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|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think we're hoping||
I don't think we're hoping Walton will take Spike's minutes, but he'll be taking the minutes Dakich would play.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||A school is limited in the||
A school is limited in the number of swimmers it can bring to the conference meet. Each swimmer is limited to a certain number of events, but where they are entered is up to each team.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ultimate FU||
You left out a real downer... in the 500, after swimming for over 4 minutes, Nielsen got touched out by .06 seconds! UM still placed 3 in the top 6.
On a side note, cannot believe 19.30 is only good for a B cut. Good thing Powers got his A in prelims.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||The way this team plays, I||
The way this team plays, I would not be surprised if they were able to reach 16 points with only field goals.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||My family tradition starts||
My family tradition starts with us waking up really early and departing Columbus for A2 before the drooling hordes arrive. We then meet my dad at the McDonalds in Findlay, where we give knowing nods and smiles to all of the Ohio-resident, maize-and-blue faithful that also make a stop there. Then a straight shot up to Ann Arbor where we stroll the neighborhoods east of the stadium and comment on how great it would be to live there all the time.
This tradition will not be renewed this year as we have been priced out by the athletic department. Whoever is sitting in Section 5, Row 48... keep the seats warm.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not one to usually mess||
I'm not one to usually mess around with things on my phone, but your mobile version is too good to pass up. Cheers, sir.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||A couple of years ago, I went||
A couple of years ago, I went to Slovenia and Croatia. As former Yugoslav states, Americans tend to think of them as hostile war zones, but that was over 20 years ago now. Slovenia is a well established part of the EU with a prosperous economy, while Croatia is one of the most popular vacations spots among those from northern Europe.
In western Slovenia, outdoor sportsmanship is the primary attraction in the eastern edge of the Alps, which slope down into wine country in the eastern part of the country. Croatia is a beach destination, with a thousand miles of coastline. But don't miss to highlights: Plitvicka Nat'l Park has the clearest water you've ever seen, and Dubrovnik isn't called "the Pearl of the Adriatic" for nothing.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||In college, I attended a game||
In college, I attended a game at West Virginia in 2005 vs. a nobody (I looked it up - Wofford!). I recall it being about half full, even though it was a nice September afternoon. Otherwise, there wasn't much to say about it. It was early in Pat White's freshman year, so he wasn't even a big deal yet. They did love them some PacMan Jones at the time, though.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||With Ohio State Alumni||
I think this is the point that tips it toward attending the game. If you're going to be with OSU people, the physical confrontations will be fewer. Of course there will always be heckling, but that's what a rivalry is all about.
I've attended several times with my OSU friend. If your OSU friends are actually friends, they'll help to steer you away from the worst tailgates.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Cirrhosis of the River||
Cirrhosis of the River
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure there is a long list||
I'm sure there is a long list of NFL teams that have backed their way into a playoff spot.
Celebrating right now, not interested in citing specific examples.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Ellis Island||
There is a small, off-strip casino called Ellis Island behind Bally's. Best (affordable) BBQ in Vegas, plus cheap table minimums while you wait.
|51 weeks 19 hours ago||Man, that's a shitty way to||
Man, that's a shitty way to go.
|1 year 3 days ago||1. Father = Alumnus 2. 30+||
1. Father = Alumnus
2. 30+ (How long ago was 1972?)
Reason: Family sat in same spot since my dad played + how impossible will it be to get tickets when the team is good again?
Admission: We are getting very close to being priced out of the stadium.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||What else am I gonna||
What else am I gonna watch?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Rebounding||
Let's say we fouled them and they missed the front end of the 1-and-1. Based on what I saw yesterday, a strong argument could be made that Kentucky would be the team more likely to come away with that rebound, and now one of their giant leapers has the ball within 4 feet of the basket.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Before each season, time||
Before each season, time thresholds are set for qualifying for nationals. Obviously, if you go faster than a certain time (A-cut), you are guaranteed an invitation to swim at Nationals. Surpassing a slightly slower time (B-cut), will get you an invitation if they need to fill out a field (minimum 32 swimmers per event, I believe).
Before the Nationals meet, each event is seeded according each swimmer's best time from the season (1st seed = fastest of the year). Based on preliminary seeding, Michigan is projected to finish just behind Florida in the runner-up position. Of course, as with any sport, swim meets never go according to seeding, and that's why we "play the game."
To help you read the results pages in the link from the OP: All swimmers in an event swim in the morning, called the preliminary session, or prelims. The top 16 swimmers in the morning qualify for the night session, or finals. They are divided into two heats of eight... In finals, if you finish in 8th in the fast heat, you can finish no lower than 8th, even if you are slower than 9th place, who won in the slower heat. All swimmers who finish in finals score points.
Michigan is in such good position not only because they have several kids competing for titles in individual events, but because the program has some serious depth.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Distance||
Michigan qualified 4 guys for finals in the 500. Coach Bottom was brought in as a sprint specialist, but he has really carried on Urbancek's strong distance tradition. It really speaks to the coach's, and thus the program's, versatility.
Also, the 200 free relay swam faster than at Big Ten's... that bodes well for the meet.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Last picture||
It looks like the girl at Beilein's right elbow just saw GRIII jump for the first time.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Having spent 4 years swimming||
Having spent 4 years swimming against Kenyon and Denison, I am no longer surprised by the speed of DIII swimming
|1 year 8 weeks ago||As mentioned above, taper is||
As mentioned above, taper is a gradual reduction yardage, typically done over a month or two leading into the biggest meet of the season. In my experience in sprint/mid-distance, however, the shorter distance is accompanied by an increase in intensity. Aerobic workouts to build endurance are replaced by short bursts of exertion to increase the strength of the muscles and explosiveness of your movements. It also affords a lot of time to work on very specific technique work (i.e. turns, starts, breakouts).
As you might guess by reading that, taper is not the same for distance swimmers, who must maintain the aerobic endurance to compete in their events. Their end of season is more like a rest than an true taper.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Don't know about UM||
But I think no public university has as extreme an out-of-state policy as UNC does, where the o-o-s acceptance is like 20% of an incoming class (and that includes athletes).
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Don't you worry about||
Don't you worry about marketing budget spending. Let me worry about marketing budget spending.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The other point of view.||
I'm very excited about this hire, and agree that Michigan got a guy who is a massive upgrade and will have a huge, positive impact on the QBs and team in general. But the way this article reads, Nussmeier is the be-all, end-all of quarterback coaches. I'm just wondering, surely there has been a complaint outside of the Rams all got injured and AJ McCarron didn't win everything there is to win?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Last night, I plugged in my||
Last night, I plugged in my NES and lost several hours to Battle Toads and Double Dragon. Thats the same thing, right?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||the state of Alabama||
There are still some bitter feelings in the Michigan fanbase about the split with Nebraska in '97. Can you imagine the vitriol if Auburn and Alabama had to split a title?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Oh Please, Please||
I live in Columbus and need very badly for OSU to not even have a chance at the National Championship. So, while its not ideal, Sparty On.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Yes, it reminded me of an OSU||
Yes, it reminded me of an OSU game 6 or 8 years ago, when they came in and did a whole show of John Phillips Sousa. You really can't boo that.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Band impression||
Often, I would agree with the OP. I have frequently thought that the band is not loud enough. But that is more due to the nature of having woodwinds, not position in the stadium. Brass bands are inherently louder, and more suited to stadium environments.
However, last night's performances did not make me wish we had their band. Their sound was not nearly as crisp, particularly their drum line. Even in the pregame show, when all ND was doing was walking in blocked, straight lines, their "straight" varied easily by 3 yards.
As far as I'm concerned, the only thing ND's band had going for them is the kilted color guard.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It seems to me that if you||
It seems to me that if you knew you were going to have a slow go with a pregnant wife and elderly parent, that you should've planned to arrive before the 40,000 drunk kids.