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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Jim Hackett please note:||
Harbaugh will deliver us Utopia, and Schiano, only Bubble Guppies.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I believe you, so give his number to WD,....||
and let him take care of business.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh is the sun,....||
and we are the flowers.
Harbaugh is king, and we are the peasants.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||For that research....||
you deserve to drink IN bed.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of a "shitty" post,....||
tensing up, and funky body language, I wonder what Santa is trying to hide....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||And then Galloway reveals....||
his true colors in his later comments.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jeff Long....||
clearly they picked the "best politician" for this job.
The guy won't answer a question in a straight and forthright manner; he is PERFECT for this clown show AND the SEC.
Amazingly, Joey Galloway is the ONLY one making sense on this panel today.
TCU and Baylor got screwed, IMO.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This is the second loss for ECU this season where...||
the ECU coaching staff made some seriously bad decisions in the last minute of the game.
The other was against Cincinnati. ECU was at home, down by 5, first and goal on the 9 with 1:10 left in the game. CIN had one timeout. ECU runs four pass plays, ALL incompletions. Luckily, they got a PI call in the end zone on 4th down. They then score quickly, and go up by two. Problem was, those 5 plays used a total of 15 seconds, and CIN never had to use their timeout.
CIN gets the ball back with 50 seconds left. A few Gunner Kiel passes later they are in field goal range, use their timeout, and kick the FG for the one point win.
Ruffin McNeill: Another "nice guy", but....do NOT want.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Understood, as I am thinking of my Great Uncle...||
who made the supreme sacrifice in WWI fighting with the 39th Infantry Regiment during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He fell exactly one month before the Armistice, and is buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France:
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My father, a 1950 Michigan grad,....||
was a US Navy carrier pilot in WWII and the Korean War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in WWII.
Here is a photo of him post WWII (circa ~1948) flying an F4U Corsair out of NAS Grosse Ile while he was back at Michigan to finish his degree in Aeronautical Engineering:
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hey LA, I was upvoting you but....||
maybe upvoted and downvoted you at the same time.....
Sorry; didn't mean for that to happen!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Here is the link:||
I pulled it off the Bozeman Daily Chronicle FB page, but for some reason can't find it on the Montana FWP page, even though I follow it:
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||If that Sparty hit was not late AND targeting....||
then I want a reversal on the Shawn Crable hit.
Wow. How bad can the Big 10 refs be?.....
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, but one could also argue that....||
Hagerup is (still) underperforming.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||If only Rosenberg could have inferred about RR...||
.....without too much stretching....
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Amazingly, both Arizona AND ASU....||
have "Hail Mary" wins this year, with RichRod's Wildcats beating Cal with one just two weeks ago. (Arizona was at home, FWIW.)
I also just found this updated Wikipedia page listing "Hail Marys" in American Football:
Interestingly, though it could be a function of increased media coverage, successful "Hail Marys" look to be coming more prevalent in the game.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It looks like "500" and "Jackpot" are the same...||
...at least per these websites:
|1 year 16 weeks ago||My list....||
1) Miami (Thug U)
2) Notre Dame (So many years, so many reasons)
3) FSU (Delusional fans think Bobby is/was a saint, their obnoxious warchant)
4) MSU (A given)
5) Auburn (Pat "Tie" Dye, Cam Newton, the program has been cheaing FOREVER)
6) Texas A&M (Jackie Sherrill, wannabe cadets that pull sabres on opposing chearleaders, Johnny Manziel, cheaters)
7) Tennessee (Phil Fulmer and their knuckle headed fans)
8) Nebraska (SCOTT FROST crying for an NC, Lawrence Phillips, AND Tom Osborne)
9) Oklahoma (Barry Switzer)
10) Florida (Their fans need to realize they won their first SEC championship in 1991)
11) Southern Cal (OJ, Charles White phantom TD, always something dirty about them, their overdone chant)
12) Penn St. (Didn't like Paterno even when we thought he was only a crybaby)
- Anywhere Urban Meyer is the coach
- Anywhere Lou Holtz is/was the coach
|3 years 30 weeks ago||IRA = BCS||
As I alluded to in my post above, men's intercollegiate rowing is fraught with problems, primarily poor structure and organization that hinders growth. Indeed, as mentioned by you, it is very much like the BCS with its exclusion of certain programs.
For me, it was always laughable that a program like Temple University, a D1 program with a boathouse on the Schuylkill River, located in an area with loads of high school/junior rowing, and having rowing scholarships (i.e. all of the necessary resources), always was content to compete at the Dad Vail and dominate clubs, D2, and D3 teams (for a lot of years; not so much recently), and then have the gall to call themselves "national champions".
This is just one more example of what is the disorganization (most of it based on Eastern programs-biased "tradition") currently and continually undermining the credibility and future growth of the sport, both in the eyes of the public, and most importantly, the eyes of intercollegiate athletic departments.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Men's intercollegiate rowing status/history:||
This post was originally for MGoShoe, but now I see that there are many informative posts on the subject as well. Here it goes anway:
The IRA (first held in 1895), while currently the national championship for men's intercollegiate rowing, has not always been so. In fact, for most of the history of men's intercollegiate rowing (the oldest intercollegiate sport in America; a sport established with and still trying to maintain the ideals of "amateur" intercollegiate sports) there has not been a true national championship (sounds familiar....). This was due to the scheduling of the IRA and how it conflicted with the academic schedules of the University of Washington and the University of California and of the scheduling of the Harvard - Yale race, all four traditional collegiate rowing powers. Washington and Cal competed at the IRA from the 1920s to the early 1970s, and then returned in 1995. Harvard and Yale stopped competing in the IRA around 1898 (yes, 1898), and did not return until 2003, over 100 years later.
There was an alternative to the IRA started in 1982 and held in Cincinnati. It was the first time that men's rowing had a real national championship, as this event was held in mid-June, after Washington had finished their Spring Quarter, and after the Harvard - Yale race. This race continued until the west coast programs decided to return to the IRA in 1996.
While Harvard and Yale have always had the ability to control the scheduling of their event, the fact they did not really encapsulates the problems that the sport has inflicted upon itself for so many years. The rowing coaches, stewards, and alumni of the core men's programs (Washington, Cal, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Wisconsin, Navy, Syracuse, Brown, etc.) have for so long operated in a bubble. In fact, the only reason men's rowing survived through difficult economic times and the massive growth of the NCAA is due to the fact that these programs have very affluent and influential alumni (not uncommon to see rowing alumni serving as university regents) and that many of these programs, while supported financially by their respective athletic departments, have separate endowments to back them.
Men's intercollegiate rowing always has attempted to maintain its "amateur" status:
With women's rowing being designated an "emerging sport" by the NCAA for Title IX reasons, the women's side of the sport, less entrenched by the control of the traditional Ivy League/Eastern powers, has flourished and surpassed the numbers (and arguably the visibility and the viability) of men's rowing. The first NCAA women's championship was in 1997, and it includes a D1 (about 90 schools), D2 (about 25 schools), and D3 (about 60 schools) championship. Women's rowing, especially at the D1 level, is truly a "national" sport, with many conferences represented (for example, Oklahoma and Alabama have D1 programs now; Texas has had one for a while, and is THE sleeping giant of the entire country, in my opinion).
Men's intercollegiate rowing has taken note of the success of the women's side of the sport, with some realizing that the future, if there is to be growth, involves NCAA affiliation and integration. The big public institutions are backing this, with the Ivy League programs seemingly less inclined to release their grip. It will be very interesting to see how it plays out. Here's hoping that the "powers that be" do the right thing for the good of the entire sport, and not just for their own program/league.
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|4 years 4 weeks ago||I hate....||
....those stupid buckeye "o" gloves. Seriously, whoever thought that one up should be guilty of an NCAA major violation.
I also hate Millen apologizing for the buckeye players and their personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Seriously, they broke the rules because they lack in class (oh wait, NOT a "Jim Tressel coached team!")
And I agree: I normally root for the Big Ten to win all of their bowl games. There is no way this year that I can root for buckeyes, Dantonio, and Bielema. NO WAY.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I did as well:||
I am appalled at the hypocrisy displayed by Michael Rosenberg in the article about Cam Newton.
In Rosenberg's mind, a drug dealer would be a hero if he built a basketball court for his community. This is akin to the modus operandi of a Somalian warlord.
This being said, we do not know whether Cam Newton, his father, and Auburn University are guilty of these violations. Let due process run its course.
However, Rosenberg is the guy who led the charge against Coach Rich Rodriguez for having his players stretch too much. Clearly it was an agenda of hate and demonization of a fine family man and a good coach, who does give back to the community in admirable ways. While Coach Rodriguez has been exonerated, Rosenberg continues to commit the "crime" of hypocrisy.
I will never click on an SI.com link or subscribe to Sports Illustrated again while he is writing for you.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||However, the original...||
"Let The Right One In", is a highly acclaimed Swedish movie. I thought it was great, FWIW.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Actually....||
From what we have been reading from TomVH, your list is not so farfetched, with 3 of those 5 being in the "very good chance" type category.
A man can dream......
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Question for TomVH:||
Tom, do you have any information on Dee's teammate, the Dr. Phillips kicker? His name is Stephen Moffitt, and he had a huge game last night. He kicked a 51 yard field goal, and kicked every (maybe save one) kick-off in to the end zone for a touchback.
I went to the Orlando Sentinel sports top 100 list where he is ranked around 60ish. However there it says nothing about a commitment or any offers.
He seems like a very solid prospect.....it would be interesting to know where he is headed.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Congrats Dee!||
Best of luck in the rest of your season at DP, and good luck in your career at MICHIGAN!
|4 years 12 weeks ago||48 - 27||
|4 years 12 weeks ago||It happened right here at Michigan.||
The incoming freshman class for the fall of 1978 had four teammates from the same Wisconsin high school (Grafton H.S.).
They were a part of several Big Ten Championship Teams and were also a part of Bo's first Rose Bowl win ('80 season, '81 Rose Bowl win over Washington).