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|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm repeating what I said||
I'm repeating what I said yesterday. All it would take is flipping Indiana and MSU. From IU's perspective, they have a schedule imbalance because M/OSU are both home in odd years. I don't know for sure but I assume those are their biggest games, so they might be amenable to flipping M, with the bonus that they get home games against us two years in a row. It can be fixed as early as 2020.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Because there are more||
Because there are more considerations than just what the fans want? It's probably best to reserve judgement until we get the full story, and details that went into the decision.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No, just Indiana. It's||
No, just Indiana. It's probably too late to do it in 2018 but I don't think the 2020 Big Ten schedule has been released. Currently M is scheduled to be vIU @MSU in 2020. Switch those and you're back on track, with the bonus of Michigan getting two straight home games in 2019-2020 vs MSU (return for 2013-14). I don't think Indiana would mind, they currently have OSU and M on the same home/away schedule, it they switch it up they would have OSU/MSU away in 2020 and M/PSU home.
SOMEBODY MAKE THIS HAPPEN
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You're exactly right. In ND||
You're exactly right. In ND is home game 5 after the 4 B1G games. Doing it this way opens more flexibility with filling the holes in 2018-2019. ND away in 2019 would almost require two tomato can home games since there would be 6 committed away games.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||This is funny and good and||
This is funny and good and all, but I feel like Harbaugh isn't the most insane coach in the world. Crazy and eccentric, probably, but not insane. There are many no-doubt loonies in Latin American soccer, minor league baseball, high school football etc., that are worse than Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone from the thread last||
Everyone from the thread last Tuesday calling this Ausmus's last series are curiously absent from this thread. Weird how they won 6 in a row including 4 on the road with such a terrible team.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not really a failure story||
Not really a failure story but sad nonetheless: 2014, I'm driving a 1978 Cadillac Seville, handed down from my grandmother. White with a dark red top and red leather seats. I convince the family that I should get it because I will park it safely underground instead of on the street at home. I am away for a weekend to attend my sister's graduation, leaving the car there. I get a call on Saturday morning saying there was an incident with my car. I get back to see it, and a 4 foot chunk of the concrete ceiling had fallen directly on top of the roof, crushing it. Car is totaled. After more than a year, we replace it with a similar car (76 with a tan top, it actually looks better than the other one) that I'm driving now, but not after a lot of pain and suffering. I'll never forget how the old one looked.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Maybe Marshawn Lynch was||
Maybe Marshawn Lynch was there that day
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Coin flipping is random but||
Coin flipping is random but an entire country doesn't time it's bathroom breaks around a game of competitive coin flipping. The pro leagues are successful because they strike a good balance between rewarding smart play (players, coaches and GMs) and being unpredictable and dramatic each night. But many feel hockey, and the NHL in particular, are trending too far to the "every game is a coinflip" side.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It seems a little unfair to||
It seems a little unfair to the winner to miss out on two more wins and a home series (extra ticket $$). If they host the semis and final, it makes up for it, partially.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Is Ausmus is proof you don't||
Is Ausmus is proof you don't make inexperienced hires for manager what is Mike Matheny? Or Joe Girardi?
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||January 1 is a Sunday and the||
January 1 is a Sunday and the NFL plays then. When that happens the NYD bowls get bumped to Jan. 2. That's how it always happens.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||69Nice||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Brady, Brees and Wilson are||
Brady, Brees and Wilson are in fact the only QBs NOT drafted in the first round to win a Super Bowl since 2003. The rest: both Mannings, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, Flacco.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I believe each one of those||
I believe each one of those were in series their teams ended up winning, and all but Thomas still ended up winning the Cup, I think. So yeah, shit happens, but it doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of the NHL playoffs.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Oh come on. Hate a team with||
Oh come on. Hate a team with Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Larkin, Nyquist, and Athanasiou, and Mrazek? Yes it's frustrating that the Wings are now at the bottom of the conference instead of the top, and not an obvious Cup contender right now, but we're still making the playoffs annually, took the SCF runner-up to 7 games last year, and have youth in the pipeline.
Yes there are things to be frustrated about. The Babcock to Blashill transition has been rougher than everyone assumed and we probably overpaid slightly for Ericsson, Abdelkader and a few others. But those are not team-killing mistakes. It's hard to build an elite team without high picks - look at the top teams this year, they all have multiple lottery picks in their core. Larkin (and Mantha) are the only ones we have, and they were both mid-first round picks. What Holland has done in the 11 seasons since the lockout is pretty amazing, keeping the team competitive without totally sucking for a few seasons.
Plus, look at the roster, this has to be the bottom, it will get better from here. Losing Dats and Z will hurt over the next few years but they're not what they used to be anyway. I'm excited to see what Larkin, Mantha, AA, and others can do as they mature. Petr Mrazek is 23 years old, he could be the next superstar goalie in a year or two. The defense needs help, but that can be addressed.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno, I think it's more||
I dunno, I think it's more the fact that it's only 16 teams compared to 64 (I mean 68). If the basketball tournament were only the Sweet 16 teams, we might realize that it is almost as random as hockey. This year, all four 1s made it to the Sweet 16 (Elite 8 even) but only one made it to the Final Four. I think the fact that 1s make it to the FF as much as they do is more a function of an easier path in the first couple rounds, where they play a 16 (and never lose) and an 8/9 (generally a mediocre team from a big conference or an at-large from a mid-major, not great teams either way).
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure the ATO makes||
I'm pretty sure the ATO makes you lose your college eligibility, so he's gone.
Good luck Zach!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like Sean Ornery got||
Looks like Sean Ornery got caved, finally, and his bitchy post disappeared. It's why drjaws's post looks out of context.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||If UND can score so much||
If UND can score so much against what I assume is a competent defensive team, I'm scared what they would do to the M defense. Not that I'm looking ahead of the other UND tonight.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||The primary difference is, I||
The primary difference is, I think, the arena. All your other examples--field hockey, baseball, softball, tennis--have facilities that are so specialized they are not being used for anything else, and are therefore open at the time of postseason play. The hockey facilities, on the other hand, are often shared, and booked for other stuff. I'm not saying it's a good reason, but it's apparently why Wisconsin and OSU don't want to host the B1G tournament on campus, so I imagine it's a concern for the other hockey schools as well.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder who asked first? I||
I wonder who asked first? I wouldn't think the B1G would go looking for ND unless they already have a 7th (ASU? Unknown B1G team) and need an 8th. Notre Dame seems like an okay fit for Hockey East, and good for their BC rivalry. If they don't like traveling, they'll still have to travel just as far for Minnesota and PSU.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I just want to say that I love watching West||
I just want to say that I love watching West Virginia. I definitely couldn't handle rooting for a team that plays like that, but as a neutral it's awesome. Particularly compared to whatever the Pitt-Wisconsin game was. It's like playing NCAA football and blitzing 8 every down.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Plus, you know, basketball||
Plus, you know, basketball school
|18 weeks 5 days ago||*sheepishly raises hand* I||
*sheepishly raises hand* I had Missouri winning it all that year. It was my contrarian pick to win my bracket. Obviously, didn't work.
Luckily, my contrarian pick this year is putting Virginia in the Final Four. That's looking good.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Looks like it's down now but||
Looks like it's down now but linked to and discussed here:
|18 weeks 5 days ago||As you requested!||
As you requested!
|20 weeks 13 hours ago||You probably don't remember||
You probably don't remember it because M missed the tournament that year, but a few years ago Grand Rapids hosted a regional, which Michigan would have been placed in. Toledo also hosted a regional that year, which Michigan couldn't have gone to because of the one in GR. So despite having one of the regionals less than an hour drive from campus, we couldn't have participated in it.
NCAA hockey is nonsense.