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|2 days 12 hours ago||Best Case / Worst Case||
My best case is 24-6 (14-4) with losses at NC State, at SMU, at Maryland, at Iowa, at Wisconsin, and at Purdue. You could probably exchange one of those likely losses with a win and put the loss in an unexpected game.
My worst case is 16-14 (8-10) with Michigan not winning any of their tough games in the conference and losing to Xavier and one game in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
I'll go on the high side and say 22-8 (12-6) with a solid #5/#6 seed and a run to the Sweet 16.
|3 days 14 hours ago||#1||
I'd rather lose to MSU and have Ohio State come in to Michigan Stadium undefeated and ranked #1 in the country and then beat them. That would definitely get everything trending upward.
|1 week 1 day ago||Redondo||
I'm in Santa Monica so I might go to Q's if I can, but probably go for the games against State and Ohio State at the very least. Maybe a Sat night game too. Uber (or my wife) will be my friend.
EDIT: Not sure if it's the same place, but went to a Michigan bar in Redondo for the Devin Gardner onslaught against ND two years ago and it was a good time. We got a seat 30 minutes before kickoff.
|1 week 1 day ago||Online||
I have a feeling this is going to end up in the Missed Connections page on Craigslist.
|1 week 1 day ago||Public Relations||
And the PR person they had just promoted looks incompetent. I work with a lot of PR people and a simple statement immediately following Hoke's press conference along the lines of...
"We are continuing to speak with all relevant parties regarding the incident during yesterday's Minnesota game. Rest assured that Coach Hoke and the Ahtletic Department take the matter of player safety very seriously and will work throughout the day to determine if the safety of any player was compromised."
...would've at least kept the media from circling the wagons for another 12 consecutive hours.
|1 week 4 days ago||Options||
Obviously as a Chicago sports fan, I'm going to say Bears vs. Packers even though it's been one-sided as of late (sigh).
I'd also add Cubs vs. Cardinals, but there's not the animosity that really brings a rivalry to another level. It's also been one-sided forever (sigh again).
Duke vs. UNC is up there as well as I've always had an affection for UNC since Jordan went there.
Yankees vs. Red Sox was fun when I was living in New York (especially during 2004).
I will say that in the past 6-7 years, the Bulls vs. Heat (even pre-LeBron) has been pretty intense.
|1 week 5 days ago||Team Breakdown||
Here's a breakdown by the team for the starters only:
OHIO STATE: (18)
MICHIGAN STATE: (14)
PENN STATE: (9)
- This blog is full of tremendous homers (a possibility) or Brady Hoke got fired because he was awful at actually using the talent he had available.
- Teams should think about running the ball against Minnesota.
- Penn State could be pretty good if they find 5 guys to approximate an offensive line.
- Whoever emerges from the East Division bloodbath will probably be facing Wisconsin (again).
- Oh, Purdue.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||PB Bar & Grill||
Been a year since I lived there, but PB Bar & Grill in (you guessed it) Pacific Beach was the bar I always went to. There's one in Encinitas as well that might've become the official one.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Record||
Regular men aren't meant to do extraordinary things. Hoke is entirely average at caching and at places like Ball State and San Diego State, regular and average and okay is enough to succeed. Funny that Hoke's, "this is Michigan, fergodsakes" line was an accurate assesment of why he failed. That and he was hired after compiling a losing record at two Group of Five programs. It's a mistake other schools on Michigan's level have made (see: Golden, Al) and will make again.
Thank you for your service Mr. Hoke. I hope you find a place where you belong.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Rent A Car||
Perhaps the rental car didn't have a spare or a jack. Or maybe he has a physical ailment that prevents him from changing the tire.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Expansion||
The ACC has an exit fee of $50 million right now and as somebody mentioned the TV rights are tied to the conference, not to the school, making it very, very unlikely that it makes financial sense for any ACC school to leave the conference (outside of maybe ND because of the NBC money).
The Big 10 has its TV deal coming up in a year or two and is expected to see a significant increase with both ESPN and FOX expected to make major bids (as reported on this very site I believe). I find it highly unlikely that Nebraska will leave millions of dollars on the table simpy because they used to have a rivalry with Oklahoma.
The Big 12 is really the key here. Do the remaining schools have options? I bet you Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (a package deal) are looking long and hard at the SEC and the PAC-12 as an option if the money makes sense. OU would at least offer a mid-size media market and more eyeballs in Texas (at least for the SEC). Iowa State is basically screwed since they bring nothing to the table. Ditto Kansas State, but at least they are tied to KU. I'm sure the numbers guys at the Big 10 have run the scenarios if they add KU and K-State and whether it makes sense from a financial perspective. My guess is that it doesn't.
If I had to guess, best bet would be that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State jump to either the SEC or the Pac-12 and Kansas/K-State try like hell to get into the Big 10 shortly after that. If they make it, I bet you see Texas kick the tires on starting up the old Southwest Conference again with the Longhorn Network as the "conference" channel. A Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Houston, SMU, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia and some combo of Kansas, K-State, UTEP, Rice, and maybe Texas State/UTSA would probably be the outcome.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus||
As the owner of a pretty decent collection, if I had to name just one series or graphic novel, I'd probably go with...
Born Again by Frank Miller.
It's the perfect Daredevil story and although I'm not a huge fan of the way it ends, the beginning and middle is so damn good that it's impossible not to love it.
The Killing Joke
Ed Brubaker's Captain American run (#1-#25)
Matt Fraction's Hawkeye run
Chris Claremont's X-Men run
Invincible by Robert Kirkman
Geoff John's Green Lantern run
Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughn
|8 weeks 6 days ago||1 Question||
Listen, the only two questions that need to be asked when wondering if X State University will join Conference Y are will X State make money being in Conference Y than Conference Z and does X State sit in a media market that could result in more dollars in Conference Y's pockets.
If the answer to both is 'yes', then you have something.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Breathe||
Taking this story and turning it into a referendum on let's see who wants to win and who wants to do what's best for the kids is not the way to go.
We have no idea what actually happened. Pipkins is claiming the staff told him to retire for some nefarious purpose, but it's not like he was a Sophomore and we needed the scholarship for next year. He would've been gone regardless. There seems to be some disconnect between what Harbaugh is getting from the medical staff and what Pipkins is hearing as well.
Best guess is that Harbaugh had no plans on using Pipkins at all and rather than just keep him on the roster and let him sit on the sidelines, he told the kid to medical and focus on getting his degree. Not the best look for JH, but since this all happened after recruiting was over, this doesn't appear to be a Saban situation either.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Kings?||
Yea, you're right. If only there was another dominant team in the West that had won Cups in 2012 and 2014.
Thank God the Blackhawks have been able to cake walk through the conference the last couple of years.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Troll||
To be fair to our troll friend, that's because most books didn't even list The Horror.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||1. Breaking Bad An experience||
1. Breaking Bad
An experience that played out more like a visual novel penned by a Great American Writer rather than something we'd traditionally associate with television.
The first show that probably caused an unhealthy level of devotion for me. Some of the iconic scenes still stick with me after all these years.
3. The Simpsons
Is there anything funnier than Seasons 3-10 of The Simpsons. The quality has become subpar since then, but it's probably the pinnacle of comedy for me.
4. Game of Thrones
Not a book reader, but the scope of the world has me reading wikia articles about Joramun and Harrenhal.
5. Friday Night Lights
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Bra-vo. It's like I just read a Phillip K. Dick short story combined with Bacon's next book about the Brandon/Hoke years. And it was glorious.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Wording||
By "left that post", I assume they meant "run out of town".
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Second This||
You don't want to live anywhere west of the 101 if you have to make it out to Chino every day, but that Los Feliz/Eagle Rock area is nice for the most part and pretty cool neighborhood.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
So half the people think Money cruises to an easy decision and the other half think this fight isn't worth watching because it wasn't 5 years ago. Most pound-for-pound lists have Mayweather-Pacquiao as #1 and #2. The two best fighters in the world (still) facing off? Nah, you're right, not worth it because it's not when they were #1 and #2 five years ago.
Second, I think the fight itself won't be some kind of all-action slugfest, but it will be good. A slower, but more powerful Marcos Maidana gave seriously trouble last year in their first fight. Mayweather has struggled against quick southpaws in the past (Zab Judah knocked him down, but it wasn't called) while counter-punchers have had the best success against Pacquiao. I largely agree with the sentiment that if it goes to the judges that Mayweather will win, unless Pacquiao just unloads on him round after round after round.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Q&A||
Listen, I've lived in both DC (where Five Guys started) and California (In-N-Out) and the correct answer to this question is DELICIOUS!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||SHOCKER||
The real shocker is that a list of teams who have gone the longest without winning a championship didn't include the Cubs for once.
|18 weeks 23 hours ago||Animated Movies||
Animated movies, yes. And, I don't dispute that The Flash and Arrow are doing really well. But don't knock Agents of Shield. That show got really good starting with the 2nd half of last season.
And if you haven't seen Daredevil, it blows either of the CW shows out of the water.
I'm just disappointed that rather than do their own thing, DC chose to just copy Marvel's plan (and poorly, if the DOJ trailer and this picture are anything to go by).
DISCLAIMER: No DC movie has come out yet, therefore all these judgments are based on the tidbits of information and the aforementioned trailer/picture that has been released.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||No Good||
This looks like the super gritty & grim tone that DC is extending to their entire movie universe. Superman straight up murders a dude. Batman and Superman fight because they're angry ARGH. Joker has damaged tattooed across his forehead.
I have as many DC comics as Marvel comics (well maybe not as many, but I have some good representation), so I say this not as one of those (Marvel pwns DC fanboys), but Marvel is killing DC when it comes to movies/television.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
This board has gotten really sarcastic as of late. I think we desperately need some news or something to get us back on track.
Or, we just keep making fun of each other and cracking jokes.
I'm honestly okay with either.
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||Here We Go||
So, here's the thing, Marvel changed the game when it came to superhero movies by creating a cohesive universe spread across multiple films (and now television shows). It was and still is a brilliant strategy. Because companies tend to follow rather than lead, DC says, "hey, we should do that too."
But, there's a problem. Rather than build off an insanely popular movie featuring a great actor in an unforgettable (and perfect) role, they decide to build off an awful film (I could list the myriad of issues with Man of Steel, but I won't). Oh, and after an entire generation spent billions of dollars fawning over a trilogy featuring their most popular character, they decide to recast said character with a polarizing actor/celebrity.
And, they hired Zack Snyder who has now made 1 okay movie and 2 really, really bad movies.
Still, that's not their biggest problem. Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge success. Iron Man was a huge success. You know why, outside of the MCU connection? They were fun movies. You enjoyed watching them.
This trailer makes me want to gouge my own eyes out with a fork. Everything is bleak and deadly and mopey. That's fine for a Batman movie. It's not okay for a Superman movie or a Justice League movie.
DC is trying to copy Marvel, but doing a piss poor job of it.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Maryland||
Lived blocks from the campus for a year and my wife graduated from there. Definitely NOT a commuter school unless you mean most people live off campus. Because a lot do, but most live within walking distance.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Hockey Bear||
The Harbaugh head flying from SF to Michigan was definitely the top of the most recent.
I TOTALLY forgot about Hockey Bear. That was amazing.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||ACC/BYU||
I think the Big XII will probably look towards BYU and Cincy when they move to expand. The lack of a conf. title game in football could seriously hurt them as bad as it did this year. They could've had a really good haul 2-3 years ago and grabbed Cincy/Louisville to pair with West Virginia.
As far as the ACC, when the whole realignment thing happened, I thought I read the ACC schools signed a pretty restrictive agreement with harsh financial penalities if they left the conference over the next 10-15 years.