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|31 min 26 sec ago||The Big 10 is never going to||
I'm not sure why you assume this. FOX has the muscle to get in on there.
|33 min 47 sec ago||This is my assumption as||
This is my assumption as well. Barring some kind of federal law breaking them up, I think the big media companies are going to fight tooth and nail to keep bundling around.
For those who think the BTN is a flash in the pan, note that it's 49% owned by FOX. FOX isn't going to let that investment go to rot.
|19 hours 46 min ago||Remember the "We Hate Ainge"||
Remember the "We Hate Ainge" t-shirts? (And then "We STILL Hate Ainge" when he was traded to Sacramento?) Classic.
|20 hours 26 min ago||I love that he claimed to be||
I love that he claimed to be on the "All-Century Team." The man knows no shame.
|22 hours 16 min ago||He tried his best to get his||
He tried his best to get his name out there. He apparently edited a ton of Wikipedia articles to put his name is, created a Sporcle quiz (and played it a bunch of times) and even created his own IMDB page:
|22 hours 31 min ago||Agreed. I really want to||
Agreed. I really want to hear the Charlotte chapter of their alumni association explain how they were duped by this guy in the first place. This is hilarious:
|22 hours 34 min ago||Definitely my favorite part.||
Definitely my favorite part. He gets 63% recognition and no one else - not even guys that won the Heisman - is above 39%.
|23 hours 18 min ago||That is hilarious. I love||
That is hilarious. I love that he actually would pose for pictures and sign autographs for years. How much is a Strassini signed jersey going to be worth?
BTW, as much as they claim to hate being called "Ohio," take a look at this ring:
|23 hours 44 min ago||I love how Johnny Most's||
I love how Johnny Most's whining is spliced into the first video - well done.
In the second video, John Salley's block on Jordan at 1:40 is an amazing athletic play - one of the best blocks I've ever seen. It looks like MJ has cleared room for himself, and then Salley comes out of nowhere - and he keeps the ball alive and triggers a fastbreak, too.
|1 day 22 min ago||What I'd really like to hear||
What I'd really like to hear is the rationale for leaving Mahorn unprotected in the expansion draft in 1989. Mahorn was 31 and while he had some health issues (back), he still pretty much seemed in his prime. James Edwards had an awesome turnaround J, but he was 34 and in decline. If they'd left him unprotected instead of Mahorn, he probably would have been passed over.
|1 day 27 min ago||I don't think any team||
If any team "ruined basketball," it had to be the Pat Riley Knicks, not the Bad Boys. The Bad Boys were actually really talented at both ends. They played at a slower pace than say, the Showtime Lakers, but most of their games were still in the 100s.
The Riley Knicks were basically Patrick Ewing and a bunch of goons, and played a lot of games with scores of like 90-82.
|1 day 33 min ago||He was also a very||
He was also a very well-rounded person, with a lot of intellectual interests. Not like a typical NBA coach at all.
|1 day 41 min ago||AD was actually only there||
AD was actually only there for 2.5 years. It felt longer, though, because all the young guys - Dumars, Salley, Rodman - looked up to him and called him "the Teacher."
He probably had to go, though, because he couldn't get along with Isiah and Laimbeer, and those two ran the show.
|1 day 46 min ago||Same||
I had no idea who "Miguel" was.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Can they even make a profit||
Can they even make a profit on the magazine at that price level?
|3 days 1 hour ago||The only thing I know about||
The only thing I know about horse racing is that there hasn't been a Triple Crown winner in about 35 years, which means it's never happened in my lifetime. Accordingly, go Orb!
|3 days 19 hours ago||Agree - the quality of||
Agree - the quality of rentals jumps a lot beyond the $800 mark. Below it, it's sketchy.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Actually, they can change the||
Actually, they can change the call, if play hasn't resumed yet. You see this happen sometimes (usually when one ref overrules the other).
|4 days 23 hours ago||Eh, not a fan of singular||
Eh, not a fan of singular team nicknames.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Nitpicking: the plural of||
Nitpicking: the plural of fleur-de-lis is fleurs-de-lis.
|4 days 23 hours ago||What I don't like is that||
What I don't like is that instead of having a rivalry game at home each year, we're going to have two on odd years and zero on even years. That just sucks.
|5 days 20 hours ago||The NJ situation is||
The NJ situation is different. That state was never part of the B1G footprint and now it suddenly is. That makes recruiting there easier for the rest of the conference. And there's only one NJ school in the conference, so if kids don't like Rutgers, they'll leave the state. Having two schools in a state is a very different dynamic than one. Not that much talent leaves the state of Michigan, for instance, because kids who don't want to come here can stay local and go to MSU, or vice versa.
Right now, if you're from Ohio and don't want to attend the school in Columbus, you'll leave the state if you want to play big-time football. If a second local school were added to the mix, suddenly there would be an alternative to the Bucks within the state borders.
|5 days 23 hours ago||But wouldn't it be bad for us||
But wouldn't it be bad for us to have two B1G schools in Ohio? It seems like it would be harder to pull players away from two schools instead of one.
|5 days 23 hours ago||He looks like a young Jim||
He looks like a young Jim Harbaugh.
|5 days 23 hours ago||MSU was just an NIT team||
MSU was just an NIT team then, so it wasn't a marquee victory. The "Last 10" criterion is what killed us that year.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Missing Michigan a||
Why would it be "falling on the sword" to play us out of conference? It'd be good for their strength of schedule and a loss wouldn't hurt them in the B1G race. I don't see a real downside for them.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Yay for the Holiday Bowl -||
Yay for the Holiday Bowl - excellent bowl site.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Maybe, but the East/West||
Maybe, but the East/West split would be even more lopsided in basketball, with Indiana and Maryland being good programs to go with Michigan/Ohio/MSU.
|6 days 22 hours ago||So when Manhattan plays in||
So when Manhattan plays in Brooklyn, is it like a road game for them?
|6 days 22 hours ago||That would mean 22 conference||
That would mean 22 conference games - too many IMO. And you'd need four more the year after that when Rutgers and Maryland come in. You realistically have to have an unbalanced schedule. But the good news is that the regular season doesn't mean much.