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|22 hours 35 min ago||He beat Sparty in 2012.||
He beat Sparty in 2012.
|1 day 1 hour ago||
Purdue actually won the B1G title in baseball in 2012.
|1 day 23 hours ago||RichRod's biggest problem||
RichRod's biggest problem wasn't recruiting, it was player retention. His classes looked OK in February, but a lot of them didn't make it to campus or left soon thereafter. His 2010 class of 27 was down to 9 guys by last fall.
|1 day 23 hours ago||You're really blaming Hoke||
You're really blaming Hoke for Gibbons - something that happened a year before he got here? You do realize that if Brandon had hired Miles in 2011, the Gibbons thing still would have been hanging over our heads?
And don't mischaracterize my argument - I'm obviously not happy with last year's record. Saying I think we can win and have integrity does not mean I am happy with 7-6. I know you're in high school, but would hope you're intellectually mature enough to get that.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Most of the OL we've||
Most of the OL we've recruited had offers from other major programs. If we're evaluating them badly, so are lots of other schools.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Agree with your first two||
Agree with your first two examples, but not the Morris one. Without knowing, I would not assume he was white (Shane Morris doesn't seem like an obvious "white name") or rich for that matter. Private schools pretty much all give out some scholarships to needy students.
|2 days 31 min ago||So you have no problem with||
So you have no problem with an abysmal APR, multiple NCAA violations at both schools he's been at, and yanking the scholarships of guys who have already moved into their dorms as freshmen?
Miles is a jackass. Brandon is far from the only guy at Michigan who doesn't like him. (He wasn't even the AD back when Miles wanted this job.) We can be a winning program and still have a shred of integrity. It doesn't have to be an either/or.
|2 days 50 min ago||Les Miles is slimy as hell.||
Les Miles is slimy as hell. I don't want that guy. We can win without having to resort to his tactics.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Is OL recruiting really a||
Is OL recruiting really a problem for this coaching staff? Doesn't seem like it.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It's not all on RichRod, but||
It's not all on RichRod, but the crappy 2010 and 2011 recruiting classes are not helping matters. We should not be in a position where we're hoping for a grad student transfer to bail out the OL.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Wherever he goes, I hope his||
Wherever he goes, I hope his team puts the cedilla in his nameplate (like for Pierre Garçon) - his name really should be written François.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Space Coyote is correct -||
Space Coyote is correct - this board was always pro-RR. There were a handful who were against him, but they were a clear minority. Only at the very end was there any real discussion about his job status.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Black Louisianans aren't||
Black Louisianans aren't usually Haitian Creole - they're Louisiana Creoles. Both have francophone origins but their culture is different. Joe Dumars is of Creole descent, incidentally.
The Haitian community is more in Florida and the NYC area.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I would guess so. We might||
I would guess so. We might drop below capacity (109,901) though.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I can't imagine Brandon would||
I can't imagine Brandon would be okay with having thousands of unsold tickets. That kind of thing can snowball - once fans see that it's not necessary to buy season tickets to get seats to every game, more could decide not to renew the next year. It's absolutely in the AD's best interests to find a way to get all the tickets sold.
People are making Brandon into some kind of diabolical villain when he's really just continued the ticket policies set in motion by his predecessors. We've progressively raised ticket prices for a generation now. We never hit the breaking point because either the team was strong or the schedule was good. Now we're hitting the perfect storm, coming off a 7-6 season and having our worst schedule in forever, and it looks like the breaking point has finally been hit.
I do think some kind of discounted packages are going to be offered this summer. They're not going to just let 10K tickets go unsold.
|3 days 1 hour ago||In 2008 we were 3-7 played in||
The announced attendance isn't an actual count of the number of people in the stands. It's the number of tickets sold plus the people with press/field passes.
|3 days 1 hour ago||The other thing is that PSDs||
The other thing is that PSDs are tax-deductible, so rolling them into the regular ticket price would hit fans extra hard.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Great summary. Regarding||
Regarding derbies, for France, I would add PSG/Marseille and Lyon/St-Etienne.
|5 days 5 hours ago||One other benefit for the||
One other benefit for the NBA: if these guys stay in college two years, they'll make much more of a name for themselves before they enter the NBA, thus increasing general interest. When players were going pro straight out of high school, that was a pain for the league from a marketing standpoint, because it was now dealing with players who had no name recognition whatsoever when they entered the league.
Also, it can't really be quantified, but a lot of fans (particularly older ones) have more respect for guys who stuck around in college awhile. Not going to college is something that I think has hurt both LeBron and Kobe from a marketing standpoint. (It hasn't crippled them in this regard, of course, but they haven't attained MJ-levels of marketing appeal, and I think this is a factor.)
|5 days 10 hours ago||Not all the cards. The NCAA||
Not all the cards. The NCAA decides whether a player has forfeited his eligibility, not the NBA.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Henson was more talented. I||
Henson was more talented. I know that sounds crazy, but he had a stronger arm and was more athletic. Brady made better decisions, though.
|5 days 22 hours ago||What would the point of that||
What would the point of that be? Keep the competition going, even if it's predictable who will win the job. When you're coming off a 7-6 season, no one should feel too safe about his spot on the depth chart.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Juiceman's not a college||
Juiceman's not a college student. He was outed as a fake insider awhile back. I see he's now returned to put on more of his shtick.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I loved it. My only nitpick||
I loved it. My only nitpick is that I wanted to hear even more of Johnny Most's slobbering against the Pistons' physicality. More of it here:
|6 days 9 hours ago||That was awful timing by the||
That was awful timing by the NBA, holding the expansion draft two days after the last NBA Finals game. They could have given us a few more days.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Oh yeah, I forgot that Isiah||
Oh yeah, I forgot that Isiah used to have his first name above his last name on the back of his jersey. Why did he do that?
|1 week 1 day ago||Make it a four-year stretch -||
Make it a four-year stretch - his most productive season statistically was in 2010-11.
|1 week 1 day ago||What other position would he||
What other position would he play? The 3? He has no perimeter game.
|1 week 1 day ago||He also lost Erazem Lorbek,||
He also lost Erazem Lorbek, although I think he went to Europe instead of the NBA.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fulmer had two losing seasons||
Fulmer had two losing seasons in his last four. That's tough for a lot of coaches to survive at a big school.