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|4 days 15 hours ago||Wisky||
"University of Wisconsin" was technically correct in her case, but it's misleading. Probably 99% of people outside the state would assume that "University of Wisconsin" means the Madison campus.
|4 days 15 hours ago||UC campuses||
All of the UC campuses are under a single set of regents, unlike UM and MSU which have their own regents (or trustees, as MSU calls them).
|1 week 5 days ago||mostly agree||
But on the list of core goals, 1a (if not 1) has to be to avoid scandals and not embarrass the university. Penn State didn't have a problem with graduating players or winning games.
|1 week 5 days ago||0/10||
If you're going to troll, at least try to be entertaining.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||signed||
Excluding people I knew personally, I'd go with Ritter. She was the key player on the first cold-weather team to break through and win a softball title.
That said, I would consider both baseball and softball to be minor sports because they draw crowds in the hundreds and don't get much media attention. To me, hockey and women's basketball are on the fence between major and minor.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Glasgow||
I think I had him second behind Henry. He probably has a lower ceiling than most of the others, but I put more weight on performance to date than on potential. I put Lewis ahead of Peppers too.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||we have crazy depth there||
I'd expect all 6 of those guys to play more (if healthy) than all but the top 2 or 3 who are listed at DE. I'd expect 3 of them to be in the game when we run the 3-4ish defense they were talking about.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I just got my Sparty co-worker||
I told him that Dantonio was going to retire at the end of next season.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||white is awful||
It's a Sparty color. We should wear as little white as possible.
Blue pants on the road might not be too bad, but not at home. Monochrome doesn't look good.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||ok||
It's always ok to wear a jersey to a game or to a bar/house party/whatever to watch a game, even if you're Henry Kissinger.
If you're over 30, you shouldn't wear a jersey in other circumstances.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||come on||
I agree that we should use the players' last names, but M has just one player named Tera and one named Kelly.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||he's an MD all right||
A major douchebag. Or alternatively, a regular douchebag who lives in Maryland.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I thought so too||
I ended up a couple seats away from him at a b-ball game in 2000 or so. He really gets into it, although he also seemed to think that almost any play with contact was a foul on the other team.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Jennie Ritter?||
I was at UM from 1998-05 and followed the softball team fairly closely. We never had a position player as dominant as Romero in those years. Ritter was a pitcher.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||yeah||
In the past there have been some issues on this website (mostly related to football) with writers using too many in-joke type references that go right over the heads of people who aren't regular readers. We like to think of this site as a community, but it's also good to grow the community by making it accessible to new people.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||in that case||
I would give Speight the garbage time snaps and redshirt Morris unless Rudock gets hurt. He was not ready to contribute at the end of last season. Maybe with an extra year in the program, he'll be able to contribute in 2016 and 2017.
Now if Rudock gets hurt, the best available guy should play even if it means burning a redshirt.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||defo||
Red Dead Preemption.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Toledo was actually 4-5 going into this game||
so there are plenty of teams a lot worse than they are.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||losses||
2 to Long Beach St 2 weeks ago (M won the last game of the series), then last week to Tenn Tech (who M also beat once) and twice to Davidson.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That one is Navy||
The one they did for ND was ridiculous, two-tone green and white with an oversized leprechaun on it. Neither of ND's actual colors, and a lame logo with way too much detail.
I liked the Oregon State helmet, but most of them are weak. Never add gray'silver to a team that doesn't have it as one of their official colors.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I dislike frosting||
It's just sugar, grease, and chemicals. I always turn the cake sideways and cut the frosting off with a knife.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||hmm||
I'm musically illiterate so the way I think of piano keys is that the one on the far left is 1, the next one 2, etc. I taught myself to play "The Victors" one time when I was bored and I remember the first 5 notes as 18-16-17-18-16. The riff from "Smoke on the Water" by the same "method" is 3-5-7, 3-5-8-7, 3-5-7, 5-3.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||it's the one word that makes it fun||
mmm hmmm mumble mumble mmm hmm hmmm...HAIL!!! (with fist in the air)
mmm hmmm mmm...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||some posters||
will neg anything that isn't about football, basketball, or maybe hockey, especially if it's about women's sports.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think the offense will be fine||
OBP/slug numbers from last year in parens: Romero (.633/.897) nuff said. Lawrence (.460/.561) does everything well: power, walks, stolen bases, low strikeouts. Sweet (.364/.453) has decent power and a good BB/K ratio. Montemarano (.331/.409) also has good pop in her bat and her BB/K ratio of 18/17 was excellent for a freshman. Ramirez (.341/.329) didn't do badly either, her BB/K ratio of 11/17 was good for a freshman slap hitter.
Of the players who weren't regulars last year, Christner (.368/.494) has good power but her BB/K ratio of 6/22 needs to improve. Susalla (.439/.429) also hit well, but didn't hit a home run and struck out a lot more than she walked. M also has two secret weapons: Driesenga (.368/.448) has good power and draws a lot of walks, and Wagner (.490/.367) can Jedi mind trick opposing pitchers into walking or hitting her. Whichever one isn't pitching can DH.
Beyond that, M has question marks: the other players combined for one hit last year. Still, the offense should be good barring a rash of injuries. Romero is singularly dominant, Lawrence is a beast, and M should be average or better at 6 of the other 7 lineup spots.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||what to expect||
Better fundamentals, intensity, and conditioning than we had this year.
As for wins and losses, it depends on what we get out of the QB position. With average QB play (e.g. John Navarre as a junior), we should win 9 or 10. Every other position group is average or better, and we are strong at DT, LB, and CB. With shaky QB play (e.g. Navarre as a sophomore), we can win 8. With ugly QB play (e.g. Morris 10% better than he was this year), we're probably looking at 6.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||grievance||
My usual grievance with the football program is that they burn too many redshirts for guys who don't contribute much. Thankfully that didn't happen this year even though everything else went into the toilet. Of the true freshmen, only Cole, Mone, and Canteen didn't redshirt, and they all played regularly or semi-regularly. We should have a nice group of 5th year seniors in 2018.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||heh||
I was puzzled by this post until I looked more closely at your avatar. I like Herman, he comes off as smart and flexible. The last time we hired a protege of the OSU coach, it worked out pretty well...
|19 weeks 5 days ago||and the Lakers beat the Supersonics||
Well, they beat the Kings, who almost became the Supersonics a year or two ago.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Be more specific.||
Be more specific.