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|2 years 8 weeks ago||Avery is great||
That sounds like an awesome event, wish I was there! I'm about a 10 min bike ride from the Avery tap room here in Boulder and generally love everything they do. Among the 10 or so breweries close to here, Avery is my favorite with Oscar Blues a close second. If OB shows up with something unique I'd try that as well.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||746||
|5 years 8 weeks ago||He K'd the last 7 players in||
He K'd the last 7 players in a row that he faced before getting yanked, the major league record is 10 k's in a row. I was most impressed with the curveball, consistantly around 83 MPH; the hitters in the last inning were either waving at the curveball or about a half second late on the 99mph fastball, I don't care who he was facing, that was impressive.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||It's a really interesting||
It's a really interesting thing to consider & would be very hard to quantify without any real information from the schools themselves. It seems like the variables involves would be the percent of trips where you have to fly and the cost of those flights vs the cost of travelling by bus, i.e. how many more road trip would the women's volleyball team have to fly or bus & how much more would it cost to fly. Additionally, does it actually cost more for PSU to fly to Minneapolis than Boulder, even though Boulder is a few hundred more miles. Beyond that, for teams like Iowa, Minn, & Wisc, it's actually a shorter road trip to go to Boulder than NJ or UConn. I've got to imagine it's an extremely complicated algorithm for the brass within the Big Ten to figure out what is worth it and what isn't. I just have a feeling like the increased quality of competition to generate money at the top end will outweigh the travel costs when all is said and done. It really is very interesting to watch this play out & it'll tell you exactly what the presidents & commissioners actually believe the important things are visa-vi making money.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||That's so true & it got me||
That's so true & it got me thinking. Having grown up on the east coast where you can cross 4 states in like 3 hrs, then moving to Michigan where I thought the states were enormous, & now living in Colorado, I am amazed at how huge these states are and how long it takes to get from point A to point B. To put this into perspective; the closest Big 12 school to CU is Nebraska which is 505 miles away. The farthest Big 10 school from Michigan is Minnesota which is 649 miles away, the second farthest school is Iowa which is 447 miles away from Ann Arbor. Therefore, the farthest school within the Big 10 from Ann Arbor is closer than the 2nd closest Big 12 school from Colorado. I'm sure this would get skewed depending on which two schools you picked within each conference & isn't really fair since CU is way out in the middle of nowhere & A^2 is pretty central within the Big 10, but even so, it's still like an order of magnitude with the travel. That said (in way too many words), all this talk of cost of travel for non-revenue sports seems a bit exaggerated since Colorado, (a school that doesn't give a shit about athletics) can afford travelling 900 miles to A&M for some backwood sport & I haven't heard any bitching. I feel like the giant midwest schools would be able to handle this as well.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I totally agree, It's just||
I totally agree, It's just hard to find schools that fit all categories. It would be awesome to have UConn, Syracuse, Villanova and Georgetown from a bball standpoint but it just doesn't seem to make much sense for the "whole package" school. It's almost like the Big Ten is settling for Rutgers because it's a big state school (in the right location) with division 1 football, BBall & decent academics. There just aren't other schools that have all three on the east coast; although BC is an intetesting option, especially if we can grab ND, then you'd retain their rivalry and add it to the Big Ten. I
t's crazy, I feel like someone is just gonna drop the bomb and take everyone by surprise when all the shit finally hits the fan.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Having lived in both New||
Having lived in both New Jersey and Boulder, people definitely care more about college football here that in NJ (not that either are anything close to the midwest). The rivalry CU has with Nebraska is actually pretty decent, bringing in both teams would add significantly more on the football side than bringing in Rutgers & UConn. I certainly don't know enough about the TV stuff to comment on that. Plus being able to play away games in Boulder and Lincoln would be far cooler than New Brunswick and wherever the hell UConn is.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Can't I Dream?||
As I sit here in my house 1 mile from Folsom field, I don't even want to think of how awesome it would be to be able to watch Michigan come here and whoop some Buffalo ass every few years; that would be too much good luck for a UofM alum. Please make it happen anyway.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Well it was 16 but I'm sure||
Well it was 16 but I'm sure he stopped voluntarily after proving that he could heave the ball 70 yds downfield if need be.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Some fodder for those who have to deal with USC folks daily||
While I'm sure it won't surprise anyone here, I just discovered today (while making fun of Lendale White and his tequila chugging problem with my USC friend) that the Emperor did more reps on the bench at the combine than Lendale. There should be an over/under on how many pounds Lendale puts back on now that he's back under the tutelage of Carroll.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Kinda seems like the||
Kinda seems like the secondary got a bunch of breaks by way of dropped passes tho, did make a bunch of big plays as well. On the other hand, the linebackers seemed to play excellent which was Brian's, and many of our concern this weekend. Other than excellent D-line play, we just have to guess on which of the other units will show up each week. We're gonna need to exploit this soft Ill d next week and not give them any gifts.