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|11 hours 40 min ago||Coddling||
Clemens was just a throwback pitcher. 24 MLB pitchers won 300 games or more. I don't think it's much of a stretch to say that nobody from this era is going to win that many. There is a good chance that the game has gone "too far the other way" and coddles pitchers too much now.
At any rate, nobody accused any of the old greats of using PED's, but they still managed to pitch a lot of innings and win 300 games.
I think the real problem might be a combination of the addiction we all have to the radar gun and the tendency to not have pitchers pitch complete games anymore. Pitchers are expected to throw every fastball as hard as they can. The oldtimers used to know they were going to pitch nine innings if they weren't in "trouble" the last few. They also knew they were going to throw more than 100 pitches.
Old time pitchers were marathon runners. This era's pitchers are sprinters. I think it may have been better the other way. At any rate, I don't see anyone having the opportunity to win 300 games anymore. But if someone does, I'm sure the media will accuse them of PED's...
|1 day 1 hour ago||Typical NCAA||
Bama and Ohio State can buy players all they want and get the occasional "slap on the wrist." A school that doesn't win a lot tries it to compete and they are going to get slammed. I wish they would just let kids take money and stop all of this shit.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The proverbial chip||
If OSU is his dream offer and he doesn't get it, imagine how hard he will play in The Game.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Ugh||
I am still pissed at Demetrius Brown for deciding not to go to class anymore just as he was starting to look like he would realize his potential at QB.
|2 days 3 hours ago||stupid policy||
I went to USF games and an Outback Bowl in Tampa. They allow beer sales there. It's really not a problem at all. Then again, since Jim Leavitt got railroaded, nobody there has really been very interested in USF football anyway.
But I did see Wiscy vs Tennessee, two rowdy fanbases that like their alcohol, and there was no problem. The Michigan vs South Carolina game didn't result in any fights in the stands, at least that I could see.
There really isn't any reason to curtail beer sales. If someone acts like too much of an asshole, they can just be ejected from the stadium.
|2 days 15 hours ago||He earned it||
After four years of having to be a 100 hour a week sock puppet when he signed up to be a football coach, I don't begrudge Hoke his money. I hope he enjoys it. And if he has saved it or invested it so well he never has to work again, that would be fine with me, too.
If I were in his shoes, I would definitely be taking the year off to decompress and detox from the business of coaching football.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Stating the obvious||
Not to bitch, but has anyone noticed that having a bunch of people at someone's position never seems to be an issue at UK or Duke? Gee: I wonder what they are able to provide to players that makes them forget all about competition for playing time...
|4 days 13 hours ago||Not Cowherd's fault?||
The only thing that's "not Cowherd's fault" is that Jim Harbaugh doesn't suffer fools very well.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Beaten to the punch||
"HIPAA" may be the most misspelled acronym in the US right now. A lot of otherwise intelligent people want to spell it like it is pronounced.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Ugh||
I was at that game. Michigan played like they wanted to get out of the cold and Minnesota played like they were ready to play two. I don't think I have ever been as pissed walking out of Michigan Stadium as I was that day. Then again, I did leave Ann Arbor in 1998, long before the last eight years happened.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Indeed||
It's not that bad...if it was for NASCAR.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I like this||
Harbaugh is too competitive to have gone out there looking like he didn't belong on the mound. He looked like a real pitcher, at least as long as the radar gun wasn't on. And that pitch had a bit of "mustard" on it for someone who is 51 years old.
Another job well done by Harbaugh.
|5 days 8 hours ago||What people really want...||
Let's cut through the crap and get right to the "elephant in the room." It's time to bring Stevie Y home.
He rebuilt the Tampa Bay Lightning in a short period of time. He has learned what he needs to learn. Let Holland retire with a great record and fond memories. Then let Stevie Y get on with fixing the Wings.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Funny||
I think we can say with 99% certtainty that Harbaugh has no idea what Cowherd or anyone else was saying about him during his transition from SF to Michigan. It won't be an issue. Harbaugh is taking advantage of yet another opportunity to put Michigan football in the limelight.
I am guessing his first reaction was "Colin who?"
|5 days 12 hours ago||Close, though||
lt may be a "different situation" than that of a boxer, but a player who can't run as fast is he is accustomed to is not as able to defend himself on the field when bodies are hurtling at literal "breakneck" speed.
If a player's mobility is compomised enough, that player is at more risk for concussions. If that player has already had concussions, it becomes the responsibility of the coach and medical staff to do exactly what Harbaugh did.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Don't care with two possible exceptions||
A lot of people here say recruits like Nike better. It would be nice if there was some market research to back it up. To me, it doesn't matter who is making them.
The only exceptions that would make me care would be if market research provided recruits favor one brand over the others or scientific research proved that one brand provided superior performance and safety characteristics over the others.
Otherwise, I don't care. It's just three multi-million dollar businesses fighting for the right to give uniforms to another multi-million dollar business. But I will keep an open mind to market research or scientific research down the road, as if my opinion really matters anyway.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Funny||
Since the Raiders and 49er's don't play each other this year, it is possible for the Bay Area to go 0-32 this year. It wouldn't be so funny or possible if the 49er's hadn't turned from a contender to dumpster fire the day they fired Harbaugh.
Now it's a possibility. I wonder what the over/under for wins by both teams combined would be? I would take the under at 6.5.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Sure||
Because the police report is ALWAYS 100% accurate. No cop has EVER exaggerated details on a report due to their POV or wanting to enhance the chances of getting a conviction...
|6 days 9 hours ago||Hmm||
I wish there was an mgoblog when I was in Ann Arbor. The spreadsheet sounds like a much better option. However, if you are friendly and enjoy being around a bunch of people getting drunk, I still think you can always find a ticket in any of the popular bars within walking distance.
People at bars are drinking. They are more likely to part with tickets for a reasonable price. Also, obvious scalpers usually aren't welcome and can't create an inflated market. Once I discovered this trick I could get a ticket for around face the day of any game and never got shut out.
Just be sure to buy a drink first to ensure that you don't "wear out your welcome."
|6 days 11 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks for sticking your neck out. Get ready for at least ten posts questioning your sources or using "witticisms" such as "friend of my cousin's aunt."
|6 days 11 hours ago||Uh, sure...||
I am betting this doesn't get nearly as much media coverage or vilification as Tiger has the last few years.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Attention?||
I hope you get your "wish." The Maize and Blue and the Winged Helmet are enough to "generate attention" on their own. They don't need to be changed. If the trend for alt uniforms gets any worse, we will see clown buttons somewhere.
Then again, clown buttons would probably look great in scarlet and gray...
|1 week 1 hour ago||All good||
Just remember that Tiger more than likely made more money from endorsements today than you are going to make all year. It has been estimated by some pretty good "sources" that as many as 50% of the players on tour take advantage of the groupie scene.
Have you come up with any "clever" nicknames for everyone else yet, or is "Cheetah Woods" the limit of your scintillating wit?
|1 week 1 day ago||1989||
In 1989, Miami was possibly the first ND rival to create T-shirts that said, "The Luck Stops Here." Miami won 27-10, getting revenge for ND's "Catholics vs Convicts" T-shirts and 31-30 victory the previous year. I thought both shirts were hilarious.
I agree, though, with the general sentiment. The mere existence of a shirt that says "[Insert team name] got nothin on us" pretty much says that [insert team name] is superior to the team defining themselves in terms of [insert team name].
Sorta like Sparty has done in relation to Michigan for the last 45 years or so...
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree||
I think it should stay inhouse, too, but if a player slags the coaching staff, all bets are off. Harbaugh will take the high road because that's what he does. He has to "be the better man." However, when another player on the team stands up, it's the ideal situation.
Pipkins should have taken the high road. He didn't. He deserves whatever negative reaction he gets from fans or fellow players.
My guess is that Harbaugh doesn't want him speaking "word salad" or walking around on an artificial knee before he reaches 30. Maybe Pipkins will be smart enough to realize that someday.
|1 week 2 days ago||They were good once||
Under Mike White, they were 47-41-3 from 1980-1987 and were a threat to win every time they walked onto the field. They also played OSU extremely tought, beating them once or twice. The fanbase became arrogant and ran White out of town after one bad year.
John Mackovic took over from 1988-1991 and went 30-16-1. He left for Texas while he had a chance for "big money." Illinois has sucked ever since.
Illinois should be an elite program. They should be able to "work" the Chicago metro area enoug to put together great teams. Somehow, it never seems to work out for them. Then again, the Big Ten needs some tomato cans; maybe they have found their role.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well...||
All players think they are indestructable, that injuries are just "bad breaks" and that they can play in the NFL. Harbaugh did Pipkins a huge favor here. Hopefully, Pipkins realizes it someday. I just hope he makes it through his next team without "proving" Harbaugh "right."
|1 week 2 days ago||"Pressured" him?||
Pipkins has had two concussions and, according to the doctor, now has a knee that he may not be able to walk on normally if he continues to play football. He is being offered a free education until he graduates.
If the knee compromises Pipkins' mobility and his leverage, he is more likely to suffer another concussion or injury. While cynics and rivals will accuse Harbaugh of screwing Pipkins over, I think Harbaugh is looking out for Pipkins' best interests after football.
My guess: Pipkins still thinks he is an NFL talent and values playing time more than he does an education. I think it is admirable that Harbuagh was honest with him and told him the NFL is not going to happen.
|1 week 4 days ago||I like this||
I like the suggestion about Sparty, but I think it might be more fun to give up Nebraska, put Indiana in the West, and give Ohio State a "little brother:" Cincinnati.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree||
I said this earlier and I'll say it again: if Brady is punished, he should sue for at least $200 million for damage to his brand. Pseudo-science should not be a standard of guilt.