...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|1 day 7 hours ago||Not intrinsically hilarious||
I agree that the video itself is not intrinsically hilarious. However, the fact that Arizona chose to do a video like this and the RichRod and his staff agreed to do it is hilarious.
I also wouldn't want Hoke do do anything like this. More to the point, there is no way in he/they ever would. It may be a gimmick that works for Arizona. I have no idea.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Volleyball||
I second this. I have been to about 4-5 volleyball games over the last 5 years or so (at Cliff Keen, not when they occasionally play at Crisler) and they are very fun and exciting. I highly recommend them.
|2 days 15 hours ago||More descriptive title||
A more descriptive title would be much better.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Victoria and Vancouver||
Victoria in 1925; Vancouver in 1915!!
|6 days 9 hours ago||Victoria and Vancouver||
Victoria in 1925; Vancouver in 1915!!
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Or a woman?||
Or a woman? Erh, Mr. Jones, have a seat over here.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Stalingrad||
I believe several 100,000 Germans surrendered at Stalingrad. I am not sure that many Nazi troops were able to retreat back to Germany.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He really came around much further||
He really came around much further on his backswing in 1997. I assume that is simply youth and flexibility, but maybe our golf gurus have an opinion.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Woolfolk the Elder||
Not-yet Butch-ered Woolpork.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The Horror||
The reference to Lloyd's late years is based, largely, on the The Horror. You can't deny it. There was slippage in the last few Carr years, notwithstanding the fact that Henne, Long, and Manningham hung on to keep up appearances.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Herm||
Herm has the perspective of remembering when sell out crowds were the exception, not the norm. A lot of this is about the entitlement younger fans and Dave Brandon have about expecting 100,000+ crowds every game. One of these days the streak will end. Big deal.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Knowing Waves, as I do||
Knowing waves, as I do, I wouldn't say that the wave pattern you described "died" during the RR era. It is back with a vengence. The problem is that waves only occur in good 'ol blow outs (which used to mean every game except Ohio State).
When you are getting your butts kicked, or only hanging on, waves don't happen (and certainly shouldn't happen).
I remember the first successful wave in the Stadium (1983) and it was an experience. It was a revelation to 100,000+ people that they could do something together without advance organization. Everyone fell in love with it immediately, except for Bo who threw a tantrum because the fans were cheering themselves instead of paying attention to the game situation (for which a cheer was not appropriate).
As I recall, the development of reverse waves and other enhancements occurred the following summer in Tiger Stadium during the 1984 wire-to-wire season. Pretty soon there were waves doing in opposite directions in the upper and lower decks, televised on national TV.
Anyway, waves are a great tradition and require a dominant team to provide the opportunity. They also need a robust student section. I want them there early too, but beating the students up too much -- higher prices, etc. -- might lead to a time when the section is smaller. If it does, it will be a shame. Places like OSU don't involve all the students and seem to favor getting alumni (and truck drivers) into the stadium. I think that is wrong. College football is, first and foremost, for the students, not grouchy alumni.
If you really want to make sure the stadium is full, move the games to 1:00 and don't televise them.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Fab 5||
That thought occurred to me also.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Is she entering the NBA draft?||
Is she entering the NBA draft?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Interestingly||
Interestingly, Burke's number is "half" that of Cazzie's -- Burke's 3 to Cazzie's 33.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The world would never move forward||
The world would never move forward if rules weren't objected to sometimes and changes made. It was once against the law to stand up to King George, or to slavery, or to Jim Crow.
That doesn't meant the NCAA rules are anywhere near as important or bad as those examples -- maybe some people think the NCAA rules are okay -- but it is wrong to shut down all debate based on the argument that the rules are what they are.
I think the person you responded to made a good point about how many of the objecters to Webber are people who can enjoy similar benefits without repercussions. Asking whether the law of perjury is inane is a red herring. The occasional need to change laws doesn't mean that all laws or rules need to be changed, and it certainly doesn't mean that there should never be rules.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Mods can delete||
Sorry, I hadn't seen the post yesterday. I just saw the article for the first time today on my twitter feed.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||My bracket||
My bracket says UNC.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto||
Ditto. I should have known better.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Ticketed separately?||
When I went to first round (technically second round) games in Cleveland a few years ago, the first two games of the day were ticketed separately than the latter two. Is that how they are doing it at the Palace? If so, MSU would be on the first bill and Michigan on the second bill.
I realize many fans may buy tickets for both sets of games, but the two B1G teams will not be playing in front of exactly the same crowd.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Or after a grandfather.||
Or after a grandfather, like Henry Ford II.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Wisconsin?||
Wisconsin? Maybe Bo Ryan will extract some revenge from Ohio State.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I don't like Akron either||
I don't like Akron either. I work with a bunch of Akron grads, as well as Ohio (U.) grads. I didn't like the experience losing to OU last year.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||or for tomorrow.||
or for tomorrow.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Help out those of us at work.||
Score? Time left? The Sturm and Drang, we get.
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||You got me looking||
You got me to look up some history. Cazzie didn't win the Naismith Award for the simple reason that it didn't exist yet. That may be why some say that Trey Burke could be Michigan's first national player of the year. They are focused on the Naismith, which started in 1969.
Interestingly, it was mentioned that Glen Rice won in 1988-89, but he only won the Naismith. The AP award (which Cazzie won in 1966) was given to Sean Elliott from Arizona in 1988-89. I remember beating Arizona in the semifinals in 1989. Good times.
Meanwhile, the Wooden Award (so are there three POY awards?) started in 1976-77. No Cazzie also. Also no Glen Rice; Elliott won that one also in 1988-89.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Not Malicious, but||
I agree that it was not terribly malicious, but realistically when the guy with the ball is racing to the basket and he is that far ahead of you and the ball is on the other side of you -- you aren't playing for the ball. You are playing to foul him before he gets off a shot.
I'm not an expert on the rule, but if realistic intent to get the ball is material to the decision, Indiana should lose that call.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||That couple||
That couple is there every game. I have noticed them many times on TV. Who are they? They are the Lloyd Brady couple of Crisler.