"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|3 hours 56 min ago||I sell medical equipment, and||
I sell medical equipment, and although I love my job, if I were to do it again I probably would have gone through with med school. I work very closely with a lot of urologists and they all seem to love what they do.
|9 hours 3 min ago||Is it too late for Hutch and||
Is it too late for Hutch and Harbaugh to have a beautiful Michigan love child?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Not at all like||
Not at all like buying/selling a house. Typically that is just the highest bidder. This is a situation where he was chosen on his merits as the best option. It's super weird to pull an offer just because someone asked for more money.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I agree that it could mean||
I agree that it could mean that you are negligibly better than option #2, so they went to that guy next. That's a really dumb thing to do though because what if he/she negotiates as well? Do they keep going down the line or do they call you back?
I also agree with those who said that this is fucking dumbfounding. Negotiating salary is commonplace or even expected and I've offen negotiated a salary I was happy with just to show my vigor. I've literally never heard of an offer pulled for this reason unless you were really insulting (and that doesn't sound like the case).
|3 days 7 hours ago||I was under the impression||
I was under the impression that Meyer was in favor of them (or OK with them). I've never heard him lobbying against them. And with big money making schools like Michigan, ND, Penn State and Oregon in favor, the NCAA will have a solid fight on their hands.
|4 days 5 hours ago||It's all relative. I'm not||
It's all relative. I'm not saying the parity in lacrosse is as good as every other sport, just that it's a lot better than it used to be.
Hockey is different just based on the nature of the sport. They are very low scoring games where one team can get hot and beat a few teams they aren't actually better than. That's harder to do in lacrosse.
In the last 2 of the last 4 years we've had teams win the lacrosse national title for the first time. I don't expect that to continue at that rate, but I do think we'll keep seeing new teams in the tournament and the elite 8 will start to jumble up more from year to year.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Not true. Lots of athletes do||
Not true. Lots of athletes do all the things you mentioned and also pay tuition. Brian Cleary and Bo Dever attend all the same practices Countess did, and they're paying tuition (out of state, in Dever's case). If Dever wanted to bail on his team, I'd be less upset about it.
|4 days 6 hours ago||So do you think this move is||
So do you think this move is in the team's best interest? If you believe what you just posted, this is equally wrong. Countess is thinking about himself, not the team.
At some point, public perception made it OK for kids to put themselves in front of their team. "He should do what's best for him." At one point, players had a team-first outlook. That doesn't happen anymore.
|4 days 6 hours ago||They don't owe the fans or||
They don't owe the fans or schools anything? The kid got a free degree. If it wasn't for the school or fans, that wouldn't have happened. You're entitled to your opinion as well, but mine is that he owes us to stick around.
I get upset when coaches tell players they can't stick around, and I'm equally upset when players do the same to the coaches.
|4 days 8 hours ago||And I'm going to OB on||
And I'm going to OB on Thursday. Maybe I'll have an OB while I'm there.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Interesting. Care to||
Interesting. Care to elaborate?
|4 days 8 hours ago||Well, an OB is just an||
Well, an OB is just an obstetrician, and not all OBs are OB-GYNs. An obstetrician is a doctor for pregnancy and a gynecologist is a doctor of the female reproductive organs. Many are both, but some are just one or the other.
|4 days 8 hours ago||I really don't like these 5th||
I really don't like these 5th year transfers. I wish these kids would play for the team they committed to. I'm not wishing Blake any ill will, but you play for Michigan, not Auburn.
|4 days 8 hours ago||It's a regional sport. There||
It's a regional sport. There aren't a lot of teams near us nor a lot of recruits. Michigan travels to be able to play the best teams and to allow the girls they recruit to see them. There is not the same motivation for other teams.
|4 days 18 hours ago||And Michigan would get||
And Michigan would get smoked. These kids spend all year playing beach volleyball out here - it's a way of life. I know Michigan has other sports where they recuit almost exclusively out of state, but this is a sport that's really hard to train for in the winter. If you grew up playing beach volleyball, you aren't going to play at a college that isn't near the beach.
|4 days 18 hours ago||But there is way more parity||
But there is way more parity now than there ever has been. Look at OSU - relative newcomer to postseason success and not from a tradition lacrosse hotbed, but was able to make the tourney as an at-large and (kind of) beat up on two-time defending champ Duke. And the crazy thing is they had losses to Detroit and Marquette, two new or new-ish D1 programs from the Midwest. You've got non-powerhouse teams like Albany, Colgate and Brown (who do not recruit with the likes of Hopkins or Duke) hanging with everybody this year, Towson was the worst team in the tournament and they still gave 1-seed Notre Dame all they could handle.
I don't agree that there's no parity in college lacrosse. That was a problem before, but not now. Of the 8 first round games in the tournament, only 2 had the higher seed handling the lower seed and 3 of the 8 games were upsets. In a sport with only 60-some teams, that's pretty good. About 1/5th of the teams in D1 lacrosse had a legot chance to win it all. As a percentage of the total number of teams - that's parity.
|4 days 19 hours ago||And the cool thing is that||
And the cool thing is that Glendening, Larkin and Abdelkader are all Michiganders.
|5 days 1 hour ago||He didn't mix anything up,||
He didn't mix anything up, his post was accurate. The top 8 teams are seeded beyond just being the #1 seed in their region. His post was correct.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Thanks for the update. This||
Thanks for the update. This is a kid people were really hard after, and for seemingly no reason other than the sites were high on him initially. Another example of "football coaches know more than Rivals analysts do."
|5 days 1 hour ago||Agreed. High school lacrosse||
Agreed. High school lacrosse is absolutely enormous out here and half of the top club teams are from California. You put the top kids from those 10 schools together right now and you have a competitive 4-5 schools.
I said this above, but with the speed that high school lacrosse is growing, finding talent for start up D1 teams will be no sweat. There are more "D1 level" kids than there are D1 spots.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Well it's getting both ESPN2||
Well it's getting both ESPN2 and ESPNU - two channels are better than one.
|5 days 5 hours ago||More boring than soccer? The||
More boring than soccer? The score right now is 5-3 in the first half, when does that happen in soccer? Also lots of big collisions, rather than a penalty every time they touch each other, like in soccer.
And there is a shot clock. The refs put it on when the offense takes too long. If you like soccer, that's your prerogative, but lacrosse is an action-heavy sport. If you don't like the sport, stay out of our thread.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Normally I would always cheer||
Normally I would always cheer for the Big Ten team, but I like the idea of a new team winning it and Denver has a lot of CA kids which I obviously like. Denver is definitely looking like the better team in the first quarter.
|5 days 5 hours ago||There hasn't been||
There hasn't been traditionally, but that is changing. Loyola won the national title for the first time a couple years ago, and Denver can today. Add in Notre Dame who was #1 for a big part of this season and OSU making noise in the tourney and there is a lot more parity now than there was 10 years ago. That is going to keep increasing as the sport grows at the HS level much faster than D1 teams are added.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Thanks - I'm not super||
Thanks - I'm not super familiar with that area. I just knew they were very close.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Super weird that UC Santa||
Super weird that UC Santa Barbara's regional is in Lake Elsinore, CA. That's at least 3 hours away, maybe more.
|1 week 1 day ago||Since this year. They're in||
Since this year. They're in the Big Ten for all of their D1 sports (which is just lacrosse). Hypothetically, if they had another sport go D1, I'm not sure how it would be handled.
|1 week 1 day ago||The great thing about the||
The great thing about the Final Four is that it's either non-traditional powers (at least geographically, it's getting harder and harder to consider ND or Denver in that group) or Big Ten teams.
|1 week 1 day ago||OK this is a funny post.||
OK this is a funny post. Actually laughed out loud. Thought you deserved more than just an upvote.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's way up there - almost||
That's way up there - almost Oregon. Very, very pretty and certainly plenty removed from all the hustle.
Just so people get an idea of where this is in CA, this is about 250 miles north of San Francisco, maybe more depending on where you are. So think about going to "Northern California" then driving 250 north of that. Very, very pretty country.