that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|3 days 5 hours ago||Godfather||
|5 days 14 hours ago||New NHL playoff format||
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, the format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.
The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.
In the First Round, the division winner with the best record in each conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lesser record; the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.
The teams finishing second and third in each division will meet in the First Round within the bracket headed by their respective division winners. First-round winners within each bracket play one another in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.
Home-ice advantage through the first two rounds goes to the team that placed higher in the regular-season standings. In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
|5 days 23 hours ago||It's mainly on Mrazek||
Playoffs are all about goaltending, line match ups, and health. There is so much parity it's impossible to predict but I'm sure how the Wings goaltender goes will be a big factor. Howard is either hurt or has lost his touch. I'm thinking the former. Anyway Mrazek should start and can carry this team.
|1 week 5 days ago||The palest a man in the state of Iowa?||
Actually I would love his sort of game at Michigan!
|1 week 6 days ago||So happy see Calipari lose||
Wonder how many of his players go pro?
|1 week 6 days ago||Decker is Larry Bird||
Hope the Pistons take him
|1 week 6 days ago||Have confidence in the staff BUT||
I see 8 - 4 as the best record this team can accomplish. Too many questions at several key positions.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great||
My son wants to go Robert Morris now. He wants to know what level these guys are who are on the team...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I hope he was joking||
I wish the greater A2 area had more Mexican restaurants like they do in the SW.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Just an awful call||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Love seeing Huggins getting his a$$ kicked||
He and his foul mouth Twittering daughter.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe we will have captains too?||
named before the end of season banquet of course...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Disneyworld||
Don't laugh. You will be Clark Griswold one day...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Kudos to the kid that took and released the video||
It took real courage to uncover what was a song sung by many (not for the first time either) on that bus.
As for the legal repercussions, I think we Better Call Saul...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||LOL no. Just like to get a good practical deal||
and share it my friends here. With good lease deals on solid basic cars, buying a fancy new car is about the worst investment you can make. I feel for new grads today burdened with college debts worried about keeping up with the Jones. Btw I hate most car salesmen...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Amen||
My assessment is that Daley isn't pounding the pavement in the Midwest. I think just like football some coaches think the grass is always greener outside the MIdwest, and in the case of soccer outside the country.
Someone else mentioned his camps aren't anything special either (vs Burns). I can agree to that based on personal observation.
The level of youth soccer in Michigan has improved greatly in the past 10 years due to the influx of foreign coaches and kids playing competitively year around., some now sadly skipping high school to play Academy. There is no shortage a very good D1 talent.
And just like football, you can't measure field brains, leadership, and passion/heart by 40 times and stats alone. Would like to see UM take a more local approach to recruiting and not just visit top college propsect tournaments looking for 5 stars.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Just got a new car||
2. leased 2015 Hyundai Sonata
3. Once you pass 20 years of solid marriage and raising good kids, you care little about what others say behind your back, or on message boards.
My wife drives a 2003 BMW 330xi that is VERY fun to speed. err drive. I just want reliable basic, clean transportation and leased a Hyundai for $200/mo. If you don't drive more than 12k mi/year this is a great option. Just turned in my last one. It works out about $29k for 12 years with no car repair bills and always driving a car that is relatively new. Also save money with great gas mileage. If you are looking for a new ride, would definitely check this out.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently different ACLU chapters are taking both sides of this||
debate so it is not cut and dried. The NY chapter is calling out the OK chapter (who backs the OU President). I am not offering a legal opinion, or my own, as to what should happen to these kids, just trying to find out information.
My opinion is:
It is up to the offended party as to what is unacceptably offensive. In this case, not a bunch of white people.
If you have the slightest doubt that something is offensive don't post that shit on social media. 10 seconds can ruin your life - fair or not.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Greg Ryan has had pretty good success on the women's side||
Afterall he was the USWNT coach before the whole Hope Solo beching fiasco. The guy is well connected and recruits well.
I have played soccer with Steve Burns who gave his soul for the program. He wont publically bad mouth Brandon but it caught him totally by surprise and you can tell it still hurts him.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What Brandon did to Burns was inexcusable||
Burns built this club from a club team and had very good success in the years just prior to his unceremonious firing.
It is sad that EMU and MSU can have superior teams with few of the recruiting advantages UM has including a beautiful new stadium. We have the Wolves and HAwks righ in our backyard along with some other nationally ranked u18 teams with elite talent. There is no excuse not to be better.
Chake's lack of real success is a head scratch for sure.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Some legal background from a CNN article||
It's likely that if the university hadn't acted, the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division could have stepped in, said Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 "prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance," according to the Justice Department.
In this case, Arnwine said, the university likely found that fraternity members appear not only to have discriminated in their membership -- and backed that discrimination with the threat of lynching -- but they've also created a hostile environment.
The university, she said, "would've been compelled to do something to sanction and prevent this fraternity from engaging in racial discrimination."
Arnwine said she wasn't personally familiar with the school's code of conduct, but she'd be surprised if the fraternity members' actions weren't in violation of university rules as well.
All of these reasons are grounds to sanction the fraternity and expel specific members who were involved in the singing, she said.
"A very important part of the lexicon of civil rights law is that you cannot create a hostile environment where you make it so people of different races or religions or women feel they can't function at your institution without being subjected to unlawful discrimination," she said.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||After reading the ACLU release||
I would infer that the ACLU does not think the OU President acted out of his realm of responsibilty. They applaud it in fact.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, I meant they will get their due process||
This could be a long case if the students decide to pursue.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Freedom of speech protects you from the Government||
not from an organization you belong to, or work for. I'm sure the ACLU would be all over this if it were illegal. If it violates the students code of conduct, the President is within his rights to expell the students.
I'm sure some lawyers here can elaborate but that is my understanding.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My bad Stephen you are right: SAE||
Sammie is definitely a Jewish house. My best man, who is not Jewish, was a Sammie at UVa and that was a great house. The southern angle is a whole different animal, especially when you get to rural areas.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The big difference today is social media||
There is another OU video going around that shows the Sammie house mom singing the N (not Nebraska) word over and over. She claims it was a misunderstanding and she is not a racist and has friends of color.
Not sure if attitudes have changed much, but they are more out in the open. I found the many houses in the UM Greek system pretty elitist and with more than their share of racism. Just my experience. Hopefully it has improved.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||49ers making the Eagles and Lions look good||
wonder if the FA signings starting in two hours will help any of these inept teams. Get out the popcorn.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Delaney is a hunk of crap||
Agree with Illinois comeback. Great moment.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I was talking more overall defense||
GRIII was lost like most freshman are. The ability to hit a wide open jumper isn't high on my list of evaluating talent.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||good summary||
I really like how things get tangled when these bad decisions are made and the web becomes more tangled. Jimmy is obviously more likeable/humorous than Walter for sure but there are similarities.
Fargo was totally unrealistic on the surface but I immensely enjoyed the same sort of series of bad decisions. (Bob Odenkirk was in the TV series Fargo and played a 180 degree opposite character to Saul, where he was the naive, bumbling cop who always had the wrong intuition).