We fell to 2nd in Bobblethon - Get back to it

We fell to 2nd in Bobblethon - Get back to it

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on July 13th, 2010 at 11:28 AM

I apologize as  I know some of you are sick of this (especially after the five posts yesterday) but after taking the lead in the Bobblethon yesterday (the winner of which receives $10,000 towards their University's scholarship funds) we have fallen to second behind Penn State.

Here's the link again http://www.bigtenicons.com/bobblethon/tap/

You all know the drill. You can click ten times per day through July 31.

Just think, once this is all over it will almost be football season and we can actually seriously consider Big Ten programs competing in something other than online advertising campaigns/fundraisers.

In the meantime, lets beat the Nittany Lions!!!!

OT: George Steinbrenner has died

OT: George Steinbrenner has died

Submitted by Blueisgood on July 13th, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Just came across Sportscenter. Had a massive heart attack.




Not many links out there right now.

To me he was the Mike Illitch of baseball. The only people who liked him were Yankee fans. He did what he had to do to win. RIP Mr Steinbrenner

OT-Chris Berman: Our American Atrocity

OT-Chris Berman: Our American Atrocity

Submitted by twohooks on July 12th, 2010 at 10:27 PM

For 31 years now Chris Berman has kicked in the door to our living rooms for ESPN, rambling and bumbling like your once funny college roommate whom you dont speak to anymore for a reason. I get it (Berman), you were the first one on the mothership and you had a bevy of nicknames that once made us chuckle. This man has basically used his executive power at ESPN to buy himself a career giving washed up players from the NFL auditions on NFL Countdown, so they in turn are  in need of an opportunity. I cannot turn the channel nor listen to the home run derby on the radio, so I am stuck watching and listening to this buffoon. I could be in the minority but i wish Chris "Bummer" Berman would go Back, Back, Back where he came from. Chris, I am not with you, "Leather."

OT: Homerun Derby Open Thread

OT: Homerun Derby Open Thread

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on July 12th, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I was bummed to find that ESPN didn't replay any of the last 10 years of home run derbies today. It's been something I've done each of the last 7 or 8 years at least, just watching old derbies all day long to get me into the mood.

And now I tune in to see Train singing Hey, Soul Sister live from center field. Man has the derby changed.

Do we know if Chris "Gotta have a long ass nickname" Berman is call... Nevermind. There is the voice. They cut all the good parts of the production but leave this guy.


We need a drinking game. Go.

Also, pick your winners.

OT: Computer help

OT: Computer help

Submitted by WolverineHistorian on July 12th, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Even though I’ve uploaded a ton of videos the last three years, I am clueless when it comes to fixing problems that arise with my computer.  So I need some computer related advice from anyone who is familiar with Windows Movie Maker. 

Since day one, I’ve had a USB port attached from a VCR/DVD player to my computer.  (I got it for $20.00 at CompUSA 3 years ago.)  That’s what I have always used to transfer sports footage to my computer to make my videos.  A couple weeks ago, I got a virus and I had to have all my programs reinstalled.  I never unplugged my USB port.  Everything is working fine now but when I go on Windows Movie Maker to try and capture footage, I get this warning…

“A video capture device was not detected.  Verify that a device is turned on and connected properly, and then try again.” 

I’m completely lost.  My USB port was never unplugged.  It’s stayed plugged in for the last 3 years so I have no idea why I’m getting this warning.

If anyone can help me out and tell me what the problem might be, I’d really appreciate it.  There’s still a ton of videos I’d like to upload.  Just last weekend, I got all my games together from 2004-2007 so I could make a Mike Hart tribute.  But until this problem gets fixed, I can’t upload any videos because I can’t capture footage.


OT: How much is LeBron really worth?

OT: How much is LeBron really worth?

Submitted by Sambojangles on July 12th, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I was intrigued by the whole LeBron free agency process, even though I'm not usually a basketball fan. When he announced that he was going to Miami, I was not surprised, although I initially thought he would go back to Cleveland. Then I got thinking. The NBA has a salary cap, so LBJ had to choose between teams based on other characteristics, because the money was the same no matter where he went, because he was obviously going to get a max deal. What if the free agent market was unrestricted? How much do you think he could have gotten? Would his decision have changed?

I think that Cleveland would have offered much more than any other team in this scenario, because he was everything that team and city had. Gilbert, in losing James, has lost about $100 million in value from the team. New York, Chicago, Miami, and the other teams are all much more valuable, and did not stand to lose so much from missing out. As for actual numbers, I think Lebron's contract could have been over $200 million for about six or seven years. That's well over $30 million a year, and probably one of the biggest in all of sports, at least in America, ever.