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05/21/2013 - 9:09pm 4'33"

Or maybe it's 57 seconds of 4'33" - letting the environment record the music for him, allowing each person who listens to hear the various subtleties in the background, composing a piece that removes the composer from the fate of the piece.

01/22/2013 - 3:01pm Dennis Rodman

Exactly the person who came to mind when reading this... 6'6" but 7 time rebounding champion in the NBA in the 90's

01/16/2013 - 7:21pm @theblockhams

I think they moved to the Twitter sphere, so you have to go there for new ones

11/08/2012 - 4:48pm Flip Indiana and Wisconsin

Those all look correct to me except Indiana and Wisconsin.  Indiana would have been edged out after losing its first three, but with Wisconsin recently losing its 2nd, Indiana can take the lead by winning this weekend.

05/01/2012 - 3:57pm Check the graph

I think the OP was referring to the trend, not total attendance compared to The Big House. Their attendance is down about 7,000 since 2008.

03/22/2012 - 5:09pm Grad-year transfer

And a grad-year transfer would take up a spot in 2012, not in 2013, since he would be guaranteed to graduate at the end of next season.

03/12/2012 - 8:42am That makes much more sense

Reading it again after getting some sleep. And in retrospect, posting that late on a Sunday night relying on my memory while trying to work just has bad idea written all over it.

03/12/2012 - 12:06am If I remember correctly...

I think it gives a reference to the number of scholarships that would typically be used up for each position.  So QB 3 + 0 means we have 3 scholarship QBs, and we would like 3 scholarship QBs.  RB 7 - 1 means we have 7 scholarship RBs, but we would normally have 8 for depth.  And at the bottom, the total is 83 - 2, meaning that we have 85 scholarships available, but are only using 83 (a + greater than 0 would indicate we're using more scholarships than is typical at that position).

03/08/2012 - 5:39pm Article formatting artifact

The actual article bolded everyone's name the first time it was used, and that just happened to be the first time she was mentioned. The comment was regarding the event as a whole.

Edit: Beaten to the punch

03/03/2012 - 12:51am Obligatory

03/02/2012 - 8:03pm At least $10k to knock him out of the game

Jonathan Vilma put up $10,000 to incentivize someone to knock Favre out of the game

02/14/2012 - 9:05am Looks like someone should

Looks like someone should have killed that ox and eaten it when they had the chance...

02/11/2012 - 8:44am not necessarily

OT has been shortened to accommodate shootouts, so there's really no way to say for certain.

02/10/2012 - 6:21pm so...

They're complaining in order to go to another bowl no one cares about where they can lose more money and then continue to complain about a bowl system treating smaller football schools unfairly?

01/30/2012 - 12:05pm The FB is for "football"

Since we're in the middle of BB season and center applies to both

01/28/2012 - 4:28pm Roster only includes Martin

01/24/2012 - 3:22pm According to Wikipedia...

You should be blaming Europe, as it says some European leagues count a goal as 2 points

01/24/2012 - 1:43am I think he meant the other kind of trolling

Trolling, as in fishing, for information (at least I hope)

01/06/2012 - 11:16am Seeing it from MGoDroid
01/04/2012 - 6:19pm Too soon

There have only been 3 Winter Classics played since the last Wings-Hawks one. As much as air time is skewed for some teams it would be surprising if the same 2 teams met that close together.

01/04/2012 - 1:45pm Depends

According to <a href=… page</a>, if you've started the kicking motion, yes. In this case, though, he was initially tackled while running and it wasn't clear he was going to punt, so no penalty.

01/03/2012 - 6:51pm So pumped!

On my way to Buffalo Billiards right now to get a good seat, head start on the wings/beer, and start the game off right with (hopefully) a solid turnout of DC area fans

12/16/2011 - 11:01am Ummm... (EDIT: Delete)

Until the FBI gets involved (like with USC) I don't see how you can possibly claim that you have undergone more scrutiny than any team EVER has.

EDIT: Originally posted this from MGoDroid and now the comment I replied to is gone so mods feel free to delete this comment.

12/15/2011 - 2:18pm Still don't understand the VA Tech choice

Boise would be a great matchup, and you know their fans would be chomping at the bit to play a school from a BCS conference in a marquee game after the bowl matchup let downs they've had the past few years. Also, I was talking with a coworker the other day about this, but if they're going for 2 BCS schools and don't want KSU, how did Baylor get passed over? A battle between two of the greatest dual-threat QBs CFB has ever seen practically sells itself, plus Baylor is relatively close to NO.

12/07/2011 - 10:05pm USA Today agrees with the numbers in the summary

According to USA Today, the first team from an AQ conference earns a $22.3 million payout for making a BCS bowl, and each additional team from that conference earns $6.1 million.

Interestingly, by not having a non-AQ team in a BCS bowl this year, the BCS is actually saving about $7 million. This is because if a non-AQ team makes a BCS bowl, $26.4 million dollars is shared among the non-AQ conferences. If none make it, only $13.2 million is shared. So, the $13.2 + $6.1 for the AQ team replacing a non-AQ team = $19.3 million, which is $7.1 million short of the total payout that would be due if a non-AQ team made it.

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11/06/2011 - 11:02am Playing spoiler to Ohio

Looking at the schedule, it seems like there's a VERY good chance we could be playing to keep Ohio out of the B1G championship game this year.  Assuming they beat Purdue and Penn State (which, given Penn State's offensive struggles, seems very likely), and that Penn State loses to Wisconsin (also very likely), Ohio will go into the game with two losses in-conference.  This puts them tied for the division lead with Wisconsin and Penn State, with the head-to-head tiebreaker in both.  Man it would feel good to play spoiler to that season and send Wisky to the championship game.

Edit: This also assumes that Wisconsin wins out, beating Minny and Illinois in addition to Penn State

11/06/2011 - 3:32am Time out for the punt

Haven't seen it discussed much here, but it really seems like that timeout we took before the Iowa punt that pinned us in the 4th would have been really useful on that last drive... How were we caught off guard with that punt to the point we had to waste a TO?

10/30/2011 - 2:44am Woolfolk's speed

Agree with this post. Hoke said in his presser that Woolfolk brings some speed to the position. While there's no denying that nobody on the team reads a play and reacts like Kovacs, he's also not the fastest guy on the team. Woolfolk could bring in a new wrinkle with his speed, either for chasing people down in the backfield when we bring pressure, or as noted by Mich1993 above, for passing situations.

10/30/2011 - 1:56am His name is Eric Scott

And the fuel is hydrogen peroxide. From <a href=…
<br><blockquote>The game ball for the Michigan-Purdue game was delivered in a futuristic manner on Saturday: via rocket pack.
<br>Powered by a hydrogen peroxide jet pack strapped to his back, pilot Eric Scott flew from atop of southeast end of the Michigan Stadium to above the uprights in the north end zone before circling back around and delivering the ball at midfield.
<br>The scene seemed straight out of "The Jetsons" or "The Rocketeer," and Michigan fans received Scott with a rousing ovation.
<br>Scott is in the Guinness Book of World Records for speed in a rocket pack (68 mph) and distance traveled (1,500 feet) in a single flight.</blockquote>

10/30/2011 - 1:40am Not possible after the UM - Nebraska game

Since UM and Nebraska each have 1 in-conference loss already.

10/30/2011 - 12:47am 12:00 - 1:00

Looking at, every November home game since 2004 has started between 12:00 and 1:00, so I would say 12:00 is more likely than 3:30

10/30/2011 - 12:37am UM - Purdue replay

For anyone who missed the game earlier or wanted to see it again, it looks like ESPN2 is replaying the game at 1 AM

10/30/2011 - 12:31am OT - spam filter

I must have failed the captcha test once when I tried to fix the little errors in my last post, and now I seem to be blocked from posting on any of my computers (posting from my iPhone now). Is there any way to fix this?

10/30/2011 - 12:16am Nebraska would have 2 conference losses

Since they lost 2 Wisconsin. So we would be tied to MSU, and lose the head to head tiebreaker.

10/30/2011 - 12:03am Could also see them following the other division that week

Cosidering there's a good chance it will have very real implications on that division race.  Now that Ohio beat Wisonsin, assuming they beat Indiana and Purdue, and assuming Nebraska beats Penn State (which I think is fairly likely), the winner of that game would likely be in the driver's seat for making it to the B1G championship game.

10/25/2011 - 3:00am Homework

Yeah was just finishing up a Matlab project and then got excited when I found out the book was being lasershipped for tomorrow!  Unfortunately, between work and homework there will probably be very little reading for me until the weekend.

10/25/2011 - 2:26am +1 for free student Amazon Prime

And free overnight shipping on things like this book.
<br>Although the free shipping has probably cost me more because of all the impulse buying and will cost me more in the future now that I'm hooked...

10/23/2011 - 3:31am NCAA Tournament

Seems like something like this would make a lot of sense if the NCAA instituted a tournament - increase the number of in-conference games to help better define who belongs in and who belongs out... Right now with the current system out of conference games often play a huge part in determining strength of schedule for bowl considerations.

10/21/2011 - 10:36am Or pull a Maryland

and do half UTL / half MSU split down the middle

10/19/2011 - 2:41pm Wings - Caps

Going to the Wings - Caps game @ the Verizon Center. GF surprised me with the tickets, said she decided to buy them a few months ago when she found out it was happening on UM's bye week.

10/19/2011 - 12:23pm Making the directory writable

It's in reference to the part of the error that says "the pictures directory doesn't exist or is not writable" - it would make the pictures directory writable on a *nix system.

Edit: This isn't something you could do, it's something the system admin could do on the server, assuming this was actually the problem

10/17/2011 - 1:22am Got it

Yeah I think I misread your post as well... Just saw the UC comment and celebrations were the first thing that popped into mind. 100% for penalties after multiple personal fouls.

10/16/2011 - 8:31pm (Edit: Too slow, redundant now) Sounds good in theory

In theory, I think this sounds like a good idea, but I think in practice there would have to be some way of separating personal fouls that fall into the category that could carry additional penalties and those that don't.  For example, I don't think there would be too much objection to someone with 2 personal fouls that involved roughing the passer/kicker or late hits being ejected from the game, but if someone gets 2 UCs for TD celebrations in the end zone (or on their way to the end zone, ugh), it doesn't seem like that should warrant ejection and potential further suspensions.

10/11/2011 - 9:17pm Bongo guy

Yep, he frequents a lot of Detroit and Ann Arbor sporting events, i think he was even at the end of a (Ford?) commercial at one point. His name is Nahru Lampkin according to a quick Google search.

08/14/2011 - 12:55pm True for 2012, not 2013 or 2014

We wouldn't face him as a freshman, but definitely would as a sophomore and junior