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03/20/2013 - 2:21pm Hear, hear. Although I don't

Hear, hear. Although I don't see why the argument can't be about both those things at once. The lack of representation of college players in the decision-making process you described is exactly the reason why they do not receive fair compensation. It's a direct relationship.

03/20/2013 - 1:52pm When did believing in fair

When did believing in fair compensation for one's labor turn into "hating college sports?" If college sports is synonymous with the interests of athletic directors and college presidents, then I suppose. I tend to think college sports is about the players, and to a lesser extent, the fans. If you say I hate college sports because I reject the worker's comp avoidance scheme more commonly referred to as the concept of "student-athlete" (http://bit.ly/qsU3pP) then I guess I hate college sports too.

I would rather emphasize the love of college sports, and the people who play them, that has been with me since before I can actually remember watching them. The love of Wheatley, and Woodson, and Denard, that has led me to conclude that they have the same right to fair compensation for their hard work as any other student, or human, for that matter.

07/02/2012 - 9:02pm Both of these franchises

Both of these franchises release a worse game every year, it's uncanny. NCAA has never even come close to 06 on the PS2, and ESPN 2k5 is still the best football game ever made. It's pretty pathetic.

Stick to FIFA, NHL, and NBA 2k for quality sports gaming.

06/08/2012 - 4:42pm It's true that he's not the

It's true that he's not the same he used to be but he can still get it done when he's motivated. This column is an example of that. He was always at his best writing about the emotion of fans, particularly when their team loses. The parts about his daughter and her first gut-punch loss were quite moving and easy to relate to.

Did you actually read the column or just come to complain about Simmons? It's not like that's a particularly original thing to do in its own right. Finally, I don't think he ever claimed to represent the "working class underdog fan" but rather "the fan." You can still be a fan even if you're rich.

04/17/2012 - 10:42am Chunkums has nothing to do

Chunkums has nothing to do with Chipsi

02/02/2012 - 3:31pm posted from iPhone

You don't follow enough bloggers/writers. I've seen big east, SEC, Notre Dame, random national guys, etc, remark on how it looks like its going back to Big 2. Pretty much every Big Ten recruiting round up states it

12/13/2011 - 5:01pm Bears?

Aside from slightly changing the stripes a bit, the Bears uniforms have looked the same since the 50s.

12/11/2011 - 10:14pm because no one is

because no one is interviewing them. They still do it. I see it on twitter, for instance.

12/05/2011 - 12:40pm Like who? Boise? K-State?

Like who? Boise? K-State? Baylor? Those teams don't deserve it any more than we do.

 

Plus, there is no concept of deserve in BCS bowl selection.

11/29/2011 - 7:27pm Guessing

I know that Ricky Rubio was drafted by Minnesota in 2009 but stayed and played for Barcelona for two more seasons and only this year is he coming over to play for the Wolves. I'm guessing you draft his rights for 3-4 years or so, and then they relapse maybe?

11/22/2011 - 5:35pm Yeah that's why there's so many top 10 B1G teams right?

11/13/2011 - 9:08pm posted from iPhone

His teammates all supported him. He got pulled, not asked to come out. The offense went better after he left, he was injured.

11/10/2011 - 1:33am To be fair

He retracted upon learning the reason why. So he's just ignorant.

11/07/2011 - 4:37pm I wasn't going to say anything but

You've spelled "whither" wrong two times in one day now. It's whither.

11/03/2011 - 12:44pm Rule of thumb

If you're going to make fun of someone's grammar or spelling you should make sure there are no errors in your own post.

10/31/2011 - 11:29am posted from iPhone

What zone left said, actually.

10/31/2011 - 11:28am posted from iPhone

We're in first now because we win the 3-way tiebreaker w MSU and Nebraska. If we win out, we'll have beaten Nebraska and knocked them out, and thus would lose the head-to-head tiebreaker w MSU, unless they also lose another game.

10/26/2011 - 11:18am Don't see the need for the

Don't see the need for the current pics to be taken on a 1972 polaroid. Seriously, what's with the grainyness of those shots? Crisler looks like **** enough as it is, don't need to make it worse.

10/17/2011 - 1:26pm Interesting timing

If this post has nothing to do with the Lions/Schwartz making an idiot of himself.

10/12/2011 - 5:35pm Writing a two-part longform

Writing a two-part longform essay published on a major website is an odd way of keeping quiet.

10/03/2011 - 11:47am Odoms

He's been out there a few times but never targeted.

10/02/2011 - 10:19pm posted from iPhone

Who pooped in your cereal this morning?

10/02/2011 - 10:14pm posted from iPhone

Sarki's has the best greasy, terrible for you breakfast food this side of Fleetwood. Get the disaster or a loretta and has browns. Dang I want some right now.

10/02/2011 - 10:09pm posted from iPhone

Vegas cares not for your mortal rankings.

09/26/2011 - 3:31pm Not gonna read the whole thread

But follow him on twitter @MGoShoe

09/16/2011 - 1:07pm Yea that's right, the north

Yea that's right, the north end zone at Ryan Field doesn't have seating.

09/14/2011 - 8:12pm They have a stadium, almost

LA is about to finalize a huge new stadium program that people out there are very excited about. It's hard to understand how it hasn't worked yet but if Buffalo, Nashville, Seattle, etc can support a football team LA should certainly be able to. I just hope the Vikings aren't the one to leave because I like the NFC North the way it is.

09/14/2011 - 12:46pm I don't understand

the concept of this column. Shouldn't it be called "Misopogon Museday?" Every single post on the blog is about Michigan already.

09/14/2011 - 12:30pm Did you miss the 4 or 5 jump

Did you miss the 4 or 5 jump balls he threw up for grabs? Those are underthrows.

09/12/2011 - 2:12pm I'm just gonna quote

I'm just gonna quote theyellowdart above:

"Sorry, but implying that one of the key Reasons for the decline in Notre Dame football being 'They're letting black people play now.' is racist."

Using a fact to form a racist implication does not make said implication less racist.

09/11/2011 - 6:14pm Fair point

But I just like it to be clearly marked. It bugs me when people assume that everyone here cares about Detroit teams.

09/11/2011 - 5:59pm Please mark OT

This is not a Detroit sports blog

09/08/2011 - 4:52pm Cowherd

does not make rational points. You must have missed where he said that John Wall will never be an NBA superstar because he didn't have a father growing up. That is pretty typical of the level of logic used in his arguments.

09/06/2011 - 6:02pm It's not bulletin board

It's not bulletin board fodder, it's an actual fact, as in, Michigan literally went down there in 1887 and taught Notre Dame students how to play American football.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_%E2%80%93_Notre_Dame_football_riv…

08/26/2011 - 7:22pm That's all well and good, but what really matters is

I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
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08/26/2011 - 4:59pm I can't stop laughing

And it's all because I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
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08/18/2011 - 7:45pm Spread v pro-style

Without differentiating between types of offenses I don't see how this data is helpful. There are spread passing (Texas Tech of yore) and spread running (WVU/Mich under RR) types of teams. We probably ran the ball more last year than we will this year, does that mean we're moving to less manball?

08/15/2011 - 1:10pm posted from iPhone

Apparently Rosenberg has a lot to do w Michigan Athletics since you bring him up in 5 posts a day.

08/07/2011 - 6:52pm Suspension

He has to sit out the entire season. In what sense of the word is that not a suspension?

08/05/2011 - 12:27pm posted from iPhone

Plus it's actually only $1 mil, he has to get 90 catches and make the Pro bowl to get the 3.5 mil. Pathetic contract.

08/03/2011 - 7:49am posted from iPhone

Am I the only one who doesn't like calling OSU "Ohio?" It's hilarious that Hoke does it, but as fans I think it's kinda silly. To each his own I guess.
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<br>On topic, the only correct answer is to root for the meteor.

07/18/2011 - 12:17pm posted from iPhone

I'm thinking of making my own playbook as well, but one other play that works well is QB draw from the shotgun-normal formation

07/16/2011 - 12:20pm posted from iPhone

I don't think you can use the other guys gamertag; it doesn't matter what the filename is. The roster is downloaded from the gamertag you enter, so if we enter that gamertag won't we just be downloading his roster, the same one you downloaded? Not at home so I haven't checked it out yet
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<br>Oh, and thanks man!

07/13/2011 - 10:30pm posted from iPhone

Give Denard Face 12 in the edit rosters page and he'll have dreads.

06/26/2011 - 11:24pm posted from iPhone

If they send the Wings to the East, I expect (hope) they'd send the Blackhawks too. You all seem to not care much about this rivalry, but us Hawks fans sure do. There aren't many great rivalries in the NHL; this is one of them.

04/14/2011 - 12:41am So NBA sucks because no one

So NBA sucks because no one talks about it, but hockey is better than NBA because no one watches it? Got it.

04/14/2011 - 12:35am Make picks then

I'd love everyone in here saying NBA is so predictable to tell me who's going to be in each conference semifinals, conf finals, finals and champ. I bet we get lots of different (and therefore wrong) answers.

04/14/2011 - 12:31am The NHL playoffs are about 3

The NHL playoffs are about 3 days shorter. Great reason to diss NBA.

04/14/2011 - 12:29am Congratulations

You've obviously never watched a good NBA team play. I'd like to introduce you to the Chicago Bulls. I think we've had fewer than 10 games w both teams over 100 points.

04/10/2011 - 9:04pm Hossa

He was HUGE for us in the Cup run last year. You must not have paid much attention. Understandable.