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03/25/2018 - 1:22pm the section where i predict the same thing as KRACH does

it's a dang coin flip.

02/25/2018 - 11:00am Yeah, that makes sense as a

Yeah, that makes sense as a way to describe those plays differently.

02/24/2018 - 10:35am OMR

Not sure if it counts as a "rush", but it was certainly odd-man when the ASU goalie double clutched a clear from the corner, then took it on one knee, Calderone(?) gloved it down on the fly and had an empty net – if he just dropped the puck it would've gone in — but in the time he needed to transfer it to his stick Daccord made a desperate leap and somehow made the save.

05/31/2017 - 9:25pm I need to know, is #5

I need to know, is #5 deliberately paraphrasing (or slightly misquoting) Flagpole Sitta?

03/28/2017 - 2:42pm "and Plutocrat" for

"and Plutocrat" for Bloomberg? hah!

12/29/2015 - 3:41pm available on BTN2Go

BTN2Go picks up the FS Detroit coverage. It should be available anywhere in the US, as long as you have the credentials for a cable account that gets BTN.

06/06/2014 - 11:24am cosign 100%. second year back

cosign 100%. second year back in A2 after graduating in '07. i'll go to Miami with my dad (he's an alumnus of both schools). we'll buy tix on Stubhub or the street for less than face value of an unvalidated student ticket.

the bubble is popping.

also, G-cache link for the article, which has been swamped:…

12/26/2013 - 4:46pm won't lie, i read it as

won't lie, i read it as "shame" the first time.

12/17/2013 - 9:22pm 2007. Michigan. Cleveland. Lazio.

let me preface this with my allegiances: grew up in Cleveland, raised a Wolverine and went to U of M 2003–2007, studied abroad in Rome and became a (apolictal) Lazio fan.

now, 2007 for those teams.

Michigan basketball: completely forgettable NIT season

Michigan hockey: bombs out of tourney in that insanely terrible 8-5 game to NoDak. watched it in the State St. BW3 because they were the only place that had whatever cable backwater it was airing on.

Michigan football: The Horror &c.

Browns: 10-6, one of their better years, miss playoffs on a tiebreaker.

Cavs: utterly shellacked in NBA finals. beginning of the end of LeBron.

Indians: go up 3-1 in ALCS against the Red Sox, proceed to boot the rest of the series. while driving on I-90 and listening to one of those games on the radio, the brakes in my car failed and i spun out at 75 mph in dry conditions.

Lazio: winless in two derbies against Roma. a Lazio fan gets shot and killed by a policeman at a highway rest stop, causing country-wide riots and the suspension of the entire league.

that's a bad year. this year, i dunno. the tourney run _strung me out_ in an unhealthy way. i knew i had to retreat a little after that. now my prevailing sentiment is, "welp, SPORTS." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

11/24/2013 - 10:01pm well, except hockey, who won

well, except hockey, who won 6-0 on Friday and are generally exceeding expectations. they're even on BTN this week. watch that game, so you have a chance of being able to say "we beat Ohio State!" in the near future.

02/28/2013 - 8:42am for a second there, you had

for a second there, you had me convinced that CBS was so out of touch with technology that they were still developing apps for WebOS.

12/11/2012 - 5:22pm i'm shocked that this game is

i'm shocked that this game is even on the board in Vegas. that said, i'm still excited for the carnage.

12/11/2012 - 11:41am kinda. i can't tell if Brian

kinda. i can't tell if Brian didn't know how to spell it, or whether he was putting in the excrescent P for comedic effect.

i live about 45 minutes from there (Ithaca), so it kinda baffled me that anyone would get it wrong. especially when we have nearby place name spelling disasters like "Taughannock".

12/04/2012 - 10:27pm if saying

if saying "Fußball-Bundesliga" isn't fun enough, you can augment it by adopting Borussia Mönchengladbach.

03/20/2012 - 5:12pm the view from Lynah

[sorry for the loooong comment, don't have enough points to diary]

i'm almost certainly the only person on here who's actually a Cornell season ticket holder (M alumnus, doing grad school here now). Brian didn't say anything inaccurate, but i figured i'd chip in a few additions:

overall, Cornell was a very solid team this year, definitely tournament-caliber. most of their losses were nights that they came out and looked inexplicably slow, distracted, and just plain bad for 60 minutes. (i didn't see last weekend's Harvard game, but by all accounts, it was one of them.) by the end of the first period on Friday, you'll know if it's one of those nights. otherwise, they will definitely contest the full 60.

Cornell does almost all of its work around the boards, and their neutral ice game is next to nonexistent. they are a dump and chase, dump and change type of team. in a dozen games that i made it to this year, i remember just a couple odd man rushes, and i think most of them were shorty attempts. Michigan should have no trouble keeping them from walking over the blue line in numbers.

on offense, Miller and Collins are the workhorses who have points in quantity. senior Locke Jillson doesn't show up on the scoresheet every day, but when he scores, the goals are pretty, high degree of difficulty pieces of work. John Esposito is your speedy midget — he's listed at 5'10" on the roster but that's either a joke or they measured him with skates on.

Iles is definitely solid, and it's a major benefit to have him as the all-time starter after unsuccesfully platooning him last year. he has a tendency to lackadaisically wander behind his own net. "ANDY GET IN THE NET" is frequently heard in the Lynah stands. Cornell also likes to have players stick-handle in their own crease when setting up a possession, which draws a lot of "AARGH" from me.

dunno what to say about the PK numbers. all i know is that ECAC refs make the Gongshow guys look like they know what they're doing. during a playoff game a couple weeks ago, Dartmouth got whistled offsides for carrying the puck into their own zone. it was the second overtime, but COME ON GUYS.

i have so much fear. it's very, very, very small consolation that i'll be watching the Saturday night game regardless of Friday's outcome. go blue.

03/18/2012 - 1:10am i am apparently bad at

i am apparently bad at reading. i DEFINITELY need to go to bed.

03/18/2012 - 1:03am no chance for Air Force?

i know it's a bigger flip, but is there no chance that the committee gives us the other non-CCHA four seed? i know one of the factors is travel, and as an M alumnus and current Cornell student, trust me, i spent way too much of my time on hipmunk tonight. bottom line is it costs over $1K to fly to Green Bay from central NY, or it's a 14 hour drive. Worcester is 4.5 hours by car. AFA has to fly no matter where they're put.

also, i'm just praying they don't give us Cornell because then i'll really want to go. at least the temptation will be mitigated by the strong rumors that we have a regular season matchup in the works for this fall.

anyway, might as well quit speculating and go to bed. we'll know in less than 12 hours…

02/20/2012 - 1:56pm i love the attempted foot

i love the attempted foot block by Craft on the Morgan pass. what's he doing, playing ultimate?

10/01/2011 - 1:06am 6 in 13?

yes, 6 games in 13 days, but more importantly, 5 in 8(!) and 4 in 6(!!!)  the team is going to be dead tired after the first week of the season.

@mlaw2010: i'm a Michigan alumnus, current Cornell grad student.  haven't heard any rumblings around here about potential Michigan matchups, but i too would be very excited.  i'll ask around among people who might be in the know here.

[semi-OT: of course, not renewing with BU would make some of Cornell's cheers even more outdated and ridiculous.  i'd also like to see Cornell play home-and-home with Penn State when the time comes.]

08/24/2011 - 1:37pm fantastic summary.  could

fantastic summary.  could have used it before i made a couple (rare) stops in A^2 this summer.  looks like there's a lot of new, quality stuff since when i graduated in 2007.  in three meals i did manage to hit BTB, Silvio's, and Blimpy Burger.

also, whoever mentioned it before, i second Afternoon Delight for a brunch option.  they do a good eggs benedict (with interesting variations, including smoked salmon), with half the wait of Angelo's.

05/09/2011 - 11:43am thanks for pointing it out. 

thanks for pointing it out.  since that space is usually occupied by advertising cruft, AdBlock Plus de-wolverined the background for me.

04/09/2011 - 5:05pm birds in gloves

i think it has sadly been lost, but one of my friends was a Daily photog during the 2004-05 season and had a brilliant (unpublished, obvs) photo of Milan Gajic flipping off the ref through his glove because there were five Wolverines in the penalty box and they didn't have anywhere to sit.  if i can find it i'll be sure to post it.

03/26/2011 - 12:19pm i'm surprised they gave us

i'm surprised they gave us the goal.  but the end zone cam was conclusive.

if that puck isn't flush on the ice, it's magically hovering 6 inches above the goal line, perfectly flat.  and then somehow continued to levitate forwards in a perfectly smooth motion.  white space = lateral space, not vertical space, and it's a goal.

complainers aren't just wrong, they hate physics.

(one thing i was confused by: they blew the play dead to go to review. is that a rule change? i thought they had to wait until the next whistle, even if like in that very uncomfortable review scenario last year where the puck went through the net, it meant letting them play for several more minutes and giving the other team the chance of putting the puck in the net and [wrongly!] thinking they won the game.)

12/30/2010 - 8:13pm an absurd and overbearing

an absurd and overbearing rule.

it was still a terrible call, not just accurate enforcement of a terrible rule.  i did see this live, and it was none of "delayed, excessive, prolonged or choreographed." in fact it was immediate, moderate, brief, and spontaneous.

12/29/2010 - 2:06pm and there was much rejoicing.

and there was much rejoicing.

11/16/2010 - 12:55pm at least one of the officials

at least one of the officials didn't know either, because you can hear somebody yell "move! move!" as they typically do when there's a scrum over the puck.  the ref behind the net did figure it out and make the goal call immediately though, so good on him. (does anybody know who that ref was?)

09/27/2010 - 11:20pm back to back wolfpacks ftw.

back to back wolfpacks ftw. that is all.

08/12/2010 - 5:08pm seconded

i finally started taking the trouble to sign in and vote on things a few months ago. now i'll probably just stop.

06/28/2010 - 1:53pm and the Brits have no problem

and the Brits have no problem with the full name of rugby (i.e. "rugby football"), which is American football's closest cousin besides Canadian football (but that's a whole different thread)

that said, i'm a linguist by trade, and i still can't figure out how we got from "association football" to "soccer".  it's a bit like when ZA was added to the Scrabble dictionary a few years back and everyone went "wtf?"

06/28/2010 - 1:41pm @$%^ing Vermont

actually it's Montpelier. only one "i".

/runs away

06/25/2010 - 7:53pm "preseason games"

man, if that quote isn't damning, nothing is.  the ADs (or at least Purdue's AD) realizes that the sweet cuppin' cakes non-conference games are so marginal that they shouldn't even be considered part of the real season.  the logical step from there sounds like having sanctioned exhibition games, which would still make money but not count towards standings.

06/21/2010 - 5:02pm no fair play tiebreaker

at least according to the wikipedia (and another article i read involving similar unlikely scenarios in group F), there's no "card accumulation" tiebreaker this year. if the situation where the US and England have the same points, GD, and goals scored, they draw lots.

06/19/2010 - 5:39pm wow, the North Koreans are

wow, the North Koreans are terrible at filling in forms.  first the problem with listing the goalie incorrectly, now this.

06/12/2010 - 11:31pm got stuck on the first hill

got stuck on the first hill of Mantis for 20 minutes once. we limped around the park the rest of the day.

05/13/2010 - 3:11am at the time the seating chart

at the time the seating chart was released, there was no plan to use anything but the permanent bowl seating. i doubt that changes.

05/12/2010 - 4:09pm Huh? Why imaginary lines?

Huh? Why imaginary lines? Don't we already have non-imaginary lines?

the proposed rule uses an imaginary line that runs through the two faceoff dots. not even kidding. no way a CCHA ref/linesman could rule on that consistently (from halfway down the ice). might as well say it's a judgement call, it'll stave off the whinging.

05/12/2010 - 3:04pm supremely flawed argument

the most damning thing about the supremely annoying argument is that it's based around the fact that it's a Good Thing that it's less than a coin flip proposition for one of the top four teams in the country to win two games in a row against inferior competition.  eesh.

unrelated, regarding icing during the PK: does anyone remember the exhibition game a few seasons ago (fall 2006 i think?) when they played with no icing on the PK?  i can't remember if it led to many goals, but it sure as hell pissed off the Yost crowd.  i hate to leverage the NCAA's strategy of "squeeze all the cash out of the poor children", but it seems that the real Good Thing in all of this is Don't Piss Off The Fans (And Keep The Players Safe). probably not in that order.

05/12/2010 - 11:16am link-like substance

i guess it was technically indoor (retractable roof was closed)

also of interest:…

03/29/2010 - 11:55am that could cause more problems

...than it would solve. scenario: tie game, team A gets the ball at their own 40 with 90 seconds in regulation. under that rule, they have _as long as they like_ to try to score. it's far better to have a system that encourages them to end it in regulation.

03/28/2010 - 2:10pm probably right...

yeah, i didn't think about the fact that 2:00 would be much more limiting under NFL rules than NCAA. of course you could go with CFL rules where the clock stops after every play under 3 min, but that would probably mess with people too much =)

03/28/2010 - 10:58am roll?

i've never been on an aircraft carrier, and i know they're freaking huge and therefore have quite a bit of inertia, but wouldn't you expect at least some pitch and roll from wave action, even when moored? wouldn't that mess up a sporting event?

03/23/2010 - 5:58pm agreed

the major problem with the pairwise is how most comparisons are a best two of three (since most non-conference comparisons have no H2H value), but totally disregard quantity of data. if we want to say that 2-0 beats 8-1 in COp, fine i guess, but it shouldn't count the same as 6-2 over 2-6. as much as i hate "how did they come up with that" decimal rankings (like RPI!), the pairwise's insistence on integer-ness is its biggest weakness.

03/22/2010 - 11:25pm shitty, yes, but if this was

shitty, yes, but if this was the sacrifice that it took to get karma to work for you and indirectly for the hockey team, i humbly thank you, sir.

03/21/2010 - 11:25am bummer

that's a step backwards to the 2008 coverage plan. last year with all games live was much nicer, but i guess the experiment failed. although i don't see how this saves ESPN any money...the ad dollars for whatever's on U or Classic at that time are the same (and of roughly SlapChop quality), and they're sending out production/commentary crews to all the sites anyway.

03/21/2010 - 11:20am glad to hear it

i too watched on tv and the atmosphere seemed great. lots of audible cheers even on a very much mixed down FSD feed. definitely a Yost-like feel.

that's in stark contrast to last year's championship game, which i was at. despite having a full house, and a Michigan-biased crowd, it was one of the worst atmospheres for a college hockey game i've ever seen. after that game i swore i'd never go to a college hockey game at the Joe again. after last night, i'd consider changing my stance on that.

03/21/2010 - 11:16am if it's like last year...

then everything will be live on either the Dos, the Classic, or the U. some if not all simulcast on 360.

02/19/2010 - 6:57pm obligatory:


02/12/2010 - 3:52pm you sir, must enjoy losing

you sir, must enjoy losing money.

02/08/2010 - 5:56pm boarding penalty

i agree completely on the fact that the hit on Hagelin should have been 5 and a game. i thought that immediately, whereas the drunk Badger fans around me were convinced that it wasn't even a penalty. then i turned my camera around and showed them the picture i'd just taken:

Hagelin goes flying

all but the drunkest conceded that yes, that probably wasn't legal. also, you can see from the photo that Davies had one hand over and one hand under on his stick, making a crosscheck very unlikely.

02/02/2010 - 1:12pm i'd totally get up at 4:02 AM

i'd totally get up at 4:02 AM for Fred's Bartending School vs. Ferris State. CCHA pride and whatnot.