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09/20/2018 - 7:02pm I mean, at least I got an…

I mean, at least I got an awesome authentic hockey jersey from them during the "transition back to MDen" fire sale. Ginormous block M and the old CCHA patch, the way God intended.

09/20/2018 - 7:00pm MDen was in a position to…

MDen was in a position to buy Moe's and let it die because it had already failed on its own.

Other than nostalgia and a cool location, Moe's had nothing special to offer. That's okay for a museum but it's not much of a business model.

UGP (and hell, even Steve and Barry's back in the day) did a much better job of serving a different niche of the market from the "mainstream" MDen.

09/17/2018 - 10:43pm Let’s say I love the Grand…

Let’s say I love the Grand Canyon and live close to it. Every year few times a year I can go gaze in wonder. 

This year, a dude comes every day and takes a huge shit right I front if my favorite viewpoint. It’s still a beautiful place. You’d still be in awe at the overall experience. Should I therefore not complain about the dump in my view?

The problem with these crappy additions to the experience is that they make things legitimately worse, and there is no reason they are necessary. They ought to be fixed, even if the overall experience is still positive.

Honestly it’s tough because our very love for the team and the overall experience is what makes us tolerate the crap... and exactly what lets Delany get away with the bullshit. 

09/17/2018 - 10:35pm Hell, they rarely played…

Hell, they rarely played during their halftime “show”. 

09/17/2018 - 10:34pm  But we won’t be able to…

 But we won’t be able to score like that with these plays against good teams. The offense that beats OSU is an offense that moves at will against SMU, not a team that has to grind down the field because they can only run 3 ypc for most of the game. 

09/17/2018 - 10:12pm My experience wasn’t ruined,…

My experience wasn’t ruined, I’m still glad I went, but it’s way less good than it used to be for no reason other than Delaney getting to pad his pockets with filthy Rotel bills. And that really does suck. 

09/17/2018 - 10:08pm Yeah the band show sucked. A…

Yeah the band show sucked. A crummy commercial (for voting)? Son of a bitch!

It was 80% Grapentine reading quotes, no announcement of the songs, and chamber music volume. Very little movement from the band. 

And it was military appreciation day! Play some good (loud, upbeat) military tunes and be done with it. Easiest show to get right ever and we get the lame voting PSA.

I was in marching band in HS so I can appreciate a good show, usually stay for the whole thing, but I left early to grab some waters. Step it up bandies!

OTOH the Silent Drill Platoon was amazing. Semper Fi boys!

 

09/16/2018 - 7:35am They really need to address…

They really need to address cases where the runner causes the contact by lowering his head into a tackle. From the stands at least, that’s what it looked like. If the QB kept his head up, the hit would have been clean. Khaleke doesn’t deserve an ejection for the QB’s dangerous play. 

09/14/2018 - 2:38pm The other joke is the angle…

The other joke is the angle of the picture will change so it either looks like a rock careening down a steep hill, or it’s current flat angle. 

09/14/2018 - 2:36pm We are unfortunately…

We are unfortunately invested in Notre Dame being good unless and until we take enough losses to be firmly out of playoff contention. 

09/13/2018 - 1:52am Actually saw a car with a…

Actually saw a car with a Rutgers license plate holder and the vanity plate “NOWB1GR”. So at least one. In Arizona even. I really wanted to pull up next to them and say no, no your are not B1G, but didn’t get a chance. 

09/12/2018 - 7:32pm Perry needs to borrow Gallon…

Perry needs to borrow Gallon's rocket boots

09/12/2018 - 10:14am Wisconsin always starts slow…

Wisconsin always starts slow it seems. I think they are still very good. 

09/12/2018 - 10:06am The general rule of ticket…

The general rule of ticket watch seems to be “wait as long as you’re comfortable, unless there’s some reason the game would become more desirable”. 

Given NWs loss to Duke, guessing additional losses would be more likely to drive the price down. 

09/12/2018 - 10:03am Other data point... bought 4…

Other data point... bought 4 seats together row 15 in a corner for $45 a week ago (but it’s StubHub so those ended up nearly $60 with fees)

StubHub nominal prices right now are extremely cheap for 2 together, under $20 for end zones. Cheapest 4 together are ~$30. 

Probably one of those games you can scalp for super cheap if you’re in the area anyway. Or if you ever wanted to see a game from the front rows, it’s a reasonable splurge  

 

09/11/2018 - 3:39pm Can you fold the sleeve so…

Can you fold the sleeve so the shoulder numbers show?

Or just sew a "C" on it if it's not there already. Any real fan would know who it is at that point.

09/11/2018 - 1:36pm 1) BTN2GO certainly exists…

1) BTN2GO certainly exists on iOS, don't know about AppleTV

2) I continue to be annoyed by people who say they "cut the cord" when what they really mean is that they "steal cable".

09/11/2018 - 1:31pm It looked like the ASU…

It looked like the ASU player that actually caused the injury was blocked into the punter.

09/09/2018 - 2:31pm Are there any screenshots…

Are there any screenshots where he doesn’t look scowling and odious? Seriously that guy always looks like he’s in the middle of a two week bout of constipation. 

09/09/2018 - 2:23pm Don’t underestimate the Wile…

Don’t underestimate the Wile E. Coyote Year Effect. Plus, didn’t he keep most of Todd Graham’s staff? I think we’re seeing Todd Graham’s team come together, and with a pretty weak looking PAC12 South, this could turn out to be like Hoke’s 2011 fools’ gold year. 

09/08/2018 - 7:48pm I agree. I want Nebraska to…

I agree. I want Nebraska to be good. Scott Frost’s a dick, but in the usual “that guy’s on the other team, what an ass!” sort of way, not the horrifyingly terrible human beings way of half the B1G East. Hope he does well whenever he’s not playing Michigan. 

09/08/2018 - 3:42pm I thought the consensus at…

I thought the consensus at the time was why TF are we adding another hard road game to a year where we have to visit East Lansing and Columbus?

09/08/2018 - 3:41pm My one grumpy note is…

My one grumpy note is continued dumb penalties. 

My cocked eyebrow note was that Furbush’s interception came on a another 3rd and long on which he was being dropped into zone coverage. 

09/02/2018 - 3:05pm He played less than a full…

He played less than a full drive when ND was in “don’t give up a huge play” mode. Did some good with it, made a couple nice throws, but ND got off the field as soon as Michigan started getting near FG range. 

 

Bonkers to judge half a dozen plays and say he looked better than Shea. 

09/02/2018 - 3:02pm At least Hart looked better…

At least Hart looked better punting. Too bad he can’t hold. 

09/02/2018 - 3:01pm Yeah, his biggest errors…

Yeah, his biggest errors last night were when he failed to “give up” and ended up past the play. He and Chase were all over Wimbush all night. Not a lot of sacks, but that’s part of playing a running QB responsibly. 

09/01/2018 - 11:30pm Glad to see the gypsy curse…

Glad to see the gypsy curse is still in effect on the secondary. 

08/28/2018 - 9:26am Any judgment on the 2017…

Any judgment on the 2017 passing game has to be filtered through “O’Korn was awful and Peters wore training wheels”, so I think it’s “ask again later”. 

Given Patterson’s “moxie”, I expect to see a lot more RB touches on checkdowns, which both Higdon and especially Evans can probably use productively. Stupid prediction for ND: Chris Evans takes a check down or an improv dumpoff for a big gain. 

08/28/2018 - 9:22am Is it just me or are all the…

Is it just me or are all the video descriptions off by one?

08/25/2018 - 11:01pm Kind of looks like Higdon is…

Kind of looks like Higdon is “manspreading” and Bredeson is getting painfully squished. 

08/24/2018 - 8:24pm At no point in this entire…

At no point in this entire affair, not once, has Urban done the right thing unprompted. Every single time his hands have been forced. Even for what should be the easiest part, apologizing to the battered woman before “Buckeye Nation”. Now this limp dicked unbelievable “apology” clearly written by some PR hack that he can’t even deliver himself, in person, but slips out Friday night on Twitter. 

He clearly is incapable of shame, but any woman who lets her son play another snap for this pathetic excuse of a “leader” and a man should be ashamed. 

08/24/2018 - 1:30pm "I wanted to reuse last year…

"I wanted to reuse last year's sign, but Urban deleted it"

08/24/2018 - 1:29pm Given Urbs' convenient…

Given Urbs' convenient partial memory loss, someone should photoshop Urban and Brutus onto the movie poster for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

08/23/2018 - 1:06am “Remember when Roseanne…

“Remember when Roseanne tired to blame an offensive tweet on her meds?” “Yeah, and no one bought it?” “Right, well hear me out: Urban’s meds made him forget his assistant coach was a wife beater for 9 years.” “Totally plausible! Get that in the report!”

08/22/2018 - 1:35pm "Hutt", if you're going for …

"Hutt", if you're going for "Jabba the" is spelled with 2 Ts.

08/13/2018 - 2:59pm That market is heavily…

That market is heavily skewed by highly subsidized, free labor college football eating up all the available demand. If college football didn't exist, there would be a lot more dollars in non NFL professional football (although probably not as many as are currently in college football).

08/10/2018 - 9:32pm Seriously. A little S&P won…

Seriously. A little S&P won’t kill your S&C. Live a little. 

08/10/2018 - 9:23pm You have enough young adults…

You have enough young adults running around campus, some of them are going to do awful shit. The difference is how it’s handled, and while Michigan isn’t perfect, I think it’s fair to say Michigan has been better than MSU or PSU, or even “I hope he doesn’t fire ME” Gordon Gee, in the most equivalent scandal to this one. 

08/10/2018 - 9:12pm Exactly, because selling…

Exactly, because selling gear is essentially the same as covering for a wife beater for a decade and then bald-faced lying about it. 

08/04/2018 - 1:07pm To me, the third point is…

To me, the third point is the key one. Firing Smith in July is not the move of an organization that is confident they made the right decision in 2015 (or earlier this year). And in that case, if Meyer truly believes that Smith didn't deserve to be fired, then he's a coward.

Best case scenario (for OSU) -  Meyer is still a domestic abuse enabler. Yeah, never convicted. But there's "an argument got of hand once and everyone decided to move on when things calmed down" and then there's "Has 9 reported incidents with the police". At some point you've clearly demonstrated poor judgement at best to end up in that situation, and the much more likely scenario is a serial abuser who manages to stay just below the level where the police will convict without victim cooperation.

I'm all for due process, but at some point you shouldn't need "convinced 12 people beyond a reasonable doubt of actual criminality" to determine that it's time to move on from a guy who has that many run-ins with the cops. Especially when it would have been very easy to just not renew his contract. If they'd simply not re-upped him for 2016, this is a minor scandal that blows over.

08/02/2018 - 8:40pm have what, 40 or 50 direct…

have what, 40 or 50 direct reports is hardly insane. He's not "policing their relationships", we're not expecting him to make sure none of his grad assistants cheat on their girlfriends or use too many swear words around their kids.

We're talking about being unaware that someone on Meyer's personal staff, that is probably only on the staff because of his personal relationship with Meyer, repeatedly having the cops called on him for domestic abuse.

08/02/2018 - 8:35pm Meyer said, to the press,…

Meyer said, to the press, that he didn't know in 2015, and that he would have fired Smith then if he did. He can't turn around now and say "well, I knew, but since the charges didn't go anywhere we didn't think firing Smith was the right call"

If he knew, then he told a bald faced lie to the press as a representative of OSU, and OSU can and should fire him for that alone.

08/02/2018 - 8:30pm I guess it depends if he…

I guess it depends if he knew in the sense of "it's a rumor everyone is aware of" or if he knew. If it's the former, then he shouldn't have published anything about it, just like Brian doesn't post rumors until he has some verification (particularly when they relate to player or staff discipline).

If it's the latter, yeah, something should have been done earlier.

08/02/2018 - 8:20pm At the end of the day, Meyer…

At the end of the day, Meyer set the standard himself: he said if he would have known, he would have fired Smith earlier. So if he did know, then he lied to the media about knowing and ought to be fired for that alone. I mean, maybe there's a world where we could excuse Meyer for saying "we're going to let the justice system run it's course on that one", maybe he had some plausible reason to think the case was uncertain enough to leave it to the judge, and if he had stood up and said that, then maybe he could keep his job.

Of course, since the only thing that changed was that someone dug up and publicized Smith's previous history, then that version of Meyer would be a coward who threw an underling under the bus to save face. And that probably is a guy that should be fired too.

On the off chance that he really, truly didn't know - Brian's right. One of your employees, who you apparently know well, personally, and socially, has had multiple run-ins with the police. The only way you don't know about that is willful ignorance or downright stupidity. Which should both be firing offenses.

06/16/2018 - 10:38am New site is just harder on…

New site is just harder on the eyes. Too much white space, especially in the comment threads.

 

Also, what's the deal with the "tiled" posts at the top of the site? If they aren't going to auto-update, get rid of them. I liked the previous format (main page just lists all front-page posts up to the "jump"). And I could live with a front page that was just all tiled headlines (even though I read often enough that I don't usually need to go past the first link).

But this weird hybrid thing where you have 4 week old posts at the top you have to scroll past to get to the newest content? Very weird and annoying.

05/23/2018 - 4:05pm Keep Nebraska. Dump PSU and

Keep Nebraska. Dump PSU and MSU for their crimes against humanity.

Dump Maryland and Rutgers because they never should have been added in the first place.

05/22/2018 - 7:34pm How about we keep the 9 games

How about we keep the 9 games but go back to 10 teams?

05/21/2018 - 3:15pm I can't even get close to

I can't even get close to getting down to 3, so I'll go for my 3 favorite comedies:

1) Dr. Strangelove

2) Blazing Saddles

3) Hot Fuzz

 

I won't claim this is the best movie, but most underrated / deserving of many sequels:

Master and Commander - Russel Crowe and Paul Bettany are fantastic, and I can't imagine a better casting choice for a book series that really deserves more adaptations. Maybe a prestige TV series?

05/17/2018 - 10:38am BS. Anyone who is a fan of

BS. Anyone who is a fan of Draftaggeddon is someone who, by definition, loves reading through 300 hawt takes.

05/17/2018 - 10:18am So in other words, he was

So in other words, he was never going to be a P5 QB. I.e. doomed to be a bust.