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09/08/2014 - 5:17pm Who the fuck is Biff from Chi

Who the fuck is Biff from Chi Phi? Biff Tannen?

It's a criminal matter. If this happened to say, corporation X where the CEO and Board were implicated in a crime, and the Attorney General said "corporation X must close it business" why should Molly in marketing, who had nothing to do with this suffer the consequences? Just like PSU's right tackel shouldn't have to bear the consequences of others.

09/08/2014 - 3:15pm This was a criminal matter,

This was a criminal matter, not an NCAA matter. The NCAA overstepped their bounds and essentially forced the penalty without due process.

09/08/2014 - 2:57pm This is a beyond stupid

This is a beyond stupid perspective. Everyone involved is in jail, facing jail, fines or dead. Meanwhile the student athletes, fans and students get penalized. Sanctions should never have been levied against innocents.

02/12/2014 - 6:14pm What are you talking about?

What are you talking about? Every game is already on TV. This is to make people like my parents, who would never watch a game, pay a quarter to get BTN on their local cable packages.

02/12/2014 - 4:09pm This is the stupidest move ever.

They dilute the product on the field, have zero fanbase and contribute nothing to football or basketball, the ONLY sports that matter.

It's a move motivated by greed to get cable packages on local networks. It's a transparent money grab that's insulting to every existing member of the conference.

02/11/2014 - 2:50pm "If it's not a revenue

"If it's not a revenue positive sport, then it's not a sport." - DB

09/24/2013 - 2:10pm I need courses in reading

I need courses in reading comprehension and college football histroy because I forgot about the minor NCAA violations Kiffin committed during his one year at Tenneessee. Thanks for the advice. Keep up with the name calling, it's a good way to come out on top of mature arguments.

Under your rule, we should all get points on our license because of Aldon Smith. We should pay penalities on our investments because of Madoff.

For the millionth time, the NCAA penalized PSU without due process. No investigation. No hearing. It's like a dictatorship.

09/24/2013 - 1:23pm Isn't the entire Penn State

Isn't the entire Penn State administration (former President / AD) facing jail time and massive fines as a result? Not to mention life in prison for the actual offender. Why not throw the current players in jail as well? How about Paterno's corpse? Let's just blow the whole town up while we're at it!!!

Also you're equating the Reggie Bush scandal with Sandusky? Kind of sick on your end. And I don't think Kiffin had anything to do with that, I think it was just Carroll or some boosters.

Collateral damage here isn't fair to the players.

09/24/2013 - 1:03pm yes

The players are the innocent bystanders. This was an institutional / administrational failure on the part of Penn State, not a player failure. Since then, they've clean housed and instituted checks to ensure failure does not repeat and paid penalities.

So why should all personnel currently on board with the school, none of whom that had anything to do with Sandusky, receive his penalties? It makes no sense.

Again, the NCAA did not follow their own protocols. They handed penalties without due process. They make up the rules as they go along.

09/24/2013 - 12:57pm ??

Do you really think that termination, show cause penalties and (I guess in this case) jail time isn't enough of a deterrent?

To end the cycle of cheating, you severely punish those at fault, not those that had nothing to do with the offense.

09/24/2013 - 12:17pm So

So if it were up to you, not only should the people held responsible for crimes get punished, but innocent bystanders should be punished as well.

Hopefully you never get into a position of power.

09/24/2013 - 12:01pm The remainder of the sanctions should be overturned

Frankly, the NCAA (and Delany) overstepped their own bounds with the sanctions. They didn't conduct their own investigation, relied solely on the Freeh report and threatened the new administration that had nothing to do with the crimes of Sandusky.

No one affiliated with the crimes are currently at PSU. Why should the current administration be at fault. Isn't jail time and termination for those accountable enough?

09/23/2013 - 6:26pm Wasn't aware of the break issue

Wasn't aware of the break issue, but that still doesn't make it right. I don't believe they have special packages for the students for the major games. It's not like all these games are noon on Saturday. There are midweek night games, many of which against crap teams, that cut into other stuff. When I was a student, it was hard enough to make all the games, much less my other commitments.

Brandon's concerned about getting the arena crowded for two things: 1) sales of concessions, merchandise, etc. and 2) apperances on tv. He could not care less about the individual.

09/23/2013 - 6:06pm 53.9%

Sometimes there are other commitments (studying?) that need to be made rather than seeing Michigan wax the floor with SC State, UMass-Lowell, Concordia, Wayne State, Coppin State, Houston Baptist and Holy Cross.

Also, there are some games during the break period when students aren't in town. There's a way to fudge these numbers to justify milking every cent out of the student body.

If you buy a ticket to the game, it's up to the buyer to attend, not the seller.

08/30/2013 - 2:34pm That's like saying turkey

That's like saying turkey sandwiches are statistically the best sandwiches....

08/30/2013 - 2:05pm I don't get your comment. My

I don't get your comment. My point was that the pro-style will typically work moreso than the spread. That said, If you want to incorporate spread tactics in the pro style, there's a time and a place. But to think that the most successful offenses shouldn't be one big RichRod / NW jet, spread offense, is totally ignorant.

08/30/2013 - 1:57pm Nope, I don't believe I

Nope, I don't believe I did.

Listen, you can have spread concepts in a pro style attack (zone read on a short down to go play, spread the field in a red zone situation, etc.). Even the Patriots run that. But at the end of the day, it really does fall on execution, sound offensive line play and a QB that doesn't suck for an offensive team to be successful.

08/30/2013 - 1:42pm So you're saying Michigan

So you're saying Michigan doesn't have the talent comparable to a Northwestern? So they need to resort to quick snaps, no huddles, to beat them?

08/30/2013 - 1:19pm Double post

Neg bang away

08/30/2013 - 1:18pm Last Check

Last check Bama uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.

Stanford uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.

I think too much emphasis is placed on huddle, non-huddle, pace, etc. The best teams are the ones with the best talent and their ability to execute, not the ones that solely rely on a gimmicky type offense. Defenses are quick to adjust...just look at the "wildcat."

04/18/2013 - 1:37pm Dear Rutgers

GTFO of our conference.

Signed-

B1G

04/17/2013 - 1:45pm Eliminate Replay

Replay slows the end of game down, it's used as a crutch and an excuse by the officials, and it almost never gets the right call anyway.

02/19/2013 - 3:55pm Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents

Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents ever considered staying at 12? They're diluting the product and profits while eliminating any identity this conference had.

They can spew all this leaders and legends BS, but these are disgusting unethical, greedy people.

02/04/2013 - 12:36pm Gus Johnson

Gus has been terrible over the past year. Perhaps it was his meteoric rise, but he constantly messes up names, doesn't understand game theory, and talks too much. He now yells at total nonsense. He's brutal.

I'll take Nantz's wine and cheese club announcing over Gus. At least he gets the names right and understands time and score.

The color person I like is Dan Dakich. Funny, smart and he gets the sport.

11/18/2012 - 9:48pm No

This has zero to do with michigan academics and a sense of arrogance. Outside of my 4 years at michigan, i've lived in nyc pretty much my whole life. No one has ever talked about rutgers. They are a bad fit. They cant sell out their 48,000 seat stadium.

It's a mid major program. They dont belong in the B1G. It's fine the way it is.

11/18/2012 - 6:57pm No one cares about Rutgers

No one in NYC cares about Rutgers. They don't move the needle, not even a fraction. NYC is and will always be a pro sports city.

The B1G does not need another Minnesota in terms of on-field performance in fooball and basketball. We already have a Minnesota.

On top of that, everytime Michigan plays Rutgers or Maryland, they play Wisconsin or Penn State one less time.

Since ND doesn't want to be in its natural footprint, the B1G is perfect the way it is with the addition of Nebraska. We should be extremely pissed if Delany pulls this stunt.

11/07/2012 - 1:55pm 37-17

37-17 Mich

02/23/2012 - 12:14pm I will say

at least he acknowledges this poll as unscientific.

02/23/2012 - 12:12pm This is a highly unscientic poll...

Brian has a platform to express his opinions and views on a subject matter and then uses the same platform to poll his readers. This skews the readers feelings and makes them vote differently.

It's no different if I gave a 3,000 word essay arguing ice cream was better than pizza, and then polling people on what they prefer, ice cream would get a more favorable score.

This poll should be trashed.

01/23/2012 - 6:03pm On this topic

Can Brian get his facts straight and preface every post he writes "if it's not Michigan, it's evil". Joe Pa was not a child rape enabler. He fucked up and should've done more as he said, but please, he didn't open the shower curtain to Sandusky's victims so to speak.

The block quote totally misquotes him as well. With the initial portion directed towards the victims and the last two sentences addressed towards his supporters standing on his front porch. Brian horribly manipulates the quote and loses credibility and integrity in my book. (I'm sure he'll lose sleep over this).

Finally, no reference of the 1000s of lives and minds he cultivated to become great members of society. As if he did nothing other than letting children get raped. This is one of Brian's worst written pieces ever. Shame on him.

11/16/2011 - 12:41pm No

I like trolling on the opponents. "You suck" is clean and doesn't include any profanities.

11/06/2011 - 10:08am ...

They give these guys a 15 to life sentence is enough for me.

JoePa didn't lie in a grand jury report, he didn't commit any crimes. He reported it, while he could've done a better job obviously, he didn't violate any crimes.

11/06/2011 - 9:28am I understand

But he did what he was trained to do and the athletic department tried to cover it up. This is not a failure on JoePa's part, but a failure on the athletic department and finance committee to report this guy.

At the end of the day, I do think this is JoePa's last year because it'll be too much for him to bear, but his record will go untarnished. Remember PSU is one of four BCS programs to have never gone in front of the NCAA for violations of rules.

Obviously this is something of a different breed, but in no way should JoePa or the university absorb the brunt of this. The best way to hurt these assholes is to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

11/06/2011 - 9:01am I heard on ESPN yesterday

that Paterno reported this incident immediately and did everything correct within the compounds of compliance. If JoePa did everything right, he should not bear the responsibilities of the disgusting former DC or idiot AD.

PSU is a great college town, and I've never had a bad time going to a game there. I hope nothing further surfaces that could damage a great program.

06/17/2011 - 10:20am Penn State will be much worse

Penn State will be much worse. They'll definitely finish last. They return about 20% of minutes played this year. Combine that with a new coach and that's a recipe for disaster.

06/15/2011 - 9:57am As I posted in the NYC thread

Other future scheduling points include:

B-ball preseason NIT in 2012

Hockey vs. Cornell at MSG in 2012 or 2013

It looks like Football will not back out of the UConn contract and will play in Storrs in 2013.

06/14/2011 - 10:18am It was really crowded.

Got to meet Belien and Berenson. Both were cool, though I can see where Berenson gets his name from. Dude was sunburned or something.

Interesting that they'll play Cornell at the Garden in a year or two and the basketball team will be in the 2012 preseason NIT.

The coaches ran off immediately after Q&A so that was a bit of a bummer.

05/31/2011 - 8:13pm I'm willing to pay top dollar for tix.

I'm a returning 5 yr alumni. Let me know how i can get in touch with you.

05/03/2011 - 10:22am GROW BLUE!!!!!

GROW BLUE!!!!!

04/12/2011 - 11:10am You're right, I read it wrong

Not good with the GMAT's rapidly approaching...

04/12/2011 - 10:46am Miami plays at Sun Life Stadium

It'd be a home game for them...

04/07/2011 - 11:02am Probably not Michael Floyd...

Probably not Michael Floyd...

04/01/2011 - 2:07pm Desmond said Michigan will be

Desmond said Michigan will be wearing throwbacks for the ND game. He said it at an alumni meeting. How much more clear do I need to make it?

Go fuck yourself, jmblue

04/01/2011 - 12:14pm That they're wearing

That they're wearing throwbacks for the ND game, smartass.

04/01/2011 - 12:02pm This is 100% true

Desmond Howard confirmed it during a NYC event a couple of months ago.

03/31/2011 - 4:05pm 3 run lead Rivera lurking...

Win #1 for the YANKEES!!!!

Good guys win again!

Evil Tigers LOSE!!!!

03/29/2011 - 5:54pm Godsped, Godspell

you never went to any anti-terrorist school, so make sure you don't get us all fucking killed.

/TheRock'd

03/24/2011 - 3:24pm Can't show the players!

They are student athletes. If they're in it, they would get paid and thus it would be an improper benefit.

03/04/2011 - 2:09pm 205

205

02/24/2011 - 4:08pm I'm assuming this is a football thread.

The bouncey ball doesn't matter here.