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03/29/2018 - 9:25am Literally a train

Dictionary.com defines "train" as ...

 

noun

 

1.

Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock.
2.

a line or procession of persons, vehicles, animals, etc., travelingtogether.
3.

Military. an aggregation of vehicles, animals, and personnelaccompanying an army to carry supplies, baggage, ammunition, etc.

Definition 2 seems to fit.

03/21/2014 - 1:59pm No Antitrust Exemption for the NCAA

There are two main antitrust exemptions when it comes to sports.  The first is that Major League Baseball has a historical exemption.  Essentially at the time of the first Supreme Court decision on the issue, MLB was not considered interstate commerce and, thus, there could be no violation of the Sherman Act.  In subsequent cases, the Supreme Court has followed precedent with respect to MLB, but has refused to extent the exemption to other sports.

The second antitrust exemption applies to any employer who has to negotiate with unionized labor.  Labor law carves out an exemption allowing employers to negotiate with unions.  These negotiations would otherwise violate antitrust law.  This applies to all employers who negotiate with unions (e.g. automakers negotiating with the UAW or the NFL negotiating with the NFLPA).  This exemption is the reason the NFLPA had to decertify to file an antitrust suit against the NFL.

No NCAA exemption exists.  In fact, the NCAA has been found to violate the Sherman Act.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_v._Board_of_Regents_of_the_University…

03/11/2014 - 8:53pm A hyper lab and a pensive rescue dog

Maizey McGary and Parker Horford

09/19/2013 - 12:50pm The Michigan Ticket Office

The Michigan Ticket Office sent out this picture of the obstructed view.  Can be pretty bad for some seats.

 

09/06/2013 - 9:49am Gutsiest move I ever saw, man

[Devin] makes an aggressive vertical move and defeats him with a missile.   The encounter was a victory, but we show it as an example of what not to do.

 

11/09/2012 - 1:21pm Compromise?

Maybe the Yale Bowl in New Haven would be a good compromise.  I believe it seats 65,000 and is only an hour away from UConn.  Plus it is a college stadium instead of an NFL stadium.  

10/20/2012 - 1:14pm New Stamford, CT Watch Location

The Fairfield County Alumni Association has a new official Watch Party Location: Coalhouse Pizzeria, 85 High Ridge Road in Stamford in the Bull’s Head Shopping Center.  ( http://www.coalhousepizza.com for more info.)

 

Also, for those in Northern Fairfield County who don't want to drive all the way to Stamford, Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad St. in Bridgeport (http://www.barnumpublickhouse.com) will be showing Michigan games.