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11/28/2018 - 5:36pm This is good. All three of…

This is good. All three of those guys got meaningful snaps, so for once we didn't burn any redshirts just to play in garbage time or on special teams tasks that could have just as easily been filled by a veteran walk-on. The new redshirt rule is great. The coaches can evaluate guys without hurting their eligibility, and the players who turn out not to be needed right away get to play a bit.

11/26/2018 - 1:43pm If he's a little banged up…

If he's a little banged up now but likely to be 100% by January it might be better for him to play in the bowl to show he's healthy and maybe help his draft position. 

11/26/2018 - 1:19pm Huh. I was at that FSU game…

Huh. I was at that FSU game. Walking out, I was disappointed but it wasn't anything like the utter despair of two days ago. It was more like 'welp, that sucked, eh, there's still a long way to go this year'. Now, people remember our win over ND the previous week (the Desmond Howard catch) more than that FSU game.

In contrast, I think this debacle will be the only thing from this season that will really stick with people.

11/24/2018 - 5:42pm At best, this is an ok…

At best, this is an ok season. The only thing anyone's going to remember is that we went into the OSU game talking all kinds of crap and with a chance to make the playoff, and then disintegrated in the most embarrassing possible manner. It was the kind of humiliation that sticks with a program for a long time, just like the App State game. This wasn't even a very good OSU team.

Yeah, we beat MSU and PSU and Wisconsin and the other assorted mediocrities on our schedule, but we went 0-2 against teams that posed an actual threat. 

11/21/2018 - 1:24pm I don't think this comment…

I don't think this comment is fair to Bobby Knight.

10/25/2018 - 4:27pm Now half the league consists…

Now half the league consists of Kingmen.

10/25/2018 - 4:06pm This is great. One nit to…

This is great. One nit to pick: Leach wasn't at Wazzu in 2009. The coach then was Paul Wulff, who was two years ahead of me at my high school.

09/22/2018 - 11:46pm Stanford isn't legit. Oregon…

Stanford isn't legit. Oregon dominated them today, they just blew it. 

09/21/2018 - 2:35pm I consider PSU more of a…

I consider PSU more of a rival than Wisconsin at this point, mostly because we don't play Wisconsin often enough. Agree that they're behind OSU, MSU, and ND.

09/21/2018 - 12:14pm I wouldn't expect a…

I wouldn't expect a nailbiter. I think we win by about 10 with Martinez, 20 without him.

09/15/2018 - 7:43pm He did. SMU lined up two…

He did. SMU lined up two receivers one behind the other, Long jammed the front one, and Hawkins hovered around the front one before recognizing that the back one had just blown past him.

09/15/2018 - 7:41pm Yeah, Wisconsin's demon…

Yeah, Wisconsin's demon attack that racked up all of 21 points against BYU.

09/15/2018 - 7:15pm Sloppy game especially in…

Sloppy game especially in the second half, but I wouldn't read too much into it. We were never really in trouble after the half.

09/06/2018 - 1:27pm I agree with your 34-10. I…

I agree with your 34-10. I was thinking that before I clicked on the link, not that it matters.

09/01/2018 - 11:18pm The defense was pretty good…

The defense was pretty good after the first two series, and even the first two series had more unlucky plays than awful plays. This wasn't one of our better games, but I think this unit can be as good as last year's.

09/01/2018 - 9:00pm Cool. But if not for that…

Cool. But if not for that moronic roughing the passer penalty, we'd be within 1 score now.

09/01/2018 - 8:54pm Wimbush throws it to…

Wimbush throws it to Tacopants there.

09/01/2018 - 8:53pm And finally the defense…

And finally the defense makes a play. More, please.

09/01/2018 - 8:15pm Ugh...can't take a sack…

Ugh...can't take a sack there.

09/01/2018 - 8:04pm Just muted the sound. I can…

Just muted the sound. I can't stand these homer announcers.

09/01/2018 - 7:50pm We looked like a bad FCS…

We looked like a bad FCS team on that sequence. Hopefully Brown will make some adjustments.

08/03/2018 - 6:58pm Hell no. Chrome is for…

Hell no. Chrome is for trailer hitches.

08/02/2018 - 4:07pm Heh. When I read the name,…

Heh. When I read the name, the first thing I thought of was Beavis and Butthead.

08/01/2018 - 6:45pm I hope you're right. I hope…

I hope you're right. I hope that UM has built enough of a culture of accountability that no one would be able to get away with something like that. 

07/03/2018 - 7:05pm I grew up in Davis. I agree…

I grew up in Davis. I agree with your list. It's a great town to bike or run in. I think a lot of the developments were built with exercise in mind.

I like to joke that it has central valley scenery with Marin county attitude.

07/02/2018 - 6:16pm Sacramento, CA



Sacramento, CA


1. excellent weather from October to May, and even from June to September the mornings and evenings are ok.

2. the coast and the mountains are both an easy day trip.

3. very diverse, and people are mostly pretty laid back


1. flat

2. housing costs are high by national standards (but much lower than CA's coastal metros)

06/01/2018 - 12:47pm also

most teams will throw more when they're behind than when they're ahead. 

05/21/2018 - 6:03pm brutal stuff

I hope the worst is behind you now.

05/20/2018 - 10:59pm Blanco was a great all around player

Best hitter on the team this year, and a solid #2 starter.

05/20/2018 - 10:52pm disappointing end to a frustrating season

I think the program is still in fine shape, but if we aren't hosting a regional (or at least making a late run to Oklahoma City) we can't call it a great season.

05/20/2018 - 10:47pm nice hot take

On April 27 this team was 39-6, had won 33 of 34, and hadn't allowed more than four runs in a game all year. You'd fire a coach who's been a consistent winner because her team (which has just two seniors who play much) had 3 bad weeks?

05/18/2018 - 5:33pm this isn't clearly the worst team of the last 20 years...

...yet. If this team makes it out of the regional (which it still could if Beaubien gets back into the zone and stays there) it would probably rank ahead of last year's team, which failed to get through the regional.

05/10/2018 - 1:51pm interesting

This year, let us have lots of VUGUG on the defensive UFRs and very little on the offensive ones.

04/27/2018 - 5:38pm scary stuff

Hope he gets what he needs and recovers fully.

04/26/2018 - 11:32pm I like the one for Chevrolet

Cracks heads, eats valves, rolls over, loses every time.

04/23/2018 - 1:28pm M still has not allowed more than 4 runs in any game

Obviously the B1G isn't one of the top leagues, but it's still pretty amazing to make it through 45 games without getting wrecked even once.

04/21/2018 - 5:37pm coal is contracting

Even China is starting to phase it out. Oil may have a bit of a shaky future too. Almost everything else is exploding.

04/21/2018 - 5:25pm cybersecurity...

is going to be a hypergrowth industry what with so many more things being automated. Anything that can be programmed can be hacked.

04/21/2018 - 5:20pm heh

Haven't there been umpteen science fiction stories with this premise?

04/21/2018 - 5:18pm heh

My mom says that when I was 2 or 3 she would just give me the Sears catalog and I would thumb through it for hours at a time.

04/20/2018 - 12:12pm that's a bit harsh

I think Wenger was more like Frank Beamer. His teams were consistently good for a long, long period (20 straight top 4 finishes) despite having less money than Man U, Chelsea, or (later) City. 

04/19/2018 - 5:14pm I also lived there one year, 91-92

Nothing special about it, just cool to run into someone who lived in the same little building I did.

03/06/2018 - 3:44pm Game over, man

Game over!

03/01/2018 - 4:03pm M is up 4-0 on Charlotte in the 4th

Canfield is 3 for 3. Lou Allan got into the game as a pinch hitter and hit a 2-run single. Blanco has had little trouble so far. 

02/27/2018 - 12:35pm yeah, and the Spanish Armada

wiped out Queen Elizabeth's fleet...oh, wait a minute.

02/26/2018 - 12:31pm yeah

M has allowed a total of 15 runs in its 6 losses. You give up two and a half runs a game, you would expect to win a lot more than you lose.

02/24/2018 - 8:15pm the offense should snap out of its funk at some point

Katie Alexander and Tera Blanco are hitting as well as or better than they did last year. All the other returning regulars have gotten off to slow starts, but they've shown that they're capable of much more. Last year the offense had .413 OB and .496 slug. This year so far it's .331/.364.

The pitching/defense is actually improved over last year. Opponents hit .292/.272 last year and just .241/.227 so far this year.

02/23/2018 - 12:16pm huh

If Germany wins the gold it will be an even bigger underdog story than that low-rated Czech snowboarder winning the women's super G.

02/23/2018 - 12:16pm huh

If Germany wins the gold it will be an even bigger underdog story than that low-rated Czech snowboarder winning the women's super G.

02/21/2018 - 1:14pm small hill

Nonrevenue sports should do what they can to save money, short of cutting sports or reducing scholarships. Among other things, they should play more nonconference games against opponents from MI, OH, or IN and take fewer long trips. Any money saved in this way should go to academic programs, not to empire-building in the athletic department.