Good Monday to you and yours. I know personally sometimes when I wake up after hitting the hay with a bit of the Sunday Blues only to wake up and realize it's garbage day and that I've got a full five days of work to look forward to, it makes things, well, frankly kind've unbearable.
Then I discover that Girl Talk's new album is not only out (SURPRISE!) but available for free from the artist direct and suddenly Monday seems like a pretty okay place to be. Seriously, if you're on a smart phone out on lunch, push over a couple of old ladies, hop a few mailboxes, and get from the train/subway/your car to your office computer, break every HR rule in the employee handbook, and cop this puppy ASAP. You can thank me later.
"So, besides that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?" Natch that's directed towards our PSU educated/geographically allegiance aligning brethren. PSU played pretty mistake free football for about 28 minutes following a zany, unnatural (at least in 2K10) DeVier Posey catch before the wheels went off the spokes. Maybe the divisional era will fare a bit better than the 2000s did for the Lions against Ohio State. I suppose, at worse, they can always go back to tirelessly speculating that Terrelle Pryor is on the take and not understanding that varsity athletes actually wind up with pocket money after traveling per diems and especially after particularly lucrative bowls (remember A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter's safe?).
dMR/dQ < dMC/dQ I know personally after I finish shaking off the cobwebs my first thoughts on a Monday morning often drift to wondering which firms out there are determining the price and output levels that maximize their returns with the greatest of efficiency. Alright, so maybe not exactly, but the Lantern's Blake Williams greeted us this morning with a fun research project that accumulates a lot of the costs associated with putting on an Ohio State football game:
The department made almost $31.4 million on games last year, good for nearly $4.5 million a game. Department officials said they expect similar numbers for expenses and revenue for the 2010 season.
Profits from each game remain relatively constant throughout the season, but the expenses vary drastically, even though the price tag per game covers similar services. The difference between the most expensive game for the athletic department, Navy, and the least expensive, University of Southern California, was $945,784.
Because of agreements with contractors, the cost of electricity, cleanup services and payments to game officials is fixed. The disparity in overall cost comes largely from game guarantees.
We'll give ol' Blake a pass for the unakin reference to how many scholarships the Athletic Department making millions of dollars would "cost". Dude also does work graphically [via 'riding the USA Today waves']: