You're right Jpfbuck, other than UConn, just another crappy home schedule. I like Thad Matta and think he is a good coach, but one of the disappointments of his era is his lack of scheduling of exciting, name brand teams that fans can wrap their arms around and look forward to playing. I started a thread a month or so ago about would the Value City Arena be built today. One of the problems is it's too big, but what accentuates that is playing one mundane team after another with no opponent to get the fans juices flowing or teams that fans really want to see.
UCLA does well in Olympic Sports. I don't know how that translates for Under Armour to make a profit on their investment, but I assume they know what they're doing.
It works the reverse way as well. My oldest daughter was raised right and was a Buckeye fan all the way until she went to college at Duke. She still likes Buckeye football, but she's Duke all the way for basketball.
I'm a plane spotter. There's a road above the Imperial Highway that is just outstanding. You see all of the Jumbos' taking off
How many of us went straight to youtube and looked up Sinatra's "when I was 17" at the beginning of Season 2?
I watched the first season of GOT and even though I thought it was hard to keep track of everyone (Ok, now who's that guy again), I thought it was interesting to watch. It wasn't until the last scene of the last episode when the always naked blond chick, who was pregnant by some warlord, laid down in a funeral pyre and when the fire burned out, she was alive and gave birth to some dragons. To unbelievable for me.
Christopher Moltisanti's drug intervention try was pretty funny as well.
I read an article on the series and why it ended. It said that Gandolfini just got wore out. If you think about it, he was in almost every scene, large and small while all of the other cast members were basically supporting actors
I felt bad for Robert Iler who played AJ. He had to play the role of the whiniest, brattiest kid ever. I wasn't crazy about Janice either, but she did score some points for killing off Richie. Carmella always walked the line between saint and sinner.
Great read. Thanks for posting!!
I had never heard of the Who when I was little until my sister told me to watch them when they were on a TV show. I don't remember the song they played, but at the end Pete Townshend took his guitar and smashed into bits. Being someone who wanted a guitar and couldn't afford one, all I kept thinking was "that has to be really expensive to keep breaking those guitars."
As long as Eleven Warriors gives me a heads up on what channel the Buckeyes are on that week, I'll find 'em.
I was at his first game, he sat on the bench in the first half and as the story goes, drove Earle Bruce nuts. Bruce put him in at the start of the second and the first three plays, the stadium announcer says "Tackle by Chris Spielman." He never looked back.
I say YAWN. He has a good idea with expanding the playoffs to eight teams with the early round games on the home teams campus. But this nonsense of placing the top 24 teams into a league and play each other is foolish at best. If you do that, somebody is still going to finish last and somebody will finish with a losing record or at best a .500 record. After few years of seeing some historically dominate teams become also rans, this new league will start to wear thin on everybody as well.
Who is this Alex Ranttila character?
I called the right guy to solve this.
Click on some of the links in this posting. Those are some damn good looking women as well.
EDIT…Poor Rutgers. They finished last, and I mean dead last in every race.
Ohio State is going to boat race Oklahoma. None of those B12 teams have any concept of what defense is and the Buckeyes will do what ever they want to them.
Cockcroft had missed a chippy earlier in the game and Rutigliano lost confidence in him. It was one of the coldest, windiest games the Browns ever played in and players were dropping passes all over the field. To this day, I still can't believe Mike Davis held on to that ball.
P.S. Brian Sipe is still the best QB the Browns have had in my lifetime.
So the Navy is having problems attracting high quality individuals?
I disagree with this terrible decision. When you sign up to play at one of the Academy's, you know what the requirements are. I don't think the rules are put into place to punish a player who may have the ability to compete on the professional level, the rules are there to underscore the oath and responsibility that each player took to provide military leadership to defend the United States. I'm going to respect Eleven Warriors no politics policy, but it's getting harder to do because many of the issues of contention that deal with culture and the moral future of our country have sports and politics intertwined.
So lets see. The B!G currently is 14 teams. In reading this and similar threads, fans would like to add the following teams: Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. So if we all get our way, the B!G will be 25 teams, closing in on the same number as the NFL.