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Comment 12 Oct 2014
The average number of sports programs that B1G schools support is probably about 50% more than the SEC. I don't have actual numbers, but the continued spending on non revenue sports is pretty significant. I'd be curious to see what % of each schools budget goes to football operations
Comment 26 Sep 2014

Scarlett Josephine was born September 5th... 

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Tressel to UM would make me sad.. then confused. How could i root against the Senator?

Comment 06 Aug 2014

There are a few things here that i think caused them to fire him:

I believe i read in the report that the nicknames were published in the band alumni magazine. In the transcript, the administration says they shouldn't be sexual in name, and waters replies "Good Point". Those names getting published in print are a big no-no, and could open the school up for harassment charges.

Midnight Ramp: I understand the reason for this, for helping students feel more secure about performing in front of 100,000+, but once again this opens up harassment charges for the school. The secret culture/don't tell anyone verbage i think was alarming to the administration because it gives the appearance of doing something that's not up to par. What's lost is how this is perceived by the outside world.

Resignation of subordinate: There was a subordinate who resigned due to the excessive drinking and handling of a student who got alcohol poisoning (on the cal trip, i believe). Having a subordinate resign over alcohol issues raises an administrative red flag because the school can be liable.

I think the 3 points correspond to the administrators worry about the schools liability, which is why they terminated him.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Scarlett is first. If the next one's a boy, it'll be Grayson. I've told my wife if the 2nd is another girl, i'll nickname her "Gracie", regardless of what actual name will be on her birth certificate

Comment 23 Jul 2014

My wife and i got married on the Ohio State-Michigan game last year. In order to make it up, we agreed that the kids could have buckeye names. Baby Scarlett is due in 6 weeks :)

Comment 07 Jun 2013

Last year, i was watching the Purdue game at my fiancee's apartment. After the Kenny G interception, i stormed out of the living room in rage, thinking we had just lost, and disappointed that we wouldn't get another shot. Her roommate at the time (a HUGE florida fan) kept watching, and told me we had 47 seconds to go (i thought Purdue would've picked up a first down), so luckily i came back in... if he hadn't have been there, though...

Comment 07 May 2013

We'll miss your writeups! I enjoy all the quirky references

Comment 08 Apr 2013

Part of me wants the B1G to win a championship to shut up all the haters.

 

An even greater part of me hates the wolverines and can never root for them. Its a true damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.