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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.

Comment 22 Jan 2013

I think i'd like to pump the brakes here - what they are basically doing is trying to reduce the secondary market. You have people who buy the tickets, then turn around and sell them at a higher price. The people getting screwed here are the people who buy tickets for big games, and turn around to sell them on the secondary market.

 

Think about it this way - if you're going to buy a ticket to the michigan game, and you go to ticketmaster the day they go on sale, you'd probably see it for 150$. They're trying to remove the middlemen.

Comment 11 Jan 2013
Love the steak link. There was only one undefeated team last year, and it wasn't Bama
Comment 04 Jan 2013
What a way to start the weekend! Now rooting for Oklahoma to beat TAMU
Comment 01 Jan 2013
Northwestern should be around 15-20 if they win their bowl game. Id put Mich St or Wisconsin fringe top 25, especially Wisconsin if they win the Rose
Comment 12 Oct 2012

I don't know... i feel it goes like this:

Penn State

7-5: He'll get recognition but won't win it

8-4: He would win unless urbz goes undefeated:

9-3: He'll win COTY

 

Comment 10 Oct 2012
42-30 good guys. Braxton works on his passing game, hence lower score
Comment 07 Oct 2012
It is good that the defense didn't have a perfect game. I don't want the team so overconfident they don't come to play against Indiana