One of those comments that should be read out loud before posting.
We have found a few potential renters, but the complex said they will have to go through an even more stringent rental application process than what I had to. Why they do this I don't know, because either way they are getting their money.
Will do thanks!
Hmmm.. no sarcasm font, that's not good.
They can't bother us forever, I mean look at them their cholesterol levels are probably through the roof.
I'd also like one of the Michigan AD texting during an important 3rd down.
41-14 Good Guys
I wouldn't let Brady Hoke anywhere near my daughter!
The sucky thing is he will probably end up at Auburn and be amazing.
Meh, I am not concerned about this article. The NYT is just "giving the people what they want", and right now, thanks to the PR juggernaut that is ESPN, the sports media thinks the people want to hear about how awful the B1G is. Seriously, this author could have written and article about how Ohio's 2nd ranked prospect is going to play at Florida, while Ohio's number 1 ranked prospect has decided to play for Ohio State (Hilliard), but he didn't. He also could have written and article about how of the top 10 prospects in Ohio more than half are staying in the B1G, but he didn't. Or how about an article about how Ohio State has been able to attract top prospects from South (Shazier, Roby, Kwon, Dantre, etc), why didn't he write something about that? It all has to do with $$$ and right now ESPN has a couple billion reasons to back the SEC, therefore all the hate on the B1G and the other conferences.
Hopefully Alabama puts a mudhole in them, because one of my favorite images in college football is throngs of sad southern boys wearing bangs and pastel-colored clothes standing around idly as their football team gets waxed on national television.
And one of my least favorite images in college football is throngs of ecstatic southern boys wearing bangs and houndstooth apparel watching their team schlack an overhyped opponent. Is there anyway both teams could lose?
They already did one on SEC girlfriends...
ESPN is nothing more than a giant PR firm. Unfortunately, they happen to be the strongest PR firm in the sports world. Our only hope is if Fox Sports continues to gain a foothold in college sports, as they have a vested interest in the success of the B1G. Somehow I don't think Jim Delany thought about the negative PR campaign ESPN would use when he snubbed them to create the B1G Network.
Les' window of opportunity int the SEC is closing fast. He has to compete against Bama, Tamu, and Auburn. If he comes to the B1G his only real competition on a year-in-year out basis will be OSU. He is an excellent recruiter so the fear of recruiting won't scare him. Les is a gambling man, and his odds of reaching the playoffs are much greater in the B1G. This is what I base my theory on.
The 2009 Spartan defense was ranked 112th in nation in pass defense, but by 2011, when the secondary was full of players who had spent their entire careers in his system, the unit ranked 11th.
Right there is the key to MSU's success, the team was full of upper classman who had Narduzi's defense down. Ash not only has to worry about the learning curve of a new defense, he also has to worry about constantly developing young talent as many players elect to leave OSU early these days. This is what worries me.
As much as I love Braxton, JT is the future. His numbers are impressive, and should get better as he grows. Also, with his ability to distribute the ball we should be able to bring in top WR recruits.
I think Les will come to Michigan. The SEC is getting harder to win in, and I think Les will look at Michigan, and the B1G as a conference, and think hell I could win their easy, and get in the playoffs. In the SEC he has to compete against TAMU, Auburn, Bama, for recruits and W's. Whereas if he came to the B1G he would only really be competing against Urban, as I believe he doesn't view MSU or PSU as 'real' threats. Also, I think Michigan will throw a crap ton of $$$ at him, and possibly an all you can eat grass and booger buffet.
The SEC dominance narrative did not begin until after '06, roughly the same time the Big 10 launched its own network. One could easily argue in the BCS era the SEC was on par/if not worse than the B1G in W/L, take a look here http://espn.go.com/college-football/standings/_/year/2007. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but ESPN is out to get the B1G because they are seen as competition. And in business you never praise the competition, simple as that.