Mandel to the Big Ten Network would be nice, but as they are a Fox property, I wonder how that would work. There is absolutely no reason what so ever to go to Fox's sports site now.
How do you get the Michigan Alum to leave? You sign for the package!
We have a winner. How is it my Saturday morning EPL games (one of the richest leagues in the world) can proceed without stoppages, yet traditional American sports can't figure out ways to change the way advertisers get their message out. What is going to be noticed more the down and distance marker brought to you by Budweiser, or the Budweiser commercial that comes on after the extra point when everyone is going to their fridge or the restroom. It ain't rocket science.
Ramzy, you know you can't use logic and facts when explaining things to our brethren to the south.......Come to think of it, you probably would not have much success with those from the north either.
Reading their comments this morning reminds me of their response to the tie in 1973, where they won the game and clearly were the better team. You would think with the vastly superior education they received, a Michigan Man would know the definition of the words "better" and "clearly." You would also think that they would be able to recognize the difference between a win, a tie, and a loss.
Does more luxury boxes mean that seating capacity is going down? Less seats for us.
Badger Bait! Badger Bait!
While the results might end up being another trip to the playoffs, I know two things for sure. This year will be exponentially more enjoyable than last and if we do make it as far as I hope, It will be JT that gets us there. This should be a fun ride. Go Bucks!
C-deck is my first choice going back to my days as a student, in those days 15-C was the promised land. Even the seats in the closed end offer a great view. If you stay in the footprint of the old stadium (first 22 rows of C-deck) you won't get a nose bleed. Not only will the walk to the higher rows kill you, but (a point already made) the field gets a little too far away. Try to avoid B-deck at all costs. You can get away with the first few rows, but the higher you go the less of the field you will see. You also get a detached feeling (my perception) when watching the game from there. Had a friend that worked in the Athletic Department for a few years and used his AA tickets a few times. The seats were in the last row and were nice if you like to be close to the action. South Stands can be alot of fun as that is where the students sit.
I have to pick the 76 Rose Bowl. Not only does Woody probably ride off into the sunset a winner, Archie gets the thing he desired more than both Hiesmans. Rumor was that Woody would have retired had they won, thus saving us from what happened two years later. We could have still ended up with Earle, or maybe the good vibes of how Woody exits means a top tier coach to continue the run.
Some lesser known school in a mid major conference better start worrying. I am sure the NCAA is going to want to make an example of someone.
It took a tremendous amount of courage to climb into those bombers for those daylight raids. My dad's first boss in Findlay was a B-24 pilot and served in the Med. He was a nice man, but he never spoke much about the war. I found that to be the case with most veteran's. The uncle that was captured at Dunkirk wouldn't talk about his experience except to tell funny stories like how he as captured. Blamed it on the fact that the truck he was driving was slower than those running in front of him.
That first block was my neighborhood. Lived at 31 Chittenden 86-91. Good times.
There was sacrifice around the globe. My grandfather was in the RAF in North Africa. His brother (mom's uncle) was a "desert rat" and in the 8th Army. My father's uncle Jim was captured at Dunkirk and spent the war in a POW camp, only to be rescued by the Russians, to spend almost a year in their camp. The saddest tale is my mothers uncle. WO Patrick Lavin served through the war in RAF bomber command. He flew countless missions in a Lancaster bomber from 1941 through 1945. In April 1945 he was part of a crew flying planes from the US to England when the plane went down somewhere over the North Atlantic. No remains were ever found.
My favorite band REM was at their peak during the mid 90's. So much for trying to post a video.
At the beginning of the 2014 season we didn't have that many obvious 1st rounders either. There was a lot of unproven talent. Very similar to this year.
I would imagine that it has something to do with the crash in the oil market and tax cuts in prior years.
Love the comments in the article in that many responders could not see beyond the football team being profitable and failed to catch the fact the the university system as a whole was in trouble. Mirrors what I always say about the SEC and that is the universities are extensions of the football programs and not the other way around. Definitely a case of warped priorities as the value of the school dwarfs the any extra curricular activity. Thank God, that schools in the BIG get that.
The low point for me in 88 was that IU game and two plays in particular. IU had 1st and goal from the 8 and ran a basic off tackle play to Anthony Thompson. From my seat in the end zone I had a beautiful view of the gapping hole as he ran untouched into the end zone. A holding penalty on IU moved the ball back to the 18. IU ran the exact same play for the exact same response. Needless to say, we drank a lot that year
Back to back seasons. Earle's last and Coop's first. I was a student at the time and for some reason we thought going to every game in 88 was a good idea. 42-10 at Pitt was bad, but then came Dark Day II and the 41-7 loss to Indiana. One loss dose not a bad season make, it makes us feel like shit for a while, but nothing to compare to 88.
B-ball was the highlight back then. We all probably couldn't have picked a worst period from a football perspective to be students.
It looks like Jent is getting ready to hit someone. I probably wanted to punch a ref that day myself.
I struggle to make an argument against the top four. We had our chance to be part of the dance and we know how that turned out. My problem with the committee starts after that. They certainly did the BIG no favors by putting Iowa against Stanforfd. They own all the blowouts as their match ups left a lot to be desired. Even in the top four, MSU was the best first round match up Alabama could hope for. They won't have a very good time with Clemson and their mobile QB.
While it seems easy to point the finger at Cardale, there are clearly others that should be questioning their performance. Marshall needs to hang onto the ball and the entire teams focus at times seems very poor leading to stupid penalties and poor decisions. One huge positive to take from today (besides the fact that we won) was the performance of Zeke and the line between the tackles. IU seemed determined to stop the running game and despite the extra players in the box, Zeke got it done.
Nothing we can do now, but I do wish we could go back to the scheduling philosophy pre 90. I think we should schedule one MAC game as a tune up and then home and homes with Power 5 schools. When I was in school we played PAC schools like Washington, UCLA, the Oregon's, and then teams like Pitt, Syracuse, BC. We need to go back to that.
Her and Jeannie.
Northwestern should have been ranked following the Stanford game