Saturday, June 27, 2009
The thing I don't get is why OSU has a club team.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Michigan ends up at 13-1 tied for 7th with Alabama. The list looks like they mean football only. Otherwise I don't see how Kentucky and Callipari wouldn't be ranked.
I think UCLA with Neuheisel at 20-1 odds might be the best bet.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
He says M will be the 6th (tied with Wisconsin) best team in the league. And M plays all five of the others. So, if there are no upsets, M will lose to the 5 teams above it, lose to Wisconsin because the teams are even and the game is in Wisconsin. That means no non-conference losses to make a bowl. Yikes. Better hope we upset someone.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
If anything, I think everybody should get 30 days in jail for drunk driving, regardless if anyone is injured because of it. But, that is another issue and is totally off point of your post and my above post. If only sports-talk radio could recognize that, too.
Stallworth drank too much, drove an killed someone. He called 911 and reported what had happened immediately. The family of the victim asked the court and the DA for leniency as they were willing to take a cash settlement in lieu of sending Stallworth to prison.
Saying "Vick killed dogs and got 2 years and Stallworth killed a person and got 30 days" is a VAST simplification of what occurred.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Even if we were to find out what WVWs games really were, I would assume we would have the same current cupholder. The only way I think it wouldn't be that way is if WVW lost to a different historically bad small school who never played bigger schools. It would have wandered around small unis and highschools and military bases for awhile. Eventually, it probably would have come back up to the Majors.
We need to get on WVU thing a little more.
I think it about time we write about one of your greatest ideas. The first I remember you wanted to track a mythical trophy stating with Michigan's first football game after you were born.
Michigan their season opener, then lost to Cal. Cal won their next game then lost to UCLA, etc.
But then you extended it to capture the All-time college football trophy - starting with the Princeton vs. Rutgers game in 1869.
So there you have it - Florida is the current holder of the All-Time College football trophy.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Also, blaming any money problems on anything but the economy is silly. They are moving to have 8 man football in a couple years. Posen is going to that because they don't have enough kids. People are leaving the area, and the schools, and the athletic programs are going to suffer.
I think a lot of people (not Bacon, necessarily) first look at how things will effect them and make their decision on what they think about it. They don't look at it overall. A perfect example of that is Sam whatshisname filing a class action suit against EA Sports for using college football players' likenesses. First things I read (other than MGOBrian's logical column) is how stupid Sam is and etc. etc. When what they really think is "oh, no, they are going to take the good things about my game away." Because he is right. Will it be better for the majority of the college football fan world if the suit fails? Of course. Is that the right thing? I don't know (it is too complex for me). The MHSAA thing is similar. It is probably bad for those parents who have a B-ball playing son and a B-Ball playing daughter. They will have a lot of scheduling issues. But, it is still right.
Did you see Paul Dodd commented?
I really like John, but I think he misses the point on this one (and I told him so in the comments). To blame the mothers for MHSAA financial problems, lower turnout in sports etc. is too great a leap.
How much could the MHSAA have saved if they'd just accepted the ruling? I think the downturn in the economy has a great impact on HS sports. More schools have gone to pay-for-play. More kids might need to work to help support the family etc. Less sponsorship of teams by local businesses.
The MHSAA held their breath, kicked their feet and didn't want to follow the rest of the country. They spent millions of dollars they didn't have to fight change to avoid the "problems" that every other state finds ways to deal with.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
As for the accent - the only choices for English speaking male were American, English and Australian. I didn't want us to have the same voice.
It takes a long time to load the data - so shorter films may be the way to go.
I'll try to fins more e-mail conversations
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Green Bay WI is the 261 most populace city in the US and has a successful NFL team. Cities with greater population include: South Bend (# 243), Billings (#255), Ann Arbor, Lansing and Flint (#214-216).
The second lowest city with a big 3 professional sports franchise is Orlando (#83) with over twice the population - I would assume it would be much higher if we were looking at surrounding area.
It is impressive that the city was able to maintain the team before the NFL became what it is today. The other legendary teams from small town - Canton Bulldogs, Portsmouth Spartans etc. got gobbled up by bigger cities or went out of business. It is not surprising they are able to maintain business today, with the protections offered by revenue sharing of the massive NFL TV contract. But I would assume that had they not been the dominant team of the 1960s - there would be no team in Green Bay today.
Monday, June 8, 2009
These guys are horrible. Price is barely acceptable as a color guy, but he cannot carry pbp. Then when Keating does his 2 innings, it seems like Price may have been the best announcer ever.
I like being able to hear the Tigers at work, I just wish I could hear the White Sox announcers instead.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I was thinking the other day of how much I loved Pro Football Weekly and Football News. Those weekly football papers (monthly during the offseason) had so much info. All of that info is certainly available online today, but there was something about getting it in the mail and looking at it. And, as you know, saving it.
I don't know what the purpose of magazines will be. I don't think you can replace a specialty magazine like Hour Detroit with its high gloss and perfect doctor office appeal. But, more mainstream/widespread mags like Time and Newsweek are nothing more than a series of articles that you can find online. I think newspapers are pretty much the same. I haven't heard anything about the Oakland Press having serious problems, though the number of ads on the front page of each section has increased. But, so has the local sports coverage. That is because it is really serving the smaller suburbs and townships of Oakland County. There is no other news source (no internet news on what happened in Highland Township last night), so I think it will last longer. The Freep specializes in national, state and metro area news. There are way too many sites that have this info.
So, print media isn't dead, but I think big print media is.
Long live the Montmorency County Tribune!!!!!
I don't see too much need for weekly/monthly magazines anymore. What really irks me is the Internet edition is available for free about 3-4 days before I get my copy at home. Why should I pay for a magazine when I can view it earlier for free. I visit the blogs and websites that interest me outside of SI and don't have to page through the "Golf Extra" section that they think is so important.
SI had a chance to buy ESPN at the start, but decided they were above this little cable station - I don't think that worked out too well for them.
However if Matthew wants some magazines to make sports collages out of, send him over.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I think the Wings got so breaks the first 2 games. The Pittsburgh goalie let in a few horrible goals.
I think Osgood was the difference in the first 2 games. If the Penguins win game 4, the Wings might be in trouble. I predict the winner of game 4 wins the Cup.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
How much is economy and how much is boredom with the wings being expected to win?
Then there is this All-in package for UM football games. I've heard they're claiming there would always be extra tickets until the stadium reconstruction is complete - but they really seem to be pushing this.
I'm sure the collapse of the auto industry will help keep ticket prices down...
Monday, June 1, 2009
- Government has given some bailout money to both GM and Chrysler
- Set requirements for them to meet before they would get more money
- Both companies have filed for bankruptcy
- Both companies are shedding jobs
- both companies are shedding car lines
- Both companies are expected to build more cars overseas in the future
I understand that MANY jobs are tied to the auto industry, especially here in Michigan, but it doesn't seem like either of these companies (and Ford as well) are planning on having too many US workers going forward - or at least are planning to have a lot less than they do now.
Henry Ford essentially invented the middle class by paying Ford workers a decent wage. I don't think the "Big" three want to do that anymore.
I guess the good news would be that neither company will be too big to fail going forward.