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06/18/2018 - 6:53pm Now if only we could get rid…

Now if only we could get rid of the stupid B1G logo. Or at least make it look visually appealing like literally everything else in this picture.

06/15/2018 - 6:17pm I live in Orlando, which…

I live in Orlando, which gets a good amount of rain, and thunderstorms. When we had DirecTV, we would frequently have service interruptions - ranging from about 5 seconds to hours at a time. Light rain was usually fine, but heavier rain would usually cause degradation.

We moved, got cable from Spectrum (BrightHouse) for a while, and then AT&T started offering UVerse in our area, and we switched. The AT&T installer asked why we were going with UVerse TV rather than DirecTV (also owned by AT&T), and we said the weather and service interruptions.

He said that a lot of the "signal interruption in the rain" issue could have been caused by the installer. Apparently most of the contracted installers will setup the dish and calibrate it so that it meets whatever their "minimum" standard is (about 17 "units", but I don't remember what unit they measured in), but that he (and other installers employed directly by AT&T, and thus not paid by the job) usually did a better job of calibrating, and that his own system at home got about 28 units of signal strength, and he almost never had issues due to the rain.

TL;DR - I had a bad experience with DirecTV and weather, but it could've just been a bad install.

06/13/2018 - 7:08pm 1. I can't vote (up or down)…

1. I can't vote (up or down)

2. On the old site, when you clicked on the link for the "jump" in an article, it would take you to an anchor within the document, so when the article loaded, you were already at the jump. Now it's taking you to the top of the article, so you have to scroll past the part you already read.

06/11/2018 - 8:53am I recall Tyrone Wheatley (Sr…

I recall Tyrone Wheatley (Sr) lining up as a punter once. Most obvious fake ever.

06/07/2018 - 8:32am And get rid of Notre Dame…

And get rid of Notre Dame. If they think the Big Ten isn't good enough for them in football, they should be banned from joining it in other sports.

05/24/2018 - 3:15pm The Magic are owned by the

The Magic are owned by the DeVos family. They know a lot about selling MLM crap, but not a lot about running a sports team. Remember, they hired Stan Van Gundy before he went to Detroit. Not exactly a great track record.

05/23/2018 - 6:17pm I'm pretty sure it was Fox

I'm pretty sure it was Fox Sports that had the "___ would be better if it were hockey" commercials. Those were pretty good. I remember bowling, golf, and billiards, there may have been others.

I also liked the MasterCard commercial with the guy who is the Stanley Cup escort ... "White gloves $4, silver polish $$, spending every minute with the Stanley cup .. priceless"

Lastly, not a big fan of Lou Holtz, but his Discover card commercial was pretty amusing.

Least favorite? Ambulance chasing lawyers. Buick, Dr Pepper

05/17/2018 - 9:18pm 2000 was a long time ago,

2000 was a long time ago, apparently my memory is going bad, but now that you say that, I do remember an Eric P, although I couldn't say if we had any classes together. My apologies.

05/17/2018 - 8:50pm Hmm ... I don't think so ...

Hmm ... I don't think so ... Off the top of my head, I remember Eric S, Erik K, myself (Eric A), and I don't remember if Eric N was our year or not.

05/17/2018 - 8:06pm I'm another River Rat from

I'm another River Rat from '00. (Hi, I'm Eric)

04/22/2018 - 11:55am (No, not that Ty Conklin

(No, not that Ty Conklin ... )

04/07/2018 - 1:24pm The Orlando Sentinel does not

The Orlando Sentinel does not exactly stand out as a shining beacon of journalistic integrity.

04/03/2018 - 2:02pm I'm excited for the Frozen

I'm excited for the Frozen Four, I'm sure we'll see some good exciting hockey, but it's a tough road. We split the season series with Notre Dame 2-2, and 3 of the 4 were one goal games. Our team seems to be at the top of our game right now, bit in a single elimination tournament, anything can happen. Go Blue!

03/29/2018 - 10:08pm I'm not necessarily sure that

I'm not necessarily sure that ND would end up in the Wild locker room. They could, but it may depend on how many locker rooms the X has. If they have more than 5, then they may not use the Wild locker room, because even without it, they'd have enough for 4 teams + refs. Some arenas will use the primary tenant's locker room for other events, some won't.

03/29/2018 - 5:07pm ESPN grill at the wide world

ESPN grill at the wide world complex is only open during events at the complex, and there aren't really any evening events. Unless you want to go watch Disney employee rec league softball (not recommended)

ESPN Zone at the boardwalk is the best sports atmosphere. Some of the bars at Disney springs will probably have the games on.
The local UM alumni club location is Friendly Confines, on Edgewood in Orlando, but not really close to Disney.

03/25/2018 - 9:38pm For the most part, "OSU

For the most part, "OSU Hockey Fans" isn't really a thing that happens.

03/25/2018 - 6:42pm My trip to St Paul just got

My trip to St Paul just got more interesting :)

03/24/2018 - 11:44pm Congratulations gymnastics

Congratulations gymnastics team!

03/24/2018 - 7:50pm I was very impressed with the

I was very impressed with the way we played defense tonight.

03/11/2018 - 10:02am The OT goal went 5 hole, and

The OT goal went 5 hole, and Lavigne's stick wasn't down. It also looked like he may have slid a little too far to the right, so wasn't at a great angle. As you mentioned, it was an OMR shot from the slot, so not totally on him, but it looked like had he played it a bit differently, it wasn't going in.

03/10/2018 - 5:40pm Why is the game at Nationwide

Why is the game at Nationwide rather than at the Schott? OSU can't fill the Schott for a hockey game, how can they fill an NHL arena?

03/02/2018 - 8:37pm How about if they start

How about if they start actually calling Kickoff Offsides? You know, that rule that's already on the books that says that nobody can cross the yard line that the ball is being kicked from until after the ball is kicked?

The 40 second play clock after a kickoff won't do anything, because there'll still be a media timeout after the change of possession ... so still 3 minutes, plus the 40 second play clock.

02/26/2018 - 3:50pm Chad Kolarik was on the US

Chad Kolarik was on the US men's hockey team. Another former wolverine

02/05/2018 - 1:33pm I'll disagree with the

I'll disagree with the majority. I liked the first Tide ad, but after that, it just got old.


I also wasn't a fan of the Doritos/Mountain Dew ad. If you're going to use Morgan Freeman in a commercial and o only have 2 or 3 words in his own voice, you're doing it wrong.

01/15/2018 - 12:38pm Matt Hunwick plays for the

Matt Hunwick plays for the Penguins

01/14/2018 - 5:27pm Fixed your post

...and fuck the penguins, except Hagelin and Hunwick.

01/14/2018 - 10:13am "Aside from that, Mrs.

"Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"

01/12/2018 - 8:43am Who would have thought that a

Who would have thought that a goalie from UNH in the late 90s would get the "no, not that Ty Conklin" treatment?

01/11/2018 - 8:34pm I'd like to request the Mike

I'd like to request the Mike Legg goal. Or Brendan Morrison in the '96 championship game.

01/09/2018 - 8:20am Why should the NCAA care? The

Why should the NCAA care? The college football playoffs is not an NCAA sponsored tournament.

01/06/2018 - 7:57am I feel like you could

I feel like you could probably say that about every possible candidate for any coaching vacancy.

01/05/2018 - 4:38pm The official Michigan

The official Michigan football Facebook account just posted that he's been hired as part of the defensive staff, but didn't say which position group he will b be working with

01/05/2018 - 4:30pm I see a lot of folks

I see a lot of folks commenting that he's not a great OC hire. Has it been confirmed anywhere that he will be our OC? Just because that was his last position doesn't mean that he'll be doing the same thing. We are allowed a 10th assistant this season, so this could be filling that spot and there still could be a new, more exciting hire for the coordinator position. There could still be a large-scale shakeup of titles among the offensive staff.

12/28/2017 - 5:45pm Yet another reason to not own

Yet another reason to not own a cat

12/26/2017 - 2:59pm It's pretty cool. I'd love to

It's pretty cool. I'd love to see a "behind the scenes" to article on how it was all coordinated

12/26/2017 - 2:54pm That's awesome. Do you know

That's awesome. Do you know which regent?


I also looked at the site, and see Ian Bunting as one of the donors.

12/22/2017 - 11:17am Long weekend, and my boss

Long weekend, and my boss said if we finish all our work, we can leave early. Oh Happy day!

12/21/2017 - 8:38am I'm actually impressed that

I'm actually impressed that the Roomba can keep up with the Bernese. Based on the amount of hair my sister's Bernese sheds,I figured you'd have to stop to empty out the Roomba every 3 minutes or so.

12/09/2017 - 11:40am Dude, leave his girlfriend

Dude, leave his girlfriend out of this. She hasn't done anything to you, no need to insult her.

12/08/2017 - 2:03pm Matt Mann

Personally, when I hear the name Matt Mann, I tend to think of the pool that used to be where Cliff Keen arena now stands.

12/05/2017 - 6:51pm What about using something

What about using something like College Hockey's Pairwise Ranking system - Every team is compared to every other team in a matrix, using 3 factors: RPI ranking, head-to-head, and record against common opponents. It would need to be tweaked somewhat - with limited out of conference games, head-to-head and common opponent records would be 0-0 in a lot of cases.

USCHO has a great article explaining exactly how it's calculated here:

I'm also in favor of expanding the playoff to 8 teams, and getting rid of conference championship games, Jim Delaney, and the SEC.

11/24/2017 - 11:50pm I was at the Arkansas-Mizzou

I was at the Arkansas-Mizzou game today (wife is a UA alum, family still in the area). Nobody is very surprised by the firing, although it was a bit of a surprise that he wasn't even allowed to give his post game presser. My BIL says that a lot of folks think Gus Malzahn is the natural choice, he has ties to the state, and it would be a homecoming for him. I don't think he'll leave a top ten program at Auburn to take over at Arkansas, but maybe he wants a lower pressure job?


Whoever the next coach is, they've got a lot of rebuilding to do.

11/21/2017 - 6:14pm How do you earn helmet (roof)

How do you earn helmet (roof) stickers? Pancake a pedestrian? Outrun your mail man to the end zone (or end of the street)?

11/08/2017 - 9:07pm Refs +1 for the Higdon TD

Refs +1 for the Higdon TD run? If nothing else, for the sprinting FJ who very nearly kept up with Higdon.

11/05/2017 - 8:28am I'm not sure why that

I'm not sure why that hit wasn't reviewed for targeting. It looked like it was crown of the helmet to chin.


Oh wait. Big Ten refs are generally incompetent, that's why it wasn't reviewed.

10/15/2017 - 12:57pm Put Braylon, Jake Long, and

Put Braylon, Jake Long, and Mike Hart on this team and O'Korn probably looks a lot better than the O'Korn we saw yesterday.


QB is an important position, but they don't operate in a vacuum. You can make the most perfect throws in the world, and it doesn't mean anything if it clanks off your receiver's hands and isn't caught.


I realize our receivers are young, but I'm equally as concerned by their inability to hang onto catchable balls than I am by the QB issues.


As for "Why not start Peters? He has more upside!", well, possibly, but if he gets injured because our O-Line can't pass protect, then maybe having him not play this season, and wait until next year, when the O-Line is better, might have more long-term upside.

10/14/2017 - 7:33am You misspelled "awful". That

You misspelled "awful". That was painful to listen to.

10/13/2017 - 5:44pm On the point chat, should the

On the punt chart, should the first one be "O33" in the RLT column, rather than "M33"?

10/09/2017 - 7:53pm Because, as James Earl Jones

Because, as James Earl Jones says, "We are the best university in the world!"

09/14/2017 - 10:35pm Their field is the wrong

Their field is the wrong shade of blue to make our all Maize look good.

One of my friends was once talking about "Worst possible uniform" games, and came up with Oregon playing Bowling Green in whatever bowl they host (hosted?) in that stadium. His description was "It'd be like watching a rainbow vomit in your living room".  I think Michigan with the all Maize on that field might come close.