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Didnt the Big 12 pass on Ville last year?
That is what you remember of the 80's? That was still part of the Big 2 Little 8 era. I am ok with going back to that also.
Agree. MD and RU are not about football, well not MD and RU football anyway. They are about expanding BTN's footprint and extending our existing brands (UM, PSU, OSU, UNL) deep into the heart of ACC and BE territory. Throw in some very good basketball and lax content for BTN and it's a very solid move.
......Is the Lax thing a bit, or do you really really like lacrosse?
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I also remember Wisconsin being the doormats of the conference. That's right, they stunk.
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No more than we passed on MD. They took TCU and WVU instead, but L-ville was rumored to be next on their list at the time. I think the B12 has to be getting nervous. They are trying to play the game right at the edge like the BE and ACC did. A 10-team league dominated by one school (UT) is too high risk. If UT leaves or is even down for an extended period, the conference can quickly turn to crap. Also, they are still falling further and further behind the B10, SEC and P12 in revenues. They need to grab a couple more schools with decent TV markets and launch a network. UT is not going to look out for anyone but itself.
That was when mSu bested Indiana for the Big 10 title and a trip to Pasadena. Those were the good old days, eh Steve?
It's ok, I'm not in love with it. But it's a growing sport and just like hockey is perfect content for BTN. Delany sees in lax the same things that Brandon saw when he elevated UM's lax to D-1 ... a growing sport with good economics. The B10 has three men's lax teams right now and MD will be #4. NW has a great women's program too. If we add RU tomorrow and any one of SYR/UVA/UNC, we will have enough schools to launch a very good B10 lax league.
I also remember ten years ago when MSU was the doormat of the conference. Some things never change.
Stealing Sparty's recruits and owning them on the field since 1898
Might Michigan about to go 8-4. Watch out!
For us that was definitely a great period towards the end of the 80's. You had to of loved beating USC in the Rosebowl the year after.
Weren't you correcting people on their grammar a couple days ago?
They don't teach that at Baker, er mSu
Didn't hit the "y" key all the way, I suppose.
I don't get the Baker reference. You'll have to clarify.
I think your hands slipped from the 9 and 3 buttons on your keyboard.
Hi Brady Hoke.
We also played the # 1, # 2, #4, and # 17 teams in the country all away from AA. A 9-3 year with that scedule is pretty impressive.
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There was once a time when you were one of those teams. Now you are just like the rest of us. You're trying to get back to the point where you were once great. Sucks. Amiright?
Has Sparty ever been great in your lifetime?
Probably the greatest college football has ever seen. So, yes.
10-2 and now probably 9-3 with one of CFB's hardest schedules and Hoke is doing it with RR recruits.
RR recruits like... Michigan's all time yard leader, or the #2 OT in the country?
I was a little kid for the Rose Bowl years. Are the Rose Bowl years great?
I'd be shocked if UM beat OSU. They are one of the top teams in the country. They're up there with Alabama. I think they run you off the field. They hype isn't there because of the sanctions and it's clouding your judgment. You may hate OSU (I don't like them either) but they have improved throughout the year and BM is for real.
You've been alive for one Rose Bowl appearance for Sparty. For someone handing all sorts of grammatical help you think you could at least identify plural or singular.
Harry, is this serious? No way OSU could beat any of the top 6 BCS teams. Michigan can win. It'll be tough, but they definitely will be in it.
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