So no, Berkeley hasn't exactly been a football factory the last
half-century. But that hasn't hurt the self-esteem at Cal, where the
university is asking fans to pay $225,000 -- yes, $225,000! -- for
personal seat licenses.
...Across the bay, Stanford ticket director Rich Muschell couldn't help
but take a shot at his school's archrival. "They're asking $225,000?"
he told the Chronicle. "And they give us crap for being elitists."
If you've never been to the Lake Superior area, you should take a trip there sometime in the summer. I've never been to the south shore, the drive up the north shore from Duluth up into Canada presents some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen.
Early commitments in college football are non-binding and always have to be taken with a grain of salt. 16-18 year old boys can and will change their minds all the time. While I have no data at my hand, my impression is that most kids who commit early stay with that commitment. But others, such as Missouri's Blaine Gabbert, who originally signed with Nebraska but later switched to Mizzou, illustrate that commitments can be broken.
What is to prevent a high school star from accepting even a nonbinding
college offer and then, as a form of insurance against injury, passing
up his senior season of prep ball while concentrating on private
coaching in preparation for college ball?
That already is happening in other sports (Jeremy Tyler in basketball and Bryce Harper in baseball), although those are examples of kids opting out of high school to get ready for the pros. Here we are talking about a kid getting ready for college ball, where there are academic requirements already in place for incoming players. If the kid (and his family) feels that private coaching is the best way to go, is it the NCAA's duty to force kids to finish high school per-se even if he can get all his ducks in order in some other manner (i.e. get a GED)?
It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the
tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the
metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but
later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two
different types of cassette.
We weren't sophisticated like that back in the old days. When I was young, we had to walk to school, uphill both ways, and we could only put approximately 2 full albums on a tape. Egads! But give the kids some credit: he figured out how to make it shuffle:
Another notable feature that the iPod has and the Walkman doesn't is
"shuffle", where the player selects random tracks to play. Its a
function that, on the face of it, the Walkman lacks. But I managed to
create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down "rewind" and
releasing it randomly - effective, if a little laboured.
HT Instapundit. I can't remember if I had a first-generation Walkman, but I remember getting one for Christmas way back in the day. I fondly remember listening to Loverboy's Everybody's Working for the Weekend. But don't tell anyone about the Loverboy. It's our little secret.
Insurance companies typically do not pay for drugs that are part of
a not-quite-finished scientific process. But even affluent families
like the Thompsons find themselves pleading simply for the right to buy
a drug, with institutions and individuals that often seem to them to
have no logic — and sometimes no heart.
Doctors worry about
instilling false hope and doing unnecessary harm. Companies fear
damaging a drug’s chance of winning approval from the Food and Drug Administration
if a patient suffers a bad reaction. The F.D.A. itself does not want
patients to bypass clinical trials, which require that some
participants receive a placebo to determine reliably whether a drug
But the Tigers’ recent success is proving to be the gift that keeps on
giving. In a less prestigious poll, the streak endures. According to
odds set last week by BetUS.com, an online gambling site, MU is No. 21
among schools most likely to be the next caught having committted an
NCAA violation. The opening line is 18-1.
In an effort to keep the sport’s top athletes from jumping to
potentially lucrative MMA (mixed martial arts - Phil) careers after a disappointing three-medal
haul in Beijing, wrestlers in 2012 will receive $250,000 for gold,
$50,000 for silver and $25,000 for bronze. The payout also increased
for world championships medals, with prizes of $50,000, $25,000 and
Trev Alberts made his name terrorizing opposing quarterbacks while a defensive end of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Now he's going to be leading the University of Nebraska-Omaha's athletic department. I can't vouch for his ability to run an athletic department, but no doubt a major reason for his hire is his name.
I realize I'm about 2 months late on blogging about his return to one of my alma-maters, but better late than never, I guess.