| Olympics Board|| What does everyone consider to be the medal count race - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 2:42 pm|
I've seen it done 3 different ways:
1. Total Medals. The US leads there with 23 to 22 for the Russians and the Dutch, 20 for the Norwegians, The Canadians with 18 and the Germans 15.
2. Total Gold Medals. Norway has 9, Germany has 8, we have 7, the Russians, the Dutch, and the Swiss have 6, ...
| Olympics Board|| US-Canada 2010 - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 1:37 pm|
Just to remind everyone how 2010 developed:
In the prelims, Canada stomped Norway, but it took a shootout to beat the Swiss, and lost to us. We also dominated Norway and took a comfy 3-1 win over the Swiss.
In the medal round, each side had a close win and a blowout prior to the Gold Medal Ma...
| Olympics Board|| Big Ice vs. NHL Ice - sbrian3915 on 2/11/14 at 11:23 pm|
For whatever its worth:
I've heard the different explanations that players give on the differences between the 200x100 Olympic ice and the 200x85 North American Ice. I've never heard a good one that I fully understood.
Then, I played EA Sports NHL 14. If you play using one of the Euro League...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Baseball involved in some good things this weekend. - sbrian3915 on 2/11/14 at 3:55 pm|
Good article about this weekend's baseball....
| SEC Rant|| SI: SEC teams to use Sam as a recruiting negative - sbrian3915 on 2/11/14 at 2:41 pm|
This story makes zero sense. I'm sure you can find some bass-ackwad assisstants who think this will happen because they are bass ackwards themselves, but seriously, can you imagine Saba...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Seismologists at Saints/Seahawks game - sbrian3915 on 1/9/14 at 3:53 pm|
I'm beginning to notice that the Seattle fans cannot come up with anything original.
First, the 12th man concept was stolen from Texas A&M, where it dates back to the 1920s.
| Tiger Rant|| Dennis Dodd's 2014 Top 25 Leaves Out LSU - sbrian3915 on 1/8/14 at 12:49 pm|
Not in the top 25 at all?
Sorry if germans. ...
| SEC Rant|| Old versus New - sbrian3915 on 1/2/14 at 8:21 am|
This is the start of a new round of complaining from sportswriters that we will be hearing over the next few years. One version will be when they realize t...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Shapiro and Dimino back on the air - sbrian3915 on 12/19/13 at 10:35 am|
Sorry if germans. Didn't see this anywhere....
| Coaching Changes|| Awful Announcing on the Saban-to-Texas debacle - sbrian3915 on 12/18/13 at 9:18 am|
This is a good analysis of the news cycle that caused the Saban to Texas rumor mongering.
The basic point is that the reporting of Saban to Texas came from journalists who you would not expec...
| Coaching Changes|| Gregg Doyel: Texas is a mess - sbrian3915 on 12/11/13 at 4:30 pm|
I don't always like Doyel, but this is a pretty good look at the comedy that is Texas Longhorns football right now.
I just do not see Nick Saban purposely getting ...
| Coaching Changes|| Saban leaving LSU vs Saban leaving Bama (Maybe) - sbrian3915 on 12/11/13 at 4:25 pm|
Sorry if this point is Germans....
If the Iron Bowl is his last game at bama, he lost on a freak play caused primarily by poor coaching.
His last game at LSU was lost on a freak play caused primarily by poor coaching....
| Coaching Changes|| The Texas mentality - sbrian3915 on 12/11/13 at 8:00 am|
I think a lot of you people are being trapped by a phenomena that frankly none of us in the SEC other than the Texas A&M fans have ever had to deal with. That is the mentality of the people who are the University of Texas.
It can be summed up in one small statement:
"We are Texas, you are not...
| SEC Rant|| Auburn, Mizzou, and the rest of the NC contenders - sbrian3915 on 12/3/13 at 12:50 pm|
This is a totally unscientific way to look a things, but I have noticed that more often than not, the true NC contenders sperate themselves from the other schools with similar records with the number of blowouts. Another thing NC teams do is blow out other good teams, rather than just blow out the ...
| Tiger Rant|| Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen to call LSU/MSU game - sbrian3915 on 10/4/13 at 7:34 am|
The CFB announcer assignments are below the NFL game maps.
Strange things tend to happen when Tessitore calls a game.
Awful analysis happens when Millen calls a game.
| SEC Rant|| Tony Barnhart on Saban to Texas (and other stuff) - sbrian3915 on 9/25/13 at 8:21 am|
Here is the quote that caught my attention:
"Texas is a great job. It's a top-five job. Maybe a top-three job. But it's not a better job than Alabama. Sab...
| SEC Rant|| Predict ESPN Gameday location - sbrian3915 on 9/23/13 at 2:37 pm|
Before the season, I started a "predict Gameday location" thread. Now that we are about a month into the season, we have a better idea of who is good, who is not, and where ESPN will go in the coming weeks.
October 5: There are 2 games this week between currently ranked opponents: Washington ...
| Tiger Rant|| Have I missed something? - sbrian3915 on 9/23/13 at 9:37 am|
Just in the last 5 pages of the Rant, I have seen threads that have said:
The crowd is awful.
The stadium is awful.
The ticket prices (and the TAF) are awful.
The band is awful.
The run defense is awful.
The downfield passing game is awful.
Haven't seen it, but I'm sure somewhere there is a...
| SEC Rant|| OK...you national media types win - sbrian3915 on 9/19/13 at 8:07 am|
We, the SEC fans will take and own that Tennessee loss at Oregon. We will own a rebuilding awful Vols squad losing big to a top 5 NC contending Oregon squad. We will take that.
The Pac 12 needs to then own the Oregon State loss to Eastern Washington.
Tennessee lost to a top 5 FBS t...
| SEC Rant|| I see a lot of Drew Brees in Manziel - sbrian3915 on 9/16/13 at 7:53 am|
Not in specific style, because Brees is a refined veteran passer and Manziel is a work in progress as a combo passer/scrambler. But, in the way they handle pressure.
They are both short and shorter than their official bio says. Because of this, the Saints put a lot of money into their guards. T...
| SEC Rant|| Which situation is more stressful for the fans and the program? - sbrian3915 on 9/12/13 at 7:44 am|
We have 2 competing "wrongdoing" stories out there in the press.
For starters, I believe the Yahoo report was specifically timed to release right in the middle of thsi big SI report. Yahoo loves to show up its print competitors, and i think it is obvious that the Yahoo story is much more profe...
| SEC Rant|| What I learned (or didn't learn) this weekend for several SEC teams - sbrian3915 on 9/3/13 at 7:32 am|
1. Georgia: Learned very little I think. They lost by a FG to a tough opponent in a hostile environment in a game that was always going to be a toss up. Both teams gave the other side chances to win. Yes, UGA lost, but it was not a choke job. I think Georgia will be just fine.
2. Alabama: Le...
| Tiger Rant|| B1G Officials - sbrian3915 on 9/1/13 at 11:51 am|
The Big Ten crew was awful, and I do not mean the gaffe before halftime. There were 2 blatant non calls on defensive PI in the endzone that helped lead to the first 2 field goals. Even on the last Landry TD, he was being held. ...
| SEC Rant|| Three things confirmed after the fallout of the JFF mess - sbrian3915 on 8/29/13 at 8:27 am|
There are three things we already knew to be true that have been one again confirmed by the JFF non-scandal:
1. Sportswriters are selfrighteous sanctimonious grandstanding pieces of garbage. Examples: http://www.cbssports.com/general/writer/gregg-doyel/23367123/manziel-has-texas-am-ncaa-running...
| SEC Rant|| A&M Receiver claims to have been offered cash by other schools - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 4:40 pm|
Something about this makes no sense.
If a school is going to pay a kid $300,000, then why would they need to also provide a $1,000 a week stipend for ...
| SEC Rant|| Biggest Question for each SEC team (in my opinion) - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 2:07 pm|
Alabama: Can they get into the BCSCG through the front door? They have taken the "lucky loser" route the past 2 seasons, can they afford to risk that again?
Arkansas: Can Bret Bielema perform better at Arkansas than he did as Wisconsin? His Wisconsin teams were good, not great. Good c...
| SEC Rant|| Gene Wojo: 100 Things to love about College Football - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 7:15 am|
Lots of SEC things in this column.
What I love about it most is that Wojo includes a lot of things that a bunch of self-righteous non-fan snooty media types complain about as some of the thin...
| SEC Rant|| Urban Campus or College Town? - sbrian3915 on 8/23/13 at 7:33 am|
For those of you who are frequent travellers to road games, which would you say is a better experience overall, taking into account the atmosphere of the game as well as the logistics (travel/lodging/etc) of going to the game: schools in college towns or schools in cities?...
| SEC Rant|| Tiers of Rivalries - sbrian3915 on 8/16/13 at 9:32 am|
We've been discussing rivalries lately. The fact is there are tons of great rivalries, both here and in other leagues that just do not get national play for whatever reason. Sometimes its because 1 side of said rivalry has sucked. Sometimes it's just because not enough goes into marketing it to t...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Power Outage by the Superdome - sbrian3915 on 8/9/13 at 11:39 am|
Not what we need today.
A co-worker of mine's daughter works in the Entergy Building by the Dome, and that building is in an outage, and they have been told that it won't be fixed until at least 5:30. They think the Dome is in the outage.