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Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
The Big Ten is measuring support for a proposal that would give baseball teams the option of playing non-conference games in the fall that would count toward determining the NCAA tournament field the following spring. Big Ten coaches voted to continue studying the possibility, and deputy commissioner Brad Traviolia said Monday the conference is in the process of explaining the concept to coaches across the country.
"...the conference is in the process of explaining the concept to coaches across the country."
That's gonna be a tough sell. But I'll be OK with it as soon as Erstad is OK with it.
I'm not a fan of fall baseball. What I'd like to see is the start of the season pushed back to allow schools that are impacted by weather have a reasonably chance to be competitive. It's a disadvantage being a northern school when it comes to baseball. Indoor practice facilities help, but there's nothing like playing outfield under blue skies.
. The big ten leadership are being Idiotic. then should we move football to summer so kids only have to play in warm temps. the big ten is just embarrasing themselves again. life isnt fair. maybe if the big ten actually cared about baseball they could support there teams. Im so tired of the Big Ten constantly trying to play the victim card. I grew up playing baseball in the snow most years. I remember playing when it was 38 degrees and raining, i couldnt feel my feet after a while, but I was used to it and I still loved it. Grab your sack and man up IMO.
This post was edited by Husker Josh 13 months ago
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL= Great Players, Great Coaches, AMAZING PEOPLE
This is idiotic and stupid. Delaney needs to learn when to stop and shut up. The B1G doesn't care about baseball anyway. It's cash cow is football and some basketball. If they go off on their own with some dumb plan i hope NU bails out where baseball is concerned. Don't mess with tradition....
I don't think they're idiots. But dunderheads and fools sounds about right.
Like you say, support the teams, promote the sport and go all in for it. There is baseball talent in every corner of this country. Develop it and build your teams up.
Early season can be difficult for northern teams, but if they build and develop they can be playing pretty good by mid season and winning at late season. That's when it really counts so why not just go for it?
Support the teams, promote the sport and go big. As in GO B1G!
Erstad isn't OK with it. Not even close.
This issue came up what a little over a year ago or so and Erstads response was not flattering toward the dunderheads (did ya catch that one k9) in the commisioners office. I hope they drop this idea once and for all. .
Oh yeah, I know that. That's why I said it that way.
Loved your term dunderhead. Is that German?
Idiots? I hope youre referring to the B1G leadership. I treat others with respect even if I don't agree with. If you're going down that road with me I don't appreciate.
The early season challenges are exactly what I was referring to. I'm not saying start the season in April like MLB, but push back from the gates a little bit. Is the B1G tighter than the Big 12 on the number of days players can be out of class?
Yeah, I follow you. Just a two week delay would be helpful and a one month push back would pretty much even things up. I don't see it happening, though. I mean, too many southern and western schools simply won't hear of it.
The thing is, I don't think it's needed. If a team is winning in April, May and June, They could end up winning the CWS. The B1G should just get on board and start winning.
I don't know the answer to you question. And, no way, was Husker Josh calling you an idiot. He was referring to B1G officials advocating fall ball.
Yeah, pretty sure he was referring to the Big Ten.
I looked it up. Definitely been around. Scottish word from a Norse word which was from a German word.
The origin of the “dunder” in “dunderhead,” which first appeared in print (as far as we know) in 1630 (meaning, as the OED delightfully puts it, “a ponderously stupid person”) is, strictly speaking, uncertain. But the most likely source is the Scots verb “dunner,” meaning “to resound with a loud and reverberating noise,” especially “to fall with a loud sound.” This “dunner,” in turn, has been traced to the Old Norse “duna,” meaning “to thunder,” which in turn goes back to the Germanic root “dun,” which also gave us our English “din” for a loud noise.__TheWordDetective
Or maybe it's just Dutch.
a dunce; blockhead; numbskull.
1615–25; apparently < Dutch dunder ( kop ) numbskull ( dunder thunder + kop head) + head
I like it!!!!...
I was definitely referring to the big ten leadership, your post wasnt on there yet when i started to write mine on my phone while i was at the store. took me a while to write my post. sorry for the confusion there.
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