Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Night Dessert: Big Ten Division NameFail Heading for Reversal

Chalk another one for the Big Ten and Jim Delaney for recognizing that the "Legends and Leaders" division titles met with nearly universal disdain ("90%") and making it clear that unless fan opinion mellows out down the line, the Big Ten will readdress the names. One of my philosophies of life is that people aren't defined so much by their mistakes as much as how they react to their mistakes.  We all make mistakes (some more than others), so admit to them and try to make things right in the end.  That's true leadership.

Steve Pederson's latest search for a football coach certainly went faster than his last one, but the initial reaction to Pederson's search is pretty low. Pitt blog "Cardiac Hill" summarized his immediate reaction to Michael Hayward in one word:
"Ugh."'s Brian Bennett notes Hayward's 10-15 record in two seasons at Miami of Ohio, and points out that most folks are underwhelmed. The Redhawks did win the MAC this season after a horrible 2009 season, but that's it for Hayward. Prior to Miami, Hayward was offensive coordinator for Notre Dame, though Charlie Weis took over playcalling duties in Hayward's final season in South Bend. Sounds like Stevie P still has that magic Pedeyshine touch.

UNO hockey managed to pull off a split against Colorado College this weekend with a 3-0 victory tonight after taking penalty after penalty last night in a 5-2 loss.  A road split was what I was hoping for this weekend; CC has been playing well as of late, rising to #20 in the polls. Now the Mavs get a holiday break, and hopefully making a big push in the second half of the season.

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