“I was obsessed with making it as a sports reporter,” Marchiano laughs, “and I’ve seen the sports scene change dramatically for women. When I started going into locker rooms in 1984, women being there was by no means a common thing and now it’s commonplace and accepted. Players attitudes toward women have changed.
Even after selling out the SkyDome for 1990’s Wrestlemania VI, Vince wasn’t teflon coated. His World Bodybuilding Federation (begun in January 1991 and closed down in July 1992) never really took off the way McMahon was hoping it would, despite almost non stop promotion on WWF telecasts. The WBF held two major events on pay per view (the first in June 1991 at the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City) before closing down, with McMahon and his company losing a reported 15 million dollars and introducing the world to ICOPRO and the WWF debut of Lex Luger.
Convincing your league purists that Head to Head is an inferior scoring methodology might be a tall order, but it usually only takes a couple of untimely losses to help sway an opinion. Anyone that has the second highest point total for the week but lost to the team that had the highest point total has undoubtedly shouted cries of me? to the heavens. The volume is much louder when the team that won has a much worse record that the team that lost.
“It was a play where I was coming off the edge, and I was thinking I was going to have to chase the run down from the backside,” Upshaw said at the postgame press conference. “I saw the ball on the ground. Tony was trying to get out of the way because I guess he thought I was going to dive for the ball.
But I think it is going to force our players to be even more excited about the first game, and force them to be even more prepared, and even as coaches. There will be no chance of any complacency. Where people are placing us in the ranks goes right now, as far as people’s opinion of us, I don’t think we’re going to be a complacent football team..
Isn as much (research) as many physicians including myself like to see, she notes. Like to see bigger, more robust trials over a longer period time with longer followup. But certainly the initial research is solid, and shows good results for those of us who don mind being on the cutting edge..
Continue to bad mouth RR though. Disregard everything he accomplished as a coach and turn a blind eye to the fact that he was the guy coaches like Urban Meyer sought out for advice on how to make their spread more like his. RR will win a national championship before Michigan does.