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I received an email overnight that brightened my Monday:

The Vince Flynn Estate, along with Emily Bestler, Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief of Emily Bestler Books are excited to announce the decision to continue the Mitch Rapp series.
Bestler, who was Vince Flynn's only editor throughout his entire career and whose imprint is a division of Simon & Schuster's Atria Books, signed a three book deal with 47-year-old New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills.
Mills was first published in 1997 and has penned 13 thrillers, most notably Fade and The Ares Decision.
Mills will complete The Survivor, the book Flynn was writing at the time of his death on June 19, 2013, and then write two additional Mitch Rapp novels. The Survivor is tentatively scheduled to release in the fall of 2015.

Not of any football impact (as of today, anyway) but interesting to see that UWS exited for WIAC for the UMAC....

Curious to see if CSS will try again for the MIAC...

a MOST interesting development in the WIAC.....will Norbert's try to join the WIAC?  I honestly dont see CSS getting in the MIAC unless Mac (and maybe 2 others that have been rumored leaving in the recent past ) leave the fold. But I dont see anyone leaving the MIAC, but maybe Im delusional on that  :)

I gotta say, this makes me pretty disappointed with Ramler. There was a lot of disruption and I'm sure personal emotional pain last year when Fasching upset the order like he did.  And now we find ourselves right back in the old order.  I've seen the scenario play out before in business. I'm hoping this one is running to a different play book.
how is it Rambler's fault that Jimmy-boy is back in  charge? He didnt promote him, he only took an opportunity he thought was good for him.

That slurping sound you heard was the collective salivating of all MIAC defensive coordinators upon hearing that Jimmyboy is back  :)

West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:22:05 pm »
Our 2014 rankings are now available to the public and do not require an account. This is the most comprehensive list of commits out there.

There must be some mistake, Kilroy--- I don't see anyone committed to Macalester  ;)

nice, thorough list!

Todd Hoffner just announced he's returning to the Mankato job, after arbitrator ruled he should not have been fired. Minot State had hired him.

MSU-Mankato (plain ole Mankato State is fine with me) has a bit of a problem on its hands-- they have to bring Hoffner back if he wants the job back, he wants it.... BUT the players don't want him back

Are we revisiting a modified, tamer version of the 60s? "riots" on campus and now a "student protest"... what next-- a "like-in"?

Second: Juberian did this after a Minnesota school he doesn't attend lost. What the hell would he do if Augsburg won the Stagg? Minneapolis would look like Metropolis after Zod and Superman went at it in Man of Steel.

Ha!  Talk about coincidence.  The wife is showing our girls movies that she loved as a kid.  I recently watched Superman but refused to watch Superman II.  My time was much better spent searching YouTube for clips like this:
now THAT looks like FUN!!!

Great fishing story from SJU…good thing the passengers on the boat weren't foolish and wore their life jackets.
cute... worthy of a chuckle

RE: Ramler--- good news for CSS, although I've heard from a few sources that Ramler irritated parents/players @ Carleton, a contingent of whom were happy to see him gone (that said, can anyone name a single coach who hasn't drawn the ire of a portion of the players/parents over his/her coaching tenure? I can't). Definitely a good move for Kurt and for CSS.

Next step for SJU-- promoting Jimmy to OC....groom him to take over as HC....sounds good to me  :D

RE: CSS in the MIAC--  they had applied for membership about 15 years ago and it was voted down primarily because enough MIAC members felt the conference would be too large with a 14th member  (13 women's programs & 12 men's). Former Commish Carlyle Carter was a staunch supporter, wanting to return the MIAC footprint to Duluth and encompass the entire state, but the effort failed.  From all I've heard, CSS is happy being one of the big boys in the UMAC and it (& NWU, which had explored joining the MIAC in the 80s/90s) have no desire to join the MIAC at this time.

Holy s**t, Batman.  I've spent a Sunday in computer virus hell.  And it turns out I wasn't infected but my ISP's DNS server was.  Long story short: study the web and learn how to set up your home network to use Norton ConnectSafe, a free DNS service that protects you from phishing (the virus hell I had today) among other things. It can also provide porn filtering and even stricter filters if you like. It can protect your home network so all devices using it are protected. Also if your kid has a mobile device you can set it up there. Very handy.

EDIT: Mrs Oz half accuses me of getting the ISP infected on purpose so I could avoid assembling the kit shed we bought.  She laughed when she said it but I suspect she really meant it deep down.
I assume this filter weeds out bad stuff that isn't very believable and only allows top quality porn to flow through, right?  :D

West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:40:36 am »
It's getting really tiresome hearing about all of the recruiting we do at Hopkins.   Kenny Novak is a really good basketball coach and kids want to play for a winning program.  They come on their own.  Ever heard of Riley Dearring?  Played at Hopkins in 9th grade, then left for De La Salle and finished at Minnetonka.  Three high schools in four years…pretty impressive.  In addition to losing basketball players to other school Hopkins has lost a number of  football players to the likes of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka over the years.  I'm told that one year about 11 or 12 "Hopkins" kids were playing the state hockey tournament even though our own team barely won a game that season. 

Kenny is in favor of a shot clock…truth is it would benefit his team.  Imagine if Hopkins and Shakopee had played the entire game with a shot clock.  I don't think Shakopee could have controlled the tempo as well as they did. 
Imagine if they would add a shot clock and eliminate zone defense? 
Better yet….no shot clock, allow zones but require defenses to come out an guard w/ in six feet if they score is tied or they are behind?
omg.....I swore this day would never come....but I agree with faunch. this should make Sports Illustrated's Sign of the Apocalypse! :D

With a shot clock, Shakopee had no chance vs HHS. However, over the course of Saturday's championship game, I became a HUGE fan of JP Macura....the kid is so good its frightening. IF HHS recruited, they woulda landed him  :)

West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:07:26 pm »
ROR- Erv coached Park Christian, Class 1A

Drake- Where would you like me to leave a prepaid dining card for that chicken dinner?

West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:56:59 am »
Anyone with thoughts on the Hopkins/Shakopee game last night?

I've read/heard a lot of people ripping Novak for the way the Royals refused to attack the zone.... it was rather boring for fans (OK, that's an understatement) but is the object to win the game or provide enjoyment to the fans?  Shakopee's zone was extremely effective, and Hopkins was having a lot of trouble with it all night. Why not sit on the ball till you take the final shot or get the defense to come out at you?  No one is faulting Shakopee for refusing to budge from its zone (nor am was higly effective and as their coach was quoted "we played it all night. why should we play man to man for the last minute?") The zone contributed as much to the "boring" game as Hopkins' refusal to attack it.  Suddenly there is a clamor for a shot clock in HS (which isnt a bad idea) but why is there no clamor saying outlaw zones (like the NBA)? Then again, I'm old school enough to enjoy a well-executed 4-corners as done by El Deano at UNC for years and years...and an opponent of a badly run one, ala the Feeley era Tommies

Also, talk about an exiciting 1A game--- Fon du Lac &Canby put on a classic....not to mention the battle between Lakeville North & Cretin (aka UST's pre-JV) and it coming down to an all-ice in veins three by Macura

But perhaps the highlight of the day to me was seeing Erv Inniger back in the coaching box. He ha such a nice run @ Augsburg and then at NDSU. Esily one of the most basketball savvy coaches to ever grace the MIAC

naw, thats not it Duff.... Kupchella is allegedly a journalist and should find a way to get hsi facts right  :)  Nedxt thing ya know he will be claiming Gags coached in the big know, at THE St. John's University


If I was a Tommie I don't think I could look myself in the mirror either!    ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D
i dunno, Faunchie....if you looked like her, I'D give you a look ;D

Although Kupchella has me confused...why is he posting a story about a student at a college in Texas? (St. Thomas University is in Houston, the University of St. Thomas is local)

West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:55:31 pm »
a little slow in getting online here, had a social obligation after the game. I tip my hat to the oles--- they played brilliant basketball, had a great game plan and executed it precisely.  I saw many similarities between them and the 2008-09 UST team (Viau & McCoy's senior year). Scrappy, smothering defense, nice balance on offense. Their defensive play was the key, and it was suffocating. Congrats to the Oles and Koz on a well-deserved playoff crown-- rep the MIAC well in the NCAAs, going as deep as possible.

Here's hoping UST gets a Pool C bid.

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