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by Derek
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Day 3
Replies: 33
Views: 3670

Re: Day 3

How about that bath Ellis took this morning? 1:56.04. It was exactly slow enough to realize that he was putting NO effort into it, yet fast enough to scare the shit outta anybody ahead of him. Any predictions for tonight?
by Derek
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Day Two
Replies: 53
Views: 5697

Re: Day Two

I think you look at it as how do I get the most guys to the nat meet. I know people get excited about winning the conf meet, but I think there is a bigger picture. I was never a good swimmer, so finally winning a league championship as a team was a highlight of my college career. Obviously the bigg...
by Derek
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Day Two
Replies: 53
Views: 5697

Re: Day Two

I'd expect some huge swims out of manning and gailey, although the same should be said for the hope guys in general, especially nelis. i'm thinking that the pressure on manning and gailey will propel them to make some significant drops. even though hope has the faster add up coming in, it is ours to...
by Derek
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Day Two
Replies: 53
Views: 5697

Re: Day Two

What are roster sizes? Some quick numbers: Assuming 17 swimmers and 3 divers, 3 events per swimmer and 2 events per diver: 17 swimmers x 3 swims each = 51 swims per team 3 divers x 2 dives each = 6 dives per team 6 teams (men), women of course fare better with more teams: 6 teams x 51 swims = 306 sw...
by Derek
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: A few observations
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: A few observations

DonCheadle wrote:Finally there will be a surprise in the 100 back. I won't tell you what it is now, don't want to ruin the surprise...
Ellis will rebreak his national record?
by Derek
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: National Championships
Topic: relays - who gets in
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: relays - who gets in

Does anybody think Kalamazoo will get in with 1:20.7?

Sorry, I'm just giddy...
by Derek
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Live Results
Replies: 87
Views: 8636

Re: Live Results

holy crap. that is so freaking fast
by Derek
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: National Championships
Topic: Too many A cuts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3815

Re: Too many A cuts?

babwik wrote:
SkipBrainless wrote:SO far there are 18 A cuts in the 50 and about 10-12 for many other events
The A cuts listed on this site are incorrect. The actual A cut in the 50 is 20.52
It's correct for 2008... :cry:
by Derek
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conference Meets
Replies: 65
Views: 10333

Re: Conference Meets

2. They always step up in the spring. When did March become spring? Maybe for you east coast boys but I can assure you Minnesota will not feel "spring-like" come next month. Alaska never feels like Spring. Technically speaking, March 20 is the first day of spring. It's February in Atlanta, so there...
by Derek
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: 2009 MVP
Replies: 60
Views: 7672

Re: 2009 MVP

Martha wrote:Maybe I would have gotten that if I watched more dumb movies.

Evidently your not a racist derek, but your still a prick for correcting other peoples's grammer.
Dear Martha,

You're still a prick for hiding behind a woman to throw insults.

Derek
by Derek
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: 2009 MVP
Replies: 60
Views: 7672

Re: 2009 MVP

silentp wrote:Derek and the dutchman, Manning won't be competition in the 200 IM?
Good catch. In my haste to make another point, I overlooked that statement. Obviously the 200IM is not a lock for Nelis, just to pile on that he has an outside shot for MVP, and is not a main contender.
by Derek
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: 2009 MVP
Replies: 60
Views: 7672

Re: 2009 MVP

I don't get the argument the Nelis has a hard time repeating as MVP. He has not gotten increased competition from last year in his events so should be favored in his 3 events. Also, if he shows solid improvement as well as wearing the suit he could be looking at those fly records which are the olde...
by Derek
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phelps Trouble?
Replies: 49
Views: 7109

Re: Phelps Trouble?

I found this interesting, especially his assessment of Phelps (in bold): Ta-Nehisi Coates and Andrew Sullivan shed tears for Michael Phelps. Andrew writes: this absurd ritual takes place in which Phelps has to pretend he did something dreadful and we all have to tut-tut and frown and furrow our brow...
by Derek
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proposal - D3 Swimming.com Hall of Fame
Replies: 39
Views: 5315

Re: Proposal - D3 Swimming.com Hall of Fame

Mac of the MIAC wrote:I'd have to agree with Don, if d3 came into existence in 1974, then the d3swimming.com hall of fame should start with that year.
Agreed.
by Derek
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phelps Trouble?
Replies: 49
Views: 7109

Re: Phelps Trouble?

How great that the AP writers were able to compare Michael Phelps smoking pot to Kobe Bryant being charged with rape.