Brodeur back to defend High Mountain 10K title

first_imgLast year’s men’s 10K winner, Andrew Brodeur, is back to defend his title in today’s 2015 High Mountain Coffee 10K in Williamsfield, Manchester.Danielle Tauro, the 2015 women’s champion, will be absent but another massive turnout from both local and overseas participants is anticipated again this year.Brodeur, from the Shore Athletic Club in New Jersey, United States, won last year’s 10K race in 31:38. The Duke University student was virtually unchallenged after the 3K mark as he romped to the title.With the inclusion of the 5K Walk, 5K Run and wheelchair race this year, the day’s activities will begin at 2 p.m. The main event, the 10K race, is set to start at 3:30 p.m.The High Mountain Coffee road race started in 1983 and is the island’s longest-running road race. It is also the foundation of many of the nation’s top past distant runners, including Mardrea Hyman, Kemoy Campbell and Natoya Goule.Meet chairman John Minott says the event continues to be a landmark in Jamaica’s road racing.”This is a wonderful event that we are extremely proud of. We have seen it grow in excitement and the involvement of not just participants but the Jamaican public on a whole. The race has contributed to the development of many Jamaican distant runners, through their participation from schools they attended, and a number of them have gone on to carve out running careers overseas,” he noted.More than $300,000 are up for grabs in cash and prizes. Adults will pay an entrance fee of $1,000 for all events. There is no fee for children.Knutsford Express has arranged a special fare for persons living in Kingston who wish to view or compete in the event. Same-day return is $2,900 while same-day one-way is $1,800.Proceeds from the race will go to the Mandeville Regional Hospital’s renal unit for the fourth straight year.last_img read more

‘The people of the Milford electoral area will be my judge on May 24th’ – Cllr O’Donnell

first_imgEmbattled county councillor John O’Donnell has said he has no intention of resigning and says the electorate of the Milford area will be his judges on local election day on May 24th next.The controversial councillor issued a statement in which he said he was disappointed with the Standards in Public Office Commission’s investigation into an RTE Primetime programme.In the programme, RTE sent an undercover reporter to approach Cllr O’Donnell for support for a bogus windfarm proposal. SIPO claims that Cllr O’Donnell acted incorrectly in his dealings with the bogus businesswoman.Some local councillors have said that Councillor O’Donnell has no option but to resign.However, Cllr O’Donnell stressed that there is no evidence that he sought money in return for lobbying for the bogus windfarm company.He stated “Following the report of the SIPO Commission investigation into my participation in the RTE Primetime Report of December 7th 2015 I wish to express my disappointment with the findings. “SIPO has concluded that I acted incorrectly on a number of counts with regard to the ethics of local government legislation.“I have already apologised for my behaviour in a letter to the Secretary of Donegal County Council on December 9th 2015 for any misunderstanding that may have arisen as a result of the Prime Time broadcast.“I fully exonerated any members of Donegal County Council from any perceived wrong and that it was not my intention to compromise the good name of any colleague, staff or members.”The Kilmacrennan councillor said he wished to repeat that apology in the light of the findings of the SIPO Commission report this week.However, he added that it is important to point out that the SIPO hearing was not about any ‘criminal process’ and as such his record has not been tarnished in serving the people of Donegal within the terms of the Local Government Act. He stressed “There is no evidence whatever that I sought money for any service to the electorate in my role as an elected representative.“I have always acted in the public interest in my role as a Councillor in promoting the development of Donegal and I’ve never sought any benefit from that position.“My role as a businessman is different but at all times I’ve acted strictly in accordance with guidelines and obligations under Part 15 of the Local Government Act and I am satisfied that I have complied with obligations.“I am disappointed that an RTE programme paid for by you, the licences payers was used to ‘set up public representative’ using an undercover reporter, hidden cameras and recording devices. “My position was compromised since there appeared to be a misunderstanding between my role as a businessman and that of a public representative.“While the SIPO Commission has found me guilty on three counts relating to ethics in politics, I wish to make it clear that no evidence emerged from the edited and unedited RTE recordings that I sought any remuneration in my role as a public representative.“The electorate of the Milford area will be the judges of my record on May 24th.”‘The people of the Milford electoral area will be my judge on May 24th’ – Cllr O’Donnell was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal’s top hotels win an excellent eleven awards

first_imgSome of Donegal’s best hotel teams cleaned up at the Hotel Awards Ireland which were announced last night in Dublin.More than 150 representatives of Ireland’s best hotels gathered for the glamorous event to recognise the champions of the hospitality industry.Donegal’s hotels did the county proud by picking up 11 of the coveted awards. The Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny was crowned the Independent Hotel Of The Year Ulster and Ireland. Staff were also recognised with the Hotel Team Of The Year award.Silver Tassie Hotel team at the Hotel Awards Ireland in The Crowne Plaza Hotel BlanchardstownThe Shandon Hotel & Spa in Portnablagh won Hotel Of The Year Ulster.Castle Grove County House outside Letterkenny was named as Ireland’s Country Hotel Of The Year.Wedding Hotel Of The Year Ulster was Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa. The Hotel Awards Ireland not only celebrated hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst others.Tullyarvan Mill Hostel in Buncrana won Best Budget Hotel Of The Year.The Moville Boutique Hostel picked up the prize for Boutique Hotel Of The Year Ulster and overall in Ireland.Gateway Lodge in Donegal Town won the award of Best Holiday Lodge of the Year.A Spokesperson for The Hotel Awards Ireland 2019 said: “The hotel industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector. “The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in offering great hospitality, making Ireland a top destination for travellers.“The awards provided a platform to the hotel owners to showcase their brilliant work and get an award for their excellence.“We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”Donegal’s top hotels win an excellent eleven awards was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ballyliffin lodge & spacastle grove country house hotelhotel awards irelandshandon hotelSilver Tassie Hotellast_img read more

Heimerl named NPPC president

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum.Elected as president of the organization was Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio. Heimerl and his wife Kathy, along with three sons and a daughter-in-law, run three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and own 80 contract finishing farms in several states. Heimerl Farms LTD also consists of crops and cattle, as well as a trucking division and feed mill. Among other positions, Heimerl previously served as president of the Ohio Pork Council and as a board member of the Ohio Soybean Association.Heimerl takes over from Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs, the third-largest pork producer in the United States. Maschhoff now is NPPC immediate past president and chairman of the organization’s Trade Policy Committee.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala- RR win by 8 wkts

first_imgHosts Rajasthan beat Kochi convincingly by 8 wickets during their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. Score | PhotosBowling first, Rajasthan captain Shane Warne and Siddharth Trivedi shared six wickets between them as Kochi were all out for 109. And then Shane Watson scored a quick-fire 49 to help Rajasthan emerge winners.Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson got off to a good start scoring runs at ease. And the 110-run target wasn’t a tough one that warranted heavy scoring. Still the duo scored at more than six runs an over putting 68 for no loss after 10 over.Finally, Dravid departed in the 11th over getting run out in Thissara Perera’s over on 44, but by that time the team total was a fine 71 and there so no reason for Rajasthan to worry.Then Watson and Johan Botha upped the tempo towards the end. Watson picked Muttiah Muralitharan and smashed two sixes off him in the 13th over and the followed them up with two fours off Ravindra Jadega in the next over. He went for another one, but failed and Jadeja’s ball crashed into his stumps. He fell on 49.Finally Johan Botha and Ross Taylor helped the team home in the 15th over. Botha scored a four off the first ball of the 15th over off Muralitharan and Rajasthan won the match by 8 wickets.Kochi innings Rajasthan captain Shane Warne and Siddharth Trivedi shared six wickets between them as Kochi were all out for 109 in 20 overs against Rajasthan during this 28th IPL match.advertisementEarlier, Rajasthan captain Shane Warne won the toss and elected to field. Warne’s decision bore fruits early with VVS Laxman, who was opening as Kochi’s regular opener Brendon McCullum is out with a shoulder problem, fell in the fourth over off Shane Watson. He got run out on 8 with Kochi were 26.The other opener and captain Mahela Jayawardene too could not stay at the crease for long and was sent back by South African Johan Botha on 28. He was bowled out by a Botha delivery that rubbed off Jayawardene’s thig and then rolled on to the stump. He could only score 13.Then in the eighth over a Shane Warne turner struck Brad Hodge’s stumps to see him off on 42/3.Post those early wicket Parthiv Patel and Ravindra Jadeja batted with confidence to thwart the oppostion bowlers. The two had put on 48on board and were looking good and settled but soon after the strategic time-out, oppostion skipper Warne struck to remove Jadeja on 90/4. Jadeja wanted to sweep Warne across the boundary, but a top edge that took the aerial route was neatly pouched by the bowler. He fell on 22.The next ball too proved to be fruitful, with Warne scalping Parthiv on 32. This time around the captain got assistance from keeper Dishant Yagnik, who removed Parthiv’s bails in a flash and Kochi were down to 90/5.Next over saw another wicket fall with Raiphi Gomez going down to Siddharth Trivedi and Kochi were down to 90/6. Trivedi had another reason to cheer as Kochi’s Sri Lanaka import Thissara Perera walked back as soon as he came in and Kochi were down to 92/7 in no time. Kochi could only manage to score 109 all out. RP Singh was the last man to fall from the Kochi camp and he was run out on the last ball of the 20th over.last_img read more

2011 World Cup Memories

first_imgJune 26 marks two years since Australia claimed the 2011 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup in Scotland, winning five of the seven divisions contested at the event. To commemorate this fantastic achievement, www.austouch.com.au caught up with some of the Australian representatives that competed in the event, to speak about their experience at the World Cup and reflect on their winning performances.There are plenty of great memories when it comes to the 2011 World Cup finals –  the Australian Mixed Open team coming from behind to claim their first World Cup title since 2003, the Men’s 30’s comprehensive win in their final over England, the Men’s 35’s win over South Africa, the Australian Women’s side’s two touchdown win over archrivals New Zealand, as well as the thrilling Men’s Open final, which saw Australia reduced to five players with just minutes remaining in the game.  Join us as we catch up with some of the players who take us back to the final day of the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Jamie StoweJamie Stowe can now look back at that epic last few minutes of defence in the Men’s final and view it as a ‘fairy tale finish’ to his Men’s Open career, however he recalls how important defending that set was to the outcome of the game.“I knew if we could defend this one set we had it won,” Stowe said.“The Kiwis attacked our right side, to bring it back for a set play on the left. That failed, due to us having five and our middle, Nathan Jones making the previous touch they threw the ball from the ground to an awaiting player who raced Nathan to the line.” “To this day I have never witnessed a more important touch in the history of the game. Nathan turned and took four large strides and then his trademark sideways dive to prevent the game going into a drop-off. We manage to squeeze three touches in down the field before the final whistle went.”Having played in two previous World Cups, Stowe said that the standard of Touch Football was improving around the world, with games becoming more competitive than ever. “Teams like Scotland, South Africa and Japan have come leaps and bounds and it’s great to see the game so healthy.”Scott Buckley Representing Australia in the Men’s Open team, Buckley scored a touchdown early in the Grand Final against New Zealand. He had one of the most nerve-wracking finals of the entire contingent, when he was sent for a period of time in the final minutes of the game, with the Australian team left to defend a full New Zealand attacking set close to their line. “I’ve never been so nervous in my life…I remember being filthy at the call sitting there just hoping the boys could hold off,” Buckley said. “Even when the hooter went for the full-time siren I thought it was only half-time and only when I saw everyone rejoicing I realised that was it.”  The game finished at 7-6 to Australia.While the time out of the game wase tough he said it made the victory ‘sweeter’ once it was completed.Buckley also has fond memories of the event outside of the final.“[My] favourite memories of World Cup would have to be running out for the World Cup final in front of a massive crowd, soaking up the whole tournament, meeting new people from all over the world and then of course travelling after it,” he said.Kylie HilderFor Australian Mixed Open representative, Kylie Hilder, the fact that she was even playing in the World Cup was special and winning the title made it all the more memorable.  “I was just getting back into playing Touch after the birth of my second son and had no intentions of playing for Australia again as I had actually retired. I played New South Wales State Cup at Port Macquarie and was actually at an Australian Women’s Rugby League camp at Runaway Bay when the captain of the Mixed squad, Ryan Pollock spotted me,” Hilder said. “We got talking and he then asked if I would be interested in playing Touch again at an elite level as he and the coach had seen me play at State Cup. From there I played National Touch League where the coach Bernie Morrison approached me and asked if I would be interested in joining the Mixed squad. It then just went from there.” “It was so different this World Cup as I had two sons, meaning a very busy life and I appreciated wearing the green and gold so much more. This I put down to priorities in life change and being able to play for my country again was so unexpected and I wasn’t taking anything for granted.”The 2011 World Cup was Hilder’s third World Cup win, having won titles with the Australian Women’s Open team in 2003 and 2007. The commitment she had made as well as the fact that she had come out of retirement made the achievement so much more special.  “It meant so much knowing that this whole experience had really come out of the blue to start with. I appreciated my selection more and soaked up every moment. I was playing Mixed which was a whole new experience for me after playing Women’s at the last two, so that to start with was a daunting thought. Mixed is such a different game and knowing that New Zealand had been so successful in that division for a little while, it was always going to be a big challenge.”“The win was so good and especially after New Zealand had beaten us in the round games. Playing in the two previous World Cups where the Women’s were always the favourites it was a strange feeling playing in the green and gold knowing that we were actually the underdogs and we had to take the Cup from New Zealand.”“Having two young boys at home and a husband that had been so supportive of me during the whole campaign with all the training weekends and then being away for the two weeks playing, bringing home the World Cup really made all that time away worthwhile.”   Louise WinchesterThe Australian Women’s Open team continued its impeccable World Cup record in Scotland, continuing their undefeated streak at a World Cup level. What made the event even more special for Louise Winchester was captaining her country at a World Cup for the first time as well as being named as one of the flag bearers for the event. “It was the first time I was captain at a World Cup and to receive the enormous privilege of being Flag Bearer for our country, amongst so many incredible players and people, both past and present was the greatest honour I have received. I will never forget that whole experience and I will never ever forget the way my team mates made me feel that day. It is a memory that I will cherish and be indebted to them forever. To make it even more special and emotional, when my Mum and Dad found out I was Flag Bearer they decided to surprise me and make the trip to Scotland. To experience this great honour in front of the two most special people in my life meant the absolute world to me,” Winchester said. Having gone through seven World Cups undefeated, the importance of the Australian Women’s Open legacy isn’t lost on the current side. “We had spoken of our great record and our tradition throughout the lead up and as a team we are very aware of the past players of the Women’s Open division and the amazing legacy they have left us. We are all very honoured to carry on the hard work and the success of these great teams and to do our part in continuing this and even though there is definitely some pressure that comes with this great success it is also something that we continually pride ourselves on and something that helps us fight even harder for it. I could not have been any prouder of the girls in winning this World Cup.”Kristy JuddBeing selected to represent Australia at one World Cup is a massive achievement and Australian Women’s Open player, Kristy Judd created history in Edinburgh, competing in her fifth World Cup at an Open’s level. This achievement is something Judd never thought too much about in the lead up but says she is proud of the achievement.  “Looking back now I am proud to say I played in five World Cups at the Women’s Open level. I’ve had great coaches along the way as well and made great friends. It was also a challenge to adapt to the way the game keeps changing which I think is a good thing and something that you see in every sport,” Judd said. Judd says her most recent World Cup win was memorable and a fantastic opportunity overall. “It was obviously great to come away with a win in such a huge tournament and a great way to finish what we had all been preparing for over the previous four years. Meeting players from the others teams was a highlight too, that’s what’s great about World Cups, it’s not just Australia versus New Zealand, there’s so many other teams playing and trying their best and no matter what the result is they get so much out of playing teams they only get the chance to play every four years.”Phil GyemoreFor Australian Men’s 30’s representative, Phil Gyemore, the World Cup final win saw him and his long-time teammates, Gavin Shuker and Garry Sonda, claim their third World Cup title together, and they did it in style, defeating England 18-2 in the final. Gyemore says he has many fond memories of the event, including getting to captain his country for the first time as well as his side setting some impressive records along the way. “Playing in three winning World Cups with Gavin Shuker and Garry Sonda (is a highlight).  They are both inspirational players that have made a major contribution to the way that Touch Football is played today.”“(Another highlight was) being involved in creating a few World Cup records such as the highest score in a World Cup final in any division by beating England 18-2, beating Luxembourg 31-0 in our first round game and seeing Gavin Shuker score 11 touchdowns in the same game which was the most touchdowns scored by one player in any World Cup game.  He had plenty of help from his teammates in reaching that milestone which will be hard to beat.” While the side were comprehensive winners in the final, the World Cup final was still a very memorable experience for the whole side. “The World Cup final was the only game where we had all 14 players start and finish the game so it was unusual having everyone available despite a few of them carrying injuries.  This enabled everyone to have the breaks and recovery time in the interchange box which kept all players pretty fresh.  The feeling in the dressing room was special,” Gyemore said.“We had…players with plenty of World Cup and international experience and some that were ready to realise their dreams of being in a World Cup final for the first time. It was a good mix and we knew that England were happy just to reach the final with no World Cup finals experience. We knew that a good start was critical to the final outcome and once we got a good start we continued to dominate and keep the momentum.”Paul McPherson and John MoujalliFor Australian Men’s 35’s representatives, Paul McPherson and John Moujalli, representing Australia for the first time and winning a World Cup title was a dream come true. “The support for our players that missed the final was great and the anthem sensational. I remember scoring a touchdown and giving an ordinary fist pump that has been recorded on YouTube for posterity. Lots of photos and some champagne in the dressing room and being able to watch all the other teams as we were the second grand final of the day.” “Our team has had reunions since where we do a lot of back slapping and tell each other how good we are to keep the memories alive,” McPherson said. “To represent for the first time was an honour. I was representing not only Australia but all my family, friends and coaches who helped me achieve it,” Moujalli said. “What I remember about the final/win was the confidence we took into the game because we were so well prepared on and off the field. After we got to an early 3-0 lead it relaxed us even more and we really soaked up the occasion.”To relive the Australian World Cup victories, please visit the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel by clicking on the following link:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3DF14C2BAAD56F2B Related LinksWorld Cup Memorieslast_img read more

Spotted First NYC Ferry Christened in the Big Apple

first_imgImage Courtesy: Incat CrowtherIn today’s spotted we present you the first ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet which was recently christened in New York.The vessel was christened Lunch Box, following a naming competition held amongst New York school students.Lunch Box is the first vessel in a fleet of catamaran ferries commissioned by Hornblower Cruises to form NYC Ferries, a government initiative to bring an affordable, city-wide ferry network to the Big Apple.Over the coming year, the fleet is expected to grow to some twenty vessels and the network will grow to six routes. On Manhattan, the routes will be based out of Wall Street and East 34th streets and will serve areas such as DUMBO, Rockaway, Astoria, Brooklyn, Sunset Park.The vessels are being constructed by two shipyards, Horizon Shipbuilding and Metal Shark. Naval architecture firm Incat Crowther has developed the ferries’ design.The vessels offer quick turn-around using the standard New York City bow loading geometry. This allows the vessel to nose into wharves with minimal mooring. The wheelhouse of the vessel is situated immediately behind the foredeck, enhancing operational safety, Incat said.Lunch Box, which can accommodate 150 passengers, is expected to be one of the cleanest operating in American waters, with efficient Tier 3 certified main engines, dry exhausts, and vinyl coating in lieu of toxic solvent-based paints, according to Incat.With a length of 26 meters and a width of eight meters, the ferry is able to reach a maximum speed of 27 knots.last_img read more

What If Tom Brady Missed Four Games Every Year

201011 200711 201325Bye 20031T1Possible home adv. 20012T4Bye 201111 Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP; Tom Brady, NFL icon; Tom Brady, scofflaw. The Deflategate punishments have been handed down by the league office, and the official report on the incident refused to speculate about whether the New England Patriots got any advantage from their deflated balls, saying: “It is impossible to determine whether this activity had an effect on the outcome of games or what that effect was.” But suspending Brady (and taking away draft picks) is almost sure to have an effect.The Patriots owe the league $1 million, one first-round draft pick in 2016, and one fourth-round draft pick in 2017. All of that for “violation of the playing rules and the failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation.” Meanwhile, for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL,” Tom Brady — the Patriots’ reasonably well-known quarterback — received a 4-game suspension, which he is planning to appeal.The best spin on this news for Patriots fans is that Brady’s value is relatively unknown. While he has a history of great accomplishments and stats, QB success is much more of a team accomplishment than an individual one. Unlike certain other quarterbacks who have played for multiple teams and multiple coaches, Brady has only played for Bill Belichick’s Patriots. We don’t know if the Patriots would collapse without him — the one season where he missed significant time (in 2008), the Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel under center.1I certainly look forward to some empirically significant games next year if Brady’s appeal fails. The Patriots’ backup quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, actually had a higher passer rating than Brady last year, though he only had 27 attempts and was sacked five times.But while I don’t know what Brady is really worth, I can lay out a couple of estimates and see what the effects of his suspension might be. Let’s use history as our guide and look at the past 14 years to see what might have happened had Brady been forced to sit the first four games of each season.While I’m not always in love with how Vegas values QBs, it’s a decent place to start: According to RJ Bell of Pregame.com, the betting line in the Patriots opener against the Steelers has shifted by about 5 points, though Bell claims gamblers usually consider Brady’s value to be closer to 7 points. So for this first test, I took each game that Brady played for the Patriots in the first four team games of each season and took away 6.5 points. In other words, if the Patriots won by 7 or more, I assumed that they would have won even without Brady, while if they won by 6 or less I counted it as a loss (if he didn’t play, I left the result as is). I then re-jiggered the playoff standings to see how the Patriots’ new record would have affected their playoff position each season. This recalculation cost the Pats eight wins since 2001, knocked them out of the playoffs in 2005 and 2009, and cost them a first-round bye in 2013.2Assuming everything else had played out the same — which is unlikely, but counterfactuals are pretty much always just mind candy. However, it also leaves all of their Super Bowl-winning seasons unscathed: 200311 2008outout This one looks a lot worse. If you took one win away from every Pats team since 2001, not only could they have missed the playoffs two more times (depending on whom they lost to), but they would also lose a playoff bye at least twice and possibly four times, again depending on which game they lost and by how much. It’s also probably worth noting that the 2008 Patriots, who had Brady for less than one quarter of one game, would have been a No. 3 seed if they could have squeezed out one more win, or even been a bye team if they managed two more wins. Instead, they missed the playoffs.More importantly, losing one more game would have had negative effects on New England’s playoff position in three of its four Super Bowl-winning years. And that’s why four games of Brady might be even more valuable than the draft pick — to the Patriots. For most teams, a first-round draft pick is probably worth more than a single win. But if that one win is crucial to your Super Bowl chances, you take it. 20093outPlayoffs 20054outPlayoffs 201222 YEARSEEDSEED W/ ONE FEWER WIN IN FIRST FOUR GAMESCOST 20093T4Possible playoffs 200122 200422 2002outout 2002outout 200711 200644 20111T1Possible home adv. 201011 200644 20141T2Possible bye 201223Bye But that version of this examination is probably too granular. In the Patriots’ four games without Brady, there are only so many outcomes — they can only win zero, one, two, three or four games with or without Brady. While technically every swing has some probability (they might have won zero games with Brady but now win four games without him), the most likely effect is that the Patriots drop zero or one games — that’s the outcome the 7-point estimate produced in 10 of the 12 years in which Brady played in all of the season’s first four games. That is, if they would have gone 3-1 with Brady, without him they’d probably stay at 3-1 or drop to 2-2. Now let’s focus on the most likely negative scenario. What would happen if we just took one teensy-tiny win away each season? 20054T4Possible playoffs 201411 200422 20132T2Possible bye 2008outout YEARSEEDSEED W/ BRADY OUT FIRST FOUR GAMESCOST read more

Gallery Mens Basketball vs Maryland

The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team fell to Maryland at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 18 in a 75-61 loss. Photos by Casey Cascaldo The Buckeyes exit onto the court prior to the start of the game against Maryland. Ohio State lost 75-61. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor