Given some of the comments I heard surrounding the Rutgers – Penn State game about the size of Rutgers stadium, I was curious to see how the stadium stacked up to the competition. I knew the stadium would not be in the top half of the list, but I was pleased to see that 1) Rutgers was not in the bottom 3, and 2) that it won’t take much to get Rutgers up near the middle of the pack. My expectation is that a solid few years in the B1G will go a long way toward getting Rutgers stadium over 60,000. Which, knowing how loud folks from the NJ area can be, will make it sound like there are 120,000 are in there when big games are played.
Here is my letter to the RU BoG and BoT regarding Tim Pernetti and the athletic department’s “current scandal”. This was written on my phone, so please excuse the typos.
I am writing to you first and foremost to urge you to do the right thing, not theost expedient, with regards to our University’s current situation regarding our athletic department and men’s basketball program.
It is with great regret that our University is today being so negatively portrayed in the media without regards to the actual facts and feelings of those most involved. While we hear a multitude of opinions from outsiders, we on the outside do not know the right and wrong of what has transpired. Our media presents characters as heroes and villains, not the true, complex, and mistake-prone individuals that they are.
I believe Tim Pernetti to be a true Rutgers man of character who has worked incredibly hard to continue building the athletic department in the right direction and I wholly support him in his position. If you find it the correct decision to remove Tim Pernetti, then so be it. I only ask that you do so because of a grievious error he committed and not ad a craven response to the protests of outsiders who neither care nor truly support this great University.
Amazing – I’ve been putting off this wordpress upgrade for almost a year and a half. Turns out I only needed about an hour and a half to get it done, with most of that time actually spent waiting for ftp processes to finish.
While I settle in to married life, I’ll resume posting articles of an interesting nature (to me, at least). Here’s one I just read today.
A NY Times article out today argues for the use of “rationing” in health care. The author argues that any system we work in today already rations, purely on an “ability-to-pay” basis, and recommends re-evaluating whether that makes sense in a world of expensive treatments that may provide limited “value”.
The Sunday night drive home from Philly is often a dull affair. Tired, worn out, and dreading the start of another week, I drive the 52 miles.
In order to make it more interesting, I’ve been prone to racing my own “Canonball Run” against the clock, trying to get home as quickly as possible. This past Sunday I’ve posted by best time, 60 minutes, a mark that I’d come close to hitting but usually missed by 1 to 4 minutes.
Why the big deal? Well, from Google Maps the route should take about 90 minutes. Only about half the trip is on highway, and the speed limit there is 55 miles per hour for all but four miles.
Expanding on my previous post, Sunday’s NY Times had an article about the reconstruction efforts in New Orleans and Louisiana in general and how the stimulus spent by the government to rebuild has had a major effect on the area, supporting jobs and demand.
Gov. Jindal, of course, trying to kowtow to an out-of-touch crowd trying to look after their own special interests, rejects any such help.
Nice to know the citizens of Louisiana are being served so well.