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Sunday, September 4, 2011

College Football and Google: A Slow-er Burn to an End


Fox Sports | Slow Burn 

Lisa Horne of Fox Sports used 'Slow Burn' to describe the first week in college football which included upsets, reality checks, and feel good stories. The term 'Slow Burn' is not random as sports media and the coaches to whom they wrote about this week have remarked that they are sitting in the proverbial "hot seat." Rick Neuhisel, coach of the UCLA was singled out. In this case, his "hot seat" is possessing a less than optimal record. Slooowww Burn. UCLA fans are restless. Mark Richt, coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, is in the "hot seat" as his record is good but his peers in Southeastern conference have won national titles in the last five years. He's surrounded. Yesterday, fans at the University of Michigan are glad Rich Rodriguez burned in his "hot seat" in 2011, as a first win with Brady Hoke against Western Michigan looks promising.


Google was originally established by Page and Brin as a search service called Backrub. Google, the most popular search engine on the web was finally named as a play on the number 1 with 100 zeros behind it. As a company, Google is known for atypical practice. For example, in 2009 instead of lawn mowers which pollute the air and use fuel, Google rented (hired) 200 goats to eat their brush. The grass must be maintained to reduce fire hazard in that region. The herd took a week to eat it and fertilize at the same time and Google practiced eco-friendly fire safety.

Bloomberg Happy Birthday Google: Making Sense of the Web for 13 Years

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