he grew a beard
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
This week in fantasy I hold onto the #4 seed in my league. With 2 weeks left, I need to win both matchups.
I don't have a dilemma like I did last week but I do have some tough decisions (Bold indicates who I have starting right now):
Alfred Morris vs San Fran (ranked 4th vs RBs)
Jonas Gray vs Detroit (ranked 6th vs RBs)
Coby Fleener vs Jax (22nd vs TEs)
Martellus Bennett vs TB (14th vs TEs)
I also am monitoring Emmanuel Sanders because of the hit he took. He is listed as probable now but for some reason I am still nervous starting him when most of my players play at 1pm.
What are your tough decisions today?
We did it, I think, folks. We created a scenario where I have begun to reconsider how the Mood Chart is arranged. I say that because of...well...
Now, this plot rearranges itself - sometimes quite a bit - based on the variance of thread size and relative frequency of various words, but I would like you to see where Maryland ended up when I ran the numbers. We were, in relative terms - satisfied with this game based on the inputs to this chart. It was a smaller thread - 1,416 posts - and there were only 299 instances of tracked words in the thread. Perhaps in reality, the "Satisfaction" quadrant also is where "Resignation" sits....or "Acceptance"....or something. We can discuss it as a group, eh?
So, yeah, it was a pretty quiet thread as our losses have gone - we only gave 116 fucks and 42 shits, but "suck" appeared 53 times, which is slighlty above its typical frequency. You can see how the major contributors track on the normalized chart, of course:
From Rutgers onwards, there's been a fair amount of "suck". We are relatively consistent with the "suck" even in the threads too. Indeed, "suck" has been strong particularly lately:
Our efficiency number was comparable to a few of our games this year:
We were only slightly more efficient than the Utah game, which seems reasonable because there were Utah-type brain freezes in yesterday's game. It was also a bit less efficient than Northwestern and we won that game. There's an indication of how things have gone indeed.
For purposes of this study, next week should be interesting. Last year, Ohio State was somewhat anticlimactic considering how we quite literally lost our shit during the Iowa game, but I don't know what to expect this time around. What I do know is that "embrace the suck" is going to make it into the year-end summary somehow.
We can't even be the best at sucking?!
VaTech and Wake played to a 0-0, 4-quarter sister-kisser, that ended after 2OTs at...6-3. We just can't have anything worth owning.
In this season of hilarity, what would you choose as the highest, low point? Seeing as it's just a game and we're all well-adjusted people, we can laugh about this now, right?
My favorite play of the year has to be the snap that bounced off the motion-man.
Link to VT-WF sadness: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/11/22/7268461/wake-forest-...
In addition to the flat-out stupid stuff - not wearing a headset, clapping like a seal, losing to every team as soon as they join the B1G - the Brady Hoke Era brought us the following innovations:
- Legacy Jerseys (although this was more of a Brandon idea)
- Numbering the teams (Team 135, etc.)
- Calling them "Ohio."
When he's gone, will any of these endure? I see the team-numbering one sticking around, "Ohio" will go away immediately, and legacy jerseys will be gone as soon as the current jersey-holders graduate. What say you?
Nothing revolutionary but I thought it was worth pointing out that Sam Webb doesn't "see a scenario" in which Hackett doesn't make a change at the end of the season:
EDIT: quotes for those who don't want to load the video:
Yeah, I think that this loss, just...really undercut Brady. I think it undercut the retention chances that he had. ...
I just don't see a scenario at this point with this loss where Jim Hackett looks at it and says he's gonna not make a change. ...
That's not based on anything I've been told... I think this game kinda, I think it does him in.