this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Good evening, fellow MGoBloggers, and I trust that you are recovering from the MGoBlackout.
So, the natural lead-in to tomorrow's National Championship Game apparently is the GoDaddy.com Bowl (by ESPN's figuring anyway), which shall begin in just a few moments. We have the 11-2 Kent State Golden Flashes taking on the 9-3 Arkansas State Red Wolves.
This will be, I believe, the first time Kent State has seen a bowl since 1972, and indeed, much as changed since the 1972 Tangerine Bowl, as they will undoubtedly note. Another note, of course, is that these are two teams whose head coaches have, in the interim, taken positions elsewhere.
The end of Denard Robinson's Michigan Football career leaves us to ask many important questions into what his time here meant, in so many different ways. We can ask wherre his stats rank among all time greats. We can ask if he will ever be equalled. We can ask about intangibles and what he meant to the program. But I intend to answer a much more lasting question. How hot is Denard Robinson?
Yes, everybody wants a piece of Denard, and who could blame them? But that's not good enough. Below, you will find a scientific inquiry into the actual heat of one Denard Robinson.
In order to answer this question, we must establish a few points. First, Mirriam-Webster defines a calorie as such:
a : the amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius
Blood is approximately 92% Water by volume.
Your heart volume is approximately 280cm3, or .28 liters.
Therefore, your heart contains approximately .2576 liters of water, or 257.6 grams.
According to super-reputable web sources (http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist3.htm), a 180lbs man burns the following number of calories while running.
|Miles per Hour||Calories Per Hour||Calories Per Mile|
As you can see, Calories do not increase per distance as speed increases, giving us an average of approximately 135.5 Calories per mile or .026 calories per foot (.077 Calories per yard)
Denard Robinson's Carreer rushing stats, as retrieved from ESPN.com:
Add in about 1000 lateral yards and Denard Robinson finishes with a total of 5495 yards run inside gameday football stadiums.
A quick bit of math at .077 cals/yard X 5495 yards = 4231.15
4231.15 / the 257.6 grams of blood in your heart = 16.425 degrees celcius or 61.565 farenheit. Added to regular body temperature of 98.6? 160.165.
The American Burn Association has this to say:
How hot is Denard Robinson? He makes your heart burn, baby. He makes your heart burn.
EDIT: My late night, drunk-ass math skills fail me. I'm sorry to say this, but Denard does not make your heart burn. He only warms it.
5495 yrd x .077 cals per yard = 423.15 cals/257.6 grams of water = 1.64 degrees celcius, or just enough to send you to bed with feverish sweats. Somehow... that seems hotter to me.
Downloaded and cut up the game. Hurst had a sack early, but after neither made any big plays. Obviously included some bad ones of both too.
For some reason the Ross Douglas video isn't letting me use the old embed code, so I'll just post it in the comments.
It appeared as if Branden Dawson threw a sucker punch at Travis Carroll during the MSU/Purdue game, and the incident is under review by the B1G conference. Michigan State has released a statement saying they have reviewed the play, and they have concluded no punch was thrown ... case closed. But is it? You be the judge. It looks like a punch from the angle provided, but the video quality is poor.
Nothing has been substantiated yet, but there are reports that Illinois has fired co-OC Chris Beatty. Given the tire fire that was Illinois football, it's probably no surprise that someone from that staff was going to be let go.
Edit: As BrownJuggarnaut pointed out in a post below, the story is now confirmed.
Here is a story from the Daily Illini: http://www.dailyillini.com/sports/men_sports/football/article_dcaa024a-578c-11e2-8ab8-001a4bcf6878.html
Key bits from the article include that the Illini were 119 out of 120 NCAA teams in total and scoring offense and that this is their fifth OC change since 2008.