Footnotes to an amazing game...
- I'm not one to shit on the student section, but it was a pathetic sight at kickoff and took awhile to fill out. I don't know if it's total apathy, broke students selling tickets instead of attending a presumed massacre, logistical failings, or some combination, but that was an embarrassment and I hope they didn't show it on TV. I know I'm re-hashing an old debate but where does the AD go from here with student ticket policy?
EDIT: The section I was referring to is not even the student section. General admission failures and fan disinterest is disappointing, but old news.
- We kept the piped-in music running well into the OSU playclock on multiple occasions. I believe ND drew some ire for pulling a similar tactic on us recently. I have mixed feelings; the "Michigan Man" in me felt like it was dubious at best, but I don't mind a little gamesmanship. What did bother me was the use of "Hell's Bells" on not only second down but at one point first (albeit in the red zone). At UTL the wild atmosphere worked, but Saturday was the first time I wanted the piped-in stuff off my lawn, even if it did seem to encourage crowd participation in general.
As for the game itself, I'm proud of the kids and will leave it at that. I don't comment or post much, but these were two topics that haven't received much mention (obligatory SIAP) on account of the ridiculously entertaining, head-shaking, MGoWedgeIssue of a football game that took place. Seemed like the right time to ask what people thought.
So I've been pretty busy this season and haven't really had access to a lot of these torrents throughout (although I still hope to have all the Every Snap videos completed by the bowl game). This one worked out, however, and I had time today to put it together. I'll try to put together defense tomorrow, and I'll make sure the link gets out when I have the whole season together.
You might want to want sooner rather than later because a certain media company has already started flagging my youtube channel. I'll inevitably have to move this, so get your fix in while you can.
NYTimes is supporting this bot that analyzed 10 years of statistical data and will evaluate the proper 4th down choice during the remaining NFL games for the rest of this year. Just putting a front end on the available tables. No reason any team could not use the technology if it is eventually commericialized. I find it really interesting what big data could bring to in game decisions.
The original article is here
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A woman lost her life because she didn't seem upset after Alabama lost. She was called "not a true fan" and then was shot.
Discuss this craziness.
Rivals updated its top 100 for 2014. I guess it's been lost in the hoopla of the All-Big Ten teams, Ohio State, USC, etc.
Peppers is still #2, but Drake Harris dropped off the list. The Rivals 250 will be released tomorrow.
Here's a rundown of all of Michigan's targets:
Deadspin panned the choice - http://deadspin.com/appalachian-states-new-logo-might-have-been-drawn-by-a-1475021183
Can anyone do better in MS paint?