further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
All this Stanford talk has taken me into internet link tangent. I was just curious if anyone who has looked at this closely can help me understand how these things are possible.
Someone mentioned that Stanford had only played 1 team currently ranked(Oregon). I thought that was interesting to see how really good they were. Then I click to a different link and see that they played the 8th hardest schedule according to Sagarin.
So you played the #1 ranked team, the Pac 10 is admittedly terrible this year and your hardest out of conference game was the Michigan staple 6-6 Notre Dame and that gets you the 8th hardest schedule in the country? Alabama 15th hardest schedule would like a word.
This lead me to notice the Pac 10 is considered the best conference this year. Huh?
So this lead to me to a few questions for the statistically inclined.
Since the PAC 10 did horribly in non conference with few marquee wins how did Sagarin get them to be the hardest conference?
Did the fact that most of the PAC 10 beat each other up besides Oregon and Stanford lead to a better conference rating? I guess playing more mediocre teams than playing 1 or 2 real hard teams and a tomato can makes for a harder SOS which I don't believe.
Is there a more respected strength of schedule rating than Sagarin or is that the accepted standard, because it seems pretty out of whack.
We can cross off Texas A & M off the list. They are in the Cotton Bowl against some team from the ESS EEE SEE.
What does that leave us with now? Missouri, Oklahoma St., Nebraska, K-State, Baylor, Florida?
What say you?
One of Michigan's most famous QB alums is taking his talents to UGG... Would this convince any of you to wear UGGs? This is like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object: Tom Brady's masculinity vs. Man-UGGs... which will prevail?
"I have worn and loved the UGG brand for a long time," added California native Tom Brady."This collaboration gives me an opportunity to work with a leading global brand with a great history and a true vision for the future of its men's collection.It's an exciting time to be part of the UGG(R) Australia team."
The Press Release (http://www.deckers.com/investors/PressReleaseText.asp?compid=91148&relea...).
This may not be the most exciting sports news of the day, but on the other hand, it's far more interesting to me than RR vs. Harbaugh: Game of Death (Part 6,410). Enjoy!
Watched the Barry Sanders video a few posts below and felt the need to go out an relive Biakabutuka's 313 yard performance against Ohio State in 1995. Can't believe it was 15 years ago when I was tossing around in the Student Section at Michigan Stadium. Here are the highlights. It's over 9 minutes long, but man he ripped through OSU.
I didn't see it in the countless threads about this, and thought it'd be a nice break from them. I'd rather you didn't neg me to Bolivian, but understand if you do. Also, this was not made by me.
I figured that I would post something excellent for people to watch rather than talking about you-know-what. After watching it, I can sympathize with the Lions for deciding that "hand it to Barry" would be their Super Bowl-winning strategy for ten seasons.
Edit: The embed was too big.