Had you (and what has actually transpired) stopped at "Everything I've heard outside of M-centric guys points in this direction" I would agree with you, but Farrell is most definitely not a M-centric analyst by any stretch. Basically you just ignore what M-centric people are saying because we know they have a slanted view, but once you ignore that and are still left with a gyu who has shown in the past to have a pretty good track record for knowing such things, you still have pretty good reason to get excited. It's early, but this is good news.
Rivals Mike says "today I think Michigan would be choice for Da'Shawn Hand" EDIT: Also Sandwiches
No doubt it is good news, but I'm talking about the "insiders" affiliated with other programs. Farrell is good at what he does, but he's still just one data point. I think there's a reason why his 24/7 predictions are still 3-to-1 in favor of VT, and the Michigan guesses are 3 OSU guys, 2 UM guys, 1 Minnesota, and 5 national guys. The VT guesses span national guys and guys from UM, Alabama, OSU, South Carolina, North Carolina, FSU, Virginia, Duke, and Georgia. 3-to-1 with no contributions from any of the VT-affiliated 24/7 people leads me to believe it's still a longshot.
Maybe, but do you really think guys from Minnesota, Duke, etc. have any of their own information about Hand? They're just copying the guys who seem legitimately in the know. I'd take something that Farrell says as 100x more informative than most of those 24/7 predictions combined.
I guess things like this happens when the athletic department pulls an Isaiah Thomas Freeze Out™ of your newspaper's beat writer.
...not another In-and-Out Burger v. Five Guys debate.
Sadly, I have never made it to an In-and-out, but Five Guys is awesome. However, I'll always be a Blimpy Burger guy, even if they no longer have a building.
Your example is terrible. Chick fil A is always the best fast food chain in its locale. I don't think I've ever had a complaint about their service or cleanliness, and I've visited many. The only complaint can be the fact that they are closed on Sundays.
I was actually just in the process of editing my post to say that I do agree with your original premise that many fast food restaurants, especially Subway and Quizno's, have a wide variance by location. But I will stand by my claim that Chick Fil A is not one of them. I'm sorry if I'm passionate about Chick Fil A. Actually I will never be sorry for loving Chick Fil A.
Perhaps you should take your own advice.
PUBLIX SUBS TRUMP ALL!!!!!!!1
....can a positive note about Da'shawn Hand turn into a 3 page long sub debate. We talked subs, it was crazy. Wow.
Per ESPN's Derek Tyson's Twitter, Hand probably isn't going to make his Florida visit.. the more visits he doesn't make, the better it is and the quicker a decision may come.
I think you're in the wrong thread.
You know Da'Shawn can't stand Subway
I'm going to safely assume that you don't go there for the pizza (their shakes are pretty good).
I used to like their subs, but that was a long time ago. So long, they'd put a raw egg in your shake, which was useful on the way to the library, some early Sunday afternoons.
How're they now?
Wait, how is that useful?
Is that supposed to be a hangover cure?
Basically I think you are saying that it was so long ago, that people actually believed that worked to cure hangovers. And also they were not yet aware of the public health threat they were imposing by serving raw eggs.
Sorry I can't answer your question.
This thread puts the "we had subs it was crazy" meme into a whole new light.
Any reason the last four crystal ball predictions have Hand going to Alabama?
maybe 10-20 with actually information/commenting on Da'Shawn Hand. About 150 on subs. We've jumped the shark, MGoBlog
Your best post ever. Please let it come true.