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- P5 conf winners minus one -- who is the minus one?
- P5 conf winners minus two with one P5 conf #2
- P5 conf winners minus one with a G5 undefeated -- who is that deserving G5 undefeated?
- P5 conf winners minus two with one P5 conf #2 and one G5 undefeated.
|4 hours 12 min ago||Yeah -- that's why I put in the comments about sources of error||
A lot of times, you learn more about a phenomenon by figuring out why a model didn't match the empirical results. Was m really m, was v really v, where did the momentum go if it didn't yield the predicted m2v2?
|6 hours 36 min ago||Get back to work||
|6 hours 37 min ago||Try conservation of Momentum with varying bat speeds||
Ball on tee.
Testable hypothesis - m1v1 = m2v2
Estimate bat speed using camera -- distance over time, use slow mo and ratio it back up to real speed
Use bat mass over, say, the last 10 inches of the bat (maybe an ME can help on that -- I'm a biochemical guy).
Get ball velocity off the tee using camera again.
Good exercise is looking for sources of error if m1v1 doesn't = m2v2 -- ball compression, bat compression, measurement error, etc
|6 weeks 3 days ago||ESPN Classic w no announcers is terrific||
No babbling -- whew
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I respect the exercise -- interesting, but re CFP overall||
it's just the old bowl system with a plus-one game.
Committee decisions at the point it matters:
I guess multiple multiple-loss conf winners would make this bollocks, but it's still hard for me to see more than two P5 conf winners getting locked out. Haven't looked at the history, but my admittedly poor memory doesn't bring a lot to mind.
The old bowl conference commitments are probably no worse than seeding 1-4, and adds the benefit of tradition/fan planning on locations.
The championship game? Well, that's special now isn't it?
All the lead-up is woo-woo-ESPN-makes-money.
Not a fan of the lead-up. You win your conference, you get a shot. You don't and you are among the hopers.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||And he didn't drop the ball before crossing the goal line.||
Coaching +1, discipline +1.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I still can't figure out where #10 from State came from on Devin||
Bush's decleating GIF. He destroys one guy, then gets up off of two guys. Howzat happen?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Sept 18, 1982 -- Wedding day, lost to ND||
Some no-name fullback had the game of his life against M.
Great 34 years and counting.
|46 weeks 7 min ago||Anyone notice Coach Brown has||
Anyone notice Coach Brown has picked up on the classic M baseball cap?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Excellent move||
My advice to you is to drink heaviily.
It will soon be over.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We were probably in the same place at the same time||
Sure I remember Milliken's. As a little guy, I suffered through many long hours there with my brothers while my mom shopped. Best part, though, was stopping at the Potter's Bakery counter to get some doughnut holes to shut us up and validate the parking if Mom didn't buy anything. Nice family, the Millikens. Went to elementary, junior and senior high with one of the Milliken girls and my dad was on the medical staff at Munson with John M. I liked bugging out of Milliken's and going two doors down to Bilmar's Sports -- bought my first Wilson A2000 there, along with my K2s for racing in the winter. Unbelievable place to grow up.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Ran into him in Traverse City many years ago||
I grew up in TC where they used to have a summer stock theater series called the Cherry County Playhouse. They'd do Broadway/Neil Simon stuff from the 50s and 60s, originally under a tent and later in the round in the dome at the Park Place, bringing in non-A-list celebs to play the leads. Vivian Vance was always there, MGoGirlfriend (Iater MGoWife) and I saw Marsha Wallace ("The Bob Newhart Show") in "Same Time, Next Year", Dick Van Dyke would be there, Dick Van Patten (coincidence?), folks like that.
One day, I was downtown for some illegitimate reason, and a car pulled into a parking spot on Front Street next to where I was walking. A gaunt gent got out whom I recognized and I was my usual poised self -- I stopped and stared at the guy, mouth open probably.
The guys looks at me and says, "Say, aren't you.....?".
I recovered enough to say, "No, Mr. Vigoda, I'm not. I hope you're enjoying our town.".
He grinned and told me he'd like to stay all summer, but be gone before we iced over.
He was playing on "Barney Miller" on TV at the time, I think, and was starring in whatever show they were doing for those two weeks at the Cherry County Playhouse.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Way to nut up, Sparty.||
Way to nut up, Sparty.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Adams appr = the kid Oregon||
Adams appr = the kid Oregon State sent out, however, State is a bunch of ok match ups for Michigan. M D-line doesn't get pushed 5 yards downfield in run game. Cook will throw 2 picks under duress. Burbridge will catch 8 balls. M O-line is going to need to out-physical State's D-line like they did Beavers'...hmmmm. State secondary will give up some balls, yields to an accurate passer. Gawd, that O kid was awful, can't throw a lick, runs poorly, poor decision-maker. How does a program like O wind up with that guy being their best QB? State aggressiveness w inside lbs will give opportunities to TE in seams w multiple verts, I think.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Go see Kelly Galloup at the||
Go see Kelly Galloup at the Slide Inn south of Ennis. He's from Traverse City and a fantastic guy -- he'll probably send you to the Grizzly Bar, but if there are any Blue in the area, he'll know who they are.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Nosebleeds seats are really||
Nosebleeds seats are really high and steep -- I get vertigo up there. Nice place to see football if it's not too hot in Mission Valley. Embiggening for the Super Bowl a few years ago added to height and transit issues, but parking remotely and taking train in and out is pretty decent.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Wait. Wut?||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||They are still hard to watch||
They are still hard to watch -- stone-footed first touches, running up on each other, inability to turn, plays into space with far too much pace, mis-timed runs, ball-watching, inability to track back with runners, it's just far below better sides.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Traverse City -- 12-1 in||
Traverse City -- 12-1 in 1975, lost to Livonia Franklin in first Class A state championship game at WMU. My younger brothers were on State Champ teams in 1978 and (I think) 1980 in the Silverdome. Great program under Jim Ooley, before they split into Central and West. St. Franny has always been good, contributing Joe Kerridge to current M teams, the brothers at that other school.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ran into Ernie, Paul, George and Al one time||
at Tiger Stadium on the concourse where the ramp went over to the press box. I was with the future MGoWife. We came smack face to face with the three MLB Hall of Famers and the Michigan Sports Hall of Famer. I was really cool -- began speaking Hawaiian: ubba erba gleeba ubba glurba. Fortunately, future MGoWife is always composed (and very pretty). She had her (!) glove and asked the guys to autograph it. All four men were extremely gracious, and probably didn't mind a cute Michigan coed asking for autographs, even with a dorf like me standing there unable to speak intelligible English. We've moved 4 times since then and have no idea where her glove might be.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Who is Jim Rome?||
Who is Jim Rome?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Linebacker?||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I am very much the lucky one||
32 years and, hopefully, counting.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Hmmmm. In my era, a woman powdering her nose was||
having a pee, in terms considered more ladylike.
I guess I was much older then, I'm younger than that now.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Maybe a time-warp issue||
In my era, a woman powdering her nose was having a pee, but expressing it in terms considered ladylike.
Or maybe I'm just not getting the ironical references.
I do have my Forrest Gump moments: "I'm not a smart man."
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My life is never THAT cool||
Close, but not quite.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My wife and I were at that Minn game, too||
South endzone -- our eldest son was about 6 weeks old and being looked after by some nursing friends of my wife's.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Yeah -- next month.||
It's less than 60, I guess.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You're right -- needs a punchline||
Maybe someone threw a Bucknut and a Sparty in there, never to be seen again. Human sacrifice. After I left.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I am properly chastened||
We'll be back.
Also, I was in MoJo, but in 1976.