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|5 days 4 hours ago||This whole thing is gonna make my head explode||
and not because it's so meaningless to the outcome of that game (it is) or because I'm sick of all the coverage (I am). There are just so many important facts and questions that are either missing or being glossed over that I can't stand it. To wit:
1) What was the pressure of the balls as measured by the refs before the game? Was it recorded anywhere?
2) What was the pressure of the 11 balls that are under suspicion? (i.e. how under inflated were they) Lower limit is 12.5 psi, were they 12.4 psi? 12.0 psi? 9.0 psi?
3) What is the acuracy of gauges used? (by the refs and by the NFL) Are they calibrated? Does the NFL know what a gage r&r study is?
4) Where did the 12.5 - 13.5 requirement come from? Manufacturers recommendation? Detailed NFL study? Any data to support the requirement?
5) If the pressure of the football is so important why does the NFL allow each team to supply their own balls? Wouldn't it be much more fair (and easy) for the NFL to supply all the balls and make each use the same ones?
Bottom line in my mind is that until we get the facts (no, I'm not holding my breath) all this conjecture being bandied about is a complete waste of people's breath.
|6 days 1 hour ago||IAPW||
I'm a points whore
|1 week 3 hours ago||Not trying to be a jerk on this, but . . .||
care to share any data? I am not disagreeing, just would like to see tha actual #s in order to make that conclusion.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ole standby||
Bell's Two Hearted. No matter how many IPAs I try I always go back to this one.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Harbang||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Friday All||
Happy Friday All
|8 weeks 2 days ago||In before delete ???||
In before delete ???
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yes!!!||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Stout||
I marched back in the late 80's and Stout was pretty much the only arranger. Great gig for him, as he not only got into home games, he went to all away games and bowls as well. I also remember that he played on the MMB Flag Fotball team. As a football player he was a great music arranger. Still loved the guy though, he was a lot of fun.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Awaiting the "Meltdown" in MI . . .||
snow that is. Need to get my backyard hockey rink set-up and the 24" of pre-Thanksgiving snow are killing me.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Bang a buck MGoHunters!!!||
Bang a buck MGoHunters!!!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Rockford||
the current hometown and BC Lakeview the Alma Mater
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the upvotes DB!!!||
Thanks for the upvotes DB!!!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I was aware of the Friday posbang||
but not totally aware. How does this work?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Perfect||
Those quotes hit the nail on the head, especially the last Mark Twain one.
You shouldn't ever feel the need to remind the team, your family, your country, etc. to "stand by each other". To me that is either a sign that you don't have true loyalty or that you have mistaken some action you don't like for dis-loyalty. I think this video is certainly a case of the later.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Let me get this straight||
Brandon "can fix what he has done wrong" , but this does not apply to Hoke??? And no, I am not sticking up for Hoke, just pointing out how silly your logic is.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Damn, here's to some early||
Damn, here's to some early pos bangin'
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Good Job Putting This Together||
I know many people will want to pick apart some of the finer details of your system but as you have stated, no scoring system is perfect. There may be some things I am not in total agreement on but it does give us a framework as we debate the candidates.
With that being said, here is my personal comment/critique. I think you need to take the top 7 categories (which are essentially "college coaching ability" metrics), group them together and calculate a score. That score should be the starting point as you move forward and there should be a baseline that a coach needs before even being considered (sorry Teryl Austin). From there you need to look at the scores of those other categories and consider them, but they shouldn't drive your final decision unless they are really stand out - high or low.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure I get the point of||
Not sure I get the point of this post, but another incredibly important factor to keep in mind is this was pre-internet with ESPN several years away from being considered part of the main stream media. The media scrutiny was one tenth (if that) of what it is today. Coaches like Bo could say pretty much what they wanted without having to worry about it being analyzed to death within minutes of the words leaving their mouth.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||HAPPY FRIDAY||
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||So if I post a comment on||
So if I post a comment on ESPN or some newspaper's website that organizes a boycot would it be attributed to ESPN or said newspaper? I'm thinking probably not.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Tiny Norfleet||
And on a completely "unrelated to anything important" note - anyone else think that pic of Norfleet was photoshopped??? Jeebus, dude is small or that ND LB trailing is a monster!
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Close||
That was actually Terry Glenn. Buckeyes have a long and glorious history of "interesting" WRs. Carter, Galloway, Glenn, Boston.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Opening victory against||
Opening victory against whoever is plenty of reason to posbang!!!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Nice one, AR. While I did||
Nice one, AR. While I did kind of tee that up for somone, I honestly didn't realize it until I posted.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Sitting in front of my TV,||
Sitting in front of my TV, Short's Prolonged Enjoyment in hand.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats!||
Good job on your first question. Hoke also did a pretty good job not answering it.
|23 weeks 45 min ago||Totally Agree||
I attended the game at UW in 2001 and I would highly recommend making the trip. Did the boat cruise to the stadium which is a pretty unique scene for a football game. Also caught a game at Safeco on Friday night. Definitely a good destination for an away game.