Mike Lantry, 1972
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||Well, yeah||
I think you're probably right. What got me heated is the insinuation that the ability to take off and run for yards has ANYTHING to do with a QB's ability to throw the ball. They are not related. There are statues who can and can't throw, and there are runner who can and can't throw.
|22 weeks 12 hours ago||Part of it is history||
TwoFiveAD has a track record of douchey, incendiery posts, so I don't feel too bad. I also consider attempting to argue the same point both ways (like he did with the limited sample size for Gardner) to be dishonest, which is something I don't condone.
That being said, I could probably lighten up a bit.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Yeah, I'm done||
Communicating with a brick wall is proving impossible. I at least hope you're getting a workout beating up those straw men of yours. Make sure to get more fiber in your diet, you constipated geezer.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||What dots?||
It has nothing...NOTHING...to do with Vick being a dual-threat QB. He's always been careless with the ball, at least after imprisonment.
Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez turn the ball over a shitload, too.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Are you like 107 years old?||
Because I can't imagine anyone younger using those meaningless old-man phrases.
Gardner was perfect in the red zone before Akron, so he's probably still the most effective RZ QB i the nation. Also, you don't get to talk out both your mouth and your ass when you whine about Gardner's turnovers, then use the small sample size in your favor later.
Remember 2011 Northwestern? We got burned pretty hard on the ground, and that was one darn good defensive line. Or how about 1998 Syracuse? Or The Horror (forgive me)?
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||What are you even talking about?||
Firstly, you're straight-up wrong about Philadelphia. It's turnovers that's hurting them and they're not QB running much. Vick doesn't have 10 attempts in a game yet...and he's averaging almost 9 yards a carry. That's clown talk, bro.
Secondly, 3 years isn't "forever," as you so boldly proclaimed before.
Thirdly...nope. There's just too much asshattery to dig through.
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Are you drunk?||
There's a whole nation of college football out there and you can't get over this extreme myopia? What's wrong with you? Never mind that you're bootstrapping accuracy issues and the ability to read a defense as if either of those skills has anything to do with running talent. I'm struggling to understand how this comment could get more absurd.
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Huh||
That's EXTRA douchey. I would say you're lucky you didn't direct that towards any particular recruit.
PLENTY of dual-threat QBs can make all the throws. Michael Vick has a huge arm and despite his turnover issues, can be shockingly accurate. Russell Wilson doesn't have a cannon, but he can make all the throws. RGIII can make all the throws. Kaepernick has some accuracy issues, but he can make those throws as well.
Part of the issue is exposure. No, not all dual-threat QBs are good passers. But there are some who could for all the world be standard pocket passers, but their teams in high school or college run them a bunch because it's another tool to use. Thus, sometimes good passers don't put up stellar numbers.
This isn't a baseless rationalization, BTW. I agree that, especially in Borges' system, passing ability will always come first. But you don't have to be a shortsighted dick about it.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||PLAYA GOT TOLD||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, yeah||
I've played center in contact flag football with an all-shotgun offense, and it's harder than it looks. It's not just snapping...it's snapping blindly at velocity with one hand in an awkward position. The hardest part is snapping as you explode out of your stance, as the center can get an advantage by being the first off either line to engage someone.
Of course, anyone can probably snap well a few times with your broskis in the park. The trick is getting good snaps every single time...like forty or fifty times a game, depending on number of plays run and shotgun/pistol vs. under center.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||whut||
One of these things is not like the others...
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, that makes more sense||
Brian's just stated several times that the next site "version" will be a major overhaul, so the continuous prodding or "Brian doesn't care" stuff is rather tiresome.
Maybe you could provide some assistance or insight to the staff themselves, as you're familiar with this stuff.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||That figures||
I'll take this as an admission that you are indeed just trolling.
I hope you get banned.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
That's a little bold, considering the bitchy attitude and name calling YOU YOURSELF put in the OP.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||You must be new to the internet||
I'm not sure JGB is the one who should grow up. You seem to have the naivete of a ten-year-old. Civilized discussions on popular blogs NEVER ensue when anything concerning government action (especially something as contentious as this shutdown) is involved. The data set for those threads on this blog alone is enormous and there's only one possible conclusion to draw.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Pre-emptive scathing satire||
This is why I typically still appreciate your posts.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||If you haven't done this kind of work before||
Then your comments are rather misplaced. The site isn't that glitchy; the server move just messed some stuff up for unknown reasons. Fixing this shit can take a LOT of time, and rather than waste it putting band-aids on everything today, Brian is choosing to wait until the next site "version" is ready to roll. There seems to be this misconception that the site bugs aren't being worked on or talked about on the blog, but this was addressed ad nauseum when the bad stuff first hit.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I don't buy that||
Firstly, I don't believe for a second that the initial pushback concerning Brian's "be nice to recruits" post had anything to do with this perceived hypocrisy. I think it had everything to do with "you can't tell me what to do" and the discussion of interviews with recruits followed.
Secondly, failure to understand fine distinctions does not justify cries of hypocrisy. Yes, I find recruiting on the creepy side. No, I don't think it's the same thing as posting iffy comments on a blog about said recruits.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Or||
Decent numbers of people with similar interests can actually agree on stuff without being subject to mob mentality...and cries of "groupthink" are merely indicative of high butthurt levels among the minority.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Haha||
If last week constitutes "shitting" on people or that the people who were "shat" on provide essential content to this site is both pejorative and inaccurate. "Don't be a dick" and "err on the side of extra-conservative when talking about high school kids" rules aren't exactly indicative of the iron fist of tyranny it's portrayed as by the disgruntled.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||?||
The commenters can be sensitive, but the mods tend to let things go unless they seriously jump the shark.
In my experience with blogging, even the most casual mention of religion or politics gets people banned. An awful lot of blogs are really hard up.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I submit||
that all of those numbers are not only wrong quantitatively, but proportionally as well. I seriously think the contrarians are, at the risk of repeating the same metaphor in consecutive comments, tilting at windmills.
I also submit that the blowup last week wasn't handled poorly at all. I tend to have zero sympathy for those who participate in a free service that someone is providing of their own volition who then complain nonstop that the service isn't run to their particular standards. This blog in particular I feel is extremely lenient when it comes to taboo topics and personal attacks.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Don't be an ass||
Is sarcastic Brian-bashing going to be the new MGoMeme? Are we going to have endless tilting at the Brian = Big Brother windmill in the name of shameless ego-stroking? Does the illusion of sticking it to Da Man really make your manhood any bigger?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||BRT?||
Were they out of BORT plates?
|23 weeks 40 min ago||That's a bit naive||
Of course there are more reasonable places where cuts SHOULD come from, but that's not where they WILL come from. I'm with Urban Warfare on this.
This case already got its point across, IMO. EA was taken down a notch and the NCAA was scared shitless enough to divest itself from EA. I'm much more an advocate of the "stop exploiting players" outcome than the "pay exploited players" version.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||AAAAAAH!||
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||Fantastic||
Now we'll get hordes of Juggalos beating their chests about how Nick Saban was too terrified to play in BEAST LANSING.
One upside of moving away from Michigan is the noticeable absence of Sparty.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Right about Chesson||
On the BTN durrhurr return, Chesson was burning dudes until the last possible tackler knocked him out of bounds.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||You're right||
Let's not go there.
Wow, dropping an old or trivial argument instead of letting it burst into a flame war wasn't hard at all! What a novel concept!
I would also like to see a UFR grade of "death" at some point...although only if Brian UFRs another team.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, just shut up||
I've called TwoFiveAD out several times for being a douche, but this is a perfectly reasonable comment presented pretty well with exactly zero douchitude. There's no need to make this about you.
I think he's right, actually. If Williams crushes his guy to the inside, it looks like there's a bunch of grass outside of him. Or if he authoritatively seals his guy outside, Kerridge gets a more obvious read on which linebacker to clobber. Blocking straight-on and being pushed into the backfield is bad juju.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||That's fine||
Then stop posting and watching games. I mean, the season's over for you, right?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It's been addressed||
It wasn't supposed to happen with the server move, but computers gonna compute.
Like most attempts at fixing what should work in the programming and scripting world, it will likely take hours and hours of figuratively bashing one's head into a wall until it crumbles.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Accurate||
Some people are just naturally gifted when it comes to attracting desired mates, and those people suck. Most of us have to work at it just like anything else.
And yes, the "be patient and wait for someone to come along" is a crappy platitude. No one knows what a perfect pitch looks like unless you swing at a thousand balls.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget||
Trim your damn fingernails.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I'm on board||
Put me on O-line. I'm 6'4" and not built even remotely like a lineman, but whacking people sounds pretty good right around now.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Heading home to Michigan||
A good friend is getting married Friday (the first of my close friends). Today is my birthday, and I'm fortunate to be able to celebrate it in Ann Arbor on Saturday.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||You have it backwards||
We haven't gone off track. We started barbaric. What's sad is how far we haven't come.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Here's how tonight's MGoActivity makes me feel||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Goddammit||
Apologies to jhackney for stolen thunder, but...
|23 weeks 2 days ago||There are few words||
Sometimes people wonder why this planet has so many problems.
I'll point to one answer. Those people making the Kenya comments exist. Not only do they exist, but they probably breed or will breed someday. 'Nuff said.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Aaaaaand you're done||
Have fun beating up those inane straw men of yours. I recommend courses in reading comprehension and/or actual college football history (I was referring to Kiffin's shenanigans at Tennessee, not USC). Not that your interests lie anywhere other than santimonous chest-beating.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Simple||
That encourages both cover-ups and stall tactics. If the people responsible for a scandal can be assured that the program won't be punished in the future for their present actions, they can do whatever they want, lie and deny, then quietly take jobs elsewhere. If the shit ever hits the fan...well, in your world, the people technically responsible might not be around anymore, so I guess the program gets away with it.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Nope||
None of those things are deterrents if a fat enough paycheck is at stake. This is insanely obvious. Couple that with the fact that if a coach wins enough, he will be offered other jobs upon termination regardless of how hard he cheated. See: Kiffin, Lane; Carroll, Pete.
Your little ra-ra line is ideological crap with no practical application. How exactly do you punish "those responsible" in cases where only the coach (or another scapegoat) is implicated? Don't act like the administrators can't cover their tracks.
So in your world, a cheating scandal would erupt, the coach would be exposed as a cheater, the AD would go all Captain Renault ("I'm SHOCKED!") and the coach would get fired. Of course, this would be years after actual cheating happened because it takes forever to build the case, and the cheating coach would probably have won enough to warrant a job offer elsewhere. The school then carries on with impunity and hires the next guy, who follows in his predecessor's footsteps. This isn't hard to understand.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||What a stupid potshot||
Collateral damage is impossible to avoid in this situation. Read the argument above about the cycle of cheating. If you ONLY punish the ones directly involved with cheating, then all the school has to do is fire the cheaters, get off scot-free, and hire the next guy who proceeds to cheat in the same way. There MUST be consequences that send a message, and yes, it does suck that the players have to suffer them.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Enough||
NOW you're just trolling. You're an opposing fan and your only posting history involves bitching about Michigan people on a blog, seemingly purely because you're butthurt that your team hasn't done shit for 50 years. In other words, I don't believe a word you say about "reading this blog daily" or "rooting for Michigan."
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Think he got hurt||
We saw a lot of Williams and Butt, but I think it was because Funchess was hurt, not because he was playing particularly poorly. He had some good blocks and some bad blocks; rather similar to the Akron game.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I'm at a loss||
There were a BILLION of these threads not long ago, and people STILL can't grasp a simple fucking concept? Redshirts are not hard to understand for football.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||That's a good reason||
Also, I think Mattison trusts Wilson to make that tackle. I'm fine with that; Wilson has shown that preseason worry about that position was overblown...perhaps the only worry that was.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Typical||
Is it just because we're Michigan and we can't ever have nice things, or is the consistent band-bashing an artifact of Dunning-Kruger nonsense?
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Sat in the end zone temp bleachers||
Miller looked absolutely awful. It was like he was a matador to the nose tackle bull on pass pro, and he couldn't ever drive the guy off the ball.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Chesson||
How exactly do you over-run a fly route? I don't think that's technically possible. Gardner under-threw it and Chesson's adjustment wasn't spectacular (though much better than Reynolds' flailing on the deep ball his way). The trailing corner pretty much picked it off in stride. Not sure you can put that on Chesson.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
I'm not sure I could stack a more severe combination of ignorance, comprehension failure, and lack of self-awareness into a single comment.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree with about half||
1) I was at the game and you MUST be tripping. 70-30 at the most conservative.
2) UConn is not an AAU member. That does count for something.
3) Bahahaha. For all the talk about Michigan not deserving a BCS bid, UConn as a team that year deserved it less. Big East weakness was the real factor. Furthermore, having more NFL draft picks last season doesn't make up for 5-7 and 2-5 in the goddamn Big East. This is pretty much Illinois every third year.
4) The only solid argument.
5) By the numbers, no one cares. No, I'm not making a judgment as to whether people should or should not.
6) See above.
7) You can't possibly be serious. Rutgers has already captured the few number of shits people give about college sports out here. I live an hour from Storrs and even the UConn alumni I work with often don't care.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Easy||
Because kicking intentionally out of bounds is hard. You can't just boot it straight sideways; the opponent only gets it at the 35 if the ball makes it past that line. Otherwise they get it where the ball goes out.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||This gets to the point||
There's no objective evaluation of whether the highs are higher than the lows are low. It really depends on how each fan lets the highs and lows affect them. There are ways to change this and there are attitude adjustments to make sports fandom incredible rather than depressing.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Haha||
It's cool that he's a former staff member, but the bolded part sounds hilarious in context.
"We're going away from the stuff we suck at and have a whole new batch of stuff for Michigan that we probably haven't practiced nearly as much as the stuff we suck at."
|23 weeks 6 days ago||But it gets worse||
PK has a crazy amount of access purely because he won't report anything that might piss off even the lowliest assistant on any NFL team or anyone who can send Roger Goodell an email. This means any facts or breaking news that might be of actual interest go unreported.
For instance, he hinted in one of his columns that he knew which owners voted against the last collective bargaining agreement. Of course, he wasn't about to divulge that information (which didn't stop him from dickishly lording this knowledge over the reader) because he'd lose access. Unlike a real journalist, he doesn't really have anonymous, secretive sources within the ranks. He just has mutual ass-kissing relationships with operations-type people like Scott Pioli and Les Snead and coaches like Jeff Fisher, with whom he shares an agent.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||lolwut||
Calling defensive holding on a textbook chip would be pure nihilism. There was no officiating error; the whining is pure Spartan sugar-flavored tears and ignores these things called "rules."
|24 weeks 20 min ago||Not bad||
Peter King is an atrocious tire fire of a journalist, but he did hire a couple of decent writers for the new Kinglandia site.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||...really?||
This is a pretty Little Brother email. Putting "DBag move" in writing while claiming the moral high ground, name-dropping as if anyone gives a shit, and spewing outright falsehoods (what "botched referee error?") is quintessential Sparty.
|24 weeks 22 hours ago||Haha||
Because finances are always this simple.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Even before the season||
There were a number of people absolutely obsessed with Smith, seemingly only to appear as foils to Green's higher rating. Now, despite a YPC of less than 2 (yes, small sample size) you have people comparing Smith to record-setting Michigan backs. I mean, seriously?
I don't think Smith looked very good in his limited time. He showed enthusiasm and he might be good in the future, but he's still young and pretty slow.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Well, hey||
She might be douchier than Bielema himself, given her tweet after the latest Wisco game. In which case, they deserve each other.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Derp||
The implied /s was painfully obvious in this case. Poe's Law and all that, but c'mon son.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||+1||
+1 Style Pointz
|24 weeks 1 day ago||uh||
You forgot to add "BURRHURRHURR GETOFFMYLAWN."
Miller isn't exactly undersized. He's a bit light, that's all.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get it||
I realize De'Veon Smith is the popular hipster/contrarian pick, but the super small sample size isn't even a GOOD sample. And Smith has little in common with Chris Perry.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't see it||
But it was probably Wilson playing it safe to avoid a late hit or a roughness penalty. Refs like to toss flags for contact to non-scrambly QBs.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||thief is good||
i once had a laptop stolen out of my house when two of my roommates were home. some people are really good at this thing. i don't know how the locker room wasn't locked, though.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||heh||
That's only true if you're not Northwestern wide receivers. Then your hands can go anywhere and you'll never get calling for holding.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Good riddance||
Bo Pelini is a cock. Booting the douchey coaches in the B1G one by one is progress. Hopefull in a few years, Dantonio and Meyer will be gone, too.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||facepalm||
Is this MGoBlog or ProFootballTalk?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet||
Let's cherry pick and ignore the whole concept of general statements about the composition of a group. That always ends well.
I'm taking a break from the blog for a few days. The jackassery factor is just too much.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||lolwut||
Michigan has ELITE players? I thought that term applied to players who perform at elite levels on the field. We have precious few of those. Also, why do you act as if the upperclassman proportion of the team has somehow increased magically over the past couple of years? We ARE still young. That's just a fact. Ignoring reality makes you delusional by definition.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Welp||
Season over. Let's just all die.
The team can improve quite a bit in three weeks. It's rather condescending of you to totally dismiss the team because of today.
I would prefer some fury over this speech. This was disturbingly calm.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yikes||
I might have crapped myself.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Die||
Seriously, what compels people to do stupid shit like start threads they KNOW will get deleted?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Trying WAAAAAY too hard.||
|24 weeks 5 days ago||While I have this double post||
I might also advocate for a round of Bolivia trips if the banhammer is considered excessive.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Slightly meta comment||
I, for one, am rooting for fairly liberal use of the banhammer in the next few days.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Whoa||
You made an account to post THAT? You're gonna have a bad time.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I'm thinking T. Gordon||
Because he makes contact, but that's not a hold.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Where's jhackney?||
This latest round of threads seriously needs some nuke action.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Nice knowing you||
Wait, no it wasn't.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||AHP||
Big nasty wall o' text.
In before delete.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Die||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Read his other comments in the thread||
This dude feels that "sportsmanship" as we know it today is pussy shit and the real way to respect inferior teams is to drive them into the ground and score as many points as possible. No vanilla plays, no killing the clock, no mercy. Evidently "running up the score" isn't a thing.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Well, yeah||
Yost may be a legendary figurehead and revolutionized college football, but he was racist and kind of a dick. That's history.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||This makes me sad||
Yes, we know cutthroat capitalism involves shitting on your friends and other humans in general just to get a step ahead. Believe it or not, there are parts of the world where this mentality is frowned upon.
Putting in the backups when you're up a ton is a chance to get them game reps without risking a loss. The backups want to play in games, too. Furthermore, "respect on the field" involves knowing when you've kicked someone's ass and not twisting the knife.
I'm guessing you'd go for two after every touchdown. There's this line between "going hard" and "being a dick" that you seem to want crossed.
Finally, if you're going to pontificate about this garbled form of "sportsmanship," try to spell it correctly.
|25 weeks 16 hours ago||Uh, okay||
Borges has repeatedly stated that this is precisely what he doesn't want. He really wants one workhorse back to handle pretty much all the carries.
I guess it would be nice to have backups above mediocre in case Fitz goes down again.
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||What? A neg?||
Who the balls is rob6reid, why does he suck, and how does he have more goddamn points than anyone?
|25 weeks 20 hours ago||Sick write-up||
Thanks for the time and effort put into this.
It might come across as a tease because you don't speculate at the end about Hand's present leanings, but I actually think that reflects well on you.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||Actually excellent||
51 pass attempts against a pretty young secondary is usually a recipe for aneurysms. Pass rush concerns aside, this is a rather confidence-inspiring UFR.
|25 weeks 23 hours ago||Whoa||
Where can I find Dennis Prager's address so I can send him a kick in the nuts by mail?
I would hope that any reasonable person, regardless of politics, would find that column utterly embarrassing. I'm talking Billy Madison-level inanity.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Uh, okay||
I think part of the comprehension issues come from your thread title and somewhat defensive first paragraph. I'm fine with it.
I don't think players and coaches share equal blame in every loss. There are games where the play calls get guys Worst Waldo open and the ball doesn't get there, but there are also games where some stuff is working and the coaches just plain stop doing them for whatever reason.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Now I can't strike that from the record.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Bahaha||
What a bunch of pinheads.
/shows self out
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Cuts both ways||
Mark May isn't slapstick bad like Holtz, but he's obnoxious and condescending and is all about "the hot take." I wouldn't want to listen to him daily, either.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||...whut?||
I agree with most of this, but I'm not sure what you could possibly mean when you say the Irish won the kicking game. What does that even mean? No field goals were missed and ND actually had a missed extra point that was re-tried because Hoke challenged the play.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Holding was inconsistent||
Both Beyer and Clark had their shoulder pads popping out every other play without any calls. Pass rush should have been better, but this was a contributing factor.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Endgame phase||
In my opinion, Brian Kelly is atrocious at clock management.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||whut||
In the case of Ole Miss, this is most certainly not an assumption. There are several pieces of evidence, such as Instagram photos of recruits with piles of cash, super-sketchy details of the recruiting paths of bluechip players, and Hugh Freeze's rather reckless challenge to send emails with details of alleged violations, which ended up backfiring.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Urge to kill rising||
Starting to witness the hundred holding calls against Michigan while Beyer and Clark have their shoulder pads popping out every other play. The recent one against Miller was particularly egregious.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||That's all Diaco||
It's not a new phenomenon. The difference is that this year, we actually made them pay with Gallon. They didn't back off and got torched repeatedly through the air.
Yet another reason why I'm not that concerned about our running game. Fitz pretty much maximized his possible yards against ND.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, what?||
Who the balls is Jim Comparoni?
Looks like he's the publisher of SpartanMag at Rivals, which means being a dickhole is probably in his contract.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||For the love of...||
Why? Just...why? Do you LIKE stirring up shit like a douche?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Cool||
So they can get subjected to even more bitching about valuing quality over volume. Because there's not enough of that as it is.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Agree on most||
Safety play isn't bad, though, IMO...although that could be a function of the corners playing off.
Pass rush will improve against not-giant OL and once the refs start calling goddamn holding penalties. Clark alone had his shoulder pads pop out on at least three different occasions.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Hm||
There's a dick joke in here somewhere.
ND is pretty average and does indeed cover stuff up with a million members. Also, their drumline has been chickening out of drumoffs long before their AD caught the disease.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Questionable PI?||
I feel negative sympathy for the Fig Things. Pass rush was bad, but the DL was getting the BEJESUS held out of them every other play. Like, egregious shoulder-pads-popping-out holding. No calls. The PI calls and the booted ball to Countess was karma.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I know what you mean||
The night before the 2011 game, I ran into dozens of them packing the Main Street bars. They were so nice and approachable, I couldn't even bring myself to take a shot at their stupid corn hats.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
it's like peering through a tiny window into Bizarro World.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||That's just it||
Some of the picks are more about the divisions themselves than the teams picked to rise. The Cardinals will probably have the best season they've had since Warner, but they play in a division with TWO honestly Super Bowl-worthy teams.
|26 weeks 6 min ago||Whoa, buddy||
We got ourselves some J Leman hair!
|26 weeks 53 min ago||I feel confident||
If we contain DeVaris Daniels and hold down big plays, we should be fine. Notre Dame doesn't actually have that many ways to hurt us on offense.
|26 weeks 20 hours ago||Glad it was vanilla||
We got to see some zone blitzy stuff, but now Mattison can release the kraken on the Fig Things.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||It also says||
That this news "broke" at 8:49am yesterday. I don't see how it's possible for literally everyone else to maintain radio silence this long.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Offseason shenanigans||
Rees assaulted a cop in a party bust a while ago.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Easy||
Three new starters against a team with much more size along the line.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Nice||
That's good hustle.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
Nothing's quite as hilarious as a botched extra point, a dumb turnover, a REALLY dumb penalty, or any other Sparty trademark at a key point in the game.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
This is a guy who missed some of fall camp with an injury. His exposure to full-swing college football is minimal, and weight fluctuations often happen pretty much right off the bat for a lot of players.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I'm thinking Washington||
Reducing weirdness has so far been part of the Legends jerseys. 11 is fine for a safety, 47 is fine for a linebacker, etc.
Normally I'd say Gibbons, but I agree with your first point.
Countess would be an interesting choice.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Just fyi||
Your work is greatly appreciated, especially given how much it has cost you personally.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Bahaha||
I'm not sure you of all people should be lecturing anyone about board behavior.
Most of those comments are in response to or concerning the same group of users. I feel they're jerks, dishonest, or just dumb. Negs don't exist for now, so instead, calling them out seems to be another approach.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||As expected||
This thread is filled with a bit of genuine discussion, but mostly poorly-informed takes and whining about the subject.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Blerf||
He most definitely did not say "this weekend." He said "in a game." As in, at some point in their career.
Gardner didn't blame the jitters.
Maybe you can work off some of this excess useless energy by beating up these straw men of yours. Seriously, when you blink your eyes, do your knuckles crack?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Have a beer||
And chill out.
If Gardner throws 2 picks against ND on Saturday, do you just give up on the season and jump in a volcano?
Why do you act as if Central is the worst team anyone played on Saturday?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||All blocking||
Toussaint and I think Chesson just DOMINATED their guys. Like, the kind of block that makes you do D-X crotch chops when the play is over and then pelvic thrust in the direction of the blockee's mother.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Heh||
Cutting off a nice, thick slice of irony right about now.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||ALL IS LOST||
ALL IS LOOOOOOOST!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I like them||
Hannibal Lecter is terrifying. 300-pound Hannibal Lecter is piss-inducing.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This is why||
we can't have nice things.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||In full agreement||
I might take some time off commenting for a while, or even until negbangs come back and count.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Giant straw man||
We're not talking about careers, here. There are most definitely games where Sanders, Payton, and Peterson would look awful in the box score if not for one or two long runs.
You should take away the 0 yard runs where the line busted if you're going to do shit like this.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||FYI||
I'm willing to bet most of the posters are grown-ass men.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||They played a bunch in the 4th||
Magnuson got a crushing block on Rawls' TD, FWIW.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Bring back the neg bang||
Both for the pointless nature of this thread, and for all the evidently blind people who still think Smith is superior.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||WHUT||
If you think any of those numbers concerning the state of the student section the past coulple of years are in any way accurate, you need a few math courses.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I can tell you||
It was the result of GA. There's been an awful lot of complaining on both this board and social media about leaving tailgates early, meaning people were showing up on time.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||The rule itself is fine||
I agree. The point is for the refs to have the discretion not to throw the flag when the lineman is actively engaged and not like 10 yards downfield. Hanging out doing nothing past the sticks is one thing. Lewan's block should have been no big deal.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Good job, Godwin||
But i was referring to that concept in the context of this board. Furthermore, bitching that unpopuar opinions get voted down is small-minded crap that makes me haul out the world's smallest violin.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
But predicting Michigan weather 6 days in advance is quite often an exercise in futility.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Haha||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Older guys||
David Baas and Jon Goodwin are still starting, I believe.
Pierre Woods and Alan Branch might still be active.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||For the record||
There's lately been a glut of stupid shit posted on board threads.
Typically, the ones who whine the loudest about mythical "groupthink" or "hivemind" are the ones responsible for posting said stupid shit.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||That was atrocious||
Refs blew a big one, then proceeded to start ruining the game with a bunch more flags, because of course they did.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||HOLY SHIT||
Not unless they get so hurt they miss the rest of the season.
I have never understood why the whole redshirt thing is so hard to understand.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Something to think about||
Gardner only had 15 attempts. That's a pretty small sample size for any game. I don't feel comfortable drawing conclusions from that.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
For all the whining, the change certainly did its job.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
There's an awful lot of WHARGARBL for a 59-9 pounding of a team with an actual pulse. It could have been even more skewed.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
But tell the douchenozzles who bring him up, who are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the haterz.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Jesus H Fuck||
Furthermore, we don't know what happened. That dude is baselessly speculating.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Really?||
Are you at least getting a workout beating up that straw man?
There's this thing called "precedent." If you're here to troll, leave.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||From the article||
It sounds like he just missed curfew. Which blows a bit, but I'd much rather crack down on that than be LSU or Sparty.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Whoa||
The staff REALLY kept this under wraps.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, screw these announcers||
Did all of them go to State? They just had an orgasm on that last defensive TD.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||BOOM goes the dynamite||
that QB from NDSU is pretty man-beasty.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Welp, that's it||
Another pick for Sparty. QB had a dude wide open and threw it right to the defender instead.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Blerf||
"Really liked the play call"
Where two receivers ended up colliding in the same corner of the end zone.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||As expected||
The dong slobbering of Nick Hill has begun.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||NICE||
Even the BTN guys are bagging on Sparty subtlely. "Surprisingly a tie game."
|26 weeks 6 days ago||HAHAHA||
|26 weeks 6 days ago||WHAT||
I'm laughing my ass off. QB goes out, some dude who looks like he's 14 comes in on 3rd and 10 and tosses a TD. Epic Sparty.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
Did you SEE the 2008 roster? We also did technically have enough firepower, as the only TD was a pick-six by Toledo and we missed a FG.
You'd also think the 2007 team wouldn't go through The Horror, but that happened, too.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I don't blame you in the least for sparse commenting.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
No one has ever said anything to the contrary of that last sentence in the history of this board, as far as I'm aware.
Enjoy beating up your straw men.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
If you're going to intentionally misread my comment and say something that ass-backwards, there's really no point in elaborating.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Okay, enough||
The spread is not a 'gimmicky' offense.
Ideological crap like "have better talent and execute better" ignores the point of this entire discussion. That stuff only takes you so far. What if you don't have better talent than your opponents? Look at Northwestern. They can't recruit like some other schools in the Big Ten, so they find ways to compete. They're doing a pretty darn good job.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Myopia||
Having a gigantic talent advantage, partly due to cheating, is a tactic-busting strategy.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Buh||
Going with the hipster/contrarian pick by fluffing De'Veon Smith, I see.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||lolwut||
Why is Sparty so far up the "admirable" chain? Or Clemson? Outside of a few obvious choices (Penn State), that scale seems to be pretty arbitrary.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Wait, really?||
A very large part of Te'o's rise to the Heisman conversation involved the media narrative about his cancer-striken girlfriend. He cited her in his speech at the Heisman ceremony, which was after he could reasonably cling to gullibility. Given that we live in a world where people DO draw their motivation from cancer-striken loved ones, the public most definitely deserved to know that this one was entirely fraudulent.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||I sure hope this is an intentional joke||
The Tigers player is a DIFFERENT Tuiasosopo.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||The Haden thing is a bit weird||
It reminds me of Jerry Jones' perpetual blustering defense of Tony Romo, although Jones actually does seem to support Romo.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Amen||
The header to the jibblies was pretty epic in its own right.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Huh||
It's intriguing how you can be douchey without even trying.
Contacts come with their own set of issues (I use them, but I also have glasses because they can only stay in for so many hours of the day), and not everyone is eligible for LASIK.
I'm not sure what your deal is with glasses.
|27 weeks 23 hours ago||Excellent||
Those charts are pretty nice to look at in addition to being informative.
Also good to see the word "bogue" has survived the decade.
|27 weeks 23 hours ago||Some more||
-Rutgers' athletic department woes
|27 weeks 23 hours ago||Here we go||
1) Pistol dive left
2) Toussaint on Borges' FB dive obsession
3) 42-10 M
|27 weeks 1 day ago||This is just it||
The NCAA doesn't come off looking good from either perspective here. It's a pointless punishment.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Like, what?||
I don't understand the point of even handing out a punishment if you're going to be that light.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Good point||
There are much better things to do, like take a giant shit on your pillow.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Also||
Edwards wears #17 in the pros. He was #80 in college before the switch.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||whut||
Pointless? Tom Brady's number is pointless?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, WTF||
I seriously, seriously doubt "confusing the crowd" is high on the list of priorities for these guys. Even if they didn't ask for these, they still accepted the offers. Anyone who thinks they were forced upon specific players is kidding themselves.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Bahahaha||
The complaints are stockpiling even higher now. Need a napkin for that egg on your face? Watch someone complain so hard the thread gets locked.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||whut||
You should Denard him in the taint for that.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||The QB thing is big||
Edwards has spent his career in shitty organizations with shitty QBs. Look at Larry Fitzgerald...even he had a really down year during the QB carousel in Arizona. No WR is totally immune from passer problems.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Must not be a lurker||
Berkley has a scholarship to Minnesota.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||lolwut||
I'm glad water is wet and not dry instead.
Do coaches exist that make their depth charts based on recruiting rankings instead of performance? There's a word for coaches who would do such a thing. It's called "fired."
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Eh||
I feel better than I did before, when people were upset after the Hoke presser as if the coaches were scrambling to start anyone besides Wilson at safety.
There's a big fat OR at the bottom of the RB list which could represent ORs between all of the RBs. Furthermore, in the past, multiple running backs have played regardless of their technical order. There's no 3rd down back slot listed.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Totally right||
I'm still looking back to Western 2011 and comparing that lineup with the start of B1G play.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Hah||
So much for the "muh muh muh" about Jarrod Wilson. I realize Avery's injured, but clearly there's enough confidence in Wilson to start him.
After the starters, the rest of the depth chart might not mean much. They'll have situational stuff and probably rotate people counter to their order in the chart.
Shallman's hurt, but listed at fullback. Somewhere, Magnus is doing D-X crotch chops.
Running back order probably doesn't mean that much outside of Fitz.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Welp||
You're wrong about everything in this thread, and I see that as a good thing.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Just shut up||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Buh||
I'll believe it when I see it. I have not been impressed at all by Jackon's blocking...the best one I've seen was on a Hopkins TD where he got his hand caught in the defender's facemask.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||lolwut||
Smith isn't anything like Biakabutuka.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I know why||
We can't have nice things, that's why. Plus, De'Veon Smith is the obnoxious hipster pick to be the better back, so of course everyone jumps on that train.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Should?||
Up for debate, kind of.
Will? Almost certainly. The coaches give considerably fewer shits about the redshirt thing and appear to have their own system where that's concerned.