this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Geographical consideration in||
Geographical consideration in the pods doesn't extend beyond the 4 seeds
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Kissing the S goes back at||
Kissing the S goes back to at least Respert. If you're gonna be an ass on a rival's board, then you should at least have your facts straight.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||That bylaw seems fairly vague||
That bylaw seems fairly vague to me. It states that the committee must award
at least 50 percent of the championship field to conferences that meet automatic-qualification criteria and provide a play-in criteria. The remaining 50 percent of the championship field shall be reserved for at-large teams.
I don't think that the bolded sections quite mesh. Are they aiming for a true 50/50 split, or are automatic qualifiers more important?
I took that from 126.96.36.199.1 Team Sports Other Than Men’s Basketball
I don't think the bylaws are a hindrance to this playoff proposal, but hopefully somebody that has a better grasp of them can explain it to me.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Eh, you're just pissed that||
Eh, you're just pissed that you were so wrong about Izzo.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||I came on too strong in my||
I came on too strong in my original post, but Brian's take on the first Winston assault has been grating on me for a year.
He's wrong in treating the first Winston fight like everything is cut and dry, when it’s really a jumbled mess. Claiming that Sturges was innocent is an example of that. Despite what the “witnesses” (fellow hockey players and their friends) have to say, he was involved to some extent. Another thing is the belief that Winston beat on Sturges so badly that he had to be hospitalized (though not mentioned in this post, Brian has mentioned it before, and it does appear to be the prevailing view on this site). Based on Sturges own words, it’s more likely that his severe injuries came from falling to the ground after he was hit. Same legal outcome, but two drastically different events.
The 20% number isn’t true for last year’s fight and I think it’s an overestimation for the recent assault as well. And last year’s incident was not an unprovoked act.
Brian also said that the current incident was caused by last year’s incident. I think that’s quite a stretch. If they felt the punishment was light, then why the ski masks? The “light punishment” (multi-game suspension, jail time) didn’t cause the second attack; it just changed where it happened.
I’m not saying any of this to justify the actions of Dantonio or anybody on the football team. Winston should have been kicked off the team last year, as should any goons involved in this year’s assault. There should also be jail time. I just think it’s funny that Brian’s attitude on this story seems so similar to the msm attitude that he regularly rails on.
And why are people so surprised and pissed that Rosenberg is acting like this? Writers have to get in their licks when they have the chance because winning makes everything else irrelevant. Right now MSU is winning (yeah, 6-6 is winning for that program) and Michigan isn't. It's that simple. Win and it all goes away.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Rosenberg dislikes Rodriguez||
Rosenberg dislikes Rodriguez and that has been obvious for quite a while. But apparently that bias draws readers, so the Freep isn't going to do anything about it.
It's also clear that Brian has no fucking clue what he's talking about in regards to the incidents at State, yet he continues to talk out his ass about them.
It's funny to see so much bias in a post about bias. Understandable, but still funny.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Your numbers are still very||
Your numbers are still very wrong. I'm going to ignore the work you did for 4 year averages, because in this case, you mucked it up badly. Here are the actual average wins per season for the last 4 msu coaches:
The part that confuses me the most is that you think Dantonio started with a 4 win season. He went 7-6 his first year in East Lansing.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||At 10-2, it seems like Notre||
At 10-2, it seems like Notre Dame would be pretty close to snagging an auto bid to one of those games.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||If Dantonio loses out this||
If Dantonio loses out this year, and goes winless next year, he'll still be averaging 5 wins a year for his time at MSU. What exactly are your numbers supposed to show, because it definitely isn't reality.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||The only real solution to the||
The only real solution to the replay mess is to scrap the system. Then they can (they won't) fix the clock rules and give us back the football that's been stolen from the fans.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||He was also an undergrad at||
He was also an undergrad at Notre Dame.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||You yell at yourself for||
You yell at yourself for having comcast.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||You're Welcome||
Sorry for not linking that guide and forcing you to look it up.
I think that the measurements and spacing requirements only apply to new stadiums, which is nice, but the no benches thing applies to all World Cup stadiums. If all of that is correct, I'm curious as to what the Big House capacity would be with seats instead of bleachers.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||"The wording is vague on||
"The wording is vague on whether bleachers are considered actual seats or not." No, it's not. From Fifa's Football Stadiums: Technical recommendations and requirements - 4th Edition:
There are also specifications on leg room and distance between seats.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I thought you said this would||
I thought you said this would be amusing.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Shouldn't RR already have||
Shouldn't RR already have more than enough incentive to try and win a MNC? Shouldn't most college coaches?
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Who are the Corches and why||
Who are the Corches and why do they have their own poll?
|5 years 48 weeks ago||He also didn't know that the||
How did he not know?
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Based on location in the AP||
Based on location in the AP and Coaches others receiving votes category, I'd say that it's mid to high 50s. Even with such a marquee name, that's going to be difficult to overcome.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Sweet Jesus, that must have||
Sweet Jesus, that must have been a ton of work. Thanks for doing it.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||http://www.sportingnews.com/b||
I guess you can sell alcohol if you want to.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Didn't that only count QBs||
Didn't that only count QBs who missed games to injuries? At the bare minimum, I would expect a starting QB to miss a couple of series per season due to some sort of injury.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Leak and Tebow did not share||
Leak and Tebow did not share the QB job at Florida. I don't think that a true two QB system has ever worked, but more than one QB will definitely see the field this year.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||It's 12 games over 10 years,||
It's 12 games over 10 years, so they aren't going to be playing all 3 in 1 season.
Not a complete future schedule, but you can see that State has some games with South Florida, Alabama and West Virginia mixed in as well.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Where did you pull the raw||
Where did you pull the raw data from?
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Redundant||
playing QB for the Lions=failing as a QB
|5 years 49 weeks ago||beat me to it||
beat me to it
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Bailey's pose is nationally||
Bailey's pose is nationally and historically insignificant. Until you mentioned it, I had never even heard of it.
And technically speaking, Howard didn't get the pose correct either.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I think it's probably||
I think it's probably U-verse. Their captioning is a pain in the ass to use.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||"Hitting someone in the head||
"Hitting someone in the head who isn't provoking you, looking at you, in any way interacting with you, or even aware of you so hard that his brain bleeds is 100% reprehensible and indicative of some severe emotional or psychological issues."
That's not what happened.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I wonder if Rob Parker's||
I wonder if Rob Parker's handling of this story last fall is impacting how the Detroit media covers it this time around.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||The Big 10's not slow, it's||
The Big 10's not slow, it's just that the SEC is really, really fast.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||solid analysis||
|5 years 50 weeks ago||You gotta get firefox. Right||
You gotta get firefox. Right Click, View Image
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I thought each sport had it's||
I thought each sport had it's own APR score.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Strictly from a location||
Strictly from a location standpoint I like the idea of swapping the Alamo Bowl for the Holiday Bowl. Plus domes suck.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Does this essentially kill||
Does this essentially kill their program?
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Going to the Rose Bowl is||
Going to the Rose Bowl is nice, but I think that winning the Big 10 is more important than what bowl you end up in (unless said bowl is the BCS title game).
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Only the dumbest of the dumb||
Only the dumbest of the dumb could think that the Big East is better than the Big Ten in football.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||State was playing for a split||
State was playing for a split title even after Michigan lost to tOSU.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||All that is pretty bad, but I||
All that is pretty bad, but I think that the worst thing they do is when they show an upcoming play right before the commercials.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah, but that doesn't make||
Yeah, but that doesn't make year old bumps any less annoying.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I think that there's an||
I think that there's an MGoPoster using that pic as his avatar. I know that's a completely useless bit of information but thought I'd share it anyway.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||They didn't have new original||
They didn't have new original programming, but they did have a day dedicated to each school. They would show a few of the university's greatest games, big ten short stories and greatest stories. Just prior to this current loop of campus programming they had Northwestern day and I think they had Michigan State day earlier in the same week.
I think that Greatest Stories is probably the content you're looking for and it's pretty good, although I don't think they exist for every school yet.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||RR had already won a Big East||
RR had already won a Big East title at WVU before Dantonio even coached a game for Cinci. You can also add in that Cincinnati had just recently joined the Big East and that WVU is historically more successful than UC.
I'm not saying that Rodriguez didn't outcoach or outrecruit Dantonio (I wouldn't know; I didn't watch the games, and beating =/= outcoaching), but I do think that it should be obvious that the two men were on a fairly uneven playing field.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||what a disaster||
what a disaster
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Why is this being talked||
Why is this being talked about again? Did fox sports repost this as if it were new?
|5 years 51 weeks ago||The weed didn't break his||
The weed didn't break his collarbone multiple times, so I find it difficult to blame his disaster of an nfl career on drugs.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Why? They probably would||
Why? They probably would have been a BCS at large and still playing in a great bowl.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||If Michigan State had won a||
If Michigan State had won a share of the B10 by beating PSU, would it really have mattered that they weren't going to the Rose Bowl?
|5 years 51 weeks ago||At the end of the day, it's||
At the end of the day, it's still swimming and it's not the Olympics. Even as a former swimmer I fail to see why anyone would care about this.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I think that he played at||
I think that he played at South Carolina.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||That's not Phish.||
That's not Phish.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||This isn't on the same level||
This isn't on the same level as the other songs mentioned, but I hate the Foo Fighters' acoustic version of Everlong. IME, it's inferior to the original.
|6 years 19 hours ago||Look at all the empty seats.||
Look at all the empty seats.
|6 years 2 days ago||MSU is afraid because they||
MSU is afraid because they think Michigan is weak? Other than that, nice post.
|6 years 2 days ago||Regardless of the outcome of||
Regardless of the outcome of The Game, if Sparty had beaten PSU, then MSU would've been B10 champs. I think the whole Rose Bowl thing was overblown, especially since MSU probably would've ended up as a BCS at large.
|6 years 4 days ago||Yes it is. I also like the||
Yes it is. I also like the Wayne Fontes Experience.
|6 years 4 days ago||Chitown hit the nail on the||
Chitown hit the nail on the head with this one. I don't understand the need to single out Sparty for something that every fanbase does, Michigan included.
|6 years 5 days ago||If no one cares, then why did||
If no one cares, then why did you respond? Jackass.
|6 years 1 week ago||The pro game is irrelevant to||
The pro game is irrelevant to this discussion.
|6 years 1 week ago||This type of ticket option is||
This type of ticket option is becoming more and more common throughout sports. I think that the sad comment is less on the Lions than it is on our society.
|6 years 1 week ago||These jerseys actually seem||
These jerseys actually seem like an improvement. Wings make a lot more sense than sewer grates. And even though they have 5 fucking helmet designs, I think that they're all still better than this disaster.
|6 years 1 week ago||Why do people feel the need||
Why do people feel the need to post copies of emails that they've sent?
|6 years 1 week ago||His top speed has already||
His top speed has already taken a huge hit due to knee injuries earlier in his career.
|6 years 1 week ago||With the BTN, do any of the||
With the BTN, do any of the conference's games end up on gameplan?
|6 years 1 week ago||can it really be both?||
can it really be both?
|6 years 1 week ago||I doubt his comment had||
I doubt his comment had anything to do with race. Because if Wermer's really doesn't want to be on a team with poor black kids, then I guess he's going to have to find a different sport.
I think it's more likely that he just didn't get along with some of the new recruits. Maybe some of them are just assholes. Being an engineer or an honor student doesn't mean that you can't be an asshole.
So yeah, I agree with Brian; dude should have kept his mouth shut.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Not at all what I was||
Not at all what I was referring to, and probably not what Brian was referring to either. I'm talking about when fans make up bullshit reasons for why they never wanted a particular recruit, and why not getting him isn't a problem. This type of spin is rampant in every fanbase, so to me it seems stupid to single out Sparty for it.
BTW, I do agree with what you said.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Last summer Austin said that||
Last summer Austin said that he wanted to play against his brothers in college, so I don't think that his brothers playing for State was ever an advantage for MSU.
And it's kind of weak to bag on State fans for recruiting spin, when Michigan fans do the exact same thing.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||You're disappointed that||
You're disappointed that nobody on this board used to think that Titanic was good?
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I don't understand why||
I don't understand why everybody is getting so bent out of shape over this article. Yeah, the author is an idiot and there's a pro MSU bias, but I've read much worse both for and against Michigan.
There are quotes from Spartans saying that beating a 3-9 Michigan team is not the same as beating a typical Michigan team, and that the 1 win doesn't mean a whole lot if they can't follow it up. He mentions MSU's abysmal record against Michigan from the past 40 years and the disparity in B10 championships. This is the type of stuff that I regularly read on this board.
The author favorably compares Michigan to LSU, Florida and Bama. He notes that Michigan is pulling in highly talented recruits from around the country and says that if Michigan isn't recruiting enough players from in-state, then it's because the players aren't good enough.
I think that if the goal of this article was to slobber on MSU and shit on Michigan, then it did a terrible job.
EDIT: Any idea why I can't reply to the original post?
|6 years 2 weeks ago||The woman thing doesn't||
The woman thing doesn't bother me so much. It's that she's completely clueless. Even if she were a dude she'd still be awful at her job.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||+1||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Inge is an asshole. He||
Inge is an asshole. He doesn't deserve your kids' respect.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Last year's Michigan-OSU game||
Last year's Michigan-OSU game was irrelevant to MSU's Big 10 title chances. OSU winning meant that MSU wouldn't go to the Rose Bowl, but if Sparty had beaten PSU, they still would've been Big 10 champions.
The Sparton Troll must be even dumber than I thought if he couldn't bring that up in Dantonio's defense.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||That's still not fair,||
That's still not fair, because even the people that love soccer don't give a shit about the mls.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||You could use goal line||
You could use goal line cameras, but I think that on most of the calls where they're really needed, they'll be useless due to an obstructed view.
As for review systems in general, I just don't like them. Challenges give coaches one more thing to butcher and reviews aren't always correct and they're rarely definitive. Just look at Bradley's red against Spain. The video was being used by people on this board to both justify and criticize the call.
EDIT: When would you issue a challenge? The next stoppage? When you have possession? Could non-calls become send offs?
|6 years 4 weeks ago||How would you implement a||
How would you implement a review system? Where would you put the cameras since the tv feeds don't have the correct angles?
|6 years 4 weeks ago||So given a choice between not||
So given a choice between not watching or using the mute button, you would pick the former? Seems kinda dumb.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Because he scored the gwg||
Because he scored the gwg against South Africa in the semis.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||He paid a $22 million||
He paid a $22 million settlement to a kid that he molested.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I think the boos stem in part||
I think the boos stem in part from the fact the he left money on the table to leave Detroit. He took $10 million less to sign with the Ducks.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||It was a bad challenge, but||
It was a bad challenge, but there's no way in hell that should have been a red.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Road jerseys are white?||
Road jerseys are white?
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Doesn't he plan on enrolling||
Doesn't he plan on enrolling early? He probably won't be going to a senior prom.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||It annoys me because of the||
It annoys me because of the prison connotation
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Why wasn't Brian's title for||
Why wasn't Brian's title for this thread "Hey, everybody. I'm a whiny little bitch"?
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I don't think that you can||
I don't think that you can change the size of the conferences. You can only swap teams in and out.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||i don't see OT posts as being||
i don't see OT posts as being a problem. This board doesn't get enough posts for them to be a big deal. I'm much more concerned with having 4 or 5 threads devoted to the same subject.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||+1?||
|6 years 12 weeks ago||please explain how the Wings'||
please explain how the Wings' money is bailing them out under the current cap structure.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||There is no automatic game||
There is no automatic game suspension for match penalties.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||ha, sorry.||
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Does redundancy count as poor||
Does redundancy count as poor grammar?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Would that even be possible?||
Would that even be possible? I think that trying to convert NHL ice sheets to Olympic ice sheets would be a logistical nightmare.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Plus his "columns" are about||
Plus his "columns" are about 5 times longer than any other posts on the site. He just needs to go away.
You would also know which column was Blackistone's because it's the one making every sports story into a rant on race.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||you should get mocked for||
you should get mocked for saying that.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||And even that trophy barely||
And even that trophy barely matters. There's only one NHL team trophy that's worth a damn.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||El Jeffe, you can suck my||
El Jeffe, you can suck my fucking balls.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||you are correct about that.||
you are correct about that, it was a typo. I also had Virginia mixed up with NC State. They were slightly better at 16-14, but still crap.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||That's only on a||
That's only on a technicality, much like how Michigan fans talk about the first tourney win since 98. It happened, but officially it didn't.
Also, I guess I'm gonna need you to go ahead and define athletic finesse, since that appears to be the crux of your argument.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||No, I don't think "that the||
No, I don't think "that the Big Ten plays a more finesse-oriented style than the ACC," but that's not what you said.
What's wrong with defense? Low scores do not automatically mean bad basketball. And is grind it out basketball worse than the ACC's all offense, no defense variety of ball? The B10 and the ACC have the same number of Final Four appearances in the last 10 years.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I'll admit that I'm a homer,||
I'll admit that I'm a homer, but there's no defending this statement:
"little to no athletic finesse in the conference"
That's so dumb that it defies explanation.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Is it really laughable this||
Is it really laughable this year? The Big Ten was 6-5 in the B10/ACC challenge and the ACC's worst team 10-18 Virginia didn't participate. The ACC's best team is clearly better than the B10's best but that's about it. The two conferences are much closer than espn and the national media would like to admit.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||"3) Most cable providers have||
"3) Most cable providers have a March Madness package that has all the games."
Is that new this year? For the past few years this has only been an option with DirectTV.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||It would make more sense, but||
It would make more sense, but then how would they sell the conference tournaments to the tv people?
|6 years 19 weeks ago||http://bracketproject.50webs.|
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Do you realize how hard it||
Do you realize how hard it would be for him to have a bad year? Half of his choices are automatic and most of the others may as well be. He only really needs to get 5-10 teams per year and when you're picking those teams on selection Sunday, it gets even easier. There are plenty of people that do a better job than Lunardi, not only in terms of correctly picking the bubble teams, but in picking the seeds as well. Please don't respect him just because he's on the worldwide leader.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Shocker that when Sims has a||
Shocker that when Sims has a big game in the paint that Michigan wins. All tourney success will hinge on him. Can they effectively feed him in the post? Let's hope so.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Nope. They set a school||
Nope. They set a school record for B10 road wins.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||How do you confuse a message||
How do you confuse a message board with a blog?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||That court storming was more||
That court storming was more appropriate than most. They basically locked up a tourney bid.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Your argument is based on||
Your argument is based on your assumption that Michigan State has been the top team in the Big 10 for the last decade year in and year out. That's just not true. They haven't won the conference since 01. That 7-5 record from 04-08 is not of a regular conference champion receiving high seeds. It's a team in the middle of the pack that gets a seed from 5-9 and wins, on average, more games than it should have. When they were actually winning the conference they made it to 3 straight final fours. I guess the big 10 failed to prepare them back then.
If you want to say that Izzo has maxed his potential, that's fine. I don't agree, but that's fine. But to say that he won't be able to compete for a final four in the future because the Big 10 fails to properly prepare his teams for the tournament is just stupid.
BTW, the Big 10 is 2nd in conference RPI this year.
Edit: If you're going to compare MSU to UNC and Duke, you should be aware that the talent gap is huge. Those schools regularly trounce State in recruiting.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||"I'm not sure that at this||
"I'm not sure that at this moment the gauntlet MSU has to run in hoops or OSU in football prepares them for the big shows or exposes their weaknesses quite in the way that the ACC does for Carolina/Duke in hoops or the SEC does for Florida/LSU in football."
This is just flat out wrong. The Big 10 schedule does a fine job of preparing MSU's teams for the tourney. They regularly outperform their seed expectations. North Carolina and Duke regularly underperform in the tournament even though they almost always get to play their opening games instate.
Izzo may have reached his potential in conference (no titles since 2001) but to say that he can't compete nationally is a joke.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||You obviously know very||
You obviously know very little about basketball.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||He joins the cast for Season||
He joined the cast for Season 8, after Foreman and Kelso left. Be glad you don't know who he is.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||I don't know any Spartans||
I don't know any Spartans that actually read ES. His stuff is pure shit, and I think that everybody knows it.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I still watch a lot of games||
I still watch a lot of games on the network because I really don't have a choice. But I don't need to watch sportscenter or nfl live or around the horn. Other less shitty options exist.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||If you hate ESPN so much, why||
If you hate ESPN so much, why don't you just stop watching it?
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Nope. I think they looked||
Nope. I think they looked ok. They weren't awful and they weren't great, just like most helmet stickers.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||When you say "start using"||
When you say "start using" that implies that they hadn't been used previously.
And I thought they were ditched because Carr wanted to put the team before the individual. Maybe he was just too polite to say that they looked terrible?
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I think that it is worth it||
I think that it is worth it if the host city has a plan in place before the games. In most cases the facilities are put to good use afterwards. But it doesn't really surprise me that China fucked it up.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Yep. Nothing quite like a||
Yep. Nothing quite like a traditionalist who doesn't actually know the tradition.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Why is there yet another||
Why is there yet another thread for this?
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Helmet to Helmet is clean?||
Helmet to Helmet is clean?
|6 years 27 weeks ago||The guy who fucked up the||
The guy who fucked up the call initially should have nothing to do with the review. I like the NHL's review system, where there's a central authority who is in charge of all reviews.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Why would you buy another||
Why would you buy another school's jersey?
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Penn State's loss to Iowa||
Penn State's loss to Iowa would have been irrelevant if there was a playoff because PSU still won the B10. The fact that one loss is crippling is what makes the regular season relevant.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Fox Sports covers Pac 10 and||
Fox Sports covers Pac 10 and Big 12 games during the regular season. The BTN is also backed by Fox and Fox announcers work the Big 10 games. The problem is that they fail to make the most out of this. Using their NFL crews instead of their college crews is a huge mistake.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||I think the best part is the||
I think the best part is the BSOD on one of the macs.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||There is no "Name" section on||
There is no "Name" section on his page, and from what I've read here you get to create your own uniqname, which can be completely unrelated to your actual name.
Edit: So it can't be a current student. Could it still possibly be another early enrollee/transfer?
|6 years 30 weeks ago||So although highly unlikely,||
So although highly unlikely, is it possible that another student/enrollee created this name as a joke?
|6 years 30 weeks ago||When creating a uniqname can||
When creating a uniqname can you edit the "also known as" section, or is that all done for you?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||The Big East really shouldn't||
The Big East really shouldn't count.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||A little place called aspen?||
A little place called aspen?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Still picking up those high||
Still picking up those high school girls?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Was Mike Rowe doing the voice||
Was Mike Rowe doing the voice over for that?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||If he retired today, he||
If he retired today, he wouldn't be a Hall of Famer.
If he plays 2-3 more years, gets to 50 career ints, and earns another pro bowl and 1st team all pro then he would have a decent shot.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||I won't, since CC blows.||
I won't, since CC blows.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||whoops||
|6 years 32 weeks ago||That jersey appears to be||
That jersey appears to be 1981's equivalent to a Dave and Barry's jersey.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Nobody likes him. His||
Nobody likes him. His misinformed and idiotic rants serve only to draw hits to the paper's website.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||State also had the dude who||
State also had the dude who tossed somebody off a 3rd floor balcony.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Danielson was much more||
Danielson was much more tolerable when he was working games with Musberger. At least he wasn't slurping Tebow and the SEC every Saturday.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||It's funnier to just say that||
It's funnier to just say that he ate through it.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||This is the best post I have||
This is the best post that I have ever seen on this board.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah, but in football the||
Yeah, but in football the polls actually carry weight. In basketball they are irrelevant.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Why do you think that Georgia||
Why do you think that Georgia is better than OSU? They don't have any big wins, and they got absolutely murdered by Bama and Florida. Plus they gave up 400 rushing yards and 45 points against Tech.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I don't know about asap.||
I don't know about asap. They're aligned with the Big East in most other sports.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Per NCAA regs, conferences||
Per NCAA regs, conferences need 12 teams before they can have a title game, so dropping a team from the B10 doesn't solve anything.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I'm not seriously a complete||
I'm not seriously a complete idiot, am I?
Yeah, it looks like I am. Sorry for being such a douche.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||You're not seriously having||
You're not seriously having problems with reading and comprehension, are you?
I said "better fit" not "better coach." Dantonio is a better fit at Michigan State than Kelly would have been. Dantonio brought stability. He said he's going to stay there and everybody at State believes him. If Kelly had been given that job 2 years ago, he would be leaving for a better job this offseason.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Nebraska, State, and||
Nebraska, State, and Tennessee all got coaches that are a better fit than Kelly.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||That pseudonym isn't even||
That pseudonym isn't even remotely funny.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Sorry, I definitely should||
Sorry, I definitely should have known that. I wasn't trying to perpetuate rumors or pass along bad info.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Well, a handful of his||
Well, a handful of his players did beat somebody to death. That was beyond his control but it sure doesn't look good. To some people I'm sure that the incident shows he's willing to recruit kids with character issues as long as they can help him win. (I think that sort of thing is bunk, but people are idiots)
When talking about the murder he said this about the players involved: “A number of them were African Americans that had been in that culture of violence.” That generated an uproar and labeled him a racist. I guess there was also a Free Press article implying that he was involved in a murder cover up, but i can't find it.
Here's a CMU article talking about the Freep article.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||You're exactly right.||
You're exactly right.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||.||
|6 years 34 weeks ago||The ACC does have a lot of||
The ACC does have a lot of great schools, and I guess you could consider it a better academic conference. The thing with the B10 is that the conference has always had an academic side and they aren't going to take a Florida State that would drag the whole conference down.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I think that the Red River||
I think that the Red River Shootout hasn't been hurt because it's in the middle of the season and not the traditional last game. Plus it was a non-con game for most of its history, so that probably factors in as well.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||The Big 10 is the best||
The Big 10 is the best academic conference top to bottom.
Every B10 school is ranked in the top 75 of the US News & World Report's college rankings (I know they're subjective, but it's a good starting point) and 5 are ranked in the top 50. Only the ACC has more top 50 schools with 6. The lowest ranked B10 school, Michigan State, is ranked 71st, higher than 33 of the 64 other BCS schools. Every other conference has at least three schools ranked lower than MSU. Plus the University of Chicago is still associated with the academic wing of the B10.
So, that's where it comes from.
For the record, Rice is a member of Conference USA, not the Big 12.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I would hardly call ESPN or||
I would hardly call ESPN or other internet polls "facts." They are numbers, but they're also completely meaningless.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Alabama and Florida have||
Alabama and Florida have already clinched spots in the SEC title game. In certain playoff scenarios, there would be no reason for them to play starters against Auburn or Florida State.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||The Ivy League doesn't||
The Ivy League doesn't participate in the FCS playoffs.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Can't argue with that. Just||
Can't argue with that. Just pointing out that it doesn't have to happen that way.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Michigan wasn't the first||
Michigan wasn't the first school with the winged helmet.
And the home unis have been changed plenty of times. Maybe not significantly, but they have been changed.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||You don't need to get hit in||
You don't need to get hit in the head to suffer a concussion.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Those two classic covers are||
Those two classic covers are the same all across si.com, not just that article.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I say that the comeback win||
I say that the comeback win against Wisconsin and beating Minnesota on the road are respectable wins. They aren't great, but they're respectable.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||That means that Michigan had||
That means that Michigan had no respectable wins.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I would bet that it's ND.||
I would bet that it's ND. Their fans are freaking out over that loss to Syracuse.
Did you spell Dantonio wrong as a joke? If yes, please explain.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Except for which of these 3||
Except for which of these 3 teams qualify for said playoff.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||At least MSU will be||
At least MSU will be representing the B10 this bowl season.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||If that wasn't the shoe, then||
If that wasn't the shoe, then it would be pretty fucking awesome.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Andre Ware||
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I have no problem with||
I have no problem with players transferring, but it's the timing of the transfer. He can't wait until after the OSU game to say he's done?
|6 years 36 weeks ago||It sounds like we're on the||
It sounds like we're on the same page.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||tl;dr Just kidding. I agree||
Just kidding. I agree with a lot of what you posted, but I think that this stems from how he left West Virginia, and I'm not referring to the buyout. He turned interest from Alabama into a contract extension (just about every coach does this, but it still seems dirty) and he allegedly shredded all of WVU's important football documents.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||The biggest columnists are||
The biggest columnists are Michigan grads or Michigan slappies. The bias in the Detroit papers is slanted towards Michigan not Michigan State.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I think that the duck||
I think that the duck feathers are a step up from the manhole cover pattern they've been using for the past several years.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Ha ha. Sure thing. I'm||
Ha ha. Sure thing. I'm surprised that nobody else said anything.
Fuck car dealership boosters.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Fuck spelling.||
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Rich Rod left WVU for one of||
Rich Rod left WVU for one of the 5 best jobs in college football. Tennessee is not of those jobs.
There are several factors that should keep Dantonio at MSU. His kids were born in Michigan, and his wife is adamant about this being his last job. His fanbase thinks that he is a god. Expectations are relatively low; he's not expected to compete for the MNC. His biggest rivals are currently as bad as they've ever been.
The only thing that Tennessee can offer Dantonio is money. He'd have ridiculous expectations, an insane fanbase that would 2nd guess his every move, a much tougher conference, and rivals that are currently elite teams. Plus his recruiting experience is in the midwest and not the southeast.
The comparisons/allusions to Saban are ridiculous. The situations are not even remotely similar. Saban is the ultimate money grubbing whore. I don't understand how anybody could see Nick Saban in Mark Dantonio. Dantonio wants to build MSU into an elite program. Can he do it? I doubt it. But I think that he's gonna give it his best shot. And I don't think that he'll leave before he either accomplishes that goal or fails horribly while trying to do so.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||"I am enjoying this beverage"||
Made my day, man.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||So last year, this group of||
So last year this group of defenders had mental toughness and this year that same group doesn't? And that's not on the coaches?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Where did he brag about his||
Where did he brag about his occupation?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||I hate rushing 2 and dropping||
I hate rushing 2 and dropping linemen into the short zone. Last year, the lions would do that with Shaun Rogers in the red zone. That resulted in a touchdown 90% of the time. Now, that may have more to do with Rogers being a fat, lazy, waste of space than being an indictment of a defensice scheme, but...
|6 years 39 weeks ago||There is a C in tackle||
There is a C in tackle
|6 years 39 weeks ago||That story about the origin||
That story about the origin of the Spartan nickname is not true. Sorry.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Both of those articles||
Both of those articles sucked, but that's not exactly surprising.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Why?||
|6 years 42 weeks ago||The commentary and the awards||
The commentary and the awards are what drive the blogpoll. To me, it's worthless without them.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Warm tones don't mean a damn||
Warm tones don't mean a damn thing if people can't hear the band.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||I also love going to games in||
I also love going to games in barefeet.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||They aren't on at the same||
They aren't on at the same time. Office at 9, Sunny at 10. And Sunny is probably the funniest show on tv right now.
"Am I peeing? If I'm peeing, wake me up guys."
|6 years 43 weeks ago||What has Michigan done to||
What has Michigan done to show that they should be ranked higher?
|6 years 44 weeks ago||It changed last year when||
It changed last year when they brought in all that retarded 300 sh*t.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||He may not have been the best||
He may not have been the best coach, but he got canned because he's black. He's the only Irish coach not to get at least 5 years.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Gotta love the double||
Gotta love the double header.