|1 week 5 days ago||Not enough roster spots.||
Not enough roster spots. Taking both would be too shady.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ok, maybe it's just a||
Ok, maybe it's just a semantics thing. I meant canned in its definitional sense of "prepared in advance" not in some inauthentic, half-assed kind of way.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Right, that seems to be the||
Right, that seems to be the conventional wisdom. It's just been my experience that it doesn't really correlate, and my sample size is fairly significant. I admit that I'm in the minority (and in a particular field), so if you're trying to land a job, it's probably best to play the odds and stick to the traditional script. Especially in situations like yours which requires the splitting of split hairs to find the "best" candidate. Also, age may have something to do with my non-traditional stance (I'm early 30s). If I was Herm's age, I probably see phone use as a blatant disrespect to nonagenarians everywhere.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I believe the last one still||
I believe the last one still matters. It's a formulaic response to a formulaic interview process (i.e behaviorial/STAR), so showing up unprepared for these questions is like showing up in a t-shirt. It's ritualistic, and if you don't do it, you get bounced.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, most people can't do||
Agreed, most people can't do it, and we don't really prioritize/value it. But if I'm choosing from a few candidates, I'm taking the most productive one, phone-checker or not. And besides, everyone checks their phone on the job, so faking like you won't during a one hour interview isn't that impressive.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don’t doubt that on the||
I don’t doubt that on the whole, hiring managers choose the candidates who dress up, stay off their phones, and have canned answers ready to go. So if you want a job, you do those things. If you work in a field where your craft is gab – and there are several – it probably matters that a candidate can quickly whip up some tale about leading a team through some perilous journey in Uganda or something. (And make sure you throw in somewhere that you delivered the team ahead of schedule, as this is a critical piece of nonsense.)
But in my experience in the transportation sector, we have been just as successful hiring quirky types and candidates who are willing to say “I don’t know” in an interview. The correlation between good interview and good worker has been nearly non-existent for us, so lately we’ve just been over-hiring and then booting the people we don’t like over the ensuing weeks and months. Anyway, we wouldn’t much care if candidates/employees were on their phones. If they can do that and still be listening/productive, then good for them. That’s multitasking, I guess.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm||
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm firmly in the "bring it on" camp. It's just that I think many people were willing to take an unbalanced tradeoff (presuming the divisions are actually unbalanced) to get OSU and M, and to a lesser extent MSU, in the same division. Will people be willing to accept further lopsidedness in the future when there's no proportionate benefit to Michigan?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Lopsided Future?||
What happens if, as expected, the B1G expands toward the mid-atlantic? The natural response would be to put Indiana in the West, right? Depending on who is added, the East could become even more top heavy.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Good to see Norfleet hasn't||
Good to see Norfleet hasn't lost his Trogdor arm.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||what is his profession?||
AHOO AHOO AHOO
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Butterfield||
What will you do with all your bracket pool winnings?
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||The Wooden Award might be||
The Wooden Award might be riding on Trey's performance today. Should be a fun game.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||If you don't love it, leave||
If you don't love it, leave it! U of M, #1!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Too many teachers get into||
Too many teachers get into the profession for moral reasons, and as such, they are wiling to accept far less to work. This grossly distorts teachers' market value. The good news is, the push to "run schools like a business" should help to get rid of some of the bleeding hearts, as many still strongly believe that cut-throat competition doesn't really belong in K-12 education. The incoming crop of business-like teachers will certainly bring something different to the table, but they will also likely demand higher wages for the job they do. Anyway, it'll be interesting to watch it all play out.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||It would be crazy, if it were||
It would be crazy, if it were true. CMU's AD makes, at most, $220k a year (his base salary is $164k). Not insignificant, but certainly not an outrageous salary for a $24 million dollar/year operation.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||This is why people root for||
This is why people root for mid-majors.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I saw LTT this morning. The||
I saw LTT this morning. The weight loss is legit.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I want to know how many of||
I want to know how many of those bunnies Morgan hit.
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||My sense is that McGary will||
My sense is that McGary will probably be a turnover/foul/airball machine if he roams too far from the basket. Also, without Stauskas on the floor, it's going to be brick city from three. But yeah, Robinson just seems lost out there at PF. Beilein needs to try something, I guess. Maybe it's time for "Burke and Hardaway shoot, everyone else just rebound" and hope for the best.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Michigan doesn't have a||
Michigan doesn't have a skilled big. Sadly, we're relying on players that no one else wanted (Horford, Morgan) or a true freshman. Michigan is generally doomed once the ball goes into Zeller, Payne, Berggren etc; They can either help out and leave Hulls, Harris or Brust open for three, or sit back and watch those big dudes repeatedly make bunnies. Needless to say, when M throws the ball in to Morgan, Horford or McGary, Stauskas won't be left open for the kick out.
Obviously, there are other problems, but this one seems like the most glaring.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||If Mattison can get extended,||
If Mattison can get extended, why can't we?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Well, as long as we're being||
Well, as long as we're being scientific, I don't think we can assume these two events are independent.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke uber alles||
Hoke uber alles
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Leverage||
These things are always political, and it's a good play by the military. 1) They get people to "feel" the budget cuts and hate it, and 2) It's a nice response to the "flyovers are a blatant waste of taxpayer money" crowd. Cutting any other 90 seconds of flight time, or simply doing fewer flyovers, would be seriously underplaying their political hand.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Jackie Shipp, OU's former||
Jackie Shipp, OU's former defensive line coach who had been there since Stoops arrived in 1999, was paid 270k last year. Montgomery made 212k. Hopefully Brandon just writes him a check for the difference and sends him back out on the recruiting trail.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Oh. So that's what an oxford||
Oh. So that's what an oxford comma is.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I was standing next to him at||
I was standing next to him at the AATA stop the other day. He waits for the bus in the same way he waits for the opening kickoff. Dude's a one-man dance party.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||Catonio?||
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||Only MSU can start the 14th,||
Only MSU can start the 14th, 16th, 17th, 45th, and 74th best players in their respective classes and still feel like they've been shortchanged. Their team is stacked. And barring a crazy tournament run, they'll be stacked again next year, too. But having zero commits for '13 and 14, and the thought that Harris, Dawson, Payne and Appling might all be gone after next season, has got to be giving Spartan fans some pause.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like to see them||
I'd like to see them implement a 10 game conference schedule and add an FCS/cupcake exhibition game. Both teams get a nice payday, players get eased into the season, redshirt-bound freshman/depth players get to play, and conference games are maximized. If conferences keep expanding, they'll have to do something, and this is probably more feasible than lengthening the regular season or forgoing revenue.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||HTC incredible. It's kinda||
HTC incredible. It's kinda old. And so am I.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Mine crashes if I try to||
Mine crashes if I try to select a post. Design is sharp, though.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Chris Floyd. Here's the Daily||
Chris Floyd. Here's the Daily piece I suspect you were talking about.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||because Nebraska and Iowa||
because the Nebraskans and Iowans used up all the white?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||He might carve out a role as||
He might carve out a role as a trebuchet
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I understand them getting a||
I understand them getting a small bump (or holding steady) from a good showing on the road. What I don't understand is why they seemingly aren't dinged for their close wins. As I see it, MSU has 3 quality wins (KU, OSU, Wisc). But their resume is 8 points away from being total garbage. That just seems unusual for a top-5 team, especially one with 4 losses.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Fran McCaffery. For a||
Fran McCaffery. For a lower-rung job in a brutal conference, he's acquitting himself well. Not exactly young, though.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Either would be a great pick||
Either would be a great pick up for Coach Bielien.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Right now, I'd rather watch||
Right now, I'd rather watch these two skate than the men's hockey team. 100% serious.
|17 weeks 19 hours ago||2014-2015 (excluding Hatch)||
PG: Derrick Walton, So. / Spike Albrecht, So.
SG: Nik Stauskas, Jr. / Caris Levert, So.
WG: Zak Irvin, So. / Nik Stauskas, Jr.
PF: Max Bielfeldt, RS Jr. / Mark Donnal, So. / Zak Irvin, So.
C: Mitch McGary, Jr. / Jon Horford, RS. Sr.
With McGary and Morgan potentially splitting time next year, there's a fair chance we see a 3rd year out of McGary. Then if you consider the Freshman-Sophomore "jump" for Walton and Irvin, and the potential to add about 3 impact freshman (e.g. Devin Booker), I think you've got a contending squad.
I have to admit, if M loses all three to the draft, I think '13-'14 ends up a bubble year.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||247||
These damn upstarts should cease publishing stuff of unverified voracity. It's giving reputable child-stalking outlets a bad name!
|18 weeks 2 days ago||non-burke ball handling is||
non-burke ball handling is still a concern, and M's big dudes can't jump. Other than that, there aren't many weaknesses in this team. I think Minnesota ends up the 3rd best team in the B1G. Quality road win tonight.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||It's accurate. According to||
It's accurate. According to the US Census Bureau, 46.2 million people in the US live in poverty.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||The MSU bball team is at a||
The MSU bball team is at a crossroad. If Izzo manages to land some viable depth in his 2013 recruiting class, and if everyone with eligibility returns, they might be the best team in the B1G in 2013. But if neither happens, they might not even make the dance.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Punting average wasn't my||
Punting average wasn't my point-- Magnus brought that up. My point is that unless Wile is markedly better than Allen, M is probably better off diversifying a bit. Maybe the staff is comfortable with Wile doing kickoffs, punting and field goals in 2014, but based on how they've used the guys so far, I doubt it.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||He's the same guy that||
He's the same guy that averaged 31.9 yards per punt this year. We'll need Wile for kickoffs and long field goals, and unless there is a massive chasm between Wile and Allen, I doubt the staff will want to throw him out there at punter too.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Kenny Allen||
Ace, from 16 months ago:
If Will does get the boot (ha!), I think we'll see Allen at punter in 2013 and M taking a scholarship guy in the 2014 class.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Debbie Downer||
Any chance M gets leapfrogged by Florida if they beat Arizona tonight?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||My guess||
Either Louisville, Cincinnati, or Michigan State
|24 weeks 1 day ago||He committed to Magnus's mom,||
He committed to Magnus's mom, I think.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Clearly the dog is a||
Clearly the dog is the "pull-myself-up-by-my-bootstraps" type
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, he angled hard for that||
Yeah, he angled hard for that job when Jones got it. If they paid him Jones-type money he's looking at a million dollar/year raise. He might hold out for something better, but I don't think his stock can get much higher (in his current position) than it already is.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||It's all about DENARD.||
It's all about DENARD.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I literally died reading||
I literally died reading this. Nice work everyone.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Her name Peggy.||
Her name Peggy.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I saw Denard today. Someone||
I saw Denard today. Someone asked how his arm was, and he said "it's doing good," but when that person stuck out his hand, Denard couldn't shake it without doing a wincing, dead fish thing. Hopefully he's able to take the field again, but my optimism took a serious hit today.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Way to go, now the whole damn||
Way to go, now the whole damn thread is in air quotes.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I understand why Brandon||
I understand why Brandon wants to renegotiate, and from Michigan's standpoint, he has to try. But he's tried to reason, and UCONN said "no". He tried to bribe, UCONN said "no". Now he's using the media to ramp up pressure, and UCONN is still saying "no". What's next? Astroturfing dissent in Storrs? The guy's a shark, and I'm glad he's on our side, but he's in the no man's land between competent and shameless right now. Michigan's stupid for agreeing to it, and UCONN is probably stupid for not renegotiating. Call it a tie and play the game.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||The Replacements||
Spike Albrecht will have more successful attempts and fewer turnovers tonight than Russell Bellomy has in his current Michigan career.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Remember when we went to the||
Remember when we went to the moon? That was cool.
Yeah, It's weird.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Who gives a shit? I could||
Who gives a shit? I could care less what you think.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Considering his strong year||
Considering his strong year at Tennessee and MSU's receiving corps, I'm surprised DeAnthony hasn't made a move up the chart. He doesn't even get the courtesy "OR" designation. Yikes.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||The shoes are a ploy to||
The shoes are a ploy to divert your attention from the stupid-looking warp speed effect on the side of the shorts.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||34-17 Good Guys||
34-17 Good Guys
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like those stats are||
Looks like those stats are from just two games.
Edit: And they might actually be team statistics, not Green's.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Because B1G season is MANBALL||
Because B1G season is MANBALL SEASON, not LONG-HAIRED GIRLY SEASON.
|33 weeks 10 hours ago||Borges probably wants to||
Borges probably wants to murder Indiana's offensive coordinator.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||OP is a sparty. I'm sure||
OP is a sparty. I'm sure that's partially why he posted it. And also why stopped listing BIG members at MSU.
FWIW, Indiana (#134) and Iowa (#169) also make the list.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||A headless Bell is still||
A headless Bell is still their best option.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Ha! I googled "shotput face,"||
Ha! I googled "shotput face," clicked on the first link and found this:
ON-TOPIC BONUS: Check out #38.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||To loosely quote Brady Hoke:||
To loosely quote Brady Hoke: "The expectation is for the position"
|35 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)|
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Catchy||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I know several families with||
I know several families with that name, and some pronounce it QUIET-COW-SKI and others pronounce it KA-KUSKI. I was wondering which of the two Mike used, and it turns out the answer was behind door number three.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||If MSU is "clean(ing) our||
If MSU is "clean(ing) our asses," I think M has regained its rightful place in the in-state hierarchy.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Telling an MSU fan that M is||
Telling an MSU fan that M is superior academically is simply stating a fact, and people who speak the truth should never be demeaned for doing so. This statement didn't become "more true" since finishing my undergrad at CMU and attending grad school at M, it just remains fact. BTW, MSU has a boatload of non-affilliated fans, so if this Walverine thing isn't dead from sheer juvenility, it should die because the argument doesn't make any sense.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||At which point you'll really||
At which point you'll really hate them.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||now that you mention it||
I think Rational Buckeye is hiding something, too.
|40 weeks 13 hours ago||Hokeism||
My guess is BWC has "done some things"
|47 weeks 4 days ago||who da fuck is dat!||
who da fuck is dat!
|47 weeks 4 days ago||1) shit ima be askin him 4||
1) shit ima be askin him 4 sum change
2) shit i couldnt tell u cuz i dont know
3) come on now! what type of question is dat?
4) i would have 2 say bof
5) im fuckin wit a rock or a pit
6) My mom CARLA
7) i would have 2 go with.............. water
|47 weeks 5 days ago||MSU's 2013 recruiting is||
MSU's 2013 recruiting is becoming something to watch. They have, I think, 5 scholarships left, and they need basically all of them to be offensive or defensive linemen. Outside of Riley Norman, I'm not sure who of note they can get. Dantonio is going to need some beneficial attrition and/or scouting miracles to compete in the trenches in a few years' time. I'm sure SPARTAN NATION believes he can pull it off, but it sure as shit would give me pause.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Cheeseheads||
The frozen fromunda of Lambeau Field
|49 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Some Thoughts||
I took the revised version about 6 months ago. Honestly, there's not much you can do about the vocabulary, although memorizing high-frequency words will help some. Also, focusing on the subtle differences in synonyms (e.g. obscure/recondite) and common words that have multiple meanings (e.g. appropriate, intimate) will help as well.
The math portion should largely be review. Many questions are designed to waste your time in calculation, so always be on the lookout for shortcuts that should help limit/eliminate massive number crunching (e.g. division by zero, absolute value quantities equating to negative numbers, etc.)
The writing portion is a crapshoot. Based on my score on this portion, I believe I am only qualified to give advice on what NOT to do.
The bottom line is that a couple weeks of serious effort should get you a score above the insta-cut line at most every school, and for grad school, that's really all you need. If you are planning to memorize thousands of words, I think your time is better spent making a compelling and focused SOP.
|51 weeks 1 hour ago||I'm working on it||
Only 14,318 more to go!
|1 year 1 day ago||No!||
ten thousand spoons = ironic
two thousand spoons = not ironic
Learn the difference, people!
|1 year 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This is a good idea, as I||
This is a good idea, as I don't believe networking has ever been more important.* If the anonymity issues are resolved I'd certainly participate. Also, any suggestions where a poor incoming grad student who will have all classes on the southern end of central campus might live?
*In response to the "every major's terrible" thread, I'd recommend anyone entering college major in "meeting influential people and getting them to like you."
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Smart of them to buy||
Smart of them to buy multipurpose coolers
|1 year 3 weeks ago||<iframe width="560"||
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OuEN5TjYRCE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
|1 year 6 weeks ago||You can polish a turd||
but not in the way that you think.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Digital ribbons always feel a||
Digital ribbons always feel a bit too "NFL" to me (MAKE SOME NOISEEEE!!!!), but the scoreboard looks nice.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Once they turn 18, let them||
Once they turn 18, let them go pro whenever they want and in any sport. Let's end the charade.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Just what we need||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Wide Range of Players||
I assume you are talking about the SG position? Jabari Parker is 6-7 or 6-8 (and possibly still growing) and bouncy. He's a 3 or a small 4. IME, the four guys you list could potentially all be on the floor at the same time.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Couches safe in East Lansing||
Couches safe in East Lansing
|1 year 7 weeks ago||after watching Obi Ezeh wait||
after watching Obi Ezeh wait and wait and wait and then zoom in the wrong direction you mumble to yourself "minus 3."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||His meat and his heat,||
His meat and his heat, respectively
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It needs a maize and blue||
It needs a maize and blue custom paint job.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Compensation numbers of||
Compensation numbers of debatable accuracy:
It was going to cost Illinois a ton to get either coach (it's rumored that Illinois offered at least 2M/year to both Smart and Stevens, and neither was enough). The little schools are already paying life-altering amounts of cash, and this is testing the major programs' long-running ability to buy whomever they want.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Timing||
Trey would have to sit a year because of transfer rules, so he doesn't solve the immediate need for another guard.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Serious question: Is it||
Serious question: Is it actually a Michigan jersey?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Does Chuck have the moves||
Does Chuck have the moves like Jagger?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Aaron Craft||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Ahhh, thanks. I was||
Ahhh, thanks. I was wondering what he was doing.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm amazed that there seems||
I'm amazed that there seems to be a number of good, realistic options for every position. Past classes always seemed to have a position or two whose emptiness we rationalized with insane expectations of walk-ons or improbable position switches. It's early, but there isn't an obvious AHHHH TREY BURKE TO NBA CAN JORDAN MORGAN PLAY POINT GUARD scenario brewing in this class*.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||That's a shame considering||
That's a shame considering Hatch is reportedly a very good friend of Russell Byrd.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I blame this on AC1997's||
I blame this on AC1997's Off-season Outlook
|1 year 9 weeks ago||133% funded plz||
133% funded plz
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Someone please hit it home||
Someone please hit it home with 10k
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Welp, see you again in 2015.||
Welp, see you again in 2015.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||8+2+3 =13||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Only one||
Beilein has already mentioned that McLimans won't be getting a fifth year.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I thought this was going to||
I thought this was going to be about Danny O'Brien; It turns out it both was and wasn't, and that another O'Brien was thrown in for good measure.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Poggi is committing today,||
Poggi is committing today, per TPR
|1 year 9 weeks ago||To a pure businessman, not||
To a pure businessman, not maximizing profits is the only unforgivable sin.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||DeLacouture will visit||
DeLacouture will visit for Texas Christian Spring Game
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Dennis has a Trogdor arm||
Dennis has a Trogdor arm
|1 year 10 weeks ago||When this database is caught up||
KenPom will wish he was you
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's a Polish thing, you||
It's a Polish thing, you wouldn't understand.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 10 weeks ago||How does your||
How does your spreadsheet/database categorize multiple transfers (e.g. FBS->Juco->FBS)? These are probably somewhat common for the "academic rehab" sorts.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||MGoBlog Depth Chart question||
I'm sure I'll feel dumb for asking this, but under the "Position" column, what does the portion in parentheses mean (e.g. QB 3 + 0 or RB 7 - 1)?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Lose the girl||
and bring back the pic of you chillin' in THE PARTY ROOM
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ah, yes. Home of the Cam||
Ah, yes. Home of the Cam Burrows Surprise.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The whole afternoon? He's got||
The whole afternoon? He's got THAT going for him too?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Don't know California well,||
Don't know California well, but according to the Googs, Upland borders Rancho Cucamonga, the home of CB target Chris Hawkins. Further Google stalking indicates Mathis and Hawkins play in the same conference and have participated in some camps and junior days together. What does it all mean? Nothing, probably.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||This is good for bubble||
This is good for bubble teams, no?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||RECENT POSITIVES FOR MSU||
RECENT POSITIVES FOR MSU RECRUITING
1. Success over Michigan (and in general)
RECENT NEGATIVES FOR MSU RECRUITING
1. Michigan's switch to a pro-style offense
2. The ousting of the Tressel regime
3. Michigan's on-field success (and improved sexiness in bball)
4. No RichRod*
Even the Spartisans can see this. They've put all their chips in the "Dantonio is a superior coach and talent evaluator" kitty. Good luck with that.
*Love him or not, a lot of people didn't like and/or trust the guy.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Serious question: Does he||
Serious question: Does he have any basketball skills?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yes, eliminate tv market||
Yes, eliminate tv market redundancy. Kick out Michigan State.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Putting the BTN in populous,||
Putting the BTN in populous, far-flung places is the chief priority. Pitt would be a lock if the school uprooted and moved to New York City.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Izzo: Now THAT, ladies and||
Izzo: Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how you back into a trophy!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||From the Freep||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Looks like John Shurna's acne||
Looks like John Shurna's acne is clearing up nicely.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||196||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Dylan at UMHoops ran the||
Dylan at UMHoops ran the actual kenpom numbers (as of Feb. 28th)
So a win tonight puts M's title chances at 27.3%. MSU is still a pretty strong favorite in East Lansing.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This is a good move for all||
This is a good move for all parties. Temple always felt they were too cool to be in the MAC -- even though they weren't especially good at football -- and the Big East needed to add somebody. Finding a BCS-level football program was going to be a tough sell for the Big East, so they did the next best thing by adding a good basketball school from their core geographic footprint. The MAC won't miss them, and Temple gets in where they feel they rightfully belong.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||One post in 3.5 years. Wow.||
One post in 3.5 years. Wow.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I spent over 120 seconds||
I spent over 120 seconds putting this together, so I'm certain I've made no mistakes. The only explanation is that DGB was swapped with Burbridge when the team was routed through the monkey bread.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||4.25||
4.25 and all-MGoBlog First Team:
QB: Gunner Kiel
RB: Brionte Dunn
RB: Dee Hart
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Aaron Burbridge
TE: Ron Thompson
OT: Jordan Diamond
OT: Jake Fisher
OG: Anthony Zettel
OG: Josh Garnett
C: Alex Kozan
DT: Aziz Shittu
DT: Danny O'Brien
DE: Jadeveon Clowney
DE: Se'Von Pittman
LB: Kellen Jones
LB: Kris Frost
LB: Trey DePriest
CB: Yuri Wright
CB: Armani Reeves
FS: Demar Dorsey
SS: HaSean Clinton-Dix
|1 year 12 weeks ago||We all were swimmers||
We all were swimmers once.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Crab cakes and football.||
Crab cakes and football. That's what Vanderdoes.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It is important to remember||
It is important to remember that the youth football development system in his hometown is terrible and that his coaches are working with players that come from families with bigger concerns than football. I was on the Manual football coaching staff, and I know his coaches. They understand and can teach the game. But I agree with Magnus, though, LTT isn't yet ready to be a M-level starter. This is mostly for reasons beyond his control. Kids from his neighborhood have been told "they can't" for their entire lives. Some lose hope, and others respond with a giant "fuck you, hater."
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It's going to be difficult to||
It's going to be difficult to quantify individual Mgoblog "activity". If you are looking to gather posting frequency data, you could have users:
1. Head to their my MGoPoints activity page
2. Sort data by "operation"
3. Total up (or, more likely, estimate/calculate via beginning and ending page numbers) all the posts categorized as "insert"*
5. Crash Server/Profit
As for quantifying other types of activity, yeah, no clue. Perhaps Brain could help you.
*My oldest MGoInsert date is 05/28/2010, so I'm guessing somewhere around there might need tol be "day zero" for your calculations.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||read more good||
read more good
|1 year 13 weeks ago||continuous variable?||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Or does it behave like CF||
Or does it behave like CF overtime, where taking your opponent's punch early (going second) gives you the opportunity to gameplan an appropriate response?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I think MSU makes a||
I think MSU makes a compelling choice for grad students, especially for those who are headed for lower-paying fields. If you aren't lucky enough/smart enough/connected enough to get funding, saving 30-50 grand in unsubsidized loan debt (at 7% interest) by virtue of attending MSU instead of M is a serious scale-tipper.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||butthurt buckeyes||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This Sugar Bowl trophy is||
This Sugar Bowl trophy is great and all, but it is awkward and heavy. And where will we store it? Did anyone think of that?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Reminds me of this one||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Please tell me aquaman's real||
Please tell me aquaman's real name is Gary.
EDIT: Next time I'll read the whole thread.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||This is a battle of good||
This is a battle of good coaches who are great whiners.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Is it a stetson?||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||technique||
I like how he uses two hands to protect the lambskin.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It looks like the session||
It looks like the session went from 9:30-11:00 this morning and was titled:
“Important Issues Facing High School Football And Recruiting.”
That's a pretty vague title, but if Heck was talking about the recruiting process, he was at least in the topic's vicinity.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I agree that rates for most||
I agree that rates for most channels will increase as consumers are allowed to customize their programming (although the reverse will occasionally happen, too). Bundling, however, is only sustainable if consumers want the vast majority of what they are paying for, and I'm not so sure that's currently the case with TV. The most damning thing, in my estimation, is the fact that all the media behemoths are actively fighting against a-la-carte; It indicates they recognize the likelihood for consumer savings/lost revenue.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The good advice that Yuri||
The good advice that Yuri just didn't take?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I agree. I was becoming a||
I agree. I was becoming a little uneasy about it. I think there was some risk of Hoke being characterized as a coach who is too lenient on talented players. He's too new on the job to not be hardline. When you consider the plethora of cynical dinks in the local media, this was the right choice for the program.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The Iowan Diamond||
The Iowan Diamond
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Stop leaking paywalled||
Stop leaking paywalled content!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Ted Roof! Rusted.||
Ted Roof! Rusted.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I think someone mentioned||
I think someone mentioned that pic embedding wasn't working for main posts, but was working for comments. Try replying to the thread and embedding the pics there.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||You must be new here||
it's pre-madonna, moran.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Kellen Moore finished his||
Kellen Moore finished his career 50-3. The three losses were by a total of five points.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I hope Boise keeps their foot||
I hope Boise keeps their foot on the gas. They have every incentive to embarrass a BCS conference opponent.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Ron Artest = Sports Science?||
Ron Artest = Sports Science?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I LOVE STUFFING SCIENCE||
I LOVE STUFFING SCIENCE CHICKS FOR SPORT. IT'S IMPRESSIVE.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Cool Story Bro||
I've mentioned this in other threads, but I coached FB at Logan's school. It's a tough area and the fact that he's still in school and trying to "get out" is an accomplishment in itself.
A few years back I had a student in class who had academic and athletic promise. He suddenly missed several days of school in a row, and when he came back I was ripe to bitch him out about how he's likely ineligible and his college dreams were in serious jeopardy. I didn't get the chance because he came back apologizing and begging for me to work with him to keep him eligible. I was waiting for the bullshit excuse when he showed me the bullet holes in his leg and side. I said, "Oh, nice to have you back." It's a strange and difficult place.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I'm in the same boat. You can||
I'm in the same boat. You can text your vote in by texting 110635 to Pepsi (73774).
|1 year 22 weeks ago||The hardest part about the||
The hardest part about the GRE is the paragraph they make you write in cursive before you begin the test. I'm glad that part wasn't timed.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Austin White's brother with||
Austin White's brother with the TD.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||It kinda sounds like he and||
It kinda sounds like he and Magnuson are dating.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Well then he shouldn't run so||
Well then he shouldn't run so fast.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Next time use protection||
Next time use protection before sticking it into the 502 Bad Gateway.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I think it's a great move,||
I think it's a great move, and a potential solution to a difficult catch-22. They don't have the luxury of staying in power through a vast network of wealthy alumni and fans derived from years of hegemonic rule. People get upset about a hire like this because they feel threatened or because they are idealists who refuse to accept the true money-war-by-proxy nature of college football. Kudos to Coastal Carolina for openly acknowledging it.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||He didn't get everything||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Don't worry, I'm confident||
Don't worry, I'm confident one of the adults would have intervened.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||This wouldn't preclude teams||
This wouldn't preclude teams from making the FCS to FBS jump. If this is solely a pride issue then there's a reason why those schools are poor: They're stupid.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||So why do the little schools||
So why do the little schools play along? There must be a reasonable explanation, but I've never seen it mentioned. Is it about prestige? Because if so, then I don't understand it because there's little prestige in being used.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Right, but as I've noted||
Right, but as I've noted above, the poor schools have the potential to make up some of that lost revenue. Schools like those in the MAC will get maybe 2 million for their 3 bodybag games. They'll save half that in scholarship reductions and reduced expenses. Add several hundred thousand for additional home games and you are almost there. I think the rich conferences have much more to lose than the poor ones.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I posted this question in a||
I posted this question in a thread about a month ago and I still don't have a good answer to it. This seems like a decent time to re-ask it. What is the glue that holds the FBS together?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||She'll pretty much have to.||
She'll pretty much have to.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||The '/s' now refers to||
The '/s' now refers to satire.
I think it's a good change.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||/s?||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Teams only have to hit||
Teams only have to hit 15,000+ once every two years, and they can use either actual attendance or paid attendance to hit 15,000. I'd guess last year they used University/Donor/Pepsi funds to buy up the unwanted tickets to hit the 15,000 mark. If this year's meager number stands, they'll have to do whatever it takes to hit 15,000 for the 2012 season to stay in the NCAA's good graces.
EDIT: Too Slow
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Playing midweek games||
Playing midweek games actually hurts EMU's attendance numbers. Perhaps the ESPN exposure will pay off in long run attendance figures, but it's a challenge to get people there when some students are still in class and the nine-to-fivers are just getting out of work. It's a challenging spot for the MAC-type sorts.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I hope Morris sends Stern a||
I hope Morris sends Stern a Christmas card this year.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Double Post = Kork||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Thinking about those 70's||
Thinking about those 70's porno shoots is what fuels his desire to munch unkempt grass.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't like baseball, and||
I don't like baseball, and I'm fine with never attending a game or watching one on tv. If fans choose to make players billionaires, that's great. What I don't like, is that if I want any televison programming at all, it requires a portion going to overpaid baseball players that I don't care about. In our supposedly consumer-driven economy, the lack of programming options in tv is stunning. It's a muddy market that is driving these things.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The Far East?||
The Far East?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This looks devastating to the||
This looks devastating to the Mountain West. What's their next move, I wonder?
Edit: Forgot about the C-USA alliance
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'm going with Zone Left.||
I'm going with Zone Left.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'd put M's 300 against MSU's||
I'd put M's 300 against MSU's 300 any day.