Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
|1 week 5 hours ago||I know||
that a lot of research went into seeing which team is what seed, but....
doesn't this all boil down to "hope a team higher than MICH on the seed lines loses"?
Does this really require a lot of analysis?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Or maybe||
Haslam is the only stooge, dumping who he can to redirect blame and fan ire. Aka the Pistons way.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's about time?||
It's about time someone addressed the o-line coaching?
Been avoiding Michigan fan sites since late September, I see.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The most visited||
sports entertainment blog in the country, Deadspin is one place to find it.
(and just to be clear, that's just pointing out it's been bouncing around a lot of major outlets today, and not an endorsement of Deadspin, which is mildly funny TMZ sports trash 80% of the time; really interesting, valuable investigative journalism 10% of the time, and the most disingenuous, hypocritical, muckraking, misogynistic, unsourced rumormongering, yellow journalism 10% of the time.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone who said||
"he's awful" would have to be a troll, and I'd be shocked if more than one or two people ever said that here. It's certainly not "most Michigan fans" who owe him an apology.
You're overstating the nature of the criticisms. He wasn't playing like a star earlier in the season and that was the nature of the bulk of the commentary, which was factually accurate.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That is one of the worst calls I have ever seen in my life||
Literally. It's a fairly small, not-that-big of a deal, but resetting the MSU shot clock by deeming an OSU player had "possession" when all he did was grab a loose ball in the air that was 2 feet out of bounds and fling it back into the court aimlessly.
I agree with Dakich, I have never ever ever seen that.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||2015 draft||
Given that Mariota and Hundley will now be in next year's draft along with Jameis Winston, 2015 looks pretty top heavy too, at least at the marquee position.
Plus of course DG
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You sure?||
You sure they got a franchise QB?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||What the hell does "trending" mean||
He's "trending" toward MSU? Like 70% of the time when he makes his commitment, it's to MSU? God, I swear high school recruiting "news" is dumber even than stock market narratives, which is tough.
Instead of trending, maybe the post title should use the verb "changing in opinion of some guy who has a job, unbelievably enough, to take moderately educated guesses at where 16-18 year-old kids might go to college in order to get affuent alumni to keep paying monthly subscription fees"
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Hasn't||
Hasn't everyone known that O'Brien would not be there for the long haul? His NFL pedigree and ambitions were common knowledge since he took the job, and he was being offered NFL jobs last year before Hackenberg ever signed his LOI.
This should not be a surprise to anyone, and PSU should be eminently grateful for the time they got that he stopped the school from cratering the last two years when many other mediocre coaches wouldn't have been able to.
No one can ever dare take a job for more money? Except in every other field besides sports.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Record the game?||
I guess this is dickish, but is there a reason not to DVR the game instead of hoping for a torrent to be posted?
And if you have eschewed cable for internet-only TV and willfully given up live sports and depend upon the kindness of strangers to post torrents, then, well, ok
|11 weeks 4 days ago||They also played defense||
They also played defense, against a larger front-court in which they were overmatched, and held it in check. Taking fouls is part of defense. They also committed zero turnovers, drew at least one charge, drew other fouls on Nastic and Powell, and Morgan in particular had several hustle plays that led to possessions or points.
Points and rebounds against fouls is an extremely simplistic way to evaluate their contribution.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||I hate to break it to you||
but no matter how hard you try, you will never be as good as PGA tour golfers either.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||What's a||
What's a "pocket"?
-Devin Gardner, for every game between ND and OSU.
|14 weeks 6 hours ago||
"Twitter" is not a source. It's a medium. Like "word of mouth" or "radio."
You have to like, I don't know, cite to the source that is ON Twitter. But let me guess....there isn't actually one.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Funny||
There really is a tremendous irony that the M game records for total offense and receiving yards are by members of one of the worst Michigan offenses of the modern era, particularly if you look at the peformance curve of the offense over the season.
You'd think that one would preclude the other, but it really isn't the case.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||This thread is devolving||
This thread is devolving into an RR fight, so I probably will not return to it, but this might be one of the more interesting posts on here. There is this constant refrain that "execution" isn't a shot at the players, that at the end of the day, Hoke is guarding his coaches just like he's guarding his players.
But that's a pretty clear shot at the players. Not a good look, even if it's true.
Hoke can't have it both ways.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Might not expect more||
But might hope for more.
I fully believe that he genuinely cares, that he's disappointed. To express that feeling would help people have faith that problems will be fixed and give him some benefit of the doubt.
And maybe he thinks it doesn't matter because behind closed doors he feels he's addressing things properly. But then he (and the AD) better be equally prepared to hear a lot of hot seat publicity next year (which will hurt in recruiting) and realize that they're burning away any public good will and benefit of the doubt they might hope for.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Don't do this||
You don't need to compare RR to Hoke/Borges. It gives the people defending Borges an easy way to change the argument, where there actually is room for disagreement.
This should be purely about Borges and the performance of the offense, in a vacuum, being impossible to rationally defend by any of the staunchest supporters on here.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
that's not exactly true. Devin is not playing well, I'm sure even he would tell you that.
I dont think the takeaway here is that DG is doing well, I think the takeaway is that he's a really great guy, who cares deeply about the team, gives everything he has, and doesn't ever deserve to have his heart questioned.
But that's not the same thing as being critcism-proof for his play, even if there are myriad explanations for why he's not playing well.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke||
I think back to when Hoke was hired. It was a bold call at the time that at first seemed to have paid off because even though Hoke himself wasn't necessarily a great football mind, he's a great guy, great recruiter, and could attract top coaches to handle the x's and o's.
But to be that kind of Les Miles-type coach, whose role is sort of caretaker and general face of the program, you have to make the tough calls with your coaches. I would never want to be LSU, ever, but you look at that approach, they cycled through coordinators constantly, trying to find something that worked, and they never had things as bad as this.
If Hoke cant do this right here and now, it speaks very poorly for him
|15 weeks 5 days ago||If ever||
If ever there was a time to put a "Game, blouses" tag on a post...
|16 weeks 4 days ago||They also||
They also scored 10 points against Notre Dame after Orgeron came aboard, and were fortunate to beat Stanford.
They might just be a talented-but-inconsistent team.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||It's funny||
In a vacuum this post is so obviously sarcastic. But based on your other posts it appears this is actually a serious comment.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||But||
you did invent the argument that someone said he is elite. Youre the only one who said that, the argument was whether "he's not very good" and the stats referenced certainly provide a rebuttal to that.
So maybe lecturing people on careful reading shouldn't come from you
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know who to get||
The argument from some Borges supporters (and I'm not saying you are saying this) is "well, who would you hire?"
It really is an incredibly stupid argument to suggest that there is no one that Michigan could possibly hire that would be better. Somewhere is the next Chip Kelly at New Hampshire, or Rich Rod at Tulane, or Malzahn or Briles at a freaking high school.
And i'm not even remotely suggesting that you have to hit on the next great innovator like those guys. But there are tens, if not hundreds, of coaches capable of running a not-extreme-spread offense that are great candidates. Oregon State? San Jose State? Bowling Green? NFL position coaches?
I don't even know, but just because the average fan can't name the person doesn't mean that there aren't highly thought-of offensive minds that are eager to get a chance to prove themselves at a high profile position like Michigan.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Why doesn't Devin throw the ball away?||
I mean really throw it away. Every play, even when it throws it late, he's trying to squeeze something in, or over the top, or just underneath.
He's got no time, i get it. But sometimes when you have "no time" you still have time to chuck it away.
I'd really like to know how many pure throw aways he's had since the ND game. If someone had that stat, and an average-throwaways-per-QB stat, i would be shocked if DG wasn't in the bottom 10 in FBS.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Are you just||
starting a thread for the sake of starting a thread? To discuss issues you freely admit have been discussed ad nauseum, with no particular impetus?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||On the other hand||
there are a ton of posters who played high school football, but never read any of the UFRs, Space Coyote's analysis, Magnus' opinions, Mathlete posts, Chris Brown's breakdowns...
...and stick to the rote "you don't understand you've never played/coached before, trust the coaches, you guys who are critical don't know what you're talking about, this is their job, they have millions of dollars riding on this."
Like it's impossible for coaches to not be the very best, and not take advantage of all available information. And yet NFL coaches still regularly opt to punt from the 35 on 4th and 2.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I think a lot of people are missing the point||
Space Coyote is making an argument for rational debate. He may be clearly on one side of the Borges debate, but his post is in favor of reason regardless of sides (at least that's the benefit of the doubt I would give him).
A lot of people in this thread are using the fact that he's threatening to leave to somehow prove that he's right about Borges.
He may not actually be right. Borges may be a mediocre OC. There are a lot of facts and evidence to support that argument.
But whether or not Borges is a good OC really shouldn't be the take away point here, and i think it weakens the point of the rant when a lot of people in this thread convert it to arm their own pro-Borges agenda (which, often times, is as ill-informed and armchair as the very anti-Borges opinions that irritate SC).
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
I thought toilets on a cliff was kinda funny.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||He obviously||
hits him in the head/neck area, as the back of the receiver's helmet snaps upwards at the hit, clearly indicating the facemask was hit downward/into the face in the front.
This is open and shut ejection, I don't think there's much to dispute. If you want to say he didn't hit him in the head/neck area, then, well....I mean it's factually wrong but you can argue that.
The rule is the rule, and the rule is clearly designed to reduce head injuries, and I doubt you'd have a solid argument that it isn't doing just that. Sometimes societal values change. We view Roman gladiatorial fights, or even bare-knuckle boxing for 30 rounds, as barbaric and morally reprehensible. 50 years from now, people may think the same thing about football. Shit changes sometimes.
As for knee injuries, they will eventually legislate for that too, but if given a straight choice, every person would choose a lifetime of painful walking over deterioting brain condition that may kill you or make you suicidal before 50.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana's tempo||
Is possibly the fastest i've ever seen. And I live in Eugene. I'm generally fine with "uptempo" but It really does seem to take something away from the game if half the time the defensive team doesn't have everyone on the field, let alone lined up in the right place, let alone set in a stance, let alone executing a defensive play.
A simple rule like you have to wait to snap it until maybe 3 or 4 seconds after the ref sets it and gets back into his position, except under 2 minutes in a half.
It would still allow uptempo, but not "maniac-speed" or whatever Indiana is doing. This is gonna sound like sour grapes after that game, but buiding an offense around catching the other team not ready is sorta dumb for the game. It'd be like if you could throw a pitch at any time so the batter always has to be ready to run into the box, or if you could inbound the ball in basketball at anytime without having to wait for the whistle. Yes, I know it's within the rules, but it nonetheless changes the fundamental concept of what the game is about.
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||A huge majority of people on here||
Are herd mentality one way (FIRE BORGES!) or the other (You guys are over-reacting, we lost one game). Right now, it's heavily FIRE BORGES, but a lot of the You're Overreacting guys aren't exactly being reasonable about the discussion either.
When someone lists a bunch of explicit factual grievances with Borges, responses like "Tell me exactly who you would hire instead of Borges, I want a name because without that your point is useless" or "You're so smart, if running directly into the line for no gain is so terrible, then what play would you run that is guaranteed to work" is insulting to intelligent discussion in its own right. It's not as noxious as "He's fat and arrogant and must be fired", but it's non-responsive in a different way.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Ding ding ding||
There is one primary reason why the Big Ten has fallen: there are fewer top tier football recruits in this footprint (due to population shifts, increased access to sports and increased recruiting exposure for southern athletes, etc). Period, end of story. The best players are in the southeast, Texas and California. That's really it.
You can argue about some other reasons (none of which is the Big Ten Network), that might add some small impact, but the pool of recruits is 95% of the reason.
OSU and MICH can work around that to some degree because they recruit nationally, but the depth will just never be there in the conference as a whole anymore.
It is what it is, but you take the good with the bad and even with the writing being on the wall for the longterm prosperity of the conference's football programs, at least you root for Michigan instead of schools where they think its funny to scream "fag" at theater majors and have a deeply ingrained history of overt racism.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||That's his point||
That's his point, it's ridiculous to vote-gather for an award for high school kids based solely on the fact that one is a Michigan commit and others aren't. These are a bunch of kids playing high school sports, the most deserving should win, not to use this as some petty proxy war against rivals.
I'm sure this is how Jeff Daniels won an emmy for the Newsroom, you see what a mockery it makes of the award.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||There are other poster types||
that drive people away. It's not just the Brian sycophants who aren't helping discourse here. There are the trolls who post about Al Borges for the 40th fucking time. And the mgoblog backlash trolls, who almost always ARE the old school people. None of that bullshit is inciting legitimate debate either.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Just so we're clear||
You are so pissed off, you guys, that you're done with this website (and its free content) and the board on this website because it is derivative gifs and jokes, BUT you want to keep the derivative threads about Borges and so forth that should not be deleted because people ought to be able to post about them, but you don't want to come here anymore because of the thread wars and you're OUT, but why should you leave because you enjoy the threads here.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Just for posterity's sake||
Boras represented Teixiera when he signed for the Yankees, which is really the only point in time that matters for an agent-player relationship.
I have no opinion to express about agents, college football or anything else to do with this thread.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||That was easily the worst thing in the article||
"why should I have to pay for improvements I won't even get to use!!?"
Holy shit is that a egocentric statement and completely ignorant of how greatness (or even simply sustainability) is achieved.
I'll just take my 7 years of tuition back then, along with everyone who came before that yutz, and he can have his own private Michigan of Jay financed exclusively by his payments to the university.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with that completely||
But the "average fan" can still be a fan from somewhere way up in the stands. You still get to go to all the good games and show up late to the crappy ones, you just don't get Section 25 Row 5.
Where's the horrendous injustice?
|25 weeks 8 hours ago||The third map||
is different because there is no mirror on ESPN2, no game on ESPN2 at all at that time. Which is the problem for anyone roughly West of the Mississippi.
I guess to some degree I can't blame them for not making MICH against UConn, which is a pretty weak game, the national game.
HOWEVA, given how bad both UT and KSU are, Michigan is clearly the most watchable team.
So boo this coverage map...
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Two words||
(and the fact that they hand them out like candy, no questions asked and very little education about them to the borrower)
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I haven't seen film||
But a guy with as many rush yards as passing, who is listed as "Athlete" on rivals, and dual threat QB on Espn is probably not the Navarre statue QB you would imagine, even if he is 6'6"
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Running game||
I would bet a fair amount that Notre Dame's rushing defense at the end of the year is in the top ten. That was tough sledding and Fitz had basically 4 yards/carry without that last series of obvious-running-play-is-obvious.
I think the running game will be average to slightly above average, which will be fine if Devin/Gallon stay healthy.
You can't have the best of everything, but the running game is not a liability
|26 weeks 4 days ago||As mentioned above||
Fowler said "tough crowd" to Kirk and David Pollack who were saying Denard was not a good quarterback and couldn't throw the ball.
David Pollack is a complete moron, he provides the same opinions you can get from that guy you know who doesn't really watch sports but is happy to regurgitate something he heard on talk radio, without any support or analysis. They must have spent a lot of money sending him to commentating school on their dime because i have no idea why they continue to trot hiim out for years now.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Why||
the hell would Clemson ever be the aspirational goal for anything in college football?
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||OP is right||
that Ross ability to pay for a new stadium really is neither here nor there about asking for municipal money for the stadium.
OP is wronger than wrong with the "stadium that benefits the entire region" BS. and if you want the people who benefit to pay for it, well the person who by far will derive the most benefit is the owner. so...petard, hoist, etc.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Ask the question to start, is it a "problem"?||
Is there anything wrong with faking injuries? There's an assumption off the top to this discussion that it is somehow unfair. I'm not sure it is. The "penalty" is that the player has to come out for the next play.
You could flip this discussion around and say "how should officials deal with offenses that are snapping the ball before a defense is ready?"
I don't necessarily agree with the following, but there's a basic tenet to most sports that the two sides are giving each other the opportunity to line up and do their jobs, and the best wins, not the one who takes advantage of the other not being ready. Most other sports, there's clearly a pause after stoppages of play for the two sides to line up again. In basketball or soccer for example, you have to wait until the official blows the whistle allowing play, and he doesn't do that until both sides are ready to play. Tennis, hockey, etc.
You can say an uptempo offense is just taking advantage of the rules as written because they don't require a lengthy stoppage, but then so are the guys going down with "fake" injuries.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||After the Sugar Bowl||
I would've sworn Logan Thomas was on his way to being a first round pick. Sure he had flaws, but he was a sophomore with a lot of projection.
Now....he's a senior with a lot of projection. And generally speaking appears to be a worse quarterback.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||It's on Fox Sports 1||
It's on Fox Sports 1, 219 on Directv
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I think||
There must be a godwin's law equivalent to use of "hivemind". Catchy buzzword for folks who are too cool to engage the masses, generally non-responsive to the issue.
It's the single word equivalent of "As a matter of fact I won't, because Wood drastically underestimates social distinctions predicated upon wealth...."
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Were there actually?||
Were there actually a lot of people questioning the "underrated" commits? Or do people here assume there's a popular negative reaction to a non-five-or-four-star and then just play off that expectation?
It's a quasi-strawman. It's also never mentioned when a lower ranked player fails to pan out.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I don't want this to come off the wrong way||
But while Shane is an elite recruit, I'm not sure it's so crazy that he only starts two years here, his junior and senior years. Devin was a comparable recruit and that's what he's getting.
That used to be the norm, Collins, Brady, etc. The Henne situation was unique but if Gutierrez doesn't get injured he may have started for two years while Henne learned for two years. (Injury conspiracy theories aside)
My point is that if Michigan keeps recruiting at the pace they are, it's not really a problem if Shane "only" starts his junior and senior years
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||The track team sucks||
The track team sucks because the former coach decided to focus the majority of scholarships on distance runners in an effort to be an X-C competitor at the expense of having a well-rounded track team.
It's not because of the facilities, and hopefully will be addressed with the Jerry Clayton hire, which generally is regarded as a positive one.
I should point out this is for the men. The women were actually alright.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||If you||
think that an equal amount of 20 year college undergrads get arrested for bar brawls as do not, then I think we're at an impasse.
And those that do get arrested, even if it were a million, I would say they have a character flaw, and no, they don't get to blame it on them only being 20. That's not an excuse. It may be a reason, but it's not an excuse.
And don't get me started on the low character of wearing a Tim Tebow Jets jersey.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I'm so sick||
of the "he's only 20 years old" argument.
That is bullshit, it's not an excuse to be a punk or breaking the law. A million 20 year olds go through undergrad every year without getting into a brawl in a bar, not showing for work because they're drunk, or failing drug tests for work. And those that do more often than not face an actual consequence for that.
Maybe these kids don't deserve any special scrutiny, but they do deserve an average amount of scrutiny for really bad judgment.
|32 weeks 19 hours ago||This is the biggest fallacy||
perpetuated by MSU folks. They lost several close games last year. They also won several close games last year.
In games decided by 4 points or less they went 4-5 last year.
You know what that is....it's about right. You win about half, you lose about half. They just choose to focus on the "tough luck" losses while ignoring the wins.
"Few players recall big pots they won, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the tough beats of his career." - Mike McDermott
|32 weeks 1 day ago||It's||
Andrew Wiggins, going to Kansas this year.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Obviously||
I see where you're going with this and trying to justify that it's ok if someone "just drove to a friend's place" after having 2.5 beers in an hour, so I'll just say the act by everyone who ever drove drunk enough that their driving skills were significantly impaired is as despicable (IMO) as intentionally and publicly slapping a woman, and there is no argument whatsoever that it's not significantly more dangerous. The despicableness is subjective based on societal norms and we could disagree, but the dangerousness is objective fact.
Despite the fact our society is more non-chalant about drunk driving (simply due to the frequency), drunk driving kills a fuckload of people, and slapping women, while despicable and evidence of terrible moral character, does not.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly||
That's a pretty reasonable penalty in today's moral equations. Johnny Manziel was in the middle of an actual bar brawl and got zero games suspension. We could list various Michigan indiscretions over the years that garnered similar or lighter penalties compared to the offense.
People can talk about treatment of women and Carlos Hyde being generally a dirtbag and I don't discount it, but if you're gonna get on that soapbox that he should be suspended for half the year or a year for hitting a woman, then every player who ever drove drunk should also face a similar suspension, for something that's just as despicable and more dangerous.
You're kidding yourself if you ever actually expected more of a penalty, and I think most would have expected less.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||And it only takes him||
making slightly less than 4 out of every 10 shots he takes!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Classic Iceland||
That is classic Iceland FA for you
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Come on||
I know OT is broad, but this is one of the most random posts I've seen on here. A week-old topic brought back to life by highlighting the opinion of someone who it's clear most people on here didn't even know existed, and clearly is politics-baiting to boot.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Is Sumlin a class act?||
Here are two things I know about Sumlin, he made sure the University-imposed suspension from football for Manziel's bar fight was converted into "handled internally" with no time missed. He also suspended some player for their first game last year against Louisiana Tech, then when that game got rescheduled to later in the season and their first game became Florida, Sumlin said "no, he's suspended for the La Tech game, not the first game."
From what I know of him he's kind of the opposite of a class act.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I know you're just trolling for the heck of it but||
the stadium and Crisler renovations, which everyone loves to credit Brandon with, are actually the work of Martin ('s underlings during his tenure....I hesitate to give too much credit or blame to any one individual in a massive organization like the UM AD).
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Clearly||
You've never been to 'Bees After Dark.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Funny what||
Seven days can change.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||So I'll be that soccersnob||
This is not news, BeIn replaced Goltv at the start of this year's Euro season (i.e. August/Sept), got rights to certain US games, as well as Bundesliga, ligue 1 and la liga, and europa league too.
It's on comcast, timewarner and directv, which probably covers well over half the US (just a wild ass guess)
|42 weeks 1 day ago||A raw beanpole 19 year old||
A raw beanpole 19 year old coming off an ACL tear...
...with a dope ass haircut.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Bill Martin||
Bill Martin didn't hire Brian Ellerbe (which is what really set a brief downturn into permanance), and Bill Martin (not Brandon) is the one who orchestrated the Crisler renovations, which were never going to happen before football got done.
The Amaker hire was splashy at the time.
So I don't think you can lay this on Bill Martin
|49 weeks 2 days ago||While impressive||
While impressive, only one of those things is all that useful in basketball.
For a wonderful example of the limited success of hiring based on one year's tourney run, see Tommy Amaker.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks Bill||
Also thanks for the stadium renovation, lining up the Crisler renovations, hiring Beilein, not pimping Michigan for every dollar out there.
Take a significant amoung of good with a significant amount of bad, exactly as we do with our current AD as well.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Well....SECOND team All American PG.
|1 year 1 week ago||What||
What are you talking about "wary"?
|1 year 1 week ago||Well||
Well ya know, there are lots of trees out here in Oregon. There's at least the possibility that was the inspiration
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Totally gave it away||
Totally gave it away
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I really||
I really think it's a case of "he doth protest too much." i think he's trying so hard to not appear to favor MICH that he opts to make it very obvious he's not biased whenever something could be borderline against M.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Pioneer||
Pioneer can have its athletics and academics.
Huron will always be number 1 in gentlemanly club life.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Eh||
I would not say the Raptors are the clear winners, this isn't fantasy basketball where they simply traded Calderon for Gay. They acquired the obligation to pay Gay up to $19M in two years. That's franchise player-money for a second or third banana.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Great||
Glad to see redneck concepts of gender norms are alive and well even among Michigan fans, even if it's just for a bad punchline. You make Coors Light and Buffalo Wild Wings' marketing department's proud.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Perhaps||
you're taking it a little too much to heart, but I'm with you on the "she's not that hot." Unpoplularopinionalert: she's got a bit of a man-face.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Hazard admits he kicked him||
Hazard's apology was "The boy put his whole body on to the ball and I was trying to kick the ball and not the boy. The boy came into our changing room and we had a quick chat. I apologised to the boy, he apologised as well and it’s over. Sorry"
He says he wasn't trying to kick the ballboy, but that phrasing clearly says he did kick him, albeit unintentionally.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yep||
Yep, a streaker, with all his clothes on, standing on the sideline and not even close to the field, with an ID badge allowing him to stand there, who is expressly permitted to interact with the football.
But otherwise, just like that.
It doesn't have to be analogized with any other situation. He's a ballboy who was timewasting and Hazard kicked him.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Ok||
Ok, so he's "trying" to kick the ball out from under the ballboy. So what.
Hazard clearly makes contact with the ballboy, so his motive doesn't really matter (other than it might mean he's suspended for a month instead 3 months).
And this crap about the "ballboy deserves it cuz he got involved in the game" makes no sense. Let's say it wasn't a ballboy, let's say it was a Swansea player doing the exact same timewasting (which happens all the time in various forms), and Hazard kicked him. He'd still deservedly get a red card and be branded an asshole, just like now.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Curiously||
Curiously, SI's front page link to the currently-being played score of the IU-Northwestern game says "Indiana eyes return to No. 1 against N'western."
Methinks they missed a game...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||But the bad news on friday thing||
Doesn't really play here. The default assumption (if he never says another word) is that he's done something wrong in this whole thing. So if he's coming on air to say that he did nothing wrong....you gain nothing by doing that late on Friday.
If no one notices the interview, then the default is to go back to assuming he did something wrong.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Burke really is showing a lot of NBA skill||
He'll never be a lottery pick, let alone top 5, but at this moment he's already playing like Damian Lillard lite, and you could argue Lillard should've gone in the top 3.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The||
strikethrough preserves for posterity the original text, plus the change, so everyone can see the evolution of the post and the author's response to a comment/criticism/error. It's the responsible, mature way of handling corrections.
The fact that Ty Duffy or other Deadspin/TBL-type drivel pushers use it otherwise shouldn't dictate how it ought to be used by an ethical writer
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Alabama offers||
Alabama offers a lot of kids. Not necessarily a commentary on the talent they offer, but it's a wider scattershot than many other elite schools.
Which seems to be working out fine for them.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Well that works two ways||
You can make a prediction that a guy is coming here, then say he changed his mind when the kid doesn't. No one will ever "know" except the kid himself. It sorta makes the prediction kinda useless.
Part of being the "recruiting insider" is wading though the chaff that comes from the recruits. Otherwise, the existence of insiders is worthless (i'm sure many argue that anyway)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'll bite on not getting the reference||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Why not?||
The recruiting "policy" is stupid. And isn't much of a policy if it's broken twice in a week (further evidence that it's stupid)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Because||
Florida beat a better team and should've been ahead of Oregon anyway, based on resume. Oregon played 2 current top 25 teams all season and went 1-1. Despite the shiny offense, that's not impressive.
AP voters do a lot of moronic things, but having the gall to not blindly keep teams at the same ranking from week to week is not a bad quality.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Nutball||
Nutball responses on both sides of this argument set aside, one might argue that it is an extremely rational reaction, with a lot of perspective, to question whether the offensive coordinator who has had numerous questionable displays throughout his two years here is the right person for the job.
Questions about whether a coach should be fired and rationality/perspective are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Because||
Because someone wrote a post about college football, maybe not informative but certainly not offensive?
Heaven forbid an internet mod would ever have to deal with inchoate arguments....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||But with a haircut||
But with a haircut you can really set your watch to.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||And thoughtful||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||What||
What is the basis for this idea that by adding new school X we somehow automatically turn every location from Ohio to new school X into Big Ten fan territory. If we add Central Florida, I think it would make zero difference in the ability of B1G schools to recruit Florida. Adding Rutgers wasn't going to allow the B1G to "capture" the NYC market because no one there cares about Rutgers.
Does anyone in the mid-atlantic care about Maryland athletics? (that's a serious question, i just don't know)
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yaaayyy||
Perfectly timed run (if anything on this field today can be deemed intentional).
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yeah||
This is pretty ridiculous. MSU has wasted probably 4 minutes in the second half trying to set up a free kick, watching it roll back, setting it up again, letting a throwin roll away from the them, etc.
This is not a rant on time-wasting because every team in the lead does it. But the weather is legitimately shortening the game, which is unfortunate when you're the team losing.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||To be fair||
To be fair to Fitzgerald, he was doing it sarcastically because he felt he was getting jobbed on the calls all game, in particular the Hawthorne holding on the kick return TD.
Also to be fair to everyone other than Fitzgerald, every penalty NW got was legit and he acted like much more of a whingey little bitch than I ever would've imagined a middle linebacker would.
I bet Griese took a little joy in the booth on that ending after the clips they showed during the game..
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Mediocre would be kind||
Yeah, to call the O-line for rush plays for RBs even "mediocre" would be kind. Non DR rushing against non-UMASS teams:
NEB: 27 rush, 49 yards
MSU: 12 rush, 67 yards
ILL: 40 rush, 221 yards
Purdue: 27 rush, 63 yards
ND: 15 rush, 71 yards
Air Force: 8 rush, 7 yards
Bama: 19 rush, 42 yards
Even if you exclude #1-Bama-Awesome-Gangnam-Defense, that's 129 rushes, 478 yards, or 3.7 yards a rush, including against 3of 7 games against terrible rush D teams ILL/Purdue/AirForce. Air Force is one of the worst rushing D's in the nation. That's not just "not successful," that is bad. As a team, that would be in the 90s of 124 teams in FBS.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yes you root for MSU||
Yes you root for MSU because you're not as dumb and petty as MSU fans, who were rooting for OSU against us a few years ago even though MSU would've won the B1G had we won.
Course this is all assuming Denard isn't injured and we have some hope to beat Minny.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The worst?||
Anyone who thinks he's one of the worst MICH football player they've ever seen play, even in an exaggerated sense, is swayed far too easily by MGoBlog's hyperbole towards its whipping boy du jour, and probably hasn't been a fan for more than 5 years.
Also, anyone who encountered Tony Gibson as a coach at all gets a free pass (ha! i can play MGoBlog whipping boy piling-on too!).
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I don't think||
I don't think a team that doesn't go to a bowl can be "legit" in this day and age of 6-6 bowl teams who can play MAC teams, a service academy and Indiana State in the non-conference.
They will probably be favored in a single Big Ten game, over the steaming pile of crap that is Illinois. 1-7 in conference is not a legit team, even if they are a little feisty.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I think downvoting||
is because "link?" requests only serve a purpose with some rumor that is just breaking, or there's some question about the veracity of the post.
Requesting a link for something that shows up every Sunday at midday on ESPN's front page seems a little silly, it's not like someone is making up the AP Top 25 rankings.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||WUT?||
In a way, Denard almost has too much time to throw. He's sitting in the pocket too long, until he reaches a point where he has to throw because he's not outside the pocket to run, and then just forces it toward a receiver who is covered (double covered? not in the area at all?)
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That Bama LB video||
I'm shocked that such an informative video would (a) be produced by ESPN, and (b) prominently feature David Pollack.
That's actually good stuff.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I didn't believe that when Kanell said it||
and I don't believe it now. If you have a single defender defending both men, it makes sense to wait and make the QB take longer to make a decision, so that some of your teammates can (hopefully) get over and help out.
The longer it takes for the offense to "opt" the more time you have to flow defenders to the ball.
Plus you have to give Ryan some credit that he wouldn't continual do the wrong thing over and over and over. You can tell he is a smart player from a positioning perspective, watching the way he was reading QB rollouts and RBs in the flat on pass plays, he's smart enough to know where he's supposed to be.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||"we found our guy"||
I liked what I saw from Norfleet as potential from a freshman in his first game, so I don't want this to sound critical of Norfleet, but it's not like he was extremely successful. He has a lot speed, but he will need to actually look for cuts at some point. He averaged 22 yards a return.
For comparison, Tay Odoms averaged 21 yards a return* and I don't think anyone would watch his returns and say he's obviously "the guy" to return kicks for any team.
*obvious caveats about kickoffs from 35 vs. 30
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Danielson?||
Do you mean Musberger?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Separated vs. dislocated||
So I'm not a doctor, but AFAIK a dislocated shoulder is one where the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket and can be "popped" back in.
A separated shoulder basically has nothing to do with your arm, it's about your collarbone and your shoulder blade stretching the ligaments apart at the top of your shoulder and it doesn't just "pop" back in.
Doctor types feel free to correct me
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The shirt||
makes an interesting statement with "then". It just sort of declares what you're gonna do today.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||This has||
got to be satirical, right?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Let's have||
this argument all over again in a new thread!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Right time to sell||
Obviously they would prefer not to sell, but it's the right time to sell, they tried to get him to stay and to prove the team was getting better (which it is), and he still made it clear he wanted to go. So good for them to get what they could for him (23M pounds still seems low to me though).
Also, though it seems a long time ago, except for the last year and a half RVP was basically Andrew Bynum. He was an elite talent who couldn't stay healthy for more than a few months at a time. He was always as good as he has been in the last 18 months, he just could never stay on the field to actually score 30 goals in a season.
Second year in a row Arsenal need another captain. I guess give it to Song until he leaves next year. It'll just rotate on an annual basis as people get dissatisfied and leave. Theo the next year, Wilshere the next...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||200 is over||
For the record, the 200 is over, it was on Saturday. The whole meet is over.
But the first point still is valid, they both have regulated training regimen and to just drop a competitive 100 in the middle of their schedules (or when they're supposed to be resting) is not ideal.
However, I tend to think it's mostly to your second point. She gave it her best shot, she got a great start and Felix got a bad one in the first 100 final, she does not have the experience that Felix has to keep doing all these races, and she probably would've lost by a significant margin in a head to head.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Right||
because the key to being a good golfer is to be as muscular as possible.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Mark Kington's jacket||
Lost in this discussion is Mark Kington's blazer in that Huffpost picture. It's positively Craig Sager-esque
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Reveillere is RB||
Reveillere is replacing Debuchy at RB. Koscielny is replacing Mexes at centerback
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Pot/kettle||
What a fantastic contradiction that the English are calling out others for acquiescing to racism.
They really took a stand for moral righteousness when they had to choose between Rio and JT...(yeah yeah Rio is "injured")
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Except of course||
for Shaq, who is atrocious, makes zero insightful comments, cannot react with the rest of the folks on the fly, plants one dumb catchphrase per highlight reel, then gives some stupid, false-self-confident statement ribbing Barkley's playing career, while Barkley sits there not looking him in the eye, clearly having no respect for Shaq, his "humor" or his analysis.
But other than that, yes, the Inside the NBA crew is fantastic.
God Shaq is killing that show.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Some random||
Some random recruit from the past who committed elsewhere!
psych!! LOL ROTFLMAO
/select all, copy, paste, in next "buckle up" thread.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Agreed||
7 caps is actually quite a few at an international level, especially if you're at the tier where you're fighting to get looks. He's too small to be a physical striker and doesn't have international speed or on the ball skill to make up for it, and those USMNT games were against some less than top level talent. Also as you alluded to, he blew that clear chance in the Gold Cup.
I'd rather spend time looking at the youngsters than a guy who'll be 31 by the next World Cup, and the kindest way to put his past performances is that he hasn't shown he CAN hack it in many opportunities, even if he hasn't definitively written himself off the team forever.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||David Terrell, DB||
I did not recall David Terrell playing defensive back at all. I guess that was the reverse-Woodson effect in those days.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Kevin Garnett||
was a while ago, probably ought to get over it.
I agree it woulda been nice though.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I don't know if that's true||
Are there years of proof that drafting based on measurables doesn't work? Or are those failures just the most publicized anecdotes?
Obviously you can come up with a million examples of a guy without great measurables who was drafted late and is successful, but that's sort of like arguing recruiting rankings don't matter because look at all the 2-3 stars who become all-conference. The total numbers of 5th round-undrafted picks are so different from, say, the number of first rounders, that it's basically useless information.
And there are tons of guys who were great in college, who didn't have "NFL-measurables," were drafted late/undrafted, and failed in the NFL or never made it all. Which "proves" the opposite.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Gervinho||
He's been fine, but not impactful. He was better at the start of the season, taking on defenders and creating in the box, and at the time it seemed like the finishing would come.
Then, if you watched the African Cup of Nations championship game, you saw him DECLINE TO TAKE A PENALTY! Ivory Coast took 7 or 8 penalties, he ducked out of the first 5, then when they needed someone, he shook his head. Ridiculous.
Anyway, the point is it's clear that he's not a scorer, he's not a finisher, and that part of his game doesn't exist, so he's basically early-stage Theo but a little slower with a little more on-the-ball skill (Theo has since become a solid though not exceptional scorer). I don't think he has a long term place if the squad is actually upgraded.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||No||
YOU'RE the dumbest (old) sport in America!!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Meyer is talking about Kelly-Oregon, not Belotti-Oregon||
You know how many yards Blount rushed for under Chip Kelly? 82 yards total.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||This is "that's so 30 seconds ago" taken too far||
Valuable information for people who don't click on every dumbass topic gets posted within a thread that provides no new information or insight in its opening post, which a reasonable reader would skip because many people don't care to read a thread about mgoblog users' predictions of the score or events of a meaningless scrimmage.
And then someone else has the audacity to post a meaningful, useful thread title that actually conveys information.....and he/she gets shit on because he/she thought the rest of us didn't want to read through a useless pre-spring game spring game open thread.
Which thread is a greater waste of space: "let's predict the score for the spring game!!" or "the game might be moved indoors and no longer available to the public"
|1 year 48 weeks ago||You can dislike||
his music certainly, but John Mayer is a phenomenal guitar player when he's not doing pop songs.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Well just goes to show||
If you play dirty, foul, punch, play-act, and whine, good things eventually come your way.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||And that's why||
Sean Johnson wasn't starting
|1 year 50 weeks ago||It's the third game||
It's the third game in 5 days, these guys are all tired, that's a large part of why this game is a lot of scrambling.
And the quality is only gonna get worse over the last 20 minutes here as these guys completely wear out.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Good||
We're back to the "I'm more MICHIGAN! than you" line of arguing.
This is the worst thing the Rodriguez era brought, that people have to whip their Michigan Man credentials out like a dick on the table to prove themselves.
If you root for Michigan, you emotionally respond to wins and losses, then it doens't matter if you were in the room with Bo, or you bought an M hat at walmart when you were 12 then went to Eastern, you can count yourself a Michigan fan and you shouldn't have to post your resume about why you're one of the real Michigan fans who get it.
We all know what Section 1's deal is, and despite his crackpot, tinfoil conspiracy theories about Carr, the administration, Brandon and the Freep (that one's only partially crackpot), he's stil a Michigan fan.
You can call his argument's stupid or ridiculous, but to set yourself up as a REAL MICHIGAN MAN, with the obvious connotation that everyone else isn't, is quite frankly imbecilic and the worst characteristic of Michigan arrogance. The whole universe of fans make the University and the athletics program what it is.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||"all evidence..."||
"all evidence just sems to point to these players working with him not peaking"
except of course molk putting up the best numbers of any olineman.
maybe it's just that sometimes guys have it that day and sometimes they don't. i'm guessing the strength coach at OSU isn't terrible and yet Mike Adams, one of the top OTs, can only get 17 reps or whatever. wes welker catches wide open passes almost all of the time. billy cundiff makes 30 yard field goals almost all of the time.
sometimes guys just don't quite get done what they want/expect to get done.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The combine is useful||
The combine is absolutely useful for exactly the above poster's point: determining how fast Junior can run a 40. And that's all it purports to do. The rest is armchair internet scouts layering their own meaning onto the results.
So when coldnjl says "i don't believe he ran a 4.5", well, that's an objectively wrong statement. When UMgradMSUdad says "this is a more accurate measurement of how fast he runs a 40 than your eyes", then that's definitely right.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Jermaine Gonzales||
Jermaine Gonzales was on the basketball team. You should remember him as not-quite-Antwan Randle El for us back in the early 2000s.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Confirmation that Kelly met with the Bucs||
Has already come down from Adam Schefter and the Tampa Bay Times. And that he met with them last week. Schefter's tweet was something like "as reported in Portland, Kelly did meet with the Bucs last week" which makes it sound like he knew about this and was sitting on it.
And Oregon boards have a quote from someone in the UO athletic department that they had no clue he was meeting with NFL folks.
So it's clear he met with the Bucs, and if he pissed off the AD, then even though no deal is done yet, Kelly's probably going to do whatever he needs to do to get a deal done with the Bucs.
Duck message boards are in full HOLY SHIT mode and already assuming a godfather offer to Chris Petersen.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Coach JB||
ripping into THJ going into this TO.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This makes you||
the complete opposite of Dan Dakich
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It reminded me of|
|2 years 9 weeks ago||IMO||
IMO Blake was getting a little too much criticism on the liveblog, he had some extremely challenging assignments which, frankly, were dependent upon a defensive line/blitz that just flat out didn't get there in time.
If you're on an island, it kinda sucks if you blanket a guy for 4 seconds and on the 5th second the WR gets a bit of space and therefore you're "not that good" as a corner.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||A first round pick||
If he's a first round pick, he's not going to be playing college QB. No MLB team would allow that. I agree that the quality of the college baseball team of the school he chooses won't be a factor, but the risk is he's a top tier football talent who never sees the gridiron (a la Carl Crawford, Joe Mauer, etc.)
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Morris Claiborne||
showing why he's gonna be a higher pick than Mathieu.
What a good corner
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah||
upon further review, I agree.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Wow||
I'm really glad they didn't call that GLARING block in the back after he made his first move to spring to his right.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Thank you||
Yes, it has nothing to do with top 14 anymore (probably).
It is now only about available at large spots
This seems to be lost on a LOT of people
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Incorrect||
Houston essentially represented "Non-AQ BCS team". If it's not Houston, it's the next non-AQ team in line because the Big East sucks so much. So Houston's "slot" in the BCS is still going to be taken by (probably TCU).
Which takes us back to why we were rooting for Georgia in the first place. In part it was to get to the top 14, but it was also so that they wouldn't force LSU to take a BCS at-large spot.
The concern at this point after Houston has lost (and they will drop behind us for sure) isn't the top 14, it's whether there will be an at-large spot available for us.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Tino Sunseri is not good||
Wow, I am shocked at how terrible Sunseri's decision making was on the last two possessions there. He had no internal clock, no concept of when to dump the ball or feeling pressure, no concept of down and distance, no concept of time remaining.
He took like 4 or 5 sacks on the last 2 drives when all they needed was about 20 yards to get a field goal to win.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I tried||
rationality on this one back when it first started. You catch as much "flamebait" as posting negative player rumors.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Oregon doesn't really matter||
Oregon is still going to the Pac 12 CG (barring a shocking loss to Oregon State) to play an awful ASU team or an awful UCLA team, so the Oregon loss doesn't do a whole lot without other really surprising results.
The Oklahoma loss on the other hand is great, because the loser of Oklahoma State/Oklahoma is probably out now. I think at this point, beat OSU and we're in.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Wrong thread||
and wrong website for that kinda bullshit.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yes||
They're not a national championship caliber team but they're still probably the "best" team in the conference. in games against the three next best teams in the league (MSU, Neb and the current level of OSU) they lost two of them in away games in the closest possible manner, while destroying the third.
In any neutral field playoff among B1G teams Wisco would justifiably still be the favorite. Maybe OSU at this point, but who knows with that team.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Andrew Luck||
1st round football talent.
Late round or undrafted media persona/marketability.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yeah||
Ok. Just thought i'd check.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Right||
but the problem with all these reviews, is that it's not when something happens, it's when an official signals for it. There's no way that Kiffin got a TO and the ref signaled it all within one second (really, half a second).
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Lane Kiffin||
is such a douche. He just seems so dumb.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Herbie is right||
there was a second left, but he was down in bounds
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Well||
the fact that you wanted to post THIS is why there's a points threshold
|2 years 19 weeks ago||You know||
Are we sure Michigan isn't the best B1G team?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||We will beat this||
shitshow of an OSU team.
We. Will. Beat. Them.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||That ball||
is not even close to catchable, it's 5 yards out of bounds
|2 years 19 weeks ago||No||
Nebraska already has a loss, so if we win out, they have two losses, two-way tie with MSU, we lose that.
Now, I certainly wouldn't put it past Sparty to derp another game.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||What a fucking duck||
he threw up there.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Scored too quickly||
Abrederis shoulda sat down on the 1 yard line.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I know this is a common sentiment||
that they're not as good as the media thought. But it should be said that the firepower of this fully armed and operational OSU defense looks legit, like perhaps the best in the conference. And MSU at home, as we know is a tough task.
Prior to this they blew the doors off of Nebraska.
Wisco is prone to some huge errors, but otherwise they look to be about as good as most top of the conference teams, which is pretty good but not national championship caliber, and certainly not unstoppable against good opponents.
As I said earlier, you can say they're overrated, but who exactly is a better team in the B1G?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||So fullback lead blocker||
leaves the game, you know it's going to be Braxton Miller run, and he just blows by everyone.
Gah! We really better beat these fuckers.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||There's the Braxton Miller||
I'm accustomed to seeing. That 3rd down throw was atrocious
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Wicked awesome||
playfake from Luck and he walks in to give them 4 point lead, 24-20
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Whoa||
Andrew Luck's wrist play card is on his center I think. He reads off the center's wrist playcard in the huddle.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||So then||
who is the cream of the conference?
The team that beat them at home on a hail mary? Nebraska, who they destroyed?
Somebody has to be the best team, even if they have warts.
Warts being punt protection.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Outside of the emotional precariousness||
I think there is legitimately real concern for those games. Outside of Wisco, there is not a huge range in the quality of B1G teams from spots 2-9. Penn State is undefeated and yet is not a great (or good?) team. Northwestern just won their first game out of five, and yet I'd say they're clearly a decent team.
I think we're the better team for the next two games, but the gap ain't that large so I flatly expect dogfights in both.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I don't||
subscribe to the "James White is as good as Montee Ball" theory. They were a different team against MSU when Ball went out.
I wrote this before Ball got stoned there
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I don't think that's a catch||
but I'm not sure you can definitively say his toes weren't on the turf. I.e. don't think you can over turn that.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Russell Wilson||
has got some happy feet tonight. He can make these throws off balance so it's not hurting the team, but he's getting the fugout of the pocket PDQ on a lot of these plays
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Gary Danielson is an idiot||
He's been gushing for the last 5 minutes about Georgia throwing on 2nd and 9 (on Florida's half of the field) with 2 minutes to go instead of running the ball to keep the clock running.
"That is one of the gutsiest calls you'll see."
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I don't really have a problem||
with the other thread staying up, it's on record and it's almost like trying to cover up the mistake. And due to the level of anti-rumor-mongering this site has, I would think Brian had strong reason to believe the source on this one.
HOWEVA, it would seem appropriate for the blog to acknowledge the error since it basically came from the blog leadership. The excuse of "I never said the rumor was true, it was just a reliable source" slips very quickly into bleacherreport territory. You can split hairs and say it was Brian with his commenter cap on instead of Brian the responsible journalist, but that seems awfully disingenuous for a blogger who prides himself on being a reputable news provider. Frankly I don't really know what the point of posting something on the board is, other than to try to break the news while still doing some CYA that it wasn't technically the blog reporting the rumor.
Reporters make mistakes, it's fine as long as you own up to them and they aren't so omnipresent that they become your reputation, which is not a concern here.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I agree with most everything you said||
but I really don't think we were the better team. We certainly could've won this game, and I don't know how great MSU is. But they're a better defensive team, and at worst you can say we're even on offense (which is potentially opening a can of worms, but I don't really want to have the Denard-effectiveness discussion here).
But yes, even the absinthe is not making me feel better right now, so the thought that we might one day rule the world is not really doing it for me.
Oh good, Lou Holtz is now on. That will surely help...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Wisco O-line||
They're huge, they're awesome, yada yada. I'm not disagreeing but I've seen several egregious holds. And I know everyone holds, but at least two were really bad and right in front of officials.
I would imagine refs give them a lot of deference because they're supposed to be an awesome blocking machine.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yep||
You can absolutely tell from 5 minutes of random aggregate screen time that Devin is not there mentaly to be our QB.
You have no effing clue about Devin's mental fortitude so please stop guessing and passing it off as observable fact.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Um||
I think every single team in football likes to get their backup QB, particularly one with fewer than 15 career passes, some garbage time experience. It doesn't matter if Denard is your QB or Tom Brady carrying it once a game, you would like your backup to get some snaps
|2 years 24 weeks ago||So||
So it looks bad against Eastern if you look at the whole game, but if you take out their effective runs, it looks better?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Rationality?||
Moderation? Civility? Maturity? So many options
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Why||
are we dragging poor A/P clerks into this?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Seriously||
Check the tape on the blitz pickups and lead blocking for Denard. Kid was exactly what you'd want back there as a QB.
"5'6"? Fuck you, pay me. Too slight? Fuck you, pay me. Not boss enough to be feature back? Fuck you, pay me."
|2 years 26 weeks ago||So then he wasn't awful doing it||
So then he wasn't awful doing it. Unless you're drawing as arbitrary distinctions as 15 minute periods, which are pretty arbitrary.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Right||
I agree, I didn't quite understand why that's significant.
He's been playing DE for only two years, i.e. for his entire high school career so far? I would imagine that's not out of the ordinary for a huge number of kids, that they "only" start playing a certain position once they get to high school.
Even if he just started playing football in high school, that also doesn't seem that unusual, or that big of a drawback. Are you missing THAT MUCH from 7th grade football that you get labeled "raw" because of it?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Armando Allen||
just stepped out of bounds. OR DID HE?!?!?
(hint: yes. yes he did.)
|2 years 26 weeks ago||How about||
bronze statues for some, miniature American flags for others.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||That||
Schembechler guy gets dropped in a lot of stuff here too. Talk about living in the past. I'm all, "we only talk about coaches who coach for MICH!"
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Considering he hesitated||
before coming out, it was clearly not a decision made in advance.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Bleacher Report||
does not appreciate this new siphoning of their talent pool.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||If each of you||
could please state where you're seats are located, maybe we can determine if it's a matter of distance the sound had to travel.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||False big fella||
Sorry buddy, Sam Sword, Hall, Clint Copenhaver, and Eric Mayes started the season, Dhani filled in for him after Mayes' injury.
Gold was a true sophomore. He was a great fill-in but was not in the regular starting lineup and was 11th on the team in tackles that year.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Well||
Gold was not a starter on that team, and Dhani was not an every game starter if I recall correctly. Which is all sort of beside the point, which is that we know this year's team is particularly lacking in depth.
I understand your point, that if some guy goes for a TD return everyone screams "why is Talbott on special teams", but with this year's team, seems like it's not worth risking screwing your whole defense for the rest of the season in exchange for a slight upgrade in athleticism on kicks.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I know everyone hates bloodsucking lawyers||
but if it's any consolation, supposedly her legal bills are in the 6 figures, and will suck up a huge chunk of whatever nude photo spread she opts for.
And on that note, just because a girl is famous, does not mean she's hot
|2 years 32 weeks ago||A lot||
of people are still calling them Ohio State, on account of the fact that "Ohio" already is another school/an entire state, and it seems as silly and juvenile as using O$U to simply call the school a different (and already taken) name, just for the sake of "getting" the rivalry in some really contrived way.