"You know how Kyle Flood still has a job? Yeah, all Jourdan."
|1 day 9 hours ago||Ah the ol' "hey man, this was||
Ah the ol' "hey man, this was kinda shitty" waiver.
And oldy, but goody.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Did you forget about the 2015 class?||
Did you forget about the 2015 class? From Damien Harris to George Campbell we had a TON of decommits.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Like staying sober?||
Haden gets a lot of shit, but putting Sark on a leave of absence to deal with his problems -- if in fact the problems are alcoholism -- is the right move here.
EDIT: On second thought, the right move was to do this after he was pulled off stage at the Salute to Troy event. That was a big red flag, and it went by with no punishment. It was apparently known (as I'm now reading) that Sark's issues with alcohol were no secret even while he was at Washington. Haden's just created a bigger mess by allowing this to happen in the middle of the season. He should rightfully come under heavy fire for this.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Looks like that's what it is||
I kind of thought the same thing watching them, and it looks like that's what the problem is. Hope he gets the help he needs. Probably should have gone this route at the start of the season when he was pulled from stage for being too drunk.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Not quite a shakeup||
From the reports out there, it sounds like he was "in bad shape" this morning and was sent home by Pat Haden. And then was placed on a leave of absence.
Given his issues with alcohol earlier in the year, you can probably read between the lines at what's wrong here.
Here's hoping Sark gets the help he needs.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Allen||
Yeah, for Allen to go from not being able to put any weight at all on his leg to being good to go in a week is going to take some serious medical marvels.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Me too, but||
I'd learn towards picking Florida too since they've been playing like a more complete team and LSU seems to be a plus version of Georgia -- they go as their stud RB goes.
But the game is in Baton Rouge at night, and that's a tough place to play. So who the hell knows.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Fun fact||
Michigan State is 0-6 against the point spread this season.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Wouldn't be surprised if||
Wouldn't be surprised if Michigan opens up double digit favorites. Line will have to be real high to get money to come in on Michigan State.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Call was borderline, but||
Call was borderline, but bullshit given the reversal on the hit to Rudock when he slid. Plus the no call on the hit out of bounds. If you're going to let stuff slide, let it slide both ways.
|4 days 3 hours ago||In yo' pussy....if ya got one. #YoMammy||
In yo' pussy....if ya got one. #YoMammy
|5 days 1 hour ago||Yes. It's up to you what to||
Yes. It's up to you what to pay your janitor. No one is forcing you to pay him $3M, you pay him that because that's what you felt was a fair thing to pay him. What the rest of the janitorial community or your peers think is irrelevant.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Because they are good and we||
Because they are good and we should focus on beating them instead of holding stuff for MSU?
|6 days 10 hours ago||Not gonna lie||
Not gonna lie, had no idea doing something like that would get you three felonies. Be careful and get consent when making your secret sex tapes kids.
|1 week 1 day ago||5th year senior||
I just don't buy the road game or bad weather excuses for Rudock. He's a 5th year senior QB. If you haven't figured out a way to deal with the weather or road games by now, it will never, ever happen.
Sometimes a duck is just a duck.
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't think you understand||
Don't think you understand...blueday is going to buy up all of the tickets on the market. He really means that no Sparty will sit in his seats.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm sure both Meyer and||
I'm sure both Meyer and Dantonio have spent a couple of long evenings looking out their windows pining for their long lost coordinators.
|1 week 2 days ago||Over/under||
Not a betting guy, but I'm really curious what the over/under for that game is. I mean if it was around 32, I'm not sure which way I would swing.
|1 week 2 days ago||No||
Two other pretty intriguing games in Alabama v Texas A&M and LSU v Florida. Both will likely be top 15'ish games.
|1 week 2 days ago||Alabama v A&M||
That could wind up being a top 10 matchup, and could be an ESPN or ABC game if CBS picks the LSU Florida game.
|1 week 2 days ago||Florida v LSU||
That Florida v LSU game didn't look like much a week or two ago, but now that could be a hell of a matchup. Especially if it winds up being a night game at Death Valley.
|1 week 2 days ago||Probably picked weeks ago||
Was likely picked weeks ago when no one in their right mind thought NW-Michigan would be a game of national importance.
|1 week 3 days ago||No. Something "Baylor and TCU||
No. Something "Baylor and TCU best teams in the country?" Would've been better. Your title just named two teams.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm not totally sold on||
I'm not totally sold on Baylor or TCU either. Neither team plays a lick of defense and also hasn't played anyone that plays defense. Top 5, I'll buy. But not 1-2.
|1 week 3 days ago||3rd game vs. 5th game||
That happened in Keenum's 3rd game of the season, which is under the 30% threshold you need for a medical redshirt. This is Mario's 5th game of the season. He's SOL on a medical unfortunately.
|1 week 3 days ago||It was announced before the||
It was announced before the game it was a coach's decision and Harbaugh would provide an update after the game. So technically, everyone is right here.
Except the guy being a dick about it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe Stribling phased out of||
Maybe Stribling phased out of this dimension again and missed the bus.
|1 week 3 days ago||Hope so. If an extra week of||
Hope so. If an extra week of rest gets him back close to 100% for NW and MSU then I guess it's cool.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah that one is much worse||
Yeah that one is much worse to me. Hope it's a one game deal. Need all the CB depth we can get for the next two games.
|1 week 5 days ago||Silver lining!||
|1 week 5 days ago||Thanks. I was wondering 22||
Thanks. I was wondering 22 out of what? For more context, ESPN's QBR has him at #64
|1 week 5 days ago||Not a bad storm?||
Sandy was the second costliest storm in US history, and the largest Atlantic hurricane on record.
It was kind of a big deal.
|1 week 5 days ago||Overreact much?||
Dude, it'll be a cat 1-2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall -- if it makes landfall at all. That's not something you evacuate the city for. Maybe some select places along the coast or rivers, but everyone else just hunkers down for a few hours and then goes about their day.
And 10's of thousands? Its Maryland football. Their stadium holds 50k people. It doesn't take that many personnel to oversee an influx of people for 5-6 hours.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah I don't get it||
I don't get all the hysteria over this when the latest models are showing its still well off the coast on Saturday night, and not even to the Carolinas by Sunday morning.
|1 week 6 days ago||Kiffin||
I wouldn't worry about that. Kiffin will probably try to sleep with Gary's entire extended family on the visit.
|2 weeks 3 min ago||My unofficial scouting report||
My unofficial scouting report would be rangy and speedy as fuck.
|2 weeks 9 min ago||He's planning an OV for the||
He's planning an OV for the Iron Bowl, if Auburn is still terrible that could turn into an ugly atmosphere.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Or...||
Or maybe the SEC is once again the deepest conference this year. Just a thought. Would be real tough to argue Ole Miss, LSU, and Georgia haven't looked like top 10 teams. Or even top 5 teams. Throw in teams like Texas A&M and Alabama and that's better than any other conference's slate.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN FPI||
ESPN's FPI has them at No. 21, one spot below Michigan State. FPI also has Michigan as favorites in every game (even MSU) except the Ohio State game. Still just 34.7% in that one.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Tough to break in at 15||
Tough to break in to the poll around 15 without beating a top 10'ish team in the process. Wouldn't be surprised to see Michigan at around 22 or 23 though.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I have no idea who is good||
I have no idea who is good this season. So many iffy games from top teams. You could make a good claim for just about anyone in the top 15 right now to be in the playoff.
Like the top four is Ohio St, Mich St, TCU, Ole Miss. Would you rather put a bet on any of those four of those making it, or none of them making it?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Provided AM wins, that Bama||
Gameday is at Clemson for Notre Dame next weekend. Doubt they would cover a ND on back-to-back weekends, so ND-US is out. That Bama Texas A&M game could be a top 10'ish matchup. But it'll likely be the CBS game so maybe they skip that. And they also already did a Bama game this season.
Florida-LSU could be a good one too. And it could be an ESPN game.
Tough to top MSU-Michigan though provided we get past NW and Maryland.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Always important to remember||
Always important to remember BYU was two Hail Marys from being 0-3. They are somewhere between Utah and Oregon St.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Except the part where Clark||
Except the part where Clark committed to Michigan while Hoke was here.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No||
Being in a new offense and playing with new players has nothing to do with missing wide open dudes.
And its not THAT new anymore. Its been two months already. In another two months and change, it'll be over.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ehh...he's good, but not great||
I mean, he's good. Plowing through tackles and being good at YAC is definitely a big plus and as we've seen from our other backs, not everyone can do that. *cough*TyIssac*coughcough* (Oops my cough just knocked Ty over).
Smith just doesn't have great vision, and that's what's stopping him from being great. He's merely a good RB, but not a great RB.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Its part of growing up||
Sometimes knowing something is a bad fit and then doing something about it is a good thing. The stick out mentality doesn't always work -- and can often be detrimental to both parties.
For instance, the last two jobs I've had I bailed on because it just wasn't a good fit. Same thing with past relationships before I met my wife. No amount of sticking it out was going to fix any of those situations. Part of growing up is knowing when things are shitty that its OK to check out of the situation and move on.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||We need playmakers on||
We need playmakers on offense.
We need tight ends on offense.
A playmaking tight end would be delightful. If he wants to come, bring him on in. Sounds like whatever happened at UCLA he's learned from.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||No one deserves that.||
No one deserves that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I would say they HAD a||
I would say they HAD a dynamic offense. Haven't quiet been the same this year. Chad Morris may have been worth all that $$$$$
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wind vs. Utah too||
Yeah, that's why I wasn't buying the "oh, it was windy vs. Utah" excuse on the misses downfield. 5th year QBs with a lot of snaps under their belt should have figured out a way to deal with the wind.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think Harbaugh is committed to the redshirt||
Makes me wonder if Harbaugh just doesn't really want to redshirt Shane. Because as you noted, Shane looked just fine doing all of those little short passes he did in the KSU game. But he has a much better (albeit INT prone) deep arm than Jake.
So if your starter is averaging 2 TOs a game, can only throw it short moderately well, and can't open up the offense at all with legit deep passes...why not try Shane unless you just really want to redshirt him?
Barring a season ending injury to Jake, I don't think we see Shane at all this year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hey!||
Hey, he had that one year where I think he finished season. Plus, the Utah medical community would never let him leave. He's keeping 2-3 offices fully staffed all on his own.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||FPi||
FPI also has Michigan and BYU back-to-back in the rankings at No. 37 and 38, which pretty much backs up the coin flip intuition.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nov. 3rd||
First poll comes out November 3rd this year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd take that bet||
Look at the schedules. Ohio State has Western, Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, and Rutgers before they release the first rankings (Nov. 3rd). That's a nice slate of cupcakes to work out any kinks against.
I think the only way Sparty leapfrogs them is if Michigan beats BYU and Northwestern to wind up a top 15'ish team going in to that MSU game, and then Sparty beats Michigan soundly at home.
I'd put my money on Ohio State figuring things out against a bunch of cupcakes.
And lol at Georgia being a clear No. 1.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Too many injuries||
TCU will lose at some point this season. They've had an insane amount of injures on defense. I think they are down like 6 starters on defense since the start of the year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||A 6-1 power 5 team is definitely ranked that deep into the seaso||
A 6-1 power 5 team is definitely ranked that deep into the season. Last year a 6-1 team with its only loss to a good team was good enough to be ranked in the 10-20 range. Most of your 20-25 teams are two loss teams that deep into the season.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Absolutely||
Assuming a Big Ten championship game win too, we'd definitely be in. Utah is a good loss. They moved up to No. 18 in the latest AP Poll.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You sure about that?||
While the LSU game is Ole Miss's toughest game left, they have a pretty stout run defense, a solid secondary, and Brandon Harris can't throw for shit. Yeah Fournette is awesome, but tough to have a one-sided offense when facing a good defense.
And LSU doesn't have a defense that's much better or worse than Alabama. Not sure if LSU can score the 30-40 its going to need to beat Ole Miss at home.
FWIW, ESPN's FPI metric (which had Ole Miss #1 and beating Alabama last week) has Ole Miss at 71.5% to beat LSU).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He'll get those reporters||
He'll get those reporters whipped into shape too. No more bullshit fluff question from the Michigan press corps.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If you want to be a fan, wear||
If you want to be a fan, wear the jersey. If you want to work as a member of the press, don't be the idiot wearing a jersey in the press box.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's the equivalent to||
It's the equivalent to wearing jeans and a sweatshirt to a black tie affair. If he wants a bunch of snide comments, dirty looks, and to nuke and sense of credibility as a potential future member of the press...then go for it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Basketball recruiting is a||
Basketball recruiting is a much different beast than football recruiting.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Would rather see where they||
Would rather see where they rank on yards and points per possession. Those other stats can all be pretty misleading.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Biggest takeaway||
That's been my biggest take away from the first two games. I've gotten used to seeing an attempt to jam a round peg in a square hole, or poor execution, or just something go wrong either in-game or from game to game, and I've just accepted that's just going to be an ongoing problem.
But in the first two games, there's just been a ton of those types of things that have gotten fixed quickly, and if they happen again it seems like an abberation. Its been really refreshing.
In short, yeah its only been two games, but you can see the team progress and develop. That hasn't happened around here in a LONG time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget they are part||
Don't forget they are part time pyschologists too.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||How?||
Since you seem to be an expert on the personal lives of everyone connected to the program, how exactly are their situations different? Please elighten us with your personal knowledge.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You're just by very bright||
If you're going to call someone dumb, at least make sure you're using coherent sentences.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Amen||
Its one thing to say thanks but no thanks, but its entirely different to start questioning a college freshman's mental state. That's just shitty.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||So facts = condescension?||
So facts = condescension?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||19 and 11mo =/= 20||
He's not 20. He's almost 20. If you're going to be a stickler for details, at least be accurate. Especially if you're going to provide a link that says he's 19.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Chill"||
I think everyone is reading way too much into one innocuous quote. But more than that, y'all don't know shit about Clark's mental state, how he would respond to coaching, or what he is like as a person.
And considering we have a RB and a starting QB on our roster who are transfers, I think all of this judgement is a) shitty, and b) hypocritical.
But have your fun. Its cool to openly the question the mental health of a college freshman.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Metro Detroit||
There are roughly 5.3M people in Metro Detroit, which is just about the same size as Connecticut. And the majority of people in Connecticut live on the coast and by NYC. Most of the state is just forest and large hills.
Oh, and bears.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Don't think that's the case||
I don't think there's that much strategy in it. I think Harbaugh will play the best QB regardless of class, and if Shane isn't the #2, it may be in his best interest to transfer if he wants to play. And I doubt he's the only one in that situation. With so many QBs on the roster, its only a matter of time before they start transferring out.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The best DL just seem to go||
The best DL just seem to go to the SEC. And you can't really blame them since there is a long and successful track record of developing and sending guys to the pros.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Well how about I judge you||
Well how about I judge you off some random internet posts too? I now I think you're a classless asshole. That fair?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Dick move there, brother.||
Dick move there, brother.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Why? Little harsh to judge a||
Why? Little harsh to judge a kid off of two tweets.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||RS Seniors are now listed as "5th"||
Before Michigan deleted the bio, under experience he was listed as a junior. Under Rudock's bio, he is listed as "5th". So I'm guessing the class designation goes fresh, soph, junior, senior, 5th now.
Which is dumb and confusing.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Eight would be great||
I think we have loses to MSU, Minn, and Ohio State left on the schedule. BYU, at Maryland, and Northwestern could be tricky, and maybe at Penn State but all should be winnable. I used to think Penn State would be a close win or a loss, but I now think they turn into a dumpster fire by the end of the year and that could be an easy win.
Poor Hackenberg. Should have transferred before they broke him.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Just bad in general||
You don't go from playing time and on the depth chart to on the streets in a matter of days unless you've done something bad enough that does not warrant a second chance or suspension. Generally those things put the player and university in a bad light.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
You can only hit so many homeruns with freshman and sophomore OL starters. Hopefully this doesn't hurt too bad next season. Fortunately (depending on how you look at it) he was a junior and only had one year left.
EDIT: Or maybe he was a RS Soph? Some articles have him listed as a RS Soph. But he's listed as a junior on Michigan and ESPN's site. Blame Hoke?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Timing||
Considering he played on Thursday, and one Thursday later its kick rocks time, yeah its probably bad.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's your reason why right there||
"Wait until he gets a guy like Cam Newton" -- this is why you don't see more of it in the NFL. In the NFL, you're a lot more reliant on luck in getting the right QB for your system. You have to hope you can win a free agency battle or that the right QB falls to you in the draft (and that you can afford to draft a QB instead of filling other holes on the roster). And that's only if you and your GM are on the same page (or are the same person in Philly's case). In college, you can go out and target QBs and stockpile them while you develop them. You don't have that same level of luxury in the NFL.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Might be covered by midseason||
According to the Detroit News story on them, Butt already has 8 stickers. And that's not the most on the team after 1 game. Having 100 stickers on a helmet by the end of the season is going to look a little ridiculous.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Space Emperor||
That was the spirit of Zoltan the Space Emperor entering his body.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It says so much about our||
It says so much about our punting and special teams the last few years that this was my legit favorite play of the game.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Parking was my first thought too||
Parking was my first thought too. You can't just pick some random field or parking lot to park your house. Unless he or his parent bought a chunk of land too, he's going to have problems.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The first one was a solid 5||
The first one was a solid 5 yards over his head and long. Thats iffy in the same way my abs are kinda toned.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Rough, rough game to open the season with and work out the kinks on the fly. Second half adjustments looked good, so hopefully they figure things out over the next couple of weeks.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Not just any missed pass though||
They weren't just simple missed passes though. There were three plays where the WR was a good 2-5yds open with no one in front of him and Rudock missed by a good 5 yards on the pass. If he hits on any of those its a TD and a much, much different game. So on that part, yeah missing out on three easy TDs is a bigger deal to me than a simple drive ender. The pick 6 was just bad. No debate on that one.
The worst part to me is going forward. Utah laid out a pretty good plan for shutting down the offense. Load the box and dare Michigan to throw deep. For an offense that didn't show an ability to run, that's bad news.
Although I will say, I'm not all gloom and doom here. The gameplan was good, the play calls were good, the team just didn't execute them. And it felt like a different kind of non execution than in Hoke's system. You could see what they were trying to do, and that they have the makings of a good offense, its just not there yet. So I'm equal parts optimistic they can figure it out, and equal parts "well shit, we just don't have the pieces this year."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||KSU||
Morris' Kansas St game wasn't a whole lot different than Rudock's game against Utah. Lots and lots of short passes. And yeah, he makes some bad decisions from time to time, but he has shown an ability to throw deep. And in the end, if Rudock can't throw deep, that may be more beneficial to the offense.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Picks don't worry me that much||
I'm far less worried about the picks than I am about missing wide open WRs deep for TDs. Those killed us way more than the INTs. If he and the offense can't hit those passes, they are screwed. The OL and RBs will see 8-9 guys in the box and wish us luck on the deep ball.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Widely overthrew 3 sure fire||
Widely overthrew 3 sure fire TDs would have been a touch more accurate. And it was windy but you've got to be able to hit on those if the running game is ever going to get going. Otherwise teams will pack the box and wish us luck.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Missed a few deep throws is a||
Missed a few deep throws is a bit of an understatement
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The offense is molten ass on||
The offense is molten ass on top of a sundae of shit.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||1997 Notre Dame||
My first game was really the 1997 Colorado game, but the one I remember most as being my first game was the 1997 Notre Dame game. Sat near the top of the stadium behind a group of fans drinking Goldschlager all game. One of the guys kept harassing a blonde Notre Dame fan a couple of rows ahead of him calling him "Goldilocks" amongst many other insults. Was funny as hell.
Same guy -- after several in-game swigs from the Goldschlager -- starting yelling "WAIT TILL THE FOURTH QUARTER! THE FOURTH QUARTER IS MINE BABY!!!" shortly after halftime. They were fun drunks, so everyone around kept waiting to see what happened in the fourth quarter.
Well, as the seconds of the third quarter started ticking down, he just started going WOOOO FOURTH QUARTER!! WOOO!!!! And then, once it was officially the 4th quarter, dude just dropped his pants, completely bare assed and yelled FOURTH QUARTER BABY!!!
Security did not like this, and started to head for the guy, but he pulled up his pants, took off into the crowd, and pulled on a flannel shirt (it was the 90's...grunge baby) he got from some random fan. Now, in a new disguise, he kept weaving through the crowd and different sections, and after 5-10min of this, security gave up looking, he found his way back to his friends, and received a hero's welcome.
After all, you don't mess with Captain Goldschlager in the fourth quarter. And I'd like to think part of the national title that season belongs to him.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||I mean, I love it, but it||
I mean, I love it, but it really is kind of insane how much national attention he is getting.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe the Chargers offensive||
Maybe the Chargers offensive linemen should spend less time making shit up and spend more time blocking for their QB. They got completely owned on that play.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I've watched that video||
I've watched that video multiple times and have no idea where people are getting the attack part from. All I see is Rivers grabbing Frank's jersey and not letting him get off him.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||As long as one of the looks||
As long as one of the looks is competence, I'll be happy.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Real recognize real||
Real recognize real
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Magnus? Is that you?||
Magnus? Is that you?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
Coming back to this thread late, but yes, that was my point. I was focusing more on the quote about Carr in the ESPN exerpt (he supported hiring Hoke instead of Harbaugh) and how that's been indicitive of him generally not helping the department out at all after his coaching career.
Also, people may be looking back on Carr's coaching career with rosy glasses. He was a great coach early on his time, but by the end, he was entering Mack Brown territory where people were wondering how much longer he was going to coach and how do you delicately part ways with a former great coach. To me, after the 1997 season he consistently underachived while he was at Michigan.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Goddammit Hoke||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Brandon and Carr||
For as much as we shit on Dave Brandon for all the program's ails, Lloyd Carr deserves a huge share of that too. His recruiting classes at the end of his tenure were garbage, his coaching tree was inept, he nuked Rich Rod's time here which set the program back, and according to this excerpt he supported Hoke over Harbaugh back in 2011. Ass. Hole.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He ain't come here to play||
He ain't come here to play school
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He's already an FSU silent||
He's already an FSU silent commit. Not much suspense here unless we've hired some fantastic bagmen recently.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Kudos to the medical staff||
Man, kudos to the medical staff for remaining the only adults in the room during that entire ordeal. Impressive amount of professionalism on their part to stick to their guns and beliefs despite the AD shitting all over them.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||He tweeted out a picture||
He tweeted out a picture announcing his impending commitment that had a Michigan logo amongst a few others.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Solid look||
That's a solid looking uniform. I just don't get those backgrounds that Adidas has been using on these uniform previews. Its straight visual rape, and no matter how good the uniform looks, its really hard to get past the awfulness of these backgrounds.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||For better or worse the NFL||
For better or worse the NFL is king when it comes to news. Guarantee this is news in every market and on all the national news shows tomorrow night.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Cool opinion, bro. Thanks for||
Cool opinion, bro. Thanks for sharing.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Big Ten isn't strong enough as a whole||
Technically, they could, but I really doubt it. The Big Ten isn't strong enough as a whole to prop up an 11-1 MSU team into the playoff. In that scenario, MSU's only quality win would be over Oregon, and that's not a strong enough resume to make the committee exclude champs from two other conferences.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio State is going to be really good||
Not exactly breaking news, but Ohio State is going to be really good. Just an insanely deep and talented team. They may approach 2001 Miami levels.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Everyday is Halloween, and I'm stuck inside||
Plus, seeing all of the other updates and news on teams across college football has me jonesing even more for info.
Its like everyday is Halloween, the neighborhood kids are getting fat on candy, and your mom keeps telling you its October 29th.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Gives you a good sense||
This gives you a good sense of the level of command and respect of the people around them between Harbaugh and Hoke too. With Hoke, we still got tons of leaks and almost daily recaps from people on what was happening at practice. With Harbaugh, they've been underground for 10 days or so, and all that has leaked is some major injury news which is damn near impossible to keep under wraps.
As a fan that is craving any sort of info, its frustrating, but damn impressive. Especially in this day and age of social media.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Both?||
I would like both. Although at this point I'd take a daily instagram practice recap in the form of Harbaugh giving a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Not too surprising||
All they really did was decide they didn't have jurisdiction over the case, which when you look at the structure of the NCAA and all of the affiliate schools, isn't too surprising.
They didn't rule on whether or not student athletes are employees, they just declined to rule on anything at all.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Most accurate title though||
Most accurate title though
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Well that's a new twist on a||
Well that's a new twist on a Jack and Coke.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't be so worried||
I wouldn't be so worried about the QB depth chart as I would be about the general offensive depth chart in general. Especially the OL. Florida has a looooong way to go in their rebuilding.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Eww||
These look like ass to me. Not everything retro is good.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||All nude. Tastefully done.||
All nude. Tastefully done.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Admit it, if Nike started||
Admit it, if Nike started adding block M's to the uniform you'd be hard as steel.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||We have a handful of guys||
We have a handful of guys that COULD BE stars but pretty much none who are stars. Like it's tough to call Peppers a star considering he's hardly played in college.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I've always wondered what||
I've always wondered what would happen where someone like KK Productions made an awesome video with no rights to any of the video or music they used and someone like BTN or ESPN who did have the rights to the video just took it and posted it or played in on air.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Dude...||
Dude, you are 100% missing the point. I never said Clark wasn't good. I never said Mattison wasn't good. I explained to the guy who didn't understand why there was no fumble REASONS WHY THERE WAS NO FUMBLE. Clearly Clark is good enough to be drafted despite his laundry list of off-field issues. And clearly Mattison is a good coach.
But as a whole? The last staff was garbage. Well established hot garbage. And not every player drafted is good at everything. Lots of guys are drafted (especially in later rounds) simply because they are raw talent. Also, do you know how many fumbles Clark forced in his 4 year career? One. One whole fumble.
So do you want to keep going? Or are you going to admit that maybe Clark wasn't the greatest at forcing fumbles, maybe the last staff as a whole wasn't great at preaching/teaching ways to force fumbles, and maybe in the GIF above there's a couple of reasons why there was no forced fumble.
Or maybe you just want to keep putting words in my mouth or nitpicking because I misspelled something. Either way, I don't care. I've made my case, backed it up with plenty of stats, and I have a flight to catch.
In the words of Les Miles, have a great day.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You guys are all missing the point||
I was never the one that criticized the lack of the fumble. Its a beautiful hit. No one is disputing that. All I was doing is replying to the guy who was amazed there was no fumble. I pointed out Clark didn't try and strip the ball, and he didn't put his helmet on the ball. Both of which are two very good reasons there was no fumble. They don't happen magically.
I also pointed out that you could probably trace that back to the coaching staff (like you can with oh so many of Michigan's problems). And if you look at the forced fumbles stats over the last couple of years, Michigan has been one of the worst in the country at it.
2011 -- 16 forced fumbles (21st in the FBS)
2012 -- 12 FF (61st)
2013 -- 8 (102nd)
2014 -- 5 (122nd!!)
We've gotten progressively worse at it. And if you are teaching and emphasizing ways to force fumbles, you're probably not going to keep getting worse at it. And its not like the defense was lacking in opportunities.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Which also kind of goes back||
Which also goes back to my original point.
But you know, neg away everyone. Because I've clearly hit a nerve striking at the great contribution Frank Clark and the previous coaching staff added to this program.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Oh cool, so was mine.||
Oh cool, so was mine.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
Also, you try and call me out for taking this one instance and assuming things about the player or the coaching, and then turn around and assume I'm "one of those people who thinks any play call that doens't result in a touchdown is a bad play call" based off of one incident.
So good job on being a hypocrite.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You're right||
You're right Magnus. I had forgotten we had excellent coaching the last few years that hammered home good fundamentals. One internet point for you.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Except, you know, he doesn't||
Except, you know, he doesn't put his helmet on the ball.
Which is one of the reasons why there is no fumble.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Because Clark went for the||
Because Clark went for the kill shot instead of striping the ball when he had a clean shot at it. More bad coaching on display! Yay!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||You are just so wrong||
Look, I'm going to guess that you don't work at ESPN and therefore have no idea what you're talking about. I'm going to go out on a lumb here and say I'm a far bigger expert on what's happening inside ESPN than you are -- would love to elaborate on that, but I can't. Your argument is just flat out ignoring the basic rules of any media distribution -- give the people what they want (and guess what, they want things like all LeBron, all the time!).
There was no influx of cable TV minded producers that had some sort of coup over the sports-minded producers. They may have hired a couple from outside ESPN, but not enough to change the mentality. Any of that focus change came from far higher up, and it came from a desire to improve ratings, which in turn allows you to charge more for ads.
Which, you know, is kind of how TV works.
Its a national cable network, and its goal should be providing content that interests the largest audience possible. Now as the TV landscape changes over the next decade or so, and we might move into a world where you don't need to fill 24 hours a day with programming, you might see that change. Its already happening with the web content -- specialized team specific video -- but guess what, just because you can produce a video on the Royals or Jaguars doesn't mean anyone is going to watch it. And surprise, surprise, the metrics for online videos show that people don't give a shit there either.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Its both||
Its both the parks and ESPN, but its mostly the cable side that has investors worried. They are still making (lots) of money, but instead of having like 8-9% growth like they forecasted, they are having like 4-5% growth.
I legit wonder how much longer Wall Street is going to be expecting 10% growth from companies and stop getting all freaked out when they still make a profit, but not the magical double-digit growth. You can only squeeze so much blood out of the rock.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What?||
"Instead of having shows with dedicated topics - NBA, NFL, NHL - the format became 5-6 topics - LeBron, Tebow, ARod, etc. - run all day long and across all shows."
What are you talking about? And how long ago are you talking about? The only sport specific show they killed was the NHL, and that was mostly because the NHL killed itself and ESPN didn't buy rights to it. They still have daily in-season shows for NBA, CFB, MLB, NFL Live is year-round, and there are multiple in-season NFL shows. So that part really couldn't be more wrong.
The things they did change was they added a lot of hours of live programming starting with doing live Sportscenters in the morning instead of just repeating the 1am SC over and over during the day. On ESPN2 they also added shows like First Take, Mike and Mike, Sportsnation, LeBatard, and so on (God knows if anyone remembers what they replaced because no one was watching whatever it was). They do talk about the types of things you mentioned, but guess what? That's what gets ratings. Turns out people are more interested in the latest with Tebow/Kobe/ARod/etc instead of the latest with the Royals, Kings, Wisconsin football, etc. Its the same reason you see so much Harbaugh news. People are tired of it, but it gets ratings.
As for the hiring people from 24-cable news networks, that's kind of how the TV business works. There's only so many places to work, so if you're adding a bunch of shows, and don't have talent in-house to produce them, there's really only one source for the people. And ESPN itself has been 24-hours for decades.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This is simple supply and demand||
It really has nothing to do with Disney owning ESPN. Its all simple supply and demand. Its not so much producers and whatnot electing to skip flyover states, its that no one cares about the teams or news in flyover states. The ratings just aren't there. So why create the content if no one is going to watch it? Make what the people want.
Know why a lot of restaurants have burgers on the menu? Its because people like burgers. Know why a lot don't have veal carpaccio? Because no one likes that.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Big Ten Network||
I don't think this is bad for the Big Ten Network. It could be quite the opposite actually.
Once TV moves to a direct to consumer model, why would the Big Ten, SEC, NFL, or any other sports league need a national network like ESPN, Fox, NBC, or CBS? Rather than outsourcing the work to those networks and letting them take a chunk of the profits, why not just produce all the games yourself (like the Big Ten Network is currently doing) and sell them directly to the consumer?
I think when the TV landscape does shift, its going to look a whole lot different than people think. Instead of paying ESPN $10-30 a month for TV, you'll probably eventually see a shift where you'll sign up for all Big Ten calendar year sports for something like $300-400/year, or just the football season for like $150-200.
And shit will never, ever be cheaper. People will find a way to make just as much money -- if not more -- than before.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Missing from the transcript||
I think there's probably a part missing from the transcript where Brady says "yes, January is month number one" and demonstrates the number one with a middle finger.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The NFL's entire argument||
The NFL's entire argument here seems to be "yeah, well, I just think you're wrong no matter what, so fuck you."
I know Goodell is a slappy for the NFL owners, and they don't really give a shit, but at some point they have to realize that they could pay someone $30M a year who is slightly less incompetent. The more Roger talks, the more he just sounds like a clueless asshole. I mean shit, he makes Dave Brandon look awesome. Even Brandon would know this is all bad for the NFL brand.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Mayo was ruined for me||
I was never a big fan of mayo growing up, but it was permanently ruined for me when I worked at Subway in high school, and we had to refill the dressing containers out of these giant tubs of mayo -- and it just smelled and looked like ass. Then, on top of that, you'd have the giant land beasts coming in and ordering their tuna subs and wanting extra mayo on top of it, and then when there was a copious amount of mayo on top of the already mayo-heavy tuna mixture, they would often request more until the entire goddamn sub was covered in white.
And this is in no way an exaggeration.
It got to the point where if someone came in the front door, and they weighed in the neighborhood of 75-100+% more than they should, I could confidently bet they would order a tuna sub with extra mayo.
So no good sir, I respectfully disagree and think mayo is disgusting.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Mayo is disgusting. I'm||
Mayo is disgusting. I'm willing to be the vice chancellor of the anti-mayo campaign.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Not irrelevant. Fifth most||
Not irrelevant. Fifth most bets to win the title is nuts. It's 100-1 odds, so the return is good, but you've got to be drunk out of your mind on kool-aid to think that's a good bet. Just pissing money away.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Vegas was built on the backs||
Vegas was built on the backs of fools. And business continues to be good.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||All coaches say these things.||
All coaches say these things. It's common sense and is what any one of us would say if we were taking over a football team. We're going to be tougher, stronger, accountable for our actions, etc, etc.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Hakeem is on Twitter?||
Hakeem is on Twitter?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You can send me questions and||
You can send me questions and I will ask them to the people we get
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Dude....come to grips.||
Dude....come to grips. Michigan is a looooooong way from killing. If you want to see an example of killing it, look at Ohio State. Until Michigan is at that level, they ain't killing it. They're just doing good.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Might be bad||
This could be bad for Michigan. Georgia looks to be in good position for Nauta, and with FSU losing his commitment, they'll push even harder for Upshur.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||That's why I said you need to||
That's why I said you need to have something better than Baylor. But there's a point of diminishing returns on scheduling tough teams. All you need is like one OOC game against another power five team and the rest can be non FCS cupcakes and you're good. Anything beyond that and you risk adding unnecessary losses which kills your shot at the CFP
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan's offense||
After watching Michigan's offense the last few years, you should know what having a shitty offense can do to a defense.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Given Michigan's||
Given Michigan's long-standing issues defending good running QBs, Taysom Hill should scare the shit out of every Michigan fan.
Yeah, he's had injury issues and is on his 9th year of eligibility, but he pretty much single-handedly shot down Manny Diaz's rising star and killed Mack Brown's tenure at Texas.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Why?||
There is pretty much zero benefit to having a hard OOC schedule. There's even pretty much zero benefit to having a moderately challenging OOC schedule. The goal should be to land somewhere in between Baylor's Charmin soft OOC schedule and something that's going to provide a winnable challenge or two heading into conference play.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Of course they might offer it||
Of course they might offer it (unless they wanted to be worried about making an insulting offer), but that's why you have an agent - to counter that offer. No responsible agent would ever allow his client entering his second year in the league to sign a 3-year veterans minimum contract. That is just all kinds of stupid. If the Pacers like him enough to offer three years, that's enough interest to get more than the minimum.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Just beat me to it||
It'll definitely be for more than league minimum. While I'm sure the Pacers would love to lock him up for the vets min for 3-years, Glenn and his agent would be insane to accept that.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||It'll definitely be more than||
It'll definitely be more than $1.5M. Around $800k is the veterans minimum in the NBA and no team or player signs a three year deal for the league minimum. In fact if Glenn's agent let him sign a 3-yr deal for the league minimum in his second year in the league he should be fired and banned. It'll probably be something like a 3-year $8M deal...and maybe a lot more.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Cupboard isn't bare, but...||
The WR cupboard isn't bare, but its full of a bunch of stuff that doesn't look that appealing. And I think we're at the point where we've opened and closed it about a dozen times and are slowly talking ourselves into that can of peaches or old box of mac and cheese.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Just went back over the last||
Just went back over the last few years and looked at where a 600yd season would rank for a Michigan receiver and it made me very sad.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This will probably be his||
This will probably be his last year if that makes you feel better.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||We've been too terrible to||
We've been too terrible to say anything about. No one wants to make fun of the handicapped kid.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||May has nothing to do with||
May has nothing to do with cost cutting. He has a year left on his deal. This is just a reassignment for him.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Vested Interest||
Please, explain what Nick stands to gain by "taking down" the Michigan program. You know, for those of us not living in tin foil covered houses.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||And so do you||
Any one that gets worked up about which school a reporter went to is also far more emotionally invested in something that they should be.
If someone is a good reporter -- which Nick is -- then it doesn't matter where they went to school. Brian went to Michigan, does it matter that his writting is "unfairly" pro-Michigan biased?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||No offense...||
No offense, but this is just fucking stupid. You shit on a reporter and his reporting without ever having read the article. You're the type of idiot fan boy that gives other sane fans a bad rap. I mean, Sparty Baumgardner?? What are you, 8 years old?
And on second thought, take all the offense with my comment that you want. Since you seem to be the type to get easily rattled by writers' collegial ties, I'm sure you will anyways.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This one reminds me of||
This one reminds me of Artavis Scott. Was looking good for Michigan right up until it was a sudden landslide for Clemson. Wonder if Kelly got the same "care package" Scott did.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Clemson was picked to win the||
Clemson was picked to win the ACC
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||Also doesn't fix the||
Also doesn't fix the pixelated hot mess of bootleg live-streams.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
They are at least half as good. I mean, Jesus, people are reacting like this is Teen Mom 3 or something. Its still good TV. And I don't think McConaughey or Harrelson's parts were that much better written than many of the parts this season, I just think they were parts taylor made for those actors, and actors made the writing seem phenomenal. McCounaughey is perfect for the spacey cop with a bad side. And Harrelson was perfect for the cop that's kind of a dick. Its essentially the same types of parts those two always play and it was written right into their wheelhouses.
Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch are all doing well in their roles -- not at the same level of Harrelson or McCounaughey, but they were both nominated for Emmys, so that's a pretty high bar. I agree that Vince Vaungh is out of place. That was a miscasting. As much as I love him, he's just not a dramatic actor.
I just think a lot of the handwringing over this season compared to last is revisionist history. There were a lot of slow, confusing, and just plain bad parts of season 1, but people forget about them.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Oh hey look, we've got a whiner||
Oh boo hoo, its not the greatest fucking show on TV. WAAAAAAAA
Guess what, the first season wasn't that awesome either. Its first half was just as slow and complicated, there was a big shootout at the end of episode 4, and the best episodes were all at the end. Just like this season.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Went there for the Under||
Went there for the Under Armour All American game, and can confirm its a dump. Couldn't imagine watching a baseball game there.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Old Yankee Stadium||
Worst stadium I've been too was definitely old Yankee Stadium. It was the final year of the old stadium, and that place was a dump. Yeah, yeah, its nice and historical, but it was still a shithole.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Don't forget Cowherd's||
Don't forget Cowherd's idiotic take on John Wall.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Reunion||
He's also reuniting with his old boss Jamie Horowitz (who was famously fired from the Today show after like 2 months, and is the new president of Fox Sports) who is basically responsible for everything everyone hates about ESPN -- the whole embrace debate nonsense and inserting LeBron, Tim Tebow, and Johnny Manziel into every goddamn conversation.
Now...if they would just dump the whole First Take crew, the purge will be complete.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Why? A tweet is a form of||
Why? A tweet is a form of communication, no different than getting a quote in the locker room, press conference, or in passing.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||No one gives a shit about||
No one gives a shit about records over the last 20 years. It's the I was awesome in high school of arguments.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||It wouldn't prevent||
It wouldn't prevent situations like this. For anyone still taking officials in January and committing weeks before NSD, you'd face the exact same numbers crunch some signing day.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Its generally true though||
Saban and other SEC teams generally get the recruits they want when they go head-to-head with nothern schools. Sure Michigan and other schools "up north" win battles with SEC teams all the time. But I'd bet its in the 1 out of 10 to 1 out of 20 range. Which, to me, is slim odds.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Auburn has excellent bagmen||
Auburn has excellent bagmen though. Bagmen trump pretty much everything else.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Why? It's July. He still has||
Why? It's July. He still has half a year before he has to decide.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||They already have that.||
They already have that. That's why rights fees are so high and why everyone's cable bills are so high.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Its the next big one||
Big Ten fees are the next big rights contract to be negotiated. And with the top two contenders cutting a lot of costs in the last few months, it'll be interesting to see what happens. Whoever wins the Big Ten rights is likely going to have to make quiet a few concessions elsewhere in their business to afford it.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||All tied to the rights fees||
It'll be interesting to see what happens. There's been lots of talk about a looming pop for the sports rights bubble and we might be near that. ESPN is tightening their belt and Fox just cut a bunch of jobs as well. Those two networks rely on rights fees more than anyone else (they broadcast the most), and they use subscriber fees to offset that. With subscriber bases shrinking, its a whole lot harder to shell out billions for rights.
It'll be interesting to see what happens when the next round of contracts comes up. Eventually something has to give, someone is going to have to pay for it, and it'll likely be the consumer. Cord cutting is a sexy alternative now because its the alternative and networks still have their business attached to subscriber fees. Its cheap because its new, and networks haven't quite figured out what to do with it. Once the subscriber model breaks, they are going to have to shift and start charging a lot more for the a la carte/cord cutter option.
The demand for live sports isn't going to go away. There will just be a shift in how we the consumer pay for that demand.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Sling has them for now||
Sling has ESPN for now, but according to a WSJ article, when Disney negotiated that deal, they put in a clause that allowed them to opt out if they lost 3M subscribers, which they have now done. But opting out has its own problems, so it remains to be seen if they will stick with Sling or not.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Brining a national championship is important.||
Brining a national championship is important. If you don't, it can dry up before you're ready. Its an important step, helps keeps the moisture in.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Amen||
It seems like people have gotten so judgy with TV shows and movies lately. Every review seems to be IT WASN'T THE GREATEST PIECE OF MEDIA IN OUR LIFETIMES, SO ITS TOTAL DOGSHIT. DO NOT LIKE.
I mean, fuck, its entertainment people. Not every show or episode can be the pinnacle of the art form. Be happy we still have content like this to watch and its not all reality TV.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Rewatch the first season||
This is what I don't get with all of the season to season comparisions -- we're a total of 3 episodes in. You can't compare season 1 as a whole with 3 epsiodes of season two yet. And if you're comparing 3 episodes to 3 episodes, you're forgetting what those first three episodes of season 1 were actually like.
In the first season, all you had 3 episodes in was an occult murder scene, awkard car rides with Cohle and Hart, a bunch of interview scenes with Cohle and Hart, a lot of poltiics with the task force, and a lot of relationship drama with Hart. There were plenty of places for the story to go -- much like the current season -- but that was it. Season 1 didn't take off until the big shootout in episode 4 with Reggie Ledoux.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Most questions||
He has the most unanswered questions so far character wise. Sure he's brooding a lot, but there's a lot of places his character can go. That's pretty interesting.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||More like the new Jabrill||
More like the new Jabrill Peppers
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Combo score||
Combination of points earned from running the 40, vertical leap, shuttle drill, and kneeling power ball throw. You have to be great at everything to win. Last year's winner was Kirk Merritt (signed with Oregon) with a 148.83. Speedy Noil (A&M) won in 2013 with a 153.90. Georgia Manbearfreak Nick Chubb had a 142.59 that year. The all-time record is by former OSU commit Mike Mitchell who had a 154.47 in 2012.
So a 149.49 is pretty fucking good especially considering he's a junior to be.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Plasma was dead before 4k||
Has nothing to do with pixels, but everything to do with cheap LED TVs. It was simply too expensive to make a plasma TV let alone a 4K plasma, and since LED technology and manufacturing costs improved drastically over the last 5 years or so, there was just no reason to make plasma anymore. Plus the majority of consumers didn't want plasma anymore -- LED was the new hot shit (even though plasma were still better quality).
I bought my Panasonic plasma around 4 years or so ago and plasmas were all but gone back then. 3D TV was the hot feature back then -- 4k was only on the horizon. Panasonic made them for another year or so, but stopped and they along with every other manufacturer sold off their remaining inventory at rock bottom prices.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||4k movement = 3D movement||
4K TV is just like 3D TV. There will be some content for it, but its largely a gimmick to get you to spend the extra couple hundred for the 3D/4K features on a TV. Neither is going to have the widespread support that the HDTV movement had. So just like 3D, 4K will fade away into a tiny niche market.
So, while its nice to be future proof, you're proofing for a future that's not really going to exist.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Not to be a dick or anything,||
Not to be a dick or anything, but who has channels that aren't HD anymore? Like legit question here...what are people watching that is SD these days?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Its real||
They've been advertising it online and on TV.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Gonna be a long wait for 4k content||
I don't see 4k becoming a standard any time in the next 5-10 years -- if ever. Sports networks are paying so much for rights fees, they don't have the money to reinvest in upgraded infastructure, cameras, and broadcast trucks to do 4k broadcasts. And live events is where the money is at these days. Gonna be an even longer wait for broadcast or cable content.
For the foreseeable future, 4k is going to be a marketing gimmick.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Sony||
Really no reason to go with Sony. Especially if you want to avoid Smart TVs. Haven't checked TV ratings in the last year or so, but if I remember right, Vizio, Panasonic, Sharp, and Samsung have all closed the gap or surpassed Sony in terms of quality. Sony is basically living off reputation at this point.
No reason to get a curved TV -- that's just marketing hype. Also no reason to get a 4k TV. There's no content for it and there won't be for quiet a long time (rights fees are too goddamn much for networks to reinvest in 4k broadcast gear for sports).
So if you don't want to shell out for a top of the line TV that is going to have Smart TV features built in, picture quality is all relatively equal below that threshold. Just pick up a nice 65" Vizio or something with good refresh rate for $1k or so from Costco and you'll be plenty happy.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||When Hackett says "Fuck that||
When Hackett says "Fuck that crocodile" before jumping into crocodile infested waters, the crocs just nod in agreement and swim away.