well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|8 hours 1 min ago||I can't believe 9 players so thoroughly||
I can't believe 9 players so thoroughly disrespected Michigan State.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Derwin James, he's about as close to adding a||
Derwin James, he's about as close to adding a second Peppers on defense as possible. Alternatively, having a true thumping MLB like Reuben Foster or Raekwon McMillian would be awfully nice.
|2 days 2 hours ago||1. Under. 3000 yards in 15||
1. Under. 3000 yards in 15 games is 200/game, in 13 games it's 231/game, and ultimately I don't see us making either the B1G CG or the Playoffs. I'd say 225/game seems about right with the OL and RBs hopefully salting away most of the games on the schedule. Neither O'Korn nor Speight are the type of QB I see Harbaugh unleashing for 250+ a game.
2. Under. Morris never starts another game in FBS.
3. Over. 13 games, 1000 yards is 77/game. I think DeVeon can hit 80-85/game.
4. Over. See above.
5. Over. 39.5 is just over 3/game. If the DL stays healthy, and with Brown's scheme, that's an easy one.
6. Under. I think the defense is going to be better against the pass, so we'll see a lot more runs against. Fumbles, however, go way up.
7. Under. Too hard to predict these will happen. I'd say 2 total, one of each.
8. Over. Soft schedule outside of maybe 3 games.
9. Over. That's 2 penalties, he might get there before B1G play starts.
10. Over. Including postseason, I see 12-1. Loss to OSU at the end of the season keeps us out of both the B1G champ game and the playoffs, though.
|6 days 14 hours ago||If I could go back to my college self, I would||
If I could go back to my college self, I would kick my own ass for choosing nuclear engineering. Way to pigeon-hole your career aspirations, dumbass.
The only saving grace of that decision is I met my wife via a coworker.
|1 week 4 days ago||Overall it plays somewhat similar to Agricola, but||
Overall it plays somewhat similar to Agricola, but without having cards in your hand. Strategy is based all off what you want to do and what your opponents are trying to do rather than driven by your cards in hand. I like having more freedom of strategy personally; not that Agricola is bad, just Caverna is better.
|1 week 4 days ago||Finally found someone that has Caverna so I didn't||
Finally found someone that has Caverna so I didn't have to spend $70+ to buy it, that game is actually a lot of fun and has about a million actual pieces instead of cards like you get with Agricola.
|1 week 5 days ago||Barrett is very good, definitely in the top 5 in||
Barrett is very good, definitely in the top 5 in the country right now, but Watson is in a class by himself.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||If we're counting bespoke||
If we're counting bespoke manufacturers, I'd love to take a Drakan Spyder for a spin. I've always been a sucker for those kind of small, lightweight, road-legal cars (Lotus, Ariel, BAC, etc.).
|4 weeks 5 days ago||JET FUEL CAN'T MELT STEEL||
JET FUEL CAN'T MELT STEEL BEAMS
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Can the next team be Portland? I'd like to have a||
Can the next team be Portland? I'd like to have a local hockey influence here, please and thank you.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Normally I'd agree, but with Oakmont the USGA does||
Normally I'd agree, but with Oakmont the USGA does not do that much to the course. The only real changes to the way Oakmont sets up for member play is slightly longer rough (remember they cut it after players complained in practice rounds too) and shaving some banks leading into bunkers.
Besides practically killing Chambers Bay last year, I'm usually a fan of US Open setups - let the players shoot -20 every other week. They can deal with a very penal course once a year.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||With the amount of basically free practice high||
With the amount of basically free practice high school players can get, you'd be surprised. If there's a decent coach that can give them short game drills (YouTube is great for this, by the way), breaking 90 isn't hard at all - that's averaging bogey, after all. Anyone with remotely decent athletic and hand eye control can do it with the right kind of practice, unless you're playing a US Open course or trying to hit from the tips on long courses without having the requisite distance off the tee.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Golf||
It's actually not that hard for a decent high school golfer to get a D1 scholarship, doubly so for girls. I have a niece who has played about two years of golf at this point and will probably have an offer or two - girls that can break 90 will be in pretty good shape to find a scholarship. There really aren't a whole lot of kids interested in golf, most high schools negotiate with courses to basically have free practice, and it's generally really cheap for a university to field a team so most schools do.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||I used to own a WRX, which was a lot of fun.||
I used to own a WRX, which was a lot of fun. Except the 22ish mpg on premium gas, with a 60 mile round trip commute to a job I hated. Eventually, around 140k miles, it was time for something new because I was looking at probably 3k in repairs to pass Pennsylvania's annual safety inspection. So I bought a Honda CR-Z because it was the cheapest low mileage used car that gets good mileage and has a manual to trick myself into thinking it's fun. And found a dealer giving me way more than the car was worth on trade in.
Then of course I got a new job in Oregon, to which I can easily bike to work, and wish I had my fun car again. But the moral of the story is, sometimes you have to make a sacrifice when it comes to your car, especially if you have a finite budget.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||Subaru||
I've now owned two Subarus, a 2005 WRX and a 2016 Forester, both great vehicles. I'm looking at various cars to start a project car with, and strongly considering an aged STi.
The only brand I'll never buy again is Pontiac. I owned two different Grand Ams in my younger days, both awful, unreliable garbage automobiles.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||As a card-carrying, sex-having person, I don't||
As a card-carrying, sex-having person, I don't think my wife would appreciate me not being intimate.
Alternate universe, where I'm single, I probably choose the money. Women are great and all, but if I have no money I can't live somewhere where the women are anyway.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Allegedly!||
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||It wasn't condemned, but was closed for a year due||
It wasn't condemned, but was closed for a year due to cracking and such. It reopened last year.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm really torn on the newer ones, they're just||
I'm really torn on the newer ones, they're just too much like driving a computer. The older ones still had a lot of tech (especially the R34), but you still have a manual gearbox and that wonderful, very tuner-friendly RB26 engine.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||Yeah, that car certainly would not see anything||
Yeah, that car certainly would not see anything but warm, sunny days. And mostly race tracks when it does come out.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||1969 Yenko Camaro1997 Nissan R33 GT-R Nismo||
1969 Yenko Camaro
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Joe Paterno was framed.||
Joe Paterno was framed.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I was an ice hockey referee basically all through||
I was an ice hockey referee basically all through high school, and even kept doing it through some of college. Fantastic money, as even the little kids' games were like $12/hr, it was all cash so I totally skipped out paying taxes, and the scheduler was a real good friends with my dad so I got basically as much work as I wanted. I was lucky that I could basically not work during the summer except for a few tournaments and a goalie camp run by my friends' dad.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||USF's biggest contribution is Jason Pierre-Paul.||
USF's biggest contribution is Jason Pierre-Paul. Considering he blew his hand off, I'd call UCF the clear winner in this competition.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Hangover is no great shakes, and the second is the||
Hangover is no great shakes, and the second is the same goddamn movie, but good lord the third installment is so terrible. Be thankful if you never watch that atrocity.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I thought Signs was total garbage. Just an all||
I thought Signs was total garbage. Just an all around stupid movie.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That's either Pacific Rim or Real Steel, both||
That's either Pacific Rim or Real Steel, both kinda sucked.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||full contact mini hockey||
If you never had the chance to play a full contact game of hockey with those cheap tiny plastic sticks, you're missing out.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Was it perhaps a big sausage||
Was it perhaps a big sausage pizza?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Arizona||
I don't think he's been a failure at Arizona, especially considering their lack of any success since 1998. In fact, he's basically been a success everywhere but Michigan.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I do have to say, the story would have been a||
I do have to say, the story would have been a whole lot better if Limp Bizkit decided to show up.
|14 weeks 13 hours ago||Ariel Atom 3S||
Now that I live in western Oregon and can enjoy the absolutely beautiful summers and mountain roads, it's gotta be the Atom 3S. Weighs nothing, tons of power, fully open cockpit... now I just need $100k of disposable cash.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||As good as Spieth is||
As good as Spieth is everywhere else in his game, his driving is really not very good.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||One of my NERS classes in||
One of my NERS classes in grad school, can't remember the number but it was one of the rotating topic classes. The semester I took it, it was Stochastic Processes. Though I ended up getting an A (which I have no idea how that happened), each day I showed up for the class I sat there dumbfounded as to what was going on. Basically, it was really, really theoretical multivariable calculus.
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||Price||
Price is currently keeping me from buying in. I just moved to Oregon, and have cut my commute from 60 miles per day to 5. Since I can easily bike to work, and already have a fuel efficient hybrid, the price will have to seriously come down. My next car is going to be a project car of some sort that will be loads of fun driving in the mountains.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||easy for me||
A few winters ago, I was really procrastinating getting new tires, but finally ordered some. They hadn't arrived yet, so my wife and I went to the Big Chill on my unsafe, balding all-seasons. It was uneventful until around Cleveland on our drive back to Pittsburgh. It has just switched from rain to snow, and falling fast. I was in the middle lane of the Ohio turnpike, with the left lane impassible, and the truck next to me slid a bit into my lane. Not wanting to get wiped out by the truck, I hopped off the gas, and my car started rotating. Despite my best efforts, we ended up doing a 180, thankfully missed any other vehicles, and slid down the embankment. Also missed any signposts and trees. No damage besides the shame and some mud all over the underside.
Lesson: Buy your new tires before snow season starts.
|21 weeks 17 hours ago||I hit 145 on a highway here||
I hit 145 on a highway here in Pittsburgh one night in my old WRX, just because there was nobody else on the road and I wanted to see what it was like. I will never do that again but the car was surprisingly stable at that speed.
The fastest car I've ever driven was probably that WRX. The only comparable car would have been the Mazdaspeed 6 I test drove for a friend, because he couldn't drive a stick yet.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Mine would probably be a||
Mine would probably be a FD-era RX-7. Beautiful cars, I love the Wankel sound, but man are those engines a) unreliable, and b) horribly inefficient. Simple, but require non-stop attention. I've looked into buying them before, but haven't been able to commit to pulling the trigger.
|24 weeks 17 hours ago||If they can refuel airplanes||
If they can refuel airplanes still in flight, the hype train doesn't need to stop to get more fuel.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||It's not so much the losing||
It's not so much the losing as it is the way they're losing. All 7 losses this season are by at least 11 points. Last season, there were 8 losses by double digits (and that's not counting the OT losses to MSU or Illinois, which, how do you lose twice in one season by 10+ in OT?).
Combine the tendency to get blown out with the obvious recruiting issues, and it's tough to see a team capable of contending for conference championships anytime soon.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||It would be awesome to snag||
It would be awesome to snag him, but I doubt he goes anywhere other than LSU or Alabama.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I'm probably going to be||
I'm probably going to be taking a job in Oregon soon, and living in Pittsburgh, I will be embarking on a cross-country road trip as part of the move. The relocation package gives me 5 days to make the drive. I do have the option to fly and have my car shipped, but how often do you get the chance to make a 2600 mile drive and get reimbursed for it?
Having never driven like this before (I've made 600-700 mile, one-day trips before, but not in consecutive days), anyone have any tips? There are two routes, either I-80 or I-90, that are basically identical in time and distance. I'm planning to do the more northerly route, basically only because I want to visit Minneapolis on the way. Thoughts/suggestions/am I being stupid for wanting to make this drive alone?
|25 weeks 6 hours ago||Zack Kuntz, who is a 2018 top||
Zack Kuntz, who is a 2018 top tight end. He's also a Penn State legacy, so it's not like keeping Shuster would have helped.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Man, this||
Man, this Connor-Compher-Motte line is the best line I've seen in my roughly 15 years of paying attention to college hockey. There have been plenty of good duos, but I can't remember a trio this deadly.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||The transforming Viper from||
The transforming Viper from the TV show Viper.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I would guess Texas and A&M,||
I would guess Texas and A&M, prior to A&M skipping off to the SEC, might be the closest. Texas is a better school for the most part, and they have an out-of-state rival they care more about than A&M.
Pitt and Penn State have a weird dynamic where Penn State, a better school with better athletics, still acts like a little brother towards Pitt despite not having played them in football since 2000.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||Without knowing all the||
Without knowing all the details, I'm not moved either way by this. Who cares if he's a 4-star or an All-American? Just because you play in one of the AA games or are given 4 stars by recruiting services doesn't mean college coaches see you like that.
|27 weeks 17 hours ago||Not necessarily from my past,||
Not necessarily from my past, but my mom (whom I assume I got my love of cars from) actually had a series of great cars before she married my dad, who is not at all a car guy - seriously, he has only owned four different Cavaliers since I was born. A few Firebirds, a Corvette, Triumph TR-7, Plymouth Fury, and some I'm probably forgetting. The way she always talks about the first Firebird, a '69 with the rear end lifted, makes me wish that somehow she was able to keep that.
For me specifically, I had to recently part ways with my '05 WRX because it was getting too expensive to clear PA inspection every year. I wanted to hold onto it and eventually start modding it, but between trying to save money and potentially moving in the near future, it just didn't make sense to keep around.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Stanford has 36 varsity||
Stanford has 36 varsity sports. Ohio State also has 36. If it was only about the number of sports, you would think OSU would have finished in the top 5 more than 4 times since the Director's Cup started in 1993-94.
Penn State has 31 sports (which I think is #3, but I can't find a definitive list without going through every team's site), and yet only finished 3rd or better once.
Stanford wins because they're a great school in a great location, who also happens to win a lot in the Olympic/non-revenue sports where there isn't a professional league.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||And yet there's still Purdue,||
And yet there's still Purdue, Iowa, and Illinois behind both of them; Northwestern and Indiana are both behind Rutgers. Also behind Rutgers? Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Not that I'm trying to make excuses for Delany adding them, but the Director's Cup is probably not the best place to make this argument.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry, I jumped to the||
Sorry, I jumped to the assumption that it was about recruits. Anybody who is recruited for a sport cannot be on any scholarship besides a full-ride football one. True walk-ons (i.e., not the preferred walk-ons that are recruited as such) can be on academic, yes. Scholarship athletes from other sports cannot walk-on though.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||No. Football players cannot||
No. Football players cannot be on any non-athletic, non-football scholarship.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Now, I try to not follow||
Now, I try to not follow recruiting too much because it's a creepy business and I don't trust anyone involved (coaches, media, or the kids themselves). But I do know the B1G has a limit of 28 signees (25 regular and 3 EEs allowed to back-count). How does this work? I know we're back-counting 3 of the EEs, and possibly 'greyshirting' a few, but if we greyshirt some kids, does that not affect what we can do for the 2017 class (which should be big given the number of seniors on the 2016 squad)?
For example, if we sign 30 this year, back-count 3, and greyshirt 2, that gives us 25 counting against the 2016 class. Any 2017 EEs can't back-count to 2016 because there would already be 25, and 2 spots would be hit by the greyshirts, so theoretically we would limit ourselves to 23+greyshirts in 2017. Am I wrong? Or do back-counted and greyshirt spots just disappear into the ether each year?
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't think this argument||
I don't think this argument is about whether or not he's a good NFL coach, but rather is he the best college coach. Being successful at the NFL level does not guarantee success at the college level. Bill Walsh, for all his success with the 49ers, was only 34-24-1 over 5 seasons at Stanford, including 3-7-1 in his last season.
Right now, as much as I love what Harbaugh is doing, you cannot possibly argue that he's a better college coach than Saban. Check back in 8 years, maybe, but Saban has 5 titles now in 20 years of college coaching, all since 2003.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I'm all for division winners||
I'm all for division winners getting a benefit. Yeah, sometimes an entire division is down (*cough* AFC East *cough*) and the winner is probably not a real good team, but that's not worth scrapping the whole system.
Minnesota lost to a good Seattle team by one point in -25 degree weather, and the Bengals lost because they have no QB and they committed two personal fouls in the last 30 seconds. Houston and Washington were the two who arguably didn't deserve to be there, and both got more (Houston) or less (Washington) blown out by better teams.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||So you're saying that essentially only Darboh,||
So you're saying that essentially only Darboh, Chesson, Butt, and Peppers will catch TDs from O'Korn?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||For #4, I think you have a||
For #4, I think you have a 60-day window to make the claim, so you may not have the luxury of burying it under the "oh shit major breaking news" headlines.
Otherwise, spot on.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, I could blow a lot of||
Yes, I could blow a lot of it, but that's exactly what gets a lot of lottery winners in trouble. I'd rather just have a very large brokerage account that supplies my income with it's earnings for the next 40 years until I die. And then there's a huge sum of money left that goes to charitable purposes.
I seriously can't think of anything I'd want that I could not afford with an annual budget of $2 million. I could pay off my house and car loans, my wife's student loans, get my Porsche, and still have more than $1.5 million left to splurge with.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||1. Get a lawyer and a CPA. Do||
1. Get a lawyer and a CPA. Do everything I can to remain anonymous, even to close family for a while until everything is in place and we have a chance
2. Invest in something low-yield and low-risk. Live off the earnings alone. At $675 million, figure about $200-250 million after tax lump sum. Even at 1% return, that's a budget of $2+ million a year.
3. Write up a will stating that, when my wife and I die, all the money gets donated to various things like Mott, some charities, etc. We don't, and won't, have kids to worry about. Also, with the donation I'd make to Michigan, I'd have a bust of my likeness put right next to ol' Mortimer in the Cooley Building.
4. Pay off our mortgage.
5. I don't think I'd quit my job to be honest. I'd be so bored if I didn't have something to do. I certainly wouldn't tell my coworkers that I won (though #6 might be hard to explain).
6. After a year or so acclimating to this new-found wealth, I'd buy myself what I've always wanted - a brand new, arrest-me-red Porsche 911 Turbo.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty sure Reynolds' passing||
Pretty sure Reynolds' passing TDs don't count. He had 85 rushing TDs in his career coming into the game, while Dixon has 72 rushing and 15 receiving, for 87 total. If you counted passing TDs, it'd be a runaway with the air raid QBs who had multiple 40-50 TD seasons.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I imagine a vast majority of||
I imagine a vast majority of these come from donations directly to the athletic department. Now, if the school is pulling money from the general university coffers (which I think would be a big no-no, especially for public schools like Clemson, but IANAL), then yes they should be open to everyone.
If I were to become a billionaire and donate money to build some amazing theme park for the College of Engineering, you better believe I'd want that to be a CoE-student only perk. Likewise, these boosters contributing tens of millions to install a wave pool or whatever should have some assurance that they are only being used by people associated with wherever they want the money going. Football players aren't going to hang out and play mini golf if it's constantly packed with the general student population, so why make the donation?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I don't have a problem with||
I don't have a problem with this, except I think they should open it up to all scholarship sport athletes, not just football players.
Once the bubble bursts, whether it's from the sweet nectar of cable money fizzling away or legislation allowing players to earn a 'salary' from the school, it'll be curious to see how many of these $20+ million opulent facilities still get built.
|31 weeks 13 hours ago||You know, there's also the||
You know, there's also the possibility that Howard just isn't that good (yet). CBS scouting report:
STRENGTHS: He is a terrific athlete for his frame with speed to run away from linebackers and the natural body control to attack the football.
WEAKNESSES: His tape is underwhelming as he doesn't properly use his size and his immature route running fails to fool defenders who can beat Howard to the catch point. He needs to embrace the physicality of the game as both a receiver and blocker to box out, utilize his length and create space.
Even with that, he's still ranked top-5 at the position for 2017. That's with Henry, Engram, and Leggett, whom are ranked 2-4, having yet to declare one way or the other for 2016.
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||Only if he could somehow get||
Only if he could somehow get his name hidden on the student directory, sign up for classes, and go to the first few days of said classes without anyone noticing. Given how highly visible he is, being a top-15 recruit and 6'4", 240, I doubt that's happening.
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||Smart isn't necessarily||
Smart isn't necessarily bringing over the Alabama offense though - he brought in Chaney as OC, who got Hunter Henry (Arkansas' Mackey winner this year) a 37-513-2 line in 2014. The second TE on that Arkansas team, AJ Derby, had 22-303-3 one year removed from being the backup QB. That was enough to get Derby scooped up by the Patriots in the 6th round.
Sorry, but Georgia isn't a terrible dead-end destination. Hell, Vannett at OSU is probably going 4th among TEs in the draft, and that guy's career line is 54-571-6. It doesn't require a TE-centric offense to get picked up by the NFL.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||...||
Wait, known friend and trusted agent? Is Jim Harbaugh THE KNOWLEDGE?
|32 weeks 18 hours ago||Tennessee actually has a very||
Tennessee actually has a very manageable schedule next year, with their two toughest games (Florida and Alabama) at home, and Florida still won't have Grier back; as far as SEC schedules go, you couldn't ask for a better road slate (SC with Muschamp, Georgia in flux, TAMU is a mess, and Vandy hasn't been the same since Franklin left). Plus they get an early statement game against VT at Bristol to build momentum. They nearly beat two of the playoff teams this year, having late leads on both Bama and OU. I think they return a lot of the team, so I could easily see them in the top 10.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I hate bowl tie-ins. I say,||
I hate bowl tie-ins. I say, after the CFP/NYD 6 bowls, throw every bowl in a hat, draw for 'draft' position, and let each bowl draft two teams.
I like this ranking system, and I'd use it for the draft. You can't take a team with a lower ranking than any available team. It'd keep bowls from picking just the biggest fanbases to guarantee ticket sales, and give fans/schools the chance to visit more than just a handful of locations.
Also get rid of requiring schools to sell tickets.
Also let non-bowl teams practice if they want, with any players who have exhausted eligibility or submitted their name for the NFL draft allowed to decline participation.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I would ask where the goalies||
I would ask where the goalies are, but then I did some research and it's rather sad:
Al Montoya's playing well as Luongo's backup in Florida
Jared Rutledge is on D-III Aurora, and that whole team seems to be real bad.
Bryan Hogan played 1 game for Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL
Also, took a look at our two infamous should-have-beens, Jack Campbell and John Gibson:
Jack Campbell's struggling with Texas in the AHL, though he was called up to Dallas for about a week (but didn't see action).
John Gibson played well for San Diego in the AHL, was called up to Anaheim and has been tearing it up. :(
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Well, with Franklin's entire||
Well, with Franklin's entire assistant tenure on offense (except a year as DB coach at East Stroudsburg), I'm not sure Donovan is the guy at fault here.
I'm thinking this goes about as well as Borges -> Nussmeier. We were all celebrating Borges getting canned, and saw Nussmeier's two years at Alabama as reason for optimism. WHOOPS.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||sad face||
I fear we may be ripe for an upset, gonna go with 19-24.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Y'all motherfuckers are crazy||
Y'all motherfuckers are crazy
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, if Iowa is 12-1 with a||
Eh, if Iowa is 12-1 with a win over 12-1 OSU, I think they're still in unless ND is 11-1 and OkState is 12-0. I suppose a theoretical 11-1 Oklahoma coming off 3 straight wins over Baylor, TCU, and OkState could also jump a 12-1 B1G champ Iowa team, but it's not as slam-dunk.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Let's examine your scenario||
Let's examine your scenario (Stanford over Utah). So, Stanford and M win out, OSU beats MSU, UCLA beats USC, and Utah wins out to the P12 title game, the resumes could shake out as:
Michigan's 5 best wins would be: 12-1 Iowa, 11-1 OSU, 10-2 NW, 9-3 BYU, 7-5 PSU. Losses to 10-2 MSU, 10-3 Utah.
Stanford's 5 best wins would be: 10-2 ND, 10-3 Utah, 9-3 WSU, 9-3 UCLA, 8-4 USC. Losses to 10-2 NW, 9-3 Oregon.
The losses are fairly similar, as both teams would have beaten a team the other lost to, so head-to-head washes out. We're left with:
Iowa > ND, OSU > Utah, NW > WSU, BYU < UCLA (head-to-head), and PSU < USC.
I can't see any way that Stanford's resume could be argued stronger than Michigan's in this situation.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||There are basically two||
There are basically two scenarios where the B1G champ is not getting in:
1. PSU wins the conference. At 3 losses already, there's absolutely no way they can make it unless you actually think both Alabama and Florida could lose this weekend.
2. ND and OkState win out and the B1G champ has 1+ losses. Although, it's possible that OSU could jump ND if they beat MSU, M loses to PSU, M beats OSU, and OSU beats undefeated Iowa.
|36 weeks 15 hours ago||I, for one, would love to see||
I, for one, would love to see PSU go up-tempo. If they try to install that in one week, I imagine there would be a slew of mistakes - false starts, missed blocking assignments, wrong routes. All they would do is expose their own lack of defensive depth by giving the ball back to Michigan quickly.
OSU, on the other hand, is fully capable of going up-tempo, though maybe not to the degree that Indiana does it. I fully believe they'll use a similar gameplan, and they're better than Indiana pretty much everywhere on offense. That game could be bad news if Harbaugh and company don't figure out something to paper over the depth issue, and fast.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty sure INTs usually fall||
Pretty sure INTs usually fall into the IN/BR regime (primarily INX/BRX at that) unless they're otherwise good passes that get deflected or ridiculous plays by a defender.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||The big one should be||
The big one should be Woodson, and the smaller one should be Jabrill (or Peppers, but Jabrill rhymes with grill, but then again Peppers is actually a food item... tough choice), since he's on track to be Woodson Jr.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||As long as both OSU and UM||
As long as both OSU and UM end up 7-1 in conference, yes.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Dollars to donuts if the||
Dollars to donuts if the PAC-12 shakes out like you have it, Florida coming off a win over Alabama gets the nod over Michigan. They'll justify it by saying "Michigan already lost to Utah, let Florida have a shot."
The best outcome would probably be Mississippi State beating Alabama but losing to Ole Miss, and Ole Miss beating LSU. Florida losing to FSU but beating Alabama (who still wins the tiebreaker over LSU as both would be 6-2 in conference, with the Mississippi teams at 5-3) is now less impressive as Alabama would be 10-3, as opposed to Michigan's wins over a now 11-1 OSU and 12-1 Iowa to close out the season.
If you want a team out of the PAC-12, I think it's Stanford to avoid the "Utah already beat this team" arguments.
My (somewhat possible) dream scenario is:
B1G: Goes as necessary to get Michigan wins over previously-undefeated OSU and Iowa teams.
SEC: The LSU-Alabama-MSU-OM group cannibalizes itself as above. Florida at 11-2 with fewer impressive wins and similar quality losses to Michigan shouldn't make it, but never count out the SEC Spin Machine.
Big 12: Baylor wins out and gets a spot.
ACC: Clemson wins out and gets a spot. FSU losing to a respectable NCSt team this weekend would also help weaken a potential FSU win over Florida, but that's probably overkill.
PAC 12: Stanford wins out, Utah wins out the rest of the regular season to keep that loss as strong as possible.
Independents: If ND loses to Stanford, and both Stanford and Clemson make the playoff, I don't see how you could put ND in the playoff over Michigan. Michigan would finish the season so incredibly strong. ND's losses would unequivocally be stronger, but their best wins would be over Temple and Navy.
Alternate is the Big 12 ending up with Baylor losing to TCU and OkState, Oklahoma losing to Baylor, OkState losing to Oklahoma, and TCU losing to Oklahoma. Does OkState at 11-1 have a stronger resume than 11-2 Michigan? They'll have two wins over 10-2 teams and a loss to a 10-2 team, while Michigan would have wins over 12-1 and 11-1 teams, and losses to 11-2 and 10-2 teams.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I mean, you do know that||
I mean, you do know that MSU/OSU could feasibly hire a coach to replace Dantonio/Meyer who could still provide a solid challenge, right? Or that Penn State could come to the realization that Franklin is nothing more than a successful used car salesman and replace him with an actual solid coach?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Holy shit some of you are||
Holy shit some of you are self-righteous. A 17-year old high school kid being fawned over by schools from coast-to-coast wants to capitalize on his 'fame' by going to parties and getting laid by college girls? You're absolutely insane if you think this doesn't still happen at EVERY FREAKIN' SCHOOL in the country. It's a thousand-mile difference between going to college parties with a player-host and what Louisville did.
All this makes me wish I had been a D1-caliber athlete in high school instead of a dorky solid-but-unspectacular hockey dman forced to play for a different high school.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Northwestern's best win of||
Northwestern's best win of the year is inarguably the win over Stanford. Minnesota is not anywhere near as good as people thought they might be.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||The only thing that's holding||
The only thing that's holding me back from anointing this a 2006-level defense is the lack of turnovers forced. I know they're generally high-variance, but the best defenses seem to get a lot of them. See OSU scoring a defensive TD in every game so far this year. The 2006 team had 30 takeaways, more than 2 per game.
If we start forcing turnovers, though... hoo boy the sky is the limit for this group.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Depends how heavy the rain||
Depends how heavy the rain is. I remember watching a Southern Miss-Louisville game 3 years ago where the rain was so heavy the field was essentially flooded. Good thing it looks like we won't have to deal with this!
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 41-Maryland||
Michigan 41-Maryland 10
Michigan 27-Northwestern 3
|43 weeks 1 day ago||+1, very informative.||
+1, very informative.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I hedged my bets and guessed||
I hedged my bets and guessed a BYU win because by the time I posted all the reasonable (at the time) scores had been selected. Oh well!
Also, internet high five for a fellow NERS graduate! (I'm guessing, based on the screenname...)
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I laughed. +1||
I laughed. +1
|43 weeks 5 days ago||23-27 BYU.||
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Pittsburgh's beer scene is||
Pittsburgh's beer scene is mostly just getting off the mat right now, as there has been a rash of micros opening over the past 5 years. The best, in my opinion, are probably Grist House, Brew Gentlemen, and Spoonwood. East End has a great stout but is pretty average elsewhere. Church Brew Works is okay, but the brewery is in an abandoned church so it's a real neat place to go. If you drive a little more than an hour north of the city, Voodoo is really good.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||According to Harbaugh||
According to Harbaugh himself, it looks like you want to be as close to Section 25, Row 12, Seat 9 as possible.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Considering that UNLV lost||
Considering that UNLV lost their already not very good starting QB, I don't think that offense is moving the ball too much against our defense. The score won't be a total massacre because the second half is going to be a lot of power running and clock chewing, but it'll be something on the order of 45-3 I'd guess.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||The Peppers gif, the dude||
The Peppers gif, the dude with the clipboard in the top right is making the "oooooooohhhhhhhh" face as Peppers crushes the WR. It's hilarious and I can't stop watching it.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I'm with you on the||
Yeah, I'm with you on the Wilson TD. The WR is the one moving horizontally while Booker stays outside as a blocker, so Bolden should have the outside responsibility. RJS's task should be to force the play to the RB and allow the 4 tacklers (against 3 blockers) to clean up. He ended up forcing Wilson to keep the ball, and with no help behind him due to Morgan falling, it was as easy as TDs get.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan wins 31-17. Gary||
Michigan wins 31-17. Gary Andersen scares me a bit when he has a mobile QB, like what he did at Utah State with Chuckie Keeton. Good thing is we'll be getting Collins in only his second game, his first road game, three times zones away, and the rest of the Beavers aren't all that threatening.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, this is one contest I'm||
Yeah, this is one contest I'm not happy to finish well in. I hate when my pessimism gets rewarded.
That's not to say that I would turn down a free copy of BLL (which I didn't order because I don't read many books)... plus the entry does say both "correct guesses" and "five closest," so it depends on which one you want to believe.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Our offense is a long way||
Our offense is a long way from being a true threat. Rudock did not impress me; made some bad reads, and the first overthrow of Chesson was inexcusable for a 5th year senior. Smith runs hard, which is nice to see, but he runs hard to the wrong place half the time. The receivers were somewhat of a surprise, but Perry's routes aren't quite good enough to see as many targets as Rudock gave him. Jake Butt is amazing, and he'll have to play like this all season if we want to have any success going forward.
Defense was a bit hit-and-miss for me. The DL seemed to get really good penetration, which was nice to see; however, I fully expect RJS to get some serious minuses on Wilson's TD run - he boned that play as bad as you possibly could. The LBs were good against the run for the most part, but got really exposed through the air. They're lucky there aren't a whole lot of dangerous passing attacks in the conference. Lewis is the real deal, and by the end of the game Peppers was fantastic.
All in all, it played out somewhat like I expected (though I did not imagine Rudock would have 3 INTs, even if one wasn't his fault), as I guessed 23-17. I did see enough that makes me think this team will improve as the season goes along. But, if it was possible, I'm even more skeptical that they'll provide much of a challenge to MSU or OSU in the division.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||White Braylon||
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just gonna throw an||
I'm just gonna throw an upvote here and move on. Drinking on the job would get me fired, and that's not ideal.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I've actually only attended||
I've actually only attended two Michigan games outside of Michigan Stadium - 2007 MSU and 2012 Sugar Bowl.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||The game at Connecticut was||
The game at Connecticut was scheduled when they were still in the Big East, a BCS conference. The game at Utah wasn't scheduled until they were in the Pac-12.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I don't see anything||
Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with what Whittingham said. We probably wouldn't be playing the game there if Utah wasn't in the Pac-12.
Let's not try to read disrespect into everything anyone says about Michigan.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I have pessimistic||
I have pessimistic tendencies, so I don't have a real good feeling about the season. I just think there's a few too many holes on the roster still.
@Utah - Loss. Road opener against a tough opponent. Their pass rush will just be too much for our improving-but-not-quite-there OL to handle.
OrSU - Win. Depleted roster, new coach, home opener, reinvigorated fan base.
UNLV - Win. Easily the worst team we play this year.
BYU - Win. Hill is very good, but he's the only established rushing threat, and I trust Lewis to be able to lock down half the field. Our LBs keep their ground game in check enough for us to close out the game.
@Maryland - Win. They simply lost too much on offense, and I'm not sold on their defense outside of Likely.
NW - Win. If Hoke can beat them routinely (in the most unorthodox of fashions, no less), I don't see them being a huge challenge.
MSU - Loss. They're still just a bit too good for us to beat this year. I don't think their in-state dominance will last much longer as long as Harbaugh is around, but he just doesn't have the horses yet.
@Minnesota - Loss. Road game on Halloween will be tough enough, but they also have a pair of great corners to shut down our passing game. It'll be a cold, low-scoring game, and that plays into the home team's favor.
Rutgers - Win. They're just not good this year, and thankfully we don't have to deal with Gary Nova again.
@Indiana - Win. See NW - any team that Hoke could handle, I trust Harbaugh to do the same. He won't let us get tempo'd to death.
@PSU - Loss. Tough road game, their defense will be stout, and any improvement in their OL will make that offense actually dangerous.
OSU - Loss. This team is just stacked, and Meyer will have them ready. We'll have to bring our A++ game, because anything less and the game could get real ugly, real fast.
7-5 overall, 4-4 in conference. The team will show signs of improvement as the season goes on, for the first time in years. However, there's a long way to go to become competitive with the likes of MSU and OSU, and that won't happen in one season.
|47 weeks 11 hours ago||Utah 23-17.Unfortunately I||
Utah wins, 17-23.
Unfortunately I think things get off to a bumpy start on the scoreboard, but the signs are there that the team will be a lot more competitive as the year goes on.
|47 weeks 12 hours ago||My shining moment on the||
My shining moment on the internet is still the day THE_KNOWLEDGE anointed me the Protege of the Week a few years ago, after the 12-10 win over MSU. May the future be infinitely bright for you, good sir (or madam)!
|47 weeks 6 days ago||The season starts next||
The season starts next Thursday, not tomorrow.
|48 weeks 13 hours ago||For the sake of practicality,||
For the sake of practicality, one would be a 2016 Subaru Forester XT. Still decently powerful with the 250hp turbo engine, but enough space for my wife and I to take any road trip we want. Plus it can go places in Pittsburgh winters unlike my second car.
My other car would be a red Porsche 911 - either the 2015 GT3 RS or the 2010 GT2 RS. If I only get one car for the rest of my life, it will be a red 911 worthy of a racetrack. It's the one car I've always wanted since I knew what cars were. I keep telling myself that someday I'll finally have the money to buy one.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||This post reminds me how||
This post reminds me how ridiculous it is that we've never had a QB throw more than 25 TDs in a single season, and only once has someone cleared 3000 yards.
For comparison, 39 QBs threw for more than 3000 yards last year alone, 21 of which were in P5 conferences. 24 QBs threw for more than 25 TDs, 13 of them in P5. Yet, with all the talent we've had in the past at QB and WR/TE...
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I mean, I think it's unlikely||
I mean, I think it's unlikely that we beat either MSU or OSU, but to not even consider the possibility in a 'best case' scenario is ridiculous. I could understand a 10-2 best case if it involved beating MSU, and you could even preserve the 'Rose Bowl' part of it by saying the 2nd loss is to Utah or BYU.
Also, on the other end, I'd peg our worst case to actually be 5-7, if it turns out that none of the QBs are any good and the DL doesn't put much pressure on opposing QBs. If that happens, we could easily drop games to Utah, BYU, Minnesota, MSU, PSU, and OSU. One upset in the other 6 games and 5-7 is reasonable, if a bit unlikely.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||*woosh*||
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Fleck seems like a pretty||
Fleck seems like a pretty neat guy. He's gonna get a big time job sooner rather than later.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Notables should have also||
Notables should have also included all of our opponents. Like:
Utah - 43
The ratings have us going 6-6, which wouldn't be surprising but definitely disappointing.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not convinced Rudock so||
I'm not convinced Rudock so much as lost the job as it's Ferentz trying to recreate the days of Brad Banks, the last time anyone so much as worried about the Iowa offense. Beathard is a lot more mobile than Rudock is, but time will tell if he's actually any sort of upgrade as a quarterback.
Regardless, I just want a QB who can a) help the team score points and b) not turn the ball over constantly. Doesn't matter to me if it's Morris, Rudock, Gentry, Malzone, or Joe Schmoe coming out of the stands.
|49 weeks 20 hours ago||I sense a recruiting||
I sense a recruiting violation 12 years in the making.
Seriously though, that's a pretty neat thing for Coca Cola to do.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||You're half right. There was||
You're half right. There was a hydrogen explosion at Chernobyl which lifted the reactor head off and ejected some material from the reactor outside of the containment building. A meltdown alone does not contaminate the environment to the scale that Chernobyl did.
The Chernobyl explosion would have looked nothing like this, though.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa, 10.5 sacks per game? I||
Whoa, 10.5 sacks per game? I knew Nguyen was good but those are NCAA '14 numbers on JV level with the sliders all tilted.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||75% accurate over the 20||
75% accurate over the 20 random games they selected from the same timeframe that they built the model on? Doesn't sound that 'highly accurate' to me, especially when you could pick 'pass' every time and be right almost 57% of the time.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||They're equally valid in that||
They're equally valid in that they're equally meaningless.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Except that's an event we||
Except that's an event we have plenty of data on, so we could theoretically assign a percentage to it (if we conveniently ignore the scientific capability to track interstellar objects within collision distance of Earth). It is also repeatable, as we could bet again for the following hour, over and over again, until an asteroid does hit and we're both dead. The only way this UM-OSU game is even remotely 'repeatable' is if they meet again in a Playoff game, and even then we get two data points.
Do we actually have any truly applicable data that we can assign a percentage to this specific game? Especially considering it's an event where a lot can change before the end of November (injuries, suspensions, players over/underperforming, etc.). Maybe 18% is correct, maybe not, but how the hell would you even test it?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Childish and immature seems||
Childish and immature seems to be right up Penn State's alley.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I was posting in jest, but I||
I was posting in jest, but I do think it's really stupid to apply percentages to a non-repeatable trial like this.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know man, I'd put it||
I don't know man, I'd put it at 50%. We either win or lose. Not like we're going to play this specific game 100 times to see how often we win.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||I've been to weddings during||
I've been to weddings during three games - the Iowa and Delaware State games in 2009 and Utah in 2014. None of which were very notable for any reason.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I assumed this was picking a||
I assumed this was picking a factory truck, not taking an existing one and boosting them. In that case I'd still take the SRT-10, then let Hennessey put a pair of turbos on and have myself a pickup that puts down about 1000hp. Totally useless? Yes, but I also have no use for a truck in general.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||The Lightning is fine, but it||
The Lightning is fine, but it doesn't have the novelty of the Viper engine like the SRT-10, nor the old-school appeal of the Syclone. I'd love to see Ford to do something ridiculous like put the GT500 engine (or the powerplant for the upcoming GT) in an F150, but that won't happen.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||While I will never own a||
While I will never own a truck, if I had to get one I'd probably go with the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10. Maybe even go back to the 1991 GMC Syclone. If I'm getting a truck, I'm getting something fast at least.
|52 weeks 17 hours ago||The fastest car I've ever||
The fastest car I've ever been in is probably a 1967 Shelby GT500 that a friend's dad bought. However, I did (stupidly, in retrospect) have by WRX up to 145 once on a highway with no other cars around, and that's easily the fastest I've ever been in a car.
Slowest is the time my wife and I had to drive from Traverse City to Pittsburgh in her Kia Rio with one of the injectors broken; I had to take over the shifting because the misfire would shake the car under 3500rpm. In terms of cars that were actually working properly, maybe the pink Ford Aspire that one of my high school friends had.
|1 year 20 hours ago||Can we just trade Rutgers for||
Can we just trade Rutgers for Oklahoma straight up?
|1 year 3 days ago||FYI, I was referencing a||
FYI, I was referencing a certain recent event involving Paterno:
Joe Paterno, in his own words, on why he waited until the following day to call anyone after hearing what McQueary had told him about seeing Sandusky with a boy in a campus shower in 2002: "I ordinarily would have called people right away, but it was a Saturday morning and I didn't want to interfere with their weekends."
|1 year 3 days ago||Paterno was looking for the||
Paterno was looking for the right time to retire, but he didn't want to ruin anyone's weekend.
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm hoping to either upgrade||
I'm hoping to either upgrade to an STi (hoping they bring back the hatch soon), or move to a Focus RS (345hp in a hatchback sounds like a goddamn blast). I got the WRX when I was still in college (thanks to not having student loans, a pretty good internship, and a fellowship for my Master's degree), so hopefully I can make the upgrade to something a bit faster. Not that the WRX is slow or anything, but I sometimes find myself wanting just a bit more.
|1 year 1 week ago||Yes, I learned mostly by just||
Yes, I learned mostly by just straight buying my WRX back in 2005 and forcing myself to learn. It wasn't pretty the first week or so, but I still have the car, 10 years and 130k miles later, original clutch, and no mechanical issues.
I tried to teach my wife how to drive it, but she just gets frustrated. I'm hoping to convince her to let me replace it with another manual when it comes time for me to retire the trusty Subaru.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Awfully confident that we||
Awfully confident that we won't lose both games. What makes you think it's 'safe money' that we beat either of them, even if both games are at home?
As to the question, OSU each and every day.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Just go with a projector.||
Just go with a projector. Best AV purchase I've ever made is the setup I put in my basement.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Probably something like a||
Probably something like a Honda CRV or a Subaru Forester. With the dog and all the road trips my wife and I take, we need more room than either of the compacts (Kia Rio and Subaru Impreza WRX) we have right now. I'm hoping I can convince her to trade in the Kia, not my WRX though.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No match for||
No match for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7TMlrDXtw
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I shave like 3 or 4 times a||
I shave like 3 or 4 times a year. I think I need to shave soon, because it's too hot and humid outside to look like I just descended from the mountains.
I generally trim it down with whatever electric trimmer I have (I think it's a Norelco, but it's from some trimmer set my wife bought me a few years ago). I use a Gillette something-or-another to clean up the cheeks and under my chin.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Gotta be the Canyonero.||
Gotta be the Canyonero.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||My first car was a gold 1999||
My first car was a gold 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, with a beige interior. We inherited it when my grandma passed away, and it had sat in her garage for about a year while she was bouncing between the hospital and senior care center.
It was the best car because it was impeccably clean and had about 2000 miles on it when I started driving it to school in 2001. Not to mention that the gold-on-gold was, in retrospect, pretty awesome. However, it was the worst car because, while sitting in the garage for that long without being used, it constantly had problems. The worst of which was, when sitting at any traffic light for more than 10 seconds, it smelled like the exhaust was filling the cabin. It was easily the slowest car I've driven (well, up until I met my wife and her Kia Rio), it handled like ass, and didn't even get great gas mileage. Eventually my sister took it when I moved on to college.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||All I know about Kosar these||
All I know about Kosar these days is that his daughter does porn.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Before I knew all the||
Before I knew all the technical issues that plagued them, I loved Vector's cars, especially the M12 that debuted when I was 11. They had the power, the looks, and the price tag that made them seem like domestic Lamborghinis. Unfortunately the only thing the had in common was the engine itself.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||One of my good friends just got back from||
One of my good friends just got back from California, and brought back some Pliny. That's what I'm enjoying tonight.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It looks like Mr. Feeny from||
It looks like Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'm still rocking my 5 year||
I'm still rocking my 5 year old Audio Technica ATH-A700s, and they're still pretty good for the price I got them at. I'll probably be upgrading to the ATH-M50x later this year, as the 700s are starting to show their age.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I could eat the Birthday Cake||
I could eat the Birthday Cake Oreos all day, every day, and not feel guilty in the least.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Most of the sports apparel||
Most of the sports apparel I've bought lately has been UA (golf polos/pants/shorts, running shirts, compression base-layer), and it's all been pretty high quality stuff. Haven't used any of their shoes or protective gear.
At the end of the day, though, I don't really care one way or the other.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Unfortunately we have to||
Unfortunately we have to replace our recently deceased air conditioner, so no real vacations this summer. Maybe a few camping trips or a stay-cation.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Who decided that recording||
Who decided that recording this gif was more important than seeking shelter during a tornado warning?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||She's got tacos the size of||
She's got tacos the size of her head in her hands, rendering her useless to do anything else with said hands?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||$5000 - I'd probably pick up||
$5000 - I'd probably pick up a 2002 WRX. I already own a 2005 as my daily driver, so the 2002 would be my rally project.
$10000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 WRX instead.
$15000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 STi instead.
Note - all of the above is generally around the 'good condition private party' sale prices from KBB.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||As far as disappointments go,||
As far as disappointments go, I'd throw Jack Johnson up there. 3rd overall pick in the Crosby draft, a fantastic junior and college career, and all the offensive talent you could imagine in a defenseman. His college career reminds me a lot of how PK Subban plays now. Unfortunately he never really grasped the overall game, and now he's the punchline for hockey's advanced stats.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My favorite type of racing is||
My favorite type of racing is rally, specifically the off-road stuff (never really got into the Rallycross or such). I follow the Rally America series moreso than the international stuff, but it's all good to me.
Can't really say I have a favorite driver, but what David Higgins (and co-driver Craig Drew) has done the past few years is really goddamn impressive.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||When I lived in South Quad,||
When I lived in South Quad, my roommate and I would frequent the Subway at the Union because it was cheap, convenient, and accepted the money you could load onto your MCard. Right before we left for Christmas the one year, it was fairly empty when we were getting some subs, and the guy at the register gave us a free dimebag. It was pretty potent stuff too.
Also, I spent a summer working in an ice cream factory, and any damaged containers were not allowed to be stocked. Took home a lot of free 3 gallon containers of ice cream.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Some friends of mine and I||
Some friends of mine and I had this going at the bar across from our old office. So many Friday happy hours turned into late nights at Denny's, and we'd get charged for about one out of every 5 drinks (like you, we tipped heavily).
That bar doesn't exist anymore, probably due to equal parts free drinks and a 3000 person office moving 30 miles away.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||For all around fun, utility,||
For all around fun, utility, and usefulness in all seasons, I'd go with a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I once went to a PSU game||
I once went to a PSU game (against Temple I think) and actively rooted, including chants, for PSU. After graduating from UM and becoming a productive member of society too. It was because of a girl, but still.
At least it was before the Sandusky thing broke wide open.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Car 1: Some random mini-SUV.||
Car 1: Some random mini-SUV. Drove around my father in law's CR-V, and it was pretty nice. This would be used for most vacations, road trips, and whenever my wife and I would want to do something active or take our dog anywhere.
Car 2: Cherry red Porsche 911 GT3 RS (or GT2, if they ever release it again). I've always wanted a top-shelf 911, and God willing I will have one before I die. I'd probably drive this to work whenever the weather was nice.
Car 3: A fully rally-built Subaru Impreza WRX STI. I'm talking Subaru Rally Team's Rally America style build. Road legal, and would kill it come winter time (and summer when I can take it on some back country dirt roads).
Car 4: This is a tough one - do I want another ridiculously fast car (either the Ferrari LaFerrari or the Koenigsegg One:1), something classic (a 1969 Camaro SS), or a plush convertible for cruising around on a nice summer day (BMW M6 or Bentley Continental GT)... it's hard to go against my love of appaling speed, but I'd have to take the BMW.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||People need to be||
People need to be responsible, but the last bar shouldn't have either let a visibly intoxicated in (0.17 is pretty impressive) or not let someone get that intoxicated if they were sober initially. Here in Pittsburgh, a bar was held partially responsible for allowing someone to get so drunk he proceeded to do 95 on a city street and kill some pedestrians.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||A lot depends on position -||
A lot depends on position - if I'm a (decently mobile) QB, I'm not sure there's a better system than Meyer. If I'm a WR, I'd love to play for Holgorsen or Briles. If I'm a LB, I'd play for Saban. If I'm a DB, there's arguably nobody better than Beamer (only because of Foster, but still).
In general though, I'd choose to play for someone who can balance being a successful college coach and someone who prepares you for the NFL. My top 5 would probably be (in no real order): Harbaugh, Saban, Miles, Meyer, and... someone like Strong, Richt, or Fisher.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Best I can||
Deadspin has the video: http://deadspin.com/closed-captioning-error-blesses-nik-stauskas-with-fanta-1693839333?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Until Paterno killed it (and||
Until Paterno killed it (and both teams joined different conferences), Pittsburgh-PSU had a similar dynamic. One could argue Washington-Wazzu as well.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Nitpicky, but vacating wins||
Nitpicky, but vacating wins doesn't mean you turns wins to losses. You just vacate the win; A 30-6 record doesn't become 0-36, it becomes 0-6.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The 2010 NCAA regional final||
The 2010 NCAA regional final against Miami-Ohio we ultimately lost in double OT should have never made it to that point except for the boggling early whistle before we scored in the first OT.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The play immediately before||
The play immediately before the Clowney-Smith decapitation, when the ball was obviously short of the stick but the ref gave us a first down anyway.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Uh, that's the wrong Devin.||
Uh, that's the wrong Devin.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||In all honesty, I don't see||
In all honesty, I don't see this team as much more than a 6-6, 7-5 sort of team. There's just too many question marks. No QB on the roster has shown anything resembling competency at the college level. WR is really weak without Funchess. The DL is average at best. Safety will likely be a problem.
If I had to bet, I'd go with 7-5. I'll say they lose Utah, MSU, Minnesota, PSU, and OSU.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Time to crack open my bottle||
Time to crack open my bottle of Ardbeg Auriverdes!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||While I think Miles does have||
While I think Miles does have the potential for a few 9-3, 10-2 type seasons, I also worry that he would end up hanging on longer than he should and starting the whole end-of-Carr-regime downturn again.
There really aren't many Plan A type guys out there once you get past Harbaugh who are reasonably attainable. Mullen and...? If they strike out on Harbaugh and Mullen, I don't think there's any sense in hiring a guy like Addazio or Schiano. Why hire a guy who is a know mediocre-at-best quantity (like we did with Hoke)? I'd actually be okay if the backup guy is PJ Fleck. I know his dedication to the "row the boat" thing is strange, but I think he'd bring a ton of energy and enthusiasm to the program. The fanbase in general might hate it, but I'd much rather take the (admittedly massive) risk with him than pull a Nebraska and hire a middling-at-best coach.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||So basically, Michigan just||
So basically, Michigan just needs to have someone put in a $4 million bet and give Harbaugh the winnings as his salary...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hahaha, if this happens I'm||
Hahaha, if this happens I'm just going to find a new team to root for.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Why is John Harbaugh on this||
Why is John Harbaugh on this list? He's nowhere near a serious option. It's far less likely than even Patterson, who reportedly said he has no interest.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||My opinion: You should steal||
My opinion: You should steal signs if you can (and if the team is dumb enough to not have the ability to change signs), but you can't make a gameplan out of it. If you're worried about the other team stealing your signs, either change it up or deal with the consequences of being predictable.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||No.||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Bringing up academic rankings||
Bringing up academic rankings is such a lazy argument when we're discussing sports.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Now this is a recipe I can||
Now this is a recipe I can get behind.
Probably a stupid question (I'm a real newbie at proper cooking, but damnit I'm trying to learn to make delicious and relatively healthy food for the wife and I), but as far as the brining process goes, at what point do you put the turkey in the brine? I'm assuming you don't want to boil the bird, so these are things I need to learn still.
Also, since you seem to have a bit more experience than I do (this was my first year owning a smoker, so I've been sticking mainly to the brisket/pulled pork/ribs stuff since it's a bit easier), is there anything to be gained by injecting the turkey? I do this with my brisket and pulled pork, and they've turned out fantastic and juicy, but I'm not sure that you'd gain a lot here since the bird is hollow and you're already brining it overnight.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Since it's only a few weeks||
Since it's only a few weeks away, let's hear some recipes for smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving! I'm planning to do that this year now that I finally own a proper smoker, and I'm just wondering what some techniques are so I can prepare a great turkey for our guests (and the leftovers). I've checked out some various recipes online, but you can't go wrong with more information.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be||
Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be fine with him as a QB coach/OC-in-training under a coach like Mullen who has a history in coaching offense, but not as a HC with no coaching experience whatsoever.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Pickerington is basically||
Pickerington is basically Columbus - when you're writing a national article, it's not that big of a deal. People know where Columbus is. Joe Schmoe in Phoenix likely has no idea what the hell a Pickerington is. Also, per Wikipedia (I know, not a scientific resource), LeVert was born in Columbus and then moved to Pickerington.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I don't think either Harbaugh||
I don't think either Harbaugh is a serious option, so I'm not going to bother ranking them. Miles isn't leaving LSU at this stage in his career. Gundy isn't leaving OkState, and we're not getting in a bidding war with T. Boone Pickens for him. My top 7 is thus:
1. Dan Mullen - I think this goes without saying. If he's willing to leave Starkville to come to Ann Arbor, whomever is the AD would be nuts to not make the move. The SEC Network money flowing in at the end of the season might push Miss St. into a position where they can match offers though.
2. Butch Jones - Local guy, recruits well, is showing signs of undoing some of the damage Kiffin and Dooley did to Tennessee.
3. Chad Morris - Innovative offensive mind, recruits well, though his deep ties to Texas and the south means he needs a good staff around him while he builds a local network.
4. Kirby Smart - Same as Morris, except on defense. Especially if he took a swing at Bob Stitt for the OC spot and gave him free reign (which might move him to 2 actually).
5. Ruffin McNeill - Probably not willing to leave the south, but he's done a bang-up job at ECU.
6. Beau Baldwin - FCS guy, but wildly successful at Eastern Washington.
7. Bob Stitt - As noted above, I'd rather have him as the OC with a defense-first head coach, but if all else fails.... goddamnit all I want is some exciting football. Give me 67-65 triple OT wins against Illinois over 18-13 shitfests against Penn State every day.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||That's, uh, a lot more||
That's, uh, a lot more touchdowns than I think this team is capable of.
I'm gonna say we beat Indiana and then lose out the rest of the year. Indiana seems like it'll be a 20-10 sort of game. I'd guess Northwestern wins 27-13, Maryland wins 34-16, and OSU wins 45-10. Brandon is gone the week after OSU, Hoke is gone before Christmas. I won't venture a guess on the identity of the new coach besides it won't be an exciting name (no Harbaugh, Miles, or Mullen).
|1 year 39 weeks ago||What pain? This is so bad||
What pain? This is so bad it's actually funny. I can't comprehend how these people can be so incredibly terrible at their jobs.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I liked one of the analogies||
I liked one of the analogies I saw: It's like speeding. If you've gone past a cop doing 5 over the limit 99 times and he's never pulled you over, you still don't get to be pissed if he pulls you over the 100th time you do it. You broke the rule/law. Sure, you'd like the official to be more consistent, but not calling it one time doesn't mean you can't ever call it.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||There's almost no way Hack||
There's almost no way Hack wins the Heisman with that offensive line. However, he could throw 4 TDs today with the way our secondary has been playing. Won't help him when he throws 4 INTs before having his ribcage disintegrate against MSU at the end of the season.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||As the great Jon Bois says,||
As the great Jon Bois says, never count out Touchdown Tom.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Why the hell should a||
Why the hell should a Michigan connection even matter?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Rodriguez's staff in 2008||
Rodriguez's staff in 2008 earned a total of $4.4 million. Hoke's staff in 2011 earned $5.81. Ignoring the head coaches (Rodriguez was making $2.5 million, Hoke was at $3.3 million), that's a $600k difference. Maybe the data I found is incorrect, but it looks like there was a significant pay bump for assistants under Hoke. And interestingly enough, when Shafer 'resigned', the total staff salary actually dropped $20k with the Robinson hire.
For Casteel, it was literally a $10k difference between what Michigan and WVU were offering. Yes, WVU was throwing in the contract that Michigan was (also stupidly) not offering, but $10k is NOTHING to a football program like Michigan. It was a stupid decision at the time, and looks even worse in retrospect.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yes, because Beilein has||
Yes, because Beilein has nothing to lose by saying negative things about Brandon in public.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Hiring Rodriguez wasn't a||
Hiring Rodriguez wasn't a mistake. Not giving him support (assistant coach pay, the entire athletic department buying into the change, etc.) was the mistake.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Fuck you Dave Brandon In case||
Fuck you Dave Brandon
In case you did not hear me
Fuck you Dave Brandon
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Your Butch Jones link goes to||
Your Butch Jones link goes to Dave Doeren's evaluation.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||"I love to hate the team I||
"I love to hate the team I love, but more than that I hate to not care about the team I love."
This right here. It is truly painful to be so ambivalent about the team that it doesn't bother me at all that I won't be able to watch the game Saturday. And the problems in the administration keep seeping further and further into my excitement of the other teams with each completely inane press release. It's to the point that I'm probably going to skip my annual Ann Arbor sports weekend with my wife this year.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'll be getting hilariously||
I'll be getting hilariously drunk at the open bar of the wedding I'll be at. Never have I been happier to go to a fall wedding.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Piss piss piss piss piss Shit||
Piss piss piss piss piss
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|1 year 43 weeks ago||In regards to the "increments||
In regards to the "increments of 5" comment, I'm totally fine with that. Most guys don't weigh the same every single day, and a generic "his average day he weighs X" is close enough. I'm pretty consistent with my diet, workouts, etc., and I regularly bounce around between 198 and 205, so when asked I just say I'm 200. Not to mention weight differences from morning to evening.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I don't actually bet money on||
I don't actually bet money on sports, but if I did, here's what I'd take (B1G games only):
Missouri (-13) - Indiana still can't figure out how to play defense.
Utah (+5) - I just don't feel confident in this team yet, especially on offense.
Pitt (-6.5) - Iowa might not actually score any points this weekend.
Minnesota (-8.5) - Not that Minnesota is actually any good, but that SJSU might be really, really bad.
Penn State (-26.5) - I don't think Penn State is going to have fun when they play anybody with a pulse, but UMass is awful.
Nebraska (-7) - The McNeese game was an aberration, and not an accurate reflection of Nebraska's ability.
Maryland (-1) - Eventually Maryland's passing game is going to start working, and why not this weekend?
MSU (-45.5) - I don't believe Dantonio for a second about not running up the score.
Illinois (-14) - I don't know anything about Texas State, so this is a wild guess.
Navy (-6) - Oh come on Gary Nova, 5 INTs against Penn State?
Wisconsin (-27) - BG is riding high after beating Indiana, but Wisconsin is an entirely different animal.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Nobody should apologize to||
Nobody should apologize to Penn State for anything ever again.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Why is there an apostrophe in||
Why is there an apostrophe in Dantonio's last name? Why is the 'g' in Fitzgerald capitalized?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Iowa's schedule is||
Iowa's schedule is hilariously terrible. Depending on whether Wisconsin can find a passing game or not, Northern Iowa might be the third or fourth best team they'll face all season.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Ugh, the Outback would be||
Ugh, the Outback would be such a disappointing slot to end up in.
I actually would be surprised if one of MSU or OSU doesn't end up in the playoff. Oregon is a very flawed team, and I think MSU wins this weekend. OSU might struggle a bit against VT, since Bud Foster is great at toying with young QBs, but I don't see them losing to anyone in conference except maybe MSU. Really, in my opinion, the winner of the OSU-MSU game should be no worse than 11-1, and possibly 12-0, heading into the B1G title game against a weak West team.
Also, I can see Wisconsin dropping a few slots if McEvoy doesn't learn how to pass by the end of the season. As good as Gordon is, he'll be facing 9-man boxes quite a bit. Really opens up that division for Iowa and Nebraska to have shiny records, which only helps the perception of either OSU or MSU winning the championship game.