so much for that
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|2 years 28 weeks ago||Chance plays||
I would say that these are not "chance plays" as you suggest, but rather sound defensive training. In this case, the backside DE disengaged proprely, read the play well and took a good pursuit angle. While some might call that a lucky tackle, I think that just shows someone who is well coached.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Charges||
I think its an important distinction that he was actually convicted of two things:
-reckless driving (which is a "moving violation" IIRC)
To look at the world in with your head in the sand, this is not really all that much to go on as far as "crime" overall goes. You can get charged with all kinds of stuff, but what goes in your record is what you are actually convicted of... credit his lawyers I suppose.
I would think people would be more concerned with the two basketball players who had the rape alligations leveled at them, honestly.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Standard Practice||
Is there a listing for "in jail"? In any event, even if he was not in jail, it seems to indicate that he would be playing. Do you think that M would handle this any differently (from a listing on the roster perspective)?
I'm not sure how MSU has really been "covering" for him either. If he is allowed to play this week then I think we can get up in arms, not about a guy being suspended indefinately.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Discipline||
I'm not sure how bad suspending a guy indefinately is in terms of "lack of discipline". Yeah, if all the sudden he magically appears in the game this weekend I think there is plenty wrong, but if he spends the remainder of the season "suspended", or maybe can show up again for a bowl game or something, I'm not sure how much you can realistically ask for here.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Week in, week out argument||
This is a crazy argument. Are you serious that you think Boise State has a tougher schedule than Nebraska?
Toughest Boise State games:
1. Va Tech (who lost to a .500 FCS team the following week)
2. Oregon St (a .500 team in the Pac 10)
3....... I don't know, Nevada? A similarly hyped team that beat Cal and a bunch of traffic cones, except when they lost to traffic cone Hawaii?
Toughest Nebraska games:
1. Oklahoma State (Undefeated until this weekend)
2. Missouri (Undefeated, and just beat the #1 BCS taem)
3. Texas (at least as good as the likes of Oregon St and/or Va Tech)
4. Big 12 champ game (will probably be higher on this list depending on who it is)
The fact is, when you play nobody, that just gives you more time to prepare for the couple "big games" you do have. Boise St or TCU can run 4 plays on each side of the ball for the remainder of the season and still win games by 4 scores. They could start preparing for a bowl game today! When Boise St plays punching bag Louisiana Tech on Tuesday, do you think they even have to give it a 50% effort for a victory? Probably not even that, and that is the point.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||This would never fly in business||
I think your CEO example is a good one, but only shows how terrible this is.
Think of it this way: A company is going through really tough times financially, and the CEO is talking to the press. Is he an expert on the numbers like a CFO or the accounting department is? Of course not! But what would happen if he gets up to the podium and says:
"Well you know, there are only so many hours in the day, so I've really been focused on things other than numbers except for sharing my two cents worth every once in a while... I hope they listen to me (chuckles). I mean, I don't even think Adam Smith could make ends meet in this company! (chuckles)"
How long do you think a CEO would continue to hold that position after a press conference like that?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Rivalries||
Only one poster has said it so far: if the rivalry is going to keep the same prestige, Michigan needs to get some wins in a hurry. Losing 8 out of 10 (and 6 in a row) to your rival is very Michigan State-like. At some point it has to be considered that this is starting to water down the overall value of things to outsiders; it doesn't draw the same interest nationally when one of the teams is playing just for pride.