Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
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|3 weeks 6 days ago||The problem was that Texas||
The problem was that Texas Tech was also a one loss team. TT beat Texas who beat Oklahoma who beat TT. I think Oklahoma was the right choice since their win over TT was the most impressive of the three.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'd argue that OSU played one||
I'd argue that OSU played one non-conference game against a team with a pulse and, in that game, lost at home to .500 ACC team. Their best wins are Michigan State and... Minnesota? Who TCU also beat, and by a considerably larger margin. If you look at the other top teams in the Big Ten, they all have non-conference schedules littered with losses to literally every other power 5 team any of them faced. The Big Ten, based on non-conference results, is effectively a mid-major this year.
I guess my point is that there is a large gulf between the top three conferences and the Big Ten/ACC. I feel the playoff needs to have two representatives from the SEC, but I'd also accept two from the Big 12. I'd leave Jimbo Fisher and his band of enabled criminals home just out of my own distaste for them.
Give me Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, and TCU.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Those SEC West teams you||
Those SEC West teams you listed have 3 and 4 losses because they have to play a full slate of SEC West games. They'd all be 0- or 1-loss teams in the sad sack Big Ten.
Here is a complete list of losses by SEC West teams to other teams outside that division: Georgia over Arkansas, Georgia over Auburn, Missouri over Texas A&M. Yes- the seven teams collectively have three losses to teams outside their division.
A prerequisite for the Big Ten getting a playoff spot needs to be the entire conference not getting embarrassed in non-conference play. What is the best non-conference win by the Big Ten? Indiana over Missouri? Northwestern over a reeling Notre Dame? Any other wins over teams that are anywhere near the top 25? By my estimation, the third best non-con win is MSU's moral victory in a 20-point loss to Oregon.
Also, a win over LSU is still more impressive than a win over Wisconsin when you consider the fact that LSU beat Wisconsin earlier this season.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||I can't tell if he's claiming||
I can't tell if he's claiming that women abuse men more often than men abuse women (which seems dubious), or if he's going all the way and making the "she probably deserved it" claim.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||As someone born and raised in||
As someone born and raised in Metro Detroit but who has also lived in other cities, I've never seen anything quite like the thin skin Metro Detroiters have when any outsider dares insult what is, realistically, a pretty crappy city.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||November is Lung Cancer||
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but I guess nobody cares about lung cancer.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||You use the same unusual||
You use the same unusual ellipsis syntax as Mr. Brandon- four dots followed by no space. Uh, is that you, Dave?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Much better than never||
Much better than never beating said rival.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, definitely. The Big Ten||
Oh, definitely. The Big Ten administration is CLEARLY trying to run Michigan out of the conference at the wishes of more profitable athletic squads from places like Rutgers, Purdue, and Northwestern.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I win.||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Minnesota wins 16-6||
Minnesota wins 16-6
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I care if the Big Ten sucks||
I care if the Big Ten sucks because my cable provider gives me the Big Ten Network, not the PAC 12 or SEC networks. So if the Big Ten stinks, then I'm stuck watching this garbage for the next two months.
Or, more likely, I'll go outside and do something more enjoyable with my time.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man, if the twentieth||
Oh man, if the twentieth century ever comes knocking, we'll be good to go!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||You got it, Coach. I set my||
You got it, Coach. I set my alarm and I'll be up at 4:30 a.m. doing sprints to help my team win some games.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||The new guy will be even||
The new guy will be even better, as usual, and Ohio State will dominate, as usual.
I'm more concerned about the quarterback situations at Indiana, Rutgers, etc.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||The real headline here should||
The real headline here should be "Angelique Chengelis Awakes From Ten-Year Coma"
|37 weeks 1 day ago||The hope that maybe OSU has||
The hope that maybe OSU has regressed enough to finally give Michigan a chance?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||WHAT ABOUT THE SHOWERS?!?!?!||
WHAT ABOUT THE SHOWERS?!?!?!
|37 weeks 6 days ago||To force the Big Ten Network||
To force the Big Ten Network into basic cable packages in the NYC media market.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Your analogy works only if||
Your analogy works only if Brady Hoke has a known learning disability or predilection for coloring books
|38 weeks 6 days ago||A successfully executed run||
A successfully executed run block
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, Michigan didn't have the||
Yes, Michigan didn't have the size to hang with Wisconsin, in spite of beating Wisconsin in Madison a couple months ago.
And they have no chance at a Championship with this sort of lineup, as long as you ignore the fact that they had a second-half lead in the championship game one year ago with a similar sort of undersized lineup (freshman GRIII playing the 4...). Okay, fine, McGary is taller than Morgan.
Nice #hottake you have there
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Time to shutter the Palace.||
Time to shutter the Palace. It was fun while it lasted.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Put in a less trolling tone,||
Put in a less trolling tone, I've also wondered why immediately prior to some sporting events is the correct time to express a few minutes of patriotism. For example, why is the national anthem performed before a college basketball game or a professional football game, but never some other public event such as a movie, concert, musical, etc., at least that I am aware of?
I'm not saying we shouldn't occassionally take a few minutes to be grateful for what we have in this country and to thank those who have sacrificied for it, nor do I think we should do away with the national anthem at sporting events... but what exactly makes the beginning of a game the ideal time for patriotism?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Given that the 19-yard extra||
Given that the 19-yard extra point is just a formality, this system is essentially what is already in place.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Joe Buck is presumably||
Joe Buck is presumably thrilled now (just not expressing it)
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Utter a "fuck" and nobody||
Utter a "fuck" and nobody cares; show your middle finger and everybody flips the fuck out, double pun intended.
I think the ability to fly the two birds a la Marcus Hall is a positive character trait
|40 weeks 1 day ago||It's a nice shot, for sure,||
It's a nice shot, for sure, but I'd be wary of using the word "clutch" when describing anything that occurs in a March game between two .300 teams.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair, Indiana also lost||
To be fair, Indiana also lost Hulls and Watford. Not superstars, but still valuable veterans.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||But, maybe it is||
But, maybe it is Earth-shattering. Have you seen Armageddon?