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|9 hours 12 min ago||Thing is||
You can't just take "the field" here and say someone else will surpass him. That's too easy. Which one?
|11 hours 4 min ago||Or||
The source is citing old lines that have since been pulled or modified.
|11 hours 36 min ago||Michigan is dog to Northwestern?||
Where do I place my bet? Where???
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
|11 hours 56 min ago||They bring back an experienced OL...||
...that helped lead them to a 4-8 record in Division 1-AA last year. They are not good, and they share almost nothing in common with the Jerry Moore powerhouse of the previous decade.
Michigan is a heavy favorite for a reason. Change their name to "Random West Virginia University," and there would be less than zero concern.
|15 hours 59 min ago||FWIW||
He was 17-33 for 151 yards, 4.6 YPA, 0 TDs, 0 INTs in that spring game.
He ain't Braxton Miller.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I mean||
I feel okay, seeing as neither Ace nor Brian has a punter. Someone had to defend the honor and tradition of the Big Ten...
|1 day 6 hours ago||You know what they say||
Sometimes even a broken clock finds a nut twice a day.
|1 day 8 hours ago||...||
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|1 day 9 hours ago||I kind of doubt it||
Just because the ones that don't get done are usually the losses to OSU and bowl game losses, and I doubt Brian wants to relive those excrutiating experiences for the sake of completeness.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Fun fact||
I once dislocated my shoulder raising my hand in class in high school. Casually raised hand, leaned too far backward, swung arm awkwardly to regain balance... POP.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Ya know||
I go back and forth on the TWIT stuff. Sometimes I think it was pretty funny, but sometimes I felt like I was contributing to the BuzzFeedification of the internet and the debasement of society in general. A focus on the lowest common denominator of internet life is entertaining as all balls sometimes, but I feel bad about some of the stuff I wrote.
That said, this "Titterverse" idea may have some potential. And would in NO way debase society.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I have no idea what you're talking about||
I clearly spelled it correctly
/Mod powers FTW
|1 day 13 hours ago||The links||
Usually those are just for content, not boards. RCMB and Bucknuts are primarily message boards.
On a related note, though, if ANYONE knows of a somewhat objective Notre Dame blog worth linking, Brian has been searching for one of those for years.
|1 day 13 hours ago||On hockey||
Adam NewHeiko is a hockey guy, so we may see some additional attention on that front.
On football, if the UFR isn't substantive enough, I don't know what to tell ya.
|1 day 13 hours ago||If anyone has any content they'd like to see||
We're all ears.
I'm bringing back Opponent Watch, starting next week with a preseason edition. But if the masses clamor for other stuff, we can make it happen.
|1 day 13 hours ago||They upgraded last year, actually||
Which was why the site didn't go down during/after 27-for-27.
(In hindsight, maybe the old servers served an important function.)
|1 day 14 hours ago||I've been meaning to||
I've never watched it front-to-back. There are chunks I haven't seen.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I want to||
I even suggested it, but the wife won't watch something called "The Killing."
|1 day 14 hours ago||I need a new Netflix show||
We've burned through all of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. I'm watching Cosmos right now, but what else should I be watching that I'm not watching?
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yup||
I have my Twitter account set to "the future."
I should probably play the lotto at some point, I suppose.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Yep||
It was mostly IZ, though they did run power a fair bit.
But the point is that they were likely purposely doing something that is difficult for them right now. If we're going to carry the analogy through, it'd be like a guy working on a low, controlled draw. Sometimes you're going to snap-hook those shots on the range, but (a) who the hell cares what you look like on the range, and (b) you need to hit those shots on the range to know what you can realistically do when you hit the course.
If Michigan comes out early in the year and repeats some varient of 27-for-27, then panic might be in order. I may even join in. But I don't think people should freak out too much based on the fact that they let us watch some of the sausage being made.
|2 days 12 hours ago||(No subject)|
|2 days 12 hours ago||THIS||
This isn't a game. This isn't Nussmeier trying to beat the defense. This is Nussmeier trying to rep things that need to be repped.
This is like watching a guy on the driving range and drawing conclusions without knowing what he's working on. Sure it would seem more encouraging to just bang a driver 280 time and again, but you get better (and get ready for an actual competition) by working on little stuff that might look terrible for a while.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Damn||
Sorry about the lawn. We meant not to trespass.
|2 days 12 hours ago||He played||
He ran with the twos behind Jeremy Clark. I'd presume he's also behind Delano Hill if Hill's jaw unbreaks by the opener.
He played okay. I didn't notice him much, but that can be an okay thing with safeties.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't believe so||
His thing was actually an honor code thing, which means cheating. If it was simply academic ineligibility he wouldn't have had to leave ND for a year.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Little-known fact||
Notre Dame is not actually in South Bend, Indiana. There is a TINY little enclave called Notre Dame, Indiana that contains ND and Holy Cross. They have their own post office and postal address and everything.
It's a vestige of Notre Dame's long-running tradition of trying to disassociate itself with South Bend and it's... um... different cultural elements (read: they were trying to keep as much separation between themselves and South Bend's largely black, largely lower-middle-class population as possible).
|2 days 14 hours ago||The funny thing about that||
Is that there's a famous Supreme Court case (striking down interracial marriage bans) known as Loving v. Virginia.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Good timing||
This week's podcast discusses ND a little more in depth, with a heavy emphasis on schadenfreude.
Bottom line is that even before these suspensions, Notre Dame was starting a sophomore converted wide receiver at outside linebacker, a walk-on at MIKE, and a true freshman at SDE. Now, with Williams gone, they are shorthanded at WDE, Russell was their best corner (they still have two good ones, but not much depth), and Daniels was their ONLY returning wide receiver with significant production.
That defense looks very, very beatable.
|2 days 16 hours ago||If you haven't received yours||
Be sure you've sent your address to Seth. He apparently still has 30 or 40 people who haven't responded to the (numerous) emails asking for addresses.
So, if you used that random old Hotmail or Earthlink or AOL account to sign up, go check that email account.