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|2 days 3 hours ago||Shafer at least had them||
Shafer at least had them competitve in most games, even if their record was terrible. That might be the most Syracuse can ask for out of their football program now-a-days.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Minnesota?||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sweet how the refs||
Pretty sweet how the refs just made up a bunch of crap so they could hand the game to Miami. All those refs should be fired. That was an absolute disgrace.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Right, once he slides||
Right, once he slides backwards he's totally defenseless, which is why a QB should not slide backwards when 2 dudes are about to cream them. It was a legal hit because the defenders had zero opportunity to let up. If they can reasonably get out of the QBs way, it's a penalty. That's basically the rule.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The sideline hit looked like||
The sideline hit looked like targeting. The hit(s) that took him out were clean. Good no call by the official. Not a wise slide by Rudock.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Boise State down 24-3 to Utah||
Boise State down 24-3 to Utah State. They have -26 yards after a quarter.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan's faced MUCH||
Michigan's faced MUCH stronger defenses than MSU so far this year, which makes it very difficult to compare offensive players. Per S&P, Air Force (#68) is the toughest defense that MSU has faced. They are basically on par with the WORST defense that Michigan has faced (Oregon State, S&P's #73 ranked D).
|9 weeks 4 days ago||He should just pick up one of||
He should just pick up one of those "Ann Fuckin' Arbor" shirts on the way to the stadium to wear over the jersey while he's working.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm really enjoying this||
I'm really enjoying this conversation with myself.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||...and contrast the 1999 all||
...and contrast the 1999 all big ten list to 2006 - a very good year for the B1G, but clearly not as talented as '99:
Thomas and Long obviously lead the group, then Woodley had some good years, but not a lot of guys who tore up the NFL. The linebacker group is solid. Skill positions are all journeyman or never made the NFL (ok, and one great return specialist). Henne and Levi Brown were NFL busts, but even then they cannot with the 99 team in that department, which has one of the all time great NFL busts in Courtney Brown.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Northwestern might be decent||
Northwestern might be decent too. They didn't just beat Stanford, they dominated them statstically too. Maybe Stanford's terrible this year though.
You think the big ten will ever be this good again?
The big ten finished with 6 teams in the top 25, including 2 in the top 5 (MIchigan, UW). OSU was unranked, bowlless and had zero 1st team all big ten players. It was a good year.
The '99 All Big Ten team was very solid, lead by future HOFer Drew Brees, but tucked away in the honorable mention section are at least 2 players with 10+ year NFL careers (James Hall, Akin Ayodele), plus 3 pro bowlers in Matt Light, Chris Chambers and TOM BRADY.
Ah, the glory days...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||...otoh, Nebraska lost on a||
...otoh, Nebraska lost on a hail mary, and maybe Minnesota beats the #2 team if they don't fumble the ball through the end zone earlier in the game.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I think the PAC 12 went 4-4 vs FBS. The highest||
I think the PAC 12 went 4-4 vs FBS. The highest ranked team they faced was #23 Boise St. They had a 31 pt favorite lose (WSU), and Oregon gave up a ton of non-garbage points to a FCS team. Their 4th best team (ASU) got blown out in prime time to an unranked team.
The big ten did not have a good week, but I'd argue the PAC 12's was at least more embarrassing.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||No, I didn't give my thoughts as to why I think||
No, I didn't give my thoughts as to why I think the conference is deeper. And I actually think the top of the conference is weaker since UW is no longer a top 10-15 program, but they're still decent. So is Michigan, Minny, and maybe NU and Neb. OSU is elite and MSU might be too. So that's 6-7 decent teams. Better than recent years where it felt like there were 4 or 5 decent teams.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||This was also the toughest opening slate for the||
This was also the toughest opening slate for the big ten in at least 10 years. PSU was humiliated. NW surprised. Everything else went more or less as expected.
The Big Ten is still weak, but it might be a little deeper than the past couple years.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Peppers 4 Tailback!!||
Peppers 4 Tailback!!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Our D line has totally owned||
Our D line has totally owned their o-line. Good coaching + Booker is allowing Utah to move the ball a bit. Their QB is pretty darn saavy too.
Not having a running back that can get to the corner is killing us. It's not hard to defend the run when you know we're going to run it up the gut every time.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Every sports-ish bar within the a2 highway "loop"||
Every sports-ish bar within the a2 highway "loop" will be full by around an hour before gametime. I'm guessing the situation will be similar even at most metro Detroit bars. First game of the year, first harbaugh game, lots of interest in general.
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||At least once the baby comes||
At least once the baby comes out you can have your life back. Eventually. Maybe.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Rudddock.||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I've gotta believe the||
I've gotta believe the coaching staff will play the best player at QB. Giving in to egos is just asking for locker room problems.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This is just a colossal cash||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Correct, thank you for the||
Correct, thank you for the clarifications.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Halifax was the largest||
Halifax was the largest man-made explosion to date. I wonder how this compares. Probably not even close, which boggles the mind.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Looking at Google maps, the||
Looking at Google maps, the port of Tianjin is far away from the city center and most major residential areas in Tianjin. Considering that it occurred at 11:30pm, most workers were probably away, which should, hopefully, keep the death toll down. Obviously, the explosion was so big that it looks like it did effect residential areas, but most of the area immediately around ground zero was likely industrial.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I am grasping exactly what||
I am grasping exactly what you're talking about.
UNLV is selling for $40 on stubhub, that's 27.3% less than face value.
Rutgers is selling for $43 on stubhub, that's 33.8% less than face value.
BYU is selling for $70 on stubhub, that's 12.5% less than face value.
The BYU game is almost sold out. There's only single tickets in all sections but 2. The pricing is fine. You are grasping at straws.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||How do you know the AD is not||
How do you know the AD is not unloading those tickets on corporate sponsers? You don't. That's why stubhub/TixIQ/etc pricing is more relevant.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||A few thousand seats left in||
A few thousand seats left in August is nothing. As long as they look decent, it will sellout.
The BYU game is selling for 75% more than the UNLV game on stubhub. The minimum BYU ticket price on stubhub is $70, which is barely undercutting the $80 box office price. Good sign it will sellout.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||The BYU game is not||
The BYU game is not overpriced. It is selling for about as much as the Northwestern game on stubhub, and significantly more than the UNLV game. The OP is overlooking the Go Blue ticket package, which put the UNLV game in a tier with 1 other game, while the BYU game was in a tier with 2 other games (meaning the UNLV game was more likely to be included in a purchased ticket package). Plus, they have a family ticket promotion for the UNLV game, which probably generates a few additional sales as well.
The sideline vs end zone pricing. Doesn't really matter. Almost all sideline seats are sold as season tickets. Plus, what's the difference in the cost of the seat license? 100s or 1000s of dollars.
Really, when you sellout 90+% of the stadium, individual game pricing doesn't really matter, the total cost of season tickets does.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||IMO, most of it has to do||
IMO, most of it has to do with the rules, not the refs. In college, DBs are allowed to chuck receivers as long as the ball is not being thrown to the receiver. This makes it a more difficult to determine if a penalty has occurred than in the NFL where pretty much any contact past 5 yards = flag.