Blue in Denver
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|2 days 20 hours ago||Well done||
This is varsity mimicry. Well done. Well done indeed.
|4 days 2 hours ago||McHale||
I was in high school back then I bled Pistons red, white, and blue. Predictably, I hated the Celtics with the fire of a thousand suns. But the '87 and '88 series' made me a fan of Kevin McHale.
The entire '88 series (less so in '87) the pistons tough interior defense was taking Bird and Parrish out of their games and they bitched and whined about it incessently. They still had their moments but nothing like what they did to other teams.
McHale, on the other hand, was carrying them. As the player doing the most damage he got the most hard fouls from Laimbeer and Mahorn (hard fouls then being what gets you suspended for 5 games today) and he never said a word. Never complained. Just kept picking himself up off the floow and putting up what seemed like 30pts and 15 boards every damned game.
I've respected him in a way I've respected very few NBA players ever since.
|1 week 3 days ago||Figures||
So apparently just the act announcing a transfer to Nebraska eats your brain.
(still carrying a grudge for '97)
|1 week 3 days ago||Woodson?||
"At just over 6-foot-even and around 200 pounds, Jackson was a kick-ass run defender as a boundary corner, probably the best I've seen at Michigan."
Did Woodson play field corner? I love Marlin Jackson but Woodson is by far the best CB against the run I've seen in a winged helmet. Come to think of it I can't think of a better one I've seen in college football.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I love you, man!||
My read of this team for next year is in line with many people who've already posted.
I would like to say I love this blog and its readership. It's so nice to be somewhere where every other post isn't "2014 NCAA CHAMPTIONS!! WOOO!" To all of the thoughtful, intelligent posters - Thank you for giving me a nice place to procrastinate from work.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agreeing with Drunk Uncle's other point||
I'm an engineer, so you know, VERY far from what you're looking at. I've been in the "real" world" (i.e. post college) for 20 years now, though, and I can tell you the single most important lesson I've learned is to not over-analyze it.
By all means do your due dilligence but there's no substitute for jumping in and trying it. You might find it's your dream job and worst-case you'll learn something about yourself that helps you pick the next thing to try.
Err on the side of doing something new.
One man's opinion. Hope it helps.
p.s. Congrats on the opportunity!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
I have no substantive comment. Just want to thank you for for the football post. This was, in fact, exactly what I needed.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||James Voskuil||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Suggestion for alternative class ranking method||
(first post on any board so apologies if this gets translated into Swahili or blinks red and green like a Christmas tree.)
I can't find it now but didn't someone recently (last few months) do a huge piece on average impact of players by their recruiting rankings, by year in the program? We should be able to leverage that into an Expected Value based on star ranking. We could grade the overall quality of the class as the sum of the EV ratings of the players in it.
This would account for large class vs. small at the same time as more stars vs. less in a meaningful way. Notre Dame and Ohio have more average stars than us. We have more recruits than them. But what matters is how many good players does each class project.
I am not at all a stats guy so if this method is flawed please reply. It seems to me, though, that the hard part is establishing an EV rating based on stars, but I think the hard work for that has already been done.
Can someone less interweb-challenged than me find the post I'm referencing? I believe it was used to show that we have a couple more years of struggle in front of us but we look great after 2014.