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|3 days 5 hours ago||LOL||
As a Bulls fan, I'm laughing at the ridicluousness of every aspect of this comment. The BULLS were classless in that series? This is the same series in which Rodman shoved Pippen under the basket, correct? I'm sure the Bulls were devastated by the Pistons' "one final FU" on the way out. It clearly made a huge impact when they won the first of their six titles that year.
The fact of the matter is that in 1989 and 1990, the Bulls were far more talented team than the Pistons. They were just incredibly young (Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant were both drafted in 1987). Once they figured out how to play together and to overcome the Pistons' supremely ugly brand of basketball, the Pistons had no chance. Which is why even though 1990 was a 7-game slugfest, 1991 was a 4-game shellacking. And after that, the Bulls never looked back.
(Since this post seems almost certain to incite further angry responses, Go Blue!)
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You've got to be kidding.||
You've got to be kidding.
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||It's probably worth reminding||
It's probably worth reminding yourself that Deadspin got this right after more "reputable" outlets ran with the dead girlfriend story for months.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I'm as big a Notre Dame hater||
I'm as big a Notre Dame hater as there is, but they were the Number 1 team in the country heading into the game.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||"I think one of the best||
"I think one of the best measures to compare is # of lengthy drives. I think (someone will correct if I'm wrong) Devin has more in 3 games than Denard all year."
This metric is more than a little bizarre. If Denard has less "lengthy drives" because he had a bunch that result in TDs because of long runs by him, that should be held against him? That makes no sense.
The Devin-Denard debate is counterproductive. They weren't even really competing against one another because the coaches moved Gardner to a different position. Presumably after concluding that Denard, at least at the start of the season, gave them a better chance to win at QB.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I suppose that's plausible,||
I suppose that's plausible, but nothing we've seen thus far this season suggests that the the talent chasm between Gardner and Jerald Robinson-type wide receivers is anywhere close to the chasm between Gardner and Bellomy. Given that, I'm struggling to accept the justification that Gardner's ability at WR was worth the risk of having to play Bellomy as second string QB.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I think the approproate||
I think the approproate refutation is small sample sizes and whatnot. If Devin goes out and kicks ass this weekend (and I sure hope he does), then the "before Nebraska meme" might be a little more reasonable, although Denard's only two really bad games this season have come against Alabama and ND, two of the best defenses in the country, and the former and current #1 teams in the country. Even after OSU, Gardner still will not have faced a defense remotely as good. And besides, against subpar defenses similar to NWU, Iowa, and Minnesota, the Denard-led offense looked fine.
Denard's well-documented shortcomings notwithstanding, he's done a great job leading this team, and I truly believe that if he doesn't get hurt against Nebraska, we're playing this weekend for a berth in the B1G Championship game. The bigger frustration to have right now given Devin's performance thus far is why he wasn't the second-string QB in the Nebraska game. It's incomprehensible to me that Bellomy ever looked better than Devin did. That's the frustration I have with the coaches and the whole Denard-Devin issue.
In any event, we have what appears to be a great QB ready to play next year, and hopefully the year after that as well. And for that, I'm rejoicing.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Criticizing RR for burning||
Criticizing RR for burning Gardner's redshirt makes no sense if you aren't also crediting him for recruiting Gardner. I think that was even more of a gift. Besides, if you want to bitch about the list redshirt year, blame Forcier for being a knucklehead.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||He's dissing former players||
He's dissing former players when he's laughing at Avery Queen. Queen, and the rest of the players who represented the University, took enough shit from opposing fans while they were here.
I understand Ace's excitement about the current team. The sky is the limit with these guys. But pointing out just how bad the former players were seems unnecessary.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||That would be great if all||
That would be great if all 235 of those yards were on zone reads. But they weren't.
But some of them were. Ha...Denard probably had 100 yards alone on 3 carries in which he had the option of handing off or keeping it and decided to keep it. He definitely made some poor decisions, but he also made some very good ones. You can't criticize the bad decisions he made without also acknowledging the success he had running that "certain play/set of plays." Can Denard run that play better overall, especially in terms of his decision to hand the ball off? Certainly. Is running those plays a "detriment" to the team,as you suggest, because he's not better at making those decisions? Given his production even with those errors, absolutely not.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I think his point was that||
I think his point was that notwithstanding the mistakes that Denard may have made in the zone read, the fact that he still managed 235 yards rushing at just under 10 yards a pop suggests that Denard's "poor zone read skills" are not, in fact, "detrimental."
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Whoops...double post.||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Ugh...I can't believe we lost||
Ugh...I can't believe we lost at home to Illinois as a 24-point favorite that year. IIRC, we might have had a chance to play for the MNC had we won that game.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yes what the Saints should||
Yes what the Saints should have done was handed the ball back to the Lions, and then let them score a touchdown. That way the Lions would feel better.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||You raise some good||
You raise some good questions, but remember he was also 17 or 18 when he made his initial decision about where to go to school. Perhaps he didn't realize the enormity of the decision, or how difficult it would be for him to be away from his parents until he actually was. I'm not sure how many comparably difficult decisions I had to make when I was 18, but I'm also pretty sure I was an immature kid back then and might not have given enough weight to the various factors that go into such a decision. I think the kid deserves the benefit of the doubt here.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||It doesn't matter that||
It doesn't matter that Michigan was Hoke's dream job; it does not make one a "weasel" to leave one job for a better opportunity regardless of the occupation. Nor does it make one a weasel to breach a previously-entered into contract. In most cases, you have a RIGHT to breach a contract you've entered into, you're just likely going to have to pay damages as a result of it. Now the way in which a coach leaves (or breaches) his contract can be problematic (Bobby Petrino leaving the Atlanta Falcons mid-season, without telling his team, comes immediately to mind), but the actual act of leaving is something that every coach has a right to do. In the same way that a school has a right to fire a coach mid-contract. It's a business, and until Easterbrook wants to start calling out every single school that fires its coach before the completion of a contract, he and his readers should STFU. For a guy who claims to be so incredibly smart, it's amazing how willing he is to come off as a complete idiot in his ESPN pieces.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||The Hoke double point never||
The Hoke double point never fails to deliver.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I agree that the gay slur at||
I agree that the gay slur at the end was uncalled for, but otherwise, dude, take a pill. This post has nothing to do with Brian Cook, Brady Hoke, or Rich Rodriguez. It's satire. You've apaprently got quite the complex when it comes to joking about Dave Brandon. OMG YOU'RE DAVE BRANDON!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||No, he didn't say they||
No, he didn't say they sucked, but he said they played with a staph infection
No. You missed the original joke. He didn't say they played with a staPH infection, he said they played with a staFF infection. He was blaming the coaches. The joke was in the spelling, and it was very subtle, which is what made it funny. The response to the original comment pointed out that he didn't need the further explanation about the "shitty coaching."
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Solution||
Just re-read the offensive UFR after you're done with the defense. I'm sure it will be even better the second time around.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||In that case GERG's gameplan||
In that case GERG's gameplan totally worked against Illinois last year.
Damn...this was the exact same argument that I was about to make. Beaten to the punch. Well played.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It doesn't really matter,||
It doesn't really matter, however. Mattison's game plan worked. Ohio State scored fewer points than Michigan, and that is ALL that matters.
I agree that Michigan winning the game is the most important thing, but when the defense gives up 34 points to anyone, it's hard to say that the defensive gameplan "worked" (putting aside the fact that OSU had a true frosh QB and a relatively middling offense coming into the game). Dollars to donuts that Mattison wouldn't say that his gameplan "worked."
OSU came out with a gameplan that we weren't prepared for defensively (throwing early and often), but fortuantely we were able to win the game nonetheless.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||You got Mideastern,||
You got Mideastern, Caucasian, Indian, Special Needs, Asian, and Nick Frost!
Holy shit that was funny. And mean, which makes it funnier.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Also we don't beat them very||
Also we don't beat them very much. I doubt they'd consider us a rival. Would be nice to start winning consistently and get it to that point though.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||So your constant criticism of||
So your constant criticism of J.T. Floyd is to ensure that he doesnt have "an outside chance at some All Big Ten recognition?" C'mon man. Give the kid a break. Surely you have better things to do with your time.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Um...your willingness to be||
Um...your willingness to be obtuse is astounding. If the team's performance in 2010 has no relevance in assessing its performance this year (and I'm sure you'll agree that it doesn't), the same should be true of its players. Ergo, memories of how J.T. Floyd played in 2010 should have no bearing upon assessing his play in 2011.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I like how everyone . .||
I like how everyone . . . removes all memory of 2010[.]
I'm sorry...are we supposed to be weighing this year's team based upon its performance in 2010? If that's case, are we not allowed to say that we have a very good defense this year because it was so epically bad in 2010? That makes...no sense whatsoever.
Yes...J.T. Floyd has been beaten a few times this year. Those bad plays have been FAR exceeded by the number of good ones that he's had.
I like how you ignore his good plays so that you can remind everyone that McNutt had a good game against him.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Given Nebraska's total lack||
Given Nebraska's total lack os success through the air the rest of the game, I think it's very reasonable to call that play flukish. Floyd jumped the route on at least two other plays, and would have had at least one pick if Martinez was capable of hitting a receiver on the sidelines without hopping it.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Dude...your hatred of J.T.||
Dude...your hatred of J.T. Floyd and stubborn insistence at magnifying his poor plays (of which this season there have been very few) while all but ignoring his very good ones (of which this season there have been very many) is just bizarre. Your declaration that he played only an "okay" game against Illinois confirms that you just aren't capable of discussing him rationally.
Which is a shame, because his improvement this season has been exponential, and he's been one of the most pleasant surprises on a defense that has gone from abysmal to very very good in no time flat. You act as if he's somehow holding this defense back. He's not.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||From your lips to God's ears.||
From your lips to God's ears.