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|1 week 3 days ago||I just voted for him but he||
I just voted for him but he has fallen to 95.7% now. Lets not let this slip away!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with your general||
I agree with your general sentiment, but actually we have to very convincing shutout victories over ranked teams - BYU and NW. I think with the injuries the likelihood of making the playoffs is slim, but it's still reasonable and fun to think about.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||So does this mean that since||
So does this mean that since Morris' redshirt wasn't removed today that Speight would be Harbaugh's first choice backup QB regardless of Morris' redshirt status?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, there really is no data||
Yes, there really is no data supporting it. I did not watch the film (I'll watch it when I get home) or play tackle football (parents wouldn't let me b/c I'm a skinny 6'0; however my brother is a thick 6'2 and he did play). I'm not saying it isn't possible that it is safer, but it should at least be evaluated for both head injury and brachial plexus injury potential. While it is admittedly an extreme example, look up Inky Johnson, who played at Tennessee, to see the devastating potential of brachial plexus injuries. I'm simply saying the technique should be evaluated for both it's potential injury benefits and risks, neither of which have been done so far.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, that's not true||
Actually, that's not true that they are doing just fine. Just because we don't hear as much about it doesn't mean that it's not a problem in rugby too (we didn't hear much about it in American football either just 10 years ago). Rugby is just far less popular than football in the US.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Not so fast on Heads Up Tackling||
The Seattle Seahawks' tackling technique gets more credit than it is due. I believe it is based purely on what is thought to be safer but has not been validated at all. Actually, a former Atlanta Falcons team surgeon gave a talk at my med school about brachial plexus injuries and he said he couldn't think of a better way to CAUSE them than the Seahawks' tackling approach. Again, it hasn't been evaluated for this, but it just goes to show that this tackling form doesn't have much evidence behind it. (actually no evidence according to Heads Up proponents themselves)
|29 weeks 3 days ago||If you're that guy, then how||
If you're that guy, then how did you miss *you're* instead of your?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, I think the||
Actually, I think the scholarship count of 15 is correct under the assumption that both Glasgows AND Kerridge are on scholarship (see depth chart by class). I think that was just a typo in the write up.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Meniscus maybe, but if it||
Meniscus maybe, but if it were a multi-ligament tear it would have been repaired much more quickly.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Society can officially||
Society can officially denounce his deeds, but that doesn't mean it isn't part of the culture. And to your last point, don't you think that could be said of most schools' athletes (ie OSU and MSU)? Even this board has admitted that an MSU athlete, Adrien Payne, seems to be a pretty good guy.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Thanks Brian. Just one note:||
Thanks Brian. Just one note: I think the DL + column total and net column total ended up with 10 more than they should have (45.5 vs 35.5 and 31.5 vs 21.5). Still very impressive performance, but a net over 30 just seemed unreal.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||As a native Ohioan, I've got||
As a native Ohioan, I've got to say that map is pretty accurate. I'm from a corn county just west of Columbus/Franklin county and now am in Cleveland/Cuyahoga county. I can definitely confirm both of those 2 are correct. The only correction is that the eat, sleep, breath OSU should actually be overlaid on a much wider portion (nearly all) of the state.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He is still from Michigan,||
He is still from Michigan, still played for Michigan and still represents Michigan culture.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Actually, Manziel is from||
Actually, Manziel is from Texas. He is the one who we are talking about adopting a culture not York. York is being used as the example of Michigan culture precisely because he is from Michigan.
Also, not overly sensitive, just objective.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||At least he hasn't stooped to||
At least he hasn't stooped to adopting Michigan culture (ie punching people in the face and facing multiple assault charges) yet. I don't think a Michigan blog is in any position to be calling out lesser character issues in other teams' players right now.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Not true. It is exactly 50||
Not true. It is exactly 50 years not 50+. The Browns won it in 1964.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I am comparing him to those||
I am comparing him to those players because those are the kind of guys he will have to compete with at Bayern to get playing time. These are exactly who he should be compared to. I am not comparing him to those players because I think he will be as good as them. Actually, if you look at my point, it is that he is unlikely to be as good as them. More to your point and that of the 1st reply to your comment, there is no reason to think he might not be the best player for the USA for the next decade plus. Indeed, probably no other player better projects to that accolade. But this doesn't mean that he will make it at a team like Bayern. So far, no American has.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Actually, I'm not cherry||
Actually, I'm not cherry picking at all. Your examples only further prove my point. I will admit that I haven't heard of Subotic before, but he was foreign born and plays for a foreign national team, so not a real great comparison. Also Dortmund is not on the same level as a Bayern. Rossi also plays for a foreign national team and his club team is not elite, at least not like Bayern. Reyna never played for a top team. Remember, he was at Man City before they got rich. And concerning O'Brien, the Eredevisie is not a top league (part of my point above) and he was there after their years of dominance.
My point is this: no American has succeeded at a team the caliber of Bayern for any prolonged period of time (Howard's 1 year at Man U is why I qualify with the word prolonged).
There are also plenty of other German born players on the US national team right now if you think those are better comparisons, but none of them have found success at top teams. I am an American and a Bayern fan so I hope Green becomes the first successful American at a truly elite European team, but he has a huge mountain to climb and is behind some really great players who were much further along in their development at the same stage of their career.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I don't deny that is a fair||
I don't deny that is a fair difference to point out, but to deny that they have many similarities is incomprehensible to me when I have pointed out so many.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yes I realize he is a||
Yes I realize he is a teenager (barely at 19), but look at what other top players were doing when they were around his age. Muller was the leading scorer at the last world cup as a 20 year old and might be the top scorer again this time around. In the season that started when he was 19, he played every game for Bayern and scored 19 goals in all competitions, 13 in the Bundesliga. Robben played half the EPL season for Chelsea as a 20 year old and scored 9 goals in all competitions. Shaqiri put in 8 goals for Bayern a couple years ago as a 20 year old. I didn't even mention Ribery, the best of the bunch. Perhaps I was being a little over pessimistic, but the kind of players that play regularly for teams like Bayern are really really good and Green still has a lot to prove. There is a big difference between dominating at the reserve level (which is where Green was last year and he did definitely dominate) and being able to perform for a first team in one of the top leagues such as EPL, La Liga or the Bundesliga.
Furthermore, consider the results of other Americans going to top European teams. Oguchi Onyewu basically fell off the map when he moved to AC Milan (where he never played a game). Even Tim Howard only lasted 1 full year as Manchester United's top keeper. Brian McBride's years at Fulham and more recently Clint Dempsey's years at Fulham and Tottenham are the most success any American field player has had in a major overseas league but these were at mid-level teams. American goalies (Howard, Friedel, Keller and recently Guzan) have had significant success at mid-level teams in top European leagues (mostly EPL in this case), but again, no American has ever been sucessful at a top European team.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You're kidding right? They||
You're kidding right? They are both American (same nationality) wingers (same position) who are in/came through top Bundesliga youth systems (same league). Donovan has probably been the best American soccer player at least of the last decade and probably ever (I'll admit Dempsey has been the top American the last couple years). Green is certainly the most hyped American prospect currently and one of the most hyped ever. Not only is Donovan a fitting comparison, no other American ever would be a better comparison.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||There is no way Green sees||
There is no way Green sees time at Bayern this year with Ribery, Robben, Muller and Shaqiri all operating on the wings. Hopefully he can contribute on loan somewhere. Honestly, I doubt he ever amounts to anything at Bayern. Even when those guys get too old, they will just restock with better players than Green. Donovan couldn't hack it in the Bundesliga at Bayer Leverkusen, there is no reason to think Green will fare any better.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||No, that doesn't apply here.||
No, that doesn't apply here. That only applies if the identity of the victim of the libel is implied and the victim would not want to come forward and identify himself as being the person with the small penis. Here Johnny Manziel is explicitly identified afording the author no protection.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Is Sterling Jenkins not||
Is Sterling Jenkins not considered a likely prospect anymore? Of course, likely is a very tenative word at this point, but I figured we had at least as good an opportunity with Jenkins as with Fruhmorgen.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Come on. If you are extolling||
Come on. If you are extolling the Michigan education then you should probably do it in an educated manner. I think you are looking for attrition, not arbitration. Once all the money making sports unionize in a few more years then we may see arbitration cases involving college athletes, but not yet. Also, it is who, not whom when the pronoun is in the nominative case, as it is in your sentence. If you say who when you should say whom you just sound dumb. If you say whom when you should say who, you sound dumb and pretentious.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||It's not being used in a||
It's not being used in a sentence so you can't tell which case the pronoun should take. It is indeterminant.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'm not sure where 85 comes||
I'm not sure where 85 comes from. It is actually 82 unless you are counting some walkons (Kerridge and Glasgow are the only returning ones that had scholarships last year as Glanda and Reynolds are finishing their 5th year) and the return of Hagerup. Also, we don't really have any realistic targets left this year (maybe McDowell if we are really, really lucky). Since all of these guys would have run out of eligibility after next year anyways, it doesn't really open up any new slots then either, so this attrition actually has very little effect on recruiting.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Will Campbell||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Actually, his SAT was below||
Actually, his SAT was below 1000 as reported by both Rivals and Scout. Scout also reports a retake of 1060. He comes from a joke HS, hence the inflated GPA. Also, his major at Stanford was communications, not exactly impressive. He might be smart for a football player, but he is still a football player and never even would have been considered for admission to Stanford on academic merits alone.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Actually they apparently do||
Actually they apparently do let just anyone in there if they are an athlete. If you look up Sherman's recruiting profile on Rivals or Scout his SAT was less than 1000. I doubt if anyone gets in with that bad of a score if they aren't an athlete. I don't know if affirmative action can even make up for that bad of a score. Also, I would imagine his major was something like communications, kinesiology or general studies.