spoiler alert: i linked this
- Member for
- 5 years 34 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This is one of those||
This is one of those ridiculously stupid things I can't let slide: Coaches making six and seven figures on the backs of unpaid labor. These kids are getting full rides that may be worth north of 250k over the course of their careers. This isn't even close to being unpaid labor. Furthermore, it is completely voluntary. I couldn't care less if you also want to pay these players as long as you are making all the sports that lose money pay to play and pull their scholarships and housing funding.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||What site is projecting him||
What site is projecting him in the rounds 2-4 range? CBSSports has both him and Henry in round 5.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Although he did move up in||
Although he did move up in the 247 composite rankings, he is actually the 5th OT and 16th overall. Still very good though.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Actually it's not legal in||
Actually it's not legal in any state. It is no longer against state laws in some states but it is still against federal law in all states. Obama has just chosen not to enforce that law. That could theoretically change after the next election.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You do realize that Asians||
You do realize that Asians are discriminated against even worse than whites in academic admissions right?
Also, the OP is close, but UCSF is the 6th ranked urology residency.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||CBSSports.com's draft||
CBSSports.com's draft rankings have Henry as a 6th rounder, so I'm not sure that Henry declaring removed all doubt about the streak ending. Glasgow wasn't ranked anywhere near draftable prior to these all-star games, so it will be interesting to see how far up the ladder he shoots.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, the story involving||
Actually, the story involving his father is rather suspicious as well. He was offered a job at Ole Miss during Nkemdiche's recruitment, he didn't have one there.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe he means Jalin Marshall||
Maybe he means Jalin Marshall since he already declared but isn't on the list.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||NFL's much larger rosters distort the picture||
I think it's a little unfair to simply compare total league revenue and individual player salaries across sports. NFL teams have much larger rosters than all the other sports, so naturally each player gets a smaller slice of the pie. That doesn't mean that NFL players may not be getting what they deserve, but it is an invalid comparison to justify that position.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Great progress everyone. The||
Great progress everyone. The lead has been cut to less than 2300 now.
|23 weeks 4 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!
|24 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.
|26 weeks 2 days 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?
|39 weeks 5 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.
|39 weeks 5 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.
|39 weeks 6 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)
|51 weeks 4 days ago||If you're that guy, then how||
If you're that guy, then how did you miss *you're* instead of your?
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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 33 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 34 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 34 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 36 weeks ago||He is still from Michigan,||
He is still from Michigan, still played for Michigan and still represents Michigan culture.
|1 year 36 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 36 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 42 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 43 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 43 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 43 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 43 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.