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|1 day 1 hour ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 5 hours ago||If by yesterday you mean||
If by yesterday you mean 50,000 years ago, then I agree
|3 days 5 hours ago||I duly rescind my criticism||
And note the idiocy of my commentary. I loved baseball as a youth, but haven't paid much attention in years. My memory apparently does not serve, as I thought home field was based on record.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Am I the only one who read||
Am I the only one who read the italicized preview, saw bubble screens, and immediately hit "Find" on 'bubble'? Ends up being a pretty simple explanation.
Love the work Heiko, thank you.
|3 days 8 hours ago||It's the nature of the game||
It's always been this way - baseball has the best All-Star game, always has in my opinion. Hate Selig's solution - put me on the side that feels it's ridiculous to give home field based on one game of collected individuals, rather than a full season of team performance.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Ridiculous, if outdoors||
I was considering if I'd even want to go to NYC to see a bowl game, and I love New York. I decided yes, it would be a great weekend - spend it in NYC, see a bowl game colder than balls
But outdoors in Detroit? Can't be serious.
|5 days 6 hours ago||It's just that||
comment I saw quite a bit, "Speight will start over Morris." And not even on this board, but others I follow in my unhealthy obsession of all things M.
Certainly not rooting against him. But Morris had the hype, attended a myriad of camps, generally performed very well (though inconsistent at times), handled the pressure, and came through a solid 4/5*. Then we picked up Speight, who most hadn't heard of until he committed, and based on a single 3 minute junior film we have people bumping Morris aside. It reminded me a little bit of those who said Bellomy would start over Gardner, in that it was based on very little (not saying talent-wise that Gardner:Bellomy is the same as Morris:Speight... my point is conclusion with lack of sample size).
I think the kid looks great on film, his leadership is outstanding on the recruiting trail, and I don't know enough to do anything other than listen to others and assume he'll be very good. But putting him ahead of Morris, a kid who proved a lot under an intense microscope, just seemed to be putting a little too much steam behind Speight. Symbolic of the hype that had been building around him.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Speight||
Well, at least this should quiet some of the "I really think Speight will start over Shane Morris his first year" talk that's been bandied about. Obvs they're both capable of starting and they'll compete, but we had a much larger sample of high performance from Morris (which is also obvs given his senior camp year had passed). The Wilton hype train had picked up a bit too much speed recently.
|5 days 12 hours ago||This is correct||
It is the equivalent of saying "Don is being a curmudgeon right now", which is a fact.
Whereas if we took available evidence and projected into the future, we'd have to say "Don may be a curmudgeon tomorrow (likely)."
|5 days 13 hours ago||Listening to the M greats on||
Listening to the M greats on the Mott Takeover on Friday was another data point highlighting the differences between early and late Carr recruiting.
|1 week 1 day ago||They weren't renewed||
They weren't renewed
|1 week 1 day ago||That would be fantastic||
That would be fantastic
|1 week 1 day ago||There's no revenge, what||
There's no revenge, what happened won't go away.
But it is more interesting. I'm looking forward to App State more than I am Miami, OH, for example. In that sense it was a good scheduling move.
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree||
He was pretty clear - and I think he may have said outright - that he can't do much about the 2014 schedule, that was set years ago. He was referring to better non-conf opponents going forward.
He did mention 2015, and that is a nice non-conf. slate: at Utah, Oregon State and BYU at home (along with Ohio and Sparty at home that year)
|1 week 1 day ago||Borges||
"WR has gone from a question mark to a position of strength"
Darboh and Chesson come in for big praise as having a big spring
|1 week 1 day ago||Brandon is working||
to make sure M plays Ohio and Sparty in basketball every year, home and away
(when he's not twirling his moustache and taking money from the downtrodden in AA)
Didn't sound very committed to Addidas, paraphrasing "obviously this contract was signed before me, we'll honor it; and when it's completed they'll have some decisions to make and so will we."
|1 week 1 day ago||Borges||
Kyle Kalis comes in for immediate praise as having had a good spring. He just wasn't ready last year, schematically as much as anything else. Jack Miller mentioned next as having played well. Glasgow mentioned first as competing at LG, but then Braden mentioned and noted as being "as talented an offensive lineman as we have here."
|1 week 2 days ago||And why is length/height at SAM||
such a desirable trait? I get that they often play similar to WDE's, but what is the dire need for height? Is it to bat down balls, pass rush, cover a larger (taller area) in pass drops, or something else.
|1 week 2 days ago||I tried using that||
and it did not grow me any new hair. I doubt it will help these kids on the gridiron
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Congratulations Lawrence||
Will be catching a Southfield High game this year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They're a good team, but schedule is brutal||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They only lost Adams||
Dennard is back at CB
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Mike is actually back and has||
Mike is actually back and has been for a few weeks. But he was out for an extended period. In their parlance, my mentioning of a connection between the two (Mike's absence and subsequent replacement) was "irresponsible speculation". Totally warranted in this case.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Big news indeed. I'm the opposite, OP, I liked Drew and Mike much more than the other two. Of course that may be my old balls talking. I wonder if this has anything to do with Mike Clark's extended absence.
Time to renew Sirius.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No link||
But I believe I read somewhere that he had talked to Warren and the implied vibe was positive. It may have been on ESPN Insider
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm...||
I'd say your deep at LB and safety. Dennard is a very good corner, but I didn't see anyone opposite him worth noting (now that Adams is gone). Isn't Drone also a back-up DE?
DT is deep if you mean a lot of guys who are average or below. And I'd say the same about OL, but having Fonoti back will help.
Bullough at RB? Has your fanbase really bought into this? I'm sure he's tough. But he's slow, can't cut, can't make his own yards, and is a huge target. He even fumbled in your spring game. His emergence is a flashing neon sign above the cratering hole at RB. A true freshman has to step up... but won't be nearly as good as Bell.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Congratulations to the team!||
Congratulations to the team!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You mean All-B1G cornerback||
You mean All-B1G cornerback Johnny Adams, as voted by the coaches? I realize he was burned in several high profile moments, but he was also a tough-as-nails run defender and held coverage on numerous plays where the QB decided not to throw. He was good, even if the Sparty fanbase complained ad nauseum about him. The B1G coaches, who watch more film than any of us, would seem to be a good judge of that.
Gholston was laughably touted as an All-American in the media, and this blog correctly knocked that down (and then went well beyond that). But he was better than average, and disruptive often enough. Until someone else shows something besides nothing, I'll assume a lesser player.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||But they have no RB||
I mean, none right now. Even if a true freshman surfaces, he'll be a significant, significant downgrade from Bell. And no Sims. And the D will still be very good, but they lose Adams and Gholston (and probably won't replace those with better or equivalent players).
That's a very suspect prediction.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I went to 3 for like 20 years||
I was a fan through TV, and that was great. Then I got my season tickets a few years ago. They are expensive but I would not give them up for anything. Now thinking about doing some road trips - most college campuses are beautiful, and it seems like a great way to spend a weekend.