the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|11 hours 54 min ago||This may be a bit out of left||
This may be a bit out of left field if you really want to live in A2, but look around at Pittsfield, Ypsi, and Saline for housing options. You'll have to drive more and that can suck, but for a year while looking for a better spot you'll get more bang for your buck and that way you aren't roped into a bad unit/house because of circumstances. As for work, as others have noted jobs are plentiful in tech. Google is still pretty much a sales/analytics office AFAIK, but it does sound like they are doing some tech. And if you like your old job, see if they'll let you telecommute and maybe just go down to St. Louis a couple of times a month. It isn't perfect, but it may make your life a bit easier in the short term as well as the long, especially if (as it sounds) you'll be returning to St. Louis at some point.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Surprised they doubled up on||
Surprised they doubled up on MSU and OSU at the same time. Hopefully this gets remedied at some point, because having both on the road/home doesn't make much sense for the conference or those rivalries.
As for the rest of the slate, I think Maryland will be fine, and who knows how good Minny will be. They will likely be horrible, but who knows at this point. They definitely were fiesty last year at times, which gives me some small hope.
|1 day 14 hours ago||He was selected as either the||
He was selected as either the 1st or 2nd team player in the toughest conference this year. He has the talent; nobody has ever denied that. But its the inconsistency that everyone saw while at UM that hurt his stock. I do think he could be a good bench player for a playoff team; heck, I could definitely see him being the second-team playmaker on a team like Memphis or San Antonio. He'll get drafted, probably in the second round, and impress enough to warrant some run.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Maybe they just watch James Lipton|
|2 days 5 hours ago||Well...that's encouraging.||
|2 days 5 hours ago||Well, until the money runs||
Well, until the money runs out. He'll be back as a FA for the Ravens, Packers, Patriots, or some other smart organization in a year.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I guess you draft the guy to||
I guess you draft the guy to see the field however possible, but if he's giving legitimate heat on Gabbert, that speaks to how poorly Blaine is playing. I love Denard as much as the next guy, but he's just not built to be a great pure NFL QB. That said, he can definitely be a situational player under center and I fully expect him to be a good slot receiver/third-down back.
|2 days 10 hours ago||the||
the mgoblog commentariat is a fickle mistress.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I figured it would either by||
I figured it would either by Russia or China before the video even started. That said, still pretty sad to see a bunch of animals riding around on bicycles for enjoyment and then one of them eating the other.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Looks like a good find. But||
Looks like a good find. But as others have noted, if the class stays small (under 20), I think they'll pick up a third LB only toward the end, space permitting. They still have holes at other positions that are more pressing, at least in my opinion.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Probably for another year,||
Probably for another year, sure.
|2 days 18 hours ago||The Sandusky issue was||
The Sandusky issue was obviously a PSU-specific one, but based on the limited info available this feels like an issue with a particular doctor or medical staff which, I'm guessing, happens at other schools. I mean, sometimes people change positions and that can lead to changes in procedures or protocols that may appear, at least to outsiders, as a drop or degradation in quality. I have a hard time believing, though, that PSU's suddenly treating its athletes worse in terms of medical care. This might be a bunch of secondary and anonymous sources, but I'll withhold judgment until the report comes out.
|2 days 18 hours ago||One of the best bits he's||
One of the best bits he's done. Not too mean, great commentary, good jokes. And the endind was epic.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I literally have no idea what||
I literally have no idea what this tweet was meant to instill in Hoke and the UM faithful. Was Nix threatening to eat UM as meat, I guess as opposed to as a legumme? Does he not think Chicken is classically identified as "meat"? Just crazy stuff out of a large man who runs into other large men for a living.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Yeah. Caught that math issue||
Yeah. Caught that math issue as well. Also, I love how they say they have a winning record against UM, what with their 1-0-0 record against the Wolverines. While technically true, it's like how App St. has the highest winning percentage against UM (argh!).
|4 days 12 hours ago||130||
As others noted, UM had something like 50% of the overall donors as well. Nice to see
|4 days 13 hours ago||Marshall||
Feels like a bit of "shots fired" with those quotes. I know that MSU fashions itself a power team in this conference, but when near locks are flipping and saying the reason for it was a better team was in the state, that's not a good thing for your recruiting.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Good luck to him. Sucks to||
Good luck to him. Sucks to see him have to go, but the depth chart is what it is.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Well, there are always||
Well, there are always exceptions. The Green Bay Packers are very successful and a small market to in football, but I guess they have tradition. San Antonio is a bit of an anomaly, though. Their greatness is is tied so much to Duncan and that coaching staff. My guess is that when he retires, the team will struggle quite a bit and will just become another also-ran. Until they win another draft and pick the next great player. :-)
|5 days 10 hours ago||I agree, and I also get a||
I agree, and I also get a sense that college coaches focus on their stars more. At Detroit, Young was a decent player but not one you'd treat as a top dog. That can mess with guys if they were a stud at smaller schools for years.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Jordan wasn't above bitching||
Jordan wasn't above bitching out people, and in today's NBA he'd be as bad as anyone. It was a different era, but the myth that Jordan was some silent warrior drives me crazy. We just didn't see it as much because the media cycle didn't demand it.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Wade is one of the best SGs||
Wade is one of the best SGs in the league, even at his age. Rose is a great player when everything is going well, but he hasn't played for a year now and with this type of injury you never know how guys come back. Let's say he returns and is 90% of the player he was when he left; that makes him Wade. And while Deng is a very good player, Bosh would be the best player on half of the teams in the league. The Heat are significantly better than the Bulls, plus they have a reasonable bench situation given the cap.
I think the Bulls are playing with quite a bit of heart and I commend them for it, but complaining about stars getting preferential treatment when your former MVP got those same calls seems silly. It's the name of the game, and they've benefitted as much as anyone. But trying to act all tough when you are losing by 30 just seems clownish.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Pat Narduzzi needs to make||
Pat Narduzzi needs to make money in the off-season somehow, so why not pass on his pearls of defensive wisdom to basketball teams?
|6 days 10 hours ago||Anything on ESPN 8 - "The Ocho"|
|6 days 10 hours ago||Well, I've seen a couple of||
Well, I've seen a couple of here during the RR era that rival anything you've seen at RCMB. People freaking out on the Internet is a pretty universal dumpster fire.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I always cringe at these||
I always cringe at these posts, but its a slow week and this is big-ish news. I will say, though, that when UM gets a kid from OSu or ND, I don't see nearly the number of Golden Domer blogs or OSU message board snickering we see with MSU. Not saying that the pettiness is not deserved, but still hard to reconcile with the "MSU doesn't mean anything" mantra some people still proclaim.
|6 days 12 hours ago||A great pick-up. I||
A great pick-up. I absolutely expected Marshall at MSU; it must drive them crazy to invest that much time in a kid and see him sign basically as soon as he steps onto campus at UM. Looks like an athletic kid, but not knowing my recruiting expertly it still feels like a kid who'll need 2-3 years to be impactful on the field. Still, Hoke is destroying it on the recruiting trail, and hopefully it will continue with Hand and a couple of more kids.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Happy that it is working out||
Happy that it is working out so well. It's great work what you are doing Mr. Smith.
|1 week 1 day ago||Should be a fun game, though||
Should be a fun game, though 7-8 years from now I'll be so busy fixing my pod racer that I'll have to mindtrap the videofeed from my home pod and replay them on my Google contacts. That's right, future boy!
|1 week 1 day ago||They'll probably start off||
They'll probably start off okay, but virtually all of their offense was Maxwell throwing it to Sims or Bell running the ball. Those guys are gone, so they'll have to rely on a couple of meh WRs and an unproven running game. Plus, that defense isn't going to be able to get much better than last year, and probably will slide. Considering they went 7-6 with those guys last year, I have a hard time seeing them winning the Legends division unless everyone else craters to unheard of degrees.