The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|2 days 17 hours ago||2012 Alabama 2010 Penn||
2010 Penn State
I'm not real interested in games away from Ann Arbor anymore.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||Well, I don't know if you've||
Well, I don't know if you've been watching the last few years of Michigan football, but I sure as hell am in no shape to do anything else after three hours of that.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What do you have against Tim||
What do you have against Tim Roth? Off the top of my head...
I mean, I haven't seen him in anything lately, but he's been decent to good in a number of movies.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||I guess when I saw in the||
I guess when I saw in the trailer, I assumed it was an elevator. Either way, female character stripped down, with a flare, shot waist up as a door is rising up in front - its the same setup as Ripley confronting the queen. That was the first thing I noticed in the trailer.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||The Aliens similarties seem||
The Aliens similarties seem stronger than that. I've only seen the trailer, but even within that it apes some specific shots from Aliens pretty hard (touching the scratch marks on the wall, blood drip/guy looks up, Bryce Dallas Howard in the elevator with the flare).
|14 weeks 4 days ago||hahaha, hey Bob...former||
hahaha, hey Bob...former maryland coach - I was at that meeting too
|14 weeks 5 days ago||2008. Right after their race||
2008. Right after their race (they got 5th in the 3rd final, so 17th in the country) - the last time Michigan raced at the IRA before being kicked out - they came to the awards dock and stood with their backs to the crowd with these shirts:
|17 weeks 6 days ago||first row looks promising||
first row looks promising
edit: too slow getting through popups
|18 weeks 20 hours ago||Another way to think about it||
Another way to think about it - its the same reason that a Samoan male kid is 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than the average American kid, but you don't see 56 Samoans being drafted in the NFL for every person born in the US.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I was curious myself, so I||
I was curious myself, so I did some trivial digging to investigate.
Rugby: 3.8 per 1000 athlete exposures (Marshall and Spencer 2001)
Football: .47 per 1000 athlete exposures (Gessel, et al 2007)
Overall: .23 per 1000 athlete exposures (Gessel, et al. 2007)
One athlete exposure is participating in a practice or competition, and this is all for US high school athletes.
Marshall and Spencer note that there are some issues with their analysis (small sample size being a major one), and also compare their numbers to those reported in other research looking at rugby in places outside the US. They note that their rate is higher than those of the other studies, but offer some speculations on why, including differences in play style and underreporting as you note. However, their numbers are only about 2-4x greater than those in most of the reviewed studies, while their [TLDR] observed overall rate for concussions in rugby is eight times that of high school football.
This seems to suggest that risk compensation isn't happening.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Nissan GT-R. mmmm, ATTESA.||
Nissan GT-R. mmmm, ATTESA.
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||No, but that's not really a||
No, but that's not really a very good reason to impugn upon someone just trying to do their job.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||A timeout? Unless they don't||
A timeout? Unless they don't have anything else to burn them on?
|25 weeks 3 days ago||1. Professor 2. CTS coupe 3.||
2. CTS coupe
3. Subtle negative pressure from most people I work with, but I just wanted a GM car (family stuff) that was quiet on the expressway, since I commute about 100 miles/day.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Bettet yet, set up a||
Bettet yet, set up a recurring donation for a few bucks, since you know you'll be back here a lot over the coming months.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Gilovich, Tversky and||
Gilovich, Tversky and Vallone's work accounted for some of those issues and found no evidence for the hot hand fallacy, and later work (at least the relatively paltry amount that I know) has been consistent with this in general. I don't know the MLB studies, but I did an (admittedly somewhat shallow) analysis of OT outcomes for CFB (here and here) which is why I'm fairly strong in this belief.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||There is no such thing as||
There is no such thing as momentum. The odds of winning in overtime are a statistical coin flip. Its not real, man.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The Sagarin GOLDEN MEAN||
The Sagarin GOLDEN MEAN scores are supposed to predict score differential. Looking at the hypothetical Alabama-Oregon game, Sagarin predicts Alabama over Oregon by 4.21 points. None of the others have a direct points interpretation, to my understanding.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||ball don't lie|
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Pick a big state||
Pick a big state school...
edit: Yes, I know ND and Stanford aren't state schools, but similar at least in this context.
|40 weeks 17 hours ago||that sounds like a lot more||
that sounds like a lot more fun than buying health insurance.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||The fact that Texas A&M pays||
The fact that Texas A&M pays their coach $5730 more than Texas does is clearly not an accident.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||ahem, "Dr. Hackett"||
ahem, "Dr. Hackett"
|41 weeks 5 days ago||what goes unreported or||
Yeah, that's gonna need a citation.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||The fans, obviously.||
The fans, obviously.
|44 weeks 7 hours ago||Well, what would you point to||
Well, what would you point to as the "world's most important newspaper?"
|44 weeks 17 hours ago||...selling like hotcakes,||
...selling like hotcakes, etc...
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Somebody a while back posted||
Somebody a while back posted a shopped version of this picture with a Jim Harbaugh doll replacing Krusty and I can't find it, and man do I need it right now. Does anyone have it?
edit: found it, some of BlueBarron's work
|45 weeks 1 day ago||I care - now I no longer feel||
I care - now I no longer feel like I am going crazy thinking it was a big bomb.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||No, neither team typically||
No, neither team typically races at the Schuykill. The women have a home race at Belleville yet, while the men are racing at the Hooch and have a couple of other races against the Wisco frosh and against OSU, both in town.