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|5 weeks 1 day ago||My first thought on hearing the news||
was to question the withdrawal. It just makes him look petty and completely uninterested in benefit to the community. It makes his original gift a transparent name-grab.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Brian.||
Are you going for the team exclusively built from current M players and former M recruits? Conley, McDowell, etc.?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Table-ized||
|26 weeks 2 days ago||South Quad-West Squad Snowball Fight||
December 2005. The previous winter, the team had gone to the Rose Bowl, so we South Quadders won. But in 2005, Carr let the football players play for West Quad, and we were completely obliterated.
During that fight, I was picked up into the air and thrown into a snowbank by Prescott Burgess.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, forgot to check on this.||
Most of what you're working with (I'm guessing) boils down to some comma separated value (CSV) files, or maybe a few of them linked together based on some primary key.
You're applying transformations to the data (functions in excel), then you're visualizing the results.
There is an open-source statistical programming language called "R" that is basically designed for this use-case (almost all the code has been written by statisticians, for better or for worse).
It would require a bit of a learning curve, but I'm guessing your overall productivity would increase if you were using R rather than Excel, since there are are steps in your Excel process you could automate.
In particular, the "dplyr" package is valuable for data transformations, you can write your own functions (that you can name and call as often as you'd like), and you can visualize (I love the "ggplot2" package).
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Re: breaking excel||
Seth, I really think you would love using something like R for your analyses. You could make it reproducible so it builds and updates everything for you. (and R has the ggplot2 package which makes all plots prettier).
|45 weeks 4 days ago||It's probably||
not the most fun Michigan Monday he's ever written, but if you recall, yesterday was full of bombshells (Sark out at USC, Spurrier out at USC, etc.).
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Given Brian's predilection for unusual name pronunciations,||
I don't know why I'm surprised he pronounces it "nucular."
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan 20-Utah 17||
|1 year 2 days ago||I find this triple post||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Bret Bielema.||
It's not a perfect match, but a pretty successful Power 5 coach leaving for another Power 5 school. Stoops would be more of surprise, but not exponentially so.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||While I liked this post, Brian,||
I think what this preview really boils down to is ethics in games journalism.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||To the guy whose post was deleted:||
You provide an interesting template.
_Human_ knows a lot about the game. It's a shame he wastes _sport-I'm-passionate-about_ posts on an increasingly irrelevant entity like _league-I-don't-particularly-care-for_ and the mediocre _team-I-don't-particularly-care-for_ instead of _the-vastly-Superior-League-I-care-about_.
Seems like a lot of opinion-bashing for something a person has decided to care about. Let's try it out on something a bit closer to home:
Brian clearly knows a lot about the game. It's a shame he wastes football posts about an increasingly irrelevant entity like the B1G and the mediocre Michigan team instead of the Glorious SEC.
EDIT: The post I was originally replying to appears to have gone the way of the buffalo.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Brunson and Coleman are not mutually exclusive.||
We want Brunson for point and Coleman for SG, so if they were both interested, we'd take them. I don't think we'll get both, but it's not an either/or situation.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||We should have seen the signs.||
He already roots for Virginia.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Or maybe|
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Last year, I think.||
The defense was better last year, and even though scoring is more balanced this year, last year's team would have a healthy McGary. And that team's three-headed center would have five additional fouls to give.
If McGary was healthy on this team, though, I might give the edge to this year's iteration.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I think it stands pretty attractive to recruits||
from a talent development standpoint. "Come to Michigan, play for a great coach and maybe get to the NBA in a year or two."
The "two-and-done" model is one that I think will increase over thenext few years. Most of those players will probably end up going to Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, and Duke. But not all of them.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||It would also be nice to be able to filter what comments||
show up based on a threshold. Since downvotes are costly, a post with a below-zero point total is probably not all that worthwhile, and you could set it at -2 or -3 to counteract occasional accidental downvotes and squabbles. That way you'd have a very good chance of not seeing the worst posts.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I like the free upvotes/costly downvotes thing||
It should minimize vendetta-posting.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Fun fact:||
If you downvote someone else, you lose a point.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Finally, a return to groupthink!||
I'm a bit sad to lose the editorializing available in the previous(ly functional) iteration, but this is really great to have back.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Is this the real life?||
Or is it just a fantasy?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||That's what he gets for angering the Seth.||
That's what he gets for angering the Seth.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah,||
the bias does come through a bit. We lost major, major pieces in Tim and Trey, and I don't think anyone can overestimate what they brought to the table.
But we were one of the youngest teams in the country last year, and we managed to do ok. We also have five pretty talented candidates for the sophomore leap, including at least player with no discernable ceiling.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I keep hearing this,||
so it must be true.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||"A bird in in hand is worth two laying in the weeds?"||
"A bird in in hand is worth two laying in the weeds?"
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Also because we can't give mgopoints anymore.||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||That breakdownsports guy does some decent stuff, you're right.||
My favorite thing about TOC, thoguh is KJ's rampant affection for scatterplots.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Honey Badger?||