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|1 day 12 hours ago||Oops -- thanks for pointing it out.||
|1 day 15 hours ago||What a great antidote||
to the malaise induced by the 2014 football schedule.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I was really hoping for "exeunt"||
instead of "exits." Oh well.
Good luck to them both.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Yes, but all other things being equal||
it's better to start on a bad team than be a backup on a good team, if you want to play in the NFL.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Just to be clear:||
Magnus, your evaluation is based 100% on his highlight reel(s)?
I ask because I assume the coaches focus more on camp performances, which allow them to see how the player performs against better competition, and to evaluate things like coachability, which can't be determined until you've actually worked with the player.
That's not to say that Magnus's evaluation isn't legitimate, or appreciated, just that it's based on a very particular data set.
|1 week 3 days ago||Brady wasn't, and isn't, much of a runner||
but he did do this:
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||As a resident of Toronto that would be nice||
and I think that you're right about Toronto and Montreal being pretty good destinations. Two things: the SkyDome (now called the Rogers Centre) is a crap stadium, in my experience. Also, although Toronto and Montreal are nice cities I'm not sure that most people think of them as attractive destinations. I didn't until I had been to them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't say that, nor did I mean that.||
Downvote away. I thought it was weird that the post was downvoted but I don't think it's a big deal either.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There's a difference between constructive criticism||
and downvoting something, which is purely negative. I think that was mGrowOld's point.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think that it is right||
to conclude that "Alvarez is worth 21 points the week after a bye." That is one possible conclusion, but not the only one, right? It could be that Alvarez is a good coach with the bye and a bad coach without the bye, since what the Mathlete is measuring is the difference between bye and non-bye games. That is, the fact that Alvarez's teams did better after a bye compared to the expected performance doesn't mean that Alvarez is a great coach after bye weeks, just that he (or his team) is better (or perhaps less bad) after a bye week.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As pointed out on Deadspin||
If Chris Broussard works on the Sabbath, then by his own definition he's also no Christian: http://www.biblestudytools.com/exodus/passage.aspx?q=exodus+31:14-15
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Fortunately, or unfortunately, the B1G's recruiting is lagging||
behind the SEC and the Florida schools in the ACC, at least according to ESPN. Notice that we're the only B1G school with more than one ESPN 150 recruit; below are all the schools with more than 1.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Footnote 1||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A bit more complicated than that, apparently||
O'Halloran is a Jags beat writer for the Florida Times-Union; Caldwell is the Jags' general manager. Another interesting nugget:
|2 weeks 6 days ago||More confirmation||
This guy is the Jets beat writer for the Star-Ledger.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Costello is the Jets beat writer for the NY Post||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Here's an abbreviated version:||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Exciting!||
and in gif form:
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Eddins was a walk on DT||
switched to TE, never saw game action, and is apparently no longer with the team (LINK).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Twitter apparently thinks so...||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ace goes on vacation, and we get two commitments...||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Six commits,||
all top-150 on ESPN. Tremendous.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Aren't students given 4-year academic scholarships all the time?||
I know that most of those aren't guaranteed in that they usually require the student to maintain a certain GPA, but "guaranteed" athletic multi-year scholarships have some strings attached. From the article in the Chronicle:
EDIT: Ms. Plonsky has an annual salary of $363,348. That's more than the AD at Colorado-Boulder makes. (Source: http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/government-employee-salaries/the-university-of-texas-at-austin/christine-a-plonsky/242385/)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Bad, I think.||
She was a very effective president. (Time magazine certainly thinks so). The Michigan Difference, which was mostly under her tenure as president, raised $3.2 billion (more than its $2.5 billion goal). But she can't serve forever, either:
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, but I suspect even there, there is a demographic factor||
This, according to the US census, is the population density of the US by county:
You can see that those Southern counties are pretty dense, even though they may not have major metro areas. The population density drops off pretty quickly west of I-35, and what's more, you tend to have very low rural population densities until you get to the West Coast.
I suspect that the SEC's advantage is that football is far and away the most popular sport, so most of their athletes are playing football as opposed to other sports.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Actually no||
A quick search on Rivals' database yields the following states of origin for Boise State commits. Almost half of them are from California. More than half are from California + Texas. Only 15% are from Idaho.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||On geographic distribution||
This basically maps onto population, doesn't it? If you compare your map of FBS recruits to population, as indicated by light production at night, you get a pretty decent fit:
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Magnus has already weighed in, FWIW:||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a first effort||
I'm sure there are MGoBloggerati who can do better, though (click to embiggen):