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|6 weeks 48 min ago||Maybe you are right. I still||
Maybe you are right. I still maintain that breaking the rules of the game to actually improve your ability to win the game should be strongly discouraged or eliminated. In no other sport is this routinely allowed. For example, the nfl changed their rules to run time off the clock in situations where the fouling team would get an advantage. Maybe it is just calling more of these end game fouls for what they are - intentional fouls and awarding something more to the fouled team. Maybe end game fouls count as two fouls so people foul out a lot faster. Something should be done because for every great (and I would say undeserved) comeback, there are 10 long, crappy endings.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||For me, it is the fouling at||
For me, it is the fouling at the end of the game that is the problem. You shouldn't be able to benefit from fouling. I don't think you can in any other sport. A reasonable way to address this is to give the option to the fouled team of either taking free throws or running the remaining shot clock off the game clock.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I would prefer that the team||
I would prefer that the team that is fouled is given the option to either shoot free throws OR run off the shot clock and give up possession. I think it is ridiculous that a team can potentially benefits from breaking the rules of the game (fouling). I can't think of another example in another sport where that is the case other that really unusual situations.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||CRex. His stories are amazing.||
CRex. His stories are amazing.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I think that is frustrating||
I think that is frustrating too, but can you really blame them? If Devin gets seriously hurt, then we have almost no chance to win another game this year.
I'd rather see if they can keep it close and then unleash Devin's legs in a final drive for the win or something like that. Only use his legs if it is a clear chance to win the game in the end.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I went to RPI '90-'94||
Games were really fun there. Different than Michigan, but still really good. I caught one year of Joe Juneau back then. He was an impressive dude. Got his degree in aeronautical engineering with a 4.0 GPA in just 3 years despite not speaking English when he arrived. Then went on to a decent NHL career.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know, pad level could||
I don't know, pad level could be an issue there.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||OL Performance||
This isn't a criticism of your work and is possibly not even relevant to your writeup, but it seems to me that the best way to look at OL performance is not to look at averages across the 5 starters. Instead, the performance/quality of the either the worst or perhaps the second worst player on the line (in case you can scheme around one poorly performing lineman) seems most relevant. The old adage that a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link seems to apply.
This approach makes more sense to me - if more difficult to implement. Many people thought we should have been better last year because we had two NFL ready tackles, but their great performances were often completely wasted because our lower performing lineman were collapsing much of the game. That's why averages doesn't seem to work to me because if you average our OL ability from last year, you'd probably wind up with something close to an average college football line and we know that wasn't the case.
This is also why I am at least a little optimistic about the OL this year, because while our tackles will be worse, our interior should be better and now there should not be as much of a collapse as there was last year. I guess we'll see how it goes.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Remove cupcakes?||
It might be worth considering removing cupcakes. My rationale there is that theoretically at least, we would/should be a much better team than their conference schedule opponents. That we do better than their average is no surprise and should be expected. I think it is fair to keep all Big Ten opponents and ND. Granted, taking this approach is a bit subjective, but the cupcakes are increasing our scores on the left of the charts.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I feel bad for the guy for||
I feel bad for the guy for staying too, but that is not an excuse. He should sit for a full game.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Agree with this. In fact, I||
Agree with this. In fact, I much, much prefer a Final Four appearance over a conference championship. Indiana won the conference and Ohio State won the Big Ten tournament. Would anyone trade either of those results for ours last year? I certainly wouldn't.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||A regular person did||
A regular person did something like this and gave the investors some voting rights over what actions he should take with his life. It was a pretty interesting read.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Panama, what are you thinking||
Panama, what are you thinking going forward with so many men in extra time when you have the lead? You absolutely must have 10 men back in that situation.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I hate the Mexican soccer||
I hate the Mexican soccer team. Let's just say I wouldn't be too upset if we lost this game since it is meaningless to us.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Simple but brilliant!||
Simple but brilliant!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The difference between him||
The difference between him and a lot of other guys that switch is that his home country desperately needed his services and he decided to play for someone else. Totally his right to do so and I don't think anyone would dispute that, but it shows a lack of committment to your home country. That's over-stating it a bit, but in my mind, I think of him more as an Italian than an American for that reason.
For most (not all) other guys who play for different countries, it usually is because they were not good enough for their home team. That feels less 'traitor-ish' to me.
Other guys have home teams that are so bad that they will never make the world cup. That feels more neutral to me, but I can see how someone might lump that in with the first situation.
Lastly, and this is not addressed to you specifically: We as fans, do not have to be consistent. We can cheer for the players who choose to play for our country and can dislike players who choose otherwise - regardless of reason. We do not have to be accepting of all switchers or deride all switchers.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||If you are seriously||
If you are seriously considering marketing, Michigan is the better choice for that. I'm in consumer packaged goods marketing and I've never even met a person from Columbia in my field. I would imagine that they exist, I just never met anyone. Full disclosure, I work in Chicago, but I did intern at J&J in New Jersey and I don't remember any Columbia people from when I was there. Harvard, Wharton, NYU yes, but not Columbia.
Tech marketing may be slightly different, but I kind of doubt that the trend would flip. I do know of a bunch of people that went into tech marketing from Michigan - primarily West Coast.
Management consulting probably doesn't matter either way other than location as noted by another poster.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||How about this?||
Which of these are not like the others:
OSU, Michigan, Bama, LSU, ND, Texas A&M, Ole Miss & Florida?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I'm surprised that I haven't||
I'm surprised that I haven't seen any mention of how after Harbaugh made his comments about Michigan academics that was later found that Stanford kept printed lists of 'easy classes' for their student athletes to take. That makes Harbaugh a hypocrite as well.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||So...Denard is Mistborn -||
So...Denard is Mistborn - this explains a lot.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Exactly||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yes. This is another reason||
Yes. This is another reason why having OSU in the opposite division sucks.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||That's true, but last year||
That's true, but last year had the whole trash tornado thing going on. I think we should be able to score 20+ and that could easily be enough - given the new QB & receivers vs our defensive backfield.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Anyone else think that at||
Anyone else think that at least a few teams might try to put more air under the ball and have it land just outside the goal line? That would give the coverage team more time to get down the field due to the 5 yard head start and more hang time. That might allow some teams to do better than average giving up the ball on the 25 yard line.
|3 years 1 week ago||Well, in more practical||
Well, in more practical classes (read: using the material after college), this kind of thing matters. I went to grad school for engineering at top 50 school (better than MSU) and TA'd classes that I took as an undergrad at a top 20 school (almost as good as Michigan).
There was a shocking difference in difficulty and hand-holding. In the top 20 school, you were required to figure things out on your own with very little help. If you couldn't figure it out during a lab, then you fail, so you better understand what you are doing prior to showing up for the lab and be prepared to do what you had to do. As a TA, at the top 50 school, I was 'required' to answer any question that students had, so labs became a long series of 'what do I do next' requiring no preparation or thought by the students.
Let's just say that one place teaches you to think for yourself and the other teaches you how to do what other people tell you to do and leave it at that.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Nice to see my undergrad alma||
Nice to see my undergrad alma mater get some love. RPI games were fun in the early 90's...
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Those guys are not exactly||
Those guys are not exactly subjective. Some of them think our game next year at Minny is a toss-up. Sure, we could lose, but there is no way that is a 50-50 game.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Need MOAR Ender's Game||
Need MOAR Ender's Game references!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Sad and it will definitely||
Sad and it will definitely hurt us next year, but probably time to move on.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Additionally, part of that is||
Additionally, part of that is on the defender who gambled when he went for the ball rather than playing the man and trying to knock the ball loose. That happens a lot. When it does, it usually means the receiver is running free past the DB.