This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|9 weeks 4 days ago||I hate Iowa||
I hate Iowa
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Iowa giving this game away by not letting them score.||
Iowa giving this game away by not letting them score.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, that's tough to||
Yeah, that's tough to swallow, but he's trying to pump his guy up
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Hilarious. OSU going to jet||
Hilarious. OSU going to jet tempo so they don't have to face odd man fronts from Western Michigan. Seriously?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. I guess he doesn't need breakaway speed after all||
Wow. I guess he doesn't need breakaway speed after all
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Devon going down a bit easier today||
Devon going down a bit easier today
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Might have short, but there was no way it was a yard short||
Might have short, but there was no way it was a yard short
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I'm confused by the reasoning||
I'm confused by the reasoning in this thread. Didn't MSU's current QB look hilariously bad in his first two games? Do we really think people can't improve?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Big fan of Judge Dredd here.||
Big fan of Judge Dredd here. Sadly, both movies about it were absolutely horrible.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||G-Force was awesome||
G-Force was awesome
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I tend to agree with||
I tend to agree with CarrisMyHomeboy. It actually was a lot worse without Gardner at QB. Bellamy and Morris struggled even more than Gardner did.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, marketing and||
Actually, marketing and marketers can be highly analytical. For example, I am a marketer after a career change thanks to Ross, but I also have three engineering degrees. I usually don't make a major decision without a decent amount of qualitative and quantitative data to back me up. That said, this is most likely not estimated by a marketer anyway - probably a quant/analytical specialist - most companies like this one have people on staff for these kinds of things. Oh, and on a completely unrelated note, I'm married to a Canadian.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||The high press in this game||
The high press in this game has been amazing. China looked like an over-matched rec league team at times.
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||Aperture Science approves this post||
Aperture Science approves this post
|47 weeks 2 days 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.
|47 weeks 2 days 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.
|51 weeks 5 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.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||CRex. His stories are amazing.||
CRex. His stories are amazing.
|1 year 16 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't know, pad level could||
I don't know, pad level could be an issue there.
|1 year 26 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Simple but brilliant!||
Simple but brilliant!
|2 years 33 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.