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|1 week 1 day ago||I went to school with Josh Waitzkin||
Really good guy, really amazing at chess, really remarkable how normal he was outside of chess (including academically), totally fucking awful at touch football QB.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Funny how its only disappointing players . . .||
There's a remarkable correlation between being a disappointment when healthy and suffering these career-ending injuries, ever since Harbaugh showed up. Really fabulous good luck from the perspective of roster management.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||your searing hot take is bullshit||
I went to Dartmouth. I know folks on the football team. You know, the football team that hasn't full-contact tackled in practice since 2010, and has finished in the top 3 in the league each of the last 3 seasons. Why don't you ask them if there was any "point" to playing competitive football.
And I bet they're going to be real happy they didn't addle their brains / peak at 20 when they start working as regular Joes.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Vaguely related but, damn zeke elliot||
As suspected, a freakin' monster. 225lbs, sub 4.5 electronically timed 40. Not many guys who can do that. Hell of a back. Wish we had one like that. Maybe soon.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||return all of our kicks plz k thanx||
anyone who can run a 10.80 100m and has hips to play corner is going to be one hell of a returner as long as he can hold on to the damn ball
|14 weeks 6 days ago||It depends on the scope of the grade dip||
Schools DONT revoke admission for normal students who drifty down from a 3.8 to a 3.65. You have to flaming trainwreck as a senior to have your admission pulled; like, virtually flunking out of school.
If that's what happened here - then sure. If Swenson went from being a 4-star to a guy that sat on the bench doing nothing; if he put on 50lbs of bad weight; if he was visiting other schools; more generally, if there's some sort of egregious story here that changed the equation, then I have no problem with this.
But by all accounts, that's not what happened. Swenson is still Swenson, it's just that our staff took a shine to someone else. You don't pull the offer on someone because they merely hit their 40th percentile projection as a senior, rather than the 75th percentile. When you extended the offer, you took the risk he might only be meh. It shouldn't be a one-way option.
That's the part that's rubbing folks the wrong way.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan shouldn't do this||
Cutting someone loose in November is one thing, but this isn't right. Especially since, if the kid can get an offer from NW, it's not like he was a flaming trainwreck of an offer.
And of course the kid is "classy" about it. He has to, in order to show good intangibles for the other schools who might scoop him up.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Flags fly forever||
If JH thinks Mone increases the chances of UM winning out, you play him. Maybe you save his redshirt and then the QB situation next year is a disaster and they're going 8-4 anyways. Maybe other NTs pan out in the future and you don't need the extra year. Etc etc.
When you HAVE a chance, you take it, because even with a good program the stars need to align to have a real chance at the playoff.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||my wife||
you will learn young padawan that if the wife wants to go to paris for thanksgiving, the wife gets to go to paris for thanksgiving
|26 weeks 1 day ago||NOT IF YOU ARE LANDING INTERNATIONALLY||
I WILL ENJOY SPENDING MUCH OF THE SECOND HALF IN THE INTERMINABLE IMMINGRATION LINE AT KENNEDY AIRPORT EVEN THOUGH I HAVE GLOBAL ENTRY BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CLEARLY A NOTRE DAME FAN IN SOME SORT OF METAPHPORICAL SENSE IN THAT THEY ARE INTO WEIRD RACIAL PSYCHOSEXUAL STUFF. GOD I AM SO ANNOYED THAT I AM MISSING THE GAME.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||&$#*$&!||
I AM LANDING BACK IN THE USA AT 1:20PM THAT DAY GODDAMNIT I WILL MISS MOST OF THE GAME THIS IS THE WORST DECISION EVER GO BLUE SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS BUT THIS IS THE WORST THING EVER I AM DYING TO SEE HARBAUGH STOP ON THAT SWARMY $&%* MEYER'S THROAT
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Please retake elementary math||
based on your numbers, the odds of all 4 of those upsets occuring is under 1%.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||holy crap i would pay all of||
holy crap i would pay all of the moneys for that warmup jacket. what an amazing look.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||You said it better than me.||
You said it better than me. Nothing in this post should be construed as legal advice.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||Regardless of where the line||
Regardless of where the line is, its better to be conservative and include the disclaimer. None of the foregoing should be construed as legal advice.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Who's got it better than us!?||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Never improved from 3000 years ago||
The Odyssey, Book 22. Fitzgerald transalation:
"You yellow dogs, you thought I'd never make it
home from the land of Troy. You took my house to plunder,
twisted my maids to serve your beds. You dared
bid for my wife while I was till alive.
Contempt was all you had for the gods who rule wide heaven,
contempt for what men say of you hereafter.
Your last hour has come. You die in blood."
|28 weeks 5 days ago||LINCOLN NOT ONE OF THE TOP 25||
LINCOLN NOT ONE OF THE TOP 25 PRESIDENTS IN US HISTORY ACCORDING TO SCOUTS, INC.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||DANTONIO PICKED A BAD DAY TO||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||There is so much win in the last sentance of your post||
"killed me in the balls and dragged me to the hostipal". Truer words have never been spoken.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Its all about the DL||
Anytime, any level, facing any offense: if you can get consistent pressure on the QB with a 4-man rush, you will win the game. It hides any deficencies in your defensive backfield and opens up lots of flexibility to do things to handle the run.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO||
|30 weeks 17 hours ago||My not-cool story bro - don't play these||
When I was an underemployed 20 something, me and a friend of mine worked on developing fantasy sports formulas. We didnt sports gamble b/c of the vig - "seasonal" fantasy was more profitable, oddly. Both of us are really fucking good at this - my friend used to do insanely competitive and high stakes "seasonal" fantasy leagues in multiple sports and would just destroy folks. Like, was making five-figures a year off of fantasy for the past decade. He also makes six figures a year trading securities, on TOP of his high five figure writing job that he does more or less because he loves writing. He went to a Cal Tech / MIT type of school. He's basically a genius who doesn't like to hold a real job with a boss.
I sort of grew out of sports statistics and got a real job. The few times I've been in a (seasonal) fantasy league with my buddy, he has absolutely destroyed me. He's probably one of the best seasonal fantasy players in the world.
My buddy doesn't play daily fantasy anymore because its too competitive and he doesn't make enough money after the vig.
Keep that in mind when you think "how hard can it be?".
|30 weeks 4 days ago||great showing by Michigan fans||
This might as well be a home game!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||What blows my mind...||
What blows my mind is that Chubb, on UGA, who is the tits, isn't event the best back in his conference.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||NOBODY!||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||this is just wrong||
"wanting it more" doesn't do crap against someone who's more talented than you. There's something I am very, very good at, pretty much from birth and without trying particularly hard (at least until I got older and got to a level where everyone else was just as talented, and then I quit). But anyways, flash back to this competition at age 11 or 12, and I'm not trying and kicking the butt of these guys, and the coach is giving the "trying harder and wanting it more" speech, and I overhear and say "hey, coach, your guys are trying way harder than me, and they want it more, but I can still beat them even though I don't really like doing this, how does that feel".
I got in a TON of trouble for trashtalking like that, but it totally worked. We were in their dome and our team smoked them for the rest of the tournament.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||No one is saying that Harbaugh lost the ability to coach||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||No one is saying that Harbaugh lost the ability to coach||
Dantonio is the surer bet. I.e., if you have to pick a coach for this next season, ignoring alumni ties, marketing power, long term success, etc - just you need a coach for 2015 (and 2015 only) for your hypothetical B1G team, I think you'd be nuts to pick Harbaugh over Dantonio. Dantonio is a close to a sure bet as there is in CFB - he's spun gold out of mediocre talent for the last several years. Harbaugh could be just as good as Dantonio in terms of player development (and hopefully better as a recruiter) but there's just much more risk that he crashes and burns in year 1.
I don't understand why it is anathema to admit that MSU has a hell of a coach, maybe the best college coach right now. He's doing a better job at MSU than Nick damn Saban did! You can wish for a firey hurricane of hell to rain down upon East Lansing while still admitting that, yeah, its pretty damn impressive that they built their program into one of the top 10 in the country.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh hasn't coached at the college level for 5 years||
While I'd like to assume that Harbaugh is still a killer college coach, we don't KNOW that. We know he WAS a killer college coach in 2010. He probably still is - but just like players, coaches have peaks and then decline phases.
THere are plenty of coaches that were really good in their 40s and then not that great in their 50s. Off the top of my head, an easy B1G example: Kirk Ferentz finished out his 40s by going 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2 at Iowa, and then went 18-18 over the next three seasons and basically turned into The Ghost Formally Known as Kirk Ferentz who now walks the Iowa sideline.
None of this means that Harbaugh isn't an awesome hire, the best one possible, or that he's not more likely than not to kick ass and take prisoners. But Dantonio has a better record for being a kick-ass college coach NOW than Harbaugh does - hopefully, in 4 months the tables will be turned.