landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|20 hours 2 min ago||Another thing about 2000:||
Another thing about 2000: Late in that game at UCLA, Jeremy Le Seuer came down with what would probably have been a game-sealing interception. But the officials waved it off, saying he landed out of bounds. Yet replay clearly showed he got a foot in. If instant replay had been available that year, M probably wins that game too.
|20 hours 23 min ago||(No subject)||
|21 hours 49 min ago||Be careful, ladies. Lots of||
Be careful, ladies. Lots of sick people out there spending money.
|21 hours 52 min ago||I'm surprised the author||
I'm surprised the author didn't get a Hitler reference in. Maybe he's saving that for the next nondescript FOIA response.
|1 day 4 hours ago||2007 may have had more||
2007 may have had more talent, but 2011 had a far better performance. To me, the pinnacle of disappointment is heading into a season with a top-5 roster and getting punked by inferior opponents. I'll take a luck-fueled ride to a BCS win over that any day.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Ahem. If you go back 20||
Ahem. If you go back 20 years, that brings 1997 into play.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I think the 2000 team had the||
I think the 2000 team had the most loaded roster. They really should have been in the national title picture that season but blew those two games against Purdue and Northwestern. Ugh.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Really? 9-4 with a losses to||
Really? 9-4 with a losses to OSU, Oregon by 1,000,000 points, and a team that shall not be named vs. 11-2 with a Sugar Bowl trophy and wins over OSU and ND.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Systematic violations||
Hey, just because people went rogue 16 times doesn't mean there was a pattern, right?
|2 days 10 hours ago||Other||
Other = $3,580 on tissue for crying SEC coaches
|2 days 10 hours ago||$327K||
If I was on the Price Is Right and had to guess how much it would cost for Michigan Football to set up shop in Florida for a week, I'd probably have gone over $500K, maybe even seven figures. Harbaugh must also include frugal travel among the activities he attacks with EUTM.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Next year||
|2 days 12 hours ago||Well, it's an embarrassment||
Well, it's an embarrassment because the specific coach in question is a disgraced cheater and liar. If Lloyd Carr was president of Akron University, that wouldn't be embarrassing.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I never really had a problem||
I never really had a problem with Musberger until that NC game when he was making the creepy remarks about the Alabama QB's girlfriend. I mean, Harry Carey used to practically shoot his wad looking at women in the Wrigley Field stands, but he was at least funny. Musberger was just pathetic and awkward.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Blaha is a drunk? If so,||
Blaha is a drunk? If so, that would make me feel a lot better. In 1997, the Pistons played an exhibition game in Louisville, KY, on the same day of the M-MSU game. I was much younger at the time, so I had gotten pretty well tuned-up watching M take down the Spartans that day, and then my buddy says, "hey, let's go see the NBA exhibition game." So, we go and it's the Pistons. The crowd is tiny, so we sit basically court-side and I see Blaha doing the broadcast. After the game I go over to him and I'm all "hey George, what did you think of that football game today? Go Blue!" He did not appreciate it. I keep on him for a while, until finally I'm like "actually, I grew up in Michigan and always enjoyed your Pistons broadcasts," so then he was cool and we shook hands and stuff. But I was pretty drunk so in retrospect I figure my behavior that day was probably a lot worse than I realize. Knowing Blaha is a drunk himself, however, makes me care even less (than the skosh of a shit I presently give).
|2 days 23 hours ago||I see you have prevailed in||
I see you have prevailed in the war against punctuation.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Recruiting||
Obviously this is an abstraction. But OSU did lose what, 9 early entrants this cycle? They are certainly being replaced with top-flight recruits, but in the short-term OSU will have a bit of an experience/maturity deficit (that M can hopefully exploit this season).
|3 days 2 hours ago||Ohio State Recruiting||
I realize OSU is kicking everybody's ass on the recruiting trail. BUT, all other things being equal, which is preferable:
1) Recruit a top-3 class every year, but lose about 1/3 of each class to early NFL-draft entry; or
2) Recruit a top-10 class every year, but lose only about 1/10 of each class to early NFL-draft entry.
I don't think the answer is obvious. In the first scenario, you have more talented players coming through your program. But the difference in talent level is only slight, and in the second scenario you would tend to have more experienced upper-classmen.
In scenario 1, of course, since you lose more players every season to the draft, you are going to have more empty spots to replace--a factor which in and of itself tends to improve class quality (since you have more recruits per class, and thus a better chance of particular recuits being ranked highly enough by the services to drive up your numerical score). The opposite is true in scenario 2, as you will have less turnover and thus fewer recruits in any given cycle. But a team in scenario 2 may actually be better off, as you may not need a 5-star freshman at a given position if you've already got a high-quality junior who is staying in school.
Something to think about, anyway.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Soccer||
What soccer needs is unlimited substitution on-the-fly (which hockey already features).
|4 days 6 hours ago||Randomness||
I have mixed feelings about this. Obviously, making the sport less random could have led to a couple more national championship banners at Yost, considering all those top teams M had in the 90s and even since that were eliminated in a flukey loss. OTOH, the inherent randomness of hockey was why I liked M's chances heading into the ND St. game this year. I guess you need a balance; too much predictability can make a sport boring (think of the NBA when Jordan was around, for instance) just as not enough predictability can undermine its credibility.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Dotson||
I'll believe Jim Harbaugh loses a TE prospect he really wants to James Franklin's Penn State when I see it. Depth chart is kind of daunting though.
|6 days 1 hour ago||NFL||
Okay. Just because "the government" does shady things and because politicians are generally untrustworthy does not mean that the NIH is not genuinely interested in an honest, scientifically rigorous study of CTE or that the congressmen involved don't sincerely want to see that happening. By contrast, the article has exposed a clear and specific instance of the NFL saying one thing and doing the opposite. If the reporter had evidence that the specific congressmen or NIH officials involved here were dping something unethical, then I would expect him to include it. But there is no particular reason to believe such evidence exists. By your view, we could never believe anything anyone says because every person is corrupt and duplicitous.
|6 days 2 hours ago||LBs||
I think Bush will wind up being a better LB over the course of his career than Morgan was, but I think it's highly unlikely the freshman version of Bush will be as good as Morgan was as a fifth-year player in 2015. As a unit, though, I am optimistic Bush, Gedeon, McCray, and Peppers can at least equal what we got from Morgan, Bolden, Gedeon, and Ross last season.
|6 days 8 hours ago||NFL||
Then why criticize how the reporter framed the article?
I'm obviously not talking about sincerity in the abstract here, but rather the sincerity of a specific position the NFL asserted--i.e., that they take concussions seriously and want them adequately studied. Just because there may have been reasons to doubt that from the get-go doesn't mean it isn't newsorthy when proof emerges showing the NFL is being dishonest.
|6 days 10 hours ago||NFL||
Come on. Everyone knows the NFL is under fire for concussions. So if the NFL declares that it takes the issue seriously and wants to fund a study, it's fair to report the story in a way that calls the NFL's sincerity into question when the NFL reneges on that promise. Only an NFL apologist or PR flack would argue this is just a run-of-the-mill breach of contract situation.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Seems like the NFL should||
Seems like the NFL should still have to pay. They promised $16M for a study, in reliance on that promise the NIH set up the study, and then the NFL backed out when they didn't like the researcher NIH picked. In law school I think they call that "promissory estoppel."
|1 week 12 min ago||Future offense||
Some of the vintage Gary Moeller offenses would probably be the most comparable thing, or maybe the 2000 offense (Henson, Walker, Terrell, A-Train, and a sweet line) but without the paranoid coordinator.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Pelini was fired because he||
Pelini was fired because he kept going 9-4. So the pressure is going to be on Riley pretty quickly to get results, and soon. I actually think Riley is a pretty good coach, but the expectations on him are not realistic and things are probably going to turn ugly for him when he doesn't deliver.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I've never been to Maryland.||
I've never been to Maryland. But I thought the two things they did were crab cakes and football?
|1 week 1 day ago||League rivals||
The thing is, even though M has been playing schools like Illinois and Purdue for decades, I still don't give a rat's ass about them. Ditto Iowa, Indiana, even Wisconsin. Minnesota too if it weren't for the jug. Is stupid Illinois really any more of a rival than Maryland?