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|13 hours 17 min ago||He didn't have that information when he made the decision||
You go for two down 21-9 because it gives the chance to get within ten (obviously) and because, if you fail to convert, you at least know right then that you're going to need two touchdowns. Needing two touchdowns (and two extra points) v. needing a touchdown (and an extra point) and a field goal is going to change the way you approach the rest of the game. You don't want to miss on a two-point conversion with a minute left down 21-19 and realize you should have been in more of a hurry.
I agree with Brian that Kelly should have gone for it again when they made the game 21-15. They already needed a touchdown. You might as well know ASAP whether you'll need more than one score to tie or win if Clemson makes it to 24.
|15 hours 17 min ago||I agree re: Kelly's decision to go for two||
Jim Mora's decision to take a safety down six against Arizona State was another story. That made little sense to me, though the announcers in the game said UCLA's punter was struggling.
Also, CB No. 8 is one of my favorite players. I'm glad he lept from EA's NCAA Football to real life.
|15 hours 47 min ago||You are correct||
It's the greater of three games or 30% of the season. This stinks.
|16 hours 16 min ago||I always enjoy these||
The clip of Homer shooting Marge in the face with the make-up gun is icing on the cake.
|2 days 4 hours ago||They're great, IMO||
It seems like a quarter of the country wears black and/or grey. I like that Hawai'i stands out.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Agreed re: the toxicity factor||
It seems like momentum sometimes goes against coaches so much in certain spots that you have to part ways even when the guy is really good at his job. It almost doesn't matter why a fanbase dislikes a coach at some point. There can be enough negativity around a program to sink anyone.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I think he would not be a good fit.||
The coach of Texas has to be part politician. Dantonio is an excellent coach, but I think he'd struggle with the politics. And I don't mean that as a knock on him. It's just a matter of personality.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Bad times at UT||
They would struggle to find a better coach than Strong, IMO. I understand the frustration of their fans, but Texas was in a pretty bad way when Mack Brown left. And the rise of TCU and A&M makes things harder than they were for Texas a decade ago.
|2 days 6 hours ago||My hottake:||
There are no teams this year that would beat any of the teams in last year's playoff.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Lewis is really fun to watch||
He's so close to guys that they could share a jersey.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Wow||
They've got a hell of a class. There's no way around that.
I was afraid of this happening when Michigan gave up on Winston, but the coaches obviously know things that I don't.
|3 days 7 hours ago||There are so many good things in that clip||
Austin Hatch was out there helping with practice. LeVert, Walton, Wilson, and Spike all look pretty healthy. You can see the good weight Mo Wagner has added.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Thanks||
|3 days 15 hours ago||I applaud you both for this||
|3 days 15 hours ago||Dumb question:||
You buy a ticket on tiqiq. How do you get it? It's too late for the seller to send it to you. Can you pick it up at the stadium?
|4 days 5 hours ago||Fashion?||
I fear that my hips would look absolutely huge in those little skirts.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Michigan wins 28-8||
|4 days 12 hours ago||Rudock||
He reminded me in that game of Craig Krenzel, QB for the 2002 OSU national championship team. He wasn't going to win the game by himself, but he helped move the ball in various ways while never giving BYU an easy path back into the game. I'll gladly take that version of Rudock.
RE: the second half play when he failed to throw to Butt, I didn't mind that too much. The underneath guy is screaming into the play - so there's a bit of risk - and not turning the ball over at that point was much more important than a first down.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Just an opinion||
Definitely not a guy feeling. Sam said on the air that things are not at all wrapped up.
|4 days 17 hours ago||If I had to explain humanity to aliens...||
...I would make sure they read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss.
|4 days 17 hours ago||It would be hard to talk about this...||
...without getting into politics pretty quickly. I don't mind it being posted at all, but I can see why it would be deleted.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Put in a prison cell||
But one time he coulda been the champion of the world.
|6 days 12 hours ago||We should try to have more threads that are not about...||
...the blog but about the threads themselves. Ex: "This thread contains only false assertions."
|6 days 12 hours ago||I don't think it stands for anything||
I believe it's just used to note that the thread is about the blog itself.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I believe the baby was attached to him||
It's a very rare medical condition.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Just to be clear:||
The Gary chant is not happening.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Chanting in the stadium is gauche||
One must always ask oneself whether one's behavior at a sporting event would have been acceptable to Frederick Louis, the Prince of Whales, whilst attending a cricket match. Chanting and similar vocalizations are too reminiscent of the behavior of apes and should be considered vulgar and eschewed.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The defense's comfort against the spread||
That makes me feel good about the team in a way that I haven't felt in a pretty long time. D.J. Durkin has seen the present, and he embraces it!
|1 week 15 hours ago||Well, then...||
...it has a placebo effect of relaxing muscles. Or at least it did.
|1 week 19 hours ago||A small help:||
Aleve (naproxen sodium) has a muscle relaxer in it in addition to a pain reliever. I use it when I strain muscles.
But I don't know your medical history or what other meds you take. I am not a doctor and recommend that you see one. You want to rule out anything serious and make sure you're taking the correct painkillers (if any). I'm sure you've thought of all of this and that this second paragraph isn't helpful at all.