further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
|1 week 6 days ago||From a minnesota fan on||
From a minnesota fan on r/cfb
""will be the end of the college sports system"
Either the big ten administration is trying to stick their heads in the sand (sadly possible) or they are trying to get people to consider paying players by showing them the logical conclusion of a pure amateur model.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||damn, haha. i was looking||
damn, haha. i was looking through this thread for somebody griping about the coaching search, intending to use this quote
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||solid verbal is awesome. i||
solid verbal is awesome.
i used to think they were biased against michigan. but they correctly predicted how shitty this year would be, while i was fooled by everyone guaranteeing 8-9 wins.
i think ty knows his stuff more than dan.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||coulda been worse, mate||
I didn't give a shit about sports at all until my junior year of college, when my roommates convinced me that this new guy named Rich Rod was gonna take us to the top. It just seems like the more I care about Michigan football, the worse the team gets.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||odoyle rulez||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||bet you feel dumb||
bet you feel dumb
|15 weeks 6 days ago||they'd still be student||
they'd still be student athletes. the games wouldn't be "exams" or "quizzes".
but football classes could have teachers, classrooms, and exams. michigan would have to be very very transparent about the grades and credits, else people would suspect that we were trying to keep athletes eligible by giving them easy As.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||why don't we take this even further||
offer athletes classes like "film study of the ball screen", "option routes", and "the tampa 2 defense".
i bet we'd have a lot more viable alums for the coaching searches. and players wouldn't have to spend 18 hours a day doing school and practice.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||META||
anybody know how to block all content from a user?
specifically, the person who made this thread.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||he said that on twitter? wow,||
he said that on twitter? wow, what an embarrassment to the university.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Does Schlissel really think||
Does Schlissel really think Brandon did a good job? All that "thank you for your service" from S and Hackett seemed like they were trying to avoid an atmosphere of a public execution.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||your tuition numbers are also||
your tuition numbers are also from the 90s.
i just can't think of any reason why you would make up numbers, other than to add a veneer of authority to your opinion.
however, i agree that the phrase "don't bite the hand that feeds you" isn't appropriate for this situation. the "us vs them" mentality is cancerous to our school. brandon and hoke are directly responsible for that mentality.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||did a little research - i||
did a little research - i think you are right. don't know where i got that idea.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||so much wrong with that||
so much wrong with that calculation
1. all scholarships are charged at out of state rates
2. revenue sports pay for scholarships of non-revenue athletes
3. doesn't even consider concessions, TV rights, apparel
but good job adding pointless numbers and calculations to your post to make it sound like you have more credibility
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||if he's trolling, then point||
if he's trolling, then point out where he's wrong instead of referencing that god damn nickname.
look, i don't want peppers to get screwed by the NCAA, and personally, i think the amateurism stuff is really dumb. many here are dismissing this issue without thinking clearly.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||you cant get paid to play||
you cant get paid to play football, and THEN go and play for us
|18 weeks 16 hours ago||its an interesting question||
its an interesting question that everyone is too PTSD to think about.
you could easily make a argument that you lose amateur status, but i don't know what the actual rules say
|18 weeks 16 hours ago||you can, its just that you||
you can, its just that you get flagged as a birther
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||/shrug wouldn't be the||
wouldn't be the strangest thing to happen this year
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||you're probably right, but||
you're probably right, but who knows what goes on inside the Fort
|18 weeks 20 hours ago||gross||
i hate skeuomorphs
kill it with fire
|18 weeks 1 day ago||unwanted rick's flashbacks.||
unwanted rick's flashbacks. halp
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Outstanding work||
This is why we love your website Brian. Thank you.
I need to retract a previous comment of mine (yesterday) regarding WD. I said "There are two places that the email could exist, if real. Brandon's sent mailbox and alleged recipient's inbox. Since the kid immediately started backtracking instead of trying to get the other piece of proof, its clear he's just an unhinged fan that decided to make shit up."
I incorrectly deduced that Brian looking for help in verifying the email, followed by the FOIA response, followed by WD claiming he was "duped" - meant that Brian was not able to verify and WD was trying to save face. Sorry WD, you didn't deserve to be attacked personally. I hope that these events have not dissuaded you from pursuing a career in journalism.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I also used to work for an||
I also used to work for an accounting firm. I don't think I intentionally deleted an email in the 3 years that I worked there. However, I think you are right, since whenever a client got in deep regulatory trouble, our lawyers would hound us to make sure that we didn't delete any emails. They wouldn't bother if deletion wasn't permanent.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||At most places to work, they||
At most places to work, they are interested in archiving as much email as possible.
This athletic department is run like a company about to be investigated by the SEC for fraud. They have no interest in document preservation.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||There are two places that the||
There are two places that the email could exist, if real. Brandon's sent mailbox and alleged recipient's inbox. Since the kid immediately started backtracking instead of trying to get the other piece of proof, its clear he's just an unhinged fan that decided to make shit up.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Third of Five Stages of||
Third of Five Stages of Grief: Bargaining
|19 weeks 6 days ago||We are ranked #9 in total||
We are ranked #9 in total defense, but #50 in defensive FEI.
Pretty obvious what is going on here. Total defense is not adjusted for number of possessions or garbage time. Defensive FEI is, however: "The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams."
Some combination of garbage time, low tempo, and/or crushing shitty teams is inflating our traditional stats and making us look like a top 10 defense. Obviously, we do not have a top 10 defense.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||dox him||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||yep. classic dave||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Why don't we spread punt?||
Hoke: I don't want to talk about it
|23 weeks 4 days ago||nice. left tackle blocks a||
nice. left tackle blocks a corner 5 yards downfield on a pass play to spring that big gain. expect brian to bitch
|23 weeks 4 days ago||no shit sherlock||
no shit sherlock
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Fire hoke. This is not a||
Fire hoke. This is not a drill.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||"(probably one of the best||
"(probably one of the best goaltending performances I've ever seen)"
He had like one decent save. The rest were right in the middle of the net.
But yea, great showing for the CONCACAF. How much longer until we get another qualifying slot?
|40 weeks 17 hours ago||I got the first edition,||
I got the first edition, because it was a new and interesting idea.
To be honest, the content of the book got stale really quickly. I'd rather spend my dollars on mgoshirts, as they are still useful 2 months after I receive them. This website is always updated with new and well-written articles, so I don't have a burning desire for that incremental content.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||if you are going to fisk them||
if you are going to fisk them for spelling errors, maybe spell his name correctly
|45 weeks 6 days ago||do you like smartfootball.com||
do you like smartfootball.com and UFRs? you will like zonalmarking.net for soccer strategy
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Mad Cow disease is way down||
Mad Cow disease is way down their list of shit to take care of. Trollocs pouring out of the Blight.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The whole team would fail||
The whole team would fail their drug tests. But they would play looooooose.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Thanks for the knowledge!||
Thanks for the knowledge!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Whats the proper punctuation||
What's the proper punctuation for possessive Borges?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Do we really want new things||
Do we really want new things installed at this point in the season? Do we trust Borges to think of something effective in one extra week?
Just do what you do, but better.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||take your pea-brain and GTFO||
take your pea-brain and GTFO
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Did his dad play for UCLA or||
Did his dad play for UCLA or just go to school there?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||i need to know whats goin on||
i need to know whats goin on in this picture
|1 year 22 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 22 weeks ago||shut up you're OT||
shut up you're OT
|1 year 22 weeks ago||the sound of our bananas||
the sound of our bananas pealing shall echo mournfully, spreading out across the waste
|1 year 23 weeks ago||What a bummer. We should have||
What a bummer.
We should have a similar but less stringent policy for current student-athletes as well. I still feel guilty about a comment I made saying Jack Miller didn't look like strong enough given his weight.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I hope that when I wake up||
I hope that when I wake up tomorrow morning the date is October 5th.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Re: Compensation Plan I think||
Re: Compensation Plan
I think its important to look at the tax implications for the NCAA and the players. That system sounds like some new type of deferred compensation that hasn't been vetted by the IRS.
1) Amateur status - gone (what does this do to the NCAA and its tax-exempt status?)
2) I can see a few ways in which the athletes might have to pay taxes on earnings they haven't even seen yet. That makes the situation worse in the near-term. Can you imagine the tax bill that Denard would see if he had been paid either through endorsements or performance incentives?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Freshman vs fumbles - thought||
Freshman vs fumbles - thought this myth was debunked, and RBs generally dont improve or worsen their fumble rate over their career?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||simple solution to your||
simple solution to your problem. get an RSS reader like feedly.
helps me read the articles i want to read without missing articles or hitting refresh all the time on the websites i go to.
bonus: sometimes they post an article too early, quickly take it down, and then re-post later that day. i think the staff is trying to spread the content out throughout the day. the internet never forgets, and neither does an RSS reader.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||i thought cats could survive||
i thought cats could survive a fall from literally any height, as they can survive a fall during which they hit terminal velocity
|1 year 25 weeks ago||“And Lo, for the Earth was||
“And Lo, for the Earth was empty of Form, and void. And Darkness was all over the Face of the Deep. And We said: 'Look at that fucker Dance.”
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Not sure that I have an||
Not sure that I have an answer for you, other than "the OSU game will be hard"
|1 year 25 weeks ago||here's a fun story: I was||
here's a fun story: I was about to get freaky with a girl, then <<<<<RECORD SCRATCH>>>>> she asks something like "who do you like better, tom brady or peyton manning?". I choose tom brady, and she loses her shit, claiming that he doesn't even say UM in his NFL intro, but rather, his high school. we start drunkenly arguing and then she leaves in a huff.
TL:DR this girl wouldn't have sex with me b/c i didn't hate tom brady
|1 year 25 weeks ago||They once put a camera on||
They once put a camera on Zidane for a whole match, and then somebody made a film out of it.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||A-Fresh wuz here||
A-Fresh wuz here
|1 year 26 weeks ago||that picture is awesome.||
that picture is awesome. Mattison looks like so disdainful. somebody should photoshop that pic with photobombing Brian, or with GERG and Demens and the stuffed animal, or with Miley Cyrus twerking.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Anybody know if we are||
Anybody know if we are getting TWIS from Brian this year?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Outside of our rivals, I root||
Outside of our rivals, I root against specific people.
Some people I hope to watch lose this year:
|1 year 26 weeks ago||loving the punt-counterpunt||
loving the punt-counterpunt thing going on between TTB and Brian
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Every time I hit refresh on||
Every time I hit refresh on the front page, I feel like one of those rats in a cage wired up to a cocaine delivery system for "science"
|1 year 26 weeks ago||hooray math||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||damn should have taken that||
damn should have taken that bet that Drake Johnson would get a carry before Derrick Green
|1 year 27 weeks ago||define:troll||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||yuck. hopefully the rest of||
yuck. hopefully the rest of the B1G still sucks at airing it out
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Just a fan trying to read the||
Just a fan trying to read the tea leaves, biding my time before the games start. Not a scout, friend, relative, or insider.
As a fan, all that should matter is wins. Following that thought to its logical conclusion, none of it really matters because its just a game and I don't personally know any of the players. However, I am a fan and being a fan means that I enjoy speculation about the depth chart.
On Miller being big enough:
Yea ok maybe the numbers for height and weight look fine. But that doesn't account for strength or body composition. Hearing that Glasgow is stronger is evidence but not proof that Miller lacks the desired strength for the position. Then you take a look at him and he's not the leanest lineman that we have, in addition to being the lightest lineman vying for playing time. Its enough for me to have the theory that he hasn't locked down the starting job because he tends to get physically overpowered.
If he's reaching the limits of his genetic potential for strength and size, that means his upside is limited. Football teams are expected to improve as the season progresses. If Glasgow is even with Miller now but has better upside... no brainer, right?
I guess its a moot point, since the "insider" view is that Miller has already locked it down.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Of your projected starters,||
Of your projected starters, who do you think is the biggest liability?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Fitz and Glasgow sound like||
Fitz and Glasgow sound like starters to me.
Hoke isn't gonna start an unproven true freshman over a proven senior who has a family to support and needs the attention so he can get an NFL paycheck.
Glasgow is "big and powerful" compared to Miller who is "smart". You can get smarter over the course of a season playing as center, but you're not getting any bigger. Just look at a picture of Miller. He looks like somebody trying desperately to add weight, but who doesn't have the genes for it. He looks as puffy as a marshmallow.
If I'm Hoke, I'm fed up with the same questions/demands from the media:
|1 year 28 weeks ago||http://www.rollbamaroll.com/2||
If you scroll down to the 3-3-5 section, you'll see my initial impression of a defense designed to beat some of these presumed Borges concepts. You've got lots of coverage and speed, and decent size (this being Alabama). I'm sure there are soft spots in the zones where you might be able to shoehorn some of these routes.
Do you think any of our scheduled opponents have some or all of the pieces, scheme, and defensive coaching ability to run something like that? Maybe MSU? Although they tend to leave their corners on islands, exposing them to smash routes.
Obviously, we dont have to worry about Bama until the BCS title game XD
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I mean, I'm high on this||
I mean, I'm high on this offense too, but that is just an unrealistic viewpoint (i.e. will work against anyone). The modern spread-to-run offense with zone blocking is supposed to "work against anyone" if you read the homer blogposts describing the reads, but then defenses went to scrape exchanges which helped to negate the read. I'm curious about a defensive counter to the concepts described above.
Also interested in personnel. The article above generalizes players based on positions and generally accepted qualities about the position (e.g. LB bigger, but not as good at covering as a DB). Our opponents' defenses have lots of options for personnel and formations; some players can probably deal with everything we'd throw at them. Think Jake Ryan blowing up option plays by being everywhere at once.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Awesome article. I understand||
I understand the matchup advantages that Borges is trying to develop. However, I don't really know enough about our opponents schemes and personnel.
Who will these work best against? I'm guessing smurfy DBs and LBs without good coverage skills. Northwestern?
Which teams are equipped to deal with this? I'm guessing OSU because they probably have bigger, faster dudes, but I think they're breaking in a new nickelback, and I'm not sure if he's a Courtney Avery type or a Dymonte Thomas type. Looks like the first chart with the smash routes doesn't really do anything to occupy the inside LBs. Should I worry about that MSU double A-gap blitz killing the concept?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Strawberries. Are packed.||
Strawberries. Are packed. WITH FIBER!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||That article doesnt really||
That article doesnt really bother me. Take a look at Football Outsiders projections. They have the probability of OSU goin undefeated at 27%.
N.B. I know FO projects some silly results for us this year, but in general, they are well regarded.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Not enough Drups.||
Not enough Drups.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||yea, i've seen these things||
yea, i've seen these things done before. i think maybe mathlete did one. scout or rivals is best (cant remember which). espn is very bad. 24/7 - too early to tell, but they did steal all the midwest staff from scout or rivals, so they are expected to be more accurate in the midwest.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Dear Leader has blessed us||
Dear Leader has blessed us with his grace and removed the shackles of our filthy capitalist points system. Add this to the list of his undying exploits! The proletariat is now truly equal, and together we shall transcend our base animal impulses and improve as internet-commenters. The fate of the motherland depends on it!
I take the opportunity to abase myself in the presence of Dear Leader. As it is through him that we shall reach the higher plane, and it is through him that my comments may float upon the heavens that is the internet, which was invented by Dear Leader after he shot a hole-in-one on a par-5.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||pretty stupid business model.||
pretty stupid business model. as every year passes, we have additional data points to compare recruiting rankings to college performance and NFL draft rate. if they're biased, it will be obvious in 5-6 years.
but if every service is biased... moot point. need one honest service that forgoes hype today for reputation a few years down the line.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Just a lazy argument. Yes||
Just a lazy argument. Yes some football players are worth more than their scholarship can be valued at. But that isnt known when they sign up for the deal, which is before they even play a down for the team.
The current system is INSURANCE. It is designed to pay for volleyball players' and wrestlers' scholarships with the profits from football and basketball. It doesn't matter that a single player may be worth more than his scholarship, much like it doesn't matter that I haven't been to a doctor in years yet I still pay my healthcare premiums.
1. I'm down with the full cost of attendace / stipend thing, since it treats all scholarship athletes the same.
2. Yes, I know our school is different, and we are covered in money like that motorcycle dude in the shitty geico ad. Sure we could afford to give our athletes more money. But some schools' athletic departments are broke.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Here's the problem. The||
Here's the problem. The season is SO close. I can't wait for it to start, and the recyclced offseason Michigan fluff isn't enough. So one day, I'm bored at work, and there's nothing new or interesting to read about college football.
So I think to myself, hey maybe I should go over to 11W or RCMB to get the rivals' perspectives? Sweet Flying Spaghetti Monster, I hate those websites. I don't know how the people who post there get any enjoyment, as they seem to bicker with each other ALL THE TIME.
But this is Rock Bottom, and alcoholic:mouthwash::me:11w
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Fascinating. I wonder why UM||
Fascinating. I wonder why UM doesnt sell these? Both of those sites have tons of disclaimer language, but I can't see that stopping a copyright holder from shutting them down. I wonder what the "official" archive looks like. Is there even an official archive? Sorry for the dumb questions, I imagine they've been asked before.
I'd probably drop some serious coin if an official, "All-22" style video was available for a whole season.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Say I wanted to buy an entire||
Say I wanted to buy an entire michigan football season on dvd. Not highlights, full games. Who could I even buy that from?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||You might find this an||
You might find this an interesting option for NFL.
You just need to say your landlord won't let you get DirectTV, then you get NFL Sunday Ticket for $100. Also a game, if you're into that. We are thinking about getting it and selling/never playing the game.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||thanks dude. one of these||
thanks dude. one of these days i'll figure that embed thing out
|1 year 30 weeks ago||norfleet to slot||
norfleet to slot receiver per @chanteljennings
|1 year 31 weeks ago||NOOOOOOO SO CLOSE TO||
NOOOOOOO SO CLOSE TO GREATNESS
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I lived in South Quad - Fred||
I lived in South Quad - Fred House during my freshman year, but can't remember the number. I really hope it was 1814 (thats where Desmond lived).
Does anybody have a floor plan that lists the dorm numbers? Google wasn't helpful. Or maybe somebody remembers the numbers? I was 1st floor Fred, at the very end of the hallway that goes east/west, on the south side of the hall.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||i see what you did there.||
i see what you did there. thats technically a spoiler even for folks who are all caught up on the books.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||this is white noise||
this is white noise
|1 year 31 weeks ago||benoit..... balls||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That assumption would make||
That assumption would make more sense to me if it weren't attached to a 5 game sample. I bet the PAN numbers are really sensitive to a big plays like that. Projecting this level of success just makes me suspicious.
If I wasn't so beaten down by a long day at work, I'd combine UFRs with Mathlete PAN charts and get to the bottom of this.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||copied and pasted from||
copied and pasted from another mathlete article:
"Points Above Normal. PAN is essentially how many points above an average FBS team was a team/unit/player worth."
|1 year 31 weeks ago||On one hand, I think those||
On one hand, I think those PAN numbers for Gardner are inflated by some lucky plays (eg, the Roundtree catch that had no business being a catch at the end of the NW game).
On the other hand... guys, we are totally going to wreck house this year.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||"General Excitement Level:||
"General Excitement Level: Low-plus."
I'm gonna disagree strongly with you there, probably because I use a broader definition of excitement. He's not likely to end up as the most valuable player of his recruiting class, but I'm really interested to see how Borges uses him.
As a reader of this site, its easy to find analysis of spread offenses, and I got to see it first-hand while watching the team during the past 5 seasons. There's also plenty of discussion on "Pro-style" and "West Coast" offenses out there, but those articles are generally filled with jargon and inaccessible to me since I only obsessively watch one team (that hasn't had the personnel to run that system). Now that we have the personnel, I look forward to learning about a new system, especially the concepts that are more nuanced than "Our guys are bigger and faster than yours". Hill, Shallman, and the flex TE's represent those concepts.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||"I study him," [Michael||
"I study him," [Michael Jordan] says.
When LeBron goes right, he usually drives; when he goes left, he usually shoots a jumper. It has to do with his mechanics and how he loads the ball for release. "So if I have to guard him," Jordan says, "I'm gonna push him left so nine times out of 10, he's gonna shoot a jump shot. If he goes right, he's going to the hole and I can't stop him. So I ain't letting him go right."
Looks like Mitch played LeBron like MJ would have. I think the most rational conclusion we can draw is that McGary will be the next Michael Jordan.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||NOOOOO BILL KNAPPS TOO SOON||
NOOOOO BILL KNAPPS
|1 year 33 weeks ago||"I brought you a potion and||
"I brought you a potion and its gonna work great cuz it'll make you run. And you brought your potion, right?"
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Is that at the rose bowl? I||
Is that at the rose bowl?
I second the motion to make that the new banner
|1 year 38 weeks ago||i like this||
i like this one
|1 year 41 weeks ago||vast||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||this is some sweet, juicy,||
this is some sweet, juicy, offseason nectar for my ketonic bones
|1 year 41 weeks ago||"Ceiling: Vast."Bad word||
Bad word choice.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||jose is still||
double post hnnnngggggg
|1 year 41 weeks ago||jose is still||
jose is still crazy
|1 year 43 weeks ago||eagerly awaiting the||
eagerly awaiting the Mathlete's prediction
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Can we call it the cofopuff||
Can we call it the cofopuff instead of cofopoff? Because I'm cuckoo for cofopuffs.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||From my (recent) experience,||
From my (recent) experience, student section is effectively GA anyways. I've seen many a "drunk girl with JEALOUS on her ass" laughed away when attempting to claim seats.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Keep the money and establish||
Keep the money and establish an HTTV trust fund so we don't need to scrounge together $30k every year.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||This. My first thought when I||
This. My first thought when I read the headline was "I wonder which Ivy League school poached her..."
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Fuck superstition. Michigan||
Fuck superstition. Michigan by FIFTY
|1 year 48 weeks ago||“On a given day, a given||
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Anyone who believes in voodoo||
Anyone who believes in voodoo or jinxes is a moron.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||i heard somebody say "Feel||
i heard somebody say "Feel Good College University" and now thats what they're called in my internal monologue
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I was with you 100% until you||
I was with you 100% until you mentioned PBR. A pox on that beer; it tastes like ass.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||This post has been edited?||
This post has been edited? Can't stop my RSS reader/cacher muahahaha
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Its a conspiracy of former||
Its a conspiracy of former West Virginia coaches! Rabble rabble
|2 years 3 weeks ago||so much win||
so much win
|2 years 3 weeks ago||My favorite Hudson figure of||
My favorite Hudson figure of speech, referencing Messi's tenacity: "LIKE A ZOMBIE HUNTER LOOKING FOR A TWINKIE"
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Depends on if you're in the||
Depends on if you're in the Bayesian camp or the Frequentist
long live the Bayesian Conspiracy
|2 years 4 weeks ago||That's the number you choose||
That's the number you choose to question?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||odoms hustles harder||
odoms hustles harder
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I have a kenpom subscription||
I have a kenpom subscription but no recruiting subscriptions, so I admit my opinion might be skewed
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Whats the deal with the||
Whats the deal with the Kenpom paywall? I know Brian and Ace liberally publish paywalled things from Kenpom.
Seems backwards to me. Mgoblog doesn't publish paywalled recruiting info, yet doesn't seem to respect the recruiting sites. Mgoblog has a ton of respect for Kenpom, but basically every paywalled piece of information that would be interesting to a Michigan basketball fan is published on the front page.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Yes. I use a Firefox add-on||
I use a Firefox add-on called "Easy YouTube Video Downloader 6.7". Works well, I haven't had any issues - but I haven't tried downloading any super long videos. After you install the add-on you get a button that says "Download" right under the subscribe button.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||"*This is probably||
"*This is probably illegal"
Funny comment, I know the feeling.
You can probably add em up, depending on what you want that number to represent. An adjustment like the one Moleskyn suggests above would definitely help matters. For example, going from 2 to 3 is more valuable than going from 6 to 7 (considering that only 5 OL start)
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This was an awesome series.||
This was an awesome series. Sincerely hope it returns next year.
HOWEVA - they were tiring to read at times. Have you considered breaking the series into smaller posts? Snark this rich is a delicacy, and must be consumed in small flakes like truffle.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Rod Stewart||
i'm just happy that there is Never A Dull Moment on this blog
|2 years 8 weeks ago||UM 75 NW 56||
UM 75 NW 56
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Just tell us now you fool||
I am addicted to the internet and "a few days" is an eternity longer than my attention span
|2 years 11 weeks ago||try this|
|2 years 11 weeks ago||YESSS||
for once, my username is tangentially relevant
|2 years 13 weeks ago||happens on ipad as well||
got the same issue with both the ipad 3 and the iphone 5.
here's my workaround:
1) use the Filer app to get the file from the direct download link
2) use Filer to move the file to your listening app of choice
|2 years 20 weeks ago||conspiracy theory||
the mathlete= the knowledge and all of the knowledges wild ass predictions are from some crazy next generation statistics that the mathlete/knowledge is hoarding to himself. of course he's using this secret knowledge to accumulate wealth and street cred by betting solely on wildly unlikely prop bets.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Honorary MBA awarded to Brian Cook||
"BONUS SCHEDULING TIP: The Big Ten should seek out opportunities to have rival weekends where, say, Minnesota football and hockey come to town at the same time. The travel equation changes dramatically when you get a hockey series on top of your football game."
Synergies, man. I bet DB would blow a load in his pants if you pitched this idea to him.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||itunes||
Anybody else have major issues with the itunes subscription? SIAP, but I can't fast forward or rewind, and the podcast restarts after like 5 minutes.
Haven't checked this one specifically, but every other one has had this problem.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||im a greedy bastard||
would be awesome if compatible with iOS. anyone know how to get java things working on an ipad?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||If 2011 wasn't horrendous,||
If 2011 wasn't horrendous, then they don't need to be drawing that much revenue. Relative to input(revenue), output(results) sorely disappointed.
The question I was trying to ask is: How much worse would the results have been if UT football revenue was 10% percentile instead of #1. This may be a bad example, as I'm not well informed on how the program allocates its capital.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Interesting idea, but where||
Interesting idea, but where do you draw the line? Does "highest levels" mean top 5 or top 25? Clearly, we need to be in the same ballpark as Ohio State, but the fan in me wants to be #1. Texas is Texas, and blows everyone out of the water for revenue. But what benefit do they get from taking in more money than everybody else? Has all that money done anything to mitigate the horrendous product on the field?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Disagree||
Universities view students and fans as customers, not stakeholders. That's probably the wrong way to go about things, and if you look at the student loan bubble, you'll see the results.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Unpossible||
you're a dreamer, might and main
|2 years 32 weeks ago||how else to spend the money?||
Businesses spend their profit in one of three ways: 1) capital expenditures 2) M&A 3) dividends.
For a football program, #2 is clearly out of the question (although it would be awesome if we could buy one of our poorly performing rivals and make them a feeder program - just imagine, Little Brother could be more than a nickname).
#3 represents giving that money back to the athletic department and/or school at large, which we already do by funding the rest of the sports.
That leaves #1. Buying signs, renovating buildings, paying for top notch staff. Personally I'd rather spend more on our coaches and less on garish signs, but I see the MBA-style logic in DB's decision here.
The fourth possibility is just giving the money away to charity or whatever. I think I speak for most of us cynical folk here when I say that we won't be giving away any significant money after chasing the dollars with such vigor in the first place.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||I would donate significantly||
I would donate significantly more money to a scholarship than a magazine venture. I bet a lot of others would as well. This idea is not unpossible.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||new trololo guy||
via reddit frontpage. This guy is old now.
edit: embed fail
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Valuation||
I don't understand how earnings of 47 million gets you to a valuation of 94 million. In M&A activity, businesses typically go at six to ten times earnings. Shouldn't these teams be worth significantly more?
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Petition for Muppets||
How about a petition for Muppets to be played after big victories at the Big House and Crisler?
Imagine 85 foot wide Muppets booming over that new sound system.