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|1 week 12 hours ago||Gaming the rules||
People commit "fouls" in their favor in many sports - Ravens took an offensive penalty to run out the clock earlier this year, corners commit pass interference at the goal line in last-play-of-the-half scenarios to prevent a TD, soccer players foul opponents to stop counter attacks.
Or are you saying that the only sport you can think of where if you commit a foul, then the other team has an opportunity to shoot an orange ball into a large metal circle with a net hanging down with a chance to earn one point but not a guaranteed point, which would allow the fouling team to make up a point defecit if they can outscore the fouled team? Because then, yes, basketball is the only sport like that.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Come on||
who downvoted that, that's funny, for like a million reasons right now. Even if it's gallows humor.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It might be||
a proper use of "then" vs. "than."
Go blue today! Because if you support Michigan that of course means for more than just solely athletics, what kind of fan (or superfan) would that be?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"Exit" seems really||
"Exit" seems really inaccurate for someone who never entered. And contributes to a mistaken idea for any verbal commit that they ever have any connection with MICH worth any substance until they matriculate.
It's like saying we "lost" Najee Harris, or Wilson, which is a really backward way of viewing all this stuff.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||For the record, that is FAR||
For the record, that is FAR more prevalent among MSU fans. On OSU blogs it's mostly TSUN, which actually isn't dumb given the historical reference. It's akin to "to hell with Notre Dame" which, fuck yeah to hell with them
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This is the answer||
To quote MGoBlog purely from my memory, "Donovan Warren...uhh...come on down?".
It was a little bit into the era when it became admirable that some random poster started texting 17 year olds and it wasn't an arrestable offense so it was definitely a suprise because people were on top of it...
Other than Donovan Warren, Marlo Stansfield was a good get. His name was his name, after all
|5 weeks 4 days ago||A more diplomatic way of saying that||
What happened to MAAR...he's looks like a worse ball handler, weaker driver, poorer finisher (or at best, more inconsistent at those things). Just an odd "development" in his skills.
I've never been big on the intangible of confidence as a legit thing, but maybe just not as focused when not getting as large a role
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That wasn't the NFL guys||
That wasn't the NFL guys saying it, everyone who knew him in Eugene said this. However, I agree with the comment that he better warm up to it cuz I'm not sure what his NFL future is. Maybe OC but he's an awkward fit as an assistant for a lot of reasons
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is like||
when Brian says "well if you just take out the long Dalvin Cook pass completion and the 70 yard run, the defense held him in check."
Well, yeah, but those things DID happen. So did his 5 year stint at Howard.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know if you mean a||
I don't know if you mean a Bama fan as opposed to a MICH fan, but it's pretty easy to be a Bama fan from Michigan in this game, I don't wan't OSU to win a title and I don't think Washington would beat OSU if they both made the title game
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Tough for the coaches to do||
Tough for the coaches to do much prep for the fact that Speight started passing to tacopants. And an especially tall version of tacopants. Now you can call that "flat" or you can call it the variance that comes with a good-not-great quarterback
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Aw man||
That means we have to fire Harbaugh, Fisch AND Drevno! That might set us back a bit. Welp, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do
|7 weeks 4 days ago||What did Kenny Allen||
taketh away? He kicked a kickoff 3 yards deep in the endzone that only a moron would take out after hesitating.
The hidden yardage he provided all game, we'd have lost by 2-3 scores without him
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Special teams was the difference?||
What are people on this thread talking about? I feel like i'm taking crazy pills here, did everyone else not just watch our offense put up 250 yards on over 70 plays?!?
We had no business being in that freaking game BUT FOR our special teams.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think that Cubs fans||
I think that Cubs fans immensely underestimate the number of people who hate the Cubs
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Is coaching one of those||
Is coaching one of those phases because that was idiotic management by the Miami coach. On the heels of idiotic call by Mullen to go for it on 4th down with a backup QB in FG range
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I know we want to enjoy others' jealousy||
But the comment about Peppers and the Heisman is clearly a joke.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||And what did he ever give Stanford||
...besides multiple Pac 12 championships, a Heisman trophy appearance, innumerable national articles and interviews, all of which increase the prestige of the university's athletics and the revenues of the athletic program, the revenues and perception of the Pac 12 as a whole, the publicity shared by other teammates, the standing of David Shaw as a coach, the perception of Stanford as more than just an academic school with a million successful small sports but no major sports success...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Good judgment||
Alternatively, a scout might reasonably think: "this person is very intelligent, thinks long-term, has excellent judgment, has a very perceptive view of things, makes rational choices when he recognizes that there are many people out there who will pay him to do the work he's been forced to do for free for a minimum of three years. This person is willing to stand alone for a position based on his convictions even if it's unpopular. This person is the kind of smart individual that a lot of our players could really benefit from being around."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The WWL is the one who perpetuates this myth||
They don't actually nitpick all this stuff. If you listen to quotes from scouts, they say that 90% of the evaluation is done well before interviews, before the combine even. The evaluations are done largely on 3-4 years of tape as opposed to a handful of moments. Just as any rational person who has billions of dollars invested would evaluate things.
ESPN is the one who starts all the talk about draft stock moving up and down on a daily basis, like it's a publicly traded commodity, just so they have something to "report" and an excuse to issue "Mock Draft Version 82".
Teams will have different draft boards which can lead to different views about who will be drafted where, but they're not rearranging them constantly based on each 225-rep.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oregon did actually interview Schiano||
I can't speak to the other rumored jobs you allude to, but it has been confirmed that Oregon interviewed Schiano, so it's disingenuous just to fit your narrative to suggest that that was all smoke and he was not a serious candidate. In fact there were only two confirmed interviews at all, Schiano and Taggart.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||At this point i'm rooting for Clemson||
We have no shot and if somehow someway Penn State squeezed out a win today....I can't fathom that garbage Penn State team in the playoff. You could not make that Bama/PSU line high enough if that was the matchup. 31 points? 35 points?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This analogy||
is just wrong. Beilien's success came AFTER he moved up in difficulty level, he's shown his success is not just the product of a garbage league, and he actually has, on occasion, recruited at a high level, all of which Rodriguez was unable to do even for a year or two. And basketball is inherently different than football anyway because there is so much more interconference play, that you can't have a mirage of success in a crap (high major) league. Either you are objectively a good team or you aren't.
Now, having said that, Beilein clearly has reached his ceiling, and dropped back below it to his average, and i don't think we can expect sustained success with him, so a change should be in the offing in the next 3-4 years.
But it's a completely different path than Rodriguez.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Rest assured||
"Rest assured, no female member of my family would be inside a men's locker room regardless of their job description."
-Bo, excusing Jack Morris being a sexist d-bag to a female Free Press reporter (Jennifer Frey) working the Tigers locker room.
Everything and everyone has shades of gray, doesn't make people completely evil or completely saintly, but scrubbing away facts is never a good look.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||That's fine||
That's fine if you think of it that way (your money gone, so you win it all back), but just so you know to any other person who bets, when you say "bet $X to win $Y", the Y does not include your original bet.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||And heroin||
Lots of heroin
|16 weeks 6 days ago||You are more disgusted for what?||
Nothing has changed about what he did or failed to do.
If he doesn't win this lawsuit then the Penn State institution wins and what's worse, get an additional benefit out of the culture they constructed in which people don't report this stuff outside and instead keep in house, because that same culture allows them to scapegoat one sap for the blood on all of their hands.
This particular issue was zero sum. If McQueary loses then PSU "wins" $7.3M for sweeping everything under the rug then destroying the one person who said anything at all.
You don't have to like McQueary more for this, you can still think he's a piece of shit, but in this particular battle, one side had to prevail and your moral compass is totally fucked if you think that side should be Penn State the institution.
|17 weeks 14 min ago||George||
George was actually a pretty middling coach for the first few years despite every game being a home game for him. He didn't really find success until he brought in some new coordinators from overseas, so tough to say how much credit he deserves for that.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Man||
Man, for a second I thought you were giving Herman Moore a LOT of respect.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I know||
I know I'm of a certain older generation that many on here may not recall, but with my formative sports years in the late 80s-mid 90s, I feel like it's back to the future:
MSU is below mediocre, and so focused on MICH to the point where they don't even care to try in their other games, OSU has a boatload of talent and pisses away some random night game, and ND exists in this world where they receive a ton of hype and respect, and yet no one is sure why given that every year they underperform their expectations (that last one actually hasn't changed in the last 20 years).
And just to complete the throwback, since i live in Pac 12 country now: Colorado and Washington are good, and Stanford and Oregon are terrible.
Excuse me while I throw on some Smashing Pumpkins and Tribe Called Quest