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|2 days 12 hours ago||Translation of you: "I'd||
Translation of you: "I'd rather be theoretically successful than actually successful. Losing $10 on a properly played hand of blackjack is better than hitting the Powerball, because the expected value of the former is larger."
|2 days 12 hours ago||Well, we shouldn't have lost||
Well, we shouldn't have lost to Iowa, and shouldn't have been in a "one play" game in the first place. That part can be blamed on the coach (at least for not getting the team ready to play).
And then you'd hope that "one play" games would be coin flips, meaning you'd hope we win 1 out of 2, so there's us "underperforming" by another loss on pure dumb luck (not the coach's fault necessarily, but still "underperforming").
I think it's likely 2016 will be Harbaugh's best "on paper" team from a talent/experience perspective for his first 4 years, so in that sense as well, you'd have liked for us to at least make the B1G championship game.
I actually disagree that we "overperformed" in 2015. On the one hand it went better than one could reasonably expect in year one after the 2014 season we had, on the other the MSU loss was largely due to godawful luck and officiating, so we "underperfomed" a bit there and it maybe cancels out.
|1 week 4 days ago||Rooting against a team even||
Rooting against a team even when their win helps you is a total little brother attitude and should be discouraged (though there's a difference between preferring they win and actively rooting for them)
That said, I don't agree that a Sparty win helps us. If they beat Kansas, then maybe they are better than Kansas right now. Certainly they'd play us with more of a grudge.
If MSU wins, we see a week of Izzo hagiography. If Kansas wins, we see constant replays of The Shot - which would you rather watch?
If MSU wins, and we lose to MSU.... I cringe at the thought. But if Sparty loses and we beat the team that beat them, that's great bragging material. Heck, even if we lose to Kansas we could still say we got farther in the tournament.
So basically, I'd rather play Kansas, and the whole question is moot. And it's really pointless until we beat Louisville, so beat Louisville.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||And how about the||
And how about the Crotchtangle 8/9 matchup between Edzard Overbeek and Mythzard Thelisma? Battle of the Zards!
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Honestly the Dragonwagon||
Honestly the Dragonwagon Regional might be the weakest of the bunch - but I'm a big fan of 6 seed Andy Brandy Casagrande IV.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Boats Botes is a great name,||
Boats Botes is a great name, but he(?) got a tough draw in the first round against 3 seed Eliza Fox Teats.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||They probably do have||
They probably do have spares... on the plane. Pretty sure no one has a full set of spares they leave at home in case of nonfatal charter plane accident that prevents access to the cargo hold.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Queme los aeroplanos!||
Queme los aeroplanos!
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Didn't McDowell get ejected||
Didn't McDowell get ejected for lowering his head and late hitting the QB with the top of his helmet? Leading with the crown of the helmet is an ejection regardless of where you hit the guy.
Or was McDowell ejected more than once?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The difficulty deciding||
The difficulty deciding between #2 and #3 is why we went from 2 teams to 4 in the first place - don't tell me they are easy to distinguish!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Nevermind||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It's better than 4, because||
It's better than 4, because it's more teams. It's dumb because it awards a bye for an arbitrary poll result (a huge reward for getting #2 vs #3, which are historically hard to reasonably distinguish). There is no good reason to not have 8 teams, if you're going to expand it.
Anyway it was snark to bring it up, because I just find the hardcore love affair with a lopsided torunament bracket among the admins here kind of funny.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||2015, but that wasn't the||
2015, but that wasn't the schedule's fault.
2014 and 2015 both featured terrible West division champions that were obviously outclassed by multiple East division teams.
Considering the championship game has only existed for 6 years, the rate of satisfying results has been pretty low.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This is way more complicated||
This is way more complicated than the method 538 talked about a few weeks back, and does not appear to create a better schedule. What am I missing?
Worst idea since a 6 team playoff.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||If he sits at 5'9", he's||
If he sits at 5'9", he's probably pretty tall when he stands up.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Especially when she dropped||
Especially when she dropped it right afterward.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Only thing better would be if||
Only thing better would be if he had brothers Angus and Wagyu.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That's actually a bigger ACT||
That's actually a bigger ACT difference than I would have expected.
FWIW, at Michigan State the range is 23-28, with a 66% acceptance rate.
Eastern Michigan: ACT range 19-25, 75% acceptance.
So on "student academic quality" at least, UM Flint is just a little lower than Eastern, and UN Dearborn is just a little lower than Sparty.
Thus saying "There's no difference between Flint and Ann Arbor" is basically saying "There's no difference between Michigan and Eastern", which seems, well, objectively false.
That said I've known very successful and unsuccessful people from every one of those schools, and 10 years into your career it doesn't matter that much anyway.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I hear he's gritty, a real technician and student of the game.||
I hear he's gritty, a real technician and student of the game.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure Hoke actually||
I'm not sure Hoke actually had a system - it was just a grab bag with mumblings about Power. Rich Rod did have a system, and had it moving in the right direction but had a defense so shitty we couldn't afford to wait and see where the offense ended up.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I thought the advantage of||
I thought the advantage of Warde was that he was supposed to be an experienced AD - you wouldn't think he'd need training wheels. A not really revenue sport "coaching search" with one super obvious candidate and a money cannon at your disposal is hardly high stress.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The Harbjet||
So is that the official recruiting plane now?
In the last week it's been to Birmingham AL, Fort Worth TX, Florida, southwest Georgia, Ohio, Iowa City, southern CA, Albuquerque, New Jersey, Atlanta, Missouri, and Rhode Island.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Stan Marsh||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Barrett is a better passer||
Barrett is a better passer than Hurts. Barrett should not take that as a compliment.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I have yet to update my iOS||
I have yet to update my iOS device to 10.2. It still doesn't work. They might be barking up the wrong tree.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The passes were airmailed||
The passes were airmailed because Speight was backpedaling with pressure in his face. If he were able to step into the throw, that 2nd and goal play to Chesson would have been an easy completion. Speight has demonstrated decent accuracy when he has a pocket to work with - last night he mostly never had one.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Hard to execute with 2 DL in||
Hard to execute with 2 DL in your face on every play. His mechanics sucked because he was constantly unable to step into throws due to pressure. Very tough to be accurate under those conditions. Speight was a symptom - the OL's inability to protect or open any holes in the run game was the disease.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Ehhh.... The Iowa game this||
Ehhh.... The Iowa game this year was well below this team's talent level. Maybe not disinterested, but certainly very flat.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Helped that the Buckeyes held||
Helped that the Buckeyes held the crap out of multiple Wolverines on that play
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||Moreover, would McCaffrey's||
Moreover, would McCaffrey's draft stock be as high without the efforts of his teammates who put their own bodies on the line blocking for him, training with him, practicing against him?