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|3 weeks 7 hours ago||I always thought that the||
I always thought that the captaincy *was* (or at least supposed to be) earned, but in prior seasons. Also while the effect may not be immediately felt, I think this approach greatly depreciates the value of being a captain (it becomes almost purely a paper honor, except for the bowl game) and so will reduce it's value as a carrot to work towards. And finally the goal shouldn't be to have the "right" people written down at the end of the season, but rather to help the season by having leaders on the field.
I certainly appreciate your explanation though, it gives great insight into WTF Hoke might have been thinking when he decided this, even if I disagree with the rational.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. I too was more||
Agreed. I too was more disappointed by the D because I had higher expectations on that side of the field. But at least the D had some stature from which to be disspointed; the O's looked like crap all season, and thus the Borges hate. Ironically, I think Borges called one of his better games; not particularly good, but much better than the asleep-on-the-manball-button that we've come to know and hate all season. I guess misdirection and constraint plays were finally allowed since we were no longer saving them all for OSU <rolls eyes>.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||261 yards||
It's arguable whether the O or D was the bigger issue, but you can't give Borges a pass when the O fails to get 300 yards (and worse, I think they were hanging around 150 yards before garbage time stat boosts.)
|44 weeks 2 days ago||This. A thousand times this.||
This. A thousand times this.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||A pair of dice would do much||
A pair of dice would do much better in playcalling. At least it'd be unpredicatable. Probably do just as well with player development too.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||So you're calling for a||
So you're calling for a defensive TD? Bold move.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yes and No||
Yes, that explains Michigan's total inability to run inside as well as difficult in pass protection.
No, that does not excuse Michigan's insistance on trying to run inside repeatedly, nor telegraphing whether it's a run or pass by whether Denard was in or not.
Normally you want to play to your strengths, not your opponents. When you minimize your strengths and maximize your opponent's, you can't really credit your opponent for your failure...
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Except...||
I would totally agree with you, except... A lot of the edge of the injustice was taken off when both UM and OSU were exposed by subsequently getting pantsed by USC and Florida. So even though with the data available at the time, UM should have been in the MNC game, it's much harder to make that argument after the fact.
Doesn't change the fact that Urban was (and still is) a complete douche for his lobbying efforts though.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||That sounds about right to||
That sounds about right to me...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||The relay splits are going to||
The relay splits are going to be much faster than the individual events because they don't start at a standstill, nor need to react to a gun (except for the first runner, obviously.)
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Nor is that quite true||
You don't reach maximal acceleration at 60m, you reach *zero* acceleration at 60m (assuming the bit about reaching max speed at 60 is true.) Maximum acceleration is most likely within the first few moments of starting, since you get higher acceleration at lower speeds given equal power.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Well said||
I had a sense of unease regarding the talk of punishing fans' behavior, and you put your finger on it.
In any case it's not like any amount of punishment is going to turn those fans around; if anything they'll just double down on their persecution complex.
The school should be punished for what the school did (and failed to do.)
|2 years 16 weeks ago||But the question isn't||
But the question isn't whether playing football is bad for your longterm health; the question is whether taking repeated blows to your head while playing football is bad for your longterm health. And to answer that, you want to isolate the part in question. Ideally you would compare footballl players that receive blows to the head with those that don't. Buf if that's impossible because all football players receive blows to the head (or insufficient number of those that don't,) the next best thing would be comparison to a population of similar atheletes that don't take hits to the head.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Don't forget||
Don't forget the last minute of the first half. That was the LULZ.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Kicking on 3rd||
I don't think kicking on 3rd down is in itself that crazy: you eliminate the risk of a penalty making the kick harder, and allow for the risk of a botched snap (as you would still have another chance to kick.) That said, it only makes sense when the kick is an easy one where gaining 5 yards isn't going to make any real difference. At 42 yards, it's just stupid.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I don't find it very hard to||
I don't find it very hard to believe, actually. The shuttle accelleration isn't very high. I don't know if the 3G figure they mention is accurate, but that seems quite reasonable. Plus, they're talking about stopping, which of course is alot easier to do quickly then getting up to speed.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Please. If OSU *wanted* to||
Please. If OSU *wanted* to suspend the Tat-5, they don't need the NCAA to do it for them.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||
That, and any large institution like ESPN doesn't speak with a single voice. Theres many writers in there, and even if most are moronic you do find the occasional clear voice.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||
That and the digits after the dollar sign.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||That's because the BCS puts||
That's because the BCS puts ridiculous stupulations on the computer algorithms, like not being able to use the margin of victory.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Your point is well taken. But||
Your point is well taken. But it's not like Paterno needed to take some grand responsibility - all he needed to do was, when his superiors did nothing, to pass the responsibilty to the police. Paterno needed to do nothing more than that. Also, there is evidence that he may have watered down or made ambiguous the account the witness made to him; if that is true, than Paterno is guilty of more than just passing the buck.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||
That's assuming all the lost sales are in the endzone. The OP however said that most were in the areas that require $400+ donations. At those levels, about 50% would have to go unsold for them to make less money. Right. I'm pretty sure they're making out quite all right.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I laughed at that||
Looks like they dumped the contrast and gave it a blur filter to make it look extra crappy. No doubt to make the "new" look that much shinier in the presentation.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I support not running up the score||
But the key to GopherQuest isn't so much running up the score, but rather preventing Minnesota from scoring. Consider that 35-3 (a solid blowout, but generally not considered to be particularly unsportsmanlike) is the same as 70-6 (laying it on just to be an ass) are both exactly the same in the all-important scoring percentage metric.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Background||
I immedietly thought: "Background? Rainbows and unicorns!"
I may be somewhat sick in the head...
|3 years 6 hours ago||
Thing is, everyone plays that song because it really *works*. Everyone else uses the forward pass too; doesn't mean Michigan shouldn't.
|3 years 1 day ago||It's evil||
Even Saban comes up with excuses instead of blatantly cutting scholarships.
|3 years 3 days ago||The complaint isn't that||
The complaint isn't that we're blitzing, or even that the blitzing is leaving holes in coverage. Of course you pay the price is coverage when you allot bodies to blitzing. No, the complaint is that we're doing it in such a way that is allowing a sophmore quarterback in his 5th game to effectively counter it (at least when he wasn't locked into Floyd.)
|3 years 4 days ago||Exactly. And I bet the Vegas||
Exactly. And I bet the Vegas line has a much better batting average predicting the winner than do the polls (I'm sure someone's run the numbers on this.)
|3 years 4 days ago||I feel obligated to point out||
ND's mean # of turnovers this season is 5...