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|17 hours 52 min ago||I think people are||
I think people are underestimating the impact having a legitimate threat at RB would have on this offense. It's been pretty clear this entire year that our RBs are somewhere between meh and awful, and it's hurt us a lot, even if we're too used to sub-par RB production to notice. Peppers is obviously a force on defense and should be even better next year, but I don't think it's as easy of a choice as Brian and co. seem to think.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Very cool! I learned R over||
Very cool! I learned R over the summer and have been meaning to learn how to make Shiny apps too; this will give me an opportunity to play around with some code which is both a. good, and b. interesting. Thanks for posting!
|6 days 14 hours ago||34-31 M||
|1 week 4 days ago||Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin||
Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin
|1 week 4 days ago||28-27 M wins||
28-27 M wins
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Not to get too far into||
Not to get too far into politics (who am I kidding, we're already there), but places like Amsterdam have had a huge amount of success curbing overdoses and addition rates by handing out heroin for free. It's actually pretty cool how it works, you can google it if you're interested. That's still a bit different from selling it per se.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||As I said above, nobody is||
As I said above, nobody is saying that this will stopp all gambling addicts from gambling. You'd have a hard time convincing me that it will have absolutely no effect, however. It seems pretty obvious that the availability of these things (i.e. supply) has a large impact on how much of it people end up getting their hands on.
I mean, if addicts are just going to get their stuff one way or another, why not sell heroin over the counter? It would help with tax revenue.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||People say this all the time,||
People say this all the time, but do you honestly think the availability of gambling opportunities has no impact on how often people gamble? Yes, there are plenty of opportuntiies to gamble already - that doesn't mean reducing those opportunities has no impact. Sites like Fan Duel are exceptionally visible and accessible. Do you really think that they drew in zero people who didn't already gamble, and that 100% of the poeple who used them will gamble just as much someplace else?
Nobody is saying that getting rid of those sites will get rid of gambling on the whole, but if it can reduce it, then the rationale behind this law is the same as with any other gambling regulation.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I don't think OP ever said||
I don't think OP ever said that he didn't have blind spots, just that certain people do that are relevant to this particular situation that we're discussing. No need to redirect.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. Great running backs||
Agreed. Great running backs do, on certain plays, set up their blocks by juking around them - but it's not the norm, and it's not how you're *supposed* to run all of your plays.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The coaching staff has been||
The coaching staff has been pretty explicit about the fact that they call different kinds of runs for the different RBs - it wouldn't be that weird if he literally did get better blocking.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sorry, but I just can't||
I'm sorry, but I just can't agree on the RBs. Maybe it's true in a general sense that Johnson has the best cutting ability, but you want Smith to do what here?
The blocker he's reading is opening up a hole exactly where he should be. He can either go through that hole (for what would likely be a TD if Glasgow held his block), or what, cut into the two unblocked linebackers flowing from the backside? Bounce into the guy that's getting kicked out? I don't get it.
Meanwhile, Johnson's "cut" that you praise isn't really much of one, to my eyes. He takes such a horizontal angle on his run that he has no choice but to cut (although "turn" is probably a better word) upfield lest he run out of bounds. He ends up de-facto juking a guy because he's decently agile and the defender overruns the play - that happens with fast RBs, but I don't see it as a great cut per se.
I agree in a general sense that Johnson seems like the most natural RB out there, by a decently wide margin, and like I said that may be reflected in his cutting ability generally speaking. But I don't think this is a good example.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||31-12 M||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I'm surprised people||
Yeah, I'm surprised people are having this reaction to him being interested in the business school. It's not easy necessarily, but it's pretty straightforward in terms of courseload, classes aren't too difficult for most people/majors, and grades are curved to a 90%. With all of the academic support athletes get, I can't imagine it's terribly difficult to do well in. This is very different from Hand's interest in the engineering school.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Lots and lots and lots of||
Lots and lots and lots of writing for school. I'm looking forward to breaks to watch the end of each batch of games though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Love this one. Also have been||
Love this one. Also have been very into Dark Horse Brewing's Scary Jesus Rock Star lately.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I love everything about this.||
I love everything about this. The visuals, the characters, the effects, the dogfights, etc etc. Perfect trailer (though I must say, making a trailer for Star Wars XII is definitely easy mode). JJ Abrams is the fucking man and I have no doubt that this will be an unreal movie start to finish. Midnight premier get hype!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I don't see how that would be||
I don't see how that would be the case. For them to draw an encroachment penalty, a player on the Pats would still need to touch a player on the Colts - this formation actually makes that even less likely to happen than usual. Simply getting the Patriots offsides gets you nothing, since that only becomes a penalty when the ball is snapped - if it was snapped in that scenario, it would still be illegal formation on the offense. Plus if it was "never" supposed to be snapped, I can't imagine it would have been. Miscommunication is one thing, but there's a 0% chance an NFL player is told "hey, go line up over the ball and do nothing" and ends up deciding on his own to snap the football.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This was one of the most||
This was one of the most unbelievably bad plays I've seen an NFL team make. I can't even begin to understand what the idea behind it was.
Also, I'd love if you could title this post in such a way that it didn't trigger everyone's PTSD; this is something I'd actually love to see a discussion on (that does not include allusions to our game).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Move on.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Why on earth would anyone||
Why on earth would anyone apologize for something like that. Get over it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||In this scenario, OSU wins on||
In this scenario, OSU wins on overall record, which is the first tiebreaker. Not to rain on your parade or anything
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The last few years have||
The last few years have tought me to be pretty zen about the whole thing, not too long ago I created a thread exactly like this one actually. Things like this happen in sports. You need to find a way to appreciate and enjoy the good while understanding that the bad doesn't need to ruin your week.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||28-7 Michigan||
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||I don't think it's out of the||
I don't think it's out of the question personally, but he certainly seems to love it at MSU. I would be surprised if he left - I would be infinitely more surprised if he did so before the end of the season, or even let that become a storyline in EL. We won't have any clue until either the offseason, or when USCe names a new coach.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||These plays are so cool||
These plays are so cool schematically. Really underrated part of football tactics.
I also noticed that we have a bunch of starters on the field for these returns. Not just starters, but stars - iirc we had Peppers, Chesson, Lewis, Clark, Butt, hell even Mason Cole was out there. Just goes to show this staff's commitment to having a truly impactful special teams unit.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||16-8 good guys||
16-8 good guys
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I feel like people are really||
I feel like people are really underestimating NW around here. Why the overconfidence? They're the only team in the country who has allowed fewer points than us, to similar competition. They absolutely shut down Stanford at the beginning of the year, who has since been absolutely rolling and is on offense what we want to be, but are not. I mean, their offense doesn't scare me, but how do we expect to move the ball on these guys? Certainly it won't be as easy of a game as people are making it out to be, no?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm guessing there will be at||
I'm guessing there will be at least one or two frustrating 3rd & long conversions where Bolden loses track of Vitale. Other than that, I'm pretty confident.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Or - and hear me out on this||
Or - and hear me out on this one - we just stop forbidding student athletes from making money off of their likeness. They don't even need to be employees! Just stop getting in the way when other parties want to pay them for things tangentially related to their being athletes. No new rules or anything! I think that solves this whole issue without opening up the whole "are they actually employees/students/etc" can of worms.