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|5 days 12 hours ago||The research is pretty bad...||
The research is pretty bad... something like 97-98% of all NFL players that have been examined have tested positive for "CTE."
and something around ~78% of ALL football players.
Enjoy these golden years. As much as I love this game, the writing is on the wall in the long term. Parents who see these stats and really think about them are largely not allowing their children to play football anymore. Unless we see some serious changes in the way this game is played or technological advances in concussion protection.... football is dead, and we're going to lose the most cerebral players first.
I hope we find a solution... so weird to remember the highlight videos when I was a child were the clips of whoever got hit in the most brutal fashion... now every time I see a hit like that I cringe.
Speaking of.... early in the game last night.... the panthers were driving, made it inside the 5, and the defender grabbed and basically ripped the guy's head off by the facemask. It was obviosuly intentional and a situation where the guy knew the penalty would be "half the distance to the goal" ... so a 2 yard penalty and the guy already had a huge first down.
Twisting someone's head around backwards by the facemask should be ejection-level shit. I'm sick of hearing about cam newton's celebrations and all the other BS coming with it. I don't care if people celebrate touchdowns. These kids are literally sacrificing their lives for your entertainment. let them strike a pose.
|1 week 5 days ago||note to self: attend spring||
note to self: attend spring game and follow to banquet
|1 week 5 days ago||1) Being in row A last year||
1) Being in row A last year directly by where it all went down when harbaugh had his first "flip out" as HC vs oregon state.... I have never felt the place go so electric after being so quiet for so many years. Seriously.
Runner up) Being there when Denard took out ND "under the lights." Ok, that was pretty electric no matter where you were sitting.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||eh, eh?||
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Whole milk .....And some weed||
.....And some weed
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan stadium has been||
Michigan stadium has been great for me with Verizon. Always have been impressed compared to other places with similar density of people. I pulled 30mbit down 8up consistently down in row b .... I could have streamed the game from my phone to the Internet
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If you're fearful in east||
If you're fearful in east Lansing, try Columbus. Won't keep me from going , but I've seen a lot of stupid random violence that makes this cincy v Pittsburgh game look like Sunday school.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was row B right in front of||
I was row B right in front of the first harbaugh flip out at Michigan v Oregon state... It was glorious. ... Haven't felt energy like that in that stadium in years
Oh, on 3rd down on defense , harbaugh was actively pumping up he crowd ... When offense had the ball he was actively quieting the crowd. The man is seriously processing every tiny variable at every single second .
After a while he was getting other players and coaches to work crowd noise.
I'm kinda surprised so many on this forum don't know what the blue hair thing is referring to.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I love in state talent, or||
I love in state talent, or even poaching Ohio just to hear the whining ...
I love winning a lot more. I like academic athletes. I like Michigan being on the national radar again after one year. The blue hairs aren't going to live forever. This school needed harbaugh in more ways than just football. He is an ambassador to the world.
Harbaugh is savant status. I love knowing hat Michigan has the smartest coach on the planet. I don't stress over anything related to this program anymore. People think he's weird, but his weird comments always hold a truth.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Much like with Michigan this||
Much like with Michigan this year, I don't have a lot of faith in steelers when it is raining .... Steelers need homerun passes .
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I swear, autocorrect was at||
I swear, autocorrect was at fault..... Not my lack of wit
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm so glad to see some of||
I'm so glad to see some of these players that were ruined under joke getting a shot at the next level
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Our defense was beat up||
Our defense was beat up toward end of regular season, while ruddock continually improved and masked the problem. As soon as he went out against Ohio state, it was over .
Utah can be written off as new qb in new system ...and just a decently tough opening road game in general with an inexperienced team .
Sparty .... Yeah we should have won
OSU, they took out the last person people we're criticizing while he turned out to be one of our best single season QBs ....
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||........I guess for a||
........I guess for a Woodstock Wolverine, it would be the equivalent of "heady as fuck coach"
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh calm down... The past||
Oh calm down... The past three years this game has been decided by one score 2/3 times.. last year was REAL close until elliot ran in a TD after barret went out. We lost this game by 1 point last time it was in ann arbor.
Shit happened. We lost our best defensive players with thin depth this season. Add depth and we have a good safety net (this defense was elite before that happened)
We lost our QB who has been making up for the very obvious decline in defensive ability. The run game hasn't been great all year against great defenses. Once Ruddock went out this game was going to be tough. Elliot was on a mission from last week.
Sky is not falling. It sucks, it sucks to see the disparity, but we were playing all season on a house of cards where every injury hurt way worse than it normally would on a team with any depth.
The only thing I'm concerned with is how much this hurts the recruiting class. Hopefully not too much. I am sure the recruits have been talked to about the lack of depth, the opportunities to get on the field, and have seen how much players that weren't any good turned into great players in the course of 1 year. This was the worst michigan has played against OSU in a while, but who was going to stop elliot? who would have stopped him last week if they would have used him?
It's pretty obvious now why harbaugh stuck by ruddock through entire games, speight is not ready to play at this level at all.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||Have to admit, as a steelers||
Have to admit, as a steelers fan i was really happy to get bell... Still hoping he doesn't keep being injury prone, because he is really talented
Fitz getting his day in the NFL... I have good thoughts!!!!!
Hoke seriously recruited with a passion and closed the best deals....... Not a great football coach, but it' is kind of amazing how many players still made it into the NFL during the "dark ages" -- players that weren't even developed propoerly. It seems like most of the players he recruited do welll when they're couched by people with more than three brain cells to rub together.
The coolest thing? Harbaugh not only can develop a turnip into any position he wants, he's an EVEN BETTER recruiter than Hoke.
Who's got it better than us?!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I have never seen a||
I have never seen a basketball game compeltely filmed with gopros
|11 weeks 2 days ago||It's a basketball tourney /||
It's a basketball tourney / rave
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Still better than BTN2GO||
Still better than BTN2GO
|11 weeks 2 days ago||AXS is a good channel for||
AXS is a good channel for watching music on, and for some reason usually has less compression artifacting than most other HD channels on dish network.
I've never watched sports games on there, but they cover a lot of live music and it's always been one of the hidden gems in a sea of shit on dish network.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure you have to||
I'm pretty sure you have to be a deadhead to "get" walton and his commentary.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||2011 Ann||
These last three games have been entirely too close... Last year Elliot stepped up immediately after Barrett was injured, while the game was still really close, and saved the day for OSU.
I'm still cringing over that effort Gardner made on the broken foot... only to lose on the 2pt..... I still think he should have been given the opportunity to take it in -- that kid was on a MISSION.
Anyways, when you really look at it... last few years have been "good games" and still heartbreaking. 1 point? 4 points?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It was very windy and wet in||
It was very windy and wet in columbus. East lansing next saurday might very well have different weather dynamics. The weather dictated a lot of the play style in the MSU/OSU game. Look at our games in the rain this year.. they haven't been the prettiest.
On any normal day MSU loses to both us and OSU.
I would hate to see sparty go to the playoff and get steamrolled just so everyone can laugh at the entire conference when they have pretty much barely beat everyone they've beat this year.
The win last night was pretty dominant regardless of the score, though. (Yes, I am kind of contradicting myself) Muffed punt inside the 5 accounts for 7 of OSU's points... Their other score wasn't exactly any showing of a desire to really want to win, either.
Urban Meyer brought the SEC player attitude to the big ten. aint come to play school.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Oliver did a great job on||
Oliver did a great job on this, and also proved that it kinda ... kinda.. is a game of skill
The people with better algorithmic data win the money.
yeah it's shady, yeah, there's inside shit going on that makes it likely criminal, yeah you have an 85% chance of being a loser over a given period of time on these sites... but for the dude's who wrote the programming to be able to beat everyone else.. that does kinda make it a game of skil
+1 for the nerds.
I still hate these sites, just because of how dirty they've turned out to be and how many people are cashing in on fleecing people on something they advertise as easily competitive for the average guy who pays attention.
And I am a person who played poker for 6+ hours a day in casinos for 5 years during the boom and had a really good ROI. (and online)
These are rigged games, they are not honest. Yes, you can actually jsut be "decent" at poker and stumble into a final table here and there or get to the point where you can play single table tournements and mainain or slowly build a bankroll.. If fanduel was like that, it would be fun... but people were using insider information... not only that, people with the programs to go over every single variable have an advantage you cannot overcome without all the same information. over time they'll win every dollar out there. There are probably people working on better and better programs and in large volumes... even if these things stick around, it's just going to become a place for idiots to all lose their money to unbeatable computers.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||If ohio state wins next week,||
If ohio state wins next week, iowa wins, and then we beat them both... We are in. They are both in the top 5 right now. You can't shut a team out of the playoffs that beat two top 5 teams to finish the season.
Anyways, the speculation means nothing right now -- BEAT PENN STATE.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||He beat Oregon two times in a||
He beat Oregon two times in a row before losing to them in the Pac12 championship game last year. If they had beaten Oregon for the THIRD time in a row, arizona would have been in the playoff last year. They were one win away from the playoff. That is nothing to "meh" about. I'm just glad he's on the west coast and we don't have to deal with the drama and bs chatter that would come with having to play arizona. I liked the dude, so it's nice to be able to watch their games at night.
Nothing more to say about RR anymore, we have the coach everyone always wanted, and a lot of us made a paycheck just for placing an easy and relatively small bet when the networks were still derping about the NFL. (not that they've stopped) ... We all knew it was happening before the "insiders" did.
This year his team has been off, but the whole PAC seems like a clusterfuck. I can't even tell if any of them are REALLY good or if they're all just kinda playing some coinflip no-defense football.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh's general strategy||
Harbaugh's general strategy is to beat the other team senseless throughout the game, don't worry about home runs.. keep the defense fresh and pound the shit out of theirs.
Before we took a few big hits with defensive injuries, this strategy worked. It was working against Utah until the pick 6 -- virtually their entire defense had their hands on their hips between plays and I truly believe that game was a win if not for the pick.
Sparty was looking rough, that game was won. Football happened.
If someone is going to reply that "This is why there are 60 minutes, not just one fumble or one pick decides the game" -- I am not arguing that. I am arguing that the play style of not caring about putting up points as much as pounding the opposition into submission thereby making it easier to close out the game IS a 60 minute strategy. It just happened to not work out for us twice this year, and the one with sparty was something as freak-show-like as Bama's iron bowl loss on a FG attempt.... except Harbaugh's call was way more intelligent.
Sparty hurts worst because now the team does not control it's own destiny
I'm sure Richrod enjoyed beating Utah last night more than the average win.... But we need ND and MSU to lose and we need to win out. I truly believe this team is capable, but I would actually be confident going into the next two weeks if there weren't key role players that are out on defense. Hopefully we get more depth there, because when the D is clicking, it's a sight to be seen. Hell, we have two goal line stands for wins this year. That's pretty fucking cool. We even have saved the season with a last second 4th down pass. This team is good, and already has exceeded expectations no matter what happens in the coming weeks.
Keep their D on the field, pummel the shit out of them .... slowly.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I just cannot buy into this||
I just cannot buy into this mindset. Seriously? Win one of those games and you're in the championship game, win both and you have the second ever playoff trophy.
This mindset is "Hey guys let's aim for mediocre, I do not want a shot at greatness."
I am not saying this team is going to make it, the team has taken a beating as of late. With the defense we had going into big ten play, I would have had a lot more faith, but yet that faith remains. The faith in "we can win one more game." This is a thought I have every week, and if Michigan happens to be a two loss team that finishes off TWO top 5-7 opponents in their last two games.... What the fuck kind of competitior wants to go for "not the national championship, give us the pizza bowl... better yet give us the kohler bowl....
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Ruddock threw an INT cause||
Ruddock threw an INT cause ESPN wouldn't switch over from the game that had been over for 10 minutes.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously waited for this||
Seriously waited for this stupid fucking flag and still haven't switched.