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|1 year 3 days ago||Honestly surprised the B1G teams didn't have even fewer FTA||
Going through the list:
Wisconsin 15, Michigan 13, and Illinois 05 were jump-shooting teams. The only reason Duke and Louisville didn't have even more FTA is because UW and UM are amazingly adept at playing defense without fouling.
MSU 09 was a pretty good team. UNC 09 was a historically good team. They could have won that game by 50 if they wanted to.
Ohio State 07 had a very good front line of Othello Hunter and Greg Oden, but Florida 07 had Noah and Horford.
I didn't watch the 2002 title game so I guess I don't really know.
I think Maize in Cincy's point is legit, though. The losing team generally takes more three pointers, fouls at the ends of games, and probably plays more aggressive defense, all of which conspire to create the difference you're noting.
The better sample would be to take ALL of the Big Ten's tournament games (wins and losses) from the last 10-15 years and see if there's still a trend. Or at least look at the semifinal wins in these 6 cases if you don't want to do all of that research (if the NCAA were really biased against the Big Ten, we'd surely see it in the semis, too).
|1 year 1 week ago||if you like google sheets brackets...||
Check out this bracket I made!
If you'd like to play along, just copy a blank_bracket and fill out the matchups!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||just super||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||14-28 Ohio St||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||22-21||
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Scores||
MICH 73, Purdue 64
MICH 80, Indiana 82 (OT)
|5 years 26 weeks ago||red sox||
The Tigers haven't played well against the Red Sox this season, but Boston is tanking it right now and their pitching has been really awful. The only problem I have with vouching for the Boston matchup is that their lineup is much better than Tampa's.
I think we're better than Tampa Bay and play the Yankees pretty tough, so I'm not concerned about facing them in a longer series where the teams are weighted more than the odds. It's the Red Sox that worry me, so why not face them in a shorter series?
|5 years 41 weeks ago||we should party together||
you seem like quite the character.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||grammar||
"I'm trying to ignore the bit that follows wherein "funnest" gets deployed. Football coaches and grammar, man."
what the hell does it matter?
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I think||
you may have taken that comment a bit too seriously... i do think, however, that if an outfitter change is ever to be made:
|6 years 11 weeks ago||september 24th||
that'll be a cute game
|6 years 12 weeks ago||LET'S BE HAPPY||
I LOVE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!
|6 years 12 weeks ago||yeah, Omantel doesn't subscribe to espn3,||
but that would have been the obvious choice. thanks for the sites, though. with less than 1 Mbps we'll see how it this turns out.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I hope your freshman year's||
football team is better than mine... 3-9 was kind of a bummer. Your 2nd home game ever will be under the lights, how cool is that!! Pretty cool. If your roommate is not familiar with the game of football, you must quickly teach and convert him. Immediately, actually. That's your first homework assignment. Go!
|6 years 15 weeks ago||i think their logo should be a 50 yard line||
so that at the conference championship game no one will be able to notice that there's even a logo at midfield and people will be confused.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I don't understand, Brian,||
why the final of your playoff is always in the Rose Bowl. This seems unfair to me. Why not cycle it through a bunch of venues like they do in every other major sport in which there is a title game? To me, it seems like you picked the Rose Bowl because it possesses some outstanding quality relating to tradition or virtue - as if it's somehow the only correct choice. Perhaps it's because you're a Michigan fan, and most Michigan fans' favorite bowl game is the Rose Bowl. That's understandable, but I don't know how such a glaringly arbitrary and conservative element crept in to your otherwise logically sound and innovative proposal.
And on another note, couldn't the losers of the first round games (#5 and 6) get slotted into the bowl population after they lose? Those could cycle, too, on a regional basis. You could then market a 3rd place game to be played in rotating venues across the country. I just think that if you're going to implement a playoff, you might as well give places like Seattle or Memphis or Minneapolis big money bowl games, too, like basketball does. Why should the outdated vestiges of an poor system benefit from a financially unfair grandfather clause?
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I LOVE YELLOW||
|6 years 16 weeks ago||to relieve the stress of finals||
i wrote my 22-page term paper last night. unfortunately, someone pulled the fire alarm in dennison while i was in the middle of it, thus temporarily inducing a loss-of-flow panic attack. but now i get to browse mgoblog again!
|6 years 17 weeks ago||projected around 5th or 6th in the ACC||
so not too bad of a performance if we can hang on, especially on the road.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||a presence near the basket||
would really help us out... it's a lot easier to defend jump shooters from 20 feet than ball movement from 10
|6 years 23 weeks ago||so...||
you're predicting 2 losses in a row heading into a bye week? where is the otter. :(
|6 years 24 weeks ago||they can take away our gorgeous home blues...||
but they can never take away our helmets. on an unrelated note, though, we'll have senior denard for this game, which just makes me silly with excitement. it might be the last (and maybe the only) pro field he ever plays on, though, since we all know where the 2012 NC will be held... ahahahahaha i just hope i can get tickets
|6 years 25 weeks ago||swag||
UM 49 - 21 IU
|6 years 30 weeks ago||why don't they just replace the seats||
at the stadium with comfy beds so we can all wallow in blissful ignorance? or better yet, those psych ward beds with the straps on them. that would be nice...
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Regardless of whether or not||
Regardless of whether or not I agree with you:
"There was a time when UM-OSU transcended CFB that has long passed."
Then why did Brandon say it was so important to try to get them to play twice in the same season? He said that was the best-case scenario. Not, say, Indiana vs. Illinois.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Barcelona||
has the easiest group out of everyone, for sure. Kazan and Panathinaikos will be tough to play at home thanks to the latter's defensive discipline and the former's wintry homeground advantage, though Barcelona will surely be wary of underestimating the Russian champions after last year. The Catalans will run away with the group, though, and should have a chance to run out some of the emerging cantera kids in the latter games. Copenhagen's a bit of a wild card, but you've gotta think it'll be Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos fighting it out for the second qualifying berth.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||it's me again!||
|6 years 32 weeks ago||won't you get hungry?||
This was an absolute debacle of a post.
1. Tried to post.
2. Thought I had posted in the wrong place; edited it.
3. Realized I had posted it in the right place in the first place; tried to re-edit.
4. Was already beaten to the joke.
On top of all this, I just realized I posted on my friend's account rather than my own (he was using my computer last night). I'm going to post below this, as Mongoose. Kindly direct any negs for this shitshow of a post to that account.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||yeah i agree...||
but i don't think that white's departure will cause our season to go kablooeey. the general pattern of malaise though is disquieting.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||i'm always going to remember this day.||
let it live on in infamy, surviving the glee, the dread, and all that falls in between. to witness the simple pleasures in life, to see what one man can do to a community of heroes, it inspires me. aw man, i love all you guys. goodnight with a warm smile.