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|2 weeks 4 days ago||in what way was your criticism||
in what way was your criticism constructive?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He hasn't broken any rules you clown. The Phillies||
He hasn't broken any rules you clown. The Phillies are just being douches because he didn't sign with them. Baseball and football have completely different rules for this sort of thing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's not the NFL. MLB is completely||
It's not the NFL. MLB is completely different.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Just throwing this out there,||
Just throwing this out there, but as much as I like Mike Babcock, he has not done a good job coaching team Canada.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And despite the 'Murica||
And despite the 'Murica jingoism post above, they were lucky to be driving BMW. The sleds got them silver and bronze, because the driving was terrible.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||which has always been a problem for me. It seems||
which has always been a problem for me. It seems like the IOC only wants to drop sports that Canada and the US dominate. Women's hockey, softball, there's been some talk of dropping women's soccer for pete's sake (though I doubt that was particularly serious). There's plenty of sports dominated by particular European nations that are never considered for removal.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't see the match, but it's closest to the||
Didn't see the match, but it's closest to the button, not number of rocks in the house that matters. If Canada drew closest to the button on the final shot, they get the point.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I tend to agree with Magnus on this one. I really||
I tend to agree with Magnus on this one. I really like Kearns alot.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A better way to put this whole thing would be most||
A better way to put this whole thing would be most top seniors play in the senior bowl, but most of the players at the senior bowl aren't top guys.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||you edited your post but ok. you said most||
you edited your post but ok. you said most projected first rounders don't. That's false. Most of the ones that can, do. And as I said, yes, definate top 10 guys typically don't. But I would say moat 1st round picks would be considered elite.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Ok but juniors can't play in the Senior bowl.||
Ok but juniors can't play in the Senior bowl. it's not that they don't. And your post makes it sound like it's only non 1st rounders that go, which is false.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'll say again, outside of||
I'll say again, outside of projected top 10 guys, the majority of senior first rounders play in these games.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Eh, weight can be a bit||
Eh, weight can be a bit overrated Kyle Vanden Bosch was on Sirius a couple years ago and said that even though teams would list him at 270, his playing weight was actually 250. It was well know in Tennessee that Jevon Kearse played at 230 for the first 3 to 4 years of his career with the Titans.
I realize that's only two guys, but there's a pretty big difference between the usual listed weight and playing weight.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think it'll be that bad, but he may go mid||
Well this post made no sense after the removal of the one before it, so..............Go Blue?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Over the last 5 drafts, 162||
Over the last 5 drafts, 162 players have been selected in the first round. 51 of those players have been seniors that played in the Senior Bowl. 80 have been underclassmen, who are obviously not eligible to participate in the Senior Bowl. That means in the last 5 years only 31 seniors who didn't play in the Senior Bowl were first round draft picks. Last year there were only 5 non Senior Bowl seniors drafted in the first round, compared to 11 guys who participated. So yes, his statement is wrong. The majority of seniors who are not projected top 10 picks or injured play in the Senior Bowl.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They say there's a new way to take selfies that||
They say there's a new way to take selfies that makes for way better pictures. You have to hold the camera lower than usual. Like put it on the table. Then you walk away and STOP TAKING F***ING SELFIES. Also the memo about how ridiculous duck face looks apparently hasn't made it to Minnesota yet. Also also, yes, I totally would. I think I know why Wisconsin lost now.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not really. A large number of first round picks||
Not really. A large number of first round picks play in the Senior bowl every year. Guaranteed top 10 type guys typically don't, but otherwise most guys do. I've seen this statement made here before and it's quite simply wrong. Brandon Graham was not a second or third rounder until his great week of practice at the senior bowl. Almost no drafy analyst had him lower than 19 to Atlanta that year (outside of the sporting news, which is legitimately the worst place to look for draft info). I could probably name you 30 to 40 first round picks that played in the senior bowl just in the last 5-6 years.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And it was dirty then too. This isn't a homer||
And it was dirty then too. This isn't a homer thing, if that's what you were implying. I hate that play, period.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That's Wisconsin though. They do it all the time,||
That's Wisconsin though. They do it all the time, which is why I'm always happy when they lose games. They're probably the most sneaky dirty team in the league.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||QC doesn't count towards the limit, so no one||
QC doesn't count towards the limit, so no one unless it's a GA.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Oh wait, you totally||
Oh wait, you totally did!!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||No, you really||
No, you really didn't.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It was Florida, Not||
It was Florida, Not Auburn.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||2008. 12-0 then lost to Florida in the SEC title||
2008. 12-0 then lost to Florida in the SEC title game and Utah in, I believe, the Sugar Bowl.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||One game does not a season make. Not to mention||
One game does not a season make. Not to mention that 5.8 was after said bowl game, meaning it was actually higher before that.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I think you meant 2012. In 2011 Fitz went over||
I think you meant 2012. In 2011 Fitz went over 1000 yards at 5+ YPC. Still agree that Jackson should go, largely because it seems like he picks his "favorite" and that guy is going to get the majority of the carries, regardless of how poorly he may be doing.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Once Funchess made the move to almost full time||
Once Funchess made the move to almost full time receiver, do you think he was getting coached by Ferrigno or Hecklinski though?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is completely untue. Bama rushed for 5.8 YPC||
This is completely untue. Bama rushed for 5.8 YPC this year, their best mark since at least 2006 (CFBstats only goes back to 2007). Bama gave up 17 sacks this year, which is tied for their least sacks allowed ince 2006 with the 2011 team.
There is literally no data that supports your statement.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Really the only offensive coach that should||
Really the only offensive coach that should definately be safe is Hecklinski. WR's have been solid and often great (Hemingway, Gallon/Roundtree for the last 5 games in 2012, Gallon and Funchess in 2013, and Chesson came on as well). He also has a rep as a great recruiter, is the recruiting coordinator, and always seems to get talked up by guys even when he's not their primary recruiter. Would really hurt the current class if he was not retained IMO.
Everyone else offensively is fair game.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is not a valid criticism||
This is not a valid criticism of Borges. Michigan was 11th in the BIG in rushing attempts and 103rd nationally. There are a ton of things you can kill Borges over, but this isn't one of them.