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|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting links about||
Interesting links about Haikus. Apparently November counts as early winter but I feel like any month of the regular season is by definition fall. So here's a late autumn linked to early winter haiku run.
The morning cold
Warmed briefly by the Devins --
This day burns bright?
Michigan's hopes --
Like flowers out of season,
Fall to the ground.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Timely question||
Good question. It's actually coming this week! There will be the half-season update. And then a couple more in the 2nd half of the season and the end of season update.
Although I wish the first update hadn't come the week that Michigan dropped out :(
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately NDNation has||
Unfortunately NDNation has made a separate game board that is only visible to registered members. That was always an interesting read after a Notre Dame loss. Although I felt like I needed a shower after visiting the site.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Bespoke||
No. This is Michigan. Our alternate uniforms are the equivalent of Brooks Brothers after a lifetime of wearing bespoke suits from Saville Row.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with your prediction||
I agree with your prediction that with a loss next week they will be ranked in the 20s. I don't think the voters will put a 1-3 team in the polls. They'll be near the bottom of receiving votes.
I also don't really think they should be ranked a 1-3. Good teams need to win some of those games. Losing all 3 might be a sign they aren't Top 25 material.
Now, after beating Vandy, Tenn and Mizzou with a 4-3 record and those specific losses, they'll definitely be ranked again.
I'm on the Georgia side with you this week, so hopefully this is all just a thought exercise.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||This is why early polls are||
This is why early polls are fun. There's a lot of potential movement and more things to discuss. The last few weeks, the positions are somewhat locked in place and can't change very far. Boring!
If the voters could be trusted to ignore their previous ballots then the early season polls have no downside. The problem is that too many voters take their previous poll and make minor adjustments. I would rather fix this problem than eliminate early polls (although it is the much harder solution).
|14 weeks 1 day ago||What if Georgia loses?||
If Georgia loses a close game to South Carolina (say 28-27) this weekend they will be 0-2 but they will have only lost to the #4 and #6 team in the country by a total of (in my example) 4 points.
Will they still be in the Top 25?
SHOULD they still be in the Top 25?
Right now, I think 11th is a good spot for Georgia. Will the voters be able to have an 0-2 team in the Top 25 though? Questionable.
In week 3, they'll crush North Texas. In week 4 they could lose to LSU the #9 team. Can a 1-3 team be in the Top 25?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Why does it say "Waiting for||
Why does it say "Waiting for market to open at 8 am ET"? Are trades only valid on Saturdays?
Edit: It works now. It must have just been a glitch or something.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||43 - 10 Michigan wins||
43 - 10 Michigan wins
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting. Is Washington a||
Interesting. Is Washington a sentimental pick, or what makes you think they are going to finally emerge from their near-decade of failure?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Fixed!||
Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed it now
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I emailed you Sunday||
I emailed you Sunday night/yesterday morning. Did you get my email?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I found this helpful||
I found this helpful character chart via the AVClub
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Alright, I'll go there||
Alright, I'll go there tonight.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||I'm headed there soon!||
I'm headed there soon! Driving in from a little up north, where should I look to park?
|45 weeks 2 days ago||It might be better if all the||
It might be better if all the graphs had the same scale on the y-axis. That would make comparisons between each week easier to see at a quick glance.
Edit: Should have said that this is already great work as it is. You have given a very good graphical representation of the voting patterns. I really like it. I just had a small suggestion that might be useful.
|46 weeks 17 hours ago||89-61 Michigan||
|46 weeks 6 days ago||A few years ago they had a||
A few years ago they had a couple players arrested for soliciting prostitutes. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03E7DB1E3FF93AA1575BC0A9619C8B63
Now they're making up online girlfriends.
How do they get ANY recruits?
|1 year 1 week ago||Try out a West Virginia Beer||
Try out a West Virginia Beer Duel while you're there.
(Or see the many many examples that come up from the search http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=west+virginia+beer+duel )
My friend and I have tried it at a couple tailgates.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||31-3 Michigan wins.||
31-3 Michigan wins.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Michigan wins 38-7. Total||
Michigan wins 38-7. Total yardage 615
|1 year 6 weeks ago||33-20 Michigan 248 rushing||
248 rushing yards
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Yep. Green field turf and||
Yep. Green field turf and some green leaves. Nothing else to see here...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||33-16 Michigan wins with 221||
33-16 Michigan wins with 221 rushing yards
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Not that I disagree that the||
Not that I disagree that the Big Ten looks bad, but what makes the ACC look like a better conference?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This Auburn-Miss St game||
This Auburn-Miss St game might wind up being lower scoring than their famous 3-2 game a few years ago.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||There will be. That's what||
There will be. That's what the morning games are for :)
But for the moment, please accept my condolences on your Utah pick.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Sounds like everything has||
Sounds like everything has been answered already. The picks made at the beginning of the year last all season. There was no update after Week 1 because there is not that much movement in the polls (except for one team :( but we won't talk about that). And it gives a little more time to get everything in order.
We did have a couple people volunteer, so we should have the first recap post next week. Thanks for the email justingoblue I'll get in touch with you too. More people to share the work is always a good thing.
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|1 year 15 weeks ago||All I will be thinking this||
All I will be thinking this week is summed up in this haiku:
Oh football, football,
I sure do love the football.
It's finally here.
An homage to the imagery usually portrayed in traditional haikus but with a modern football twist.
Warm and sunny day.
Smell of grass and the sound of