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|1 year 13 weeks ago||My 2 year old son obviously||
My 2 year old son obviously has no real interest in watching sports yet but he knows to say "Go Blue" whenever he sees me watching sports. I've also taught him to, after giving a kiss, say "Love you. Go blue!" Makes my day every single time I hear it.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||While we'll never be confused||
While we'll never be confused with a Chicago or NYC, the Cincinnati downtown area is going through something of a "rebirth". New casino just opened downtown and lots of new restaurants/bars in the Banks and stadium area. As mentioned, Newport is also a fun place to hang out before/after games.
Cincinnati isn't going to make anyone's bucket list any time soon, but it's a pretty decent downtown (for the midwest) these days.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I think people are giving too||
I think people are giving too much credit to Craft for lifting his heels as if it was something intentional. i just don't think he got there in time to get completely set, and as such his heels hadn't come all the way down when he took the charge. I really don't think it was some sort of conscious effort - it was just that he got there late.
That's what annoys me about this discussion is that it's not so much about the heel over the line as it is about the fact that they blew the call because he never got set before the defender hit him. That's why it's a charge, not because of his heel placement. At least in my opinion.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Seems like the easiest way to||
Seems like the easiest way to "fix" this problem - at least as it relates to charges near the basket - is to just extend the restricted arc a foot or two. This way a defender sliding under an already-airborne offensive player is almost certainly a foul. The way I see it, you shouldn't be rewarded for sliding under an offensive player who has already leaped. Try to block his shot or alter it but don't just get in his way.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
My god Smotrycz is slow. I really hope he can start shooting well again. He and Vogrich are two guys who bring nothing to the table if their outside shot isn't falling. But Smotrycz is agonizingly slow. And he has no handle whatsoever.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I hate these judgment flagrant calls. Is that a hard foul? Yes. If he gets any of the ball on that play it's not flagrant. So only because it's on a breakaway does that get called flagrant. If Morgan rakes a guy's face going up for a layup and misses the ball it's not flagrant. But because he fell hard it has to be a "special" foul. I hate that about basketball. Guess what - you can get hurt playing this game and not every hard foul needs to be flagrant or intentional.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
You certainly have to lose with class. I was referencing your comment about losing professionally - the flip side is winning with class. I'm not sure why kilpatrick disrespecting Tu gives him carte blanche to taunt. Like I said - Wells starts the actual violence. Trash talk is one thing - by your logic Tu was trash talking the whole UC team so they "had something to prove" which obviously is no excuse for acting like a fool. No one truly believed what kilpatrick said, it was so dumb. But yet holloway has to prove he's "tough" by taunting. You gain respect by winning and going about your business. How much taunting was there after the osu/um game this year?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Win with class?||
How about win with class? Tu sure wanted to talk a lot for a guy who scored 5 points in their loss to UC last year. Does that mean he's not a great player - of course not. He had an off day that game and it was clearly different this year. He didn't need to remind anyone on that court that he was the best player out there - his game does that for him.
Regarding Wells' suspension - if he's only going to get 4 games, I can support 6 for the UC players. No one in this whole thing was innocent, but this never erupts to violence if Wells doesn't shove Guyn to the ground. Up until then, he and Holloway were content to get in each other's faces and act tough. Wells was not retaliating to any physical contact to his own person.
The bottom line is this was all just stupid and reflects poorly on all involved. If someone's trash talk can incite you to violence you need to grow up.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||don't really have any useful||
don't really have any useful advice, but our dog also suffers from allergies, albeit not as severely. our vet recently put woodson on hypoallergenic food (only $50 for a 17 lb bag!) and it seems to be helping. he had been getting nasty, persistent ear infections and since switching foods he has been much better. for other, less annoying allergy issues we just give him benadryl like yak attack mentioned.
so even though it doesn't seem to be food-related, it might be worth trying different food. it's an annoying process to isolate food allergies, but may be beneficial in the long run.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Not a tourney team||
Had Sims or Harris been here, I'm pretty sure this wouldn't have been a tournament team. Neither of those guys were great leaders last season and were more concerned with individual stats than the team. A classic case of addition by subtraction. Both those guys were talented players, but they didn't fit the system the way the current players do.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||How do you coach against turnovers?||
I'm not sure a coach can really do a whole lot to prevent turnovers. I'll guarantee you that the coaching staff is not coaching the QB's to throw INT's or fumble. No matter how much you stress it to the kids, it's up to them to actually be smart with the ball. If someone can definitively say that we don't do ball security drills in practice then I'll fault the coaches.
I do think that coaches can work more with a wet football or other adverse conditions in practice if called for. Generally when conditions are as crappy as they were Saturday, turnovers are more likely. I realize that doesn't address the last 3 games before this one, but I chalk a lot of it up to youth and players pressing and always trying for a big play.
In short, I'm not sure how a coach can prevent turnovers - ultimately the players have to be smart and protect the ball.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||My sentiments exactly||
I really feel like we should win comfortably, but I just don't think our defense will allow that. You can bet Purdue is going to have every trick play in their playbook ready to run against us to take advantage of our inexperience. I really don't think our defense can stop any offense consistently right now regardless of how injury-depleted or talent-deficient they are. I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but I'll be very surpised if we cover a 12-point spread.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Disagree||
If we're being honest, Wisky and OSU are probable losses - Mouton or no Mouton.
If Mouton is limited to the point that he's worse than Moundros or JB I'd prefer to see him sit, but I don't think he's going to be the difference in the Wisky or OSU games. If he gives us the best shot to win this Saturday I say play him. Tomorrow's our best chance at another win this season and I want the best shot at that.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Or maybe||
the oath is more like "I swear to make every spectacular catch possible and then drop a large percentage of the easy catches that hit me right between the numbers".
I loved Braylon, but I can't be the only one who found him to be maddeningly inconsistent, can I? Henne was better off throwing it high to him so he had to make a great play than hitting him in the hands. As great as his MSU performance was, anytime I see Braylon I think of that game and then immediately think of the 4th down drop against OSU. Pretty much sums up his career - at least the way I remember it.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Indifferent||
I'd have to say I'm indifferent regarding RichRod's future here now. I'd prefer him to get to 6-6 this year, hopefully 7-5, and come back next year with an improved team. 6-6 would be disappointing honestly, but I really don't want to have to go through another transition period.
But at some point, you have to ask if this is really working, and I can't find much evidence that things are "working" for this team. If I woke up tomorrow and saw a headline stating Rodriguez had been fired I couldn't muster up too much indignation.
I like RichRod but I like winning more.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Nope - you're not the only||
Nope - you're not the only one. I believe that whoever starts for PSU at QB Saturday night is going to put up the best numbers from a PSU QB all season. I pray I'm wrong and we do roll them, but I just can't see this defense stopping anyone as long as the opposing QB has 2 arms and 2 legs.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||This||
"and that our defense has a lot, and I mean a lot to learn before an inexperienced QB on the other team should mean anything to us except for an opportunity to watch his breakout game"
I'm convinced whoever plays QB for PSU this weekend will have their best game of the year. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I just can't see this defense stopping anyone with as many errors as they make. They should be able to slow them down enough to win the game, but I really don't envision a blowout.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Surprising Responses||
You'd think from some of these responses that this isn't a noble or worthwhile cause. What harm can possibly come from this? Does it offend your sense of fashion to see players and coaches wearing pink? Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is all about.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||That missed tackle by Kovacs||
That missed tackle by Kovacs was the best thing that could have happened since it occurred after the first down marker. If he makes that tackle, IU can bleed the clock before scoring (and let's face it - they would have scored). At least we got the ball back with enough time to score.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Woodson||
My avatar is my dog Woodson, so that's obviously my recommendation.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Post removal||
I like reading these threads after posts have been removed and it looks like posters are responding to themselves.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||To me these comments mean far||
To me these comments mean far more than what the other former players have said, considering he actually, you know, played under RR for 2 years.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Don't feel bad believing that||
Don't feel bad believing that - it's true. I texted my brother and told him we're better off letting ND score quickly if we aren't going to stop them. Obviously letting them score was not intentional, but it was definitely better to get scored on quickly IF we weren't going to stop them.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||2 Series||
i'm pretty sure we'll see denard for at most 2 series' next week, barring a disaster. there should be no need to play him at all, but i'd guess he'll see a few reps just to stay sharp, much like tate last year against delaware state.
what a great damn game today!
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for all the responses guys. It's nice not to have to start over again, since I already had to restart once after Denard transferred even though he took 75% of the snaps for me.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Anyone know if this fix will||
Anyone know if this fix will work on in-progress dynasties? Or do I have to restart the dynasty all over? Sorry if this is mentioned in any of the links, but I'm at work and can't access any of those sites.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||No problem. I understand it||
No problem. I understand it gets pretty tedious to make all those changes - I'm just grateful you did it.
I think I'm going to make Van Slyke into LaLota. I'm still trying to figure out who is going to become Jibreel Black though. Probably Wilkins, since I'm more excited for Black than him. I might actually edit over Conelius Jones and turn him into Terrence Talbott to get some more D-Line depth. I'm pretty sure I'd be cutting Jones to free up roster space in the next season or two anyway so it shouldn't be a big loss.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Thank you||
I downloaded your roster this morning - excellent work. I already adjusted Big Will down a bit as well. Also - shouldn't Cam Gordon be a redshirt freshman instead of a true freshman? Those two are super-easy fixes I made so I'm not trying to criticize - just pointing out a potential discrepancy. Thanks again for all the Michigan customization.
Not related to any of your edits, but where is LaLota in this game? I understand some of the true freshman being left off, but LaLota was a fairly decent recruit last year. And on NCAA 10 he developed into an absolute beast for me. So that definitely means he'll be good in real life, too.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||100% Agree||
The new Black Keys album is awesome. These guys are consistently great.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Trouble - Ray||
Trouble - Ray Lamontagne
Keep It Hid - Dan Auerbach
Those are two albums I can listen to over and over and not get bored with them.