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|5 weeks 5 days ago||I agree entirely. I'm all||
I agree entirely. I'm all for taking the piss out of someone losing their perspective on sports. However, somehow I get the feeling that many of the people who post the schadenfreude threads here take things just as seriously and are often just taking delight in others misery.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I am interested in one||
I am interested in one particular piece you mentioned. Is there any correlation between time spent in college before turning pro and likelihood of 'going broke' at some point. Would be interesting to see.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||true||
true, they're different calls. But what Michigan fans have in the 'call was 100% wrong' category, Syracuse fans have in the 'this call very clearly decided the game' category. If I'm watching each of those calls go against my team in their respective situations, I think my negative responses would be comparable. I guess that's subjective though.
I'll add to this that it's a bit of a pattern for the basketball fans here. Seems like just about every Michigan loss this season was put on the terrible b10 refs.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||if you want to vent about refs||
if you want to vent about refs there's a thread already in existence for that. And that thread is one too many, you all sound like the Syracuse fans that so many UM fans were bashing last week because of the charge call gripe (not to mention the questionable blocking foul called on Syracuse moments before).
It was a bad call, but guess what? Burke wouldn't have needed to make that play if they hadn't just squandered their own possession and set up the fast break. After the play, UM had the ball down 5 with 5 minutes remaining. Plenty of time and plenty of opportunity to take the game. All the focus on the 2 points the ref cost them (in a 6 point loss) and not on the fact that UM couldn't get a body on the hot shooter.
To be clear, I loved this UM team and am not disappointed at all in their performance (though obiously I'm really disappointed in the outcome). I think it takes away from what was a great game and is incorrect to be putting so much of the outcome on the refs.
I'm glad I'm abroad and was watching ESPN International with Vitale announcing. He never gets on the refs; focusing on the players makes the game much more enjoyable.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Games at 3:30am for me.||
Games at 3:30am for me. Trying to decide whether to stay up late or wake up early.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Happy to see||
how many minds think the same here.... I had UM over OSU in the final. Need Michigan to beat Louisville to win my pool (and to experince extreme endorphin release).
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Oh ya||
Oh ya, shit tons of St. Emilion red wine already down the hatch as I go to bed here in Bordeaux. Pick up the pace ladies!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The news here||
The news here is that USA Today thought that this was news.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||sounds like||
If the clock ticks to '2' before the ball is snapped, spiking it will end the game. If there's 3 on the clock when the ball is snapped and you spike, you'll get another play. I bet it will result in a replay or 2 each year, but at least it's an objective rule.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Nice||
Nice to see that 2-second spike rule. It affirms the 1998-Rose-Bowl-End-Of-Game-Ryan-Leaf-Spike decision.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Urban||
Urban Meyer's an asshole, to be sure. But... this was a joke, with a puchline and everything. The delievery was actually pretty good. I laughed. There's a lot of reasons to call this guy a lot of things, but calling him a liar over this is... some sort of negative adjective that I can't be bothered to think of, how bout lame.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||If he starts as a walk-on||
If he starts as a walk-on and then is offered a scholarship later, it will only count against the 85 max scholarship limit. It won't be part of a class year limit.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Do you actually mean greyshirt?||
Greyshirting means he won't be enrolling fulltime next year. Is that the case? I'm thinking you meant he'll be a walkon until a scholarship opens up.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||An underrating bias||
Really great work.
However, I think there's one piece that needs a more precise look. You've stated that the %starting stat in actuality means 'number who are starting/total in class year.' However, you've read the %starting stat to mean 'number who are CAPABLE of starting/total in class year.' So though you've concluded from the low percentage that 'redshirt freshmen and redshirt sophomores aren't typically capable or ready to start,' I don't think we can say that. We can only say 'redshirt freshmen and redshirt sophomores typically don't start.'
Why aren't they starting? As you stated, for some it's because they aren't capable of starting... they just shouldn't be on the field. But there's another group of folks that wasn't starting that has been ignored the redshirt freshmen and redshirt sophomores on those past teams who could've started and done fine... they were just stuck behind better more experienced redshirt juniors and redshirt seniors.
Ultimately... pretty cool stat about the true freshmen. They don't start, period. But I think there's a little hope that the 2nd and 3rd year guys can fill in more capably than you've concluded.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe||
Maybe if you do it to your friend, then you can just be considered a huge asshole playing a stupid prank (and hopefully have a friendship terminated). However, I agree with the decision that putting your balls on a stranger's face should result in jail time.... though 2 years does seem excessive.
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||Fire Meyer?||
So should the OSU faithful call for Meyer's head since their offense was stimied in the second half too?
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Great experience||
I'm a 20 something guy in Michigan gear... A prime target. Had some students swearing at me, but not in my face, on the walk to the stadium. Aside from that, friendly people and a great atmosphere.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||OSU and Michigan in same division this time please||
West: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State
East: Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers
Btw, from a competitive standpoint and from a fan standpoint, this truly sucks for football in the big 10.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Just for argument's sake.||
Items 1-3 were his conclusions, not his assumptions.
His assumption was that all of the things in your second paragraph weren't the reason for his decommitment.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||DC Talent||
Currently, DC talent tends to go to the private schools in the area. Anacostia has a couple players to be sure, but nobody on Anacostia looks like D1 level.* However there is quite a bit of talent in the area, and an improved PSL could see more talent staying public.
*Disclaimer: I've watched them play a couple of times, but am no scout.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||People moving||
We are no more likely to see NFL talent flood those states than we are to see americans in general move en masse to those states.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||No Touchdowns for MSU||
UM: 17 MSU: 9
|31 weeks 1 day ago||DC Prospects||
They had a couple of players; their running back was solid. No jaw droppers from what I saw... However, I'm no scout.
There are certainly some great prospects in the area. However, DC prospects currently tend to leave the PSL and attend private schools (like Good Counsel). A strong PSL or at least a couple of strong programs in the PSL(akin to Cass Tech in Detroit) could see that change somewhat in the future.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Woot!||
Happy to see the patriot league get mentioned on this blog! Go gate!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Here's the evidence we have:||
1. Took a massive hit to head
2. Laid completely motionless and limp for close to a minute
3. Stumbled to get to his feet
4. Repeatedly shook his head and looked like he was attempting to get the cobwebs out as he waked off the field.
The simplest explanation here is that he was knocked out cold, regained consciousness and then demanded he was fine, and taken at his word. He could be seen alone on the sideline just a couple of minutes later with no trainers around him. The 'wind knocked out of him' story is plainly BS.
|35 weeks 7 hours ago||Next year is a transition year||
1) We get 3 months of football and 9 months of no football... enjoy 2012 right now.
2) You're right, next year will be a transition year on offense... it will be young, but that doesn't mean the offense is doomed!
|36 weeks 4 days ago||The true outcome||
Solid run games vs poor run defenses = short games and lower scores.
UM:24 Air Force: 14
UM: 31 UMASS 7
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Could've been called||
But from the replay view, you could see there was at least a receiver running downfield on that side.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||You're correct||
As an experienced separated shoulderman, I can confirm what you're saying.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||You're optimistic||