in town for free camps
|1 week 5 hours ago||I think that's a bullshit||
I think that's a bullshit argument. If the kids are expected to commit to the school regardless of coach, the school should be committed to the kids regardless of coach. The coach, being the representative for the school, needs to uphold that.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Your retain all of the||
Your retain all of the academic benefits; you just can't play for the team anymore.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's pretty close to what I||
That's pretty close to what I do. Recently, though, I've just been using my clippers on my neck to keep it short. If I'm going to some sort of event, I'll actually shave it with the cheap off-brand razors.
|1 week 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree for the most part,||
I agree for the most part, but I could also make the case that betting on your team to win by 3 runs could alter your tactics if you're only winning by 2.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||I didn't click until you said||
I didn't click until you said there were bikini shots of her...
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||That doesn't make it not||
That doesn't make it not gossip.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||GRRM was the one who||
GRRM was the one who suggested it to them.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Non-lawyer: They have no||
Non-lawyer: They have no case.
Lawyer: Actually, they do.
Non-lawyer: *ad hominem attack*
I'm really hoping that the Lawyer comes back with "I am rubber, you are glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Anytime that Emilia Clarke||
Anytime that Emilia Clarke gets "angry" is a time that you can see how bad of an actress she is. It's like she's trying to make an angry face and snarl while talking.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No Bran this season. They got||
No Bran this season. They got way to far ahead with his story.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Silo Ridge?||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW, I wasn't attacking him.||
FWIW, I wasn't attacking him. I was just making a joke based off of conclusions that you could logically come to from what the OP had written.
Understand basketball -> Think Battle is great
which leads to
Don't think Battle is great -> Don't understand basketball
OP doesn't think Battle is great -> OP doesn't understand basketball
It just a nod back to my discrete mathematics class.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||By his own words, he doesn't||
By his own words, he doesn't know anything about the sport. I'm thinking that may be a contributing factor.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I moved to Ann Arbor when I||
I moved to Ann Arbor when I was 7. In California, everyone plays soccer on the playground. In Michigan, everyone plays football. To learn football, I followed the home team.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well, it's not like you'd be||
Well, it's not like you'd be letting her date anyone affiliated with the Big 10, Big 12, or Pac 12.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm betting on the latter.||
I'm betting on the latter. There are other subtle hints toward that.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yea, because that's what has||
Yea, because that's what has driven people to the show in the first place...the discretion shown by the writers when handling these delicate situations.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/|
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"At this point, most of her||
"At this point, most of her actions in the book are driven by paranoia"
And also her ego leading her to believe that she can rule better than she really can. She thinks that she can make these complex tactical moves when she can barely form a cohesive strategy. They play this off in the show as her trying to remove opposition on the small coucil, which is close, but still not quite what's in the books.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Well, yea, but he also killed||
Well, yea, but he also killed the last assailant who would have probably killed him after killing Selmy, i.e. Grey Worm becomes the last man standing rather than a Harpy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I love how they put SPOILERS||
I love how they put SPOILERS as the first thing in the article, but the URL gives the spoiler away.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure that Grey||
I'm pretty sure that Grey Worm is alive. D&D have been setting something up between him and Missandei. It wouldn't make much sense to do that and then kill him off.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ok, seriously? R+L=J is||
Ok, seriously? R+L=J is enough for a clever person to get spoiled on, but this basically gives it away. What don't people get about not posting spoilers?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch|
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know which sport||
I don't know which sport you're talking about, but take a look at coachhuey.com (it's football). I'd go to the youth section and post your question there. They also have some threads on offense and defense at the youth level if you are coaching football (seems young for football, but idk).
I will tell you that your job as coach is basically to make sure that you have the proper number of players on the field. I've never coached, but I have reffed kids before, and it's a blast, but those kids have no idea what is going on. There is a ball on the field and they are going to try to do something to that ball, but that's about as much as you can expect out of that age group. I got into reffing for the same reasons that you listed and I think that's the right direction for you to go at that age level.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Lacrosse took care of this a||
Lacrosse took care of this a few years ago by making contact to the head or neck a mandatory penalty as well as also making certain situations like hitting defenseless players a severe penalty. The helmets now serve the purpose of protecting incidental contact and you get hit hard with penalties if they are made to be used for anything more than that.
I know they've done this for certain situations for football, but they don't enforce them often enough and the situations don't include enough of the game. If they made helmet to helmet contact illegal for linemen and leading with the helmet illegal for ball carriers, they could remove a lot of use of the head. However, that won't happen because "it would turn into flag football". Sure the game would change to more spread and less action in the pits, but you'd see a significant decrease in concussions and long-term brain damage.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Whose fault is that? These||
Whose fault is that? These threads have been around for the last few seasons and it is obvious that there are going to be spoilers. If you are googling the books, then that's on you too. It's not really that difficult to read the books before the seasons come out (I've read them as the show progressed), so don't complain about it in the damn thread dedicated to talking about the events of the show.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||"but this isn't late night||
"but this isn't late night porno’s on skin-i-max, its suppose to be a TV show, there is at least 1-2 sex scenes an episode now"
People have sex. It is counter-intuitive to hide it. Really this stems from the American culture where sex and nudity are taboo which is just odd if you think about it. In America, things get adult ratings for nudity and swearing too much. In other parts of the world, things get adult ratings for violence and gore, but I have never heard anyone talk about complain about how much gore is in the TV show.
Now, I do agree that some of the scenes are pointless. Loras' scene is the obvious one, although they did have some conversation about their plans going forward. Pod's brothel scene was another, although that led to some comic relief. Missandei's scene last season and the scene where the unsullied was killed are obviously there to build something between her and Grey Worm. A lot of these scenes are there for the transformation process of certain characters, so having them in the show rather than just alluded to is better way to go about the character development, IMO.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The other thing about this is||
The other thing about this is that I think book 6 will end up being like book 3, where the dominoes fall, and book 7 will be bringing the series to its logical conclusion from there. GRRM writes the stories by character line, not chonologically, so I wouldn't be surprised if he is almost writing both together, then cutting them off each storyline where it makes sense. If that's the case, book 7 could happen relatively quickly after book 6 and, even if something were to happen to him, I would expect there to be enough there where someone could finish the story for him.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||So, here's the thing about||
So, here's the thing about the OL. If we have 7-8 guys that could potentially start, splitting them up for the spring game means that you likely have 3-4 guys on either team that are potential starters. That means you have 1-2 that probably won't and shouldn't see the field come fall. So, now you have 1-2 spots that are completely overmatched by our (what looks like it will be) very good defense. I think that if we had gone O1s and D2s vs. O2s and D1s so that your starting OL was in tact, we would have had a consistent run game and we'd all have a much better idea of how good we will end up being next year.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not going to say that||
I'm not going to say that this advice applies to every scenario, so you'll have to crunch your own numbers, but generally the taxes aren't going to make a big difference.
1) You have to itemize to deduct and you may not even meet the standard deduction in order to get any additional money back.
2) That cuts both ways. I could take the deduction money and put it all toward the principal of the 15-year loan and start investing in the full house payment in the market sooner.
Like I said, you'll have to crunch your own numbers, but the thing that might make a huge difference is where the money gets placed in the end, e.g. tax-advantaged accounts or not. Let's say we're talking $3000 instead of $1000. That's 36k that would be available for investment. If you were to invest all of that, you're talking 18k for a 401k, 11k for two IRAs, and 7k left over to go in a taxable account, which can make a big difference. 7k x 15 years is 105k that is now taxed at your marginal rate (say 25% for OP). Investing a little bit each year allows you to place more money in tax-advantaged accounts. The shelter from the 25% is huge because, when you pull the taxes out during retirement, the tax rate is your effective tax rate of ~10% instead of 25% so you get to keep more of that money.
Another thing that makes things difficult to calculate is when you're planning to retire. If you're planning to retire 20 years after purchasing the house, then the 30-year mortgage allows you to invest a little bit whereas the 15-year plan barely lets you invest anything and none of it gets the benefit of compound interest. The 15-year plan would reduce your expenses in retirement, but the 30-year plan would give you more available income.
tl;dr: almost assuredly not, but there are other factors that don't make this black and white, so do the math for your situation.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The season openers are always||
The season openers are always weak. They are basically "remember this character? Look where they are now..."
Week 2 has the more interesting character stories and will probably have more interesting things happen.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||The problem with that is that||
The problem with that is that the 15yr loans are generally ~30% more per month, but you pay twice as long on the 30yr. So, the question becomes: is it better to save 30% for 30 years earning 6% (10% market - 4% APR) or 130% for 15 years earning 10%? I plugged those numbers (assumed $1000 payment for 30yr and $1300 for 15yr) into a calculator and the former came back with 302k while the latter came back with 545k. The amount of money that you give away to compounding interest at a higher rate for a longer period of time absolutely kills you in the long run.
The other part of that is risk aversion. If you lose your job, there is little difference between the payments on either mortgage. In reality, you can either continue to make them off of an emergency fund or you can't. Paying off your house after 15 years allows you to lower your emergency fund for 15 years. Lowering your expenses also allows to retire with less in your account, meaning that you could theoretically retire earlier if you wanted.
And, finally, as they say: would you be willing to take out a 4% loan in order to invest in the market? If not, then why would you keep a 4% loan open longer in order to invest sooner? It's the same thing.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||You want him to go elsewhere||
You want him to go elsewhere for advice and the first questions that get asked are the ones that gather the information he provided. It's not a dick-measuring contest, it's relevant info.
And, again, it was labelled OT with a good title. If you don't want to read it, then don't click. I happen to find all of this stuff about 50x more interesting than half of the stuff on the board in the off-season, so I'm kind of glad it got posted.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||I suggest you take a look at||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It's not that great of a||
It's not that great of a move. He's already off balance from the pick and trips over his own foot. It's basically akin to Smith vs. Clowney. A lot of things happened to make it look as bad as it did.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Personally, I'd go with Lew||
Personally, I'd go with Lew Alcindor, but that's just me.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why would they have him kick||
Why would they have him kick the receiver?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||WHAT DOES JON FALK||
WHAT DOES JON FALK THINK?
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|14 weeks 4 days ago||Let's look at the context of||
Let's look at the context of the articles.
"Yesterday I attended practice inside Al Glick field house."
"...from what I am told by guys watching practice..."
I'm going to go with the first-hand information rather than the infamous anonymous sources.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||But, that's a little||
But, that's a little different. You're only going to attempt a long field goal if you think you will get it. You can expect a 40-49 out of an NFL kicker in normal weather, but if the weather is poor, then you probably just go for it. A 50-yarder is going to be saved for the kickers who show that they make them on a regular basis or for the last minute of the game. You're essentially removing a lot of situations where you know you will not be able to make the FG, so those numbers are inflated. I think if you start making XPs 40 yards, you'll start seeing that move down toward 50%.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, but people feel the need||
Yes, but people feel the need to put MGo in front of everything.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't done this yet, but||
I haven't done this yet, but my plan is to get the Uverse package that has basic channels, HBO, and 18mbps internet for $50 (plus another $10 for HD). I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, but I may drop Netflix if Prime has all of the same movies and TV shows and then sign up for Netflix when House of Cards and OITNB come out with new seasons. I'll do the same with Sling TV; I'll sign up for 4 months out of the year for football and march madness then cut it after that.
I do have OTA, but I can't find a good location to place the antenna in order to get good reception for all channels. Also, once HBO allows you to subscribe directly (they're halfway there), it'll make it much easier to cut the cord completely. Until then, though, these packages that have been popping up with Local, HBO, and Internet seem to be the way to go.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'd donate ~$584 million,||
I'd donate ~$584 million, leaving me ~$4 million after taxes. I'd pay off all debt; move to Ann Arbor; invest the rest Vanguard mutual funds (withdrawing 3% per year); start my own company so that I can work when I want; buy season tickets to all Michigan sports, the Lions, the Tigers, and the Red Wings (but no the Pistons because fuck the NBA); travel to all 50 states and numerous other countries over the next 50 years.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I bought the shirt. It's a||
I bought the shirt. It's a favorite among friends at work. In fact, someone at work saw the shirt and started talking to me about MGoBlog. Turns out that I work with one of the prominent members of the community.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||First of all, the first||
First of all, the first amendment does not say that you can't be punished for what you say. It says that congress cannot pass a law that abridges freedom of speech. A university is not congress.
Secondly, the amendment pertains at the federal level of government, not the state level. States can enact laws that limit free speech, e.g. the law that prevents men from swearing in front of women and children. Universities are entities under their state, not federal, goverment. Therefore, (by your logic) expulsion from a state university qualifies as punishment by the state government and therefore has nothing to do with the first amendment of the federal constitution.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||3 if the freshmen redshirt.||
3 if the freshmen redshirt.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Isn't part of fostering||
Isn't part of fostering diversity of thought having all people even be comfortable in a room with everyone else? Dropping N-bombs and talking about segregation...ok. But, talking about hanging people from a tree? I think you kind of have to draw the line somewhere and it's probably in between those two things.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2||
I think this is what he's referring to. While the parameters are different, stating that he had one of the best runs in history is accurate.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Why? Going into the draft he||
Why? Going into the draft he was projected as an OLB for a 3-4, but was drafted as DE for a 4-3. He wasn't doing well in that system. Now that Chip Kelly has installed the 3-4 and Graham is back to OLB, he's playing very well.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||right click -> open image in||
right click -> open image in new tab
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Good.||
|18 weeks 22 hours ago||We marsupials like to stick||
We marsupials like to stick together.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||First name: JoeyLast||
First name: Joey
Last Initial: B
City: Royal Oak
High School: Saline
Job: Software Engineer
EDIT: Also, if I ever get a chance, I want to get a pet wallaby and name him Rocko. I also want to get a pet penguin. I don't have name picked out for the penguin yet. However, I do know that they will be best friends.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I would think that Iowa would||
I would think that Iowa would be #1 in the B1G. You don't even have to win and you're still guaranteed your job along with a top salary.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||To make that work, you have||
To make that work, you have Speight come in at garbage time and then burn Morris' redshirt if Ruddock were to actually get injured. Basically, if Ruddock is healthy for the full season, then Speight gets some experience and Morris gets a redshirt. If Ruddock gets injured, then the better of Morris/Speight gets the start. and presumably becomes the leader for the spot next year.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||It's kind of cool to see that||
It's kind of cool to see that a former teacher of mine is supervising him. He got lucky in getting her as she was a great teacher.
|19 weeks 1 hour ago||This board is an echo||
This board is an echo chamber. I still can't figure out why people are so upset with him. They act as if he had personally promised them a 2000-yard season and they lost a bet because of it.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I read the article last night||
I read the article last night and found it to be lacking in point. It almost read is if she was just saying "FYI, my family made this much and there's this thing called cost of living" but she never really tied it back to make the point that the cost of living ratio was probably relatively similar to other people. I think that's where she got into issues. Had she made that comparison and then compared the same salary and cost of living to those in, say, West Virginia or some poorer country, she might have landed the point home for some people.
As someone else pointed out, her family can sell their house and the equity could probably outright buy another house in a cheaper area of the country. This is actually a strategy that some people use to get to early retirement. Live on the coasts, earn triple the salary, spend triple on costs, sell house and have triple the equity when you move somewhere else. However, the same strategy is used by people who earn more money in the US and then sell everything and travel to low cost of living countries off that savings for years at a time.
tl;dr: I can't disagree with the assertions the author was making and I can't say that everyone criticizing her is wrong because they are both right in their points. She's talking cost of living ratio and everyone else is just comparing account balances. They're just different things.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I was looking at their roster||
I was looking at their roster on Saturday night and they only have 6 seniors. Next year will be a huge step forward for them, even beyond whatever they end up with this year.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Get this shit off the board.||
Get this shit off the board.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Those cuts near the crease||
Those cuts near the crease are a designed play by Detroit and they apparently ran it a lot last week against OSU. For those who didn't see it, a player runs down the right side and passes it to the X. The X then cuts around the other side of the net, causing his defender and goalie to slide. At the same time, the original player is cutting toward the goal. When everyone slides, he passes it back to the original guy for a quick dump into the net. Detroit scored 2-3 times on that in the first half, but they only scored once in the second half.
For those who weren't there, Michigan got up 4-0 in less than 6 minutes. There was some back and forth scoring until about 1:30 left in the half when Detroit scored with a flag down to make it 8-5 and cause the EMO. Detroit then clamped Michigan's stick on the faceoff, which was their third penalty FO penalty in the half, causing the delay call. Michigan basically ran the clock out after that and took over in the second half. I don't think it was as lopsided as it appears in the second half, though. I think it was just a steady stream of back and forth action and the better athletes prevailed.
|21 weeks 8 hours ago||He didn't say it isn't||
He didn't say it isn't possible, he said it has a 0% chance of happening. Even if Weber were to sue OSU/NCAA, the NCAA would just allow him to go to a different school without sitting out a year. He would then redshirt because he's a freshman.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Don't forget about the||
Don't forget about the inevitable guy that will say "she's not that hot"
|21 weeks 3 days ago||That would be Charmander||
That would be Charmander
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I was screaming at the TV||
I was screaming at the TV last night for them to take the TO, but I just thought of something. If you take the TO, you essentially give them 3 more running plays, which everyone agrees is Seattle's strength. By letting the clock run, Seattle could get at most 2 more running plays and doing so might cause them to accidentally run the clock out. Then, they come out in Cover 0 and dared them to pass. I think running into a box with 8 guys in it with 24 seconds left is about as likely to get you criticized when it doesn't work as calling a high-percentage pass against man coverage that ends up getting picked because of the perfect play by the safety.
Again, I'd have called the TO, but I just don't think it's as black and white as everyone else is making it out to be and maybe forcing Seattle to do something stupid was Belichick's plan the whole time.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||This died for me when wet||
This died for me when wet leather and a 25 degree difference were shown to be enough to account for the 2psi difference. Regardless of what you think they might or might not have done, there is no way that the NFL can prove that they did it on purpose and there is a significant amount of doubt whether they even needed to. Nothing is going to come out of this and it's silly to keep talking about it at this point.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Assuming a normal||
Assuming a normal distribution...
|22 weeks 6 days ago||"Based on the assumption that||
"Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution..."
Maybe it doesn't follow a normal distribution. Even if it did, there is still an assumption that they started deflating balls in 2007. We've already heard that other quarterbacks do this, so why don't those teams outside of the normal distribution? I read this the other day and decided not to post it because of all of the assumptions and implications they are making.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I haven't talked to a single||
I haven't talked to a single person who, when the topic is brought up, didn't roll their eyes so hard that I thought they might get stuck. The only people who care about this are the ones who need something to talk about until the Superbowl.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||"Because it wouldn't account||
"Because it wouldn't account for a 2 psi difference "
Someone in another thread did the math and they would just need to fill the balls with 85-degree air to account for the drop.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Houma is a senior this year.||
Houma is a senior this year. An extra year of development under Harbaugh isn't going to help him see the field in 2016. Let him finish his degree and allow ourselves an extra recruit next year.
Da'Mario Jones is a junior. He's currently tied for 3rd string with a sophomore behind a senior and a sophomore all of whom were higher-rated recuits. If he redshirts, he's not likely to see the field over the next two years. Let him finish his degree and allow ourselves an extra recruit in 2017.
Mone is good enough to be on the field going forward. If he gets injured early in one of his seasons, he can redshirt.
Jenkins-Stone is good enough to see the field this year. Having 4 seniors as potential starters at LB is going to be ridiculous this year.
Dymonte Thomas will see the field this year as a second string or he will be behind Wilson, Peppers, Clark, and Hill. Even with Wilson leaving after this season, if Thomas ends up falling behind all of those guys, he's not going to see the field going forward other than special teams or as a sub.
What this basically comes down to is that you don't extend eligibility for guys unless you think there is a chance that they become starters. If there is a good chance that they become a starter, then you're going to get them playing time.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||This whole thing is so||
This whole thing is so ridiculous that I'm afraid that my eyes might get stuck in a permanent rolled position. However, your comparisons are just about as ridiculous as "deflategate".
There are two types of rules. The ones that basically say
"This action is illegal and here is the penalty for doing so."
"This is necessary for the game to be played properly."
The penalties that you described have designated penalties within the game. The one we're dealing with has no penalty within the game. Cheating, to me, means breaking a rule, de jure or de facto, that is outside the scope of the game itself in order to gain an advantage in the game.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Dwayne||
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It won't happen. If they are||
It won't happen. If they are talented, they will see the field. If they aren't talented enough to see the field, then you let them finish their degrees without extending their eligibility. Redshirting these guys means fewer recruits going forward.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||"No link, no background info,||
"No link, no background info, no sentences with less than 5 grammatical/wording errors.. it's a mess."
Such as using "less" instead of "fewer"?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||e-Penis enlargement. It's in||
e-Penis enlargement. It's in the same drug family as posting "First"
|23 weeks 3 days ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch||
I'd just like to point out that this video starts with 11 seconds on the playclock. The line is already set, although, you can't tell if the receivers are. They don't snap the ball until 5 seconds left on the playclock. That's 6 seconds for the defense to read the alignment. That doesn't include the time that they had while NE was in the huddle or getting to the LOS. Just guessing here, but I'd say they probably had 15-20 seconds after the announcement to make adjustments and probably 10 seconds after the huddle broke to read the alignment. The way that they complained about it, you'd think it all happened within the course of 5 seconds.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure he does, but I don't||
I'm sure he does, but I don't think he'd need to. If the TEs and STs had regressed, then sure. But, considering how bad they've been for the last 4 years, I'd say they get a pass the first year.
|24 weeks 3 hours ago||You just described about 95%||
You just described about 95% of the comments on this board.
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||Haste to disgrace the||
Haste to disgrace the traitor, do not wait 'til later.
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||Do we think that he actually||
Do we think that he actually runs his twitter account? I guess I just assumed he's too busy to do stuff like that.
|24 weeks 5 hours ago||That was my first thought||
That was my first thought too. It seems like reinstating the wins is revalidating his legacy, thus justifying another statue of him.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Tim Tebow started in the NFL||
Tim Tebow started in the NFL and won playoff games. His floor is lower than that.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I think there might be a||
I think there might be a similar meltdown here.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||They were a tiebreaker away||
They were a tiebreaker away from homefield advantage. Had they beat Cincinnati or NE lost, they would have had homefield throughout the playoffs. Not that it ended up mattering.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I specifically said personnel||
I specifically said personnel change instead of substitution because, to me, an offense's personnel consists of 5 ineligible receivers (usually linemen) and 6 eligible receivers (if you include the QB) and any changes within those groups are personnel changes. Declaring a RB ineligible and an OT eligible, is a personnel change in my mind. Specifically, the issue isn't that the RB is ineligible, it's that the OT became eligible. They can have that same alignment without any eligibility declarations and the main difference is that the OT wouldn't be eligible due to his number. So, the change that they made goes beyond a simple alignment change, which is why this is being discussed.
EDIT: Now that I'm reading more about it, they did change personnel. They brought the OT off the field and replaced him with a TE. That gave them 6 eligible receivers, so they had to declare one ineligible. How they got around the rule is they made the personnel change and allowed the defense to make their personnel change. Then, they declared the RB ineligible. At that point, though, I'm not sure what they could change in the rules to fix this from happening in the future. The only thing that I can think of is a ref standing over the ball for 5 seconds after the defense is alerted, however, watching a replay, it shows that the Pats were aligned with 11 seconds on the playclock and snapped it as it changed from 6 to 5. The Ravens had 5 seconds to get aligned and still couldn't do it. So, that just has to be on them at that point.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not saying that there||
I'm not saying that there aren't better and cheaper burger places, but the comparison that was being made was RR and 5 guys. My main point was that RR sucks donkey balls, as do most chain americana restaurants.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||To me, this is akin to having||
To me, this is akin to having 10/12 men in a huddle. Having someone run on/off the field just before the snap gives you a similar competitive advantage and it is illegal. To beat that rule, teams stopped huddling and started making quick subs, which didn't allow the defense to sub to match personnel. That was outlawed and, as I mentioned above, this kind of seems like an extension of that.
If they lined up that way, the defense had proper time to adjust, and the offense beat them because of the strategy, that's one thing. I can also see the argument that this isn't very different from just changing formations. But, I just think that this type of thing is taking advantage of a rule that doesn't exist yet and I'm generally not a fan of that type of play.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I doubt it. More likely, the||
I doubt it. More likely, the officials will make it a point of emphasis in the off-season to take their time in those situations to make sure that the defense has time to identify the offense.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||He wasn't upset with the way||
He wasn't upset with the way that the Patriots were lining up; he was upset that the officials were allowing them to rush to the line and snap it. I'm not sure if this rule exists in the NFL, but, in college, if the offense makes a personnel change, the officials have to allow the defense time to make personnel changes. So, I think his argument was that declaring oneself as an eligible receiver is a personnel change and the defense should be allowed time to adjust, which they were not getting.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||Sam Webb has said something||
Sam Webb has said something to that effect. Ty Wheatley being hired would apparently be a boon.
|25 weeks 18 hours ago||Your points about the OC||
Your points about the OC situation are spot on. I think Fisch is here for a year or two until he can get another OC position. At that point, you either promote someone to PGC or you have Drevno take over those duties. Maybe that's Ty Wheatley getting promoted in order to keep him around. Maybe it's another NFL coach with some OC experience. Regardless, this looks like a good hire for what we were looking for.
|25 weeks 20 hours ago||I think that if they hire||
I think that if they hire Manning, he'll take LB and Durkin will take LB/DE. My guess is that if they go the 3-4 route, he'll take the OLB and Manning will take the ILB.
|25 weeks 23 hours ago||Two $6.99 burgers with||
Two $6.99 burgers with botomless fries + two $2 drinks = $18
Throw in a 20% tip and you're at $21.60 without tax.
Two $6.39 burgers + $3.49 regular fries + two $2.09 drinks = $20.45 without tax.
Again, I'll take the burger that tastes good.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||If we really do run a 3-4||
If we really do run a 3-4 under, there are the ILB and OLB groups. Considering that Durkin has worked with DE, he might take the OLB group and Manning would then be available to take the ILB group.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I'll pay the extra $2.||
I'll pay the extra $2.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||5 guys actually tastes good.||
5 guys actually tastes good.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||The problem is that his||
The problem is that his sources don't seem to be that accurate, so why listen to him when half the stuff he says is wrong?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||It might not have been in the||
It might not have been in the past, but maybe Harbaugh wants that to be part of the job description.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know why it has taken||
I don't know why it has taken so long for it to come to this. This a la carte method will end up costing people more money in the long run. This deal is essentially $20 for ESPN. OTA gets you the big 4 for no monthly cost. However, adding BTN 2 Go for Michigan only and throw in the $30 for internet and you are now talking $60/month just to cover sports. Then you throw in whatever HBO's new service is going to cost (let's say $10) and Netflix and now you're up to $80 to have a setup that covers most of your viewing, albeit with delays or quality issues for viewing most shows. At what point does it make sense to just pay for a cable subscription?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||They were saying on another||
They were saying on another thread that if he doesn't go to class he can transfer to another school with no penalty.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Belichick recently followed||
Belichick recently followed Chris Clark. Belichick is going to be coaching TEs. There is still room for Saban to coach the DBs.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||The answer to your question||
The answer to your question is that Brian has upgraded the server several times. However, there is no one machine that can handle the type of spikes that popular websites get. The only way to do this is to have redundant web servers, which is not only multiple times the cost of the machines, but then there is also the cost to maintain the more advanced architecture.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I've been saying this for a||
I've been saying this for a while: whoever comes in is going to look like a god. They're taking a team with lots of young and raw talent and (assuming they can coach) are going to be able to win a lot of games in year 1. I said this around the time that everyone knew that Hoke was getting fired. So, I agree with your diary 100%.
As for the people who are concerned about QB play next season, keep in mind that we don't need a gunslinger, we just need a game manager. On top of that, I would say improved QB play is the one thing that should almost be a guarantee each year for the next few years. Andrew Luck didn't develop in a vacuum and I'm also reminded of this article that I read in Harbaugh's first year at SF.
The way that Harbaugh does things makes things easier for QBs. While I'm not ready to call us a national championship contender in year one, I see no reason that we couldn't have 10-11 wins.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||There is no way he goes||
There is no way he goes anywhere other than USC.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Where is the end of the||
Where is the end of the internet?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Give them a break. Facts||
Give them a break. Facts change.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Look, I agree with you guys||
Look, I agree with you guys that he doesn't seem to be the most credible source. However, stating that you believe what someone is saying is not the same thing as vouching for what they are saying is correct, hence his statement "I'm not saying it's gospel, but it is a data point"
With so little useful information out there, he's putting anything that is remotely credible on the front page. If he's fully vetting everything that he puts on the front page, then he has nothing to publish because no one knows jackshit in this search.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||In this thread:||
People implicitly disagreeing over the definition of "vouch".
|27 weeks 6 days ago||He's also referenced numerous||
He's also referenced numerous reporters whom he basically thinks of as idiots.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||That's basically what I||
That's basically what I expected as it corresponds roughly with the first two programming classes at my school.
I agree with the sentiment that you'll do fine in the class if that's what you want to do, but I think you'll find the class rather pointless if you don't plan to pursue programming any further.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||That appeared to be the||
That appeared to be the easiest at my school. From what I saw of the people in that program, they were a jack of all trades but master of none.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||What are the actual classes?||
What are the actual classes? I'm assuming that they are basically Computer Algorithms 1 and 2 from the context.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||At this point, he either||
At this point, he either wants to come here or he doesn't. If he wants to stay in the NFL, then there was no chance at him coming here. If money is the goal, then he's not getting a better offer anywhere else. So, if he wants to come here but tries to negotiate more money, then he's just trying to sweeten the deal on where he wants to end up.
With that said, you don't budge from your offer, especially considering that he hasn't done anything for us yet. If he wants more money, then you put the clause in there that makes him the highest paid coach at whichever level he wins. That means if he wants to be paid more than Saban, then he needs to win a championship, at which point, pay the guy as much as he wants to keep him happy.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||If it is garbage, then why||
If it is garbage, then why post it here? When you post it, they get clicks, which is incentive to post more garbage. It also pushes the other content off the front page of the board. There is seriously no good that can come from posting it.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan making an incredible||
Michigan making an incredible offer and Harbaugh staying in the NFL are not mutually exclusive.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Pleated Khakis||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||You're right. I guess it||
You're right. I guess it doesn't count then...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||"I predict Michigan to make||
"I predict Michigan to make its serious push on Jimmy when the Niners are officially eliminated from playoff contention."
So, like next weekend? They basically have to win out, hope that Detroit and Dallas both lose 2 of their last 3 and that Seattle loses another game just to have it come down to tiebreakers between those 4 teams, which I think they still lose on. I think they might officially be eliminated if they lose to Seattle on Sunday and either Detroit or Dallas win.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||So, say Arizona beats Oregon||
So, say Arizona beats Oregon and Wisconsin beats OSU. Who makes it in? Bama, FSU, and TCU are locks (assuming they win). Then you have 1-loss Baylor, 2-loss Arizona, and then pick a 2-loss school that didn't win their conference (Mississippi State?).
|30 weeks 2 days ago||But, how do you put a 2-loss||
But, how do you put a 2-loss team that didn't win their conference above a 1-loss team that did? I mean, either Mizzou is good enough to make it in on their own at 2 losses or Bama will have lost to a team that they shouldn't lose to.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know that it's||
I don't know that it's something that you should necessarily know about yet, but, from what I've seen, it's one of those clickbait sites that tries to generate interest through reposts and likes on facebook.
Generally, though, if it's an opinion article like that, I wouldn't even bother posting it. The whole point is to get people to link to it in other forums. So what if a 20-something looking for an idea for an article disagrees on who the best point guard from Michigan is? You're doing exactly what they want you to do.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I am not saying that any of||
I am not saying that any of those things are necessarily wrong, but I think how you got to those conclusions is not necessarily right and you might end up being disappointed because of that.
I went to see him play a couple weeks ago when they played Groves and it was brutal. It was like watching Alabama play Alabama St. Everyone on Brother Rice is just bigger than Groves. The first play on offense for Brother Rice was a slant (or some other short-to-mid-range route across the middle of the field) and the receiver just weaved in and out of the defense for 70 yards. Runs were often 10 yards before the RB got touched. It was just a complete domination due to physically-gifted players at every position.
Brother Rice is like that in pretty much every sport. They have feeder programs at the lower levels and they recruit players to their schools. Obviously, there has to be some skill on Malzone's part, but he is surrounded by great players and has been since he first started. Three straight titles to me is a reflection of the skill across the team, not necessarily his leadership skills. A lot of the yards (from what I saw) are YAC and that is a reflection of the skill on his team. It's also a reason that they can keep the playbook simple with short, quick throws, which increases his completion percentage.
Long story short, I think he'll be great for us, especially if we end up with some sort of passing spread. I just wouldn't read too much into those numbers as there is just too much of a disparity of talent in high school sports for them to mean much.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure why that||
I'm not sure why that matters. Coaches sign extensions all the time. If Michigan (or any other program) doesn't come knocking on his door, he needs to ensure his future. $250k is basically nothing if Michigan thinks that this is the guy that puts Michigan in the top 5 year after year.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I think this is a realistic||
I think this is a realistic take on our team. What the national media doesn't seem to see, though, is that our youth seem to develop very quickly under Beilein and have generally broken through by the tournament. I fully expect to have some frustrating games out of our bigs early on in the season with them being at least consistent and serviceable by the end. We will be relying on our guards to carry the team this year, though.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't say I want anything.||
I didn't say I want anything. Just my read on an extremely unlikely situation.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Not to mention that we have a||
Not to mention that we have a lot of young talent on the team that just needs proper coaching. This team is primed for someone to come in and look like a god in their first season.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I find it hard to believe||
I find it hard to believe that Hoke would be fired if we beat Maryland and OSU. Winning your last 4 games and beating OSU in Columbus will set up huge expectations next year. But, with that stipulation in place, I wouldn't doubt that they have a plan ready for when we get blown out by OSU.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||That sounds like the most||
That sounds like the most depressing evening ever.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Here's the problem with that||
Here's the problem with that logic (as I see it). The drive from Palo Alot to SD is 7.5 hours. It's not feasible for a weekend trip. So, if you're going to spend two full days traveling, getting on a plane makes little difference.
|35 weeks 7 hours ago||That's a good question. I||
That's a good question. I assumed that it would be on mgoblue.com when I setup the viewing party at work, but now I'm wondering if we're just going to have to celebrate without a feed.
|35 weeks 8 hours ago||Should have posted this in||
Should have posted this in the underrated movies thread.
|35 weeks 9 hours ago||(No subject)||
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I only saw Smokin' Aces once||
I only saw Smokin' Aces once in theatres, but I loved it.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Prestige was entertaining.||
Prestige was entertaining. The Illusionist was a much more well-rounded movie, though.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I thought of Baseketball and||
I thought of Baseketball and Van Wilder a little bit ago. I'm glad someone else posted them.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I was going to say Primal||
I was going to say Primal Fear, but thought that it probably wasn't "underrated" as Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award for it. If we're including it, though, American History X has to be on the list. He absolutely should have won the award for best actor that year.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of Joseph||
Speaking of Joseph Gordon-Levitt...The Lookout.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Boiler Room is a great movie.||
Boiler Room is a great movie.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Empire Records 100 Girls||
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Death to Smoochy (Edward||
Death to Smoochy (Edward Norton, Robin Williams)
What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams)
The Last Castle (Robert Redford, James Gandolfini)
Employee of the Month (Matt Dillon, not the one with Dane Cook)
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Ok guys. Let's stop throwing||
Ok guys. Let's stop throwing out movies that were nominated for multiple Academy or Golden Globe Awards.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I'll second Lord of War 25th||
I'll second Lord of War
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The conversation wasn't about||
The conversation wasn't about Winston, it was about Fisher. The point was that he acts like this stuff doesn't happen at other schools when it happens all the time. He also said "If you want a coach like that, I suggest you become a fan of another program." I was just pointing out that this stuff has happened here. Fisher may or may not be "trash" but I wouldn't use Winston as an example of that. Glass houses and all.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||LMGTFY||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||For football, the player must||
For football, the player must have sustained a season-ending injury before the 5th game.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||"...he continues to start a||
"...he continues to start a quarterback who has been accused of rape, who is facing a disciplinary hearing for sexual assault..."
Gibbons started under the exact same scenario.
"...who shoplifted from a grocery store..."
Frank Clark stole a laptop.
"...who shouted sexist obscenities to other students..."
Taylor Lewan threatened to rape that girl if she didn't shut keep her mouth shut.
"...and who was involved in a BB gun fight that caused 4,200 dollars worth of damage..."
Will Campbell slid across the hood of someone's car and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
It's not like this type of stuff doesn't happen on every campus.
|39 weeks 1 hour ago||Then, you didn't actually||
Then, you didn't actually follow step 4, now did you?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, but only as our OC.||
Yes, but only as our OC.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Ok. That's a fair statement.||
Ok. That's a fair statement. I guess I just hear "monopoly" get over-used so much now that I just have an itchy trigger finger.
Also, I can tell you for a fact that Brandon took the waiting list for season tickets as a sign that he could do anything that he wanted. Now that the waiting list has evaporated, I wonder how he perceives.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think you know what a||
I don't think you know what a monopoly is. Football entertainment is the commodity. There are 32 professional teams (brands), hundreds of college-level teams, and thousands of high school teams. At any point, someone can decide to root for another team, attend their games, and buy their merchandise. Your statement is like saying that people who only buy Apple products aren't going to buy Android or Microsoft products, Apple is a monopoly for raising their prices to meet the demand. The fact that you aren't willing to cut ties with a product you've supported as it has become overpriced and the quality has degraded does not mean that it is a monopoly.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||"However, they also vow to||
"However, they also vow to fire the President of the University..."
Yea, I don't think so. I feel like this is turning into another Ace Williams. Has even even said anything correct yet?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||IIRC, ND was offering for his||
IIRC, ND was offering for his kids to go to school for free while Michigan was not.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||It was around the time that||
It was around the time that the Ivy League went from a real league to a pseudo-league.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||It was something about||
It was something about allegedly klling 5 hookers.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||You guys might be joking, but||
You guys might be joking, but we have everything that we need for a dominant air raid offense. I'd take Mike Leach in a heart beat.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||"I do have to say||
"I do have to say Hoke/Brandon have done a wonderful job of curing me of my irrational emotional involvement in the success of the football team."
That is by far the best explanation of how I feel.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||The same thing that I've done||
The same thing that I've done for the past four Saturdays. I'll be working on getting as much done as I can outside while it is warm and dry. Then, I'll be working on restoring my basement at night.
I didn't renew cable this fall, so I watched the Notre Dame game at my parents' house. I figured Miami would be a comfortable win/blowout or else I wouldn't want to watch. My wife's uncle was installing our new furnace and air conditioner during the Utah game. I got an antenna, watched the first quarter of the Minnesota game, decided I'd watch the 4th quarter if it was close, and then kept working. I didn't have a reason to watch the 4th quarter.
I'm trying to finish my basement by November so that I can refinance my mortgage. Those 3-4 hours every weekend are hard to justify when I know what the outcome is going to be. If they show me that they are able to compete, then I'll watch. Otherwise, I'll use that time to expedite the thing that is going to save me money.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||No, he can't.||
No, he can't.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I was thinking about that as||
I was thinking about that as well. What makes the comparison worse is that Utah went on to be undefeated, beat Alabama, and finished #3 in the polls.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||This is your answer.||
This is your answer.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I've heard from someone||
I've heard from someone closer to the situation than I, that Mark Schlissel doesn't care about sports at all and "probably doesn't know the difference between football and baseball". The speculation on that person's part is that the regents will want Brandon out so that they can have more control over the AD, although he didn't give any reasoning and that part may be unfounded.
I have also heard that when Brandon forces extra donations from the alumni, those donations are coming out of what would normally be donated to the school. So, I could see an academic like Schlissel not being too fond of that.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Let's try this|
|43 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I think Oregon will win, but||
I think Oregon will win, but I think that line is ridiculous. I'll take the points.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||:(||
|44 weeks 3 days ago||col·lo·qui·al·ism /kəˈlōk||
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with you, Profit. I was||
I'm with you, Profit. I was at the first one and it was the worst day of my Michigan fandom. I don't have any desire whatsoever to relive that feeling by being subjected to replay after replay of that game and blocked field goal.
|46 weeks 5 hours ago||This is the exact reason I||
This is the exact reason I won't be watching the game. This game should not have been scheduled.
Best case scenario: We bludgeon a baby seal that we should bludgeon while being subjected to highlights of a game in which we did not bludgeon the baby seal and the baby seal turned out to be a momma seal and bitch-slapped us.
Worst case scenario: We lose.
In my scenario where I don't watch the game, I get to not see Crable miss an assignment and watch a (hopefully) very entertaining highlight reel.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone else notice in that||
Anyone else notice in that first picture that one guy is holding up 1, another is holding up 2, another is holding up 3, and another is holding up 4?
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Think of it like a||
Think of it like a tournament. Florida was the #1 seed and Michigan beat them, so now Michigan is the favorite and Florida is out of contention. If a guy recommits, it's because it's a double-loss elimination.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||You're right. She doesn't||
You're right. She doesn't look like she's been plaged by an eating disorder. She must be letting herself go.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. While I agree most of||
Agreed. While I agree most of what OP had to say, he took the average of RR against Hoke's best season. If you look at the direction that the wins each season was/is going RR was at least on the upswing and Hoke has been on the downswing. They both finished their third season with 7 wins. And it's not like Hoke magically built up the team in a single off season. I love Hoke, but that wording is completely disingenuous.
|1 year 1 week ago||The loophole that Aereo found||
The loophole that Aereo found is based on the fact that the signal was being broadcast for free. ABC could have easily fixed this themselves by preventing the signal from being broadcast over the air, but then they'd lose out on advertising revenue. It was publicly stated that if the SCOTUS didn't rule in their favor that this was plan B. Now, they can have their cake and eat it too.
I wouldn't mind if this really was violating some kind of law or if the law was changed to ban this, but if you go through the steps, you can't find a legal issue with this. The reasoning behind the ruling boils down to the fact that it should be illegal (and I can agree with that), but the fact that it isn't illegal should mean that they have to rule in the favor of Aereo. I can legally buy an antenna and a DVR and host them at my house. I can legally rent an antenna and a DVR and host them at my house. Shouldn't I be legally allowed to rent an antenna and a DVR and have someone else host them for me? Their answer to this is no because they think that it looks like something else that is illegal.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I don't pay that close of||
I don't pay that close of attention to the NBA, but from what I've seen pass through this board, I've never seen him listed as a lottery pick. Everything that I've seen has had him in the 11-17 range.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It's also kind of ironic if||
It's also kind of ironic if you think about it. The labor comes 9 months after that day.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||There was a 2009 defensive||
There was a 2009 defensive recruiting class?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Labor day.||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||66||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Nothing like the court of||
Nothing like the court of public opinion...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I don't think MSU will go||
I don't think MSU will go after him. When they were building the team, they might have, but they are now in a position that the risk on players like that is no longer worth the potential payoff.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||"Jayru Campbell, the||
"Jayru Campbell, the 17-year-old Cass Technical High School junior quarterback accepted a plea deal that will likely keep him out of jail and his criminal record clean, so long as he abides to the court requirements."
"...Jayru Campbell to serve 60 days jail Friday.
The sentence will begin July 28, after Campbell finishes summer school to make up time he missed because of the incident, with 3 days served."
They seem to be contradicting themselves a bit and it makes the terms of the plea deal unclear.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Turn on CNN. I think they are||
Turn on CNN. I think they are still covering it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Over (10 wins) Under (two||
Over (10 wins)
Under (two 500-yard rushers, 800-yard receiver)
Over (Win, Loss, Win)
Over (NJAS vs. JAS)
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Some estimates come from cable companies. Others||
Some estimates come from cable companies. Others are calculated. For example, I saw an article a couple of years ago that stated ESPN receives $5 per cable subscription and only 25% of those subscribed actually watched the channel. So, in order ESPN to maintain their current revenue, they'd need to charge $20 and retain all of their viewers. That doesn't account for people who would only get it for the season either. It's tricky to calculate, but I'd imagine that ESPN would go to a more predictable model like PPV. In any event, I think the price of sports channels will go through the roof.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'm not sure where they get||
I'm not sure where they get the $37 from. MLB.tv costs $20/month. I've seen estimates that ESPN alone would need to charge $20/month minimum to break even in terms of revenue and that didn't take into account people dropping the channel after the season for their sport of choice is over.
Also, it's not just the $37 for sports. It's the $30 (rumors from a while back) for HBO and $10 each for FX, AMC, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS (or insert whichever channels your favorite TV shows are on) that all add up to $127 while cutting out those other channels that you don't watch. Maybe you don't watch any TV shows, but a majority of people do and they will have a hard time cutting out various stations due to their shows being on them.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I would say episode 4 was the||
I would say episode 4 was the low point of the season. From here on out, I think it's going to keep climbing on the "HOLY SHIT" scale.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||First, all of the other||
First, all of the other characters are aging faster in the show. He needs to age at the same rate. I believe he was supposed to be 8 at the start of the show (6 in the books, but all kids got bumped up a year or two), so, assuming that the chronology of events is spaced out evenly with the seasons (based on the other kids aging at that rate), he should be around 12 this season.
Second, if you think the backlash after the rape scene was bad, wait until they hint at a 12-year-old, let alone an 8-year-old, getting married and potentially having sex with what basically amounts to an adult woman. I don't think that they are going to touch that one with a ten-foot pole.
Basically, I'm fine with how they are handling the child actors getting older. Unless they plan on changing out the actors every season to keep them young, there's not a whole lot that they can do.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||http://i.imgur.com/npWkWiW.pn||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||"One. Two. Three. Four.||
"One. Two. Three. Four. Five."
|1 year 9 weeks ago||First of all, never give||
First of all, never give anyone information if they call you. Call back with the number on the back of your card and then continue the conversation with them or another person.
Second, just curious, do you happen to know if the person was part of the Target breach? I'm wondering if this is the fallout from that. Target wouldn't have stored those CCV numbers, but they'd have almost everything else.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I don't think JJ Abrams knows||
I don't think JJ Abrams knows how to produce a story without time travel anymore.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It's hard to post a link from||
It's hard to post a link from your phone?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I fully expecting a||
I fully expecting a time-travel twist somewhere in there.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Considering the number of||
Considering the number of times that we've seen the 5 sit at the top of the arc completely unguarded, it will be nice to have a guy who can hit a 3 in those situations. It will force the defense to respect him and open up opportunities for others.