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|5 days 21 hours ago||I strongly disagree about the||
I strongly disagree about the conference championship game not giving a clear benefit besides the money. I think last year Oklahoma making it in the fashion they did was more the deviation than the trend.
In a tie break, the number of games played is going to be a huge factor. If the other four conferences all have an undefeated winner, they are going to go over an undefeated Big 12 team because the number of games played. Not only that, the Big 12 team will put itself at risk of being passed up by Notre Dame which almost always plays a tougher schedule than anyone and maybe an undefeated team from a non power 5 conference if the Big 12 winner has one loss.
Yes, it has not happened yet, but it's the easiest and most sensible out for the committee to say.....well yeah you have the same amount of losses but you played one less game.
Don't forget the recency bias that plagues wayyyy too many people. A win in the last game of the season over a high quality opponent is counts (though it shouldn't) much than an early season win over that same team. With a conference championship game you are guaranteed a quality opponent in the season finale.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Okay I guess. Notre Dame is||
Okay I guess. Notre Dame is take it or leave it for me if we can replace with a similar quality opponent.
Notre Dame's fans are probably my least favorite in the entire country (God's on their side!!) so getting a break from talking to them has been nice.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I've been on the Michigan||
I've been on the Michigan hype train for this year and I usually temper any expectations I have.
The schedule and rest of the roster just sets up so nicely for both the linebackers and the quarterback to get acclimated. They probably won't have to do too much for a while and now that I have seen Harbaugh and this coaching staff work I know that means they will get the players to improve.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I thought I would miss Notre||
I thought I would miss Notre Dame more than I actually do. I'd be more excited to play new opponents for a while and bring back Notre Dame occasionally.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I admit I'm rooting for the||
I admit I'm rooting for the Warriors, but it's getting ridiculous with the no calls. I mean if you are a ref and miss that foul on Iguodala at the end of the half with no other players around you should be embarrassed. Instead of possibly a 2 or 3 point deficit it's going to turn into a 6 point Cavs lead.
Also frustrating to watch all the Cavs offensive rebounding. The effort plays I think deserve to be rewarded for them but when they shoot a terrible shot and it bangs way off the rim back to their players it's hard to watch.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I guess it depends how you||
I guess it depends how you mean worse.
It makes the Warriors look much worse that they got blasted and outplayed for two games. If they go out before the finals which is looking like a probably that's worse for the history books.
If you are talking about more gut wrenching though it's the Patriots. They were a few plays away from winning the Super Bowl and completing that perfect season. It would only be worse for the Warriors if they manage to make the next round and go out
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That Michigan running attack||
That Michigan running attack against Florida in the bowl game was nothing that I had seen from the team the entire year. Remember that Florida was a top ten defensive team too! Even if our yards per carry wasn't elite...adjusted for the defense we were up against it was excellent. We return most of that offensive line.
We got out schemed for sure against Ohio State because Durkin was too busy thinking about his Maryland head coaching responsibilities and stayed with what had worked against most other teams. Don Brown is not going to let that happen again.
Linebacker is a definite weakness that we have shored up a bit by adding Peppers there. Still, worry about injuries.
Our secondary is all back and should be elite. Almost everyone from the defensive line is back and should be elite...even before you add in the number one recruit in the nation Rashan Gary.
Almost our entire offense is back except quarterback but I fully trust in Harbaugh there who refilled the bare cupboard so we would have a capable starter back there. The quarterback will have a lot of veteran talent to help him get acclimated and a manageable early schedule.
No one can replace as much talent as Ohio State needs to replace and be as good. Something like 16 out of 24 starters?? Still dangerous of course but if you were going to pick a year to beat them in Columbus this is the one.
Michigan State lost a lot from both its offensive and defensive line, their star quarterback, and star wide receiver....and we had them beaten last year despite refs seemingly having it out for us and save for one bad play at the end.
I'm very much looking forward to this season.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||#AshKetchum...............am||
#AshKetchum...............am I doing it right?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I logged in just to downvote||
I logged in just to downvote this thread.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Then the prevailing attitude||
Then the prevailing attitude where you were at is nonsense. Seriously, why wouldn't you want to have the greatest regular season of all time AND win the championship? Those two aren't mutually exclusive. If they were I would definitely agree with you.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||The lots are all free, no?||
The lots are all free, no?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I am also surprised at any||
I am also surprised at any Golden State dislike. Curry and Thompson are both very likeable to me. I don't see them bragging about being the best or being the champs or anything like that. You almost forget that they won it all last year. The "just a 3 point shooter" tag some have tried to offer up does not apply to either of them. The whole team plays unselfish basketball and good defense. I find myself really appreciating bench guys like Shaun Livingston and Mo Speights. Steve Kerr is great too. Draymond Green is the only player I could see some disliking but even he isn't so bad...especially for a Sparty.
Nothing is for sure, but I like the Warriors chances to get the record. They also are getting Andre Iguodala back by the playoffs which could be huge if only for his Lebron defense assuming they both make it that far. It's very hard to see the Warriors losing 4 out of 7 games to a team especially when one of those will have to be at their place.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I have some surprisingly||
I have some surprisingly great hops (probably two platforms less than Devin) but I'm jealous of DPJ making that height look so easy. Hope that's a good sign those two are hanging out!
After last year, I still am not understanding why we are not having our pick of the litter on TEs unless it's geographical reasons. How could you not want to play in the Harbaughfense from that position (or fullback too)?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for this extra thread.||
Thanks for this extra thread. I only went to vote since you said we were down to OSU.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||That came up at trivia last||
That came up at trivia last week! "What actor who starred in one sitcom that ran for over 250 episodes and another that ran over 150 episodes was once drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers?"
As a bonus, when revealing the answer the trivia guy said he scored four touchdowns in a single game for Polk High
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I've had more heroic sporting||
I've had more heroic sporting moments but for most memorable...
6th grade basketball we were playing our second game against a team that we had lost to badly the first time. They had one kid who was way above average for that age.
It was late in the game we had a three point lead and then they scored to cut it to one with about 30 seconds left. My dad, who is the coach, calls a time out and talks it over with us. He says okay, I've saved a lot of timeouts so if you get in trouble just call one. Otherwise just dribble it past half court and pass it around and let the clock wind down. Whatever you do, don't shoot and don't foul.
Our point guard dribbles it up court taking it slowly past half court. He passes to the other guard who passes it to one of our forwards, my best friend. Since the other team was going for the ball, he is wide open with tons of space. He decides to shoot with fifteen seconds left. He misses. The other team rebounds it and passes it to their best player who dribbles it up court and my best friend, the one who took the shot, fouls him. My dad is just beside himself, complete wtf face.
Two foul shots for them one point down best player at the line. First shot is up, hits the back of the rim and rolls off. Second shot up, same exact thing, slowly rolls off the back of the rim. We get the rebound and win the game. Drove my best friend home after the game and we had a good time giving him crap over his "Don't Shoot, Don't Foul" crimes, especially since we still won.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I like comedy podcasts when||
I like comedy podcasts when I'm doing something tedious like computer work or working out.
I enjoy How Did This Get Made where they talk through badly made or unusual movies.
The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project is also hilarious though there's only eight episodes. Andy Daly and crew pretend to be other characters submitting ridiculous podcast pilots to be picked up for a full run.
My friend just recommended the Blacktapes Podcast which goes over this guy's attempt to debunk unexplained mysteries (basically the X Files?)
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I absolutely love these||
I absolutely love these games. Even the "crappy" bowls that most people do not care about. This has been only an okay bowl season, but honestly I think that's because the higher profile matchups have not been all that interesting.
Besides the CFP games and Michigan vs. Florida of course, I was really interested in Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, Wisconsin vs. USC, Utah vs. BYU, Appalachian State vs. Ohio, Boise State vs. Northern Illinois, Nebraska vs. UCLA, Navy vs. Pittsburgh, Baylor vs. North Carolina, Houston vs. Florida State, Stanford vs. Iowa, Oregon vs. TCU.
That's 15 games out of 40? Something like that. And some of those include my personal non Michigan favorite teams like Navy and Boise State. Games like Nebraska vs. UCLA and Wisconsin vs. USC aren't that thrilling with this year's teams but more based on historical importance. Similar to why I'm not excited to see Penn State vs. Georgia. Even Oregon vs. TCU which should have been a fun and interesting game has lost its luster with Boykin out.
Both CFP games were over by the early second half and all five games on New Year's Day were routs (though Notre Dame hung with OSU for a long time). That takes out a good chunk of enjoyment from the bowl games that seem to be more important....like the perception of winning the Rose Bowl over the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Early games were still very solid though!
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Can you ever not have a||
Can you ever not have a condescending comment about other people's opinions? You make my mgoblog experience more unpleasant almost every time.
I do not care much about basketball but I think a lot of people were hoping that we were going to parlay a national championship game and elite 8 appearance in back to back years into being one of the top programs in the country.
Instead, albeit early, it's looking like a decent possibility that this team misses the tournament for a second straight year. That just does not happen to the good to great programs in the country.
|33 weeks 4 hours ago||Disappointed he's gone but I||
Disappointed he's gone but I think it would have been really difficult for him to win the QB job here and do not blame him for looking for a better opportunity somewhere else.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Alright, I admit. I watched a||
Alright, I admit. I watched a Netlfix documentary on quidditch and thought it actually looked fun. I mean....yes nerdy as shit but I'm all for playing any sport.
It would help if the whole Harry Potter thing was not attached to it but for the actual game they improved on the rules from the books (like catching a seeker is not worth a bajillion points). Worth a watch if you're bored!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, Notre Dame maybe SHOULD||
Yep, Notre Dame maybe SHOULD have won. The problem is, they didn't win. Just like we should have beaten MSU but did not. Turnovers, fucking up special teams, and coaching decisions are all part of the game and affect the final result.
This is why I like the committee and was happy with their choices at the end of the year last year. Conference championships matter. Wins and losses matter despite who on paper is better. 13 games played and 1 loss is better than 12 games played and 1 loss. SOS matters.
I sort of don't see how Notre Dame gets in unless you're picking 1 loss Notre Dame vs. 1 loss Big 12 champion. I guess we will see though how much credit they get for having a rough schedule.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||It looked like he was||
It looked like he was actually trying to make some cuts rather than barrel into a pile of bodies. Hard to say if that was againt a NW team that had half packed it in though.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Peters looks excellent except||
Peters looks excellent except for the whole stare down his receivers thing that almost every HS QB ever does.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||For a team that is in recent||
For a team that is in recent history lost to Appalachian State and nearly lost to Akron (and Connecticut) when they were terrible, I do not think I will ever look past an opponent again.
When BYU does come around I am hoping that by battle tested they will also be beaten down a bit.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I married a MIchigan State||
I married a MIchigan State fan.
I still think Brady Hoke is a good guy despite not showing human emotion in most interviews.
I own a red and gray polo shirt.
I bought my Woodson jersey on a Chinese website that has now been shut down by the U.S. government.
I believe Devin Gardner was shell shocked and unfixable last year (too many hits from the previous year) without an elite offensive line.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Haha really? I'm going to be||
I'm going to be at Little River Casino in my bought directly from China Woodson jersey. Come say hi!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We did Mackinac for our||
We did Mackinac for our honeymoon last year in July. We stayed in St. Ignace and were really happy with our decision to stay off the island and felt we had more freedom.
Traverse City is also an excellent choice if you are into wine tasting.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I really didn't think he was||
I really didn't think he was going blue and thought for sure Kareem was. I am beyond excited to see what these guys will be doing for our team in a few years. Ready to bully inferior teams around again.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I was weirdly loyal to the||
I was weirdly loyal to the Foxsports website a few years back. I left because I could no longer take the constant terribleness of Jason Whitlock (and Mark Kriegel)
Even worse, he relished upsetting people because he thought he must be writing good articles because it upset people...when in fact it was because his logic and reasoning were horribly flawed.
His success really has bothered me so I'm glad he's knocked down a peg.