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|1 week 5 days ago||Mike Williams||
My personal favorite Millenism was picking Mike Williams, who hadn't played in over a year, 10th overall. Picks 11-15 were all Pro-Bowlers:
11) Demarcus Ware
12) Shawne Merriman
13) Jammal Brown
14) Thomas Davis
15) Derrick Johnson
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The secret ingredient||
The secret ingredient is love.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I like||
Four conferences, 16 teams each.
Each conference has 4 divisions. Round robin scheduling like the NFL does. I.E. Everybody in B1G East plays everybody else in B1G South this year. That way schedules are as balanced as they can be as far as determining division winners.
Each conference has a 4 team playoff.
Each conference winner enters the 4 team National Playoff.
Effectively, you now have a 16 team playoff.
The polling system can still exist for the purposes of Hot Takes, but otherwise we burn it with fire.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Those away games||
Those away games are what causes me to warn people to pump their breaks. Those 3 teams went 34-2 in the regular season last year. They each have some turnover to take care of, but I wouldn't expect OSU or MSU to suddenly become 8 win teams. Those two games especially are going to be brutal. Thanks Brandon.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||A good router||
A good router can fix those issues. Recently cut the cord and was having some issues initially. Bumped the router up to an ASUS 3100 and now get much more reliable 802.11ac coverage and speeds throughout the house.
Moho Leaf + Tablo = Broadcast TV streaming with DVR.
Sling = AMC + ESPN + TNT + TBS
$37 a month between those three things gets us abou 90% of what we used to watch on Cable.
If BTN can hit Sling by September, I'm in good shape. Otherwise, I'll get some kind of super basic cable package that gets me BTN and BTN2Go for a few months.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||There is no Easter Bunny.||
There is no Easter Bunny.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Butt Hurt||
He's butt hurt that his team made the playoff and all anybody talks about is Harbaugh. He thinks we're all of a sudden Alabama and LSU in the way we manage a roster.
Nobody is going to show up in August and be told to come back in January for their Grey Shirt.
Juniors with no injury histor are all of a sudden be told to take a medical because there's a freshman who needs his spot.
5th years aren't guaranteed. Kids who graduate and have eligibility have every right to go find a better opportunity.
He brought up the Falcon thing, but that is an example of a staff being up front with a kid and telling him that they don't think he'll ever be able to play again, but if he still wants the free education, come get it. Also, he was told this months before, rather than days before, signing day.
He's a troll.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah!||
Yeah! I mean, it's not like a computer science major on an accademic scholarship can just go off and make a bunch of money during the summer at Google. Michigan would surely have to pull his schollarship if he did something so absurd.
And those dudes on your dorm floor who were just on ESPN 87 in that video game tournament, wearing their "Corsair" polo shirts holding that over sized check... Those guys are gonna have to give up their Pell Grants. Surely.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Getting There||
I'm starting to think the same. I just don't see how the guy who turned Jordan Morgan into a solid defender can't work with, arguably, the best crop of bigs we've had in all the Beilein years.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Image from the future||
Footage of DJ 3 years from now if/when that happens:
|38 weeks 18 hours ago||Agreed||
Agreed. If he were still in SF, I could see wanting to escape that tire fire. But he's in Chicago with John Fox and probably not in a situation he's looking to leave. Especially to head to college.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||TOP||
TOP is a response variable, not a predictor.
You don't set out and say "We want to run the ball, and have a defense that forces a lot of three and outs.... Therefore we must crank up our time of possession to do so."
You set out and say "We want to keep the ball away from the other team as much as possible to limit their scoring oportunities.... Therefore we need to focus on running the ball and having a strong defense that forces three and outs and turnovers."
As the great 21st century philosopher Jack White once said "You can't take the effect and make it the cause."
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not okay||
I'm not okay with discussing this in week 7.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I'm thinking OSU||
I think you're right that MSU is more vulnerable, but I think the timing will be right for an OSU win. OSU comes here 7 days after MSU goes to Columbus. If that ends up being a 1 v 2 game.... Getting OSU coming off that game plus being at our best by the end of the season (hopefully). I'll take those odds.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Agreed, they've had this issue for years. I stopped even bothering with their Sunday morning programming. I'd get the first 10 minutes of Morris/Bacon and then it would never come out of commercial break. I'd email their [email protected] about the issue. Sometimes they'd get it fixed, other times they wouldn't.
Makes me wonder if their web stream has a manual button that needs to be pushed in order to flip from studio to commercial feed and back, and somebody just forgets from time to time.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||It's live||
It's live so he's answering them as he can get to them.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||:(||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Reminds me of Chappelle||
Jim Harbaugh's attitude towards things he's "required" to do reminds me of the Chappelle Show "Black Bush" skit and his indiference toward the UN (at 2m 55s):
|1 year 1 week ago||Sad||
Late 90's DLS grad here, and that makes me sad. We had a pretty amazing principal in Br. Joe Joswiak back then.
I grew up in a public school district that had virtually no advanced placement offerings. All the AP math/science and computer science that I was able to take at DLS set me up so well for college and beyond.
|1 year 1 week ago||He who laughs last||
He who laughs last probably didn't get the joke.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The solution||
Four conferences, 20 teams in each.
Each conference consists of four divisions, 5 teams each.
Scheduling is handled like the NFL does. Each season you pit two divisions against each other to get as close to schedule balance as possible. 9 conference games. 2 out of conference games. Each team plays 11 games total.
Each conference has a 4 team playoff (the 4 division winners) on Thanksgiving weekend + the weekend after.
The four conference winners move on to the already established 4 team CFB Championship playoff.
Non playoff bowls remain in tact.
Boom, you have a psuedo 16 team playoff with "decent" balance.
If there's some team who sets the world on fire, and isn't part of the 4 "power" conferences, so sorry.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Attrition||
Either planning on Irvin going pro, or that there will likely be one of the current Sophomores who decide to bounce?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Homecoming||
Always thought this should be a Homecoming thing. Honor the players of the past by having their numbers out on the field again for one home game per season.
Gives the players a chance to still have their own identity and make a name for themselves, possibly becoming a legend jersey down the road.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not good at assessing risk||
Some people are just not good at assessing risk, or perhaps have that "invincible" feeling. It's like the millionaires who get drunk and drive home when they could easily afford a driver for the evening.
If JPP wanted to see things go boom so badly, he could have easily hired some professionals to do it. Instead he did this, and is going to lose Millions in the process. Rightly so.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Negotiate||
Very rarely in life are you paid what you're worth. You're paid what you can negotiate.
We've proven to Nike that we will go get that money if one of their competitors dangles it in our face. If they wanted Michigan back in the fold so badly, they were going to have to make the deal sweet enough to pull it off.
I'm sure there are piles of market research that back up the deal too. Michigan brings a whole bunch of customers to the table that places like FSU simply don't. It will be interesting to see what OSU does when their contract comes up.
EDIT: Oh, and it probably helps that we have an Uber high profile football coach who will now be donning the swoosh everywhere he goes.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Seriously||
The latest prime examples of how some rich people should stay out of sports franchise ownership.
That hubris that leads them to believe that they can brute force their way to the top is fascinating to watch in action though.
I guess it makes sense. What they can offer players is regulated. So Vivek is going to throw bags of money at coaches and front office guys to try and get it done. Good luck, but your only ways to win in todays NBA is to draft a future hall of famer or two, or find a way to lure free agents. The latter is pretty impossible to do in Sacremento.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Burke To SA||
Burke to SA!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||SEC Coaches Be Like||
SEC Coaches when asked about Satelitte camps:
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Terminator 4||
Terminator 4, 8pm on a Friday night showing. A couple shows up with two under 10 year old children and sit on the end of the aisle we're sitting in. We basically served as the other border of the area containing their playing children for 2 hours. I should have charged them for babysitting.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I understood that reference||
I understood that reference. Bravo sir or madam, Bravo.