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|5 weeks 6 days ago||Same Reasons||
Same reasons tha the Atlanta Braves are moving out of Atlanta. Take your product closer to the people who spend money on your product.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Music||
Missed music opportunity:
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
Also the glory of Sling is that I can just log in to my account and add/remove services ad hoc without having to talk to some sales rep who is reading a script to try and sell me shit I don't want.
I added the $5 sports package to my Sling last night once I noticed the Tennessee game was close in the 2nd half. In under 2 minutes I was watching SEC network and didn't have to speak to a single person.
This is the way these services should work. Hopefully the likes of Sling and Playstation Vue push these caveman thinking cable companies into the 21st century.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Still cheaper||
I just moved and Charter wanted to charge me (their promotional rate) $150 per month for Internet + Cable on 3 TVs. That was the "holy shit" package that had about 400 channels I'll never watch. They wanted $110 for their "basic" package on 3 TVs.
Just internet was $40 for the promotional. I usually only get the $25 Sling package during non sports season. I'll up it to the $45 for the next few months. And I can watch it on 4 or 5 devices for no extra fee like cable. And I can watch it on any device unlike cable. I don't need a crappy power hogging cable box unlike cable. Couple Chromecasts and I'm good to go.
I'm probably going to check out Playstation Vue as well. Their $45 package gets you BTN.
HD antenna + Tablo makes it so you can DVR and stream OTA TV to all devices in your home.
There are some large up front costs to cord cutting, but once you go about 5-6 months, you get into the black.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||MRW I finished reading this||
MRW I finished reading this.
|16 weeks 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
|18 weeks 6 days ago||The secret ingredient||
The secret ingredient is love.
|18 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.
|28 weeks 2 days 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.
|38 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.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||There is no Easter Bunny.||
There is no Easter Bunny.
|46 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.
|52 weeks 9 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.
|1 year 9 hours 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.
|1 year 4 days ago||Image from the future||
Footage of DJ 3 years from now if/when that happens:
|1 year 6 days 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.
|1 year 8 weeks 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."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'm not okay||
I'm not okay with discussing this in week 7.
|1 year 10 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It's live||
It's live so he's answering them as he can get to them.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||:(||
|1 year 14 weeks 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 16 weeks 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 16 weeks ago||He who laughs last||
He who laughs last probably didn't get the joke.
|1 year 18 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 18 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 19 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 21 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 22 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.