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|1 day 3 hours ago||9-3 seems pessimistic||
Given the breakdown, which I more or less agree with, I'm surprised you're solid at 9-3 and not split between that and 10-2.
I'm typically exceedingly optimistic on the eve of a new season, and this time I'm trying to talk myself out of 11-1. I have ND leaning to win, MSU a tossup with all they lost to graduation, and OSU a tossup pending QB developments. We don't lose all the rivalry games all the time. I know sometimes we lose some of the gimmes, but I think this team overachieves until a serious bowl opponent puts us in our place.
|1 day 3 hours ago||speak not of this evil||
You shut your mouth right now.
|1 day 20 hours ago||wow||
This may be the best thing on the internet that ever gets anybody insta-banned.
|2 days 3 hours ago||"all types of fuck words"||
I agree with the Deadspin author that "all types of fuck words" is fun to say.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Something so unimportant,||
it is only several thousand times more important than minor changes to football uniforms.
I congratulate you, sir, on your utter irrelevance.
|2 days 5 hours ago||O: Chesson and Smith D:||
O: Chesson and Smith
D: Countess and Ross
|2 days 5 hours ago||good name||
I'm a Tor, baby.
I matter, baby.
I made our baby.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Graphics awesome; discussion representatively difficult to parse||
I'm with some previous commenters on two things: the graphics are awesome, and the discussion is hard to follow.
Graphics: the only improvement I can think of would be to merge all the images into one giant pdf so I can click it and zoom in on it and scroll around, without having to hit 'back' to find the next image whenever I want to compare something. (I could just open all of them in tabs, but I'm lazy.)
Discussion: one thing that's made the Draftageddon posts harder for me to read as the series went on is that you guys are now writing kind of like professors who have forgotten what your students don't know. I read most of the Draftageddon posts, but I still don't remember who Michael Rose or Theiren Cockran are. It'd be much easier to read if guys got long titles like "Nebraska MLB Michael Rose (0th rd, Tom VH)" or "Minnesota DE Theiren Cockran (32nd rd, Heiko)" or whatever for their first mention in each post. [NB: good thing I Googled Theiren Cockran just now, because I assumed he played for MSU until I checked.] There were definitely diminishing rewards for me as time went on with this series because each time somebody forgets to put a name on who's drafting or snarking or whatever, I'm lost, and I don't want to put in the effort to scroll up and figure out which team this must be, given that it has DG at QB, etc. There's just a *lot* to track and that requires a *lot* of signposting.
Anyway, it's a hell of a service to go through all this, and I hope you keep doing it one way or another for that mythical future offseason where I have enough free time to process everything.
ETA: Can all the information you've created be compiled on a team-by-team basis, so we can read everything you've got to say about the individual players on, say, Michigan State, perhaps as that game approaches? I know you'll repackage the information in the preview, but maybe there could be an additional post that just chronologically collects a significant amount of what you've said about each player on any given team. That might be a way for us to follow the snarking about any individual guy through the series, as you refer back to earlier episodes of snark that are, for most of us, pretty vague memories.
|1 week 3 days ago||different opinion||
I'm happy as long as Miller keeps earning starts at C.
If Miller is really better than Glasgow at C, our worst case scenario is that we have Kalis as a 6th OL. Assuming Kalis can play either G spot in an equally mediocre way, then we'd be in a position where, in case of an injury, Mags could take over for Cole, or Kalis could take over for Mags or Glasgow, or Glasgow could take over for Miller. The only possible spot where we could lose 1 OL and not have a serviceable backup is at RT, though maybe even there you can just shuffle Mags over and have Kalis draw into the lineup at LG.
That, perhaps sadly, would give us more serviceable depth than last year, which is ok by me. I know not everyone agrees that Miller at C is a good sign but I just don't see a scenario where he's starting at C over Glasgow without being the best center on the roster. We just aren't that hard up for guards.
|1 week 4 days ago||...||
I am willing to bet you can find at least one difference between a 4-year scholarship and a lifetime degree guarantee if you try really hard.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||me neither||
and Google was no help
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sure...||
But it could just as well yield a larger percentage. What we should expect here is actually a really complicated question.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||just to be clear||
The victim was a graduate student.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Last year you specified the sport||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||specify the sport, dude||
Trying to give people heart attacks...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is correct||
Yes, but I don't think that's a deviation from their historical range, and the populations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming are, as far as I know, healthy. (A ranger at Glacier National Park told me a couple of summers ago that wolverines were regularly sighted there.)
I used to think that rarely reported sightings of wolverines further into the US were evidence that wolverines were in trouble, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service makes it sound like, for all we know, there weren't ever breeding populations further south than the current range. If you think about it, on the one hand, how long it's been since a wolverine wandered down into Utah or Michigan or California or Colorado does seem like a pretty arbitrary measure of species health. But on the other hand, as we've seen with questions about the health of wolf populations in Michigan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is not immune to massaging the evidence to support a politically favored outcome.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They're extinct in Michigan||
They're extinct in Michigan and the population was once very low in the 48 contiguous states, but I think they've been doing well in Canada and Alaska forever.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||oops||
In my defense, I got it right upthread 3 minutes before that comment.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The football team isn't the||
The football team isn't the legal system. He has a presumption of innocence in the legal system, even if he gets charged as an accomplice (as he should be, based on the video, IMO). But on the football team I see absolutely no problem with suspending any player anywhere near a fight involving other players, especially when, as I think happened here, a player is involved in setting someone up to be assaulted by a teammate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, how much time do you||
Dude, how much time do you spend around teenagers? You know as well as I do that Jones stepped to the other side to keep the guy's eyes on him and off York.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Suppose you're right and he's||
Suppose you're right and he's merely getting out of the way. How is getting out of the way of your teammate so he can assault someone who isn't even looking at him instead of intervening to stop it not worth a suspension?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
That's Da'Mario Jones, there's some discussion upthread, and he should be suspended from the team and charged as an accomplish, IMO.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree||
It looks to me like Jones sees York and steps to the other side to distract the guy. Notice his reaction after the punch, too: instead of grabbing York and pulling him away, he backs up slowly and walks away like he knew it was coming. So I also think he should be charged as an accomplice and suspended from the team pending further investigation.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm taking the after||
They've dealt with it through camp. I think they punt on the decision until after camp to make it look like throwing him off the team is the result of their process instead of a reaction to mounting public pressure based on the video.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
It looks to me like Jones steps to the other side to help set the guy up for it. I'm not sure why he isn't suspended, too, pending further investigation.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with this comment.||
The one episode of gun violence I've witnessed was similar: a teenager pulled out a gun and started firing with zero buildup and no warning.
(Yes, it was in Detroit. No, that does not justify whatever horrible thing you now think you can say.)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You might want to dig a||
You might want to dig a little deeper in your memory for things Taylor is alleged to have done if you have a particular problem with victimizing women.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||When do you interview Nuss?||
When do you interview Nuss?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Wow||
I didn't realize almost half of our defensive starters will be seniors. If the DTs can be average and we get an adequate second safety out of all the contenders, we should have our best defense in as many as 8 years.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You sound hideous.||
You sound hideous.