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|1 day 16 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 11 hours 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 1 day 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||me neither||
and Google was no help
|1 week 6 days ago||Sure...||
But it could just as well yield a larger percentage. What we should expect here is actually a really complicated question.
|1 week 6 days ago||just to be clear||
The victim was a graduate student.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Last year you specified the sport||
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||specify the sport, dude||
Trying to give people heart attacks...
|2 weeks 15 hours 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 17 hours 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 17 hours ago||oops||
In my defense, I got it right upthread 3 minutes before that comment.
|2 weeks 17 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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.)
|2 weeks 6 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 7 hours ago||When do you interview Nuss?||
When do you interview Nuss?
|3 weeks 2 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 2 days ago||You sound hideous.||
You sound hideous.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||click through and see||
The government thinks the issue is that West Point and Annapolis do not encourage reports of incidents like these as effectively as AFA does, not that they have fewer of them. That wouldn't be surprising if it were true, given what we know about campus sexual assault nationwide.
ETA: I didn't realize you were OP. Recall this part:
The Pentagon isn't just bullshitting when it says that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Roofies and gang rapes are not entertainment. Shame on you.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||we were so close||
I was looking forward to a season with no violent criminals on the roster, but I guess you can't have everything.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||IMO Skeeps would be improved||
IMO Skeeps would be improved if it only served Coors Light in pitchers.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Shhhhh||
Don't scare away our recruits with the prospect of having to meet that douchebag.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||ha||
I've never seen this show, but this gif makes me think it was much worse than I was giving it credit for.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Now that you mention it...||
One more round of expansion and BTN will be in the position to dilute its content with shit nobody cares about so completely that it could get taken out of basic cable plans throughout the Midwest without anybody actually caring.