- Member for
- 7 years 29 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with much of what you||
I agree with much of what you said. The one thing I think helping Detroit is Gores and Gilbert. They have the money that MLS really needs it's owners to have. Being a DC United fan I see the issues having a "poor" owner puts on the team. DC need a new stadium and need a USL team but can't afford to do both so they keep losing local talent they could develop with a 2nd team. I think MLS because of some issues in the past (Chivas, Tampa Bay, etc.) are still terrified of teams closing and really value owners with big money. These two not only have that but they have run spors franchises successfully (Gores less so but he really bailed out a franchise that was starting to spiral around the drain). That gives these two credibility and Detroit is a sports city that outperforms it's size (look at Tiger attendence numbers). It seems like such a good match and opportunity and I think MLS is going to really push this through as quickly as possible.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Mascot Name||
Nain Rouge? Seems like it'd be cool. Can go for a Cavalier color scheme. Should name the stadium something like the Ward or some other prison punny name. Probably will be called Quicken Loans Field.
This team could be amazing between Gores and Gilbert's money. Use the Michigan Bucks as the USL affiliate for youth players. DSC could have a huge youth devlopement map. Everything in MI + northern Ohio + some of Ontario could be used to claim and devlop home grown players.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Tony Bennett||
Chances aren't great of getting him but he is from the midwest originally and UVA as a university is a mess right now. Maybe? My next 4 in order would be Chris Mack (Xavier), Chris Holtmann (Butler), Archie Miller (Dayton) and then Gregg Marshall (Wichita State).
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Personally I want Nate Leaman||
Young (mid 40's), midwest born and raised and most importantly what he's done at Union then Providence is amazing. Providence should not be winning Hockey East. Union went from bad to ECAC leaders under his watch and are now bottom tier of the ECAC since he left.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Possible to transfer||
Not saying this is the case, but would it be possible to grad transfer a 6th year?
Say Johnson can get into a WMU grad program. Would he be allowed to play there next year?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Some Good Options||
There are some good coaches out there for schools. I don't think there's this real dearth of options.
Tom Herman (HC - Houston), Larry Fedora (HC - UNC), Brent Venables (DC - Clemson), Willie Taggart (HC - USF), Charlie Strong (soon to be ex-HC - Texas), Pat Narduzzi (HC - Pitt), Matt Rhule (HC - Temple), PJ Fleck (HC - Western Michigan). Dave Aranda (DC - LSU), Lane Kiffin (OC - Alabama), Bob Stitt (HC - Montana), Blake Anderson (HC - Arkansas St.), Chris Klieman (HC - North Dakota St.) all could move this winter. If I'm Purdue I'd ask about Stitt and Kleiman. Both have made due with limited talents and both could appeal to the types of recruits Purdue would get.
Aranada would be a great get if there's an unexpected Big Ten opening at say Penn St (if they collapse down the road) or Illinois (if Lovie decides he's not a college guy). But all in all there are some good names on that list. There might only be 1 elite known quantity but there are a couple of elite coordinators too and a bunch of intriguing other options out there. It's just about matching that to the school so you get a good fit.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||He'd be a good fit||
Colorado School of Mines was another high education school where many recruits won't qualify so you won't have a Gary Anderson situation. He'll have low expectaitons and be able to run weird plays and schemes.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Blitz||
I know the QB released the ball quickly so a blitz wouldn't have got home but....
If Thomas has the outside gap for a run (well it'd be an alley if there was a WR out to the left), why not blitz? If Colorado runs outside the tackle he'd be there. If they run away from the tackle, he'd kill any cutbacks immediately and possibly track down the RB sooner. If it's a pass he either gets to the QB or forces the RB to pick him up. If a WR from the right runs across the whole field to his zone then 1) it's a long play and the rush may get to the QB or 2) Clark is sitting behind Thomas anyway. The only issue I could see is if the RB runs past you to your zone but then you can turn and follow.
It seems to me, if you're the outside contain and have no TE/WR to your side of the field, you should also blitz with the idea of run contain being the first goal.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah I agree||
I think the redshirts to be are done for the year. I think in any case, come B10 there are fewer opportunities to run them out there ideally. Sure Rutgers and Maryland are terrible but we still aren't going to play 80 players those games. Those games seem more suited to the backups getting more minutes. Next year starter types.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah that will be the interesting list to see...||
I bet at the end of the year the redshirt list will be much bigger than the current list. Peters, Davis, Walker, Eubanks, Spanellis, Kemp, Uche, Gil, EMB, Mettelus, and Nordin all seem likely to end up redshirting. I think they wanted to give a handful of these guys a little taste of college football and that's why they played.
The questionable list would probably include Crawford, N. Johnson, and McKeon. McKeon seems college ready and has a low ceiling so there is little real cost to playing him. Crawford and Johnson are both talented enough but not really needed as of now. With that said next year's possible WR could be elite so they can maybe eat the cost of a 5th year for that minimal benefit of playing them this year.
I don't know. We should create a new burned redshirt watch list now that B10 season has started.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Short Term vs Long Term||
If this helps us marginally this year some might be okay with it. I just hate when you have seniors that finally start to click and would have been very good with a 5th year.
Just think about Taco, Gedeon, Dymonte Thomas, Hill and Stribling. How nice would it be if they were coming back next year? Sure this assumes they wouldn't enter the draft but how many of these had meaningful contributions as freshmen? Would it be anywhere near what a 5th year would do?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||56-7||
We have to give up a touchdown, right?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Adidas does not stand for that||
Adidas a German company wouldn't use the word soccer. It's an urban myth that makes no sense. The founder was Adolph Dassler. Adi was his nickname and in combination with his last name you get Adidas.
Edited: Sorry for being the 4th response.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Different Standards?||
I think it's fair to have different standards for different things. NC is a US state and the NBA should be able to hold them to a higher standard. I don't see why we can't add some complexity to real life. Ideally, China would be a beacon for freedom and democratization. They aren't. Can I be disappointed with them? Sure. But can't I also ask more from a State that's been a part of a democracy since 1789 (or 1868)?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Double Post||
So important I wrote it twice
|32 weeks 2 days ago||T-Shirt Idea||
You know when you were in elementary school and all the kids drew a picture and they made it a class shirt? Can we please make a shirt like that but with the wolverine drawings and the name below?
I think it'd be hilarious.
|40 weeks 11 hours ago||I DVR sports||
Can start a football game around halftime and can catch up by the end of the 4th quarter. Same with hockey. Hate ads and how they kill the flow of games. If I can catch up to the live stream by the end of a game AND save 90 minutes, that's worth the anxiety of missing a kickoff.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||BPL is fine||
There is a non-English team in the league so calling it the EPL is kinda weird.
There's a remote chance Cardiff come up again so EPL/BPL who cares?
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Two years ago they should have won the league||
Don't know how they are on the rise now. I love Klopp but Liverpool have 2 elite players and one of them is always injured. I think Liverpool won't likely finish any higher next season with Chelsea returning to form.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||It wasn't like he didn't deserve being fired||
His off-field antics definitely justified his firing.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||He's also a racist||
Kind of kills the underdog story when you're caught on tape using racial slurs. This isn't a guy to root for.
|46 weeks 14 hours ago||They are unpaid||
They get benefits but no salary therefore they are unpaid labor.
|47 weeks 12 hours ago||So what? That's just a single factor.||
So more injuries today means pitch counts don't work? Limiting pitch counts would be flawed only if high pitch counts were the sole causation of injuries. Today pitchers might be pitching heavier work loads earlier in life (like pre-teen years) and that shows up in injuries down the road. They could also be throwing harder every pitch. If you have to pitch 9 innings in two days you aren't going to be throwing hard late into the game so it'd be dumb to throw 95+ in the 7th, 8th, 9th inning like you see some starters do. Pitchers might throw more sliders/curves that torque the arm differently making it more likely to be injured. Pittchers might be stronger (to throw faster) and that means they put more wear and tear on the shoulder when they go against their arm strength by rotating the shoulder (slurves do this). You are fighting against a stronger resistance force than less players that didn't do weights 20-30 years ago. Also, Tommy John used to a much more serious surgery so more players may have been steered away from surgery to things like physical therapy.
All in all, pitch counts might be limiting injuries but other factors are overwhelming the benefit pitch count limits bring.
|1 year 4 days ago||Can they just starting giving technicals for it?||
Call it taunting or some other name. Just get it out of the game. It's so overused and so stupid. If you do it once a game that's fine but Sparty does it 15 times a half.
|1 year 1 week ago||Or maybe this offer just was extended to him||
And he had no idea that it was a possibility at signing day? Signing day was the 3rd and this is two weeks later. Maybe Dallas just decided on him this week?
|1 year 1 week ago||Not flimsy||
Johnson HOPES he'll make it in after a prep year. He still might not.
Murphy might have decided not to wait for the spring to sign a LOI. He might want to know where he's going now.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I think putting sports into a larger context is okay||
I think this podcast does a good job of showing the effects of sports into the world we live in, including yes politics and social issues.
To me that makes this post okay.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Onwenu||
Does anyone else see Larry Warford when they look at Onwenu? Both are big guards that still have nimble feet and can move and pull.
Can you imagine pulling him? I feel bad for the LB or S that rushes down and find themselves staring at a 330 guard who's hauling ass.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Start impeachment proceedings for Jim Delany||
Then kick out Rutgers for cause.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||What about Norm Bazin?||
What he did at UMass Lowell is amazing. His first three years there he went to the NCAA tourney which is amazing considering they had won 5 games (and lost 24) the year before he was hired