Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|1 week 2 days 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)?
|1 week 2 days ago||Double Post||
So important I wrote it twice
|2 weeks 3 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.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 4 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?
|13 weeks 4 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.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It wasn't like he didn't deserve being fired||
His off-field antics definitely justified his firing.
|13 weeks 4 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.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||They are unpaid||
They get benefits but no salary therefore they are unpaid labor.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|23 weeks 3 days 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?
|23 weeks 5 days 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.
|24 weeks 3 days 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.
|25 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Start impeachment proceedings for Jim Delany||
Then kick out Rutgers for cause.
|26 weeks 1 day 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
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Drew Sharp may indeed write the exact same article tomorrow.||
Like literally the same article.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Pride and Prejudice (remake)||
I read this book in AP English and we recieved extra points for seeing the movie and writing a paper on the differences between the book and the movie. I made a date night thinking the movie would suck for me but my gf would like it because it was girly or whatever (High School logic). However, I liked it a lot. I'm a huge Keira Knightly fan so maybe that's why but I liked the movie.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Who's coaching the defense?||
Is it Billy Powers? If this defense was average we'd be an elite team this year. The scoring is insane. I'm not too worried when we're down a couple of goals and have more than 5 minutes left on the clock.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Can't go down 11-0||
That's just unacceptable in a big game. I don't know how a team can come out so flat so often. After that though, the game looked good. I liked all the back door cutting. We need to do that more often if teams are going to extend their defense to the 3 point line.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||College Baseball?||
College baseball is the EXACT opposite though. Nobody in the B1G cares about college baseball but it's a huge thing in the SEC. The pre-season NCAA rankings have Florida (#1), Vandy (#3), Texas A&M (#5), LSU (#7), Miss St (#11), and Arkansas (#25). The B1G has one team (Michigan, #24). There's also only 1 PAC-12 team (UCLA, #10).
The College World Series is on ESPN non-stop in the spring for a reason.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I think Drew Sharp is lurking on this board...||
|29 weeks 5 hours ago||Not so fast...||
Have you seen Rutgers or the B1G West recently?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Jackson should get promoted||
Let Zordich take over the safety job by himself and hire a new LB coach.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||No that's NHL specific||
We should have a "Pick a Card" of justice for the Big 10.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Just curious||
Why is Mullen not a USC candidate? After the last two coaches full of bravado and a combined 40-21 record (Sark went 12-6 and Kiffin went 28-15), Mullen might be a great pic. USC can recruit by itself, Mullen can develop talent, and has a solid record in a tough conference.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I'm skeptical of it happening||
I'm just using that term because Maryland fans seem to think that's happening. I'm fairly skeptical myself. I think Oregon in a weaker Pac-10 was able to build up (as you mentioned) before Kelly. Maryland has not had that. They're bad right now and that's with a very weak PSU and Michigan not at 100% yet. When Michigan comes online fully, Maryland would have to develop with 3 elite teams in their division, which is more than Oregon faced in their conference.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
But maybe the contract he signed with Miss St (last year?) prevents him from jumping to a SEC team. That's something I'd have put in place if I was their AD.
If I'm Mullen, short of UA dropping millions to make Maryland "Oregon 2.0", I'd rather jump to a place like USC or Miami. Both can be elite programs with good coaching and I think USC might be dying for someone without off-field issues for the job.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||My Ideas on OOC Scheduling||
Michigan played 12 OOC games last season but that includes the B10/ACC matchup which is not scheduled independently by Michigan. Assuming Michigan wants to stay in that 10-12 OOC games a year, here is my plan. Four locals, three regional matchups, and one game against each the A10, MWC, MVC, and WCC gives Michigan 11 OOC games and none of them should be these horrible RPI games. It makes the schedule fairly tough, but with the exception of the regional games (Dayton, Cinncinnati and Notre Dame), Michigan should be favored in every other game. Sometimes Michigan might match up against an elite mid-major but most years that'll be unlikely.
Locals (play each annually or biennially)
Central Michigan (MAC)
Western Michigan (MAC)
I think all of these make sense and should be played regularly. Might have to sometimes miss a year here or there to get the schedule to work but should play as often as possible. These teams don't hurt the PRI and actually are good competition. Playing some of these games at the Palace is a good way to have some "road" or "neutral" games where Michigan fans stil outnumber opposing fans.
Regional (play Dayton/Cinncy biennially, ND and random regional)
Notre Dame (ACC)
The A10 and the American are both solid confrences. Playing potential A10/American champions and/or tournament regulars is a nice RPI boost. These games also get you media coverage in Ohio and Wisconsin. Dayton has averaged 22 wins the last 4 seasons and has had wins in the last two NCAA tournaments. Cincinnati is supposed to be really good this year (Kenpom has them at #14) but they're normally not that good. Last year they went 23-11, won a #8 seed and beat Purdue in OT in the first/second round. They haven't missed a NCAA tournament since 2010 and they normally have a single digit seed (somewhere between 5 and 9 normally). If you beat Cincinatti it's a good win (especially if it's on the road). If you lose, it doesn't hurt your rankings much.
Notre Dame is somewhat difficult to schedule in advance with the ACC/B10 challenge. Obviously can't play them twice in a season. Maybe they could get a deal done with the ACC and B10 to make sure Michigan and ND never face off in the challenge when they're already scheduled. They should have an annual match with ND just to keep the rivalry alive while we wait for the football and hockey rivalries to continue.
I'd like to build up a rivaly with these schools and possible other regional schools like DePaul, Marquette, Butler, Toledo, Valpo, Illinois St., etc. Trading Dayton and Cinni off and adding other regionals when it works gives Michigan a nice regional footprint and adds some spice to the OOC.
A10 Confrence (play one a season, besides Dayton)
The A10 gets it's own section because 1) I always forget it's a Power 7 and listed it before in the mid-majors, 2) they have a bunch of good but not great teams and 3) we never really face these teams outside of tournaments.
The A10 has good team and if we rotate playing various A10 teams it would be a good move for the schedule in terms of both excitment and RPI. It would keep the schedule fresh with new teams on the schedule while guaranting, as much as possible, matchups with teams that have good RPIs. Also, the A10 gives Michigan alums on the East Coast (George Mason, VCU, Rhode Island, George Washington, or St. Joseph's.) and St. Louis (West Virginia of the A10) a chance to see the team. That's always a plus.
Mid Majors (play each confrence once)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State, Northern Iowa, Evansville, Illinois St., Loyala Chicago, etc. Gives Michigan another regional game (except Wichita) and gives us some good mid-majors. Half this conference is ranked 150 or above in the RPI with 3 in the top 75 of Kenpom's rankings.
Mountain West: Boise St., San Diego St., Fresno St., Colorado St., UNLV, New Mexico and Utah State all give Michigan intriguing games. Also, it allows alumni out west to see Michigan when they're on the road.
West Coast Confrence: A very good mid-major confrence with Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary's, Pepperdine, etc. Normally the WCC has a couple of tournament teams (between 2 and 3 a year) which means good RPI numbers. Gives Michigan alums more chances out west. Michigan doesn't often play these teams so it'd add more intrigue to the schedule.