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|2 days 4 hours ago||It's not like the top||
It's not like the top european players are coming from poor backgrounds with a chip on their shoulder. They're well-off, just like virtually all top tennis players. I think the likely differences are that they're better athletes, and they're training in a way that better prepares them for what it takes to win majors these days. It's not because the Americans are lazy and the europeans are hard-working.
|2 days 6 hours ago||All legitimate problems, none||
All legitimate problems, none of which are nearly as bad as the current problem, in my view.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I agree. I don't blame||
I agree. I don't blame Harbaugh; the rule encourages you to go over the limit becuase you know attrition is likley coming. But if attrition doesn't come naturally, then you're going to have to somehow make it happen. It puts the coaches in a bad situation becuase they can't play it completely safe without giving up an advantage.
The best solution would be to either require that schools never sign enough players that they end up over 85 (or perhaps increase the 85 limit to 90, knowing attrition will bring many schools back down around 85 each year), or -- better yet -- tie the scholarship to the player, not the slot, so that if a player leaves, he does not create an opening. You get to sign 25 dudes a year (or 22, or 27, or whatever number the NCAA thinks is appropriate), and those are your dudes. If they decide to transfer, or quit football, or get hurt, tough nuggets. Try to keep your players on the team, where they wanted to be in the first place.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I agree. I really wish they||
I agree. I really wish they would just modify the rules so you cannot be in this situation.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I've never understood the||
I've never understood the late hit mythology of that game. If there's no late hit, we're still down and probably less than 50-50 to win the game. It was a huge play, but it's not like we were guaranteed to win without it.
|2 days 21 hours ago||It's different now because||
It's different now because the sport has evolved to place a much higher premium on athleticism. In the days of McEnroe, it didn't matter so much. Now it, does. Though, I think the surface and style is the bigger factor. Big serve/big forehand does not win you majors anymore, and that's how you learn to play on american hard courts. All of the great players of the past 15 years have been outstanding movers.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I'm a little skeptical about||
I'm a little skeptical about that. I think a much bigger factor is that playing primarily on clay as a junior (which europeans do and americans do not) provides a better foundation for the dominant style in today's game. Aggressive play is rewarded much less than grinding athleticism in the modern game (mostly because of the differences in strings from the 90s to today, strangely enough).
The other factor is that in many european countries, tennis is the second most popular sport, and gets outstanding athletes playing it. In America, it's fifth at best. Like splitting a recruiting territory among many schools, America splits its athletes among many sports, and top-tier tennis quality suffers.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I'm asleep already.||
I'm asleep already.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Yes. Consider the lobster is a great collection.||
Yes. Consider the lobster is a great collection.
|1 week 5 days ago||Shhhhhh, don't spill the||
Shhhhhh, don't spill the beans, but he (1) clicks each thread, (2) types out some words, and (3) clicks "post."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I bet rr will particularly enjoy running all over that defense.||
I bet rr will particularly enjoy running all over that defense.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Every time I see a picture of||
Every time I see a picture of Partridge I can't help but notice how much he looks like this guy
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Read some David Foster||
Read some David Foster Wallace and you'll be like, "oh, that's where Brian gets it from." And that's a big, big compliment to Brian.
I particularly recommend Roger Federer as Religious Experience (which brian quotes in the linked piece), Consider the Lobster, and 9/11: The View from the Midwest (Which I think is where Brian got the idea to name the App State game "The Horror").
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Truly AWESOME work, guys!||
Truly AWESOME work, guys! You are artists!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Okay, but no one else is||
Okay, but no one else is calling OSU "pro style-esque." That's a spread, dude, TE/H-Back or not.
What people really mean when they say "spread" is either (1) passing spread, or (2) shotgun, run-first spread-n-shred with heavy use of the QB as a run threat. OSU is #2, regardless of whether there's a 4th receiver or a TE/H-back.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Fair. Sorry, didn't mean to||
Fair. Sorry, didn't mean to snark. After looking at that article though, I'd much more trust your opinion on how spready BC's schedule was than any metric from the article.
Also, goes without saying, but thanks for the article. I enjoy this website.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Great post.||
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||I'd be careful about taking||
I'd be careful about taking much out of that Connelly article, and the way you present it here is pretty misleading. It's based entirely on which teams force the greatest percentage of solo (rather than assisted) tackles. I'm skeptical that's correlated with scheme in any meaningful way. Case in point: 2014 Michigan is the 44th "spreadiest" offense on that list. Guess where 2014 OSU is? 84th, just below the spread pantheon that was 2014 Iowa (77th).
I rest my case.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Gotcha. I missed that.||
Gotcha. I missed that.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||I think we started top 5 in 2007. Whoops.||
I think we started top 5 in 2007. Whoops.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think I've ever seen||
I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. To be fair, the guard is pulling around to the right and gets caught going backward, but still.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||At 1:38 they show that||
At 1:38 they show that ridiculous play from the FSU game (it's at 9:16 on WD's every snap video on the board). It's even better from this angle.
That's some Sauron shit right there.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Weren't we aggressive this||
Weren't we aggressive this year?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The future of our program is||
The future of our program is bright, but Urbz just beat us by almost 30 at our place, and has lost 1 regular season B1G game in 4 damn years. I don't think he's running for the hills.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Check out 9:16 of this video.||
Check out 9:16 of this video. That is one of the most ridiculous LB plays I have ever seen.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||FEAR THE 'STACHE||
FEAR THE 'STACHE
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome. You rock, WD.||
Awesome. You rock, WD. Thank you.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I normally hate conspiracy||
I normally hate conspiracy theory type stuff, but does anyone else think there's at least some chance this was an intentional setup? If it was really accidental, wouldn't some producer have been in Harvey's ear to fix it in seconds, before they went through the whole song & dance for the winner? And they were perfectly prepared to catch all of the shocking events on camera without missing a beat.
I bet this is the most attention Miss Universe has gotten in a long time. Coincidence?