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|16 hours 19 min ago||Pump the brakes.||
Pump the brakes.
|22 hours 10 min ago||Not sure how much you can||
Not sure how much you can expect from someone whose screen name is "SECcashnassadvantage"
|2 days 16 hours ago||Sadly, I think this is||
Sadly, I think this is absolutely right, assuming Caris gets a first-round grade from in-the-know scouts.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Every time a referee thinks||
Every time a referee thinks Seattle has committed pass interference, they impart the predetermined, appropriate punishment. Sometimes, there is disagreement of whether the rule has been violated. Here, there is no disagreement that a rule was violated. Thus, some punishment is appropriate.
I have no idea if the rule is uniformly enforced. But it appears that it could lead to at least some advantage (I agree that how much of an advantage is debatable) and thus it warrants some punishment. Whether it aided them in that particular game is totally irrelevant, just the way whether defensive holding aided you on a particular play is totally irrelevant to it being flagged, and punished.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I'm not sure what the||
I'm not sure what the appropriate punishment is, but tacking on an intent requirment would make the rule all but impossible to enforce. It's on the team to make sure their equipment meets the rules. How hard is that?
|2 days 20 hours ago||1) Very low. But that's one||
1) Very low. But that's one person--these data come from a number of ball carriers and compares their fumble rates with different teams.
2) I think everyone agrees that once the ball is out, recoveries are entirely random. But I think there are good data that fumbles in the first place are have very low year-to-year correlation on teams as well. I could be wrong--I can't seem to pull up Brian's analysis that I'm thinking of right now.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I agree it's over the top,||
I agree it's over the top, but I think it's reasonable to want to know why a team's equipment was measured to be in violation of a clear rule, when violating that clear rule could potentially give you an advantage. What's so controversial about that?
|2 days 21 hours ago||I mean, no one else finds the||
I mean, no one else finds the fumble thing concerning? Especially on this site, which champions the notion that fumbles lost is one of the most random stats in football, with very little year-to-year correlation?
I agree the story has been beat to death, but this is serious stuff we're talking about.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I like your screen name||
I like your screen name
|3 days 17 hours ago||He went with the underused||
He went with the underused "holding imaginary suitcase/dumbbell" strategy.
|3 days 17 hours ago||This is totally random, but I||
This is totally random, but I swear in every posed photo of Harbaugh he looks like either a robot or a large carboard cutout of himself. I mean, what is going on with that left arm?
It makes me love him even more.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Thanks guys!||
|6 days 17 hours ago||Nope, but it does provide an||
Nope, but it does provide an opportunity to post this also-not-threadworthy-but-still-awesome tweet:
Harbaugh is pretty much Bo and Lloyd wrapped into one ridiculous person.
EDIT: I fail at embedding tweets. Anyone want to enlighten me? I clicked embed on twitter and pasted the text here...
|6 days 17 hours ago||I actually lol'd at this.||
I actually lol'd at this.
|6 days 17 hours ago||I agreee with you, but one||
I agreee with you, but one nit: why do people keep calling this "the first true national championship"? I mean, there was a 2-team playoff for like 15 years before this year's 4-team playoff. Why is it suddenly legit when it wasn't before?
|1 week 20 hours ago||"I paid some guys off to get||
Here's what made that link worth reading:
That did not come out right.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I wish I could +1 this 10||
I wish I could +1 this 10 times.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I mean, shouldn't news that||
I mean, shouldn't news that other players are also cheating make you more irritated by this? There are two rational responses:
1) Lots of guys are cheating. Maybe the rule is silly and we should get rid of it.
2) Lots of guys are cheating. Maybe we should make the punishment more harsh to deter that bad behavior.
Here's the irrational response:
Lots of guys are cheating. So, it's widespread enough that I don't care about it.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I agree with you. I'm||
I agree with you. I'm surprised so many people are willing to say "well, they dominated the game anyway" and think that excuses violating the rules. It's a pretty bad idea to say that the rules are only enforced when violations actually affect the outcome.
Whether or not the rule is silly, I think it makes sense to have predetermined punishments for violations, and for difficult-to-detect rule violations, the punishment should be disproportionately harsh--it's the only way to deter future misconduct (the same way penalties for paying NCAA players should be very harsh--it's hard for the NCAA to detect and so you need to scare teams away from it with big penalties). I don't know if the appropriate punishment is forfeiting a game, but you can't change the reality that the Patriots violated a rule to gain what they perceived to be an advantage. That always warrants some punishment.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good lord. I was all set to||
Good lord. I was all set to click on this thread and be like "do we really need another thread for a picture of this?" But now that I see it...I mean, wow.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks LSA for helping keep||
Thanks LSA for helping keep this place clean.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think those are pretty lame||
I think those are pretty lame also, though not nearly as bad because they're not as obviosuly derogatory/stupid and are only used occasionally.
|1 week 2 days ago||If there's one single bit of||
If there's one single bit of dignity this board can maintain as it spirals toward the mainstream, I hope it's refraining from using childish nicknames of opposing coaches and players.
Was it ever clever when you read scUM, DickRod, Choke, etc on all the opposing boards? It's not clever here either.
|1 week 3 days ago||I've never quite understood||
I've never quite understood why players who are booted for disciplinary reasons, go on medical scholarship, or transfer should cease to count against the scholarship total. If you bring in lots of questionable guys that are going to break laws and get kicked off the team, tough nuggets, that's the risk you take. Medicals are less the coach's fault, but presumably that would affect all teams equally.
Why not just say, "you get to sign 22 guys a year, and that's it. Those are your guys, and if they leave you don't get new ones to replace them." Or whatever number per year is reasonable to field a team with some attrition. It seems like that would incentivize coaches to keep everyone around that they possibly could.
Maybe that's what Brian meant by changing "from an overall cap to a yearly one"?
|1 week 5 days ago||This is a 2016 offer||
That's a full class that should be legit, assuming Harbuagh has the recruiting cachet we all think he does. This is not a "fill the class" offer; he likes this kid.
|1 week 6 days ago||Question answered. Thanks.||
Question answered. Thanks.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, that's pretty weird.||
Yeah, that's pretty weird. Anyone know if Harbaugh has had a listed QB coach at other stops, and he just serves as the de facto QB coach? Or is this unusual for him?
|1 week 6 days ago||Uh oh. I'm feeling some||
Uh oh. I'm feeling some avatar envy here.
|1 week 6 days ago||There is a clip on the Freep||
There is a clip on the Freep site of Dantonio's talk. He spends a good portion of it parroting off stats about how great MSU has been the past 5 years. Which they have been. But how useful is that to MHSAA football coaches at a clinic?
I am not normally one to criticize opposing coaches & players, knowing that those kinds of comments are usually driven by bias (and often sour grapes). But regardless of the colors he wears, I do not like that man.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||You sound like a whiny child.||
You sound like a whiny child.