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|6 hours 2 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|7 hours 26 min ago||To Supplement This...||
For help in supplementing this discussion, which I do find interesting, DraftHistory provides the QB-specific data here - LINK - by round, pick, overall position and then name and school. Here is the complete list of QBs that have gone in the first round since 2000:
The most prolific teams regardless of draft position in the same period would be USC, LSU, Georgia and Louisville.
|8 hours 38 min ago||Actually...||
Actually, on a few predictive (not necessarily betting) sites that I've seen, Southern Illinois is the favorite in this game, so if it turns out that Purdue does lose, well, Purdue. Actually, for visual agony, Iowa-Pitt might be a good candidate tomorrow - I have to believe that this game might just cause bouts of hysterical blindness on some series at least.
|9 hours 4 min ago||Massey Ratings...||
If there is any interest at all (I am not fooling myself on the level, of course), Massey has Connecticut in a close matchup perhaps (57% win probability, so not a given, of course), so it could be be about as interesting as an AAC game not involving Tubervile could be, and even then....but anyway.
|9 hours 58 min ago||The Rule, I Believe...||
If I am not mistaken, the rule is that voice communication is the only sort of media communication (e.g., headsets) that they'll allow between the team area and the booth or, where permitted by team management, other designated personnel. Video equipment, for coaching purposes is not permitted in the team area. There is nothing in the college rules, however, which prevents you from being smart enough to figure out which hand signal or placard or whatnot goes with which call.
|13 hours 21 min ago||In Addition...||
There is likely this, of course, but I thought the big obstacle is that UAS aircraft are not currently authorized in Class B airspace, which would mean urban areas and in any area with a dense population of manned aircraft. I believe that was the latest circular, but perhaps it was mainly meant for experimental operations.
|14 hours 48 min ago||The OT Thing Here...||
This would fall under "allowable OT" because pennant races tend to be significant news and there is a large contingent of people on the blog who are also Tigers fans, myself among them. It's not really a "football / hoops" and then "everything else" sort of deal, it just means that more constraints are put on the notion of "allowed OT". No worries here.
|15 hours 20 min ago||Seems Like It...||
When I read that this comment was made last fall, but yet the story comes out in the aftermath of the PSU-Rutgers game, that was my immediate thought too - someone has had enough of the fact that Rutgers basically hired a flaming wreck to guide a flaming wreck out of its financial / philsophical quandaries and the groan-a-minute PR shitshow that has been the result for Rutgers.
|16 hours 20 min ago||No Problem...||
E-mail them to cookle[at]dteenergy[dot]com and I will get them posted in just a few minutes.
|17 hours 15 min ago||The Photos...||
The link in the photos goes to an AOL mailbox, it seems. If you can get the photos into a service like Photobucket or whatnot, you can just paste their auto-generated HTML into the OP while in plain text mode. You can rescale the photos within MGoBlog's interface - 400-ish pixels should fit nicely in the box. Let me know if you need some assistance.
|17 hours 27 min ago||I Was Thinking This...||
It seems like one of the larger themes in all this - if you take into consideration P&G, as well as Pepsi, McDonald's, Visa, Campbell Soup, Anheuser-Busch - and the others that are suspending sponsorships or, as most of them are, voicing serious complaints about the league's handling of domestic violence cases involving their players, it is becoming a referendum of sorts on the current leadership of the NFL.
Even if very few sponsors actually pack up and leave as P&G more or less has here, I tend to think that their mere questioning of the league, its cultural direction and their ties to it is a signifiant moment which has far more consequences for the NFL if it is handledly more poorly than it already has been.
|20 hours 56 min ago||Ah, Friday...||
After about three straight weeks of storm work around here, less a day here and there where I got normal things done, this week has actually been a welcome change. Of course, only this morning do I feel like I have gotten my bearings back, but it's Friday so there's only one day of fretting about which tasks I should accomplish first and then there is the weekend.
Sadly, I will not be at the game this week but I will definitely be watching it on TV - actually, I'll have the house all to myself for most of the game too, which is a bonus. My wife and daughter will be at a baby shower and my son is going somewhere with the in-laws, so me, BBQ, beer and football it is......and no phone or pager clamoring for storm support.
The only planned chore this weekend is cutting down all the fennel and parsley which grew a little too well in one bed. I like light schedules like that.
|1 day 6 hours ago||This Game...||
I think this would be an interesting gam to play with some of the notable members of the MGoBlogerati actually, espcially those that are well-versed in the history of the program. I like to think I am at least well-informed, but that I would do even better at a version of the game which probed why the power might be out in a given neighborhood.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Could Be Worse...||
As disturbing as that was, imagine morphing someone into Mike Mangino. In another universe, if he were still at Kansas and this happened, we would probably be saying, "Drink until you are neurologically unable to process visual information", although the Weis morph cam disturbingly close.
|1 day 8 hours ago||A Bit Of A Grind...||
For the most part, KSU's defense is not making this easy for Auburn - the Tigers are getting a shade under 5 yards per play on average right now. This is the first team they've run into that has some ability to, you know, get in front the play and stop people and take them out of warp, if you will.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Getting It Now...||
So, anything with a Smurf in it involves a short screen, Batman can dictate run depending on his position on the poster and Spiderman means that Malzahn will gyrate on the sidelines imploring the center judge to spot the ball so "super tempo" can proceeed unabated. I think I am decoding this right.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Inner Ditka...||
I think you have to respect Gus Malzahn for channeling his inner Mike Ditka with the sweater tonight. It definitely allows him to dance up and down the sideline finding innovative hand gestures to say, "EVEN FASTER!" with a freedom that sleeves would not allow.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Similar Message...||
To be fair, the comment about "true fans", in my understanding (and I could be reading too much into it - I just didn't get the sense that it was the sort of slam some people thought it was), was far more about the unnecessary attacks players were experiencing on social media, so while the use of "true" was perhaps not the best here, I think he was trying to put the responsibility squarely on the staff, much like he is doing here. Hoke has been very consistent - really from the beginning - in this message that public criticism should be directed at him and his staff, not the players. I don't mind coaches trying to stand up for their teams like that really.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Ferry Field...||
Well, I knew about Ferry Field because we spent a week this summer getting conduit runs out of there and rerouted in advance of the area being regraded and paved, so the University was perhaps banking on some of this work happening regardless. Still, it all looks very nice - as WD mentions about, I think there was an article when all this was initially proposed that made it out to be a 7-year, $250 million series of renovations if the whole package were to be approved.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Looking At It This Way...||
I was hoping someone would lay it out like this actually as it is condensed somewhat, and yes, there are a few games that aren't there, if you will, which will hopefully reduce overall stress on the road somewhat. Wisconsin at the Kohl Center is playing on the event horizon of the black hole from basketball cannot escape, so not going there is a bonus.
|1 day 15 hours ago||In Addition...||
I believe the Museum has actively campaigned to preserve at least a portion of the plant for the new permanent home of the Yankee Air Museum, and judging from a drive-by a few days ago, they are ignoring one part of the plant as they demolish the rest of it. I don't know if that's a temporary stay pending adequate funds for purchase or if they actually have secured that portion of the old facility though.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
If the Rutgers we're talking about here is the Rutgers that played a Penn State team with an anemic offense and lost 13-10 in part thanks to Gary Nova's 5 INTs, then it's very difficult for me to see that game as a loss right now. We can talk about a less-than-great road record for Michigan recently, and perhaps much of this is me being more sensitive to statistical comparisons than just win-loss records, but on most metrics, Rutgers is....not good to middling at best. No road game is easy, but from a statistical standpoint, Rutgers and Northwestern are the easiest remaining road games given what we know right now.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Very Cool...||
The last #Eating campaign was pretty awesome, and I certainly will donate to it again. I was actually kind of amused by how they drew out how many backers they were looking for relative to gameday attendance - that was great way to put what the needed level of support is for the project.
Now, the question is - do I jump at the opportunity to teach Vincent Smith chess or do I go for the kayaking down the Huron?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Scope...||
It depends on the scope really - if it is just Michigan games, then the stats archive goes back to 1949, I believe, but ESPN has gmes going back to the early 2000s if you search them. Most of the team pages are still active in their original format, I believe, so if you needed stats, you could copy and paste from their site like that. I think the team pages go back for several years as well.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Other Lornes...||
Wolverine goalie Lorne Howes registered 46 saves in the final to earn tournament Most Outstanding Player honors.
Voted for Michigan but mainly because of other people named Lorne doing good work. We need to stick together, man.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Same Here...||
I am in the same boat. I will be 46 and 49 respectively when these game are played, but I am pretty sure I could muster the energy to hang about for a night game if one of these came to be one. Like someone said though, it is a bit of a shame that these sorts of meetings between storied program haven't been all that common recently, and now we have to wait for them...as in, a decade or so for them.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I Bet They Are Tired Of It...||
Other students said they were tired of Winston's off-the-field behavior. Tyler Wendlend, a freshman, said Winston should know to lay low.
After everything else in which Winston has been said to be involved, I certainly don't blame students for being a bit weary of having the antics of one player serve as a terrible distraction and to have their school be in the spotlight on what seems like a monthly basis sometimes. I imagine the team is pretty sick of it too for the most part, but I do agree with others here - this is more than I thought FSU might do.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Some Other Numbers...||
It's difficult to say much based on the fact that the Utes have played only Idaho State and Frenso State. On the surface, their rushing defense in two games would look impressive:
Yards per rush - 1.4
Rush attempts per game - 40
Rushing yards per game - 55
That really says much more to me about their competition to date being awful at this aspect of offense. The passing defense stats:
Yards per pass - 7.1
Pass attempts per game - 40
Pass yards per game - 283
Those are actually closer to bottom tier - granted, that's two games, so average of two numbers, strength of conclusion...blah blah...
|2 days 17 hours ago||Can Confirm...||
As Manager, Detroit Region Coping Beverage Distirbution & Mixing, I can definitely confirm that there have been periodic demand spikes throughout the last couple seasons. The only upside is that the crews hoofing it from tailgate to house to tailgate with those drinks do get tons of OT in, so the checks aren't bad.
|2 days 18 hours ago||The "Joe-Out"...||
The "Joe-out" is not sponsored or associated with Penn State University, and Stannell said there's no veiled message being sent by the fans.
Other than the message that they either cannot or do not care to understand why this is not a good choice (not to mention an insensitive and thoughtless one) under any circumstances and that the cult of personality surrounding Paterno still persists despite its focus being deceased, right? "We are..." indeed. *facepalm*