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|3 hours 42 min ago||Coming Back To Bite Perhaps...||
I think that, by the rules of "juju", the culprit's next exam will have a section where the answer is either "Bobby Williams" or "John L. Smith", depending on the painful (for them) moment in Spartan football being described. Their next bluebook will be the answer to this - explain the following: "That's a dang coaching mistake."
|3 hours 54 min ago||Don't You Know Me...||
Offray, a backup cornerback, will have to pay an additional fine for hampering the investigation by attempting to use his friend's name at the jail before quickly admitting his real identity -- and thus dodging a felony.
Wow, there's a friend you want to have in Offray. Anything more serious and he's probably throwing Mike Gundy under the bus. Actually, he should have tried that here just to see how well it would go over. Go big or go home in these situations.
|12 hours 37 min ago||The Time Is Past...||
"I've been called the N-word so many times this year," Gardner told the Detroit News. "One guy told me I was the N-word, and said, 'I know N-words can't play quarterback.' And I was like, 'Are we not past this?' Say what you want about my skill, but come on."
Like someone mentioned, this sad phenomenon is not unique to this fanbase, but let me just reiterate that anyone who states a similar racist belief on this blog will be sent to Bolivia, then banned, and then have his/her belongings peed on by a horse with the runs. It is incredibly sad that in 2014 there are still such a**holes out there and worse that they have had access to social media.
|14 hours 13 min ago||Ah, Yes...||
This was the second game I took my wife to actually - the first was Braylonfest.
Another classic Mike Hart performance, of course - 36 carries, 218 yards and 1 rushing TD. As I recall from the boxscore (for some reason I remember it), Chad Henne accounted for the other half of the offense that day with something like 3 TDs. I believe there was one pick too. Two week later, if I remember, was "TOUCHDOWN MANNINGHAM!"
|15 hours 53 min ago||Even Though....||
Even though you used the sarcasm tag, the answer probably actually involves some stats, just not necessarily football stats. Life's weird like that, even taking into consideraton, well, stats.
|17 hours 7 min ago||Massey Simulator...||
The base matchup (i.e., if you played a random game) on Massey's simulator actually slightly favors the Royals, but if you keep running the best of seven simulator the Giants actually win most of the time in their simulations interestingly enough. As for me, I would tend to lean with the Giants based on the numbers (probably in six), but part of me is at least interested in seeing if the Royals can chuck the numbers and pull it off.
|17 hours 23 min ago||At Least Before...||
My own take on this involves my own acculturation into Michigan fandom really, but growing up, the order for most everyone I knew was OSU, ND and then MSU and it was pretty unwavering save for the years that ND went on the odd hiatus (now a long, odd hiatus of course). It seemed to match the perception of the teams at the time - OSU was virtually always neck-and-neck with us in the conference, ND was the premiere OOC game most years and MSU was a game with a team that was occasionally competing basically.
Without ND, I think it becomes - by tradition - OSU and MSU, but it seems like it has been a 1A and 1B relationship in more recent years.
|21 hours 28 min ago||10 Years, Eh?||
I am thinking that this deserves some sort of catered affair with an open bar as well, along with speeches from regulars both past and present plus a presentation of completely made up awards by the staff to various MGoDenizens.
|1 day 32 min ago||Run Its Course...||
At 29 downvotes and descending, I think this is another CC thread that has run its course when it comes to the usefulness of the replies and it would be difficult to salvage anyway...
CC: Any Chance John Harbaugh comes to UM and keeps Brady on Staff with Mattison?
|1 day 14 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, of course, there was not a whole lot of reason at the time to believe that things would be any different for MSU, so there is that - Dantonio was not exactly a name at the time. You can't really project the last seven years back and say that it was not a reasonable conclusion when in 2007 we were absent those seven years of data at the time. Hindsight is always 20/20, right?
|1 day 16 hours ago||Offensive FEI...||
I saw this thread and looked up offensive FEI numbers for explosive, methodical and value drives and the rankings are as follows over the last couple years:
The value drives are the drives which begin in Michigan territory, in this case, and at least get to the opponent's thirty yard line. The methodical drives are the drives which last more than 10 plays. The explosive drives are drives where the plays average 10 yards or more.
I'll be honest - I can live with being third quartile in explosive drives so long as you can manage the other two on a semi-regular basis, but I wonder...
|1 day 18 hours ago||Optimism...||
I think a fair number of people here were in the 9-3 or 8-4 camp (with an undercurrent of 7-5 and 6-6 folks), and based on what the general consensus was at the time regarding the schedule and the optimism about a new OC and - dare we dream - development on the OL with a dedicated scheme in place, it was a pretty reasonable guess. That's just the data - the smidge of data - we had at the time.
I was one such person, and that's fine really. Having seen the season play out to date and to see our estimated prospects of bowl eligibility currently sitting aroung 15% per Massey's new numbers, yeah, obviously the outlook is quite adjusted with game data now insertable.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Saving His Job...||
Others have touched on it, but at this point, I don't think any landmark hire necessarily equates to forgiveness in the case of David Brandon. The problems are larger than just the performance of the football program and things like the monetization of tradition, the disrespect that comes from longtime season ticket holders and others being treated merely as consumers, and what amounts to rather cold attitude towards the people who cheer for this program are symptoms of a bigger disconnect in the department. There's no guarantee that this changes even with a big name hire short of Brandon either being effectively neutralized as a director somehow or simply let go.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The Methodical Drives....||
Actually, the rankings for Explosive, Methodical and Value drives for Michigan State seem to pain an interesting picture. They are #86 in explosive drives at 0.161, which is the percentage of drives averaging 10 yards per play or more, but #3 in methodical drives at 0.016 - that is the percentage of drives averaging 10 plays or more. MSU is also in the top 25 in value drives, or the percentage of plays that at least reach the 30 yard line. If there is a weakness in there, and we saw it in the Indiana game, it is the odd explosive play. Our chances are not great, of course, but there are avenues to make it interesting perhaps anyway.
|2 days 15 min ago||Embed For The Board...||
Back in the day all the way down to Brandstatter and Lane doing this game....
|2 days 3 hours ago||The Projection....||
Well, if nothing else, the projection over at Massey has us scoring a couple times anyway despite giving us an estimated 8% probability of winning this game. They are going with the 35-14 median projected score based on their simulation. I think the Sagarin ratings might have painted a similar picture of a potential 3 TD underdog too.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Great And Popular...||
Not only a great event, but a popular one as well. I believe the HOCR regularly draws a few hundred thousand now, bolstered some by the fact that there is typically some international representation in the regatta as well. Does anyone know if we've we got a team in the Head Of The Schuykill as well?
|2 days 15 hours ago||Looking At Highlights...||
It seems like 22 carries, 127 yards and 1 TD in the modern NFL running game is doing it to an Ohio team with authority, and so much the better. Glad to see him starting and immediately being the impactful player we knew he could be. If the change in the athletic department came with that smile, well, who has been able to argue with that smile?
|2 days 17 hours ago||Like Kirk Said....||
"I...HAVE HAD...ENOUGH OF..YOU!"
|2 days 18 hours ago||Playoff Picture...||
ESPN's estimate of the playoff picture is here - LINK
In their opinion, if we started the playoff today, 3 SEC teams and 1 ACC team (guess who) would be in it. The 3 SEC teams would be Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss. The next four out would be Auburn, Notre Dame, Oregon and Michigan State. Interestingly, the resume ranks on ESPN are quite varied, to say the least.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I Miss Denard Too...||
I particularly miss "finding a gap" looking more or less like this....
|2 days 22 hours ago||For Anyone Interested...||
I'll just respond to this but it is a general note to the board - if anyone is in fact interested in the scholarship limitation for official sports at NCAA member institutions for both men and women, that listing is here - LINK. It also makes the disctinction between head count and equivalency sports towards the bottom of the page and explains how the distribution works.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Morning Cleanup...||
There are two threads which are not going very well and probably will continue to not go well just based on the reaction they are getting for the most part....
ND loss Schadenfreude
What ever happened to the Big Ten I used to know?
|3 days 2 hours ago||Interestingly...||
I would just like to be on record as saying that - quite interestingly - this is the second time someone has created a "CC: Lance Leipold" thread. I believe that he had brief stints at FBS schools as an assistant at some level (I think Wisconsin was on of those schools), but the fact that a DIII coach has now come up twice like this is a very MGoBlog moment.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Crafty Indeed...||
A crafty exchange of punts in the FSU-ND game, but it is OK because the two dudes covered in glitter are single-handed providing illumination to their entire section. Someone is definitely getting some sort of poisoning in the student section tonight down in Tallahassee.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Comprehensive List...||
Your 8 PM and beyond games games -
Florida State / Notre Dame - ABC
Washington / Oregon - Fox Sports 1
Iowa State / Texas - Longhorn Network
Nevada / BYU - ESPN2 (10:15 PM Eastern)
Stanford / Arizona State - ESPN (10:30 PM Eastern)
Hawaii / San Diego State - CBS Sports (10:30 PM Eastern)
That last one has huge playoff implications in an alternate timeline.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Some Answers...||
I can't really speak for whoever in fact removed that diary, but there informal parameters that have nothing to do with the content of the opinion per se. Many times, you'll see a diary which is contrarian but well-constructed and makes its point quite well and while those may get downvotes because some merely use the mechanism for anything they don't like, it will also get respect even from its detractors.
Having now read the diary entry again, I dare say it didn't really meet the parameters / standards of something that should have been in the diary section (again, it's more about how you say it, not always what you say there).
As for the other question, if a user is caved, then their account and posts both disappear. If someone is merely blocked, they cannot posts but their history remains.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I Have To Ask...||
I have to ask now if Kevin Sumlin thought "WE'RE GONNA DIE" was a viable way to approach the Alabama defense, because if that was the overarching theme for the Aggies, it's working really, really well.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Oh Wow...||
...and Connor Cook throws a dart right to Indiana's LB Scales and now the Hoosier's have somewhat short field even after a rather inane penalty. Of course, Tevin Coleman grills the defense and puts Indiana right in front from the original spot before the foul.
Wow. Diamont on the keeper and TD Hoosiers.
Can we try out this gameplan for ourselves maybe? Should we ask Kevin Wilson nicely?
|3 days 18 hours ago||Should Be Gone...||
I had to delete the entire chain, but it should be fixed now. Actually, I didn't see the video at all on this end but I could get the audio for some reason. I wonder if that was a laptop / phone format difference.