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|1 hour 50 min ago||It's Interesting...||
This is actually something that I've thought about as well in that I did wonder about the question - "Did MSU see our gameplan against Ohio State and say to themselves, 'That.'?" We will never really know - maybe coaches do the "let's try what they did" thing sometimes, but it is hard to say how much that influences in-game decisions because it isn't their game against you.
Without going back through the entire body of passing yards allowed on Ohio State, I would think that our performance and MSU's performance (451 yards and 304 yards respectively) might be right up there when it comes to sad displays by Ohio State this year. As of today, in fact, theirs is now the #115 pass defense per TeamRankings. Other teams had showed Ohio State as exploitable in the air, but we might have done the most surgical job of this.
Interestingly, Ohio State also put up 273 yards on the #1 rush defense - a shade over three times what State would typically give up in a game.
|2 hours 19 min ago||Over At SBNation...||
|3 hours 13 min ago||Despite The Snow...||
I am impressed that there has been even 225 yards of offense in this game between both teams. There are 4-6 inches on the field apparently, depending on where you're standing. The level of play in such adverse conditions has been fairly impressive, at least to me.
|3 hours 23 min ago||Where It Was Left...||
Oh, several people in the thread gave some rather compelling reasons about why it should go, although more by their behavior (this includes you) than by the content of the replies per se. As JGB said, it was toxic, negative and geared to pick a fight with the board. Per Friday's directive, such things will not stand. I left the remarks in the thread, which I then removed. That's the beauty of it.
|4 hours 13 min ago||Minor Note But Intriguing...||
Not that it really matters at this point, but Ohio State actually did get individual votes as low as 12th, 13th and 15th. The low end of Michigan State votes was 7th, 8th and 9th. Interestingly, in both cases, the same person is responsible for the lowest ranking among all the votes.
|4 hours 21 min ago||Here's The Image...||
....and it is actually pretty funny.
|5 hours 23 min ago||Well, Not Quite That...||
It won't get quite that treatment unless it is a way over the top remark, but what I have tried to do off and on throughout the day - in the background - is delete such complaining in certain threads, especially when it not relevant to the intent of the thread. Repeat offenders may get thumped - I do keep a spreadsheet of names.
|6 hours 50 min ago||Using Massey...||
All things equal, Massey would predict Michigan to have 32% against Georgia and 39% against KSU, although the Georgia matchup may have a practical edge because of their injury situation. The predicted median score for the theoretical KSU matchup would be 34-31, so possibly a close and manageable game there as well. Either might prove interesting.
|6 hours 56 min ago||"Several Cycles"...||
Admittedly, part of me is going on a sesne of, "It took forever to get this far, so we're stuck with it for a bit", but I would be willing to give this a fair shot - just to see the quality of the selections (there's something that will be an interesting debate this time next year) - because I would like to see how it goes even if I would probably prefer the 8-team model myself.
|7 hours 12 min ago||I Realize...||
Oh, It wouldn't be at all an effective strategy, nor would I expect anyone to listen. The problem with burning treated materials like that are simply the first thing that come to mind for me, but then I make no claims about being a normal human being either, so there is that. It is just that when you read the tables for toxicity from off-gases created by the ignition of things like stain treatments or thermal insulation, it would dampen the joy for me. Perfectly happy with others celebrating as they will.
|7 hours 32 min ago||May Never Know...||
It may not add much here, but there is a special writeup on the OSU athletics site for Hall - obviously done long before this year's iteration of the game - called "Changed Man", which highlights Hall's struggles with school and earning a starting spot on the roster. When Meyer talks about Hall not being that person, maybe there is something to that in the grand scheme.
I had thought, however, that it was the double bird that clearly irritated Meyer more than the result of the fight even. If there was a deciding factor, it might have been that. He's not obligated to share his rationale for keeping Hall out of this game (save for a few snaps - I thought I saw him at one point, but I could be wrong), so we may never really know.
|8 hours 23 min ago||So Much Fail Probably...||
That there is a photo gallery of such a thing is somehow sad in itself, but I believe that photo 5 of 9 in the gallery - shirtless man carrying a torch - seems like it is something that likely happened moments before a corresponding FailBlog submission. Actually, many of these photos do, including the burning of a random shirt because shirts obviously make a nice starter for the larger fire.
The one thing that really worries me is that most couches are loaded with treated materials, so because burning polyurethane - for example - produces trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide (among other toxins), it isn't exactly a smart thing to willfully do.
|9 hours 21 min ago||Other Models...||
I believe it was Business Insider in an article last month that posited a model for an 8-team playoff wherein you had the conference champions from the power conferences (ACC, Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, Pac-12) plus three at-large bids which would come from wherever basically (probably runner-ups, other conferences, etc...). All of it would be committee-driven anyway, so the bids for at-large spots could be a fun debate in themselves. It would be intriguing, in my opinion, but I am also in favor of waiting to see how the first several cycles of the new format play out before we start clamoring for an expanded playoff.
|10 hours 32 min ago||He Gets His Wish...||
Well, at least Jim Delany got his expressed wish, so I will perhaps give him this. He finally got (on his third attempt, no less) a Big Ten Championship game that a lot of people were watching because of the implications it might have on the NC picture. For the first two years, he actually did say that the Big Ten was merely working with what it had in an interview, but this one was being talked about on a much broader level.
|10 hours 52 min ago||As A Thread Note...||
As a minor note in this thread, if some of the comments seem a little out of place with regards to what the person above them said, it is because a certain user was shown the door for being way over the top with negativity and general ill will towards their fellow MGoBloggers.
When it comes to the game itself, like others, I simply watched this game with the fan in me mostly unplugged, but I will admit to having cracked a small smile when MSU scored for the second time in the 4th quarter.
|10 hours 59 min ago||A Little Cleanup...||
Gus Johnson just called MSU "little brother" on national TV
A little early morning cleanup here - as amusing as this was, this might not be the best meme to have on the board right now, for as some of the comments indicate, it brings up some old gripes with Mike Hart, life, etc...
"Burn the couch" fan sign
Nothing too terrible about this one, but making an executive decision to keep some more generalized content on the front of the board for now. That, and there is now a thread reporting the actual fallout from the win, so if someone wants to repost the picture of the sign, you could probably do so there.
Marcus Hall didn't play. So now what does the MGoBoard say?
Yeah, this should probably come down now that Section 1 is starting to cross the line and get personal with people. I apologize, but it was generally combative in its approach as a thread and I think enough has been said in there at this point that it can come down. I left it so the error could be explained to the OP, and I believe it was done sufficiently - you can't call out the board and then feign superiority. Such a thread will never go well.
|18 hours 37 min ago||Interesting Moment...||
Langford's run makes me think that, if Ohio State should be too proud to accept the lead and opt to return it on this drive, there would be something rather laughable about that predicament.
...and I'll agree with Fox here - Dan France pretty much minimized the opportunity to get a first down. If they go for this first down, it will be an interesting pivot point in the game certainly.
...and wow, Cook keeps on the option. First down MSU.
|18 hours 57 min ago||I Did See It...||
As with most veteran users with otherwise clean records, I will have an offline chat with them if they are amiable to such a thing. Because this thread might invite similar replies and should probably come down to help make the board "feelings neutral" for now, I will do this too.
More Obnoxious Fanbase - Ohio or Lil' Bro?
This is the thread in question, for the record (and because the bosses want to see such things).
|19 hours 5 min ago||And There We Go...||
That's run blocking for you....rushes of 18, 6, 24, 3 and 8 yards with a pass in there to boot with the result being a TD. Nice little drive indeed, I will give Meyer & Co. that anyway. The consequence here is that Michigan State is only 32 yards from giving up 300 yards, which for them would be rarely traversed territory.
|19 hours 26 min ago||This Game...||
So, Duke had 94 yards of offense on 36 plays, which is probably somewhat in line with what people thought may happen, but perhaps the zero points are something of a surprise. Surely, Duke could have had an FG somewhere....anywhere? No?
|19 hours 32 min ago||Slowing Them Down...||
Not a lot of teams could say that giving up 6.60 yards per snap was a subpar performance, but that's what MSU is doing right now on defense. As a result, the Ohio State rushing attack has been slowed to only 111 yards at the half, which is probably about what most of us expected would happen with a very stingy rushing defense up against them.
|21 hours 11 min ago||If There Is Interest...||
Your matchup stats:
|21 hours 42 min ago||Interesting Result...||
How does this get called - "good punt, handled badly, Mizzou ball at about the 3 yard line" ? Something like that. In any case, it doesn't seem like six minutes and some change means anything in this game anyway.
|22 hours 9 min ago||1,057 Yards...||
1,057 yards of offense after three quarters. I am calling "barn burner":
|23 hours 7 min ago||And Now...||
The bands will now demonstrate mitosis...
|23 hours 47 min ago||Just Got Home..||
Settling into this game after being out for a couple hours. To this point, 369 yards on 37 plays for Auburn, or basically about 10 yards per snap. They are also getting 0.757 points per play, so as someone above said, it seems like 277 yards of rushing would basically warrant the "Holy Rushing Game!" exclamation.
|23 hours 56 min ago||Things Like This...||
What do you consider unacceptable next football season?
Yeah, we need a break fron threads like this for a while. Once again, this is what I took Brian to mean when it came to things which seek to get people in a negative frame of mind, and the OP - in my view - set a negative tone. Maybe this is a little too harsh of me, but I think we all need a mental break from the whole "acceptable" / "unacceptable" / "what needs to happen" stuff.
|1 day 2 min ago||Very Nice...||
The clip where Crawford sort of Marcus Ray'd someone had me chuckling admittedly - this kid looks like a force to be reckoned with in the backfield. Indeed, in the whole body of clips, he seems like a force just abount anywhere they put him.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Just Caught Some Of It...||
Admittedly, I only caught the last several minutes of the half, but I saw the box score - if you calculate it, our effective FG% is 82.35% right now. It would be nice to keep that up certainly. We also have twice the total rebounds with a defensive rebound rate of about 85% right now as well. Not a bad start at all.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Nice Little Drive...||
This is not a bad drive at all by Oklahoma State - rushes of 6, 7 and 23 yards, passes of 10 and 12 yards, then a few more chunks just now. Their rushing statistics were sort of middling throughout the season, but they are doing a nice job of it here.
So close to the end zone - that overhead view was not the best though.