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|1 hour 28 min ago||Potential Sources...||
If you scour the corners of the Internet, I am pretty sure that this may have been covered in an unaired episode of "Mr. Wizard" back in the day, the ones that were filmed after Don Herbert had a non-so-well-publicized breakdown. It was the same episode, I believe, that had such classic kid-friendly experiments like "Will Your Head Fit Here?" and "Pants Or No Pants: Changes In Aerodynamics".
I may have made this up, but your question intrigued me all the same.
|1 hour 35 min ago||Embed For The Board...||
Hopefully, the OP doesn't mind the embed here. Awesome stuff, and thanks for sharing!
|8 hours 51 min ago||He Did...||
He did indeed, and I think the Jaguars used hm sporadically in this role last year as well, at least to the point where I think he had a few tackles on special teams last year. I didn't think it was a bad tackle either really, although I will say I sort of sat on my hands hoping that Denard wouldn't get hurt on special teams coverage.
|9 hours 34 min ago||Calling Now...||
We will send a message into the space/time distortion into which he last disappeared
It is as good a place to start as any
|11 hours 51 min ago||Thanks For The Reminder...||
My first week picks are in - I actually let my kids do the confidence points, so hopefully they did a rather good job. They do watch football with me, and indeed, they even go to games with me, but still at this point, the prevailing reasoning was "18 is a cool number. Put 18 there." If I accidentally am ahead in the first week, I will credit them and buy them a pizza, not that I would hesitate to get pizza in general.
|13 hours 12 min ago||Won't Lie...||
I will not lie - I was there for that in 1991 and again with Woodson in 1997, and I wouldn't mind seeing it again with another generation of Wolverines. I had thought that Peppers was being tested with this duty, and I am glad to see that he will get his shot. It gives me more hope that we might be in for a rather nice ride this season.
|16 hours 37 min ago||Clean Sweep...||
This was the professional team among the four, I believe - correct me if I am wrong. I'll be interested to see the stat line from this one as a contrast to the other three games for that reason alone.
All in all, nice to see them complete the sweep in Italy. Going back through the tweets right now makes me very intrigued to see some MAAR in action in the season because the tweets would make one believe he was literally all over the place in a most excellent way.
|16 hours 42 min ago||What Is Interesting...||
Granted, right now we're dealing with last year's data so it is of limited use, but Massey would project 5-7-ish for Maryland right now with a lackluster conference record, but still I think that among the two additions to the conference, they are the one that might be in a position to be a tough customer here and there in games even this year. I have to think that against teams with sketchy pass defenses, they can definitely hang around built as they are.
|19 hours 50 min ago||The Timeframe Confusion...||
NBC also reported that initially Bell had said there was no marijuana in the car, and then there was some confusion on the timeframe:
Bell initially told the officer there was no marijuana in the car, but when asked if they had smoked any, he replied: “It was about a minute ago,” before clarifying that it could have been within the previous two hours.
So, yeah, I don't know that this inspired the officer's confidence that Bell should be on the road. In any case, I would be interested to know what Bell thought the offense might be called...you know, that one where you get pulled over for being under the influence of something.
|22 hours 27 min ago||Connections...||
The list of connections in this article for just one game sort of speaks to just how small a world the NFL really is in comparison to the rest of the population, but it will be interesting to see if we can get at least a few series with both Henne and Robinson in there. I will say, however, that I didn't even really think about how many former Jaguars are now on the Lions roster before reading this - interesting really.
|1 day 54 min ago||Here It Comes...||
It seems like it took forever, but football season is nearly upon us again, and indeed, along with it comes come my favorite weather and my favorite team. So far, my wife has still said she will guest mod the Miami (OH) game, so that should be interesting.
My daughter is actually going on a short trip with the in-laws to the west side of the state, and as my wife is working much of the weekend, it will be me and my son around the house and about as well, probably eating pizza and watching sports.
Tonight and tomorrow, there might be a little front-end cleanup of some of the not-so-hot threads from the last few days to maximize the amount of football related content on the first few pages as the deadline passes for OT. I might also make some sort of note in the top OT thread around 11 PM on Saturday night to warn people one last time too.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Watching Now...||
For those without the Eagles roster nearby, Molk is #63.
As a general observation, the Eagles' offensive line is looking pretty good right now, getting to the second level and disrupting the Steelers' LBs a bit on several plays. If they didn't just get slapped with an illegal formation call just now, this would be a 37-7 game perhaps with the PAT pending as I type.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Note To OP...||
To express our thoughts fairly, I think you're going to have to define precisely what you see as the problem under "leadership" as this is a bit of an umbrella term, especially in team-oriented atmospheres like a football team.
To take a vague stab at it, we can quibble about captains and the comment by Clark at the end of last year where he said, "We lost the will to play as a family", and call that a breakdown - it might have been. Still, the team appears to have done much to re-emphasize leadership through the activities they've put the team through, there is a culture in place with this team that typically encourages excellent leadership thanks in part to Hoke, and when you have a QB that plays a significant portion of a game with a broken foot because the team mattered to him more, THAT'S leadership. I suppose without further information it is difficult to see the problem.
|1 day 10 hours ago||The "R" Word...||
Yeah, that's twice in one day and it is a little troubling.
As a general note to the board, if "retarded" is the crux of your argument, do not post your argument because it makes this place look bad, not to mention you. That, and I believe I have established more or less the guidelines on ad hominems. As I said in my most recent diary, do try to run your base reaction past your frontal cortex for proper revising.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
Some good clips in there definitely, and overall not a bad video. They did pick some good clips from 2012 Northwestern certainly - I had not thought about how good it felt when Demens stood up and said "NO" on that last play at 4th and 2. The clip from the 2012 Minnesota game where Gardner makes something from nothing and finds Dileo was a great memory too.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Already, I Can See It...||
Wow. We get Michigan State and Ohio State at home in February within five days of each other, so I can already tell that will be a slow, slow week around these parts. No matter, of course. If nothing else, we can be reasonably certain that ending the regular season with Rutgers will not be quite like ending the regular season with Indiana.
Actually, I think we play OSU twice in hockey around the same time. I might need to use some of that imaginary stress leave that comes with modding.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Others Are...||
There are a number of people on the NDNation board calling him out as perhaps taking this a level or two over where it should have gone, but Rochester Domer expands a little on the driving portion of the story here - LINK. If this is how it went down, then the driving portion was done basically because he was simply that pissed apparently.
I called him when I got the letter, and he brushed me off with something along the lines of "I have office hours at XYZ time if you'd like to stop by, but I'd rather not discuss this on the phone." When I replied "I'll be there tomorrow" and hung up, I was stuck. I'm not suggesting it was the best thing to do, but i didn't exactly go Lisa Nowak on him.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Specific Prediction...||
I will stand pat with my prediction from last year: 9-3 overall, 1-2 against rivals with one more loss that no one can readily explain and that creates Snowflake threads that, when printed out, accidentally create a masterwork of existential angst. That thread will later briefly appear on the New York Times bestseller list.
Also, THE_KNOWLEDGE finally meets up with his foil THE_IGNORANCE and a colossal rift is formed which accidentally sucks Notre Dame into another dimension where it must play Wake Forest for every game....forever.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Ratings...||
I don't know if Nielsen necessarily breaks things up by team, but they do go by market certainly. Actually, I think in recent years, many of the top markets for college basketball have been in ACC-dominated areas, but the Big Ten as a conference I think has the second-highest average viewership among basketball fans based on the data that I am aware of. If there is something more recent, I will find it or someone can always post it here.
|1 day 17 hours ago||The Full Perspective...||
Other analysts that had us in the top 25:
- Heather Dinich, #25
- Mark Schlabach, #25
The complete lists of all 13 voters for ESPN are here - LINK
If the list continued formally, we would have been #31 overal at 22 points, if I read this right. Big Ten teams ahead of us - in order - Ohio State (6), Michigan State (7), Wisconsin (17), Nebraska (22) and Iowa (would be 26).
|1 day 18 hours ago||I Admit...||
I will admit to chuckling at the audio - the situation is made even better by the fact that Calipari had just been on the show too, in my opinion (it's a shame that Calipari revealed himself so early in the call - spoiled the joke a bit too early, but still funny). I am rather interested to see Francesa get his crack at "Phil From Saline (possibly Dexter, or was it Ypsilanti? It might have been Plymouth....)" now, although I imagine there are many such characters that make the rounds.
|1 day 20 hours ago||It May Not Be A Mansion...||
"It may not be a mansion ... but it's definitely going to be a functional living space." - Bielema, describing the program he is building
I am going to start thinking of Arkansas as the SEC's tasteful suburban ranch. It might be great inside, but it may often get passed up as it looks like a fair number of the other houses on the street except for the skid marks on the curb left by a mishap involving its previous owner.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I Thought This Was Interesting...||
“He is looking for kids who will both academically be successful and whose character is strong enough to participate in Big Ten sports and represent the university very well,” Spencer says. “I’m very pleased with the kind of young men he is bringing to us. I give him an A-plus in that area.
That quote above is from Admissions Director Ted Spencer, and I think it is actually great to hear that level of praise from such a corner of the university given to the head football coach. Actually, I don't know that we would expect any less at Michigan, and to know that we are getting kids who are set up well athletically and academically is just part of the reinvigoration of "Michigan culture", if you will, that Hoke has helped to spur.
|1 day 21 hours ago||For The Latecomers...||
For those arriving late to this thread and who might like to listen to the segment, it looks as if WTKA has now got the roundtable up, albeit broken into its various segments. The link to the listings is right here - LINK - and it should be the top few on the page. Very good to see this back again and a good show today indeed.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Posbanging...||
We'd probably let the semi-tradition Friday posbang go, but the ones which are cute but ultimately frivolous would probably end up going. Post-victory posbangs are welcome as always, and perhaps special events, but it would have to be a very special event indeed, like your dog's anal glands finally being cleansed in full.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The Accountability Thing...||
Chesson seems pretty well-spoken and he did make a point that makes me confident that this renewed push to drive accountability on this team is actually making great progress. He talked about "playing for others" and how when you feel you're playing for others, you don't want to let the other person down. We frame safety like that at work and it seems to work very well, and it does drive people to push that much harder for better results. I thought Chesson actually framed it better than we typically do.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
It's always interesting to see these things in graphic form like this, even if it doesn't shock you too much (e.g., that a majority of the recruiting hotbeds are in the southeastern US). I also always found it interesting that a great deal of the most remember former (and most discussed current) coaches come from NE Ohio / Eastern Pernnsylvania (with a smattering from Chicago and new York), whereas the player maps were very different.
Also, Miller as Wisconsin's signature beer? Come on, Badgers, you can do better than that.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Other Information...||
NFL.com talks a little bit about this as well - HERE
"Iceland's Meteorological Office has detected more than 2000 earthquakes in the Bardarbunga area since Saturday. Scientists see earthquakes as an early warning that a volcano might erupt. When magma moves deep down, the pressure breaks rocks and the earth starts to shake."
There's a DeutscheWelles article linked in theirs if you want slightly more detailed observations on this particular volcano. They also talk about how this has not helped with the general stress of getting equipment to the gme and through customs, something I thought ws intriguing. From the sound of it, they've gotten the list down to even helmet screws, so definitely detailed.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Naturally...||
Naturally, "Behind The Steel Curtain" is all over this story for you - LINK
If you were wondering how this might possibly affect them on the field should Bell and Blount somehow find themselves off of the field for this particular incident (at least for some time), they've got a concise answer for you:
Bell and Blount comprise of approximately 100 percent of the Steelers' game-experienced running backs. The Steelers did nothing in the offseason to replenish any further lack of depth that was partially filled by Blount.
|2 days 13 hours ago||About This...||
When that quote about not having to identify a MIKE emerged, I spent a little time on Twitter talking about that with people. It seems that there was never any time to make what might have been vital formation reads last year, nor was there a lot of time for anyone to really get set on a few occasions. It's encouraging to hear that there is stress being put on reading the defense and adjusting to it, something I know we hoped was going to be part of this change.