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|1 hour 51 min ago||Massey Does NHL Games Too...||
Massey is actually predicting some close ones tonight, if anyone is interested. The favorites and estimated probabilities are:
- Pittsburgh (51%), predicted 3-2 score
- Dallas (56%), predicted 3-2 score
- Chicago (63%) predicted 3-2 score
I think the predicted score is the median of several simulations, but I don't know everything about the method used.
|3 hours 24 min ago||Interesting Schedule...||
If nothing else, we get a bye after the game in London, so hopefully more than enough time to get over any jet lag from that game. I am also intrigued by starting out the season as the MNF game, so that will be interesting too.
From about Week 12 onwards, well, whether in Detroit or elsewhere, I hope the team remembers to bring the warmer uniforms and gear - that will be a fun stretch as we get into the colder weather.
If we do well in the draft, get some early contributors and everyone stays reasonably healthy, I would hoep for perhaps a wild card spot. As a Lions fan, I could live with that.
|5 hours 17 min ago||From The Artist....||
"I'm not involved so much in the politics," he said. "I'm an artist."
Well, I would say they chose the right artist then, someone undisturbed by the nature of the controversy and in need of a commission, I would imagine. If nothing else, he was forthright about this.
|9 hours 28 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Great breakdown of the 2007 class and targets. Thanks for sharing this.
I could be wrong, but I think that, of the ones that have been shared here to day, this is the list of targets that have the most varied success (from leaving the game altogether to reasonably high pick in the NFL draft), but it seems to be a theme with offensive linemen and evaluations, as someone mentioned.
|13 hours 50 min ago||Not Quite...||
The first article that was posted actually mentioned that this story was coming, as I recall, so this is simply the story that had been promised earlier. The first article was more a discussion of the immediate impact of the commitment itself and what we were getting in Abdur-Rahkman, not the "how" piece.
Speaking of this article, thanks for sharing it, OP. Excellent read about how someone from Beilein's past helped add to Michigan's future.
|15 hours 40 min ago||Other Improvements...||
Some of the other improvements slated for later this year (or next year) :
- final phase of conversion from DSL to broadband.
- extension of sewer mains to the southern suburbs
- Farmer's Market with edible goods bought with actual currency (i.e., the end of bartering)
- Zoning improvements to better separate livestock pastures from public restrooms
|23 hours 25 min ago||Based On The Sample...||
Granted, this is a small sample, but it seems like the nature of the distribution of offers here (3 offensive linemen and 5 wide receivers) is to continue building the stream which would hopefully solidify providing depth to the roster. I don't know about our relative chances with each person here, but the logic seeems clear to me - I like that aspect of it at least.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Interesting Thoughts...||
We don't know much about how 2014's offense will actually perform as we haven't seen it yet, but I sort of see the potential for a parallel if things go better than perhaps most of us expect. With the defense in 2010 and 2011, it seems as if we had the right people in the wrong places basically - a new staff implements a scheme that better suits the skills of those players and a 180-degree turnaround takes place. I don't know about the 180 this time around, but I could see a similar scenario here - right players out of place, new coach, new scheme, consistent scheme. The optimist in me says the result may not be quite as dramatic, but they have the potential to be better than we think right now. Fall camp might be telling in this case.
|1 day 1 hour ago||End Of 1st Stats...||
Well, if I counted right, that comes to eleven shots on goal for Boston compared to only four of them for us. Helm, Jurco and Andersson are all -1 right now, I believe, plus probably one or two others on the Wings right now. We look sort of uninspired at the moment, but there are 40 minutes left.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Trending Downhill...||
US Supreme Court says states have the right to a use (or not use) race (UM Admissions Case)
This had some posts in it that were taking it in a potentially downward sprial. This will have to come down for everyone's safety, I think.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
"The Dakster" was a pretty impressive shot actually, as was the "Selfie Oop". Not a bad display indeed, and as always, it is nice to see teams having fun now and again. I had to laugh about the "Trey Burke Shot" too.
Thanks for sharing this, OP.
|1 day 8 hours ago||From NBCSports...||
Running from the police is bad enough, and then there was this added detail on NBC's site:
"Both of the charges against Paul are misdemeanors with maximum penalties of 364 days in jail."
The Champaign Room is speculating that even this might (key word) not damage his roster status for next season, which is quite some distance off, but it is far too early to tell for certain.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Other Games That Day...||
Per ESPN, the only known game this would go up against in primetime thus far (i.e., virtually everything is still TBA, as you might expect) would be Michigan State vs. Nebraska, which is going to be the ABC / ESPN game at 8 PM that same evening. Other Big Ten matchups that day, if you're curious - Wisconsin at Northwestern, Ohio State at Maryland and Purdue at Illinois in the annual "Train Wreck Classic".
|1 day 11 hours ago||Looks Good...||
That preview looked very cool and I would be interested in seeing this come to fruiton. Consider this backed.
Best of luck and let us know when the completed product is available for viewing. We have quite a few Michigan people in the office here and I am actually going to forward the page to them as well.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The Presentation...||
"The Michigan coaching staff used a tried and true gameplan to make the scholarship offer. They showed young Muhammad Ali film of the Wolverines' system, then showed him film of himself and how he fit. Once the presentation was over, the offer was presented."
I don't know precisely how common this mode of presentation is in Division I, but it is a pretty cool idea and particularly so now since this is a program that is on the rise and a perennial contender again under Beilein. It gives them an idea of how they might look in that scheme and in maize and blue - I like it.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Constantly Late Myself...||
I believe someone actually posted the e-mail that some students received, although that was an e-mail regarding their status as a "SuperFan", as I recall. Like others, I was a bit of a procrastinator and mailed my renewal mere days before the actual deadline, meaning it was likely processwed well after it had passed, and managed to get tickets anyway. I assume that they used to allow some bridge time for all applications to arrive in the days of physically mailed applications.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Some Highlights...||
Some of Francois' highlights from Hudl found their way to YouTube....
|2 days 1 hour ago||Yes Indeed...||
As I recall, it is indeed the 2016-17 season and I believe Dave Brandon has mentioned repeatedly that there is no intention right now of an early exit from the Adidas contract, although I would dare say that it isn't so much about the product as the terms of the contract. In any case, the fan in me does admittedly miss the Nike uniforms, but we won't know much about the direction of the department for a while.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Fair Enough...||
I teach some of the internal courses on an informal basis here, so it doesn't really count, but even then, all I would personally do is make a histogram of rivet size in the steel in order to get some value from the obstructed view seating. That makes it sort of a strange win-win scenario for anyone who either teaches it or uses it extensively in their work.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Their SBNation Site...||
Georgia Tech's SBNation site, "From The Rumble Seat", had some very nice suggestions to boost their spring game attendance actually. My personal favorite was based on the idea that since Falcons fans will pack the GeorgiaDome for two preseason games, dress in Falcons uniforms, then find an opponent either real or made of a team collected from campus, and very few people would be able to tell the difference.
Seriously though, an intrasquad scrimmage in awful weather on a Friday in Atlanta's traffic seemed like a doomed idea from the beginning.
|2 days 9 hours ago||More On Huff Perhaps....||
Thanks to the OP for sharing this information, first and foremost.
On Friday, there was an interesting tidbit at UMHoops about how Huff wanted to possibly play the three to showcase his skills, but I would assume - as Dylan Burkhardt does - that even the four at Michigan would give him that sort of freedom perhaps. Some of the numbers from that piece:
"Huff scored 1.57 points per possession on pick-and-pop scenarios last season with a 76 eFG%, good for the 99th percentile nationally. He also graded out as a good spot up shooter. He’s a a more efficient post-up player than isolation player, but 12% of his offensive possessions were isolations last season."
|2 days 11 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
"I have to be a better leader, I should have taken some of the leadership (opportunities myself) and not anointed some of that (to just senior players)," Hoke said. "I could have done a much better job with consistency. Every day.
As someone in a leadership role, I don't mind hearing Hoke admitting to this because sometimes you do delegate tasks incorrectly or delegate too much and results suffer. He seems to be doing exactly what people in that role should do though - reassess and redistrubute the authority, or indeed, take some of it back. I believe he said something in passing a few days ago about how he has not delegated as much to upperclassmen this year (that sounds more like a structural item - they'll have a role, but perhaps a revised one), and perhaps Hoke becoming a little more hands-on is part of the broader solution in addition to the schematic changes.
|3 days 21 min ago||Thanks For The Heads Up...||
...and the worst of it has been deleted and the offender dealt with. Yeah, there's trolling and then there is making ill-advised remarks and then blaming others for your own shortcomings. Sadly, this poster chose the latter route. Hopefully, in their next MGoLife, they will appreciate the slightly more pleasant atmosphere that we're working on here.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Good Weekend...||
If I am not mistaken, that makes the team 14-1 in the conference and 36-7 overall, which is definitely good for the top of the conference. I think this also moved Minnesota below Purdue for the second spot by conference record too, so not only do we take 2 out of 3 from Minnesota, they move from 2nd to 3rd in conference play. Between this and tennis, not a bad weekend at all for Michigan.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Platoon, I Guess...||
I would have to think that, at 37 years old, this move probably is the end or near the end for Alex Gonzalez in the pros. It was a move that I wasn't sure about only because it has been a few years since Gonzalez has had a really attractive OPS and as I recall, he had not played much at shortstop in recent years.
I am inclined to believe that a Romine / Worth platoon might be an offensive and defensive upgrade at the present, though I could be wrong there. I know Ausmus insisted publicly that Gonzalez still could handle things at SS, and maybe he saw something no one else did, but in the end, obviously Gonzalez was not the answer.
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|3 days 11 hours ago||In Addition...||
There is also one on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, I believe, as well as one in Taylor, Westland and Livonia. I can't think of any others, but those are locations that I have seen in my travels. I've only heard of another mentioned in passing, but I wouldn't doubt there is one in the Novi area just because of Twelve Oaks and the population in that part of the suburbs - I don't know specifically where though.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Meanwhile....||
Over at Black Heart Gold Pants, there was this rather bitter soul:
"Frozen custard sucks."
This was, of course, followed by a defense of frozen custard and a compliment to Culver's brand in particular. A #B1G argument indeed.
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|3 days 15 hours ago||This Made Me Remember...||
The theoretical probability is indeed 0.65625 as the OP says, but this made me recall that there is also a site out there where someone tries to add another layer to the analysis (by specific series record and by sport) and then provided historic probabilities of series victory as well. The table also shows the difference when the winner of the previous game is the home team or the visiting team too. The table for "Leading 1-0" is here - LINK - and the links to the other tables are on the sidebar.
For example, in the NBA, as far as this person's data goes back anyway, the Game 2 record for teams that played game 1 at home is 228-108 regardless of playoff round and the historic win probability for that team in such a series is 0.848. Interesting data.