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|1 hour 5 min ago||I Guess....||
I guess the only question I would have then is how many years will it be before he is left on the tarmac at George Bush Intercontinental? I willl go out on a limb and guess that it is three seasons, and like his stint at USC, after a game where Houston plays as though it died recently.
|12 hours 50 min ago||That Tweet...||
.....came with a video:
|13 hours 18 min ago||I Suppose...||
I suppose, but who's counting?
*looks through files and finds certain Excel files*
|13 hours 42 min ago||The One Thing...||
I recognize that there is more and/or better talent in certain parts of the country--but I mostly attribute that to areas that simply play more (or less) football due to culture, weather, etc. I'd like to know if there are truly regional differences in the kind of athletes that each part of the country produces.
I think the only thing you are going to be able to show reliably is in the first part of this statement, and indeed Football Outsiders has already done a workup on how the most D1 talent per capita comes from the southeastern US, Texas, California and some other locations. I have to think that this study - done about 40 years ago - might have had different results, so the volume of football talent seems like it follows migration patterns in the US to some extent.
|16 hours 3 min ago||Well...||
Well, if a thread from yesterday is any indication, it might be that - as strange as this will sound - some people find Jones' fake personality attractive, because from what I understand, it cannot be his actual personality. The attraction of inexplicably going 8-4 despite being horribly overrated cannot be underestimated either.
|19 hours 4 min ago||Now, Now...||
There's Jai Alai, but I would recommend bringing your own xistera, or some curved, cut PVC if you can't find a xistera at Dunham's. Also, hunting down shooting locations for various episodes of "Miami Vice", if you were into that show, is pretty fun.
|22 hours 46 min ago||To Be Fair...||
To be at least a little fair, there has been a lot of rumbling in the Detroit media that it could very well be a race between WMU and CMU because they are both graduating QBs, but yeah, when the first question asked by the CMU fans was "Source?" on a CMUSports-labelled account, we might be waiting a little bit.
All the same, I hope he finds a role and wrecks a few teams wherever he goes.
|23 hours 49 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
Yeah, this pick seemed like a no-brainer - I would have been shocked if it had been anyone else actually.
I do agree with others, this clearly means that he's almost there but not NFL there, so do come back, Jabrill to hone these skills just a little bit more.
(I'll miss him too, guys)
|1 day 2 hours ago||Another Snowflake...||
Last night's performance does not give me a lot of confidence when you sit here and look at some of UCLA's metrics nine games into the season. Offensively, there is not much that says we're in a position to beat the Bruins. It's a slightly different story on defense, but can Michigan slow them down THAT much? I hate to say that it seems unlikely.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Nice Run...||
The 9-0 run here hopefully keeps up for a bit longer - would be nice to pad this a bit going into the latter end of the 1st half.
Also, Dakich needs to get back on that court and get more information about the video mentioned in passing. We need links or a name or something.
|1 day 13 hours ago||About Levy...||
The only thing that I really remember Levy being pretty decent at was hockey commentary, and as I recall, he was on the crew for some of the longest playoff games ever played in the NHL. Having him do football at all is really kind of strange, and I am not at all shocked that continually sounds unenthused.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Although....||
Yes, although you don't hear a lot of people say, "Simply squeeze the bulb and gently Butch Jones the area", although maybe they should say that given the behavior of the man. Actually, that could very well apply to a few coaches.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Interesting...||
I guess the only real question is how to tell my wife that "Supernatural" sits comfortably between Neil Gaiman and GQ, but well below things like The Seahawks and Katy Perry.
Oh well, I will find a way to do that.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Heart Of Dallas Bowl...||
Hey, you get an Echo at the Heart Of Dallas Bowl....
"Alexa, what is the best way to watch an Army / North Texas matchup?"
"Valium and bourbon."
|1 day 17 hours ago||A Little Warning....||
I am going to say this just once - regardless of your feelings for the man, please strive to be a better person in moments like this.
While I don't understand what evokes such a reaction in you regarding Salaam per se, whatever it is has no place in a thread about his death.
|1 day 18 hours ago||You Know...||
As always, you're glad the dude's OK, but then you wonder if he went through the lengthy process of incident investigation, after-action reviews and the pee test and didn't once think that perhaps driving a bus was not all it was cracked up to be.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Interesting...||
If Baylor was looking for a hire that was, in every measurable sense, not what was there before both culturally and otherwise, then this is probably a good move for them. Still, I wonder what Rhule could do to overcome the toxicity of the air in Waco, if you will, because part of lasting success involves that, if you're Baylor, assuming this is their attempt to find "a better way", if you will.
|1 day 20 hours ago||If By That...||
If by that you mean that this is a place where you will find a lot of disillusioned professionals convening to potentially have it out in certain threads, then yes, it kind of is. Actually, that's one of the wondrous things about the place, when you think about.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Not Going Well...||
This one got off to a bad start and became a talk about raising the point threshhold for threads.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Same Here...||
I just read that others had read this and have agreed that this is what they read.
With that said, I think that almost makes the thread META now, so we'll open up the floor to debate that now.
|2 days 39 min ago||I Would Agree...||
I would actually agree with you, except it isn't a fix that we have the capability to make. That's a Brian / Seth thing, so if anyone wants to lobby for it, you have my blessing anyway - I can't speak for the other mods necessarily. For all the years I've been here as a lurker and active contributor, I can't fathom why it is set where it is admittedly, and maybe that's my own problem really.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Actually...||
Actually, I dare say he might even be better and last longer than some of those names did at the position, but then this theory is definitely predicated on being drafted by the Browns, who might as well try a DE as their "system QB", whatever that "system" might be.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Yeah, But...||
Yeah, but this one got off to a slightly faster start, so we'll go with this one.
One of the great things about moments like this is that being first to the news isn't the sole determining factor.
Also, congratulations to Jabrill on being named a Heisman finalist - even if he doesn't win, that's another thing for a very nice resume.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Some More Information...||
Offensive and defensive stats and rankings in FBS for Michigan from TeamRankings:
|2 days 19 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
This has gone on the Friday Night viewing list - my wife is having family over on Friday, but if they are still brave enough to be around at 9 PM, they will have to suck it up and watch this, just like they've been forced to watch many games over the years when they seem to want to visit for the holidays.
Thanks for the heads up on this one, OP.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Not Going Well...||
Well, that didn't go to well.
Actual Harbaugh Nitpick: Sideline Demeanor
I don't think the board is in the mood, although this one went ever-so-slightly better.
|2 days 19 hours ago||In Ann Arbor...||
December 17th in Ann Arbor? That's a good each way bet on the weather. Getting a few of those teams to experience some Midwestern winter weather would be amusing to say the least though, as I imagining survival gear on those sidelines (actual survival gear for everyone if we have an early cold snap).
I mean, such a playoff would be interesting, but I don't know how practical this would be from a coordination standpoint, or if schools would go for such a model necessarily.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Interesting...||
For the options that Purdue realistically had - options which probably did not involve names like Strong, Miles, and a few others - this is probably one of the better hires they could make, although I don't know how well-equipped Brohm is to pull Purdue out of the predicament that it is in. I hope they are a patient lot down there - if he does it at all, it might be a while before they see results, I would think.
|3 days 49 min ago||About Rawls...||
Watching Rawls find a role with the Seahawks - he's had 41 carries for 201 yards in the last three weeks, which comes out to 4.9 YPC, so not too bad - is another one of those things that, like others here, makes me ask a lot of "what if" about the Hoke era when it comes to coaching and a few other things. If Rawls had a better OL and better OL / RB coaching, I think he could have been fun to watch.
|3 days 58 min ago||Goat Indeed...||
What would this be then? His 17th season? If so, that transforms 201 wins into an average of nearly 12 wins per season, which I would think definitely puts him in some rarified air when it comes to sustained success.
6th round pick indeed. That was such a weird draft, 2000 was.