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|1 day 15 hours ago||I don't see a justification||
Yeah, but, that's literally what happened. Some quotes from the Wainstein report:
So, uh, yes, basically what happened is these fraudulent classes existed, and the athletic department got wind of it and used them to keep athletes eligible. If the NCAA believes even one word of what they say about how important studies are and the mission and blah blah blah, they will leave nothing but a smoking crater in Chapel Hill to make sure other schools think twice about this kind of thing.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If only his book cover didn't||
If only his book cover didn't look like a For Dummies book.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Cool bro, congrats for||
Cool bro, congrats for winning the hardcorest fan competition. We're all so proud of you right now.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I honestly cannot figure out||
I honestly cannot figure out how you got to be so get-off-my-lawny about the stadium and so dazzle-eyed enthusiastic about uniformz.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I don't think there need be||
I don't think there need be such a gloomy prediction about the future of football attendance at Michigan. Students are one issue, but I bet you they come back with lower prices and a team worth getting out of bed for. But the season ticket waiting list didn't dwindle away like attendance at a lot of places. It went poof almost overnight because Dave Brandon. That's a very pinpointable reason. It won't reappear overnight, but when you consider that the waiting list and attendance survived the recession, things should look a lot better in coming years, evenutally getting more like they had been pre-Brandon.
Long-term, like, 20 years, I think expansion should stay on the table. And given the choice between having the traditional bowl shape and the biggest stadium in the country, I'd choose the latter.
|2 days 23 hours ago||True, and forced roster||
True, and forced roster turnover gives Michigan a lot better timetable, too.
|3 days 17 hours ago||You rarely see coaches at the||
Dunno if it's all that rare. It just happened on December 30.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I'm not gonna argue at all in||
I'm not gonna argue at all in favor of freshman ineligibility, but, devil's advocate-style here, freshmen would still be training for their chosen career. They're lifting and practicing and doing literally everything but playing in the game itself. It'd hardly be a ban on training. To use your analogy it'd be more like if the computer science program sent people to programming competitions but only starting with the 200-level classes, while the 100-level classes were reserved for building up the fundamentals.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Man, just looking at the||
Man, just looking at the video before hitting play I could already hear "I'm George Kell along with Al Kaline," and....yup. I really like Mario and Rod but those two were absolutely sparkling on the air.
|4 days 9 hours ago||The stat I saw said about 95%||
The stat I saw said about 95% of FGs from that distance are made.
I happen to really like this, by the way. There were 8 missed PATs last year. A 95% conversion rate would mean 62 missed PATs, almost eight times as many. Assuming it only happens once per game, that would mean about a quarter of NFL games see a missed PAT. That's very significant. It could alter a lot of strategy. A 21-17 game is coached very differently from a 20-17 game. I think the 95% rate is just about the sweet spot where it'll still be just automatic enough that 7 points is a safe assumption, but it's still worth watching to find out.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Both football and lax have||
Both football and lax have offseason practice sessions during the other's season.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I read this headline as "Guy||
I read this headline as "Guy going to play quarterback at ND gets call from Jim Harbaugh and switches to lacrosse."
|4 days 23 hours ago||Born and raised.||
Born and raised.
|5 days 19 hours ago||There is no more five second||
Eh, I think that was the case one-third of the time, and the other two-thirds it was the ballhandler forgetting or not noticing that the ref was counting down.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I doubt it. It's not like||
I doubt it. It's not like the system requires 32 seconds of passing before you shoot or else it won't work.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Yeah, that's the idea, but||
Yeah, that's the idea, but the likelihood is that you'll just see rugged, bogged-down basketball from the starters instead. Backups foul a ton because they're not likely to foul out so they go in with instructions to play really physical. If the starters are less likely to foul out, they'll just play more physical themselves.
KenPom did an analysis of a couple conferences that experimented with six fouls about 25 years ago. In the two years where they had six fouls, fouls per game spiked. When they went back to five, fouls per game went immediately back to normal.
|5 days 20 hours ago||The NCAA will implement the||
That's because you're not an ACC fan. Those of us who are, will be rubbing our hands together with glee at the idea that someone on Duke or Carolina might actually foul out now.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Pffft. If you can't get off||
Pffft. If you can't get off a shot against the UVA defense in 35 seconds, how will you get one off in 30 seconds? Can't see it hurting.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Nautica. If we have a wine||
Nautica. If we have a wine and cheese football crowd, that should do wonders for apparel sales.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Connor Hellebuyck sure looks||
Connor Hellebuyck sure looks like a future star. He ended up with better stats for the tourney than Pekka Rinne even with Rinne's record-breaking shutout streak. The US might have some gold in the future if he continues to be in net.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Indeed, Nike has no history||
Indeed, Nike has no history at all of doing incredibly stupid things with uniforms.
|1 week 2 days ago||I got a few since I'm the||
I got a few since I'm the kinda guy who's not really good enough or athletic enough - short and slowish is a bad combination - to be the star of any team I play on in any sport, but I am good enough to not look like a fool and occasionally pull off a hero play.
Let's go with basketball. I have the worst handle you've ever seen and I'm 5'7", so it's not my best sport. One day though, my friend Hooch and I were at the gym going one-on-one and horsing around, when eight other dudes roll up. These guys are all 6-foot, minimum, and look like they spend every waking moment on a court, and yes, I'll just say it, Hooch and I were the only white guys. They ask us if we want to go full court, five on five. Hooch was deceptively good at basketball and half these guys can dunk so here I am just as far out of my league as I've ever been in my life.
Good thing I can shoot a little. This particular day though, I couldn't miss. Could. Not. Miss. One of those rare in the zone days where I feel like I'm throwing stones in the ocean. I wasn't exactly the first offensive option on my team, or the second or third or fourth, but I knocked down a shot or two and they started finding me on the perimeter more often. Then I kept on not missing. I'm playing alright defense and on offense I'm just running to the most open spot I can find and hitting every jumper ever. Finally I'm open one more time for a catch and shoot outside the arc and as soon as I catch the ball I hear this panicked - I mean really panicked, like you would sound if you saw, say, me, being the only one between LeBron and the game-7-winning bucket - voice from across the court go, "Don't let 'im shoot!" Then of course it goes in again and the same voice goes, "god damn it man" and there's a string of curse words aimed at my defender for wandering more than three inches from where I was standing.
Never got to shoot again the rest of the day.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well I don't care about the||
Well I don't care about the hate-spewing going on, I like it. Heck of a lot of work to do something like that and some of them turned out really well. Interesting series IME even if the Michigan-as-Ohio set looks more like Wisconsin. And yes, I'd be interested in seeing the green version and I don't care if it's "blasphemy." College football is supposed to be fun. This is fun.
|1 week 3 days ago||I can't see how that's||
I can't see how that's possibly safe. I've seen runners jogging down the middle of a traffic lane - and facing away from traffic, mind - because the sidewalk and curb had snow and ice on them. Could their fitness routine not be put on hold for one day for the roads to clear? If you're wondering why bike and running nerds have a bad name, that's why.
|1 week 3 days ago||What is the point? So you||
What is the point? So you don't have to go all the way around the circle to go one street to the right?
|1 week 3 days ago||I was going to post this||
I was going to post this article but the ranking number kept changing and I kept losing track of it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agree and you'd think people||
Agree and you'd think people in Michigan more than anyone else would get it when it comes to the subject of intersections that seem confusing at first but in fact improve traffic flow in large and noticeable ways.
|1 week 4 days ago||Division winners only would||
Division winners only would be great, but with three division winners it's nigh-impossible to do. Maybe if they expanded to another team in each league and had four divisions each like the NFL does.
At any rate, to me the complaints made sense, that the division winners didn't get enough of an advantage. Too many wild cards in the WS was a valid complaint, I think. I just think of it as, the wild cards aren't actually in the playoffs yet until they win their way in one more time, and then the wild card gets the disadvantage of starting their rotation with their #2 pitcher. The only team really "hosed" by it is the first wild card. The second wild card would never even have gotten to pull the lever. Anyway, it remains to be seen in practice if it's that much of a disadvantage. Last year we had another all-WC Series.
|1 week 4 days ago||The home-field advantage||
The home-field advantage prize for winning the ASG is dumb, but it has roots in an even dumber overreaction. Because a game ended in a tie, everyone acted like that was some colossal travesty, and MLB decided to "fix" it. The game is nothing but the single most glorified exhibition in sports, who the fuck cares if it ended in a tie? Why people thought that was bad, I have no idea. Who gives a shit? The only thing that matters about ASGs is if they're memorable, and that one certainly qualified.
Second, the play-in game is supposed to put the wild cards at a disadvantage. That's the whole point. And doing so is a good idea.
|1 week 4 days ago||We have a new record for||
We have a new record for get-off-my-lawniest comment ever in the history of MGoBlog.