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|3 days 3 hours ago||Question about anything at||
Question about anything at all related to intangible concepts that exist mainly in the minds of sportswriters as pertaining to the upcoming Ohio State game?
Question about just about anything else?
*enlightening and interesting answer*
You'd think they'd have gotten it before the psyche question.
"Confusing word that would not resonate" is also fantastic. "Are you not satisfied?" Does not compute.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Boy, someone in the media is||
Boy, someone in the media is just desperate to get a quote about why the team is winning on the road. First Harbaugh and now "if you could all three of you give me a separate quote that'd be cool kthx."
|4 days 11 hours ago||We could also be a more||
We could also be a more self-sufficient place. One way to do that would be for OPs to find the answer to their own damn questions. It can be done in a few easy steps:
1. Go to official website of Michigan State.
2. Find roster.
3. Find which players are seniors.
But that's hard and requires a couple minutes of effort, I guess.
|4 days 14 hours ago||That PhD from State is really||
That PhD from State is really paying off.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Sorry, but it would take||
Sorry, but it would take immense chaos to even consider putting us in the playoff.
- The SEC champ has a lock on one spot. The only way that game isn't Florida-Alabama is if Bama loses to Auburn and Ole Miss beats LSU and MSU. Not happening. The winner takes a playoff spot and the loser might still be ahead of us.
- Clemson is in unless they lose to Wake Forest, South Carolina, or the ACC CG. And if that ACC CG opponent is an 11-1 UNC - very likely - UNC will have that spot instead.
- ND could lose to Stanford, but all that would do is keep Stanford in front of us. And it doesn't guarantee we leapfrog ND.
- Unless chaos reigns supreme in the Big 12, we're not passing the Big 12 champ. There are three Big 12 teams in front of us. One of them is certain to stay that way.
- The Pac-12 champ is Stanford, USC, or Utah. If it's Utah, there's no way we're leapfrogging them. If it's Stanford, well, they're already in front of us and probably staying there, unless they lose to ND. (And if that happens ND is a lock to stay in front.) The only way to take the Pac-12 out of the picture is for USC to win it.
I don't get how you can so confidently say we'll be at least 6th in the playoff if we win out, because chances are at least decent that ND, two SEC teams, an ACC team, a Big 12 team, and a Pac-12 team are still in front of us. There is way too much that has to go right for us to be in contention.
|6 days 12 hours ago||We don't need to "bolster" a||
We don't need to "bolster" a possible win over Ohio. If it's because of slim playoff chances, that's a fool's hope. If it's for any other reason, well, c'mon, there is no other reason, it's Ohio and if things swing right it's for the division.
I'm rooting for them to blow the doors off MSU just for its own sake.
|1 week 5 hours ago||The whites look better than I||
The whites look better than I thought they would, but maize is still correct.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Don't give them any ideas or||
Don't give them any ideas or we're going to have to start rooting for the Large Water Wolverines.
|1 week 1 day ago||Why's it have to be plant and||
Why's it have to be plant and animal "brothers"? Huh? Take your cisgendered womyn-hating sexist bigotry out of my safe space.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's no longer the case that||
It's no longer the case that drafted players can't be traded for a year. Now they can be traded after the WS is over. So it's more likely that the PTBNL is actually unknown at this point.
|1 week 1 day ago||I guess I'll stay a little||
I guess I'll stay a little skeptical still considering that the track record of acquiring relievers with considerable mileage on them has been up and down at best. On the plus side, with the new rules in place we don't have to assume that the PTBNL is someone pretty decent from the 2015 draft.
|1 week 2 days ago||There's one very big flaw in||
There's one very big flaw in the common argument that the death penalty is costlier. They tend to make bad assumptions about the cell costs. Namely, that while every death row prisoner is kept in maximum security (true), the comparison is to average cell costs in general, including minimum and medium security (ludicrous, since prisoners who commit a crime worthy of the death penalty are going to maximum security anyway.)
Also, if we didn't have the death penalty, the hours charged by the attorneys who work on them wouldn't just disappear. Billable hours are billable hours, and life-sentence convicts appeal, too.
Even "commonly known facts" can be scrutinized and shouldn't be accepted as gospel.
|1 week 3 days ago||Y'know, this is why I didn't||
Y'know, this is why I didn't want a playoff in the first place. No team with two losses should be dreaming up scenarios in which they win the national championship.
|1 week 6 days ago||The emperors play the||
The emperors play the original Civilization board game.
|1 week 6 days ago||It helps to have an alliance||
It helps to have an alliance buddy where you agree just to keep trading a territory back and forth to get a card every turn. Take South America or take Australia, they both work, but you absolutely must get a card every turn.
|1 week 6 days ago||I try to snark, I get||
The Circle of MGoLife.
|1 week 6 days ago||You're going to be one||
You're going to be one extremely disappointed fellow on Saturday.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||"Who would you rather" is a||
"Who would you rather" is a different point entirely than "is it interesting or not?" BYU's a very interesting matchup.
Also, Marquette is a very established program. Every bit as much as Arizona.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||1. Denard 2. Grbac 3. Henne||
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Don't get the idea that it's||
Don't get the idea that it's gotta be blue-blooded to be good. I mean anyone with that line of thinking had better never complain that all ESPN wants to talk about is Duke. There are six teams in there who are all really good (or could be - Cal) with plenty of accomplishments lately and who could win that tourney.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||You're thinking of the La Paz||
You're thinking of the La Paz Roundball Classic. Tickets offered for the best comment in any political thread.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Short RPI lesson: it only||
Short RPI lesson: it only consists of three components. Your record, your opponents' record, your opponents' opponents' record.
The quality of your opponent boosts the middle category, and indirectly the last category, but it never has anything to do with the first. But they do adjust your record for whether you played the game at home, on the road, or at a neutral site. Effectively, you get 1.25 wins for every road win, 1 win for every neutral win, and 0.75 for every home win. (So if you're 1-1, but both games are on the road, the "your record" component is .625, not .500.) Likewise you get 1.25 losses for a loss at home, and so on. Doesn't matter whether you play Kentucky or Grambling State. If you beat them on the road, it's 1.25 wins. So you can juice your RPI by beating crappy opponents on the road.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Probably because some senator||
Probably because some senator from Illinois made it happen. I mean, the Navy's personnel center is outside of Memphis.
But it really doesn't need to be near the ocean.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can Sparty pleeeeez come to||
Can Sparty pleeeeez come to the ACC so I can watch the meltdown the first time they play Duke in hoops and the ACC refs foul out every single one of their players?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Went to Bloomington for a||
Went to Bloomington for a UVA-IU game a few years back. No problems at all, except for the note left on my UVA-bedecked car that said "hokeys suck." [Sic.] I still don't know whether the guy was a several-levels dumbass who is bad at trash talk, or showing support in a weird way. The first, probably, but it was such bad trash talk that it was pretty ambiguous.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So a thing on the pressure||
So a thing on the pressure metric. In general, a + basically means "got pressure on the play" and a - basically means "did not get pressure on the play". So a final pressure rating of zero would more or less mean (assuming the numbers all balance out pretty much with a +3 here and a -3 there, etc.) that we got pressure on half the offensive plays.
Shouldn't that be considered pretty frickin' awesome? The worst thing that happened in this game on a pressure+ play was a two-yard scramble. Everything else was incomplete, INT, sack. All three of these things crank up the probability of ending the drive on that series. If half the time the QB drops back, he is pressured, I would think that's fantastic. A +5, I know it doesn't mean we got pressure on five more plays than not, but it seems to me any time the pressure metric is positive, let alone +25, that would be beyond exceptional.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||A while back I went to a bowl||
A while back I went to a bowl game between Purdue and Maryland. My brother's a Purdue grad so I packed all Purdue gear and duly looked the part of a Purdue fan. UVA and Maryland fans don't get along but I figured, what the heck, these teams don't know each other from Adam, it's a bowl game, everyone's in a good mood, things will be just peachy. Boy was I wrong. Every Terp fan we met had some shit to say. Nearby our seats was a group of 50s-ish Maryland alums who spent the whole game talking loudly and passive-aggressively about how shitty Purdue was, the Big Ten was, etc. etc. They liked to stare our way until we glanced their direction, look back, and then pipe up loudly as if they were just talking to each other all along.
I'd always figured bad experiences with Maryland fans were just because of the rivalry with UVA, but nah, they appear to be just plain assholes. My brother now thinks so too.
On the other hand, my mom has always insisted the worst fans in the land are Arkansas fans (she's a Texas alum) and there were some Arkansas fans behind us in putt-putt golf and they were the funnest people we met on the whole trip. We weren't playing them, though, so there's that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||To fifth grade.||
To fifth grade.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're telling||
You're telling me.
Fortunately I got out just before I would've had to go buy $500 worth of aquaflage. Aside from the working stuff, though, Navy uniforms are the second-best looking of the services.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Norfolk, VA on an amphib;||
Norfolk, VA on an amphib; Everett, WA on a frigate; Newport, RI at the War College. My old ship (the amphib) is the first thing ever in world history to be equipped with an actual, functioning, operational laser gun. A steam-powered laser gun.