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|1 day 22 min ago||I always felt||
they should have left the pre-BCS bowl system in place, and on January 2nd choose the two best teams to play for the NC.
I would be good with removing 1 game from the regular season, have the last game the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and a by week before the conference championship game, run the bowl games, pick the best four, and play in.
The problems with that are:
$ - anyone not a division loses a game - $
$$ - even though it gives the players a chance to have TG with family, what are people supposed to watch the Saturday after Thanksgiving? - $$
It eats into winter semester for NC contenders - when exactly are these kids supposed to be students again if not the winter semester?
|2 days 15 hours ago||Eh - I am a Navy guy||
and celebrating brown shoes yeah, but my grandfather flew gliders delivering the Airborne into Holland so I like the Army unifromz better.
That said, even though I think being down a QB and RB it is going to be much closer than expected a week ago:
GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!
|2 days 17 hours ago||Oh sure||
but just realistically recognize it as bloviating.
i.e., yes he did / no he didn't is very gray in these situations.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Yeah - just an informal one or rather a conversation||
then his agent got said Western is going to offer $30 mil for 10 years. Then the same agent leaked that to spread around the internet.
My sarcastic point is silly season has started - believe what happened when it is over. Until then it's all speculation and misdirection.
|2 days 19 hours ago||OSU didn't have two thin||
recruiting classes of 3rd and 4th year players stepping in to fill the NFL vacancies.
On the flip - this is why Harbaugh has been burning redshirts - they have holes to fill and need experience.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Thanks, Follow-Up question:||
Will the O-Line lose the DonJoy carbon fiber erector sets on their arms (Kalis, Cole)?
(Was wondering how much the O-Line've been hampered by injury over the last month.)
|2 days 22 hours ago||I think the mid season realignment||
might hurt the B1G in CFP seeding, because the schedule down the stretch probably results in an additional loss, and higher injury potential as well.
If you look at Bama, they play in the B1G East equivalent SEC West, and they put a cream puff in the schedule late in the season (usually before the Iron Bowl) as a breather.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Let me fix that||
3. Winning OOC Schedule
Though Bama's OOC Schedule (other than USC) always is a joke.
|4 days 19 min ago||I have two ideas!||
1) The networks have all these cameras whizzing around on cables giving us worthless panning action views, why don't they park one right over the line to gain?
2) Why don't we have a transparent ref process where refs recuse themselves for games with their favorite or state school so people can see there is a reasonable expectation for fairness?
|4 days 15 hours ago||If Brodie had left off||
"and it's totally okay" then I am fine with what was said.
I agree, time to move on.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I think the conditioning||
issue is on offense. Defense had enough rotation to cope, if - as you (ijohnb) said - the offense could keep the ball long enough.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I'll pass||
|4 days 15 hours ago||Agreed - we do not need another Pasadena 2007||
and agree to making lemonade as well.
Lemonade Bowl it is!
|4 days 16 hours ago||If we had lost to OSU||
fair and square, I'd be over it and looking forward to the Orange Bowl / dreading the end of a wonderful football season.
That didn't happen. It's not okay.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Can we talk about officiating again?||
We really need a full blown officiating UFR so we can all mail it to the Big Ten offices with a letter to go fuck themselves.
|4 days 18 hours ago||So?||
We had an injured QB during the Iowa game and lost by a point ...
with the O'Neil officiating crew no less.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I think Noon ESPN|
|4 days 22 hours ago||I think the B1G needs to change||
their division championship tie breaker rules.
Along with adding transparency to their refereeing selection and post game assessment process.
And Michigan needs an O-Line that can perform better especially late in games.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Considering 10 year old boys||
take on the attitude of the people around them, and most of us were really butt hurt about being dropped to no 3, and the Rose Bowl representing the consolation prize, his memory and lesson learned is a good one.
My son was 8, and didn't get why I was so angry at an LSU / Bama BCS game.
(Apparently Delany is still pissed based on his quote during one of the games last night.)
|4 days 22 hours ago||Which is exactly why beating MSU and OSU||
And now PSU is important. For everyone who rolls their eyes when this is said, if we had beaten OSU, we'd be in.
If not ... also ran bowl.
Would sure like to know what the drag is in 4th Quarter for this team.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Wouldn't it be confirming||
if OSU lost to Colorado too?
|5 days 17 hours ago||With a month for Speight to get healthy||
And for Kalis and crew to get serious about career and draft position, shed the arm braces, and actually get coached up again, I think our Offense will look great.
Similar with aa healed defense.
The question is will they be up for an also ran Orange Bowl (ala the 2007 Rose Bowl)?
|5 days 20 hours ago||RBs have to learn how||
to block. No Peppers. Nor buying almost as good for WRs or DBs. DL will be one injury from end of season 2015 DL. It will be a growing year, where as OSU grew this year, so our next big hope is in biased Columbus 2018. 2017 will be very 2015-like. We'll be very lucky to make NYD6 again.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Doesn't matter||
Both OSU and Clemson are in due to perceptions from last year.
At this point it is a future campaign for Michigan - whoever we play, in whichever bowl, we need to beat soundly so at the end of the day the committee can look back and say we should have been in, and that carries over to next year (and hopefully recruiting).
I actually hope Clemson slips to 4 and Washington moves up, or even better OSU slips to 4. I want the Buckeyes to lose like MSU did last year for recruiting purposes. If that can happen in the semi-finals, even better.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Yeah - one of my OSU freinds||
emailed me a pic bragging about OSUs 44 Freshmen beating our 43 Seniors and I emailed him back a NSFMF note with Ace's FFF diagrams and exact accountings - there were 17 3rd and 4th year players - only 5 1st and 2nd out of 22.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I think they're vulnerable||
but we're talking hitting multiple thermal exhaust ports in a coordinated sequnce vulnerable.
I think our defense can hold up for a while, but unless our o-line improves significantly we ultimately loose a field position game in the second half.
OSU - they just loose. Bama will be by that All Big Ten winning center and into Barrett's grille every play.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Yeah Tan||
was the shit!
|1 week 20 min ago||'Member we curmudgeons said||
get off our lawns until we beat MSU and OSU?
|1 week 24 min ago||Hey - that nuclear physicist is my||
frat brother too. Which, damn, one is a nuclear physicist, one is Hawaii's AD, and one has a son playing baseball for UofM. I need to step it up ...
|1 week 15 hours ago||B1G West vs||