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|7 hours 4 min ago||Yeah, well,||
My offer was non-commitable anyway.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Lots of truth in this.||
I don't know what we really could have done. Our nose tackle depth was gone, so it was largely impossible for our four down linemen to hold up against 5 OL. As soon as we bring the free safety up to 8 yards from the line to help with the run game, they could just throw a post to Michael Thomas or Braxton Miller. The only reason they didn't do that against MSU was that it was horrible weather, and their OC had his own brain fart of not at least trying a deep pass more than once.
Let's put it another way: How many times in the post-Carr era have we held OSU under 30 points? Answer: Twice, and one of those was because Tressel knew we couldn't score so he just kept calling the same 3 plays on offense the whole game. It takes a great defense (or bad weather) to shut them down, and without Glasgow and Mone, we just didn't have one. I expect things to be different this year.
|1 week 6 hours ago||A quibble||
Had aught doesn't say "well, okay." He ends the rant with "where's the flag?" because there wasn't one. The linesman had thrown a flag for offsides and had to drop his hat for the facemask. In fairness to Harbaugh, the ref he WAS yelling at missed the call.
|1 week 8 hours ago||That wasn't a great call,||
But the no-call in the box 4 minutes earlier, when the LC guy had a defender's arm around his neck pulling him down, was worse.
|1 week 4 days ago||:,(||
|1 week 5 days ago||There is something||
Very familiar about all this.
|1 week 6 days ago||Unfortunately, I doubt this will work.||
AHarbaugh would have to get the support of 86 out of 128 programs for this to go through. The SEC and ACC seem to be uniformly opposed to overturning the ruling, and some of the Sun Belt, at least, would be as well, so its more like 86 out of 90 to 95 schools. Add in a few scattered schools like UCLA, and he would have to get everyone else. I would bet that there are enough Hugh Freezes out there to stop this.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Still can't believe AIDS Awareness was a class.||
1. Is there AIDS?
End of Exam.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ref,||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My son is confused.||
"Daddy, why are you yelling?" He's 3. He'll learn.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh.||
I thought Downing stopped giving up odd man rushes.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Woooooooooooooo||
Selman!!! Great passing too.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It did.||
Completely changed the momentum of the game, too.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, was just trying to||
Thanks, was just trying to embed.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Could have been worse.||
It's the easiest we could hope for. We were either going to draw the best 3 seed or the worst, and we got the worst. Our 1 seed has easily the toughest first round opponent, and just finished the season with a loss and a tie in the NCHC playoffs. We are also the closest team to the site, as opposed to any other regional, where it would basically be a road game. Overall, it's a good draw for us.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||In fact, here's the whole projection:||
This assumes the committee wants Michigan in Cincinnati for attendance reasons. Having Michigan-BU in Minneapolis and Denver-ND in Cinci would make more bracket sense though.
Worcester (Northeast regional)
Albany (East regional)
St. Paul (West regional)
Cincinnati (Midwest regional)
Alternatively, the committee could go all-out for attendance and put michigan-ND in Cincinnati and Denver-BU in St. Paul, but that would really screw over St. Cloud as the overall #2 seed.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Bracket projection||
With there being two hockey east teams in the 2 seed range, and 2 in the 3 seed range, we will have to play a Hockey East team in the first round so that the committee can avoid an intraconference matchup. I would guess that we get placed in Cincinnati for attendance reasons. It should be Michigan vs. Boston U and North Dakota vs. Northeastern in the other.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Their seeding doesn't affect their locations.||
The locations are done by "pods," and the locations are based on the closest location to the top seed in each pod, with higher top seeds getting preference. The two pods in Raleigh were always going to be UNC and Virginia, just as Kansas was going to be in Des Moines and Oklahoma was going to be in OK City.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think we got screwed at all.||
1. We got in. Not a foregone conclusion, especially after Vanderbilt got in.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Vanderbilt in.||
Horrible decision. Probably the worst power conference team on the bubble.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||58 isn't that bad for a bubble team.||
It's a better RPI than Temple, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and much better than Syracuse. We have the best power conference RPI among the bubble teams.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Root for UConn||
Should be the only game that matters. The only other one is Arkansas-Little Rock, but they should be solidly out with a loss.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Just root for UConn.||
I don't think the Purdue-MSU game affects us at all. The change to our RPI will be minimal. UConn winning is by far the most important. The only other game that could matter is the Sun Belt championship. I don't think Arkansas-Little Rock would grab an at-large if they lose today, and their resume is similar to (but a clear step below) that of St. Mary's, but who knows?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well, this is a good sign, I guess....||
I think Lunardi was clearly influenced by my work, although he should take another look at San Diego State and bump them out:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||We have the most games against tournament teams (16).||
What we are lacking is games against NIT-level opponents, which the SEC teams in particular have in spades (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and South Carolina are all NIT-level teams, though South Carolina might sneak into the NCAA field.
Also, our SOS is hurt by the fact that a lot of our non-conference games were against really bad teams instead of just bad ones. Personally, I think that once the opponent's RPI is past 150, it shouldn't matter, since NCAA teams should beat all of those teams anyway, so I basically just throw out any win over 150, and treat losses in that area pretty harshly.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome pass on the Wisconsin goal.||
From behind the goal line to just past the offensive blue line, perfectly placed in stride to beat the defender.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||SDSU is not ahead of us.||
3-7 against the top 100, 1-4 against the top 50, 1 loss in the 100-200 range, and a loss to #300 San Diego, which is worse than losing to Rutgers, if that's possible.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Our RPI is fine.||
It is 56, better than fellow bubble teams Temple (60), Vanderbilt (61), South Carolina (64) and Syracuse (70!). I don't think that both South Carolina and Vanderbilt get in with us on the outside.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Temple's non-conference was horrible.||
Their best OOC win was against Fairleigh Dickinson, a sub-200 RPI team. They have the same problem with getting housed by good teams that we have without the top 25 wins. They also got run off the floor twice by NIT teams, including at home against Houston, and have a loss to #145 Memphis and sub-200 ECU. They should be out, and not an NIT #1 seed either.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||He consistently has a couple misses||
He will tout it as having 66 of 68 teams correct, but he, like many prognosticators, will usually have a couple of teams wrong.