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|16 hours 3 min ago||The only thing I could think of live was the rule had changed||
That is embarrasing for the NFL, the officials have to know the rules.
|16 hours 6 min ago||Double whammy||
It should have been Detroit ball again, the Seahawk batted the ball out of the back of the endzone illegally. Back judge was looking right at it.
I noticed it live, and couldn't believe it wasn't called. I thought maybe the rule had changed, since I don't really follow the NFL.
|16 hours 9 min ago||Seems like he is reaching||
Despite OSU being 5-0, maybe he is getting nervous about how dominant UM's defense has looked. The only valid point he made about the defense is that they haven't gotten to the meat of the schedule yet, but he negates that point in a way by saying that UM won't see much better offenses the rest of the year.
|16 hours 19 min ago||Not an NFL fan||
However, I do have to feel for the Lions fans I know, that is just brutal. If UM lost a game in that manner, I would probally end up breaking something.
|16 hours 26 min ago||Agreed||
In a normal year I would say the notion would be fantasy, but I really don't know what to make of the top teams this year. It seems like the top is not as strong this year, so far.
UM would definatly have to do more in passing game though, to legimately get into the conversation.
|16 hours 32 min ago||Agreed||
I don't have any idea what issues at safety he is talking about. The secondary generally hasn't given up any plays downfield, which means the safeties are doing their job.
Calling BYU a terrible offense is also not accurate, they are average at worst. The numbers UM held them to are impressive, regardless of how anybody wants to slice it.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Sucks for me||
This was going to be the first game I was going to be able to watch live, since Utah.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Why would it have been a miracle?||
Seemed like a toss up kind of game going in. Think that was evident considering one team shot themselves in the foot all night and the game was still close.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This team has enough talent to expect better than mediocre||
True, it is not exactly what Harbaugh wants yet, but let's not act like he was walking into a wasteland of talentless players like he did initially at Stanford. I think that was evident in this game, consider they shot themselves in the foot all night against a good opponent on the road and still were in the game. If they had mediocre talent they would have got run out the building making that many mistakes.
Do you really think mediocre the next couple years is Harbaugh's own standard for this team?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Punch the idiot ump for not overturning on replay too||
It was clearly going to clear the yellow line without the fan interference.
Seriously, what in the flying fuck is going on with replay reviews this year? There have been quite a few calls that should have overturned. The only thing that I can think of is that the replay ump is protecting his fellow umps, by letting some of these calls stand.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The Tigers are just not an intelligent team at the plate||
Game ending double play was the perfect example of that. JD should have been looking for a pitch up to at least get the tying run in, instead he stupidly swings at a pitch low in the zone on the very first pitch. He should have elimated the low pitch as something he would not swing at before even going to the plate.
There is a reason why this team is somehow is at the top in OBP( which actually could be higher if they took more walks) and BA, but in the bottom half of the AL in runs scored. They are just awful at using their heads at the plate, with regards to situational hitting. The added speed is going to waste, because they don't do the little things to scratch out runs.
Hate to say it, but barring a move or two at the deadline and V-Mart turning into last year's version, the window might have already closed.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Have we been watching the same game ?||
The Wings actually have more scoring chances than TB, they have played far better today than in game one.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Actually feel better about this series after today||
It is strange to say down 4-0, but the play has been pretty even today in terms of chances. In game one the Wings didn't look like they belonged on the ice with TB, despite the win.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||They have played much better||
They have carried the play at times, unfortunately one of those strange games where the scoreboard tells a different story.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||That is fucking bullshit||
How the hell did the Red Wings get an extra penalty out of that? TB started the whole thing.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||All the prosecution had to prove is that he was there||
Under the law they have, whether he pulled the trigger or not didn't matter. Admitting he was there was actually a idiotic move on the part of the defense, given that fact.
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Somebody in the other thread said these were||
the same officials from the title game against Louisville. Is that true? If it is, what in the fuck were these jokers doing near another title game?
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Didn't catch the names of the officials||
Are they really the same ones, who officiated the title game against Louisville? If so, they have possibly cost two teams national titles. They should have been nowhere near a title game after the previous one.
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||Tigers should still be the favorite in the division||
Even with the question marks and the improvement of the Sox, they still have the most starpower in the division. The Royals lost some key pieces, and the Indians will still have the same flaws they had last year. The combination of Cabrera, Martinez, Martinez, and Cespedes could be the best 3-6 in the game and will be very difficult for opposing pitchers to deal with.
The one and two combination of Price and a healthy Anibal Sanchez at the top of the rotation, regardless of what happens with Verlander is still top notch. I think non-Tiger fans underestimate Sanchez, the guy was the ERA champion in the AL two years ago.
The bullpen, Verlander's performance/health and other question marks like the leadoff spot against righties might keep this team from reaching it's ultimate goal again, though.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||True||
The foul that was called on the wrong Louisville player and should have fouled Hancock out of the game was arguably even worse.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Was not able to watch the game||
16 free throw attempts to 2, and 13 fouls to 5 seems pretty slanted. Looking at the box score it looks like they outplayed or at least matched Wisconsin in most areas, shot a higher percentage and made more field goals.
Like I said I wasn't able to watch, so I don't know if the officiating was as one sided as it appears, but I would hate if a team with as much heart as this one had their NCAA dreams ended, due in part to bulllshit.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Counterpoints||
1. Stanford was an absolute wreck before Harbaugh arrived, even a great recruiter would not be able to walk into that place and bring in top 10 recruiting classes. Stanford's recruiting classes in 2009 and 2010 (after he had established himself) were both significantly better than anything Stanford had brought in prior to Harbaugh arriving. Before arriving at Stanford he was also not on most people's radar as a great coach, that is clearly not the case this time around. Given the fact that Hoke and his staff were able to bring in a couple of top 10 classes I think you are being somewhat delusional, if you don't think a guy with Harbaugh's pedigree and his staff can't do the same.
2. You can win with any style. Harbaugh didn't have Alabama like talent at Stanford either, but that didn't stop him from going 12-1 in his final year. Offense regardless of what a team runs still ultimately comes down to execution and having a good gameplan. Acting as though a defense can't slow down a spread offense with a good gameplan and execution is also silly. You are also assuming that Harbaugh is more rigid than he actually is, his teams at Stanford while being heavy pro style also utilized some spread elements and SF was also one of the first teams in the NFL to start using the pistol. Harbaugh is not Hoke, his staff will call the game in the manner that it takes to win.
3. If he wins more games than the previous two HC's here none of that will matter. Winning solves everything. I am also not sure where you getting that he wore out his welcome at Stanford to an unfathomable degree, he left for he thought was a better job. Do you really think Stanford would not have wanted him back? He led them to a level of success, which was a pipe dream before he arrived
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Was going to point that out too||
Saying Miller didn't win a title is little disengeous when he quarterbacked a team that went undefeated and would have played for the national title (and been favored), without the sanctions.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||The difference in the national title game wasn't QB play||
Mariotta statistically had a good day, the difference was Ohio State's offensive and defensive lines controlling the run game. Maybe from a injury standpoint there might be an advantage to having a bigger QB, but I don't think it is a requirement to match up against physical defenses. Having a physical RB and o-line is what matters for combating a physical defense.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I don't care what system he was playing in||
59 total tds to only 6 turnovers is ridiculous. That is the best ratio in the history of college football. Regardless of how QB friendly Oregon's offense is, it's not like just any QB could put up those numbers. Arm strength isn't everything, if it was the Tim Couch's and Ryan Leaf's of the world would not have been NFL busts. Intelliegence and decision making can make up for not having the best arm strength. I am not sure how he will turn out, but he has the intelligence to learn a more NFL oriented scheme.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly, this team didn't really need more free-swinging power||
They needed am everyday guy who could hit 1 or 2 ( Aoki for example, who played with KC last year) and help in the bullpen. They still have time to get bullpen help, though.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Are you assuming they resign Scherzer?||
Because if they don't that outcome would be a moot point since there is no way that Greene can offset the loss of Scherzer. Once again, we are back to the same conclusion, that this team at best is not any better than last year's team that wasn't good enough.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Krol was never a valuable piece of that trade in the first place||
Scouts had him pegged as fringe major league type of guy, who most likely would only stick in long relief. Not a surprise that is what he turned out to be.
They absolutely did not get enough Fister.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Gose and Davis are not ideal 1 or 2 type of hitters||
Speed isn't the only component. Neither guy get's on base at a high enough clip to be a great option. Gose doesn't hit for a high enough average and Davis rarely walks.
Not to mention Kinsler being a huge question mark, considering how awful he was offensively in the second half.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Not a fan of this offseason so far||
There is no way that losing Scherzer (assuming he isn't resigned) and Porcello from the rotation will lead to this being a better team next year, even with the addition of Cespedes, Simon, and a hopefully healthy Iglasias
Not a fan of Cespedes at all, free swinger to the bone on team that already didn't take enough walks last year. He had an OBP lower than Hunter's last year. Complete one trick pony at the plate, all or nothing. His defense is really the area that will provide a significant upgrade over Hunter's production from the last two years.
They still haven't done squat to bolster the bullpen, assuming Simon and Greene are in the rotation. As others have said you give up valuable trade pieces in the Simon trade for a journeymen, who fell apart in the second half of the year last year.They still don't have a legitimate number 1 or 2 type of hitter either, Kinsler was awful in the second half of the year last year, and neither Davis or Gose are 1 or 2 type of hitters.
Barring any significant move (resigning Scherzer or James Shields) I don't see how anybody could argue that this team has gotten any better and they weren't good enough last year. The window may be shut at this point.