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|1 day 14 hours ago||I thought he had to use his||
I thought he had to use his legs far too much. Not just to run but to avoid pressure. He had the luxury of finding a few wide open receivers (not too different than Devin) against a very bad secondary. He looked solid, but the O Line looked questionable to me in pass protection. He had to be a little bit too special against a bad defense.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Just an FYI, the official||
Just an FYI, the official alumni spot is now Johnny V's in PB (no longer PB Bar & Grill). Not sure why the change or if PB B&G will still be "a Michigan bar" since the association pulled out. Never been to Johnny V's so I can't speak to its quality.
Edit: Link to the Alumni Club page.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I have first pick in a non||
I have first pick in a non PPR, so I am going with AP. McCoy and Charles might have more upside, but as others have said, AP being good is one the surest things in sports. McCoy is a gamble that could pay off huge, but can Chip Kelly continue his offensive success to the degree he had in his first season? I'm a Kelly believer, but some of those numbers seem unsustainable as defenses adjust. Charles is just an injury red flag. That said, in a PPR, I'd probably have to go with McCoy.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Yeah I don't mind Mowins but||
Yeah I don't mind Mowins but I won't be able to listen to Galloway. It looks like I will be going to a bar. I'd love to just listen to the radio overlay, but I don't think I can get the game on live radio in San Diego, and I am not confident that I can match the streaming audio with my cable feed.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Georgia State vs. Abilene||
Georgia State vs. Abilene Christian sounds like two made up football teams playing in a movie. Given that, I'll pretend that there is a lengthy backstory for these two teams, with a fierce rivalry, and this game means something big to one of the characters trying to overcome some type of adversity. That's the only way this will be even remotely interesting.
Better yet, I'll put on Explosions in the Sky on full blast with the TV on mute the entire time for added effect.
|4 days 16 hours ago||"I will be convinced that we||
"I will be convinced that we can lose the National Championship this year"
Haha... Nicely done.
|4 days 21 hours ago||How do I sign up? I am sure||
How do I sign up? I am sure it is in a previous thread, but I am admittedly lazy today and I am sure others will be asking the same question.
|5 days 11 min ago||Got it now. Thanks! Reading comprehension fail on my part.||
Got it now. Thanks! Reading comprehension fail on my part.
|5 days 36 min ago||Is no. 10 supposed to read||
Is no. 10 supposed to read Michigan or Michigan State? 8 win projection doesn't sound like a top ten team.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I love Bell's, Kuhnhenn,||
I love Bell's, Kuhnhenn, Founders, Shorts, etc. Michigan beer is amazing and I grew up on it. I've lived on both coasts. The point is, any list that doesn't have CA number one is an absolute joke. San Diego alone kills every other state in options and variety of breweries. There's almost literally a quality brewery every mile here. I say this as I admit I am not a big fan of San Diego despite the beer and living here. I'd probably rather live in Michigan, Maryland or Oregon again, but San Diego is absolutely the beer capital of America. And that's not even getting into the other great CA beer companies. Anyway, I'd kill for a Hopslam or a KBS.
|6 days 25 min ago||You're absolutely right from||
You're absolutely right from a basic statistical prediction standpoint, but the beauty and fun of college football is the small number of games in the equation. If this were baseball, the law of large numbers would expose over time that you don't win all that you're "supposed to." As much as we're subject to that principal, you also have the flip side--sometimes you're the team doing the upsetting. Fluke losses by Michigan are roughly as possible as fluke wins, and without the law of large numbers to inevitably correct that over time, CFB W/L predictions are so damn difficult, and fun for that matter.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Well, I think your draft||
Well, I think your draft order and size of the league matter too. I normally wouldn't use a 2nd round pick on a QB, but with a first pick in a snake draft, I might use it at 24 or 25 since I have my stud RB already, IF one of the big 3 (Manning, Brees or Rodgers) are still around there.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I'm with you. Drafting is all||
I'm with you. Drafting is all about the marginal differences between the between the elite, the good and the average at each position group. With QBs, it just isn't that big (minus Peyton's crazy year last year). I don't like wasting high picks on a position where the 10th best guy isn't all that worse than the 3rd or 4th and in most leagues, there's a competent starter sitting on the waiver wire.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Yeah I get the reasoning.||
Yeah I get the reasoning. McCoy has the potential to have a monster year in that offense, and AD has a new coordinator with a reputation of under-utilizing star RBs. I hate having the first pick for this reason, well and snake format makes it so I don't pick again until 24.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Team looks good but Matt||
Team looks good but Matt Prater is out for the first 4 games so you might want to find another kicker.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Double Post||
Whoa! Been here 5 years and this is my first double post. I finally feel like I belong...
|6 days 22 hours ago||I think he knows this and||
I think he knows this and simply doesn't care. Having 19,000 points can do that to you.
|1 week 1 day ago||I am at a children's birthday||
I am at a children's birthday party with only Dos Equis. Not the biggest fan but it could be worse.
|1 week 2 days ago||Bret Bielema is almost TOO||
Bret Bielema is almost TOO perfect...
|1 week 3 days ago||Love it. Have it as my office||
Love it. Have it as my office background. I'd love to have it as a mobile background too, but the aspect ratio doesn't allow for it (iPhone). Anyway thanks for sharing!
|1 week 3 days ago||Ooooo that sounds exciting.||
Ooooo that sounds exciting. The only down part is that ND will be the only game I plan on attending this season (unless we see some Roses), so that would be a bit of a bummer. However, to go 11-1 and head to a BTCG (with maybe an outside shot at the CFP?), I'd take it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Think about football, read||
Think about football, read about football, watch old football, play football on XBox... Mostly just football stuff.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Oh wow... That's amazing.||
Oh wow... That's amazing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oooooo yeeeaaahhhhhh||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, the piety!||
Oh, the piety!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||EVERYONE?! You're not||
EVERYONE?! You're not serious, right? EVERYONE is leaving that isn't illegal immigrants?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe there's more to life||
Maybe there's more to life than being really REALLY ridiculously good looking
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I generally have a high||
I generally have a high tolerance for such things, but saw the picture and couldn't watch the video. I don't know what it is about injuries like that. Maybe because I can envision that happening playing pickup basketball or something. It's different than other sports for me.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yep. I don't get the head||
Yep. I don't get the head scratching. He's not even that good at the plate. He's the classic overvalued player. Hits home runs, no plate discipline, mediocre-bad OBP and the A's won't be able to afford him going forward. They get in return a pitcher who is having a phenomenal year and a lesser, but more consistent guy at the plate. I think it's a brilliant deal. (I also hate the A's so I'm not a fan here justifying it).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think the point is maybe||
I think the point is maybe there is something wrong with the criteria then. I appreciate their attempt to take a strictly quantitative approach, but when Yale is that low and schools like USC aren't even in the top 100, you have to begin to wonder if you are weighting properly or using the right criteria to begin with. It seems like expensive schools get nailed because obviously that's part of their criteria, but also because they are using income 5-years out as a measure of the benefit related to the cost. I want to know what the average USC or Yale alum is making 10, 20, 30 years out. I have to imagine it's more than a BYU grad. I don't mean to pick on BYU because it's a fantastic school, but you end up with some pretty strange "rankings" when you take this narrow approach.
The size/academic diversity of enrollment also inherently drag down the average salary, since your Michigans and Cals of the world are graduating liberal arts majors as much as STEM/Business majors (when compared to say a strictly technical school). That says nothing about the "value" of the education if you are a STEM major at those schools. Again, not picking on liberal arts majors (I was one and am doing fine for myself), but these factors skew the value and ranking.