|11 weeks 4 days ago||Slight overreaction there...||
Slight overreaction there...
|19 weeks 5 days ago||A basketball court is only 28||
A basketball court is only 28 yards long...considering most NFL QBs can hit a moving target on the money at that distance (think combine board bullseye) I would assume the full court, stationary throw is easier.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I was able to do this maybe||
I was able to do this maybe 3/10 times in high school and I sucked. For a professional to put a ball in a one foot, stationary, window after a bit of practice isn't terribly impressive. I would guess that every QB in the league, starter or not, could sink that throw with a few attempts.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Ah, but they are D1...just||
Ah, but they are D1...just not BCS division.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Bulldogs||
Georgia, Miss State, Gonzaga, Fresno State, Butler, Yale...can't think of any more....
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Tigers||
LSU, Clemson, Missouri, Auburn, Memphis
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Villanova, Northwestern,||
Villanova, Northwestern, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas State.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||#1 being Wildcats? Other||
#1 being Wildcats? Other guess being Bulldogs.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||I-form or pistol near twins||
I-form or pistol near twins right with Gallon/Funchess. They run hi/lo outs. Play action stretch off left tackle, but Fitz continues out into the wheel route.
No idea if this works or is even a thing.
|47 weeks 23 hours ago||Anyone have a pair they would||
Anyone have a pair they would want to trade? Mine are sec 11 row 8 on the aisle.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||I've used the tunein radio||
I've used the tunein radio app to stream audio of basketball games before.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||In theory, all contact sports||
In theory, all contact sports would have the issue to one degree or another. But what I'm saying is the devastating and sometimes literally crippling hits are when someone leaves their feet, uses their body as a projectile, and spears someone helmet to helmet.
In my entirely unprofessional opinion if you take away the helmet, stabalizing collars, and shoulder/chest padding, make high tackles a penalty, someone isn't going to be a human missile at someone's head. They're not going to bust their face open, be out 3 games, and go get carted off for 120 stitches for any 'ooh's and ahh's' or to save a yard here or there.
Will the issue still arise from time to time? Sure. But will we have a decreased number people with severe injury from whiplash, paralysis, brain damage, etc.? Maybe. But at this point, I think it's worth exploring.
Many athletes have come out to say the reason they go all out, all the time, is that the immediate pain factor isn't there with today's equipment. The problem is that internal damage can and does still arise and be prevalent over time.
Just my two cents that probably isn't even worth as much.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Honestly, the best way may be||
Honestly, the best way may be to remove padding. The hits in football are much more violent and at high speeds due to the protective nature of the "uniform". Rugby doesn't have this issue because players have to be conscious about preventing injury instead of going 110% and relying on advanced gear.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I don't know about you but my||
I don't know about you but my pet does not own a spade.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My best guess would be right||
My best guess would be right around a quarter million? No idea...this tourney has a rich purse.
Edit: Based on last year, dropping from a potential 1st to 8th lost him about $1.5 million dollars.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly. It was||
My thoughts exactly. It was his ego that had him tee it up again instead of the drop zone. With today's pin placement, you have a lot more green to work with vs yesterdays.
At this point he's just playing for cash.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Hahahahaha Sergio.||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Well, looks like Maggert will||
Well, looks like Maggert will fall off of the -12 line
EDIT: Probably dropping to -10 as his 3rd shot is a long ways from the hole.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Haha yeah, thing definitely||
Haha yeah, things definitely changed...he was playing really well on the front 9.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Wow Tiger choked on that||
Wow Tiger choked on that hole...
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yeah, he isn't separating||
Yeah, he isn't separating from the field like the Tiger in years past. However, supposedly he's better on the back nine of this course than the front so it's probably his to lose at this point...
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Just saw the email for ND||
Just saw the email for ND tickets! Does anyone know if you'll be able to choose your seats? Not sure how many of you have gone through the process so far.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Sprint the final 90 feet and||
Sprint the final 90 feet and do a head first slide.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Zeller said so.||
Zeller said so.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||He is...unique.||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Did anyone just catch||
Did anyone just catch Denard's vert? Couldn't get sound but he looked disappointed.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Well Austin just ran a 4.25||
Well Austin just ran a 4.25 (hand timed) on first attempt. That's pretty good...might be enough for a shoe deal.
EDIT: Goodwin matched him at 4.25
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I think he has potential as a||
I think he has potential as a Chris Johnson type tailback. Assuming he wows the scouts at the combines, he should put on 15lbs of muscle. He has a chance as a Percy Harvin type if he can prove his hands are adequate, however I don't see him being drafted as a KR/PR considering he has never done that in a game at the NCAA level.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||You are not smart.||
You are not smart.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Because a sack would||
Because a sack would effectively end the game or create a Hail Mary scenario. That and not blitzing doesn't guarantee they don't get enough yards for the game winning FG. The blitz sack was close on the previous two plays. It was just a hell of a throw in the nick of time.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||And if memory serves, Kraft||
And if memory serves, Kraft owns the MLS team in Boston as well.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||He thinks going 18 and 30 in||
He thinks going 18 and 30 in 48 games plus all of the off field issues is good? I'm confused...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Jags should trade Gabbert to||
Jags should trade Gabbert to KC/NYJ and sign Tebow to sell jerseys and seats. Henne is playing well enough to cut loose Gabbert's high salary.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Michigan 90 - Bradley 68||
Michigan 90 - Bradley 68
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yucky||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Not that I disagree with you,||
Not that I disagree with you, but the search function really sucks. I searched for a thread I know was posted 2-3 weeks ago and I only found references to 2010 posts.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I know. It's the only||
I know. It's the only provider wired to my building. I feel like this has something to do with the game being on BTN. Or Mark Dantonio. Or both.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Overall, I have mixed||
Overall, I have mixed emotions about him. One one hand, he made the throws he was assigned yesterday and was hurt by the drops of his teammates. That said, it is beyond obvious that the coaches reign in the playbook when he is on the field. I thought that when he came in for Denard when we were deep in the red zone that play action would be a great choice given our repitition of running plays.
Of course, a lot of this has to do with having the game already in hand by the time he sees a lot of action, but just from a fan's perspective, I'm anxious to see his arm tested in trips or 4wr sets in meaningful play.
But if I was forced to make a generalization on him as a player without a ton of evidence, I would classify him as fairly accurate but limited in arm strength.
It will definitely be a tough decision for the coaching staff between our 3 QB's for next year.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Yes, I understand that. I||
Yes, I understand that. I was asking how the OP figures we would lose when we already have 11, currently lead in 3 matches, and the other two are all square. I think that's a little on the fence to essentially say US defeat is imminent.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||How do you figure the US is||
How do you figure the US is going to lose?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||THE COON||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I agree. Despite my||
I agree. Despite my loathsome attitude toward OSU, a MSU loss would help us in our quest for the Rose Bowl. And it's not like I'd be upset with MSU being knocked down a peg or two. Maybe then I'd have to hear less Denard ridicule throughout the season (yes, every week, not just the week MSU plays UM). [Sigh]
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Of course MSU is playing OSU||
Of course MSU is playing OSU but still has to throw jabs at Michigan. Notables:
Braxton Miller throws like Denard.
Denard's Midterm Grades (Something like that)
Edit: A Pretender/Contender Hesiman sign with photos of Denard and Bell. Yes - nothing whatsoever to do with OSU.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Should be 3 and 1 Denard, Y U||
Should be 3 and 1
Denard, Y U throw MOAR picks?
Now I has a sad.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I saw that sign when||
I saw that sign when SportsCenter had Kirk on for a few questions. They used the Fry from Futurama meme. Pretty funny.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Kudos to Odoms for supporting||
Kudos to Odoms for supporting his hometown.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I'm surprised to see Boise St||
I'm surprised to see Boise St still in the poll at #25.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Can someone give a summary of||
Can someone give a summary of what was said to begin with?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||My MGoConfession: I cursed||
I cursed Dave Brandon for hiring Brady Hoke. I am ashamed for my lack of faith and am happy I was so, so wrong.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||In 2006 we were a touchdown||
In 2006 we were a touchdown underdog to ND and won 47-21 in South Bend. They play the games for a reason!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I appreciate your service. Go||
I appreciate your service. Go blue!
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I was really hoping the Jags||
I was really hoping the Jags would pick up Hemingway. Was hoping for a Henne/Hemingway combo to root for.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I see your point. However,||
I see your point. However, wouldn't you consider Tressel to be the superior coach with a higher ability to be successful from a team performance standpoint? Additionally, do you consider Petrino's track record of entertaining/bolting for a new job in the middle of the night to be of concern? Could you even be sure Petrino would be the coach 5 weeks later? In my opinion, at least Tressel was loyal and wasn't going to go anywhere.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||NSFMSRK (Not Safe for Mrs||
(Not Safe for Mrs Stephen R Kass)
|2 years 16 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I was unaware Rich Rod played||
I was unaware Rich Rod played for Michigan
|2 years 17 weeks ago||This is a necessary and||
This is a necessary and value-added board topic.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Macaque + Statler Muppet = Expo Mascot||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Bush and Leinart - 2005||
Bush and Leinart - 2005 (USC)
Everything from year 1973 and earlier, I only took names listed in the top 6 in number of votes cast for each player because I'm not sure they had "finalists" in the sense we have them today (select number of people invited to a televised ceremony in New York). If they did, then it would be too time consuming to look up.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Question: since it wasn't on||
Question: since it wasn't on the schedule, is it considered an exhibition game or does the win actually count toward the season W/L record? In theory, could coaches all over the country just agree to play impromptu games at the last minute that affect season results?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Don't spend so much time over||
Don't spend so much time over analyzing the shit out of the new weight. The absolute max is probably only 3 pounds or so depending on what they ate the night before.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||My original response (and the||
My original response (and the point of my comment) was that I don't see Morris as a freshman as a liability on the two-deep and as someone with his apparent ability and recruiting profile should be able to step in and compete with Bellomy for the starting job. I'm using Chad Henne as a basis for measurement because of his success as a freshman.
What do you want me to say? When looking at tape, I subjectively think Morris as a junior is more skilled than Henne as a senior. Henne has nothing to do with the 2012 class and I'm not saying he does. I'm using that as a basis to compare Morris to his peers and the fact that he maintains his stature as one of the top prep QB's in the country. You are missing the point of my post entirely in order to nit pick over the statement that to me Morris right now is further along than Henne was as a senior.
No, I don't have any sort of advanced metrics to spew to you.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Recruiting analysts have||
Recruiting analysts have often mentioned that Morris's ability as a junior would have put him around the top of this year's recruiting class. And while I agree that Henne's performance should not be expected from every frosh QB, I don't think it's unrealistic to expect that sort of ability from similarly (or better) ranked QBs. I still maintain what I said: Morris, as a 5-star QB with ability as a junior that's comparable to his senior counterparts, should be able to compete with Bellomy for the starting job. And in so many words, the fact that he is a freshman does not concern me.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Morris's skill in high school||
Morris's skill in high school is better as a junior than Chad Henne was as a senior. And Henne led Michigan to a Rose Bowl as a true freshman. I am not concerned about Morris being the back up. For all intents and purposes, I expect him to compete for the starting job. I think the pros outweigh the cons in having Gardner at WR for this year at least. He can always move back to QB if his skills are needed there.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Gardner.||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yeah but Randle El was the||
Yeah but Randle El was the starter. That would be as asinine as Michigan moving Denard to WR. I get your point - it's possible to go back to QB after playing WR, but we're talking about a backup QB who is a great athlete. Why not get him on the field in a position where he can excel as opposed to waiting on the sidelines in case Denard gets dinged up?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Is it that nuts? Is it nuts||
Is it that nuts? Is it nuts to think Chris Perry's backup (Underwood), a 4* rated upperclassman would lose the starting job to a 3* freshman RB (Hart)?
And we all know how that turned out. Point being, you never know when an athlete can "make the jump" and all of a sudden be a good player. Maybe this offseason was great for Bellomy and the coaches see talent there and trust him to be a QB in an as-needed capacity while getting Gardner on the field in a role that utilizes his talents better than being on the sideline with a clipboard.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||This type of thing isn't that||
This type of thing isn't that unrealistic. MSU did it successfully in Nichol's first year at WR where Nichol was still the primary backup should Cousins go down. Ultimately, if the coaches see that there isn't much of an ability disparity between Bellomy and Gardner, this allows us to get a superb athlete with size and speed in a position of great need this year.
Just remember, Gardner playing WR doesn't necessarily mean that he will never play QB again. If Denard were to lose substantial time due to injury, I could just as easily see Gardner getting more reps at QB in practice and we go from there. If Denard is just sitting out a few plays, I would say it's not unreasonable for the coaches to think Bellomy (QB) + Gardner (WR) is a better combination than Gardner (QB) + ? (WR).
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Gah, typo. Thanks for the||
Gah, typo. Thanks for the catch. I think Murray State is the toughest team to figure out. Solid record, lowly competition, are they actually good? I guess we'll find out
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I was thinking about this||
I was thinking about this during our game yesterday - do you think there is an adjustment that teams from the B1G have to make when playing in the tourney with regard to physicality of play? It's pretty well known that the B1G is a physical and "rough" conference, so with teams/players in that mentality would there be a higher propensity for what we would all consider "ticky tack" fouls that would otherwise be allowed in conference play? And do players have to scale back the contact to match the consistency of refs from other leagues?
That was a long winded run on but hopefully you see what I'm getting at
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yeah, I have been surprised||
Yeah, I have been surprised at Gonzaga's apparent ability. This is the first of them I have seen all season and they smoked WVU...
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yet you cared enough to click||
Yet you cared enough to click on the obviously titled thread AND comment?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I would tend to agree.||
I would tend to agree. Belein + complete no-show from Novak and Douglass. Maybe Belein should read more mgoblog. He only went zone for a few minutes all game and it was successful, but stayed in man the rest of the time. Smot and Morgan got some ticky tack fouls that they probably aren't used to being called on in very physical Big Ten games. In the end, the fouls balanced out and we could never get the ball rolling when starting off behind the 8-ball. Anyway, such is life. I'm looking forward to coninued success next year.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||You are a reprehensible human||
You are a reprehensible human being that should be ashamed of what you just said about a 20 year old kid.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Please don't go under the||
Please don't go under the kitchen sink
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I wish we had a live blog for||
I wish we had a live blog for NCAA tourney games.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Supposedly my dad took me to||
Supposedly my dad took me to Gator games when I was still in those baby sling type things. I slept the whole time usually. Alas, I wasn't meant to be a Gator.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Well, word just came out that||
Well, word just came out that he just punched out some woman in a night club and gave her a black eye. Not a good first impression with the Bears.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Ok....... Anyway, the other||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||To be fair, this is a trade.||
To be fair, this is a trade.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Beat Bobcats.||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||You're right, thanks for the||
You're right, thanks for the catch. I must have misread their W/L (31-9? 40 games in a season? I should have caught that...). I don't think they jump up to a 3-seed, but anything is possible if they beat Kentucky. Either way, I would think if they won the SEC they would take Georgetown's spot before ours. I still think our odds at a 3-seed are 60%, with a 2 or 4-seed probably at 20% each if we win out or lose to Ohio, respectively. Especially given the weak field on our tails and IU's struggle and injury.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I would agree that Michigan||
I would agree that Michigan would be considered for a 2-seed but only if we beat OSU and MSU (but not Wisconsin). At that point, I think we very well could bump either OSU or MSU to the 3-seed line and take their spot assuming the chips fall the way they're supposed to elsewhere. But ultimately, I don't see a huge difference between a high 3-seed or a low 2-seed. There might be instances where being a high 3-seed could get us an easier draw depending on matchups.
That said, we would be the only 2-seed in the last 6 years to have 8 losses, however there appears to be more league parity this year which makes it possible.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||If we beat Ohio I believe we||
If we beat Ohio I believe we are a 3-seed regardless of any other outcomes. If we lose, I think we are a 4-seed if Wisconsin beats MSU (Wisconsin would move up to a 3-seed in my opinion). The other "dark horse" team could be Florida if they win the SEC tournament by going through Kentucky. They would finish 31-9 and SEC Champs with a recent win over a consensus #1 seed.
This is why I think we need to beat Ohio to solidly take a 3-seed. If we lose, I think it's a coin flip that the selection committee puts us at a 4-seed depending on what happens around us. Obviously, IU's loss helps us and if Wisconsin loses, it might be a moot point.
Either way, the 2-seed (and 1-seed?!?!) talk is a little wishful thinking in my opinion.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Going back to 2006 (the past||
Going back to 2006 (the past 5 years) the #1 seed with the most losses was UNC at 28-6 in 2007. We have no chance at a 1 seed regardless of what happens in the BTT. These are maize and blue delusions of grandeur.
Additionally, no teams with 8 losses or more have been a 2 seed in the past 5 years.
Since 2006, there have only been 4 teams with 8 losses or more to even get to a 3 seed.
2010: (3) Pittsburgh 24-8;
My guess is even if beating MSU and OSU, we get a 3 seed, albeit one of the "higher" 3 seeds. If we lose to Ohio, I believe there is a 50% chance we get a 4 seed.
We all should take a deep breath and be thankful we have squeaked out so many close wins this year. With 3 overtime wins and two more wins that we squeaked out by two points, we realistically could have finished 19-13 and in the NIT if a few bounces go against us (think Northwestern's season's luck).
That's not to discredit the team's success this year, which should be applauded, but for a 2-seed (let alone a 1-seed) can any of us realistically say there are only 7 other teams in the country better than us?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I'm sure he could have gotten||
I'm sure he could have gotten a loan for that amount from a bank. I don't think having parents that could front him that cash is what allowed him to "make it".
|2 years 20 weeks ago||55,115,565.5 pounds or||
55,115,565.5 pounds or 27,557.8 tons
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Money order from Western||
Money order from Western Union. Also, I wonder if he got a receipt for tax purposes. Imagine that guy's Turbotax software..."Did you make any charitable donations this year?" ... "Why yes, $100,000,000.00 actually..."
Then again, I'm sure the the guy with an LLM in tax law doesn't use Turbotax
|2 years 20 weeks ago||The guy gave $100M to the||
The guy gave $100M to the University - the single largest donation to Michigan, ever. What more do you want from him? Sheesh.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I liked the part about how he||
I liked the part about how he got fired from Wall Street for talking back to his boss then decided to start his own business when he didn't want to go through interviewing again.
Shows what hard work and a little luck can accomplish. Starting with a $10,000 loan from his parents and now being worth $3.1B.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||You could email the Alumni||
You could email the Alumni Club of SW Florida to see if they are having any sort of "watch party" at a local pub. Usually they arrange to have drink/food specials for Michigan fans.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||You're right. Verizon FiOS||
You're right. Verizon FiOS cable, Time Warner, and some other one I haven't heard of.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||The NBA Developmental||
The NBA Developmental League (NBA D-League) is a separate league run in affiliation with the NBA. Teams may assign up to two of their players to an NBA D-League team. Only players with fewer than two years' experience may be assigned to an NBA D-League team, and each player can be assigned no more than three times per season. If an active player is assigned, he is automatically placed on the team's Inactive List. There is no minimum or maximum length of an NBA D-League assignment, and players have 48 hours to report to the NBA D-League team once they are assigned. Players continue to receive their NBA salary while assigned to the NBA D-League.
NBA D-League rosters are normally 10 players, but can expand to 12 to accommodate assigned NBA players. In some cases where one team might be overstocked with assignees or players at a particular position, players might be reassigned to a different team. NBA teams do not control the playing time their assignees receive -- that matter is up to the discretion of the NBA D-League coaches.
Average D-League salary is $35,000 for those without NBA contracts. Darius will continue to earn his $473,604 annual salary.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I think a better analysis||
I think a better analysis would be to actually take efficiency and kenpom ratings from years past to actually determine how that correlated into NCAA tournament results. Then debunk or affirm the relative predicting power of kenpom, efficiency, etc. and determine what, if anything, was a good predictor of NCAA tournament success.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Ohio has looked better in||
Ohio has looked better in this game when Sullinger has been on the bench...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Bert, you must go to the||
Bert, you must go to the degobah system. there you will get beer from yoda, the quickie mart owner who sold to me.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed. That's tangentially||
Agreed. That's tangentially my point. Lack of heart disease can't be attributed to decrease in livestock consumption when there are so many other factors that should be taken into account during wartime. Especially when people were dying at alarming rates from acute infections with autopsies showing clogged arteries (still).
I know in Norway, heart disease decreased as well, though the infections likely played a part as well, but their diet saw a 200% increase in fish consumption, an increase in dairy, and odd things like seagulls. Which, like, scavenge for whatever is edible when resources are scarce.
I, like you I assume from your post, think it's irresponsible for a documentary to make that claim when there are a ridiculous number of reasons why or why not heart disease mortality decreased during WWII.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Yeah, that's the biggest||
Yeah, that's the biggest thing with the whole documentary actually. There could be a multitude of reasons why or why not health increased or decreased. I'm not saying their proposed nutritional diet is right or wrong (I have a friend that swears by it and is living very healthily), I'm just trying to do my part to draw awareness to not accepting what a movie says as fact and to really look into sources, academic journals, etc.
I mean, if curing cancer was just as easy as only eating vegetables, you'd think it would have caught on more by now.
Ultimately, I don't care that much about the debate between meat vs. veggies. Just sharing some stuff I found when I took a serious look into becoming vegetarian and decided that lifestyle wasn't a good fit for me personally. One of the biggest things I have found in my academic research is a correlation between eating fish and one's health. I try and get as high quality of fish as possible and stay away from mercury risks (swordfish/shark/albacore tuna/etc.) and opt for fish caught humanely, etc. And outside of that, unprocessed whole grains and natural vegetables. In the end, my final thouht (because I'm taking up a ton of my time researching again in this thread, haha) is to do your own research, pick a nutrition plan that focuses on moderation, and make sure you're happy with your lifestyle choice whatever that may be. That will be much healthier than torturing one's self on celery and baby carrots to lose a few pounds, etc.
Just my two cents while on my own soapbox.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Boom. Science.||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Not sure if you ski, but a||
Not sure if you ski, but a GREAT skiing app is Alpine Replay. It has tons of mountains and trail maps, etc. and uses GPS to track your avg sustained speeds, total distance skied, max speed, calories burned, etc. You can even "race" friends and see how your stats stack up against other people on the same mountain as you that day or all-time. I know, random post...you'd think I was a creator or something. Alas, I am not that tech savvy.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Not a problem. My citations||
Not a problem. My citations for some are those used by the scientists in the documentary actually:
For the mice: The Effect of Dietary Protein on Carcinogenesis of Alatoxin (linked here), which appeared in the Archives of Pathology in 1968. In the publication, it does in fact state that the rats with a 20% casein protein (dairy protein) diet had liver tumors while the 5% casein protein did not. However, all 30 of the high protein rats survived the whole year while only 12 of the 5% casein protein rats. So yes, the low casien protein rats did in fact not have cancer, but they died at an alarmingly faster rate in large part to their liver cells essentially eating themselves. I encourage you to read their "sources" to get the full picture instead of their handpicked data.
For the WWII diet: Well, in this journal, Barnes reviewed 70,000 Austrian autopsy protocols from the years 1930 to 1970, and found that cardiovascular disease mortality dropped significantly during World War II, which coincides with their claims that it was due to the decrease in livestock consumption due to the German confiscation of livestock to feed troops. A segment from Pages 2 and 3: At Graz, heart attacks dropped 75 percent between 1939 and 1945, and it is true that people were not eating cholesterol foods during the war … Adult patients, dying from tuberculosis during the war, had a very severe degree of damage to the arteries of their hearts. … Two years later the conditions were reversed. The antibiotics against tuberculosis had become available, and deaths from this disease fell like a lead pipe. Immediately deaths from heart attacks started to rise. The autopsies gave us the answer: the adult dying from a heart attack had "healing" tuberculosis in his lungs.
Lastly, for the Japanese population moving to US "western diets", this article, Epidemiology of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: methodology for comparison of diet, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 26, 177-184 (linked here) will actually show that in their diets, their flesh based meat consumption changed the least out of all dietary categories with the biggest changes coming from fish intake decreasing 32% and bread intake moving from non-existant (ate rice 2-3 times a day instead) to having bread 7+ times a week. To be fair, there was also an increase in dairy consumption, so there is correlation there as well, though the study also includes margerine in that category which fogs "dairy" up a bit.
EDIT: and just as a disclaimer, I'm not on of those people screaming "PROTEIN!!!" like you say. I actually eat meat quite rarely. I do however consume a lot of fish and the meat I do eat is usually hormone free/free range chicken breast once a week. I just don't like "documentaries" that pick data to support their conclusions, which is extra ironic given one of their sources (the mice) actually shows a higher death rate but "see?! no cancer! boo animal protein" My fight is with irresponsible public manipulation, not vegetarians. A vegetarian diet, just like an omnivore diet, can be very healthy if done properly and detrimental if done incorrectly, and I have no issues with supporting either.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||There are a lot of||
There are a lot of inaccuracies and manipulating data to support your preconceived conclusion. For example, during WWII, they cite a decrease in meat consumption led to a vast decrease in heart disease. The real data will show people were dying before they would had developed heart disease from acute infections (TB, influenza, pneumonia, etc). Additionally, their post death heart wasn't that much healthier. So yes, heart disease did decrease but not for the reason they claim, it's because people were dying sooner from other things before they would have developed heart disease in the first place.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Wow, that schedule sounds||
Wow, that schedule sounds awful. I know the process can be, and probably is, a ton of fun for these kids, but after a while I think it would take a toll.
I would definitely feel the pressure to commit to a school as fast as possible and tell everyone else to get off my back so I can breathe.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I hope this is||
I hope this is satirical. Either way, it is buffoonery! BUFFOONERY I SAY!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||In your scenario, both MSU||
In your scenario, both MSU and Michigan have a winning percentage of 100%. Does it matter how many times they played (won)? Or given the fact that they are still tied after winning percentage, would it go further from there?
EDIT: Apparently I'm late to the party on this one...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||A follow up curiosity: say we||
A follow up curiosity: say we have 5 OL committed. If we adamantly ONLY wanted to take 5 OL, and a 6th OL who is higher rated than all current committed recruits wants to come aboard, would the coaching staff be able to pull offers from currently committed, but unsigned, recruits prior to signing day? If so, wouldn't it be in the student's best interest to have a back-up school, still take visits while committed, etc.?
I understand that this would create a negative windfall with high school coaches and a negative rapport with future recruits should a coach do this, but is this "legal"? Does it happen often?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It seems like those types of||
It seems like those types of guys end up leaving early anyway...just not for the NFL...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I could see schools dropping||
I could see schools dropping a baseball program before building domed facilities for their teams.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Barry Larkin was somewhat||
Barry Larkin was somewhat popular...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Ah, well that's certainly||
Ah, well that's certainly plausible. Seems a little redundant, perhaps, but definitely plausible. In that case, really, lowly intern? Moak? Really?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Any particular reason why you||
Any particular reason why you doubt it? Not challenging you, just curious. I wouldn't see why he wouldn't be the one typing, or be considered "too executive" to waste time on live chats that were arranged by ESPN when his talents would be better used elsewhere. I would think that I would want to be the one typing if my name was going on "analysis" and my employer proclaims me to be an NFL Draft Expert or whatever title he has...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I just read this from Mel||
I just read this from Mel Kiper's chat over at ESPN.com:
Mel Kiper: He's a good, solid college defensive tackle. Former high school wrestler. Uses his hands very well. Very intense. Focused. He played a lot of football at Michigan. He battled Moak every day in practice. Moak is a 4-5 round guy. Martin can help you. He's a third round pick.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Maybe shoot an email to||
Maybe shoot an email to Brian? If you have your dad's email, Brian might be able to cross check it with associated login names?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Well, Morgan does lead the||
Well, Morgan does lead the B1G in FG% and is #13 in NCAA in FG%...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||He is shooting 26 of 88 from||
He is shooting 26 of 88 from the floor since the Iowa game.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Is it just me or does||
Is it just me or does Hardaway look like he's completely uninterested in basketball?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I'm not so sure the OP is||
I'm not so sure the OP is ragging on him as a "bust" so far though he has been a bit underwhelming. I think the general overall question would be: given the fact that he was the top rated player in the state, #5 DT in the nation, and a 5-star rated athlete, what sort of standard do we as a collective fanbase set for those types of players coming in?
Considering there are about 30 athletes each year in the country given such accolades, I expect an all conference selection from those players at a minimum. Of course it doesn't happen, and that's likely the recruiting rating being innacurate, but being a top 30 player in the country [regardless of position] should mean that you're at least one of the top 2-3 players in your conference [at your position] by the time you graduate.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I would say that BWC has to||
I would say that BWC has to be at least honorable mention all-conference to be considered a "non-bust" given his recruiting hype. I can give him the benefit of the doubt and say recruiting sites overrated him by one star value. If I recall, the typical forecast when ranking high school athletes:
5-star = potential all american
4-star = potential all conference
3-star = potential starter
EDIT: That said, I would still be thrilled if he was serviceable as a starter given the departures on DL.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||-22 in rebounding. I wonder||
-22 in rebounding. I wonder what the win% is for teams outrebounded by 20+...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Ha I suppose it does. It wasn't meant to be snarky. I'm rooting for Roger but there's no way I can stay up that late on a work night. Actually, I might be able to catch the end of it when I wake up in the morning.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Is anyone actually going to watch it live?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Well to be fair, the OP stated that the interview was courtside, not necessarily his seats. However, your point still stands.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Per CNN and ESPN. So...maybe?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Eli Manning knows a way around it...
|2 years 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The no NFL experience is definitely something to consider if I were the Colts. A great example would be Steve Spurrier. Or even Nick Saban.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I'm a fan of some quick Cajun shrimp paella. Don't have the recipe at my disposal though.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||After zooming in, I can see||
After zooming in, I can see sprinkles of green in the stands. Makes sense for the MSU 2008 game.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I guess I'm not too familiar||
I guess I'm not too familiar with how passer ratings are calculated, but Cousins averaged 44.5 yards more per game, completed 2% more of his passes, and threw for 4 more TD's and had 4 less INT's. Do YPA really play that much into the passer rating in that having a 0.6 YPA higher average negates all of the other stat lines? Or am I missing something else in the calculations?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||RR not capable of petty ego?||
RR not capable of petty ego? You're saying this in a thread about RR being promised to get revenge on his old team? Undermining? I'm pretty sure he undermined his DC and mandated what style he runs despite minimal defensive experience and no B1G experience. And backstabbing? Well that would be less painful than the last three year's win total.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||She's the niece of Michigan||
She's the niece of Michigan congressman (and Michigan alum) Fred Upton, whose grandfather was Frederick Upton, the founder of Whirlpool Corporation (world HQ in Benton Harbor, MI), who starred in Footloose with Kevin Bacon?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I've heard tons of reasons||
I've heard tons of reasons why he took the game off, one of which was that he just wanted to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with his family. Which isn't entirely crazy. Another reason was that his father passed away. I have done no further research into either of these rumors and consider them just that - rumors. No one knows the real reason.
I think Meyer will be announced as the head coach 'officially' at the half in the Ohio/Duke basketball game, but this same type of publicity and certainty was driven by the media when Les Miles was Michigan's emminent head coach after Carr retired as well.
EDIT: If I were Meyer, I would wait until the NCAA makes its ruling on punishment. Now I'm sure with his connections that he would be able to put out feelers on a potential punishment. Meyer is a good coach who's "got the itch" to get back into football. Ohio would be a great place for him. The rumors below about ND firing Kelly and hiring Meyer are as interesting as they are ridiculous. That's not to say it's outside of the realm of possibility for ND [see: Weis contract extension] and I would consider Meyer to be just as interested in that offer as an Ohio offer.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Georgia beating LSU and||
Georgia beating LSU and LSU/Alabama remaining 1 and 2 in the BCS rankings* If Georgia beats LSU and LSU falls to #3, then the BCS can only select Georgia and Alabama.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Well, I think it's a forgone||
Well, I think it's a forgone conclusion that we make a BCS bowl, however, we need the following to happen in order to guarantee it:
1. LSU Beats Georgia
If that happens, the rest is practically irrelevant.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||648||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I know you didn't list it,||
I know you didn't list it, but I went to the LSU at Florida night game in 'The Swamp' a few years back when they were both having great years. It was the year Florida won big. That stadium is as loud as it's hyped up to be. We were close to the field and on big third downs, I was trying to get the attention of my Aunt next to me and I was yelling her name and she had no idea I was even trying to talk to her. I remember an ESPN article of a Tennessee lineman saying that when they're on offense, he can feel his facemask shaking from the noise. Truly an electric environment.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I have been fortunate to||
I have been fortunate to cross off a lot from my sports bucket list. I've seen Michigan beat Ohio in the Big House (2003) and track and field, swimming, basketball, and gymnastics events at the '96 games in Atlanta. Two things that I would love to see despite not being huge fans of either sport:
1. World Cup soccer match, preferably the final
Being able to take in the environment surrounding these events would be as exciting as the event itself.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||The BCS games can only accept||
The BCS games can only accept a maximum of two teams from a conference.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Whatever the NCAA chooses to||
Whatever the NCAA chooses to do, I hope they allow the current PSU players to transfer without penalty like they did at USC.
It's not the players' fault this happened but the university should be punished if the alleged crimes are found to be true. Ironically, this could end up being how Bolden actually gets to transfer after Paterno denied his request last January.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I'm with you. However, I||
I'm with you. However, I know from my job at least, I'm always told that I'm a representation of the company regardless of if I'm actually 'on the job'. That said, perhaps the NCAA is making this an issue because PSU turning a blind eye to alleged child molestation for a number of years is a poor representation of the NCAA. [Insert joke about NCAA being their own punchline for poor representation here].
|2 years 37 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Yeah, and Ohio State are reigning Sugar Bowl champions. That doesn't make them a good team THIS year.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||If the NYTimes report is||
If the NYTimes report is true, I hate to see Paterno's career coming to an end by being dragged through someone else's mud.
Yes, he had moral responsibility to go to the police. However, all he could act upon was that someone else told him that they saw something. To me, that's on the GA at the time to go to the police as a witness and not on Paterno as someone who heard something from someone but can't confirm it himself..
I feel bad for Paterno. He followed his chain of command and his career will be tarnished by this forever because he didn't act further what the GA told him. I just can't wrap my mind around Paterno facilitating or approving that behavior. I just don't think that's possible. Sad.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||763||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||They're basically discussing||
They're basically discussing how WVU is trying to sue their way out of their contract to stay in the Big East and RR jokes around about how he thought there was a coach about 3.5 years ago that wanted out of a contract at WVU and they said "too bad, a contract's a contract" but apparently the landscape has now changed for WVU to change their opinion on contracts. He then futher joked about how he is very familiar with lawyers and can give some advice in this situation.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||My statement was never about||
My statement was never about getting rid of Rich Rodriguez and I'm afraid people are miscontruing my statements as reasons to have fired him. The point I was trying to make was whether or not the program itself is better off after his tenure than when he arrived. Unfortunately, due to the NCAA violations, blemishes like that affect the program. The attrition, the W-L record, the negative public stigma that surrounded the program all became factors that, in my opinion, made the program worse off than when Coach Rod started in 2008. That said, all of this is mostly not the fault of Rich Rodriguez nor do I blame him for any of the circumstance.
I still stand by my statement that the program isn't better off by having him as coach from 2008-2010.
That was the point I was trying to make.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||That was a response to Don,||
That was a response to Don, who made it appear like the major violations were nothing to be concerned with as it was like exceeding the speed limit by 3mph.
Also, I am aware that I can contact the University of Michigan by sending a letter to the aforementioned address. I attended the University and am familiar with the locale. Thank you for that information.
That said, as you agree with me and share the same sentiment, you can join me in constructing a letter and we can send it in together. What do you think? Does that sound like something you might be interested in?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Which line? Are you||
Which line? Are you saying you disagree?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||You are probably right, but||
You are probably right, but we can't say for sure. Either way, my point was that the measure of putting the two teams against each other and detrmining who wins cannot accurately access the progress of a program as a whole.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Sure, I agree with you. That||
Sure, I agree with you. That said, Michigan was still hit with major NCAA violations. I don't care if it was exceeded practice time by 1 minute. The University of Michigan should never be sanctioned for breaking major NCAA rules. That is the standard I hold for the University of Michigan.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||What you should be saying is||
What you should be saying is the 2008 team without departures due to the coaching change vs. the 2010 team as the addition of Hoke/Borges/Mattison most likely changed this team (mostly defense) from what it was going to be into something better.
I would wager a team that fielded Mallet at QB with Manningham and Arrington at WR with an OL that would have been better in a Hoke-type system that year with Boren (just being realistic here) and a competent downhill runner in Brandon Minor would have been able to shred a Rich Rod team with whatever 3-3-5 defense that is being fielded.
I can't personally say that Rich Rod left the program in better shape than when he arrived. We had major NCAA violations, a stain on the program that will be there forever, in addition to two bowlless season. Did Rich Rod's last year appear more successful than his first? Definitely. But was the entire program better off by having Rich Rod as a coach for three years? I'd say no.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I know that Ann Arbor-Saline||
I know that Ann Arbor-Saline is southbound only toward I-94 following the game. Outside of that, I'm not aware that they close any roads.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||It's probably more like||
It's probably more like Mclimans is waiting to see if McGary commits to find out if he gets a 5th year...
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Saying that he's going to||
Saying that he's going to announce next week? Who knows. These announcements are crazy given the fact that recruits flip-flop on their commitments all the time.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I had a professor that knew||
I had a professor that knew everyone's names too. Surprisingly, it was on the first day of the class. Turns out, you can print the class roster and attach the M-card photos of the students enrolled. He made flash cards and memorized students' names for the first day.
It was kind of creepy and impressive at the same time.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Yep, on a nationally||
Yep, on a nationally televised game on ESPN-Plus.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Meh, they're ok seats||
In the endzone, the higher up the better, in my opinion. That said, the seats aren't bad, but they're not great when the action is on the other side of the field.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Carr's results vs.||
Carr's results vs. Eastern:
1998: W 59-20
So, I'll give you the 2007 season as 'underwhelming', but with only three games played against Eastern, it's ridiculous to say that "Carr-led teams had trouble putting away EMU". Carr outscored Eastern 147-42 over his career.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||NSFSRK||
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Trash talking goes too far||
Trash talking goes too far when you throw a punch.
In all seriousness, trash talking is just a means to get inside to opponent's head to gain a mental advantage that you hope translates into a physical advantage. Trash talking goes too far when it's insulting to the opposing player and the statements are made in public. In the trenches, or downfield after a pass breakup, fire away.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||$175? I'd rather buy a custom||
$175? I'd rather buy a custom jersey and wear it as opposed to a used jersey and burn it. Sorry.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Kudos for actually making||
Kudos for actually making halftime adjustments and coming out with a stronger post after a few changes. Too many times in the past, our old board posters would just live and die by the original post. Refreshing.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||The problem is, people then||
The problem is, people then just say "well he called me [insert whatever here]" in order to get off the hook for flagrant personal fouls.
Words are one thing, but you can't retaliate in a physical way outside of the rules in the game. By all means, block him into the turf, tackle someone hard, etc. But nasty things are said and that's just how it is.
Is it justified to go break someone's arm in a Starbucks for saying something racist to me? Maybe. Are you still going to get arrested and prosecuted? Absolutely.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||We don't and he very well||
We don't and he very well could have been. That said, there are very explicit rules regarding punching or attacking other players. There aren't any rules on punishment for one player saying something mean to the other with no one else around to confirm it...
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Supposedly, one of the||
Supposedly, one of the reasons he chose MSU over Michigan was because on one of his recruiting visits, he was called Tom instead of William. So Lewan was calling him Tom during the game, which some people considered racist because of the whole "Uncle Tom" thing, but really was a reference to being called by the wrong name for an entirety of a recruiting trip.
This was at least my understanding. Anyone correct me where I'm wrong.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||-Season Predictions? 7||
-Season Predictions? 7 losses
-Most Improved/Breakout player? smotz
-Point guard situation? not as big of a dropoff as we initially feared
-Big Ten favorites? not likely, though i think we make noise in the B1G tourney
|2 years 41 weeks ago||a) I don't think this is a||
a) I don't think this is a good argument to why it's not an issue. These were great collegiate players and Brees is an all-pro QB. That said, it's an anomaly and certainly not a reason to disregard height.
b) I keep hoping that Denard will 'get it' in his senior year the same way Troy Smith somehow turned from RB that can throw to ohmygod he's killing people with his arm.
I am however losing confidence that it will happen. Time will tell.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||If that is the case regarding||
If that is the case regarding Gholston, I would expect the conference to levy a 3 game suspension. In the past, the conference has suspended players for much less - hit with forearm, kneeing a player, Mouton's punch vs ND in '09. I would expect one game for each incident would be appropriate as the helmet twist, punch, and attempted arm break are outside of the game. One could argue that the late hits, roughing the passers, etc are a part of the game.
I think what makes the matters worse for Gholston are Narduzzi's public comments that the Spartans try to play "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness. I'm just happy it didn't get called on every snap."
To the OP: what are your thoughts on the matter and what would be an appropriate response by MSU toward Gholston and Narduzzi? Also, what would be an appropriate response by the conference should no action be taken by MSU?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Definitely patchwork line.||
Definitely patchwork line. Good DL's are getting good push and the blocking isn't developing correctly in order to spring MSU's RB's for 200+ yards. We'll see how it plays out today, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Are you going to be new||
Are you going to be new competition for Bolivian representation?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Ha! I got a laugh out of||
Ha! I got a laugh out of this. That' said, I think Abu Dhabi is littered with palaces, Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, etc. Pretty wealthy oil city. But to the OP, good luck, I'd imagine you'd have a hard time find a place that showed American sports, let alone a college football game. Then again, this is Michigan fergodsakes, so we probably have an alumni bar there.
Can you stream Espn3.com from Abu Dhabi?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||New Holland's Ichabod||
New Holland's Ichabod followed by Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale followed by Shipyard Brewery's Smashed Pumpkin.
If anyone has not had any of these, I highly reccommend them.
Also, the 2007 Michigan at MSU game is on BTN. Watching Henne and Hart ochestrate a win in East Lansing is wonderous.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's a reference to Dion Sims being caught for stealing a bunch of computers from Detroit Public School System and not a reference to his major.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||1. I can't pause the game,||
1. I can't pause the game, even though I have DVR. I'd can't handle the fact that I wouldn't be watching it live and thus being able to experience the thrills or anguish after everyone else.
2. I also have a stuffed pumpkin with eyes on it that comes out as part of the decorations in the fall. Thus far, it has only been positioned to 'watch' the second half of the NU game. It will be watching the MSU game start to finish.
3. I also generally can't sit still. I'm constantly shifting around. I also tend to lean in my seat one way or another depending on where I want the ball carrier to go. To be fair, I also do this when playing NCAA.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I laughed at that and then||
I laughed at that and then remembered that we lost that game by two scores. Now I'm sad.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||He went on further to explain||
He went on further to explain the freshman is a general member of the student body and not affiliated with any sport. It also happens twice a day, every day, starting 5 days before the game and usually near the Espresso Royale on S. University next to the Ulrich's.
You have been warned.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Four touchdowns and two||
Four touchdowns and two safeties? Or perhaps three touchdowns, missed PAT and four field goals? 32-21 is an interesting pick.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Who is Tom Crean and what is||
Who is Tom Crean and what is an Indiana?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||If I recall, Michigan was in||
If I recall, Michigan was in shotgun with Smith lined up to the right of Denard. Michigan was driving the ball "to the right" on the screen. Not sure which side the camera was on though.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I remember that with Smith!||
I remember that with Smith! I remember laughing when I see his neon yellow gloves come up from below the screen as he points his "hand"guns downfield. I just imagined a "pew pew pew" noise before the snap.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
In Soviet Russia, game streams you!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Hell, Charlie Weis makes $850k base salary as OC at Florida.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I wonder if Saban had an equally lucrative "Spartan for Life" contract at a whopping $650,000.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||NSFSRK||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||There's no smoking in the Big||
There's no smoking in the Big House Herbie. Come on...
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Looks like...||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||You want your ace to throw||
You want your ace to throw Game 1 because of the off days in the series. Whoever starts Game 1 can throw Game 4 and Game 7 on three days rest each. That and the Rangers will be throwing their ace Game 1 due to the time off. Rangers' #1 pitching three times gives them the advantage over throwing JV twice in games 2 and 5.
Moreover, if Detroit is down in the game, throwing Verlander won't help as you need offensive production for pitcher support. Plus if you have a big lead (3+runs in innings 8 or 9), I wouldn't waste Verlander in the next series to close. Additionally, JV hasn't ever pitched from the pen and that's different than starting the game.
You and I must have different theologies I suppose, but I think saving Verlander is the better long term decision.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||You have to trust your||
You have to trust your relievers. Verlander has been great, but it's not like he threw a perfect game vs. the Yankees last time as well. If you throw Verlander tonight, you likely lose the ALCS anyway without Verlander for Game 1. When the end goal is the World Series, losing in the ALDS = losing in the ALCS.
I say you save him so he can throw games 1, 4, and 7 in the ALCS to win the series and go to the World Series.
EDIT: Not saying this is the "right" answer, but I'm sure this is the train of thought that Leyland is thinking. I trust a guy like Leyland in this situation.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||How can you be fairly certain||
How can you be fairly certain about this? All we have to go on is the fact that we had Steven Threet and the offense was not adapted.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Is there a rule where you||
Is there a rule where you have to be fully set as an offense for at least a second before you can snap the ball? I recall something like that being mentioned. I'm always wondering during the games why the other team wouldn't just snap it sooner during our musical chairs DL shifts.
Either way, I agree with you, I think the varying pace could be the biggest challenge the defense could face. There is potential to get stuck in a certain defensive package then exploited in the hurry-up.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Wow, knowing where to sit on||
Wow, knowing where to sit on the plane, hotel rooms, stair locations, etc? That's leaving no stone unturned. I can only imagine how well Hoke prepares for an opponent if he puts that much effort into those details.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Wow...it wouldn't be too||
Wow...it wouldn't be too difficult to check to a three yard hitch on the outside WR's. Then again, on second and two, it it usually a "go deep" down, especially on the 50 yard line and in.
I'd be interested to see what type of cusion is given up on third downs.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Only when Yom Kippur is||
Only when Yom Kippur is playing.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I can see this thread turning||
I can see this thread turning out bad...
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Along these same lines, get||
Along these same lines, get Odoms back in there. He was pretty sure handed pre-injury. NEED MOAR GOAT.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||You have a appropriate user||
You have a appropriate user name.
I also agree with you, however I put a little less credence in MSU's performance vs OSU. I think it all hinges more on Cousins and his mistakes. MSU didn't look good against FCS Youngstown State, got stomped by ND, and didn't look impressive against OSU. I think OSU is around the same talent level as a Penn State or Iowa. I think what hurts MSU in perception is that this OSU team is also missing their starting LT, RB, and WR.
MSU doesn't pass the "eye test" to me thus far, however the talent is there if they can bring it all together.
I see MSU finishing the year at 8-4 to 9-3 and at best, second in the Legends, but likely third.
That is all.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||In honor of OP's avatar...||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I think Persa is a good QB,||
I think Persa is a good QB, even with his achilles injury, but with his late game re-injury, it may be enough to render him relately uneffective this Saturday. Time will tell. If he is fairly immobile, then that should bode well for us with the complex blitz schemes. I just hope that our CB's can blanket the WR's and allow our front 4(5) enough time to get solid pressure.
Speaking of our CB's, does anyone else start to feel that perhaps Countess is a better option at CB than Woolfolk? I've been very impressed with his coverage skills lately. He's really growing into quite the player.
Along those same lines, could Wile be a better option at punter than Hagerup? Hagerup wasn't that impressive Saturday and didn't have the booming kicks Wile has had thus far. Wind and first game back jitters may have played a part.
Overall, I like our chances this Saturday if we can keep the turnovers in check. I think we're a better coached and better athletic team than Illinois, so I'm confident and cautiously optimistic.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Already taken. See above.||
Already taken. See above.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||677||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||EDIT: I just realized posting||
EDIT: I just realized posting it on here isn't actually doing anything. Email sent.