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|1 day 23 hours ago||"Moe's Sports Shop, Brian speaking."||
"Hey, I'm going to be late, can you check if my friend has already arrived?. First name Mike. Last name Rotch."
"Let me check..."
|4 days 8 hours ago||Umm...||
my copy of Oregon Trail said I headed west in 1848, where I either died from dysentery or on the Columbia River right before the end. Lewis and Clark's expedition immediately followed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, ending in 1806. Way to get elementary school history wrong, Oregon.
|6 days 2 hours ago||October 1st.||
Tends to get posted either the Wednesday or Thursday before the game on Saturday.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Maybe Heiko's prediction||
Maybe Heiko's prediction isn't as insane as originally perceived...
|1 week 1 day ago||14-8 Michigan.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Stubbed my toe this morning.||
I was hobbled for about 2 minutes.
|1 week 6 days ago||You are indeed correct!||
You are indeed correct!
|1 week 6 days ago||Re: ZZ Top|
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Link is broken.||
Link is broken.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Kick Rutgers and Maryland out.||
Replace them with no one. Problems solved.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||63-6 Michigan.||
Repeat of the Delaware State game.
I tried to judge last week's game Seth, but the comments were closed before I could read through them all. But yeah, I'll take the offer if the position is still available.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'll add the title to my sig line.||
My mother will be proud of me.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Prediction||
Field goals will be worth 3 points this season.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||21-17 Utah.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Because of the epic battles between the juggernauts:||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Re: "Decoy"||
I've never felt comfortable with the term "decoy." for an offensive player. I get the incentive to letting Charles Woodson or Jabrill Peppers run a route, or putting Denard on the field with Gardner when he's too hurt to throw the ball. But why refer to it as a decoy, and not simply as another wide receiver? Is the implication that the player will never see the ball go their way, so you're hoping the defense will overcommit to them (like draw a doubleteam)? Seems like a defensive coordinator would respond by committing fewer defenders to that player.
What am I missing here?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Games for 3DS||
I enjoy Phoenix Wright games a lot. Think anime-style Law and Order where you play as the defense attorney clearing your clients from wrongful convictions. Mostly mystery-solving and figuring out just how all the evidence/testimony fits together, but the writing and storytelling is excellent. Despite the style, every case is a murder case, so games are rated T or M.
Check out Professor Layton games if you enjoy solving puzzles. Easily the best collection of puzzles I've found in any medium.
I'd have more recommendations, but ultimately it depends on what kind of experience you're looking for. Regarding ODS/3DS exclusives*, the above I'd recommend to anyone.
*I think the first Professor Layton game is available on iPhones now-a-days.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory|
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Best of luck Ricky.||
I hope you grow up soon and learn that other people have different hobbies than you, and that's okay. I'll just go back to playing Rocket League in the meantime.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Are you saying||
a 7-5 season doesn't suck? I'd argue it does suck; otherwise, Al Borges doesn't get fired after the 2013 season. Same applies to Rodriguez after the 2010 season.
Looks like Brian was predicting that 2008 would suck.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Is the editor a fan of Goldeneye (N64)?||
Looks like they turned on DK Mode before printing the cover.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Short answer: no.||
Long answer: think of a game of Pong you play on your phone that lets you challenge anyone in the world for free. Admittedly, that would be kinda fun if you could play them live. The problem is you can't play them live unless you pay money. Should you opt to not pay, the ball will only move halfway across the screen, and you only get to move your paddle once. After 24 hours, you'd get to see the ball move the same distance, and you'd get to move again.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Issues less polarizing than Rich Rodriguez||
(in no particular order)
--Feminism vs MRA
--Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life
--The Federal Reserve
--the war on terrorism
--Israel vs Palestine
--Moral relativism (including Islamophobia)
--the Trayvon Martin shooting
--the 2nd amendment
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Henne, Wheatley, Carter, Woodson, and Crisler.||
With an extra dollar for the flaming bag of poo left at the Freep's doorstep.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||No, THIS||
says "Fuck you Dave Brandon" in Braille.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||Oh Ron Johnson!||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I hope it takes off.||
Even if it did nothing more than keep track of when tournament or league play for the most popular games of each genre (fighting, real-time strategy, MOBA, shooter), that would be very useful. If they want to video archive matches, all the better.
That being said, if it follows ESPN's business model and becomes the TMZ of e-sports, I'd go back to using Twitch.tv to tell me when matches will be played.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't think that was the reason||
"RichRod tried to teach Denard the zone read for two years and had to ditch it."
I don't think Denard's inability to learn the zone read was the reason why RichRod abandoned it. IIRC it had more to do with Denard being the best runner by far on the 2010 team, so teams would defend the zone read by making him hand off every time. To maximize Denard as a runner in 2010, Rodriguez decided to use his running back as an extra blocker rather than let the defense choose between Denard and Vincent Smith. 2011 saw the emergence of Toussaint, a stronger running threat in his own right, so transitioning back to the zone read was logical.
I think your premise of learning football vs executing football tasks is sound. It just doesn't make sense that RichRod would avoid putting his players in a better position to succeed by calling a play they rep all the time in practice. Tate made plenty of wrong reads in 2009 that were bailed out by athletic ability (his long TD run against Notre Dame comes to mind).
|20 weeks 1 day ago||"Many were lamenting that we||
"Many were lamenting that we didn't keep Rich Rod after that Oregon win, yet Michigan had to play Minnesota 34th, Penn State 7th, Michigan State 22nd, and Ohio State 26th ranked defenses"
Only Penn State and OSU have defensive FEI ratings that rank above Arizona's opponents. Six of Arizona's opponents (Oregon, Utah, Washington, USC, Arizona State, and Boise State) have defensive FEIs above the rest of Michigan's big ten schedule. Even if you disregard the injury-decimated Oregon team, Arizona went 3-3 against that group. I don't know how you can say Rodriguez would struggle against Big Ten defenses this year when the PAC-12 defenses he faced were both better overall and he split against them. More importantly, are you arguing Michigan would not have been better off last year with Rodriguez instead of Hoke?
Maybe you're using eyeball test to form your opinions, in which case there's no reason to have a discussion.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Any way I can get||
a single magazine with the t-shirt for, say, about $30-$40? I really want the shirt but can't really use 2 copies of the magazine. I'd even consider getting signed copy + shirt for $50 if that was an option.