landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|10 weeks 6 days ago||The "The" makes all the difference||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||FiveThirtyEight 'Collectors' documentary on Kelley||
This went up today:
Pulaski Academy football coach Kevin Kelley never punts. He always kicks on-side. His teams play … weirdly. Now the Arkansas squad is going back to Dallas to face its rival, Highland Park, a team that has won 84 games in a row at home and outplayed Pulaski Academy last year. Will Kelley’s data-driven plays lead to the win? The latest film in FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films’ short-documentary series Collectors, “Undefeated,” directed by Jamie Schutz, follows Pulaski as the team adds a new wrinkle to its playbook and tries to end Highland Park’s streak.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Sums up my feelings||
Sums up my feelings perfectly, tho' I would have swapped the sentiments in the last graf: "Ohio State looked like a playoff team today. Michigan looked a long way off. It's hard not to be disappointed today after seeing how the last few months have played out, but this is exactly what we expected heading into the season."
If there was anything surprising about today's game, it's that a decisive OSU victory was a surprise — and that says a lot. We're still ahead of schedule, and the most important game is the next one. Onward and upward.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Sums up my feelings||
Sums up my feelings perfectly, tho' I would have swapped the sentiments in the last graf: "Ohio State looked like a playoff team today. Michigan looked a long way off. It's hard not to be disappointed after seeing how the last few months have played out, but that's exactly what we expected heading into the season."
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Only 35 of the 55 framers of||
Only 35 of the 55 framers of the Constitution were lawyers or had benefited from legal training, and not all of those relied on the profession for a livelihood.
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||So, we're going to see Rafiki||
So, we're going to see Rafiki on a sign behind the College Gameday guys this Saturday, right? I mean, right?
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||The "rollercoaster" cheer was||
The "rollercoaster" cheer was one the student section used to do when I was there 1988-92. Also "rowboat" and "popcorn." The most popular, tho', was when the pep band would come around and ask the crowd what they wanted to hear. I remember being taken aback by looking over and seeing a big, burly obvious nonstudent bellowing at the top of his lungs from the upper rows: "BUULLLWWIINNKKLLE! BULLWINKLE!"
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Got to stop the mental mistakes by the crowd, tho'.||
Got to stop the mental mistakes by the crowd, tho'.
|37 weeks 15 hours ago||365 days?||
This April, Beckman explained the mix-up. He is well aware of his mom's birthday — he wanted to give her a shoutout as a coach's wife and coach's mom who never really got to be around her husband/son as much as she wanted around her birthday — but I always liked the idea of Beckman celebrating his mom's birthday 365 days a year.
Well, 364 at most, I guess, right? Since it never seemed to be her actual birthday?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I can't agree on Gus||
I can't agree on Gus Johnson/Joel Klatt. The two things that bothered me most was when the amazing O'Neill punt happened and I got the feeling they just weren't even watching the game. The explanation of why it was so smart of Utah to call a timeout when it was actually Michigan who called it, too. Stuff like that seemed to be happening all game.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||What does it mean …||
… that I have stronger thoughts about the FS1 team than anything I saw from Michigan in this game?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Gotta start finding holes for Smith.||
Gotta start finding holes for Smith.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Was it just me, or did these||
Was it just me, or did these FS1 announcers just miss an amazing punt?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Should excited feel different from nervous? Or sick?||
Should excited feel different from nervous? Or sick?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I hated everything about this||
I hated everything about this idea — but "extremely unique" was just, like, I can't even.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Know what else makes it easy||
Know what else makes it easy to forget four-loss seasons? Seven-loss seasons.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||No Bitcoin Bowl?!||
Always a great annual read — but you forgot to mention that the former St. Petersburg Bowl now wants to be called the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. My suggestion:
They call it
You call it
|2 years 42 weeks ago||You don't really "tweet at" someone …||
… you just use their "@" Twitter handles in your posts, and Twitter tells them someone has "mentioned" them. You can't actually message someone (via "direct message) unless you're already following each other. I'd love to see the NCAA tell the Interwebs they can't mention recruits online anymore.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I've been to both …||
… the Orlando and Tampa bowl games (Tampa a couple times, Orlando once), and had a much better time in Tampa. The Citrus bowl was a depressing stadium, crowd and show — and it had to be a real downer to turn a win (1999: UM 45, Arkansas 31) into a sad experience.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Everything Brian says here is valid, but ...||
... it's still not the appropriate response to even veiled expressions of preference for Hoke over Rodriguez, or vice versa, from fans/alumni/players/whoever. The appropriate response is:
It's over. It's done. There's nothing more to say about it that matters. Onward.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||So, for now …||
… you'll just waste your time (and ours) with inane comments on someone else's blog? Maybe we'd all be better served if you started your own.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Dave Brandon's doing an insanely great job …||
… for one reason more than any other, and as long as he can keep it up he'll have my support:
So far, he's been very good at not being Bill Martin.
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|5 years 18 weeks ago||Really excellent work||
Great breakdown, great analysis, great everything.
Truer words have never been spoken. Coaches get flamed and fired these days for an 8-4 season (perhaps rightly so, not to defend the indefensible), but folks lose sight of the fact that Michigan's winningest record in all of college football, broken down into 12-game chunks, works out to an 8-4 average.