Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
- Member for
- 6 years 7 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|2 days 3 hours ago||But I thought we were in the||
But I thought we were in the trust tree...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This thread turned out much||
This thread turned out much differently than I expected based on the title. Carry on.
EDIT: I also just started Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order so perhaps I am biased
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure if you have Skyrim||
Not sure if you have Skyrim on PC but if so then it's well worth the time to mod the game. The graphics/textures/UI mods in particular turn an already great game into a vastly improved one.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The only way these guys got||
The only way these guys got that weapon system is through the Russian government.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The fireworks alone don't||
The fireworks alone don't really upset me, but it seems like every little (or not-so-little) step we take in the direction of WOW, it's a step away from what we have traditionally been about.
It's like that analogy where you slowly boil a frog or something.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'm no psychologist, but this||
I'm no psychologist, but this seems...unbalanced.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I understand that there is||
I understand that there is plenty of self promotion on this message board, and I don't like harshing on people, but doesn't this violate the bleacher report rule? Mods, please say yes.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Two words, dude: Star||
Two words, dude: Star Citizen. Also SteamBox and related efforts.
With the consoles having made the transitions to what are essentially PCs, I think the PC is likely to regain its primacy in terms of platform in the medium term.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This is mostly because the||
This is mostly because the PS3 architecture was significantly different (and as I understand it, notoriously more difficult to code for) than the 360. This generation, the XB1 and PS4 are virtually identical in architecture. Last generation was like comparing apples to oranges in many ways; this generation it's apples to apples and the PS4 is clearly the superior machine.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||PS4||
I really struggled with this, having owned the original Xbox and then the 360 for over a decade. I really liked those systems and was a fan of Xbox Live. I ultimately decided on the PS4 because I feel like Microsoft abandoned the core gaming audience for a more casual entertainment approach, and the lack of performance from a graphics and framerate standpoint is substantial.
There are fewer and fewer exclusives, and I think Sony wins out here too. I was a die hard Halo fan but the franchise has gotten stale. Since I own a PC that is a superior system to either, I can get any game I really want between that and a PS4. Plus I hated not having a good baseball game to play, so it's been nice having MLB The Show for a change.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think the issue is that we||
I think the issue is that we are talking about football coaches here. In the grand scheme of things - particularly related to education - these guys aren't really all that important. To name positions in the athletic department (AD, head coach, coordinator) after donors kind of elevates their jobs to something that they really aren't.
At least when people contribute money to build an academic building or create a scholarship they are doing something that creates public good and should be recognized as such. Donating money to an athletic department, while good for us Michigan fans, probably isn't an obvious public service.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||There may be some relatively||
There may be some relatively small versions of what happens down in the SEC around here, but many of the driving factors that enable such a pervasive culture of corruption as described in this article don't exist in the big ten footprint.
If the B1G schools played this game I'd think that we'd see a lot more players from the south coming north, as well as a much better overall W-L record on the field. The current state of the conference suggests to me most B1G schools are not playing this game.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Don't sleep on Irvin||
Don't sleep on Irvin
|22 weeks 2 days ago||As far as I understand,||
As far as I understand, transparent aluminum has been around since the mid 1980s.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty much everything about||
Pretty much everything about this post - including the avatar - is creepy.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I assume girls are also||
I assume girls are also eligible for this position?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like every other game||
Seems like every other game at this point the other team has had a guy on fire/having a career game against us. Yogi, Marble, now Kaminski. This isn't a coincidence - this team just isn't very good defensively.
Combine that with poor shooting, carelessness on offense, and not showing up the first half...well there you go. Hopefully we can get things turned around come tournament time, but who knows.
|29 weeks 21 hours ago||If you go down the line of||
If you go down the line of matchups, I think the margin is pretty small.
Burke > Walton - this is the biggest mismatch in my opinion
THJ > LeVert - THJ wasn't always "on," so it's feasible that LeVert could outplay him on a given day
`13 Stauskas < `14 Stauskas - This is a huge mismatch. Stauskas of this year would destroy Stauskas of yesteryear.
`13 GR3 < `14 GR3 - While he is periodically absent, there's no question this year's version is better.
McGary > Horgan - This would be a pretty significant mismatch for most anyone, but I think Horgan could hold their own against Mitch on most days.
Frankly I'd give the game to whichever team was playing at home. Not sure last year's team would be able to come out of a hostile 2014 Crisler environment with a win.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I use it almost exclusively||
I use it almost exclusively as a means to stay aware of current events and to make sure that I don't miss content on sites I follow. But I guess staying informed in real time and ensuring I'm never bored on the Internet has no objective value.
You don't have to tweet with your twitter account and you're not forced to follow any account you deem unworthy. Perhaps the twitter bubble you created for yourself was composed mostly of petty morons.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I second this. The mods for||
I second this. The mods for Skyrim vastly improve an already great game.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I think it's reasonable to||
I think it's reasonable to conclude that Hoke is squarely on the hot seat right now, pending of course the results of next season.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I could have been clearer||
I could have been clearer here, but I am not making the argument that the spread offense is superior to pro-style in terms of on-the-field success, but saying that for non-experts it's not surprising to express preference for something that is more clearly understood.
If the "flaw" to which you are refering is the predictability of play calling in a run-to-spread attack, I don't think it's a flaw because the source of that predictability is the alignment of the defense and not whatever play the offense is in when they get to the LOS. Basically you can have a pretty good idea of what's about to happen when you see where the defense is the weakest.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure the term||
I'm pretty sure the term "manball" was created as a way to describe Brady Hoke's attitude toward how "real football" should be played, and was never intended to describe a scheme or even evaluate its effectiveness. And it was coined prior to Hoke coaching a game here.
Hoke believes (or at least has stated as much) that spread offenses are not physical enough to adequately prepare a defense. As you've pointed out, however, the offense we run doesn't reflect what Hoke stated publicly upon his hire, so he's obviously flexible.
Have you ever considered the fact that the reason why so many people (me included) like the spread offense is because it's conceptually very simple? I can look at the K-State offense and tell you what's going to happen pre-snap at a pretty good success rate. I understand Rodriguez's offense.
I have to admit I have no idea what Al Borges is trying to accomplish, other than throwing a bunch of different formations at people and trying to create breakdowns in the secondary. I suppose there would be a running game involved in an ideal world but we have yet to see one that really works for reasons you've covered ad nausem.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Forgot the /s, but figured||
Forgot the /s, but figured it'd be obvious given BOB
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah they'd never hire an||
Yeah they'd never hire an assistant with no HC experience.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Or when you decide to||
Or when you decide to celebrate Christmas at the in-law's house you just get coal.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||That is not logical.||
That is not logical.
|37 weeks 22 hours ago||This is tremendous news.||
This is tremendous news. Thanks for everything you do, Brian.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I would like some of whatever||
I would like some of whatever it is you're smoking. Prolific? LOLOLOLOL
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure what benefit a||
I'm not sure what benefit a UFR would bring at this point, since the same thing happens every week. I can do a quick summary of the would-be UFR:
Defense: Good and getting better each week, but still inconsistent at times. Secondary rotations are puzzling. Got worn out in the 4th quarter due to offensive ineptitude.
Offense: a morass; a complete failure from the top-down; the source of all things depressing; evidence that Michigan will not compete for B1G titles, let alone be relevant nationally for years to come.