This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Don't worry, people. DC is||
Don't worry, people. DC is crowdsourcing a better name as we speak. Also panicking.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That 13.8% though||
Interesting. I have no idea how 86.2 % feels compared to the historic average, but this will always come down to a difference in what people prefer, which has been expressed by people throughout this thread.
Even so, you're talking about 86.2% of two ABs each game.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bill James does not||
Bill James does not understand the difference between strategy and tactics. In-game decisions are tactics. Assembling a roster is a strategic undertaking. This entire argument is invalid because it makes no sense conceptually.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, so you "got" me here.||
Okay, so you "got" me here. You are literally the only person here even talking about the double switch, so I don't feel particularly obligated to respond to the argument you are having with yourself.
In addition, the "free outs" scenario you describe is becoming increasingly rare in the National League (not HS baseball) that we are talking about. In a 27 out game at most two of those are even theoretically "free" as you describe them. Others in this thread have pointed out even that assumption is questionable.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Moments like this aren't as||
Moments like this aren't as rare as people think they are, either. Sure, pitchers generally suck at hitting, but over the course of a team's season a handful of games are decided by these moments and it's awesome. Like Spike going HAM in the title game.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I personally find making the||
I personally find making the best out of a bad situation much more interesting than assembling a fantasy roster, so yes, we will always disagree.
I know that Ortiz has done a lot in his DH role, and I'm happy for him and Red Sox fans. He still has no business playing baseball if he isn't capable of playing the easiest position on the field.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So you've watched probably,||
So you've watched probably, what, two or three games of baseball?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I guess I'll play the role as||
I guess I'll play the role as the curmudgeon here, though I'm only in my late 20s. Not having the DH in the NL is my preference for two main reasons:
1) Having pitchers hit forces compelling managerial decision making that isn't obvious to casual fans; it adds a layer of depth at both the tactical and strategical levels. As an example: when in a close game in the mid-to-late innings, managers face a dilemma when deciding to leave a starter in who's performing well, or pinch hitting with a runner on base. Seeing how teams deal with things like that is a lot of fun.
2) The DH is basically an outlet for guys who are incapable of playing baseball. I have a lot of respect for David Ortiz's career, but it should have ended years ago. The core of baseball is what happens on defense, which is what players spend 99% of their baseball careers doing. If you can't even hack it at first base, you have no business putting on the uniform.
Don't even get me started on the wild card play-in game.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This would also be consistent||
This would also be consistent with his general approach to all things: people know where they stand relative to others when it comes to performance.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I am no Sharp supporter, but||
I am no Sharp supporter, but it should be noted that even journalists at NYT, WSJ, etc., make mediocre livings. This is especially true for sports journalism in particular.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure you understand||
I'm not sure you understand the concept of political incorrectness, but you keep doing you.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You spelled your name wrong.||
You spelled your name wrong.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Devonta Freeman vs. Jordan Reed||
Freeman (@Jax) has cooled down recently and Reed is facing a Buffalo team that seems to have little idea how to stop good TEs.
Freeman seems to have more upside and is at this point my 3rd RB so this is for the FLEX spot.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||He needs to police that||
He needs to police that moustache
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I think there were multiple||
I think there were multiple uncalled penalties on Indiana on that play. First the targeting, and then undoubtedly whatever caused his helmet to come off.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||What exactly is your point?||
What exactly is your point? While what you're saying is accurate, you are implying that the USG (and by extension all governments and all societies) should be analyzed in a vacuum. The history of humanity is terrible. Most governments have a long history of doing terrible things.
I would also point out that the very concept of human rights is a deeply contested issue, which further complicates whatever argument you're attempting to make.
EDIT: Some of this is addressed further down in this thread, which I didn't see. HOWEVA, I stand behind my argument that the concept of "human rights" is still debatable.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I never play this card, but I||
I never play this card, but I feel like I have to at this point. I know you aren't an alum, and this fact almost certainly affects your comprehension of the MSU game. Hell, I'm an out of state alumnus, and I am devastated by the UM-MSU outcome.
For any Michigan fan to suggest that the GT-Florida State outcome is "bigger" is ludicrous. I don't feel like this requires explanation because it is that crazy.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pretty late to this||
I'm pretty late to this conversation, but what exactly is the point of this thread? We have who we have on the roster and we have a coach who excels at developing QBs. Are people ANGAR that Harbaugh isn't a god?
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Keep the double bird||
The Double Bird is a one-time-only event that should retain its unique place in our lore. Harbaugh tantrums will be many and varied.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||You're right, and I didn't||
You're right, and I didn't make my point clear. I'm simply saying that equating income with success is misguided, and that in many cases those who draw a lesser income often contribute more to society than, say, a professional athlete or Judge Judy.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with almost||
I agree with almost everything you have said, particularly since my problem is with the people on this thread who equate success with income.
I view this from the perspective of someone who works in the national security apparatus, where there is a ton of room for people in STEM and also the liberal arts to make a contribution. But all of those people make far less than people from similar backgrounds, which is my point: there are a lot of people out there (Michigan grads especially) who forego higher salaries in order to make the world a better place, yet there is a vocal segment of our alumni base who doesn't seem to understand that.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||There are many ironies in||
There are many ironies in this thread, but the one that strikes me the most is that so many equate success with income. Aside from that being an ignorant and destructive way at viewing society, it runs antithetical to the Michigan ethos.
There are many Michigan grads who, ten years after enrollment, aren't making more than 60k annually. This is also true for other well-respected universities. This segment includes teachers, nurses, members of the armed services, other government employees (to include the entire national security apparatus), academia, and other non-profit positions.
The holier-than-thou tone of some folks on this thread is really interesting, considering (and I welcome a counter-argument) they are likely the ones contributing the least to humanity.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I was in the middle of a||
I was in the middle of a practice debate round in high school, the topic of which was the liklihood of terrorists using WMD in an attack against the United States. Pretty surreal.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Now I understand why they||
Now I understand why they buried the tape. Wow.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, Harbaugh mentioned it in||
Yes, Harbaugh mentioned it in his Monday presser. It's unclear which play he was talking about but he did say "we played with ten on one play; we can't have that."
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously you're not a||
Obviously you're not a golfer.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Safeties?||
Safeties (aside from Peppers) being a non-factor in your opinion is actually a huge positive, given the scheme we deployed in this game. We asked our secondary to do a lot and they handled it. The weaknesses we saw were in the LBs; Bolden got pulled for Ross perhaps a little too late.
Complaining about playing our often single-high safety 20 yards deep implies you either have no idea what this staff is trying to do defensively, or you're just complaining for the sake of complaining. Which is of course totally acceptable for Michigan fans.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Can you point to a play where||
Can you point to a play where our DBs playing off the line by 15 yards resulted in a significant play? Do you have any reason to believe this is purely contextual or indicative of a larger flaw in our defensive scheme for the season?
|23 weeks 8 hours ago||We're all clearly paranoid||
We're all clearly paranoid about Stribling being involved in another transporter accident.
|23 weeks 8 hours ago||Drake Harris on offense and||
Drake Harris on offense and Channing Stribling on defense. Good play out of both of them could have a huge impact on the overall perfomance of both units.