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|1 week 3 days ago||Finally||
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm SUPER EXCITED to have actual ballplayers on the court rather than Just a Shooter like Stauskas.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I guess I forgot to remind||
I guess I forgot to remind you Nebraska just opened a new arena which brings both recruiting benefits and crowd excitement, plus their home court record was stellar last year. But if you want to be nasty about it, I do believe that if a Western team (Minn, Wisky, Iowa) has to play a weekday game at Rutgers they could easily show up lethargic and get upset.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||First impression||
This was my first impression as well. But Tim Miles(?) has really done a good job building a program from nothing there. Not to mention they have a definitive home-court advantage with how distant the travel is for the majority of the conference. I haven't reviewed everyone's schedule but if they can avoid doubling up against the top echelon teams you could see Nebraska getting byes in the B1G Tournament.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You mean they didn't win the||
You mean they didn't win the NC? But IZZO, and Appling battling through injury, and every class has gone to the FInal Four since 1837, and IZZO...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As I said in another thread,||
As I said in another thread, it seemed like Hoke made a panicked decision to take the time out. He was content going into half, then someone told him we could make them punt and he jumped at it without thinking how Penn St could throw a Hail Mary given how much time we wasted. Making rash decisions is not a sustainable strategy of coaching.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In the wake of Franklin's||
In the wake of Franklin's boneheaded timeout I completely forgot about this. I couldn't understand why we would 1) have someone back and 2) why even rush the punt and risk a roughing call? I would have preferred to just see the base defense out there to watch the punt travel and roll off more time on the clock. (Obviously they took the safety and there was no rol/punt, but that thought didn't cross my mind at the time)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Seems like we're in agreement||
Seems like we're in agreement here. Franklin's burning his second timeout to set up(?) a safety was definitely worse. While it was on the very outskirts of game theory I have to believe game theory also says save your timeout in case you don't recover the onside kick.
My concern is it seems it was a decision that was not thought through. Almost as if he was going to let the clock run out until some on the sideline said, "Coach, it's 4th down. Make them punt." At which point he immediately called timeout without realizing so much time had gone that Penn St could run an offensive play. Making rash decisions is not a great strategy as a head coach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Seconded||
Was there but didn't hang around after the game to see
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Still incorrect||
From those defending Hoke's timeout, explain to me why he should have waited until 3 seconds to call that timeout instead of at 18 seconds when the play ended? A punt return touchdown is much more likely than a pick-6, and we could have had 1 or 2 plays to try to get into FG position (albeit unlikely). The issue was not so much him calling the TO. It was waiting to do so until Penn St had the lowest risk of Michigan scoring.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I did notice him a few times||
I did notice him a few times too. Mostly on passing downs and blitzing or faking to give the illusion of pressure. Almost inheriting the Jake Ryan role from the last few years.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe TV helped?||
I had trouble with the #s. Me and my friend couldn't tell if it was Stribling or Taylor at CB all game. Same thing for all the D-Line. I was sitting in the North End Zone Row 60 FWIW
Edit: meant to reply to aplatypus.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Good stats but...||
Good stats WD, however just because he has more tackles this year doesn't mean he has a larger impact. In nearly all situations, a MIKE linebacker will have more tackles than an edge linebacker as Jake was last year. This is because the offense can make an effort to run away from you, where as being in the middle a larger percentage of the plays will come in your direction. Same reason Kendrick Lewis(?) has more tackles than JJ Watt. I don't think you were trying to say he's better this season than last, but just thought the tackle stat could be misleading.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Tradition||
This is POSBANG Friday fergodsakes!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Where are the instincts?||
You made some great points so I'm going to piggyback one more. Why don't nearly any of our players seem to show the football instincts you see on other teams? Very rarely do we have someone break from the framework of the playcall and end up in the perfect position to make a play. This goes for defense as well as offense. It seems like they are being coached into robots and all their football instincts are taken away and replaced with "I go to spot X on this play."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||QB Pooch Punt||
During the RR years we had our QB pooch a couple times. Ideally there is no return man as the safeties have to respect the possibility of an actual play and the roll should allow you to take a decent chunk of time off the clock.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Fleet/Funch stack||
Scanned the comments looking specifically for someone who tabbed a Norfleet/Funchess stack picture. Very disappointed by the masses that I do not see one.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Eastern Time is so||
Eastern Time is so depressing. I miss being able to actually watch important sporting events like the NCAA Championship, MNF, or the MLB Playoffs, even if they are on the West coast.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Friday||
Work week almost over. Cold beer waiting at home. Going to be nice in a few weeks to add watching football to the list of things to do!
|13 weeks 11 hours ago||Boom of Bust||
Have to say I'm a little surprised. Rotation was not the biggest hole they needed to fill and losing Jackson's defensive ability (remember there's a good chance the ALCS will be in Comerica and the Coliseum) and Smyly from the pen could weaken the ability to win the 1-0 games between those two pitching staffs.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||All weight change is good!!||
Is it football season yet?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||As is common practice, take||
As is common practice, take with a grain of salt. But how did JOEL STAVE get on the list? I have a hard time believing he's even in the top half of D-1 QBs.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Hop Cat Indy||
Passed by the future HopCat in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. Can't wait until it opens in August!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||meh||
Not the best example to prove Soccer is here to stay. It sold out more for the novelty than the interest. Similar to why a Rams-Patriots game can sell out in England. It's not necessarily the fan support, but more the novelty of the event.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The announcer corrected||
The announcer corrected himself and proposed the assistant ref was just raising his flag for the goal kick rather than offsides. In the live action he announced it was waved offsides but after about a minute of analysis he corrected his statement. (Note: just going off what I heard on the broadcast, I'm not an expert)
|17 weeks 1 day ago||^^Flawed||
This is the argument I never understand about people claiming LeBron is the best player of all time. They "defend" Lebron by caliming Jordan's teams were better than Lebron's. On paper, Bosh and Wade are easily preferred teammates than Pippen and Who exactly? While Pippen is a top 50ish player all-time, the 3rd best player on Jordan's team is a toss-up between Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Steve Kerr. It becomes painfully obvious Jordan is the better player by elevating his teams to greatness.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Win, Tie, Loss||
Seems like it those 3 results shouldn't be enough to put us through but apparently I don't knwo about soccer baby!! Gooooooo USA!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Never forget the potential||
Never forget the potential for a tie!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Weekend||
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||The real question...||