I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 20 min ago||Grow. The fuck. Up.||
Grow. The fuck. Up.
|4 days 1 hour ago||yeah, at least I'll be||
yeah, at least I'll be sleeping
|4 days 3 hours ago||at this point, everytime at||
at this point, everytime at see the name GRIII, I replace it with Brent Petway. Then I LOL and my expectations for him, and the seasn, come right back to reality.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Last 4 years: 11-3, 11-2, 7-6||
Last 4 years:
11-3, 11-2, 7-6 and 12-1
7-6, 11-2, 8-5, and 7-5
at this point, the 2 programs have completely switched places. they are the team winning the B10 and going to the Rose Bowl, M is playing in the toilet bowl. They win 10-11 games most years, M manages it as often as a leap year. M has inexplicable win vs ND, they lose to ND.
there is absolutely no reason to believe that next year Team A who finished 8-0, 12-1 will be worse than Team B who is 3-5, 7-6. Especially considering team A is at home next year.
I remember the days when M would finish 5-3 in conf, and everyone freaked the fuck out. now, we're hoping for M to have a year (2015?) where EVERYTHING falls just perfectly right for us to have a chance to win the division- schedule easy, everyone is a SR, 5th year with out any coaching transition.
|5 days 6 hours ago||How many 3-5 teams in the big||
How many 3-5 teams in the big 10 are expecting to contend for the division next year?
|5 days 8 hours ago||so does this officially make||
so does this officially make us Northwestern? should we have a ceremony? Anyone got any maize & blue bunting?
|5 days 11 hours ago||I don't understand things||
I don't understand things
|6 days 3 hours ago||I have seen papers that try||
I have seen papers that try to explain the observational evidence for Dark matter as resulting from a change in the inverse sqaure law when the masses are greater than, oh about 10^6 solar mass (IIRC). something like this:
Normal Gravitational Force: F=Gmm/(r^2)
Gravitational Force for M> 10^6 soalr masses: F=Gmm/(r^(2+h))
where h is a small correction to the square part of the inverse square law. nothing much comes of it b/c it cannot provide explanations for other observations.
re: science and belief. everyone has some kind of belief. the difference b/t scientific and , er... not-so-scientific beliefs is the one is based in evidence (objective, verifiable and repeatable evidence such that one can make reliable PREDICTIONS based on their hypotheses).
I'm not sure there any many scientists would be doubtfull of the gravitational effects matter has on light. the reason is that Einstein's GenRel theory was able to PREDICT the apparent position of Mercury's orbit and that prediction matched exactly what was observed.
additionally, based on the theory of the gravitaional effects on light (spacetime, really), scientists could calculate (read: predict) what it would look like for a galaxy to be gravitaionally lensed due to a central massive object. and low, those predictions matched precisely the observed lensing images. anyway, the worth of a theory only goes as far as it's utility to explain as many observations as possible (well enough to make predictions). A great quote I heard a few years ago was from Richard Feynman, IIRC. It goes something like this:
The theory of the electron is quite a remarkable one. It would be even more remarkable if the electron really did exist.
the point being, whether the electron actually exists or not is inconsequential- the fact remains that the theory we have developed provides such accurate predictions that it's validity is all but unimpeachable.
|6 days 4 hours ago||should have dumped that||
should have dumped that jackass with the Yankees avatar too.
What did M-Wolverine get for his 41,000 pts? I assume they are like that internet currency- is there an exchange rate to USD?
|1 week 5 hours ago||the 1st was was turribly||
the 1st was was turribly dissappointing.
this one looks kind of cool, but the 1st one fooled me too.
|1 week 1 day ago||we should have atmitted Pitt||
we should have admitted Pitt instead of MSU back in 19-dickity-doo.
|1 week 1 day ago||6||
|1 week 2 days ago||yep, most of tonight was on||
yep, most of tonight was on the road for the B10. would have been nice to seal that Ill game, but Iowa and Minn should hang on.
|1 week 2 days ago||plus side: got to see the||
plus side: got to see the Clay mathews fathead commercial
|1 week 2 days ago||well, at least it won't||
well, at least it won't comedown to a close 3pt game at the end.
|1 week 2 days ago||Certainlaaayyy Duke is Duke.||
Certainlaaayyy Duke is Duke. Theyrahaaah on TVeeeee moaaaar thaaaaaaaaahn LeaveItTahBaaaeavaaaaaaaaah. reruns.
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|1 week 2 days ago||I agree- I keep comparing him||
I agree- I keep comparing him to Tim Massaquoi, who was a HUGE HS WR out of PA- everyone knew he was too big to be a WR, but M recruited him to "compete" at WR. It was a forgone conclusion that he'd get RSed, move to TE and not see the field for 3 years, which is basically what happened. his blocking was brutal until his RSJR year, was poised to be all B10 as a SR and broke his hand.
it would have been great to RS Funchess let him work into TE, but that time passed long ago. the process described above (75% TE blocking in practice, but lots of PT @ WR if he can't block) sounds good to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||You and I are in the same||
You and I are in the same boat. Thinking spa day, but the quilt idea, with socks could work too.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's so much more valuable as||
He's so much more valuable as a TE who can block and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
but he can't block. he's had 2 years to learn how to block with ZERO improvement. I'm just not expecting much improvement in his last 2 years. improvement is more likely logarithmic than exponential.
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|1 week 2 days ago||at this point, i'd be much||
at this point, i'd be much more concerned about the Minn game at home than @NW
|1 week 3 days ago||I've always been skeptical of||
I've always been skeptical of this- especially for high school fields where you just have decent grass sod- not the hyper modified genetic pseudo-grass that a pro field would have.
not to mention that field truf requires upkeep as well- there is a regular maintenance routine (vacuum, some kind of chemical application?). it's not exactly the old astro-turf or tartan turf that is basically linoleum flooring on top of concrete. I would imagine metal spikes would leat to more wear & tear than football/soccer cleats.
|1 week 3 days ago||there's no such thing as bad||
there's no such thing as bad press
|1 week 3 days ago||oh man, that's gotta bring||
oh man, that's gotta bring the UW fanbase down a notch. welp, at least they have the apple cup
|1 week 3 days ago||it looks nice and all, but if||
it looks nice and all, but if you play baseball on anything but grass and dirt, it is wrong.
|1 week 4 days ago||eh, I don't care if 11 bobby||
eh, I don't care if 11 bobby bouchets were the reason AU went from 0-8 to 7-1 in the SEC in ONE YEAR.
if they can do that, we can go from 3-5 to 7-1 is this craptastic conference in one year.
|1 week 4 days ago||Iowa has been unranked all||
Iowa has been unranked all season. they are not a good football team, not bad, not good. like PSU and Minnesota and everyother team in the B10 save Pur, OSU, MSU, Ill.
ND and Minn weren't close wins, but they were good wins so i included them for completeness.
re: Brian. if anything, I think he was mostly ignoring the root cause of the "never forget" secondary. we couldn't recruit or retain enough talented players in the secondary (and a few other positions). who's in charge of that ultimately? the HC.
|1 week 4 days ago||well, Auburn was 3-9 (0-8)||
well, Auburn was 3-9 (0-8) last year and are now 11-1 (7-1) this year and that's in the SEC.
if anything, the game reaffirmed that M will never quit on a season and certianly will produce their best game vs OSU.
the above about Auburn gives me more hope than anything they reasonably could have done yesterday
|1 week 4 days ago||given how quickly he bailed||
given how quickly he bailed on what was Michigan's only bad team in a quarter of a century last season.
I htink he bailed in mid-late Jan no? that's more than half the season, and the preverbial STBTCB was the levelling of a captain, to which there was no retailiation or even reaction.
that team mailed it in back in October. not until late Feb did an essential change in captainship and leadership take place and then they started playing better-