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|4 days 8 hours ago||Impossible||
Nobody could eat Al Borges during halftime except Al Borges. He's like the snake that endlessly consumes itself.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not really. Notre Dame's 20||
Not really. Notre Dame's 20 years in the wilderness should be a lesson to people foolish enough to want to find another coach. Besides, who would we get that could deliver a NC? Meyer, Tressel, Chip Kelley, Saban, Chizick, Pete Carrol, Les Miles, Butch Davis. All cheaters. Seriously, there are very few coaches who can deliver while maintaining the type of Ethics I want in my Wolverines. One of them now coaches San Francisco.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||48 - 21 Michigan||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Is the next book going to be||
Is the next book going to be "First and $10 grand: How the SEC Pioneered Pay For Play."?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||My brother-in-law's family||
My brother-in-law's family are all ND alums and host an annual ND-Michigan lobster bake. They view Michigan as a big rival and aren't happy about the cancellation.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||RB play proves how improved our OL play was.||
My big takeaway is that I thought all the RBs looked serviceable, even Rawls. Toussaint looked like 2011 Toussaint, not PDFT. I'm not the only one, I'm also seeing a lot of comments to the effect of the best RB or second best RB today was (pick random RB). All of our backs didn't suddenly turn into LeVeon Bell, so I take this as a sign of a much improved OLine. CMU caveats, but this and the speed to the ball and depth at multiple positions are things that get me very excited about our prospects this year. ND will be a test, but I think we win and are undefeated when Nebraska come to town.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Cook's Theorem: Spread Über Ales!||
Contradiction: Alabama 2009. Alabama 2011. Alabama 2012. Alabama 2013?
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||Ian Gold...||
I worked with this girl for a few years. Bought a Michigan mug and brought it to work.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but that was just called NHL Hockey||
I still remember how easy it was to juke the goalie right out of the crease. Those were some high scoring games. Loved me some Pavel Bure and Teemu Salani. Good Times.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I updated two years ago||
I bought a Callaway Diablo Octaine driver, 3 and 5 wood. I also bought a set of Titleist MB 695 irons. I strike my irons pretty well, though I'd usually opt for my 5 wood to my 3 iron. I used to have a set of cavity back irons, and am so happy I switched. You get no feedback with a cavity back, so there's no way to improve, but I get a ton of controll with my muscle backed irons. Love them.
|24 weeks 21 hours ago||I've lived in 1, 2 and 6.||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Sitting in a Boston pub||
Sitting in a Boston pub watching Italy-Brazil, having a Sam Adams, because of course.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I'll have a dirty ashtray,||
I'll have a dirty ashtray, neat.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||True, but the point was that||
True, but the point was that Drue was more improved than his peers. Given the number of coaching staffs that saw him there, and then started to pursue him as a safety, including Michigan, plus Helmholdt's take, you have to concede that it's possible that he improved his speed and coverage skills relative to the WR talent enough to make safety a legit projection. I wouldn't begrudge you a differing opinion if you had been there, but the old film is not effective evidence.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Are these from SMSB?||
Hate to call you out, but the Hembolt comments were explicitly about his performance at SMSB. Unless you were there, basing you're analysis on junior year highlights misses the entire point of the "came out of nowhere" theme. Until you have senior year highlights, you can't disprove a recent improvement thesis with old film.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||To be fair, Alabama does have||
To be fair, Alabama does have to play itself every week in practice.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Burn the RS||
I want Shane to have as much game experience as possible entering the 2015 season, as I think it sets up best for a NC run. Green will be a junior looking towards the NFL, our OL and DLs will be experienced and deep. Funchess and Darbough will be seniors. No ND. Ohio and Sparty at home. That year sets up better than 2016, and if DG stays for 2014, Shane needs meaningful snaps ASAP.
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Pardon my football ignorance||
But do we absolutely need a SAM in this class? Could Marshall or even Shallman be able to fill that role? Is the 2015 class look to be loaded at the position? It'd be a (minor) blemish on an otherwise epic defensive class that could have a monster DL and a monster secondary.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Sadly, with our poor OL||
Sadly, with our poor OL recruiting, we'll struggle to give our QB time in the pocket. /s
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I took a graduate course in||
I took a graduate course in algebra from Phil Hanlon while I was at Michigan. I did my PhD thesis to extend the cocycle super-rigidity theory of Robert Zimmer (president of the University of Chicago). I love seeing these mathematicians leading such fine universities.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Time for some math.||
There are 200ish teams playing 30ish games in college bb. That's 6000ish game, which means there should be 40 or so 1:150 odds comebacks. If there were only 14, it tells you a lot about the ability of anyone to estimate tail events. It also tells you about how bad humans are at intuiting liklihoods. Kenpom win probability metrics were clearly never meant to be used for this type of analysis. it was a great comeback, but we need to not read too much into it. It wasn't destiny, it was luck and a bit of perseverance.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Amen. The year I won the||
Amen. The year I won the office pool was actually only slightly more fun than the year I missed the deadline to submit a bracket and just had fun watching upsets and rooting for all the cinderellas.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing, and that's the point||
Nothing, and that's the point of capitalism and free markets. When a rich alumni gives an athletic dept a wad of cash, it's a donation, and they name something after them, and nobody bats an eye. Same rich alum gives money to a recruit, and its shady? If everyone loves the level playing field amateur model, why don't more people watch DII or DIII games?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||This is the part where I say||
This is the part where I say that I don't care about moral victories and whatnot. I only care about the fact that with a 4 point lead with under a minute and in clear foul to salvage any hope territory of the game, we couldn't make a god damn free throw. Not McGary, not Hardaway, not POY Burke. We didn't need all of them. We only needed two god damn free throws, at home, with the B1G for the second year on the line. Whether we deserved to be up by 4 with seconds to go is irrelevant. All I'll remember is that we needed two god damn free throws and we didn't get them.
Two free throws and a backbone against Penn State and we'd be sitting atop the B1G alone. I don't care how long we were in the wilderness, this team had the talent to be champions, and champions make free throws and don't loose to league basement dwellers! There is no sugar coating this loss, or drawing moral victories from this season short of a final 4 run, IMO.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Army is being used as a||
Army is being used as a proper noun, so gets capitalized. I want to join the army. I went to Army. Names of schools get capitalized, except ohio.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||At a certain point,||
At a certain point, satisfaction with career and legacy mean more than a few million to a guy who's worth that much. I'm not Tom Brady rich, not even close, but I pass up high paying jobs all the time because I make enough to be part of the 1%, but value my career enough to stay where I'm at because I actually like my employe and job.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Since she left the threesome||
Since she left the threesome of Destiny's child, you're quite right.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||The experiment is to compare||
The experiment is to compare Penn State to several controll groups or schools over the last 30 years to see if joining the B1G had an appreciable effect on its research budget. One could also compare the CIC schools before and after PSU joined against other AAU or broader control groups to see if PSU joining had an effect on existing members. Small sample, yes, but PSU it could still be enough to rule out the null hypothesis at some meaningful confidence level. If I can find individual school research budget data, I'll do the analysis at the next bank holiday.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Fair enough, but if we||
Fair enough, but if we eventually learn that Mosher-Jordan is a castle, you have to declare me king of the internets.
|42 weeks 5 hours ago||It's always possible that the||
It's always possible that the answer is simple if unsatisfying. Delaney tells B1G presidents that 16 team superconferences are inevitable, and that it's better to be the first to 16 than the last. Presidents say if we have to expand, can we get closer to being the public Ivy? Delaney looks at the list of poachable AAU schools, sees that there are a few in nice fat TV markets, and says that he can probably do that. Everyone is blissfully unaware that the final B1G has a research footprint that could make it a force to be reconed with if it ever became self aware. It's possible. It just wouldn't be very smart.