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|39 min 26 sec ago||MSU was "playing exclusivly third and fourth stringers"||
on offense late vs Purdue? I don't believe you, but if it were true, that would be an incredibly poor job of coaching.
|3 hours 2 min ago||There's a lot more to poker than calculating odds.||
You're betting that you can outplay your opponents in a variety of ways. A lot of money is won or lost without the next card even getting dealt.
|4 hours 30 min ago||No, picking popular players is a disadvantage.||
Maybe not in a little league, but certainly in trying to win a big pool. Here's a relevant quote from a recent interview with a professional player.
Here's the source. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-10/you-aren-t-good-enough...
People that have access to that inside information have a real advantage, even over the pros.
|5 hours 8 min ago||That's a pointless analogy.||
They don't know anything about betting that isn't readily available to the general public. These employees are using inside information that's not known to other bettors to increase their odds of winning. Those less informed bettors are their competition, not the house.
The closest casino analogy would be in the sports books, but any financial market is more susceptible to trading on inside information. They're highly regulated with serious criminal and civil penalties in place.
|10 hours 4 min ago||I don't understand what's going on there.||
DeBord has to be the most surprising hire since I don't know when. Then he gets a commitment from 2017's #1 QB.
|16 hours 3 min ago||Disagree about Sheridan. That was a very good system||
for his abilities. He couldn't put any zip on the ball, nor throw downfield. There were no systems where he's a good QB, but he was a decent runner and made pretty good decisions. The only reason he played was because the offense was a bad fit for Threet.
|16 hours 12 min ago||I'm liking our chances in the upcoming battle with their blogs.||
|1 day 5 hours ago||Who's going to tell Harbaugh not to bring in recruits||
to save a few bucks? Not going to happen here. There are better reasons not to bring in someone you don't have much of a shot with. There's a cap on how many OVs the NCAA allows and the coaches don't want to waste their own time. Obviously, they had reason to thnk that wasn't the case.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I believe you're correct, but there could be more spots||
available. We'll have some seniors who are graduating in December or have already. They probably won't be back if they're out of eligibility..
|1 day 5 hours ago||Not surprising coming from Cris Carter,||
but isn't he just contradicting himself?
|1 day 8 hours ago||Drake has been moving up the depth chart||
as he's been able to do more. If he had entered fall camp 100% healthy, I think he would have started the season at least where he's listed now. Rather than looking at the new chart as Isaac being demoted, consider that Johnson is just finding his proper place.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'm unconvinced, They have Minnesota ahead of OSU.||
Minnesota has 3 wins against Colo St, Ohio and Kent St, all by 3 points. A 27-0 loss to NW (who's also behind them) and a close loss to TCU. They have OSU as a 3 point favorite at home. If that game was this week, I'd add at least 14 points to the line.
MSU is #34, which is good for 9th in the Big Ten.
Maybe late in the year, their predictions may line up with Vegas lines. For now, I don't believe they're anywhere close.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Removing Ojemudia is the first and only change||
in the defensive depth chart all season. Remarkable stabilty.
|2 days 1 min ago||I didn't take your statement literally.||
I can think of plenty of reasons to dislike Whitlock.That he supported a former coach of his alma mater is not one of them.
|2 days 1 hour ago||BC has played two FCS schools.||
They look to have a very good defense, but I don't see the value in counting the stats from games vs FCS opponents.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Pretty much the dumbest reason I've ever seen for hating||
|2 days 2 hours ago||Hill was back out there near the end of the game.||
Thomas played early in the game too. He got more time with Stribling out.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I don't think we actually know what weaknesses this defense||
has. The opposite side corners have been tested and look just fine. We've played a ton of dime and no one in the secondary has been exposed. Going into the season, we probably would have said secondary depth and the pass rush were the main weaknesses. This defense may not be elite, but they've played like they are since the first game. And they only gave up 17 points to a very good team on the road even then.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I don't think it's the same. They've only played one conference||
game and the teams at the top have played two of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country. Aren't we at #1?
|2 days 11 hours ago||Sagarin is frequently an outlier.||
He's either better or worse than most of the other polls. Take your pick.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I'm confused too. Statistics from a win are compared to||
statistics from a loss to show a team has improved? I suppose the numbers are interesting, but aren't the results more than enough to show Northwestern has improved? They're more convincing that a tenuous comparison of Minnesota to us last season.
|2 days 14 hours ago||It was actually two weeks after the OSU game.||
It was a great idea, imo. How often have we heard that that the Big Ten was at a disadvantage in bowl games because their season ended earlier that other conferences? And you don't think a trip to Hawaii was appreciated by the players?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Why? I don't get that logic.||
They make exceptions when someone has barely played, but participated beyond the cutoff. It's expected that the injury is serious.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Blake Bars as a 6th year SR?||
Stribling should be gone as well.
|4 days 44 min ago||Caris doesn't need to carry this team, far from it.||
This is team is going to be less reliant on a single player than any we've had in a long time.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Your only starter from the class of 2016 is Richardson?||
That seems odd as does having a 3 man DL that includes a Buck. That's a tiny defense. It seems that predictions should be just that. Not something constrained by arbitrary conditions.
|4 days 3 hours ago||That's true. But have a down year or two, or lose out on||
a few prized recruits and there's more temptation to stray from the rules. Especially if you suspect something fishy in how you lost those recruits.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Low expectations?||
|4 days 10 hours ago||There's always a small number of posters here who are quick||
to resort to insults and name calling Their names change as they never stay for long. This is in stark contrast to their prevalence at most sports forums. Perhaps that's due to those fake internet points, perhaps the philosophy of the mods, maybe people just tend to conform to the tenor of the discussions. Probably it's a combination of all three. Whatever the reason, the civility of the discussions is a major part of MGoBlog's image.
|4 days 13 hours ago||MSU scoring streak||
They were under 30 twice last season; Nebraska and Oregon