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- There must be 7 and exactly 7
- The two ends are eligible receivers
- Anyone inside an end is "covered" and therefore ineligible
- There must be 4 and exactly 4
- All 4 are eligible receivers
|3 days 12 hours ago||mvpgoblue in for $10. Total over $12k now.||
mvpgoblue in for $10. Total over $12k now.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Preseason KenPom 31||
KenPom has us as a preseason 31, so that matches those rankings pretty well.
I continue to be surprised that we don't end up with better recruiting classes than we do. I know we aren't a blue blood basketball program, but we seem to be below a surprising number of teams.
Oh well -- just need to Win the Game!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Cool Story Bro||
In a factoid most of you are unlikely to care about: My dad played with Rudy at Hamtramck High graduating one year before Rudy. My dad doesn't talk about it very much, but my understanding is that my dad's senior year (Rudy's junior year) they went to the state championship game and lost.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Tecmo Bowl Tactic||
Also, a great Tecmo Bowl tactic to get in your opponents head.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||See Above||
When the fanfare band comes around, yell it out and sometimes they will play it for you.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Bullwinkle||
As recently as 2-3 years ago when fanfare band came to our section and I yelled "Play Bullwinkle" they did.
Also, they play it at a decent percentage of basketball games. My son and I will do the antler dance even if nobody else will.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh||
On Elvis' first play from scrimmage, if I recall. We tried after that, but the game was never in doubt.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Lewis and Becher||
I'm pretty sure the "[insert director] and his Blues Band" goes back to Eric Becher. But, yeah, it is front and center on that CD.
Gary Lewis was the director for 3 of my four years, and continued on after I left. After a couple of other successful positions along the way, he and his wife Kristen now live in Boulder where he is the Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Colorado.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My Understanding||
On a similar question I had some years ago, this was explained to me (here) in a way that has helped me understand ever since:
On the line of scrimmage:
Behind the line of scrimmage:
Once you understand those principles, it becomes much easier. Note that a lineman is considered "on" if he is slightly behind the player closer to the center (I think of it as head not behind the shoulders of the guy next to him).
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Landry. Go with the healthy||
Landry. Go with the healthy guy. I think they will bring Foster back slowly.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Tough. Rawls on principle (no||
Tough. Rawls on principle (no Buckeyes... Which has cost me points before.)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Marcus Mariota or Carson Wentz?||
Marcus Mariota or Carson Wentz?
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||Stadium||
Moreso than just about any stadium in the country, though, you can see that stadium being used for more than just the NFL games. The TV contract supports all the teams through revenue sharing, too. It might actually make sense.
The argument aginst it I've most often heard is about the influence of sports gambing and how it would interact with and affect the team.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Style of Pole and Foundation?||
I'm not sure what kind of pole you have.
When I put ours in, about 8 years ago, I didn't fill the pole. It is one with a square pole and screws that are set in the concrete. Sort of like this: https://www.amazon.com/Goalrilla-Ground-Basketball-Tempered-Backboard/dp/B00WGMW5E4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_200_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=P8F790SGSRB809M904RK
For mine, the instructions said, I think a 40" deep base that is maybe 24" in diameter. Not certain... But because there is SO MUCH concrete there, it is rock solid.
When I was a kid we put a couple in where you actually set the pole in the concrete. For those, I'm pretty sure we always filled the pole with concrete. Like others have said, pretty cheap and not too difficult.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Getting Away||
Down 8-4 now as the 3rd quarter winds down. Might be too much to overcome.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||P.A.T.||
Pretty close, Bando.
The problem wasn't drainage, but how the grass was grown.
When the field was lowered, and grass installed, we all celebrated. Marching on the old astroturf was *brutal* on my knees and must have been brutal for the players as well. The lack of give and the tendency to "grab" a shoe is what caused so many ACL injuries. So many teams went to grass fields.
Michigan went with a new innovation called Prescription Athletic Turf (which I think was developed at Purdue). The idea was to build a large vacuum drainage system under the field, put a perforated grid over it, add in sand, layer on fill dirt and grow the grass. If it rained, the pumps could be turned on and the rain would literally be sucked through the field. To make the grass grow and root properly, though, required a very specific regimen.
The person in charge of the field, though, was (I believe) from the turf management program at PSU. They had a particular way of growing grass that they believed in which was at odds with how P.A.T. needed to be grown to be effective with the vacuum system.
The net result was years of an AWFUL playing surface. At first, the P.A.T. just came up in clumps. Several times over the first couple of years, the field was completely re-sodded to no effect. Then they abandoned the use of the advanced drainage system, added in regular fill in place of the sand, and tried to grow a regular grass field. This worked better, but wasn't perfect either.
Ultimately, in 2003, the idea of a grass field was abandoned. By then, Field Turf had come into vogue. This is the current surface, and the surface used by many football programs today. It consists of long strands of synthetic turf held up and in place by adding in tiny rubber pebbles (which are made from ground up used tires). It is a surface that gives like grass with the ease of maintenance associated with a synthetic surface.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Doesn't Go All that Far||
Pro athlete money is fantastic, but a rookie contract isn't enough to set you up for life.
League minimum is roughly half a million each year, which translates to $300K after taxes. Figuring a minimum of $75K a year in expenses leaves $225K, or $675K over three years if the player is very careful about their spending. That's certainly nothing to scoff at, but isn't enough to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for the next 50 years.
If you can earn 3% after tax on your money (to keep it very safe) that's less than $30K a year for the next 50 years. And I guarantee in 2066 $30K won't buy what it does now.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Losing Touch?||
How does this not have an "OMG Shirtless!" tag???
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Three I Haven't Seen Yet||
I say f--- you Jobu! I do it myself. -- Major League (Actually, a ton from Major League, none of which have shown up... Like: "How's your wife and my kids?" or Ricky at the bar: "Check")
What we do in life echoes in eternity. -- Gladiator
Funny, I thought the world is what we make it. -- Contact
|39 weeks 14 hours ago||Incentives||
I've been asking this question for more than a decade. The fact is, until incentives for administrators are somehow changed, this won't happen. As it is, the incentives are all in place to INCREASE costs -- they get bigger budgets, better offices, nicer facilities, etc., etc. It is messed up. But they have a product (the diploma) that is virtually a job requirement and, therefore, one for which people will pay a lot.
|39 weeks 14 hours ago||So Many Good Points||
I agree with your thinking. School is largely unattainable for many.
My eldest daughter will actually be entering Northwestern as a freshman in the fall. (I told her it was basically the Michigan of Chicago, so it was OK... :) Plus, more opportunities to root against MSU and OSU.) I am very curious to see how this all plays out. We are in a good financial situation, so I suspect this will not mean much different for us.
The key, however, is that we are at a point where the value of a traditional college education might not be worth what it costs. EXCEPT for the fact that it is still the box that must be checked for many, many jobs (or for graduate school). And for those that can't afford it, there is an immense debt burden.
My hope is that the best students get their first choice of school and can find a way to attend that school without building up a mountain of debt. Not graduating with a "college degree mortgage" is a much better result for these kids.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Lode Runner||
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Nit-picking...||
Hockey and basketball are different in this regard, with basketball being much closer to football. If the shot is off before the buzzer it counts if it goes in. In hockey, the puck has to be all the way in the goal before the horn.
Regardless, I like football the way it is. Just because of that play, I wouldn't want it to change. We wouldn't have won the Northwestern FG game...
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Math||
Not exactly sure about the payoff, but the idea of installing all those FT surfaces is that over time the lower maintenance pays off. If there were a reason to remove them before they were "paid for" that would be rough. In addition, you then have to put something else in AND potentially maintain it (if it is grass).
|43 weeks 5 days ago||More people would be there if||
More people would be there if it wasn't a 9pm tip. /getoffmylawn
|49 weeks 5 days ago||????||
What are they going to do? Quit the B1G? What did Michigan do? Hint: rolled over and took it...
|1 year 1 week ago||Not Sure...||
Not sure how to make sense of this.
I don't know if these messages in any way might help how the Carr family is feeling, but in case they do, I too offer my deepest condolences.
So terrible to think about losing a child and the promise of that life being taken away. I really, really wish there weren't sick children and I hope the Carr family knows how many sympathize with their pain.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not Sure I Agree||
My son plays on a U11 travel team. They are decent...not really competitive with the best U11 teams.
Headers are routine on his team and in the Michigan league he plays in (WSSL - Western Suburban Soccer League). He had his first header for a goal this past spring as a U10. It is not uncommon to see balls headed into the air followed by another header.
I am concerned about the long term effect of headers, especially if he continues to play soccer and continues to progress in the sport. There is a lot of emphasis on playing the ball in the air, especially on set pieces (i.e. direct or indirect kicks and corner kicks). And it only gets more intense as they get older.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Formation||
Good write-up. Thanks for doing it!
To be strictly accurate, I think Ruddock was off the line of scrimmage. In the formation shown, there are 8 on the LOS with Ruddock covering-up Darboh. That would be both an illegal formation and make Darboh inelligible.
7 and exactly 7 on the LOS, 4 and exactly 4 in the backfield on every play or it is illegal.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hanlon's Razor and a Question||
So for all the "corruption" theorists out there, I submit Hanlon's Razor -- Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence. I don't think they're out to get us.
Here's my question, though: If a targeting personal foul is a reviewable play which can be overturned by the booth, why aren't *possible* targets plays that the booth can call down for a stoppage of play (like all other reviewable plays)?
Not sure anything would be different for us since the incompetence is only magnified when you get to the replay officials, but still, In the absence of a call, there's no possibility for a booth review to happen.
Shouldn't the refs then always err on the side of throwing the flag and allowing the play to be reviewed? The official was RIGHT THERE.
This highlights two of the big differences between the pros and college. In the pros, the refs performance is reviewed every week. In addition, if something like a bogus targeting penalty is called, the league can overturn any suspension.