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|38 weeks 23 hours ago||Interesting but way too subjective||
The classification here just simply can't tell us much. Others have pointed out many specific flaws, one that jumps out at me is that Tommy Bowden was considered STRONG while Gary Andersen was considered WEAK -- they're two deviations apart and they had almost the same resume going into their jobs at Clemson and Wisconsin respectively.
Putting these coaches into three bins doesn't tell us much and it would be flawed no matter who is doing the categorizing. I think if you want to measure desirability, you're going to have to show me the money.
Put the coaches average annual salary vs. some sort of 1-2 year running average for power 5 coaches. Irrespective of a few bad decisions by school that would likely tell you a lot more about the perception of a coach's abilities at his time of hiring.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Correct rooting interests||
B1G over SEC except the unholy triumvarate. Never ND, MSU, or OSU.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||No it does not||
The honor of the conference does not exist. This is the worst reason to root for any team, much less MSU.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||No No NO||
Please God no.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||The Under the Sun game?||
The Under the Sun game?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Don't challenge Rule 34||
Don't challenge Rule 34
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Does the kickoff return data factor in likelihood of a fumble?||
I'm guessing not.
In other words, an average return to the 21 with a 2% lost fumble opportunity probably isn't worth an average return to the 20 with a 0% chance of a fumble. Not to mention that median return should probably be used here, not average.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||ohio is not our biggest rival in every sport||
Why do you think this?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||yes, this is an important point||
Ohio is clearly our biggest rival in football, but State is clearly our biggest rival in every other sport. The game trumps all, but in every other sport, I'd rather beat sparty
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Urban Meyer at the PSU game?||
Clearly this means he's going to be the next coach there. Has he bought a house yet?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||It's not that simple||
The DOJ doesn't want the laws they use weakened. Period. They're not going to let some sort of flimsy precedent on FERPA be established that they then have to tackle when they're actually actively interested in preserving some sort of federal documentation that's important.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Uhhhh||
You want to revise this statement?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Mid-January||
Last year it was January 10th, from the brewery, so maybe a little longer to reach anywhere.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Confused/pretty sure I disagree with you||
While I agree that the lateral call was a big miss, you refer to it as a "free touchdown" when there is pretty much no way we get more than 5 yards -- if any -- on a fumble return on that play. There were MSU players all around the ball at the time they blew the play dead.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||As Belisarius states||
Whether in incident is in the heat of the moment, or rather, within the course of the game, makes a huge difference in punishment.
Additionally, you don't think missing the Wisconsin game (MSU's biggest game of the year) will dissuade him from engaging in similar behavior in the future?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Not at the same level at all||
As far as premeditation, violence, and the rarity of the occurences. One game in this case seems sufficient.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The world is filled with racists that have minority co-workers||
Once again, nothing indicates that Lewan did anything wrong. I'm just trying to shoot down these very poor logical arguments.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I disagree||
If it is determined that one of our players used a racial slur, even on the field, I would expect our coaching staff to take immediate severe action. I'd say that's just as bad as a punch and a 1 game suspension is in order.
With that being said, there's nothing that indicated that there was any issue with that here.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||You are the worst type of person||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||You are the worst type of person||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Pure conjecture||
I can't believe some of you believe this drivel. Section 1 has no basis or theory for what was said, he's just speculating.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||You mean like McGill?|
|3 years 41 weeks ago||You . . .||
. . . are a dick
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Only count Smoltz as a Spartan if you count Jeter as a Wolverine||
Both attended school for less than a semester in order to posture the MLB teams that drafted them.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||WHO?!?||
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Outside of their games against Boston||
TB is 11-9 in September. TB being the hottest team in the AL is a pretty common misconception right now.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Dude||
That retort was so original I almost fell off my dinosaur.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Definitely the Sox/Rays, hosting||
Home field advantage is a pretty big deal, like most sports. Not to mention if you the Red Sox OR the Rays you're going to get jumbled rotations from them in a 5 game series.
The Rays will at least have Davis, Niemann, or Moore available for game 1. The Red Sox rotation will be a complete shambles.
In the MLB playoffs, you should never look ahead. Forget getting the Yankees in a 5 game series. Let's just hope somebody from the other side knocks them off.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Disagree with "Any " ____________ STATE U" is a little bro."||
First, specifically with Arizona. I'd say it's pretty even and if anything slight overall advantage to ASU on this one. Their school isn't better academically, but it is more popular with a slight edge in football and baseball (big chasm between basketball however).
Also, see Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Lousiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states without a dominant flagship.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||This is definitely not true||
Sure there are cultural differences, but those are (somewhat) glossed over time. There is a ton of application overlap between these two schools; and the inferiority complex is vast and traditionally is present in all sports (MSU, for example, has traditionally been superior in basketball) as well as academics.