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|3 days 12 hours ago||Thank You||
I hadn't thought about my age yet today. I'm going to go pour a highball of the 900th Anniversary Chartreuse to make me feel young again. :)
|4 days 1 hour ago||Better granularity||
I think you're on to something, Turd. As you stated, just utilizing all the stars would give us a better feel of separation among schools (more specifically, schools we care about.). That would be killer.
How about: Assume average of 24 players to be selected by each of the top 50 schools - 1200 players total. Pre-set the ratio of each position group to the total. Create equal strata within the position groups and give them 5-stars, 4-stars, 3-stars, and 2-stars. Anyone outside the top 1200 gets a 1-star. For a continued sense of dominant NFL men among boys, give a gold star to the top 25 players each year, regardless of their position and ratio of that position.
If you're a fan of what you consider a top 50 team, and your team has a few one stars on it... you lost a few position battles. If your team has three 5 stars in a given position... they killed it!
|4 days 12 hours ago||I Agree with you completely||
Gary will make a terrifying TE.
As an aside, love your username. I met my wife at a toga party down at LSU - she was dressed in an elegant green satin, while I had wisely chosen a sky blue flannel covered with clouds, rainbows, Winnie, and the statement 'pooh-licious' scribed all over it. Go pooh go!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Gump||
Gump style runner? Worked well for Bear Bryant, if I recall my history correctly.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Party of 4||
My brother, myself, and our wives... Ready to rock the Big House! Looking forward to it. See y'all there!
|24 weeks 15 hours ago||Up||
Per Google, Columbus altitude 781 ft and Ann Arbor 900 ft. Therefore 'up' regardless of being a flat mapper or a topographical snooty snoot. You've taken grammar nazi to new heights. I'm putting all of my money on Michigan due to their superior natural erythropoeitin levels, it's science!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Ahh.||
Was not aware of such a loophole. Looks like the trolls have won again. Such wanton destruction.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Strange Response||
Reduce argument to a non-argued point ('someone suffering') + make assumption that anyone who disagrees with you is lacking life experience ('clearly you've never...') + name-calling ('asshole') = proof of the art of discourse vanishing before our eyes. You really are not displaying a knack for improving the public good through discussion, and have just proven why a sports blog should not be a realm of political discussion while simultaneously trying to villify (perceived) opponents as opposed to engage them.
Best part of your aggressive response? I didn't even engage in an argument about poverty.
But hey, Go Blue.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Politics||
Hmmm.... Looks like half of a political conversation was removed. Is this 'The Michigan Difference' we so proudly boast of? I understand a sports blog banning political speak. Having one sided political discourse is another entity entirely.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Hope y'all had a great day!||
Hope y'all had a great day!
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Nope||
She's a doctor. She is licensed. She has a federal id for prescribing. She carries her own insurance. And sadly, she is the one who will lose everything if she makes a bad mistake. That is why most doctors prefer to train in a residency (under someone else's malpractice - although major mistakes are tracked under an individual id and impact future costs of malpractice) where they have the shield of an attending physician looking over their shoulder and teaching.
When you go to a Doc in a Box operation, there is a large chance you are seeing a licensed, but non-boarded, physician.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Igors||
Sounds like I have found a probable fan of Igor's, where one may obtain a burger at 3:45am while still drinking into the sunrise...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Chris Floyd||
Used to dine with Dhani in East Quad, baller on the field and awesome in life. With that bias stated (and acknowledging that Woodson was a once in a lifetime game changer) I would say that Chris Floyd was the most delightful fullback I have ever watched. Without the bubble he gave to Griese on an every play basis, M does not win the NC. I had never seen FB play like that, and haven't since then. How I long for Shallman, or Houma, or Kerridge to channel his play... Let the line create the pocket, let the FB blow up any who enter. Title.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||High Expectations||
Les Miles will always be a single season away from being fired at LSU. Must always win, and win big while looking good doing it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||thank you jblaze||
Am looking to capture the video that is going to my screen - not interested in DVRs as I am more interested in recording very few events each year - 15 Michigan games and 15 LSU games. OK, and a few basketball games in there as well. All in all, the video editing options of the PVRs are more intriguing to me than the ability to record 12 channels simultaneously for $15/month.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Cost||
I'm Verizon FiOS, and I believe its more along the lines of $15 a month.
Just felt there might be a better option to maximizing the value of the television stream I am paying for, including being able to watch games I miss while at the hospital. I don't need all the tuners that DVRs come with... not enough time to follow 12 shows simultaneously. And it's looking like these "capture cards" even come with editing software. When M goes undefeated this year, I'm going to mash up one hell of a video to commemorate it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Thank you for the site Karpodiem||
Will have to check it out, as I will not have a PVR in place by tomorrow.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||have to admit...||
great concise article. enjoyed it. thank you Dr mgoblue.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Consider Stanford||
This sounds to be word for word the national sentiment re: Ducks going into the Stanford game the last two years -"Oregon's going to get their points, but if Stanford can keep up into the 4th..." Oregon then scored 14 points and 20 points each year. Seems to me, Stanford is built around solid D with good line play (both sides) and a reliable QB with a solid RB. That sounds remarkably similar to MSU's teams recently. Perhaps MSU is more aggressive on D, and perhaps Oregon will better exploit that aggression. However, I don't think a low scoring affair is out of the question.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||While we're on abbreviations,||
You sport yours in NoVa and I'll sport mine around RiVA. I'm sure there are some AA hippies running around NOLA to pick up my slack...
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I am listening to...||
Ora by Ludovico Einaudi. Little dude was putting up some mean cross rhythms for a second there, and then a nice gallant strut through the refrain.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||True that||
Seriously, we don't normally make dinner dates at the grocery store, but... the hot plates are pretty dang good, especially the breakfast bar, and they'll sell me a growler at the end of the day. Can have a pint with dinner, safely drive home, and then have a couple more pints at home. Got a nice little Sunday planned, maybe hit the Bed Bath and Beyond on the way home... I don't know, don't know if there'll be enough time.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Exactly||
Perhaps he's just suggesting that Northwestern is too directional and needs to be re-named Illinois State of Chicago...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Richmond locales||
Definitely had a moment of home sick set in... then discovered 3 places set to tap Oberon right here in Richmond, VA. My wife and I have set a dinner date for Whole Foods in Short Pump next Saturday! (Trauma nights for the next 6 days means I will be instead taking care of anyone having a few too many Oberon's with keys in hand... also, please keep gasoline and diesel away from your bonfires. Actually, please just stay away from fires. End of Public Announcement.)
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Agreed||
Living in Richmond, stoked to have reasonable road trips for football and basketball.
|2 years 5 days ago||By the way,||
I appreciated your points here, including players' rights to not be smeared (pre-emptively) by story hungry mediaites, as well as the implications of medical costs associated with injuries suffered during NCAA athletics.
|2 years 5 days ago||Tablet Error||
|2 years 5 days ago||Return||
I appreciate your tenor, and respectfully offer the following thoughts:
Agreed that 40 hours a week is a big time commitment. 1. A lot of people who don't have their educations paid for with scholarships do so with employment. I had a lot of respect for my classmates paying their way through school, because their bosses were much less likely to schedule around college courses, whereas my training was built to suit class scheduling. There is no reason to feel sorry for D1 athletes... again, what they do is fun. 2. The alleged rape didn't occur at 6 AM warm-ups either - D1 athletes have plenty of time to party.
|2 years 5 days ago||Wow||
Sorry you missed it... I WAS a college athlete. The point is that college athletes are neither hindered by their sports participation, nor is their (my) experience as an athlete anything like that of a medical intern. I'm not sure what it is you hold against janitors.
|2 years 5 days ago||Terrible Comparison||
Having been both a scholarship NCAA athlete and a medical intern, the comparison between the two is mind blowingly assinine. One requires two (usually three) degrees, a multi-$100k personal investment, and initiation of licensing (first two steps completed before internship) after which a physician (interns are doctors - not 'students') has the 'honor' to subsidize Medicaid/Medicare as the cheapest labor in the hospital ($8 an hour.) The other... NCAA athletes... play a sport while giving up free time they would otherwise use partying - and I still partied my ass off. I also completed a double major (Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences) with a Spanish minor in five years, 157 credit hours - so don't give me the 'sports are diminishing the value of the education' bullshit either. That editorial line simply proves that editors don't know jack. There is NO TRADE. People make personal decisions. If athletes are pursuing crap educations while given a free ride, THAT IS THEIR DECISION. College Athletics are a good time that gives life lessons - if you're not having a great time and think you should be paid to do it, you're doing it wrong. Signed - Guy Who Knows