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|4 weeks 4 days ago||Different helmets for offense and defense||
Helmets don't all need to be the same. I can't do the physics, but maybe if all offensive players wore one kind of helmet (soft within hard within soft, for example) and all defensive players something different (soft within hard, as at present, for example), there would be less torque applied to heads. Maybe offense and defense could switch by quarter.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||Sagarin has us||
at 9 after yesterday.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Here are B1G and SEC world||
Here are B1G and SEC world university rankings according to https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014/wo...
49 Pennsylvania State
59 Ohio State
83 Michigan State
108 Maryland, College Park
159 Texas A&M
191 Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
251-275 South Carolina
NR Louisiana State
NR Mississippi State
The Times probably credits English schools highly, but it should be neutral among US universities. It only ranked down through (in its opinion) the best 400. B1G has eight ranked higher than the isloated best in the SEC; B1G's worst is better than 10 SEC teams.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||Final play.||
On the final play Cal brought the ball to second base in an attempt to tag the sliding batter-baserunner. That might have been right with two outs, as the tag for the third out might have preceded the runner from first base's crossing the plate, preventing the run. With only one out Cal would benefit only if the runner from first base held up at third. Do we have a reputation for conservative base running?
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Rooting for Dennis||
Dennis, If you read this, know that we're all hoping you solve your academic problems and continue to the degree. We'd also like to see you on the team.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Durkin may mean three bad years of defense.||
All I know about Durkin is that, according to the lead article above, Durkin was the three bad years described in Alum94's diary on Stanford Offense dated about Dec. 18. Alum wrote:
I won't delve into the defense because frankly Jim needs a very good DC - he struggled thru 3 bad years on defense until Vic Fangio arrived on a silver platter and made a miraculous turnaround in 2010.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Only a little disaffected||
Not counting when I've been abroad, I think Saturday was the first Michigan game I haven't watched to the last minute in 25 years. A quarter of a century. But as Inside the Box Score puts it, it doesn't matter.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Innocent and guilty||
Maybe nobody is innocent, but some are more guilty than others. Had Minnesota followed the rules prohibiting late hits and targeting we wouldn't be talking about concussions. I'd like to talk about prosecuting the defender for an action unrelated to the play in progress and aimed solely at inflicting a concussion on Morris. I'd also like to talk about lack of institutional control at Minnesota, where nobody seems to have suspended the thug.
Some concussions may be inevitable in football, but this concussion was not about football. A chess player could have committed a similar assault on his opponent.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||It's game day??||
Not for another two hours, it isn't. And on a related subject, I wish we'd stop scheduling our games for nine in the morning. After a reasonably pleasurable Friday night, nine comes mighty early.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Amp Lee||
I remember Amp Lee as having one principal trick. He'd stop on a dime to let would-be tacklers go past. I think the tackling technique he exploited is called "overpursuing." IIRC he didn't do much in the pro's, probably because overpursuers didn't play there.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||The coin flip at the end.||
"Good teams win the close games." Bill James, the baseball statistician, investigated that statement back in the '70's when I was reading each yearly Almanac that he published. IIRC he crunched a bit and found no pattern in one-run games -- they could go either way -- but that good teams won the 14 - 1 laughers.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Android||
My Nexus 7 shows the text of the link, but the text isn't blue and doesn't link. Any ideas?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Chickens and ducks.||
I hear that Oregon looks to schedule home-and-home opponents but nobody wants to tangle. Have we turned the Ducks down? If so, why?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Head injuries||
It grieves me to watch team mates on the sidelines congratulate a player by whapping him on the helmet.
|3 years 1 week ago||Good timing, as you explained, * * *||
for the report, and thank you very much for flashlighting this nook.
As for Lindsey Wilson, the name is funny because of:
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Go Blue!||
Congrats on the two. Thanks for letting us know.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Friday consolation||
1. Sparkling Burgundy (Monmousseau) saved for celebrating the win. Oh, well.
2. Dolin vermouth.
3. Portuguese anise liqueur (25%) (think Ouzo).
4. La veillee est jeune. (The evening is young.)
I'm pleased and excited that Michigan has its own breweries (Founders and ??) now pumping out stouts and IPA's. When I lived in AA and Detroit (early '70s) I'd make runs to Windsor to pick up cases Molson Export just to get something with a little taste. OK, now here comes the question that will chisel your arteries and frost your hearts:
I've sampled east-of-Mississippi microbrews from NC to northern WVa and in Chicago and NYC. The many different styles had different colors and names, but they really all tasted about the same, and it was boring. I haven't sampled Michigan. Really good beers and radical differences among the brews of a single brewhouse are common, if not quite the norm, here in Portland OR. How does Michigan compare with here?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Black blank box||
I get a black, blank box where I suspect other people can see some movie. That happens frequently on this site but not elsewhere. What's the format you're using?