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|5 days 5 hours ago||I did the same thing||
after the Horror
|5 days 9 hours ago||that seems to disfavor||
blowout games. if it throws out garbage time, that is like throwing out the second half of the BYU but counting most of the second half for MSU v CMU
|5 days 11 hours ago||ok||
I appreciate the leg work. Thanks for that.
HOWEVA, you can't just do this now. There is a reason these statistics are not used until week 7. While you can disclaim you know that, the inaccuracies underly your entire post and make it almost meaningless. To wit:
1. Michigan is going to have faced bad offenses, because those offenses are evaluated based on 1/3 or 1/4 of their games being against UM's defense. This is a huge problem with small sample size. You can't start using these when at least 25% of the info is based on the team you are trying to evaluate. Caveats can't correct that.
2. Similarly, how does UNLV have such a low offensive score? Is it because the stats against non-FBS do not count? So, one of the main reasons they are 111 is because they played Michigan?
3. This is obviously true for the other rival schedules. Has MSU played very good offenses or does their defense suck?
Once again, nice effort, but these are not usable stats at this point. Not even close.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's a bit dated, but...||
.. this is a good guide on places to eat. Some have changed since the post I believe:
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting||
Thanks for your time researching this stuff. Overall, it leaves me feeling more confident about the BYU game because:
It seems like he played a bit against a bad pass defense and two games against potentially solid pass defenses. Regardless, neither UCLA nor BSU's pass defense appears to be the strength of their team and/or why they are considered a good team.
So, against solid competition he has 3 INTs in 2 games. That bodes well for Michigan's potentially above-average pass defense. In addition, I think Michigan may have a better pass rush than UCLA/Boise, etc. and that matters more when throwing to WRs.
Second, the hail mary passes make his stats look better and removing those is interesting to see.
Finally, it makes me feel better about Rudock because his INT rate is about the same as Tanner despite seemingly throwing over the middle more and his completion rate looks better (but shorter passes). Its amazing how much perception is changed by a couple hail mary's and "beating the spread" (which Michigan only failed to do against UNLV).
|1 week 5 days ago||Is it bragging about||
Is it bragging about Michigan's academics or making fun of Northwestern's boner? It's not bragging and you are an ass for jumping to that conclusion and using it to shoot him down.
|1 week 5 days ago||I barely remember||
I barely remember anyone's name here. How am I going after people? What does MSU have to do with you?
I think I know what's going on here. It's simple, you take a pessemistic view of things. I just looked at your old posts. You are like "Phil" from the WTKA morning show. Always look on the dark side of things (maybe while internally hoping for the best - but who knows).
I prefer to be optimistic because....well...I wouldn't follow sports if I saw the same doom and gloom as you all the time.
You see that as a "feud" or something. But, I see it as just differing opinions. Sometimes (often) the pessemistic view is wrong. Similarly, sometimes (often) the optimistic view is wrong. The reality usually falls somewhere in between. BUT, you fail to recognize how things are slanted and you seem to actually believe your pessimisim is somehow more accurate. You fail to see both sides....and then you chide others about it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Butt hurt?||
You said that I am butt hurt about being wrong about MSU the last two years and it shines through in my post?!?! What does any of this have to do with MSU? You've got issues.
As for your assessment of BYU's defense, no one thinks they are good. Not even BYU fans. You can "defend" their defense as not being as terrible as the points they gave up tp certain teams, but I dont understand how you know how to compare these teams yet.
|1 week 6 days ago||which two?||
Which two "should" finish with double digits wins. only 17 or so teams last year had double digits wins. I assume you mean UCLA, but who else? In addition, the points they scored should be put in context by how good those offenses are compared to others (aside from the BYU games). So...
How are you going to give someone a hard time for not putting things "in context" and them fail to do it to yourself by throwing out one "opinion" of a potential contextual factor while ignoring much more important ones?
Glass houses man.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Agreed.||
Our return is established. Time is the only thing that bothers me now.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||lucky||
this sets up well. Michigan will get to play four ranked teams. this should set up an epic battle the week after thanksgiving.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||defense?||
MSU has given up an average of over 400 yards in every game so far and lots of points. The loss of Narduzzi is a factor. how can the second best team be mediocre at best on one side of the ball? How long will that last?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I never accused the||
I never accused the researchers of having an agenda. Some do, but I don't know about any for this study. The agenda I was referring to was by PBS touting this study. The media's agenda is to be interesting/newsworthy/sensational. Focusing on the potential problems with a major sport (without a fuller picture) does that. PBS is better than most media, but there are still agendas that come out.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ronnie Kay is a moron. 1.||
Ronnie Kay is a moron.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||control||
If this is true for people who play high school football, than I wonder how many people who have played any sport have CTEs. Oh well, I guess that is not as important as an agenda.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Surrender?||
Surrender? Not how elite teams recruit?
You mean like the big mistake of MSU waiting on Jabari Parker? You think that is a BETTER idea? That was idiotic and waiting on Winston leikely would have been as well. Maybe we should have done something dumb as to not surrender and to LOOK like a big boy. MSU tried to look like an elite recruiting program and see what it has done for them?
Neither MSU nor UM are going to get enough of the elite Kentucky, Duke, etc. players. They may grab a good one here or there, but both coaches are going to have a lot of 3 and 4 year players and not instant NBA talent.
Sorry if that reality disappoints you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||slight variance||
Are those other guys really missteps by UM?
Regardless, you seem to be making a whole lot out of a small discrepancy in quality of recruits.
In CBB there are some truly elite players. Neither Michigan nor MSU get them. The next level is where MSU slightly outperforms UM on the recriting trail. So, who cares? It has made little to no difference on the court recently and it won't in the future.
Now, if UM misses big on guys going to Kentucky, Duke, etc. and those kids elite players end up chossing MSU then we are in trouble. That hasnt happened though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||missteps?||
we move on to someone with comparable skill and a stronger sense of conviction and you call it a misstep? so MSU gets what we don't care as much about. where is the problem?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What about differential||
What about differential between offensive yards v. Defense yards allowed against power 5 teams? I feel that would make this game really stick out against the other games.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Georgia||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So Genova southern beat them worse than MSU did?||
So Genova southern beat them worse than MSU did?
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Mr. Brandon?||
You want me to go to bed? Sports fans speculate and look forward to rivalry games. They don't start a thread after every game speculating on how a rival handled a much different team and what that means for us. why not a thread based on weight room numbers at a rival and what that means for us in over a month? don't you see a line here?
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||speculate||
this is the oddest form of speculation. we are nothing like Oregon. the game is in Ann Arbor. there is little reason to start this thread other than....
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||?||
That doesn't mean we should start a thread after each of their games speculating on how we match up based on their passing game against Western, etc. it's just dumb.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Worst Thread ever allowed to stay?||
This is bad on so many levels:
1. Are we going to start a thread for every opponent based on how we match up with them after their game (i.e., how Hawaii did against OSU, etc.)?
2. Even if you thought that this game was somehow unique (it is not), there is little you can tell from it.
3. There will be enough time for matchup talk as we learn more about each team. We have no idea how good either teams opponents are this year (Is Oregon the same without their Heisman winng QB?
4. Personally I didnt watch the MSU game. The focus on them by some of you is pathetic. Extremely pathetic.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah. Be happy being||
Yeah. Be happy being unhappy. Be tall being short. Be done being undone. Be something while being its opposite. As an adult these literal contradictions are dumb and meaningless. We all have to guess at the point they are trying to make, but with so many other ways to say it, it seems idiotic to use one that is virtually meaningless. This is true for all schools doing this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Same boat||
I am in a similar situation. I usually park in a structure and just walk, but on Saturday and I can't get there until kickoff. It is going to be tight. I am curious about this too. Any advice on a back route? I sometimes wind through North Campus or cut through Kerry Town.
I am wondering if Google maps can help me avoid backups.
Any advice would be much appreciated!!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||kidding||
this is a joke post, right?
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||??||
No one is worked up. Maybe your next thread should be "Please post in English"
|4 weeks 5 days ago||and that is why||
I only use stubhub