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|1 week 6 days ago||Here's a chart of all||
Here's a chart of all possible outcomes today:
Rules of thumb: Win or draw guarantee advancement, close loss is still cool as long as the other game ends in a draw or a relatively close win for Portugal. If Ghana gets up a goal and US down 1, it gets complicated.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Even God's own||
Even God's own university has difficulty selecting out the dark angels.Yeah I hear that BYU is facing some sanctions in the next couple months.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If we're going to use generic||
If we're going to use generic catch-all concepts, this seems like a better one than lack of leadership. I've been on teams that had plenty of leadership but no one who wanted to follow, which bred resentment. Sometimes a team just doesn't get along, and "lack of leadership" doesn't accurately capture the problem.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Here's the actual press||
Here's the actual press release (emphasis theirs):
"Scientists anticipate a new meteor shower tonight: the May Camelopardalids, resulting from the dust of periodic comet 209P/LINEAR. No one has seen it before, but the shower could put on a prolific show. The shower is predicted to be active on May 24, 02:30 - 11:00 UTC (May 23, 10:30 p.m. to May 24, 7 a.m. EDT). The peak is projected between 06:00 - 08:00 UTC (2-4 a.m EDT). This will be a one-night-only event.
“Some forecasters have predicted a meteor storm of more than 200 meteors per hour,” said Bill Cooke, lead for NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “We have no idea what the comet was doing in the 1800s. The parent comet doesn’t appear to be very active now, so there could be a great show, or there could be little activity.”
As usual, the further from the original source, the more hyped and simplified everything gets. Then the disappointment is aimed at the source, rather than the media that distorted it.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||NASA didn't promise anything.||
NASA didn't promise anything. Every press release and article I saw emphasized the extreme uncertainty surrounding the behavior of the comet and its resulting dust trail.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||I got it the first 2 years,||
I got it the first 2 years, but ended up just skimming them at most. There is comparable (and more up-to-date) content on this blog and elsewhere as the season approaches, which is when my interest increases anyway.
I still hope it gets funded though -- it's a good product.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||His 247comp rank is basically||
His 247comp rank is basically identical to DJ Wilson's (165 overall, #40 SF vs 166 overall, #40 SG). He's virtually the same size as both Wilson and Chatman.
He's also listed as a bit older for his class at 18y9m, so this offer would be a departure from Beilein's frequent strategy, if true.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Tacopants is made of dreams.||
Tacopants is made of dreams. This man is not made of dreams. This man is not Tacopants.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm mostly relying on Steven||
I'm mostly relying on Steven Pinker's Better Angels of our Nature, which I consider one of the finest books ever written. It's been argued in many places though; it's not a controversial point of view in the academic community.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||I'll take this opportunity to||
I'll take this opportunity to remind everyone that crime has ever been lower in the world or in the US. The rates of murder and violent crime dropped off a cliff the last few decades and are still falling. Don't mistake increased coverage of a smaller number of atrocities for an increase in atrocities.
The rate of disease, hunger, infant mortality, and a host of other problems is also continuing to plummet after having done so for decades. The expansion of civil rights to more and more people also continues unabated.
I don't mean to diminish the legitimate problems that remain, but it seems important to correct the prevalent notion that society is going to hell, when actually, it's never been better.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Contrary to Brian's statement||
Contrary to Brian's statement that LT is the most important spot on the line, it seems to me that C is the clear leader in that regard. LT is a big deal in the NFL where it's assumed all 5 are competent. In college, the guy making the line calls and who is always play-side seems more important to me than a guy just down-blocking half the time. Even the guards seem more important to me, born out by the various number-crunching from last season where guard experience was more highly correlated with success.
I remain dumbfounded at Brian's obsession with Norfleet. I still haven't seen anything from him.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Nah I'd say he was too young.||
Nah I'd say he was too young.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Having any OL, let alone a C,||
Having any OL, let alone a C, that understands the nuances of Nuss's offense would be huge. I'm really hoping this happens.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I've found a working link for||
I've found a working link for every single tourney game so far, but now can't find one for this game. Weird.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||KenPom has Tennessee ranked||
KenPom has Tennessee ranked ahead of Duke, so Michigan's path may not have gotten any easier from this.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I have confidence in||
I have confidence in Nussmeier. If the OL sucks, M's offense will just move to more quick passes and misdirection. A bad OL isn't always doom for a well-coached offense.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I doubt you guys really||
I doubt you guys really disagree. One of you is just willing to express his opinions in an unobnoxious way.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||He coached Jake Locker at||
He coached Jake Locker at Washington, who never developed into much of a passer but ran quite well as I recall.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not a physicist, but last||
I'm not a physicist, but last I heard, the existence of gravitation waves is the last aspect of Einstein's theory of general relativity that remains unconfirmed. So this discovery may have fixed that.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||If DAT's time was 4.5||
If DAT's time was 4.5 officially, it looks like Clowney's official time will be in the 4.5s. That's still impressive.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||If that's true, it would make||
If that's true, it would make sense to move Morgan to WLB, leaving Ross without a job unless the coaches like him at SAM. Otherwise, I don't know who grabs that spot.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like M usually lifts||
Seems like M usually lifts the NT when they go nickel.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Ryan doesn't seem like a Mike||
Ryan doesn't seem like a Mike at all to me, but I guess I'll trust the coaches. I can only imagine they've decided that Gedeon is better than either Ross or Morgan, but I just don't know if Ryan is better than either of them as an ILB. Maybe they've decided that Gedeon is simply better than Ryan full stop? That would be very surprising to me.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah this is definitely an||
Yeah this is definitely an "incredible story" in the literal sense. The Surveyor program, in which the US landed several probes on the moon to take various readings in preparation for the Apollo landings, had already answered that question quite definitively. Scientists at the time also knew that the moon was solid for various other reasons, including the ability to calculate its density based on the ratio between its size and gravitational influence.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Porque no los dos?||
Porque no los dos?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||As one who doesn't believe in||
As one who doesn't believe in magic, neither the year nor any potential jinxing thereof seems an interesting topic of conversation. But at least the collective fanbase has stopped cutting itself about Borges, which is nice.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||I ended up canceling mine a||
I ended up canceling mine a couple months early. I got sick of the recruiting folks pretending to know anything about football. I get that they need to do something to draw readers when there's no recruiting news, but the "analysis" and the writing are both awful.
That said, 247 is still my favorite site for actual recruiting stuff; their layout is far superior to the other sites, and all the useful stuff is still available for non-subscribers.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty much, and especially||
Pretty much, and especially if you're just talking about the run game. LT gets a lot of press because of its importance in the NFL, not because of its importance in college. In the NFL, it's assumed that you have really good players at all 5 positions, so the LT is paramount because you can afford to worry about things like the QB's blind side and specifically matching up with the defense's best pass rusher. In college, it's a big win to have guys at all 5 spots that can just target the right guy and block reasonably well. That being the case, your center, the guy making the line calls and who is always blocking playside regardless of which direction you're running, is paramount.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Penalty was on the defense.||
Penalty was on the defense. Offense got hosed. Fuckin' refs.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Hah nicely said. Folks have||
Hah nicely said. Folks have their hobby horses, I guess. It just sucks when everyone's hobby horse is Michigan's "unacceptable" football team and they have to jam it into every conversation.