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|25 weeks 3 days ago||I guess I need to know the||
I guess I need to know the NFL's intention. Are they trying to encourage more teams to go for two? (And not just in late game situations.)
If a 42 yd FG is coverted 83% of the time, then the expected pt value of the XP would be 1 x 0.83 = 0.83 pts.
If a 2-pt conversion is converted 50% of the time (which I think is roughly correct), then the expected pt value of it would be 2 x 0.5 = 1 pt.
As it stands now, the XP and 2-pt conversion have the same expected value of ~1 pt. So risk averse coaches take the safe route and kick the XP. But if coaches are getting a risk premium to go for two - in this case +0.17 pts - then maybe that changes their strategy.
But I just don't think the risk premium of +0.17 pts is enough to change a coach's mind.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||Kenpom loves Iowa. I admit||
Kenpom loves Iowa.
I admit that I don't know much (anything) of how Kenpom's system works, but Iowa is #11 and the top ranked B10 team (MSU is #12, Mich is #14).
I expected this game to be closer to a pick-em.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Great question||
Great question. Can any recruitniks chime in?
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with you regarding||
I agree with you regarding BTN2GO. The few times I've tried to use it to watch something using the BTN2GO app something always went wrong. The most common problem is the stream would just cut off. So then you have to exit the app, relaunch it, watch another 30 second advertisement for Buick, then get treated to a choppy video stream.
After a few rounds of this I just fire up my Slingbox.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Roku by itself is pretty||
Roku by itself is pretty useless for mainstream sports.
If you want to use Watch ESPN, you'll need a cable subscription (or account+password of a relative/friend). As someone else mentioned, sometimes you'll get lucky and be able to watch a random game for free, but you can't rely on it.
If you want to watch BTN on Roku, I don't know of a solution. There's no channel for it. If you use Apple TV and have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the BTN2GO app and Airplay to the Apple TV. Once again, this requires a cable subscription.
I could be wrong, but I think Watch ESPN blacks out local games that are being broadcast on ABC, but you could always use an antenna to watch those games. (Or subscribe to Aereo if you live in an area where it's supported, like Detroit.)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Does anyone know if their||
Does anyone know if their last segment is available to listen to?
I'd like to hear what they had to say during their final sign-off.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Hahaha||
"In your face..... In your entire face."
That was great, thanks for pointing that out.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||OT...||
... but watch Dicky V lose his mind at the end of this video. He gets very excited about Michigan.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Crash||
The app crashed for me too when I tried to post a comment.
Nexus 4 w/ 4.2.2 stock unrooted
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I don't think a screaming||
I don't think a screaming coach is necessary to play good defense. These kids are all very competitive and, especially in a rivalry game, don't need any extra motivation.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Re: Izzo||
I thought the same thing as I watched the game. Izzo was on the court, just a few feet from the action. If I were a player I'd be tempted to dribble right at him and plow him over. It'd be hilarious to watch a ref make a confused-looking-blocking-call against Izzo. It's one thing to be barely on the court, but Izzo was too far out there. I'm a little surprised the ref didn't stop play and issue a warning - OK not surprised at all actually. (And it's possible they warned Izzo later I suppose.)
Regardless, the coaches didn't have the players ready last night. Burke proved to me once again that he is an elite player but also some leadership as well. Overall the team played sloppy and indecisive. The coaches didn't have an answer to MSU's perimeter defense. The coaches didn't have an answer to MSU's post play. The players didn't match MSU's hustle to rebounds and loose balls. The players didn't take care of the ball. Complete failure on Michigan's part. MSU was prepared and out-worked Michigan. End of story.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Looks great...||
...and so far works great on my Nexus 4 (read-only of course, like you stated).
Can you start another thread when the update hits the Play Store?
Some things I'd like to see eventually:
Sweet app. Good job.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Flagrant Rules||
According to your link intent is meaningless. Perhaps that's why you put it in quotes, but that wasn't clear to me.
I don't think the contact was severe or extreme, so by my judgement it is not a flagrant 2.
From the NCAA rule book:
What it boils down to is this: a flagrant 1 foul is a personal foul that is excessive or involves swinging elbows above the shoulders (which doesn't apply in this case).
So was Craft's foul excessive? I think yes, but it's still a judgement call.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||tried it...||
... shows promise, but not ready for daily use (as I'm sure you know). I look forward to the stable release.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Theory...||
Brian your "theory" on fouls is actually a hypothesis.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I think he was a 3 star to||
I think he was a 3 star to ESPN
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I'm happy to see things||
I'm happy to see things moving in this direction, but I wouldn't get too excited for this offering. My guess is the initial pricing won't be the huge benefit to consumers that we all want. The content providers will charge Intel a premium that will of course be passed to the consumer. So unless you will subscribe to only a few channels, my guess is the current bundled model will be more cost effective FOR NOW.
But, baby steps and all that, so any progress is great news. Give this new business model time to mature and prices will come down.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||My photoshop skills aren't||
My photoshop skills aren't very good either... just good enough to create these rough mock-ups.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm with you. But I couldn't||
I'm with you. But I couldn't let DB and Adidas have all the fun.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Indeed||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I prefer blue numbers w/ yellow trim||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I'm not sure about Miami's||
I'm not sure about Miami's feeling towards Long, but he's certainly well-regarded elsewhere:
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'm no wizard - nay, I'm just||
I'm no wizard - nay, I'm just a man. But those blanks are atrocious (no offense OP).
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Fitzgerald's reaction was||
Fitzgerald's reaction was odd... I can't recall a head coach acting like that unless it's a game-winning play. Assistant coaches, sure. But head coaches are usually more stoic than that.
Add in the fact that he was celebrating a late hit call on his QB... seems like his first reaction should be concern for his QB or anger at a "cheap shot" but instead he's jumping around like he just got an N64 for Christmas.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I love having a 7 ft'er||
I love having a 7 ft'er patrolling the paint.
Bring in Albert White off the bench to play the wing and... damn watch out.
Cool story bro: Talked to Josh Moore at Mr. Stadium one time. Large man.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||If the comments are limited||
If the comments are limited to Bellomy's play on the field (and not overly harsh) then I don't have a problem with it. I'm guessing Lewan and Bellomy feel the same way.
"Bellomy looked terrible on that 3rd down - he stood in the pocket way too long, he's gotta know to get rid of the ball quicker than that." = FINE
"Bellomy is a piece of crap and doesn't deserve to be on this team. He sux!!" = NOT OK
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I agree with you 100%||
I thought both replays resulted in the correct call.
Roundtree: nose of ball hits ground and moves -> Incomplete pass
Smith: Arms appear to be under ball, no replay angle ever shows the ball hitting the ground -> ruling on the field stands. The argument that "no way does the ball do that unless it hits the ground" is dumb. Yes it's possible, and it's not the replay officials place to speculate on it.
If you want to debate it, that's fine. But it's nowhere near "we were robbed" territory and there is no conspiracy here. Both were close calls that, given the video evidence, I think the officials made the correct decisions.
/my humble e-pinion
EDIT: Changed "Gallon" to "Smith"
|1 year 43 weeks ago||He didn't have possession in||
He didn't have possession in this case. If he rolled around more, then yes complete pass and down by rule.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I get your argument regarding||
I get your argument regarding the Roundtree call... But from my experience watching college football, that when the ball moves as much as it did when it touched the ground, it's going to be ruled incomplete more times than not.
Let's face it: if that same play happened to Nebraska, you'd be screaming "Incomplete!" at your TV.
|2 years 3 days ago||I like it better than the previous...||
... but the "MGOBLOG" font and gradient coloring has always reminded me of the cheesy MS Word WordArt. I'd prefer something a little more clean, but hey it's not my blog and I come here for the content and not the graphics.