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|1 day 23 hours ago||Allow me to put on my "It's Happening" hat for one second||
Let me give a maize-and-blue tinged 3rd option - which I don't find all that far-fetched.
3) There is no specific intent to the leak. No leverage, no message to the fans. Instead, the deal is done*, and has been for some time (maybe days or a week+). People familiar with the deal, probably on Michigan's side, are getting loose lipped because, why not? Deal is done, people are excited and start talking.
* by "done" I mean agreed to in principle, not necessarily signed in blood
|2 days 3 hours ago||I took Math 417... also||
I took Math 417... also matrix algebra. Not sure the difference to 217 or maybe it was called 417 ten years ago?
Anyway - I found the class not too difficult. But I remember finishing the class and thinking "great, I can do matrix algebra - but I still have no idea what it is or why I'd ever use it".
So... I didn't get much from the class.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I took EECS 280 way back in||
I took EECS 280 way back in 2002.
I got a C in the class.
If my memory is correct there were 6 "projects", 1 mid-term exam, and 1 final exam.
Both my mid-term and final exam scores were at or above 95%. And I still got a C in the class. That tells you the importance of the coding projects.
They are (or were, I'm talking about 12 yrs ago) very time consuming. The auto-grader [shudder] was very unforgiving. I spent more time on EECS 280 that semester than any other class. So... much... debugging....
I ended up in ME.
(For reference my workload that semester was EECS 280, CALC III, Physics II lecture+lab, and 3rd semester Spanish)
|4 days 13 hours ago||Your words are beautiful.||
Your words are beautiful. Dare I say, Baugh-terful?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Works on contingency? No,||
Works on contingency? No, money down!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Another Nov.3 birthday here.||
Another Nov.3 birthday here. Happy birthday, Coach.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Does anyone on the internet||
Does anyone on the internet do a "look back" and re-rank recruiting classes based on actual performance?
That would be more telling.
Class rankings before they even hit the court are just predictions. Who cares about the predictions (to some extent) - the actual result is what matters.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Possibly, I don't know.||
Possibly, I don't know. Regardless - pass/fail or inconclusive - call the timeout instead of using Shane.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Good lip reading. I was||
Good lip reading. I was willing to hear the official story before really getting on Hoke, but after watching again (and again) it's pretty bad. Even if Shane passed his concussion test there is no reason to insert Shane back into the game. Call a timeout. Whether this costs Hoke his job mid-season- we shall see.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be shocked if Hoke loses||
I'll be shocked if Hoke loses his job over this.
I want him gone (because he's not winning football games), but I'll be stunned if he's fired this week.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I don't want to get in a big||
I don't want to get in a big long debate over it, but something just rings a little disingenuous about this whole "fire Hoke because Shane" uproar.
In general I agree that Hoke mishandled the situation - but let's be honest with ourselves: If Michigan were 5-0 right now there would be nobody calling for Hoke's head over this. We'd be concerned for Shane's health, wonder aloud if Hoke should have pulled him sooner, and move on to the next opponent.
So let's call it what it is: we don't like Hoke because he doesn't win games, and this Shane incident is a convenient excuse to get our pitchfork on.
Again: I AGREE HOKE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN SHANE OUT OF THE GAME. Let's just be clear it's not the main reason we want Hoke gone.
|41 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.
|45 weeks 20 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.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Great question||
Great question. Can any recruitniks chime in?
|48 weeks 4 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.
|48 weeks 4 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 30 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 37 weeks ago||Hahaha||
"In your face..... In your entire face."
That was great, thanks for pointing that out.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||OT...||
... but watch Dicky V lose his mind at the end of this video. He gets very excited about Michigan.
|1 year 43 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 44 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 44 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 44 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 45 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 46 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 46 weeks ago||Theory...||
Brian your "theory" on fouls is actually a hypothesis.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I think he was a 3 star to||
I think he was a 3 star to ESPN
|1 year 50 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.
|2 years 1 day ago||My photoshop skills aren't||
My photoshop skills aren't very good either... just good enough to create these rough mock-ups.
|2 years 1 day 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.