to play football, not to play trumpet
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Gone!!!||
Thanks for looking.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Thought we said that...||
four years ago.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Thanks, coach!||
I was underwhelmed with his hire in the first place. That said, I'd be ok with giving him another year. I'd like to see how he does without Dave Brandon's meddling.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||yeah...||
what about kicking our ass?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Doesn't seem so...||
People on both sides of the aisle still go on about RR. I don't think we've moved on as a fanbase.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Haven't we been through this||
Haven't we been through this before?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I've been saying this for years...||
but never quite so succinctly. Thank you, sir.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||No, he won't...||
I emailed him after his first big win at Arizona and he was very gracious in his response. I, too, wish he hadn't been vilified from the second he decided to leave WVU. I think he could have done great things here.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Someone by the name of Andrew Copp signed it.||
3069. Andrew Copp (acopp)
There is an alumnus who shares this name with our esteemed hockey captain.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Try again||
Several years ago (like 10-15), I got one from the cycling team that seemingly had an out-of-proportion block M. I got another a few years later that seemingly had the wrong yellow. The one I got this year seemed spot on.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Thanks for this||
Great to hear about the team's progress.
I'm the one riding around Madison in the M jersey.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||This season wasn't totally disappointing||
They beat BC and UMN.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||really...||
you don't say.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||easy||
if you play your hearts out and come up short to an evenly matched team, the loss sucks, but it's not necessarily disheartening.
to play like crap against a team that has no business being on the same field is cause for concern. looked like a possible pass interference on the last play... just think what coulda been.
i'd rather play the good teams than swallow this crap every year.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||yup||
would you rather play akron, or alabama? central michigan or notre dame?
i was thinking watching the highlights of the alabama tamu game that it must have been a lot of fun to be in that game. who cares when you're playing akron - a combined 3-33 in the last three years. just boring. tickets cost too much for this kind of crap.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||come together right now...||
come back, chris
|2 years 44 weeks ago||in my experience, their fans aren't so bad.||
even when they're winning.
north dakota has the most insufferable fans. every year i'm happy to see them lose.
maine fans were kind of obnoxious, too. that hasn't been an issue for a few years now.
of course, i'm not an obnoxious fan, but i wonder what people say about michigan fans (at least away from yost).
part of me was hoping for a und-und final, with und beating und in overtime. oh, well... if michigan can't win it, let someone else win it.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||i agree with this 200%.||
i agree with this 200%.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||losing only 6 games all season...||
five of those to highly ranked opponents and all but one of those on the road.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Replied to the wrong post...||
Replied to the wrong post... Please ignore or remove.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Maybe you saw this, posted||
Maybe you saw this, posted about 10 minutes after you posted:
|2 years 51 weeks ago||what i don't get is the||
what i don't get is the paterno report says paterno was not given an opportunity to refute anything in the freeh report; freeh says paterno declined.
at the very least, both paterno and mcqueary are guilty of willful ignorance.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||this was brilliant||
thank you, wolverinehistorian.
most of all, thank you, denard.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||it's clearly a popularity contest||
must get the michigan alumni base mobilised.
reading the descriptions of the finalists, there are only a handful that come close to jordan. good thing the fan vote is only 5%.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||that would never happen||
that would undermine the sanctity of the regular season and the bowl structure.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||or the constant diet of||
or the constant diet of snakky cakes?
|3 years 15 weeks ago||So...||
What are you trying to say?
|3 years 19 weeks ago||yes, but there are some who don't care||
i'd much rather play an interesting game and lose once in a while than win a championship by playing cupcakes.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||this post is full of win||
win, i tell you
|3 years 21 weeks ago||oh, what might have been...||
how is this guy successful everywhere but michigan? maybe jeff casteel knew something.
i've been thinking about a trip to bolivian...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||m m m m||
it's no fun winning if you're padding the schedule
|3 years 22 weeks ago||amen, brother sten...||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||wow...||
i can't fathom pinning this loss on the athletic director. the loss hurts and we looked bad. i'll still take this game over emu, wmu, toledo, utah.
you don't get better playing cupcakes. i'll gladly take the loss in exchange for playing one of the best pro teams in the country in a virtual away game. i'll take my lumps. i'll be better for it.
i once coached a youth hockey team. in the first game of the season we got crushed by a much bigger, faster and more experienced team. not even close. we didn't know what hit us. the last game of the season, they were still bigger and faster, but we lost a close game by a goal and we were in the game the whole way.
the kids remembered what it was like to get beat badly. they grew from it and were better for it. nobody whined or complained. we went out and worked to be better every single day. i couldn't have been more proud of my kids after that last game.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||i'll gladly give an mnc||
to play real teams. i'd so much rather watch games that mean something, rather than smack around a hapless emu team. yawn... who cares?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||just watch it on espn||
yes, screw espn with their blackouts. why is sc-vandy blacked out in wisconsin?!
|3 years 24 weeks ago||seriously?||
sounds like lloyd carr was being honest with this particular student athlete.
i'm ok with that.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||it's great...||
...to see teams like florida state, ucla, miami (ytm) at michigan stadium and we can pull these teams all the time. or, we used to... i don't care about teams like eastern michigan, miami (ntm), western michigan, utah, etc. i might go to one of these games because i haven't been to a game in 20 years, but who cares?!
imagine what it would be like for uconn fans to have michigan in their own back yard. i say we play where we agreed to play.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||5 bucks||
i remember doing that work. and it's at minimal cost to me.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||redacted...||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||i remember this game fondly...||
i fought the phoenix traffic to get to my friend's house. he was a huge colorado fan and he threatened to turn off the game. i said, 'no way, dude. i drove all the way up here and we're going to watch it.'
|3 years 37 weeks ago||well, they did a darn fine job...||
if you know them, give them my compliments.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||well...||
at least your post sheds some new light on the situation...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||the chocolaty goodness of polls...||
never underestimate the power of the people to manipulate an opinion poll.
i don't see how either of these can defeat the raptor, though.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||of course we feel glad for them...||
i don't like their chances going up against a veteran bc/mn/nd team in the finals, but i love a good underdog story. especially since bc/mn/nd have won it before.
i go to the frozen four frequently and when michigan isn't there, i cheer for the team with least obnoxious fans. that is never, ever mn or nd. umd last year - do they have fans? - picked up the nd fans after michigan beat nd. nd fans seem to be generally insufferable.
go bulldogs (of either variety), eagles or dutchmen.
while i'm here, how about a big shout out to shawn hunwick for the most improbable and incredible career ever. i'm there with the guy who said 'oh, crap,' when hogan went down against nd in 2010. hunwick has replaced my fear with confidence and he's such a quiet leader. almost like denard without the electric smile and dilithium.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||purple face||
what the #*?! is a grimace?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||How'd they get the cats in||
How'd they get the cats in there?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||As a UCLA alumnus...||
I'd love to see Rich Rodriguez at UCLA. Just hope he can get his defense straightened out (read: keep his damn hands off it).
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Don't you think...||
your gloating is a little premature? It's only 4 games into his regime, and he's not coached a Big Ten game, yet.
That said, so far the results are promising.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||USC plays in the Coliseum.||
UCLA plays in the Rose Bowl. Still a home game for SC.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||stupid test...||
i took this thing 3 times, 4 if you count the first where my answers were off by 1. in my not-so-humble opinion, it's a glorified sat; that said, they say it correlates well to performance in grad school.
i agree mostly with what's been said about the math. it's very practical; you can learn some principles and practice to improve your score.
as for the verbal, don't get bogged down in memorising a huge list of words. as you're a med student, i'm sure you can relate to learning prefixes, roots and suffixes, and using the combination to make an educated guess at the meanings of words you don't know. this was certainly very useful for me in vet school.
the writing - it seemed to me that the idea is to write a coherent, logical argument, with various points and supporting text for those points. i don't think you have to write pulitzer-quality work, just a logical argument.
for what it's worth, i scored reasonably well all three times, with a slight improvement the third time. my scores were more than competitive for vet school.
do well, whatever you choose.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||just saying...||
in 1996, we beat 5 of the top 6 teams on the way to the title.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Um, but it was free on TV.||
And it will be free again, when they rebroadcast it.
Logically, how is this any different than had I recorded it last night to watch it today?
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Nice explanation||
A couple of years ago, I knew there were at least three. Looks like they've created more categories now.
The categories are basically determined by the main means of energy production, either oxygen-independent (fast, when oxygen has been totally consumed), or oxygen-dependent (slow), and rate of fatique.
Think of your breathing patterns during high- or low-intensity workouts. At high intensity, you run out of breath rapidly, oxygen supply is depleted, and energy must be produced in the absence of oxygen.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||fit||
is it that rodriguez wasn't a good 'fit,' or people weren't willing to accept him. it's oh, so easy to blame him for everything, isn't it.
he wanted to be here as badly as hoke does. his players exhibit good citizenship. he's a good man. which doesn't qualify him to coach, but are certainly not reasons to reject him. his teams didn't win, and in the end, i'm sad, but comfortable that he lost his job for this reason alone.
imhe, he got roasted for the stupidest things: leaving a job for another one (who hasn't done that?), i could go on. but i won't.
i think the 'fit' argument is a bs argument for those who want to feel good about hating the man from the moment he left wvu.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||absolutely underwhelmed and disappointed||
best of all, I'm incredulous at all the hatred from the past three years are now saying how important it is to get behind our coach. the players seem happy...
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Are you really asking this?||
Must have been a doh! moment for you, I'm sure.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||There are a few on||
mgovideo.com. they have the 96 and 98 championship games, and the 96 regional final against minnesota (with 'the goal') and the 96 national semifinal vs. bu.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I like what you've done...||
with the margin of victory.
It would be interesting to see which one more accurately predicts the results of games: strict won/loss, or margin of victory. What are your thoughts on home/away?
As for the I-AA, it's interesting what you've done to lump them all together. Have you considered adding a I-AA strength of schedule component? IIRC, App St was pretty good the year they beat us. And I was going to suggest the same of UMass, until I looked at their record; they're still #14, though. (An aside, they play Delaware this week - I would have to think they're the only team to play the winged helmet twice in one season.)
FWIW, I'm not a statistician, I just dabble with this because I can and I really hate the subjective human element (polls) used to determine a 'national champion.'
EDIT: Doh! Meant as a reply to SpartanDan.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||and she says that being the||
and she says that being the president at michigan is the pinnacle.
"the contract says i'm currently employed for two more years. i'm having the time of my life. i couldn't go any other place because it would be bound to be a disappointment. i've been at the pinnacle. this is an endlessly exciting place."
yeah... she's done alright for the university.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||i think you're optimistic.||
i wouldn't put it past the voters. i've seen similar things happen too many times to doubt it.
who has boise st. played? /s
|5 years 14 weeks ago||i'm proud of the kids on this||
i'm proud of the kids on this team. while they're not winning very much right now, i believe they're doing what's asked of them and giving everything they have. on top of that, they're staying out of trouble and representing the university well.
that is all.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||i don't see the overselling...||
...when he's got walk-ons and freshmen starting and contributing significantly (eg tate last year, roh, kovacs). the opportunities are there for the taking. i could be wrong, but i don't see it. i would bet it's more the recruits aren't willing/able/patient enough to win the starting job than the opportunity not really being there.
but i'm with you on the leeriness.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||yeah... except when they're||
yeah... except when they're blacked out. like this one was.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||when i wish upon a star...||
i wish for the greatest debacle possible. this would be wonderful. especially if boise state and tcu were also undefeated.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||it all depends on the voters||
i took the numbers from bcs guru, just to see what would happen if teams were voted ahead of boise state. even with a computer ranking 0.12 points higher than michigan state (0.92 c.f. 0.80, respectively), if michigan state were the highest-rated team in both polls, their bcs ranking would obliterate that of boise state.
the polls account for 66% of the bcs ranking. each computer - at most ~8%. if the voters want to keep boise state out of the mnc game, they will do so.
tcu vs. boise state? it'll never happen.
EDIT: fixed typo.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||it's not just this post...||
it happens all over this board. i don't monitor every post with bated breath, and i certainly don't remember everything i see on every other post. i would imagine a search may have been unproductive for the author on such a focused topic. i don't fault him for posting it; in fact, he added something with the link. if i didn't like it, i could just skip it. imagine how easy that would be. in fact, most others did skip it. the few who commented were respectful, even if this was mentioned in 5 words on the front page (i had to go back to find it).
the tone of such comments here, and yours in particular, is somewhat repulsive. i hate seeing the pirhana attack, and i don't really care to be attacked. making a comment is one thing. being obnoxious is simply unnecessary.
but, whatever. enjoy your message boards.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||why the snark?||
so he missed it, or ignored it, whatever. i don't understand the tendency here to jump all over people who aren't as omniscient as you may be. some people are obviously trolls and deserve what they get. others are trying to contribute to the community and get smacked when they 'fall short of expectations.'
with all due respect, skip it, or keep it to yourself.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Most of the local shops...||
have an online presence. For example:
Pretty sure Ulrich's is online, too. Easy in, Easy out.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Bruins Nation has the latest news on this...||
Nestor has posted a nice tribute video there, too, 'Our Intergalactic Treasure.'
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Exactly...||
because nobody gives them the chance to play top-tier talent. They've beat all comers for the last two years (and most comers for the past 5) and should be moved up to the A-league.
They're trying. The BCS system and the fallout of that are preventing Boise St from truly becoming relevant.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I respectfully disagree.||
IMHO, this attitude is ruining college football. Sure, I'd love to win a national championship. But I, for one, would rather play a non-creampuff schedule and risk losing to a good team than watch a thousand games against the likes of Delaware State. Those games are meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
LSU won the title a few years back with a couple of losses. Losses to solid teams early in the year aren't necessarily a death sentence in the national championship race. And they're far more entertaining for the fans, and more interesting for the players.
And they provide more teachable moments for the coaches and players.
Gimme Boise St. and Notre Dame. I'll take Colorado, Oregon and UCLA again, too. Syracuse, Florida State, etc. I think you see my point.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Unfortunately,||
linux is still not supported, though the technology is available.
I did, however, watch the Frozen Four on a virtual Windows machine on my linux host. There are ways around it.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||You're it, no touchbacks...||
Lest the questioning get out of hand.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Why is this a crime?||
I mean, I know it's because the drinking age is 21.
If he were a couple hundred miles north, it would be a non-issue. If he were overseas, it would be a non-issue. Of all the places alcohol consumption is legal, there are only a few where the legal drinking age is over 19, mostly in Asia and the Middle East:
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Oops.||
Yes, it is. Thanks for the correction.
It's still a term that was applied by outsiders, though. And one wonders why the French Canadians called them something that means "snake." And why the Americans followed suit.
Scroll down to Names.
After all, dehumanising people has been an instrumental component of war and other oppressive movements forever. They were also called savages, even though they were nothing of the sort.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Also fom Wikipedia:||
Looks like the origin of the term is French, not their own. It's a term applied to them by someone else. I suppose that they may have adopted it; or not.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Could be.||
If it was a self-applied name, I stand corrected. If not, it makes me wonder why they use it.
Maybe it is a South Dakota thing.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||IIRC, it's for governmental reasons.||
They prefer not to call themselves Sioux. I think there are some government reasons, e.g. gov't benefits, why they still do.
In the History of the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe, they're Lakota/Dakota/Nakota.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Your sports teams...||
rule all. They should be able to do whatever they want to do. What a selfish position, IMHO.
I was in Lakota nation in South Dakota in 2007. I spent a week with the Lakota people. They don't call themselves "Sioux," even though you do. They are Lakota, or Dakota, etc.
Educate yourself before you make comments like these. I asked if there was a book I could read that would adequately represent their experience with the European settlers. It was recommended I read "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee."
Have a read and see if you still feel like they're being whiny and unreasonable.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Having torn my ACL...||
I thought the point was to strengthen the surrounding muscles to limit the forces on the ligaments, ie to take the load off the ligaments? Wasn't that the whole point of the rehab program?
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Duke...||
just got hot at the right time.
Seriously, I admit my jealous feelings toward the Blue Devils, but Coach K seems like a great coach who has earned everything he's won. Congrats to Duke.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||There's nothing that says||
that alumni and boosters can't help a fellow alumnus move to Florida to tutor recruits, right?
I tutor for free - I did two years in Australia, several years here, and I was signed up with a tutoring service that recently tried to cancel my account because I wanted to set my rate to $0/hr. Would that get past the NCAA?
I have emails to prove it.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Alternatively...||
There are solutions for this. I've been using keepass (it's mentioned in the article) for a while. There's a portable version at http://www.portableapps.com, so you can take it and your database with you wherever you go (if you use a pc). It's also available for linux; not sure about OS X (but there is an OS X solution also mentioned in the article).
Important: Use a very strong password that you can remember to lock your database.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I like whatever works.||
A couple of months ago, I'd have chosen VirtualBox (VB) over VMware Player 2.0.
However, I've since switched to VMware Player 3.0. I think VMware Player 3.0 addressed a lot of deficiencies relative to VirtualBox (shared folders, usb connectivity, etc.). I've found VMware to be faster for Windows XP guests on an Ubuntu 9.10 linux host. It also seems to be better suited to running Mac OS X guests, though I think VirtualBox will probably eventually catch up. VMware player does not give you snapshots, however, though I've found that capability in VB to be very problematic on linux. That's the other reason I prefer VMware - it's way easier to migrate machines using VMware than using VB.
I used VirtualPC on Windows XP. My only foray with Virtual PC on Windows 7 is with XP mode, and I hated it. It seemed much more restrictive than either VMware or VirtualBox.
I think VirtualBox has an open-source option, whereas VMware is strictly proprietary.
I think it's a 'pick your poison' arena these days. I find they both have their uses.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Thank you.||
This team came together and nearly pulled it off. While the loss is disappointing, I couldn't be more proud of this team.
It's unfortunate he missed the call, but I sincerely doubt John Gravallese, an imperfect human being, had it out for Michigan last night.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Someone asked for an auto-update live blog?||
needs moderators if people are keen.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's working now - BC -Yale now, MU-UM later|
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's unfortunate that's not streamed...||
You can try this:
There were a few other ncaa regional finals links on ustream, as well. Judging by title alone, this one holds the most promise.
Here's hoping it's on somewhere.
EDIT: Just noticed that channel was last broadcast 12 months ago. Still hoping...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||My story's almost identical||
Torn ACL in 1985 (age 13); patellar graft in 1989. 6" scars each over my patella and lateral knee joint capsule. I could care less (couldn't care less?) about the scars.
It rarely bothers me during normal activity. Sometimes there's a phantom pain, but it's gone in a day, and it's very infrequent. I keep to low-impact sports (mostly) - cycling, swimming, maybe a little hockey (i said mostly). I've felt it sway a bit a couple of times, but never really feared for its stability. If I do anything other than walk, I'll wear a brace, though I've been told by some that it's not strictly necessary. Many doctors have commented that my result was excellent.
I have excellent range of motion, both flexion and extension; It does get a bit stiff when I kneel or squat; I minimise that.
Knock on wood I never have to replace it again, but I would think a hamstring would be an option. What's the risk of rejection with an allograft? Do you have to take immunosuppresives?
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Would you take||
RIT over Minnesota? Autobids notwithstanding? RIT finished with a 26-11-1 record in CHA, with wins over whom? The lost every significant game (all two of them), outside two wins over Air Force.
Meanwhile, Minnesota played in arguably the toughest conference and knocked off Wisconsin and North Dakota twice each (a #1 seed and a #2 seed), and Michigan State once, just to name a few. Of course, they played all of 6 games out of conference all year.
KRACH is a closed-loop, iterative statistical rating - every team is rated in comparison to its opponents and every other team. It can only do with what it's given. The flaw is not in the rating itself, but in the lack of comparison points, as pointed out by GCS below.
The pairwise, on the other hand, is inherently flawed because of its arbitrary comparison points. And the eyeball method, well, everybody's eyeballs see things somewhat differently. Hence my response to you.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||How about UCLA?||
As a UCLA alum (I'm a Michigan alum first and foremost, of course), I keep Bruins Nation on my RSS feed, though it's often too grating to actually read.
I did, however, find this entry somewhat relevant to this post.
It's a bummer to lose as the top seed. I remember vividly all the heartbreak of the Michigan hockey teams in the early 90's (and 1997). Those teams were phenomenal, but always lost in excruciating fashion.
Those in glass houses...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||TV as it currently shakes out on uscho.com||
Looks like tape delay is an option. What's the point of tape-delaying games like these? Would you even dream of tape-delaying March Madness? Or any other playoff game?
Hopefully that's just an option and they are on live.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Who's posting the LAX updates?||
What's the status?
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Crosschecking penalty.||
Hence the stoppage.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||No internet?||
How to get your update? :^)
|5 years 46 weeks ago||There's audio||
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Is it just my feed...||
that freezes every couple of seconds?
|5 years 46 weeks ago||mgoblue.com...||
is a good place to check. If there's an official stream, it'll be there.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||This was the plan...||
at least last night. The UM radio feed said Michigan would play the late game. Further, they said they didn't agree, but it's driven by TV.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Fair question...||
but does it really matter what brought the skeletons out of the closet? The fact is they were there.
To me, the 'violations' seem rather harmless - I made the analogy to me driving 25mph through the driveway at work where the speed limit is 15mph.
In any case, the people who brought us these 'facts' had enough fact that the NCAA is now interested. I think we're at a point where we need to deal with the elephant, rather than concern ourselves with who brought the elephant. I think we're (and by we, I really mean they) better served by fixing the problem than by throwing around blame at whoever found the problem.
I still think we're in a unique position that we can suggest some meaningful changes to the system, above and beyond accepting our hand slaps. To do that without pointing fingers or dragging current and former student athletes through the mud is, IMHO, what makes us Michigan.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Just curious...||
What if they had come out and said the team was violating rules by having QC people present at voluntary activities, and that they were going over allowed practice time by 20 minutes.
i.e. if they had reported the true nature of the 'violations' with journalistic integrity.
Would your opinion of the Free Press be the same?
Then, what if they had instead approached the administration of the university they love and said, 'Whoa, you guys are running a little afoul of the law.' The problem was dealt with in-house, and never saw the light of day.
Is it the reporting of violations that have people angry, or simply the blatant disregard for anything resembling the truth? Or both?
For me, I don't have a problem, fundamentally, with identifying problems. But the nature of this investigation, as are many things in the press these days, was so sensational and inflammatory as to do nothing but incite the masses.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Yup...||
Blindly follow archaic rules. Without asking questions. No room for error. Or even trying to work within apparent concessions in the rules. Suggest modifications to the rules? No way.
Apologies for the sarcasm, but just saying, 'Follow the rules," is no help to anyone. Without reading the entire report put out by either the U or the NCAA, you have no idea to what extent the rules were even broken. Nor the intent with which they were broken.
Feel free to state your opinion supported by fact.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.||
I agree this issue is frivolous. I've been thinking about it a couple of ways.
1) Michigan broke the rules. Accept our punishment and walk quietly into the night.
The message boards and the blogosphere are full of those who think Michigan should be crucified, and that Rich Rodriguez is the most egregious cheater evar.
2) This, imho, is the crybaby way to go. I'd prefer we not consider it.
3) This is a great platform to champion some significant change. There's probably going to be a lot of resistance from the NCAA and a lot of heckling from around the country. If the rules are that archaic and not representative of the state of the sport, perhaps it's the only way.
Me? I'm torn. I don't like that we're now being considered a rogue program because of this. And it's painful to read the message boards and see how happily people criticize this program. I think it's unwarranted. And I think if people looked in the mirror, they'd find the same. At the same time, we broke the 'rules'. Something needs to be done. Let's look at those rules.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||When they send a cease and desist letter...||
...I'll stop supporting.
Given the university's history with this sort of thing, I'd almost be willing to bet that the they would absorb this rather than kill it. One can hope... Right?!
Oops... Meant as a reply to OMG Shirtless.
|6 years 21 hours ago||I dunno...||
I did this the first time, and my loans never went away. I'm comfortable carrying a mortgage for 30 years, but a student loan, not so much.
That said, I do think it's worthwhile to do the stock participation plan, if you have that opportunity, but only if you can quicksale the stock the instant it's sold. That's an instant 17% profit. Likewise the 401(k) - I plan to contribute enough to get the maximum match from my employer; more free money.
Otherwise, while some may disagree, it suited me much better to get out of debt and invest all that suddenly disposable income than to try to do both at the same time.
Do the math. I have a spreadsheet that allows me to look at how much I'll pay out in student loan interest over the long haul, as well as all my other debts. If you're lucky, you can get a nice solid 6% return on your investments. Take the time to see which works out better for you, or pay someone to look for you. Just don't underestimate the positive feeling of being out of debt. That was huge for me.
|6 years 21 hours ago||Makes sense||
At first I was unable to pay extra, but as my salary grew (yay for the 90's), I did find that freedom.
If I had to do it again (fortunately, I do have that opportunity), I'll pay these loans off as quickly as possible. If they adopt that 'all loans will be forgiven after 20 years' thing, I may reconsider. Here, trusty spreadsheet...
|6 years 21 hours ago||Yeah...||
I have to agree. I don't recall doing too much for Physics242, and I also thought Math451 was pretty easy.
One of my hallmates was in the same physics class, though, and I don't think he thought it was too easy. And I didn't know too many (read: any) other engineers who took more math than they had to.
But, I like physics and math.
|6 years 3 days ago||Score a field goal with the puck...||
What a concept!
|6 years 4 days ago||How exactly does that work?||
I thought the idea of consolidating was to lock in a lower interest rate. When I consolidated my first set of loans, a huge, unmanageable payment fell to something I could deal with.
Does it have anything to do with the repayment habits of the payer? If i lower my payment and pay only the minimum, it logically follows that I'll pay a lot more in the long run. But if I consolidate with a lower interest rate and pay as much as I would have paid without consolidation, it seems that the overall amount paid would be less. To sum, if I consolidate and pay responsibly, I can pay a whole lot less. So, I can bury myself deeper, or I can help myself out quicker - it's up to me.
Is that even close to accurate?
|6 years 1 week ago||It's a flawed rule, regardless...||
You're coached to play to the whistle, in all sports, all the time.
You see time and again when somebody thinks the whistle is going to blow, they let up, and something catastrophic happens.
Besides, there's no telling exactly when the intent was there. Seems ripe for abuse. With the whistle, there's no question.
Was this rule instituted just this year? I don't recall hearing anything about it before.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Brandon who?||
When I read this I thought, "Unless he knows something I don't, Brandon Graham and Brandon Smith have already left."
Oh... Dave Brandon.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||No. Same over there as it is here.||
But, over there we have Cheese and Onion. Mmm...
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Google Reader...||
At least it saved the original post.
I don't remember where I found the RSS feed for the mGoBoard - is there one for diaries?
In any case, while I will resist reposting his drivel, I wonder if he/she'd go away if we ignored her. It's not going away of its own volition because it keeps getting the response it's looking for.
Some people can't resist feeding the trolls. I usually just skip over them, roll my eyes, shake my head, and mutter something under my breath.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Was this mandatory...||
|6 years 4 weeks ago||there's an audio feed||
|6 years 4 weeks ago||How do you know...||
what the two best teams 'clearly' are? History? Legacy? Had Cincinnati or Boise State begun the season ranked ahead of Texas, they might not have relinquished their spot, either. That is, if the voters follow the same logic for BSU that they do for Texas - they don't drop if they don't lose.
Texas played, um, nobody all year long. As much as it pains me to say it, Alabama does appear to be the strongest team, on paper. But the best teams on paper aren't always the best teams - sometimes the paper is covered in, well, crap. And that crap is made up of stuff we ate previously (e.g. Texas is a strong team from a strong conference because, historically, they have been.
So saying the BCS was right this year ignores a whole heap of biases and injustices. It may be, but the mechanism by which it proves itself is inherently flawed.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||The APR is a four-year average...||
They said it in the segment (but it would have been easy to miss). So one year of purging for every three years of being stuck with your scholarship players falls through the cracks.
Making the APR an annual check will have a bit more bite. If, in fact, you do actually want to endorse scholarship amongst your athletes.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||A new coach doesn't immediately solve...||
the 'paper thin on defense' problem. Time might.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Uh, OK...||
Who do I tell them sent me?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Nevermind...||
Comment removed based on my better judgement.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Flashgot...||
Flashgot works nicely for this. You can save these files as .flv files. There are a number of converters to other formats; alternatively, there's the k-lite mega codec pack to watch .flv files in windows media player. I think vlc will play .flv files natively.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Not according to the MGoBoard FAQ||
|6 years 8 weeks ago||The short answer is...||
Rating divided by W/L... :^)
Here are a few links that explain it a bit better:
The numbers do seem kinda counter-intuitive. I'm not sure my methodology is meaningful, it was just something I did.
After I wrote this, I thought, what if I calculate the rating by removing teams and just calculating the ratings based on non-conference record i.e. Boise St. vs. Oregon looks instead like WAC vs. Pac 10; Iowa vs. Arizona looks like Big 10 vs. Pac 10? But, alas, it was 5am and I went back to bed instead. I'll take a look at that today; not sure what it'll give me, but it'll be an interesting exercise.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Ask and ye shall receive...||
They're the average strength of schedule rank across all teams in the conference. For each team, SOS multiplied by W/L gives the rating. Wonder what it looks like when applied to conferences:
In general, this rating is a relative rating, i.e. you would expect the odds of winning for one team over another to be the ratio of their respective ratings. Maybe you could make the same argument for the 'average' conference team.
Out of curiosity, how would you rate any differently? What would you expect from the algorithms, and how is it different, if at all, in the polls?
|6 years 9 weeks ago||According to Terry-Bradley statistics...||
I was looking at this last night trying to make some sense of the final BCS standings. Here's what I came up with:
Coincidentally, Peter Wolfe's ranking, which is part of the BCS formula, applies these statistics to FBS and FCS together.
This includes conference games, not just non-conference. The rating likes the SEC the most, followed by the Pac 10, Big East, ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Independents and MWC, C-USA, WAC, MAC and Sun Belt. Remember, this isn't counting games against FCS teams.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Was that sarcasm?||
Was that sarcasm?
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
I tried to come up with a response to this, but I can't.
I like a good conspiracy - I suspect that somehow a BCS team would have ended up in spot #2. In many peoples' minds, TCU, Boise and even Cincinnati don't sport the strength of schedule to warrant inclusion in the championship game.
And I think we all know what the human polls will look like.
Whatever they say over at the BCS, their formulae fail to determine a national champion that satisfies most of the people. They can spew forth whatever rubbish they wish, but in the end they can't deny that.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Can I both agree and disagree with you?||
I'm a chaosmonger - I will gladly sacrifice a game worth watching for complete BCS chaos.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||It's not the computers that decide...||
It's the human polls. Each human poll contributes 1/3 of the final BCS standing. At most, a computer rating contributes 1/4 of the last 1/3, or 1/12. Each computer rating has a very, very slim chance at excluding, or including any team from the top two.
I'd worry more about human voters conspiring or, at the very least, colluding to exclude tcu or cincinnati. If Texas wins, I don't see any way they don't play for the 'championship.' If they lose, my vote is for Cincinnati.
This will be the first and only time I will pull for Nebraska. Ever. And I'm a Texas 'alum.'
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Please, no...||
This is actually frowned upon in the web dev community. I really hate it when sites take control of my browser, and I vow never to write a site that does so.
You have your right-click, that's what it's there for. Even better, you can set up firefox to open a link in a new tab on middle click. I think internet exploder 7 & 8 do the same thing.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Could be...||
But not in that case. Without incriminating myself too much, I'm happy to concede that she was right on.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||This is how you change the culture...||
The Miami hockey team seems willing and able to do things differently:
When I was in graduate school at UCLA, I made a number of jokes that I had learned growing up were funny. One woman in particular just looked at me with a straight face and said, "That's not funny." Caused me to rethink my whole idea of what was funny.
Just because it's how we've always done it doesn't mean a) it's right or b) there's not a better way. Excusing it or justifying it just allows it to continue.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks.||
I did a quick search but didn't find it.
And the link to Dr. Saturday:
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Agreed.||
It's difficult to rate teams with so few meaningful games in the regular season (and they say the regular season is meaningful). I would take the +1 in lieu of a true playoff, because, as you say, it does resolve some issues with the BCS.
Every other football division, however, has found a way to make a playoff work. It would seem all the arguments for or against would apply to these, as well, but you don't hear people clamouring for a BCS-type championship, at least not loudly.
Who likes the BCS? BCS conferences and schools who stand to make a lot of money - the Big Ten is likely to place 2 teams in the BCS again. I would expect that just as much, if not more, money could be made by restructuring the bowls and using them as the playoff bracket.
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has gone far into the D-II playoffs for years. They can't have a huge following, but nobody's complaining about the money or attendance there. In the end, you get weeks of top games, and a duly crowned national champion. The season starts a week earlier, and there are 4 (5?) rounds of playoffs, and they finish by mid-December.
I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here. I just think the BCS arguments are bogus. But, if the powers that be don't want to see the hypocrisy, they won't see it.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||You can't trust the BCS for anything...||
...because it's 2/3 opinion poll. As a result, it's inherently biased and flawed. Look at what happened to Cal a few years ago and Michigan in 2006 and 1997. The pollsters were swayed by petitioning and politics. That's how polls work.
There's a lot more at stake with the top 2 than with the top 16. If you've lost 0 or 1 game, you have a lot more claim to a tourney bid than if you've lost 3 or 4 games. True, there's a lot more room for error, but at that point, the consequences are much less significant.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||why is this so difficult?||
every other football division has a playoff. just use their formula.
the bowls are so watered down now. i could care less because most of them offer just unattractive matchups.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||The BCS is 2/3 human opinion polls...||
...and 1/18 each of six (EDIT: 1/12 of four, top and bottom are dropped) computer ratings. The voters will get whichever teams they want into the BCS title game.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||How very presumptuous of you...||
Neither you nor this Doyle, er, Doyel guy know what Rodriguez is SAYING. All you know is what he said. You don't know that what he meant was anything different than what he said.
You spew forth your hatred on assumptions and interpretations. Where's the fact? There's no fact in that article.
Other than what Rodriguez said. The recruiting had fallen off. There is a lot of negative media attention. The program had begun to slide long before Rodriguez got here. These are statements of fact.
EDIT: Maybe the juniors who approached him weren't ready to go pro. Maybe he wasn't saying the players sucked. OBVIOUSLY. And, even if the recruiting hadn't fallen off, the attrition certainly does hurt, so even that's not necessarily a swipe at Lloyd.
While none of us enjoys the losing we've seen the last couple of years, opining like this isn't useful. Rodriguez wasn't considered a "hick", or an idiot, or a swindler, or anything like that until he left WVU for Michigan. At which point he suddenly became the most loathesome man on the planet.
As others have said, back up your hate with something tangible. But remember, he was brought in to rebuild this program from the ground up. Often to do that, you first need to tear it down.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Improvement...||
We beat DSU, EMU and WMU. BIG. We didn't lose to Toledo; and almost lose to Miami.
We played most other teams close: MSU, OSU, PU, Iowa. We eliminate turnovers, and we win at least a couple of those.
Rodriguez is still a heck of a coach. Barring NCAA violations, I fully expect him to get this turned around.
This team played hard every week. To the last whistle.
Sad this season ended, but looking forward to next season.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Loved it||
Thank you. I love this team.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Graduated from UCLA in 1995...||
There weren't that many protests...
Maybe I was a naive and sheltered undergrad at Michigan, but UCLA was the first place I'd been that really felt like a business, making money off its students. All these years later, and several more schools, and it still sticks out in my mind.
That said, loved my time there. But I'll always bleed maize and blue.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Duplicate||
EDIT: Deleted duplicate.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I wish that wasn't the case...||
I'll see what I can do about that for next week. Maybe a few fictitious wins here and there will do the trick.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||1993||
My last game as a student. OSU ranked 5th. We had already lost to ND and MSU, Wisconsin and Illinois. No contest.
It was a beautiful day. And we went on to a 28-0 whitewash.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Not necessarily...||
While it looks so in this analysis, it's a direct result of my failure to properly handle undefeated teams and a lack of a wins and losses comparison between the top teams.
Next week I'll either add the fictional tie team (which I'm loathe to do from a purist perspective) or calculate the round-robin winning percentage (RRWP) and strength of schedule (SOS) to go along with the infinite rating for undefeated teams.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||You might be right.||
But if you read what KRACH was designed to do, it seems to be exactly that - relate teams with disconnected results.
The system wasn't 'designed for' college hockey; it was applied to college hockey because it fixes some of the problems with traditional 'rating' systems.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||That did it.||
This has been added to the info on the link above.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Thanks...||
As of right now I have no available channels. Is that just because I'm overseas and they're not available, or are they not open yet?
|6 years 13 weeks ago||If you have a umich id and password...||
I captured this during the DSU liveblog:
I forgot my password (waiting impatiently for a reset), so I haven't been able to try it. Can anyone get it to work?
|6 years 13 weeks ago||That's it...||
And spot 5 has historically been reserved for that team.
Perhaps he could use an FAQ?
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Ditto...||
He caught me off-guard with his critical comments on a few of my first posts. But I've since come to appreciate his unique brand of 'objectivity.' Now I often lol at his posts.
I'll also agree that personal attacks on a public forum are bad form. You may not agree with what he says or how he says it, but he doesn't strike me as an idiot.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I was thinking of that the other day...||
but I would think he would have a better platform here than at any of the places he's been before on which to a) recruit his players and b) build his program.
Of course, the apparent division in the fanbase and rumoured division within the athletic department take away from those somewhat, IMHE.
And the messy divorce from WVU (which probably shouldn't have been that messy), the debacle with the buyout and the document shredding, the 'failed business venture' and the practice too much. Most of these are smoke and mirrors, if you ask me.
I think the capability is there. I hope he gets a fair shake and has the opportunity to do what he does.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I like the anti-Carr...||
Lloyd Carr was great for Michigan football. He has done and continues to represent the university well. My love for the anti-Carr is no reflection on my feelings for the man or his tenure as head football coach.
However, I love the risk-reward ratio of the new regime. I always hated punts. I love going for it on 4th down. I'd rather go for the win with a 2-point conversion down 1 with 0:01 left than play for overtime. That's just me.
I share with you all a healthy concern for where we're going. But I'm willing to suspend my judgement for a while in favour of those who know more than me (almost all of you, definitely the coaching staff and players), to see if history does, in fact, repeat itself. Will Rich Rodriguez experience the same success here that he has in the past? I think (hope!) he will. I'm willing to absorb a bit of short-term pain for what I think, in the long run, will work out very nicely.
And for that, I like seeing Denard in there. I'm ok with him making mistakes in exchange for learning and maturation. I'm ok with starting walk-ons; I like seeing them hit the field when most people told them there wasn't a chance in hell; depth is never a bad thing. I would rather see us play UCLA and Florida State, Virginia, Syracuse, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, rather than Delaware State; I don't care if we beat DSU 63-6 - I'd rather see a good game, and I think we learn more from losing to a better team than hammering a cupcake.
And one day, I really hope we see a playoff, like in every other NCAA sport, to stop encouraging teams to load up on cupcakes every year.
Finally, I respect, maybe even share, the healthy skepticism shown here lately. I'm just not sure how it's helpful.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Oy!||
I can't imagine not wearing a cup in a game like football. Is that driven by official or unofficial rule?
"Oh, as to the shot to the nuts, college football players don't wear cups, so he likely got him pretty good."
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Thanks for this...||
Chess games 2 and 3 had me rofl. Well done, sir.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Fair question, but why would he not?||
This is Michigan football. Head coach here has to be one of the premier positions in the country. Relatively patient and supportive AD. An opportunity to return this program to the elite (they had been good recently, but not elite) - what a fantastic opportunity!
|6 years 14 weeks ago||That's fair||
Concerned? Maybe. Still patient? Yes.
Makes me wonder what those mitigating circumstances really are.
I'm content to wait and see what happens after another couple of years, at least. I've seen a lot of improvement over last year, even if the last two games did suck.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Really?||
How well does your car steer with a flat tire?
I bet it does make a difference. If you're not 100%, it affects all aspects of your game. You'll compensate for one area, likely affecting other areas.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Re: Head Coaching Experience||
2005 West Virginia 11-1 7-0 1st W Sugar
His team won that Fiesta Bowl, 48-28 over #3 Oklahoma.
Average 8+ wins 6 of the previous 8 years at WVU and at Glenville St. Maybe he had nothing to do with the 12-0 season at Tulane as assistant coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
There's nothing there to suggest to me that he won't succeed here, if given some time.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||What I'm having trouble figuring out...||
... is when Rodriguez forgot how to coach, for those of you who want your explanations. He's had amazing success wherever he's been - Tulane, Clemson, WVU?! Come on! Seems clear to me that there have to be some mitiating circumstances here.
This team is right where they were expected to be at the beginning of the year. It's not your birthright to win a national championship every year, nor even beat a horrible, horrible Illinois team in a rebuilding year.
And Tate is injured. His sore throwing shoulder and potentially lingering headaches may have something to do with his play of late.
Consider his team's academic progress - something to be proud of. And his team's general lack of legal troubles - again. And his rather consistent disciplinary policies. His team's coherency. Of these, I'm more than happy with his performance.
If this team is in a tailspin, it began before he got here - or maybe you forgot about Appalachian State, Oregon and crushing bowl losses to USC, Texas and Nebraska. Give him some time to get it turned around.
Yeesh... this negativity is depressing. I'm still happy to be patient.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Block in the back?||
That was a scary play.
The announcers showed the replay at the time and discussed it thusly. Since Penn State had kicked the ball, they were no longer the offensive team, so it's not a block.
I guess that makes logical sense, but since when is it legal to push an offensive player in the back like that. Seems inherently dangerous to me, not only as evidenced by Hemingway's injury.
That's got to be a penalty. Right?
|6 years 16 weeks ago||It's a Michigan Football Production through and through...||
Only 'cause I know you can take it :^)
All star cast and crew:
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Curious...||
You mentioned this slingbox thing last week, too. What is it, man?
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Annie's Parlour||
Matt's is good - they sponsored my sister's kickball team.
Annie's is good, too, and just off campus:
My sister and I hit Annie's every time I visit. The shakes are the best.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Doesn't look like BTN is||
Doesn't look like BTN is streaming this game.
"I'd do the free live stream but the quality can be suspect, and this is too big of a game to risk it."
True, but some of us beggars can't be choosers. Also, we pay for bandwidth here, so the lower quality stream is the difference between 2GB (14% of my monthly quota) and 500MB (3%), easy.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I'm watching from Australia.||
I'm watching from Australia.
The ustream link has been online every week so far.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I live on the free streams...||
This one's pretty reliable:
I get a better picture here, but sometimes the performance isn't as good (and i'm not sure there was a feed for the Indiana game - found an Indiana feed so I never checked):
The myp2p link for this week is here:
Usually there is a link or two on the liveblog, but it doesn't always have all of them.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||research fail...||
or memory fail. or both. thanks for the correction.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||nice idea||
what do you think about opening it up to more than 25 voters? 25 seems like an extremely small sample size for something like this.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Seems to me OSU still has to||
Seems to me OSU still has to hear about a certain PI call. And I wonder how much Nebraska hears about a 5th down play.
It's just grating listening to everybody scream bias when, in fact, there is no bias. Most of the time people don't see or ignore the evidence to the contrary. At least the arguments here are well-informed. And people are willing to admit when they're wrong.
Mistakes are part of the game. Referee bias, hopefully, isn't.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||what's this? logic? rational thinking?||
leave it to a michigan fan to actually want to make sure they got the call right. it bothered me, too, thinking we were gifted something we didn't earn.
looking at these and the photos over at maize and brew, i'm pretty happy they got the call right. after watching the replay on the notre dame out of bounds call, i was pretty happy they got that one right, too.
there's something dissatisfying in saying we won because the refs screwed up. this time we won because we won.
and that, my friends, is a satisfying feeling. even if the defense is young and the offense is young and they make mistakes. this team has a chance every week, and that makes this wolverine fan very happy.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||all good points. i stand||
all good points. i stand corrected.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||people keep saying this. two||
people keep saying this. two were the offsides snaps. one denard failed to handle. i don't recall the other two.
if moosman stops with the offsides snag and the quarterbacks can handle the snaps that come to them, this is largely a non-issue.
i think the former has probably already been handled, and the latter, well, we can hope. but that's not moosman's fault.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||let's get rid of the polls||
let's get rid of the polls altogether. an opinion poll to determine the national champion? absurd.
humans are inherently flawed (yeah, really). i've wondered for years what it would look like to take the ncaa hockey rating krach and apply it to football - but i've been too lazy, er, busy to do it.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||i find myself thinking...||
what a bunch of elitists we have on this blog.
the quality here is far and away better than almost anything else i read. i can appreciate the intent and any efforts to keep it that way. but some of you guys are really full of yourselves...
is this one of those stupid newbie posts?
|6 years 19 weeks ago||let's hope not||
say what you will, but i was fine with lloyd standing idly by watching the politics take over.
i could see arguments both ways, and it was disappointing that we didn't get the rematch. at least to me, it would feel cheapened if we won something by politicking.
in fact, i'm not a mack brown or urban meyer or tom osbourne fan for exactly that reason.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||i've been thinking about||
i've been thinking about this, too. having two qb's on the field who can both run and pass could certainly open things up. what about denard taking a handoff, passing it back across the field to tate, who goes deep to hemingway? or, after a bit more development, going deep himself. or tate passing back across to denard who takes off at mach 8.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||this was a glorious||
this was a glorious commentary on the power of determination.
i know we've only beaten western, eastern and a 'suspect' notre dame squad (iirc, we weren't even supposed to be competitive). and that our defense has maybe looked a little broken in doing it. what's important is how we're doing it.
we're beating teams we should beat, like we should beat them. we're scoring like there's no tomorrow. our defense may be shaky, but they're holding in there well enough to win (which is what counts at the end of the day). they're adjusting nicely at halftime - two straight 3rd quarter shutouts.
what they're showing is a never-say-die attitude i can't remember seeing in a long time.
we may not beat osu or psu or even msu. but i think this team is on its way. this is why we brought in coach rodriguez. i'm glad to see it paying dividends so soon.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||can we call this 2 points a||
can we call this 2 points a minute?
|6 years 21 weeks ago||i was gonna ask for a vidcap||
i was gonna ask for a vidcap from the dvr...
didn't have to:
what i find interesting is this: they're not satisfied that the right call was made. they're upset that the replay officials "didn't have access to this view", and shouldn't have overturned the call.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||you might be right||
unfortunately, i'm afraid you might be right that there will be something and we will be punished. that said...
if everyone's doing it, shouldn't everyone be punished? i'm not excusing any disregard for the rules. if we're guilty, i'd rather fess up and take my punishment - and find out how to work within the rules. but if it's as widespread as these studies are saying, maybe it's time to look at the rules?
fundamentally, i don't have a problem with the rules the way they are. i do recognise that to be the best, you're going to put in that extra time. sure, there are some athletes who enjoy the work. but i don't doubt that there's a ton of peer pressure on all the athletes to attend the "voluntary" workouts. i wouldn't necessarily suggest relaxing the rules so people are no longer "violating" them.
but with the college football landscape what it is now, i can't see schools, or athletes, scaling back the amount of work they put into their athletics, voluntary or not. that is, unless the ncaa gets really, really heavy-handed. i just don't see that happening. those heavy hands would have to spread far and wide to achieve their objective.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||another way to recover your data||
even if your mobo is fried, if your hard drive is ok you can pull it out of your laptop, pop it in a 2.5" external drive enclosure and potentially extract all your data happily from any other machine.