"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|7 weeks 6 days ago||1) Maize 21, Blue 14 2)||
1) Maize 21, Blue 14
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Agree on Glasgow.||
Agree on Glasgow.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||John Beilein.||
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Relax.||
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||This really blows. Add me to||
This really blows. Add me to the "not a doctor but..." club. In my experiences working with HS athletes and endurance athletes as a fitness coach, chronic hamstring strains are one of the hardest injuries to recover from, and never seem to go away completely..
Wish him the best, but this doesn't sound good.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm a bit dissapointed that||
I'm a bit dissapointed that Drake Harris is still so physically unprepared from so many reports. He has had a lot more time to spend in the weight room considering all he has had to do is rehab, lift weights, eat etc. School too... I SUPPOSE.
Hopefully Tolbert can get him on track.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I see your point. Surely,||
I see your point.
Surely, the opinion of scouts etc. matters, but requiring an independent opinion in addition would be a great idea too.
I am certain there are people out there who can do a pretty darn good job of predicting draft stock... I am no expert here and do not follow it closely but it seems like there are a number of media types who do a good job in their predictions.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else worried about the||
Anyone else worried about the fact that NBA personnel will be the ones giving players advice on staying or leaving?
Maybe I have too little faith in human decency, but it seems like there could be a conflict of interest here. Meaning, NBA execs want OPTIONS, and would be more inclined to, say, give someone a a late first round grade so that they have that avenue open to them should things fall apart, when in actuality the chances are that said player will be a second round pick.
I would like to see independent basketball people give these kids advice. Not agents, not NBA execs/representatives. People truly not invested in the process, other than helping these kids make the right decisions.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I work at a gym and have had||
I work at a gym and have had probably 3 to 5 clients tell me they know someone who tells them Harbaugh to Michigan is happening. Taken alone I wouldn't really put much stock in any of them, but together, along with all of the other info out there... I have begun to Baughlieve.
Can't wait for Monday!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Jolly Pumpkin has some very||
Jolly Pumpkin has some very good beers if you like sours.
Bitter Old Fecker is pretty good newer local beer.
Greenbush Dunegrass and Anger are good.
Odd Side ales Citra is good and not found much outside Michigan.
Shorts just released The Curl and Bonafide Legit this month which are both solid.
Lots of good choices.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Teryl Austin.||
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with the consensus- our||
Agree with the consensus- our loss was the worst.
MSU actually looked alright, and from my vantage point are the only respectable team in our crappy conference. Sorry, hate to say it, but it is true.
Our loss is about even with Ohio States except that we had it happen against a rival, in perhaps the last UofM-ND game some of us will get to see.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||And... it's full. Mgoblog||
And... it's full.
Mgoblog always comes through.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I agree. But, I can||
I agree. But, I can certainly understand the logic behind those saying that she deserves the same punishment that the football player got. Intent, not result. Blah blah blah.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Our OL is too broken for one||
Our OL is too broken for one man to fix. I would go with Mike Hart, as I think if anyone could run behind this o line he could. Maybe Tyrone Wheatley
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|1 year 3 weeks ago||Last time I checked Franklin||
Last time I checked Franklin hasn't coached a game at Penn State. He is recruiting well, so did Hoke, whether that translates to the field is yet to be seen. I wouldn't put Franklins success on the level or Urban or MSU yet.
I agree that Hoke needs a solid year this year though, if not to keep his job this year, then to avoid truly being on the hot seat the following year.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||If Gisele likes the look who||
If Gisele likes the look who are we to question his choice?
I would dress however she wanted me to as well.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||PG- SO Burke SG- 66||
PG- SO Burke
SG- 66 Cazzie
SF- 89 Rice
PF- SO Webber
C- So Phil Hubbard
BENCH: Sr Mike McGee, Jr Howard, So Jalen Rose, So Stauskus, '03 Blanchard
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Work until 2pm, lift weights,||
Work until 2pm, lift weights, play elder scrolls online, watch Game of Thrones, play more elder scrolls online since I don't have to work tomorrow.
Good day in my estimation.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks for the detailed info!||
Thanks for the detailed info!
More food for thought.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Would it make the most sense||
Would it make the most sense to follow this thought process pretty strictly through the entire bracket, or deviate based on pure odds, especially in the later rounds?
For example. 46% of people on CBS have MSU getting to the final four, while 538 only gives them a 24% chance to be there. Meanwhile, only 9% of people are picking Nova to make it to the final four, while 538 gives them a 21% chance of being there. Thus, Nova would be the better pick from this train of thought
However, most would agree that MSU still has the better chance of making it out of the region. This is where ti would get tricky, trying to balance value and straight odds.
EDIT: By making a bracket solely based off of value as it is defined here, I have answered my own question.. The bracket looks ridiculous.
Basically, choosing the underdog almost always is more "valuable". Seems like the better way to use this info is to use "value" as a way to choose upsets, and a way to choose final four teams that less people are choosing, but statistically have a relatively good chance to make a run.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Or even better: Tenn/Iowa has||
Or even better: Tenn/Iowa has a combined 68% chance of defeating Saint Louis according to 538, but less than 20% are picking them to win. Thus this would be a good upset pick.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Does this statement make any||
Does this statement make any sense to people more mathematically inclined than me:
If an underdog has a greater % chance of winning than the % of people picking them to win the game, it is a good value to pick that upset.
For example, Silver gives Harvard a 42% chance to win the game, while according to CBS only 38% of people are choosing them to win. Thus it would be a good pick from a value standpoint.
Am I just making things up, or does this make sense?
EDIT: This is obviously not an end-all evaluation, but another factor to take into consideration when choosing picks/upsets.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Every region is going to be||
Every region is going to be tough once you reach the sweet 16. Duke and Louisville are tough, but substitute us into other brackets and the going isn't much easier.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Florida, Kansas, Syracuse,||
Florida, Kansas, Syracuse, OSU all in the South. Seems tough.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'm interested to see if we||
I'm interested to see if we get a better draw as a 2 seed than we would have as a 1. This loss could end up being a blessing in disguise.
Maybe I am just trying to make myself feel better.
Leave me alone.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I still want Watkins if we||
I still want Watkins if we can reasonably trade up. I feel like you don't become a SB contender by building a solid all around team and trying to fill every single need. You build parts of your team to be juggernauts while some other parts may simply just have to hold up.
Examples of some very good teams over the last decade plus:
Seattle Defense vs Offense (although the Offense improved a lot)
Ravens Defense versus offense back in the day
Colts Offense versus defense
Broncos O vs D
NO Saints O vs D
Denver O vs D
Packers O vs D
I guess the Patriots are the exception.
All great teams have areas where they are not stellar but they also have areas where they are simply AWESOME. If the Lions draft Watkins I think it could put their offense over the top assuming Stafford has a bounce back year and the O Line can keep it up. The defense is good enough as is to make a deep play off run without top end secondary help. getting a game changer like Watkins is much more valuable to this team than a decent player like Ha-Ha or Dennard...
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Game #1: #8 Indiana vs #9||
Game #1: #8 Indiana vs #9 Illinois
How beautiful would that be?