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|10 weeks 6 days ago||No, that wasn't all that mattered!||
Even though we didn't have HDTV back then, there was a clear difference between good reception and bad reception. For the 1989 Championship game, I was at a house without cable. I tried my best to get good reception by adjusting the rabbit ears, but I was ultimately unsuccessful. I watched the whole game with an awful image -- there were two of everything. Every player had a shadow. On the positive side, you should have seen how many shots Glen Rice hit since there were two of him on the court!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska's fit||
It's entirely possible that the Nebraska thing doesn't fit this theory because it was being led by a different calculus. Prior to their addition, the Big Ten was only at 11 members, and was unable to have a conference championship game (and the money that goes with it). The drive for expansion was led by the athletic conference. They added Nebraska to add a strong football program that would deliver both the 12th member and a conference championship game. Once there were 12 members, any additional expansion is being driven by different metrics. The Nebraska addition was probably initiated by the athletic conference, but it's possible that it opened the eyes of school administrators to the benefits of future expansions, and their calculations look a little different than the athletics guys'.
Edit: beaten to the punch because I'm slow and long-winded.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Horrible idea||
I'm for going in the exact opposite direction. Without the charge, an offensive player can just use his shoulders to clear space as much as he wants -- this is already too prevalent in basketball. This isn't football. It should be an advantage to be tall, quick, long and fast. It shouldn't be an advantage to weigh 300 pounds. Offenses should be based around movement and passing, not putting your shoulder into the defender and shoving them under the basket. Rules have been changed over the years to make the game faster-paced. Each change seems to make it harder to defend. They need to go the opposite direction and force teams to play team-oriented ball instead of making it a game of one-on-one skills.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I agree completely||
As great a runner as he is, he's never had to develop several skills a running back needs. You mentioned the blocking already, which is probably the biggest hurdle. He also doesn't even know how to take a hand-off (he reaches out for the ball), and he too frequently cuts off his inside foot. Those things can be taught, but as long as his hands are good enough, the transition to WR is the easier path.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Not OT||
Jordan Kovacs definitely deserves to have his name spelled correctly.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||No surprise to me||
I hate Stern with a passion. The NBA ceased to exist for me a couple years ago because it no longer seems like a real sport. Stern learned the wrong message from the Magic-Bird era, and has marketed it around personalities instead of the team sport it should be. Bird and Magic were so successful precisely because they elevated the team. Stern is now desperately trying to salvage a league on the decline because he's lessened the value of his product, and he's lashing out at anyone he can blame for his problem.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I think you missed my joke||
I was giving two options:
1. Canadians don't notice it being used.
2. Canadians only use the word when they're in the U.S.
Of these two, Occam's razor supports mine, because I constructed such a beautiful strawman.
By the way, two other points:
First: Of all the things on the internet to be annoyed by, you choose Occam's razor? Second: "Occam's razor" is a perfectly legitimate spelling, despite being named for William of Ockham, for those who might read your post as a correction of my spelling.
Edit: Just for clarification, my pointing out that you missed my joke was not a judgement of you so much as it is of my joke.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I have to call foul on that one...||
I was speaking to a Canadian once who made the exact same argument, despite the fact that I had heard her use the word a couple times in that very same conversation. She hadn't even realized that she was using it. Perhaps it is so automatic that you don't notice it most of the time, but I've heard it numerous times from Canadians despite never living in Canada. Or maybe Canadians only say it when they enter the U.S., and stop using it as soon as they cross back into Canada, hence the view from Americans that Canadians use it, and the insistence from Canadians that they don't. Occam's razor tells us that it is more likely that you simply aren't noticing it.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Department of Internal Affairs for the Grammar Nazis here...||
His usage was correct. "Than" is a conjunction, separating two clauses or sentences. In this case, the sentence is assumed to be this: "I am asking someone smarter than I (am). "I" is the subject of the second clause. "Myself" is actually frequently overused by people who feel like they're making a mistake using "me" or "I. While it is often true that when you yourself are the object of the verb, it should be "myself," this is not always true. Sometimes, "me" is the right choice.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I was spoiled||
but I didn't realize it at the time... I got to watch 3 of the top 5 during my 4 years of college(Irons, Anderson and Morrison).
|34 weeks 2 days ago||FYI||
Maybe you already know this and were just trying to be funny, but South Bend sits on the southern-most bend of the St. Joseph River, hence the name.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Sadly no...||
We were charging in from the corner of the endzone. We would have been just off the screen to the right at that moment, and if my memory serves me correctly, we had a much larger group following us.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||To further the point:||
Boulder has more days of sunshine annually than Miami or San Diego. Anyone who says that Columbus is a better city should be relegated to Bolivian for sacrilege and stupidity.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||My roommates and I...||
led the charge out onto Notre Dame's field as the ball went through the uprights. I was about 20 yards out onto the field when I realized that there was time left on the clock. I turned around to head off the field, but the Michigan crowd was all running at me. Eventually they cleared the field for the final play.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Row B:||
It's been a while since I've been that close to the field, but if my memory serves correctly, there are a couple rows in front of row 1: Rows A and B.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I went back and watched it again...||
I think I mostly agree with your take. There weren't as many instances as I recalled, but a few examples: I believe it is Floyd at the 3:05 mark who came up in run support, and needed to get across the guy. Gordon has a coupe of instances, one at 3:15 and one at the 6:15, in which a poor angle results in missed arm tackes, and a guy running free to the outside. It was probably just my frustration that amplified in my mind the number of those plays that occurred. It certainly wasn't the difference in the game.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
I haven't studied the film, but my impression: Campbell had some nice flashes, and was usually on the backside of the bigger plays.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I see what you did...||
|36 weeks 5 days ago||The second time throuigh wasn't as bad as I remembered||
It was sad to see so many poor attempts at tackles -- there were several instances where another step puts the helmet across the body, and turns a missed arm tackle into a successful stop. The encouraging thing is that THAT problem is very fixable. I'm curious to see the DL UFR scores. I think some (definitely not all) performed okay against a really tough OL.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||This was my first||
game at Michigan Stadium as well. Great first experience -- the next game, against Florida State 2 weeks later didn't go quite so well.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Funny...||
that 2 of the 5 SEC teams in that Admirable/Powerhouse quadrant are the new members of the conference. How long will it be before those teams sink to the level of their competition?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||This may be the first time...||
that I saw someone post "tl;dr" and didn't think, "jerk." Well played.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not disagreeing||
I actually agree that we should always expect turnovers to return to the mean, I just thought that your original critique was unfair. His statement of recovering 50% of fumbles doesn't necessarily invalidate the rest of what he said (even though I agree with you, as I said).
|37 weeks 4 days ago||My guess:||
His supposition is probably that Turnover Margin is not random but fumble recovery is. If your team doesn't take care of the football, you will have a negative turnover margin, even if you manage to recover half of your fumbles. There are certainly elements of turnover margin that are not random. When most of your hand-offs are going to Mike Hart, you aren't going to be fumbling much.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I'm disappointed...||
I had to go check out the thread on meeting a Wolverine in Columbus. It appears that Antonio has deleted his comments.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for taking the time...||
Your R-squared values are very low, as you indicated. Out of curiousity, what are your P-Values? (Can we have confidence in even this low level of correlation?)
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty evenly split||
Between answers of 2 and 288, with each side thinking the other is a bunch of idiots. My favorite responses are the ones trying to say that BOTH answers are correct.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I hate you...||
for implying that I'm part of the MGoLowerClass. (My 500 points don't make the minimum for MGoMiddleClass -- I'm going to go weep softly in the corner.)
|40 weeks 5 days ago||MGoMiddleClass?||
Good, I'm tired of reading about all of those MGoBlogOnePercenters.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think that makes you old...||
My daughter gets Blue Moon flavor every time we go to the local ice cream stand.