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|1 year 6 weeks ago||Points!!!||
Bring 'em on
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thanks for this. I||
Thanks for this. I definitely see the logic. About not being dominant at 9-3, I agree but would also point out they could have very easily been 11-1 if their Nebraska game and the Roundtree hail mary had gone a bit differently. And the luck thing - well, NU seems to come out as being "lucky" every year. Is there any such thing as being consistently lucky to the point we can expect a team to continue being so? Or is that just silly?
8 wins is my prediction, though I could see as few as 7 or as many as 10 if everything falls into place). Fortunately the season is upon us and the results will answer this for us!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Northwestern||
Northwestern often seems to come out poorly in your analyses, but overrated by 2 games seems a bit of a stretch. The Vegas win totals are 8.5 or 7.5 depending on which book you look at, so that means you're projecting them for at most 7 wins or possibly as few as 5.
Given that this was a top 20 team last year that returns a lot of core people, I'm interested to hear why you think they'll fall so far. i know the schedule is quite a bit more difficult, but that doesn't account for such a large difference.
Looking forward to hearing your reasoning.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Love this series, thanks||
Love this series, thanks Brian. I know it's a bit of extra work, but is there any chance you could add the 247 Composite rankings to those you already have listed from the four sites individually?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||A question out of curiosity -||
A question out of curiosity - in your rankings chart, why is Penn State listed as having three 4* commits and Northwestern is listed with only two 4* commits? In the breakdowns, Northwestern looks to have at least three, while PSU only has maybe 1.5 solid four-stars (though there are enough other commits with split rankings that I can see just saying they have three).
Also, if Penn State and Northwestern both have nine total commits, both have three 4* commits, and Northwestern's "Avg. avg." is higher than Penn State's, then why are they ranked lower? Similar question for MSU vs. Rutgers.
Obviously this can only be answered by 247, but it seems a little odd.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||If you're talking about the||
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|1 year 38 weeks ago||BS well-called. I had a few||
BS well-called. I had a few classes with football players as an NU undergrad and while some of them were plenty smart, let's just say the average intelligence of the team was below the rest of the student body.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Funny, because all of my||
Funny, because all of my Minnesota friends throw around "U of M" like they own it.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yeah, except Nebraska is||
Yeah, except Nebraska is actually UNL, not NU. Calling them NU is like calling Michigan "MU". Their website is even www.unl.edu.
Northwestern University, on the other hand, is actually NU. It's even a (very basic) cheer in the student section (Go U, N-U).
It's certainly true that people know what you mean when you say or write "NW", but it seems to me like people should respect what others want to be called. It's like someone named Andrew wanting to be called Andy and you just pat them on the head and say, "that's nice" and then keep calling them Andrew.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||His name is Vollmar - it was||
His name is Vollmar - it was only a matter of time. Mike Wolvmar, wherever you are, come on down!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ah yes, the famous explorer||
Ah yes, the famous explorer from "Up". Did he ever end up capturing one of those birds?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||The "NU" in Lincoln is||
The "NU" in Lincoln is actually the University of Nebraska Lincoln, a.k.a. "UNL". The real "NU" is Northwestern, though ESPN will never let them win that fight. I suppose it's the same as my wife calling Minnesota the "UofM" and me having to gently remind her that "UofM" is Michigan.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Nice. Worked landscaping at||
Nice. Worked landscaping at Lowry's summer after my senior year and did a lot of the houses back there when they were all being built. Beautiful spot.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Excellent article on Burke||
Apparently I can't start new board topics since all my board activity must have happened before the points system was revamped. Yes, this means I've only posted like twice in the past few years.
Anyway, there's an awesome long form article on Burke's rise over the past few years on SBNation of all places. Hope you all enjoy: LINK
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Man, little did I know they||
Man, little did I know they were letting Buckeyes into the 'hood. No wonder my parents sold
West Crest Forest Ct. doesn't ring a bell - must be in the new part of The Manors? (and by "new" I mean built ten years ago)
|1 year 41 weeks ago||NU, not NW. And why, pray||
NU, not NW. And why, pray tell, do they deserve it?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||So you live(d) in Deerwood?||
So you live(d) in Deerwood? Great neighborhood, but my parents just sold their house after almost 30 years there.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||NU has new facilities on the way anyway||
Just released their athletics facilities master plan. It's going to be pretty sweet.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||any livestreams?||
Can't find it on Firstrowsports or atdhe...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Former targets||
Interesting to see Demetrius Jackson up there at #18. IIRC, at one point it was anyone's guess as to whether he, Walton, or Monte Morris would be the first PG to pull the trigger for Michigan. Definitely happy that Walton got there first, but still pretty great to know that we had three top 100 point guards (two of them top 40) vying for that spot.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||And ruin his chances for a||
And ruin his chances for a medical redshirt?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Damn, beat me to it. I'll||
Damn, beat me to it. I'll add Doug Dutch, (WR), Kyle Ealey (TE, Baraka's roommate), Alex Mitchell (OL), Jeff Zuttah (OL), Brett Gallimore (OL), Justin Schifano (OL), Jim Presley (LB)
|4 years 16 weeks ago||It's not as though the||
It's not as though the Indians were all gung ho about changing the name. Most locals consider it to have been a political power play. Not exactly a passionate fight by an overwhelming majority to change the name and exorcise their colonial demons.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Doesn't NBC realize that by||
Doesn't NBC realize that by delaying it they're just removing all the suspense from the prime time broadcast? This isn't Atlanta in '96 where everybody was clueless as to the results until whenever NBC decided to show them.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Look, I'm not even||
Look, I'm not even complaining. I just...I had to tell somebody.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Saw Woodson in Fishbones in||
Saw Woodson in Fishbones in January of '98 during the auto show. Got his autograph one of the car brochures, but whatever material it was didn't let the ink soak in and you can hardly see it anymore.
Also, my best friend from high school lived down the hall from Kelly Baraka and Kyle Ealey in '01. Talk about unmet potential. Too bad.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think the reason||
I think the reason Northwestern is so far ahead is that no matter how many times they "upset" teams that are favored to win, people fail to give them the requisite respect, falling back on the "oh, it's just silly little Northwestern" mantra. I see Northwestern constantly singled out on message boards as a team that "doesn't belong" and "can't cut it" in the Big Ten. The reality is that, over the past 15 years or so, the Northwestern team people continue to expect to be awful has instead been average, with a few above average teams mixed in, including 3 Big Ten title teams.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||No, Mr. Intensity (you really||
No, Mr. Intensity (you really are intense, aren't you), I do not think "others should grant them some credence than being more than (my) experiences". What I think is that others should grant the exact amount of credence appropriate for the experiences I've had. My OPINION, based on extensive time spent in developing countries, reactions received from Americans when they learn about the places I've been, and conversations with people in the tourism industry the world over - people who interact with thousands and thousands of tourists every year, is that A) as a proportion of population, Americans don't travel nearly as much as people from many other (not all) developed countries, and B) that ONE of (not the only) reasons for that is that many (not all) Americans have unsubstantiated fears about safety in developing countries.
Look, I'm not saying anything revolutionary here. Enough with the veiled insults and contrived exasperation.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Small, but still significant||
Small, but still significant and far larger than the number of Americans who do the same.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I didn't say "all" or "none".||
So, based on your post, we should never form opinions or hypotheses unless we do a large-scale targeted study? Shit, I guess we just debunked 99% of MGoBoard. It's over people. There's not point to us being here anymore.
I didn't say "all" or "none". I said more than comparative populations in other developed countries, specifically those in Europe. And I sure as heck never claimed to be God. Where in the world did that come from?
This is not, "I went to such and such a country this one time for a few days and there weren't many Americans there so clearly this means Americans are scared to travel."
This is, "I've spent significant periods of my life abroad and my observations, combined with those of hundreds of other travelers and locals I met, indicated a distinct trend in the way Americans travel (or don't)."