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|1 day 2 hours ago||The color commentator is even||
The color commentator is even more insufferable with his catchphrases than Buccigross. Both are trying way too hard.
|1 week 2 days ago||According to my||
According to my calculations*, he will make $168,750 if he stays on the active roster the rest of the season. Not bad for warming up and holding a clipboard. For the sake of the Lions, I hope Stafford keeps playing like a star and Rudock doesn't need to see the field.
*Showing my work: 2016 rookie salary is $450,000. There are 6 games remaining of the 16 total. $450k/16*6 = $168,750.
|1 week 3 days ago||This actually validates the||
This actually validates the "he would stay in SF for Sarah" line of thinking. If he was willing to leave Andrew Luck go to freaking Kansas because of her family, it's reasonable to think he would stay in SF because [edit: IF TRUE] she wanted to.
In 2014, either her desire to stay waned or his desire to head home to AA won out, but I think we probably discount how important her preference is. As others have said, Harbaugh thinks differently than others, and his decisions don't always "make sense" in our existing coaching decisions paradigm.
|1 week 3 days ago||More fun facts: in the 16||
More fun facts: in the 16 seasons of the BCS (1998-2013 seasons) Kansas won as many BCS bowls as Michigan State.
|1 week 3 days ago||Kansas was only two seasons||
Kansas was only two seasons removed from the 12-1, Orange Bowl winning 2007 season. It wouldn't have been a total rebuild. They started 5-0 in 2009 before losing the last 7.
Fun fact I had forgotten until I read the Kansas football Wikipedia page: Fielding Yost was coach there for the 1899 season, before his 1900 season at Stanford, and of course coming to Michigan in 1901.
|1 week 3 days ago||Interesting to see the change||
Interesting to see the change in Brian's writing over the last 11 years. Since this it's gotten more sophisticated and refined. Also he's adopted some internet snark, that was there but in a different way back in 2005. Also he was willing to be more personal back then, in a way I don't see as much nowadays. Bottom line is his writing talent is pretty special, was then and is now, and is the secret key to the MGoBlog success. Appreciate Brian Cook.
|1 week 3 days ago||"We will beat Ohio State and||
"We will beat Ohio State and go to Indianapolis" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Rebuttal: the Calvin Johnson||
Rebuttal: the Calvin Johnson rule/catch. Lots of instances of a catch complete and secure while the player is upright but incomplete because it came out when the player hits the ground.
|1 week 4 days ago||Who in their right mind would||
Who in their right mind would design a stadium like a toilet seat? Like what's the point of opening the end?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There is a distinct lack of||
There is a distinct lack of Bofa in this thread
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The hockey experts like||
The hockey experts like Alton, Stephenjrking and Brian could explain better than I can, but here's my attempt: Hockey is and has always been a regional sport. Especially in college, where it's Michigan, Minnesota (the state, with several successful schools plus North Dakota nearby), Boston (BC/BU plus other Hockey East schools), and that's basically it, as far as traditional power bases. Until recently almost no games were on TV, so the big schools like Michigan didn't really have an exposure advantage to recruits. And even with the B1G hockey conference (only in it's fourth year), the conference full of big schools still haven't been able to leverage their money and fame advantages to get better coaches or recruits. PSU is a notable exception as they have gone from club team to competitve in the B1G - that's what actually committing to having a good program will do for you (ahem, MSU, OSU, Wisco).
In that environment, a "small school" (often where hockey is the only D-1 sport) can build a successful program with a good coach and local talent. I'm thinking of LSSU's early-90s run with Jackson, North Dakota with Hakstol and the new coach, and BU, etc.
Until four years ago, there was no B1G hockey conference, so M/MSU/OSU competed with Western Michigan, Northern, Lake State, and Ferris State in conference, and Wisconsin-Minnesota were in the WCHA with small state schools in the West (Minnesota and Colorado). After the B1G-caused realignment, one interesting storyline will be to see if/when a dichotomy develops in hockey between "power" and "minor" conferences, as exists in football and basketball. It already existed to a certain degree but will the gap grow, with the WCHA becoming a perrenial one-bid conference?
Also - only about 60 teams total in D-1 hockey. So yeah, there are opportunities for the small schools to be successful.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Are you saying the Lions||
Are you saying the Lions should hire him?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Some variety of Reese's cups||
Some variety of Reese's cups are clearly the best candy (my favorite are the Easter eggs for optimal PB/chocolate ratio). But the question is what is best to receive, I assume in a trick or treating scenario. There, the ubiquity of the Reese's brings their score down. Nobody gets excited for a handful of mini-cups when it's the fifth house on the block that has them.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||B1G has more money than ACC.||
B1G has more money than ACC. Not sure how much and whether that makes a difference to the HC at Purdue. Unless Clemson makes it back to the NC game this year the B1G is probably a higher prestige overall, though again that doesn't necessarily apply to Purdue.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm curious how you see||
I'm curious how you see Louisville getting in. They would have not even won their division and haven't looked great recently either (the FSU win lost some luster when they lost to UNC and Clemson). I think the committee would take a Pac 12 or Big 12 champ over UL unless some really crazy stuff happens.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm just confused why they||
I'm just confused why they waited this long to decide this. Wouldn't it have made more sense to include the basketball facilities from the ground up, instead of less than a year from completion? Maybe it doesn't matter since they always had the plan to make it basketball-convertible (for Horizon league, NCAA, and maybe Big Ten tournament games).
Still seems to me that this could have been worked out a while ago.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||That's why the OSU players||
That's why the OSU players are going along with it...
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Wore those through the '11||
Wore those through the '11 championship game I think. I actually like them better than the script. The simplicity screams college hockey.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||If OSU inexplicably loses two||
If OSU inexplicably loses two games before the Game and Michigan is 11-0, we would clinch the East before the Game. Otherwise, Michigan has to win the game to win the east.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Bell's closed!||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Best line in the artice||
He's the Visa card of the Michigan defense, everywhere you want to be.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Don't drink Hawkeye vodka||
Don't drink Hawkeye vodka
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Would Kelly and Strong be||
Would Kelly and Strong be candidates for any of the potentially open jobs? I know that this isn't the NFL where guys get fired then immediately hired by a new team, but it seems like their track records (and reason for failure at the current spot) should get them another high level job soon.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll give them that INT||
I'll give them that INT return if we can have the Peppers punt return back
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||63-0 and Peppers scores 2,||
63-0 and Peppers scores 2, maybe 3 different ways (offense, defense, ST). Plenty of punt return opportunities.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sad we won't get to see the||
Sad we won't get to see the battle of former Purdue QBs.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hey somebody with a better||
Hey somebody with a better memory than I - tell me when the last top-10 game we played in vs a non-OSU B1G team? I'm guessing a PSU game ('06?).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Have they announced the||
Have they announced the scheduling rules for 7 teams? They probably won't go to 24 games so you have a complete 4-game round robin, so would it be 18 games (awkward to have an odd number but doable IMO)? Would they stick with 20 games and have 4x 3 games and 2x 4 games, per team?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting that Nike put the||
Interesting that Nike put the swoosh on the center where it will be often covered by the laces. Seems like it would have made more sense on the side if you could fit it below the captain patches.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Are you talking about||
Are you talking about Dantonio or Bo Schembechler in the late 80s?
Bo retired at 60, it would make sense for Dantonio to retiere in the next couple years as well.