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|4 hours 51 min ago||seth @ mgoblog dot com||
|11 hours 45 min ago||Yeah. I'm gonna make a .mobi||
Yeah. I'm gonna make a .mobi you can download and put on your device. That's seems to be the only way.
|11 hours 52 min ago||fit is the last noun.||
fit is the last noun.
|12 hours 2 min ago||This game will be played on||
This game will be played on September 5th. If it's rainy it will be 70 degrees and rainy.
|13 hours 32 min ago||Thanks OP; this thread is||
Thanks OP; this thread is making my spamsweeper go ballistic.
xkcd, edsbs, twitter, umhoops, and lately I am obsessed with checking how HTTV is doing on amazon.
|13 hours 54 min ago||oy.||
|4 days 16 hours ago||It's one year since my father||
It's one year since my father died. I plan to sleep in late and go to bed early to make the day as short as possible. For this and likely for the rest of my life I just want to get through it so the wound can scab again.
|4 days 16 hours ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/ha||
I put a link to the FAQ at the top. Get ye to your mailbox.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's a rule to prevent Saban||
It's a rule to prevent Saban from packing his classes with walk-ons then being like "Oh, YOU earn a scholarship" to all of them on August 30 to avoid class limits.
A walk-on cannot take an official visit to the school, and cannot officially join the team until later in the season. The point is to cut out some of the gray area between scholarship players and walk-ons (grayshirts, blueshirts, etc.) It doesn't.
|1 week 3 days ago||incumbent trike||
clean up the OT it's getting bad again.
|1 week 4 days ago||Peppers is super fast for an||
Peppers is super fast for an HSP. Most of those guys are tiny linebackers. He's ranked against Kovacs, Chesson is ranked against Devin Smith.
|1 week 4 days ago||Morris: I'm ranking him||
Morris: I'm ranking him against all QBs. I think the "dual threat" and "drop back" distinctions are overrated. Connor Cook has enough legs to be a part of the offense. So does Hackenberg and Morris. Speight doesn't, and Rudock isn't a statue but neither is he going to win a lot of 1-on-1 battles with safeties. When I saw Speight he looked exactly like Navarre.
(Who once juked a guy remember?)
Green is an interesting case: his top speed isn't that great but he can accelerate really fast for a guy his size. That's what made him a 5-star and if he knew where the hole was that would be a major asset in this offense.
For Kerridge, if Houma was still healthy that would show who I'm ranking him against. Also going against Northwestern superbacks and whatnot. B.J. Askew is a +3.
I'm NOT comparing them against guys who play the exact technique they play. I'm saying for an average dude at that position they're X. So Wormley is a 5-tech in an under and maybe he's a -2 then because yeah he does have some get-go, but that rating is against Shilique Calhoun.
Morgan I have a few plays in coverage he's made that made me upgrade him to average for a linebacker. You don't see it that often because he's fighting blocks more often than space, but watch him turn and go with a TE running a sluggo route and you'll see what I mean.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not yet anyway. The one||
Not yet anyway. The one consistent thing in all the inconsistent medicaled scuttlebutt on the premium boards is that Drake has time left to heal. The scholarship crunch for next year doesn't apply to this year so it's just a matter of whether he can play without danger.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's totally subjective,||
It's totally subjective, yeah, but I only rated guys we've got film of relative to each other. Speight I'll give you is a tough one since he might have had a groin pull when I saw him lugging around in a couple spring practice videos. Hackenberg is fairly athletic--I'd say average. Speed is hardly the only important thing about a player--this isn't a fast offensive team, but neither are the Patriots.
Jourdan Lewis's speed is off the charts and it's the key to what makes him such a good cornerback. He'll be 10 yards off a guy and recover. I didn't mean +3 to be unpossible--if Denard was here still i'd have to push the extreme out to a +4.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not going to the 'stones but||
Not going to the 'stones but thanks for reminding me the Pistons actually get a draft pick this year, and didn't have it taken away in a Dumars gamble that went sour.
|1 week 4 days ago||table.tableizer-table||
Just to kinda show what I think Brian's talking about, here's my feels on the team speed of Michigan's current two-deep, compared to what I imagine should be average for the conference. +3 for a slot receiver means you're Percy Harvin, -3 for a wide receiver means you're probably close to the average tight end.
|1 week 4 days ago||lol||
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah I immediately went there||
Yeah I immediately went there too.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well blow me down||
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||He was lightning fast. I||
He was lightning fast. I forgot he was a highly ranked recruit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||STAY AWAY FROM THOSE||
STAY AWAY FROM THOSE COMMENTS!
I think that is pretty damn clear. I don't understand you people. You probably read Ace's Ohio State preview too. Is there a way to communicate that this is something you should not do other than saying so in plain English? THEY HAVE THREE HEISMAN-CALIBER QUARTERBACKS AND A DEFENSE TO MATCH GET OUT GET OUT GET OUT.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||this is important about||
this is important about Woodson: other guys have had his talent. Watch Antonio Cromartie in high school. Or Donte Whitner. if you give me time I'm sure I could think of a few others.
What Charles Woodson has is not just ungodly talent plus size; he is also the hardest worker in the NFL and one of the smartest guys to ever play the game. he studies offenses the way a famous professor studies his field. this comes from public analysts and guys who played with him and after him at Michigan. his physical abilities are truly amazing, what makes him truly uncanny however is his brain and how he uses it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Errors and counting||
They've plated the print book so all errors are locked in to haunt me forever.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||^this guy's going to get to||
^this guy's going to get to the roundtable and not think that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You're right; I was being||
You're right; I was being overly cynical to prove a point. As EGD mentioned though, whether I say it or not, that's the business they're in.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I give Harbaugh credit for||
I give Harbaugh credit for consistently finding good college players from guys who don't have the stars to show it, but ABSOLUELY NOT Woodson.
Woodson was the best running back the state of Ohio had seen since Rob Lytle. Better. They didn't have national recruiting rankings back then as they do now, but Woodson was right where Jabrill Peppers was: a super duper can't-miss prospect everyone had heard of within three states.
The only guys with anything like that hype coming in were Tyrone Wheatley and Drew Henson, and both of those guys it was partly because they were also academic superstars, and home grown ones at that. Woodson turned himself into one of the greatest players ever but coming in he was already one of the greatest athletes Michigan had ever recruited, and there was a national consensus on this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Nope, but this (and the rest||
Nope, but this (and the rest of the Napoleon Wars) were pretty much their final hurrah, and most of the 74s in service were probably 30+ years old.
The War of 1812 played a key role in British bluewater shipbuilding because they finally witnessed the efficacy of, and got their hands on, the cross-beam construction the Yanks used beginning with the original frigates. If you know your Master & Commander well remember how clean the sides look. This is that ship (the HMS Rose) when not gussed up for film. The ship is a fair replica of a 1760s British frigate still in service in the Napoleonic Wars:
Now look at the walls of the USS Constitution's gundeck:
That framing got passed into British shipbuilding soon after the War of 1812 (to '14) and gave rise to the 90-gun ships they favored up until the steamships and actual iron-sides.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Nevermind maneuvers; go||
"Nevermind maneuvers; go right for them."
Nelson's strategy was pretty basic but also sound: put an overwhelming amount of force in one spot and force the enemy to come to action. It is MANBALL all the way. It also got a lot of his generation and the next killed.
The American strategy (as deployed under Secretary Jones, who basically ran the entire government while Madison was sick for a third of 1813) was a lot like spread philosophy: get some playmakers and put them in space to force the enemy to cover all of it, turning the enemy's size advantage into a speed hindrance.
The British response is also telling: they razeed (chopped the top deck off of) a bunch of old ships of the line to create ships with similar sailing properties to the American large frigates. Likewise, defenses have responded to the spread by going with various types of hybrid space players.
Of course they didn't have live oak to build with, and the war ended before they could be engaged, but you'll note the British soon after started building the "blackwall frigates" and, hilariously, copied the cross-beam design of the 44'ers but attributed them to Robert Sepping because they still didn't want to admit the Yankee shipbuilders had created a superior bluewater ship of war.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Some RCMB people figured out||
Some RCMB people figured out they can do this a few years ago. It still happens but it goes straight to trash.
Welcome to being important enough that the lowest class of the lowest internet fanbase wants to annoy you.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Correct.||