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|14 weeks 2 days ago||Some people actually CAN fly||
Some people actually CAN fly while playing football.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Guh||
Guh, double post removal. Enjoy a Power Rangers Moment instead.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I liked the||
I liked the MGoEditorialMandateNorfleetQuestion.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Frank Clark reminds Lewan of||
Frank Clark reminds Lewan of Clowney? Given Clowney's performance against Lewan, I wonder if that was a compliment.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Fantasy Baseball and||
Fantasy Baseball and Basketball are better games than fantasy football insofar as that the superior skilled player wins more often, but they are an honest to goodness chore to play.
Fantasy football has a much smaller sample size, where individual injuries or seemingly arbitrary personnel decisions of NFL clubs can make or break seasons. FF leagues, particularly Head-to-head leagues, are able to be played and won with a time commitment of <1 hour a week. It's only a chore if you make it one.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, don't pay for fantasy||
Yeah, don't pay for fantasy advice. The best advice you can get is typically from asking various fantasy forums. I can link you to a particularly good one if you so desire.
To piggyback a point from Mike: I've gotten to the point where I don't even draft a defense or a kicker. It's better to have some late round WRs and RBs rostered in case an unepected workload change happens and you can benefit. You can always pick up a K and DEF right before week 1.
QBs and TEs are pretty interchangable too. There is some significant noise from fantasy experts espousing Jimmy Graham as a cut above the pack at TE, but don't believe it. A TE like Jason Witten has every bit the chance to be the #1 scoring TE in fantasy and is available 3-5 rounds later.
Your roster should primarily consist of RBs and WRs. Don't be the guy with a backup QB, TE, K, or DEF. If you have a significant injury risk as your QB(e.g. Robert Griffin), then a backup QB is excusable, but it still probably isn't a good idea. There will be good value on the waiver for those positions, but not for RB and WR.
All of this is with a great big caveat of scoring settings. All of this advice is moot if things aren't set to default.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||...though oft times better||
...though oft times better than master of one.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Bleh. I forgot they use the||
Bleh. I forgot they use the point spread now. Oh well, this is the first time I've done one of these since I started playing Fantasy Football. I'm sure I'll remember to fill out my picks during one of my 10,000 weekly FF checks.
Speaking of which, anyone running an MGoFantasy Football league?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||This will be the year I join||
This will be the year I join a pick 'em league and won't forget it exists by week 4.
I'm still going to fill in every week at the beginning of the year to make sure.
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||Title IX only requires one||
Title IX only requires one womens sport equivalent per mens sport.
UM could go down to football and softball only, and in a vacuum it would save gigantic amounts of money that the school could put back into football.
|22 weeks 9 hours ago||That is a way better example||
That is a way better example than the last guy I used the point on came back with.
I would have to think that UMs profits were harmed in some way by their post Carr backslide. I wonder what kind of effect a truly prolonged bout of ineptitude would have.
It hasn't hurt the Cubs I guess.
Anyway, we're getting off track a little. My main thought is whether distribution would be more just if football profit went to benefit football players rather than nonrevenue players. I would have to think yes, but would the collateral damage be worth it?
|22 weeks 10 hours ago||It depends where your values||
It depends where your values lie I suppose.
I don't know how you can say the players aren't responsible for all of the profits from any sport. The product doesn't exist without them. Even if you have a legendary coach or excellent administrators, they equal to nothing without the players.
Continuing, the consequences you state are mostly cultural in nature. A huge money school like UM might not be a good example. If a school like my alma mater Ball State decided to drop every sport but football, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball(Muncie is a hotbed of VB talent), I cannot imagine it would affect the athletic department or the university adversely in terms of money. There would certainly be backlash among donors, but I don't know how much money comes from people that care about those programs.
I would have to assume that since the revenue would stay the same and some donations would be lost, it would adversely affect the total enrollment. Extra revenue not used on nonrevenue sports would be poured back into athletics anyway, so we're not creating any academic scholarships or anything.
|22 weeks 10 hours ago||It's an interesting question||
It's an interesting question about whether the status quo is something worth preserving.
It's impossible to justify a football program such as UM with enormous profits not providing a reasonable amount of them to the very people who are 100% responsible for their generation in the name of amateurism. In all honesty, I think the fairest way to go would be to not shut down athletic programs in full, but just non revenue sports. It's easy to get behind a tale of a cut athletic program lobbying for reinstitution, but at some point you have to justify your own existence don't you?
On the other hand, maybe there isn't any reason but greed that institutions can't both pay revenue athletes AND preserve non-revenue teams. I'm not going to pretend to know enough about the subject to give a good conclusion.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Knicks are in ultimate||
Knicks are in ultimate win-now mode. Given their media expectations, team structure and cap situation, they very likely won't have a significant spot in their rotation(especially playoff rotation)for Tim unless he can put up numbers not typical of a rookie drafted in the 20s.
The Knicks are absolutely hamstrung in terms of ability to improve. They can't even tank for the much ballyhooed 2014 draft because the Nuggets own their pick from the Carmelo trade.
Obviously Tim will become a star right away if he has a RotY-type season, but I find his emergence much more likely either after the Knicks bottom out from their current configuration, or on another team.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||He apparently is a big||
He apparently is a big admirer of Brett Favre.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm more than capable of||
I'm more than capable of giving an unbiased critique of one of my team's rivals if you are insinuating otherwise.
I never said the Knicks were bad, just that the Heat, Pacers, Bulls with Rose, and now the 5 All-Star Nets are better. I think you'll find that in line with the general national opinion.
My other point is that the Knicks aren't in position to improve their team in virtually any way.
It's frustrating that my views keep getting negged without anyone engaging in debate.
|25 weeks 15 hours ago||God Shammgod likes||
God Shammgod likes him.
Seriously though. Cro has taken over some color commentary work from Slick Leonard, and it is a welcome change.
|25 weeks 16 hours ago||The Knicks got the 2nd seed||
The Knicks got the 2nd seed in the East with smoke and mirrors. Anyone who watched the Eastern Conference Semis knows that the Pacers were clearly superior. The Heat and maybe the Bulls with Rose are superior to the Pacers. All 3 of those teams are younger and have more flexibility to improve than the Knicks. This doesn't take into account the rapidly improving Nets, Cavs, and Wizards.
The Knicks have absolutely peaked in their current configuration. So yes, they are trending downward.
|25 weeks 16 hours ago||Heat aren't going anywhere,||
Heat aren't going anywhere, and the Bulls and Pacers get back their best players from the year before. The Celtics are fading but the Nets are looking to take their best players and their spot in the Eastern heirarchy.
The Knicks are financially hamstrung. They can't outstar the Heat and they are the oldest contender in the East, so they can't wait anyone out. A healthy Amare won't be the difference, and likely won't ever come to pass anyway.
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||Indeed. I know next to||
Indeed. I know next to nothing about Hill, but our administration does well when not drafting white guys.
Luckily, Plumlee went before we could snatch him.
|25 weeks 18 hours ago||Bleh. Wish him well, but the||
Bleh. Wish him well, but the Knicks are trending downward. Hopefully they reboot soon so Hardaway has a chance to succeed.
|25 weeks 18 hours ago||Hardaway is there for the||
Hardaway is there for the Pacers, if they take my personal agenda into account, it's a lock.
|25 weeks 18 hours ago||I hope not. I don't want to||
I hope not. I don't want to watch him get bored wide open in the corner while Rose careens out of control into a "blocking foul".
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||Good Lord please Indiana. We||
Good Lord please Indiana. We need more scoring punch off the bench. Plus I want to have another excuse to hit the Fieldhouse.
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm saying there is sketchy,||
I'm saying there is sketchy, anecdotal precedent that passing on the hometown hero will work out for the best.
I was praying for that Wolves trade to be to the Pacers.
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||If it makes the Pistons fans||
If it makes the Pistons fans feel better, remember that the Pacers took Reggie Miller over Steve Alford.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Herbstreit||
My sister won a meet and greet with Kirk Herbstreit from a box of pop tarts. 250 winners and one guest each were invited to have a box lunch courtesy of Marsh supermarkets and then meet the man himself.
7 people showed up. Presumably, it was because it was on a weekday during work hours. In addition, my sister received notice about 36 hours before the event, so if that was typical it would harm attendance obviously.
As a part of the prize package, she was allowed to bring one item to be autographed. She had no idea who Kirk was, but knew he was a football guy, so she asked me what would be worthwhile. My idea was a reaction shot of Lee Corso's infamous "**** it!" that occured right before Michigan's 45-17 victory over Nebraska on 11-19-2011. This is now one of my most prized possessions.
My dream is to get Fowler's and Corso's signatures as well.
You can read further about the autograph experience at my sister's blog. I'm sure all the Cincinnati Reds fans here will love it.
|1 year 2 days ago||Love the Mega Man imagery on||
Love the Mega Man imagery on his 25th birthday. Or was it a coincidence?
|1 year 1 week ago||A bunch of architecture||
A bunch of architecture students in Muncie are shaking their fists at the "smart schools" comment.
Or at least they would be if they were allowed to recreationally use the internet, or allowed to leave the Architecture building.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm guilty of being an||
I'm guilty of being an annoying fan sometimes. There is something to be said about just being a lazy reactionary. It's gratifying in a junk food sort of way.
Last night, every MSU personal foul was like another Pringle.