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|2 days 6 hours ago||Many great memories of that||
Many great memories of that game - freshman year for me. One unique one, though, came on the following Monday. I was taking Religion 201 (Intro to World Religions), and none other than Prof. Ralph Williams was lecturing that day. He came into class and said, in his own inimitable way, "This Saturday ... I attended my first ever University of Michigan football game ... WWWOOOWWW!!!" Whole class busted up!
|1 week 5 days ago||Really happy to see women's||
Really happy to see women's soccer getting things going. After they got shellacked twice on their trip to California, I was worried that the talent drain from last season would be too much and this would be a major rebuilding year. The team had other ideas, though, and have been playing great soccer in the B10. A win against PSU would be absolutely huge. If you're in A2 on Thursday, get down to that game. These ladies put on a great effort every night & represent our University well - let's show them some support!
Also, as a side note, how freaking lucky were we to hire Greg Ryan as a coach? We scooped him up after he went 41-1-9 with the women's national team & ended up as the fall guy for a bad loss in the Women's World Cup. Former national coach of the year w/ two Final Four trips under his belt as well, and now he's got us going in a great direction. Couldn't ask for more.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lions win! Ugly game, but a||
Lions win! Ugly game, but a win's a win, especially with Megatron out of the line-up. D continues to look solid, O needs to get a bit more dynamic.
|1 week 5 days ago||Uhh, defense? C'mon, get 'em||
Uhh, defense? C'mon, get 'em stopped!
|1 week 5 days ago||Feel a lot better with that.||
Feel a lot better with that. I think our D can choke them out from here; three possession lead in the 4th quarter feels good.
|1 week 6 days ago||Announcer basically just said||
Announcer basically just said we should punt & hope our D can score.
|1 week 6 days ago||Our offense is legitimately||
Our offense is legitimately humorous to me. I mean, this is just funny.
|1 week 6 days ago||FINALLY! An actual, non-draw||
FINALLY! An actual, non-draw play, QB run. MORE!
|1 week 6 days ago||Just an update, both soccer||
Just an update, both soccer teams are up 2-nil in the first half (men's against Rutgers, women's against IU). Full night of football for the Maize & Blue!
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Could you provide a link to||
Could you provide a link to the studies you mention that do show a hot hand? I saw one based on baseball recently, but it was so methodologically flawed as to be useless. I'd be interested to take a look at others.
Also, on another note, I absolutely hate the raw arrogance of statments like this: "I've never met anyone who has played a lot of competitive sports who doesn't KNOW that his confidence affects his performance." I've played sports my entire life, from the playground as a kid to various different rec leagues now as an adult. I would play sports every night for hours if I had the time & opportunity. I don't believe in clutch, because I've never seen it show up in a methodologically sound study, and I've never seen it put points on the board. I've seen a good shot put points on the board. I've seen bad decision-making take points off the board. I've never seen clutch, I've never seen momentum, I've never seen "mentality".
That's the great thing about sports - the raw purity of it. Does your thing put points on the board? Then I want it. Does it take points off the board? Then I don't want it. Does it have no effect on the score? Then I'll ignore it.
But don't tell me that oh, if I had just played sports, I'd know. I've played my whole life. I know. Stop condescending.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||No, it's not. You're not||
No, it's not. You're not taking into account sampling bias. That's like saying wow, the Jazz won all their games where they were aheadby 15+ in the last two minutes. They're really good when they're ahead by 15+! Games that come down to a situation where it's w/in 5 points in the last 5 minutes are essentially toss-ups every time. A crappy team might not have very many games like that because they get blown out a lot, but once they are in that situation, it's still basically a 50-50 shot. By choosing a sample of very close games, they have made it highly likely that the Jazz will have a better record in those games than their record as a whole - precisely because all the blow outs have been eliminated from the sample.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I know you're going to catch||
I know you're going to catch some grief for this, but it needs to be said. The numbers in the article are all well below levels of statistical significance, and also don't account for anything about how coaching, different situations, etc. might impact things. The best line by far, though, is this: "Clutch is defined in the NBA as a game with a five points or less deficit between teams within the last five minutes and overtime, and the Jazz were surprisingly good in clutch game situations games in 2013-14, going 9-7 in games decided by five points or less." So, when faced with 50-50 situations, the Jazz were one game better than 50-50? And this counts as "surprisingly good"? Awesome.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And right back into the box||
And right back into the box for Michigan. Gotta have more control near the crease to avoid these goalie interference situations.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Larkin! The freshmen are||
Larkin! The freshmen are running riot!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||2 minute minor will negate||
2 minute minor will negate part of the major. We'll still have more than 2 minutes left, though, after the 4-on-4 situation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||5 minute major in our favor.||
5 minute major in our favor. "All you can eat buffet", as the radio-guy put it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And another one! Two for the||
And another one! Two for the freshman!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||GOAL!||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly right! This is what||
Exactly right! This is what I've been saying for years. The things we love, the gameday atmosphere, the band, the Stadium (or the Arena, in the case of Yost; etc.), those are given to each generation in trust. They're given to the AD, they're given to the fans, the students, the band, etc., each with their own role in the thing. Change and developments will happen organically & naturally over time - a great example is how Yost cheers slowly change from year to year. Changes like that no one minds, and many hardly notice, because they come from the ground up, and people feel ownership over them.
This is the exact opposite of Brandon's famous "if it ain't broke, break it" principle. He sees himself as literally the exact opposite of a steward. He doesn't see himself as someone who was handed a glorious patrimony, with a serious responsibility to hand it on, touched up and improved where needed, but basically intact, to the next generation. He sees himself as on a mission to remake it all in his own (demented) image.
This is why it is so impossible for there to be communication between him and us. We think he's failing at a job that he doesn't even think he has. He thinks he's succeeding at a job we don't want him doing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is a bit better. That||
This is a bit better. That first goal felt way too much like the FSU (NTFSU) game from Saturday, but this time the team bounced back even faster. Three first period goals is quality, and the NTDP is no joke, esp. this early in the season when they've been practicing & playing together much longer than Michigan has. Keep playing like this for two more periods, and I'll be very encouraged.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||MGoBlue.com has recaps and||
MGoBlue.com has recaps and box scores for all the games against Kentucky - that's where I got my info - so you're right that there's no rule against it. There usually is little to no coverage of these sorts of games, but they've been putting a bit of hype into this Kentucky matchup. My guess is that usually they assume that there's no interest in knowing the details of exhibition blow-outs of directional schools, so we don't hear much. Just goes to show how much our fandom exceeds all normal expectations!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Just exhibitions,||
Just exhibitions, unfortunately. Often we just play a smattering of directional schools from the area, but this year we brought in an elite team. I'm really glad we did, especially for the benefit of the freshmen who have now had a chance to face some real top-quality opposition.
Edit: We have one more exhibition game this fall on Wednesday against EMU. Free admission!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Re-hire him as a D-line||
Re-hire him as a D-line coach. He's good at that, and that way we could still use his recruiting chops.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The fact that a 2 point loss||
The fact that a 2 point loss to a joke team like Rutgers, even factoring in the baffling call on the "incomplete pass", is the best game we've played all season is literally exactly the problem. You couldn't have summed up the case against Hoke better if you were actively trying to do so.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bright side - at least here||
Bright side - at least here we're getting blown out by a good team, instead of by one that will be lucky to scratch .500. Life is fun!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Power play - let's see if we||
Power play - let's see if we can capitalize.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not even fair. We deserve at||
Not even fair. We deserve at least one good thing!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, come on.||
Oh, come on.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Couldn't get here soon||
Couldn't get here soon enough. Let's get a W and get something positive going on around here!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||As a Calgary Stampeders fan||
As a Calgary Stampeders fan (yes), I support the guy who molded Bo Levi Mitchell. He has been tearing up the CFL the last couple years!