"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'
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|1 hour 20 min ago||another candidate for the biggest improvement||
is the play of the defensive backs. They have ~2x as many BrUps/game as last year and already have 7 INTs to last year's 5 total.
Special teams have improved dramatically as well. I'd like to see someone quantify the improvement from last year, because they sure pass the eyeball test this year, unlike last year.
|2 hours 18 min ago||realistic path||
may take us through Indy for a battle between Rudock and Iowa. How interesting would that be?
|3 hours 19 min ago||Following that logic||
the Beast Rabban (known for his aggression and cruelty) would be Tom Gholston.
|1 day 1 hour ago||not the video, but gets the idea across||
These two videos are the closest I found to the MSU commercial. There was more manure in the MSU ad. The second video sounds like it was narrated by Prof. Grizzle's robot, if it's British.
|1 day 1 hour ago||the spread||
how many teams were running the spread back in Bo's day? June Jones didn't even bring the run n shoot to Hawaii until 1999. I'm thinking of modern spreads like Rich Rod's, Urban Meyer's and Oregon's offense. None of those existed back in Bo's day. His successors certainly had trouble defending the spread. I'm sure Bo would have figured it out, but he didn't have to gameplan for it every week like coaches have to do today.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Harbaugh||
The pleasant surprise for me has been how Harbaugh, a former QB and noted QB guru, has been able to build a defense through shrewd coaching hires and retention. He's clearly not a one-side-of-the-ball genius. We heard how you have to run power to defend power, but he's running power and defending spread unlike anyone I have ever seen.
|1 day 3 hours ago||follow up on the commercial||
A) I didn't mean to disparage environmental engineers. I meant to disparage Spartans.
B) Their work is very important. I live in California and we're suffering from a drought, so the work they are doing is probably more relevant to my situation than the robot is. Unless there is an earthquake and the robot has to search through the wreckage for my carcass.
C) Much like Tim Whatley converted to Judaism for the jokes, as an engineer I feel it's acceptable for me to make jokes at engineers expense.
D) As a result of the ad and my commentary, I did far more research on nutrient separation systems than I would have ever thought possible, so in that sense, the ad was very effective.
E) The professor at the end of the commercial only suggestively acts like he's going to drink the water. I later found out that they are making the water potable for the farm animals, but they are not going so far as to suggest that humans drink the water.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yes||
I find cow manure to be hilarious. It's not so bad, really. There's a "ma" at the beginning and a nuer at the end. Ma nure, manure. Incidentally, Marisa Tomei agrees with me.
|2 days 1 hour ago||We want state||
I thought I heard that, thanks for confirming.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Or Brian Cook||
Hey, he hosted the homecoming thing. This is the logical next step.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Barry Larkin||
Is the king of Reds nation.
|3 days 23 hours ago||M-23 N-6||
Sometimes the story line for a game is so obvious after the fact that we wonder why we couldn't see it ahead of time. Here, we've got a 5th year senior QB playing at home against a frosh QB making a road start. Eventually, Rudock has to hit on one or more deep balls. Tomorrow is the day. Go Blue.
EDIT: on a personal note, today is my first day wearing pants in a week. I don't like it at all. Pants free is the way to be.
|4 days 15 hours ago||The actual play||
was flagged for an illegal formation. They had 5 men in the backfield. Fitting.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Pants?!?||
I haven't worn pants in five days due to my shingles. I could get used to this working in pajamas concept.
|5 days 23 hours ago||water usage||
I read somewhere that lettuce is the worst food in terms of the environment. It's mostly water and requires a bunch of energy to be transported in refrigerated trucks and stored in refrigerated units at the store. Almonds are awful for water usage. Half of California's water usage is taken up by almond trees, or something like that.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Looks familiar||
Isn't that a Lynyrd Skynyrd album cover?
|1 week 13 hours ago||He wrote||
Funny, I don't remember us going into that game as 28 point favorites.
|1 week 13 hours ago||We have depth and talent||
we're only lacking in experience in Harbaugh's system. We have the next 6 games to take care of that.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Sun Tzu||
Why we care, per Sun Tzu:
|1 week 18 hours ago||Conspiracy theory||
The rumor I heard is that he is playing Cardale to stay in the good graces of Ted Ginn, Cardales high school coach. I don't believe it but it's interesting nonetheless. Got to keep those recruiting pipelines open
|1 week 19 hours ago||Smith has bigger problems right now||
Durant is saying he never talks to Smith and none of his family or friends do. Smith responded with something like, you do not want to make an enemy of me. If it becomes a war between Durant and Smith, I've got Durant in a first round TKO. No way ESPN stands behind Smith if it costs them access to Durant.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Stone||
At the very least, he has a name that fits with the '97 defense.
|1 week 2 days ago||Northwestern||
Top turd in the bowl
|1 week 3 days ago||Rudock vs. Griese||
Let's compare college career stats for the two of them.
Player A: 59.5% completion percentage, 7.1 yards per attempt, 27 TD, 15 INT, 130.6 Rating
Player B: 60.7% completion percentage, 6.9 yards per attempt, 38 TD, 23 INT, 128.8 Rating
Who is better? But wait, let's add in rushing totals, because QBs sometimes run the ball.
Player A: 85 carries, -81 yards, -1 ypc, 4 TDs
Player B: 155 carries, 448 yards, 2.9 ypc, 10 TDs
Looks like Player B has the edge.
But wait, what about punting?
Player A: 14 punts, 36.3 yard average.
Player B: 0 punts.
I give the slightest edge to Griese because of the punting. But seriously, they are basically the same except Rudock is the better runner and Griese had ever so slightly a better TD:INT ratio (1.8:1 vs. 1.65:1). And Griese had the benefit of playing in the same system for all five years.
|1 week 4 days ago||WHAT ARE THOOOOOSE||
I'm so glad this is becoming an MGoMeme, even if it's just Brian and I participating in it so far.
Is Daxx Garman the b@stard child of former Minnesota TE Maxxx Williams and this guy from Idiocracy:
|1 week 4 days ago||Michigan moved||
There's an idea. The B1G should move the M-M game to Michigan Stadium. Think of all those poor Marylanders that are going to get wet this weekend.
|1 week 4 days ago||Leinart||
Yes, he did win the Heisman. He threw for 3815 yards at 8.9 YPA with 28 TDs to 8 INTs. He completed 65.7% of his passes. You know, typical game-manager numbers.
|1 week 5 days ago||Maryland's stadium||
Why do I feel like it should be called, "Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland, brought to you by Carl's Jr."
|1 week 5 days ago||OOBs||
This UFR may have also set the record for most OOBs.
|1 week 5 days ago||Still spelled wrong||
The correct spelling is, "Rud'Dock." Don't forget the apostrophe.