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|3 days 23 hours ago||Fournette is #1 in the 247||
Fournette is #1 in the 247 composite. Hand and Peppers are #2 and #3, respectively. Still, not much room for improvement.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can you please define these||
Can you please define these acronyms? Thanks in advance.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Signed as in signed an LOI,||
Signed as in signed an LOI, per Rivals. Also, despite getting hit with sanctions, OSU isn't that far behind either at 116. That's a difference of 2 kids per year over the past 5 years, not the 6 kids per year that "5 years worth of kids in 4 years" would be.
Anyway, I'm not claiming shady tactics aren't happening. What I was getting at is that it's not the number of guys Alabama signs, as they aren't signing significantly more than a school like Michigan or OSU - it's that while we lose guys to transfers, they lose guys by giving them "medical scholarships". Also, in that 5 year period, they had 13 kids go to the NFL early, nearly half of a recruiting class. It doesn't excuse anything related to the medical scholarships they hand out like candy, but it has an effect.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In the past 5 years, Alabama||
In the past 5 years, Alabama has signed 126 kids. Michigan has signed 121 in the same time. Doesn't sound like too big of a difference to me.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||MSU has a great team heading||
MSU has a great team heading into this year, and they'll likely end up with 2 top-5 guys for 2014 in Jones and Okafor. They aren't going anywhere for a while, at least as long as Izzo is there.
They may have had a bad recruiting season this year, but they could afford to put all their eggs in the Parker basket with 2014 looking extremely promising.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If those projections actually||
If those projections actually happen, good God that Alabama class...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||How do they figure||
How do they figure Mettenberger goes first round? He's Anthony Morelli incarnate - great arm, but has absolutely no football smarts whatsoever. I'd take Manziel (who should be on this anyway), Murray, and McCarron before I take Mettenberger.
And what's with all these M-named QBs?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Wings have been playing||
The Wings have been playing some real good hockey as of late, so it wouldn't be a total surprise to see them upset the Ducks. I'm predicting a Ducks win, but that's about as close to a coin flip there is outside of the Kings/Blues series.
The way Pittsburgh and Chicago have played, though, it's real tough for me to see any team giving them a legitimately tough test except each other. And, really, the Penguins ran over a lot of teams down the stretch with injuries to Crosby, Malkin, Neal, and Letang. A full-lineup Penguins team is going to be incredibly difficult to beat, and I don't think anyone will. I'm picking them over Chicago in 6 games.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe Lennay Kekua was||
Maybe Lennay Kekua was actually Tim Tebow, and the whole thing is a cover up for the next great power couple. Look for Tebow to join the Chargers!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||They were drafted in the same||
They were drafted in the same draft is about as close a connection I can find.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Look, I'm not saying Bill||
Look, I'm not saying Bill O'Brien is a bad coach or anything - I'll give him tons of credit for pulling out an 8-4 record after what Penn State went through in the 10 months before the season started. But he's got one single season under his belt, so I think it's premature to claim he's suddenly a top-15 coach in the country. Remember, Charlie Weis's first two seasons at ND resulted in a Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
As for Bobby Petrino, I think it's fine that he's above Hoke for now. He may be a deplorable human being, but the guy gets results on the football field. Two top-10 finishes at Louisville and a third at Arkansas, with a 75-26 career record.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Bill O'Brien at 13? Really? I||
Bill O'Brien at 13? Really? I understand the guy had a good season when the world was against Penn State, but come on.
Also, Charlie Weis ahead of Dana Holgorsen and Dan Mullen? This list is garbage.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||1. McGary 2. Stauskas 3.||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Let's not go and blame the||
Let's not go and blame the refs for the loss - we got beat by a better team. The refs weren't great by any stretch, but the only two calls I had a real issue with were the obvious goaltend by Dieng in the first half, and Burke's clean block that was called a foul in the second half. We still lost by 6 because we played like a team full of underclassmen in the second half - too many turnovers and too few rebounds.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||In all sports, I refuse to||
In all sports, I refuse to shave while things are good, so I'm looking a bit raggedy now. For this tourney run, I've also made sure to sit in the same seat of my couch and watch the game on my projector in the same sweatshirt. I also do not drink until after the game ends (it minimizes the projectiles I can use should things go sufficiently bad). If one of my cats decides to jump in my lap at any time, I do nothing to jeopardize the cat going anywhere (this includes cheering excessively or using the bathroom - I've learned to just deal with the situation).
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Should have gone with Arc||
Should have gone with Arc Deux-Trois-omphe.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I did enjoy the trade||
I did enjoy the trade yesterday that sent Marc-Andre Bergeron to Carolina. Carolina sent Adam Hall (of MSU fame) and a draft pick to Tampa for Bergeron, after Carolina claimed Hall off waivers about a month ago from Tampa.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan heads to the||
Michigan heads to the championship by defeating the 2-3 zone en route to a 64-56 win.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Indiana didn't advance||
Indiana didn't advance farther, they advanced just as far - they lost in the Sweet 16 just like MSU, and lost to a lower seeded team.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think we're a good||
I think we're a good all-around team, but it's hard to argue with Louisville as the best team left. Maybe that's just my opinion, but they are the one team I absolutely don't want to play.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||We'll need to hit our outside||
We'll need to hit our outside shots (and, the Kansas Shot aside, not settle for 30 footers) to loosen up the 2-3 zone. I think we'll be okay defensively, as Syracuse is a good but not elite offense, but it's all going to come down to who wins the battle between this offense and Syracuse's world-class zone defense.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan pulls out a close||
Michigan pulls out a close one, 65-63.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Not really a surprise, but||
Not really a surprise, but disappointing from a fan's perspective. Best of luck to the guy, and hope to see him playing regular minutes in the NHL sooner rather than later.
Hopefully Trouba decides to stick around for one more year.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yay comments on giving||
Yay comments on giving Norfleet a chance with no Toussaint or Green! Hopefully it's a legitimate chance and he actually gets to carry the ball a bit in game situations this year.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Closer than it should be, but||
Closer than it should be, but we end the road woes with a 67-65 win.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I still fail to understand||
I still fail to understand the logic behind "good thing we won't have to play against him" when he's still an unproven commodity. He has the stars, but that alone doesn't mean he's going to be a high-impact safety in college. And it's not like we don't have guys with a lot of stars next to their name on our roster.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||At some point, doesn't it go||
At some point, doesn't it go from "every team brings their 'A' game" to "our defense is not so good?"
|12 weeks 2 days ago||How does a team even achieve||
How does a team even achieve 61% FTA/FGA? That is just so mindblowingly crazy.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hahaha, this is awesome. Only||
Hahaha, this is awesome. Only MSU would hire an awful coach solely because he's an OSU guy.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||My weekend plans entail more||
My weekend plans entail more time at the driving range in advance of my golf trip to Myrtle Beach in March. Also imbibing in some adult beverages to celebrate surviving the layoffs at my company.
I don't backpack, but recently got into camping with the wife, so maybe in the future.
I know a few fellow posters in real life. I've never disclosed my screenname to people and haven't had them disclose theirs to me, but I know they post here.
My favorite grilled cheese is wheat bread, swiss, and some spiral-cut honeybaked ham. I've been told I make some killer grilled cheese by several people, but I really don't think I do anything special.