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|5 days 14 hours ago||Tiger looks like he might be||
Tiger looks like he might be getting into a groove now, with birdies at 2 and 4 and just striped a drive on the extremely tough 5th hole. With as difficult as the course is starting to play, unless Mickelson goes nuts this afternoon he could be right in the thick of things at the start of the third round.
EDIT: Well, so much for that. Tiger goes flag hunting on 7, short sides himself, and ends up with a bogey to drop back to +3 overall. Putting better than he was in round 1, but he's playing really poorly when he misses the green. 8 and 10 are relatively easy, so maybe he gets it back before the end of the round.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Syphilis is a pain.||
Syphilis is a pain.
|5 days 22 hours ago||If the greens get faster, I'd||
If the greens get faster, I'd expect Tiger to start getting things going with the putter. He's always seemed to roll the ball better on the faster greens (Augusta, past US Opens, Sawgrass), and with all the rain yesterday he just didn't seem to get a feel for the green speeds. He certainly had his opportunities yesterday, but couldn't hit anything but that ridiculous 50 footer (that would have gone 10 feet past had it not hit dead center). If he putts just a bit better he's at least even right now.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Personally, I think it's the||
Personally, I think it's the opposite - having an elite safety can make a defense so much more dynamic. Having a guy like Polomalu, Reed, or Berry can have a larger impact on the game as they're more likely to have an impact on every play than a corner is. I do think, however, that it's not necessarily a great thing to need to move him there, but if guys like Stribling, Lewis, Dawson, and Douglas turn out to be good corners at the college level, I would drool over a safety tandem of Thomas and Peppers. Especially if somehow we were to snag Jackson, since he could be a phenomenal corner with his athleticism.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Oops!||
|1 week 14 hours ago||I, for one, would not be||
I, for one, would not be against moving Peppers to safety. I think he has the talent, size, and athleticism to be an absolute monster at safety. Of course, he could also be a monster at corner, so it's really on Thomas to prove that he's going to be good enough at safety to leave Peppers at corner.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I think he means that Gant,||
I think he means that Gant, at one point early in high school, was considered to have a shot to be a high 4-star, maybe even 5-star, type of guy. Then he sort of stopped developing and everyone else caught up to him.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I mean, Jaeger did win two||
I mean, Jaeger did win two individual titles and helped win the team title. Hard to argue against him, I think, regardless of how well Burke did. Burke just plays a more high-profile sport.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I've heard rumors (not sure||
I've heard rumors (not sure how legit as they're VT guys) that he's been buying into Saban's pitch that he could play the Jack LB position in their 3-4 and slide down to DE when they go to the 4-man front nickel they play quite a bit. While I think he's more of a pure 4-3 SDE and could potentially be an instant impact guy in the B1G, I can't entirely blame guys for buying what Saban's selling given how successful his defenses have been lately.
|1 week 1 day ago||No doubt it is good news, but||
No doubt it is good news, but I'm talking about the "insiders" affiliated with other programs. Farrell is good at what he does, but he's still just one data point. I think there's a reason why his 24/7 predictions are still 3-to-1 in favor of VT, and the Michigan guesses are 3 OSU guys, 2 UM guys, 1 Minnesota, and 5 national guys. The VT guesses span national guys and guys from UM, Alabama, OSU, South Carolina, North Carolina, FSU, Virginia, Duke, and Georgia. 3-to-1 with no contributions from any of the VT-affiliated 24/7 people leads me to believe it's still a longshot.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm still not convinced VT is||
I'm still not convinced VT is out of it. For all the times he's been there, he hasn't been on a lengthy trip with his family in tow. Until that happens, and he comes out of it with Michigan still "presumably" on top (or even tied with VT), I think VT holds the edge. Everything I've heard outside of M-centric guys or Farrell points in this direction.
|1 week 2 days ago||1. No - it's too difficult to||
1. No - it's too difficult to project that at this point. 2016 looks mighty tempting, however...
2. No - I don't see us making a return trip (see point 1), and some other teams in the league have just as good a shot as we do over the next few seasons. Probability says take the field.
3. OSU. Cakewalk schedule, relatively experienced team.
4. 1 - Damien Harris. Hopefully he can take the recruiting position with the 2015 class that Ferns had with 2014 (and Morris with 2013).
5. I don't think anyone is going to 'shock' us and pick Michigan - I don't think we get Hand, Jones, Jackson, or Smith, and there's really not many other big names we have a great shot with. Maybe Scott? Westphal is the obvious pick to go elsewhere, but I think he pulls the trigger eventually when Jackson and Smith decide to stay in California and the staff puts a bit more pressure on him.
|1 week 6 days ago||I love that Kid Rock is worth||
I love that Kid Rock is worth $30-40 million, but still drinks Bud Light. That takes some dedication to your shitty beer.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm liking the four straight||
I'm liking the four straight bye weeks after MSU. Should have plenty of time to prepare for the PSU/OSU games.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Can you please define these||
Can you please define these acronyms? Thanks in advance.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 18 hours 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.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||If those projections actually||
If those projections actually happen, good God that Alabama class...
|7 weeks 1 day 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?
|7 weeks 2 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.
|7 weeks 2 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!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They were drafted in the same||
They were drafted in the same draft is about as close a connection I can find.
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||1. McGary 2. Stauskas 3.||
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 2 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).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Should have gone with Arc||
Should have gone with Arc Deux-Trois-omphe.