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|9 hours 21 min ago||Is this a new Michael Bay||
Is this a new Michael Bay movie?
Seriously, amazing work by whoever put this together.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Dude, breathe. You've made||
You've made two posts complaining than same thing, but no one ever said that Notre Dame fans were more delusional than UM fans.
The post you replied implied only that Notre Dame fans that think they will win a national championship were also delusional, not that they were any more or less delusional than UM fans.
You've managed to get your panties all riled up about something that literally nobody ever even said.
Take a deep breath and count to 5. Doesn't that feel better now?
|1 day 8 hours ago||(No subject)||
|1 day 8 hours ago||Rich Rod never coached in a||
Rich Rod never coached in a Fiesta Bowl at Michigan. The only bowl game RR coached at Michigan was the 2010-11 Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State in his third year.
We lost that game by 38 points - the worse bowl loss in school history. That was that last game Rich Rod coached at Michigan.
I don't think Marcus Ray was the only one who was thinking that Rich Rod might not be the right coach for Michigan at that time.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Sweet! Is his first name||
Sweet! Is his first name really Sir or is he a knight?
|3 days 21 hours ago||LOL, seriously? I guess all||
LOL, seriously? I guess all my high school wresting coaches were assholes too.
|4 days 10 hours ago||It's a misdeamenor, not a||
It's a misdeamenor, not a felony. Should players also be suspended for jaywalking?
|5 days 5 hours ago||Just pour it in my hand for a||
Just pour it in my hand for a dime!
|6 days 2 hours ago||Wow, dude. Quality post!||
Wow, dude. Quality post!
|6 days 2 hours ago||If that's true, then Brady||
If that's true, then Brady must have the worst lawyer known to mankind. What was the point of refusing to hand them over besides making himself look extra guilty?
|6 days 8 hours ago||What the heck is on top of||
What the heck is on top of that patty? Is that pancake?
|6 days 20 hours ago||....with Rich Rod coaching||
....with Rich Rod coaching defense and Brady Hoke in charge of QBs. *shudder*
|6 days 20 hours ago||Its not about being naive,||
Its not about being naive, your premise just doesn't make any sense.
What the hell do the Cardinals have to do with Ray Rice beating up his girlfiend while playing for the Ravens?
I'm sure that the Cardinals recognizes the positive attention of having the first female NFL coach -- but that's an entirely different premise than the idea that the Cardinals somehow hired her in order to rehabilitate the image of the entire NFL due to actions of players of other teams.
The Cardinals is a team that wants to win football games. PR aside, they are not going to hire someone as a coach (even interim coach), just to make up for some other team's fuck ups.
|1 week 2 hours ago||How about Jay Harbaugh?||
How about Jay Harbaugh?
|1 week 2 hours ago||This is just a theory, but it||
This is just a theory, but it might have something to do with the fact that she already has experience coaching the same position in professional football.
|1 week 3 hours ago||This makes no sense. She was||
This makes no sense. She was hired by the Cardinals, not by the "NFL"
I seriously doubt the NFL PR teams somehow forced the Cardinals to hire a coach they didnt want just becaue she's a woman.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ok, I checked out the demo.||
Ok, I checked out the demo. You're obviously just getting started, so i'll leave out too many comments about usability, navigation, etc.
I think the idea is pretty neat. Basically it allows anybody to develop their own criteria to rank football teams and essentially create their own Football Outsiders-type rankings. Getting all the data and building the back end must have taken a bit of work, so bravo for getting this far.
A couple of things that jump out at me:
1 - Its really hard to deal with all of the different stats in humoungous lists like you have now, e.g.:
Passing Attempts Per Game
Passing Attempts Per Game (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game (Neutral Site)
Passing Attempts Per Game Minus Passing Attempts Allowed Per Game
Passing Attempts Per Game Minus Passing Attempts Allowed Per Game (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game Minus Passing Attempts Allowed Per Game (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs BCS Teams (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs BCS Teams (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs BCS Teams (Neutral Site)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Teams with Winning Records
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Teams With Winning Records (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Teams with Winning Records (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Teams With Winning Records (Neutral Site)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 10
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 10 Teams (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 10 Teams (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 10 Teams (Neutral Site)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 25
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 25 Teams (Away)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 25 Teams (Home)
Passing Attempts Per Game vs Top 25 Teams (Neutral Site)
That's just the list for Passing Attempts Per Game.
The same basic list repeats for Passing Attempts Per Possession, Passing Yards Per Game, Passing Yards Per Completion, etc.
I think you would do better to redo it as series of sequential drop down lists, e.g.
Passing >> Attempt/Yards >> Per Game/Possession/Completion >> vs. Winning/Home/Away/Top10
2 - Whether you implement the first suggestion or not, I think it would help a lot if you allowed users to pick their ranking criteria first and then assign weights separately.
The way I would see this is that users select a stat (via list or drop down as above) and then push a button like "Add Stat" to add it to their custom criteria.
Once they add their chosen stats, they can then go and add weights to each one. This would make it a lot easier to adust weights for the stats you actually want to use without having to scroll through page after page.
3 - For college football, IMHO its critically important to be able to adjust for strength of schedule. Right now you have certain stats that show as vs. Top 10 or vs. Top 25 or whatever which is okay, but in reality just about every stat needs to adjust for strength of schedule to really be meaningful in college football.
Its not like the NFL where the teams all play fairly similar schedules. In CFB their is just too much variability from one team or conference to the next for a raw stat like points or passing yards to tell you much without accounting for the competition. As you have it right now, a team that beats Alabama by 20 points would count the same as beating Eastern Michigan by 20.
So I would think about how you can incorprate SOS adjustments into every stat (perhaps this could be an optional premium feature if you are planning to eventually charge $).
When I created ranking systems in Excel, I basically just took the margin of victory of each game multiplied by an adjustment factor for strength of schedule, similar to this:
If you are familiar with Elo Rating system used for ranking chess competitors, its based on a similar idea.
|1 week 1 day ago||One bit of advice from||
One bit of advice from someone who has launched a number of different websites: Wait until you have demonstrated some value to the user before requiring them to create an account. You'll be a lot better results by allowing users to get started using the site without an account and only requiring an account when they want to do something like save or to share their rankings.
I'm sort of into ranking systems, and even developed my own CFB rankings in Excel, but even I couldn't be bothered to fill out the sign up form without having a chance to check out what the site does first.
It also doesnt help that your signup form itself is waaay longer than it needs to be. Every additional field you require will create a drop off in your signup conversion. Right now, you've got seven fields in your signup form. You should reduce this to two if you can (three at the most). You don't need the users first name and last name, you dont need a password confirmation field, you definitely dont need a CAPTCHA. They are signing up for entertainment website, not applying for a brokerage account.
I realized that it sounds dumb that I couldnt be bothered to fill out a form, but yet came back here to type all of this out, but that's how people think.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is definitely the right||
This is definitely the right answer. Desmond, Woodson, Wheatley and a healthy Chad Henne beats any other combination of players on the board.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow. This kind of logic is||
Wow. This kind of logic is embarassing on multiple levels.
|1 week 3 days ago||I LOLed.||
|1 week 6 days ago||If you like shows like that,||
If you like shows like that, then you absolutely must watch season 1 of True Detective. Its like absolutely nothing before seen on televison (or apparently since).
|1 week 6 days ago||Season 1 was just a really||
Season 1 was just a really special show, and while Season 2 is not terrible, it is decidely average.
One of the biggest issues with this Season 2 is that it simply lacks a focal point for the story. Season 1 always kept you focused on the central mystery around the cult behind the murder of Dora Lange, and pulled you in with subtle clues were revealed in each episode. Obviously Rust's character and his nihilistic philosopy added an extra dimension to the show, but that never took aware from the main narrative. It was also thematically consistent as much of Rust's philosophy (M-brane theory, e.g. "Time is a flat circle") tied directly into what we learned about the Yellow King cult (heavy references to rebirth and reincarnation).
This season has so much going on, that the central storyline almost seems like an afterthought. Does anybody even care who killed Caspere any more? We know it has to do with a bunch of well connected officials in Vinci and some extremely vague refernces to some weird sexual practices that Caspere might have been into, but barely know more than we did in Episode 1.
Unfortunately the narrative gets so lost with so much time spent flipping between four different characters and their individual flaws that you almost forget there is supposed to be a mystery to be solved.
And the characters themselves are such overwrought cliches. An alcoholic cop with a busted marriage? A female cop trying to prove she's as tough as all the guys? A reformed gangster getting reluctantly pulled back into the street life? There's very little ground here that hasnt been covered in an episode of Law & Order.
Episodes 4 and 5 have been better, so im hoping they manage to salvage the rest of the season and that it ends up like Season 2 of The Wire and not like every M. Night Shyamalan movie after the Sixth Sense.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Yeah, the vocal is straight||
Yeah, the vocal is straight from the chorus of Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire" pitched way way up (also per Kanye's usual M.O.) Kanye loves to take records that were pressed at 33rpm and play them at 45 and sample the result.
My favorite sample where Kanye does this is "Two words" from the College Dropout album that that pretty much takes all of the instrumental parts from Mandrill's Peace and Love played at 45:
Sample at 45:
Sample at Original Speed:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It eaiser to tell its a joke||
It eaiser to tell its a joke when its actually funny.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Longjack wont actually raise||
Longjack wont actually raise your test, but you will notice the effects in the bedroom.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||How many of those players||
How many of those players held Michigan offers?
Damon Webb and Mike Weber did, but I dont recall Deon Drake or Josh Alabi being recruited by Michigan. Jayru Campbell certainly wasn't.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also, pizza is literally the||
Also, pizza is literally the highest margin commerical food product in world (after soft drinks).
Its right up there with movie theatre popcorn.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Watch the second angle. In||
Watch the second angle.
In the first video it kinda looks like he tripped himself, but in the second you can clearly see Onwenu get his hands up under his shoulder pads and drives him back about 2 ft, knocking him off his feet.
Definitely gotta give credit to Onwenu for that one.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||In the first video it kinda||
In the first video it kinda looks like he tripped himself, but in the second you can clearly see Onwenu driving up under his shoulder pads until he basically shoved him off balance.
Definitely gotta give credit to Onwenu for that one.