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|1 week 1 hour ago||I feel like safeties have||
I feel like safeties have been the key to the secondary for the last fifteen years since Lynch and Dawkins in the NFL. It makes a lot of sense to me for our most athletic DB to have responsibility for the run and the pass, including close to half of the deep balls
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The NFL is the bad guy||
In the last thirty years StL, Oakland, LA(twice), Houston, Baltimore and Cleveland have been wronged, and for the most part their response is to wrong some other city in turn (excepting Cleveland and Houston). Agree with what you say about Minnesota, and I really do feel for the LA fans who had to see that Rams helmet leave their region and win a Super Bowl in another city. So in my mind, the real demon is the NFL. The NFL franchises have taken advantage of municipalities by forcing them to cover a large share of the costs of building new stadiums while reaping all of the revenue from those stadiums. And there is always another city for them to run to. It's a cartel, and despite the fact that there is demand for football across the country (and plenty of talent to fill out pro rosters), they will not be expanding anytime soon. Because when demand is this high and they keep supply so low they can have the public assume the risk while they reap the revenues. Obvious exception is the Packers. I'll give them credit in taking a stronghold of the populous Northeast to limit competitors. But that doesn't change that they've managed their way into being a publicly funded cartel. Oh well, I'm still tuning in every Sunday.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||No more khakis!||
I'm so disappointed in Harbaugh that I'm switching to jeans for a bit!
EDIT: This is sarcasm. But I am truly back in jeans. Just not disappointed in Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I think he was prior to my||
I think he was prior to my time watching rugby, but you inspired an excellent ten minutes of youtubing
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Soft? Wales best the Boks,||
Soft? Wales best the Boks, everyone beat Australia, and Ireland beat 2/3 Southern Hemisphere powers (they didn't play the All Blacks). Give those euro trash some love!
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||He was way better at the||
He was way better at the limited over format, and his win at the world harbaugh of cricket was legenharbaugh. But test wise he was Hoke
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Hoke||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who's hockey-dumb||
As someone who's stupid on hockey but loves watching it (especially when it's M hockey) I really appreciate these breakdowns. Thanks, great work and please keep it going
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The answer is obvious||
Clearly, Hoke will be hired as the next HC, and Brandon will be hired as his "assistant-deputy"
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||UTL I, with Ohio State and||
UTL I, with Ohio State and Nebraska from that season being 2 and 3. Nebraska because I thought "wow we're good again!"
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||A loss to Mizzou would be||
A loss to Mizzou would be bad. I think there's a better chance of Miss St making it than a Bama outfit that lost to Mizzou. Honestly I think you'd see the SEC be left out in that situation unless there's carnage across the top six.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Quarterback is an important||
Quarterback is an important position, probably the most important on the field/team regardless of what team you're talking about from the HS level on up. But a quarterback isn't like a goalie in hockey, or a star player in basketball, or even a pitcher in baseball. He is very important, and it's incredibly hard to quantify the importance of any player on a team. But qualitatively, if Meyer has two "Heisman" quarterbacks on the team, there's a good chance their performances have something to do with the other 10+ guys on the offensive rotation.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Also beating Oregon twice||
Also beating Oregon twice versus beating Ohio St is definitely a bigger set of scalps for Arizona
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Wiscy lost a squeaker to a||
Wiscy lost a squeaker to a decent LSU and then lost to not bowling Northwestern. Zona lost a squeaker to a decent USC and then lost by ten to a very good UCLA. If it's me (and it's not), Arizona is a no-brainer over Wisconsin.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||If Wiscy beats the #5 team||
If Wiscy beats the #5 team this weekend they rocket up while the Rebels are idle.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Anybody else still rooting||
Anybody else still rooting for chaos? Or is that trend done with the BCS?
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||I completely agree. It's||
I completely agree. It's especially annoying because OSU runs a spread offense, and yet nobody would be up in arms about their ranking if their center went down, even though he has arguably as significant an impact on their offense's ability to execute
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Missed the presser - what was the exchange with Sharp?||
Missed the presser - what was the exchange with Sharp?
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Stupid Question re: Hoke Era Autopsy||
So I want to echo the sentiment that I sincerely feel for Hoke, but this is the right decision because he's not getting paid to be a nice guy.
My stupid (or obvious) question though: how did this go wrong? We did this for RR and the answer was easy (defense, cultural backlash, etc) but what was it for Hoke? In over his head explains the ST disasters and the Morris fiasco. Brandon micromanagement explains some of it. But how does a hands-off manager, who hires excellent coordinators and fills his team with talent, do such a poor job of winning football games and developing those players? Really what I'm asking is - how did Nuss do such a poor job with the offense, and how did Mattison never see the D take the step from "above average" to "good," let alone "great" or "elite?"
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Thanks for your service to||
Thanks for your service to the University, Brady. You seemed like a nice guy, but you were not right for this program
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Baylor. Also this ridiculousness changes my mind||
I usually claim to "hate" conference title games and divisions and sometimes pontificate about how it's everything wrong with CFB and college sports. I never really minded the old co-champ days. But I'm finding myself incredibly annoyed at the B12 for this. I'd even be okay with them naming them co-champs but saying "since Baylor won the head-to-head, they have NY6 bowl bid if they don't make the CFP." Or if by some other determination you'd rather award TCU with the top spot, whatever. Tie breakers are always messy. But make some rules and stick with them and change them afterwards if everyone's annoyed about it - didn't we learn anything from the good ol' BCS?
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||13 wins in 2015||
With two more in early January of 2016
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That is a really good point.||
That is a really good point. Harbaugh commented how in his time athletes were "persuaded" to take certain classes, and how disappointing would it be for Myron Rolle to be forced into a football curriculum? Studying communications turned out to be perfect for Desmond Howard, and I've always thought it made so much sense that so many athletes were drawn to movement sciences, since they were forced to learn so much about their bodies.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||When I was in Japan, I||
When I was in Japan, I regularly attended alumni association meet ups and had the privilege to meet a gymnast who graduated from the school or art and design. He was (and still is) a performer for Cirq du Soleil - apparently they recruit collegiate gymnasts. It seems that Michigan Athletics prepared him for his next career despite the fact that he wasn't a professional gymnast.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't he also have one about Peyton Manning||
That went something like, "I know why he came back for his senior year - to be the Citrus Bowl MVP!"
|12 weeks 3 days ago||With the BCS I used to always||
With the BCS I used to always root for chaos. Not so sure I want it with this system just because I don't really want an expansion of the play off, but I guess it is inevitable.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome pic - South Africa?||
Awesome pic - South Africa? Looks like Table Mountain in the background
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||That was definitely worse||
That was definitely worse than this. He's basically saying "no comment," which is not a bad move especially as this hasn't been picked up by ESPN just yet.
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||Is there an SEC bias? Kinda,||
Is there an SEC bias? Kinda, yes. What's the motivation? There is none. It formed naturally because they won seven straight national titles, performed well in out of conference play, and haven't gotten embarrassed like their biggest competitor has (the B1G).
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm surprised to see Auburn||
I'm surprised to see Auburn so high considering their loss was a blowout. Although to a high ranked team.