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|2 days 18 hours ago||What level 1 means||
Level I: Severe breach of conduct
|3 weeks 3 days ago||well||
But that's the mgoblog signature!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I||
I recommend Harbaugh wine:
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think you misunderstood.||
This is an ariel view.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Nah||
Even that is not certain.
There's some chance that we could cure aging or develop the the ability download ourselves into a computer within our lifetimes.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||PSVR||
I have the Playstation VR headset. It fits nicely, and works well for what it is. Easy to set up and if you already have a PS4 is one of the more affordable options.
Biggest thing is there is not currently a killer game that really takes advantage of the headset and is really worth playing in VR. There are lots of cool demos and a smattering of lower quality games.
I've also found myself fairly susceptible to VR motion sickness. While standing in one place in a VR world, looking around with my head is comfortable, but as soon as I move through the world, I feel nauseous. The illusion is so convincing that my brain expects some vestibular sensation to accompany the visuals and there isn't any. It's uncomfortable, but I'm trying to get used to it. Different games have varying degrees of awareness of this issue.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
It's definitely possible that there are regional differences in training and diet that affect the probability of different body types. The OP was just asking for some data to confirm or contradict the canard. It's a reasonable question.
We could compile weight distributions of players from each state, possibly even (fake) 40 times to begin testing this.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||And||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||The rules||
NCAA Rule 9, Article 12b, "Contact Against an Opponent Out of the Play":
No player shall run into or throw himself against an opponent obviously out of the play either before or after the ball is dead.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Irrelevant||
There is supposed to be an even playing field. There wasn't.
The fact that we could have played well enough to overcome said uneven playing field does not make it any less egregious that there was not an even playing field.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I just read||
I just read that Jill Stein is raising money for an in inquiry into the officiating of this game.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
By "two", I meant "one".
|13 weeks 6 days ago||what you get with atoilet||
what you get with a
toilet bowl shaped stadium:
coolers full of poop
|13 weeks 6 days ago||yes||
December 3rd in Indianapolis.
Two weeks after The Game.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Just me||
Just me or are all the videos off by one?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||The article is not about CTE||
Just to clarify, this is not directly about CTE.
What they measured is fractional anisotropy (FA). It's a measure you get from diffusion imaging essentially looking at directional of diffusion of water molecules in brain tissues. When the diffusion is anisotropic, meaning, not equal in all directions, its usually because the movement is being constrained in some directions. The inference is that axons, the long output end of the neurons, are responsible for this, since diffusion will tend to happen along the length of the axon more than in other directions. So high FA means more axons, or at least more axons all running in the same direction.
Low FA is then thought to be a marker of some kind of problem with the axons, aka the white matter in the brain that connect neurons to each other.
This is one of several recent studies to show decreased FA with concussions, or sub-concussive hits to the head.
CTE, on the other hand, is a condition that is characterized by protein buildups in the brain and neurofibrillary tangles that look a lot like (and might be indistinguishable from) alzheimer's and similar degenerative brain diseases.
It's not proven that these subconcussive hits cause CTE, and I think there is reasonable skepticism. Last time I posted about this there were some reasonable responses which I didn't have time to respond to, and this forum is just awful for having longform discussions, so maybe I'll put together a diary on this issue since it seems to come up a lot and we should all be more informed.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||And||
And Rutgers lost! None of our rivals won!
|18 weeks 3 hours ago||wisconsin||
Wisconsin: Should have ran it on 3rd down and also gone for it on 4th.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Also||
It's also really important to point out that the sample of brains in this "brain bank" were collected specifically because the people who died showed symptoms of cognitive decline. So when they say in this article that 91% of the brains studied show evidence of CTE, this is extremely misleading since the sample has a selection bias.
This group from Boston has been egregiously careless in my opinion in spreading these statistics that make it seem like everyone who plays football shows these symptoms.
On the contrary, there is very little evidence that the incidence is different among NFL players compared to properly controlled samples. In fact many of the symptoms supposedly associated with "CTE", like suicide rate, are lower in NFL players compared to non-athlete men of similar backgrounds.
There's good evidence that the impacts from playing football can affect the brain, specifically in causing changes to white matter tracts. But there is really only very circumstantial evidence that CTE is a distinct phenomenon separate from the processes that typically cause early signs of dementia in some portion of the population.
The amyloid plaque buildup which is the hallmark of "CTE" is very similar to that in Alzheimers, although this Boston group has a very strong interest in marketing it as a distinct, impact-related disease, the evidence for that is very slim. The fact that they advertise numbers like the percentage of brains in their sample that show the symptoms, when they know the sample is biased, is very revealing of their motivation here.
They are now taking the same statistic and back-propagating it to college, to say that many of these men played football in college and to generate more eye-popping percentages of how many of them played where. Of course they played in college, if they played in the NFL. Many people who go to college will develop amyloid plaques. Until they do a controlled study comparing college football players to matched non-football players, they shouldn't be talking to the media.
My point is: football surely isn't good for the head, but be skeptical of the "CTE" hysteria.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||We need||
We need an Appreciation Thread Appreciation Thread, so we can appreciate all these appreciation threads.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The name||
The name of this steak house is very bothersome to me. Chris belongs to Ruth? Her Chris has a steak house? This is a terrible name.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Guy who got ejected was||
Guy who got ejected was totally losing his shit on the way into the locker room. Just raging.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||No||
Your punctiation is unforgivable.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree||
I disagree. It *might* be true that "water is wet", but it really shouldn't be used as an example of something that is obviously true.
It isn't obviously true to me. Wet is what happens to other things when they come in contact with water. Water itself isn't wet. It seems like a very strange use of the word "wet" to say that water itself is wet.
I can see the argument for it, but whenever someone uses this phrase to tell me that something is obvious, I feel like it totally backfires.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
They are #27 right now in the coaches poll. If they win their next three games, including the one against Maryland, they probably sneak back into the top 25. It's probably a coinflip though.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||5 more: OSU, MSU, Nebraska||
OSU, MSU, Nebraska or WIsconsin in the Big 10 Championship game, then 2 playoff games.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting||
Interesting that they are so rare but then we will actually have 4 of them this year (Wisconsin, OSU, 2 playoff games).
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Sure||
When I was at Michigan we accessed the nascent web using NCSA Mosaic, before Netscape was even a thing. I saw several websites back then that looked and worked better than 2016 mgoblog.
I love the site, so I take it as "charming", but man would it be great if we just had a recent version of Invision Power Board to DISCUSS on.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yes but||
Yes but technically Peppers has more than 8 billion times the TFLs as Jackson.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Welp||
Believe it or not, the NCAA has recently amended their bylaws for situations exactly like this one: