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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well, not only did he have UM||
Well, not only did he have UM as a 7, but he had them in a region with Minnesota as the 6. The win would have to make that discussion that much tighter now, no? A win tomorrow? Fuhgeddaboutit.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||As one of the resident MGoColumbusites||
You cannot have him!
I don't think he's ready to leave here, TBH. The team has finally started to bubble up some of the young talent he and Jarmo Kekalainen (mostly Jarmo) have found, and they've been starting to see dividends from the later rounds as well (which we hardly ever did under previous FOs). I think Davidson wants to stay and see this group mature a bit.
Honestly, us even getting him was a coup in and of itself. If the Blues' ownership wasn't pennywise, he'd probably still be there. I don't think ownership here is ready to cut him loose like they were in St. Louis.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Have an upvote, and my||
Have an upvote, and my condolences.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Look at them sideburns...||
...he looks like a girl. Now, Johnny Unitas... there's a haircut you can set your watch to.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||In this scenario (getting||
In this scenario (getting Harris), wouldn't we pass Bama by virtue of them decreasing from losing Harris?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Banks||
I see him listed as the seventh-ranked guard in the country on one site, but also see him listed at 6'7" (!!) and around 340-350 and as a tackle elsewhere. Is that the reason there might be some hesitation on whether or not he's a "take" for Michigan? It would seem their need for space at tackle would block him considering better options on the board, but if he's a guard he would almost have to be a take, no?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I thought Beanie Wells would||
I thought Beanie Wells would be a good player in that Whisenhunt system until his lower body fell apart like the Blues Mobile.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The first one that popped||
The first one that popped into my head was actually John Cooper.
That just felt like someone trying to trick him into praising Washington in order to turn it into a "see, even Harbaugh thinks UW is better than UM!" But, then again, I'm cynical and largely distrustful of the media-at-large.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I know he'd only be a Jr if he was still at UM...||
...but in case you haven't had a chance to keep up with Zach Werenski in the NHL...
Let's just say, it's started off well.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Lost in...||
Sure he did, buddy. This was right after Khalid Hill got his ass kicked by Montae Nicholson.
...is Smith just absolutely truck-sticking Bullough at the goal line. Seeing his withered carcass hit the turf while Smith's feet dance by into the end zone...
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I just wanted to say thanks||
I just wanted to say thanks to Adam for taking the time to really crack open the reasoning behind Lewis's "protest" (that's not the right word, I know, but bear with me), since so much of the national (*cough*racist*cough*) narrative always ends up in one of two (or both) places:
1. These spoiled athletes don't know how good they have it and should shut up and be grateful, and/or
2. Why don't these whiny babies actually do something in their communities if they're so pissed?
Lewis shows through this writing that he is addressing both of these "concerns" head on, and that there is tremendous thought and conviction behind what he does. If more people took the time to, ya know, actually TALK to the athletes making their statements during the anthem, perhaps we could actually move toward what Lewis himself so eloquently states:
He posits relationship building as a potential salve, adding that he just wants everyone to see each other in a positive light.
That's God damn right.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, to me it looks almost||
Yeah, to me it looks almost exactly like the call that got Joey Bosa kicked out of the Fiesta Bowl. And that was the right call, too, by the letter of the rulebook.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Man, watching that play with||
Man, watching that play with Gesicki trying to block someone in the hole looked like a Breaking Madden clip where the player's Awareness is turned down to 0. He didn't identify anyone, didn't touch anyone, and just kind of looked around for something to do.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Ahh, Dancing Kevin. As one of||
Ahh, Dancing Kevin. As one of the few MGoColumbusites, I know him well. Actually, literally. He's actually lost ~145 pounds since spring. Good dude.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I also don't think the "not||
I also don't think the "not making f-ups" level is equal between the two. I was led to believe that O'Korn is a bit more of a gunslinger than is Speight, and with that comes additional risk/reward.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Respectfully disagree about||
Respectfully disagree about the size of the goal. To show the side-by-side of goalie equipment then and now while NOT showing the differences in hockey sticks between then and now is a criminal oversight.
Or, go to a stick and puck and try the same wrist shot and slap shot with a wooden stick and then a composite stick. Or go to a hockey shop and pick up a wooden stick and the same size composite stick. The evolution of equipment has kept pace for both shooters and goalies.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||What "exposure" does he need?||
What "exposure" does he need? He was a first round pick. Winnipeg was no doubt keeping tabs on his season no matter where he was playing. It's not like he earned himself this huge extra amount of money. That's not how NHL ELCs work.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||"Played for a legendary coach||
"Played for a legendary coach and prominent program just long enough to get the exposure and publicity required to get the contract offer that was the sole goal to begin with."
I don't understand this belief. An NHL ELC has a ceiling on it no matter who signs it or when it's signed. You can't "earn more" by playing a great year in the NCAA. As a first round pick, he gets the same contract no matter when he signs.
For example, there isn't going to be an escalating bidding war for Jimmy Vesey because he's not signing with the Predators. He's going to get the same contract term/value, no matter where he signs. He simply gets to pick which organization he wants to sign with.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, I fixed the title. For||
Yes, I fixed the title. For some reason, without initially realizing that the expansion draft protection was the reason for the ATO, I wondered if he would maintain his eligibility. Now that it's clear he's not coming back, I changed it.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Updated now that I have more||
Updated now that I have more understanding of why they did an ATO and not an ELC.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, he's signed. He just||
Yeah, he's signed. He just didn't sign a full-on ELC to protect him from expansion draft eligibility should it happen in 2018. The rule there is that if a player is in his third "pro" season that summer, he has to be protected. By finishing the season on an "amateur" tryout contract with the AHL team, he can play the rest of the AHL slate without being considered "pro" this season at all, thus meaning Columbus doesn't have to use a "protection" spot on him in an expansion draft.
It's all semantic contract wrangling. He's done at UofM.
|1 year 1 week ago||True, and very fair points||
True, and very fair points taken. That said, there is still Nationwide Arena ice not more than 3 miles from OSU. OSU has played there (against UM earlier this month). It wouldn't be hard to "host" it there. I think the fact that Columbus inexplicably has two 18,000+ seat arenas within five miles of each other should make it doable.
(And yes, I realize I'm largely arguing a moot point...)
|1 year 1 week ago||"The holdup is that Wisconsin||
"The holdup is that Wisconsin and Ohio State don't want to reserve their buildings for three weeks because high school state championships use them."
If we're talking about HS hockey, Ohio State can't even use that as an excuse. The Ohio Frozen Four was last weekend, and it was played at Nationwide Arena (where the Blue Jackets play) and NOT at OSU's arena. The Columbus region of the whole tournament was also played at the Blue Jackets' practice rink (attached to Nationwide Arena).
OSU has no real *hockey* reason to block this; the only possible problem would be their own basketball schedule (since they share their building with basketball), though considering the time of year (B1G basketball tourney is already done) that shouldn't be a holdup.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||How did Ohio State survive||
How did Ohio State survive with Braxton Miller, JT Barrett, and Cardale Jones?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't know, I think you're||
I don't know, I think you're all arguing a mute point.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You're totally right. It||
You're totally right. It would be so much better if they tried to keep updating the site while the repeated server requests from all of us clicking "refresh" completely nerfed their server. Good call.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Somewhat OT of "baby poop"||
"During the Michigan game, forcing the change"
Reminds me of the VT Sugar Bowl game. My son was born on 12/14/2011, so you can math it up for how old he was the night of that game.
I watched the second half with him in sleeping a bassonette not three feet from me. The amount of "silent yelling" that was done during the second half of that game... wow. That 4Q fake-punt-block thing that gave UM the ball in VT territory, I was up running circles in my living room mouthing all kinds of excited swearing with literally no sound. My wife still doesn't know how I did it without waking him up.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||For me, it was the revelation||
For me, it was the revelation that my son could actually defy gravity and poop UP his back that really got me.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I played Tecmo Bowl at all||
I played Tecmo Bowl at all hours of the night. Good times, those.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Glad I wasn't alone in||
Glad I wasn't alone in thinking that Werenski could have done a bit more on Gust's goal. I get that a "by the book" 2-on-1 defense is to cover the pass and let the goalie stay square to the puck/shooter, but the potential pass there is so far off that I would have liked to see Werenski hedge a bit more on Gust. Though, admittedly, the screen cap shows that the potential pass is clearly also beating his man, sooooo....