and... i like them? I think I like them.
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- Give a trophy to the #1 team at the end of the season
- Call that team the "National Champions"
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Kids do the darnedest things...||
My 4 year old would yell TOUCHDOWN after Michigan did good things.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||smartass answer...||
The same number that they have participated in.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Follow the S||
You get half credit. The reason it is called an S-curve is because of how the ranked teams snake back and forth. Like this:
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not a spin cycle...||
Rather than spin cycling everything that's being said...(you know...blah blah blah...Lions should look into Bailey, would be good influence in DBfield...need talented bodies back there...blah blah)...I think I'm just going to post a picture of a cat.
(How I post on mgoblog when I'm feeling lazy.)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Filing this||
...under, "Ways to make football more appealing to my 4 year old."
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Not that surprising||
Mattison, like many defensive coaches, need a solid DL to succeed. His first DL anchored by Mike Martin and Ryan Van Bergen (minus one foot) was his best DL to date. This season, for some reason, the DL didn't produce as well as hoped partially due to injury, youth, or simply being overmatched. (They didn't earn the right to rush 4...)
It will be a better defense next year. The DEs should generate a better rush, and the depth is getting bigger, faster, stronger, and smarter with one more year in the system. Assuming Pipkins gets healthy (do what your physical therapists tell you, young man!), they will have at least 2 guys with 3 years in the program at each of the line spots (DT, NT, SDE, WDE... http://mgoblog.com/content/michigan-depth-chart-class-0 ).
The LB corps is back and strong, IMO. (In fact, is there a way they can get JMFR and Beyer on the field next season? Probably yes, if they slide Frank Clark to SDE and make Beyer the WDE...That could generate quite the pass rush.)
In fact, it will be possible to fill the 2-deep entirely with players in their 3rd year (or more) in the program at every defensive spot other than SS. This is the first time we've been able to say this since (at least) 2007.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||False||
The AP removed themselves from the Bull Crap System formula, but they still:
So they declare a national champ who is just as valid as the ESPN/USA Today champ. Their trophy is, however, not a crystal football.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Nope||
What are the options for teams to tie with Auburn? Let's see:
#3 Alabama - doubtful based on head to head result.
I could go on, but I won't. The only way a split title happens is if #3 is about as strong as #2, and there is no head to head data or #3 beat #2 early in the season.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||Exactly...||
8-4 (6-2) and 7-5 (4-4)
3-9 (2-6), 5-7 (1-5), and 6-6 (3-5)
|15 weeks 2 days ago||All of these guys were fired||
All of these guys were fired* from their pro gigs. And then they fell back to a college gig.
* Wannstedt and Spurrier quit to save their owners the trouble of firing them.
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||Unbridled optimism...||
Fred Jackson, is that you?
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Fix the scale!!!||
If you want to do this, you should fix the scale so that to remove the distortion. Right now because of the scale distortion having a better defense is more important than having a better offense. (The underlying assumption is that being good is equal parts defense and offense). Therefore, teams who have the same level of goodness are on the same line with slope = -1.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Excel plots...the||
Excel plots...the statistician in me disapproves. Why not R? http://www.r-project.org/
|25 weeks 6 days ago||To beat a dead horse...||
3 OL right of center (or is one a TE?)
1 OL left of center (or is he a TE?)
1 WR easy to see
1 Helmet right above "PE"
1+1+1+1+3+1+1+1 = 10 dudes
I've got an idea for Al though. Maybe he can adapt Buddy Ryan's Polish Goalline tactic to run with POWER.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Simple||
I would have put the ball in the hands of my best playmakers on offense. Those are: Devin Gardner, Jeremy Gallon, and Devin Funchess. I would NOT have run the ball with my Lewan-less line.
Am I sure this would have gone better? No. However, I can say with 99% confidence that it would have worked better. You dance with the one that brung you...and Saturday, that was the passing game.
Now stop pissing me off...Scherzer has 13 Ks and my Lions won. I'm happy dammit!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||stream?||
anyone have a link to stream the game?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Shotgun...||
I think you can make the same argument against shotgun. How often do you line up in goal-line on 3rd and 12 from your 35? Shotgun?
I think that this is one of those situation where Mathlete's play success metrics came in handy. Going through and asking, "Did we stay ahead of the chains/get a first down?" is helpful. After all, 11 yards on 3rd and 12 usually means a punt.
|29 weeks 1 hour ago||IS THAT ALAN WEBB? Nice!||
IS THAT ALAN WEBB?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Braylongame||
Too bad Chesson isn't Braylon. But he is a redshirt freshman, so we will forgive him. I suggest Chesson watch this video and practice high-pointing the football. Enjoy:
[Edit: Fixed embed. And it only took two tries.]
|31 weeks 4 hours ago||I see what you did||
I see what you did there...[cover 15](http://smartfootball.com/defense/buddy-ryans-polish-goalline-tactic)
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Lions could use a good||
Lions could use a good safety...
|35 weeks 1 day ago||More data...||
I think that there is a good deal of data to be mined here, and that there are a number of interesting questions to answer.
I would look at some of these, but I'm too lazy to go get the data. Sometimes I wish there was a good place to get data easily that I can import into R...
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Agree wholeheartedly||
I'm in a keeper league, and I have Adrian Peterson on my team. Except my thinking goes the other way. When AP goes nuts on the Lions D, I go, "Well, at least my fantasy team is having a good day..."
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Can't agree enough||
I want football games so bad, I watched the Lions last night.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I wouldn't say "plenty"||
But can we start a George Campbell = Calvin Johnson meme?
Can I at least get a YMRMFSPA for him?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Late...||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Too bad||
If they are going to re-jigger the names, they should move the JAZZ back to New Orleans.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Unless you are Nick Saban||
Then you don't renew a scholarship because someone is a junior and not on the two deep.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Calling fouls||
If refs start calling the game as suggested Wisconsin will have to adjust...or get used to playing games with 4 players because everyone else has fouled out. Good teams should be able to defend without fouling.
|52 weeks 11 hours ago||Limit it...||
30 seconds...if you can't tell that quickly, you don't have indisputable visual evidence...