a terrible blight on our fine country
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|1 year 45 weeks ago||eh, turnovers lead to short||
eh, turnovers lead to short fields. You could expect fewer yards with more turnovers. Not that I'm making any excuses for this offense though
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I'll always love and support||
I'll always love and support the university, but fair or not, the results of the football team has a very real impact on our perception of the university. I think I speak for many when we say we are disappointed in how the atheletic department seems to not care much about the fan experience and disappointed in the lack of accountablity on the football team. I know it's a bunch of 20 year old kids, and they're gonna make specatacular and disappointing plays. We all probably invest a bit too much of our lives into their actions on the football field. Still, there just seems to be no progress in the talent or effort of our team, and it seems as if the atheletic department continues to gouge price-wise and refuses to enhance the fan experience. I dunno, I just get the feeling that a lot of fans are disappointed and disengaged.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's great we have Campbell||
It's great we have Campbell and Harris coming in...but honestly, if we continue to have the same playcalling, does it even matter what the quality of our offensive players are? It's not like with a taller/faster receiver or a faster/shiftier RB we would've scored more...our playcalling didn't set ANYONE up for success, regardless of skill level. I mean, Harris might've gained 3 yds instead of 1 yd or Campbell might've caught another pass, but at this point, our offensive issues run so deep that a couple of playmakers aren't gonna change anything...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure there were||
I'm pretty sure there were students camping out before the OSU game, so I would imagine this game is the same. Even though 6 am will probably get you bleachers, I don't want to take the chance after I showed up 5 hrs early for OSU and was stuck in the alternate lower bowl section.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Students don't get tickets to||
Students don't get tickets to the Michigan State game on the 3rd, since it's right in the middle of spring break. Still, student tickets were cheap for that game ($10), so there might still be a decent turnout for those in town.
We did get tickets to the Indiana game on the 10th, so I would expect a pretty good turout for that game, student-wise. A section might not be filled in the upper bowl, but that's about it. Atmosphere should be similar to Ohio State (I plan on camping out the night before).
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Hart, Woolley, Graham,||
Hart, Woolley, Graham, Zoltan. Zoltan was just a punter, but what other punter has given you such a calming feeling every time he steps on the field? Or was an emperor of space. Or was missed so dearly when he was gone? Or was a 5th round pick? This isn't just about skill, but impact on this blog as well...Zoltan was, and will always be, legendary.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||They were $30 a game last||
They were $30 a game last year.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||$195/6 = $32.50 a game. Just||
$195/6 = $32.50 a game. Just like the past three years, they raise prices by $2.50/game. Seems a little high to just be keeping up with inflation, but I'm not complaining...$32.50 for a seat at the big house is pretty damn good.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||There's a CCHA team playing||
There's a CCHA team playing in every first round game...the WCHA brags about the 2005 Final Four, but what if we had an all-CCHA Elite Eight?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||My roommates and I all got||
My roommates and I all got bottles from Beer Depot for $25 on release day...Beer Depot didn't even want to sell it, they tried to sell us one for our group at first.
We also got an extra that we plan to age and split on graduation day or use to trade for great beer around the country.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||It's been shown that for||
It's been shown that for every spot you move someone up in the order, they gain about 18 AB's over the course of the year. Don't we want our best hitters getting the most AB's? If we move a guy like peralta up from 6 to 1 in the order, or even 6 to 2, thats 72-90 more AB's he gets over the course of the year instead of kelly or jackson.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I actually played baseball in||
I actually played baseball in high school, and am a huge baseball fan. You can call me a nerd if you'd like, there are a lot of us on this blog, since many of us actually went to Michigan. It seems like you're scared of stats, that they may make baseball less "real," and more like a computer simulation. Really, statistics (especiallly sabermetric statistics) help us make sense of what is real. This is true in every area where statistics are used, but especially in baseball. Without statistics, we have to rely soley on human perception, and human perception is the worst thing to go off of to evaluate a player, as we often distort things to fit what we want to have seen rather than what actually happened.
Stats do actually cover more relevant considerations than we can even think of. A statistic called leverage actually measures how important each at bat is in a game. Other statistics can give probabilities as to how many runs a team is likely to score based on their scenario. No, this number will never be exactly correct, but it gives an average, and a fair approximation for a manger to make decisions off of. Even though the game is really all about players performing, statistics lie behind every rational decision in baseball.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||A starting pitcher now starts||
A starting pitcher now starts about 30 regular season games and 2 maybe 3 games a series. Even back in the 80's, starters would see only about 36 starts a year. Even though they have a huge impact on the game they do pitch in, pitching in only about 20-25% of games, you cannot measure a pitcher's success solely on championships.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I can't believe we lost.||
I can't believe we lost. Drinking so much. I just cna't believe it. I thought it was a guaranteed win. I lose.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I'm jealous. Waited in line||
I'm jealous. Waited in line for two and a half hours, and two of my buddies and I walked away with 3 KBS bought for $10 each. This better be as amazing as I'm hoping it is.