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|1 day 9 hours ago||well, his numbers are better than Irvin, so he should be in||
right? Playoff and Super Bowl wins are totally irrelevant to the Hall, or should be.
|2 days 6 hours ago||ESPN ratings look pretty damn good here.||
On Seth's graph of where they rated M guys lower than the other services, they were right just about every time. Hmm
|2 days 7 hours ago||Simply put, you are nuts, if you think||
that other QB's doing the same thing would not have been critcized. Completely and totally wrong.
What is perhaps true however is that Cam would get MORE criticism than other QB's who did the same thing. And why? Because he doesn't have a track record of years of people admiring him. The only thing non-Carolina fans know is that he is super talented and kind of a show boat. Therefore, he has less equity in the bank than other QB's--and rightfully so.
|3 days 24 min ago||How about we let parents decide that?||
Why do any of us "have to be ok" (or not ok) with youth football? Why can't it exist exactly as it is today if parents want to allow their kids to play it? Or not if they don't?
It's dangerous, I get it. And so? Danger is not necessarily something that must be avoided or legislated against.
|3 days 28 min ago||Not the point.||
I generally like the national broadcasts, with some reservations (Beth Mowins, Pam Ward, Tom Hammond) the point is that trying for objectivity is silly and pointless. It's entertainment, great entertainment--not the presidential election or really any issue whatsoever that actually impacts people's well being and lives. So "journalism" pretentions are really trivial and silly. How important is objectivity in People magazine?
|3 days 4 hours ago||There SHOULD be no such thing as||
as "journalistic objectivity" in sports broadcasting. To what purpose does it serve? Who does a "lack" of objectivity serve or not serve? Sports are entertainment, period. Just because they are a big business that should not matter. Am I the only one who feels it is completely ludicrous that ESPN (and other networks) say things like (ex: on College Gameday) "Kirk you can't pick the winner today because you are calling the game with Kris Fowler, but give us a key to the game." Huh? Who cares if he predicts who he thinks will win? So what if people watching the game assume--rightly--that Kirk may just want the Buckeyes to win, or Bob Griese the Wolverines. In fact, sports would be even more fun if the biases of the announcer were right out in the open.
|4 days 7 hours ago||OP dead wrong--Spielman is the best.||
I have no hesitation in saying that there is no better color analyst than Spielman. Hands down the most knowledgeable and conveys it.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Obviously you haven't read the MSU retort to that,||
or else I'm sure you'd retract your "lucky" comment.
They say they outgained us the whole day, and that far from a lucky break, on that last play Harbaugh made a huge error not doing max protect, and State did an all out blitz with no returner (which Harbaugh didn't notice). Therefore, Dantonio outcoached Harbaugh on that play, and won the game--no luck involved.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, it really does matter.||
It used to be just that we'd be excited if we got a class that high. But now that we have stats that show none of the last ten national champs have won without at least one top 1 or top 2 class in their four classes, now we know high class rankings matter. As do recruiting ratings, they matter.
Having said that, Harbaugh uber alles
|1 week 4 days ago||Their recruiting, as Brian pointed out||
the other day, is pretty good, and the write ups of prospects are more in depth than the other services. And I get the cheap sub so...
|1 week 4 days ago||Exactly. Hopefully the iPhone alerts will work, but||
the site will be bonkers slow if working well at all.
|1 week 4 days ago||Quotes from his Mom don't sound like clickbait.||
Though I want you to be right
|1 week 4 days ago||Meh, Not that that isn't pretty good, it is but||
being top ten in recruiting is not really that unusual for us. The source of excitement this year IMO is that we have a chance at top three
|1 week 6 days ago||The only thing I don't get about hip hop culture||
(well I'm sure there are others as well but) is do they really think putting gold or precious metal on your teeth actually looks good? They must, which I guess just shows that I'm ancient and totally out of it
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Sarcasm||
recognition can help avert fury
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||This is all well and good but||
what does Mike Valenti think?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||The odds are almost always in the favor os the adult||
in these situations--so assuming that the adult was right and the kid was not is in fact the rational approach, absent any other evidence
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Damn/thank God for this thread.||
I had just resolved to dammit get off the internets and back to work, when my phone lit up with a new mgopost
|2 weeks 1 day ago||WTH is this event?||
Has anyone said? What will happen?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Eh,||
I agree there is nothing altruistic, but regarding "Michigan commit", think you're wrong. We've seen many times that services re-rank guys after such a commitment (if they are lower ranked or unranked) and that can lead to other offers from other programs. And 3 star guys without a lot of big offers can look good on the twitters with that handle
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"So I clearly cannot choose the TE||
in front of me"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There are certain restrictions which are necessary.||
There should be no absolutist position on anything. Having said that, most drugs should be lega, as should prostitution. And what we choose to play in our leisure time should have precisely zero interference from any person in any official capacity. It's an insult to every individual for someone else to say "that's too dangerous for you." It's patronizing and wrong.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There is no possible way||
that there are more deaths in football than bikes or motorcycles. I can say that without seeing one stat--check yours again. If the link is right, I'm an idiot.
Here's one, risk of dying at work: 1 in 28,571. That's ten times riskier than playing footbal using your stat. Hmm...
Regardless of the comparisons to other activity, it really is irrelevant--no one or government should ever restrict an adult from engaging in an activity he or she desires to do.These people that want to ban things because they are dangerous are the real danger to us all. Especially when the risks are so small--or even if they are not.
It's like saying certain foods triple your risk of cancer--if your risk was 1 in a hundred, then 3 in a hundred is not really risky. And if it was 10 or 20, there is still no reason to restrict it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why exactly is that?||
Saying you think it's a ridiculous comparison does not make it so. The judgements we make are each our own--the point remains true that everyday choices are just that, choices, whether to fly or swim or play football.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bravo.||
Pools have death risk. Flying too. Car riding even worse. All of these have WAY more risk statistically than football, yet they are unquestioned--and should be. Because people know it, and decide to do it anyway. As they should be allowed to do.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And that would be great IMO.||
Except for te kickoff part. I would never elimnate one of the most exciting plays of the game (kick return touchdowns are almost matchless in excitement live) just to slightly reduce risk--as long as everyone knows the lastest data on risk. Targeting has to be called tighter though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||agree that we need more data.||
But the data we have right now on incidence shows a very low risk relative to other things we do every day
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So parents shouldn't be allowed to decide?||
Are they not capable, or will they make the "wrong" decision?
Look at the data, even at the worst assumptions, it's more dangerous to drive your child to school than to play football, or extreme sports, or any sport.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, you too are right.||
And so am I, or anyone making either choice--if my son wants to play football I will have not one seconds hesitation about letting him do so.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
We can win 10-11 games per per year with Harbaugh without doing this--that makes us an elite program every year, and that's what Michigan should be. I don't care one bit if we don't win the NC because of it.