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10/03/2018 - 9:32am Not sure if Yooper forgot…

Not sure if Yooper forgot the "/s" or not, but . . . there is a way to determine if S&P+ is "no better than a knowledgeable observer who makes predictions". In fact Bill C looks at this exact question every week by seeing how S&P+ does against the spread. Thus far in 2018 it is 133-118-2 (53%) against the spread. See for yourself by following the link below.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTNXgxlcihtmzIbzHDsQH5CXI6aSXfsZzWB7E8IC0sf4CaMsgP_p4DRSwx6TtoektFRCL3wO5m64JLB/pubhtml

09/28/2018 - 9:08am They say you never forget…

They say you never forget your first posbang. 

Glad I could be your first.

 

 

09/28/2018 - 8:23am Happy Friday

Hockey…

Happy Friday

Hockey Tournament and College Football all weekend long for me.

GO BLUE !!!

09/21/2018 - 6:24pm prove it

prove it

09/05/2018 - 2:08pm Just decided to come back…

Just decided to come back from my 3 day MGoBoard hiatus . . . and realized why I took it in the first place.

08/31/2018 - 12:49pm If you have to tell us what…

If you have to tell us what you are, you probably aren't.

08/31/2018 - 9:42am Today is better than…

Today is better than Christmas Eve  (or Hanukkah Eve, or Kwanza Eve, or Festivus Eve)

 

GO BLUE!!!

BEAT THE IRISH!!!

 

08/23/2018 - 12:51pm Steve Fisher respectfully…

Steve Fisher respectfully disagrees with you.

08/20/2018 - 3:38pm I think you (Ziff72) make…

I think you (Ziff72) make several good points and tend to agree with your general tone on this. Here's a couple of my thoughts that I think everyone should consider.

 

1. Let's say that everything about this Maryland story is exactly the same except for one major fact: rather than dying, Jordan McNair has a full recovery at the hospital. ESPN still runs their expose claiming Maryland is out of control. Can you honestly say that you would feel the same way as you do today?

 

2. During the movie Miracle when you watched the scene where Herb Brooks skated his team into exhaustion as a punishment, were you appalled? Did you even consider for a second that maybe it was wrong? Even as his assistant coach tried to get him to stop?

   

08/15/2018 - 10:32am You had me at Don Brown

You had me at Don Brown

08/13/2018 - 2:29pm "on the heels" is probably…

"on the heels" is probably incorrect. There was an incident on May 12th, (criminal trespass), he was arraigned on June 5th, he appeared in court on July 18th, it became public on Jul 18th, additional incidents were reported on Jul 23rd, he was fired after these additional incidents became public late in the day on the 23rd. 

08/10/2018 - 7:14am 22 days. Damn!!! Can't wait…

22 days. Damn!!! Can't wait.

Happy Friday to all. Enjoy your fake pos bangs.

GO BLUE!!!

08/09/2018 - 2:22pm And apparently there is no…

And apparently there is no edit button for a diary. Awesome!!! 

 

EDIT: Should be fixed now.

08/08/2018 - 1:44pm Off the top of my head . . …

Off the top of my head . . . 

Ohio State

Alabama

Clemson

Washington

Auburn

Georgia

Notre Dame

Penn State

Oklahoma

Michigan

Michigan State

Wisconsin

Miami-FL

Mississippi State

USC

LSU

Central Florida

Florida State

Oklahoma State

Stanford

Virginia Tech

TCU

Oregon

Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Boise State

Texas

Utah

Louisville

Missouri

Florida Atlantic

Florida

Arizona

Wake Forest

South Carolina

Iowa

NC State

Northwestern

UCLA

Duke

Washington State

Memphis

West Virginia

Fresno State

Pittsburgh

Iowa State

Texas Tech

Boston College

Toledo

Baylor

North Carolina

Arkansas

Georgia Tech

Purdue

San Diego State

South Florida

Arizona State

Indiana

Houston

Nebraska

Kansas State

Marshall

Appalachian State

Kentucky

California

Arkansas State

Minnesota

Ohio

Northern Illinois

Louisiana Tech

Syracuse

Wyoming

Virginia

SMU

Vanderbilt

BYU

Utah State

Troy

Tennessee

Maryland

Temple

Miami-OH

Middle Tennessee

Rutgers

Navy

North Texas

Western Michigan

Cincinnati

Colorado

Western Kentucky

UAB

Army

Buffalo

Southern Miss

Colorado State

Eastern Michigan

Bowling Green

Tulane

Illinois

New Mexico State

Nevada

Massachusetts

Kansas

UTSA

UNLV

Georgia Southern

UL-Monroe

Tulsa

South Alabama

Oregon State

New Mexico

Air Force

Georgia State

Old Dominion

Liberty

Central Michigan

Ball State

Coastal Carolina

Akron

Florida International

UL-Lafayette

Hawaii

Texas State

Connecticut

East Carolina

Charlotte

Kent State

Rice

San Jose State

UTEP

08/08/2018 - 11:46am Here's the timeline:

May…

Here's the timeline:

  • May 12th Zach Smith is cited for criminal trespass
  • July 18th Zach Smith appears in court
  • July 23rd  McMurphy reports on 2009 incident
  • July 23rd  OSU declines comment on matter
  • July 23rd  The 2015 incident is made public (by McMurphy and other outlets)
  • July 23rd  OSU fires Zach Smith
  • July 24th Meyer says he didn't know about 2015 incident 
  • Aug 1st McMurphy reports Meyer did know about 2015
  • Aug 1st Meyer placed on leave by OSU
08/08/2018 - 10:32am Sorry, but none of those…

Sorry, but none of those hypotheticals explain why they fired him only after it was reported that there was a 2015 incident. 

08/07/2018 - 12:20pm I have no recollection of…

I have no recollection of this whatsoever.

08/06/2018 - 3:47pm In response to JRoMeGoBlue …

In response to JRoMeGoBlue . . . YES, YES, YES, a million times YES!!!!!!!!!

I hate to be a dick about this, but for the the love of all that is holy please stop all the discussion about following reporting protocol. 

 

08/03/2018 - 6:10pm Congratulations for…

Congratulations for admitting to something after getting caught red handed, Urbs. Now that we have it settled that you did know about "things" in 2015 can you please answer the question that was being asked of you at media days: Why did you fire Zach Smith only after his conduct became public knowledge? Oh, and one other question: How can anyone ever trust that you will tell the truth again? 

08/03/2018 - 6:04pm First off, he is not in hot…

First off, he is not in hot water because he failed to follow proper reporting procedure. He is in trouble because he was asked why he employed a serial abuser for 11 years and only fired him after it became public knowledge. He answered with "I didn't know about it until now" and it was shown he did know about it. 

Secondly, Joe Pa also claimed "but I reported it to the proper authorities". It was a bad excuse then and still is.  

08/02/2018 - 7:58am Last I heard they are still…

Last I heard they are still building the user stories.

08/02/2018 - 7:54am Objectivity and opinion…

Objectivity and opinion pieces are not mutually exclusive. In fact, expressing your opinion can always be done using objectivity. 

07/27/2018 - 3:52pm FYI - No, the spaces weren't…

FYI - No, the spaces weren't meant to be ironic. Yes, I'm old.

 

07/27/2018 - 3:50pm Could have something to do…

Could have something to do with 98% of America not knowing what OPS and WAR is (are???).

 

#get off my lawn!

07/27/2018 - 8:32am Happy Friday All

 

One…

Happy Friday All

 

One question. If an up vote occurs on MGoBlog 3.0 and no one is there to count it, is it really a pos bang??? 

07/20/2018 - 8:13am Happy Friday. I'm just here…

Happy Friday. I'm just here for the bang.

GO BLUE!

 

07/16/2018 - 10:50am With all due respect Marcia,…

With all due respect Marcia, the amount of money you clear in a year is irrelevant. The issue isn't whether they are compensated well in comparison to the average person, its whether they are compensated well in comparison to what they are worth. Here is a little mind game you need to play. Let's say your Aunt dies and leaves you everything. While going through her things you find an original Picasso painting. You show it to three different art experts and they each tell you it is worth a minimum of $50 million. As you are investigating how to sell the painting a collector shows up at your door and tells you he will write you a check for $25 million on the spot. What do you do???         

07/16/2018 - 9:41am Please share your math on…

Please share your math on how you have come to this determination. 

07/13/2018 - 6:57am Happy Friday everyone. Enjoy…

Happy Friday everyone. Enjoy your weekend. On a hot weekend in July nothing could be better than a hockey tournament to keep me cool. And a few beers of course. Been enjoying the Hell out of Oddsides Citra lately. This will continue.  

GO BLUE !!!

 

06/29/2018 - 8:36am Always up for a good bang. 

Always up for a good bang. 

Go Blue!!!

  

06/28/2018 - 9:56am I too have been perplexed by…

I too have been perplexed by this fact and I think your assessment that it is ego driven is dead-on. I raised this as a question a couple weeks back in a recruiting thread to Matt D, as he is much more "in the know" than all of us. He said that the pace that Michigan plays at is a major factor. Even though Beilein's reliance on 3s over 2s is very NBAesque, NBA teams do play faster, so one-and-done kids want to play in a faster paced offense to showcase their NBA skills. While I don't doubt that this is the thinking for the high-end recruits, it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Sure Michigan doesn't play at an NBA pace, but they aren't that much different than the teams that get the one-and-dones. Here is a look at last year's Adjusted Tempo on Kenpom:   

  • North Carolina: 71.2
  • Duke: 69.7
  • Kentucky: 68.8
  • Kansas: 68.8
  • Michigan: 64.9   

You could probably argue that even though the raw pace #s aren't that different, Michigan does prefer half court sets over running. Fine. But even if this is the case, you are prioritizing style of play over improving your basketball and physical skills. Essentially what recruits are saying is, "I don't need to get better, I just need to go somewhere where my already-fine skills are showcased."   

06/26/2018 - 1:56pm As well as Mike Knuble

As well as Mike Knuble

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm I see this particular aspect…

I see this particular aspect of the MSU tirefire more of an ethical issue than a legal issue. Every person that has spoken on behalf of MSU talks about how committed they are to getting to the bottom of things, making sure this doesn't happen again, restoring the public's trust, etc. If that is what you truly want then you need to prioritize these things over minimizing settlement costs, retaining loyal, career employees, and exercising privilege - even it is 100% your right to do so. You can't have it both ways. 

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm I see this particular aspect…

I see this particular aspect of the MSU tirefire more of an ethical issue than a legal issue. Every person that has spoken on behalf of MSU talks about how committed they are to getting to the bottom of things, making sure this doesn't happen again, restoring the public's trust, etc. If that is what you truly want then you need to prioritize these things over minimizing settlement costs, retaining loyal, career employees, and exercising privilege - even it is 100% your right to do so. You can't have it both ways. 

06/21/2018 - 11:41am Its not that there aren't…

Its not that there aren't people shopping there, its that they figure the loss in revenue that comes from closing the campus store is offset by the cost of operating it and an increase in revenue at their other locations. Why operate X stores if I can operate X-1 and still sell the same amount of goods? Sucks for sure. Only way to change the equation is to buy your gear elsewhere. 

06/20/2018 - 2:10pm Kudos to you MichiganFan1984…

Kudos to you MichiganFan1984 for having the guts to swim with the sharks. I'm being totally serious. I do have to disagree with you a tad bit on what you say is ruining our society. I think there is a reason why "people can't listen and appreciate" a different opinion, and that is because the platforms on which they are presented don't allow them to do so. To start with, everything is presented as a black and white (no, not race) choice between right or wrong, hero or goat, genius or idiot. It is also presented with maximum confidence, volume, and bluster. Sprinkle in the idea that you need to react within 15 minutes of something happening and you are not allowed to change your mind and you have a recipe for disaster. Essentially it is pick a side and fight to the death. No room for fence sitters. No time to think and formulate your opinion. Certainly no time to "listen and appreciate" a different opinion. When was the last time you heard someone call into a sports talk show and say, "I see these X reasons that support your position and these Y reasons that do not support you position. I'm tending to lean towards support, but I need to think about it some more before I decide for sure." 

06/13/2018 - 4:11pm Thanks for the response. I…

Thanks for the response. I put the word similar in quotes on purpose, as I'm not down with all the finer details of either Beilein's system or a typical NBA system. And I'm not really a "hoops guy" (and do not follow NBA religiously). Your thoughts are certainly enlightening. What may be interesting to see is if Beilein is able to get some higher caliber athletes (and maybe he already does in Johns and Dejulius?) will he adjust and start playing with more pace. Kinda like how he went away from the 1-3-1 zone as he realized he had good enough athletes to play man on almost everyone.

06/13/2018 - 1:56pm Not sure if this is…

Not sure if this is something that Matt D can answer, but I'm really curious as to what the thinking is with a typical one-and-done player. I ask this, as it seems to me that the combo of Beilein's coaching, an NBA "similar" offense, and Camp Sanderson should be fairly attractive, yet so may players just end up going the Kentucky/Kansas/Duke route. Perhaps the answer is simply "bagmen". I can understand that and will not begrudge a player that goes that way, but if a player's goal is to maximize earnings then at some point you have to understand that doing so requires you to become the best player possible. All else being equal I don't see how anyone would think coach Cal / Self / K are the way to do this.   

06/08/2018 - 8:12am Happy Friday. Bang Bang. 

Happy Friday. Bang Bang. 

Did I do this correctly???

 

06/06/2018 - 10:23am Haven't bought a new TV in…

Haven't bought a new TV in awhile, but I recently came across an interesting article specific to 4K TVs:  https://www.cnet.com/news/why-ultra-hd-4k-tvs-are-still-stupid/

 

May want to check it out. Basic insight here is that the human eye is not capable of seeing the extra pixels unless you have a super huge TV and sitting pretty close. 

06/04/2018 - 11:11am Clarifying Ypsi's Point

Not trying to be a jerk here . . . but I believe that you are either missing the argument Ypsituckyboy is trying to make or you forgot what you posted. Here are your words:  

 

Carton only measured at 5’10.5 without shoes........and that was my reluctance in granting him a fifth star in my rankings.

 

You specifically wrote that height is the reason for not giving him a fifth star. Ypsi is pointing out that height should not matter as much as wingspan. What you followed up with - while perfectly valid - has nothing to do with height / wingspan. So either your reluctance to give a fifth star has more to it than just height, or you need to address the height / wingspan argument.  

 

 

06/01/2018 - 6:33am Happy Friday

Big weekend ahead. Putting my 21 year old riding mower out to pasture and getting a new zero turn.  

GO BLUE !!!

05/25/2018 - 10:56am This list reminds me of the

This list reminds me of the lists of which collge football teams produce the most first round draft picks. The publisher of the list is trying to make a statement about which schools are "doing the best" at develping their students/players, but the reality is it's more a list of which schools are best at attracting the most talent in the first place.  

05/24/2018 - 9:08am A little yardwork, a little

A little yardwork, a little fishing, a lot of time on the pontoon with a beer in my hand.

 

GO BLUE !!!

05/24/2018 - 9:07am You mean Meijers?

You mean Meijers?

05/18/2018 - 8:46am Any occasion for a free bang

Any occasion for a free bang is fine by me.

 

GO BLUE !!!

05/15/2018 - 2:42pm Guess I should have hit

Guess I should have hit refresh :) 

05/15/2018 - 2:40pm I'm no expert (others -

I'm no expert (others - please feel free to correct any mistakes) but I know enough to be dangerous so here goes:

1. Per the NCAA playing in the USHL is fine, but spending even 1 prtactice with an OHL team makes you ineligible for good. Not sure on all the details why the NCAA feels this way, but basicaly OHL means no Collge Hockey.

2. Just like football, often times a commitment is made to lock in a sure thing. You never know who will draft you in the OHL, so even though you may want to play in that league if you get drafted by a team with a coach you don't like, a style of play you don't like, and located in some Canadian city 1,500 miles from home you may decide college is the better choice. may as well lock in your college option just to be safe. Also like football, sometimes a kid will have every intention of going one route (e.g. U of M to play for Mel) but then another team (e.g. OHL's top run team) comes along and fills your head with dillusions of grandeur and your hand with few $ and next you know the kid changes his mind.

3. I will probably defer to the experts on this one, but my sense is that there may be more overall talent in the OHL, but it is close enough that it really shouldn't be a factor. It's maybe like comparing the Big Ten to the SEC.

4. Brian was referring to the USA Hockey NTDP (National Team Development Program). It's a program run by USA Hockey where they select the top US born players and bring them to Plymouth for full time training and play. They have a 17 year old team and an 18 year old team. I believe what Brian was alluding to was that these teams have large coaching and training staffs that have daily interactions with the players, so it is much less likely for something like what I outlined in the second part of #2 above to occur.            

05/11/2018 - 8:35am I just dropped $2k on my 4

I just dropped $2k on my 4 season tickets (end zone seats). Quick back of the napkin math shows that is approiximately $55 million dollars in ticket revenue for home games. That $100k in vacation and travel value is about 0.2% of this revenue. Pretty sweet deal allright - just not for the players.    

05/11/2018 - 8:26am Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Weekend.

Do something nice for your Mom and your wife. 

Go Blue !!!