|06/06/2018 - 2:42pm||Congrats Brian, Seth, Ace et…||
Congrats Brian, Seth, Ace et al on 3.0
|05/09/2018 - 1:34am||Tax Law Change||
Might also have something to do with the tax law change starting in '18, whereby seat license/donations for college sports are no longer tax deductible.
|04/03/2018 - 3:23pm||The Only Off Season Concern||
Ward getting an extension and a raise done for Luke Yaklich seems like the only thing to worry about this off season.
X's defense was pretty incredible in the tourney. He shut down/limited some great guards. It seems like the starting PG job is his to lose, but two interesting comments from this week:
1 - SI noted that UM freshman PG, Eli Brooks was the best player in practice in San Antonio and called him a pure playmaker.
2 - Post game presser with Beliein he said 'Nova's defense forced UM into a bunch of one-on-one plays, instead of running their offense. He said it was something UM would have to get better at...
|04/02/2018 - 8:21pm||ECMO - Cool Story, Bro||
While in undergrad at UM I worked for Dr. Robert Bartlett in his ECMO lab and his metabolic diagnostic lab at UM's department of surgery. Bartlett pioneered ECMO, and at the time (early 90's) our research in the lab and in the ICU was focused on improving the ECMO results for adults, as it was originally pioneered on neonates and infants. It's used for both heart or lung failure or both. It pumps blood out of the body, oxygenates it, removes CO2, rewarms it, and then pumps back into the body. Because it has a warmer, it can also be used in hypothermia cases. But the bottom line is it can take over the function of the heart and or lungs, while the doctors work to fix the underlying problem for the failure.
FUN FACT #1: Bartlett was Chief of Surgery at UM and through his research, discovereed that ICU mortality rates at teaching hospitals (like UM) were higher in July & Auguest -- this coincides with the time of year newly graduated medical students begin their internships and rotations. Moral of the story, if you're having elective surgery at a teaching hospital try not to schedule in July or August.
FUN FACT #2 Bartlett also pioneered anothrer landmark study about caloric deficits accumulated after surgery and an increased mortality rate. it was common not to give any nutritional support after surgeries prior to the studies. They found that patients who accumulated 10k+ Kcal deficits had a increased mortality rate. So after that study, everyone started making sure patients got nutritiion after surgeries...but the thought was "if some is good, more is better." Bartlett's subsequent research found that overfeeding patients after surgery could lead to a host of other complications. His research paved the way for the modern approach of nutrtional support after surgeries.
|02/13/2018 - 1:36pm||1-2-2 Zone||
Jalen gets a lot of shit for that game, but the Raptors were in a 1-2-2 zone that night and Kobe essentially scored against the team. Jalen might have been on him for 16 of those points.
embed of kobie's 81 pts
|01/12/2018 - 2:12am||Same||
I saw a recre he did of Tiger Woods in my Instagram feed and sent it to my 10 yr old who recently did his first Lego stop motion video. When I checked the maker's page I came across the vids above.
Shameless plug for my son - but your boy might enjoy his first attempt at stop motion. A Star Wars parody.
|01/12/2018 - 2:06am||Iconic||
Was for sure the wrong word to use.
|01/12/2018 - 2:04am||Nor relive them...||
|01/12/2018 - 1:55am||Agreed||
So I went and looked up this guy, and apparently BTN hired him to do 10 of these. He talked about his process and it takes 250-300 shots to make the videos. Each new shot everything has to be moved ever so slightly.
|01/11/2018 - 8:39pm||One More - Wisconsin Jourdan Lewis||
Trying an Instagram embed...
|01/11/2018 - 8:09pm||Embed||
Ohio State 2016
Michigan State Miracle 2015
|12/19/2017 - 2:19pm||***Spelling***||
I think you meant "sekonds"
|12/14/2017 - 5:09pm||From Wikipedia||
A "unanimous selection" is a player who is listed as a first team All-American by all recognized lists. A "consensus All-American" is a player who is listed as a first team All-American by at least half of the recognized lists. All-America teams are selected annually in various collegiate sports.
|12/08/2017 - 3:11pm||Despite being ND...||
this vid is pretty funny. Moores retweeted it yesterday EMBED
|12/08/2017 - 1:53pm||Test||
|12/08/2017 - 1:52pm||Testing||
|12/08/2017 - 1:39pm||North American Sales||
Looked at Good Car Bad Car - appears to only tally North American sales. In 2016 approximately 40% of Tesla sales were non-North American.
|12/08/2017 - 1:26pm||Not sure the discrepancy||
But Tesla's press release from Q3 - where they delivered 26,150 cars. Delivery means to a customer and paperwork is complete. There were 4k in transit -- meaning not completed to customer, that get counted in Q4. They expect to deliver about 100k S & X models in 2017
14,065 - Model S
11,865 - Model X
220 - Model 3
4820 - Model S X in transit, counted as deliveries in Q4
|12/07/2017 - 5:03pm||Production Numbers and Fanboys||
I've had a model S for over 2 years. Virtually maintenace free. I had two minor issues - driver side door handle stopped presenting, and driver's side floor mat velcro came off. Both were fixed free of charge by an on-site technician within a day. I've owned Jeep, Chrysler, Ford, BMW, Chevy, Dodge and Pontiac over my life. Hands down Tesla is best built, most maintenance free car I've ever owned. Also, fastest and smoothest ride, and quietest ride.
Poster above who asserted Tesla's sales were down for 2017 - numbers are wrong. Tesla will deliver 100k S & X cars this year.
JFW - Tesla's not at "mass" production level yet. They were launching electric cars when others weren't in the game, and so they had to also built out / continues to build out infrastructure to support that. Charging network infrastructure. Battery production infrastructure. They had to build out "dealership" sales network. What Tesla has acheived in a short period is remarkable. Imagine Ford starting today and simultaneously inventing the car AND building out a gas stations infrastructure and a dealship and service network at the same time.
Why people fanboy -- and i'm not one -- is that he's a visonary. He revolutionized credit card payments and bank transfers with PayPal. He said he was going to push the automotive industry into electric. He did. There were massive hurdles, and there were plenty of experts who said he'd fail. He bet that a private company could do what NASA does. He's done it with SPACE X. He's betting people can hyper-travel between major cities. Odds are that will happen.
|10/19/2017 - 8:34pm||The Foundations Have Been Laid||
The foundations for AI have already been laid in the NBA, and with other teams and leagues. There are two companies that have camera systems that track the players in the game and analyze the information. SportsVu is the company the NBA went with and installed them league wide in 2013. They're system is tied to a statistic platform, however it can be used to track team tendencies and even player tendencies. A google search will turnup a youtube video of the system in action.
Second Spectrum is the company that the NBA replaced SportsVu with starting this season. They have camera tracking software for teams, that spit out data and analytics for teams, and the league. But their marketed focus is on machine learning to help your team gain an edge...
|08/23/2017 - 1:54pm||Bonus Question Attempt||
The 4th I don't know... Rob Lytle, Harmon or Wheatly.
|07/18/2017 - 1:08pm||What Football Brake Problems Look Like|
|04/28/2017 - 10:08pm||Harbaugh Gladiator|
|04/26/2017 - 12:42pm||SportsCenter||
To your point that we're in the heard of NBA & NHL playoffs and NFL draft weekend coming up, SportsCenter did a 2 minute piece yesterday on Michigan in Rome and harbaugh playing football...That's huge visibility in the sports world -- at a time when no other college football teams are even being talked about.
|03/27/2017 - 8:28pm||Under Armour||
Good Lord what is that fake Jupman logo Under Armour has on his hoodie? That's like Dollar Store Chinese knock-off bad.
|03/02/2017 - 1:38am||Agreed||
There's a archived NY Times article where Redskins coach/mgt says they studied tape "and just couldn't find any holes in his game." They were definitely expecting him to be productive as a wide receiver...
|03/01/2017 - 1:18pm||From the Redskins perspective||
From the Redskins perspective yes...especially considering that they traded two first round picks to jump up to #4 to take him. But from an overall career perspective it's hard to say he was a bust in the traditional sense (Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch, Trent Richardson, Jamarcus Russell etc).
His career outlasted half of the top 10 picks in that draft. He was one of 27 from that class to make a pro bowl. 1 of 4 from the top 10 in that class to make a pro bowl. He's the only one from 1992 to win the Super Bowl MVP.
Interestingly, none of the 1992 class has been inducted into the Hall.
|03/01/2017 - 1:00pm||Desmond's Career||
I'd say it's hard to categorize him as a bust. You're right he didn't have great production as a receiver, but he stayed in the league 10 years because of his special teams play. On top of his Super Bowl ring and SB MVP award here's some special teams #'s that stand out
9th All-Time NFL Kick Return Yards
T3rd All-Time single season Punt Return Yards
While that won't get him into Canton, his special teams play kept him the league for 10 years. Maybe he wasn't worth the value of #4 overall pick, though.
Imagine what Desmond could have done in the era of slot receivers. With his speed and hands, he would have likely had a much different receiving career..but that's just speculation.
|02/27/2017 - 2:50pm||4k Is Not A Gimmick||
As you noted HDR support is a smart move. However, 4K is not a gimmick and widespread broadcasting is definitely not decades away. In terms of consumer adoption 4k is being adopted at a faster rate than HDTV was (you can google it). On the broadcast side the push is being led by the OTT services moreso than linear TV. Though linear is moving to it as well. For example, Netflix requires all of it's own commissions to be shot in 4k -- cinema 4k, not UHD. They are also shooting many shows (like House of Cards) in 6k and 8k to "future proof" their content. On the production side, even 2.5-3 years ago it was difficult to source the proper gear at a typical HD price, and have a proper post production workflow for 4k series. Now it's fairly common and all the post houses can handle a 4k workflow. Even a year ago when I shot a 4k project, getting a 4k field monitor was a challenge. That's changed now. I saw the same thing when we went from SD to HD but this transition has been faster. Avid didn't even support native 4k processing until early 2015. Now iMovie even supports 4k.
It's happening. It's not a gimmick. OP - smart move to get a 4k TV.
|02/14/2017 - 4:32pm||Screen grab of Finish||
Long ftw - click for larger pic
|01/24/2017 - 12:41am||NCAA killer...||
NCAA killer... (click see version that's not an anamorphic squeeze)
|10/28/2016 - 7:46pm||Final Score||
**Click for non-squeezed version
|09/10/2016 - 10:25pm||Was at game||
They shook hands postgame. Brief. Then both shook hands with players from the opposite teams. Really no story here.
|07/01/2016 - 12:44pm||Crab Legs||
So then JOK or Speight get caught stealing crab legs at Meijer's?
|04/06/2016 - 1:18am||Voice Commands||
Yes, it has voice commands, but embarassingly I've never used them. So can't speak to how well it works. Most of the touch screen stuff that you'd use while driving is on the first page with only a click or two. so it's not much more distracting than looking over to change the AC with a knob or adjusting a touch screen radio. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to where everything was, but i don't find it distracting.
|04/05/2016 - 6:56pm||Tesla: Owner's Perspective||
There's a lot of references to Teslas in this thread, so I thought I'd share some thoughts from a firsthand pov.
I've owned a Tesla Model S 85D for about 6 months. It's my favorite car I've ever owned and I love driving it.
I didn't buy it as a green car, I bought it because after a test driving and seeing autopilot I was hooked.
TL/DR Version: It's freaking awesome.
GREEN - It's all electric, so it's zero emissions from the car. But obviously there are pollutants from the production of the electricity. There have been some reports that say all-Teslas have a higher-carbon footprint than many gasonline powered vehicles. Most of those reports have been debunked. All of it can be googled, but itt's generally accepted that there are less pollutants per mile from an all-electric than from gasoline powered. I happen to live in Southern California and we're having solar installed in a month so I'll actually get somewhat closer to carbon free on my car.
MILEAGE - My 85D shows a 270 mile range when fully charged. But like any vehicle the actual mileage you get varies with how you drive it. Gunning it off of stoplights, driving it wide open, having the air conditioning on high, driving up into the mountains, etc, will reduce that distance. It seems to use very low kWH/mi when you're in the 30 mph range. My guess is I could go 300+ mi at that speed if constant and in an average flat area.
CHARGING - On a standard wall plug (110v) you only get 2-4 miles/hour charge. You have to install a 220v line (like a dryer outlet or an RV hookup outlet). That does 25-30 miles/hour charge. Public charging stations are in the 16-19 miles/hour range.
There are a ton of charging stations all over the place. Once you have an electric car you realize how many there are and you never noticed. (Probably more than gas stations). Tesla has set up a ton of Supercharging stations. Free for Tesla owners. They charge your battery up to 80% in 30 minutes. You can look at the map they're located along every major Interstate so traveling cross country in a Tesla just mean every 3-4 hours your stopping for 30 minutes vs. 10 minutes to fill up and go.
The best part is that many charging stations (like at hotels, or public garages) are free for guests. I usually have the valet put the car on it's charger if available when out to dinner or at meetings. It's like getting free gas. Or if i'm near a supercharger, i'll fill it up
TECH - it's loaded. It was hard to get used to at first since the Tesla doesn't have as many levers/knobs. Many of the controls are through the center console touch screen. Even the parking brake is electronic and not mechanical. That's weird and takes a second to get used to. The autopilot feature really does work. It's pretty amazing. It can parallel park itself on roads. It can pull in and out of parking spots by itself. You can track where it is and how fast it's going. You can do many functions (starting, air conditioning, locking, putting it in Valet mode, tracking it etc) from the phone app.
If you don't like "big brother" tracking you -- say you're planning a crime -- this is not the car for you. It records everything. If you like tinkering and modifying your engine. This is not the car for you. Tesla controls all of the software updates. People who have "hacked" in and made changes, have been called by Tesla (annecdotal on user forums) engineers to ask about changes they've made.
Most of the tech is useable even when the car is in motion -- i.e. there's a web browser that works even when driving, you can turn the backup camera on while driving forward etc).
DRIVE/RIDE - It's super quiet and rides like a luxury sedan. (you can adjust the steering and suspension from luxury through sport -- the three different modes are noticeably different). It's very quiet...which is actually a problem sometimes as you come up behind people in a parking lot or on the road, they don't hear you.
I thought I'd miss the rumble of the engine. I don't. There's a whine to the electic motors when you punch it....kind of like the whine of a jet engine as it starts to taxi. That now replaces the sound of the engine and i'm into it.
SPEED - it's freaking fast going 0-60. There are no gears and no lag. It's very hard to beat a Tesla Model S 0-60. The top end speed is only155, though. So in a 1/4 or 1/2 mile there are a slew of cars that would catch and pass the Tesla. Mine is rated at 4.2s 0-60. I can obtain that speed by simply punching it. In a gasonline car you have to drive it perfectly to get the rated speed. (If I had it to do over again, i'd buy the performance model (3.2s) and pay for the Ludicrous upgrade. 2.8s). But as it is, my car flies and kicks you back like a rollercoaster when you punch it. (You can search youtube for videos of passenger reactions to riding in a Tesla when it's punched.)
STORAGE/USEABLE SPACE - The trunk is big, and the back seats fold down. There's a lot of useable space, and if you don't get the rearfacing kid's seats there's even more. Plus the front trunk (Frunk) has storage space. There's no middle "hump" seat in the back since there's no axle.
I'm not expert bu happy to answer any questions if you have them
|10/30/2015 - 9:56pm||AOL - BostonSportsGuy||
Prior to ESPN he had actually amassed a pretty big and loyal following in the late 90's while writing for AOL's Boston site. At the time, his humorous merging of pop culture and sports was unique. He was for sure the up and coming writer and would've landed somewhere if not for ESPN. That said, there were a lot of opportunities by working for ESPN/Disney including the 30 for 30 series and writing for Jimmy Kimmel's show that he might not have been so available to him without ESPN.
|05/05/2015 - 2:13am||No Such Luck||
However, I was able to track down a Harbaugh/Alabma photo...
|05/05/2015 - 1:57am||Oh, he was there..||
...yelling at the tank
|05/05/2015 - 1:54am||OSU Defeats UM||
|05/05/2015 - 12:49am||Abbey Road||
Hackett, Durkin, Drevno, Harbaugh...
|05/04/2015 - 11:50pm||Harbaugh - Last Supper w/ Whole Milk||
Couldn't decide which was funnier. In the mix or out front...
(Click on either for a larger version)
|04/30/2015 - 7:29pm||Agreed|
|04/27/2015 - 5:48pm||Mostly...||
Unless you're actually trying to buy a Pressure Release Valve..
|04/19/2015 - 12:26am||Video||
Can't embed from iPad but here's the vid link to the Leach touchdown
|04/08/2015 - 12:51pm||Barrowman||
Beat me to it, as well. Guy basically developed a new style (Wave-style) and crushed the competition. NCAA record setter. World record setter. Gold medalist. Swimming Hall of Fame.
|03/26/2015 - 3:21am||Never mind us…just looking around||
|03/25/2015 - 4:57pm||Steal Yo Girl...||
On my way to steal yo girl - Jay Harbaugh
|02/19/2015 - 1:06am||Good Things Still Come In Pairs||
|02/08/2015 - 5:20pm||Agree|