|09/27/2018 - 2:48pm||Underrated||
|09/08/2018 - 8:41pm||Yeah, that's where I'm at…||
Yeah, that's where I'm at. Watched Bredeson block air a few times, leaving Runyan with a 1v2. Several stunts were still a mess. Interior D-Line was still unimpressive. I didn't see enough to make me feel good against the top of the Big Ten East.
It was still good to see the team do what they were supposed to do.
|09/03/2018 - 8:04pm||Exactly. My first thought at…||
Exactly. My first thought at halftime was "cool, it's 2017 again." It really sucks to know I'm going to have to sit through and watch basically a repeat of last season but thank god I don't have to write about it to make ends meat. I'm sure he's at least considered a copy-paste from an article from last year once or twice in the last 48 hours.
Sure, you can argue that this is what he chose and you take the bad with the good but I think we can all forgive a some cynicism. I'd be more worried if he came out telling us it was all going to be okay.
|08/23/2018 - 8:34pm||I've always said: If this…||
I've always said: If this happens at Wyoming nobody cares
|08/20/2018 - 3:35pm||The situation, as I…||
The situation, as I understand it, is that the kid was seizing up so I don't think it was physically possible to force him to keep working. I think, and I'm no lawyer, the worst you'd be able to get stick might be criminal negligence.
Edit, I had not heard the interlocking legs part mentioned above ^
|08/20/2018 - 3:26pm||That's not manslaughter; it…||
That's not manslaughter; it's not the law to be able to recognize and treat the symptoms of heat stroke. Is it part of his or his staff's job? I should hope so and, if it's not, it damn-well better be soon and not just at Maryland but everywhere. Not to under-sell the situation but this should absolutely be a wake-up call to programs around the country and an opportunity to learn from this.
This isn't me defending Durkin, I just think you're reaching a little bit there.
|07/31/2018 - 1:44pm||Zing||
|07/31/2018 - 1:42pm||These are people, not just…||
I mean, I get what you're saying: let's treat them with human decency, and I agree with that but also the sole reason they exist in the capacity that they do is for "our" entertainment. I think it's dangerous when we start holding athletes in spectator sports under a different light than an actor/acress, musician, etc.
Doesn't mean we don't treat them with humanity (which is easy to lose under the guise of anonymity) but also let's stop pretending the their opinions [on any topic] are more or less valid than the next person purely because they have a platform.
|07/10/2018 - 2:49pm||All the best to Duncan!||
All the best to Duncan!
|07/10/2018 - 8:57am||I think much of our fanbase…||
This was also the only redzone play the Lions ran for years with Calvin Johnson and was not as successful as his 6'5" would lead you to believe.
|06/28/2018 - 8:32pm||The beatings will continue…||
The beatings will continue until morale improves
|04/12/2018 - 1:46pm||Swing through Upper Hand||
Swing through Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba and tell them Dean Walker sent you. The operations manager, Sam, owes me a couple favors.
|03/12/2018 - 3:06pm||Bust they ass on 3||
Bust they ass on 3
|03/12/2018 - 8:21am||They at least get Notre Dame||
They at least get Notre Dame though
|02/28/2018 - 11:11am||It was Rich Rod's lawyer that||
It was Rich Rod's lawyer that released it. Would they have released it if it was everything the plaintiff said it was?
|02/05/2018 - 7:43pm||I personally don't hold||
I personally don't hold Collinsworth in that high regard. His prattling about how some 3rd string DE "is one of the best in the league at X" is very annoying. Dude isn't even the best on his team...
|01/09/2018 - 1:06pm||Love you man||
|01/05/2018 - 2:19pm||Damn, that's where I got||
Damn, that's where I got confused.
|01/04/2018 - 9:06am||Charlie Weiss||
|01/02/2018 - 9:09pm||I guess to that I would just||
I guess to that I would just say that GMO's and their efficacy are scientifically verifiable. Whether or not Harbaugh should be on the hot seat or whatever people are saying is a matter of opinion (however shitty that opinion may be)
|01/02/2018 - 8:25pm||Here's to 2018!||
Here's to 2018!
|01/02/2018 - 1:44pm||It would be incredibly stupid||
It would be incredibly stupid for an ISP to put ESPN in the slow lane. They would be competing with themselves. In order to stream ESPN you must be subscribed through a TV provider. 90% of the time that is also your ISP. Slowing down an ESPN stream would be the equivelent of having a free HBO/Cinemax promotional weekend but only in 360p resolution. You want people to buy that, shitty performance isn't the way to sell.
It's far more likely that the ESPN streaming service couldn't handle all of the demand.
|01/02/2018 - 1:22pm||idk why people have to get so||
idk why people have to get so worked up about others being wrong on the internet. Oh, someone @'d me, better get pissed off because they have a different opinion. It's almost like fucking politics, which are verboten around these parts. You're never going to convince certain people.
|01/01/2018 - 8:40pm||Wish I had a nickel for every||
Wish I had a nickel for every time I heard "Mayfield, with all day..." during the OU game.
|12/26/2017 - 7:52pm||Take it with a grain of salt||
Take it with a grain of salt since I work at Bell's but...
1. Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Honorable Mention: New Holland's Dragon's Milk
|11/30/2017 - 10:43am||I muted my TV as soon as the||
I muted my TV as soon as the pre-game broadcast turned to Vitale making the timeout sign with that shit-eating grin on his face.
|11/28/2017 - 12:52pm||Control? No. Affect?||
Control? No. Affect? Certainly. That's the whole point of coaches "working" the officials during the game. That's why make-up calls exist. I used to officiate soccer games and I've had my fair share of make-up calls. I've also had my fair share of "fuck you" calls. Right, wrong, or indifferent: referrees can be affected.
But even beyond that, a compelling case can be made to the league and, with the right about of tact and leverage, can potentially change how these games are officiated. Saying we can't do anything about it shows a lack of creative problem-solving and a defeatist attitude.
|11/28/2017 - 11:17am||Yeah, my response is always||
Yeah, my response is always "can't it be both?" Why can't we hope the players make plays and demand fair and equitable treatment from the officials?
Anybody who has played competetive sports for any amount of time knows how difficult it is to win an evenly-matched game in spite of the officiating. "Just win" is the mantra of someone who knows little about competition and wants to feel better about themselves for painting others as excuse-makers and whiners.
And I totally get that there's a ton of people that sit and watch these games that see their receiver getting held on every play but don't see their defender doing the same thing. That's not what we're talking about here. *Puts on foil cap* this seems to go deeper than that. It's tough not to believe in conspiracies when statistics back up what you had previously just guessed at (see: every thread talking about Harbaugh dialing back the tantrums).
|11/24/2017 - 8:00pm||Hey, Oatsmobile!||
|11/10/2017 - 11:24am||Every other kind||
Every other kind
|10/24/2017 - 8:09pm||I'll take average...||
I'll take average...
|10/23/2017 - 8:02pm||Looks like it was done from a||
Looks like it was done from a high school's AV room.
|10/23/2017 - 2:43pm||As George Carlin once said||
As George Carlin once said "Sometimes it's a big, brown dick!"
|10/23/2017 - 2:41pm||You really shouldn't expect||
You really shouldn't expect much from "calls into radio station" guy. There should be a few more mental pauses between 'I have an opinion' and dialing that phone number but most of them lack the requisite brain cells to just shut up and keep their thoughts to themselves.
|10/20/2017 - 3:21pm||Go back through other game||
Go back through other game columns. Brian likes to just write down absurd numbers (in terms of what makes sense for football) for giggles.
|10/20/2017 - 3:19pm||I still maintain that PSU was||
I still maintain that PSU was fool's gold last year and they're fool's gold this year. That said, I think they're better than Michigan. PSU 17-6.
|10/20/2017 - 2:11pm||User name and avatar check||
User name and avatar check out
|10/09/2017 - 3:43pm||ITT: People who||
ITT: People who misinterperate the question as "we lost because it's quiet"
I've always thought overhangs at the top of the stadium would be feasible, but I'm not an architect. I do get tired of hearing "It's not the loudest stadium in the country even though it's the biggest..." by everyone calling every game.
|10/09/2017 - 11:54am||Yeah, logged in just to||
Yeah, logged in just to upvote this. I think people spend too much time watching sports center and not watching other teams' games. The last 2 years our QB play has been pretty good comparitively. We don't have Deshaun Watson or Lamar Jackson but Wilton Speight came in the top 25 of most metrics last year. People keep expecting a Heisman candidate and video game numbers. We had video game numbers in 2010 at the QB position. Doesn't necessarily win you a championship.
|09/12/2017 - 9:32am||I come here because I enjoy||
I come here because I enjoy Brian's style of writing and the level of analysis here, compared to anywhere else I've gone, is of much higher quality. I would argue that this can't be done by just anyone, otherwise there would be millions of such sites that share the success this one has had over the years.
I think you're fair when you say he's not expert; I guess that's why I'm speaking out this way. I see stuff like Brian's twitter war with that high school coach and I just cringe because I base part of my identity on my fandom and a piece of that relates directly to this site. I helped Brian with the Dave Brandon emails, I've donated time and money to the site, I have skin in the game. When I see that level of arrogance and disregard for dissonance I'm a bit embarassed.
That said, I'm certainly not up in arms. It's not like I'm calling for a revolution or anything. I just wanted to vent to the board and hope maybe Brian, Seth, or Ace might see it and take a moment to be introspective.
|09/11/2017 - 2:31pm||So I'm really only commenting||
So I'm really only commenting about this because it's something that annoys me and shows a bit of a lack of self-awareness from our fearless leader. Before I go on, I'm going to caveat this by saying I am not in the torch and pitchforks camp in regards to Speight.
There's something that a lot of scientists and science communicators are talking about right now called the backfire effect. Simply put, it's a phenominon that occurs when you challenge someone's closely held beliefs; even with facts. Instead of accepting new facts and adjusting their world-view accordingly, most people will double-down on what they previously held to be true (for many reasons such as sense of identity and others).
Since before week one, Brian has gone on the air several times and written several times more that anyone who asserts that Speight is not the starter or best option at starter or "just fine" is an idiot. [Note, this is my paraphrase based on implications, tenor, tone etc. when discussing the topic Not a direct quote]. Regardless if that's true or not, those that saw the last 4 games of the 2016 season and the spring game that had decided that that was not the case are more-likely to double-down on that belief because it has been challenged, and quite aggressively in my opinion.
That's why every time Speight wings a ball to Tacopants twitter explodes with "SEE!!! SEEE!!!!" It's people seeking out their confirmation bias to prove the expert wrong. It's armchair QB-ing but with "hot takes" at a blogger. Bitching about your mentions every chance you get, be it on air or on the site, isn't going to make them go away, it's only going to make it worse. I'm not saying don't call a spade a spade, I'm just saying that doing in such an aggressive manner isn't going to get the results you want to see.
|09/07/2017 - 4:22pm||I'll chip in||
I'll chip in to get PFF for the site if it's a money thing.
|08/21/2017 - 8:33am||Cosign||
|06/16/2017 - 1:26pm||I still maintain PSU was||
I still maintain PSU was vastly overrated due to some fluky wins at the end of the season. They are not as good as their record showed.
|06/16/2017 - 9:56am||That's such a sparty thing to||
That's such a sparty thing to say in line with with "did you even go to U of M??" I'm no maizen apologist but you can make a point without making some sort of elitist "no true Scottsman" argument.
|06/12/2017 - 1:52pm||Couple of things||
Will comments still be sorted by time or will they be by popularity?
I'm with everyone else that would prefer the board to be listed above the diaries.
I would be super on board with a feature that let you know that you've been replied to.
|05/17/2017 - 3:49pm||I work in IT for Bell's Beer.||
I work in IT for a Brewery
|01/30/2017 - 8:40pm||I love some political||
I love some political discourse as much as anyone. To me it comes down to this: people have chosen their "team" to cheer for and you're not going to change their minds. Obviously you have the right to say whatever the hell you want on whatever platform you have and that's what's great about our country. The question is are you willing to alienate readers and potentially lose money over a tweet that affects or changes almost nothing?
|10/26/2016 - 3:49pm||Maybe I'm masochistic but I||
Maybe I'm masochistic but I actually take my breaks (if I have to) when the defense is on the field because I KNOW they will take care of business. There's no drama there for me to watch other than "shit, they got a first down this game."
|10/07/2016 - 3:59am||Checking in from Viera (just||
Checking in from Viera (just SW of Cape Canaveral) right now. Eye of the storm is almost directly east of us, about 20-30 miles away. It's a bit breezy out there but we still have power and comms. Being from Michigan this is an entirely new experience for me. I think I'll pass on the next one.