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01/10/2019 - 3:24pm Nothing to see here, mundane…

Nothing to see here, mundane season recap look forward to next Fall

01/08/2019 - 3:17pm Reeks all around.

 

Why…

Reeks all around.

 

Why has no one brought up that it looked like OSU had our defensive play calls down to a T.  Maybe its because they did.

01/08/2019 - 3:14pm Glenn Rice

Glenn Rice

01/08/2019 - 12:00am There's great parity once…

There's great parity once you eliminate Clemson and Alabama

01/07/2019 - 11:58pm Difference in coaching:  …

Difference in coaching:   Vast

 

Difference in talent:  Even more Vast

01/07/2019 - 5:47pm This

 

Is

 

Hell

This

 

Is

 

Hell

01/06/2019 - 9:45pm Ya know I really don't think…

Ya know I really don't think Dan was ever coming to Michigan, as someone pointed out in an earlier thread a few weeks ago he had something in his contract from Arkansas that made it hard for him to be hired by another SEC school. 

01/04/2019 - 11:09pm This kind of assumes he left…

This kind of assumes he left without being forced out.  Remember the NCAA was sniffing around Oregon's use of a recruiting service and payments to that service over and above the norm. and the story seems to be Kelly got out and Oregon appeased the NCAA.

01/04/2019 - 11:07pm Oregon will be a player here…

Oregon will be a player here again with Chrstobal.  They have a great class coming in next Fall.

01/04/2019 - 11:03pm Football seems to be a size…

Football seems to be a size issue.  Speed isn't really the problem.  Washington was relatively small compared to Ohio State and looked tiny vs Auburn.  Collectively the Pac12 looks small to me.  

Pac 12 has been a coaching carousel with Oregon State, Oregon, Cal, UCLA, USC, ASU, AZ and Colorado all going through coaching changes in the last 5 years, some multiple.  That's 2/3 of your conference.  The longest tenured coach is at Utah.  2nd longest is at Stanford.  Not exactly national powers.

 

Basketball woes have been weird but I think a lot circles back to coaching, which is just sort of meh.

01/02/2019 - 8:01am bad decisions are bad

bad decisions are bad

01/02/2019 - 7:59am Ohio State was one 3 yard…

Ohio State was one 3 yard pass completion from losing to Maryland and potentially their whole season and future collapses into a burning heap of rubble.  Michigan goes to Big Ten Tiltle game, perhaps the Rose Bowl and everybody is looking at both programs differently.  Maybe we even beat an infighting OSU who no longer believe in their coach.

12/29/2018 - 3:49pm We're in trouble next year.

We're in trouble next year.

12/29/2018 - 3:49pm Florida carried themselves…

Florida carried themselves like they knew they'd kick our asses all game.  Only a matter of time.  Our game plan was exactly what they expected.

12/29/2018 - 3:48pm MIchigan's passing game…

MIchigan's passing game design is just terrible.  

12/28/2018 - 10:27pm Carlos Johnson will be a…

Carlos Johnson will be a fine college basketball player for someone.

12/26/2018 - 8:29am Kind of an aside.  I found…

Kind of an aside.  I found out this summer that many of the original Pokemon cards from the late 90's are quite valuable.  It was never my thing but if you have some laying around it might be worth checking out to see if they have some value.

 

A pristine set of Star Wars cards from the 80s might be worth something to someone as well.

12/26/2018 - 8:25am Just for fun I tried to…

Just for fun I tried to collect a full set of last years Topps baseball cards buying loose packs from retailers.  It was surprisingly fun and satisfying though I noticed some packaging quirks that kind of put me off some.  I would frequently open a pack of cards only to get nearly the identical pack in the same order a few days later.  I ended up buying something just over 2500 cards and came up between 20 and 30 cards short of the full set. My cost per card was around  12 cents.  I'll have to probably pay a bit more for my missing individual cards and I was fortunate I'm only missing one star player card.  I'm expecting to put another 20 to 30 bucks into it to buy the missing individual cards online.  And if you're good at math you know I'm paying on top of what I already spent another 20 bucks for the individual cards while a full complete factory sets cost 54 these days.  C'est la vie.

However by full set I mean the ordinary 1 through 700 set, todays sets have insert card after insert card  blue, black, purple, gold platinum, mothers day pink, fathers day blue, 4th of July the list seems endless.  About 100 or so of the cards offer different picture variations, one "rare" one "ultra rare".  While these are incredibly annoying to the purist or old school collector its actually kind of the highlight of opening a pack these days, to see which inserts you pulled out.  Some of the "ultra rare" inserts and autographs are somewhat valuable to someone out there.  A quick sale of unwanted inserts can recoup some cost I suppose.  The trick is finding a buyer.

 

The quality of the cards was pretty amazing(to me at least), though Topps seems to still have some cutting issues. I last collected cards full scale sometime mid 90's, and would pick up a pack or two just to get a look for another 10 to 15 years.   I lament they removed a players full career stats from the back of the card in favor of their useless (to me) twitter handles and last 5 years.  A far cry from the days of buying a pack of cards and knowing at least one was ruined by the gum stain.

 

Overall I found it enjoyable and fun, I've certainly learned a lot of the players names in a sport I no longer follow as closely I did as I was 12 and it was everything to me.  I would never expect to make money collecting cards, the scale needed is simply to high and when factoring in the time cost its pretty guaranteed to be a losing proposition.  But I think you can still find some satisfaction in finding a rare card, off loading it for a quick "profit".  But your over produced poor quality cards of the 80's aren't really worth much of anything together, only a few singles could make you a buck or two.

 

I'll add last years cards to my 10 containers of cards I've dragging around from place to place for 30 years.  Someday I'll figure out what to do with them.  But the truth is I just like knowing I have them and I know parting with them will hurt a lot one day.

 

 

12/23/2018 - 2:04pm I must find a way to get to…

I must find a way to get to Seattle, but I'd love all 4 of those road trips.

12/22/2018 - 6:39pm RR believed every damn tiny…

RR believed every damn tiny slot receiver could just switch positions.  Felt like he was literally playing darts with slot receiver recruiting, and neither RR or Hoke recruited the oline or dline well enough.

12/21/2018 - 2:51pm This feels weird, like its a…

This feels weird, like its a reach. 

12/21/2018 - 1:49pm I don't he understand what …

I don't think he understands what "band of brothers" really means.

12/19/2018 - 9:05am Nick Saban loses zero sleep…

Nick Saban loses zero sleep over recruiting.

12/18/2018 - 8:33am Bad fit from the beginning…

Bad fit from the beginning really.  ManU higher ups signalled their intent when they refused Mourihno's buy list over the summer.   Departure was inevitable.

 

 

 

 

12/17/2018 - 10:19pm Off course he'll end up at…

Off course he'll end up at Ohio State, because screw the universe.

12/13/2018 - 3:50pm Food is so stupid expensive…

Food is so stupid expensive at the venues I eat before hand somewhere else.

 

Fyi, Cheli's was disappointing the last time I was there.

12/12/2018 - 12:02pm Harbaugh threw a lot of late…

Harbaugh threw a lot of late season praise Don Brown's way in the same way he did for Durkin.  Brown leaving might have some legs and that would suck hard.

12/10/2018 - 2:21am Not sure I agree with your…

Not sure I agree with your last statement on QB play.  Shea was allowed to use his natural talents at Ole Miss, the only discernable difference between his Soph year there and this past season was he cut his interceptions nearly in half under Harbaugh, same production.

 

Ruddock came to Michigan and his production stats and ratings went up.  Speight went to UCLA and his production stats and ratings went down in a "more wide open" offense.

 

Evidence doesn't support you QB theory.

 

 

12/09/2018 - 11:26pm Just feel Florida is going…

Just feel Florida is going to thump the hell out of us.

 

There's a reason Bush played late into so many 4th quarters of games we had won, we have no capable backup at that position.  Going to be a hell of a long afternoon.

12/09/2018 - 3:56am We would have made him a…

We would have made him a slot receiver

12/09/2018 - 3:55am are you aware of Alabama's…

are you aware of Alabama's probation history at all.

12/09/2018 - 2:16am ND doesn't even play half as…

ND doesn't even play half as tough a schedule as any Big Ten team.  ACC sucks rocks

12/09/2018 - 2:13am fuck everything

fuck everything

12/07/2018 - 10:35am Great then we can play Big…

Great then we can play Big Ten West Teams once every 9 years.

12/07/2018 - 10:34am I hate this comment, because…

I hate this comment, because its too accurate

12/07/2018 - 10:33am They said Texas A&M and…

They said Texas A&M and Texas would never split either.  No one cares about rivals when gobs of money are tossed around.

12/05/2018 - 4:38pm How do you break ties if two…

How do you break ties if two teams didn't play each other?

 

12/05/2018 - 11:38am its always an Ohio State guy…

its always an Ohio State guy that has a "source", screw that whole program.

12/04/2018 - 10:27pm good

good

12/04/2018 - 4:01pm true character is eventually…

true character is eventually revealed

12/04/2018 - 12:17pm fuck all if this happens,…

fuck all if this happens, just all of it.

12/03/2018 - 8:32pm Clemson won at Kyle Field…

Clemson won at Kyle Field against Texas A&M, it was a great game.

12/03/2018 - 8:31pm Its the same way in the…

Its the same way in the other divisions that have playoffs, same teams every year, with a few new ones popping in from time to time.

 

The extra practice from the playoff run is the biggest advantage.  less in FBS than the other divisions that have longer playoffs.

12/03/2018 - 8:27pm Actually the Sugar is…

Actually the Sugar is obligated to take an SEC team and a Big 12 team now.  They took Texas the highest ranked Big 12 team not in the playoff.

 

Fwiw, the Orange takes an ACC team but has no "partner" for its 2nd choice.  There is an order for bowl selection among the "new years 6"  I just can't find it.

12/03/2018 - 8:00am The Rose is obligated to…

The Rose is obligated to take the Big Ten and Pac10 champions if they aren't selected for the playoff.

12/03/2018 - 7:58am The two tours offered by the…

The two tours offered by the University both stay at the team hotel.

12/03/2018 - 7:58am The team is staying at the…

The team is staying at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  I imagine the only way to get a room is to book one of the two tours through the University that offers a stay at the "team hotel".  They seem "pricey"

12/02/2018 - 9:09pm My experience watching…

My experience watching Florida this year is other than LSU they looked not so great against good teams.

 

I would totally discount whipping  FSU, the Seminoles were a damn mess in every possible way.

11/30/2018 - 4:04pm There was a horrible…

There was a horrible targeting in the Oklahoma/WVU game that would have taken OU's top db off the field, wasn't even reviewed.  Made me think of the Pac12 situation immediately.

11/30/2018 - 4:00pm In a world where Ohio State…

In a world where Ohio State actually cares about the things they say they stand for instead of football wins, Meyer would have been out in August.