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06/20/2018 - 2:42pm Depends on why you listen…

Depends on why you listen. People here can probably explain why they listen to Sam Webb pretty easily. Local guys talk up the local team, and people want to hear it. Not everyone has a job where they can check Mgo throughout the day, so they listen to the radio.  I'm sure at some point someone also said "why would I READ a blog about my favorite team when I can listen to it on the radio?" 

National guys hit on a wider variety of topics.  Stephen A Smith for example is 100% sports and it's stupid. Colin isn't really the "hot takes" guy.  When he is contrarian, it's usually a case of "taking the emotion out of it"  A few weeks ago I posted a question to the board about the most overrated athletes, and many of the guys that were listed were players named by Cowherd at various points on his show. 

I think guys listen because he talked shit about Michigan or Harbaugh...or the Lions once and they hate him, when in reality he is one of the least biased people I've listened. Again, except for Brady. He does worship Brady - Belichek. If anything you could say he's can be elitist. But the thing I love about his show is that it isn't a big sports circle jerk. 

06/20/2018 - 1:11pm Lot of folks here don't like…

Lot of folks here don't like him. I listened to him for years, big fan. He has great perspective on a world larger than sports. Most people who don't like him talk about him like Sparty fans... Name calling or bitter because he doesn't respect their team. And aside from Brady and LeBron, he isn't really inclined to be an unconditional  fan of anyone. 

06/18/2018 - 1:50pm SE Louisiana Tech State has…

SE Louisiana Tech State has an RPI of 278!  They aren't as bad as in years past. Now...NW Alabama A&M, well goodriddens!

06/18/2018 - 1:47pm I like it...most people on…

I like it...most people on Twitter seem to be split. It'll be nice to hopefully look back on highlights of a championship season with the distinctive end zones.

06/13/2018 - 4:49pm What don't you like about…

What don't you like about xfinity?  I loved Verizon, but they gave me a hassle when I moved back to the DC area. I've had Comcast since, and once i upgraded to the X1 box, they have been amazing. My wife also works from home, so our internet is good, regularly between 250 to 260 Mbps in a 5k sq ft, 3 level home with great service in every corner of the house. We also have our home security through them as well. It's probably the first time I haven't had a single complaint about a cable provider ever. But I also know the experiences are different everywhere, and I know outside of customer service, people have issues with them, just curious what they are. 

I have Comcast, Netflix, Amazon Prime, with a fire stick on one tv, PS4 on another and a Chromecast on a third.

06/13/2018 - 4:06pm That is only half true. Keep…

That is only half true. Keep in mind football players are on campus every semester, including summer when most kids go home. Also, notice a lot of guys graduate in 3 years and grad transfer, and end up with a Master's in 5. 

06/13/2018 - 8:04am Weren't there 2 USC QBs who…

Weren't there 2 USC QBs who were drafted but never started?  Is it possible that 2 years of coaching from Harbaugh and staff, plus the recommendation to NFL scouts & GMs  as a backup is enough to get him a shot in the NFL? 

06/08/2018 - 11:47am ha!  3 week old baby...is it…

ha!  3 week old baby...is it actually friday? I thought yesterday was Friday. Maybe I'll sleep this weekend!

06/08/2018 - 11:45am (No subject)

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06/08/2018 - 7:49am That's a good point. 

But…

That's a good point. 

But Peters shouldn't have expected to start this year anyways.  Technically Speight should be entering his final year, and 3rd as a starter with Peters backing him up. So unless he is 3rd on the depth chart, then he should stay because he is where he was supposed to be right? Or wait to see how everything shakes out with Patterson leaving/staying and take stock after next spring?

06/06/2018 - 11:34am Chris Evans said he is 215…

Chris Evans said he is 215 now as well and has maintained his speed. He was 185 I believe when he arrived.

06/01/2018 - 6:58am you were

not too far off on this one

05/30/2018 - 8:09pm you win

the internet today

05/24/2018 - 8:58am playing them early

means that they won't be in mid-season form either. They will have rust as well. 

I don't know if MSU will have the offense to score points against an improved M defense. 

I also think OSU has a lot of unproven players on offense. They still haven't really solved their OL issues. None of their WR's have lived up to their stars and they are implementing a wholesale change to their offensive identity. Haskins was good in reserve duty, but there's no way he puts 11 games on film for Brown/Harbaugh to study and then lights it up against a top 5 defense. Seth put up a post about how Harbaugh has basically outcoached the talent differential last year and with competent qb play, Michigan wins. Not to say M wins, but I don't think their talent is so far ahead that it's assumed they will. 

 

05/20/2018 - 10:36am Except Meyer.

and for that reason I think Meyer and Harbaugh are the 2 of the best out there.

05/14/2018 - 8:17am Most likely

from different coaches. Talking about his development, family, girls, what drills he's doing, what his diet is, has he watched any film, what are you doing today to get better, know any other players you think deserve a look, "what i'd like to see you do/work on is..."  video games, twitter, all of it. 

05/09/2018 - 2:01pm I think you're right

Honestly what has happened for 40 years is irrelevant to next season. There are some really good pieces, and all it takes is one side of the ball to step up, which it seems to be the defense. A top ten defense, which isn't impossible, and a mediocre offense will get them around .500 and a good OL, another year of qb development, and a reliable wr (They have a good TE) will be enough to get them into the playoffs. 

49ers were horrible before Harbaugh, more recently the Jags went from painful to watch to really good in a short period of time.  

05/08/2018 - 4:36pm at least

we know it can hold all of our complaints without crashing.

05/07/2018 - 5:44pm Yeah

but don't you want to know how many field goals this kicker has made after Thanksgiving, in open air stadiums, between 46 and 49 yards, from the right hash, when kicking east?

05/07/2018 - 2:53pm still funny

though. +1

05/03/2018 - 6:43pm Kevin Wilson

likes using te's though and that works well with what he likes to do.

05/03/2018 - 10:42am Yep!

Only question is, who in NBA history took a worse team to the finals. 

05/03/2018 - 9:30am Yeah, I mean...

St Thomas is probably the most accomplished qb of all time, but Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback I've ever seen play. Doesn't mean he wins every game, but if you're building a qb, you're taking almost every single one of his traits. Always keeps his eyes downfield, his mobility is a plus, he has a cannon, and is mazingly accurate. He also pretty much brought the back shoulder fade into existence. No other qb has their own throw!

05/03/2018 - 7:57am Op

said he was #2 FB in class of 2017.

05/02/2018 - 6:09pm Nick Saban?

If his title was recruiter, maybe. I am more impressed with Harbaugh and Meyer winning at their pre-power 5 stops and Stanford as opposed to Saban setting up shop in the back yard of a lot of good recruits and having better players than those he faces. He doesn't seem very innovative or creative, just recruit the biggest guys and win the trenches.

05/02/2018 - 6:03pm I thought about this too.

a product of his oline and it took him years after Barry retired to catch him in yards.

05/02/2018 - 4:01pm Not a popular take

but I expected more from Pep too. I thnk when I saw him try to cover someone one a corner fade and he was flailing and out of position, I realized that he was just a good athlete who was in no shape or form, a corner.  He was a murderer on sceens and killed the edge. If he had the same skill at 225 pounds he would've been unreal. 

05/02/2018 - 3:50pm If this question is

a Family Feud Question....Tim Tebow's name is on the board.

05/02/2018 - 3:47pm I remember all those guys.

I had all of their football cards. I was going to correct you but then I remember the Saints Bobby Herbert was a different person, and retired earlier. 

I really dislike Kirk Cousins. And maybe tomorrow I'll start a post about the people you irrationally dislike, or how long do you hate someone after he no longer plays against Michigan. But he got drafted here to DC, and between him and RG3, I disliked them both. 

Now I think Kirk is a serviceable NFL qb. I think the market is dictating his value however, and not his ability.  

05/02/2018 - 3:41pm speaking of wait and see

I think Zion Williamson is going to bust. He can jump, but is only 6'6, weighs in at 272 and doesn't have a jump shot according to scouts at the Olympic camp. He doesn't have very long arms either nor a reliable post up game. Not sure what he offers, while unique will translate to the NBA. 

Now if he would've played football....at 6'6 272, he would've been an instant 4 star DE or TE with his speed. 

05/02/2018 - 3:34pm I guess my question

would be, has offensive coaching evolved so much that it makes the quartebacks look better?  Joe Montana said in an interview that he couldn't play in today's NFL, too fast and too complex. Now he's  ND guy, so he's definitely smart enough, but he was considered to be the best until St. Thomas dethroned him. 

Nick Foles had a 27/2 TD to Int ratio under CHIP KELLY!  Isn't that enough? Also...if backing up was so easy, then why couldn't John O'K...nm.

05/02/2018 - 3:28pm I agree

with this as well. Also think the Dak Prescott annointing is a little premature. Lot of rookie qb's do well. Once you get tape on them though...he is following the Russell Wilson™ path to quarterbacking success.  Strong running game, safe passing game, profit. Except Russell had an exceptional defense. 

05/02/2018 - 3:19pm I think he was good

but not great. 1 Super Bowl victory in 20 years that our Desmond Howard won for him. Most Interceptions of all time. His passer rating in his last 12(!) post seasons was 77, and he threw 18 interecptions in his last 10 playoff games, in which he was 3-7.

He had 6 seasons with more than 20 intereceptions. 

1 season with single digit intereceptions.

Not saying he is Rodney Peete lol, but he doesn't belong in the conversation with Brady or Montana.

05/02/2018 - 3:18pm What about

Allen Iverson? Seriously...very good, but I don't know that he made his teammates better. And outside of Lebron's first team with the Cavs, I don't know if anyone has taken more garbage to the Finals on his back. Still not sure he was as good as everyone always says...

05/02/2018 - 3:16pm I came across that

old thread...and it prompted this one. 

05/02/2018 - 2:45pm This is old, but it sums it up nicely.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/428853-brett-favre-the-most-overrat…

 

Similar articles on ESPN, CNN, IGN, and more articles on BR. Even a bodybuilding website has an article on whether he was the most overrated PLAYER in NFL history.

05/02/2018 - 2:30pm but

Paaaaawl...I don't see how this helps them win football games.

05/02/2018 - 2:28pm I agree with

MOST of what you say. I will say though...do you think it's only the bottom half of fans? I may be wrong, but I don't hear media types affiliated with the Big Ten network talking about how much an SEC coach doesn't win or is "overrated."  Matter of fact, I don't know if I've ever heard a college football coach referred to as overrated...since Charlie Weis.  And certainly not to this extent.   I've never seen anyone like a Finebaum or any "national" analyst harp on any one coach the way the Harbaugh has been talked about.  Usually that type of thing is reserved for local radio. 

05/01/2018 - 4:46pm Agree with this...

If you think one area has better recruits, you're more likely to accidentally see other kids while you're there and then rank them.

05/01/2018 - 4:42pm I agree

I think for the most part they are close enough to not bother with. But I wonder if you look at kids 300-400 who are 4 stars, vs kids 500-750 who are 3 stars...if you give 75% of those remaining 4 star spots to southern schools, where the kids are more likely to play in state, then you create this idea that "random SEC School" recrutis better than random Big 10/ACC school.  So you prop up SEC schools (8 ranked in the top 20 in recruiting rankings!) becuase of kids in that fringe range. That pushes the narrative further that "better kids play in the SEC"

05/01/2018 - 4:34pm Per 247 Nationally Kids by position

QB 284

RB 329

WR 815

OL 677

DL 708

LB 479

DB 734

ST 74

ATH 230

 

 

04/27/2018 - 12:28pm Same here

Not a fan of any particular team, but I binged them each and I thought they were excellent. The Cards having such a successful season was quite interesting.  Even the wheels falling off the Rams was narrated well.

04/26/2018 - 4:09pm I feel similarly about wr.

I wouldn't take a WR in the first round unless that was the weakest spot on the team and someone like Julio was available. 

Also in unpopular NFL opinions, I would've traded JJ Watt before last season. He's overpaid, and has played 3 games(?) in 2 years?  Could've gotten a 1 for him before last season. 

Would get rid of Gronk. Would've gotten good picks for him too and stick with the Patriots mantra of getting rid of guys a year too early instead of a year too late. 

 

 

04/26/2018 - 10:30am I think it would be good

not just from him, but his teammates as well. You can't shun everyone you don't like or disagree with. Put them in a locker room together, make them work together and depend on each other, and allow them to build a mutual respect. It's just as important for those who were offended. They need to learn to be able to move past it, because it won't be the last time someone uses that word around them. 

 

04/26/2018 - 10:30am I think it would be good

not just fro him, but his teammates as well. You can't shun everyone you don't like or disagree with. Put them in a locker room together, make them work together and depend on each other, and allow them to build a mutual respect. It's just as important for those who were offended. They need to learn to be able to move past it, because it won't be the last time someone uses that word around them. 

 

04/26/2018 - 10:09am none of that matters

to anyone except his teammates. Riley Cooper came back and played. A year suspension is a lot. oddly if he had raped someone he would've likely gotten a shorter suspension

04/25/2018 - 5:52pm best thing

I've read on mgo in awhile

04/25/2018 - 12:50pm But if you cant pay the players for another 2/3 years

then you suggest nothing should be done in the meantime?

04/25/2018 - 12:49pm I think there has to be more

than just "it doesn't fix what I (who is in the minority opinion to pay players) think the issue is so ALL OTHER IDEAS ARE AWFUL.  Paying players isn't some magic solution that will fix all of college sports. If players are paid, they will still take money from shoe companies, because no one will say (Oh no thanks, I have enough money) Coaches will still find ways to cheat. You fix what you can, when you can fix it, and continue to move forward.

04/25/2018 - 12:38pm I like this idea

I wonder though for example, if the Pistons draft a guy, and he wants to go to Syracuse, but the NBA coach doesn't want their newly drafted player playing in a 2-3 for 2 or 3 years...how would that work?  How does it work in hockey?