Member for

10 years
Points
11208.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
09/09/2018 - 11:39pm Largest ever 4th quarter…

Largest ever 4th quarter come back by the Packers.  Impressive.

09/07/2018 - 12:30pm “However, does it really…

“However, does it really matter at this point if Ben Bredeson or Michael Onwenu are redshirt sophomores or true juniors?”

Absolutely it does! You get an entire extra year of development.

09/07/2018 - 8:14am Is “R.I.P.” still…

Is “R.I.P.” still appropriate when it’s been gone for so long now? What a bummer, though. This place used to be the best...

09/06/2018 - 10:14pm Runyan isn’t the line...

Runyan isn’t the line...

09/06/2018 - 8:32pm Back to the kids table for…

Back to the kids table for you...

09/05/2018 - 8:43pm This absolutely CANNOT be…

This absolutely CANNOT be allowed to stand. #fakenews

09/05/2018 - 8:43pm This absolutely CANNOT be…

Rational, fact-based analysis? There is no place for something like this on here...

09/05/2018 - 9:11am Something that just dawned…

Something that just dawned on me: the “Diaries” can be the refuge for the long tome posters here. The newbies don’t know it exists. I see an opportunity to reclaim actual, rational football talk!

09/04/2018 - 9:53am I'm glad someone else saw it…

I'm glad someone else saw it that way.  After watching the full spectrum of games over the weekend, truly we need to look no further than the Sunday and Monday prime time games as a reflection point (Miami and Virginia Tech both looked abysmal on offense and could literally do nothing - which is not what happened in our game).  We moved the ball decently well against Notre Dame, but made some key mistakes and just couldn't score.  In the early season the defense is always going to be ahead of the offense (both your own and the opponent's) and I think we just ran into the unfortunate spot where a talented team had an entire off season to plan for our defense and their defense (which is talented - something a lot of people are forgetting) was ahead of our offense (no surprise).  This was a year where, unfortunately, we really could have used a cupcake like Oregon State to ease into the season to get everything in gear.  Now, that said, I personally always found it more helpful to play someone elite early in the season so that you can see where you need to get to for the end of the season, regardless of the outcome of that early game.  Point is, we'll be fine.

09/04/2018 - 1:12am Thank you for this. It’s…

Thank you for this. It’s nice to not see another “the sky is falling” hot take. Having watched a ton of football this weekend, this game was not nearly as bad as so many are making it seem like it was. Heck, just ask yourself whether you’d rather be a Miami fan or a Florida State fan right now. The fact is, we played a team that is very likely to be a one loss max team this regular season, didn’t play our best, and had a chance to tie at the end. There are a lot of people who are going to look really foolish at the end of this season when these comments can be looked back upon. The biggest growth a football team has happens between weeks one and two and we are about to see how this team grows.

09/04/2018 - 1:07am Oh joy. Another one.

Oh joy. Another one.

09/03/2018 - 11:54pm You can disagree all you…

You can disagree all you want, but then you are also disagreeing with the ND commentary crew on NBC that said the exact same thing at the time during the game...

09/02/2018 - 11:35pm Of course, but rarely is it…

More likely to be accurate to say that is true of any competitive game, not any game that isn’t a blowout, but rarely are those handful self-inflicted by penalty.

09/02/2018 - 11:03pm And those dozens would be…

And those dozens would be better? LOL...

09/02/2018 - 8:44pm And replace him with who?…

And replace him with who? Can’t wait to hear this...

09/02/2018 - 8:43pm Yep, spot on. And had our…

Yep, spot on. And had our defense not committed three or four just killer penalties on third down in the first half we could very well have won that game against a top ten team returning 16 starters. It was that close. A handful of plays.

09/02/2018 - 8:36pm Not the one I was thinking…

Not the one I was thinking of (can’t quickly find it), but this one does a similar point (just on a state level): http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2016/09/which_states_produce_the_most.html

09/02/2018 - 8:31pm I recall seeing a map ESPN…

I recall seeing a map ESPN had done a few years ago of where NFL players came from and it pretty easily debunks this myth. If it were the case then there would be WAY more players from the urban northeast and WAY fewer from the rural south.

09/02/2018 - 5:32pm “And the region of the state…

“And the region of the state most likely to produce excellent football players (metro Detroit) has been hit hardest, demography-wise.”

What is that even supposed to mean?

09/01/2018 - 5:33pm Let the players (who had…

Let the players (who had nothing to do with the institutional failures) have that win, man. Seriously...

08/31/2018 - 11:56pm To be clear, the only thing…

To be clear, the only thing edited about my post was the addition of everything starting with “edited” onward. The portion of my comment above that was not changed.

08/31/2018 - 10:39pm That’s what he did...

That’s what he did...

 

Edit: This comment made a lot more sense (and was actually funny) before the comment it responded to was edited (without notation that it was edited, FWIW). Speaking of... an annoying feature of 3.0 is that it lets you edit after your comment is replied to (ie comments aren’t “locked” by a reply now).

08/26/2018 - 8:44pm I thought that would be the…

I thought that would be the case, but I’m not so sure anymore, just judging by the way this was talked about several times during the Hawaii game last night. For sure everyone involved thinks that will be the case, but I think they misjudged the social climate we are in on this one. Two years ago, maybe, but today, not so sure...

08/26/2018 - 8:11pm The fact that this didn’t…

The fact that this didn’t come up sooner speaks volumes to the underlying issue: media and law in Ohio enabling this to begin with.

08/26/2018 - 12:08am I hear Bolivia is nice this…

I hear Bolivia is nice this time of year...

08/25/2018 - 6:04pm Wyoming will always be…

Wyoming will always be interesting as long as Craig Bohl is coaching there. Heck of a run of talent development with his last two QBs.

08/23/2018 - 11:48am " I’m not sure what other…

" I’m not sure what other authorities are supposed to do in this situation.  I don’t think Meyer violated any laws."

Perhaps a "not so fast my friend" moment, in that he is a public employee and even more so if the university (thus the state) paid for his phone (which almost surely they did/do).

08/22/2018 - 10:06pm This will not end the way…

This will not end the way they think it will, in large part because of things like this.  The backlash on this will be enormous.  I'm most curious to see the reaction on their own campus because there was a decent amount of reporting done in the interim between initial report and now showing that a sizeable portion of their student body didn't support his retention if there was actual wrongdoing.  Will be interesting.  What's next will likely highlight a massive divide between how issues like this are viewed between their older alumni and fanbase versus their students and faculty.  So tone deaf in the current environment.

08/20/2018 - 11:06pm LOL (literally) at the idea…

LOL (literally) at the idea of an Army All American player being considered "under the radar"...

08/20/2018 - 10:49pm No.  Why?  Heck, the answer…

No.  Why?  Heck, the answer is on Harbaugh's "marker board" (see other thread).

08/20/2018 - 7:52pm The FOIA one is classic!

The FOIA one is classic!

08/20/2018 - 10:47am I'll be "that guy".  I get…

I'll be "that guy".  I get the urge to consolidate, but I honestly can't stand these.  I don't want to wade through a long thread to find something newsworthy (because most of what will be posted here won't be).

08/19/2018 - 8:35pm In fairness, given what you…

Edit: never mind... missed the two weeks shipping time part.

By the way... two weeks shipping time? In today’s age? I haven’t seen that in a while!

08/15/2018 - 8:33pm Who?

Who?

08/15/2018 - 5:05pm His job isn't to understand…

His job isn't to understand automotive manufacturing.  To be frank, given Ford's performance over the last 30 years perhaps it's best that if he doesn't...

08/13/2018 - 8:46pm Thank you!

Thank you!

08/13/2018 - 8:34pm When is this actually on TV?

When is this actually on TV?

08/12/2018 - 10:59am We're not going to have…

We're not going to have players suspended.

08/11/2018 - 8:28pm This was really neat. Thank…

This was really neat. Thank you for putting this together and sharing!

08/11/2018 - 6:31pm Of course it wasn’t. All…

All that means is that it didn’t come literally from Herman himself...

08/11/2018 - 7:36am To be fair, a non-Facebook…

To be fair, a non-Facebook link would have been nice.

08/04/2018 - 12:41pm This whole thing feels to me…

This whole thing feels to me like someone who was treated like a king in the media and if he said “it didn’t happen” or “don’t report it”, the press just left it at that, whether for fear of lack of future access or just because the local press “knew” not to pursue it.

08/04/2018 - 12:02pm The real “what I want to…

The real “what I want to know” is about when others in the media learned about this and didn’t report it. As we saw with the Weinstein awfulness, so many people in the media knew what was happening and wouldn’t report on it. I would bet my bottom dollar that the article that started this would have never been published had he still been with ESPN. I can absolutely envision a “if you report this, you lose access” situation.

08/01/2018 - 1:39pm "I emphatically state it's…

"I emphatically state it's very possible EW took proper action based on his knowledge and position."

This.  Title IX investigations are confidential, so he (or any of them) could have and no one would ever know (or be able to know).

08/01/2018 - 1:38pm " This is nothing like the…

" This is nothing like the Mike Mcqueary thing"

I wouldn't be so quick to jump to that about any individuals involved in that program or university because... Title IX.  It would depend an awful lot on whether they were someone required to report under Title IX if it were something that Title IX required be reported (which is a likely "yes").

07/19/2018 - 8:05pm The issue is that they are…

The issue is that they are having a harder time getting kids that can pass the physical fitness requirements.

07/19/2018 - 1:05pm Wow... a Kelly Baraka…

Wow... a Kelly Baraka reference...

07/19/2018 - 12:20pm Exactly.  That people have a…

Exactly.  That people have a hard time understanding how fundamentally flawed, and disconnected from what they purport to claim, these studies are is actually pretty shocking to me.

07/19/2018 - 11:10am Or a comparison to other…

Or a comparison to other sports or non-athletes or to a representative sample of just football players in general.  If we're going to be really intellectual honest about the topic of CTE in football it really should be noted that all of the studies most accurately would be called "a study of football players who have died, who before they died exhibited signs that might be indicative of CTE so we looked at those but didn't look at any who didn't exhibit pre-death signs of CTE and so didn't include those non-occurrences within our study".

07/19/2018 - 12:30am He's not wrong about CTE. …

He's not wrong about CTE.  That's not going to be a popular comment here, but it's true.