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11/19/2018 - 7:36pm Someone criticizing someone…

Someone criticizing someone else’s spelling who then goes on to confuse “has a beat on” and “has a bead on” is kind of funny...

11/19/2018 - 7:08pm I mean... it really did. We…

I mean... it really did. We had a brilliant game plan for dealing with their offense until Barrett got hurt (and then their offense instantly morphed into this year’s version passing the ball - which no one could have expected).

11/19/2018 - 3:48pm LOL.  Yep!  Too funny...

LOL.  Yep!  Too funny...

11/19/2018 - 3:43pm Ah.  That's what threw me. …

Ah.  That's what threw me.  That's not NaCl, it's SiO2...

11/19/2018 - 3:28pm These are great (as a total…

These are great (as a total rock hound)!  I'm curious what I'm missing, though, with the relevance...

11/14/2018 - 12:33pm I really wish we would do…

I really wish we would do what USC and UCLA do and just both wear home uniforms.

11/11/2018 - 1:11pm “we played poorly”

Uh…

“we played poorly”

Uh... what?

11/11/2018 - 8:13am He’s not going for a medical…

He’s not going for a medical redshirt...

11/07/2018 - 9:16am Unless, of course, that…

Unless, of course, that individual who leaves provides an experience and skill set that isn't easily (and/or immediately) replicated by a replacement.

11/03/2018 - 11:31pm His tackle on the following…

His tackle on the following kickoff was pretty damn awesome.

11/02/2018 - 9:07pm So are they just…

So are they just placeholders for SAE during their absence, or what?

11/02/2018 - 2:17am LOL, ok, right...

LOL, ok, right...

11/01/2018 - 9:31pm “...thought they were girl…

“...thought they were girl uniforms.”

NTTAWWT...

11/01/2018 - 9:03pm This technically isn’t…

This technically isn’t correct. It is a system that awards a champion through the AFCA, rather than to determine a champion (like in the other levels of NCAA football and virtually every other NCAA sport). That’s why you don’t see the FBS “national champion” receive the traditional NCAA national championship trophy/plaque.

11/01/2018 - 8:41pm Was that a fullback? In a…

Was that a fullback? In a spread offense? I’m impressed!

11/01/2018 - 1:30pm I don't think it was luck. …

I don't think it was luck.  I'm convinced that was an essential element in the consideration of who would be the hire at that point in time.

10/30/2018 - 11:49am Do not care.

Do not care.

10/29/2018 - 12:58pm I was thinking this exact…

I was thinking this exact same thing.  I am absolutely convinced that's what tripped us up last year against OSU.  We had a complete game plan for Barrett (that was brilliant), but didn't have a plan for the contingency of a QB that could actually present a threat passing.

10/29/2018 - 7:14am What sport do they play?

What sport do they play?

10/28/2018 - 11:11am That will be one of the best…

That will be one of the best decisions of your entire life (having done it both ways).

A bit of a brain dump on my experience doing this:

Bring a lot of snacks. The dinner car is pretty ok (all things considered), but I don’t recall the snack bar/bar car being all that decent. The dinner car is group seating, so plan to sit with someone you’ve never met before. Definitely get off and walk around on the platform on some stops (some stops are quick, others are longer for fuel, etc.). Didn’t have an issue with motion sickness at all. It will take longer than you think it will. Do not plan on having much in the way of internet or cell connectivity - even though the cars technically are WiFi capable, they still depend upon pulling a signal from cell towers (and most cell towers are oriented to highways and population centers and trains are...not). Definitely a neat, different way to travel (particularly if you’re not in a hurry). I would do it again, but ONLY with a sleeper cabin.

10/28/2018 - 11:11am That will be one of the best…

That will be one of the best decisions of your entire life (having done it both ways).

A bit of a brain dump on my experience doing this:

Bring a lot of snacks. The dinner car is pretty ok (all things considered), but I don’t recall the snack bar/bar car being all that decent. The dinner car is group seating, so plan to sit with someone you’ve never met before. Definitely get off and walk around on the platform on some stops (some stops are quick, others are longer for fuel, etc.). Didn’t have an issue with motion sickness at all. It will take longer than you think it will. Do not plan on having much in the way of internet or cell connectivity - even though the cars technically are WiFi capable, they still depend upon pulling a signal from cell towers (and most cell towers are oriented to highways and population centers and trains are...not). Definitely a neat, different way to travel (particularly if you’re not in a hurry). I would do it again, but ONLY with a sleeper cabin.

10/28/2018 - 7:45am Do you have a coach seat or…

Do you have a coach seat or a cabin? My thoughts/recommendations on Amtrak travel will depend greatly upon that answer...

10/28/2018 - 7:40am If you’re listening to…

If you’re listening to Gladwell’s podcasts, an easy audiobook choice would be pretty much any of his books.

10/27/2018 - 7:24pm He missed a full series and…

He missed a full series and then looked really shaky on the first one he was back in for (and then, I believe, it was halftime), so that’s really not a particularly fair criticism.

10/27/2018 - 8:22am That’s fine, if that’s the…

That’s fine, if that’s the case, but the rules expert should probably be expected to know that there is more than one “indicator” for targeting and what happened here clearly met one of the others. Again, don’t agree with it, just pointing out the ridiculousness of it.

10/27/2018 - 8:18am “t was face mask to face…

“t was face mask to face mask contact.”

That’s exactly the reason it should have been called, per the rule (not saying that I agree with it). The post below by newtopos states the rule.

10/26/2018 - 10:09pm Uh... a lot were mad at him…

Uh... a lot were mad at him and still are.

10/26/2018 - 10:07pm It doesn’t have to be with…

It doesn’t have to be with the crown of the helmet if it’s to the head or neck area of a defenseless receiver. The explanation on that (ie that there was no launching) made NO sense whatsoever.

10/26/2018 - 9:57pm Shhh... you’re not allowed…

Shhh... you’re not allowed to say that!

10/26/2018 - 7:12pm It’s there. It’s sort of a…

It’s there. It’s sort of a Where’s Waldo deal...

10/25/2018 - 2:14pm This is one of the greatest…

This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. A thing of true beauty. I have tears in my eyes. Well done!

10/25/2018 - 7:02am I’m not sure I would say …

I’m not sure I would say “wasted” if it makes a point. That said, it’s easier to type out some sentences between doing other things than sitting and watching fifteen minutes straight of something. I do realize it may sound absurd to some, but for many the idea of sitting and watching something that long in a single block, without pre-allocation of that time, isn’t a thing that happens in life anymore. At fifteen minutes it clocks in just a bit shorter than a thirty minute sitcom without commercials (or watching it on a DVR), and there is plenty out there about how much viewing habits of even those is down...

10/25/2018 - 12:52am You do realize that the…

You do realize that the point was not reading for fifteen minutes, but rather taking fifteen minutes to read something that should take five minutes to read, right? Beyond obvious point: it takes longer to read something that you have to wait for the closed captions to come up on, as the words are spoken, than it would if you were reading it as intact text.

10/25/2018 - 12:34am TLDW.

TLDW.

10/24/2018 - 11:20pm Very true on all accounts…

Very true on all accounts. You know what a summary does more effectively than its lack thereof, though? Make someone actually want to allocate fifteen minutes to listening to it (rather than the myriad of other things that need reading or listening to).

I honestly don’t get why that is an unreasonable ask when pretty much every other post here of its type includes that, and if it doesn’t is extensively criticized.

10/24/2018 - 10:46pm 100% agree on this. Video v…

100% agree on this. Video v. Text is a fine distinction to make (and one based on preference), so that would have been a far more legitimate ask.

10/24/2018 - 10:43pm Again, I didn’t say…

Again, I didn’t say transcription (and I’m absolutely willing to bet that isn’t what the guy was asking for).

10/24/2018 - 10:38pm I realize it’s easy to pile…

I realize it’s easy to pile on the guy, but he didn’t ask for a transcription.

10/24/2018 - 10:34pm Except it then takes 15…

Except it then takes 15 minutes to read. And, for what it’s worth, I didn’t say transcription, but rather summary. Not the same thing.

The standard practice here is to do just what he asked for (albeit not in the way that he asked) and summarize the contents. If you disagree, consider that the coaches and player pressers are transcribed here, by the actual contributors to the site, not posted as videos. And almost every time an audio or video link is posted as a board topic it includes a summary/write up. What was asked was NOT unreasonable.

10/24/2018 - 10:17pm A summary?

A summary? Like every other board topic posted here (that isn’t negged into Bolivia)?

10/24/2018 - 1:20pm Blown reads, yes, BUT what…

Blown reads, yes, BUT what he ended up with is still more conservative than the worst case scenario that could have come from the other choice...

10/24/2018 - 12:48pm “I get the feeling Harbaugh…

“I get the feeling Harbaugh has been relying on Shea as little as possible while he works on getting him more comfortable instead of trying to re-write his instincts.”

I’m pretty confident it’s actually the exact opposite and that he IS trying to re-write his instincts. What we are seeing is the product of Harbaugh’s coaching to make him MORE patient and less of a “gunslinger” type QB. If you compare his play this year to his play at Ole Miss it is like watching a completely different QB.

10/23/2018 - 7:39pm One of the very few timed a …

One of the very few times a +1 should be given by all not for content (although, yes true), but rather a well placed username. Well done!

10/22/2018 - 4:25pm I was just being sarcastic …

I was just being sarcastic (in a funny) way to your prior post.  Definitely agree that they SHOULD have offered him.  My main point (albeit not well, or at all, articulated) was that an offer isn't a necessary element of being recruited.

10/22/2018 - 3:19pm It's certainly possible that…

It's certainly possible that Rivals is literally wrong, but it looks like Michigan literally did recruit Rondale Moore.

https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2018/rondale-moore-181082#school-interests

10/22/2018 - 1:21pm Rondale Moore was HIGHLY…

Rondale Moore was HIGHLY recruited (including by Michigan). He wasn’t just some random sleeper that Purdue happened to uncover by chance that no one else knew about. In other words, it’s not like Purdue has a magic formula for identifying and recruiting guys like him. He ended up there the right way: relationship development.

So, yes. We are recruiting guys like Rondale Moore. Including, quite literally, Rondale Moore.

10/21/2018 - 11:14am The reply to that tweet…

The reply to that tweet pointing out that MSU gaining more yards on their “walk” than they did all game was gold.

10/20/2018 - 6:30pm “maybe he should grow up and…

“maybe he should grow up and dump the charlie sheen vaughn haircut..”

You mean the haircut he doesn’t have anymore?

10/20/2018 - 8:52am You can start at the…

You can start at the beginning of the game after it starts on the Fox Sports Go app?

10/20/2018 - 7:21am Shhh....! You’re not allowed…

Shhh....! You’re not allowed to say that...