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03/13/2012 - 1:58am Geographical consideration in

Geographical consideration in the pods doesn't extend beyond the 4 seeds

01/17/2012 - 2:23am Kissing the S goes back at

Kissing the S goes back to at least Respert.  If you're gonna be an ass on a rival's board, then you should at least have your facts straight.

01/09/2010 - 1:22am That bylaw seems fairly vague

That bylaw seems fairly vague to me. It states that the committee must award

at least 50 percent of the championship field to conferences that meet automatic-qualification criteria and provide a play-in criteria. The remaining 50 percent of the championship field shall be reserved for at-large teams.

I don't think that the bolded sections quite mesh. Are they aiming for a true 50/50 split, or are automatic qualifiers more important?
On top of that there is already an exception for football, and the phrase "sufficient number of applications" probably has some wiggle room.

I took that from 31.3.4.7.1 Team Sports Other Than Men’s Basketball

I don't think the bylaws are a hindrance to this playoff proposal, but hopefully somebody that has a better grasp of them can explain it to me.

12/01/2009 - 8:17pm Eh, you're just pissed that

Eh, you're just pissed that you were so wrong about Izzo.

12/01/2009 - 8:16pm I came on too strong in my

I came on too strong in my original post, but Brian's take on the first Winston assault has been grating on me for a year.

He's wrong in treating the first Winston fight like everything is cut and dry, when it’s really a jumbled mess. Claiming that Sturges was innocent is an example of that. Despite what the “witnesses” (fellow hockey players and their friends) have to say, he was involved to some extent. Another thing is the belief that Winston beat on Sturges so badly that he had to be hospitalized (though not mentioned in this post, Brian has mentioned it before, and it does appear to be the prevailing view on this site). Based on Sturges own words, it’s more likely that his severe injuries came from falling to the ground after he was hit. Same legal outcome, but two drastically different events.

Michigan State has had 20% of its entire team involved in unprovoked violence against other students for two consecutive years.

The 20% number isn’t true for last year’s fight and I think it’s an overestimation for the recent assault as well. And last year’s incident was not an unprovoked act.

it seems reasonable to think that light punishment from Dantonio and the school for the first one may well have emboldened the players to do it again the second time

Brian also said that the current incident was caused by last year’s incident. I think that’s quite a stretch. If they felt the punishment was light, then why the ski masks? The “light punishment” (multi-game suspension, jail time) didn’t cause the second attack; it just changed where it happened.

I’m not saying any of this to justify the actions of Dantonio or anybody on the football team. Winston should have been kicked off the team last year, as should any goons involved in this year’s assault. There should also be jail time. I just think it’s funny that Brian’s attitude on this story seems so similar to the msm attitude that he regularly rails on.

And why are people so surprised and pissed that Rosenberg is acting like this? Writers have to get in their licks when they have the chance because winning makes everything else irrelevant. Right now MSU is winning (yeah, 6-6 is winning for that program) and Michigan isn't. It's that simple. Win and it all goes away.

12/01/2009 - 1:42pm Rosenberg dislikes Rodriguez

Rosenberg dislikes Rodriguez and that has been obvious for quite a while. But apparently that bias draws readers, so the Freep isn't going to do anything about it.

It's also clear that Brian has no fucking clue what he's talking about in regards to the incidents at State, yet he continues to talk out his ass about them.

It's funny to see so much bias in a post about bias. Understandable, but still funny.

11/06/2009 - 7:59pm Your numbers are still very

Your numbers are still very wrong. I'm going to ignore the work you did for 4 year averages, because in this case, you mucked it up badly. Here are the actual average wins per season for the last 4 msu coaches:

Saban 7
Williams 5.34
Smith 5.5
Dantonio 7 (assuming a 5-7 record this year)

The part that confuses me the most is that you think Dantonio started with a 4 win season. He went 7-6 his first year in East Lansing.

11/06/2009 - 4:12pm At 10-2, it seems like Notre

At 10-2, it seems like Notre Dame would be pretty close to snagging an auto bid to one of those games.

11/06/2009 - 4:06pm If Dantonio loses out this

If Dantonio loses out this year, and goes winless next year, he'll still be averaging 5 wins a year for his time at MSU. What exactly are your numbers supposed to show, because it definitely isn't reality.

11/04/2009 - 3:20pm The only real solution to the

The only real solution to the replay mess is to scrap the system. Then they can (they won't) fix the clock rules and give us back the football that's been stolen from the fans.

10/25/2009 - 3:25am He was also an undergrad at

He was also an undergrad at Notre Dame.

10/19/2009 - 1:09pm You yell at yourself for

You yell at yourself for having comcast.

10/16/2009 - 12:26pm You're Welcome

Sorry for not linking that guide and forcing you to look it up.

I think that the measurements and spacing requirements only apply to new stadiums, which is nice, but the no benches thing applies to all World Cup stadiums. If all of that is correct, I'm curious as to what the Big House capacity would be with seats instead of bleachers.

10/15/2009 - 6:53pm "The wording is vague on

"The wording is vague on whether bleachers are considered actual seats or not." No, it's not. From Fifa's Football Stadiums: Technical recommendations and requirements - 4th Edition:

All spectators should be seated. Seats must be individual, affixed to the structure and comfortably shaped, with backrests of a minimum height of 30cm to provide support.
To ensure a minimum level of comfort, “tractor-style” seats, with only a tiny flange purporting to represent a backrest, are not acceptable. The provision of backrests also helps to prevent the highly dangerous forward surge of spectators which frequently took place on the old standing terraces whenever a goal was scored and which still happens today in some stadiums where the seats have no backrests. Standing viewing areas and benches of any kind are not acceptable under any circumstances for the
FIFA World Cup.

There are also specifications on leg room and distance between seats.

09/11/2009 - 1:24pm I thought you said this would

I thought you said this would be amusing.

09/10/2009 - 1:07pm Shouldn't RR already have

Shouldn't RR already have more than enough incentive to try and win a MNC? Shouldn't most college coaches?

09/08/2009 - 12:32pm Who are the Corches and why

Who are the Corches and why do they have their own poll?

08/25/2009 - 5:23pm He also didn't know that the

He also didn't know that the suspect, identified as a 17-year-old former student at Hillsdale, was armed with a chainsaw and a sword with a 2-foot blade.

How did he not know?

08/25/2009 - 5:17pm Based on location in the AP

Based on location in the AP and Coaches others receiving votes category, I'd say that it's mid to high 50s. Even with such a marquee name, that's going to be difficult to overcome.

08/22/2009 - 11:29pm Sweet Jesus, that must have

Sweet Jesus, that must have been a ton of work. Thanks for doing it.

08/21/2009 - 2:09pm http://www.sportingnews.com/b

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the_sporting_blog/entry/view/30796/lou…

I guess you can sell alcohol if you want to.

08/21/2009 - 12:18pm Didn't that only count QBs

Didn't that only count QBs who missed games to injuries? At the bare minimum, I would expect a starting QB to miss a couple of series per season due to some sort of injury.

08/21/2009 - 11:49am Leak and Tebow did not share

Leak and Tebow did not share the QB job at Florida. I don't think that a true two QB system has ever worked, but more than one QB will definitely see the field this year.

08/20/2009 - 9:00pm It's 12 games over 10 years,

It's 12 games over 10 years, so they aren't going to be playing all 3 in 1 season.

http://www.ncaapalace.com/component/sports/michiganstate/ncaaf/futuresc…

Not a complete future schedule, but you can see that State has some games with South Florida, Alabama and West Virginia mixed in as well.

08/19/2009 - 4:54pm Where did you pull the raw

Where did you pull the raw data from?

08/19/2009 - 4:19pm Redundant

playing QB for the Lions=failing as a QB

08/19/2009 - 4:16pm beat me to it

beat me to it

08/17/2009 - 11:36pm Bailey's pose is nationally

Bailey's pose is nationally and historically insignificant. Until you mentioned it, I had never even heard of it.

And technically speaking, Howard didn't get the pose correct either.

08/15/2009 - 2:04am I think it's probably

I think it's probably U-verse. Their captioning is a pain in the ass to use.

08/14/2009 - 3:22pm "Hitting someone in the head

"Hitting someone in the head who isn't provoking you, looking at you, in any way interacting with you, or even aware of you so hard that his brain bleeds is 100% reprehensible and indicative of some severe emotional or psychological issues."

That's not what happened.

08/14/2009 - 1:07pm I wonder if Rob Parker's

I wonder if Rob Parker's handling of this story last fall is impacting how the Detroit media covers it this time around.

08/13/2009 - 10:43pm The Big 10's not slow, it's

The Big 10's not slow, it's just that the SEC is really, really fast.

08/13/2009 - 3:30pm solid analysis

solid analysis

08/12/2009 - 11:56pm You gotta get firefox. Right

You gotta get firefox. Right Click, View Image

08/12/2009 - 11:47pm I thought each sport had it's

I thought each sport had it's own APR score.

08/12/2009 - 11:22pm Strictly from a location

Strictly from a location standpoint I like the idea of swapping the Alamo Bowl for the Holiday Bowl. Plus domes suck.

08/12/2009 - 7:05pm Does this essentially kill

Does this essentially kill their program?

08/12/2009 - 6:54pm Going to the Rose Bowl is

Going to the Rose Bowl is nice, but I think that winning the Big 10 is more important than what bowl you end up in (unless said bowl is the BCS title game).

08/12/2009 - 6:33pm Only the dumbest of the dumb

Only the dumbest of the dumb could think that the Big East is better than the Big Ten in football.

08/12/2009 - 6:14pm State was playing for a split

State was playing for a split title even after Michigan lost to tOSU.

08/10/2009 - 7:39pm All that is pretty bad, but I

All that is pretty bad, but I think that the worst thing they do is when they show an upcoming play right before the commercials.

08/10/2009 - 1:57pm Yeah, but that doesn't make

Yeah, but that doesn't make year old bumps any less annoying.

08/10/2009 - 1:17am I think that there's an

I think that there's an MGoPoster using that pic as his avatar. I know that's a completely useless bit of information but thought I'd share it anyway.

08/10/2009 - 1:11am They didn't have new original

They didn't have new original programming, but they did have a day dedicated to each school. They would show a few of the university's greatest games, big ten short stories and greatest stories. Just prior to this current loop of campus programming they had Northwestern day and I think they had Michigan State day earlier in the same week.

I think that Greatest Stories is probably the content you're looking for and it's pretty good, although I don't think they exist for every school yet.

08/09/2009 - 7:57pm RR had already won a Big East

RR had already won a Big East title at WVU before Dantonio even coached a game for Cinci. You can also add in that Cincinnati had just recently joined the Big East and that WVU is historically more successful than UC.

I'm not saying that Rodriguez didn't outcoach or outrecruit Dantonio (I wouldn't know; I didn't watch the games, and beating =/= outcoaching), but I do think that it should be obvious that the two men were on a fairly uneven playing field.

08/09/2009 - 6:37pm what a disaster

what a disaster

08/07/2009 - 4:38pm Why is this being talked

Why is this being talked about again? Did fox sports repost this as if it were new?

08/04/2009 - 6:56pm The weed didn't break his

The weed didn't break his collarbone multiple times, so I find it difficult to blame his disaster of an nfl career on drugs.

08/03/2009 - 7:01pm Why? They probably would

Why? They probably would have been a BCS at large and still playing in a great bowl.

08/03/2009 - 6:37pm If Michigan State had won a

If Michigan State had won a share of the B10 by beating PSU, would it really have mattered that they weren't going to the Rose Bowl?