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09/10/2018 - 2:01pm It was not. But you can…

No, no, it wasn't. But you can imagine what it'd be like if it had been!

Better. It would have been much better.

09/10/2018 - 1:04pm Sort of surprising Toledo…

Sort of surprising Toledo got a home and home. Miami has little to gain but I think they save some dough by making the return trip right? Costs more to just buy a home game from a MAC snack. And honestly the Rockets should be competitive.

09/10/2018 - 1:35am Nagy had some nice looks…

Nagy had some nice looks drawn up early for Bears offense but doesn't appear he has a full playbook installed yet. Removing Howard and passing out of shotgun on 3rd and 1 in the RZ with a chance to put things away was bad. And even with only a 20-17 point lead I was thinking he should go for it on 4th there.

Credit to Rodgers. The guy is a winner and put together the biggest comeback in franchise history on a gimpy leg in a rivalry game. Packers have really failed him over the years by not spending on FAs.

09/06/2018 - 12:38pm Great stuff! The text…

Great stuff! The text overlays are good but it would be nice to have voiceover as well if you have considered adding it for a bit if detail and to break the silence.

I thought the 2nd play "jump ball" was pass interference. Borderline call but it didn't get tipped and the defender sort of climbs him to go up for it. Looks like an "over the back" call in basketball.

09/05/2018 - 2:11pm The Belichick effect. His…

The Belichick effect. His assistants find opportunities elsewhere but haven't exactly lit it up. Good luck, Lions.

09/03/2018 - 7:42pm Why would that be a smart…

Why would that be a smart decision? Based on the "2 point conversions are a slightly favorable coin flip" theory? How was it a "textbook" situation relative to going for 2 on the Ambry TD when it was 21-9?

09/03/2018 - 5:53pm FYI that comment was a joke…

FYI that comment was a joke that seeing "OT" provoked PTSD because our OL struggled vs ND. But LSA made it a PSA on whether NFL is "OT" for board posts. TMYK.

08/29/2018 - 11:44pm That has been the story for…

That has been the story for Wisconsin this decade. With a #4 preseason ranking and a relatively soft schedule, this is the year for Chryst to prove he can take them over the top. I'm bullish on the Badgers but history makes it hard to see them as a national title contender.

08/27/2018 - 4:46pm Singleton working at MLB? Is…

Singleton working at MLB? Is that new? Thought he was going at WLB but maybe there was chatter he could do both. I guess MLB would be the path to seeing the field with the 2s right now.

08/27/2018 - 3:57pm WR Greg Mailey



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WR Greg Mailey

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08/27/2018 - 1:38pm I have no independent…

I have no independent understanding of this. Nor do I know whether MGoUser Max does. But he said this in the Herbert welcome post:

"there are some disconcerting deficiencies in his understanding of [squat] execution"

And from an Arkansas board:

"He does focus a lot on legs and back. Which, honestly, can slow a player down a bit. IMO, this emphasis in training has contributed to the foot injuries we've seen here."

S&C is an easy scapegoat and I don't have enough evidence to suggest anything other than coincidence, but ultimately it seemed worth discussing in light of the Black injury.

08/27/2018 - 1:21pm I'm not even saying he was…

I'm not even saying he was responsible for injuries at Arkansas. Just sharing something that came up from their fans on Reddit CFB discussing the Black injury.

08/27/2018 - 12:54pm I'm admittedly risking…

I'm admittedly risking concern trolling here but Hogs fans warned of foot injuries when we signed Herbert. They suffered 6 in his last 2 years. FWIW I can't find any evidence it was an issue at Wisconsin so I'll lean towards sour grapes and unfortunate coincidence.

https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-football-foot-injuries-alexy-jean-baptiste

08/27/2018 - 12:44pm At risk of concern trolling,…

Get well soon, Tarik.

08/25/2018 - 12:21am Honestly Rudock looks pretty…

Honestly Rudock looks pretty good just about every time he gets action. I don't hate on Stafford but that contract extension means the Lions can't trade him if they stink. Given the Cassel signing it wouldn't surprise me if they deal Jake since he has no shot at the job and might fetch an immediately useful return. Of course in that scenario he surely becomes Brady 2.0 and leaves Detroit fans wondering what could have been!

08/23/2018 - 1:50pm Damn that dude could change…

Damn that dude could change direction like nobody. Otherworldly combination of vision and ability to cut on a dime.

08/10/2018 - 12:48am Great stuff, Matt. Really…

Great stuff, Matt. Really enjoy the video breakdowns and what you bring to the site for hoops.

08/08/2018 - 9:57am Only complaint here is that…

Only complaint here is that Milk Duds are gross. Otherwise spot on.

08/07/2018 - 12:35am I never crucified the…

I never crucified the players. And this blog is known for it's stance that players get shit on under the current power structure. Penalized for the bad decisions of the millionaires responsible for keeping them in line with the rules of even richer millionaires.

So if it turns out Harbaugh:

- Knew about a local establishment regularly buying gear from players in exchange for tattoos and a place to chill and maybe puff a bowl and play Call of Duty

- Lied to the NCAA about it

- Had coverage from the AD until the heat forced their hand

Then we can talk. And I might even agree that OSU penalties were harsh relative to what else we've seen in "amateur" athletics.

Until then shut the fuck up.

08/07/2018 - 12:20am Must have missed that story,…

Must have missed that story, though it surely came up on the board in the past. Awesome dude to support the school; kind of unfair to build a powerhouse that way but also lame for opponents to forfeit games.

08/07/2018 - 12:16am Congrats to Mr. Poggi. Got a…

Congrats to Mr. Poggi. Got a look in Oakland and happy to see the Patriots bringing him in. He will be battling for a spot on the practice squad and can't hurt to have another audition on tape if it doesn't work out.

08/06/2018 - 11:55pm Also misses that the dealer…

Also misses that the dealer said he bought Michigan gear, as noted by others below. Turns out OP really buried the lede. He can't edit, but I expect that aspect of the story will have it's own post soon enough.

08/06/2018 - 11:48pm This is a curious comment…

This is a curious comment after reading M gear (along with Cal and Marquette) mentioned in the post about UNC players selling shoes... and the user who claims Poole sells stuff on his IG... WD you better be clean!

Joking aside, I expect compliance to look into that guy calling us out. Plenty of ways to acquire them that don't involve player violations and I hope nothing turns up.

08/06/2018 - 2:05pm Saying "everyone knew he was…

Saying "everyone knew he was a big loss" isn't really correct either. Most people liked him and wanted him in the class but the official exit post and board post are mostly well-wishing without much extreme opinion on either side.

Brian - "Dillon is an excellent athlete who is a coup for BC; Michigan looks like they'll be fine at RB for the next couple years either way."

Magnus - "Well, we've lost our second-best RB in the class. Samuels would be our first-best"

I don't think the coaches whiffed or anything. We had a lot of backs in the fold and were honest about that possibility he would end up at LB. AJ appears to have made a great decision and has exceeded all reasonable expectations.

08/05/2018 - 4:18pm Post history says not so…

Post history says not so fast my friend... maybe you were just inadequately prepared.

08/05/2018 - 4:11pm Well, at least you beat the…

Well, at least you beat the board to calling yourself out.

07/30/2018 - 5:05pm Doesn't sound good for Jake…

Doesn't sound good for Jake. Those run stopping numbers are impressive. Hope he can recover and get back to that form.

(Tried to insert my first .gif on the new site but this 2MB file limit is pretty restrictive so I guess it's this one.)

 

 

07/30/2018 - 9:10am Best of luck to KW. Who do…

Best of luck to KW. Who do we expect picks up his snaps among Taylor/Samuels/Wilson?

07/29/2018 - 12:55pm Many blue blood fanbases…

Many blue blood fanbases understandably fall into the "expecting greatness". But I think M fans have their own brand and you make a fair case for the impact this has on the question of "upsets."

I think it's important to enjoy what you get even when it falls short of greatness. That feels more like an individual fan issue, as it has taken me until mid-30s to genuinely step back from the negative emotion of losing and not taking wins for granted.

Do you think M fans, collectively, are worse at this relative to say... ND/Texas/Nebraska? "Wine and cheese" has some overlap, and we definitely get that one.

06/25/2018 - 7:58pm Winning percentages at…

Winning percentages at current school:

Meyer .901

Chryst .821

Harbaugh .718

Dantonio .690

Franklin: 679

 

Dantonio had some early lean years and gets a recency bump but everyone else has been around a similar period. It's Urban and everyone else, everyone pretty close behind if you consider competition for Chryst is worth a couple games.

06/22/2018 - 9:30pm Very crafty work by OP

Very crafty work by OP

06/21/2018 - 12:25am I think it might be sorted…

I think it might be sorted on number of bets placed.

06/20/2018 - 11:40pm Since I can't edit my…

Since I can't edit my replies I will have to keep adding on with new ones... I see no value on M at 3/1. Says less about my confidence in the team and more about the fact you will get way better odds if they lose one of Wisconsin/PSU/MSU. M is likely still around 3/1 if they cruise through the Maryland game. So why not wait until we can see some games and have some data points on whether that's a smart bet?

I would probably play USC at 10/1 and UCF at 40/1. Might be longshots but if either stays undefeated through week 7 you aren't getting anything close to those numbers, imho.

06/20/2018 - 11:24pm Washington is also 3/1. So…

Washington is also 3/1. So even setting aside the fact that odds are not an endorsement of probability (which you correctly noted), this doesn't really peg us as the 4th playoff team.

06/20/2018 - 11:22pm I'm not a gambler but I…

I'm not a gambler but I think 3/2 odds for Georgia are better than 3/1 odds for Michigan.

06/09/2018 - 11:00pm *Blue to the Day

*Blue to the Day

06/09/2018 - 10:59pm See for yourself... if I…

See for yourself... if I could embed I would. Watch at your own peril. https://youtu.be/EX9mzXQukTE

As for whatever Blue Boy thinks was "deep": not intending to impress anyone here, if that's the suggestion. I have my own experiences with mental illness, personally and friends/family. Today was an interesting one that fell in line with the OP's question. Rarely go to the board with any "cool story bro" personal anecdotes but this is the drinking thread, so... draw your own conclusions why I shared.

06/09/2018 - 10:32pm I have a friend who called…

I have a friend who called me to hang out. We aren't that close and I didn't know he was in town. He tells me he is going through a divorce and needs to just chill and get drunk. He then tells me he is bipolar and has never told any of our mutual friends. He tells me his wife called his family saying he needs to come back to Chicago because he is ill. He tells me he was in a clinic for 10 days but is all good. We watch Canadian gangster rap videos filmed at his condo after his wife moved out. He tells me some stories that stretch my limits to not judge bipolar individuals as "crazy." We eat delicious Puerto Rican food.

06/09/2018 - 9:45pm Drinking Tito's and lemonade…

Drinking Tito's and lemonade with a friend who is in town because he's going through a divorce and his wife told his family he is going through a bad enough bipolar episode to get him to come back to Chicago. He agreed and is out from 10 days in a clinic getting evaluated. Had no idea about his diagnosis and we aren't that close and I don't really know why he trusted me to just lay it out there. Fortunately I'm familiar with the territory and he's on his meds but it's been interesting. We did smash some amazing Puerto Rican food; jibaritos are the shit.

05/22/2018 - 9:43am No problem Pete and it's

No problem Pete and it's generally not a deleteable offense. I'm just doing my part to be the MGoThatGuy who points out it was linked on the front page. Someone else was supposed to reply and say "I don't always catch the stuff on the front page and appreciate that it's on the board now."

05/21/2018 - 10:42pm Feel like I've seen this

Feel like I've seen this somewhere...

05/21/2018 - 6:26pm Pequods is kind of Chicago/Detroit style hybrid.

Pequods is kind of Chicago/Detroit style hybrid. And it is glorious.

05/17/2018 - 2:37am What is the precedent for this kind of comeback?

What is the precedent for this kind of comeback? At age 31 his velocity was gone and he was giving up the most runs in the AL. At 35 he is back near triple digits and a potential Cy Young candidate. JV is known for being staunchly against PEDs, advocating for stiffer penalties and more frequent testing. Skeptics from the Cano thread (looking at you stephenrjking), you think the pitcher doth protest too much?

05/10/2018 - 11:57am Well said. First reply and best reply.

Well said. First reply and best reply.

05/10/2018 - 11:55am The crazy thing is that if you trade LeBron for

The crazy thing is that if you trade LeBron for Zach Lavine, the Bulls and Cavs basically switch places and Bron probably takes Chicago to the Finals.

05/04/2018 - 4:59pm Oops

Replied to wrong comment

05/01/2018 - 5:56pm You're ready for your

You're ready for your appearance in the Houston 500?

(NSFW for those who might consider Googling)

04/29/2018 - 12:16pm Too

Too soon

04/23/2018 - 1:27pm ah, fuck it
04/20/2018 - 10:53pm NFL falls, NBA rises, professional video gaming

NFL falls, NBA rises, professional video gaming topples both easily