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12/01/2018 - 5:22pm That's right, forgot about…

That's right, forgot about the SEC tie in to the Sugar Bowl.  Thanks.

12/01/2018 - 5:17pm Question:  If Bama loses and…

Question:  If Bama loses and doesn't get into the playoff, what are the chances we draw them in a NY6 game?

11/25/2018 - 3:34pm Well, perhaps Hoke shouldn't…

Well, perhaps Hoke shouldn't have been doing that, and he wouldn't have lost to the Marylands and Minnesotas of the world. 

Say what you will about Harbaugh, in games that matter (regular season games, not meaningless bowl games) the only terrible loss in my eyes is 2016 Iowa, and we all know about Night Kinnick.  If you want to throw in 2017 MSU, fine, but the lack of a functioning QB and the weather are mitigating.  Honestly, all of 2017 was a mess due to the QB situation, but even so he won every game you would expect and was in every other minus PSU.  Here's the final CFP rankings for every regular season loss except the above two:

2015: #3 MSU (flukiest play of all time), #7 OSU, #22 Utah (first game, night road game)

2016: #3 OSU (ref screw job)

2017: #5 OSU, #6 Wisconsin, #9 PSU

2018: Likely #3 ND, Likely top 5 OSU  

So, excusing the first game of his UM career and two meaningless bowl losses, he's lost 10 games:  3 to playoff teams, 2 to the first team out, and 3 more to teams ranked between 6th and 9th in the final CFP poll.  That's 80% of his meaningful losses.  The other two were at Night Kinnick and to MSU without a QB in a monsoon.

I guess what I'm getting at is, unlike his two predecessors, he's won almost every game he should.  Maybe that's because he knows the talent hasn't been there across the board to look ahead to any one game.  You say Hoke did so with OSU, yet the only time he beat them was when they were mediocre, and even that wouldn't have happened if Braxton Miller doesn't over throw a guy behind the defense with a minute left.

It seems the talent is in place to consistently beat MSU and PSU, but not yet OSU.  Until that time, I'll gladly take a coach that gets us to that game with everything in reach and take our chances.  Maybe that time will never come, I'm sure the SEC has been saying the same thing about Alabama for 10 years.  OSU is a juggernaut on our schedule every year, one that every other non SEC West team doesn't have standing in their way.  I think it will, but if it doesn't, it's not because of Harbaugh.  There are plenty of other coaches that won't beat OSU either, but not many that will have the success outside of that game that Harbaugh has attained in 4 short years.

11/23/2018 - 4:30pm And so he spoke, and so he…

And so he spoke, and so he spoke

That coach of OSU

But now his lies have been exposed

And his brain's turned to goo

11/20/2018 - 1:48pm Also, Jourdan Lewis being…

Also, Jourdan Lewis being held, which turned into a block in the back.

 

How about the PI called on a pass 8 feet over Samuel's head in the 4th quarter.

 

Or the non-call PI on the 3rd down pass to Perry in our second OT possession.

11/14/2018 - 7:09pm First page of this thread…

First page of this thread hasn't aged well.

10/13/2018 - 3:27pm Charlie Batch thinks he's…

Charlie Batch thinks he's slow.

10/13/2018 - 1:05pm Line to gain was the 42,…

Line to gain was the 42, which Weber was short of.  Next play was ran with the tip of the ball touching the 41.  Full fucking yard.  Unreal.

10/12/2018 - 4:15pm Possible insider info that…

Possible insider info that one Mr. Black will be in the lineup...?

10/11/2018 - 8:56am It's aliens.

It's aliens.

09/30/2018 - 12:45am Not to go off topic, but…

Not to go off topic, but what exactly do "we" know that is bunk?  The JFK assassination has been a bit of an obsession for me since I watched a 25th anniversary special about it when I was 7 years old.  In my estimation, 99.9% of the bunk concerning the case comes from the conspiracy crowd.  Meanwhile, 99.9% of the physical evidence points to LHO as the lone gunman.

End rant.

09/30/2018 - 12:14am Pete Carroll in the Super…

Pete Carroll in the Super Bowl thinks that was a terrible play call...

09/29/2018 - 10:48pm Is it me, or does Haskins…

Is it me, or does Haskins have a lot of Charlie Batch in him?

09/29/2018 - 10:45pm Good god, strap your nuts on…

Good god, strap your nuts on, man.

09/29/2018 - 10:41pm I think ND is headed for the…

I think ND is headed for the playoff, goddamnit.

09/29/2018 - 10:17pm Um, you've heard of Devin…

Um, you've heard of Devin Bush, right?

09/02/2018 - 10:02pm Good call.  OSU got…

Good call.  OSU got dominated at home by Oklahoma, and if they would have only lost their second game by 10 instead of 30, they would have been in the playoff.  I'm disappointed about last night, too.  But I certainly saw some things that give me reason to believe this team can beat everyone left on their schedule.  This team still has everything in front of them.

09/02/2018 - 9:53pm Didn't OSU allow like 10…

Didn't OSU allow like 10 sacks in their early loss to VaTech the year they won it all?

09/02/2018 - 9:49pm This is the most accurate…

This is the most accurate thing I've read in a long time.

08/09/2018 - 9:44pm This site is a nice tool:  …

This site is a nice tool:   www.rtings.com

 

More specifically if you're looking at a 55 inch:  https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/55-inch

06/09/2018 - 9:47pm You're thinking of Smarty…

You're thinking of Smarty Jones, but your point remains valid.

06/09/2018 - 9:44pm This year's Kentucky Derby…

This year's Kentucky Derby field (and 3 year old crop as a whole) was widely regarded as the deepest since probably Barbaro's win in 2006.  The fact that this horse had zero 2 year old foundation, and was not on anybody's radar as late as February, makes what he's accomplished even more impressive.

06/09/2018 - 9:00pm So, you'd rather see a…

So, you'd rather see a jockey sabotage their own chance at winning just to make sure another horse doesn't win?  Jerry Bailey did that to Smarty Jones in 2004, and people still haven't forgiven him.  Also, while it's only been 3 years since American Pharoah, this is only the second Triple Crown in 40 years.  People in 1978 were probably pretty "sour" about having had 3 in 5 years.

Besides, I'm not sure it would have mattered.  Horses with early speed on top of high "cruising" speed like Justify and AP can establish the position they want and dictate the race to their liking.  Had Noble Indy been sent, without any other tactical speed in the race, its likely that Justify would have happily stalked him around the track and took command whenever he was ready.  Don't forget, he was pressed through quick early fractions in the Derby, and had Good Magic at his throat for the first mile of the Preakness, and the outcome was the same.

05/12/2018 - 8:51pm Grand Armory's

Wheezin' the Juice is nice.  I like the fact that its a juicy IPA without being ridiculously hazy. 

Bells Hopsolution is probably the easiest drinking DIPA I've had, if you're looking for a more traditional IPA (and higher ABV!!).

04/12/2018 - 1:32am Just remembered

this tidbit from our trip.  Here's a photo from the website of the hotel we stayed in at Mackinaw City:

Here's what happened literally the night after we checked out and went home:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/watch-northern-lights-appear-o…

I was pissed.

04/12/2018 - 1:12am Wife and I

did a week with the kids last July.  Stayed five nights in Sault St Marie, but made the drive to Tahquamenon Falls, as well as Pictured Rocks for the tour.  Quite a bit of driving, but I enjoy it and driving up there is nothing like driving in metro Detroit.  Our youngest was almost 3 at the time, tho.  Your driving experience may differ with an 11 month old!!  Anyway, those two locations, along with the Soo Locks are musts in my opinion.  I suppose Mackinac Island is as well, although I could do without it.  We spent the last two nights in Mackinaw City, which has quite a bit to do, as well as awesome views of the bridge both day and night.

One other thing I haven't seen mentioned, but may not be feasible with an 11 month old, is Headlands International Dark Sky Park:

http://www.midarkskypark.org/

It's just over 3 miles directly west of Mackinaw City.  If you get an ideal night for star gazing, its spectacular.  Jupiter was so bright, it was reflecting off the lake.  The night we were there somebody showed up with the largest portable telescope I've ever seen.  Thing looked like a cannon.  Viewing Saturn through it was unreal, as well as some other cool stuff that people much smarter than me spoke about.  Anyway, that's enough nerdiness from me.  Whatever you do, enjoy!!!

02/12/2018 - 6:46pm Two Guys Who Golf

is my go to site for course reviews. Good analysis and pictures, usually. Here's a link to their Arizona golf page:

http://arizona.twoguyswhogolf.com

01/09/2018 - 10:24pm Not only was

Georgia not offside on the punt block, there was clearly a false start by Bama on that play as well.  

12/28/2017 - 9:52pm If

Grandma had nuts she'd be Grandpa.

11/28/2017 - 10:51am I'm pretty

sure Fox just had it wrong. I was bitching to my wife about it, but then I heard the PA guy in the stadium say 2nd and goal.

11/18/2017 - 11:21am Baumgardner

says he doesn't see Lavert Hill warming up with the DBs.

10/15/2017 - 5:56pm Pretty sure

Wheatley ripped off a long run right after that, if I remember.

10/14/2017 - 11:23pm Fucking Minnesota

can't get out of their own way.  They let a fat, slow return guy go 55 yards with the kick off, and then Sparty fumbles AGAIN on the the next play.  Bounces right into their DBs hands, and he promptly farts it out of bounds.

10/14/2017 - 11:09pm I guess I'm a

moron, then.  Minnesota looks terrible, regardless of how many pep talks Fleck gives on the sideline.  State is obviously improved, but I'm holding judgement on how much so unitl I see how they handle Indiana next week.

10/14/2017 - 10:05pm I'm failing to

understand the PJ Fleck hype.  His playcalling is terrible.

10/14/2017 - 5:50pm I'll just assume

you've forgotten about that 67-65 triple OT cluster fuck over Illinois from 2010.  Otherwise I'll have to seriously question your judgement.

10/13/2017 - 10:29pm Mack Brown

is a terrible analyst.

08/09/2017 - 10:23am Can't wait!

https://giphy.com/gifs/3owyoYjmvDijECcQTu

06/01/2017 - 1:20pm Also

didn't help that Kap stared down where he was going from the second he took the snap.

04/01/2017 - 12:27am Dude

Soccer players think that was a flop.

04/01/2017 - 12:26am Tuned in when

I got the ESPN notification of a close game. What a joke that Flagrant 1 call was. On top of that, my eyes are now bleeding. Terrible basketball.

03/19/2017 - 3:04pm In the words of

B Rabbit: "I don't give a fuck who it is."

03/17/2017 - 10:03pm Oklahoma State

would seriously beat either of these teams by 15 points.

03/09/2017 - 10:49pm Haven't seen these posted

Came across this aerial photographer's twitter page with some pictures of the scene.  Even scarier seeing the two shots from behind the plane.  Especially the one showing the runway and skid marks.  Good lord.

https://twitter.com/FlyingCinematog/status/839940091065864193

12/16/2016 - 10:26am Thought it

was possibly the best Star Wars of any of them. At least right up there with ESB. Very impressed. Definitely looking forward to more of these offshoot movies.

11/19/2016 - 8:59pm Uhhh....

Who is playing against the "best defense in the country" next week? Because it's not us.

11/12/2016 - 10:30am Yes.

Penn State's defense had a bunch of injuries when they played Michigan, which prevented Penn State's offense from hitting their season average for points by 4 touchdowns... Solid logic.

11/05/2016 - 8:47am Word

Word

10/26/2016 - 12:06pm I think

his hypothetical weather scenarios are misguided. OSU has issues outside their offense performing in poor weather. Blaming the weather is wishful thinking.

10/15/2016 - 11:59am Allowed

a cider mill trip with the kids with the stipulation we will be home for the 3:30 games. Not much interest with the noon games, beside the slight hope NC State can give Clemson a run.