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10/31/2018 - 10:56pm I think you have it…

I think you have it backwards. An autobid means a team is NOT penalized for scheduling P5 teams out of conference. The current setup makes me wish UM played Toledo instead of ND. 

10/31/2018 - 2:53pm I think I can intuitively…

I think I can intuitively understand yards or plays per point, but it's different to see points in the denominator. What if you flipped it to points/yard gained or points/play? It should still show the same conclusion, but maybe in a more common or easily understandable format? 

10/10/2018 - 8:42am Logged in to say this... we…

Logged in to say this... we have an all-B1G point guard. Disregard the troll.

09/25/2018 - 4:51pm I think Ruiz completely made…

I think Ruiz completely made the first play. The way he releases to the linebacker and seals him inside allows Higdon to beat the other LB who went too wide. Not sure if that's Ruiz's responsibility or improvisation but it was critical.

09/14/2018 - 2:11pm This. I didn't see it…

This. I didn't see it advertised, but they added back to the Sports Entertainment Package for all areas a little bit before the season. 


09/10/2018 - 6:40pm Probably a bad thing for…

Probably a bad thing for victims, though, right? Invasive cross examination to focus on sexual history, drinking habits... essentially victim blaming in some cases.

I don't think this is obviously a step in the right direction. And it's clearly political (mirroring DeVos proposal), so I can't see this being a real productive conversation. 

09/10/2018 - 6:38pm IANAL, but this is not a…

IANAL, but this is not a criminal court/case that we're talking about. I'm not sure that due process in terms of university standing has been established. The university would probably argue that having a neutral 3rd party investigator is enough to ensure fairness. Others would disagree, clearly. 

08/16/2018 - 9:45pm you're not kidding -…

you're not kidding - received mine in Boston at least a week ago I think...

08/02/2018 - 7:33pm this seems pretty…

this seems pretty irresponsible to post

07/26/2018 - 9:53am I would take it even a step…

I would take it even a step farther that agreeing with all the rest who said rightly that college success matters more. On top of that, if a player like JJJ gets drafted highly and goes on to do really well, I look down at MSU for mismanaging his talent. So the more we have successful pros without college success, the worse I feel. 

I can't see what pride there is in producing pros if it doesn't come with college success. All it means to me is wasted potential - because pro scouts are not largely ranking prospects by wins and losses.

07/20/2018 - 1:09pm Aventura is far and away our…

Aventura is far and away our favorite. Tapas style. They also have a great brunch if you're sticking around for a weekend.

05/06/2018 - 8:25pm You skipped the part that

You skipped the part that makes the rural setting seem like a benefit: even though the rural group spiked cortisol higher than the city boys, "...this response in the country boys waned after five minutes, [while] the city boys' immune systems stayed on high alert for at least two hours. And the urbanites were less able to tamp down their stress-related inflammatory response with the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals."

This is crucial - I thought the first part made the rural group seem more reactionary and likely to do something stupid when under pressure, but the second part implies that they also get past it quicker. 

04/03/2018 - 5:04pm I couldn't believe it either,

I couldn't believe it either, so I looked it up. It's not totally accurate; $3 mil is annual (8 year deal worth $26m), and $4 mil in the first year only, possibly for a buyout.

USAToday Link

03/27/2018 - 11:38am I think we have to win the

I think we have to win the first game to tie UNC.

I'm not sure we'll ever get the elite players under Beilein. Not that they don't care about winning, but basketball is different than football; if you're truly elite (and possibly NBA-ready), I don't think college-level player development is really as important as it is for football (where playing for former NFL coaches is a big deal). 

Beilein stresses team so much, and I get the feeling he wants players who will stick around long enough to learn a system and invest (unlike Ayton, as an example). What role would Bamba have had this year? JJJ? Would you prefer having them for one year and starting over next year, even at the expense of developing Teske to the point where we can rely on him for the next two years?

03/16/2018 - 11:27am Vegas lines adjust to match

Vegas lines adjust to match (or are set to anticipate) the public's betting, so I think it makes a lot of sense that Michgan bettors are more favorable than KenPom.

After watching Montana's guards drive for way too many layups yesterday, I'm leaning more toward KenPom than Vegas at this point. Especially if we have the same refs calling it tight and putting Z out of the game.

03/14/2018 - 2:32pm I would agree, except for

I would agree, except for what we witnessed over the past month. They can't truly verify anything because it's FBI sourced and hasn't been revealed in court yet. I am a little dumbfounded that Sean Miller is coaching basketball, but here we are. 

I think the next bombshell might come out right around the end of September for obvious reasons, but that would require some coordination by the NCAA. If I'm them, I still prefer getting out ahead of it during football season to having it leaked or revealed next season.

03/07/2018 - 9:38am Went with the girlfriend and

Went with the girlfriend and met up with a friend. Stayed at the Courtyard near MSG. Friday was atrocious weather but we went to Juliana's in Brooklyn after the game and eventually got to American Whiskey near MSG, which was doing AAUM (UMAA) things all weekend. Drinks were good and it was not too full. Music was amazing for a 90s kid. 

Saturday: took it easier after the game, during which I lost my voice. Sunday: went back to American Whiskey before the game for some free beer. 

I'm a bike share nerd so I took a specific pic after.

01/25/2018 - 5:18pm I used to work at the Museum

I used to work at the Museum of Art at State & South U on weekends around 2009-11. I would record the game and hold out hope of watching after my shift, but of course the students walking back from the game gave it away immediately with their body language every time.

01/18/2018 - 2:01pm You know the bracket doesn't

You know the bracket doesn't revolve around Michigan, right? Florida and Creighton (over #19) won last night. Similary, Texas Tech and Wichita St lost. You don't have to play to move.

11/16/2017 - 3:19pm BTN plus

I believe this is the last BTN Plus stream-only game, so I'll be cancelling it tomorrow. I didn't mind paying 9.95 one time for three games, but I wouldn't continue. Not only is it extremely expensive per month, the quality is very mediocre.

11/14/2017 - 1:19pm Urban Planning!!!

Urban planning topics on this blog have solidified it as my favorite. Also, the Mlive comments are the typical #waroncars gold. 


10/06/2017 - 4:12pm Really great stuff

Minor thing, but I would add a second or two of background before each live play. It's a rather quick transition from the final frame of analysis into the next play, so just a black screen with quarter + time, score, formation(?), and anything else that seems relevant would serve to set it up and give a little reset from the last play.

09/28/2017 - 9:43am Hey, if you got it, flaunt

Hey, if you got it, flaunt it. Seems like this should be the minimum in our cash-laden league.

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09/21/2017 - 4:22pm Thank you

Thank you Mr. Phillips!

09/03/2017 - 12:42pm I thought so, too. I rewound

I thought so, too. I rewound my DVR just to look at the 40-second clocks before and after that play because I didn't understand why we only had 25 seconds. And it wasn't 25 seconds on set ball, but on the whistle ending the play - which should have been 40.

08/31/2017 - 4:24pm Yes, I read a lot of chatter

Yes, I read a lot of chatter about him, but it all sounds the exact same. 

08/30/2017 - 2:30pm I also think this is correct,

I also think this is correct, and it's sad how unpopular it is - I wasn't really expecting that on this board. This is not some random media personality who wants to express an opinion - this is a former player who knows players who have killed themselves. Disregard is probably not the appropriate response.

And I don't think there's a disconnect between making a statement like leaving your profession and watching football. You can watch and enjoy a game while fighting to change one aspect of it - you just probably can't get paid to do so if your employer is unhappy with that. 

08/22/2017 - 6:09pm Why?

Why? Just because birds around A2 don't generally dive bomb into water? /s

08/18/2017 - 3:01pm "no subjectivity involved"

ITT: a lot of people who don't trust the computation described in the introduction.

To repeat, there is no subjectivity involved. This is not a ranked projection of 2017. It is a recap of 2016 with some notes for 2017, ranked by previous performance that includes years before 2016.

08/02/2017 - 11:24am Henne to Manningham vs PSU,

Henne to Manningham vs PSU, but only because I was there with good friends from home. Other moments have been bigger purely in terms of meaning and context, but that one really stands out for seeing the reaction of the whole stadium in person.

08/01/2017 - 1:16pm Cautiously optimistic. I

Cautiously optimistic. I think Elba can give the personality required, but I'm generally disappointed by adaptations, and turning this into something with mass appeal probably doesn't match with what I want to see.


But can someone clarify - how does this fit with the books? I think I read it's a sequel, but to what - the final book?

07/28/2017 - 12:18pm Yeah, I think the point of

Yeah, I think the point of the post is acknowleding there is no evidence - it's pure speculation. So, given a hypothetical where Peters starts, he's saying it's a possible reason it would happen that way. Everyone else feels it's very unlikely, obviously. 


07/10/2017 - 9:19am Full automation also takes

Full automation also takes the 30,000+ deaths per year out of it.

I think people have a really hard time imagining fully autonomous vehicles because they're not ready yet - it's still very early in testing. It's a little like trying to imagine the iPhone ten years before it came out. 

06/26/2017 - 2:34pm Same

Always written. People read much faster than they hear, so videos are extremely slow at getting it out, plus they're short on details.

06/15/2017 - 1:38pm Yes

Yes, it actually seems your primary purpose is to troll people and therefore earn negative points.

06/02/2017 - 11:24am What?


I think I figured out what you were trying to say, but just by reading the (year-old) article. It's the number of FBS recruits per state for 2016. And then you list B1G schools by state, I believe, to show their in-state "territory"? And you consider Illinois an underachiever because it has so much in-state talent but such a terrible product, right?

Interesting to find out players' home state vs. where they classified for purpose of recruiting - thinking of guys going to IMG and becoming Florida players.

04/28/2017 - 12:52pm Baseball Jerseys

Anyone know where I can find the yellow baseball jersey?


All I can find are t-shirts and other sports:

11/05/2016 - 3:48pm Did anyone else see how on

Did anyone else see how on Illinois' final TD, the same ref that called defensive PI the play before actually signaled touchback when Illinois caught theTD, as if he was confused which team was on offense? And coincidentally, the PI he called on MSU looked far more like offensive PI; maybe because he thought Illinois was on defense? Is it crazy?