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12/10/2018 - 3:09pm Boo to Deadspin.  I was…

Boo to Deadspin.  I was expecting a lineman at QB in the wildcat.  I think Trubisky counts as a skill position player.

10/25/2018 - 12:24pm you mean like MSU running 43…

you mean like MSU running 43 plays for 94 yards total?

09/26/2018 - 1:30pm Alex Miller as Russell

Alex Miller as Russell



08/07/2018 - 11:36pm But that’s what I’m saying. …

And I’m an idiot.  Stupid nomenclature changes from the olden days. 

08/07/2018 - 1:56pm Small nitpick.  Can you…

Small nitpick.  Can you please flip the offense and defense in the first row of your chart?  I got really confused when I got to the second row and couldn't figure out how you could call something a 3-3-5 with 5 down linemen.

Also, was there only one #45 middle linebacker?  Even so David Harris should get the number in the honorable mention by himself.


08/06/2018 - 10:36am The last time that I was…

The last time that I was negotiating with the cable companies they had me around $130.  With PSVue I am at $45 a month for TV and $50 a month with WOW for internet.  So I am at $35 a month in savings and only missing the Viacom channels. 

That $45 gets me ESPN, BTN, FS1, FSD, etc.

05/17/2018 - 12:07pm Rotations aren't matched

While this is theoretically true, rainouts and schedule differences mean pitching matchups are mostly random.  The one data point, I have actually contradicts my point for Verlander, but still shows better data.

As it randomizes further into the season, you only face a fellow #1 on 1/5 of your starts.



04/25/2018 - 12:17pm Seattle Stuff

I'm sure there is somebody that lives there that can tell you better than me, but the family was just there for a couple of weeks over Labor Day.

Olympic was the highlight.  As people above have said, you get to see all sorts of different ecosystems in one park.  It is a long drive out of Seattle though, so unless you want to rush, you might want to stay in/near the park for a night to give you at least 2 days.

I really liked Rainier, but we did it after Olympic.  That was a day trip from Seattle.  The downside was, after seeing all the different ecosystems, Rainier's only real focus is just the mountain, so you spend a day circling your way up from the bottom.  But, lot's of nice short hikes that the kids could hammer out.

Not a national park, but we did some whale watching.  Drive out of town to get on the boat, don't board in Seattle or most of your trip is spent boating out to where the whales are. So start from Port Angeles, Anacortes, or San Juan Islands.


10/02/2017 - 12:10pm Curious about homecomings

Is this King of the Sophomores really a thing?  Did other people have homecomings where there was a king and queen for each class?  I ask because my high school had 1 king and 1 queen from the senior class with a "court" of 4 other guys and 4 other girls who were the runners-up.

09/24/2017 - 10:23am O'Korn Nuts

O'Korn Nuts: very salty and brittle old things that hang around bars hoping somebody will notice them

09/21/2017 - 3:34pm Salary ROI is what should matter

That would put UM at #3.  To me, that overall ROI doesn't make any sense.  Why would you average Salary with overall ranking?  That is offsetting salary with prestige.  Who cares!  If you look at overall ROI with all universities there are things that don't make sense.


Colorado School of Mines and the Air Force Academy have the 3rd and 4th highest salary return on investment but are 34th and 44th in Overal ROI.  What could be so wrong with those schools that you absurdly recoup your costs but they get ranked 25% of the way down?

09/19/2017 - 4:06pm Soft Shell Helmet

Sort of like this?

I was always wondering if they could make them like F1 or Indy cars where above a certain threshold, they just explode apart to distribute the forces.

07/30/2017 - 11:11pm Englischer Garten

The park actually has a real name that is not "the Chinese Tower and Beer Garden". It is called Englischer Garten. The tower and beer garden are just inside it.
That being said, I agree that having a beer there is a great experience.

05/22/2017 - 4:54pm AFL Suspensions Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

Arena Football league suspensions are like a reserve list.  So, either Gallon doesn't want to play with them or he is staying in Japan or getting in shape or whatever.  It means DC gets to keep his rights but he isn't using a roster spot while he figures out his plan.

05/15/2017 - 4:25pm Horrible Stuff

Why is MDen the best in the business?  Because they carry the best of all time Nike Gear.


And, agreeing with everyone above, undisputed retailers are a horrible thing.

05/05/2017 - 12:09pm Perfect Mile - Seconded

I will second the perfect mile and it is somewhat topical given the current Nike Breaking2 project going on right now.


Bill Simmons' Book of Basketball wasn't horrible.  Biased and funny in all the ways you would expect.

01/10/2017 - 10:53am No Way!

I don't think that was clearly the strategy at all.  On the replay they show from roughly Watson's position, it looks more like the Alabama cornerbacks bump wasn't allowing the receiver to get to his position to set the pick.  So, he just dove/fell forward to make hiimself as big as possible to try and get a pick.

It was clear on the PI that the Alabama corner grabbed to avoid the touchdown, but on the final play it didn't look like Alabama was grabbing on purpose or the slot guy would have been grabbed, too.

09/27/2016 - 3:53pm 38-13 Michigan

38-13 Michigan   I win

09/23/2016 - 11:23am Me too :)

I've watched zero seconds.  On the other hand, I've watched hundreds of innings.

08/09/2016 - 11:32am Not really, based on your discussion points

If you are worrying about wasted money that could be better used to better society or other people instead of upping my sneaker game, then the same argument could be used for time.  Why are you wasting your time entertaining yourself on a sports blog when it could be use to helping other people or bettering the situation?

OTOH, you are spending your time on the sports blog trying to talk us into spending our money better, so that could be construed as charitable use of your time.

08/09/2016 - 11:27am Technology isn't quite there yet

I'm sure it's being worked on, but it isn't quite there yet.  I'm assuming cameras won't work becuase you can't always see the ball.  

You would either need something buried in the goal line or on each sideline.  If on each sideline, you could be 80 feet away from what you are trying to measure to the mm.

The real issue is where does the sensor go.  If it is suspended in the middle of the ball, you would then have to know the exact ball orientation to know if it crossed the goal-line depending on if the ball is crossing side first or tip first.

tldr: One day we will be there, but you are stuck looking at cameras until technology catches up.

07/08/2016 - 2:04pm Walking

Walking is overrated.  I've found a couple of ways around it.  It just sits at my desk and pokemon are randomly appearing.  So far, I also just carry it in my pocket when walking places.  The phone vibrates when a pokemon gets to close and I capture it.  Don't need to walk around looking at the screen.

07/08/2016 - 1:31pm Really?

It's not a neg bang for books.  It's a neg bang for your assertion that reading a book on a kindle is worse than reading a physical printed book?  Have you ever tried one?  It has it's flaws but may be superior in every way except feel and smell.

06/24/2016 - 3:13pm First 2 Rounds includes round 1

There is a lot of double counting in this chart.  First two rounds includes round 1 picks, so UM has had 9 2nd round picks, not 33.  Then, you can take into account that there used to be more rounds and that is where the total comes from.

05/16/2016 - 10:13am Or was it?

For those who don't want to click through, rosebud was the sled but also what Orson Welles called his lover's lady parts.


04/18/2016 - 10:21pm Exactly this...

So AJ Dillon is Tyrone Wheatley, but slow!

03/14/2016 - 9:33pm 90's Hockey for the Win

Yeah, my fandom started in the early to mid-90's.  So those teams with Morrison, Botteril, Madden, Muckalt, Hilton, etc. have my go-to stats.  It all gets blended together on who the lines were, though.

03/08/2016 - 1:37pm hockey link at bottom is broken

The hockey link at the bottom isn't the correct one.  Goes to some more news about how awesome spring break practice was

12/16/2015 - 2:42pm Saw that too

I noticed that, too.  Then I thought that a last-minute trip to Orlando on New Year's is probably expensive.  Then football tickets, steak dinners, sight-seeing, etc.  Sounds all expensive

11/23/2015 - 11:35am Interim?

What sort of orangements have they made for the rest of the season?

11/09/2015 - 11:34pm Seconded

I also don't know why they don't make the headgear mandatory for all youth. Just like adding cages and mouth guards in other sports. Fewer concussions in every sport the better

11/04/2015 - 3:41pm Amani Toomer is Real

I don't care what the historical database says, Amani Toomer did too play WR in the 90s!

11/02/2015 - 4:08pm Holding on Goal Line Plays

I just noticed on the first/last GIF that Maurice Hurst is getting the crap held out of him.  Next time I become a football coach, I'm going to mention to refs to make sure and watch for holding on goal line/short yardage plays and see if I can't get myself a nice 10 yard cushion.

10/29/2015 - 4:18pm 38-13

38-13 Woohoo!

10/22/2015 - 12:06pm Cheaters!

I demand to see their Koalafication results!

07/30/2015 - 10:51am I like where your head's at

This was what I was thinking.  I can be on board with just about all of the current models at the Detroit 3, but the old school Comanche was the way to go.


05/24/2015 - 8:42pm Club or Varsity?

I can say that I had no idea that we were talking club and not NCAA. I appreciated the clarification of it being club and was confused at the lack of Ivies in the results box. So, I don't think (as was stated) that ak47 was trying to reduce their accomplishments, merely trying to educate and clarify to us other peons.

05/22/2015 - 1:00pm NBA

Those NBA contracts at the bottom of the list are brutal.  Kobe is semi-understandable, but Amar'e and Joe Johnson is absolutely ridculous.

04/15/2015 - 4:21pm Salsa

You may be able to get something semi-similar.  At least in Michigan (and I assume nation-wide), Garden Fresh makes the Margaritaville salsas.  So, if your local establisment carries Maragaritaville, you might get a pseudo-fix

11/14/2014 - 7:56pm Bench Mob?

I thought there was going to be a bench mob section of Hoops Preview? What happen?

10/30/2014 - 2:41pm No good way to make it sound crazy, but...

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to make the story sound crazy, but I think it was awesome.  Sadly, it doesn't really involve drinking or passing or any other fun circumstance.  It also probably can't ever be repeated, so that is cool.

Way back in the day, I was working for the athletic department doing maintenance and custodial stuff at Crisler and the Stadium.  I worked my way up the peon rungs and was given a master key (that unlocked everything) to make it easier for me to do my job and to get started in the morning/lock up at night.

Anyway, I arranged for my housemates and I to challenge a group of friends to a basketball game.  We went to Crisler at 11:00 one night, shut the curtains to the tunnel/concourse and turned on the lights.  We preceded to play first to 100 with breaks at every first to multiple of 25.  Couple of hours later, and my squad had lost by two due to a couple of missed layups by yours truly.  there is photographic evidence, that I won't share as to not incriminate the others.

07/10/2014 - 10:43pm Exactly

7 months older than your twins and he is going to be a junior.

06/13/2014 - 11:43am Broadcast Rights

Since the NCAA isn't selling broadcast rights (only access to the building), then I guess they won't mind when my friends and I shoot the game on our phones (multiple angles, replay from about every seat in the house) and put them out there for people to see.

03/10/2014 - 3:16pm Hmmm?

Ziggy Ansah kills people?

I know LaMarr Woodley does, but since he doesn't have a current employer...

03/06/2014 - 10:54am My Username

My name on this here blog is a nod to my two favorite Michigan basketball players of my "adult" years of watching basketball.  "Adult" signifying 15 and older so that I was old enough to actually figure out what was going on.

Jimmy King (#24) - My favorite of the 5 due to his athleticism.  Think GRIII.

Maceo Baston - Coincided with my time in Ann Arbor.  Had "length" before it was a buzzword.  I loved watching him swoop over people for dunks/blocks/boards

02/12/2014 - 9:25am Ugh!

Stupid Hayley Wickenheiser!  Old people shouldn't be allowed in the Olympics.


Come on USA!

01/27/2014 - 3:44pm You Are Both Correct

While I agree that sports are a lot of hard work and to be very good involves extra exertion on the part of the athlete, aren't they correct that the people with "good genes" have a leg up on the rest of the people.

I can practice and practice and become a much better ball-handler and shooter, but I'm not going to get any taller and not quick enough to compete.  And, if an athlete ends up at a school with fewer athetes, they can skate by and still be the best.  It won't pan out that they make it to the next level or the level after that, but they can definitely use their athletic skills to their advantage without working for a little while.

01/10/2014 - 9:00am I think it is the 2014 meme

Just look how awesome 2014 is!  We are good at basketball!  Hooray!

01/05/2014 - 11:02pm 1995 Purdue

As a bunch of people above, the 1995 Purdue 5-0, freezling, sleety horrible game.  As I recall, it was parent's weekend, so nobody showed up due to the weather.  I shouldn't have went, but I had a man crush on Mike Alstott and wanted to see him play.  Instead I got to watch the punters, sloppy fields, and my fingers freeze.

01/03/2014 - 10:05am Best Players?

In what world isn't Stauskas the best player on the team?  He isn't the best athlete, but he is a better basketball player than GRIII.  I'd also give him a nod over McGary, but I am glad for all three of them.