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12/03/2014 - 9:48pm You cannot techinically trade

You cannot techinically trade a coach in the NFL. What you can do (and has been done in the past) is send compensation to another team in exchange for them letting their coach out his contract. If Harbaugh is "traded" to another NFL team, then he will be released from his 49ers contract and will need to sign a new one with the team that traded for him. The 49ers really have no leverage because another team is not going to give them anything without an agreement with Harbaugh.

08/25/2013 - 9:07pm I typically don't really with

I typically don't agree with redshirting a player just to try and "save" eligibility. Too much can happen in the next four or five years.  If Morris is ready to play and he's the second best quarterback, then he should play if needed.

07/30/2013 - 8:46pm Brandon Jennings is an

Brandon Jennings is an inefficient chucker and he's not much of a facilitator either. He's got a career 17.0 points per game on 15.5 shots per game. That's beyond awful. Someone else mentioned his 51% TS% last year (career TS% is < 50%), which is laughably bad.

Just when you think the Pistons are going in the right direction by drafting guys like Drummond and Monroe they turn around and acquire Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings.

04/28/2013 - 10:27am It depends on the team. A

It depends on the team. A team like the Jaguars are severely lacking in talent. There is a very good chance that he sticks there. I'm not sure the Jaguars have a running back, outside of Maurice Jones-Drew, that is a lock to make the roster. Maybe Montell Owens. Most mid-to-late round picks in the NFL have a chance if they can contribute on special teams and the Jags want Denard as their primary kick returner. I'm not telling you to run out an purchase Sunday Ticket, but I do think Denard is in a better situation than most 5th round picks.

04/27/2013 - 12:39pm Stole this from another

Stole this from another message board:


04/27/2013 - 12:39pm Stole this from another

Stole this from another message board:


04/08/2013 - 11:48am Upon seeing the slowed down

Upon seeing the slowed down replay, I think it might have been a block. However, that's irrelevant. The refs don't have access to slowed down replay in situations like these. In real time, the play looked like a charge. Both Nantz and Kellogg thought it was a charge after the initial call and first two replays. Only after the third replay did they waver and claim to be unsure. Dick Vitale still thinks it was a charge. Obviously that's only a few opinions, but it's not like those guys have a Michigan-bias. The ref who made the call never hesitated and seemed pretty confident in the call. Fact is, the game is played on the court and not on a replay monitor. The majority of non-Michigan, non-Syracuse affiliated people I've seen/heard seem to think the played looked like a charge initially, in real time.

My opinion on basketball officiating, and I said the same thing after the Michigan/Indiana game, is that if you don't want one or two calls to change the outcome of a game then don't put yourself in that situation. Syracuse didn't lose this game because the block/charge didn't go their way. They lost it because they couldn't shoot, couldn't defend our bench players, had no answer for McGary in the first half, and their best player was completely taken out of the game by our best player. One call did not change the outcome of this game. Syracuse playing like garbage for 36 minutes did though.

10/03/2012 - 5:14pm Let's all get with the times.

Let's all get with the times. Some of these baseball stats are extremely outdated. While the Triple Crown is still very impressive, batting average and RBI are two of the most flawed stats in sports. Batting average is calculated after a significant number of plate appearances are completely ignored. RBI might be the worst stat in all of sports, as it is almost completely dependent on other players and your spot in the batting order. Consider Mike Trout, a lead off hitter. In 137 games he was the first player up to bat. That means in over 20% of his plate appearances, it was not possible for him to record an RBI without hitting a home run.

Fielding percentage is also not a true measure of defensive ability. It measure how many times you don't screw up when you get to a ball. It does not measure your ability to actually get to the ball. Superior measures of defensive ability suggests that Trout is one of the top defensive center fielders in the game while Cabrera is one of the worst defensive third basemen in baseball.

The playoff argument also annoys me. The Tigers would be 4th in the AL West, two games behind the Angels. That is, of course, assuming the Tigers would have the exact same record in a much tougher division. I fail to see why Cabrera is more valuable of a player because his team plays in a worse division.

Lastly, the idea that WAR is subjective is pretty laughable. It's a stat that took years and years to develop to get to where it is today. It's not a perfect stat by any means, but it is the best we have for measuring overall performance. It is a hell of a lot more informative than batting average and RBI.

07/01/2012 - 10:17am Have the freshman football

Have the freshman football jersey numbers been released?

06/12/2012 - 10:32pm Orlando in '09???
You mean

Orlando in '09???

You mean the series in which he averaged 38.5/8.3/8.0? He averaged 40 points per game in the Cavs four losses. LOL, that was arguably one of the most impressive postseason series by any player in the history of the league.

01/04/2012 - 12:06pm Mike Adams (current OSU

Mike Adams (current OSU tackle) went from #85 to #3 based just on his performance at the Army All-American Bowl.

12/30/2011 - 10:56am Is his dad's health bad

Is his dad's health bad enough that he needs to transfer immediately? Can't he leave after the spring semester (when his one-year scholarship expires) without needing Tennessee to release him? I thought scholarships were one year offers that could be non-renewed by either party.

12/07/2011 - 9:38pm Urban is going to get a lot

Urban is going to get a lot of very talented kids, but I'd bet that Jameis Winston won't be one of them. I'd be more worried about him getting Stefon Diggs.

12/04/2011 - 10:56am Normally I'd agree with Mike

Normally I'd agree with Mike Hart. However, no one will be able to convince me that a team that ranks 107th in total defense deserves to play for a National Championship.

12/01/2011 - 9:04pm And by every, you mean just

And by every, you mean just the previous two. Right?

11/08/2011 - 10:41am Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.

11/08/2011 - 10:40am The score was 63-6 at one

The score was 63-6 at one point. It doesn't matter who the opponent is, that is VERY impressive.

10/23/2011 - 2:36pm I don't understand why OSU

I don't understand why OSU would be turned off by Dantonio's health issues, but still have Meyer high up on their list. Meyer almost retired after the 2009 season and then actually retired after the 2010 season because of his health. I really don't think OSU is as interested in Urban Meyer as their fans or the media want them to be. My personal opinion is that they wil do their due dilligence on Meyer and Dantonio, but ultimately hire a guy like Tim Beckman.

10/22/2011 - 9:05pm My brother works with Robin,

My brother works with Robin, Shawn's mom. I'm still trying to get an autograph from Shawn or something but he won't ask for me.

10/11/2011 - 2:08pm I'm not so sure that Urban

I'm not so sure that Urban Meyer is all that great of a coach without Dan Mullen on his staff.

10/01/2011 - 4:11pm This Ohio State playcalling

This Ohio State playcalling has been comical. 3rd & 9? Power run out of the shotgun with my 200-lb quarterback.

09/27/2011 - 5:14pm Melvin Ingram being available

Melvin Ingram being available in the 4th round must be some sort of joke. Dude is on the 1st round bubble right now. He's been arguably the most impressive draft-eligible defender in the country through the first four weeks.

It's also extremely unlikely that D.J. Fluker comes out as a redshirt sophomore without a 1st round grade. He's got a ton of upside, but there's no way he foregoes two year of eligibility for late-2nd round money.

The projections on the Michigan players don't look too bad at this point. Martin is probably in that 4th round range and Van Bergen in the 6th-7th round range. I might flip Molk (to the 5th round) and Koger (to the 6th round) and I don't think Woolfolk and Hemingway get drafted, but both should definitely be priority free agents.

09/17/2011 - 11:25am A Michigan site is the top

A Michigan site is the top priority for 247 right now. The reason there isn't one now is because 247 is looking for an existing Michigan site with reputable writers to switch over rather than start up one of their own. Rumor is that The Wolverine (currently with Rivals) is going to make the switch to 247 when their contract is up. That's not confirmed though.

09/14/2011 - 1:58pm The NCAA should've just

The NCAA should've just banned Boise State from playing in the National Championship game for life... Oh wait, that already happened.

08/19/2011 - 2:04pm Greene usually is pretty

Greene usually is pretty solid, but there is a long way until signing day and kids change their. When it comes to recruiting it's more important to pay attention to a kid's actions rather than his words. He can talk about how committed he is all he wants, but if he's visiting other schools then he isn't a lock. The OSU Scout site has thrown out the "===" and been wrong numerous times before.

08/16/2011 - 7:04pm I'm one of the "NCAA will

I'm one of the "NCAA will NEVER give out the death penalty" again people, but how else do you punish this?

08/13/2011 - 4:55pm The Pac-12 prides itself on

The Pac-12 prides itself on having excellent research universities. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State wouldn't really fit there. Part of the appeal of adding Colorado and Utah was that both are very good research universities. The Pac-10 (at the time) turned away BYU because it wasn't a major research university.

08/10/2011 - 1:43pm This isn't a final list.

This isn't a final list. Pryor still COULD be ruled eligible some time in the next week. At this point though, it seems 50/50 at best.

08/06/2011 - 3:43pm Didn't the staff tell Armani

Didn't the staff tell Armani Reeves that they want one more "elite" corner? With more and more people viewing Anthony Standifer as a CB/S tweener, it would make sense that the staff would go after a true corner that is the claiber of Reeves or Wright if they have the room.

08/03/2011 - 7:24pm Fister has a 3.55 FIP away

Fister has a 3.55 FIP away from Safeco this season (2.91 at home), which is still VERY good for a #3 pitcher. His .274 BABIP on the road is a tad low, but not unusually low. He's actually walking less hitters away from Safeco (4.8%) than he is at home (5.8%). He should be fine going forward. He'll probably give up a few more home runs, but should still be a very solid #3 guy for the next few years.

08/03/2011 - 6:16pm Clayton now reporting that

Clayton now reporting that the injury was NOT a lisfranc fracture and he's only expected to miss 3-4 weeks. It sucks, but it could've been a lot worse.

08/02/2011 - 3:59pm If it's a 3:30 start then you

If it's a 3:30 start then you will probably have to leave early or be late to the concert. I used to live down the street from The Palace and I estimate it took me around an hour to get to AA with little to no traffic. However, after the game not only will it take you forever to get out of the stadium, to your car, and onto the highway but there will be a ton of traffic. If you want to make it to the concert on time, I'd suggest leaving at least 2 hours before start time but possibly more.

08/02/2011 - 3:47pm Stress fractures don't always

Stress fractures don't always show up on x-rays, but the fact that the x-ray came back negative. If it is a stress fracture then I'm assuming it's a minor one (since it didn't show up on the x-ray) and that would set him back just a few weeks (3-5 I'd guess, unless it's more severe). Not ideal, but not the end of the world either.

07/31/2011 - 4:50pm According to Schefter, the

According to Schefter, the Lions re-signed Chris Houston to a 2-year deal.

07/31/2011 - 1:18pm Based on comments from

Based on comments from Schefter and John Clayton, it seemed that no team was willing to give him a long-term deal as teams have been weary about investing a lot in linebackers this year. It sounds like the one-year deal was pushed for by the Lions and not Tulloch.

07/30/2011 - 2:41pm This is a great move for the

This is a great move for the Tigers. Fister really struggled as a rookie but has pitched pretty well since being re-called last year. He's a legit #3 starter in my opinion. Only ten AL starting pitchers have a better FIP this season than Fister. He's a 3.0 WAR player through this point in the season (also 10th in the AL) and is on pace to finish at 4.2-4.5 WAR. One could reasonably expect a slight decline from this point forward (xFIP of 3.90) but he's still a major upgrade to the rotation.

David Pauley has been very lucky for far this year, but is a solid reliever who should help the bullpen situation. While his numbers have far exceeded his peripherals, we've seen pitchers (especially relievers) who have sustained their "luck" for an entire season.

I still think the Tigers need to make another move, but they are definitely in better shape today than they were previously.

07/28/2011 - 6:22pm I can't post a new thread but

I can't post a new thread but I found this tweet from Allen Trieu interesting:

TrieuA 4-Star DT Ondre Pipkins says a decision MIGHT come soon if he's "feeling it." Visits #Michigan this weekend.

07/27/2011 - 4:35pm 6'3" 225 Joe Bolden is too

6'3" 225 Joe Bolden is too small to play linebacker but 6'3" 212 lb Ifeadi Odenigbo was offered as a defensive end? Yeah, that makes sense...

07/26/2011 - 3:02pm I love Mike, but his NFL

I love Mike, but his NFL future looks bleak right now. If you can't stick with the Colts as a #3 running back, then you're going to have a hard time finding a job. Good luck to him though and I hope he lands somewhere.

07/25/2011 - 6:05pm It's very possible that Houma

It's very possible that Houma could put on 20-25 lbs in the next two years and be 235-240 by the time he's ready to contribute.

07/25/2011 - 1:41pm This is old and I'm pretty

This is old and I'm pretty sure it's already been taken care of. The only reason it is getting more attention now is because an Auburn fan has been spamming the message boards of Alabama's rivals with this story.  Alabama investigated this twice and was cleared by the NCAA both times according to their insiders.

07/24/2011 - 4:02pm Thomas Gordon pretty much

Thomas Gordon pretty much confirmed on Facebook the Kellen Jones rumors.

07/20/2011 - 7:05pm This is a good pick up

This is a good pick up considering how bad Inge has been. Betemit is a pretty poor fielder but his bat is enough of an upgrade to make up for that. He strikes out a lot but gets on base at a decent rate. Over the course of the rest of the season, Betemit could very well provide the Tigers with an extra win over what they would've gotten with Inge.

07/18/2011 - 2:41pm I really doubt Ubaldo get

I really doubt Ubaldo get traded. Colorado's asking price is insane. They asked the Yankees for the #3, #41, and #43 prospects in all of baseball (according to BA) as well as Ivan Nova. I have a feeling that Colorado is just throwing his name out there hoping some GM gets so desparate he loses his mind (Arizona did this with Justin Upton last year and no one bit).

07/13/2011 - 7:28pm Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports

Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports just spoke with Terry and Royce (there is an article over there, but it's behind a paywall) and said on the forums that he would be surprised if they ended up anywhere else.

07/13/2011 - 5:41pm I would like an invite if one

I would like an invite if one is still available. Thanks a lot.

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07/09/2011 - 4:59pm The 4.71 is a myth. Jerry

The 4.71 is a myth. Jerry Rice actually ran a 4.49 40. Still, these kids just finished their junior seasons of high school. They haven't gone through a college S&C program and they've certainly never been trained how to properly run a 40-yard dash. A 4.73 for a soon-to-be high school senior of Dwayne Stanford's size is not bad at all. Like someone else said, if he ran a legit 4.5 40 then he'd probably be a 5*. His SPARQ score was over 100, which is pretty impressive.

07/04/2011 - 8:34pm If you're still sending out

If you're still sending out invites, I'd really appreciate one.

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07/03/2011 - 4:00pm If you go by WAR, Jeter is

If you go by WAR, Jeter is actually the 13th best short stop in the AL this year. I agree on Andrew McCutchen being the biggest snub. He's been a top five player in all of baseball this year. Dustin Pedroia should've made it this year too over Cano. I was actually surprised that some deserving Yankees and Red Sox players didn't make it in this year in favor of some non-deserving guys from those teams. How do Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano get spots but C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira get snubbed? I think this year is the first year I can remember when more Red Sox deserved to go than were selected. I'm glad Alex Avila made it in past Russell Martin. Avila has been a full win better this year.

06/22/2011 - 5:01pm I don't know what Hoke is

I don't know what Hoke is telling recruits, but if he is saying what Biddle claims he is, then that is not negative recruiting. Urban Meyer negative recruits. Nick Saban negative recruits. Blatently lying to kids and making up rumors is negative recruiting. Explaining the disadvantages of one school compared to your own is NOT.