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09/07/2017 - 9:59am I am not suggesting that he

I am not suggesting that he is a great coach, but this specific argument doesn't make any sense at all. What are the specific offensive square pegs you're talking about?  QB is the obvious one, and it isn't even that obvious considering he's coached effective passing spreads in the past.

But even if you go to a pro style offense to coddle your QB, you are doing that to the detriment of the other 10 positions on offense. Your OL, WRs, RBs, TEs are all being coached (less effectively) to do something that is not what they will be doing from the following year on out. 

To be clear, I am not defending RichRod. I am defending reason.

09/07/2017 - 9:42am lolwut

Yeah man, losing by a field goal to a team that went 13-0 and beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl is terrible.

But that's not even the point. Rich Rodriguez inherited an offense with virtually zero experience. I think there was like 3 combined starts along the OL, and definitely a QB with no game experience. So what was he supposed to do, exactly? Install an offense that isn't his core competency, so he's training his young roster for a new offense that they won't even be running the next year? He was hired precisely to modernize a stale program. 

Beating a dead horse, yadda yadda, but for some reason this moronic argument still irks me.

07/10/2017 - 2:25pm Every year, the same group of

Every year, the same group of people lodge the same complaints, so thank you for pre-empting them in a well-reasoned defense of Draftageddon.

I personally love Draftageddon and appreciate that the mgostaff sees its continued utility regardless of the silly complaints it generates.

03/20/2017 - 12:27am Equating Harbaugh and Pitino

Equating Harbaugh and Pitino is moronic. Yes, they both ride officials, but the comparison ends there. 

02/25/2017 - 11:17pm 6/30/2008 was the launch date

6/30/2008 was the launch date of this version of the blog. Prior to that it was something about halo. 

02/25/2017 - 6:31pm You get my upvote for only

You get my upvote for only acquiring 200 points since the day this site launched. That takes patience.

01/06/2017 - 11:39am You realize that he got his

You realize that he got his start doing sports analysis, right? And that his site is funded by ESPN? The OP is both relevant and interesting. I'll never understandw why people get offended by a data nerd whose site spends most of its time covering non-political topics when not in the middle of an election cycle.

12/16/2016 - 9:16am This is true, but the food makes it worth it.

This is true, but the food makes it worth it.

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12/16/2016 - 8:41am Georgia is actually a

Georgia is actually a delight. Much better than our Georgia IMO.

11/24/2016 - 11:42am Locutus of Borg

If I'm reading this correctly, we need to hope that Harbaugh or Brown is formerly Locutus?

09/23/2016 - 9:08am This argument is not well

This argument is not well crafted, sir.

EDIT: This was meant to be in response to Melanin.

09/23/2016 - 9:00am Because we all share Earth

Because we all share Earth and sometimes the existence of other human beings can be inconvenient. 

FWIW, the other alternative is for you to slow down until there's no oncoming traffic. Maybe use the time to ponder whether we'll ever get that left guard spot figured out.

09/11/2016 - 12:29pm You're not wrong, Walter,

You're not wrong, Walter, you're just an asshole!

09/09/2016 - 1:01am Perhaps endangering the

Perhaps endangering the well-being of another human being should carry more weight than, say, a speeding ticket to these guys. 

09/09/2016 - 12:57am Spot on

While there will be plenty of parents who will disallow their kids' participation in football, so long as it's a sport that generates a lot of income for those who make it professionally, it can sustain itself as is. A major reason why is that it's a "way out" for kids in underserved communities.

Mr. Yost is also correct that there's no reason why more can't be done about this, especially at the professional level. 

09/08/2016 - 12:26am College Football

College Football at its core is a tribal endeavor. The more excuses to hate your opponent you can find, the better. I don't feel disrespected by Scott Frost, but I do hope we beat his team so badly that he decides to quit football.

09/07/2016 - 12:43am Clemson

Surprised to see how there isn't more Internet outrage about Clemson being so high on the admirability axis. See: the recruitment of Rashan Gary. 

09/06/2016 - 6:32pm Fun fact: the USS Michigan is

Fun fact: the USS Michigan is an OHIO class ship. /ducks

09/03/2016 - 12:26pm It's PHOTON torpedoes.

It's PHOTON torpedoes.

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08/31/2016 - 3:00pm Hipsters

Hating on Draftageddon is the "cool" thing to do on mgoblog. I really like the feature and it clearly serves as a great mechanism for the mgostaff to do their homework on the conference.

Also hating on FREE CONTENT is for morons. And hipsters.

08/31/2016 - 12:35am Strongest could be a

EDIT: Double post. Go blue.

08/31/2016 - 12:34am Strongest could be a

Strongest could be a reference to talent and not physical strength. 

08/26/2016 - 2:15pm It seems like the starter

It seems like the starter would be named no later than Sunday, right? 

08/06/2016 - 11:23am Weird, Urban Meyer has had no

Weird, Urban Meyer has had no trouble demolishing us with "running backs" playing QB.

08/03/2016 - 12:51am This is an interesting post

This is an interesting post and I'm not sure there's a satisfying answer. I'm not sure something like what you're asking for exists, nor do I think there's much of a demand from non-casual baseball fans. I'll do some research.


08/03/2016 - 12:36am WTF Mark Snyder

Why is Mark Snyder's Twitter account linked on mgoblog? Does this happen regularly now, and I've failed to notice? 

08/02/2016 - 1:28pm Baseball haters

I grew up playing baseball and love watching the game, even when my team is rebuilding. When people say there isn't any "action" in baseball, I assume they're talking about scoring. Low scoring games are usually the result of great pitching, which is an absolute treat to watch. We are in an era with a ton of great pitching (rotation and relief) and that's the biggest reason why there are fewer runs being scored. Perhaps appreciating great pitching requires more than a casual understanding of the game, which may be baseball's biggest issue; it requires nuance and an attention span that many other sports do not. That and it's largely free of the soap opera stuff that ESPN loves to talk about. (OMG JOHNNY FOOTBALL)

The sport is also a lot more athletic than is used to be, which I believe has resulted in much better defense (though I have no numbers to back this up) across the board. Young, athletic teams with great pitching like the Marlins are really fun to watch.

Unfortunately baseball is becoming more like soccer, where families need to spend a lot of money to ensure their kids are able to play in summer leagues, travel squads, etc., so a lot of would-be excellent baseball players end up playing other sports. Fortunately Latin America and Japan exist. 

07/14/2016 - 12:28am Chunkums' Brian Kelly/Lloyd

Chunkums' Brian Kelly/Lloyd Brady gif is the most all time of the all timers IMO. It's in the Lloyd Brady thread linked above.

07/08/2016 - 1:34pm You're being negged because

You're being negged because you're an asshole, not because books exist.

07/05/2016 - 6:28pm Got mine today too.

Got mine today too. Washington DC. 

05/11/2016 - 12:10am This so much. I'm IAD-LAX-SYD

This so much. I'm IAD-LAX-SYD tomorrow and I suck at sleeping on planes. I suspect this will be a new experience for some of the staff. Either way I have no doubt they will crush it.

05/11/2016 - 12:10am This so much. I'm IAD-LAX-SYD

This so much. I'm IAD-LAX-SYD tomorrow and I suck at sleeping on planes. I suspect this will be a new experience for some of the staff. Either way I have no doubt they will crush it.

04/25/2016 - 12:10pm Yep, this is about right for

Yep, this is about right for me too. Haloscan was the mad note.

04/20/2016 - 11:06pm If Guerrero were at all

If Guerrero were at all competent, he'd realize that this vote would be given an up or down vote at the April 28 meeting and that an on-record vote by a power five conference would be a strong statement in that forum. 

So, yes, you are right that you can form a coherent train of thought behind his vote. He is still a moron. 

03/24/2016 - 4:02pm IB and Extracurriculars

I graduated HS with an IB diploma in 2004, but I believe the requirements are still mostly the same. IB mandates "Creativity, Activty, Service" or CAS, which are basically mandated extracurricular activities, community service, etc. I personally found the things I did for my CAS requirements to be interesting and educational, and which I probably wouldn't have done otherwise. 

I did HS debate and played varsity baseball as an IB student, both huge time commitments, and I still had plenty of time to goof off with my friends. 

02/26/2016 - 9:31am Marcus Hall?

This is so not true. I loved it when Marcus Hall gave the Big House the double bird on his way to the locker room, as do most around here I believe. 

02/24/2016 - 1:35pm Star Talk Radio. I was a

Star Talk Radio. I was a listener before it went mainstream.

02/23/2016 - 11:44am I was sitting at a stoplight

I was sitting at a stoplight in my 68 Cougar (I was probably 23 years old at the time) and these teenage girls behind me started throwing firecrackers under my car. I was NOT PLEASED.

01/20/2016 - 11:40pm Don't worry, people. DC is

Don't worry, people. DC is crowdsourcing a better name as we speak. Also panicking. 

01/18/2016 - 12:08pm That 13.8% though

Interesting. I have no idea how 86.2 % feels compared to the historic average, but this will always come down to a difference in what people prefer, which has been expressed by people throughout this thread. 

Even so, you're talking about 86.2% of two ABs each game.

01/18/2016 - 11:41am Bill James does not

Bill James does not understand the difference between strategy and tactics. In-game decisions are tactics. Assembling a roster is a strategic undertaking. This entire argument is invalid because it makes no sense conceptually. 

01/18/2016 - 11:19am Okay, so you "got" me here.

Okay, so you "got" me here. You are literally the only person here even talking about the double switch, so I don't feel particularly obligated to respond to the argument you are having with yourself.

In addition, the "free outs" scenario you describe is becoming increasingly rare in the National League (not HS baseball) that we are talking about. In a 27 out game at most two of those are even theoretically "free" as you describe them. Others in this thread have pointed out even that assumption is questionable.

01/18/2016 - 10:07am Moments like this aren't as

Moments like this aren't as rare as people think they are, either. Sure, pitchers generally suck at hitting, but over the course of a team's season a handful of games are decided by these moments and it's awesome. Like Spike going HAM in the title game.

01/18/2016 - 9:58am I personally find making the

I personally find making the best out of a bad situation much more interesting than assembling a fantasy roster, so yes, we will always disagree.

I know that Ortiz has done a lot in his DH role, and I'm happy for him and Red Sox fans. He still has no business playing baseball if he isn't capable of playing the easiest position on the field.  

01/18/2016 - 9:55am So you've watched probably,

So you've watched probably, what, two or three games of baseball? 

01/18/2016 - 9:49am I guess I'll play the role as

I guess I'll play the role as the curmudgeon here, though I'm only in my late 20s. Not having the DH in the NL is my preference for two main reasons: 

1) Having pitchers hit forces compelling managerial decision making that isn't obvious to casual fans; it adds a layer of depth at both the tactical and strategical levels. As an example: when in a close game in the mid-to-late innings, managers face a dilemma when deciding to leave a starter in who's performing well, or pinch hitting with a runner on base. Seeing how teams deal with things like that is a lot of fun. 

2) The DH is basically an outlet for guys who are incapable of playing baseball. I have a lot of respect for David Ortiz's career, but it should have ended years ago. The core of baseball is what happens on defense, which is what players spend 99% of their baseball careers doing. If you can't even hack it at first base, you have no business putting on the uniform.

Don't even get me started on the wild card play-in game. 

01/10/2016 - 12:48pm This would also be consistent

This would also be consistent with his general approach to all things: people know where they stand relative to others when it comes to performance. 

12/25/2015 - 12:45pm I am no Sharp supporter, but

I am no Sharp supporter, but it should be noted that even journalists at NYT, WSJ, etc., make mediocre livings. This is especially true for sports journalism in particular.

12/21/2015 - 12:09am I'm not sure you understand

I'm not sure you understand the concept of political incorrectness, but you keep doing you.

12/20/2015 - 11:14pm You spelled your name wrong.

You spelled your name wrong.