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12/04/2018 - 9:42pm well he did go to duke

well he did go to duke

12/02/2018 - 4:58pm Given the number of schools…

Given the number of schools that lose money on the bowls, not a bad idea.  The extra practice time allowed that comes with a bowl is helpful tho.

12/01/2018 - 6:33pm did you miss the halftime…

did you miss the halftime discussion where everyone said Alabama would still be in if they lost?

12/01/2018 - 6:33pm Only 1 true freshman (the RG)

Only 1 true freshman (the RG)

11/21/2018 - 7:55pm and there is no zach…

and there is no zach harrison in the osu directory or in the psu directory.  totally committing.

 

/s

11/16/2018 - 9:23pm 6-4!!!!

6-4!!!!

11/16/2018 - 9:19pm woah!  quite the comeback! i…

woah!  quite the comeback! i turned it off at 4-2 after i got sad.

11/14/2018 - 10:53pm joking bro.  chillax.

joking bro.  chillax.

11/14/2018 - 10:18pm i expected the team to go…

i expected the team to go undefeated before the season, and my expectations are the same now.

 

/s

11/14/2018 - 8:56pm That was thoroughly…

That was thoroughly enjoyable. Even the whole second half that was all garbage time 

11/05/2018 - 8:35am Let us remember the dark…

Let us remember the dark times when we would not have clamored for a podcast promptly after another disheartening performance, and rejoice in the fact those times are behind us (at least for today).

11/04/2018 - 7:51pm what do i know about…

what do i know about scouting football players?  nothing.  coaches want him?  cool with me. 

11/04/2018 - 2:14pm rutgers offered?  i'm good…

rutgers offered?  i'm good with this.

11/04/2018 - 1:15pm Yeah, its garbage.  BC is…

Yeah, its garbage.  BC is 38th on S&P+ and Syracuse is is 58th.  Purdue, Iowa and MSU are all higher than both of them.  Don't trust humans.  Trust computers!

10/29/2018 - 9:53pm hmm, lack of playing with…

hmm, lack of playing with punctuation and typographic conventions makes me wonder if it is cummings.

10/29/2018 - 9:51pm feel like we need a few…

feel like we need a few screener questions before people can actually make board topics go live along the lines of:

  • are you drunk right now?
  • are you sure you are not drunk right now?
  • did you think about this topic for more than 30 seconds?
  • are you really sure you want to post this?
  • do you think you will be yelled at for posting this?
10/29/2018 - 2:24pm apparently the browns tried…

apparently the browns tried to trade for harbaugh when he was still coaching in SF.  per the wwl.  this will not help the rumor mill.

10/29/2018 - 2:19pm media (cbs) already using…

media (cbs) already using other media speculation (nfl network) to list Harbaugh as a potential candidate for position.

 

Jim Harbaugh, HC, Michigan

This one is going to make a lot of people in Michigan mad, because Wolverine fans are firmly entrenched in the idea that Harbaugh will never leave Ann Arbor, but I heard it floated by Daniel Jeremiah on NFL Network and it makes sense to at least consider. I'd like to remind them that many people were putting Harbaugh on the hot seat prior to this season because of his inability to beat Ohio State and the other B1G rivals or, at the very least, starting to make waves about whether or not Harbaugh was the answer in Michigan. Harbaugh won 10 games in each of his first two years, but people wanted more. He might be getting it this year, starting the season 7-1 with a 5-0 in-conference record. Harbaugh could end up winning a conference title and maybe even winning a national title (or at least playing for one) and that could solidify his standing with the team. Or maybe winning big could ultimately result in Harbaugh trying to get back in on the professional level. He and Dorsey seem like a duo that could work together, and the Browns fit a similar mold to the 49ers when Harbaugh took over in San Francisco. There's a young quarterback, a lot of young talent on defense and it doesn't feel like the Browns are that far off if they can land a huge head coaching upgrade. Harbaugh took the Niners from the dregs to an NFC Championship Game in a single season. He might not be a beloved figure in Ohio because of his status as a Michigan guy, but this would be an opportunity to win big and resurrect a floundering franchise. 

10/25/2018 - 5:35pm are you able to determine…

are you able to determine possible points remaining for the top 15 squads?

10/25/2018 - 5:04pm i cut it at 15.  if you go…

i cut it at 15.  if you go to 20, a-train shows up again at 17, and denard does too at 19.

10/25/2018 - 5:02pm correct.  three separate…

correct.  three separate seasons from hart.  if it had been easier to copy over the table (had to do it manually) i would have included the season and other information.

10/25/2018 - 2:33pm i noticed that too when…

i noticed that too when putting it together and thought about how crazy that is.  i went back and checked the stats for each game that season.  he had negative plays in only 3 games (wisconsin, ohio state, and usc), and probably only had 3 negative plays all season.

10/25/2018 - 1:34pm if Higdon gets to 1425 net…

if Higdon gets to 1425 net yards, he will be in 10th all time (including denard).  you are looking at yards gained, without subtracting yards lost, to have him placed at 14th.

 

Rank    Name                                       Attempts         Yd+      Yd-      Net Yd

1.         Tshimanga Biakabutuka           303                  1891     73        1818

2.         Anthony Thomas                      319                  1776     43        1733

3.         Jamie Morris                             282                  1748     45        1703

4.         Denard Robinson                     256                  1799     97        1702

5.         Chris Perry                               338                  1721     47        1674

6.         Michael Hart                             318                  1601     39        1562

7.         Roby Lytle                                221                  1474       5         1469

8.         Butch Woolfolk                         253                  1498     39        1459

9.         Michael Hart                             282                  1487     32        1455

10.       Tony Boles                                262                  1449     41        1408

11.       Ron Johnson                            255                  1474      83        1391

12.       Gordon Bell                              273                  1441      51        1390

13.       Lawrence Ricks                       266                  1428      40        1388

14.       Jon Vaughn                              216                  1415     52        1364

15.       Michael Hart                            265                  1419      58        1361

10/23/2018 - 3:06pm i was puzzled by this too. …

i was puzzled by this too.  it doesn't make sense that we are ahead of OU in AP/ELO/FPI and have the more difficult schedule the rest of the way, that if both programs win out OU gets in ahead of Michigan.

10/13/2018 - 11:16pm ok.  but what about chip…

ok.  but what about chip kelly?

09/23/2018 - 3:20pm you also hate the individual…

you also hate the individual members' solo careers?  this was a post-eagles glenn frey track and suited beverly hills cop quite well imo.  very 80's.

09/19/2018 - 2:04pm its so dead that the WSJ is…

its so dead that the WSJ is publishing articles about it

09/19/2018 - 2:04pm oh man, yeah.  not sure what…

oh man, yeah.  not sure what i was thinking.  do i have to issue an apology to him now?

09/19/2018 - 1:55pm urban denied deleting texts?…

urban denied deleting texts?  after turning over a phone that had no texts past 1 year? after having a conversation about how to delete texts older than 1 year?

09/17/2018 - 12:06pm Refs may have handed OSU 5…

Refs may have handed OSU 5 points (who knows what happens when they get the ball after the safety though) but they did not hand OSU that victory.  OSU hit another gear in the second half that TCU just did not have.  As much as I was unimpressed with OSU in the first half, I was very impressed with their second half performance.  Scary team.

09/14/2018 - 11:40am Correction.  It was not the…

Correction.  It was not the Portland Lions but the Portsmouth Spartans, which may say something about why the franchise is no good. 

In their final season and portending what was to come in Detroit, Portsmouth started the season 5-1 but fell apart going 1-4 the rest of the way.

08/23/2018 - 11:27am yes, the director of…

yes, the director of football operations discussed it with him.  but the report does not indicate whose idea it was or suggest that anyone beyond the two of them were involved such that one could plausibly say that the school writ large was part of it or had a plan to delete the messages.  (and yes, this reads like legalese because i am a lawyer)

08/23/2018 - 11:08am the definition of a "public…

the definition of a "public record" under the ohio open records act is pretty broad - "'Public record' means records kept by any public office, including, but not limited to, state, county, city, village, township, and school district units . . . ."  There are a bunch of exceptions that don't appear to apply here.

Meyer is a public employee, so he falls within the purview of the act. And from what I understand of how the school had begun processing the open records act for his text messages, it appears to have believed that his messages were responsive to the request.  otherwise i imagine they simply would have issued a blanket denial of the request, and not asked meyer for his phone.

08/23/2018 - 11:02am 1) most likely, but i leave…

1) most likely, but i leave that to the tech experts to confirm.

2) unclear without a better understanding of the ohio open records act, but i'm guessing its unlikely.  i assume that the open records act requires a public entity/agency to make a reasonable search for records in its possession that are responsive to a request - meaning not burdensome.  thus, i also expect that it is unlikely that an entity/agency would be required to recreate records that have been destroyed, even if it is possible and not terribly difficult.

08/23/2018 - 10:52am +1 for baseless and reckless…

+1 for baseless and reckless speculation

08/10/2018 - 2:22pm it's mcdowell's not…

it's mcdowell's not mcdonalds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApU_FTV25fM

08/09/2018 - 10:24pm is it just a three hour tour?

is it just a three hour tour?

08/09/2018 - 3:13pm had that problem.  worked…

had that problem.  worked after i reloaded the page.

08/07/2018 - 4:24pm does hitting f5 make time go…

does hitting f5 make time go faster?

05/28/2018 - 9:06pm wild game so far

should have taken the over.  could be a fun series.

05/22/2018 - 12:35pm i'll be that guy.  on this

i'll be that guy.  on this side of the pond, we use "vise" 

also, i don't participate but oddly enjoy reading these updates.

05/14/2018 - 12:09pm I look forward to the

I look forward to the firewall at work going away, so I may fully indulge my unproductive habit.

03/27/2018 - 6:01pm i learned that people still

i learned that people still use .net domain names.  who knew?!

03/25/2018 - 6:33pm Really smart hockey for last

Really smart hockey for last 9 minutes. Keeping everything to the outside. Tying up in the corners. Keeping guys back. And then attacking when the opportunity arose.

03/25/2018 - 6:21pm They are making smart clears

They are making smart clears up the boards. Not pushing plays where they don’t need to. Playing good hockey when up 1 in the 3rd with less than 10 to go in a elimination game.

03/25/2018 - 6:13pm That’s two lucky bounces

That’s two lucky bounces right there!

03/25/2018 - 6:05pm Team is killing itself with

Team is killing itself with defensive zone turnovers

03/25/2018 - 5:38pm that icing call was not

that icing call was not good.  glad it didn't cost us.  hate to burn up a time out there though.

03/22/2018 - 1:51pm They don't determine who is

They don't determine who is playing when until the matchups are set.  Possible times are 3 pm PST or 530 pm PST.

03/08/2018 - 9:30am Fun to think back on some of

Fun to think back on some of these games.

Also, 1976 win over Missouri was in the Elite Eight, not the Sweet Sixteen.