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02/09/2019 - 2:32pm It was an away game in…

It was an away game in another teams indoor facility,  which always seems to pose challenges for the road team.  Our historical advantage from oosterbaan was obvious, could be something similar here.  Plus first game can always give weird results.  As long as it's a W, style points matter more at the end of the year. 

 

Intrigued by the Hopkins score.  Can't wait until the Hopkins game on March 30.  Will be there and bringing a couple teammates. 

01/25/2019 - 3:40pm A big reason is that we…

A big reason is that we include health insurance as part of our car insurance.  If you get in an accident and get hurt, we use auto insurance to pay the hospital bill, while in other states it only gets paid by your health insurance.  

01/17/2019 - 1:41pm Disagree on the basketball…

Disagree on the basketball point.  Fouls seem too random and it becomes annoying.  That’s why there are so many “fights” in pickup games or rec games. There is a foul for getting in someone’s way. In every other sport that’s just called defense.

01/12/2019 - 7:44pm I’ll go against the grain…

I’ll go against the grain here and say I’m ok with it. She told her boss and was told he was taking care of it only to follow up shortly after, find out he didn’t and go to the FBI directly behind his back.  Took a couple more days than it should have but I can’t incinerate her career from now until forever because of that delay.  

The players were involved in the decision and if they were ok with it I can’t tell them they are wrong.  

The press release timing looks bad, but that’s a secondary issue and I don’t think the players whose safety we should be concerned with care one bit about the press release.

01/12/2019 - 7:32am Disagree.  If your goal was…

Disagree.  If your goal was to gain 1 first down you are correct.  But if a completed long pass is 30+ yards, that's basically 3 first downs and thus needs to be evaluated as such.

12/11/2018 - 7:51pm Congrats to JP.  He is a…

Congrats to JP.  He is a class act.  The way he supported the players and team even after he was out showed a lot of class.  I'm really happy for him.

I'm curious how this league does.  If they came to Detroit I would go see a game.  I don't think its sustainable for the sport to ever really take off as you won't develop a local fanbase. But as a way of drumming up interest and getting out to see all the (limited) fans I think it's a good short term solution. 

12/11/2018 - 3:03pm Surprised the MSU number is…

Surprised the MSU number is that low given the success they've had the past 10 years under Dantonio.  But I guess the past few years haven't been so great, and character issues, steroids, etc. can keep the number down.  

12/11/2018 - 1:57pm Thanks for doing this.  

I…

Thanks for doing this.  

I wouldn't consider Yale to be impossible.  They lost Ben Reeves, and that is a big loss. You never know how a team will react trying to replace a guy like that.  And it's a neutral site game.  

I mean, we did beat ND last year.  

12/04/2018 - 9:48pm It’s only going to get worse…

It’s only going to get worse as the population grows.  Jobs will be harder to come by as well as automation and AI eliminate many jobs, combined with more job seekers.  Makes me worry for my children.

12/04/2018 - 9:40am A few got hurt in the OSU…

A few got hurt in the OSU game.  Maybe he's thinking some of those will still be injured.  

12/03/2018 - 8:15pm Agreed, i've stopped…

Agreed, i've stopped watching Bama/Clemson.  This year I might watch some ND since they are a newcomer, but if they are out I probably won't watch the other 2 games.  

The format has basically brought it to being almost always the same teams.  Bama because they are that good.  Clemson/Oklahoma because everyone else in their league is awful and if they win the conference and play cupcakes out of conference they are in almost every year.  And 1 wildcard (georgia, ND, washington, etc.) who actually played a tough schedule and managed to make it through with a valid "resume".  And once those teams are set, the recruits go to only those universities, making the rich just get richer.  

Boring.  

When it was only 2 teams, the standard was so high that it kept it interesting and gave some variety.

11/21/2018 - 12:47pm QB feels even to me.  Shea…

QB feels even to me.  Shea is a better runner, Haskins a better pocket passer.

11/21/2018 - 12:36pm This year we have been…

This year we have been playing more zone than the past couple, and i'm thinking this game may be the reason why.  They burned us on crossing patterns last year, and dropping a linebacker or two into those short zones can combat those routes.  Although we didn't seem to have it figured out against Indiana, I'm hoping we were just keeping the solution hidden so that OSU wouldn't have a week to plan for it. 

Also will be interesting to see what kind of matchups they try to set up and how we handle those.  

11/15/2018 - 4:36pm I dunno, Couch could end up…

I dunno, Couch could end up getting burned if he goes to Lansing.  

11/04/2018 - 8:02am PSU fans next to us stormed…

PSU fans next to us stormed out mid play during the pick 6.

11/02/2018 - 7:48pm I fear the same but you can…

I fear the same but you can have Bush spy and I like Bush's chances there.  He spied Lewerke and they gave up on running him.

11/01/2018 - 9:18pm We did kind of copy sparty…

We did kind of copy sparty in that regard...

10/29/2018 - 6:20pm Really well done.  I couldn…

Really well done.  I couldn't tell you the first difference between a Drevno line or Warinner line besides the results, so things like this are useful.

10/26/2018 - 11:07am I'll be rooting for sparty,…

I'll be rooting for sparty, which is quite unusual for me.  If they lose, they may likely throw in the towel against OSU.  But if they can get healthy and get some confidence, they could beat OSU and have us clinch the division before the final week.  

That said, if they lose I will still be quite happy.  

I'll be rooting against PSU.  Hoping the players lose confidence in the coaches and are ready to break when we play them.

10/25/2018 - 3:31pm How exactly do you define …

How exactly do you define "toxic culture"? Is there like 1 definition that we could all compare this situation against?  Or is it like "toxic masculinity" where it can be whatever the author determines fits the narrative?  Not saying Maryland is in the right here, but feels like a little too much emphasis placed on one phrase.  The report does lay out quite a few areas where people fell short of what should have been done. 

Regardless, I think you cut him and start clean.  Better for everyone.

10/24/2018 - 6:11pm Reprimanded for calling it…

Reprimanded for calling it like it is.  Seems stupid since the big ten basically said they agree with what Harbaugh said.

10/24/2018 - 1:04pm The 3rd and long statistic…

The 3rd and long statistic has surprised me this year.  It would be nice to let patterson get a little more aggresive on those down.  

10/24/2018 - 10:34am When he doesn't throw it, he…

When he doesn't throw it, he can sometimes get pretty good yardage with his feet, so it's not like it's a total loss either.  

Given the defense, i'm OK with the conservative play.  And even if he doesn't have gaudy stats, leading a team to the CFP with great efficiency should be plenty to catch the eyes of NFL scouts.  He's already shown he can put up 400 yard games at Ole Miss when asked to do so. 

10/23/2018 - 9:58pm Him and hugh freeze...

Him and hugh freeze...

10/23/2018 - 8:56pm Despite his income, I…

Despite his income, I believe it was documented that he had some financial troubles. Plus, his future earnings potential has taken a hit recently.  I can see making the decision he did.

10/23/2018 - 1:58pm Turner and Samuels both…

Turner and Samuels both looked good in the carries they've gotten this season and we know what Evans can do.  I think it'll come down to who can also pass block.  

10/23/2018 - 10:26am it's legit if we can beat…

it's legit if we can beat Rutgers and Indiana (at home).  So yeah it's pretty much legit.

10/23/2018 - 9:41am I'd be OK with this scenario…

I'd be OK with this scenario.  If we win in Indy, we'd be at 11-2, Big10 champs and going to the rose bowl with an excellent chance to win there.  Obviously prefer the CFP and beating OSU, but that would be a very successful season compared to the last 10 years. 

10/22/2018 - 1:48pm He's gotta be incognito or…

He's gotta be incognito or else some federal marshalls might find him.  

10/21/2018 - 2:48pm Maybe even he realizes how…

Maybe even he realizes how awful MSU is?

10/19/2018 - 10:47am It's not just that nobody…

It's not just that nobody needed to run on them.  It's that the teams they played love to throw and were having success doing so.  So they ran even less.  

That said, they are still a very good run defense.  Maybe just not #1.  

10/17/2018 - 4:04pm Anyone else think we need to…

Anyone else think we need to get Winovich to put on the Murderwolv mask to end that hype video of him they play in the stadium?  The one where she's screaming at the camera like he's a werewolf or something?  We need that for the PSU game...

10/16/2018 - 12:45pm More like counterstrike 

More like counterstrike 

10/14/2018 - 10:23pm Interestingly, I believe he…

Interestingly, I believe he is now serving jail time for tax fraud.  

#Spartan4Life

10/02/2018 - 3:48pm Tough to put a lot of stock…

Tough to put a lot of stock into that.  They cite the fact that we don't give up many pressures on passing downs as a positive, but that doesn't really take into account the fact that much of our passes the first couple games were quick passes to avoid the possibility of any pressure at all.  

You have to go based on something, but context can change the numbers quite a bit.

10/02/2018 - 3:06pm If the Miles Bridges…

If the Miles Bridges investigation took 2 hours, what makes you think this one would take more than 30 minutes?

10/01/2018 - 10:08am I feel like this should be…

I feel like this should be updated each week, posted and copy the big 10 each week, maybe the BTN crew.  Make it publicly known.  Michigan may not be able to realistically ask for an explanation, so it may take some work to get it noticed by someone who matters.

09/29/2018 - 11:46pm We get holding called on us…

We get holding called on us regularly.  I think there was a thread last winter that had statistics on holding calls since Harbaugh arrived.  We had half as many calls go our way as any other team in the league, despite consistently having a top notch D line.  That data pretty much proved it.

09/25/2018 - 3:13pm It looked to me like they…

It looked to me like they planned it.  Shea made a big deal of holding his hand out there well before Gentry would be ready to make it stand out a bit.  I loved it.

09/21/2018 - 9:54pm Terrible situation but this…

Terrible situation but this response makes me want to forgive them. Crap happens and it’s terrible, but judging by the list of numerous schools where similar things happened it’s not like this is unique.  But to so frankly own up to the error shows they have remorse and some character.

Contrast this to MSU who denied, deflected, delayed, got political, refused to do an actual independent investigation and basically refused to admit any fault. Or OSU who was totally fine with an employee destroying evidence while under investigation.  Where legal liability or football wins were more important than showing some character.  

Out of the 3 schools, I view Maryland most favorably because when this is all done, I believe they will make a legitimate attempt to remove the true problem from the organization.

09/20/2018 - 10:45am I wonder if there is some…

I wonder if there is some new supplement that teams are using that causes it.  I remember creatine causing cramping if you weren't hydrated enough. 

It's not the weather because teams in the south have been dealing with that every year.  

09/17/2018 - 6:59pm I believe ND charged $2 a…

I believe ND charged $2 a bottle which was a pleasant surprise. We bought extra bottles and drank them all.

09/17/2018 - 3:50pm Could be possible that it's…

Could be possible that it's in the playbook but they haven't practiced the plays enough yet to run them.  Or they're attempting to master a smaller set of plays before expanding.  Either seems like a practical approach given the youth on the line.  If you put in the whole playbook for Notre Dame they probably look a lot worse than they did.  

09/12/2018 - 4:09pm I know the AD scans the…

I know the AD scans the board and would guess its 100% that players do as well.  Few probably post.

I try to avoid being too critical about players as they should not have to deal with that.  In fact, significant complaining could legitimately decrease morale and hurt the team. Coaches are more fair game however.

09/10/2018 - 12:07pm you'd need the ability to…

you'd need the ability to watch the replays with multiple angles synced so that you can determine where the ball is when it goes past the goal post.  

09/08/2018 - 9:44am After they took down every…

After they took down every single Meyer sign last week I’ve decided to skip.

09/07/2018 - 6:39pm Ohio state 2017

Ohio state 2017

09/07/2018 - 3:59pm Solomon might still be …

Solomon might still be "injured" as he's coming back from his surgery.  Didn't get as much PT as you'd expect.

09/07/2018 - 2:19pm Exactly. 4 people should not…

Exactly. 4 people should not be allowed to play pickup soccer whenever they feel like, especially against a random collection of amateurs.  This would have given Kentucky a huge advantage as other athletes across the country would not be able to find 4 amateurs to play against 1 time during the off season.  

09/07/2018 - 12:42pm I was also thinking a why…

I was also thinking a why the play worked video would be interesting, but it depends on the play.  For example, Khalid Hill used to 2 for 1 some defenders on the edge causing success, which you wouldn't always pick up live.  Things like that were pretty interesting.