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04/20/2012 - 11:30am OT but funny/inaccurate/offensive

This quote came from the same article Molk was in, but an evaluation of a different player:

"He was raised by women, which bothers me. I mean, how tough can he be? It's not his fault, but it's still reality."

I would love for the anonymous scout who said this to walk into the Pro Bowl locker room and utter the same words. I'm sure the 50-75% of the players who were raised in a single mother household would love to educate him on the matter.

09/29/2010 - 5:08pm They are a Ray-Ban Original

They are a Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer frame, or something very close to it (maybe a Moscot Lemtosh).

09/29/2010 - 11:11am Sweeeeeet

Sweeeeeet

03/17/2010 - 11:15am A rack of warm Keystone

... and a clothespin firmly clamped onto the nose. The economical man's choice.

09/17/2009 - 3:20pm God I love UFR

It's like porn for the subset of people who really, really like both football and stats/quant. analysis.

Excellent as always.

09/14/2009 - 3:24pm Someone missed the point

Someone missed the point being made. In the article, Chris acknowledges that OSU can dominate against less talented teams (i.e. virtually everyone else in the Big Ten besides arguably PSU and usually UM), but that they get beaten by anyone with equal talent because of their regressive offensive. The question is not whether OSU, squatting over an extremely talent rich state, will continue to be a top program and consistently contend for the B10 title. It's whether they can beat any team that can match them for talent (Florida, Texas, USC, et al.)

I don't think anyone, including Chris, is trying to say OSU is going to turn into Indiana.

09/08/2009 - 11:40pm ...with that said, I think

...with that said, I think it's cool you're looking for new metrics. Just not sure they're going to do better than recruiting service rankings.

09/08/2009 - 11:38pm I'm not sure why an alternate

I'm not sure why an alternate system is needed when 3rd party recruiting services rankings are already an excellent predicator of collegiate success and NFL ability (which is almost always indicative of a good college player). Doc Saturday crunched the numbers, and the results showed a 5 star is way, way more likely to be All American than a 4 star, who in turn is much more likely than a 3 star, and so on. Adding to this, there is also a strong correlation between team recruiting rankings and program success- the top programs for recruiting are the top programs for winning (Miami/FSU are commonly brought up as a counter-argument, but their current struggles are blips in an otherwise steady pattern of excellence). Despite people's cherry-picked exceptions ("Callahan Bright sucked and Mike Hart was awesome, recruiting rankings are worthless!"), as a whole Scout/Rival are very accurate. They are not perfect, and some systems value some types of players more than others, but as a whole it works.

Links

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Hug-your-fr…

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Hug-your-fr…

09/07/2009 - 2:50pm Yeah, I'm sure Darryl Clark

Yeah, I'm sure Darryl Clark lies awake at night dreading the hypothetical possibility of Joe F'ing Bauserman transferring to PSU and taking his job.

08/27/2009 - 2:20pm That's interesting. I have

That's interesting. I have almost exactly the opposite opinion of Che. Beyond the stereotypical annoyance of people using him as a fashion statement, I wouldn't wear this shirt (or newly trendy Lenin gear) because I think glorifying a standard-bearer for an extremely repressive and violent political system is morally reprehensible. Communism has more blood on its hands than any other contemporary political movement, yet for some reason there is no taboo (at least in the US and Europe) attached to displaying its emblems (as there is against swastikas, for example).

BTW, I'm not delegitimizing your opinion or trying to start a flamewar, if you like Che go ahead and wear such a shirt. I won't.

05/19/2009 - 2:05pm Do you work as a cashier at Potbelly Sandwiches?

This isn't a dig, but seriously... do you? 20 second long interactions with UM students while making food, combined with complaining about State Street jaywalkers makes me think one of the sandwich shops on the main campus drag. I was leaning towards JJ, but you mentioned having to ask what sort of sandwich a customer has, which JJ doesn't do and Potbelly does in order to ring you up. Amers has more non-student customers than student, Cosi's interactions last longer than 20 seconds, and Redhawk is sit down. I'm ruling out the Philly sub shop or whatever it is, because no one goes there. That leaves only Chipotle and Potbelly, and the workers I see at Potbelly seem more like Deftones listeners than Chipotle's people. So, Potbelly?

This is the sort of knowledge you acquire when your number of cheap sandwiches consumed between classes is so large as to be measured in scientific notation.