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01/18/2019 - 1:14pm Preferred when he was played…

Preferred when he was played by Mark Hamill

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01/18/2019 - 12:40pm Gravy threads.

Gravy threads.

01/18/2019 - 12:27pm Douchey flops, ridiculously…

Douchey flops, ridiculously over-the-top celebrations for charges, and nut punches? I think we all can agree that that Brad Davison is an enemy for us to rally around.

01/16/2019 - 7:18pm Oh, king eh? Very nice. And…

Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society. If there's ever gonna be any progress...

01/16/2019 - 7:15pm I like to cook, and make all…

I like to cook, and make all three. But when not convenient I’ll go to a jar/bottle for all three too.

01/13/2019 - 11:17am There’s a book I have on my…

There’s a book I have on my to read list specifically about Goose Island’s acquisition: “Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business”

01/13/2019 - 11:16am I used to enjoy 312 a while…

I used to enjoy 312 a while back in mid/late 2000s. It was a solid wheat. But InBev killed that. It’s no longer something I would ever buy myself.

01/13/2019 - 9:59am At one point they were one…

At one point they were one of the earliest and best craft breweries in the US. Then they sold to Anheuser Busch-InBev. It all went downhill from there. 

01/12/2019 - 4:25pm Nate Silver didn’t write the…

Nate Silver didn’t write the article, so....

01/12/2019 - 4:23pm This is a dumb comment. The…

This is a dumb comment. The article literally says it uses EPA to account for down and distance my friend:

 

To answer these questions, I looked at every play called in the NFL regular season from 2009 to 20181 and compared the result of each of the possible permutations of run and pass play sequencing2 using expected points added and success rate.3

 

3 Expected points added adjusts for things like down, distance and field position, and it includes positive plays like touchdowns as well as negative plays like sacks and interceptions. Success rate is the percentage of plays that are positive in EPA, and it maps fairly closely to how coaches think about play success in the NFL. Success rate is analogous to picking up 5 or more yards on first down, 4 or more yards on second down and converting to a new set of downs on third down.

 

01/12/2019 - 4:00pm This is completely wrong:

1…

This is completely wrong:

1) Nate Silver (presumably the “he” you are attempting to refer to) did not project Clinton at 99%. Not linking due to no politics but is easily google-able.

2) You seem to misunderstand the concept of probability.

3) This article was written by Josh Hermsmeyer, who does sports data work at 538 (and is on twitter as @friscojosh), not Nate Silver. Hermsmeyer isn’t involved in politics analysis, so not sure what the politics probability analysis has to do with this 

01/11/2019 - 9:58pm Found the found the one who…

Found the found the one who knocks.

01/11/2019 - 9:45pm Their tasting room is a fun…

Their tasting room is a fun experience if you have not checked it out yet. Fun night when we visited. 

01/11/2019 - 9:44pm They have a map on their…

They have a map on their page that lists where they sell it, there are some GR locations. Scroll down:

 

http://www.detroitcitydistillery.com/#menu-section

01/11/2019 - 9:15pm Nice. That’s some good stuff.

Nice. That’s some good stuff.

01/11/2019 - 8:57pm James Yoder’s tears. 

James Yoder’s tears. 

01/11/2019 - 7:18pm He throws a ton of stuff out…

He throws a ton of stuff out, especially where there are rumors and says he has sources. He’s missed a ton if you care to track it (don’t). 

01/11/2019 - 7:13pm He’s a complete fraud who…

He’s a complete fraud who created Chat Sports and fakes insides access.

He has a complicated relationship with the truth:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-inside-the-ugly-breakup-of-sports-illustrated-the-cauldron-and-chat-sports-182253302.html

01/08/2019 - 9:37pm Your last sentence is the…

Your last sentence is the exact reason why the NCAA does not do anything too aggressive. As soon as schools start losing money due to an overly aggressive compliance body (in their eyes) they will have incentive to create their own less aggressive enforcement agency that takes care of the low hanging fruit and not much else (much like the current NCAA). 

01/08/2019 - 8:47pm Urban Meyer and the Chamber…

Urban Meyer and the Chamber of Secrets.

01/08/2019 - 2:49pm I don't know, he was a WR,…

I don't know, he was a WR, so probably was recruiting by OSU's WR coach at that time... can't recall his name...

 

(yes, I know Day was involved in recruiting)

01/02/2019 - 5:02pm First thing I thought of…

First thing I thought of when I read that was I’m probably now muted by Brian due to my rage that day...

12/27/2018 - 2:07pm It was mostly to take a…

It was mostly to take a cheapshot at Jim Irsay...

He's definitely cleaned up his act since he had a series of issues with addiction, among other things. That ultimately led to his suspension by the NFL for a period of time.

 

All of that being said, glad to hear he's flying Trent to the game, nice gesture.

12/27/2018 - 12:13pm Teams still win and lose…

Teams still win and lose National Championships in bowls .. they're just "CFP" now.

The point was that outside of a few games, the bowls are "meaningless" in that they don't carry heavy incentives to win/lose. It's been true for a while and it's still true now (with some caveats):  The games with those in the running "matter" those without them "don't matter."

 

I do think the bowls have an impact on overall perception of a program for recruiting, media scrutiny, image, etc. So I don't think they're completely meaningless, but within reason, I get what he's saying.

That being said... oh well. Not expecting it to change.

12/27/2018 - 11:59am Agreed, this is why I don't…

Agreed, this is why I don't wear seat belts and I rip air bags out of my cars when I buy them. Need to toughen them up a bit.

12/27/2018 - 11:56am Good luck in your quest to…

Good luck in your quest to ask people and companies to give up millions of dollars in revenue and salaries...

12/27/2018 - 11:51am Usually a heart stopping…

Usually a heart stopping working is more associated with Irsay...

12/21/2018 - 7:40pm I know UM has had it’s up…

I know UM has had its up and downs, but I just don’t get this outside of being cynical and thinking there is money involved.

 

Tennessee hasn’t had a 10 win season since 2007...

12/21/2018 - 7:33pm Username checks out.

Username checks out.

12/20/2018 - 7:08pm To each his own, but I enjoy…

To each his own, but I enjoy the NFL and I’m a UM season ticket holder. 

I play fantasy football, some daily fantasy, and some light gambling.

 

I agree with those saying college football has more pageantry, traditions, and heart. I am way more passionate about UM football than anything else. But I enjoy the high level of elite talent playing in the NFL. Some find games boring, but I don’t. I’d rather watch many NFL games than Georgia plowing through an FCS school. Again, to each their own.

12/17/2018 - 12:49pm James?

James?

12/17/2018 - 12:44pm "Associated with" ChatSports…

"Associated with" ChatSports??? He founded it, and involved in tons of shady stuff along the way, including faking emails on term sheets, from investors, attorneys, fake writers, etc. (Link)

 

He has no inside info that he's not getting from elsewhere, or making guesses on based on trying to read the tea leaves.

12/17/2018 - 12:37pm Everything you need to know…

Everything you need to know about Chat Sports can be found in the Yahoo Finance article from last year (Link).

TL;DR: ignore chat sports.

12/13/2018 - 12:18pm Not to get too off topic…

Not to get too off topic here, but the EEOC spent quite a few years taking these type of innocuous complaints and turning them into pattern and practice claims once they got your policies, race of  an individual claimant be damned. I'm speaking from experience on that (as I'm sure you are as well). It obviously has shifted more recently.

I do agree that I doubt it would be an issue if they suspended him. My point was more that that many employers aren't nearly as quick in their responses after a decade of overzealous aggressiveness from the EEOC.

And truthfully, I've seen way too much crazy stuff from gov't agencies in the past decade to say that no agency would touch it... :)

 

 

 

12/13/2018 - 12:07pm But how was her pad level?

But how was her pad level?

12/13/2018 - 12:05pm (No subject)

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12/13/2018 - 11:57am Yes, Comrade, let us bask in…

Yes, Comrade, let us bask in the great recruiting exploits of our forefathers!

 

Have our Truth Department adjust Roundtree's Rivals profile to more accurately reflect the glorious victory we had over the evil empire of Alabama led by notorious mass greyshirter Nick Saban.

12/12/2018 - 9:13pm Really, I'd say find a good…

Really, I'd say find a good workers' comp attorney (rather than OSHA, thought they may overlap), given its likely where this will be handled.

12/12/2018 - 8:45pm It is not nearly as common…

It is not nearly as common as you would think that employers would suspend someone pending an investigation on something that is not related to the job. Yes, some employer would, but plenty don't.

While it seems like a domestic violence threat should lead to a suspension, EEOC guidance on use of arrests states:

 

The fact of an arrest does not establish that criminal conduct has occurred. Arrests are not proof of criminal conduct. Many arrests do not result in criminal charges, or the charges are dismissed. Even if an individual is charged and subsequently prosecuted, he is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

An arrest, however, may in some circumstances trigger an inquiry into whether the conduct underlying the arrest justifies an adverse employment action. Title VII calls for a fact-based analysis to determine if an exclusionary policy or practice is job related and consistent with business necessity. Therefore, an exclusion based on an arrest, in itself, is not job related and consistent with business necessity.

Another reason for employers not to rely on arrest records is that they may not report the final disposition of the arrest (e.g., not prosecuted, convicted, or acquitted).

Link.  The EEOC says it needs to be job-related and consistent with a business necessity to avoid some of the discrimination issues. The Guidance is just that - guidance (and not the law) - but they were pretty aggressively suing on in for a while, and most employer's policies have shifted to avoid a lawsuit on this.

Even if you were going to consider the arrest you'd also have to find out. Many employers simply don't know an employee was arrested unless they are told by the employee - there is not a report that would go out to the employer.

So yes, this was a possible outcome, but it's not a slam dunk at all and definitely not a foregone conclusion that he'd be suspended.

 

 

 

 

12/05/2018 - 12:31pm I can understand a small…

I can understand a small part of you wanting a loss that is overall good for the program, for example, a loss so a coach gets fired and the program gets turned around may be a good loss overall for the program, even if bad in that short window. I get that. I've been there.

But an in-conference loss when 8-0 to prove a point to people on a message board? My god. Please smother and bury that small part of you...

12/05/2018 - 12:26pm Wait, UM is 0-4 against OSU?…

Wait, UM is 0-4 against OSU? Shit, why hasn't this gotten more attention...

12/03/2018 - 10:09pm Saddi Washington attempted…
Saddi Washington attempted to rebrand Teske as "Big Nasty" last year, but let's keep The Big Sleep around.

 

The Big Sleep Around... Wilt Chamberlain's less known nickname.

11/30/2018 - 1:33pm Simply put: Footballscoop is…

Simply put: Footballscoop is not reliable source. They get things right, but plenty of wrong too.

 

Unless its elsewhere, might as well just ignore this type of garbage.

11/30/2018 - 1:28pm Spot on. If anyone has not…

Spot on. If anyone has not read The Daily Beast's article on Barstool I'd suggest you do:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-barstool-sports-culture-of-online-hate-they-treat-sexual-harassment-and-cyberbullying-as-a-game

But this paragraph is a good summary:

Portnoy joked that a woman wearing size 6 skinny jeans “kind of deserve[s] to be raped right?”; he joked that while “we don’t condone rape,” should a woman pass out at one of their “Blackout” parties, any sexual assault is “kind of a gray area”; he referred to critics of the parties as “crazy bitches” and “ugly dykes”; Portnoy wrotea blog post snarling that he was “bringing back the word ‘c--t’”; Barstool promoted this since-deleted blog post with the headline: “Slut Reporter Drinks Cam Newton’s Jizz”; 

 

11/30/2018 - 12:47pm  

[A] coach that covered up…

 

[A] coach that covered up for a domestic abuser for years and their fan base shits in coolers .

 

 

Or, as it's more commonly known in announcer parlance, "adversity."

11/30/2018 - 12:41pm Michigan is the Schrodinger…

Michigan is the Schrodinger's cat of stability:

  • Michigan is too stable for Harrison Bailey.
  • Michigan is not stable enough for Zach Harrison.

We need to find the Goldilocks zone on the Harrisons.

11/20/2018 - 12:39pm You've got it, you've got it.

You've got it, you've got it.

11/20/2018 - 12:31pm Time to tune your sarcasm…

Time to tune your sarcasm meter there Doc.

11/20/2018 - 12:24pm I think you're jumping to…

I think you're jumping to conclusions here. This is much more likely Urban Meyer experiencing memory issues and he just kept forgetting his password.

11/16/2018 - 11:29am The correct question is not …

The correct question is not "does the NFL care?" but rather "how much does the NFL care?"

 

Yes, they care, and it likely will be factored into the equation and I'm sure will cause plenty of questions during the interview at the combine, but it might not move him off his overall draft slot.