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11/15/2018 - 3:59am Of course they don't really…

Of course they don't really matter. The vast majority of the things we discuss on this board don't really matter, if you think about it. But, like I said, it's just for fun, I was bored/jetlagged, and this (wasting, er, spending time on mgoblog) is (apparently) a hobby of mine. 

But I wasn't so bored that I was going to go through the effort of projecting outcomes for the remaining games and reranking all the teams based on my hypotheticals. That probably would be even more meaningless than just taking the current rankings (and then redoing this the next 3 weeks - but probably not). 

11/14/2018 - 6:43pm This is the hobby...

This is the hobby...

Also I'm jetlagged in London, so there is that...

11/14/2018 - 11:48am I like soccer, but agree…

I like soccer, but agree that using (English) soccer terms for American football is dumb. Next thing you know, when teams tie the game, they'll be talking about the "equalizer field goal." 

 

11/13/2018 - 1:36pm Too bad you can't edit the…

Too bad you can't edit the OP. Updated list:

Harrison still 3

Dax Hill still 7

Karlaftis still 11

Charbonnet is now 26

Gray is now 85

Hinton is 104

Ojabo is 208

Barnhart is 247

11/13/2018 - 9:24am So then, this would be Ann…

So then, this would be Ann Arbor Southwest? 

11/13/2018 - 9:22am During the game, I found…

During the game, I found myself laughing at msu until I remembered that I wanted osu to lose more than i wanted msu to lose. But, boy, Sparty totally sparty'd that game away in the most hilariously sad ways. 

11/12/2018 - 9:42am (No subject)

bonner

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11/12/2018 - 9:35am Sure, but I think what…

Sure, but I think what people are missing is that this guy is the long-lost brother of Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt from Suits)...

eric sondheimer

 

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11/12/2018 - 9:32am He's writing about HS sports…

He's writing about HS sports in southern california. I'd wager that HS sports reporting in that region can be pretty competitive and lucrative. 

I mean, do you say the same things about guys like Sam Webb, who've been reporting on HS football recruiting for years? 

Sidenote: man, searching for "Sam Webb" ain't easy. You get more hits for a freelance reporter out of the UK, a British male model, and some American communist activist than for the HS recruiting guy. 

11/11/2018 - 6:31pm UCLA guy is most egregious,…

UCLA guy is most egregious, but the Maryland guy is also off. I just don't see how you can put Oklahoma ahead of Michigan. Their defense is practically non-existent.

11/11/2018 - 2:33pm Yup, this is it. Also…

Yup, this is it. Also explains Fitzgerald, Frost, and Chryst, all coaching their alma maters.

11/11/2018 - 2:25pm Maybe his full name is…

Maybe his full name is Christopher Robin Ash...

11/09/2018 - 2:26pm Also this "not-a-diary"…

Also this "not-a-diary" entry. I mean, this is probably a bad board post, much less a diary. 

Prop 1 and Rutgers Weak

11/09/2018 - 9:57am Do requests to move…

Do requests to move misplaced board-posts-as-diaries-oops-my-bad get posted here? If so, this one: https://mgoblog.com/diaries/msu-vs-osu

(I feel like this is mgoblog soup nazi with the rules. Step up, post issue, step to the side, get your soup and leave). 

11/09/2018 - 9:46am Interesting. I decided to…

Interesting. I decided to expand this a bit and look at the CFP against the Massey composite rankings (https://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm). 

Basically, the ACC shows up as the most over-rated conference, by far, with Syracuse (+16), BC (+11) and NC State (+9) leading the way. Texas (+7) and Wazzu (+6) are next. The other "overrated" teams are only +2 (Florida, nd) or +1 (Auburn) from the CFP. 

Note that Texas, BC, and Syracuse are not in the composite top 25, at 26, 28, and 29, respectively. 

Bama, Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma, LSU, Kentucky, and Iowa State slot in at 0 deviation. 

On the under-rated side, the "close enough" ones at -1 are WVU and ohio state, and -2 are Georgia, UCF, and mich state. 

The most under-rated teams are Iowa (-3), Miss State (-4), Washington (-6), Penn state (-7), and Fresno State (-8). 

I'm just adding up all the deviations by conference, which is kind of a crude way to determine whether a conference is over- or under-rated since it doesn't take into account SDEV or anything, and only for conferences with more than 1 team represented (sorry, Independent, AAC, and MWC)....

ACC as a whole is most overrated with a total deviation score of +36

Big12 is next with total score of +6

Pac12 is right at 0 deviation, although that's deceptive because WSU is +6 and Wash is -6

SEC is pretty close, at -3 overall across eight (!) teams. Miss State (-4) is the only serious outlier. All others range between +2 and -2. 

Big10 is most underrated, with a total score of -13. Every team, except Michigan at 0 deviation, is at least a little under-rated in the CFP relative to the composite. 

EDIT: Note that the Massey consists of both human and computer polls/rankings.

 

11/08/2018 - 7:20pm The Rutger star thing came…

The Rutger stat thing came way after people started referring to them as Rutger. It's also a thing on off tackle empire, and has been for maybe 2 seasons. It's just a pejorative due to how bad they have been and not being worthy of all the Rutgers.

11/08/2018 - 4:06pm perhaps you should also…

perhaps you should also bring a swallow.

11/08/2018 - 12:40pm I, too, could have done…

I, too, could have done without actually writing out the line from A Christmas Story.

ಠ_ಠ

11/08/2018 - 12:38pm When I was a kid, we did…

When I was a kid, we did Cracker Barrel and IHOP for Thanksgiving dinner when we were on vacation. Places like Bob Evans, Denny's, Big Boy are also probably open. 

11/07/2018 - 11:26am The ones you've posted have…

The ones you've posted have been really good, though. 

11/07/2018 - 11:24am When you check for someone's…

When you check for someone's comments, I just noticed that it is "Recent Comments" only, looks to be the last 50. Any way we can get back all comments, with page numbers to scroll through? For some of the more prolific posters, posting history goes back barely a day. 

11/06/2018 - 5:40pm According to buckeyes, the …

According to buckeyes, the "the" is not merely a definite article, but an actual part of the school's name. Therefore, it is most correct to refer to their school as the the ohio state university.

Also, I miss The The. 

11/06/2018 - 5:33pm My first thought was this...

My first thought was this...

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11/06/2018 - 3:50pm Remember the times when…

Remember the times when Indiana would inexplicably have some great running backs, like Jordan Howard, Devine Redding, and Tevin Coleman? Kinda like Minnesota's most recent golden years when Glen Mason could churn out some serious backs like Maroney and Barber. Hated playing against those guys. 

 

11/06/2018 - 11:34am Shut the thread down. This…

Shut the thread down. This is amazing. 

11/06/2018 - 6:51am This. I just can't get mad…

This. I just can't get mad or thumb my nose at this. The guy wants his team to win and has blinders on. Good for him.

11/05/2018 - 1:15pm (No subject)

Max Anthony

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11/04/2018 - 2:37pm Tagovailoa

Tagovailoa

11/04/2018 - 6:44am To be fair, though, Syracuse…

To be fair, though, Syracuse is looking fairly decent this year. Not a world beater, but lower top 25. Last two games against Notre Dame and Boston college will be telling.

11/03/2018 - 11:14pm What are you talking about?…

What are you talking about? Clearly not the band or the cereal. Although I'd understand if you said bad things about the cereal. 

11/03/2018 - 9:48pm Definitely. And remember…

Definitely. And remember that Patterson was a bit short on his long throws to Collins and DPJ. Nico caught his, the DB broke up the pass in the endzone to DPJ. That was has a little more air under it and it's another TD. 

This team is so fun.

11/02/2018 - 5:19pm Do you live in California…

Do you live in California and is your cousin's name Zach Charbonnet? If so, you should definitely watch his game. I hear he's kind of a big deal. 

11/02/2018 - 5:17pm Have you already forgotten…

Have you already forgotten our "place-dropping" rule here on MGoBlog? That is, any time someone posts about potentially not being able to watch the game due to random conflicts, you must post about some exotic locale where you will be or have been during a Michigan game. 

11/02/2018 - 11:04am Man, if the MurderWolv(f?)…

Man, if the MurderWolv(f?) guy shows up wearing costumes as photoshopped/MS Painted here and on the interwebs, I will literally figuratively die. 

11/02/2018 - 10:44am What does this have to do…

What does this have to do with Mike Jones? And who's Mike Jones?

11/02/2018 - 10:40am Wait, Mark Dantonio is Keanu…

Wait, Mark Dantonio is Keanu Reeves???? That would explain the wooden acting and affinity for ohio state...

11/02/2018 - 10:34am He'll take off more than…

He'll take off more than just an arm, if you're not careful.

11/01/2018 - 8:53pm (No subject)

Mike Miranda

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11/01/2018 - 8:46pm agree, it's fruit of the…

agree, it's fruit of the poisonous tree. they need a completely fresh start with an all-new staff top-to-bottom.

11/01/2018 - 3:46pm Have secret scrimmages…

Have secret scrimmages always been a thing?

11/01/2018 - 3:44pm I texted you. Did you delete…

I texted you. Did you delete it?

11/01/2018 - 10:09am You must be using Tom…

You must be using Tom Lemming's ratings if a peanut butter cup is overall #1. 

(actually, I don't really have a favorite, i just needed to get that Tom Lemming comment in here somewhere)

11/01/2018 - 10:06am The way it should be is that…

The way it should be is that clicking your username at the top right of the page, above where your points total and create diary/post to board buttons are, should take you to a control panel that includes your posting history, favorites, etc. Not just account settings like avatar, password, and something called a personal contact form which I don't actually think is a thing. 

Maybe part of the problem is how they are tagged/coded (or whatever the right term for it is). The current account settings page keys off a user number, while post history keys off user name. They should, at the very least, provide a link to your own posting history under your account settings.

10/31/2018 - 9:43pm 42

Watch almost all the…

Age 42, married 15 years

Watch almost all the games live, record and watch the other 1-2 later

Wife usually takes our daughters out so I can watch the game in peace. If we're out shopping or something that doesn't really require my full attention, she doesn't give me grief about watching or listening to the game on my phone. She's cool that way.

10/31/2018 - 3:57pm Right Twix is, ironically,…

Right Twix is, ironically, the wrong Twix. 

10/31/2018 - 1:58pm He shoots, he SKORs!

He shoots, he SKORs!

10/30/2018 - 6:56pm No, but it does have me…

No, but it does have me imagining a spider nurturing a sac of spiderlings inside his head, then all the spiderlings hatchings and streaming from his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 

EDIT: Actually, I feel like this needs to be a (somewhat tasteless) photoshop of the Urban Meyer Surrender Cobra picture...

10/30/2018 - 2:59pm This whole exchange has ME…

This whole exchange has ME wanting to pull out my hair. I can only imagine how you feel!

10/30/2018 - 10:53am All this time, I thought…

All this time, I thought everyone just had Big League Chew in their mouths. That's as close to using dip as I've ever gotten. 

10/30/2018 - 10:51am Are we sure she wasn't…

Are we sure she wasn't looking at his butt and noticing the can of dip in the back pocket?