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10/15/2018 - 1:49pm That was by design.  Only…

That was by design.  Only one player can field it, so the others charge forward to block, trying to make sure the receiver stays as clean as possible while fielding the ball.  It is a split second decision by multiple people on who the receiver will be.

08/24/2018 - 4:08pm Perhaps we need to push our…

Perhaps we need to push our school to explain to us its role (if there was one) in the decision by the Big Ten to support the OSU "investigation" and results.  It would be nice to force our leaders to take a position.

08/21/2018 - 9:54am ...or just flexing.  You…

...or just flexing.  You stated, "the muscle is more defined and has taken different shape."  Muscles move and change shape when you flex.  It isn't so easy to tell how much of the difference is just that the "after" pictures have them flexing. Sure, there is some obvious muscle development, but it is really hard to tell how much when they aren't flexing in the "before" images.

08/17/2018 - 6:54pm One secret to dry fit: …

One secret to dry fit:  ditch the fabric softener.  Fabric softener locks in the odors, and it takes quite a bit of work to get the odors out once it's happened.  We don't use fabric softeners at all anymore.

08/17/2018 - 6:21pm WD, you and I have very…

WD, you and I have very different tastes except for our obsessive love of Michigan.  I'm generally into the understated look, so where you see small Ms and blank space, I see beauty.

08/08/2018 - 8:46am It's too late for you now,…

It's too late for you now, but use a tinted primer.

07/29/2018 - 9:48pm You are missing something…

You are missing something... that last zero is actually an "o" (making it OT for offensive tackle)

07/19/2018 - 10:44am Is the "football dream" akin…

Is the "football dream" akin to Groundhog day?  Am I supposed to know what you're talking about?

05/14/2018 - 11:19am If he is implying this...

He would be wrong.  It is much tougher to get into UM from out of state.  The disparity might be closing some as they accept a larger percentage from out of state, but the gap is, and always will be, large.  The reason for the gap:  If 60% of undergrads are from Michigan, that means that all applications from the REST OF THE WORLD are competing for 40% of the spots.  It's simple math -- they are more selective for out-of-state applicants because they have to be.

04/09/2018 - 10:39pm By the way...

When I do it, I'm logging in using MY account on a different wifi service that doesn't have BTN. I'd never break the law as you seem to be attempting. You should be ashamed (but his advice is solid, and it'll work for you, you degenerate.)

04/09/2018 - 10:35pm Yes, this.

I had the same problem, and solved it this way. Easy fix.

03/26/2018 - 11:26am Hey now

I know what i meant.  It was actually 2.7 billion, but I rounded up to 3 trillion.

03/26/2018 - 11:16am Endowment

I don't understand the talk of bankruptcy.  They had almost $3 trillion in their endowment fund as of 2017.  What am I missing? 

03/03/2018 - 7:04pm Apparently

You don't follow hockey either

02/13/2018 - 11:14am A mistake I once made:

In an attempt to educate some Southern co-workers on what a pastie is, I googled it.

11/29/2017 - 7:03pm Sample size

I love that you're using standard deviation, but there is a problem with sample size. With 14 data points (teams), there just isn't enough data to be very confident in the standard deviation of the population. We need to expand to a 30 team conference to prove this conspiracy.

09/07/2017 - 10:43am Did you check

the ride board downstairs in the Union?

/old guy joke

05/30/2017 - 3:50pm Actually, you are correct

Being FOIA'd means that internal communications become public.  News outlets file paperwork to get access to documents.  If you have integrity, you aren't afraid of it, because you have nothing to hide.

05/30/2017 - 3:45pm Can we be certain

that the word in the middle of the pyramid (#11) isn't "Ground Meat"?

01/02/2017 - 3:58pm You're right, alum96, that

You're right, alum96, that does seem like a great fit

11/22/2016 - 6:52pm Not sure but...

I have ND at 0.724 currently if wins and total games are reduced by 21, and .712 if only wins are reduced by 21.  If the 0.724 is correct, that keeps them in #2.  However, in total wins, they would drop from #2 to #6.  

With respect to Boise State, they would be #1 all time at 0.772, but they've only been Div. 1A since 1996, so most people don't include them in the all-time ranks.

11/22/2016 - 6:42pm How to do the math...

Does vacating the wins remove them from the total games played as well?  In other words, in 2012, does ND's record go from 12-1 to 0-1 or 0-13?  It makes a big difference in overall win percentage.  Your calculation assumes 0-13, since you removed the wins, but didn't lower the number of total games.  I'm not sure which way is right.

10/31/2016 - 4:34pm I disagree

It would be in poor taste if the players were seriously injured, but is showing a player's physical pain significantly different than showing Dantonio's emotional pain?  They are football players.  There is nothing wrong with pointing out when you've inflicted pain on an opponent in the natural course of a game.  This isn't badminton.

09/15/2016 - 7:23pm It's been a few years since

It's been a few years since I've parked at the driving range, but it's typically pretty easy to get a spot without getting there early, and it's small enough that there isn't a huge difference in spots.

09/15/2016 - 11:34am Agreed

The stadium was full.  My friends and I stood silently staring at the field for several minutes after the game ended.  Five or ten minutes after the final play, the stadium was probably still half-full of silent, stunned fans.  Wheatley is remembering wrong.  Maybe he remembers it as empty because of the silence, but we were all still there.

The drama at the end was impossible to forget, but what I hadn't remembered until I looked back at the game years later:   Michigan had a 12 point lead with 5 minutes to go in the game.  It never should have come down to a hail mary.  For all of his success, Carr had a problem holding on to leads in the fourth quarter.  Michigan was so much better off trailing going into the fourth quarter than trying to preserve a narrow lead.

09/13/2016 - 2:23pm The worst parts of that depth chart:

-  A couple people, including the person who created the article titles, didn't understand that the fake depth chart is for CU, not Michigan.  You aren't lining up AGAINST Eric Cartman.  You're starting him!

-  After Halfback, they list One-Fourth Back.  The creator of this list doesn't do the maths so good.  Above Halfback is Quarterback, so the One-Fourth Back name is a little redundant.  It would make more sense if they went Halfback, Quarterback, One-Eighth back.

09/11/2016 - 10:13pm I saw it too

It's subtle, but it may have been the difference between a TD and an incompletion.  The way you can see it is to watch Chesson's shoulders.  If your shoulders are turned back to the ball, you can't run full speed.  You can see that Chesson is turned a little bit, and then realizes the ball is going over his head and squares his shoulders back up to try to get under it.

09/11/2016 - 10:05pm He is right

There were not 9-10 guys in the box.  There were frequently only 7.  However, UCF had their deep safeties flying forward immediately, so while there weren't 8 or 9 in the box at the snap, the safeties were selling out to stop the run.  Michigan scored 51, because they effectively used play-action to keep those safeties charging forward as Speight threw the ball all over the field.

09/11/2016 - 10:01pm This is only sort of true

There is more than one way to sell out against the run.  While it's true that they usually only had 7 in the box, a deep safety was involved in each of the first two tackles on Michigan's opening possession, one at the line of scrimmage, and one in the offensive backfield.  He wasn't in the box at the snap, but he was screaming forward immediately.  It is why play-action worked so effectively all game -- their safeties were selling out against the run with a very high frequency. 

09/11/2016 - 3:58pm How about blame neither

When the safeties are racing forward at the snap, it's hard to block everyone.  The solution is to run play-action, and make them pay.  You still have to hand it off sometimes to make them think run and keep them racing forward.  As a result, running numbers will look bad, but passing numbers look good.  The 51 points indicates that play-calling was effective, so no need to blame play-calling.  It doesn't mean everyone executed perfectly, but it does mean there doesn't have to be much blame passed around.

09/11/2016 - 3:53pm I didn't get to watch the game live...

because i was on an airplane.  I was worried about the lack of running success when I looked at the stats, and wondered if UCF had been stacking the box.  After watching today, my general observation was that they weren't consistently stacking the box, but that the safeties were racing forward at first sign of run.  As a result, Michigan went to repeated play action passes, and Speight had a good game.  UCF consistently called rock, so Michigan's coaches alternated between rock and paper.

08/12/2016 - 12:01pm While it's true that the

While it's true that the margin is huge compared to historical numbers, it's a new scoring system that rewards degree of difficulty. Any comparison to the old scores is invalid.

07/29/2016 - 12:24pm That goofy touchdown

Part of the trickery of that goofy touchdown play was due to illegal motion.  You can't see it in the first view, but the replay shows the RB shifting sides in the backfield, but not getting set before the QB starts moving around making his fake audibles.  The QB is still moving at the snap, so it is illegal motion.  The first player must be set for a full second before the QB starts moving, or the QB must reset before the snap.  Neither happened.  It may seem minor, but when they have an illegal shift, it further convinces the defense that the ball is not about to be snapped.

It clearly fooled the refs too, because they wouldn't normally miss that illegal shift.

07/19/2016 - 9:40am It looks to me that he knows what it means

Edit:  I was wrong.

07/13/2016 - 12:04pm The correct term is


05/26/2016 - 8:33pm I wonder how quickly that

I wonder how quickly that Baylor number will move.

05/05/2016 - 8:52pm This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer.

04/26/2016 - 4:54pm You stated that Burke was the

You stated that Burke was the last Mr. Basketball from Ohio. You missed one: Caris.

04/20/2016 - 9:06pm No, the Power 5 conferences'

No, the Power 5 conferences' votes count as 2, so switching the PAC12 and a group of 5 vote is a three vote swing. 8-7 to deny the ban.

04/20/2016 - 11:28am I like the 1 Middle Tennessee

I like the 1 Middle Tennessee State donor at $90.81

03/11/2016 - 1:00pm Plus UM Bielfeldt is a

Plus UM Bielfeldt is a traditional 4, but UM doesn't use those, so he was an undersized center. He is too small to cover centers, and isn't a good enough outside shooter to play the 4 in Michigan's offense.

02/16/2016 - 8:56pm It was a great reply by

It was a great reply by O'Korn, and I only found it because of the OP, but fast isn't always best.

01/26/2016 - 8:12pm Offered assistant head coach

Offered assistant head coach job? Aren't all of the coaching positions filled? Recruiting and analyst positions are open, but coach?

01/26/2016 - 6:23pm I'd prefer that he come back

I'd prefer that he come back a game earlier and get his legs back before a big game.

01/26/2016 - 6:19pm Do you like Huey Lewis and

Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?
Their early work was a little too 'new-wave' for my taste, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own - both commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square", a song so catchy most people probably don't listen to the lyrics - but they should! Because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself!

01/14/2016 - 9:20pm And the "sending" was from

And the "sending" was from her device to his.

01/14/2016 - 9:19pm That was the charge, because

That was the charge, because he sent it to himself electronically from her phone. Different than distributing it to others.

12/05/2015 - 2:19pm They probably misheard how he

They probably misheard how he said it. It is certainly not a v sound.

12/04/2015 - 3:37pm The pronunciation guide is

The pronunciation guide is wrong. There is no "v" sound in Moritz. It is a rolled "r".

11/09/2015 - 8:32pm WAS dating

WAS dating