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12/14/2018 - 3:14pm Maybe I'm misremembering an…

Maybe I'm misremembering an analysis here, but I was impressed that there was relatively absolute difference in the percentage of 4 v 3 stars that are drafted 1st day (eg 3% v6%) which reassured me that a 3 star hand selected by the coaches is probably not soooooo far from  avg 4 star (obv far from 4 star that coaches really like)

I'm prob wrong though....

12/09/2018 - 4:31pm As a tangential PSA: Please…

As a tangential PSA: Please learn bystander CPR (AHA Basic Life Support)--i.e., chest compressions. Anyone can learn it, whether high school or 75 years old.

Heart attacks can trigger a cardiac arrest (heart not pumping blood) and chest compressions can keep the brain alive until EMS arrive. 

I once took care of a 70-85 y.o. retired fire fighter who had a cardiac arrest. He can in comatose but eventually did great because he "dropped dead" during his weekly meetup of his old fire fighter buddies, so they immediately started good CPR until EMS arrived. It reminded me of those movies that have elderly guys come out of retirement to save the earth from an asteroid. 

 

12/06/2018 - 3:15pm While I'm football first by…

While I'm football first by a mile, in this era MBB championship would be as special purely because of Coach B and what it would mean to him and the type of players he recruits. 

11/30/2018 - 7:13pm and maybe offer to make a…

and maybe offer to make a small donation to a charity of his choice (or ChadTough, Med Ctr) in the name of the BB program? 

11/29/2018 - 10:55am RONUte--thanks for writing…

RONUte--thanks for writing this diary.

11/26/2018 - 5:19pm Much thanks to Rashan Gary…

Much thanks to Rashan Gary for showing how the term "scholar-athlete" can be meaningful even now. He clearly benefited as a person from being a student-athlete (rather than in a "NFL developmental league", if it existed); and the university community/his college class surely benefited from him as a student, not as "just" a cog in a big money business.

11/25/2018 - 9:46pm Good sum up. 

Good sum up. 

11/24/2018 - 5:20pm Yes, would like other proof…

Yes, would like other proof besides induction, given implication for The Game next year...

11/23/2018 - 3:47pm Thanks for heads up…

Thanks for heads up. Promises to be better game than the Mizzou Arkansas game I'm watching now. What happened to Arkansas?

11/23/2018 - 1:15pm BuckeyeChuck, I appreciate…

BuckeyeChuck, I appreciate the post. Something all of us know sub-consciously (I grew up during the Cooper years). Still, pretty surprising to me how bad 1985 - 2000 was for OSU fans when written out explicitly. Didn't remember it being the inverse of the last 15 years for us. 

Reminds me of the pop psychology trope that people feel worse from losses than they feel good from wins (e.g., in controlled psych lab experiments with $ win/lose games).   

11/21/2018 - 9:56pm I just started using twitter…

I just started using twitter to follow scientific journals, basically using the addictive nature of social media to trick me into useful reading. 

11/20/2018 - 1:23pm Hope Hart has a big game…

Hope Hart has a big game with a national audience to make a run at national "Holder of the Year". Really neck and neck with a Butkus award win for Bush as far as PR for the program. 

11/20/2018 - 1:19pm A somewhat improved USC…

A somewhat improved USC would prob be a good thing for Michigan. Increasing the chances of Pac12 self-cannibalizing and having a 1 to 2-loss champion each year. Wash State could (should?) be 11-0 at this point. 

11/15/2018 - 5:56pm Yeah, you're not hurting it…

Yeah, you're not hurting it. You're just gently battin' the bunny around.  The bunny's scared, The bunny's scared of you.

11/09/2018 - 9:56am When was the last time 3 P5…

When was the last time 3 P5 type teams were undefeated in regular season? My rudimentary googling could not figure it out...

11/07/2018 - 1:16am I'd somehow never heard of…

I'd somehow never heard of this ridiculous concept. I love it. A kind of reverse ABA-NBA feel. With the Rose Bowl as the P4 Natl Championship game every year.  Would really be refreshing to hear less about the SEC all the time.

11/07/2018 - 1:02am Yes, one of the biggest…

Yes, one of the biggest downsides of an 8 team playoff is that it would definitely favor undeserving SEC teams (like the GA/LSU this year) slip in at 7 & 8 because of their 'quality losses' and transitive wins.  

11/07/2018 - 12:54am Yes, long-term MJ smoking…

Yes, long-term MJ smoking carries risk of symptoms (chronic cough), possible variant of "emphysema-like" lung injury, and loaded with mold so risk of infection. Unclear if any lung cancer risk. So edibles are def. the way to go. 

11/06/2018 - 10:51am I always assumed those were…

I always assumed those were two different places...

Similar to when I learned that segue and "segwae" were the same word...

11/06/2018 - 10:51am I always assumed those were…

I always assumed those were two different places...

Similar to when I learned that segue and "segwae" were the same word...

11/05/2018 - 5:26pm Any data on how Tate Martell…

Any data on how Tate Martell might look as a red zone QB? 

11/05/2018 - 5:23pm Thanks. Interesting. 

Thanks. Interesting. 

11/04/2018 - 12:07pm Brilliant disguise for…

Brilliant disguise for Halloween, I would have definitely thought you were one of the many Toledo/Cinci anti-OSU pro-UM natives of Ohio...

11/04/2018 - 12:03pm The few PSU fans that I know…

The few PSU fans that I know have entered the "maybe he isn't a good coach but let's give him more time in part because he seems like a nice guy". I guess this the first stage of grief (denial)? Unfortunately we've been there too. 

11/04/2018 - 11:56am Yes, I think the CFB world…

Yes, I think the CFB world at large is buying into this "only Clemson or Michigan might have the defense to play with Alabama" sentiment; it makes me much more confident that a one-loss Michigan definitely gets into the playoff over a one-loss Oklahoma (even if OU gets a "statement win" in the B12CCG over Texas). 

 

11/01/2018 - 11:37am Yes, I agree that, in the…

Yes, I agree that, in the end, being a CFB fan is about enjoying the season, and the best argument for rooting for LSU this weekend is that we all love an underdog, a lot of us have a soft spot for Les Miles' former team and the sheer enjoyment of seeing the Death Star lose. 

Also, having Alabama be proven mortal would be nice... although Saban would just absorb that energy to become even stronger like a X-Man villian. 

11/01/2018 - 11:34am Yes, I agree that, if we are…

Yes, I agree that, if we are going to worry, save some fraction of the worry for Oklahoma. We can't depend on the committee to do the "right" thing between OU and us. 

10/15/2018 - 5:48pm From Section 2, one of the…

From Section 2, one of the quieter sections, it was very loud Sat night on every WISC 3rd down, even deep into the 4th quarter blowout. More variable on WISC 1st and 2nd down. Truly thunderous, even in section 2, on the big plays. 

09/22/2018 - 5:50pm At the Big House today,…

At the Big House today, Nebraska fans certainly made a case for nicest fans in the BIG--very gracious even during the beatdown. I did see a few rapidly drowning their sorrows in alcohol outside the stadium.

09/20/2018 - 5:10pm Who has Jay been the lead…

I'm curious, who has Jay been the lead recruiter on this year/which region? 

09/02/2018 - 8:46pm I think that I speak for…

I think that I speak for many lurkers like myself (the silent majority)--always appreciate your content/comments Dr. Toboggan.

09/02/2018 - 12:49am Well said about Runyan. fish…

Well said about Runyan. fish out of water through no fault of his own.

08/31/2018 - 6:58pm I'm surprised that Stanford…

I'm surprised that Stanford does not have a bigger lead over the other universities.

Also, is there any particular reason (aside from large # of students) that Cornell is in the top 10? 

08/28/2018 - 7:40pm No fan of Zach Smith, of…

No fan of Zach Smith, of course, but the breach of privacy by the facility employee is pretty bad form. 

08/24/2018 - 6:08pm NittanyFan--interesting…

NittanyFan--interesting comments (and generally I enjoy having viewpoints from other fanbases). I wonder whether football-specific tribalism would  be reduced in Michigan. Hard to generalize, but I think many people would agree that football (e.g., high school level etc) is simply much more central to Ohio culture. So Michiganders would be just as tribal about various issues, just less likely to have football as their identity? 

08/24/2018 - 5:48pm Thanks for posting this. I…

Thanks for posting this. I think many of us avoid sports TV / espn/si.com etc.

08/16/2018 - 8:14pm What a wonderful gesture,…

What a wonderful gesture, and glad that you have many Big House memories with your father.

My own father is getting into his 70's, so I've started to make a concerted effort to go to a couple games every year with him... at least Sept/Oct games, The Game is too cold for him now!\.

 

08/10/2018 - 10:47pm Not everyone has all the…

Not everyone has all the symptoms, but possible heatstroke should be somewhat easy to recognize in the context of a late Spring/summer football practice. For this case, if his "lolling head" is true, that would be a pretty obvious sign to consider heatstroke. Some players may turn out to be exhausted, but you can't take a chance.

An important thing to remember is, once someoneis showing symptoms, even if you take them to the shade etc, their core body temperature often will continue to rise, which is why icing, just not just "let them sit in the lobby" is the treatment.  

It can happen to anyone, so if you feel nauseated, abdominal discomfort, or simply unwell out on the golf course etc, take it seriously. Best to be safe. 

08/10/2018 - 6:28pm Article is even worse:

"His…

Article is even worse:

"His head, he barely had control over it. His head was limp to the point where it was back. They were walking him across the field to get him up and moving, I guess. But then they basically took him over to position drills, which took a long time."

MD contests that he had a seizure at 5pm (and EMT not called until 6pm). But even if he was like the above at 5pm, seems criminally negligent.  

08/09/2018 - 3:57pm Yes, to all the OSU fans…

Yes, to all the OSU fans that say that Michigan fans "don't care about justice but want Urban gone for football reasons,"... there are a lot of fans (like myself) that, if only thinking football, would want Urban to stay so that we can beat him... 

08/07/2018 - 9:25pm Great story. Was the…

Great story. Was the neighborhood permanently changed (more friendly) or did it revert to pre-blackout after a couple months? 

08/07/2018 - 9:14pm Very obscure but my…

Very obscure but my girlfriend (at the time) continues to think that Leon Powe (Celtics) is one of the great basketball players of all time because she has watched only one NBA game ever: 

from wikipedia:

in Game 2 of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 8, 2008, as he scored 21 points, which included several dunks and 13 free throw attempts in only 15 minutes of play in front of a crowd chanting his name[8] en route to a 108–102 Celtics victory.

07/29/2018 - 6:58pm Not a novel opinion, but I'm…

Not a novel opinion, but I'm always impressed by people who train in the 400m also, that race is pure mental torture.  

07/24/2018 - 6:45pm Comcast cable plus youtube…

Comcast cable plus youtube.tv looks good on a large TV for me. (until the lack of net neutrality comes to haunt us as others have pointed out). 

07/21/2018 - 3:42pm On a tangent, has anyone…

On a tangent, has anyone tried to age their own whisky? There are kits which supply white dog/moonshine and a barrel (or staves). Is this a gimmick on the order of a Father's Day gifts from the The Sharper Image? Or is the process/end result worth trying once? 

07/16/2018 - 10:30pm Thanks for writing this Matt…

Thanks for writing this Matt.video clips very helpful for folks like me without any BB knowledge.

07/16/2018 - 10:30pm Thanks for writing this Matt…

Thanks for writing this Matt.video clips very helpful for folks like me without any BB knowledge.

07/09/2018 - 6:10pm same here, so I end up…

same here, so I end up having less front page visits than before. Don't know if that affects their ad views etc. 

07/08/2018 - 5:52pm It's Greek tragedy, Harbaugh…

It's Greek tragedy, Harbaugh needed to resurrect Stanford as springboard eventual dream job as Michigan coach, only to have Stanford in some fashion his greatest recruiting enemy.

07/05/2018 - 10:59pm (Next to UM of course) I'd…

(Next to UM of course) I'd love to see what a #1 RB recruit would do at Wisconsin.

During years we don't play them.

Gordon was #18 RB (4star), Ball was #40 RB (3star).