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11/12/2018 - 4:42pm He did that, or something…

He did that, or something pretty similar. It was a very unhealthy situation there for a long time before he got fired.

11/12/2018 - 9:38am (No subject)

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11/09/2018 - 2:41pm Are you near Arthur…

Are you near Arthur Sitkowski, by chance?

11/06/2018 - 8:35am There are always 3-loss…

There are always 3-loss teams in the top 15 at the end of the year, but usually, they're Auburn.

11/06/2018 - 8:30am In this case, not because…

In this case, not because you hate both teams, but because it would be a kindness to put them out of their misery.

11/04/2018 - 1:47am There is a 0% chance that…

There is a 0% chance that the loser of the CCG makes the playoff. It's never happened, it's not going to happen. 

 

If we win out, we're in. That simple.

11/04/2018 - 1:45am There is no possible way…

There is no possible way that the CFP puts a CCG loser and a CCG winner into the playoff at the same time.

 

Bama's only gotten in while not winning the conference because they didn't play in the CCG.

10/21/2018 - 10:01am Really? That seems…

Really? That seems impossible.

10/17/2018 - 9:57am This is not true. The clock…

This is not true. The clock only runs on a kickoff when the offensive team touches the ball. MSU would've needed to recover the ball without a UM player touching it, which is rare but not impossible. 

09/22/2018 - 1:24pm You're thinking of the wrong…

You're thinking of the wrong terrible Big Ten West team.

09/20/2018 - 8:13am This post would be so much…

This post would be so much more effective if your writing style didn't assume that everyone involved knew players and coaches by their initials at first read.

09/17/2018 - 8:57am That'll be a tough game for…

That'll be a tough game for Sparty, because while they're coming off a bye, as we all know, they spent at least 80% of that bye week practicing for Michigan.

08/29/2018 - 1:48pm I mean, it's Wisconsin…

I mean, it's Wisconsin. Anything smelly, he's already smelled it. Anything hard, his children will eat it. He has no need for money, because like everyone knows, Wisconsin banished the dollar in 1974.

08/08/2018 - 8:53pm All of that, while…

All of that, while repeatedly preaching that respect for women was a core part of the team's values.

08/04/2018 - 12:20pm Kind of chicken and egg - if…

Kind of chicken and egg - if Hoke was successful, he wouldn't have had the habits which caused him to be so clueless on the sideline so as to put an obviously concussed player in the game.

08/03/2018 - 8:21am It's a someone shady…

It's a someone shady situation that's difficult to talk about, because while Title IX may or may not apply in this case (you'd basically have to go to court to find out), the policy in question is the school's Title IX policy. 

 

So, to probably be the most accurate, this would be an investigation into a violation of the university's Title IX-related policy, but that's a mouthful and nobody's ever going to read through that whole sentence in a news article, so they shorten it, which introduces some ambiguity (and makes OSU fans feel like they're being unfairly targeted).

07/26/2018 - 8:59am We can start at your house…

We can start at your house and see how it goes.

07/24/2018 - 1:43pm I think not sleeping on BMs…

I think not sleeping on BMs is just good advice in general. Good luck with your big six months.

07/23/2018 - 9:13am Yep, 40 days.

Yep, 40 days.

07/19/2018 - 12:19pm I, uh, do not like the…

I, uh, do not like the design of that helmet.

07/13/2018 - 10:46am When can we kick them out of…

When can we kick them out of the Big Ten?

07/13/2018 - 8:31am His great job at Vanderbilt…

His great job at Vanderbilt is winning 24 games in 3 years. That's good, yes, but it's not powerhouse status.

 

His great job at Penn State has been a trip to the Big Ten Championship game that was mostly predicated on high-variance arm punts to very tall receivers (who are gone) followed by last year, which was built around RPOs designed by a great OC (who is gone) around a top-5 NFL draft pick RB (who is gone).

 

Nobody thinks PSU is suddenly going to go 3-9 this year, but I think a lot of people here would be less surprised if they went 8-4 than if they went 10-2. 

07/11/2018 - 4:32pm You can't really ignore…

You can't really ignore political rallies where people are murdered by the driver of a car.

06/20/2018 - 1:11pm I wish I could upvote this…

I wish I could upvote this response a thousand times.

06/19/2018 - 5:47pm It's darn good to be a…

It's darn good to be a Michigan Wolverine.

06/15/2018 - 8:31am I don't think that's true. I…

I don't think that's true. I mean, have you ever had over-cooked asparagus?

05/10/2018 - 8:57am Personally, I don't think

Personally, I don't think it's the case that the Lions and APG colluded to keep this information secret. There's no indication that the Patriots knew this about Patricia, either.

 

I think it's probably far more likely that NFL teams request only enough information from their background searches so that they can avoid any kind of real legal or PR culpability if something comes out. I don't think it's an accident that the Lions only specifically search for convictions, because I'm guessing that just about everyone only searches for convictions. 

 

I'm guessing that most NFL teams do background searches looking only for things that can really hurt them. Which, regardless of how much noise this makes right now, it's likely that it won't have any lasting impact on the team; it'll get some conversation for a couple days and everyone will have forgotten by the time training camp opens.

04/19/2018 - 12:03pm I feel like Tom would have a

I feel like Tom would have a really difficult time winning President when he'd have a zero percent chance of winning New York.

03/23/2018 - 3:39pm Beating a mid-NCAA tournament

Beating a mid-NCAA tournament seed by 27 on a neutral court isn't aready a blowout?

03/08/2018 - 8:28am She doesn't have to get "most

She doesn't have to get "most high school boys" to play for her. It's CSU, not Duke, they're not recruiting five stars, and the expectations aren't national championships every year. She needs to get 3 or 4 decent basketball players per year to play for her.

 

I think you're pretty badly overestimating how much high school boys are going to care about being coached by a woman. Chances are, they've had a couple of women coaches before this point in their careers, and didn't care. And again, you don't need 40 players a year, she needs 3 or 4. I think she'd be fine.

03/02/2018 - 4:37pm Can't wait to see what Tim

Can't wait to see what Tim Miles thinks about KenPom game predictions, now.

01/22/2018 - 10:46am "Everyone does a thing that's

"Everyone does a thing that's against the rules" does not make it not cheating. Nearly everyone pays college football recruits under the table but that doesn't mean that Ole Miss wasn't cheating when they paid recruits, too. Ole Miss are not "cheaters," they are cheaters. The Patriots are not "cheaters," they're cheaters.

01/21/2018 - 6:43pm Spygate was unquestionably a

Spygate was unquestionably a long-term cheating operation by the Patriots.

01/21/2018 - 6:40pm I'm not sure why the quotes.

I'm not sure why the quotes. Say whatever you want about their stretch, but there's no question that the Patriots cheated for years by filming opponents signals. They didn't "cheat," they cheated.

12/22/2017 - 10:56am I'm just going off what I've

I'm just going off what I've seen people writing about the venture, I don't think a more-violent football league is going to be a good or particularly marketable idea.

 

McMahon is 72 - I don't think he wants to mess around with a second-rate football league for 20 years before anyone starts to care about it; I'm also not convinced that a second-rate football league can truly survive. Arena Football already exists in the offseason and nobody really cares to watch it because (a) they don't care about any of the teams and (b) the games aren't nearly as good as college or the NFL. I don't think you could legally pull off a regional draft in a national sporting venture these days (it would seem to run afoul of the same rules that prohibited free agency). 

 

The thing is, McMahon doesn't seem like a moron, he built the WWE basically from nothing. I'm just not sure what angle he sees that he really feels is going to get a sustainable league going, because the XFL wasn't, and Arena Football isn't (there are currently six total teams, and only three of them are older than 2 years old).

12/22/2017 - 8:53am I'm fairly certain that Jeff

I'm fairly certain that Jeff Brohm learned all he'll ever need to know about watching a team get destroyed, heart and soul, on a football field came from his time as the backup to the 1994 San Diego Chargers.

12/22/2017 - 8:51am Based on initial reports,

Based on initial reports, McMahon believes that the market for the XFL is people who believe the NFL isn't violent enough, and also believe that it's bad that they don't force players to stand for the national anthem (EXPLICIT NOTE: I am NOT trying to start a national anthem conversation).

 

I'm not sure how well that's going to work (I think the market is quite a bit smaller than he thinks) and I think there's a really high barrier to taking fans from the NFL that they're going to have a seriously difficult time getting over, but it sounds like that's what they're going for.

12/01/2017 - 8:38am None whatsoever.

None whatsoever.

11/30/2017 - 9:58am Not only will companies not

Not only will companies not have loytalty to employees, but they will actively work to destroy incentives for keeping people around. Fifty years ago, someone might stick around a company because they had a pension and escalating vacation time and a prospect of promotion.

 

None of that exists any more. It's clear companies don't want people to stick around for 20 years. Why stay somewhere when it's clear you're not wanted?

11/16/2017 - 8:45am Bill Parcels!? I barely know

Bill Parcels!? I barely know Parcels!

 

Boom. Still got it.

11/13/2017 - 3:49pm Reasonably, one could also

Reasonably, one could also answer that the Big Ten East at the moment is significantly more difficult than the Big Ten West during Pelini's tenure.

 

Also, Jim Harbaugh has never brought a cat on the field during a Spring Game.

10/30/2017 - 3:24pm The one thing I haven't seen

The one thing I haven't seen with all the talk of Peters vs. O'Korn is that it's a lot more reasonable if Peters is bad to still be playing him, because he's an investment in the future. JOK is a fifth-year senior. Every snap with him in both practice and game time is lost going into next season; that's not true for Peters, who'll be back on campus barring something going spectacularly wrong. I don't expect Brandon Peters to turn into senior Tom Brady for the rest of the season, but I do expect him to be at least marginally better than Steven Threet level, which Peters was only occasionally (and not since Purdue). Additionally, when he makes a mistake, you hope he learns from it and grows, alongside the rest of this very young team.

 

In other words, if Peters gets worse, that's OK. We know he's not going to be a world-beater, yet. We hope that he can learn and grow from it and that next year, we're going to be better for it. John O'Korn wasn't ever going to make us better last year, and the point at which it was clear that this season wasn't likely to amount to silverware, replacing him with a guy who's got as good a chance to start next year as anyone made all the sense in the world.

10/24/2017 - 4:24pm Lovie might be putting the

Lovie might be putting the cart before the horse, here.

10/17/2017 - 1:04pm If Michigan has a 15% chance

If Michigan has a 15% chance to win each of the games you posted there (and with this defense, arguing that they have less than that to win any game is a real reach), then they have a 39% chance to win one of the three. That's much better than "effectively zero" chance to win 9 games (and in fact, S&P+ has them at a 31% chance to go 9-3, so I'm probably a bit optimistic).

10/16/2017 - 4:15pm It can be two things!

It can be two things!

10/16/2017 - 1:58pm I said to a friend after

I said to a friend after Higdon scored in OT that I hope we don't all remember this as "That one Karan Higdon game" ten years from now.

10/13/2017 - 10:22am Nice to know that amateurism

Nice to know that amateurism is entirely pointless, now.

10/09/2017 - 12:55pm I mean, they're not that far

I mean, they're not that far off. Structurally, they're different, but conceptually they attack gaps, squeeze the line and put guys on the outside in one-on-one matchups where you challenge the other team to beat you over the top in the limited time you have before the pass rush gets there. 

09/28/2017 - 11:26am I'm not an expert on business

I'm not an expert on business channels, but in my experience, the #1 thing you can count on there is for them to be apologists for rich people running scams. It seems like it's their primary reason for existing.

09/26/2017 - 4:31pm Maybe it's just me, but I

Maybe it's just me, but I don't find the FBI arresting people for transferring large sums of money tax-free then immediately turning around and scamming American taxpayers out of Pell Grant money which the student very obviously does not need (because they just got 100K tax-free) to be a waste of taxpayer money.