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06/18/2018 - 8:19pm How do we upvote the orignal…

How do we upvote the orignal post?   Nuff said about the new format !

05/26/2018 - 5:29pm From what I've read, Vegas betting lines only reflect

what people are putting their money on.  Nothing to do with the actual play of the teams.

FWIW - ND offense is returning 7 starters on offense & 10 on defense.

WR & S seem to be the biggest question marks.  1 OL to replace, although 2 were drafted.

Know thy enemy:

https://slapthesign.com/2017/12/27/notre-dame-football-projecting-2018-…

https://www.18stripes.com/notre-dame-football-2018-depth-chart-preview-…

 

 
05/26/2018 - 5:27pm double post

 

 

 
05/02/2018 - 4:59pm Link to follow live stats

The MGoBlue softball page has a bad link for live stats (par for the course).

So you can get to it via the MSU site.

http://www.msuspartans.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoftbl.html?event=159…;

 

 

04/30/2018 - 4:40am For live game stats:

https://mgoblue.com/index.aspx?path=softball

Under Next Event, click on the 3 vertical bars to go to the "sidearmstats.com" live in game stats page.

 

 

04/25/2018 - 2:46pm Since this has turned into a pay the players thread,

you have to think about all the side effects. 

Equal pay for all college atheletes in all sports, men's and women's, or you will have an unending battle in the courts, where the lawyers are the only winners.

As it stands, the money goes to upgrading facilities in the universities for all sports, so the players/students benefit indirectly.  Cut that revenue stream and universities will be forced to choose which sports to finance and which to cut.  That would mean some universities that can't compete in the major sports, would then specialze in a few lesser sports, drawing/paying the best athletes and further creating an unbalance in the college sports world.

Finally, this would legalize bagmen.   Organize an autograph session every month - 100 autographs at $100 would add up to a nice amount at the end of the year.  Is the NCAA going to put a watchdog behind every organiser to make sure it's legal?

It's a gigantic can of worms, that will be hard to put the lid back on, once it's opened.

04/14/2018 - 10:26am You can add Elvis Grbac to the list

You can add Elvis Grbac to the list.

04/11/2018 - 6:15pm Spring game format

I wasn't a real fan of the preceeding Harbaugh spring games format, with team captains picking the rosters.

Dividing the position players into 2 groups, doesn't give a good feel for the state the team. It seemed more like sandlot pickup.

Most other teams pit the n°1 offense vs the n°1 defense, then the n°2s have a go. That gives a better feel to state of each group.

04/03/2018 - 3:03pm and 3 minutes / game (Wilson)

In several mock drafts I looked at a couple days ago, Mo was projected in the lower 20's.

That's also DJ Wilson territory. 

Mo is surely a much better player, but still has talents to develope and probably would have  more fun in the college game, than 3rd string NBA.

04/01/2018 - 11:52am Yeah, Poole always seems a step or 2 behind his man on D.

Against Villanova's offense, that can be fatal.

It will be a tradeoff of Off vs Def, to see how much playing time he will get on Monday.

Hopefully, Mo, Charles & Jordan can help calm down the nerves of the other starters, to let them just play their game.

03/31/2018 - 8:45pm Hopefully Beate Wagner will be the good luck charm

we need on Monday.

Mo plays his best when she is in the stands.

03/31/2018 - 11:17am Mo will also be a key, as he has been very inconsistent to date

You never know which Mo will show up.

Or maybe with the other players playing well, Mo will be more the difference between a close game and a blowout.

We will need all the players to bring their "A" game on Monday, so hopefully this is a good tuneup and helps get their confidence up.

03/31/2018 - 11:07am On the other hand, think of the impact on the title game, Monday

What would a n°1 vs n°11 do to ratings?

Cinderella getting blown out or a n°3 with a chance to make it interesting.

As all here, let's hope that the refs let the game be decided on the court.

 

03/28/2018 - 4:29pm Mo improved immensely in rebounding and defense.

I think there is still room for improvement and consistency, next year.

03/27/2018 - 7:53pm Hopefully Yaklich spends some time preparing for Kansas &

Villanova.

A day and a half, doesn't give much time to change gears.

At least they are in the first game, so they can sit back and watch their future opponent.

03/25/2018 - 4:25pm You can compare a 2nd year Matthews' performance in the tourney

, to Kentucky's 1st year All Americans, to get an idea of how things could play out next year.  Not to mention team basketball vs individual stars.

As for preseason rankings, who cares.  Better to start out the season without a target on the back.  Also, gives the freshman class time to get Beilein's playbook down.

03/25/2018 - 4:14pm Matthews doesn't have the outside game yet,

to be a NBA guard.  If he can get that part down, he could be a 1st rounder in next year's draft.

As for Mo, he needs much more consistancy to even think about the 1st round.  You never know which Mo will show up.

I'm beginning to wonder if Mo's highly emotional nature gives him problems for getting a restful sleep before big games.  Just a theory, but it might explan part of his inconsistancy.

 

 

03/25/2018 - 3:54pm Look at Villanova

Starting lineup :  6'9" & 6'8" forwards and 3 guards.

A 7' center is nice, but not essential.

03/24/2018 - 3:54pm 5468459

5468459

 

 

 

03/24/2018 - 1:42pm +1 from another overseas alum

+1 from another overseas alum

03/24/2018 - 12:35pm 858741

858741

TIA

Edit:   Just saw the new code for today.

 

03/22/2018 - 7:15pm Is anyone else having a streaming problem?

I get the message disconnected, then a screen saying the "Content is no longer available".

Tried renewing the screen several times to no avail.  Set it up on a 2nd computer so that I could watch and comment at the same time, but they both lost the stream at the same time.

I'm in Europe, so I don't know if it has something to do with connecting from outside the US.

03/22/2018 - 5:31pm I got this code in a private message on discordapp

117851

 

 

03/22/2018 - 5:12pm Living in Brittany, a stream would be helpful

Hi,

I clicked on the link and was directed to the "Discordapp.com/channels"  General page

without permission to send messages.

 

What do I do next?  First time visitor to the Discordapp site.

 

TIA

03/21/2018 - 1:27pm NCAA Statistics might be able to help

They give rankings/details on several different offensive & defensive categories.

Link to national data:

http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings?academic_year=2018&division=11.0&sport_c…

Link to Michigan page - season or games stats:

http://stats.ncaa.org/teams/113583

03/18/2018 - 11:55pm A bit confusing, depends which bracket you look at

According the Yahoo (https://sports.yahoo.com/college-basketball/bracket/) we are the in the bottom half the bracket,

Meaning that we meet the winner the Duke/Kansas matchup for the right to the final four matchup against the top half of the bracket = Villanova favorite.

 

03/18/2018 - 11:52pm Double post

double post

03/18/2018 - 10:37pm But in the top half of the bracket

So in the Final Four, before the possible meeting with UM in the final's game.

Purdue with the Haas injury, is possibly weakened for next week's potential meeting with Villanova in the Elite Eight .

03/18/2018 - 10:09pm Opens up Villanova's path to the final four

Purdue n°2  is the highest ranking team left in their bracket.

Then n° 3 Texas Tech and n°5 Kentucly.

03/18/2018 - 9:57pm Add in the jet lag

Hope the team can adjust to the late hour with jet lag added in. 

Even arriving the day before, doesn't allow for the body clock to adjust.

03/18/2018 - 9:43pm I have found a live free Internet stream,

if anyone is interested.

03/18/2018 - 12:39pm She's from Florida and coming in the year after next.

So she will have 2 years together with Beaubien and Schaefer.

She is around the 5th ranked pitcher in Flo sports rankings. 

Don't remember her name, but she was mentioned in a thread at the beginnng of the season.

Her main high school rival enrolled at OSU this year, so that will be side story to follow.

03/17/2018 - 11:51pm Anybody have a live Internet stream?

In europe you can't get the CBS stream.

 

TIA

03/11/2018 - 8:15pm On Yahoo Sports - Tourney Bracket Live

Two of the four "experts" picked UM to go to the championship game, but losing to Villanova.

UM & Beilein seem to be getting some respect from national media.

03/08/2018 - 8:48pm Be sure to ask Alexia, if she will give you a refund,

if she is wrong  !

03/07/2018 - 10:07pm The main problem you may have, is the time difference

for evening games.

Here in France, most bars close at 1AM = 7PM EST.   So evening games would fall in the middle of the night. 

Check back here before games.  I'm sure you'll be able to find Internet streams, if nothing else.

 

 

03/04/2018 - 11:01pm Much more havic to come

with the different conference tournaments.

So just sit back and let things play out.

03/02/2018 - 3:26pm Anyone need a free Internet streaming link?

Anyone need a free Internet streaming link?

02/26/2018 - 8:41am I'd be interested, if you go through with it.

Living in Brittany, make it much more difficult to stream UM events.

Don't know how to private email on MGoBlog, so I'll post a reply here.

Thanks in advance,

02/24/2018 - 7:10pm Only 2 starters and 1 sub batting over .300 says it all.

Only 2 starters and 1 sub batting over .300 says it all.

http://mgoblue.com/documents/2018/2/13/sfb_stats_2018.pdf

02/18/2018 - 10:22am Some interesting notes on Chandler Dennis

Looking forward to seeing her together with Beaubien for two years.

"Was the Daily Post’s Player of the Year as a sophomore last season after going 19-6 with a 1.20 ERA and 144 strikeouts, and hitting .510, with three homer runs, 29 RBIs, 15 doubles and a 1.323 OPS in helping the Bulldogs to the Class AAAAAA state championship

Ranked as the No. 10 junior in the nation by FloSoftball

That is especially true, considering that one of her biggest pitching rivals — Daily Post Pitcher of the Year Skylar Hayward of Mill Creek — is someone she battled five times this past season.

And with Hayward having recently signed with Ohio State, Dennis is certain the two will cross paths again in only a few years."

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Link to the ND game live stats site.  No radio anywhere.  

http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=211194

There will be radio and live stats on the FSU site for the 2nd game, but the annoncers seem to have flunked "Communications 101" and have been assigned to do the broadcasts to make up the class.

Mgoblue.com is getting lazy these days !!!

02/17/2018 - 7:27pm If needed tomorrow, your can follow the radio broadcast

on the FSU site.

http://seminoles.com/sports/softball/schedule/

02/10/2018 - 5:25pm Not to mention the albatross contracts he gave to Drev & Pep

Length, as well as $.

Looks like he took the administrative side of things too lightly, rewarding friends like a kid in a candy store and not thinking out the consequences, if they didn't pan out in the college game.

In his entire career, Drevno had only been an OC for 2/3 years at San Diego State and that was 12 years ago.

Not to mention expecting 18/20 year olds to master a pro playbook.

It's called "on the job training" and I think he would do it differently the next time around.

 

02/04/2018 - 7:05pm Will be interesting to follow his career wherever he lands

Will be interesting to follow his career wherever he lands

02/01/2018 - 7:44pm I thought they said that the offense was very predicitable

and that they knew what was coming.  Not sure it was just the routes themselves.

02/01/2018 - 7:21pm And many more that did more with lesser recruits !

It's also about developing the recruits.  Not to mention the inability to close on higher ranked OL recruits.

02/01/2018 - 7:11pm He's still learning on the job !

Don't think we'll see more of those 4/5 year, million dollar contracts for coaches on offense in the near future.

02/01/2018 - 7:07pm Shhhh !

We need to save that play for the last game of the season !

02/01/2018 - 7:02pm Does he have any eligibility left ?

That would solve what remaining problems are left  ;o)

01/04/2018 - 7:00pm He's 59 (wrong guy, please ignore)

so when Don Brown retires, he'll be aound the same age as when Brown came here. 

Seems more like a Mattison inurance policy.  Spend a year or two to learn the schème, then slide in when Matty moves on to collect his SS checks.

 

EDIT:  My bad.  Our Al Washington seems to be lost in Google's equivalent of Siberia.  Took about 5 minutes and several search topics to finally find his bio.

Our Al Washington is in his mid 30s.