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10/21/2018 - 8:18pm The sad thing here is the…

The sad thing here is the refs can control this. When its this blatant just throw one flag. Stuff like this would end real quick.

10/21/2018 - 10:27am 3) All photos I can find of…

3) All photos I can find of it before yesterday they don't have helmets on but I'm not 100% sure

 

It was really weird cause (I think it was) Khaleke Hudson was the first guy they encountered and they just unlinked arms and walked by him no issue.

 

The whole thing was just really odd.

 

edit: this is the walk before last years Notre Dame game. No helmets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06iJYMpIhw4

10/20/2018 - 5:28pm I don't know where this goes…

I don't know where this goes but ToP was 42 minutes for UM.

What a performance.

01/10/2017 - 7:51am That is not what Oklahoma

That is not what Oklahoma State was trying to do.

 

They took the snap with 4 seconds left and ran the 4 seconds off the clock to end the game. They didn't care about the run-off cause they didn't needed.

 

Also with a deadball foul you don't get the run-off.

 

All Oklahoma State was trying to do was get the last 4 seconds off the clock.

12/31/2016 - 9:05am So running full speed at

So running full speed at someone and hitting them as hard as you can is OK but punching someone is sickening?

 

I'm not a UFC or MMA guy in the least but if 2 people want to go compete on a level playing field in a safe environment then by all means they can and people are entitled to enjoy the competitition.

 

I'm curious as to where you draw the line?

 

Football/hockey? Boxing? Pro-wrestling? Amateur wrestling? Martial arts tournaments?

12/26/2016 - 9:38am There wasn't a system in

There wasn't a system in college that was going to win with Nick Sheridan or Steven Threet at QB.

12/11/2016 - 12:11pm Leaving out the middle part

Leaving out the middle part of the quote is a bit deceptive.

 

"It was a tremendous experience, I wish I could do it again. Hopefully I can do it again."

 

That makes it seem like he is hinting at going.

 

Either way I'm glad I got to watch him every Saturday when he was here. Incredible talent.

11/27/2016 - 2:01pm For Wisconsin they didn't

For Wisconsin they didn't watch the game so they don't know how lop-sided it was.

 

They look back at the score and see a TD loss on the road early in the season.

 

Had we hit the field goals to make it 23-7 like it should have been we would be getting the benefit of the doubt.

11/13/2016 - 6:20pm Dallas might not have

Dallas might not have anything to gain in that game. Might have the starters sitting.

 

Could be good!

11/06/2016 - 10:24am Who were the other former

Who were the other former players?

 

Its surprising to me that they wouldn't just to college as well. Most (all?) colleges have some major rival (granted not like UM-OSU) that you think they would instantly jump to ahead of any pro rivalry.

 

A pro rivalry falls short to me because there isn't that sense of forever with a pro team. CWood is forever a Wolverine but is he forever a Raider and a Packer, and a Raider again? And lots of guys move around a lot more than that.

11/01/2016 - 11:38am If you look at the teams

If you look at the teams they've beaten right now I agree that they are close.

 

The issue UM is going to have to fight is at the end of the season people are gonna remember where those teams were when the games were played.

 

Bama has 5 wins over top 20 teams (when the games were played). That will be bandied about by people making the pro-Bama (or just pro-SEC arguement). They also have 2 more left on the schedule (LSU this week and Auburn). So if they win out it will be at least 6.

 

Michigan has 1 against Wisconsin.

 

Now as the season unfolded maybe PSU and Colorado turned out to be solid teams and Tenn Ole Miss and Ark aren't that great but then you'll just get the "SEC BEATS EACH OTHER UP! THEY ARE ALL SO GOOD!" argument.

 

Basically the SEC bias is a strong machine to beat.

 

 

11/01/2016 - 11:29am Bama is #1 until someone

Bama is #1 until someone beats them.

 

Keep winning and Michigan gets that a shot at that.

10/29/2016 - 6:17pm saw your comment as being in

saw your comment as being in reply to the "your math doesn't add up one"

 

too many beers?

10/29/2016 - 4:22pm YES!

YES!

10/29/2016 - 4:21pm They were down 7 before the

They were down 7 before the point after try.

 

There are 3 possible outcomes.

 

1) Kick the PAT and are down 6.

2) Fail to get points (missed kick or failed 2 point try) and are down 7.

3) 2 point try is returned and they are down 9.

 

If they were to somehow get another TD they would the PAT as an untimed down. Making it a 6 point gave gives you the best (albeit still extremely small) chance to win.

10/29/2016 - 4:16pm I'll add to that another

I'll add to that another clean game by Kenny Allen. Good on kicking in all 3 phases.

10/29/2016 - 10:47am As others have said I'm going

As others have said I'm going dline.

 

In my ideal world the MSU offense isn't able to move the ball past them. The rest after that takes care of itself.

10/29/2016 - 10:46am I'll take that bet!

I'll take that bet!

10/15/2016 - 9:37am Was comin in to make this

Was comin in to make this joke. +1 to you good sir

10/02/2016 - 11:46am Wife got her degree from EMU

Wife got her degree from EMU and now works at UM.

 

She is 9-1!

 

I have 2 degrees from UM does that make me 10-0? Got her! yesssssssssssssssssssssssss

10/01/2016 - 7:14pm Aren't there at least 2

Aren't there at least 2 soccer teams?

 

Is Kathy Ireland available?

09/27/2016 - 7:05pm I hope someone somewhere is

I hope someone somewhere is making a side by side GIF of the Peppers punt return and Denards first TD where he drops the snap in shotgun.

 

Both of them gave the old "no, no! go, go!"

09/18/2016 - 8:49am That bomb was clearly a "no

That bomb was clearly a "no way they throw here... oops"

09/18/2016 - 8:23am Best thing: Michigan's

Best thing: Michigan's defense turning into the QB eating machine as advertised after the second quarter.

 

Best (worst?) non-Michigan thing: Why do guys keep dropping the ball at the 1?

09/17/2016 - 7:15pm yes winning!

yes winning!

09/10/2016 - 10:22am Must have messed up bad to

Must have messed up bad to warrant a 2 game suspension.

 

/s

09/02/2016 - 8:33am I interpreted A Fan in

I interpreted A Fan in Fargo's post to be hyperbole intended to show coldnjl how ridiculous his post was.

09/02/2016 - 8:30am I think you are correct, but

I think you are correct, but man that got out of hand.

08/25/2016 - 6:44am I saw this on ESPN yesterday

I saw this on ESPN yesterday and thought

 

"well this will make for an interesting mgblog thread!"

 

/s

08/24/2016 - 11:47am I'm confident Harbaugh could

I'm confident Harbaugh could figure out how to use Gardner.

 

The games Gardner was on he was incredible.

 

The fact that they couldn't protect him/figure out ways to get the ball out of his hands quicker made me think Hoke/Borges should have been charged with some sort of crime.

08/19/2016 - 5:52pm Except your unhealthy

Except your unhealthy lifestyle is harmful to everyone around as well as yourself.

08/12/2016 - 5:01pm Funny thing about winning. It

Funny thing about winning. It justifies any legal (i.e. not cheating) strategy.

07/03/2016 - 6:28pm "Peterson will live."
 
But

"Peterson will live."

 

But would he want to?!?

06/25/2016 - 8:57pm "Finally, you seem to forget

"Finally, you seem to forget this was a team that was purposively tanking since December..."

 

Alright you got me. That's a hell of an organization you are rooting for there.

06/25/2016 - 5:59pm The general public doesn't

The general public doesn't have a real strong grasp of how the caps work and each teams relative situation.

 

Because of that they don't really get that for phoenix $7.5M pretend money on the cap means nothing and $1.1M real money out of their pockets means a lot.

 

Best way to explain is to point out phoenix's point of view.

 

Get: 16th pick and cash

Give: 20th pick 54th pick

 

If your like me you'll be explaining this trade a lot over the next week or two.

06/25/2016 - 5:55pm You are right, I really wish

You are right, I really wish the NHL would change the rule that requires players to live with a 5 mile radius of their home arena 12 months a year.

 

Totally unfair.

06/25/2016 - 5:53pm Care to share the stats you

Care to share the stats you are referencing for your arguement? Didn't think so.

 

Care to address the other parts of my posts which ask how Toronto is going to go from one of the worst teams in the league to at least average in most major categories? Didn't think so.

 

I also appreciate the tap dance from "Andersen is a significant upgrade" to "Andersen is average but Reimer was injury prone".

 

If you want to have a hockey debate/discussion I'm all for it. If you just want to try to get in a jab (I must be salty because the leafs have had so much more success than the wings in the last 25 years) and provide no actual back-up to your claims then we can just end the conversation here. No need to reply.

06/25/2016 - 1:46pm Are you arguing that Reimer

Are you arguing that Reimer wasn't your best goalie when you traded him?

 

What is your logic that Anderson is an upgrade? I present equivilent rate statistics despite Andersson playing and a significantly stronger team.

 

Anderson might be a solid NHL goalie but you will be paying him one of the top contracts in the league. But let's face the facts here this is a goalie who has 1 NHL season as a clear cut starter. And that was statistically his worst season.

 

I'm not saying Reimer is an elite goaltender but He has played his career for one of the worst performing teams in the league and is stopping the same % of pucks (which is what matters) as Anderson playing on one of the better teams in the league.

 

Bernier is a perfect example of this. LA has been a very good defensive team when Bernier was there and he put up good numbers (specifically 2010-2013 - 5th, 2nd, 8th). Bernier moves to Toranto who has been bad defensively (26th, 27th, 27th) and Bernier's numbers drop. Why wouldn't you expect the same thing to happen with Anderson?

 

"You speak of the Leafs evidently Vezina quality netminders of last year...(throws up hands)"

 

No I speak of Reimer and Bernier. If you don't have any arguement other than "do U even watch hockeyz lol!" and other hyperbole then why are you even on here talking about hockey?

06/25/2016 - 1:29pm Vitale is $1.1M per season

Vitale is $1.1M per season with 1 year remaining.

06/25/2016 - 11:46am How many "potential

How many "potential generational players" have the Oilers drafted in the last 7 or 8 years?

 

The Leafs may (finally) be back to rebuilding the team with good ownership/management/coaching but if you think it is going to turn around overnight (or in one offseason) you aren't giving enough credit to talent on the ice.

 

Last season the leafs were/had

28th in goals per game

24th in goals against per game

29th on the PP

13th while shorthanded (which is not bad, I'll give you that one)

1 player break 20 goals (Parentaeu - 20)

2 players break 40 points (Kadri - 45, Parentaeu - 41)

 

And you traded your best goalie in the middle of the season. You also overpaid a goalie that put up the same rate stats as the goalie you traded last year who was in a platoon situation on the best defensive/PK team in the league.

06/25/2016 - 11:44am This was a good trade for

This was a good trade for both sides.

 

They both got exactly what they wanted out of it. It just happened to line up perfect.

06/25/2016 - 11:28am Understanding zona's

Understanding zona's situation this is a good trade for both.

 

The wings pick up a $1.1M contract in actual money. Won't hit against the cap cause he will likely be in the minors all season but it still has to be paid.

 

Zona won't be anywhere near the cap at any point this season so the dats contract is free to them.

 

To zona this deal looks like

 

Get:

16th pick

$1.1M in free money

 

Give

20th pick

54th pick

 

That's not bad for them.

06/25/2016 - 11:25am smaller market teams

smaller market teams sometimes have a problem making a profit even at the cap floor.

 

if they feel they can field (ice?) a competitive team at $7.5M under the floor (due to having a lot of young players on entry level contracts for example) they will absorb a "free" cap hit in exchange for picks or giving away actual money they have to pay.

 

getting a big free agent is money they have to spend in the future. spending that money could bankrupt the team.

 

06/18/2016 - 7:15pm Sorry, they are only on the

Sorry, they are only on the hook against the cap. They don't have to pay Dats the money but they are effectively down $7.5M against the cap. This is because the contract was signed after Dats turned 35.

06/18/2016 - 5:12pm I'm real hesitant with picks

I'm real hesitant with picks but at some point you have evaluate the lower half of your existing roster and ask if those guys have a chance to move up. If they don't you should consider moving them.

 

Jurco and Pulkkinen have been had chances to make the roster and haven't made it. Does that mean they will never be strong NHLers? No of course not but eventually contracts are going to come up and a decision is going to have to be made one way or another.

 

With the Dats contract and no Dats we almost can't do anything in free agency. If we can give up those two guys and get rid of Dats and Howards contracts we're going to free up $12.5M in cap space. With that much money we should be a lead contender for any free agent out there.

 

 

06/18/2016 - 2:23pm "No way Calgary makes that

"No way Calgary makes that deal."

 

but I said plz...

06/18/2016 - 1:20pm So the move is to deal the

So the move is to deal the contract and either Jurco/Pulkkinen to get him off the books. Try to unload Howard then go after Stamkos or Lucic (maybe Okposo?) and a defenseman?

 

The free agent defenseman crop is not great this year. Keith Yandle is the highest rated available from most outlets (didn't see the Rangers enough to know how good he was).

 

Maybe Calgary will trade Dougie Hamilton for Howard straight up? Plz?

05/08/2016 - 5:30pm I think (hope?) pkatz just

I think (hope?) pkatz just sacasm inception'd everyone

 

it's sarcasm about sarcasm being sarcastic!

 

wait so it was leo's dream?

04/09/2016 - 9:59am Only one way to stay

Only one way to stay fit.

(come on embed plz work!)

04/09/2016 - 9:54am I don't think you get it.

I don't think you get it.