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07/20/2018 - 1:06pm Bye Felicia

Bye Felicia

07/19/2018 - 12:58pm You don't get it.


You don't get it.

Soccer and basketball are contact sports.

Football is a collision sport.


Now, regarding scoring.
There are tons of ways to "score" that around counted as points.  For instance, in US football, a third down conversion is huge.  Or a turnover.  Those aren't points, but they make the game interesting.  But if you don't understand their impact, they're boring.  Same with soccer -- the only people who consider it boring are the people blind to the intricacies.

But this isn't gonna convince you.  I suspect you just want MOAR HITTING, MOAR SKOARING!

07/18/2018 - 8:51pm Number of fucks given: 0

Number of fucks given: 0


07/18/2018 - 7:02pm just sent the email Seth. …

just sent the email Seth.  Thank you for your work, and I hope you enjoy my attempts at groveling. 

07/18/2018 - 6:24pm [Izzo walks into recruit's…

[Izzo walks into recruit's room]

"Belein will get you paid, but it’ll be later.  (I believe there’s a “daft” that they do.  I get a lotta guys in it, so some people call me Daft for short.  Which I am not.  Anyways.)  We’ll pay you right now, and we’ll pay for your family’s dinner.  You might have to pay it back later, but hey. . . $140 now, or $1 point 4 [quietly] million [back to loud] in the draft later?  Look. . . I don’t pay too much attention to numbers – heck, we don’t even require it anymore – but I know that 14 is a lot more than 1 point 4. 

And he's had a lot of kids drafted lately, but they come in with ranking a lot higher than ours.  100+ ratings!  And it still takes him 3 years to get Stauskas drafted.  Bring me a weird guy with one tenth of that ranking (top 32), and I'll get him drafted in 4 years.  Wouldn't you rather spend MORE time in college?

And they also fire people who enable!  I don't do numbers so good, but here in EL winning > ethics!


07/18/2018 - 3:43pm Give: 5 seconds of reading…

Give: 5 seconds of reading time.

Receive: millions to favorite school.

Reaction: complain that gift is not good enough (for him). States other people have giant egos.

. . . 

Verdict: sounds legit.

07/16/2018 - 11:47am Its how LeMarkian evolution…

Its how LeMarkian evolution works. 

But that theory was disproved like 100 years ago. #sadFace

07/12/2018 - 3:25pm But who do you have as the …

But who do you have as the #1 mayoral candidate in the state of MI?

See Magnus, this is why your site doesnt get as much traffic as MGo. Not enough political discourse.


07/12/2018 - 3:23pm Are you really leaving over…

Are you really leaving over a tongue-in-cheek comment? 

07/12/2018 - 3:22pm And all this time I thought…

And all this time I thought subtle meant "something not BLATENTLY APPARENT LIKE IT WERE IN ALL CAPS". 

But remember plebes, #NoPolitics.

07/12/2018 - 3:15pm Golden threads?! I want a…

Golden threads?! I want a golden shower!!!

07/12/2018 - 3:14pm Political threads are…

Political threads are implicitly allowed when the main creator of threads. . . creates political threads.

07/12/2018 - 3:09pm Hotel PutinGrad ruined the…

Hotel PutinGrad ruined the voting system! 

07/02/2018 - 1:00pm Data question/Nerd Alert.

Data question/Nerd Alert.

Guys, its a little slow here at work so I've got time to look into recruiting stars, stats, etc.  I was wondering if anyone knows of any easy to use databases on basketball recruiting stars.  Right now, 247, rivals, ESPN, etc. all only have the data on stars in image format -- can't C&P, as it's an image -- would have to manually copy this over.

It'll end up in a nice off-season diary about correlations between Fr.-to-Soph. stats and recruiting rankings to (for instance) draft pick/position and pro stats. 

I know Seth has a data set for Michigan football, but was wondering if anyone knows of a good set for basketball.

Also, can't figure out how to create new posts.  Sorry for embedding here. :(

05/19/2018 - 11:43am Age old debate

Salary vs. Culture.

Wonder if he got a raise?

05/19/2018 - 11:42am Ever heard of salary negotiations?

He wanted to start a bidding war.

05/19/2018 - 11:39am You must

You must be new to American Politics

05/17/2018 - 9:41am Impressive

In a certain light -- framed as "what this guy accomplished" -- it's actually impressive.

Commissioner successfully convinces America that his league can cheat and its ok. That's super impressive on a level of hoodwinkery.

05/16/2018 - 2:33pm Litigation reserving

Another actuary can come on and correct me if I'm wrong (not my specialty here), but reserves are usually 20% for immediate malpractice claims. Obv this case is not textbook, but its weird that its so. . . normalized?

I wonder how much insurance is covering here.

05/16/2018 - 2:28pm Dude, this is the internet

Faux outrage or GTFO!

05/15/2018 - 10:04pm Nyet

Bron will end up better than MJ. And old people will tell at clouds, shouting"nostalgia!".

I grew up in Chicago in the 90s. And LJ is better.

05/13/2018 - 1:45am I didn't

Just trying to be funny, probably ended up more of a jerk than funny.

05/12/2018 - 3:14pm Doubling down

He took a UNC "Athlete Lit" class.

So you're gonna have to explain what "words" are now.

05/12/2018 - 1:34pm UNC grad

He took UNCs "Athlete Lit" class.

So you're gonna have to explain what MacBeth is now.

05/12/2018 - 12:07pm That's not how the fable goes

The Fox DOESNT eat the grapes, which is why he says they must be sour.



05/11/2018 - 6:22pm I never understood this logic

The buck stops at the CEO?  The GM?  The Coach?

It stops wherever you want it to stop.  But if the argument is "the buck stops with the leader", then the CEO should be fired every time something bad happens.


In any case, I find this an accurate description of capitalism:
Shit rolls downhill; profits roll up.

05/11/2018 - 10:38am Midwest culture does not tolerate payments to players

Tresses, Jim
Bridges, Miles
Rapists, Miles of

(Get out of jail free cards are payments-in-kind)

05/08/2018 - 5:05pm Record since 2007

That is a stat we need to get rid of.

04/23/2018 - 2:31pm Wait

Pong had teams?!

Being not-snarky for a second, I agree with your premise.

04/21/2018 - 12:19am Your reasons

Your reasons for agreement are much better than mine.

I just agree because I work in health analytics. And he said that's growing. Woo!

04/20/2018 - 1:47am Word order is important

Just because you're fucking the lizard king, does not mean
you are the fucking lizard king.

04/19/2018 - 3:49pm Granted

Granted, Grant has Some News on Newsome, Grant.

04/19/2018 - 11:41am I have a solution

$40 donation to charity. Boom: eligible!

04/19/2018 - 10:42am W-L

W-L is the only thing that matters. Everything else is just justifications that can easily be changed if the W-L record changes.

04/19/2018 - 10:38am Sorry, he just had a long typo

Real reason why he thinks its a joke is this:

"We haven't won it in a while. Other teams, especially rivals, have. Therefore, I need to diminish it so I can feel better about my team."

And I do the same thing. Its just more ennui.

04/19/2018 - 10:28am Rx

"Look kid, if you can't put a few opioids in and play, you're a coward. All the cool kids are sacrificing for the team."

It could easily be construed that way. And would if this were Brian Kelly saying Zordich' comments.

04/18/2018 - 11:29am S

People keep saying "midrange shots are bad", and they assume that means "all midrange shots are EQUALLY bad." That's not how stats work.

Midrange shots depend on
A.) Quality of shooter
B.) Quality of shot.

If teams leave you open for a midrange shot and you hit open midrange shots 70%, that's really friggin good!

04/17/2018 - 6:58pm He's a Sparty

Winning games means no police investigations. Duh.

04/17/2018 - 6:57pm levity is appreciated. 

levity is appreciated.  Especially good levity.


*waits for someone to scream "TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!*

04/17/2018 - 6:51pm The fallacy in your logic

Is rifles are really friggin' cool!

I want XFL style kickoffs!

04/17/2018 - 5:58pm That song

That song was born in Canada.

04/17/2018 - 3:23pm MO


04/17/2018 - 3:21pm Stunning?!

Most stunning for me was the band Chicago is from Illinois and Kansas is from Kansas. Like, stunning in a funny kinda way.

04/17/2018 - 3:21pm Stunning?!

Most stunning for me was the band Chicago is from Illinois and Kansas is from Kansas. Like, stunning in a funny kinda way.

04/17/2018 - 3:21pm Stunning?!

Most stunning for me was the band Chicago is from Illinois and Kansas is from Kansas. Like, stunning in a funny kinda way.

04/17/2018 - 10:52am *university* coached that way

I believe "assault people" is in their mission statement.

04/17/2018 - 10:50am Posting history

Go through your posting history and find the political thing. Ace begged some people yesterday i think.

If you still can't figure it out, you probably shouldn't post. I'm sure you're innocent tho.

04/16/2018 - 3:08pm I'll see your stupid, low bid and raise it

I hope he's better than Woodson.

04/13/2018 - 2:14pm Proof that you are all bots

Just bots spamming conditional robot logic.

IF: coach for [rival] team wants injured player to play
THEN: coach is an asshole. Player is clearly injured -- coach will bring irreparable harm.

IF: coach for [Our] team wants injured player to play
THEN: player is clearly not injured. This is good motivational ploy.

04/13/2018 - 2:12pm Proof that you are all bots

ERROR: double post.

Danger Will Robinson!