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07/16/2018 - 10:54am The problem with a…

The problem with a Clearinghouse like this is that the Clearinghouse has too much power to direct lucrative endorsement deals to particular athletes. I think that students should be allowed to choose between the Clearinghouse and getting their own agent -- who would be required to put any deals consummated through the Clearinghouse.

I'm guessing that most agents have a fiduciary duty to their clients. Given the many clients the Clearinghouse would be serving -- and the fact that their salaries are paid by the NCAA -- I cannot imagine that the Clearinghouse would be able to live up to a fiduciary duty of loyalty.

07/05/2018 - 6:26pm I think that really remains…

I think that really remains to be seen. They had a very bad year last year and have a new coach. It could be seen as a game against a high quality opponent. FSU could also already have several losses.

07/05/2018 - 2:48pm I think the game is more…

I think the game is more important to Notre Dame than Michigan for playoff aspirations (and more important for the winner than the loser).

Looking at both teams' schedules, Michigan ends their season with: vs. Wisconsin@MSUvs. PSU; @Rutgers; vs. Indiana; @OSU. If Michigan came out of that part of their schedule 5-1, it is quite probable that they would be heading to the Big Ten Championship Game -- and a chance for a playoff spot. I'm not sure a first week loss to ND really changes that analysis. On the other hand, Notre Dame finishes their schedule: vs. Pitt; vs. Navy; @Northwestern; vs. FSU; vs. Syracuse; @USC. Other than @USC, none of those games really offer Notre Dame the chance at redemption that Michigan has at the back-end of their schedule. As a result, I think this game is much more important for Notre Dame.

I also think that, as a general rule, early season match-ups always matter more for the winner than the loser. You can lose to, for example, a Virginia Tech early in the season, and win your way back into the playoffs. It certainly means you have a narrower road to the playoffs, but an early season loss to a quality opponent is not going to sink the season. On the other hand, an early season victory against a ranked opponent gives you a margin of error later in the season.

07/03/2018 - 2:07pm I wonder what this means for…

I wonder what this means for Cine's recruitment. I have to assume he is still a take. 

07/03/2018 - 2:06pm Me too. The amount of…

Me too. The amount of confusion you could cause when every player is capable of hanging with WRs and every player is capable of cutting into the backfield for a sack or a TFL. It would be a thing of beauty.

We'll take all your twitchy 'tweeners and make a defense out of them.

07/02/2018 - 12:59pm I was in Boston last week…

I was in Boston last week and talked to a friend of Cine who said that Cine absolutely LOVED his visit. I didn't get the impression that a commitment was imminent, but I did get the impression that Michigan is very much in the running for that recruitment.

07/02/2018 - 12:59pm I was in Boston last week…

I was in Boston last week and talked to a friend of Cine who said that Cine absolutely LOVED his visit. I didn't get the impression that a commitment was imminent, but I did get the impression that Michigan is very much in the running for that recruitment.

06/07/2018 - 9:10pm Was MGoBlog just down for…

Was MGoBlog just down for like 20 minutes?

06/07/2018 - 8:37pm Neither team is generating…

Neither team is generating many high quality opportunities. This is a hard fought defensive game.

06/07/2018 - 8:20pm Only after they navigate the…

Only after they navigate the hall of mirrors.

06/07/2018 - 8:18pm I will concede that if Las…

I will concede that if Las Vegas is allowed to use archers and siege weapons, they may well be able to come back from a 3-1 deficit.

06/07/2018 - 8:17pm This pre-game show is…

This pre-game show is... painful.

06/07/2018 - 8:12pm Mr. Putin, while I'm not…

Mr. Putin, while I'm not going to agree with you on many things... I too am #ALLCAPS.

06/07/2018 - 8:11pm Here we are, back in…

Here we are, back in Medieval Times Arena for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup. That concert in the middle of a fountain was a bit odd and very Vegas.

06/07/2018 - 2:37pm Being the butt of jokes in…

Being the butt of jokes in the office.

06/06/2018 - 12:15pm This thread should be the…

This thread should be the new pos bang.

06/06/2018 - 12:02pm You can't see this yet—you…

You can't see this yet—you won't until you get to 100 points, naturally—but all posts/comments come with the ability to vote up or down on them. 

Is this still true? I don't see the ability to vote?

06/06/2018 - 11:36am I went to go solve that with…

I went to go solve that with an avi, but I can't figure out how to give myself an avi...

06/06/2018 - 11:30am Maybe there are new rules…

Maybe there are new rules and us lowly 3XXs don't have enough points to bang?

06/06/2018 - 11:28am I'm not seeing the voting…

I'm not seeing the voting buttons...

06/06/2018 - 10:34am…

As a bunch of people have said, get a TCL. Pay less and get more. I've played around with a bunch of smart TVs, but Roku is still one of the best interfaces and it doesn't get much better than having a Roku built into your TV.

06/05/2018 - 7:03pm Hello, world. 

Hello, world. 

06/01/2018 - 2:55pm 85 karma away from three stars

Can I get a few upvotes?

06/01/2018 - 1:26pm What odds can I get on the field?


06/01/2018 - 1:09pm TIL

Don't post positive analysis about a rival. Even if you go on to disagree with it, you will garner a lot of downvotes.

Just trying to generate on topic discussion... 

06/01/2018 - 1:05pm Right

I was using it as a metric for putting the team on his shoulders.

06/01/2018 - 12:25pm OK

His average YPA last year was 6.7. That ranks 83 in the FBS last year. 

Notre Dame - 6.67 YPA

Northwestern - 7.8 YPA

Penn State - 7.1 YPA

OSU - 3.6 YPA


The point regarding high usage not leading to wins is that Lewerke needs the team to win the game for him. Baker Mayfield won shootouts -- that is what made him a Hesiman candidate. Lewerke didn't. He kept trundling along with good -- but not great -- numbers in those high usage games.

06/01/2018 - 12:08pm I added a question mark

Hopefully that makes clear that I am not advocating the position, just sharing some surprising analysis that I stumbled across on the internet.

06/01/2018 - 12:06pm Yeah

He's a solid QB. But he's not a QB who is going to put a team on his back.

06/01/2018 - 12:04pm Agreed.

Lewerke would have improved our QB situation. But he is a far cry from being a Heisman candidate.

05/31/2018 - 6:07pm Reddit Posbang?

I am a little over 100 pts away from three star status.

05/31/2018 - 10:17am Didn't love the finale.

I felt like the resolution was a little too everyone lives happily ever after.

Look, I know Oleg is going to jail for the rest of his life and Elizabeth and Phillip leave their children behind... but everyone lived.

  • The rogue KGB should have killed off Elizabeth and Phillip.
  • I know the garage scene was epic for a television show, but after realizing his best friends were spies and that his trust had been betrayed, he decides to let them go? 

Also, given how much the show kept us updated on the politics of the era throughout, it was actually remarkable how they didn't resolve anything regarding the treaty negotiation or the rogue faction within the KGB. 


05/30/2018 - 4:16pm That's how you bet on yourself.

Invest for another year. Don't sell low. Improve yourself and sell high.

05/29/2018 - 3:58pm Counterpoint

You would have to invest the time to bring Team Chaos into position to fuck with us. Right now they are fucking with Florida and would have to work their way up the East Coast.

I don't think I'd keep playing for a week to start inflicting pain on OSU.

05/29/2018 - 2:15pm Assumptions...

"Assuming users stay engaged in the game after their school is eliminated, won't Chaos run rampant over the game as their user numbers grow if they are not eliminated soon?"

That seems like a MASSIVE assumption. 

05/29/2018 - 2:13pm I actually really love the idea of twins playing as DBs.

I don't know why. I know that it isn't really going to lead to that much additional ability for trickeration, but it just seems fun.

05/29/2018 - 2:00pm Came here to say this.

Opened MGoBlog, saw that nothing new had been posted, walked off to Reddit. 

Came back to MGoBlog, realized that the twins were being profiled back-to-back in one of the more absurd editorial decisions in recent history.

05/29/2018 - 12:40pm Expeditionary Force

 I'm not in the discord and doing any of the planning, but it seems like it would be worthwhile to spend some votes on driving a path out west. Having one maize territory that keeps moving around out west would force the Red Army to waste votes in its own territory and would increase or chances of taking our targeted territories.

05/25/2018 - 12:45pm I've definitely seen this

Created an incredibly innocuous thread and I'm definitely getting random downvotes for no good reason.

05/25/2018 - 12:43pm Here's a thread with a lot of Michigan folks to posbang

05/25/2018 - 11:09am That guys CamelsBack87

He's doing a real nice job posting somewhat random comments in CFB threads. I think that is deserving of some Karma.

05/24/2018 - 5:31pm A die hard Vegas fan?

"I've been there since the start!"

Isn't every Vegas fan definitionally a band-wagonner?

05/24/2018 - 10:41am Unpopular opinion?

I love playing these big games opening weekend. I know if we lose it kind of sinks our season, but on the flip side, winning a big game early puts your program on the board.

If Michigan goes into South Bend in what is likely going to be the most hyped game of the weekend and comes out with a victory, Michigan is going to get a lot of attention. If we win this game, it does wonders for recruiting.

05/23/2018 - 10:47pm OK

I will breath now.

05/23/2018 - 10:00pm I was there on April 24, 1996.

I've earned my pessimism. I was at the 7 period epic against the Pens in 1996. The Caps outshot the Penguins 37-12 in the first three overtime periods. Nonetheless, the Penguins held on and won it in the 4th overtime period.

05/23/2018 - 9:47pm Not over.

I've been a Caps fan long enough to know that the Cap's opponent is never out of the game or the series.

05/23/2018 - 9:45pm BURAKOVSKY AGAIN!


05/23/2018 - 9:40pm Holy shit.


05/23/2018 - 9:35pm Tampa is also playing the much more physical game right now

Getting some big hits.

05/23/2018 - 9:33pm Tampa has dominated possession and generated opportunities

They haven't been doing much to convert on the second chances they are getting though.

When Washington is taking shots, they are quality looks.