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11/29/2011 - 11:07pm TWYS.


11/29/2011 - 8:24pm Refs

I haven't agreed with a single foul call on either team this half. Do they know that it isn't required to blow the whistle every time down the floor?

11/29/2011 - 7:46pm Michigan Wins

Given the halftime score, I assume Michigan wins this one 40-34

11/29/2011 - 4:20pm My worthless thoughts...


I'm a fan of using statistics/math to analyze sports. For example, I like that you can use a collection of relevant data to predict how a single play changes your odds of winning. I like that there exists some ability to rate a team objectively by removing some of the random in-game events that can alter the average follower's perception of that team. Even the BCS algorithms have some good stuff in there.


However, I am not a huge fan of EP analysis for the simple reason that future plays are a direct response to every event occurring previously. Therefore, it doesn't make much sense [to me] to sum EP differentials. I haven't been around the diary section too much, but I would guess that this has been stated previously. Even Brian said something about adding win percentages in his "Get Behind Me" post being a no-no but proceeded to do it anyway.


Regardless, thank you for doing this piece. It is a really nice feature that I've followed with some regularity. Go Blue!

11/29/2011 - 10:29am video

11/28/2011 - 11:32pm nested tweets?

twitter needs a better way to do nested tweets

11/21/2011 - 8:18pm Correction:

OSU didn't play Youngstown State, they played Akron. Quoted yardage looks correct, though.

11/21/2011 - 2:24pm Tough call...

The Lions and Falcons could be competing for a wild-card spot. A Detroit win helps you in the division, but if the Saints still get the division you will be wishing the Lions lost that game. 

11/21/2011 - 12:31am So good...

So good that Coach Jackson ran out of ways to describe his goodness.

edit: I blame the captcha

11/21/2011 - 12:29am So good...

So good that Coach Jackson ran out of ways to describe his goodness.

11/18/2011 - 12:33pm 695


11/18/2011 - 12:23pm Vortex by 15+ yards

Just ask John Elway


11/18/2011 - 12:19pm Unrelated question

Does anyone remember the Luminator football? It had a light inside so it was bright orange in the night sky. And it came with light-up bracelets so you could see where to throw it.


edit: found the old commercial

11/18/2011 - 11:59am Vortex with whistles

I hated when people caught my Vortex by the fins, but they complained that the whistles would jam their fingers.

11/10/2010 - 7:09pm or...

he could be referring to a decrease in frequency (extra period) used to draw said ellipse. twohooks is probably just a math or engineering major and wanted to throw you for a loop.

10/22/2010 - 12:27pm O RLY?

10/11/2010 - 2:41am Day Man!

Day Man!

08/23/2010 - 9:49pm Nice bump

I would personally like to know what you searched to come across this thread.

07/27/2010 - 3:10pm no way dude

I think 6 divisions would work way better. Each team secretly chooses an opponent to be paired with. If two teams secretly choose the other, they form a division. When teams don't choose each other, they all write their name on a piece of paper and put it in a hat. Two papers are randomly drawn and those teams are put in a division together. You could even split these 6 divisions into 2 mini conferences if you wanted!!!1!1! 

Obviously, no championship game is sensical but there may exist some mathematical constructs that allow you to identify the best two teams at the end of a season. I'm not sure though.

Note: This idea applies to the Big 10 as well, although the divisions could possibly span many states geographically. My only other worry is that some divisions (Illinois - Northwestern) may end up being significantly inferior to others (Michigan - Ohio State).

06/25/2010 - 3:10pm WHAT!?!?

That totally warranted a red card...

06/23/2010 - 10:49am In my opinion...

calls that affect a team achievement usually trump calls that affect an individual achievement

06/18/2010 - 12:22pm Koman Coulibaly

Koman Coulibaly

He hates our freedoms

06/18/2010 - 10:40am What the...

Yellow card for that!?!?

And a near goal, USA is starting to get aggressive

06/18/2010 - 9:43am It's possible...

but I would still put money on Spain and Germany making it out.

06/16/2010 - 11:53am "So much was expected from

"So much was expected from the men in red..."

06/16/2010 - 11:33am wowzers

Spain hits the post in an attempt to tie it, and then the Swiss come back with a post of their own. This should be a good finish.

06/15/2010 - 6:55pm spam

not just for email

05/12/2010 - 8:33pm at 4-0

i think you're safe

edit: now 4-2. in my defense, everyone below thought it was over as well

05/06/2010 - 8:41pm so...

when do the fights start? after the 6th goal?

and a new goalie for san jose. franzen can become the first player ever to get hat tricks on 2 different goalies in a single game.

05/06/2010 - 8:12pm this is why

i dislike franzen. he is so selfish. let someone else score. jerk

03/20/2010 - 12:05am thanks man

just found a stream. watching ot and the inevitable red wings shootout loss. GO

03/20/2010 - 12:00am what happened?

ive been smashing f5 on the box score for the last 3 minutes of the game and it's saying game over 2-1. i assume this is wrong so... what happened?

03/19/2010 - 1:16am I understand the excitement but

In reality, it really just showcases what can happen after years of extended stress on a backboard. I had a coach shatter one during a high school practice just from shooting a three. Congrats to the kid and team though. Getting a big win and making it to the yahoo homepage has to be an exciting 24 hours.

03/12/2010 - 2:22pm i would have too

but that's sports for ya. probability seems to go out the window with certain players, especially if they are playing michigan.

03/07/2010 - 6:46pm this argument is legit

i was writing something very similar until i decided to f5 and saw your post. basically, if the time domain encapsulating the term is varying then "unanswered" could be used in an infinite number of ways (/logic). it would even be acceptable to say detroit's 4 "unanswered" goals last season in the first two games of the stanley cup finals were "answered" in game 3. therefore, they were not "unanswered". because things like this are only said by the captain literals of the world, i would go ahead and say detroit scored 5 unanswered goals against chicago.

cliffs: add me to the "unanswered == consecutive" team.

03/07/2010 - 4:07pm i disagree

the refs let them play today. They missed some on both teams and called a weak holding on hank, but overall the wings are lucky they made the goalie interference call early in the second. Also, the play you are referencing was not called a penalty, iirc.

10/26/2009 - 1:29am here's the hit

i too was driving back from ann arbor while listening to the msu game and they brought up a missed fumble. anyone know where i can find that? was it talked about on tv too?

10/08/2009 - 7:56pm Correct!

In four people, nearly 1 is muslim.

blazefire's counter: it doesn't say it that way

counter to the counter: it doesn't matter that it doesn't say it that way

counter to the counter to the counter: it does matter that it doesnt say it that way

counter to the counter to the counter to the counter: it does matter that it doesnt matter that it doesnt say it that way


counter (to the counter)^(2n): no

counter (to the counter)^(2n+1): yes

10/01/2009 - 2:57pm wow...

this video disproves god

10/01/2009 - 12:20am -8

because when they give consecutive games away to CMU and ND we see articles about how they are not the same old spartans

10/01/2009 - 12:13am orly?

i was going to make a funny about his 2006 postseason numbers related to your comment but when i looked it up he actually played decent, minus the yankees series. he was the last out though in the world series, i think...…

09/30/2009 - 11:28pm no

they got into both. they just chose msu...


09/30/2009 - 11:18pm mmm alfredo...

mmmm clinching the al central tomorrow