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05/03/2017 - 7:39am PSU Wrestling should have always been great

They produce more talent year in and year out in Pennsylvania than any other state. It was kind of impressive that they went so long without being a top teir program

03/20/2017 - 5:41pm I'm going to have to squeeze this one in

I usually try and listen to any of the Ringer podcasts where they talk about lineman, as Mays is awesome when discussing O-Line, but I'll have to fit this somewhere in between Mbmbam and the Hardcore History series on WW1

03/18/2017 - 11:13pm Massa can beat I-Mar

I don't know if he will, but he can. I-Mar damn near lost to Anthony Valencia a few years ago, and Massa is clearly a step above him. I-Mar is probably the second best wrestler in college right now if he's locked in, but he's not always locked in. He gets flat footed and sloppy at times, and someone as talented as Massa could take advantage.

01/27/2017 - 11:54pm The flip side is

Next year, Michigan gets Coon and Abounader back, and only has to replace Murphy and Youtsey. That's 5 guys, half the lineup, that you can expect to compete at an All American level next year.

07/14/2016 - 11:49pm How are they going to do that

If Ken Holland fills the roster with 4th liners locked up for the next 3-4 years?

07/14/2016 - 11:47pm Whens the last good move Holland made?

He dumped Pav's to clear up cap pay Neilsen until he's what, 37? He's managed to sign a bunch of 4th liners outside of that to prevent any of the young guys from getting any playing time. He still hasn't addressed the defense, though I fucking shudder to think of how that's going to look. Mantha, Smith, and Jurco for Fowler? Sure why not.

The Wings were in a unique position to rebuild quickly with a ton of forward depth and tradeable older players, but Holland held tight to the fucking streak, trading top 6 forward prospects for 3rd line centers so they could eek out a 7 or 8 seed. He's squandered all possible cap space, creating a future nightmare where they can't resign the youngers kids and lose them while trotting out Justin fucking Abdelkader at 5 million a year until 2023.  He's proven time and time again that he's very good at listening to Hakan Anderson, and god awful at managing a roster that has a salary cap or understanding how to properly evaluate his own players. He's turned into a bad Gm, and I hope he's fired before he can fuck this teams future up too badly.

Other than that he's doing great

06/04/2016 - 8:22pm This seems like a lot of nothing

Perhaps some kids parents help them get nice cars in a pretty reasonable price range because they don't have to pay for college? I mean, those are like 20k cars

05/16/2016 - 6:29pm I don't think they go that way

People in Westeros never get what they deserve. I think I can say most of us wanted terrible things to happen to Theon after his betrayal of Rob and the burning of the farm boys, but Ramsay went above and beyond, so much so that he became a sympathetic character. Joffrey wasn't tortured by prostitutes as revenge for what he did to Rose, or slain in single combat by Stannis following a one liner, he was poisoned in front of his mother by Baelish, who has torn the realm apart because he's butt hurt over Cat Stark not wanting to marry him. 

The worst thing that could happen to Ramsey is maybe eating  some of Wyman Manderley's pies. 

03/18/2016 - 4:35pm Youtsey is a weird case

He had a relatively dissapointing year this year, but he is a returning AA

02/27/2016 - 5:41pm whatever you say

Teams now score like 10 points a game less than they did back in the good old days of the 80's with all it's defense and grit. 

02/15/2016 - 7:19pm Georgia doesn't produce a lot of wrestlers

Most Big Ten level wrestlers are multiple title winners in wrestling states, like Ohio or Pennsylvania. A one time champ from down south would have difficulty even placing in Pennsylvania.

02/12/2016 - 12:45am Mayhew isn't a tire fire

He has no idea how to hire coaches, but he has some value strictly as a talent evaluator. He built an incredibly dominant defense, one that could have made a serious playoff push if he hadn't hampered the offense with his coaching choice. 

He hit well on the d-line in drafts, and that's what New York is going to focus on. He's not terrible in free agency, and as long as he has nothing to do with coaches it will be hard for him to fuck up that badly. He definitely deserves a job in the league, just not running the Lions. The bozo he left behind coaching the team is a different story, but he'll get his soon

01/06/2016 - 8:07am As a Kenny myself

I can tell you that is pretty common

01/04/2016 - 7:44am Broke the mold?

She did exactly what WCF did to Millen, right down to the half ass statement that the team is dedicated to performing better

As long as she can keep hiring her kids friends, that is.

12/16/2015 - 11:30pm 100% Agree

Him and McNeil are roughly the same to me. Both lost a ton of talent at schools that can't stockpile the depth that top tier programs can. Mullen managed to have a decent year anyway, McNeil lost a Qb to injury, IIRC, and struggled just enough for an athletic director to make a regrettable decision.

Though it we had hired either, right now we would be kicking ourselves for not getting Herman.

11/19/2015 - 5:40pm You can hire your kids and their friends when you win

You better damn well find some good people when you don't

11/14/2015 - 7:07am Babers isn't going to Maryland

With the amount of jobs open this year, guys like Babers, Herman, and Holiday are gonna get snatched up by much better teams than Maryland.

07/29/2015 - 6:01pm Oddsides Ale's

It's in Grand Haven, so it's close, and everything i've ever tried from them has been excellent. When you're there, you have to try Bean Flicker, which is a coffee flavored blonde, and the Black Citra IPA if they have it on tap. 

05/26/2015 - 9:56pm Nope

According to Forbes, the Lions are the only NFL team to lose money last year, and have done so for 4 straight years.

04/19/2015 - 8:35am Filpulla would be 5th in points on the wings

And they could easily fit him in if they weren't paying the corpses of Franzen and Weiss to not play hockey the last 2 years. They signed Weiss to literally the same contract as Filpulla and got zero out of him. That's a giant fuck up

04/19/2015 - 8:27am They gave up a top 50 prospect

but if you are OK with just throwing those guys away for literally nothing, then it's a fine deal

04/18/2015 - 6:43pm That's being a bit generous

either that or you've forgotten about signing Weiss, or trading for Legwand, or lettting Filpulla go, or going half a decade needing to add defense and somehow not managing to do it once. He's drafted well and managed to not make any super nova fuck ups with a core of established players but it's a stretch to say he's done a particularly good job lately, especially considering his great drafting is due in large part to Andersson's excellent scouting.

It's probably time for him to move on to greener pastures and let someone who can actually go out and get some free agent or trade help take over. He's set them up nicely for the future, but the team is going to need a change of leadership from the top down if it wants to bring this young group of players to cup contention.

04/04/2015 - 12:08am It's Grey

Which seems a little dumb to me. Schools with a lot of green probably should avoid this. 

03/09/2015 - 1:21am Steiber is a beast

Like, historic beast. He's a 3 time champ already, going for 4 this year, and he would only be the fourth wrestler in history to win 4 NCAA titles. I'm not sure on an exact count but I'm pretty sure he's lost less than 10 matches since starting high school, and most of them were close matches to older, multi-championship winning wrestlers like David Taylor. 

03/01/2015 - 6:30pm Finally, I contribute something of value

I'm pretty sure that is a scene from the movie Dogma, and time is frozen around the main characters whilst some dilemna or plot point is laid out. 

02/02/2015 - 6:15am They've won a single playoff game in 57 years

It would, in fact, be surprising if the Lions made the super bowl.

01/12/2015 - 12:13am Yes

Dom lost to the youngest Rizgallah, 4-3. 

I hope Coon makes the Olympics, almost entirely because that means we would get to enjoy post olympic redshirt year wrestling, which is always awesome. That's how you end up with guys like Jake Herbert teching the #2 kid in the country

01/12/2015 - 12:07am All you need to know about MSU wrestling

Is that you could damn near walk from campus to St. Johns, and yet every single wrestler from there goes to Michigan. 

They were OK as a team when they had the Simmons and I think Boudro, they've had a few scattered AA and a champ since then, but that's almost entirely a result of being in a wrestling rich area.

I would like to say that a big part of why that gap is starting to grow is Michigan's willingness to spend. McFarland was able to hire 2 huge name assistant coaches a few years ago from the olympic program, and Michigan has probably the nicest wrestling practice facility in college. 

12/21/2014 - 7:45am Fun fact

My phone is trolling me with that feature, as I will now demonstrate by typing a name.

Brady Hoke is a very innovative and visionary offensive mind.

12/18/2014 - 8:03am I thought Saban and Les were already making more

At least IIRC there were a few guys in the 6 million a year range at that time

12/18/2014 - 12:33am Did you know

That if you twist one of your e's into a u, and the other into an h, your name is an anagram of Harbaugh?

.... Harbaugh?

12/17/2014 - 11:58pm Nah

Still more work in college. Acquiring players is just a much more time consuming task in CFB than it is in the NFL. 

12/17/2014 - 11:48pm Sorry if this is out of line, but here's some wild ass speculati

This feels like the kind of article that gets written when some big wig see's the "48 Million Dollar" report on TV and calls the office saying "I just saw an obscenely large number next to a dollar sign on Sportscenter, get the sports econ dude on this!" which then causes him to get on real quick and stretch 2 regurgitated talking points into an article because there isn't any real sports econ story here. 

Not that he's necessarily wrong, Harbaugh might stay in the NFL for those reasons, it just seems lazily written and out of this guys wheelhouse

12/16/2014 - 12:56am P.J. Fleck is the name you were looking for

Row the dang boat

12/14/2014 - 9:21am How much does he put into the dolphins?

It's not like owning an NFL team is cheap

12/14/2014 - 9:01am Too smart for his own good?

Christ you sound like Skip Bayless with that

12/11/2014 - 11:40pm Don't diss Wet Herrera

The greatest coach in the history of organized sports

12/11/2014 - 11:34pm They are 20 million over the cap next year

So they take this team, which is already relatively old and not that good, and dump 20 million in salary, plus either the money to pay their picks or the picks themselves in the draft.

They are going to win maybe 7 games then have to flat out cut starters this off season. They are a tire fire

12/11/2014 - 6:22pm I can see it now

"Jim, before I take this job, there's one thing I absolutely have to do. I'm gonna need your plane, I'm going to need the entirety of my contract, in full, in non sequential peso's, 20 pounds of rotel and velveeta, and one of those bomb suits. Yeah, like from the hurt locker"

12/11/2014 - 6:20pm He's a GIANT improvement defensively

going from the worst OF in the game to Cespedes is a huge upgrade, and he's at least as good offensively as Hunter

12/11/2014 - 6:17pm That might be bullshit

He's not coming to Michigan, but New Orleans is going to be a trainwreck next year, and he's just watching it slowly crash. It wouldn't absolutely shock me if he took another NFL job because he doesnt' want to be stuck in rebuild mode

12/11/2014 - 5:41pm Yes

It was 3. You can get Simon's production off the damn scrap heap, you don't need to be trading players for it. 

12/11/2014 - 5:38pm He's hot ass garbage

He was incredibly lucky over the first half of last year, he's much more the guy who had a 4.5 era in the second half of the year. That is hot ass garbage in the NL. 

12/11/2014 - 7:23am Was Harbaugh at Stanford for 11 years?

Or are you just gonna ignore that part of it?

12/09/2014 - 6:38am You could make it about the product too

They have been extra terrible lately. The fact that they even published the Dr. Football bullshit shows where they are

12/08/2014 - 6:20pm Much like the 49'ers O-line

I failed to properly execute, and have double posted. 

12/08/2014 - 6:19pm O-line regression is probably the biggest culprit

They went from being probably the best unit in football to not very good at all in a year. Without that killer run game defenses have been able to key in on Kaepernick, and though he's a very good QB, he's not in the class of guys who can beat you even if you gameplan entirely around stopping them. 

12/08/2014 - 5:52pm To steal a line from PFT_Commenter

this is about teling not speling smh

12/06/2014 - 11:29pm I follow him on Twitter

It's absolutely fascinating. He's not dumb, he's fairly well versed in like, the space program, he's relatively religious, he has a warped up in depth knowledge of history.

Like, one second he's saying how ridiculous it is that someone thinks we faked the moon landing, and his next tweet is about how aliens built the pyramids.

12/03/2014 - 1:03am Stephen Ross doesn't either

I'll be he's got some say though. Just because you don't have a job title doesn't mean you have zero influence on the decisions made by the university, and there are ways to buy that influence other than cash.