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11/14/2018 - 12:03am Naw it's probably the…

Naw it's probably the Rutgers defense adjustment

10/29/2018 - 6:22pm At this point Helton thinks…

At this point Helton thinks he's working out better than some of the other coaches...

10/21/2018 - 9:25am One of the top the Postgame…

One of the top the Postgame Reddit thread comments, "Really cool of Purdue to beat cancer in front of Tyler" /u/SonOfSvens

10/18/2018 - 12:28am True, and even if you value…

True, and even if you value their education and other benefits at face value Gary (and most scholarship players on the team) is worth more than that in a fair labor market. Also getting 

10/11/2018 - 3:18pm Did the post get edited to…

Did the post get edited to remove the picture of Warner from the MSU section? I don't see it anymore, and the caption was one of the best jokes, imo.

10/10/2018 - 2:28pm You can help influence how…

You can help influence how the final advertising is designed by hitting the 'x' on the top right corners of the ads and selecting 'Stop seeing this ad', then select a reason one of the reasons is 'Ad covered content' which is probably appropriate for the ads in weird locations.

10/10/2018 - 1:53pm It does hurt their income. I…

It does hurt their income. I use adblock but whitelist websites that keep their ads reasonable and I want to support.

10/10/2018 - 1:51pm Given they're using a…

Given they're using a program to optimize ad placement, I'm sure there's AB testing going on so I would expect to see different types of ads and placements over time. Some people will be in the same test group and some won't be.

10/09/2018 - 12:12am I'll second the ads in…

I'll second the ads in comments aren't good that others are saying... Also I'm getting Ohio State online ads and I feel a little offended.

07/28/2018 - 9:58pm Agreed I haven't lived in…

Agreed I haven't lived in Ann Arbor or  Michigan since I graduated. I actually appreciate these posts as a unique way to maintain a connection to my time at UM.

07/28/2018 - 5:48pm I'll try to articulate Brian…

I'll try to articulate Brian's POV in my own words: Brian means SF is an apocalyptic (though that's a little strong) example of what's to come without development. Ann Arbor is undergoing massive economic growth like SF has since the tech industry started taking over the bay area (this is overall a good thing), but one downside is that SF has seen ridiculous housing price increases (both relative to average/median income and mismatching between stock type and the overall income distribution). This is due to a number of vested interests working to stop higher density housing development throughout the bay area. This behavior leads to sprawl being the only option which leads to unworkable commute times to many workplaces for most workers who need affordable housing and specifically in the bay area where there aren't that many places to sprawl with reasonable infrastructure it just means even higher prices and longer commutes.

 

The vested interests tend to be 1) Long term community residents (renters and owners) and community groups resistant to things that would change the feel of the neighborhood (this can be the opposition to gentrification, blue collar to white collar changes, changing from single family homes to condo and apartment buildings, changing from older to younger families, just being resistant to change, etc.) 2) Current owners/landlords who gain a lot of wealth in the short to medium term by preventing development due to increasing home prices and rents (high demand low supply). I say short to medium term (and I think Brian would argue the same) because it definitely seems like you'd cap the long term economic well being of a city if it becomes nearly impossible to live in which is basically where the bay area is for medium and low income folks.

 

Ultimately Ann Arbor will change and it either becomes a sprawl that has a lot of unhappy commuters coming in on roads and parking situations that can't handle the numbers, or it becomes a higher population density city that has relatively affordable housing for the population as a whole within walking, biking, bus, and short drive distances from jobs. Brian would argue the later is better (I tend to agree).

07/22/2018 - 2:11am It's definitely not ideal…

It's definitely not ideal but I've had pretty good results with a brew in bag type setup for all grain brewing if you want to dabble before investing. My OG and conversion % have lined up consistently with expected targets for the recipe, so I'm getting appropriate recovery in the lauter phase.

07/05/2018 - 10:59am I'm still pretty much a…

I'm still pretty much a lurker, but thinking back I had to have started lurking right sometime during my fall semester in '08. Never realized the site had just come from blogspot.

06/26/2018 - 9:06pm I do check the site less…

I do check the site less often than I did with the App, though that might just be off season reasons. The mobile site is pretty good though I think slower overall performance than the Android App. Personally I think it would be essentially the same if the diaries and board were accessible with a single click without the stickies if there's a way to make the flow closer to the app on the mobile site I'd be fine with it. Overall mostly satisfied with an MgoBlog website shortcut in place of the app on my homescreen.

06/15/2018 - 4:18pm Agreed NFL is only relevant…

Agreed NFL is only relevant to extrapolating back a little bit to how he would have been as a dedicated college runner, but the question in my mind is who is the best in terms of overall ability/quality/skill, not who had the best statistics throughout his career, so I'd say anyone who took snaps at RB and we have some ability to extrapolate their skill at RB even if they didn't play there primarily, should qualify.

06/15/2018 - 2:07pm Denard Robinson? I know he…

Denard Robinson? I know he primarily played QB, but he played snaps at RB and played RB in the NFL. If we're caveating best RB and not best career I think you have to consider him.

06/13/2018 - 5:15pm I'll add a vote for…

I'll add a vote for YouTubeTV definitely the best option for a Big Ten fan. I use a PC connected to my TV you can get a bunch of media machines for a few hundred dollars but Chromecast, Roku, and Fire Sticks are all quite excellent.

05/30/2018 - 1:13pm RNGesus is a fickle god. When

RNGesus is a fickle god. When we were in our worst position we had a string of a few days of bad luck. Our expansion was on the back of several days of really good luck.

05/08/2018 - 12:27pm Discord

ides_of_june in Discord

03/19/2018 - 3:17pm So that means most of what we

So that means most of what we currently have is taking all the B10 territory by winning the tournament, anything aquired from Houston and Montana is minimal.

02/03/2018 - 12:19pm Stone's delicious IPA among a lot of gluten free

Stone's delicious IPA among a lot of gluten free beers recently are "crafted to remove gluten". This is distinct from gluten free because they use all of the same ingredients as gluten containing beer. An enzyme that breaks down proteins is added, but it doesn't impact taste. The enzyme was actually developed to help clarify beers since protein aggregates can make beer cloudy, and many none "crafted to remove gluten" beers use the enzyme, but they don't want to market it as gluten free or do gluten testing. Source: have celiac disease and home brewing experience.

11/06/2017 - 2:09pm Just look at Maryland if you

Just look at Maryland if you want evidence of this.

10/25/2017 - 11:25am That should only an issue

That should only an issue when you have a failing coaching staff that pulls 2 Rank 25-50 recruiting classes. The Bama and OSUs have pretty well shown that elite recruiting and coaching will put you in a place where your players that have the skills to play early are almost always going to want to head to the NFL by the time their eligibility runs out anyway. 

08/31/2017 - 4:26pm I think we're missing a

I think we're missing a section on long snapper!?!?

08/25/2017 - 2:54pm The IRS couldn't care less as

The IRS couldn't care less as long as the money is properly reported. The gift rules are actually pretty generous too. This isn't an illegal activity, it's just against NCAA rules.

08/15/2017 - 3:42pm This is a key point. Both ND

This is a key point. Both ND and MSU had the records they did partially because of relatively bad luck in close games.

07/06/2017 - 3:57pm In Five Thirty Eight we

In Five Thirty Eight we trust. There is definitely a change in the balls drag coefficient this year that explains a signficant portion of the jump in home runs.

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/in-mlbs-new-home-run-era-its-the-b…

10/18/2016 - 11:38am That's a pretty poor way to

That's a pretty poor way to define turnover rate. A 3 and out counts the same as a 12 play touchdown drive, while one clearly has more turnover opportunties than the other.

03/23/2016 - 12:52pm There is no difference in the

There is no difference in the specific ruling for the case where the justices went 4-4, but it does not set a precedent in case law that others need to follow, so the lower court ruling is upheld, but another court can rule a different way for a similar case. There needs to be a true majority opinion before lower courts have a clear precedent on how to rule on a specific set of circumstances.

03/21/2016 - 6:31pm Found the Cubs fan

Found the Cubs fan

02/10/2016 - 7:01pm From the perspective of

From the perspective of knowing how to get the media to work for you, I'd agree, not many other ways.

02/02/2016 - 1:32pm Gary Indiana obviously

Gary Indiana obviously

01/30/2016 - 11:08am My understanding is the LOI

My understanding is the LOI commits the person to the school. Financial aid commits the school to the person, essentially. From the school's perspective the LOI is key.

01/04/2016 - 11:36am Reminds me a little bit of

Reminds me a little bit of the tiny jesus (Hunwick) tourney run. Everyone feels the pressure to step up with some key pieces out and the focus actually produces a better unit than prior. In the Tiny Jesus case he also happened to be a really good goalie.

12/09/2015 - 5:55pm Honestly Toys R' Us is in a

Honestly Toys R' Us is in a really tough place, between the rise of all forms of electronic gaming and online retailers. The only thing I would think to buy at Toy R' Us are larger toys and I would probably look at Walmart first.

12/09/2015 - 1:13pm Kate Upton ain't broke.

Kate Upton ain't broke.

12/09/2015 - 1:10pm Agreed, I like Seth's idea, I

Agreed, I like Seth's idea, I might take it a step farther and say bowl eligibility could be based on advanced stats, so an Indiana chaos team with too few wins that has a lot of close losses against great teams can have an entertaining chaos matchup in a bowl game.

12/02/2015 - 3:36pm This is the top post on

This is the top post on /r/sports right  now...https://www.reddit.com/r/sports/comments/3v58fl/jake_butt_wins_tight_en…

11/24/2015 - 1:02pm Right and this year could be

Right and this year could be one with top tier talent more interested than normal than staying in state (national championships can do that). Top tier recruits may also be slightly less numerous this year in Ohio but I don't follow it that closely.

11/20/2015 - 7:45pm Clearly an alcohol suggestion

Clearly an alcohol suggestion winking face.

11/11/2015 - 2:35pm This thread hit Godwin's Law

This thread hit Godwin's Law really fast.

11/06/2015 - 1:52pm While true that doesn't

While true that doesn't really matter for the first one, its a Hail Mary, of course the recievers in the end zone will be well covered. All we can take away from these is O'Korn has an arm whether he's accurate or not is still to be seen.

10/22/2015 - 1:38pm Yeah I could see him leaving

Yeah I could see him leaving back to the NFL at some point, but it won't be until he has the program humming in such a way that he can pull one of his former coaches (e.g. Drevno) who has been highly successful as a head coach at another school for several years.

10/16/2015 - 11:45am There have really been zero

There have really been zero trips. We've allowed 6 trips into the red zone. 5 of those resulted in scores which is a bad percentage, but only App state and Toledo have allowed fewer total scores on drives that get to the red zone, and the advanced stats are pretty clear about our ability to contain explosive plays that skip the red zone entirely.

10/16/2015 - 11:33am Correct this is a huge part

Correct this is a huge part of it. We have 6 RZ opportunities that's the best in the FBS (1 team has 7 and a handful have 8, not adjusted for number of games played). We've allowed 5 scores on those 6 opportunities. Except for App St and Toledo at the top of the metric we've allowed fewer scores where the drive was in the Red Zone at one point than any team in the country (on a gross numbers basis).

10/14/2015 - 9:32pm Dline comment doesn't seem right

MSU's Dline is possibly more talented than ours? Isn't our Dline completely shutting down the run and consistently pressuring the QB essentially without help from other parts of the D?

10/11/2015 - 9:02pm Great write up. On the

Great write up. On the commercial I will say they are targeted more at reminding Alums to donate than recruiting high school students to apply, but regardless cow manure probably isn't cutting it in that regard, regardless of the value of the research.

10/11/2015 - 1:10pm To be fair, how many students

To be fair, how many students actually know how the wave is supposed to work after the last 3-4 years?

10/05/2015 - 9:18pm Even if he was cleared to

Even if he was cleared to play QB, after two major shoulder injuries it's time to start thinking about where he projects at the next level. No NFL team is going to take a chance on him at QB with that history, but he has the athleticism for other places on a football team so it's better for everyone if he starts to learn another position.

08/12/2015 - 12:32pm It's predictive capacity

It's predictive capacity should only really be impacted by the playcalling meta-game evolution speed. Intuitively I don't think it changes that fast since the NFL relys mostly on the Offense out executing the Defense rather than trying to throw unexpected plays at them.