|07/23/2018 - 8:05am||Ahmir,
|07/16/2018 - 5:40pm||Wet Burrito, if I was forced…||
Wet Burrito, if I was forced to be more specific, I would probably choose the wet beef and bean burrito at Tip a Few in Grand Haven with the green spicy sauce.
|07/14/2018 - 9:03am||What about something in…||
What about something in rural Michigan is that uniquely Michigan? It would be a bit of a drive, but Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island, or Pictured Rocks would be a unique experience to Michigan.
|07/13/2018 - 9:52am||The football program never…||
The football program never was a total dumpster fire in terms of on the field production. They always had decent talent. The 1st year after Paterno, O'Brien went 8-4 and then 7-5 before leaving for the NFL. Franklin then went 7-6 and 7-6 before two nice seasons. 7-6 isn't good, but it is a "winning" season and it isn't 3-9 either.
All in all, PSU hasn't had a losing season since way back in 2004...they never hit rock bottom on the field as so many people say they did.
|07/13/2018 - 9:41am||Urban Meyer inherited a…||
Urban Meyer inherited a Bowling Green team that was 2-9 and made them 8-3 in his 1st year there due to...great recruiting or X's and O's?
He then went to Utah where he inherited a 5-6 team and made them a 10-2 team in his 1st year and a 12-0 team in his 2nd year because of great recruiting or X's and O's?
He then went to Florida, which just had 3 straight 5 loss seasons and in his 2nd year won a national championship...and he won a national championship at OSU too.
You don't think the guy knows X's and O's?
|07/13/2018 - 8:37am||The BigTen East is a weak…||
If we finished 4th in a weak division then we have a lot more work to do than I think we do to catchup.
|07/12/2018 - 2:01pm||He is ranked 10th best RB.||
He is ranked 10th best RB.
|07/11/2018 - 2:50pm||So I just signed up for…||
So I just signed up for YouTube TV....Croatia is threatening inside the box as the final half is about to end and my screen goes out with a "playback error" and won't restart.
|07/11/2018 - 1:22pm||Come on England!||
Come on England!
|07/09/2018 - 3:00pm||I love the UK and want…||
I love the UK and want England to win. Individual English fans I meet are great. However, they do have a reputation for fans that riot...riot a lot.
|07/09/2018 - 2:59pm||You never know, but I think…||
You never know, but I think England will create chances against Croatia and there is little chance it will be 0-0 heading into penalty kicks after 2 hours of soccer.
|07/09/2018 - 2:57pm||I want to see England beat…||
I want to see England beat France. I think Belgium will beat England.
|07/08/2018 - 8:48am||Zach, you know who has the…||
Zach, you know who has the better Dline, better Defensive coaches, a higher ratio of its Dline getting drafted, and better academics. Come here to your brighter future, Zach.
|07/08/2018 - 12:05am||I guess my point is tall…||
I guess my point is tall height and lots of muscle doesn't necessarily make a good soccer player.
Koller is abnormal. Peter Crouch was a bit of a liability as he lacked the ability to control the ball.
The tallest non-goalie in the entire world cup this year is 6'5''.
The heaviest player of any position in the entire world cup this year is a measly 218 pounds.
Why is that? Certainly the rest of the world has some tall muscular athletes. Certainly the rest of the world wouldn't discriminate unfairly against tall muscular athletes if it would bring championships and money. I think the reason is there is a benefit to being nimble, flexible, spry, shifty, elite control and touch with your legs etc...and it is easier to be those if you aren't 6'8'' 245 pounds.
You mention Harry Maguire doing well in the air...he is tied for the 2nd heaviest player at the entire world cup at a mere 216 pounds and is one of the tallest non-goalie players at 6'4''. Surely England with 55 million people could field a bigger athlete...surely the other 32 countries who made the world cup, almost all of which consider soccer their primary sport, could have fielded someone bigger than 6'5'' or bigger than 218 pounds if there was a massive advantage with those features. Perhaps, soccer, a sport that requires great ball control finds it very rare to have tall people with great ball control.
Ronaldo of Portugal is considered a "tall player" and having amazing control for a taller player...he is 6'1''. Perhaps there is truth to the link in my previous post that studies show shorter lightweight people tend to have better control of their legs for soccer skills and can shift their directions quicker.
A list of the 10 best soccer players in WORLD HISTORY - surely very tall athletes the world over and through history have played soccer - surely very muscular athletes the world over and through history have played soccer - and yet this is the top 10 list....
#1 Pele 5'8''
|07/07/2018 - 9:51pm||Are you saying that the rest…||
Are you saying that the rest of planet earth doesn't have elite athletes that ever come around - only the US?
How do you know that Michael Jordan could be an elite soccer player? Jordan is an elite athlete, but he didn't cut it in baseball - Tim Tebow has better stats at the same level of baseball as Michael Jordan.
|07/07/2018 - 8:12pm||Your hypothetical Lebron…||
Your hypothetical Lebron minus 40 pounds of muscle would look like a lot different of an athlete...
Soccer is the most popular sport on earth it is the primary sport in the vast majority of countries and it is a multi-billion dollar industry with elite players routinely signing 9 figure contracts.
If being 6'8'' is such a huge advantage in soccer (outside of goal keeper) then why hasn't a single country developed an elite 6'8'' player and sent him to the world cup to win it?
The 4 tallest world cup players (that aren't goal keepers) are all between 197cm and 199cm...or about 6'4.5'' to 6'5.3''...why haven't any 6'6'' or taller players been developed in the 32 world cup countries with all of the money it? Surely these countries aren't stupid about their primary sport, surely they have tall players that have taken up the sport in their youth, surely there is an incentive to win...
I had cited a guy with a PhD who said that tall guys can't change direction and control the ball as well as shorter guys. If true...why would you want a 6'8'' guy who could only do headers....but then underperform at the rest of the sport?
|07/07/2018 - 4:39pm||I am not convinced that…||
I am not convinced that Lebron James would be an elite soccer player automatically.
James weighs more than 40 pounds than Lukaku and has him by 8 inches.
Other countries have large strong people - how come so few large and strong excel at soccer?
Only 8 players at the entire world cup weighed in at more than 210 pounds with the heaviest at 218 pounds. Harry Kane of England was shockingly tied for 2nd heaviest player in the entire world cup of all teams - was he wearing training weights?!?! Kane doesn't look like 216 pounds to me.
Is the rest of the world entirely diminutive, stupid to not play bigger players...or is there a disadvantage in being heavy/overly muscular in soccer?
If you are large and muscular you might not be able to change directions as quickly as someone who is shorter and lighter. Lebron James is an elite athlete, but that doesn't guarantee that he has elite leg flexibility, foot-eye coordination, and as nimble on his feet as someone like Messi.
A study showed that players shorter than average were more likely to get picked first. Spain won a world cup with a noticeably shorter than average team. If large athletes are automatically better, not one country on earth could figure it out an field a large team as one of the shortest teams won?
Tall players can be great too, but look at a lot of all time elite players - many are short...Pele 5'8'', Maradona 5'5'', Messi 5'7'', etc...
With that said I do think our best athletes do play other sports and Lebron could potentially be an elite soccer player, I just don't think it is a given because he is 6'8'' and 245 pounds. Basketball and soccer are simply different sports.
I could be wrong.
|07/06/2018 - 6:24pm||It gets worse. His sister…||
It gets worse. His sister Gem Stone is also linked to this scandal.
|07/06/2018 - 11:25am||538 Blog is live and changes…||
BEFORE kick off today their rankings of the last 8 teams are as follows: (1) Brazil, (2) Belgium, (3) France, (4) England, (5T) Croatia, (5T) Uruguay, (7) Sweden, (8) Russia.
BEFORE kick off today - odds of winning it all: (1) Brazil, (2T) England, (2T) France, (4) Croatia, (5) Belgium, (6) Uruguay, (7) Sweden, (8) Russia.
England and Croatia appear to benefit from a weaker side of the bracket.
|07/03/2018 - 4:13pm||I generally agree, but…||
I generally agree, but sometimes politics and sports cross. This is a reasonable story to post and it is reasonable to point out that one of the key figures is in congress. We shouldn't go overboard with the politics therein.
Sort of like how it was mentioned that Bill Scheutte the Michigan AG running for governor that is investigating everything MSU is BFFs with Dantonio...it is fair to wonder if he would do a thorough job due to the friendship.
|07/02/2018 - 8:43pm||Tip a Few is still there and…||
Tip a Few is still there and thriving. My wife said they just bought the building next door. I love their wet burritos with that super acidic green spicy sauce that stains the cheese!
|06/29/2018 - 11:58am||Michigan is "uppity?" …||
Michigan is "uppity?" Sounds like he will have a chip on his shoulder and fit right in.
|06/28/2018 - 1:00pm||Isn't that soccer? One team…||
Isn't that soccer? One team can totally control the game and yet it is close to the wire?
England: controlled the ball 60% of the time, had 7 shots on target and Tunisia just 1, which was a penalty kick.
Belgium: controlled the ball 52% of the time, had 12 shots on target and Tunisia 5.
Did England not control and dictate that game?
|06/28/2018 - 12:13pm||England and Belgium have…||
England and Belgium have played the exact same two opponents and scored the exact same amount of goals and let in the exact same amount of goals so far in group play.
Belgium has controlled the ball 56% of the time, taken 38 (18 on target) shots and allowed 21 (7 on target) shots, so far in group play.
England has controlled the ball 58.5% of the time, taken 29 (14 on target) shots and allowed 14 (3 on target) shots, so far in group play.
I don't see how you think that Belgium has looked good, but not England too.
|06/28/2018 - 9:50am||It isn't World Cup, but…||
It isn't World Cup, but there is a story of a team needing to score a goal on itself to advance.
|06/28/2018 - 9:46am||Kind of...
In the 1982…
In the 1982 World Cup they didn't play the last 2 games of Group Play at the same time. West Germany was playing Austria and if West Germany won by 1 or 2 goals both teams would advance. If there was any other score it would result in just 1 of the teams advancing.
So basically, Austria let West Germany score and then they just piddled around taking turns passing the ball around without anyone really trying to score or play defense.
After that they started making the final 2 group games kickoff at the same time so you are less likely to do this.
|06/28/2018 - 8:16am||My bad!||
|06/28/2018 - 8:15am||That is fair. I was just…||
That is fair. I was just think a hypothetical Japan-Sweden-Spain route to get to the finals looks a lot more enticing than a hypothetical Columbia-Brazil-France route to the finals.
|06/26/2018 - 4:09pm||Well, I heard your Aeneas is…||
Well, I heard your Aeneas is as big as DiCosmo-s.
|06/25/2018 - 11:59pm||I remember his one handed TD…||
I remember his one handed TD grab on the road at Northwestern. He was a real talent.
|06/24/2018 - 11:07pm||This looks to be an…||
This looks to be an outstanding haul on the Dline...and that is what you want to do foremost...control the line of scrimmage.
|06/24/2018 - 11:05pm||Yes, but does he have SEC…||
Yes, but does he have SEC speed?
|06/24/2018 - 12:18pm||Was Bill Greene at the camp…||
Was Bill Greene at the camp trailing this kid and watching his every drill?
|06/17/2018 - 9:30am||Wisconsin has always had…||
Wisconsin has always had great line play on offense and defense. Their linebackers excelled in part due to the Dline controlling the line of scrimmage. This might hurt them a lot if both are out for an extended time. Open the door for Northwestern and Frosty.
|06/15/2018 - 8:27pm||Thanks for the ethernet tip…||
Thanks for the ethernet tip. I just ordered a FireStick ethernet adapter and keep Direct TV Now for awhile and see if it helps with my problems. That would be a bit cheaper than switching to satellite. If the ethernet adapter doesn't work this summer than I will switch before Notre Dame.
|06/15/2018 - 10:30am||Fire Engler - save MSU from…||
Fire Engler - save MSU from themselves.
|06/14/2018 - 6:46pm||*position coach* as in they…||
*position coach* as in they didn't have one before.
|06/14/2018 - 6:45pm||It must be nice to have a…||
It must be nice to have a position group - it also doesn't hurt to have likely improved QB play.
|06/13/2018 - 8:45pm||Thanks for the tip. I was…||
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of keeping Comcast for internet and then satellite for my football watching!
|06/13/2018 - 6:31pm||I had Direct TV Now and…||
I had Direct TV Now and there was constant problems from buffering, to the ESPN act not working right, to getting logged out, to only HD quality when the camera is zoomed in on the action. I am planning on switching to satellite. I pay extra for quality internet speed, so I doubt that is the issue.
|06/13/2018 - 4:37pm||I know, my history degree…||
I know, my history degree has had value too.
Although I was mostly making a joke, the person was asking for the most marketable degree in LSA without much intensity. I don't think a BA in history fits that description.
|06/13/2018 - 4:33pm||My streaming service was…||
My streaming service was Direct TV Now and my internet was Comcast/Xfinity. It had poor quality - constant freezes and blurry quality when zoomed out.
I am thinking of switching to satellite - because I am not a Comcast fan.
|06/13/2018 - 4:11pm||I was just making a joke - …||
I was just making a joke - "no future with a history degree" - I know I am not very funny.
I actually have my BA in history from UofM and I am happy using it to teach.
|06/13/2018 - 1:40pm||Not history, there is no…||
Not history, there is no future with that degree literally or figuratively.
|06/13/2018 - 7:46am||Is Peters likely to leave…||
Is Peters likely to leave the team at this late juncture?
|06/13/2018 - 7:44am||Even then, Peters is here…||
Even then, Peters is here this year and we also have McCaffrey backing up Shea. Milton is probably best served with a red shirt. Is Harbaugh friends with his dad from his NFL days?
Perhaps this is injury insurance?
|06/13/2018 - 7:42am||Can UofM grant him an…||
Can UofM grant him an honorary degree making him immediately eligible?
|06/13/2018 - 7:40am||Insurance?
We had Speight,…
We had Speight, O'Korn, and Peters get injured last year...O'Korn got better before the end of the season, but that is a lot of injuries.
|06/12/2018 - 7:47am||On the radio there was an ad…||
On the radio there was an ad for a company that joked about being "as good as an all-pro defensive lineman in a contract year."
Rashan Gary is an all-pro defensive lineman and this is a contract year as he has the NFL Draft after this season. He will be a beast and require regular double teams throughout the season.
|06/07/2018 - 5:56am||Not to threadjack, but…||
Not to threadjack, but Michigan State University just inked a deal with Amazon for a new docuseries that will be called "The Dog Days of Summer: Disrespect so Sick."