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07/18/2018 - 3:00pm I can totally understand not…

I can totally understand not liking the new site design or any sites design/layout. But what mystifies me is how anyone could visit a site who's content they love less, because of the design.

 

07/17/2018 - 10:11am Excuse me but it's a fact…

Excuse me but it's a fact that football athletes (which I'm discussing, not non-revenue sports) get spending money in addition to the scholarship, free food, free medical, etc that they have access to

07/16/2018 - 12:15pm that's cool and I get that…

that's cool and I get that. I see red when people state, with zero actual evidence, that athletes are taken advantage of and not compensated. And that is objectively untrue. 
Until they stop doing that, I'll keep pointing out the facts that football athletes are treated as kings on campus, get tons of free benefits, and actual compensation. 

Still totally on board with Rosen's proposal.

07/16/2018 - 9:03am Totally for this. With the…

Totally for this. With the provision (I'm picky like this) that we call it giving athletes more compensation, since they get quite a lot now, particularly any football player that isn't a giant star. 

07/12/2018 - 9:06am Curious--what exactly is…

Curious--what exactly is better there?

07/02/2018 - 6:10pm 8-4 will cause some real…

8-4 will cause some real unhappiness and questioning of JH that will make this year look like nothing. Many fans will get off the boat. Like Connelly I was at 9-3 last year, so given the QB situation I was ok (though disappointed obvs) with the record. I'm going to say 9-3 again this year if only because of the horrible schedule (Dave Brandon should burn in hell for allowing the all rival games on road every other year). And one of those wins must be a rival game. 10-2 I think would be a success under that same qualification. 

07/02/2018 - 4:14pm Sorry for threadjack--but…

Sorry for threadjack--but how does a veteran guy post new content to the board on the new site?

06/29/2018 - 5:35pm I'm guessing it was designed…

I'm guessing it was designed by engineers

06/29/2018 - 10:28am They are dogmatic because…

They are dogmatic because they've read the conclusive data that proves that recruiting rankings are important to team success. They haven't read the rationale for why they aren't entirely predictive though

06/28/2018 - 12:47pm I say that because I believe…

I say that because I believe Belgium has better players and is a better team than England. Some of that may be influenced by England's past failures, past teams with better talent have flopped

06/28/2018 - 11:28am Belgium yes, but England has…

Belgium yes, but England has played bad teams to date--Panama was absolutely awful, embarrassing 

06/28/2018 - 11:25am Yes but I think if you're an…

Yes but I think if you're an England fan as I am you kind of hope to lose today. They aren't beating Brazil for example in the next round, well unlikely anyway

06/26/2018 - 10:05am Someone smart should develop…

Someone smart should develop an offer metric score, quantifying how good a given prospects offers are, and I agree with a measure like that it might in fact be a better metric than a star. 

06/24/2018 - 2:43pm Can't tell if you're…

Can't tell if you're adressing me due to this new board, but I'm not down on signing any individual 3 star at all, to the contrary. But I am getting a bit concerned at the large preponderance of 3 stars in our '19 class. I'm drawing no conclusions, just saying I'm nervous 

06/24/2018 - 2:40pm Disagree, several point to…

Disagree, several point to winning percentages of the teams with better recruiting results. Bill Connelly factories this into his analysis.

06/24/2018 - 12:47pm Sorry, you are objectively…

Sorry, you are objectively wrong. All you have to do is read the many, many studies of this to conclude there is no real debate--recruiting stars overall do matter. It's not a matter of opinion. Don't cite the exceptions that prove the rule. Just google, that's all you need to so, and you'll read 5 studies within 20 minutes that show your position is wrong. 

06/24/2018 - 12:43pm I agree but... I admit to be…

I agree but... I admit to be a little shaken in confidence at this point. Recruiting rankings do in fact matter, that is no longer a matter of debate with any serious person. And the predominance of three stars coming after what I thought was an expected recruiting off year is making me a bit squirrely

06/23/2018 - 2:59pm "McCartney was the best…

"McCartney was the best musician and it's not even close." You are correct, though this is seldom acknowledged because of the different camps of "John was best," or Paul was best, and generally speaking it's cooler to say John. 

In fact one of the reasons John tired of the band was that Paul generally speaking ran the band and came up with the direction for each album--Sgt. Pepper was Paul's idea, as was Abbey Road, and other Beatles triumphs. In fact without Paul we would have had at least one fewer Beatles album, because the others the last couple years were far less interested in recording, and Paul pushed them.

06/23/2018 - 10:56am No more threads like this…

No more threads like this until we beat our rivals

06/23/2018 - 10:54am Amazing, tears in my eyes…

Amazing, tears in my eyes the entire time. So positive, desperately needed in these times.

06/22/2018 - 8:42am I wish they would scrap one…

I wish they would scrap one and done--in favor of two and done, not just scrap it

06/20/2018 - 4:37pm I'm an alum too. But who…

I'm an alum too. But who gives a shit?

06/20/2018 - 9:14am someone dumb

someone dumb

06/17/2018 - 9:44am I haven't heard an American…

I haven't heard an American announcer yet who compares to British announcers. If I turn on a game and hear an American I'm always disappointed.

06/13/2018 - 12:37pm I got a political science…

I got a political science degree there, decided not to pursue law school, and made a career in marketing/advertising. Political science has "science" in the name but doesn't really require any :)

06/12/2018 - 3:37pm Why is it that all these old…

Why is it that all these old players look well, so much older and more mature than today's players? Friedman and Kramer look like MEN, our players today look like large powerful kids. 

06/06/2018 - 12:46pm Most likely Samsung will…

Most likely Samsung will make Dolby Vision available in a software update

06/06/2018 - 12:41pm Not according to almost any…

Not according to almost any review on the web of TV brands. Sony is good, but reviewers don't see any superiority for them

06/06/2018 - 12:40pm I have a Samsung and live it…

I have a Samsung and live it. Great video processing, HDR (you want this) and also one of the brightest TV's there is. TV's with high light output levels (there is a lot of different levels among brands) work especially well if like me, your main TV viewing is done in a fairly bright room. If it will be in a basement that's less important. But Samsung video processing is top notch 

06/06/2018 - 12:34pm I love seeing the code…

I love seeing the code everywhere: "Not going anywhere:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I"

is that code?

06/06/2018 - 8:59am Correct. since I can't…

Correct. since I can't upvote this I'm typing agreement

05/31/2018 - 9:23am Objectively speaking

this is not a great team, and it's really silly to call it great. That isn;t my opinion, it's a fact based upon last year's offense. Now, this year we may become a great team (fingers crossed) but we are definitively not great.

05/25/2018 - 3:43pm Your take on Izzo is silly

and could only be written by a fan of a rival school. The idea that he is a "rape enabler" is ludicrous on its face and really dumb besides.

05/24/2018 - 8:06pm There is a new moral majority group at work

here and other places in media and online. If anyone is old enough to remember or read about Jerry Falwell and the "Moral Majority," they were a movement in the 80's that passed judgement on everyone in society that disagreed with their Christian based ethics and public policy stances. They were quite rightly criticized by people for taking their religious choices into public policy and passing judgement on those that didn't share those beliefs. 

They have been replaced in society today by a group of like minded people that have replaced religious judgement with politicaland social judgement. If you don't share their opinions and express them in public/online, you aren't simply wrong, you are either (and there are only these 2 choices) A- an evil person with bad ideas, or B- too dumb and witless to understand the argument.

This is not an overstatment. There is literally no difference between their critiques today and those of Falwell in the 80's except they don't justify them from the bible. They do justify them morally, and judge morally. They are moral scolds just like those old adult characters in Animal house or comedies from the 80's. 

05/24/2018 - 11:52am Ace, who I respect and wish nothing but the best health wise, is

also one of the most judgmental moralists I've come across online, and that's saying something. He combines a virtuous worldview with complete contempt for people who don't share that worldview.

05/24/2018 - 11:41am I think the producers missed a chance

to have an even better twist to the show--I've always thought it was a little unlikely that Paige, a typical teen raised entirely in the US school system during the cold war, would uncritically adopt her parents view of the USSR vs. America and start being a spy. Far better for the show, and maybe even more realistic, would be if she rebelled against their worldview and worked against them. 

05/23/2018 - 5:55pm Why lately do fans and even NBA personnel think

that ex-players like Chauncey with zero experience can simply take over running a team? You would never see that in other leagues (matt millen being a prominent reinforcement of how dumb that is). It's ludicrous to take any ex-player and put him in charge of drafting and building a team

05/20/2018 - 9:51am There goes any lingering belief I had

that this blog population is better than RCMB and sparty blogs

05/16/2018 - 3:29pm Which after reading this story, I guarantee more will come out..

sorry, cynical by nature and this will prompt people who weren't abused but met with Nassar one time to claim they were

05/13/2018 - 5:18pm I'll bet if you averaged the posters here pre-season

at mgoblog, at least 40% of people predicted like I did, 9-3, and several more 8-4

05/13/2018 - 8:42am I'm not necessarily agreeing with him, though

I have sympathy for the "every day competition" philosophy. I don;t realy think our pooor QB play can be chalked up to them not feeling secure in their position. I think JOK was just bad, and moreso, our o-line made any QB's job tougher than it should be

05/12/2018 - 9:53am He won't do it. He WANTS them to look over their shoulder

at the guy behind them.

05/12/2018 - 9:49am There is no way it's a four way tie.

And if it was I'd agree with you. Joe Milton cannot go from HS under 50% passer to starting at M in the same year. No one can make that leap so soon unless things are desperate around here. Shea will start.

05/12/2018 - 9:43am Redshirt sophomore is what used to be called a junior.

I agree with you that that it's wrong to artitrarily write Peters off, you're right. But he's now in his third year here, and this fall's competition will be IMO the turning point of his career at M. 

05/09/2018 - 4:20pm Yes and no.

Of course conference titles are important--division titles aren't. I'm not spinning, I genuinely do not care and don't think most others do either. If you told me we would never win the division once, but would regularly beat our rivals and always finsh 10-2 or 11-1, I would take that deal forever. 

05/09/2018 - 12:44pm The real counter to the third place in East critique

is that division finishes are meaningless. There are three things that matter in college football-did you beat your rivals, what was your final record, and did you make the playoffs. No one five years from now except trolls cares where we finished in the division. The proof of that is Florida-how did those two straight 1st place finishes in the SEC West work out for their coaches? If we were 10-2 and finish last in the division no one cares.

05/06/2018 - 6:16pm Inarguable. It's been 8 years.

Enough.

04/28/2018 - 3:50pm Just a guess, but

I remember predicting 9-3 and it seemed like a lot of others here also predicted that, it seemed like that and 8-4 were fairly common

04/26/2018 - 7:49pm Are you aware of our schedule?

I'm happy about Shea for obvious reasons. But he doesn't change the hardest schedule in the country or our current lack of O tackles. I'd be thriled with 11 wins

04/20/2018 - 2:50pm The odds?

The odds?

Having said that, as someone raising a daughter who will hopefully get accepted to Ross or a STEM school, all the best to the father!