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12/11/2018 - 2:48pm Two more conference rooms…

Two more conference rooms gone.

12/11/2018 - 2:30pm I will take a lemon too to…

I will take a lemon too to help with this.

12/11/2018 - 11:43am Locked for posterity!  Are…

Locked for posterity!  Are you talking this year or ever?  I'd say your odds are good either way.

12/11/2018 - 11:42am 1 and 6 don't happen.  I…

1 and 6 don't happen.  I could see the rest happening though. Minnesota doesn't look nearly as good as they did earlier this season.

Instead of the 6th or 7th pick we get 14 or 15.

12/11/2018 - 10:10am Lot of Brits on here.

Gray…

Lot of Brits on here.

Gray=American spelling

Grey=UK spelling.

12/10/2018 - 9:43pm Perhaps Graham will…

Perhaps Graham will enlighten us in the thread below on what he is smoking.

12/10/2018 - 1:27pm I want to buy in to Detroit,…

I want to buy in to Detroit, but I don't think I am there yet.  The city is much better than it used to be based on my last visit there, but it really couldn't have gotten much worse.

For Detroit's long-term stability, SE Michigan needs to diversify its industry.  The auto industry faces huge competition from Europe and Asia.  The layoffs stated by the OP are a perfect example of the auto industry's vulnerability.  

Other areas like Philly/NJ invested hugely in pharma and it paid off for them.  NOVA and MoCo invested heavily in tech and it has paid off.  Go to Northern VA sometime and see all the new buildings going up.

For me to buy into Detroit, I would need to see more investment in technology or pharma or whatever the next big thing is.

Detroit should also eminent domain the people living in the outer areas of the city and move them closer to the center so the city can deliver essential police, fire, and ems services effectively.  I am not sure if this is still the case, but I read a story a few years ago about ambulance calls taking 40 mins.  One reason for this was that only 1 or 2 houses on a city block were actually occupied, and the no one really patrolled the area.  This is obviously politically and economically difficult for the city to do, but it would greatly improve the QoL in the city.

12/09/2018 - 7:17pm I don’t have any personal…

I don’t have any personal knowledge, just what Lorenz said about it. Since I don’t want to give it away, I’ll just say that the Hill family didn’t handle it the way you would hope as far as informing the UM staff. 

12/09/2018 - 2:21pm He’s not flipping back…

He’s not flipping back. Based on how it went down, the staff may not want him back. 

12/07/2018 - 3:02pm Let's hope for some Ambry…

Let's hope for some Ambry Thomas in addition to some zone coverages.

12/07/2018 - 12:34pm +1 for the reference.

Isn't…

+1 for the reference.

Isn't that the wrong way but faster?

12/07/2018 - 12:33pm Frank Martin looks like Mr…

Frank Martin looks like Mr. Bean's brother.

12/06/2018 - 3:25pm I follow what Brian writes…

I follow what Brian writes about it, but it isn't easy to follow from DC due to lack of TV time.  When it comes to hockey I am a huge wings fan and I will say hockey is the one sport where I enjoy watching professional more than college.

12/06/2018 - 12:56pm CJK5H

CJK5H

12/05/2018 - 8:22pm An abrupt turn by LJ. But he…

An abrupt turn by LJ. But he did signal this one. 

12/05/2018 - 7:46pm He had an affair with Erin…

He had an affair with Erin Andrews which is why she's no longer on ESPN.

12/05/2018 - 2:44pm I am all for that idea. …

I am all for that idea.  That would crown a true champion.  But it only works if everyone does it or the committee doesn't hold it against us under the current format.

12/05/2018 - 2:16pm The real problem with…

The real problem with eliminating the conference championship game is that the committee already punished TCU and Baylor in 2015 for not playing in a game.  Of course the committee vaulted OSU over both those teams and OSU won its championship.  It may end up hurting the B1G rather than helping it.

12/05/2018 - 9:53am Cris Carter is a waste of a…

Cris Carter is a waste of a brain and oxygen.

12/04/2018 - 10:35pm Total ref-fest now.

Total ref-fest now.

12/04/2018 - 9:04pm Player should not be allowed…

Player should not be allowed to go to the bench during a review. 

12/04/2018 - 2:29pm I noticed the same thing. …

I noticed the same thing.  He didn't look sick one time during the Game.  Not even after the kickoff fumble.

12/04/2018 - 1:52pm I hate to jump into this…

I hate to jump into this particular fray, but I will.  UM was behind by 8 points in the third quarter when OSU blocked a punt and scored.  UM down 15.  Michigan threw the ball on the next series.  Gentry dropped a 25+ yard pass on second down.  Shea threw a pick on third down and OSU returned it to the 7.  OSU scored quickly.  UM down 22.  The wheels fell off the wagon in a hurry in that game.  UM threw the ball 38 times and rushed 40 times.  I would wager most of the running plays happened when the game was close.  People talk about the game like we got blown out early and never caught up.  We got blown out midway through the second half and did throw to try and catch up, we just were never able to.

12/04/2018 - 12:26pm I suspect you're correct. …

I suspect you're correct.  Or if Harrison decides to come to UM, he will retire after that.  I'm not sure if Harrison is supposed to sign in December or February though.

12/04/2018 - 11:55am No other OSU coaches will…

No other OSU coaches will leave until after signing day.  I would think Schiano would be one of the first to go.  

12/03/2018 - 9:37am Ability to vote to remove…

Ability to vote to remove terrible OPs.  This morning being examples 1 and 2.

Edit to say not this post.  The second McDaniels and the Chik-fil-a threads.

12/02/2018 - 1:24am It has already been said…

It has already been said here, but if UGA really belonged they would have won today.  This was de facto play in game and they lost and should be precluded from a rematch in 4 weeks.

ND should move to 4 below Oklahoma.  While they are undefeated, they don't have the conference championship the other 3 have and their quality wins are Michigan in week 1 and Syracuse (best win was NC State).

That would set up Bama vs. ND and Clemson v. Oklahoma.  Those would be compelling games, but for much different reasons.

12/01/2018 - 6:31pm Saban's position group…

Saban's position group getting torched out there.

11/29/2018 - 1:52pm I am all for players making…

I am all for players making money off their likeness.  It would bring back college football games and could allow players to have endorsement deals with national and local companies. 

I still don't think the school can directly pay players under Title IX unless it offers the same amount to both male and female athletes.  That get's really expensive when you are really spending dollars 2:1. 

If the system ever gets "blown up" and payments are allowed, it should be totally free market.  The best players will go to the schools that can afford them and the rest will fall away.

11/29/2018 - 1:03pm I've seen a few people…

I've seen a few people advocate for fewer conferences with more teams, but I think we should have more conferences with fewer teams. 

There are 65 P5 schools, and 66 if you wanted to add UCF. 

Make six 11-team conferences that play round robin.  That leaves 2 non-conference games for rivals or cupcakes. 

Playoff would be 6 teams with the conference champion getting an auto bid. 

I think we should eliminate the polls all together and just use some average of S&P+, FEI, etc. to rank the conference champions. 

The rest is like the NFL with home games for the higher seed until the national championship.

The G5 can do the same thing and have their own championship. I would like some kind of promotion/relegation opportunities, but I am not sure how that would work.

11/20/2018 - 2:46pm No players arrested in…

No players arrested in season? That might be a success for them.

11/20/2018 - 1:06pm I was going to make this…

I was going to make this same comment.  Does the B1G want to be left out 2 years in a row?  The B1G hasn't scored a point in the playoffs since the inaugural 2014-15 season.  OSU would need a ton of help to make it at this point.

11/19/2018 - 1:34pm The opening got me pumped!…

The opening got me pumped! We win by double digits this week!

11/19/2018 - 12:58pm I suppose that's true…

I suppose that's true depending on how you choose to measure performance.  If the promotion of a judge was based on the number of times he or she was overturned by a higher court, then it would matter.

If promotion is based on whether the outcome favors the views of the party of president who appointed the judge, then I guess that is a sort of performance, but not necessarily whether the judge did a good job in the eyes of other judges.

The latter is much more important for promotion than the former.

11/19/2018 - 12:02pm Well any Article III judge…

Well any Article III judge really, but your point is well taken.

11/18/2018 - 10:37am And won 9/10 by double…

And won 9/10 by double digits. 

11/17/2018 - 9:04pm Fuck Ohio

Fuck Ohio

11/16/2018 - 7:58pm I like Craig. I think he’s a…

I like Craig. I think he’s a good guest host/guest when he’s on. 

11/16/2018 - 1:55pm Weather is supposed to be…

Weather is supposed to be pretty good tomorrow and Cuse runs a tempo offense. 

My thoughts on ND are they will only play 4 true road games this year.  Those were at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech (w/o a QB), Northwestern, and USC.  I don't think ND is one of the best 4 teams in the country, I don't even know if they are top 8.  I don't think the committee puts an 11-1 ND team in the playoff.  Since USC can't tie its own shoes, this is the only chance they have left to lose.  Even is ND finishes 12-0, if they struggle the next 2 weeks and UM blows out IU, OSU, and NW, I could see us moving into 3rd and ND being 4th.

11/16/2018 - 1:40pm My takeaway is that OSU has…

My takeaway is that OSU has the 42nd rush defense. *tents fingers*

11/13/2018 - 2:37pm I didn't adjust FBS vs. FCS…

I didn't adjust FBS vs. FCS.  The FCS opponents would be removed from the P5 numbers though.

11/13/2018 - 2:12pm I should add too, this wasn…

I should add too, this wasn't meant to be a definitive rankings of teams, but rather a comparison of schedules.  OSU and ND haven't played anyone.  In fact, if you remove UM from ND's numbers, ND's opponent win % is .486.

11/12/2018 - 9:35pm I just saw the injury. It…

I just saw the injury. It made we want to vomit. Poor damn Caris. 

11/11/2018 - 11:30am Damn! Beaten by mere seconds!

Damn! Beaten by mere seconds!

11/10/2018 - 10:37am Murderwolf will be in…

Murderwolf will be in attendance. 

11/10/2018 - 9:54am A lot of people lump MD in…

A lot of people lump MD in with Rutger and ask why can’t we get rid of them both. I don’t think that’s fair to MD though (for selfish and unselfish reasons). While MD may not be good at football, they manage to not be a total dumpster fire in a difficult division. MD adds a lot of value in other sports like men’s and women’s basketball and lacrosse. 

I realize MD isn’t in a traditionally Big 10 area, but I’ve been to both games since I moved out here and they are almost 50/50 UM/MD people. Usually more UM than MD at the end of the game. 

I went up to Rutger once to watch the 78-0 beating, but I’m not going back this year. Rutger takes way more than it adds to the conference and having to play them every year is an insult to the game of football. 

11/08/2018 - 4:18pm When McKeon is not an inline…

When McKeon is not an inline blocker, and sometimes when he is, he has a tendency to not breakdown before making contact.  This results in a lot of whiffs.  Some of that might be him not being sure which guy is his. 

As Brian mentioned he takes some bad angles too where he runs to the spot his man is at instead of where his man will be given the flow of the play.  These are all pretty easy fixes. 

He does seem a touch slow out there which could be him just not being confident on who he is supposed to block on a given play.

11/03/2018 - 4:04pm 8 plays

75 yards

no passes…

8 plays

75 yards

no passes

7 points

11/03/2018 - 3:37pm McSorely gone' die.

McSorely gone' die.

10/31/2018 - 1:55pm Don Brown is gonna fuck them…

Don Brown is gonna fuck them up. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t score and McSorely doesn’t finish the game.