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02/13/2019 - 1:07am Had to be one of Simpson's…

Big Ten refs continue to frustrate but it was just an off night offensively and PSU made some big plays. 

Simpson got knocked around with no whistle a couple times and the shots didn't look bad, he just just couldn't hit anything and turned it over uncharacteristically. That was probably his worst game of the year. Things go sideways when the engine isn't running.

It's hard to find the right usage among Matthews/Poole/Iggy. In general I feel like a little needs to go away from Poole but maybe he can find his early season mojo again. Hard to say the other two are more deserving; may be an issue that all of them have instinct to be "the guy" but none have been consistent enough to earn that status. We kind of need two out of three to play well because we only go six deep. No one was in love with Brooks/Davis/non-Iggy freshman but most did not anticipate getting so little from the bench beyond Livers.

I'm not sure we can fix these issues at this point but the team has shown they can get hot and play with just about anyone. Hopefully they have another run down the stretch.

02/05/2019 - 12:31am Trey Burke got autobenched…

Trey Burke got autobenched in the national championship. No reason to think JB would let Teske roll with 2 fouls in the first half of a tournament game. I'm not totally convinced by Brian but if nothing else the foul policy seems entirely inflexible, which I don't like.

02/02/2019 - 6:08pm Nothing recurrent but I went…

Nothing recurrent but I went to a Cardinals @ Brewers game during McGwire's 1998 roid fest. Didn't really care either way but definitely expected to see a HR or two. Finished with a Golden Sombrero.

01/30/2019 - 3:13am Edited my post like 25 times…

Edited my post like 25 times so your reply no longer matches... but thanks for pulling the actual numbers! One of 10 such performances out of 50,000+ games is a hell of an achievement! Deserves a spot on a list of toughest things to do in sports, especially if you exclude players who did it with blocks.

Only 15 unassisted triple plays! But more of an "occurrence" than an individual achievement. I'll take what Z did tonight :)

01/30/2019 - 2:30am On a per game basis that's…

There are 350 D1 basketball teams. That number has grown recently and seasons may have gotten longer but if I'm doing math correctly at 1:30am that should be close to 40,000 games played since 2010-2011.

So for our recent NCAA D1 sample it's 10/~40,000 games (0.025%) for turnover-free triple doubles. For all-time MLB it's 23/~210,000 games (0.109%) for perfect games (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_perfect_games). About 2.5 times more common achievement on a per game basis but probably happens about once per year so won't garner that kind of attention.

01/30/2019 - 2:23am There have only been 21…

Edit: see above

01/26/2019 - 3:34pm This is wonderful photoshop

This is wonderful photoshop

01/21/2019 - 2:18pm Great stuff, thanks for…

Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

12/25/2018 - 1:10pm Guess that narrative just…

Guess that narrative just doesn't get the clicks.

12/17/2018 - 8:22pm Boo this man

Boo this man

12/05/2018 - 10:41am Refs have been asked to…

Refs have been asked to crack down on the so-called "hook and hold" move Teske did. Announcers correctly suggested enforcement has been hit or miss. They kept the foul call on NW and gave Teske the flagrant. I think they can also just call it a regular foul on Teske and no foul on NW.

12/04/2018 - 2:07am P Rivers/J Winston

M Gordon…

P Rivers/J Winston

M Gordon/L Fournette/A Jones/A Ekeler/TJ Yeldon

T Hill/B Cooks/J Gordon/D Thomas

E Ebron/T Burton

Zuerlein

Vikings/Streaming D

11/11/2018 - 10:31am Except without the Super…

Except without the Super Bowl... or any sustained playoff success...

10/26/2018 - 5:07pm I as well. This changes…

I as well. This changes everything.

10/26/2018 - 4:22pm Count on the good Doctor to…

Count on the good Doctor to drop a diagnosis.

10/24/2018 - 10:55am Consider using TickPick. It…

I had a bad experience as buyer of Final Four tickets on TicketIQ. Consider using TickPick. It takes a couple weeks to get paid but I have had a great experience as both buyer and seller.

10/23/2018 - 11:54pm My high school was in a…

My high school was in a conference with Maumee Valley. I was stunned to see that you are correct and the post is wrong.

10/23/2018 - 11:38pm While that is true, this kid…

EDIT: shocked he is from Maumee Valley. The post said Maumee and would have guessed that meant Maumee HS.

10/14/2018 - 1:28am Baylor/Pitt/UVa all covered…

Baylor/Pitt/UVa all covered easily and had a chance to win or in UVa case won outright. So props to those picks.

10/14/2018 - 12:21am They also had a hold on that…

Did Cheeseman flop or was that legit? Wisconsin also had a hold on that play, which may not have resulted in a first down.

10/14/2018 - 12:14am It was loud in person. And…

It was loud. A pretty decent contingent still shouting for the D when we had it well in hand in the 4th. And it sounded loud on TV.

10/03/2018 - 2:21pm D'Antonio

D'Antonio

09/29/2018 - 11:10am Lowest priced pair on…

Lowest priced pair on StubHub is $89/each before fees for endzone.

09/28/2018 - 10:28pm I like the under on our game.

I like the under on our game.

09/25/2018 - 10:02pm Never schedule the service…

Never schedule the service academies. Also, is it on pay-per-view? Hopefully we can see that guys feet again.

09/24/2018 - 10:11am Here's my question- do the…

Here's my question- do the usual rules/requirements of completing a catch apply here? Because if a WR did the same thing downfield (but let's say he throws it backwards to remove the question of an illegal forward pass) you'd have to say he never had possession and it would be ruled incomplete. The intent was clear, the QB didn't simply bat the ball down. I'm just not sure you could say he had possession under the strict rules we've seen applied to WR downfield. Really weird play.

09/23/2018 - 2:46pm I believe "cross blocking"…

I believe "cross blocking" is what the blog has been calling "down G"

09/23/2018 - 11:19am Looked like "down G"…

Looked like "down G" blocking about 75% of the time we ran left (and a few times going right). Seems to be a smart adjustment giving Runyan a simple down/drive block and asking Bredeson to pull/kick out. Opponents  will adjust but it worked well last week and helped us maul yesterday.

09/10/2018 - 2:01pm It was not. But you can…

No, no, it wasn't. But you can imagine what it'd be like if it had been!

Better. It would have been much better.

09/10/2018 - 1:04pm Sort of surprising Toledo…

Sort of surprising Toledo got a home and home. Miami has little to gain but I think they save some dough by making the return trip right? Costs more to just buy a home game from a MAC snack. And honestly the Rockets should be competitive.

09/10/2018 - 1:35am Nagy had some nice looks…

Nagy had some nice looks drawn up early for Bears offense but doesn't appear he has a full playbook installed yet. Removing Howard and passing out of shotgun on 3rd and 1 in the RZ with a chance to put things away was bad. And even with only a 20-17 point lead I was thinking he should go for it on 4th there.

Credit to Rodgers. The guy is a winner and put together the biggest comeback in franchise history on a gimpy leg in a rivalry game. Packers have really failed him over the years by not spending on FAs.

09/06/2018 - 12:38pm Great stuff! The text…

Great stuff! The text overlays are good but it would be nice to have voiceover as well if you have considered adding it for a bit if detail and to break the silence.

I thought the 2nd play "jump ball" was pass interference. Borderline call but it didn't get tipped and the defender sort of climbs him to go up for it. Looks like an "over the back" call in basketball.

09/05/2018 - 2:11pm The Belichick effect. His…

The Belichick effect. His assistants find opportunities elsewhere but haven't exactly lit it up. Good luck, Lions.

09/03/2018 - 7:42pm Why would that be a smart…

Why would that be a smart decision? Based on the "2 point conversions are a slightly favorable coin flip" theory? How was it a "textbook" situation relative to going for 2 on the Ambry TD when it was 21-9?

09/03/2018 - 5:53pm FYI that comment was a joke…

FYI that comment was a joke that seeing "OT" provoked PTSD because our OL struggled vs ND. But LSA made it a PSA on whether NFL is "OT" for board posts. TMYK.

08/29/2018 - 11:44pm That has been the story for…

That has been the story for Wisconsin this decade. With a #4 preseason ranking and a relatively soft schedule, this is the year for Chryst to prove he can take them over the top. I'm bullish on the Badgers but history makes it hard to see them as a national title contender.

08/27/2018 - 4:46pm Singleton working at MLB? Is…

Singleton working at MLB? Is that new? Thought he was going at WLB but maybe there was chatter he could do both. I guess MLB would be the path to seeing the field with the 2s right now.

08/27/2018 - 3:57pm WR Greg Mailey



Facebook…

WR Greg Mailey

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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08/27/2018 - 1:38pm I have no independent…

I have no independent understanding of this. Nor do I know whether MGoUser Max does. But he said this in the Herbert welcome post:

"there are some disconcerting deficiencies in his understanding of [squat] execution"

And from an Arkansas board:

"He does focus a lot on legs and back. Which, honestly, can slow a player down a bit. IMO, this emphasis in training has contributed to the foot injuries we've seen here."

S&C is an easy scapegoat and I don't have enough evidence to suggest anything other than coincidence, but ultimately it seemed worth discussing in light of the Black injury.

08/27/2018 - 1:21pm I'm not even saying he was…

I'm not even saying he was responsible for injuries at Arkansas. Just sharing something that came up from their fans on Reddit CFB discussing the Black injury.

08/27/2018 - 12:54pm I'm admittedly risking…

I'm admittedly risking concern trolling here but Hogs fans warned of foot injuries when we signed Herbert. They suffered 6 in his last 2 years. FWIW I can't find any evidence it was an issue at Wisconsin so I'll lean towards sour grapes and unfortunate coincidence.

https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-football-foot-injuries-alexy-jean-baptiste

08/27/2018 - 12:44pm At risk of concern trolling,…

Get well soon, Tarik.

08/25/2018 - 12:21am Honestly Rudock looks pretty…

Honestly Rudock looks pretty good just about every time he gets action. I don't hate on Stafford but that contract extension means the Lions can't trade him if they stink. Given the Cassel signing it wouldn't surprise me if they deal Jake since he has no shot at the job and might fetch an immediately useful return. Of course in that scenario he surely becomes Brady 2.0 and leaves Detroit fans wondering what could have been!

08/23/2018 - 1:50pm Damn that dude could change…

Damn that dude could change direction like nobody. Otherworldly combination of vision and ability to cut on a dime.

08/10/2018 - 12:48am Great stuff, Matt. Really…

Great stuff, Matt. Really enjoy the video breakdowns and what you bring to the site for hoops.

08/08/2018 - 9:57am Only complaint here is that…

Only complaint here is that Milk Duds are gross. Otherwise spot on.

08/07/2018 - 12:35am I never crucified the…

I never crucified the players. And this blog is known for it's stance that players get shit on under the current power structure. Penalized for the bad decisions of the millionaires responsible for keeping them in line with the rules of even richer millionaires.

So if it turns out Harbaugh:

- Knew about a local establishment regularly buying gear from players in exchange for tattoos and a place to chill and maybe puff a bowl and play Call of Duty

- Lied to the NCAA about it

- Had coverage from the AD until the heat forced their hand

Then we can talk. And I might even agree that OSU penalties were harsh relative to what else we've seen in "amateur" athletics.

Until then shut the fuck up.

08/07/2018 - 12:20am Must have missed that story,…

Must have missed that story, though it surely came up on the board in the past. Awesome dude to support the school; kind of unfair to build a powerhouse that way but also lame for opponents to forfeit games.

08/07/2018 - 12:16am Congrats to Mr. Poggi. Got a…

Congrats to Mr. Poggi. Got a look in Oakland and happy to see the Patriots bringing him in. He will be battling for a spot on the practice squad and can't hurt to have another audition on tape if it doesn't work out.

08/06/2018 - 11:55pm Also misses that the dealer…

Also misses that the dealer said he bought Michigan gear, as noted by others below. Turns out OP really buried the lede. He can't edit, but I expect that aspect of the story will have it's own post soon enough.