|06/14/2018 - 4:21pm||While I don't disagree with…||
While I don't disagree with anything you said, as a Tottenham fan I will be rooting for England (and Belgium to a lesser extent).
|06/13/2018 - 6:17pm||Same here. 1/7 got in and…||
Same here. 1/7 got in and she was the only out of stater. Several seemed like good candidates to me. Definitely makes me concerned for my 5 and 10 year olds when that time comes. Gets harder and harder to get in.
|06/10/2018 - 10:25pm||Hero||
|05/29/2018 - 5:46pm||WLA||
That's a blast from the past. Didn't they get banned en masse eventually. Usually funny stuff though.
|05/25/2018 - 10:55pm||Agree||
Be kind and generous and set an example of decency, but I think the real measure of success is them eventually not needing you. I need to do better at giving my girls independence to make mistakes.
|05/23/2018 - 9:54pm||Buick||
Not a fan of the campaign in general, but the one where the girl goes, "my grandpa has a Buick" makes me laugh every time.
|05/16/2018 - 5:04pm||Defense||
While I think Don Brown has done amazing things, the defense has fallen short in a few key moments that could have changed big games (after Darboh dropped the third down at Iowa in '16, after the Barrett 4th down in '16, after O'Korn's INT against OSU in '17, after Hidgon's fumble in the Outback Bowl).
|05/15/2018 - 3:28pm||Agree||
I'm with JFW. Just got rid of an 11 year old Edge with 200k+ on it and never had even a minor problem. Gas mileage could be better, but that was a solid car that did a great job for my family.
|05/15/2018 - 9:32am||Maybe||
I have four in section 22 and have been able to sell two of them as a season package and do better than break even for the past two seasons. Haven't gotten any bites on stub hub yet this year, so it may be a tougher market. Game by game is going to be tough to recoup unless you are only selling the good ones.
|05/04/2018 - 1:47pm||so||
You proved to the section that you are a big fan, proved you were an asshole, and irritated a bunch of people who have a different approach to enjoying a game.
|05/01/2018 - 1:46pm||oh yeah||
One more, no draft. Open market to sign whoever. Eliminates all incentive to be bad, which is a huge problem in MLB this season.
|05/01/2018 - 1:42pm||Yes||
I know this would be very hard to ever have happen because of the financial disincentive to the owners, but relegation, even within the existing 30 team MLB would make things a lot more interesting. Imagine...
MLB1 - Teams 1-7 make the playoffs, teams 14 and 15 relegated to MLB2, teams 13-10 play three game series with the team to lose two series also relegated.
MLB2 - Team 1 gets 8 seed in championship playoff, team 2 gets promoted, teams 3-7 play a miniplayoff for the last promotion spot.
Advantages: good teams only play other good teams during the season, 18/30 teams are in some sort of playoff (competing for good and bad things), but only the good ones can win the title, every team starts the season with a path to the championship
Disadvantages: those games between teams sliding to the bottom of MLB2 are going to be attended by about 6 people.
|04/30/2018 - 9:17pm||2005 OSU||
Sat in section 43, about row 30. Band was on bleachers on the field for some reason instead of in the actual stands. No one could see over them, so everyone (literally everyone) was standing on the benches. I am 6'5", but I still couldn't see without standing on the benches. For whatever reason, the two rows behind me decided it was all my fault and started yelling at me. Closest I've ever come to physically assaulting someone was when this pretentious jack ass said, "you are not acting like an adult. You can't blame the people in front of you, you need to take responsibility for your own actions."
|03/30/2018 - 7:20am||
Looks like Ace got into a bit of a troll fest on this. Started out a little funny, ended up just kind of being an asshole.
|03/21/2018 - 1:28pm||Robinson||
I was thinking about this earlier. I think it's Robinson. seems to be very aware, can rise up and hit the shot if they don't pressure him, underrated ability to drive if necessary, good height to see.
|03/11/2018 - 11:11pm||Standings||
Any sport that gives its championship or playoff spots based off of standings (ie, all professional sports) treats every game as equal. Should the Lions or Tigers losses in the first month of the season not count as much against them?
|03/11/2018 - 11:09pm||Agree||
I also think they did this because mid-majors don't have an opportunity to schedule tougher opponents late in the year.
|03/09/2018 - 12:13pm||Agree||
This is huge if you are interested in Michigan playing in Detroit (or MSU, if you lean that way). The committee is probably going to have to move things around in an unexpected way for UM or MSU to make it to Detroit, but it's a lot easier to conceive if Nashville is available.
|02/26/2018 - 6:54am||Hot||
This year at least, Michigan is coming into the tournament on a roll.
|02/23/2018 - 7:11am||also||
Monte Morris, Brian Bowen
|02/23/2018 - 7:10am||State of Michigan||
Josh Jackson, Eric Davis, Myles Bridges, Kyle Kuzema... Not surprising that there are so many people from the state involved since Dawkins is from here. Also might explain why UM was never really in on those guys.
|02/04/2018 - 7:35am||Thanks||
Thanks for putting this up. Good perspective.
A few thoughts.
- Part of my unease with this team is that it's so different than a normal Beilein team. They are winning with rebounding and reasonable defense, but I'm so used to seeing a smooth efficient offense with great three point shooting that I don't really know what to make of this.
- Need to figure out how to get off to better starts against inferior teams. One of these times they won't be able to claw back.
- Hard to call Matthews' second half solid without mentioning missing 6 straight free throws while Minnesota was extending the lead out to 10.
|01/19/2018 - 7:50pm||American Vandal||
Just watched American Vandal on Netflix. Got drawn in by the dick jokes and Serial spoof, ended up scared for my kids when they get to high school.
|01/12/2018 - 4:12pm||Little Different Take||
I'm not sure I've totally digested your argument, but I think it's fine that taking more early shot clock shots reduces your efficiency in the last 5 seconds if the volumes work out in a positive way.
Let's take 100 possessions. Say you score 1.2 points per possession when you shoot in the first 25 seconds and 0.8 points per possession in the last 5 seconds. In this example, say 80% of your possessions result in shots in the first 25 seconds and 20% are in the last 5 seconds. In this scenario you score 1.2*0.8 + 0.8*0.2 = 1.12 points per possession.
Now say you start shooting more frequently in the first 25 seconds, but don't get quite as good of a shot. Say you get 1.15 points per possession on 95% of your possessions. Now the 5% of the time you're shooting in the last 5 seconds you get a little more chucking and your ppp goes down to 0.75. In this scencario you score 1.15*0.95 + 0.75*0.05 = 1.13 points per possession.
Now these numbers are totally cherry picked to make my point, but it is possible that this philosophy could result in better overall offense.
|01/10/2018 - 12:09am||Last Three Possessions||
Agree with you on this. Beilein is a great coach, but he has the tendency to get conservative too early. Michigan basically didn't run offense on the last three critical possessions and came up empty in them all. Contrast that with Purdue getting good shots off of their weave motion thing. Good game, but frustrating.
|01/05/2018 - 1:12pm||Especially when the employer regularly reminds you||
Especially when the employer regularly reminds you of the arrangement.
|01/05/2018 - 12:29pm||Ed||
I like Ed, for what it's worth. The roundtable might not be the best situation for him, but I have started listening to his football analytics podcast and it's pretty interesting, especially if you like to bet on games.
|01/05/2018 - 12:19pm||OC Search - Mike Gundy||
I thought this article was pretty cool about how Mike Gundy found his current OC. Obviously Harbaugh would be looking for different attributes, but it seems like a good way to get talent and fresh eyes into a system.
|12/15/2017 - 2:34pm||Things Change||
When I graduated high school in 1997 I had literally never heard of a GPA above 4.0. I also took the ACT once and had never heard of studying or prepping for it. Seems like it's gotten a lot more intense.
|12/15/2017 - 2:32pm||New To Me||
I think they have been doing it for 2-3 years. It's kind of a weird thing where they stress to the interviewer that the interview isn't necessarily a factor in admission. The kids had TONS of questions and it ended up being more of me selling them on Michigan than selling themselves to me. I got mostly bright and interesting kids, so it was kind of a fun experience.
|12/15/2017 - 2:06pm||Interesting||
20 years ago it was rolling admissions and we all scrambled to get applications in on September 1st (I think that was the date). It was kind of nice not knowing when you were going to find out and really nice to have it over so early.
I did some alumni interviews for the College of Engineering this cycle and it was kind of nuts listening to them all explain the system and the anxiety that came with it. Good luck to everyone!
|12/14/2017 - 12:37pm||Additional Info / Context||
To add into the discussion, here is what UM's KenPom rank was heading into the NCAA tournament going back to 2011 (first year he has current ranking on each game)
If you add up the deltas you get a net of +6 which means on average, Michigan has gotten one seed better than KenPom would have predicted over the last six NCAA tournaments. Of course all caveats about this not being what KenPom is supposed to be apply, but it's another data point that maybe this doesn't matter as much as I thought it did.
|12/14/2017 - 10:28am||Good Question||
I don't know, to be honest. I would think you could somewhat accurately know which teams were expected to be good in each conference. You could also look at the end of season KenPom conference ratings and see that you should stay away from anyone in the MEAC or SWAC.
|12/13/2017 - 11:46pm||Opponents||
I don't think anyone is suggesting Michigan play three more of those types of opponents. But, what would you say to playing East Tennessee, Idaho, and Nicholls State? All three are currently in the 150s not the high 200s and 300s.
|12/10/2017 - 3:37pm||Buy Online||
My daughter and I regularly get solid tickets for less than $10 (fees included) from StubHub or SeatGeek. just watch it and be willing to wait until the last minute.
If you use the code CollegeBB on SeatGeek you'll get $20 off your first buy (got that from Gary Parrish's podcast).
|12/01/2017 - 4:28pm||Agree||
As a Spurs fan, I have kind of adopted England for this WC. Would be nice to see Kane, Dele, and Dier do well.
|11/30/2017 - 11:49am||Phrasing||
I didn't phrase that right. I am suggesting they try a Pack Line like Wisconsin or a 2-3 like Syracuse, not that pack line is a zone.
Here are Michigan's adjusted offensive and defensive ranks in Big Ten play for the last 5 year (via KenPom).
When there is this consistent of a discrepency between offensive and defensive performance over more than a full recruiting cycle, I think it has to be more than concentration and effort.
|11/29/2017 - 10:41pm||Defense||
It continues to be frustrating that the defense is so bad. I wish Beilein would pick some sort of defensive philosophy other than straight man to man when he doesn't emphasize pure athleticism in recruiting. It seems like if they could master the pack line or maybe a 2-3 like Wisconsin or Syracuse to pair with what has always been a super efficient offense they might take the next step.
|11/27/2017 - 5:00pm||GP||
He does the poll attacks every week and they are pretty solid. If you're looking for a college hoops podcast, I recommend his Eye on College Basketball. Shout out to Devan Downey.
|11/27/2017 - 3:22pm||Kind of agree||
Obviously selective memory, but I can think of three scenarios where the D seemed to fold when they needed to come up witih a big stand.
1. After "the spot" last year. Maybe Harbaugh should have taken a timeout to get their heads straight, but to give up a 15 yard run for a touchdown to lose on the next play was frustrating.
2. After Peters goes down last week. Get the ball back and you're only down 4, but they let them extend the lead.
3. After the O'Korn interception Saturday. 4 point deficit to 11 in an instant.
|11/27/2017 - 12:09pm||Agreed||
I like this train of thought. Someone who is running a great offense somewhere under the radar who would be happy to spend 5-7 years here to finish out his career.
|11/27/2017 - 12:03pm||Paea||
I noticed Paea on the sideline Saturday. Obviously need to see him play, but looked physically imposing. Surprisngly looked more like a Taco Charleton than a DT to me.
|11/21/2017 - 6:37am||Agreed||
I think they'll get it together and be good this year, but this could end up being the difference between playing NCAA tourney games in Detroit and having to fly out.
|11/19/2017 - 1:35pm||Agreed||
"All the common fans are dumb and here's why I'm smarter" is a pretty common take in the sports media world. I get where it's a natural reaction, but it doesn't make it less insulting to the customer. I love the CBS College Basketball podcast, but they spend way too much time doing the same thing.
|11/19/2017 - 10:15am||Past Performance||
We can expect it, but I'm not sure how realistic it is to expect something that has basically happened once in the last 50 years to be a normal thing.
|11/19/2017 - 12:33am||2014||
100% agree on how bad 2014 was.
- Shutout by Notre Dame
Hell, losing by two touchdowns to OSU was one of the more encouraging performances of the year.
|11/18/2017 - 3:56pm||Dumb||
Saying Chryst owns Harbaugh is dumb.
Chryst took over a team that had been 20-7 (.741) in the previous two season.
Harbaugh took over a team that had been 12-13 (.480) in the previous two seasons.
Chryst vs Harbaugh head to head = 1-1.
Chryst record against MSU, PSU, and OSU is 1-2 (.333).
Harbaugh record against MSU, PSU, and OSU is 3-5 (.375).
This season has been disappointing and frustrating, but get out of my face with that crap.
|11/05/2017 - 8:39pm||NY6||
The Big Ten champ is guaranteed a NY6 bowl, so everyone would shift up in your scenario.
|10/24/2017 - 1:31pm||Disagree||
Personally, I think what makes this site great and what makes Brian valuable and stand out is that he is willing to get in a twitter fight, is willing to troll other fan bases, sits in the stands instead of the press box, and doesn't seem to know or care that he is condescending and an asshole to people like Ace and Ed on the radio. But, at the same time he can write well, provide great analysis and film breakdowns and add value to my fan experience.
There are enough people trying to see both sides and be even keeled covering sports. Those guys are important, but they're ultimately boring.
|10/23/2017 - 12:40pm||Art Van||
We got one of those ones where my side is different than my wife's side. I think it's basically two different mattresses shoved under one cover. While I appreciate the customization, a kind of mountain range barrier has developed in the middle where the two sides come together. I sleep in a valley now between the firm edge of the bed and the mountain range in the middle. It's annoying for how much the mattress cost.