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12/07/2018 - 2:58pm As someone who has never…

As someone who has never seen Michigan win a conference championship, I would take that as well.

12/07/2018 - 10:46am Your point warrants further…

Your point warrants further consideration, but I think your analogy is a bit off. It's more like we're taking the oak tree, taking cuttings of it, and planting those. The expense for the rapid growth is only the health of the original oak tree and also the rate of consumption of the environment's nutrients. However, the environment previously supported a higher population of coral, so in theory that could be fine.

12/06/2018 - 4:10pm That way we can be sad when…

That way we can be sad when they go to the OHL.

12/06/2018 - 3:55pm I like Michigan hockey more…

I like Michigan hockey more than Michigan basketball and I would follow it more closely if it were televised as often. But it isn't, so I guess I don't follow it as closely.

12/06/2018 - 3:53pm His OSU Trustees satire was…

His OSU Trustees satire was funny. But yeah this one is just kinda awkward. Nice effort though, OP.

12/06/2018 - 1:43pm Only if those solutions are…

Only if those solutions are pursued. The pursuit of those solutions requires funding. Funding requires acknowledgment of the legitimate issue.

12/06/2018 - 1:38pm I think you can culture…

I think you can culture yeast from bottles of beer, right? Seems like it would be (relatively) easy to appropriate the yeast of any brewery. I guess I don't know how difficult it is to avoid undesirable critters.

12/06/2018 - 1:35pm Meijer even frequently has…

Meijer even frequently has Boss Tweed, which is superior.

12/06/2018 - 1:30pm But that wouldn't explain…

But that wouldn't explain why a coral that is the same size (and same surface area to volume ratio) as another coral could grow faster if it was microfragmented previously. Unless the "author" here is meaning coverage area when he says size instead of actual size.

Incidentally, looks like this work was published in 2014, so not exactly a new discovery.

12/06/2018 - 1:22pm There is a Ted Talk by the…

There is a Ted Talk by the same guy with a little more detail, but still not seeing why this works.

 

12/06/2018 - 1:12pm I wish this video explained…

I wish this video explained the science. Why would a coral that was broken grow faster than a coral that was unbroken when they are the same size? Mgobiologist help? Is there a paper published on this?

12/06/2018 - 11:55am You are constantly pointing…

You are constantly pointing out trivial things that annoy you. This is another example. I don't actually care all that much and I'm not looking for an argument, but you do it a lot.

12/06/2018 - 11:53am You complain a lot.

You complain a lot.

12/06/2018 - 10:46am Founders has massively…

Founders has massively increased their BBA production. CBS was on shelves at MEIJER (!!!) for weeks! It's a golden age of craft brews.

12/06/2018 - 10:43am I'd trade Bell's for Avery…

I'd trade Bell's for Avery in a heartbeat.

12/06/2018 - 10:40am Westvleteren 12 is fantastic…

Westvleteren 12 is fantastic. Have you had St. Bernardus Abt. 12? It is almost as good but is way easier and cheaper to get your hands on.

12/06/2018 - 10:36am Try the liquor stores'…

Try the liquor stores' social media. A couple bottle shops in Ann Arbor show the new beers they've shelved nearly every day on Facebook (e.g. Bluefront).

And have you had Pliny the Elder? I think it's significantly overhyped. It's a great beer, but there are better IPAs you can get in the Denver area (Weldwerks and Melvin both make several that are superior).

12/06/2018 - 8:50am You want Jim Delaney to…

You want Jim Delaney to subjectively decide which teams play in the B1G CG? That is a terrifying idea.

12/06/2018 - 8:47am Yes, I want to play them…

Yes, I want to play them every year. If we're good enough to win the B1G, then playing them is fun. If we're already out of the B1G title hunt, then playing them gives us a chance to redeem the season with a rivalry win.

Would we be at a disadvantage with that protected rivalry? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes.

12/06/2018 - 8:41am No, you could have a 3-way…

No, you could have a 3-way tie where each team lost to one and beat one of the others.

12/05/2018 - 5:20pm I'd be pretty okay seeing…

I'd be pretty okay seeing him in December the next several years.

12/05/2018 - 5:08pm First tie-breaker would be…

First tie-breaker would be record against common opponents. Next would be record against top B1G team and then descending through the standings for common opponents. If there are no common opponents that break the tie, then the third tie-breaker would be overall record. If still tied, the final tie-breaker would be an arm-wrestling match between head coaches.

12/05/2018 - 5:04pm You don't want to play OSU…

You don't want to play OSU every year? That doesn't sound cool.

12/05/2018 - 4:58pm A whole year?! Guess we'll…

A whole year?! Guess we'll see what Ryan Day is made of in 2020.

12/05/2018 - 1:33pm I misread your idea at first…

I misread your idea at first, thinking you were saying the Rutgers and Maryland football teams would be relegated to soccer. I think that would work too.

12/05/2018 - 1:28pm The division setup still has…

The division setup still has disparity due to unequal quality of cross-division opponents. This would be the same problem. You'd have the same type of tie-breakers.

In fact, I'd argue a full round-robin makes even less sense for this format as the championship game would be a guaranteed rematch.

12/04/2018 - 10:37am I think we'll win big…

I think we'll win big tonight, but to be fair, the last time we won at Northwestern was in the 2012-2013 season.

12/04/2018 - 9:01am Of course I wanted Michigan…

Of course I wanted Michigan to beat him while he was at OSU, but I'm also happy to see him gone. He covered for Zach Smith and then lied about it. I don't want a coach with that in his past continuously celebrated by our conference.

12/04/2018 - 9:00am It's humorous until you…

It's humorous until you realize that the same culture exists inside their program (not just the fans) and that it is contributing to their wild success against us the past million years.

12/04/2018 - 8:57am But I think you're just…

But I think you're just saying the same thing as the "conspiracy theory" people just with a different tone. Meyer was "too sick" to coach at Florida but a great opportunity comes along that he really really wants and then he's not too sick to coach anymore.

12/03/2018 - 11:23am I don't think it's the same…

I don't think it's the same. He said he wouldn't put content behind a paywall. It would have other perks, but not extra content.

12/03/2018 - 11:21am No, Brian said that a site…

No, Brian said that a site can't influence the University if its content is behind a paywall and so he did not want to do that at mgoblog (thus pursuing an optional subscription model). OP's sentence was confusing.

11/29/2018 - 10:35pm You don't think he could…

You don't think he could climb all the way from WR coach to head coach? I think he can swing that.

11/29/2018 - 4:56pm So you're saying MSU is…

So you're saying MSU is going to lose to Green Bay on a last second block and then get beat by the arch rival at the end of the season? Sounds good to me.

11/29/2018 - 9:47am Saturday.

Saturday.

11/29/2018 - 9:31am Why would they want to hype…

Why would they want to hype a rematch where Bama JUST blew out Georgia? What hype could there be?

11/27/2018 - 3:01pm Even without the column, the…

Even without the column, the joke is obvious.

11/26/2018 - 12:43pm Probably Bredeson.

Probably Bredeson.

11/26/2018 - 11:12am This is one of the most…

This is one of the most rational takes I've seen about the game so far. Very plausible.

11/21/2018 - 10:16pm A Rutgers win would…

A Rutgers win would reinforce MSU as Green Rutgers. I want that to be a thing.

11/21/2018 - 3:47pm This happens from time to…

This happens from time to time. Just refreshing solves it 95% of the time.

11/20/2018 - 4:44pm He also got Mel Pearson…

He also got Mel Pearson. While this year isn't getting off to a fantastic start, I still think that will turn out to be a great hire.

11/20/2018 - 2:02pm Hopefully instead the…

Hopefully instead the responses are "Who cares right now? Just beat Northwestern to win the B1G and root for Bama to beat Georgia! CFP, here we come!"

11/19/2018 - 8:00pm This is funny because in…

This is funny because in 2013, EMU held Northern Illinois to 4 first half points.

11/16/2018 - 3:23pm You're likely confusing star…

You're likely confusing star-down with star-up-but-behind-the-circle.

11/16/2018 - 2:58pm To be fair, ESPN's SOR does…

To be fair, ESPN's SOR does not directly factor in margin of victory, but it certainly indirectly includes it since it is based upon FPI. A team that blows out teams with huge highlight plays will have a higher FPI score than one that beats teams using a less efficient and limited game plan.

11/16/2018 - 2:52pm Clemson and ND should be…

Clemson and ND should be playing for the ACC title. Stupid ND...

11/16/2018 - 11:09am It's an intentional…

It's an intentional departure from convention to jokingly emphasize the pretend-we're-not-thinking-about-OSU joke. There's not a complex joke you're missing, you're just choosing to ignore the simple joke.

11/16/2018 - 10:29am One problem with those…

One problem with those analogies (especially the showing your math work one) is that you also can't objectively value how good an opponent is. In gymnastics, there is a known value for a particular... is trick the right word? Anyway, in cfb, the valuation of beating a "good" team is subject to all of the other subjectivity that plagues every cfb ranking method. So even in measuring "deservedness" based on resume, you still have a wishy washy method to decide how good defeated teams are when you "show your work."

FWIW, I think resume is a fine way to determine things because you can use at least consistent rules. But while the rules could be consistent, the result of those rules will be fluid and the rules themselves are arbitrary. A step in the right direction is good, but there's no perfect way to do this.

11/15/2018 - 8:24pm I agree with most of your…

I agree with most of your sentiment, but going to 24 teams also means those out of conference resume-building games aren't as meaningful. Villanova-Michigan is not even remotely as meaningful as Notre Dame-Michigan because the loser is not very affected. A 24 team tournament would be a blast, but the cost is the heart-wrenching losses and thrilling wins of the regular season, at least to an extent.