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06/16/2018 - 5:54pm I was starting to wonder. Is…

I was starting to wonder. Is this actually confirmed to be maizen's reincarnate? 

06/13/2018 - 7:52pm The article speculates that…

The article speculates that the young man may have suffered a heat stroke based on another athlete's tweet saying he had a liver transplant after heat stroke (which McNair was reported to have had). So, perhaps that's it, perhaps not. I guess I was drawing a connection to the heart defect issue because I am passionate about fixing that since it could save so many lives. Many low income student athletes rely on athletics as a way out of their poverty, yet so many of them could be alerted of their potentially deadly health condition with a simple heart screening. While it would be devastating to learn that you have such a condition, it's better to know than to learn ex-post-facto after collapsing. I know metro-detroit has made moves in getting kids checked. 

I'm not so sure that it being "right after practice" means it wasn't related to practice. The heart-related collapsing event typically happen during the activity, and are directly related to the said activity, but I don't know enough about it to say it couldn't happen immediately after. 

If this is a heat stroke related death, then I hope it is looked into and errors that occurred here can be addressed for future health and safety. No one should die in practice. 

06/11/2018 - 4:50pm Seth just posted it on the…

Seth just posted it on the main page as well. 

06/11/2018 - 4:32pm There have been a number of…

There have been a number of references to mgotrusted users at >500 points. That was what I based it off of. 


Good catch on jbdaddy. Any update from him or anyone else just above the 500 point threshold? 

06/11/2018 - 4:23pm Summarizing what I've read…

Summarizing what I've read through in this thread:

1) voting indicators (blue filled thumbs) change upon refreshing 

2) the threshold to vote is now 500 

3) the second row of icons on the main page (the previous posts) are unnecessary since only a couple posts per day are added. 

4) can't tell who posted to the board before opening it. This would have been a disaster when maizen was going nuts, and also it's bad for future trolls. 

06/11/2018 - 4:17pm I'm a very frequent board…

I'm a very frequent board reader and a very infrequent poster, so I'm gunna have to do some work to get over this 500 threshold. 

06/11/2018 - 4:15pm I had this for the first…

I had this for the first couple days but now it seem to work. 

06/11/2018 - 1:02pm 22-30 receptions per snap is…

22-30 receptions per snap is pretty terrible for those corners. In fact, it's impossible. 

22-30 snaps per completion seems more like what they were trying to communicate. 


05/17/2018 - 5:25am Injuries and too many innings

He was one of the top pitchers in all of baseball from 2011-2013, but he pitched way too much after deep runs in the post season each year.

He had surgery on his core and was pretty slow to start 2014. It took most of the year to get back to strength. That was evident from his losses in velocity and strike out rate, but he was able to remaster some of his off-speed stuff, which is coming in handy now that he doesn’t throw 102 in the 8th inning. Then in 2015 he sat out until May with a triceps injury, and again had a slow start, but in both of those years he finished strong.

He was deserving of the Cy Young in 2016 and then he had another great year last year. So really he lost a couple years to injury, but once he got strong again he is back to where he was. I don’t think his 1.05 ERA is going to hold, but it must be a bit rejuvenating to be on a World Series team again.

I hate that PEDs have to be a default here, but I think his trajectory is well explained without them. He worked hard to pitch without the high 90s cheese in 2014 and 2015. He started a recent trend of working above the strike zone with fastballs. He also has much better command of his off speed stuff.

In the end, his success is tied to his velocity, and sure, it’s possible that it’s come back up because of PEDs, but I think it’s also possible he has just worked hard and time has passed since a couple of tough injuries and some overwork.

To address your question though, check out Randy Johnson’s stats. He was good through his 30s and into his early 40s (never really had down years to draw a comparison). Schilling missed quite a few starts in 1999 and 2000 before coming back strong for his mid 30s. David Cone missed most of 1996 and came back for a strong 3 years in his mid thirties. Yet, there are others who didn’t (Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Roy Haladay) and there are some who used PEDs to keep it going (Pettite, Clemens). Maybe for JV it’s just that he married Kate. Who knows?

05/17/2018 - 12:24am Struck out Shohei Otani on

Struck out Shohei Otani on three pitches for the 2500th of his career (33rd to get to that number), popped out Justin Upton on one pitch, gave up a single to Pujols, walked Andrelton Simmons on five pitches, and I had thought I jinxed him. 

Challenged Zack Cozart with a 97 mph fastball down the middle and got a weak pop-out in the infield to end it on his 118th pitch. 

Great game for JV. I miss him wearing the old English D. 


05/13/2018 - 4:21am I'm drinking Oaktown Brown by

I'm drinking Oaktown Brown by CaliCraft Brewing now. Yes, I know it's not a spring beer, but I can't kick the brown ale habit I picked up last year. 

Favorite spring into craft pils last spring. Does that count? Thinking outloud now.. Firestone Walker's 805 is good. 

05/02/2018 - 5:09pm I just looked it up, he was a

I just looked it up, he was a top 5 defensive player all time, and a top 50 offensive player. Sure, the streak became a thing, but he was great for a long time. 

05/02/2018 - 4:23pm He was on great teams. He was

He was on great teams. He was a great player too. A top 20 all time offensive player. His defense was grossly overrated though, and that was annoying. He wasn't a top 1000 all time defensive player, yet he won five gold gloves in his thirties when his defense was in decline. 

Baseball is really hard to judge. There are so many attachments to counting stats and longevity, and some of that is deserved. I think the five rings speaks volumes. Clearly a hall of famer, and no one would deny that. I think it's just the defense that should be removed from the pedestal. 

04/21/2018 - 2:20am Military equipment, weapons,

Military equipment, weapons, arms in general are thriving in this chaos. 

04/17/2018 - 8:00pm You pondered how this

You pondered how this situation would play in the media. This isn't just you having a difference of opinion with a few people. You have a shit opinion, and everyone is letting you know. GTFO

04/12/2018 - 7:39pm This helps explain things.

This helps explain things. Hopefully he finds a place he can shine. 

04/12/2018 - 3:34pm If you don't want to cut your

If you don't want to cut your cords, call comcast and tell them you are switching to whatever competitor they may have in your area (I know this is almost an empty threat given the ridiculous regional monopoly cable providers have --- aside -- sent a letter to the FCC about this as well). Tell them you are going to streaming or whatever, UNLESS, they add back BTN. If all of you do this, they will add back BTN. 

I can't tell you how many times the treat of leaving comcast has netted me a $30 dollar voucher for this or that. Just complain at them with threats of leaving, and they'll fold. 

04/11/2018 - 7:49pm St. Ignace is prounced saint

St. Ignace is pronounced saint ig-niss. Mackinaw City is probably better for tourism, but I'd probably skip out on that whole place if I were you. The Island is okay for a day, but don't stay longer. People will recommend it, as I see someone did above, but it's overrated. After you bike around the perimeter and visit the fort, there isn't much left to do. Note, there is also a fort right under the bridge in Mackinaw City as well. 

Some good destinations in order east to west:

Drummond Island/Detour, Tahquamenon Falls, Grand Marais is a cute little town at the east end of Pictured Rocks, Pictured Rocks (12 mile beach and the coves are my favorite part, but you have to hike a couple miles to see them. Miners beach is also really cool), Houghton and Copper Harbor, Lake of the Clouds (highly recommend the lookout). 

Other ideas: 

I've stayed on numerous lakes up there with my boat. It's fun to rent a cabin that has a dock and go fishing. That might be better for a dudes trip sometime. 

There are some nice dunes and beaches along highway 2 maybe about 30 minutes west of St. Ignace. Good place to take a nice swim in Lake Michigan. It'd be a bit chilly in early to mid June though, but it'd be refreshing! I'd recommend driving along the north edge toward the west, and coming back along hwy 2 and hitting up these dunes. 

One thing: in early to mid june, you'll want to bring some bug spray and bug nets. I'd recommend later in the summer.


04/09/2018 - 5:59pm Fair enough, but I would

Fair enough, but I would prefer for that volume to stay pretty small if our offensive sets are functioning as they should. I guess I'm looking at it in the framework of a full offense, and less as a measure of shooting ability. Keep in mind 12-24 is such a small sample that it could be indicative of a true 60% shooter or a true 40% shooter with a random 24 shot stretch of 50% makes.

To make it quantitative, I just quickly made this (hence it's not very pretty):

This shows the number of shots made in a million random samples of 24 shots from 10,000 shots by a 40% (blue) and 60% (black) shooter. They overlap pretty strongly at 50%, which means we shouldn't really care much about Poole's random sample of 24 shots. 10% of the time a 40% shooter would shoot 50% in a 24 shot sample, and the same is true for a 60% shooter.

04/09/2018 - 5:11pm Wait, 12-24 from pull up mid

Wait, 12-24 from pull up mid range jumpers is not "downright great" ... that's a point per possession with a low number of free throws to be drawn and what seems like a higher chance of a turnover given the couple of dribbles used to get to the spot.

04/09/2018 - 12:43pm Three straight hockey posts.

Three straight hockey posts. Must be some kind of record. 

04/05/2018 - 9:36pm May I bitch about something?

Hockey stats are stupid. Points = goals + assists, so it's redudant to list all three. 

Corsi is (even strength) shot differential, so it's redundant to list all three. 

I hate inefficiency. Gosh!


04/04/2018 - 8:37pm I agree with regards to

I agree with regards to Brooks. More than once when he came off the bench I felt like I saw a good player in him. He didn't force it, and seemed to make the right play most of the time. Didn't turn it over too much and got some steals. He has less upside than the other two, but I wouldn't mind him sticking around and being valuable his senior year in the CJ Lee mold.

He was really bad in 2008, but in 2009, he was a good guy to have around while some younger players were getting minutes and liable to mess up. 

04/04/2018 - 8:29pm Good news is he is showing a

Good news is he is showing a willingness to try a new shot. A midseason FT routine change that yielded a 10% increase isn't nothing. Let's hope for a new shooter next year. As others have noted, it'll make this guy the best PG in the league. 

03/28/2018 - 10:09pm No one is taking his 150+

No one is taking his 150+ million dollar guaranteed contract. Ever. He's our future hall of famer, just enjoy his numbers rise, that's what he's good for now. 

03/28/2018 - 10:06pm There should but one other

There should but one other reason that is the only reason: 97.1 sucks as with pretty much all sports talk. Idiots who know nothing. 

03/26/2018 - 7:29pm Is he trying to find his

Is he trying to find his belly button? 

03/26/2018 - 4:13pm They joined 6 years ago. 14

They joined 6 years ago. 14 team conferences are stupid either way. 

03/22/2018 - 9:41pm I'll say

0.54 more points per possession!!!

Reminds me of the Florida game five years ago. 


03/21/2018 - 11:30pm Overpriced and overrated

Overpriced and overrated along with the rest of Main Street Ventures.

03/13/2018 - 4:06pm um


03/12/2018 - 6:34am dude it's not black and white

Did losing to LSU hurt us? Yes. And if we hadn't lost that game we are probably either in the same place or at best swapped with MSU. The bigger loss for us was Northwestern. 

Did Oklahoma losing a shit load to end the season hurt them even more than losing to LSU hurt us? By your statement, no. By reality: yes. Hell yes. They almost fell out of the tournament. They only made it because no one knew how to stop Trae Young until the end of January. They beat Kansas on January 23rd. They were probably a 2-3 seed if the season ended then with three of their four losses at that time to tournament teams and also five wins over tournament teams (seeded 3, 4, and 6 with two wins against the six). They really were in a great spot 6 weeks ago. Now, they are a weak 10 seed and get Duke if they muster a win against URI. 

Read what you said again and then try to put some nuance in your life. 






03/06/2018 - 2:31am What do you mean agree...?

What do you mean agree...? You made the thread...

03/03/2018 - 7:01pm You can't be serious

 with that incorrect (and useless) parenthetical useage. 

I wouldn't have asked if I hadn't heard an argument for each option. Doesn't matter though, Purdue is dominating, and it's going to be a tough game tomorrow.  

03/03/2018 - 5:17pm #9

According to Torvik's model. 

02/26/2018 - 5:49pm according to whom? 

according to whom? 

02/26/2018 - 5:46pm this is all from just one agent

There is no plausible deniability from anyone. We are looking at a drop in the bucket that is the NCAA's and member institituion's corruption. Everyone is lying even to themselves because they are getting rich as hell off of all of our (collective) fandom. The whole thing is a giant, breathing, corrupt ball of shameless money. The athletes are paying for it in hard work. We are paying for it in money and time, and anyone else even tangentially apart of it are getting rich as hell. Everyone knows it. We need to stop letting people lie to us and themselves about it. Blow it up. Get over any qualms you have with blowing it up. It's all a giant lie. 

The sports won't go away after we blow it up. It'll just be structured differently, so everyone doesn't have to lie to themselves and others and us. 

Until then, this whole thing is the peak of ignorance. It's an insult that they get to lie this way. 


02/11/2018 - 3:51am Corsi

Does it bother anyone else that we need a jargon term for shot difference? 

01/16/2018 - 3:56pm self driving

is more reliable than you, my friend. 

01/16/2018 - 3:55pm self driving

I want to sleep on my way to work in the near future. 

01/10/2018 - 12:01am - A seed or two matters when

- A seed or two matters when you are going from 6/7 to 8/9. Don't want to play a 1 in round 2. 

- While I appreciate your positivity. The eye test argument isn't great. Yes, we look good. I agree and so does anyone else who watched. But in the face of 100s of games, this will be washed away and the committee will see a home court loss, yes to a good team, but it's a loss in one of our very few chances to have nice wins versus the RPI (why do they still care about RPI) top X.

I agree on the last two points. Great signs of a team getting better, and we will be better than this by the end of the year. 


01/09/2018 - 11:19pm right call wrong call whatever

No matter what calls they made, the refs successfully ruined that game. Haven't had that much fun watching tv in quite a while until about 6 seconds left in the game when the refs decided to intervene. 

01/08/2018 - 11:01pm Agreed

I agree with your take as well. It’s hard to say what provoked his tweet. May have just been in a discussion regarding it. Might have been tweeted or something. Maybe it’s just in response to some white noise.

01/08/2018 - 9:04pm It’s not hard to understand his point

If hockey became a predominantly African American sport like basketball or football did over the decades, then fighting would be viewed negatively in this alternative hockey (even in the face of the historical truth that fighting was part of the sport) since the primarily white viewers would see it as a manifestation of their (racially stereotyped) aggressive behavior because it is inherent in many non-critical thinking corners of the populous to think that aggression is a trait of black men. Furthermore, that aggression is viewed as a negative for black people, yet in the reality of white hockey, it is viewed as a positive (note the tone of most of the above comments regarding fighting). White fighters are referred to as “enforcers” while it is likely that black fighters would be referred to as “thugs” and you are lying to yourself if you don’t think that’s true.

01/02/2018 - 4:30pm Analyst

Tom Crean.

Should be fun. 

12/24/2017 - 4:50pm Check his wiki page. Lol

Check his wiki page. Lol

12/19/2017 - 4:12pm Explosiveness is key

At 6'1, to have that kind of dunking ability speaks to his explosive athleticism. With some coaching, he will have a good chance to make use of that on the field. I'm not worried about his speed, if he can leap like that, he can get off the line and get separation. 


12/18/2017 - 9:44pm True, but also, down voting

True, but also, down voting should convince him to not do this often. It seems like he is someone who dives deep into the rankings on recruiting sites. I, for one, don't care to hear his takes on other recruits flying under the radar that he thinks are awesome. If his chart of statistics is predictive of talent, he should share some results that prove this. This board really apprecites volunteer analysis that is well described and supported with evidende. This board does not appreciate posts like these, which offer only conjecture and an unwarranted air of exactness. 

12/14/2017 - 12:48am From wikipedia:

"In its current formulation, the index comprises a team's winning percentage (25%), its opponents' winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents (25%)."

RPI is very noisy this early in the season. Its problem is that it doesn't really measure a team's ability. It's really easy to game the RPI, just beat teams who have high winning percentages. The big ten beats up on one another every year, which lowers the 25%, 50%, and 25%. Thus, in the non-conference portion, it's crucial to play teams who do well in their conference. That is, the teams that go 14-2 in their shitty conference and become 14+ seeds in March. Even better if those teams regularly schedule games against good teams (thus inflating that last 25%). 

Beilein* is completely off his rocker when it comes to this. Great coach... but this isn't hard to understand, and he is doing his team a disservice. 

*I always see him blamed for this, but I'm not completely sure that he gets to decide who we play, maybe it's the AD as well.

12/14/2017 - 12:19am The money doesn't all go back

The money doesn't all go back to the school. The money goes back to the athletic department. There is a reason the lecture hall I frequented in West Hall a few years ago had 1/4 of its chairs broken while Michigan Stadium was growing in size, Crisler was becoming a center rather than an arena, the new indoor practice field was being erected, women's field hockey was getting a huge upgrade, and Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke were getting paid more than anyone else in the state. All of the revenue stays on south campus. 

I think the money should go back to the general fund, or at least some portion of it. Athletics should not be growing for the sake of growing without a cap. Coaches shouldn't be making several million dollars per year.

However, given that all of the above is true and unlikely to ever change, the players deserve a cut - a substantial cut.