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02/21/2019 - 4:06pm Post from Hokes first year…

Post from Hokes first year. Someone said "he's turning the rivalry around. Hell, I haven't seen UM jerseys sold in OH in years. People here are buying them."* and got a million billion re-posts.

*the exact text escapes me. Someone will correct this shortly.

02/05/2019 - 12:28am Why don't we just *ask*…

Why don't we just *ask* Belein why he does it? It would end all the hypothesizing.

02/02/2019 - 1:58pm Which teams are "elite" then…

Which teams are "elite" then? Only teams ranked 1-4? What a stupid post.

02/02/2019 - 1:53pm Typical dumbass post after…

Typical dumbass post after loss.

"[Extremely valuable player X] hasn't done shit."


01/25/2019 - 2:55pm Don't know about auto rates,…

Don't know about auto rates, but I work on health insurance rate (premium) pricing. Usually there are strict laws about "premiums have to be close to the actual costs of insuring " so maybe MI drivers have less accidents, but costs are higher because the cost of each accident is higher? I don't know. Just my best guess.

01/24/2019 - 1:59am But there is One who is…

But there is One who is perfect. And so is The Father.  All must face Judgement.


Sincere Moralists.

(Caveat: I am a churchgoer.  But yeah, still seems like there are some "holier than thou" people in this crowd.)

01/24/2019 - 1:40am No, they should. Because…

No, they should. Because that was how it was like in the 50s. Life was good back then.


01/24/2019 - 1:25am Brian, I'd posit this…

Brian, I'd posit this thought *in favor of* the Autobench:

Michigan's d is good due to many factors. One of which is the low foul rate. How important that is, as an isolated variable, I don't know. But I assume it *is* important.

And what causes their abnormal low foul rate? I don't know, but one has to assume coaching plays a significant part. And the penalty of fouling - the Autobench - is the "Stick" part of "carrot and stick" in coaching.

This can probably be proven by:

1.) Looking through the databases on how foul-rate affects defensive PPP.

2.) Asking Belein WHY he does the Autobench. (Seriously, has anyone ever asked him? I've been here a long time, and I haven't seen it.)

Assuming Belein is *not* a dinosaur (and just look at how many changes he's made: switching offenses from Morris to Burke to Simpson; changing defensive approach, etc).

Ahem. Assuming he is not a bad coach, I give him the benefit of the doubt. So, I'd argue "instead of rehashing old thoughts, wouldn't it be better to ask him -- I think you still have a press pass -- WHY he does it?" 

And then seeing if that's a good reason? 

Caveat: I think its dumb too. But I offer a possible explanation. (And am too lazy to see if it's true, Tbh.. I just want to see why he does it. And then, if it fits the stats, I'll accept its right.

01/20/2019 - 1:46pm Necrophilia is illegal tho. 

Necrophilia is illegal tho. 

01/15/2019 - 8:03pm I think he'll bring his…

I think he'll bring his lunch pail.  He's a coach's son, and he's spent so much time as a gym rat.  He's sneaky athletic too -- most people expect Milton to be a dual threat because 'skin-deep analysis', but this white guy is a better athlete than you'd think.

Anyways, I just wanted to say "let's confirm racial stereotypes."

Thank you all!

01/06/2019 - 1:27pm Its all these damn…

Its all these damn snowflakes. Back in my day, you could punch a kid, throw a chair, choke a kid. Heck, we even tacitly allowed racism. Oh, and there was none of this #MeToo Crap -- us Good Ole Boys could do whatever we wanted to female Co workers.

My, nostalgia is a heck of a drug. 

I'll get off your lawn now sir.

12/29/2018 - 4:20pm "I want Winz now. I no get…

"I want Winz now. I no get Winz. I offer no better alternative. So FYRE EVERYONE!!!!"

Old man yells at cloud, offers no solutions.

12/29/2018 - 4:14pm What is this "coverage"…

What is this "coverage" concept?

12/29/2018 - 3:43pm I'm here for the rending of…

I'm here for the rending of garments.

12/28/2018 - 10:53am Lol. Army is not at those…

Lol. Army is not at those talent levels. You see the other 10 games? Those games are more representative to how our CBS will play against Army.

12/28/2018 - 10:49am It is a position that rarely…

It is a position that rarely sees immediate impact.

But We're in a position (wanting a good DT, but lacking information) that rarely leads to calm recollection of facts. Speculating that "our DT is going to beat the average, even though higher rates ones usually don't" is kinda a thing fans do, right?

I mean, its all a distribution. There are a few each year who break through. Odds are extremely low that our specific one does. But damn if we don't hope for it.

12/25/2018 - 1:21am Google: offensive UFR 2018…

Google: offensive UFR 2018. there are 10 links. They dispute your claim. 

12/25/2018 - 12:36am I sleep well and wake up…

I sleep well and wake up every morning telling people how I am Morally Superior. 

I am obviously very popular at the water cooler.

12/21/2018 - 4:32pm Lol.

"I am mad about this…


"I am mad about this. So mad that I'm asking other people to do work for me. But not mad enough to create my own spreadsheet."

12/21/2018 - 4:24pm You sound like a pleasing…

You sound like a pleasing and charming man. Please tell me more.

12/21/2018 - 3:59pm I know. Its fucking Crazy…

I know. Its fucking Crazy how many words your generation totally didn't invent. 

12/21/2018 - 11:22am He's a tool, but this…

He's a tool, but this argument does have merit.

We d

*did* hear that Harbaugh planned on having multiple WB recruits. Links suck on mobile, but Google the hello posts for last 3 qbs.

12/21/2018 - 10:53am This is useful and…

This is useful and informative!



12/20/2018 - 8:58pm An OSU fan? An MSU fan? 

An OSU fan? An MSU fan? 

What else has a NeverMind?

12/20/2018 - 6:29pm Chapter 1 vocab:


Chapter 1 vocab:


12/20/2018 - 4:01pm Yep. Kids these days. Living…

Yep. Kids these days. Living off the system. So many entitlements.

*the biggest entitlement programs in the US are Medicare and Social Security. 

12/20/2018 - 3:26pm Lol. I love this argument.

Lol. I love this argument.

"Loopholes are something that shouldn't be used. Now excuse me as I use this tax loophole." 

12/20/2018 - 11:58am In his defense, you are…

In his defense, you are wrong. 

The admin, Harbaugh, etc do add SOME value. The exe s get the players on TV, which brings in money so teams can get better training equipment. Good coaches make players better. So there *some* value added.

Now, the question becomes "where on that sliding scale do you assign the values." Is is 90% players, 10% admin? I don't know, but I do think people underestimate the value the admin brings.

12/20/2018 - 11:49am Lol. Your argument:


Lol. Your argument:

"The players are receiving something with a huge cash value. Like, 6 figures.

The day players receive cash, which has value, I will stop watching." 

12/20/2018 - 11:39am Lloyd's of London already…

Lloyd's of London already offers this. Insurance is there.

12/19/2018 - 1:34pm Its hard to start as a…

Its hard to start as a freshman safety tho.

12/19/2018 - 12:37pm And a man should only have 1…

And a man should only have 1 D.

12/18/2018 - 11:27am He's also missing an accent…

He's also missing an accent over the o. So its not even Spanish. Its fucked up gringo Spanish.

12/18/2018 - 10:47am Or is it?

Or is it?

12/18/2018 - 10:42am Will it tho? Will the…

Will it tho? Will the program go on?!

If Michigan loses a recruit, AND A PLAYER TRANSFERS. . . I don't see how we can ever win a game again. You're just delusional if you think otherwise.

12/17/2018 - 8:12pm To save people from further…

To save people from further scrolling, here's a synopsis of this thread.

Diagonal Blue will yell " UNACCEPTABLEEEEEE"

People will tell him he is dumb.

He will continue yelling words. The end.

12/17/2018 - 2:35pm I am beyond sadness. We have…

I am beyond sadness. We have moved to hysterical laughter.

12/17/2018 - 2:30pm We are a basketball school

We are a basketball school

12/15/2018 - 8:03pm Well, I know that a family…

Well, I know that a family is a team that you've been with for 21 years. 

But please discount that team for the team that I like. Or you're a selfish asshole. 

And yes that Kettle is black. 

12/14/2018 - 5:50pm You're right. Your proposed…

You're right. Your proposed solution? 

12/14/2018 - 3:18pm He asks Diagonal Blue who to…

He asks Diagonal Blue who to recruit.

12/14/2018 - 2:52pm Heh. He said "people need to…

Heh. He said "people need to start holding UM accountable."

How do you propose we do that? 

12/14/2018 - 1:23pm guys.  We haven't indented…

guys.  We haven't indented this enough.  I can still read it.  Need more fighting.  I want the screen to be like





12/14/2018 - 1:21pm GO GET 'EM DIAGONAL BLUE!!!…

GO GET 'EM DIAGONAL BLUE!!! It's clearly everyone else who is an idiot, and you are the Wise Man!  WOOO!!!! MOOOOAR SUB_THREAD FIGHTS!!!!

12/14/2018 - 1:17pm +1.  Insightful and most…

+1.  Insightful and most importantly, NOVEL!

Other items to be discussed.

1.) Stars don't matter/OH YES THEY DO!
        - quickly creating a sub-thread fight with Maizen.

2.) Someone commenting how we're "not trying hard enough" for good recruits.  This person will be downvoted.  Because he is an idiot.

3.) Rebuttals about how "Other Nefarious Bad Guys" pay people, and "We, Paragons of Virtue" do not.

4.) Someone, probably only 1 or 2 people, thanking Seth for the great work and beautiful charts.

5.) Someone in 10 years returning back to this to link to the dataset to download it in their analysis for their book "How Harbaugh turned this all around and killed the Great Satan/Saban".  This person will also thank Seth for his charts, and will DM him to get permission to cite it.


12/13/2018 - 10:27am Then spend the buy week…

Then spend the buy week prepping for recruits.

12/12/2018 - 8:45pm But I'm mad that a commit…

But I'm mad that a commit flipped and I really want to take it out on someone. And Sam Webb said something a long time ago given imperfect information, which is generally useful. . . 

Look. I'm just mad and I want to blame someone. Don't use logic with me ok. Lets make a truce. I'll say stupid shit to vent. And you ignore me. Ok?

/Sam Haters.

12/12/2018 - 8:39pm Did you learn statistics at…

Did you learn statistics at OSU?! The z-score te. . . . 

Of fuck, I see what you did

*mutters "fucking clowns" while fading into the distance.

12/12/2018 - 8:33pm Duh!


12/12/2018 - 8:26pm I wouldn't if we'd won.


I wouldn't if we'd won.

But we didn't, so moral high ground is a distant second.