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bafiesta


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Member since 13 October 2013 | Blog

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Comment 13 hours ago

Clemson v Louisville is the bigger game. It will determine who is in the driver's seat in the ACC Atlantic. Loser of UW-UM still controls it's own destiny to win B1G.

Comment 13 hours ago

Disagree. OSU is the biggest beneficiary of adding Rutgers and Maryland - it's helped  our recruiting on the East coast a great deal. 

Comment 13 hours ago

Can't agree. Pre and early season rankings are too much fun and they don't harm anything. Don't mean anything either, but that's not the point. 

Comment 21 Sep 2016

Buckfutter nailed it. I'm rooting for Ohio State which means I root for whatever improves our odds of making the playoff...which means rooting for Wisconsin in this one. 

Comment 19 Sep 2016

From what I've heard Peterson didn't want to do the alumni dinner/ speaking engagement circuit, but Sark was all to eager. 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

I think you can make a strong argument for the B1G being the best conference right now...and with most of our OOC games done, this will keep the B1G near the top until bowl season. 

Real Time RPI has an excellent conference ranking page. It shows the B1G has the best record but still ranks the B1G just behind the SEC due to our weaker SOS. In case you think this is biased it's not...its a computer formula established before the season. It could be wrong but it's not biased. A computer conference ranking will consider the #9 team in a conference just as much as it considers the #3 team in a conference. I don't think any one would argue that the SEC is stronger than any other conference in the mid to lower portion. The B1G's top 6 teams can compete with the SEC's top 6. 

http://realtimerpi.com/college_football/ncaaf_conf_Men.html 

Comment 11 Sep 2016

That's already factored into the line. We would have been a 3.5 point favorite, but since OU will have the underdog motivation edge (which we all know is worth .5 points), the line moves down to 3. ;)

Comment 10 Sep 2016

Thanks for posting the highlights - really enjoyed seeing what Tate can do. This was a fun thread to read. Even though I started after the game was over, I could follow along for each score without knowing the final result. 

Comment 04 Sep 2016

OK nobody wants to discuss the elephant in the room...both QBs looked horrible their first series in the game. 

Comment 05 Aug 2016

Could not agree more. Baylor should be hit hard with penalties and they should actually enforce them this time. 

PSU's original sentence was light in comparison to the crime. That the sentence was commuted was a great injustice. 

Comment 04 Jul 2016

This is one area where I disagree with Urban. The NCAA needs to go much further with deregulating recruiting. Why the hell is there a "impermissible recruiting decoration" rule? Probably teams with no trophies thought it was an unfair advantage. 

Comment 28 May 2016

OK just read an article on ESPN that says it's a total of 11 scholarships over a four-year period from 2015-18 including 3 for each of the next 3 seasons. I know a thing or two about 3+3+3 and from what I understand it doesn't add up to 11. Were they only at 83 players last year and decided to retroactively consider that as 2 of the reduced scholarships? With the recruiting class of 2016 signed do they just tell 3 redshirt senior they aren't coming back or do 3 freshmen greyshirt?

And just so it's clear, none of this includes the Tunsil allegations. 

Comment 28 May 2016

I would have appreciated it if the most important details had been included in the document, "a double‐digit reduction of  scholarships in the football program". OK great, how many exactly? how many are enforced in 2016? 2017? 2018?

Comment 12 Mar 2016

Count me as a huge fan of daylight savings time exactly as it is now. I don't want it dark all morning long in the winter and love trading that hour of sunlight while I am trying to sleep for an hour of sunlight while I can be outside. 

Comment 10 Mar 2016

Great advice in this thread. Put most of your money in low cost mutual funds. Precious medals may be a hedge against short term inflation or market downturns but certainly not against a calamity. A small amount of your investments in medals is OK, another poster mentioned gold ETFs, I'd also add you can buy precious medal mutual funds. The downside of actually having possession of a precious medal is that it has negative cash flow...you either need to insure it, pay to keep it in a safety deposit box, buy a safe, or risk having it get stolen. No such issues with owning a precious medals fund which invests in the stock of companies that do gold/silver, and industrial precious medal mining. 

Comment 27 Feb 2016

The 2 Bama back are putting up impressive numbers. Zeke ran a good 40, but wasn't quite as impressive in the other events. Still the most complete RB in the class.