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Comment 19 May 2017

I think an announcer says he has a heck of an arm sometime early in the championship season.  Maybe that call is part of the song!

Comment 19 May 2017

punch anyone wearing a Clemson hat who strayed into the statue's range.

That's hilarious.  The best yet.

I wouldn't mind it turning on the flamethrower whenever there's a Michigan fan in front of it though ;)

Comment 15 May 2017

There is more than enough money in the system to insulate OSU from becoming the Steelers' farm team.

Yes, Ohio State makes enough money for this.  And yes, 20 schools (google for actual number) make money off of athletics.  Where do schools have money to pay for this?  And this isn't about just the football team, it's about every student athlete.  Paying just men's teams is a Title IX problem.  If you open this up to the market, make sure to draft a letter on why every men's team that isn't profit making is gone, along with all but enough women's teams to balance out men's football and basketball.  Markets work, but there are consequences for fairness as well.

Just give us some of that internet money.

Comment 12 May 2017

Only made it for the follow up.  I'll again emphasize that even though giving extra notice sounds like a nice move for your current employer, it can have costs.  A former coworker gave 5 weeks to train a new person at a former job, and was told to hit the road at the end of the day.

Pay attention to who gives notice before you, and be prepared to be gone that day if you put in notice.

Comment 09 May 2017

It's also fairly innocuous to say that he isn't.  He is, after all, the guy who breaks down football plays for us, not the site statistician.  I gave him plenty of praise for his main job duty, and I gave him appropriate praise for the statistics he used and fit into his story.  I didn't say anything disparaging about him.

But if someone's going to flippantly post that my statement is false, I'm going to call it out and defend myself.

Comment 09 May 2017

What most people don't know is that governance of the university is part of professors' jobs.  While not perfect, if a CEO sucks, profits and shares suffer, and the board will parachute them out.  Universities (good ones) don't have profits, and many things will ruin a university.  Partially, this is in place to protect professors' academic freedom, and since they generally stay for the long haul, they need a say.  In private business, if you don't like it, you move to a better job; not so for professors (for the most part).

Comment 09 May 2017

1.1 million a year?

Ohio State is good, but they were trying to build a great cancer research center.  This came with many high profile hires from much better university hospitals a few years back, this being one of them.

Just a friendly reminder that Ohio State brought in $48.8 million in grants in March, while in year 2011-2012, OSU football generated revenue of $58.1 million.

Sorry about your sister.

Comment 09 May 2017

It means nothing to simply deny if you do not also offer an alternative nomination.

Just because you say it, does not make it true.  It's just a silly tactic to win a debate.

Kyle does great football breakdowns.  Throwing in some meaningful statistics is helpful and useful, and he used relevant ones, which puts him above many people claiming to know statistics.  It does not, however, make him a Sultan of Statistics.  Would that not be reserved for someone with training and employment in statistics?

Comment 08 May 2017

He's certainly not the Sultan of Statistics, but he used them well and he didn't overpromise.  Most people don't know how to use them (I don't visit the advanced football metrics sites), here included at times.  I'm happy to see it.

Comment 08 May 2017

I don't think I, nor many members on this board, enjoy my wife being called shitty, but to each his own.

Most women don't like camping.  Most women also live in cities and suburbs.  Most women don't live in the US.  There are also women who like camping and live in a US city, but that still does not mean that over 10% of women love camping. Kudos to you for finding one who shares your passion for camping, but don't shit on people who don't.

Comment 08 May 2017

I've heard some horrible stories about math education in intercity high schools, and elsewhere.  Truly horrible.

Engineering undergrad had one stats class at my undergrad.  I tutored that too, and I have little clue about engineering.  Sometimes they get it because they're really good at math, but many are fairly clueless too.  Very hard to translate math to randomness, until you start dealing with vibrations that follow a distribution.  Then you have to appreciate randomness, or a structure comes down.