The report says they did.
B.10.b on page 14:
"Saunders arranged for [redacted], [redacted], and [redacted] to take the June 2010 ACT exam at Wayne County and arranged for the then ACT testing supervisor at Wayne County to complete and/or alter their exam answer sheets in such a manner that they received fraudulent exam scores."
Wow, that's just blatant.
Do tv rights for bowl games work differently than in-conference games? e.g. Does BTN have to pay BW3's to show *ichigan games?
Bo knows time of possession!
Depending on your gender your names to me are either
Dude or Becky
Makes things easier that way.
...until you call out the name Becky when you're getting amorous with the Lady Beatttun?
Well said, Ahh Monday
The charts suggest that the overall trade value heavily favors the Browns. The only way that it doesn't is either:
1. If we rely on the old Jimmy Johnson trade chart and discount picks in future years by the traditional one round per year. In my opinion, this doesn't sound like the way to go. First, the Jimmy Johnson chart is based on qualitative guesstimates of value in the early 1990s rather than any systematic evaluation of post-draft performance, making it poor for determining actual value although potentially advantageous (from a game theory perspective) for bargaining for the best possible deal, since it overvalues the #2 pick. Second, since the Browns are in "win later" mode rather than "win now" mode, it probably doesn't make sense for us to discount future picks.
2. If we are convinced that the Browns would have used the #2 pick to draft a star at the game's most important position and won't net any stars with the picks they got in return. This is pretty subjective and everyone will have a different opinion--even career football professionals--especially before any of the picks have played a down or even been selected. Which is why it hinges on #1 for me.
Obviously, trade value isn't the same as outcome though. So now it'll be up to the Browns to translate overall draft value into wins. Which unfortunately would be a new thing for us.
For reference, here are some different valuations that I calculated (quickly, so I can't promise they're error-free)
- Eagles +20%: Using the old Jimmy Johnson trade value chart, discounting future picks, and placing both teams in the middle of the draft order for future years.
- Browns +17%: Jimmy Johnson chart without discounting future picks. The rough symmetry between these first two valuations suggests that the Jimmy Johnson chart might have been used as a baseline for the trade terms, with the Eagles choosing the valuation that discounts the future and the Browns taking the one that doesn't. If we'd somehow managed to game the Eagles into making a trade at perfectly even terms under the discounted valuation however, it would have been epic, considering that it would have made the Browns' advantage using every other valuation even larger.
- Browns +52%: Using this chart that Kevin Meers (now the Browns' Director of Football Research) created in 2011 based on the value that players at each draft spot demonstrated in their actual careers (i.e. a much stronger empirical basis than the Jimmy Johnson chart.) This valuation also discounts future years using the same method above.
- Browns +80%: Using the Kevin Meers chart without discounting future years.
- Browns +45%: Using this chart by Chase Stuart at the Foosball Perspective website, discounting future years.
- Browns +74%: Using the Chase Stuart chart without discounting future years.
"What can the Browns do for Hue" is what I thought when reading your first post. Although not all that witty either and probably not even original. Still, it made me titter.
Instead I think we should aim to get every pick in this year's 7th round. Including the compensatory picks at the end o' the 6th round, because the stats show that this is the best way to get players like Tom Brady and Arian Foster. (I keed, I keed. I actually love sports and non-sports analytics, as microsoft excel has helped me make my fantasy football leagues completely uncompetitive and even put me three years ahead of my office at work. Both of which have upsides and downsides....)
The inspiration for this strategy comes from my brother, who used to acquire all the $1 bills in Monopoly so that any time you had to make small change you had to negotiate through him.
I was hoping they'd find a way to stay in the top 6 because that's where the dropoff seems to be this year, but SoBe it.
The analytics must have told DePodesta that the Browns are bad at drafting.
Regression to the mean would probably mean multiple Super Bowl wins for the Browns
I think the staff pulled out an actual photo from 1297 here. No photoshopping necessary. Which means Coach Coombs may indeed be the Highlander.
We may have a winner here
Best of luck to him
Nailed it, The. This should be the title of an Onion article.
I like the idea of planting buckeye trees at every significant U of -ichigan location