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marvorama


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Comment 15 Nov 2016

I don't think we've ever gone into a football game here where we didn't think we couldn't win."

 I'm not a grammar expert, but this sentence has a triple negative.  I think if you simply the sentence you get the following:

I don't think we've ever gone into a football game here where we thought we could win.

Dantonio, maybe that's MSU's problem this year: You don't think you can win any games! 

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Read nothing into comments on ESPN in general; no matter the subject, trolls emerge there to spew hate.  I find that the commenters on sbnation, while fewer, are better informed sports fans.  Here's the latest from sbnation on this same topic:

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/24/12628454/chargers-statement-joey-bosa-holdout-offset-language-signing-bonus#comments

Commenters here are much more even-handed.  I like to believe that "sports fans" will throw out their hot takes on ESPN, but their opinions count for nothing . More intelligent fans, like the ones generally on sbnation, are the ones you'd rather sit down and have a beer with.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

Kyle Whittingham, for taking the Utes from the Mountain West to the PAC12 and sustaining the success that Urban Meyer had laid the foundation for.  Utah isn't a hotbed for recruiting, either, making his tenure even more impressive.  Similar to the success that Wisconsin had  (and even a similar blueprint for building teams by winning the trenches and smashmouth football) under Alvarez and Bert, only under a single coach.

Comment 23 Mar 2016

I think Deadspin is just trying to keep the story alive for clicks.  Nobody in the comments in that Deadspin post actually agrees that Harball looks like the bigger man here (let alone got a better "burn").  

That picture of Urban holding up the crystal football vs. Harball shirtless is priceless, however.

Comment 02 Mar 2016

Peppers seems to be a dynamic athlete from what I've seen, but his instincts need refining.  How many times in The Game did he make a bunch of lateral cuts, only to get tackled for a middling gain?  Running 40 yards to pick up 8 may demonstrate that you're a dynamic athlets, but does it help your team?  It's as though he believes he's the best athlete on the field and relies on that to try to beat you, vs. a player with athleticism and discipline to not fall for his jukes and flailing limbs.  I remember another former UM player who overinflated his confidence in his athleticism and ended up not doing so well -- Sam McGuffie.  Peppers is larger than McGuffie, though, so he will fare physically better.

Perhaps he will improve in this area as he gains more reps,.  However, if they are trying to use him as their Darren Lee, the biggest discrepancy is that Lee has tremendous instincts on top of his athleticism.  That's what makes Lee so dangerous -- his overall abilities make him a tremendous football player ,not just a tremendous athlete.

Comment 11 Dec 2015

Great find.   There's another little gem in there, after Schiano turned down the offer:

It was at this point the search careened wildly, with the internet (and myself) seizing upon any vaguely viable or terrifyingly DOA candidate: Jim Grobe. Brady Hoke. Mork and/or Mindy.

Sure, Hoke got a few more years of seasoning before he was later hired, but it's hard to go from a "DOA candidate" to "OK, we'll take you as head coach now" in 3 or so short years.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

Aw, you better not be disrespecting Bela Fleck and the Flecktones!