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Comment 25 Jun 2016

No team in the West is talented enough to "power through" a tougher schedule, so my approach with the West is to look for the most favorable in-conference schedule = Minnesota. The Gophers play at PSU in their Big Ten opener (Oct 1), and if they can grind out a win there, they have a good shot at going 3-0 in inter-divisional games because they also play @Maryland and Rutgers. 

The next most favorable schedule for teams in the West is probably Nebraska. They do play at Ohio State, a very likely loss, but then get @Indiana and Maryland. Iowa has a manageable schedule, too: Michigan, @Penn St, @Rutgers, but project to win about 1.5 games in that stretch.

Purdue has the easiest schedule: @Maryland, Penn St., @Indiana, but since they suck so bad, this schedule will only help them to "surprise" folks by finishing mid-pack in their division.

Both NW (@MSU, Indy, @Ohio St) and Wisc (@MSU, @Mich, Ohio St) have brutal schedules and thus will get buried this season. Media hacks will say that these teams struggling during a "disappointing" season, but that won't really be true. They'll just be busy getting acquainted with reality.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

The 80 combined points are still the most scored in a game played between Ohio State and Wisconsin. 

Even though Ohio State v. Wisconsin has long been a rough-and-tumble type of game and Wisconsin has used a power rushing game for much of the last three+ decades, this stat surprised me. Pretty cool when you think about it. 

I wonder if 80 combined points is the least amount of points ever scored in the Baylor v. TCU series.

Comment 18 Jun 2016

I don't have real high hopes on Cleveland winning tomorrow night. So, tonight I am celebrating Mexico getting absolutely undressed by Chile in the COPA America quarterfinals. Chile up 6-0 now. Haha! Suck on that Mexico. 

Comment 15 Jun 2016

Alexander caught a few passes in the spring game, but the fact Ohio State brought in three tight ends in the 2016 class shows how uncomfortable it is with the available depth at the spot.

Eric, because the staff brought in 3 TEs in this class to remedy the lack of depth behind Baugh and Alexander does not necessarily reflect lack of confidence in Alexander. Even if both Baugh and Alexander were both "all conference" type players, you'd still want 2-3 good players behind them.

I still stick by my previous prediction that Alexander will surprise folks this season. In 2TE sets, Baugh will probably be in the role of blocking TE or will run the "possession routes," while Alexander - who is sort of a TE/WR hybrid - will be more of a vertical threat. If the WR corps is as deep and dynamic as I think it will be this year, I see Alexander making a few big plays when LBs lose him in coverage.

Comment 03 Jun 2016

It's totally unfair to Antonio Williams for me to make this comparison, but on style and body type, Williams reminds me a little of Emmitt Smith. 

Comment 28 May 2016

This game has not exactly been a showcase for attracting casual fans like myself: slow pace, no flow, and then Pepe's ridiculous act. Hopefully, the action will pick up in the last 10 minutes as Atletico gets desperate.

Comment 28 May 2016

This game is featuring very high level of play, but kind of methodical so not exactly riveting soccer much of the time. When are they going to Put James Rodriguez in this game And let him and Benzema push the action, haha?

Comment 28 May 2016

Atletico Madrid gets PK early in the 2H! Drawn by Fernando Torres. But they miss the kick!

Comment 28 May 2016

Sure seems like it, but I was especially impressed by Benzema in the first half. 

Comment 12 May 2016

Doing this to a poor, adorable guinea pig is despicable - completely beyond the pale! These lacrosse players should do real jail time. 

Doing this to a cat would be sort of bad, too. Maybe like a $50 fine. 

Comment 10 May 2016

Let me get this straight: Harbaugh/Michigan and Paramus Catholic are holding a camp together in NJ. Other NJ coaches don't like how the camp was set up, so to speak, and are urging their kids to go to another camp instead. Yet the complaints about the Harbaugh/Paramus camp have nothing to do with Harbaugh? 

I don't think that's what you meant to say. Maybe you meant to say that the animosity between some NJ coaches and Paramus Catholic predated this camp? 

Comment 09 May 2016

Doesn't Tennesseee supposedly get on a roll at the end of every season, come into the following season with big hype, only to flame out once again? What if they get on a roll late in seasons because they play several SEC East teams at the end, including Vanderbilt, then play in a crap bowl game?

Comment 06 May 2016

I thought Burrow's performance in the Spring Game was pretty darn good. The first series was a mess (largely caused by a drop on first down followed by blocking breakdowns), but after then, Burrow showed flashes of being really good. He threw two or three passes in particular that made me say, "wow!" that had a nice combination of accuracy, timing, and ball placement.