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Comment 26 Aug 2014

More being upset that the networks who own both the over the air networks and the cable networks are consistently moving more and more sports content onto the secondary networks that require an additional charge.

I don't know why we even license OTA broadcast if they're going to put all of the content onto cable anyway :P

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I just don't see us blowing them out. We have too many kinks to work out on both sides of the ball. I think there's little drama and we lead the entire game, but a few missed opportunities and a touchdown in garbage time see Navy covering the spread.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

Confuses the hell out of me that they sell it at basketball games, but not football games...

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I vote no. I think it *could* happen, but I think it's less likely.

We have question marks all over the offense. We have a ton of young talent, but Braxton was the only proven elite weapon.

Our defense is and will remain a giant question mark until we see whether Ash fixed it. We have the talent, but we have nothing we're building on from last year. Usually even great defensive coordinators take a year to turn the system into something really great.

With Braxton, we've just lost a big part of our safety net. Could we still beat MSU and run most of the rest of the table? Yeah. But it's all question marks across the board now.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

On the other hand, recovery from this type of surgery is very much a process. There's a long time where you feel like 100%, even have a lot of your measurable strength back... but you should still ease into things to avoid re-injury.

I don't think it's hiding anything to mean that he was essentially right on schedule, but still needed to feel things out when he actually started putting heavy, live stress on the joint.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

I had as much fun watching hide on IZ last year as I have watching any pound and ground game we've had. I had less fun watching our passing attack.

I kind of hate the spread screen pass game, even though I get all of the good things it does for the rest of the offense.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

When/if Warinner ever leaves, I want Meyer to offer Bentley ANYTHING HE WANTS to come be our next o-line coach.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

When I had mine done, they said up to a year it's pretty easy to re-tear if you push too hard. After that, you're more likely to tear the other one for some reason.

Worst part is the second tear reduces his options. He can go the cadaver route this time, but they usually don't do that for young guys. What they'll probably have to do is harvest a ligament from his *other* leg, which is going to make recovery that much more painful.

Lots of support to the young man -- it's a long, hard road.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Bit of both... I think we're be more balanced. We'll have a better response if a defense is able to take away our bread and butter plays. I'll feel more comfortable on third and long, and less comfortable on third and short.

But damn... that was some damn good bread and butter last year.

Overall, I think we'll be less consistent, but hit higher numbers.

Personally I want to see Braxton get his 300 yards passing in a game.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

I dunno, basketball bucks got better losing Turner and gaining Sullinger. I think we'll be better, because a single player doesn't make a position group.

Will they be better than they would be if the other players grew up and Shazier stayed? Probably not, but they'll still be overall better than last year. Defense is defined by the weakest link, not the strongest.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

One thing to remember - Tressel's defensive coaching staff was incredibly stable for a long time. They had a rapport and knew how to work together.

I really get the impression that not everybody meshed together so well when this defensive staff came together. Maybe Fickell and Withers didn't see eye to eye. Maybe it was awkward between them and Meyer. Maybe even Vrabel's presence caused automatic cliques to form.

I don't blame Fickell for snapping at the media. He's watched his mentor get run out of town, his chance at coaching his dream job go up in smoke, his once-elite defense crumble despite I'm sure putting in ridiculous hours, largely because of conflicts with other position coaches. Whether all of those are his fault or not, it's still got to wear pretty damn hard.

Hopefully with the changes and additions on the staff, they're finally on the same page and can move in a better direction.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Definitely. If I leave at the right time, my commute is under 35 minutes. If I leave at the wrong time, it's 50. Definitely a good incentive to skip the snooze button.

Obviously some jobs are less flexible. Although finding a gym near work can help with that.

Comment 04 Aug 2014

First couple I've found were all behind paywalls :( I didn't really mean to start a full argument.

Although this article (from a guy who is not in favor of price gouging, actually) looks like a good read on the points from the different side of the debate http://www.masterresource.org/2012/12/price-gouging-research-areas/

I agree it isn't fair to the poor. But that raises an interesting ethical problem, doesn't it? If our responsibility is to the people at a whole, should we care more that more people are helped? Or that the help is more evenly distributed?

Personally, I doubt that any price gouging is going to *reduce* the overall availability of necessities (as people who are charitably minded will be loading up their trucks, too), so changing the initial availability from "whoever gets to the gas station first" to "whoever gets to the gas station with $10 in their pocket" doesn't seem like such a price to pay, especially since what will really bring prices down in the long term is increased overall supply.

That said, I do think that the people doing it are huge dicks.

Comment 04 Aug 2014

That video sums up his Michigan career so well.