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Comment 15 Jul 2019

Red zone scoring % is one of those metrics that just grates, every damn time. Did you kick a field goal or score a touchdown? doesn't matter, counts the same to this silly metric. Did you go for it on 4th down and pin your opponent on the goal line? kind of different than missing a field goal attempt or throwing a pick. What about hitting a skinny post from the 21? doesn't count. If the metric demands an arbitrary line, the 20 is a bad arbitrary line to choose. If the metric demands binary descriptors to nonbinary outcomes, it's a bad metric.

At very LEAST use something like points per scoring opportunity (trip inside the 40). 

Comment 26 Jun 2019

I don't get this line of argument. Intent doesn't play into it. Ohio State's schedule this year isn't strong. There are reasons why it isn't strong--as, I would assume, many schools have an excuse for downy-soft schedules--but those reasons don't make the schedule any stronger.

I don't know why we see it as an attack rather than a truth.

Comment 05 Mar 2019

i'm not saying he kicks puppies or anything. I'm saying the B1G has not improved its lot during his tenure relative to peers. (Although he looks better by comparison vs the PAC12 because of their own recent enthusiasm for shitting the bed in new and novel ways)

Comment 05 Mar 2019

quite the opposite. delaney was adept at getting the conference money, at least in the short term.

the measurables for a successful commissioner are having quality on-field product, safe and protected student athletes, and the financial resources to expand your offerings. he was bad at the first, passable (but by no means unimpeachable) on the second, and fairly good at the third. as i said: his priorities were off.

Comment 04 Mar 2019

Second fiddle is generous. Delaney's happy to be third or fourth fiddle so long as the ho down keeps going round.

His job was to navigate the swirling waters of the national television market and he decided to permanently sacrifice the quality of the product for the sake of a half dozen years of the New York and DC markets' television dollars. He read the situation exactly wrong because he spent his tenure pursuing unambitious, lazy priorities

Comment 01 Feb 2019

maybe. i think the enticement to teams getting silly for him though comes from fortifying his [unfairly] percieved weakness: football IQ. You see "one year starter" next to every draft evaluation of Haskins, implying that he needs much more seasoning and a higher-than-average amount of tutoring. You lose that stigma in the meeting rooms, not on the field

Not what I would do. That of course, doesn't make it wrong or ill-advised, of course. I'm wrong frequently.

Comment 01 Feb 2019

probably not much to gain from the combine. maybe his wheels show better than his hesitant running early would imply, but no one with a QB on their list of needs is questioning arm strength or accuracy.  i'm not sure he helps himself at all here.

Comment 23 Jan 2019

I'm surprised by the seeming lack of interest in adopting baseball-like technology in football. put a small chip in the football, sync it up with video, and spot controversies are a thing of the past. add sensors to cleats and wires down the sidelines and we resolve 80% of in bounds/out of bounds issues. certainly requires (a lot of) R&D but I don't even hear about big tech companies trying.

Comment 02 Jan 2019

particularly when they're not getting beat. I dont really have an issue with a tackle isolated on an elite defensive end in a passing down trying for an early start. it happens. but the slobs were pushing them around most of the night. maybe it's focus. maybe it's haskins' counts. either way, it's just not good football.

Comment 02 Jan 2019

I think Washington had the prescription to that particular scheme down: Rely on exceptional work from the interior line to clog the lanes, use the read-man to half-bite on the dive, and trust his athleticism to recover against a hesitant Haskins. Absent the personnel to make the read-man pay for being out of position, the scheme is pretty well useless.

Comment 28 Dec 2018

Study shows marrying your first cousin not as bad as it seems

This run of Alabama dominance is starting to have real-world consequences.

Comment 12 Dec 2018

and hey, what did he get? he got a 2-loss non-champion over a 1-loss champion, setting all sorts of precedents for the next time he has to stump for his overhyped conference. "it's not unprecedented!" he'll be able to say with a straight face.

delaney just grabbed his ankles. aren't you sick of the SEC beating the shit out of us everywhere but on the field?

Comment 12 Dec 2018

the more plausible threat is threatening either a) independence, or b) rolling up the other conference flagships like Texas, USC, Clemson, FSU, and some Big Ten brands like Michigan and Penn State into a sort of premier league. No one's going to buy Ohio State in the ACC