97% based on the data you just linked to. (3,791 out of 3,910) And 0.97 points seems a lot better on the long haul than 0.86 points.
- Going for it more on 4th downs...absolutely
- More situational 2 pt attempts...likely. (though 43% conversion rate x 2 points if successful means expected points per attempt is 0.86...much less than consistently getting the 1 point...am I missing something?)
- Frequent onside kicks....doubt it. The success ratio is so low, and the massive difference in starting field position makes this stupid in my book. What was the math behind the constant onside kicks?
Smart of him to get this signed before the Penn State game.
I love that you publish this report.
But seriously, what's the rationale for doing so on Monday? Just wait until Tuesday so you don't miss anything big that happens Monday night.
That's a great point. It does largely hinge on how likely you are to succeed on the 2 point try versus winning in overtime with a larger sample size. When you're playing Clemson, I totally understood being willing to risk it all on one play.
So...I think you're saying that Woody was ahead of the curve when he decided to go for 2 against Michigan? ;-)
So a team with the ball, a lead, and 6 minutes left on the clock could run out the clock by taking penalty after penalty after penalty? Seems like quite the loophole.
December 29, 1978. Gator Bowl. I would somehow be standing right next to Woody after the interception and restrain him from swinging at Charlie Bauman.
Interesting that he didn't take the opportunity of this letter to write explicitly that he intends/anticipates staying with Michigan for an extended period of time. All he does is claim that this particular story is false...but this strikes me as a potential "non-denial denial".
That's not "balancing the scales"...that's merely shifting the burden of payment to those who pay for what we watch. The cable companies have to get money from paying customers so they can pay ESPN/FOX. The more people who drop out of paying for sports (via these websites discussed), the cable price per customer has to increase in order to pay their fixed costs. This higher cost will cause more people to stop paying, and a death spiral ensues.
So to be clear, you're just forcing me (and other cable subscribers) to pay more so that you can watch for "free".
John Simon had an impressive sack/FF last night! If this was published on Tuesdays instead of Mondays, it could have have been included. :-)
How is that legal or ethical?
I'm in the same boat. Thought about going up there, but just wasn't worth it.
I thought that was clean. The hit came only a moment after Fields separated from the RB, pretending to keep it. If you are pretending to have the ball, you should expect to be hit, and have it be completely legal. Don't want to get hit? Don't fake holding it. Can't have it both ways.
Can someone explain the Friday/Michigan references every talks about, but never explains why? :)
A younger, more naive, version of me would have taken him at his word that he will return to play for Houston next year.
But I now suspect that he's trying to obfuscate his obvious plan to transfer.
I actually love Notre Dame, and have never related to the extreme hatred of them so common in our fan base. (I really like their independent status.) So definitely cheering for them because of that. But I also think it's the better result for OSU.
I think ND has to run the table to get in the CFP, and that's an extremely rare feat for any team in major college football, even if their schedule seems manageable. Our bigger threat is a one loss (to Bama) Georgia. But if they pick up another loss out of conference, they're a goner.
Meyer has to be one of the best TV analysts I've ever been around.
Do they watch a movie at the hotel AND the college football Friday game? Or are those in separate rooms and guys get to pick? :-)
I love that you put out this content!
That said...wouldn't Tuesday be a better day for it, so we capture the full week, including MNF?
No team had ever won 14 games until Ohio State did it in the 2002 championship season
Not quite true. BYU went 14-1 in 1996. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_BYU_Cougars_football_team)