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MEMBER SINCE   May 01, 2016


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The last four games of the 2014 season
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL TEAM: Dallas Stars
  • NBA TEAM: Too much scoring for my taste
  • MLB TEAM: Boston Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Are you kidding?

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 05 Nov 2019
  • 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?
Comment 04 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 04 Nov 2019

So...I think you're saying that Woody was ahead of the curve when he decided to go for 2 against Michigan?  ;-)

Comment 01 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 23 Oct 2019

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".

Comment 22 Oct 2019

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".

Comment 02 Oct 2019

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.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Can someone explain the Friday/Michigan references every talks about, but never explains why?  :)

Comment 19 Sep 2019

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.