Saturday, December 28, 2013

all-time win percentage

As I write this ND is tied with Rutgers (Go boneg).

Coming into today Michigan and Notre Dame are 1-2 in all-time win percentage.

M is 910-320-36 for 0.73301738
ND is 873-305-42 for 0.73278689

If ND wins this afternoon they will move to 0.73300573. Still behind M, so regardless of this outcome, M will go into tonight as the win percentage leader.

If M loses, however, they will fall behind ND with 0.73243883. 

Sports Bar Bowl prediction

If Gardner were playing I would have a decent amount of confidence that M would win. With Morris taking the snaps - I just don't know. I fear the offense will be something like the 2002 bowl against Tennessee, where for some reason they thought they could run the ball straight up the middle against dominant defensive linemen. And that team had a future Doak Walker winner at tailback, I don't think this team does.

I think it comes down to turnovers. If M wins the turnover battle they win the game.

M 17
KSU 14

A homer to the last…

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kansa Prediction

Kansas State Agricultural College 33
Catholepistemiad of Michigania 25

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

sarcasMike College Football Playoff 2013

I've done this a few times in the past so it seems like a good time to break it out again.

My playoff preference would be:

All conference champs
Use the BCS and the CFRC to select the at-large teams
Avoid conference match-ups in the first round
Home games until at least the semi finals
At-large teams play on the road when facing a conference champ
Some sort of bias for independents if they are ranked highly enough

Our 10 conference champs (with CFRC rank) are (after the jump)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sooners Storm Bedlam for Trophy

The Oklahoma Sooners captured the jiMpossible-sarcasMike Trophy with a 33-24 victory over their Bedlam rival Oklahoma State.
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They next face Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma has a 7-11-1 record in trophy games.

1/2/1939Tennessee17OU0Orange Bowl
1/1/1968OU26Tennessee24Orange Bowl
9/21/1968Notre Dame45OU21
9/3/1992OU34Texas Tech9
9/12/1992OU61Arkansas St0
11/7/1998Texas A&M29OU0
1/4/2005USC55OU19Orange Bowl
11/22/2008OU65Texas Tech21
11/29/2008OU61Oklahoma St41
12/6/2008OU62Missouri21BXII Championship
1/8/2009Florida24OU14BCS Championship
12/7/2013OU33Oklahoma St24

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thoughts on a great football Saturday

2 point conversion
  • I had a bad feeling going into the play. Michigan has not been a good short yardage team all year. 
  • I didn't like the formation they came out in. I really didn't like that they came back out in the same formation. John Beilein would never do that with the basketball team.
  • After the fact, I think they needed to go for two. 
    • OSU had a dominant running game - without a turnover M was unlikely to stop them
    • M would be using their back up kicker for any field goals (his miss was saved by the timeout M called in the 3rd Q)
    • Gardner was hobbled.
  • As I said I didn't like the formation, I think it limited M. I think OSU had scouted the film enough to be able to guess what was coming.
  • That being said, I think if Gardner had been able to get the pass off a split second earlier and Dileo could have reacted and made the catch right as he turned it would have been successful.
  • When you're going for an all-or-nothing two point conversion play - I think you need to pull out all the stops. It either needs to be your best play that no one had been able to stop all year or something you've saved for just this case - that is un-scoutable. This play was neither.
  • Biggest problem I have with the decision to go for two is Hoke saying he asked the seniors and they said "go for 2." Well of course they did. If there is a player on that sideline that didn't want to go for the win right there - they should be cut. Hoke and his staff are paid a ridiculous amount of money to make those decisions. The 22-23 year-olds on the sideline are paid in tuition and board allowances.
  • Another way I've thought about the decision to go for 2 - what if the scenario was M was down by 3 and faced 4th and goal on the 3 with 32 seconds left. Do you take the field goal then? I feel like that decisions might have been to kick, but why is it any different?
Alabama -Auburn
  • The extra second - I thought the clock in football was different than the clock in basketball in that the on field officials need to signal to stop the clock. It shouldn't be the split-second his foot came down out-of-bounds but the split-second the official started to signal to stop the clock.

boneg championship - Rose Bowl
  • I was happy until I realized that their loss probably guaranteed MSU a spot in the Rose Bowl
  • Twitter seems to think I should root for MSU because "Ohio (sic) is our real rival"
    • I know about 2 people who are OSU fans - I know several MSU fans. I don't like it, but I'm not surprised when OSU is successful and better than M. I do NOT like it when MSU is.
  • My best chance is a close OSU victory (preferably 7-3 with many turnovers) with an Auburn blow-out in the SEC championship game dropping OSU behind Auburn in the BCS.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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