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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #980 on: July 26, 2018, 08:14:19 AM »
Hmmm, this seems like it would be applicable to a small number of school. And would be very schedule based.
It seems like an interesting measure of fan feelings when a team is right at the top. I remember the “in contention for” bit was used when Nebraska fired Solich.
To correct for weak conference schedules, I emphasized the CoFoPO contention bit. Also: if a team were perennially Top 5/Top 10 as a perennial final week contender would be, only with uncommon misfortune would that team not also win their fair share.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #981 on: July 26, 2018, 08:15:52 AM »
I never took this as a measure of relevance.  I took it as exactly what it says it is, a measure of big wins.  You could have been horrible for the last 5 years, but if you pulled one massive upset you'd elevate yourself.  I wouldn't think that would elevate your status as a program.  If people are taking it as a measure of anything more than that, that's on them.
I was calling a measure of final week contention another measure of relevance.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #982 on: July 26, 2018, 08:22:29 AM »
I was calling a measure of final week contention another measure of relevance.
Yeah, there are plenty of better measures of relevance than elite wins.  Which is why this claims to be nothing more than what it plainly says it is, a measure of the number of elite wins.

What is more interesting to me, is not what the rankings are, but where teams differ from what we'd expect.  Why are Wisconsin and Michigan not higher?  Because they haven't won a ton of big games, but they haven't suffered any bad losses either.  Harbaugh hasn't won a big game yet.  But what's his worst loss?  A road night game at Iowa?  In a sport as crazy as college football, that says something too.  Wisconsin's last loss to a team that finished the season with more than 3 losses was 4 years ago at Northwestern.  Why is Michigan State #4?  Because while they have piles of big wins in the last 5 years, they also have 5 losses in the last 3 years to teams that finished .500 or worse.

And the "in it" thing is also dependent on a number of other factors.  MSU was "in it" last year in the final week of the season, but weren't in 2014, in the identical situation vis a vis, OSU, simply because of the presence of a third team in the tiebreaking scenarios, being PSU.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #983 on: July 26, 2018, 08:27:35 AM »
Michigan's 2016 win over UW was probably their best of The Madman era.


BTW.. What happened to The Madman? Someone stole him.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #984 on: July 26, 2018, 09:22:42 AM »



Who is the Madman?  This guy?




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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #985 on: July 26, 2018, 09:22:58 AM »
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #986 on: July 26, 2018, 09:24:46 AM »


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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #987 on: July 26, 2018, 09:27:24 AM »
Someone stole him?

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #988 on: July 26, 2018, 11:01:14 AM »
Michigan's 2016 win over UW was probably their best of The Madman era.


BTW.. What happened to The Madman? Someone stole him.
Honestly, I think that nickname is better than Comeback Kid.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #990 on: July 26, 2018, 06:04:49 PM »
In 1979, UGA lost 4 non conference games and played Auburn late in the year for the SEC title and Sugar Bowl berth.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/schedules/1979-georgia-season/
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #991 on: July 26, 2018, 07:46:10 PM »
Yeah, being "in it" into November may be all it takes to matter.  Lose in Sept and then again Oct 6, that's only like 5 weeks of focus on your team (for a helmet, at least).  The rest of the season is just a bitch-fest.  


Start out 9-0, then drop 2 of your last 3, you'll end up ranked lower than the scenario above, but you'd have supplied your fan base with twice the length of excitement.  

Trust me, you want the excitement to last as long as you can make it...ask any woman.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #992 on: July 31, 2018, 09:58:04 PM »
so, I'm in the market for a new Husker flag to fly in the backyard on gamedays - yes, gotta have a new flag to honor the new coach

different flag for Solich, Callahan, Pelini, and Riley

hopefully Frost will stay long enough to see this one worn and tattered

the shopping on this site went to Amazon?

Why Badger suggested purchasing the new Samsung on Amazon???
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #993 on: August 01, 2018, 07:34:14 AM »
Just click on the Amazon link on this site (any of them) and we will get credit for routing you there.

I'm pretty sure this is what @Drew4UTk instructed us to do. I'll let him confirm.
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