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Prediction, analysis of the Utsiktens BK vs GIF Sundsvall match, scheduled for 20:00 on June 10th - Swedish Superettan. Predicting, analyzing the Asian handicap and oveunder odds for the Utsiktens BK vs GIF Sundsvall match from top experts.
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Utsiktens BK has been a standout team in the first 11 matches of the Swedish Superettan. Specifically, under the guidance of coach Orovic, they have won 8 matches, drawn 2, and only lost once. With these impressive results, Utsiktens BK currently sits at the top of the league standings and is in a good position to secure promotion.
However, it's worth noting that the season is only one-third complete, and Utsiktens BK still needs to make further efforts to solidify their position at the top. Returning to this weekend's match, coach Orovic's team will host GIF Sundsvall at home, presenting a good opportunity to claim all 3 points.
It's worth highlighting that Utsiktens BK is in excellent form, having won all 5 recent matches, and fans can confidently support them. On the other hand, GIF Sundsvall is not in a good psychological state after a recent 0-3 loss to GAIS, even though it was a home match. Looking at their away matches, GIF Sundsvall has lost 2 out of the last 3 matches in the Swedish Superettan, giving more reason for caution among fans.
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Analysis of the Asian handicap (0:3/4):
Utsiktens BK is a reliable option for Asian investors, having won the handicap in 10 out of their last 12 matches across all competitions. Meanwhile, GIF Sundsvall has a poor handicap record, winning only 2 out of their last 6 matches in the Swedish Superettan. Therefore, choosing Utsiktens BK is a reasonable choice.
Analysis of the oveunder odds (2 1/2):
In 2 out of the last 3 matches of Utsiktens BK, there have been exactly 3 goals scored per match. It is also worth noting that the last 2 matches of GIF Sundsvall have seen at least 3 goals per match. Based on this, fans can consider choosing the over 2 1/2 goal line for the match between GIF Sundsvall and Utsiktens BK tonight.
Score prediction: Utsiktens BK 2-1 GIF Sundsvall
Asian handicap pick: Utsiktens BK
Oveunder pick: Over
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2023.06.10 05:47 ALEXAlPHAGO Manchester City VS Inter Milan Prediction UEFA Champions League Final

Manchester City, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, have been a dominant force in English football over the past few seasons, and they will be hoping to translate that success onto the European stage. With the likes of Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden in their ranks, the Citizens have an embarrassment of riches in attack and are capable of scoring goals from all angles. On the other hand, Inter Milan will be looking to their talismanic forwards, Lautaro Javier Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, to spearhead their attack. The They have been in scintillating form this season, scoring 31 goals in Serie A and will be a constant threat to the Manchester City defence.
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2023.06.10 05:38 stayclassypeople 1985-86 Bowl Season

I'm analyzing every bowl season from 1974-1997. Check out the link below for prior seasons.

Team Record AP Coaches
Penn State 11-0 1 (47) 1 (36)
Miami 10-1 2 (3) 4
Oklahoma 10-1 3 (5) 2 (1)
Iowa 10-1 4 (3) 3

Important Games

#1 overall Penn State entered the bowl season as the only unbeaten, which gave them the inside track to claim a 2nd consensus national title in 5 years. The Orange Bowl quickly snatched them up to create a de facto national title game vs Big 8 Champ Oklahoma, who was #2 in the Coaches Poll. One problem, Miami, who beat the Sooners head to head, was ranked ahead of the Sooners at #2 in the AP Poll. This created the potential for a split national title. If Oklahoma won the Orange and Miami won the Sugar against SEC 'champ* Tennessee, its more than likely the AP would have awarded the national title to Miami, and the Coaches to Oklahoma. Also, because of the Orange Bowl match up, #4/3 Big Ten champion Iowa's National title hopes were slim to none.

The Bowls

Rose Bowl #4/3 Iowa vs #13 UCLA (January 1st, 4:30PM EST)
In all reality, Iowa was probably playing for, at best, 2nd in both polls, which would match their highest final ranking ever at #2 in 1958. Maybe just maybe, a route of UCLA would give them some first love too? Unfortunately, Iowa would end up participating in a decade plus time honored tradition of Big Ten teams losing to lower ranked Pac 10 teams. The game was tied at 10 mid 2nd, when UCLA scored two unanswered TDs to lead 24-10 at the half. The Hawkeyes would get within 7 in the 3rd quarter, but UCLA's offense was too much as the Bruins would go onto win 45-28.

Sugar Bowl #2/4 Miami vs #8 Tennessee (January 1st, 8PM EST)
Despite getting little love from the AP, a #1 rank in the Coaches poll and a split national title was very much on the table for Miami. This would still mean a 2nd championship season in 3 years for the burgeoning dynasty. Their opponent was Tennessee, who also suffered its only defeat (not counting 2 ties) at the hands of Florida. Although this game was the same time as the Orange, it was pretty obvious that Penn St and Oklahoma were playing for a national title by the 3rd quarter. Tennessee spotted Miami 7 in the first but scored 14 apiece in the 2nd and 3rd to go up 28-7, before cruising to a 35-7 win.
Orange Bowl #1 Penn State vs #3/2 Oklahoma
Penn State knew a consensus national title was on the line, while Oklahoma knew a win meant at least a split for them with Miami. The Nittany Lions drew first blood with an early first quarter TD. The 2nd quarter was dominated by the Sooners who scored 16 unanswered thanks to 3 field goals and a 71 yard TD pass to lead 16-7. Penn St managed to get it back to 16-10 with a late field goal to make it 16-10 at the half. Entering the 4th quarter, up 9, the fans likely knew how the Sugar bowl was going and that their Sooners were in the drivers seat for a consensus natty. The defense led by Brian Bosworth pitched a 2nd half shutout and the offense iced the game with a long TD run in the 4th to win 25-10. By the time the clock ticked to 0 the Sooner players would also know that a consensus championship was there's. Also, Oklahoma's place kicker was named the game's co-MVP. A kicker winning MVP in a title game? How neat is that?!

Final Results

Team Record AP Coaches
Oklahoma 11-1 1 (55) 1 (41)
Michigan 10-1-1 2 (1) 2
Penn St 11-1 3 3
Tennessee 9-1-2 4 4 (1)
Of course there has to be contrarians, as 1 voter in each Poll had a different #1, but the Sooners were an overwhelming, if not easy choice for #1, which would make it their 6th overall national title and 3rd for head coach Barry Switzer. I imagine both Tennessee and Michigan, like many others before them, lamented the fact that overtime did not yet exist since, since their ties likely cost them any real shot at a title.
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2023.06.10 04:43 selwynmusic1 I have a cool idea for a soccer player career game

(Not exactly the most original idea)
I think every single football fan has a dream of becoming a professional player and wish to play for their favourite club and score a winning goal in an important game, for now these fans have been forced to live out this dream in FIFA's player career mode, which every player will agree that it is very lackluster and not enjoyable to play.
Whereas NBA 2K's my career is a very fun game to play with an open world hub with your own apartment, public games you can join on the fly, as well as your very own professional basketball league you can play in with your favourite squad, why fifa have fallen so behind on this idea I will never know, but the idea of a football player career with 2K's mechanics sounds like such a dream.
Now I know nothing about game development, although I do want to learn, but I am a fan of football, and I wanted to put the idea out just incase some programmer finds and is interested, then my dream game could be a possibility
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2023.06.10 04:38 selwynmusic1 I have a cool idea for a football player career game

(Not exactly the most original idea)
I think every single football fan has a dream of becoming a professional player and wish to play for their favourite club and score a winning goal in an important game, for now these fans have been forced to live out this dream in FIFA's player career mode, which every player will agree that it is very lackluster and not enjoyable to play.
Whereas NBA 2K's my career is a very fun game to play with an open world hub with your own apartment, public games you can join on the fly, as well as your very own professional basketball league you can play in with your favourite squad, why fifa have fallen so behind on this idea I will never know, but the idea of a football player career with 2K's mechanics sounds like such a dream.
Now I know nothing about game development, although I do want to learn, but I am a fan of football, and I wanted to put the idea out just incase some programmer finds and is interested, then my dream game could be a possibility
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2023.06.10 04:33 OkFlatworm5033 An Ohio Jane Doe from 1944 has no NAMUS or Doe Network profile.

From the East Liverpool Historical Society:
"The body of a nude young woman was discovered along State St. in the East End in 1944, and neither she nor her slayer were ever identified.
An 18-year-old River Rd. youth found the corpse June 5 around 7:30 am., wrapped in two green blankets and unclothed except for a torn pink slip around her shoulders.
Sam Winters, a high school football player, was on his way home from Crucible Steel Co, at Midland where he worked overnight. He had left a bus at Mulberry St and was walking along State St. when he noticed a pair of bare feet extending from blankets.
He ran to a nearby site and telephoned police.
Apparently strangled, the victim lay on her back in a cluster of weeds about eight feet from the roadway. The blankets were secured to the body with a seemingly little-used clothesline.
The woman was between 25 and 30, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, about 5 foot 6 and weighing around 125 pounds.
County Coroner Arnold Devon reported no marks on the body other than a discoloration on the left shoulder at the base of the neck The body was still warm when found, and Devon estimated the time of death around 5 a.m.
Sheriff George Hayes made plaster casts of tire tracks in the cinder road for possible future identification of the auto used to transport the body. All city police were called to duty in a hunt for clues and visits to restaurants and taverns to locate someone who would recognize the victim.
The following day - Sunday -- an East End man hunting for canvas to build his children a play tent, rummaged through trash at Columbian Park where a carnival had played the previous week. He came across a torn dress and another dress and skirt with rips.
It was discovered that the dead woman resembled one of the five girls in a picture of the Sheesley Carnival's "Gay New Yorkers revue. Sheriff Hayes traveled to Lima where the carnival was playing, but telegramed city police, "Girl in question was on show last night."
Meanwhile, the body was interred at Spring Grove Cemetery after a brief service at the Dawson Funeral Home where some 1,500 viewed the victim out of curiousity or in hopes of recognizing her.
Later the funeral home officials barred anyone from visitation other than out-of-towners sent by police.
Dozens of calls were received from relatives seeking a missing relative or friend, and from law agencies asking a description.
Her fingerprints were sent to the FBI at Washington in hopes that she made have worked in a war industry and identity could be made. But Director J. Edgar Hoover notified Police Chief Hugh McDermott there was no match.
More clues turned up. A St. George St. man putting away his car at 4:10 a.m. saw a driver switch off the lights of his auto as he pulled onto State St. at the railroad underpass. He was positive the license was not a blue and white Ohio tag.
OTHER LEADS died out. A woman who had quarreled with her husband in a hotel at midweek and disappeared from the show was found at her home in North Carolina.
Benwood, W. Va., police were looking for a missing woman with a leg scar. A Shadyside Ave. girl who had not been seen since Friday night in a Wellsville tavern did not match the body description of "Miss X.
Cincinnati police thought she may be a missing 20-year-old girl, but she had false teeth and the slain woman's were natural.
Today, the only known traces of the victim exist within a Spring Grove Cemetery plot, on police and funeral home records and in yellowing newspaper accounts."
Can someone contact the local coroner's office or Sheriff and ask them to put this woman into NAMUS? I did some digging but couldn't find any contact info that was concrete and for sure, only stuff that was outdated. There are entries on NAMUS and the DN much older than this case, and just because this woman has gone unidentified for 79 years doesn't mean she doesn't deserve to have her name back.

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2023.06.10 04:27 MrPoliSciGuy The Roma Rebuild - Vol. 5

Hi all,
It's about that time again! For the fifth year in a row, here is my (unsolicited) overview of Roma's squad, current mercato, potential signings, and loan dealings.
Every year I try to give these a theme - last year, the name of the game was versatility: getting players who could cover multiple roles as we had a severely reduced squad due to FFP rules. We saw exactly how that came to bite us both in the league - where we were LITERALLY playing the kids to give the first teamers a break - and in the EL Final, where forced substitutions left us going into Penalties with no designated penalty takers.
With no expectation of squad reductions this season, the name of the game for this exercise is depth - our first team is good, VERY good even, but the question is "what options do we have on the bench or in rotation that can keep that level of quality?" and the answer this season due to injuries (Wijnaldum, Kumbulla), transfers and personal issues (Zaniolo, Karsdorp), or registration issues (Solbakken) has been categorically no. Simply put, it is not fair to put the weight of expectation on Benjamin Tahirovic (who is too young to purchase Alcohol in the United States) because our midfield of Matic and Cristante cannot play every game. Pair that with the long term injuries to Kumbulla and Abraham - both of whom will not be back until 2024 - and we need bodies, plain and simple.
Our current FFP situation also means that we will likely need to end this mercato in the black - which means relying on free transfers, loans, and spending money VERY judiciously.

Transfer Dealings Done

Now to our credit, we have gotten a head start on at least two players:
Houssam Aouar: Aouar is a gamble in my honest opinion. A few years ago, this man was the Robin to Nabil Fekir’s Batman, and while I don’t think either of those players has had the career they had hoped to have, on his day this man can be unplayable. Emphasis on the “on his day”. On good days, Aouar has Jordan Veretout’s work ethic, and Jeremy Menez’s feet. On bad days, he has Veretout’s feet and Menez’s work ethic.
On the positive though, he can play (like Pellegrini) both in the center midfield as an 8, or more attacking as a 10. This can give us options off the bench to either rotate or change a game as necessary.
Evan Ndicka: Now this one I’m very happy about. Ndicka is left footed, very physical, but very intelligent as well which means he has a good eye for a pass as needed. He reminds me quite a bit of Antonio Rudiger in that he fits a very similar profile and played for a Bundesliga club at a similar level. I have no reservations - I think he will be a hit, but like Aouar will benefit tremendously from a full pre-season.

Squad Breakdown

NOTE - I am not including loan players who have returned to their respective clubs (Wijnaldum, Camara, Llorente)
Pietro Boer - Let’s start with the easy one: Boer is a third choice keeper that is home-grown at club. Useful for registration, costs us peanuts, has never complained. Keep.
Rui Patricio - From the easy to the hard one: Rui’s decline this season has been sharp, but consistent. His great saves remind us that, once upon a time, that’s a solid goalkeeper, but that has been paired with just… odd mistakes - not Robin Olsen bad, but pretty bad nonetheless. This is no longer a starting International Goalkeeper (that honor goes to Diogo Costa nowadays). He would still make an excellent second-choice goalkeeper at a top club - which might be a good selling point as he still has admirers in the Premier League. Sell.
Mile Svilar - I really wanted to love Svilar. Football Manager Stans rise up, because ALL of us have signed Svilar at one point or another. Svilar still strikes me as potentially a very good keeper, but he has been unable to dislodge Patricio from that starting berth. I think he will end up staying around, and I hope he can prove himself to everyone in a starting role next season. Keep.
Gianluca Mancini - We start with Mancini because as of right now, he is the only defender that looks certain to stay. He is definitely the second coming of Materazzi in temperament… if not in talent just yet. He still as a few years on his contract, Mourinho likes him a lot, and he provides leadership on and off the pitch. Keep.
Chris Smalling - While Smalling has been our best player (not just defender) at quite a few points this season, I am always concerned about long-term performance with him. I think he should be renewed - his play has merited that - but if I said “leader at the back, wins everything in the air, incredibly useful on set pieces” I haven’t just described Smalling… I’m also describing one Federico Fazio. Players like Fazio and Smalling are incredibly reliant on their physical attributes - but that physicality at older ages is one major injury away from disappearing completely. Renew him - but no more than two years. Keep.
Marash Kumbulla - Ah, the anti-Smalling. If Chris Smalling’s play has merited him to receive a contract renewal, Kumbulla’s definitely has not. However, due to his ACL injury, Marash is staying for another season in Rome… even if he probably shouldn’t. Keep.
Roger Ibañez - Now comes the other shoe. Roma needs to raise 30 million euros by the end of June to comply with their FFP agreement with Uefa. Failure to do so will likely hamstring us again in the coming Europa League, especially without Champions League money. With Abraham’s injury, and Ndicka a done deal, the clearest place to monetize in the squad is with Roger Ibañez. Our relationship with Roger has been a love-hate one, where we love his grinta and his ability to score in crucial moments, but his brain-farts have cost us on the pitch… repeatedly. Sell.
Rick Karsdorp - It’s unclear what Karsdorp’s situation with the manager is. On the one hand, Karsdorp was reintegrated into the squad after his falling out with Mourinho and did continue to play, but how much of that was convenience and a “wait until the summer” mentality rather than anything truly genuine. Karsdorp is also currently recovering from an injury, which he should be fit from before September. He has a contract until 2025 - I’d consider him out the door should we receive a good offer… but I doubt we will. Keep.
Zeki Celik - I think it speaks volumes that Mourinho at times has preferred to play Spinazzola or Zalewski on the wrong side rather that give Celik the start. I don’t know if this has been due to poor form, injuries, or simply needing another season to “gel”. Regardless, I don’t think selling Celik at this point will accomplish anything. Keep.
Matias Viña - Remember him? Bournemouth has not exercised their option, so Viña is returning to home base. Unlike other loan moves, however, his time with the Cherries was fairly solid - including an outrageous goal against Chelsea. Why he’s not being renewed, I’m not sure but the Premier League exposure definitely helped us if we choose to cash in. The question is… should we? We are crying out for depth and Viña is a textbook “depth” option. I think we should approach this like Karsdorp - if we get an offer, consider it, otherwise Keep.
Leonardo Spinazzola - On paper, this is our best fullback. In practice, all of us know that the best ability is availability and Leonardo has just… not been there when needed. He is also - critically - the wrong side of 30, which in this position can cost you that turn of pace that is needed. I think, like Ibañez, this is a player we should cash in on now, especially as he enters his final year of contract. Sell.
Nicola Zalewski - Fortunately, this one is easy: Nicola has the distinction of being both young and home-grown, takes no space in registration, and Mourinho loves him. Keep.
Nemanja Matic - Boy was I wrong about Matic. I expected him to be too slow and lumbering for Mourinho’s game, but instead was exactly the midfield veteran we needed - a tall, Serbian Roy Kent. At his age, there is no-one realistically coming in for him, and his contract was automatically extended. Keep.
Bryan Cristante - The unsung hero of this season, Cristante has been consummate professional we all know he can be. Unless we get outrageous money for him (doubtful), this is a Keep.
Edoardo Bove - Like Zalewski, he has been the cream of the crop of youngsters brought through by Mourinho. The argument here is not - should he stay or should he go, but rather should we keep or should we loan. Bove does need minutes… but in his defense, this season he’s gotten them and earned them on the pitch. Keep.
Benjamin Tahirovic - I feel so bad for Benjamin. He was thrown into the fire and while he didn’t do poorly… he didn’t do well either. Like Bove, he needs minutes… unlike Bove, his play hasn’t warranted giving them to him. If there was ever a player who needed a move to Sassuolo, here he is. Sell (with Buy-Back Clause).
Ebrima Darboe - I feel really bad for Darboe. He had the breakout season of his life only two years ago, but has been heavily hampered by injury for the past year and a half and is only returning to training… now. So what do we do with him? He needs minutes to gain back fitness, not just for us, but him and his sharpness. I doubt Sassuolo will bite, but I think a newly promoted team or an Udinese might. Loan.
Gonzalo Villar - Yep, he’s coming back. Like Viña, Getafe is not exercising their option to buy - he never even put on the jersey! - and like Karsdorp he also rather publicly fell out with Mourinho. In this case, though, the falling out was quite a bit more justified, as Gonzalo has proven himself to be both mentally and physically frail, while being technically gifted. There is value in this player, but no team has really been willing to take a risk on him. He has spoken publicly about a willingness to prove himself to Mourinho - I’d be willing to give him that chance, if anything due to a lack of options. Keep.
Attacking Midfielders/Wingers
Lorenzo Pellegrini - Do I need to discuss this one? Keep.
Paulo Dybala - Recent statements have really put the speculation to rest: Dybala appears to want to stay in Italy and in Rome specifically. Keep.
Stephan El Sharaawy - He has demonstrated a willingness to be a servant for the club, even agreeing to a pay-cut with his renewal package. Keep.
Cristian Volpato - See Tahirovic. He desperately needs the minutes his potential deserves. There has been a lot of chatter of him going off to Sassuolo and I think it makes the most sense. Sell (with Buy-Back Clause).
Ola Solbakken - Had his minutes cut drastically by the registration shenanigans due to Zaniolo transfer, but was solid in the league and has room to grow. Keep.
Justin Kluivert - Once again, Kluivert is returning to home-base. While I would like to see us make use of him, he has made it categorically clear that he doesn’t want to be here. Bournemouth are said to be interested, but I see him potentially doing quite well in France or Spain. There’s a particular club in Spain in particular who I think might bite… but more on them later. Sell.
Carles Perez - Like Kluivert, Perez is also returning from a loan (I’m seeing a pattern here), but unlike Kluivert I don’t see anything worthwhile that Perez might bring to this team. Sell.
Tammy Abraham - Up until recently, he was the most likely in the squad to be monetized with West Ham and Aston Villa both interested. His ACL tear scuppered that plan, and is now likely to stay in Rome for one more season. I hope it’s redemption for him after a fairly poor season. Keep.
Andrea Belotti - SPEAKING OF POOR SEASONS! I cannot explain exactly what has happened to Belotti, but I’d guess that his poor form in the league is more due to a poor team form than his own. The service and creativity behind him was simply lacking, and without Abraham’s physicality to win long balls he was kind of left to his own devices, pressing defenders and midfielders as needed… which he did. His automatic contract extension was activated, however, so expect to see Andrea in Roma colors next season. Keep.
Eldor Shomurodov - This is a weird one… although this signing has been odd from the get-go. Shomurodov’s loan is likely not going to be made permanent by Spezia - especially if they get relegated - and this season he has been completely been cut out by N’zola’s heroics in front of goal. That said, Abraham’s injury means that there is a good chance Shomurodov will be playing in Roma colors next season - especially if we cannot get a striker in. Keep.

Squad Needs

To my mind - this is including the Aouar and Ndicka transfers - this team needs at least one more player per role.
  1. A Goalkeeper to replace either Rui Patricio as first-choice keeper, or Svilar as second-choice keeper.
  2. An additional Left-Back to replace the departing Spinazzola - preferably left-footed to provide a different kind of player to Zalewski.
  3. An additional fullback as coverage for both wings (either footed).
  4. A deep-lying playmaker who can give coverage for Cristante, either to rest or when he is needed as an additional defender.
  5. A rotation defender who can slot in to give coverage for the injured Kumbulla.
  6. A versatile attacker who can play both at striker, and as a second-striker alongside Dybala for coverage.


Let’s tackle these in order, shall we?
Emil Audero - Audero has been Serie A’s most unsung hero for a few seasons, keeping a mediocre Sampdoria side up when they clearly didn’t deserve to. Sampdoria’s financial woes can be very helpful to us, however, as we could essentially pick him up for a song (ie 6 million or less). There will likely be a bidding war for both Vicario and Carnesecchi this summer, but I’d rather go for solid and less flashy between the sticks.
Dominik Livakovic - This is a PSA: Livakovic still plays for Dinamo Zagreb… somehow. This is a world class, internationally rated goalkeeper that is entering his final year of contract. If we can beat the competition, this would be a great pickup.
Kostantinos Mavropanos - With Stuttgart facing a relegation playoff, it’s possible that one of Europe’s best young(ish) center backs might be available for a significant discount. With the legacy that Dellas and Manolas have left with this club, having a Greek defender back at the club feels… right!
Diego Llorente - Played on loan with us for six months and impressed when he played. With Leeds just relegated and the player pushing to stay in Rome, it’s possible we get a good discount (there is no way we should spend 18 million on him though).
Cristiano Biraghi - Biraghi is entering his final year of contract at Fiorentina and has been a solid option everywhere he has played. More defensively minded than Spinazzola or Zalewski, but still willing to run down the left and play a cross - he leads la Viola for progressive carries. Importantly, he is left-footed so he gives us a different play down the left than our two current left-backs.
Kai Wagner - If you don’t rate MLS, feel free to skip but Kai Wagner has been the one of the league’s best left-backs - former Schalke player before moving to Philadelphia and really exploding. Was set to join Leeds but their relegation changes that completely. Their loss is our gain - his contract expires in December, could be an excellent pickup.
Adrien Truffert - Had a breakout season for Rennes last season, who have an excellent eye for talent in recent years. Truffert has been marketed as being available for 15 million this summer - which is perhaps more than we’re willing to spend, but if Spinazzola is sold for a comparable fee, then this might be a solid like-for-like replacement.
Sergio Reguillón - His loan at Atletico has come to an end, and it’s looking like Reguillon is hitting the market once more. Mourinho is supposedly a big fan and they’ve worked well together before. This would likely be a loan, and only after Levy pays up for Ibanez as he’s likely to pull shenanigans. Still - this could be a great, essentially free, pickup.
Wilfried Singo - Last one on this list, Singo’s has had a great few years for Torino but has publicly come out and said he will not sign a new deal. This would be a solid alternative to Karsdorp as they play relatively similarly.
Youri Tielemans - This has been discussed quite a bit - Tielemans is available on a free this summer, and is pure class at deep-lying playmaker. My only concern is that he does not play as defensively as Mourinho might like, but this is still a great player and a great opportunity we should not let slip.
Florian Grillitsch - Like Tielemans, Grillitsch is available for a free this summer. Unlike Tielemans, however, Grillitsch has not had a great season after his move to Ajax this season - mainly due to injury. That said, this is a physical player who can play well with his feet - very much in the mold of a Strootman.
Nikola Moro - Moro has been an unsung, unspoken of, hero of Bologna’s season with Serie A leading stats for progressive passes, carries, and successful through balls. He is currently on loan with an option to buy from Dinamo Moscow and it seems increasingly unlikely that Bologna will use that option. We should absolutely make an offer as Moro has shown himself to be an excellent and reliable midfield option.
Davide Frattesi - Let’s try this again, shall we? This is likely going to happen this summer - with a players plus cash mega deal with Sassuolo. This is not quite the profile I outlined but would provide a dose of dynamism to a rather sluggish midfield.
This one is complicated - because the profile I outlined doesn’t exist at our price-range. In an ideal world, we would take advantage of the absurd situation at Chelsea and pickup Kai Havertz on loan as that fits the criteria exactly - Striker and Attacking Midfielder in one (Richarlison also comes to mind). So here’s my best choices although none of them is exactly perfect for what we want.
Sheraldo Becker - One of the lynchpins of the Union Berlin cinderella story, Becker is explosive when he gets going and fits a counterattacking team perfectly. Becker is very publicly available for a cool 20mln this summer, but may be able to be negotiated down as this is last year of contract. The issue is that Becker is more a wingeattacking midfielder than a striker. He has played there in a pinch but it doesn’t play the most to his strengths.
Alfredo Morelos - Morelos has just left the Ibrox at the end of his contract looking for a bigger club, but no-one has bitten yet. He is an out-and-out goal scorer, who played as an 11 in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Here, the problem is the reverse - can he play at second striker as a Raumdeuter-type player?
Mauro Icardi - Here we are again, linked with Mauro Icardi for a price as close to “free” as is possible. Is it worth it to bring the Icardi soap opera to a powder keg like Rome? Honestly… if there’s one thing Icardi does, that Icardi always does, is score goals, something we desperately needed this past season. Again, like Morelos though, can he play alongside a number 9 as a second striker?
Last one, which I’m including purely for the banter of it but…
Mario Balotelli - WAIT stop don’t Alt-F4 this just yet. Hear me out. Mourinho is one of the few coaches to get Balotelli to act like an actual footballer, and he has a great rapport with Stephan El Sharaawy. I think these two things in combination might get one last gasp out of Italy’s last truly great talent, with the added benefit that he can play both the positions I outlined above. Sion has crashed out of the Superleague in Switzerland after losing their playoff, so Balotelli will likely leave on a free. I would go for a gamble on him with an Adriano-esque behavior clause that lets us tear up his contract for behavioral issues.
Also, for what it's worth, he's fairly good at Penalties. Which I bring up... for reasons.


Well... that was a long read, kudos for making it to the end. This summer looks to be another summer of transition - but there is a lot to this squad that is salvageable. After the Final, a lot of us were perfectly willing to blow up the team and start over, but that's not my take here. We were let down in that final by our squad depth - when preparing for penalties Mourinho looked at a bench that had Volpato, Tahirovic, Camara, Karsdorp and two goalkeepers - not exactly a stacked bench full of specialists. We can talk dirty play, bad refereeing, and poor penalties all day though, but what killed us at the final hurdle and indeed all season was our lack of depth. Rebuilding the squad is not a way to achieve that. I look forward to your comments and thoughts, and hope to see a good mercato!
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2023.06.10 04:14 MitchBenson1990 Why is there no defending in this game?

I picked this up on sale and I have to say, I've played some bad FIFA's in my time but this one takes the cake, I don't play FUT so can't speak to that, I only play seasons and these are the results of my last five games, 6-5, 8-5, 4-3, 7-6 and 10-9...I'm in DIV1 andthe rest of the results follow the same patern, it's basically ping pong, you score, I score, you score, I score back and fourth and at the end who ever manages to score the most before the time runs out wins, players able to ride 4-5 challenges going forward, players walking through tackles, tackles deflecting back to opponents constantly, fluke goals, I mean it's chaos, there is literally no consistency what so ever.
I no FIFA has always been like this to some degree, it's always emphasized attack over defence but with 23 they've managed to somehow kill defending totally and for me it makes it just unplayable, it's just impossible to enjoy a game with that level of RNG, there is no fun in even winning anymore as games, at least close games, are all decided on who gets that little bit more luck.
It's just not a football game anymore.
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2023.06.10 03:34 AutoModerator How to watch UEFA Champions League Final 2023: Times, where to stream UEFA Champions League Final 2023 Live and ReddiT

The biggest club title in European football is on the line and either Manchester City or Inter Milan will be celebrating the greatest night in their recent history come Saturday night.

Man City vs Inter Milan Live Free

Man City vs Inter Milan Live Free

Pep Guardiola and Simone Inzaghi go head-to-head in the dugout, with key battles across the pitch seeing Nicolo Barella and Kevin de Bruyne vying for midfield supremacy and goalkeeper Andre Onana attempting to keep out free-scoring Erling Haaland.
Inter’s last Champions Leagu triumph came in 2010 under the management of Jose Mourinho; City have never won the competition but came runners-up two years ago.
Both teams won their respective domestic cup competitions this term, the FA Cup and Coppa Italia, but while City also won the Premier League, Inter were only third in Serie A.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match including how to watch for free.
When is the Champions League final?
Man City play Inter Milan on Saturday 10 June. The match kicks off at 8pm BST in the Ataturk Stadium, Istanbul.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, and can be streamed on the BT Sport app and desktop website. BT have also made it free for viewers to watch, on the BT Sport YouTube channel.
What is the team news?
Kyle Walker has been hampered in preparations for the final by a muscle injury, but he has vowed to be back fit and pending any late setbacks, he should be included in the squad. There are no other injury issues for Pep Guardiola to worry about.
Milan Skriniar is back in training for Inter Milan after an injury, though it’s doubtful he’ll earn a place in the starting back three, with Simone Inzaghi’s plans already set. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Joaquin Correa are both hoping to be passed fit for the final too, with the latter probably having least chance after an injury in the Coppa Italia final.
Predicted lineups
MCI - Ederson, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Stones, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish, Haaland
INT - Onana, Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dumfries, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Dimarco, Martinez, Dzeko
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2023.06.10 03:34 AutoModerator Man City vs Inter Live Stream ReddiT

The biggest club title in European football is on the line and either Manchester City or Inter Milan will be celebrating the greatest night in their recent history come Saturday night.

Man City vs Inter Milan Live Free

Man City vs Inter Milan Live Free

Pep Guardiola and Simone Inzaghi go head-to-head in the dugout, with key battles across the pitch seeing Nicolo Barella and Kevin de Bruyne vying for midfield supremacy and goalkeeper Andre Onana attempting to keep out free-scoring Erling Haaland.
Inter’s last Champions Leagu triumph came in 2010 under the management of Jose Mourinho; City have never won the competition but came runners-up two years ago.
Both teams won their respective domestic cup competitions this term, the FA Cup and Coppa Italia, but while City also won the Premier League, Inter were only third in Serie A.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match including how to watch for free.
When is the Champions League final?
Man City play Inter Milan on Saturday 10 June. The match kicks off at 8pm BST in the Ataturk Stadium, Istanbul.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, and can be streamed on the BT Sport app and desktop website. BT have also made it free for viewers to watch, on the BT Sport YouTube channel.
What is the team news?
Kyle Walker has been hampered in preparations for the final by a muscle injury, but he has vowed to be back fit and pending any late setbacks, he should be included in the squad. There are no other injury issues for Pep Guardiola to worry about.
Milan Skriniar is back in training for Inter Milan after an injury, though it’s doubtful he’ll earn a place in the starting back three, with Simone Inzaghi’s plans already set. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Joaquin Correa are both hoping to be passed fit for the final too, with the latter probably having least chance after an injury in the Coppa Italia final.
Predicted lineups
MCI - Ederson, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Stones, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish, Haaland
INT - Onana, Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dumfries, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Dimarco, Martinez, Dzeko
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2023.06.10 02:33 Ok-Reporter3256 Why nobody is reaching 300M

Disclaimer ; This is merely my analysis on the regarding of bids and the recent posts about them, feel free to disagree and discuss in the comments :)

Barou's 100M Bid

This Panel is way too cold, isn't is?
So, for arguing that no one will even get close to 300M, let's first get over, or breakdown, the biggest bid till now, Barou's 100M bid after scoring a hat trick, or in other words, scoring every single goal in a NEL match for his team. First, let us go over what bids take in consideration.
  1. Media
Now, this is by far the most important point, Players with big Media will have bigger salaries, that's why Nagi, even though having scored only one goal, went from 0 to 88M in a single game, his goal is canonically the most watched content from the NEL as of the start of Ubers vs BM, and not only that, but super goals, good plays and mediatic feats like scoring a hat trick are also things that have influence over this.
  1. Team Wealth
Now, I believe this one is the most obvious. The wealthier the team is, the higher the bids they are offering are, that is the reason why MC players are the ones dominating the bids Ranking, for that, let us go over the total of bids every club is offering for their players.
Yukimiya, who got an offer from this world's Ajax, has a smaller bid than Bachira's first Bid, even though Yuki competed in a higher level than Bachira did at first, that, my dear friend, is the point
FC Porto (or Portimion), is the leading force in Portuguese League, and Ajax (or Ayax) the Leading force in the Holandese League. But we also have to analyse the following point.
  1. Circumstance and Tactical Value
Now, we come back to Barou's Bid, and this is the main point on why Barou got a bid so high, Snuffy WANTS him, is not a question of how valuable this player is, Snuffy wants to build the New ubers around Barou, that's why the main point for him is for Barou to Join ubers
Bids are not the only way of showing the club wants the player, tho, and that's why I believe Yukimiya's bid was smaller than Bachira's, because the Team finds another way of making Yuki go there, not only by money, but by interest as well, provoking Yukimiya's interest in the team by offering him treatment.

Kaiser's 300M bid
Kaiser's 300M bid... Is something that sums up all of what I previously said, Kaiser is a player with a lot of media, picking up the pieces, we all know he's not only part of the New Gen 11, but also the future of German football. And over that, he's BM U-20's main star, the circumstance he' s under is not some joke, but there's also another point on that - Time. Kaiser is in this industry for a longer time, and therefore, there's no way that the NEL alone is actually going to make someone surpass or reach this value, that Kaiser built for years, and then we come to another point.

Premium Bids

Kaiser is a striker, his value for the team is bigger than anyone else's, and so it is for the system, considering Kaiser is the main man, of course his influence and value will be worth premium compared to the other players
Isagi and Ness are the main point of comparison for this topic. While Isagi and Ness are worth the same, let us get to it, Isagi and Ness are not really close in game level, and we can see that pretty clearly, but the reason their bid is the same is, not only the reasons above, but because Ness is Kaiser's Kurona, taking in comparison, Kurona's bid is half of Ness's Current bid.
So, Isagi is 'Worth Premium' compared to ness, since Isagi is a playmaker, while Ness is but a transitioner midfielder, Strikers and Playmakers tend to be worth premium compared to defenders and other types of midfielders
##Why I think no one is getting close to Kaiser's bid
Because of the points I mentioned early, and for how far the NEL has already gone. The NEL reached the peak of It's competitiveness, and Players that already recieved bids from big clubs, it makes no sense for them to receive bigger offers unless they come from biggewealthier clubs (For example, Isagi has 50.000.000, BM would not offer him more than twice of that for his final bid, but a wealthier team could offer more than that), since a team is not raising their offer for a player That much.

My take on bids by the end of NEL

1st - Rin Itoshi ; 175M - PXG
2nd - Isagi Yoichi ; 150m - Royal Madrid
3rd - Shoei Barou ; 130m - Ubers
4th - Seishiro Nagi ; 113m - Manshine City
5th - Meguru Bachira ; 106m - FC Barcha
6th - Mikage Reo ; 100m - Manshine City
7th - Ryusei Shidou ; 97m - Royal Madrid
8th - Hyoma Chigiri ; 90m - Manshine City
9th - Tabito Karasu ; 82m - PXG
10th - Rensuke Kunigami ; 80m - Bastard Munchem
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2023.06.10 01:31 Adventurous-Rabbit52 Anri is better than Hana for Aoi to be with.

1) She's rich. Aoi doesn't even need to turn pro financially with her around.
2) Some of the advice she's given him has been invaluable. Like the 4 options at once advice.
3) Not only is she a "football nerd", which, just by knowing trivia and general tactics already scores her major points, but she's actually decent at her technique. She once even beat the guys at rope training!
4) Hana is just really, really spoiled and bratty. Horrible, horrible person.
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2023.06.10 00:35 RubenJansen015 The big reason EU is better that nobody talks about..

The region debate exists since Zippy's and Scarabs room Urban Central. Sometimes EU is unanimous on top and other times NA is... Ehm well let's say even. Lately most people agree EU is on top, which begs the question: Why?
GarretG and Noly discussed this on FT and concluded the 2 biggest reasons are EU's many different cultures and the 2s play-style. Let's talk about the second one.
The difference is pretty simple: in NA Pro's want to show they are the best where in EU pro's want to show their team is the best. This results in a very freestyle culture in NA where one tries to outplay and score 3 defenders and when he fails the next person tries. In EU teams attack as a unit which results in more demo-goals and assisted goals in offence and more half-rotations and prejumps in defence. All this is mentioned before but Noly was the first to bring in sport differences during FT. And boy is it is different.
In football/soccer you always play together. You can score the most amazing shot from distance but the only reason you got that far is because of your teammates. Every time you miss such a shot you get shouted at for choosing such a low percentage play.
American culture is all about you, how can you stand out. Look at basketball, where you get extra points from scoring from distance. there they want you to shoot from distance. They need you to score from distance. You literally get praised for taking a high-risk solo-play. Or take the NFL, the one teamsport that focuses on one man; the quarterback. Every kid wants to be a QB and in every highschool the QB is the king.
None of this is bad by itself, but is does set a precedent. If a pro just wants to look cool power too him. But if pro's want to win, they need a we-mentality. Not an I-go-solo-and-probably-fail-mentality.
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2023.06.10 00:15 RedsModerator Game Thread: Reds @ Cardinals - Fri, Jun 09 @ 08:15 PM EDT

Reds @ Cardinals - Fri, Jun 09

Game Status: Final - Score: 7-4 Cardinals

Links & Info

1 Newman - 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .270 .331 .371
2 McLain - 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .350 .404 .530
3 India - DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .275 .355 .410
4 De La Cruz - SS 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .333 .412 .733
5 Steer - 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .367 .480
6 Stephenson, T - C 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .244 .328 .357
7 Fairchild - CF 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 .234 .335 .380
8 Hopkins - RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .167 .211 .167
9 Barrero - CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .223 .301 .331
a-Benson - LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .192 .263 .288
Totals 31 4 7 4 5 9 14
a-Walked for Barrero in the 7th.
BATTING: 2B: Newman (10, Montgomery); McLain (8, Montgomery); Fairchild (12, Stratton). TB: De La Cruz; Fairchild 3; McLain 2; Newman 2; Steer; Stephenson, T. RBI: Fairchild 2 (19); Newman (20); Stephenson, T (27). 2-out RBI: Fairchild. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: De La Cruz 2; Barrero; Hopkins 2. SF: Newman; Stephenson, T. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 7.
Cardinals Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Donovan - 2B 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 .251 .344 .369
2 Goldschmidt - 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .280 .378 .481
3 Gorman - DH 4 1 1 2 0 3 1 .264 .347 .543
4 Arenado - 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .272 .319 .469
5 Contreras, Wn - C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .207 .295 .362
6 Edman - CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .306 .417
7 DeJong - SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .237 .320 .458
8 Walker - LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .278 .333 .433
9 Carlson - RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .225 .286 .343
Totals 35 7 11 7 2 8 13
BATTING: HR: Arenado (12, 1st inning off Lively, 1 on, 2 out); Walker (4, 2nd inning off Lively, 1 on, 0 out); Gorman (15, 7th inning off Lively, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Arenado 5; Contreras, Wn; DeJong; Donovan 3; Gorman 4; Walker 6. RBI: Arenado 2 (43); Donovan (16); Gorman 2 (46); Walker 2 (14). 2-out RBI: Arenado 2; Donovan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Goldschmidt 3. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 7.
Reds Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Lively (L, 3-4) 6.2 10 7 7 1 8 3 92-62 4.21
Kuhnel 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 20-10 8.10
Totals 8.0 11 7 7 2 8 3
Cardinals Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Montgomery (W, 3-7) 6.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 97-61 3.88
Hicks, J 0.1 2 2 2 2 1 0 27-13 4.56
Pallante (H, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3-2 4.37
Stratton 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 24-14 3.93
Gallegos (S, 8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 15-11 3.51
Totals 9.0 7 4 4 5 9 0
Game Info
HBP: Contreras, Wn (by Lively).
Pitches-strikes: Lively 92-62; Kuhnel 20-10; Montgomery 97-61; Hicks, J 27-13; Pallante 3-2; Stratton 24-14; Gallegos 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lively 5-3; Kuhnel 2-1; Montgomery 7-2; Hicks, J 0-0; Pallante 0-1; Stratton 0-1; Gallegos 2-1.
Batters faced: Lively 32; Kuhnel 6; Montgomery 22; Hicks, J 5; Pallante 1; Stratton 6; Gallegos 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Kuhnel 1-0; Pallante 3-1; Gallegos 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Quinn Wolcott. 1B: Junior Valentine. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Manny Gonzalez.
Weather: 82 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R To L.
First pitch: 7:16 PM.
T: 2:36.
Att: 43,238.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
June 9, 2023
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 1 Nolan Arenado homers (12) on a fly ball to left field. Brendan Donovan scores. 2-0 STL
Bottom 2 Jordan Walker homers (4) on a line drive to left center field. Paul DeJong scores. 4-0 STL
Bottom 4 Brendan Donovan singles on a line drive to left fielder Stuart Fairchild. Jordan Walker scores. Dylan Carlson to 2nd. 5-0 STL
Top 7 Stuart Fairchild singles on a line drive to left fielder Jordan Walker. Spencer Steer scores. Tyler Stephenson to 2nd. 5-1 STL
Top 7 Kevin Newman out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Tommy Edman. Tyler Stephenson scores. Stuart Fairchild to 3rd. 5-2 STL
Bottom 7 Nolan Gorman homers (15) on a fly ball to right field. Brendan Donovan scores. 7-2 STL
Top 8 Tyler Stephenson out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Tommy Edman. Matt McLain scores. Elly De La Cruz to 3rd. 7-3 STL
Top 8 Stuart Fairchild doubles (12) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Jordan Walker. Elly De La Cruz scores. Spencer Steer to 3rd. 7-4 STL
Team Highlight
CIN Bullpen availability for Cincinnati, June 9 vs Cardinals (00:00:07)
STL Bullpen availability for St. Louis, June 9 vs Reds (00:00:07)
STL Breaking down Nolan Gorman's home run (00:00:10)
STL Nolan Arenado's two-run HR (12) (00:00:28)
STL Jordan Walker's two-run HR (4) (00:00:29)
CIN Lively reps Burrow jersey (00:00:54)
STL Brendan Donovan's RBI single (00:00:16)
STL Paul DeJong's diving stop, throw (00:00:23)
STL Field View of Walker's homer (00:00:32)
CIN Stuart Fairchild's RBI single (00:00:13)
CIN Kevin Newman's sac fly (00:00:18)
STL Contreras nabs Benson at 2nd (00:01:10)
STL Nolan Gorman's two-run HR (15) (00:00:28)
STL Jordan Montgomery K's 6 batters (00:00:45)
CIN Elly De La Cruz's single (00:00:14)
CIN Tyler Stephenson's sac fly (00:00:17)
CIN Stuart Fairchild's RBI double (00:00:17)
CIN Ben Lively strikes out 8 batters (00:00:49)
STL Gallegos locks down the save (00:00:07)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 7 0 7
Cardinals 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 7 11 0 7


Division Scoreboard

NYM 7 @ PIT 14 - Final
OAK 5 @ MIL 2 - Final
CHC 3 @ SF 2 - Bottom 8, 0 Outs
Last Updated: 06/10/2023 12:30:41 AM EDT
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2023.06.10 00:00 HemerlingForMitchell #5 Morten Andersen

#5 Morten Andersen

5 Morten Andersen

What if I told you a former Atlanta Falcon was the highest scoring player in NFL history until the 2018 season? Who would come to mind? Athletic freaks of nature like Eric Dickerson? Savvy gunslingers like Brett Favre? No, no, it's this guy. Morten Andersen, aka the "Great Dane". You may not like it but this is what NFL peak performance looks like. When you think of American sports, you think of the NFL gridiron, and when you think of gridiron greats, you think of place-kickers from Copenhagen with dad bods and a haircut that looks like Gary Busey with 50 CCs running through him.
Morten Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 19, 1960 and raised in the Danish town of Struer, famously known as a fishing town. Growing up, Andersen showed his love for competition at an early age, excelling in soccer and often racing against the family Peugeot, which is just the most European sentence ever written. Andersen was great at everything he tried his hand in. He displayed incredible ability in gymnastics, track, but was most dynamic in handball and found himself on Denmark’s championship-winning national handball team at the young age of 16. Andersen was a young man of culture, and was fluent in six languages.
Andersen left Denmark to study abroad in the United States in 1977 on his 17th birthday. Knowing his love for sports, the Baker family he stayed with in Indianapolis took him to his new high school’s football scrimmage that very night. Andersen was perplexed and had no idea what he was watching. The next morning, he tagged along to football practice with Dale Baker and his son Roger. With knowledge of Morten’s soccer competency, Ben Davis Giants’ head coach Bob Wilbur tried Andersen at place kicker. Wilbur told Andersen to “ just the kick the shit out of it”. Andersen nailed kicks from 25 to 50 yards. There was no way of knowing, but this moment would eventually change the trajectory of the NFL forever.
Andersen would eventually make the high school team and kicked well enough to earn a football scholarship from Michigan State University where he would play alongside future baseball star Kirk Gibson and another Danish placekicker, Hans Nielsen. Andersen excelled in his 4 years at Michigan State, nailing big kick after big kick and setting a Big-Ten record after he nailed a 63-yard field goal.
Now an All-Conference and All-American kicker. Andersen was drafted 86th overall in the 1982 NFL draft, by the New Orleans Saints. Over his 12-year career in New Orleans, Andersen became a fan favorite was considered a weapon in the clutch by the New Orleans coaches. Andersen earned 6 Pro Bowl Selections and 5 All-Pro nods during his Saints tenure.
Following the 1994 season, due to financial reasons and a dip in his kicking efficiency, the Saints released Andersen. However, Andersen had plenty left in the tank.
In 1995, Andersen made his way to Atlanta after the Falcons inked him to a $2.4 million contract over the next three seasons. Andersen immediately set a then-NFL single season record by nailing eight field goals of at least 50 yards. Three years later, Andersen would entrench himself into Falcons immortality by nailing perhaps the most important field goal in Atlanta Falcons history, a game winning 38-yarder to defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the 1998 NFC championship game. The iconic kick sent the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII, the first super bowl appearance in the franchise’s history. The Falcons ultimately fell short to John Elway and the Denver Broncos.
Andersen spent six seasons in Atlanta (1995-2000) before spending the following four seasons with the Giants, Chiefs, and Vikings. He spent the 2005 season as an unsigned Free Agent before the Falcons phoned up the 46-year old for a reunion in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. A few months later Andersen set the then-NFL record for most career points, a record that stood until it was broken by Adam Vinatari in 2018.
At his Hall of Fame induction speech, Andersen summed up his career when he said, “The lesson is simple. Bring your will and perseverance to everything worth doing.”
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2023.06.09 21:46 Realistic_Thing_6911 Confederate aggressive AI?

Firstly let me say that I love this game, bugs or not. I’d be hesitant to criticize anything about it, because it’s generally satisfying to me, but nevertheless I do have some…questions? Particularly, whenever I play as the north on middle or more difficult settings especially, the confederates mount these huge offenses that capture loads of northern cities and often to the point that I either lose the 1864 election or my morale crashes even before the election. I’ve tried to defeat these AI tactics by constructing 7 or 8 forts around washington and other defenses around louisville and st louis; garrisoning them with ample troops; and recruiting or drafting as efficiently and quickly as possible. I’ve built armies with 1.5 million men at arms in many dispersed corps, but confederate forces always slip past them and capture cities far in northern territory. If they can’t get washington, they’ll go for new york and philadelphia, chicago, cleveland, any sizeable town they can.
On the one hand, there were raids such as the most famous gettysburg campaign or John Hunt Morgan’s raid around Ohio; I don’t necessarily have a problem with the AI’s instincts to take the war to northern territory. But, the AI seems to move faster than I’m able to respond, even with more troops on hand, and even if I have won more battles and scored morale boosts, the AI knows exactly what threshold it needs to win by 1864. Just becomes a game defending against a brutally efficient robot, not the decisions of flawed human beings who make mistakes of their own (as was the case at gettysburg). It is intriguing to see the confederacy win through these tactics, but it also seems like they’re on steroids. Anyone have recommended settings or strategies to defeat this? How can you be offensive while having to be super on guard for these aggressive attacks?
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2023.06.09 21:44 Cosmosly I found the PERFECT stock, and I’m betting everything on it.

I found the PERFECT stock, and I’m betting everything on it.
Disclaimer: this is my own stupid thinking, not investment advice. Ask your wife’s boyfriend if this is right for you.


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PROOF w/ my brokerage, 401k, Roth, and Robinhood options
Brokerage and 401k (in the process of converting the other stocks)
Robinhood options

This is NOT some SPAC bagholder trying to boost the stock price, nor is it a 0DTE cokehead move. This is a rational thesis for (I believe) a smart equity play. Did I see it go up a few cents, cream my pants, and think I’m the next Buffett writing this post? Maybe. In my opinion this is a 100% small penis 4-bagger and I’m sharing it like Moses with acid tabs.
Here’s the 4-point DD for you with ADHD:
  • It’s Robinhood, but actually good for you
  • The company is in great shape
  • Permabears and bulls have reasons to love it
  • The brand is (let me explain) the next JPMorgan Chase


  • SoFi is actually a great product. Is it the BEST? Fuck no. But it’s like the goldilocks/Anna Kendrick of all apps. The Friday night reliable.
  • The company is going for this generation’s next big bank. It is high-interest, chartered (4.3% APY) and offers everything you need under the sun.
  • The whole company’s theme is: “Get your money right.” They want to be the one-stop shop for all your MONEY needs and they do it with a bank teller smile.
  • SoFi will ride or DIE with you. Student loan refi, your job’s direct deposit, a loan for that cock ring, a credit card for that solo trip to Thailand, a HELOC for that YOLO stock play. It goes on and on.
  • They have consumers in mind, and not in a fake old lady See’s Candy kind of way. For example: if you lose your job and can’t pay your student debt, they will pause your payments and help you find a job. No joke. Look beyond the news and you’ll see people are over the moon about their relationship with SoFi.
  • They have a few bad spots (dogshit trading platform and ETFs that never move), but they are trying so fucking hard. I could go on and on, but it’s 5:49am (couldn’t sleep, came up with this post in a fever dream) and I have a ton more to write.
  • They also have Galileo and Technisys, which are like new PVC pipes for the financial system. I’m literally too smoothbrained to explain this, all you need to know is there is a lot of real interest from banks and companies to use these products. /sofistock has nerds who can explain this to you.
  • Okay here comes the boring stuff, so skip this if you don’t care about amateur due diligence.
  • Remember when banks used to pay good interest, then you realized they were pocketing it all? People are realizing and going to SoFi. When the bank crisis happened and everyone was moving their money out, SoFi actually GAINED deposits. The company has said they are on-track to add $2B each quarter, and management are known to low-ball their estimates. NINETY PERCENT of their customers use direct deposit for their premium membership SoFi Plus, which will only accelerate the trend. You know how hard it is to change banks with direct deposit. Sticky as shit. h/t SnipahShot for the graphic
  • SoFi has EIGHT fucking quarters of consecutive revenue growth, is EBITDA profitable (whatever that’s worth to you), and is projected to be GAAP profitable by Q4. I think there’s an outside chance this happens in Q3. Dig into it more if you want to Burry it
  • SoFi is growing WHILE student loans have been paused. Name a better miracle. They replaced it by diversifying their business in financial services (e.g. the shit I mentioned earlier) and other loans.
  • While most banks have been selling their loan books at a loss to manage higher interest rates, SoFi have been keeping theirs to maturity and getting a higher return. There is a lot of debate into this, especially around how they calculate mark to market, so again do your own DD about this.
  • By the way: “there are many reasons insiders sell a stock, but only one reason to buy.” The CEO Anthony Noto is eating pork and beans like me buying the stock like CRAZY. I mean just look at this degeneracy. He knows he has a chance to become the next billionaire bank CEO Jamie Dimon and has purchased back $13.6m dollars worth of shares (1/5 of his total comp so far lmfao).
  • Big picture time. Full disclosure, I’m a permabear. I literally have the worst outlook on things and I metaphorically killed my therapist with my doom and gloom. This country is so levered up to the tits it’s just one gentle breeze away from collapsing.
  • But you know who always gets paid? By hook and crook, the banks will get what they’re owed. If not we are all fucked and/or there will be a bailout. If everything is going to shit, banks are the least dogshit shit. Would you rather buy a stock with a tremendous amount of debt super dependent on consumer spending, or something that will make money in a depression?
  • I said this was a stock for everyone. For the permabulls, everything is fine and SoFi is growing its metrics like a rocket ship. What is there to lose? The management team has signaled good outlooks and the stock price has gone up consecutively since June 1st.
  • For value investors, this stock is still near book value. Most bank stocks are, but considering its fair value by Morningstar ($16) or PT by well-known analysts ($8-12) there are still some mArGiN oF sAfEtY
  • Growthies, this is a tech stock BABY. They are the AWS of finance! They use tech to analyze loan risk. They have AIAIAIAI in a chat bot! Upside everywhere
  • Oh and by the way, $SOFI is not correlated with its peers. Look at $LC $UPST and other fintech companies in the sector. In my mind it’s becoming the Nubank of America.
  • The Fed is expected to “skip” rate hikes next week. Long term that means APY is probably plateauing and on a downward trajectory. But if you know SoFi has done nothing but good and given you the best interest rate, why move?
  • Okay let’s start with them suing the government for pausing student loans. The CEO has addressed this multiple times: they support student loan FORGIVENESS, but when it comes to PAUSING payments for borrowers who don’t qualify, they thought the 3rd year was excessive. Yes they shit the bed bad for that, but they’ll recover.
  • Aside from the revenue, a big reason they did this is because the CEO has integrity. Like too much integrity to let this go for shareholders. Anthony Noto grew up working class, graduated from West Point, and rose through the ranks in the finance world. Imagine if Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was real and became a banking god.
  • His track record is insane. CFO for the NFL during record growth. COO for Twitter where he was putting out garbage fires. He knows how to run shit, and now he’s back in finance after SoFi booted the last CEO for being pervy.
  • One downside, he is boring as shit. He won’t talk about who’s a pedo, how Soros is evil or some other drama. He only talks about banking and banking accessories I tell you what. Bank Hill
  • Look at his Twitter Likes. He knows something is brewing, and he gets a big payday if the stock hits $45.
  • Back to the company. At a recent fintech conference hosted by Piper Sandler, Noto announced that SoFi has a Net Promoter Score (how much people like the brand) of 80 for its loan business. For context, American Express has 52. The math says SoFi is literally 54% better.
  • Maybe part of the reason is because they have the naming rights to a football stadium in Los Angeles. One where little kids go to see Taylor Swift and grown ass men watch other grown ass men smack into one another. Where it’s mentioned all the time for being state of the art and environmentally friendly in the largest entertainment market. WHERE THEY WILL HOST MULTIPLE WORLD CUP GAMES AND OLYMPIC SPORTS.
  • I mentioned the SPAC bagholders. They still exist and have been pounding nonstop about the stock all the way down. There are some stonk flashbacks here that are about to explode.


  • iTs pRiCeD iN – Wall Street is only getting a taste of this dildo. Once the annual shareholder meeting comes along next week and estimates come in better than expected on earnings, this next door 2 turns into a 10.
  • Student loans defaults are coming, you stupid fuck – You think the bank will let you go to Disneyland once they start asking for their money? They will garnish wages and withhold taxes on you plebs. Grow up or move to Vietnam. Or, just maybe, the stock goes up and you use the profits to pay off the ball and chain?
  • This is literally your first time posting to WSB – Yes, I’m a fucking worm lurking in the shadows. This will be the one and only thesis I put out.
  • Wedbush has a PT of $3, this thing is going down – Go ahead and listen to David Chiaverini, who has a success rating of 35% and has no skin in the game Or me, who’s about to mortgage everything because he see’s asymmetric risk.
  • Why post now? – I genuinely think this will get re-rated with a soft tech valuation of $32, and we’re at the cusp of it happening.
  • What will change the price – Market realization, better than expected results coming soon, major deals announced, new product releases planned this year. Literally yesterday they announced “SoFi at Work”, a program to allow employers to help contribute to student loan payments.

In Conclusion

Take this however you want, go fuck yourself etc. If you miss the boat, DM me to sign up for a new SoFi account and get up to $275 back when you set up direct deposit.
EDIT: Corrected some stats and added credit for deposit graphic
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2023.06.09 20:34 Tman2999 Go now or wait a year

3.79, 157 Lsat
I took my final LSAT in Febuary and started applying to schools in the middle of March. I knew applying that late in the cycle could hurt me so I have always been willing to wait a year. I did not get accepted to as many schools as I anticipated. U Buffalo- A Penn St- A ($30k scholarship +5k aid) Tenn-W Fsu-W South Carolina- W U of F- D Ohio St- Still waiting.
UB was my uber fallback like.. only if it was my only option I would go so right now I'm considering Penn State. Thing about Penn State is It was a late addition to my list and was kind of a safety school. I was thinking I had a good shot at either Ohio St, Tennesee or SC.
I was a Sport Management major in college. I have known I was going to pursue law since High School so I went to undergrad for Spm since sports was a field I wanted to work in potentially but I'm also open to other law paths. I want to go for buisness/contract law.
Penn State is pretty much in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania. Did my under grad in Tampa and really don't want to spend 3 more years stuck up north.
I can take the Lsat 1 more time. (Took it 3 times plus had 1 computer issue where I was not able to take the test but It counted as one of my 5 attempts).
I'm strongly considering studying for the September or August Lsat and trying 1 last time, apply early in October and set myself up for a better option in 2024. I wasnt able to study and work as hard as I wanted to for my first few attempts. I recently was diagnosed with Adhd and have been on meds for just over a month. I really think I can score into the mid 160s.
I'm also in a weird spot in life. My family's land lord just died and we know we will have to move soon but have no idea where to go. Very low income household so the stress of money and living situation is tough.
Is this a dumb idea or should I just go for it at Penn St and get my Jd over with. I have to have my 2nd Penn St deposit in by Monday.
Tldr: didn't do as well on lsat as I hoped. Didn't get into as many schools as I hoped. Do I go to Penn St which I'm ok with but not thrilled about or study hard and try to get into 160s for next application cylce?
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2023.06.09 20:20 jimbobbypaul Ranking the Top 131 FBS Programs of the Last 40 Years: 77. Central Michigan

Main hub thread with the full 131 rankings
I’ve got a LeFevour, and the only prescription is…you finish the sentence.
Central Michigan’s done pretty well for themselves. As an all-time program, they’ve got the 26th highest winning percentage of current Division 1 teams at .589. They’ve produced some NFL greats like probable future Hall of Famer WR Antonio Brown, Hall of Very Good OL Joe Staley, and former #1 pick OL Eric Fisher. CMU finishes 2nd out of the 3 directional Michigan schools, with Western taking the first spot and Eastern finishing last.

Best Seasons and Highlights

1. 2009: 16. Central Michigan: 12-2 (21.788) 2. 1991: 28. Central Michigan: 6-1-4 (13.709) 3. 1983: 28. Central Michigan: 8-3 (11.522) 4. 1984: 28. Central Michigan: 8-2-1 (11.291) 5. 2006: 36. Central Michigan: 10-4 (9.306) 6. 1990: 31. Central Michigan: 8-3-1 (9.158) 7. 1994: 30. Central Michigan: 9-3 (7.715) 8. 2021: 44. Central Michigan: 9-4 (3.384) 9. 1985: 37. Central Michigan: 7-3 (1.278) 10. 1988: 44. Central Michigan: 7-4 (-1.302) 11. 2020: 59. Central Michigan: 3-3 (-4.809) 12. 2008: 57. Central Michigan: 8-5 (-6.542) 13. 2005: 56. Central Michigan: 6-5 (-7.420) 14. 2017: 61. Central Michigan: 8-5 (-7.561) 15. 2015: 64. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-7.854) 16. 1987: 54. Central Michigan: 5-5-1 (-11.490) 17. 1992: 59. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-12.266) 18. 1989: 63. Central Michigan: 5-5-1 (-12.904) 19. 2014: 74. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-12.963) 20. 2007: 70. Central Michigan: 8-6 (-14.080) 21. 2019: 75. Central Michigan: 8-6 (-14.612) 22. 1998: 65. Central Michigan: 6-5 (-16.416) 23. 1993: 63. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-16.771) 24. 2012: 77. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-19.031) 25. 1986: 71. Central Michigan: 5-5 (-19.488) 26. 2016: 87. Central Michigan: 6-7 (-21.822) 27. 1996: 76. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-23.792) 28. 2013: 88. Central Michigan: 6-6 (-24.375) 29. 1995: 73. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-27.662) 30. 2022: 112. Central Michigan: 4-8 (-32.236) 31. 2004: 97. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-36.154) 32. 2010: 99. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-36.932) 33. 1999: 97. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-36.956) 34. 2002: 96. Central Michigan: 4-8 (-39.844) 35. 2011: 101. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-40.096) 36. 2001: 96. Central Michigan: 3-8 (-40.204) 37. 2003: 105. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-48.508) 38. 2000: 106. Central Michigan: 2-9 (-50.395) 39. 1997: 103. Central Michigan: 2-9 (-52.476) 40. 2018: 128. Central Michigan: 1-11 (-63.714) Overall Score: 11853 (77th) 
Central Michigan is the first 40-season team with a winning record! They’ve got 19 winning seasons and 5 more .500 seasons, so football in Mount Pleasant has been pretty satisfactory. Throw in 4 more years with just one more loss than win, and you’ve got 27 out of 40 seasons that have a win percentage of .454 or better. Hard to complain. Of CMU’s 5 title-winning seasons, 1990 and 1994 barely miss the list at #6 and #7, respectively, while 2007’s 8-6 team led by Butch Jones falls all the way to #20. Gives you an indication about the level of success the Chippewas have had.

Top 5 Seasons

Worst Season: 2018 (1-11 overall, 0-8 MAC)
This season came out of nowhere. Sure, Central Michigan was picked 5th out of 6 teams in the MAC West and were starting a new QB. But they had made 4 straight bowl games. They had one media member pick them to win the MAC West. They had some pretty talented players on defense, but this season was a disaster. Their 1 win was 17-5 over Maine. They did have 7 losses by 11 points or less. The offense was 3rd worst in the country, averaging just 15.0 PPG. QBs Tony Poljan and Tommy Lazzaro combined for just 7 TD and 15 INT, with the offense averaging a whopping 4.5 yards per attempt. Poljan was a massive human at 6’7 250 lbs, and would eventually transition to TE, earning 2nd Team All-MAC in 2019 before transferring to Virginia and putting up a 400+ yard season for them in 2020. The defense was very good for such a bad offense, giving up 27.3 PPG with a conference-high 4 defensive players making 1st Team All-MAC. Of the 4, DL Mike Danna, DB Sean Murphy-Bunting, and DB Xavier Crawford were drafted, with Murphy-Bunting starting for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
5. 2006 (10-4 overall, 7-1 MAC)
There were some big names on this team. Brian Kelly was the coach, and he definitely earned his way to the top. After winning 2 Division II national titles at Grand Valley State from 1991-2003, he moved to Central Michigan, where he won the MAC title in 2006. After 2 opening losses to Boston College and Michigan, CMU got 2 very close wins over conference opponents Akron (24-21) and Eastern Michigan (24-17 in OT). After another 36-45 loss to Kentucky, it was time to get to work on winning a MAC chip. CMU was great the rest of the year, beating every MAC team aside from Northern Illinois by 2 or more possessions. Heading into the MAC title game, Ohio’s defense was allowing just 16.2 PPG and less than 300 yards per game, but Central Michigan went for 457 in a 31-10 win. RB Ontario Snead had a 96 yard TD run for the dagger and WR Damien Linson set a MAC title game record with 191 receiving yards. Central Michigan drubbed Middle Tennessee in the bowl as well, 31-14.
QB Dan LeFevour won MAC Freshman of the Year, throwing for 3000+ yards with 26 TD 10 INT, and running for 500+ with 7 TD. OT Joe Staley was 1st Team All-MAC, and ended up having a great career with the San Francisco 49ers. DE Dan Bazuin, the returning MAC Defensive POTY, had another 1st Team All-MAC season with 10.5 sacks, and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft along with Staley in the 1st. Staley formerly played TE, and caught 11 passes for 130 yards and 1 TD as a freshman in 2003.
4. 1984 (8-2-1 overall, 6-2-1 MAC)
Central Michigan had one of the best defenses in the country, and a solid offense to boot. A 6-0-1 start helped CMU jump out to a 4-0-1 conference record, competing with Bowling Green and Toledo for the MAC title. That set up a match with Bowling Green (5-2 overall, 4-1 MAC) for 1st place. Central Michigan dominated the day 42-21, but still had Toledo to get through. A 7-8 loss to Northern Illinois shortly after sucked, but had no impact on Central’s title hunt, and they rebounded to beat Ball State 51-7. That set up a de-facto conference title game between Central Michigan (8-1-1, 6-1-1 MAC) vs Toledo (7-1-1, 6-1-1 MAC). Despite a great CMU defensive effort, the Chippewas fell 7-14, and Toledo took the title. CMU’s season ended there, but it wasn’t without accolades. The defense was top 5 in the nation, giving up just 12.8 PPG. RB Curtis Adams earned 2nd Team All-American with 1204 rushing yards and 13 TD, while 5 other CMU players earned 1st Team All-MAC.
3. 1983 (8-3 overall, 7-2 MAC)
Just like 1984, this year’s team was in the hunt for a MAC title all year long with a top 5 defense and solid offense. 1983 was a 4-horse race between Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Toledo. After a 5-1 start, Central Michigan was right there in the hunt with a 4-0 conference record, but close losses put them out of it, losing 7-12 to Miami (OH) and 14-15 to Bowling Green. Left for dead, CMU rose up and put on their best 3 stretch of games maybe ever, beating 7-1 Northern Illinois 30-14, 6-4 Ball State 38-10, and 9-1 Toledo 34-6. NIU and Toledo were the top 2 teams in the MAC, yet Central Michigan beat them by a combined score of 64-20. If not for the 1 point loss to Bowling Green, Central Michigan would’ve been conference champions. Still, a fine year, and they finished in a 3-way tie for 2nd place with BG and Toledo. RB Curtis Adams arguably had a better year than his ‘84 season, rushing for 1431 yards and 15 TD. OG Chris McKay won team MVP. DB Jim Bowman earned 1st Team All-MAC in addition to those two, ranking 3rd in the nation with 8 picks. 3 other players for a total of 6 finished 1st Team All-MAC. Bowman was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and Adams went in the 8th round.
2. 1991 (6-1-4 overall, 3-1-4 MAC)
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Yes, their 4 ties tied the NCAA record for the most ties in a season. Going into week 3, CMU was 1-0-1, heading to #18 Michigan State for the Spartans’ season opener. Michigan State was coming off an 8-3-1 season in which they were Big Ten co-champions. Because of this, they were 21 point favorites over a CMU team that was coming off a conference title themselves. The game was a slow burn for MSU fans. Central Michigan took a 14-3 lead into halftime and never let up, winning 20-3. The Spartans never recovered, going 3-7 the rest of the way. For the conference slate, Central Michigan apparently loved to play it safe, going 3-1-4 for the strangest 2nd place finish you’ll ever see. Central Michigan wasn’t invited to a bowl, and can you really blame the bowl reps? Sure they only lost 1 game, but they also only won 6. Still, it was a great year. Wins included Michigan State, 6-5 Ball State, and rival 6-5 Western Michigan, with the only loss to 11-1 MAC champion Bowling Green. RB Billy Smith led the NCAA in carries, rushing 374 times for 1440 yards and just 6 TD on 3.9 YPC. This was a typical Central Michigan team for the time, ranking top 15 in PPG allowed (14.3, 12th) with a stale offense (18.6 PPG, 75th).
1. 2009 (12-2 overall, 8-0 MAC)
This was a really good team. After an opening 6-19 loss at Arizona, Central Michigan travelled to East Lansing, and just like 1991, beat Michigan State 29-27. CMU, down 20-27 with 30 seconds remaining, scored a TD and opted for 2, but QB Dan LeFevour’s pass sailed long. An onside kick and 25 second drive later, and CMU’s Andrew Aguila was kicking a 42 yard FG for the win. With 4th year starting QB Dan LeFevour and one of the best WR tandems in the country in Antonio Brown-Bryan Anderson, Central Michigan was the big bad team in the MAC, and they lived up to the hype, winning their 3rd conference title in 4 years. They ran through the MAC with a perfect 8-0 record, the only loss coming out of conference to Boston College. Wins included 56-8 over Eastern Michigan, 56-28 over Toledo, and 35-3 at Ball State. CMU beat Ohio in the title game for the 2nd time in 4 years, winning 20-10. They ended in a barn burner of a GMAC Bowl against Sun Belt champion Troy, winning 44-41 in 2OT, thanks to 200 yards and 1 kick return TD from Antonio Brown. Central Michigan finished #23, their only ever finish in the top 25.
LeFevour won MAC Offensive POTY for the 2nd time, completing 69.7% of passes for 3438 yards 28 TD 7 INT. He added another 713 yards and 15 TD on the ground, ranking 2nd in the NCAA in total TDs with 43. LeFevour completed an illustrious career, having won 3 MAC titles. LeFevour finished 1st in NCAA history for total TDs (150), and to this day is 3rd behind Case Keenum (178) and Baker Mayfield (153). In 2007, LeFevour became the 2nd player in NCAA history (1st being Vince Young) to pass for 3000 yards and rush for 1000 yards in a season. LeFevour also finished 2nd all time in total yards with 15,853, and is now 4th behind Keenum, Timmy Chang, and Landry Jones. At 6’3 230 lbs with great athleticism, LeFevour was a 6th round pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Antonio Brown put together another fantastic season, finishing 4th in the nation in catches with 110 for 1198 yards and 9 TD. He also ran for another 341 yards, and was the MAC Special Teams POTY with 3 returns (1 kick 2 punt) for TDs. The 6’5 WR Bryan Anderson finished as Central Michigan’s all time leading receiver with 3648 yards, going for 784 in 2009, the lowest total of his career but still earned 2nd Team All-MAC. Brown went on to have a Hall of Fame level career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. LB Nick Bellore led the team in tackles with 132, and has gone on to have a 12 year career in the NFL as a FB/LB. Coach Butch Jones left for Cincinnati after the season, and went on to coach at Tennessee.

5th Quarter

Do you remember that 2009 team with LeFevour and AB? Who was the better Central Michigan player all-time, Brown or LeFevour? Do you think Central Michigan’s place on this list is fair? What players/plays/games do you think of when you think of Central Michigan? Why does Michigan State lose so often to CMU? They also did it in 1992.
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2023.06.09 19:34 rex_dart_eskimo_spy “Putter” Cover. From Dick’s.

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