| Pelicans Talk|| Who is the best defender, AD, Jrue, or Asik? - TheSexecutioner on 12/16/14 at 11:35 am|
So, here's a hypothetical question. If the game had no offensive component...... Let's say we play NBA teams with the only goal being to minimize their scoring over 100 possessions. Who do you take? Additionally, where do you rank each player in their respective position?
Right now, I'm going As...
| Pelicans Talk|| Stat Question For Boom - TheSexecutioner on 12/11/14 at 2:03 pm|
Boom, or anyone else who knows...... Where can I find the team off/def rating for when a certain player is on the court...... So like plus/minus but broken down to points scored and allowed per 100 possessions.
Oh and frick the Rockets :doublebird:...
| More Sports Board|| Mathematical Comparison of FSU's Season To Bamas - TheSexecutioner on 12/3/14 at 8:11 am|
So I am appalled at how inept the committee is at finding a way to compare an undefeated team to a 1 loss team. So I came up with 2 methods that help illustrate it. The first is for the mathematically challenged.
In order to compare "apples to apples", we need to give Florida State a loss since...
| More Sports Board|| Blocking JJ Watt for $1,000,000 Hypothetical - TheSexecutioner on 11/16/14 at 5:33 pm|
My friends and I were just discussing this hypothetical I came up with. You are given a check for a million dollars. The check is placed 10 feet behind you on the ground. If you can stop JJ Watt from picking it up for 7 seconds without holding or doing anything illegal, you get to keep the millio...
| More Sports Board|| Why is Mississippi State Ranked Ahead of Florida State? - TheSexecutioner on 11/7/14 at 2:28 pm|
I know it doesn't matter, but why even have this? It brings about even more distrust about pollsters and committees legitimate favoring of SEC teams. Plus, it's just ridiculous that if Virginia does the unthinkable and ends Florida State's 20+ game win streak, they will have not beaten the #1 team...
| Pelicans Talk|| The Dwight Effect is BS - TheSexecutioner on 10/30/14 at 12:53 pm|
Boom keeps on posting about the Dwight Effect. It is a study done showing the effect that Dwight has on the game. But Boom makes it seem like it crowns him the best defender in the game. It being named after him doesn't make him an effective defender any more than somebody doing a study they titl...
| O-T Lounge|| Is The Word "Retarded" Offensive? - TheSexecutioner on 10/30/14 at 9:07 am|
I just saw a Facebook post by some girl whining about the use of the word retarded. It was one of those stupid charts that set up a piece-wise function in which all scenarios arrived upon the conclusion of "retarded" not being appropriate to use. So apart from the obvious answer that word policing...
| Music Board|| 1989 - Taylor Swift Does It Again - TheSexecutioner on 10/28/14 at 6:37 am|
Album is incredible. Even better than Red. In one week, she will likely outsell all other albums for the whole year(including Beyonce)....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Minute Arbitrarily Coming Off the Clock. - TheSexecutioner on 10/26/14 at 8:43 pm|
1st and 10 for Green Bay with 3:10 left and the clock not running. They end up what would be the next actual play with about 2:13 left. A minute came off because of the screwed up rules of football. Clock started after a pass interference and then restarted after a delay of game.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Could We Stop Running The Ball? - TheSexecutioner on 10/19/14 at 2:21 pm|
We are averaging 10 yards per pass play. 1.8 yards per rush play. I really wish we would stop wasting plays running it....
| More Sports Board|| Hedge Bet for Florida to win National Championship. - TheSexecutioner on 10/15/14 at 5:48 am|
So I mentioned this in another thread, but now I've calculated it out, and I think there is some definite arbitrage on Florida. Before you start dismissing it, hear me out.
Florida controls their own destiny to win the SEC East. If they win out, they will be SEC champions and have beaten Florid...
| Tiger Rant|| Any LSU fans in Germany? - TheSexecutioner on 9/30/14 at 10:14 am|
Moving to Germany for a while. Jena. About an hour southwest of Leipzig. Want to try to prevent myself from getting into soccer by keeping up with American sports and LSU games.
So anybody here live or have lived in Germany? How is the US sports accessibility?...
| More Sports Board|| Most Illogical Decision Consistently Made by Sports Coaches? - TheSexecutioner on 9/8/14 at 10:16 pm|
What do you think is the most egregious example of irrational behavior in coaching(of a major sport) that happens frequently?
a) punting on most 4th downs
b) basketball coaches pulling players with early foul trouble
c) pitching "Closer" in the 9th inning regardless of whether there are more es...
| Tiger Rant|| WWYD as Wisconsin Coach? - TheSexecutioner on 9/4/14 at 1:54 pm|
Interesting question I was talking over with a friend. Let's say you were Wisconsin's coach in the LSU game. 4th and 12 from your own 8, 1:35 left, 3 timeouts, and down 4. Rank these 3 options in terms of giving your team the best shot at winning.
a) go for it
c) kneel the ball
| Tiger Rant|| Club Seat Question - TheSexecutioner on 9/3/14 at 4:47 pm|
So a buddy asked if I wanted to go to the game this week with he and his parents in club seats. I was planning on just tailgating and watching the Michigan State-Orego game as I am a huge Sparty fan.
So my question is will club seating have any TVs with the MSU-Oregon game on?...
| Pelicans Talk|| How truthful do you find PER to be? - TheSexecutioner on 5/2/14 at 1:15 pm|
I have seen conflicting opinions on this. Some say that PER doesn't lie. Others say it does. Some say that sometimes it does and other times it doesn't.
What does Pelicans Talk think?...
| More Sports Board|| Major Flaw in Basketball Replay Rules - TheSexecutioner on 3/21/14 at 3:38 pm|
Anybody who just watched the New Mexico game saw how flawed the replay system is. The problem is that possession, but not fouls, can be judged on review. New Mexico grabbed a rebound that Stanford swatted at and knocked out of bounds. Or at least that's what the ref thought. However, upon review, it...
| Pelicans Talk|| Interesting Article on Benching Players with Foul Trouble - TheSexecutioner on 12/30/13 at 11:54 pm|
I feel like this applies to this board as it is one of the major gripes I, and others I'm sure, have with Monty.
I agree completely with the writer. There are plenty of other articles covering the more advanced factors(e.g. the myth ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Payton's Inexcusable Timeout Management - TheSexecutioner on 11/18/13 at 3:01 pm|
Why is he getting a pass on his Miles-esque TO usage? Just because we happened to win?
He called a timeout on a play that was automatically reviewable in the first half. One might think he would realize what a fool he was being and turn TO calling duties to somebody with a brain, but nope.
| More Sports Board|| NFL Teams Refusing to go for 2 - TheSexecutioner on 10/10/13 at 11:27 am|
The league average for 2 pt conversions from 2000-2009 is 47.9%. The mark to beat to make it indifferent to kicking the PAT is ~49%. So almost indifferent as is. However, you have to think that there is huge variance to that success rate based on the team. There is no way that the teams on the o...