Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 86,383, Level: 91
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 1,067
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,910
    Points
    86,383
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 295
    Given: 52

    Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    I'm not a big BCS hater but I prefer computer polls over human polls in which results are manipulated. Anything that involves input from Jim Walden should be highly questioned.


    In the Harris Poll, former Miami and Kentucky coach Fran Curci voted the Huskies No. 13. But the biggest outlier was former Iowa State coach Jim Walden, who voted Northern Illinois No. 9.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 154,874, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    weR138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,525
    Points
    154,874
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 32

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I'm not a big BCS hater but I prefer computer polls over human polls in which results are manipulated. Anything that involves input from Jim Walden should be highly questioned.


    Why are coaches and ex-coaches considered as pollsters. It makes absolutely zero sense.


    RIP Janice
    b. April 2012 d. April 2012
    9 posts
    May perpetual light shine upon him.

  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 52,852, Level: 71
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,198
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,824
    Points
    52,852
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 160
    Given: 271

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    That's pretty bad.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 54,449, Level: 72
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,101
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    4,095
    Points
    54,449
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 556
    Given: 258

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    He was also the voter to have Florida #1 and Ohio State #2 in 2006 when Florida ended up beating Ohio State 41-14.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 737,175, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 66.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    48,080
    Points
    737,175
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,604
    Given: 761

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    That's stupid.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 20,455, Level: 43
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 295
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,089
    Points
    20,455
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 110
    Given: 496

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Why don't they get rid of outliers from the collected data?



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 154,874, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    weR138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,525
    Points
    154,874
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 32

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Why don't they get rid of outliers from the collected data?
    By outliers I assume you mean ****ing idiots and coaches?


    RIP Janice
    b. April 2012 d. April 2012
    9 posts
    May perpetual light shine upon him.

  8. #8
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,239, Level: 27
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 511
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    AnotherMNClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Nebraska :(
    Posts
    336
    Points
    8,239
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 12

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Why are coaches and ex-coaches considered as pollsters. It makes absolutely zero sense.
    If I remember correctly the Harris polls original goal wasn't to find unbiased voters like most polls but to instead find somebody affiliated with each D1 school to vote, and I guess that's the best we had



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 75,390, Level: 85
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 1,160
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    NATEizKING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hilton
    Posts
    6,995
    Points
    75,390
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 309
    Given: 435

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Everyone wants the BCS to burn, this is his contribution, picking up where we left off with OSU last year.



  10. #10
    Rookie
    Points: 6,707, Level: 24
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 343
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    356
    Points
    6,707
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 2

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Why are coaches and ex-coaches considered as pollsters. It makes absolutely zero sense.
    .

    In 2014 when the 4 team playoff starts,ex coaches may be on the committee to select those teams so all this complaining makes zero sense.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 53,410, Level: 71
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 640
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    MeanDean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Clarence IA-Jensen Bch FL
    Posts
    2,989
    Points
    53,410
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 521

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Remove coaches poll from the equation. Major $$$ conflict of interest


    No matter what, I could NEVER cheer for Dirt and Urine.

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 154,874, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    weR138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,525
    Points
    154,874
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 32

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Quote Originally Posted by cyspy View Post
    .

    In 2014 when the 4 team playoff starts,ex coaches may be on the committee to select those teams so all this complaining makes zero sense.
    It's 2012 so this post makes zero sense.


    RIP Janice
    b. April 2012 d. April 2012
    9 posts
    May perpetual light shine upon him.

  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 92,657, Level: 94
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 493
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,256
    Points
    92,657
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 105
    Given: 67

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    Walden still assumes the hoks are a good team.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 101,729, Level: 99
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 1,321
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    awd4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,196
    Points
    101,729
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 769
    Given: 523

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    The coaches poll needs to be completely done away with.



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 53,410, Level: 71
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 640
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    MeanDean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Clarence IA-Jensen Bch FL
    Posts
    2,989
    Points
    53,410
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 521

    Re: Walden votes NIU 9 in Harris

    If you ever listened to the Jim and Jim show on WHO you know he and Zabel shared a brain. Obviously not a very good one. Of course it's possible that Zabel had the brain the day he filled this out.


    No matter what, I could NEVER cheer for Dirt and Urine.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 11:00 AM