this may be of some local interest
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
LAST WEEK: Fresh Look
More wallpaper? More wallpaper.
This week is all about the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach a.k.a. Jim Harbaugh. We love Harbaugh. He's an odd duck, but he's our odd duck, and he happens to be a damn good coach. Offseason Harbaugh has been entertaining, but it's time for Sideline Harbaugh to return. Let's celebrate.
These wallpapers are all about iconic Harbaugh things. First, we have the Skinny M hat. He isn't the first to wear it, but he wears it well. Second, the Harbaugh sweatshirt. He wears this thing everywhere, and this year it has a new logo. Third, the infamous "Enthusiasm" quote. Use it for daily motivation. Lastly, the Harbaugh schedule. HARBAUGH HARBAUGH HARBAUGH.
Use these wallpapers with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
Fun discussion-prompting (((content))) for the last day before college football from ESPN. They give their formula and list of blue blood programs, coming up with a group 8 blue bloods and ranking the rest of the D1 programs behind them.
I think ESPN's eight (BAMA, ND, tOSU, OKLA, USC, MICH, TEX, NEB) is an accurate list, though I would not really rank them within the group of 8 as they have. You could make an argument for a few teams that missed the cut, like a Florida or LSU, but there really is a large drop off between their program's history and the history of those in the top 8.
My biggest grievance is listing us with TWO (!?!?!?!) National Titles. We claim 11 and most writers don't dispute this. I've seen some publications list us with having 7 or 9 before. All of these numbers are many-folds greater than 2. They also list MSU with having two national championships. TF ESPN?? Did you even give the minimal wikipedia-level effort here?
The NCAA’s protracted investigation of Mississippi has taken a new twist within the last month – investigators have interviewed players at two or more rival Southeastern Conference schools about their recruitment by the Rebels, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.
NCAA Enforcement representatives have visited Auburn and Mississippi State, and perhaps at least one more SEC Western Division school, this summer to speak with players who were recruited by Ole Miss. The players were granted immunity from potential NCAA sanctions in exchange for truthful accounts of their recruitment, sources said.
Those interviews indicate that the NCAA investigation has expanded beyond the spring focus on former All-American offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
OIe Miss officials declined comment other than to say the school is continuing to cooperate with the NCAA during the investigation. The NCAA, citing longstanding policy, declined comment as well.
Mississippi has been under investigation for years, and in late January was charged with 28 violations in three sports – 13 of them football, with the rest coming in women’s basketball and track and field. Nine of those alleged violations occurred during the tenure of current coach Hugh Freeze, who has a 34-18 record in four seasons in Oxford.
Tonight! Always fun following the teams around here.
Who's your team, how are they looking for 2016?
"Among recruits, Michigan has “become kind of the cool, hip school,” said Brandon Huffman, national director of recruiting for Scout.com. “And that’s almost 100% attributed to Harbaugh.”
Harbaugh is considered among the best football minds in college or the NFL — Michigan had a record of 10-3 in his first season, up from 5-7 the year before — but his approach to coaching tends to the conservative.
His rebellious side comes out in recruiting, and he has changed the way college programs operate. Harbaugh’s innovations come at a rapid speed, and some explore the boundaries of NCAA rules, but they all share the same aim: to stay in the news and, therefore, in the consciousness of top recruits.
That approach, Huffman said, has made Michigan a recruiting powerhouse."
Source: Zach Helfand, 8/25/2016, LA Times