I am forever getting no love for starting that Courtney Love pun thread a month ago....
Dear Diary Dines at Waterloo
This sounds like a snarky college applicant's answer to the "who would you invite to dinner?" question, but it's real: you can actually pay actual-ass money to have actual dinner with the actual Coach Carr, Coach Hoke, Dhani Jones, and Mike Martin. Plus the money goes to a good cause, helping markw and rest of a community service student organization fund their 2012 projects.
Speaking of Projects, you gotta see this Multi-Parter by crex that goes over every BCS year to figure out from available evidence how many teams need to be in a playoff in order to make sure those with a strong claim always get in. He has a few different conclusions than my Museday a few weeks ago on this. Read 1998 through 2011, then Part II is 2002 to 2005. More to come. Crex is your diarist of the week. And he didn't even have to embarrass his wife for this one!
Maize_in_spartyalnd followed that up with a study on the bowl payouts in-conference accumulated over the same time period. The Big Ten splits all of this but it's kind of interesting to see the numbers. Ohio State is out-contributing Indiana at more than $100 to the dollar, not that this surprises you. Did we really just get $6 million for being in the Sugar Bowl?
Did you know ESPN is actually really good at picking out overrated Michigan recruits? A study by blueloosh only went through 2008 and 2009 to see which of ESPN, Rivals and Scout were better at predicting how M's recruits would fare. The study is not at all conclusive—the final tally is too close to call and the transfers don't help.
Ace's Recruiting Corner of Funny Names
So we have a 2013 recruit named Courtney Love. It is at this very moment that I am happiest Brian and Ace have to do the recruiting posts—and the heavy Googling that entails—around here. In fact Heiko and I are having a little G-Chat party right now. More funny names interviewed were James Onwualu, an athlete from Seantrel Henderson's school, and OL Cameron Dillard, who—get this—is working out with Barwis. Current conference class rankings are current.
This is Pretty Much My Daily Inner Monologue:
Awesome job done again by Six Zero on the t-shirts. Let the world know what you're thinking. And while we're on Six, the adventures of The Blockhams continue. That link isn't to the diary but his site and the newest comic with bow ties in it, because I like that one better.
Etc. Video of Michigan vs. MSU in a sport we consistently beat them in these days. And credit to Yesman2221 for his OSU preview, posted four (to one) scores, and four (to nothing) scores ago. LATE BREAK: His Notre Dame Preview is up.
Quiet Best of the Board.
Here's to you, Friars singing Here's to You, Denard Robinson.
The fun begins 2:00 in.
A Wisconsin fan says Michigan is their biggest rival. I wouldn't scorn this like Illinois; Badger fans have had it in for us ever since we were doing things like keeping Dayne under 50 yards and a few other preposterous things (punt hitting a gunner's foot, David Terrell leaping over double-coverage) when a Michigan loss might have been the difference between a Rose Bowl as Big Ten Champ, or an outside shot at a No. 2 ranking and BCS bid. There are exactly two things we can hate them back for: 1) You can tell their O-Line are all going to the NFL because they hold every freaking play, and 2) They can't remember a time when their current RB wasn't the best back in the country. Come to think of it that is actually kind of adorable in a provincial sort of way. Change my 2) to Bielema's nose. That or the grand-transfer quarterbacking. But you kept State out of a BCS bowl without fighting us for recruits, and for that we thank you.
In the wake of another ho-hum defeat of MSU in basketball, a posbang thread ensued.
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aquaman2342 of TreMendOus enlisted the board's help for today's interview with Brandy. MFR interviewed Michael Hutchings of Cal-De La Salle; apparently this name is far too normal for Ace. Last time I checked up on De La Salle they still hadn't lost a football game ever or something, but this was when Matt Gutierrez was their QB.
yeah we really love you, we really love you, we really do.
I'm sorry, but anyone who spends enough time on this site to accumulate thousands of of points is probably embarrassing their wife. Myself definitely included.
What if my wife also has an account? Is it whoever has the most MGoPoints is embarrassing the other?
I am printing this thread and bringing it home to show my wife there are worse offenders out there than me. "At least I don't have 5 digits honey, see!"
"...ten times as many points/time/waste/loser/etc"
So you're claiming to not only understand your wife, but the spouse of everyone else on the blog as well? That is some big talk right there, my friend.
My wife calls MGoBlog my mistress. The fact that I have a mistress obviously is embarrassing to her. I assumed that would apply to most wives. That's probably a bad assumption, though.
Those current conference class rankings aren't current. Ohio's list should have Perkins and the OL who flipped from Penn State.
Where is that Maize_in_spartyalnd post on bowl payouts? I'm lookin', but I can't find it.
Thanks. Should be fixed now. Weird -- it was correct in the editor, but when I re-pulled it into WLive the links moved over. It happened all the way down the damn article!
I'm still on speaking terms with the editor, because every time you edit a post it trashes all the picture scaling and you have to redo it. *shakes fist in impotent rage*
I should have been able to find that, but I copy/pasted a typo into the search bar. Thanks for helping me through that internet brain fart.
...need a better tailor. Their pants are embarrassingly poor-fitting.
I wonder what the over/under is on jokes that recruit Courtney Love has heard about his name?
Like how many times she's had something like that on her face.
They were sold out before the diary entry was posted, I think. [Ed. - Plenty of other tickets, though! Sounds like a great dinner for a great cause.]
For several reasons, we actually aren't able to release the premium tickets yet. They should be available in about two weeks. If you are interested in purchasing them, email us: appreciate at umich.edu. We can send you an email once they do become available.
If you bother Coach Carr with shit about 3&Out or Rodriguez I hope Mike Martin makes you eat your own foot.
God bless Carr, but Mike Martin might be more interested in letting him explain his 3 year vanishing act that coincided with Martin's freshman/sohpmore years. ...not that you'd get anything out of the king of coachspeak!
What vanishing act? Just because Lloyd wasn't vocal with the media during the RR era (shocking, I know considering his love of the media when he was coaching) doesn't mean that the players think he abandoned them.
I hate the Wisconsin TEAM because they're a bunch of damn cheap shot artists. Wisconsin fans are just fine.