Active forum topics en NFL Combine Invites Sent <p>2 Wolverines invited- Glasgow and Henry. Rudddddddock and Bolden not invited.</p> <p><strong><a href=""></a></strong></p> <p>M&#39;s 2 invitees were 2nd worst in the B1G - only Purdue had fewer. And M Won 10 games. Bodes well for next year.</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard football Graham Glasgow NFL NFL combine Willie Henry Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:46:31 +0000 JeepinBen 105559 at OT: Morgan Burke to Step Down At Purdue July 2017 <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Breaking: Purdue announces that Athletic Director Morgan Burke plans to retire in July 2017.</p> &mdash; Dave Bangert (@davebangert) <a href="">February 11, 2016</a></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>(If he&#39;s not forced out first)<br /> But not before signing Darrell Hazzell to an 8 year, 24 million dollar extension. (I made that up).</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Seriously though, Morgan Burke was a key figure in upgrading the basketball/football facilities at Purdue, hopefully the next guy can get someone like Joe Tiller who can at least make it 4-5 games into the season pretending to be a good team.</span></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard basketball football i dont know what to put in these i'm stupid other purdue still sucks purdue sucks Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:44:38 +0000 IncrediblyBLUE 105558 at Georgia SB Nation writer calls Ann Arbor "a barren wasteland". Is mad at Harbaugh <blockquote> <p><span>Naturally Harbaugh&rsquo;s gambit has Greg Sankey and the SEC coaches up in arms. I can&rsquo;t say I blame them completely. In the cut throat world of college football recruiting they almost must object to anything Harbaugh does to gain a toe hold in a recruiting territory which puts the barren wasteland in which he resides to shame.&nbsp;</span></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><span>Harbaugh&rsquo;s still going to have to get players (and parents) up to the frozen north at some point before Signing Day. That&rsquo;s going to be a great reminder that Ann Arbor is still a heckuva long way from Orlando.</span></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p><span>Even in this connected world of ours, the best predictor of where a recruit will sign remains where he&rsquo;s grown up. &nbsp;I don&rsquo;t think Harbaugh&rsquo;s going to turn Johnny Five Star from a lifelong Florida State Seminole to a dyed in the wool Wolverine by having him witness a few practices.&nbsp;</span></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p><span>Finally, you have to wonder how Mark Dantonio, Urban Meyer, and other Rust Belt coaches spin this one. If I were Dantonio I&rsquo;d be visiting every high school coach and top recruit from Detroit to Ontonagon and asking them if they&rsquo;ve seen ole Jimmy around. In short, this move may help Harbaugh a little, but it probably doesn&rsquo;t really hurt SEC programs that much.</span></p> </blockquote> <p><a href=""></a></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:11:27 +0000 MaizeHaze 105553 at OT: UM grad's Horatio Alger-like climb to a Grammy nom. <p>This guy is a relatively recent grad. Comes from the tiny lakeside summer tourist town of&nbsp; Northport in the Leelanau Peninsula. Gotta like his moxie!</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard N/A Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:22:43 +0000 yossarians tree 105556 at OT: Lynn Swann says Megatron isn't worthy of the Hall of Fame <p>The writer thinks Swann&#39;s argument is ridiculous. I agree with the writer.</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard calvin johnson Detroit Lions football Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:55:46 +0000 Jasper 105545 at Hello: Jimmy Dougherty Thayer Evans is reporting San Jose State assistant Football Head Coach Jimmie Dougherty is being hired as an offensive assistant. Many of you may remember Dougherty as a position coach candidate last year. Not sure what his exact role is, but he's a welcome addition! Sorry, don't know how to embed a tweet <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard #HarbaughEffect football Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:05 +0000 FatGuyTouchdown 105551 at An Only Moderately Humorous Video: One Ordinary OSU Fan Hits a Former Actual Buckeye in the Scrotum with a Round Object <p>I have nothing more to add. Video: <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EDIT: I edited the thread title to make the Joy Vampires on this blog happy. Only MGoBlog could turn an enemy getting hit in the frank and beans by another enemy&nbsp;into a cause for argument and discord...</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:55:17 +0000 fomo 105548 at Finebaum: "Jim Harbaugh is the Donald Trump of CFB" <p>I apologize for the link from the Worldwide Leader, but the lead SEC cheerleader Paul Finebaum had an interesting take on Harbaugh ruffling feathers with the SEC, comparing the reaction of SEC coaches to Harbaugh&#39;s actions to the reactions of GOP candidates to Donald Trump. Of course he found a way to throw in some love for his beloved SEC:</p> <p>&quot;The SEC is at the vanguard of college athletics . . . The rest of the country is supposed to be reacting to the SEC, not the other way around. What has Jim Harbaugh done?&quot;&nbsp;</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Jim Harbaugh is the Donald Trump of <a href="">#CFB</a><br /> <br /> WATCH: <a href=""></a></p> &mdash; Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) <a href="">February 10, 2016</a></blockquote> </div> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard football Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:28:37 +0000 MGo2017 105538 at Coverage of Harbaugh at Pebble Beach Pro AM <p>JH is ignoring the SEC and relaxing at the Pebble Beach pro am this weekend.&nbsp; He was seen on Wed high fiving Bill Murray and Mark Wahlberg on the 7<sup>th</sup> hole at Pebble. &nbsp;He starts his official round today on 1<sup>st</sup> tee of Spyglass at 10:01am PT, 1:01 pm ET.&nbsp; Sarah is his caddy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Amateur leaderboard</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>USA Today Article on JH at Pebble</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>TV coverage links:</p> <p>free coverage of 15th and 17th at Pebble and free trial of pga golf channel 3-6pm</p> <p>(I do not think the above channels will show Harbaugh at Spyglass) &nbsp;</p> <p>Harbaugh will be at Pebble on Sat (and possibly Sun), when CBS coverage takes over 3-6pm ET.</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard football golf Harbaugh pebble beach SEC Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:45:18 +0000 michelin 105552 at OT: Scientists confirm existence of gravitational waves SCIENCE. <a href=";referer=" title=";referer="></a> MGoPhysicists, what does this mean? Can we finally have flying cars? <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:35:44 +0000 Gallagher 105549 at Denard on SOTS, Harbaugh, and More <p>I looked in vain to see if I could find this posted somewhere, and it surely is but damn if I could find it. &nbsp;Anyway it&#39;s Denard so double-posts don&#39;t count, because obviously.</p> <p>Free Rivals article (<a href="">LINK HERE</a>) with video of Denard&#39;s post-SOTS comments (embedded below). Among the highlights:</p> <p>On the SOTS stage:</p> <blockquote> <p><span>&quot;It was crazy,&quot; he said. [Ed.-not referring to subs] &quot;During the pre-trial runs, the whole thing, it was different - like, &#39;how is this supposed to go?&#39; When you see it you&#39;re like, &#39;this is comfortable ... a great idea.&#39; It was almost like draft day. You had guys announcing, breaking down highlights, Todd McShay breaking you down just like the draft - and coming to Michigan is like being drafted.</span></p> </blockquote> <p>On Harbaugh (Rivals selectively edited out the bolded&nbsp;bit in the article):</p> <blockquote> <p>He brings that enthusiasm, he brings that flair [Ed.-see what he did there?] that you need as a head coach, and as a coach, period. <strong>He brings that... awkwardness, sometimes. </strong>But he&#39;s got that winning mentality and he&#39;s going to do what he do to get there.</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard denard football Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:54:28 +0000 Sopwith 105543 at PTI guys say ESS-EEE-CEE is afraid of Harbaugh <p>First time posting, so sorry for any formatting issues, or if Kornheiser is banned from this site. (I did a search, and the last post I could find about him in particular was from Feb 2010).&nbsp;</p> <p>I personally think that Kornheiser and Wilbon are somewhat intelligent guys who are forced to know a little about a lot(Wilbon thinks that Michigan football is the only sports team that has practice/games over spring break) and say a lot of things that they don&#39;t truly believe sometimes to drive conversation. However, I thought this was interesting for one main reason:</p> <p>ESPN controls a lot of the narrative that goes out about players, coaches, schools, programs, etc... The fact that Kornheiser and Wilbon both say that the SEC is trying to get a rule changed by the NCAA because they are SCARED, on one of the most popular shows on the SEC loving ESPN nonetheless, has to be huge for public opinion on the spring practices at IMG and HARBAUGH, of course.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>For those who don&#39;t want to watch the two minute video, here is a quote that sums it up:</p> <p>Kornheiser: &quot;Everybody in college football is afraid of Jim Harbaugh because Jim Harbaugh is loud about this.&quot;</p> <p>Wilbon&#39;s Response: &quot;I agree.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard football Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:12:09 +0000 Cali's Goin' Blue 105544 at Rashan Gary: best DT in Rivals Era? <p>Rashan Gary: the best DT in Rivals era? The beloved Mike Farrell at rivals seems to believe so. Hype train has left the station for 2016 and beyond. Sorry for formatting on mobile.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EDIT: Hype train has been gone from the station for a while now...only has stopped to refuel. -TheDirtyD</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard football Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:28:00 +0000 Jim Harbaugh 105487 at Way OT: Gravitational Waves discovered??? <p>For the uber-geeks out there, be sitting down:&nbsp; Twitterverse (never known to be wrong) is abuzz with the suggestion that <em><strong>LIGO has detected gravitational waves</strong></em>.&nbsp; To the non-geeks, this is a huge, major, really big scientific discovery.&nbsp; It basically is a &quot;check the box&quot; of one of Einstein&#39;s major theories, which mostly had been assumed to be unprovable.</p> <p>I can post a ton of links, or you can google it, but here&#39;s one link:&nbsp; <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p><strong>What&#39;s a gravitational wave?</strong>&nbsp; The idea is, if a massive body (black hole, large star, etc.) undergoes a sudden movement -- like a cataclysmic explosion, or an impact with another equally-sized mass -- then a ripple will be created in its gravitational feels, for a brief moment.&nbsp; Gravity travels across vast distances, so a gravitational wave, basically, can travel millions or billions of lightyears.</p> <p>Only, gravity is so weak,* it was long assumed gravitational waves can&#39;t be detected.&nbsp; Scientists, armed with big budgets, weren&#39;t to be deterred, and set out building huge experiments to detect them.&nbsp; LIGO is the most famous.&nbsp; IIRC, it&#39;s basically an L-shaped underground tunnel, many miles long, where&nbsp;a laser beam is split then travels down both legs and recombined.&nbsp; If a gravitational wave were to pass through the Earth, it would affect the two legs different (being oriented differently), and the split laser beams when recombined would be out of phase.&nbsp; You&#39;d detect the wave -- if you could eliminate every other possible source of vibrations (e.g. trucks driving overhead).</p> <p>* How weak is gravity?&nbsp; It&#39;s (1 followed by 40 zeros)&nbsp;times&nbsp;weaker than electromagnetism. Put another way.&nbsp; A single magnet the size of a pencil eraser can lift a paperclip off of a table; meaning, that tiny magnet exerts more force on the paperclip than does the gravity of our entire planet.</p> <p><strong>Should you care?</strong>&nbsp; Discovering gravitational waves doesn&#39;t have immediate, practical implications, except that I&#39;m sure HARBAUGH will use them to break down defensive fronts next season.&nbsp; But this is a step towards confirming the basic building blocks of the universe.&nbsp; There could be long-term research implications from this, and ultimately, if you wanted to build a signalling device to humans around other stars (or on long-duration interstellar missions), sending gravity waves is better than light signals b/c they travel so damn far.</p> <p><strong>Here we go again?</strong>&nbsp; A year ago, there were rumors LIGO had discovered gravitational waves.&nbsp; The idea was debunked by the scientists on the project, and the rumor died down.&nbsp; It seems that TODAY, the rumors are exploding in the scientific community, and they aren&#39;t being debunked by the scientists involved -- just, you know, &quot;still checking the data.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Still...pretty cool.</strong>&nbsp; Even if this doesn&#39;t come to pass, it&#39;s a neat window for non-scientists into the cutting edge stuff that our technology, and budgets, is able to achieve.&nbsp; It seems that these kind of &quot;aha!&quot; moments are coming more and more for us now.</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard other Tue, 12 Jan 2016 02:42:53 +0000 superstringer 104556 at Men's Hoops at Minnesota <p>Tip at 9.&nbsp;</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard basketball I see the dork who has free tickets behind the Minnesota bench Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:08:58 +0000 RemorsefulFugitive 105539 at Dylan "D-Boss" Larkin as a thirteen year old Link: <a href="" title=""></a> <p> This video is awesome. Just surfaced today.</p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:39:01 +0000 Benn 105541 at Phase 2 of Harbaugh's SEC Invasion near completion. Phase 3 play @ UAB? <p>Good Article on my go to website for all things</p> <blockquote> <p>You may not find whining very attractive, but clearly, you&#39;re a big fan of needling. In your short time as the Michigan head coach, you&#39;ve managed to get under the skin of everyone in the Southeastern Conference from&nbsp;<a href="">Nick Saban</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="">Gus Malzahn</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="">Greg Sankey</a>.</p> <p>You&#39;ve drawn more blood around here than a deranged mosquito on Red Bull.</p> <p>Satellite camps in Alabama, Florida and Texas. Spring practice on spring break in Florida. What next? Your very own Michigan Media Day in Hoover? A Big Ten spring meeting in Destin?</p> </blockquote> <div> <a href=""></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The article suggests play at UAB, the school Alabama trustees tried to prevent from playing football. &nbsp;Maybe a two in AA, one game there might be a good schedule pickup?&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Any other suggestions for Phase Three of the Invasion?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:03:51 +0000 RED DAWN 105537 at Chauncey Billups' Number Retired Tonight <p>Mr. Big Shot! &nbsp;Here is video that was played at The Palace tonight. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">MUST WATCH: Here&#39;s the Chauncey tribute video we showed at halftime! <a href="">#MrBigShot</a><a href=""></a></p> &mdash; Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) <a href="">February 11, 2016</a></blockquote> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard basketball Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:08:41 +0000 LongLiveBo 105540 at Great Sam Webb article on Rashan Gary's decision <p>Sam has a new (free) post up in which he interviews Rashan&#39;s mom about the decision. It was closer than we (maybe) thought. But he chose the good guys.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>My favorite quote:&nbsp;<span>&quot;He picked Michigan so we will pack up all the gear,&rdquo; said Coney.&nbsp; &ldquo;And I did. I packed up all of his Alabama, USC and all of his gear that he&#39;s collected over the last four years, I put it in a box, and took it to the Salvation Army. You chose Michigan and that&#39;s where you&#39;re going to be.&quot;</span></p> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard crootin Rashan Gary Sam Webb Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:34:07 +0000 MC5-95 105527 at OT Michigan Cycling Public Kit Order Ends Friday <p>Hello everyone, I normally wouldn&#39;t post something like this, but I had received questions in the past about how to obtain an official Michigan Cycling kit (not one of those cheap knockoffs available in stores). The team&#39;s kit order is currently public and will live until Friday. Here is a bit about the order, copied from the team&#39;s facebook page. I&#39;m no longer with the team, but I am a former vice president and would be glad to direct any questions to the current regime.&nbsp;</p> <p>Michigan Alumni, Parents and Friends!</p> <p>Want to show off your Michigan pride when you ride? Well now is your chance! We are doing a team jersey order and would like to offer all of you the opportunity to order official Michigan Cycling Team kit.</p> <p>The store will only be open until February 12th, so don&#39;t miss out. Please email me if you have questions.</p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>Go to this link to create and account and place your order:<br /> <a href=";h=HAQH3JoePAQG80fe7mjcQUs1spOmur7W3fIJ9-U8cFewfLA&amp;enc=AZNe80iAn_SCzP5p_3R-a2_BtwCP2MBK5g45sw_mk12c93BwikIPiubl7jKIAMkhrtxztbkp3ijnS1M_vofd4QNsDax0h-qPWFOKxXqmmY2vjD3ZCCqYM_Rid12lc-hPbRzzW_pZVlD22eZyWvasqt7a_mVdBwU2rzAk4ft0Zg3FSiFMDLHBPWuRGxsZ78Chp003TMQzMEPV-aDNiumNoLy_&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;</a></p> <p>This link is open to anyone who wants to order, please pass it around to anyone who may be interested. A portion of the proceeds from every order goes directly to the team, so thank you in advance for your support. If you are interested in making an additional donation to the team, please email <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>A few notes:</p> <p>1) Delivery: your items should show up by mid April. We will let you know if anything changes.</p> <p>2) Minimums: We, as a team/alumni community, must order collectively a minimum of 10 pieces for each item of clothing (i.e. vests, women&#39;s jerseys, arm warmers etc.). If you order an item, and we don&#39;t end up meeting minimums, it won&#39;t be ordered and you will be automatically refunded.</p> </div> <a name="more"></a> MGoBoard Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:20:01 +0000 raptor 105535 at