This looks like he might be announcing his commitment to Michigan at the BBQ at the Big House on May 22. Hopefully this is true. What a roller-coaster ride this has been.
D-Hart very close to committing to Michigan.
to your nightmare.
i think this one slides bc it appears to be the first time it's been stated not behind a pay wall
I recomend the OP reads the (usefull stuff) at the top of the page. I sure as hell wish I would of.
What does "would of" mean? I keep reading that on this board and it is a little perplexing. I know it sounds similar to would've, but the meaning is totally different in fact, those two words together make no sense at all.
of have? I dunno I went to Flint.
Well played...that was a perfect retort.
That was funny.
it appears to be two different thoughts not separated by a semi-colon or period.
No need to hang your head for that one, he was talking about my post.
What DOES your post header mean? It appears to be an improperly used contraction.
OMG... was that a positive Michigan article in the Freep, or just my imagination?
and I am happy. Sounds like good news for now!
What does it say, the link won't work. I have that website blocked.
I was stunned that the freep would say anything nice without some backhanded bullshit... There is a 1st time for everything.
I still hate the Free Press though
how has Dee Hart's recruitment been a roller-coaster ride? He loved Michigan, he visited another campus and liked it, he came back to Michigan and loved it again. Doesn't this happen hundreds of times each year with recruits? Isn't this normal?
See, he loved Michigan (up), then it looked like he was going to go to Auburn or Alabama (down), and now it looks like he's coming to Michigan again (up).
That's...pretty much the definition of a roller coaster.
Yeah but there weren't any loop-d-loos, so it wasn't even that great. And it wasn't even the kind where you put your arms up and scream the whole way.
I'm sure I've seen you answer this before, but who is the lovely lady in your avatar?
AKA, my ex-girlfriend.
Rough breakup? What happened? You two seemed so happy.
A friend of Kerr?
Eh, she chewed with her mouth open. Big turn-off.
Not only is that inaccurate, but it's also just a tad bit uncouth. I'm sorry you're having a bad day. Go treat yourself to some ice cream. I just learned that Dairy Queen has SEVENTY-FIVE flavors of Blizzard Treats. That sounds pretty enticing...
No offense Magnus, but that is a VERY boring roller coaster I must say. It's more like those U-shaped rides, the kind they had at Great American near Chicago. Or one of those big boat things you get in and it swings from one side to the other. Only in this case it only did it once, which I would also consider boring.
That said, WOOHOO!!
It's the Junior Gemini.
In my world, that's called an elevator.
Then Sir you must live in a world without time. Adding a fourth dimension clearly converts your elevator to a roller coaster as the ups and downs occur at different temporal points.
Graph it, I'm serious.
In my world, where I consider Michigan recruiting, nothing really happens until either (1) a recruit commits to Michigan, or (2) National Signing Day. So, these artificial ups and downs that are created by Tom Beaver and Chris Balas to justify monthly subscriptions and page hits don't register on my radar.
jg2112 doesn't care about recruiting, and he makes sure to remind us of that on just about every recruiting thread.
To show us how much he doesn't care, see?
Because he doesn't care, he comments about it all the time?
Do you get it?
So Hart is to a Rollercoaster as jg2112 is to a (blank).
* Hot Air Balloon
* Rocket ship
Help me out Magnus - your posts have been keeping a smile on my face all lunch.
Answer: floating house containing Carl Fredricksen
A = stock market meltdown
I realize that now - I just wanted to make certain he understood why his elevator analogy was flawed. While an elevator may go up and down, at the end of the day it has not actually gone anywhere...like some posts :)
This is only true if you limit yourself to a paultry 3 dimensions. Try to think like Zoltan: the possibilities are endless once you fold space-time.
Okay...but does a roller coaster go anywhere either? At the end of it ride, you get off at the same station you started from.
Unless something goes wrong horribly wrong.
Fair enough - really just having some some. I could be fooling myself but after a good roller coaster ride I feel like I've gone somewhere. Elevator - not so much.
Who stays on an elevator for a trip up, a trip down, and then a trip back up? You're either forgetful or a bellboy.
I have seen some OSU students get a little overwhelmed with the math on those buttons.
Well, it is definitely a better metaphorical roller coaster ride to have with a recruit than the Demon Drop.
involving Hart showing great interest, then releasing a top 5 without UM in it, then showing interest, then saying his mom was displeased with the NCAA investigation, then expecting to come up and not showing up, then planning a visit, then visiting, then his mom interview
this whole "announcement at the bbq" thing emerged from a pay-wall item. VH teased it but the firm date appeared on Rivals, etc. now if they just said at the bbq by putting together 2 and 2 and don't KNOW it then shame on them. however, as much as i feel this is old news, it's the first free news article everyone can put their finger on as 'proof.'
Cleaned-up porn stars dancing to bad James Taylor songs - that seems like a winning combination to me.
Yeah, who knows, maybe its all those feather-haired dudes that periodically hop around in tight pants? Classic 80s, but whatever.
It's from the 80's, therefore not Lil Wayne enough. I'm really starting to dig this disgruntled old man thing. With that said, Get the hell off of my lawn!!
M live also has the same info.
"Hart is one of the most heavily recruited running backs in the country for the class of 2011. He has accumulated more than 30 scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame and Ohio State."
This is what coach Rod brings to the table; when is the last time a highly recruited back not from the state of Michigan chose us?
I can hardly wait to see what commits fall our way when the program is back to it's perennial winning form...
Yeah...it might have been a whole two years ago when McGuffie came from Texas.
Wow...I can't even believe I remember that far back.
but in fairness he did say from the state of Michigan.
He said "not from the state of Michigan."
I misread that one, sorry.
Take out the state of Michigan part, since Tyrone Wheatley was about the last highly rated back from MI that did anything (sorry Grady, not so sorry Kelly). Virtually all of our big backs since we won the national title were from out of state, and I believe Carr recruited all of them. It was a very silly comment either way you slice it.
Yeah, but you can't say "not from the state of Michigan" without saying "from the state of Michigan".
Think about it.
You also can't say "Think about it" without saying "tit."
If you are State football player, it's also hard to say "I'll have a number 1, biggie sized" without saying "and all the cash in that register beeyotch".
you are on a roll.
it's been so long since I've grimaced with chagrin, but yeah, Sam was certainly a big pick up outside the state of Michigan. I keep forgetting he wasn't one of Coach Rod's guys, that he was one of the last-if not the last-commit for Coach Carr.
*draws another line in the sand*
I double dare ya to step over that line because I don't...uh, believe we had another candidate for "back everyone wanted" that didn't come from the state of Michigan. Besides Sam. C'mon, I double dare ya...
Carlos Brown? Wasn't he highly recruited out of Georgia?
No offers from 'SC, Florida, ND, Alabama. He was touted, but not Dee Hart touted.
Michael Shaw? Carlos Brown? Max Martin?
Wasn't Shaw even more highly rated than McGuffie?
Alabama, Florida, OSU, ND, AND USC? I don't think so. Justin Fargas, Sam McGuffie probably make that list, but most of our RB's do not. We've had some great backs, don't get me wrong, but most were not given that kind of love. Mike Shaw for example got plenty of love, but he wasn't offered by OSU, ND, 'SC or Alabama; he's a talented back, but not all the big time schools wanted him. I'm getting that info off the Rivals site, not off the top of my head. Dee Hart, on the other hand, all the big time schools have offered...and it looks like we're in the catbird seat. For this to happen on the hind end of back to back losing seasons makes me look forward to our recruiting when we are winning.
That's what I meant to say, thank you.
if I'm in the wrong, I don't want any sugarcoat. I think for the most part that's the way it is here, you say something factual it better be accurate; no one wants to deal with bull#$%^. Besides, I don't take things personal, it's not like I'm saying anything really heart-felt. Well actually, 'Hart-felt' I suppose, but not "heart-felt".
On with the show...
I usually agree with you when someone gets jumped on for a comment, but his was just silly. No major backs from out of state? First of all, we haven't had a back from in-state for a while, so is he saying we haven't had a major back period? Guys like Anthony Thomas, BJ Askew, Chris Perry, Mike Hart (although not much of a recruit) and our recent guys Brandon Minor, Carlos Brown and Michael Shaw probably take issue with that.
Just as ridicuous: "Brennan Beyer! Look what RR can do! If only Lloyd could have brought in a decent in-state pass-rushing DE."
a) You're certainly in a sassy mood.
b) No, I don't know what he's trying to say. His comment was centered around the "fact" that highly-touted out-of-state running backs rarely come to Michigan, which is just about the opposite of the truth. He even admitted it. Why do you have a problem with it?
c) I don't have any butt buddies, but if you're offering...I'm still not interested.
Justin Fargas, #1 rated back in the nation. Short, unfortunate Wolverine career.
Fun Fact: My fiancee went to high school (and was friends with) Justin Fargas. As well as Kirsten Dunst and Summer from the OC (whose name escapes me). Also, Fargas' dad was Huggy Bear (sp?) on Starsky and Hutch.
Another fun fact: My aunt was the art teacher at that high school. All we need now is Kevin Bacon.
Is it more effective to boycott them altogether or to try and give them behavior modification by only clicking when they have something good to say about UM?
Since the level of writing there isn't really all that compelling, anyway, I continue to boycott.
I would assume that they track total clicks, not clicks per article. I doubt that they have anyone on their staff as competent as The Mathlete who can try to track the number of clicks when the article is pro-M vs. the number of clicks when the article is anti-M.
Just need to throw the house at him on May 22nd. Hope things go our way.
but no need for that pathetic excuse for a newspaper