It was BiSB if I remember correctly, may he rest in peace.
Mike Lantry, 1972
It was BiSB if I remember correctly, may he rest in peace.
I have unilaterally implementing a new rule. Well, I guess the rule isn't NEW so much as it just hasn't been enforced. Either way, it's a thing now, and it's called the Snowflake Rule. The Snowflake Rule is simple: threads that just repeat the same stuff everyone else is thinking are not thread-worthy. Here are some ways to know if you are in violation of the Snowflake Rule:
- Your thread title begins with the words "My thoughts on," "My opinion regarding," or "What I think about"
- You cover a topic tat has been covered multiple times on the board or on the front page
- The evidence supporting your post's hypothesis is entirely (a) opinion and/or (b) empty, high-level, tautological statements like "Denard is fast"
- Your conclusion is something either obvious or completely opinion-based, like "we will be better if the blockers block people" or "Kalis should play because I think he'd be better." Or, as a totally hypothetical example, "Denard should run because Denard is fast at running."
Bottom line: posting a unique take on things is perfectly acceptable. If you want to post about a proposed defensive alignment or scheme that will allow the line to get better penetration? Knock yourself out. Want to demonstrate why Denard should run more by providing an analysis of past running QBs or of Michigan's success based on various run/pass ratios? We'd like to read it. But posting your take on a common question will get your thread pulled like something from a Weezer song.
But who was the first half smartass/half genius who posted a "snowflake" thread to contain all the snowflakes? Think it might have even been a Sunday morning thread.
I made one once, but it was far from the first. If I had to guess it would have been the same night that BiSB posted this, but I really don't know.
(but thought to be profoundly different by thread originators), usually the posts are mostly the same (i.e. all snowflakes) and not deserving of their own thread.
Just my guess/interpretation.
Remember 1989 when we lost to Illinois in the regular season in 1989 and then beat them in the final four. Shit happens, but we still get at least one more shot at Ohio and it won't be close when they face us at Crisler.
Lost to them twice in the regular season and Glenn Rice was on fire in the final four.
They didn't play well on the road with #1 hanging over their heads and Trey trying to make a statement in C-bus. I had a bad feeling about the team focusing on the wrong things after seeing Hardaway's tweet last night. However, they settled in and fought back but they couldn't overcome all o'd their mistakes. A lot of lessons to be learned from a poor performance and I think this will end up being a game that will be looked back on as when the team realized that the only way they lose is if they beat themselves.
Burke definitely was not himself today. He tried to do way too much.
I liked the sound of "Snokeflakes", but I could not find a hidden meaning, and now it is gone.
About Brady Hoke. Seemed too OT right now.
Way too passive going to the hole. We needed to match their hand checking and physicality in the beginning so the refs have no choice but to call fouls. Instead they got away with fouls which led to turn overs and easy buckets. Not to mention everyone was clearly rattled and were off their game. What's done is done, they'll have to gulp this one down and pay them back in AA. Go blue!
I know it's been brought up by a few in this post as well as other posts the past few weeks but what is up with these slow starts?! I mean, other than the Northwestern game, the other three games in Big Ten play have had just horrible starts to the game. I'd love to say that this will only cost us a game or two this season but I'm not so sure anymore. 1 game, ok...two games, eek...three games, folks, we have a trend. And it's a trend that has got to stop! Are teams just amped to play us? Are we overly excited and get sloppy? Are we asleep? Curious on your thoughts...Hail!
Stauskas was brutally bad today. Hardaway was bad for the first half. Robinson was off today. Burke played his worst game of the year and they were an in and out 3 pointer away from coming back from 21 on the road to win.
And stauskas was nonexistent
We lost by 3 on the road to the #15 team in the country after our best player had a shot rattle out with a chance to go up by one with 15 seconds left.
I don't see any scenario where we don't blow them out by double digits on the return trip.
Given the terrible start, we erased a 21 point deficit on the road at the #15 team's home court which is a pretty solid home court advantage (as compared to NW). We'll be fine. I'd bet we'll beat them by 15 in Ann Arbor
Too bad, though.
Enough with the moral victory junk. We did that two years ago when we lost to osu by four at home, we shouldn't be doing it now. You have to beat your rivals and we are not good at it.
I don't think anyone here is arguing it's a moral victory. Are you denying that it could potentially be a good learning experience for the team? We are 3-1 against MSU in our last four, and we split with OSU last year. Barring another mental collapse, we will almost certainly win at Crisler.
Its not about moral victories, its about being realistic. Very few teams go undefeated.
Duke lost to NC State on the road.
Indiana lost to Butler at a neutral site.
Ohio State is arguably better than both of those teams and we were a 1/2 an inch away from being up by 1 against them on their home court with 15 seconds left after being down 21. The loss sucks, especially since its them, but its not something to get overly upset over.
Sick of not winning big games much more often than not. Seriously, this is Michigan and that is why we are who we are. That is how we used dominate others.
No "maize" unis in a rivalry game. WTF?
Happy with the effort, not happy with the result, they tied it up then settled for 8 three point attempts in a row
Their misery is easing my pain...
might wanna hold off on that....
Im going to bed...
You mean the Seahawks?
by 18 after trailing by 21 without really having their A game today
thats a snowflake.
Keentucky lost to Indiana and Vanderbilt last year. In today's CBB, no one is immune to having a blemish somewhere.
After taking 5 minutes to cool down, it's not hard to take this as an encouraging game actually. We played like dogshit for 90 percent of the game and only lost by 3. Tells me this team is as outrageously talented as we thought, and if they get their heads screwed on in pregame instead of at halftime they should be able to beat anyone.
That's a hard place to play and they were jacked up. We won't start play or shoot that bad again and won't face them at home. We will be just fine and im encouraged with the comeback.
1. Gotta be smarter and realize what is working and what isn't. If we can't hit a three to save our lives we should probably stop jacking them, especially when we had already erased the deficit.
2. Obviously you can't come out that sloppy and spot a good team a 20 point lead.
3. Burke tries too hard to show Ohio they should have offered him.
4. Impressed with this team's ability to compose themselves and almost make the comeback.
5. McGary played pretty big in the second half.
6. Stauskas needs to refocus himself.
7. I still believe this team can win the conference, but the next game is going to be tough.
#1 was the most frustrating thing for me. If I see Hardaway jack one more deep three early in the shot clock I swear to god....
Stauskas should never be guarding anyone down low, ever.
Neg away, but having a 16-1 basketball team is a good problem to have.
You can't win every game nowadays. Would have loved to see Michigan ranked #1 and break the 1985-86 team's record but there are more important things like this to worry about-
Everyone is going to lose a couple of road games in the B1G.
Everyone reminisces about the
1985-1986 1988-1989 team.
That 1988-89 team wasn't the best either. They had some great players, but some flaws too.
Didn't win the B1G, lost to a DIVISION 2 team in Alaska-Anchorage but still won the trophy that trumps all trophies.
The most impressive part of this game for me was Spike sparking the comeback. He was easily the most mentally prepared player despite being a freshman bench player. He came in and controlled the offense very nicely after Burke was trying to do too much at times. Spike didn't turn the ball over and was locked in during his free throws. Hopefully he can help the other freshmen be as prepared as he was before the head out to Minnesota.
Sick of this shit already. Michigan has like a mental block against this school and it's old and tiresome....
It's not that we lost, it's the WAY we lost!
When is the last time Michigan has won a big game on the road in either sport?
2009 @ Minnesota to keep dance hope alive
2011 at MSU was a pretty big deal. That completely turned that season around.
In this sport, what really matters is winning the big neutral site games if you know what I mean.
Ahhhh well. Gotta keep your head up Blue! We're still a top 5 team in my eyes. No reason to believe we can't bounce back from one loss. We damn near came back from down 21. That's solid... GO BLUE!!!!,
Suck it Pete Carroll.
That is all.