- Member for
- 8 years 38 weeks
- View recent blog entries
- General disarray / poor execution?
- Hardly any replays
- Pore-o-vision all the time. On passes they zoomed in on the ball in flight.
- The interview with Miles was bad enough, but made worse by the fact that they didn't give him working headphones and didn't correct the problem.
- The commentary was dominated by playoff scenario discussions, with very little info or insight on the game at hand.
|1 week 3 days ago||1997 Football||
Not af the same level, but the general malaise from the fan base heading into the 1997 season was pretty significant. The team had lost four games each of the previous four years. Despite going 3-1 vs OSU, the vibe was that Michigan was in decline, and the outlook for the year was not promising. I vividly recall a friend sending me the news that "Fuckin' Griese was named starter for the Colorado game. Another great year of Michigan football..."
Wr knew Woodson was special, of course, but I don't think anyone imagined it would be the best Michigan team in a half-century and national champion.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Reefer Madness||
I had a similar thought. The whole thing reminded me of Eric Schlosser's book, Reefer Madness. Making "vices" legal generally helps all parties minus the most nefarious ones.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The Milagro Beanfield War||
I didn't know Ruben Blades went to Miami.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe there is a flipside argument here||
Does it inicate that these two teams work the salary cap better by getting more for less?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||How to pay the players||
This was my thought from a few years back. Still seems viable to me:
Pay the players for marketing by which they are currently exploiting them. Give them a commission for every ad, promo, feature, mention of games for TV in which their name or likeness is used. That's where the biggest portion of the money pie comes from and can solve most of the issue on its own. (And do the same for jerseys as this is the most obvious thing in the world.) Would be unfair to the more successful programs, but so is every aspect of recruiting already.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||Cool!||
That is cool.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Many cooks with a head chef||
More of a "by committee" appraoch to coaching:
"Instead of designating one person to serve as the team's chief offensive play caller, or limit the discussion to himself and one other coach, Harbaugh keeps an open dialogue going with his entire offensive staff from snap-to-snap on the sidelines during game days."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||What a horseshit article||
Not one mention of the fact that this replaces spring practice time that overlaps with classes. But of course we get some sanctimony about "not getting too far away from academics" without that explaining that this trip does exactly that.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Set list||
When you put all these tracks together... wow!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Ah, entonces||
So then Michigan should be in a position to dominate in 2016.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair||
There are loads of peaceful protesters today. Not sure if such criticism was the intent of the OP above or if he simply wrote it quickly.
But maybe OP should have worded differently? I know - no politics. That's kind of my point...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It's a fair question||
Is the lack of "end of game first downs" due to:
I'm cerainly no expert, and I imagine the advanced metrics would be telling. What we can say is that it seemed very rare this season that O-line blocks effectively made it to the second level, particularly against the better teams. Perhaps on some playcalls that is not the design, but most of the times a running back was "sprung" it was due to his own jukes or broken tackles. Especially since Newsome's injury.
That indicates that during the flow of the game the run blocking was far from top-notch. What does that mean for end-of-game drives with nine in the box on defense? Maybe not much. Let's see what happens next year with a new (albeit younger) line.
Again, I probably don't know what I'm talking about...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Does this count||
Does this count as recruiting in Ohio?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Nice work Brian.||
Nice work Brian.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Phrasing....||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Bruno Minniti||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Qu'ont-ils fait?||
Maybe it was a Franglish question and he wanted to know what they did in Ann Arbor...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
Cubs at #1 invaldiates the whole endeavor. Most misguided fans in sport. Great for them that they won this year, sure there are a ton of them. But every year (going back for more than 100 of 'em), they were convinced that this would be the year. And until this season they always, always lost.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I keep thinking||
How remarkable it is that Ed had only boys, and four of 'em. His wife was an accomplished soccer player, and father-in-law a world-class sprinter. So the kids are bascially genetically engineered for athletic excellence.
Anyway, if Michigan can get two of 'em to play in Ann Arbor, all the better.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you||
That makes sense.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Have heard this, but||
Don't the chains need to be tip to tip? Meaning if they put the ball square on the 25 to start, then the nose of the ball is already past it? Or do they put the tip of the ball on the 25? If it's square, then the tip-to-first-down is actually just inside the 15. Anyone know?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||That one||
I was thinking about this question last night, and this was the first game to come to mind. I couldn't think of any others...
|17 weeks 2 hours ago||Lloyd "sharp as a tack" Carr||
Loved the Lloyd chatter to start the show.
I was lucky enough to meet/interview Carr in 2008, and during the conversation he recalled not just the name, but also the personality of the football coach at my high school in suburban Chicago. The dude had retired in 1991.
|17 weeks 8 hours ago||Really useful!||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Well done||
I hadn't seen that one before. Very well put together.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Broadcast||
That ESPN broadcast was horrendous all the way through:
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Some advice||
I once went to a record store in Iowa city that occupied the upstairs apartment of an old house. On the bannister leading up the stairs someone had left a neatly formed scoop of spaghetti bolognese.
Don't touch it.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Ohhhhhh||
That was a frustrating game.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
Totally agree with you, MA. The season is definitely in hold serve mode as we gear up to to a one-game regular season at OSU. Whatever the final SOS holds won't be revelant unless Michigan is trying to get in the back door after a loss in Columbus. But let's not worry about that for now.
My comment was more about the fact that the team has not been tested on the road, and hasn't performed well on the road the last few years. So that simply makes me nervous until proven otherwise. Iowa will be the best indicator thus far, but still nothing compared to The Game. Can't wait!!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Probably something else||
Brian and Ace both mentioned that his FG warmups looked lousy before the games when he struggled.