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|11 hours 17 min ago||Good Morning, MGBloggers1||
Happy National Croissant Day! Eat Safely and Well! . . . And Butter Up Those Recruits To Close Out The Class Of 2015!
|23 hours 41 min ago||MGoGrandparents' 1960s Version of The Early Days of MTV||
In the early 1960s, your grandparents weren't watching Dick Clark's American Bandstand or Shindig or Hullabaloo. They watched this.
Scroll through the video and look for a familar face (for those of us Medicare Age MGoParents) at about 2:53 . . . and for those who grew up on Sesame Street, there's another recognizable appearance at 6:46 . . . and at 8:56, there's a message for Detroit Red Wings fans.
|1 day 15 min ago||Fax Machine? Plus A Printer?|
|1 day 6 hours ago||Assuming It's Hard To Avoid That "Fatal Attraction"||
OccaM, I like your razor. Gives a nice close shave.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Uh Oh . . . Looks Like TheFugitive's Facing . . .|
|1 day 8 hours ago||Agree -- Third Time's Not Always A Charm||
You might get "Rocky 3," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" or "The Dark Knight Rises" OR you might get "Jaws 3-D", "Superman III" or "The Hangover Part III."
First one is still the best, because we weren't sure what to expect -- and they nailed it.
|1 day 20 hours ago||If Van Morrison Commits . . .||
We'll be hearing Glad Tidings in Ann Arbor
|1 day 20 hours ago||Is Van Jefferson Living Down By The River?|
|2 days 3 hours ago||So, All Those "Pulling" Motions He Made At Yost . . .||
Signified that he was pulling the wool over everyone's eyes, even his own father and son. . . . Sad story for all involved.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Maybe It's That Rutgers Recruiting Video That Clinches It|
|2 days 3 hours ago||Can She Get College Logos On These Hats?||
|2 days 3 hours ago||Did This Guy Need A Teaser Video?||
I'd like to see some high school valedictorians' videos when they commit to Michigan this year.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Is Alanis Morissette Listening?|
|2 days 3 hours ago||Here's A "Random Poster"||
|2 days 3 hours ago||Snowmageddon "Largely Overrated?" . . . NOT In The Boston Area||
|2 days 3 hours ago||As If Good, High-Paying Jobs Won't Go To Michigan Alumni||
Like who's ever heard of Google, Twitter, Craigslist, Jet Blue, Allstate Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway or The Related Companies, or any of the many other businesses founded or run by University of Michigan alumni?
|2 days 4 hours ago||nj.com's Newspaper - The Newark Star Ledger||
While it's true that (a) print journalism is moving to the digital page from the papers that we used to get thrown in the driveway or in the mailbox every morning, and (b) other than Rutgers pages on the recruiting websites and one at SB Nation called "On The Banks," there doesn't seem to be any dedicated Rutgers sports blog like this one, I'm fairly sure that the Newark Star Ledger -- where nj.com is based -- remains the largest circulated newspaper in New Jersey,
Even though Jarius Adams seems unlikely to decommit from the school where he apparently has made solid connections with the coaches and other incoming recruits, I suppose it won't hurt for him to be given a tour of The Big House and Schembechler Hall, so he'll have a better idea of what he'll be missing by choosing to spend his next four years "On The Banks" of the Raritan River in New Brunswick, New Jersey. . . . And then maybe he can tell his high school football teammates about the benefits of a Michigan educaiton.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I Was Just Thinking About This Coming Weekend||
Thanks for your response.
No; I wouldn't expect the coach to say he can't afford to pay for the trip; and I believe that these last-minute invites are just part of the cost of doing the recruiting business, even if they won't lead to any new commits.
Just considering this coming weekend, when there are no men's basketball or hockey home games at Crisler or Yost, I thought that the new visitors will not have a chance to experience a home sporting event other than perhaps the lacrosse exhibitions at Oosterbaan Field House against Marquette and Denison on Saturday or the wrestling meet against four-time defending NCAA champion Penn State on Friday.
Maybe this is the time when the other members of the recruiting class of 2015 who are on campus, Alex Malzone and Brian Cole, will have to do most of the selling.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Memories of "Where's Poppa?" - Breakfast Challenge 1970||
From one of the IMDb reviews of the 1970 film Where’s Poppa?:
"(Director Carl) Reiner seems to think dumbness equals craziness, and craziness without logic is always funny. It isn't, and the creators of "Where's Poppa" are as demented as Ruth Gordon putting Pepsi in her Fruit Loops."
|2 days 6 hours ago||Question Re: Late-In-The Game Offers and Official Visits||
Questions For Coaches Like Magnus
I realize that this Michigan coaching staff might be hamstrung by the circumstances surrounding the timing of their hiring. But I’m somewhat skeptical of the motivation of a high school football player who takes a last-minute visit to a school that only recently showed any interest in him, especially when that student has been committed to an equally prestigious school for a long time and already has established bonds with the coaches, players and incoming recruits at the school to which he’s committed.
Would you suspect that most, if not all, of those recruits who are long-time commits at other Power Five Conference schools will be taking the all-expenses-paid trip to Ann Arbor mainly for the experience, and not because they have any true interest in attending Michigan?
How many of these recent offerees jump at the chance to be wined and dined by Jim Harbaugh and his staff and visit The Big House and Schembechler Hall, even if they have no interest in attending Michigan, but just want that photo with Jim Harbaugh to add to their Instagram page?
Just to test the student’s interest, before extending the last-minute offer, does any coach ever say, “We’d like to offer you a scholarship, but I’m sorry that we won’t be able to pay for your trip here this weekend. Would you still be interested in visiting us?” Or do the coaches just accept the fact that last-minute flips might be rare, but they’re worth the effort and the expense to try to get them?
|2 days 11 hours ago||Here's That Different Voice|
|2 days 11 hours ago||I . . . State YOUR NAME|
|2 days 11 hours ago||Did They Have . . .||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Thread Title: Thought It Read DeWeaver DeCommits||
And I laughed at that. Time to get the eyes checked.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Not Giving Up Hope For NCAA Bid, But . . .||
Trying to be optimistic, but considering (a) the difficult remaining schedule. (b) the two bad losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan when Caris Levert was healthy, (c) having Levert out for the season, Derrick Walton, Jr. possibly out indefinitely to rest his sore foot and Spike Albrecht playing at less than full strength, and (d) getting very little production from Mark Donnal and few positive moments from Kam Chatman since his 10-point, 9-rebound effort against Syracuse* on December 2, it’s somewhat hard to imagine this Michigan team making the NCAA Tournament.
But, considering all of those things, plus the losses of players to the NBA and Florida after the past two seasons, any post-season invitation this year has to be considered a major achievement for John Beilein, his coaches and all of the players.
* That Syracuse win at home in December might not be such a resumé helper when the season ends. While the ‘Cuse is currently 14-7 and 5-3 in the ACC, their RPI is hovering around 70 and they’ve lost three of their last four games. They also have a tough schedule to finish the season (two each with Duke and Pitt, plus Louisville, Notre Dame and Virginia.)
They’ve lost injured freshman forward Chris McCullough (who was averaging 9.3 PPG and 6.9 RPG) for the season, due to a torn ACL. Freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph hasn’t given them the scoring threat or defensive skills that Tyler Ennis gave them a year ago (and they never expected Ennis to leave early for a season of toggling between the D League’s Bakersfield Jam and the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.) They’re also pretty much down to a six-man rotation, with sophomore forward B. J. Johnson seemingly in Jim Boeheim’s doghouse and junior forward DaJuan Coleman redshirting after he lost most of last season to a knee injury in December 2013.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Maybe That Tweet Was . . .||
"Michigan was "G'Bye" today"
|3 days 7 hours ago||Ah, The Good Old Days!||
|3 days 17 hours ago||So, Is That It For 2015 - Only Nine Commits?||
Has Jim Harbaugh said that he'll bank scholarships for 2016 if he can't get anyone else whom he wants for 2015?
If Iman Marshall. Chris Clark, Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. and Roquan Smith all are going elsewhere, and Mike Weber sticks with Ohio State, will nine scholarship players be it for Michigan’s recruiting class of 2015?
Among the other prospects being pursued are there any who have a realistic chance of signing with Michigan at the last minute? CB Damon Arnette? DE Shelton Johnson? DE/TE Jake Pickard? TE Matt Snyder? CB Chris Williamson? And are any of them worth taking, even if they might not be expected to contribute for at least three years?
Whatever happened to that “silent commit?” (I know. He's not talking, right?)
|3 days 18 hours ago||Some Other "Traditional" Pro Football QB Uniform Numbers||
Benny Friedman - Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers (after he'd been a two-time All American at Michigan)
Bobby Layne - Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers
John Hadl - San Diego Chargers
Sammy Baugh - Washington "Gridlocks" (actual name not used here out of respect for those Native Americans who object to it)
Sid Luckman - Chicago Bears
Charley Conerly - New York Giants
Warren Moon - Edmonton Eskimos, Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs
|4 days 21 hours ago||University of Vermont Football: Undefeated Since 1974!||
College football talk in Vermont is also like college football talk on New York City sports talk radio -- almost never happens.
Since the University of Vermont dropped its football program after the 1974 season, and there are so few FBS football programs in the northeast, for those who live in the northeast and crave college football talk, we have to come to places like this. And that's okay.
As for football in Germany, well, there's this: