this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 hours 24 min ago||Very Cool...||
Very nice spot. I wonder if they'll do a few more, as it is another way to get the team itself involved in building some further hype for the season. I really enjoyed the "Who's got it better than us?" at the end as well.
|6 hours 48 min ago||Same Thought...||
I had the same thought watching that video - I miss those lines. They were a big part of the reason that Thomas could, for example, average about 144 net yards per game in 2000 by himself. There are a fair number of things about Michigan football that the last several years have taught me never to take for granted, but these videos bring beck fantastic memories indeed.
|7 hours 22 min ago||Even Further...||
Actually, with as much excitement and general hype as there has been with this particular hire, I would not be shocked if they broke it out into two lines, one extending south from the stadium into downtown Milan or thereabouts, the other going east, extending down Stadium to Washtenaw and through Ypsilanti, terminating somewhere in the Ecorse & Telegraph area in Taylor.
|10 hours 1 min ago||With Pictures...||
The embed codes that Twitter generates have a strange reaction to whatever Drupal module deals with embedded content on the board, particularly in the original posts - sometimes, if you wait a bit and leave the page open, the correct content should appear. Not sure if that's a version that needs updating or what, but it usually does work in the replies consistently. The slide show on the site is recommended for the historic images though.
|13 hours 9 min ago||I Like This...||
It was talked about roundly last year, but I really do want to see what Peppers can do on offense as well. If he is getting evaluated and getting time on both sides of the ball, to me that speaks to the sort of player that they think he can be, a difference-maker no matter where he is. As someone said, even if he is lined up as a WR and you don't throw to him, a DC will likely assume you're thinking about it and use someone on him.
|13 hours 55 min ago||The Meltdown Thing...||
I started getting tweets about this and came in here ready and loaded for MGoBear and found out I have to get on the app to see it. As I can't really mod the app (the functionality isn't built in for me to do it), you get to experience uninterrupted committable (as in, psychiatric) rage while those on PCs wonder what the hell everyone is talking about.
|16 hours 36 min ago||From The Article...||
Sometimes, it just goes faster, as late last month when Oklahoma President David Boren called the Big 12 “psychologically disadvantaged’’ for having the smallest number of members (10) among Power Five conferences. He said the league should “strive’’ to get back to 12.
That's from the article that appeared in Omaha's paper. I found that use of "psychologically disadvantaged" rather interesting because it sounds like something that could be taken as a shot at the conference's long-term viability in the current absence of clear targets. Indeed, there are already some rumblings in the Big 12 media that the conference is by far the most unstable of the Power Five, which I could totally believe - more schools have compelling reasons to leave (if the opportunity presented itself) than to stay, it seems.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Yikes...||
Despite the amazingly professional demeanor, which I am not sure I would be able to keep, this reporter probably went from "Wow, you know? Do tell" to "Wow, I am sorry I spoke..." in just a few seconds on the inside. I wonder how that played out once he got back to the studio and realized that would probably run a couple times throughout the morning. Twenty years from now, I have this feeling he will still be haunted by memories of covering an arson fueled by revenge over a refusal to engage in an incestuous relationship.
|1 day 16 hours ago||One Other Date...||
Unless declared earlier by management, which has occurred in the past, the official close of OT Season should happen sometime within the week of the 24th of August as well (that weekend at the latest - traditionally, it ends about a week before the first game), so for those who are longing for that, your wait will not be terribly long.
That's blog-related, of course, but I thought I would mention it in case anyone was wondering.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Then Again...||
The relative lack of people today, of course, means we can get that second, smaller smoker in there, so having the BBQ this weekend isn't all bad really. It's just that facilities (also, security) might go apeshit when there is smoke rising from the stadium on a day when there isn't supposed to be smoke rising from the stadium.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Summer Memories...||
I managed a nice memory just this last 4th of July actually - myself, the wife and the kids just sitting on a dock at a camp in Harrison, MI...watching the folks with cottages along Long Lake put on an absolutely fantastic fireworks display that lasted well past midnight. This was much to the dismay of the Clare County Sheriff, as you could hear them trying to quell celebrations on the far side of the lake from us. We were drinking too, just quietly.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Tigers Too...||
Grew up watching Larry Osterman and Jim Northrup cover games when WDIV was not covering the Tigers on a given night. Actually, I gained a fair amount of popularity on my street because we were the only family with PASS. Fred McLeod had the Pistons call for years, as I recall - those were some good times indeed.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Did Not Know This...||
Outreach comes in many forms, but the Jordan Morgan Foundation leverages the most valuable resource of all, time. Jordan uses his time off the court to demonstrate his passion for his mission. For example, at Michigan, Jordan often used his free time during lunch to serve as a mentor for at-risk youth at Mary D. Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor.
That's awesome - I didn't know he did this actually. Actually, the mission and outreach page explains it all rather well and it is a great cause indeed. Part of this is that you can win "A Day In The D" with Morgan too, so there's definitely that.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I Suppose...||
I suppose the next question is this - will Fox Sports still hire that particular horse after it killed itself on the air? It seems like the premise for a "Days Of Our Lives" episode that was written but never filmed because the producers quickly realized that someone would first actually want to have an affair with Colin Cowherd.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Drinking Indeed...||
I am drinking more to get over the long week tonight - in this particular instance, it's a bottle of Marques de Caceres. Well, maybe two bottles. It has been that sort of week.
Worst job? Landscaping one summer while I was at Michigan. I don't mind the exercise and labor, but when it is a summer of long stretches at 90 degrees in the afternoon or better, digging holes so other people can have nice treed backyards sucks. Staying hydrated when a crew of 5-6 are sharing the same shitty Igloo water cooler presents interesting problems too.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Probably Not...||
Would I trade places with another team for the sake of just being able to win now or at least being in a better position to win quickly? No, I don't think so. I am kind of intrigued to see this develop from what it is now to what it could be, and if it means a few years of trying to "get there", if you will, I think that by now that would be part of most expectations in our fanbase. I am interested in this journey, and if it takes a bit of time, I am prepard for it. In the last several years, I think we've learned a few lessons related to this as a fanbase.
|3 days 10 hours ago||For The Adventurous...||
For the adventurous, there is always self-screenprinting. The advantage is a high-quality image but of course certain methods (actually, most of them, I think) use processes and equipment which might not be great for your skin...or indeed personal well-being. The important thing, of course, would be the quality of the resulting print, assuming your skin was sufficiently absorbent.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Received That As Well...||
I also got that notification, and as early August promises to be riddled with meetings, I will have something to do / read in those meetings during the times I am not supposed to be speaking now.
In all seriousness, this sounded like an intriguing read and a great insight to me, so I am eager to start this book.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Very Nice...||
Very nice analysis here, and thanks for posting it.
I think some of the cumulative stats speak for themselves with Rudock, which is another reason I really don't understand some of the uneasiness surrrounding him being the probable starter (I base this only on past performance, of course). In two years, he completed 60.3% of his passes and threw for over 2,300 yards both times and could be counted on for the occasional rushing TD (very occasional, usually goal line in a fashion only Iowa could manage). In terms of of QB rating overall, comparable to Gardner but Rudock is someone that seems to fight right into what Harbaugh would like to do, so that might help quite a bit (also, surrounding talent and coaching).
|3 days 18 hours ago||When Friday Comes...||
When Friday comes after what has been a lengthy, stressful week, all I can say is...
|3 days 18 hours ago||About Points And Gold...||
Just as an aside, the Central Bank Of MGoPoints has an interest calculation that is tied to the relative humidity at given points in the week in Bayonne, New Jersey, so I don't know about them being "better than gold". Also, they have a print-on-demand service which is convenient when you're short on beer money but probably does some unseen harm to the economy in the longer term.
|3 days 18 hours ago||When I Saw It...||
When I saw the Devo album cover, I somehow immediately thought "Kent State", which of course not only gave us Devo's founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, but also gave us Nick Saban and if I am not mistaken, Lou Holtz. Life is weird sometimes.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
It is cool to see some of the more recent players on various Michigan teams start down the coaching road, if you will, and in the case of Roundtree, not only is age on his side for developing a potentially nice career but Pueblo is definitely not a bad place to start it if you're starting in the D-II ranks. Best of luck to him in this next phase.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Mark May...||
As long as they hire someone to raise their hand off-camera and ask variations of questions regarding his 1979 arrest for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, I could just watch for the comedic value, I suppose. Otherwise, I will simply avoid Mark May whenever possible.
"Hey Mark, could you stand on a parked car and try to get the crowd riled up on GameDay, just for old time's sake? Yeah, I thought so..."
|4 days 7 hours ago||Top Five...||
If I had to choose a top five:
1) Michigan football
2) Michigan basketball
3) Detroit Tigers
4) Detroit Lions
5) Detroit Red Wings
I would generally say "Michigan sports and Detroit sports", but if I broke it out, well, that's what it would look like at the top.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Yeah, The Socks...||
I got down to the socks and thought to myself, "Yeah, I often pair my offbeat tuxedo socks with cleats too. It gives me that air of Value Village but with all the vibrancy made possible by a large corporation."
As for the rest of it, it's very un-Nebraska to me. Very little of the tradition and the simplicity remains into those alternates.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Decisions, Decisions...||
It's all theory, of course, but working within the bounds of the exercise, I wonder how we would do with:
- Rick Leach ($4)
- Tyrone Wheatley ($2)
- Anthony Carter ($3)
- Charles Woodson ($5)
- Jim Harbaugh ($1)
|4 days 16 hours ago||Like Others...||
If proximity is a constrain, then like a few have mentioned, Indpendence Lake is a good bet and it has a small water park adjoining now if I am not mistaken, so there is that. If you want to go a bit farther up the road, there's Kensington Metropark - it has a pool near the beach if you're wanting to contain the kids a bit too. Not far from there is Camp Dearborn, which has a public-access beach despite being a privately-owned facility - it's $6 for non-resident parking though.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I Remember That...||
I was at that game as well - I don't think there was a dry eye in my section. Actually, I don't think there was a dry eye in my field of vision, come to think of it. That was an incredible sight and incredibly moving indeed.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Similar Thought...||
I've had similar thoughts - I mean, he was 44-13-3 at Michigan and it seemed to me like that trend probably would have continued, even improved, if he had not been fired. It's all speculation at this point, but with Moeller, it's an interesting exercise or at least I find to be so. Oh, the things we will never know.