“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
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- He said that the game was dumb, not the outcome. The game was dumb by pretty much any objective measure. Would you like to claim that it was an outstanding example of the sport of football? Penn State called one of the dumbest timeouts in the history of the sport. Then we got bailed out by a very close (technically correct) offsides call. Neither team looked outstanding.
- He was right on with his prediction about the sludgefart and the total rushing yards.
- He predicted that Penn State would win. That doesn't mean that he wanted them to win. I think that most M commentators expected a loss. See, e.g., Magnus' game post and cf. MVictor's write-up.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Sorry about your dog||
-- when mine goes I won't be able to write with such clarity.
Also: well done on the film reference. Awesome stuff. What a great line: "When the fall is all that is, it matters." I think I'll rewatch the movie this weekend.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Those are all fair points||
and I don't disagree with any of them. I care a bit more about the trappings than you do, but it's only fair to acknowledge that we all have different things that we care about. Michigan fans are far from a monolithic homogeneous group!
I'd only add, I don't think that you'd disagree, that he's making an awful lot of money and consequently I think it's fair to hold him to a fairly high standard.
|4 days 12 hours ago||It's less that than his personality, if you believe some people||
I don't know how many of you heard John Bacon's interview with Sam Webb on WTKA when Dave Brandon was doing his media blitz, but Bacon said at one point that the problem with Dave Brandon opening himself up to the broader public -- to be more approachable in order to win his critics over -- is that it only works if you're a likeable guy. "I'll leave it at that" is how Bacon ended his statement. Basically he called DB a jerk. If DB has a town hall meeting it might do even more damage, as hard as that is to imagine (actually no it's not that hard to imagine).
|4 days 12 hours ago||Because he should do his job?||
It seems a little absurd to argue that when DB does what he should only when there's been a rally to fire him and credible media outlets are reporting that Michigan has reached out to AD candidates through intermediaries, that's okay because we get what we want. I'm sure Schlissel and everyone else at Michigan can do a much better job at their jobs when they don't need to spend their time pointing guns at people to tell them how to do their jobs correctly.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I think the objection is that he's doing it now||
when it's clear that he's got a gun to his head. It's a last-ditch effort to repair what is probably irreparable. There's no reason to think that DB really wants to do it; he simply has to do it. He seems to be trying to save his job, not actually fix the problem. He might solve it, but that seems secondary.
It's like the boyfriend pleading for his girlfriend to stay with him, promising that he's going to change: he's not. And she shouldn't stay with him, 99.9% of the time.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Nope, I think it's better||
because she said them on a TV show where she's much more likely to be guarded about what she says.
|1 week 22 hours ago||When I was at Michigan (mid-90s)||
Rick's was the bar that served underaged students. I see that's changed now. Weird.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Dunno||
I stopped going when I turned 21. Nostalgia's one hell of a drug, I guess...
|1 week 1 day ago||You're right||
Poor wording on my part. I meant more that it was a bad play and we were bailed out of that mistake (not that it would have necessarily or probably meant the loss of the game).
|1 week 1 day ago||Double post||
So I'll just add that these are invented grievances.
|1 week 1 day ago||Brian said some things that you've interpreted how you'd like||
|1 week 2 days ago||This is so tiresome||
What is the point of this comment? We finally have a positive result and you feel the need to complain about how Brian might feel about it so that you can complain about it? It's so unbelievably annoying.
|1 week 4 days ago||Let's hope we don't inadvertently create a race of intelligent||
nanomachines that destroys our civilization.
|1 week 5 days ago||I am an alumnus||
But my opinions are not facts and I'm not interested in telling people what to do. The boycott may or may not be damaging. I don't think that anyone can know at this point. History is unpredictable.
|1 week 5 days ago||Weak sauce||
Talking about a personal decision not to go to a game the day after a horrible loss is hardly a mission statement.
Nobody is asking you to get behind this initiative or any other. We all know that you think it is stupid. I'm not a huge supporter myself but I don't feel the need to post my opinion in every thread.
|1 week 5 days ago||The letter was even worse than I thought it would be||
I'm not pro- or anti-boycott -- I tend to think it's probably not the best way to show our discontent, to be honest -- but that letter is the dumbest possible 'anti-boycott' statement I can imagine.
|1 week 5 days ago||No||
|1 week 5 days ago||Naive||
"I have a long standing history of basing my opinions on facts and data rather than emotion and speculation."
Um, ok. Good luck with that.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||I raise you this GIF||
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||That's because it's Canadian humour||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is actually a pretty good idea||
We just need a good nickname.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Here is one:||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd imagine another rally would have an impact||
It's important that it be well-attended, organized,and focused on the athletic department. No "We want Harbaugh" chants.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Why?||
If you were a student planning to go to Michigan to work with a particular professor, or better yet, a specific program, and that professor was possibily leaving Michigan, or that program was about to be cut, wouldn't you reconsider your options?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dave donated $4mill in 2006||
That was all I could find. I don't know what his net worth is.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dave shouldn't make himself look terrible, then||
You can't just say stuff is ridiculous and shameful because you don't like the result and disagree with the way Ace created the clips. Dave agreed to do those interviews and the words that he used were his own. I don't see Ace taking answers out of context so that DB appears to say something that he doesn't mean. Do you? And if you do, could you explain it instead of throwing around words like 'ridiculous' and 'shameful'?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Whoa, whoa, wait a minute||
You're saying that anyone who wants to get the full picture of an interview should watch the full interview?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No, we're not sure it's real. Yes, it's his e-mail address.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Insightful||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Three QBs the last three years at AZ||