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|14 hours 19 min ago||That is Michigan football||
That is Michigan football suckas
|1 day 18 hours ago||TV deals are worth more if||
TV deals are worth more if the games deliver ratings, which is $$$ to the University via the conference media contracts.
The reality of college football has evolved to where the 12:00 noon slot is a boneyard. If an Ohio State or Michigan play, it's against Bowling Green level competition most of the time.
Let's pick the important fights (Ohio State game at noon, last game of the regular season), and not those that wholesale buck the economic reality of college football.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Nothing changes dude, fucking||
Nothing changes dude, fucking fascists. If it were a soccer ball, the mall authorities would have joined in
|4 days 12 hours ago||Fucking sacraments are my||
Fucking sacraments are my favorite thing about being Catholic. The pomp and circumstance. Ceremony. And public recital. Has direct translation to the courtroom side of practicing law I think.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Peeeeeeeeenis Peanis||
|1 week 3 days ago||Peters slinging. Have it on||
Peters slinging. Have it on tape delay.
|1 week 4 days ago||Planning Easter egg hunt fun.||
Planning Easter egg hunt fun. Funny Holiday. I mean I pretty much took it off during my 20s and most of my 30s. It's a family holiday. When you are unattached and living in like the urban diaspora, you just drink.
|1 week 6 days ago||Dubs are on. But man, I got||
Dubs are on. But man, I got the hockey blues. I hope I am wrong, but it feels like the Wings have entered a dark age. Drained of front office talent. Several coaches removed from elite coaching talent. Bereft of the development pipeline that made them great. It's fucking over.
|1 week 6 days ago||They don't do that any more?||
They don't do that any more? I haven't been to Yost since like '03. I think by then there had been some castigation of the TIMMMAY chant, but it happened anyway. But my memory is fuzzy.
|1 week 6 days ago||The Curse of Willie||
The Curse of Willie Hernandez. It didn't help that, as I recall anecdotally, Tiger fans were dicks to him starting in '85 when he began to lose his Cy Young form.
|1 week 6 days ago||Lions' head coach has to be||
Lions' head coach has to be the hardest. The Ziggy is not given as freely as at franchises with maybe higher expectations, but all of them have gotten Ziggy since basically the 1970s. And former Lions coaches do not, by and large, go on to attractive opportunities. It's where careers go to die.
Tigers' closer is second to me. It has been a trail of tears since Willie Hernandez. You can blame the closer for the 2006 World Series, and many playoff meltdowns since. That is all that has stood between the Tigers and one, possibly two or three, World Series titles.
After that, it's a drop. Red Wings goalies have taken a ton of flak. That is true. But there have been Cups! Most of that, in my view, is Sparty-level grousing (often, by Sparties). The Wings' most heartbreaking moments have not been goalie-related.
|2 weeks 10 min ago||Yeah, but their program is a||
Yeah, but their program is a machine, and independently funded. At BU/BC, a hockey coach makes a decent living. At UND, a hockey coach has a 12 acre compound with a 2000 sq ft rec room and custom bar.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Had season tix 1997-98 and||
Had season tix 1997-98 and went to my first game the year before. think the reason Yost was so raucous was that hardly anyone there was a casual hockey fan. There were a lot of folks from up north (like me) where hockey and being boorish are what you do from an early age. Hockey fans are goons. They really are. I mean like beatifying Bob Probert level goons. That's the culture. That was Yost.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||North Dakota has to be top 3.||
North Dakota has to be top 3.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeesh. Allegedly three of his||
Yeesh. Allegedly three of his players raped a girl in a team hotel on a trip to Madison. Minnesota nearly cancelled the season.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Montgomery would be a||
Jim Montgomery would be a good hire.
But the truth is that Red is a once-in-a-program guy. To review: he was an All-American at Michigan (graduating with a degree in business); a six-time NHL All-Star (he once scored a double-hat trick); he coached the Blues to the playoffs, twice; he won two titles at Michigan as a coach.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Dutch is so UTR that he does||
Dutch is so UTR that he does not have a wikipedia page yet.
Also, his dad coached Minnesota to the Sweet 16.
I remember him most clearly from the Fab Five documentary.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And with that, for me, the||
And with that, for me, the 90's are over.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Gats beat the BoSox!||
Gats beat the BoSox!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Fine work!||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||LOL!!!||
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Done. He is now in first BTW||
Done. He is now in first BTW
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||There are some mighty big||
There are some mighty big shoes to fill, in Walton, Irvin.
I am in favor of guys leaving early if they are ready. But I think Wilson and Wagner both need more time. They will develop more at Michigan than languishing on the bench, or in the D League. If both come back I could see Michigan winning the conferene.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||JaCoby Jones goes YAWHD||
JaCoby Jones goes YAWHD
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I got Gonzaga by 1. My wife||
I got Gonzaga by 1. My wife is a Tar Heel, so I have to cheer that way, but I think Gonzaga can absolutely do it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Georgetown has a history of||
Georgetown has a history of hiring from within. The guy after JT II (Esherick) was a long-time assistant who had only ever played or coached at Georgetown, and then there was JT III. Sounds to me like Georgetown is having a hard time letting go of the 80s glory days.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Metaphysically, I am still||
Metaphysically, I am still like stuck in the late 1990s, where Red won two titles in three years, Legg had that jaw-dropping play, and there were Frozen Fours with Hash Bash block parties.
But I totally hear what you're saying.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Relax and be steady in there.||
Relax and be steady in there. It can take awhile. Bring music. Snacks. Reading material. Extra blankets and clothes.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The 1969 Ohio State game.||
The 1969 Ohio State game. That's when my father became a Michigan fan. The rest was inevitable.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||But for the grace of God goes||
But for the grace of God goes any football program. He said all the things you would want a Michigan coach to say if, God forbid, that happened in Ann Arbor.