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|1 week 2 days ago||This is great||
This is really some top-notch work here by the OP.
|1 week 6 days ago||30-28 Michigan||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Impressive work here, OP. I like the cut of your gib.||
Impressive work here, OP. I like the cut of your gib.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So true||
This comment is so spot-on. I remember listening to Orson's internet radio show about 5-6 years ago, and Big Boutros called in. It was tremendous. I'd listen to him call in to a sports radio show every day. The heavy breathing, the low voice...yeah, good stuff, in a hilariously creepy sort of way. I'd be overjoyed if he called into MGoRadio.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for sharing||
Thanks for sharing this. You've been an asset to this blog (and its podcasts) for years, and it's good to hear from you. Keep fighting the good fight, man.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Compressor||
This is fantastic. Can't wait to listen. One suggestion/request, though: please see if you can get the WTKA sound guy to either: a) use a compressor that also compresses the signal sent through the live stream, or, if he/she is already using one, b) increase its effect. The variance in volume among the different people in the studio makes it difficult to listen via the internet especially. There are times when one person seems to be legitimately 100% louder than others, which causes a lot of issues for those of us trying to find an appropriate volume at which to listen.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||34-20 M wins||
34-20 M wins
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke as Father Figure||
One thing that jumped out to me when reading the book (I'm about 70% through it right now) was that it sure seems like Hoke really is the genuine article with respect to being a tremendous father figure for the players. The story about the unnamed player with the alchohol/drug issue, and how Hoke handled that-- shutting down a party at Hoke's own house following a game, kicking everyone out, so he and his wife and daughter could go to the player's house to intervene immediately, and then the description of that intervention-- made me think very, very highly of Hoke.
The guy just didn't win enough. In other areas, and specifically in caring about his players (truly, and not just in the same way every CFB coach cares about his players), he comes across very well. As for the Shane Morris concussion thing, well, there was a breakdown on a few levels, and Hoke bears ultimate responsibility for Shane going back in the game. However, on balance, I was really impressed with Hoke as the sort of father figure; it seems that wasn't just hype.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Amen. Love this post, Brian. Gave me a chill.||
Amen. Love this post, Brian. Gave me a chill.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Just do you. We're with you.||
Just do you. We're with you.
|5 weeks 7 min ago||That Peppers top-10 reel is||
That Peppers top-10 reel is absolutely mind-blowing. I'd never seen it before. Incredible. He looks like he is playing against 7th graders.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||27-25 Michigan||
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Got mine via Kindle; snuck in||
Got mine via Kindle; snuck in a few pages at work today. So far so good; nothing new or revealing yet (other than the Intro, which was excerpted already prior to release)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I co sign the compression||
I co sign the compression issue and it should be something done easily via the WTKA sound board. If they use software to process the audio, then it's almost certainly a built-in feature (in the software) that is not being deployed. You can literally get a software compressor for free, so it's really a head-scratcher. It's a problem for me too as I listen at work, and it is impossible to find a volume you can just set the steam to-- I always have to adjust it many times throughout the broadcast because of the wide variance in sound amplitude.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Tremendous work, Brian.||
Tremendous work, Brian.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||*effect||
*effect or "effectuate," not "affect"
- Grammar Loser
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Uhh, no? I didn't see where||
Uhh, no? I didn't see where he left his U-M AD post to take a job on the board of, say, Merck, but maybe I missed it.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Unpopular opinion, I'm||
Unpopular opinion, I'm sure...but I actually miss Section 1's comments on the RR topic, and I always respected the fact that he stuck to his guns. It's probably not a coincidence that I shared many of his beliefs with respect to the whole RR saga, thus making S1 a little more endearing to me than most.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Honest truth, we had 3 a days||
Honest truth, we had 3 a days in the mid-to-late 90's when I played, though the third practice was only helmet and shoulder pads. 6:45 am-9:15, 10:30-1:30, and 6-7:45 at night the first week. Brutal.
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Not only that, if I'm not||
Not only that, if I'm not mistaken, technically, Vincent did not have the authority to hand down such a suspension according to the CBA. This is an aspect (among many others) which will be fleshed out in court.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Huh?||
Why is he a "fucking moron" for taking property damage seriously? Umm, I do too, as does the United States legal system, generally speaking. I don't get what you're trying to imply with the "except when it does" portion, either. Really strange, ambiguous, hostile comment there.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, you know, just because||
Hey, you know, just because you don't get it doesn't mean it's "crazy," which is of course a somewhat insulting word; you're saying that anyone who doesn't share your opinion is definitionally insane. Huh.
Let's say the following are all true for Hypothetical Recruit A:
1. His AAU team is sponsored by Nike;
2. His entire AAU program is sponsored by Nike;
3. Therefore his coach(es)/potential mentor(s) makes a living cashing checks mainly from Nike;
4. The kid prefers to have the best shoes and equipment available when he steps on the court to give him the best chance of victory (if you think Adidas is comparable to Nike in actual quality of basketball shoes/apparel, well, I'd have to respectfully disagree, as would the marketplace as a whole; see, for example, all of the times the Adidas jerseys literally disintegrated during basketball and football games, which was absurd).
5. Nike tells the kid "hey, go to a Nike school...or don't, and we'll stop funding your AAU program, your coach, etc."
6. For shits and giggles, let's say the kid has two younger relatives who also play in the same AAU program.
Is the kid "crazy" for caring about this? Or is the old man on the message board (err, young man acting like an old guy on a message board) the one who is crazy? Or is the kid less selfish than the guy on the message board maybe? Or maybe the kid knows more about what basketball equipment he prefers to play at his highest level than the guy on the message board? The fact is, you calling it "crazy" says more about you than it does about anyone else; perhaps you should reconsider your position regarding the sanity of third parties vis-a-vis athletic apparel, at least for purposes of the (not at all far-fetched) hypothetical laid out above.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||It's funny you say that (and||
It's funny you say that (and the poster above); I had a Chrysler Sebring and the transmission had to be replaced completely right around 90,000 miles.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Nope.||
Nope. He's being "that guy" who points out that on virtually every thread on the internet, if you read long enough, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with politics or culture, someone will blame Obama. It's damn near the new Godwin's Law of the internet. "There's a drought in California-- IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT! HE CONTROLS THE WEATHER!"- that type of thing.
|19 weeks 2 hours ago||Preach||
This quote is spot-on:
"That paper still acts like it never did anything wrong and like that piece isn't the journalistic paraquat that it is"
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Logged in just to tell you||
Logged in just to tell you that this is an interesting and somewhat insightful take. Kudos, Dragonchild.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously?||
The guy fundamentally harmed the program, did so as part of a vendetta, did so based on not even half-truths, and brought on a major NCAA investigation. All it takes is a few puff pieces for you to forgive? Or 10 puff pieces? You're too easy on him! Ha.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||You're a better man||
You're a better man than I, then. I never fancied myself one to hold a grudge but...here we are, 6 years later, and that grudge for Mr. Rosenberg is still firmly in place. I honestly don't think there's anything in his power as a writer that he could do which would make up for the harm he caused during the RR era, so I can't really see myself ever forgiving him.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I care||
I care, and so should you. Whether or not it's a "good article," to me, has no bearing; by doing what he did in 2009 (and remaining defiantly unrepenitent about it), Rosenberg has lost the "right," so to speak, of my patronage (clicks). And even if he apologizes, it would still be hard for me to ever read anything the guy's written again, since he did such a terrible job on that 2009 story, it had real and lasting negative impacts on U of M, and it's now been almost 6 years and he hasn't issued an apology (so any forthcoming one would be too little, too late).
Not trying to be all high horse here, but...wait, yeah, I am. I don't intend to ever forgive Rosenberg for what he did during the Freep Jihad, and no other M fan should either, in my view.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I had same thought; it's||
I had same thought; it's actually his instagram user name, so he's using the hashtag as sort of a signature, to sort of convey that the message is coming directly from him and in seriousness.