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|21 hours 36 min ago||TOP||
^^^ This ^^^
Related: I love how it's always assumed that "pounding the rock" always results in long, clock-killing drives (instead of run-run-pass-punt) and "basketball on grass" always means three-and-out.
|21 hours 41 min ago||echo||
What others have said ... I thought it was great and would like to see something similar more often.
|1 day 15 hours ago||22||
Same here. I've never enjoyed a halftime show more than that one. So much better than the usual dork-a-thons ("Bueller? Bueller?"). It's nice to see all that talent utilized well.
|3 days 16 hours ago||threads||
I agree that it's funny, but that article matches well with our many years of DeBord data. Directly or under the influence of Lloyd (or both) he made unimaginative offensive plans that didn't work consistently well against talented teams. Nothing in his career outside of Michigan (CMU especially) has suggested he's anywhere near a coaching genius. Far from it, in fact.
Some people will shit themselves when they read this, but we didn't get as much clear data for RichRod. Yes, we know his work on defense was a disaster and that he made far too many reaches when recruiting, but the overall environment was complicated by some toxicity (Freep, etc.) that made it difficult to do a full evaluation.
Arizona is (IMO) providing some fascinating data. He's in another Power 5 conference and there are some interesting -- and perhaps disturbing -- parallels (recruiting misses, an apparent de-emphasis on defensive recruiting, shaky defense, etc.).
I get the sense that, if he could get away with it, a 25-player recruiting class for RichRod would have a handful of no-name O-linemen (no big deal, as he apparently has a decent eye for talent there) and a long list of "athletes" that could, in RichRod's view, cover every position except the 3 D-line ones. (Not sure how he'd cover those.) It seems as though he's constantly looking to score another Slaton/Denard.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Pioneer parking||
It costs $50 to park at Pioneer? Wow.
|5 days 13 hours ago||science||
The comments here are more like the ones I read on "Yahoo News" than I'd prefer.
Most of the ones that mention carbohydrates don't even allude to glycemic load (an important idea, one that helps us distinguish wonder bread from chick peas).
Related, here's how a typical conversation goes with an Atkins/Paleo person:
Me: It's my understanding that there are good carbs and bad carbs.
|6 days 14 hours ago||'Zona's defense||
I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with the 3-3-5, though it seems better suited for defense of a five-receiver spread than MANBALL.
As for Arizona's defense, from reading Tucson-area blogs and such, it looks like a combination of:
* Injuries to key players
* Lack of high-level talent on that side of the ball (RichRod seems to enjoy recruiting the other side a lot more.)
I've never believed that Casteel would have made a huge difference in the RichRod era.
|1 week 5 days ago||Southern science and technology is ...||
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||2006||
"That was Akron before Akron, and if you want to point a finger to the exact moment when a paranoid observer would have started building a bomb shelter, that was it."
Blasphemous. That team was one ill-timed Crable hit away from winning the national championship. :)
No, really -- that's what a lot of people think. Never mind all the data (within that game and ones that would follow, like Florida's domination of OSU and USC's big win over ... us).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||DB||
This is Dave Brandon's account. It was the last Hoke supporter about a year ago.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Burns Park||
I posted the same last week. It's my usual routine. Approach from the NW/N/NE ... definitely not from the south.
What not to do: Pay $10/$20 people are charging just a block or so from the free stuff.
I also like the downtown parking lot suggestions.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome. I'd like to see (or,||
Awesome. I'd like to see (or, rather, hear) more of this.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||cycling||
I've done the cycling thing a bunch of times, but not recently, so I couldn't tell you the best place to park. I'd guess that your location idea would be a good one.
Anyway, I think it's a great way to get to the game as long as you're aside the main pedestrian flow to the stadium. You'll get away fast, too.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||depends||
One of many options:
Comfortable walking fifteen minutes (before and after the game)? Approach Ann Arbor from the north (or, at least, say away from I-94 between Jackson Road and US-23) and park in one of the surrounding neighborhoods (e.g., Burns Park). Look for Ferdon Road (a north-south street) on the map for a location clue.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||perspective||
I'd suggest that you look at this a little differently. I think it's interesting, and I'm glad that it doesn't happen more often.
Aside, we now have a coach that appears to face reality rather than clapping at everything. (Not that Hoke didn't do some things well ....)
|5 weeks 3 days ago||stats||
OP says: "This looked like an OL of the great past ....."
Stats say: 76 yards on 29 carries (with, of course, no sacks)
I'm as excited as I've ever been about Michigan football, and things have gotten better, but the line didn't look _great_ to me.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||JM||
I've said this before: I think Brady Hoke is John Madden "lite." He doesn't have the same level of accomplishments, but he's a textbook "everyman" in personality, which I think would fly very well with most listeners. I think it also contributed to one of his relative strengths as a coach (recruiting).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||stadium||
It's much bigger, yes, and has Utah handily beat in tradition, but I don't remember ever seeing anything like this when looking outside it:
If you separate Michigan Stadium from its many intangibles (admittedly impossible) you'll see that it's a big, plain bowl with lots of mediocre sight lines. I love it, but I don't think it's flawless.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||N-F-L||
I'm favorably impressed by the high level of play in pro football. Everything else about the National Football League is corporatized and nauseating. Brandon would've fit in perfectly with all those "message shapers." Must protect the shield ... must protect the shield.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||memories||
He hates RichRod and all things (like Gardner) that can be associated with RichRod. It blinds him sometimes.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||M gear||
OP: Thanks for sharing some of your experience. I think it's a very good contribution to MGoBlog.
I agree with those who feel it was disrespectful to wear Michigan gear to an Oregon State event. Why not something neutral? What was your intent?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||NoScript||
Same here .... I didn't have the patience to temporarily allow a bunch of sites.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Gameday||
The average MGoBlog post has more useful information than you'll hear out of Chris / "Herbie" / Corso (FFS ...) in two hours. They hardly ever say anything truly interesting. I suppose some of the "pageantry" (signs, etc.) is fun.
I'd have to say that this is a step up from some of their programming (poker games).
|7 weeks 1 day ago||'70s||
Those were rough years for the Big Ten. They were 1-9 in the Rose Bowl during that decade. The whole "Big Two Little Eight" routine (run, stop the run against largely inferior teams) was okay regionally but it fell apart when playing road games (including the Rose Bowl) against teams with equal or better talent.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||other teams||
* Arizona and wherever Brady Hoke winds up ... just _interest_, mind you.
* TCU: Several years ago I was in Texas (DFW) on a work assignment. The SWC was still a "thing." Aside from U Houston and TCU, there were alums from all the other schools in the office. TCU (as it was nearby) became my adopted team.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||point||
You might be missing the point. You could use email@example.com instead of your .edu address.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Rosen ...||
"Former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg compiled his data ..."
Too good to be true!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||man-child||
Not my favorite Herbie, but still a good album ...
|7 weeks 5 days ago||toughness||
My Michigan football worldview is shattered. Back in 2011 I heard so much talk about toughness (as opposed to the prior regime and its undersized pu$$y midgets) that I couldn't believe anything else could be happening.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||reference||
For the younger crowd here: