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|8 hours 9 min ago||game workers||
By "long time game workers" I realize you weren't referring to the people who wrote the games, but that might be fun, too. The gaming industry is infamous for its long programmer death marches to get the products out the door.
|2 days 12 hours ago||parking||
Same as always for me: Drive until it's free, then walk to the stadium. Ann Arbor isn't that big.
|2 days 23 hours ago||comparisons||
Ann Arbor is sometimes on the wrong end of ridiculous comparisons, such as when someone in NYC compares it to "the Midwest" (which includes places like Ann Arbor but not Rochester / Syracuse). In other words, they make a city-to-region comparison.
|1 week 8 hours ago||special teams||
"Bo took special teams extremely seriously. He knew it could be the difference between a win and a loss and he’d be damned if he was going to let that happen."
Except when kicking off to Rocket Ismail ... :)
Kidding! Partly, anyway. This is a great story and I've enjoyed the series.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||supporting cast on Lakers||
I think Kobe had at least something to do with the quality of his supporting cast.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"classic"||
Agreed. IMO if you don't have anything resembling a design (Penn State, Nebraska, Alabama) you shouldn't be in the conversation.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||hand size||
AFAIK it's all about the ratios rather than the hand size:
|4 weeks 4 days ago||imprecision||
OP: Save for one example, you asked a hopelessly murky and open-ended question.
A word on "tradition" and UMich football: For something with such an vague definition, it sure does constrain the thinking of many Michigan fans. I'd be OK with not hearing about it again.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||AA driving||
In the "city/town of about 100K" weight class, I'd like to see a place more driver-unfriendly than Ann Arbor. I realize the river is a geographical challenge, but going from A to B can be very difficult (more than you'd expect for a place of that size).
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||summer vacation||
No offense, OP, but I've never understood why (assuming a Midwest origin here) the hell anyone would go south for a holiday in the summer. It would make sense only between November and March.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||bullying||
I think that's a somewhat dated stereotype.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||others||
I like many of the ones already mentioned (though I'll never totally understand the ones that effectively lack a design, like Alabama and Penn State). Here are some others:
* UVa (I like the design.)
* UNC (Like the color scheme ...)
* Arizona (Seriously -- I like the red, white, and blue.)
|5 weeks 2 days ago||college, NFL||
It's not easy for me to understand why Hurst, who has some clear limitations even at the college level, is on an NFL map where Glasgow (limitations aside) doesn't even appear despite being a higher-impact player than Hurst at this point.
I'm just a goober, though ... not a professional scout.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||numbers||
Last I knew, Marquette gets, on average, about 50% more yearly snow than Buffalo (140-some inches versus 90-some for Buffalo).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||or||
This shouldn't be posted at all. It's RCMBesque.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||diets||
Often true. I'm related to one. It's also true (though perhaps not to the same degree) that Paleo and (back in the day) Atkins people can be just as annoying with their obsession about CARBS.
Allow me to generalize and say that most people talking about their diets without prompting are annoying.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Dream Police?||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||dead horse||
Is anyone else tired of hearing about Penn State's dark past? There seems to be nearly universal agreement that it was B-A-D and I don't see what additional posts of this type add to the discussion.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||sub-6 RBs and WRs||
"... gallon was the only one of those guys in the group that panned out at all ..."
Not really. Here's a look at the RBs and WRs under 6'0" that RichRod recruited (hits for above average productivity, misses for below average ... in my judgment, of course):
Terrence Robinson: Miss
To the parent (Mad Hatter) post: It's weird -- RichRod is doing the same thing at Arizona. Lots of "backs" to the point where the front seven of the defense seems like an afterthought.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||early retirement||
Too bad for the guy (and ND).
I expect to see this more often in the future, especially with players that are relatively advantaged socioeconomically.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||demise||
Another day, another good MGoBlog poster with lots of points presenting something puzzling ...
"When RR changed the emphasis on the OL, Michigan cratered."
To put it mildly, I think there were other reasons (historically bad defenses, a dynamic QB who didn't have touch, etc.) for Michigan's demise. RichRod had a decent hit rate with O-line recruiting and (indirectly) development. No, he didn't recruit enough of them, but he did bring us future NFLers Lewan, Schofield, and Omameh. (Diehards would count Jake Fisher, too.)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||ACT: 36?!||
Back in the day, I recall the ACT having four sections worth:
34: Social Studies
Maximum possible score: 34.5 (or, I guess, 35 if rounded up).
Has it changed? (I'm old.)
To the OP: How did he do on the SAT? If he aced that, too, may I suggest that he include some Ivies? Some of them have interesting financial aid available.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||yes||
There's a big gap between the popular perception of Iowa and the reality of that state for many people.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||size||
22K+ points ... I'd expect better from you. From your post:
"They were beaten up usually because of so many small guys."
I'll bite. Who exactly were those small guys?
Also, who recruited them? The '10 team would have had players from these classes:
'08: Lloyd and RichRod
I think they lost because of extremely lousy defense and a QB who, amazing running ability aside, wasn't all that great in some QB areas (touch, etc.). Maybe it's just me.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||options||
Maybe look at this way:
I'd concede that Harbaugh is taking some risks with the camps. Stil, I think the options reduce to these:
1. Do nothing controversial and let the SEC continue with its hypocrisy and bagmen. Let them continue to win recruiting and games.
2. Do something. Shine some light on them and the NCAA.
Which would you choose?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||2007||
Aside from the #1 overall NFL draft pick, I don't remember the 2007 line being anything special.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||conspiracy||
Based on how the National Football League behaved (through its meat puppet journalists) during the coaching search (the one that yielded Harbaugh), I wouldn't be surprised if this is all just a scam to make people pay attention to the National Football League. I'm at least 9% serious.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Go Blue||
Trivia: A Michigan athlete participated back then. Link:
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||'08 to '10||
Point taken, but it seems that Urban and RichRod are buddies of some sort. A few years ago the former endorsed the latter:
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||comments||
I'm all in just to see what Mad Hatter has to say. :)