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|15 hours 30 min ago||MGoBoard|
|1 day 20 hours ago||timing||
It wasn't just Jews. If you weren't a WASP back then (e.g., if you were Greek/Italian) you faced subtle discrimination in that region. Lately? Not so much ...
Reference (not necessarily authoritative, but consistent with what I've heard):
BTW, I have older relatives who were on the wrong end of that back in the day.
|2 days 21 hours ago||words||
If you're going to butcher something, at least do it correctly: PRE-Madonna.
|1 week 2 hours ago||again||
Sorry, sierragold, I have to comment on this post, too.
"I just don't ever expect to hear about the U of M Fraternities doing this kind of damage at a ski resort ..."
What they did is extreme and disgusting. There's another post here (recommended reading) that goes into gory detail about another incident. That alone should (IMO) alter your expectations. You don't *ever* expect to hear something like this?
"... does give a black eye to the U of M ..."
Sorry -- no *reasonable* person is going to use that to smear UM. Only people that like to say "scUM" will make a big deal out of this.
"... they are representing the University of Michigan as long as they are enrolled at the University ..."
Sorry, no -- this is a private affair.
"Face it you would be laughing your ass off if it was any other University."
Nope -- I'd chalk it up to a bunch of 20-something idiots under the influence of some bad groupthink (the dark side, btw, of Greek System culture).
|1 week 2 hours ago||yes||
I agree with this and your other posts. The OP sounds like a bit of a Boy Scout with the Moral Majority tone of his/her post.
OP: You're "disappointed?" Really? Is it your expectation that all 40K UMich students behave themselves at all times? That appears to be the case and it makes you look silly and naive.
Were those guys a bunch of idiots? Surely. Does it reflect poorly on the whole university? NFW.
|1 week 1 day ago||soundtrack for w777's post||
"... ever since Rich Rod let them take the state over ..."
|1 week 1 day ago||Hand and engineering||
Maybe his numbers (grades, test scores) were way outside the engineering school's range for incoming students. It may have been that simple.
Who knows? They may have been outside Alabama's, too. But, schools that make use of "bag men" are probably more likely to sweet-talk recruits.
|1 week 3 days ago||nature||
No one as mentioned Antelope Island, so I may as well ... it's pretty cool if you're in a hiking mood:
Little bit of a poke from SLC ...
Most people are pleasantly surprised by the range and quality of diversions in the area. SLC is underrated IMO.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||fliers||
I'd be open to calling MAAR a "flier." Still, how much would you expect in the first year?
Strictly speaking, a few other guys who turned out well (e.g., Hardaway) were flier-esque when they first got offers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||midgets||
How many 5'7" receivers did RichRod recruit to Michigan?
You *do* realize that two of the "taller" ones (Odoms, when not injured, and especially Gallon) were very productive players in college, right?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||size||
You sound like the old regime.
Miller is listed at 6'4" and 299. How big do you think the average NCAA center is?
FSU: 6'6" 308
Oregon: 6'3" 297
OSU: 6'1" 285 (a Boren, natch)
Alabama: 6'5" 296
So ... ?
Anyway, Kugler is listed at 6'5" and 299. He has an inch on Miller and nothing else.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Please.||
Too early for that ...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Larry Brown||
Significant accomplishment, but perhaps easier than you think ...
Kansas has had apparently amazing recruiting for 20+ years and they've played in a historically mediocre conference. There aren't any other teams that are *regular* threats to make deep NCAA tourney runs. What you have instead are few outlier years (Oklahoma in the late '80s, Texas about ten years ago, Baylor recently ...)
With the players it gets, Kansas shouldn't lose many games in that conference.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Teams get physical with us ... we change their world."||
Easily one of the most talented players in UMich history. He had his moments in the NBA, too. An SI piece from that era:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||tradition||
In just the last eight years, we've had ...
This (http://www.barwismethods.com/) guy:
... and, finally, the guy who, on paper, appears to outrank all of them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||those who stay||
I'll always cheer for the six guys (Cole, Malzone, et al.) who stayed committed through the transition from Hoke to Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Big Ten||
Even this year, I just *love* reading posts with statements like "You need at least four down linemen in the Big Ten."
You'd think the 3-4 (and, yes, the 3-3-5) never worked anywhere.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Team RichRod||
Most everyone is familiar with the expression "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
In a bizarre way, RichRod's Michigan crew today has way more going on in pieces than it did as a group in 2010.
* Barwis (regardless of whether you believe in the "Barwis Method") is a minor celebrity and successful gym owner.
* Jay Hopson is semi-famous light-complected coach at Alcorn State.
* RichRod had a lucky season this year, but he has still redeemed himself at least a little bit.
* Scott Shafer is the head coach at Syracuse.
* Tony Gibson (!) is WVU's defensive coordinator.
* Greg Frey is the co-offensive coordinator at IU.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||thread||
I think this thread is useless. It's an MLive-esque expression of someone's opinion.
It would be less useless some other time. Now? The board is chock-full of Harbaugh/recruiting news. There's no room for anything mediocre or worse.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||obits||
Thanks to the OP for sharing the news. These are the types of obituaries that should be posted on MGoBlog.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Menlo/Atherton||
Yes and no ...
It's true -- I've seen numerous instances of (say) 5-series BMWs parked outside so-so apartment complexes in Menlo Park. As well, Atherton looks like a foreign car theme park at times.
There's lots of understatement in the area, too. (It's hard to be ostentatious when your $1M house is basically a dressed-up Midwestern rancher.)
I think Los Angeles is a little more "You are what you drive" than Sili Valley.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||request||
Please retire this GIF. It was funny and appropriate the first couple of times I saw it here. It's old and annoying now.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||S-E-C||
I don't mind seeing the ACC lose, either. There's the Notre Dame angle and the fact that -- when academics are considered -- they're a much more natural enemy of the Big Ten than the SEC is.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||99.7||
Even in an age of tolerance and enlightenment, etc., that radio show has an "Only in San Francisco" feel to it, right? :)
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Public Service Announcement||
Sorry to be that person, but ..... stop right here. Why?
* This article has already been posted.
* Its author participated in a kneecap job on UM football back in '09. To my knowledge, he never apologized.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||adjustments||
"Back in the day, with Bo, and Mo, and Lloyd, I always figured that if we went in at halftime 10 down or better, we would win the game. Our halftime adjustments were that good."
Really? I'll exclude Moeller for now, but Bo and Lloyd were famous in these parts for stubbornly pursuing a plan way past the point where it clearly wasn't working. Adjustments (which, by the way, need not be restricted to halftime) weren't really their thing.
Related, and on the subject of Lloyd, some analysis was done in this 'blog a few years ago on his 4th-quarter performance. IIRC a *lead* going into the quarter was often dangerous for the team (as it would result in offensive turtling).
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||replacement||
I'm OK with that, but I really believe Chatman will eventually come around in a big way. He has too much going for him. Hopefully this season ...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||getting the rivalries||
OP says: "RichRod didn't really "get" these rivalries, and Hoke was too nice about it. It's OK to have disdain for your rivals."
I say: WTF?
Did Brady "get" the OSU and MSU rivalries early and then *not* get them later? I doubt it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||1998||
Assuming we're restricting this to _happy_ days, I'd go with the national championship win.
In retrospect 2006 looks like a mirage to me. UM's ascent was based much on beating an overrated ND team early in the season. Their performance against USC and OSU's against Florida made the conference look overrated, too. Very good team with some great players, but not a great team ...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Why not?||
As much I'd like to *not* be at variance with one of the NFL's all-time greats (Steve H.), isn't Gittleson the the guy who valued bulk over speed and flexibility?
Also, his ancient dope-smoking-moron picture was unchanging for years:
Makes no sense, when IRL he was looking like a cool, bulked-up George Carlin:
New arguably better than old ...