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|23 hours 49 min ago||These types of lists always||
These types of lists always lead to some interesting discussion, but they always seem to have some flaws. I find the logic in the "Tom Brady" argument particluarly odd - we "cannot exclude his NFL accomplishemnts". Well, ok, I guess . . . so what about David Terrell??? Me thinks his NFL "accomplishments" might take him off the list. Oh well, its summer. Gotta write about something.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Lake Michigan||
Ludington State Park
|6 days 20 hours ago||Thanks for the FutBlogging||
Count me in as someone whose interest in soccer went from lukewarm to pretty hot these past few weeks. I do believe that the regular MGoBlog posts helped drive my interest as well, so kudos Brian!
BTW, any suggestions on good blogs/sources for followng soccer? MLS, EPL, doesn't matter to me - anything that could help keep my interest stoked would be appreciated.
|1 week 1 day ago||The list I want to see next||
Top 10 ESPN Top 10 Lists for trolling sports fans.
|1 week 3 days ago||Happy Birthday America!!!|
|3 weeks 3 days ago||To do List: 1. Fill Growler||
To do List:
1. Fill Growler (Rockford Brewing)
2. Empty Growler
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I have a "mixed marriage"||
I have a "mixed marriage" (i.e. my wife is a MSU grad) and we have 3 sons ages 17, 13, and 10. Our oldest has followed in my footsteps and is 100% true blue. Our younger two sons not so much. When my younger sons talk about college football it is obvious that they simply take for granted that State is the superior football program. This certainly burns me on the inside. But I am not the super-fanatic type (perhaps soft in my old age) so my feelings stay on th inside. Occassionally I will try and gently point out that things have not always been this way, and believe it or not, Michigan actually has a winning record versus State. They look at me the same way as when I talk about CDs and VCRs. Then they ask me if we had electricity when I was growing up.
|4 weeks 14 min ago||Props when they are due||
As on that likes to criticize DB for other things I cannot argue this point. In fact, the OP even missed on of his homerun hires - Mens Swimming coach Mike Bottom. He won a National title in his second year I believe.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not trying to ge all||
Not trying to ge all argumentative ( I do like the good natured debate), but I believe you are making a mistake in saying the supply is high. While there certainly are plenty of kids who want to play D1 football, the number than can actually play/compete at the D1 level is extremely small.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure that analogy works||
The reason people take those jobs at talent agencies is simple supply and demand. The supply is high (people looking to get into Hollywood) and the demand is low (jobs at talent agencies). As a result the prices (wages) are very low.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Whatever they servin' at the||
Whatever they servin' at the two high school grad open houses I need to attend. Hopefully the "pop" is of the barley variety.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Standard Late May Summer Stuff||
Brews, dual Little League games, brews, yard work, brews, Grad open house, brews, feeling jealous that my wife (teacher) and kids are nearly done 'till september.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||If I may speak on behalf of this board||
This board would not object to David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building. This board probably would object to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building. And this board would most definitely object to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building and then tweeting out thanks to J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Brady Hoke for being his inspiration #LeadersandBest
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I too was initially very||
I too was initially very excited by the guy. But then came the 1st (of what obviously became multiple) head scratching decisions. In an interview immediately after winning a state title with Country Day he came right out and stated that he was not happy because he wanted the offense to run through him and was looking to transfer. So to accomplish this he decided to transfer to a basketball factory that was already stocked with other DI talent.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not just that tweet that I||
Not just that tweet that I was referring to. In late January Red Berenson had a quote indicating that being a college coach was something that Mike Babcock could see himself doing someday. Not saying that this is a done deal or even likely, just that it probably shouldn't be treated as idle internet speculation.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Please enlighten us||
So what is your explanation then? I understand that in the general sense of things your logic is sound (i.e. pro coaches don't move to college), but there seems to be fairly credible eveidence that this is in fact what Babcock wants to do.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Philosopher King||
Can we get him an extra year or two of eligibility after next year??? I want him to appeal to the NCAA just to see what kind of argument he could make. Dude makes Phil Jackson sound like Dick Vitale.
and oh by the way . . . did anyone catch him hug the ref during the B1G Championship game??? I swear I saw him leaning over and do this right after chatting the ref up while waiting for someone to shoot free thows
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Quit your day job ?||
Just an amazingly well written article. Thank you BiSB! The job offer from Brian is in the mail.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you!!!||
I have been meaning to get the DVD for a while - now I don't have to!
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||Thanks to Brian||
and the entire staff at MGoBlog. This has been an extremely trying period in my long fandom of Michigan Football. Having coverage of the team that is competent, informative, insightful, and humerous has made it just a little less bearable.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Slow-mo FTW||
+ a google
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Two words -||
|47 weeks 40 min ago||Excellent Clarification||
While the basic "NCAA SUX!!!" reaction and ensuing backlash from these types of non-sensical occurences probably does some good, I do think it is important to remembr that the NCAA is an organization created and given power by the Universities that are it's members. Sure the organization itself deserves a large share of the blame, but I think we tend to give the university presidents a free pass on this. They have the power to change things but they just sit around and watch it all happen without taking any type of active roll in fixing it.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I too am sick of that argument,||
though I believe my logic is a bit more basic. Forget about the NCAA and the whole amateurism hypocrisy thing - it really has nothing to do with that. It’s quite simply the fact that there will always be innocent people affected when others are fairly punished. If a convicted felon has a large family should he/she receive a more lenient sentence than someone with no family? When a company gets caught breaking the law should we refrain from severe fines as it will affect the company’s profitability and thus hurt the employees? If we follow this logic, then what type of deterrent for future misdeeds is there? In the very specific case of college sports, I think it is pretty safe to say that without punishment going to the University (which affects the innocent current athletes) there would be little if any deterrent to breaking the rules.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Wait until liability comes||
Wait until liability comes into play. There are already lawsuits against the NFL and they may be able to deal with it (just raise ticket prices - yeahhh!!!), but what happens when it makes its way down the chain to High School and youth football??? I can totally see youth leagues eventually getting scared off by the need and cost of liability insurance and just ceasing to exist. I would hate it as much as the next guy, but not sure that it isn't inevitable.
|50 weeks 1 hour ago||Just a thought||
While I tend to agree with your post, I must say that it was, ummm . . . interesting to see the title of your post sitting above your profile pic.
|50 weeks 2 hours ago||
Another option is Linked In. Not sure if you guys are familiar with the site, but it is a way to build "professional" connections with people (kind of like Facebook for jobs and career). Any way, in Linked In there are groups that you can join and one of them is for U of M Alumni. I joined and get daily e-mails from the group. The daily e-mails have links to people looking from employment, people looking to hire, and other discussions and threads. Your project would be a great thread.
Good luck and Go Blue!
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I think perhaps you should be concerned||
The main point the article was making is that the hit was NOT within the rules.
|1 year 5 days ago||The term in question was||
The term in question was "Band F_ _" (the second word beginning with "f"; rhymes with bag).
|1 year 1 week ago||This is a||