I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|5 days 18 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.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Slow-mo FTW||
+ a google
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Two words -||
|15 weeks 4 days 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.
|16 weeks 5 hours 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 4 days 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.
|18 weeks 4 days 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!
|19 weeks 4 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.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||The term in question was||
The term in question was "Band F_ _" (the second word beginning with "f"; rhymes with bag).
|21 weeks 6 days ago||This is a||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||My apologies . . .||
please see below.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You are correct sir . . .||
I appreciate you stepping in to my defense, though perhaps that term is just a weeeeee bit dated (damn I hate it when I realize how old I am). Anyway . . . in order to prevent any further misunderstandings, I will update the sig.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Short Term gain. Long Term?||
Definitely bodes well for Hoops right now. Would be nice to see some Belein proteges get a chance to be headcoaches and get a Michigan Hoops coaching tree going. In the end, I guess I'd rather take this though.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Nice job on making "The||
Nice job on making "The Decision" look like a brilliant PR move.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Go Blue!!!||
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||really||
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Nice!||
Where do I get me one???
|22 weeks 1 day ago||GR Baby!!! Beer, pontoon||
GR Baby!!! Beer, pontoon boat, beer, fishing, more beer, and some fireworks to close out the night
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Happy 237th!!!||
ITS GREAT !!! TO BE !!! A U S AMERICAN!!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Quick Answer: July 3rd||
Nothing else going on for the diehard CFB fan, so lets look for something to discuss??? I find the "3 star freak-out" to be an especially annoying occurence this year, given the fact that nearly everyone in the class is a 4 star or higher across the board. If the entire class consists of 3 star "who is this guy" types then maybe we have a good discussion thread. Otherwise, lets relax and light us some fireworks.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||Hex Hatch . . .||
is that like Bonnarro??? Whose playing?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Other than the obvious . . .||
(nobody!!! - nuetral site games are turrible) I would say:
1) USC at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
2) Florida at Gillete Stadium in Foxboro
Both Games in November.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Good Work||
Thanks for doing the work. It is nice to see it actually explained, something which neither the NCAA or anyone in the Media ever does.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
Perhaps what this tells us is that in pure population B1G is on par with SEC. The other thing this neglects is the fact that the number of D1 recruits produced per capita isnot constant from state to state. For example Both Louisiana and South Carolina produce more D1 recruits than Michigan (IIRC) but have only half the population.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Keep in mind this is a 2008||
Keep in mind this is a 2008 artcile. I'm sure Dantonio has things squared now.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I'm a supporter||
Don't like the "throwbacks", the Sugar Bowl Jerseys, and am leery of the many of the marketing efforts . . . but I like the block M.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Lloyd Carr and the Lack of Support From the U of M Community||
1. How big a factor did lack of support from the "Michigan Community" (i.e. athletic dept. employees, university employees, alums, former players) play in the failure of Rich Rodriguez?
2. How big a factor did Lloyd Carr play in the lack of support from the "Michigan Community"? Did he merely speak volumes with his silence or did he openly campaign against RR behind closed doors to the "Michigan Community" ?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I am still having issues also||
I am still having issues also - anybody know what's up???
|2 years 15 weeks ago||The article on Branding: Pissed Off ???||
I don't want to turn all this branding/marketing talk into a "black and white" (figuratively) "Us vs. Them" issue, but I am definitely in the "anti" marketing/branding camp. The article linked is a prime example of my frustration. The article implies that noone knew where Oregon was, and therefore their football team sucked. Then, Nike gave them a bunch of "flashy" uniforms and suddenly everyone knew where they were, especially all the elite high school football players! Not only did they suddenly know where Oregon was, they wanted to go play football for them and as a result the football team got really good. Yeah Marketing!!! I'm guessing that Mike Bellotti and Chip Chip Kelly might have a bit of a different take on what happened at Oregon.