|13 hours 56 min ago||We're definitely trailing||
We're definitely trailing UCLA and, according to B. Brown, Cal. If the kid's flying out on his own dime, I'd say we've got more than a 10% chance. Maybe we're at 11%...
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|3 days 4 hours ago||He'll land somewhere else.||
He'll land somewhere else. And they can't take this away from him.
|3 days 8 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 8 hours ago||Seriously? People are going||
Seriously? People are going to start thinking rationally on this board?
COME ON!!! These are the interwebs, people!!!
MOAR IRATE YELLING!!!
|3 days 9 hours ago||I don't know if his rings||
I don't know if his rings deserved to be taken with a grain of salt either. However, he has never won a ring without having absolutely elite talent.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Dude, the NCAA is not getting||
Dude, the NCAA is not getting its ass kicked in court because it doesn't let kids take money from boosters.
You're either mistaken about what Webber did or mistaken about the court case.
Either way, Webber can stay gone forever. That'll be fine with me.
Sometimes, you gotta let that old girlfriend go. She moved on. It's time you do the same.
|3 days 10 hours ago||One of my favorite quotes of||
One of my favorite quotes of all time:
"Certainly, Duke is Duke. They are on TV more than Leave It to Beaver Reruns".
- Pete Gillen
|5 days 6 hours ago||"he was a salesman. he||
"he was a salesman. he would've said anything to get you to buy a mattress". You mean he was a BAD salesman. A good salesman can tell you what you NEED to hear and still get you to buy that car.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Why the hell would you point||
Why the hell would you point out a man's failures on the day he passes?
I'd prefer to remember him for his good intentions. This was a guy that bought the Lions because he thought the group of owners weren't doing enough to be successful.
|1 week 1 day ago||+1 for your ability to||
+1 for your ability to channel your hate. That's an awesome skill to have. Use it for good, my friend.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh boy. I didn't know that||
I didn't know that the speculation centered on him. I thought I read that there were four recruits in that class and one of the recruits was no longer with the team. I thought maybe there was a reason that one recruit was no longer with the team. Maybe it was a coincidence.
Well, like you wrote "...complexity of human beings..."
|1 week 4 days ago||Ah-ha! Lordfoul is||
Ah-ha! Lordfoul is Michiganman14.
Einhorn is Finkle!
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, but there are other||
Yeah, but there are other coaches you could play for (for one year) and then bolt to the NBA. Syracuse, Duke OSU, UF, UCLA, UCONN, Arizona and Kansas have all had 1 & done players and all have better coaches who are (as far as I can tell) better people than Calipari.
If I were that kid and Calipari left me (a true freshman) at a press conference to answer questions by myself, I'd be pissed off. That's not exactly what I call a coach having his player's back.
Calipari is a POS.
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree there's no point in||
I agree there's no point in Calipari trying to put on a show by trying to discipline his players.
I don't agree that "the NBA needs to cut the stupid rule or have other developmental options".
First of all, why do they need to cut that rule? It's their league, they can institute rules that they want and that the Players' Assoc. agrees with. Second of all, there are existing options in place for high school players to choose. Go to Europe. It's been done before. College ball is just easier for them.
If I were an owner in the NBA, I'd prefer the 1 year removed rule stayed in place, or was increased to 2 years removed. If they're good enough after 1 year, they'll be good enough after 2 years. If they happen to learn a little more responsibility or gain a little more maturity along the way, even better. If they'd rather not go to class for 2 years, go to Europe. I'm willing to bet they'd gain some responsibility and maturity in 2 years in Europe as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 6 days ago||MOAR POSBANGS.||
|1 week 6 days ago||MOAR POSBANGS.||
|1 week 6 days ago||MOAR POSBANGS.||
|1 week 6 days ago||Woo-Hoo!!!||
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would've been okay with||
I would've been okay with awarding the Ravens the TD. Absent that, I just didn't think the fine the NFL handed down to the Steelers was enough to deter any coach from trying that crap in the future. Isn't that at least part of the point of these punishments?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||IMHO, the fine wasn't big||
IMHO, the fine wasn't big enough.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's the only place he can||
It's the only place he can execute his trap defense.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As the kids say - "Come at||
As the kids say - "Come at me, bro".
|2 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Levert! Yes!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I've been to Isle Royale as||
I've been to Isle Royale as well. What an amazing place! My only concern with increasing the wolf population on Isle Royale is the affect it would have on the moose. I also came within about 8-10 feet within a moose, face-to-face. Incredible.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It was pretty awesome. They||
It was pretty awesome. They finished their set and the rest of the Chilli Peppers walked off stage. While everyone booed him, Chad Smith sang a couple lines from the Victors.
Troll level - Master.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I hope this works. I've been||
I hope this works. I've been looking for this video of Chad Smith, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, singing The Victors in Columbus. A few places had video that was no longer available. Keep your fingers crossed:
Well, that video seems to have been scrubbed from the interwebs. Here's a link to the story anyway.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||One of my all time favorites!||
One of my all time favorites! Buckeye tears.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I thought this win was||
I thought this win was BE-AU-TI-FUL! Eye of the beholder and all...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ask Nussmeier what about the||
Ask Nussmeier what about the Bama offer? Since the kid is a recruit, it's not like Nussmeier can say anything.
Unless you know something that you'd like to share...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Or Mike Martin. That dude was||
Or Mike Martin. That dude was bad ass.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Rob Rennes as well, IIRC.||
Rob Renes as well, IIRC. That dude was a beast at Michigan too.
EDIT: Damnit! I somehow missed mishler3's post above about Renes. My bad, people.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The situation you describe||
The situation you describe pisses me off, especially on say 3rd and 4. Nothing worse than seeing DB's giving up the sticks.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I hope they just put him out there at corner and||
I hope they just put him out there at corner and let him become the kind of CB that just locks down one half of the field (like Charles).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||or donuts. mmm...donuts.||
or donuts. mmm...donuts. Hold the pepper.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They don't go to Ohio to play||
They don't go to Ohio to play school.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with each of your points. I was just not||
I agree with each of your points. I was just not expecting the conference winning streak to end today, though. They should have been able to extend that a couple more games.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Respectfully disagree. Regardless, very||
Regardless, very disappointing game.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||BOOM!||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Since there's no rule against||
Since there's no rule against it, it technically isn't dirty. By
It's busy league, for sure.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I seen what you did there.||
I seen what you did there.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Crootin', indeed. I'd love to||
Crootin', indeed. I'd love to hear more about this story, to get a little more context.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I have a good feeling about||
I have a good feeling about this as well. My good feeling is based on sound reasoning, I'm a Michigan fan, fergodsakes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||In the article, he says||
In the article, he says it made him laugh, so...check.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Obvious that he was saying||
Obvious that he was saying NARDUZZI IS A DOUCHE?
|6 weeks 48 min ago||Are you calling Narduzzi a||
Are you calling Narduzzi a douche?
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||What have you been reading||
What have you been reading all day? With no source cited, there's no context. I've read today that it's between Michigan and MSU, with a slight chance that it's FSU.
I have no idea, man. I just hope you're wrong. Lol.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||I agree. It's all in the||
I agree. It's all in the delivery.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||*If only this excuse worked||
*If only this excuse worked in all aspects of life.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Yeah, I can't comment on the||
Yeah, I can't comment on the replica jerzees, etc. I'm not into that stuff, so I've never shopped for them (or compared their quality).
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||I've heard this argument||
I've heard this argument before and I just don't get it.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Isn't that proof that (at||
Isn't that proof that (at least one kid) chose a school despite its shoe contract?
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||You would guess that 90% of||
You would guess that 90% of kids prefer Nike to Adidas?
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||I came for the posbang and a||
I came for the posbang and a circle jerk broke out.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Allow me to introduce you to||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Allow me to introduce you to||
Allow me to introduce you to the SEC, where they're not familiar with "full classes"
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We need to drop this 2013 way||
We need to drop this 2013 way of thinking. IT'S 2014!!!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Ahhh...that's one of the||
Ahhh...that's one of the principles of a union, though, isn't it? At least, it used to be. Equality among co-workers. If they join the union, they earn the same wage. Now, in a pay-for-play model (which I hate the idea of), maybe a fifth year senior is paid X times that of a first year freshman.
For the record, I don't see any possibility for a pay-for-play system working in college athletics. I think the universities would go back to a non-scholarship model before they started paying all of their varsity student athletes.
Either scenario is a nightmare.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||As I wrote before, I'm with||
As I wrote before, I'm with you on the 5 year thing. Currently, B1G offers 4 year scholarships. That's awfully fair.
As far as continued care and who would apply, there's a lot of great questions in there.
This is definitely going to be an interesting debate, which will be argued by people much smarter than me.
Get your popcorn ready!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I understand Title IX bars||
I understand Title IX bars gender discrimination, but does it mention discrimination against lesbians?
Their former women's basketball coach, Rene Portland, had a very open policy against lesbians. She did not allow lesbians on her team, was very proud of that, and was able to bypass the university's own policy against discrimination...until she had a couple losing seasons in a row. She resigned (or was forced out) in 2007.
Would her tenure and discriminative policies be part of this investigation?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not denigrating your||
I'm not denigrating your service or sacrifice. I agree that for every limitation (time) on a football player's education, there's a benefit (tutoring). There is a lot of give and take in that conversation, for sure.
My only point is that you can't compare any other college experience to those of a college football or basketball player. Depending on the school, some other sports may come close (baseball, hockey, wrestling, etc.). There just isn't any comparison, when you consider the revenue involved.
Unless your ROTC program was worth the kind of money that these football teams are, the same rules don't apply. That's all I was saying.
According to Forbes Magazine, there were 5 college football teams worth more than $100M this year. Michigan came in at #5.
Sorry, man. I just always get a laugh out of comments like that - "it wasn't that way for me, why should it be that way for them".
When you play a sport that generates that kind of dough, let's talk.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This coach must have||
This coach must have committed a major NCAA violation by doing that. I just know it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Is player pay the ultimate||
Is player pay the ultimate destination, or is it a bargaining chip that they can give back to the NCAA during negotiations in exchange for something that they really want?
I'm sure they'd love to be paid, but they probably realize it's not reasonable, unlike the rest of their stated demands/requests.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||While I agree with you about||
While I agree with you about not giving them five years of schollies for four years of playing, did you seriously ask why should football players be treated differently than ROTC?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm no lawyer, but I think||
I'm no lawyer, but I think it's no longer voluntary once you accept compensation for it.
I think the same applies to college athletics as well. That's probably the major (technical) difference between a varsity (scholarship) student athlete and a student athlete that participates in team that is a Volunteer Student Organization.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Or they have to use a cup &||
Or they have to use a cup & string system. That's allowed too.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||But did your best friend's||
But did your best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend hear from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night?
I kid. I kid.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Kate Upton - Flip Cup w/Jimmy||
Kate Upton - Flip Cup w/Jimmy Fallon!
Not quite as risque as the Catdaddy, but I like Upton and Fallon, plus who doesn't enjoy a (good) game of flipcup
|6 weeks 3 days ago||You can follow them on Twitter: @themarchto85.||
You can follow them on Twitter: @themarchto85.
On my phone, no link.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||This reminds me of Bob||
This reminds me of Bob Knight's opinion on players having a game face:
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Festivus is over, dude.||
Festivus is over, dude.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||YES! This team has really||
YES! This team has really shown an intestinal fortitude that is really impressive.
I LOVE THESE GUYS!!!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||MSU is like 2014, OURS,||
MSU is like 2014, OURS, BITCHES!!!
This team is really showing an intestinal fortitude that is impressive.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Bring 'em on! 2014, me love||
Bring 'em on!
2014, me love you long time!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||For some reason, when I read||
For some reason, when I read that, it came out in Eminem's voice.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||What an awesome gesture by a||
What an awesome gesture by a great representative for the University of Michigan.
And for what it's worth, Kicking & Screaming is a hilarious movie by the way.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||How about: FUCK JAY||
FUCK JAY BILAS!!!
No, I'm not kidding. That sign needs to be made.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Gosh, is that Tom Izzo's wife||
Gosh, is that Tom Izzo's wife on TV, said no one...EVER!!!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Once you start the 2014||
Once you start the 2014 thing...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I just hope Urban Meyer||
I just hope Urban Meyer doesn't fire me.
- Thad Matta
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio might be able to score||
Ohio might be able to score in East Lansing. Wait a minute. Who am I kidding. Ohio could definitely score in East Lansing, if you know what I mean.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I have no doubt that they||
I have no doubt that they want Aldon Smith long-term. He's a very talented player and they have a lot invested in him.
I can't help but wonder if their motives weren't a little self-serving, though. Doesn't rehab prevent what was a certain suspension?
Good luck to him. Reading some of the charges and the story about that party is pretty frightening stuff. I hope he stays on the straight & narrow.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Ahhh...gotcha. I probably||
Ahhh...gotcha. I probably should've picked up on that.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How would it make the Duke||
How would it make the Duke loss more explainable, because Duke is ranked higher now? What about comparing rankings at the time of the game? Using the teams' rankings now as a reason to explain that loss totally disregards how each team is trending; where the game was played; who may have been hurt/injured/experiencing a boo-boo then versus who may have those conditions now.
It was a loss. It sucks. I wish we'd won. It's fucking Duke. Duke is Duke. Mostly, I'm just glad we're playing well right now.
That Wisconsin win can really give this team a burst going into a really tough part of their conference schedule.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||+1 to you because you made||
+1 to you because you made some great points, but DAMNIT I hate it when people compare any college basketball program to something Calipari is doing.
He's an undisputed cheat. I rest assured that he will leave UK in a tire fire.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||SEC wonks will tell you that||
SEC wonks will tell you that joining the SEC automatically makes you 50% better, so you know.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I thought this SEC meme was||
I thought this SEC meme was dying. Slower than I thought I guess.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I hear Joe Dumars pipes in||
I hear Joe Dumars pipes in music at the Palace.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Just the way I like Bo Ryan,||
Just the way I like Bo Ryan, with a case of the red-ass.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||YEAH!!! SUCK IT, 2013!!!||
YEAH!!! SUCK IT, 2013!!!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I saw this comment while||
I saw this comment while surfing mgoblog on my phone. I had to login from the inter webs just so I could +1 you. This sums up my feelings about those types of comments perfectly. Plus, you are Greg McMurtry, so...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||It's impossible to tell.||
It's impossible to tell.
Not to beat a dead horse, but it's known that he knew what was going on with that tattoo shop.
The question is did players go to OSU because of the added benefit of free tattoos? If they did, OSU fielded a team that, potentially, had more talent than they otherwise would have. Now, would OSU have beaten Michigan without the additional talent? Never know.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Good question. All||
Good question. All sore-asses aside, I think Tressel is smart enough to utilize his weapons. I can't imagine he'd come in and try to run Reggie Bush between the tackles and establish a 3 yeards and a cloud of dust type offense.
As far as the Lions possibly hiring Tressel, I don't care. If he helps them win, fine. If they don't hire him, hire someone else who will help the team win.
To paraphrase Al Davis: Just. Fucking. Win. Baby.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think those victims||
I don't think those victims would remember what happened at PSU as "glorious".
|8 weeks 3 days ago||For what happened at Penn State, you can keep all||
For what happened at Penn State, you can keep all of JoePa's coaches. Fuck them.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm with ya. I listen to Karsch and Anderson, then||
I'm with ya. I listen to Karsch and Anderson, then turn the station.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Not familiar with||
Not familiar with Bruichladdich Laddie 10. Please inform me.
As for the other 2, you can't go wrong.
Personally, I'd open the Lagavulin first.
Laphroaig is great, but it's peaty.
Here's the video from when they visited Laphroaig on Modern Marvels.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Yeah Friday!||
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||It's Friday. Let's Party.||
It's Friday. Let's Party.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm here for the pos bang. Is MSC here||
I'm here for the pos bang. Is MSC here yet?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||THAT'S WHAT SHE||
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not to rehash old wounds, but||
Not to rehash old wounds, but that was probably RR's single biggest mistake. If he'd just let Shafer do his thing and not forced him into running that 3-3-5, how would things have unfolded?
I don't think that this is a scapegoat firing, though. I liked Al, but this seems like a definite upgrade. I don't think the same can be said for GERG.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I still had optimism due to||
I still had optimism due to the number of returning players, but this definitely increases how optimistic I am about the potential for 2014. Borges was good, but he seemed to really dig his heels in on how he'd run the offense.
MOAR BUBBLE SCREENS!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Saban makes Donald Trump||
Saban makes Donald Trump appear to be humble.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Okay, so "DEEZ NUSS"? One||
Okay, so "DEEZ NUSS"?
One of my favorite albums ever.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you. I have an||
I'm with you. I have an office day tomorrow, so I can't wait to turn on WTKA.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This always seemed a little||
This always seemed a little odd to me. I rarely heard stories of him on the road, so I wasn't sure if the area recruiters would get the recruits on campus and Borges would fill the role as the closer for offensive position players, or what.
Further reason to feel better about our coaching staff going forward.
Having said (um...written) that, I wish Al and his family all the luck in the world.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||These threads are coming so||
These threads are coming so fast my head is spinning.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm all like...||
I'm all like...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||YES! POSBANG! I'M YELLING||
YES! POSBANG! I'M YELLING FOR A GOOD REASON!!!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I see what you did there.||
I see what you did there.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Crap! I'd rather stick||
Holy Crap! I'd rather stick a rusty fork in my eye than watch PTI.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||No lines at my local||
No lines at my local supplier. I was able to pick up plenty of Hendrix and Sam Adams to get me through the storm.
EDIT: I just noticed I misspelled Hendricks. smh. Facepalm.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to see him bring Ray Horton with him.||
I'd like to see him bring Ray Horton with him.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Will he/she execute a bubble||
Will he/she execute a bubble screen?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||No hate, I just saw your OP||
No hate, I just saw your OP from my phone and didn't see a link. Without a ton of detail in your title ("Video from MBB's win at Minnesota) and/or post (here's a video from MBB's win at Minnesota), it reads kinda weird.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||We may be 100% Grade A, total||
We may be 100% Grade A, total assholes, but from my phone, I did not see the link, only the text. Reading only the text, it appears as though he's way off.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Apparently, he's heavy on||
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Apparently, he's heavy on the whiskey.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||There really was plenty of room for the RB on that||
There really was plenty of room for the RB on that play. Even with the two OL blocking each other, he did score pretty easily.
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Yes. Our Offensive Linemen need to start blocking||
Yes. Our Offensive Linemen need to start blocking each other on running plays.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Seeing the reaction of the||
Seeing the reaction of the guy to her right is a nice bonus too.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Greg Schiano is out in Tampa.||
Greg Schiano is out in Tampa.
Per Schefter. GM Mark Dominik is out too.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, he does deserve credit||
Yep, he does deserve credit for that. Hopefully, Schwartz will be to the Lions what Chris Collins was to the Bulls.
Now the question is, who would be our Phil Jackson.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but 4 of those wins||
Yeah, but 4 of those wins were by 8 points or less. Those games could have gone the other way as well.
It's always dangerous to use that exercise only from an optimistic standpoint. That's how you end up sticking with the wrong guy for too long.
I'm not sure if firing him is the right thing to do. I can see the case for keeping him, but cleaning out the offensive staff. That should be a minimum.
If I were the Fords, I'd have to think long and hard about that $12M. I don't care how much money you have, $12M is a lot of dough.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sorry, but it appears I||
I'm sorry, but it appears I can only +1 you once. Your dad's comment deserves more. That was pretty awesome.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I wouldn't mind seeing it on line...in||
I wouldn't mind seeing it on line...in images...being worn by people in a third world country somewhere.
Edit: The comment I responded to is no longer there. Hmm...did someone make an unscheduled trip to Bolivia?
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||I was very shocked and very||
I was very shocked and very angry, very shangry. Neg'd, but well played, yo.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||How many people making pizza||
How many people making pizza at any pizzeria give two shits about their job? And exactly how is that relevant to any discussion about DB running successful companies?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||As a Navy veteran, let me say "Go Navy! Beat||
As a Navy veteran, let me say "Go Navy! Beat Army!".
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Good catch. I hadn't noticed that before. Note to||
Good catch. I hadn't noticed that before.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Even with a loss, I don't||
Even with a loss, I don't think FSU would drop below MSU. I'm not sure, but I don't think that would happen. That would leave us with a Mizzou vs. FSU BCS game.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Not if you're hanging with Craig James, you don't.||
Not if you're hanging with Craig James, you don't.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||fucking funny.||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Are you suggesting the whole||
Are you suggesting the whole Gopher team get Cleveland Steamers (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cleveland+steamer)?
|24 weeks 7 hours ago||There are no current rules or||
There are no current rules or laws that say you cannot acheive to the same level of your boss' status right now.
The current market is dictating what these players are worth - the price of a scholarship, that's it.
Now, the market may change at some point, then there may be laws in place which will limit what these players are worth - Title IX. I believe you will have to match every dollar spent on a male athlete with an equal dollar spent on female athletes.
According to this article http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6769337/title-ix-seen-substantial-roadblock-pay-play-college-athletics from ESPN:
"Title IX guarantees gender equality in athletic opportunities. The courts have now developed, through years of case law, what that entails. It is very well established case law where the courts have said the opportunities have to be equal in all respects. It includes the accommodations and conditions around those opportunities."
|24 weeks 11 hours ago||Men's LAX, Women's Field||
Men's LAX, Women's Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Cross Country, etc.
|24 weeks 11 hours ago||I never said he cared about||
I never said he cared about getting money from the lawsuit, only that he held a grudge against the NCAA.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't have sympathy for||
I don't have sympathy for O'Bannon either. He went to a good school that helped him earn the draft status he had in the NBA. In his NBA career, O'Bannon earned almost $4M.
I don't begrudge him his earnings. He earned and deserved that money. If he didn't realize it wasn't going to last (his knees should have been telling him that, if not the never ending parade of small forwards blowing past him on the court), shame on him.
It's no one else's fault that his knees kept him from sticking around in the NBA any longer than he did.
If he hadn't blown through $4M, he may not have a grudge against the NCAA.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I'm in. I've read your posts||
I'm in. I've read your posts on MGoBlog for a long time, but this one really struck a chord with me. There's a ton of great ideas in that post.
I just clicked on your link and bookmarked your page too. Nice read!
Bring back the +1 Insightful!!!
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Yep Sam makes getting through||
Yep. Sam makes getting through the endless amount of commercials worth it. I've tried changing the station during commercials, but I sometimes miss the beginning of the recruiting round-up, which was the main reason for listening.
Can't wait for Sam to get back.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Yep. There are varying||
Yep. There are varying degrees of crappy too.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Right on. WTKA's advantage||
Right on. WTKA's advantage in the morning is that they cover Michigan. If they're not talking about Michigan athletics, they're no different than 3-4 other local sports stations. And without Sam, there are better radio personalities than Ira that I can listen to. Glad I wasn't subjected to it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Why would I disparage gay men||
Why would I disparage gay men like that?
By the way, you must've had a pretty tough 5th grade. That language was definitely not used until middle school in my 'hood.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I get the difference between||
I get the difference between Scott's and Kessel's fighting abilities. Kessel acted like a tough guy, when he's not. That's the base of the problem I have with it.
I do not agree that the initial slashing was acceptable. The NHL may not suspend him for that specifically, but it's a gutless act.
Kessel knew the deal. If he thought Scott was going to beat him senselessly, but did not want to fight, he could have skated away. He did not have to wait until someone else engaged Scott, then slashed the back of Scott's legs as he skated away.
I think this argument is totally ignorant: "I guess you don't play hockey.". What the fuck does that mean? Yes, I've played hockey. No, I no longer play. It is never okay to slash a player that's wrestling/fighting with someone else.
If Kessel wanted to fight Scott, he should've taken his lumps. If he didn't want to fight, he should've kept his stick on the ice. One action is respectable, the other is gutless.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||There's nothing fine about||
There's nothing fine about slashing another player (Scott) while he's being engaged by another player. Kessel was slashing him, while skating away. What a gutless pussy.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||only if there was any extra stretching.||
only if there was any extra stretching.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Right. I've heard this App||
Right. I've heard this App State comparison a couple of times now. How in the hell could losing to a MAC team be worse than losing to a 1-AA team? I don't get that. That Michigan team was ranked #5 in the country.
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||Hey coach, "Fuck you. Come||
Hey coach, "Fuck you. Come get some." is five words.
|26 weeks 12 hours ago||Obviously, he was saying...||
Obviously, he was saying...
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. Second largest NCAA||
Yep. Second largest NCAA offense behind stretching.
Say goodbye to big time football, boys. I smell the death penalty coming (second offense and all).
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Okay. Thanks for the info.||
Okay. Thanks for the info.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure if they still||
I'm not sure if they still wear them, but I haven't seen the Cleveland Indians wearing hats with their mascot on them all year. I'm not sure if they've stopped using those hats completely, or if I just haven't seen it. If they have stopped using them completely, I'm not sure if this is the first year or not.
I think it's interesting in that it shows some sensitivity to the cause. If that's it, I wonder how far they may be from changing their name.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Nice! He may use Fisher as||
Nice! He may use Fisher as an advisor or a consultant for the search, but I don't think Fisher's leaving the NFL for any college job, not even his alma mater.
He would be scary good, though.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I can't see either program||
I can't see either program going with a coach with no HC experience. What about Charlie Strong to Texas? That would be pretty awesome.
He's done a hell of a job at Louisville. I can't see him staying there long-term, though.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Here's a big ol' TIFWIW for||
Here's a big ol' TIFWIW for you:
a business associate of mine grew up with Fitzgerald. He said he never spoke with Fitzgerald personally about it, but word in their circle of friends was that Fitzgerald was offered the job, informed Northwestern of his intentions, and they ponied up more cash and promises on facility upgrades to get him to stay.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Man Card||
Give it up.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Hopefully your friends know more of the back story||
Hopefully your friends know more of the back story behind your fiancee's stress. Otherwise, she's made a bad first impression.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||No doubt. Meeting your college friends should be||
No doubt. Meeting your college friends should be important to her. The story you describe makes it sound like it isn't important.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||She's a keeper.||
She's a keeper.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||^^^^^THIS^^^^^She obviously doesn't care about||
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||Well played, lawyer!||
Well played, lawyer!
|27 weeks 11 hours ago||It's a (home) office day for||
It's a (home) office day for me; definitely distracted. Damn it!
I think you're drinking an appropriate amount of kool-aid.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Grown ass man, indeed. "But||
Grown ass man, indeed.
"But off the field, "mean and nasty" doesn’t really describe Bryan. He’s a 3.3 GPA student, according to Benson. He’s a churchgoing kid. He sometimes has his teammates come over when he’s babysitting his brother, and they watch him care for Filimone unashamed."
6'-4", 320 lbs: described as a leader who is mean and nasty on the field, but a grown ass man in every possible way.
This is a guy that will be easy to root for.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||+1 to you for posting that||
+1 to you for posting that article. What a great kid!
|29 weeks 1 day ago||This almost made me spit out||
This almost made me spit out my coffee. It was sort of dick-ish, but called for.
Well played, ijohnb.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||The paths may be different,||
The paths may be different, but my expectations have hit all of the same spots as yours. I keep looking at the schedule and trying to anticipate certain outcomes, trying to see what our record could look like at seasons end.
I've surfed the schedule enough times over the past month that I've also came to the same conclusion:
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly. I watched that||
Exactly. I watched that thing 3 or 4 times, but still didn't have all of the info he did. That was very well done. I enjoyed it. Thanks, reshp1!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. I didn't remember him||
Wow. I didn't remember him having those types of numbers early in his career. +1 Informative to you, sir.
I really think it makes it all the more tragic that he resorted to steroids and HGH. Given the natural power growth that players experience as they reach their early thirties, he could have been remembered as a great (non-steroid) player that was an asshole. Instead, he'll be remembered as a steroid and HGH fueled freak of his former self that was an asshole.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I think his point was Cabrera's "combination" of||
I think his point was Cabrera's "combination" of average and power. Bonds didn't have that combination until he began taking steroids. Prior to that, yes, he was a very good hitter - for average. He had no power, though.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||It depends on your purpose. Are you going to enjoy||
It depends on your purpose. Are you going to enjoy the local high school football game, or are you going to be a pseudo-recruiter for Michigan?
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, his measurables sound||
Yeah, his measurables sound like they're off the chart. He won me over at "my parents raised me well." and "I don't have a Twitter.".
Any 17 or 18 year old kid that isn't on Twitter definitely walks to the beat of his own drum.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Valenti and Foster are awful. I like Karsh And||
Valenti and Foster are awful. I like Karsh And Anderson. Stoney and Bill are okay. Valenti really is the worst, though.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I hadn't heard Dery wasn't at 97.1 anymore. I||
I hadn't heard Dery wasn't at 97.1 anymore. I think these guys usually have 90 to 180 day non-competes, so he may be waiting for that to expire.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||And now for the obligatory||
And now for the obligatory (from MGoBoard FAQ's):
What should I title my threads?
Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the F5 tip. That||
Thanks for the F5 tip. That helps. Now I can stop using this damn IE.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Similarly, I couldn't (still||
Similarly, I couldn't (still can't) access through Chrome, but was able to access through IE. I've been having problems posting in the app on android. Everytime I comment on a thread the app closes.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||For some reason (I think it||
For some reason (I think it was the "Sooooooo..." opening), I read that in John Cleese's voice and it was fucking hilarious.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Am I the only one that||
Am I the only one that noticed Roy Manning is actually driving while making that vine video? Dude - pull over and make that shit, then get back on the road.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, but I'm a little||
Yep, but I'm a little confused about Inception now. I may have to live with that because I don't think I want to watch that thing over again.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||Agreed. I've long felt that||
Agreed. I've long felt that my fandom is a little disproportionate to the other important things in my life. I don't blame them for having a little more balance.
I also admire the lesser fan's functional F5 button.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||In your OP Point #3, you||
In your OP Point #3, you didn't mention possible contracts. You only brought up how Gagne was a name that intrigued you, as someone who could help the team. Choosing gagne over Cleary was funny to me.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. SMH. Fall camp||
Exactly. SMH. Fall camp can't get here soon enough.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Yep. That cheap out is the||
Yep. That cheap out is the result of one guy hustling and staying aware of the game situation, while the other guy assumes something and "Big Times" the play. He was too big of a player to hustle.
Good for Pena. Go Tigers!
|35 weeks 4 days ago||As others have written,||
As others have written, thanks for posting this. If you hadn't posted this story here I wouldn't have seen this. Thanks again for posting; what an awesome story.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||At the pool right now. We're||
At the pool right now. We're making our way to the lake house this evening to enjoy a long weekend of drinking, swimming, drinking, fireworks, and drinking. Oh, did I also mention we'll be drinking?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Major difference, no?||
I think there's a big difference in not self-reporting your own wrong-doings and reporting another school. OSU was "jammed" for not reporting their own problems.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||According to the article,||
According to the article, Michigan's 15 four-year public universities all have access to these planes, so MSU isn't getting any special benefit here. The only other question I have is MSU paying the same rate that any other person or entity would pay? If so, then case closed. Move on.
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||That's the first time I've||
That's the first time I've heard that version (younger Boren's scholarship) of the "family values" comment.
The version I've heard most is that RR didn't want Boren traveling back to Ohio to help with his family's snow plow business. Maybe I heard this version more because it was just a joke? I don't know.
Your version could be spot on, for all I know.
I'm not sure how much time RR had to spend fighting that perception (or misperception). Regardless, I have read several articles now that have referenced what a good relationship Ginn Sr. has with Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison, which is nice. A good working relationship with a key coach in an area like northeast Ohio can't hurt.
I wish Lattimore and Smith the best. They sound like a couple of good kids. I still have a hard time believing that the best kids from Glennville will end up anywhere besides OSU. I hope I'm wrong.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||mmmmm...ouzo.||
|38 weeks 5 hours ago||Thanks for clarifying. After||
Thanks for clarifying. After you two mentioned the problems with the exchange rate, I do remember that being an issue for several years. However, these things being cyclical, isn't it a matter of time before the exchange rate is a problem again? Has the NHL done anything to avoid this problem in the future?