I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Quit your yammerin'||
Mani is not only the best Pizza in Michigan, it is competing for best restaurant in A2 as far as I'm concerned. Yeah, it's pricey but I'm willing to pay more for that experience. Everything they make is great. Having lived on the East Coat for several years, I was so upset to lose the thin crust experience when I moved back to MIchigan. Mani isn't as good as the best East Coast pizza in terms of crust/sauce, but it's actually better when it comes to bold ingredients. Their pasta is spectacular too--not the red sauce blandness of traditional italian restaurants.
And yes, Anthony's is amazing but we're talking about apples and oranges. Anthony's is my go-to when I want a food-coma inducing pizza at home. But Mani is a higher-end, sit-down experience. I woudln't eat at Anthony's unless stuck in a blizzard or something.
By the way, after Mani and Anthony's, it's a huge drop off to third place.
I didn't realize I had such strong opinions about pizza...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So good to have you back!!!||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Corporate synergy||
Corporate synergy at it's worst.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||STFU. You are incorrect||
STFU. You are incorrect always.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes, he is. Have a seat||
Yes, he is. Have a seat scparks.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||That's a joke, right?||
Is that comic sans? Holy shit, I didn't think it could get worse.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||"GM" was a perfect||
"GM" was a perfect description. "Maximize revenue" was also apt. UM is becoming increasingly professional and decreasingly "Michigan." Kids can't go to the games anymore because it's too expensive. That sucks.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||You are incorrect about||
You are incorrect about things.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||Cool dude.||
I agree. Bill Martin was worse. But comparing Brandon to the guy who hired Rich Rodriguez--that's a pretty low bar, man.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Have you driven by Criser at night lately?||
If so, you've not been able to see the big house because it is obfuscated by a giant glaring digital sign advertising ticket sales. It's horrible.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Fuck Dave Brandon*. *except||
Fuck Dave Brandon*.
*except hiring Hoke. Everything else is the fucking worst.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for sharing. I know||
Thanks for sharing. I know how long video editing takes so I appreciate and applaud your effort. But that song is terrible.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Shite||
I have to admit being skeptical before viewing. The term "greatest" invites skepticism.
But that was glorious.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Let's put the "brakes" on||
Let's put the "brakes" on needless criticism
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I think for all the obvious||
I think for all the obvious reasons
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I like this picture with||
I like this picture with "Play Like a Champion Today" written above it.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||27-6 Michigan||
Conservative game plan + Shane Morris playing time = 27-6 Michigan
|14 weeks 5 days ago||^ This ^||
Listen--I love this blog. I check it way too often. As long as Brian continues writing stuff like today's "The Story," that's all that really matters.
But the new banner seems a little lame. The photo is fine but the font looks generic...too bulky or something. I don't know--the quality of the banner doesn't equal the quality of the blog experience, I guess. And because I check the site way too often, I'll be seeing that new banner a LOT.
But yeah, whatever.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Danny Worth he is not...|
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Scouting Report: Ozzie||
My friend in Boston (and one of the most astute baseball people I know) just texted me with this to say about Iglesias:
"I LOVE him. Ozzie Smith. Maybe the best devensive SS I have ever seen in a Sox uniform. He'll never hit a HR--but .275, will bat 9th and be the best defensive SS in baseball."
Listen, I liked Garcia's potential but Ozzie is a first-ballot Hall of Famer w/ a .260 lifetime batting average. I'll take him.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Sir Desmond Soward||
Sir Desmond Soward
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Two new hotels in A2||
There are two new hotels that have just opened near Briarwood: Hilton Garden Inn and Townplace Suites. I stayed in both for one night as part of a promotion. They're both really nice, with great service and clean/modern accommodations. I can't speak for price or availability but they're both great options.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Cool dude||
Thanks for acknowleding one of my points. Unfortunately, the majority of charter schools are not bound to your wife's school's standards. To my other points--Is your wife in a union? Does she receive the same benefits as other teachers in traditional public schools? Is the school non-profit?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Um...no||
Um...that's not true.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm...||
This school seems great but--and this is just my opinion, based on a lifetime dedicated to public schools--charter schools are usually the worst. They self-select the best available kids and trumpet their success, never acknowledging that they removed the cream of the crop from traditional public schools and left the problematic kids behind (thus not really "closing the gap"). Teachers are typically paid less (most charter schools are non-union) and have fewer rights. Many charter schools (I can't speak for this one) are for-profit, and therefore beholden to corporate investors, rather than the good of all kids. I could go on-and-on but, suffice it to say, I'm very wary of supporting charter schools.
To the OP-- I may be TOTALLY wrong about your school. Perhaps (as Ezeh asks above), your school as taken steps to make sure you include a more representative group of students. Perhaps you allow your teachers to unionize and offer competitive payment and benefits. Perhaps you are a non-profit charter. I couldn't find info on any of those things on the website so feel free to correct me.
But at first glance, I would be wary of supporting this cause.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I'm used to it||
I went to middle school in Ann Arbor during the Fab Five era. I was the only one rooting for Calbert Cheaney and Alan Henderson. That was miserable.
Wow, I feel like I'm in a confessional.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||88-84 IU||
The only game of the year where I cheer against UM. My parents went to IU and I was raised to be a Hoosier (at least when it comes to basketball). But I attended UM and am blue in every other way. So...conflicted...
|47 weeks 2 days ago||If Brian is done with this||
If Brian is done with this year's hockey team (at least in print), I don't think we'll see them featured in the banner anytime soon.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder what a close-up of||
I wonder what a close-up of his finger w/ the stache (in the place where Denard's helmet currently resumes) would look like? Anyone with photoshop skills wanna give it a whirl?
P.S. I think a Lewan banner might be a nice temporary statement but I'd love to see something basketball related takeover during this seemingly groundbreaking season.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||74-48 (UM)||
And as an Ypsi native and UM alum, I'd just like to point out that the Corner Brewery is the coolest place to drink (indoors or outdoors) in Washtenaw County. Also the Shadow Art Fair is much cooler than Ann Arbor's middle-aged, bloated affair.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Other exciting ideaz!||
Why stop with the uniforms? How about some other brand enhancing ideaz!
Other ideaz welcome...
|50 weeks 3 days ago||"Parade" is too kind||
"Parade" is too kind. "Clown show," maybe?
|50 weeks 4 days ago||"Football will still be football"||
"Football will still be football."
That would be nice. Unfortunately, it's becoming NASCAR with a side order of NBA fan experience!!!
|50 weeks 4 days ago||"other 11 games?"||
So we're only doing alternate uniforms once a year?! That's awesome. Thanks for this welcome breaking news. I had no idea the Brandon was making a drastic departure from his traditional practice of using alternate uniformz at least 3 times a year.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Oh god...||
The "support the troops" argument. This has nothing to do with criticizing the players. It has everything to do criticizing the leadership.
(Commence: "but the kids love the crazy new stuff"-- STFU--Alabama and USC disagree.)
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Wait what?||
Are you talking to us?
|50 weeks 4 days ago||It's not about whether they||
It's not about whether they look good or not. The question is: Do they look like Michigan Football?
The answer is no.
(BTW- I'm even willing to tolerate this once a year, but anything more is a clown show)
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Whatever, man.||
Whatever, man. I'm not talking about "kinds of people." I'm talking about myself.
This thing I love has colors attached to it. Now that color is highlighter yellow and I'm blinded by it in crowds and on courts. Now the gods I worship where bumblebee costumes.
Just win, I guess.
I'm going to eat some chips.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||This is trolling?||
I just laid my heart out there. I guess my heart is a troll.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||You are wrong.||
You are very wrong.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Why do you hate me Dave Brandon?||
Dear Dave Brandon,
Why do you hate me? I care about your product (Michigan Football) more than any 34-year-old probably should. I'm a lifelong fan and an alum. I attend games. I cherish memories of Harbaugh and Morris, Desmond's "the catch," Biakabatuka's 313 yds. vs. Ohio, Mercury Hayes vs. Virginia, Woodson vs. everyone, Brady in 2000 Orange Bowl, Marquise Walker's catch vs. Iowa, Perry vs. MSU, Braylonfest, Manningham vs. Penn St, Tate and Denard vs. ND. In other words, I'm fully invested. I live for this.
It seems like you care more about people who are not like me.
P.S. This is not just about the uniformz.
|1 year 5 days ago||Tru dat.||
|1 year 5 days ago||Holy crap||
It's Petersen everyobody. With an "e." I was going to correct the OP but it seems like everyone's misspelling it here.
/english teacher rant
|1 year 1 week ago||We don't need...||
We don't need any insurance plan, celebrity QB's son on this team. What good could that possibly do?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||YES!!!||
The shoes make us look like Baylor. The shorts make us look like a middle school.
(I like the jerseys, btw)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||BTW||
That picture of corn comes from the first page of a google image search for "maize." There are lots of pictures of corn the same color. Nothing close to the highlighter color on the front page of that search. When people think of maize, they think of this kind of corn, not corn that you buy in the store (which is brighter but still not close to the highlighter color above).
|1 year 8 weeks ago||But you would eat highlighter colored corn?||
But you would eat highlighter colored corn? Sure, there are lots of shades of corn, but maize as a color is commonly known as being an oranger shade of yellow. The color of indigenous and dried corn.
1. See corn1.
2. A light yellow to moderate orange yellow.
(american heritage dictionary)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||We are (clap clap) UL||
If the Louisville Cardinals can be Orange, we should be just fine with green. That's right, our brand is as strong as Louisville.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Highlighter and Blue||
Brandon is the worst brand manager I've ever seen. Only in his world is this Maize:
For the rest of the world?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||35-24, Michigan||
35 - 24, Michigan
Disappointing but a W, which is totally fine. Borges and Mattison slow play it, saving the best for State. Denard throws a pick-6. Illinois picks up another touchdown in 4th quarter, garbage time.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||But the Big Ten (with 12||
But the Big Ten (with 12 teams) and Big 12 (with 10 teams) are just fine?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Important Detail||
This is a small, somewhat insignificant detail but I found it incredibly important when preparing for the GRE.
Being a computerized test, the GRE is adaptive, meaning it changes depending on how you do in the early stages. The way I understand it, the early questions in each section are the most important because they help place you in a range of difficulty that affects the later portions of the test. In other words, if you do really well in the early portion, the test determines that you fall, say, in the 700 - 800 range. Then it starts to give you 700 - 800 level questions and gradually narrows you into a score. Likewise, if you do poorly on the opening stages of each section, there's only so much you can do in the later section because the test has already determined you fall in the, say, 400 - 500 range and the best you can hope for is a 500.
If the questions toward the end of each section are really challenging, it might be a sign that you are doing really well and the test is feeding you particularly challenging questions. That seemed to be the case for me on the verbal section. I took the test twice and did much better the 2nd time even though it felt like I was really struggling toward the end.
But that was partly because I learned about the adaptive nature of the test and prepared to take much more time with the early questions and allowed myself to rush the end of each section.
Caveat: I took the test 7 years ago so it may have changed. Somebody who's taken it lately, feel free to correct me if this is no longer the case.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Well done||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Side note:||
Can we finally end the debate about how much the Maize has changed over the years? I know we keep pointing out that the color can be altered in photoshop (and in developing). But when you see five helmets lined up next to each other from several generations of Michigan football (in the same photograph), it's not hard to see that "one of these things is not like the other."
The darker maize looks so much better.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Nope||
I'm with you. Can't see it.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||UM||
Maize and blue just looks right on him.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||So crazy||
it just might work.
Either way, it'll be entertaining. Good to have you back, John L.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I haven't logged in to||
I haven't logged in to comment in a while but I did just now to +1 you for that. Well done, sir.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Always...||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||ooVoo||
It's a free video chat platform with a better (cooler looking) interface than most video chats. I only know this because I'm a high school theatre teacher and we had projections of ooVoo chat between characters in last year's production of Romeo and Juliet. It looked pretty cool but I wouldn't have known about it if the students hadn't told me about it.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Agreed||
Iowa is a model of integrity...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Tressel disagrees||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Bless You Boys!!!||
Bless You Boys!!!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good work||
We now have empirical evidence:
When Brandon and his dozens of marketing employees continue to approve the playing of Journey, Neil Diamond, and Pop Evil, they are actively choosing something that the majority of Michigan fans disapprove of.
That is all.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Great work!||
Excellent research on a pressing subject. Thank you for your contribution.
BTW: The '97 comparison seems apt. Anybody else think we might see something close to a 23-6 score? Sounds about right to me.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||In defense of the OP||
At first, my reaction was the same as everyone else here. The pictures look nothing alike.
But in defense of the OP, his post reminded me of footage from the last drive of the ND game. I remember wondering who the coach was talking to Denard before he went out on the field. I had never seen him before.
Now after watching it again, I realize it was Manning. And now that I watch it, I have to admit he appears to look legitimately similar to Devin. I think objective viewers would have to agree. (2:09 into the following YouTube clip). Again. the pictures were a bad example but I can see where the OP was coming from when seeing him in person, FWIW.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||So say we all||
What's good for WolverineHistorian is good for all of us.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Nice pics||
And nice choice to switch mascots to Eagles. Certainly more PC than asking for live Huron to attend the game. Too soon?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This rules||
God I loved watching Toomer play. I miss those long bombs from Collins.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Free Earl Sweatshirt||
Free Earl Sweatshirt
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Good to hear||
In addition to fixing the info on the board, I also hope they're able to speed up the process of getting the info up. It seems like they'd post "3rd down and 4" right as the play was beginning.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||True, but...||
...I think we have to acknowledge that Bauserman does not equal Sheridan, even though he looks like he might at first appearance.
Looking at Bauserman's film from the Akron game + spring games, I think he's a lot better than anyone here wants to admit. He's actually got a decent arm and can put some touch on the ball.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Yes, this. ^||
I nearly wrote the exact same paragraph, or something close. I second all of your points (and Brian's), particularly in regards to piped in music.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I wish I didn't get that||
I wish I didn't get that joke.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Exactly. Nothing coincides||
Exactly. Nothing coincides here. Jack White and ICP definitely don't coincide.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I'm not sure if you're||
I'm not sure if you're referring to my thread or the song. I vote for both.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Katrina + BP||
Katrina + BP if it's allowed to be played over the speakers at the stadium.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Make it stop!||
I'm glad I live within walking distance of the stadium because if this plays over the PA, I'm walking home and watching on TV. That's terrible.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Double post||
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I disagree||
and I'm an indie-music aficionado.
The music last year was from Explosions in the Sky, the same band who did the soundtrack for the movie Friday Night Lights (thus, it's use in the Friday Night Lights segments)
But I always thought that music--which has a great dichotomy between slow, lulling moments and big, triumphant moments--never quite lined up with the clips we were seeing on film. There would be soaring, trimphant guitars during a broken play for one yard. Or slow, lulling moments during a 60 yard touchdown. The editing never quite matched the music.
I'm fine with inane hip-hop-ish instrumentals as long as I can still hear the crowd atmosphere above. I thought the music kept the energy up throughout the video. (The Go-Team has some songs you might want to consider).
P.S. But I still think the Radiohead and creeper van pic at the beginning is just kind of weird.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Wow||
Very sad. It's hard to think of a journalist more tied to a particular sports team in Michigan.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Like the post||
Don't necessarily like the whole "Creeper Van" thing. Though I get that you're being tongue-in-cheek, I'm not sure recruits who read this site will. They might just find it, well, creepy.
But if you're going to stick with that theme, at least update the song at the beginning. Radiohead released that when I was in middle school and I'm 33.
The Lonely island, perhaps?
(embed not allowed, I don't think)
|2 years 15 weeks ago||More proof||
that Hoke "gets it" when it comes to Michigan tradition.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||In "Something About Mary"||
Matt Dillon's character refers to a "retarded" kid named "Mongo" to show how unaware he is of the proper nomenclature of our time. Pretty funny but only because the joke is on Matt Dillon for being so stupid. Maybe some still don't find it funny...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Excellent points||
Although to be fair to the author, I don't think she completely projects the failings of DFW's copy-cats on DFW. In fact, she points out that "Wallace isn’t responsible for his imitators, much less for the stylized mess that is Gen-X-and-Y Internet syntax."
She also acknowledges that his "slangy approachability was part of his appeal, and these quirks are more than compensated for by his roving intelligence" and describes him as "inarguably one of the most interesting thinkers and distinctive stylists of (our) generation."
It seems like the majority of her wrath is pointed at the "lesser thinkers" and "opinion mongers" who ape his style, but lack substance, FWIW.
P.S. I'll take the "HOWEVA" as evidence that you will not abandon your "slangy approachability" because that would, like, suck.
P.P.S. I am a sucker for writing that ironically imbeds criticism of itself within its text. The best criticism of The Big Lebowski comes from it's own narrator who declares, "It was a purty good story, dontcha think? ... Parts, anyway."
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Zingermans prices||
Just a quick two cents on Zingermans prices:
1) Yes, they do use much better ingredients than anyone else.
2) They pay a living wage to their employees (they also do corporate trainings nationally on how to treat employees)
3) They go out of their way to hire people in need. I'm a teacher and they hired one of the poorest students I've ever taught. They also hired my special needs brother-in-law for seasonal work at the bakehouse.
I gladly pay more at Zingermans, knowing they spend it well.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Not to be a downer but...||
Not to be a downer, but to me he doesn't look as fast as Breaston (let alone Desmond or Ginn as other commenters suggest). I'm excited about this kid but I think it's important to not put unrealistic expectations on his shoulders. I mean he's fast but there a few clips of defenders catching up to him. Once Breaston, Desmond, or Ginn were past you, nobody was going to catch them.
Am I the only one thinking this?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!||
Please make this go away. Please tell me this isn't happening. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||They're both shirtless||
sign 'em up!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||um...||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Your weakest point...||
"In terms of cultivating recruiting relationships with HS coaches in Michigan and Ohio, one has recruited in the midwest for 3 years and the other for 16 years."
CB recruited like a beast in the midwest. All the more impressive that he only had 3 years to cultivate those relationships.
Also, NFL experience carries a lot of weight, especially w/ recruits.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||WTF!!!||
Please tell me this isn't true. Corwin Brown would be the PERFECT coach for our DBs. This would be a horrific oversight, and the worst move made by the Hoke regime so far, if it turns out to be true. Who cares about anything he said while he was at ND. The dude is a monster recruiter, former DC at a top national program, and a current DB coach under Bill mf-ing Belichick. This would have been an absolute home run hire and to think he didn't get an interview, let alone a phone call, is an absolute shame.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Apparently, they haven't been||
Apparently, they haven't been watching their own network...
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Funny||
I thought the exact same thing. Does this mean we'll be subjected to countless "what if Darius gets hurt" threads?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Funny, I had the same||
Funny, I had the same feeling as RR Came in. I supported him fully and wanted to win above all else, but I was legitimately sad to think we would no longer see future NFL QBs throwing bombs to 6'4" receivers who adjusted mid-air and outmuscled tiny CBs. Though I think RR got a raw deal from many fans, I'm pretty excited to think we may return to that style.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||First of all||
Tom didn't underachieve at UM. He shattered previous single-season passing records while sharing time w/ another NFL prospect. Those records have since been eclipsed by other QBs (Navarre and Henne) but they were also coached by Loeffler.
Secondly- Basically, every starting collegiate quarterback he has recruited and coached has started in the NFL. Griese, Brady, Navarre, Henne, Tebow. Nuff said.
*Add Mallett in the near future if you like.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Imagine||
if UM had played TCU this year. Wait, don't do that. Glad to have Hoke aboard.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Your second sentence...||
"he took over horrible programs and eventually turned them around"
"he has not really done anything much of significance in his coaching tenure."
Also, coach of the year in two separate conferences.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||+1||
Good post. Amazing stats. I was not a big fan of Hoke but those are some serious numbers. I'm excited.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Germans?|
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Chill, sport||
Dude turned around an entire Pizza franchise. I think he's got this.
P.S. He's not getting Chip Kelly. He's one of the highest paid coaches at a NC competing school and he has a $4M buyout.
P.P.S. I'm a BIG fan of Mullen who's got a more modest contract and only has a $1.4M buyout.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Thank you Magnus||
I don't always agree with you but I definitely do on this. Give DB time and space. I actually appreciate that he's taking his time to get this right. If we lose a recruit or two in the process, it's minimal compared to getting the wrong HC. Everybody chillax.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||No||
Mullen is the best coach available, period. Denard is only one small consideration. I actually think Mullen might be the best coach available to lead Devin Gardner, considering his experience with similarly built QBs (Tebow/Relf). And we've got DG for 4 more years.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Would you say Harbaugh has an ego?||
Would you have been pissed if we had gotten him? I don't mind ego as long as it's backed up on the field. Mullen has out-coached his competition for years as an offensive coordinator and looks poised to build a winner at MSU.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Agreed||
Denard is a small consideration in the big picture. But I think Mullen is the best coach out there period. He's a great recruiter and has got a confident (arrogant?) attitude (like Harbaugh) but he's able to make us a winner faster because of his ability to work with our current players' talents. In fact, I think he'd be even better with Devin Gardner at QB.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Exactly||
And since when has "ego" been a problem? Weren't we all clamoring for Harbaugh a couple days ago? Didn't Bo have an ego?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||You're kidding, right?||
"Mullen right now is basically Rodriguez without all that pesky BCS success."
Do you remember that he directed the offense of two BCS champions and led Utah to it's BCS win?
Also, he is nothing like Rodriguez. He has coached in the midwest, shown aptitude for hiring good Defensive Coordinators, and 1,000 times better at public speaking.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Not Rodriguez||
Mullen has 1,000 times more charisma and speaking ability than Rodriguez. He's coached in the midwest and has recruiting ties to the area.
About that "wacky spread offense," are you referring to the one that he used during Florida's two national championship seasons? Or the ones Oregon and Auburn will be employing on Monday?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Not just for Denard||
I actually think Devin Gardner would do better in his offense (more in the Tebow/Relf mold).
|2 years 47 weeks ago||That explains||
why MSU wouldn't want to lose him, but not necessarily how he feels. Don't you think he'd have to consider UM if they called?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Not same caliber||
But both are tall, QB/FB types. I think DG would do well in that role.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Denard committed to Mullen...||
...at Florida before Mullen left for MSU.
Quotes from Denard about Mullen before the Gator Bowl:
"I basically committed to him," and "He was a nice guy, real genuine," and "The way he used Tebow was perfect for me."
And how about this for an eerily prophetic quote if DB can somehow get Mullen:
"We had built a relationship, and I'm probably going to be his quarterback one day."
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I don't know if he was contacted||
As of early December, he had not been contacted and said he was happy at MSU. Who knows if he would've left if contacted.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Mullen not an outsider||
Unlike Rodriguez, he has Midwest ties. And his spread won him two National Championships at Florida. He's got boatloads more charisma than Rodriguez and would be an absolute slam dunk.
As to your point that he's "not coming"--you may be right.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Coached at ND||
And Bowling Green under Urban Meyer. Not only does he have Midwest experience, but he would keep the recently established Florida pipeline intact. I don't think DB could hit a bigger home run.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Even with new contract||
He makes $2.65M a year. Brandon can outbid that. And his buyout is a manageable $1.4M.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Best. Candidate. Possible.||
Harbaugh's charisma without having to rebuild and wait three years.
Anybody else salivate after watching Mullen's charismatic post-game interview after the Gator bowl? I'd love to see Devin Gardner become his next Tebow / Relf.
I know this is Bleacher Report and I know they misspelled Mullen's name throughout the article...but I hope the chimp that wrote it is right.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Tru Dat||
Calvin Magee for HC 2011!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Eeeee Wellman?||
Obviously, Barwis has been all the rage but...that video is awesome. Love the Ennio Morricone music.
Nice find. Maybe Hoke's hiring wouldn't represent the End of Days, as I've felt all week.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||This place is for real||
The Fritas are insane. Cinnamon and sugar plantains are like Cuba meets apple-orchard donuts. Nice pick up for A2.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Tired argument||
I'm tired of everyone making the Dan Hawkins argument. Every coach is different. I can't guarantee Petersen would be better, but it's very possible he could be an amazing coach at a bigger school even though Hawkins wasn't.
For example: John L. Smith left a successful Louisville program for MSU. Failure, right? Does that mean his predecessor was automatically going to be a failure when he tried the same thing? Ask Bobby Petrino.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Hawkins = John L. Smith||
Peterson = Bobby Petrino
(i.e. the real genius behind face of the operation)
|2 years 48 weeks ago||A thread for those who like RR as the 2nd option?||
Probably not worth it's own thread, but this is there anybody out there for whom RR is their 2nd choice?
I'd like to get JH because he's seemingly available and I think he's a badass recruiter and motivator. I think it would be cool to have someone willing to talk some smack to Tressel and back it up on the field.
But if JH isn't available, I'd love to see what RR does next year with an improved defense and kicking game. I'm certainly not happy with the results so far but I can't help looking at Oregon and Auburn and thinking we'd be crazy to move away from the spread.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Does Tony Dungry wear Dungarees?||
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Why risk extra points?||
Go for two every time.
I'm only kind of kidding.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Sublet-- Gives you time to search||
I can't recommend highly enough-- try to get a sublet for a month or two, or even a couple weeks. That way, you can spend a week or two walking through neighborhoods and getting a feel for what you like and what you could live with. It's not just about the name of the neighborhood because there are some shitty streets in just about every area listed above, including Park Slope (the definition of Park Slope keeps widening). Bring paper and a pen and write down streets that you'd find desirable.
Then you can spend another week or so looking at listings and you'll actually have an idea if the apartment is near things you like. You'll be an educated buyer and will avoid getting taken advantage of.
I lived in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope and got lucky both times in finding a place that was under price for the area. But a big part of it was walking around and making lots of calls.
At the time (2002-2005) , I'd get a copy of the Village Voice (in front of the Village Voice headquarters in Greenwich Village) on Tuesday nights before it officially came out on Wednesday. I'd make calls to all the desirable places in my price range on Tuesday nights, mostly leaving messages. That way, the broker or landlord would call me first thing on Wednesday before anyone else and I'd get first viewing of a good deal. That may all be moot now due to the expanded use of the Internet but it worked then.
Good luck. I LOVE Brooklyn and miss it like crazy. It may take a year to really appreciate it because you will be spending lots of money for very little space. But there's SO much going on and you can get to it all on the subway.
P.S. The best burger in the world BY FAR is the panini burger at Bar Toto on 6th Ave and 11th street in Park Slope. Not near anything else, but worth walking to. I still dream of it.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Interesting||
My first inclination was to disagree with you. I've always felt that if the RR experiment didn't work, I'd like to see a return to the Brady/Henne/Mallett throwing to Marquise/Braylon/Mario offensive approach. I miss those long bombs and clearly Harbaugh would be the perfect guy to return them to the pro style.
But your post got me to thinking...what if we were able to hire Chip Kelly? Would he never consider it?
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Rodriguez hired GERG||
There you go. Blame GERG all you want but Rodriguez has to be held accountable for hiring him.
If we win 3 of the next 4 (unlikely, I know, but vaguely possible), I say give RR another year. Otherwise, he's gotta go.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Gibbons is a bust||
With all the departures, surely we can spare a scholarship on another kicker. No?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Carvin Johnson?||
What about Carvin Johnson being off the injury report for the first time since the UConn game? Even if he wasn't great in the Indiana game, it seemed like there was a lot of pre-season buzz on him. His injury @ UConn happened right in front of me and I didn't think we'd see him again this year.
I'm thrilled to see him off the injury report. At worst, he provides a much needed breather for the defense. At best, he grows all year and becomes a key contributor by the end.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||awwwhh...it's fixed now.||
Well, it was fun while it lasted.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||So sad...||
...I always cheer the opposing band (I had friends in the MMB who always spoke highly of opposing fans who were welcoming), but this week I'll try to give it up for them a little more.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I LOVE Denard...||
...and can't stop looking for new articles singing his praises .
But he wasn't ready to QB a Big Ten offense last year.
I will never forget how comforting it was to see Tate run the offense against ND last year. If he hadn't kept hope alive early in the season, just imagine how much more negative the press would've been toward RichRod this past off-season.
I'll always be grateful for Tate keeping this team afloat early last season and restoring faith (even temporarily) in RichRod. And if he's called upon for any reason down the road, it's good to know we've got as talented a QB as Tate waiting in the wings. I'll be cheering like hell for him.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I agree.||
I think the OP is right on.
If we allow 20+ points to these teams, we'll know to brace ourselves for a rough go in the Big Ten. If we hold them both to single digits, I think that's a really positive sign. I don't care if they're Div. II or MAC, it would be telling and comforting to know we can lock it down against inferior competition.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Space, bitches.||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Tacopants = WMDs||
Though we've spent countless hours looking for them, we never find them. Also, they cause our leaders (dubya or Henne) to make really dumb decisions.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||He doesn't heal...||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Thank you!||
My brother and I were saying how that would make an awesome .gif while watching the game. Thanks for coming through for us!
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Ray Vinopal = Spinal Tap's current drummer||
"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it's just not widely reported."
|3 years 13 weeks ago||"You Suck" = Really lame||
I don't care how classless it is. It's a terrible cheer because it's boring and not clever at all.
It's not a "get off my lawn" situation. It's a "stop resorting to Michigan State level humor" situation. Yes, they say worse things at Yost, but they're much more clever.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I was thinking the same thing||
It was the 1992 Rose Bowl. But I got lost in this otherwise beautifully written piece and forgot.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Good to have you back Brian.||
Screw those who don't get it. Great piece of writing.
Go Brock. Go Blue.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I have no problem with this.||
As much as I hate to admit it, Tressel gets it. He understood from day one that THE GAME mattered more than any other aspect of his job. I'm not a RichRod hater but it did make me cringe during his initial press conference when he referred to the rivalry as "one of the best" in college football. He seems to have changed that tune and emphasized the OSU game more these days but I'd love to hear something like this coming from our camp. I'd love to know that RichRod is setting aside a part of every practice to get better for OSU. No matter what happens this year, if we lose to OSU again, it will be soul crushing. If we win (despite the long odds) I will always have a soft spot for RichRod.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||7 years of bad luck||
Hopefully for you and not Wolverines football. No offense to you.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I was thinking more like this...|
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Molk or Martin?||
It's not like we're counting on them in their current positions.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||That's not head tilt...||
...it's called swagger.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Our (Stormtrooper) Helmet's "Got" Wings||
Our (Stormtrooper) Helmet's "Got" Wings.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||OT: OSU players can't speak...|
|3 years 16 weeks ago||No Maize and Blue?||
Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't the old comments maize and blue (background and text)? Now they're just blue unless you include a blockquote. Also don't like the lack of boxes. Or the lack of registration date.
Please bring back the old comments. I thought it looked/functioned great.
EDIT: Comments are actually Blue and White. WE ARE not PENN STATE.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Please tell me||
that isn't photoshopped.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||and called Foster...||
...a "minstrel show." Damn.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||disagree||
I'm glad Sam took it back to 'em. He's clearly a hard worker who busts his ass to get real information and these guys just spout off w/out any inside sources. I'm glad he called them out for what they are.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Or. Die.||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||This is why I drink||
This is why I drink.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||link?||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||The triumvirate||
of Bowling Green, UMass, and Indiana leading up to the MSU game. I suppose I can't take any games for granted these days, but I'd like to think we'll come into that game rested and with a fresh game plan.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Agreed||
Unquestioned proof that good people do, in fact, come from Ohio:
|3 years 18 weeks ago||What?!!||
Are you kidding? Just saw him on ESPN and thought he looked more badass than ever.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||You still used Explorer?||
Sorry, don't mean to be a dick. I'm not tech savvy at all but it's been years since I've used it. Firefox was a revelation, like, 6 years ago. Safari was cool 3 years ago. And yeah, Chrome has been a nice addition to the mix.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Thanks||
Tried to edit but couldn't access it for some reason. I'll get 'em next time.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||It doesn't say Cox...||
...unless I say it tastes like Cox.
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|3 years 19 weeks ago||Yes- great point||
I was just watching the 1979 OSU game :( and was shocked to see Michigan running the option for almost the entire 1st half. And speaking of speedy midgets, Anthony Carter was 5'11'' and Desmond Howard was 5'10''.
So I agree that RR is actually a return to Michigan's century-old tradition rather than a break from it. The question is, is that a good thing? The jury's still out for me.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Cafe Luwak||
in Depot Town has a breakfast buffet on weekends that is pretty awesome for $8.50 (coffee included, with a different special coffee each week). It's a cool local business and I think it's the closest to Frog Island of all the recommendations. That would be my rec.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Damn||
What a great guy and what a fun interview to watch. It makes you realize how many players go through the program that you never get a chance to get to know as a person. Thanks for linking to this.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Seconded||
Plus, Indiana is not that weak academically.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Oppinion||
Oppinion - Not a spelling mistake, but a subtle nod to Naughty By Nature. Am I right, Bolton?
BTW, aside from that mistake, the grammar and spelling are not that bad. This is coming from an English teacher who now, on summer vacation, has time to think about these things.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Good find||
Plus one, sir.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||If it means one less clubbed||
If it means one less clubbed baby seal on the schedule, I'm all for a 9th Big Ten game. I just wish more athletic directors had the balls to draw up more interesting schedules without being mandated to do so by a Big Ten rule. I know it makes financial sense to schedule MAC teams and that it's all about money...but I wish it wasn't.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Dude.||
Clinton may be an idiot for having sex with ugly chicks in the White House.
But you just:
A) acted like an idiot at a Red Robin.
B) bragged about it to thousands of people.
C) Did I mention you chose to eat at Red Robin?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||With the press boxes...||
...it would even be 4-5 decibels louder.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Out with "All in for Michigan"||
In with "We're on a mission from God."
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Finally||
Something the pope and I agree on. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Mitch Albom = Tool||
That is all.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Looks like the Terminator||
Looks like the Terminator
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Best. Post. Title. Ever.||
And an unbelievable story to match. I've passed that statue every time I've visited family in the Cincinnati area. Even my very religious Mom agreed it was absurd and laughed every time we passed it.
There are too many layers to this story to process. If you're one of the founders of that church, where do you go from here? Your Jesus was struck by lightning. You are called the "Solid Rock Church." How do you justify that name anymore?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Well done sir||
and a plus 1 to you.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I stand by my statement||
Just because steroids were used by some players in the late '80s, it was NOT the steroid ERA.
As Miriam Webster points out, an era is "a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature." I don't think anyone looks back at the '80s and very early '90s and thinks of bulging heads and records being shattered. Most people think of the late '90s and early to mid 2000s as the steroid era.
But since I know you are beyond logic and reasoning, how about a little visual?
Barry Bonds' 1991 baseball card (the year before Selig took over):
Barry Bonds' 1998 baseball card:
Which picture would you (or anyone here) argue was taken during the Steroid Era?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Dude.||
The '90s ARE the Steroid Era.
(and don't get into semantics about how it really started in the '80s. It got out of control in the '90s, under Selig's watch.)
|3 years 26 weeks ago||..YES..||
THE KNOWLEDGE HERE
WITH INSIDE INFORMATION
MY SOURCES TELL ME WE'VE ALREADY LOCKED IN NOTRE DAME AND TEXAS AND WILL RENAME OURSELVES THE BIG 13.
DOUBT ALL YOU LIKE. IN A MONTH YOU WILL ALL SEE THAT I WAS RIGHT AND WILL ADMIT FOR ALL TIME THAT I AM TRULY...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Oh yeah||
We have Selig to thank for drug testing. He personally ushered in the Steroid Era. Yeah, he was lobbying for that REAL hard.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Other things Selig is "very||
Other things Selig is "very comfortable" with:
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I don't know...||
Given the context (that this was written to a student), I think writing "Fuck me" is worse.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Faygo Yogurt?||
Now that would be awesome.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Shaken on key plays||
instead of keys.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||On key plays...||
...all club members should shake their chauffeurs.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Beat me to it.||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||What about Cox?||
Wasn't he the surprise of the spring? I think he's got to be mentioned in the top 3.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Guided By Voices||
Best rock band ever?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Mitch, is that you?||
Congrats on figuring out the Internet and making an account! I didn't think you had it in you. Aren't the interwebs fun!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||As HartAttack was saying...||
Analogies provide a more nuanced perspective on the issues. If you think of comments like tuna fish sandwiches, analogies are like the chopped celery. Sure they're not necessary, but they make it more interesting to chew on.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Amazing||
I'm from Ypsi and I think it says something about my hometown that not many people even know about that book. If you've ever been to Salem, Mass you'd know there are a number of marketing opportunities we've totally chosen to ignore with this. Only in Ypsi would we just shrug our shoulders and say, "yeah, lots of crazy shit happens here."
BTW: I did read about this in college and was blown away. It is simultaneously awesome and horrific that this ever happened.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Thanks for posting||
God that was good to see. A little sad to think that was the last time we beat them, but great nonetheless.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I like "The Suburbs" better||
Month of May is nice but doesn't leave a lasting impression. The Suburbs has that epic Arcade Fire feel but with a Pixies-ish dark quality that I like.
Thanks for the link. That was great.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree wholeheartedly (and don't know why people are negging you for this). Hate the You Suck chant. It was funny the first time I heard it. Now it comes across as a mindless, boring drone. Thank you for bringing this up.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||4||
|3 years 29 weeks ago||For the record...||
...he was planning on wearing an all-white outfit that day. But his shorts ended up in a load with his wife's damn red turtleneck.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||For example, when...||
...Brian referred to it as Desmond's "famous diving fourth-and-one catch." He wasn't inaccurate in his description, but 15 years ago, two words would've sufficed.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||The Catch||
Is anybody else old enough to remember when the fourth-and-inches Desmond catch was simply referred to as The Catch?
That still stands as the defining moment for me as a Michigan sports fan. I think it marks the beginning of my obsession w/ UM football (I was 13 yrs. old). I watched a lot of games as a kid but that moment exists in the back of my memory on constant slow-motion replay.
It's so important to remember the context of that play. UM had lost to ND 4 times in a row prior to that game, most recently in heartbreaking fashion. Throw in the transition to Gary Moeller (from Bo's 3 yards and a cloud of dust). The call, the pump fake, and the unbelievable catch--amazing.
I've seen a lot of great UM games and witnessed some unforgettable moments (Desmond striking the Heisman pose later that year, Dreisbach to Mercury Hayes vs. Virginia in Lloyd's debut, Countless Woodson plays in '97, Brady vs. Alabama in the Orange bowl, Braylon vs. MSU in 2004, Manningham vs. PSU, Forcier to Mathews last year, etc...), but The Catch will always stand as the greatest for me (hence my avatar).
Thanks for mentioning the game Brian. The pink shorts only add to the legend of that moment!
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Good point toward the end||
Having lived in NYC, Notre Dame gets a lot of coverage there. Pissed me off, but it's true.