so much for that
|14 hours 32 min ago||Yes||
|15 hours 25 min ago||Nah||
When you announce in a very public fashion that you are leaving football to focus on your rap career, and you start doing radio interviews trying to publicizing your rap career, you forfeit the right to not be mercilessly mocked for your rap career.
|15 hours 46 min ago||Darn||
I shall retreat to my Shed of Shame. It's right next to my Shed of Triumph, and behind my Shed of Garden Tools. I shall remain there fo life.
|16 hours 8 min ago||Hey, you never know...||
They could have been on the rough side of ths gate.
|16 hours 9 min ago||My bad||
Sorry this took so long. The galleys didn't come back from the focus group until Thursday, and with the MGoEditorialBoard schedule and mandatory 72 hour comment period, this was as fast as I could get this out.
|17 hours 42 min ago||For the record||
Heiko's Part 2 (Borges Harder) was not ready. Otherwise I would have happily waited on this.
|21 hours 56 min ago||Meh||
Until the fullback doesn't line up between the quarterback and the halfback, the whole "is the nickelback a nickelback" thing doesn't concern me.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Don't include Matt James on that list||
He was killed in an accident as a high school senior.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Simple||
Buy low, sell NOW!!!!
|4 days 18 hours ago||In fairness||
He wasn't complaining about the students when the students bothered to SHOW THE HELL UP TO FOOTBALL GAMES.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I dunno...||
You don't think the chrome helmets might be a bit much with the maize jerseys?
|4 days 22 hours ago||Yeah||
Who would give that kind of attention to Twitter losers with five followers? /whistles innocently, backs away slowly
|5 days 23 hours ago||Relevant|
|1 week 20 hours ago||Yikes||
No one has ever been exiled to the darkest caves of Bolivia's Cave District before. Hope you're a spelunking fan...
|1 week 1 day ago||Hmmm||
I don't think you know the regard in which Brian holds Marlin Jackson. "Poor Man's Marlin Jackson" is the fourth highest rating, behind only "Poor Man's Charles Woodson," "Marlin Jackson," and "Charles Woodson."
|1 week 1 day ago||Hmmm||
I don't think you know the regard in which Brian holds Marlin Jackson. "Poor Man's Marlin Jackson" is the fourth highest rating, behind only "Poor Man's Charles Woodson," "Marlin Jackson," and "Charles Woodson."
|1 week 1 day ago||Hmmm...||
"He'll have to wrest the job away from Jeremy Clark and possibly Thomas; I think he will."
Methinks you buried the lede...
|1 week 2 days ago||Sarcasm||
Sparty and the Buckeyes were suggesting we chased Ringer off to get under the scholly limit.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's different||
Kovacs was on his own dime for two years (and as an out-of-state student no less).
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Nice||
As Broyd Hokarr would say, "tremendous."
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I got ya||
My point was just that two weed-related incidents (or two underage drinking incidents) should probably be treated differently than, as an example, two killing sprees. I'd be okay with whatever punishments are dished out, I'm just saying that hard-and-fast rules are tricky when the whole realm is so amorphous.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||In that case||
That's more serious than smoking a laptop.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Great theory||
But that's ridiculous in practice. Are you going to boot people for being late to one team meetings? For skipping a class? For calling them Ohio STATE? Those are team rules, too.
These are college kids. College kids - ALL college kids - do stupid stuff. Hell, I'm 30, and I still do stupid stuff. And these coaches aren't just there to coach football. They're there to mold these young kids. And one way is by being supportive when they inevitably succumb to the things to which kids succumb and teaching them how not to continue down that path.
What kind of ridiculous lesson would it be for these kids for the coaches to say, "I demand that you give this team everything you've got. I demand that you work as hard as you can and learn as much as you can and run as fast as you can and hit as hard as you can. But if you screw up, even once, even a LITTLE BIT, I will discard you."
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||It's a tough value judgment||
How much weed is the morally equal to one stolen laptop? That's why being "consistent" in these situations is probably so hard; no two circumstances are identical.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Well... Yeah||
As someone who has attended BOTH schools, I can report that Michigan is indeed the superior party school. And the superior school school.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Your horse||
Your horse has very long legs. He is very tall at the shoulders. A fine animal, your horse.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Welp||
The Shazorvacs will haunt my dreams a little bit...
Beyond that, though, did Walsh-era folks distinguish between field and boundary corners, or was it basically "you're defending an outside receiver, so whatevs"?
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I don't agree||
It wasn't "wrong" just because Stonum effed it up. You can't just look at what happened to decide whether the previous decision was right. That's like going for a 4th and 1 from the 38, not making it, and saying that the decision to go was "wrong" because it didn't work out.
I'm of the camp that thinks that Hoke found a decent solution with Stonum. That's why it's called a second chance, not a second guarantee. Well, that, and "second guarantee" would be a terribly dumb phrase.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
I'm still mad at DB for wanting a fuzzy mascot.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||DAMNIT SPARTY...||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Some of us are on the side of good||
Fuckin' T3 Media
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Personally||
I'm surprised MSU didn't make a push for Doles.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Do you mean||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nah||
It doesn't matter what the topic, or what position one would care to take on that topic. If you are a middle-aged white man and you threaten to release a sex tape as a rebuttal, your argument is invalid.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The thing about "projection models"||
As that they (a) often produce crazy results for individual data points despite being pretty good overall, (b) often lack any sort of "sanity check," and (c) suffer from the fact that you can only include so many variables before you risk overfitting the curve.
In other words, models have blind spots, and trying to make sure every data point is where you THINK it should be is a recipe for a terrible result. I happen to think Michigan will outperform this result comfortably, but you can't really be mad.
I forget which basketball model had Michigan at like #42 entering this year, and in the discussion portion they were all, "yeah, Michigan is almost certainly too low, but they're really young so that happens."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Sorta||
KenPom isn't really a "power ranking" so much as a predictive algorithm. It's designed to give an idea of the outcome of a given game between two teams on a neutral court. So, it did kinda predict that Florida would win it all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's a fine line||
The politics can (and should) be discussed elsewhere, but the stupid is fair game.
Strangely enough, while the blog has a pretty strict "no politics" rule, it is surprisingly lax on naked dudes (see: the old banner).
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||A couple||
AIRBHG = Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God
(See also: AMDBHG =Angry Michigan Defensive Back Hating God)
YMRMFSPA = "You may remember me from such players as..."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||In the last 2.5 classes||
It's been 5 guys: Finley, Reschke, Shane Jones, Madaris, and Burbridge
|3 weeks 2 days ago||...||
/Attempts to launch Give_Two_Shits.exe
/ERROR. File not found.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not yet...||
But drive with caution.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No offense taken||
This is my 11th edition of this thing. Some are bound to suck, so I'm happy to accept criticism when that happens. Some weeks I can't wait to write it, some I just sit down and say, "well... shit?" This was one of the latter.
I didn't even see the Fluker thing, and I wish I had. Let this serve as everyone's weekly reminder/beg to send any interesting stuff you come across to @bry_mac.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry||
Not my best effort. Those five days straight days with strep throat and a fever impeded my ability to focus on what was happening in the world. Or the existence of an outside world. I did have some wicked dreams, though, if you'd like me to write about those.
I'm upping my Vitamin C intake. Don't worry, I won't let you down again.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, you're good||
Once it hit the $50k stretch goal, everything was going to be a print version, so you should be all set.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No chance||
3400 people missed Michigan State. For a 3:30 kickoff.
When more than 15% of the students just flat no-show for a late afternoon game against your second-biggest football rival, the problem isn't with the schedule.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fair||
But I think the percentage of people who are worried about the tradeoff of an hour in the stands or an hour STUDYING are pretty damn low.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Say wha?||
I find your logic questionable. Michigan has been a broad-ranging national/international school for decades.
As for the "no exciting games theory, what in the tapdancing hell are you talking about? There weren't many exciting games in 2010. Great. But 2011 had the UTL game, damn entertaining wins over Illinois and Nebraska, and a nice little battle with Ohio State. They also won a damn Sugar Bowl. And yet 2012 saw TERRIBLE attendance. Just brutal.
But regardless of the reason, what is the problem here? If a quarter of the students aren't gonna show, why are we going to continue to reserve a seat for each and every student? It makes no sense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No||
"Not caring as much" isn't enough reason to take away tickets. "Not caring enough to F*CKING SHOW UP" is a damn good reason to take tickets away.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Not surprising||
Michigan and Tennessee were his clear leaders, and each told him they had one remaining spot for a TE. He may have been leaning toward Tennessee anyway, but the Bunting committment pretty much clarified Helm's situation.
Good luck to the kid.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||My guess...||
It's one of the three guy Ace/Brian labeled as "Just pull the trigger already"
|4 weeks 1 day ago||So yeah||
Sparty ain't gonna like this article...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Or||
Oh T, Less
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I understood your point||
But lots of topics CAN take a political turn (I'd argue that this one wasn't particularly inherently political, but whatevs), but there is one iron-clad rule around here: No. Politics. So to the extent people may feel the urge to go down that path, you must resist that temptation. Again: No. Politics.
As for the Rovell stuff, I wish I'd screenshotted (screenshat?) the earlier conversation, but Rovell deleted his end of things so I can't access it anymore. Rookie error on my part.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wasn't my intent||
I didn't write it because it was closest to home. I wrote it because it was closest to the topic of this particular SPORTS blog. I wasn't comparing it to bombings in Iraq or war in Africa or famine in Africa or drought in Africa or... well, basically anything that happens in Africa.
But if I indeed started it, then I'll take the blame, but I'm also ending it. To the extent my commentary about an attack on the Boston Marathon inexorably leads people to compare it to and analyze the relative merits of all geopolitical malfeasance, I humbly request that people not do that.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||/Slips back into Mod Mode||
We're not going to get into politics here. I wanted to create a little catharsis, not start a holy war.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it did||
I've got a young kid, and Newtown certainly bothered me, and for a lot of the same reasons. There are a lot of things in this world that we know are dangerous, but kindergarten isn't one of them.
But I wasn't writing a column then.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Fair||
I'm not asking everyone to rend garments and gnash teeth. There are worse things that can happen in the world. But when you hear an 8-year-old kid got blown up, and a bunch of marathoners may never walk normally again, I think most people are going to look at that and say, "that sucks."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's a common idiom/turn of phrase||
And a lazy one, but I think the universe will survive.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree||
You can know something, not say it, and be well within your role as a reporter. Insiders know stuff all the time, and they don't report everything they know. that's how they get to learn secret things.
But once it hits a major outlet like CBS Sports (which this did), the cat is out of the bag.
|5 weeks 19 min ago||Agreed||
Right, Darius Morris and Manny Harris?
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Regardless||
We can differentiate between BR and Ace Williams.
BR has some good stuff sandwiched amongst the crap. Ace Williams has a bunch of crap sandwiched amongst other crap. He literally makes up libelous stuff that is almost always unverifiable by standard techniques (because he "has a super-secret source"). He's never right. He sucks.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Nah||
It wasn't that weird. Someone asked about who was more likely to contribute significantly between the two, and the answer was basically, "probably Darboh because he's bigger and played last year." It wasn't really a slight on Jehu, and he really didn't act like he was upset about it. It's just weird when you talk about someone without knowing they're in the room.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I make cameos...||
...whenever I create a controversial thread. Sort of a "you break it, you bought it" policy.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I've pulled your picture||
How that could possibly seem like a good idea is beyond me.
Please people, these are real human beings. Flesh and blood and bone. They have families who are worried. Some of them will never another day. Use discretion.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think what he's saying||
Is that whether the "cause" is right, left, foreign, domestic, or just insane, the act of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon is by definition "terrorism."
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Fair to say||
That CNN's editorial policies do not override those of MGoBlog. They report on politics. They partner with Bleacher Report. And they show videos of horrific bomb blasts that kill people.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno||
I think if /when Mitch comes back, Donnal redshirts
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Seconded||
It would look something like USC's class last year... before in imploded in a hilarious and well-deserved pile of Peace-Outs
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well...||
If RABACK is willing to make a prediction, that pretty much settles it, right?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||If he stays||
He knows exactly what it means. He's got Beilein and a bunch of other people advising him. Some people love college, and Trey might think it's worth it to continue to be the king of Ann Arbor for another year. He might really want a national championship. It might be a missed opportunity, but calling it a "foolish decision" is pretty shortsighted.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||If your hopes exist||
They are too high
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Planning to be there||
Because who can resist the call of 35 degrees and a 20 MPH wind?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes||
How does one end up with that many couches?
I will say that I know of people in college who, in lieu of trying to get rid of a couch, decided to burn them up. I dare say that that sort of pragmatic "I want this couch to vanish" couch-burning, while still a pretty bad idea, is more defensible than the celebratory type of couch-burning.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yuppers||
It's a verified account. That is Jose Canseco in all his... whatever that is.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I try to be a peacemaker||
I try to be civil. I try not to get caught up in the flame wars that follow a loss.
With that said: Go. Away. Please.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||They do a thankless job||
So I echo your thanks.
But wait... then it's not a thankless job.
You do a minimally thankful job, gents. It has broken lesser golden retrievers, so your courageous efforts are appreciated. Keep up the good work.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"You know what, guys?"||
"You're taller than I expected."
|6 weeks 1 day ago||...|
|6 weeks 1 day ago||A total non-issue||
Morgan got there. His feet were in place before Triche left the ground. He was in a legal guarding position. He was vertical. The black text says "charge." The naked eye says "charge." Even Syracuse's bench's reaction was, "damnit," not "OMG OUTRAGE."
But even IF, arguendo, they HAD called it a block, Triche would have had to make 2 free throws (a 50/50 proposition for a shooter of his ilk), AND they would have had to stop Michigan on a last possession, AND they would have had to win on the overtime.
And ignoring ALL of that, Syracuse STILL had a final possession with a chance to tie. So to claim the refs "decided this one" or "gave the game to Michigan" is ridiculous.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You're all overlooking something important.|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You keep using this word...||
You keep using this word...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||SNEEEEEEEEEEEEERFEUNBECR%&EOI||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||What say you, Sparty?||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Poor Otto||
/pours out a little orange juice
|6 weeks 2 days ago||...||
Look up to the skies and see...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||HURRAY!!!||
We're in the title game! NOTHING can bring me down!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
DON'T CARE FINAL FOUR WOOOOOOOOOOOOO
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Also:|
|6 weeks 3 days ago||/Ahem||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Meh||
For a lower-profile/non-revenue sport like baseball, anything they can do to bump up their group of core followers up is good idea. It's probably a low-return sort of thing, but it's pretty much free, so why not.
I see a big difference between this and a Michigan football hashtag. Michigan baseball can slide under the radar, whereas Michigan football is... yeah.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Summary:||
His home planet was destroyed, and he was sent to Earth where he gained special powers because of the light of our yellow sun.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This isn't beating a dead horse||
This is like waiting until you're throwing a big party in your back yard, grabbing a shovel, and digging up the bones of your dead cat Fluffy and saying, "HEY, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHOSE FAULT IT WAS THAT FLUFFY GOT HIT BY THAT CAR."
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I may have to attend||
If only to see if this "Brian" really exists.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Scoreboard?||
Scoreboard. I am unconcerned.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||...||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Wow||
Great piece. Thanks for sharing.
On the bright side, this ridiculous year of sports ridiculousness will be over soon, so you will hopefully be able to grab a well-deserved break. In the meantime, GIF SOMETHING DAMNIT.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That would make a great research study||
"What happens when Mitch McGary attempts to hype everyday situations?"
Come to think of it, that would make a great photoshop contest as well.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This weekend will hopefully bring:|
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
This is happening.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That's fair||
But I write what the figurative voice in my head tells me to write, with an assist from the literal voices in my head. If if comes out sounding like Brian or Salman Rushdie or the Cookie Monster, it is what it is. I'm the sum of my influences. Nothing more, nothing less. I appreciate that you read my stuff, but if you do, be forewarned that some of it is gonna sound like Brian and Ace and Seth and Cookie Monster.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I mean||
I can take constructive criticism (that's why I have a cry room in my house), but I'm not sure how you can say this is a copycat of Brian's style if you yourself acknowledge it is at least 33 years old and came from the mind of George Lucas, et al.
I write many sentences. Some are proper, standard, boring English sentences. Some use lingustic devices and structures similar to those Brian uses. Some are completely my own. This piece was like 1400 words. Precisely three of them were of the form you mentioned.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, it was definitely because it went public||
And of course they were worried about a public backlash. But to claim they just fired him because they did the math and realized it was a financial loser is nuts. The AD is trying to save his own ass, as is the President. They are worried about image. Sure there are financial implications, but those seem ancillary to me.
I HAAAAAAATE to make Penn State comparisons, for the obvious reasons, but in one respect these events are somewhat correlated: wrongdoing which went unpunished in closed circles can, when brought into the public eye, force people to do what was "right" to begin with, with or without a financial incentive.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Valid, your concern.||
But my standard shtick (seltzer bottles and floppy clown shoes) doesn't play well in writing, so this is all I've got.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I don't feel like editing the post...||
But another voice of reason has emerged.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure how to feel||
For the football gods giveth to Ross, but in doing so they taketh from Gibbs.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||+1||
But I suppose you're the guy who controls all the points, so that probably doesn't mean much.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I bet||
But in that "humans share 75% of their genes with mice" sense, right?
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Super GRIII Bros.||
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm with ya||
I believe that some people are prone to go apeshit in crunch time (hence my 1500 words of man-crush above). But people often make too large of conclusions off of too little information. Hell, Joe Flacco just signed a bazillion dollar contract because of his new-found playoff clutchness.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||I vaguely recall those days||
I was a student from '01-'05, and we had some pretty damn good years in football and hockey. I felt confident through Braylonfest and One Second Left and the like. Basketball, though... man, this is a new experience.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||What I'd say||
How much of it is actually just SEEMING "clutch"? Sure, some guys perform better in late-game situations, but small sample sizes can introduce a bunch of noise into the data. There are also unrelated reasons; a great golfer might notwin the jacket because he doesn't have the putter to play well on Augusta's quick greens.
Robert Horry is probably a bad example, too. He MADE a bunch of big shots, but he also MISSED a bunch. People only tend to remember the hero moments, but Horry was a career 35.8% 3-point shooter in the playoffs.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||That's the plan||
2074 is gonna be a heckuva year.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Neither||
Was your son, Steve Holt. STEVE HOLT! /hopes you don't actually have a son named Steve
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I dunno||
They lost me at "ball-hawking, turnover-forcing Wolverines"
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Wait...||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
For a coin-toss game, that sounds about right.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, I know||
But there are too few opportunities in life to make a good trebuchet reference.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The good news||
Given their massive, massive superiority in the Central, they've got plenty of time to get the closer situation figured out.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hey||
Much like the ball, tweets don't lie. Even if they are fake.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It was a triage situation||
My wife is a Sparty, and she dressed him like this today. It was either this or risk having her do this TOMORROW.
Random Thursday Sparty offspring >> Sweet 16 game day Sparty offspring
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Agreed||
There's no way you had a 3.8% chance when asking for dates.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Wait...||
Now there are TWO maths? And they disagree?
DAMNIT. I was told there would be NO maths. Now there are two. This is BS.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This pretty much sums it up:||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||...||
And they did cry "havoc" and let slip the rams of war. And lo, the blogosphere was concerned.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Uh...||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Feeding the post just to feed the post||
Is a futile exercise. We don't have a pure post player right now.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
But then that guy rage-quit, so why we still follow his directives is beyond me.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It was my creation||
After football games, everyone created his own thread entitled, "Michigan should run the ball better" or "I am unhappy." I put in a rule that you couldn't create a post-game thread that was just the stuff that people were already discussing in existing threads. It's called the snowflake rule because not everyone's unsupported and repetitive opinion is a special little snowflake that needs to be shared.
Now people create a thread after games in which people can put their own random thoughts.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Uh... no||
You're comparing apples and oranges. No, actually, you're comparing apples and car washes. Or 3-bedroom condos.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||So...||
To confirm, you're saying that in 2015 Wisconsin will lose to Alabama, but not by a lot, and this will be a great source of embarrassment to Michigan because Alabama beat Michigan in 2012 in the midst of a dominating national championship by 2012 Alabama?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||/Looks left||
Nope, no mods in sight.
Embrace the chaos!!!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno||
Is "imaginative" really what you're going for with an NCAA bracket?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Just as I suspected||
Obama is in the pocket of Big Hoosier.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Boldface fixed||
Nothing to see here. Back to your turnips.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Nah||
Being in the same region is actually even BETTER for Michigan. The ticket packages are only good for one of the regions. Michigan State fans aren't going to buy both sets of packages, so they'll stick to cheering for their own team.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno||
Hard to fault Craft. It's hard to continue to drive to the hoop without your neck.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||So...||
You're saying Ondre looks... PeeWee?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That' the strangest dichotomy for me||
"This team sucks because they should be beating these good teams because this team is really good."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That NC State letter||
is written in the exact same form as the note left on the office microwave encouraging you to clean up after yourself.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You know what I love?||
No longer being a mod.
I hope all the bad things in life happen to you and nobody else but you.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||What can I say?||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||These pretzels||
are making me thirsty.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Also...||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
PLUS, who gave up the winning points in every loss over the last two years? THE DEFENSE.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||If that's the choice||
Then I'd rather not be a title contender. And it's not even a close call.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Trey's a 79% FT shooter||
So he misses 21% of the time.
As for your other question, by my math, facing that same situation (2 shots for GRIII and one-and-ones for Hardaway and Burke), the odds of coming away with that with one or fewer points is about 4%.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||...||
You <--- [Large gap] ---> The point.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Hmmm...||
/makes mental note for football season...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ya hear that, CooperLily/PGB?||
FAVORITE retired Mod.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I||
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise
|10 weeks 2 days ago||True||
You can't assume he has a fastball if all he throws are change-ups. However, you also can't conclude he DOESN'T have a fastball. So while people probably can't just assume he has a big arm, you also can't totally disregard reports that he does have a big arm.
As the zen master said, we'll see.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Nah||
They said this would only bury the athletic department. A GERG hiring would bring down WAY more than that.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||"The vote tally...||
...brought to you be Lowes: The Yeas are 58, the Nays are 52. The motion is adopted."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||So yeah||
The test you name is for whether a TANGENTIALLY political thread violates the "no politics" rule. It's like the rule for an as-applied constitutional challenge. This one is facially political.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
You know you can't just say "negged" and expect anything to happen.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Uh oh...||
It appears you were roaming that entire time...
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Not sure how he could see the writing...||
This was a Top 100 kid. One would think he would have had every chance to compete.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Non-proprietary info||
Brian mentioned that the site was heading for a revamp, which will include a return to something approximating the old point system. Due to land some time this spring/summer, I think.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/m|
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Not srs||
But Hoke will say those words soon about these players.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Besides||
The intentional Negbang threads were some of the greatest threads in existence.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||I did indeed||
Thanksgiving Day. 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||My take||
Based on my experience, you're both right. The general tone of the board probably hasn't changed much relative to the success of various Michigan teams; obviously Michigan fans were less happy this football season than last year, but both were happier than 2010. The majority of the posters around here remain quality folks.
The difference I noticed is an increase in the number and dickishness of the small minority of posters who deny us all the good things. As a normal poster, you can ignore flamebaiting trolls and folks who want to turn everything that happens on the board into some soap opera drama BS. As a mod, not only can you not ignore it, but you actively have to search for it. And deal with it. And deal with the inevitable "Y U CENSOR ME???" drama that follows. In a world where 95% of people are enjoyable, mods spend their time with the 5% who suck at life.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Yup||
This is the training video Brian sends to all of the new mods:
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Hey now||
I didn't rage-quit. I HOLY-SH*T-I-CAN'T-STAND-YOU-PEOPLE quit. Get it right.
Congrats on the move, and welcome to the club. We're having t-shirts made. They just say, "You Know Who Else Quit His Mod Duties? HITLER."
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Yep||
Both look "tremendous" and have had "outstanding off-seasons." #Insider
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||What I'd like to see:||
Two-minute highlight videos from terrible angles, preferably quite zoomed in, with voice-over interviews with seniors talking about toughness and focus and The Team.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||So||
I'm looking at the two stat lines you posted for Harris, and I barely detect a difference.
17 points on 13 shots vs. 16 points on 16 shots is probably not statistically significant. 2-9 with 6 TOs vs. 6-9 with 0 TOs? That's a sea change.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||That's obviously not his point||
He's not saying that sports are the most difficult thing to do with one's life. He's saying that success in sports is fleeting, and that eventually all athletes and teams will succumb, to some extent, one way or another, to the statistical reality that failure is more likely than success.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe||
Maybe the writer sensed that Appling spelled it wrong verbally?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||So...||
In the second half by my count he was 2 of 4 (7 points) with 3 assists & 2 turnovers in the second half.
There's a difference between "busting out of a slump" and "being better than the dumpster fire you've been." This was the latter.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Overreaction?||
I think so.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I understand your point.||
And I'm not going to try to win a "my insiders are more insiderish than your insiders" battle, cause that's not my point. My point is simply that is is a widely held view in many circles (from message board trolls like myself to past and present Athletic Department hoi polloi). And these stories have existed for 17 years. Mentioning in isn't breaking any new ground.
In other words, the rumors (whether fatually true or not) and their general acceptance inform the current relationship between Miles and various Michigan factions.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I have no first hand knowledge||
But I have it on good authority that this is the accepted story among those "in the know." In other words, this isn't an internet creation (unlike this latest rumor).
So regardless of what actually happened, whatever DID happen resulted in a significant falling-out between Moeller and Miles.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Somewhere||
Gary Moeller is pleased.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't get it||
Messages from people you aren't following don't tend to go through. Maybe try just sending me a normal tweet with my name (@Bry_Mac), or you can email me your address.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Detailed explanation|
|11 weeks 4 days ago||WTF MAN||
/Outraged indignance, not-so-subtle reference to 1930's political movement, incorrect interpretation of certain speech-related constitutional rights
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Really dude?||
/Reinforces original point, subtly compares angry response to 1930's political movement.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Food for thought:||
/Inflammatory hyperbolic political comment designed to provoke angry response
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Wait...||
We lost to Penn State? PENN STATE???
I GIVE UP FIRE BEILEIN FIRE STAUSKAS FIRE MAIZE FIRE EVERYONE. I BLAME THE GAYS AND THE ARMENIANS AND THE TRADE UNIONISTS AND THE REPUBLICANS AND OBAMA.
ALSO, FIRE SETH AND PGB!!!!!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The "OMG we shower together" argument||
Would make more sense if we already pretty much know that there are gay players currently in the league.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I abhor slippery slope arguments||
But putting a sliding scale on the right to not be discriminated against is a terrible idea. They're called "rights" for a reason. I got a raise last year,, so do I deserve a little less privacy?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Inexact? Sure.||
Pretty freeking close? You bet.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Besides||
What are the odds that the starting QB is going to be interested in your 300 pound sweaty offensive lineman ass? Odds are pretty good that he can do better, no matter how funny you are.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously,||
You know these "practical reasons why it could have a very real impact on team chemistry and the functionality of team roles" you mentioned? Those are some of the EXACT SAME REASONS PEOPLE GAVE TO KEEP BLACKS OUT OF BASEBALL. And to keep schools and the military segregated. Your argument boils down to the idea that some people are bigoted against a group, and therefore the solution is to keep that group out to the extent possible. And holy fuck does that piss me off. It's twenty-fucking-thirteen.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Ya know||
I think you're right. Worst. Lawyer. Ever.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Fair points||
But the NFL is nowhere near even the "somewhat accepting of gays" point. Once it becomes more commonplace (like, for example, when there has been at least ONE openly gay player), I think it might seem less nefarious. For now, Occam's Razor suggests that these questions are being asked to weed out gays.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
My guess is that acceptance will start with FORMER players coming out. The "gays can't play" argument would be blunted if a few accomplished former players said, "yeah, won rushing titles/Super Bowls/MVPs, and I was SOOOO gay the whole time." Jackie didn't have that option, because he couldn't very hide his race.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Nope||
It isn't against federal law to ask about sexual orientation like it is with ethnicity, pregnancy status, etc. Some states do make it illegal, though Michigan is not one of them. Actually, the "work-around" question they asked about marital status WAS probably a violation of federal law.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Two things||
1) They should only be allowed to questions that have a bearing on the position for which they are being hired. Being gay has nothing to do with one's ability to play football. The law of large numbers suggests that there have been literally hundreds of gay professional athletes.
2) Some of these questions violate federal law. Large investment or no, they are simply out of bounds.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||No way||
You can't leave the ship. Someone has to steer this thing.
/says the guy who bribed his way onto one of the first lifeboats with like 8 people on it.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Behold||
I told you, Bullrog has lots and lots of powers.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
It is ridiculous, and yet simultaneously not ridiculous, and there is no way to know whether it will remain ridiculous from one moment to the next.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I still wonder||
if em0 still hangs around here as a respectable MGoCitizen. I suppose I could set a trap and start a thread entitled "Anyone have a projected depth chart for 2016?" and see who appears.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, C'MON||
There are 88 million people. THINK OF THE NEW MARKET FOR THE BTN!!!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wait...||
Magnus is His Dudeness?
His Dudeness is Magnus?
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.