"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|1 week 16 hours ago||In fairness to "Urbz,"||
He looks pretty, darn scared in this photo. Maybe he really did know exactly what Hernandez was all about ... and that is exactly why he did nothing.
|1 week 16 hours ago||RIP Little guy||
Peace to everyone. The Carr Family. The Michigan Family. Our rivals who shared in our sadness. Everyone on this Board.
For those of you who are not parents, but one day will be, remember this feeling, as times will be tough, but hopefully, never this tough.
|1 week 19 hours ago||winner winner chicken dinner!||
|1 week 19 hours ago||I will bet you $1||
that you cannot make a post without trying to start a fight with someone.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Now that actually is funny.||
Made my Monday.
|1 week 20 hours ago||You do realize||
you are the absolute worst poster on this entire board. You do not even realize the irony of your response. Anyone can look at your posting history and realize your only goal is to start fights with other posters.
|1 week 20 hours ago||My protest against the cluttered board||
is to clutter the board.
The only point of this thread to troll your fellow Mgobloggers who are excited about arguably the best rivalry in sports. Boo to you, sir!
|1 week 2 days ago||Beat Ohio!||
|1 week 3 days ago||Dodging the question||
I'm very grateful that our game is before the other game. Although the party line historically is that teams focus only on themselves, I have to imagine a Michigan State victory prior to our game may have put a damper on our spirits. With the schedule the way it is, our team can focus exclusively on beating Penn State.
Of course I want Ohio State to win. That is easy. I could not care less whether it is a pretty or ugly win. I have every intention of recording the second game, and not subjecting myself to the misery of emotionally investing in a team that is our sworn enemy 51 other weeks of the year.
|1 week 4 days ago||Sorry I asked. I feel like just aged 30 years listening to you.||
|1 week 4 days ago||^||
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Embed for the Board||
As a child of the 80's, I love the reference:
Side note -- when Indiana scored the go-ahead TD in regulation, I looked exactly like Large Marge at 1:24.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||According to Major Tom||
Planet Earth is BLUE!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What if||
The Tuck Rule wasn't a rule. Would Woodson become Tom Brady, and would Brady become Woodson?
What if Einhorn really wasn't Finkle?
What if "C-A-T" really spelled "dog?". (That's heavy, Ogre)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Calling Ms. Chan would be as useful and productive as...||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Or ...||
Work like crazy, be the best, and earn the starting job. Sort of like this former walk-on:
Or ... do exactly as you said, while also gaining the added-in bonus of building the foundation for a 4-decade coaching career.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||*||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone else see a Casey Affleck resemblance?||
Welcome to the family, Michael.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Apparently, Ho Chi Minh had the same thing||
Pay attention at 0:38....
|4 weeks 6 days ago||10-second Tom!||
IBD ... enjoy while you can.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||But, but, but||
If these two guys can play together:
Then these two guys can play together:
Yes, I'm a Sixers fan:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Today, I will do what others want to do...||
Paying it forward. What Wife Day is all about.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Or, more humorously stated by Coach Schiano:||
FWIW, I nominate the linked post for the User-Curated HOF.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Who gives an awesome "thumbs up," and is named John Oat(e)s?||
Footnote: Those are some serious Ojemudia-laser-beam-eyes ... welp ... I now haz a sad.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||OP: Great use of the word, "Yikes!"||
"Yikes" is kind of like the 70's/80's band Hall & Oats. At one point, everyone, especially catoonists, were into using it. Then, for a while, it wasn't cool vernacular anymore ... but now, it's kind of coming back in a comforting, nostalic sort of way.
And yes, LTT = Yikes!
Kind of cool again:
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Dumb||
Big game this weekend.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ironically||
The fact that you even thought about dumpster diving for recruit undies might take the all-time creepy cake.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely creepy||
Feels very Paparazzi-esqe.
And like the poster above correctly points out, sporting stuff doesn't really guarantee anything.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Just watched this play again for real.||
Mason Cole, Moe Ways and Jake Butt all get key blocks. I'm sure there were more, but these guys stood out. Cole seals two -- first doubles the DE with Braden, and then seals the ILB. Butt excellently slows down two on the back-side, either of which may have ended the teleport mid-teleport. And Moe Ways completely brings the double ruckus, first the corner, and then the safety.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah ... let's ban them all!!!!||
Post crafted with 0% seriousness.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This thread is definitely not Harbaugh||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No real opinion on the chant issue||
I can see how recruits would like it. I am hard-pressed to imagine a scenario where a recruit doesn't like it. Me personally, I feel very uncomfortable chanting anything, in any context.
Having said that, if anyone comes into contact with either R. Gary or any other recruit, high-profile or otherwise, the best practice is to smile, but not linger. If you think your little babbling one-liner is going to make a difference, it will not. Acceptable comments could be "Go Blue, Rashan," "Welcome to Ann Arbor," "We would love to have you as part of our family,"
Repeat ... do not try to get cute. It will have the opppsite effect. Also, if you see someone such as a coach, host player, etc. engaging the young man, do not interupt them.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||*||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I like Chase, but I am spoken for....||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Only thing worse than picking nits, is picking cherries....||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Confession||
That made me laugh.
Go Blue, Natty D!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Cincinnati, huh?||
Oh, and "Hi" to you too, Penn State.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe, but it probably would offend a good sense of humor||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I can completely relate to this point||
(Shows wife mgoblog post title, nods, winks, thinks to self, "Oh yeah, it's business time tonight," gives MGrowOld imaginary high five)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Colorado says hi||
Plus, we apparently spell "Hi" at least one other way, too.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Indeed, defacing your own stuff to zing us ....|
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Do they even realize||
they are engaging in a 3rd-grade name-calling contest with no one? This is on par with the people that use O$U, Urban Liar or Walverine.
This is the trophy version of Geroge Constanza delivering this "insult":
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I was going to snowflake on the whole bond topic,||
but then I remembered this is a Michigan sports blog ... and I'm neither a government-slappy nor a John Oliver-slappy.
For the love of Harbaugh, I hope the bond topic debate goes to a political board.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||When I first laid eyes on the Swineapple,||
I felt like I just saw One-Eyed Willy's ship set sail:
|10 weeks 4 days ago||*|
|10 weeks 6 days ago||2 cents||
Get seats on an aisle, extra legroom is worth gold. Plus, MUCH easier in and out (TWSS).
Aim for higher than row 20, but lower than 60, depending on preference.
Anywhere between the 20s should suffice.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||This is better than the time we had subs, which was crazy.||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, no, my young jedi ....|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||+5 Helpful||
Minutes from stadium now. Advice very appreciated.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like Chip Kelly||
as much as Harbaugh.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Wawa, how I miss thee....||
WaWa coffee center is the greatest of all. Debate over.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||But I thought he sat out last year?||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||It's uncanny||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||^ My (non)thoughts exactly|
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Ironically, the Vet is both my worst and best||
For those of us who grew up in Philly in the 80's and 90's, the Vet was both magical and miserable. The Bad = Fights, idiots, court, profanity, foul smell, hideous yellow and orangey-red seats, deathtrap turf, concrete, concrete, concrete. The Good = insane/intimidating fans, LOUD(!), the Phanatic and RV, Dan Baker's voice (PA Announcer), Phanavision, Army/Navy, childhood memories.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||MOON always made me think of this Simpsons bit,||
or is it the other way around?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||PSA -- Original Forbes link is a BR slide show "article"||
I deserve a neg for responding to the first post just to have my post up higher. That said, I think all should be warned that the Forbes link is presented as a Bleacher-Report-esque slide show. Caveat Emptor.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Sparthole had 87(!) public uriation arrests||
OSU has the cooler poopers. Sparty has the toddler bladders.
I guess tons of cheap parking lot booze plus insufficient public bathrooms translates into yellow stadium rivers.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||IBD!!!|
|22 weeks 5 days ago||A Day with Jaybaugh||
Me to JayBaugh at 230PM EST:
Me to Jaybaugh now:
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, Goose!|
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I love the competition ... and the man-drama||
Morris to Rudock:
Rudock to Morris:
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I very much appreciate this point||
For anyone who has ever visited Stanford's campus, there really is no equal. I took my two young sons there this past March and was completely blown away. When you combine their academics wth that campus, even the most die-hard of Michigan loyalists, of which I consider myself included, would have to concede Stanford is arguably the best.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Yay, Facts, Yay!|
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Inside Harbaugh's thought bubble:||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||This article is groundbreaking||
It reminds me of:
And, you can't have one without the other:
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I going to pick some nits||
History unequivocally notes that Secretariat was a "tremendous machine."
For the true horse racing junkies, here's a longer version of the famous Chic Anderson call:
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||Mr. Mars, as your court-appointed counsel, I must advise you ...||
of the following:
|25 weeks 4 days ago||This gives me inspiration ....||
Maybe I can get paid a shit-ton for doing basically nothing:
or even better:
but, I'll probably pass on:
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I would invent this thing called ...||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Let's take this thing global||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Heavy, Ogre!|
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Greatest Appendectomy Scene of All-Time.||
"I was probing for muscle tone and skeletal girth."
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Goblin||
Dress like one. No one will mess with you.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Richt||
The Dumbest of all the Dumbs
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Shirley, you can't be serious....||
This is a freeze frame of Love grabbing Olynck's arm, literally as Olynck is fouling Love via quasi-bear-hug. On no level of basketball would Olynck's movement in your posted frame be deemed legal boxing out.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Impartial observer here ... I think.||
Sixers fan. Borderline NBA fan, as should be expected considering the previous sentence.
This injury was pure filth -- a complete bush league move when the Olynck was getting beat for a long rebound. My vote would be to suspend Olynck for at least 5 regular season games without pay, and if he's on another future team that makes the playoffs, he should have to sit out for at least one entire series.
Ohio shouldn't have nice things, but they deserve better than this nonsense.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||So, you're saying we should leave Britt alone?||
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Wasn't there a serious movie about your main point?||
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I was about to post the same video||
Until I scrolled and saw you beat me to the punch. Great work!
What a classic line, "Hit Puree!"
|33 weeks 1 day ago||This post||
Really raised me up....
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Do your thing, Sal ....|
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Please refer to the Touch the Banner List.||
Kudos to Magnus for his great work.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Misspellings and Championships||
Like peas and carrots...
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Not a bad idea|
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Shame on you, OP! Just pathetic.||
First, it's tenuous when professional, experienced journalists race to break news. For an relatively new internet forum poster to rush to "break news" is just downright fraught with peril.
Second, you increase your exposure even more when you poach information from the pay sites. In case you haven't figured out, that really annoys some poeple around these parts.
Bottom line -- you took a risk, and now you have some pie on your face. If you're going to "report" a major injury, my opinion is that the mods should hold you accountable when you're wrong (or even premature).
(But only temporarily because at least you "updated ... cough ... admitted your irresponsibility ... cough" in the orginal post)
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Now I feel like going to Vegas||
That didn't take long.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I raise you a Griswold|
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Next stop||
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Alternative link (Non Freep)||
For those of who wish to continue their Freep boycott, you can find the same story HERE.
Edit: Gobgoblue beat me to the punch, although the above link is to the Petosky News Review, as opposed to the Daily.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||A Reminder of What We Can Be||
I was only three-years-old when the Miracle on Ice happened. I have faint memories of my hockey-obsessed father celebrating the event, but no true memories of my own. I remember stumbling across a reprint of E.M. Swift's article "A Reminder of What We Can Be" when I was in high school. The original article was written in late-October of 1980, many months after the Olympics, but still close enough in time when the emotions were real, yet not overly dramatized.
For those of you with short-attention spans, this article is most definitely TL;DR. If you have time, though, and the patience, this article is well worth the read, on many levels.
The article documents Herb Brooks' team-first focus in a way that should remind many of our beloved Bo. The article provides a sincere basis for patriotism, minus the Hollywood fluff, that accompanies so many other accounts of this special event. For me, the article provides a philosophical foundation of what leadership and teamwork mean ... a lesson I carry each day in my personal and professional life.
I hope some of you enjoy. I'd love to hear what you think.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Your comment||
is both sad and true.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I hear you, my friend||
I wished I lived in Vail or Summit County with my family, but that's not reality for us or most families I know. Other than the single young adults without a professional job, the rare retiree, or the incredibly wealthy, the people I know range from never going to the mountains at all to skiing 7-10 days a year.
For familes, the math gets ugly real quick. $600 per Epic Pass per family member. Over 2K for lift tickets for 10 days?!? Then add in the traffic if we go on any weekend day. Then add the absurd food prices. Then add in that the food sucks. Then add in the lodging if we stay over. Ski lesson prices for kids? $190/day.
Don't get me wrong. Vail, Beaver Creek, and A-Basin are brilliant places. Any day on any of those mountains are typically great days. But there are many other options that work better for myself and most people I know.
Now that I know you live in Vail, I wish we were friends, though. Go Blue!
|41 weeks 5 days ago||You are right on, man!||
Price gouging for parking is just the beginning. To feed a family of four for lunch is $50. Don't even get me starting with the lodging. Just plain ridiculous!
For residents of this state, there are just so many better options.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Not true at all||
In my opinion, of course.
There are so many better deals to be had in the state that I do not have the patience to type a response listing them all.
If I lived far away from Colorado, I would happily pay Vail resort prices. It would be a trip of a lifetime. But living here, there is just no way.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Lived in Denver for about 10 years now||
This is a great region, all around. Definitely growing. Lots of job opportunities, especially for engineering. There are several enginnering/aerospace hotbeads in the region, from Fort Collins in the north to Colorado Springs in the south. I'd check out the Broomfield/Interlocken/Lousiville/Lafayette/Superior corridor. Real estate in this area is still reasonable, and the schools are excellent (if you're thinking about settling down). This area also has the benefit of being 20-25 minutes from both Dever and Boulder. The south and west are older and more establised neighborhoods, thus, much higher real estate and rental prices. Downtown is great if you're young and single, but be prepared to pay high rent.
Real estate is on fire throughout the state. If you're going to buy, assume you will be paying above list price for anything remotely decent and well-located.
The other posters pretty much summed up skiing. Do not plan on easy weekend trips. Pure misery. Not even worth it anymore, imho. Get a job that gives you flexible hours and ski during the week.
Skiing as a local is much different than skiing as tourist. It's personal preference, but I do everything possible to avoid the Vail Resort mountains. The prices are a joke, the lift lines are a mob scene, and when you live here, you don't like being surrounded by tourists. To each their own, though. If you're moving here for just skiing, which doesn't seem like the case based on your post, I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Skiing/Riding is a bonus to an otherwise amazing region.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks!||
Not only informative, but also encouraging. I, and I suspect others would agree, appreciate the insight.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I'd like some answers...||
Great catch, MAZandBLUE.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Magnus, follow up question here.||
I had the same reaction when I read the previous post. Objectively, I think it's an untenable argument that Desmond Morgan is a "step up" over Jake Ryan. This statement, of course, is not a slight to Morgan, as Ryan played at an All-B1G level for the latter half of his career.
My question revolves around your opinion as to whether or not Desmond Morgan's skillset suits the inside LB position on a similar level to Ryan. My extremely novice observation was that Ryan grew into the role as the season progressed after some early-season struggles.
If we were to compare Ryan and Morgan as overall defensive players, I assume you would opine that Ryan would win that comparison going away. The same conclusion would apply for either the SAM or WLB positions. Having said this, how much of a downgrade do you believe the defense will experience going from Ryan to Morgan at MIKE -- assumption being that Morgan will return to 100% health?
|42 weeks 17 hours ago||Sorry to be that guy, but really?||
If there was news, it would have been on the board with something in the neighborhood of 235 replies already.
I'm over this issue, not to say that I have any problem with the folks that are still following. I'm not going to lie either -- I will still click the links if actual real news is being reported. It's just a matter of personal preference. I feel lucky that we have 3-4 RBs with good-to-great potential in the program right now.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Weather was not an issue @ Nebraska||
I attended that game. Weather was not a factor at all. It was slightly cold, but I have no memory of any type of precipitation or wind.
Like many on this thread, I wish Russell nothing but the best.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||This is Silly Season||
The only question I care about at this point is an introspective one. I truly wonder if I would have been as annoyed as I am with the constant attempts to make this nonsense into a real story had we not just endured the NFL-media-fueled nonsense surrounding the hiring of Harbaugh. I feel like I am at a place in which I assume everything NFL-related is a Clown Show.
It is amazing how much credibility the NFL and its surrounding media has lost in the past 12 months.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||#ResumeHelp||
He should consider fields of online expertise beyond sports when job searching.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I think you mean||
Mark Snyder (NTMS).
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else's entire Bowl Pool depend on this game too?||
Can't believe I actually have a rooting interest ... officially visiting a deep, dark level of gambler's hell.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Not funny. Classless post.||
What are you 7 years old? You make fun of people with a speech impediment for cheap laughs. Plus, it's not even close to an original humor bit. Lou Holtz lisp jokes in 2014? Really? Imo, you are shaming yourself 100 times more than you are clowning Lou Holtz.
You do realize that there have been Michigan players in the very recent past that have dealt with speech impediments? You probably don't. Just ignorant.
Maybe you're just perfect, Mauricio? Tell Hal we say hi.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Yahtzee!||
Shots are being ordered as I type.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Shirley||
You can't be serious.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Not worth the click -- Learn from my mistake||
Silly invented/non-story. Plus, most of all, this guy looks nothing like Jim Harbaugh:
|49 weeks 14 hours ago||You're just freakin' "Bad," man!||
Even if you hate U2, you'd have to be lifeless to not enjoy The Edge's guitar in this song:
|49 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm all for fun discussions||
But until Harbaugh is standing at a podium in Ann Arbor, wearing some not-so-cool Addidas Michigan gear, I'd just rather hold off on the "what-ifs." No ... I'm not of the school-of-thought that message board fanboy chatter can "jinx" real-life events. I'm just leary of the self-inflicted mental harm that would occur if Harbaugh gives us the "Heisman" after the past few weeks of starry-eyed optimism.
For those unfamiliar with my use of the term "Heisman."
|49 weeks 5 days ago||GJH: Pardon my french||
Relatively new poster makes a very appropriate drinking/social thread given the circumstances, and you rush to your keyboard to unleash the snark.
Ironically, you need a drink more than anyone, apparently.
Kudos to the OP for getting this started tonight. I'm going to make a Leopold Brothers Maryland Style Rye Old Fashion in Tate Forcier's honor and youtube '09 Notre Dame.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||.... and this thread is missing this clip:|
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Logic can be enlightening...||
Thanks OP for posting. Good read. This is one of the few pieces I've read that adeptly argues against the maxim that NFL Head Coaching is the end-all-be-all, especially when ones considers the personlaity type of our former All-American QB.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||This is a guy who knows what we want...||
For some reason, Lochman's picture makes me think of this clip:or maybe even this one:
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Any reason?||
[Jump to 8:09]
|50 weeks 3 days ago||If only there was a term for your approach...|
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Is that you, Starlin?||
Trying to get benched again, I guess.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Everything is better when set to "awesome" music|
|50 weeks 4 days ago||You got a problem with 90's?||
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Please tell me||
You didn't take .0001% of my post srsly.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||We reached out to Les Miles?!?||
WTF! If this isn't the biggest bag over the head, punch in the face I've ever got, GODAMMIT!
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Jim Hackett, my beloved school's interim AD, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there at 1000 South State Street with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?
|51 weeks 15 hours ago||Sams agrees....|
|51 weeks 6 days ago||There's always a chance, my friend.||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Memories ... of the way we were.|
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Does she like it "Animal Style?"||
Wait ... are we talking about this:
|51 weeks 6 days ago||This website has apparently had major issues in the past.||
Read linked (very long and detailed) Bruce Feldman article and judge for yourself. I must warn and concede, anyone who responds to my post with "TL;DR" would be justified.
I don't think I'm going out on a limb by stating you're generally a questionable character if your own brother has sued you in the past 4 years.
From the article:
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Calling my shot? CC?||
I'll go with about 100 of that "EZ" stuff. This stuff is gauranteed to provide immediate relief from losing records.
|52 weeks 20 hours ago||Get ready to bleed, Darker!||
"Dear God, that's wretched."
|1 year 1 week ago||*||
|1 year 1 week ago||Your last sentence||
... seems ominously familiar. It's like I'm having flashbacks to that one time in 1983 when I was in jail with two really scary guys.
Time to take up karate again, I guess.
|1 year 1 week ago||Just Beat Maryland||
Please. That is all.
|1 year 1 week ago||Another non-thread-worthy hypothetical||
Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkowski want to have sex with me ...unfortunately, not together at the same time. I can only choose one. Which one do I choose? Discuss.
|1 year 1 week ago||This ^ point is spot on.||
Full disclsoure -- Eagles fan here.
There are hypotheticals that merit discussion because there's a modicum of possibility they could become reality. Chip Kelly to Michigan has no basis in reality.
I know the OP is taking some heat. In this instance, it's really warranted. First, the post is not based on any legitimate source Second, it's insulting to Eagles fans, who for the most part, are over-the-moon with Kelly. Philadelphia, as a city, as a fanbase, as an ownership, has welcomed and embraced Kelly with open arms.
Third, most importnantly, I think we embarass ourselves as Michigan fans when we write delusional things like -- "CC: Chip Kelly." If a Buckeye, Spartan, Domer, etc. were to read this thread, imho, they would be completely justified in mocking us as having completely lost our grip on reality.
I don't like giving my rivals ammo to mock me. Therefore, I really do not like this post at all.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Explain to me||
where I said Brandon Graham's improved play would help the current Michigan team.
The point I made was quite obvious: Brandon Graham, a former All-American who played for the team I love, and I assume you do as well, has completely turned around his professional career, from disappointment to borderline standout. This gives me hope, as I love seeing former Michigan players/alumni suceed in their professional endeavors.
If you need constant Harabaugh rumormongering to give yourself hope, it might be a cold Winter, my friend. You're going to need a few more "rrrrrrrrrrrr" in your signature line.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I have no desire to defend Hoke's head coaching,||
but Brandon Graham never played for him. Graham was drafted in '10.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||That's solid advice||
also to the mope who made the Arizona (Don't click, folks!) post 4 below.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||*||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Thread-jacking my own thread -- The Chris Baker Blind-Side Hit||
I'll begin with the following disclosure -- I'm an Eagles fan. I didn't think this was worthy of a new thread, but I've been enjoying today's debate as to whether or not people think the Chris Baker-on-Nick Foles hit yesterday was a good football play or one of the cheapest shots in recent memory.
For those who didn't see the game or the highlights, Nick Foles throws an apparent interception in the 2nd of half of yesterday's game (it would later be overturned upon review). During the end of the interception return, Chris Baker destroys Nick Foles with a blind-side block. Following the hit, Eagles starting All-Pro LT Jason Peters went after Baker. Baker would be ejected for the hit. Peters was ejected for throwing a punch at Baker
According to Rule 12, section 2, article 7 of the NFL rulebook, “it is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player in a defenseless posture,” including “a quarterback at any time after a change of possession.”
Here's a stillshot of the hit:
For those wanting a video from the same angle, here's a link:
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Mushroom Cloud||
That is all I see.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Purdue '95||
-5° wind chill. 50mph wind gusts. Driving sleet. Mudpit field. 5-0 score. All-time most bogus attendance announcement.
Going to this game would have meant I never missed a game when I was in school. Instead, I live with the shame of being a wuss.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Full, unedited story (plus, it won't give the Freep clicks)|
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The advertisement in the free throw circle||
Is very distracting, imho.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Forgive my typos||
It's pretty sunny still.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||He's not doubt drills||
He is on the field, fully dressed, not walking with a limp. He just is not taking part in any of the organized drills. My best guess is he is playing, but just take taking it very cautiously.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Peppers||
Fully dressed, but not taking part in pregame drills. Most likely just precautionary, because, like I said, fully dressed.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Ohio level?||
While I hate the cooler poopers as much as anyone, when I think of the word "cowardice," I think of a certain team, from a certain fraudent football-playing-runt-movie, that begins with an "N," ends with a "E," and in the middle ... just lots of poultry.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Of course, I know what you mean,||
but aren't the seniors Class of 2015, unless they've already graduated or are graduating in December?
Yes ... I really didn't add much to the discussion. Damn you boring Sunday mornings. Real games can't start fast enough.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Here's a little more info on Steve Kerr for those curious:||
The part about the ASU fans taunting Kerr is despicable. Shame on them! If I ever hear a fellow Michigan fan/student do something like that, I will remember reading this article, and take appropriate action. I would encourage everyone else to do the same.
God help any B1G fan base that even considers taunting Austin Hatch about his family circumstances. Cheering against the jersey is one thing, but cheering against the young man doesn't seem possible.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||"There's nothing like unrequited love to drain all the flavor||
out of a peanut butter sandwich."
|1 year 14 weeks ago||C'mon Devin, listen to Don Vito.|
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Somebody gave me Horror II tickets as a B-Day present.||
Here's me getting the gift:
|1 year 15 weeks ago||They're in the Sun Belt Conference effective 7/1/14||
Let's still not lose to them, though.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||If only those f*ck*rs had an embarrassing historical moment....||
Plus, didn't the team who played in The Horror beat some other guy later that season? Transitive property, bitches!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Here's a video of the entire incident|
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I guess it's only fair that we export China something ...||
that doesn't really work.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Remember, Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day!||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Boren?||
I don't know no stinkin' Boren neithers (Woo triple negatives!)
But this guy I know:
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm hungry too,||
but I don't enjoy eating food that has been regurgitated and eaten many times before.
That said, I really have zero problem with you posting, OP ... I just liked this picture.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You must, indeed.||
IMHO, the cheesesteak, while heavenly, has become a sandwich for everyone. The roast pork, however, especially from Dinic's, remains as a "locals-only" favorite. Few things can beat that sharp provolone, with some broccoli rabe or spinach, on top of the most tender thinly-sliced pork you've ever tasted -- all wrapped in a roll that traps ever last delcious morsel inside instead of falling apart.
Healthy? No. Absurdly delicious? Hell yes!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"Your move, Chief." RIP|
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hmmmm, on second thought ...||
Let's not even tempt fate, and give the athletic department a reason to hand out 110,000 blue shirts. Me thinks they'll go with something high-lightery like this:
Next thing you know, the Apocalypse will be upon us:
I apologize to anyone if this post causes nightmares.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Some other reasons to attend?||
Because it's heaven for those of us who enjoy some good, old-fahsioned gluttony? Pick your slice of heaven. Maybe it's the classic cheesesteak from Steve's Prince of Steaks:
... or the local favorite, the Roast Pork from Tony Dinic's:
... or a just the Chicken Cutlet Italian from Tony Luke's:
I bet Drake Harris and Channing Stribling would make weight real quick if Michigan ever makes the pilgrimage to the City of Brotherly Love.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thanks for the insight||
It's post like these that actually help me understand what's going on from a broader perspective.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My kingdom for this thread not to go south.||
One of the nice benefits of this free blog is that many current and former coaches visit and post. I would love to hear from the MGoCoaches about the prevailing philosophies when it comes to discovering the best depth chart during summer two-a-days. I have my own experience, and my recollection is that daily line shuffles during early camp is not uncommon or automatically = DOOM. That said, I consider myself an amateur, at best, when it comes to coaching dogma.
Maybe another reason that the current depth chart worries me little is the historical perspective. Please don't confuse this point with some notion of believing that last year's OL was anything other than an abject disaster.
The gold standard for modern Michigan teams is 1997. This point is really not debatable. In 1997, Terry Malone was a first-year OL coach taking over for DeBord. Arguably, the '96 OL underachieved. Senior Center Rod Payne was a 1st-team All-American, 2-time All Big 10, was team MVP, and a captain. Senior LT Thomas Guynes was a returning starter, and was good enough to play 4 games for the Arizona Cardinals in '97. Senior OG Damon Denson was a returning starter, and good enough to be drafted in the 4th round by the Patriots in '97. This team, disappointingly, lost 4 games, even after a 4-0 start. The '96 team also lost 3 of their last 4 games. Of course, the one win was the legendary 13-9 upset at undefeated #2 Ohio State (which, I submit as Exhibit A in my argument that the '96 team underachieved).
The '97 OL heading into summer camp was a HUGE question mark. Three starters needed to be replaced, and Zach Adami, a senior, was switiching to Center from OG for the first time. RS Fr. Steve Hutchinson (YTSH) was being switched from defense to OG. Junior Chris Zieman was a first year starter at guard. RS Fr. Jeff Backus was a first-year starter at LT(!).
Of course, it's crazy thinking to think that '14 will somehow be '97 repeated. My only point is that worrying now seems a little premature. Massive depth chart changes are not always a bad thing. If the coaches find the 5 best for the OL, and they thrive during the real games, we all will rejoice. If not, pitch-fork-tme will ensure, I'm sure.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Did I miss something?||
Kalis' redshirt year was a disappointment? Did he stink up the joint on the scout team or something?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Shirley, you can't be serious....||
Mlive reporter tweets OL starters after 1-week of camp. You/fan boy do not approve. Therefore, this is is why people haven't been buying all the tickets.
It's just water man ... chill:
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Like the first arctic sunrise after a long, dark winter||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Srsly!||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not surprising, I guess||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This memory will never get old||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This is some confusing logic||
Because the "media latches on to controversial headlines every chance they get," and it also "pisses" you off, you therefore create a thread on this board linking the article, knowing full well that "paper" is a fraud, and that writer lacks ethics.
As a Michigan fan:
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Do not click!||
1) Free Press sucks. 2) It's written by tweedle-dumb. 3) It's not even in the vicinity of being bulletin board material. The OP's characterization of the article is either plain wrong or a massive exaggeration.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Great road game, indeed.||
I attended this one as well. This game would have been a matchup of undefeated teams had State not lost the week before. Minor correction: my memory is that Irvin's TD was a fake FG. It was one of those fakes where the player pretended he was on the sideline, rather than part of the play. Saban always has been a sneaky SOB.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||So I was watching Napoleon Dynamite last night,||
and I thought to myself, Rex Qwon Do is right ... you really do have to "learn to discipline your image."
Clearly, we'd be defending B1G champs if Hoke looked like Starla:
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Here, Here! I'll drink to that!|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'm pathetic...||
because one pop culture reference apparently isn't enough for me this morning.
Maybe Devin should have ran this play:
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Because what screams confidence more than question dodging?||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"personally hope Flounder fails this year, but that's just me."||
It's just you. In fact, I am thinking a lot of your life problems probably are "just you."
...And my 80's-themed avatar can beat up your 80's-themed avatar. See, anyone can be an internet tough guy.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Horrible one-line post notwithstanding,||
I am legitimately curious if Lewan's desire to holdout is related in any way to a desire to defer a portion of his salary until after his October 28th trial. I would assume that the named-victim in the assault case will undoubtedly pursue a civil action against Lewan. The likelihood of success of the civil action will be influenced by the criminal trial, despite the fact that the burdens of proof are different. A not guilty verdict ceratinly would bode well for Lewan's ability to defend the civil suit, even if it doesn't preclude the other party from still suing him. Conversely, I would assume a guilty verdict would significantly expose Lewan financially, the burden of proof will be lower in the civil arena.
I guess my point is that I do not know the answer to the question posed above, but I would certainly be curious to hear the opinion of any Michigan-based Mgolawyers.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I think I remember this episode....|
|1 year 19 weeks ago||.... and you can't have one without the other.||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||UPDATE: Firework plan accepted with slight modification||
While the original firework plan for the PSU game was shot down, the Regents formally approved these fireworks for deployment within 10 feet of James Franklin each time Michigan earns a 1st down.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||*||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"You guys are freaking kidding me!"||
This is video will never get old for me. After he ignores the pleas that the guantlet is facing the wrong way, he sends his player through, potentially risking injury, certainly risking embarassment. Upon finally recognizing that everyone else was right, and he was wrong, he proclaims, "You guys are freaking kidding me!"
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Step Brothers (2008)||
I respectfully disagree, sir.
Plus, Ferrell's cameo in Wedding Crashers (2005):
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Logic can be very confusing.||
I hate Ohio State. Drew Carey loves Ohio State. I, therefore, hate Drew Carey.
Then, if I hate Drew Carey, and Drew Carey loves the USMNT, I, therefore, hate the USMNT???
This can't be. For if this were true, why did I hug a large, drunk stranger lady on Sunday when the USMNT scored the go-ahead goal against Portugal? Maybe I just like large, drunk stranger ladies ... yes, that must be it, because I can't love Ohio State, no matter what.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||.... and you can't have one without the other.|
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Srsly!||
Google is fun and easy!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||*||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||After he gets banned,||
I pretty sure he'll land on his feet. He would be an absolute world champion at this game:
|1 year 24 weeks ago||*|
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Holy Negative Nancy!||
Nothing like jumping to the most nefarious of all conclusions based on your freshman dorm life of deacdes past. My first thought was, "Jabrill must be the most excited college freshman in the world. I'm happy because he's probably happy. Happy, Happy, Happy!"
On the other hand, you:
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Huge fan of the Daily Show.||
The slappier and stickier the better, but of course, to each their own.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||As long as #16 plays for the Jags,||
They can do no wrong in my book.
Denard's smile = Priceless:
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Again, I'm ... er ... I am completely with you.||
It is just like this one guy who I hang out with who says, "Bee-Tee-Double-You" when we talk. I bet he writes "BTW" all the time as well. I swear ... these people.
...and while we're talking about the original article, did you see the part in the body of the article when he wrote:
This writer is just all over the map. There's ... er ... there is no way I'd ... er ...I would ever associate with this Will Brinson character.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'm with you.||
Just like when people write "don't." It is the same amount of characters to just write "do not." Just write "do not," right? I just want to tell these people "C'mon, man" ... er ... "Come on, man!"
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Please don't shoot me.||
I can honestly see how you were confused by my typo and felt the need to point it out. I award myself no points, and may god have mercy upon my soul. MBB(!) now and forever!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This usually works for me when I want attention||
That said, decent, but not earth-shattering read. You didn't really cover any new ground, but I completely respect any effort to promotoe MMB. Good luck to you, sir.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Ron?||
EDIT: Reply to blueandmaizeballs