Mike Lantry, 1972
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm guessing you were also||
I'm guessing you were also predicting we'd get destroyed last week as well?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The negativity around here||
The negativity around here (especially the last couple weeks) has been far more embarrassing to me than anything that's happened on the field. I find myself not wanting to be associated with the program because of the fan base.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I'm very disappointed||
I'm very disappointed considering your username and avatar.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Oh please.It's been||
It's been perfectly clear what his position was since the first of these went up. Or you could just check his posting history... Unless I'm dramatically mislead by not seeing the comment in context? He clearly blames the coaching and dismisses the line youth.
These diaries sure seem to have been put together with those preconceived notions.
Edit- Sorry if this is all a sloppy incoherent mess. I'm trying to do about half a dozen things right now. The post in question (from the "snowflake:coaching" thread)...
"4 days 18 hours ago
These diaries weren't born from this position and dedicated to backing it up?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||So that's 8 out of what?...||
So that's 8 out of what?... 125?
A clue perhaps?
How many are playing well? How many are playing out of necessity? Not that it matters too much. Pretty sure the first line says it all.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky||
Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky bitching- rabble rabble.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent point. ... Well,||
... Well, the vast majority of us anyway.
You've really been banking the upvotes these last couple days. I'm keeping track for the day when we get voting back.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I accidentally downvoted||
I accidentally downvoted this. The only way I see to erase it is with an upvote...
Now I'm torn. Upvote for the effort? Downvote for the misguided conclusions?
On the bright side I think I may have found a new sig...
"The average person has half a penis."
This is a revelation!
It's nice to know for sure that I'm above average.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Not trying to pile on...||
I believe this was put together in good faith.
But the fact it currently has twice as many up votes as down, despite being a total disaster and the accurate data (and/or a more reasonable methodology, take your pick) seeming to demonstrate just the opposite of what's put forth?...
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm done trying to explain||
I'm done trying to explain anything to you. Maybe someone else will take up the challenge (though I wouldn't encourage it).
|17 weeks 3 days ago||"Good ones don't" Really? Do||
"Good ones don't"
Do I need to compile a list of all the great linemen who didn't play until they were RS SO (or later) and then we can have a theoretical argument about how good they would have been in year one or two?
Just because you can name a lot of exceptions doesn't mean they're not exceptions. You have a massive pool to draw from. I'm talking about a handful of players and 3 positions. See any problem with comparing those sample sizes? Any at all?
The guys we're talking about aren't even done with their first/second years! It may be too late to salvage anything from this season (aside from some potential moral victories and improving perceptions), but it's not out of the question things could still start clicking for them this year and we could see improvement. I see it with various squads, on various teams, at various points in the season, every year.
If you really think it's reasonable to write them off or make it out to be some systemic failure?... It's time to just agree to disagree. I personally think that's insanely pessimistic and/or shortsighted.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||My god...||
Let me make this really simple.
The vast majority of offensive linemen need years of development at the college level. Even highly rated recruits.
Naming a bunch who had success early doesn't change this fact. It's simply cherry picking. It doesn't prove there's a problem with coaching and/or recruiting.
It's a numbers game that thus far hasn't worked in our favor in a "better than expected" manner. Shit happens. In your own example the USC "blue chips" are the ones who aren't panning out and they got hits with two "lesser recruits" (to be honest I'm skimming at this point) no?
Luck of the draw man. Looks like we may have to be patient with those linemen who ALMOST ALWAYS NEED DEVELOPMENT. My god, the horror of it.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I honestly don't even know||
I honestly don't even know what point you're trying to make anymore. Your last two posts (above and below this at the moment) are either way out in left field, or my ability to digest this stuff has reached it's limit. Coaches who had success early (below)? RRs 2010 team?...
I've been avoiding the forum/comments since Saturday evening... I think that was a wise choice.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, you're right...||
Our highly rated O-line classes haven't blown up in their first and second years on campus. It's definitely time to panic.
Nevermind it's typically one of the last positions you ever want to play guys early and all that. The coaches clearly suck.
Besides, if things look great a year or two down the road who's gonna remember all this negativity anyway?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Considered a long point by point reply...||
But it's just not worth it.
Yes, you're still cherry picking. Now you're picking out star players from various teams who had early success? Or teams that have had success with arguably (I'd put this in italics for emphasis if I knew how to format) similar youth in various positions? This proves what? That youth doesn't matter?
That's the epitome of cherry picking. You're throwing out random exceptions when an even moderately large sample size would demonstrate just the opposite. If I had the time/desire I'd look into dominant teams (or O-lines even) over the last decade or so to see how experience correlates to success... Wanna take a wild guess on how that'd look? I know where my money would be.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||"USC has a RS freshman at LT||
"USC has a RS freshman at LT (a 3-star, 260LB DE in high school), a true sophomore at LG, and 3rd year guys at the center and other guard spot..."
This cherry picking is the best you could come up with?... And you still decided to build an argument around it?
Hoke & co have their first real class in the middle of their second year and they're transitioning from a completely different system/style. That's not "clouding the issue"... It's stating the obvious.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Judging by the board...||
It looks like a few benders have carried into Sunday.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely. Just a gut||
Just a gut feeling...
But I think Al might be our best hope of convincing Hoke (behind closed doors) that things have to change. He's certainly the one taking the heat. I think this might be why he was trying to dig through his chest in the video... Rather than my first impression that he was just on the defensive and feeling the pressure. After further reflection I'm not so sure Al is the problem.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Not showing up in my iTunes||
Edit- Just popped up.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I think they should use both||
I think they should use both with Devin lining up at RB/WR.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Looking good for ABC 13||
Looking good for ABC 13 viewers in VA.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||My local ABC (SW VA) had||
My local ABC (SW VA) had Texas listed in the directv guide last night. Now it shows "college football" and "teams TBA".
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know what it is with||
Don't know what it is with The Wire around here. Good show but not even top five in my estimation.
At least it was good though... I watched the first season of Mad Men not too long ago and my god what pile of shit.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Believing it's real >||
Believing it's real > Arguing it's "merits"
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Good situational awareness is||
Good situational awareness is a shockingly uncommon trait. Whether on the football field or walking down the street.
NTM- I think he's shown quite a bit even if you set aside the picks in question... Including what he's done with the ball after the INTs.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I'm on iPad/Safari.||
Yeah, I'm on iPad/Safari. Able to watch on the Detroit News site.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks!||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Am I the only one not seeing||
Am I the only one not seeing the videos?
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Are Devin's "feet" in his||
Are Devin's "feet" in his crotch/hips? Because that's where the defenders helmet got planted on the 2nd INT. Some of the replays gave a much better look... He was folding up well before the pass left his hands.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||"Tomorrow the post talks||
"Tomorrow the post talks about the second one."
I hope it points out that he was hit in the midsection before the ball even cleared the back of his helmet during his throwing motion. I've been arguing with a couple guys (who apparently don't have DVRs)... "The ball was already gone" and "just got into his feet a little".
I thought something similar watching live. But going frame by frame it was clearly not the case.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm in a section of VA that||
I'm in a section of VA that appears to go for Florida? Can't think of ever meeting a Florida fan here or seeing anything Florida related. It's all VTech and WVU fans followed by a distant Tennessee contingent. With the size of the county I'm a little surprised that me/mine alone wouldn't have beat out Florida.
... I even know a few Alabama, South Carolina and UVA fans... A single Illinois fan... Not so much as a hint of Florida.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I think the only thing it||
I think the only thing it means is that they're neck and neck and it says nothing about how they're performing one way or the other. It's probably the biggest area of concern on the team based on several factors... But I don't see this as one of them.
If they were doing an equally poor job wouldn't they just pick one to get as many reps as possible at this point? It seems to me the only logical conclusion to draw is that they're neck and neck.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I see no reason to assume||
I see no reason to assume it's bad news. Center may be a position of concern, but the fact it's still unsettled in itself isn't necessarily bad news.
I'll take the over on Fitz.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty sure you were going||
Pretty sure you were going for "giggity".
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Any itchiness comes and goes||
Any itchiness comes and goes in the first month. As any real (i.e. bearded) man would know.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I've heard this quite a bit||
I've heard this quite a bit but I'm not sure why they're assumed to be mutually exclusive or even how they're related? False accusations can be fairly common, while at the same time actual cases go heavily unreported/prosecuted.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Can't be worse than ESPN||
Can't be worse than ESPN magazine putting Michigan at #14 and then projecting 5.9 wins.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, I wouldn't skip it as||
Yeah, I wouldn't skip it as there are some major events in the series. Just be aware it is a low point.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Green looks squishy and soft.||
Green looks squishy and soft.
Now if he lost 5 lbs?... Beast-man.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||The backstory with Gus and||
The backstory with Gus and the cartel and how he dealt with it was epic. Walt getting the best of him was also a huge turning point in the way I seen him.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Did he fall forward?||
Did he fall forward?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure the function of a||
Pretty sure the function of a panic room and a padded room are polar opposites.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Sure||
That's certainly one aspect of it.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||OSU is the Charlie Sheen of||
OSU is the Charlie Sheen of college football.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Mine was a little beat up on||
Mine was a little beat up on the edge of the cover where it opens. It'll look much worse by the end of the season.
Tons of content and I've barely scratched the surface... I have noticed that Brian can't seem to write a paragraph without mentioning Denard and Devin must have kicked his dog or something. Still well worth the price.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||"I don't get what he could||
"I don't get what he could have been told that put Michigan above Clemson or UF."
How about pretty much everything aside from the weather and what it means for female's choices in clothing?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Did you get the rush||
Did you get the rush delivery? Kickstarter?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I think it depends on how you||
I think it depends on how you define "good". In my experience* the vast majority of cops aren't heroic types or total assholes. They're just guys/gals punching a clock for a check... Some might not consider that such a great thing considering the responsibilities of the job.
Sadly, it would seem to me that the adrenaline junkies or those on a power trip are at least equal (being generous) in numbers to the truly heroic and altruistic LEOs.
*Growing up in some rough neighborhoods (aggressively policed) as well as having some cops in the family.
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||Mad Men doesn't belong||
Mad Men doesn't belong anywhere near those others (including TWD). Should have went with Boardwalk Empire... Even Justified and Dexter are more deserving, despite the last season of each.
I agree that things took a turn for the worse after season one of TWD. But I still don't miss an episode.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||We're talking about the email||
We're talking about the email that took you to a checkout form on Underground Printing, correct?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Screw you.||
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Two alcohol fetishization||
Two alcohol fetishization threads on the top half of the front page?...
This place is so highbrow.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||New consoles are one area||
New consoles are one area where I always opt for the extended warranty.
I went through four PS2s in less than 18 months and three 360s over the same amount of time. The Xbox red ring got a lot of attention. But in my experience (consoles owned by me and those I know/knew) the PS2 was at least as problematic. The original Xbox and the PS3 seemed to be better... But I always assume it's a roll of the dice when buying a new game system.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I agree.... But you sound||
... But you sound overly defensive about it.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure of the exact cost||
Not sure of the exact cost ($5 a month?). But from what I've been hearing the PS4 will not be free to play online like the PS3 was/is.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I'm glad this is out of the||
I'm glad this is out of the way now (and it is). People afraid they'll bring this back post launch are insane. If they folded to the backlash of a bunch of people who hadn't spent a dime, what makes you think they'd invite the massive cluster fuck that doing it to paying customers would look like?
I was actually browsing a couple places trying to decide where to pre order a PS4 yesterday when the news broke. Glad I didn't... I'm happy to able to stick with the Xbox.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Having not read the books yet...||
I'm glad to hear they're not following them too closely. I plan to wait until the show is over before I start the books (hopefully they'll be done by then as well) and I'd like it to be a new experience to some degree.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||If you think the show is about magic and dragons...||
You either haven't watched it or you're not very bright.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't read the books (yet)...||
The complaints here are completely lost on me. One of the things that makes the show so great is that it can elicit such an emotional response. It's not simply "shock value" when it makes so much sense. I suspected there would be repercussions and the whole wedding made me nervous. Not that I seen THAT coming, but I had a nagging feeling of dread from the time they had arrived.
After having a day to digest things... I feel it would have been "cheap" for things not to happen the way they did.
I think some people would be better off watching The Avengers again... Or basically every other movie/TV show where the good guy wins/gets the girl and there's always a happy ending. I personally think GOT is the best show I've ever seen and last night only reinforced that for me.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||They're about mental||
They're about mental masturbation at the expense of fairness.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Had a long response written||
Had a long response written out for both of you but it was lost.
If your performance isn't up to par in class or on the field you suffer the consequences. If you're not directly harming others and you're able to handle your responsibilities, you shouldn't have your life messed with based on other people's ideas of morality or assumptions about what you may not be able to handle.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||How about...||
If they can't, their grades suffer and they don't get PT? Rather than making assumptions based on generalizations and stereotypes we could base these decisions on... Oh, I don't know... Actual performance?
He broke the rules he agreed to and he suffers the consequences for breaking them. I don't have a problem with it so far as that goes. But that doesn't apply to the asinine laws or all of these silly justifications and mental gymnastics for why it should be a rule in the first place.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Nice! New lock screen and new||
New lock screen and new wallpaper... Now which is which?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||So it wasn't just homerism to||
So it wasn't just homerism to think that those were the two worst undefeated teams I've ever seen?
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, I don't remember the||
Yeah, I don't remember the specific scene where the king's mom gives the order (forget her name). But I'm pretty sure there was one because I wasn't surprised when it happened. I do remember the conversation in the final episode of season two.
Tyrion is my favorite as well... I think he's everyone's.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||"was he betrayed by one of||
"was he betrayed by one of his own men?"
On orders from his sister.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||I'm guessing Hershel and/or||
I'm guessing Hershel and/or Andrea and/or Carol... Maybe Maggie (hope not, she's hot).
The Governor and a bunch of his people are a given.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Am I to take from this that||
Am I to take from this that people discuss the show WHILE they are watching? Philistines.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||If there's any doubt whatsoever...||
The answer's football.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||I don't watch any of my||
I don't watch any of my favorite shows in real time. I prefer to wait until the kids are sound asleep and I have peace and quiet. But if I were to watch one in real time it'd be GOT because TWD has commercials that I can FF.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Best show on TV and perfect||
Best show on TV and perfect timing with The Walking Dead ending tonight.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I'd need a pencil and paper||
I'd need a pencil and paper just to keep track of the stupid shit she's done in just this one episode. I can't stand the constant whining about the show (from people who keep watching it no less)... But this episode was really bad and it was all on her character.
|1 year 1 week ago||Disappointed...||
Thought this was going to be about Tom Brady and Kate Upon both being featured somehow.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think that could take a big||
I think that could take a big swing by mid-season with as backloaded as the schedule is. If they handle ND and he has a good game, I'd say to look for him in the top 3s/5s on a lot of Heisman lists. Whether he can bring it home in the second half of the season is a whole different animal.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I apologize if I'm not being||
I apologize if I'm not being clear (I'm trying).
I'm not saying that geography SHOULD (sorry, don't know how to format for italics) be an issue. I'm saying that it's a deal killer for the inner/outer model even if only as a misguided matter of perception ("right or wrong" etc).
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The two of you apparently||
The two of you apparently missed the "right or wrong" and "not arguing it's merits" bits? All I know is my first thought was "not a chance". Then I seen how popular the idea was and read all of the arguments about why it was such a good idea and my only thought was 'not a chance". Call it coincidence if you like, but it looks like it won't be happening and this is my unsurprised face.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Right or wrong... It never||
Right or wrong...
It never had a chance because of the geography and I'm a little surprised that wasn't clear to everyone from the first time it was mentioned.
Not arguing it's merits... Just the 0% chance it has/had which should have been obvious to all.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yeah, I thought it was pretty||
Yeah, I thought it was pretty clear when she (?) ran past Michonne who was just inside the fence. I was a little confused at how they managed to get a guy on the tower though... That's just piss poor security for a veteran crew who know an attack is imminent.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Sure... Ditch the||
Ditch the responsibility and still get to keep the sycophants.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Keep trying to sell that. I||
Keep trying to sell that.
I don't recall beating several .500-ish teams by FGs (at home IIRC), our biggest rival losing their star QB before the game and just all around squeaking by throughout the season... Benefitting from questionable calls in OT?
I recall some luck in the ND game and getting screwed against Iowa. OSU was the only other game that was even close.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Who cares?||
I guess I'm not as impressed as most by "luckiest team to ever make it to the big game (and get their ass kicked) rather than being 8-5-ish".
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Neapolitan FTW.||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Nice! And...||
Told yuh (that stranger things have happened)!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This reminds you of facing||
This reminds you of facing down a tank?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'll gladly take fewer||
I'll gladly take fewer "ooohhhs" and "aaahhhs" if it goes along with fewer "for the love of god! WHY?!"-s. May next season not take such a toll on my sanity.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Not sure if you're being||
Not sure if you're being sarcastic (I'm sure I'm in the minority) but I love the helmets. I'd love to see them be the new standard. But I've always preferred matte over glossy on just about anything.
... Not a fan of the rest of the uni though.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Not a single one of you has||
Not a single one of you (ok, maybe one) has contradicted what I said (with your actual arguments) as far as I can tell.
"My argument" seems to be an assumed one.
Edit- jmblue being the exception... And wrong.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I agree. ... But not nearly||
... But not nearly as "dumb" as the fact he even has to worry about it.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||If by "box of rocks" you mean||
If by "box of rocks" you mean the people who think its a good idea to be fucking with people's lives over something like this? Then yeah, he appears to be.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||(Not stalking you)||
I think the point here was how important is lacrosse to television. Not how important it is to acs236. I tend to agree but I'm not exactly tuned into how rabid DC is about lacrosse.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||All of which may or may not||
All of which may or may not be a good argument. I don't see it changing the fact that a lot of the "outer" folks are going to have a problem with this. East/West is far more likely I would think.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||It's not even close. I'm far||
It's not even close.
I'm far from a historian on NCAA football and my attention level has varied for about 30 years (peaking in the last 10 or so). But this year's ND is the luckiest team I've ever seen... Any year.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Floyd is a pathetic excuse||
Floyd is a pathetic excuse for a person but he may be the best fighter I've ever seen... And I've seen them all (assuming there's video anyway). Manny was never in his league and he's a naturally smaller man to boot.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||What they said + I hope to||
What they said + I hope to see the Ohio game stay our last of the regular season. I'd much rather play Sparty 6 weeks or so apart (assuming we can play them mid Oct every year) than play Ohio back to back.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||See, now these last two posts||
See, now these last two posts make more sense to me (not that I'm qualified to judge their content). Those explanations would carry more weight for me then anything I've seen/heard on the matter so far.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You guys are crazy if you||
You guys are crazy if you think the jury is in on a Soph RB who had the blocking Rawles did this year. Could it be that Fitz also suffered greatly/primarily because of the same?... Wild stuff I know.
My money says that even if we get a big time RB in this class that they'll redshirt next year or at the very least be 2nd or 3rd on the depth chart.
BTW- Yeah, I seen Rawles run through some guys this year. I also seen Fitz make some nice moves and do some hard running. Only to lead to them consistently getting swallowed up anyway. I hate to bash the O line any more than they've already got... But I have a hard time being too negative on our RBs considering what they were tasked with this year. I'm certainly not writing anyone off this early in their careers.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yeah, that's what I was||
Yeah, that's what I was trying to get across in a tongue in cheek way. I guess it didn't come through as intended.
The point is...
I'm sure you can make good arguments either way for what may be "best" for Lewan. If the "most significant" piece of evidence that he's going pro is that Hoke "wants what's best for him"... I find it to be a stretch of an assumption to take that as a sign he's going pro. My guess (if I were to) is that Hoke would take the other perspective.
I think most players in his shoes would go pro and that's the only reason I can see to be pessimistic about the chances of him returning (that and the typical defense mechanism/CYA pessimism so common around here). None of the quotes provided give a clue to his leanings as far as I can tell.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'd personally be a little||
I'd personally be a little surprised if Hoke didn't think that staying was what's best for Lewan.
I sure do.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'm a little surprised at how||
I'm a little surprised at how quickly so many seem to be dismissing our current stable of RBs (and Rawles specifically). Especially considering the play of the O line this year.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||That doesn't answer the||
That doesn't answer the question does it? Don't most guys get evaluations regardless if they're planning to go pro? Especially the highly touted ones?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'm sure it'd get a pass.||
I'm sure it'd get a pass.
Everything around here gets ripped to shreds (not that I'm against that) unless it's the sophomoric fetishizing of alcohol.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Urban's point looks puny and||
Urban's point looks puny and pathetic compared to Hoke's... And we're not even talking about a double point.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm shocked that the guys||
I'm shocked that the guys running the show are a step ahead of a bunch of sports writers and message board posters.
Edit- Speaking generally and not directly to the OP.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I think all of the||
I think all of the predictions about the demise of the cable companies (and the current model) are very premature. I say this after recently looking into dropping my monthly provider and finding it wasn't at all practical for a family of four. Maybe a different story if I were single and kid-free.
As sad as it may be... I'm one of the more tech savvy people I know.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||How do I not have this album||
How do I not have this album in my iTunes? Unacceptable.
Off to rectify this.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Pretty sure it was the 90s.||
Pretty sure it was the 90s.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"Bi-polar"||
The Nebraska game wasn't exactly a blowout for Ohio until late in that game. I don't recall all of the specifics, but it was a shootout and a one score game until late in the 3rd quarter IIRC. Sometime after that (and Burkhead getting hurt) Nebraska's offense seemed to stall and Ohio pulled away from them.
I thought the Penn St and Wiscy games were more impressive wins.
... They also squeaked by Indiana and Cal FWIW.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My vote is for UVA/VA Tech if||
My vote is for UVA/VA Tech if we're going to 16.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't expect Nebraska to||
I don't expect Nebraska to lose that game. But stranger things happen pretty much every week in college football. I'd be pleasantly surprised, but far from shocked.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I agree all around. Just||
Just telling a friend last night that I expected to see a lot of Devin/Denard/Smith in the backfield. Smith for the reasons you mention... Blocking and catching out of the backfield. With Devin and Denard back there, I think they have our run needs/threats covered.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Denard at 100% or the same as||
Denard at 100% or the same as he was last week changes nothing for me. I think he's technically the "starter" but I hope/expect that Devin gets the most reps at QB with Denard mixed in liberally wherever/whenever possible.
Basically the same thing I've felt should at least be given a real chance for the last two seasons.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The caption in my head said||
The caption in my head said "Of course you love the stache. Everyone loves the stache."
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm not against expansion.||
I'm not against expansion.
But only if its football powerhouses... Or a Virginia/VATech combo (for selfish reasons).
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure you could||
I'm pretty sure you could give ND 5 downs instead of 4 through the entire game and they'd still lose to Bama.
Even with their other worldly luck they've had this season.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wow!These are either||
Wow! All of these are either terrible or older than sparty's last (real) national championship. Let me see if I can throw something together...
Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer are side by side in bathroom stalls.
Meyer: "Hey, you got any TP over there?"
Tressel: "Go fuck yourself"
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Meh, seeing ND get demolished||
Meh, seeing ND get demolished wouldn't be so bad I guess.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It matters to anyone with a||
It matters to anyone with a triple digit IQ and who cares about rankings having something to do with how good a team actually is. Squeaking by multiple teams with losing/.500-ish records does not bode well in a NC game.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Often times I'll say I'm||
Often times I'll say I'm rooting for them in every game but ours and my heart just won't let me mean it. But this one is for real. I'd love to see them be undefeated next week when we expose them as the fraud they are.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Very pleasantly surprised||
Very pleasantly surprised that they're getting Denard on the field in other ways.
Feel terrible for Fitz... And Ouch!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I really hope they beat||
I really hope they beat Wisconsin. We should be the one to expose them at 11-0... What could be sweeter?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I didn't mean to upvote you||
I didn't mean to upvote you because I think the thread is in bad taste and "flamebait". But I refuse to reverse it with a downvote because I do believe it's the truth and you'll be getting plenty anyway.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You guys are really starting||
You guys are really starting to creep me out and I'm pretty sure Denard would agree. I keep clicking on these just to read between my fingers and see how far people will go.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"You guys"?||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I won't even justify the||
I won't even justify the Michigan 2011 comment with a response.
K ST beat Miami by 39 and ND beat them by 38. ND did put up a couple scores more on OK.
K St hasn't squeaked by 3 or 4 teams with losing records (the closest is a 6 pt win over a .500 Iowa St) or gotten several gifts from the refs to steal games against mediocre to decent teams.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||If you just look at SOS and||
If you just look at SOS and the fact they're both undefeated I guess it could be debatable. But if you look at how lucky ND has been and how they've squeaked by some mediocre and even downright bad teams?...
I think K St is clearly the better team. This year's ND is possibly the luckiest team I've ever seen.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm just jealous of all the||
I'm just jealous of all the attention you get for being so negative. I think I'm being overlooked and need to step up my game.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Denard is awesome.His||
Denard is awesome.
His gushing, fawning, blathering fans?... I could do without.
I've never seen so many grown men act like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber(?) concert as when Denard gets brought up.
Get off my lawn.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Makes sense to me.Although,||
Makes sense to me... In that "it's technical and over your head".
It's a shame though.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I guess this is a good||
I guess this is a good opportunity to ask...
Is this the only site (with a message board) that doesn't have a PM feature?... On all of the internets?
Is there some reasoning behind this? I've actually been wondering about this for years now.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think you're kind of making||
I think you're kind of making my point. As far as insults go, I think a little smirking condescension is pretty tame. It's the kind of thing that family and friends can use against each other in good fun. Unless they're afflicted with the aforementioned stick... Or with "little brother syndrome".
It's real bite is in how/when Sparty plays the part so well. I'm not sure how it equates to ignorant or trashy either? That's an entirely different stereotype, no?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think you need a pretty big||
I think you need a pretty big stick in your ass to have a problem with "little brother".
... Which would mean approximately half of the Michigan fan base.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Can we also please stop||
Can we also please stop pretending that "all time yardage leader" is a discussion ender when it comes along with "all time interception leader".
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I actually agree with you in||
I actually agree with you in a theoretical "what could have been" way. But that ship has sailed and I gotta neg yuh. This is about Denard love and what a shame it will be if he doesn't get to finish his senior season.
... At least that's the vibe I got.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I don't think anyone is||
I don't think anyone is interested in having this conversation. But I am impressed with your ability to take a popular position and drive it off a cliff.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Talking about how people are||
Talking about how people are voting on your posts is almost always good for down votes. That specific moderation isn't available so you might get a variety of them.
At this point I'd go with "redundant".
(two years and nearly 900 points I'm surprised you've missed this)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Sarcasm doesn't get much more||
Sarcasm doesn't get much more obvious.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Not all of Denard's records||
Not all of Denard's records are desirable ones.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Sorry, but anyone who's been||
Sorry, but anyone who's been paying attention could have predicted that Brian would have a wet blanket take on Devin's performance. I think the reason for this is just as obvious.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"No offense but I don't think||
"No offense but I don't think you're giving Gardner enough credit."
I could have told yuh that would be the case before the game even ended. Too much praise for Devin could lead to a discussion of Denard's shortcomings... Which could cause some philistine to conjur up a "QB controversy" and that would be sacrilege.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Ohio and ND at 4 and 5 are||
Ohio and ND at 4 and 5 are hilarious IMO. At least ND has some decent wins though (as lucky as they've been to get them).
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You do realize that those are||
You do realize that those are irrelevant, throw away facts, right? You do realize that you sound like the pot calling the kettle black?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I never said we should be||
I never said we should be ranked. But if you have to fill up the top 25 with teams like Toledo?... I guess it's safe to assume. They can't help their schedule but they are responsible for how they handle it. Squeaking by terrible (not B1G-this-year-bad, but truely terrible) teams doesn't impress me even a little. You can slice up resume's a thousand different ways... You think we lose to Toldeo? If not and you think they should be ranked ahead of us then there's a serious flaw in your "resume-based-ranking". If you do then you'd be in a small minority I would think.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Bullshit.Toledo has wins||
Toledo has wins over Buffalo by 5 pts, Cinn by 6, E Mich by 5, Coastal Carolina by 10 and Wyoming by 3. They shouldn't be ranked ahead of us because nobody in their right mind believes they're a better team and we'd be a huge favorite if we were to play. Their SOS and how they've handled it (and therefore their "resume") is a joke.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Good luck with that.||
Good luck with that.
(bashers stepping up)
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Devin: "Kiss my yakety sax,||
Devin: "Kiss my yakety sax, haters."
|1 year 18 weeks ago||By "appropriately" I assume||
By "appropriately" I assume you're not including trying to make something out of nothing, in a last ditch effort, with the game on the line and 4th and 22?
I'm really sick of the bullshit Devin gets over "yakety sax" and throwing one stride/in stride over the LOS. It comes across as (and was born from) knee jerk and over zealous attempts to defend Denard (who was taking heat at the time)... And it stuck.
Pretty sure I've seen some of the same people who trashed Devin, now defending Bellomy (because Bellomy isn't seen as a threat to Denard I'm guessing). What a joke.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm shocked that another||
I'm shocked that another "reasonable opposing fan" turned out to be a troll. Have we learned our lessen yet? Can we stop being so quick to put them on a pedestal?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||"Even better in person." I||
"Even better in person."
I hope so... Cuz that face is like a 6 on the tv.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||This is not Sparta. Green,||
This is not Sparta.
Green, the color of envy.
To your place return.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sorry, but I'm a troglodyte||
Sorry, but I'm a troglodyte and I don't key in on specific linemen too much during games. Is the reason I've seen no mention of Barnum because he came back in Saturday? Or has there been news one way or the other on his status?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'll take the negs with||
I'll take the negs with yuh...
It was cute as a freshman/Soph, but it's grown man time now.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"The question you should be||
"The question you should be asking is whether Michigan's 2 losses combined with its 3 wins are better than Ohio's 5 wins."
Easily and without a doubt.
... Unless you look no deeper than "5-0 v 3-2".
If you look at SOS, shared opponents and margin of victory? It shouldn't even be a question.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||This thread is guilty of the||
This thread is guilty of the same thing it's attempting to mock... Which makes it even worse.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Exactly. In the instance I||
In the instance I mentioned with Miller he had no one in front of him and simply got caught from behind. I don't recall Denard ever being caught in a foot race like that.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yeah, he got caught from||
Yeah, he got caught from behind by 3 different Nebraska players on one of his big runs I happened to catch last night. No way he's faster than Denard. I do think he has some better moves though.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||No.||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Yup...||
The good news: I think we should be the favorite to win the B1G.
The bad news: I think we should be the favorite to win the B1G.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'd add (to go along with||
I'd add (to go along with your top four)...
+ Our Oline has actually been pretty good with pass protection.
I think it's going to be a shoot out and everyone (the media) will be shocked by Denard's "coming out party" as a legit passing threat.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||38-31 Michigan||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||An attempt to make some Dish||
An attempt to make some Dish customers lose their shit?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||"the thing no one remembers||
"the thing no one remembers about this is Te'o made this tackle about two yards downfield"
How could anyone forget?... When at least one wet blanket mentions it anytime the pic is shown.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||A little of both.I think MSU||
A little of both.
I think MSU has been overrated and ND has been underrated (as hard as that is to believe). I would have said the same a month ago or 24 hours ago.
That may all be reversed after yesterday.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think that's for a||
I think that's for a different type of "kid".
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yeah, I've had Dish for about||
Yeah, I've had Dish for about the last ten years. I'm now paying less with Direct (and will continue to do so). Not missing a thing I care about with my now lower tier Direct package.
Except for maybe G4... But I haven't been watching it as much lately anyway. Since Olivia left and now Kevin (mostly Olivia).
Edit- Just got the joke. Upvote incoming.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It depends on what you want.||
It depends on what you want. Dish appears cheaper by offering more channels for the price... Another way to look at is they make you pay for a lot of shit/filler. I switched a couple weeks ago and was able to get everything I wanted cheaper with Direct (MUCH cheaper for the first year and still cheaper after).
Quantity = Dish
For me at least. Have you compared packages side by side?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||A minute and a half interview||
A minute and a half interview where coach doesn't seem too enthusiastic = DOOM!
I couldn't be a coach in jr high because of the public relations involved. I don't know how they do it.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Assuming it's not obvious...||
The alternative is explaining who "NU" is to 90% of the people you may be communicating with.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||42-17 MichiganWith a TD each||
With a TD each coming in garbage time.
We'll see Bellomy by mid/late 3rd quarter. Fitz will have 150+ by the half. Big game for Jake Ryan and Kovacs... And BWC.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You say "none quicker!" I say||
You say "none quicker!"
I say "Nor Fleeter!"
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Bama has far more depth than||
Bama has far more depth than USC.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I thought (hoped) the same||
I thought (hoped) the same thing before the game... Now, I think they may be better than last year.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Proper spelling?||
Proper spelling? Meh...
Improper use of a past participle? Unforgivable.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I think I seen 3 last night||
I think I seen 3 last night (SC-Vandy game) and the only one that wasn't out of the back of the endzone was when the kicker fell down.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yeah, I use Scorecenter for||
Yeah, I use Scorecenter for scores and such.
Gridiron is excellent for schedule info.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Will we even see any kick||
Will we even see any kick returns again with the new rules?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Isn't it standard for||
Isn't it standard for everything on the front page to get a companion thread? I thought that was the norm.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Told yuh. ... Well, me and a||
... Well, me and a thousand or so others.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'm just glad nobody snuck a||
I'm just glad nobody snuck a knife into The Trash Tornado last year. Is there any way we can put metal detectors outside their locker rooms this year?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Yeah, I've followed all of||
Yeah, I've followed all of the above since their first televised fights.
That pic is deceiving. Floyd is much broader across the neck and shoulders. This is the closest I could find to a shoulder to shoulder pic...
I certainly don't think Floyd's "a natural jr lighweight", just because that's where he started. His style may have change as he moved up, but he's been just as dominant. I'll just say that I think Floyd is much more suited to 147 than Manny is and leave it at that.
BTW- Shane fought Winky at 154... Winky should have (and I believe did, successfully, for awhile) been fighting at 160-168.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||All things being equal it'd||
All things being equal it'd be a great fight. I'd still give the edge to the defensively superior man (Floyd)... But they're not. Floyd is a much bigger man. Watch the Mosely-v-Floyd fight and the Mosely-v-Manny fight. Manny looked like a child next to Mosely (And I'm confident would have lost to Mosely in his prime). Where as Floyd has moved up in weight extremely well. He was much bigger than Shane.
I think when they got face to face in the ring it would look like two elite boxers... That should be a couple weight classes apart from each other. Manny is stretching it at 147 and Floyd looks like he could fit right in at 154. Manny's good enough for it not to matter against one dimensional guys and those well past their prime... Mayweather is far from either.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Floyd destroys Manny. ... And||
Floyd destroys Manny.
... And I like Manny. Can't stand Floyd.
But Floyd destroys Manny.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I don't think taking an||
I don't think taking an extreme example makes for much of an argument... And even they can be way off the mark (take Michigan's improvement on D last year). It's all done for entertainment purposes, which is fine except when it's at the expense of fairness.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The vast majority of||
The vast majority of preseason stuff is just masturbatory.
The worst of which is the polls that can actually hurt/help teams based on assumptions.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||All of them. At least in||
All of them.
At least in spirit.
Oh wait... THIS IS MICHIGAN! So about half of them.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The guy I talked to today||
The guy I talked to today about getting out of my contract said they were "not likely to lose it". I've been on he verge of switching since the AMC thing anyway.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Direct will be here on the||
Direct will be here on the 7th with my HD DVR, 3 receivers and Nomad... All for free. With what I save with their specials, it more than makes up for the $130 I'll have to pay to ditch my contract with Dish. I'll be getting fewer channels, but all I'm really losing is filler that nobody watches anyway.
Should have done this a long time ago.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'm still under contract with||
I'm still under contract with Dish I believe... Because I just upgraded to their biggest DVR (pre-Hopper) about a year ago.
Don't care. First AMC and now they're fucking with my football? I'll take the penalties or just drop to their cheapest package for the remainder of my contract. I'll be calling them shortly and if they cant assure me they'll be keeping BTN I'll be in the phone with Direct in the next day or two.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I didn't see many plays where||
I didn't see many plays where there was time to check down. He was generally running for his life or getting the ball out as quickly as possible.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Ug... Can't edit.||
* O line
Don't really follow HS ball.
... But yeah, he was under pressure every snap.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Either that D was really good||
Either that D was really good or his Oline is awfull.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Agreed.He sure looks the||
He sure looks the part from the little I've seen and it's encouraging that everyone from Sam Webb to the BTN guys are impressed with him there.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||That's EPIC! I thought he was||
That's EPIC! I thought he was a clown before. I need a scalding hot shower now... But it was worth it.
He can't even pick the right girl. The other one was hotter AND let him do "inappropriate" things.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Was he really on The||
Was he really on The Bachelor? I thought people were just saying that because of the pic that looks Bachelor-ish.
... That's too funny.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I agree with the second||
I agree with the second paragraph. Which is why I disagree with the first sentence.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||He's a less||
He's a less attractive/intelligent Kirk Herbstreit.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Should have used a question mark...||
Thought there had been an announcement of another neutral site matchup or something.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||That's cute. But that||
But that "everyone does it" shit went out in grade school.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I take no position on whether||
I take no position on whether or not Fitz plays. I hope he will, but I don't think it's going to happen. Whatever Hoke decides I hope it's not based on what these other guys would do.