this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|3 days 17 hours ago||All of my part-time jobs||
All of my part-time jobs sucked, so I'll toss those. My first "real" job sucked most - funneling people who got sentenced to community service through various municipal "volunteer" tasks. For example, a guy gets sentenced with 40 hours of community service for DUI. He gets connected to me at the City of [not telling], where I put him to work on the back of a truck that picks up yard debris or with a janitorial crew. Naturally, his work and attitude sucked. I was threated a few times. My co-workers hated me (either because they were staunch union or the dude just smelled bad).
I hated waking up in the morning.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Lots of Walmart gear. And||
Lots of Walmart gear. And they bring a little noise.
In 2011, The Game felt primal over there. Our tribe vs theirs. Ater the game a guy next to me was yelling at a group of red jerseys making their way up the steps: "GET IN YOUR CARS! TAKE 23 SOUTH! TURNS INTO 75. KEEP GOING F***ING SOUTH UNTIL YOU GET BACK TO OHIO!!!"
|4 days 2 hours ago||Exactly. That's why I prefer the endzones/corner||
Exactly. That's why I prefer the endzones/corner sections for big games. Preferably the north sides.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Cedar||
|4 days 5 hours ago||This thread gives the poster a chance to tell the||
This thread gives the poster a chance to tell the world he hates baseball. He doesn't like it so you shouldn't like. Nobody should like it. Etc.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Post-Maryland (or our bumblebees), these might be||
Post-Maryland (or our bumblebees), these might be pleasing to the eye. By comparison.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Allison Brie > (anything mentioned above)||
Allison Brie > (anything mentioned above)
|5 days 21 hours ago||I, for one, was distracted by||
I, for one, was distracted by the hypothetical 1v1 driveway BB. Theatre of the mind.
|6 days 1 hour ago||The difference is that the||
The difference is that the shirt merely points out a quantifiable fact. And the numbers seem to piss of the detractors more than anything else.
|6 days 1 hour ago||I could easily see a reporter||
I could easily see a reporter leading Heitzman into those quotes.
Reporter: So why are you tranferring?
Heitzman: I wanted a chance to play offense for one more year and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do that with a new coach. He was going to change things. But I got earned my degree from UM and now I have an grad school opportunity at OU.
Reporter: Gonna change things, Huh? Like make you work out at TE against other players? [knowing that all new coaches are likely to evaluate every player on the team].
Heitzman: Yeah. He was gonna make me try out against my team mates at TE.
Reporter: That's gotta suck, trying out for a position you grew up playing after you gave everything you had to Michigan.
Heitman: I guess.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I don't think we disagree||
I don't think we disagree about your intent, but I wasn't clear about that at all. Sorry. Let me clarify: I don't see the benefit to anyone by posting this video - regardless of whether it is in your thread or the Freep's so-called reporting. I'm sick of the tabloid mentality that generates useless FOIA requests. This guy did something bad, but he's a human being. And the Freep used to be better than this.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I'm pretty sure the Michigan||
I'm pretty sure the Michigan fan was wearing his "Our Stadium is Bigger than Yours" t shirt.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I had an ND fan talk about||
I had an ND fan talk about Brady Quinn a few years ago the same way we defend Denard. Both flashed short-ish stretches of brilliance which inevitably gets somewhat exposed. Both were charasmatic. ND wanted to believe that Quinn was Montana. We were ready to assume Denard was a morph of AC/Desmond/Woodson. We're realistic now about Denard, but I want him to succeed at whatever he does. I wonder if ND feels the same way about Brady Quinn.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Cash can also be used to||
Cash can also be used to influence decisions. Look it up.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Or I never watched Star Wars.||
Or I never watched Star Wars. Seriously.
GoT sucked this season. Sorry.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Drunk driving is bad. So is||
Drunk driving is bad. So is name-dropping or whatever else he tried to do. But I'm not sure why this thread exists.
|1 week 13 hours ago||This last episode of TD was better than anything||
This last episode of TD was better than anything from GoT last season.
As an aside, HBO would not air drek like The Brink if not for their need for content. Netflix as an original source of programming is slowly compelling HBO to take shows it used to pass.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Kelly, Butler and Black||
Kelly, Butler and Black listing Clemson. This year's Ole Miss (circa '13)?
|1 week 23 hours ago||Fuck Oberlin, too.||
Fuck Oberlin, too.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Yep. The best post-modern Bo||
Yep. The best post-modern Bo team. Run well using a stable of backs ranging from speed (Tony Boles) to power (Bunch, Hoard). Mix in the occasional bomb to McMurtry/Calloway. Suffocate you on defense. The '88/'89 team was the best one I remember at Michigan in my lifetime.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Wait, what? Oh - you must be||
Oh - you must be a [Jets, Dolphins, Steelers, Colts, Eagles, Bills] fan. Got it.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Glad I wasn't the only one.||
Glad I wasn't the only one. if I could find a way to apologize to everyone in my section during that game, I would. I showed up just as Denard completed that longish arm punt to Hemingway (?) right in front of me in the southwest corner. Laugh-cried through the whole thing..."BEAT O-HI-O"......Long post-game at the tailgate.....thought we were back.
|1 week 1 day ago||ESPN refers to itself as "The||
ESPN refers to itself as "The World Wide Leader in Sports." It is actually displayed as such on my Chrome tab when I go to the website.
|1 week 1 day ago||No shit. Elite much?||
No shit. Elite much?
|1 week 4 days ago||We would coordinate attacks against the frattiest||
We would coordinate attacks against the frattiest looking or drunk/loud LI beauties. Visiting fans were generally left alone by my crew.
After halftime, and after the usher took down the Purdue pennant, we smoke a pinner under shelter of the aluminum wall. Bo's offense never seemed so fascinating and the marshmallows, at this stage, were eaten rather than thrown.
This routine continued, week after week. Believe me when I say it was the best of times.
|1 week 4 days ago||NBC aires a program called||
NBC aires a program called "Sunday Night Football." Perhaps you've heard of it. It's the highest rated weekly program on television.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not sure he "can" do it,||
I'm not sure he "can" do it, since I haven't met anyone that actually chooses to listen to his show.
Cowherd is the sports talk equivalent of late '90's shit-rock gods "Creed" or modernday "Nickleback." Nobody likes them, but everyone has heard their music because its crammed into drive time terrestrial radio.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll piss off the dog owners||
I'll piss off the dog owners among our readership: if a dog appears to be hurting my toddler, I would relocate it. Hard.
|1 week 5 days ago||Obviously, the deal got under the skin of ND and||
Obviously, the deal got under the skin of ND and OSU. I am suprised that our diminutive male sibling has remained quiet. Time for someone to bait Dantonio.
|1 week 5 days ago||Two dudes show up in Ohio||
Two dudes show up in Ohio State gear and they're "trolling" the SEC?
edit: I'm not questioning the OP use of the term "trolling." More like questioning ESPN's characterization.
|1 week 5 days ago||I heard ND was afraid to show theirs.||
I heard ND was afraid to show theirs.
|1 week 6 days ago||This was probably one of only two or three times||
This was probably one of only two or three times ('80, '89 maybe' 86) in the decade where both teams arrived at The Game in fully loaded. It seemed like every one of their match ups in the '70s involved two super powers.
|1 week 6 days ago||Adam Rittenberg unleashing||
Adam Rittenberg unleashing his SAT words.
|1 week 6 days ago||A long road trip in a convertible is overrated.||
A long road trip in a convertible is overrated. You will want to put the top on by the first rest stop.
Your 6 year old won't remember the trip. But spending time is a good thing.
I don't know, man. Any aquariums near your house? Kids love aquariums.
|2 weeks 37 min ago||If you're in Mi, find||
If you're in Mi, find something from NC (or anywhere it doesn't snow). Fly down, drive it back to MI. Sell it in a few years. Profit.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Who says stuff like that?||
Who says stuff like that? Someone accustomed to saying stuff like that.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||They were relegated from||
They were relegated from Serie A last year. Not sure if they'll have the talent for a return to top-shelf Italian Football.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Charles Woodson was the best||
Charles Woodson was the best player in college football and single handedly helped us with the MNC.
Denard Robinson makes me blush at the mere thought of his smile.
I can't decide.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Serious question: did Jay||
Serious question: did Jay Paterno develop QB's during his 12 year career at PSU? Matthew McGloin?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd love to see the pic of soaked McGary in the||
I'd love to see the pic of soaked McGary in the student section. Awesome shot that made me wish I was a student again.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I negged you. Since you're||
I negged you (dudeness). Since you're into negging me.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Seems like there's a whole||
Seems like there's a whole lot of MSU in the Rockford area. Folks who are doing ok in life, but not nearly as well as they think they are.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I still have nightmares about||
I still have nightmares about Miller's overthrows against us in '11. But Urban should give him a significant number of reps out of sheer loyalty - assuming the BM doesn't win the job outright.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Northwestern always seems||
Northwestern always seems like a neutral site.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think this might sound||
I think this might sound strange,
But I love you, Jim Hackett
|2 weeks 4 days ago||All-maize vs all blue. Wow||
All-maize vs all blue. Wow factor. #TBT
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think deep down, MSU holds a baked-in||
I think deep down, MSU holds a baked-in inferiority complex with us that allows them to process a loss much easier. Likewise, because of history, I'm inclined to be less satisfied with a win against MSU. I can't begin to describe the intensity beating or losing to OSU through the years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm going to try that - tape||
I'm going to try that - tape on the phone. Love this blog.
(sorry that it happened to you, tho)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I remember Woodson dropping a sure INT in the last||
I remember Woodson dropping a sure INT in the last drive.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well, Shane was a QB and||
Well, Shane was a QB and Campbell was a QB and....playing time concerns?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's been pretty hip to||
It's been pretty hip to dislike the show this year but I think the storylines and the performances (except for maybe Riggins) have been better overall this year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You needed to forego the||
You needed to forego the dryer. Otherwise, you're correct.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||IIRC, the Hoke staff cooled||
IIRC, the Hoke staff cooled on Campbell before the MSU commit and subsequent shananigans. And it seemed some of this cooling coincided with Shane Morris, et. al.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||243 yards passing in a win||
243 yards passing in a win must have given Bo heartburn.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||..and left at what's her||
..and left at what's her name's place on S. Forest. Damn.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A friend got me a Yankees winter hat - complete||
A friend got me a Yankees winter hat - complete with swastika - for Xmas about 10yrs ago during the height of my hatred. I gave it to a neighbor kid as payment for shoveling my driveway so all ended well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Apology not accepted. And I||
Apology not accepted. And I speak for at least half of the board.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Surprised Maryland isn't on||
Surprised Maryland isn't on your list (as a Duke fan).
Because, you know, Maryland thinks they're your rival. So...
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Xanax? Share the land.||
Xanax? Share the land. Haven't had one of those in a while.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||This dude really gives me||
This dude really gives me perspective. I hereby relinquish my Michigan fandom. Go Bucks!
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I disagree that uniformz are||
I disagree that uniformz are inevitable (see also Bama, Penn State). If we assume that Nike uniformz "suck less" (this point is immaterial) we must also agree that they "suck."
In other words, sucking is sucking when sucking doesn't have to be our condition.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||I think mentioning the Nike deal on the front page||
I think mentioning the Nike deal on the front page of wsj is intended to demonstrate its perspective and significance. The OP was well intended but poorly executed by referencing MSU. It's probably more embarrassing for me to spend time debating OPs.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||addendum: IF: nike||
IF: nike uniformz>addidas uniforms
BUT: uniformz suck
THEN: Nike uniforms AND Addidas uniformz suck
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Math. Mississippi Population||
Mississippi Population Rank (2014) - 31st
Mississippi Median Household Income - 50th
Mississipi Concentration of Millionaires (2011 Avg Gross Inc) - 50th
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Love it watching an attacking team (which we are||
Love it watching an attacking team (which we are now, I guess) chop up a possession team early.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There was nothing throwback about his||
There was nothing throwback about his pharmaceuticals. Except for the speed. Greenies were throwback.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Plenty of time to circle the||
Plenty of time to circle the wagons. On the bright side, Ole Miss doesn't strike me as the type to have boosters with juice for more than one or two golden classes.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pretty sure mankind is unfamiliar with his||
I'm pretty sure mankind is unfamiliar with his enthusiasm.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Because giving away outs by stealing and bunting||
Because giving away outs by stealing and bunting in "playing the game the right way." Leyland and a host of other old school mgrs weren't immune to this style.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know. Part of me thinks that the whole||
I don't know. Part of me thinks that the whole Fedorov at defense thing we just another room in Scotty's doghouse. Sergei made some sarcastic comments about what an 'honor' it was during the following years contract holdout.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Addendum: "The University of||
Addendum: "The University of Michigan will have complete authority under our partnership to use its historic and iconic uniforms for every regular and post-season game, without regard to opponent."
That would be "perfect."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I can't seem to pack a buzz||
I can't seem to pack a buzz when my in-laws are in town. Doesn't matter how much I drink.
But they're not coming down here (NC) till August. So luckily I won't have that problem this weekend.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think the plot lines are||
I think the plot lines are actually better - or at least more entertaining. There's no way they'll top last season's performances from Harrelson, McConaughey and Fukunaga (dir). But I've been very into the first couple episodes this season. It's noir - not a superhero blockbuster.
The lack of buzz reminds me of Mad Men once it lost its pop culture momentum.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Any cap room for D Wade? I||
Any cap room for D Wade? I hear he's looking for a sweet hook-up.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ithaca High School (MI).||
Ithaca High School (MI). State Champs (Div VI?) 2010-2013. Won 69 or 70 straight until the championship last year. QB Alex Smith committed to Toledo, attended Wake Forest and transferred to EMU. 2010 QB Alex Niznak went to CMU, got some reps against UM in 2013 and transferred to school in Missouri.
Our program has been historically good for its level, but really took off when the playoff format was expanded. My era was dominated by underachieving teams that couldn't make the tournament in the old system.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Is that real??||
Is that real??
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It was a pretty average story||
It was a pretty average story until the bit about our Marching Band Director having relations with their mothers. I have no doubt this happened. And can you imagine the ride home? 28-0. 0. Beat by your death rival AND your mothers hooked up with the hated rivals'...BAND DIRECTOR.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The only value to dancing||
The only value to dancing with a below-average host like Cowherd is exposure in front of a large audience. But I'm not sure what his demographic is at this point. An intelligent sportsfan isn't listening unless he's trapped in front of the radio. I'm going to assume recruits wouldn't think Cowherd is funny/informative/otherwise entertaining. If we assume Harb shit the bed, what's the downside?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Beating Wisconsin by 17 didn't impress my State||
Beating Wisconsin by 17 didn't impress my State friends. [farmer voice]: "seventeen points?! You kidding!?" ah, nostalgia.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||1988||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That crowd in the 89 OSU game was stood and roared||
That crowd in the 89 OSU game was stood and roared for 60 minutes. Pre-suites, it might have been the loudest game at Michigan Stadium.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I hate uniformz because they are ugly. It's not||
I hate uniformz because they are ugly. It's not complicated.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The Bengals just called to||
The Bengals just called to say "hi"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||USC - more chill to be had.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||USC - more chill to be had.||
USC - more chill to be had.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I thought this was very||
I thought this was very informative. No Stride Rite, tho:
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I laughed out loud:||
I laughed out loud: "descent into Ohio." That's exactly what it feels like - a Heart of Darkness vibe.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Five seconds. Easy.||
Five seconds. Easy.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Everyone remembers Federov as||
Everyone remembers Federov as a prodigious scorer, but he was an all-around beast. In '97 during the Stanley Cup Finals (game 4, I think) the Wings faced a 5-3 power play. Federov was on the ice as one of the three Wings during this stretch and broke a stick along the board. The Flyers managed to set the puck back to the point, isolated against the stickless Federov. The next few seconds were amazing - Sergei was athletic enough to get his skate on the puck as the Flyers player tried to brush past him in open ice - and start a break as one of the other WIngs (likely Lindstrom) scooped it up and went the other way with a quickness.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||We are up against some solid bag men, based on||
We are up against some solid bag men, based on that list.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good captains make statements like this.||
Good captains make statements like this.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Regardless of what did or||
Regardless of what did or didnt happen to Pipkins, we need options at WR. A fast Drake Harris helps our offense.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||According to my observations, most coaches don't||
According to my observations, most coaches don't greyshirt their first wives until a year or two into their first D1/P5 contract. So, no. His staff is likely a year or two away from building a strong roster of 2nd wives.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No. Nope. This rationale||
No. Nope. This rationale makes me feel better. Besides, the SEC brings this on themselves by actually paying their players.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||...which would be fine in and||
...which would be fine in and of itself. I'm as basic and lowbrow as they come, but we seem to be having a contest to make the funniest post about a real tragedy involving kids.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm more bothered that it||
I'm more bothered that it exists, and it really shouldn't at this point. What started out as a relatively simple "hey, look what this PA brewery is doing with Paterno's legacy" OP turned into fun and games about child molestation.
I'd rather not think of my classmates and our fanbase as one that is entertained by jokes related to sexually abused children.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm having trouble||
I'm having trouble understanding why this thread is still here.
There's no schadenfreude that we can take from child abuse. None. It's difficult to make light of the situation. No, I don't have to click on this thread (or blog), but the fact it's three (3) pages long concerns me. We're a bit better than this.
Sanctimonious rant completed.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Let's shut this one down.||
Let's shut this one down.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||No mention of Duke? 247||
No mention of Duke? 247 still has them in play:
edit: "interest" listed as "none" despite 48% Crystal Ball to Duke. I'm not smart enough to understand any of this.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||A&D ointment and a nice TV party will do the||
A&D ointment and a nice TV party will do the trick. New season of True Detective starts tonight.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Walmart to Brooks Brothers.||
Walmart to Brooks Brothers.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Just thought I'd log in to say... Not really||
Just thought I'd log in to say... Not really giving a shit about this.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yep. Certain catalogues aren't available (Beatles,||
Yep. Certain catalogues aren't available (Beatles, ACDC) but it Spotify takes the work out of ripping/downloading/transporting between devices. I'd pay more for it if the artists would stop complaining.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It was a good listen and the only non-Grantland||
It was a good listen and the only non-Grantland podcast that I auto download.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||We weren't selling as many||
We weren't selling as many jersey's in Ohio over the past few years. That's gotta hurt.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||My preference would be to not sign a replacement||
My preference would be to not sign a replacement level coach to an insanely long contract. But I'm crazy like that.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm logging in to criticise his use of "darnnit."||
I'm logging in to criticise his use of "darnnit."
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Harbs knows a cloud when he sees one. Your [air||
Harbs knows a cloud when he sees one. Your [air quotes] star rankings frighten and confuse him.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Don't forget about MTV. Four minute videos turned||
Don't forget about MTV. Four minute videos turned us into idiots.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I was in Ohio over memorial||
I was in Ohio over memorial day. Success hasn't correlated with making that place any less Ohio.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe they'll let Mom and Dad||
Maybe they'll let Mom and Dad helicopter around the meetings just to make sure their snowflake gets 1st team reps.
|6 weeks 5 min ago||It likely depends at what||
It likely depends at what point in the season UM/CMU matches up. With Tate going off early in the year, UM probably outguns CMU. However, it seemed like CMU's defense deteriorated as the year progressed. I suppose if Tate doesn't cough it up, UM wins. Lefevour was pretty good at football that year and probably knew what to do with a short field.
|6 weeks 15 min ago||A googling of the issue shows||
A googling of the issue shows a few interesting headlines: "Michigan State trolls Michigan with Cotton Bowl rings" and "Michigan fans react strangely to Michigan State's Cotton Bowl rings."
From our perspective, I'm honored we get to share space with "#5 HARRIS RANKING." But I'm trying to imagine putting tOSU or ND score on one of our bowl rings.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I think CMU would have beat||
I think CMU would have beat UM in 2010, FWIW.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The bread was awesome.||
The bread was awesome. Couldn't afford to go to the one next to Frieze back in the day. Worked at the Olga's in Woodland Mall in GR for about 2.5 weeks. They watched the leftover "mistakes" way to close for me to see the value in long-term employment there.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||GS has appeared at times like they had already won||
GS has appeared at times like they had already won the NBA title because they won the Western Conference.
There's plenty of Finals remaining. Especially if the Cavs wear down.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||I want the John Lennon that created Revolver. Not||
I want the John Lennon that created Revolver. Not the John Lennon that turned into a house pet for Yoko Ono.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||This is a different version.||
This is a different version. IIRC, there's an OH SNAP dude to Poindexter's left, behind the face-melter.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||IBD||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm fearing a shitty American||
I'm fearing a shitty American version in 5...4....3...2...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of My So Called||
Speaking of My So Called Life, I'm kinda suprised there's no love on the board for Freaks and Geeks.
I love TV.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pissed at the egregious||
I'm pissed at the egregious omissions of Riptide and Mama's Family.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||1. The Sopranos - I rewatch||
1. The Sopranos - I rewatch every season 1x per year. I'm not going to get involved in an argument with anyone that wants to claim that The Wire or Mad Men are better. I love all three, but I'll go with the order here - it's based on the probably sheer number of times I've rewatched every episode of each season.
2. Mad Men - see above.
3. Breaking Bad - see also above.
4. Game of Thrones - Evaluated exclusively by the television series and not the books. The book loyalists need to relax. This show is better than everything currently on TV, notwithstanding the departure of the series from the books this year.
5. Black Mirror (If you consider this British television "series" format similar to the approach we use in the States). Each epidode profoundly affected me emotionally and not necessarily in a good way.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||More specifically, we will||
More specifically, we will selectively agree with the services that give him a 5* and wonder why the folks giving him 4* are biased against us/for SEC, etc.
The opposite will happen when he commits to another program. We will call him a 4* and wonder why other services rate him as a 5* - based on our assessment of his posted videos, anyway.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Bro is increasingly mad.||
Bro is increasingly mad.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||A 'better' thread might be to||
A 'better' thread might be to identify the calls that other fanbases reference where Michigan got the benefit of a referee's mistake.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Tell that to the guy who||
Tell that to the guy who apparently had it spray painted on the side of his Corsica.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I was all fired up to get a||
I was all fired up to get a "Detroit vs Everybody" t-shirt in black/white. But while on their web site, I saw a green "Spartans vs Everybody" shirt w/same fonts. I'm sure the Michigan version is around somewhere. I'll pass.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||"trench recruiting" ? What||
"trench recruiting" ? What does this mean?
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||I've watched via BTN and||
I've watched via BTN and WatchESPN for the past couple years via streaming. I don't have Fox Sports 1 unless it is online somehow. And I consider myself a fan of the sports.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe, but I think Herbie is one of the better||
Maybe, but I think Herbie is one of the better analysts they have. Took me a while to get there, but he's okay.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I don't watch the half time or post game stuff||
I don't watch the half time or post game stuff anyway. Could be Pam Ward and Matt Millen for all I care.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Where/when did I say he was||
Where/when did I say he was 'great' ??
This discussion feels similar to the MBB preseason talk last year when when many of us were convinced that Zak Irvin was going to be the new 44% 3pt shooter.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You're supposed to tell me||
You're supposed to tell me who is going to give us 4.5 sacks and 13 TFL. Remember, we have all of this experience coming back to a unit that you expect to be top 10.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Seems reasonable. I'm getting||
Seems reasonable. I'm getting killed in another thread for saying the same thing, but not nearly as well. Only thing to add here (hot take alert) I can't shake the feeling that if we go press that we see a bit of Peppers at CB before the year is out.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know, man. We'd beat||
I don't know, man. We'd beat ND every year and one of our quarterbacks would win the September Heisman. Not sure Utah will give us the same juice. But its worth a shot.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know, man. We'd beat||
[delete. double post. very sorry.]
|8 weeks 3 days ago||the hell are you talking||
the hell are you talking about?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You do realize that Ryan led||
@DrTobaggonetc - You do realize that Ryan led the team in tackles while learning how to play the new position, right?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think the writer was||
I don't think the writer was factoring in the loss of our bigger impact players with experience. If obsolete wasn't the right word to use, I'm definitely open for suggestions. Its not uncommon for national writers to overlook things and it won't stop me from reading at least 2,234 of these previews before the season starts.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm gonna go with...Frank||
I'm gonna go with...Frank Clark:
13.5 TFL - #2 behind.......JMFR
4.5 Sacks - #2 behind Beyer
42 Tackles - #4 behind JMFR et, al
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Fair enough, but without||
Fair enough, but without Clark who will provide pressure from the edge of our defense? Countess could have been plugged into some nickel situations without puking on himself. I think we'll be ok, but I'm not convinced our ceiling will be higher than a top-30 unit.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"The defense is loaded with||
"The defense is loaded with experience and could be fantastic."
DId this statement become obsolete with the departures of of JMFR, Countess and F. Clark?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"The Kidzz like them."||
"The Kidzz like them."
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Somehow this reminds me that||
Somehow this reminds me that we got beat by Kansas State. Soundly. Think about that for a second. If that wasn't a sign that winter is upon us - that we have become an Iowa State - I dont know. Sorry. Carry on..
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't want a Harbaugh||
I wouldn't want a Harbaugh anywhere near the garter toss.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The orignal (unaltered) gif||
The orignal (unaltered) gif was just as useful.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But....but THEY'RE CHEATERS. And||
But....but THEY'RE CHEATERS. And SPYGATE!!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"Deflategate" didn't mar the Pats Super Bowl win.||
"Deflategate" didn't mar the Pats Super Bowl win.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||As a Celtics fan, I had more tolereance for LeBron||
As a Celtics fan, I had more tolereance for LeBron as a Cav than a Heat. His flopping and on-court whining grew worse down there - probably a result of playing with Wade. I haven't watched him much this year, but it's hard for me to scare up the ire for him now that he's back in Cleveland. And I'll reluctantly give up Bird's spot in the all time starting five to LeBron at this stage.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, travel is a pain. But||
Yes, travel is a pain. But you can find other parents and carpool - they're all in the same boat as you. My daughter plays club and has started her three years HS. We also lived on the west side of MI, (now live in triangle/NC where girls soccer is practically religion). During our time in MI, she was fortunate to be with a good/great travel team that competed and beat Premier teams in the Detroit area with regularilty at tournaments but at a fraction of the cost. Once we moved to NC, she played club (a "premiere" level but not the same structure as MI) soccer and proabably wouldn't have made her varsity team as a freshman or all confernce as a JR without significant club experience.
She has an outside shot at playing in college, but I'm under no illusion that she's good enough to play at a place she'll actually want to attend - anyplace offering an athletic scholarship, anyway. My goal was to get her to play a sport, be good at it and make friends. We've accomplished this.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||MSU '87 in EL. Late in the||
MSU '87 in EL. Late in the game, Demetrius Brown throws six (6) interceptions and we are somehow driving with a chance to win....until he lobs number seven at another green jersey. To this day, I sympathise with Demetrius Brown. We've all had shitty days. I'm sure they're shittier when you have a chance to redeem yourself but can't quite get there.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||summary?||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I was going to post this||
I was going to post this yesterday. Too lazy to dig for a link, but I recall Bama making some improvements to the HS facilities during or before the pre-bowl practices. "Oh. Hey Dee! Didn't expect to see you here!!"
|8 weeks 5 days ago||My mind went right to the '97||
My mind went right to the '97 title, as well. But then I remembered the playoff. And props to them, they deserved to wear the shirts. When you're in Ohio, you'll get Ohio.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I spent the weekend in Ohio to attend a||
I spent the weekend in Ohio to attend a graduation. Lots of portly goateed gentlemen wearing "UNDISPUTED NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" sleeveless t-shirts. Other than that I was fine.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Who among us hasn't carried or worn a piss condom?||
Who among us hasn't carried or worn a piss condom? Let's not get all sanctimonious on our younger brothers.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know what kind of authority the HR person||
I don't know what kind of authority the HR person has. When I'm making an offer, I always give my first/best offer at the lower end of a scale and promise raises (in good times - didnt promise shit during the recession). I'm clear about this up front. If an extremely qualified candidate counters, I might up the offer by some token amount, depending on the availability of a hireable 2nd choice. Regardless of your perspective or role in a negotiation, you must be able to walk away if there's no agreement.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I seem to get herded over to the sausage fests.||
I seem to get herded over to the sausage fests.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||There's always a reason to||
There's always a reason to watch Das Boot.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||She wasn't very silent. Trust||
She wasn't very silent. Trust me.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not impressed. That would||
That would have been more impressive in the age of typewritters.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||When Harbaugh starts winning,||
When Harbaugh starts winning, he will need to be sure that our program stays clear of any perception of impropriety. Rival coaches will leak anything remotely illegal to the press/league/ncaa out of pure retribution. I think JH is just that caustic among many of his peers.
See also Indy Colts/Baltimore Ravens and Deflategate.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Don't disrespect the Land Grant Battle.||
Don't disrespect the Land Grant Battle.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsion game in 2010. I||
Wisconsion game in 2010. I could be wrong but I recall Mike Martin losing a knee because Bielema thought Martin was holding their pulling tackles. IIRC, Wisconsin didn't need to throw a pass in the 2nd half.
Also the game when a drunk townie accused me of sitting in "her" seat and wouldn't let it go during Denard's 3rd quarter dilithium binge.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Lets see: Go to class and get||
Lets see: Go to class and get Harbaughed every day in practice -OR- get paid in cash and enjoy the year-round company of an Ole Miss hospitality committee. It's not complicated.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||WINNER||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||They were bigger than fuck in||
They were bigger than fuck in the '90's. So big, everyone hated them within 1.5 years. I'm pretty sure they hated themselves. Darius Rucker is cashing in with new country now, God bless him.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Expanding capacity or suites||
Expanding capacity or suites would only ensure empty seats and thats a bad look.
I'd suggest more creative parking arrangements - like creating downtown tailgate/foodtruck areas with shuttle service to and from the stadium. My apoligies if this is already happening.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I don't get it, but I'm not a||
I don't get it, but I'm not a Packers fan. I actually feared the Lambeau ring of suites around the top of Michigan Stadium when I first heard about our expansion plans.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||BTW: does anyone remember the "Late Night at UM"||
BTW: does anyone remember the "Late Night at UM" shirts they used to sell at Ulrichs? Front of the shirt used a familiar Late Night script; back had a Top Ten list titled "Most Popular Excuses Used at UM (e.g.," I didn't want to go to B-School anyway). Wore that until the collar disintegrated.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think Letterman would have been as||
I don't think Letterman would have been as successful leading the Tonight Show. The audience was different. Leno reached a broader crowd with his material and celebs knew Jay would lob softballs during their interviews. I was glad Dave kept his brand mostly intact when he migrated to CBS.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||New topic:WHO WILL BE OUR CELEBRITY WR in 2016?||
WHO WILL BE OUR CELEBRITY WR in 2016? Discuss. /kidding
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'd put Saban higher. Just||
I'd put Saban higher. Just watch those necks haul out the torches if he has the audacity to put in an 8-4 season.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||He didn't win the Cup every||
He didn't win the Cup every year. Sports fans can be a fickle bunch. Especially with a consistently good franchise.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||But deservedly carried the name "Interceptaverde"||
But deservedly carried the name "Interceptaverde" while in Cleveland during the '90s.
(thus concludes today's edition of BrownsTalk)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||He had a stretch (86-89) as a top 5 QB. Loved||
He had a stretch (86-89) as a top 5 QB. Loved watching him with the Browns.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Nailed it. ESPN is spot on this year.||
Nailed it. ESPN is spot on this year.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||OTOH, the thread allowed me||
OTOH, the thread allowed me to watch this loop. Which is nice.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'd feel a lot better about||
I'd feel a lot better about this if the rumors were sourced rather than someone's cool story. Which is what a thread like this can become.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"Point is, it's my turn to||
"Point is, it's my turn to wear the crown. We gonna do this. Right, Chris?"
Love that scene.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think the AD's or||
I don't think the AD's or major universities are worried that losing one and done talent will affect their bottom line. ESPN and CBS will continue to pay top dollar for live sports because it's what is keeping their networks alive. Regardless of the antiquated (naive?) notion of the STUDENT ATHLETE™, the game is more watchable with guys like Jabari Parker. But I don't think that matters to the suits. I just wish they'd be honest about it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Is anyone else suddenly sick with the memory of||
Is anyone else suddenly sick with the memory of the 2pter attempt against tOSU in '13?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW, I'm OK if someone who has already clicked on||
FWIW, I'm OK if someone who has already clicked on this to provide a brief summary of the article.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Sounds like one of them "good||
Sounds like one of them "good problems." - Marlo
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Why Ann Street?||
Why Ann Street?
edit: never mind. wiki. But all it said was there was a pool hall on Ann St. where "girls were dancing in the widows and R&B bands played on weekends."(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainstreet_%28song%29)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I don't care if it's true.||
I don't care if it's true. I'm entertained.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||1977. Eight years old.||
1977. Eight years old. Riding in the car with my dad and grandpa on the way to the hardware store. Listening to UM put the wood to Texas AM on the radio. The game was just background noise during the ride, but I remember Ufers stupid horn and the crowd noise. Stuck with me. And I really only put it down during a brief period when I dropped out of school.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I suppose you're right. The||
I suppose you're right. The Town of Chapel Hill would prefer that you didn't use a car on any street, let alone one near UNC.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I've heard the "didn't have||
I've heard the "didn't have my major" reason given more than once - once by someone who works with speech difficulties and on another occasion was something related to biochemistry somethingorother. Both times sounded like reasoning after the fact. I don't really know because this fine school of ours is so goddamn big.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||One Man.First he took your||
First he took your football camps. ["I DO DECLARE..THIS IS ILL-LEGAL, I SAY! ILL-LEGAL!!!]
Now your Lacrosse players. [(quietly, with monks chanting latin shit in the background) "This is irrelevant. They are not our historic rival."]
coming soon to a theatre near you
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||I forgot about the ire from townies about students||
I forgot about the ire from townies about students on State St. That must still be a thing.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||ESPN will defend the SEC||
ESPN will defend the SEC (prob by indicting Michigan's nefarious camps), but the story will be sandwiched between bits about deflate gate and the "harm" to Brady's "legacy."
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck enforcing the flop||
Good luck enforcing the flop rule. I'm also skeptical that they will enforce the '13-'14 hand-checking rule. Basketball refs are more likely to provide star treatment and home cooking than in any sport. And in NCAA MBB, the head coaches are the stars.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I loudly mock the tOSU||
I loudly mock the tOSU marching band when they dot the "i" - but I'm kind of a dick. In case anyone cares, I'm usually the drunk in your section saying something like "OHHHH, THEY DOT THE EYE. THIS IS AWSOME! WONDER WHO THEY'LL GET TO DOT THE EYE TODAY?"
I'm not sure why I do it. Sorry.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This. I can't even talk about how sad this issue||
This. I can't even talk about how sad this issue makes me feel.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Thinking Fast and Slow -||
Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
Explores his work and theories around rational and irrational decision making.
Read this if you're ready to move beyond the Dubner, Gladwell, Silver brands (but keep reading those if you want).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||#NoBradyNoBanner||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||At least Braylon had the||
At least Braylon had the common sense to hole up in The Winchester.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||They sell OP-like substance||
They sell OP-like substance (or did) at Target and Kohls. I don't know if that's hip or not. My head will explode trying to figure this out on a monday morning.