|10 hours 15 min ago||Hey. Don't bring up tangible||
Hey. Don't bring up tangible examples of game winning inbounds plays. Completely destroys his narrative.
|12 hours 22 min ago||Don't watch the games this||
Don't watch the games this weekend? Just a suggestion.
|12 hours 25 min ago||ESPN had its time and place||
ESPN had its time and place for me, but now I get my sports news from blogs, message boards and google updates. NFL Countdown was funny and a traditional hangover remedy for me through college. At the time. And I know Olberman is despised for different reasons, but he still entertains me if I bump into him somewhere. I listen to most of the Dan Patrick radio show every day.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Or the stringer will shape||
Or the stringer will shape the coach speak into a clickable narrative.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'm not optimistic about||
I'm not optimistic about tonight. But this is the time of year for losses. That said, I love winning. You know what I'm saying? It's, like, better than losing.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Les Miles reads the paper.||
Les Miles reads the paper. Got it.
I hate the press. Do they really think a coach is dumb enough to express interest in another job during his press conference?
|3 days 8 hours ago||I've been in meetings with Hackett years ago in a||
I've been in meetings with Hackett years ago in a previous life. He didn't strike me as 'power hungry' or an ego-maniac. Somewhat direct maybe, but otherwise was approachable.
|4 days 6 hours ago||The probably needed to||
The probably needed to formally approve his contract.
|4 days 13 hours ago||IIRC, when they announced Hackett was stepping||
IIRC, when they announced Hackett was stepping into the position, it would be subject to formal approval. And I'm guessing 600k is less than he was making at Steelcase.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Maybe he "learns his lesson||
Maybe he "learns his lesson and rejoins his team mates" before the B1G championship or the bowl.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Late '80's, teeth-grinding||
Late '80's, teeth-grinding idiot freshmen rolling for the first time.... They're the ones afraid to leave their rooms.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Getting beat by Nova is one||
Getting beat by Nova is one thing. Maybe even acceptable by season's end. This would have been one of those "bad losses."
|6 days 1 hour ago||His family probably didn't||
His family probably didn't know any better and/or was playing for sympathy. And he probably probably dropped another positive because one of his boys told the dumbass it would leave his system quickly.
|6 days 1 hour ago||It may be more accessible||
It may be more accessible because there's very little MDMA in it.
Save for one or two times, I was never wild about it. There was a doofus in East Quad that used to dispense hits like Sweet Tarts to freshmen women (read: my girlfriend on one occasion) as a means of giving and copping back rubs (to and almost from my girlfriend). Pissed me off. And people were idiots on E. Ever walk into a small room of folks in mid-roll? Not an enlightening experience.
|6 days 1 hour ago||The shit that reportedly||
The shit that reportedly passes for X these days (or what the kids now call "Molly")...who knows? No way someone could roll often enough to get labled with an addiction. They'd be drooling on themselves first.
|6 days 3 hours ago||He likes that spot||
He likes that spot
|6 days 3 hours ago||Irvin||
|6 days 5 hours ago||1) bigger role in offense 2)||
1) bigger role in offense
2) has degree
3) Many of the guys who came through the program with him are gone
4) family pressure
5) wanted to get out of the cold weather for awhile
|1 week 1 hour ago||Absolutely. The Bo scuttle is||
Absolutely. The Bo scuttle is EXACTLY what I heard from a trusted source. To this day, I believe the story that Bo single-handedly pushed Martin into wrapping Pitino in ice until the deal died.
I was only saying that Pitino used his wife as an excuse to not come here. Here's to hoping Hacket doesn't play squash.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I've moved on to whippets. I||
[delete. double post. very sorry.]
|1 week 1 hour ago||I've moved on to whippets. I||
I've moved on to whippets. I blame Borges.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Fair enough. I think loaded||
Fair enough. I think loaded rosters tend to experience a certain amount of attrition - transfers, dismissals, etc. - if players can't break into the rotation.
I'm old enough to remember elite four-year players, but I can't recall many super-teams (for whatever reason), post Wooden-era UCLA until UNLV in the 80's or the Fab 5 roster. However, we didn't have the internet or social media to feed hype.
|1 week 1 hour ago||If Harbaugh is the HC,||
If Harbaugh is the HC, Chesson essentially becomes Diggs.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Very difficult to do have a||
Very difficult to do have a realistic discussion about this type of roster in the current college BB environment - especially when it comes to predicting your reserves. For example, does Walton commit here if he knows Burke is a four year player?
|1 week 2 hours ago||I lived in North Jersey for a||
I lived in North Jersey for a while. Beat the shit out of the 94 corridor in MI (Kalamazoo, Battle Crick, Jackson, and all meth labs in between).
|1 week 4 hours ago||Indeed. I still worry what||
Indeed. I still worry what they're going to do against young, thin trio.
|1 week 6 hours ago||This is exactly what I||
This is exactly what I thought about MSU's Mike Peplowski (late '80's/Steve Smith era). Plenty of
|1 week 6 hours ago||McGary.........are we sure||
McGary.........are we sure that he wouldn't have gone pro anyway? Also worth mentioning that he's in a perpetual state of physical rehab.
I've been giving this too much thought lately - especially as I watch Duke and MSU's bigs go at one another.
|1 week 1 day ago||Every situation is different,||
Every situation is different, but Pitino played the wife card when he ultimately turned down MBB years ago:
|1 week 2 days ago||When he returns from Bolivia, the Senator will be||
When he returns from Bolivia, the Senator will be taking his red vest collection to the University of Cincinnati or Louisville. Makes way too much sense.
|1 week 3 days ago||It'd be a good day to leave||
It'd be a good day to leave the hydro in the Escalade. Am I right?
|1 week 3 days ago||No big deal, but any chance||
No big deal, but any chance you could put the word "softball" in the thread title?
|1 week 3 days ago||I saw Bo grab Demetrius Brown||
I saw Bo grab Demetrius Brown by his collar and give him a shove after one of the 7 INT's against MSU in '87. I watched this from the North end zone in EL. It reportedly happened more to many other players during practice. [Insert millenial-sourced and flavored comment about Bo never winning a MNC here]
Everyone has their own style, but Hoke is frustrating because his positive everyman approach clearly isn't working.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was at Cameron and plan on||
I was at Cameron and plan on being there for MSU. Duke looks very physical. I can't see where MSU will be able to win a match-up.
|1 week 4 days ago||Loralai vs Rory. Go.||
Loralai vs Rory.
|1 week 6 days ago||Absolutely correct. It's the||
Absolutely correct. It's the backbone of allowing a free press.
However, I reserve the right to call bullshit on most stories using "unnamed sources." Mostly because I don't trust most of the hacks that are still trying to call themselves journalists.
|1 week 6 days ago||Who would be Peyton Manning's||
Who would be Peyton Manning's Chief Apologist? Have you thought of this?
But seriously, Dungy mentioned on the Dan Patrick Show last week that UM approached him during the RR process and he declined. He said if his father (a "big UM fan") were still alive, he might consider. Rich Eisen ('89 or '90) called and begged Dungy to take the job. Hilarity ensued.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I could watch that gif all||
I could watch that gif all day. Mostly I wonder what B said right before Stauskas steps betwen them. The ref was going to follow B and continue the spat before others pulled him away. The timing was perfect, with MSU on a mini-run and ready to take control. Seemed to impede MSU's momentum just enought for UM to comeback get out of that hellhole with a win.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't watch non-football||
I don't watch non-football espn. But when I did (90's/early 2000's) it seemed like they were showing a lot of poker and NASCAR. I don't remember if this was before their NBA contract.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Heisneberg has this operation||
Heisneberg has this operation running like a multinational.
Rig up a maize/blue german flag. Like we did for that Canadian guy.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I wasn't wild about being||
I wasn't wild about being called a 'muggle' once I learned what it probably meant. But they're 18-22 year-olds going through a tough patch. I've handled a lot less in a much worse fashion.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Alright. It's not a party||
Alright. It's not a party until someone starts making stupid CC posts.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't want MSU fans to||
I don't want MSU fans to experience joy.
OSU. I guess.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's your journey, man.||
It's your journey, man.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You shouldn't be so concerned||
You shouldn't be so concerned about the like of MD - you've got the epic Land Grant Trophy to win in a few weeks against your longtime rival MSU. Throw out the record books, etc.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As far as I'm concerned, I||
As far as I'm concerned, I don't mind if you guys continue fighting. We've got nothing else to do around here for a few weeks.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think the wounds were still||
I think the wounds were still fresh from the comments he made about Michigan's academic standards compared to Stanford. And we're a little more forgiving about it as we while away our days in Bolivia.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||I call bullshit. Mostly||
I call bullshit. Mostly because we hear coaches pandering to their schools and alumni all the time. And nobody dreams of coaching at Stanford.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Gary Darnell was great at||
Gary Darnell was great at leaking possble interest from larger programs and saying stuff like - "hey, it's a good sign of what we've accomplished here if the big schools are trying to hire me" while annually losing to Central. Lather, rinse and repeat until he got his extension. Then he got fired.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||The tie was a nice touch. I||
The tie was a nice touch. I love gimmicky shit like that. Fuck Western.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Is anyone else getting the||
Is anyone else getting the "Road Kill T-Shirts" ad on the side or banner of the webpage?
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||One of my favorite forgotten||
One of my favorite forgotten memories from last season was playing OSU and noticing our defense leaving Aaron Craft alone by design. We. Did. Not. Guard. Him.
Our PG is better than your PG.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||16 on the field and number 1||
16 on the field and number 1 in my heart
|3 weeks 1 day ago||An NFL assistant told me that||
An NFL assistant told me that he knew the signals of an opposing coach because they used to work together a few years previous. He said that former players often share signal info and terminology with their new teams.
I inferred that the on-field signal 'stealing' was pretty common and generally not an open beef as long as teams weren't obvious. However, players sharing info with their new teams was a bit trickier.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Weed. Seriously good weed in Oregon.||
Weed. Seriously good weed in Oregon.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No Gibson. His football while playing baseball||
No Gibson. His football while playing baseball mentality is fun for a while but grates on his players over time. The old school bunting in the first inning and running into outs was cool in the 1970s but now only serves to cost his team outs, runs and wins.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The current season is the 4th||
The current season is the 4th year of a a 5-year contract. If I'm not mistaken, his contract is up after the 2015 season. There have been no discussions between JH and the 49ers to extend his contract beyond 2015.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Probably cant run. Gimpy.||
Probably cant run. Gimpy.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm wondering how much of his opinion is genuine.||
I'm wondering how much of his opinion is genuine. ESPN's talk programming generally requires it's heads to present opposite opinions - to argue. It's not good TV if everyone around the table agrees on a singular logical point.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ithaca Yellowjackets. Winners of 65 straight games||
Ithaca Yellowjackets. Winners of 65 straight games and four (4) straight Division 6 championships.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The $2 million buyout might||
The $2 million buyout might just be the cost of having an additoinal month to whiteboard and work informal feelers with candidates.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe I misunderstood your||
Maybe I misunderstood your question, but the buyout actually costs the University more because it will have to pay someone a salary presumably larger than the difference between Brandon's settlement Brandon's original salary.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think he was fired by one||
I think he was fired by one of the Fords in the elevator after the game.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Taco's for dinner? Or should||
Tacos for dinner? Or should I make bean burgers?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ruffin McNeill is an ECU alum||
Ruffin McNeill is an ECU alum and supposedly entrenched. Pirate fans down here are verbally making a claim to NC football superiority and give McNeill part of the credit for their upswing. I can't see ECU topping UM's financial warchest, but it may not matter if he's in his dreamjob while enjoying the backside of his 50's.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||RR to FL makes way too much||
RR to FL makes way too much sense:
1) Recruits FL like a mf'er;
2) Leave a job on a high note;
3) Easier to keep players eligible in the SEC than anywhere else on the planet;
4) Able to get into the playoff with one loss, 'cuz SEC;
5) There's no cultural shift required for what he wants to do (fun&gun, urban's spread, win games rather than make friends, etc).
6) Rita's wardrobe will fit in around Gainsville
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This looks good. I will try||
This looks good. I will try it on my gas grill w/ tinfoil smoke pack.
Will this recipe work w/o butter? I'm trying to avoid it. Because I'm fat.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Might as well get beat by Eye||
Might as well get beat by Eye You while wearing pink kits.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Demands to suspend UNC-CH's||
Demands to suspend UNC-CH's accredidation is ridiculous and doesn't deserve much, if any, serious discussion. Likewise, much of the calls for a "death penalty" on talk radio around the Triangle seems to be coming from fans of other ACC schools. Admittedly, UNC-CH has positioned itself and its campus as a "public-ivy" and should probably work harder to understand the blowback it gets from outsiders.
I am very involved with an academic department at UNC-CH and can assure anyone who cares that the students, faculty and alumni in my little circle are embarassed and fatigued with the AFAM Dept shenanigans - unlike certain B!G schools.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||I'm gonna vote "No" to free||
I'm gonna vote "No" to free beer.
I wreck myself during free beer gatherings. Doesn't matter if the coolest people are around me or a cousin-in-law wedding at the VFW. It always ends with the Waffle House and vomit.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Acutually, the Yankees DON'T||
Acutually, the Yankees DON'T win World Series titles any more and they do plunk guys about as much as anyone. Especially when St. Jeter does his patented lean over the plate. Girardi's a run of the mill old school dumbass - the ass-plunk is coming, it's just a matter of when.
Other than that, I agree with your point.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This. They're like the||
This. They're like the neighbor who's jealous of your bike, your family's new console color tv and the awsome foosball table in your garage (which, unlike his, is clean and free of last year's garage sale debris). I know this kid. Coincidentally, he was always wearing the goofy State gear and bragging in HS about how they used to get to "fuck around during FFA" whie I was "stuck" in debate club.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||In. Delete, pls. Thx.||
In. Delete, pls. Thx.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Too lazy to dig for rankings||
Too lazy to dig for rankings (if they exist) but it seemed like Saban was pulling some good classes and certainly a few relevant prospects - Plexico Burris, Sedric Irvin, TJ Duckett are a few off the top of my head.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I don't wan't thi||
I don't wan't this payless-wearin' mf'er coaching us anymore.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What's the deal with that bell ringing. I don't||
What's the deal with that bell ringing. I don't remember that. Crowd looks typically sparty: fat people, brahs and drunk women.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||5 step drop? That's a blast||
5 step drop? That's a blast from the past. I'm trying to think about the last time I saw an long-toss from anything but shotgun, but I don't get out much. Whatever...we don't allow time for Gardner to throw long.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||-Acquire points in||
-Acquire points in unconventional ways because their players and coaches our better than our players coaches.
-Cook needs to shit the bed. Obviously. INT's are necessary. Poor choices/bad throws are optimal. I would really like Frank Clark weigh in on this issue.
-Norfleet returns takes one to the house and otherwise gives us field position
-DG rediscovers mobility. Notwithstanding ankle problems, this might take a gameplan that allows him this freedom. If MSU has to defend DG, our chances of not sucking are better.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Even if we wanted to take||
Even if we wanted to take vertical shots with Funch - and we've shown not much interest to this point in the season - I'm not convinced we can block them well enough to get downfield.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||I've always wondered this - did anyone care enough||
I've always wondered this - did anyone care enough to paint that statue? They make such a big deal about guarding it. I never heard of anyone bothering to try.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||The bad mojo only applies to those with the||
The bad mojo only applies to those with the credentials to get into the University. I'm going out on a limb and assuming whoever did this lacked self confidence during their high school career.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Goddammit. I need to stop opening these threads.||
Goddammit. I need to stop opening these threads.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the OL would||
I thought the OL would improve somewhat and give DG and the RB's just enough to improve. We had a deep bench of WR's just waiting for a good running game and a QB with time to throw. The defense featured a lot of quality at LB and the DB's were poised to be one of the best crews in the league. I thought Nussmeir would get whispers as the next HC candidate as Hoke might continue to be bested by 2 out of 3 of his rivals.
8 wins, easy. 9 wins possible. Hell, would anyone be shocked by 10 wins given our weak (non-rival) schedule??
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Go. Hold your head high and||
Go. Hold your head high and act like a Michigan Man. This would be insanely difficult for me to do, but I'm kind of an asshole. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm trying real hard.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"Go Bucks!"||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So.....in the current thread,||
So.....in the current thread, we are discussing a legitimate (if erroneously underused) OPI call and you're defending a HC who is pandering to his alumni/fan base. Just so I'm clear.
Meanwhile, w/r/t Rutgers, the officials made an actual mistake by calling a pass INC after the WR maintained possession while taking two steps but touched the ball OB while fallling. I was upset about the impact of that miscall, but mostly pissed about losing to Rutgers. Pretty sure you could find some folks here who share this sentiment.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"We don't coach illegal||
"We don't coach illegal plays."
He said it. Must be true. Because he said it.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Lineman releasing early on screenplays used to get||
Lineman releasing early on screenplays used to get called until a few years ago. I'm waiting for a ref to pull that rule out of the bag in a big situation.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||So it was you and Obama||
So it was you and Obama taking away my marshmallows. Listen, marshmallows don't irritate people - PEOPLE irritate people.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The ship had sailed on his||
The ship had sailed on his political career before the AD thing went south on him. The state GOP was considering anyone with a pulse to run for Levin's open Senate seat and came up with.....Terri Lynn Land. That should tell you where DB ranked.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||When did Freakbass become a||
When did Freakbass become a Michigan fan?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Apparently he helped us out a bit in '44||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||unsung once too often|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Realistically, any analysis should include a||
Realistically, any analysis should include a scenario with Hoke as a head coach. I would all so try to think about the effect of the status quo/non-change on the '15 recruiting and possible transfers.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||This is also what I thought on my first read. The||
This is also what I thought on my first read. The "reset" could easily mean that the Athletic Department will simply retool its business practices which could - but not necessarily require a change of Director or even a football coach.
IIRC, Brandon's contract will be expensive to terminate for at least another year. In this light, the muckity-muck could be discussing exit strategies at one end or *merely* rearranging philosophies at the other.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Herbstreit. Don't make me do||
Herbstreit. Don't make me do everything for you.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Seems resonable.||
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Might not want to go in||
Might not want to go in there. I'd let the fan run awhile.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||That's some craziness right||
That's some craziness right there.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Football causes dudes to do||
Football causes dudes to do weird things. I had a friend in HS who played a DT/NT. This was in the late '80's and we played a 'stunt 4-3' (think old Perles MSU/Steeler defense without, you know, the personnel). Because he lined up in a slanted stance on the DL, he was allowed to easily shoot gaps and occasional do something cool in the backfields of bad teams.
During the last game of our senior year we played against a slightly smaller school that thought we had a rivalry (think Illini). Our dominance extended to their women as we also pilfered their little schoolhouse at will, leaving their boys fly solo on weekends. Their QB once threw rocks at us in the parking lot of a local McDonalds.
Early in the game, after enduring a few minutes of shit-talking between plays, my NHS/Merit Scholar DL-playing friend jumped a snap by a split second through the gap and punched their QB in the....groin. The remainder of the game went about as smoothly as you could imagine. It's an ugly game sometimes.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Walton shot that well last||
Walton shot that well last year? Proper.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Wisconsin makes sense. OSU||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The difference between this||
The difference between this season and the two previous seasons is an alarming lack of Nik Stauskas. I'm concerned about not having an unholy ability to hit 3's.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I upvoted you, fwiw. That||
I upvoted you, fwiw. That little subthread was the funniest thing I read on this site in a few days.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It is a double standard. I'm a lot more interested||
It is a double standard. I'm a lot more interested in stopping him from raping his campus.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I am guessing that most||
I am guessing that most fraternities on campus would be willing to let a name football player slide on a goodly portion of rushing and associated activities in exchage for the cache of, well, having a name football player attending your functions.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't have a problem with||
I don't have a problem with what he said. For sure, we have institutional problems that must be addressed post-haste. And Dantonio has MSU at an elite level. But given our history, advantage in facilities, academics, alumni base/resources, overall recuiting I *expect* to beat my in-state rival in men's tackle footall. If this program can't put together a plan and effort to match this rivalry, I will be angar.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Your premise is correct, but I don't see OSU||
Your premise is correct, but I don't see OSU beating MSU. I don't think MSU loses until their next match against legitimate non-B1G side.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||No. The home uniforms should never change. Players||
No. The home uniforms should never change. Players change... coaches... AD's..music.. stadium alterations.. Some are beloved and others not so much. I will always love our traditional home uniform and hate any changes to it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want to see those uniformz again, but the||
I don't want to see those uniformz again, but the win is acceptable. I am looking forward to the day we an get back to bitching about ugly wins.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||[insert 8 Mile Freestyle Pt||
[insert 8 Mile Freestyle Pt III vs Papa Doc - too many "fuck ___" to write in one post]
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Coldplay. No. There's never||
Coldplay. No. There's never a reason for them on this board.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||I recall Martin, et., al.,||
I recall Martin, et., al., saying that the new staff was teaching basic techiques that were ignored by the RR and the revolving door of defensive staff. So there was some basic improvement from the defense (eg, they eliminated major breakdowns leading to big play and maximized existing talent on the DL).
W/R/T positive turnover margin - it seems that there was some writing on the board that suggested the margin could historically attributed to random variance. Therefore, 2011 was a return to the mean.
I never felt comfortable with the way Borges/Hoke led the offense in 2011 with the obvious exceptions.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||There's gonna come a||
There's gonna come a time,
When the scene will seem less sunny,
It will probably get druggy,
And the kids will seem too skinny.
There's gonna come a time,
When she's gonna have to go,
With whoever's gonna get her the highest
We gotta stay positive. We gotta stay positive.
We gotta stay positive. We gotta stay positive.
-----The Hold Steady Stay Positive
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Grey area. What if its||
Grey area. What if its confused with a show of enthusiam ("C'MON GUYS *clap/clap/clap/clap* "LETS GOOOO")?
Narduzzi is known for placing the burden on the refs for calling this stuff. Just another example.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Mike Price. Brought down||
Mike Price. Brought down because a woman with his card reportedly ordered $1,000 worth of room service during a golf outing. Destiny, you're on:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I remember the Lions sending Herman Moore out to||
I remember the Lions sending Herman Moore out to play deep center field during similar situations.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Serious. I'm surrounded by||
Serious. I'm surrounded by daughters and wives, so that's why Gilmore Girls became a thing in my house. The writing was clever, and the characters were quirky and likeable. Lauren Graham.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||There is a lot happening out there, folks.||
There is a lot happening out there, folks. Netflix just released the entire Gilmore Girls catalogue. I love that show for a multitude of reasons. Totally serious.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Belichick's FU games are my||
Belichick's FU games are my favorite. Like the the first 9 or 10 games of the 2007 season after the tapegate bullshit.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't understand the ruling||
I don't understand the ruling on the catch. Has anyone heard any details on how that can be confirmed as an Inc?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Sanchez is stretched out as||
Sanchez is stretched out as the long guy in the pen. He looked comfortable and had only thrown 30 pitches. I think you give him a chance to start the 8th with a three-run lead. I'm not sure what the rest of that gas-can totin' bunch can give you at this point.
Approximately 0% chance Ausmus gets fired for any of this.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You're doing this wrong.||
You're doing this wrong.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Besides you?||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Is..is that a raincoat?||
Is..is that a raincoat?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||How about Phil Collins? This||
How about Phil Collins? This is Sussudio. A great, great song.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Max will be pitching for his||
Max will be pitching for his next paycheck. Expect him to miss many bats in the next couple outings.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Their early work was a little||
Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Prince William. He wouldn't||
Prince William. He wouldn't wear a visor because of his bald spot. Would definitely rock the Bo hat w/headset look that we all covet.
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||It's not good form to shoot||
It's not good form to shoot at your bosses during the freefall. Hoke wants to continue coaching at some level and the people hiring him in the future will want assurances that he is at least a good soldier.
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||I have a sick, sick feeling||
I have a sick, sick feeling that ND doesn't lose to any of those three teams - all seem flawed and beatable the way ND is playing. But, then again, I don't know shit.
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||He's at that brief||
He's at that brief introductory euphoric phase of a classic sizzurp roll.
Not my cup of tea, but try:
2 Rasberry or Grape Jolly Ranchers or Skittles (use as many as possible)
4 oz Robitussin
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'm late to comment, but I||
I'm late to comment, but I would be more concerned if John Harbaugh - given that UM has a HC currently under contract - said "Sure. I'm interested in coaching Michigan's football team."
It's not a professional comment to make, regardless of your profession.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Beat me to it. Those guys were kings of||
Beat me to it. Those guys were kings of sanctimony in a sanctimonious sport.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Old friend Mike DeBord made damn sure nobody would||
Old friend Mike DeBord made damn sure nobody would give a shit about the Dan Enos Era at CMU.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be trying not to get kicked off the sidelines||
I'll be trying not to get kicked off the sidelines of my daughters soccer game. Yes, I'm that guy.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Losing to Duke in football is||
Losing to Duke in football is not a sexy loss - at the moment.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC, he seemed like a||
IIRC, he seemed like a smallish perimeter guy. I can't think of a typical Izzo player ( eg, banger or a dribble-driver with a decent stroke) fitting this profile. Mo Peterson, maybe??
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||I miss Lou Read. A lot.||
I miss Lou Reed. A lot.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Am I the only person who remembers the Mike DeBord||
Am I the only person who remembers the Mike DeBord era at Central? He makes Dan Enos seem like Vince Lombardi.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'm in. Delete.||
I'm in. Delete.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Is using a camera to record||
Is using a camera to record hand signals "illegal" ?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||While were feeding trolls,||
While we're feeding trolls, anyone want to cue up the late hit against Gardner this year against ND? I would have liked someone, anyone to retaliate like Lewan did against MSU. At least it would have showed we had a pulse.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Bookmarked. Damn you. I||
Damn you. I have too much to do today.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The *BEAT O-HI-O||
The *BEAT O-HI-O (clapclap-clapclapclap)* chant would be so awkward if these guys get their way. Try tacking on "STATE" at the end of it. Too cumbersome.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Depends on what you put that||
Depends on what you put that oversized tortilla. I feel healthy after a solid qdoba outing.
Salaryman protip: avoid the gas station burritos.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Has anyone bitched about||
Has anyone bitched about Hoke's press conferences or lack of info regarding injuries?
What about Hoke not wearing a headset?
If not, we have some work to do.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The Miami game was pretty||
The Miami game was pretty typical during the Lloyd Era. With less scoring. And equally less Funchess.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Can someone be addicted to X?||
Can someone be addicted to X? I didn't think that was possible.
Is the "A" in MDMA the problem or did he get popped for unprescribed adderall?
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||There's always a tendency to||
There's always a tendency to hold up your own era as a golden age. So during the FF run, younger fans felt like any Fab 5 or Jalen narrative was taking something away from the current team.
Having lived through the F5, I can say - and this was confirmed in the doc - that many older fans recoiled at the baggy shorts, trash talk and attitude that made the guys so compelling.
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||Belichick gets criticised by||
Belichick gets criticised by the press and bloggers for uninformative and elusive pressers. And he's been kicking ass since 2001.
I hate to say it, but Brian's near-constant complaining about Hoke's apparent non-disclosure policy w/r/t injuries is getting tiresome.
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||I forgot we aren't supposed||
I forgot we aren't supposed to offer negative comments w/r/t MSU mens tackle football until we beat them five (5) times consecutively.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Dantonio not running up the||
Dantonio not running up the score in order to impress the playoff committee is kind of like removing yourself from consideration for a job you didn't have a chance of landing.
And why not run up the score? Too classy? This is a program that has no problem telling its defense to grab WR's until it's called, bitch when it is, and play "60 minutes of necessary roughness."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Reading the statute that posted down thread might||
Reading the statute that I posted down thread might help understand the process better than I've already explained it. Or you could continue to feel outraged that public employees aren't dropping what they're doing in order to satisfy cynical journalists and bloggers.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm almost as proud as how||
I'm almost as proud as how they completely balled out and almost beat defending champion Duke in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The public entity (in MI) is||
The public entity (in MI) is required to provide a calculus for the cost before collecting the information. Each school has different methods to compile and report information - and if the information isn't readily available it will take longer to collect and report. If it is a simple request, the cost should be lower.
See my post w/r/t to the MI statute downthread. In NC (where I currently work) public entities are not required to create records simply for the purpose of satisfying the FOIA request. However, governments in NC (compared to MI) are more likely to provide FOIA responses without charging the applicant.
CBS apparently submitted a nebulous request and this was reflected by estimated cost. Since their request was an unnecessary farce, they never paid or challenged it.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||As I mentioned in a post||
As I mentioned in a post upthread, this wasn't a legitimate request for information. CBS was merely testing the FOIA policies of public schools. For the purpose of criticising FOIA policies at public schools.
FOIA differs a little in each state. Apparently, other states indulge bitter journalists more than MI or NC.
The University of Michigan, as a public entity, has a statutory right to recover the costs of generating responses to information requests: (http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-15-234)
3) In calculating the cost of labor incurred in duplication and mailing and the cost of examination, review, separation, and deletion under subsection (1), a public body may not charge more than the hourly wage of the lowest paid public body employee capable of retrieving the information necessary to comply with a request under this act. Fees shall be uniform and not dependent upon the identity of the requesting person. A public body shall utilize the most economical means available for making copies of public records. A fee shall not be charged for the cost of search, examination, review, and the deletion and separation of exempt from nonexempt information as provided in section 14 unless failure to charge a fee would result in unreasonably high costs to the public body because of the nature of the request in the particular instance, and the public body specifically identifies the nature of these unreasonably high costs. A public body shall establish and publish procedures and guidelines to implement this subsection.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Totally disagree:||
In my work as a Town Manager, I have received numerous FOIA requests from news outlets and journalism departments regarding ostensibly simple requests that have no purpose except to test our FOIA policy.
And that is EXACTLY the purpose of the cbs report referenced in your post.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'll have to swing thru your||
I'll have to swing thru your parts on my way up north next time. A little bud makes the rest of Ohio tolerable. I'm guessing.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||FOIA requests - particularly||
FOIA requests - particularly ones from lawyerly-types - tend to be overly broad and expansive. I doubt CBS was simply asking for "basic graduation #'s".
More likely, the request was worded something to the effect of "all data, materials, notes, communication and conversations related to the matriculation of student athletes at the University of Michigan." In which case, $410 is cheap for the amount of time someone will need to be paid so that CBS can continue the old WHAT'S WRONG WITH COLLEGE SPORTS trope.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Meth is a powerful drug.||
Meth is a powerful drug.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||In '89 we actually worried||
In '89 we actually worried that Eddie Azcona wasn't as good as the punter from the other team. Seriously.
Hashtag: "first world probs"
|10 weeks 1 day ago||or maybe John Navarre (on||
or maybe John Navarre (on occasion)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||"Sometimes it seems like||
"Sometimes it seems like you're moving the ball. Other times you're not moving the ball...sometimes not moving the ball well at all is an understatement."
No shit. It's called football. I can't imagine dealing with reporters every day.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||John Wockenfuss. Dude could||
John Wockenfuss. Dude could motor.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||That seems difficult to||
That seems difficult to believe. You can't swing a dead cat in and around Mt.P without hitting a police car (Tribal, City, DPS, State, County). And these guys all talk.
Even if CMU wasn't officially notiied by the Tribe, I'm 100% certain Mt. Pleasant is small enough for word to get from M-20 to Broomfield Rd. before the start of the season.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I avoided this blog for a few days. It was like||
I avoided this blog for a few days. It was like not listening to The Smiths.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?||
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||Thanks for your service.||
Thanks for your service.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I might be overstating his||
I might be overstating his intentions or taking a throwaway comment out of context, but didn't Izzo half-jokingly offer to coach the MSU MBB?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||It's a pretty standard||
It's a pretty standard sentiment from programs that get hammered and clean house. We used the same trope after we fired Fisher.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder how the victims -||
I wonder how the victims - you know, the children who were raped by Sandusky and told to keep quiet about it into their adulthood - feel about this?
The NCAA perpetuates a completely fake culture of amateurism and virtue among its major sports. Pathetic.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Rawls had 31 carries today. Central's qb threw 16||
Rawls had 31 carries today. Central's qb threw 16 times.
I hate Enos, but some sick side of me is impressed that he beat a B1G team (I know, Boilerquest) with those retro numbers.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I was expecting this to be really stupid. And it||
I was expecting this to be really stupid. And it wasn't. Maybe I'm still delirious from running.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The college football rapture van happen anytime as||
The college football rapture van happen anytime as far as I'm concerned.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Hell yes, boys. Peperoni and||
Hell yes, boys. Peperoni and smokes are on me.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I loved the fake screen.||
I loved the fake screen. This is exactly the counter I've been looking for off the WR screen (insert Funchess hurdle) we've been running since late last year. I hope DG has the touch. If yes, we could take in the direction of the proverbial house.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||He's not girded by the||
He's not girded by the imaginary love of an imaginary girlfriend like Te'o.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You call it corn, we call it maize....||
You call it corn, we call in maize...
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah. But I was a bit of a||
Yeah. But I was a bit of a faux granola back in the day and Charley's didn't play much Widespread Panic. In another universe, I might have be down with Charley's. EL's equivalent was probably the Landshark.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'm fine with their USC||
I'm fine with their USC ranking. I would have thought Stanford would have been higher. ND has a high opinion of itself academically and Stanford seems like a good perceptual rivalry on that front.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I had a few good friends go||
I had a few good friends go to State. They couldn't get into Michigan either.
Charley's seems like an EL bar, so that also makes sense.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Corn sure is tall this year.||
Corn sure is tall this year.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||ND gets to play the martyr||
ND gets to play the martyr and lose against a semi-pro team. As said upstream, they can't do that when they lose to UM. And if they manage a win at home, wake up the echoes and that bullshit. This makes perfect sense.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||We jump out to an early lead||
We jump out to an early lead and hold it with a balanced attack - say, two scores - get Golson to throw upfield (presumably not their strong suit b/o limited skill at WR) and make poor decisions. IIRC, Golson was shitting the bed in '12 before Grimace cut the cord and went to his facilitator.
This is my hope and not prediction. I also hope our handsome, visor-wearing star OC has a few counters off that quick screen DG has been slinging to Funch for the past few games. #1 can't hurdle fools forever.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm not sure. But the||
I'm not sure. But the internet will be hard pressed to top it.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||I recall ND characterizing||
I recall ND characterizing its relationship with UM as a "regional" rivalry and having limited relevance on a national scale.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Using tv ratings as a metric||
Using tv ratings as a metric - and assuming tv ratings matter to either school (I honestly don't know) - losing this game has to hurt both UM and ND. I assume visibility and relevance matter to programs that rely so much on *tradition*. Neither school is likely to immediately replace it with a series that has as much early-season cache.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||That was a pretty convincing||
That was a pretty convincing road win, as well.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Listened to the 1st half||
Listened to the 1st half while driving from GR to a late-season Tigers game. The Tigers were about to close the deal on a playoff berth for the first time in forever, but everyone in CoPa was talking Michigan football. You could tell we were in for a ride that season.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. The only way Fitzgerald||
Yes. The only way Fitzgerald loses his grip would be a Domer or UNC flavored academic scandal. Losing the right way is a badge of honor at NW.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Cool. With that badass NBC||
Cool. With that badass NBC deal (btw: network has to be thrilled you're taking away one of their highest-rated games) you shouldn't need to play Duke and UVA, correct?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I did this drive 5 or 6x/year||
I did this drive 5 or 6x/year for about 15 years thanks to visits to in-laws in Mason, OH. Add the excruciating leg from GR to AA (no joyride in itself) and that's my trip. For 15 years. At least 5 or six times. Per Year.
I don't condone driving stoned. But Lima, OH would look a hell of a lot better if I was.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone else remember the Brady Quinn Heisman||
Does anyone else remember the Brady Quinn Heisman hype going into the 2006 game. Seems like everyone expected it to be an early coronation for Quinn and the Irish.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The rookie Garapolo was figuring to he the #2 and||
The rookie Garapolo was figuring to he the #2 and Mallett was likely to be a late surprise cut. Sure, a 3rd round pick would have been nice, but under the circumstances getting anything at this point works OK for the Pats.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm entertained by coach-generated themes like||
I'm entertained by coach-generated themes like these. Even our 1997 team had some sort of mountain climber thing going good on. Otherwise, you see a lot of axes, hammers and various power tools which must somehow symbolize the season as a job or task requiring significant effort.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I've been going to Grantland||
I've been going to Grantland for the pop culture/entertainment content a lot lately. The podcasts are good. And I have this weird thing for Molly Lambert. So, there's that.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hey - the girl couldn't see,||
Hey - the girl couldn't see, yet she created a lifelike Lionel Richie bust. I'd like to see YOU pull that off with full vision.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I also hold one of my degrees||
I also hold one of my degrees from the best school in Isabella County. Evertime Dan Enos manages to win a game, I die a little bit.