I did not make this headline up
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet mother of mercy||
You've got to warn someone before you just spring that on them. I was momentarily terrified of my monitor.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yup.||
It's as clear as Harbaugh picking the Raiders.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I was totally on team Dhani||
It was awesome that you could watch this guy on tv laying someone out and a day or two later see him at a poetry jam on campus. Proximity bias speaking here but that dude was the pinnacle of student athlete, mostly because he was better than you at both.
But while we are recalling that year, I'd just like to pour one out for Daydrion Taylor who ended two careers in one instant:
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Great show today||
Eisen even admited he was insufferable and it was glorious. Eisen is as true Blue as they come and you could tell he was having a hard time staying on point so he just turned all points to Harbaugh.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||We've advanced past monkeys riding dogs...|
|25 weeks 4 days ago||It is not the iOS version||
It is not the iOS version that is causing the problem. I have not yet updated to iOS 8.x but I am having the same issue.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||Sorry, poor selection of otters||
The only otters welcome here right now are Henri and these guys:
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||And here I thought you drove||
And here I thought you drove a Jeep...
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||Thank you||
This post as a thematic response to the OP was the first Michgan related item that has made me laugh since the ND game. I suppose I needed that.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Purely speculating||
But I bet it is reasonably likely that the person handling the UM Alumni twitter account graduated in the Denard era. Perhaps they never even saw Henne play. I'd imagine it is an accidental slip up and not a shot at Henne. I am not excusing the mistake, but I think its probably innocuous.
When viewed in that light, approximately 93% of us on the blog can now return to lamenting how old we feel...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||And in 30 years||
They'll be showing the replay on the ACC Network's greatest games...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Same||
I vividly remember sitting in the office and getting a call from my mom which is a rare enough event when I'm at work to indicate that something is wrong. I answered the call and she was choked up on the other end and simply said "He's gone." About that same instant, I started getting texts and emails coming out of the woodwork from people expressing shock, sadness, etc.
It took me a minute and a few hanging questions to find out that it was Bo passing and not my dad. Honestly, I'm not sure which one would have surprised me more.
Regardless, the moment hit pretty hard and I ended up taking the rest of the day off to sort of wander around aimlessly. I managed to stop the aimless wander and return to work in the following days but I'm not sure our football program ever has.
Actually, I'm not sure I've ever fully recovered from that weekend either.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||The "Wall of Sound" game...||
I've been fortunate enough to see a lot of games in that stadium and I don't think I've ever heard a noise like the crowd reaction after Brabbs hit the winner. Especially because that was pre-construction of the new boxes in the old quiet stadium days. I'm willing to bet Washtenaw County registered an earthquake that day if someone can find the seismograph print out.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||An excellent, OT, sub-thread||
Just to pile on with everyone else, both the Shaaras are fantastic writers. Jeff did an admirable job picking up where his father left off. He really came into his own with the two book set on the American Revolution (Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause). If you read no more Shaara than that, at least read those two.
He is now in the middle of writing a set on the Civil War western theatre and they are quite good as well.
Also, Michael Shaara wote For the Love of the Game which is a fantastic story that Kelly Preston tried to massacre on the big screen.
Fun fact, you can get signed first editions each time Jeff releases a new book direct from his website. See jeffshaara.com
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think it was a misuse||
I suspect it was hyperbole but I think the author meant to imply that the five starters form together as one in a giant, Voltron-esque punctuation mark that may or may not be effective in protecting the quarterback or turning our running game loose. Its a bold strategy, but we just won't know until we've seen it on the field.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||FTFY||
Mike Gundy - he's A man!!
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Askew||
Dave had a pretty good year in 2013 too, winning the barn door trophy in the Transpac.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Great point||
The club is a very nice facility and it is relatively easy to get to if you have a car (or a friend with a car). The club members are great and you can have some fantastic experiences there. The best part is you don't even need to be a student or an alum to join the club.
The club: http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/
You do, however, have to be a curent student to join the team.
The team: http://sailing.studentorgs.umich.edu/
|51 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 1 week ago||The amazing thing is||
It is less than a month since articles were circulating that Cuonzo Martin was on the hot seat and probably going to be fired. The presumptive replacement: Bruce Pearl...
Edit: as always, I should read the whole thread before I reply...
|1 year 1 week ago||I love watching Nik release the pass||
And then just head back to play defense. The ball had barely left his hands and he knew the result. Everyone else was left waiting.
|1 year 1 week ago||I upvoted you||
because I didn't read far enough and you beat me to that comparison by about an hour. You nailed it. Sorry for the sub-reply above. I certainly don't want to steal your thunder.
|1 year 1 week ago||I see an uncanny resemblance||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Some choices in life are simple:||
1. Mary Ann
2. Jaclyn Smith
3. Lafyette Coney Island
If for any of these categories you choose the other option, I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong...
|1 year 10 weeks ago||As a pretty self-aware group of people||
We've always known this to be true.
- ND remains consistently overrated
- West Point should be higher
- omission of Navy is a glaring error
- MSU seems appropriately in the 5-8 range
- Does Hawaii get credit for Temptation too (since you can't have one...)?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||But haven't you heard?||
This is a no Free Press zone too...
|1 year 11 weeks ago||He is bringing a QB coach||
Himself. I'd expect he will continue to act as OC/QB coach since that's what he has done in the past. He is something of a QB guru so this should be a good thing.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Yup||
Somehow I knew you were going to say it was Dan.
Definitely sailed with Beanstalk, KT, EP and ther rest. Didn't you guys live ovewr on Packard I'm living in Chicago and I actually still run into EP KT and Dino on occsaion. Hell, I even ran into Dan's dad a few times this year out on the water.
Didn't you guys live on Packard?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Total agreement||
I am completely on board with what you are saying. The Game is an awesome rivalry, BCS bowl games are all a spectacle, various pro playoff games are great atmosphere, but the pomp and circumstance surrounding Army-Navy is like nothing else I've ever attended. March On is worth the price of admission, even without the football.
And for those trying to watch at home, CBS Sports will be televising March On starting at noon Eastern on Saturday.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I was in school from 99-04||
Best half decade of my life...
Looks like your roommate and I were teammates. If you ever spent any time at 510 Mack or 425 Cross, I hope you enjoyed your stay at our house.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'll actually be back in Ann Arbor this weekend||
For the first time in years, I'll be back in town. The UM Sailing Team has their 75th anniversary banquet this weekend so I wouldn't miss that and I am sensing a trip to Ashley's in my near future. For anyone interested in what's going on, or even just verifying that M actually has a sailing team, check out http://sailing.studentorgs.umich.edu/
Also, since I have a cousin who's wrapping up his stay at West Point - Go Army! Sorry to miss the game this year. Its an incredible spectacle for anyone who ever has a chance to attend.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||When will then be now?||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||This. Is. Awesome.||
But for some reason this picture came to mind...
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Perspective||
Actually, Michigan DID get to be what it is today selling (not shitty) products and "creating buzz." Let me tell you a little story of a man named Don Canham...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||This!||
Leyland can't recruit skill positions!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Only one way to end this sub-thread...||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Don't have to||
It's called Tremors...
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Its Destiny!!!||
In reading the article and points breakdown from BTN and linked by LSAClassof2000 above, I noticed that Michigan won with a final tally of 134 points. 134. It was meant to be.
Of course it could also be the obvious choice...
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Interesting, but||
Shouldn't the nacho poll just end in a tie? I mean, everyone is contractually obligated to use Ro*Tel, right?...
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Excellent call on Bob Cole||
This is a great thread because I can hear my childhood again. Keith, Ernie, Bob, Ufer-isms, Bud. What great memories.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||You left someone off the list||
You forgot to add Jackmarius Tacktheritrix...
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Good for him||
I appreciate the role he filled so well here for our team and I wish him the best. Here's hoping he tears up that conference.
|2 years 3 days ago||Um...||
|2 years 1 week ago||FTFY||
Please sign someplace else.
Signed, Hockey fans everywhere else
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Agreed||
Felsner was the first name that came to mind when I saw the thread title. I'm a little biased, having grown up on the same street/canal but still. The guy is and was an absolute legend.
And I also agree with questioning how Marty got excluded.....
|2 years 2 weeks ago||So at this point in the season...||
Is the sense that the team is progressing according to schedule? I know we are still waiting for the program to mature but I get the feeling that things are happening pretty much as they should. I have to be honest, though, and admit I haven't ben able to follow particularly close. Can someone who is more connected, or at least more informed, let me know if I am on the right track here?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Two words...||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Its plausible||
And even better if you read the Door Number 2 part about the niece in Matthew McConaughey's voice...
"Now imagine if she was Nix!"
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Ding, ding, ding...||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||You're braver than I...||
My first reaction would have been "Kids, go put on your pajamas!" "But dad, why? Its only noon!" "Do what I say!"
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Devil's advocate here...||
But does it change your mind any if said person pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 years rather than take a chance on going to trial?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||And here I just thought it||
And here I just thought it was a giant, man-eating Salmon. That would have been strange to see...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||For you:|
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Ask and ye shall receive|
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Let's be honest...||
Whatever body of water created in that instance would have the impact of making all the other lakes merely the Good Lakes or the Slightly Above Average Lakes. The addition of Ohio in that scenario just detracts so much from the Great Lakes that I shudder at the thought.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Wait! Hold on!||
I thought they stayed the same age...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||That's pretty much the||
That's pretty much the cornerstone of every "To Catch a Predator" type sting and prosecution...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||He's right, you know...||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Just spectacular||
Best gif yet on this whole mess.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||"Sorry no periods"||
Kinda like a fake girlfriend...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||And was that beard namend||
And was that beard namend Lennay?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Did not mean to imply that||
I certainly don't mean to imply there is anything about a hoax of that nature that could be considered understandable. Generally speaking, I don't understand people that lie/cheat/steal. Most people, I think, are similar in this respect. All I mean to say is that it is plausible a little bad idea snowballed into being a catastrophically large bad idea, and I think it is the most likely explanation unless we are going to go all in and decide that he is either a pathological liar or just plain evil.
Benefit of the doubt: I went with stupid rather than evil.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||But everyone knows||
Once she has cancer, you can't break up. If you do, you become...Lance Armstrong.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I'm willing to buy this||
Your explanation may actually be the closest thing to the truth so far. Sometimes people, especially those with a small selection of data points to show them otherwise, make really bad choices and its too big before they figure it out, i.e. kids lie because they don't see how big the explosion is when lies go bad. Unfortunate if true but it doesn't really make him any more of a sympathetic figure. He's already forfeited that position.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Have you never watched Men in Black?||
"Best investigative reporting on the planet. But go ahead and read the New York Times if you want. They get lucky sometimes." - Agent K
|2 years 10 weeks ago||He will still get drafted||
The dude can play football so he's still worth it to just about any team. Should he prove to have any involvement in the hoax though, expect that he'll be discussed as a guy with "character issues" and we all know what that means...ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 Detroit Lions 1st round draft pick...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Brilliant, sir||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Well||
I'm stroking my proverbial beard in anticipation...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Good catch...||
I definitely added wrong as I left the '89 draft out of consideration. I keyed in on the 3 taken in 1990. Of course, that Rice guy drafted in 1989 was pretty damn good. And for some reason I thought Vaught went before Mills in '90 but I could be wrong about that.
Sure we had a second rounder too but I think Mr. Higgins will forgive me for leaving him out of the discussion. As you indicated, without the addition of foregin players to the draft board, Sean Higgins still barely makes the cut. Certainly not lessening his accomplishment but also not a huge add to the program at large.
Completely agreed about the Frieder/Fisher-Beilein comparison. Having not been really around for the Johnny Orr era, I'll go ahead and say Beilein is the best basketball coach I've ever personally watched at Michigan.
My comment on Rumeal shooting free throws was a little tounge in cheek as he was basically atrocious (like you pointed out). That was more an excuse for me to post what remains one of my all time favorite sports photos, or at least the closest version I could find. I seem to remember one that was actually in black and white, taken from behind, and showed a much more clear image of the scoreboard/clock. That one is burned into my mind but I couldn't locate it on the interwebs.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Also, don't forget...||
The 1989 team had three first round draft picks. Not saying the current team does or does not but that is a pretty ridiculous stat when you think about it. Of course they weren't the only team stacked that year. They had to get by the Flyin' Illini in the Final Four...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I've never had a problem with Rumeal's free throw shooting...||
|2 years 14 weeks ago||It's been a while but that's||
It's been a while but that's how I had it in my mind as well...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Let me just say||
The patellar dislocation pretty much sucks. Especially when you shred your medial meniscus in the process. Great image showing the Q angle differences. Having an odd attachment to the patellar tendon and a similarly odd Q angle can make you a little gun shy when considering this injury...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I think we can all agree that||
I think we can all agree that Sparty isn't at top form right now, but still. This is a game they should have won if they didn't play any starters and just played the end of their bench on forward. They flat out didn't show up tonight. Must have been concerned about the decals...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Weren't some of the media||
Weren't some of the media outlets discussing this last week? I haven't heard anything since but it sounded at the time that there was a eral possibility of the MWC pulling this all together, up to and including BYU getting back with the party. You have to think after the past couple years of genuine uncertainty that the MWC would love to be one of the last ones standing.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||So nice||
I said it twice...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Close, but not quite||
Take a careful look at the Big East football roster:
UConn, Louisville, South Florida, Cincinnati, Tulane, Temple, Boise State, San Diego State, UCF, SMU, Memphis, Houston and ECU
The Big East IS Conference USA with a couple new teams thrown in the mix.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||That's a perfectly valid point||
But still, if I see them showing that effing Colorado game one more time...
I still can't watch and have to leave the room. I'm angry just typing this.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Just stumbled into a strange conundrum...||
And I guess this is as good a place to put it as any. When returning basketball players from this year's Maryland team start scrimaging recruits from the incoming classes next year and the year after, is that the ACC/Big Ten challenge?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I think you are pretty on point here||
To answer your questions near the end of your post, no and yes. I don't think this Ohio team would beat Alabama on a neutral field. I do think they could beat ND at ND. Just like I believe we should have, but credit to ND for doing what they needed to win that game. I suspect if you look at the season so far for us, Ohio, and ND, and match that up with preseason expectations based on roster/schedule/coaching predictions, the only outlier in the bunch is ND sitting there with no losses.
I think this is about as even a matchup between us and Ohio since the 2006 game and I don't see wither team getting worse in the near future. If anything, both schools are going to keep incrementally moving up in the rankings and this matchup is going to have serios national implications again.
I think we are at the very beginnings of the next great arms race between the schools and I look forward to the ride.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Replay||
I remember that game well. I hear they are showing that play again on PBS this weekend...
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Sorry||
I forgot the /s in my post. It was hyperbole to point out the stupidity of the NCAA. Valid point about Tate though.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||After reading the articles...||
I am blown away by how petty the NCAA looks in all this. Some years ago, I donated a large sum of money to the University of Michigan. In return, I was given a very exclusive gift. What I gave was tuition and they gave me a degree. I'd better hope my child never wants to play sports at Michigan or there will be sanctions...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy...|
|2 years 22 weeks ago||beat me to it||
I'd love to know if Coach Hoke thought that was tremendous or not.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||It's called "walking the dog"||
It's called "walking the dog" and it's done in every jurisdiction in America. Very good chance the defense took a bench knowing full well this wouldn't end in a conviction. Good job on their part.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Speaking as a prosecutor||
Speaking as a prosecutor here, if you haven't lost a case, you haven't tried any. I don't know a single state prosecutor with a perfect record. Most I know can't even count how many times they've lost. The system is set up for volume so it's hard to count the wins too. all you know is that you've tried a ton of cases in a short period of time.
Sometimes, your case just sucks. That doesn't mean you are allowed to shut it down. If I remember right from my time in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County receives a lot of funding for its hard stance on domestic violence and I believe there was a domestic violence aspect to this case (real or imagined). I'm going to guess that the prosecutor didn't have an option of dropping the case so it either had to be pled out or tried. If Furman can't take the plea deal and stay on the team, he can tell the state to pound sand and demand a trial. The prosecutors then put the case on and couldn't meet the burden. State loses, NG for Furman. Prosecutor picks up the next file and moves on. Happens all the time.
Believe it or not, the system worked. Prosecutors put on their evidence, the accused put on a defense, and the trier of fact found that the burden of proof was not met. End of story.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Well clearly we are going to||
Well clearly we are going to give him pants. In fact, he will get all sorts of cool gear. He'll have Tacojersey and Tacopads. Probably several Tacojackets...
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Great post.||
Very good overview for people trying to familiarize themselves with the game for the first time (and not a half bad read for those of us who have played either). Looking forward to future posts.
It's about damn time Michigan got into the big time in lax. Go Blue!