This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
|20 hours 55 min ago||Yawn||
Coach Mattison gets who he wants. Wake me up when a 5*DT isn't visiting. That'll be news.
|20 hours 58 min ago||Wake me up||
Wake me up when Gendry and Arya are ruling the kingdom with might and mercy.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Help||
I went to the website http://timetoflyemu.com/ hoping there was a paypal donation link(I was just going to throw $10 at them) but when you click the donate tab it just takes you to a posting board...Anyone know what I am doing wrong? I'd like it if the effort was front paged...EMU really is our little brother(in a good way), my wife went there, and the man crush on Mike Hart is still intact...Plus a healthy MAC makes it tougher for teams like MSU to survive.
Edit: Disregard, here is the link to donate:
|3 days 20 hours ago||Buy a house in Dundee and commute||
I've done the liveinannarbor thing and the live20minsdown23 thing...You won't miss the campus hyperinflation or the taxes, and all that you'd be missing is a parking structure away.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Thank God||
That insomnia was really getting out of hand...
|4 days 12 hours ago||I'm not in love with the away uniforms||
They could tweak those a bit and get no complaints from me...As long as they dont repeat the bumplebee vs south florida fiasco.
|4 days 14 hours ago||The Ann Atbor Police had a hand in this||
A two year reprieve from jug gallos...Well played AAPD. Maybe you can give us a break on the parking entrapment now?
|4 days 18 hours ago||Good Timmy is pretty darned good.||
I hope they only get to see good Timmy at the combine.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Come on||
They were CLEARLY Christmas tree bulbs running around. It was like a bad Wii mascot challenge or something...
|4 days 21 hours ago||I never go to click||
Was it about the Otown song or the 90's semi-porn?
|4 days 21 hours ago||Show me a guy||
Show me a guy who has never looked at porn. I'll show you a guy who has never browsed the internet.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Wow...||
Great story. The most interesting part was...You recruited for Michigan in the 90's...? I am equally impressed/jealous. No way you could share any stories of players you recruited...? And here I just thought you were just a regular fan like me. Recruiting coordinator you worked under is a bigwig down at ND now right? you guys keep in touch? Called him a chicken lately?
|6 days 12 hours ago||maybe for another year...with Big Bird's permission...||
|1 week 4 days ago||Does schedule even matter?||
They're going to go from winning two home games the entire year(both non-conference) to winning the division? Replacing a second round tailback(who was their entire offense) with a linebacker?
|1 week 4 days ago||:)||
Wait, are you serious?
|1 week 5 days ago||I saw Ohio drew Maryland||
Either way, that's a victory for the B1G.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nothing so exciting||
I follow Rotoworld_FB on twitter. It's the lazy man's ticket to ff riches. That and fantasy pros.com. For the record, Rotoworld calls Denard "An intriguing FF prospect". Might be worth a late-round flyer(my speculation, not theirs).
|1 week 6 days ago||Webber publicity is a net positive||
Even if he does air the dirty laundry, the statute of limitations on shame has expired in the two decades that have passed since. It might give some fresh material to spartan fans...which...seriously. Two decades. Children born then can drink now. More importantly, it puts Michigan basketball in the headlines. It's cool to have formers players who dominated the NBA. State has got Magic, Mateen, and freaking Drew Neitzel texting/tweeting recruits...If Webber wants to be part of the program, it can only be a positive.
|1 week 6 days ago||Lets not hang him||
Lets not hang him for crimes we think he is going to commit. As a young man, Webber might very well have reacted as you suggest. But now he is what...40? My money says we see more of the Rockey "The world aint all sunshine and rainbows" speech than the wailings of a victim. I guess we'll see.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's funny||
I was about to make a twitter update post as my fantasy football hookup brought the Denard 10-15 touches info, the Titus Young DUI/attempted theft of his mustang from the impound lot info, and I found out Chris Webber is about to publish an autobiography. Exciting times we live in.
|1 week 6 days ago||For the record||
I'd have no problems with a non-football mascot. For the kiddies. For football, I support Hugh Jackman on the sidelines...that's as far as I'm willing to go.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That makes a ton of sense...||
What with Maxwell/lolcats at QB and a linebacker at RB...What are they thinking?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If Michigan doesn't win 8 games this year||
I will eat my hat. Or Brian's. A hat of your choosing.
I bet they've got really sweet digital crack pipes though.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
My amazon card gets the most usage. And I buy darned near everything on Amazon.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lot of leaders on this team||
Loved the video...Gonna miss Trey and Tim. The NBA is stupid. That is all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That is a tough one...||
Daenerys has got more thana little fergodssakes in her...but in terms of returning to power from exile...maybe Nebraska?
Northwestern is kind of a Renly in that everyone kind of likes them and likes to hang out in his digs, but ultimately they rarely actually do anything...
I'm thinking the others=the SEC...
Maryland/Rutgers could battle it out for the Iron Islands I suppose...Although it could be said that they offer only the empty vaults of Qarth.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The others take your condescension||
At least we have cast Old Nan
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't get it||
But here is a fun exercise...
Let's say hat the B1G shares some commonalities with the houses of Game of Thrones.
Michigan would obviously be house Stark. Honor and Duty and whatnot.
Anyone have any thoughts?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As great as that is...||
We already KNEW the '13 class was going to be fantastic...
We're hungry for 2014...Come on Devin, pull the trigger!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||These are legitimate concerns||
I just don't know how to fix it. Especially if you move to 9 or 10 conference games...Do you do away with non-conference altogether? That'd make playoff selection pretty subjective...Lot of people like the idea of sending conference champions only...?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||I love Crisler Arena||
But I just cannot bring myself to care about this poll. Sorry man.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Wow||
And I thought the Maryland crash test dummie uniforms were the worst. I guess they can relax now...
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Ignorant comments aside...||
Ignorant comments from talking heads aside...Is it more politically correct to care that Jason Collins is gay, or not to care? Because I thought I was okay wandering through life completely oblivious to the fact that Jason Collins even existed. My initial reaction to the news was....so? Does that make me a bad person? This has been all over the TV and radio all day, and there are two threads here...Should I care? Because honestly I'm getting a little sick of hearing about it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sports curses||
Sports curses have been part of sports culture since the first leather ball was inflated.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There's still more evidence||
There is still more evidence for the WHC. That year UM swept MSU in basketball for the first time in...? They still haven't won in Crisler. They haven't advanced past the sweet 16. Michigan is pulling down 5* recruits and Izzo is reaching for 3*'s...Their most hated rival makes the NCAA Final...There may be something to this, Karma is a !?$&@.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Glad to hear Payne is back||
They will not advance past the Sweet 16. The wonders hall curse lives on.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maurice Jones Drew is pretty good||
"Maurice Jones-Drew told NFL Network he plans to be at full speed "by probably the end of May, beginning of June." Jones-Drew is still rehabbing from a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot that required surgery in December" "
Jones-Drew had at least 1,600 total yards in each of his previous three seasons before 2012 when he held out of training camp and ultimately got hurt after six games. Some will be afraid to draft the 28-year-old but most owners should go ahead and consider Jones-Drew a Top 15 running back for now, making him worth a pick between 20th and 30th overall in drafts assuming he is a full participant in Jags camp. That seems to be on pace to happen. ""
MJD is getting a little long in the tooth...shortly Denard may be their best RB
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So it is official...||
Denard should pull down what...$450,000 this year? He sure deserves it. Give em hell Denard!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||ASUS||
Your best value is most likely going to be an ASUS. ASUS produces a lot of computers that other manufacturers rebrand. Price out computers at bestbuy.com writing down the processor and video card(or which integrated video) then see where each fits in the hierarchy at tomshardware.com. Dont buy based on brand, buy based on processor/video card vs cost. Oh, and make sure it has a HDMI out...You'll be surprised how much content you end up streaming to the TV.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Looking forward to the meltdown||
If Payne leaves...That is their post scoring and rebounding...What is their identity next year?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||10:30 ESPN|
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Diamond in the rough.||
J/K...Glad you dont have to eat your hat...who knows where that thing has been?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Very much unlike MD||
They recruit locally...and pretty well.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hail to the Conquering||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Damn||
I was hoping for a "gut feeling". I would literally do a happy dance regardless of location or circumstance.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Devin Booker||
Sam Webb just wrote an article stating that Coach Beilein "Struck a chord" with Devin Booker. Duke just filled their SG slot. Kentucky just offered him. Anybody read the scout article and want to drop some cryptic hints?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Good to see Darius producing||
The Lakers are running out of options.
I still hold out hope that Deshawn makes it back to the states(and the league). I'd still argue he has the best UM pro game since JC. Just hasn't gotten a shot for some reason.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's only tied for the worst class at MSU||
They also brought in a couple of 3stars in 2005. I hope it is a trend that continues. Recruits have pretty short memories. Lot of weight on Appling's shoulders to advance past the Sweet 16 this year.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Meh||
Glazed doughnuts really aren't a bad choice...Compared to something like a bagel or the delicious eggs hash browns sausage hangover combo...Wash it down with a carton of skim milk and a pinch of benefibre and you're probably hitting most of your nutritional benchmarks...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So is Hoke paying for these?||
Because what...20,000 doughnuts? Times how many noon games? That isn't going to be cheap.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Those are pretty okay actually||
But like you say, I dont know a lot about Jags/Dolphins tradition where I would be morally outraged.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hell yes||
You get dave to sell me tickets to UTL for $40 and I will sit right next to uou for six hours. Gotta warn you, I'm a snorer.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Let me put it to you like this||
If YOU care more, get in line early. If you dont, show up late and sit in the nosebleeds. I feel like making a diagram...No, all the people who care will not be able to do their studying in line(although it sure would pass the time). However, MOST of the people willing to give their time to Hokeville will be those who care whether Michigan wins or loses.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Just a heads up||
No intelligent discussion ever started with "What are you, a moron?"
It removes the credibility of everything you say after, because you're broadcasting off the bat that you are incapable of considering a point of view different than your own.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||U mean people who care more are going to get better seats?||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I read something||
I read something on the football twitter about it being "Denard Robinson's first episode of Car Wash" on ESPN First take @10 or 10:30...Is this going to be a regular thing? Did anyone see it?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Birdman taking his talents to...||
NTMiami. By all accounts he was an excellent teammate. I hope he gets tons of playing time. Wish him the best.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Blue Ribbons||
Blue ribbons for everyone. We don't keep score around here. You are all winners.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I am confused by||
I am confused by your *hug a terrorist" policy. While my language was admittedly blunt, the sentiment expressed was hardly controversial. Dude killed a little kid...amongst others. You have lost 500 respect points on my ledger.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Just find a house with the lights off||
You've got a 20+% chance it's vacant. Squat as long as you like!
There is an acceptable hotel in Milan, and several in Dundee. Both offer exceptional value and are but a short drive down '23.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Dude's two seasons||
Dudes two seasons of fame ended a couple of years ago...Why do we care what he has to say again?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure we've all had that thought||
But aside from the sub-human spartan trash that overran campus during the Rodriguez years,...It's there or the bathtub man. If its my time, I guess I'd rather go out in the big house.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Seems elite for a walk on||
But a stretch for a scholly....Either way...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Sounded like pained noises||
Is Desmond cured?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Basketball||
I bet football loses a couple games but gets an elite bowl because This is Michigan...and gets beat.
Michigan basketball loses somewhere in the final 4.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Cue the McGary/GR3 appreciation thread!||
We love you guys! Thanks for staying!
We love the University and all it's teams, it's just terrific when you see a couple of elite athletes who feel the same way.
Those Who Stay Will Be Champions!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Pleasebetruepleasebetruepleasebetrue||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wow...||
He says he doesn't have a leader, but he mentioned Michigan first =)
Go on and get em Mr. Beilein.
Thats the beautiful thing about recruiting. A lot of these kids didn't even watch college basketball before Darius and Tim Hardaway Jr...
They don't know what the program has been through...and thank God for that =)
|4 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
Does this open up a scholarship for Gavin Schilling?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Good luck Tim||
It was a hell of a run.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Look at what Tim has accomplished for Michigan.||
Three tournament appearances.
Whatever he decides, he doesn't owe us anything. But if he stays, and Michigan makes another run...
They're going to have to hang his jersey up next to Trey's.
That's a legacy.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Say it with me||
Let's stay blue! Let's stay blue! Let's stay blue!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Good effort||
But something about the letter geometry...It just isn't flattering.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Lots of conflicting reports||
Reports that a dark skinned man with a foreign accent tried to get into restricted area minutes before explosion.
Other reports of security cameras showing a man pulling items from a backpack and placing them in garbage cans.
Supposedly Saudi National under guard at hospital "suspicious" in flight from explosion, a civilian tackled and detained him.
Supposedly they're questioning a female doctor, also a Saudi National, who denies any involvement.
Reports that they are pulling nails and ball bearings out of victims. Likely packed in the IED's.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Did we ever figure out||
How to look at the second page of the mgoboard on an iPad? Won't let me open in a new tab like windows...?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Don't really have a problem with it||
While I could see Ohio trying to lessen the "I hope Tressel doesn't fire ME" fiasco...Nobody is trying to pretend that schools don't benefit greatly(from a financial and prestige standpoint) when they succeed athletically.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Devin Booker||
I understand that Harris and Devin Booker are pretty good friends...I wonder how much this helps us...?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||On the next episode of The Blockhams||
Desmond(sporting a backwards ball cap): Sorry to hear about Drake Harris, he would have been a huge recruit for you guys.
Bump(In his throwback Charles Rogers jersey): What a bunch of crap. I bet if he'd wanted to compete for a championship in BASKETball he would have picked MSU
(Last shot from behind, we see that Desmond has put his arm around Bump's shoulder, and it is revealed that Desmond is wearing his Final 4 hat)
Desmond: You got me there old buddy. You got me there.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Best recruiting story ever.||
Great player, and I know he was just being honest...But few have ever put the knife in spartie's gut and turned it this way and that like Drake Harris. Nothing hurts as much as destroying someone's illusions. Well done young man.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Prayers for his family||
He was a funny, funny man.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Those who stay...||
I'd feature Lewan and each of the starters who return to the basketball team, hopefully riding a foursie with McGary trailing behind on a unicycle.
Edit: You've almost got to put Spike in the basket too...with Kate Upton? Would that be too busy?
What do you think Six Zero, can you make it happen?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||UMhoops is great||
They get the interview footage and transcripts up amazingly quick. It's always the first stop when you want to re-live the game the morning after. And his previews are very very analytical...You will get your full dose of Pomeroy and advanced statistics to be sure...
But let's face it...the writing has improved drastically, but it's still dry and devoid of style. If Dylan had hired Ace instead of Brian, umhoops would be everyone's go-to...But he didn't, and it isn't.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going||
Last year I snuck away from the wife and newborns and wore my Big Ten Championship hat and Tim Hardaway was nice enough to sign it as he was walking into the PDC. I didn't know what to say, so I just thanked him for staying.
This year I'll be wearing my Final Four hat...And carrying a sharpie just in case.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That is good to hear||
I love football too, but yeah...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's not as far-Fetched as you would think|
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Crumple a few dollar bills between your fingers||
Let them fall out as you shake his hand...
Insert witty quip here...so many ways you can go with it...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Best of luck to Tim||
He was a great representative of our University in Maize and Blue. He'll be a great representative for us in the NBA. Hail to the Victors! Give em hell Tim!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's too funny||
I still think Denard could be a great running back in the NFL...
I guess he might be a great receiver instead.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You liked that too?||
Looks like Jabrill deleted the tweet, then threw up the link
I finally had time to figure out who Gary Harris reminds me of...
Stop shaving that unibrow young man, it worked for Anthony Davis AND my main man Oscar.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Jabrill Peppers||
Jabrill Peppers(5*CB). Recently tweeted that Michigan and Stanford are similar academically, but their attendance is not so similar. I like our chances there.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I just don't get the "weak draft" thing||
If all the talented underclassmen come out this year, won't next year's draft be even weaker? Who are the superstars coming out next year that they should be worried about?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes it sucks to be employed.||
Somebody start a Hail To The Victors for me. I'll get you back next time.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||This really isn't our place.||
If Michigan is fortunate enough to win tonight...I really don't care what happens after that. Have a beer with your friends. Have an orgy on the diag. Just make it memorable. Days like this don't come around very often.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||.|
|6 weeks 1 day ago||4. Not a bad seat in the house||
Crisler isn't that big, and the scorecube is huge(100% viewable with no border). Its really an ideal venue for something like this.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I guess they are holding||
I guess they are keeping the maize rage and orange whatever in the same holding room...with no TV. Still wish I was there to root them on. Come on blue, one at a time! You got this.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Same sad story||
Had planned to show my buddy and his niece around campus(w/my kids). Caught a whiff approaching the diag...Right back to the car. I'm sure my wife will forgive me...some day. For some reason I thought this usually occurred later in the year?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks man||
Those were some memories...B-Rob and his go go gadget arms. The heavy-handed Horton suspension that ruined an entire year. Lester's shoulder and what could have been. Courtney Sims, who collected more marginal traveling calls than any player in college basketball history. Dion Harris's ankle in the year that should have been Amaker's breakout. That 06-07 year with no point guard(some kid that transferred to Army?) when they beat state with no discernable talent whatsoever...
It was filled with hope and misery, but it has made these last two years all the sweeter.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
This was discussed at length in the YagoColas thread, "An open letter to Chris Webber".
People want to blame Chris Webber because our program wasn't very good for a while. Again, the Ed Martin scandal did cost us. One year of post-season play and a sholarship. But the decade of shitty coaching, the shitty facilities, and the non-existant marketing...That was Bill Martin's fault.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That's almost as arrogant||
Almost as arrogant as DFAing Louisville...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Hail to the Victors Valiant||
Hail to the Conquering Heroes.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Watching the Minnesota press conference||
Richard Pitino is a pretty impressive guy. Says they're going to press on every possession. I went on the record that they were pretty stupid to fire Tubby...But this kid might work out for them.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you Ace||
Your writing is my favorite part of this blog. I wish I had been aware of your blog back in the day. We are very fortunate to have two really special teams like this back to back. What exciting times we live in.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry, I will remember next time||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Good for them||
This likely means good things for Hardaway's draft status. His dad is a scout, if anyone knows where he will be drafted its Tim Hardaway.
Enter the "this is driving a wedge into the team" media vomit, when in reality they've probably been talking about this amongst their teammates for months...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
I'm sure you know more about his draft stock than Tim Hardaway Sr.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If we lose to Syracuse...||
Insert idle threat here.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I get it.||
Our program was pretty bad for a long time, and you want to blame Chris Webber for that.
And the Ed Martin scandal did cost us. One year of post-season play and a sholarship. But you want to blame all the rest of it on him too. The shitty coaching. The shitty facilities. The non-existant marketing. None of that had anything to do with Chris Webber. There is one man to blame for that. And he never played ball for Michigan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want to bring this up||
But lets compare what Webber did to say...Frank Clark. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8192839/michigan-wolverines-de-frank-clark-suspended-arrest
I don't hear anybody booing when he steps out on the field. I just googled "Frank Clark apologizes" and didn't get any relevant hits. These are KIDS we are talking about in both cases...Is what Webber did worse?
I really don't think so.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously?||
"I hope his fanaticism doesn't lead to inappropriate benefits (e.g. grades) for the basketball players. Seems like he doesn't think it was a big deal when Webber took those benefits, so why would he think it's a problem here?"
You're questioning the man's professional ethics because of his opinion on a sports blog. Very very RCMB my man.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want to burst your bubble Herm||
But GR3, Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Mitch McGary...these are elite recruits. There is a non-zero chance (approaching 100%) that one or more of them was offered an impermissible benefit of some sort at one time or another. Wiuld you be this quick to throw them under the bus?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Shut up Nucky||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||We've done our penance||
I really think it is okay to enjoy the Fab 5. I mean, the University all but abandoned the program for a decade(Thanks Bill). Other programs laugh at our self-inflicted wounds.
Look at our current opponent. Jim Boeheim is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball. Guess what: same thing that happened here in the early 90's happened there.
Hell, they're under a major investigation RIGHT NOW
We need to stop punishing ourselves for stuff that happened before our current team was born. You got time for some light reading?
And Syracuse's program has been just fine, thank you. Bottom line, Michigan basketball has done its time. If putting a Chris Webber billboard on '75 is going to help recruiting, I'm all in. Kids have done and will continue to do worse things than take money. I'm all done trying to crucify him for it.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Those were the best||
The main problem is the Adidas clima-lite material. I'm sure it's light and it keeps them springtime fresh, but it's thin, it doesn't lay right, and it doesn't look as cool as the cheap cotton-poly blend.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The uniforms are pretty awful this year||
With their awesome 80's era Kmart graphix(I think I had a fade-to-white trapper keeper like that) but really, what does it matter? The blue ones are somewhat less offensive, as they generally are for all sports.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I would prefer||
I would prefer that he and Bacari work on his post moves so that Michigan can return to the final four next year and tear up the nba after that. But that's just me.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Has he really?||
In the last 6 years, he's had four 5* players and ten 4* players...they should be making the damned final four every year. If he was self-actualizing those players, do you think there'd be more than a glorified mascot playing in the nba from those loaded teams?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
I think this is a winnable game...Please let Michigan show up.
I'm sure the coaches and players wont see it this way, but whatever happens
They've already won.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I've never really understood this "governing by fear"||
I've never really understood this "governing by fear" style of coaching. I questioned it when hewhoshallnotbenamed was stalking the sidelines. I question it when I see Brian Kelly, Bo Pellini, or Tom Izzo fit like spoiled children on the bench(and often spilling out on the floor). It's called self-control fellas.
I am so glad we have the anti-Rice on our sidelines. I mean, you go up and miss a breakaway dunk that would have won the game against Savannah State...Are you going to perform better when you return to this in the huddle...
Telling you you ruined everything for everybody? And then telling the media the exact same thing? Or would you perform better returning to this guy
Telling you you've got them exactly where you want them. The second option seemed to work better for Novak, as he promptly went out and nailed the three that buried them.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||As much as I enjoyed Brian's trolling on the subject||
And as hard as I've been grinding the spartans at work...
Cant we put Izzo in the Drew Sharp/Mike Valenti category? I really dont need to know when the douchebag has a loose stool...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Very nice||
Does anyone have a link to the recruiting video they showed at Crisler at halftime of the Indiana game? The one with newspaper clippings through the years and such? I'm sure its on the mgoblue site somewhere, but I cant seem to find it...
|6 weeks 6 days ago||For the record||
I support that idea as well.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Those scoreboards were made for this type of thing.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||New $5 footlong||
They're calling it a Michigan Club. Layers of jackrabbit and jayhawk, topped with loosemeat gator and ram crumbles. It'll be crazy.
In all seriousness, this is our week. When you pass someone in Michigan gear, throw up the high five. Random expressions of joy aren't just acceptable this week...they're called for.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That's funny||
I had the exact same thought. Between firing Mason in football, and Tubby in Basketball this has got to be the dumbest athletic department in America. Tubby was the ONLY factor lending Minnesota basketball credibility. Good luck recruiting now. A perennial NIT contender is born.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Amadou Ba||
Seriously though...Do they have Mike Hart?
I've got a soft spot for Daniel Horton and Graham Brown. Stu and Zack too. 18 months size please(got to leave some room to grow).
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Burkefest all day||
In '84 Isiah Thomas scored 16 points in the last 94 seconds against the Knicks to send a first-round playoff game to overtime. The Pistons ended up losing that game though...So this one was better.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wouldn't mind Brandon||
Wouldn't mind Dave getting a little "Trey for POY" campaign going. Sure wouldn't hurt the brand.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Burkefest.||
Hard to say what was the greatest...But in terms of improbable comebacks, this one takes the cake. Braylonfest has got nothing on Burkefest.
Question: What did you have for Burkefest?
Answer: Seared Jayhawk and a tall glass of Izzo's tears.
Be sure to stop by for Brunch tomorrow. We're serving gator. It'll be crazy.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I was at UTL||
Fantastic comeback, fantastic atmosphere, magical night. But If we're to be honest, neither of those teams had a shot at a national title. The winner of Burkefest....It may be one in 8(or a little worse). But it's a shot.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Here's to you Derrick Nix||
With any luck he'll be the last spartan to finish his career with a .500 record against Michigan. Whether he was eating his way out of a scholarship, picking a fight with Draymond Green, grabbing Cody Zeller's junk, throwing a towel at Appling in the huddle, getting arrested for stoned driving-getting named captain and starting the next game, laughing publicly when people suggested he should go to class, throwing a fit and leaving the team...He encompasses everything it is to be a spartan. Here is to you Derrick Nix.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like a 2:20 game time||
Get your popcorn ready.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||So tempted to make an Adrian Payne comment here...||
Not going to do it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's not over||
Weren't we down 7 with 3 to go?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||NCAA||
Nobody Cares in Ann Arbor. Watching FGCU here.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You don't want to make Mitch angry...||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Best. Game. Ever.|
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, my bad||
I'm afraid my R&B ignorance has cast me in a bad light. In the future I will refrain from posting stuff this far out of my "zone of knowledge". Thanks for setting me straight.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Google .gifs aside...||
Outside of Vegas, where can you put money on a game? Is online betting legal? Do they have sportsbooks in the Detroit casinos? I am totally ignorant. Seems relevant to the thread. Somebody educate me.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You win||
That is hands down the most clever retort anyone has ever offered for my grammatical errors. Thanks for the mythology lesson. You're still not getting Briseis back.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I hope the winner gets beat||
In the next round.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That's just a thing||
Hoping the end is in the beginning is in the end.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||While I agree with your sentiment||
Kansas is a great team(In a shitty conference), but your statement is pretty weak sauce. Kansas also battled Western Kentucky to a near draw about a week ago. The same Western Kentucky that got swept by Middle Tennessee. I think Kansas is terrific, but at the same time if they played in the B1G I dont know that you'd see that #1 by their name in the bracket. Maybe you would. But there is a reason they are the only team in that conference still playing basketball. Now there are a lot of seniors on that team, and that mitigates things to some extent...But bottom line it's tough to say what is going to happen on Friday.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Here is the article you're||
Here is the article you're referring to.
He's got Louisville around a 30%, Florida around 20%, Indiana aournd 10%, and a whole lot of teams in the same boat with Michigan. In Louisville vs the field, I'm still taking the field at higher than 70%...I dont see them getting there.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I paid through the nose for a 4s case||
Saw the one with the inner yellow rubber case and the outer plastic winged helmet design online, couldn't order it anywhere...Finally saw it at mden on Main, had to have it($40).
|8 weeks 3 days ago||For sure||
Things are slowing down a bit around here(kids just turned 1). I was going to throw something together for SDST/VCU but Ace was so quick with his previews it didn't feel like we needed a "way too early" preview.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||My quest||
My quest for the perfect bracket died when Valpo lost.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Fantastic game||
FGCU white men CAN jump. Exhibit A of why I love the NCAA tournament. How much fun was that?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||My feelings were summed up in an Amaker era article||
An article in the print Wolverine(Yes I got that back in the day, judge me if you will) In which Martin said, "If [basketball recruits] care about facilities, they won't come to Michigan.".
This from our athletic director. And he was employed for 5 or 6 years after that.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Really happy for Tommy||
He had a rough go of it here, but through it all he exhibited the class you would expect from a Michigan coach. Fuck Bill Martin. Go Blue, and go Crimson!
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||I seem to remember||
I seem to remember a team that you don't seem to think has a chance coming back pretty well against your team on the road and beating them in Crisler. Wisconsin is playing well. they held you guys to 50 points...Think they led for a good bit of the game. Didn't PSU beat them in Madison? Basketball is a crazy game. I wouldn't be surprised if OSU won it all either.
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Don't get me wrong, I'm not picking Michigan||
But there's no Kentucky this year...Literally and figuratively. Has anybody got odds better than 5-1?
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Probably||
Because their teams are composed of well-coached 4 and 5 star athletes...?
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||I think Michigan makes it to the second weekend||
After that...who knows who will be left? I give Michigan even odds against Kansas...Probably even odds every matchup after that. Don't really see the handwringing over VCU....You really think they're going to turn Trey over? Pessimistic is Sweet 16, optimistic is elite 8, nobody would be surprised if Michigan won it all.
You guys seem to think NCAA officiating is even lazier than B1G officiating. Got news for you: Nobody allows more holding, grabbing and pushing than the B1G. Other B1G teams are going to have to adjust to that, while Michigan has been playing low-contact throughout. GR3 is not going to believe how EASY it is to get to the rim. How much more effective Beilein's offense will be.
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||Losing to Ohio was one thing||
If Michigan loses in the first weekend I will eat my hat. South Dakota State could be THE most athletically limited team in the tourney. Poor man's Arkansas doesn't exactly scare me either. After playing a full B1G schedule, I do not think Michigan will believe how easy it is to score on these guys. I'm looking for something in the range of a 90-60 win. Maybe 75-60 over VCU/Akron.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I hear you||
I think you can be a casual fan of both programs, but once you reach the fan level of the outcome of a game affecting the rest of your day...There can be only one.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I think there could be a problem||
With athletes and sexual aggression, Does the extra testosterone that makes one a great athlete make one more likely to commit an act of sexual violence? Or maybe the "look the other way" culture of athletics? At any rate, as much as this topic has popped up (namely at MSU, OSU, ND and even here). Someone should probably take some pro-active steps to counsel these guys when they step on campus.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Graham Couch is my new favorite spartan||
This asshat writes for the Lansing State Journal. He implies that Drake Harris is "feeble minded" and "must-stare-at-his-cellphone-every-free-second-for-stimulation". No rotten grapes there. Way to show off that spartan class Graham. He goes off on some delusional rant about how MSU is just as likely to win a National Championship as UM and OSU...It's pretty funny stuff, you'd think it was straight out of RCMB...
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||Between that||
and their most famous law school grad being convicted of 40 some counts...Rough day for couches...
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||No||
I'm pretty sure it is good news anyway
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||This story can go away now||
You guys are seriously surprised when an Izzo disciple acts like a little bitch? Status quo. Looking forward to the day Oladipo and Zeller go pro, and this guy goes back to making sweet love to Roseanne Barr.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Boy Meets||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wouldn't it be easier||
To just hack EA's Facebook/website and declare Denard the winner by all of the points?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Looking forward to a great game on Sunday.||
This is how it should be. If you want to BE the best, you've got to Beat the best.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I believe it was something about||
Still being a part of Jabari Parker's life, no matter what...
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I said I had a bad feeling about the last game...||
And Michigan won...Maybe I should pick Purdue. Naw, I think groveling is the answer. Please God(diety, universe, etc) Let Michigan win. By 20. By a point in double overtime. I care not. Just let Michigan win.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Semifinals tomorrow||
God willing, Championship game on Sunday. I couldn't care less about b10 tournament seeding...Back to back championships in the best league in the country...That would be one heck of a legacy for Trey Burke to leave at the University of Michigan. Come on blue, you've got this.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Whatever it was||
The people in the front row thought it was hilarious.
I choose to believe Tim told him to get the F off his court.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||OT: Any news||
Any news on Gardner's redshirt?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I guess that's good...||
But did you see that Iron Man 3 trailer? SICK!!!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Woo hoo||
Not sure whether to go with Beaker ode to joy or get all Upton in here...I guess I'll just go with...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Took me a while||
I was still suffering from PTSD from the Breslin experience...guess I couldn't talk about it till this mornin. Our seats were baseline nosebleeds. I'm determined to keep going back until we get another W in that Festering sinkhole.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I feel your pain||
Small children leave little time for the interwebs. I dont think I would ever try to be a moderator. Must be so hard to try to be impartial. At any rate, you didn't seem like a douche. So there's that.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats||
Having attended both games(in Breslin and Crisler) I thought I would share my experiences.
First that which I dont want to admit. There were a lot more spartans in Crisler than wolverines in Breslin. Can't say as I blame those of you that abstained...who really wants to spend time in Lansing if they dont have to? And during the course of the game...Breslin was louder. Crisler started rocking in the end, but the old argument stands...If you're only going to make noise AFTER something good has happened, you aren't likely to see a lot of good things*climbs off of soapbox*
On with the highlights: he who laughs last...
And words just cannot express everything Michigan basketball has going for it. Just look at Crisler. A two story waterfall,
giant touchscreens where you can play freaking kinect basketball(I kid you not),
displays for the '97 National Championship and the Heisman Trophy...You walk into Breslin, and this is what you see...
Dingy cracked cement and cinderblock...the place looks like a fallout shelter built in the 80's.
Then we got to our actual seats...
Nice eh? Do you like the silver and green pompoms? Because those are their colors...wait...aren't they gold and green? I'll get back to you on that. As for the Heisman trophy...yeah, you're never going to see that in East Lansing. At any rate, if you're looking at basketball from an "arms race" perspective...MSU had better sink some money into their program...and soon.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||I do t care if he starts||
But I think you're hurting the team if you don't find 30 minutes for him.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||True or false:||
Late in the second half, did Tim tell Izzo to get the f off his court?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Weird feeling||
There is probably as much reason for hope as any time in the last 15 years...But yeah, impending doom is the feeling in my stomach. Hope I am wrong.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You win some you lose some||
If you haven't figured out Bo Ryan made a deal with the devil yet...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Basketball will always be #1 for me||
When you've rooted for Josh Aselin...and you've watched what they've become...It's one of the great underdog stories in sports as far as I'm concerned. If we get a Disney ending this year someone may mess around and try to write a book.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Need 2 together for Northwestern||
Willing to go $100/ticket
need to pick them up this morning around Ann Arbor/Detroit or tomorrow in Chicago/Evanston.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I was with you||
Until this invitation to kiss your hiney. Seriously, I like your stuff, but if you're looking for positive reinforcement you should probably get a dog.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously||
The blood of everyone douchebag kills is on her hands now.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Let's say you're Mike Hart||
you know he could deliver a stack of LOI's(he believes hard, graduated a living legend, and had a cup of coffee in the league...you can't buy that credibility) but is he better off moving up the food chain at a low-pressure place like EMU, or getting his foot in the door on his dream staff where upward mobility is going to be limited and competitive?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Damn||
Andrea went all 'Merican History X on 'em
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Somebody call the waaaambulance...||
I know it has been a rough day coach Izzo, but I don't think you need to take it out on poor Seth. We like a little quirk with our meat and taters around here. Maybe you should give Mateen a call, you guys can have a good cry.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Slightly OT|
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||Week off will help||
I tend to think the defense will revert to average when granted a week to rest, heal, and gain competency. The team has certainly shown that they are not superhuman ass-kicking robots. I still tend to think they are Better than the very average B1G team we watched this week. Time will tell.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I miss||
Stu and Zack
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Jmo looks good||
Some kind of sleeve on left leg...jumping on it / shooting around
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Just found my seat.||
What a dump. Dinghy concrete abounds.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats man!||
This one may or may not be of use to you...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Booker and Harris||
So... If you're a fan of both...Where do you want Devin Booker to go to school? Or Drake Harris? I mean, you must acKnowledge that success for one school occurs at the detriment of the other. I suppose it is possible to be a fan of both if A. You just don't give it a lot of thought OR B. You just aren't very bright.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||That's funny||
During Sam Webb's signing day show he kept trying to get the Michigan coaches to give some advice to Dantonio, so he might do better next time. They wouldn't bite. Sounds like Meyer heard the broadcast too.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Not to sound like a broken record||
But seriously, get your tickets to EL now. Prices are going to get astronomical in a hurry.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Only good part of 300||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Nobody is overlooking Wisconsin||
They way they defend and take the air out of the ball, they can "variance" you to death. Every possession is going to be Uber-valuable, and I think McGary's motor is going to be KEY in that game.
I only highlighted the state game at this time because acquiring tickets(as well as making travel plans) can be a time-sensitive and price fluctuating enterprise, and I felt that as the next "home-like" game on the schedule, a lot more people would be willing/able to attend the state game(I am sure there is readership in Wisconsin, but I'm guessing that average proximity to Lansing is going to be higher).
On top of that...F sparty.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Because it is reasonable that everyone is going to load up in the car and drive to Madison...
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I am in no way complaining about officiating||
That was as fair a game as I have seen called in Bloomington. (which admittedly is saying very little) But when you are clutching grabbing and holding as much as Indiana is allowed to do on their home court...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||That was my reaction||
Ole Miss hardly has a monopoly on sorority girls...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Great work Ace!||
This is very reassuring...But I'll still feel better when JMO is back in there making opposing coaches crazy. Fantastic analysis anyway, #mgoblogrxcellence