a terrible blight on our fine country
|16 hours 49 min ago||I think he's gotten better at turnovers||
Yeah I know he had two on Saturday...he's got to do better holding onto the ball when he gets sacked (though that was a 4th down play so the impact was minimal). And I'm sure he wants to take back that across-the-body dangerous throw that led to the INT, even though it wasn't directly his fault that Houma bobbled the ball to an opposing defender.
|19 hours 14 min ago||Especially||
Since it happened on what looked like a ho hum play. Thought oh maybe he just rolled his ankle...nope. Major bummer.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I would say||
How bad Texas is. TCU barely beat Texas a Tech a week ago. Texas should have at the very least given TCU a game, even if they still lost by double digits.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Some of it has to be Chesson.||
He has had opportunities but has yet to show any ability to catch a ball downfield. At least one of his attempts he got a hand on it and I'd argue should have been caught.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Fucking refs||
Invalid fair catch signal my ass.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Guess we shouldn't be surprised||
This team still has quite a bit of Brady Hoke in them. Especially on the road.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Rudock doing his best Denard impression||
Nice. (Denard would have scored of course lol)
|2 days 14 hours ago||Congrats||
You won the challenge and got 2 1-2 yards. Can we just play football now?
|2 days 14 hours ago||Oh hi BTN2Go||
Nice of you to show me the fucking game finally.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Ok seriously BTN||
What the fuck.
|3 days 2 hours ago||BYU||
BYU is completely dominating the stat sheet. Problem is they cant get out of their own way...poorly timed penalties, bad turnovers, missed field goals, dropped TD passes.
|3 days 17 hours ago||That's not true!||
They got to see Denver play last Monday.
|4 days 16 hours ago||This||
The BTN is not dumb...Michigan games are its cash cow. It will be on TV, people. Relax.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Now that I think about it...||
They should have included the play that got them over 100 yards for the game. And then flashed "OVER 100 YARDS!" On the screen. Clearly that was the highlight of the game for them on offense.
|5 days 16 hours ago||He would have held a town hall||
And sent LochDawg to run it. And THEN completely ignore all student input.
|5 days 16 hours ago||...||
....Well, they did technically shut out Michigan for a half. So there's that. I guess.
|6 days 11 hours ago||What a difference a year makes.||
The season was totally and utterly over after that demoralizing Minnesota game and Morris debacle. I'm one of those who cling on till the last moment before jumping ship on a coach or team, and yet 5 games into the season it was totally clear Hoke was a dead man walking...conversations were had about what he needed to do to keep his job, but the odds of that were always extremely low given how the first 5 games played out. The rest of the season was sleepwalking. Losses were just shrugs. Wins were sludgefart wins. It was sad. The Michigan season was objectively DONE after one single conference game.
|1 week 18 hours ago||They're not targeting him anymore!||
CJ actually bailed Stafford out many times. But...Stafford isn't getting him the ball nearly enough. What happened to "throw it up in the general vicinity of CJ and see if he can catch it"? Remember when Stafford's problem was throwin it to CJ too much? That's been the Lions best play the last few years...and right now CJ is being severely underutilized, all in the name of "respect the run".
|1 week 18 hours ago||The Lions are so fucking dumb||
How the dick do you let a guy behind you on 4th and 1 with 13 seconds left in a half? I get that you want to defend the first down and prevent a FG attempt, but a TD is absolutely unacceptable in that situation. Take away that TD and the Lions had a real chance to win.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Not to mention||
They had a complete lack of urgency until it was too late. And even then they got to the redzone and somehow only targeted the Endzone once (the commentators were openly mocking them too...hey guys, you're down by 12 and there's a minute left, if you're trying to score you need to stop dinking it 5 yards every pass!)
|1 week 1 day ago||Who the hell calls plays for the Lions?||
This offense lacks imagination. Oh hey I have an idea! Let's run the ball on 1st down again! Yeah, respect the run. Or something. OH hey, it gained 1 yard. WOO! Let's run again! Minus two yards. 3rd and long...well I suppose it's time to pass now, eh?
Borges would be proud.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ah, ok.||
Well that would explain things, wouldn't it? Why do they even bother with the coaches poll anyway?
|1 week 1 day ago||Also dumb.||
Arizona, after a humiliating loss at home against UCLA, still received almost as many votes as Michigan did.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow.||
Why in the flying fuck is Oregon still ranked?
|1 week 1 day ago||One of those was a pick 6||
So you can't fault the defense for those points, since, well, it wasn't their fault. Hence 17 points.
|1 week 2 days ago||No...||
But I hope it does. I want NW to beat Minnesota next week so that they can roll into the Big House as a ranked opponent...we could be potentially looking at a top-25 matchup in two weeks if that happens (assuming M is ranked and also beats Marylang, of course). Which would be fun.
|1 week 2 days ago||Also turnovers||
Gobs and gobs of turnovers.
|1 week 2 days ago||Plus||
At some point it's a player's responsibility to know better. 4th and 16, late in game, up by 31 points? Dude, just don't do it. Harbaugh puts a lot of trust in his players...sometimes they make bad decisions. Harbaugh will no doubt correct it. But I'm not seeing some sort of huge coaching failure here.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not me||
If BYU wants to start talking shit the best possible response is "hey dude, scoreboard."
|1 week 2 days ago||I was||
I was irrationally upset they didn't get the shutout last week. Clearly the D was more upset than me. BYU was worn out, sure, but even still this was a dominant, beyond impressive performance. Held them to 100 yards of offense? I mean...
|1 week 2 days ago||SHUTOUT||
|1 week 2 days ago||I think||
I think it's 31-0 and our defense is dominating, Rudock is being extra careful not to turn the ball over and manage the clock. A little too conservative, sure, but again...it's 31-0.
|1 week 2 days ago||Weird||
No idea if that should be a flag or not. Whatevs. Guess it's ok since M got a few shaky penalties go in their favor in the 1st half.
|1 week 4 days ago||Rudock||
Rudock isn't the only one adjusting...the whole team around him is also adjusting. His WRs are largely unproven on top of learning a new system with a new coach. So Rudock doesn't have the luxury of learning in a place where everyone else is well-established, like Vernon Adams at Oregon.
|1 week 5 days ago||Dumpster Fire?!? Hyperbole, much?||
A dumpster fire is starting Shane Morris against Minnesota when you have a healthy 5th year QB on the bench and Morris struggles mightily all game long (seriously go look at his stat line...7/19 for 49 yards. Again, that's a 37% completion rate at 2.58 YPA. The fucking coaches should know better that Gardner, for all his struggles, was CLEARLY the better option.)
Than he gets injured, then incomprehensibly is left in the game, then is moved out of the pocket on his bum ankle to be vulnerable to a hit which left him with a probable mild concussion, then is put back in the game because nobody apparently saw this obvious potentially head-wringing hit.
THAT is a dumpsetr fire.
A dumpster fire would likely have been what Michigan would have looked like with Hoke as head coach and Shane Morris as literally the only viable option as a starting QB.
Rudock is a lot of things, but not a dumpster fire. For all his shortcomings thusfar (and there have been plenty), the dude has still completed 60+% of his passes every game and only been sacked once. Despite being on campus for barely 2 months. That hardly describes dumpster fire to me,
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Eh, not necessarily||
It could also be Harbaugh throwing the press off the scent. He knows that the last thing they need is an open-media QB controversy, especially how early in the season it is. It won't be a controversy until Morris is actually put in the game if ever), and I appreciate that very much in contrast to what happened last year.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||YASSSS||
"I sense sometimes the questions to compare and be divisive, so I’m quick to turn those off"
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||You know||
This is the sort of thing that completely justified Bacon's saying, "Michigan fans aren't happy unless they're unhappy".
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Yup||
Feeling less confident about BYU for sure, but I still never came away with anything other than "ask again later" in terms of micro-panic over Rudock.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That is true||
And also a very scary thought.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Thought that was his worst pass of the day||
He was screamingly wide open and Rudock seemed to stare at him...not sure what he was thinking/expecting, but the ball was way late and way behind him. His second worst throw was the INT. there were other late throws and throws behind receivers, but those two specifically stuck out. He seemed just out of sync for whatever reason.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Um...||
Go read the game thread and snowflakes thread. There is A LOT of Rudock hate. Overreaction doesn't quite describe it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Close?||
Dude. They punted the ball on a 4th and 2 with 6 minutes to go. If they thought they had a chance they would not have done that. They basically were conceding defeat on that play.
The closest they got was almost getting within 14 points on teh last snap of the game.
It was underwhelming no doubt, but it wasn't really close.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This team||
Still has the ghosts of Hoke haunting them. It will still take time to completely shame them off, but at the very least that last Endzone attempt wasn't UNLV going for the win.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ok||
You do realize Gardner graduated, right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Random gripe||
An offsides can cancel out a personal foul? That seems dumb to me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Thoroughly underwhelming day||
At the very least the outcome never felt in doubt.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm irrationally upset at that TD.||
I wanted the fucking shutout.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And the ball||
Unless they had a different angle, it was impossible to tell where the ball was. You need indisputable evidence to overturn it...and I didn't see any.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And they were offended by us calling them Ohio by Hoke?||
LOL. Ok dudes, whatever.
Also, way to go with "TUN", which I was honestly confused about. Thought it was "That School Up North", which is TSUN. So to me it looks like a typo.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
I do hear that Bolivia is nice this time of year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||48-0 M||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Only a Michigan fan||
Would create a thread on a blog about advertising on a headset.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Ask dumb questions...||
...get dumb answers. I mean, wow. He might as well had just said "Our mindset is to win games." What other kind of answer can you possibly expect from that softball question?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Breaking tackles!||
My God this is fun to watch. Haven't seen this in a long ass time!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Damn||
I forgot what fun football looks like. This is awesome! It's nice to see us impose our will and literally bowl over the opponent, play after play.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not a great throw by Rudock||
But Chessin also has to do a better job of adjusting to the ball. He should have at least had a chance to catch that under throw
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Don't sell Smith short||
He's had a great game. He's not the best RB, but he clearly is running hard and getting every single yard he can muster.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So you DO have eyes.||
Ducking assclowns refs.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. Stunning incompetence.||
Stunning. What a fucking joke.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How about that.||
3 plays, powered into the Endzone. Well done, Blue.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Holy shit!||
That sequence was a 96 yard swing our way. Wow!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Good.||
Fuck you refs, you deserved to be chewed out over that atrocious call. Not only did he bobble the snap, he ran outside the tackle box. That's unnecessary roughness? Come on, man.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Coaches who do that are dumb.||
Gary Anderson is not dumb.
End of story.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Was gonna say this||
But I think it still at least deserved another mention in this book.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Malevolance, no||
But it's not just incompetence either, in my opinion. It's somewhere in between...Brandon did what Brandon thought was best regardless of what or who it helped or harmed. Some of the moves Brandon made it's hard to believe he didn't know what he was doing...I think many times he knew exactly what he was doing, he just grossly underestimated how upset it would make his "customers".
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you||
This makes total sense.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Ah yes||
One of the many times I had to literally put down the book because I couldn't believe what I had just read.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My wife||
My wife pointed this out to me yesterday and I picked up Endzone, sitting on the end table, and said "See? Cautionary tale!"
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Then we should do the same with the spread. There are so many kinds of spreads.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The NFL is dumb||
The fact that Chip Kelly has had success with his system means that the old adage "the spread can't work in the NFL" is hilariously wrong. The NFL has a QB problem because it stubbornly refuses to adapt its offenses to accommodate the new types of QB that are coming into the NFL. The fact that they still think the spread doesn't work is dumb.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Personally||
I find him more than inept...not evil, per se, but the most illuminating quote from Brandon is when he posed a question to his staff about what was the most important thing for him as Michigan's athletic director and after various answeres offered about MIchigan's successhe eventually answered, "My reputation. I have worked very hard to have the reputation that I have."
I do not doubt that DB loved and cared for Michigan and wanted it to succeed. But, when push comes to shove, Michigan was not the #1 thing on his mind....his own reputation was. That's no more evident than the PR effort by Brandon to save himself as AD, and his stubborn refusal to take ANY outside advice, no matter how reasonable, if it at all differed from his own thinking (not only that, but systematically removing each and every person who dared dissent, creating an awful yes man culture that almost never works out)
To me, that's more than just a man who is inept. He wasn't evil, but I do think he was incredibly selfish. Selfish in thinking that his and only his ideas were the right way for Michigan moving forward, no matter what objections came his way.
As Bacon lays out in the book, after the "Fire Brandon" student rally he made a crucial step in lowering student tickets by 40%, but by then it was too little too late...by then it just looks like a guy trying to save face, and that's very clearly still a move that had Brandon's interests as #1 and Michigan's #2. He needed to value student input well before he was basically forced to by the bad PR he ws getting at the time. Had he done so from the beginning, he would likely still be the AD.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Your argument is really grating to me||
RR scored against OSU? Come on man. He scored 24 points on them in 3 years! Total!
And Hoke vs MSU was historically bad offensively. So it's pretty easy to point to RR as better. But still, he didn't exactly scorch MSU either...his best year was 2008 when they put up 21.
As for Stanford...they had one bad year against Oregon, their last year. Every other game looks like an overachieving result. They put up 31 on them his first year (lost by 24), 28 the next (lost by 7), then 51(!!!) and a win, then 31 (lost by 21). Considering what Oregon has done to so many over that time, they weren't ever exactly outclassed by them.
I don't think the spread or pro style is inherently better. I mean, maybe the spread is, but I don't know (not savvy enough in football knowledge to really debate the finer poinst on spread vs. pro style). What I can say is that I would take Harbaugh in a heartbeat over every single spread coach except for Meyer, Chip Kelly, and Malzahn (and it would still be a difficult choice). I'd also add Saban to that list as the non-spread guy I would take over Harbaugh. Because when it comes down to it, coaching is the most important factor in success, and each of those coaches has proven success with their systems at an elite level. Notably, Saban has had to adjust his coaching style significantly to account for the more spread-happy offenses he faces, and that's certainly significant, but neither did he move away from his pro-style offense either.
Btw, the write up is fantastic, I love every part except for the spread vs pro style stuff.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I noticed||
I noticed every single instance of the misspelled "Michingan Man" was contained within a direct quote from someone.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Did you really||
Did you really just implicitly compare Utah to Temple? Utah is a fringe top 25 team (they're not ranked now, but guessing they will be by the end of the year). Temple...is not.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Oh yeah||
Totally agree...I want to get to the good part too.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Nah||
The Utah loss doesn't mean much to me anymore. Our season isn't lost, it has just begun, and there's still plenty to be optimistic about. Still no reason to think we can't get to 8ish wins. It's not like the ND or Utah games last year that just had RED FLAGS all over the place.
I feel like the fanbase has PTSD right now.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder||
Had Utah been ranked in the preseason poll, even #25, would the post game reactions be as doom and gloomy as I've seen? The reactions I've seen so far makes me think people don't actually think Urah is as good as we say, or think that we're still coached by Hoke, or that it wasn't the very first game ever coached by Harbaugh at Michigan. I mean, many are focusing on the same shit we saw from last year's teams, but to me a new coach is never (or almost never) going to shake all tendencies out of a team in one year. So that's why focusing on what went right is the way better thing to do.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And||
I think people are selling Rudock a bit short. He missed big plays, and the INTs (in particular the pick 6) were bad. But he also looked like he was in control/command of the offense. The 2-minute drill was executed well (i don't care what D Utah was running...that was something we haven't seen competently run in at least 4 years). His quickness to get the ball to outside receivers helped turn those plays into easy 5-10 yard gains. And honestly, at least one of the INTs wasn't his fault and I think his first deep ball to Chesson was thrown pretty well - Chesson doesn't let up and he's easily got a TD there. He made some downfield throws into tight windows.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You know,||
Now that you say it, honestly I felt like Chesson should have been able to at least make a play on that first endzone overthrow. I don't know if I'm going crazy or not...but it almost looked like Chesson misjudged how far the ball was gonna sail.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly came away with positibve thoughts||
This wasn't a team that looked desperate in the end like they did last year...take away the pick 6 and there's a good chance that they might still be playing, or have won.
Utah looked really good. Really good. They have that reputation of being tough in one-score games, plus they have an added reputation of being really tough to beat at home. So...given all that, Michigan fought hard. It was a mess at times, but they fought hard and never gave up. There were big plays to be made that just missed. I can't say the same about last year's effort against Utah.
It's weird. The game became very very frustrating to watch. And yet in the end I'm actually more optimistic than anything else. Harbaugh, I guess?
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Yup||
This schedule is brutal, and with Hoke I might be optimistic and say 6 wins. Maybe.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Reasonable prediction||
But with the Harbaugh factor, I don't see us losing to all 3 of Utah-Minnesota-PSU. I can see one or two losses there, but not all 3. And I think we have a decent shot at upsetting at least one of our rivals...feel like it's about time MSU got knocked down a peg.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If||
If by "clever" you mean "really confusing and weird", then I agree.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Weird||
He sounds muffled. Jesse Palmer sounds normal. I'm also watching on the watchespn app on appletv.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Is that Brent Musberger?||
And what the hell is wrong with his microphone? Anyone else having problems hearing him?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Um...what?||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||And the OL made some significant strides last year||
It was not world-beating, but the run game was significantly improved and the OL seemed to get better late in the year (despite the game results)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Mesmerizing||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||OK||
Then the coaches should be fined for every NCAA violation (major or minor).
This idea is really really dumb.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||But||
The name of the game is "what have you done for me lately?" Sure, he has all that, but the last time Iowa was good, Rich Rod was coaching a freshman Denard and we all though he could still be successful at Michigan. That was 6 years ago when they went 11-2. Even Brady Hoke has done that. His records have been mostly "meh" in the years since (8-5,7-6,4-8,8-5,7-6). In the last 10 seasons he's only eclipsed 10 wins once, with about 7 or 8 wins most common. get that it's Iowa, but it's perfectly understandable to expect something more than THAT.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Well,||
98th ain't exactly good either.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Sigh...||
ONce again confirming everything which has already been inferred...Borges is a great play designer, horrible at in-game strategy/adjustments. And the fact that Gardner KNEW it was doomed from the start, but couldn't even call a fucking audible (not his fault, obviously) says everything I need to know about the MIchigan offense from 2011 until the end of thet OSU game. The failure of Nussmeier was showing up and being too little too late, but with Borges it's just so much...ughhguguhguhg. Even the days he flashed brilliance there were more than a few WTF moments. While he was sitting there not letting the QB get into the chess match, OSU called check and MIchigan sat on its hands and said "Oh damn! Caught me. Well, i guess you win then."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Water you trying to say?||
Water you trying to say?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Nevermind||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Ha, yes||
And that's pretty much what I meant too.
But I'll expand my thought a bit further, especially after one of the threads about Bacon's book previously talk about how little effort he put in to get Harbuagh in 2011.
You don't need to market the fans/alumni on Michigan. It markets itself.
You DO, however, need to market Michigan to the next head coach, and I don't care if it's Bo Schembechler, Jim Harbaugh, or Tom Brady. The idea that a guy is just going to bend over backwards to coach at Michigan is just the height of arrogance. Even a guy as devoted to Michigan like Harbaugh needed that little bit of convincing (or "love" as he put it).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Constantly astounded||
For a marketing genius, he sure did not know how to market the ONE GODDAMN THING he should have known how to market.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And you bet your ass||
That if Dantonio were to do the same exact thing, the local media would praise and fawn over him for it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You're welcome||
So then you agree that Michigan Man is not a bad term, right? It's been misused recently, but that's no reason to just toss the term aside forever.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Riiiight||
But you're still comparing a flag whose original intent was to represent white supremacy, slavery, racism, and ultimately, treason to a term originally meant to be used to describe a man of integrity and character who strives for excellence in all that he does. Like, are you really going to make that comparison? Because in both cases, you should take the original meaning as the *real* meaning, because It's where it came from that mattered, not how people are misusing it now. The confederate flag, despite what people say otherwise, is a symbol of racism. To call it something else is to ignore its history. And in that regard, the same applies to Michigan Man.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||If you can't see how it's different than the confederate flag||
Then I don't know how anyone can help you or convince you otherwise on this topic.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||His reasoning is dumb||
Who says they had to be catered a decent lunch? Just order some fucking Jimmy John's*. Or is that peasant food to Dave?
I can't stop dropping f-bombs. This whole thing is still so fucking infuriating.
[*Not that I think Jimmy John's is non-decent food, but it's not exactly a luxury meal either that makes people think "oh man, I never want to ever leave this room because of a SANDWICH I JUST ATE"]
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It's flat out absurd||
That the fucking refs didn't know that rule, especially since it's a relatively new and important rule for player safety. Shit, I'm still shocked Hoke didn't know, let alone the refs. The Big Ten is as gutless as Brandon here for not bothering to admit that to the media directly, especially when Hoke was getting raked over the coals on it. A private apology is useless to me when I'm being publicly lambasted for something that YOU contributed to causing (note: I'm not saying this absolves Hoke, in fact I'm still quite upset at how he handled things before and after the incident, but it sure as hell makes him look a little less incompetent than before).
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The irony is||
The actions he took in covering his own ass directly led to his eventual firing.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
What about The fact that the brand new, 4 days old, zero experience athletics PR person had to handle this???? Ablauf was the needed voice of reason (and experience( that they should have known to call IMMEDIATELY given the circumstances. He was brought in way too fucking late, and naturally his experience shines through as he explains that they're fucked no matter what they do or say at this point.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I'm having some serious trouble reading this||
The level of incompetence and bad/slimy management is stunning. Stunning. This is not Michigan.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Classic appeal to authority||
Your line of logic is essentially accepting every dropped/dismissed case as proof of innocence because the people deciding the case are experts and you are not. This is a bad position to take normally, let alone in the case of sexual assault and rape.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Oh they can blow it up their ass||
Harbaugh isn't employed by BTN. And BTN directly benefits from the successes of a Harbaugh-coached Michigan. Shit, they benefit from the simple fact that Harbaugh is even here right now. I don't care how many millions BTN gives Michigan, Harbaugh doesn't have to talk to them if he doesn't want to.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Recruits don't care about results????||
That is utterly false, dude. Utterly false.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
The first two sound a bit like the "country club" atmosphere...and to be clear, it's not that I think players don't deserve that nice stuff, but it's easy to become complacent when afforded every luxury. And Harbaugh is changing that up, real quick.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Dude, Harbaugh be crazy.||
And I love it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
This gets overlooked a lot. Morris was utterly terrible before he got hurt. Then his ankle got injured and he did even worse. I was screaming for him to come out even before the concussion hit. You have a 5th year senior sitting on the bench! WTF are you doing? The hit that got Morris concussed was the last straw, and a huge one at that. At that point any competent coach would have known that "enough is enough" and made the switch. This wasn't some sort of Gardner-versus-OSU thing where Gardner was injured but they NEEDED him and he was still effective. This was a guy who added a list of injuries to an already awful performance. It was by far Hoke's worst case of player management. And honestly it's a bit shocking that he carries no personal responsibility for how that went down. It was an embarrassment to watch unfold. I can handle losing, but that was fucking humiliating. And the coach should know better.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yup pretty much this||
So many people getting all worked up over the word "deflate" when the reality (in my mind, at least) is most likely as you describe - he likes them closer to 12.5 psi and, based on prior history of refs overinflating them and the moment he learned about the official rule, told his guy to deflate them to that level. The end.
I'm not exactly sure why Brady would even WANT to break such an inconsequential rule anyway. What does he possibly have to gain by telling them to deflate it to 12 psi when he knows the low end is 12.5? Common sense is telling me that Brady wouldn't immediately go about breaking a rule immediately after he learns about it. Especially a rule like this.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
3rd and 5 and longer is going to be a pass probably 75-90% of the time.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Whatever Brian's relationship with Moss was prior, he'd probably do well to cut it off at this point and have it go the Ace Williams route. The article is definitely THAT level of awful. Worse, even.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If that's all Goodell did then I agree||
But the moment he throws the book at a nothing-offense that can't even be proven actually occured is the moment I care. I generally like it when intellect and good science win out over bravado, lies, manipulation, and misinformation.
I mean, this is exactly why you SHOULD care. You're saying it should be no more than a 25k fine. I agree. And had it been, there's no chance in hell this gets this far. I roll my eyes, Brady rolls his eyes, but accepts it because that's a small price to pay to just get on with it. But, realize that the ONLY reason it has gotten this far is directly related to the incompetence and arrogance of Goodell and the NFL. They're using a nothing offense to slander one of it's greatest players of all time, calling into question his integrity, and screwing him out of millions in his salary (though that's the part I least care about)...that's pretty important, no?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It boils down to 2 things for me||
1. That natural pressure drops according to the temp difference between where the balls where inflated and the colder outdoor (and rainy) conditions explains a vast majority, if not possibly all, of the pressure drop in the balls. So we're talking no more than 0.3 psi below the threshold even if Brady in fact cheated.
2. The Wells report, based on a wild ass guess, directly contradicted the ref's own recollection that he used the logo gauge. This is, you know, kind of important, since measurement difference are more than enough to account for the rest of the measure pressure drop.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||They're both idiots||
$600 is basically chump change for them both. Geno should just pay it, sure, but there's no valid reason for IK to go apeshit over it. And there's no way I'm siding with the guy who punched his teammate in the face for not giving him the money for a ticket that he never used because his friend died.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wilson||
Wilson has never had great fantasy numbers, and I think QBs tend to drop in production right after they land a huge contract (think Flacco).
|8 weeks 3 days ago||And I'm damn happy||
Michigan fans have had to struggle through awful transitions after Carr left, whiel OSU basically never bats an eye transitioning from a top program under Tressel to...a top program, shit a BETTER program, under Meyer. And the stars had to align at that moment for them too...Meyer had "health issues", took the year off, figured out whatever the hell was his problem, and oh look that's preciesly the moment OSU is needing to look for a new coach, and hey look, a man from Ohio who won two NCs in 3 years at Florida is available.
Damnit, it's about time we had a bit of that "the plantes needed to align" luck, with how we needed a coach at precisely the right time that Harbaugh wore out his welcome in SF, and how this is probably an even BETTER situation to get Harbaugh too than it would have been had Brandon managed to land him in 2011.
Basically, let's thank the incompetent people for being incompetent in the exact ways needed for all of this movement to happen.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Great writeup||
" He endured the brutally painful press conference following last year's Minnesota game as a coachbot. He released a statement apologizing to Michigan State for Joe Bolden putting a small piece of metal in their field. At no point did he bite the head off a reporter, or say that his boss had sold him down the river, or do anything at all other than repeat the same goddamn things he'd been repeating for two straight years."
Now, these were brought up as negatives, and I agree, but paradoxically I also give Hoke a little bit of credit for not breaking. At no point did he slap himself on the face and say "the coaches screwed it up!!!" Now, he obviously had some big missteps with his glaring lack of information, but I'm more inclined to blame Brandon than Hoke. I'm more inclined to believe Brandon told Hoke to apologize for teh stake, Brandon told Hoke to not give any information about Morris' concussion , and Brandon told him to just generally never give any info ever. Hoke's biggest misstep to me is his complete inability to take control of his OWN program. I was absolutely FURIOUS when the Morris concussion went down. I've ultimately forgiven him since his mistakes were mistakes of someone who was just in over his head, rather than someone who was just trying to look good. He let Brandon play him like a puppet. But, through it all, as annoying and aggrivating as it was at times, he never broke. He stayed the same. Which is admirable for someone who was very clearly in over his head.
So I'm not nearly as negative towards Hoke as Brian may be. But, I am still a bit more sympathetic towards RR. With RR you could attribute at least half of his firing to the complete lack of program support around him from day 1. Hoke's downfall was ultimately his own doing.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Seems a bit low||
For all of Hoke's flaws, he basically gave his teams a 50-50 shot at beating OSU in his tenure. Even last year, a year that was arguable worse than any RR year. And now we have a better coach.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not only that||
But it's now apparent he made only a half-assed attempt at getting Harbaugh. The mind, it boggles.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hell||
I used three ten dollar bills to wipe my ass just the other day!
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Dear God||
The season cannot get here soon enough.
I don't get why people get so worked up over uniforms. Lighten up, Francis.
I actually kinda like the way these look anyway...not that it matters because THESE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MICHIGAN.
We all wanted NIke (well, most of us anyway), we get NIke, and now we complain about what Nike is doing even when they haven't started their contract with us yet. Wtf.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe not||
But he wouldn't have been fired after 3 years, that's for damn sure.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||This thread||
Is the dark side of the Michigan fan base. To all the people saying RR should just get over it - look in the mirror, dude.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||And let's also assume||
That scientists, who are trained to account for every possible source of error, somehow ignored the very basic fact that measurements from the 1800s are not as accurate as they are today. Not only that, but they totally just arbitrarily round up whenever they feel like it. Because science.
Right, yup, that makes sense too.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Because that totes makes sense||
"Hey Brady, you've been totally wronged and cheated out of 4 games of salary, not to mention a permanently tarnished image, over something that you did absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever, and something you willingly cooperated in anyway only to have it come back and hit you in the face with the outrageouse claim that you didn't cooperate...but hey, just get over it, dude."
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Literally everytime I hear a so-called "expert" speak about deflate gate, how it ruins the integrity of the game and blah blah blah, I just want to vomit. Even the one local radio guy who I generally think is unbiased tried to argue this, THIS does more to damage the integrity of the game than a domestic abuse case. His argument was tampering with footballs directly affects a game, whereas domestic abuse does not (apparently). I literally yelled in my car after that. What the fuck kind of reasoning is that? I mean, we are talking about a slightly under inflated ball, right?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah it's weird||
I kinda liked it too...brainless entertainment. So long as he didn't talk about Michigan in any way.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It looks more like texas tech to me||
It looks more like texas tech to me
|10 weeks 4 days ago||And I hate||
The fact that people think he's guilty because they hate him. There's FAR more Brady haters than there are lovers out there. In Oklahoma sports radio they've adopted the "he definitely cheated cuz Wells says so!!!!" mantra, and they talk loudly about it every time Brady is mentioned. It makes me ill.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Which again gets at||
The dichotomy between how careless they treated the measurement process and how paltry punishments (if any) were to similar previous offenses (so clearly it's at all important)...compared with the actual punishment given to Brady on this issue (so clearly it's the most important thing ever)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet Jeebus.||
A 250+ thread because a guy said he was "bummed"?
My God, stop the presses! I must start tut-tutting and elevating my RAGE level! HOW DARE ANYONE BE BUMMED AT ANYTHING MICHIGAN-RELATED?!?!? ESPECIALLY HARBAUGH?!?!??!?!? GOOD RIDDANCE, I SAY!!!!! Harrrumph.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe worked up isn't the right word.||
But some people in this thread are getting might judgy and uppity about it.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh Lord||
My idiocy when it comes to car discussions just shines through here. By "how fast a car can go in 60 seconds" I meant "how quickly a car can go 0-60 mph". Sweet Jeebus that was just painful to read. Sorry, everyone.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Hate is a strong word||
But I've never understood the desire to fawn over cars and their specs and whatnot. Always felt odd around guys who do, and I had to make an awkward attempt to act like I care how fast that car can go in 60 seconds.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Because it's the middle of summer||
There's literally nothing else to talk about right now in the world of sports.
Well, unless you count baseball. Which I don't.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Everytime somebody misspells Lidstrom as Lindstrom...||
...a puppy dies. STOP KILLING PUPPIES.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know who those people are||
Or if you are even perceiving their workload fairly...
But they are the exception. Not the rule.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Well, I agree that there are some really big issues||
I'm just vehemently against the idea that the instructors/professors are the problem with the ballooning costs, or anywhere near the primary concern on lists of problems.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Surely you can't be serious.||
This is a lump of steaming hot bullshit. I expect better from you, M-Dog. You aren't the one I would think would tear down an entire profession based on nothing but your own perception of it that is nowhere rooted in reality.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Cross that birdge when we get there||
If that happens, then the debate becomes real interesting.
But personally, I don't see it happening. LA hasn't been good enough to finish better than 5th in their conference since 2008, and one of thier cups was as an 8 seed (which, don't get me wrong, is quite a historic accomplishment...but in the discussion of "dynasty", it matters)...you'd think a dynasty-level team would have better regular season stats than that I doubt it suddenly changes in the next two years, especially when they couldn't even make the freaking playoffs this year.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Le sigh...||
I didn't want Chicago to win for exactly this reason...the talk of dynasty.
But now that it's here...
Chicago very well may be the closest thing the NHL ever gets to a "dynasty" in the post-lockout parity era. It's amazing the run of playoff luck they seem to have when it comes to playoff overtimes. But luck aside, they were clearly playing at a level above every single opponent that came their way, and that difference really showed in games 5-7 of each series they played (if it got there). I've always admired them as a team...they seemed to build themselves around the Red Wings puck possession model that got them a cup in 2008 and nearly another in 2009. Shoot, they did it BETTER than Detroit ever did. It's hard for me to really "hate" them, even though my Detroit fandom practially demands it. Mostly because it's a hell of a lot better than seeing the Bostons and Anaheims of the league winning the cup.
Having said all that...fuck man, their fans don't deserve that shit. Like, at all.
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||Wut||
I had the exact opposite reaction. The first Hannibal episode was very underwhelming to me, and the GOT episode was excellent.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly what I saw||
Way too many called strikes. Far too content to watch pitches early in the count. But even then, they had chances to get back in it. They just couldn't get the hits to bring the runners home...I recall at least 8 stranded runners.
I think the umps weren't perfect, but they never are. Honestly, Michigan deserved the loss...they just did not look like themselves at all.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I was in a perfect position to see that||
At the game, in section 22 (left field) close to the foul line. It looked clearly foul from where I was sitting. Close, sure, but clearly foul.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||INteresting||
I was at the game, and sitting out in left field. I am nowhere near a softball expert, but even I could tell that it seemed like there were quite an odd number of Florida players getting hit...and that they didn't seem too concerned about getting out of the way. Definitely a couple times I was like "wait...she got hit?" because the batter wouldn't move but all of the sudden take a base. I could tell from 250 feet away. I don't know the rules but common sense would seem to me that you should make SOME attempt to get out of the way... but instead it almost looked like they were purposefully getting their elbows in the way of pitches.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Great summation||
You are a bit critical of 2008, but you didn't even mention one of the biggest parts of the cup run that was frustrating - game 5 of the SCF was an adventure that ended up in yet another one of those can't-close-it-out data points that became a pattern since then. Wings go down 2-0 in first period, so play from behind to close out the cup. But they battle back and score in the 2nd and twice in the third, steal ALL of the momentum, have ALL BUT WON the cup...and with 35 seconds left, Pittsburgh ties it up. Three overtimes later...3 OTs of being literally on the brink of winning everything with just one shot...but instead we're headed to game 6. Now, they DID close it out (thank god) in Pittsburgh after that crushing loss, but this is just another example of that annoying pattern that kept showing up on a yearly basis in the playoffs.
That can't be all Babcock's fault of course, but maybe a new coach will bring a much needed breath of fresh air into what seemed like was a stale environment. Babcock was brilliant in the way he approached Tampa this year with an inferior roster...and yet, paradoxically, I wonder how much of the reason why Detroit collapsed in the series had to do with Babcock and this recurring pattern of "can't close out pivotal games at home"
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
I only hope Harbaugh can dominate as well on the field as he is apparently doing off the field.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||I mean||
I can somewhat get why a coahc may not want their player to transfer in conference. "Oh yeah, sure kid! Transfer over to Ohio State! That sounds great!"
But...this is not that situation. This is singling out exactly one school out of conference. It's totally out of spite. Way to take the high road, Gus...
It's all about the student athletes. I'm sure.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Oh yes||
Please let that be true. He's just awful.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Yup||
Which is why I visit mgoblog often. Now, that percentage isn't 0 here, but it's significantly lower than 65% that's for sure.
Everytime I hear a local sports guy (I live in Oklahoma,) talk about deflategate and how "THEY CHEATED" and all this stuff about how they deserve it and blah blah blah...I just...can't. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. What is wrong with you people?!?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Quite the conclusion to make||
Considering there is a hell of a lot of assumptions and faulty experimental procedures going on there. Just imagine the types of anonymous reviews an official peer-reviewed journal would give that "scientific experiment".
|20 weeks 4 days ago||This is easily the dumbest scandal in all of sports.||
It's rivaled only by stretchgate/Freep's jihad. But since this is a much more national headline involving a hall-of-fame QB who just won the superbowl (you know, the single most watched sporting event in this country), it elevates the dumbness to a whole new level. Not to mention taht at the very least, stretchgate turned into you basic slap-on-the-wrist punishment. What makes deflategate even dumber is Goodell gave into the PR pressure and handed out a comically dumb, insanely ridiculous punishment. Somehow he made the issue even dumber than it already was. And the story won't end because of that. Which is perhaps the dumbest part of this thing...it would be done with if they gave them a paltry fine and moved on. But no. They had to make an "example" out of the Patriots because they know it will make them LOOK tough without actually being tough (and they also know that most of the country hates the Patriots).
When the worst thing you can say about the infraction is "But...he cheated!" (which I'm not even sure was really proven even by the circumstantial evidence in the Wells report), to then levy ALL THE PUNISHMENT is, frankly, absurd. It's like sentencing someone to jail for 25 years for driving 5 over the speed limit in an area that had never been monitored before. Then saying "Well, you deserve it because you BROKE THE LAW." And then bringing up an incident that happened 10 years ago to call it a "pattern of breaking the law." Because "PATTERN OF CHEATING" sounds a hell of a lot worse than "probably deflated a few footballs maybe 0.5 psi below the league minimum, which looked a lot worse because the ideal gas law caused further deflation of 1 psi during the game".
The bottom line is the NFL is insanely hyprocritical. On one hand, they clearly did not care about this AT ALL. See: previous incidents where actual provable tampering with footballs resulted in a small fine or less. Plus that game Brady was mad at the refs for overinflating the football SHOCK HORROR 2.5 psi above the league max. And then being SO CONCERNED about the whole thing that they...barely even did due diligence at the time it occurred to measure all the balls (oops, no time I guess!). Or didn't even bother warning the Patriots that they were going to monitor it more closely before the game. So on the one hand, they clearly didn't care. But then, what does the punishment do other than send the signal that the Patriots just cheated in the most nefarious of ways possible? These messages are clearly in direct conflict with each other, and I for one am happy to see the Patriots fighting the league like this.
This is so dumb that it makes the word dumb look dumb.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I chuckle everytime someone says||
that they're "just a realist".
Dismissing the lawsuit out of hand doesn't make you a realist. You're jumping to a conclusion that nobody from the outside of the situation can realistically make at this point. You have no freaking clue what is the appropriate amount for damages.
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||Right||
2 games is good for Ray Rice beating his wife.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||So...||
What is glossed over is the fact that Brady complained about balls being like, WAY overinflated during the Jets game, as high as 16 psi. This is a full 2.5 psi over the league's own stated max, and certainly NOT what Brady wanted. So you mean to tell me that despite their clear carelessness in prior games for the inflation level of the footballs, Brady is guilty here for probably maybe telling someone to deflate balls to his liking (which doesn't even say whether he specifically asked for/wanted them to be below the league's minimum of 12.5 psi)? That this is somehow an example of RAMPANT CHEATING? And I'm supposed to care ?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It might have everything to do with it.||
It's not hard to think up a reason why they would not be objective...is it surpsising to think that the NFL would want this as a big story to distract from the myriad other stories like domestic abuse? I mean, look at the reactions from it's talking piece ESPN. They all say it's a huge deal. Is it? Is it really?
It doesn't read as damage control...in fact it raises quite a few legit issues in my mind. How can they possibly say that Brady's refusal to hand over his cell phone is evidence of his guilt? This is one example of the "multiple interpretations" that Brady's agent raised as an issue.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||So let me get this straight||
A report that somehow repeatedly reads into a celebrity millionaire QB's lack of handing over a cell phone as guilt...a report that presumes guilt in Brady calling one of the ball boys after the AFC game and talking for 15 minutes, a call that occurred after the ball boy texts Brady to call him to talk...THIS report, which was sanctioned by the NFL and clearly trying its hardest to make Tom Brady look guilty (because the NFL has every damn reason to want this report to come back proving Brady's guilt)...
...the best they can conclude is that the Patriots "probably" cheated and Brady was "probably generally aware" of the deflation?
Yawn. It was the biggest nonissue in sports before, it's even more so now. Even if they're guilty, I still really really don't care.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Love it||
Harbaugh is ruffling everyone's feathers. At least in the SEC.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||No collapse today!||
Other than a slow start and a shaky first half of the 3rd, the Wings played an absolutely shut-er-down game. Tampa at one point didn't have a shot for over 20 minutes. They kept looking for one extra pass, hesitant to shoot.This is EXACTLY how you beat the #1 offense in the league.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair||
Injury has been a huge component of it.
But anyone who has paid attention on a day-to-day basis knows of the many questionable personnel decisions made, and how horrible the Thunder are in last-shot type situations. It became a running joke around here because it seems like "take a highly contested 3" was the go-to play at the end. For a team that has two of the best players in the world, they should be much better in those moments.
Not to mention that their defense is laughably awful...as in, nonexistent.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||About as ridiculous||
No wait, less ridiculous. Less ridiculous than oversigning.
Sucks to have rules that pit you at a disadvantage relative to other conferences, eh Saban?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Oh hell.||
If you seriously, seriously think a man who turned Stanford from 1-11 to a fucking BCS bowl, who made a perennially underachieving 49ers team into Super Bowl contenders doesn't know what he's doing....Yes, sometimes it IS ok to say "trust the coaches". This is one of those times. He hasn't coached a damn game at Michigan yet.
There is WAY more that goes into recruiting a kid than his high school stats. That should go without saying.
|24 weeks 17 hours ago||It seems backwards to me||
That the guys paid millions of dollars can't be bothered to have a "win the day" mentality,but the guys who 90% of won't get into the NFL and owon't get a dime playing football are much more suited to this mentality, Sad, really.
I don't care how much money you make or how good you are, if you're not striving to always be better you are not doing your job right.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||Makes millions playing a damn game....||
...complains about being pushed too hard.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||Wait...||
I get that GAA isn't the best stat in the world, but it's sure a hell of a lot better than wins and losses.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||The Wings scored 6 goals against Boston last year in 5 games.||
It's not exactly fair to point to wins and losses alone for a goalie.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||"He's had an awful year"||
Let me stop you there. No, he hasn't. He was playing lights out at the begining of the year. He also played well last year in the playoffs. His recent decline is very recent and related to his injury....he just hasn't been the same since he returned. There's no reason to think he can't make a full recovery from the injury and get back to his past production....but for whatever reason he doesn't have it all together right now.
I don't have a comment on the contract right now, but my first hunch is it is nowhere near as bad as you're making it out to be.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||I think||
I think he's saying he disagrees with the notion that it's "almost impossible". Frankly, I disagree too. It's unlikely, sure. But nowhere near impossible. "Almost impossible" to me should be reserved for things like "coming back from down 3-0 to win the series". Now THATS almost impossible.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it was a cheap shot||
I wish JH had mentioned RR too, but you're reading into it too much by calling it a "pointed " omission and an "unnecessary cheap shot". I mean, I suppose it could have been. But given JH's personality, I doubt he did it on purpose. He doesn't strike me as a guy who would purposely throw a previous coach under the bus. And really, he has no obligation to mention RR anyway.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing||
He takes the spot that Smith or Kindl would normally get.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Come on man||
The Wings were on the way to beating Montreal last night. They played a great game as a team. Price didn't look other worldly or anything, and he's the only way Montreal makes it to the finals.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Supposed to say unfathomably||
But unfashionable works too I guess
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Screw that.||
Here's some optimism. Outsude of Howard's inexplicable soft goals and Smiths unfashionably dumb stupid penalty, the Wings actually played very well as a team against an opponent they may face in round 1. If they can play smart and get one goalie to be solid, honestly I think they have a chance to beat anyone in a best of 7.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds||
Sounds like an upworthy headline.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly that sounds like a nice upgrade||
After the last two years. I'd take mediocrity over "on the brink of complete disaster" any day.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Oberon is overrated to me||
It will have a special place in my heart since it was essentially my gateway into the craft beer world many years ago. But...since then my taste has evolved and to me Oberon just ain't anything special. I particularly dislike the taste of Oberon when it's not super cold....the longer it sits out the funkier it starts to taste.
Also...I just emailed the meaning of Oberon...lol, indeed.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Huh||
I think I've tried Dogfish before, didn't think it was anything special (though it's been awhile since I had it). Maybe I'll give them another shot...didn't know they were considered to be that good.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Can't even compete?||
The wonderful thing about beer is everyone has different preferences in taste and thus will compare breweries differently. I've tried some full sail, and yeah it was good, but it didn't blow me away. I just like Founders more.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I live in Norman, OK||
Founders was the first Michigan beer to really tap into (literally and figuratively) the local market here. I was just ecstatic to see a Michigan beer at first, but then I tried them and like them almost more than the beers that Left Hand Brewery (out of Colorado) puts out. The local bars even started carrying Founders on tap. One even has a "rotating handle" of Founders (the only other rotating handle was Great Divide) and I was lucky to be able to try the Blushing Monk last time I went to the bar.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I tried it||
Very unique...definitely have not ever had a beer like that before. My first impression was a bit jumbled, not quite negative but not necessarily good either (I think I was just confused at first haha), but the more I drank it the more I liked and appreciated the taste.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||100% agree||
It doesn't even have to be a "command center". Just use a flipping replay booth. Give them a bigger monitor to actally, you know, SEE the play (part of that call was likely due to the refs staring at a tiny screen). Let the replay officials deal with the minutae of the rules and how to examine/scrutinize crucial close clals via replay. If the refs are as incompetent as we say (I mean, if we really DO accept that the game is too fast for them), then why teh fuck would giving them MORE responsibility be a smart thing to do? It's just another opportunity to screw things up, but this time in a situation where screwing up is unacceptable.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I never meant that they should have called the elbow a foul||
Just pointing out the absurdity of calling a "foul" when a player jumps out of his way to initiate contact with the defender. This is a basketball-wide problem.
|26 weeks 2 hours ago||Or||
Jumping to the side and Elbowing a player in the face on a pull up jumper, for the and 1.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||That one..,||
Of Allen jumping up his side, and freaking elbowing the Wisky player in the face, while getting the foul called perfectly encapsulated the shiftiness of the 2nd half. They were literally running and jumping straight into Wisconsin players, and getting the calls from the ref. such bullshit basketball to watch as an unbiased fan.
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||Wisky||
Is getting absolutely hosed by these refs.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||If only||
There was a recent example of a viral meme that could demonstrate this...
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Well...||
You assume that Michigan beating OSU would change nothing about last year. And...I'm not so sure. For one, does Hoke really fire Borges after that season if the OSU game ends in a W? And if Borges isn't fired, what does that mean for the 2014 season?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Gee...||
Must suck when your own conference has rules that put you at a disadvantage relative to others.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The fuck?||
This is rich coming from a fan of a team who pays their coach $4.6 million per year. Harbaugh isn't being paid a whole lot more than that, and his list of accomplishments rival Meyer's (a Super Bowl appearance is probably as impressive as winning the national championship at OSU). He could make so much more than $5 million and he had to be lured from the NFL anyway (who would have likely offered upwards of $8-10 mil per year given his success at SF). So I don't get his point at all. But, yeah guys, totes overpaid.
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||And do it rugby-style||
Have a set yard line to kick from, but if you score in the right ~1/3rd of the endzone you have to kick from the right hash mark, and vice-versa for left side (and along with that, for the love of God move the hash marks to at least college width!)
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||Stupid||
Why get rid of it entirely? There are very simple ways of increasing level of difficulty without going straight to the "throw it out" solution. I still like the idea of earning that point, even if it's become depressingly boring in recent years.
This is another example of the NFL neutering its own game (right alongside kickoffs) rather than making it more interesting.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||And I don't really understand||
people like you who are incapable of understanding the opponent's viewpoints. The other side's argument may not have much merit, but there is some merit. Their argument isn't "just because". It's this sort of thinking that is completely derailing our political system right now.
Yes, I believe players should be paid. But, the whole damn point of the NCAA model is this idea of a "student-athete". Now, this obviously is a laughable concept today given the amount of $$$$ in the college football/basketball business, the hilariously outdated rules and regulations, and the arbitrary punishments handed out by the NCAA while simultaneously turning a blind eye towards countless shady things. But let's not just bullrush a change without being very careful about potential remifications, especially if we want to keep considering these guys "student-athletes". We need to redefine the term, I think. But I don't think we should just get rid of it entirely. Plus, you have to consider the effects the new rules would have on the many other sports who are net revenue-losing. It's not as obvious of a change as some make it out to be.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||Meh.||
It sucks, but that's life on the bubble. Much less excrusiating than missing the NCAA tournament as a bubble team and then "defaulting" to an NIT bid. This team has higher aspirations anyway.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Who the hell is making money off of this?||
Scientists???? As a scientist, I find this utterly ridiculous and laughable. Nobody gets into research for a living for the money.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously||
This joke is tired and old. Not funny anymore. Make it stop.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||LOL||