mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
|3 days 43 min ago||The only reason I think we||
The only reason I think we wouldn't be is because of last years cluster. Analysts in general don't pay a whole lot of attention to the "injury bugs" and probably would assume a normal projection due to gained experience. I think we will be at the bottom of the top 25 without him and around 10-15 with him in the fold, but my guess is with the lineup that will be put on the floor with him (and a bit of an unknown in Wagner) that we will probably surprise most people.
I guess what I'm saying is that I agree with you, but I fully expect this team to be on some analysts final four boards at the end of the season. Again, this is WITH Brown. However, I still think we could breach that status with Williams instead of Brown. I'm going to be super pumped about that kid as well if we snag him instead of Brown. Elite shooter = Beilein magic.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Aka start new thead.||
Aka start new thead.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Poopface.||
|1 week 1 day ago||What DIDN'T happen at Cracker||
What DIDN'T happen at Cracker Barrel?
|1 week 1 day ago||Something tells me he is||
Something tells me he is still growing into his body physically, and there's a lot of "expected projection" with this offer. Didn't the same thing happen with Teske who is now a unanimous four star still on the rise?
I understand everyone's "freak out" with this pick-up, but 2016 is still a long ways away. This kid could be just on the verge of turning the corner as he's still developing that big body, and we could be extremely pumped about him in a year.
I'm doing a wait and see with this guy. Sounds like he's about to blow up, so I'm not too worried yet.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm going to go a bit out of||
I'm going to go a bit out of most people's league here...
Yojimbo/Sanjuro (For which at least part of The Man With No Name trilogy was based off of) - AKIRA KUROSAWA is the man.
The Revenge Trilogy - The most well known of the three is Oldboy. Not necessarily a trilogy that has a lot of rewatchability.
Of course to appreciate these, you have to not mind reading your movies.
|1 week 3 days ago||+1 for being the first post||
+1 for being the first post that made me scroll back up to make sure I read that right.
|1 week 3 days ago||I assumed it wouldn't be long||
I assumed it wouldn't be long for this scenario to go down, but I felt it was worth the attempt.
|1 week 3 days ago||Up your butt and around the||
Up your butt and around the corner.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||+1 for Amdrew Dakich||
+1 for Andrew Dakich reference.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh celings are always||
Harbaugh ceilings are always undefeated. Harbaugh floors are wherever they end up at the end of the year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It kinda sounds like Lick||
It kinda sounds like Lick Genitals. No?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There only three white||
There only three white stripes. But I'm still not sure why or what I'm defending.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Goosebumps. Never before has||
Goosebumps. Never before has special teams been more interesting in my life.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I know I shoukd know this||
I know I should know this being that I consider myself a devout fan of basketball, but what happens if the inbounds dude throws a full counter and makes it? I fully believe they would discount it, but it would be more entertaining to allow the basket to count with no time coming off the clock. In fact, go ahead and give them a free shot at it with the consequence being, well... You lose.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The problem is... We||
The problem is... We absolutely have no clue what his ceiling is, so there's no point in debating it. He could end up better than Kovacs (I doubt Kovacs was/will be the best walk-on that ever played football), or he could never play a snap. We just don't know. I know that with Harbaugh's help he is probably more likely to hit his ceiling than with most coaches.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||I liked bugs better.||
I liked bugs better.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Holy insane depth, Batman.||
Holy insane depth, Batman. First ever for Beilein at Michigan? Yes, believe so. Even in our most recent great years, our good depth was 7/8 strong.. so this heavily trumps that.
I really wouldn't be surprised to see some early entry NBA guys next year from this lineup... Potential for Levert, Irvin and Walton. If Irvin plays like he has the last few weeks all season long, there will be some definite chatter with him. Walton was on the board before he got hurt and his play suffered from it. And Dawkins, man... I'm not going to say it wont happen.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes I wonder how many||
Sometimes I wonder how many of us on this board, especially those that tend to be more critical of others and their mistakes, have littered themselves with poor decisions that they try to hide (expecially from themselves).
The truth of the matter is that there isn't one individual on this planet that hasn't made a regrettable mistake in their lives and hasn't faced adversity. David Harrison is doing everything he can to provide for his family and survive, and props to him for learning from his mistakes and trying to better himself with the situation he's currently in. It's easy for us to feel sorry for ourselves and sulk in our adversity and get nowhere. This man is facing it and trying to figure out how he can overcome it in order to support those he's responsible for.
In no way is this funny. From someone who has learned from his own past mistakes and thankfully been able to learn from them and in turn been blessed from that wisdom, I seriously hope David figures out how to turn that intelligence of his into something that will help bring him the success and fulfillment he desires. He has obviously matured, and because of that he deserves a shot at fulfillment.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Walton > Spike... when||
Walton > Spike... when healthy. Even when he's not, he still showcases skills that Spike just doesn't have. Spike is a better pure point guard, but we have also learned that Beilein's teams thrive with a skilled athletic point guard.
I guess the better way of putting it is that in no way should Spike ever supplant Walton as the starter where Walton is forced to sit on the bench. He was incredible as a developing freshman, and he has the potential to be an NBA draft pick if he's allowed to showcase that development when healthy next year. He was a projected pick this past year until he got hurt, and this is a guy that should only help is status with another year.
Walton is going to be phenomenal for us next year, and I can't wait to see the development of this team with a healthy Walton and potential Levert return, not to mention Duncan Robinson and the possibility of getting this overseas kid. We seriously have a chance to be an incredibily special team again next year.
And with the projection that Dawkins is currently on, I would not be surprised to see him blow up next year. Like gone to NBA ala Burke/Stauskas blow up.
This year's team is fun to watch, but next year's has the potential to be extremely fun.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||One who requests their||
One who requests their mother-in-law to take the shot is obviously not expecting a monetary return on investment...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I see what you're saying, and||
I see what you're saying, and I agree with a lot of it. However, there are still a lot of kids that want to make their college choice prior to their senior year, and that number seems to continually grow year after year. Some schools just have to be crossed off the list because of the fact that they can't afford to visit (especially with family).
I think that the kids who want to see that gameday atmosphere and make those late decisions are still going to do that whether or not they have the opportunity to check out the campus on an official before their senior season. I don't think the timelines for a decision of many recruits will actually change much with earlier official visits, but it will give recruits and their families who want to make those earlier decisions a real good look at the schools they are truly interested in no matter the required distance traveled. Some families have the money to do those things on their own, and some don't.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||What's this I'm reading about||
What's this I'm reading about a walk-on from St. Joe? EXPLAIN PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
|8 weeks 58 min ago||Maybe he's just a little||
Maybe he's just a little crabby...
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||To be fair, he said the style||
To be fair, he said the style and intensity of practice was similar to Bama's, not the quality of play.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Negative. Perfect thread.||
Negative. Perfect thread.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Lucky.||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Is that you Frank Clark?||
Is that you Frank Clark? Goodness gracious.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||There is no player I love||
There is no player I love watching make a great play more than Chatman. Hope he makes more plays like that and shuts all you naysayers up.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Just because he doesn't go to||
Just because he doesn't go to school there doesn't mean he can't love the school. I've never stepped foot in Ann Arbor (nor the state of Michigan for that matter), but I would still call myself a diehard. Yes, he's extreme about his diehardism, but just because he didn't attend a UM class doesn't mean he should straight cut down the extremities and became a "normal" UM fan. He can't change who he is, and I'm totally fine with that. It's his life to live not ours.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Yeah, well I enjoy reading||
Yeah, well I enjoy reading WD's story more than yours, so WD wins.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||To your point, I think that||
To your point, I think that if he is successful in the NFL... people will forget their lasting views of him at Michigan.
The truth of the matter is that the offensive gameplan did not put him in a position to kill it on the field. Maybe he didn't make the most out of every opportunity, but look at Devin Gardners numbers and tell me Funchess was going to have elite WR numbers even if he did catch every ball. The passing game was terrible, and this wasn't either of the Devin's fault.
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm sorry, but Frank Clark||
I'm sorry, but Frank Clark was much better than an "above average athlete." I had no doubts about him getting drafted until that incident. He seemed to me to be another player that underperformed his skills, much like Funchess.
I wouldn't have been surprised to see him snagged in the third round prior to what happened, and I fully expect him still to be grabbed by someone, undrafted or not, and make an NFL roster if he can stay out of trouble. Not just make the roster, but play some significant minutes in his career. He has plenty of "can't teach" immeasureables that will do him a lot of good with proper discipline and coaching.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||All I know is there's a lot||
All I know is there's a lot "ifs" with this current team. I do think we are close to turning the corner, but a lot if development needs to be made with a lot of players in order for this team to play for the B1G title next year (with or without Caris). The one thing we know for sure is that a healthy Walton Jr will be am excellent improvement at the PG position, but I think that's the only for sure expectation as far as improvement goes. I do think MAAR and Dawkins will make that leap forward and turn into excellent players, but I'm really curious to see how Chapman and DJ Wilson look next year. I think Chapman will be better than most expect, but Wilson is a complete unknown with him barely playing this year - it may have hurt his projected development.
Either way, I think next year will be a fun and exciting team to watch again. I don't expect to pick up any high level recruits being that it looks like we may get one with few options; therefore, I don't expect any real new faces that could instantly impact the team in a positive way. Duncan Robinson should provide excellent shooting, but his complete impact is entirely unknown as well.
All that being said, definite improvement next year, but the extent is extremely up in the air. Player development may have never been more inportant given our current youth.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||McGary will play both the 4||
McGary will play both the 4 and 5. They lost Perkins, so it won't take too much away from him. He's already shown his skills in OKC so they'll find some time for him. Next season will be very interesting. He will probably take more from Collison as he moves toward old man status.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, well I posted your mom||
Yeah, well I posted your mom earlier too. Oooooooooooo
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||I don't know about you, but||
I don't know about you, but when I'm pumped about something going on in my life, I sure as heck don't mind me talking about it if someone asks me to. Getting to speak about one of your ultimate passions in life is something that is hard to turn down.
Plus, these guys have a history with each other while he coached the Niners - They know each other. If you listened, even his wife addressed Tim as if she's cooked a meal for him in the past.
...Now that I think about it, this may actually be more about helping Tim get his Podcasts a good headstart (this is the first one he's done) than actually all about Jim himself.
Either way, Harbaugh.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||I've watched the first 45||
I've watched the first 45 maybe 8 times and the rest of the film probably just once (maybe twice). The first 45 though... Mesmerizing.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||I vote for WD. Let's see what||
I vote for WD. Let's see what the kid can do in the spotlight.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||I was just thinking that same||
I was just thinking that same exact thing. Brian----> Sports Media Careers as Harbaugh----> Coaching Careers.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||My favorite Chris Farley||
My favorite Chris Farley movie may in fact be Almost Heroes...
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||Oh yeah? Well The Cable Guy||
Oh yeah? Well The Cable Guy is one if my all time favorite comedies.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm going to go ahead and||
I'm going to go ahead and guess that if you don't unknowingly like an "artistic" movie then you will some day. "Artistic" isn't a genre and therefore can apply to your interests if within the proper genre of your choice.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't know whether to neg||
I don't know whether to neg you or posbang you for your honesty. I have no idea why you don't think it's good, but it is in fact fantastic.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Not joking when I say that I||
Not joking when I say that I loved the heck out of him in Bad Lieutenant:Port of Call New Orleans. He was so jacked up in that movie. Couldn't stop laughing.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Well now I feel obligated to||
Well now I feel obligated to admit that I loved Man of Steel. LOVED I SAID.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||So here we have people trying||
So here we have people trying to get word across that we shouldn't tweet negative things at recruits, and in response we have people who blog about those feelings instead. Makes sense I guess, but I feel like half the point was missed somehow.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I think what makes your||
I think what makes your comment more comical than it should be is the fact that you complained about Jay accidentally misspelling "Adidas" while you purposefully misspelled 1/10 of the words I'm responding to. I realize you're not trying to sell yourself here or anything, but it's still comical.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not here condoning his||
I'm not here condoning his actions or saying the girl deserved it, but as a poster above stated, the girl was out of sorts and approached Mixon looking for an altercation (I believe she was drunk). It is known that she had a history of legal issues, so I say this with the understanding that she was not an innocent party in this incident.
I will reiterate from my post above that Mixon was known to have a good background with no prior incidents in his childhood, so this was very out of sorts for him. Again, there is never an excuse to hit a female, especially in the manner that was done in this case, but I fully understand this as something to not expect in the future with him. This isn't a Ray Rice issue where the footage showed the actions of a completely cold-blooded male - there were faults in both parties, and the end result was Mixon going out of control with how he reacted to the female's actions. His suspension and jail time was understood and deserved, but I fully expect him to learn from this situation as everything I read claims him to be a stand out individual with good morality.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Going to be honest with you||
Going to be honest with you guys here... I don't think the mindset with Mixon is similar to that of other guys who have been involved with domestic violence. I live in OKC and I've read most of the articles and heard a lot of perceptions of this situation. I think OU fans are still excited about this kid, and the knowledge of him is that this incident was completely out of the norm for the kid and is not quite so cut and dry as "punch girl in face" sounds. The OK media all got to see the footage of the incident, and it was basically what they expected they would see.
There was an article in the Oklahoman this morning with quotes from Stoops about how exited they are to have him back and how good of a kid he is. He does not have a bad background at all, and I will honestly be more shocked if we hear about another negative incident from him (especially to this severity) than if we don't. I completely dislike OU, but I am definitely open to seeing this kid have another chance. One incident should not be the end of a players career.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Half agree half not. The part||
Half agree half not. The part I don't agree to is that Harbaughs staff was on the "loser" end of the recruiting gig. I do think there's a bit if an ego issue with the standard mgoblogger's perspective regarding certain media outlets, and while opinions are voiced quite strongly on this one as well, I definitely think Harbaugh's staff did a great job flipping some guys we had (probably) never even heard of prior to a few weeks ago. We lost out on some guys, but that has to be expected with a minimal timeframe to recruit with a new staff (even with Harbaugh's reputation).
OTHER THAN THAT... I hear you, man.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I read the sports page of the||
I read the sports page of the local Oklahoman that is provided to me in the handicap stall I am currently sitting in. Doesn't make me old, but then again if this wasn't a free service I wouldn't be reading... So I guess you're right.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Has anyone's balls turned||
Has anyone's balls turned blue on this fella yet?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||This is like the complete||
This is like the complete reverse Hoke here. How many recruits do we have in limbo on NSD? 27? Geez... This will be a COMPLETELY NONproductive day tomorrow.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Also could be said that "if||
Also could be said that "if you ain't first... at least you won't end up blown up in the middle of a nursing home."
Sometimes "ain't first" isn't as bad as it seems. At least in this context.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||No, we can't. That became||
No, we can't. That became most obvious when Jim Harbaugh became our coach. We haz all the bads.
/s (It has become apparent to me that at times I must use this or risk neg-bombs)
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Sir Spicyweiner???||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||As someone who's wife is||
As someone who's wife is obsessed with Dance Moms, "the Devil's work" is probably the most accurate summary I've ever read regarding that show.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Do they not have any good||
Do they not have any good freshmen coming in? I think a lot of people thought we would be atrocious a few years where we scrapped together a very good team as well. I completely dislike that school not to mention their coach, but he is still a good coach. All it takes is a few players to step up and make a difference and the outlook could be completely different.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||See also: Mitch McGary...? Oh||
See also: Mitch McGary...? Oh wait, he actually figured it out... I know both Donnal and Chatman have only three years of eligibility left and everything, but I think they still have a chance at becoming good if not great players. Beilein has a knack for helping players continually improve. Plus the fact that Chatman started at the beginning of the year kind of gives me the idea that maybe he was showing something prior to the beginning of the season that isn't what we are seeing now. Wait to see what these guys look like next year before you think that Beilein screwed up on those two guys.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, cause you know him so||
Yeah, cause you know him so much better than Harbaugh...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, now just reel him in||
Yes, now just reel him in Jim... Reel him in REAL good.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This is what they said about||
This is what they said about sir Spike Albrecht (albeit on the court), then the National Championship game happened...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wolverine Devotee = Lloyd||
Wolverine Devotee = Lloyd Brady of the interwebs?
WD, when are you doing your first podcast interview with your newfound fame?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||If you judge "favorite||
If you judge "favorite websites" based off of web activity, I'd say not only is it my favorite but also smashes Google despite the fact that Google is my homepage.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Of course you would say that||
Of course you would say that to ruin the fun of disciplinary negs.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Are you guys roommates by||
Are you guys roommates by chance? That might help explain things.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Because of the fact that this||
Because of the fact that this thread wasn't intended for you, I don't think he cares if you care or not.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||What ship do champions sail||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||He's Jabrill Peppers. You||
He's Jabrill Peppers. You didn't know this?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Hope he plays with a ship on||
Hope he plays with a ship on his shoulder.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Love this team. Love Beilein.||
Love this team. Love Beilein. That is all.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry to hear that. Thoughts||
Sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers my friend.
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||Unfortunately for me my dream||
Unfortunately for me my dream business will more than likely not provide me with a satisfactory amount of income, so for now I'm stuck dealing with "the man."
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||These next few weeks are sure||
These next few weeks are sure to be filled with a lot of F5's and "looking over my shoulder to make sure no one is noticing my lack of productivity"s.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||He's dead. Jerk.||
He's dead. Jerk.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Biggie||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Time for MAAR and Dawkins||
Time for MAAR and Dawkins show off their skills and grow up. I'm actually excited to see this happen. This will only help next season by giving these guys some invaluable experience.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Currently watching the BTN||
Currently watching the BTN Big Ten Elite show on the 2013 runner up team. Loved the win, but there is definitely something missing from the team this year. I will say though that I really liked to see MAAR do his thing tonight. He's definitely an addition to this team, and I'm excited to see what he's made of once he grows some confidence and realizes he can really help this team.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm going to be honest with||
I'm going to be honest with you here... I'm not sure I'd want a recruit whose name is "G Spot." Sounds like trouble.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I know some of this guys are||
I know some of these guys are giving you crap, but I actually learned something because of this thread... So +1.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Bunch of weirdos.||
Bunch of weirdos.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I could see Durkin or Drevno||
I could see Durkin or Drevno before Wheatley.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||If you're referring to chunks||
If you're referring to chunks of Gopher then yes.
|15 weeks 18 hours ago||While this is extremely||
While this is extremely glorious news, I believe I'm going to have to pass...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Do you seriously think||
Do you seriously think Alabama doesn't redshirt any of their players? A team like Alabama who not only recruits well but also develops well should have very few freshmen play in a given year because their depth chart is stacked with talented guys who have been developed. You are wasting years of players' eligibility (and player development) by burning through redshirts just because "it's not what elite programs do."
So much wrong with this one.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure the majority||
I'm pretty sure the majority of the fan base, especially those who paid attention to recruiting, had a difficult time not seeing a future filled with success after that BCS win. I think that was a fair assessment given the success he had in his first year at UM. That's what fan bases do; success results in more success, and failure results in more failure. We live by the day way above what reality tells us where nothing is guaranteed. That's one reason there's so much emotion put into each win and loss by fans.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Not only that, but he will||
Not only that, but he will also force other teams to make changes because he will make them look terrible in comparison.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Apparently Sam will still||
Apparently Sam will still have Wheatley.... but it's not a lock.... according to his sources.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Or like finding your wife's||
Or like finding your wife's $5 bill in the drier for which will you will never fess up to since you're the one having to do the laundry.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I had to record the game||
I had to record the game tonight and accidentally checked the blog out prior to me starting up the dvr... Which was approximately 9:30 EST. Did not see a posbang thread, so I watched the entire game assuming a loss.... DID NOT LOSE HECK YES HARBAUGH
|15 weeks 3 days ago||BANG..... I like that too.||
BANG..... I like that too.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Have you ever played a joke||
Have you ever played a joke on a friend? So have I.
ALL THE WHEATLEYS. ALL THE BANGS.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||HECK YES. HARBAUGH.||
HECK YES. HARBAUGH.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||Colin loves to fester up||
Colin loves to fester up anger, hence his intense trollness.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Well sonofagun I already did||
Well sonofagun I already did my Christmas shopping. Must return gifts and repurchase now.
On a semi-notsureifserious note, what if everyone on this board purchased some junk on Amazon through the mgoAmazon link.. that of course they were going to purchase anyway... and Brian set up a "Come Home Harbaugh" fundraiser via those funds.
Think it could do some (positive) damage? I am not the creative type to come with what kind of legal actions could be done with such money, but Harbaugh's got to have some sort of Christmas wish list that we could partially fulfill.
Dumb idea? Yeah thought so k thanks bye.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Democratic vote... yes... I||
Democratic vote... yes... I like. And of course, the coaches have no say in whether or not they are hired.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I have found that the best||
I have found that the best option for getting what you want for Christmas is buying what you want yourself and then finding someone who is willing to not only give it to you but also reimburse you.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Hanes v-necks, man. I have||
Hanes v-necks, man. I have some "nicer" options, but nothing beats the comfort of a Hanes v-neck.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Dennard was/is a corner...?||
Dennard was/is a corner...?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||We have non conference wins||
We have non conference wins against Oregon and Syracuse not to mention a near win against Villanova. I think we are just hitting some growing pains with this young team - WE WILL BE FINE. If you think we are going to hit 20% from 3 all year... Coached by Sir Beilein... You're dang nuts. Defense looked good against a good shooting team.
Once Harbaugh is announced as our new football coach, this team will come back to life. Of course if he isn't, well... Then God help us all.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||His tits look fine. He seems||
His tits look fine. He seems to be quite fit for his age.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't it odd that this thread||
Isn't it odd that this thread was created by Coach Schiano, who is supposedly doing everything in his power to fill the coaching vacancy other than physically and forcefully planting his body in Hoke's office and refusing to leave until he's hired (or arrested)?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think I cold have||
I don't think I cold have wanted one coach to be successful more than Brady Hoke. Such a classy guy, and you knew his influence on his players went well beyond the football field. Classy, classy man who truly cared for the University and his players. Really wish this could have worked out. He deserved any recognition he received today as his mark on those players is way more important in the grand scheme of things than the wins and losses.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I think the key to this whole||
I think the key to this whole conspiracy is in your sig... It just clicked while reading your comment. What if it's... BIAKABUTUUUKAAAAAA!!!!
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||This is a very Cowherd thing||
This is a very Cowherd thing of you to do.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Something tells me he tweeted||
Something tells me he tweeted this just to go on mgoblog and read this thread. Not gonna lie, if I was him I would have a hard time not loving this.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Or start.||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Lloyd Carr was offered the||
Lloyd Carr was offered the job as permanent AD and immediately signed Jim Harbaugh. They signed their paperwork next to each other while sitting in front of Schlissel's desk, and the three of them had the giggles simultaneously. It was cute. Weird, but cute.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||This just came to me. Cows.||
This just came to me. Cows. Herds. Herds of cows. COWHERD! Sounds very Manball to me.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||So it's a name not being||
So it's a name not being mentioned he says.... Either Cowherd doesn't read our CC threads, or we're going to have to go WAY deep on this one.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I still freaking remember how||
I still freaking remember how pissed a lot of people were when we picked him up, referring to him as a "career bench player." That made me angry then, and now I think it's hilarious. He may end up being the only member of that class to stay all four years, but that was one killer find by Beilein. Love that kid.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I couldn't stop thinking||
I couldn't stop thinking about how Irvin's game just looks so much more polished while watching tonight. Very similar to the Stauskas leap. They're still different shooters, but Irvin has showed some major skill so far creating shots and driving to the basket. One drive in particular tonight that made me think "NBA 1st rd pick." I will seriously not be surprised if Irvin ends the season with a better draft projection than Levert.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I watch you every time.||
I watch you every time.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Unless.. of course... they||
Unless.. of course... they both average a foul every third minute.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||There are some threads where||
There are some threads where I should know better than to actually read through the comments, especially of late. This happens to be one of those threads. While there was some great information buried within the comments, most of what I read was just a bunch of drama between individual posters. It's not very appealing, especially to the more casual contributors who are just seeking information. We all love Michigan, but some of us take these things too personally, especially between posters.
That is all.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||He implemented the Slow-Moe||
He implemented the Slow-Moe effect... or the reverse of that. I can't decide which.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||WD = Wacked Dave||
WD = Wacked Dave
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Also, for the martial arts||
Also, for the martial arts enthusiasts, check out the following...
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, my addiction with||
Yeah, my addiction with seeking out foreign films began with Oldboy. I cannot get enough of good Korean filmmaking, so I'll have to check out your recommendation. The thing I love about Korean movies is that sometimes they are slow, but there seems to be an extra emphasis on character development like more classic American films, yet they rarely hold back punches when it comes time to get dirty.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not joking when I say||
I'm not joking when I say it's one of the few Eastwood flicks I haven't seen (directed or acted). It's just one of those that always slipped through the cracks.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Here's a few Korean films||
Here's a few Korean films that need to be seen... Some of these may not be considered "underrated," but I feel it's my duty to mention them anyway.
Memories of Murder (director of Snowpiercer) - Highest recommendation
Other foreign flicks...
"Underrated" English flicks...
The Expendables Series
I'll just stop there.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for The Chaser. Loved that||
+1 for The Chaser. Loved that freakin' movie. I'm sad to say I have yet to see The Outlaw Josey Wales. I had a really hard time finding it for the longest time, but finally was able to DVR it. You may have just convinced me to pull a late nighter tonight and finally do it.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I second this.||
I second this.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||This is true. +1 to you sir.||
This is true. +1 to you sir.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||That's quite the||
That's quite the transformation.
|26 weeks 35 min ago||Trying to locate the post you||
Trying to locate the post you are replying to is way more inconvenient than trying to pay attention to post #s. I don't recall a single individual poster who has purposefully done this since I began lurking on here about four or five years ago. Users will more than likely not spend the time trying to locate the post you respond to this way in order to understand your posts and therefore have a greater chance of negging you for that alone.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Not gonna lie. I thought that||
Not gonna lie. I thought that said Bill Clinton... I almost started to like him. Especially after the "WOOF" part.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||This is actually a pretty||
This is actually a pretty solid beat.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Leeroyyyyyy Jeeen.... er...||
Leeroyyyyyy Jeeen.... er... Kelly. Leroy Kelly. Right.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I was listening to the radio||
I was listening to the radio and the song "The Right Direction" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus was on... specifically was just hearing the lyrics "You better get headed in the right direction."
I'd say that applies.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||The mgoboard has been making||
The mgoboard has been making this loss worse for me. I'd rather move on, but the depressing "I give up" atmosphere here since the end of the game is just plain awful. Thankfully you're all not running the program or this season would be a complete tire fire. Way too reactionary.
I hate losing just like the rest of you, especially the way the game ended, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this team will perform under adversity with a fanbase screaming for their coaches heads. At least you know the players love this coaching staff, so I hope this will motivate them to work even harder and beat the piss out of the B10. I'm going to support this team AND coaching staff until the end - Give Nuss time to work on this o-line before you crucify him as well.
On a side note, I actually saw some improvements in our running game. We all knew the O-Line would be a work-in-progress with improvements over the course of the year. Hopefully they improve enough by the time the MSU game comes around.
Looking forward to Saturday's game.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure who I like more,||
I'm not sure who I like more, but they both looked a lot better than last year. Green in particular. He really seems to have found that burst to hit the hole that was missing last year with that added weight. There was a bit more explosion in his runs. It's one game. I'm much more confident in those fellas running the ball this year.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to be mid-flight||
I'm going to be mid-flight during his announcement. If there are any mgopilots in the Reno/Tahoe area, can you please skyline his decision for me? Block M for yes and a sad face for no.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Not to mention this fella||
Not to mention this fella named Serge Ibaka who they drafted late first round, stashed overseas for a year of development, and turned him into a star. They haven't been perfect with all their acquisitions, but they've built an excellent championship caliber team despite their small market stature.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I was sitting on my couch||
I was sitting on my couch watching that game via ESPN GameCast on my dang computer that whole fourth quarter. I will never forget my reaction to reading the captions on that final play after refreshing the crap out of that thing just praying that freaking field goal would go in.
I can't imagine that it would have been more difficult and heartaching to watch that game live compared to how I was forced to keep up with the stupid game.. having to refresh the page over and over again in frustration while waiting for ESPN to update the dumb thing.
At least this time it's on TV! Ha.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||The Horror II implies||
The Horror II implies defeat.... Pretty sure the game hasn't even been played yet.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I don't even get||
I don't even get Draftageddon. How does one win Draftageddon? Have I missed the end of season Fantasy Draftageddon Championship Extravaganza every year? I've always felt like I was the one mgostupidhead who didn't know the point of the whole dang thing. Maybe I'm supposed to read every Draftageddon article in its entirety to figure it all out, but it's too long... so I gave up.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||... I love broccoli... that's||
... I love broccoli... that's not cooked...
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds to me like you need a||
Sounds to me like you need a new change of scenery. Lansing's having an effect on you.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I'd respect him too if it||
I'd respect him too if it wasn't such a ridiculous thing to throw a "temper tantrum" over. It isn't like Dave Brandon changed the helmet or rose prices 100% or put a Domino's pizza ad in the middle of the football field - He scheduled a football game... with a team that this guy can't stand because of a previous terrible outcome.... Uhhh... I'm sorry, but to me that's just his loss if he chooses not to watch it. It's not that he's a terrible person for doing this, but it does sound exactly what he described it as... a "temper tantrum." In other words... an immature reaction.
Profitgoblue... do as you wish, but I just don't think it's worth it.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Denard in Philadelphia...||
Denard in Philadelphia... *Heart Melting*
|36 weeks 1 day ago||The reason I stated this as a||
The reason I stated this as a "religious discussion" is because religion defined the culture in which this country was founded for which still influences our nation to this day, which resulted in a particular known judgment towards homosexuals. It is because this nation was first a Christian nation that homosexuality has been such a hidden topic for so many years. Over time those viewpoints have been challenged and we are now seeing a rise in acceptance of homosexuality.
That is why this is a religious topic, because if it wasn't for conservative religion this would never have been the hot button issue it is today. Not all Christians or religions see homosexual behavior as immoral, just as not all non-religious people view it as moral. But the fact is that Christianity has always been a reason for why this is now newsworthy because of the culture it helped define, which is what I meant by a religious topic. I didn't mean anything by that other than I just wanted to help make aware the fact that the issue really shouldn't be whether or not we agree with the life he lives but that we should commend him for being real with who he is.
I meant to stop before but I felt like I was being misunderstood, so I apologize if my statements offended anyone. Again, my main point is to bring unity to the idea that no matter what beliefs we have regarding homosexuality, we need to feel compassion for those who feel they need to live in a dark hole to protect themselves from "haters" and acknowledge that this is a very bold and embraceable motion.
Mods, feel free to delete my comments if needed.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I have learned over time that||
I have learned over time that you are correct about homosexuality not being a choice. The actions are choices, and that is where my moral beliefs kick in. This is where I wanted to stop the discussion because of the boards standards.
All I can add is that I have made an insurmountable amount of immoral choices in my lifetime, so I have no judgment towards sexually active homosexuals. And I will not pretend to understand homosexuality because of the scientifical aspect of it; I am not a homosexual, so there's no way for me to grasp what it's like to be homosexual or to feel a sexual attraction towards another man. And this is the case for every heterosexual male or female regardless of your viewpoints on homosexuality.
I apologize if I stepped overboard the religious discussion, I just wanted to clear that up. This is all I will say from here on out about this. This is such a sensitive topic, and rightfully so. I wish extremists from both sides could choose love over hatred.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||The thing that I don't like||
The thing that I don't like about topics like this is that they become heated and result in a lot of hate towards particlar thoughts/beliefs regarding homosexuality as well as the particular individuals they involve. "Religion" is the main reason why this is such a big deal in the first place, so to say "no religion" should mean that these things should probably not be brought up on the board in the first place only because it restricts comments to one particular viewpoint and prohibits others from expressing themselves.
That being said, despite the fact that I am a proclaimed Christian and have my own views on the subject of homosexuality, one thing I can say for sure is that I am proud of him for allowing himself to come to terms with his homosexuality in that he is not afraid of the decisions he makes and what people think of those decisions. I truly believe that if you make decisions that are regretful and are morally against them yourself, you should do everything in your power to correct those behaviors. If you like the decisions you make and find them moral and just, it is sad to think that you would be forced to contain those beliefs/life choices within yourself and "hide" from the world - So many negative consequences come from that, and I imagine that must be an extremely tough world to live in.
I respect and love those who are real about who they are, and I truly wish those who do not agree with his life choice would still love him for being real about himself and love him for who he is as an individual. Unfortunately, this is not the case most of the time. And that's truly sad and hateful, which is not what "we" are called to be.
I will only go this far in the discussion since this is not a board for "religious discussions," but I do wish those who see this from the other extreme realize that those who have differing opinions on "homosexuality" are not terrible people just like those who practice homosexuality are not terrible people - When it's an issue of hatred towards a particular individual, then it becomes inhumane and unjust regardless of the viewpoint.
I, too, wish for a day where these things don't have to be a huge media event any longer.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Standord. Battle of the||
Standord. Battle of the smarts.
Second would be... Uhhhhh... Just someone who doesn't traditionally suck.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||You apparently didn't read||
You apparently didn't read the Mattison presser.
Half joking, I agree that there seems to be a bit more confidence in the basketball team's future productivity due to recent performances, but I can't say that means I am more anticipating basketball season at the moment. I absolutely cannot wait for game day.
To add to this, I also am an avid basketball follower - ask the wife. Pumped for this year as well. Really excited to see these freshmen do their thing, including Dawkins.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Holy crap this got me jacked.||
Holy crap this got me jacked.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but I heard he was Mr.||
Yeah, but I heard he was Mr. Thug Nasty in Pee Wee. DOMINATION.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure that's||
I'm not sure that's completely the case. While Mattison will never go out and say "our defense is quite terrible at doing this and this," usually the optimism is capped with a bit of "need to continue to develop in 'x' area." I really think Mattison knows this is his best defense he's had at Michigan, and he's having a difficult time containing his excitement.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Well we'll find out in a year||
Well we'll find out in a year or so if you're right...
|36 weeks 5 days ago||If Drake Johnson turns out to||
If Drake Johnson turns out to be the starter, I'd say that has more to do with his actual skill than the lack of skill from Green and Smith.
The only position group that I feel is questionable is the O-Line. I don't know why, and maybe this is every year and I'm just too excited for the season to start, but I feel like the coaches seem to be a lot more positive about their team as a whole this year. I see that especially from the defensive side, but I feel like I can recall a lot more "need to step up" talk from the O-Line throughout the preseason and during the season last year. Hoke seems to speak positively about specific players on how they're doing, which to me seems to be an improvement.
Not saying we have an All-Big10 line this year based off of what I'm reading, but I'm becoming more optimistic about where things could be. Wait and see I guess... *sigh*
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry, it was sarcasm. I have||
Sorry, it was sarcasm. I have begun to understand that I need to begin using the "/s" tag more often. For future reference, I hate social media.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I love Legos.||
I love Legos.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||OK so I missed the original||
OK so I missed the original thread and I'm still terrified... Are we sure Peppers is fine? Did someone FB message him to confirm? Has he tweeted that he is in perfect health? I NEED REASSURANCE!!
|37 weeks 52 min ago||Denard for pre-season MVP.||
Denard for pre-season MVP.
|37 weeks 55 min ago||DG = Devin Gardner. Just||
DG = Devin Gardner. Just trying to help a guy out.
|37 weeks 1 hour ago||Unless he is the best||
Unless he is the best freshman LT of EVER!! Gosh our I-line is going to pancake the crap out of some foo's!!
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Uhhhhhh pretty sure Staee||
Uhhhhhh pretty sure Staee didn't offer him. It was the other crap school.
But then again, is there ever a bad time to proclaim the phrase "Suck it, Izzo"...? I can't think of one.
Suck it, Izzo.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Hoooooooooooly||
Hoooooooooooly commitapalooza. NICE.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||He should be on the sideline||
He should be on the sideline of every football game as well. Put a freakin helmet on him if you have to.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||So you combine Tim Duncan and||
So you combine Tim Duncan and Glenn Robinson and you get a white guy who shoots threes and is not a large mammal... Who woulda thought....?
Welcome! Looking forward to you terrorizing future Sparties with that sweet jump shot!
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I had similar thoughts. From||
I had similar thoughts. From how I took it, Nuss had limited control of his offense because of Saban, so I think him having full control over our offense might bring a different tempo/style than what we're used to seeing at Alabama.
Also, Borges was given pretty much full rein of the offense at Michigan. Hoke may have taken a little bit more control/guidance at the end, but he always gave Borges his "full trust" in how he ran the offense. I think this is why Nuss was so attracted to Michigan in the first place - He was going to get his shot at running things how he wants to run them.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Oh Mitch McGary, how I miss||
Oh Mitch McGary, how I miss thee.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||#32... Much like our good||
#32... Much like our good friend Jordan Kovacs... Oh let's not worry about that little #32 over there... THWACK BANG KACHOW.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Brian Kelly could learn a few||
Brian Kelly could learn a few things from this guy.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I guess I suck at sarcasm||
I guess I suck at sarcasm because it was a joke. I have a hard time seeing how someone without any college playing experience makes a list like this. Fournette included.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Where's the death stares to||
Where's the death stares to the crowd? The swag??
That being said, the kid has range. Legit shooter. I'd love to add this kid if the class size was larger, but since that's not the case... I JUST DON'T KNOW. I really feel that he would torment the crap out of some Sparties, though. I do like the idea of that.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Funchess Smunchess. All that||
Funchess Smunchess. All that really matters is where they put Peppers on this list.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||So what you're saying is...||
So what you're saying is... Devin can't predict the future 100% accurately and that upsets you? This wasn't an "I promise I'll take out the garbage today" kind of guarantee.
Question... Would you rather have him say something to the effect of "I don't know what will happen but I will try to make sure we win" or would you rather have him show confidence and drive with a "guarantee" being that he has more control over the offensive performance than any other player on the field?
The thing about that "guarantee" with the win over OSU last year told me that this dude is going to do everything he can to win. You don't guarantee something will happen without doing your best to give it your all because you know the risks of what you're saying. Watching that game, I have no doubt in my mind Devin gave it his all. I honestly couldn't believe he was still going at the end of that game - It was a remarkable game for him.
Him making claims to push Hoke off the hot seat tells me that he is working really freaking hard to improve and make this offense the best it can be. Therefore, I LIKE.
|39 weeks 16 hours ago||Thanks for posting this. Not||
Thanks for posting this. Not only is it interesting, but it's also hilarious to see how many people throw a fit about something that is actually related to Michigan sports. Besides, I'm a socks and shoes kinda guy.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||... "Because you'll end up in||
... "Because you'll end up in Ann Arbor regardless"..... You forgot to add that part.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Nik.||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Mexico plays American||
Mexico plays American football?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, not exactly. Lived here||
Eh, not exactly. Lived here for 6 years and I love it. Granted I came from Sioux Falls, SD... Which yeah... But still. Perfect smallish big city in my opinion.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I will be holding that sign.||
I will be holding that sign. SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!
|43 weeks 2 days ago||The Nazi's were already||
The Nazi's were already beaten. Have you not seen Inglorious Basterds? 'Parently not.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Hoping I don't have to wait||
Hoping I don't have to wait til 2016 for His arrival.
|45 weeks 22 hours ago||.... Wait for it....||
.... Wait for it....
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Give him -999,999 and lock||
Give him -999,999 and lock him there... Both shy of the 1 mil mark and also just shy of the current leader "Q" as you say. Then just as you're about to give "Q" his points back... Ban him.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||I frankly don't see how it||
I frankly don't see how it would be so difficult for the NCAA to audit schools on a semi regular basis and take control of academic related problems with "student athletes" if they actually cared about it. To me the NCAA is just as much to blame as the schools themselves.
Money matters too much to the NCAA and college institutions that the fear of losing star athletes due to academic reasons prevents full accountability towards keeping each student athlete under the same kind of academic restrictions and guidelines as other students at those institutions. If the NCAA really wanted to take care of this problem, then do audit testing on actual random players (especially when evidence actually exists in the world that it occurs) and test these academic standards placed on athletes.
I just think this is really bogus and just enhances the reality that college sports is a huge cash cow for schools and the NCAA and only enhances the arguments placed for paying players since money is obviously what drives both organizations.
One of two things needs to be done. Either you start treating student athletes as students first both by the NCAA and each individual institution and be punished for a failing to do so, or you can no longer pretend that athletes are actually students when their money-generating abilities take precedence over their academic potential.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||BREAKING NEWS. SAM WEBB HAS A||
BREAKING NEWS. SAM WEBB HAS A GUT AND IT'S FEELING BLUE.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||When all you see are posts||
When all you see are posts such as this... Then you know it's the end.
The problem is that there are always rational people out there who aren't so apocalyptic, so I expect this to happen NEVER.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||BDIDICJENEBROVGISWKXOCIDJEJBV||
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Here lies an example of||
Here lies an example of pessimistic optimism. Which, to say the least, is much better than most of the board lately. We could use a bit more of this.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Summary: SWOOSH SLASH GASH...||
Summary: SWOOSH SLASH GASH... "Shoelaces flapping in the wind."
|49 weeks 16 hours ago||Brooks doesn't play young||
Brooks doesn't play young guys? Uhhhhhh did you know that 20 yr old big rookie Adams just got around 38 minutes in a series clenching playoff game last night, most of which came before the Ibaka injury? Did you know that last year rookie PG Reggie Jackson started most of last years playoffs? Even before the Westbrook injury, he was still getting substantial minutes.
To be honest with you, if there is one team in the NBA that is not only really good but also plays with a plentiful amount of youth minutes.... OKC would be that team.
GRIII may not be a potential starter anytime soon for them, but he could definitely find a role in their rotation. Athleticism is really important to that team, which GRIII most definitely has.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||The only thing I can conclude||
The only thing I can conclude from this bit of information is that I need to increase the amount of poop breaks I take at work.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||DO WANT. I'm not going to get||
DO WANT. I'm not going to get carried away just yet... But IF this Ukranian fella signs... Throw in the Irvin/Walton Summer Transformation... We be good. Real good.
How have I not heard of him until now?
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Me likey muchos grandes.||
Me likey muchos grandes.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Not to mention P.M.S. Or||
Not to mention P.M.S. Or P.O.S. Just for future reference.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||BOOMSHAKALAKA||
|50 weeks 4 days ago||My expectations for next||
My expectations for next season just skyrocketed.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||If the Thunder pick up||
If the Thunder pick up Stauskas, I will buy season tickets.
Even though Stauskas is NJAS, he would give the Thunder a weapon they currently are lacking. Golly gee whiz do I hope this happens!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I think he was joking dude.||
I think he was joking dude.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks, buddy. I live ten||
Thanks, buddy. I live ten hours from her, so I try to make the trip up there a little more often than usual right now. Do what I can from afar.
Those were some solid uplifting words of encouragement. Very solid indeed.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Said a prayer for you and||
Said a prayer for you and your family. My mom, who is only 52, is battling breast cancer and is about to lose her hair. One of my uncles (my mom's brother) died of brain cancer a few years ago before he hit 60. Cancer has been all too familiar in my family as of late, and one thing is for sure.. these experiences really bring to the forefront a new hatred for this awful disease. It blows. My sympathy is with your family, my man.
|1 year 57 min ago||Does this mean Kentucky can't||
Does this mean Kentucky can't sign their whole recruiting class? PLEASE BE TRUE.
|1 year 1 hour ago||The NCAA could use an||
The NCAA could use an accountability partner to make sure the things they do are not in fact dumb. I commend Mitch for his honesty and maturity. He's had a tough last year. Definitely going to miss him, but he made the best decision possible given the circumstances.
|1 year 1 week ago||I really want to come up with||
I really want to come up with something intelligent and humorous to write, but all I can think about is how much I'm going to miss this guy. ALL THE SWAGS.