Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|18 hours 38 min ago||You are what my wife refers||
You are what my wife refers to as a "bad."
|2 days 3 hours ago||Are you sure the chick in||
Are you sure the chick in your avatar wants her pic splattered all over your... uh... avatar?
|2 days 17 hours ago||Because there's a thing such||
Because there's a thing such as a giant ogre literally tossing a human being like a merry go round throwing off a tiny child because it's going too fast.
And then holy crap the fake death is possibly the most hilarious fake death I ever saw live on TV. That was one of those things that usually gets overlooked a little bit live but it was so obvious of what was actually going on there that I could not stop laughing out loud despite the penalty against Michigan. I mean I wasn't even mad. Great work, punter.
|6 days 3 hours ago||DUDE... We got a good||
DUDE... We got a good replacement for Winston. If not better replacement by some people.
Not to mention the other 4*s we have in that class. Ugh.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Jokes aside, this is||
Jokes aside, this is absolutely disgusting. If true, Petino should be banned for life as well as the "assistant," and the Louisville program should be put up for the SMU treatment. I can't stand this kind of stuff. NCAA needs to start cracking down on this kind of stuff and get rid of it. (Not that I ever expect this to happen in the slightest to make that clear.)
And quick thought, even if the legal age for consent is 16 in the state of Kentucky, does it matter if the kid is visiting from a state where the legal age is 18? Just curious.
|6 days 19 hours ago||There is nothing more||
There is nothing more pleasant and more vital to fulfillment in life than laughter.
|6 days 21 hours ago||HAAAAAAAAAAAA. This is what||
This is what must have broke the Internet. At least my internet.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Duh!||
|1 week 1 day ago||Sometimes it's best to||
Sometimes it's best to embrace your enemies than run away from them. Although I don't consider him an enemy, just a "guy."
|1 week 2 days ago||Mad skills right there. To||
Mad skills right there. To adjust on the fly with the weight differentials between the football vs the cabbage was tremendous. Slow clap. I would have made... none of those.
|1 week 2 days ago||Now that I threadjacked, I||
Now that I threadjacked, I will also add that if Corley is added to this class, I will indeed not haz a sad after watching that highlight video posted above. Goodness gracious that dude has skills.
|1 week 2 days ago||It was said in a way that||
It was said in a way that made it sound like they believe it will be difficult to surpass. Not impossible, but difficult... Momma likey. E'rbody likey.
There's way more in this article than what I'm saying; I'm attempting to not get myself the boot since its premium info. I'm sure more will be said in the Thursday recruiting roundup about his reactions. I know Webb interviewed him or his mom or something Monday night, and I haven't read how that went either. A lot of information regarding Gary should be in that article.
|1 week 2 days ago||Make me.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Not going to post a new||
Not going to post a new thread on the Gary article referenced above, but apparently the visit "set the bar".....
|1 week 2 days ago||WHAT AM I WATCHING AND WHY AM||
WHAT AM I WATCHING AND WHY AM I SHOUTING???
|1 week 4 days ago||Good for Dantonio. I'll take||
Good for Dantonio. I'll take their best vs our best and see who wins. Going to be an exciting game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Apparently Harbaugh doesn't||
Apparently Harbaugh doesn't know how to grade o-line performance then since he gave Kalis the top grade the previous game. I'm sure that won't be his last game he grades out the best either.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes, "the fat boy thing"||
Yes, "the fat boy thing" indeed.
|1 week 5 days ago||A lot of drinking in Oregon||
A lot of drinking in Oregon tonight! Don't think I've ever laughed out loud on a punt return TD before. That was hysterical.
|1 week 5 days ago||That grab by the punter may||
That grab by the punter may have been better than Darboh's... That play was insane.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I could not stop laughing out||
I could not stop laughing out loud for at least a solid minute after reading about South Carolina's "gastrointestinal problems."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Does this mean that Chris||
Does this mean that Chris would get even taller if he came to Michigan???? WOAH!!!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent information. Ooooo||
Excellent information. Ooooo boy I'm excited for Saturday. Should be a real test for the Defense.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||While Rudock has had some||
While Rudock has had some poor passes so far this season, he undeniably has had some very great plays that I haven't seen a Michigan QB make in a LONG time. No doubt that he will make those great plays more frequently and the poor ones less frequently as the season progresses.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Someone give this man a||
Someone give this man a cookie!
Unless he is a she, in which case... Someone give this woman a cookie!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This was good stuff. Watched||
This was good stuff. Watched the WTKA podcasts. Your hard work is paying off, so keep it up fellas! What benefits you guys also benefits your fellow mgobloggers.
Entertaining as always!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Similar situation took me||
Similar situation took me from South Dakota to Oklahoma. Now I'm happily married to a lovely Oklahoman with more blessings than I deserve.
And NOW in 27 years I get to watch Michigan play in Norman!!! Life is great.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||WD, you're probably going to||
WD, you're probably going to do what you're going to do (obviously), but my unbiased suggestion is to find a way to bring the jersey to the game and throw it on over your shirt once you get back to your seat. Carry it in a small back-pack (if that's allowed?) to the press box or come up with some other way to make it work. That's my suggestion.
Now why would you listen to my suggestion over the other 100 suggestions in this thread, some of who you actually know/trust? No clue. Therefore I say good luck, and Go Blue.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||... Says the "Yes Man."||
... Says the "Yes Man."
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||.... Riiiiiiggghhhttt.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'll come back to this thread||
I'll come back to this thread once I've had my morning coffee.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||... Says the guy who never||
... Says the guy who never sought after Koalas for legal opinions.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Guessing the negs have to do||
Guessing the negs have to do with my Sam Webb comment. Thought that might happen.
What I meant was I don't have the knowledge of those who listen to Sam Webb have... not that he's not worth listening to. I was making fun of my lack of recruiting wisdom. Guess I should neg myself too then.
I will say though that Falcon was probably Harbaugh's #1 RB in this class, so if for some reason that's a really bad thing then I definitely won't be surprised if he pushes for another one. Even more so if the ground game continues to get established; if I was a big burley man-child of a RB, Smith's last game against Oregon State would catch my interest for sure.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I remember that quote as||
I remember that quote as well. What that tells me, however, is that he's going to get his shot at QB. Who knows if that's Harbaugh's #1 intended position for him, especially with a guy like Peters coming in the same class, but he will most definitely get his shot. Harbaugh loves competition.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||With Harbaugh, all things are||
With Harbaugh, all things are possible. I would guess that RB recruiting is done though, unless you hear chatter to the likes of what you mentioned... one guy projected to another position or Falcon's injury projected as long term.
One thing I am pretty sure about, however, is that Viramontes probably won't end up at RB at any point in his career. He very well may, because Harbaugh and all, but I could see him at another offensive position (H-Back/TE) over RB. Though I can't recall his height...
That's the take from a complete non-expert who doesn't listen to Sam Webb.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||More gratifying to send them||
More gratifying to send them to hell.... No?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So we are OK with giving our||
So we are OK with giving our favorite band money to fund their next album/project, but it's not OK to give someone tuition help?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hope he's ben jamin to some||
Hope he's ben jamin to some good tunes while he heals up. That juste gives me and the Koala a sad.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Note to future CEO types -||
Note to future CEO types - You do not know everything in the world and are not the best at everything in the world, and therefore it is wise to not be a controlling weinerschnitzel in every aspect of your department/organization looking for a bunch of "yes men." You will eventually piss nearly everyone off who isn't only there for the $$$, and virtually everyone will praise your departure.
This is coming from someone who is currently working for an organization with a Patterson/Brandon type in control, and all of those who know what the heck is actually going on in this organization (and most of those who don't) are eagerly waiting his retirement at the end of next year. This stuff is real.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sorry but his was better||
I'm sorry but his was better than the Koala's "12 times" mom joke in an earlier thread.. Oh my gosh I just shed a few.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Was there a Koala mass murder||
Was there a Koala mass murder rampage that I missed or something? I don't think I've ever seen a mom joke that good get negged that hard before.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In all reality, this is doing||
In all reality, this is doing Shane a HUGE favor if he in fact gets that redshirt. He's not going to play this year except for meaningless snaps barring a Rudock injury; if he gets the redshirt, he still has two years to play college football. If he doesn't, he only has one.
Let's say Shane plans on transferring after this year; if he completes his degree, he can go ahead and leave with two years left of eligibility to play somewhere else; if he doesn't, he has a transfer year then can play somewhere else as a 5th year - NOT an option if he plays this year and doesn't acquire his degree.
If he sticks it out and competes for next year's spot (which I have little doubt that he will), he can compete next year and still have one year left to either play for Michigan or somewhere else as a grad transfer. If he wins the job at Michigan next season, that's two years of being a starter; if he loses the job, he has one year left with a grad year option to play immediately.
All that being said, if Shane wants his shot at playing as a starting college football quarterback, he really needs this redshirt. If he doesn't get it, coming back to Michigan next year may be a much tougher decision for him knowing that may be his last chance at playing football. I know he is a seriously strong competitor with a LOT of self confidence (which is fantastic), but that is an extremely difficult decision to make when you have a guy like O'Korn battling for next year's spot in your final year of eligibility. Maybe he gives it the spring to see how things are looking and makes a final decision from there. Either way, I really hope for this redshirt year for Shane, not even really for Michigan (although it benefits them too for sure), but I'm sure Shane would love to have that 5th year option.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I fully believe Wormley is||
I fully believe Wormley is going to be talked about A LOT as the year progresses. Those TFLs stand out even for the casual football viewer, so you know he's playing at the highest level currently. I will not be surprised to hear his name in the mock draft discussions as the year closes out not to mention awards season.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||And he's one of only like||
And he's one of only like eight assistants that followed him here.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||I remember a few years back||
I remember a few years back when we picked up this local 2* running back recruit, and no one seemed to really care or give him a shot at anything. Now we are so pumped that our little 2* is going to be healthy so that he can take away playing time from our elite 5*s because we need a lift in our running back play.
THIS IS WHY WE DON'T WHINE TO MOMMA WHEN HARBAUGH SNAGS THE TWO STARS BECAUSE THEY WILL BE AWESOME!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The thing is that there are||
The thing is that there are always more than one option for each kid. Just because they don't choose to come here doesn't mean they wouldn't want to be here if they were to choose UM.
Have you ever had to choose between two girls you liked because it was time to commit to one? They're both good options but ultimately you have to choose one, so you figure out which one you think is the best option and you go with it. I'm not saying we should be all butthurt over not being picked #1 and cry to Momma, but there's a reason Winston was in it this far with us - He really likes what UM has to offer. Maybe it's best we move on now, but you have to live with it knowing that you didn't give the kid the full chance to commit when he was ready to.
And the girl analogy works perfectly because there never is just one. No matter how long you go between girls, two will always show up once one surfaces.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hey-o!||
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm an accountant, so I||
I'm an accountant, so I learned a lot of tricks from fellow peers to make work more productive. Just so happens that some of them also can be tools to hide a lack of productivity.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||All I can say is I'm pumped||
All I can say is I'm pumped for this year. My one true hope is that some major improvements can be picked up and recognized, because the guys who truly will turn this program around are still watching the TV and trying to figure out if this is something they should sign up for. This was a tough first game for a new program on the road, and I think the second half was very promising for what is possible with this team. I think by the time we face BYU this team will make a lot of solid improvement. Disappointing first game maybe but also very hopeful for what comes of this team still.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||This was an en"gross"ing||
This was an en"gross"ing conversation. Made me gag a little. What happened to the B1G?
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I would have expected a||
I would have expected a little more "monkey" in this picture.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Alt+Tab then release.||
Alt+Tab then release.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Says the guy with boils all||
Says the guy with boils all up in his mouth.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||HE'S ALIVE!!!||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I am a HUGE fan of his||
I am a HUGE fan of his quarterbacking in the 2013 OSU game with a broken body.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Not... Sure... If...||
Not... Sure... If... Serious.......
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You're probably just high,||
You're probably just high, man.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yet if you read Brians one||
Yet if you read Brians one word response of "Wow" in regards to his thoughts on the book (I believe from his Unverified Voracity post yesterday), I have to imagine that it only gets better.
For someone like Brian to have that kind of response to something he knew a lot about already, that only shows that this thing was JACKED - way more than we could have ever imagined. Which.... This "The Game" crap is pretty bad, so I think that alone paints a pretty solid picture.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I could see a guy with feet||
I could see a guy with feet like his do a few things at the cornerback position... And then some. There's a reason for this, and I bet we will be pleased to find that out in hopefully the near future.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I was going to post a comment||
I was going to post a comment similar to this, so I'm glad I read the comments first. There is no doubt in my mind that this would be another "49ers" situation all over again. Harbaugh needs his freedom and control, and there's no way Brandon would have been fine giving him that. I mean geez, do you honestly think Harbaugh would not only allow Brandon into his film sessions but also allow him to state his opinions/suggestions on how to run his team? Jim would throw him out after a huge yelling match no doubt, which... who can just throw their boss out of a room and not get fired? Probably Jim Harbaugh, but that's besides the point.
This is the best situation possible currently, so my hopes are that when we hire a replacement AD that he understands his role in regards to how to approach people in leadership roles and how to manage them. Sometimes the best "leaders" just need to allow other great leaders to lead. I'd say Jim fits that bill.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||MIKE FART, IS THAT YOU????||
MIKE FART, IS THAT YOU???? DUDE I THOUGHT YOU DIED!!!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Boom shakalaka. Is that how||
Is that how that's spelled?
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Turns out when Kareem||
Turns out when Kareem "flipped" to Alabama last minute, that actually WAS a sign that things were not over with him.
That's why I couldn't understand why he even committed to anyone that day... If you change your mind the last day before your "announcement day," and you still have another 8 months to decide where you actually want to go to school before you reach the final deadline (and the only one that really matters)... Well, that probably means that you might as well think on it a LITTLE bit longer.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I always wondered if I was a||
I always wondered if I was a better man than Colin Cowherd. I have now received confirmation. THANKS!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well I wouldn't necessarily||
Well I wouldn't necessarily call it an "approach." That sounds more like a choice. Mine is more like a being. I am who I am. No matter how much it drives my wife insane, I can't hear her speak to me while I'm reading mgoblog. IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I will say this about||
I will say this about myself... I absolutely HATE getting distracted. It throws me off and takes me longer to do two things at once than it would take me to do one thing and then the other. My thoughts aren't focused, and my brain is scattered. I get irritable and lose my train of thought sometimes completely. I would say that this is one of my strongest weaknesses - My wife would confirm this.
Not saying Jim is this way, but I think for most of us it is difficult to remain completely "focused" when there are distractions out there that face us. Jim is in GO MODE right now, and it's obvious to me that he wants to stay in GO MODE. And while I don't think there's ever a time for him not to be in GO MODE, I'm pretty sure he understands that his brain cannot deal properly (and more than likely politely) with distractions at this point. He's starting something new, and he's going at it full force. Complete motivation.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Constipation or diarrhea?||
Constipation or diarrhea?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||There's no doubt in my mind||
There's no doubt in my mind that whoever starts at quarterback next year will be good if not excellent.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||You look good.||
You look good.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||You look terrible.||
You look terrible.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Not even as cargo with the||
Not even as cargo with the birds and the monkeys? I am utterly SHOCKED to hear this. You seem to be more advernturesome than that.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||More Pilate than Jesus in my||
More Pilate than Jesus in my opinion.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Only upvoting because this||
Only upvoting because this clip is hilarious. And for some dumb reason I have no clue where this came from.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Although I do check the board||
Although I do check the board daily, some people are actually busy with lives and stuff that do actually come across relevant board material from time to time.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair, I pick my nose||
To be fair, I pick my nose all the time. It would take a lot of straining and leg bouncing to not do it with a camera recording every sudden move of mine for every second of my four hour a day work life.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ignore him and he will go||
Ignore him and he will go away.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty cool to hear. I'll be||
Pretty cool to hear. I'll be watching for him in a Badger uniform. I was expecting to read that he transferred down to a smaller school, so this makes me think he might actually have a good chance at some playing time (and may be decent). Hope that's the case.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yes. Yes, he was.||
Yes. Yes, he was.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Problem is the only correct||
Problem is the only correct use of the comma is the one lacking the comma.... So you didn't exactly solve the issue. Would need to refer to your uncle as just "Jack" and rewrite as follows....
"I helped my uncle, Jack, off his horse."
Corky's grammar lesson of the day.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||You're asking the wrong||
You're asking the wrong person.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||To be honest, I still have no||
To be honest, I still have no idea what a stanky leg, whip, or nae nae represents. To comment on one, "stanky leg" sounds like it should be referring to someone suffering from gangrene.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why do we still care about||
Why do we still care about any former coach? Why do we still care about Hoke? Why will we still care about Hoke 5 years from now?
He's a part of our history whether we like it or not. That's all I'm adding to this discussion.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Gymnastics tickets...||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Let's be honest here....||
Let's be honest here.... Nowhere in the title or link does it say anything about "hot gymnasts dancing." You wanted to watch Rich Rod do his thing, and that's why you clicked on the link. It wasn't until you saw said hot gymnasts dancing that you came up with a clever disguise.
After all, that's why I clicked the link. Mostly because I had no clue what this was, and because I was bored, and because I'm apparently supposed to be working and wanted to find something to distract me.
In conclusion, I have no idea why I'm here. This video was weird to me. I'm not sure what's going on anymore. Back to work I guess.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm thinking the numbers||
I'm thinking the numbers change daily, so there would be no good reason to guess who #1 is because it will probably be different tomorrow. Who we consider the best player on the team is probably a lot different than how Harbaugh ranks his players.
We all heard before how Harbaugh puts lists out in front of the players' faces (in public fashion was my initial perception) as far as in the gym and on the field, so this ranking system doesn't surprise me. Part of me thinks everyone knows where everyone stands based off of what I've heard as to how he did things in Stanford and so on.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Redshirt year due to||
Redshirt year due to transfer. Can practice but not play in games.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Amen brother. Saw them live||
Amen brother. Saw them live soon after they released their first album with him back, and WOW the vocal range on that guy. Put on an awesome show.
Between him and Adam Dutkiewicz (copy and paste from google so it's correctly spelled) pretending to be a drunk Superman literally the entire show, one of the best live shows I've been to.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||This should be a very||
This should be a very entertaining fall/winter season between the hoops and football teams. Always diminishes the sadness of a vanishing summer when you have that to look forward to.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Well having one playmaker a||
Well having one playmaker a year isn't such a bad wish. I'm fine with that. I think you could make an argument that finding one a year is actually a "need" to sustain a great offense.
I hear your point though my man. I think we forget about Cole from last years class. Here's to hoping he shows those "playmaking" skills a few times his freshman year.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The thing that excites me is||
The thing that excites me is that we have so many players with a ton of undeveloped potential at nearly every position that this team is a complete mystery. With this coaching staff and their ability to develop talent from that potential (as shown historically), this team has... Well... A lot of potential.
I really do think that Michigan is the perfect sleeper team. May struggle early but I expect things to click more and more each game, and it should be fun to watch.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah, but were you high?||
Yeah, but were you high?
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I understand the whole no||
I understand the whole no spiritual crap, but I do have to make one comment. If you don't believe in Christianity or what it's founded on, that's your deal and that's fine. But your comment tells me you completely misinterpret the reasoning behind the "mission." The act of "converting" someone to Christianity is a completely selfless act of service that is only attempted because of a general care for people; it has everything to do with the belief of what happens to those who don't follow Christianity - an act of love for people. And the "medical missions" are done for people regardless if they convert or not - it is not a requirement to sign on the dotted line seal it with blood in order to receive care. It is an act of service, again because of a care for the well being of others.
There are bad apples in every social/spiritual group (even among Michigan fans), so don't assume every Christian or Christian act of service is littered in selfishness. Again, I respect your beliefs or lack of Christian belief, but you don't have to be a Christian to appreciate what Tebow did there in Indonesia.
Mods, I apologize for the addition to the "no religion" policy. But I ask if you remove my comment then please remove his as well.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Neg tosser||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I was joking unfortunately.||
I was joking unfortunately. I'm not actually an idiot. Sorry to disappoint you, so you now have the opportunity to argue with me if you choose to do so.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I knew I should have added||
I knew I should have added the /ACT to my post. I'm an idiot!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Might as well turn this into||
Might as well turn this into another Rashan Gary meltdown thread.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Holy moly you guys. It was||
Holy moly you guys. It was already known that he had a conflict with his SAT prep class that might prevent him from coming. That in itself told me he probably wasn't coming because those things don't tend to reschedule themselves because of a recruiting event for one student.
The overreaction on this board is strong with this one. It's a freakin BBQ, not like he burned his Michigan gear or cancelled his official visit. Good grief.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Did you look at the rest of||
Did you look at the rest of the schedules?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Dare I say that Peppers to||
Dare I say that Peppers to slot could possibly make a potentially average offense suddenly... Explosive? Tricky? Fun? AWESOME? FANTASTIC????? AHHHHHH THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Pretty sure Cardales not a||
Pretty sure Cardale's not a fluke.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||This heavily saddens me.||
This heavily saddens me. Loved the guy to pieces. Going to miss him for sure.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||How do you know that heaven||
How do you know that heaven won't provide an unlimited supply of beer? And heaven beer at that.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||In my personal opinion, we||
In my personal opinion, we can think what we want to think and judge past performance to come up with an answer, but with this coaching staff it is a completely new ball game.
I don't think there's any way to have a clue as to who will start in the fall. Completely new coaching staff. New offensive to learn. And what I'm assuming is a lot more teaching to be had. Any one of these guys could all of a sudden "get it" and end up the starter. Last years performances may have had more to do with the coaching than the talent, and I think we will figure that all out once we see who is on top and how they perform.
This is the cop out answer if anyone wants to join me.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||What if it is both||
What if it is both a chupacabra and a hairless coon at the same time? In other words...
Chupacabra = Hairless Coon....?
The legend of the Chupacabra is actually the legend of the Hairless Coon?
Neg me if this is stupid, but I feel like the point is being missed.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yessssss. The "Your ___ is a||
Yessssss. The "Your ___ is a 'insert word used in previous comment here'" jokes. My favorites! I'm always on the lookout for a good time to throw one of those out. +1
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I'm willing to bet most of||
I'm willing to bet most of the field goal records or near records also had a little help from the rear... just saying. I can maybe kick it 25 yards so I'm impressed.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Where did he go?||
Where did he go?
Edit: And now that I think about it, is it possible that the Koala is the Beet Farmer reincarnated? One seemed to vanish around the same time the other "appeared."
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I see him more as a Shoelace||
I see him more as a Shoelace Belldozer. Speed of a mongoose, agility of a chihuahua, and power of a ... Well... Bulldozer.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Uhhhhh the guy freakin hit||
Uhhhhh the guy freakin hit the ground. I mean he straight up pwned him. It was awesome. Not your standard "x beats y" rep. Ate him for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then threw him up and fed him to the dogs.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, Moe! That's really||
Thanks, Moe! That's really all I was going for, so my spirits have been lifted!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but they also look like||
Yeah, but they also look like great landscaping gloves. I just destroyed my last pair...
Edit: Joke. I'm not very funny.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I heard it was a QB sandwich.||
I heard it was a QB sandwich.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Even if he doesn't beat out||
Even if he doesn't beat out Rudock, he still had a great shot to play the next season. We do, however, have a lot of potential at the QB position and no doubt do I think we will be good at the position for a long time coming under Harbaugh starting at the latest next season. Whether it's Morris or Gentry or any of the 100 QBs under the roster, one of those guys is going to hit their potential.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but then thee whole 30||
Yeah, but then thee whole 30 commits in a month thing happened, so who knows what's going on anymore.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I personally feel that if||
I personally feel that if anyone has an opinion to make on a player on the board (who isn't paid to contribute) it's probably you mostly because you are a professional evaluator. It's just this attitude on these guys is way too pessimistic in general, and too many assumptions are made off of a star rating. In general I agree with what the ranking systems are for and I'd be an idiot if I said I wouldn't be more excited about a five/four star guy with a buttload of offers over a sleeper that came from nowhere; however, we need to trust Harbaigh on the guys we are recruiting a LITTLE BIT more than we are as a whole at the moment.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes it feels as if we||
Sometimes it feels as if we believe Harbaugh is a terrible evaluator solely because the guys he picks up are either ranked as a generic two star or unranked. Seriously? One of the guys gets bumped to a three star and we have to assume he isn't even that quality of a recruit? You guys need to start taking anti-depressants or something.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Baja Blast.||
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Dummmb duh dumb dumb||
Dummmb duh dumb dumb DUMMMMMBBBB
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||You weren't the only one.||
You weren't the only one.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||Sounds like he/she is at the||
Sounds like he/she is at the right place then.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||That's quite a lot of||
That's quite a lot of Johnson's. Never seen so many Johnson's.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||You wouldn't be referring||
You wouldn't be referring to Jabrill Peppers now would you?
I think there was some hints that at least he was going to get some exposure to the offense, and potentially make a "surprise" showing in the Spring game, but that obviously never happened.
Based off of the conclusion from this discussion alone, I would be shocked if he didn't get AT LEAST a few reps a game in the offense. Harbaugh is known to not shy away from letting guys play on both sides of the ball, and this is probably the biggest weapon he's ever had with those capabilites. Personally, I believe if you throw Peppers on the offense a decent amount, you can make a capable offense very explosive and exciting in a hurry.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Well apparently Koalas are||
Well apparently Koalas are good for that as well, so you don't necessarily need to get married to enjoy that particular benefit. Although I'm not sure that's a safer option. Tough debate.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Edit: /s Sarcasm meter is||
Sarcasm meter is off too often I have learned.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Must be silent commits||
Must be silent commits otherwise Harbaugh wouldn't be so confident.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||This is pretty much what I||
This is pretty much what I was getting to above, which was probably after your post. Literally makes no sense if he changed his mind like his father claims.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand how you||
I don't understand how you can be that "committed" to a program with seven months to go until signing day when you change your mind the day before you "commit."
Good luck to him and everything, but he made the announcement about the announcement prior to him "deciding" to go to Alabama if his father is correct based off that quote. Just makes no sense to me. These are the kind of things that might happen when you are forced to make a decision because it's time sensitive, not something you do seven months prior to your deadline.
Color me skeptical, but again, good luck to him whatever he does.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||This may be over my head, but||
This may be over my head, but not really a fan of this comment in general.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Or you could take it from the||
Or you could take it from the other direction and say he's giving them more work. They know the UM fans will be throwing turds at them if they don't get a full scouting analysis of these guys STAT.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||TAKE IT BACK||
TAKE IT BACK. ACE OF BASE RULES AND YOU KNOW IT.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That's my biggest fear with||
That's my biggest fear with storms in Oklahoma - Trash Day. Last thing I want is my wet trash littered all over the yard and streets. My sympathies to you.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with Cutler. I never||
I agree with Cutler. I never really liked him as a player, but that's mostly because I don't understand him. I give him a lot if props for helping out with this camp. I think of all the quarterbacks, he is probably the most random so there must be something to be said for that.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Unless WD irritates you.||
Unless WD irritates you.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Those of you who are playing||
Those of you who are playing the "bleacher report is from the devil" card are depriving yourselves of an excellent read. Suck it up one time then get back to your hater-ness.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Ben Roethlisberger... But||
Ben Roethlisberger... But faster?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||There are a few record labels||
There are a few record labels where I tend to like most of the artists signed by them. One of them in particular releases full album playlists for much of the music produced under their label on YouTube, and I have found and purchased a lot of good music because of the free resource that was provided for my use. This would be an effective way for small bands to get their music out there and in turn bring additional profits by being more exposed. YouTube is not the end all be all for me for music, so obviously I still am in need of another outlet to listen to their music via other devices. Because of this, I am more likely to purchase their music.
Smaller bands and artists that don't get the radio play need a way for listeners to find them, and there are plenty of "free" tools out there to do that. When you go and rip their music for free, yes you may end up going to a concert some day or buy a shirt another, but you no longer need another means of listening which would reinforce spending money to support them since you already have a physical copy. So while ripping music may in fact help bring money into artists pockets by allowing them to gain more of a following and such, they still have that opportunity with all these other free media outlets available online that don't provide you with an actual physical/digital copy of their music. It would benefit them more if they were discovered using those outlets rather than just having their music "ripped" because there's still the need of purchase.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||A few things can be||
A few things can be learned.
That is all I can come up with at the moment.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||YES PLEASE||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||If you make one more peep,||
If you make one more peep, I'm going to give you a steep kick in the *bleep.*
|16 weeks 1 day ago||The IMDB of Michigan sports||
The IMDB of Michigan sports statistics and player/coach biographies.
There is definitely potential for that, and currently I'm pretty sure WD is the only person out there with the information already in hand.
MAKE IT HAPPEN WD. It's your destiny.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||But these once again are all||
But these once again are all FINAL RANKINGS. Half of the "two stars" Harbaugh has picked up lately haven't even been partially evaluated. If you recall, Canteen and Brandon Watson had similar rankings a couple years back until they were finally evaluated later on. Canteen turned out to be a solid four star composite and Watson a high three star composite. Wait until these guys get fully evaluated before you crash all over Harbaugh's recruiting strategy.
And while I understand that you used the appropriate tools to validate an argument and were a lot less distasteful and much more subtle about it, this collection of thoughts needs to be put aside for down the road as a whole. Way too many people up in arms about the whole thing right now.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Apparently he's mean.||
Apparently he's mean.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||+1 for beating me to it. You||
+1 for beating me to it. You son of a... J/k we're cool.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Trio of Floridians from the||
Trio of Floridians from the same school, two of which were committed to other schools, took the trip to Ann Arbor together. All three at the end of the visit had offers, and the two that were committed two other schools (Metellus being one of them) decommitted the other day from said schools.
Therefore, two more to go.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Well NEVERMIND. Geez, this||
Well NEVERMIND. Geez, this could be an insane week still to come.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Probably has something to do||
Probably has something to do with the three Florida boys... no?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||You seriously had me in that||
You seriously had me in that first sentence. I was going to call you out on your character fallout, but then that second sentence was so elegantly dropped on a platter.
Never change, Koala.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Video /= Generic 3* Those of||
Video /= Generic 3*
Those of you who are boo hooing over this guy because of his rating need to watch his video, otherwise you're making yourself look kinda dumb...
Love this pick-up. I'll be shocked if he doesn't get a large bump based off what I'm hearing from the camp circuit as well as the highlights I just watched. Dude can play.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I thought the common thread||
I thought the common thread with these guys is that they are smart AND athletic.
This kinda crap gets said after every three star or lower commits to any major UM sport. Have we not leaned to shut our traps until we see how things trend? These guys will all get heavily scouted now that they've committed to the most talked about coach in the sport. There is no doubt in my mind that there will be a few four stars out of these guys Harbaugh is pulling in from these camps as underrated recruits.
We all love the starz; we all understand where you are coming from. Any of us who are saying you unbelievers need to shut it, we aren't saying that starz/more skilled players don't matter. We are just saying that before you believe he's recruiting a MAC team, wait for the final rankings to come out once the class is full and signed. Watch some of these guys get the bumps they are going to get, and then you will all be at much greater ease.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||You may have taken this one a||
You may have taken this one a bit too far...Just a tad though.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Oh my gosh I'm crying from||
Oh my gosh I'm crying from laughing so hard. Love you WD, but this is one of the best board posts of the year.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||OK so I made an idiot||
OK so I made an idiot statement that I questioned prior to posting anyway mostly because of the "RR" QB controversy and the fact that I knew getting most UM fans in a penis measuring contest will never go well.
Cousins was not a bad college quarterback. That is the only statement I'm trying to make. If he was bad, he wouldn't have NFL starts to his name THREE YEARS INTO HIS PRO CAREER even if there wasn't much ahead/behind him. Bad quarterbacks also don't get drafted in the fourth round.
I'm done talking now. Neg away/Harbaugh.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||My point was that he's in the||
My point was that he's in the NFL and is actually playing snaps. There were a few times even I thought of picking him up off waivers for my fantasy team because he was putting up pretty decent numbers while he was starting. If he wasn't a good quarterback, he wouldn't be in the NFL at all. Plenty of good college quarterbacks don't make it/transition to the NFL. He's no worse than Chad Henne at this point, and I don't think we would say that Chad Henne was a bad college quarterback. I just feel that sometimes our homerism gets the best of us at times.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Sounds like the perfect time||
Sounds like the perfect time to cash in...
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Yet Cousins has more NFL reps||
Yet Cousins has more NFL reps in his currently short NFL career than every Michigan QB in the last 20 yrs minus a constantly struggling Henne and, well, Brady. I think Cousins has at least proven himself to be a pretty dang good QB with Cook yet to get his chance.
Just to clarify, I dislike State as much as the next UM fan.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I'm assuming that there's||
I'm assuming that there's still the possibility of other grad transfers to enter the fold... correct? Probably a dumb question, but I'd rather look dumb and have the answer than wait for another month for nothing just because I'm an idiot.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Some would say that||
Some would say that oversigning is a lazy way for being a good talent evaluator.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Whether deliberate or not,||
Whether deliberate or not, this post is full of entertainment. Therefore I upvote.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was Koala, but I||
I thought it was Koala, but I must be wrong.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||So sorry for your loss, man.||
So sorry for your loss, man. Cancer sucks real hard. Lost an uncle and recently my mother went into remission from breast cancer. You are most definitely not alone in your suffering, and sometimes that is the most reassuring thing when dealing with something like this. There are plenty of mgoblogger's who have dealt with that same tragedy as well as people all around you. God bless you and your family, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Doyle>Donnal||
Edit: neg away. Apparently my sarcasm meter is off sometimes. I was just pretty blown away by how huge Doyle is. He's going to be a beast of a man by the time he leaves.
|20 weeks 5 hours ago||Nothing in this pic says||
Nothing in this pic says "Oriental" to me. Which I find funny.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||/Poke Poke Poke Poke PokeOne||
/Poke Poke Poke Poke Poke
One and dones are still going to be one and dones, but more than likely overseas. I'm not sure why a kid would go to school for a semester just to jump right to the NBA, but there probably would be one or two - It is more likely they just train for a year instead.
THEN there will be a buttload of kids that only play one year instead of two or two years instead of three. I'm not sure how that does anything but seriously damage the athletic programs, even if the focus is meant to be on education first.
FINALLY, it has been said all over within these discussions that the freshmen would still be participating in practices and scrimmages and more than likely attend games. The NCAA would essentially have to ban all "redshirted" players from attending certain meetings/practices or limit their time schedules dedicated to their athletic progression in order to get some sort of academic benefit out of this. And if they do that, how does that help the kid out if his goal is to play in the NBA? You're limiting the "athlete's" progression and in turn hurting their futures as NBA prospects. This MAY even deter some of them from attending school and push them towards a short-term international career before shooting for the NBA as well; I'm not sure how this helps these kids academically.
The kids that want to be in school will be in school, so they don't need a redshirt year if they have the ability to play and still plan to focus on their academics - Not only will you be hurting these kids but the athletic programs that are in need of immediate help.
More than likely if the NCAA opens this back up, you will probably see the NBA react within a year or two by allowing players to play right out of high school (ala MLB), which will be silmilar to back in the Kobe/Lebron days where there was a flood of kids headed for the NBA before attending a college course. INSTEAD, the flood will be even greater and create an even larger issue because of the "redshirt" year requirement.
These are my thoughts at least.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, but not paid for by||
Yeah, but not paid for by their potential future employers. Those are taken out (and paid for) by each individual student athlete themselves.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Are you sure you finished||
Are you sure you finished your degree?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||These kind of actions||
These kind of actions represent more of the "little brother" persona than the "big brother" persona. If anything we should be doing whatever the heck we want because we are "big brother", and if "little brother" has a problem with it then let them be the ones to change to further disassociate themselves with "big brother."
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm 30 and haven't attended a||
I'm 30 and haven't attended a class in like 7 years and I still get those dreams. Difference is now all I have to do is remember that classes are over so I can find immediate relief instead of checking my schedule over and over again just to make sure I have it right for the thousandth time.
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||If there's one thing I've||
If there's one thing I've learned in life it's that sometimes it takes the lowest of lows to change lives for the best. Hope he comes out of this situation on top like I've seen happen so many times. Thoughts and prayers are with him.
|21 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm not a cub (that I know||
I'm not a cub (that I know of), and I don't even know what a cub is other than a child bear or a Chicago Cub. Nevertheless, I will upvote you because apparently anything with "Cub" now must be upvoted.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||To go along with the||
To go along with the question, I find it more socially acceptable to attack from the rear.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I think I'm going to move on from this one.||
I think I'm going to move on from this one. I hope Frank Clark learns from the situation and makes the best out of the opportunities he has from here on forward.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I hear what you're saying,||
I hear what you're saying, man.
I really think this would have came up regardless of who drafted him and what round he was drafted. I don't think drafting Frank Clark and giving him a chance to play was the problem, but perhaps the interview just seemed off and drew bad press because of what came out of it. Nothing needed to be said in this situation besides "we did our research." Leave it at that.
On a side note, didn't I read not too long ago that Frank Clark was speaking in schools about domestic violence?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||This whole Williams dropping||
This whole Williams dropping Michigan thing is making no sense right now.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Of course it does.||
Of course it does.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I ain't even mad. Everyone||
I ain't even mad. Everyone was trolled.
...But seriously what heck happened? This literally makes no sense at all.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||PENIS BREATHE!!!! Screw it,||
PENIS BREATHE!!!! Screw it, I'm taking the rest of the day off and going fishing.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||For some reason this made me||
For some reason this made me feel better about the whole thing. I can actually go back to work now and maybe get something accomplished. Not going to promise anything though.
|23 weeks 4 hours ago||I think it would help if you||
I think it would help if you went commando.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||You don't by chance do||
You don't by chance do offshore fishing much do you? I recently got into buying/selling fishing gear to help pay for my hobby, and I'd love to do some marlin fishing sometime down there. I personally am fascinated by the lure developers from the Islands - some of the best offshore fishing gear from around the world resides there. I sell a ton of my stuff to Maui and the surrounding islands. Looking forward to the day I make that trip!
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Oklahoma City metro area...||
Oklahoma City metro area (Edmond)... Billy Donovan better work out or it could get ugly in a year or two.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||It's not difficult at all for||
It's not difficult at all for most of us, but for some of us it's not quite so simple. It's easy to think logically in your own mind, but for some logic is misconstrued and addictions and psychological differences make it difficult for them to make positive life choices on a consistent basis. You do realize that ONE poor decision resulted in these consequences. One bad day. One terrible decision. There may have been another incident in the past, but this is the choice that resulted in him being dismissed.
I may not struggle with a violent past where it is difficult to control my "violent" behaviors, but I do have my own daily battles because of both my encounters and poor past decisions. It doesn't matter what society perceives those battles as in comparison to others struggles, it is still a psychological battle to deal with those struggles and not falter. I imagine it is the same for most of us - we have our evils and things we try to improve upon ourselves every day.
Last thing I will say is that the best thing you can do when you do make those big mistakes is not only learn from them but teach others about how to avoid those situations and how to be more aware of those things - if you help prevent one person from making those same mistakes, then you have turned a negative into a positive. I am glad to see that Frank Clark has started this process.
End of book.
|24 weeks 2 days 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.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Aka start new thead.||
Aka start new thead.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Poopface.||
|25 weeks 3 hours ago||What DIDN'T happen at Cracker||
What DIDN'T happen at Cracker Barrel?
|25 weeks 3 hours 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.
|25 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Up your butt and around the||
Up your butt and around the corner.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for Amdrew Dakich||
+1 for Andrew Dakich reference.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh celings are always||
Harbaugh ceilings are always undefeated. Harbaugh floors are wherever they end up at the end of the year.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||It kinda sounds like Lick||
It kinda sounds like Lick Genitals. No?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||There only three white||
There only three white stripes. But I'm still not sure why or what I'm defending.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Goosebumps. Never before has||
Goosebumps. Never before has special teams been more interesting in my life.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I liked bugs better.||
I liked bugs better.
|30 weeks 24 min 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.
|30 weeks 7 hours 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.