this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|11 hours 1 min ago||"Imhotep Institute?"||
Doesn't sound like a very fun place to be.
|14 hours 5 min ago||Because my bachelor party, strangely, does not include MGoBlog.||
??? What the hell does your bachelor party include? Arugula, drum circles, and poetry readings?
|15 hours 22 min ago||This is doubly irritating||
I'll be in D.C. during this A2 event but not long enough to catch Brian out east.
And I look exactly like my avatar, only older.
|16 hours 44 min ago||Does Brian charge exorbitant speaking fees like Bill and Hillary||
Hate to break it to you, but speaking fees are ridiculous all over the political spectrum. Hannity and O'Reilly routinely get in the neighborhood of $80-$100K.
|16 hours 49 min ago||Dammit, my timing sucks||
I'm going to be in D.C. until the morning of the 11th.
|19 hours 39 min ago||I will leave it at this before I say something inappropriate||
Well, I'll say it for you: a significant percentage of American kids of all economic levels, races, and ethnic groups are soft, spoiled, whiny brats who would benefit from three years of military school. And after that they can mow my lawn and then get the hell off it.
|20 hours 18 min ago||all over the NW part of the lower peninsula are way down||
No doubt all the other reasons mentioned here impact participation, but another factor might be population declines. Just checked the figures for Harbor Springs and Cheboygan, and both cities experienced significant population declines over the last decade, and in fact have been declining steadily for the past century.
A good friend has family up in the U.P. and is pretty familiar with the region up there, and he says that all of the small towns are withering, with very few young people sticking around and much of the population drawing social security.
|20 hours 33 min ago||I think we should depend on chat sports that seems really legit.||
Don't forget Crystal's Balls over at 247. She's infallible.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Sam Webb has been out of the loop for the last six months||
|1 day 17 hours ago||"So even if the players like it..."|
|1 day 18 hours ago||on my way home from work I'm sure we don't need many more.||
If you stop driving through school playgrounds and keep to the roads instead, you'll find your trip home much more pleasant.
|1 day 18 hours ago||"Doesn't expect any alternate uniforms this year."||
This is encouraging. Hope he—and Hackett—are serious about putting an end to this ridiculous kind of marketing.
Put a competent team on the field and beat MSU and OSU, and you won't need idiot bumblebee stripes to goose apparel sales.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Never driven a truly "fast" car, but have some slow ones||
I learned to drive on my parents' 1962 Rambler Classic, a remarkably ugly and ungainly econocar. It was three on the tree with no real pickup or acceleration, and the only redeeming feature was that the front seats folded down flat, which came in handy with my HS girlfriend.
I also owned a '73 VW squareback, which had some great practical features but had absolutely no ooomph regardless of how far down you mashed the gas pedal.
|2 days 15 hours ago||It'd be interesting to compile a psychological profile||
of all the losers who've been banned over the years. I'd lay good money there would be a variety of dysfunctional character traits held in common with many of the good folks you see in law enforcement mugshots and faces of meth posters.
|3 days 20 hours ago||when one of their players ran back a kick||
If Baxter is as good a ST coach as advertised, that will become a rare event.
|3 days 20 hours ago||My childhood summers were all spent in Colorado||
From the time I was 1 yr old till I was 12 we spent all summer after school was out in a small town up in the mountains about an hour west of Denver. My folks rented an old cottage with coal-burning stoves for heat and cooking, and the entire summer was spent playing outside and up in the mountains hiking with my Dad and the family. If it hadn't been for all the family in the Detroit area I would have moved out there years ago.
|4 days 16 hours ago||The players on the team seem to love them.||
Even if that's really true—which I'm not convinced is the case—it's an instance where adults need to make the decision, not a bunch of easily-swayed and very impressionable 19-year olds. The idea that Bo Schembechler in 1972 should have allowed kids who were then wearing flowered print shirts, elephant bell bottom pants, and chunky-heeled shoes to have a major say in what their uniforms looked like is laughable.
In your orig. comment you touched on the real reason these grotesqueries exist at all: apparel sales. If there was an NCAA regulation prohibiting the sale of alternate jerseys to fans, none of this shit would exist. It's solely and only a way to goose apparel sales.
|4 days 18 hours ago||The players who actually play the game, seem to love them||
I doubt you have any data at all about the number of players who profess to love them versus the number of players who loathe them.
I've been following recruiting very closely since the mid-90s, and never in all that time did I ever hear one fucking recruiting target express the opinion that Michigan (or any other school) needed alternative unis in order to obtain his commitment. Not a single goddamn one.
|5 days 5 hours ago||even top Bo's record here.||
What part of Bo's record? Years? Total victories?
Schembechler coached here for 21 years. That means JH has to coach until he's 72, which is unlikely.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Perineal Playoff||
Sounds like a '90s porn movie title
|5 days 13 hours ago||turned them around from winless to a perineal playoff contender||
adj pertaining to the inferior pelvic cavity between the genitals and anus.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Michigan will probably be wearing some variation of that pattern||
If we do, I will be horribly disappointed in both Hackett and Harbaugh. Adidas cannot force Michigan to wear anything it doesn't want to.
|5 days 14 hours ago||You gotta hand it to Adidas||
They've decided that they're going to go all in on the relentlessly stupid. No holds barred. No holding back. Just full bore ghastly and dumb Arena-league quality stuff.
|5 days 19 hours ago||He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.||
Aw, give the rich kid a break... it's tough going through life with a silver spoon up your ass.
|5 days 19 hours ago||But he will only be "very good" in my eyes.||
You should have your driver's license yanked and see an opthamologist right away, because you're fucking blind.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Who in hell is saying baseball is "too complex" anyhow?||
Sounds like Cowherd is erecting a straw man and then setting himself on fire when he tries to put a lighted match to it.
|6 days 7 hours ago||1. Michigan football||
2. All other Michigan sports
3. Missouri Tigers (deep family roots @ Mizzou)
4. Scientists/engineers/science fiction writers
5. Red Wings/Tigers
6. Broncos/Patriots/Bears/Maple Leafs
7. Anybody who can shut Floyd Mayweather's pie hole in the ring
|1 week 12 hours ago||so I'm guessing there may be a few drinks involved in this one."||
Natty Light will do that to you.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Most confident about the Bye week||
10 Oregon State
6 Michigan State
6 Penn State
4 Ohio State
|1 week 12 hours ago||is the Curly Joe Besser of Bond portrayers.||
Joe Besser just went by "Joe" in his stint with the Stooges. It was Joe De Rita who was "Curly Joe" with the Stooges.
But your main point is spot-on.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Moore was OK, Brosnan was OK. Craig is OK, but sorta wooden||
But for me, the only true Bond is this guy.
|1 week 14 hours ago||"I didn't lose any sleep over anyone who quit that spring..."||
Now that's gonna leave a mark...
|1 week 15 hours ago||For better or worse, JH is channeling his mentor||
"I came in and instituted an extremely rigorous summer training program; there had been none and everyone told me it wouldn't work, that people wouldn't go for that in Ann Arbor. The team had a reputation for having good talent, but being soft. I did have some attrition, but the real football players stayed. I was harder on that Michigan team than I ever was on any other group... I killed them. I ran them into the ground."
"I was prepared for some attrition when I became Michigan's coach. I can honestly say we did not lose a guy who really could have helped us. I didn't lose any sleep over anyone who quit that spring..."
Meet Michigan's Meanest Man
""As Bo says, he runs a tough football program," Dierdorf explains. "Run and run and run. The track team doesn't run as much as we do. And their coach isn't as mean, either."..."When something goes wrong during a practice a whistle blows and Schembechler roars in, wielding words like whips. Betts waits until the point is well made and the rage has ebbed."....
"This is a rough tough hard-nosed football program," says last year's Coach of the Year. "We run their tails off. Maybe three miles of sprints on Mondays. Then Tuesday and Wednesday we really hit. We bring the freshmen in and we go after them for a full two hours. But this is an easy team to coach. They are bright kids and we have some fun. If they don't like something, they know they can say it. That doesn't mean I'll change. But if I don't, I'll be sure they know the reason why."
Except for his open-door policy, Schembechler might have lost it all last year when he arrived from Miami of Ohio to replace Bump Elliott, who became assistant athletic director. He called in the team and said there was nothing ahead but hard work, a lot of hard work.
"And he changed everything," said Newell. "I remember I didn't like that and I didn't like him. I thought it was cool the way Bump ran things."
The Monday before 1969's opening game with Vanderbilt, Schembechler called in his defense. He wanted to know what was wrong. There was a lot of talk but nobody really said anything. Players began to leave. Finally the only player left was Newell.
"Pete," said Schembechler, "for 15 minutes you've been standing there telling me everything would be all right. But you're lying to me. What is the trouble?"
Newell looked at him. As he remembered later, he was sweating like a soaked sponge. "O.K.," he said, "I'll tell you. I think you are an s.o.b."
"Fine," said Schembechler. "Now tell me why."
|1 week 21 hours ago||Why have so many people here been so senile recently?||
If we crap the bed during the first part of the season—however unlikely that may be—then breaking the attendance record will be increasingly unlikely because actual in-game attendance will drop.
Or would you define a game crowd with large pockets of empty seats a capacity crowd simply because the game tickets were sold in advance?
|1 week 21 hours ago||We can say we're threatening the record||
when we're entering the last games of the season equal to or ahead of OSU's new record. Until then, ain't threatening shit.
|1 week 1 day ago||Doesn't bother me||
I never search for Metas anyhow.
|1 week 1 day ago||am so sick of these top whatever lists|
|1 week 1 day ago||Zap Comix||
Real perverse, demented stuff, especially Captain Pissgums.
|1 week 1 day ago||"Read it to them as their bedtime story."||
That's straight-out child abuse. A visit from Child Protective Services will happen soon.
|1 week 2 days ago||Those losses stay with you.||
You got that right. I was at the 10-10 game in '73, and the stunned disbelief that we missed two FGs in the waning minutes was like a thick cloud over the stadium.
I met Mike Lantry in a business situation in 1978 and the sales guy with my company introduced him as a player for the Dallas Cowboys, where he had a short stint. Mike had sort of a haunted look on his face like the last thing in the world he wanted to discuss was football. Even though I knew all too well what his Michigan career included, I kept my mouth shut and my head down.
|1 week 2 days ago||1974 Ohio State||
The FG by Lantry was good. The ref's call otherwise meant the Wolverines got to stay home for the holidays again, completing a three-year span during which Michigan went 30-2-1 and didn't go to a single fucking bowl game.
1972: 10-1; Outscored opponents 264-57; recorded four shutouts; No bowl game
1973: 10-0-1; Outscored opponents 330-68; recorded three consecutive shutouts; No bowl game
1974: 10-1; Outscored opponents 324-75; recorded four shutouts; No bowl game
You young punks have no clue what true frustration is.
|1 week 2 days ago||I just hope I don't hear Gary say that academics are important||
That means helloooo Tuscaloosa.
|1 week 2 days ago||I just listened to what the device told me to do...believe||
Thus begins voluntary slavery.
Eventually, the machines will figure out that the humans have no clue where they're going because they're so fixated on their mobile devices that they can be effortlessly transported to the pods the machines have waiting for them.
One a more serious note, I'd like to see a driverless car deal with the ridiculous potholes in the streets of my west side A2 neighborhood. I've driven on better 4WD roads in Colorado.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is the Rowdy I'm familiar with||
|1 week 2 days ago||"the three would be Clemson, Georgia, and maybe Michigan,"||
"so I'm taking this as a definite positive."
|1 week 2 days ago||Between the SighFy Channel and the Ancient Aliens doofuses||
the cause of real science fiction has been set back 500 years.
|1 week 3 days ago||"losing his job to Greg Ward, a more mobile option."||
After looking at O'Korn display very good wheels and escapability, and an ability to throw on the run under duress, Ward had better be Denard Robinson or the Houston coaches are idiots.
|1 week 4 days ago||I wish just for once that the guy modeling the unis||
was a big fat sloppy offensive lineman.
|1 week 4 days ago||"If you think the players don't take it personally,||
you're a fucking idiot who doesn't know the first thing about human nature."
|1 week 4 days ago||You're an idiot to think anyone is booing any player.||
John Navarre would like to have a word with you.
|1 week 5 days ago||we seem to be getting less recorded sightings?||
That's not really accurate—there are craptons of videos shot of something up in the sky every month. The problem is that the average cameraphone does a terrible job of capturing an orange point of light up in the sky on video, or something shiny in the sky way off in the distance. Most cameraphones have no zoom capability when shooting video, or if they do the image quality sucks.
One of the problems in ufology is that you have to wade through a large amount of bullshit if you take the subject seriously. Of the hundreds of purported videos of UFOs that are posted on UFO sites, a large percentage of them are ridiculously obvious CGI fakery, and some others are obviously rockets or boosters re-entering the atmosphere. Still others are video clips captured from the ISS where random bits of stuff entering the view are claimed as definitive proof that UFOs are there. This is in addition to all the "Face on Mars" horseshit.
|1 week 5 days ago||People who say they have seen UFO's are more likely crazy||
So you're asserting that the thousands of commercial and civil pilots, military pilots and personnel of all branches, law enforcement personnel, doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and other sober, respectable people who over the past several decades have seen something unexplainable up in the sky are all nuts?
|1 week 5 days ago||The Kelly Johnson case||
You all should know that aviation designer genius Johnson was a UM grad.
|1 week 6 days ago||it's still really really annoying how many apparel threads go up||
How about an apparel thread that's combined with a "What-are-you-drinking thread"? Nobody ever complains about those. It could be something like this:
"I'm drinking a Short Pump Saison Virginia Farmhouse Ale from Lickinghole Creek, and I'm wearing a vintage Nike hoodie with matching sweatpants and retro Jordans. Later it'll be a Heady Topper followed by a couple of fingers of 16 yr Lagavulin while relaxing in some Nike jorts."
|1 week 6 days ago||I think this is a step or two above Taco Bell|
|1 week 6 days ago||The countdown to this would be interesting|
|1 week 6 days ago||Those looking at this as a canine sexual assault||
are seriously misinterpreting what was going on. As others have pointed out upthread, female dogs hump as well as male dogs do, and in these instances it's an assertion of social position and dominance, not sexual desire. I never allow my dog to hump other dogs, nor would I just stand around and let a dog hump my child for more time that it took me to stop it, but that's because dogs are social animals who respond very directly to their perceived social status in the group they're in. You don't want a dog, no matter how small, to believe that it can impose its will on a child or an adult.
Some adult dogs are pathologically fixated on humping other dogs, and in those instances dog fights are frequently the result. The owners of the humpers are responsible for controlling the behavior of their own dog, which should include keeping them leashed at all times. In the vast majority of instances, a dog that is humping a human can be shoved away successfully without having to resort to true violence, and if done with enough assertion with voice and body language it doesn't need to be repeated.
For me, the humor is in how the dog's behavior visually mimics unacceptable sexual activity without actually being sexual in nature. It's just silly-looking, and that's all.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I would have yanked that pooch off my kid in a second||
while laughing my ass off the whole time.
A few years ago my wife was sitting in our front yard gabbing with a bunch of neighbors and their kids, and with no warning (not to mention drinks or dinner) our chocolate lab started humping her right in front of everybody. She was mortified, and none too pleased with our dog.
I thought it was hilarious.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Johnny Wangler came between Leach & Smith||
True, but that's not the entire picture. BJ Dickey was the backup to Leach in '77 and '78, and then got the start at the beginning of the '79 season, Carter's first. Dickey was primarily an option QB, and was a stronger runner and pitch man than he was a thrower.
Schembechler alternated Dickey and Wangler during the first part of the season, and the prevailing opinion up in the stands was that Wangs was so much more effective in getting the ball to Carter that some irreverent student fans started chanting, "Take out the Dick, put in the Wang" when Dickey was in the game. I felt sort of bad for him since he was finally getting the opportunity to be the man after being Leach's understudy, but it was pretty clear the offense had a spark when Wangler was behind center that it didn't when Dickey was in there. It definitely had to do with the fact that Carter was such an obvious force that it was crazy not to get him the ball as often as possible.
Dickey didn't play much in the famous Indiana game, and saw no action for the remainder of the season until Wangler got cheap-shotted by Lawrence Taylor in the Gator Bowl and BJ had to finish up.
BJ saw no game action in 1980 but appeared in several games in '81, which leads me to guess he was injured for the '80 campaign.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Those Sugar Bowl stripes looked like a last minute afterthought,||
Yep...I think before long we're all going to look back on the clowniforms the same way we do when looking back at that stupid Halo around the stadium.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||"Zone was soft, and Bo didn't like soft."||
Maybe this isn't what you're referring to, but I can still remember very clearly listening to former UM QB Tom Slade—as the color guy to Tom Hemingway on WUOM—bitterly complaining more than once about the extremely deep drops that our LBs would typically take on passing downs, which enabled an opposing QB to throw underneath to RBs and TEs all day long. The game I particularly remember is the '82 home game against UCLA, when those deep drops by the LBs and DBs enabled Tom Ramsey to pick us apart late in the game and eventually to a come-from-behind win for the Bruins, and Slade was beside himself. Frankly, so were a lot of Michigan fans at the time.
UCLA wasn't the only team to take advantage of Michigan's soft coverage; Stanford in the '72 Rose Bowl also used a short passing game underneath to great advantage.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||"That everyone liked those is..."||
... not accurate at all. Hated 'em.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The only remotely interesting piece of information is this||
"8.6 percent of all tickets redeemed at Michigan home games last year were distributed for free."
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||You don't really know how to drive||
until you've gotten the hang of parallel parking a stick-shift on a steep San Francisco hill.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Lickinghole Creek brews Magic Beaver|
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||all between the ears for him (attitude/heart/mental fortitude)||
Is this something related to him recovering from his knee injury?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1940 at Cal: drunken douchebag tries to get Harmon|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Disingenuous my butt||
The comment was: "but he couldn't throw a pass."
Denard Robinson has a higher completion percentage—57.2%—than Scott Dreisbach, John Wangler, Steve Smith, Rick Leach, and John Navarre, and is the same as Drew Henson's.
His yards per completion—14.6—is higher than Henne, Navarre, Grbac, Collins, Harbaugh, Brady, Griese, and Henson.
His TD passes—49—are more than Collins, Harbaugh, Brady, Smith, Griese, Leach, Wangler and Henson threw. On average, he tossed a TD every 15.2 throws; Harbaugh threw one every 20 throws, Brady every 20.3, and Griese every 18.3.
By any objective measure, the notion that Denard Robinson "couldn't throw a pass"—which is an opinion that I've seen expressed here by more than one person—is malarkey.
If the OP had said "but he wasn't among the best passing Michigan QBs overall," I wouldn't have any quibbles at all—he wasn't, and his high number of INTs—39—is testament to that. Denard had no future as a QB in the NFL, whereas most of the guys mentioned above did.
What I find very interesting is that although Denard's career passing stats dwarf Rick Leach's in every category except yards per completion, nobody ever mentions Leach with the caveat "but he was a lousy passer." Seven different commenters in this thread mention Leach specifically as one of their favorites, yet not one of them refers to his less-than-stellar passing stats. I wonder why? My guess is that the fact Michigan never won a conference championship while Denard was QB is a major factor, but to put all the blame for that on Denard or his arm ignores the manifold number of shortcomings of the teams he was on.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm selling a 2007 Corolla w/87.5K miles||
If you don't have to keep to a Honda and are interested post your email address and I'll send you more info directly.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Here's two||
*So somebody negged WWII hero and leader of the 1947 NC team Bob Chappuis as well as two-time All American, member of both the collegiate HOF and the NFL HOF, and WWII veteran Benny Friedman. Interesting.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is probably just a photo artifact||
but Owenu's head looks like it's about 30% bigger than Drevno's.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A more recent shot||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||From my grandfather's UM undergrad photo album||
He graduated in '04... 1904.
Michigan 22, Chicago 12 • Ferry Field, Ann Arbor • November 12, 1904
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's time to just let players take money from boosters||
I'll go you one better—let's dispense with the educational pretense altogether. Make college football simply a professional sport attached to college campuses. College degrees are for no-talent losers anyhow, right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Denard couldn't throw a pass... JH is my favorite||
Yep, Denard Robinson was so inept at throwing the football that had more yards, more attempts, more completions, more yards per completion, and more touchdowns than....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sam Zell is a prince of a guy with impeccable judgement||
"In 2008, Zell announced a plan to place the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field up for sale separately in order to maximize profits. He also announced he would consider selling naming rights to Wrigley Field. These announcements were widely unpopular in Chicago and a poll taken by the Chicago Sun-Times showed that 53% of 2,000 people who voted said they would no longer attend Cubs games if the field were renamed."
"Zell is known for using "salty" language in the newsroom. In February 2008, the website LA Observed reprinted an internal memo that said:
Last week you may have encountered some colorful uses of the lexicon from Sam Zell that we are not used to hearing at the Times... But of course we still have the same expectations at the Times of what is correct in the workplace. It's not good judgment to use profane or hostile language and we can't tolerate that... In short, nothing changes; the fundamental rules of decorum and decency apply... Sam is a force of a nature; the rest of us are bound by the normal conventions of society."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Does this make us like a burner phone?||
Or sloppy seconds at a frat party.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"I have no problem with my son using Michigan as a back-up.”||
That's gold, Erik, gold!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I admit to the jaded cynicism of a long-time recruiting observer||
I've been following UM recruiting very closely since the mid-1990s—yes, before the internet—and if I had a fiver for every time an elite prospect has assured the media how awesome a degree from Michigan is who then signs with an educational institution ranking far below UM, I could take a bunch of people to the Chop House for drinks, dinner, dessert, and cigars and still have money left over for a sizeable tip.
The problem is that when we hear "education is very important to me," we think it automatically means the recruit is using USNWR rankings to determine his decision, which means Michigan is the automatic choice. In reailty, all it generally means is "education is very important to me and I'll be going to college somewhere to play football."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"his mom won't be as impressed academically"||
LOL. If the family and/or the recruit talk about academics being important, that's the kiss of death for Michigan.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The only one possible criticism of JB is 20/20 hindsight||
From what I've heard and read, Langford had been a UM fan forever, while Battle's commitment was out of the blue and rather unexpected, since there was no sign that he was ready to commit to UM beforehand. A cynic might have been more inclined to tilt to Langford and be suspicious of Battle based on that, but that's in hindsight.
Beilein got screwed for being trusting, but it's not as though Langford didn't have the chance to commit, either.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I really have no idea what the hell anyone can dangle||
Really? You have no idea?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Grown ass men can't be crying for such trivial matters.||
... and pink tu-tus for the bowl game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My best guess||
Combat camou for the MSU game and chrome helmets for Ohio State as a nice big eff-you from Adidas.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Donovan Peoples-Jones Is NOT related to Shonte Peoples||
Sam Webb confirmed that point this morning, so he's not a legacy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen a few people sets framed it looks great.||
I wonder what the over/under is on framed 2008 season tickets that are now gathering dust in the basement.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This generation of "leading men" is filled with metrosexuals||
What exactly is a "metrosexual?"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||All this maize talk is getting corny|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||coaches are not happy with the team. They think they are soft||
Is this snark, or something you've actually heard from a reliable source?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||thanks for keeping the board virtually dickhead free||
In general I agree that keeping dickheadedness to a minimum is a good idea, but they're part of the MGoBlog ecosystem and they have their role—many of the most entertaining and hilarious threads are sparked into life by a dickhead.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||how else will we ever determine home field advantage?||
1. Overall Won-Loss record
2. WAR stats
3. Spelling Bee
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The All-Star game is a meaningless anachronism||
Once interleague play began, all reason for its existence disappeared.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just confused in what I did wrong.||
You didn't. Don't worry about it, either. It's the internet—you could post an OP story about rescuing fluffy bunnies from an animal sacrifice ring, and you're just as likely to get negged as upvoted.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Your idea stinks|
|2 weeks 6 days ago||adidas could potentially give us a similar treatment||
We're not contractually obligated to wear something just because they design something. We have the power to say "Not in our lifetime, you no-talent fop."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That guy they're using in the sample uniz||
has no ass whatsoever. How is that dorky stretch shirt going to stay down on a normal human? it's gonna ride up unless it's safety-pinned to the pants.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Set the trends, break the mold?"||
"If it ain't broke, break it!"
You can always tell when it's a marketing slappy talking...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Gloves should be illegal||
It's football, for fuck's sake, not golf.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Plenty of people regard humility as weakness||
but this makes me respect the guy even more:
"I wear this (watch) to remind (Harbaugh) he hasn't won a game yet," Hackett says. "I'll take it off when he wins his first game.
"For both of us, humility with all the drama (and hype around the program) is (important), this is about Michigan earning its rightful place and performing at the level that we know we can."
The contrast with the "If it ain't broke, break it!" arrogance of his predecessor is mind-boggling.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||we are forgoing the chance to play a lot of high profile teams||
Since 2003, Ohio State has played home-and away games with NC St, Texas, Washington, USC, Mia-FL, and Cal. This year they're playing the away game with Va Tech after playing them at home last year, and are playing a home-and-away with Oklahoma in 2016-17.
Are you saying that Michigan can't do this as well?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I could watch that sheep butt that twit all day||
He's got great pad level and keeps his legs churning through the hit. Does he have any eligibility?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Are they manufacturing crappier and crappier fireworks?||
I think the real problem is that they're manufacturing dumber and dumber people.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Most improved stat will be||
QB sacks given up.
Least improved stat will be FG %
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Discuss this|
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Cologne is for 14-year olds||
and 35-year old losers.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||From what I understand||
La Paz is nice this time of year.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||This was also the last time Michigan beat a current-Pac12 team.||
Our Pac12 games since then have been two losses each to Oregon, Utah, and USC.
Even more ugh is our overall OOC record against programs currently in Power 5 conferences and Notre Dame from 2003 through 2014: a sparkly 9-17.
Carr was lucky that 2002 was Ron McBride's last year at Utah instead of Urban Meyer's first.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||NFL in Europe? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz||
Now if they had a game in which for one half the Lions play soccer against Man U and the next half Man U plays American football against the Lions, that would be interesting.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not assigning percentages, but starting with most despised||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry, I had to investigate||
and it's even weirder than you think.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||played at MIS it would be cool and not really a neutral site||
If there is no college located at the site of a game, it is by definition a neutral site game. You are bad and you should feel bad.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||VT vs Tennessee at Bristol in the Redneck Classic||
The smell of tobacco juice commingled with stale beer and vomit in 90 degree temps is going to be fabulous.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||hope a scorned adidas doesn't come up with some awful shit||
If Hackett and Harbaugh know what in hell they're doing, they would tell Adidas to fuck off in that situation. Adidas cannot force UM to wear something it doesn't want to wear.
That's the seldom-mentioned fact about the clowniforms: Michigan was not contractually obligated to wear anything other than their standard unis for any game. Whether it was David Brandon or Brady Hoke, the adults in charge of the Michigan football program were the ones who made the uniform decisions.
Given that Brandon's stated mantra was "If it ain't broke, break it!!" I'm putting the primary responsibility in his lap, with the hapless acquiescence of a coach who was aware, but not fully aware.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Debrandonization||
won't be complete unless the UM AD and/or JIm Harbaugh tell Nike to stuff it when they propose a continuing stream of stupid alternate unis. if we continue wearing clowniformz designed by incompetent, no-talent apparel designers at the same time we've given up the significantly more $$ that Adidas was willing to give us, it will hardly be a bargain.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Make the fans happy with good-looking gear,||
and a fuzzy mascot that will roam the concourses outside the stands, posing for photos with the kiddies and selling adorable plush toy versions of himself for $29.95.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Or an all blue home jersey for a rivalry game.||
So, you're looking forward to a blue jersey with blue numbers and blue names?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||don't think uniformz are off the table unless the AD says so||
I'd be mighty disappointed if JH doesn't say no to clowniforms.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So the University of Michigan has officially allied itself||
with a Tarheel? Boo.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jumpman?||
WTH is "Jumpman?" Sounds like a superhero for third-graders.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||set at Dec 1, 2017.||
Since the Adidas contract terminates at the end of July, 2016, I'll put the date of pining for the "good ol' Adidas days" at Oct. 29, 2016.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||etc, etc, etc.||
Don't forget the always-classic and incisive "I don't care if they wear pink tu-tus as long as they win..." comments.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||just happy there's an end in sight for apparel-related threads||
Well, then you're bound for disappointment, because when Nike comes out with some new idiot alternative unis for Michigan—as they surely will—there will be no end to the threads, comments, meltdowns, and expulsions to Bolivia.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||wait what?||
There's something besides MGoBlog?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Here's a serious Darwin Awards competitor||
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.
Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.
Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said. But his friends urged him to stop.
"Apparently, he thought that was a great idea," McCausland said. "His friends they thought dissuaded him from doing it, and the next thing they knew, he ignited the fireworks and he was killed instantly."
Staples's brother Cody told the Daily News of New York that he was a few feet away when his brother lit the firework and was the first to come to his side after it exploded.
"There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there," said 25-year-old Cody Staples, who called it an accident.
"Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh," he said.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"She described the events as “heartbreaking.”||
Since when is improving the gene pool heartbreaking?
Assuming this numbskull hasn't reproduced, he's a finalist in the 2015 Darwin Awards.
I think he might have been related to this guy: http://www.moron.com/worlds-drunkest-man/
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Bucket, you say?|
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think she even noticed||
Our previous dog was a chocolate lab, and I'm only now realizing how amazing he was—not only did thunderstorms not bother him at all, but he actually liked to be outside with us on the lawn watching the fireworks across the street. He wasn't deaf, but I guess he was just so laid back that it didn't faze him. I think our current dog's reaction is far more typical.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My dog is already so flipped out by fireworks in the distance||
that the poor guy was shivering and panting in terror inside the house last night. There's an annual impromptu unofficial fireworks display in the small neighborhood park across the street from our house, and there's no escaping the noise. I'm putting him in the car and taking him someplace as far away from the noise as I can tonight. Which means no booze for me today. My liver will thank me, and so will my dog.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||OSU is supposedly Butler's "dream offer"||
and Scout is quoting him as saying "Arizona State is my number one school right now," but the always infallible Crystal's Balls are saying Michigan?
That's what I'd expect from Crystal.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota managed to have the lowest amount of arrests at 1||
That's why the term "Minnesota Nice" exists, I guess.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||From the Department of Redundancy Department||
"consistently dominating on the field is something he needs to show more consistently."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Meat is murder||
Tasty, tasty murder.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||he could appoint Drevno or Durkin to the HC position||
If Harbaugh is as successful as we all hope, plenty of Michigan fans will feel jilted as hell if he leaves after four years for the NFL. I think the vast majority of Wolverine fans expect he's here for the long haul.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"it is not designed for use beyond four years."||
That won't go over well here if that remains true.*
*Unless the unthinkable has happened and he's not successful.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Big Ten connection to Charlie Sanders|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Feuerstein's role is a departure from a concierge doctor||
Nice coup to get him.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||MGoMoobs||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"That culture doesn’t exist in Akron. I don’t know why.”||
Just guessing, but it might have to do with the fact that Akron is 495-518-36 since its start in 1891, with exactly one conference championship to its credit.
It also doesn't help that its new stadium—InfoCision—sounds like a school where you learn how to conduct a bris.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I just went to the football games as a social event||
The first question was "where did you go to high school."
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Kevin Love?||
He played bass in the Beach Boys, right? Or was it drums?
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||"When are you a cupcake?"||
My wife would want to poke out the eyes of anyone stupid enough to ask her that.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Grosse Pointe South (grad '71)||
We were members of the old Border Cities League at the time (w/ Monroe, Lincoln Park, Royal Oak Dondero, Highland Park, Wyandotte Roosevelt, and Dearborn Fordson)
I didn't play varsity, but I think Royal Oak and Fordson were the strongest teams back then. We weren't the worst, but middle of the pack, I think. We would have been better if the district hadn't been split into GP South and North in 1970; combined we might have had a strong team.
Needless to say, Grosse Pointe has never been a hotbed for football anyhow. However, if underage drinking had been a varsity sport, South would have been a state power.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||so I don't even know the answer to the question.||
So you don't know what high school you went to?
Or you didn't even attend high school?
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||this is a different time and era regarding media||
Which is why I've always believed that Bo was fortunate to have coached before the advent of the internet and social media. If he'd had to deal with Facebook rumors and players tweeting their dissatisfactions with the coaching staff and endless MGoBlog posts analyzing and criticizing his third-down strategies and punting decisions, his bad ticker would have exploded by 1975.
I'm not endorsing Bo's attitude toward the press, nor Harbaugh's apparent disdain for Cowherd (haven't watched it and don't plan to); in general, I don't believe it benefits any coach to have acrimonious relations with the media. The old-school expression is "don't ever pick fights with somebody who buys printing ink by the barrel" and I believe it's true with respect to modern digital media.
However, like Bo, Harbaugh simply doesn't give a shit what people think of him, whether they're in the media or not. He's going to do what he wants, and other people have to deal with it. Unsuccessful coaches can't get away with that attitude, but winners always have and always will. Victories buy you a lot of leeway.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Harbaugh had an important mentor in dealing w/ the press||
From Sports Illustrated, September 14, 1981
"O.K., from a distance Bo comes on like a yahoo. And that's Bo's public image. He has had horrible problems with the press, which has this nasty habit of wanting to talk to him when he loses, his mother's advice notwithstanding. But even if the media's timing were better, it probably wouldn't make much difference, because Bo hates the press. Not just a little. A lot. The Voice of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer, says he has tried to get Schembechler to be nicer to the media. "But he told me," says Ufer, " 'Bob, if I win, I don't need the press, and if I lose, they can't help me.' " Ufer defends Schembechler, whose record at Michigan over 12 years is 114-21-3; Bo's teams have won the Big Ten title twice and tied for it seven times.
Says Ufer, "Bo has two categories of things in his life: what matters and what doesn't matter. What matters is football. What doesn't matter is everything else. Bo is the kind of guy who is so dedicated that he doesn't realize how he's coming off." So while some coaches like to go out and drink with sportswriters, Bo would prefer to break out in warts.
Until a couple of years ago, he would routinely storm out of press conferences, kick reporters out of the sessions ("Don't be offended," says one of Bo's friends. "He'd kick Millie out, too"), make himself unavailable and order his players not to talk. Talking very softly once at a press conference, he was asked to speak up. "I'm speaking as loudly as I can," said Bo softly and arrogantly. And in a memorable set-to on Oct. 1, 1979, Schembechler gave an absolutely unnecessary push to a publicity-seeking college newspaper reporter.
Yet too much is read into all this. As Don Canham, athletic director at Michigan, says, "Bo is oblivious to life."
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||the stuff that make people wanna rethink where they go smh||
I don't savvy twitterese, especially when spoken by kids... can you translate exactly what Falcon means?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Anybody who thinks these look good||
Has no business dressing themselves in the morning.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"the Crystal Ball is an M blowout"||
"The check is in the mail."
"I'll work on it over the weekend."
"I'll respect you in the morning."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They weren't playing just chess, they played Harbaugh Chess||
If you lose a pawn, you have to do ten pushups. Lose a rook, bishop, or knight, you do fifty pushups and 100 situps. Lose your queen and Jim gets to take a shot at your solar plexus while your mouth is full of milk. Lose any milk and he gets another swing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This is an ostrich pillow||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Mo, you can get a bit of home here||
or here: http://www.germanpark.org/
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Hi, I'm Phil Mickelson and I Have Psoriatic Arthritis.||
I'll bet you $1000 that Enbrel will help your symptoms too. If I win and you refuse to pay up, my buddies Vito and Rocky will pay you a friendly visit."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My source is the same||
If your source actually exists, he's a blabbermouth who should be fired.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If it ain't broke, don't fix it||
Jim Hackett ain't broke.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Return to Rigel to inform the bug people of our weaknesses.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||“This time, I learned, don’t mess with a beaver.”||
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Two Oregon hikers who were assaulted by a beaver after they climbed onto its dam have been hospitalized for injuries incurred during the rare attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday.
Clayton Mitchell, 23, told the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office that he and a friend had been hiking along a river near his central Oregon home on Thursday when they climbed onto a beaver dam.
A resident beaver emerged from the dam, knocking Mitchell into the Deschutes River and trapping his friend, 31-year-old John Bailey, in a tangle of submerged logs, according to the sheriff’s department incident report.
After Miller contacted the sheriff’s department for help, deputies called upon search and rescue volunteers to locate Bailey.
Searchers heard the trapped man call for help, but he freed himself and climbed out of the river just as deputies discovered his location, the report said of the incident, which is virtually unprecedented in central Oregon.
“I was just getting off shift when the report came in, and I didn’t believe it,” Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Joe Deluca said.
“I’m a city boy from the East Coast, and every day in Deschutes County I learn something new,” Deluca added. “This time, I learned, don’t mess with a beaver.”
Mitchell and Bailey were both treated for non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover. There was no information available on the status of the beaver, the sheriff’s office said.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I have had some great inside sources to the AD||
Who exactly? Why should we believe you?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Are you describing an ex by chance?||
Thankfully no, but I'm old enough to have heard lots of stories about exes who fit that description perfectly.
And yes, the same basic personality description applies to plenty of guys, too.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Wut||
Wyatt Shallman is "extremely elusive" in the same way that John Navarre was "fleet of foot."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Anybody who wants Texas in the conference is an idiot||
Texas is the incredibly narcissistic high- maintenance crazy hot chick who thinks the entire world revolves around her and her "needs," won't ever stop talking about herself, and isn't nearly as smart as she thinks she is.
Not only that, the sex is mediocre at best.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||In general I think family matters are best kept private||
but the problem here is that the communication environment is entirely asymetrical— Pipkins (or any player) is free to comment all day long about a health-related issue, while the coaching staff is prevented by confidentiality rules from saying anything in public.
If, for example, the coaching/medical staff confirmed the assertion that Pipkins has sustained multiple concussions, that would justify the apparent decision to suggest he end his playing career. We're not likely to get any such confirmation or denial of any specifics, so speculation reigns supreme.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Hitler-loving communist fanatic||
I knew there was something I didn't like about Saban, but I just couldn't put my finger on it....
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For every action there's an opposite & equal reaction||
Yesterday the mindless Harbaugh idolatry that's been the norm here for many was replaced by an equally mindless rush to judgment on the part of some that JH is a slimy roster manager no different from Nick Saban.
The truth resides in neither extreme.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not since JFK's assassination||
have four seconds of grainy film been analyzed so thoroughly.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Watch me wallabys feed, mate|
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Just encountered Johnson, Upshur, and Mitchell in the MDen||
Johnson is a very large man.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Jim Harbaugh is the living embodiment of||
I yam what I yam.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Well blow me down||
So who is Bluto—Dantonio or Meyer? Or is it Saban?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Again with the wonky left arm||
Did Harbaugh injure it particularly gruesomely, or is this just an accident of photography?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||He looks like Popeye with the corn cob pipe too||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What audacity.||
I'd call it brazen hypocrisy, but that's how the South rolls anyhow.
BTW, it's politically.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There is nothing different or special about uniformz anymore.||
The powerful image-creation capabilities of design and illustration software combined with advanced methods of printing the images on fabric and curved plastic surfaces has now made all this complicated graphic stuff—much of which is visually lost to fans in the upper deck—commonplace and ordinary.
Less is indeed more. I just hope that Hackett and JH recognize that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||most of you would prefer watching players run around naked.||
No, no, no... get it right, dammit!
The proper response is: "As long as they win, they can wear pink tu-tus for all I care."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||a Vegas tradition?||
"if they try to give you a chick, tell them you want the old dude whose been doing it for 60 years."
Well, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, I guess.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Khalid who?||
Excellent recruiting work by JH and Drevno and Co. at the most critical offensive position.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Didn't Sam Webb say this was a lock?||
Absolutely not, at least not in the last week or so and not this morning. In fact, he said today that if distance wasn't an issue, he thought Kareem would commit to Alabama. Apparently distance was said to be an issue, but obviously that didn't turn out to be the case.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||It was a good education.||
I don't doubt you at all, nor do I doubt Michigan has a good program. I was referring to the over-the-top hype about his ability to secure football commitments, which for a while was accepted as a given at MGoBlog.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Kareem was one of the 4 remaining silents.||
"silent commit" is just a euphemism for somebody who isn't really sure they want to go to the school they're allegedly silently committed to. An oxymoron.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||thought U-M is a better business and sports management program||
Remember all the ridiculous hoo-ha about "Professor Needs-a-Raise" during the Dashawn Hand recruiting saga? Like he was some Alec Baldwin-like closer? Looks like he's batting a lusty .000 against Alabama.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Welp this means that Hamilton is committing to Stanford||
I think Jay's tweet was about having a satisfying bowel movement today.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Chrysler had their transmission turn to metal shavings||
I spent two very "interesting" summers working in the old crumbling Chrysler Jefferson Assembly plant in Detroit in '72 and '73. After seeing and experiencing how those cars were built, you couldn't have given me one for free.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||did this actually air on television||
To be honest I'm skeptical it ever was truly a commercial, since there's no on-screen text announcing what the make and model is, nor any voiceover. Why such a hilarious piece of dreck would have been made is a good question.... I wonder if it was something that was intended for Renault showrooms? Or maybe some wannabe MTV music video director did it as a sample of their directorial chops? The mind reels....
It's perfect for an MST 3000 treatment.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Did anyone hear his update today (podcasts never play for me)?||
Sam said this morning Michigan is in a good position for Kareem, but he certainly wasn't gut-feeling it, and he did suggest that Alabama is a strong contender. I think he was referring to Kareem when he said that if Alabama was closer geographically that he would probably choose the Tide, but said that distance is a factor in his decision.
Listening between the lines, my interpretation of what Sam was saying was that he was optimistic, but would not be surprised if Kareem didn't commit to UM. Doesn't sound like it's a slam dunk for Michigan.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||The worst car ad in the history of television|
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||The print campaign for the 2415 Centauri DX||
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Just don't understand why a King coach would troll us||
If he has as much dislike for Michigan as has been reported, it wouldn't surprise me at all.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Many think his only legitmate source was Chris Singletary,||
and those people are complete fucking idiots who have no clue what Sam does and who he talks to.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||A podcast with LSU Freek||
that's simultaneous with a live stream of him creating a new piece of visual satire
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Bars is a prime candidate to be a 5th year tranny||
Blake might take exception to this characterization.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||He's like the Grover Norquist of Michigan athletics.||
I'd say that Brian is the exact opposite of that little bearded parasite.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is a big nothingburger||
Any coach can offer a kid any time he wants to; it's not as though extending an offer to a kid while he's at another camp is something illegal or scandalous. Mark Dantonio doesn't have to ask anybody's permission to offer, and neither does Harbaugh.
Trying to make this into something controversial is like Joe Tiller's whining about a nonexistent "gentleman's agreement" in the Big 10 after RR got Roundtree.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Physically reminds me of Tom Brady at the combine in 2000||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting||
We watch a five-minute video of workouts focused on QB performance as well as game highlights of him lighting it up as a QB, and he will spend his senior season for Norco amassing additional gaudy stats playing QB. We haven't seen a single second of either practice film or game film of him on defense, yet we're assured that it's just as likely he'll play LB or safety in college.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Jim Harbaugh is the last person on the planet||
who needs some lame dumbass hype video. He is a hype video.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||People have forgotten||
that during Bo's glory years he was roundly despised by every other program in the conference. Ironically I think Woody was the only one who actually had any affection for Bo.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Rons' BBQ on Pontiac Trail||
Gotten carryout from there twice. Ribs and brisket first time and both were fantastic. Sauce was fabulous.
just got ribs the second time, and they were lousy—not much meat, very fatty, lots of gristle.
However, the worst ribs I've ever had by far were from the recently closed RUB place on State & Packard. Meijer's would have better stuff than they did.
I still mourn the closing of DeLong's.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||hard time wrapping my head around rationality of Syracuse||
I have a hard time wrapping my head around the rationality of recruiting in general these days—basketball, hockey, and increasingly football. I've basically stopped caring about UM hockey recruiting, and basketball is approaching "WTF I give up" territory for me. By all rights high-profile recruits ought to be beating Beilein's door down, but I think AAU and the lure of huge contracts that will in the end only go to a tiny number of kids have completely distorted the thinking process of both kids and their families. I'd say the same thing about the NHL and hockey. The idea that education is supposed to be involved is regarded as a quaint and ridiculous notion by large numbers of athletes and fans.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Foreshadowing recruiting my butt||
He's talking about putting money into low-risk stocks and bonds.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My opinion||
Don't apologize for posts. If you think you need to apologize, then don't post.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||that is the feel I got from my source||
I hope you at least got dinner & dessert out of it.