The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
|9 hours 39 min ago||All the hysteria at MGoBlog about Canteen||
was based entirely on a padless footwork drill. It was characteristic of the completely over-the-top giddiness and hype that's been the norm here since Carr retired.
|9 hours 44 min ago||Not sure I'd call it a leap||
Notable improvement in pass production, yes, but there were few real holes for the RBs. There's every reason to be confident that the run blocking will improve, but I didn't see much improvement in that specific area last night.
Would better RBs help? Absolutely. Smith runs hard and always keeps his legs moving after contact, but he's pretty slow-footed and doesn't exhibit much vision. I was sort of surprised that Isaac didn't get more carries.
|21 hours 27 min ago||8-4||
|21 hours 27 min ago||8-4||
|1 day 1 hour ago||I will never understand why Pitt wasn't looked at||
I'd trade Rutgers and Penn State for Pitt and Missouri in a heartbeat.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It's very unlikely that the BIG would abandon||
its long-time policy of having all conference schools be members of the Association of American Universities. Both Rutgers and Maryland are members; Louisville is not.
Yes, Nebraska is no longer a member, but they were booted after their admission to the conference. Their president has stated that if NEB had not been an AAU member when the conference was considering expansion, it would not have been asked to join the conference.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Utah 23 UM 20||
Michigan misses two FGs along the way.
Humane Society of Huron Valley
|1 day 6 hours ago||The whole "scandal" was bullshit to begin with||
There were no established metrics or procedures for testing balls, balls for both Indy and NE were underinflated, and all the offending balls were taken out by the end of the first half anyhow.
When you build your castle on sand, it tends to collapse.
LSA's point is the best one: out of all the issues that the NFL faces, it was idiotic for Goodell to draw his stupid line in the sand over this one. It's like obsessing about dirty dishes in the sink when your roof is on fire.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Believing that Drake Johnson will be one of the major backs||
strikes me as being enormously optimistic. Given his record, he's more likely to get injured again than he is to see significant playing time over the course of the season. And that's damn unfortunate for everybody, especially Drake.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Did you see that shit Cat Fancy said about us?||
No, but the trash-talking in Pet Your Pussy Gazette is completely over the top.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Are they any bigger than Oregon, USC, UCLA? No.”||
Considering where Michigan has been during the last seven years, Whittingham is right. The vast majority of college football fans don't give a shit about what happened prior to 1960, and a sizeable percentage really only care about what's happened in the last decade.
|2 days 7 hours ago||'Muricans loooove their bug businesses.||
Actually, the vast majority of Americans find insects unpleasant/disgusting/scary/weird/etc.
Unless you're referring to exterminators, who they love.
|2 days 17 hours ago||a 14er like Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, or Mount Elbert||
I've done Evans and Elbert, but haven't had the chance to do Pikes Peak yet.
My dad spent many summers in Georgetown and environs (8,530 ft and up) and never had any problems, but when he got into his 70s he encountered severe sleep apnea at that elevation and had to start staying in Idaho Springs (7526 ft), so altitude problems can develop at different stages in life.
To your point about the game in SLC, I agree that 3800 ft in gain shouldn't be significant. It might be more of a psychological issue than physical.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I went to the Football Scoop archives so you don't have to||
Scott Roussel's genius reportage as of December 13, 2014:
"The Brady Hoke era officially came to a close on Tuesday December 2nd. As we come to the close of the 2nd week of the search for his successor, and as recruiting goes “dead”, I reached out to some sources in Michigan and within the profession to attempt to update coaches as to where this search stands and is headed. Based on those discussions, this is where Michigan appears headed…
Most of the senior leadership within Michigan athletics and on their board of regents now understand that Jim Harbaugh is unlikely to come to Michigan and I am told Hackett has been told it will be acceptable to hire a “college coach” before the end of the NFL season if he finds the one he is willing to stand behind.
Per sources, Hackett and his staff have discussed both Jim Mora and Dan Mullen with the Regents. Sources in Michigan that I have spoken with believe that if either Mora or Mullen were willing to come, then Hackett would support those hires.
Last year Jim Mora was offered the head coaching position at Texas and turned it down despite the fact that the offer was significantly more than $4 million per year. When that happened, I spoke with two sources very close to the situation and wrote about that. Mora turned down that opportunity because this simply wasn’t the right time for he and his family to leave California. Jim has four children, one who had just begun college out there, two in high school and one in junior high (at the time). They have just built a house, etc…the timing wasn’t right then to leave for another college job, and quite honestly, I don’t see that changing for this opportunity at Michigan. With that said, it would seem to be a substantial waste of resources for Michigan to pursue someone who they have no shot at, so clearly Michigan feels he is willing to consider the opportunity. Sources in Michigan told me, UM officials believe that Mora is frustrated with not being able to get UCLA to the top and think he might be willing to make a move to Michigan. The L.A. Times reports that Mora is making $3.25 million this season.
I spoke with sources in the past few days who are close and very familiar with Dan Mullen. Both sources said to me that with Dan, it’s not about being the highest paid coach in his state / conference/ whatever (which is more important to some coaches than many people understand), what drives Dan is his desire to win a national championship. Both sources explained to me how they felt Michigan would provide a potentially easier route to the college football playoffs; and hence the opportunity to win a national championship. Said one, “This might have been Dan’s most talented team ever, and in a year when LSU, A&M and Arkansas were down, he still didn’t even win his division.” Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin stated quite a while back that they were hopeful to be able to reach an extension with Mullen; but that extension hasn’t been signed yet… When I asked sources familiar with Michigan’s search if they would characterize Mullen as a lead candidate, the response was “I don’t know that Hackett felt that way last week; but it certainly seems like he considers him a very viable candidate now.” Mullen’s current salary is approximately $3 million under his current deal; it is unknown what Mississippi State’s new offer to Mullen is at this time in the proposed extension. Note that Hugh Freeze just signed an extension bringing his base salary up to $4.3 million for the upcoming season.
Sources in Michigan reminded me several times that these aren’t the only candidates that Michigan plans in person visits with this week (I was told earlier in the week they planned to meet with 10+ candidates); but they say Hackett seemed most excited / animated with speaking about Mora and Mullen.
Based on everything I’ve heard, I don’t think you can completely eliminate the possibility that Michigan will wait on an NFL coach; but it appears based on what they have heard back from coaches and their search advisors that Michigan is allotting their time in the coming week on successful college head coaches.
One name that I truly haven’t heard from sources in Michigan; but I continue to hear from coaches is Joe Moglia at Coastal Carolina. A number of coaches I have spoken with feel Moglia might just be the perfect coach to invest in Michigan football. What he has done in his short time at Coastal has been awfully impressive. Will be interesting to see if the search firm suggests the same to Hackett.
As always, we’ll keep you posted as things become more clear on The Scoop."
That's right—Scott Roussel actually suggests that a 66-year old coach who has exactly three years of experience as a head coach at the collegiate level—at Coastal Carolina—would be a logical choice for Michigan.
To say that Roussel was pulling all of this directly out of his ass is putting too nice a spin on it.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Does your avatar say Panguitch Lake?||
Spent some time in Panguitch city a few years ago while on vacation in UT. Interesting place.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Loved this play from that game||
Shifting formations three times for a net gain of zero yards is "the attitude Michigan needs on the sidelines?"
I think you're confusing theatrics with production.
|3 days 8 hours ago||If the birds are popping on them and then they're brined too||
I'm not sure they're worth it after all that.
|3 days 23 hours ago||No Drake Johnson. Still recovering from injury.||
This can't be a surprise to anybody.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Just out of curiosity||
Where are you all making the trek from? Anybody going out there from A2?
|5 days 9 hours ago||Is there a way to find out his real name?||
If there is, I'm all for telling the world who he is. At the minimum, MGoBlog should post his email address here. Anonymity may not create assholism, but it certainly encourages it.
|6 days 5 hours ago||"come from ahead defeats" during Carr era -- funny||
Thanks, but not sure how funny those defeats were, and I didn't coin the phrase anyhow—it's been around for years.
|6 days 7 hours ago||It was a watershed game in UM history||
I came to school in '71, and one of the very few downsides of the Schembechler era was a consistent inability to come from behind late in the game if we were down more than a TD.
At the time, this was the largest deficit ever overcome in Michigan history, and while there were some disappointing come-from-ahead defeats in the Carr era, there were also more than a few dramatic come-from-behind wins, too. This was one of the best.
|1 week 7 hours ago||we wore these pants in bowl games in both '74 and '75.||
There was no bowl game for us either in 1974 or after the 1974 season. The only bowl game we wore white was the Jan.1, 1976 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma.
|1 week 7 hours ago||this man is smiling again||
I said two years ago that Hoke should bring back Hanlon as an active consultant.
That alone probably wouldn't have saved Hoke's job—the problems went far beyond just the OL—but I believe it would have resulted in several more victories. If nothing else, our OL wouldn't have been the largely ineffectual unit it became under the previous staff.
|1 week 7 hours ago||I'd rather have the maize pants||
but the all-whites are infinitely superior to bumblebee-stripey-can't-read-the-fucking-numbers-clowniforms that Brandon imposed.
|1 week 7 hours ago||What does "rolling guys 10 yards off the ball" mean?||
I'd interpret it to mean either of these things:
• the OL is successfully getting to the second level beyond the LOS and nailing LBs and DBs.
• the OL is getting so physically dominant that they're pushing the DL ten yards back from the LOS.
Or, best of all, both.
|1 week 1 day ago||As long as Pinkel, Malzahn, and Miles keep coaching||
the Tigers will be OK.
|1 week 1 day ago||C'mon, the obvious actor to portray Brain Cook is||
and David Brandon is
|1 week 1 day ago||Jim Harbaugh - Daniel Day Lewis||
There will be blood, and he's gonna drink your fucking milkshake too.
|1 week 1 day ago||You can't do just one||
This guy was eating dinner by himself in a restaurant and he sees an attractive woman over by the bar.
All of a sudden, she violently sneezes and her glass eye pops out and goes flying across the room.
He reaches up and deftly snags it out of midair, and then goes over and returns it to her.
She apologizes, and he says "You have nothing to apologize for. Would you like to join me for dinner?"
She agrees, and they hit it off very nicely. After a while, they go back to her place, and one thing leads to another.
The next morning, she's cooking him breakfast, and he says to her, Do you treat all the guys you meet this way?
She says, "No, you just happened to catch my eye."
A retired man goes into the Job Center in Downtown Denver, and sees a card advertising for a Gynecologist's Assistant. Interested, he goes to learn more; "Can you give me some more details?" he asks the clerk.
The clerk pulls up the file and says, "The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynecologist. You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down and carefully wash their private regions, then apply shaving foam and gently shave off the hair, then rub in soothing oils so that they're ready
"There's an annual salary of $65,000, but you're going to have to go to Billings, Montana. That's about 550 miles from here."
"Good grief, is that where the job is?"
I was a very happy man. My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me ... It was her beautiful younger sister.
My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else.
One day her 'little' sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn't overcome. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister.
Well, I was in total shock, and couldn't say a word.
She said, 'I'm going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.'
I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car.
Lo and behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping!
With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, 'We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.'
And the moral of this story is:
Always keep your condoms in your car
A couple was on their honeymoon, lying in bed, about ready to consummate their marriage, when the new bride says to the husband, "I have a confession to make, I'm not a virgin."
The husband replies, "That's no big thing in this day and age."
The wife continues, "Yeah, I've been with one guy."
"Oh yeah? Who was the guy?"
"Tiger Woods, the golfer?"
"Well, he's rich, famous and handsome. I can see why you went to bed with him."
The husband and wife then make passionate love.
When they are done, the husband gets up and walks to the telephone.
"What are you doing?" asks the wife.
The husband says, "I'm hungry, I was going to call room service and get something to eat."
"Tiger wouldn't do that."
"Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?"
"He'd come back to bed and do it a second time."
The husband puts down the phone and goes back to bed to make love a second time.
When they finish, he gets up and goes over to the phone. "Now what are you doing?" she asks.
The husband says, "I'm still hungry so I was going to get room service to get something to eat."
"Tiger wouldn't do that."
"Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?"
"He'd come back to bed and do it again."
The guy slams down the phone, goes back to bed, and makes love one more time.
When they finish he's tired and beat. He drags himself over to the phone and starts to dial.
The wife asks, "Are you calling room service?"
"No! I'm calling Tiger Woods...to find out what the par is for this damn hole."
A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.
She says hello.
He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.
So he says, 'Do you know me?'
To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.'
Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, 'Are you the stripper from the Bachelor party that I had sex with on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery???'
She looks into his eyes and says calmly, 'No, I'm your son's teacher.'
In a trial in a small Southern town, the pompous prosecuting attorney called his first witness, an elderly grandmotherly woman, to the stand.
Brimming with confidence, he approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"
She responded, "Why yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."
Embarrassed and stunned, and not knowing what else to do, the prosecutor pointed across the room and asked, "Well, Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"
She replied, "Why yes I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him."
Dead silence filled the room, broken only by the presiding judge asking both counselors to approach the bench.
In a very quiet voice the judge said, "If either one of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair."
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm surprised Afternoon Delight could accommodate||
85+ players. Place ain't that big, and their booths aren't either.
|1 week 3 days ago||can't imagine a worse task than what Ablauf has right now. . .||
Seriously? Imagine working under David Brandon while dealing with the fallout from a cratering program and a failing coach.
Ablauf wakes up each morning, thinks "I work with Jim Hackett and Jim Harbaugh now" and has a big fucking smile.
|1 week 4 days ago||Either those 17 people are Spartan and Buckeye fans||
or they should have quit drinking and gone to bed.
|1 week 4 days ago||then try to prove what an asshole he is to everyone||
I think the only appropriate measure would be to let everybody know who this fool really is.
|1 week 4 days ago||"NFL doesn't need fans to be successful"||
That's one of the most insanely stupid things I've ever heard. If Carter thinks that advertisers are going to pony up at those rates for games with no fans in the stands, he's a fucking idiot. And without those advertisers, the whole financial structure of the NFL falls apart. Good luck finding the money to pay those ridiculous contracts.
If Carter's attitude about fans and personal accountability is widespread among the players, then the NFL is doomed in the long run.
|1 week 5 days ago||If I ever watched ESPN aside from college football coverage||
this would bother me, but I can't remember the last time I had that channel on anyhow. Big time sports today is basically a freak show anyhow, so covering something as ridiculously bogus as WWE is just a tacit admission of that fact.
|1 week 5 days ago||but we never did anything on offense||
We've played in 15 Rose Bowls against the PAC since Bo arrived.
We've scored more than 21 points three times.
If that's all you can muster on the road against top-flight competition, getting victories is going to be tough.
|1 week 5 days ago||playing road games against teams with equal or better talent||
This is a critical point that Michigan fans never want to admit—that PAC10 teams are typically loaded with great talent, especially USC. Every year going into the Rose Bowl i heard the same bluster from people in Ann Arbor who were deluding themselves with the same notion—that the PAC10 was a sissified finesse conference that would wilt under Michigan's relentless physicality.
Unfortunately, that delusion was still in existence under Lloyd Carr. Before the 2004 Rose Bowl, Jim Herrman said, "We have to get numbers to the ball,...Those are 'party' plays. There goes the ball. There's a party out there. Go to it. Don't be late. The receivers don't like to catch the ball and get hit."
USC's receivers were so intimidated that the Trojans were limited to 24/35 for 342 yards and four receiving TDs in a 28-14 victory that wasn't as close as the score implies.
You'd think that a 4-11 record in the Rose Bowl against the PAC since 1970 would persuade Michigan fans that the talent out there is substantial, but I guarantee that when Harbaugh gets us back in Pasadena, we'll hear the same damn thing from the fans—the PAC12 is a finesse conference and we just have to hit 'em in the mouth and they'll cry. Perhaps with Harbaugh in charge we can actually make that happen.
|1 week 5 days ago||So are what-are-you-drinking threads on or off?||
We alcoholics need to know.
|1 week 5 days ago||You have the fever|
|1 week 6 days ago||University of Missouri football||
due to family history and background.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not sure how JUB knew all of this while rest of the media didn't||
He didn't know "all of this" before he started writing.
He interviewed a large number of people who were directly involved, and came out of it with hundreds of pages of single-spaced notes which formed the basis of his book. It's called basic editorial research, and is something that is virtually unknown to the vast majority of our incredibly lazy news/sports journalists.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm old enough that this is all deja vu to me||
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.' "
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."
If Canham were still alive today, he might say "Bo doesn’t get sick. He doesn’t observe major holidays. He's a jackhammer.”
I don't know why anybody would care that JH doesn't want to speak to BTN—do they actually believe he's going to say anything that isn't pure coachspeak/pablum/fluff anyhow? Harbaugh could read from the phone book and it would be just as informative.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This thread has to be the record||
for highest average of upvotes per comment.
And justifiably so, too.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||With Harbaugh there are basically no meal choices|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This list is worthless since Grosse Pointe isn't in the top 3.||
It's an outrage that my hometown of Grosse Pointe isn't on the list. They were world-class snobs when I was there, and I can't believe they've fallen that far. Petoskey my ass.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||People are misunderstanding the invitation||
The students aren't going to be let in to just watch; they're going to have to suit up and beat the crap out of each other for four hours, then finish it off with a mile's worth of gassers.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brian needs to create an alternative blog||
MGoFucktheWorldOutsideAnnArbor.com will be for those whose gaze is entirely restricted to Michigan sports and humblebragging drinking threads. If you don't want to be distracted with anything pertaining to the larger world of college football, that would be the place for you.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||there were rumors they were going to do it during RR||
There was already a considerable amount of angst over the yellow "piping" on the unis while RR was here, and If he had gone to the white pants, MGoBlog would have melted down in an epic pant-crapping, "RR doesn't respect Michigan traditions" ragefest.
I don't hate them, but I strongly prefer the maize pants. My main issue with them is that 1974 was a horrifically disappointing season at the end, and the white pants have always been tied in my mind to seeing Lantry's successful field goal being waved off by those criminally incompetent and gutless refs down in Columbus. Third season in a row with 10 wins and no bowl game.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||For some people, being a starter at a smaller school||
is more important than getting a degree from one of the best public universities in the world, and playing for one of the best coaches in the country in the bargain.
I don't really understand that mindset myself, but then I've never been a scholarship athlete. I hope his decision works out well for him.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||whoever scores the winning touchdowns||
against MSU, OSU, and our bowl opponent.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||glad you are not in control because recruits are eating this up||
Who? Where? Jordan's last year with the Bulls was 1998, which was right around the time the vast majority of today's recruits were born. He's just an old man to 16- and 17-year olds.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If he comes back this year it will be a surprise||
I can't believe he won't be on the shelf till 2016.
It was bad enough to lose Pipkins, and this just doubles the blow.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"but they aren't terrible."||
Not that any of this really matters to Michigan fans, but I'd bet that at least 90% of the ND fanbase would disagree vehemently with you.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Don't blame UA||
blame the numbskulls at ND who said "Ooooo, that looks great!"
|3 weeks 1 day ago||NYT article gives some background||
I've never seen an explosion this large and this violent in a non-military situation. The amount of hazardous chemicals that were being stored must have been gigantic; this was far more than just a shipping container or two.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||putting him in space to make things difficult for opposing Ds||
I do think that RR would have made much better use of his abilities.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We don't say these things Don||
I don't have anything against Norfleet; he's the career leader in Michigan history for KO yardage, and his average is the same as Derrick Alexander's.
My comment was directed at the countless opining here during the last three years alluding to a dynamic play-making ability that actually never seemed to surface during the games.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"I am sad."||
Never in the field of human football was so much lauded by so many to such little real effect.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"several bloody lips, banged-up noses and turf burns"||
Better call the United Nations... these are clearly human rights violations of the worst sort.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd support it if and only if||
four fans were selected at random at halftime, brought down onto the field where they were forced to chug a 40oz of malt liquor and then run two end-zone-to-end-zone wind sprints followed by 20 pushups and then had to try a 20yd field goal.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||an excellent job blowing sunshine up my Michigan ass.||
I hope you use sunscreen up in there.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Wangler starts||
But Denard takes after LT blows out Wang's knee
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Wangler starts||
But Denard takes after LT blows out Wang's knee
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's been an annual August ritual||
The DC asserts we're going to play more aggressively along the DL and in the secondary and Michigan fans get giddy with anticipation. Sometimes we do play that way, and frequently we haven't. I hope Durkin's not blowing smoke and that he has players who can do it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Cue that guy who complained||
about the queue being too long.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||they're locked up in a FEMA camp in New Braunfels||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Coleman made it clear she wanted Brandon to be the next AD||
When an executive pointedly ignores the recommendations of a search committee he/she creates and instead selects an outsider that the search committee does not think highly of, the only logical conclusion is that there's a very large quid pro quo going on. In this case I don't think it was as crass as bags of cash changing hands, but it has to be something like an agreed-upon mutual expression of support between MSC and Brandon for the positions they wanted.
This kind of back-scratching is par for the course for a marketing shill like Brandon, but it's a bit unseemly for an academic like MSC. She really tarnished her local rep with this human resources fuckup.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I heard it was a dietary change||
Kermit's doctor — Dr. Bunsen Honeydew—ordered him to stop eating pork.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||How cool would it be if whole stadium chanted Harbaugh's name||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That clip was the essence of||
Lo-cal Diet Fluff.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I vote we send that family to Bolivia.||
Screw Bolivia, I want to send those Chrisley asswipes to Antarctica.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||For every 10 statements Ray makes||
Six are insightful, two are bragging about "laying somebody out" at UM practice, and two are just WTH? material.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Give me Case Keenum over Tom Brady in college any day.||
That schedule of Rice, LaTech, Tulane, and UAB that Keenum had to face every year was a real murderer's row.
What's next? You'd prefer Andre Ware to Jim Harbaugh?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Never gave a shit about pro wrestling||
and didn't know who in hell Rowdy Roddy Piper was before I saw "They Live" and watched him deliver one of the iconic quotes in cinema history:
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Assuming there really was this email from Retyi||
it would make no sense for the alleged "major story" to be non-medical in nature... there is no reason whatsoever for the UMHS to be so concerned about its staff in relation to football or bands or Urban Meyer, so I'd bet the "rival" is a competing health system.
I wonder if the whole thing is fake, like somebody hacked Retyi's email account.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Ned Skeldon stadium was awesome||
Easy to get to, free parking, cheap beer and dogs, and old-school ads on the outfield wall. Fifth Third is typical cookie-cutter modern with no personality.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The day my daughter was born||
Still carry her hospital birth photo in my wallet 30+ years later.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Saw him in the median on Bonisteel last weekend||
Pretty sizeable bird, but displayed the traffic awareness of a squirrel.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||On the next snap, Tom Hammond scored for the second time||
This photo with the hand-lettered notation is in the album that my grandfather put together during his college years at UM from 1901-1904. While he was a camera enthusiast himself, I doubt he took this particular shot since it's also appeared in at least one published coffee table photo book about UM football.
It's impossible to know whether the play in the photo is the TD in Kryk's description, but it seems from the angle that the play occurred fairly close to the end of the field.
It's difficult to make out at this size, but to the immediate right of the referee is a helmetless Germany Schulz.
Here's a cropped close-up; Schulz is at the extreme left.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"Imhotep Institute?"||
Doesn't sound like a very fun place to be.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Because my bachelor party, strangely, does not include MGoBlog.||
??? What the hell does your bachelor party include? Arugula, drum circles, and poetry readings?
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Dammit, my timing sucks||
I'm going to be in D.C. until the morning of the 11th.
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sam Webb has been out of the loop for the last six months||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"So even if the players like it..."|
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 days 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.
|5 weeks 5 days 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.
|5 weeks 5 days 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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 weeks 6 days 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.
|6 weeks 52 min ago||Perineal Playoff||
Sounds like a '90s porn movie title
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||turned them around from winless to a perineal playoff contender||
adj pertaining to the inferior pelvic cavity between the genitals and anus.
|6 weeks 1 hour 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.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 7 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.
|6 weeks 7 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 weeks 19 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 weeks 20 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
|6 weeks 2 days ago||so I'm guessing there may be a few drinks involved in this one."||
Natty Light will do that to you.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Most confident about the Bye week||
10 Oregon State
6 Michigan State
6 Penn State
4 Ohio State
|6 weeks 2 days 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Moore was OK, Brosnan was OK. Craig is OK, but sorta wooden||
But for me, the only true Bond is this guy.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||"I didn't lose any sleep over anyone who quit that spring..."||
Now that's gonna leave a mark...
|6 weeks 2 days 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."
|6 weeks 2 days 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?
|6 weeks 2 days 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Doesn't bother me||
I never search for Metas anyhow.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||am so sick of these top whatever lists|
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Zap Comix||
Real perverse, demented stuff, especially Captain Pissgums.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||"Read it to them as their bedtime story."||
That's straight-out child abuse. A visit from Child Protective Services will happen soon.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I just hope I don't hear Gary say that academics are important||
That means helloooo Tuscaloosa.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||This is the Rowdy I'm familiar with||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||"the three would be Clemson, Georgia, and maybe Michigan,"||
"so I'm taking this as a definite positive."
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Between the SighFy Channel and the Ancient Aliens doofuses||
the cause of real science fiction has been set back 500 years.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I wish just for once that the guy modeling the unis||
was a big fat sloppy offensive lineman.
|6 weeks 6 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."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You're an idiot to think anyone is booing any player.||
John Navarre would like to have a word with you.
|7 weeks 2 min 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.
|7 weeks 15 min 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?
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||The Kelly Johnson case||
You all should know that aviation designer genius Johnson was a UM grad.
|7 weeks 1 day 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."
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I think this is a step or two above Taco Bell|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The countdown to this would be interesting|
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||"That everyone liked those is..."||
... not accurate at all. Hated 'em.
|7 weeks 2 days 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."
|7 weeks 2 days 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Lickinghole Creek brews Magic Beaver|
|7 weeks 2 days ago||all between the ears for him (attitude/heart/mental fortitude)||
Is this something related to him recovering from his knee injury?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||1940 at Cal: drunken douchebag tries to get Harmon|
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This is probably just a photo artifact||
but Owenu's head looks like it's about 30% bigger than Drevno's.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||A more recent shot||
|7 weeks 3 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
|7 weeks 3 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?
|7 weeks 3 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....
|7 weeks 3 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."
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Does this make us like a burner phone?||
Or sloppy seconds at a frat party.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"I have no problem with my son using Michigan as a back-up.”||
That's gold, Erik, gold!
|7 weeks 3 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."
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I really have no idea what the hell anyone can dangle||
Really? You have no idea?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Grown ass men can't be crying for such trivial matters.||
... and pink tu-tus for the bowl game.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Donovan Peoples-Jones Is NOT related to Shonte Peoples||
Sam Webb confirmed that point this morning, so he's not a legacy.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This generation of "leading men" is filled with metrosexuals||
What exactly is a "metrosexual?"
|7 weeks 6 days ago||All this maize talk is getting corny|
|7 weeks 6 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?
|7 weeks 6 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.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||how else will we ever determine home field advantage?||
1. Overall Won-Loss record
2. WAR stats
3. Spelling Bee
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||The All-Star game is a meaningless anachronism||
Once interleague play began, all reason for its existence disappeared.
|8 weeks 6 hours 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.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Your idea stinks|
|8 weeks 1 day 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."
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day 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...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Gloves should be illegal||
It's football, for fuck's sake, not golf.
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day 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?
|8 weeks 1 day 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?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Are they manufacturing crappier and crappier fireworks?||
I think the real problem is that they're manufacturing dumber and dumber people.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Most improved stat will be||
QB sacks given up.
Least improved stat will be FG %
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Discuss this|
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Cologne is for 14-year olds||
and 35-year old losers.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||From what I understand||
La Paz is nice this time of year.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not assigning percentages, but starting with most despised||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, I had to investigate||
and it's even weirder than you think.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 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?
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||So the University of Michigan has officially allied itself||
with a Tarheel? Boo.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Jumpman?||
WTH is "Jumpman?" Sounds like a superhero for third-graders.
|8 weeks 4 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.