i refuse to even consider this a possibility
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Daughter of Tom Harmon||
Careful what you say about old '98's daughter.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. Such hype. So grammar.||
Wow. Such hype. So grammar. Much extreme.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Four words||
Lack of institutional control.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||Yes. It's about clarity.||
Yes. It's about clarity.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Better word choice||
"Consistently". Yes, I'm a jerk.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It's damned impressive, but||
It's damned impressive, but looks to me like he lowered his shoulder, hit the defender with it and pushed him off. <shrug>
Excited to see this guy in maize and blue!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yep. When the U.S. loses to||
Yep. When the U.S. loses to Guatemala, it's crazy to say it's because Guatemala has a better talent pool.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Nice! Have to see if I can||
Nice! Have to see if I can get the day off from work and head over there.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Everything means less than||
Everything means less than zero.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Nice sign, but||
You forgot the "H" in "Morahns".
|16 weeks 5 days ago||What are we talking about?||
What are we talking about?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||A role model for us all! I'll||
A role model for us all!
I'll just be over here drinking my Budweiser.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||The article states that The||
The article states that The Beav was a Michigan student from 1995 until 1999 and now washes dishes at Pizza House. Is this correct? If so, it's certainly an unusual career choice.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Grammar violations? I thought||
Grammar violations? I thought this was about recruiting violations.
|24 weeks 8 hours ago||Tennessee?||
Why are they 15-1 odds? They've been down for years. Are they returning a lot of starters next season?
|24 weeks 8 hours ago||I have no problem speaking||
I have no problem speaking ill of the dead.
Lawrence Phillips was a phenomenal football talent, but a massive asshole. He violently abused women, tried to murder people with his car and may have murdered his prison cell mate. He deserved what he got.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Messi is the greatest player||
Messi is the greatest player in the world, far and away. He also makes everyone around him better.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Of course, you mean||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||What a great coach can do||
"He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n."
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Love that version! It was my||
Love that version! It was my ringtone for a long time.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh looks at Jed||
Harbaugh looks at Jed York.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||You'll probably really hate||
You'll probably really hate this:
I love the variations of the song. Can't get enough of them.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||And we all know Laquon likes to get paid||
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I have a phone call to||
I have a phone call to make.
"Do you have any copies of Battletoads?"
|29 weeks 5 days ago||This is what happens when you||
This is what happens when you hire good assistant coaches. They move onward and upward. Then you hire more good assistant coaches. It's a good thing.
Get used to this. It's going to happen a lot under Harbaugh.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||The police report should be||
The police report should be available to anyone who files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||How about PBR league, or||
How about PBR league, or Budweiser league?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh's offering Falcon a||
Harbaugh's offering Falcon a free Michigan education in return for, well, nothing. It's quite an honorable thing to do. Harbaugh's keeping his promise to the kid, even though he doesn't think Falcon is physically capable of fulfilling his part of the agreement.
If Falcon is more interested in an opportunity to play football, he's free to go elsewhere. No hard feelings.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Let's not||
Let's not call it anything like that.
How about "Harbaugh's first coaching game against Michigan State".
|38 weeks 1 day ago||As a nerd||
I would like to request that a fellow nerd share that algorithm with me.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Noo||
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Or||
|39 weeks 1 day ago||The article forgot to mention||
Players get helmet stickers for doing it all with nothing but their hands.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Right where he wants to be - in their heads||
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Charles Rogers says he's||
Charles Rogers says he's ready to roll.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. Next thing you know,||
Yeah. Next thing you know, he'll start hanging out with that other dropout named Madonna. I swear, those two will never amount to anything.
/s (for the sarcasm impaired)
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, Adidas||
|39 weeks 4 days ago||What color is this Michigan||
What color is this Michigan jersey? What color is the BYU player's pants? Hint: one has a purple tint.
This pic is not from anyone's TV. It's from the MGoBlog front page.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||The jerseys have had a purple||
The jerseys have had a purple tint to them all season. They look as though they've faded from being in the sun.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
Never knew JFK used the line about "the Michigan of the East" in that speech.
I finally have a signature.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
I appreciate the info.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Slightly off topic, but does||
Slightly off topic, but does WTKA actually stream the show? Been listening at their web site for 20 minutes and have heard nothing but commercials.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Holy hell||
It DID happen today and it's worse than when Florida players blocked each other.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||That happened today? Nearly||
That happened today? Nearly as bad as two Florida players blocking each other.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Piped in music isn't new||
NFL teams have been playing recorded music during games for decades. Having the school band play was one of the things that made the college game different.
I've always felt the live band made the experience more personal and made me feel more connected to the university. I can go anywhere and hear a recording of "Seven Nation Army" piped into a stadium. Hearing the Michigan Marching Band play "The Victors" or "Temptation" live is something unique to a Michigan game.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Speight took the snaps||
in the victory formation at the end of the game. Morris was dressed and on the sidelines, but didn't enter the game.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||He was dressed||
and on the sideline. Saw him in a sideline camera shot.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
Morris not good enough to take a knee in the game?
|41 weeks 4 days ago||No way would I leave||
I'd stay for the post-game "Harbaugh" chant.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Shane Morris time||
Maybe we'll get to see him throw a pass, but I'll bet Michigan runs it every play.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Rudock had to do it||
Couldn't go without a pick. Maybe we can get Morris in for some backup time.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Now THAT was a terrible no-call||
The defender didn't even go for the ball. He just took down the receiver. That was horrible officiating.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
Exactly what I was thinking. This is Wheatley/Anthony Thomas type stuff.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Nice to see||
This drive looks like Michigan football.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Offense was much improved||
near the end of the second quarter. O-line getting a push. Smith running with authority. Rudock not screwing it up.
Hopefully, we can play like that for the rest of the game.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Harbaugh!||
What a break!
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Yep.||
That's where you take the safety.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||WTF just happened?||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Good job||
Nice blocking and Smith would not be denied.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||3rd and 20||
Rudock had all day in the pocket and threw it short of the first. Bad.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Nice play||
Nice call and good execution on the 4th down.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Offensive PI?||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Rudock throws it away again||
Man. Killing us.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Have to turn your head. His||
Have to turn your head. His eyes looked up, but he didn't turn his head. Dumb rule, but refs will always call that.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||That'll get called every time||
Gotta turn around and look toward the ball. Sucks, but it's true.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Terrible offensive series||
Offense looks bad in all areas of the game.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Did Smith even try to avoid that contact?||
Looked he tried to bowl the defender over instead of running past him.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Don't throw short of the first||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Rhythm even||
because spelling is importunt.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Need a long drive here||
Give the team some time to settle down and get into a rythm.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||We need someone||
to step up on defense and make a big play.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||That's exactly||
what I meant.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Wow.||
This will be a long afternoon.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Where's the PI flag?||
Looked pretty bad to me.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh. This game went downhill||
This game went downhill fast.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks! Listening at work now||
Listening at work now when I should be paying attention to other things. Don't tell my boss!
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Gary Moeller||
Never saw him play for the Buckeyes, but I've been a fan of him for the past 30 years or so.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Ain't nothing like the real thing||
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thank you for posting this. I||
Thank you for posting this.
I was about to post something like it when I scrolled down to find you'd already done it.
Messi is even more amazing because he never dives. Watching him successfully fight through double and triple teams with the ball is just incredible. Many other players would have been on the turf by then, but Messi plays through it and sometimes even scores or gets an assist afterward.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I wound have gone to law||
I wound have gone to law school instead of becoming a journalist. Law has more job opportunities in more interesting areas. The pay's better too.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Michigan forgave Webber for||
Michigan forgave Webber for the timeout. I remember when the team returned from the title game and held a rally at Crisler. The crowd cheered for Webber and begged him to return for another year. No serious fan or alum held that timeout against him. Ever. It was a terrible mistake and most of us felt bad for Webber rather than being angry with him.
Years later, he lost a lot of support because of how he handled the Ed Martin scandal. Webber lied about it and even committed perjury. That made the situation more difficult for himself and the university.
I've always cut Webber a lot of slack about the Martin thing, until now. After reading about the Dan Patrick interview (I can't bring myself to listen to it), I'm done with Webber until he apologizes for taking money from Ed Martin and staining Michigan's reputation. And I don't think that will ever happen.
As for the hints about wishing he'd gone to State? After today, I wish he'd gone there too.
Want to know what it really means to be a Michigan man? It's someone who puts their university, their team, their family and their friends above their own interests. A Michigan man is a leader who eats last. A Michigan man is someone who does the right thing, even if it has painful consequences for them.
Chris Webber went to Michigan. He wore the maize and blue. He represented the university on one of the biggest stages in sports. But, over time, Chris Webber has shown he is not a Michigan man.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||After reading that, like||
After reading that, like Webber, I too wish he'd gone to State.
I can't forget watching him lie to a room full of people while we were both students at Michigan. He noted that kids were paying good money to buy replicas of his jersey while he couldn't afford to eat at McDonalds. We later learned that wasn't true. Ed Martin was giving him $500 (or more) handshakes.
Webber embarrassed himself and the University. He's refused to acknowledge it and refused to apologize. Now he hints that he might have prefered to have attended MSU? I don't know what to say other than, "I wish you had, Chris."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If you like it, it's great.||
If you like it, it's great. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks or says.
Personally, I've always preferred the block M.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||"It must've killed Woody||
"It must've killed Woody Hayes to know he'd be remembered for throwing something, not running."
The line about Urban Meyer and Cleveland is pretty good too.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think Desmond said later||
I think Desmond said later that he should have caught the ball.
I believe the failure to complete this play led to his massive effort against ND the next year. He stretched out to catch that fourth and one fade in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. That TD gave his Heisman candidacy a massive boost.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Insightful||
Count on Bleacher Report for hard-hitting analysis like this:
"Ultimately, winning will determine whether Harbaugh is a success in the Maize and Blue"
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You misspelled Dave Brandon.||
You misspelled Dave Brandon.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||As a member of the media, let||
As a member of the media, let me say that being "short-sighted" is what we do best.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Not at all||
Look at Harbaugh. He always sticks his belly out. Is that disrepsectful? Seems to me that it's just the way the guy stands.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||He sounds like a||
He sounds like a coach.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I know who Lloyd Carr is. I||
I know who Lloyd Carr is. I was a student when he was DC. Met him. Great guy!
My post is referencing Harbaugh.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bando's absolutely correct.||
Bando's absolutely correct. While a student in 1990 and later, several people told me the basketball players on Frieder's teams were "hooked up" with cars. It wasn't much of a secret on campus.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bo was right.||
The shady stuff probably didn't start when Steve Fisher became coach. Nothing was proven, but as a student at the time, I heard quite a few people talking about possible improper benefits for players. This was before the Fab Five came to campus.
To contrast, I never heard anything like that about the football program or any other athletic program at Michigan (aside from the baseball program selling scandal).
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It's too bad.||
Not a huge deal, but a bit disappointing. We could have used the extra games to get more experience for the young guys.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||For long-term investing,||
For long-term investing, index funds are the bomb-diggity. That's where I keep 99% of my retirement savings. Look for low fees from places like Fidelity or Vanguard.
For savings, there's nothing wrong with "higher interest" savings accounts via Ally Bank, Barclays or others. Best rates right now are only 1% which suck, but you have easy access to your money. Interest rates at most brick and mortar banks are terrible. I wouldn't bother with them at all.
You can get a slightly higher return on CDs than on traditional savings, but your money's locked in them for six months, a year or longer.
As Bluebyyou says, be skeptical of specific advice because most brokers are using you to make their living. They're more interested in helping themselves make money than in helping you make money. And, of course, a lot of stock advice is just people trying to boost the price what they already own.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||This is awesome. And Brady||
This is awesome.
And Brady Hoke apologized for it. <sigh>
|1 year 18 weeks ago||There is only one valid||
There is only one valid question:
There are two acceptable answers:
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It's not dead.||
It's not dead.
Here's an idea for a pump up song: let the marching band play.
And it won't cost the student government nearly $3,000 in seed money.
The disc-jockey/piped in music at Michigan football games is horrible. It needs to either go away or be significantly minimized. It's generic and does nothing to improve the "event experience". Spending thousands of dollars of student organization money and enlisting celebrities won't make it better.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I'm guessing you were red as||
I'm guessing you were as red as a beet.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Hyperbolic chamber? Of||
Of course. Because where else would Jim Harbaugh come up with his wild tweets?
I love it!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'd like to see the NLI||
I'd like to see the NLI revised so it isn't so unfair to recruits. Schools need a way to plan for incoming recruits and the recruits need some guarantees from schools.
Just thinking about it makes me realize how bad the current recruiting/scholarship system is. The NCAA needs to trash it all and start over. Get rid of oversigning, mandate four-year scholarships (with exceptions for criminal behavior, academic failures, etc) and, basically, give student athletes more control over their lives.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||It's been done before by NCAA||
It's been done before by NCAA basketball players. The AJC article above lists two: Brendan Knight at Kentucky and Stephon Marbury at GA Tech. Both became official recruits when they enrolled in classes. There may be others.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Summary: The team with the||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The right way is to treat the||
The right way is to treat the players as college students. To treat them with respect and as people, not property.
They're part of the Michigan family and it's wrong to throw away members of your family because you've found someone who can run faster or block better than they can.
Winning is important, but it's more important that Michigan doesn't sell its soul to win football games.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Buckle status check.||
Buckle status check.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Shock the world!||
Shock the world!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Hating Blimby's and Mr.||
Hating Blimpy's and Mr. Spots? That's unpossible!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You get an upvote for your||
You get an upvote for your first post. Welcome aboard.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||He's all about that basis,||
He's all about that basis, 'bout that basis.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The goal is to win while||
The goal is to win while doing things the right way. That's the Michigan way.
I refer you to Hackett's comments about this very thing during the coaching search.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"Atard"? Really? Chill. I||
"Atard"? Really? Chill.
I edited the post seconds after submitting it and realizing he wasn't the guy the show teased as being next.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Chris Williamson says he's||
Chris Williamson says he's going to Florida.
Williamson says he likes Michigan's "prolific staff". He said positive things also about Florida and North Carolina.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||EDIT: Different recruit announced commitment||
Thought it was Williamson, but looks like it was a different player who just announced.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Now that's a jam. Those are||
Now that's a jam. Those are some Ohio Players I can support.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Doesn't matter. Every time||
Doesn't matter. Every time his name appears, it should have the endowment title. In fact, we should all be using here at MGoBlog.
Every. Single. Time.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This is a nice-looking jacket||
I prefer my Michigan wear to be Maize and Blue.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Coach can wear whatever he||
Coach can wear whatever he likes, but, man, that's ugly.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Glad to have Durkin on board||
Happy to see Durkin is finally official.
But whoever wrote that press release slipped up by not using Coach Harbaugh's full title every time his name appears.
If they're going to do it, do it every time. The press office needs to attack this with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
"University of Michigan J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the first of his assistant coaching appointments on Thursday..."
"Prior to his tenure in Gainesville, Durkin spent three seasons with The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Harbaugh at Stanford (2007-09)..."
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Hoke loves Michigan||
He didn't win enough at Michigan, but I'll always like Brady Hoke.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yes. He's Snoop's son. Big||
Yes. He's Snoop's son. Big kid and looks like a good player based on the highlights I found online.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yep. There's been way too||
Yep. There's been way too much speculation by the traditional media. I'm also a journalist (in television news) and I'm surprised at how wildly different the reporting has been. It seems like some reporters are assuming things will play out a certain way and not bothering to check with multiple sources.
Journalists in general take a lot of flak, but a number of sports reporters on this story deserve it for practicing irresponsible journalism. They make all journalists look bad.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Do they often have difficulty||
Do they often have difficulty distinguishing men from women?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Don't talk about playoffs!||
Don't talk about playoffs!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Channeling Lloyd Carr?||
"things look tremendous for UM".
Who is Dave?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||This site will die. Three||
This site will die. Three days later, it will rise from the grave as MGoHarbaugh.com.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Until Saban cut him||
Until Saban cut him due to oversigning.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Here's your new info||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hmm||
Maybe QBForce has some eligibility left.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Go big and go blue.||
Go big and go blue.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Here's the difference||
Pro teams are corporations.
College teams are your family.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||And he's a professional||
And he's a professional writer.
His editors must love him.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||OMG! Thanks Glenn.||
OMG! Thanks Glenn.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||ItsHappening.gif!!! Best||
Best thread of the day.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Roc has it right. In fact,||
Roc has it right.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the search firm IS contacting candidates, gauging interest and telling them this is all preliminary, explaining that if things move forward, Michigan officials will contact them. That gives candidates the ability to deny being contacted by Michigan.
While Michigan waits for Harbaugh's decision, the search firm is creating a list of plausible, interested candidates and conducting preliminary interviews, background checks (don't want any surprises after introducing your new HC), etc.
At least, that's how I would do this kind of search.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Elliot Mealer||
The accident and recovery.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yes. Now get off my lawn!||
Yes. Now get off my lawn!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm an Army veteran so you||
I'm an Army veteran so you know where my loyalties are.
Let me also say that I always appreciate watching these true student/athletes play each other. They're not on the field to improve their draft position. They play for the love of the game.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||For an education?|
|1 year 29 weeks ago||He has a lot of potential and||
He has a lot of potential and should have a strong combine. He's a big WR with decent hands and speed, but that probably won't be enough to get him drafted in the first or second round.
Good luck to him and a big thanks to him for his efforts at Michigan.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||#Eating (Last)||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Leaders eat last.||
Leaders eat last.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||"Leaders eat last" is a||
"Leaders eat last" is a military saying. It means a leader makes sure his troops are taken care of first, then takes care of himself.
Seems like a strange thing to say, but I guess he means he wants to take care of the 49ers before taking care of himself. It's a good trait for a leader to have.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||FerGodsSakes||
Clearly a Hoke supporter, FerGodsSakes.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I so hope he's right.||
I so hope he's right.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Thinking good thoughts for you||
It must be maddening to be so ill and have no idea what's wrong. The good news is, as you wrote, there's no better place to be sick than Ann Arbor.
I'm sending good vibes your way and hoping it gets figured out soon!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||And who watches the||
And who watches the watchmen?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||They both did it.||
They both did it.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||SF trades Harbaugh to Miami.||
SF trades Harbaugh to Miami. Miami assigns him to Michigan. Simple.
I don't see why Michigan would have to go through the 49ers to get Harbaugh unless they were trying to negotiate a lower contract buyout.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Coach Hoke is a great guy and||
Coach Hoke is a great guy and a Michigan Man. I'm sorry that things didn't work out. Hopefully, Coach will move to a better spot for him and Michigan will find the right person to take his place.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||You used altruism properly.||
You used altruism properly. Don't know what the other poster had in mind when he questioned the way you used the word.
That said, I agree that Bacon had a stake in Brandon getting pushed out, but I think Bacon's opinions are valid. He's an author and a commentator. He apparently has inside sources, but his information is not necessarily the authoritative version of what's happening regarding the coaching situation. I find it informative, but consider it only one piece of larger whole.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Like father, like son? Love||
Like father, like son?
Love the toupe.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Don't be so sure. Beating||
Don't be so sure. Beating either MSU or OSU would be a first for Rodriguez.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Hoke's not a great coach, but||
Hoke's not a great coach, but he is a good man. He respects Michigan, the players and the fans. He deserves respect in return.
Yes, it's time for him to go, but there's no need to try to take away his dignity.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Devin's a good man and a||
Devin's a good man and a great representative of Michigan.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Recipe for Success!||
Step 1: Hire Harbaugh
Step 2: ????
Step 3: Profit!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Rodriguez was considered a||
Rodriguez was considered a great hire at the time. People were ecstatic when it was announced. A few years later, not so much.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Duplicate||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I have the same feeling:||
I have the same feeling: another press conference, sometime here.
I like Hoke. He seems like a great guy. Loves Michigan. Loves his players. The problem, as you all know, is that he's just not succeeding at Michigan.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||He should stay||
But he won't. Another year to improve and put up solid numbers could make him a first round pick. Leaving now, he's probably a third round pick (second round if someone likes his combine numbers enough).
Either way, he has the potential to be a great player. I hope he becomes one.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||2008 was the worst Michigan||
2008 was the worst Michigan team in my lifetime: fewest wins since 1963 and broke the bowl streak. Steven Threet, David Cone and Nick Sheridan at QB (Mallet transferred). Lost to Toledo. Lost to ND, PSU, MSU and OSU. Gave up 45 points to Illinois in a loss.
2014 has been bad, but not that bad.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Agreed. Switching a player's||
Agreed. Switching a player's number in his junior or senior year is strange. Keeping their own numbers gives the guys a chance to make their own mark in Michigan history.
Your suggestion of handing out legacy jerseys as if their "just another number", but with history and a small patch honoring previous wearers could be a good way to handle it.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I like your "one night only"||
I like your "one night only" idea, especially the part about "just do it and shut up".
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Using team numbers is a good||
Using team numbers is a good reference to history and tradition.
"Ohio" is/was dumb. I'd rather use a play on Woody Hayes and call them "that team down south".
Legends jerseys are ok. It's been pretty cool to see Gardner wearing old 98, despite his performance on the field.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Have a happy life?||
Have a happy life?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Have a nice life.||
Have a nice life.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yep. I work with a bunch of||
Yep. I work with a bunch of UGA alums and they say this all the time.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I think you forgot the||
I think you forgot the "/S".
Saban's a good coach, but Alabama's over-recruiting practices are shady. Yes, other SEC programs do it too, but it's still shady.
In other situations, when a program suddenly gets very, very, very good (looking at you, Oregon) or suddenly gets amazing recruiting classes (looking at you, Ole Miss) after decades of sucking or mediocrity, there *might* be something fishy going on. Certainly, it's not always the case, but I think it's silly to ignore the possibility.
The bottom line is that claims of wrongdoing in no way prove that coaches and schools aren't doing anything wrong.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||They're saving that for||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You think stripes are what||
You think stripes are what people think of when they think of Michigan?
Yes, there is an iconic helmet, but it's typically noted for the wings. There's a reason people call it the "winged helmet" and not the "striped helmet".
Regardless, I don't want either on the jerseys.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Adidas' logo is three||
Adidas' logo is three stripes. They put stripes on everything.
All this "throwback" regarding Michigan stripes has been marketing smoke to let Adidas put their corporate logo on Michigan uniforms.
It's like when Nike redsigned the Denver Broncos uniforms to include a swoosh.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||If Dave Brandon is all about||
If Dave Brandon is all about "The Brand", why does he dilute it with crappy alternate uniforms? Branding is about consistency and presenting a unified image and message.
Michigan has one of the best uniforms in college football. That's why it's so sad to see these terrible replacements.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Because nothing says "Michigan"...||
Because nothing says "Michigan" like stripes.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||In my time as a student, from||
In my time as a student, from 1990-1993, I don't remember Michigan Stadium being called "The Big House". Maybe Keith Jackson or another announcer used the term occasionally during that time, but it was not common usage among fans.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||"This M, fergodsakes". I||
"This M, fergodsakes".
I prefer "Michigan" on the helmet, but it's not a big deal. I'm honestly surprised that some people never realized the name of the school was on the front of the helmet. You might not see it very well on television, but it's pretty clear in photos.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||That's the same thing I had||
That's the same thing I had to figure out on the final exam. I enjoyed the class and it's the only blue book exam I remember so it certainly made an impression. I've told the story many times over the years as an example of how students learn to think at Michigan (and other good schools) versus how students are taught facts and opinions elsewhere.
Now, if I'd failed that exam, it might be a different story. Hehe.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Yes. Sounds like we were at||
Yes. Sounds like we were at Michigan around the same time. My friend was there from around 1986-1992. I was there from 1990-1993.
I didn't hear about Oksenberg's death until a few years ago when I got the urge to google some of my old college professors. Very sad.
Oksenberg was my professor for PolSci 140. I still remember the final exam: Just one question: "What was the theme of this class?" or something similar. Tough one to answer since we studied a series of countries as individual cases. Never discussed a theme. After writing my answer, I went on to explain why I disagreed with what I found to be the underlying theme. It was a bit bold, so I was surprised that I still got an "A". That exam is part of how Michigan taught me to think for myself.
In hindsight, the theme was probably correct, but it's debatable.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||A lof of Grad students didn't||
A lof of Grad students didn't like him? Why was that?
By the way, a friend of mine also took a lot of classes with Lieberthal as an undergad and in grad school. He seemed to like Lieberthal, but I think he preferred Michel Oksenberg.
For me, there was really only one UM professor I didn't like: Raymond Tanter. I took several classes with him because he was pretty much the main Middle East political science prof at the time. He always struck me as being too certain his opinions were correct and too quick to dismiss contrary views.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||There are a lot of great||
There are a lot of great classes that I barely remember since it was 20 years ago, but one I do recall fondly is PolSci 160 with Kenneth Lieberthal. Something about the way he explained things that just clicked with me. I took a number of classes with him and always enjoyed them.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Yay. I remember how people||
I remember how people used to rave about his lectures. I thought they were okay, but nothing worth raving about.
He was clearly passionate about the material and that's a bonus.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||In my first session of Arabic||
In my first session of Arabic 101 at Michigan I learned that I was the only one in the class who didn't already speak Arabic.
I dropped Arabic that day and took German instead.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Clever, Columbus. Very clever.||
Atlanta guy here who will soon be an MLS season ticket holder. I thought this was hilarious!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Never like "Atlanta Flames"||
I live in Atlanta too and I've always thought "Atlanta Flames" was one of the worst team names. Why name a sports team after a tragic event? There's no "Boston Massacres" nor a team named the "Fukashima Tsunamis".
Although, now that I think of it, the "Chicago Mrs. O'Leary's Cows" might be cool.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Keep your feet on the ground||
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the Rose Bowl.
Wayne State, great school!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I guess he still can't afford||
I guess he still can't afford a Big Mac.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||He pretty much nailed it||
EDSBS is right. Traffic in Atlanta sucks on a good day and most people here have no idea how to drive in a little snow.
Still, city and state officials should take a lot of blame for this. They should have coordinated school transport, encouraged businesses to wait to send home workers and released government workers after private sector folks had time to get out of the city. They should have had their newly-purchased salt trucks out ahead of the snow to get a little salt down in advance.
Personally, as a Michigan born and bred driver (who took drivers education in a Michigan January, ferchristsake), I had a hard time understanding the traffic jams. I drove my two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, sports car home yesterday on side streets that were a little wet and slushy, but not too bad. The main roads were gridlocked and barely moving. My 20 minute drive took two hours, but at least I got home. I really feel bad for people who spent the night on the interstates.
The worst part is that this will all happen again the next time Atlanta gets snow.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Five weeks later||
My joke was almost funny. Still cost me all of my mgopoints.
So, after five weeks, mgopoints? Or no mgopoints?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Oops. Wrong reply||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Mike Tirico||
Television is overrated.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Funny. I still remember the||
Funny. I still remember the house party in AA when we were both students and Everitt wanted to fight me. I have no idea why. He kept pointing at me, threatening me and getting in my way when I went to the keg. Maybe he thought I was someone else.
When he was away to get a beer or for a bathroom break, I asked his two friends what his problem was. They didn't really have an answer even after I told them I'd never met Everitt before.
Since he had about five inches and at least 50 pounds on me, I kept my distance and managed to avoid being broken in half.
Great player, but a strange guy.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||It worked out ok for Charles||
It worked out ok for Charles Rogers, didn't it?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||It's not the "Chick-fil-A||
It's not the "Chick-fil-A Homophobia Bowl"?
I Love their food and their service. I hate their social agenda.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I think you mean Dennis||
I think you mean Dennis Northfeet.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||No. Once the runner takes||
No. Once the runner takes second base and the play is over, he cannot later return to first base.
Segura stole second. Play over. Segura cannot return to first.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Correct. Once he took second||
Correct. Once he took second base and play was stopped, Segura could not return to first.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Right. Which is why Segura||
Right. Which is why Segura should have been out. There were two blown calls: first, when Segura was tagged the second time (after stepping off second base); second, when Segura stood on first after Braun was called out. You cannot run the bases backwards in MLB.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||ND is on that list as well.||
ND is on that list as well. Don't they still keep their football rights including the contract with NBC? I cannot imagine them sharing that money with other schools.
EDIT: Answering my own question -- of course, they do. Per Brian's post on the main page.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||They were both pretty weak,||
They were both pretty weak, but, as you said above, it's Bismark, North Dakota. These are probably their first jobs out of college and they're weekend anchors. The available talent pool to anchor weekends in Bismark is not probably not filled with network quality talent.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||No. They will be standing on||
No. They will be standing on the shoulders of A's. Think about it.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Here's the pic||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Congratulations! You're||
Congratulations! You're going to love it at Michigan.