"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Poop||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||This||
I'm seriously worried that Dave Brandon will keep his job despite his obvious incompetence.
|34 weeks 17 hours ago||Megaphone guy||
The megaphone guy was Craig Kaplan, a senior studying energy policy at the George R Ford School of Public policy. In one of the interviews on the Michigan Daily livestream after he started talking, one of the interviewers asked him who he was.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||He's half right||
We certainly are at a low point right now. In the two real games Michigan has played this year, the QBs have combined for a 0 TD : 6 INT ratio. The offense overall has combined for a 0 TD/1 FG : 8 Turnover ratio.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||GRIII's vertical||
That vertical reach for GRIII is only 3 inches below Dwight Howard's, which is the highest ever recorded in the NBA (12"6').
|1 year 45 weeks ago||bucket list||
sounds like it has better be the LAST thing on your bucket list
|1 year 47 weeks ago||game||
clearly you should pick strip poker for the game
|1 year 50 weeks ago||comparison||
True, however only 12/20 number one picks in the same time frame have been to an all star game. Nothing is guaranteed.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||keyword today||
I think that the keyword there was "today", as in "it's not just about the tv dollars right now, but where they will be due to population growth"
|1 year 50 weeks ago||From the second video||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||not sure....||
I can't comment on the Bulls, as I was too young. But blatantly inconsistent standards of reffing drive people to conspiracy theories of fixation because the alternative is incompetence....
|2 years 20 hours ago||lmfao at his school leaking it||
Posting it too early...
|2 years 1 week ago||help||
gotcha. So I'm curious then, is there anything that those of us in Michigan can do to help out with this?
|2 years 1 week ago||hmm||
With glacier, don't you have to not be frequently accessing the data?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||EECS kids, get to work!||
Get some macros running to even this fight!
|2 years 29 weeks ago||SPARTY NO||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Quote of the game on MSU||
"They're one stop away from being bowl eligible for a school record six consecutive years"
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Agreed :(||
Sparty could have iced the game with the pick six that was called back. What a Sparty, No! moment
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I think the refs were right on both calls||
Unfortunately, I think the refs ended up with both of the calls correct.
On the Roundtree play, the ball definitely seems to hit the ground and shift a pretty decent amount. I think that's clearer of an incompletion than the Virginia Tech play last year (which I think the refs ended up being right on there too).
On the Smith interception, I think however it was called on the field would stand. The way I'm thinking it worked (without the ball hitting the ground) was that basically the ball got squished between his hands and chest and then sprung out of there.
On a brighter note, on the "maybe don't block Roh with a RB next time"... they may as well have not blocked him on that play. Holy shit that's impressive.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Ditto||
I have seen numerous places report that.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Triple Option||
For all that we're always saying "Michigan won't have to face another triple option team like Air Force this year"... wouldn't you go heavily triple option against Michigan if you're Nebraska? I mean, if I was their offensive coordinator, I'd look at Michigan's performance against Air Force and say "we have better players than Air Force. Imagine what we can do" and focus heavily on that.
Am I just missing something?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||NCAA Rules||
Only thing I could see in NCAA rules that was related to this was:
Rule 9-2, Article 1, subsection a-2-b-5 (I have no idea if that's how it actually would be designated, but that's what it looks like to me)
PENALTY—Dead-ball foul. 15 yards from the succeeding spot [S7 and S27].
5. Persons subject to the rules, including bands, shall not create any noise
And rule 1-1-6 specifies who is subject to the rules:
Persons Subject to the Rules
|2 years 34 weeks ago||GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL||
Hell of an end to the game!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Not a problem||
He said without a gambling PROBLEM. He doesn't have a problem, he can stop anytime he wants to. Really. Trust him.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Posting ITT before it gets deleted||
Posting ITT before it gets deleted
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Al "Tsoukalos" Borges||
As great as the "aliens" version of that image is, I prefer this one:
|2 years 36 weeks ago||
Someone with an active reddit account should post this to /r/uofm and /r/Assistance
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Yes.||
Yes to both. I think we will be able to pass better against ND than MSU but may not have as good of a defensive performance. Whether that passing will be enough for a win.... who knows?
And for MSU, this made me a little less scared of them, but still worried about them for sure.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Horrible situation||
Man, you wouldn't wish this on anyone. Best wishes to him, and I hope the unconfirmed reports about his grandmother are wrong.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Eastern Michigan Emus||
Seriously though, why aren't they the EMU emus?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||From St Joe||
Rob Fredrickson played in the NFL, and Mike Gillette was a kicker for Michigan (is #3 on the most field goals made at UM, hit at least one game winner and also hit a 56 yarder)
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Defense seem surprisingly upbeat||
The Jake Ryan, Kovacs, and Hoke all seemed to brush off the defense's performance as being very largely an artifact of facing Air Force. I was surprised by that.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Only one win over an autoqualifier||
They only had one other win over a BCS autoqualifier, and that was Alabama in 2007, when Bama went 7-6.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Pretty sure they were illegal||
I was one of the people yelling about it throughout the game. I know on at least 2 of the TDs, one of our players who would have had a shot at being in position to stop the TD, they were cut below the waist and it definitely didn't look straight on.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Illegal downfield cutblocks||
As I kept spamming on twitter and posting about in the liveblog -- Air Force looked like they were illegally blocking our downfield defenders on most all plays -- as of this year, receivers are no longer allowed to block below the waist, and Air Force did that extensively.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||4th and really long||
Wasn't it something like 4th and 18 this time, though? That's more understandable.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||This!||
Those M Rising hoodies look awesome. I also kind of want the football heart shirt.
And really now -- I think we can get behind this and easily help Odoms hit his goal.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Wow||
That is fantastic. I kinda want to actually try to carve this, even though I have no artistic talent.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||You're looking at this wrong||
Brian, you're misunderstanding what happened here. We didn't play and lose a game against a college football team. Dave Brandon decided we should forfeit our first game so we would get a chance to play a preseason NFL game. Who we put up 14 points on.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||NFL Team||
Looking at that Bama team, most of them will probably be first or second round NFL draft picks. We were practically playing a bad NFL team. Although this was an ugly, ugly loss, where practically everything that went wrong could... there were still lots of positives that make me optimistic about the team.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Big 12-->SEC||
They were Big 12 refs. They must have thought they moved to the SEC with Mizzou and TAMU.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||To be fair...||
Beating an overrated ND team when ND is the favorite is a common thing nowadays
|2 years 39 weeks ago||DEHRNERD||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Also, Make the world Michigan||
I really like the Make the World Michigan shirt, although I feel like there is some sort of a pun that is missing from that which could make it better -- don't know what it is. Something to do with the "again"-like sound at the end of Michigan...
I'm too tired to come up with anything clever.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Upton...||
I feel like the Kate Upton ones would just invite a lawsuit.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||New account||
Or they could even create a new account just for it. It'd be a little bit of a pain switching back and forth, but doable.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||justin.tv stream||
I think that is a great idea. UStream or LiveStream would also work. CBox might be worth looking into as well -- for $2/month, the premium option is awfully inexpensive.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Oddly enough||
That includes Mississippi.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I would buy that so fast||
If Moe's started selling block M twin city socks, I'd buy a ton of them. Probably replace my all of my socks I currently have.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Action Comics 775||
Read Action Comics Issue 775: What's so Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way? for a really good Superman story that shows you some of his internal conflict.
I also really liked Red Son, an alternate universe situation where Superman lands in the USSR instead of the USA.
All Star Superman and For the Man Who Has Everything are also both excellent.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Emperor Joker||
I've heard good things about Emperor Joker, although I've never read it myself.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||There's a reason they're packed||
They're usually packed because they're gorgeous beaches. I love Warren Dunes.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Minnesota is slooooow||
I got stuck behind Minnesota's car on the drive into work today. They were at the corner of County Road PD and County Highway M in Verona at approximately 9:20 am central time, FYI.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||They don't pop it up on an onside kick||
For those, they kick it directly into the ground first so no fair catch can be called. This rule makes it so that can no longer happen.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||According to the article, effective this season||
SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw outlined significant rule changes coming to college football this season, all rooted in player safety. These rules, by the way, were approved in February.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Gorgeous?||
Wait, Al Borges got a copy?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Big version of that picture of the Big House||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Hmmm||
His closing speed blows me away. I thought he could have gotten flagged for PI on a number of those, but that might have just been me not understanding the PI rules for the competition. He seems to be one hell of an athlete though.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Harris||
I wish I had known Drake was at the Tom Izzo basketball camp-I was staying at the same hotel last week as most of the kids attending the camp.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||It's nothing||
I have a few friends who are nuclear engineers in the area, and one actually just checked out the area with a geiger counter and it read completely normal.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Verona||
As long as I'm around on July 19th, I'll definitely be going to the Verona pit stop too.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Babcock on even a remotely hot seat?||
Are you crazy?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah, weird||
That makes no sense to show there, but it's what it is. It also must mean that Michigan has a 98 or 99 defense if we have an overall of 97 with a 94 offense and 91 ST.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Hmmm....||
It looks like the site changed it to this now. However, that still makes no sense -- how would a Michigan offense of 94 and defense of 91 add up to an overall of 97?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Wisky||
Wisconsin being the #1 overall team was the most surprising to me.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Remove Miami IMO||
I don't think that Miami deserves to be a 6 right now, or maybe ND doesn't, but I think OSU does.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Top teams based on this||
If you were to make a top 25 based on these scores, weighting the offense, defense, and special teams scores equally, you'd get this:
Yeah.... that top 25 seems pretty bad to me.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||We definitely need a fez.||
Fez's are cool.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||They're right||
I mean, think about it. If we win every game we play we have a pretty darn good shot at a title :)
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I'm confused||
Why would he bother withdrawing from classes? Why not just stop going?
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Hilarious||
If it was Brian or someone who I knew I could trust, I would PayPal them the money (plus cost for shipping the helmet) and let them keep the passes (although I'd probably have a condition that if I can actually make it to AA for the practice, I get one of the passes back).
(Hint, Brian, if you want to take me up on this, shoot me an email)
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Even if I could||
Even if I could, I'd ideally still want to donate at the gate so the family that is matching donations would include my amount as a matched amount.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
I was planning on donating $300 to Mott soon. Too bad I'm not going to be able to go to the spring game, or I'd up it to $500 and get the helmet and practice passes :(
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Seconded||
Great Dane is classic Madison food. If you want good fried cheese curds, you can get them here. They've got some good beer too.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||To be fair...||
Although Spock is not in that version of the game, the full image
does have alien doing the vulcan salute.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Kid is impressive||
I hope the first thing the coaches teach him is how to slide, because it looks like he might be willing to take contact on his scrambles when he shouldn't. Other than that, WOW. I was really impressed with his accuracy and timing on the throw at 4:28.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Things Hoke has done wrong||
I don't know how you could fail to come up with something that Brady Hoke has failed at so far. There are a ton to choose from. For example:
Not 100% successful at getting committments to come in pairs.
Has not yet made me rich.
Hasn't cured cancer.
Can't fly simply by flapping his arms.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Most surprising thing there||
Terelle Pryor was 3 times academic all Big Ten? Man, OSU must be even easier than I thought.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Gif||
Courtesy of @bubbaprog
|3 years 20 weeks ago||You need to make a podcast for this one.||
Just because "So that happened" has never been more applicable.
Also, can you imagine if Gus Johnson was calling this game? I think he might have actually had an aneurysm at the way the fake FG played out.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Won't get a chance||
220 lb DE vs Lewan = pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Awesome||
This is great work. I was actually considering doing a (much simpler) analysis of this myself, but never got around to it, so I'm incredibly grateful that you did.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Really?||
I have a subscription and don't read (or even check) everything that comes out. I only found out about this via twitter.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Call espn's hotline||
If you call espn's hotline, they will give you your activation number before you actually start getting the magazine.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Easy||
4. Honey Badger
Trent Richardson is horribly overrated (don't get me wrong, he's extremely talented, but not a top 5 player -- I'm only including him here since he's a finalist). His backup has much better stats than him.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||This.||
Stiffarmtrophy.com has accurately predicted the last 9 Heisman winners and they are hugely reliable. RG3 is going to win, and he will likely win by a margin that puts him in the top 15 of Heisman winners as far as max point percentage goes. #2 is Luck with about 50%. #3 is Richardson, #4 is Ball, #5 is Mathieu.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I think...||
I love Chuck Klosterman, but I think he's wrong here. Everyone I know who hates Tebow, me included, doesn't so much actually hate Tebow as hate the media lovefest with Tebow. If he was treated by the media like just another player, I would not have any issue with him. And I want to see him be successful because he can be pretty fun to watch. But I hate the media coverage of him.
"If you're fortunate enough to spend five minutes or 20 minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it."
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Minor correction||
Technically EMU isn't bowl eligible, since they are 6-6, but played two FCS teams and can only count one of those wins towards bowl elgibility.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Oooh||
Michigan/Stanford is also a possibility, according to this.
lsu, oklahoma, va tech, southern miss, boise state, oregon, wisky, usf, uconn, unlv, iowa state, texas all winning gives us that matchup.
If you do the same, but flip usf with wvu and uconn with cincy, it has Michigan vs WVU
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Also||
UM/Kansas State is another possibility.
Also, if Georgia beats LSU, the only way I saw Michigan getting in is both TCU and Houston losing.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Things I'd like to see tested/investigated||
Coaches always talk about RBs "getting stronger as the game goes on" when you have one back getting the bulk of the carries. Is there anything at all to this? Is it just the defense tiring (so would any other back that comes in have equally improved stats)?
Is there anything to having a quarterback in a rhythm/taking him out of rhythm?
Are 4th down plays in critical game situations more or less likely to be successfully converted than equivalent down and distances in non-critical situations?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||More ref notes||
RVB was blatantly held on almost every single play and it was only called once IIRC, and that was for the safety. I believe on the long TD pass on the crossing route to Posey there was a pretty bad missed holding call too.
Also, you're not the only one who thinks that the TD shouldn't have been overturned. Mike Pereira, former NFL head of officiating, also said that it shouldn't have been overturned (https://twitter.com/#!/MikePereira/status/140525853518991360).
Regarding the penalty on Watson following the overturn, that was majorly iffy. They called it as an "after the play was over," but Watson hits the Ohio player at almost the exact instant that the whistle is blown, and it's roughly half a second after Denard makes it into the endzone. Calling that after the play is over is a terrible call. Even if it was unnecessary roughness, we only should have had 15 yards of penalties, not 25 -- it should never have been called in addition to the holding.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Higher res?||
Does anyone know if there is a higher resolution version of this picture?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bigger version of the picture?||
Are there any higher resolution versions of that Big Ten coaches picture?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I assume this was the "you have to complete the catch"||
I assume this was the "you have to complete the catch" kind of thing -- like why the Calvin Johnson TD against the Bears last year was called back.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Can Heiko please ask Borges a question...||
Can Heiko please ask Borges a question regarding the under center vs shotgun plays and come at him with some numbers and statistics? I mean, I'm sure Borges knows the numbers, but I would like to see him answer why he is using an obviously sub-optimal strategy when there are some clear and simple adjustments he can make (and obviously is capable of making, as we resort to them when we're way down and trying to come from behind).
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Purdue?||
So you're saying there's a chance...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||It's a decent job||
They work you hard, but the work is mostly enjoyable work once you finish training. I don't work in VB6 at all, although I do occasionally do programming in another language.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I curently work at Epic||
I curently work at Epic, does that qualify me?
Just kidding, I don't really want to move to Florida, plus I'm pretty sure this would violate the non-compete clause in my job contract.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Gholston tweeted after the game||
Here's his tweet, from a few hours after the game:
"Football is WAR,"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Agreed||
Let's stop calling them little brother. I mean, after today, I wouldn't want Michigan to be considered in the same family as that classless team.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Sportsmanship video||
Sums up the teams pretty well: MSU's cheap shots, Denard helping up MSU's players and patting them on the back.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Another Narduzzi quote:||
“Aggressive fouls aren’t bad. If it’s real late then I’m going to be mad.”
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I meant the punch||
The refs flagged the punch on Lewan, which should have gotten Gholston ejected on its own.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||James Kamoku||
It was James Kamoku, and here's the video.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Worst is that the refs saw it.||
The refs can't even claim that they didn't see it -- they threw a flag!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Cheering Denard's injury?||
I've heard some people say that the Spartan fans at the stadium were cheering at Denard getting injured. Do you know if that's the case?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Agreed.||
Agree 100%. I'm not even that upset that we lost anymore. State has an impressive defense and outplayed us. The only thing I'm upset about still is the dirty play by MSU, but that's to be kept in another thread.
I'm glad we get a bye week to heal up some and hopefully basically another bye week against Purdue before our next big test in Kinnick Stadium. Go blue, always!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Classless players trained by a classless coach||
I mean, just look at the quote from MSU's defensive coordinator after the game.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||No.||
If you're implying that Michigan should have cheap shotted MSU back, then you're wrong. That's sinking to their level, and we're better than that. THIS IS MICHIGAN FER GODSAKES. We should encourage our players to play clean, even in the face of opponents playing dirty. Haven't you ever heard "two wrongs don't make a right"?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Not TWIS material||
This isn't what TWIS is. Trying to make sure that league rules are enforced by punishing cheap shots is NOT something that makes it onto TWIS. There are some TWIS-worthy comments in other threads, but not this one. The day Brian starts considering people caring about player's safety as TWIS worthy is the day that I stop reading TWIS.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||You're missing the point.||
The whining isn't about the fact that we lost. We all realize that MSU outplayed us and has a good defense. What we are pointing out is the refs and Dantonio not caring about player's safety or good sportsmanship. MSU's players need to learn to not cheap shot other players. They need to learn not to intentionally try to injure other players.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||No.||
Cheap shotting a player is NEVER gritty and ALWAYS dirty. Period. There are no two ways about it. If Michigan won by doing this, I would hope like hell that Hoke suspended any of the players involved. But Michigan didn't. State did. I'd rather have a team with morals that loses than a team without them that wins. Maybe State should move to the SEC, where "win at all costs" is a more appreciated mentality.
If you can look at that and call it anything other than "dirty play," then maybe you should switch over to being an MSU fan. That sort of activity has NO PLACE on a football field and is nothing that anyone should EVER do.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Bill Carollo is the Big Ten coordinator of Officials||
His email address is carollo (at) bigten (dot) org
HOWEVER: If you are going to email him, be sure you are polite and not accusative. You are representing Michigan fans, so be sure to do so in a good and polite way. I would recommend waiting at least until tomorrow to write the email to them.
That said, if you want to highlight the plays by Gholston:
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Don't wish ill on others.||
No matter how classless Dantonio and his players are, don't wish harm on them. That lowers you to their level.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||This.||
If Denard is injured, give him a chance to rest up against Purdue. Otherwise, no way.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Borges.||
Utilize short passing routes, easy high/low reads, and bubble screens.
How gorgeous I am.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||"could beat several Big Ten teams" doesn't mean much||
This year, "could beat several Big Ten teams" really doesn't mean much with how horrid the Big 10 is this year (especially at the bottom). Tons of teams could beat Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, probably Penn State, possibly Iowa, probably a Persa-less Northwestern, apparently almost Illinois, which (mixed with OSU's performance against Toledo) means possibly even OSU on a lucky day.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Calculating bend-but-not-break||
Best way to calculate the bend-but-not-break-ness of the defense that I can come up with would be:
#1) Figure out the expected point value for the opposing team for each of their drives based on their starting position.
#2) Figure out the expected number of yards to be given up on each drive based on starting position.
See where Michigan ranks compared to the expected values for #1 and #2. The larger the difference between Michigan's rank at #1 and #2, the more of a bend-but-not-break defense it is (that is, give up plenty of yards but not points).
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Re: #1||
If #1 is an issue, could he skip hosting it on a different site and simply mark them as hidden or whatever it is where you can only see it if you get a link to it, so it strongly implies that you would get to it via the UFR? Or if not, would simply copy/pasting the text from that line of the UFR into the description possibly be sufficient?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Tim Nevius possibly a conflict of interest?||
After some Linked-In stalking, I saw that Tim Nevius went to college in Dayton, an hour and a half away from Columbus. He also grew up in Kettering, Ohio...
Certainly seems like a conflict of interest to have him working on the case.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||The worst thing about losing to UMD of all teams.||
Was the horrible bleached blonde hair. It made all of their players 100% unlikeable to me.
And frankly, beating UND and then losing to UMD was like what it would have been if the Miracle on Ice team had lost to Finland in the gold medal match after beating the USSR.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||The intent clause||
Is one of the dumbest rules in the game. As if the refs don't have enough power otherwise? Regardless of if any refs ARE corrupt, imagine if a corrupt ref decided to use the intent clause to prevent a goal intentionally...
We will never know how the game would have played out if the goal counted as it should have. And that is entirely the fault of the refs.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||We played like crap, sure||
But we still should have won even though we played like crap. We scored 3 goals in regulation. UMD scored two. And yet, at the end of regulation the score read 2-2. Clearly the refs had a play in that and clearly they can be blamed for it.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||RIP||
And I wish the best to his family in this hard time.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||If I was in Vegas...||
If I was in Vegas, I'd put at least $50 on Lion Kim.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Central||
I'm in Central time. It'll be on at 11 am here. How am I supposed to get up that early?!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||This one happened to a friend||
His ex girlfriend called him and was like "OMG I'm pregnant and I think it might be yours."
He immediately picked up on it being a joke, so he decided to flip it on her and said "Well, as long as we're being honest, I got back STD test results and I have AIDS."
She was like "OMG Are you serious?" He said "Yeah, I'm as serious as you are." She said "I was just playing an April Fools joke though!" He said "OH! I wasn't." and just went quiet for a little bit before admitting that he was pranking her.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Hate bowling?||
I don't hate bowling. I just hate how bad and inconsistent I am at bowling. I love going bowling though. I just hate watching myself bowl. Or throwing the ball down the lane. Or any of those things.
Hmm... maybe I do hate bowling.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Right.||
It was his time at MSU that drove him in that direction :)
|4 years 8 weeks ago||This.||
I graduated (in state, but 4.5 years with a masters in engineering), and I have almost the entire cost on my shoulders. Still, I wouldn't have gone anywhere else if I were to do it over. Other than maybe somewhere warmer in Southern California. But I still doubt I would go elsewhere.
So it depends on what you place more importance on... if you and him don't mind him ending up with some debt at the end and don't mind the travel time, then by all means go with Michigan. If you and him want him to stay out of debt or want him closer to home, then definitely go with UNC.
If he is deathly afraid of the cold and wants to get far, far away from you and you don't mind incurring a bunch of debt, then I guess go with USC. But LA sucks, so I would say don't do that.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Great post||
But I hope you know that the number one thing I took away from this is that I expect Smotrycz to come back next year with an awesome Josh Childress-esque afro.
Also that I can finally type Smotrycz without doubting my spelling of it. SMO TRY CZ.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Great to see another post by Johnny||
Personally, I love Johnny's style of writing and I wish he wrote much, much more. I have legitimately teared up at a number of his posts.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed x1000||
I would pay good money for it, too.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Yup.||
"The Yellow and Blue" is Michigan's alma mater.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Clearly the recruit.||
How else can you guarantee that you will get the player with the best name remaining?
But seriously, probably the Duke game.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I hope it's not this||
Because it means that Dave Brandon WILL screw the pooch. He may get Nebraska, but then he also will do the equivalent of Legends/Leaders and B1G.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||From that URL...||
LOL I read the URL and saw Miss State wastes 106 million on Dan Mullen and was blown away. Then I clicked the link.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||It's what Faux John Madden tweeted||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Mine||
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Looking like it cost them the game.||
Wow. Good job refs. Cost Southern Miss the game with an obviously bad call. Also cost me one of my picks in my bowl pick'em. Thanks a lot.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Wow||
That was a horrible call. Ball was clearly out before the Louisville player was down, clearly and conclusively a fumble. Southern Miss was just robbed of at least 3 points, maybe more.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Ridiculous||
That catch was awesome.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||LOL at difference in headlines:||
Freep headline (I'm not going to link it, you can find it if you really want to): Michigan doesn't expect to sell many more Gator Bowl tickets
Rivals headline (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=rivals-1168100): U-M should be well represented at Gator Bowl
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Wow. Just wow.||
We just held the 19th ranked team in points per game (averaging 80.5) to 29.5 below their average, and 12 below their previous season low.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Quote||
"Keith Benson is going to wake up in a cold sweat tonight, and all he's going to see in maize."
|4 years 22 weeks ago||What was the turnover on Darius Morris there?||
How did Oakland get the ball on that? It looked like Morris bounded the ball off an OU player's shoe.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I've been trying to find a picture of it||
Since I saw it I've been googling for a good picture. All I can find is:
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Darius Morris was mugged||
on that last possesion and no foul call. Then a bad foul call against Morgan in which the announcers said something like "look at Ted Valentine getting into the act with that energetic foul call." What a joke Valentine is.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||That wouldn't work||
Knowing Alabama, they would just sign twice as many recruits the next season to make up for it.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Congrats!||
I'm graduating on Sunday with a masters degree, so as I leave, you can take my spot :)
I wish I could be here longer though.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||GSI!||
I had one of those guys as my GSI for a design course. Awesome.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||To prevent bias||
Division 1 and Division A. Everyone is a winner!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'm definitely getting a kick out of these announcers||
"Foster has been Australian for nothing this game"
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I hope||
I really hope that clip ends up on youtube. I want to listen to that again.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Darius Morris = Mario||
That was the greatest comparison I've ever heard. It was something like:
"you remember the game Mario where you start out small, then you get the mushroom and get bigger, then you get the star and you run wild over the turtles and everything? That's Darius Morris right now"
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I go with wunderground.||
I mean, it was founded by a Michigan PhD student/prof and IS headquartered in Ann Arbor.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Mullen may not leave||
So we'll see.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||BCS teams||
So we played 3 BCS teams, beat one of them, and faced an 11-1 team that didn't make the BCS. I think the only other team that faced that many upper level teams was Oregon State (Stanford, Oregon, TCU, and Boise State), and they ended 5-7.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Maybe.||
I'm very seriously considering it, but I haven't decided yet.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||What||
Why does the Academic All Big Ten thing say he's a sociology major but his mgoblue profile says he's in the college of engineering?
EDIT: NVM some mgocreeper umich directory stalking says he's in LSA as a sociology major.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Not a dilemma at all||
As a Bears fan, I suggest that you take this opportunity to root for the Bears. :)
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Not many.||
4 more than we have right now. The opening round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship game of the Big Ten Tourney. :)
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Yes, A Rod||
One Rod. Take your pick. Should one Rodriguez of your choice be punished for steroids?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Wait....||
What exactly did the SC player do? I wasn't paying total attention so it looked like he just pulled up and hit Meram. And then only got a yellow for it? What? Did I miss something?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||iirc||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Yup||
It just started streaming HDNet.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Sites to keep an eye on||
Not currently listed on any of them though.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Gmail filters||
He'll just filter anything with the subject line "Fire Rich Rod" or similar into one inbox and have someone else read them. He's a smart guy, I trust him to make a smart decision.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||This. This this this this.||
I have a couple of friends who have had bad experiences in Columbus. One was in Columbus and had a car with a Michigan bumpersticker on it, and his tires were slashed. And that wasn't even during football season. So watch out, seriously.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Only ones I don't see as possible||
Purdue over MSU and Minnesota over Iowa. I really doubt either of those could happen, barring incredible acts of god.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Awesome.||
That got me wondering what the worst TOM that any team with a winning record has had (in the past 10 years).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||To be fair...||
McGloin did very well in the first half against OSU. I think they said that he threw the first (and second) touchdown passes that Penn State has scored in Columbus during Joe Pa's time there. I believe they also said that, prior to McGloin scoring 2 TDs, a Joe Pa coached Penn State had never scored 2 TDs in Columbus.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Recievers haven't helped him||
Every game I've watched, the receivers have been straight up dropping balls that would be classified as a "3" on the UFR receiverchart. That said, I like Pennington when he can stay healthy and Chad has, unfortunately, made a number of mistakes too.
It's hard not to like Pennington though:
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Also the Barwis effect||
Due to the Barwis effect, our defense vs the Illini offense will probably win out more than the Illini defense vs our offense as time goes on.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hope he gets better soon.||
I hate seeing any player miss time with an injury.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I'm not saying the defense played amazing||
I'm just saying that if you just look and see 65 points, it looks much worse than it actually was.
And 45 points were accounted for in my stats, since they went for two after one of their drives.
Including OT would make no sense since there isn't any punting and you have really good starting field position.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||It's the yellow bird.||
The yellow bird is not like the bird seed in bowls.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||My picks||
Michigan -82.5 yards
Sooner than the end of the first quarter for Royster
Over 50.5 yards
Redd -15.5 yards
|4 years 30 weeks ago||ND-Navy||
Don't forget Navy running all over Notre Dame. That'll be awesome in TWIS too.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||This.||
Other than my undying love for Michigan, I think Michigan is a great choice (especially if we are assuming I came from the same high school, because it adds close to home).
Great football tradition
The Big House
Has sent a ton of players to the NFL
Great potential over the coming years
Get to play with the awesome people on Michigan's roster
I know you said to ignore it, but I can't make a different choice :)
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Wow.||
This diary was legitimately amazing. Kudos.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Stiff Arm Trophy updates tomorrow||
http://www.stiffarmtrophy.com/ is the best place to keep track of who is in consideration, as they know what a bunch of actual heisman voters are saying. It should update tomorrow or Friday probably with their new poll since the Iowa game.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||391||
|4 years 32 weeks ago||37-25 M||
Michigan 37 - Iowa 25
|4 years 33 weeks ago||4-1-6?||
Would we be considered as running a 4-1-6 here?
Also, I wonder why Kovacs was used as a deep safety with Floyd up closer instead of the other way around. I assume Floyd is faster than Kovacs, so I would think you would want your faster DB in a deeper zone here so you can cover any guys going vertical. Maybe not though.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||That sucks.||
I wish him the best, hopefully he gets well soon.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||nitpick||
Good job, but I just want to note that you have "Conversion %" listed as your chart title, but you don't actually have percentage below it. Multiply by 100 for the percentage.
Sorry, it was bugging me.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||WOW bad spot||
I liked how as the ref was running in from the sideline to make the spot and he clearly moved further downfield instead of running parallel to the lines.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||O/U||
Ted Bolser, total receiving yards: O/U 49.5
Ben Chappell Total TD Passes: O/U 2.5
Mike Cox O/U rushing yards: O/U 60 yards
Darius Willis + Michigan's leading tailback rusher, total rushing yards: O/U 160 yards.
Roy Roundree, total receiving yards: O/U 85.5
|4 years 34 weeks ago||51-21||
Michigan wins 51-21.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||That gave me an idea very similar to yours||
EDIT: or Charles Woofson
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Or instead...||
Instead you could actually make it Iris Macadogdog
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Girl dog||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Don't worry about Dantonio||
After they lose to Wisconsin and then to us, they'll go through their Sparty collapse and no one will be voting for Dantonio.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I heard some too.||
I was in section 30 row 36ish today and there was a kid 2 spots down from me that started booing when Tate came in. My favorite part was when he started yelling about how he hoped Tate threw an interception. Really? Even if you hate Tate, you put your hatred of him over your Michigan fandom?
So my friends and I just started cheering loudly any time Tate would do something well (in otherwords, often). We'd also start saying things loudly like "WOW, what a nice play by Tate" and stuff like that. I told my friend that I figured that Tate must have stolen the guy's girlfriend, because otherwise why would you hate him like that? Really?
He left the game really early, I think.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Betting.||
I was cheering for that, but that was because I picked Toledo to cover the spread against Purdue. That said, I wanted Purdue to come back and win, but by less than 11. Like what Penn State did.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The best QB stable in the country.||
I agree. Let's pause a moment and think about that. If someone had told us in 2008 that in 2010 we would have the best group of QBs in the country and that our starting QB and two backups all can run our offense quite well, I think all of us would have called them crazy.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||53-13||
Michigan wins 53-13.
Bowling Green's 13 comes from 2TDs on long passes where a safety went for a pick and missed it. Bowling Green misses one of their PATs.
Michigan scored 7 TDs. Kicked the PAT once and went for the 2pt conversion every other time and was successful 5 of the 6 times.
At least, that's how it played out when I played the video game a few minutes ago.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Related||
These are some (larger, but still tiny) U of M logos. While the one linked in the original post is a display, these are not, but rather carbon nanotube structures.