I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|1 day 10 hours ago||These games are stupid. There||
These games are stupid. There oughta be a law!
|1 day 10 hours ago||This seems to be one of those||
This seems to be one of those things where none of us has nearly as much information as Brian. Like:
I confess I have fairly low standards for internet message board discourse, so things didn't seem so bad to me, relative to, say, espn.com or whatever.
As for M-Wolverine, I was always of two minds about him (I assume). He made a lot of thoughtful, well-reasoned posts, but he also was incredibly argumentative and omnipresent, so you just couldn't get away from his point of view. I don't really see that as a bannable offense (having so little of a life that you could accumulate 41,000 MGoPoints), but then see points (1) and (2) above.
Finally, and maybe this is just rose-colored hindsight, but it did seem like things were better in the "old days," in that there was less name-calling and ad hominem and more vigorous disagreement about things like whether RR should be fired or not. It's kind of odd that all of this has happened over an apparently far less controversial issue (Borges) than over the whole RR era.
I kind of feel like MGoBlog is a victim of its own success and has to some degree regressed to the espn.com, MLive mean. If the MGoPurge is one step in dragging the blog away from that mean, count me in as supportive.
|1 week 4 days ago||Now I'm imagining Geddy||
Now I'm imagining Geddy freestyling lyrics to that song while playing bass, pedals, and synthesizers and making mulled cider with ground nutmeg. For the holidays, you know.
|1 week 4 days ago||Meh. Write it to all 12 parts||
Meh. Write it to all 12 parts of La Villa Strangiato and then we'll talk.
|1 week 4 days ago||I love it when Stauskas hits||
I love it when Stauskas hits the swag button right before launch.
|1 week 6 days ago||At least, I hope so...||
At least, I hope so...
|1 week 6 days ago||At least, I hope so...||
At least, I hope so...
|1 week 6 days ago||And me. I felt this way when||
And me. I felt this way when RR was fired and Hoke was hired. Then I perked up when it seemed like Hoke "got it" and started pooping gold and reeling in four and five stars and such. Now I'm back to that original feeling.
Switching between the Baylor/OSU (NTOSU) and UCLA/ASU games after whatever that was at Iowa made me realize we are playing 1995 offensive football and will be for the long term while everyone else is playing 2015 football.
Yeah, yeah, Alabama and Stanford (and even Wisconsin and *gulp* MSU). Maybe we'll get there. I still have some hope, and I don't have to pay for tickets b/c I have no money to pay for tickets. But still, I feel pretty much the way MDog and you said.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"El Demonio" is Spanish for||
"El Demonio" is Spanish for "I'm a big ungrateful fucking asshole who doesn't have any idea what I'm talking about and should probably never post on MGoBlog again or I'll make an even bigger fool of myself than I already have and also I suck."
Spanish is weird, man.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Polish hat FTW!||
Polish hat FTW!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree. And I spent a||
Totally agree. And I spent a humiliatingly long time trying to figure out how it could be photoshopped somehow to resemble the classic Iwo Jima photo before realizing I know nothing about photoshop.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I LOVE THIS FEATURE. Also,||
I LOVE THIS FEATURE.
Also, fuck and fire.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Henri, brave otter Lying on||
Henri, brave otter
Lying on your glist'ning back
Much like Fitz in rain
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think it's "howls" with the||
I think it's "howls" with the Ozzie accent, but + a million for the pull.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Ooh, ooh!The Space Coyote||
The Space Coyote (of Space)...
With the ellipsis.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa, my wise-ass numbers||
Whoa, my wise-ass numbers were pretty close.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||How awesome would it be if||
How awesome would it be if (1) Space Coyote were our OC next year and (2) he went by "Space Coyote?" That would be bad ass.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan 92 Michigan's RPI||
Michigan's RPI -55
|4 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It seems like this particular||
It seems like this particular story never got much play because it didn't make it into 3 and Out, either because Bacon didn't want to include it or because it happened or he heard about it after press time. I think probably the latter.
And to be clear, I'm not even sure it was Bacon whom I heard this from (though I think it was--in one of those long posts on MGoBlog where he answered readers' questions).
But in any event, it would only explain some of the collapse, not (1) excuse anyone for the collapse, nor (2) make the decision to fire RR any less defensible. I only ask because I think it is fair to accurately portray a Michigan football coach's demise, and not to after the fact argue that an additional bit of ammunition in support of his ouster was that "his team quit on him."
Finally, to totally fucking belabor this point, I guess what I am saying is that it seems like there's just as much (or little) evidence for the "players quit on him" narrative (in the form of players' saying "yeah, we quit on the guy") as there is for the "the players were demoralized" narrative. You discount that narrative because of lack of evidence, but I could just as easily discount the "players quit on him" narrative for lack of evidence, right? That's what I was asking Brian about.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||As I said, I don't totally||
As I said, I don't totally agree with Mat's position. On the other hand, one could imagine a goal of loading up in 2011 (which some recruitniks will probably disavow me of), which would have softened the blow of 2010. In other words, had he not been fired, one would think he would have taken a big 2011 OL class to make up for 2009 and especially 2010. The fact that he didn't have that opportunity is not really his fault--coaching transitions mess things up, after all.
But yes, I think we would all agree that 2010 was a disaster. How much of that disaster was due to the coaching transition (i.e., some of the 2010 attrition was likely due to the transition, as was true of the exits of Arrington, Mallett, Manningham, Clemons, etc. in the Lloyd-to-RR transition) and how much was straight whiffing on RR's part is up for debate.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Oh God none of this matters||
Oh God none of this matters and I hate myself for asking this, but how much of Gatorgeddon do you think was open rebellion (doesn't really seem like Denard or RVB or Molk) and how much was deflation due to certain knowledge that RR was gone no matter the outcome?
I ask because there was something between a rumor and a Bacon-verified fact going around that Brandon told seniors in exit interviews that RR was gone (EDIT: prior to the bowl game, which, if true, is pretty inexcusable on DB's part and bothers me WAY more than Skywritinggate or Noodlegate or Cushiongate or any other gate). Any further substantiation of that on your end?
On the one hand, it doesn't really make sense b/c then you figure DB would have just fired RR after OSU; on the other hand, maybe just prior to the Gator Bowl he discovered that Harbaugh wasn't walking through the door but Hoke was willing to crawl on his knees on broken crack vials to coach.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I was as ALL IN for Rodriguez||
I was as ALL IN for Rodriguez as anyone, but I feel like I only 50-70% agree with you. I agree about 2008 and 2009, and perhaps he thought he could essentially take a year off of OL recruiting in 2010 and then 2011 is more on the transition than RR, but it seems like you should never take most of an OL year off. Yes, Pace and Miller, but it seems like what we are learning is that OL is kind of a crapshoot so it's probably best to take, what, 3-5 (?) every year to hedge your bets.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Let's play a totally forced coaching comparison game||
Frieder == Moeller (successful but spectacular flameout)
Fisher == Lloyd (1 NC, other successes, and then a slow decline (2006 football notwithstanding). Of course, the lack of control Fisher had over Ed Martin has no parallel with Lloyd, who was as clean as it is possible to be, it seems)
Ellerbe == Rodriguez (FAILFAILFAILFAIL)
Amaker == Hoke (Great guys, run clean programs, good recruiters)
Beilein == ... Bo?
THE CYCLE REPEATS!!!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think the common||
I think the common denominator for OSU under Tressel and Meyer is winning. Honest question--how did those John Cooper pressers go?
To use the Michigan example, Rodriguez could not have handled press conferences more differently than Hoke, and yet he was blasted on this here blog and probably other places for it. Common denominator? Losing.
So, when winning, Hoke's folksiness is comforting and confidence-inspiring. When losing, it's evasive and evidence of a none-too-bright intellect.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Man, Brian took the MSU loss||
Man, Brian took the MSU loss hard.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Actually, all kidding aside,||
Actually, all kidding aside, this kind of data mining is pretty interesting. LSA, if you have any stomach for this at all, is it possible to verify that PSU 2010 was the watershed moment for RR in terms of people calling for his firing?
I ask b/c I noticed that PSU this year seems to have engendered the most rage and MSU seems to have engendered the most firing talk, at least relative to the overall rage-ness of the threads (see normalized values chart).
It would also be interesting to compare the fan rage, controlling for number of board posts or something, directed at RR vs. Hoke et al. Though perhaps that would be somewhat tainted by the increase in MGoBlog popularity, and therefore potential heterogeneity of the posters, over time. I guess you could use a direct standardization method. Are you perchance a formal demographer?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Is there any way Devin can be||
Is there any way Devin can be taught that running forward is never a bad thing on a passing play? Either gain yards or take a sack, who cares? It's the quadruple reverse woop woop woop plays that will be dooooom. I wouldn't mind playing a 5-8 punt game with State (as long as field position isn't destroyed by crazy running backwards sacks) but a -3 TO game is unwinnable for M.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I care so little about||
I care so little about improperly deployed idioms that I'm not going to hold a candle to correct you.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa, you're right. I stopped||
Whoa, you're right. I stopped watching right as M punted with 9 seconds left. It was shanked, of course, and MSU threw a pass down the right sideline. Leon Hall was flagged in a highly bullshitty way, as you remember, and then MSU (Dave Rayner) missed a 52-yard field goal into the wind with no time left on the clock.
That was some Skin of the Teeth Lloydball right there.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Something I had forgotten||
Something I had forgotten about Braylonfest but remembered after watching the comeback on mgovideo:
M got the ball back, tied 27 all, with one minute left and I believe one timeout, on their own 20, and just ran the clock out. So very Lloyd of Lloyd. I mean, Braylon had just spent the last five minutes going bananas and they didn't even take one shot at picking up some good yardage. It all worked out, of course, but man. That's some conservative ball coachin'.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, no kidding you're not a||
Wow, no kidding you're not a statistician. Geez, man, leave it to the professionals.
It clearly projects to
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Forgive the analogy but this||
Forgive the analogy but this reminds me of one of the dominant State teams of the early 2000s, where they had a pass-first PG and a bunch of wing players flying down the court dunking on everyone's faces.
I wonder if some of the minutes logjam will be solved by playing balls to the wall defense and then running running running in transition. We have a legit two-deep now so we can give max effort without worrying about gassing Zack Novak (hallowed be his name).
Holy pants. Brian seems to think GRIII will play the 4 most of the time (even though the coachs say otherwise), but his added muscle and experience and Irvin's length makes that less terrifying against the bullies of the B10 if that happens.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If I were coaching Stauskas I||
If I were coaching Stauskas I would drill him relentlessly on shot fakes and either putting the ball on the floor or taking one dribble and drawing a 3-shot personal foul (where his expected PPA would be 2.70 (assuming FT% = 90.0) instead of the 1.32 from his usual 3-point shots (assuming 3PT% = 44.0)). He is going to have people bugging out and flying at him this year and if he can't figure out a way to make teams pay for hard closeouts then that would be a huge opportunity wasted, IMO.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Did anyone else think the||
Did anyone else think the format of the story was distracting? I mean, I thought it was kind of interesting, but I felt like it made it hard to get in the flow.
Get off my lawn caveats apply, but sometimes when you've got a great story you just want to read it and not be distracted by the graphical hoo-haa and frippery and 23-skidoo.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||When I read this Everything||
When I read this
I was like eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
And then I noticed that Irvin wasn't even mentioned and I was like
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Totally agree, and not just||
Totally agree, and not just for the reasons you mentioned. If you squint your eyes and thought #21 was #20 and forgot that #20 was not a WR, you would think you were looking at Hart.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||McGary shooting a high||
McGary shooting a high percentage from 3?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. I was just trying to||
Agreed. I was just trying to pose the question in terms of ceilings. Is Hoke's ceiling 90% of Saban? 95%? 75%? Not sure what that translates into in terms of wins and B10/NCAA championships, but just as a way to think about what Hoke's ceiling is.
OTOH if M-Wolv is right and M aspires to be Stanford, then it seems like that's a pretty reasonable goal and Hoke could be the man for that job.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I agree that was a bit of a||
I agree that was a bit of a dopey way to ask the question. I would have asked it more this way:
"If M ultimately wants to be Alabama instead of OSU/Oregon/Baylor, and assuming recruiting continues the way it has been going, then in 3-5 years how close will M be to Alabama, given that (1) it seems like Hoke might not be as good as Saban and (2) Alabama under Saban will probably always at least meet if not exceed M in terms of recruiting?"
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Godwin's Law (RR Corollary)||
Godwin's Law (RR Corollary) FTW.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Correction: He's 5'8" but he||
Correction: He's 5'8" but he plays like he's 5'9".
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If you do will you adopt me||
If you do will you adopt me too so they can be my brothers?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Can't watch the game but I'm||
Can't watch the game but I'm looking forward to the UFR.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||GIFamy?||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for proper use of||
+1 for proper use of "nonplussed."
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Just between you and I, this||
Just between you and I, this is correct.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't really disagree with||
I don't really disagree with any of this. But the complaint from the "take the free yards, Al!!!" crowd is that no one is asking Devin to fit a skinny post into an NFL window. We are asking Borges to "TAKE THE FREE FUCKING YARDS, AL!!!"
Now checking into a TAKE THE FREE FUCKING YARDS play may be impossible because of our huddle proclivities. In which case I rescind my criticism of Borges and place it squarely on Hoke.
To me, that's what it comes down to. Either Borges sucks or he is being hamstrung by Hoke, or worst of all, maybe both.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||we don't get out of the||
And here, along with the spread punt issue, is where I think we have to be extremely critical of Hoke. Hoke mostly but not entirely alles.
My assumption (and coaches help me out here) is that the reason to huddle is that the QB can explain a more complicated play or formation. Actually, let me stop there. What is the reason to huddle? My assumption was what I said but now I'm not sure.
Anyway, if the reason to huddle is that you get to run more complicated formations and shifts and motion and such, then there has to be some evidence that those complicated formations and shifts and motions are actually doing something to the defense. My untrained eye says that at least PSU said later for that noise and just assumed we were going to run when we were in tackle over and pass when we were in shotgun.
So then I say, if your coach won't go no-huddle, making checks out of bad plays easier, then you are bringing a knife to a gunfight. If this were the pros, that would get you either fired or a stern talking-to from the owner. I'm glad that it is not the pros, but I do wonder what it will take to drag Hoke out of the 1970s.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I am of course not expecting||
I am of course not expecting that Borges will collapse in a puddle of mea culpas, but how dumb does he think we are?
I wish he were trolling us but sadly I don't think he is.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I totally missed references||
I totally missed references to The Smiths (I was 15 when the first Smiths record came out, so wheelhouse like whoah).
But I also totally did not miss references to The Smiths.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It feels more like 2007 to||
It feels more like 2007 to me. RR has always started slow and then there was the Sherithreet factor, so I didn't expect much. And not much is what we got.
But 2007 had Henne/Hart/Long/Manningham/Arrington and we ran zone left a zillion times. If we get to some shitty bowl and the handcuffs come off the offense I'll scream.
That 2008 Cap-One bowl offense would actually be perfect here, with Gallon roughly in the Manningham role and Funchess in the Arrington role. And that's not even taking into account Devin's legs.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Replied to lock in MU. / dick||
Replied to lock in MU.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The thing is, the whole point||
The thing is, the whole point of a constraint play is not to base your offense around it but to make the D line up so you can run what you really want to run. So if we threw one, ONE bubble screen or zip screen or jet screen or whatever the fuck Borges wants to call it, then it's quite likely we'd never have to run it again in a game because the D would be forced to bacdafucup.
Or maybe we'd have to run it twice, fine. But we're not talking about shelving the whole offense and becoming Krazy Mike Leach's Slingapalooza or something.
Finally, imagine what would have happened if we had run a bubble to Funchess in that last TV-shot picture and ended the game on a 25-yard TD pass. The PSU boards would be aflame with how idiotic that defense was, giving up an obvious 10 if not 25 yards.
There is indeed a fine line between clever and stupid.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The only use for it I can see||
The only use for it I can see is if you get in a rubber dogshit fight, which is now my more PC term for "cripple fight."
|7 weeks 5 days ago||lolwutpear.jpg||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Did anyone else think of this||
Did anyone else think of this while reading this post?
Borges == Denethor
Fitz == Faramir
M fans == Pippin
|7 weeks 5 days ago||So that means we couldn't||
So that means we couldn't possibly lose?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The sad part of all of this||
The sad part of all of this to me is that M has the players to play a version of what Hoke ultimately wants--ball control offense that doesn't turn it over and keeps the defense fresh. One way to do that is an Alabama-style punishing running attack with enough PA to keep the LBs honest. But it's not the only way.
Put Devin in the shotgun/pistol, run enough QB isos, zone reads, quick screens, counter tosses, passes in the flat to Dileo/Norfleet, and then run PA off of the shotgun/pistol to go over the top to Funchess et al.
I don't really understand the a priori argument for downhill running from under center unless the coaches believe it's the best way to control the clock and keep the defense fresh. But it clearly is not. So while I don't think a valid argument would be to ask Hoke/Borges to scrap the basic goal of the offense and try to become Oregon, I do think it's valid to expect them to achieve it a different way.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I have always maintained that||
I have always maintained that the spittle-flecked RR haters are, on average, WAY more unhinged than the spittle-flecked RR supporters ever were, and here is an excellent case in point.
How on earth did you miss the very next, very critical of RR sentence?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe it's a double reverse||
Maybe it's a double reverse switcheroo and he actually plans on returning all of the punts for TDs?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Lewan donkeys his man if||
Lewan donkeys his man if donkeys were made of bits of cloth and stuffing. TL hates rag dolls also, apparently.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't we decide in another||
Didn't we decide in another thread that if a pass behind the LOS he could receive a pass as long as he's not covered up on the line? So even if he stayed 77 he could catch a pass behind the LOS as long as he's eligible and w/out reporting?
Sending up the Space Coyote signal...
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sending out the ACL signal to||
Sending out the ACL signal to all MGoOrthopedicSurgeons and kindred professions:
Should we assume that there is no or at least a trivial elevated risk to JMFR to playing this early? I mean, like, if he's healed he's HEALED? I ask because I know nothing about this kind of rehab. I don't want a Gronk-like relapse fergodsakes, so can you all make me feel good about his coming back this weekend?
Questions of his effectiveness are secondary but still concerning of course. But we have Beyer and Gordon for that.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Beat The University of Ohio||
Beat The University of Ohio State University of Ohio.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||How do you know when people||
How do you know when people who disagree with you are SHEEP and when they are just a collection of unrelated individuals who have come to the same independently-arrived at decision that you're a twat?
I'm not saying you're wrong; I'm just curious about how you reached the conclusion you reached instead of the alternative.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That Rogue Wave song is||
That Rogue Wave song is pretty good. I like the Shins too. It's also the second-best video to depict nerds fighting in armor in a forest.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Neg'd for subtle stellar||
Neg'd for subtle stellar racist homophobia.
Pos'd for everything else.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This is like a "How to Play||
This is like a "How to Play the Big" fundamentals film. Keep the ball high on post entries and rebounds? Check. Drop step to reverse layup? Check. Triple threat position on the perimeter? Check.
I shall call him "Less Athletic but More Fundamentally Sound at His Age Mitch McGary."
I suck at making up nicknames, though, so maybe we should just pencil that one in until something better comes along.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Zack Novak, Stu Douglass,||
Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, GRIII, Mitch McGary, Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht, and to a lesser extent Andrew Dakich and Sean Lonergan do not approve this message.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nebraska must be psyched that||
Nebraska must be psyched that they're playing two games in a row against SDSU.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Good catch. He goes in the ?||
Good catch. He goes in the ? at the 4 spot. I thought he was a JR but he's a RS SO.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Obligatory 2015 depth chart||
Obligatory 2015 depth chart musings:
* NBA flight risks by then, I realize.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The cutoff title of your post||
The cutoff title of your post made me giggle, in case you were wondering.
I've been married for over 20 years, so you and me both, brother.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'm happy for Darius, of||
I'm happy for Darius, of course.
But I'm also sad for Darius.
The 76ers will rival their own record for worst record in basketball. Fortunately for them, the Suns, Bobcats, Kings, Pelicans, Celtics, and Jazz (sorry, Trey) are extant.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||God, you're such a RR||
God, you're such a RR apologist. Using facts and logic and the unyielding chronological order of time and all. Why can't you just admit that losing to Sparty made me feel bad at my job because my coworkers made fun of me and so that proves that RR was a terrible hire?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's TAY-lor.||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||There is a 100% chance that||
There is a 100% chance that there is a black metal band in Scandinavia with the name that either is or translates to "hell people."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||And Nick Perry, yes?||
And Nick Perry, yes?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Stauskas looks swoll! /||
Stauskas looks swoll!
LeVert is no longer two-dimensional!
/ That thread about that recruit who looked young to some posters.
Any chance we can get a height/weight change report about the hoops team?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Serious, non-snarky or||
Serious, non-snarky or hiveminded question: how do you know when you're seeing a hivemind of unoriginal slavish thinkers and when you're just seeing a bunch of people who, after consideration and deliberation, have reached the same conclusion that is not the one you reached?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm wracking my brains as to||
I'm wracking my brains as to why you're not scoring more with the ladies.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Holy shit, a thread with Elno||
Holy shit, a thread with Elno Lewis, dex, AND Other Chris? This is absolutely fantastic. I'm so happy right now.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I don't pretend to know the||
I don't pretend to know the answer to this, but if the problem with the gameplan is not that it consists of ill-conceived plays per se (like quadruple reverse halfback passes from your own goal line) or THE SAME GODDAMN PLAY ALL THE TIME COUGH COUGH DEBORD COUGH COUGH but rather (1) seemingly sensible plays that (2) the players have trouble executing, then maybe the gameplan should be whittled down to feature mostly plays that the players can execute.
Por ejemplo: if we're staring 2nd and 12 in the face repeatedly because our interior line can't block the perfectly sensible playcalls, then maybe we shouldn't do that as much. Same with Funchess. I know he SHOULD be able to make the appropriate blocks, but if he can't maybe we shouldn't ask him to.
As I said, I dunno. I don't think Borges calls weird plays that have no chance of working, but it seems like he calls a lot of plays on first down that for whatever reason wind up with LBs in Fitz's face half the time. That would be my only (highly ignorant of actual football) critique.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||We're at 149. Come on,||
We're at 149. Come on, people!!!
This should get things going:
Rich Rodriguez was the finest coach ever to have trod the hallowed turf of Michigan Stadium.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||To me it begins and ends with||
To me it begins and ends with this thread:
I always wind up laughing until the tears come when I read this one. Also, remember when Chitown was BOTH a cantankerous old cuss AND had a hilarious and self-deprecating sense of humor?
Where have you gone, Chitownblue2 /
MGoBlog turns its lonely eyes to you /
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I think that era has come and||
I think that era has come and gone, man. With the exception of some Srs. Baby Seal Us, if you don't block people they will tackle you for losses. Our execution blows right now, not our personnel. Or at least,
(Proper technique - Not proper technique) >>>> (Future talent - Current talent)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||If Rodriguez had not sucked||
If Rodriguez had not sucked so badly at the picking of the defensive coaches and the recruiting of the defensive players and the being of the Michigan Man, then he would have been a great coach for UM. Unfortunately...
But back to the issue at hand. I think it's clear that we are still in transition. Miller was Molk Lite. Toussaint is Not Derrick Green. Gallon is Not Campbell or Harris. Gardner is Not, well, frankly, RS JR Shane Morris after that ouch-y back thing gets diagnosed, amirite?
So there are still some square pegs. I maintained with RR that college coaches need 4-5 years before you can rightfully fire them (net of Bobby Petrino-like gaffes) and I maintain that with Borges. But it's clear that Borges does not believe in or know how to run an offense with base and constraint plays. He just has a big ol' bag o' plays, some of which he re-runs when they hit and others... not.
I will say that the fact that we barely run anything but inside zone out of the pistol is pretty damning. My understanding of the Borges offense was that it was a set of plays that are run out of a million sets, so everything is the same to the offense but dizzying to the defense. I honestly don't understand what his philosophy or our identity is now, except "run some stuff and when it works it's awesome and when it doesn't it's UConn."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Pellini Grimsrud: Where is||
Pellini Grimsrud: Where is pancakes house?
Frazier Showalter: What?
Pellini Grimsrud: We stop at pancakes house.
Frazier Showalter: ...what're you nuts? We had pancakes for breakfast. Gotta go to a place I can get a shot and a beer, steak, maybe, not more fuckin' pancakes, c'mon.
[Pellini stares at Frazier]
Frazier Showalter: Oh, come on, man! Okay, here's an idea; we can stop outside of Brainerd, I know a place there we can get laid. Whaddya think?
Pellini Grimsrud: I'm fucking hungry now, you know!
Frazier Showalter: Yeah yeah Jesus, I'm sayin' - we can... stop, get pancakes and then we'll get laid, alright?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I feel like the rhetoric and||
I feel like the rhetoric and playcalling from Mattison has changed over the years from much more aggressive and multiple to much more "inside and in front" and vanilla. Any thoughts on this? Since you asked, I have three (non-mutually exclusive):
Thus far the strategy has worked against a horrible team when the offense is playing well and a good team (ND, probably, right?) when the offense is playing well, and has looked problematic against a horrible team when the offense is not playing well.
I wonder if the Akron experience will lead Matiison to rev things up a bit as a hedge against future anemic offensive performances, or whether he will wait until the return of Ryan.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think you and I agree--I||
I think you and I agree--I was reacting to the Mathlete's comment (my emphasis) that
I guess I interpreted that to mean "this style of offense more than another style," which may not have been his intent.
And then I was noting that during the RR tenure many posters dismissed the spread on the grounds that it didn't score a bajillion points against really good defenses, which always made me want to cry for the future of our country and logic.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The prime example is||
Mathlete, I know you threw in the sample size caveat, but there's another issue--good defenses cause problems for all offenses, don't they? This is what drove me figuratively insane during the RR years--people kept saying "sure, the spread puts up a lot of points on crappy defenses but then it can't score against elite defenses."
BUT THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ELITE DEFENSES THEY'RE HARD TO SCORE AGAINST!!!!1!!1
Ahem. I'm not suggesting you made that argument, but I would like to see if you can dip into your bag of data and figure out whether, ceteris paribus, spread offenses do worse against elite defenses than non-spread offenses.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It probably doesn't matter||
It probably doesn't matter much one way or another in terms of doing better the next time, but I roll my eyes so hard they almost fall into my brain pan when I hear coaches take 100% of the blame for shitty performances. I mean, cumong, man.
I prefer honesty and not treating fans like they're slavering 7 year olds who don't understand anything about anything. I know there is difference of opinion from reasonable people on this, though, and I also don't see any reason to call out individual players.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||For all the people who say||
For all the people who say they don't like pro basketball, I urge you to read all of Zach Lowe's columns and then give it another try. He is a fantastic analyst, IMO. Or you could continue to love college basketball and read Drew Sharp.
BOOM FALSE DICHOTOMY'D
|11 weeks 5 days ago||In before dele--||
In before dele--
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think he was being what do||
I think he was being what do you call it oh yeah ironical. Brian was expressing angst that, although he would like to believe that past events (awesome Devin vs. ND) predict future events, they in fact did not in this case (horrible Devin vs. Akron).
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It's obviously a silly,||
It's obviously a silly, purely academic exercise, but what I mean is that the game remained close on the basis of a number of plays that I don't think would all go against M very frequently in repeated trials--the horrible interceptions and fumble, and two long passes Akron completed near the end.
I have no doubt that in repeated trials the mean of the distribution wouldn't be nearly as comfortable as we'd like, given the lacklusterness of M's play and the general, historical horribleness of Akron. But, as others have said, M basically gave away 13 to 21 points. Now, you could argue that the tipped Countess interception and the escorting of Jehu to the end zone and the complete lack of tackling on Funchess's TD balanced that out to some degree.
But in terms of highly repeatable issues, I would predict that the mean of this imaginary repeated trials game would be something like 38-17 M. Not an epic blowout, suggesting all of the things Lewan was pissed about, but not a nail-biter either.
Again, silly hypothetical exercise caveats apply.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I still maintain that this||
I still maintain that this was a very high variance game, like three or four standard deviations from the mean high variance. By that I mean that a number of unlikely events trended toward Akron and away from UM, leading to a much closer game than it might have been.
Another way to say it: if you re-ran that same game with the identical play calls on both sides 100 times, there would be a distribution of final scores. I bet 28-24 UM (or worse) occurs in maybe 5% of those trials.
So while that game did suuuuuuck to watch as a fan, I'm not ready to PANIC!!! quite yet.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||+1 Insightful. Woud read||
+1 Insightful. Woud read again.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||So the Ojemudia thingy was a||
So the Ojemudia thingy was a run stunt? Is that a thing, MGoCoaches? If so, why would Mattison want to do that--that is, have Ojemudia stunt and then have Ross flow to the outside?
I guess it's not unlike the scrape exchange way to handle the read option, but I don't see why you wouldn't want the LB to fill the gap that the DE filled and leave the DE to contain the edge, rather than vice versa.
Still, it worked. All Hail Swag Mattison!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone who crapped on Ace for||
Anyone who crapped on Ace for making the Louis Nix video owes him (Ace) an apology.
MGoNomenclature question: can an FBS opponent be a baby seal, or just awful FCS ones?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Nice. See @ 0:56||
Nice. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbMe-aTY1A @ 0:56 (embed not working for some reason).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, that did it. Also, great||
Yep, that did it. Also, great stuff as usual. Should have mentioned that pre-wise ass.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||UAB gets the first ever||
If they cut it to 29, wouldn't they need four touchdowns and one two-point conversion?
In your defense, they don't call you the Arithmeticlete.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I don't see the problem with||
I don't see the problem with players' switching numbers mid-career since numbers are irrelevant because no one makes any money off of selling jerseys with famous players' numbers anyway.
Srsly, though, I guess I don't see the problem with, say, Gallon's switching from 10 to 21 for a season. It's not like I won't love him any less as a M football player in five years because of it. And if he makes money in league he'll make it regardless of number and he'll have a chance to burnish his rep there.
I guess one could argue that we are limiting the potential for new Legends numbers to be made. Like, assuming Peppers wanted #2 (which I understand he does not), and assuming he wins 2 or 3 Heismans, the Legends #2 won't be his or just his. I'm not sure that matters all that much, but it is something, I think.
Overall, I kind of like the Legends numbers, and I even like the patches. I'm for the idea of not handing them out willy-nilly, but I generally like the addition to M culture.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That quote was taken out of||
That quote was taken out of context. Here is the actual exchange (brackets denote excised text).
Reporter: would you say the players GERG coached at Michigan were squares?
Brown: [No,] they had really bad players. [Like "baaaad" as in "cool." Does anyone else here speak 1970s blaxploitation film dialogue?]
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, the one at 0:50. What||
Yes, the one at 0:50. What the happy heck was the theory behind that play?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||EPIIIIIC BEEEEILEEEIN||
EPIIIIIC BEEEEILEEEIN POIIIIINT!!!!!!!!
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||Agreed. Surprised to hear Ace||
Agreed. Surprised to hear Ace say the Funchess PI was less questionable. I thought Gallon was clearly shoved when the ball was in the air == easy call. Funchess was clearly held, but I dunno about PI .
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Clear winner of the If You||
Clear winner of the If You Get This You're a Serious MGoBlog Addict Award for Achievement in the Field of Excellence.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||One other too-obsessive||
One other too-obsessive question: in the graph of the play, it looks like Reynolds might have wanted to turn his shoulders to the outside (what we used to call a flag route when I was but a lad in the sandlots). But he either doesn't or sees that Gardner is leading him to the inside. So,
By error I just mean that if the ball had been thrown to the outside and that's where JR was expecting it, he wouldn't have had to fight the safety so much.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||The 77 jersey is pretty damn||
The 77 jersey is pretty damn iconic already. Which is the problem with these things--they fool with players' brands. Which doesn't matter, of course, because no one makes any money off of the players' brands or likenesses, but still.
For real, it seems like it should go to the same or at least a similar position group, so I say Fitz or Devin, assuming it's copacetic with NCAA numbering rules.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I second mgobaran. If too||
I second mgobaran. If too much picture pages is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
Question for Seth or others who have played or coached WR: what would possess Jehu to take his route that deep? Was it just a mental error or was he reading something in the LBs or safeties that called for that response? It really made the play look ugly at the end, but a nice throw by Devin and great concentration by Joe saved it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Seems like that's the||
Seems like that's the Channing Stribling domino effect. So WOTS is that Thomas is slated for nickel, but they moved Countess inside for that and put Stribling at corner. If Stribling weren't blowing up then maybe Dymonte would have gotten more run at NB. But, perhaps Hollowell would have taken the CB slot if the coaches didn't have so much confidence in Stribling, so who knows. I bet Thomas will be worked in as the season goes along, since, as the punt block showed, he could be a terror coming off the edge.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||60% of the time, it rains 50%||
60% of the time, it rains 50% of the time.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Pah. Boo boos get Desmond||
Pah. Boo boos get Desmond Morgans, I say.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, English teachers are||
Yeah, English teachers are the worst. I think everyone should be a business man and no one should be an English teacher. What possible service to business could proper use of English contribute?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||That's Fig Thing Chickens to||
That's Fig Thing Chickens to you, Buddy.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||If you're referring to the||
If you're referring to the word "rediculous," I think you're not getting that these so-called misspellers are actually using the word correctly:
re-dic-u-lous: of or pertaining to something being diculous again. As in:
|14 weeks 2 days ago||You guys should turn all this||
You guys should turn all this content into a bricks and mortar season preview magazine.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I saw what you did there. But||
I saw what you did there. But I'd be all "NDNNO"!!!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The question is more where||
The question is more where they will play, rather than who is a swap for whom. If you look at clips from last year (maybe in the Safety preview? Too much content to remember...) you'll see that Kovacs was usually in or near the box and Gordon was usually... not.
So I think that Gordon is actually the replacement for Kovacs this year and Avery/Wilson will be the replacement for Gordon. I could be wrong about this, but I'm more concerned about Wilson (and later a dinged Avery) blowing deep assignments a la The Ole Ball Coach's Cavalcade of Four Verts in the USC (NTUSC) bowl game than I am about Avery getting trucked in the run game.
Unless I just know nothing and Gordon is slated to be what I always thought of as the FS and Avery is slated to be what I always thought of as the SS.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||How does one get into the Big||
How does one get into the Big House?
BOOM CARNEGIE HALL JOKE'D
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It is apparently out of||
It is apparently out of whack, but you are forgiven for that out of whackness for the reason you specified and also because who can concentrate when we are 27.25 hours from FOOOOOTBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLL?????
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you. I think they've||
Thank you. I think they've got a good case for entrapment.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It's obviously always hard to||
It's obviously always hard to predict how any player will develop and Wilson certainly has time to develop, but if this preview is accurate he's a bit of a disappointment thus far. I went back and read his recruiting profile, and it reads like this
So, hopefully the lightbulb will come on and Mattison and Mallory will figure out how to get him in the right spots to prevent dong punchingly long touchdowns.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||That advice would only make||
That advice would only make sense if we had fresh evidence that UConn is not good at football.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||If any picture pages cried||
If any picture pages cried out for a few "why dis so hard?"s, it was this one. Step up your game, Blue in Bry South Mac Bend.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Are you my sister? Because||
Are you my sister? Because her wedding was approximately 15 minutes after the end of that game. I spent the whole game in my rent-a-tux, sweating and cursing and vomiting (and then I turned on the game, hey-o!!!) and when it was over I collapsed in a heap in my hotel room.
But on the bright side, I never forget my sister's anniversary, nor how long she's been married. It's just
now - Dreisbach/Hayes = how long my sister has been married
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That's Febreze, people.||
That's Febreze, people.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||What do you think the ratio||
What do you think the ratio of Michigan football questions to Gisele Bundchen questions was? I'm guessing 1.019.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I just hope Miller likes to||
I just hope Miller likes to hit people really fucking hard.
Also, does anyone have a report on Kalis's beard? On a scale from 1 to Mealer, where does it fall?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I think you might be||
I think you might be describing MGoVideo. Throw a brotha a page view.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that Jon Horford is||
The fact that Jon Horford is apparently not on Twitter just makes me love him all the more.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like when we get||
I feel like when we get injured, we get INJURED. I mean, Woolfolk, Countess, Ryan, Wormley, and Bryant in past years and now Darboh.
The Michigan Difference?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||My flickering retinas support||
My flickering retinas support this message.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I don't really get the||
Yeah, I don't really get the HURR DURR URBZ LIKS PUZZLEZ TOSU IS LAME vibe to this thread.
Meyer is obviously doing quite well on the recruiting trail, as is Hoke. So what if they have different styles? If they both work, then what's the big deal.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||All your "the III" are belong||
All your "the III" are belong to us.
Prediction: until JMFR comes back, JRIII will lead the defense in "Holy Fucking Shit, Did You See That?" plays. Not that they will be spectacular a la the Woodson interception over Sparty, but that it will appear as though there are holes in the line and then JRIII will come shooting in out of nowhere.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||If I find out that recruiting||
If I find out that recruiting rankings have sullied the good name of college sports recruiting then I'm gonna stamp my feet and make a sound like a cartoon tea kettle.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Here's how I'm feeling: I||
Here's how I'm feeling:
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||I heard that it might happen||
I heard that it might happen or it might not happen. Either one.
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||Just an FYI for the board,||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Which one is Heiko? BOOM||
Which one is Heiko?
BOOM AVOIDED OBVIOUS FAT JOKE'D
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I believe you're thinking||
I believe you're thinking of:
"What has nine arms and can't spell?"
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Well, if you're basing your||
Well, if you're basing your dislike of heavier DEs on Brandon Graham's senior season, then yes, you may be the only one.
Just of curiosity, what did you not like about Graham's All Big Ten, led the nation in TFLs per game, first or second team All America year that led to his being selected in the top half of the first round of the NFL draft?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Photos of Tom Crean just pre-||
Photos of Tom Crean just pre- and just post-news of Blackmon's decommitment:
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Pssht... You want to impress||
Pssht... You want to impress a kid you promise he'll get to meet Janet, not Michael or Tito.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||My question is why a server||
My question is why a server would refuse to give a man as gigantic as TL what he ordered? If dude asked me for fried ferret with Mongolian yams, I'm making it happen.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Black quarterbacks like Geno||
Black quarterbacks like Geno Smith are all dual threat.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||lolwutpear.jpg||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I for one welcome our new||
I for one welcome our new nginx overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted MGoBog poster, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in East Lansing singles bars.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Obligatory post about||
Obligatory post about increasing the minimum number of points to make a post is obligatory.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Here's hoping that Shane's||
Here's hoping that Shane's accuracy issues are some function of (1) having an, er, substandard HS team and (2) the 7 on 7 and other camp premium on looking spectacular, with no PA game to set up downfield throws.
I'm just thinking that Gorgeous will be able to script some plays so that the D gets a heavy dose of Green and Harris, leading to some pretty hand-wavingly wide open WRs and TEs.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Which leads me to a question||
Which leads me to a question I have had since the beginning of the tenure of the previous HFC whose name I will not mention not because I hate him but because I don't mean for this post to turn into a referendum on that coach.
Namely, and this is not a rhetorical question, if your school is not in Texas, California, Louisiana, Ohio, or one or two other states, why does it matter if you win your "in-state" recruiting battle? Isn't the point to have the best class you can?
Let's assume that the top 5 players in MI will always be coveted by M, MSU, and probably a few other schools. Let's say that M gets 3 and MSU gets 2, but MSU gets a bunch of the 5-20 ranked kids while M pulls in Jabrill Peppers, George Campbell, Da'Shawn Hand, Damien Harris, and all the rest of the 5*. Couldn't one argue that MSU "won the battle for the state of MI?" But why is that relevant if you don't account for the overall strength of the class?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Sitting on the edge of my bed||
Sitting on the edge of my bed in my underwear, staring at the floor, silently cursing the unyielding recalcitrance of time, which despite my best efforts and solemn prayers will not shrink the period between now and 3:30 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2013. Stupid inexorability of time...
Also, there will be drinking.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know why you're||
I don't know why you're acting so naive, BiSB. There is well-known historical precedent for the dangers of cushions. Behold (esp. @ 1:22):
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Pssshhht. Beilein got 50||
Pssshhht. Beilein got 50 subs. THAT was crazy.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Nothin' more Savage than||
Nothin' more Savage than "does he have a twitter?"
Check that, nothin' more middle-aged parent of two than "does he have a twitter?"
|18 weeks 3 days ago||This comment was brought to||
This comment was brought to you fresh from the 1980s.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||That was my first thought,||
That was my first thought, too.
Then I read the explanation and my second thought was "who gets blown while doing gardening?"
I'm not all that intelligent.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just glad no one has gone||
I'm just glad no one has gone to the Perry/Rojo/Diggs joke well.
Dammit, El Jeffe!!!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||How did we get 50 comments in||
How did we get 50 comments in and I'm the first to comment that UVA has 2 top-10 recruits?
Where's Wahoo Wolverine when you need an explanation?...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||This is pretty much what I||
This is pretty much what I was getting at. Denard has his problems, no doubt, but when your numbers go like this
I tend to look to the coaching transition. Not that this was a bad thing. Hoke Uber Alles and all that, but Denard's 2011 and 2012 stats probably would have looked different but for the transition.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, it seems like Omameh||
Yeah, it seems like Omameh was one of the few true RR-to-Hoke casualties, along with Roundtree and Denard's passing efficiency. He was a second-level Te'o obliterator under RR but not much for pulling from day 1 to the end.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe it was because Bo was||
That was Woody who said that. I never heard Bo say that, but maybe he got it from Woody.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I feel like with Funchess,||
I feel like with Funchess, Butt, Bunting, Smith, Green, and Shallman, we'll be terrifying in the red zone in a couple of years. That's a lotta beef to keep track of for a defense.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||They saved a spot for||
They saved a spot for Crisler?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||If this happens I will||
If this happens I will literally shit my pants.
And by "literally shit my pants" I mean figuratively shit my pants and literally shart my pants.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Let's say that a certain LT||
Let's say that a certain LT for Michigan decided to ride his twosie out to NJ. And let's say that same LT happened to pick up a certain 5-star CB from NJ and ride back with him to Ann Arbor in time for the campus visit of a certain 5-star RB from LA.
Would that be a recruiting violation? Hypothetically, I mean?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||You obviously haven't met my||
You obviously haven't met my wife.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Although, and I admit I know||
Although, and I admit I know next to nothing about recruiting despite reading MGoBlog religiously, wouldn't camp offers for 2008 have come during the summer of 2007 (i.e., the summer before The Horror), given that Canteen and Watson are '14 kids? I.e., 2008 camp offers would have been pre-RR.
Indeed, the combination of Lloyd perhaps losing something off his recruiting fastball, RR being utterly tone deaf to Michigan tradition, and his failure on the defensive side of the ball (throw in Mallett, Manningham, Arrington, and Mr. Plow bolting), and I think you might have one o' them perfect storms for 2008 and 2009.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. I also think that||
Agreed. I also think that there are two kinds of ways of asking the same question:
I think a lot of times the "The coaches know what they are doing more than you, Random Internet Message Board Guy" Mafia think they are answering question 2 and so seem douchey and Kool-Aid-y if they are really answering question 1.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Especially at "the||
Especially at "the opening."
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I guess I'm more bullish on||
I guess I'm more bullish on THJ than some. For one thing, he won't be expected to save the franchise, so he'll have a little time to develop. For another, I'm not convinced his handle can't get much, much better in the coming few years. I don't think he'll ever be James Harden or Manu Ginobili, but he can improve dramatically if he doesn't have to do anything but work on his game.
Finally, I said this in a different thread, but SG is super weak in the NBA right now. As long as he plays well enough to get a second contract for a team looking to strengthen it SG position (and unless you're the Rockets, Heat, Warriors, Bucks, Clippers, or Nets, you need to strengthen your SG position), he should play 5-10 years at least with a nice little bank account to show for it before he returns to coach Michigan to its sixth and seventh NCAA championships did you see what I did there.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Illegal use of "outstanding"||
Illegal use of "outstanding" instead of "tremendous."
Five yards, repeat first down.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||That's a deep MGoBlog cut. I||
That's a deep MGoBlog cut. I feel like it post-dated the Haloscan transition, but not by much.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you. Not only that,||
Thank you. Not only that, it's an asinine comment. 2-guard is like the thinnest position in the NBA right now. You have, in some order
And that's about it. So I think THJ will do just fine for himself. I don't see him turning into any of those guys (except maybe Johnson), but he'll have a long career being an aboverage 2, which is not a high hurdle in the league right now.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Hell people,||
Hell people, Ohioans.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I have it on good authority||
I have it on good authority that Shaq is way hung.
J/k but not really. Srsly.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||With the media spotlight of a||
With the media spotlight of a thousand suns on the Melodrama* and the Nightamar'e*, THJ might actually get some breathing room to develop, and not have to feel like he's the savior of the franchise.
* Yeah, I said it.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I like the move for the||
I like the move for the Jazz--their 3 point guards are a combined nine million years old.
I also don't mind the pick for Trey. Deron Williams parlayed some years in SLC to a nice contract with the Nets. And not that I would be worried about this with Trey, but he certainly won't be distracted by the vibrant night life. At least after 8:30 p.m., that is.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||We would have also||
We would have also accepted
"Meyers gonna Mey"
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Fuzzy Zoeller and Sergio||
Fuzzy Zoeller and Sergio Garcia approve this message.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||On that subject, ham with no||
On that subject, ham with no rye or mustard, BiSB? Oh, are we eating egg salad on cinnamon raisin bread now too???
|24 weeks 5 days ago||The Rihanna v. Kim Kardashian||
The Rihanna v. Kim Kardashian exchange was awesome.
Jalen Rose is a national treasure.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I thought it was hilarious,||
I thought it was hilarious, though I agree it does show how unfit RR was for Michigan. I personally don't think that fact reflects 100% well on Michigan, but I get that there are reasonable differences of opinion on this.
Two other things: I'm really surprised they were allowed to use tobacco. Not appalled, just surprised. Second, David Lockwood (@1:56) is a serious badass.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes cliches are the best ches|
|25 weeks 1 day ago||So you've alread read the||
So you've alread read the book and know the entirety of his argument, then? You are quite the soothsayer.
Plus, should one only be allowed to criticize something if one pledges to make no money off of that criticism? Seems like that would remove all incentives for social criticism, which probably wouldn't be good for anyone.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I was in Palo Alto maybe 10||
I was in Palo Alto maybe 10 years ago for a friend's wedding and before the ceremony we toured the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Stanford campus. I was in some kind of administration building that looked like a Spanish Versailles when a comely young lass approached me and asked if I knew where the restroom was. I had just visited said loo, and so I was prepared to say "down that hallway on the left."
But when I realized it was Natalie Portman I instead said "schloaksdjfberflaffenhaffenfarvergnugen," wet myself (hard to do when you've just gone to the restroom) and ran away simultaneously giggling and sobbing.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Man I wish I wasn't in my||
Man I wish I wasn't in my early-mid-40s right about now.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just here to see if WiLA2||
I'm just here to see if WiLA2 is going to re-re-re-explain to Don what Brian meant.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||The extra "e" is for extra||
The extra "e" is for extra excellent!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||If I were a mod I wouldn't||
If I were a mod I wouldn't send you Bolivian but force you to change your handle and avatar. You don't deserve either.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||That is probably the most||
That is probably the most powerful wank fuel for the most narrowly-defined nerd demographic that I have ever seen.
I don't know whether I'm deliriously happy or catatonically depressed that this exists in the world. It's definitely one or the other, though, no middle ground there.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||the USE OF A HOSE WAS AN||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I think Vrabel's hole debacle||
I think Vrabel's hole debacle is what the Gold Bond was for.