this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|1 week 3 days ago||How many people have truly "cut the cord"?||
Almost every single person I know who chooses this route has someone else's Comcast password for ESPN3.
That's not cutting the cord, that's just stealing cable. Which, fine (I'm in no way making this a moral argument about Comcast who can DIAF), but one has to recognize the stories of the cable model's imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.
|1 week 5 days ago||Another 50 years||
and Dempsey would always be the dick taking the shot every time in Zardes' same spot.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
This tournament is when I have officially turned on Jozy, always been a defender up until now. Which is somewhat ironic because I think he actually is injured. But these other guys just look better than even a healthy Jozy has looked (though he's had a couple solid finishes for Toronto).
I think his window is probably gone as anything other than the Wondolowski-role - start in meaningless games, be one of like 3 options (Boyd? Morris? Wood?) to come on late in a competitive game.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
After the AJ's goal during the start of the water stoppage, Bedoya just came over and yelled at him. AJ was still in happy celebration mode, i don't think he enjoyed that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Worst defending ever?||
Come on, do you remember like 4-6 years ago when left back was a mobius strip of Bornstein/Boca/Castillo/latest MLS flavor of the month because they were all terrible, whoever wasn't playing was always a better choice.
|1 week 5 days ago||That wasn't the perfect response||
and the guy didn't miss the point. He/she was responding to a post that said "how will recruits react when they read that article."
You know how many recruits are reading articles about, and making choices about their school based on, the respective apparel deals of Michigan and MSU? This matters basically not at all for recruiting, compared to winning on the field.
No one thinks Alabama is a great academic university. Everyone thinks Cal Berkeley is a great academic university. There's your data points for the weight top tier recruits give about the value of their degree.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||a god damn||
a god damn memo? Or is this the TBS version?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Any hint of the irony?||
Does the OP feel even a hint of the irony of pointing this out from a Michigan fan perspective?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So||
then he can rob from the poor to give to the poor, while keeping himself rich (that's if you assume altruistic intent with Detroit, which is...um, generous). I'd say that's reason enough to dislike him. And him being no worse than other rich guys who take advantage of the poor and naive isn't exactly a reason to cheer for someone, and is definitely a reason to cheer against someone.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Spoilers||
C'mon man, spoilers. It's not ruining my viewing, but you can't drop that in casually, even if it's not true.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That must really||
That must really have been a paint emergency.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Of course this cuts both ways||
Weather is the "negative" about Ann Arbor that is really subjective.
But then again "negatives" on other campus' are subjective too. Someone somewhere thinks Columbia is less of a dump than Ann Arbor.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
I'm really confused by where the offense is taken in this whole thing. The odds come out from a Vegas oddsmaker, someone posts a link here, and then if anyone else writes about them thereafter, they're ripping off this blog?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I will never understand the||
I will never understand the approach of trying to outwit the keeper. Or frankly even going upper 90.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That requejo penalty was||
That requejo penalty was literally one of the shittiest I've ever seen
|8 weeks 5 days ago||The Odyssey||
Now that was epic.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
Also, 600,000 people died
At best I'm calling that a wash.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
Platini (head of UEFA) voted for Qatar, and also voted to move the event to winter. He ain't no HE-RO
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The club comment was a perfectly reasonable post||
He's not degrading what they've accomplished, he's putting it in context for 95% of readers who don't know the levels of rowing. If I said Michigan basketball won 2 championships in 3 years and you ask "national championships?" and I respond, "No, conference championships." that just puts in context what you're talking about in terms of competition etc.
And when someone throws out UCLA basketball and tries to compare it to winning club championships, well then that definitely deserves some clarification.
Congrats to the rowing team.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Except that||
neither Liverpool nor Spurs care at all about a second tier continental tournament.
Europa spots are like NIT invites.
In fact those teams would probably rather NOT be in Europa just to not have to worry about another set of games (and it'd be better for the EPL's coefficient if a team like Southhampton were in it who would take it seriously, the league is gonna lose its fourth spot for the Champions League in a couple years).
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You realize||
that despite the media creation as an event, only two of those matches have any meaningful impact, right?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Well shit||
This deserves at least one +1, I enjoyed it.
But then, I'm old so...
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You're not understanding the post||
I specifically said ND "for the most part," and Indiana basketball (i.e. the sport with the round ball, not the oblong one).
And I said that Nike did NOT touch PSU and Bama. That's the WHOLE POINT. If you tell Nike to leave it alone, they will. But if you give them free reign, then you get Oregon unis and everything else.
Same would be true for Adidas, they may make a stupid bumble bee outfit but someone has to OK the team actually wearing it on the field.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's not the brand, it's the school||
What should be obvious by now is that it doesn't matter the brand, the school ultimately tells the brand whether they want to do dumb unis or stick with the classic. If you want dumb, Nike will do Oregon, Virginia Tech, MSU, etc., and Adidas will do Michigan, UCLA, Louisville. If you want to tell them to keep it classic, Nike will do Alabama, Penn State, etc. and Adidas will do ND (for the most part) and Wisconsin, Indiana (basketball), etc.
Those stupid Michigan outfits are on Brandon/the AD, as much as Adidas.
Now the tear-away jerseys, that's another story....
|12 weeks 2 days ago||To clarify||
This is one of the name submissions and accompanying rationale.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think the comment||
was needling by pointing out that spell-checker doesn't catch that because Abdominal is spelled correctly. It's just the wrong word.
It's a nit being picked.
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||And don't let||
the facts you want to ignore that prove he's a horrible human being get in the way of the facts you want to accentuate to support a guy who happens to be good at rushing the passer.
Just because Hardy has enough money to make sure she doesn't testify against him doesn't mean he's not a shitbag, it just means he's got some money.
Happily, now a lot less for this season.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I don't get why this is sarcasm||
The video is clearly sped up from live action.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||HBO Go live sports||
Is this where I can vent my frustration that HBO Go does not live stream fights (Matthysse/Provodnikov or any others)?
Cuz all these caveats to actual cord-cutting bullshit is really starting to piss me off.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||You still have it||
because you want to continue to be reminded that the next gracious humble USC fan you meet will be the first.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||You say||
"does not involve the numbers being worn"...
Morgan is still wearing the jersey. He may or may not have a patch when the season starts. Regardless, you're jumping to conclusions on what may or may not be the exact nature of the Legends concept based on a single practice from a new coaching staff. Maybe just wait (I know it's crazy to actually have patience) until there's legitimate information instead of trying to be FIRST to note something that you don't have a good factual basis for saying, just for some sort of BS "first to post" credibility you think it might give you.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Adidas working to our advantage||
If only all the top recruits were German, our Adidas contract would actually work to our advantage!!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Or||
Or 13 years that they've played basketball. But whatever, let's shit on kids who have an exceptional skill and choose to go to the undisputed best place to hone that skill for a professional career.
God forbid someone was a top talent at math and chose to go to M.I.T. to prepare for a paying job even if the professors were greasy slimeballs.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Right||
This idea that you stretch out someone's per minute production over a full game is skewed because no one plays 40 minutes. It would be much more meaningful to extrapolate over like 33-35 minutes, which even the most high-usage guys don't surpass.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Just so we're clear||
The fact that he was a 4-star is "meaningless" with respect to your statement that he was a 2-3 star?
So what you said was true...from a certain point of view.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||So you and EastGermanJudge||
You just compile a trove of new-ish Gifs, and then throw them in to a thread just to be first to post them, regardless of their relevance?
Because this one, like a lot of them, doesn't really make any sense as a response to the actual post, and that's far more often the case than an actual witty and relevant response to the post.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||C'mong mang||
C'mong mang, this isn't mlive, benefit of the doubt goes to sarcasm here.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||It's almost||
It's almost like it's arbitrary
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||I've made this point before||
but I don't know exactly why everyone thinks it's so obvious that football shouldn't do something to limit how quickly a team can run a play, as if that's antithetical to the game.
Think about inbounding a basketball, or serving in tennis, or pitching a baseball, or taking a free kick in soccer. In most sports there's a moment where the ref/ump gives the OK before allowing play, and that OK is largely based on whether the other team is "ready" so to speak.
Of course you could say "well the other team should be ready at all times." That's one approach to a game. A different approach is to say "both sides should be given the opportunity to line up with the best strategic move they can come up with and we'll let the one who does that better win that play."
It's not uncommon in almost every other sport, yet people think it's some communist proposal as a way to play football.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||You guys need to find your moral compass||
He's a guy who tried to do something most people didn't agree with about Michigan as a sports team. Minor ridicule, fine, but to hope someone never has a job, to wish him ill forever and ever...
He didn't shout gay epithets, he didn't chant a song about hanging blacks, he didn't sexually assault anyone. He didn't reinsert a brain-damaged football player into a game where people violently attack each other, or violate simple conditions as a result of driving drunk potentially endangering people's lives, but Glasgow gets a "man, i hope he learns from this and matures and can come back and help the team" and "at least it happened before the football season."
Ya'll are fucked up with your priorities, god forbid any of you suck at your jobs, but I'm sure you're all special snowflakes at work, and in life.
|20 weeks 10 hours ago||Oregon||
Oregon has TWO bills being discussed to drop DST (one implements it immediately, the other phases in).
Of course none of these bills in any state will go any where, no one really wants to trade whatever small benefit one might get from dropping DST for the pain of being the outlier of all of your surrounding states given how interstate life and economy are.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||A meme is not really a picture||
A meme is a "thing", a concept, whether it be a picture, a phrase, a sound bite, etc.
For example, "Epic Sax" is a meme. It could be represented by a full video, a gif, a picture, Les Miles, what have you.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||So you threw out||
So you threw out the guys that didn't fit the narrative, then chose one guy who took an enormous leap, and one guy who (yes he improved but) really didn't actually take the huge leap in his sophomore year that most people expected of a borderline 5 star?
That's not exactly a well-supported argument.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Right, that's the real argument||
The OP is setting up a false dichotomy. The actual coaching instruction in question is "when up 3, foul before the guy is shooting a 3."
Now of course you can still suffer a tie even if you do it correctly if the guy makes one FT, misses the second and they get a put back.
But it's a pretty stupid comment to say "look at these guys who failed to follow the instruction, what a flawed instruction."
|21 weeks 5 days ago||So as someone who doesn't follow this||
Johns Hopkins is in the B1G lacrosse league? That seems like a really significant "get" for the conference. Is this like hockey where there were a bunch of random conferences that were inevitably going to fade away? What's the draw for Hopkins to join a legitimate conference but with a bunch of mediocre teams? Or was it the other way around where teams love the chance to join the B1G?
|22 weeks 10 hours ago||The Brandon Minor touchdown||
against MSU. He caught a ball in the air and essentially kicked the pylon as he went out of bounds before he ever landed. While it wasn't exactly a pivotal play in a game we lost anyway, in an absolute sense it was one of the worst calls I've ever seen because it was just so clearly obviously starkly incorrect.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||You really should add a question mark||
to the end of the thread title. It's kind of misleading otherwise.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I'm quite surprised that people think of college||
as a place to be trained for your job. That is only really the point is a base sense. But there's so much more to life than the training you need for your job.
Without college I would likely not have the impetus to, for example, read Plato's Republic, or learn core physics principles, neither of which have any application in my job, both of which I consider valuable knowledge for making me a well-rounded person, someone who can make more educated decisions in life, about everything from the nutrition in the foods I eat, to vaccinating my child, to evaluating whether a tax levy for maintaining roads is something that is worthwhile for my community.
That also includes the social skills people pick up or refine in college: consideration when living in a group setting, responsible drinking habits, managing one's schedule, how to ask someone out on a date (and how not to), etc.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Or even leaving 3 days before signing day||
Even if the coach is recruiting right up until signing day, as long as he doesn't give the impression to the recruit that he's "not going anywhere" (and that includes by omitting to state that you have a job offer in hand), then i don't really have an issue as long as they leave before the LOIs are sent in. Heck, if i actually believed that Drayton's first whiff of the job offer was the day after NSD, I wouldn't begrudge him that. But we all know that's not the case.
MICH better be careful though, because if the program is successful, there are a lot of guys on staff who will be looking around each year given the seemingly upwardly mobile nature of the bulk of our coaches. I just hope we do things correctly if/when the NFL or other schools come calling for position coaches in the coming years.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||Low carb||
High everything else
(don't get me wrong, they look delicious, I know we're not here for a leafy green salad)
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Roman Abramovich||
|28 weeks 20 hours ago||Oregon runs plenty of mid-range and deep passing plays||
If all you watched was the NC game, they happened to be missing probably the fastest WR in college football in Devon Allen, and their Devin Funchess-esque TE Pharaoh Brown, two longer range targets.
Just to be clear, I would say they are a rushing spread first, but their offense is a pretty balanced attack.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Lolwut||
He put up 333 yards passing on 65% completion percentage, at a respectable 9.0 yds/pass with 40 rushing yards against a defense with a lot of NFL-caliber players, and his receivers flat dropped another 50 yards worth of passes, all while their O-line was being collapsed play after play.
Mariota is not the reason Oregon lost this game, the fact that their defense couldn't tackle Jones and Elliott is. He may not be a star in the NFL but to say he has little NFL potential based on that game is flawed
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Come on people||
It's a joke
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Catching the ball reliably||
Cough **Braylon Edwards #3 overall pick** cough.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||It's not illegal||
to stretch more than 20 hours a week. It's not illegal to take money in exchange for going to a particular school. It's not illegal to play a sport professionally before going to school.
The NCAA has a lot of rules that have nothing to do with the law. Whether or not it's good policy, the rule is the rule, the rule and the consequences are widely known, and the guy made a decision to risk it.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah brah||
Because getting laid is the end-all be-all of every person's life, right brah?
Grow the eff up or take your misogynistic bullshit to another site
|29 weeks 3 days ago||If true||
This is unfortunate for MICH and unfortunate for this website. To confidently report something like this (not even couched in caveats of "take it with a grain of salt") and be wrong really doesn't look good, especially when this site prides itself on not jumping the gun and wanting to be very certain rather than just take rumors at face value.
Whether or not this was an 11th hour change of heart, if it wasn't done, then don't report it and settle for not being one of the first to break the news. And if it was based solely on comments from a 2016 recruit then perhaps there should be more vetting. I'm sure many people come here (at least to the main page) precisely because they have confidence in the accuracy of the information. A certain amount of irony for a website with a recurring segment titled "unverified voracity" as a mocking dig at irresponsible journalism.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think||
the OP was intending it to be a guess at "this is what the staff will look like." I think it was supposed to be "these are all the options that are being talked about."
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, that's not Dwight??||
I read it and thought, "I've heard that before...oh yeah, Dwight Schrute."
Then I googled it, and see that Harbaugh said that specific quote, with the jackhammer bit. But did he plagiarize Ken Tremendous et al?
Dwight in 2007: "I never take vacations, I never get sick. And I don't celebrate any major holidays."
Harbaugh, sometime around 2010: "I don’t take vacations. I don’t get sick. I don’t observe major holidays. I'm a jackhammer.”
|30 weeks 4 days ago||No, seriously||
As i posted in another thread: after looking it up, because I assumed it was a Dwight quote when i first saw it, not having heard Harbaugh ever say that:
Dwight in 2007: "I never take vacations, I never get sick. And I don't celebrate any major holidays."
Harbaugh, sometime around 2010: "I don’t take vacations. I don’t get sick. I don’t observe major holidays. I’m a jackhammer.”
It's kind of funny that he ripped off a line from a guy who is a caricature of an overly-devoted non-self-aware employee
|30 weeks 5 days ago||This should be the front page video||
when the actual hire happens.
It will hopefully replace Peanut Butter Jelly Time as the iconic coach-hiring song of MGoBlog history, and I will no longer have to think about how poorly that turned out.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||The thing is||
this isn't an isolated incident, or the first time. It's already happened like 3 or 4 times that he's posted something stupid/plagiarized/fabricated purely to self promote. And every time half the posts are "give him a break, he's a kid learning how things work"
It's not about lambasting a kid, but at this point, he knows what he's doing, he's self aware, and he is INTENTIONALLY doing things like this to try to get ahead.
He hasn't learned about responsible journalism from the last several incidents, he's no longer a kid "just figuring things out."
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Inside sources||
At first blush, I read that and assumed the question was "are your inside sources candy canes?"
And it did not not make sense given where we are
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't know||
Sun Life Stadium sat a 100,000
|32 weeks 6 days ago||So many||
|33 weeks 19 hours ago||Oregon State is a terrible school||
Oregon State is one of the worst academic schools in the Pac 12. Wisconsin is one of the top 10 public schools in the country. While that's not conclusive, it's very believable, perhaps likely, that the academic standards are different.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Of course they do||
You can't mix whites with other colors in Mississippi.
|34 weeks 9 hours ago||Brandon and likelihood of getting Harbaugh||
Whether JH was more or less likely to take the job if DB was the Athletic Director is pure speculation and hypothetical. No one has been proven wrong on that one way or the other. It seems unlikely DB's presence would help, but we're all just making educated guesses.
So I don't think you can point to that and say "Look, the supposed insider was WRONG!!"
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Actually think Miles would be successful||
The stuff about Brian's stance is funny, because this coming week I guarantee we face a front page post, whether in a mail bag or UV or whatever, that reiterates all his hatreds for Miles. And I bet the tune of the board changes a bit.
I actually don't agree that Miles would be a bad hire in terms of on field success, getting the program turned in the right direction over the next 5 years has a ton of value for the subsequent hire, BUT I wouldn't want to hire Les anyway based simply on the fact he's a giant dickbag.
There are probably literally 20 people in HC or coordinator positions who could take MICH's talent and turn it in to a 9-win team next year. No idea if we'll actually hire one of them and obviously identifying those individuals is the real key, but things aren't as dire as "If not Harbaugh, then Miles, then nothing."
|34 weeks 4 days ago||So||
So if I'm reading correctly, if we miss on Miles, then we should hire Mack Brown.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||It's a noun||
Chode (or more commonly as I've seen it, "choad") is a noun, not an adjective.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Bingo||
You want the point where we lost the game (or lost the chance to the definitely win the game), it's right here. Up 1, yes there are three guys around him but Spike is right next to him, you at least try to make that pass, and in all likelihood it's either a completed pass and Spike is going to the line, or it's deflected out of bounds.
I assume Donnal just sort of froze in the moment, saying to himself "Just don't turn it over, just don't turn it over..." Which of course is right, but the next evolution as a successful college basketball player is "don't turn it over and get it to a good FT shooter, don't turn it over and get it to a good FT shooter..."
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I mean||
I mean, I guess it's not a separate thread, but
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Can someone explain to me||
why pumpkin ales are becoming ubiquitous?? It seems inexplicable that every brewery thinks this is a necessary part of their lineups these days.
I can only assume this is further penetration of the Pumpkin Spice Latte-ification of America.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I'm confused||
Why would you feel much better about the next games if we're playing teams that are no longer ranked and the games become must win?
SMU and Syracuse are however good they are, the ranking has no impact on the actual team you play on the floor so the game is no easier or harder now that they've lost. So wouldn't we all want them to win as many games as possible other than the game against us?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Only one other player is in the 40/20 club||
Or you could say Ronde Barber is the only one with 40 INTs and 25 Sacks, and Woodson is now 5 sacks away from that.
|36 weeks 20 hours ago||Odds don't necessarily equate to likelihood||
These odds don't necessarily mean that these are the most likely things to happen. Stoops and Gundy are the equivalent of a "public" team. People who don't know shit about the specifics of the coaching search will put money on those guys because they know the name, and the more money on them, the lower the odds from the casino so the casino doesn't take a bath if it does hit.
Point being, just because Stoops has the lowest odds, doesn't mean anyone anywhere actually thinks that's the most likely thing to happen.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||He||
He worked a very long time for ESPN which is where he "made" his name, and probably only moved within the last couple years.
Not saying someone should be disliked because they work for ESPN, but it's also the launching point for the shouting-contrarian-views-as-loud-as-possible "journalism" so the stigma isn't undeserved
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Actually||
I think it was actually Curly Bill who says that
|37 weeks 4 days ago||That's an oversimplication||
What a team needs to be championship caliber are really GOOD players at skill positions. And really good players have speed. But they also have strength. And agility. And smarts. And knowledge of the position (vision for RBs, routes for WRs, reads for QBs).
The point that you're making is really that MICH needs BETTER skill players generally to be a championship team. And I'd agree with that. But that's not just about speed, it's about a variety of deficiencies that 99% of players have, and it's the reason why MICH is not a championship caliber team.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Underwood?||
David Underwood? Or are you really referring to David Overstreet, who I did not see play but I can guess was probably pretty fast.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||This is all a bogus premise||
It's not like MICH is turning down the fast guys who go to OSU/Oregon/LSU/etc.
Ezekiel Elliot was a top 100 4-star, you don't just elect to take a recruit like that, he has to choose you. On the flip-side, MICH is not going to decline Derrick Green's commitment because he doesn't run 4.4. MICH gets the best players they can, they have plenty of very talented players, both big and fast (enough).
This isn't about finding faster guys or bigger guys. None of that matters if your coaches can't teach them how to play football.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Or like||
De'veon Smith and Drake Johnson?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe because||
there is zero evidence here. An anonymous post on a gambling website lists a bunch of games that a UAB player has bet on.
That's it, that's the end of the inquiry at this point.
JW is an immature guy at the least, and a rapist at the worst, and I don't think much of him, but come on. A single football player, even QB, doesn't have enough control over a football game to be confident that he could botch a half of football and just expect to come back from down by 21 on the road to a ranked team.
There's a whole hell of a lot of risk that you don't come back in that game. He's going to get way more mileage than $5500 by being a two-time national championship QB.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Or||
change the meaning of a term and assume it's not an insult just because you ignore the source material
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I hate to raise this||
I really do, I don't want to get down on anyone and I hope DJ is the answer, but....
Can we see JUST a bit more than a single second half performance against a team that is over 100th in defensive FEI after the game is already in hand? I really don't think the performance is all that meaningful other than proving that he is in fact fast (which is good, but ony one part of what makes a good RB).
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Eff this||
This is literally a cut and paste from the official mgoblue.com website. For example, see the use of parentheses around "N.H." for Duncan Robinson, but the use of brackets around "N.H." for Aubrey Dawkins
Please ban this self-promoting bullshit.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||AD search targets||
I'm not sure this is the point of the post, but I think there's at least something to be said for recognizing that, while the coaching search might wind up overly ambitious in terms of the targets because the football program is not as high caliber as fans would like to believe, the job overseeing the Athletic Department as a whole is in the top tier of 5 or so schools in the country. A football coach may not consider moving from Arkansas to Michigan a step up, but an athletic director certainly would.
Not that there aren't a ton of other reasons why someone wouldn't come (pressure, fundraising obligations, family situation, job security), but it's sort of like being the GM of the Yankees. It's not for everyone but you can't deny that it's pretty close to the zenith of the field.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||The AD||
While I'm not sure I agree with the assessment anyway, the Athletic Director is the buffer, with far more interaction with the football coach than the school president.
I would presume that a president who is not all that interested in/informed about major college athletics, but recognizes their importance at a large university, will hire an AD he thinks appropriate, and then largely trust that person to run that side of the university.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||His family||
His family members. Well, half of them.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||What are you talking about?||
Gives PSU 2 or 3 plays to score? It was 4th down, they would've just punted it.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Return reputation||
I'm not really sure how or where it got started, but he's generated this "dangerous return man" reputation without actually providing a ton of big returns (I think the proprietor of this website has contributed to it). It's kind of like how Dantonio for a while was viewed as this strong disciplinarian despite evidence to the contrary, just because people kept saying it over and over again.
I think Norfleet would be more dangerous and more effective as a fully-used slot receiver/jet sweep guy than a returner, where's he's just fine but at a certain point, if you're always THISCLOSE to busting one but never actually do it, that might just be who you really are as a returner.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||False||
The internet does not have it for Directv subscribers
|42 weeks 4 days ago||No if you think about it, it does not make sense||
They ran off 39 of the 40 second play-clock from the game clock. They then took a penalty. They then ran 24 out of 25 seconds on the play-clock off of the game clock.
If they continued to take illegal motion penalties with one second left, they could end the game without ever snapping it under your interpretation of the rule.
So.... NO the call on the field was not correct.
But then again, the refs also think you have to put a football between two of your hands, then summarize Proust, complete the Kessel run (in less than 12 parsecs), and explain why doth Hamlet delay, before a catch is deemed complete.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I haven't seen anything||
Yeah, I haven't seen anything confirming that either. Weird. Maybe someone should have checked him out on that immediately after he had trouble standing after taking a helmet shot to the chin....
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Concussions||
Well, he DOES have a history of making light of player concussions, so should fit right in.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Concussion vs ankle||
Let's assume he doesn't have a concussion. It's somehow ok for the coach to send a guy who hasn't been able to stand on his sprained ankle for three series back out again and again? '
Is the requisite for serious criticism that the player has to be having life-long health threats to his brain? or is it maybe, just maybe, ok to think that a coach is still vile for not pulling a player playing on a severe ankle injury?
|43 weeks 4 days ago||No no no no||
Fuck that. This is not armchair, "he should run more bubble screens" or "he should change the O-line coach" or "I heard that he knew that Gibbons was gonna get booted from school and glossed over it."
This is black and white, indisputable fact that he left a very injured, beaten quarterback in a blowout. It doesn't matter what his reputation is, it doesn't matter how players love him. He had a very likely concussed, and at least obviously injured QB (who had been obviously injured for three series). And he left him in the game.
Now if he says he didn't know he was hurt and waiting for Morris to ask out, that may be his honest "manball" view of the game and at least it's not malevolent, but it's flat wrong, just like some guy from Alabama thinks it's ok to say the n-word because all the folks back home do.
And if he did know and left him in the game, then he literally ought to be fired tomorrow.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||2008??||
Uh, you should catch the 20 years prior to that.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Mignery||
Does Mignery have a radio show or a platform or something? He's been referenced before, and I find it so odd that a random QB-turned-blocking-TE is somehow a significant voice for former players.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||You don't get||
You don't get constant mail/emails asking for donations to the University generally, your undergrad college (at least for LS&A), and the department of your major? I have no trouble having opportunities presented to donate to non-athletic purposes.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Last year||
Actually, their defense last year was quite good, the best of the Kelly era (and make no mistake, Helfrich is still riding out the wave of the Kelly era).
This year, it's taken a big step back. That's nothing to do with Pac 12 offenses, it's been bad against South Dakota and Wyoming too.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||It doesn't matter||
I suppose you'd like to see Oregon win, because if the 4th spot is Oregon/MSU, then the fewer losses they have the better.
But basically, playoff will be FSU, winner of SEC, winner of Pac12, and then one available spot. It's very unlikely MSU is that wildcard, instead of Oklahoma/Baylor, an SEC team, or Pac12 runner up.
B1G is just too weak.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||It's ch. 720||
and it likely is premium if you live in Michigan, since I'm guessing you get BTN with your regular package. I live in Oregon and Pac12Network is on the regular package, but BTN is only available in the super-duper premium tier (like not even the Sports Package, but the full you-just-bought-every-movie-channel package).
And yes, that's annoying as fuck. Comcast certainly knows pressure points for pricing and packages.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Low point?||
Oh, good, you mean from this "low point" we can get back to the heights of getting pasted by K State, being embarassed by MSU, or getting shutout by Notre Dame?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
Everyone has been mentioning this today, I sort of assumed there was some credible rumor or something. Because otherwise, why would this even be in the realm, there are a million reasons why he will not come here. Just because his name is Harbaugh, that's the compelling argument in favor?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Likelihood of being fired||
I'm really not that certain that Hoke getting canned is a foregone conclusion. Last year was atrocious and the AD pretended like every thing was fine, requested no changes, gave them the green light to run the whole thing back with no changes at all. It was only when Nuss came available when Kiffin went to Bama, but that's the only reason Borges was let go.
The B1G is bad, MICH could easily go 8-4 or 7-5, eking out wins over crap teams, and not only could I see Brandon retaining Hoke, but I think it would be more probable than not. Hoke is Brandon's guy, it would be Brandon admitting failure, and I don't think that's his strong suit, to put it mildly.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Florida||
Really, the primary goals for the rest of the season are to root against the 49ers and root for the Gators, because in a season with no outstanding coach prospects, Florida is a MUCH better job than Michigan.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I really||
wanted Hoke to be the coach, ya know...
|44 weeks 6 days ago||yeah||
This is like Brek Shea all over again. You can be a great athlete and get by to a certain extent, but after the drooling factor for the physical gifts wears off and you look a little closer, he's going to have to learn defense and tactics (and when not to take dumbass fouls).
And anyone who thinks he's walking into a starting role anytime soon on a top 7 EPL team is absolutely dreaming.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||He owes something||
He may not owe fans full disclosure on injury information, but he certainly owes, not just the fans, but everyone, not outright lying on players' absences (e.g. "family issue")
To be clear, i don't have any issue with him not disclosing exactly how long Funchess is out, or to disclose that Wilson won't play, or stuff like that. But to say Peppers is "fine" after Week 1...there's an expectation not to lie, a line which he blurs sometimes. No obligation to tell the whole truth and disclose everything, but certainly an expectation not to lie.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Braylon||
I think he'd do best in a studio show, where his face was on TV. My wife: "who is that? That's Braylon Edwards? That was the dude who would show up at Rick's in sunglasses and be a cocky asshole?....He's really handsome."
I'M SITTING RIGHT HERE!!
|46 weeks 10 hours ago||It's real hard to know||
what's what at this point. MSU just came out to Oregon and won an invitational but Oregon didn't run their two best runners, and a handful of others, and won't run another competitive meet for several weeks.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Venting thread?||
What the fuck are the 27 other threads tonight?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Wait||
At first glance I was sure this was sarcasm given all the other stuff going on, but... this is serious? You're seriously not happy with Funchess?? Funchess is like, I don't know, somewhere between last and fourth to last on problematic things/people/issues with the MICH football program right now.
EDIT: upon further review, i'm the sucker, mlive troll joins today. i bit. i blame alcohol.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
They did come within a Gary Danielson of playing for the national title in that time.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Really nothing more to say.||
You could write 100 page dissertation on Michigan football and it wouldn't be as complete a thought.
Far more apropos for MICH than Walter White.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||This has to happen||
The B1G really needs to bottom out. It wasn't that long ago the Pac 10 was a joke. You've got to get these B1G schools to learn to take a chance on innovative coaches to modernize football in the conference. But the ADs will never take the risk until their teams are so bad that the risk is quite low.
OR, alternatively, the B1G will never be good again because the base of recruits has shifted into every other conference and you just can't get SoCal kids to come to Iowa.
I don't know which, i'm hopeful it's the former.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I am the last person||
who is an Oregon fan, but they became an elite program because they found a once in a generation coach. No amount of money can guarantee you year-in, year-out top 5 caliber teams.
And when they ride out the leftover Chip Kelly string, they'll go back to being good-not-great, and eventually back to mediocre.
|48 weeks 19 hours ago||Errr?||
Um, yes, nearly everyone (not you apparently) cares about the academic reputation of their school because it attaches to them through almost every job interview, social interaction, small talk conversation for the rest of their lives.
If you want to pretend that the world as a whole sees no difference between MICH and MSU just because Dan Gilbert made a billion dollars effing over naive homeowners on their mortgages, then go ahead. But it's simply not true.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I have to believe||
That regardless of whether or not Hotspot Shield is legal, that it's a violation of the terms of service for BTN2go international to actually be located in a geographic area offering BTN on cable.
I'm not saying I care whether it's all technically legal or if Comcast gets screwed, I'm just saying the ethical rationalization is probably not actually accurate.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Cowherd||
I don't understand, Colin Cowherd actually sounds fairly reasoned and measured.
What's going on?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||People are who they are||
whether it's for the one month during the WC, or the other 37-40 months of the 4 years in between that they're playing for their club. Arjen Robben may be continuing his flopping into the WC but the reputation was built on a decade of club flopping. Dempsey's been doing it since Fulham.
Anyway, the point wasn't really to start bashing Deuce or a flopping debate. It's just a funny thing to point out about Dempsey, when it's one of the few things that you actually could criticize him for, and there are a million other unique memorable characteristics about him that are actually true (the technical panache, step-overs, ridiculous juggling skills, Ghana goal, rapping skillz, Dempsey-face, etc.)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Flopping Dempsey||
I don't understand the comment about Dempsey and euro-flopping. He's by far, without a doubt, the biggest flopper on the team, and one of the worst in MLS, certainly the worst American (maybe Lenhart).
He's a great player, I'm happy to support him, I own an actual Deuce jersey (when he was #2 for the USMNT for like 2 games in the mid 2000s) but he is most definitely a flopper.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Why||
I don't know if that's a shitty attempt at humor, but why would you post a comment like that?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The irony for this stupid owner||
He's mad because his horse got denied the first triple crown in 30 some years (and the money along with that notoriety), because the other horses were fresh.
The irony is that if the rule actually required every horse to participate in all three races, it would be so much easier to win the triple crown, there would probably have been like 8-12 triple crown winners since 1978, and no one would care at all about California Chrome's attempt nor would it be particularly lucrative.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think||
you've got Michael Sam on the brain, and totally screwed that one.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Forget Woodson||
He may not have been alive for when Hit Me Baby One More Time came out!?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Both coasts?!?||
Is that a joke? You know these types of teams play many summer crap-roster friendly games all over the country every year, right? Very few people are flying at all, let alone across the country, to see Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo play for 30 minutes at 70% effort.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Grad school transfer exception||
Does anyone know if a person graduated from the first school with two years eligibility left (say a redshirt who graduates in three years), if they would be able to play two years without sitting at the new school? Or is it a maximum of 1 year?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||For fuck's sake||
If you're gonna throw around trite internet buzzwords for no real apparent reason, at least spell it right, it's:
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Jim Nantz||
is really terrible. I thought he was sort of anti-Michigan but watching this UK-L'ville game, he's just really bad. It's sort of unusual, he might've just crossed over to Verne Lundquist/Phil Simms territory of not totally gone, but no longer an asset.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'm sorry||
You're really suggesting we believe that autocorrect chose to make your word "Staiskas"?
I mean, I know "staiskas" is a perfectly cromulent word and all, but...
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'd say golf||
I'd say golf is the perfect HD sport. Obviously going to watch live golf is not that enticing (more fun than you think if you've never been, but not really useful if you're actually interested in the tournament as a whole), but in HD its gorgeous, beautifully clear grass and trees, amazing slow motion replays of swings and sand flying out of traps, and actually being able to follow the ball.
Add to the visuals a great roster of announcers and I think the huge rise in golf has been aided immensely by the TV experience
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Seriously Texas looked pretty mid-tier||
Just because they have big guys doesn't mean it's a bad matchup. Amir Williams did absolutely nothing against us. AJ Hammons did basically nothing. Size just for size's sake isn't that much of a concern, especially when we will have a decisive coaching advantage.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I know||
that a lot of research went into seeing which team is what seed, but....
doesn't this all boil down to "hope a team higher than MICH on the seed lines loses"?
Does this really require a lot of analysis?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Or maybe||
Haslam is the only stooge, dumping who he can to redirect blame and fan ire. Aka the Pistons way.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It's about time?||
It's about time someone addressed the o-line coaching?
Been avoiding Michigan fan sites since late September, I see.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The most visited||
sports entertainment blog in the country, Deadspin is one place to find it.
(and just to be clear, that's just pointing out it's been bouncing around a lot of major outlets today, and not an endorsement of Deadspin, which is mildly funny TMZ sports trash 80% of the time; really interesting, valuable investigative journalism 10% of the time, and the most disingenuous, hypocritical, muckraking, misogynistic, unsourced rumormongering, yellow journalism 10% of the time.)
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Anyone who said||
"he's awful" would have to be a troll, and I'd be shocked if more than one or two people ever said that here. It's certainly not "most Michigan fans" who owe him an apology.
You're overstating the nature of the criticisms. He wasn't playing like a star earlier in the season and that was the nature of the bulk of the commentary, which was factually accurate.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That is one of the worst calls I have ever seen in my life||
Literally. It's a fairly small, not-that-big of a deal, but resetting the MSU shot clock by deeming an OSU player had "possession" when all he did was grab a loose ball in the air that was 2 feet out of bounds and fling it back into the court aimlessly.
I agree with Dakich, I have never ever ever seen that.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||2015 draft||
Given that Mariota and Hundley will now be in next year's draft along with Jameis Winston, 2015 looks pretty top heavy too, at least at the marquee position.
Plus of course DG
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You sure?||
You sure they got a franchise QB?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What the hell does "trending" mean||
He's "trending" toward MSU? Like 70% of the time when he makes his commitment, it's to MSU? God, I swear high school recruiting "news" is dumber even than stock market narratives, which is tough.
Instead of trending, maybe the post title should use the verb "changing in opinion of some guy who has a job, unbelievably enough, to take moderately educated guesses at where 16-18 year-old kids might go to college in order to get affuent alumni to keep paying monthly subscription fees"
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Hasn't||
Hasn't everyone known that O'Brien would not be there for the long haul? His NFL pedigree and ambitions were common knowledge since he took the job, and he was being offered NFL jobs last year before Hackenberg ever signed his LOI.
This should not be a surprise to anyone, and PSU should be eminently grateful for the time they got that he stopped the school from cratering the last two years when many other mediocre coaches wouldn't have been able to.
No one can ever dare take a job for more money? Except in every other field besides sports.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Record the game?||
I guess this is dickish, but is there a reason not to DVR the game instead of hoping for a torrent to be posted?
And if you have eschewed cable for internet-only TV and willfully given up live sports and depend upon the kindness of strangers to post torrents, then, well, ok
|1 year 31 weeks ago||They also played defense||
They also played defense, against a larger front-court in which they were overmatched, and held it in check. Taking fouls is part of defense. They also committed zero turnovers, drew at least one charge, drew other fouls on Nastic and Powell, and Morgan in particular had several hustle plays that led to possessions or points.
Points and rebounds against fouls is an extremely simplistic way to evaluate their contribution.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I hate to break it to you||
but no matter how hard you try, you will never be as good as PGA tour golfers either.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||What's a||
What's a "pocket"?
-Devin Gardner, for every game between ND and OSU.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||
"Twitter" is not a source. It's a medium. Like "word of mouth" or "radio."
You have to like, I don't know, cite to the source that is ON Twitter. But let me guess....there isn't actually one.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Funny||
There really is a tremendous irony that the M game records for total offense and receiving yards are by members of one of the worst Michigan offenses of the modern era, particularly if you look at the peformance curve of the offense over the season.
You'd think that one would preclude the other, but it really isn't the case.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||This thread is devolving||
This thread is devolving into an RR fight, so I probably will not return to it, but this might be one of the more interesting posts on here. There is this constant refrain that "execution" isn't a shot at the players, that at the end of the day, Hoke is guarding his coaches just like he's guarding his players.
But that's a pretty clear shot at the players. Not a good look, even if it's true.
Hoke can't have it both ways.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Might not expect more||
But might hope for more.
I fully believe that he genuinely cares, that he's disappointed. To express that feeling would help people have faith that problems will be fixed and give him some benefit of the doubt.
And maybe he thinks it doesn't matter because behind closed doors he feels he's addressing things properly. But then he (and the AD) better be equally prepared to hear a lot of hot seat publicity next year (which will hurt in recruiting) and realize that they're burning away any public good will and benefit of the doubt they might hope for.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Don't do this||
You don't need to compare RR to Hoke/Borges. It gives the people defending Borges an easy way to change the argument, where there actually is room for disagreement.
This should be purely about Borges and the performance of the offense, in a vacuum, being impossible to rationally defend by any of the staunchest supporters on here.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Well||
that's not exactly true. Devin is not playing well, I'm sure even he would tell you that.
I dont think the takeaway here is that DG is doing well, I think the takeaway is that he's a really great guy, who cares deeply about the team, gives everything he has, and doesn't ever deserve to have his heart questioned.
But that's not the same thing as being critcism-proof for his play, even if there are myriad explanations for why he's not playing well.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Hoke||
I think back to when Hoke was hired. It was a bold call at the time that at first seemed to have paid off because even though Hoke himself wasn't necessarily a great football mind, he's a great guy, great recruiter, and could attract top coaches to handle the x's and o's.
But to be that kind of Les Miles-type coach, whose role is sort of caretaker and general face of the program, you have to make the tough calls with your coaches. I would never want to be LSU, ever, but you look at that approach, they cycled through coordinators constantly, trying to find something that worked, and they never had things as bad as this.
If Hoke cant do this right here and now, it speaks very poorly for him
|1 year 35 weeks ago||If ever||
If ever there was a time to put a "Game, blouses" tag on a post...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||They also||
They also scored 10 points against Notre Dame after Orgeron came aboard, and were fortunate to beat Stanford.
They might just be a talented-but-inconsistent team.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||It's funny||
In a vacuum this post is so obviously sarcastic. But based on your other posts it appears this is actually a serious comment.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||But||
you did invent the argument that someone said he is elite. Youre the only one who said that, the argument was whether "he's not very good" and the stats referenced certainly provide a rebuttal to that.
So maybe lecturing people on careful reading shouldn't come from you
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Don't know who to get||
The argument from some Borges supporters (and I'm not saying you are saying this) is "well, who would you hire?"
It really is an incredibly stupid argument to suggest that there is no one that Michigan could possibly hire that would be better. Somewhere is the next Chip Kelly at New Hampshire, or Rich Rod at Tulane, or Malzahn or Briles at a freaking high school.
And i'm not even remotely suggesting that you have to hit on the next great innovator like those guys. But there are tens, if not hundreds, of coaches capable of running a not-extreme-spread offense that are great candidates. Oregon State? San Jose State? Bowling Green? NFL position coaches?
I don't even know, but just because the average fan can't name the person doesn't mean that there aren't highly thought-of offensive minds that are eager to get a chance to prove themselves at a high profile position like Michigan.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Why doesn't Devin throw the ball away?||
I mean really throw it away. Every play, even when it throws it late, he's trying to squeeze something in, or over the top, or just underneath.
He's got no time, i get it. But sometimes when you have "no time" you still have time to chuck it away.
I'd really like to know how many pure throw aways he's had since the ND game. If someone had that stat, and an average-throwaways-per-QB stat, i would be shocked if DG wasn't in the bottom 10 in FBS.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Are you just||
starting a thread for the sake of starting a thread? To discuss issues you freely admit have been discussed ad nauseum, with no particular impetus?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||On the other hand||
there are a ton of posters who played high school football, but never read any of the UFRs, Space Coyote's analysis, Magnus' opinions, Mathlete posts, Chris Brown's breakdowns...
...and stick to the rote "you don't understand you've never played/coached before, trust the coaches, you guys who are critical don't know what you're talking about, this is their job, they have millions of dollars riding on this."
Like it's impossible for coaches to not be the very best, and not take advantage of all available information. And yet NFL coaches still regularly opt to punt from the 35 on 4th and 2.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think a lot of people are missing the point||
Space Coyote is making an argument for rational debate. He may be clearly on one side of the Borges debate, but his post is in favor of reason regardless of sides (at least that's the benefit of the doubt I would give him).
A lot of people in this thread are using the fact that he's threatening to leave to somehow prove that he's right about Borges.
He may not actually be right. Borges may be a mediocre OC. There are a lot of facts and evidence to support that argument.
But whether or not Borges is a good OC really shouldn't be the take away point here, and i think it weakens the point of the rant when a lot of people in this thread convert it to arm their own pro-Borges agenda (which, often times, is as ill-informed and armchair as the very anti-Borges opinions that irritate SC).
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Well||
I thought toilets on a cliff was kinda funny.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||He obviously||
hits him in the head/neck area, as the back of the receiver's helmet snaps upwards at the hit, clearly indicating the facemask was hit downward/into the face in the front.
This is open and shut ejection, I don't think there's much to dispute. If you want to say he didn't hit him in the head/neck area, then, well....I mean it's factually wrong but you can argue that.
The rule is the rule, and the rule is clearly designed to reduce head injuries, and I doubt you'd have a solid argument that it isn't doing just that. Sometimes societal values change. We view Roman gladiatorial fights, or even bare-knuckle boxing for 30 rounds, as barbaric and morally reprehensible. 50 years from now, people may think the same thing about football. Shit changes sometimes.
As for knee injuries, they will eventually legislate for that too, but if given a straight choice, every person would choose a lifetime of painful walking over deterioting brain condition that may kill you or make you suicidal before 50.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Indiana's tempo||
Is possibly the fastest i've ever seen. And I live in Eugene. I'm generally fine with "uptempo" but It really does seem to take something away from the game if half the time the defensive team doesn't have everyone on the field, let alone lined up in the right place, let alone set in a stance, let alone executing a defensive play.
A simple rule like you have to wait to snap it until maybe 3 or 4 seconds after the ref sets it and gets back into his position, except under 2 minutes in a half.
It would still allow uptempo, but not "maniac-speed" or whatever Indiana is doing. This is gonna sound like sour grapes after that game, but buiding an offense around catching the other team not ready is sorta dumb for the game. It'd be like if you could throw a pitch at any time so the batter always has to be ready to run into the box, or if you could inbound the ball in basketball at anytime without having to wait for the whistle. Yes, I know it's within the rules, but it nonetheless changes the fundamental concept of what the game is about.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||A huge majority of people on here||
Are herd mentality one way (FIRE BORGES!) or the other (You guys are over-reacting, we lost one game). Right now, it's heavily FIRE BORGES, but a lot of the You're Overreacting guys aren't exactly being reasonable about the discussion either.
When someone lists a bunch of explicit factual grievances with Borges, responses like "Tell me exactly who you would hire instead of Borges, I want a name because without that your point is useless" or "You're so smart, if running directly into the line for no gain is so terrible, then what play would you run that is guaranteed to work" is insulting to intelligent discussion in its own right. It's not as noxious as "He's fat and arrogant and must be fired", but it's non-responsive in a different way.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Ding ding ding||
There is one primary reason why the Big Ten has fallen: there are fewer top tier football recruits in this footprint (due to population shifts, increased access to sports and increased recruiting exposure for southern athletes, etc). Period, end of story. The best players are in the southeast, Texas and California. That's really it.
You can argue about some other reasons (none of which is the Big Ten Network), that might add some small impact, but the pool of recruits is 95% of the reason.
OSU and MICH can work around that to some degree because they recruit nationally, but the depth will just never be there in the conference as a whole anymore.
It is what it is, but you take the good with the bad and even with the writing being on the wall for the longterm prosperity of the conference's football programs, at least you root for Michigan instead of schools where they think its funny to scream "fag" at theater majors and have a deeply ingrained history of overt racism.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||That's his point||
That's his point, it's ridiculous to vote-gather for an award for high school kids based solely on the fact that one is a Michigan commit and others aren't. These are a bunch of kids playing high school sports, the most deserving should win, not to use this as some petty proxy war against rivals.
I'm sure this is how Jeff Daniels won an emmy for the Newsroom, you see what a mockery it makes of the award.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||There are other poster types||
that drive people away. It's not just the Brian sycophants who aren't helping discourse here. There are the trolls who post about Al Borges for the 40th fucking time. And the mgoblog backlash trolls, who almost always ARE the old school people. None of that bullshit is inciting legitimate debate either.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Just so we're clear||
You are so pissed off, you guys, that you're done with this website (and its free content) and the board on this website because it is derivative gifs and jokes, BUT you want to keep the derivative threads about Borges and so forth that should not be deleted because people ought to be able to post about them, but you don't want to come here anymore because of the thread wars and you're OUT, but why should you leave because you enjoy the threads here.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Just for posterity's sake||
Boras represented Teixiera when he signed for the Yankees, which is really the only point in time that matters for an agent-player relationship.
I have no opinion to express about agents, college football or anything else to do with this thread.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||That was easily the worst thing in the article||
"why should I have to pay for improvements I won't even get to use!!?"
Holy shit is that a egocentric statement and completely ignorant of how greatness (or even simply sustainability) is achieved.
I'll just take my 7 years of tuition back then, along with everyone who came before that yutz, and he can have his own private Michigan of Jay financed exclusively by his payments to the university.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I agree with that completely||
But the "average fan" can still be a fan from somewhere way up in the stands. You still get to go to all the good games and show up late to the crappy ones, you just don't get Section 25 Row 5.
Where's the horrendous injustice?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The third map||
is different because there is no mirror on ESPN2, no game on ESPN2 at all at that time. Which is the problem for anyone roughly West of the Mississippi.
I guess to some degree I can't blame them for not making MICH against UConn, which is a pretty weak game, the national game.
HOWEVA, given how bad both UT and KSU are, Michigan is clearly the most watchable team.
So boo this coverage map...
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Two words||
(and the fact that they hand them out like candy, no questions asked and very little education about them to the borrower)
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I haven't seen film||
But a guy with as many rush yards as passing, who is listed as "Athlete" on rivals, and dual threat QB on Espn is probably not the Navarre statue QB you would imagine, even if he is 6'6"
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Running game||
I would bet a fair amount that Notre Dame's rushing defense at the end of the year is in the top ten. That was tough sledding and Fitz had basically 4 yards/carry without that last series of obvious-running-play-is-obvious.
I think the running game will be average to slightly above average, which will be fine if Devin/Gallon stay healthy.
You can't have the best of everything, but the running game is not a liability
|1 year 46 weeks ago||As mentioned above||
Fowler said "tough crowd" to Kirk and David Pollack who were saying Denard was not a good quarterback and couldn't throw the ball.
David Pollack is a complete moron, he provides the same opinions you can get from that guy you know who doesn't really watch sports but is happy to regurgitate something he heard on talk radio, without any support or analysis. They must have spent a lot of money sending him to commentating school on their dime because i have no idea why they continue to trot hiim out for years now.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Why||
the hell would Clemson ever be the aspirational goal for anything in college football?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||OP is right||
that Ross ability to pay for a new stadium really is neither here nor there about asking for municipal money for the stadium.
OP is wronger than wrong with the "stadium that benefits the entire region" BS. and if you want the people who benefit to pay for it, well the person who by far will derive the most benefit is the owner. so...petard, hoist, etc.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Ask the question to start, is it a "problem"?||
Is there anything wrong with faking injuries? There's an assumption off the top to this discussion that it is somehow unfair. I'm not sure it is. The "penalty" is that the player has to come out for the next play.
You could flip this discussion around and say "how should officials deal with offenses that are snapping the ball before a defense is ready?"
I don't necessarily agree with the following, but there's a basic tenet to most sports that the two sides are giving each other the opportunity to line up and do their jobs, and the best wins, not the one who takes advantage of the other not being ready. Most other sports, there's clearly a pause after stoppages of play for the two sides to line up again. In basketball or soccer for example, you have to wait until the official blows the whistle allowing play, and he doesn't do that until both sides are ready to play. Tennis, hockey, etc.
You can say an uptempo offense is just taking advantage of the rules as written because they don't require a lengthy stoppage, but then so are the guys going down with "fake" injuries.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||After the Sugar Bowl||
I would've sworn Logan Thomas was on his way to being a first round pick. Sure he had flaws, but he was a sophomore with a lot of projection.
Now....he's a senior with a lot of projection. And generally speaking appears to be a worse quarterback.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's on Fox Sports 1||
It's on Fox Sports 1, 219 on Directv
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I think||
There must be a godwin's law equivalent to use of "hivemind". Catchy buzzword for folks who are too cool to engage the masses, generally non-responsive to the issue.
It's the single word equivalent of "As a matter of fact I won't, because Wood drastically underestimates social distinctions predicated upon wealth...."
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Were there actually?||
Were there actually a lot of people questioning the "underrated" commits? Or do people here assume there's a popular negative reaction to a non-five-or-four-star and then just play off that expectation?
It's a quasi-strawman. It's also never mentioned when a lower ranked player fails to pan out.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I don't want this to come off the wrong way||
But while Shane is an elite recruit, I'm not sure it's so crazy that he only starts two years here, his junior and senior years. Devin was a comparable recruit and that's what he's getting.
That used to be the norm, Collins, Brady, etc. The Henne situation was unique but if Gutierrez doesn't get injured he may have started for two years while Henne learned for two years. (Injury conspiracy theories aside)
My point is that if Michigan keeps recruiting at the pace they are, it's not really a problem if Shane "only" starts his junior and senior years
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The track team sucks||
The track team sucks because the former coach decided to focus the majority of scholarships on distance runners in an effort to be an X-C competitor at the expense of having a well-rounded track team.
It's not because of the facilities, and hopefully will be addressed with the Jerry Clayton hire, which generally is regarded as a positive one.
I should point out this is for the men. The women were actually alright.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||If you||
think that an equal amount of 20 year college undergrads get arrested for bar brawls as do not, then I think we're at an impasse.
And those that do get arrested, even if it were a million, I would say they have a character flaw, and no, they don't get to blame it on them only being 20. That's not an excuse. It may be a reason, but it's not an excuse.
And don't get me started on the low character of wearing a Tim Tebow Jets jersey.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'm so sick||
of the "he's only 20 years old" argument.
That is bullshit, it's not an excuse to be a punk or breaking the law. A million 20 year olds go through undergrad every year without getting into a brawl in a bar, not showing for work because they're drunk, or failing drug tests for work. And those that do more often than not face an actual consequence for that.
Maybe these kids don't deserve any special scrutiny, but they do deserve an average amount of scrutiny for really bad judgment.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||This is the biggest fallacy||
perpetuated by MSU folks. They lost several close games last year. They also won several close games last year.
In games decided by 4 points or less they went 4-5 last year.
You know what that is....it's about right. You win about half, you lose about half. They just choose to focus on the "tough luck" losses while ignoring the wins.
"Few players recall big pots they won, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the tough beats of his career." - Mike McDermott
|1 year 52 weeks ago||It's||
Andrew Wiggins, going to Kansas this year.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Obviously||
I see where you're going with this and trying to justify that it's ok if someone "just drove to a friend's place" after having 2.5 beers in an hour, so I'll just say the act by everyone who ever drove drunk enough that their driving skills were significantly impaired is as despicable (IMO) as intentionally and publicly slapping a woman, and there is no argument whatsoever that it's not significantly more dangerous. The despicableness is subjective based on societal norms and we could disagree, but the dangerousness is objective fact.
Despite the fact our society is more non-chalant about drunk driving (simply due to the frequency), drunk driving kills a fuckload of people, and slapping women, while despicable and evidence of terrible moral character, does not.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Honestly||
That's a pretty reasonable penalty in today's moral equations. Johnny Manziel was in the middle of an actual bar brawl and got zero games suspension. We could list various Michigan indiscretions over the years that garnered similar or lighter penalties compared to the offense.
People can talk about treatment of women and Carlos Hyde being generally a dirtbag and I don't discount it, but if you're gonna get on that soapbox that he should be suspended for half the year or a year for hitting a woman, then every player who ever drove drunk should also face a similar suspension, for something that's just as despicable and more dangerous.
You're kidding yourself if you ever actually expected more of a penalty, and I think most would have expected less.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||And it only takes him||
making slightly less than 4 out of every 10 shots he takes!
|2 years 1 hour ago||Classic Iceland||
That is classic Iceland FA for you