to play football, not to play trumpet
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Obviously I could google this||
but I like to live in a hipster world where it's gauche to just google everything, so....didn't Amari Cooper go just two years ago?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's the joke||
"Someone should let him know what it really means"
That's the joke (McBain gif)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's actually not that sketchy||
It's actually not that sketchy anymore, it's more that it's just not exactly the California dream either. It's in the middle of a bunch of auto dealerships and light industrial-type stuff. It'd be like if you took a beautiful self-contained campus and dropped it out Jackson road.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Warming||
Goddammit global warming can't get here fast enough.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||So does||
So does MICH have dwumfour him in this class then?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||An average what of 55?||
An average WHAT of 55? Not all stats are weighted equally, you don't just average every ranking out for every stat to get a "final" ranking.
This sounds really well analyzed.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Also so||
Also so you can sneak up on people and plow into them without them ever hearing you coming.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"Only game"||
Against Oregon St and BYU he had at elast 125 yards and 5.5 yards a carry. And three other games at at least 4.8 yards a carry. And often during the "not good Rudock" games.
Those are solid feature back stats. Yes he's up and down (especially when injured) but to suggest there is no other evidence beyond the Citrus Bowl that he can be very solid is willfully blind.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, and that's not good||
Yeah, I see him in that range, and frankly that's not good for him, he'd be better off going as a free agent to the team of his choosing. But man, I really think you could do a lot worse than have Rudock as your 3rd and maybe 2nd string QB. Jimmy Clausen was playing in NFL games this year, fergodsakes.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Rape case||
And also may or may not have contacted a rape victim hostess, may or may not have watched a cell phone video of said rape, may or may not have told a player to delete video of said rape, and definitely had some sketchy involvement with the whole situation.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Actually bad||
That was actually pretty bad clock management on the last drive by TCU. They should've had another timeout and should've run the ball on 3rd down to get 1st and goal
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Packaging||
Well, they can't all get into the School of Making Boxes, it's one the of the finest in the country.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Also Cam Newton,||
Also Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, Alex Smith...
Keep dying on that hill, though.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Wow||
you seem totally awesome, just waiting to whip out your e-peen about analyzing flight conditions. You really showed that poster up.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Henry bias||
I mean, to be fair, Derrick Henry IS the leading rusher in the country, with the most touchdowns.
That's not the end-all be-all, but it's kind of hard to argue bias like he's not deserving.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Ferentz gamble||
I'd say Iowa has lost that gamble. They will have this one flash in the pan to go with the one in like 2001 or whatever, and then still be stuck with Ferentz for another 5 years of mediocrity after this.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Maps are flat||
Maps of the Earth are flat.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||You thought you'd clear it up||
You thought YOU'D be the one to clear it up, 24 hours after Wolverine Historian cleared it up in the game write-up post, and numerous people mentioned it in the original message board post claiming the stat?
How humble of you to do the work and take credit.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Harvard can have their football and academics||
Yale will always be number 1 in gentlemanly club life.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||"how can one not be aware"||
What? Respectfully, maybe you've had personal experience, but "too cloistered"? The long-term effects of a stroke seem like a very technical area that I would imagine most people without medical background and/or personal interaction wouldn't know much more than basics.
People lose certain motor skills, seemingly on half of their body. Is that in all cases (I assume not) and what does it depend on? Is it possible to lose motor skills on both sides of the body? Does it impact brain function or is it purely physical? Can one rehabilitate that or is it permanent? Does the condition worsen over time even without further strokes? Does having one raise the likelihood of having another?
Maybe you know all the answers to these questions on long term effects, but I would guess 95% of people don't.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Neither||
Neither Georgia nor Auburn are anywhere near the playoffs.
So one could very easily root for results that help with recruiting AND results that help with playoffs.
And for the record, the Georgia/Auburn game was not exactly tire fire, but definitely cripple fight.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Well they did lose||
Well, point of fact, OSU DID lose that game. Then about 5 minutes after the game was over, a ref decided he'd like to change the outcome and toss a flag.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I hardly follow||
hockey at all, but it's odd you would question how anyone could favor college hockey over junior hockey. This is a blog focused on the beauty of college football, which is clearly "inferior" football compared to the NFL skill level (see also college basketball:NBA).
It's pretty obvious that there are a ton of reasons why one might prefer one tier of a sport over others, not based solely on the skill of the product on the field (rink...court... pitch).
|13 weeks 2 days ago||The reason||
YOU don't want it locked so you can state YOUR opinion while not entertaining any dialogue, is exactly the reason it was locked.
For the record, I don't know shit about any side of this, but it's clear you're not looking for a conversation.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder||
when you're doing your job and you present your work product to someone, if the very first reaction they have is to say to themselves, "well that guy is not attractive."
|14 weeks 1 day ago||He's trying||
to fit a narrative somehow, someway, don't stop him now.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Ignore the "trust the coaches"||
Ignore the "trust the coaches" arguments, because those are lazy. But it is preposterous to me that anyone would find it UNACCEPTABLE to burn a redshirt in efforts to win a game which quite literally came down to inches.
The team wanted to win this game, the one they were playing, the one right in front of them that was back and forth all night with injuries all over, hanging in the balance on a knife edge with one play here or there potentially swinging the game. You can't just throw away games that are winnable.
For all we know winning this game is the difference in perception to a top recruit of "program returning to dominance" vs. "program still in rebuilding".
|14 weeks 2 days ago||What was totally missed by the announcers on that "fumble"||
What was totally missed by the announcers on that "fumble" is that the guy who recovered it only had possession when his own foot was out of bounds
They only let it run past the actual fumble a couple times and never mentioned it, but that was clearly not possession totally in bounds
|14 weeks 2 days ago||He really didn't||
He really didn't "almost fuck us." He touched it without anyone around, knew he touched it, and was not under pressure to gain control of it. Everything after that was just dumbasses in the announcing booth and on the field not knowing the rules (potentially including Peppers, but doesn't change the fact that he didn't need to do anything other than gain position of it in the endzone)
It's the same instinct that saves us 15 yards of field position on a lot of the punts when he sprints forward and dives to make the catch.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I look at it this way||
I look at it this way (now....after several whiskeys and some time)....
At some point next year on our way to the national championship, we're gonna get some huge bullshit break that we don't deserve, and we'll all say "we paid for that with MSU 2015."
And everything will be in its right place.
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||What do you mean "Actual QB"||
What do you mean "actual quarterback"? It was Hogan who threw that ball, and if you don't think Harbaugh would trade Rudock for Hogan in a heartbeat, then you're completely irrational.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||That wasn't MACtion||
It was the Fun Belt.
For the record, the Big Ten's silly moniker is just Big "Ten."
(shakes fist at Delaney, though is actually ok with Nebraska....but screw PSU, or at least all of their fans and any living person associated with the school...the school itself is ok. just ok. i'm done.)
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Plural||
I think you mean, Les Bleus, making us "The Blues".
|16 weeks 6 days ago||You literally||
can't think of any other criteria to judge a coach by other than win-loss record? Like there are no other factors? Because then Larry Coker is the bestest eva, and Harbaugh was mediocre at Stanford.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I always find the||
I always find the dance/football thru the legs afterward funny since Avant is like the most humble unassuming guy in the world (let one WR, typically a prima Donna position)
|17 weeks 4 days ago||On the other hand||
these Husky players are totally undisciplined, hitting the QB late and high, they're gonna blow this game through penalties. It's just dumb.
You're trying to win the game, check your machismo at the door.
Nonsequitor - Sark is such a joke, he's like Lane Kiffin but without the nepotism and also without even the limited success that Kiffin has had.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I'm a little confused||
why these types of posts, like Cleveland pro sports or Chicago pro sports, are left to stand. I guess it's kind of geographically close and there are a few more fans than maybe Minnesota Twins fans or Charlotte Bobcats fans. But there are probably just as many fans of "national" pro teams on this site, like the Cowboys or the Lakers as there are any given Chicago or Cleveland team.
If there was a "Hey everyone, isn't it awesome the Cowboys won a playoff game!" post, I have to believe that'd get deleted pretty quickly. Even if you label something OT, there are limits.
There are Cubs blogs for crap like this if you want some camaraderie
("don't click on it if you don't want to read it!" blah blah blah, there's got to be a limit somewhere)
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree||
That ball that Chesson dropped, yes Chesson should catch it, but that is NOT a "nice deep ball." Chesson is going across the field, and the throw is back behind him, forcing him to adjust over his shoulder on his direction of his route.
That's a better thrown ball than some of his other ones in that it actually hit a guy's hands, but it's still not a nice ball.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Gamefinder||
if you enter in your location and provider here:
They'll tell you whether it's on basic or alternate. But as stated above, I believe MICH is the primary national broadcast, I'm in Oregon and it's on the main channel.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||That's just how||
a QB for UConn tends to look
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Eh||
I don't know if its breaks. The penalty is a penalty by the letter of the law. And the onside kick BYU was perfectly ready for, that didn't catch anyone off guard.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||These refs are really bad||
They seem to be a bit worse against BYU but just generally are really bad. Bad spots, inconsistent calls, a head ref who looks like Cowboy from Full Metal Jacket. Just a rough crew all around.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Wait Burbridge is a star?||
After 3 years of being somewhere between non-entity and mediocre, he has a handful of good games (and one nothing game) against terrible teams and he's a star?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Lousy Sullenberger||
Man never drank a Duff in his life.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||i'm pretty certain||
the Terps are demoralized every time they step on the field these days.
As we stand here right now, (with Maryland down 38-0 in the 3Q), Caleb Rowe is 5/21 for 24 yards and 3 picks.
In light of some of the comments here from last week, THAT is what a dumpster fire at QB is.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||We should be 3-1||
because we shouldn't have won the Utah game. We were not very good at that time. We're a better team now, getting more reps, but the M team that was out there at that time was not very good (or at least, not better than Utah).
But I agree with everyone else, Utah is middling at best, guessing will hang within two scores of Oregon for most of the game but never seriously threaten them.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Tell that to Baylor||
ranked #4 in the last (regular season) poll last year.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||If don't check||
If don't check Deadspin 8 years ago, you're missing a lot of fun.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Was it?||
So....was that definitely a missed field goal? It might have been nice to see the crossbar camera on that one
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Specifically||
he's been a Jumpman guy. The plot thickens....
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Doesn't O'Korn||
have 2 years eligibility after this year? I thought he started as true freshman, played (and lost the job) last year as a sophomore, and is sitting out this year.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Despite the OP pretending||
that he/she just came up with the idea, an article or tweet or something about this was floated in another thread a couple days ago, so that was the basis.
Though why someone would want to pretend to take credit for this ridiculous idea is beyond me.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Um, fuck Treadwell||
People want to root for him because he almost chose M I guess (whatever that even means)
He chose getting paid, and doesn't even care to hide it. i don't begrudge a kid getting paid because they deserve some money, but I certainly don't have to root for him, when others just as deserving abide by the rules. Screw Treadwell, screw Hugh Freeze, screw a bunch of redneck racist bigoted hillbilly confederates (and yes, I realize that applies to both sides in this game).
|20 weeks 2 days ago||So we really are||
mirroring Stanford in every way possible then...
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I....||
I...I don't know. I'm wrong I guess, but I just have to come to grips that no matter what happens a 1-loss MSU will in all likelihood make it (assuming 0 or 1-loss OSU, undefeated TCU or Baylor and the SEC winner)
|20 weeks 2 days ago||This Bama loss sucks||
All this does is make it almost a certainty that a 1-loss MSU will still make the playoff.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Oh||
Well then that's ok, then.
(Also i don't accept that as true, because people aren't usually 5-6 yards downfield, that's egregious)
|20 weeks 2 days ago||What's hilarious about this Bama forward pass replay||
Is that Kelly is clearly not past the line of scrimmage, and yet as the replay official looks at it over and over, the replays clearly show an offensive lineman is 5 yards downfield.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Of course, but...||
Of course everyone hates Bama, but are people here really rooting for Ole Miss??
The bagman-iest of bagmen? They have bought their team, their starting QB is a petulent criminal kicked off of Clemson. They get every lucky bounce in the world. Screw Ole Miss.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||The problem with this post||
Aside from the strawman about some groundswell of folks thinking this is a top 10 team with a good QB, is the narrative that being 30 gives a lot more historial perspective than the newbies now who didn't go through the Horror. But if you were 35 you'd remember actual good MICH teams, if you were 45 you'd remember national champion MICH teams, and if you were 65 you'd remember years of domination and top 10 teams.
Your perspective on what is "good" and "refreshing" is only one, and there's a not so subtle subtext that you think you're wiser and more reasonable than the other posters here for it. I dare say that there are others with plenty of more longstanding fandom bona fides who disagree.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
Which he wasn't.
Any way you Slice it, he Left it Right where you don't want it, and deserves to get the Hook.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be that guy||
He actually sliced it, hook would be missing it left
|20 weeks 2 days ago||That was great||
You can tell if the kick is on line, but you never have any idea how far the kick is going from those directly-behind views, and the Pitt returner told you it was good when it was about 2/3 of the way there when he just slumped, even before he watched it go over his head.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Word||
I know the proprietor of this site has an affinity for Rudock and wants to cut him slack all the time and attribute errors as much as possible on other things, but he was just so obviously mediocre today, it becomes more and more ridiculous to keep suggesting he's going to be consistently good.
INT was bad, several other bad throws that against a good defense would result in at least one more INT, very inconsistent on his accuracy even on short throws (which I would have said was his strength), seems to have no idea where (or ability) to place long balls.
He's not terrible by any means, but he's really solidly mediocre.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Proud of what exactly?||
What's wrong with this "cutting the cord" ethos is the self-righteousness in it all, like it's some badge of honor or something. Truly getting rid of cable is not the same as "I only use my buddy's password to watch sports...all day Saturday...and Sunday...and Thursday night." It's like the guy who always takes a free beer when his friends buy a round, but never buys a round for anyone else, then talks about how he doesn't waste money on booze.
You're not "free of cable," you're just not paying for it. That's not anymore "cutting the cord" than one of those guys in the 80s who had the shady friend-of-a-friend connect a wire to the telephone pole without paying.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
Also nothing wrong with not getting a job and having someone else pay for school if you can swing it.
-half of all the kids you went to Michigan with
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Well yeah||
That's absolutely true, but it seems so unlikely that they'd drop out entirely that i didn't really consider it. But your'e right.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously they better drop||
This is a test of whether things have changed for pollsters. Yes they won, but if we're really moving past an era where its not just win and stay about the same ranking, they should drop 15 spots at least.
The ONLY reason they have the ranking they have is potential, and when you see they aren't living up to that, that their QB isn't going to win the Heisman this year, then they should drop until they prove otherwise.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Only the young||
Only the young can run for that many yards
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Man they ought to run that clock||
They should take all the time off the clock for that jackass pretending not to be down and running to the endzone. His knee and elbow, and possibly his other knee were down.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Mack Brown||
Mack Brown telling us that Utah should take as much time as possible before punting here. After telling us the sack/fumble is a really big play in the game so far.
Good god he could say "the team that scores the most is gonna win this game" and I wouldn't think he was joking. It's like if your grandfather coaching football. As others have said, it's shocking they were a dominant team in football for so long under him.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Cheering the Horror is the main reason?||
Really? For me the main reason is the righteous indignation their fans express that their beloved old grandpa would have career wins taken away for the teeny weeny sin of willfully looking the other way while a sexual predator ruined a dozen or so kids' psyches for the rest of their lives.
The us-against-the-world ethos of their fanbase used to just be unbecoming and obnoxious, then it became downright offensive.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||What are you talking about?||
There's nothing to suggest he's surprised. He's not crying, he's not surprised, he's not shocked (at least not based on anything in this exchange). He's actually really forthright. He says they offered someone else and he took the scholarship.
Stop trying to impart some attitude onto him that isn't there.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
Let's turn this discussion in the direction of a responsible, well-thought out, sustainable financial system...the student loan system!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||You're flipping the argument around to make it something its not||
It doesn't have to be suspicious no matter what school a kid chooses. But IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE SUSPICIOUS, how is it even remotely suspicious that a top football recruit chooses any of the top 5 football programs in the country (FSU, Bama, OSU), which doesn't include UM no matter how rose-colored your glasses are. People talk about Khalid Kareem, "how could he commit to Alabama when all signs pointed to UM??!? Something fishy must be going on."
Well sure, maybe. And maybe he was just a fickle teenager who wanted to go to the best college football program over the last decade, that consistently produces NFL draft picks. The same way tons of non-athlete 18 year olds think they're gonna go to the best academic school they can get into and then when all the acceptance letters are on the table say "Fuck it, UC Boulder and I can ski all year long."
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, then teach "how to win" class||
There really are people who still believe in this BS? The team doesn't know "how to win"?
I mean, they might finish 7-5 because they don't not know how to form tackle, they don't know how to cut on a curl route, they can't reach block, they can't turn their hips on a sluggo. But I thought most people have arrived at a point where they understand attributes like "grit" and "heart" and "he just knows how to win games" are just sportswriter drivel narrative.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I know people love this joke||
And obviously Ole Miss is doing something shady, and probably the rest of the SEC, and it might be half tongue-in-cheek...but seriously looking at the actual state of things. FSU, Bama, OSU, Auburn are all better football schools than ours right now, and it's not even close. Neutral observers should be suspicious if a guy with those offers chose UM, not the other way around.
A commit to FSU could mean the guy just likes sun, girls, and limited academic rigor or program oversight.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||It would be||
"It would be hard to play all out all the time under Hoke"
-said Devin Gardner never. I would guess for Funchess it was a combination, he got injured early and thought it wasn't worth killing himself for that team. Which frankly is the most rational response.
Poor damn Gardner thought it WAS worth killing himself for that team. I don't judge Funchess any more negatively for that, just that it makes me like Gardner that much more. We better have a cushy Athletic Dept job waiting for him in a few years if he doesn't stick in the NFL
|25 weeks 3 days ago||A lot of things||
Well sure, but you could say that about a lot of things. Cowboy Stadium cost a $1B, that's just as useless in the grand scheme of things, as are a lot of 8 and 9 figure structures across the globe.
|29 weeks 1 day 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.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Another 50 years||
and Dempsey would always be the dick taking the shot every time in Zardes' same spot.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||a god damn||
a god damn memo? Or is this the TBS version?
|30 weeks 2 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?
|31 weeks 2 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.
|31 weeks 4 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.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||That must really||
That must really have been a paint emergency.
|32 weeks 2 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.
|32 weeks 2 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?
|34 weeks 2 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.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||That requejo penalty was||
That requejo penalty was literally one of the shittiest I've ever seen
|36 weeks 3 days ago||The Odyssey||
Now that was epic.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
Also, 600,000 people died
At best I'm calling that a wash.
|36 weeks 3 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
|37 weeks 1 day 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.
|37 weeks 1 day 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).
|37 weeks 1 day ago||You realize||
that despite the media creation as an event, only two of those matches have any meaningful impact, right?
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||Well shit||
This deserves at least one +1, I enjoyed it.
But then, I'm old so...
|38 weeks 2 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.
|38 weeks 2 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....
|39 weeks 6 days ago||To clarify||
This is one of the name submissions and accompanying rationale.
|39 weeks 6 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.
|41 weeks 5 days 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.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get why this is sarcasm||
The video is clearly sped up from live action.
|42 weeks 2 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.
|43 weeks 6 days 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.
|44 weeks 1 day 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.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Adidas working to our advantage||
If only all the top recruits were German, our Adidas contract would actually work to our advantage!!
|44 weeks 2 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.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 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.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||C'mong mang||
C'mong mang, this isn't mlive, benefit of the doubt goes to sarcasm here.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||It's almost||
It's almost like it's arbitrary
|46 weeks 5 days 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.
|47 weeks 2 hours 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.
|47 weeks 4 days 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.
|48 weeks 2 hours 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.
|48 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 2 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."
|49 weeks 2 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?
|49 weeks 4 days 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.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||You really should add a question mark||
to the end of the thread title. It's kind of misleading otherwise.
|51 weeks 5 days 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.
|1 year 15 hours 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.
|1 year 1 week 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)
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Roman Abramovich||
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks 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
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Come on people||
It's a joke
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Catching the ball reliably||
Cough **Braylon Edwards #3 overall pick** cough.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks 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
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 6 weeks 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."
|1 year 6 weeks 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.”
|1 year 6 weeks 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
|1 year 6 weeks 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.
|1 year 7 weeks 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."
|1 year 7 weeks 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
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I didn't know||
Sun Life Stadium sat a 100,000
|1 year 8 weeks ago||So many||
|1 year 8 weeks 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.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Of course they do||
You can't mix whites with other colors in Mississippi.
|1 year 9 weeks 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!!"
|1 year 10 weeks 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."
|1 year 10 weeks ago||So||
So if I'm reading correctly, if we miss on Miles, then we should hire Mack Brown.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's a noun||
Chode (or more commonly as I've seen it, "choad") is a noun, not an adjective.
|1 year 10 weeks 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..."
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I mean||
I mean, I guess it's not a separate thread, but
|1 year 11 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks 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?
|1 year 11 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks 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
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Actually||
I think it was actually Curly Bill who says that
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Or like||
De'veon Smith and Drake Johnson?
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Or||
change the meaning of a term and assume it's not an insult just because you ignore the source material
|1 year 13 weeks 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).
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||His family||
His family members. Well, half of them.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||What are you talking about?||
Gives PSU 2 or 3 plays to score? It was 4th down, they would've just punted it.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||False||
The internet does not have it for Directv subscribers
|1 year 18 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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....
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Concussions||
Well, he DOES have a history of making light of player concussions, so should fit right in.
|1 year 19 weeks 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?
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||2008??||
Uh, you should catch the 20 years prior to that.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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?
|1 year 20 weeks 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?
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I really||
wanted Hoke to be the coach, ya know...
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks 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!!
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Venting thread?||
What the fuck are the 27 other threads tonight?
|1 year 22 weeks 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.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Well||
They did come within a Gary Danielson of playing for the national title in that time.
|1 year 22 weeks 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.
|1 year 22 weeks 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.
|1 year 22 weeks 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.
|1 year 23 weeks 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.