|5 weeks 2 hours ago||This is the death of Michigan||
This is the death of Michigan Exceptionalism. Any lingering feelings that Michigan was special or different from other colleges in regards to athletics has died under this AD. Despite his history and closeness to the program, Dave Brandon still sees his alma mater as a brand and runs it like a national pizza chain.
Not everything Dave Brandon has done has been bad and he most certainly receives a lot of criticism for fairly innocuous things, but he has fundametally changed the relationship between the AD and the students/fans for the worse.
Furthermore, Brandon and the B1G are some of the fiercest defenders of the "collegiate model" and "amateurism" which is infuriating due to their constant attempts to monetize and brand the shit out of everything. If you want to hide behind "the collegiate model", don't try to run your athletic department like you're the Dallas Cowboys.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||He rejoined the US squad for||
He rejoined the US squad for the 2011 Gold Cup after a 2 year abscence and then he came back to the US and joined the Philadelphia Union from 2011-2013. He did well in that Gold Cup and was solid in his time with the Union. He left the Union and went to play for a team in Brazil that released him (Bahia) then he went to Blackpool in England and got cut from their team but continues to train with them.
He's still only 24, though some question whether or not his age is accurate, thinking he's older. If he's really 2 or 3 years older than his listed age, it may have contributed to the phenom hype, a 17 year old that says he's 14 seems much better than he really is.
That said, if he's really only 24, he'd be the 6th youngest guy on this US World Cup squad. He could still get his career back on track and be in his prime for the 2018 World Cup.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||My Best 11||
My Best 11
--------Johannsson --------- Altidore-------
I expect a 4-4-2 of sorts. This is not necessarily the lineup I expect Klinsmann to pick, just the one I would like most
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I've watched this video about||
I've watched this video about 50 times due to my undying love for Sigur Ros
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure there's a sweatshop||
I'm sure there's a sweatshop of graphic design majors slaving away in the Schembechler basement, cranking these out for their "internship"
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This mistake is all too||
This mistake is all too common
|7 weeks 2 days ago||For those asking how the||
For those asking how the Pistons lost their pick and why Dumars is to blame, they traded their first round pick to Charlotte (top 8 protected) with Ben Gordon for Corey Magette. The Pistons had the 8th worst record, so they needed to have none of the teams below them jump into the lottery, bumping them down a slot (after top 3, order is set). Because Cleveland jumped Detroit, they slid to 9, meaning the pick is no longer protected and goes to Charlotte.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It feels like this is the||
It feels like this is the first good news in a long time
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Whenever talk of Dave Brandon||
Whenever talk of Dave Brandon / Branding / Domino's comes up, we must remember the Pasta Bread Bowl.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I think the NFL should lessen||
I think the NFL should lessen the penalty, because the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
I know people will raise the tired argument: He knew it was against the rules, so he deserves the harshest of punishments
I'm not saying that Gordon should get off easy or that his punishment should be lessened, but in the future, every failed test should be a 1 game suspension with a $50k fine.
It should still be against the rules, but not so extreme.
Otherwise we might as well make every violation a lifetime ban from the sport, because these guys "knowingly break the rules". Just because the rule-breaking is done with full knowledge of its against-the-ruledness doesn't mean the punishment is automatically fair/just
|8 weeks 6 days ago||NFL: Why THC when you can CTE||
NFL: Why THC when you can CTE
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, my point is kind of||
Yeah, my point is kind of contingent on believing that Manziel is a starter and you want him to look good, which whether or not we think he is, the Browns have decided that he is. Once you decide he's your starter, you have to put him in a position to succeed.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Like I said, I loved the||
Like I said, I loved the trade when they made it, but I guess to me the difference is whether or not they start Manziel this year. If you start Manziel and he has no weapons, he's gonna look really bad. If you "redshirt" him for a year behind Hoyer, you can "tank" this year, have two high first rounders next year and get Gordon off of the suspension.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||BROWNS HAVE KNOWN FOR TWO||
BROWNS HAVE KNOWN FOR TWO WEEKS!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Of course football players||
Of course football players shouldn't smoke weed, just imagine what it could do to their brains
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Reporters are saying the||
Reporters are saying the Browns knew about this before the draft yesterday. How do you pass on Watkins at 4...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||If the Browns knew about this||
If the Browns knew about this yesterday, they're really dumb for not taking Watkins at 4. I loved the trade at the time with them getting a 1st rounder next year (from the Bills means it's probably top 16), but they really could have used the playmaker at WR
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The Michigan Football Zeitgeist||
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||US competed in Copa America||
US competed in Copa America in '07 and sent a B squad (17 of 23 players had fewer than 15 caps), they lost all 3 games in the group stage.
USA 1 - 4 Argentina
See the team the US sent here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Copa_Am%C3%A9rica_squads#United_States
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||The inability to easily have||
The inability to easily have a FIFA regulation size field is a problem, the ManU Real game will be played on a non-regulation size field because it's a friendly. Building a platform to put a full size pitch on would be a pain and probably only worth it for a World Cup.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I agree that's where he||
I agree that's where he should play in the long run, that's why I listed him there initially. But being able to play him at the 4 next year is better for the team, lessening the load that Wilson will have to bear.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not so worried about him||
I'm not so worried about him physically, but he's a true freshman center in the Big Ten, that's a little worrying. Also he played in a not particularly strong high school league and he didn't play AAU. He'll be good in the long run, but he could seriously struggle at times this year. He's never faced guys like the guys he'll see in the Big Ten this year. He could be physically ready and still struggle.
At least Donnal had the perk of practicing against McGary, Morgan, and Horford for a year while he a redshirted which is why I'm less worried about him.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I wouldn't go so far as to||
I wouldn't go so far as to say that he won't leave early. Leaving after your Junior year is still considered leaving early. Also, it's fair to say that we didn't see a lot of what Walton could do this year. He was the 3rd or 4th option at best when he was on the floor and he was only a freshman. He was smart enough to play within himself and to not try to do too much. i expect a big jump from Walton and Irvin this year as they're both supremely talented and they both have a year of experience under their belt.
And of course the Beilein Sophomore Leap Certainty Principle
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Also, adding the extra wing||
Also, adding the extra wing player let's Chatman move to stretch 4 instead of staying on the wing. This seems pretty important to me.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Let's say the coaches banked||
Let's say the coaches banked scholarship offers, this is your roster:
1 - Walton / Spike
Not having the extra wing player would be fatal next year if you get injury/foul trouble. At least 1 guy was necessary to take. If anything you would've banked 1 scholarship by taking MAAR or Dawkins, but they really had to take 1 extra wing player.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Should we have banked||
Should we have banked scholarships instead of taking Spike and Levert. Spike and Levert helped us get to the national title game and Levert could easily become a lottery pick. It's safe to say that the coaches made the right decision to take those guys instead of banking scholarships.
They deserve the benefit of the doubt at this point.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Smotrycz went from shooting||
Smotrycz went from shooting 43% from 3 at Michigan to shooting 37% from 3 at Maryland. Playing in the right system helps maximize talent, like you said.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||If MAAR and Dawkins don't pan||
If MAAR and Dawkins don't pan out and get playing time, they'll probably transfer so that they can play. There's a reason Colton Christian and Carlton Brundidge left, they wanted to get minutes. Offering a scholarship doesn't mean you're necesarily stuck for 4 years if it doesn't work out.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||2 of Beilein's highly touted||
2 of Beilein's highly touted kids were Brundidge and Smotrycz. Recruiting rankings are predicitive but imperfect. They matter, but they're not deterministic. It's to the point where we have to trust Beilein on these late offers. Spike and Levert were both late signing period additions and they've panned out fine.
Both MAAR and Dawkins are good athletes with good size. 2 things you can't coach. I trust the coaches to work with the raw tools.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Next year being a total||
Next year being a total rebuilding effort is overstated.
1 - Walton and Spike (Great platoon at PG)
The way I look at it, that's a fantastic perimiter team that might struggle in the post. Hardly a complete rebuild.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen a lot of bad topics||
I've seen a lot of bad topics on the MGoBoard, hell, I've probably started some of them, but this one is definitely the worst.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Do you have MAAR as a||
Do you have MAAR as a redshirt or just not as a regular rotation guy
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The hoops roster for next||
The hoops roster for next year is set. Either it's Cole, who sits out a year for the transfer, or the scholarship will be banked for next year.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Glenn Robinson III was a 5*||
Glenn Robinson III was a 5* on Rivals on the end of his senior year
I wasn't saying that Dawkins should be a 5* or that he could be as good as GR-III, just that Beilein sees what he likes in a guy and doesn't care about their rankings. Dawkins has a lot of the same traits as GR-III. I'm sure if Dawkins had been committed to UM for a year, he'd be ranked because the talent evaluation sites would've given him a second look.
Again, he's not as good as GR-3, but Beilein went after both guys despite rankings because they possess the traits he values. GR-3 ended up being a lot better.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Really like the pickup.||
Really like the pickup. Reminds me of GR-3. Might not have the same rankings, but remember that Beilein was after GR-3 before he was a 5*.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||My opposition to advertising||
My opposition to advertising is based on the fact that I don't trust the AD to do advertising well. I'm worried that it will turn into a minor league baseball environment rather quickly.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||PEOPLE WANT TO BE ABLE TO||
PEOPLE WANT TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE STADIUM/GAME WITHOUT ALL THE EXCESS BULLSHIT YOU TRY TO PUT IN THE WAY OF FANS ENJOYING THE GAME.
(it seemed like this post really required all caps)
|10 weeks 6 days ago||2012-13 was the National||
2012-13 was the National final season
This past season was 2013-14. Zak Irvin was a freshman this season
|10 weeks 6 days ago||He's been critical of both||
He's been critical of both his playing time and the lack of post-up looks in the offense. 1 of those would be solved, but I think he still wants to go somewhere where he'll get a lot of post up opportunities.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Camp Sanderson and the Euro||
Camp Sanderson and the Euro trip seem pretty important now. Hopefully every returning guy gets in the summer training sessions and hopefully the extra time in Europe helps integrate the freshman quickly.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan's remaining||
Michigan's remaining production from 2012-13. 3 players (Spike, Caris, Max) 24.2 mpg / 5.5 ppg / 3.5 rpg / 1.7 apg
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan only has 3 guys||
Michigan only has 3 guys remaining from that team just 2 years out.
Spike 8.1 mpg 2.1 ppg 0.8 rpg 0.7 apg
Total production remaining from 2012-2013 season
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Dawson didn't drive drunk,||
Sorry I didn't read the whole original post
|11 weeks 18 min ago||Knowledge of consequences are||
Knowledge of consequences are not equivalent. McGary may have thought non-participating players aren't tested or not have known that the punishment for getting caught at the Tourney is vastly different from the penalty at UM.
Dawson had a much greater knowledge of the potential costs than McGary.
|11 weeks 34 min ago||Mitch McGary gets caught by||
Mitch McGary gets caught by school: 1 wk suspension for "team rules". Caught by AAPD: $25 fine. Caught by NCAA: 1 yr suspension
|11 weeks 35 min ago||Michigan's top 6 guys in||
Michigan's top 6 guys in minutes played in the 2012-2013 season are now gone.
McGary, Burke, Hardaway, Stauskas, Robinson - Left Early
Morgan - Graduated
Horford was 9th in minutes played that season behind LeVert and Spike, but he's gone too - 5th yr transfer
|11 weeks 35 min ago||Just think, if the NCAA||
Just think, if the NCAA didn't have this Draconion policy, other college kids might try the pot
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Where's the bailout for Main||
Where's the bailout for Main Street, Dave?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||BiSB: Number 1 in the||
BiSB: Number 1 in the turd-shining power rankings
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||"(Transferring) is something||
"(Transferring) is something that my family has been trying to persuade me to do for four years," Horford said. "So I guess naturally it's always been inevitable -- when people are telling you something all the time."
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||My bad||
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||He's not athletic enough to||
He's not athletic enough to play the 4 in the NBA or big enough to play the 5 in the NBA. He could be a hell of a college player, but he'd have to be as athletic as McGary to have a shot at playing the 4.
If he was a great shooter he'd have a chance at the NBA, but if he was a great shooter, Beilein would've take advantage of that.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||I think he could be a really||
I think he could be a really good college player, but not an NBA player. Unless he has 3 pt range we didn't know about, he's not close to the level of athleticism to play NBA 4 or the size to be a NBA 5. Good college player, not an NBA player.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||Biggest differences from||
Biggest differences from North American sports are promotion/relegation, the lack of playoffs, and international cups/tournaments.
Each country has multiple tiers of professional leagues. At the end of a season, the top 3 teams in one tier move up a tier and the bottom 3 teams move down a tier. It's not accurate to think of these in terms of major and minor leagues, so don't make the mistake of thinking of them that way.
The real prize is to win the league by having the most points at the end of the season (3 pts for a win, 1 for a draw). There are league cups (playoffs) that take place throughout the season that everyone in the league plays in (FA cup in England, Copa del Rey in Spain etc.). Winning the Leage Cup is certainly a big deal, but winning the league is the most important.
The Champions League is the premier international club cup. The top teams in each European league qualify depending on the size/prestige of the league (top 4 in England qualify while teams from smaller leagues like Norway play in play in games). Teams begin by playing in a group stage, much like the world cup, playing home and away fixtures with each team in the group. The top 2 teams from each group advance to knockout stages where Home and Away matches are played with aggregate scoring, in the event of a tie the team with more away goals wins, if away goals are tied, the game goes to extra time/penalties.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||EPL is way deeper than||
EPL is way deeper than Bundesliga. Schalke and Dortmund have taken a step back this year. I'll agree that Bayern is better than anyone in the EPL and last year Dortmund was fantastic, but this year, I wouldn't put the top 7 in the Bundesliga over the top 7 in the EPL
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||I love Jon, but he's not Al||
I love Jon, but he's not Al Horford, despite the fact that his family seems to think he is. Jon's a good player, but he's not an NBA talent.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Someone woke up on the||
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed
|12 weeks 1 day ago||For the record, it was sent||
For the record, it was sent on my behalf, not sent by me.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Go Knights Proud Calvin alum||
Proud Calvin alum c/o 2013
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'll tell u what the NCAA||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Mark Emmert: "Let them eat||
Mark Emmert: "Let them eat cake"
|12 weeks 3 days ago||He signed Josh Smith, so he||
He signed Josh Smith, so he should be fired (I mean, step down)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Beilein's guys will||
Beilein's guys will consistently succeed in the NBA because they'll enter the league with a good head on their shoulders in terms of work ethic and Offensive IQ. Hardaway is having first year success because he has a pro mentality, works hard and plays for the team. GR-3 might not have as impactful a rookie year as Hardaway, but I expect him to be a successful pro for 5+ years
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Has to make his release||
Has to make his release higher and quicker. Also looks long, but not explosive. If he came he's a sure redshirt to put meat on his bones and gain some explosiveness.
That said, after a redshirt, you'd have a good shooter that's 6'6", even if he's not a ball handler/slasher, that's not bad to have at the end of your bench.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If Reggie Evans is on an NBA||
If Reggie Evans is on an NBA roster, Morgan might have a chance. I'm sure he could play in the summer league and have a chance to get on a roster as a 12th guy.
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||Did you read the end. He||
Did you read the end. He says the issue isn't that people aren't following the rules, it's that the rules aren't worth following. If you really care about the kids, you want them to get the money they've earned.
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||Recruiting and retaining||
Recruiting and retaining players aren't the problem right now. It's frustrating to lose guys like Treadwell out of the blue, but Michigan has the talent.
I too am frustrated by Michigan not gaining this advantage, but the disparity in on field success is due to a lot more than bag men.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||APR only cares if the||
APR only cares if the student-athlete leaves in "Good academic standing" not if they graduate. No punishment for leaving early for the pros
|13 weeks 6 days ago||There's no way the footballs||
There's no way the footballs at the bottom are 100+ years old.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, the "game balls" for||
I mean, the "game balls" for wins from the 1800's look like modern Wilson footballs. Look at the ones at the bottom, they have white stitches on them and look brand new
|13 weeks 6 days ago||It should say, a football for||
It should say, a football for every win. No way those are footballs "from every win"
|13 weeks 6 days ago||This new facility is going to||
This new facility is going to be offices, recruiting lounge etc. Not a new stadium
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Proceeds going to new soccer||
Proceeds going to new soccer facility
Last year Chaka Daley brought in 5 of the top 150 recruits in soccer
This year Daley had 2 top-10 commits and 5 of the top 100.
Get ready for Michigan Soccer
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||I think he could play his way||
I think he could play his way into being a lottery pick for sure, but #4 is ridiculously high. If he plays like a top 4 pick next year, expect another elite 8/final 4 season.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Double post||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||1 small thing. If you have||
1 small thing. If you have adblocker installed, you can allow ads on this website so that Brian and company get a little revenue from that.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||You missed something||
You missed something
|15 weeks 2 days ago||NCAA: not an Aaron Craft||
NCAA: not an Aaron Craft jersey. A "Generic Ohio State #4 jersey"
|16 weeks 1 day ago||@GoodmanESPN 2m Mitch McGary||
Mitch McGary then followed it up with: "Its probably going to be a while ... I want to have a long career."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Avery Johnson was a||
Avery Johnson was a successful coach and Bill Simmons is one of the better NBA journalists. I realize they're not the Spurs front office, but their eye for talent is probably better than yours or mine.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The Greek Freak (Giannis||
The Greek Freak (Giannis Antetokounmpo - Bucks) is easily my favorite prospect from this draft class. He might never amount to much, but he has the size/skill potential to be a perennial all-star. Kid's fun to watch.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||All across the country there||
All across the country there have been stories popping up of schools not handling sexual assault cases appropriately. Due to the media attention this case got and the school's unwillingness to speak on the matter, I'm not surprised the DOE is getting involved. Hopefully the school just errs on the side of respecting student privacy and they did everything appropriately.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||If anyone from the football||
If anyone from the football program staff impeded the investigation the team should be punished. I love Michigan Football as much as everyone on this board, but that doesn't mean it's more important than holding rapists responsible.
Hopefully no one from the program was involved, but if they were, they should be held responsible. There are some things more important than football.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Modest Mouse!!!!!!!! Special||
Special K gets forgiven for everything else considering this song got played.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I really hate losing Harris||
I really hate losing Harris and Campbell at this stage, but if they're going to decommit and reevaluate their options I'd rather have them do this now than a year from now.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||UPVOTES FOR EVERY SUFJAN||
UPVOTES FOR EVERY SUFJAN REFERENCE
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||An Al Borges Haiku||
Dear Gorgeous Borges
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I'm hopeful for the future of||
I'm hopeful for the future of the program, but still feel for the guy losing his job. I was rooting for him to go as much as anyone, but it's hard to "celebrate" this man's worst day of his life.
Thanks for the hard work, sorry it didn't work out.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||We went 7-6 and lost to their||
We went 7-6 and lost to their team, I'm not gonna laugh at them for losing in a BCS bowl when we got embarrassed in the SHITTY BUFFALO WINGS COPPER BOWL
That said, I'm glad to watch Urban lose
|31 weeks 2 days ago||How in the world is Josh||
How in the world is Josh Furman still at Michigan next year, hasn't he been here since Moeller
|32 weeks 2 days ago||She can't be worse than||
She can't be worse than Borges and recruiting would only get better
|32 weeks 2 days ago||How Tone-Deaf can Hoke||
How Tone-Deaf can Hoke be?
My only hope for this offseason is that Businessman-Brandon realizes how much fans hate Borges and forces Hoke to fire him and hire a sexy young OC. This may not be a realistic dream, but I have hope Damnit!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Why would they invite any||
Why would they invite any commits or recruits to watch this game. Can't we just pretend it's not happening.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Important to remember that||
Important to remember that this wasn't after a great defensive play, but after a butt fumble
|41 weeks 5 days ago||http://imgur.com/XcEVE9Y The||
The internet wins
|41 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|41 weeks 5 days ago||This is how i feel watching games now|
|43 weeks 17 hours ago||Henceforth all games against||
Henceforth all games against non-BCS and non-FBS teams shall be known as "Donuts" at Michigan.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Russell Wilson is a||
Russell Wilson is a successful NFL QB and you want a taller version of him for a college QB. People need to stop hating on Wilson for his height. I'll take the 5'11" version of Wilson as our college QB because he's doing a great job in the NFL right now. A taller version of Wilson is E.L.I.T.E and on par with Newton level prospect. Yeah that's the ideal, but I'm not ready to pass on a Wilson-type player because of his height
|43 weeks 23 hours ago||Russell Bellomy, although we||
Russel Bellomy, although we haven't been able to see him play much, is supposed to have decent athleticism and mobility. Morris is reported to have decent athleticism and mobility. The coaches recruited both of these guys because they like their entire package, including their athleticism.
Obviously, neither of these guys are dilithium/dual threat/scrambler types, but they're also not Henne/Navarre statues (yes, I remember the Navarre QB screen).
|43 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Chiefs, Saints, Bucs, Lions||
Chiefs, Saints, Bucs, Lions all have a chance to make the playoffs.
Chiefs still have a above average defense and now they have a competent passer (not great) with a good supporting offensive cast. There's no way they beat the Broncos, but they could possible get a wildcard. Plus the Raiders are garbage and the Chargers are underacheivers
Saints and Bucs simply because the NFC South has a high turnover rate. Saints get back Payton and have a great O but will be limited by their D.
Bucs should have a good offense and a better D with Revis coming in. Both teams will have trouble beating the Falcons but should both compete for the Wild Card.
Lions will have a dynamic passing Offense but will be limited by their D. No chance they beat the Packers, but they could easily finish ahead of the Bears and Vikings. Chance to compete for the Wild Card.
I don't see anyone outside of the NFC south having a chance to jump from worst to first.
|44 weeks 10 hours ago||Tate Forcier||
|1 year 1 week ago||I wasn't saying he was bad||
I wasn't saying he was bad before Michigan offered him. I'm saying he didn't have ALL THE STARS when he got offered, showing that we should give the coaches the benefit of the doubt when they offer a guy that the recruting services missed.
|1 year 1 week ago||Whenever people question camp||
Whenever people question camp offers, just remember how Channing Stribling blew up his senior year after he was a lightly scouted camp offer.
|1 year 1 week ago||Several commits from NJ and||
Several commits from NJ and MD in this class. I'd be interested in hearing from all these prospects how the B1G taking MD and RU affected their decisions.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Obviously neither of us||
Obviously neither of us personally know him, so this is all speculation, but I think that since "THE DECISION" there's been a clear shift in how he relates to the media. Much more adversarial and careful now than he was before he left Cleveland.
In regards to your comment about not feeling bad for the medai attention, these papparzzi photographers in LA would be considered stalkers if they didn't sell their photos to the press. I'm all for the First Amendment, but I think it's a travesty that we allow photographers to stalk celebrities when there's obviously laws against stalking for a reason, it's psychologically damaging to the victim.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I'm not saying that||
I'm not saying that celebrities are free from any sort of agency or responsibility, but that if everyone remembered that famous people are still people, we might be more courteous in our interactions with them (not tweeting Ryan Matthews that we want his mother to get AIDS or taking pictures of celebrties inside their own homes). This isn't to say that they have a hard life and our deserving of capturing our bleeding hearts, but we need to be careful to make sure that we're not contributing to a system that causes people to have psychological breakdowns.
Just because someone has had an "easy life" by our standards doesn't mean they are somehow less deserving of "humane" treatment. That is a sort of sociopathic self-justification that opens us up to complete moral relativism.
When celebrities enter the public-sphere of twitter, they open themselves up to a certain level of scrutiny, that is their choice, but that doesn't make death threats and comments about people's mothers somehow justified.
We need to have a clear line regarding proper interaction between us and celebrities, for too many people the line is "well they sign up for this so they should take it all with a smile". We essentially take all culpability away from the mass of consumers and say that the masses can do whatever they want and if anything bad happens it's all on the celebrity.
The fact is that there is an entire industry in this country built around watching celebrities implode and too many people take joy in watching rich and famous people self-destruct. It's barbaric.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||There are people that are||
There are people that are "famous for being famous" and there are people that are famous for being artists. If someone truly love acting or making music or playing a sport they shouldn't have to choose between having their privacy invaded or giving up on their dreams.
For people like Kim Kardashian, they've obviously signed up for this. For people like Lebron James, you can tell they've grown tired of being in the limelight and just want to do what they love without constant scrutiny.
We place the economic value on these roles by cooperating in the system, so acting like their fame gives us the right to do this to them is self-justifying. Basically saying that we get to invade the privacy of whomever we choose to by valuing what they do.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||We Americans seem to have||
We Americans seem to have this idea that if someone is rich or famous we somehow gain the right to scrutinize every part of their life and invade their privacy.
I assume that Manziel wanted to play football because he loves football, not simply because he wanted to be famous for it. For us to put a 20 yr old under the microscope like this is utterly dehumanizing. It's easy to forget that famous people like Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan are still actual humans, but our inhumane treatment of celebrities often leads them to have these sorts of psychological breakdowns.
If we don't "feel sorry" for people that live under this constant media surveillance, we're contributing to the problem that leads many celebrities to essentially go crazy.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Here's Professor Needs a Raise|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Try $50/60 per||
Try $50/60 per month
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The Bird Man's name is||
The Bird Man's name is spelled "Andersen"
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Don't worry, bro. You don't||
Don't worry, bro. You don't sound creepy at all.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||That's literally a modified||
That's literally a modified photograph. The lettering just got a little messed up in the picture modification process
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Unfortunately the resolution||
Unfortunately the resolution is too low on that shot.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Depends how much more I||
Depends how much more I procrastinate
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I can't find any high-res||
I can't find any high-res shots of Q-wash online. If you can find one post it here
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I can't find good high||
I can't find good high quality shots of either of those two plays. If you can find them, post the links here.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Done. Good suggestion.||
Done. Good suggestion.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Glad to see us in on NJ||
Glad to see us in on NJ recruits (as a native Jerseyan). Hotbed of recruiting talent, having Rutgers coming to the B1G must be helpful for reaching out to this talent, knowing that UM will come to NJ every 2 years if they end up in the same division.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Could be bi in the||
Could be bi in the recruitment of Denzel Ward as well
|1 year 22 weeks ago||This is stupid||
Why does everyone hate him, he got suckered and publicly shamed. People should feel bad for him.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't think he knows you||
I don't think he knows you have to have a scholarship offer to commit.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Faith's mother's blog about||
Faith's mother's blog about her daughter's medical struggles:
Disclaimer: a lot of religious stuff on the blog, if you don't want to see it, don't click on it and don't complain. I'm just being the messenger.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Calm the fuck down||
Calm the fuck down
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Sorry for your loss, Brian.||
Sorry for your loss, Brian. Beautifully written and thoughtful piece.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Festivus gift... You're||
You're doing it wrong!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I wouldn't normally correct||
I wouldn't normally correct your use of "straights" instead of "straits" in regards to Maryland's financial situation, but I saw it as an opportunity to post this badass video:
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Downvote for O$U in the||
Downvote for O$U in the title. It's not clever, original, or funny. Just call them OSU or Ohio.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||lol||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Let's refrain from using||
Let's refrain from using "retarded" this way.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Not just a 4 star (which||
Not just a 4 star (which there are upwards of 200 when you add all sites together) he was a consensus top 100 (I think avg. 70 something). Every site knew he was a really good player.
While Stauskas is off to an incredibly hard start, there is no way he can maintain 62% from the floor. I think he could finish above 50% on the year (which would be absolutely incredible) but it is extremely hard to maintain that high a %
|1 year 32 weeks ago||'lil Brown Jug||
'lil Brown Jug
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You say you're waiting to die...||
You say you're waiting to die and you don't link to Townes Van Zandt. I'm disappointed.
Lyrics from the 4th verse of this song:
A friend said he knew where some easy money was
|1 year 33 weeks ago||This punishment is enforced||
This punishment is enforced by a non-goverment entity that OSU voluntarily participates in, meaning the executive branch of the US government can't pardon the offense/punishment.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||As a Yankees fan, I hope the||
As a Yankees fan, I hope the Steinbrenner's buy the sock at auction and burn the fucking thing.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think it's time for this||
I think it's time for this
|1 year 40 weeks ago||What are they "buying" this||
What are they "buying" this week?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Leave Denard's number alone.||
Leave Denard's number alone.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Thorin, thanks for this and||
Thorin, thanks for this and all the other work you do here. Truly the unsung hero of mgoblog.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Helmet numbers. I thought||
Helmet numbers. I thought they were gone, apparently not.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Remember that he fumbled||
Remember that he fumbled TWICE in that game, not just once.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||1995 Stadium shot and I see a||
1995 Stadium shot and I see a lot of guys in tank tops and spapback hats. Imagine if those things ever became popular again.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||In Seth's Dear Diary post||
In Seth's Dear Diary post from 10/24 (http://mgoblog.com/content/dear-diary-football-coming) he highlights a diary by ZooWolverine titled "On Turnovers & Randomness" (http://mgoblog.com/diaries/turnovers-and-randomness).
In the Dear Diary post, Seth said "The result: some skill involved in interceptions, but fumbles will still go 57-43 to the defense, and if you got something else it's luck."
In the actual diary, I can't find that claim, so I guess I'm just curious as to what Seth was saying then.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Random note not worthy of a||
Random note not worthy of a thread, Stevie Brown will make the Giants final roster as a safety (not as a LB, but a safety). As a Giants fan I'm worried
Hearing S Stevie Brown will be on the Giants' final 53. Roster will be officially announced later today.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||That game is one of the 3||
That game is one of the 3 Michigan games I've been to in my life.
Unfortunately it's the one I remember best.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||This has been the longest||
This has been the longest summer of my life.
I've been doing slow and tedious statistcal analysis for a socilogy research assitantship.
I've been looking forward to the start of College, NFL, and European Football (Futbol)
And I've been counting down the days to my 21st birthday (next Thursday)
Now it's the last day of my tedious statistical research
The eve of Michigan Bama
And the week of my 21st.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||IIRC, the average fumble||
IIRC, the average fumble recovery rate for a defense is around 58%. So you are predicting not just a regression toward the mean, but a movement well past the mean. While I would also predict a significant drop in percentage recovered, I'd still predict a little bit over the mean (probably around 60%) simply due to the fact that we have the grittiest gritty mcgritterson of all time (Kovacs), who simply by being on the field has to put us above average in this category.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Considering that Rutgers is||
Considering that Rutgers is the "Scarlet Knights", I really like the changeup of the helmet to look more like armor. Really cool IMO
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I live out on the west side||
I live out on the west side of the state and I see a ton of people here that are die-hard fans, but have no connection to the university or knowledge of the team. I've known people that live and die with the outcome of the game, but don't even know who Thomas Rawls or Courtney Avery are.
Also, one of my friends who thinks he knows everything about Michigan Football who tried to tell me that Kovacs was awful at the start of last season. I got him to eat some crow by now.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I was born on September 6,||
I was born on September 6, 1991 in Northeast New Jersey. Just days before my birth my father was in Queens, New York witnessing one of the most memorable performances in American Men's Tennis history.
Being a die-hard sports fan now I could not blame my father if he had missed my birth to see this.
Also, I'm the third child, so that probably played a role in the decision as well.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||For those that still don't||
For those that still don't see the error and are becoming increasingly confused, it's because the word should be parity here.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||The Price is Wrong Bob|
|1 year 45 weeks ago||But he's related to Jim||
But he's related to Jim Harbaugh, surely Jim can make some room on the moral highground for his brother-in-law.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||What Ace Williams is to||
What Ace Williams is to Michigan sports reporters Bleacher Report is to sports websites.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||What's the exchange rate for||
What's the exchange rate for wins between the States and Ireland right now. Maybe their 8 wins translates to 11 wins in Ireland, that would really blow the recruits away.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I was just about to post||
I was just about to post this, quite the glowing endorsement of our coach from an outside perspective.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Yay, petty name calling. It||
Yay, petty name calling. It always shows how clever and sophistocated someone is when they can take someone's name and slightly change it to become something much worse.
Well done pooperstringer
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Been to Uconn's stadium: Awful||
I went to UCONN's stadium for a USA v. Czech Republic soccer game in 2010. The stadium was bad and the parking was awful. I drove up from NJ for the game and it took us 3 hours to get from the highway to a parking spot. It was so bad that we decided to just hang out in the stadium for the post game show (got Alexi Lalas' autograph) and to hang out around the team buses after that (got a picture with Clint Dempsey) (I know cool story bro).
Anyway, the stadium is small and not a good place to watch a game, and the gameday staff for parking was horrendous, a lot of the parking was in a neighboring Cabela's parking lot and the rest was on a big field that had one single lane running through it that they would let cars on. My advice is get there ridiculously early (7 hours before kickoff) tailgate and get a great spot and leave right afterwards, otherwise plan on staying there for 3 hours after the game's over.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||The dream of the 90's is alive|
|1 year 46 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||It looks like UM, MSU, OSU,||
It looks like UM, MSU, OSU, and Wisconsin might be able to have pretty good teams in both of the money sports. These four seem to be carrying the Big Ten right about now.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Speaking of "in the name of America"||
As much crap as we give Stanzi for this, what a stupid question asked by Chris Myers.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Obligatory E:60 Story||
I imagine everyone on this board knows the story, but for the 1 or 2 people that don't.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Mgoshirt says it best||
Brock is the 1%
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Left work at 4 because my||
Left work at 4 because my boss left early. Crack open Founder's Centennial and watch last night's episode of Suits (feautring the gorgeous Meghan Markle)
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Who does he remind me of:||
Who does he remind me of: Antonio Gates
Gates is an inch shorter with similar athleticism for the position with good big hands. Gates plays at about 260, but he was probably lighter than that when he entered the NFL (he played college basketball).
I think Funchess could be a similar sort of receiving threat to Gates (Yeah, that good).
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I think most people are ready||
I think most people are ready to give up on ESPN after the gratuitious Tebow coverage and the prominence of Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.
These reasons plus recent plagarism (http://deadspin.com/espn-plagiarism/) are leading me to give up on ESPN except for live sports and the occasional Around the Horn or PTI.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Seriously, just plain red||
Seriously, just plain red would've been bad enough, but that thing is full on Scarlet and Grey.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||He talked about a "failure to||
He talked about a "failure to communicate" with the Fab Five. If he was talking to them about not gambling or shaving points, and they didn't do those things, I don't know why he would feel this way. Unless he also discusses improper benefits, or he doesn't know what they did wrong.
Edit: Nevermind, I read further along about how he stressed good judgement and integrity. Jumped the gun here.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I was born and raised in New||
I was born and raised in New Jersey, but my parents were both from West Michigan and my father was a season ticket holder for Football before moving east. I was born to be a Michigan fan and watching games was always something that my Father and I would do together on Saturdays. We've been able to go to a couple games together in the big house (including 2008 Toledo, a painful game that game that brought us even closer together), and I look forward to going to the UM basketball Pre-season NIT game with him this Thanksgiving in NYC and the 2013 football game at UCONN (hooray for UM trips to the East Coast).
Growing up in New Jersey, where College football is not a big deal, I always stood out for my die-hard following of the Maize and Blue. People in my school always knew me as "the Michigan kid" as I think I wore a Michigan shirt, hat, sweatshirt, or jacket just about every day. While my fanhood for the Giants, Yankees, or Nets never got much attention, my love for the Wolverines got the attention of others.
Although my mother is the only one in my family to have ever taken classes at UM (some grad classes for Education, she never ended up getting that degree) we are still a family of UM loyalists. I'm going to be a senior in Undergrad this year and UM will probably be one of two schools not on the East Coast that I will be applying ot for grad school.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I look at that map and it||
I look at that map and it reminds me that Brady Hoke likes to recruit the midwest first and foremost.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||UM Defense's motto for||
UM Defense's motto for 2012:
Go with the flow
|1 year 47 weeks ago||INTEGRITY!||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||In the very sentence where||
In the very sentence where you pointed out that the author really likes commas, you included five.
I'm going to choose to look at this as your way of showing us how silly all those commas look and not as the pot calling the kettle black.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Saban's only redeeming||
Saban's only redeeming quality, he was too good for MSU
|1 year 47 weeks ago||CJK5H||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Gooner here. This sucks.||
Gooner here. This sucks. Losing Cesc to Barca was one thing as thats the club he grew up with. Losing guys like Clichy, Nasri, and now RVP is just getting old. I'm tired of seeing our best talent leave.
Oh well, this is what you get when your team tries to not lose money every year. Here's to hoping that Cazorla, Giroud, and Podolski all outperform expectations and that Wilshere plays more that 15 EPL matches.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Huge year for Roh||
This article and the earlier countdown to kickoff video about Roh both highlight a change in diet that I haven't really heard about before. If he really is feeling that much better physically and if he has been completely bought into the program through spring and fall conditioning/camp and he gets a second year in this defensive system I am expecting him to really come up big.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||If you ever want to post an||
If you ever want to post an image just right-click and select "copy image URL"
|1 year 47 weeks ago||1 of 5 regional covers I'm||
1 of 5 regional covers I'm pretty sure. I saw McCarron on one as well. They always do this for their preview editions, someone from each region of the country and send those covers to those regions. If you want a Denard cover you either have to be in the midwest or go hunting for one.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Yes, the two things he did||
Yes, the two things he did right were signing with the Ravens and not throwing it enough to lose it for his team.
You must be under the age of 18 if you're trying to defend Dilfer's abilities as a QB. He was a below average NFL starter that Brian Billick knew could come in and hand the ball off and not throw it to the other team too much.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I have argued||
I have argued that Trent Dilfer is a better qb than Dan Marino though based on the only stat that matters, rings.
When I have made this argument I was being completely facetious, just making sure no one here takes me too seriously.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||No||
The Giants scored 7 points and he had Jamal Lewis (a 1300 yard rusher that year) behind him. Any NFL roster QB that year would have won on that team.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Trent Dilfer's career stats||
Trent Dilfer's career stats:
113 starts (58-55)
I hope that Shane learns nothing from this guy about how to play qb.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I hear Mike Jones is pretty funny too||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Yeah, I play DE, so what||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I like your sleeves|
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Any title that uses ellipses||
Any title that uses ellipses is generally not specific enough to accurately tell people what the post is about......
|1 year 47 weeks ago||He be speaking florida||
He be speaking florida
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Between two ferns, clever. I||
Between two ferns, clever. I love that this blog can make jokes like that.
+1 for the internetz.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||The punt is the most||
The punt is the most important play in football.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||KEYS||
Changes/new guys on both lines:
Games played by the Offensive backfield:
Those are my three biggest areas of concern
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Evidence of DH's linebackeritude||
If Rex Ryan wants to sign you to a 4 year $36 million dollar extension to be one of the cogs of his defense, it means that you're a damn good linebacker. Saying that Demens is not the next Harris is not all that insulting.
That said, hopefully he takes a similar senior jump to Harris. We should not necesarrily be hoping for the same type of MIKE as Harris (Run stopper v. coverage) but hopefully one that amazes us in UFR just as much.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||WHOA! Karsch is going way||
Karsch is going way off script here, he ended with a "Good luck" instead of his signature "Besta luck". This is insanity.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||RS JR||
This is his 4th year at UM, he could get it this spring
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Breaking news||
I tweeted at Mike Rothstein asking him if he had any idea when ESPN would release new 2013 b-ball ranking and he responded "soon".