in town for free camps
|5 days 7 hours ago||Lame bro. I rushed the BEFORE||
Lame bro. I rushed the BEFORE it was cool.
Man, that game. I went into my room and sat on my bed and just held my head in my hands for a while after that. What...the...fuck?!
|5 days 11 hours ago||Almost as excited for MBB as||
Almost as excited for MBB as I am for the football season
|5 days 18 hours ago||Nothing new here. We already||
Nothing new here. We already knew the 49ers are going to suck this year and that Jed York is a d-bag. This is not thread worthy.
|5 days 19 hours ago||"Given the high profile of||
"Given the high profile of this site I don't see why people think it's so completely inconceivable that people with actual sources would post things on scout and rivals but not here."
That's not the worry. Given the high profile of this site, can't you also see why some people who are just talking out their ass would like to be worshipped as some news-breaking inside source? Not saying that's the case with this guy, but I don't know either way. I'm not aware of him posting anything here before that had inside info like this. There was a guy last season saying stuff about the team, I think something about playbooks, that a bunch of people immediately took as gospel. He posted other stuff as well and I'm pretty sure it turned out he was full of it.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Funny how PeterKlima makes||
Funny how PeterKlima makes this post to supposedly make a statement about how it's not worthy of a thread and then it gets a bunch of comments. Note to the OP: If you wanna make a thread you think isn't worthy, don't make it about Harbaugh.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I thought Ace was taking a||
I thought Ace was taking a week off.
|1 week 16 hours ago||You do realize he's had a||
You do realize he's had a bunch of injuries and THAT might be the reason he hasn't been the star we hoped for? I mean, it was apparently bad enough that the staff didn't think he should be playing anymore...
|1 week 17 hours ago||"There is no reason to do a||
"There is no reason to do a story about your feelings on the situation unless you want the spotlight."
Or because he thought he wasn't being treated fairly and wanted to speak about it. He didn't bomb the whole program. He didn't go on a twitter war like that Illinois player. Pipkins said his piece and I have no problem with that. He's upset he's not playing football and not playing with his teammates anymore. This is not like Boren at all. Boren shit on all his teammates and transferred to OSU.
You say he has no evidence, but his evidence is his own body. Yes, he may be wrong and living dangerously playing with multiple concussions, but he has a nervous system. He can feel.
|1 week 2 days ago||Shit like that really does||
Shit like that really does prevent me from being a bigger soccer fan I feel. Yes, there's some flopping in the NBA, but it's not that bad and it's fairly recent. And I don't watch the NBA anyway. Also, a guy flopping doesn't result in some 15-minute bullshit argument that stops the game for so long.
It really wouldn't be that hard to cut down on it. Just need stronger diving rules, perhaps even after the game with some officials making the call.
|1 week 2 days ago||Harbaugh is so powerful he||
Harbaugh is so powerful he can build a pipeline without approval from Congress.
|1 week 2 days ago||"I was a weekend drinker. I'd||
"I was a weekend drinker. I'd start on Saturday and end on Friday."
|1 week 3 days ago||"What does academic prestige||
"What does academic prestige do for an academic institution?"
No, that's not my question. I worded it very poorly. What I should have said is how does being in the AAU raise their prestige? Does it actually make them a better university or have better professors? It seems a school joining the AAU just gets to now say it's an AAU member because you fit some criteria.
Anyway, Nebraska isn't in the AAU. They were kicked out in 2011. So I guess the B1G doesn't actually have those standards anymore. Is Michigan really worse off because of that?
Wikipedia's AAU page also lists them as former members so I guess nothing has changed.
It seems Stanford and Cal do fine with their academic reputations without worrying about their football teams playing other football teams who attend schools that aren't as prestigious.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hate the idea of a 16-team||
I hate the idea of a 16-team conference. The West is barely a part of our conference anymore right now. Hopefully will feel a bit different with more conference games.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well, at least they were||
Well, at least they were dominating the North division when they were there. And I think they can recruit better in the Big 12 because of the Texas connection.
What does the academic prestige actually do to Nebraska in practical terms?
I agree though all the reasons they left in the first place seem the same, mainly Texas.
EDIT: "As others have noted, significant revelation today about the Big 12's TV deal. If everyone's share is guaranteed, expansion far more viable" - Stewart Mandel's twitter
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, but with how ND has||
Yes, but with how ND has partially joined the ACC and conferences and conference championships seem very helpful for getting into the playoff, it seems things have changed. The thing about all the repeated attempts to get ND in the past is that nothing was any different year after year. Realignment and the playoff especially seem to have changed things. Would be great if we could replace Nebraska with ND. No idea about how open ND really is to it though.
|1 week 3 days ago||Made room how? Some people||
Made room how?
At what point would we be oversigning and just kicking kids off to make room?
|1 week 4 days ago||That must have been a long||
That must have been a long time ago. I haven't seen him in forever. I thought maybe he just left. What finally got him kicked off? Just more of the same and wouldn't stop? I'm not sure I ever formed that much of an opinion on him because it seemed everything was tl;dr.
|1 week 4 days ago||Like War and Peace, but long.||
Like War and Peace, but long.
|1 week 4 days ago||OK, Ace Williams.||
OK, Ace Williams.
|1 week 4 days ago||Now this is something that||
Now this is something that can be evaluated. I wouldn't be very happy being a Bo Pelini Nebraska team. I wouldn't accept oversigning. What happened in the post Ace talked about? Eh, I thought it was bad. I'd definitely prefer that it doesn't happen and I'd hope Harbaugh would be put under some pressure. I would definitely accept a few recruits who the staff thought they don't need anymore because of higher-ranked guys knocking on the door if they had already committed. Would rather the staff waited until the next cycle to start picking higher-hanging fruit even if signing up a couple mediocre players cost us a win (don't see how it'd cost more than that for a couple guys who are just so-so).
EDIT: Reading who Gameboy was originally replying to and what he said, I'm not sure we really disagree at all actually. I don't think Harbaugh should be fired if he does like he did in Stanford in 2010, but I would like to hear some pointed questions from the media that would cause him to back off of doing that in the future and hopefully a conversation with Hackett behind closed doors (that we would probably never catch wind of).
|1 week 4 days ago||Win what exactly? The Hoke||
Win what exactly? The Hoke question was a serious one. What win percentage or number of B1G titles over X number of years would you be happy with? Can you name a coach who is winning conference titles regularly that treats kids well according to your criteria?
Again, it's great that you have standards, but it's easy to have standards on overcommitting without having standards on winning. Clearly teams who do shady shit are at an advantage.
|1 week 4 days ago||I hope you're wrong. I would||
I hope you're wrong. I would be extremely disappointed. Even yanking an offer just before Signing Day would be less egregious but still really shitty. At least that recruit wasn't a part of team yet and has other options.
|1 week 4 days ago||Most moms aren't 6'3" either.||
Most moms aren't 6'3" either.
|1 week 4 days ago||Especially in Quebec.||
Especially in Quebec.
|1 week 4 days ago||How about down here at the||
How about down here at the pawn shop?
|1 week 4 days ago||That's ridiculous. So much||
That's ridiculous. So much hindsight in there. You're blaming Carr for announcing his retirement before his career actually ended? That happens all the time. You can't blame him for the Miles' media fiasco blowing up or Bill Martin being on a boat. From your post, it sounds like Carr was irresponsible for not literally looking into the future.
|1 week 4 days ago||You're stupid!||
|1 week 4 days ago||The Smoky Mountains area||
The Smoky Mountains area (beautiful by the way, Cherohola Skyway!) was definitely the most redneck area I've been to. I remember we walked into some restaurant or fast food place and got a bunch of looks when people heard us talking and knew we weren't from around there. It was weird. It's the same looks I've gotten traveling in Asia, except, ya know, I was in America still.
EDIT: Not that anyone cares but this must be some kind of record for me. This is like the 20th post I've made today. Guess that's what happens when you're on vacation but have no responsibilities, like raising a family.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's true. That's why this||
It's true. That's why this generation of youth is called the "ME generation". Oh, no wait, that was the 60's...
To be fair, I do think we're getting more and more egotistical. It's just that it's been going on for a long time and it's stupid to blame it all on rap. If you wanted to point to one specific thing, I'd pick cameras that allow us to take photos of ourselves and what we're doing at every moment over rap music.
|1 week 4 days ago||I actually went to a club in||
I actually went to a club in Saigon this past winter and basically got treated like royalty. It was fucking WEIRD. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing every time I saw an employee light someone's cigarette or pour my shots for me or escort me to the bathroom or even be the ones turning the water on and off at the sink.
And to be fair, that's kind of how that recruit looks. I'd like to think I wouldn't be so wowed and would think it's absurd. Except for the women. I would definitely enjoy that part.
|1 week 4 days ago||She is definitely a booster.||
She is definitely a booster. Those are obviously implants.
|1 week 4 days ago||Everything about recruiting||
Everything about recruiting seems weird to me.
|1 week 4 days ago||Love that movie||
Love that movie
|1 week 4 days ago||Also not a lawyer, but how||
Also not a lawyer, but how has he really been damaged? Can you base it off of talking heads on ESPN discussing his legacy? I wouldn't think anyone actually cares enough that sponsors would back off of him.
|1 week 4 days ago||I certainly enjoy the||
I certainly enjoy the "Nickelback is the worst band ever" meme, but really, there a hundred other songs on pop radio just as bad.
|1 week 4 days ago||Damn, and it was a buckeye||
Damn, and it was a buckeye that beat me to it. The first thing that came into my mind was that B1G commercial with the coaches when RR says, "Have you seen our helmets?"
Seriously though, those traditions are what makes Michigan "special", along with, yes, winning a lot of football games. Michigan isn't famous because we haven't had sketchy grashirting. I fucking love Michigan football. Having said that, if you're on some sanctimonious kick where you think Michigan is above reproach in all regards while everyone else is using prostitutes and bags of cash, then you're just going down the delusional road to a cult like ND or JoePa at Penn State. I don't want Harbaugh to do any real sketchy stuff, but Michigan football isn't my moral and spiritual guide. I don't think all OSU grads go to work at McDonald's (and I hate shitting on people who work at McDonald's), and I don't think all opposing coaches are evil. I mostly just hate the oversigning that genuinely fucks over players.
EDIT: That was a bit of a rant and goes beyond what you said so don't take that as all personally directed at you, black and white avatar guy whose username I don't recall right now.
|1 week 4 days ago||Things were so slimy back||
Things were so slimy back then that Craig James even got away with killing 5 hookers...allegedly.
|1 week 4 days ago||No, we wouldn't, but I||
No, we wouldn't, but I actually don't think a lot of coaches are as evil and slimy as so many here make them out to be. Bama and oversigning, sure. Nothing Meyer has done has been terribly egregious though. Dantonio's worst offense seems to be bringing back criminals with almost no punishment.
|1 week 4 days ago||"bitching about the messenger||
"bitching about the messenger pointing out reality because it doesn't jive with your homerdom embodies the laziest parts of the internet and, well, this community."
Or humanity? I agree with your post overall, but it gets annoying when people act like a bunch of common biases and flaws in reasoning are somehow special to mgoblog and not the world at large.
|1 week 4 days ago||Admirable, but in that case,||
Admirable, but in that case, do you wish we had just kept Hoke?
The post is slightly unnerving, but it's really not that bad. It's not oversigning. And no, it may not be completely level, but recruits do change their minds all the time as well. Either way, regardless of where a recruit is committed to, it'd be wise of them to have fallback plans. I know I waffle on pulling the trigger too much sometimes, and if I was a recruit with dreams of the NFL, I'd be finding out as much as possible about every possible school. Unless maybe I was 17...
|1 week 4 days ago||You realize the problem with||
You realize the problem with Alabama isn't that they're overcommitting but that they're oversigning, right? Oversigning is much worse IMO.
|1 week 4 days ago||Also agreed. Ace makes it||
Also agreed. Ace makes it sound like straight up revoking the offer is worse than cutting off contact, but I think it's the other way 'round, especially when that recruit talked about how the part that took the longest was wondering what the hell was up with Stanford.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why would a kid not get a||
Why would a kid not get a scholarship at all? Signing Day is when the signing starts, not when it ends. A kid still has plenty of time. Yes, a lot of schools are full, but there are still a ton of schools that will have scholarships available for various reasons. Rudock had plenty of options. And I doubt the remaining schools would really be so beneath a recruit who's getting let go in the first place because he doesn't appear to be all that good.
I'm not condoning what Harbaugh apparently did, and I actually think in a lot of ways it's worse to leave the kid hanging than to just revoke the scholarship offer so at least they know the situation, but I don't think the situation is as dire for a recruit as you make it sound.
|1 week 4 days ago||So do you think multiple||
So do you think multiple recruits lied about communication shutting down?
|1 week 4 days ago||I predict that Ace will soon||
I predict that Ace will soon know "Hello" in 78 languages after Harbaugh starts bringing in recruits from all over the world.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not qualified to have an||
I'm not qualified to have an opinion on film, and some guys here don't think he's that great of an athlete apparently, but it does say in the post he has good hips. A 6'3" CB with fluid hips sounds like a pretty good starting point to me.
|1 week 4 days ago||Hey now. Blind, one-armed,||
Hey now. Blind, one-armed, Lithuanian stump-dwarves are good glue guys. You need those guys on your team.
I certainly don't see this post and think Richard Sherman but French Canadian! However, I'm not upset at all about it either. You can't teach size and athleticism, and Harbaugh has gotten some good athletes with good size that he can mold. How much does Harbaugh really have to make up for in terms of coaching up in regards to this guy vs. a guy well scouted and with good rankings but blowing up against really bad competition and ultimately still raw?
Again, can't say I'm excited, but I can't say I'm worried either.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't really check his||
I don't really check his twitter, but hot takes are about the only thing you can do on there it seems.
|1 week 5 days ago||I certainly won't protest||
I certainly won't protest more content, but I actually wouldn't be all that interested in hearing from current coaches, except Harbaugh of course. Coachspeak gets pretty boring. I usually just quickly skim pressers during football season. And I think Brian would have to be too serious to do a podcast like that. I mentioned the Audible podcast with Mandel and Feldman and the stuff I have skipped over there is interviews with current coaches. Retired/former coaches do tend to let loose a bit though.
However, I do like the idea of other B1G bloggers. Would be cool to get a guy from BHGP or Sippin on Purple or whatever that NW blog is that Brian sometimes talks about. And Ramzy as I mentioned before. Especially if we play that blogger's team in the coming week. Would be useful as a preview.
|1 week 5 days ago||Is that still snow in the||
Is that still snow in the stands? Wow. I forget how late Michigan winters can extend.
|1 week 5 days ago||And how were his stats||
And how were his stats compared to the rest of the WR corps? I don't think he's going to be Braylon or anything, but he's still just a junior and has played on teams with some of the worst passing offense in Michigan history.
|1 week 5 days ago||He was probably negged for||
He was probably negged for defending JoePa in that other thread.
|1 week 6 days ago||"Their star player Arturo||
"Their star player Arturo Vidal (juventus) was arrested for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari while leaving a casino after the second group game, has not been suspended"
Can't say I'm surprised.
If they win the Copa, I'm pretty sure he receives a "get out of manslaughter free" Monopoly card in case he needs it down the road (see what I did there?).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He doesn't give any rationale. I can't see any||
He doesn't give any rationale. I can't see any reason Ferentz would be against this except that he has a reputation as a curmudgeon to uphold. Also, he makes it sound like Harbaugh is doing it to showboat, not to get recruits' attention.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He's been in the HTTV and his||
He's been in the HTTV and his blog is linked in his signature.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Come on, man. Harbaugh's an||
Come on, man. Harbaugh's an awesome coach and I'm not worried about the low stars, but some players from this class won't even come close to making an impact on the field. Because that's how it goes for any recruiting class for any school, even Alabama.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||MeanJoe went to Camp||
MeanJoe went to Camp Sanderson and got skrong
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good point on some of the||
Good point on some of the writings here. Even if I wasn't a Michigan fan I'd like to come here for Brian's take on soccer, college football and sports in general, or the B1G at large.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You're saying that to the guy||
You're saying that to the guy with a post that has possibly the most upvotes I've seen for an OP. I don't think there's a lot of agreement with you.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's kind of my worry,||
That's kind of my worry, because of the scholarship crunch going on. I don't have any problem with the staff getting under-the-radar recruits that they've evaluated in person and fit what they're looking for (high IQ, versatile), but I also still think you could get a lot of guys like that who are already 4 and 5 stars and more likely to pan out. I just hope the staff hasn't been too gung ho about things when they should have been a bit more judicious. Hard to say how many scholarships will be available in the future though.
I don't think we will start 6-0 though. Would think the team will slip up at some point with inconsistency, especially against Utah.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Showing off his massive||
Showing off his massive balls.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not one to analyze||
I'm not one to analyze scouting film, but I wouldn't call his speed deceptive. He looks pretty damn fast for a QB. Faster but not as big and strong as Dak I'd say.
As Monkey House says, I also doubt he'll be our starting QB. Wouldn't surprise me to see him run some option sometime or be in for goal-line situations. Otherwise I figure he'll play elsewhere.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaughl...rolls right off||
Harbaughl...rolls right off the tongue and into your heart.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||His name is Robert Paulson!||
His name is Robert Paulson!
EDIT: Ah, beaten to it below.
Anyway, another versatile player. Good to see Harbaugh recruit some dual-threat QBs as well.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Did you really use the "I||
Did you really use the "I only talk about RR when other people talk about RR" excuse for a post you created yourself?
Also, it may be today's date, and I haven't seen the video, but from what you wrote there is literally no new information. Water is still wet.
EDIT: From what I've read below the video itself isn't new either.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||+1 Insightful||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||*raback||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh might not develop any real animosity with||
Harbaugh might not develop any real animosity with Urban, but it's hard not to think Harbaugh and Dantonio are going to get real heated with each other after a game in the next couple years.
Having said that, it's hard seeing that as a dig once I saw the video.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Actually some here are basically saying stars||
Actually some here are basically saying stars don't matter...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You might think that but I don't. Usain bolt is a||
You might think that but I don't. Usain bolt is a world class athlete but you're insane if you think he could just walk on to a football field and be a great receiver without any coaching
|3 weeks 1 day ago||How exactly do you get ready||
How exactly do you get ready for the upcoming season?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||WD's like fucking 19 years||
WD's like 19 years old right? Good God. Half this blog was probably getting drunk 4 days a week at his age and now everyone's so wise to tell him to stop researching Michigan sports when most of the people here post just as much as he does.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's more like a||
I think it's more like a well-wisher, in that it doesn't wish me any particular harm.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||lol yeah it seemed like a||
lol yeah it seemed like a dating ad at times.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I thought Robin Thicke died||
I thought Robin Thicke died for a minute there.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Uhh...another /s? RR's O-line||
RR's O-line recruiting was a total disaster and people here wanted Funk gone, especially 2 years ago.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Did he just shoot himself in||
Did he just shoot himself in the ass?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well no that petition isn't||
Well no that petition isn't evidence of PC run amok, but there are plenty of examples of people being fired, forced out, harassed, etc. because of views that I don't think are all that bad.
Yes, it's clearly a minority, but it's very, very vocal.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"he's openly intolerant of||
"he's openly intolerant of ANYONE who isn't intolerant of them as a people." How so? Dude always has people on his show he doesn't agree with, often strongly.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That means you're a racist.||
That means you're a racist.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I expected worse after that||
I expected worse after that comment. Looked fine. Nothing wrong with a simple design. Better than a site with way too much shit on it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh must produce his own electrolytes.||
Harbaugh must produce his own electrolytes. Couldn't imagine running around in that heat in khakis and a longsleeve shirt.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Eh. probably better for recruiting anyway for UM||
Eh. probably better for recruiting anyway for UM to be the ones doing the hands-on work
|3 weeks 5 days ago||http://theconcourse.deadspin.||
Deadspin's take has more video
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously. Don't get why so||
Seriously. Don't get why so many people are pissed off at you like you're being some fascist. I have a tattoo on my chest and don't regret it all, but it's hard to imagine me being happy with a tattoo on my chest if 16 or 17-year-old me was the one allowed to choose it.
Getting a tattoo is not like dyeing your hair or getting a piercing. Tattoo removal is good business.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"You ain't from round here are ya||
"You ain't from round here are ya boy?"
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"When you say something is||
"When you say something is "retarded," what you are implying is that people with disabilities are stupid or worthless."
So are mentally retarded people actually highly intelligent instead? I don't use retarded mainly because it's just going to cause comments like yours, but it's hard to find something wrong with it. IQ is a bell curve. People at the lowest end are mentally retarded. People not quite that low are stupid. But for some reason, saying something is stupid is OK, but retarded isn't. It's odd when you think about it. If you're just pretty dumb, then it's no problem referring to something like that and you get no protections or sympathy. But if you're really retarded, then anyone who mentions a word referring to being retarded is hateful.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But stupid people can be||
But stupid people can be referred to as stupid.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I can't tell if this is part||
I can't tell if this is part of the show or they just really caught that on a broadcast. I'd believe either one.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Man. The ending there sounds just like a bad||
Man. The ending there sounds just like a bad trip.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||...Why would you have an email specifically for||
...Why would you have an email specifically for junk mail? And a separate one for spam?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||or did i miss the||
or did i miss the /s?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||+1 Informative?||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Does Incognito always have||
Does Incognito always have his shirt off?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't realize he barely||
Didn't realize he barely played. Could still be ready but not as sure now.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just posting here so I||
I'm just posting here so I can get downvoted too by whoever is doing that to literally everyone.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever. Harbaugh has offended far more people||
Whatever. Harbaugh has offended far more people with how he coaches in-game.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. If Wagner is ready to||
Agreed. If Wagner is ready to play, and it seems he is given the competition he's faced, does it make any sense playing Irvin primarily at the 4?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"Michigan under Hoke||
"Michigan under Hoke threatened in none of these categories."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||lol true. He's fairly entertaining for a sports||
lol true. He's fairly entertaining for a sports announcer.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Huh? What he said doesn't imply he won't change||
Huh? What he said doesn't imply he won't change the channel if mark may isn't there
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Melvin Gordon only had 4||
Melvin Gordon only had 4 rushes in the 2nd half of the LSU game. It wasn't at all the case that LSU shut him down.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||"take a quick look in a||
"take a quick look in a mirror, and tell me you don't feel bad about yourself. If not, maybe this place is no longer for me, after 7 years."
He wasn't just saying it's kind of weird. He thinks we should all feel bad and is offended enough that he wants to leave the blog. Yes, I do think homophobia has something to do with that.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Those guys all must have the worst luck trying to||
Those guys all must have the worst luck trying to get laid. Bless their poor souls.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Don't get what your deal is. Are you a raging||
Don't get what your deal is. Are you a raging homophobe or what? I'm not gay, but Doyle especially is impressively jacked. I'm definitely jealous. I have a feeling you wouldn't say stuff like that if someone had posted a photo of some M athlete with their hot girlfriend or wife.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||OvaltineDevotee||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Brian has posted stuff from that blog plenty. I'm||
Brian has posted stuff from that blog plenty. I'm sure he didn't spend hours searching for someone making a reference to Hoke. And he never claimed it was becoming widely used. He specifically mentions that one blog called it that.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What does OCD have to do with||
What does OCD have to do with annoying people who care too much about which equipment supplier we use?
It's actually the first time I've posted in one of the multiple Nike/Adidas threads that happen every day. I did it because of that one guy who made a post specifically to complain about people joking about jnco, fubu, etc.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Jnco for the||
Jnco for the win
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I drove through Ohio with Michigan plates a few||
I drove through Ohio with Michigan plates a few times when I was going to school in PA and never had any issues. Maybe a few cops are more likely to nab you for speeding, but I don't get why people think they're going to end up dead simply by driving in the state.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. The list basically||
Agreed. The list basically reads as HARBAUGH and we want to see player X play football and coach Y coach.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Does everyone else hate the||
Does everyone else hate the layout of the site? SI is doing this too. So much space taken up by shit I don't care to see. The scores and ESPN tab at the top take up almost a quarter of the page. If I wanna see baseball scores, I can go look. I don't need it there constantly. Hate having the page so crowded with this unnecessarily small window of the stuff I actually I want to look at. Same goes for the damn headlines on the left taking up a quarter of the page.
#4 doesn't even fully fit in the window. Not that it's interesting but still.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Actually I downvoted you too.||
Actually I downvoted you too. For those coming later, Ty's original post was "Butthurt much OP?" Not sure what it was referring to but was obvious flamebait.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Accidental contact||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well, prices have gone||
Well, prices have gone certainly gone up since then. Have the student-athlete benefits? Honest question.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I expect your report on dog||
I expect your report on dog anal glands on this board in no less than 3 days.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I like the song too actually,||
I like the song too actually, but I don't like piped-in music. Would rather get chills from singing The Victors and winning.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Funny. I had 6 OB's on||
Funny. I had 6 OB's on Saturday.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My brother's dad (we have||
My brother's dad (we have different fathers but the same mother) said something similar after Vietnam. Said he'd never get on a plane again and never has.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Besides, DB was there the whole time. Why wouldn't||
Besides, DB was there the whole time. Why wouldn't he have been all over Hoke about it from the beginning?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Come on. I hated DB but I really don't think he||
Come on. I hated DB but I really don't think he was telling Hoke to run more manball.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Good point. Denard was only a true sophomore in||
Good point. Denard was only a true sophomore in RRs final season.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't call him an underachiever but to be||
I wouldn't call him an underachiever but to be fair he said relative to the talent. I still think that's unfair but not completely ludicrous. I definitely appreciate Carr more than I did before, though I always did like him.
Having said that, I do think we were outclassed by Oregon in 2007.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||"Connelly also filters out garbage time from all||
"Connelly also filters out garbage time from all of his calculations, which he defines"
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Why do you think tinder is so||
Why do you think tinder is so popular? You think all the older segments of the population are using it?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||RR was already done before the bowl game and||
RR was already done before the bowl game and basically everyone knew it, so I don't think that should count really.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The point is a lot of other people find it funny.||
The point is a lot of other people find it funny. I don't think he was ripping Curry.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I went to M and now I'm a successful porn star.||
I went to M and now I'm a successful porn star. Thanks, Michigan!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Not totally sure how the benefits of a university||
Not totally sure how the benefits of a university degree are superficial...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||K...Sounds like you think logic is bullshit||
K...Sounds like you think logic is bullshit because you don't understand it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Um..or yours.||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't be surprised by||
I wouldn't be surprised by that record even if we lose against Utah. At Utah for Harbaugh's first game is not going to be easy.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not racist, but I find your comment||
I'm not racist, but I find your comment offensive.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, I do. RR's WVU teams||
Yes, I do. RR's WVU teams were the closest thing I've ever had to a 2nd team, mainly because they were really good but weren't a traditional power.
FWIW, RR did get screwed here but he also screwed up enough himself. I wanted to keep him for another year. Not sure now if that was a good idea or not. Would have been better than Hoke though.
I knew when RR got fired he was going to end up at a middling school like Arizona and jump up. In a couple years, or maybe after next season, he'll be at a big-time program again and I expect him to do much better next time around. Not gonna root for the guy if he's at USC or something though lol.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||1. The Drake. Hate the Drake2.||
1. The Drake. Hate the Drake
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Eh. Just because a school||
Eh. Just because a school isn't Michigan doesn't mean it's bad.
"Auburn has traditionally been rated highly by academic ranking services, and has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for 20 consecutive years." (Wikipedia, natch) If I had a family in Alabama and didn't have money to blow to send kids out of state to somewhere prestigious, that sounds like a fine choice.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Speaking of which, the||
Speaking of which, the article says Moncrief was a JUCO player before Auburn. Might he have some problems getting past admissions? Or does the year at Auburn solve that?
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Why can't he root for||
Why can't he root for Michigan anymore?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I like it. Even as a partial||
I like it. Even as a partial observer for a game I have no rooting interest in, it's so frustrating to see good players riding pine when at least one of those fouls is often so borderline or even non-existent. Not to mention we had a better chance of winning the championship a couple years ago if this rule had been in existence.
Also this: "Thinking behind experimenting with sixth foul is, they're going to be cracking down on physical play; key players more likely to foul out." - Mandel's twitter
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well the free throws will||
Well the free throws will still be there.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||No you don't need to. There's||
No you don't need to. There's no deep, intricate plot whatsoever. I haven't seen any of the others. I just saw it a few hours ago and it was fucking intense. Just nonstop action. Everything works. No cheesy lines. No cheesy romance. Great effects. Well worth seeing.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure. Who? I mean, he's||
Not sure. Who? Obviously some people care, but a lot of us sure don't. I mean, he's on campus...that's cool. Let me know when he commits.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||My dad talked about how when||
My dad talked about how when he was in high school, the men and women swim teams would take trips to meets out of town together. "They don't do that anymore!"
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Probably happened before, but||
Probably happened before, but you're the first person I've seen mention his DUI. I figured whoever says it will get negged a lot haha.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Jalen Rose breaks silence?||
Jalen Rose breaks silence? Webber just made these comments yesterday (or earlier today, my timing is off since I live abroad).
I'm listening to the interview of Jimmy King linked in that article right now. A good listen for people who don't like Webber and Rose are saying since he's being more measured about it all. Everyone sees it as a thing between Webber and Rose because that's who we hear from, but from the interview, the other 3 all agree with Rose.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. Yes, it's sad and||
Exactly. Yes, it's sad and dysfunctional, but no one's interested in making a documentary on what I was doing 20 years ago.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I don't disagree with any of||
I don't disagree with any of that. But I don't see how the timeout comment fits in what Jalen is trying to say besides to rip on Webber. Besides the timeout comment, all the rest is about their legacy and their relationships, so yes, that does sound bitter.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||One of those sentences is not||
One of those sentences is not like the others...
"One dude traveled then called timeout."
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Our secondary will be fine.||
Our secondary will be fine. And although this sucks, the team would likely be better overall if they added a good WR graduate transfer.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Lol I was thinking the same.||
Lol I was thinking the same. I just got on here to read the Countess Vs. Lyons article. Guess I'll just skim it now.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Hey man. Domestic abuse isn't||
Hey man. Domestic abuse isn't something to joke about.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||In reference to the new||
In reference to the new walk-on
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I think the point was a guy with MAC offers can||
I think the point was a guy with MAC offers can turn out to be quite good.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Easier said than done. Packing in more classes||
Easier said than done. Packing in more classes while still performing all your football duties sounds like hell.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||But limit it to whom? I like||
But limit it to whom? I like the idea of the school using the solid block M, but what's the harm in some apparel having the split M if that's what some people prefer? It's not like people are going to be confused. "I'm so used to Michigan being the team with the block M, surely this M with Michigan written on it can't be the same team, right?"
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Considering it has been/is up||
Considering it has been/is up in the air still, what's the problem with it? In case you haven't noticed, it's the offseason around here.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||There are a bunch of tweets||
There are a bunch of tweets referencing it. If you hadn't read too thoroughly, perhaps you should have refrained from calling the guy a moron going on a hissy fit.
"I stopped playing football because of my physical health. I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn't want to play anymore. #truth"
That's literally the very first tweet he wrote that set off the whole thing.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I suppose traveling, but I||
I suppose traveling, but I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with it. I just have lots of opportunities, and I'm definitely not rich. I'd guess I make considerably less than a large majority of the board, not counting students. I'll try to make a list of countries I've been to: Canada, Peru, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Some of those I've been to multiple times. I left out a couple that I don't think should count because I was there for such a short time. I plan on going to China and Mongolia this summer, and eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania) in the winter.
Place I'd most like to visit: Iran. Small sample size but literally everyone I've talked to who's been there said it was the best. So much history and culture and the most welcoming people in the world. Problem is Americans have to be on a guided tour at all times, and that's the least interesting and most expensive way to travel. But, I have heard it can really depend on your guide. Some are willing to give you more freedom to wander away for some time.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Are you an idiot or||
Are you an idiot or intentionally obtuse? Yes, he does have some weird tweets, but it's obvious his main beef is the claim that the doctors weren't honest about his knee and caused him a lifetime of damage because of it. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's clear that's the main issue.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Come on. It's not realistic||
Come on. It's not realistic at all. People don't become great drummers by playing as loud and fast as they can alone in some room hour after hour.
I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't take any life lessons from it.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah. Would have been better||
Yeah. Would have been better as a long Facebook post or something.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yup. I||
Yup. I did.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||But baseball didn't become less popular because||
But baseball didn't become less popular because teams were signing criminals
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Minor quibble. Would be nice||
Minor quibble. Would be nice for the OP to summarize the article and/or comment on it instead of just talking about what 538 is.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I have no problem joking||
I have no problem joking about it, but I'm not sure how you got to that conclusion...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I haven't but I had insult to||
I haven't but I had insult to injury added by a hot OSU fan in 2006. I was with my dad at a bar in Ann Arbor watching one of the most epic installments of The Game. Forget which one. A dark table had a bobblehead of Bo with one small candle lit since he had just died a few days before. I wanted that win so badly. During the game, this really hot redhead in an OSU jersey exchanged glances with me a few times. You all know how it ended, and so, immediately after the game ended, I'm standing there in shock and sadness. The girl came up to me as her and her friends passed and said something I don't even remember, and I just stared at her with that shocked face and unable to respond. She walked away and I looked after her but was unable to do anything. If only we had won, or even if I just had 5 minutes to collect myself, it could have been much a better day. C'est la vie.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This would probably have to||
This would probably have to be my choice as well. Not a great QB but he was good and definitely didn't get enough credit.
I don't get Steve Breaston. Do people really think he wasn't good? I can't remember any criticism of him.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||My brother traveled a ton||
My brother traveled a ton through Europe over the years and yes, theft on night trains is definitely not uncommon.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||4 months? I assume this isn't||
4 months? I assume this isn't just some backpacking trip. I guess you'll see the whole country with that time, but Chiang Mai is a must. And try kao soi there, it's a northern specialty. All Thai food is absolutely amazing, definitely my favorite food. The only bad meal I can think of was some tom yum soup with way too much lemongrass, and I've spent about about 2 and a half months there in all. Pai is the best place if you really wanna relax in the highlands. Not much to do but nice to hang out. Ko Phangan is the party island or if you go to some of the other beaches around there where you need a boat to get there, there's plenty of relaxing. And if you want a party that's not like the crazy stuff at Haad Rin, Eden is right around the corner by boat. Ko Samui is the diving island. Also, I haven't been but islands on the west coast but farther south of Phuket are apparently nearly empty. Haven't been to Pattaya but from what it sounds like, no one reason to go except for hookers. Definitely check out at least one of the main sites for ruins, Ayutthaya or Sukhothai.
I think September is the rainiest month but October is probably really wet also.
Also, for anyone looking for travel info, wikitravel.com is great, except some places don't have a lot of info.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"The night snorkel to watch||
"The night snorkel to watch the giant rays feed is the single greatest nature experience I have ever had."
Gonna have to make a note of that.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||She was complaining about low||
She was complaining about low 70's? That's the ideal temperature for me. Michigan in the low 70's, partly cloudy, a little breeze. Nothing better than that.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I got 6 weeks to travel, but||
I got 6 weeks to travel, but I also have 2 months in the winter. #humblebrag
I'll be visiting home for some time, and I'm choosing between Europe and China for about 2 weeks of travel.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But I'd be really surprised if things used to be||
But I'd be really surprised if things used to be different. Pretty sure you didn't become Prez of a university just having a high school degree even 50 years ago.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Did the Tigers get a bullpen||
Did the Tigers get a bullpen yet? Obviously they're good, but it'd be really nice to get a title and it's hard to be optimistic about that the way their bullpen seems to get continuously hammered in the playoffs over the last few years.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Um. If you don't wanna read it here, it might be||
Um. If you don't wanna read it here, it might be useful to hear why you don't want to.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. I had completely forgotten about that one.||
Wow. I had completely forgotten about that one. Thank you
|9 weeks 2 days ago||He helped to hold down the program? So we should||
He helped to hold down the program? So we should blame all our past troubles on him?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I don't get it. Why do they||
I don't get it. Why do they need to know that? Do the number of scholarship men and women at a given school have to be the same number? They will know how many are on scholarship. It's just not set in stone before a recruiting class is finished (although you'd have no incentive to not get 25 guys since it won't count against you in the future). Guys get kicked off teams or added as late graduate transfers.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Why couldn't transfers count||
Why couldn't transfers count as part of the 25 class limit? Why would walkons have to be any different than they are now (that they don't count and don't get a scholarship)?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I still think one of Brian's||
I still think one of Brian's best ideas is to do away with roster limits and just limit recruiting classes to 25 commits. No incentive to get them off your team after that.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||And who's this Jim Harbaugh||
And who's this Jim Harbaugh guy I keep hearing about?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Not everyone hates winter.||
Not everyone hates winter.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Happens to me a lot when I'm||
Happens to me a lot when I'm back home but it's a fairly small town.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Does that work internationally? Neither my phone||
Does that work internationally? Neither my phone nor my service are American.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Well, I do generally think||
Well, I do generally think city names are better, but it's also pretty lame when a team is named after a city but actually plays like an hour outside of town. So the Pistons should definitely be the Fort Wayne Pistons. :)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Who are they?||
Who are they?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||So what if he did? People act||
So what if he did? People act like he's supposed to feel sorry for being paid. If the NBA offered anyone here millions of dollars, no one's just going to say "Oh well thanks for the offer, but I'm 31 and just an average dude. You should sign someone else. I really wouldn't want to disappoint some fans."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Funny that they say it in kmh||
Funny that they say it in kmh and then act like they don't know mph. Brits actually use mph.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Have you really only been||
Have you really only been around this site since the beginning of this year? I'd think Brian's post-game writings during football season are some of the most popular posts on here.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Oh man. Don't even get me||
Oh man. Don't even get me started on Tibetan tourists.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Would any possible rule||
Would any possible rule change about camps be subject to a vote by all of the D-I schools? I wonder if some smaller schools would like to get in on these camps. That'd be a great way to swing their votes. It's not like Marshall is going to headline their own camps around the country.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I live in Korea and one of||
I live in Korea and one of the worst things is what a pain it is watching college football here. I'm 13 to 14 hours of ahead of EST depending on daylight savings. I was mentioning this to a friend who was here before and he said he used to be a huge college basketball fan. Then one year he decided to completely ignore the entire season and tournament one year and now he doesn't watch it anymore. With what a pain it is to pay attention to sports back home and all, I had given that serious thought. If Hoke had been retained, I really might be doing it this year. And to be honest, I almost wish he was so that I could try it.
Having said all that, sports don't control my emotions like they used to thankfully. No more going to my room and sitting on my bed with my head in my hands for half an hour after the Spartan Bob game. Yeah, if I was going to stop watching sports and reading about it and spending all that time studying or meditating or something instead, sure that'd be a better use of my time. But I'm pretty sure I'd just find other things to screw around with. Sports aren't what prevents me from being more productive. And basketball and bowl season haven't stopped me from traveling during my long winter vacations.
I definitely used to be harsher on "fair-weather fans", but it really doesn't bother me, as long as they don't start acting like one of those "superfans" when their team is good again.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Words are pluralized like||
Words are pluralized like that because they're usually from Latin, but we don't always follow it. We use datum and data, but we say stadium and stadiums instead of stadia. Also, octopus isn't from Latin, so should it be octopi or octopuses? Octopuses sounds kind of weird though, too much "S" I guess.
Side note: Until recently, I thought blond and blonde had something to do with American and British spelling differences (like theater vs. theatre), but it's actually because blond is masculine in French and blonde is feminine.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, dupont circle is||
Actually, there are a couple people here who are definitely saying that. But regarding the rest of the stuff, I agree with you. I have a friend who started at U of M - Flint, had to drop out, and then started back at a community college (Flint is definitely NOT a community college). Not saying he's a genius, but that dude definitely would have been fine at Ann Arbor if you're going strictly by intelligence, but his family is totally broke, he had a string of bad luck himself when he was at U of M - Flint (multiple car crashes for one), was the first in his family to go to college, etc. Luckily he got back on his feet and finished a master's at Eastern Michigan. A lot goes into where you get into school and graduate from besides intelligence.
Other random note. It's actually kind of awkward telling people I went to U of M - Flint for undergrad. Outside of Michigan, you can't just call it U of M. Simply saying Michigan implies Ann Arbor. Saying all of The University of Michigan - Flint makes it sound akin to THE Ohio State University. Usually I just say Michigan's Flint campus or something, but I sometimes have to explain when they're a bit confused since most aren't aware Michigan has satellite campuses. It's funny that an out-of-stater on here complained about the perception of Flint vs. AA. It doesn't seem to me that people who aren't from Michigan or didn't go to AA register there's a difference really.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I went to U of M - Flint and||
I went to U of M - Flint and I can hardly recall any conversations of people comparing the two schools or worrying about how they're perceived. I'm sure some do, but it's far from a common thing. All I can remember is someone asking what it says on the diploma.
There's a much bigger range in the quality of students at U of M - Flint. Yes, I met some people who should not be in college AT ALL. But, there are also plenty of smart people.
And yes, you can still go wherever you want after U of M - Flint if you work hard there. I got into Carnegie Mellon, I know one guy who's now studying at Cambridge, and another who got into Harvard for grad school (frankly, I was surprised at that one).
And a note on education quality. Just because someone's smart, it doesn't make them a good teacher. In fact, the two professors I had at Flint who were also employed at Ann Arbor were pretty bad. One guy was smart but totally neurotic and unorganized, and there was another woman who just ran a poor class. I can't actually remember specifically what she was screwing up so much besides taking forever to get any papers or tests back, but I do remember at least one class with a bunch of students being pissed at her effort. I also had a professor at Carnegie Mellon who was one of the two most well-regarded names in his field, but he was terrible at teaching the material to people who weren't already well-versed in it. And no, that wasn't me just not getting it. EVERYONE thought that.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You act like "expenses" can't||
You act like "expenses" can't be an actual excuse...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Was so frustrating to see a promising freshman||
Was so frustrating to see a promising freshman under Amaker only for him to never fucking improve
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The problem with FSU wasn't that they didn't have||
The problem with FSU wasn't that they didn't have a lot of marquee wins. The problem was they won every game by the skin of their teeth. If they had performed even close to what they did last year then they would have deserved a #1 ranking.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, we're all brainwashed by||
Yes, we're all brainwashed by the BCS. It was just such an amazingly popular system.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I wasn't on this board as||
I wasn't on this board as much then, but I know it was an issue with some writers. I'd really like to say Rosenberg didn't like it, but I'm not 100% sure. It was definitely an issue brought up in the media though.