this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|1 day 7 hours ago||Mazdaspeed 3||
I currently own is very fast. Under 6 s to 60, with a top speed of 155 (I've only had up to 110, need to take it to a track). I also drove my dad'd boss'ferrari mandial, but it wasn't amazingly fast (and earned a bad rep). It was the first car I took over 100 mph.
I just drove my mom's 1990 miata this weekend, and I definitely noticed the lack of power, especially when my friend came over in his almost 500 hp Challenger loaner (he works for a car magazine). Still fun to drive, but had to get used to keeping the pedal down more through corners.
My first car I drove was a 1989 pontiac lemans, which was a great car, as it was dirt cheap used for my parents to buy for a winter car, had a lot of room to fit 5, got great gas, and had zero maintenance issues (also no power anything). I'm sure that it was probably a lot slower than I remember it. especially compared to the power that all cars have now days.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Great points||
This was an in depth analysis, but I had a hard time with the ypc for Green and how I remember his production. When you mentioned that he got a lot of his yards against Miami (ntm) and App State, and his numbers against power 5, I think it tells the real story.
I'm still in the crazy thought process that Antonio Whitfield is also going to sneak on the field and make some plays (just not the every down back).
|6 days 8 hours ago||Holland State Park||
If you drive fast, you can get there in 2 hrs 15 min. The beach is great and you can go watch the boats go through the harbor. Just make sure you get there early, caus the park fills up by 9:30-10. There are also a lot of small beaches in Holland, like Tunnel Park, that are nice as well. Hollands downtown is nice as well.
Lake Michigan is colder this year than it usually is. I'll be heading there this weekend, so will know more, but just be aware of that.
|1 week 3 hours ago||How would it work||
for the rest of the team?
|1 week 3 hours ago||Agree||
I'm sure it's the same, but in undergrad, if you didn't have a house by mid fall, you were probably not getting a good house. So grad students, who get in later, need good housing opportunities, and this is far better than 99% of housing in A2.
I'm also basing on pricing from 15 years ago, which is probably not accurate either. If this includes utilities and cable and internet, its probably a grat deal, amazing facilities, and great location.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Reminds me of the movie Invincible||
When the new coach (Dick Vermeil) for the eagles told the hot shot players that considering their record the previous year, they should all be worried about their positions on the roster.
One of our (Michigan fan's) favorite quotes is "Those who stay will be champions" comes from almost the same situation.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Those Dorms||
wow, those are well thought out and amazing facilities. $850-$900/ month doesn't sound like grad student affordable though. Maybe prices have gone up since I was in A2, although those are far nicer than anything i lived in in my 5 years.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Grew up with opposite||
I grew up in Holland and the area was growing like crazy in the 90s. Zeeleand (next town over) built a brand new school that was too small by the time it was done. My school district built a brand new 8-9 building because we were too large for 4 grades in the HS and now have a brand new HS, with the old HS becoming a second middle school. So two High Schools and two Middle Schools.
As a new parent, trying to pick places to live based on school districts is a lot tougher than I thought it would be.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Last Year was a step back||
from Elite to Very Good. They lost a lot in the season before. Last year the offense was better and helped for the drop in defensive performance. I would assume they continue to have a VeryGood defense this year, but not elite like the two years previous to last year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pontiacs Lineup||
was probably as good as I could remember when they got shut down. They had the 1st big CUV (outlook) that three other GM brands use. The G8 was awesome. The solstice was cool. I didn't like the G6, but it was the strongest it had been since I can remember, with cars people seemed to like.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well||
He was surrounded by beautiful models that were playing in a volleyball tournament that weekend, so that may be making my memory a little hazy. This also wasn't prime Pauli Shore. This was 2001, out of the spot light, beer gut Pauli Shore, which probably makes my not very impressive one time celebrity meet even less impressive.
Now the trip I remembered so fondly is ruined :(. Damn you internet. Damn you to hell.
|1 week 1 day ago||McFarlane's batman and spiderman||
were awesome as a kid. I just really liked how he drew those characters. My brother liked spawn, but I couldn't get into them.
I had some Flash, 90s X-men, and Captain America comics.
I always had individual comics and never the series though, so I rarely followed the whole story line. I think most of my comic book hero knowledge comes from the cartoon series. Like the 90s X-men show and spiderman series as well as the batman animated series. There were some avengers and spderman and friends shows in the 80s that I watched as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Junior Year||
Three of us went on spontanious trip down to Miami. Was one of the best times I ever had. Meeting a Canadian boy band and Pauli Shore. Trying to get into a bunch of clubs and bars when two of us were 20.
Not one bad memory from that week, and lots of great stories. I've found that the less planned the vacation or trip, the better overall it will be.
|1 week 1 day ago||At first I thought||
you were the author, until I got to the bottom and realized you posted earlier that John Bacon had posted that on twitter.
I still have to get the 4th and long book. Kids really cut into your free time/ reading time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fixed||
can someone just figure out exactly what this kid('s mom/dad/uncle) wants and give it to him? Let's be bad, just this once.
I swear, it always seems to be the parents, or a gaurdian figure who have a change of heart. Only time this fell through was with McDowell, which, as much as a bummer for Michigan, was right for him.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pontiac G8 was a great looking car||
I was bummed that pontiac had to go, just based on that car.
|1 week 1 day ago||Honda Odyssey||
Why the weird damn window. Keep your damn lines straight
I actually have this issue with a lot of car lines. Is it too much to ask that a car line have a start and finish and make sense.
I also hate most Lexus cars. The always look like they have no form and are all off white and beige. And are boring to no end. (Ithink the lexus F or something is the one exception).
|1 week 1 day ago||I really like the way||
the volvo SUVs look especially this new generation. Didn't know anyone considered them green. I never knew anyone who though t Volvo's were any good on gas.
|1 week 1 day ago||Mustang*||
|1 week 1 day ago||Suprised Spartan bob took so long||
To show up on here. I remember I had been up late the night before drinking and finishing an ME350 project and then having to go in early on a Saturday morning to present the project. So pretty tired and that put me over the edge. Stupid Spartan bob and stupid Tj ducket.
|1 week 2 days ago||Me the same||
Me the same
|1 week 2 days ago||Beat me too it||
but that was a really fun game to watch. I am pretty sure Brady Quinn was close to tears.
I think Lloyds last game, mentioned above, was one of the most fun games to watch. That offense was amazing that game.
In person game was the 2009 ND game. Wish Tate hadn't flamed out, cause he was a fun player to watch.
|1 week 3 days ago||Saw a big fight there in 90s||
It kept going.
Think it was a few games after ken Griffey jr stopped a hitting streak in games. Was maybe 12 so didn't notice it was a shithole
|1 week 6 days ago||Cool||
I am looking forward to coaching my boys in soccer in a few years. Not really looking forward to dealing with the other parents. When they are young, my main goal is to get them excited about playing and enjoy the game and sports and competition in general.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just a guess||
Your School is Michigan State?
|1 week 6 days ago||Well||
He did skip town on Sparty before the bowl game, so technically before he had finished his season.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hey||
3rd highest paid school in Indiana is still pretty good. Notre Dame can always make fun of Ball States tv money.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Push Start||
We used one car to push the other to get it up to speed.
I worked with an engineer who drove a stick right after college who would put it into neutral when he pooped the clutch. I was amazed that he was both an Engineer and a stick driver, and thought that was how you could start a car by popping the clutch.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Sticks on hills||
My mom took me to a hill in Holland that didn't have any traffic and we practiced getting off the brake and onto the gas/ friction point in clutch. I'm glad I got to practice with no one around.
My stall through an entire green light story: My mom kept telling me to give it more gas. I was adamant I was giving it a lot of gas. Turns out I was in 3rd and not 1st (I can handle that now, but not as a new driver). My friend did the same thing when he got his WRX in college. Except he had a bunch of girls laughing at him stall after stall.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||You're in luck||
Except for the affordability thing.
Most high performance sports cars come in automatics with paddle shifters. Automatics, with the 7 and 8 speeds, and dual clutches, are now performing better in acceleration and mpg. I do believe that manuals will become even more scarce with the advancment in automatics becoming the better performer in both high end and low end vehicles.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Love the way VWs Drive||
but had bad experience with reliability with my wifes VW and my late 80s VW. The VW had a lot of electrical issues, as well as replacement of front bearings, water pumps, O2 sensors. Working on the New VWs was a huge pain, so all of these repair costs were high. My parents have two Jettas that didn't have a lot of issues with. From everything I've read, the GTI is the best of the bunch as a daily driver. I like the way my first Gen Speed 3 looks a lot, but am not a big fan of the last few gens. I like the way the GTI looks better now a days, so I think you did well.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||My wife worked for 4rd racing||
and had a chance to drive the Mustang GT500 as long as she knew how to drive a stick. I made sure that weekend she would learn so that she would get a chance to drive it. She learned and got to drive it. Sometimes powerful cars are actually easier to start in 2nd gear.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Torque Steer||
Torque is limited in first and second.
I usually feel it on On-ramps when I mash it in 3rd, You get an initial jerk in the steering wheel, and that's it. I don't notice it, because I'm used to it, but if you aren't, it could definitly be a suprise.
I love the car, as its fast, handles well, and with the hatch, can hold a suprising amount of stuff. My all seasons work for the most part, but I have Blizzaks (worn out now) that really made it go in the snow.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Yes||
Learned on my parents Rodeo and pontiac Lemans. Currently own a 6 speed manual MazdaSpeed 3.
Mentioned this in yesterdays car talk, but if you are learning to drive a stick, this is my suggestion.
- Set your revs at 3000 with your right foot
- Lift off the clutch slowly and find the friction point.
- Slowly lift through the friction point while maintaining your right pedal position
- Vehicle will move smoothly forward
- Push clutch in and stop vehicle
After 1st gear, sticks are easy. I've tought my wife and friend this way, and neither stalled out. I think trying to learn both feet at same time makes it harder than it needs to be. Clutches are much better than they used to be also.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Only way Pluto||
Only way Pluto isn't a planet would be if it looked like this
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Hockey pep Band||
Always loved when they played "Painted Pony". I think it used to be during the second intermission after score-o.
I'm glad I got to attend games there from 98-2003. I'm pretty sure I was spiled by the atmosphere at that time.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||My Solar System||
has 9 Planets
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Mazda 3 vs Mazda 6||
Depending on the generation. I had a first gen Mazda 6 (2003) with a V6 engine and 5 speed. I really liked the car as it drove great and had a lot of space. The drive train was a ford, and at 30,000 mi I had to have the transmission replaced. At around 80,000 mi I had the same issues with the trans (syncros) and also had a starter issue.
I replaced it with a Mazdaspeed 3, which is all built by mazda, and have had very few issues.
You might be able to get a mazdaspeed 6, which had a mazda drive train along with awd.
Manuals can be fun, and are less likely to be stolen. They can also stink in a traffic jam, but your calf muscles will be awesome from all the heal to toe action.
If you do learn to drive a manual, my best advice is to go to a vacant parking lot that is flat, hold the revs at 3,000 rpm, and slowly move your left foot to find the friction point on the clutch. That will give you a smooth start without trying to balance the left and right foot. Practice this launch a bunch. After first, the rest of the gears are easy. Clutches are a lot easier now a days too. Your biggest mistake will be the time you stall 5 times at an intersection before realizing you are in 3rd and not 1st.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Look at a First Gen Mazda 3||
I have a 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 and it has been great. A lot of fun to drive, 130,000 mi, and the only fixes have been suspension (the mazdaspeed has stiffer suspension and low profile tires), breaks (just had them done few months ago), tires (third set last year), and oil changes (synthetic on the speed).
I don't have rust on mine, but you'd best to look for one in the south, as I've seen some with rust. The hatch makes it very functional as I've used it to transport everything (sedan also available), and is a fun car to drive. I'd recommend the 2.3L mazda 3 because it is more fun to drive. You can also find manuals if you like to heal toe.
So, similar reliability to the hondas and toyotas with a little zoom to go with it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What are you talking about||
He was one of the best at getting mediocre to bad play out of supposedly top QB talent.
Really I'm suprised PSU isn't making formal complaints to him about the losses his poor nepotism coaching. They'd Atleast have a case.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not a brand guy||
I am really not a brand loyal type of guy with anything (clothing, cars, shoes, consoles).
The color has nothing to do with remembering when we were good and everthying to do with which one I like better. I think stripes look cool down the side of my warmup pants I wear, so like addidas for that, and also some of the 70s style sweat shirts they make. I don't really own much Nike stuff. Most of my Michigan shirts are subtle with either MICHIGAN written across or the block M, so most of the Addidas vs Nike is a moo point (like a cows opinion, it doesn't matter).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Gardner was an early enrollee||
so he had atleast 1 semester more by now than Peppers.
It'd be really cool if he was here for 3 more years. I'd never expect this, even with the tweet, but hop he can get his degree. I also hope woodson can come back and get his, but not sure how that would work with him being gone for so long and how his credits hold up.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Or 34||
As I am. As StephenJrking's diary stated, Michigan has not played with the "official" maize in a long time, so there is a long list of Michigan fans who grew up with a more yellow maize on their football teams jerseys.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I got the same||
Which makes sense as I grew up on west side and went to school and currently live in SE Michigan. My wife, who has spent most of her life in SE Michigan had GR swapped with Rockford, IL, so there must be some small difference in our speech, which is interesting. We lived on the east coast (Boston, Providence, CT) for a few years, and it was fun to see some of the responses that were definitely meant for them.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||YES!||
Piedmontese burger from Red Coat Tavern for the win.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Glad there is no official Michigan song that mentions yellow||
Sing to the colors that float in the light;
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm with you||
the 200 looked very good to me with the blue. I'm way in the minority, but a purer yellow looks better to me then the orangy hue. Sthephenrjking's diary did a great job of comparing the yellows to other teams yellows, and I think the brighter yellow lookes better on the uniforms. Suprised Iowas yellow is less orangy than Michigan's official hue.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||That was my first thought||
Glad that the jersey wasn't the teal with horse logo.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Sometimes||
Scout is the best at rating recruits. Othertimes its ESPN or 247. Sometimes they all suck, cause they don't see what our coaches see.
And no, this has nothing to do with how they rank M recruits. There are plenty of recruits that picked somewhere else other than Michigan where I think that the recruitng sites ranked that recruit too high. See, total unbiased approach.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||As I said||
It's a very competitive car for the car segment it is in. Bmw 7 series, Porsche Panamera, Audi s7. All expensive cars, and performance wise, it is amazing, especially in acceleration. Any car in that price range can be questioned for price. It certainly is not my price range for cars. Yes, the real world numbers are less for mileage, but it's more similar to high 200s than to the 150 you are stating. So fine for the lower peninsula, but not great for anywhere else. And even quick charge is 15 minutes.
In regards to to much torque, that is not the issue with towing. It's gettjng the torque to the wheels, which all vehicles have to deal with. You'll never hear a truck guy complain about to much torque. It's mainly about managing the torque, which helps with awd.
I don't like the touch screens either, but these are creating into cars in $20,000 range. I don't know how to slow that trend. I'm not a zealot of electric cars as I chose to get a 280 hp car over the more fuel efficient 180 hp lower model. I'm just impressed with the electric performance in teslas and other high perfomance vehicles such as the porsche hybrids, that boost both power and efficiency.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Tesla AWD||
Tesla with the new AWD, should be a great car for all climates with a pair of snow tires. It really is a very practical car. The rear seats are huge and the floor is flat all the way across, allowing for 3 real seats, and you can even get them with two jumper seats in back to create a 7 passenger vehicle. Otherwise, the trunk is huge. It accelerates faster than super cars and handles well due to the very low center of gravity. The range can be very good at over 300 miles per charge. Since electric vehicles have instant torque, there is usually plenty, so I'm guessing you could pull a boat (if there is a hitch option available). I also think the Tesla S is one of the better looking vehicles on the road (I don't like the X).
There is still issues with no advanced grid to accomidate easy (quick) charging on a cross country trip. You also have to make sure you leave it at a full or higher charge if you leave it at an airport for a long period of time.
They are not a perfect car, but I am very impressed with how Tesla executed the design. I think it holds up very well against the competition it is priced with.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly my Grandpa's Jaguar Xk150 drophead coupe||
from my uncle. He doesn't drive it, and it is rotting in florida, so hopefully I can make an offer, get it up to Michigan, and get it back in shape to drive around. My wife is onboard after seeing a xk140 a few weeks ago.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Oh sure||
next you will bring up the mismatched football jersys. What about all the times the jerseys didn't rip apart, or the time the jerseys all matched. Why does no one seem to mention those times, as if it was expected.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He was amazing||
I couldn't believe how many hotdogs he kept bringing out. If the AD new anything, sponsoring people like that to liven up the breaks is better than most marketing ideas. Oh well
|3 weeks 5 days ago||False alarm||
For some reason I thought it went away two years ago. Looks like just a horrible false alarm. Continue to enjoy your 2:30 am $1 slices.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well look who's||
Mr. Fancy pants with the Pizza Bobs.
A few years ago, I would have said backroom, but sadly, no more.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Pipkins not playing last year||
There was a lot of debate about why Pipkins wasn't playing last year after scoring well in the film breakdown when he was in. There was talk about bust or coaching not using talent, but it might have been Hoke protecting Pipkins as well.
I'd love to see Pipkins out there, but my wife worked for the UofM depression center and they have a focus on brain injuries and links to depression. Stopping now is a much better road than even playing a short career in the NFL if another brain injury is possible.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Finally||
Nepotism screws over an NFL team that isn't the Lions.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I like the audible quotes||
One of the things that made Kovacs great was he not only go into position correctly, he got others into position as well. If Kinnel can be that QB of the defense, and get people into position, that would be awesome.
Plus, it sounds like is an athletic kid as well. "Not Peppers Athletic" is a very wide range of possibilities.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||ZOOOOOOMMM||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How come||
Ace can't get his analysis up this quick.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Khalid Kareem||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Second pick||
is Sione Houma, for no rationale beyond I liked his recruiting film a long time ago. He will push Kerridge for playing time as both get used more.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Antonio Whitfield||
In a suprise twist to Harbaugh MANBALL (Harball or ManBaugh?) will be the smallest guy on the field making splashes in a loaded backfield. A speedster that will hide behind the much improved line and burst through holes.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Always liked||
the VW "Drivers Wanted" slogan.
Not a car commercial, but I also enjoy the commercial where guys are protecting and washing a big baby that is supposed to represent their car. I know the feels there.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I believe||
he also stuck on to finish with Hart, Henne, and Long. Really the athletic department should have had a succession plan for over a year. But Martin probably stayed on a year to long as well. As 3 and out stated, if he had left before the coaching hire, he could have gone down as another great Michigan AD. He made a great basketball hire, but should have left the football coaching hire for the next AD. He still was a great AD in my mind, just made a pretty big mistake in HOW the football coaching search went. Not necessarily with who he ended up with.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think we disagreed during the||
RR and Hoke times, but I'm in total agreement with you on defending Carr. The stats you gave also coincides with one of the strongest eras in the BIG10 and included highly competitive non-conference schedules.
I think people forget how good the BIG was at the end of the 90s and first half of the 2000s. Outside of Indiana, all 11 teams had some fantastic runs and seasons.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This is well stated||
Lloyd Carr was the coach when my Michigan Football fandom blew up. I loved him as a coach. Yes he frustrated me in letting a few games go that he shouldn't have, but his winning and way of winning were both top notch.
I did dislike him in his associate AD role. Undermine or not, he was in a position where he had a chance to steady the waters and he didn't. There were a lot of things handled incorrectly during the last seven years, but the AD and football program seem to be in the right hands.
I have no ill wills towards Hoke, Brady, or Carr. It was a dark time in Michigan football, but I do believe they all had the best intentions and cared for the program. Although, at this point, an endorsement doesn't help the program much, it is still a great positive and much better than the alternative. Having a successful previous coach on board is always a good thing.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
I accepted a position when I was 28 that I decided not to take and backed out of. I felt bad, the money was good and the people were great, but I just didn't want to move to Houston. I understand that recruiting is a little different, with only a handful of spots, but it does happen in the adult world.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Really?||
I'm just curious. All the games Hoke lost in 2012 (outside of Alabama), were pretty close games. A close loss to ND (undefeated until NCG), the South Carolina Game probably would have been a win if the DB (forget who) hadn't been suspended. Nebraska was a QB depth issue that was quickly solved. The last half against OSU was annoying, but it was still a close game.
I'm just suprised that anyone was ready to move on that quickly after 2011 and then 2012. I would never defend the 2013 and 2014 seasons though.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's tough to lose out to Izzo||
on recruiting trail, but it's hard to argue with his success, and I never feel like they pick up recruits over us through the shady aspects of the recruiting process. I still think that Michigan's offense alone would be a huge selling point alone over other programs, but I know there are thousands of reasons kids pick programs.
I'm hoping a stellar year with BIG title and deep run will ginite a couple more recruits to decide to go blue.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My brothers and I watched this 100 times||
on our Beta. It's weird, but after a while, Daniel comes off as kind of a dick, and outside of Johnny, the Cobra Kai guys were kind of funny. I mean, the whole kicking his ass while he can barely stand up, and driving him off a cliff on his bike were bad, but Ali could have done much better (and turns out she did in number 2 movie).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yet||
They never seem to mind that OSU and Michigan split the profits evenly with all BIG members.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I rocked a pair of||
hand me down split color Raiders shorts like the kid in the bottom left of the 1991 photo, when I was in 5th grade.
And boy did I think Sweatpants were awesome as a kid.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Kicking Rice's butt on recruiting trail||
So there's that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Pinky||
Is a rat too.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Crable a Bust?||
Not sure I would qualify him a bust. Slocum and Grady fit.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Uh||
Tressel looked the other way when his players sold their own stuff for tattoos and got some extra benefits. These are not amoral things, as many fans believe that college players should get paid more or be able to get benefits.
Joe Pa looked the other way on a definite, no way is there any moral ground to stand on, situation so his program wouldn't be negatively affected.
I love me some Buckeye he cheated stories as much as the next guy, but these situations are not comparible.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Correction: just to be fair||
So the two "sides" would be those in support of people who knowningly protect and enable serial pedophiles, but win a lot of football games the "right way" and those that dont?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Reporter: Mark Dantonio was talking about you earlier||
Harbaugh: (Looks confused and shakes his head)
Reporter: He's a football coach
Harbaugh: (again nothing from Harbaugh)
Reporter: He's a big deal here in East Lansing
Harbaugh: (Harbaugh nods, asks what they discussed and quickly moves on to something else)
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Write*||
Write* over they're*
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Are you sure?||
I tried looking it up, but for some reason I remember Henson starting the second and third quarter and Brady coming in either late 3rd or 4th, where he threw for over 200 yards in the 4th quarter. I just remember being impressed with Brady and frustrated he wasn't inserted earlier.
Also agree, Henson never started over Brady.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Better Sport||
I really believe he would have been something special. I always though Brady would do well in the NFL in the type of Kramer role, where he was consistent, and wouldn't lose you games. Was really suprised he is as good as he is. On the other hand, Henson was amazing. He definitely wasn't the better QB than Brady when they split time, but when he stepped in as a junior, he was lights out amazing.
His game against Drew Breese (sp?) was an amazing specticle of QB talent where Henson came out on top. I didn't realize he played summer ball on top of his QB duties. If he had focused full time on football, he probably would still be playing in the NFL. It's hard to turn down gauranteed money though. He had I think $4 million in just a signing bonus, and I'm guessing he never expected to not make it in baseball.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Salary.com||
Has been an excellent resource for me to see where I am and help negotiate with my past employers. It can be very hard to judge where you are without knowing where everyone else is.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||There are some top paying lawfirms||
in Detroit. I know two people who worked for a Detroit Law firm right out of Michigan Law where the base pay was around $150,000 and salaries rose quickly from there. This was before the bottom fell out, but I'm guessing top law firms still pay top dollar. Could be wrong though.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Another Positive Camp Story||
Seems like there are a ton of good reasons for these camps. And Harbaugh taking overlooked prospects seems like a big one. One of the big arguments from the SEC is that Michigan could steal top prospects. Seems like it is a hard argument if he is also picking up talent that was overlooked by the Southern Schools.
I'm actually suprised that Harbaugh isn't given the benefit of the doubt when evaluating talent. He and most of his staff spent a lot of time succesfully in the NFL, in which they had to evaluate talent. I have a hard time believing they are the type that would settle with anyone.
I'm looking forward to adding more speed to the field.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Found it ironic that article mentions||
"it's (Toys R Us) beset with the same challenges all big-box retailers face in the Internet age: customers with choices."
And they hired Dave Brandon who, during his time at Michigan, lost out a huge contingent of customers to other choices (staying home and watching the game).
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Weird,||
Because you have almost 5,000 points on a sports bolg in under 2 years time, meaning you are devoting a lot of your living time to Michigan sports as well.
As others have mentioned, there really isn't an uncreapy way to deal with dead body. I find it weird to have my body put into a cushy box in a fancy suit with makeup on 6 ft under the ground. I'm more of a dust to dust type guy. Suprised this thread got as judgemental as it did so quick.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That'd be awesome||
if the band played Hawaiian War Chant and Temptation after the game. Can someone make this happen?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||PUSH on Three!||
Push one, Push two, PUSH!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I am really glad we had videographer||
I was really against it because all videos seemed to be the corniest thing I had ever seen. But on our wedding day, our photographer turned out to be an asshole ( Paul kubik sp?) and our videographer ended up being awesome and putting a great video together. Was very suprised, but they can do great work.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Or do the seating chart yourself||
My wife was struggling with the seating (especially with divorced parents) so I took over and did it. When some people complained to her (yes people complain at your wedding), she was able to tell them I did it, and no one bothers the groom with stupid complaints like that.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Haha Yes!||
Our worst gift was a bounced check that cost us $20. My wife's aunt convinced her great uncle to forgo cash and buy us some crystal mugs with buffalo faces on them. Store credit return policy only.
Also, if you are younger, expect a lot of families to bundle a gift. After our wedding, I only give cash/ checks. That is all we really wanted and needed at the time, and I know that is what other people need too at weddings.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||I got married in Fall||
In AA during an away game. We planned everything to be after the game (this was in 2005 when we still had noon kickoffs). My wife and I love the fall and especially love AA in the fall so that's what we did. Game was great and took my mind off of things. The day was beautiful and we had a great time.
My only advise would be the same that my cousin gave me, do the deed that night. Don't get too drunk or tired, just make sure you do.
Also, your fiance will ask your opinion on things and pick between two items. You will say "I don't care, pick the one you like" she will respond that she really wants you to pick. You will pick one, she will say "Really?" and you will go with the other one that she wanted originally but was hoping you'd pick on your own. This happened many times.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Will do :)||
She's a saint.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Golf Course||
I'm in year 3 of my once a year tailgate (I have young kids, so hard to do every game) and I think I have it figured out, and plan to expand hopefully. I really love the golf course. It is very unique atmosphere from other tailgates, and it's great for my kids to run around. We haven't been going to the games, so leaving is usually easy.
From what people are saying, I think the private course is the way to go if you have season tickets and plan to go tailgate every game. There have been some great help over the last two years for tailgate suggestions by mgoblog users to help me plan two successful tailgates, so thanks to those who helped me and other noobs.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Golf Course||
I'm in year 3 of my once a year tailgate (I have young kids, so hard to do every game) and I think I have it figured out, and plan to expand hopefully. I really love the golf course. It is very unique atmosphere from other tailgates, and it's great for my kids to run around. We haven't been going to the games, so leaving is usually easy.
From what people are saying, I think the private course is the way to go if you have season tickets and plan to go tailgate every game. There have been some great help over the last two years for tailgate suggestions by mgoblog users to help me plan two successful tailgates, so thanks to those who helped me and other noobs.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Stay Strong!||
My wife is a Pediatric oncology nurse, and the kids and parents she treats always puts any of my issues (house, work, generaly being tired) into perspective. I hope the radiation treatment works.
I know that cancer treatment has come a long way and that a lot have a pretty good survival rate, so good luck.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I kept thinking Josh Langfeld||
was going to try point gaurd and was very confused.
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||How much less||
could you care? As in you care a lot and could care less, and you are now self aware of this, and realizing that your care for his dancing may be overkill?
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||I wouldn't bother||
The guy's got a major case of the assholes. He has never done anything for the football team yet calls out Norfleet (who has) for doing nothing.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||A Team of Rivals||
Late to the party here, and also haven't read the book yet, but my wife and I saw the author (doris Kearns) speak about Lincoln at the Henry Ford and he is way more of an amazing person then I ever knew. I really look forward to reading the book.
Lincoln (Movie) was based on this book, but only was able to cover a small portion of his story.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||Liked it a lot||
I had watched the movie and really liked it, however, Ithought it had been hollywooded up. I was suprised how amazing Seabuscuit was
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||You need more culture||
wish you lived in a more cultered area to understand how Norfleet has benefited the football team.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Bitey mcstinks||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I knew Bulls comment||
Would bring MJ comment. But my point was that during their dominance it was a team effort and ran a small lineup.
I just don't see many players that fit your criteria here. Great outside shooters who also have the athleticism to cut baseline and muscle to grab rebounds. Yes there may be a one and done occasionally available, but not often enough to change the offensive efficiency. I agree that the games you mention were tough based on rebounds, however, Kentucky had 7 NBA guys and we lost by 3. I the Louisville game had a few questionable calls and Louisville had sliced through all the other teams in the tournament.
I'm just saying, close losses and close wins in the tournament are just the reality of the sport. I just don't think the 4 you want exists and think the offensive efficiency and turnovers make up for the rebounding disparity.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What ever happened to that guy||
I know he made a run of it in acting, but haven't heard what he did since.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure I follow||
Beilein's system plays the 3 and 4 similarly on offense. This means those players are going to be similar, longer, but not necessarily big enough to pound down low. This does lead to a 4 having to take on bigger guys, but it also allows Michigan to pull the opposing 4 out on offense to open up the lane for pick and rolls and baseline cuts.
Yes this leads to more rebounds by other teams, but Beilein's teams make up for this with a very low turnover rate. Teams also tend to back off on OReb against Michigan to get back on defense.
The bulls ran a small line up in the 90s and dominated. Other teams tried to replicate, but couldn't. It's more important to get the other team to replicate and account for your lineup, than for you to try to replicate their lineup.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I mentioned this as well in another comment of mine. Geometry with proofs just felt like reitterating stuff rather than solving stuff. Algebra, Calc, and Trig were all very different and much more enjoyable.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I''l throw out a few||
Brandon Minor: When he wasn't injured he was an excellent runner
Rob Renes: Hometown pick. Was eating up double teams while other big names got to make plays, while still occasionally making plays himself
Tate Forcier: Mainly for how he left the program. He had a hell of a freshman year and continued to show his talent in the Illinois game. I always wished that he would have kept his head on straight and Michigan could have run a backfield of Tate at QB and Denard at RB. Although I loved Denard at QB, He never had the RB threat that could have elevated the offense to extreme heights. Moving him over to RB and keeping Tate at QB would have increased the passing efficiency and created a really deadly running game.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||If we had gotten that block against Texas||
Breaston had Rose Bowl MVP locked up. Over 350? yards in that game through all facets.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||That fumble||
was during mybirthday dinner with my parents. I still have no idea how that ball was dropped.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Brady vs MSU||
I don't think that Brady re-entered until the 4th Quarter, when he threw for over 200 yards. I remember trying to defend him to people in New England who didn't think he was that great in college.
That game and loss finally showed the separation between the two QBs that year. Too bad that Michigan had no answer for Burress on defense and didn't put Brady in until too late.
Henson had probably had a better season in 2000 than Brady did, and was probably the better college QB, just not when he was a Sophmore/ Freshman and Brady was a Senior/ Junior.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think it does||
Hence the grey shirts that are rampant in the SEC. I really think there is no benefit.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||They don't||
I was not in any advanced math in high school and have gone through calc 4 in college with linear algebra thrown in there. There were plenty of kids who were in my college Calc 1 and Calc 2 classes who had taken AP calc and struggled, while my first time through was relatively easy (compared to other classes).
Advanced classes are good, but only if the student is not challenged in the lower classes. Also, algebra is very different than geometry. Struggling in geometry does not mean that one will struggle with Algebra, trig, or calc.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||My calc prof at UofM||
was russian. Plumen Jacov. He could barely speak english and he was to smart to teach the class. To him, a complex calc 1 derivitive was as simple as adding two numbers. After most of the class failed the first gate exam, we asked him to go over each of the 8 problems.
He honestly was so perplexed and just said "you just derive the equations". There is a definite sweat zone between people that are too dumb to teach a subject and those that are too smart.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||As an Engineer||
I felt Geometry was really boring with proofs. It felt a lot less like I was solving problems than most other of my math classes. Algebra, Calculus (1,2, and 4 not 3), and trig were all classes I liked and seemed to use.
In regards to the OP. I was motivated in math by getting frustrated in not being the top grade. This was because I was probably behind my skill level and was bored (I was in regular algebra in 9th for comparison). I also didn't really worry as much about my grades though as I really could not write until about my junior year when a teacher sat me down and gave me an outline of exactly how an argumentive paper was written. I always assumed I would go to state, but did end up getting into Michigan.
At Michigan I barely passed Chemistry (C+) and had to drop out of Woody plants as I had a 30% in the class. I ended up fine with a 3.2 GPA and an Engineering degree. Your son is getting a tough good lesson though. There are things we just are not good at, but that just pushes us to the things we are good at. For most, HS is a breaze and get a huge wakeup call at college. Good luck overall, I'm sure he will do fine wherever he ends up.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I think this is correct||
Just like all the old rock bands "final tours" he is saying his next fight will be his "final" fight to add more intrigue to it. I didn't watch the fight, but I'm guessing his next fight will not make nearly as much as this one, now that people know his fighting style.
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||Drink before you tweet||
You want to ensure you have your best creative juices flowing and you don't want sober rationality getting in the way.
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||I noticed this as well||
Brown feels he is not a finished product, and stated that that is his biggest concern with his college game. Kentucky has shown that they can recruit one/ two and dones, but I'm not sure that they develop a great deal in that system.
Beilein, on the other hand, has shown a ton of development in getting his players into the NBA. I htink his system is also more similar to what the NBA is running in regards to complexity and how it's run. Beilein also is known as a guy who improves your shot (even Stauskus'), which Brown stated was one of the parts of his game that needs improvement.
He will go to the NBA either way, and get plenty of attention either way, but I think that Michigan get's him to the next level of his own game he is trying to achieve.
He also can rest easy knowing his college career won't have an asterisk because of coach Cal's, uh, unique recruiting of other players. haha.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||I sent this question to Ace (I think)||
If he were to come, Lavert, Brown, and Irvin are all similar sizes and similar skill sets. My initial guess would be that Brown and Irvin would play the 3 and 4, which would end up being pretty similar in Beilein's system, with Brown rotating to the 2 (Hardaway's spot) when Caris comes out. Then Dawkin's could come in at the 3, or maybe there would be another rotation.
I just think that it would be Walton/ 3 guys who are 6'6-6'7 around the same weight, who can shoot and attack the basket (with and without ball)/ Doyle. It would continue to be a tough matchup for the 4 on defense, but the offensive threat should result in a very fun team to watch.
Also add in the bench of Spike, RAAK, and Dawkins, who all were great at the end of the season, and this team should roll.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly Irvin||
and Spike too. Spike attacks the rim and distributes well. Irvin did this at the end of last season. It'd be amazing to have guys at the 1-4 who could all shoot, attack, and distribute. I'd have to imagine that this team's offense would challenge 2013s team for offensive efficiency.
Doyle is a very good addition to that as well. Offense from all 5 spots. I'd also think that defense would be decent just due to the length and speed of all the guys at their respective positions (with the exception of the 4, which would be undersized against a lot of teams).
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Well worth it to me||
Although I don't have the problem others do with Addidas. My only issue is that it might mean losing out on basketball recruits. The tradeoff for lower student ticket prices, lower bottled water prices, and getting Harbaugh and Hackett is an awesome deal.
These need to be put in those types of terms when people complain.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Fully Agree||
I know the consensus, before he got here, was that he would take an medical redshirt right away, but the fact that Beilein allowed him one year to get on the court and make a basket, means he knew better than any of us.
It's awesome to have such a good basketball coach at Michigan, but it's even more amazing when you realize what a great human being we have coaching at Michigan.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Good Luck on all accounts||
I personally was set to go to State if I didn't get into Michigan and it'd be great if my kids could also attend Michigan, I'm not going to stress if they don't for a variety of reasons.
In regards to commuting, I fully understand the cost benefit with crazy tuition hikes, but I am very appriciative that it was affordable enough for me to live at college (I think my tuition and R&B were almost half the cost now and that is only 17 years). College is a very soft landing spot for transitioning to the real world and living on your own. It made my transition a lot easier having lived in dorms, to housing with friends, to my own apartment and own bills when I graduated.
Also, both my parents and my grandparents on one side were art majors of one kind or another and all were successful. HS Art teacher, inventor/ designers so don't fret too much.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Jordan is exceptional||
I am going to enjoy Jordan as a coach while I can, because I have to believe he will be a successful head coach some day soon.
Bittersweet, I love to see the success of players as they leave early to the NBA, but miss seeing them in AA. This will be the same feeling with Jordan. Perhaps this will just eventually set him up as a replacment to Beilein after Beilein retires from his very successful tenure at Michigan and 2nd National Championship (hey, if I could dream of hoverboards in the 80s, I can believe this too).
|13 weeks 6 days ago||All I can say is||
F. King A. man. F. King A.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Great on Mo and||
all the athletes that do this. I think that there are actually a lot of M athletes that create these types of bonds with these kids. My wife works in Motts oncology and when we went to one of her patients cancer free celebrations, there was a reciever there who was good friends with the patients and family. I wish there were more reports and focus in the NCAA about these positive things rather than how many bagels can be served or athletes being jerks.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Southern North Dakota||
Should shorten their name to Middle Dakota.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Game day sign?||
Can't think of any reason not to make this a sign
|14 weeks 1 day ago||The opening scene||
In inglorious bastards is an amazing scene. I really thought Tarantino did a great job with this film overall. I think in all of his films, some of the scenes are a little too Tarantino, but most of the time I enjoy his work.
I finally watched wolf of Wall Street and hated it. It actually felt like Scorsese was trying to emulate Tarantino but didn't do a good job of it. Which is probably ironic since I'm guessing Tarantino was aping Scorsese in some of his work.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||On the plane||
I used to get sick on the airplane a lot as a kid (thank god the smoking is gone). One time I didn't have time to get some Dramamine, but my dad was big into the "it's all in your head" thing so my mom stuck me next to him. After a full plate of spaghetti for in flight meal, it came all out. I'm sure it was horrible for the rest of the passengers.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You take that back||
You filthy whore. Ain't nobody talk bad about my girl Denny's.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Negged you||
only so you could experience it twice!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Funny||
My wife and I bought an iBook laptop 5 years ago and I still struggle with it as I have always used pcs. It sounds like things have changed greatly as late 90s early 2000s everyone used the PCs over macs, especially on north campus where hundreds of macs stood idle.
My first time on the Internet was senior year in high school in 98. Someone logged me on and I didn't know how it worked so didn't do anything. I was really suprised in my freshman year when I was the only one in one of my discussions who hadn't been on the Internet. Luckily I've never had to deal with dial up because all the dorms had something else (can't remember name) that was fast.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Uhhh No!||
Not guilty does not mean innocent. It mearly means that a jury of your peers or judge does not have enough evidence or has enough reasonable doubt to provide a not guilty plea.
This can be a result of a lot of things, such as damning evidence that is thrown out due to how it was obtained.
If someone commits murder, and is found not guilty in court, it does not mean that they are innocent.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Great analysis||
This was well layed out explanation as I followed about 90% of what you stated. The maps and visuals help a lot. It will be interesting to see the starting 5 OL next year work in unison. They are going to have to be a strength as the skill positions get set.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah.||
Whitfield came over from the track team and is only 5'4". Small backs that are very fast can be effective if they can hide behind offensive lineman and hit holes quickly. They also can be hard to get a good hit on. He has to have very good burst, vision, and balance, but he can be a decent role player. I know LSU had a tiny player that was very fast that got a whole lot of yards.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ok. Thanks||
I missed what you were going for. That makes sense about all around. Smith definitely does not have the speed to attack the edge. I really hope Isaac has some speed and moves. Don't know a lot about him, but his running style seemed upright in his USC highlights, which doesn't seem good for power up the middle. I'm really suprised that Michigan hasn't been able to find their guy yet. It has been a long time since Michigan had an above average BIG back.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||In regards to green||
I really hope he is not our best back. I know some are high on him, but I have seen very little to make him even an average back in the BIG. His speed is just ok, and I've yet to see a modicum of power that should come with his size. His balance just doesn't seem that good and his reads are only so so. His high school tape was a lot of outrunning players to the edge, which is where he picked up some of his big gains last year.
I know the offensive line plays a role, but he's had his times into the LBs and secondary and I haven't seen the moves, power, or speed that I'd expect from a top running back. Really hope Johnson comes back or they use the little track star who may find success by staying low and using his speed to hit holes.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Oh yeah? Name two!||
|17 weeks 2 days ago||20 ft statues||
On top of the luxury boxes.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe add frisbee||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Crappy bathrooms||
there was something appealing about peeing on the wall in the old bathrooms. When the whole wall was a urinal, the waits seemed pretty small for the mens. I am guessing the women were very happy about the renovation.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I liked the lettering||
but the press box itself was a major eyesore. It looked cheap in comparison to everything else.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Very much agree||
Had season tickets from 98-02 and just loved the atmosphere. When they put the second level above in 03, I sat at the top of the lower bleachers and was suprised how quiet is was. Now when I go back, everything seems so stale and clean. Its weird to see people attend games now who have no intention of watching as they sit in big comfy chairs. There is really no need to have more than score, time, shots, and penalty minutes on a scoreboard, so all the new score board is used for is to distract with ads and dumb games.
Still a fun time, but the magic is gone. Or maybe I'm just now old, and attending games as a student just can't be replicated.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Doubleeeeeeee||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I miss Ferry Field||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Like the Adidas||
Like the bright yellow over the Orange yellow
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||The maize stripe on the sleeves||
reminds me of the halo on the big house.
Also, with the sleeves so short, I really don't think there is anything more necessary than just the number on the shoulder.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||Maize around numbers||
is sublte, but gives dimension to the numbers. Also, as you stated, like Lebowski's rug, it really ties things together.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||Good point about the home/home unis in The Game||
This would also prevent both programs from using that game to do a unique design for that one game. Brings nice nestalgia to me.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||Was going to state the same||
I think Devin looks awesome up there. Take away the patch and white with large thick Blue numbers and maize outline on front/back and sleeve looks good to me.
I'm probably being heretical here, becuse it is the adidas jersey that I think looks the best, but then again, I also like adidas version of Maize better too. Just a personal preference, but the bright yellow really pops against the dark blue. The true maize always looked orangy (its a word now) to me.
I wouldn't mind if the sleeve numbers got switched to the sugar bowl stripes. If they ever did a throwback white pants (not a preference of mine, but I know a lot would like it) having two similar large stripes on the side of the pants (straight stripes, none of this organic crap), would make the design work together and would save the pants from looking like long underwear.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||No offense||
but what you are arguing now is purely linguistics. In the context of Harbaughs statement, he stated that he thinks (truly or not) that his worth (value to your statement above) to the University is less than $5 million. I know you are not a lawyer, but it seems you are playing games with technicality of the meaning of the word rather than the intent of the word.
Your argument still doesn't hold value. I sold my car to my brother for nothing. That does not mean that it was worth nothing (he sold it years later for a few hundred dollars), but my brother was going back to school to change careers and I had just gotten my first job and wanted a new car. You can't simply say Jim Harbaughs worth is $5 million when his market value is probably much higher, but he chose this salary in part, because of his love for the University.
Your argument seems to be purely based on a technicality of a word, and even then doesn't hold up very well.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Yes and No||
Yes, goods are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. The housing market is insane in some areas right now. My neighbor bought in 2010 and, without doing anything to the house, is going to make a good deal because there is now a better market for the same house.
When it comes to the business world, I would definitely not say that everyone is worth what they are making. There are plenty of times that someone comes in with a great resume and smooth talking and gets hired, only to learn that they can't perform the job they are hired for, and it's 6 months of pain or more before you let them go.
There is also a great deal of cronyism/ nepotism, buddies club in the business world that allows for inflated payments for unqualified people. I know at my company that the people running it, ran with very little oversight, hired and paid their friends or gave inflated contracts to friends to do work, only to run the company into bancruptcy. This doesn't even get into people that are just better at negotiating their salaries.
So yes, there was someone willing to pay someone a huge salary, but their worth was not what they were making. Note this can also work on the flip side, as there are people who could get more that don't, because they'd rather pass on those to others. I think Harbaugh and the CEO of Costco are two examples of people who could have gotten more and than what they are paid.
|18 weeks 22 hours ago||I hate stickers||
To me it's similar to putting a bumper sticker on a car.
If we are going to have them, How about maize smiley faces for good plays and frowny faces for bad plays.
|19 weeks 5 hours ago||Thanks for making me not the only one||
I was trying to imagine some jumbo set in the backfield or some weird TE configuration and trying to imagine Peppers not being able to catch up. Reminds me we have a very young recieving group.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||I grew up playing a lot of soccer||
and still play soccer in my 30s. I've also attended a match in Germany that was one of the best sporting events I've ever been to. With that said, I really watch very little soccer. For some reason it doesn't translate live to television for me. I agree that Lacrosse could grow quickly in the next decade as it skyrocketed this last decade.
A nice combination of soccer, football, and hockey.
|19 weeks 7 hours ago||Great Stuff Alex||
I usually am not a fan of the NIT, but I had the same feeling you did in regards to this team. They are fun to watch play. It seemed as if the light went on for a lot of the young players and the offense started to take shape.
Next year will be interesting. I think their offense comes up a lot. Maybe not as efficient as the previous two years, but on the flip side, it appears the defense should be much tougher than we've had previously.
I wonder how Beilein will split the minutes. Last few years have been a lot of minutes for startes, but now he has a legitimate bench to play with too.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Nothing gets past most of you detectives||
Yes, it was staged, but it was done very well. The set up was great and the fan sold the not dancing thing great.
This is the type of wow factor thing that Brandon should have gone for. Guys that become infamous on their own. I've said this before, but about 6 years or so ago, there was a Hot Dog Man in the crowd, who came up with an amazing amount of hot dogs out of no where and got the student section up and having fun during a quarter break. The one time I saw him, he got kicked out. I always thought it would have been much better to see him "sponsered" by UofM (i.e. give the man a bunch of hotdogs to do every game), but don't tell anyone.
Great work by the Timberwolves, fan, and KG.
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||That was well written||
and an incredibly crazy experience.
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||Ohio State 2011||
It was an absolutely beautiful day, and Michigan broke a long losing streak to OSU, yet, the beginning was just not a fun experience. We got into our seats and even though they weren't great, people were jammed in, so my wife didn't have a seat. An OSU fan three rows back was drunk out of her mind and somehow found us. We played the don't engage game until my wife finally told her to just leave us alone and somehow she did.
As the first quarter starts, my wife is sitting on my lap when we sit down. When we stand, an old man next to me is leaning hard into me. I just assume this is how the day has to go until HE flips out saying I'm in his space. I show him how when I sit down I am not on his little Michigan seat cushionAnd stand up and sit down a couple times to show him. He then complains about where my feet are (directly in front of me). He then says "don't fuck with me". By then I've had enough and yell at him to go get the ushers, go home, or just deal with it.
My wife is crying cause she hates conflict, and his wife (who is much bigger) switches seats and there is now plenty of room. People leave our row and the rest of the afternoon is a great success (outside of build me up buttercup right before an OSU sure TD is overthrown right in front of us), but that soured my many great experiences in the big house. I expected the OSU fan stuff, but not the crap from the old man rooting for the same team.
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||Weird, cause you are the guy||
Who gets mad when certain people wear certain types of jerseys (not all types) to sporting events.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||If they bought it for $500,000||
and make $250,000 a year, then they are well off. Even despite their equity. And although the equity is just a number until you sell, being able to sell and make money on a house is a huge deal.
It seems that this is a hard case to make no matter what. The only reason she doesn't feel wealthy is because she compares herself to people who have more. Choosing to like in a desirable place full of wealthy people and paying more to get less is a choice of the wealthy. Although I don't make near as much as her parents do, I feel I am wealthy in I am able to make these types of choices, despite not being able to get a dream house in the exact location I want.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||MgoBlog CFO* here||
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|23 weeks 32 min ago||Spartan Hatred||
My wife works at Mott, and a lot of her coworkers are spartan grads. It is amazing to me, the stories that she tells, about how much those cowrkers hate Michigan. It's just bizarre to me that someone would carry that much hate around, when they work at Mott and are a small part of what makes the University great.
I get annoyed by Dantonio and Izzo, and always want to beat them, but outside of playing them in sports, I just don't have any hate towards State. It is a weird state of mind over there.
I also think this is somewhat new, since none of my friends that went there in the late 90s, early 2000s ever showed the type of hatred that seems to come out of students now.
|23 weeks 45 min ago||I'm with you||
I have no beef with Hoke. I was often confused with his offensive playcalling, and frustrated with his overall results, but at no time did I believe his values or goals conflicted with mine. He, by no means, deserves a piece like this. Dave Brandon fully deserves this.
|23 weeks 1 hour ago||Also||
I am under the impression that Brandon, being the egomaniac he is, has a google search on himself, and will find this article. I don't think he will not read this, which makes me happy.
Just to pile on, I also hated how he made sure people knew he took a pay cut to come to Michigan, despite being way overpaid for an AD. And also his Morris incident "interviews" that he tried to micro manage got more notoriety for how they had to take place and what could be asked, then whatever information he spouted during the interview itself.
It's wierd that Bo mentioned that Brandon had an open door policy at Dominos so that anyone in the company could tell him how it could improve. I guess I should have focused more on the line that not many in the company took advantage of that, since we all know from his stint at AD, this open door policy probably lead to a lot of, "well why don't you go work for another pizza company. We don't need you" type e-mails.
|23 weeks 1 hour ago||Jim Hackett||
What is amazing to me is how at ease I am after reading this because of one man, Jim Hackett. I know it is way to soon to know what his final contribution to the program and University will be, but man, does he seem to get it. His handling of the coaching search (landing Harbaugh with supposed Mullen in back pocket) is amazing. His house clearing of yes men who value some Wow* experience (smae music and fireworks as all other venues, just louder), has been amazing. He at least appears to get it.
I guess we will see if the Big House is opened up again, or if the band makes is return as the best option for musical entertainment on game day. It is amazing how many wrongs can be righted so quickly.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I get what you are saying||
but I guess I disagree. I'm sure it's disappointing to see a player move on to greener pastures, but just as you stated about 5th years not getting resigned because they aren't getting it done, I get the gist that the coach is more concerned about the fact that his team is not going to be as good as it could be, thus hurting HIS (the coaches) chance at landing a better job or getting a raise.
Coaches shouldn't get the benefit of treating their players like employees, and then getting hurt because of the fact that they developed those players and am sad to see them go. It's not that people can't understand why the coach is upset, it's the hypocrasy of not allowing a player to move on and claiming feelings in this case, and then making it a performance business case when he doesn't renew a 5th year.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Good on you!||
Sports fandom is irrational. There is no good reason I spend 12 weekends of the year fretting over some 18-23 year olds throwing some goofy ball around while trying to cross some arbitrary line while trying to stop some other 18-23 year olds from doing the same.
Especially paying to watch them while crammed in with 110,000 other crazy folks. But, it's fun and wearing what you want to support the team is part of that fun. I worry very little about what some sports snob say is appropriate (especially when somehow a t-shirt is more appropriate than a jersey or somehow, some jerseys are more ok than others).
Keep on Keepin on.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Why are hockey sweaters the exception?||
I've seen this said a lot. Basebll jerseys can actually look pretty nice with button downs. Football jerseys are usually shiny t-shirts.
I never understand why people care if someone wears a jersey to a game to show support (especially people who follow high school kids recruiting). The Hockey jersey is ok always seems like the OP is trying to appeal to Brian, since he wears a hockey sweater.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Athlete's perspective||
you are recruited by a handful of coaches. One you take a large liking to and love their coaching style. He promises to be your coach for 5 years only to leave to a better opportunity after only 1.
It sucks for the kid, in yours, it sucks for the coach. We all get it. But no one thought Brady Hoke was a bad guy for leaving his players in San Diego. Why should the players who aren't being paid millions be held to some higher moral standard than the coach.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Additionaly||
Coaches are free to decide who they want to give 5th years to. If their is a hot recruit the coach wants, no one bats an eye when the coach says no to a 5th year that isn't up to par.
I don't see any difference when a player makes the same decision about grad school, even if it is a athletic decision more than a academic one.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I couldn't even figure out who he was talking about||
If you are going to go with a really bad name like that (don't), but if you do, at least be clever. I mean KenSucky seems like the obvious one to me. It's not clever, but at least people will know who you are trying to "burn".
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I was not on Internet||
Until my freshman year in 1998. I only knew a few people who used or talked about it in my high school before that. Luckily my roommate had used it so he showed me how it worked and about ask Jeeves.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I totally agree||
At Michigan, it is way tougher to to be rich than poor. Poor students have the system tilted in their favor. I've had to deal with the poor and they rarely add to conversations about French films I saw when my family went yachting in the French riviera. They actually tried to talk to me about some poor people subjects. I'm not sure what they were cause I wasn't listening, but it was probably pretty low brow stuff.
And I'm not saying we don't need the poor, we do, I'm just saying we probably should accept less of them into programs that produce high pay and progress, because they wouldn't know what to do with the money anyway, so it's kind of a waste.
/s (is this necessary?)
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Gateway||
in the House!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||There are 25,000+ students at UofM||
so there are going to be a large spectrum of different experiences especially when you add in the different experiences over decades.
Mid 90s fashion was a cheap grunge look. I think early 2000s started to bring name brand into things more (I'm really bad at fashion, though, so don't take my word on the last one. My favorite pair of pants were from bugle boy at late HS and early college).
when I first got to campus, I was hanging out with a group of very wealthy out of staters who didn't mind skipping meals to go out to eat and going to coffee houses. As a cheap person in general, this wasn't my style and I moved away from that group. Most of my good friends after that had families that were well off (I'd say the most common job held by friends parents was Doctor). I was aware, but it was never an issue.
I would say that on average the diversity of friends at Michigan, when it came to family wealth and education, was much less than my friends from home. Although it didn't really matter there either.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Moving out of State||
If you are planning on staying in Michigan, then the advantages in the job field between Michigan and MSU are not huge. If you plan on heading out of state, Michigan has a huge upside. I've been to the east coast and texas and having UofM on my resume was recognized as a good school.
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||Houma getting runs||
Would Houma get a chance to carry the ball in a Harbaugh type offense? I know it was high school in Utah, but his film looked very good. I'd love to see some late draw type stuff for the full backs, or even some screens. Seems like both he and Kerridge would be rgeat as both have some hands and some moves when they get the ball.
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||I was there during the same time||
and never heard of one incident, which might just be because I was naive.
There was plenty of alcohol consumption, weed, and I knew of some extasy, but never heard of any coke. I guess I learn something new everyday.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||I actually enjoyed the organic loss of points||
Although his points were bad and poorly formed, he never had one Bolivia type post or melt down/ flame out. I think your discretion was on point to just let it go.
Reminds me of the MgoProfit movement to get one of the members back from Bolivia. Getting reinstated by the board was a cool organic movement.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||Thanks for posting||
It does look like a few people have made it hard for other members and especially alumni. It looks like the chapter has made a good fast response with the good faith and the community service to the city of Gaylord.
I'm guessing there will still be a couple of suspensions of the members who actually did the damage, who may still have to (and should) face legal consequences.
After that, I'd hope the fraternity gets reinstated quickly with a probabtion period (that it sounds like they'd have no problem getting through).
Good lesson in PR. Get in front, be proactive, take responsibility, apoligize, and move on.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Your argument||
that the moon landing was fake is not good at all. I mean you didn't even mention it in your post.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Man you are bad at this||
calling the cops is something you do when you don't have control over the matter. If it is my own son, I have control over the matter. If it is my nephew and I know my brother will handle it accordingly, then I have control over the matter.
If the Frat brothers destroyed their own Frat house, then the Frat can handle things internally and can decide how to proceed and if they can trust the other members to pay.
The resorts trusted the fraternities to not destroy their property, that trust was broken, and they properly informed the police, as any rational person would do.
I'd love to see you argue in court. "Judge, would you really call the police on your son if he set fire to your house? Then why, would you treat my client any differently then your own son? I rest my case" puts feet up on desk.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||OR||
you can punish your child in ways that you cannot punish someone else's.
If this is how you lawyer, I hate to break this to you, but you aren't good, at all. You are very good at coming up with poor arguments against claims people aren't even making. I will give you that.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Except||
in Scent of a Woman only one kid, who was not involved in any way, was going to get all of the punishment and the guilty parties were going to walk free. In this instance, either the Fraternity sticks together and takes the punishment as a whole, or they can identify those few who did all the damage. I think you should go watch the movie again.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||So||
you believe that the fraternity brothers present that did nothing to stop their brothers from doing all this damage are innocent? That they were just merely near what happened and could do nothing to stop this?
If this is true, then couldn't the Fraternity just turn over those few responsible for all the damage and ensure that they are properly punished? I haven't heard any of the Fraternities provide names of who did the damage and publicly dismiss them from the Frat.
It sounds like you are involved in one of these Frats and are more worried about how this will affect you than the victims.
EDIT:StephenRCass provided a message on one of the Fraternities website, which states they are going to work with authorities to identify the culprits. If this is so, then this will go away soon, and the members not involved will be able to move on. I still think that they could have stopped this, so having a small punishment from the national and university for not stopping this seems like it is well within what the proper punishment should be.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I appreciate Izzo's||
ability to retain 5 star talent for 4 years by controlling every aspect of the game and ensuring that none of his players can grow and develop, meaning that they are the same players 4 years after entering college.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I hope he does well||
Glad he was smart enough to stick around and get the degree and I think this is a great opportunity for him to go get some playing time and show off his true chops.
I really hope he can land somewhere and tear it up. It at minimum gives me another team to root for during the season.
As a side note " meritorious" throwing out some serious vocabulary.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||You answered your own||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Wabbit Season!||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Now they are incredibly young||
The available players
Healthy; MAAR, Dawkins, Donnal, Lonergan, Dakich, Beilfeldt
Years: FR, FR, RS FR, SO, SO, SR
Playable; Hatch, Irvin, Walton
Years: FR, SO, SO
So Beilein is going to put a game plan using 4 freshmen, 4 sophomores and 1 senior
I know he made a run in the tournament with a starting 5 of SO, JR, FR, FR, FR a few years ago, but man, Beilein deals with some young players.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||20 channels?||
We only had 5 in the 80s (and most of 90s).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Come on||
It's not like announcers tend to repeat the same story about a player over and over and over again. Otherwise, we would of heard more about how Kovacs used to be a walk on or how Trey used to want to play for OSU or...
|27 weeks 5 days ago||During dead period||
Was Senior not allowed to talk to Junior? It would make for strange family dinners:
Senior: Dear, can you tell your son that he needs to look at Michigan
Wife: (sigh) Junior, your dad wants me to tell you that you should give Michigan a chance.
Junior: Listen Mom, you tell dad it's my decision and I will decide on my own time
Wife: (sigh) Do I really have to keep repeating this? I mean you're both right here, I know you both hear what each other is saying.
|28 weeks 2 hours ago||I liked seeing him on campus||
He had the big hair and big smile everywhere he went.
I liked watching Renes play because he went to my highschool and was a really cool guy. I didn't know him since he was a senior when I was a freshman, but my brother knew him pretty well and he was super nice. He was a lot smaller than you'd think for a NT, but he was rediculously strong.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Rebuttle.||
I grew up in holland and couldn't imagine growing up in a city when I was younger. I spent my summers at the beach which I could ride my bike to. Yes I couldnt have pizza delivered, but I also had tons of woods to explore and dunes to go sledding. Yes, driving anywhere was 10 minutes away roughly, but since there was little traffic you knew exactly how long it would take you know matter what time of day vs cities and rush hour that can double or quadruple a commute. Grand Rapids airport is close and easy to get to and is a lot of times cheaper to fly out of than detroit. My wife (girlfriend at the time) would fly in there because it was cheaper to fly from Boston to GR than to detroit.
Just a different lifestyle.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Things to think about||
I live in Plymouth (downtown area) and have been trying to decide if I should stay and redo the house or if I should move to another house. The housing market in this area (Northville, plymouth) is insane. Houses go up and off the market in a few days. So just know that housing market is crazy. We also looked at building in South Lyon. There is a lot of development there. If you do go that route I'd recommend Healy. Their sales people/ office folk suck, but their builder and lady who run it are very knowledgeable and willing to work with you to customize their stock homes how you want.
If you are free to go wherever, I grew up in Holland and it is a great place to raise a family, especially if you live on the north side. The schools are good, the taxes are low, the downtown is really great and there are tons of beaches to go to on the north side. There is also some industry there and you are close to GR. Good luck. I know my wife and I struggle with where to live all the time.