fair point that
|1 week 1 day ago||I've seen vast improvement||
in the first 10 games. I think he looks bad sometimes, because his position requires him to both cover and provide run support, where a true corner is usually tasked with man coverage (which is still hard). I've seen plenty of times when he is in perfect position and the pass has no chance.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think||
Junior and senior Brady were better than freshman and sophomore Henson, but junior Henson was better than Brady. And I think a senior Henson (especially if Terrell had stuck around) would have been invited to New York.
|1 week 2 days ago||Great job wolverine historian||
Another amazing highlight video.
I was both impressed with how far and accurate he could throw it, but also how quickly he gets the ball out. He has to have one of the shortest wind ups I've seen and puts a ton of zip on the ball. Yeah, I still think he could have been something special. I'm also glad to have watched him with Terrell and walker. Those two are also busts I am suprised by.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm pretty sure||
the Rutgers coach is the WOW factor.
|1 week 3 days ago||in 98 and 99||
The best High School QB tried to split time with a less known Junior QB, who had been around for a while. Everyone clamored for this amazing young prospect, yet the older QB continued to out perform and beat out the young QB.
In 2000, the High School stand out played one of the best single seasons (despite missing the beginning with a foot (toe?) injury).
Mathlete (I believe) did a whole statistical analysis of true freshman QBs and compared to the entire college football QBs. I think they at best came out average.
My point being, no matter how good a High School prospect is, the change from HS to college is a big one. Game moves faster, and offenses and defenses are both much more advanced. It could happen, but the stats tell us that Michigan's best chance to be great next year is with a veteran QB.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Except||
I see NFL Qbs complete passes to NFL WRs over NFL CBs every week in the NFL. Allowing a few completions a game doesn't mean the CB can't play at the NFL level. Sometimes passes are made because a throw and move are perfect. It took a lot of targets to get Burbridge those catches and yards. Targets don't include the times where Cook had to look off because it just wasn't there.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I agree and think whole defense was exposed||
I don't get why they haven't shut out every opponent this year. Seriously, if they wanted to be great, they'd just stop all offenses from scoring.
I also want to point out how they've allowed positive yardage in EVERY game. When people are talking about how good this defense is, they always seem to "forget" to mention all the times they gave up a yard or two on a run or pass play.
/s (shouldn't be necessary, but you never know)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Watson getting time is great news!||
I think I remember reading that he is the heir apparent to Peppers in that position, which is critical in this defense, so him getting reps over the next year and a half is good news. Indiana and Penn State's passing games might make it hard to get him reps though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My wife is a nurse on that floor||
Unfortunately there are a lot of tough stories like this since Michigan gets some of the toughest patients. Makes me happy every day when I know my own kids are healthy. Makes any of my other problems easy to put in perspective.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's what she said||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So, I'm thinking||
it goes all the way down to 7 or 8. That'd be fun.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Checked your math||
it's correct. Go blue!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like about 50% chance||
we go into OSU with a 9-2 record.
I calculated the odds by figuring there are only two outcomes, either we have that record or we don't, so 50/50 chance.
Me good at math and English.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing better than winning a Major Award||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Reasons to root for big win/ shut out||
Yes all wins are good, but Michigan is still in it for the BIG East. If Michigan Dominates the next 4 opponents like they did Oregon St through Northwestern and then Beat OSU, and OSU beats MSU, there is a small possibility that Michigan could make the Championship game.
It's a lot of ifs, but the sound beatings will only help Michigan's case.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Massey looks more right to me||
Michigan unfortunatelly lost to both State and Utah, so being just behind them right now makes sense. USC should not be that high, and I don't like Alabama at 1 spot.
I'm hoping for a couple more goose eggs for upcoming Michigan opponents though, and am really hoping to see some down field passes completed. At Minimum I'm hoping for a 3 way tie for the BIG East with 5 dominating performances making the decision hard to see where to put Michigan. BIG Championship is still not out of the picture which is crazy (awesome).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Rescue Bots Heat Wave||
My son is Kade from rescue bots (fireman) and I made him a heatwave firetruck to wear. I am the transformed version of heatwave. My other sons a panda and my wife is a zookeeper. We were on top of things for once ths year.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||What if it's hot where I live?||
Can I ask "Hot enough for yah?"
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Depends||
which team are we talking about?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
I thought it happened at Michigan's Union, based on the responses.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'd love to see MSU Safeties||
take a bunch of rides on Smith, Houma, and Kerridge 20 yards down the field.
It will be interesting to see how the game goes if the safeties have to take on those guys head on, and how often.
None of them are close to Ron Dayne size and speed, but I know safeties hated having to take him head on, and getting trucked does mess with the psyche.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Cliff note version?||
I don't know the original story or what other mistakes were made. Can someone give a quick rundown of what occurred?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||No pants?||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||What school?||
My wife was in that play
|6 weeks 6 days ago||ok Tom Sawyer||
I'll trade, but not until you let me paint your fence again.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Yeah||
I'm not sure if you've worked with Unions, but it can be very difficult to get rid of union employees. This would actually help players in the SEC who want to continue to play but are encouraged to leave. Gross misconduct wouldn't be tolerated, but that isn't anyway.
I think a 25 player max signing class with 100 max roster would also solve the first issue, and curb oversigning better thanthe union, but just saying. Even without a union, I've seen some pretty bad employees last for a long time. If it was considered paid, then the university would be responsible for paying unemployment to the student if he was "fired". It get's pretty messy.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This||
The way I see it, the coaching staff knows that they don't have to open the play book, so they continue to work on base plays and beating teams straight up. I'm sure as the season progresses, we will see more variations and counters to the base plays as necessary.
The passing game is still missing out of the base plays. Guys are getting open, but we've seen very little in taking advantage of this. This is still the major fear with this offense, that they can't take advantage of those plays. I understand that there has been some wind, but the weather doesn't get easier to play in from here.
The fact that the offense has been so effective without big plays shows a very consistant reliable offense, which is a good thing. Making big plays against undisciplined defenses is not really a long term game plan.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I stopped following||
when I realized that I forget about most of them less than a month after signing. This came to my realization when I would read Brian's round up of each new guy during the summer, and I'd be all "oh yeah I remember that guy from signing day" only to forget about them for a year or two when they are actually ready to see the field.
Big names like Peppers and Hand still draw me in, but only because I think I will see them in the fall.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||So 31 pts in 5 games||
With one of those a garbage time touchdown to UNLV. And the one other touchdown not included being the pick 6.
Northwestern will be a heck of a defensive game as well.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||well||
They didn't give up the edge at least.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Glad to see||
Death Blow getting love. DTs rarely are going to win this.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The Sweat||
was why I hated skins in soccer. When I'm playing sports, I sweat a lot, and not being able to wipe it away was really annoying.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Funny||
I've read through all the posts up until this one and was assuming Michigan was the underdog. I was thinking that BYU favored by 6 seemed pretty reasonable. A betting man, I am not.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Weird||
I was at the western and ND games that year and remember that was the first year that the band was miced up, and that there was some speakers in the north end of the stadium, but don't remember any piped in music.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly||
I was expecting a couple down field completions a game. The longest I can think of are the one into coverage to Jake Butt and the one to Williams. I wasn't expecting a Henne Manningham type chemistry, but was hoping for something a little more. I still recognize that he is the best option the team has, and I don't see any reason to call for a benching based on his play. But, I don't think it's unreasonable to have hit a couple more deep passes by this time.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||or, way back in 2010?||
when we only had the band (First time I heard the piped in music was during rain delay game against western). Loudest Game I ever heard was 2009 ND, and there was no piped in music. Fans were plenty pumped up, along with the students.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Sophomore||
Pretty sure he's only a sophomore, so he will be terrorizing defenses for another season. I was amazed at this kids HS highlight, and was suprised he didn't do this last year. I really want to catch some LSU games just to see him play. Athletes like that don't come around very much.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No mistakes||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I wish I had the hair||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Auburn is still getting votes, which is beyond rediculous. No teams look unstoppable this year. There is a lot of just good football teams.
My guess is LSU will continue to rise though.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
The Blue number looks flat to me. The maize border adds some dimension. Not necessary on the home jerseys though.
I also think the BIG logo is required to be on it, but could be wrong.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You can drink on Friday||
and make a noon game. I had plenty of Friday hockey - party, Saturday Park Cars, Football Game - Hockey - Party.
As long as it's not WAY over board, 20 year olds have amazing recovery after a night out partying.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Bummed||
if he could have gotten his degree from Michigan though. With a redshirt this year, he could have gone and played somwhere else next year with a Michigan degree. I'm thinking he will still do well. A charismatic personality goes a long way in the business world. Glad he is enjoying himself on the new team, and felt bad about his 26 yard return that was called back. It's a curse.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, but||
it does look like a good portion did get the memo. I think the student section was down to something like 7,000 last year. It looked like there was easily 17,000-18,000. Just need to get the 3-4,000 more students back.
It's been a while since I was a student, but they also tend to move down and scrunch in, leaving the top rows to look emptier than the section should.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Not in sight lines||
I'm guessing he's talking about the hard small bleacher seats. All Michigan seat sight lines are good. I think the point is there are a lot more options, and there seemed to be a large push by the AD (even before Brandon) to squelch some fun and spontinaity(sp?) of the student section.
Couple that with 7 years of losing and Brandon taking the fight against students to a new level, and it's going to take time to rebuild the trust and support of the full student section.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||As someone||
who is in his mid 30s and can't decide whether to redo my house, or move in the area, or move somewhere totally different, I'm not going to harp on some 19-20 year old trying to make one of the biggest decisions in his life.
I switched majors, and my wife has switched careers after getting her masters. The problem isn't the kids, it's the fact grown adults follow their recruitment too much. There is no reason we should have this much information on a possible recruit who ended up somewhere else.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||No mention of the new(old) Maize?||
personally, I like the old "Yellow" better than the true dark maize. Just more pleasing to the eye to me, and really pops against the blue.
Great write up. I love all the monday morning (for when I get to read them) analysis from all the MgoBlog guys. For some reason,
I still feel there is a long way to go. I saw an offensive line beat down a younger smaller line as the game went on, which was good, but I worry about creating holes agianst bigger stronger lines. The offense still lacks big play abilities. Still haven't hit one over the top, or created a huge hole, outside of popping some screens on the outside. It was good to see the ground game pound out yards and limit negative plays. I just am worried about teams that take advantage of the fact that Michigan doesn't go long. Even the reverse was snuffed out.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My guess would be no||
Starting engineers rarely have much to go on, outside of an internship and a grade point. This doesn't make much of a spread for companies to go on. I could be wrong, but I don't think that there is a huge disparity in starting salary from engineering school to engineering school.
As others have said, this information doesn't mean much, as school populations with large doctorate students get hurt, and engineering schools benefit a lot. To make this relevant it really needs to be by major and by location or a percentage against the median for the area. It also needs to span probably 10, 15, and 20 years.
Either way, I know plenty of Michigan and MSU people that make way more than me.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||On the other hand||
what if the paint store's owner that they vandals bought the paint from, needed those two cans to put the store into the black, and as such, was able to afford peewee football for his son and the son turned into a mega football recruit who always looked fondly on the two cans of paint, maize and blue, that gave him a chance to play football and decided that he'd only play for Michigan because of it.
I think we'd be all talking differently if this were the straw man scenario we used.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I first heard about a plane||
hitting a building on the bus to north campus. I don't know why, but I remember hearing one student tell another student a plane ran into a building. I went to my ME330? class, and in the big lecture hall the professor made an announcement that anyone who had family that worked at the world trade center could leave.
After class, they had canceled all the other classes for the rest of the day (only time in 5 years I had a canceled class). I probably got home around 11, and finally saw what was happening. I remember watching the planes on a loop for a long time, and finally not being able to take it anymore and went and played football out on elbel with some friends. Weird how things get stamped into your memory.
Also, I realize how young some of the people are on this blog. Hard to get a feeling for ages until this puts it into perspective.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I thought he was way ahead||
with being able to run in the spring. There was something I thought I read that Harbaugh was trying to get him to slow down. I'd agree with posters above about getting him in sparingly until we need him. I'd prefer him to get good playing time against Northwestern to be game ready for state. Looks like we will need to put up some points against state.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Your numbers don't make sense||
Wouldn't they have him go for 500 yards at that point?
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||It can save you money||
but probably not if you are making Brandon Money. There are tax brackets that can screw you over if you are the bottom of one of them. For example, one of the tax brackets is around $75,000 for a family, which, if you are over, jumps your tax bracket from 25% to 28% (I don't know what it actually is and am too lazy to look it up). This would mean That you make more money if your family pulls in $74,999 compared to $75,001. In fact, in this scenario, you don't start making more money until you earn greater than $78,125 dollars. This means if you are at $74,999, you take a pay cut on any raise up until $78,125.
I'm sure there is some funny rich person math where you can take advantage of tax breaks by making large donations, but I haven't researched it, because I don't need to unfortunetaly.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||I usually shit||
and then stay on too long so my legs fall asleep.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Ball Security||
So far smith has had great ball security in traffic. At minimum, falling forward, making blacks in pass pro, and ball security, I will take. Hopefully we get a little better vision and some longer runs.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think||
we needed any more proof that the previous coaching staff was bad. The record spoke plenty to that. You are right though, until wins start cummulating, we don't know what changes will work.
I did see a big difference in the offense from last few years, mainly in play caling and taking advantage of the defense. The screens were executed nicely. They passed when they could not run. There were multiple times when the defense was beat on a play call, yet it wasn't executed, so only half the problem was solved. The line blocking and run game is still a problem.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I like where your heads at||
but if we are going with a defensive touchdown, we want it from on of the Big guys, cause then you get the big guy dance. Going with Henry here.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||42 - 14 Michigan||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||haha||
ND's strategic advantage
|12 weeks 3 days ago||DVR for sure||
DVR has been a godsend since I've had kids. Rarely do I get to watch a game all the way through from the start time to the end time, usually pausing, and fast forwarding. Its nice to not have to deal with commercials though. Just make sure to record the show afterward because they only assign games to run 3 hrs when the commercials make sure this can't happen.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Might as well throw in||
my opinion for aways.
Pants - Maize ( I like a more yellow color) A Blue Block M on the pants
Jersey - White with blue solid blue numbers on chest, back and shoulders, with maize outline that matches the yellow hue of the pants and helmet. Emphasis on all matching. A blue Block M on the chest. Name across back is Blue block letters
The maize outline gives a little dimension to the numbers. Addidas did one jersey that I really liked like this, but I think the material was really crappy, so yeah, the material can't rip or aid other teams in tackling.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure||
I don't really know where he lived but figured he had a house in A2 or Saline or something. He could very well have moved though.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||You probably won't like our new coach much||
He talked about the school while coaching another school.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Borges "Is Denard going to throw or run?"||
Borges "Haha! Gotcha, it was a run! He was hurt the whole time!"
|13 weeks 1 day ago||My Welcome?||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you||
If Hoke loved Michigan as much as he said he did, than he should have done what he could to win, not to make Dave Brandon happy. A winning coach has a lot of power (see Gordon with Tressel). It's on Hoke as much as anyone.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Eastern||
I think that'd be a great place for him to land. He has a great base here with a house and lots of connections to Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio high schools. He's good at getting kids in, and there would be no pressure there. I'd love to see this happen if possible.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I'm Guessing||
Urban was the anonymous coach who said Gardner was a talent who they were using wrong. I can only imagine how good Gardner would have been for Urban. I think he also would have thrived in RR's offense as he would have been a good threat for both run and pass. oh well, I guess Borges at least opened up the offense to get us to that point. sigh.
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm always reminded of a Simpson's||
episode where Lisa tells the story of Lewis and Clark and at the end Marge tells everyone that for Sacajewea's contribution she was put on the $1 coin, that you can trade in for a real dollar.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||I've read all the books||
and this week got 3 months of HBO which includes HBO Go. I plan to watch the series in those 3 months hopefully. I'm looking forward to it. I'm suprised how quickly I got through all the books. I was just not a fan of Feast for Crows (I think). The last book was amazing though. So many revelations. The continuity of the series is really one of my favorite aspects of his writing. There are very few loose strings so far, which is amazing with how many story lines and characters he is juggling.
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||I ended up liking wraith squadron better||
I was not excited when I first saw the new squad books, but after reading them, I liked them a lot better. I liked the wraith team as a whole and felt bad when characters died because each had a positive part to play. I also liked corran more before I found out he had the force. Still love all the series and is a huge reason I'm into the table top xwing game.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||My brothers and friends||
try a geek weekend every year where there are no kids and spouses/ GFs. We played the 2nd Edition DnD, which is what we played in HS. I heard there were a lot of changes in the recent editions, but we played what we knew since there is limited time.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I can see the Dileo||
But I also kept thinking Gallon as I read this. It sounds like Gallon was more athletic, but he had an amazing ability to get open and great chemistry with his reciever. Gallon never looked especially fast or elusive, but it was probably deceptive because of how smooth he was.
I also thought of a record breaking RB who didn't get a lot of love because of his speed and size.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Figured I'd be wrong||
I knew he had 4 good years but didn't realize he redshirted.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Breaston as a freshman||
I am going off of memory (which is dangerous) but remember Breaston being effective as a true frosh in a couple different roles. If Cole is anything like Breaston, I'll take it. And, although Braylon was great as a senior, he had a tendancy to lose focus on easy catches as an underclassman. If Cole is a Braylon 2.0 I'd hope we get to miss the hole dropsies thing.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm hoping||
that this would mean that Morris is playing up and not Ruddok playing down, which is how the tweet reads. Even if this is early, it is great to have competition at QB. I'll be the first to admit, I never thought Denard would start over Tate. Denard worked his ass off in the off season to fight for the starting spot. If Shane was able to do the same, that's great news for us. For the first two weeks I hope to hear nothing but strong competitiion between the QBs.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm hoping BIG coaches can stay for a while||
Not a big fan of touting conference records. Michigan is the team I root for, but I have to admit, it's way more fun to watch Michigan play against and beat great teams. Late 90s and early 2000s, the BIG was a great conference with weekly brutal tests. It was a lot of fun to watch Michigan play those gauntlets of schedules. With that, I hope that Meyer continues to do his thing at OSU, Franklin gets things moving with PSU, and I guess Dantonio can hang around. Of course, this comes with the caveat that I still want and expect Michigan to beat these teams every year.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'll look again||
Not aware of any software updates but will try it out. I just really want to watch game of thrones but want to watch it on my tv
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Thread Jack||
I have a smart LG TV and just got free HBO with my cable plan with HBO go. Is there an app I can watch through my TV or do I have to watch it on a tablet / phone?
I looked on the interwebs with the googles, and didn't see a way yet. Thanks.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I just see it as a specialty sandwich||
You can't say it's just one piece of bread, because all buns and loafs are one piece until sliced. The bun has two pieces that are not fully sliced.
Bread + Meat + condiments + other crap. Sounds like a sandwich to me.
I find Hot dog buns in the same aisle as the bread. I find hot dogs right next to the lunch meat. Hot dogs are already cooked, so if you are some deranged person, you could eat them cold. I consider them the equivalent of a thumb to the fingers.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||Not why Mallet left||
Don't know why this is still a thing. It is known that Mallet never spoke to RR before he left. There was rumbling for a long time that he wanted to head home to Arkansas for a while.
In regards to coaches adapting to their players, look no farther than Ohio. OSU played three different style QBs with different strengths in the same system, and dominated with all of them. That's where Michigan needs to be.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||That's how I am||
except 7 and 5 are ok on their own, and 5 is ok in multiples. I like evens, but not 4s. Not a huge fan of numbers in the teens. I have a jersey I got at the garage sale for UofM that is 88. Like that number a lot. Glad it's not just me.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||ok, thanks||
I thought Braden was staying outside as RT and Magnuson was going to stay inside at RG. It's interesting because our LT (Cole 6'5") would be our shortest smallest player in that line up (all the rest are 6'6" except Kalis at 6'5"). Interesting to see how they run out of that. Kalis, Cole, and Magnuson are all sub 300. Hopefully it means a lot of guys pulling to the gap or getting to the second level.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Totally Agree||
Was coming to comment on it. The post was fine, except Gardner was the worst example to use. He played pretty hurt his last 1.5 years. Almost beat OSU on a hurculean (sp?) effort, and seemed tough as nails. Maybe the poster mixed up his Devins? That can be the only explanation I can see.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I hope not||
Although I have a number 2 jersey, I hope that Peppers makes his own name in the number 5 jersey. I am not a fan of jersey number switching. I would prefer 1 be handed out as a recruiting strategy, but since it is not, this is my only exception.
For someone who isn't as die hard as others, it is hard to quickly figure out who is who, when I get used to a guy with a certain number.
Aside about numbers. As someone with a slight OCD, certain numbers are more pleasing than others. I don't know why, but am not a huge fan of numbers starting or ending with 3s or multiples of 3s in them (meaning 34, 76) or 40 numbers. I feel like i'd be really annoying when trying to get a jersey number (as opposed to just my normal annoying). Anyone else have this? Sorry, this is a weird tangent.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||What happened to||
Dan Antonio, who used to coach the spartans before Mike?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Question about Starting 5||
Would Kalis be the left gaurd and would Magnuson be RG and most likely be the pulling gaurd? Or would we run right and Kalis would be the pulling gaurd? Not sure if anyone knows or, if it is assumed that under Harbaugh both gaurds know how to pull.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Worked for moving company in College||
and there were some really dumb guys, but there were also some really smart guys. Moving seems simple, but there is a lot that goes into moving and loading trucks, and doing a lot of it quickly.
I always view it as an important job, because I learned how to move (which has helped greatly over the last 15 years) and I learned to work with a pretty good variety of people. There were days we were treated pretty poorly and days we were treated very well by people. Everyone should work in the fast food, service, manual labor jobs.
Also, people are right, some owner operators made a lot of money every year, while being a small business owner.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Outside of moving trucks||
I worked for a moving company in college and they had a F350 crew cab. That is a long big vehicle. You can fit 6 people in the cab and have a full size bed. It was a great vehicle to drive down the highway, but one trip, we took the truck to mt pleasant and I had to park it at some club, and that was interesting.
Big uhauls can be fun to drive, but I'd agree that the city is not fun. Know the truck height and pay attention to the bridge heights.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Trek||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I can explain||
My wife and I met in A2 in college. Our favorite time of year is in the fall, and it's hard to beat A2 in the fall. We obviously tried for the bye, but that didn't work out, so we planned it for a noon game and had the ceremony after 4. The day was perfect, I wasn't a sweaty mess (I like the cooler months, and wearing a wool tux in july would not help this). Our entire wedding was Michigan themed, on campus, with the fight song, maize and blue pom poms, all the girls wore navy blue dresses with yellow flowers. Tables at Union were all named after UofM landmarks. My brother's best man speach mentioned the game earlier that day.
The only thing it prevented was people going to East Lansing to attend the game, which is probably a favor on my part. If it's that big of a deal, don't go to the wedding. There are very few weddings where it is crucial for you to be there. I know I've heard similar complaints for people who had weddings during the stanely cup playoffs. Go to the game, watch the game at home, it all saves everyone money.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Size||
I am always amazed at the sizes of recruits. When a high schooler coming in at 6'5" 275 is looked at as too small, it just seems crazy. I honestly have no idea how they get to that size so quickly. Seems like a small stretch to say he can bulk up to low 300s in 3 years time.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Happened to be at both games||
and yeah, they were a blast to be at. I only make it to 1 or 2 games a year at max (only tailgate lately) so was glad I made it to both of those.
Honestly, I don't feel that missing weddings (unless its a sibling or one of best friends) is that big of a deal. I know I was fine with anyone that couldn't make it, because that saved me money.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure I agree||
I think Carr knew how to motivate his players and get the best out of them. Some he threw transfer papers at, some were running stairs every day at 6 in the morning (I think it was Joppru). His style was different from Bo (less yelling and more philosphizing). but I'm pretty sure he could read his players and understood what needed to be said to get them to do what they did.
Braylon Edwards was a hard case. Very talented, but lacked the focus he needed. Carr let him earn the number 1 jersey, and we all saw a player transformation from his junior to senior year. I honestly think Hoke didn't know how to do this. It's not about just hitting someone in practice. It's about getting them to go 100% late in a practice, or during the summer.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Got Married in A2||
on Gameday (away) Michigan vs MSU. Planned wedding after the game (12 start with a 4 pm wedding). Michigan won in OT, so we had to finish watching the OT in the church basement. But a perfect fall day in A2, with reception at the Union. Wife and I walked down aisle to the victors. Celebrated a win and our wedding. No regrets.
A game I missed for a wedding was the Wisconsin 2008 game. I kept checking my wife's phone (which had some partial internet), and was able to watch the end of the game at bar of reception place.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||A few things||
1. After reading through the press conference, the questions from the reporters are horrible and seem to meandor around. I am suprised any coach can develop a coherent response. With that said
2. The bigger difference between the two coaches is not the press conferences, but the way they handle the team. As mentioned before, Hoke never transitioned from the position coach / Team buddy, to the head coach.
Bo was a beloved position coach at OSU. When he went to the Miami head coach position, he changed his tactic to the hard ass, and made sure to let any leniancy only come from his assistants and never from him (see Bo's lasting lessons). Hoke didn't do the same.
Bo also did an amzing job of manipulating guys to get the best of them. Such as when a young cocky Harbaugh was told he never would play for Michigan. He knew when that tactic was also not necessary.
Hoke probably was great at teaching technique. But his biggest failure was not understanding how to adjust his motivation of players. He could get a team to run through a wall after initially meeting him, but it takes a special type of motivation to get guys to push through the 3rd hour of the 10th practice of spring ball.
I think that was Hoke's major failing, and why he wasn't successful.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I can't remember which bowl it was||
but Joppru had a coming out party in the endzone. I still remember trying to figure out who this guy was that was tearing it up.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Troll||
He's pretty much a troll who sometimes pretends to be jack harbaugh, but isn't funny or good at it
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||He did better than that||
He only mentioned how great Arizona was. That they were on board from day 1. He didn't mention any rough time, which would have gotten an even worse response. I honestly can't see how he can win with some people when his answer above is taken the way people are taking it.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Donate||
Maybe create a Michigan fan.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm going to miss ol 98||
I'd love to see 98 continue in rotation. Especially with QBs and RBs.
I loved number 1 always going to a top reciever. I think keeping special jersey numbers was a great idea, just don't think the patch was necessary.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Oh Captain, My Captain||
How you've convinced me to do things I shouldn't have.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Pets, food, or STD?||
Oh crabs, the possibilities.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||The correct answer||
according to people in this thread, is to state how he failed in that relationship and show how he should have been better there in a very long drawn out response.
Your scenario isn't really applicable here, because if it were, then we would be the ex, stalking him on facebook, looking for any innocent post he writes as a burn on us. Oh, nevermind, I see it now.
|17 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 12 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).
|18 weeks 13 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.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||How would it work||
for the rest of the team?
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Pontiac G8 was a great looking car||
I was bummed that pontiac had to go, just based on that car.
|18 weeks 2 days 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).
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Mustang*||
|18 weeks 3 days 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Me the same||
Me the same
|18 weeks 3 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.
|18 weeks 4 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
|19 weeks 6 hours 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.
|19 weeks 10 hours ago||Just a guess||
Your School is Michigan State?
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Well||
He did skip town on Sparty before the bowl game, so technically before he had finished his season.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Hey||
3rd highest paid school in Indiana is still pretty good. Notre Dame can always make fun of Ball States tv money.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Only way Pluto||
Only way Pluto isn't a planet would be if it looked like this
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||My Solar System||
has 9 Planets
|19 weeks 2 days 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.
|19 weeks 2 days 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.
|19 weeks 3 days 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.
|19 weeks 6 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).
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||YES!||
Piedmontese burger from Red Coat Tavern for the win.
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||Glad there is no official Michigan song that mentions yellow||
Sing to the colors that float in the light;
|20 weeks 3 hours 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.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||That was my first thought||
Glad that the jersey wasn't the teal with horse logo.
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 6 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
|21 weeks 2 hours 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.
|21 weeks 11 hours 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.
|21 weeks 1 day 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.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Finally||
Nepotism screws over an NFL team that isn't the Lions.
|21 weeks 3 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.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||ZOOOOOOMMM||
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||How come||
Ace can't get his analysis up this quick.
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||Khalid Kareem||
|22 weeks 6 hours 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.
|22 weeks 6 hours 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.
|22 weeks 1 day 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.
|22 weeks 2 days 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.
|22 weeks 2 days 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.
|22 weeks 2 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 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.
|22 weeks 3 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.
|22 weeks 3 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.
|22 weeks 3 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).
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Yet||
They never seem to mind that OSU and Michigan split the profits evenly with all BIG members.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|23 weeks 7 hours ago||Kicking Rice's butt on recruiting trail||
So there's that.
|23 weeks 7 hours ago||Pinky||
Is a rat too.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||Crable a Bust?||
Not sure I would qualify him a bust. Slocum and Grady fit.
|23 weeks 1 day 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.
|23 weeks 1 day 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?
|23 weeks 6 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)
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Write*||
Write* over they're*
|24 weeks 2 days 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.
|24 weeks 2 days 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.
|24 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 6 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).
|26 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||That'd be awesome||
if the band played Hawaiian War Chant and Temptation after the game. Can someone make this happen?
|26 weeks 2 days ago||PUSH on Three!||
Push one, Push two, PUSH!
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Will do :)||
She's a saint.
|27 weeks 2 days 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.