|14 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't his dad||
Isn't his dad the one that started the school where Canteen/Watson go basically to ensure that his son ended up at USC?
Moreover, didn't Sills commit to USC when he was like 13 or 14?
Seems like a weird offer.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Probably OT||
Probably OT ... even in the offseason.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||As someone||
As someone who worked as a prosecutor I think it’s critically important to point out that the idea of "innocent till proven guilty" is a total misnomer and not actually a thing in this country.
The real saying is "presumed innocent until proven guilty." I know it’s nuanced, but just because you're proven innocent does not mean you are actually innocent. Just look at OJ Simpson.
As such, please PRESUME he is innocent, but know that even if acquitted, he may be very very guilty.
Or maybe not...
|16 weeks 5 days ago||How about the Jibreel Black||
How about the Jibreel Black one handed sack in overtime?
I was at the game and it looked super awesome live...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Morris||
Is that Shane Morris behind Mattison's right shoulder in the picture above -- the guy wearing khaki pants and a headset?
Perhaps this was the "injury" many alluded to when they said that we might try and get him a Medical Redshirt?
Or I'm dumb, and it's just not him and its some GA or team manager...
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
Less than 30 second after the announcement. Well done Ace.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Because Rodno||
Because Rondo would have cost them way more than Knight.
Probably would have cost them Monroe.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Are you implying||
Are you implying that the cost of litigation/settlement is going to exeed the cost Detroit residents would have paid in the long run?
If you are, you are wrong.
Sure it will cost an arm and a leg in the upcoming months/years, but it will eventually pay for itself tenfold.
Just ask United Airlines...
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Keith Olberman||
He always seemed like a total Blowhard to me...
I bet the show sucks for the following reasons:
1) He is a blowhard
2) ESPN has the PC Police on speedial limiting any actual discourse
3) ESPN isnt the only dog in the show anymore -- people don't have to watch shows like "The Sports Reporters" to get their sports fix if they don't want too...which few do...except old people
4) Its probably going to air in the coveted "right after the Midwest Poker Stars" slot which no one cares about. Honestly, if the progaming on ESPN is lame how many of us actually flip to ESPN2 hoping there's something better over than than whatever's airing on the mothership
5) No one gave a crap about his shows on MSNBC or the channel he tried to start after getting canned for being a blowhard that no one watched. Am I missing something, but what's different here except "sports"
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Did you hear||
Did you hear the one about the guy who got shot and it blew off the whole left part of his face...?
Well, don't worry, he's ALL RIGHT...
|42 weeks 4 days ago||3 other All Americans, Not 2||
Looks like there are 3 other Parade All Americans in the Big Ten
Peter Jok -- Iowa
Mark Loving -- Ohio
Luke Fischer -- Indiana
Not a huge deal, but maybe should be corrected...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'd argue that posting||
I'd argue that posting something like that without knowing all the facts is gross negligence...
|1 year 13 weeks ago||News flash||
Every team in the league lacks talent in certain areas. As you mentioned our O-line sucks and are safety play has been atrocious all season.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||So||
So you're saying you'd like to keep Jimmy Jocksniffer for another season?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm a bears fan, so I'm||
I'm a bears fan, so I'm rooting for the lions to to tonight, but that TD was absurd.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Its actually "presumed||
Its actually "presumed innocent until guilty" -- there is a big difference between actually being innocent and being presumed innocent.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Am I Crazy...||
I am I crazy, or was he never really interested in Michigan. I thought he was a sparty lock real early on, because that whole "UM Didnt know my name and called me Tom Gholston" thing has always seemed like a bunch of BS
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I liked||
"dropping an Early morning Ducet"
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Strangely Dressed World Cup Fans||
This skit was pretty funny too...
Won't let me embed ... damn you ESPN
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Like I've always said||
It's not the size that counts...
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Probably tomorrow night||
In a trial of this magnitude closing arguments will likely take an entire day.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||A night||
Hell spend the night in jail and he'll plead guilty to tomorrow morning for time considered served and a $200 fine...
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Not sure he ever see's GenPop||
Having worked as both a prosecutor and an assistant attorney general who litigates on behalf of the state against prisoner complaints I can say somewhat confidently that he will not ever be allowed in the prison's general population.
He's too high profile, its too risky, and everyone from the OP to my dog knows what would happen.
Can you imagine the shitstorm if he sued the prison system for negligence/recklessness for allowing him to meet one of the prison's real "tickle monsters?" Worse yet, can you imagine a law suit if someone shanked him and his estate sued the Penn. prison system or a 700K wrongful death lawsuit...?
While some would proffer that his behavior was so outrageous it should offer him no protection on the inside, we have this thing called "the constitution" and it frequently impedes vigilantism/street justice.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I would bet he spends the rest of his miserable existance in isolation...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||As a prosecutor||
As a prosecutor I can tell you that listing witnesses is far more about preserving your right to call them at trial than it is about your actual intent to call them...
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Anyone else planning to EE||
I know I read somewhere that a couple kids are trying to EE. I know Shane can't, and I know it's usually a fluid situation (think DG), but does anyone have a working list?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Happened with Harrison Barnes||
Happened with Harrison Barnes too...
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yikes ... those pants||
I bet Brick knows where they were shopping
|1 year 46 weeks ago||1) That's Russell Wilson's||
1) That's Russell Wilson's wife
2) I was still thinking about Tennehill's wife (Link)
|1 year 51 weeks ago||wouldn't it make more sense to slide chairs at him?||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|2 years 7 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Common Folks||
He's just horsing around...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Is it being televised?||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Either that||
Either that or his "I'm gonaa eat the shit out of this pretzel all covered in mustard/cheese" face
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I heard both her and Kork||
I heard both her and Kork were originally going to come to UM, but we didn't have their majors...
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I feel that Suh is still||
I'm not sure you're right about that one....
As someone who lives outside Detroit, I can tell you that's not how most people think of him. Whether deserved or not his continuous "rough" play on the field seems to have earned him a reputation as a cheap shot artist and a bully. I'm not trying to take away from his talent, because's he's a fantastic player, but his actions speak way louder than his words.
Also, the argument that "he's just bigger and stronger than everyone else" is totally laughable. Sure, he's a monster, but its the NFL ... they all are. I'd like to see Schwartz get in his ear a bit more and start threatening to fine/suspend him for penalties that cost the lions dearly.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||oh man||
this is gonna get ugly...
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Do you read the New Yorker||
Your use of the word "slappies" instantly jumped out at me, but I'm not sure if you're using it right...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||A Promise?||
"I have it on good authority that Braxton paid for his tatoo. Until I hear otherwise, he will be out starter!"
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I'm sure||
I'm sure Brian wouldn't mind if people dropped a couple extra coins into the "beveled guilty" donations plate ... you know, to helpo people clear their consciencesand restore the proper karma balance to the world.
At this point, I'd do anyhting for a win.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||HB or FB?||
Would heplay FB or RB?
I see as a slightly more touted Stephen Hopkins...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||sounds to me||
So if he can't even come to Columbus until the fall I doubt he'll be able to contribute that much without having practiced with the team or being in game shape...
|2 years 27 weeks ago||have you seen Oregon's?||
P.S. Its kind of hard not to notice im bombing one over Brandon Harrison in the highlight package ...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||porbably||
probably thought they were getting the Gholston who was still juicing ...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Misopogon||
I had no idea that Misopogon meant "Beard-Hater." I guess i just always remembered when that some previous poster noted that Misopogon sounds like something a Jamaican person would say upon entering the shower and noticing their soap was missing ...
As such, I'd advocate for "Tuesday's Empty Soapbox" ... you know, because apparently one of your Jamaican roommates stole your soap
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Throw in the fact||
Throw in the fact that Oregon is a track powerhouse and it makes the likelihood of him being blue even slimmer ...
That being said, stranger things have happened
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Anyone notice||
Hoke with a bit of a Goatee?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||After the Woodley Jumpkick...||
... I'm kind of surprised you went with Shaw over Hart for #20. That being said, here's to hoping Shaw does his best Mike Hart imitation this year.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Robinson v. Furman||
That was the hardest decision I had to make. You might be totally right, but I (maybe incorrectly) thought that Furman was a little bird-like in the legs. Robinson is built like a tank and certainly worthy of his OMG shirtless status.
Speed wise there is no comparison (Furman is faster) but their vertical jumps are also closer than I thought (38 inches to 40 inches).
All in all you're probably right. Furman takes at least 3/5. I'll revise the OP.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Exactly...||
Denard is no doubt the fastest, but Cox is stronger and probably has a better vertical.
EDIT: And note that I put him in the Honorable Mention section.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||After the Demar Dorsey situation||
After the Demar Dorsey situation I doubt we start flirting with players who's potential eligibility is suspect
|2 years 36 weeks ago||What about Broyles?||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Unless you play at Florida...||
Perhaps a bit of "hometown bias?"
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Iowa has done well||
Iowa has done well up front lately. For a state that does not produce a whole lot of DI talent they have been able to persuade players like Adrian Clayborn (MO), Darian Cooper (DC) and no Johnson (IL) to come to Iowa City.
For a program that seems to have one good season every 3-4 years have been doing decent on the recruiting trail.
That being said, with the way this recruiting cycle is going I'm pretty sure that Hoke would be able to persuade almost any player deciding between being a Wolverine or a Hawkeye
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I didn't know||
I didn't know Sparty recruited outside the State of Michigan...? You know, because Dantonio and his staff "own the state."
Maybe the MSM will pick up on this story.
/Extra Thick Sarcasm
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Leo ..||
Commence Speculation about a possible commitment from Leo
|2 years 36 weeks ago||As a cubs fan||
As a cubs fan I don't care much for the White Sox (actually hate them) but I was pretty surprised to see Konerko not make the team. He's had a great first half, and now is going to have to "earn" a spot through the fan vote.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||At this point...||
there isn't anything I wouldn't believe
Edit: Embed isnt working, so here's the link:
|2 years 39 weeks ago||my bad. Here's a cat with a "pancake" on its head insted||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I loves it ...||
Victory in Ohio will be ours
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Do you know who invented the vuvuzuela?||
|2 years 40 weeks ago||The humans are dead||
|2 years 41 weeks ago||(Couldn't help myself)||
** that's what she said
|2 years 41 weeks ago||They love him at Brown too||
Straight off his wikipedia ...
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I'm gussing its not named after James Williams||
Because his nickname was "Big Cat" and he was freaking huge!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Not Michigan related, but hilarious...||
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Just popped into my twitter||
Best of luck DMo ...
We could have had something special here in AA next year, but I can't fault you for trying to make a better life for yourself and your family.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Morris Close to hiring Agent||
chadfordinsider Chad Ford
No. Honeycutt has agent. Morris close to hiring one. RT @gebe659: Does that mean that Honeycutt and Morris are returning to college?
Tweeted 18 min ago
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I agree||
He looks like a beast ... but some of those OL looked really small.
That being said, he handled most of the bigger boys too.
Whenever you're ready Ondre we'd be happy to have you
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Stacey King||
has his own soundboard ...
|2 years 51 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 51 weeks ago||The same Asshat||
the same asshat the hired him ... ?
and hired Lane Kiffen...
|3 years 13 hours ago||Ryan Kerrigan #1||
I'm guessing Kerrigan is gonna be #1
He's no Denard, but he was arguably the best defensive player in the B10.
|3 years 1 day ago||Both Tress a||
Maybe Tress can seek comfort in TP's tatted up arms
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Oklahoma?||
For the same shitbag practice violations we got ...?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||You mistake how much money they have||
Hardaway -- Broke ... http://sportifi.com/news/Report-Heat-buy-Hardaways-mansion-586328.html
Horford -- Al Horfor'd signing bonus was more than Tito made his whole NBA career.
You have to remember that these people make an incredible amount of money in a very short time and often squander large sums on really dumb things. Sure, when you make $100 million you should be set for life, but when don't work a day after 35 and your paying 600K a month for landscaping your gonna lose your forture fast.
Perhaps the most compelling example is Antoine Walker. Google it ... its actually kind of sad
|3 years 5 weeks ago||he said he is going to grow||
he said he is going to grow it until tOSU loses...
While I'm fully in favor of Doyle rocking a cookie duster, I'm hoping this particular stache vanishes in the near future
|3 years 5 weeks ago||at least||
thats what Adam "Rosenberg" told me...
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Ted Ginn Jr||
Was graciously listed at 6'0 and he was the #2 player in the country according to Rivals ...
but sadly, there is no chance this kid somes to michigan
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I could be wrong...||
but I believe Dee is already enrolled at Alabama.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||nope||
Probably not announced until wednesday...after Les speaks in Dallas
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Thanks... Here's to hoping||
Here's to hoping "luck" plays no part in a big Michigan win!
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Rick Leach||
Great runner and passer ...
that being said, I'd reather have Denard running this offense than anyone from the past
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Just in case people didn't catch that reference|
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Irony?||
the ironic part ...$10 bucks says he's having the surgery at the UM Hospital
Even MSU fans pick UM with their lives on the line
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Standard Def ...||
might as well be watching on one of these
But srsly ... ill be in AA at the game
|3 years 23 weeks ago||or be "one of many michigan||
or be "one of many michigan commits" playing in the Under Armor game...
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Shia LeBeouf seems pretty||
Shia LeBeouf seems pretty upset!!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Said block by Odoms occurs at 1:42|
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Odoms deserves time||
Because IMHO he is the best blocking WR he have ... need him out there on flair routes, WR screens, and to help seal the outside
|3 years 23 weeks ago||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-rag||
Its not like we're going to need to go out and buy doo rags....
I mean, maybe I'm crazy, but don't you all use them to keep your dreads tight wen you sleep?
I know i do.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Relax ... RR has plenty of snake oil left||
Oh wait ... it was the Dee Hart thing...My bad
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Wiliam Gholston looks like a douche?||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Trey||
DePriest is committed to Alabama ... not tOSU
But hey, I couldn't care who he had been committed to if he was suiting up for the Maize and Blue next season
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Fact ... he did have a beard||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Douche Chill...|
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Not privy||
2011 DTs with national rankings we are chasing:
(1) Darian Cooper (MD) -- 4* to Scout
(2) Mickey Johnson (LA) -- 4* to scout
As for 2012 I know were in on local DT Dan O'Brien. He just received a preseason 4* on Rivals
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure||
Weezy F. Baby would think of something a little more creative than "the Nard Dogg Song"
1) Fo shizzle Fo Shoelace
2) Dreaded like Dreads
3) Speed Limit 16
I know I'm not Wayne, but those all would work for me...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Congrats Nick ...||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure...||
that the guy at the right is wearing a pair of green and black glasses with no lenses...
That is all.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||improving his numbers?||
I heard Denard was looking to put up bigger numbers in South Bend than he did last week...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Its for real||
Its being reported on Scout that he got injured at practice. Its behind a paywall, but everyone can see the "Bad Injury News" on the main page and note who the poster is...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Probably a bit pricey||
but there is an authentic game worn Jersey on ebay...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||never underestimate...||
the stupidity of buckeye fans...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Not that it matters, but...||
Florida did take an AMAZING D-line class last year
Dominique Easely -- 5* DT
Shariff Floyd -- 5* DT
Leon Orr -- High 4* DT (Rivals Top 100)
Not to mention a 5* and high 4* DE
Maybe he'll decide he wants to go somewhere and play early?
Wishful thinking? Maybe, but I'll take anything right now...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||obligatory||
Youtube wont embed...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Apparently Brian Kelly Noticed...||
and had their sign changed to more accurately reflect the state of the team
|3 years 31 weeks ago||or maybe they realized he's just a douche||
It was only a matter of time before the NCAA started snooping around. EVERYONE on the planet knew Lane was into shady business...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Can we finally agree||
Can we finally agree that all things Dillon Baxter ARE OT?!?
Yes, he had insterest in UM...but so do a lot of other elite prospects. He does not play for UM so news about his suspension should be considered OT.
Over and decided.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||While the NCAA is moving in on Lane||
I've been slowly moving in on his wife...
Look out Layla, I'm coming for ya
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Maybe he pulled||
A Najeh Davenport aka breaking into a woman's room and pooping in her closet...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I believe||
I believe that's called the "Greg Oden Corollary"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||We've already been introduced||
Remember the 2000 Orange Bowl...?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Maybe||
Maybe they'll make room for his at Ole Miss...
|3 years 32 weeks ago||USC?||
Given the sanctions, I think USC has to be right up there near the top
EDIT: Not to mention they just gave back a Heisman, fired their AD, watched their coach bolt to the NFL before shit hit the fan, and responded with..."lets hire Lane Kiffen and take fliers on recruits who's father's want record deals"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Unfortunately this is||
Unfortunately this is becoming more of the norm than an exception to the rule. With the emphasis on "win now" most coaches are always looking for an excuse to get rid of someone who isn't performing and replace them with someone who can.
While this case may be different, college football is changing and the ethics of yesteryear are all but gone...
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Coaches?||
Michigan had some pretty good (and not so good) assistant coaches over the past decade. Some have gone on to bigger and better things, and some will live on in infamy...
How about a best/worst assistant (or position) coaches of the decade.
Maybe 5 and 5?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Since they're||
Since it sounds like they're coming for the UConn game, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we're DEFINITELY going to be undefeated.
I've never heard of the NCAA making a team start the season 0-1
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Speaks for itself...|
|3 years 34 weeks ago||you never know with the Herp|
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Apparently||
Apparently people in Dayton have never heard of Detroit ... but seriously, this is clearly meant to be a joke.
Ease up, I know its hard to be from Ohio, but you're among friends here.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||at least you didn't say||
"get high on life" -- but seriously ...
It'll always great to hear stories about people who've overcome their surroundings and made something of their lives.
Best of luck to this kid wherever he lands, and best of luck to anyone else in his situation serious about making a better life for themselves/their families
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Apparently they personally||
Apparently they personally guaranteed this lemonade would taste better than anything LeBron would ever drink in Miami...
Plus their sign was in all caps
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I might be wrong||
Please be gentle if my understanding is wrong, but wasn't Troy Smith suspended for taking money and gifts from a booster, an act illegal for football players.
My understanding was that outside of the benefits provided to them from the university, anything given to them based on their status as football players was taboo. Now, there is certainly a lot of wiggle room to say "oh yeah, I hired him at my car dealership because I thought he could sell cars real good, not because he was the starting QB for the football team I donate millions to..." but it certainly sounds like the bar owner already blew his cover
Lucky for them there weren't any QC officers or assistant coaches in the bar of the Freep would be all over this like no one business
|3 years 36 weeks ago||FWIW: According to the||
FWIW: According to the official Cleveland Tourism Video their economy is based on LeBron...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM&feature=related (30 second mark)
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Technically||
Technically I think we need to get votes before that statement is factually accurate. Alas, it has been proven that 0 in fact does equal 0...
That being said, I'm sure after a couple wins (including a destruction of ND in ND) I'm sure we'll start picking up steam
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Agreed||
That Frost must come before Hart.
While Dee is a talented back, we have a stable of talented young backs on our roster already. In contrast, LB is an area of pressing concern as two starters will be leaving and we've lacked a truly elite linebacker since Crabel/Harris
|3 years 37 weeks ago||In his interview||
In his interview with TomVH he said that he is best friends with Strongsville TE Ray Hamilton, currently ranked the #19 TE on Rivals and the #15 player in the state of Ohio ...
Perhaps Ray might be the next domino to fall
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Notice||
Notice that Vernon Gholson was also on the "biggest losers" list -- (as If deciding to go to OSU over UM wasn't a dead giveaway he was a loser)
Maybe I don't have all the tools needed to be an NFL GM, but anyone who didn't smell bust with VG must have just had thier eyes closed. Sure, his physical numbers were great ... but so were Tony Mandarich's, Shawne Merriman's, and Brian Cushing's
He's too small to be a DE and too big to be a LB. At least with Woodley and BG you knew the strength was there (and real)
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Ah yes...Holly Mangold||
Who doesn't love a 315Lb girl (not a joke...)
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I'm not sure you see||
the irony of your own response ...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||As a Hawks Fan||
As I Hawks fan I'm not trying to get myself negged from here to the UP and back, but why not just enjoy the rivalry while it lasts.
The Hakws are a young team loaded with talent and running low on cash. The Wings are starting to get a little long in the tooth, but Detroit has proven time and time again they're front office is smart enough to rebuild quickly and effectively. With a couple moves here and a couple moves there the Hawks v. Wings could be 10X what the wings v. avalanche was in its heyday.
Whether a wings fan, a hawks fan, or a hockey fan, I think everyone can agree that igniting (or technically reigniting) this rivalry is AWESOME!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think what||
I think what he was trying to say was "The Editors at the Freep are just as stupid/careless as the writers"
Naturally, that makes a lot more sense
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Kind of surprising||
With a father like Chris Carter I would have guessed Duron was afforded the best opportunities money could buy. I guess the motivation just wasn't there...
Alas, just one less OSU WR for our secondary to content with next year.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||While I liked||
While I liked the idea of reinforcing/creating a pipeline at Massilon, It didn't seem like the staff was seriously looking at him for that last outside WR spot in our class.
Hopefully OSU will continue to fill their class with players we're no overly interested in...
EDIT: I'm not sure the Doran Grant this is that big of deal anyhow. It seems like we're on the outside looking up with him too. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more...||
As evidence by the Cup Finals, teams no longer need premiere goalies to win games. Playoff teams these days can easily make a run with an average goalie that doesn't lose them any games. I'll dub this the "Trent Dilfer NHL corollary."
There is no doubting Halak is a talent, but his stock is out of this universe right now. Any NHL goalie is capable of standing on their head for a week or so, and while Halak did it against two offensive juggernauts, I'm still not convinced he's a top tier goalie.
This will be a good trade to revisit in 2-3 years.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Size also refers to "ability||
Size also refers to "ability to add bulk/muscle"
Just because someone had good height does not necessarily mean they're bodies will accommodate the changes 4-5 years of Barwis will have on their physique.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Not yet||
I hate to be a downer, but I don't think the next #1 is here in AA yet (or has taken the field).
I remember seeing Braylon and Manningham (didn't wear it but could have) and just knowing that no matter what the situation, they were going to beat the defense and come up with a HUGE play. There is certainly no doubting that Navarre/Henne had something to do with this, but I'm just not convinced that our offense (as constructed) currently has a dominating receiver capable of wearing the #1.
For my money, I see the next #1 being a bigger, more Athletic possession type receiver. Ricardo and Conway both come to mind, but they're also both MILES away from consideration.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Not yet||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Rivalries||
People have such a short memory when it comes to rivalries.
Arkansas was a member of the SWC, playing its then rival Texas. Only since the breakup of the SWC has OU-Texas become the rivalry it is today (as well of OU Nebraska basically dying as a rivalry game).
While Arkansas would be turning its back on Ole Miss and LSU, they would be joining a less "top-heavy" league and ensuring themselves a much better chance at BCS games. Additionally, Arkansas is a team like Michigan State that harbors rivals with better schools who view Arkansas as a blip (2nd, 3rd, or even 4th rivalry). Joining the big XII might give them a chance to get a new rivalry going...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Good Grief...||
If that's not a case of "Notice me mommy" syndrome, I'm not sure what is
Lets not kid outselves people. No one gives a shit about MSU football except their fans. They have no true rival except us, and desperately cling for attention because we're focused on OSU and ND. Sometimes, bad attention is worse than no attention at all.
I get it, they beat us a couple of times, but you know what ... they bigger they think they are, the harder they fall!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Because it usually means||
Because it usually really good happened to a UM sports team ...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||apparently||
apparently its all smoke and mirrors to get UK to give him MORE money
what a douche ...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I think||
re: Denard... there are always a ton QBs who could make this all-spring team. Some of them are 4th or 5th year players that have sat behind guys for a long time. Others, are 5* prospects who've been waiting behind guys like Tebow, McCoy, Bradford etc...and others who where pretty good last season and are on the verve of a total breakout.
I kinda think about these like the NBA's "most improved player" award. Do you give it to someone who went from FAIL to mediocre, or someone who made the same incremental jump but went from Mediocre to pretty solid.
Its more likely that Denard would get something like this NEXT year when if he goes from descent starter to "holy-shit-that-guy-is-tearing-it-up-and-I'm-so-glad-my-team-does-not-have-to-face-him" status.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||For the record, it was a typo||
For the record, it was a typo ... but seriously?
Take a look in the mirror...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Things like this...||
Additionally, remember all the huffing and puffing coming out of Cleavland when Boozer allegedly promised to resign if they let him opt out.
Then they let him opt out and he jumped ship to Utah ...
moral of the stroy: Cheater never win
|3 years 45 weeks ago||why is the Miami Hurricane's||
why is the Miami Hurricane's mascot a duck?
Maybe because if they had a real hurricane inside the stadium things would get a little hairy?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Why not make everyone|
|3 years 45 weeks ago||This might help ...||
This might help ... http://tinyurl.com/38pjm3x
Works every time!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||LMAO. The NBA really need to||
LMAO. The NBA really need to come up with some fresh coaches.
We just did that. His name was Vinny Del Negro and the outcome was fail. I'm not sure we would have done much better with most of the guys i listed above, but alas...firing VDN wasn't my decision to make
|3 years 45 weeks ago||cosign||
as a lifelong bulls fan there are about 50 guys i would want before him
1) Van Gundy
2) Tom Thibodeau
3) Avery Johnson
4) Byron Scott
5) Doug Collins
6) Mike Fratello
Just to name a few ...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||are you surprised?||
if you are...you shoun't be
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Since we already have a||
Since we already have a "flash Gordon" I was thinking Cam could be "the commisioner" An obvious reference to Batman's "lieutenant Gordon" with the tie in that they're both in charge of "safey"
EDIT: nevermind ... someone beat me too it
|3 years 45 weeks ago||So ...||
So am I to understand that all you guys would take only 2 of these WR? 3 of them?
Is it just a "first come first serve" deal? If Arnett/Watkins commit how should we handle it?
I totally agree that we shouldn't go "receiver crazy" but I'm not sure what you all would do insofar as they've all been offered.
I think turning away Watkins/Arnett [in the big picture] is not a smart move. This is TOTALLY different that the Lions drafting a bunch of WR because taking a highly regarded receiver in the class does not negate getting other high level players. Unlike the draft in which a team generally has one crack at the "first round talent" we have the ability to take 19ish "first round talent" if the right players committed. My contention was that accepting the commitment of a 5* WR instead of a lower level recruit who may never is probably better in the long run...
Its more of a "take the best player available" rather than needs. Unlike the draft, we can (and hopefully will) do both.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||In the cases||
In the cases of Watkins and Arnett, I believe the general rule is "If a high 4* or 5* prospect wants to come to Michigan, we make room for them"
while RR and the staff might not be aware of a players actual star rating, player's with Arnett/Watkin's type of high profile are almost always known by most programs. Its not like arguably the best WR in midwest and best WR in florida are flying "under the radar"
Now, I'll be the first to say we need not take more than 2 WR, I'd be totally OK if we took Conway, Jordan, Arnett, and Watkins.
Yeah, its a lot of WR, and yeah, we already have a truckload, but it always seems to work itself out.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I love a good MSU bash as much as anyone else ... but seriously.|
|3 years 45 weeks ago||MGoBowl?||
I think its about time Brian stopped hoarding his MGoProfits and dropped the cheese to have this here blog sponsor the bowl ...
beveled guilt anyone?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||maybe||
maybe this helps?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||but seriously||
I know, I know THE SEC ... but still ...
South Carolina played #1 Alabama, #2 Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Arkansas, & Tennessee
Uconn Played: North Carolina, Pitt, Cinci, Notre Dame (before freakbass!)
Now: UConn beat South Carolina, I get it, they're better...but its was just one game. Do you think Boise State was better than OU when they beat them? They sure were that day. How's about Utah over Bama? Stanford over USC?
The fact of the matter is ANY team can beat ANYONE in ANY game these days. The sheer talent disparity is not as apparent as it was in 80s, 90s, and even early 2000s. Now, its all about coaching, preparation, execution, and taking your opponent seriously. Given the perceived "hot seat" RR and his staff are sitting on, I'm POSITIVE he isn't gonna overlook this game.
Michigan 38 UConn 24
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Isnt||
Ins't any game in which Michigan participates, by definition, the "best" game of that week?
just a thought...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||ESPN does ...||
ESPN does ...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Change the background||
Change the background of that to Scarlett and Gray, slap a cellphone clip on his pants, thin out the stache and your looking at the cover of "OHIOAN"
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I think Mizzou makes the most||
I think Mizzou makes the most sense in terms of expansion westward.
If we're not going to ass Pitt or try and capture the NY market with UConn/Rutgers, I think nabbing the STL market is the next best option. The school fits the profile of the other B10 schools, and the fanbase fits with the "midwestern" atmosphere.
In terms of raiding the Big 12, I prefer adding Mizzou to the B10 over Nebraska, but that's just me...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Somewhere (probably Miami)||
Somewhere (probably Miami) Jake Long snickers and thinks to himself "...man, what a sucker...I knew Gholston never had it in him"
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Gotta Love Him...||
For your enjoyment, give these other Barkely quotes a look-see
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I see your cat ...||
and raise you a dog...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||do people||
do people still have home phones?
Just a thought...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||As a hawks fan||
As a hawks fan, I'll spare you wings fans my thoughts on which team is gonna win the West.
That being said ... I'm not really afraid of anyone in the East not named the Penguins. Given the remaining teams out east, I'd wager a finger the Pens make the Finals.
May the best team win the west
|3 years 46 weeks ago||For someone||
For someone's whose name is "Death Roh" I'm surprised you have Odoms as your avatar.
I don't think Roh approves...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||The shocker/pitchfork||
The shocker/pitchfork is actually the "after" picture. I think this one was the "before" photo ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I'm not sure...||
I'm not sure he "nose" how to spell know
|3 years 46 weeks ago||oops...double post...so i'll post a picture||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||If only I spoke Spanish...||
that would have made a lot more sense.
All I got was "my body, my body, your body, move your body..."
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Instant starter?||
I'm not so sure ...
the knock on him is mental ... remember how awful it was when Stevie Brown was deep and got burned/juked?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I guess||
Claussen is going to have an opportunity to start ...
While he lost like 30 million by not making the first round, he still landed on his feet
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I guess||
Wow ... I guess there is something to media hype
Jimmaahh has been hyped from here to the moon and apparently was more a product of hype than talent
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Only 28 more selections until||
Only 28 more selections until my bears pick at #75
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Nerves||
His interview on NFL Network made it look like he almost dropped a deuce in his suit ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Oakland||
I can't believe they just passed on Jimmy C
|3 years 46 weeks ago||or that picture of||
Mooch, Millen, and Charles Roogers
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Cummon Raiders ....||
You know you want JIMMAHH
|3 years 46 weeks ago||They're always a chance||
They take McCoy
No one is doubting that Jimmy has way more upside, but McCoy is certainly the more team-oriented and coachable of the two ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I'd love to see||
I'd love to see Clausen end up on Oakland ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||THE KNOWLEDGE||
I kinda of miss that guy ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Jimmy Clausen The rams are||
The rams are gonna pull a "Minnesota Timberwolves" and use their top two picks on players who play the same position.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I disagree ... While i have||
I disagree ...
While i have zero evidence whatsoever to support my assertion, I believe that good O-lineman can come from anywhere in the draft.
IMO O-lineman can come from nowhere because the position is predicated to an extent on strength and mentality. Those traits, unlike size and/or speed can be increased after the draft ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||just an observation||
Am I nuts or does Rosenberg look like 1984 ghostbusters version of Harold Ramis ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||My guess||
My best guess is we clean house and make a move for Cowher and/or Gruden. If we don't land one of those too (and we likely won't) then we start with a young coordinator.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Cosign on the Lovie Smith||
Cosign on the Lovie Smith comments ...
As a bears fan I've been pretty down on Lovie for some time. While I didn't (and still don't) have any problems with the Cutler move, I'm scratching my head at Peppers and Chester Taylor.
We could have spent half the money and gotten Aaron Kampman, Antrelle Rolle, and a descent backup RB. We need a safety pretty bad and as far as I'm concerned Forte is still a pretty good RB stuck behind a terrible offensive line.
The lack of a second round pick kind of bums me out too. While there is absolutely nothing you can do about a player passing away, I question what my Bears were doing giving up a second rounder (when we had no #1) for Gaines Adams in the first place.
I sense the winds of change will be blowin' in Chicago mighty soon
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Diary Idea||
This came to me while watching the draft last night, and reading the article someone posted about the busts Millen picked.
I was wondering if there was any correlation between Rivals/Scouts star value, school attended, coaching staff, offense, and bust rate.
I know there have been a million diaries about star ranking and draft status/all-American status ... so that might be a start.
Basically, my thought was, if there a better likelihood a lower rated player makes it in the NFL given a particular coach/system/school...? Conversely, are there coaches who show a consistent pattern of ineffectively nurturing high-level talent, or coaches who's high performers in the NCAA tend to bust more frequently in the NFL.
Granted, there are a ton of variables, but I would LOVE to sit and read something like that if I were bored at work/school.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||When I read your post||
When I read your post about Kindle being ... well ... not so bright it reminded me of this
|3 years 47 weeks ago||While I Agree||
While I agree that Roh has first round potential, you have to remember that players are being projected from college to the pros.
I wouldn't be surprised if Roh ended up as an OLB in a more protypical 4-3 defense than outside on a 3-4. Compare Roh to Shawn Merriman, LaMarr Woodley, or Brandon Graham. Roh arguably has more speed than those guys, but IMHO currently lacks the raw power to play outside in a 3-4.
I think William Campbell's combination of size and speed will make him the next first rounder...
|3 years 47 weeks ago||exorcism||
may the ghost of Matt Millen finally be exorcised...
hopefully this goes better than the last time the Lions picked at #2
Edit: note the "I'm about to get so much money and totally bust" look on Rogers face. Either that, or he was just high as a kite
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Let me guess...||
Your Sparty friend defends the Charles Rodgers pick too..
And think Plaxico got hosed by the system ...
If he's old enough, He might still be pissed that Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez burned down Andre Rison's house.
If you've met one spartan fan, you've met 'em all...
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I think I speak for Bears, Packers, and Vikings fans when I say||
I think I speak for Bears, Packers, and Vikings fans when I say "Thanks Mr. Millen."
We couldn't have done it without you!
Cosign: any team in the NFL needing a cupcake game over the last 3 seasons.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||While||
While I was attempting to edit my comment to explain that Chicago and Indianapolis are negated because Northwestern and IU are of little football relevance my comment got locked.
Basically, you're correct in assuming that I negated those schools because they're frequently not relevant in respects to football
|3 years 47 weeks ago||could it have been||
|3 years 47 weeks ago||How many Nachos and Jumbo||
How many Nachos and Jumbo Dogs did this guy consume...?
|3 years 47 weeks ago||True ...||
True, but you're kinda missing the point.
The SEC has its championship in Atlanta not because it couldn't sell out the stadium in Gainseville or Tuscaloosa, but rather because its centrally located amongst the SEC's territory.
A championship game within the territory of a conference, by definition, would be near one school or another. The idea is to have it a pro-stadium that isn't on the doorstep one of the schools within the conference to maximize both revenue and logistical concerns.