i find this extremely interesting
|4 hours 41 min ago||Eh||
I don't know. I think with all the (highly rated and potentially outstanding) tackles we have on the roster, playing LT vs. RT won't matter as much. In the pros guys regularly switch (lots of pro linemen were the best lineman on their college team, and as such played LT) between the two, so I think even if he does move it won't be that big a deal.
|5 hours 40 min ago||Not sure||
All I got was what I posted above, it's a save the date. As more info comes I'll post it. Typically the AAUM-Chicago hosts events that are open, but more expensive for non AAUM members.
|6 hours 46 min ago||Food shouldn't fold||
Unless it comes pre-folded like tacos
|2 days 4 hours ago||Green is also a noun||
(picture of marijuana)
Collard Greens counts.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Graffiti||
A car in Ann Arbor was graffiti'd during an MSU game weekend a few years ago:
Spelling is a graduate course in East Lansing
|2 days 7 hours ago||Auto Industry||
I work in the Auto Industry and EVERYONE is looking to hire. All the big 3 and lots of suppliers too. While new sales aren't quite back to their pre-recession peak, the US is set to manufacture the most cars domestically since 2002. Engineers I talk to at all 3 of the big 3 have told me directly that their groups are looking for more engineers.
Indeed.com has thousands of engineering listings, that's a great job site to use. Good luck.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Excellent analysis||
My guess is you'll want to wait and see what 2013 Devin Gardner does before prognosticating about 2014 Devin Gardner.... but man am I excited that he got that redshirt.
|6 days 2 hours ago||If you're playing for Da Bears||
Who the hell would you rather have played with!?!?!?!
These are the world beaters that the Bears put behind center between Harbaugh and Cutler:
Comment makes sense to me.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Worlds better?||
I'd say so
|1 week 5 hours ago||Not as cool as beating cancer||
The 2 best father's day presents I've gotten my dad are this book:
Never had a bad meal/dessert/anything from it. Chocolate Cake on the grill! great for anything from basic burgers to full on crazy grilling.
Gift #2 was my Sophomore year in high school when I took wood shop. I took my dad's bat from when he played high school baseball (an Al Kaline bat) in to the shop and used it as a template to turn him his own bat. Wood-burned his signature into it and everything. He loves that, and it was fun to make as well.
|1 week 5 hours ago||The important question||
How many "Swag Mattisons" does Rosentraub get?
|1 week 7 hours ago||I LOVED YOU IN WALL STREET||
|1 week 1 day ago||I did apologize to Brian||
But not to Jimmy Johns.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sorry for the double post||
Here's another of my favorite games:
|1 week 1 day ago||Same here||
Just finished the first Bioshock a bit ago. Was crazy (Subs!) just downloaded Fable 3 for free, but I think that may take way too long to play through.
I think the only games I've paid full price* for recently are the NCAA Football ones and Halo 4.
* b/c I usually get a preorder deal of $5-20 off, or include DLC.
|1 week 1 day ago||Potbelly Sandwich||
Get it with either a Shake or Chili (depending on the weather). You'll thank me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't eat pork||
Thus I personally don't care about their ham.
Also, I hate Mayo, which is pretty much all JJs throws on their subs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sandwiches:||
Potbelly > Panera > Subway > Jimmy Johns
|1 week 1 day ago||I read the whole thread just to see Chicago Stadium||
It was torn down when I was 6, but I remember going to a few Bulls games there and 1 Blackhawks game. During the Anthem at the Hawks' game I remember they put a camera shot of the outside of the building on the jumbotron. We had seats in the upper deck and I thought the building was going to collapse. It shook. it shook on the Jumbotron. The jumbotron itself was shaking. I love the United Center, and Corneilson does an amazing job with the Anthem, but having that memory as a 5-6 year old of Messmer belting out the anthem in the Stadium is something I'm proud to have witnessed.
Remember the Roar
|1 week 2 days ago||Such a great column||
First, 6'4" MLB? Yes Please.
Second, if Jenkins's name was Archer he'd have to play Lacrosse.
|1 week 5 days ago||Who's so cool||
Who's so cool
|1 week 5 days ago||I know he's a coach's son||
But C'mon. Heininger Certainty Principle.
|1 week 5 days ago||C'mon Seth. It's not Kosher|
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Re: Peppers (Julius)||
Peppers is a freak among freaks and is actually listed at 6'7" 287#. He's a big freaking dude
Also, he was quite the bball player himself. I'd say that Julius would be a best-case scenario for sure
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As long as it's got a cop||
As long as it's got a cop motor, cop shocks, etc. just make sure the lighter works
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Again, interesting points||
But I totally disagree with Consumer Reports handling of their auto recommendations. I have to stop myself because I guess it does work for most people. But to me a car isn't an appliance. Consumer Reports reviews your car just how they would review your toaster. If a car is an appliance to you (get from point A to point B as simply as possible) then it might work for you. And, I guess that does work for a lot of people. But for me, I find their auto reviews awful. Like I said above, C&D is the place to go for auto advice.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting ideas||
First, I'll agree that the lines are quite blurred between "Foreign" and "Domestic" at this point. Again, I work for a worldwide auto supplier so I see lots of it firsthand.
That said, when it comes to quality, all I will say is do your research and drive multiple vehicles. Most preconceptions aren't valid anymore. I'd say that the new wave of Ford/GM/Chrysler vehicles are up to par with most of the competition, especially for the price.
I personally drive a German car (when I bought 4 doors and 3 pedal configurations didn't exist elsewhere) and will probably buy another when it's time, but not without doign lots of research and spending time in vehicle. If you're thinking Camry, drive a Mazda 6, Fusion, and Malibu. See what works for you, what you like, and your budget.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Best places to research||
I work for an Auto Supplier and my favorite place for vehicle research is Car and Driver. They're Ann Arbor based, but they also have a great buyers' guide: http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/
For used cars, depending on your budget etc I can make recommendations, but if you're looking for more kids, don't hate on minivans. They may not be sexy, but they're amazingly practical and if you're like 96% of SUV buyers, a minivan will have all the capability you need.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Best part?||
Pryor with the bucket.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This is the clip I wanted to post||
And didn't want to search for at work.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Possibly||
But really he's just a Jewish guy from the Bronx
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Uhhh. He's Outstanding|
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||This was amazing||
Kudos to Heiko for sure. What strikes me is just how cerebral Borges seems. I couldn't have told you that the OSU game and the Iowa game had the same gameplan. I was at the Iowa game. It was awesome [Aside, Borges called them "Ohio State". Alert Brady]
His philosophy reminds me a lot of Greg Maddux, in that he uses one play to set up the next one. Maddux would do this with pitches better than anyone. Sure, we hated seeing Vincent Smith get 0 yards up the middle out of the I, but if we ran the throwback screen every time out of the I it would never have worked (it always worked! at least in part because we occasionally ran him up the middle).
This was an absolutely great interview Heiko. I learned a lot and really like the way that Borges thinks.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||You could do 2 games||
Or 2 groups w/line changes. If you don't want to see Vince Wilfork playing 7-on-7... I don't know what's wrong with tyou.
I'd imagine it goes like this:
Pick teams the same way, 3 at each position or whatever.
1st drive: NFC Skill O vs. AFC Skill D
2nd drive: NFC Skill D vs. AFC Skill O
3rd drive: NFC Linemen O vs. AFC Linemen D
4th drive: NCF Line D vs. AFC Line O
And rotate. Skill and linemen can play both ways (so there are subs) and it's 7 on 7. Why wouldn't that be amazing!
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||But seriously||
Have a flag game. 7-on-7. With rotating groups. Skill and Linemen. Like you wouldn't watch ultra-competitive linemen playing 7 on 7 flag football? it'd be more entertaining than making them all fake block.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Combine 4.59||
Would have been 5th best LB at the 2013 combine. And Urlacher did that at 257lbs, the 4 guys that would have beat him in 2013 are all 230-240lbs. 4.4 may be an embellishment. Freak is not.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||He's gotta update that uniform||
The Split Ms are a no-go
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Defined a dominant defense||
The Bears could play their Tampa 2 the way they did because of Urlacher's coverage ability. Sure, he lost a step recently, but that deep MLB drop was something that few, if any, other LBs can do as well.
My best Urlacher memory is from the NFC Title game in 2006. The Saints came into a cold Soldier Field and there was a play where reggie bush lined up in the backfield and split out wide. The announcer just about had a wet dream when Urlacher followed him out there saying "there's a LB on Bush!!! Drew Brees is gonna look that way!"
Brees did. Urlacher had man coverage on Bush and Brees ended up having to throw it away. how many MLBs could have split out to cover 2006 pre-injury reggie bush?
In terms of best athletes at the position, see my note below. He returned kicks in college.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Even better||
he had five KICK RETURN TDs in college! Guy was an absolute freak. A true 6'4" 260# 4.4 40 guy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I believe you mean||
Domino's Pasta Bread-BOWL
|4 weeks 1 day ago||wow||
can't wait for part 2. This should be in HTTV for sure
|4 weeks 2 days ago||ACL Surgery has come a long way||
My knees have stayed clean, but my dad has had 2 ACL tears in each leg, his scars from the 1970s ACL repairs are massive in comparison. Hooray medical advancements!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Love the movie||
If you're not a big Kevin Smith fan it probably sucks as the whole movie is an inside joke and reference to all the other Kevin Smith movies. But Will Ferrel makes me lose it every time. I always forget that he's in the movie.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I see a pattern||
Famous Father? Come to Michigan. Not just for Basketball anymore
|4 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Comparison's Sake||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats!||
Moves can be big and scary but should be exciting. I can't help much for housing but for job searches try indeed.com:
a quick search shows 186 web developer jobs in ann arbor: http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=web+developer&l=ann+arbor%2C+mi
|4 weeks 6 days ago||As any Latke eater like myself knows||
Applesauce can be a condiment.
Sour Cream is for wusses.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Can't Meme at work but||
"In ur pocket blitzin ur dudes" or something along those lines but better would work.
Also, this is available. So it isn't Mattison's license plate. It should be:
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wanna see Denard w/o Dreads?||
it's closer than it seems....
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I listen to my local ESPN Radio guys on the way home (Waddle & Silvy) but I can't stand Mike & Mike. Or most national non-live-sport-coverage on ESPN these days.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Nope||
It's a stage name. Her given/family last name is Levine.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Semantics?||
How about saying that Gallon had the best season since Braylon?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||True||
But remember, this guy is one of if not the best athletes at what he does:
As is this guy:
there can be a whole lot of muscle without much definition.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Jones Graduated||
He has his degree and 1 more year of eligibility, he's leaving as a grad student transfer who can play immediately.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure if he's graduating||
But that's what Stephen Hopkins did. I know my Michigan degree has done me a few favors, I hope that both guys who leave the football team leave with a degree too.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||See, this is how you know I'm an engineer||
I read your post and thought of this:
|5 weeks 5 days ago||No huge plans||
Watching Bulls tonight, then a bar a couple blocks away for a friend's birthday. 16" Softball tomorrow and a mother's day thing for my mom Sunday afternoon. Quality low-key weekend planned.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Returning Kicks||
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Denard, but I doubt he'll be a primary kick returner to start the year. As far as I remember, Denard participated in 1 KR during college (he was on the field and didn't touch the ball) and the Jags also drafted SC (NTSC)'s Ace Sanders in the 2nd round, who was a punt returner in college, and a pretty good one. I don't doubt that the Jags might put both Ace and Denard back for kicks, but he's not going to be given the job by any means.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Couldn't find the right picture but||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||As was said, LinkedIn||
But also, indeed.com . great job board, lots of tech jobs
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||3 points||
1. An explanation (or a guess at one): Many ridiculous things have been said on the internet and elsewhere regarding certain news from this week (See Collins, Jason and reaction from many: see Brando, Tim, 50, white and Christian). This post, especially it's clamoring about the first amendment, is an outrageous thing on the internet. Just because you have a right to your opinion, and the right to say your opinion (the first amendment) doesn't mean that others can't say "your opinion is stupid" (horses can/can't play football) or that your ridiculous assertion can be right. The first amendment gives you the right to free speech, and it gives others the right to ridicule your speech. This is not often widely grasped.
2. Hooray offseason!
3. Since cars can play rugby, horses could definitely play soccer
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||It may not be fun||
But this guy's chair is freakin sweet
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||It's been asked before||
After being drafted by the Saints, Reggie Bush asked the NFL if he could wear #5 and he said he'd donate (some? all? don't remember) money towards Katrina relief. The NFL said no.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||For sure||
UFR is one of if not the greatest features of the site. But you've gotta walk before you can run. UFR can be a little technical and can get a little inside-joke heavy at times (in a very good way. As a long time reader of UFR i get it completely, but jumping into UFRs might be difficult if you're less familiar IMO).
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||NFL Number Rules||
Since the Jags are listing Denard as a Running Back his number has to be between #20-49. Were he a WR it could be #10-19, #80-89.
Maybe that's why he wanted to be a WR?
EDIT: Beat to the punch, so here's a link:
• Quarterbacks, punters, and kickers: 1-19
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Oh where to start||
In the top right, just under the HTTV Kickstarter info is a "site search" box. Search for "picture pages", this is where Brian (and others) have taken a play and broken it up into a frame-by-frame analysis. You can also search "4-3" and other tags. Pretty much any football term you can think of, and you can see where it's been discussed earlier on the site.
EDIT: after teaching you to fish, here's a fish:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It becomes history||
When it involves Hardcore Pawn, Pawn Stars, and other crap
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hey||
Any way to get more Mayim Bialik in people's lives is a good thing
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Embedded here||
I agree, this project is really coming together.
To embed in the OP you have to click the box on youtube that says "use old embed code"
|8 weeks 1 day ago||According to the twitters||
Michigan averaged 5434 student no-shows. There were over 3,000 no show students for MSU (this years' best home game).
There were 21,770 student tickets sold. That means 25% of the students didn't show up (don't know if that nmeans they didn't show at all or just on time)
But that's some bullshit. Get to the games or don't buy tickets.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Damn I hope you're right||
I can't even begin to explain how people in Chicago (mostly the media) slobber over ND athletes who may come to Chicago. The Bears finally signed Tom Zbikowski (OMG did you know he's a boxer? The Trib has been practically begging the Bears to sign him for years). Teo is practically Tebow to the local media, whether he can play or not. Everyone is going to be ready to annoint him the next Urlacher, but no one is gonna be that good manning the middle for the Bears for a while. Personally, I hope like hell that we don't draft him. It'd be high expectations, a potential good (not great IMO) LB, an absolute media circus, and just obnoxious.
Which of course means the Bears will draft him. We had Armando Allen take up a roster spot for a couple years.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think the look is from this run||
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||I heard about it through UMAA||
The chicago alumni association had it in a bunch of emails. I'll be there
|9 weeks 1 day ago||haven't played since I moved back||
my current apartment/parking situation isn't good for me to get to the rink. but I'll get back in the pads soon
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
Not that the wings are rebuilding but.... losing Lidstrom really hurt the blueline. Having Howard in 2-4 years when all those guys are ready to contribute as top-4 guys will be huge.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Considering our record this year||
Happy Gordie Howe Day
/all in good fun. I respect the hell out of the Wings. Gold standard in hockey in the last 25 years.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think it makes sense for the Wings||
But I'm a goalie and a Blackhawks fan. As little as I've watched of the Wings, Howard seems like he's the best thing the Wings have going for them. I wouldn't be put off by the 6 years, goalies tend (no pun intended... dammit) to get better with age, as the game is so mentally focused. Look at Belfour, Roy, Brodeur, and Hasek for examples.
With recent Stanley Cup teams, the trend in the NHL is to build from the D/Goalie out. LA won it last year thanks to Quick. When my Hawks won it it was because they had 4 top-2 defensemen (and lots of depth up front). In years 4-5-6 this deal won't be as high a percentage of the Wings' cap (assuming the NHL gets out of its own way, makes money, and the cap goes up) and Howard should be a good goalie for the life of the deal.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||May just have to pull the old NBA trick||
Send some hookers up to their rooms the night before a game, make sure they don't get any sleep.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be at Wrigley||
Tickets were about $6-7 and General Admission. Weather won't be great but it should be a good time.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't click on the video first||
CLICK ON THE VIDEO (audio only). IT'S BETTER THAN YOU THINK.
Yes all caps were deserved. The banter does exist. I feel like Santa/the MMs in that commercial.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm in||
As for flopping against M, I'll see what I can do. Goalie Conditioning really does suck...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Heiko's not asking "media" questions||
He's asking Football questions. I don't know if they're all Heiko or if Brian's helping, but they're not asking Borges/Mattison to "talk about Jake Ryan's leadership". They're asking about double-A gap blitzes and talking about actual football. The coaches seem to enjoy this, becuase they're ya know, football coaches.
It's kind of like if you're at a party and meeting people and everyone asks "what do you do?" and you do something obscure like me and say "i'm an engineer for an auto supplier". The conversation typically ends there. Car parts and engineering are nerdy and most people don't care. But if someone else is an engineer, or into cars, and asks good follow ups, I can tell that they want to know more and that we can talk the same language.
The coaches know that Heiko speaks "football" and they see that he has the technical knowledge and asks good questions. I think that the blog/readership benefits a ton, because the coaches like talking football.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome recap||
and sounds like a great time. Sorry I missed it
|9 weeks 1 day ago||It'll be a bubble screen||
With pulling guards
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Terms of Enrampagement||
Damn, I swear I had something for this
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Flagged for holding?||
Or flagged for Awesome.
Also, hand inside the shoulder = not a hold (I think)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||But... I mean....||
Schofield is pretty established, right?
/being a dick aside, well written article. I enjoyed it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'd say there have been worse|
|10 weeks 2 days ago||gold||
between this and Sad Gata... schadenfreude for hours
|10 weeks 6 days ago||So....||
Student Athlete Welfare <<<<<<<<<<<<< Dollars
Sounds about par for the course when it comes to the NCAA
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
I still want to win it all, as I'm sure the players do. But, I mean... look at the side bar "Would winning it all make leaving easier?"
These players are at the Final 4. They may win it all. After a year like that, it'd be stupid* NOT to leave.
*Lewan stupid. As in freaking awesome for Michigan fans, but common sense says go pro
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Cool||
As a 6 year old in 1993, I had no idea about anything that wasn't hockey. But I think this could be a fun thread. Where were you last time Michigan went dancing?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||For sure||
He only got us to the Sweet 16? FIRE BEILEIN
|10 weeks 6 days ago||There's a difference||
As far as I know the only time Knight ever touched a player was when he "bopped" that Texas Tech kid in the chin so that he would look at Knight. The kid, and the kid's parents were interviewed and thought it was all OK.
I never watched a Knight practice and I dont doubt that Knight strayed near and probably crossed the line, but this coach was so far passed it he couldn't see the line.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||I call it my engineering brain||
and I can't turn it off. I push as few buttons as possible on the microwave (to be more efficient!) If there's an "algorithmic life" support group, I probably need it.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Refs||
I am thrilled that I havent heard of them. Refs should be like playing surfaces - anonymous and non-factors. When you've heard of a ref or playing surface (TV teddy, Dick Bavetta, etc. or RFK, Soldier Field, the old ice at the Chicago Stadium) it's gonna mess something up.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I guess we're 1-for-2||
If we were basebal players, batting .500 would be awesome
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||Here's the money quote||
every player on the team brings a certain role to the table
And that's Al's swiss army knife philosophy right there. They can tailor the offense, packages, even plays to specific personnel. As long as they don't give it away (Williams = Run) too much, I'm very excited to see what this team can do.
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||Dave Brandon said similar||
Dave Brandon said similar in the Fab 5 doc.
Personally I'm looking forward to CWebb's book.
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||Had to click through||
And no, that quote was not altered. Gordon was talking about Kovacs.
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||New management||
The new president and new AD at Northwestern are both big supporters of college athletics. I dunno if it will work, but the 2 guys who control the money want to get northwestern out of the gutter
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||Everyone else can and does||
Webber is disassociated officially with the university until 5/7/2013 (As referenced above). What happens on the 8th is anyone's guess.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||Well||
(I think you're replying to my comment, so I'm going to reply to yours)
I think you can't honor the fab 5 without acknowledging the cultural shift that accompanied them. Basically, I think having a running loop of Jalen's ESPN movie would prove the point.
Whether or not it's the image we want, it happened. It existed, we should acknowledge it in some way, without sweeping anything we don't like under the rug. We can't just honor them (think Tressel at OSU this year). We can't ignore them - they're a major part (good and bad) of Michigan's basketball history.
You're right that copies of the letters probably aren't a good idea, but having text on the wall describing how the "brash student athletes dealt with lots of acceptance issues... " etc. I think is necessary to tell the story.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||After seeing the new historical hall at Crisler||
I don't think anything needs to be done in the arena/playing area, but I would love to see a display, with the banners, with the positives and negatives from the Fab 5 Era. It could talk about the cultural influence, the racisim, the basketball, the scandal... and it wouldn't be out of place in the historical area of the new Crisler Center.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly||
It was discussed in the spring roster weight gain/loss threads, but it appears as though the staff has told the LBs to get lighter/faster (because all weight gain/loss is directionally correct). College football features more reliable running games than the NFL (due to recent rule changes etc. the NFL is quite pass happy), but Ray Lewis was documented as having dropped 15-20lbs this year so that the could play better in coverage.
I think for LBs the size/speed balance depends on what they will be asked to do and what is around them. With this team, having a plethora of big, strong DL, it's less likely that the LBs will take on lead blockers every play, and can focus more on getting to the ball as opposed to plugging up holes. In general I think our offense and defense have both gotten more "specialized" and we've seen that Mattison likes sub packages, changing personnel based on situation. We'll see, but I doubt our defense will be "too small/too fast" this year.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Lack of stats||
I'm an engineer in the auto industry, and the lack of "proper" stats use is pretty staggering. And this is among engineers! Who should know better. When not among science types the lack of stats knowledge I assume gets even worse. If you give me a data set and the story you want it to tell, I can make the stats do that.
I guess the moral is, good stats are hard to find. Not just among jounalists.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Road Grader Grater||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Excellent series Seth||
Definitely some of your best work.
And now, this Bears fan is just sad about Urlacher again...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||How has no one photoshopped this yet?||
Mcgary's face, different words, come on internet
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||Well, shit.||
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||It's not that a free education has lost its value||
The issue is that the amount of money the players has generated has dramatically increased in value while their compensation has failed to keep pace.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||I agree||
I think Robinson would have some of the same limitations as Kovacs, for different reasons. Kovacs had a great mind for the game, but despite his impressive pro-day measurables he could be an athletic liability (see SC bowl game). Marvin on the other hand is a great natural athlete, but no way he has the football instincts of Kovacs. I like both of them nearer the line rather that in deep coverage.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||Hooray Depth!||
We have a 3 deep! What the hell! this is awesome
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||79-65 Michigan||
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||Well done Ace||
Great "column type substance".
Consider yourself lucky. Most people I know from the Detroit area are the only people on earth who hate Jordan. I'm glad you'll be able to experience the NCAA run as a fan, it's fun, most of the time.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||See, here's the thing||
It's already a bidding war. Have you followed recruiting at all? Right now U of M can offer a scholarship, a chance at a great degree, and kick-ass faciliites. Michigan will even give you 4 full years of scholarship, while other schools can offer you only 1 year. The only thing missing is straight cash. See, since Michigan makes more money, they can offer more, better facilities, tutors, training table food, etc. It's already a totally unfair bidding war based on money!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||There's gotta be a new division||
1A is going to split into the BCS conferences and the rest. Then the top tier (64 or so) schools can have their own set of rules without the Indiana States getting in the way.
That's what I think the conference expansion end game will be. 64 football teams, providing their own de-facto playoff with 4 conference champ games, semis, and a final.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The system is falling apart||
Forgo the "honorable" talk of "amaturism" and what you have is a professional sports league that has imposed a salary cap. In Football that salary cap is 85 scholarships. The cap never changes. The NCAA has had absolutely zero "representation" for its players (unlike other major sports leagues) and thus, there is no CBA or anything similar. The NCAA makes the rules, just like the pro leagues used to before the players could strike. As Brian points out in the numbers, the football (and to a lesser extent bball) money doesn't just pay for every other athlete's scholarship, it's increasingly paying for more and more salaries of people in the AD. All that new TV money has to go somewhere, why shouldn't some of it go to the players? Put it in a trust, make it the olympic model, do something with it so that the product gets paid more than just a scholarship.
For anyone claiming it's not fair, it's already not fair. OF COURSE EMU won't compete with Michigan when money is involved. Money is already involved! The best athletes already go to the best programs! Stipends or booster cash isn't going to change that.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
The divisions as they were saw us play our division, plus OSU and someone. So we played OSU every year, while nebraska could play someone else, and MSU got to play Indiana. This will make the division schedules more balanced at least
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Someone marked this as "offtopic"||
Which means you've never experienced "Transformers: Beast Wars"
|13 weeks 1 day ago||No points for 2nd place||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Buy-in to the new TV deal||
Nebraska had to "buy in" to the TV deal, as they didn't get a full 1/12th share for at least the first couple of years. My guess is Maryland needed an advance on their new earnings, so they may pay this back by taking a smaller % of the next TV deal, or something similar.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Not Unanimous||
I think he could still be a "consensus" All American, but he won't be Unanimous. Then again, there are tons of AA teams, I don't know who all the official ones are, and what percentage you need to be "consensus"
|13 weeks 2 days ago||One thing I'm interested to see||
What's our "best 11" for various plays? Mattison sure isn't shy about substituting various packages out there, and it wouldn't surprise me to have a few different personnell groups on the DL.
It wouldn't surprise me to have a DL of Mario/Black/Clark/Ryan on passing downs in the nickel/dime group, or even something like Clark/Pipkins/Washington/Wormley against spread teams in running situations.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||It was all bad weight that he lost||
Didn't he cut his flow? there's a few lbs. Also, he lost the 8 lbs to mess with people on the internet, as this fall he will now gain 12 lbs (net change of 4) so that we can all be excited with how much weight he gained over the summer.
But really, the fall playing weights matter more than the spring.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||He's 297 lbs||
or 1% less. So yes, you should be totally concerned. But if he drank an extra glass or 2 of water he'd be exactly 300lbs.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
I'm going to be getting my expectant nephew a birth announcement poster thing from there after he's born. There are all kinds of things around the store that say "Mattison" or "Matty" as examples of the custom work they do. (Matty is his granddaughter).
My fiancee loves the store.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Not to be creepy||
But last time I was in AA I stopped in his daughter's store. Lots of decent stuff, especially when it comes to gifts or custom things
It's on Main Street. bought something for my sister there.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Huzzahhh!||
I'm at work and will listen to a live stream! I won't have to watch it!
Aw crap. or do I watch ESPN it.... dammit.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Awww shit||
Remember when we were all excited that we didn't get stuck shilling this crap for adidias this time?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Don't you mean||
Former Bears draft pick Dan LeFevour?
Thanks Jerry! we couldn't have taken a flyer on a lineman or WR or TE with that pick!
/Jerry Angelo, former bears GM drafted this guy who never played an NFL down. Jerry is now also out of the NFL.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||He can walk on||
Or he can be a Bond villain
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Funny you should mention Lindsay||
Ted was one of the most instrumental players when it came to forming the Players Association. Jack Adams hated him for it, and Glenn Hall as well, that's why Trader Jack shipped them both to Chicago.
My old goalie coach wrote Hall's authorized biography, http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Hall-They-Call-Goalie/dp/0970917015 and I recently re-read it. Big section on Ted and Glenn's time in Detroit.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||As a Hawks fan||
I feel alone. It was good when we had each other to remember the Original 6 by...
In general, this is a good move for the NHL. It's about time they figured out a way to have every team do a home and home.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Devin says||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||There's a 5K Run/Walk||
I dunno if it's specifically a race/walk, but the 5k does specify a run/walk
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm||
What if you're being chased by sparties and buckeyes?
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||PDT||
Poor Damn Toussaint
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Tough||
That's sports. We raised a banner last year without winning a tournament. There is plenty of emphasis in lots of sports on regular season titles, and plenty on tournaments. the NHL's president's trophy used to be worth more to teams than the stanley cup.
That B1G banner that was raised at Crisler sure made folks happy. Value what you want, but both seasons and tournaments have their places
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The thing is||
30" tall and 35lbs. That's still gonna feel like a cup when it's hoisted.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Props to Knight||
Too many guys in the NBA are afraid to get dunked on. Props to him for at least trying to play defense. Didn't work, but still. A for effort
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Treyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That's why he stickhandles like that||
He can shoot at any time. I've stopped penalty shots with pokechecks, I've also never faced Kane.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Kane's hands||
What's crazy about watching Kane are his hands. This year especailly now that he's matured some (I mean, give any 18 year old millions see what happens. Kane turns 24-25 this year, which, yeah) he's been a joy to watch. When you see a professional athlete like Kane you just KNOW that he has unreal talent on some level. He's about 5'10" 170#. That's not pro athlete size, strength, anything. In order to make up for what he cant do, he is unbeleiveably talented at what he can do. Watch him when the puck is on his stick, it's amazing.
Another example: Charles Barkley or Dennis Rodman. Neither of them physically should have been dominant PFs, but they both were SO good at something, they were.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Correct||
Just like Penalty Shot rules. And howard could have challenged more, but once Kane slows down like that, the only way Howard wins is if his reaction time is ridiculous once Kane starts shooting - or to force the action with a pokecheck. But with Kane's handle, a pokecheck is more likely to make the goalie look bad than Kane
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you||
Thanks for your service
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Playoffs||
At least they play 5-on-5 for the playoffs. Seeding probably means the least in hockey out of any of the major sports
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, 3 points for every game||
It'd provide less impetus to play for the tie when tied late. Teams would try to win in regulation.
To the GIF: Yes. He's had a few of those where he slows way down and just dangles and scores. As a goalie, I mean, people used to try that shit in practice and I hated it. The fact that someone can do it when it counts? Yeah....
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It's for TV||
Yes, it's a skills contest that has very little to do with hockey, but it pacifies the TV networks. Hockey needed to get back on TV and had to give the networks something, and what they did was guarantee game length. You've got a max of 65 minutes then shootout. Boom, game over.
In the playoffs, they still play hockey (5 on 5) and decide it. I actually think that hockey has done a decent job with this balance. However I think that they should make regulation wins worth 3 points, as an incentive to try to win outright.
As a goalie, this is dumb and totally unfair. It's not a hockey play. As a Hawks fan, damn Kaner
|15 weeks 3 days ago||St Louis and Vancouver. After||
St Louis and Vancouver. After having played them 3 playoffs in a row, there's a lot of bad blood with the Canucks.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||19-0-3|
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Kaner isn't fair||
and the hawks didn't need their #3.
Great game. Trust the NHL to fuck this up and take away 66% of the games between these two.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Hawks will throw:||
Toews, Kane, and either Hossa or Sharp. The #3 shooter for the hawks hasn't been great this year no matter who it is
|15 weeks 3 days ago||We can agree to disagree||
But I'm going to argue that we shouldn't celebrate the scrambling of Morelli's brain either.
Remeber "JACKED UP!" on Monday night countdown? Yeah... attitudes on concussions have come a long way in the last 5 years. Knowing what we know now, neither play should be celebrated.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Contact directly to the head||
Rules then could have said that it was clean, you're still celebrating a traumatic brain injury to an opponent.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm a hawks fan||
And I HATE carcillo. I don't know why they signed him, I hate how he plays, he's what's wrong with hockey. He's a hack and a dirty player.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I've got an idea!||
Let's celebrate contact to a guys head and him getting totally concussed and injured!
Way to go champ.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||As a Chicagoan||
I'm with ya. Bring on the Negs. Lets Go Hawks
Da dada da dadada da da danana
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Appendage: Wing Direction:||
Direction: West (or East)
Specific House: The _______ House
/As an engineer I read engineer
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
Flying into Frankfurt, spending time near Heidelberg, Arnstadt, and Friedrichshafen
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Just had a Coke Zero||
Last weekend I got engaged in Ann Arbor, tomorrow I'm heading to Germany for work for the week.... so I'll be listening to the game via mgoblue.com.
Had a couple of Goose Island Green Lines last night, they were tasty.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||/Replys late to an already||
/Replys late to an already concluded conversation because of other stuff like "work". Manages not to add anything yet anger everyone
|15 weeks 5 days ago||You can be my wingman anytime|
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats on the house and yard||
I think it's obvious where the MGoTailgate needs to be....
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Are they though?||
As far as I'm concerned, flyovers are a 2-birds-1-stone solution. Pilots need to fly to train, we don't want to be sending pilots out who have no air time. Sometimes they may fly long missions heading towards a large target, need to make a low altitude pass at said target, and then head back to base (say a bombing run).
Why not make that bombing run practice coinside with a sporting event? I mean, they need to practice, and a big stadium is as good a practice target as any, may as well do it with people inside.
The Air Force (or Navy, I dont remember) actually made their flyover request form public because they had to fly practice runs, and they might as well give the fans a show while they practice. EDSBS actually requested a flyover to his kids' birthday (didn't happen).
Do you think that the pilot practice runs are a waste of money? Or just that they coordinate them with sporting events? Because I could do that for free with a google calander.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Definite silver lining||
If only one of your wife's cats is a dick, that's a plus. I thought all cats were dicks.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, only sucks for Chicago||
As a Hawks fan, I hate it, but I'm not sure what the answer is. They need to re-align. The 4 pod idea before the lockout made some sense, it just sucks that we'll get the shaft alone (as opposed to getting the shaft with the wings all these years).
Being the one odd original six team out would suck... but the NHL has to do something.
Of course, at least the league leadership has shown itself to not be the worst management of a major sport in North America.....
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Needs bigger puppy||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, santa's village was Schaumburg||
That rink sucked too. At LFA the cinder blocks didn't go all the way up, we used to get 2 locker rooms for practice and throw tape balls back and forth over them.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Only a couple times||
Didn't have to go to Aurora often, and can't say I remember the rink but there was bad ice all around back in the day. I remember when the Darien rink didn't have glass but had chain link fence, and I rememember being able to see the concrete distinctly through the ice at the Lake Forest Academy rink before that got re done. I'm only 25 and don't have a lawn.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||H/T Charlie Murphy||
It's the little things that make this column great
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Ahhhh....||
I get the sentiment, but untied skates = broken ankles. As someone who has taught learn to skate classes.... gahhhhhh
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree with your thinking||
My guess is his move made the team better for the bowl game. Denard had to get RB reps, and Norfleet is a freshman who is lower on the depth chart anyway. We were down CBs because a couple of guys got kicked off the team.... So yeah. He could really be that good at offense. The team just had an extra body at RB that needed a lot of work and they also needed bodies at CB. A temp switch makes a ton of sense.
|17 weeks 4 hours ago||Hooray||
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Winner Winner||
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||Hester||
was absolutely great. However he hasn't taken one back in 2 years, and is a drain on the WR spot. He's been totally overpaid for a while too. Consensus here is that he needs a fresh start. Whether that's with the new coaching staff here in Chicago or elsewhere is TBD.
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||FAQs||
I guess this files in both "Michigan" and "Pro Sports", but as a general rule well titled threads don't need modifying
What's the offtopic policy?
In the offseason, offtopic posts are tolerated. During football season they are discouraged and may be subject to removal depending on how alert the moderators are. What counts as on- and off- topic?
We will let pro sports topics slide even during football season but "everything else" posts are likely to get the axe.
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||I'd love to have him in Chicago||
He'd be a great #3/4 and return man.
|17 weeks 8 hours ago||84-71 Michigan||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I say hockey is borderline||
At some schools it makes money. at others it doesn't. It's far from a cash cow and supporting hockey =/= all about the bottom line
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree||
Adding a new conference sport (hockey) that is borderline revenue/not disagrees. Also one of the main selling points of BTN was the added coverage for non-revenue sports. Wrestling, WBB, gymnastics, etc. have all been on BTN the last few days.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||And....||
Billions in research dollars. Very timely diary by MosherJordan
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Very interesting analysis||
And that does make a lot of sense. When it came out that the B1G said "no" to a school I thought for sure it was Louisville. Sure, better athletic program, but terrible academics. This diary goes about the cash adn motivation for why the B1G is only interested in premier academic members.
Your pictures aren't loading for me though, did you upload them to the internet and then link them here?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Is there anything more||
Is there anything more "Northwestern" than having Kale in your student section though?
BTW, went to the game at NU. The student section is about 30 bleacher seats under each basket.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Why you didn't post this I'll never know||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I liked Heiko||
We all know Seth was making a weight joke.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Then based on the similarities in your two usernames||
All you care about is Justin
edit: the google image search for " 'murica" is quite possibly why the internet was invented.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Sure seems like censorship to me!||
FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS VIOLATION. ON A PRIVATELY OWNED BLOG NONE THE LESS.
/S... hopefully ridiculously obviously
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Eliminate variation||
Basketball has a similar rule with the ability to catch-and-shoot at the end of a game. IIRC you need at least 0.4 seconds to catch-and-shoot rather than just tip the ball towards the hoop. This takes quick/slow triggers on the timekeepers out of the game in a better way.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Glad we're keeping the ZR||
It's an effective play even if your QB isn't that good a runner, but in addition to that QBs are getting more and more athletic, just look at the NFL. Didn't Kork Coupons run a very successful ZR against us a few years ago? When it's a base play, it makes the opponent play "assignment defense", when it's a weapon in the back of the quiver, it can really surprise/confuse opponents. Again, look at the NFL.
Glad we're keeping that weapon around. Swiss Army Knife Offense FTW
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Day After||
As with many things, the day after the holiday is the jackpot. If you don't buy candy on November 1st or February 15th, you're an idiot (not necessarily for the holidy, but to have. because candy). Same with flowers on 2/14 and christmas lights on 12/26.
My girlfriend and I are long distance, so today I don't have a ton going on. But she's coming to town tomorrow which means I'll be picking up some flowers and chocolates at 1/3rd price and go from there
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'm going to that game on the 24th||
I'm not a stud recruit though. Nor have I ever played football. Does Red need a 25 year old goalie?
/cool story self
|18 weeks 1 hour ago||Funny you should say that||
The owners of Superdawg are family friends...
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Superdawg or bust||
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Dammit now I'm hungry||
This is a Chicago Hot Dog
|18 weeks 1 day ago||OCD Tendancies for everyone||
it bothers me too...
|18 weeks 5 days ago||BELTS!||
No belts on the new ones.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Kovacs needs to become someone's Avatar||
Helmet+Gloves+Glasses+flipped up = wins the internet