this guy evidently hired to work for AD
|2 days 7 hours ago||Happening, its?||
|3 days 5 hours ago||Right?||
$17454 doesn't even get you into a base Mini Cooper anymore. Starting price is $20,700* (probably delivery, tax, title, etc.)
Now if we're talking top of the line, you could easily spend $35-40K on a Mini. Psh. Lynette can't shop for shit.
|3 days 5 hours ago||It's the DAWSON!|
|3 days 9 hours ago||Mortenson and Harbaugh share an agent||
If there were going to be real agent smokescreens - Mort would know. Schefter can only report what he's told. Mort would have the real info. If we're not hearing from Mort - we're not hearing real agent rumor mongering.
|5 days 5 hours ago||It's catching on in Israel||
It's catching on in Israel as a "bigger", more popular holiday, mainly due to the prominence here in the US thanks to the timing of Christmas. Traditionally presents were given for Purim in the spring, but now, since there are so many American Jews giving presents in December, that's catching on a bit.
There are many Jewish holidays that are religiously more important, including all of the ones you list.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Obligatory|
|6 days 3 hours ago||Who you callin' immobile?|
|6 days 4 hours ago||Brian refused to answer the tough questions||
The 2100 year old tough questions that is.
Team Sour Cream is full of losers.
|6 days 6 hours ago||It's happening dot Gif||
I don't know that Harbaugh waiting until the end of the year really negatively affects Michigan. Isn't it the Recruiting Dead Period anyway? Harbaugh should (hopefully!) have recruits calling as soon as he's announced, no matter if that's now or in 2 weeks.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah||
But according to his Twitter Ace now has a diagnosis and will be on the mend soon. Michigan is 0-2 without Ace.
|1 week 3 days ago||Question re: M Assistants||
Is it good or bad news that we haven't heard anything about what they're doing? Nuss, Mattison, etc? Does that bode any direction for anything?
|1 week 4 days ago||Personal Opinion||
I think that it was Fin Tutuola's experience as an OG that lead to him being such a top noch detective
|1 week 4 days ago||Did you have to use your AK?||
Could have used a triple double last night.
|1 week 4 days ago||Sooo glad Melo didn't come to Chicago||
Give me Jimmy Buckets at the 2 all day. Since Melo really plays the stretch 4 I don't want him taking any Big Man's minutes in Chicago.
Not surprised they can't coexist. I mean, How can Timmy even talk to Melo without at least a 2 floor NYC office?
|1 week 4 days ago||Stupid high-school piss fight?||
Dude... again... let's (allegedly) have a guy sleep with your good friend's wife, leading to a humiliating public mess and firing and ruining of his career.
These are humans, not a monobloc "AD" or "Alumni". I'd hold that grudge too.
|1 week 5 days ago||Did I ever tell you about the||
Did I ever tell you about the time i was in a barbershop quartet in Skokie, IL?
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't see Mike Evans||
I see Alshon Jeffery potential - think about Jeffery's last year in college with no QB, gained weight, slipped to the 2nd round.
Of course Jeffery's hands have been ridiculous at times in the NFL - so we'll see.
|1 week 6 days ago||Double Post|
|1 week 6 days ago||Eh||
Depends. The GM may get himself fired too. Lots of chatter in Chicago that the owners need a clean sweep. The DC is just about officially fired, it's just a question if everyone gets swept out or not.
But yeah, Harbaugh played for the Bears, and oh my word, wouldn't a Harbaugh / Cutler Coach/QB Combo just be the media's wet dream?!?! Would be entertaining for sure...
|1 week 6 days ago||The longer he doesn't say no||
The more likely he says yes. It also doesn't help him to say No - that just loses leverage.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great Timing||
Bill Barnwell tackled this today. Big reason is the OL.
|1 week 6 days ago||Someone in the booth too!||
I think it would help a lot to have someone in a reply-like booth to see hits to the head who can buzz this trainer and ask for players to be evaluated.
|1 week 6 days ago||You have good taste||
Those are my two dishes that I've ordered so far. They're so good I've been scared to order anything else. We live in Chicago and haven't checked out the new one yet, but it's on the list for when we visit.
|1 week 6 days ago||And possibly illegal||
And possibly illegal
|1 week 6 days ago||Yup||
Reading the great "Dream Team" book that came out a few years ago, the opinion was that Daly threw a game against the US Development Team in order to convince this players that they could be beat at any time.
Hoping this is a teaching loss
|1 week 6 days ago||Big fan of Cafe Zola||
On Washington - but it's a fancier, sit down breakfast place.
The answers are obviously Angelo's for amazing bread/etc. and Benny's for huge $4 omlettes
|1 week 6 days ago||Soo... uhhh....||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Watch the Fab 5 Doc||
You'd be amazed at what some "Michigan" people hold against those who represent us in public.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Edit: Double Post||
Totally agree on RVB. It would be good to get more people like him into the AD rather than the 3234 marketing folks that DB hired. It will be very interesting to see how Hackett changes the personnel within the department, or if it stays pretty stagnant until a permenant AD is brought in.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Phillips on the Tape||
I really liked that article. Phillips (in a much better way) explains what I tried to say about two Michigan incidents this summer - C'sonte York's punch and Glasgow's DUI. Hearing that York sucker-punched a guy was one thing. Seeing it on video is another. Reading that Glasgow's SUV had drunk people hanging and things spilling out of it while it swerved around is one thing. Were there video we may have been more outraged.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hey man||
If some guy allegedly slept with one of your best friend's wives, ruined your friend's life and career... would you drop it?
*Not sharing any new info. This is part of the rumors as to why Les is persona non-grata
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bull freaking shit||
I doubt Hackett and Brandon have much in common besides the former title "CEO" and the new title "AD".
Brandon came to run domino's (a commodity company specializing in marketing, franchising, and a shitty product) after the hedge fund that he ran completed a hostile takeover.
Hackett was asked to transition Steelcase through a downsizing due to hugely increased outside competition (cheap steel from asia) that crushed most US steel manufacturing/furniture/whatever. Hackett sold to other businesses in such a way that relationships were crucial. Accounts are that he was very personable and someone that people liked working for.
There are good managers and bad managers. Just because they shared 5 letters don't assume that they are the same person. Schlissel just saw actual live protests due to Brandon's tenure. Think he wants to bring in a clone?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hooray Basketball||
Man, that was a great game, a fun game. After this past football season it's nice to be reminded that sports are fun.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||also LaVall Jordan||
also LaVall Jordan
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Said Ripley to the Android Bishop||
Seriously. are we not saying "phrasing" anymore?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||again, i work for an auto||
again, i work for an auto supplier and we supply parts to all of them. Directly I actually have parts in the X3.
That said, be very careful about pricing BMWs, they are notorious for having options lists that charge for everything and can really drive up the price of the car. It's not uncommon to have a $50k base price and $20K in options on a BMW. That said, it's a damn nice vehicle. There's lots of good choice in that segment. Take some test drives and enjoy them all
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Eh||
Try out an iPhone (4? 4S?) which was great minus the antenna design that wouldn't let it make calls if you held it like a phone.
Sold in droves. And hey, even (eventually) came with a free case!!! (to mask the giant design flaw).
Just imagine if a car company made a great car, but the gas pedal wouldn't work if you held the steering wheel wrong...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think so||
I think what he's saying is Cole + Braden <<<<<< Lewan + Schofield. The tackles weren't as good as last year, but the interior might have been better?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The RX350 is a tall Camry||
The RX350 is a tall Camry Wagon.
The Audi Q5 however is a tall A4 Wagon... IMO the new X3 is too big and bloated. That said, I have parts in all of them, so buy something!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes good news||
But it's also 2-3 threads down...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The Doors||
Not what everyone else suggested.
Must have whiskey...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So if he's fired 1/1 you're clear?||
Because the buyout drops by $1M on the first...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I see that I'm highly original||
Yellow lab mix is named Maize. She's about 5 and a half.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder how deep Brandon's involvement was||
At thanksgiving a future-in-law's-family-member who coaches high school football knows the (now former) Michigan head of Football Ops, who got out last year because Brandon was micromanaging the crap out of Hoke. Talk about "big boy football" and how Brady didn't adapt to anything and you have to wonder if that was directed from on high. We had a game this year when the offense went to the line and looked to the sidelines. Just one game. Either Brady's hands were tied by the AD who watched film and said he had to micromanage everything thanks to the RR "debacle" or Brady's hands were tied because he's not that good of a coach.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||1 down, 1 to go||
I donated on 11/9 and once I'm again eligible I'll donate again.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I said it in the board thread||
But I'll say it again: This could very well be semantics. There was talk of a big window for Hackett anyway (18 months?) which might be too long for the interim tag to hang around. By all accounts Hackett did a great job at Steelcase and isn't a DB-hedge-fund-CEO type. He is supposed to be a very good manager and people person, capable of hiring and firing well.
With the interim tag his job was going to be to right the ship. Let Hoke go, hire a new coach, take stock of the department, how it treats fans & alumni, and fix some problems. Without the interim tag this job changes how?
Maybe Jeff Long and Brad Bates said "I don't want to deal with the mess Brandon made, call me in 2 years". Or that Long needs to have some sense of clarity with the CoFoPo.
Also, if you were a good coach, say Harbaugh, would you sign a 5 year contract with a temp boss? I think (even changing a word in a title leading to) stability will help the coaching search. Hackett played for Jack Harbaugh with Les Miles. Let's give him more than a month on the job before we say that the sky is falling.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hackett's Connections||
Hackett played football at Michigan. Hackett had a teammate named Les Miles. Hackett had a coach named Jack Harbaugh.
It's coming together the connections to the family, a head coach probably out at his current job.
Hackett can make this happen
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hackett played for Jack Harbaugh||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The concern is that Michigan||
The concern is that Michigan fans can never be happy. I always say that Yost's teams should have scored 2 points per minute! This is Michigan!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Life's too short to drink bad beer||
Unless it's after about 5 good beers.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hi||
Hi. My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Right||
Let's do a bit of a hypothetical. You're quite good at what you do - let's say you're top 50 in your field. Congrats! You're really good at your job (brewing beer?) Well, we have a job opening and we'd like to sign you to a big fat contract for about 5 years. We'll pay you well.
Oh, but the guy who interviews you and will be your boss? Yeah, he's probably done tuesday. But we still want you to sign for 5 years. Wanna come work for us?
/Stability will only help with the next coaching hire.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Protege?||
By that definition anyone who has been a successful businessperson is a brandon protege. He's never run an AD but by all accounts Hackett is a manager that people like working for. Let's give the dude more than 3 weeks before Chicken Littling all over the place.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What's "interim"?||
Wasn't his "interim" period going to be up to 18 months anyway? 18 months is a long time for an interim tag, maybe he'll just remove that from his title, do his 18 months, and step down. Schlissel needs someone to right the ship, he chose Hackett.
Hackett has 18 months no matter his title. So far he's kept PSDs the same, there have been comments on the $8 water and ridiculous gameday "wow" atmosphere. Hackett has had 1 home game to work with and he's going to be setting the policy and hiring the new coach no matter what his title is.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Bacari's highlights||
First off, do we think that tape comes on during team meetings? because it should.
Secondly, there was a free throw in the highlight reel
Third, many of the highlights were just wide open dunks
Fourth, Bacari seemed to relish just backing down guys. You could say he's all about that base.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||!!!||
Who the hell could have actually watched M00N and said "now that's progress!"???
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Somewhat surprised that they went unchanged||
With the Good/Bad home schedules I had assumed that the AD would keep prices flat in "bad" home schedule years like 2014 and 2016, and bump them during the "good" years with MSU and OSU at home. That may still happen with ticket prices themselves, but at least the PSDs stayed flat.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Re: Harbaugh and Control||
It seems that part of why Harbaugh is ruffling feathers in SF is that he wants more roster control than the GM will give him. The other aspect is that he may have a shelf life with his players - they can only handle his coaching style for 4 years or so.
Now if only there were a coaching situation where he could have roster control and turnover he might be a long term fit.....
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think we disagree||
I'd be fine retaining Mattison. We know he can coach, Heininger Certainty Principle, etc. It'd help with recruiting for sure. My only concern is his loyalty to Brady, it would be a delicate move to keep him but the right coach could do so.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A couple thoughts||
1. I doubt Mattison would stay if Brady were fired unless either Harbaugh were hired and wanted to retain him. Mattison worked for John Harbaugh in Baltimore, so that's a possible in.
2. Mattison will stay in Ann Arbor even if he's not coaching. His daughter (& family & granddaughter Matti) all live there and he said that was part of why he took the job too.
3. On a new coach "being in the AD search committee" - I think that makes sense. No one is saying that Harbaugh should pick his boss, but saying that the new coach should have no input makes no sense either. Beilein mentioned that he wanted to be on the committee and I think he should be. The football coach should be too. People at many levels are involved in hires - could be for someone at the same position, a boss, etc. I helped interview backfill candidates despite being the least-tenured person in my group. Picking a new boss with zero employee input isn't a recipe for sucess. Let many coaches help with the search committee, take their responses into account, and go forward.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with your thoughts||
But here's a bit of devil's advocate - Maryland just instituted "scholarship classes until a degree for life" or whatever it's called. What if the students could major in football while eligible (and take complimentary classes as well) and then after they were done they could have time to get whatever degree they wanted? Kind of like going into the military for a couple years to pay for college isn't it?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Applause dot GIF.Very well||
Applause dot GIF.
Very well done Brian. I got my degree in Mechanical Engineering and I can't tell you the last time I did a statics equation. I design car parts for a living and much more critical to my current position is the "engineering mindset" than the ability to do equations. Problem solving wasn't explicitly taught in any one class I took but it's a skill I learned along the way - just like football players learn teamwork, PR/public speaking, etc. I would be so in on an "Athletics" major with one stipulation - requirements outside the degree. When not in-season let's make the athletes take classes that are outside their comfort zone. I'm not saying put them in EECS 314 (which SUCKED) but engineering students had to complete a sequence - reaching a 300 level course - in something that wasn't math, science or engineering. Let's do the same for those measuring in athletics. Broaden the horizons a bit - make it pass/fail if you want - but I think it's a good idea. - EDIT - I like what the guy above me said. If 90 credits in major / 30 out is good for the Music school, let's make it the same.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I tried||
Guessing many people don't remember 3 and out...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||GM might be out too||
Emery's sure spent a lot of money trying to rebuild 1 group at a time but the team is really lacking LBs, DBs and special teams. If they fire the GM & Coach that might make it more likely that harbaugh ends up there. Big picture I don't disagree with you
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's become a bit of a Chicago Pipe Dream||
Harbaugh played there (sound familiar???) and they're going to be looking for a good coach.
Personally I think that Harbaguh/Cutler is a beat writer's wet dream...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm bored||
and watching a seminar
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Tom Brady also goes to bed with Gisele||
Tom Brady also goes to bed with Gisele.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Love the Sheridan Road Ravines||
Used to run them in my 1991 Jeep Wrangler (in like 2004) and wish it was faster and more fun.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dave's is awesome||
The atmosphere is great and the food is amazing. I barely remember the hole-in-the-wall place but I was a kid when I used to go there. Ditto on the Spaghetti Diablo. The Chicken Marsuvio is great too.
I'd throw Flat-Top Grill in as well - Evanston was one of the original locations before the (now failed) expansion that had one in ann arbor at one point. Think BD's Mongolian except more, better, fresher veggies and more of a restaurant feel - put your bowl by the cookers and go back to your table. Get the Roti Prata on the side. You'll thank me.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Remember where IU was though||
Coming down from Bobby Knight, still looking for their national relvance and here comes a successful mid-level coach to rescue them from mediocre play and the embarrasment of sanctions. IU didn't have lots of barganing power.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Disappointed in you Ace||
If this sentence wasn't begging for the Aarball Gif, I don't know what is.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
I think that while fans want to be hopeful there is limited reason to hope with Hoke at this point. Regression and fewer wins each year don't get fans excited.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Well done||
Speaking of Buddy, did you ever read about his "Polish Goalline Defense"??
Greatest thing since the 11 man "46".
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The future||
/Drake Johnson Jr. walks into the shoe store where his dad works
/Asks boss a question
Boss: Who are you?
DJJ: Drake Johnson's Kid
Boss: Really? He never said he had a son
DJJ: A Daughter?
Boss: Not a word
DJJ: 122 yards and 2 TDs on homecoming?
Boss: ALL THE DAMN TIME!!!
// for all the kids out there who don't catch the reference
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Illinois||
Could have included the kiss dot gif
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Mr. Spots was the place for||
Mr. Spots was the place for wings. We had Skeeps nachos about 5 minutes before the kitchen closed... Skeeps was much better for $0.75 Bud Lights on friday nights.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You can omit the reason||
But it couldn't hurt to pack a blanket and walk by Mason Hall...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||NO ENTRY||
I ate food at Skeeps. Once. Right before graduation to say that I did it. I do not recommend it.
Also, on a separate evening, I threw up on South U leaving Charlie's. However I was able to do it in both public trash cans, right outside the door an dat South U and East U.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Good analogy||
and good luck with the search. Where are you located and is it in technical sales? My company (automotive supplier) had a couple sales openings in the metro detroit area last I checked. You can look me up on twitter @jeepinben and I can send you listings.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||etenim, sed non plene conscii||
etenim, sed non plene conscii
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know that you and Brian disagree completely||
The "It takes a generation" comment fits with what you're saying here. Many fans have been turned off, the question is just how many. The other reply already states that at least some people are rethinking season tickets due to the general malaise of the last 7+ years. I think part of it is that every year under DB & Hoke it has become harder to justfiy even more money for an even worse product. The AD has already shown contrition to the students. If the new AD comes in and does a re-run of the Domino's campaign once DB left (see below, and contrast that with DB's emails) drops PSLs and/or ticket prices for a year, apologizes to fans, and makes a good coaching hire I think the fnas will come back in droves. That said, if the team continues to struggle and fail and lose 5+ games a year? who knows.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously the Michigan plane||
Obviously the Michigan plane isn't that one. That Block M is outdated! The split M is UNACCEPTABLE
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Because some recruits (or their uncles) have this attidue|
|7 weeks 6 days ago||try working with/reading||
try working with/reading about Volkswagen Audi Group.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Which brother is DB?||
Is Brandon heading for a toolbooth soon?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||FIRE IT UP|
|7 weeks 6 days ago||/ waves tiniest of flags.||
/ waves tiniest of flags.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be there too||
The post-game buff joes stop is clutch.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Train||
The El is the best way to go. The red line to the purple line to right next to the stadium. $2.25 per ride and you can tailgate anywhere
|8 weeks 2 days ago||+1 Informative||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yodeling||
Will there be yodeling video to match the lemon eating?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis||
Cuz if you don't know, now you know
|8 weeks 4 days ago||New Banner?||
When the Banner switches to Basketball, my suggestion for a tagline is "This is gonna be fun"
|8 weeks 4 days ago||THIS Brian||
See above, he is related to Brian Cook (NTBC)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||non-specific||
I don't believe the fact that Coach Kill's disease is epilepsy so much as Coach X - who has missed multiple games with a well publicized health condition - would be a risk. I think it's the same reason that age comes up when discussing coaching candidates.
That said, if we hired Kill would he bring the Jug with him?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
A smart team would just have "Score every drive" without worrying about TOP. Or "End every drive with a kick" as an old coach mantra - but then you're back to turnovers, and things that data says correlate with success, as opposed to what your "gut" says wins games.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||BOOM||
Someone in an earlier thread asked how Hoke could have handcuffed Nuss's playcalling - this board is exactly how! Demanding a huddle is how. Starting Morris is how (The DG story says Brady told him, and repped Morris with the 1s all week).
Doing what you want to work =/= doing what you are good at, what will work, etc.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Re: Partisanship||
Spent some time on his (Behm's) site and you really have to search for a party affiliation. I do appreciate the disclaimer at the top and think that it sounds like he would be a good regent for Michigan.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Current coaches? Next to||
Current coaches? Next to nothing. Coaches in general? I usually trust them.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||A few ways||
Sponsorships (like Draftstreet)
"Beveled Guilt" - anyone can "donate" to fund the site as many do out of their appreciation for the writing and otherwise free content.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Beaten by 3 minutes||
That's what I get for opening up the HOF and getting lost in it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Really well done Seth||
I still, for the most part, believe "trust the coaches" but that faith has been put to the test a LOT by these coaches. Hopefully if (very, very good) bloggers can find theoretical ways to beat MSU's D, our coaches can put these in teh gameplan.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||User Hall-of-Fame||
Also check out this page:
For info on lots of blog posts from years past
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Re: Lloyd||
Lloyd never wanted to be Bo. He went out of his way to NOT be Bo. Lloyd didn't want to step on RR's toes and may have pulled too far away in the process, but Lloyd was never going to be an AD, or consult with the Tigers, etc. He wants to be a civilian, let him!
Re: AD - I doubt Michigan is waiting to fire DB before they start a search for the next AD. There has to be feelers going out to work on a new hire.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee||
It's very strange for me (2009 grad) to be so excited about basketball. But woah Nellie am I excited for basketball.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Turn Around||
Every now and then I get a little bit tired...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I was referring to Michigan's||
I was referring to Michigan's specifically - why not wear one of the best jerseys in sports?. Some general Uniformz have worked, but those are most often more legitimate throwbacks - Chargers baby blues, Rams royal blue, Bears with no white/helmet logo, etc.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Summed up perfectly||
Some of the Uniformz haven't been awful, that's true. But I agree completely with Brian's sentiment here:
I've yet to see an alternate uniform that looks as good as the real McCoy.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Hey Grimey||
“I'm not your buddy, Simpson. I don't like you. In fact, I HATE you! Stay the hell away from me, because from now on, we're ENEMIES!”
|9 weeks 4 days ago||It made for good stories that||
It made for good stories that the athletes came. Most of them didn't drink, they'd just meet girls and head for the dance floor. Some of the girls teams would show up too, they liked to have a good time.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Petway /cool story me||
I was in the Greek System while at Michigan and at a very large party (St. Pattys I think?) I was in charge of "Risk' or de-facto house security (there would be a big number of sober guys helping). We had 1 entrace and 1 exit for the party, IFC would monitor stuff, etc. Anyway, VIPs would regularly come in the "exit" in the snowfence and I remember a HUGE commotion at the exit with a lot of very large people. I ran over hoping that there wasn't a fight or anything when in the whirl of activity someone from inside yelled "YO LET THOSE GUYS IN!" at which point I yelled at everyone to calm down and said no one comes in that way. Someone yelled "don't you know who that is? that's Air Georgia!" I looked up and realized that I had been stopping the basketball team from arriving and was staring into Petway's chest. I mumbled "oh... oops..." and he was like, "so can I come in? Want to see my M Card?" I was like "uh, OK?" and they came in and a good time was had by all.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with the above||
Although at this point a MBB preview that was a whole bunch of GIFs and "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" would suffice.
Beilein Uber Alles
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Vroom vroom||
I'm actually in the drivers seat, and sold the Jeep in 2011.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It's all about the||
It's all about the tortilla
Also the Gordo
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Voting other||
For all of the FLEETS
|9 weeks 6 days ago||?||
Under Carr that was the rule, and RR as well, not sure about Hoke. I'm not sure if African American Fraternities have always fallen under that umbrella or if the "Ban" was more based on IFC houses.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Typo fixed||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||We can haz guard-play? I'm||
We can haz guard-play? I'm confused. From Draftageddon I thought Rutgers' DL was good?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm so in||
Can't wait to see our traditional cotton throwback jerseys!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||HOPEFULLY OBVIOUS SARCASM||
What boycott is the official MGoBlog policy?
What is a message board?
Signed - "traditional" media
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
He said that people will also go at him because he's a rookie. I think tha tthe original article was actually well written and nuanced, added good context to Nik's statements and made a lot of good points.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Still need the skillset||
David Molk was our best offensive player in 2011. I wouldn't have wanted him receiving the snap.
In principle making it harder for defenses to scheme Ryan out was smart. Moving him to MLB was not the best way to accomplish that however (according to available data).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's that damn Delilah every||
It's that damn Delilah every time
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Par for the course||
Actually it's kind of like taking the greatest running QB in modern NCAA history, the only one to have a 1500/2500 season and running a bunch of I form play action on 2nd and 13 hoping he develops a pocket presence.
Or moving a wildman edge rusher to the middle and hoping he can succesfully become Brian Urlacher, dropping into coverage and read-and-reacting
Countess was great when he could read and react in zones. He's not a shutdown bump-and-run corner who will dominate 1-on-1 matchups.
This staff seems to take square pegs who are doing great in square holes and say - LETS TRY YOU IN A ROUND ONE! You'll be great!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||See my post above||
It's almost as if the Peter Principle is the deciding factor here. The players have skills, they're just not being put in a position to use them! Jake Ryan was (IS?? do we know?) a very good edge rusher. He's not being allowed to do that. The argument is/was making decisions that are best for the defense, not the players, but I don't see the results of the experiment working.
What are the odds that this very veteran group could rotate back to the under as a base D? Put Charlton at SDE, Ryan at SAM, Bolden and Ross at the ILBs... you've got your NT/DT/WDE already. Would this not be a better defense?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||That'd be great||
Winning the lottery would be great too. So would beating PSU eleventy-billion to 0. If I had to guess, Bacon is being optimistic and wrong.
I'd love it if he's right though.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The football team is bad. And||
The football team is bad. And I feel bad. I hope Zoidberg is vindicated.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree that it's a callout||
Hoke's behavior has definitely changed. Early on he would think for seconds about a 4th down, point to go and get aggressive. He would challenge his team to succeed. Now he punts from the opponent's 40 with nary a whimper. Brian liked one set of behavior (game theory), and dislikes what hoke's recent decisions have been.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh*. Obviously. * -||
* - John as HC, Jim as OC
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Last options||
The end of each post has gotten better and better... Bar is getting set pretty high here with Goblin Gruden.
Also - (hear me out) what about CFL coaches with college/NFL roots? The Bears' offense seems to have struck gold with Marc Trestman (former longtime NFL/NCAA QB coach and OC, then CFL head coach) - are there any out of north-field candidates in the CFL who have the experience with NCAA football to succeed?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||See - the Band and Dallas||
DB got fans to pay for stuff too - by threatening to take part of the gameday experience away.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I miss the monkey with the Gun||
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|10 weeks 4 days ago||How about this?||
"I want to see a huddle. I want our QB to get a play call from you and run it. I want our personnel split to favor seniors and tight ends. I want to give Morris a shot. "
Where was it this past weekend that saw M go no huddle and look to the sideline for an audible? That was the first time I remember under Hoke - Has Nuss wanted the quick-line-up-sideline-glance to happen all along? Hoke said no until it was a HUGE tire fire?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds Kinky||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||May just be there||
Have to see what the fiance's plans are
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The Twitters||
He's still @misopogon on the twitters though
|10 weeks 5 days ago||True story||
Mike Hart couldn't chug a beer worth a damn in 2007
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm... 9-12 months ago||
Was everybody celebrating the OSU 42-41 game?
January 18th's win at the Kohl center? Jan 25th's win at Breslin?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||ACE HAD A KID!?!?!?!||
/Kidding. Here's to meeting the Misopogobaby
|10 weeks 5 days ago||/finds wallet in street a few||
/finds wallet in street a few feet south of BiSB's house
|10 weeks 5 days ago||2 answers||
To break your question into 2 answers - having midwest connections matters some. It's important to recruiting that "local" high school coaches know that they can trust you to care for their players. It's a trust thing. Whether or not they know the Victors already should be irrelevant.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Nik also seems to know his strengths. For example a few times last year I remember him getting switched onto a big and having to play post defense. He was a sneaky-good post defender, very good at denying ball entry, playing with his lower body and leveraging the rim.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Because when there's 35 poor||
Because when there's 35 poor attempts at humor all the damn time it gets a little old.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nice write up||
So what are the current breakdowns in terms of percents? Does anyone unite them all? Even with winning can they (we?) be united?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Apparently so||
My thread title makes less sense, but still. Hooray for basketball.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Don't worry||
Dayman has won.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Great minds think alike||
If I could post GIFs easily from my work computer it would have just been a ton of those.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Hope the embeds worked, silly work computer|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
Student tickets when I graduated in 2009 were ~$20-25 over my four years. They are now $40.
Other points anti-brandon:
Michigan wearing 7+ uniforms in one 13 game season
Brandon's own salary - i believe it's 3X Bill Martin's?
Attendance streak/waitlist which you mentioned
Size of the AD (doubled to 240 or close) and thsoe who were not brought in under Brandon (<40, including Fred Jackson, Red, etc) - this whole mess of an AD is his own doing.
PSL & regular ticket prices - almost doubled
Crisler student ticket mess
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think this is great||
Why should someone stay in school? If anything it helps athletes a ton, and it helps universities. This is a protection against injury and bad decisions. Lots of people try jobs in college, some even drop out to do it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Charlie Weis Does! /sad that||
Charlie Weis Does!
/sad that we're now the bigger tire-fire than ND...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||i meant FORCED turnover of||
i meant FORCED turnover of course! New coach - don't promise to throw lots of INTs
|11 weeks 6 days ago||IMPRESSIVE!||
The rare triple-sport-metaphor! I always swing for the fences/homerun/hailmary when I sportsball.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm going to eat||
Most likely bagels. To those of you fasting, I hope it's meaningful
|11 weeks 6 days ago||2 years||
Coached high school hockey. But I'll hire good coordinators!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
I doubt I qualify though. I've never marketed crappy pizza. I'm an engineer who learned to problem solve while at Michigan.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I did||
The one in the avatar for a good 5-6 years. But I had to sell the toy, I miss it all the time.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Stop talking about my car!|
|11 weeks 6 days ago||And here i thought he was||
And here i thought he was talking about my Volkswagen.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Brian for Regent||
So in (can't vote though).
Also, I'm probably going to a few more games this year. For those of you who feel bad about attending, bring a sign - here for the players only - Brandon & Hoke should go or something similar.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||concussions have levels. if your friends saw him||
concussions have levels. if your friends saw him stumble over into Braden they should know that he should not have risked further hits to the head.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||there's something happening here. what it is ain't||
there's something happening here. what it is ain't exactly clear.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hey, I made the mailbag!||
Awww, it's because it was depressing.
We'll be watching Saturday... I'd just like to see some fire from the team too.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't know that||
How many can Coke hand out for $3?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Scorched earth on the AD||
I love the public call-out on how former players are now expected to pay their way into the stadium. No loyalty from this AD towards anything but the dollar.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hey Kid,||
At least Mean Joe Green will be at the game?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm so in||
If you take the letter "A" to equal the numberical Value of 1, b =2, etc. and add up the letters in the above words you get a total of 380. Know another set of words with the same value?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
I make this point about awareness above - but women know to get mammograms. How many men know the numbers/risks/etc and actually get prostate exams/colonoscopies?
Baseball has done awareness work on fathers day. As we've said earlier - follow the money. Sex sells, and that means women's breasts > men's butts.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Unfortunately there's a lot of that in a lot of "charity" work. It's always good to be able to look at fine print and see results before donating to any cause.
IIRC the actual pink apparel that the players wore (cleats, wristbands, etc) was auctioned off and all of that money went to the charities - but still.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, the ultimate goal is a||
Yeah, the ultimate goal is a great one. except:
Report: Less than 10 percent of NFL pink merchandise sales go toward cancer research
|13 weeks 2 days ago||All show and no Go||
The NFL's (and many other's) pink "breast cancer awareness" campaigns are ridiculous in my mind. Cancer is horrible, I've got survivors in my family, and we should do all we can to cure it... but does any woman with the ability to watch the NFL and means to purchase any pink apparel NOT know to get a mammogram? A ridiculously small amount of money from each pink towel/shirt/whatever sold goes towards charity funding in the NFL's model. It's a huge corporate "Look at how much good we're doing" without doing much of anything.
Case in point - Brandon Marshall's neon cleats getting a fine despite him wearing them to promote mental health awareness. The NFL don't care about anything but a dollar.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I felt OK too||
Michigan has shown progress, but continues to make mistakes. They're going to have trouble if they make mistakes like this against better competition. That said... there still might not be a really good team on the schedule till November. Baby steps... As BiSB noted - this was not Akron.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Well. Yes How would you say||
How would you say that?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Will a shower cut it?|
|13 weeks 3 days ago||HOPEFULLY OBVIOUS SARCASM||
IN MY DAY WE DIDN'T NEED NO DAMN AIR SHOWS - THE AIR SHOW WAS ON THE FIELD! IT WAS WANGLER TO CARTER - YOU DIDNT NEED NO DAMN RA/18/ATTACK DOO HICKEYS FLYING ABOVE THE FIELD.
THIS SEEMS LIKE AN OBVIOUS MARKETING GIMMICK TO GET BUTTS IN THE SEATS - AND I DON'T MEAN JAKE. TOUGH IT OUT SON, YOUR KNEE'S GOT OTHER LIGAMENTS. NEXT THING YOU KNOW WE'LL HAVE THE PLANES PARKED NEXT TO THE STADIUM AND YOU CAN GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THE PLANE AND A NOODLE FOR A DOLLAR
It's too loud near my house that I bought without noticing the 100K seat stadium!
Complaint about combination of military recruitmnet/sports and/or wasted resources be it money/fuel/hippies/etc.
I ran out of sarcasm...
|13 weeks 5 days ago||A little later it was stated||
A little later it was stated that he was/is flying out today to sign... I think either way it's good news. Thanks for embedding the tweet though, I can't do that from work.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||By my count that'll make 6+||
By my count that'll make 6+ NBA Wolverines next year:
Nik, Trey, Tim, Mitch, Glenn, Jamal Crawford, plus Darius Morris may stick this year and Epke Udoh once played here...
Awesome to think that all 5 starters from the Final 4 team are now in the NBA
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Voted for other||
Laughed the hardest at "Alllllllllmost got him"
Justtttttttttttt a bit outside
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It's a question of who you||
It's a question of who you want to compare to. The chart has good coaches at our rival schools and main competition. I don't want a coach who is better than the dregs of the B1G, I want a coach who goes toe-to-toe with OSU, MSU and ND (sigh). Other Michigan coaches may be interesting, but Bo was in another time with 105 man rosters, Rich's will just be depressing, and Mo's was too short. Lloyd's would be the only one worth comparing.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||His best!?!? LOSERS Talk||
His best!?!? LOSERS Talk about their best. Winners go home and
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take it||
I should donate blood more frequently anyway. Double donation if it's not injury related.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds good!||
Poeple always get surprised that you should use fatty ground beef for burgers - the fat falls through the grill! If you don't get 80/20 you'll just cook all the flavor out of the beef. Save the 95/5 stuff for meatballs, get the cheap ground chuck for good burgers!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I must have missed the||
I must have missed the front-pager with the new T-Shirts, but how isn't the "Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork" shirt sold out yet?!?!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet||
GET OFF THE STICK!!!
/someone who has had many conversations about how even in 3rd gear that jeep would be way faster than the T-rex
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I know this one Alec||
What was a really poorly timed Toyota slogan in the wake of their unintended acceleration lawsuit!
|14 weeks 5 days ago||A few thoughts||
First, yet again we see that video evidence is huge for public opinion, just like it was here in the case of a WR punching a rando at Skeeps. Reading "he hit his wife in the elevator" is one thing. People can imagine a confrontation, a love-tap-and-slip, etc. Video bares exactly what happend, no lawyer "hypotheticals" anymore. That said, I thought Bill Simmons did a good job of skewering Goodell before the video came out, much less now that it's public. Goodell doesn't think he's untouchable because he makes $44M/year - he thinks he's untouchable because he makes the owners BILLIONS.
Also, Paul from Toledo GTFO - engineering is something we are awesome at. (BSME 2009)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for sharing||
When I was a camp counselor I had a few campers with gluten intolerance and celiac. While I'm not a big believe in "fad diets" I do think that the recent "gluten fee" wave will help lots of people who need it. Best of luck moving forward and hopefully you can find some good gluten free restaurants soon, I'm sure there's something in Ann Arbor's restaurant scene
|15 weeks 2 days ago||They became parents somehow||
They became parents somehow didn't they?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'm fine being the 85 Bears||
I mean, if the shoe fits, play some 46.
Also, the history of the "Superbowl Shuffle" video and song writes is kind of messed up, with agents, producers, etc. That's why it's not on youtube:
Also also, way in for a chicago bears SNL suerpfans/hoke-at-mone's-house-feast mashup.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Meant to type "Mini-Shame"||
But yeah, I'm not 100% sure this is what Muschamp did, but these kids probably spent the week on scout team, running stairs, etc. I'm OK with it at this point
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Way in on Neezus. Also hoping||
Way in on Neezus.
Also hoping that some of Kalis's issues are health related. I just want him to do well.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It's not just gameday||
I assume that the whole week went on min-shaming these players too. Sure, the 3 hours of gametime didn't happen, but the 12342424 (approximate) hours of game prep did. These guys didn't run with the 1s in practice for the week, were gameplanned around as being out, were dragged through the media as "suspended" etc. From Muschamp's perspective the suspension (week long, not just the 3 hours of the game) was served. I think I agree with that decision.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||You've made a faulty||
You've made a faulty assumption. Are we sure Florida makes a bowl game?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||JJ Watt||
Watt's cameo in the commercial/funeral is pretty outstanding
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That could have destroyed||
That could have destroyed team chemistry, you cake eater.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Your thread won!||
Here's the info from mine:
According to twitter Bosch is taking a leave of absence. From Angelique
@Chengelis: Hoke in release says Bosch will be away from team for an "undetermined amount of time... and look forward to his return."
As retweeted by @Sbell021, Bosch's last tweet: Couldnt be prouder having the people family, and teammates that care about me I love em all and couldn't be prouder to be a wolverine
Hope everything is OK with the young man and that he can make his way back soon.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Clark Blitzing||
It could just be that Mattison really likes the idea of 280lb man running full speed at a guard. That part of the play (minus the O call) worked out pretty well. Mattison likes to move and blitz his defensive freaks - he did it here with Mike Martin and with the Ravens and Haloti Ngata too. I don't doubt that it's something he'll do in the future, although it seems to me that we might be even better suited to having Clark on the line with Ryan in the blitz role - I think this is a changeup that we'll do occasionally.
Also I'm in for Ryan being "standup end/Sam" and having Clark replace Beyer in future 30-slide packages.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Burritos taste better with a side of HenneChart||
Yeah, convinced myself to get a burrito for lunch as well
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I'm really unsure how best to||
I'm really unsure how best to retort this based on your username
|15 weeks 4 days ago||For realz||
Especially when it's in excitement and the "hopefully obvious sarcasm" tag is displayed.