mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
|2 days 17 hours ago||Way in on the tagline||
Sincerely yours in football,
|2 days 19 hours ago||Already donated||
Great cause, and something that we win all the time. Fire the money cannon!
|4 days 18 hours ago||Could/should help drive down prices||
The big thing, as many have mentioned, is that americans overpay for the data that they use. I think that Google's aim, as in Fiber, is to get more people using MORE data/internet/faster/etc.
Google still makes most of its money from online advertising (thanks Brian!) so the more time spent/web sites visited/etc, the more money google makes. What google wants is more people to use more data, if that happens, they'll make more money. Google can take a loss on providing data and make it up when the data is used. It'll hopefully drive down prices for all cell phone users.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Love both ideas||
For the basketball, you just really need one, overarching stakeholder who could hype the hell out of it enough to make teams follow suit... the WWL. If ESPN bought in to this, guaranteed marquee matchups, even if they don't know where or when right away, it would happen.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Auto upvote for "standard"||
I miss when the standard was standard equipment. It actually was/is on all 4 cars that I've owned!
|5 days 18 hours ago||/pours one out down the||
/pours one out down the middle near the ignition
|5 days 18 hours ago||I owned 2||
Had a '91 wrangler for 4 years and a '98 for 6. There's room for one in my "dream" garage... where I get more than one vehicle. The jeep was a much better toy than it was a dainly driver. 16MPG is tough to stomach as much as I drive.
The Avatar is the '98, put a new suspension and 32" tires on it. It was a wonderful second car.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Dammit Subaru||
I wish the new Wrex came in a hatch. I would have loved to have test driven more than just a Focus ST as competition to the GTI that I got.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Hunt at your Chevy Dealer||
You could get a 2015 SS with a manual for a steal. They're selling VERY slowly, I'm sure you could get a deal.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Tempting||
For my life I do need 4 doors and more than a "Frunk". However make mine a Targa in speed yellow or navy and it wouldn't take much arm twisting.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Wagons are actually pretty great||
The most popular body style in America (the compact "CUV") is really just a slightly taller station wagon that gets worse gas mileage. Wagons have all the capability of SUVs that 99% of owners use (true offroading is the 1%), while being much better on gas, often much cheaper, and most times even with more interior volume.
Unfortunately Americans seem to like to sit high up in their cars, so SUVs sell way more.
|5 days 19 hours ago||In my current life...||
As someone about to be married, no kids, living in the city, my 15 GTI is a pretty great all around'er. That said, I would have loved a Golf R were it not more expensive. So, continuing in that vein, how about a 2016 Audi RS3 with a manual? It's the miniature version of the RS7/M5/E63 Wagon that people like above, good for city dwellers like myself, and I can keep 3 pedals.
Lots of good answers on here
|6 days 18 hours ago||Nope||
But he didn't fumble the next snap either. If we're talking on-field coaching, I think there needs to be balance. Many on here loved Hoke's cool demeanor - especially contrasted to spittle-flying-purple-Brian-Kelly. There are some players who will respond well to screaming, some who will fold, etc. Knowing how to coach everyone to get the best of their abilities is a valuable skill.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Eh...||
I think that a truly great coach coaches each player individually. Some players will respond well to Harbaugh yelling, others would fold. Let's not forget that Hoke's "it's OK" was extremly lauded after Hagerup's big mistake. That was probably exactly what the kid needed at that time.
That said, Brady may have been too far of an "it's OK" coach. I hope Harbaugh's results are better. He sure seems to know when to have a chat and when to have a yell. Hopefully he gets the best out of the players.
(As an aside, I owe you beer. I don't remember if our bet invovled another D. Rose knee surgery or Lebron going to Miami for "Therapy" that definitely didn't involve "showing up out of shape" or "potential alleged steroids*". Howeva, I'll pick a Goose Island 6 pack and get them your way somehow. A bet is a bet. And here's to a great 2nd round that the Bulls win. Found the original thread. I said D Rose would be healthy and you said that LeBron would have crap teammates - that trade was huge. That said, I'll still pay up.
*I made this up
|6 days 19 hours ago||Donation in the works||
$26.24 for the Harbaugh Guarantee Game.
I hope that next year I'm donating for a recent win...
|1 week 2 days ago||1991 Jeep Wrangler||
red, 4 cyl, 5 speed manual. half doors and a soft top that would let fine snow through but was mostly watertight. perfect first car. slow, convertible in the summer, 4WD in the winter, no abs or traction control so I had to learn to drive without electronics. the kick parking break meant friends were terrified of the 4 pedal layout and never asked to borrow it!
|1 week 2 days ago||You're on track||
Playing above the rim means that someone's a high flyer, or that most of their work is done through lobs, etc. Someone like DeAndre Jordan is a high flyer. Gets lots of points on lobs, goes over and through people, dunks, etc.
Playing below the rim is more about their post game, footwork, etc. He's not a freak athlete, but rather his post game at 6' 10" probably features the same post moves that mine does at 5' 11".
|1 week 4 days ago||I went to M00N||
|1 week 4 days ago||In Joliet on Thursday nights||
In Joliet on Thursday nights they serve a wicked pepper steak
|1 week 5 days ago||Eh...||
That's a little big and fancy for my tastes. I liked the size of my TJ - not the LWB, and the 32" tires made midwest wheeling challenging. I'd probably go to a better 3" suspension lift, 33" tires, upgrade to D44s or a D60 rear, electronic locking axles, supercharge the straight 6 and spend way too much money on interior/soft top/hard top accessories.
|1 week 5 days ago||Both of my Jeeps were RWD||
Floor mounted Hi & Lo ranges.
|1 week 5 days ago||Smart on Nik||
Gotta make money off this stuff, someone will, might as well be Nik
|1 week 5 days ago||Miata fun||
Fun =/= fast, fun can be finding the limit. A friend has a slightly built Miata (roll cage, exhaust, cold air modifications) and I remember that in straights my Jeep would own it, but he'd take turns without braking that would have rolled me.
Also saw a Miata a few months ago with the license plate "BRK L8".
The miata might be an answer to one of my future thread questions...
|1 week 5 days ago||Not 100% surprised||
The Cayman/Boxster have always been underpowered on purporse. They are great handlers, but Porsche has to keep them from overtaking the 911.
As people below have mentioned, I'd love a CTS-V instead, but the RWD aspect would hurt me as a daily driver.
|1 week 5 days ago||My 4:||
Daily Driver: Audi RS4 Avant Manual. I can fit 4 adults, gear, 4WD for the winter, etc.
Toy #1: '69 Camaro SS 454, black with white racing stripes
Toy #2: 996 GT2 - If I'm getting a track toy, I'll get a track toy
Toy #3: Built Jeep. Not as specific in the dream, but something that'll take me off road and work for winter days when the Audi wants to stay home.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Seems about right||
Lots of D talent. Lots of questions on offense. It'll be interesting to see how many games this team wins with the defense/run ball/don't make mistakes offense. They've got some talent, definitely some building blocks here for success this year and in the future.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Beats the other special edition||
The Joel Goodsen edition comes with water damage and a hooker
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Should have specified||
"DREAM" daily driver would be the RS4
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Make it a P85D||
Warning - explicit language - and acceleration. Peak Torque at 0RPM is a beautiful thing
|2 weeks 6 days ago||His is a turbo||
Also, FYI there are TONS of 996 Turbos that are around $40k now... Someday maybe...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Woodward Dream Cruise Sighting||
There's a black Porsche 550 Spyder that's been at the dream cruise the last few years. I'm sure the value is now into the 1/4 million range... I'd be a terrible (great?) owner because I'd just drive it everywhere.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You're cheating||
My next question was "build your dream garage", with 4-5 cars. My daily driver is an RS4 Avant with a manual... i'll save the rest for next week.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yep||
But I still use the term "BCS Bowl" to describe those prestige bowls... I think that's not uncommon
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No panic here||
What I saw was that Harbaugh has inherited a ton of talent. Not quite 2011 Hoke talent (Denard DENARD!) but it's a far cry from 2008 RichRod Talent levels. I expect the defense to be really good, if not great and the offense to start mediocre and improve to "decent" by the end of the year.
11-2 with a BCS victory seems out of reach. 9-3 with a good SEC bowl seems about right. With next year looking quite exciting.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well it wouldn't be the||
Well it wouldn't be the driver's seat. Ejecting the driver is either the worst idea or best idea (escape!?) I've ever heard.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I don't read manuals or instructions either||
However, aren't you at least curious what the buttons do? You should play around with features even if you don't read up on them first. Maybe you're missing out on something relevant, like fog lights or an ejector seat. You'll want to find that out.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also - doing things efficiently||
I always hit the minimum number of buttons on the microwave. You want 1 minute, thirty seconds? It's either "time cook - 1 - 3 - 0 - start" or its "-quickstart 1 - add 30 seconds" That's right, I push 2 buttons rather than 5. I find the most efficient way to walk places, there are other examples too, but I think the microwave embodies it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Drive in the right most lane||
This is infuriating. No one wants to deal with mergers, so they clog the highway. Poor driving manners are a huge issue that no one cares about. I have no qualms about passing idiots on the right, but when people go the speedlimit in the left lane on an empty highway... I hate them.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Happens occasionally||
The nashville predators had a "turn in a blackhawks hat or shirt & get a Preds Jersey" game recently.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The shoe companies don't give $$ direct to the kids||
What will happen is a company (say, Adidas) will sponsor a local AAU team. Adidas will give thousands of dollars worth of gear, apparel contracts to the coaches, etc. This is all "legal". What will happen is the company then has authority and sway over the coach, one of the kid's biggest influences. The kid chooses another company's school (say, Nike) and Adidas pulls all that money away from the coach. The kid's friends who are still playing AAU now have no gear, no shoes, no sponsorships, nothing.
It's not exactly blackmail, but it's definitely a way to get indirect influence.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Remember||
At the end of 4 hours the losers watch the winners' opportunity to get better
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Now just a second||
We don't know that Dr. Zoltan Kovacs is evil. We just know that he's got a brain clot and has invented miniaturization that lasts for exactly 60 minutes.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed on #16|
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Good question||
I think that it'll be better evaluated like an NFL draft class. In 5 years, see how many recruits he gets. It's not only recruits for this year, it should be the releationships with local coaches, teams, etc. that can lead to new recruits.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I found it glorious||
He went to celebrate/taunt but then he got terrified that he was going to get caught. So close to being so awful for other ways.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You're a twitter tease Ace||
I was promised this video. I get this video.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||HOOOOLD ON HOOLD ON! Da||
HOOOOLD ON HOOLD ON! Da hurricane's name is Hurricane Ditka
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I should have implied that her Chevy has 20" Wheels|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Are you sure?||
By chance does she call her shots? Or drive a Chevrolet Impala? Because, if so, I'm pretty sure it's a very high compliment
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I dont doubt that and I know||
I dont doubt that and I know that sweat messes it up too. But c'mon man. It's called a uniform... the colors should match.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I could not care less||
Pictures on computers don't mean a ton to our eyes on gameday. The tweaks in "maize" have mostly been made to make the uniforms look better on TV as that tech has changed.
HOWEVA - make the "yellows" UNIFORM! It drives me nuts when the wings don't match the numbers don't match the pants. Pick one and stick to it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed on Sugar Bowl||
I liked those the best of all the white jerseys we've worn over the last few years.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yay basketball||
There's definite hope in football (HARBAUGH) and also here (Depth? Upperclassmen?).
Also, quality Futurama reference and that picture of Walton is just outstanding. Is that the face he often makes playing basketball??
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
Those Michigan people are all resort-destroyers anyway.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Love the show, BBC had to fire him||
It's a total no-win. Everybody loses out because of Jezza's behavior.
That said, Clarkson actually owns lots of the rights to Top Gear - it's i believe leased to the BBC. The BBC doesn't own the airfield, test track, etc. I think there might be very little to stop Clarkson (and May and Hammond) from continuing on if they so choose. The rumors are that Netflix will pony up the cash. I think HBO would be another suitor. It'll be interesting to see what comes of this, but yeah, talk about a hostile work environment. He had to be "sacked"
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wolves?||
Has to be either wolves or Wolfpackers, right? I think that we can agree that wolfpackers makes the most sense.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Nice post Ace||
That GIF speaks volumes to his athletic ability. He's just moving at a different speed than everyone else.
AND HE GOT HURT IN GARBAGE TIME!!!!One1!!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Nice write-up Seth||
I think you've done a nice job explaining that "formation" isn't the same as "scheme" - hands in the dirt dont equal gapping/style of defense. We've seen some of the DL successfuly 2-gap in the past... I think that this defense might be pretty good.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I like Legends Jerseys||
I think they're a nice way to keep those numbers in circulation while honoring them. Howeva, I don't like the numbers changing. If a guy wants to wear one, when it opens, he asks the coaches for the honor, maybe writes a paper/does some history on why it's a Legend Jersey and why he wants to wear it, then it's his for the rest of his career. Incoming freshmen are eligible to get it too.
I'm anti-helmet sticker, I like the clean look. that said, if Harbaugh asked I'd say go for it...
Difficult sports confession? I was sober and stayed for the whole M00N game. That was difficult.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan's new recruiting||
Michigan's new recruiting event: Chowdown at the Cracker Barrel
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not quite||
Players are drafted and where the players play is up to them. All good prospects typically have thier rights owned by an NHL team. What the player then does is up to the player (often with team input). Some NHL teams will steer players to certain junior teams, or they're fine with them going to the NCAA. Very rarely will a drafted player head up to immediate NHL team control (Top 1-5 guys can go straight to the Minors (AHL) and skip juniors, but it's rare). Once a player signs a contract (either an NHL/AHL contract, or a Junior contract) they're no longer NCAA eligible. The player decides when to sign based on the offer.
Jack Johnson was drafted by Carolina, who wanted to sign him direct to an NHL contract after the NCAA season and he refused, stayed in Ann Arbor another year. Carolina wasn't happy and traded his rights to LA.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Want to fix the extra point?||
Get rid of the commercial break. Right now it's TD/ ad/EXP/ad/kickoff/ad
That's the problem, not the kicking itself.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hey look!||
That diary I wrote in 2011 about the 4-3, 3-4, the under and personnel is still relevant. Shameless plug:
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Similar||
There were similar ones at "The Victors Collection" - By the M Den - basically the MDen's fancier new neighbor that sells khakis, ties, blazers, etc. Nothing's cheap but it's all high quality. They're not online yet, but they're working on it. It's next to the State Street MDen if you're local.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Only a few||
Hockey concussion as a sophomore goalie thanks to an assistant coach's slapshot from the hashmarks
Partially tore the UCL in my right hand (not the elbow UCL) in Mudbowl as a freshman at Michigan and partially tore it again after. No surgeries (yet) but arthritis is in the future and my joint's permenantly really unstable.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I love Coach B||
And the 2-3 and 1-3-1 changeups have been great this year... but:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Should have gone the other way||
If the NCAA were really "thinking of the children" to paraphrase Helen Lovejoy they should have taken this the other way. Players can transfer without sitting out a year if:
Head coach leaves, primary recruiter leaves, position coach leaves.
Playing time, family issues/close to home, etc could still go before an appeal process. This would encourage ADs ensure coaching loyalty and making the right hire and would make the coaches more beholden to the program rather than able to jump ship for any reason.
Coaches can go anywhere, why not their players?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Now that was an entertaining interview||
Seems like a real smart guy, I like the idea that we have someone committed to special teams (COUNT TO 11!) but who can also take such a strong focus on the academic side. Between Coach Baxter and Momma Gwen there can't be many programs more impressive to a recruits parents (who aren't looking for bagmen).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Re: Glasgow||
I don't think that he was necessarily driving when tested, if that was confirmed either way I haven't heard.
That said, 0.08 is around 4 drinks* in an hour for a 180lb man. Glasgow's about 300lbs. Whatever the reason/circumstances/etc, it's not like he had one beer at dinner and then got tested by his probation officer. While he hopefully wasn't driving, he had to have probably at least 6 drinks in an hour on Sunday morning - while on probation. You'd at least worry about his decision making after that.
*drinks are 1 shot of 80 proof liquor, a glass of wine, or a beer. You remember how to "stay in the BLUE" right?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hey Seth Towns||
Come to Ann Arbor. It worked for another recent Columbus product...
|5 weeks 5 days ago||B1G Hockey||
What may have made more sense was to have a year-long Tournament for the B1G. Have a round robin outside of WCHA/CCHA play where each team hosts non-conf games. Could have declared a B1G champion while not blowing up the other leagues.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Well done||
Analysis like this is where Brian's 2 engineering degrees shine through. Facts and figures make better arguments than nostalgia. I loved the finger-shears when he brought it up on twitter and I'm still in favor.
That said, even though everything that Brian posits would be great... no way in hell will the ADs do this. Zero-point-zero chance. Maryland and Rutgers are in the B1G. No way they give up any money in the short term.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Fixed it for you||
The south is really, really weird [ ]
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I went to sleep-away camp every summer from 3rd grade to sophomore year of high school as a camper. Ranging from 2-7 weeks at a time. As a senior in high school and throughout college I worked at the camp. I made a bit of money, but it was invaluable real-life experience. Moving away to college wasn't my first time "away from home" and since I worked there for so long I definitely got managerial experience. As an engineer I have to give a lot of presentations, having stood by myself in front of 1000 people to make announcements, work is easy.
I'm a big believer in sleep-away summer camps as a way for kids (and counselors) to develop and learn about themselves. OP - Good on you for helping send your brother! Mom will get used to it, it'll be a taste of college for her too. Your dad may benefit as well...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Wait wait wait||
College aged girls like college sports? And the internet? And the intersection of the two?
It's almost like women are people! And can like sports!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Love the reps||
And the attitude. It'll be very interesting to see how this staff develops practices - will they all be this fast? Is this spring only? How fast will they practice in the fall? What will each week of game prep look like?
And re: competition - the more bullets the better, and I trust these coaches to develop players (on offense at least) better than the previous staff.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I like this||
I still like the hockey model even better. Every 18 year old is eligible for the draft, and can go to college anyway and come out when they're ready.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Also not local||
But good luck! I'm a believer in castleing. Also not that good at chess.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||What if I told you||
I don't believe that Red would ever let himself be carried?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Tough to read||
But accurate. I think Red even mentioned that he debated walking away recently... Michigan has some real sports-movie potential. Red announces retirement after the season, team goes on to win both tournaments and carries Red off?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Well written||
Ace reviewing bad teams is some of Ace's best stuff IMO.
Also I'm quite glad that he's never seen me play basketball. I think my descriptor would either be "His offensive game was compared to Carlos Boozer's. This was meant as a compliment". Or "Has an 'old-man-post-game' reminiscent of Paul Pierce, but is 5'11" and 27 years old".
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Allegedly||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed on degrees||
And it's nice too for those who will take 3-5 years. I'm sure there's something in place for NFL bound 3-year players to know "this is what I'll need to do after I retire to complete my degree", but I'd have to think that having a parental figure who's got lots of knowledge about M's system would be a nice add. It's not just a counselor saying "take 5 classes" it's a counselor & Gwen breaking it down.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Was totally confused about Luigi||
Until I read the end. Lets'a Go!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Great minds think alike!||
The embed took me a few minutes
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Better than this football momma?|
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Cracker Barrel Effect||
With Harbaugh's heroics yesterday I don't know where to put my money. That Jeep did roll over.. but it stayed intact? Red Robin for the Harbaugh/Wheatley Bump?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||2 ways||
Either the guy who has locked down a job is REALLY good, or everyone else kind of sucks.
Here's hoping it's the former.
I also think that with Harbaugh the "job" will mean that you're on the 1st team depth chart come fall camp - not anything about what will happen for game #1
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be there||
Hoping against hope that it's as fun as this was
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
I'm always reminded of this:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
Now the guy hanging tennis ball sized testicles on his truck? I'm just positive that he has large genetalia and no anxiety about it whatsoever
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The faces||
The faces just make that picture
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Such a great UV||
So many random topics. Do we think TH Sr. sold chicken in Turkey?
That court.... wow. I couldn't even watch the highlights, I was trying to figure out what all the lines are. Although Wagner did shoot a long 2, which everyone hates analytically.
Are Texas's regular fans not annoyed yet? Do they need a few (more) bad years (with the new guy) before going up in arms?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||But Dude, think about how bad||
But Dude, think about how bad truck nutz look on a Prius. How will anyone know you have testicles if you don't hang a pair off your vehicle?
/hopefully obvious sarcasm
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No it doesnt||
But it's sure a lot more than I made as a 21 year old.
If we're doing math, it sure makes a lot more sense to take the guarantee and make as much as possible as a 20, 21, 22 year old (a few million in the NBA) then go back to college, get a degree, and earn whatever.
Staying guarantees your income at 20, 21, 22 = $0 (*Kentucky), for a chance at more later. Or Caris could break that foot again and never make a million.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||As an engineer for a major auto supplier||
I loved the piece. I'm not a good enough writer, but as to the point above about it not being "Bo's Car".... What if the analogy is rather the Ford Motor Company? Dominant early (Yost/Model T), really hit a sweet spot in the late 60's (Mustang)... then you've got the future stewards designing Mustangs of every model year. Some are hits, some are misses. Some guy tried a Turbo 4! Blasphemy! Recently they resurrected the Boss 302 - which was great unlike Hoke's throwback teams
The 2015s have it all, GT V8s, Turbo 4s, Hi Po- GT350s, just like how Harbaugh will beat you every way he can.
Car fanatics can be almost as bad as Michigan fans at times. I swear, the sighs of relief were palpable when Chrysler announced that the next Jeep would still have solid axles and removable doors. The lack of a fold down windshield angers the purists... but progress must be made. Designers of the Jeep and also the 911 have called themselves "stewards". The 911 is not thiers, rather they live with the history and the weight that the name carries every time they make an update.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||You'll have to be more specific||
There's quite a few Crean GIFs.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||For me it's definitely the giant cold weather khakis||
I mean, either that or his visit to his cousin in the 90s
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Alan Branch Shaped||
Alan Branch Shaped Goosebumps?
You might want to get that checked out...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||ATOMIC DOG||
What is this Rocket nonsense?
Now that Norfleet and George Clinton have been avenged... hooray roster overanalysis!
I remain jealous of those who can't put on weight despite trying... and I think the real gleaning of information will be from spring to fall - once the fall numbers come out we'll see where Harbaugh really wants everyone.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
They're making progress. Without Caris and Walton we're missing only about 28ppg. These guys weren't supposed to be cornerstones on a B1G team, but play about 10 minutes per game. As it is, they (and Spike!) are playing more like 35, because Michigan doesn't have any other guys to play.
Let's see what Camp Sanderson can do... I think that we're seeing what will be a very good team next year.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yuuuuuuuuuup||
Hoping that the "happy ending" is what I remember going into the season and that the first 2/3 of the book don't just piss me off
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Well, with regards to next||
Well, with regards to next year, we do have a trip to Assembly Hall! (NTAH)
Wait, they renamed Not-That-Assembly-Hall to "The State Farm Center"?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Not them - the receivers||
Petty and Winston were throwing to Michigan's WRs, so Harbaugh couldn't watch the WRs working out. If they were throwing to scrubs, or Funchess only, or anyone who's not on Michigan's current team, he could have observed/coached
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
Really well done. I mean, evicerating. The only positives I can think of is that Brandon donated a lot of money to the hospital. That's a nice thing to do, I guess.
Also... as evidence of what you call his one "Great Failure" I'm amazed that his quote about 'optimizing his personality to the best of his abilitites' (paraphrased) didn't make it. Dude sucked as a person and at his job. I mean, there were more failures that didn't even make this piece!! Former players having to buy tickets for their invited guests! People given seats for life having to fight for what Canham promised them!
Hackett Uber Alles.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Semantics||
But replace "Piece of shit human being" with "asshole". Dave Brandon is an asshole. Sending people home for the brand of jacket they're wearing???? Trying to get people fired because of their friends?
It's often said that if someone's not nice to a waiter they're not a nice person. You may not think that DB's a p-o-s, but he's definitely not a nice person.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Total agreement||
But then Oden's body broke down and a picture of his penis was made public. Of course we at MGoBlog don't remember how GOOD he was! Basketball started in 2011...
|9 weeks 5 days ago||*||
The talent in this rivalry is all wearing M shorts under their NBA jerseys
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I know Seth did what he could with the available data... but the small sample size means that so much of this is attributable to outside forces. Tate - for example, really skews things since he started 1 year, then sat behind Denard. in a better program, Tate never starts as a true EE Frosh.
It's interesting for what it is, but you'd really need more data over either more years or programs to try to reach any conclusions
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Options for "the slot"||
Net-front, as used above, is often used describing screeners in front of a goalie. Someone has "net-front presence". Olczyk uses this often.
"Between the Hash-marks" works, and as far as I know it's not a euphemism.
"High-slot" works for describing the area between the "top of the circles", could also use "bottom of the circles" or "between the dots".
"Area above the crease"? maybe?
I blame bubble hockey
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You could make it 20||
I highlighted a few different ideas for Title IX compliance in that original thread here:
Basically my ideas were
|9 weeks 6 days ago||For the scholarship question||
I voiced this in the comments, but maybe you have 25 "slots" of eligibility in each class, or a hard cap of 125. That way coaches could reward walk-ons after attrition in their "class". Very few teams would ever hit 125 - that would require everyone redshirting/staying or repopulating all attrition with Jucos, but I think that would work.
If someone transfers after his sophomore year, a walk-on could get his "2 years of scholarship eligibility". Honest question - are there holes in this idea?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Flag football||
How about flag football? I'd make it 7 on 7, everyone eligible, and have 2 "lines" or "games" - a skill players and a linemen game. Sure, the 7v7 with all those skill players would be fun... but what about having like Wilfork play QB?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Great example with "Can't turn you loose"||
When I was at Michigan (2005-2009) it was a Yost-only thing. I don't know how it started there, but the Band would play, band members would get a chance to solo and the crowd would dance. During the Big Chill that came to Michigan Stadium. I now definitely associate it with Michigan Sporting events... and no one from the B School had to conceptualize it.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Here's one||
Less =/= fewer
|10 weeks 3 days ago||One issue||
I think yearly limits that encourage player retention would be a great thing. IMO the main issue with the yearly scholarship limits as opposed to an overall cap is the current wording/enforcement of Title IX. Currently you've got to have an equal number of men's and women's scholarships handed out each year - caps make sure that that happens. There are a few ways around that though:
It'd be great if it worked. In terms of the walk on thing - let's say a 2015 enrollee goes pro in 2018 - could a 2015 walk-on get his scholarship? Have 25 "per class"? that would get trickier with redshirts, but would be a way not to lose that benefit
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You mean other than the title||
You mean other than the title of the piece? "NO BUSINESS SOPHOMORE"?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
Good to know that you think 19 year olds can never be criticized. I'd love to know what happens to a kid who gets an A- or doesnt get a trophy in your world.
If my future (to this point non existent) children put something on the internet and take flack for it I'll have failed in not preparing them that the internet is a public domain. I put pictures of myself on facebook while in college that were fine when facebook was college kids only. I took them down once I started looking for jobs, seeing as how facebook expanded. The internet is public and forever. Consequences are a result of actions. How did this person expect to be received?
There's something to be learned from mistakes. If a child gets nothing but 100% positive feedback their entire life they will not be a functioning adult. Learning to deal with failure is an important skill. It is important to lose. To fail. to be sent back to the drawing board. I've had lots of dumb ideas. I don't make them public comments to a public body on a public space that is the internet.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Tell you what||
If my 19 year old comes home from college with his feelings hurt because he wanted to replace/supplement/uniquely uniquinize the Victors I'll tell him that he had a dumb idea and people reacted to it.
If my 4 year old gets pushed on the playground or harrassed by a 90 lb 5th grader, I'll have a different reaction.
There are degrees in life, it's not all black or white. This is a 19 year old with a business proposal and a persona that he has put in the public sphere - twitter, facebook and linkedin can all be made private! This is not a small child in a purported safe space like a school.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Would you say they should||
Would you say they should have TAKEN a chill pill?
/been reading too much @Adam_Jacobi
|10 weeks 4 days ago||if by "first" you mean||
if by "first" you mean Episode 1... yes. He wasn't in the original trilogy.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Even those claiming Brian||
Even those claiming Brian cyberbullied a poor sophomore?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Conceptualized the idea||
That's the worst. How do you "conceptualize" something?
Anybody else need a copy of that memo about the TPS reports?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The important questions||
Do we know how Harbaugh feels about the Dong Forest?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I don't disagree with Brian's main points||
I was at the game in Cleveland, the Big Chill, The Winter Classic at the Big House, The coldest game EVER in Madison, and there this weekend. There was no one there. Soldier field only had 50,000 empty seats, but only because it's the smallest NFL stadium.
I agree. 1 at the big house every 4 years, leave tickets at $15 (!!!!) like they were for the Big Chill and you'll fill the place.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||But wait!||
If the storm troopers were clones, how did Luke find that short-storm-trooper suit?
Also, why did they have different helmets in the prequels? It sure seems like that's a massively expensive project - changing armor/helmets for an entire army in like a 10-20 year period. Do the clones age? See, now I'm confused.
At least there's going to be more of these now that people can hate.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Advertising||
It's actually relatively straightforward. Google still makes most of their money by advertising and online search. So far the best way that companies make money on the internet (like, say, MGoBlog) is by having ads. Google sells lots of ads and makes lots of money. The more time that people spend on the internet, the more ads they see and the more money google makes. Google can afford to do all these side projects because they make up for it in the long run through advertising revenue.
Really fast internet? that translates into more clicks/ads/money for google
Self driving cars? You'll look at your phone instead, and thus more clicks/ads/$
The big one that I heard recently is that Google is looking into wireless. The thought is that if they want to, google could really upset the current market by subsidizing data costs. If you spend the time on the internet on your phone, google makes more money.
It's very similar to Amazon so far. Everything Amazon is breaking into (tablets, phones, etc) is designed to get people to spend more time and money on Amazon. Google is getting people to spend more time online, and thus they make more money.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Taste the meat, not the heat!|
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Microwave = Instant Heat||
It's a term for a shooter off the bench who comes in and gets hot quickly. Irvin was a great bench player/shooter last year.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, I'm not saying 2015 DG is a great QB||
However my "what if" is take September 2013 DG, give him competent coaching (or awesome, Harbaugh coaching) and see what Hypothetical 2015 DG is...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Lest we forget||
Before his Junior season - his first as the starting QB - Devin went to an NFL QB camp and came away as the most impressive prospect. The field included lots of seniors.
THEN, after that summer working with QB Guru George Whitfield, Devin got the shit kicked out of him on a weekly basis behind an OL that couldn't block the called play, which rarely made any sense. By the end of 2013 Devin was clearly broken mentally. That's kind of a big "what-if" from a coaching standpoint, right?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be in that 3/4 empty stadium||
With like, 10 friends. We might be the only ones there.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Chrysler doesn't love the Ren Cen||
True Story - chrysler is big on having lots of "Easter Eggs" or hidden things in their vehicles. If you look at a new Jeep you'll see the OllllllO logo everywhere, often unpublicized. The latest Chrysler 200 has an outline of the city of Detroit on the rubber mat in the center console - but the Ren Cen is missing.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wait wait wait||
Richard Worship III?
So there are at least 3 people with the name "Dick Worship" ????
Oh man, my inner 9 year old can't handle this.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yes and no||
He'll become a rotation player, but he's already counting against scholarships.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
It's very situational. There are some guys that you can play multiple ways, others you can't. Defenders always had to fight over the screen against Stauskas (whatever the Big did) because going under a screen meant a 3. The skill of the ball-handler in the P&R can dictate what happens as much as the plan does from the 2 defenders.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Slowest with a double post!|
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I believe it relates to his HS tenure||
Didn't Peppers transfer high schools? It could be that lots of NJ high school coaches don't like this guy because in years past he recruited their best players to play at his school.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||There was talk of the NHL||
There was talk of the NHL increasing the size of the nets, instead they shrunk the goalie equipment. They also moved the goal 2 feet closer to the end boards and backed up the blue lines - making the offensive zone larger. I'd equate the line changes to NBA's 3 point line/lane width.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Chuck||
The packers did this with Woodson. He won NFL DPOY the next year
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Caris?||
I think Kenpom doesn't know about Caris's foot. Also we do have 5 B1G wins...
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Brey Turke||
If we can get him, Gary McMitch, Him Tardaway, Morgan Jordan, and Devin Kurant I'd like our chances.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Also he is Jim Harbaugh||
Who does not take sick days and is a jackhammer.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Got a whole lot cheaper||
It was free with 2 Cokes once the marketing was activated
|13 weeks 4 days ago||If the shoe fits||
I mean he is always telling them to do a barrel roll and trust their instincts
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Chocolate Milk in Cereal||
I was always a big fan of Chocolate Milk with cereal. It's good with the ones you'd expect (reese's puffs, cocoa puffs, etc) but it's also delicious with Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Flakes. Used to get a few weird looks in Bursley, but hey, it's good.
I am about to turn 28 and still enjoy the cereals listed above, with regular or chocolate milk.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome||
Really excited to see what he can do with some of our boom-or-bust linemen that we recruited in years previous. He's definitely got bodies to work with, it'd be great to see how they develop.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I do about 95% of the driving||
I do about 95% of the driving when we're going anywhere together regardless of what car it is. It works better, and I'm a more confident driver and I'm a terrible passenger - so she prefers if I drive too.
But it would still be good for her to know how to do it, in a pinch.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||As an engineer I get it||
People are stupid. Engineers keep making automated stuff because operator error is 95% of the problems we deal with. The automatic transmission came about because people were messing up their standard transmissions.
As one who enjoys driving - I hate it. I like to drive. I have a 17 mile ~ 45 minute commute. That's not ideal, but I really like to drive. I still row my own gears (4th vehicle, all have had 3 pedals) and there's little more satisfying than flooring it through 1-2-3 on my way merging or through a toll booth. Along with that, man have people's skills degraded. I know very few people my age who can drive my car. My fiance cant (although she finally admits that she should learn). Accidents are horrible and operator error should be reduced, but let me drive my car if I want to.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Saftey out of Bama||
Saftey out of Bama
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Harbot > MarketingBot. Any||
Harbot > MarketingBot.
Any guesses as to the spring game weekend?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Yes!||
Pie charts would help.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Nice work Seth||
The shading did confuse me a bit, as you've got the names shaded themselves to represent the players skills, and the cirlces are more the wants, but where you're looking for multiple things it's tough - the mix of colors might be my monitor but it is a little tougher to read. Two things that I'd love to see as additions to this nice posts - a chart with skills (maybe i'm chart CHART based rather than visual?) - and also comments as to how Durkin's 3-4 / 3-3-5 fits in with our personnel. I'm more worried about the D trying to run everything and being good at nothing as opposed to other issues.
Again, great work!
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|14 weeks 6 days ago||Where the hell are you||
Where the hell are you playing darts? Any why is everyone hanging out between the dart board and the line?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Way ahead of you|
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Wrong coach||
I thought that the new DJ - DurkMoney would be the one to let the beat...............................
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Just ask Jay||
if he's the commander of the offshoot of the Liberate Apes Before Imprisoning Apes movement
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Scheme & surrounding coaches||
Brian used to call Manning's main role "Beyonce" because his main job was to recruit. The same players in 2013 that were great really struggled at press man in 2014. Scheme has a lot to do with secondary sucess. If Manning is still in the secondary he'll have a new boss and new coaches who can help him with his position. He can also keep recruiting to the left... to the left.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Can't believe we made it this far down the thread||
BLUEEEEEEE KNOW IT!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man||
What a good post. From Seth scouring twitter to find Brady Quinn for Heisman (F you E3 media) to a futurama reference I think we need Djambi to cover our bellies with chocolate icing.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Huh||
I swear when I graduated in 2009 wasn't that long ago. When I go back and visit I don't stray from campus if I can help it. Although things sure have changed. Skeeps mini-pitchers were $8 now for cocktails.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't spend much time near Briarwood||
But if Harbaugh hears that there's a Cici's near the Red Robin on Carpenter... look out!
(Is the Cici's still there? Weren't they going to build a Costco on Carpenter? Harbaugh is totally a $1.50 footlong hotdog guy.)
|15 weeks 4 days ago||KHAKIS AND BOTTOMLESS FRIES.||
KHAKIS AND BOTTOMLESS FRIES. THATS WHAT MICHIGAN DOES
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I'm guessing that it's a||
I'm guessing that it's a chain and that I can think of tons of better places to get a burger in Ann Arbor.
That said, it is out of the way a bit (down carpenter near Home Depot IIRC) so it's less conspicuous than if they'd gone to Red Hawk
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know that the statement is 100% true||
I think that coaches who are feared can be successful, but I also think that coaches need to be flexible. I think that you need to coach each player how they will best respond. Let's say the QB screws up.
A coach can:
1: yell, scream, throw the playbook and embarrass the QB in front of the team.
A. The QB could have a fire lit under him, go out and make the best play of his life.
B. Or the QB could roll his eyes and tune out his asshole of a coach (see Purple Brian Kelly).
Or, the QB screws up -
2: the coach can call the QB over, talk to him quietly and tell him that he believes in the QB and that he will do better. (Like Hoke after the Hagerup GIF)
A: QB has confidence, goes out and makes the best play of his life.
B: QB thinks his coach is a wuss and doesn't try hard.
Gotta coach each player in the most effective way for each player.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh?||
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Happening, its?||
|18 weeks 3 days 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||It's the DAWSON!|
|18 weeks 3 days 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.
|18 weeks 5 days 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.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory|
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Who you callin' immobile?|
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Brian refused to answer the tough questions||
The 2100 year old tough questions that is.
Team Sour Cream is full of losers.
|18 weeks 6 days 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.
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 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?
|19 weeks 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
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Did you have to use your AK?||
Could have used a triple double last night.
|19 weeks 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?
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 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?
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Double Post|
|19 weeks 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...
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Great Timing||
Bill Barnwell tackled this today. Big reason is the OL.
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||And possibly illegal||
And possibly illegal
|19 weeks 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
|19 weeks 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
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Soo... uhhh....||
|20 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.
|20 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.
|20 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.
|20 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
|20 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?