Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Beware of Drop Bears||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I had a Kobe steak in Tokyo||
I had a Kobe steak in Tokyo last year. Hands down the best steak I have ever had - same goes for the entire meal. Thank goodness I wasn't paying though, price was outrageous.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Agree on Daredevil||
Especially when Frank Miler was writing them... absolutely the best. Elektra, Bullseye. Really disappointing that the movie was done so poorly, but those are absolutely great characters.
But overall, just about anything Frank Miller writes is awesome... The Dark Knight was great.
And I also loved The Punisher growing up.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
I wear my football heart shirt all the time and people always stop me to ask about it. When I tell them about the project, the first thing they ask about is how they can contribute...
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Art Briles||
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Great post, really nice||
Great post, really nice tribute. I hope you are able to share this with his family.
|50 weeks 5 hours ago||Looks like I picked the wrong||
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!
|50 weeks 5 hours ago||Perhaps a non sequitor, but I||
Perhaps a non sequitor, but I was watching the World Series and they were talking about Ned Yost's relationship with Dale Earnhardt. The money quote was when they were talking about how Ned asked Dale who his friends are in the Nascar field -- answer is "none." The point being was that he was out to kick all their asses so he didn't want to be friends with any of them. Kind of harsh, but also the type of competitor that I think Harbaugh is and that I think we need.
|50 weeks 5 hours ago||Wish I could watch this||
Wish I could watch this one... don't carry it down in the South.
In any event...... whatever happened to the drinking threads?
|51 weeks 1 day ago||We would be #1 in Italy||
We would be #1 in Italy
|1 year 1 week ago||"Dazed and Confused" by Led||
"Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm with you||
Each year for a belated Father's Day gift, I arrange for my Dad and me to go to one game together (he lives in CT, I live in GA). This year we picked the PSU game. At this point, flights / hotel / tickets are all paid for so completely sunk cost.
But I'm really considering not going.
Really don't know what the hell happened and how the wheels have come off so fast. Hard to believe that a mere month ago, I was really excited about this season.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Stubb's in Austin||
Not only do they have great sauce, but they have a restaurant / bar in Austin that has great concerts -- especially the gospel brunch. So definitely put it on your list of things to do in Austin when we're in town for the Michigan - Texas home and home.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Didn't Bill parcels used to||
Didn't Bill parcels used to refer to Joey Galloway as "she"?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||What a throw and comeback by||
What a throw and comeback by UFC.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||My boys (9 and 10) and I||
My boys (9 and 10) and I usually start the day by hanging the Michigan flag in front of the house.
Then I'll try to get a workout in ahead of the game.
Put on my favorite Michigan hat and then its gametime.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Now that I know we're going||
Now that I know we're going 11-1, we've got to be in the mix.
So my four are:
- Florida State
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Thanks! I do like the||
Thanks! I do like the Legends jersey but we have to make sure it stays special and not something simply handed out just to have them out there at all times. So anything we can do to fix that would be helpful.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Did he really think that he||
Did he really think that he could hide the fact that he was running from the police by claiming he was a hero?
Wow, that takes balls.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||With that particular actress||
With that particular actress as Rachel, it might not have been a bad idea to take the stairs...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I can finally get it off my chest||
I am not really pro football HOF John "Blood" McNally... just a fan of the Packers and think it is an awesome nickname.
Plus, back in the day, my basketball style best resembled a poor man's Bill Laimbeer.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I get everything you're||
I get everything you're saying and agree for the most part, but I'm definitely still going to watch.
I guess I'm just wired that way... no matter the circumstances I support the kids who play on our team -- win, lose, draw, great opponent, or crappy one.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Thanks for the correction,||
Thanks for the correction, learn something new every day.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I didn't read that part, but||
I didn't read that part, but I'm assuming it is globally... there are bigger stadiums in other countries like Aztec Stadium in Mexico City which I think holds 125,000
|1 year 7 weeks ago||this is great, thanks for||
this is great, thanks for sharing
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It's not that these teams are||
It's not that these teams are that bad, it is just that we are THAT GOOD.
Please I hope this is true.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||A guy who works for me went||
A guy who works for me went there and is a big App State fan.
He says they will suck this year -- much different from when we last played them and they were coming off multiple D2 championships.
The line for the game is something around 35, but I convinced him to set it at 20 since Michigan never blows any out (other than Delaware State). I tried to get him to wear a Michigan helmet all day Peppers-style if we covered the 20 pts, but he refused so we're just betting a lunch on it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Illinois 11/6/10||
When we finally beat them in triple overtime to guarantee a bowl berth for the first time since Lloyd retired.... I'll admit it was a pretty emotional moment because at the time I felt like we finally had turned a corner and put everything behind us. Little did I know then...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||sad deal all around||
Mostly I hope the victim is okay.
And then I do also hope York can turn it around, though it is the right call to dismiss him.
Interesting to note that Oklahoma chose a different path suspending Mixon for the season - he is charged with misdemeanor assault for punching a woman in the face.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||question for lawyers||
What determines the difference between an assault being a misdemeanor versus a felony?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Lived in both CT and Austin||
I grew up in CT and my parents still live there.
I lived in Austin for 7 years (1999 - 2006) and now live in Georgia.
For the record I have also lived in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Houston.
Austin is my favorite (and not just because I met my wife and had my boys there). Especially relative to CT, it is a pretty good lifestyle and far more affordable. I can go into great detail but a lot of other folks have already covered it.
If you have any specific CT vs. Austin information, please let me know and we can take it offline.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Mgo-field trip?||
I have to believe getting Jax tickets would be pretty easy relative to most nfl teams...
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Would love to have him on the||
Would love to have him on the team, but just wondering why we would need to use a scholarship for this? Didn't he turn down scholarships last year to play at Williams? Maybe we could get him to transfer and not use one... wishful thinking, I know. But that would certainly be optimal.
On a side note, Williams is a very good school so he's definitely a smart kid.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||This is a great story and I'm||
This is a great story and I'm proud of our team for the way they handled this and took it seriously. We all love football, but it is also important to keep life in perspective as well.
And, on a less serious note, I really hope the NCAA or FREEP doesn't start investigating us for recruiting violations related to Loszewski's recruitment... having Jake Long go to his house, signature from Desmond, etc.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Texas||
If you haven't been to a Longhorns game, I highly recommend it. One of the best college towns in America, fantastic crowd, great traditions, good tailgating, passionate fans, pretty cool stadium, and typically great weather (especially later in the season).
I've been to a number of games in the south (lived in Texas for 10 years, Georgia for the past 6) including SEC, ACC and Big 12 matchups and this is my favorite all-around experience outside Michigan Stadium.
The only problem is that they play their biggest game of the year (vs. OK) at a neutral city. But if you ever get a chance to go to that, wow... what a great experience.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Those team names are||
Those team names are terrible... Alpha Pro, Fly Rush, Vapor Carbon, Mach Speed, Land Sharks... yeesh.
It's about 150 players in total right? Let's hope our guys can do a stellar job on the field and also in recruiting other players.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wow, your meetings are tame.||
Wow, your meetings are tame. Typically we just behead people.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I heard he is going to try||
I heard he is going to try his hand at baseball as he has figured out he'll never be better than Jordan in basketball.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Really hope he goes to Europe||
Really hope he goes to Europe to play.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Some really great acting in this one||
Arya and the Hound
Tyrion and Tywin
Those were some really awesome scenes
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The more pressing question is||
The more pressing question is did he really just name his car "Fiona"?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||How about the comment "Never||
How about the comment "Never goes to classes"? Pretty sure that's not good.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Wasn't dumar's son on the||
Wasn't dumar's son on the team too at some point.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Glad to see that the alley||
Glad to see that the alley oop will remain in the playbook.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Thanks for sharing||
Great video. Can't wait for next season to tip off.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Headed there right now||
Will be my first one in person, very excited.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I guess this jersey works if||
I guess this jersey works if you are standing on your head.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||If only Bill Self could coach||
If only Bill Self could coach as well as he can "recruit".... but since he never will be able to, I expect more disappointing seasons in Lawrence ahead.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Aren't they getting Okafor as||
Aren't they getting Okafor as well?
We'll see how Coach K does with these two... but I don't know, it seems like he hasn't adjusted that well to this 1-and-done era. Lot of disappointing seasons lately, albeit sandwiched around one great one. But with all the talent they get year in and year out, you would think they would at least be in the Elite 8 every year, not bowing out in the first round two out of three years.
The upside though is that every time Duke loses, an angel gets its wings.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Great show||
I actually have met Neil a few times*, really great guy. This is a great show because (in my opinion) he has the personality and charisma to make these topics down to earth and fun for a mainstream audience. I'm recording them for my boys, they love it so far.
*I worked for his sister for a long time - she is also a "rock star" in her field (Corporate Investor Relations). Really accomplished family.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I did the same||
I read a lot of threads and articles on this site, but don't often feel compelled to post anything. But this article commands a response...
Great article and a great summation of his career. I hope he reads it and knows how much we all appreciate what he's accomplished while at Michigan.
Congratulations, Jordan. And thank you.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yep, he would be my pick as||
Yep, he would be my pick as well.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I'm having a sub||
That was crazy
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm a northerner living in the south||
I live about 20 minutes south of Atlanta...
It's not the weather that has everything paralyzed, it is our complete lack of any sort of capacity to deal with it. Our game plan is basically wait until everything melts and goes away.
And the biggest problem (aside from the fact that everyone got on the roads at the same time and we have no salt / sand trucks or plows and it is hilly) is that everything iced over almost immediately.
But yeah, the average southern driver has no ability to deal with this even without the ice.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||#1 in my heart.... ... as||
#1 in my heart....
... as always
I don't give a crap about rankings. The only thing that matters is how you do in the tournament come March. The better they play now, the better seed they get but they still have to win 6 in a row.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Saban is a defensive-minded coach||
I definitely think the Nuss was on his own and not a figurehead.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think at the very least we'll be more consistent||
That was the most frustrating thing about Borges... one game we would be incredibly amazing on offense with a well-thought out game-plan and then the next week we would have nothing with no adjustments. If we had OSU Borges all season long, I definitely think we would have won a few more games.
So maybe the Nuss isn't OSU Borges, but at least he won't be Penn St / Iowa / Nebraska Borges and that has to be a good thing, right?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I still can't believe that||
I still can't believe that Saban would prefer Kiffin over this guy. By all accounts they are both good coordinators and recruiters, but Nuss seems to come without all the baggage that Kiffin brings.
Perhaps Saban is losing his touch. It wasn't his offense that kept him out of the championship game... his defense against Auburn was atrocious (actually, their defense against any team with a pulse was pretty bad - A&M put up 42 points on them, Auburn 34, and OU 45), as was their special teams.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||And Foles, who is from||
And Foles, who is from Austin.
Part of the problem was Mack's penchant for locking down the entire class during their junior year, so he never had room for any late bloomers... but yeah, his real downfall was his inability to get a decent QB after Colt. Which is just insane when you think of all the QB talent from the state of TX.
Instead of all those guys mentioned, he took Gilbert, Ash and Colt's brother.
And that's why his tenure has ended on a sour note.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||So, here's what an average||
So, here's what an average day looked like at the upstate NY camp (it was in the Adirondacks near Lake George).
Kids meet at the flagpole and go off to various activities broken out by age groups -- activities included tennis, crafts, waterfront, archery, etc.
Afternoon activities for the kids
Then late afternoon would be porch parties where people would gather at each other's cabins for wine / beer, etc. - sort of like a camping tailgate
Evening activities which often included lectures from UM professors
Also, throughout lots of card playing and competitive events (family olympics) plus it was close to a couple of golf courses and there was world-class tennis instruction.
The upstate NY camp was at a girls camp (it was held only 1 week during the summer after the girls camp had shut down) and was very nice -- lots of buidings spread around that were generally broken into 3 or 4 individual but adjoining cabins. Generally each family has their own cabin but some larger families had more than one (and this was actually a very good crackdown they did making sure that each cabin had at least one UM alum).
My info may be a bit dated, but that's pretty much how I remember it. Really great place, the kids got to run around and do lots of activities with other kids their ages and the adults got free time all day to do whatever they wanted - with tons of amenities and options to choose from.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I went from the age of 2 -||
I went from the age of 2 - 18. One of the best memories of my childhood. Note that there actually are (or at least were) several camps - the one in Michigan, one in upstate NY, and I believe there was even one in Europe though not sure if it is still around.
I have actually been considering taking my family as an alum myself, definitely worth it especially if you have younger kids because they will keep them busy all day long with supervised activities.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Red McCombs||
Think of him as their Steven Ross. He is a MAJOR donor, has owned an NFL team, and the UT business school is named after him.
He may be a self-inflated windbag and completely wrong on this, but he is not a no one when it comes to UT internal politics.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Hang in there||
My wife had cancer as well back when we were first dating. She had colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver and lungs. The doctors at Houston medical center were amazing but only gave her 10% chance to make it. Lo and behold, she beat it and ended up having two kids, which the doctors thought would never be possible. Twelve years later and she is still going strong. So I'm with you - F-ck cancer and it can be beat. If you ask her how she did it she'll tell you that it was a combination of great doctors / medicine and never feeling like a victim. So many other people during treatments would feel like victims and feel sorry for themselves and we're very negative; my wife a always kept a positive mental attitude and always believed she would beat it. I really believe that helped.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I hope we come out fired up||
The folks over at KSU believe we took their Sugar Bowl spot a few years back and are still mad about it... so I'm guessing they are going to be plenty motivated.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It's okay||
If he cuts off his arm, it'll grow back right?
(EDIT - link to simpsons... my embed failed)
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Waterford||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||All of those games listed||
All of those games listed above hurt... as did the infamous Webber time-out. That one left me stunned for days.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I went to that one!||
Man was that a good time. I also saw Earthquake! in the Natural Caverns, went to the Deliverance sleepover in the woods, saw Big Lebowski in a bowling alley, etc.
There is no better place to watch -- and experience -- a movie than at the Alamo Drafthouse. The owner is friends with Quentin Tarantino and he used to come by to preview his movies there and hang out for hours. Same with Robert Rodriquez.
I really miss living in Austin...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Yep, that was as clean a||
Yep, that was as clean a block as can be. But the calls in this game were so crazy and erratic. Still, find it hard to believe they called a foul on that one.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I on the other hand am||
I on the other hand am drunk.
However, we did lose. As much as it sucks to admit, we lost. Life goes on. We had our chances but missed foul shots and loose defense, etc. It totally sucks, but there is nothing we can do about it. I love this team for the fact that they even got this far.
That is all.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||That is awesome||
The fact that Matt Damon actually went along with that, pure win.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'm down here in Atlanta||
If they continue to play like they did today, very good chances they'll be coming to my 'hood soon.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Great class, great day. No||
Great class, great day. No drama. And a QB for the 2014 class to boot.
Hoke uber alles.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||You must have gone to||
You must have gone to McIntosh. Not a football powerhouse at all, but lots of great schools in the surrounding area (Sandy Creek, Starrs Mill).
I currently live in PTC.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I am so happy you made the||
I am so happy you made the robo-kid gif, that is awesome.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||This can't be true... there||
This can't be true... there is no speed up north. Why would any of these schools want to visit a slow Midwest receiver when there is all that speed flying around the south?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||No, you're not alone there||
The whole thing seems odd to me. And sounds very expensive.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Maybe it's just me, but it||
Maybe it's just me, but it certainly seems like it is always the refs fault when they lose. I mean, ask the football team and they'll tell you only the black & white stripes beat them.
They are just plain sore losers, which unfortunately for them only further reinforces their whole little brother image.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Agreed||
We had a few moments and some good players here and there over the past 15 - 20 years, but it really is great to put all that behind us and move forward.
This feels almost as good a validation as when we finally beat OSU last season in football.
In football and basketball, we are definitely moving in the right direction.
Too busy smiling to talk.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Could you imagine getting 4||
Could you imagine getting 4 or 5 guys like this a year like USC / Alabama do with regularity? I think we're getting there though... definitely headed in the right direction.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||GIF||
I have absolutely no ability to make a GIF, but that Illini kid with the popcorn bucket on his head dancing like a robot would be a gem...
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Very nice rundown by Magnus.||
Very nice rundown by Magnus. And very encouraging.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I don't know if he ever had||
I don't know if he ever had interest or not (probably not), but a guy I think who would have been great to have is David Robinson. One of the best players ever and a true class act.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||this requires the picture||
this requires the picture
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I wouldn't mind Jesse Owens||
I wouldn't mind Jesse Owens or Jack Nicklaus.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Jamal Crawford||
Always wished he stayed longer...
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Isn't the third or fourth||
Isn't the third or fourth time this particular rumor has come out over the past several months. I feel like you can almost time it with the phases of the moon as in: it's a full moon, commence Ty Isaac decommitment rumor.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I don't know... I think top||
I don't know... I think top tier Big 10 program should be a plus over SEC middling program / doormat (except for rare occassions).
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'm guessing the school that||
I'm guessing the school that they ultimately chose also would discourage them from doing this as they wouldn't want their player embroiled in this and also people would get suspicious of them as well.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I think it should be standard||
I think it should be standard for a top-tier recruit to refer to themselves in the third person.
Beyond that, I would arrange it so that coaches coming to visit me all had to come at the same time and do their pitch in front of each other to my family and friends -- shark-tank style.
For the reporters that are truly annoying, I would simply keep making arrangements to talk at various inconvient times / places and then cancel last minute as "something came up." Hopefully after 6 times or so they will get the message.
For the fans, man I have to think they already have this covered. What more could they do? Get tatoos of their school and then de-commit to their chief rival? Check. Declare academics are the most important thing and then commit to a crappy school with no academics? Check. Say distance is not a factor and then commit to their local school? Check. I don't know, if we want something novel, how about telling fans of a particular school know when you are taking an official and then announce plans to spend an hour of it doing some sort of local community service and that they are welcome to join you -- do this for real and see who shows up.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I actually don't get your response||
He is the all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history. That's a pretty major accomplishment. I'm pretty sure most fan-bases at other schools would be able to recognize that for what it is -- a big deal.
Even more, he also by all accounts appears to be a very good kid.
He may not have been the best passer, but he sure as hell is one of the best players we've ever had at Michigan.
And to say we're better off without him is crazy. Look at how versatile he was in those last few games and just imagine how awesome it would be to have another season of him providing that x-factor for us. We have no proven home-run threats on the team without him.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||i think gardner and ryan will||
i think gardner and ryan will be captains of team 135. I just get the feeling (no evidence to support this that I'm aware of though) that Hoke wants guys in their final year.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||that's my vote as well -- all||
that's my vote as well -- all players in their final season.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||hats off for lefty kickers!||
hats off for lefty kickers! welcome aboard.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Your scenario does seem||
Your scenario does seem plausible.
And that's also why it sucks even more that we lost to them. Had Michigan won, this story would have died down and never got to the point where it got so overly overblown and played up.
Damn, it is our fault.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure sociopaths||
I'm pretty sure sociopaths have the ability to beat polygraphs -- they simply believe that the reality they fabricated is true because it is what they want to be.
Or something like that.
I'm not a shrink, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||now, I don't know all the||
now, I don't know all the details around it, but I'm pretty sure they did raise money at one point in this... not sure they collected the money on behalf of and who it went to though.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||only if the purpose of it was||
only if the purpose of it was primarily just to raise awareness
|2 years 37 weeks ago||To your point, didn't he ever||
To your point, didn't he ever get her a present for her birthday or valentine's day or christmas or anything? I know most women expect gifts for all those occassions (my wife definitely does). It just doesn't make sense to believe you are actually dating someone and never have to buy them anything... so there should be receipts for all those things as well.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Keep in mind that his||
Keep in mind that his grandmother did die (which I have no reason to believe is not true) BUT...
Sure looks wierd to me, his teammates are definitely trying to hold back.
And that is one of the worst speeches I have ever heard: "Four years ago I made a decision to come here and I didn't really know why. Now I know why."
What? Next time I hear someone say that kids put a ton of thought into their college choice during recruiting decisions, I won't be able to get that quote out of my head. I get it now, a lot of it is just random.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I've been there, they have an||
I've been there, they have an elevated court.
Great win by the team tonight, I wish they would close out better and not let teams claw back but hopefully that will come as the season progresses.
And while I am Michigan all the way, it is nice for the Big 10 to see Minnesota competitive in something.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Normally I just say "to each||
Normally I just say "to each his own" and move on but this one I really don't get. This kid could have played anywhere. I get the sundresses notion, but it if that's all he cared about then he could have done better overall at USC, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, etc.
This one is a head-scratcher.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||The whole thing was to cover||
The whole thing was to cover up his relationship with Lane's wife... then Lane caught on and they had to end it.
Makes sense to me.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||To be fair, I follow football||
To be fair, I follow football pretty closely and knew about this story (not the hoax part) back in Sept when it broke, but I never saw a picture of the supposed girlfriend until yesterday.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'm rooting for him. He||
I'm rooting for him.
He never consistently made the plays that we all wanted from him and I wish he had one more year to get there, but I am still rooting for him to continue to get better and make it to the next level.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Definitely agree here. I||
Definitely agree here.
I think this to some extent raises some interesting issues with him... he's either the most naive person in the world (which now everyone knows and consequently he will need even more help managing his transition to being suddenly very wealthy) or he's a sociopathic liar.
If the former, I think a team would still be willing to take him (but if I were the GM I would definitely want him to have a good support network in place so he doesn't fall for anymore crap and bring drama into the lockerroom). If the latter and it turns out he made this whole thing up, then I wouldn't want him.
I think either way he slips from current projections (around 8) down to 15 or so.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I don't want to give him any||
I don't want to give him any excuses because he really did have a bad game and Alabama definitely beat him up... but, in hindsight, do you expect someone to perform at their peak when their whole world is crashing down on them (in terms of either learning he has been a victim of a huge hoax or realizing all his lies are about to come out)?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Serious Question||
If you are an NFL GM, do you use a first round draft pick on Teo right now?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||This story is almost as good||
This story is almost as good as when the Tiger story first broke out.
Normally I'm not a rubber necker at all, but I just can't seem to look away from this one. So many angles to go with it, so much win.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I love how they (ND and Teo)||
I love how they (ND and Teo) are now trying to portray Teo as the victim for damage control and to try and protect his draft status.
Next thing, they are going to try and claim that if this hoax hadn't happened, ND would have beat Alabama. I mean, this has to be the reason he played so poorly in that game, right?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I love how they (ND and Teo)||
I love how they (ND and Teo) are now trying to portray Teo as the victim for damage control and to try and protect his draft status.
Next thing, they are going to try and claim that if this hoax hadn't happened, ND would have beat Alabama. I mean, this has to be the reason he played so poorly in that game, right?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Congrats to Tyrone. He was||
Congrats to Tyrone.
He was one of my favorite Wolverines growing up.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||If you're going to go with a||
If you're going to go with a finger-waving gif, I would much rather prefer the "smoking is not allowed" flight attendant from the old onboard Delta videos.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I don't know if he's ever||
I don't know if he's ever addressed it, but Michigan fans weren't exactly overflowing with love for Tom back in the day when he was a student there. I recall many of game where a large portion of the stadium was cheering for Henson anytime Brady would make a mistake.
While I would love to have him back in AA, the elite of the elite guys (which I think he has clearly proven he is among) usually don't going into coaching or broadcasting when they're done.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Great analysis but I fear||
Great analysis but I fear your call for patience is going to fall on deaf ears.
The mob wants results NOW.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||^^ Agree||
First thing I thought of when I saw the headline was... so that's how they got room for LM3 to enroll early.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I'm not sure what to expect||
I'm not sure what to expect with it. Is it pretty much just a strong liquer now?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||We're having a party tonight||
We're having a party tonight (not related to the end-of-world). So this is what I'm serving:
Beer -- Shiner Bock, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Stella Artois, Fat Tire, Pilsner Urquell, Miller Lite
Wine -- Root 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Caymus Conundrum, Educatated Guess Cabernet, Llai Pinot Noir
Liquor - Gentleman Jack, Crown Royal Reserve, Grey Goose
Misc -- Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade
I also bought a bottle of Absinthe out of curiosity and will play it by ear on that one.
Should be a heck of an evening!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||We might actually get that ^^^||
I believe Denzel Ward is also 6'9" or 6'10"
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure that David||
I'm pretty sure that David Boston is a well-known steriod user.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Now that is target marketing!||
Now that is target marketing!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I am very happy to report||
I am very happy to report that I am currently seeing no ads...
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Whoever gets #98 should also||
Whoever gets #98 should also get a twosie
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I agree with this ^^||
At this point, he is in the NBA. Regardless of when he made the decision to leave, if he is having trouble finding a role and sticking with his team, it doesn't really matter much when or how he got there. Might have been drafted a bit higher with one more year under his belt, might have gotten some more money upfront, etc
But in the end of the day, once there he's got to make plays to stay on the team.
I'm hoping that this is just a bad fit for him and he gets picked up by someone else who can better utilized his talents.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Congrats to Taylor. I said||
Congrats to Taylor.
I said this before in another thread, but I really hope he leaves his twosie behind to pass down each year to the best OL on the team, kind of the like the #1 jersey for OL, only more practical.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Has to be Notre Dame /s||
Has to be Notre Dame
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks for the info. It was||
Thanks for the info.
It was the Thursday night game a few weeks back (11/15 vs. Buffalo) and he got beat on a couple of plays (once a bull rush right at him) that just seemed so out-of-place for him.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Congrats to Taylor||
I hope he doesn't leave, but have to believe he will. Really nothing left for him to prove.
He has played really well for us and matured into a vocal team leader, we were all very lucky to have him. I hope he has prepared the guys below him to step into his shoes.
And, speaking of that... I really hope that when he does leave, he leaves the twosie behind so it can be passed down each year to the leader of the OL -- the OL equivalent to the #1 jersey for WR's.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I used to imagine Barry||
I used to imagine Barry behind the Cowboys line... he could have blown the record away.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I would live it if he took||
I would live it if he took someone out of the field a la Michael Oher. I know he would get a penalty on the play, but it would be awesome to see.
As an aside, I was watching a Dolphins game earlier this season (yes, I'm a glutton for punishment) and Long looked like he was struggling a bit -- is he injured?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I miss Drakes.||
I miss Drakes.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Anyone know, did she make it||
Anyone know, did she make it to 21?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||The only thing that even||
The only thing that even makes me remotely think this might be a good idea is the seemingly disproportionate amount of penalties there are on kickoffs. I watched a game a few weeks back where it felt like there was a penalty on every single kickoff -- after a while, it sort of becomes pointless.
But if this is meant to address the concussion issue, I don't think that if you did a pareto analysis of causes of concussion that kickoffs would top the list.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||HURST SMASH! Loved his music,||
Loved his music, too.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Anyone else think he and||
Anyone else think he and freshman Taylor Lewan would have been best friends?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Whoops, didn't see your post||
Whoops, didn't see your post before I put in my own. I think you are right and there is a huge cost of living difference between the two places.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Keep in mind the cost of||
Keep in mind the cost of living... an extra $600K in Arkansas is like having an extra $1.2M anywhere else. Think about it -- a nice meal there is going to the Shoney's and you don't even need to buy shirts or shoes if you live there!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||You guys are lucky||
Mine was a hand-me-down white chevrolet caprice estate station wagon with fake wood paneling.
The only positive was that I could fit 8 people in it for late-night rides into Philly for a Pat's run.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||College Football Hall of Fame||
is coming to Atlanta. Would be a great side-trip for people when Michigan plays their every 15 year "conference matchup" versus GT in Atlanta.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Funny, no one would have ever||
Funny, no one would have ever said that they were in a "great location" before the 1996 Olympics. That used to be a really bad part of town.
I live just south of Atlanta, so for completely selfish reasons, I would love adding them to the Big 10. And there are a ton of transplants down here - my neighbor to one side is an Illinois graduate, neighbor to the other went to Iowa, and the guy across the street went to OSU. A few doors down is a guy who went to Wisconsin.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||love the Airplane reference||
love the Airplane reference
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I was at a Yankees game years||
I was at a Yankees game years ago (interesting sidenote - it was Andy Pettite's first start), and a buddy of mine (truly, not me) for some unknown reason decided to run down to the first row of the upper deck and toss his beer over the side. Really really stupid thing to do. No one found that funny and most people were clapping when security came to take him away.
As for me personally, one of the things I really still kick myself for was missing the 1997-8 Rose Bowl. I had free tickets to the game, but I also had pre-arrangements to go to Costa Rica. I figured that I would be able to watch it down there so it wouldn't be all bad (plus I figured there were going to be many more opportunities for national championships), but turns out I couldn't find the game anywhere. I basically ended up watching the ESPN ticker for 3 hours. Those last few minutes were very very painful. And when we won, there was absolutely no one around for me to celebrate with.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Maybe we just triple the size||
Maybe we just triple the size of the band!
Let them fill up more of the student section. Plus they'll be much loader so don't have to worry about not hearing them across the way.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I listened to that||
It was about West Virginia of all places.
Not sure alcohol sales would drive up attendance though as most undergrads are under-21.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Maybe it's just me, but||
Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't imagine not going to the game when I was a student. Granted we didn't have the sweet television setups that people have today (but how many students really have that option?).
Not sure I understand this trend, anyone have any possible explanations?
|2 years 48 weeks ago||The only thing I like about||
The only thing I like about Twitter is that MSU players have access to it.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Vogrich also looks like he is||
Vogrich also looks like he is playing pretty well thus far this year, which is an added (and unexpected) bonus. Limited sample size and competition-level applies, but he has definitely looked more confident out there.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Reminds me of Flor -- a||
Reminds me of Flor -- a modular capet tile company.
The thing they have going though is many options.
I could see where this could be more useful in miltary / commercial applications (I actually know the military shelter market very well) but I don't see it as a big residential play. Unless you get Home Depot or Lowe's onboard, and dealing with them as a vendor (especially one with no real cash) is very difficult.
Plus, you need some sort of height adjustment feature for the pylons to sit on to compensate for uneven surfaces.
Not something I would put in my yard.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Thanks for the note,||
Thanks for the note, ChicagoB1GRed. I'm hoping to make it to Lincoln for a game one day, I've heard you have a great gameday atmosphere.
As an aside, wasn't sure what you are referring to with "No Oklahoma...here". I know they have had a checkered past, I thought they were pretty much on the up and up these days.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I think this is a case of||
I think this is a case of people not appreciating what they have and also not appreciating people who don't conform to their standard mold of what a certain position should be.
Denard is a true gem and we are very lucky to have him as the face of our program and the leader of our team. He will undoubtedly and deservedly go down as one of the greatest Wolverines of all time.
Just remember, even Van Gogh wasn't appreciated in his lifetime.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||You're right - we need a good||
You're right - we need a good game from him to win this one on the road and I also think we'll get it.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Unfortunately for us, all of||
Unfortunately for us, all of your bad examples are road games (I'm assuming you're referring to MSU '11, he was overall pretty good against a very tough defense yesterday) and all but one of your good examples are home games -- and this is a road game.
I'm hoping this is where he breaks that trend though - he's built up a ton of positive momentum coming into this one.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||An interesting aside to that||
An interesting aside to that is that it actually seems like MSU does better with its lower ranked players than it's top-billing guys -- Gholston hasn't developed at all and LT is now a TE or something like that and doesn't see the field.
It might just be that Dantonio is better at developing guys with a chip on their shoulder than coaching up and keeping motivated the top-tier talents.
Yeah, I know 2 data points don't mean a whole lot... which is why I'm just calling it an "interesting aside".
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I believe he was the Auburn||
I believe he was the Auburn DC under Tuberville for a period (including their undefeated season where they were left out of the BCS championship)... so they saw him as "coming home".
I'm not saying he's a good coach (he's absolutely not), but just answering why they were willing to take a chance on him after his awful Iowa State performance.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I love that you tried to have||
I love that you tried to have a rational conversation with them.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||The reality is that Auburn||
The reality is that Auburn fans simply aren't getting their money's worth this year and they are unhappy. But who can blame them -- they invested a ton of cash into this team so they expected more than 1 win.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I think you can remove the||
I think you can remove the question mark from the post title.
He is having a good year for the Giants and he is a good athlete. He had a very solid senior year for us and appears to have continued to improve with good coaching.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I had wanted to win today in||
I had wanted to win today in an epic beatdown...
But I think winning it with a last second field goal is so much more satisfying to rip their hearts out.
Now we can proceed to the beatdowns next year and the ensuing years ad infinitum.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Welcome to Michigan||
What a great day for Michigan.
We host a massive contingent of recruits.
We land a massive OL.
And we score a massive win.
What else can I say, but TREMENDOUS.
(I'll bet you thought I was going to say "massive")
|2 years 50 weeks ago||YEAH!!!!! That was a very||
That was a very stressful 3+ hours but well worth it.
Not a great game, but definitely a GREAT VICTORY!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I will never understand the||
I will never understand the thought process behind trying to motivate grown men using a stuffed animal.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I take off my shirt Green and||
I take off my shirt
Green and white S on my chest
I love my bros, brah
|2 years 50 weeks ago||The bat||
I love that he's got a bat on his shoulder for the interview. How random is that? And yet so perfect.
I think they have both turned out to be pretty good analysts, which doesn't surprise me. Back in the day, I had a lot of friends who didn't like Michigan and always referred to the Fab Five as thugs -- but the reality was (and is) that both Chris and Jalen in particular are actually very smart guys.
I do wish for some sort of reconciliation. Unfortunately I don't see it coming anytime soon though.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I don't know||
It may have affected him, but I think his chronic back problems were what really held him back as a pro. Look at his rookie year (immediately after the time-out game) when he was fully healthy -- he was truly unstoppable. His dunk on Barkley is still one of my all-time favorite NBA highlights.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Mark is a true ass His||
Mark is a true ass
His winning ways are no more
We are proud again
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Maize and blue||
Maize and blue rising
Undisciplined in EL
Couches safe for now
|2 years 50 weeks ago||No doubt Dantonio would put||
No doubt Dantonio would put him back in after that... it's just a slight tummy ache afterall.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Those Force Ghosts are really||
Those Force Ghosts are really strong in Lego Star Wars... my kids love playing as Ghost Obi-Wan.
I don't like the analogy though, because it means Tom is ultimately good at the end. I don't see that in him. I see him more as Darth Maul.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Ah, my mistake then||
I thought he had pretty strong interest at one point a while back... thanks for clarifying
|2 years 50 weeks ago||The D-Line development has||
The D-Line development has been awesome to watch over the past several weeks. Can't wait to see this continue over the next several years -- I love the trajectory we are on!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||What about Laremy Tunsil as a||
What about Laremy Tunsil as a replacement for Dawson? Wasn't he really high on us for a long time, until we ran out of room for him. Or is he definitely staying in the South?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Great post||
This is really well-written and informative. Great read. Thanks for taking the time to put this together, I really appreciate it.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Actually, I'm half the||
Actually, I'm half the country away... but they still let me visit on occasion.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Glen Rice picture||
I still have that SI cover tacked to the wall in my childhood room (e.g., my room at my parent's house).
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I saw that one||
Truly amazing. You can't make that one up. Plus, the fact that he's writing this to an OSU fan who is trying to support MSU makes it all the more comedic.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I think you're right. They||
I think you're right. They look they are part of his crew.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Anyone else think it is funny||
Anyone else think it is funny that Ferns' team has a Devil logo on their uniforms.
(I would say it is ironic given the circumstance, but that would open me up to the MgoGrammar police.)
|3 years 1 day ago||He should just chew on some||
He should just chew on some grass like Les Miles. Problem solved.
|3 years 4 days ago||I was obviously being extreme||
I was obviously being extreme and there are many well-rounded people out there, but it just seems fewer and and further between. And the part that I'm really noticing is that it is almost like we're encouraging that by having kids specialize at a very young age.
Right, I thought of Zoltan as well. He is a true gem. Just not seeing as many American born kids like that though.
|3 years 4 days ago||How many American born kids||
How many American born kids do you know who are fluent in 4 languages? And top-level athletes?
I can't think of any.
|3 years 4 days ago||I have young boys as well and||
I have young boys as well and you're right. The pressure to get them locked into one sport year-round is unbelievable. When we lived in Texas, if you weren't playing baseball year-round when you were 7 then unless you were some amazing late-blooming prodigy, you were done. Not much different here in Georgia for baseball and football. And in both places, people place a much much higher value on athletics over academics in general.
I don't know if this is just me seeing something that isn't there or not, but I feel like there is a shift in society with a greater emphasis of athletics-over-academics, accompanied by the pressure to focus on just one sport at a very early age, which I think is unfortunate. Anyone else notice this? Maybe it is just down here in the south.
|3 years 4 days ago||thanks||
Your post answered my question about how he found out -- thanks.
|3 years 4 days ago||Does anyone know how he||
Does anyone know how he learned he was related? Just curious, but seems like it would be an interesting story.
Also, sometimes when you look at the accomplishments of people in the past, doesn't it just seem like they were so much more well-rounded -- valedictorian, fluent in four languages, multi-sport athlete. We're becoming a society of specialists at a very young age, which I'm not so sure is a good thing.
|3 years 5 days ago||Walking Dead||
That's funny that you mention that show, they film it in the town next to mine. My wife has been an extra on it (zombie) a few times.
|3 years 6 days ago||Finance Literacy||
I used to teach a 12th grade Economics / Finance class through Junior Achievement -- taught it in numerous places around the country including inner city schools in NYC, the "Fame" school in NYC, and schools in middle-to-upper-middle-class areas in Texas. It was always disappointing to me regarding how low a level of financial literacy these kids had. And, for the record, that was pretty consistent across all the schools and income levels. This is a more fundamental societal issue (we have become an instant gratification culture) that would require more than a short-course at Michigan to rectify.
In the end, however, regardless of what income bracket you are in is not how much you make, but how much you can save. And, coupled with that, is what you do with savings.
The athletes going broke that we hear about tend to fall into two camps -- they either didn't save anything or they turned over their investment decisions to the wrong person (e.g., their uncle instead of Fidelity).
As a number of people already noted, this isn't rocket science.
|3 years 1 week ago||I've largely avoided||
I've largely avoided commenting on this issue, but there a few things I thought worth pointing out:
1) I was very impressed with how Braxton Miller handled it. I hate Ohio with the heat of 1000 Suns, but I tip my cap to him there. Very mature and responsible to lay as still as possible until the situation was under control -- as opposed to Gholston's own teammate who crawled out of there.
2) We have had similar situations in the past at Michigan where a player was <stunned>, but in those instances we took the player out of the game. I don't know if this was a medical team call or a coaches call, but I remember RichRod of all people doing this at least two times -- once with Tate and once with Denard. I was shocked that MSU allowed Gholston back in the game at the time and remain so now. The potential for long-term damage just isn't worth putting him back in the rest of the game.
|3 years 1 week ago||The wall and gate||
The picture is a little misleading... it is actually very easy to walk onto campus from town. There is some sort of tradition about the gate (I think you aren't supposed to go through it until you graduate?) but you can easily pass by it to get onto campus.
We live just south of Atlanta and go up to Athens for a game every now and then. It's a very good game-day experience (not quite as good as Ann Arbor, but definitely better than other SEC games I've been to) and the fans are pretty friendly. I would obviously love a home-and-home with them.
And I have really enjoyed these traveling game-day experience write-ups... would be fun to collect our aggregate experiences from different stadiums around the country. I'll bet among the group of us, we have been to most if not all the major stadiums.
|3 years 1 week ago||That's more or less to be||
That's more or less to be expected, isn't it?
I hope he had a damn good 8 months leading up to it, though.
|3 years 1 week ago||Away games||
For the last several years, Michigan has really struggled on offense on the road. We have a few really big road games left, I hope we get it together for them.
That and the play-calling in the red zone. It was really frustrating to watch us consistently get down there and then come away with nothing time and again -- often because we went away from the things that successfully got us down there in the first place.
|3 years 1 week ago||I'm an overachiever||
I'm going to have many more than one.
Headed to Taco Mac, they have a few hundred to choose from so I'll just have to play it by ear.
|3 years 1 week ago||Wasn't there a recruit a few||
Wasn't there a recruit a few years back who held his press conference at a strip club? I recall something of the sort, but couldn't find it online.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Did he also have trouble with his eyes?||
I think there was a story years back where he showed up at Michigan and they noticed he wasn't seeing well, so they sent him to an eye doctor who helped him out and the lights literally went on for him.
In any event, it's good to hear stories about kids that need help actually getting it and turning their lives around.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Denard is one of the top faces of college football for a reason||
He is absolutely electric as a player and, even more important, he is an incredible person. He's not perfect (no one is), but he works his ass off everyday trying to get better. No attitude, no sense of entitlement. We are very lucky to have him.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I hate their tv contract||
I hate their tv contract which makes all of this possible... without it, they would slump back to their rightful place in the modern football landscape. Damn you, NBC! At least they have started moving some of their weaker games to the NBC sports channel and off the main network. I really hope they don't renew.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||That sounds great to me!||
That sounds great to me!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Looks like I picked the wrong||
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Roh||
Very quietly, I think he is actually having a pretty decent year.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Congratulations to Patrick||
Really great that he chooses to give back.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||is the field really that||
is the field really that lumpy in real life? Looks terrible in the video.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I think so, but he did have a||
I think so, but he did have a few down years in Oakland that hurt him.
However, it is without question that he is the coolest on the list -- as far as I know, he is the only one of them to have saved a guy's life and also have his own wine label.