|4 hours 6 min ago||You Know...||
I almost find it a shame that they won't have the Spring Game in the Coliseum, and since they would occasionally flood the place, a Game complete with an old-school naval battle recreated afterwards with one trireme commanded by Harbaugh himself. I'll take Michigan Stadium as a suitable replacement though, and maybe we can still get the naval battle afterwards.
|12 hours 19 min ago||I Will Say...||
I was always partial to Darkwing Duck myself.
|15 hours 59 min ago||Watching Now...||
Well, Trevon Bluiett sort of Bluiett there on the TO.
I will show myself out now.
|16 hours 30 min ago||The Camera...||
Haven't they done that before though, where the footage pretty much gave away nothing? I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that being one of the chief complaints about some of the practice videos over the years.
|16 hours 40 min ago||The Gonzaga Bandwagon...||
Regarding the Gonzaga bandwagon, did anyone check to make sure it seated all 20 people? If not, I definitely wouldn't drive that thing through any busy intersections for the fear of being pulled over for more than a few violations.
|20 hours 34 min ago||Normally...||
Normally, I would agree really, but this particular post was from a forum that was private in the first place, therefore inaccessible to most to begin with and with reason. In this case, I think it is fine to respect their wish that things not be shared outside those confines. I certainly wouldn't treat it the same way if it were on someone's public-facing page, of course.
|21 hours 53 min ago||Let Me Put It Like This...||
Team Insights from Orlando Malone (Father of Corey)
From the post the OP copied:
Decided to drop a few nuggets to sooth everyone's mind (bball loss) and help launch spring ball tomorrow. If this stuff show up anywhere, I will go on another self imposed "post band."
So, let's not be THAT blog....
|22 hours 34 min ago||Interesting...||
Well, if nothing else, Archie Miller seems to be aware of his own suit size, so the worry about self-pantsing like you had with Crean is greatly reduced. That, and the police can rest easy in Bloomington as the threat of net theft may go down.
In all seriousness, that's not a bad hire for Indiana.
|1 day 3 hours ago||These Fans...||
Ah, these are the fans that I so enjoy during March and April - one unexpected configuration of one unit and we're doomed and so and so isn't ready or as good as we thought and so forth.
This is the sort of thing that makes sitting in the stands at the Spring Game actually a hilarious affair, if you're into that sort of thing.
|1 day 3 hours ago||And Further...||
...and further, it was a vey high-scoring affair for both these teams. I mean, 83 points is basically two games for Wisconsin in some stretches and yet many times they manage to somehow win both of them because of the soul-sucking version of basketball that they play.
Florida should be proud but they should not rest - there must be at least one team that is capable of Wisconsining other teams in the Elite Eight. I believe it is a tradition.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
Spanier's defense attorney, however, said Spanier did the best he could with a bad situation, and argued that the prosecution was trying to criminalize a judgment call.
Letting THAT run unchecked for another decade doesn't seem to fit the definition of "making the best of a bad situation" as I know it, but then what do I know, eh?
|1 day 21 hours ago||I Will Admit...||
I will admit, the Lululemon stuff is very nice indeed - my wife actually got me to try them out and as others have said, they are very comfortable and well-fitting.
That was an afternoon at Twelve Oaks well spent, in retrospect, even if the brand tends to make your credit card hot and your wallet sad. Worth the price really.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Good Luck To Them...||
Despite a lot of things that were said at various points, I think at least most of us if not all will remember both their careers at Michigan in a very positive light, not just for the leadership they both were able to provide but for the things that they actually did on the court. Walton coming almost out of nowhere in the second half of this season, Irvin showing up when it mattered most even if not every possession was exactly clean - those are the things we will look back on.
Good luck to both of them in their next adventure, and they will always have that Michigan degree to look to and use as well.
|2 days 1 hour ago||At Least For Us...||
At least for our sake, we did not have West Virginia's final possession happen in our game. I very much doubt any of us would still be verbal if that had occurred. Well, no, we'd be verbal, but in a base, profane sort of way, I imagine.
Some of the Twitter schadenfreude over the end of that game was epic.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Meanwhile...||
A wild Larry Brown has appeared in the stands at the Kansas-Purdue game, looking as if he is casually taking notes on his next....oh, 15-minute stop in coaching. To be fair, he was at Kansas more that 15 minutes - closer to an hour, in fact.
|2 days 14 hours ago||They Are Appreciated...||
Irvin showing up when it mattered late in the season and Walton carrying this team when no one else could....those are things that will be missed. They will be missed. As many things as I have admittedly said in the moment about these guys in tough games, theirs will be tough act to follow but hopefully some of their best qualities rub off on the guys that stay.
|2 days 14 hours ago||When I Look At It...||
When I look back at what I felt back in late January, I would have told you that you were probably being overly optimistic if you had said we'd be in the Sweet Sixteen after having won the Big Ten Championship.
Even though I am still a bit heartbroken we won't be playing this weekend in the Elite Eight, everything taken into consideration, it has been a good season. Still a lot to do and a lot to work on, but that turnaround in the second half of the regular season and up to this moment was really, really fun.
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's Time...||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Nice Article...||
Drink on Wednesday so you can take in Thursday’s tension without feeling the pull of Skeeps. It’s unorthodox, but trust me: It’ll pay off.
Sure, it's a pull at Skeeps, but it isn't the person you thought it was before you turned around.
In all seriousness though, even now, nearly 20 years removed from campus and having grown up a Wolverine fan, I love these weeks even if the wait for the game itself is sometimes a terrible thing.
|2 days 18 hours ago||This Point...||
Terry Mills -- T-Mills to these Wolverines -- played in Ann Arbor during Michigan's lone championship season in 1989 and is a close spectator of this current crew from his perch as radio analyst. He watches this team and sees it hitting the sweet spot: "Their confidence is at an all-time high," he says. "But they're calm. They're really calm."
On the show I do, we talked about things like "confidence" and "toughness" and all these things that we didn't feel like we were seeing consistently, and then the rest of the season happened and they found that groove and are poised for a deep run. It really has been fun to watch and hopefully will continue to be fun this evening.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 23 hours ago||Predictions...||
I have this suspicion that this is a game of a few possessions difference, so I was thinking more in the 73-68-ish range, favoring Michigan.
Very interested in Purdue-Kansas for obvious reasons. That one seems like it would be a grinding sort of game.
|3 days 57 min ago||I Can Say....||
I can say from experience that you would be impressed with some of the reel sizes available on telecom equipment, having had many opportunities to walk the yards which house the construction crews for some of this work. My concern would be, well, wind and birds and debris. Other aircraft too.
Yeah, scratch this idea.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Actually....||
Actually, I've been trying to do the same thing - bounce between the Pistons and the WBC. As I find myself drinking more during the time when I watch the Pistons, maybe for my own sake I will stick with the WBC. I am enough beers in that I watched the Spanish broadcase (I speak French and German) for a minute or two before it struck me, which is basically why I give up on the Pistons tonight.
|3 days 18 hours ago||My Own View...||
My own opinion is that this is the sort of coaching suggestion you make only when blackout drunk and possibly naked, but hey, I am neither an Oklahoma State fan or alum and therefor what do I know about the state of mind of their program other than lowballing Underwood was an insane, batshit move.
That being said, maybe Gottlieb is exactly the man they need right now.
|3 days 19 hours ago||At Least Here...||
Other than a few people picking Oregon out of some feeble spite - nearly all of them disenchanted Spartan fans - the only real chatter we've had here is about whether or not this is going to look like the Oklahoma State game or the Louisville game or is Oregon different enough that they are a challenge unto themselves, as really all teams are, but we were struggling for a comparison.
|3 days 23 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, we all have people in our lives who bitch incessantly about various things and then when the rules and regulations do in fact change in the manner which they supposedly wanted - at least to a degree - they proceed to bitch about the consequences to them when logic would dictate that was the result they wanted.
I really, really, really hate those people. All of them.
|4 days 35 min ago||Aw, Man...||
Aw, man....if only Gene Gene The Dancing Machine were still around to help with this one.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Even If It Was...||
Even if it was the ACC, the ACC still has to explain South Bend, Indiana in most sports save for one. That being said, if th ACC version of footprint includes the St. Joseph River, then why not the Arkansas River, eh? I get it.
WSU would be an interesting addition to the AAC, in all seriousness.
|4 days 13 hours ago||About This...||
I can't even imagine having to follow up Hutchins the day she retires - add this to another in a long list of achievements in her time in Ann Arbor.
In some ways, hers might be one of the most intimidating seats to fill whenever it should need to be filled and hopefully this isn't for a good long time.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Weird...||
In addition, Sgt. Peter Leon, media coordinator for Ontario police, said there was nothing to suggest the pilot was in the plane at the time of the crash. Officials searched the nearby area, but the pilot has not been located.
Saw this on Channel 7 in Detroit this morning, and that part above is perhaps the most intriguing aspect to me.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Actually...||
Actually, there was an article on this very thing back in October, and supposedly, at the start of this season, about 30% of NBA players had some D-league time in their careers. Now, if they began there or made a trip there in the middle for some reason, that wasn't clear. I know that about five or six years ago, it was maybe a few dozen D-league guys on rosters, and maybe only a few of them were regular role players on a given team.
|4 days 22 hours ago||A Story First...||
A bit of an amusing personal story here - my first experience with an allowance of any kind coincided with my parents choosing to spend a night out with friends at Northville Downs. My allowance was all of $5, which bought you a bit more in the mid-1980s, but my dad handed me the bill and then got out the racing form and asked me if I wanted to bet my allowance on a horse.
Not being terribly familiar with odds in 5th grade, I chose a strategy of going for the first number that struck me - a horse with 50-1 odds. I pointed to that line and my dad chuckled but accepted and off they went.
At about 10:30 PM that night, my dad comes back with an envelope containing $250, so my first experience with getting an allowance - via a bet - was $250.
I did actually put a wager on Michigan long before the start of the Tournament - hoping to be similarly lucky on $20 to win about $2000, similar to one mentioned above.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|4 days 23 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I just marvel at what a $20,000 donation could get you in the 1890s. Now, I think you get a brick with your name on it and some discount coupons to Panda Express in the Union or something only somewhat useful like that.
There used to be Barbour Gymnasium immediately to the north, if I am not mistaken, but it was torn down about 30 years prior to Waterman's demolition, I think.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Good Read...||
These were a fun read as I sit on a conference call (I am so good at intently listening to things that don't really concern me, after all) - very cool to see what the initial impressions were and then to compare them to what has actually transpired with some of these kids on the court.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Agreed....||
I would agree with this.
To add, Teddy Valentine is dangerous inside and a tough matchup for an actual attempt at actual defense and inside presence. The referees, particularly in hoops, recruit incredibly well.
|5 days 14 hours ago||We Can Confirm...||
Louisville Player Applauds Missed Free Throw ??
You are being overly sensitive.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I Checked...||
I find myself in the mass of people with 500 points and tied for 45th.
I guess that since I set the prize precedent, that's a good negbang and a half-eaten packet of Necco wafers.
|5 days 21 hours ago||RCMB...||
I'll never go to RCMB, but I am very pleased to see that the 1,000 free copies of Strunk & White's "The Elements Of Style" have not been for naught over there. You can definitely see the improvement through the use of "slappies" and "fuck" now being correctly placed after the ellipsis.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Looking At It...||
I was just looking at this page, and to be fair, North Carolina / Butler on Friday gets Nantz AND Grant Hill, and while I don't mind Hill so much, I hope someone comes loaded with some good Duke trolling on the broadcast crew just to get a reaction out of him.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
You know, this is one of those stories that you have to hear, possibly even turn into an obscure novel, once all the details about how it got to Mexico emerge. Glad to hear it shall be returned to Tom soon enough.
On the surface, it has the potential to be right up there with "The Great Muppet Caper" if it every turns into a movie, with dozens and dozens of guest stars and cameos.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Here's The Comparison...||
Here's the comparison from TeamRankings...
|6 days 3 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, it does feel weird to not see the ACC heavily represented in the Sweet Sixteen, and by weird, I mean excellent. Ended my evening by watching Duke go down to many tears from their fans in the crowd - sweet, delicious Duke tears.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Oh, Hey Coach K....||
|6 days 13 hours ago||About This...||
My initial impression is that I didn't see too much from Oregon that I think is too worrisome for Michigan, but I still think that game could be rather interesting regardless.
I am actually liking the idea of possibly taking out a 2 and a 3-seed on the road to a potential Elite Eight matchup.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Already Covered...||
Rhode Island or Oregon
This was asked in a thread which - for now - still on the first page.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
Well, as the basketball season is - as of this moment - still alive and well, it's technically a very difficult question to answer on many levels. I suppose, however, you could make an argument that the structure of the seasons makes this an even harder question to answer, especially considering the structure of the postseasons - they are hardly comparable. If we're going to talk about simple "bang for the buck" type stuff though, I would have to lean basketball, qualified heavily by the fact that their season is still in fact current.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Threads Like This...||
MGoCallOut: What say you, Stringer Bell?
Threads like this, singling out other MGoUsers, are always a bad idea. I really don't care if I get singles out for threads or comments that go, but don't do this to others.
|6 days 17 hours ago||The Site Itself...||
I always thought that the replays were available on the NCAA March Madness site (CBS, TNT, TruTV, blah blah) a couple hours after the actual game. At least, that was the deal in years past when there were ones that I missed but wanted to watch. I would try the site later this evening or, as someone said, it probably is going to be available on YouTube any moment now.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Fair Enough...||
I would say that's fair enough, and I will add that I would not be averse to Michigan being able to advertise itself as the "second home of the other Dirk Nowitzki". That has a weird ring to it, but a nice ring all the same.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I am kind of glad now that I glazed over the Harbaugh tweet drama - I just assumed that he was sending the team good vibes and that there wasn't too much that needed to be said. I do agree with what a few folks said - it is nice to see Michigan athletics come out as a community on social media and support each other, but I think the assumption should simply be that they are encouraging each other out of sight sometimes.
|6 days 19 hours ago||This Right Here...||
This right here is probably one of the stats of the game, if you were to ask me, and one of the most compelling reasons to appreciate Wilson. Between him and Wagner, they accumulated a 66.7% eFG - the rest of the team, rough math, was hovering just above 40% for the same statistic.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I Asked About It...||
....and someone did me a solid.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I Would Agree...||
Considering that he has said as much in various interviews in the last couple years, I would tend to agree with that sentiment, and he should finish his career here. As many things as we can point out, as difficult as this season was to stomach at a few points, he would eventually leave this program in infinitely better shape than when he first came upon it.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Awesome Stuff...||
As a favor to the OP, I have left the Biscuits version of the posbang thread.
Also, fuck Rick Pitino. We're going to the Sweet Sixteen and you're not.
*rude gesture in the general direction of Louisville, KY*
|6 days 23 hours ago||Tuned In Now....||
DJ Wilson doing some nice work early here - hopefully we get to see a few more join him in a similar effort as we'll definitely need it.
The idea was that I would hold off on drinking until the 2nd half - not sure how long that vow will last.
|1 week 3 hours ago||On A Normal Day...||
I will admit that, on a normal day, I tend towards the following:
2) Incidental games that help Michigan
However, the NCAA Tournament makes for odd bedfellows here and as we're noticing this year, conference perception matters when it is being weighed against a broad spectrum of criteria and other conferences as well.
|1 week 15 hours ago||That Call...||
I think most coaches get T-ed up doing what Collins did, but man, the dude was absolutely correct and had every reason in the hoops world to be pissed. I don't blame him for being pissed either.
Yeah, Northwestern gave Gonzaga a good scare and didn't give up. I will hand them that. Not too bad for never being here before.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
I will not lay this all at the feet of Mark Hollis(although his contributions are noted) , and to be fair, there are sometimes years where the Committee seems to get it right more often than not, but this year.....this year is not such a year. In fact, this year is a real head-scratcher if you like to talk seeding like I do. A lot of matchups where I am thinking, "I honestly think there is serious underseeding / overseeding going on here...", but it has made for some interesting basketball regardless.
|1 week 17 hours ago||RIP Chuck Berry...||
He had many great songs, but this one was always a personal favorite....
|1 week 18 hours ago||Nice Move...||
This is a really nice move by Illinois, and I would think that if Underwood can keep the blue chip Chicago guys in-state, he will definitely have something going in rather short order.
Your move, Indiana.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Also Of Note...||
There's this gem in Sang's feed too, in case anyone is interested:
|1 week 21 hours ago||Checking In...||
I had Notre Dame losing this game anyway, so the result short of the last three minutes - where admittedly anything could happen - is pleasing to me.
Lots of good ones today, I think. Happy viewing, everyone.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Root For MSU?||
|1 week 1 day ago||About This...||
The one thing that irritates the crap out of my wife when I am watching the NCAA Tournament - especially when we're alive and in it - is that lack of predictability when it comes to game times each weekend. I think I am supposed to be somewhere, for example, tomorrow around that time, but now I will have to talk my way into being at home.
Oh well, she knows me well enough by now. I have different priorities.
|1 week 1 day ago||Guinness...||
Guinness in the glass....
|1 week 1 day ago||About This...||
I might watch parts of this one again actually - this game should be far less stressful now that I've had most of a bottle of merlot.
Of course, then I will realize I haven't had quite enough wine yet and things will go downhill from there despite knowing the outcome.
|1 week 1 day ago||Looks About Right...||
That looks about right for the initial spread.
I will look for the stat comparison tomorrow - rough impression that we're probably looking at a similarly tough matchup, but a winnable one if we can basically do what we did against Oklahoma State. Massey's simulator has this - theoretically - as a good each way bet, in fact.
|1 week 1 day ago||Clearly...||
Clearly, ESPN is beginning to get its fun facts about teams from the much revered Hackenthorpe Book Of Lies, advertised (but not for sale) here:
Of course, it is the same site that advertises this:
Kids ... shy, embarrassed ...? Going through that difficult time when you think your face will never look lovely? Well, here, for you is the Teen-Read Edition of thr Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam complete with retractable hinged arm for dealing with facial problems. Tears off scabs, bursts pimples and rubs on Valderma while you are interested in the exciting, mysterious world of Omar Khayyam.
ESPN interns might go for that though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Just Now...||
I was just part of a very spirited debate about the F-1 call in the Seton Hall / Arkansas game, one that even had a live demonstration involved in my own family room. I personally think that - by rule - that was the correct call, but over on Twitter now, there's some tense moments over this one.
|1 week 1 day ago||Way Too Into It...||
What makes that worse is that we're then talking about people way too into something that - end of the day - sits in the middle of South Bend, Indiana. Imagine being sent to South Bend, Indiana for four years - possibly more - and told by your parents to make the best of it. The only thing that might keep a few people sane is to immerse themselves in the faux mystique of Notre Dame as the truth is too much to bear.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good Luck...||
I've seen both scenarios happen to friends, where they get to go exactly where they wanted (even managing to stay local as they wanted, in one case) and getting sent to what seems like the farthest known reach of civilization. Wishing everyone about to get matched the best today.
Good luck to our rather generous supply of medical professionals in the MGoCommunity.
|1 week 2 days ago||I Must Say...||
I must say, I do like your definition of lunch.
I am actually going to watch the first half at work, run to Canton to get a quick lab draw (followup stuff from my little scare in 2015) and then run across the road to a restaurant to watch the rest of our game.
|1 week 2 days ago||Feeling Uncreative...||
Pretty uncreative tonight - sipping on the last of the Blue Moon in the beer fridge.
However, Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast has been a rather entertaining way to waltz into the evening on this first day of the tournament, so I won't complain too much right now.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
A bit of football news amidst the basketball news is welcome as always.
Pretty sure my 40-time at this point in my life would be more Eisen than Gary, but hoping that some of these stats are preludes to what we get to see this fall.
|1 week 2 days ago||Great Video...||
We are most certainly not done yet, and hopefully we are working for a while.
Great video as always, Mello.
...and now, back to the Tournament. *switches tabs*
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting Development...||
I want to know if Fred Glass went all Bobby Knight in this meeting.
"I'm just disappointed in the....*kicks credenza*.....FUCKIN' PROGRESS THAT WE MADE!"
Either way, it will be interesting to see which direction they go in next.
|1 week 2 days ago||The Snickers Bar...||
OK, yes, there will be a Snickers bar - a real Snickers bar, mailed to the 3rd place winner from me. If the 3rd place winner wishes to donate the Snickers bar, I will send it to an address of their choosing. If it is a PO Box which is rarely checked, your ultimate prize is a stale Snickers and some funky-smelling mail.
|1 week 3 days ago||An Idea...||
Oh, clearly the Rutles, if indeed Eric Idle and Neil Innes are still up to it. "All You Need Is Cash", which is the sort of thing that made "This Is Spinal Tap" possible, would be a great thing to have at Crisler.
|1 week 3 days ago||Rashan Gary...||
Rashan Gary once heard that nothing could kill him, so he tracked down nothing and killed it.
Hey, this works just as well as Chuck Norris Facts. I like this game. We could play it throughout the season.
|1 week 3 days ago||I Will Say...||
Beilein did what all good leaders do: bring people together for common cause. And he did it because he and his assistants had found the right players, molded them in the expectation of excellence, and allowed them to use their talents to win as one team. One for all and all for one.
I will say, Beilein is very good at doing this no matter what we might say in the moment, and as a leader in some capacity not sports related, I actually try to talk this talk inspired in part by him. The hard part is trying to walk it as well, as well as watching Michigan athletics for management inspiration - that's sort of weird too.
Still, interesting piece.
|1 week 3 days ago||Points...||
I will exclude myself no matter how I do because I can alter my own point total at will, but what sort of scale did you have in mind?
I would think perhaps:
1st overall - 10,000
2nd overall - 5,000
3rd overall - 3,000 + a Snickers
|1 week 3 days ago||Interesting...||
THe only real compelling reason to have a 64-team tournament for NCAA football is that football season could last - oh - another month or so if you played once in your bracket per weekend or whatever. Of course, woe is the group of 16 that gets the Midwest bracket in January, and pray it does not open in cities in or near the Great Lakes, especially the draws from the South.
|1 week 3 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 3 days ago||2008||
It was 2008 - I was thinking the same thing you were and decided to look it up. #1 seeds that year were UNC, Memphis, Kansas and UCLA.
2011 was the crazy year that obliterated so many brackets, of course - 3,4,8 and 11 (UConn, Kentucky, Butler and VCU). That was similat to 2006, when George Mason made that nice run as an #11.
|1 week 3 days ago||Guilty As Well...||
We were basically worked for the first three-quarters of regulations, and I can remember clearly some of these thoughts spinning in my head - not about firing Beilein, but more about being one big away or about defense and so forth, so I am guilty of it too. Obviously, glad it worked out the way that it did, but with about ten minutes to go, there was plenty of "Oh, shit....here comes the great fade...."
|1 week 3 days ago||That Indiana Loss...||
They played AT (despite being the higher seed) 6 Georgia Tech and LOST. Because they're stupid and somehow think that playing a home NIT game devalues the aura and mystique and BRAND of Assembly Hall. So they lost on the road. Because they're dumb.
I just want to point out that this was about as eloquent as it gets when we're talking about Indiana's rationale for doing this.
Retaining Tom Crean devalues Assembly Hall. An NIT opener against Georgia Tech wasn't going to make an appreciable difference.
|1 week 4 days ago||If You Ask Me...||
They never lost me, but if you mean at what point did this team become a team that I thought was going to be a considerable threat - potentially - in March Madness, then it might have been the Purdue game a while back where we stomped them in a game I don't think many expected we could or should win. The low point in terms of confidence might have been after the OSU loss, and then they slowly began to find that other gear and the Purdue game sealed it for me, the thought that we could go places in the postseason.
|1 week 4 days ago||As Do I....||
As do I.
In fact, the Michigan-related items are the only VHS copies of anything in any sport that I have kept over time, even though I did the transfers to digital media years ago and these are all now on DVDs. Priorities in the event of fire and all that.
|1 week 4 days ago||About That...||
One thing that I know does happen is that sometimes the power supply or node for a telecom provider will be on the opposite side of a sectionalizing location (like a fuse, for example) from the houses they support.
For example, in my own subdivision and on my own circuit, the Comcast power supply is south of a particular fusing location, whereas my house is north of it. If those fuses open, I stay in lights, but I will lose the Internet and cable after the battery on the supply (2-3 hours) runs out. That happens quite a bit around here.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just Got Home...||
Just got home after another interesting day at work, just in time for some basketball - I very nearly forgot about the play-in games in all the chaos of the past week, but I am coming around to the things that truly matter, like the NCAA Tournament. No, the stuff I've been doing for a week now matters too, but now basketball is my distraction since my family is mostly asleep when I get home lately.
|1 week 4 days ago||Pocket Outages...||
Telecommunications outages are definitely not my specialty, but if you can't find anything obviously wrong on your end like a bad cord or faulty receiver or something along these lines (it is entirely possible that fault current from our outage can fry their stuff), then in my experience it goes back to a bad power supply or a bad node in their system, or the service from us to one of those is still out - it seems like it is always one of three or four things. I will defer to any Comcast / telecom people here though.
|1 week 4 days ago||Old Standbys...||
My old standbys -
|1 week 4 days ago||They Aren't, But...||
Correct, they aren't the state police per se, but I thought that - like the police on Michigan's campus, as I recall - they essentially have MSP-esque powers even if their coverage is a relatively small area like campus. I could be wrong, but that was always my understanding of campus police in the state of Michigan in most places.
|1 week 4 days ago||You never know who's next,||
You never know who's next, man....
|1 week 5 days ago||Older Cars....||
I can't believe they let me do it, but for a glorious three blocks, I was allowed to drive a 1938 Plymouth - possibly badly, but I didn't crash it or annihilate the transmission. Given the cars I grew up with and the cars I've owned and driven over the years, that was an alien experience in comparison, but an awesome experience.
|1 week 5 days ago||Still In Storm...||
Well, we're still in storm in my neck of the woods, so I'll put this podcast on during one of the down periods this morning. We've been blowing through sports podcasts over the past five days as we can, so we'll add this to the list to keep us entertained / awake.
|1 week 5 days ago||To Be Fair...||
The Spartans didn’t have a single pass-rusher in 2016 that managed more than 2.5 sacks, which is bloody horrendous, but the bigger issue is poor coverage that prevented any pressures from having a chance of getting home.
To be fair, they did eventually get home, just long after the lights popped on and the street had cleared for the evening and everyone else had gone home, that's all.
Actually, I hadn't taken a serious look at pass-rushing stats for MSU, but inspired by this, I just did and YIKES....
|1 week 5 days ago||Assembly Hall Is Iconic....||
Like Fred Glass said, it's iconic, but not for the reason he thinks....
|1 week 5 days ago||I Don't Know...||
Well, as I recall, a 7-seed has made the Final Four only twice since 1985, so if we're going to use historic trands as a basis for judgment, then I won't hold out much hope as much as I would love to put on maize-and-blue glasses here. I mean, the 7-seed has only made it to the Elite Eight a mere nine times since 1985, if I remember the numbers from BracketOdds correctly - that would be an achievement unto itself in a way.
|1 week 5 days ago||Interesting Question...||
Well, if we use the prevailing standard set out by this blog in numerous threads throughout the season, then we probably aren't at a point where most of us would consider it a success.
If you ask me personally, then to me a decent tourney run would be the cap on success - I think what we've seen is resiliency from Michigan, being able to go from a pretty low point to being a 7-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Getting out of the first weekend would make it an overall successful season given where they were about two months ago, at least IMHO.
One question I think that people will ask, and it's a good question, is overall direction, and that's what I struggle with sometimes with this team, or at least what I have struggled with over the past couple years.
|1 week 5 days ago||This Right Here...||
While I believe the NCAA to be a vindictive place, I don't think they express it in terms of tournament seeding. What is clear from seeding year over year is that there is some severe disagreement and widely varied understanding and weighting on what exactly is important in the end when these decisions are being made.
|1 week 5 days ago||Same Here...||
I am in that one as well, so I am going to humor myself again. All goes well, by sometime tomorrow everyone will see something in there called "LSA's Overthought Piece Of Shit Bracket" because that's honesty for you.
|1 week 6 days ago||I Hate To Say...||
I hate to say it, but that would have been my answer as well if I were in his poisition.
The story did make me laugh though, mainly because there is only one family that I know of where this scene would play out and it would be totally believeable.
|1 week 6 days ago||You Know...||
You know, he is beginning to inch into that class of players where I am pretty sure he'll be approaching 30 years old and I'll still be sitting here saying, "No, one more year - I think there's still some room for improvement". It's not necessarily a bad problem to have so long as you can find Hummel-esque ways to extend eligibility that do not involve injuries.
|1 week 6 days ago||We were talking about this||
We were talking about this during one of the rare lulls in our storm work today - rewind to the OSU game, which some of us there had been at, and we walked out of that game pretty frustrated, wondering if we'd even make the tournament, wondering how many weeks before Beilein had coached his last game perhaps.
It took a little bit, but from about there to now, suddenly it seemed to come together - each piece, deliberately - and has now resulted in being conference champions. As a fan, and outside of the Minnesota-Harbaugh opposition that others have mentioned, there hasn't been a nadir-zenith moment emotionally quite like this in the recent past anyway.
|1 week 6 days ago||By Then...||
Taking Friday off because I am going to be rather uninterested in being at work after the last five days and will definitely need the distraction. As much as I like my work, I've spent virtually zero time at home the last several days and will likely not be at home much for a few more. By Friday, I will need basketball and beer - that's all.
|1 week 6 days ago||I Will Admit...||
First and foremost, full disclosure - I am that guy and usually find myself in multiple pools, which I know annoys some people but I like to tinker with bracket formulas and try them out in real-life betting scenarios.
I will usually use a mix of rankings on key stats versus a bit of admittedly unfounded intuition about certain teams, so not exactly scientific, but what I like to do is emphasize different stats and see what sort of results I get.
|1 week 6 days ago||About This...||
I don't feel like #7 is a just reward for a job well done in being the conference champions, but as I am a mere fan and with no standing to question the committee - which means I have every right to question the committee - what do I know?
All the same, because I am officially sick of being in this building in which I find myself now, assuming we're all clear by the middle of the week, I will be taking a day or two for Tournament viewing.
|1 week 6 days ago||Very Nice...||
Well, there were almost four posbang threads because of the numerous 502 errors, but alas, a window to do some actual modding in the middle of.....whatever it is - being five days into storm, your memory tends to fail periodically.
If you had asked me on Monday if I expected this, I would have said "No", and I am very, very happy to be wrong about that guess. Go Blue!
|1 week 6 days ago||Biscuits....||
We actually have biscuits here that we're setting aside for a celebration should Michigan pull this out actually. They will pair well with the leftovers from Hotel Hickman in Dexter, which was our lunch today. Good catering, highly recommended by us here.
|2 weeks 3 sec ago||About That...||
Unfortunately, I don't work on the communications end (system design and engineering), but I've heard that a lot from people and the only thing I can really say is that nobody thought it would get as bad as it did, so they spent a lot of time tackling it from behind. I know the estimate system was off until late Friday because we quite frankly had no clue and hadn't even gotten a feel for how bad it was in some spots until then.
If you've got a safety concern about that wire - if it hasn't been taped or whatnot - you can hit me up on Twitter or e-mail lsaclassof2000(at)gmail(dot)com and I can pass it along if you've got a location.
|2 weeks 49 min ago||Yeesh...||
The faculty council is set to vote on a motion deploring this state of affairs. The athletic department has run an annual deficit of at least $20 million since 2006; its current deficit is slightly larger than the sum of all the deficits in every other Big Ten athletic department.
Yeesh. The fact that they seem to be waiting on the Big Ten money to save them is a little frightening too. That, and the average amount in fees that go into a lame attempt to keep the department afloat.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Without Knowing...||
Without knowing were you are, I honestly have no clue - in my world, we think in terms of which circuit and from there I could tell you what the dispatching situation is right down to the names of people (which I'll never actually reveal, of course). If you street is mostly restored, then my guess is that the trouble is down to either one transformer or one section of wire (can't see it, can't tell you), which means we've likely had crews on it and hopefully will get some more out there, but like I said, without a location, I can't tell you anything.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Here's The Thing...||
We do try to do as much of what we call "restore before repair" as possible, which is why there are jumpering schemes and sectionalizing built into most circuits, so we can at least attempt partial restorations and minimize outages. However, we have a storm here that left a lot of operating equipment damaged too, so in some areas, even that was not an option. That, and the tree damage in a lot of locations was so prolific that it has been more sound to tackle that first.
Most of the time - do not quote me because it isn't 100% always - if you are part of a larger outage, your chances of that outage being shorter are probably greater, but then it also depends on the manner of the damage. For example, we lost a lot subtransmission in this one, which is the voltage between substations, so substations went flat and we lost thousands at a clip. Fix those, throw them in and we can get thousands back (unless there is damage on the distribution too, which....yeah, that is happening a lot this time), but all this gets triaged and assigned and ....TL;DR....we are out there.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||UGH....||
I am so loving the fact that I get to work another 12-13 hour day AND lose an hour of sleep on top of it all....not.
That being said, of course, thanks for the reminder as I have now begun to go around and resetting clocks.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Right Now...||
Right now, I am at home - finally - enjoying a Guinness and the thought that in about 10 hours, I will be right back at work again. Well, maybe not so much that last part, but I do feel useful during these moments in my life, sometimes even more useful than I am here actually.
I will go with Michigan in a close one - 69-66 or thereabouts. Would love to be right.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Over On Twitter...||
Some people are make their feelings on this very clear, of course:
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||You Know...||
Yeah, I was upset when Walton did not make the list initially, but now that we've seen our way to the Big Ten Touranment finals thanks in no small part to the leadership and play of Derrick Walton, Jr., I am simply flabbergasted as to the reason for the snub. I truly don't see what, well, they don't see, if you will.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Watching As Well...||
I was liking the 9-point lead, not so much the 4-point lead. We really should be up by quite a bit more, but then I kept telling myself that the last time we played Minnesota and hopefully it doesn't turn out quite that way this time.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Eight Years...||
The only thing I will say is that every time I see someone with less than 10 points and eight years of technical seniority on the blog, it does stand out now.
Have fun at the game!
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||About That...||
I am waiting for the day that Crean quotes Patrick Star and says, "I am the last person I would have suspected, but I was looking for me the whole time!" when it comes to ruining the program. I don't expect that much introspection and honesty from Tom Crean though, so I won't hold my breath.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Seton Hall?||
A matchup against Seton Hall? Maybe P.J. Carlesimo can don that excellent beard of his just one more time to celebrate that game. Well, he wouldn't celebrate it necessarily, but I would be willing to beat Seton Hall again even in a non-championship game.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Just Saw This...||
I just saw this thread and....well done.
We have a metric shit ton of Zoup leftovers to get us through the day here. If you want a tub of chicken dumpling, we can definitely accommodate you.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
Thanks for sharing this - for various work-related reasons / disasters, I only saw the second half of our game today, so I am going to now enjoy the first half before I wander to bed for another day of chaos.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Would Like That...||
I always get nervous about being on the 8/9 line because the winner of the 8/9 typically gets to face the #1 in their region, which never seems to bode well, almost in the same way that some teams on the 5 line probably hate facing the 12 that is better than advertised. If we can move into the 6/7 range, I would think that helps us out quite a bit really.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||A Nice Feeling...||
Yeah, all the MSU people left the conference room I am in after that game and have not returned as yet. It's been nice in here since that moment.
Ready to watch Indiana / Wisconsin here to take us into the evening....and yes, continuing to get folks back in lights too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Watching, Sort Of...||
We're sitting here dispatching folks and watching the Minnesota-MSU game off and on - I kind of want Minnesota tomorrow actually, even though MSU with injuries seems like it might not be a bad matchup for us either.
The one thing I will say about the occasional downtime is that at least there is hoops on to get us through it, then there's the chaos of these situations to get us through the rest.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Right Now...||
My current level of stress can't take these games right now, but that push at the end of the first half hopefully gets repeated somewhere and we can push ahead just a smidgen here.
This is one of those where I find myself saying, "....and yet, we're still in it"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You Know...||
You know, this may very well be a first for me in all the time I've been a regular, active member of this community, but I honestly missed it this time. It is an interesting article all the same though. Between storm and a flurry of hoops news, I've only read a significant sample of other things sadly.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And That...||
...and that is the weirdest thing about today - they could have not played, opted not to play, and I don't know that many people here would have been upset with them at all given what had happened. That being said, I am happy they did and excited to see what they can do the rest of the way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That, And...||
There's that, and I thought the primary driver for this was family for him, and if that's the case then I think that goes in the bucket of "totally understandable". Of course, being familiar with Fisch may help a little, but it doesn't sound like that has much to do with it. Good luck to him at UCLA.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Subs...||
We're celebrating with subs here at work too, although that's because the shop we normally use was restored earlier today and is willing to speak to us right now.
You take dinner when and how you can get it in my current predicament....which may last into next week at this rate.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||About This...||
If I am thinking of the right place, there's a drain just beyond that fence which meanders into Belleville Lake, but it is still a pretty steep drop (we have facilities over there) and that could have been much more serious if it had gone not that much farther. Kudos to the crew and everyone for getting everyone to safety very quickly, as Beilein described.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Don't Know...||
The part of me that played baseball for years and, like many baseball players, had various rituals which I knew were nonsense but somehow helped me focus and stay sane in the right moments says.....yeah, wear the lucky jersey.
In reality, I am sure they won't because I assume spares are available and on their way from Ann Arbor, but I like the thought.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Let It Be Said...||
Let it be said that the Big Ten cares so much about the emotional state of an entire team that it is willing to move a game back a whole twenty minutes so that they have time to dribble a ball for a few minutes before they actually have to play a game on surely abbreviated rest.
Thanks SO much, Commissioner.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Old Problem...||
The old problem with wind storms is still the same problem with wind storms unfortunately - even as the winds are dying out, the last gust will do a few more trees in and....well....as you've now experienced....we get a smaller second wave of trouble.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Without Seeing It...||
Without knowing what circuit you're on (because oddly enough, sometimes this makes a difference due to design scheme and other things), one transformer should only take about 8-10 customers with it (typical average) unless the fault goes back to a fuse and that opens, then the entire street or a few streets might go. Actually, if one transformer failing only took half of a street, that's what should happen. I kind of hate to say the system is designed to fail in a particular way to mitigate outages if possible, but for various reasons, it is.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Chat...||
Hopefully, this means they can play later...can't imagine having their 24 hours and THEN playing a basketball game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I Am Here...||
I almost hate to say this - my part of Romulus did not lose power, although we suffered a lot of tree damage and our circuit did not come out of it totally untouched (parts of my circuit are in fact out, including one street in my sub).
If you haven't reported your outage yet, please do so, or at least try to do so - if you're not getting estimates, it's because quite frankly the damage is still being assessed in a lot of place. There is that much in some spots.
If there is anything to report, or if you have questions, feel free to ask them and I will try to find time to answer them.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Happy 3/9....||
Perhaps they should celebrate with a nice little bowing party on Lanes 3 to 9 at their local bowling alley - indeed, they should hold it between 3 and 9 PM. I bet anywhere from 3 to 9 news outlets would show up to do some interviews which may be of minor interest to the Spartan public in East Lansing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Awwww....||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I Will Say...||
The meals are supposed to be gluten-free, high in protein, and low in sugar. Doesn't sound very good, but hey, he's in pretty good shape.
As a matter of my recovery from my cardiomyopathy, they wanted me to taken a diet not dissimilar to this, and I did and I've kept it for the most part. It isn't so bad really, but that's just opinion
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Air Travel....||
A good 50% of the arrivals board at DTW are showing delayed right now, which sucks for my sister because she was supposed to get back from Emerald City Comic Con this evening and the chances of that happening are increasingly remote right now.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well, At The Moment...||
For those wondering about the hospital, the 40 kV feed from us went down and they are working on it.
It's a world of hurt in my neck of the woods right now - about 400,000 out (less false positives from the automated meters experiencing momentary outages) and slowly increasing.
If you have questions, hit me up on Twitter, although I don't know when I'll have answers.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My Worry...||
The Big Ten cedes momentum and recency bias in the eyes/minds of the selection committee.
I think that's my main worry enxt year no matter how well the tournament goes once it begins. It seems like this set up pushes some teams down lower in the NCAA seeding and it risks putting any bubble team firmly on the outside of the bubble having been out of the news for a week as other conference tournaments are played. This could cost us a couple teams in the tourney and I don't like it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This Right Here...||
I was having the same problem earlier, where it would not recognize the new vote and I cleared out my cache and cookies and that seemed to do it. I also did the same on my work computer so I have now in fact voted twice and it is still 44% even right now on this end.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I Think So...||
I definitely think Detroit could host it and has the capacity to do so well enough, but I don't know that it would ever get the chance anytime soon given how Delany seems to conceive of his own conference. If the criteria of central location is a driving factor at all, Detroit fits that, and there's enough to do in and beyond the city that I think crowds would be satisfied as well. Also, it means that the tournament would be a mere 20 minutes from my house and a 20-minute walk if I happened to be downtown then for a "meeting". Yes, a meeting....
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That GIF...||
That GIF from Zootopia reminds me of all the times I've been to the Secretary Of State on a Monday, not to mention to an exceptionally and annoyingly careful notary public. Point taken, all the same, of course.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||First Incident...||
The first time my parents actually let me take the wheel of a car was probably about age 12 in what was then a brand spanking new 1989 Lumina....until I got my hands on it. My dad decided it would be fun to test me somehow and have be back out of a 200-foot long driveway, so I began my journey on the driveway and ended it about 100 feet later in the middle of my mother's geraniums. Something about checking the rear-view mirror being shouted at me, as I recall. Anyway, further instruction involved moving forward.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
I know the thread which announced that he actually won was up a couple months ago, but yeah, it does seem like we very quickly were consumed by other things and this bit of recognition - well-deserved and appropriate recognition - fell of the radar. This award another reminder of just how great he was when he was here in Ann Arbor, playing everything but associate AD at one point in games.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Probably Well....||
Funnily enough, Nike's deal with Rutgers put it on the bottom of Forbes' 65 Most Valuable College Apparel Contracts based on an article last year, something in the neighborhood of $1.39 million or thereabouts, so this deal is a slight improvement on paper, it seems.
As I recall, the only "not completely P5" school, if you will, was Notre Dame, which of course maintains its weird independence in football. No non-P5 schools were in the top 65.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||My Own View...||
Consider, for a moment, that at the time of the “white-collar” comment, Zak Irvin was the relatively unquestioned go-to guy on the team. Now, Irvin, though still a gifted scorer, has accepted a secondary role as Walton has surged to the forefront.
I think it is in moments like that where the teams sort out who the right leaders in the moment are if indeed they want to have success on any level, and it seems like Michigan has gone through that. Walton just seems like the sort of player you need in that particular moment - a fiery, confident player who is willing to say, "follow me". They have, and as a result, Michigan isn't necessarily in a bad position now.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting...||
Said one team to Edholm, “He might be the type who, maybe he falls (in the draft) and it lights a fire under him. I don’t know. But I need that light on more often, and he didn’t like it when we asked him about that.”
It kind of paints McDowell to be that player that feels he can give whatever effort he pleases and he expects his team to be happy about that. I am going to wager a guess that this won't get him very far in the NFL unless he turns out to be the signle most indispensible player ever, which yeah....no.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Anniversary...||
Let's GIF it out in here...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Good For Him...||
Good for him and well-deserved.
Over the last five games, Walton's eFG% by himself is 52.5%, which really for one player over five games is pretty good. He brings an energy to the team that I don't think many others do though, and that definitely shows. He will definitely be missed after this season.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This Right Here...||
This right here raises an interesting question - how much weight do combine stats really get overall? I imagine some scouts value them more than others, and it could very well be the case that they are mere trivia to some others, but I would love to hear teams talk about this frankly one day just out of my own curiosity on the subject.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This Stat...||
I saw this stat last night actually and it only adds to the things which makes certain aspects of this season so bewildering to me sometimes, but for as much as we can find to gripe about (and rightfully so much of the time, I think), I would like to believe that we can mostly agree that this team was actually quite good when it was all functioning at the same time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||About That...||
Group 10 and 11, which are the defensive backs, finish up tomorrow with timing and skll drills, if I remember the schedule correctly. They are the last group to run through workouts, I think.
The bench press and a couple other things for the DBs were today, which makes sense considering their pre-exams were on Friday. Every group is on a 3-4 day cycle, it seems.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, a small improvement||
Well, a small improvement from last year, I suppose.
Last year was a disaster - it does not take the opinions of 10,000 people for each pick to get a general understanding of why a team sits in a particular seed in the view of those who pretend to know. Just release the bracket and apologize appropriately to the bubble teams that now must contemplate their NIT invites.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 weeks 6 days ago||In That Case...||
Fortunately, we have a large TV in one of our conference areas, and that TV is pretty visible throughout the building, so we'll order some pizza and somehow turn it into a "working" meeting. I will find a way to do this, trust me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ear Worm...||
Now that song is in my head, thanks.
The major problem with it, of course, is that the title is a take on "la petit mort", which is a euphemism for orgasm, so the thoughts that come to mind a not compatible with watching hoops as I am right now.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Done And Done...||
That is quite the spread between Beilein, Painter and the other two, almost as if it was like, "OK, two more need to be in the this round, even if they have no shot at winning.", kind of like the Final Four in some years.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Nick At Nite...||
Nick At Nite was - for a long time before YouTube and other outlets - the only place you could get reruns of SCTV, Fernwood 2 Night and a few other choice programs. I even remember "Get Smart", "The Bob Newhart Show" and many others being on the network for years.
Thanks for bringing back a fond memory there.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Very Few...||
Very few have done it better than Bert Blyleven though....
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Whoops...||
Well, that's one way to learn that all the perceived pageantry of playing football for Alabama and in the SEC still amounts to being - at best - a minor regional celebrity in many cases, much like local newscaters, in a sense. Also, that's one awesome hospital employee - that man truly does deserve a raise for not putting up with Foster's shit.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I Know The Problem...||
I definitely understand the OP's problem here - Sheila E's "Glamorous Life" has been in my head since late Thursday. I know the keyboard portion and tried to play it out of my head, because that sometimes works, but that isn't working right now. It is quite troubling actually.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What The Hell...||
Beilein better arico fact.
Or else what happens if Beilein fails to arico fact? I am confused here.
Sorry, that post hurt my eyes and sensibilities about posting language.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Active At Night...||
If all you had to do at night was whack off to images of Joe Tiller, I suppose you might be only active at night as well....as well as during the odd Notre Dame game because Tiller's teams upset them once or twice.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My Proposal...||
Being about as romantic as a granite deposit, I didn't think through the proposal pretty much at all really, and so it was pretty klutzy and awkward (what proposal in a hotel bathroom isn't?) but fortunately my now wife (of nearly 15 years now), being able to accept me for all the things I am not, didn't mind all that much.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, I actually remember that 538 piece and found it pretty interesting - I realize you were being facetious with your reply, but still you have to admit that Beilein is in some interesting (and not bad by any means) company if you buy into the statistics being presented here.
If we want to frame it in terms of expectations, then I would say that - on this board - tournament expectations are pretty guarded and conservatively stated for the most part, but that's sort of what makes these numbers interesting really.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, But...||
Yeah, this is all fine and dandy until they whip out the dreaded "benchmarking study" though, wherein they will compare what you and your group does to totally dissimilar group across companies in the same business and then attempt to draw conclusions from that. That's when you find them suggesting that some should be paid pennies where once there were dollars.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Already Covered...||
We're in substantial debt apparently?
One of the awesome things about this place is that we're engaged enough that we even take a keen interest in the department's balance sheet.
This was discussed at great length just the other day.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Question Then...||
Before things go too far astray in this thread, would we rather have the overall and the Michigan-specific combine threads, because I'll be honest, that makes sense to me - I think that caters to everyone so long as the OPs of each update them in a timely fashion. Let me know where we're at with this.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||For Now....||
For a few reasons on this end, this Friday might be filled with a couple controversies, so right now, my current outlook is this:
Hopefully, the outlook improves later.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not Even Close...||
In June and July, there have been points in my time here as a lurker and then active user - nearly 9 years in total - where there has been 14-16 hours between new threads, driven in part by the uncertainty surrounding whether or not you should personally be involved in - and post a thread regarding - expressing your dog's anal glands.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting...||
Harbaugh's experienced the NFL draft process as a prospect, a college coach and an NFL coach. He's been in the room when those crazy questions get asked and he knows what the desired answers are. He knows what teams want to see, what they don't want to see and how they want to see it as well as any college coach in America.
That's an interesting point - you not only have a coach that is good at developing players when they are in college, but knows the process all the way up to the day of the draft as well - personally too. We say this quite a bit about Jim Harbaugh, but I can't think of a lot of coaches that can say that, and yes, I only see benefits from that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Mark Huyge...||
Is he still at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory on campus as an assistant? I think he might be, but I could be wrong. Either way, your point stands - he seemed pretty nerdy, but delightfully so, and that comes from a fellow nerd even though I wasn't in the Naval Architecture program.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Very Nice...||
As the OP mentions, at least Mike Hart is back in the conference again, eh? It also seems like a definite step up, which is of course the idea as a position coach, I would think.
Best of luck to him at Indiana.Would like to see the MSU reply to this hire myself, as apparently others do.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||My Two Cents...||
See, I think you can hire Jim Harbaugh and not completely concede the things that Mandel is apparently saying that we have, so the statement seems like a bit of an overreach to me. It was the right hire at the right moment to resurrect a program on the verge of protracted irrelevance, and I don't think allowing Harbaugh to build the program in the manner in which he wants is "selling your soul", but rather "finding someone who can build a winner and letting them win their way". Not something Michigan has always been good at as a fanbase and culture, but hardly what Mandel is describing.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry To Hear...||
Extremely sorry to hear all this, Cali Wolverine. All of us here will keep your family in our thoughts. Deepest sympathies to you and your family, and stay strong. The MGoCommunity is at your disposal.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That Phrase...||
I must admit that I too have never seen this phrase, if you can call it that, deployed except when the commenter was being quite sarcastic. This thread is the first time I've seen it used in earnest, and cute photos of the newest Harbaugh aside, such usage feels weird.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I Have A Question Then...||
I guess I have to ask because now I am curious - what does the OP believe to be a "bust" in the NFL? I ask because I can think of a lot of Wolverines that were in the NFL for mere moments in grand scheme, and while I don't consider all of them busts - mainly because not all of them were hyped to the hilt, if you will - I am curious to know where the line is here.
David Terrell, for example, was a 1st round pick and in my opinion didn't quite live up to first round pick expectations.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Eldon Avenue...||
He was the plant manager at the Eldon Avenue Axle Plant for Chrysler, as I recall, and that is only a short walk from our Lynch Road facility for the gas side of the business. He was also the director of the Michigan Department Of Labor too, and I think he was also on the Pittsburgh Steelers broadcasts for a time as well. Clearly, someone who did a bit of everything in a way few others have.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||About This...||
It might just be me, but when all of this broke, the first opinion I typically am interested in is that of leadership, or in the case of football, the head coach. It just seems like any statement from Dantonio which is this delayed seems awkward and insufficient, but given how serious all this is, I would doubt that the school and the athletic department are going to allow him to do more than make a "vanilla statement", as someone put it. His frank feelings on the matter may very well never be known.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We Bought Some...||
We get ours direct from New Palace in Hamtramck - each year, someone volunteers to run down there and stand in line for us, although it helps that we have people who have to pass through the city to get to our office, so we typically encourage them to volunteer before any of us do.
All the same, the PB&J one they introduced this year was very good indeed. I would recommend it.
It is also that one day of the year where it is good to remind people that it is grammatically impossible to eat one paczki.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Various Jobs...||
I actually did a bit of everything from working landscaping jobs for a company that did a lot of work in Barton Hills, of all places, to building student databases for schools (my mother was the one that helped me get that particular gig via Wayne County RESA). The latter was nice because I was paid decently and I could do it from my room when I was not in class as well as throughout the summer - telecommuting before it was a thing on the scale it is now (mid-90s).
I also worked a bit as a delivery driver for a florist. Trying to keep flowers looking fresh and undamaged on a run from Ann Arbor to Sterling Heights was an....interesting experience, especially in 696 traffic.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting...||
In other words, the university as a whole ultimately backs the bonds, but the athletic department has to convince the administration that it can pay off the spending without trouble. And that's been working.
It is statements like these which serve as a good reminder that we need to be a bit careful about describing just how independent the athletic department ultimately is from its "parent", if you will. As the article mentions and lays out well, major hiccups would ultimately affect both when payments came due.
Very interesting read on the debt of the athletic department. Thanks for sharing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Although...||
Although I have been to the NAIAS many time in my life (and every year while my dad still worked at GM), this year was the first year that we took the kids to it and they had fun, my son in particular, as he seems interested in being the next in a long line of motorheads. He has sensory difficulties so we tend to shy away from larger events sometimes, but he handled himself fairly well since he was distracted by cars.
I do enjoy these threads, incientally.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||About This...||
I don't have numbers because I've never done the breakdown, but it would be interesting to do a comparison over the last 10-15 years of OT / OG recruiting from volume standpoint as well as a development (i.e., where players ended up playing regularly, if they were in rotation) and chart the result. I have a feeling that this is probably what happens, but I could be off as always.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Considering...||
Considering that, per an article I read earlier, the average SpaceX launch is about a $57 million proposition, I am willing to bet that private citizens that wish to fly around the Moon are going to pay something in the 7-figure range. I could be wrong, but I have to think that they try to recover a little of that launch cost.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I Know...||
Actually, I am half-surprised he didn't start this thread himself, given that he does follow Michigan athletics and beyond right down to knowing who is on the signout sheet for the projectors in Weidenbach Hall.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||For Some Reason...||
For some reason, I am reminded of the voting shenanigans in the Blackadder episode "Dish And Dishonesty" here, given the reported statistics -
"First thing I can tell you is that the voter turnout has been very good. As a matter of fact, the voter turned out before breakfast."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I Couldn't Wear Them...||
I couldn't wear them for that reason - the majority of the wear on my shoes is classic for people who overpronate - heel and forefoot wear - so those shoes would probably kill my feet. On the upside, I am proud of my extremely flexible feet, a feature which is fairly common in those who overpronate as well.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Purdue...||
Purdue is among the least offensive members of the conference - I don't know that I've ever had a single problem with them honestly....aside from a momentary bout of frustration when they beat us in hoops, but that's every team. Of course, some teams far more than others, but point being Purdue is way down the list when it comes to such things.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Very Well...||
It is one of the last spoken lines in this sketch:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I Have One...||
I would want to have Mario Impemba's job just to see how much snark I can throw in Rod Allen's direction before he snaps and leaves the broadcast, then I could get someone that I could actually talk to about baseball.