|11 weeks 2 days ago||Non-coaches||
We should hire three foreign MIT grads that have never heard of football as co-head coaches, give them a rule book, and see what happens. At least we'd see some innovation, and they would be smart enough to throw a bubble screen on 3rd and 3 when the corners are 15 yards off the LOS.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Dymonte||
I was wondering the same thing. Usually when a hyped recruit gets no mentions in fall practice as a sophomore, a transfer announcement is imminent.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||James||
I assume James Rodriguez is not playing either? Is he even there?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Alumni club of greater Boston||
Has updates on game watch sites, tickets, buses to games (such as UConn), etc.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||'Decisions' sign above||
I can't tell if that is a joke or not. It looks like one of those optical illusion things that, at-a-glance, tricks you into reading "Honestly, treat women with no respect. Drugs. Stealing. Weapons."
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Other hit||
I thought the Ross (was it Ross?) hit on Colter was similar but even better, though they got a first down on the play. Someone should GIF that.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||It makes sense (whether or not it is true)||
Staying an extra year in college does not help your draft stock. If you intend to be a professional athlete, it makes sense to start earning as early as possible because your productive years are obviously limited. He's not going to be 6'6" in two years, so he might as well start now.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Puns||
I haven't read this many good puns since Nutt replaced Dick with Johnson for the Hogs.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Detroit, Oregon||
Search 'South Detroit' on Wikipedia and it returns 'Downriver.' I believe Wolverine318 to be correct.
Alternatively, it could be the Detroit in Oregon. Per Wikipedia (again), all the Journey dudes seem to be northern Californians / San Franciscans with no connection to the midwest (save one guy who was born in Chicago and moved west later). Detroit, OR is closer to San Fran that Detroit, MI, so maybe that's what they meant.
Finally, there is a borough of Quezon City in the Philippines called Detroit. Several of the members of Journey are of Philippino descent, so that, too, could be it.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||so is Hagelin less than 100%||
so is Hagelin less than 100% tonight?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||EU3||
Steam has a sale on that every few weeks. I recently got all of the expansions (except for the newest one) for < $10.
It's decent, but more of a world simulator than a game. You just kind of do stuff and see what happens. You can't really take over the world and kill everybody like in, for example, Civilization.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||They are still in terrible||
They are still in terrible shape, of course, but at least there is A PLAN. The budget is getting balanced (by harsh but necessary means), schools are being consolidated, and federal stimulus funds are being invested the the district. It will be better to have fewer schools with more students if it enables the district to provide a safe environment for teachers and students (and working clocks, plumbing, etc.). If Bobb's plan can at least lead to financial stability for the district, economics will take care of some of the overcrowding issues in the long term.
These aren't immediate solutions, but the steps being taken are aligned with the consolidation of the city itself, which is a positive sign because it demostrates communication among different departments in the city government. This is in contrast to the prior administrations where nobody - the public and the administrators - knew what was going on. Also, current developments are happening under the watch of federal and state governments and the general public, which will stem some of the corruption that led to the current state of affairs.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I was being sarcastic about||
I was being sarcastic about the commercial, but not the renaissance. At the very least, I think rock bottom is behind us. The big three are paying dividends and giving raises, buildings are being renovated, the school systems seem to be making positive progress, the presence of the entertainment industry is growing, property value decline has tapered off, and Kwame is in jail.
Also: The Lions look like a playoff team for next year (if there is a next year) and the Tigers should win the central.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Surely that Chrysler||
Surely that Chrysler commercial with Eminem will be the catalyst to restore Detroit to greatness. We are on the cusp of a renaissance.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I think it would be a good||
I think it would be a good way to launder money to pay players. If I were rich, I'd have a go at it.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||There currently IS NOT||
There currently IS NOT a riot in East Lansing.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||All the more reason to do it||
All the more reason to do it NOW. If we can get Jamaican and Brazilian pipelines, and some O-lineman and backers from Oz (with a little help from Russell Crowe) we can reap the on-field benefits and spread our brand across the world.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Just to clarify, I was||
Just to clarify, I was mentally excluding Canada. It's basically the 51st state.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||But at certain positions,||
But at certain positions, athleticism is so much more important than experience.
Also, we just beat State. Nice.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Forecast: Partly crashy||
Partly crashy during the evening giving way to heavy system crashes after midnight. Cold. System crashes light and variable. Chance of system crashes 40%.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||My PC got destroyed by a||
My PC got destroyed by a virus on Saturday morning. At the time, I had not opened any local programs and had only visited this site, weather.com, and amazon.com. The virus was a very obviously fake anti-virus tool that took everything over; I couldn't open any programs, not even notepad, so I couldn't run any scans or even restore my backup image (That was my ultimate solution, but I needed to boot from a repair disc).
If there's anything I did to enable it to execute, I don't know what it was. FWIW, I was using Chrome at the time and didn't get any warnings.
In conclusion, back up your systems regularly.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Ice cream man - van||
Ice cream man - van halen
the ocean - led zep
bold as love - hendrix
|3 years 49 weeks ago||The Puppetmaster?||
It is common in history / fiction to have a character to maintain a position of apparently modest power through multiple regime changes when more prominent figures are being exiled or beheaded or whatever. I present this as an analogy to Fred Jackson.
Could it be that Fred Jackson is the U of M puppetmaster, pulling the strings from the shadows whilst bigger names take the fall?
Dave Brandon should write a book called: "Yes I Can... If Fred Jackson Says it's OK."
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Designed running plays||
I noticed while watching some of the recruiting / transfer / coaching-search interludes (aka "games") that he often had the most running room when he dropped back to pass in earnest.
Thus, I think that the best option for conserving his health - and the one that would yield the most YPC - would be very few designed runs and lots of actual passing plays with a run option.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||That may not be true anymore|
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I think it was the fake one,||
I think it was the fake one, then. She had replies from other newspaper people, so I assumed it was her.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Angelique Chengelis||
Tweeted "gruden to michigan has legs, les miles still frontrunner, dick jauron darkhorse." or something like that.
I know this isn't the thread topic, but I don't know where to put anything anymore.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||None of this matters until||
None of this matters until signing day. If we can get a NAME coach in the next few days, we have a good shot at getting Frost and Lyons. Here's hoping Gruden is sick of the worldwide leader.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Panic mode?||
More like critical condition. And not the fake critical condition where they say "critical" but really mean "bad, but likely to survive" but like 50/50 that the program will die and be reborn as a Purdue analogue (if that hasn't already happened).
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Summary||
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Wondered the same thing||
I thought maybe "coaching change." Dunno though.
|4 years 17 hours ago||Harbaugh To Coach T-Ball in Latin America||
The best friend of the brother-in-law of the former University of San Diego AD knows the sister of one of the organizers of the under-10 girls T-Ball league in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Supposedly, he's already agreed to a 3-year deal worth $3.5M quetzals, plus .08% (pre-tax) of the region's cobalt exports and a thatch-roofed hut.
|4 years 1 day ago||Google street view||
Most of Juarez is on Google street view. It's kind of interesting to look around, if anyone is bored at work.
|4 years 2 days ago||There is no link||
He said it live on NFL Countdown.
|4 years 3 days ago||Sounds like he hasn't changed||
I'd vote for him for president.
|4 years 1 week ago||Can he lock down his man||
Can he lock down his man while 15 yards off the line of scrimmage on 3rd and 6? Can he Greg Robinson? CAN HE?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||You have to wait for us to guess||
I was going to say Manny Harris.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||We should move him to CB||
In fact, we should move EVERYONE to CB, as a matter of course, then start moving them back to other positions if they don't perform.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Yeah, but we could run up the||
Yeah, but we could run up the score and still lose.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I don't want to pile on, but||
what the hell. My particular favorite coaching decisions were the 3 or 4 3rd down plays where they needed about 4 yards and our DBs were playing off between 7 and 12 yards. They could run a slant whichever way they wanted, or have the guy being covered by the safety run a 7 yard stop.
I understand not wanting to give up the big play, but giving up TDs on 10 play, 8 minute scoring drives is no better. You might as well sell-out and try to stop them on 3rd down. If they make a big play, at least we get to watch Denard instead of our "defense."
|4 years 8 weeks ago||On stopping DENARD:||
We can't, we just can't panic when he makes big plays. (paraphrased, but that's what he said).
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Eastpointe||
For those too young to remember: Eastpointe was East Detroit until 1992 when they changed their name to dissociate themselves with the real Detroit.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Touissant||
He has to be the most snake-bit person in the history of people. It seems like he could be good if he weren't made of papier mache, or graham crackers, or whatever.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I was presenting the argument||
I was presenting the argument for doing it all the time or very often, ergo no surprises. If it were 3 out of 10 or something, it's hard to say if it would be a surprise or not. Maybe adding the expectation would also improve the expected field position (defense) of a normal kick. Too many permutations.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Also||
The worse the kicker, the worse the starting field position on a regular kickoff, and presumably the worse the chance of onside recovery. Unless we have idiot-savant kickers.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Greg Robinson||
The beginning of the post - the part about always rushing three - seems to advocate the 'Greg Robinson sucks' theory (which I espouse), while the last paragraph blames talent deficiency.
Can't we agree that Greg Robinson sucks at least a little? We don't have the best talent, but we don't have the absolute worst, either. I wish he would change his last name to something less awesome.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Too conservative||
I would guess many coaches are aware of, for example, the predicted advantage of going for it on 4th more often. But if they take an unconventional approach and lose, they are blamed (more than usual) for the loss. Even if they would be better off in the long run as predicted by the statistics, they might not be around to take advantage of the long run if too many "risks" don't go their way.
Also, the coaches that might be most willing to take perceived chances are the coaches with job security, but coaches with job security have good teams, and good teams are justifiably risk averse (see: Tresselball).
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Thank you||
for the info. That is cleverly done.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||database||
mathlete, can you describe the structure and contents of your database, and how you went about compiling the data? Thanks.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||If the screen is big and||
If the screen is big and bright enough, we won't need (other) lights.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||MGoUser mdoc||
I imagine he would be quite honored to receive a cease & desist order (as would I be were it my creation). Regardless, props to him for the video.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||You are a concussion zealot||
Players know the risks and accept them; always have, always will. Just like auto racing, hockey, rugby, whatever. We can't wrap everyone in cotton wool and store them in padded boxes.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Transfer board||
MGoBlog needs a transfer board resource, similar to the recruiting board. Maybe it could be updated every Tuesday, after the requisite Monday transfer announcement(s).
Perhaps it can also say: 'Michigan has X transfers for the season, Y scholarship athletes remaining, and Z scholarships available.'
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Song of Ice and Fire||
I've read it (George RR Martin) and it's damn good. Football is good, too.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||We're very important. We have||
We're very important. We have many leather-bound books and our [classrooms] smell of rich mahogany.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Reverse Mirror||
How can ESPN2 carry the reverse mirror of 2 different 3:30 games (as it says at the bottom of the map) when there are 3 total games?
Does blue get yellow on ESPN2, and yellow get blue? If so, which game does green get?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||"dtr"||
I don't think I've ever seen anyone abbreviate the word 'daughter.'
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Cox||
I've read so many of these I can't cite the source, but I've heard other players saying Cox was the most talented of the bunch. Given his lack of recruiting hype and modest PT, I've always thought of him as a low-ceiling type (and a bivouac model).
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Gardner||
He seems to throw an effortless deep ball.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Condensed version||
"... 7-5 ... ."
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Carbon fiber||
Why not make real carbon fiber helmets? I think it would be a good recruiting pitch if you could say 'our helmets cost $5k each.' Also, they would be light and less likely to break necks.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Fairly common||
A lot of those massive MLB contracts have tons of deferred money (for many, the deferred money is even interest-free, so the contracts are slightly less huge than they appear).
I think I remember hearing that A-Rod's original 10yr / $255M deal had deferred payments for 15 or 20 years after the end of the contract.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I could watch that all day||
I could watch that all day and not get bored.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Jack of all trades (master of none?)||
If this is true, Grady will have played PG, WR, RB, and CB. What's next? Can he skate?
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Maybe what he means is||
Reliable source: 'Forcier, Gardner, Kennedy to transfer.'
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Rumors||
This doesn't mean he's not transferring, it just means he's not transferring YET.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Tomorrow's presser||
Reporter: Is it true that Tate is transferring?
Coach Rod: I'll talk about guys that play for Michigan.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Rich Rod||
The camel that is his tenure, burdened with yet another straw.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||100 foot HD||
We should get a 100 foot HD screen with pixel density similar to a computer monitor. Based on a 22" monitor @ 1920x1200, that would give us an approximate resolution of 14,180 x 8863.
We'd need to a pretty good video card, too, and something to upscale 480i to 8863p.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Crawford||
Sounds like Rich Rod should use the 'Campus Lifestyle' and 'Program Tradition' pitches when talking to Crawford on the phone, and perhaps a campus tour and a look at the trophy room when on his official.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Whoah||
This is interesting. Hopefully the program has improved enough by then to make it a game. Win or lose, though, it'll be more of an event than a game against another MAC team.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||We need a true freshman* to light it up||
And that is precisely what I was hoping for. Maybe it is unrealistic, but it's also unrealistic to win 9 games (which I'm also hoping for) playing nothing but soft zones b/c of overmatched DBs.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Floyd improved, and if he's the best we've got he should be on the field. I would just be more confident if a young player seized the job and he could be a nickel or dime package CB instead of a starter.
*or redshirt freshman, i.e. Turner.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||You are right||
But I consider news hyping JT Floyd to be bad / indifferent. Said reports are basically saying, 'this guy that (apparently) lacks the physical tools to be a Big Ten corner - but is still the 2nd best on the team - has improved somewhat in the offseason.'
Hopefully he can hold his own this year, or we're screwed.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Surprising||
Given that this year, if you can walk across the field without falling down, you can start at cornerback for us.
I keep hoping for some good news in re the CB situation (like that we have more than 1.5 that can play), and I never get any.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||beta||
Maybe Bryce Brown was the beta and Seantrel the release-to-manufacturing.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Not stealing||
You can't copyright news (only your specific presentation of it), and you sure as hell can't copyright someone else's quote. Ergo, it's not stealing. A paywall is a revenue generation scheme, not a legal form of copyright protection.
edit: supposed to be a reply to an earlier comment. not sure how it ended up down here.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||App State||
You mean that time we lost to Application State?
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Pronunciation||
I know some members of a well-to-do Long Island family with that surname. Dunno if there's any relation, but they pronounce it like 'why-ner,' FWIW. Not that that makes it a whole lot better.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Canon EOS Rebel T2i||
Just got one, myself. It's about $850 on Amazon, but it's by far the best entry-level dslr.
Canon powershots are generally accepted to be as good as it gets for point-and-shoot cameras, so if you aren't happy with the picture quality, you probably will have to move up to a dslr.
There are some hybrid options from Samsung & Panasonic in the $600 range, but IMO if you are going to go there, you might as well get something way better for a little bit more.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||US Open||
Berman's broadcast for ESPN's US Open (golf) coverage drove me crazy. He can't go 5 seconds without making some obvious and lame pun and thinking it's the cleverest thing in the world.
Also, he can't say anything in a normal voice; everything is almost yelling. This is annoying all the time, but particularly inappropriate for a golf telecast.
I respect what he's done, and he generally knows his stuff, but it's time to come up with some new schtick (preferably none) or ride off into the sunset.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Agreed||
As mainstream journalism trends more and more toward the sensational, you have to wonder where it will end.
Can a misleading headline be considered libel? We need some big lawsuits to get accredited news organizations back on the straight-and-narrow.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I think this misses the mark||
If the brain damage was a contributing factor to Henry's behavior, maybe it had 1% influence and the other 99% were: growing up in a troubled environement, being given lots of money and freedom at a young age, not being held accountable for his actions, lacking a reliable support structure, hanging out with other destructive individuals (see: the girl driving the truck while he was in the back).
Where is the "Substance abuse, violence, erratic and unpredictable behavior" from Troy Aikman and Merrill Hoge?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Re: Soccer||
Should we lament the fact that he gave up on soccer and won't become the first great US striker and dominate in the '14 world cup? No? OK.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Great victory||
Extremely satisfying, in a "now I don't have to be
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Completely different||
When a foreigner refers to the US as America, that is inarguably ok. The whole point is that, when an American says it, it comes across as smug.
An analogy: complementing yourself is boasting, but someone else complementing you is unremarkable. In that analogy, claiming sole ownership of the entity "America" is boastful, even if non-americans do the same.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Projected wins based on simple linear regression||
Next year will be tough, but we are going to be really good beginning in 2013.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Vuvuzelas||
Instructions for filtering the vuvuzela frequency from the broadcast:
Anyone willing / able to try it?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Those things suck||
You can't hear the cheers or gasps or chants, it's just 90 minutes of constant droning noise. It's like having no crowd at all. I think they are significantly detracting from the atmosphere of the world cup.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Poaching their players||
Per the article:
"But schools with an interest in a USC junior or senior ARE allowed to initiate contact with the player, Osburn said."
I was suprised to the point of wondering whether that was a typo. Ordinarily, encouraging a player already at another school to transfer is about the worst violation you can commit.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hexadecimal||
If I'm not mistaken, 16 in hexadecimal is 10, so the Big 10 can keep the logo (sans the '11' silhouette) and claim it's hex.
edit: err, they'd have to change Ten to 10.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||And Seantrel Henderson||
(not that he would have come to umich).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||It's just one player||
And if RR is furious, he should focus that fury on actually winning some games, otherwise he'll be lucky to get a job at whatever JUCO DD applied to.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||NCAA||
Selig should ask the NCAA what they would do in this situation, then do the opposite.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||worst pun ever||
I like your enthusiasm, but seriously.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Those are both solid puns||
I don't know why they upset you.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Agreed||
Got it today, early impressions: awesome.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Delonte West||
Did Favre sleep with Lebron's mom before, after, or at-the-same-time-as Delonte West?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Club sports questions||
Do we offer scholarships or preferred admissions to athletes for non-varsity sports? And does the NCAA have any authority to regulate non-varsity sports?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Tiger||
2000 Open by 15. Nothing else comes close.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Here:||
+ > < -
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Metal Gear Solid IV||
Easily the best game for ps3. Also, MLB the Show is much better than the 2k baseball game, Hot Shots Golf is good (cartoony, but better ball physics than the TW games). I think the PS3 Formula 1 game is one of the best racing games ever if you're into racing (and if you can find it).
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I don't disagree||
But if that is a realistic result, would not Rich Rod's firing be a consequence of such a finish, and thus an equally realistic result?
I have high expectations AND I expect to be disappointed.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||5th place in the big ten||
I know this isn't the main point of your post, but I would most definitely NOT be happy with 5th place in the Big Ten next year (if that is the same as "#5 picked team for the Big 10's bowls").
|4 years 34 weeks ago||excellent||
Deanthony, listen to your friend Billy Zane; he's a cool dude.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||And what about||
goldenrod, saffron, and canary?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Agreed||
I was at that game. That play was practically the first time penn state got positive yardage and the tight end got positively lit up.
If I'm not mistaken, that hit ended both players' careers. Daydrian Taylor is a folk hero.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||It is a farily common practice||
If it were happening, that would be a testament to the popularity and cachet of mgoblog.
But, again, I'm not saying it's certain, or even likely, and I'm not singling out this post (much less this poster). But occasionally I get the feeling I'm the target of a marketing effort, and every time that happens on this site, it is in a post about an EA game.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Yes to dry delivery, no to joking.||
I like video games as much as the next guy, I just think some of these posts are presented like promotional material.
Not that it's a big deal either way.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||EA marketing?||
There have been more than a few posts related to EA games on this site that have the distinct feel of marketing. I don't inted to besmirch the name of a distinguished poster like Geaux_Blue, but I think some suspicion is warranted. Madden has a tenuous relevance to this site, and NCAA Football an obvious one, but there was a Gears of War 3 post a while back (EA publishes the products of developer Epic Games) that was similarly suspicious.
Also, Madden has been basically the same since they introduced Franchise mode for the first time on N64.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Is that a better gig||
than US national team head coach? Or has he come down in the world since being offered that gig?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Last I heard||
he had not hired an agent. The newspaper headline was something like "Manny: No agent, but no turning back." Haven't seen any official updates since.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I got a reply deleted for||
defaming Jimmy Clausen's character (by facetiously questioning his sexuality). Granted, that's not terribly mature on my part, but that is a pretty common pastime around here.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Congratulations||
One of my favorite M players ever and the closest thing I've seen to a one-man defense. Here's to eating QB's faces and double-digit pro-bowls.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Being a basketball prospect...||
...receipt of a U of M scholarship offer virtually guarantees he will attend some other institution.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Hitting the post||
I love the sound of a well-rung post. Best sound in all of sports.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Steve Threet||
Of all the quarterbacks that have taken snaps since RR got here, I think Threet has been the best at running the zone read. Hopefully DRob can change that.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I live in Massachusetts||
And it's a state law that everyone has to have health insurance. The state government must have found a legal precedent to enable the passage of this law, so it follows that other government institutions (i.e. a state university) would have a legal basis for that requirement should it ever be challenged in court.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Yeah, kind of. (meant to be reply to next comment)||
Naturally, I think we are a top 5 program in both sports, but it's been a while since we proved it.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Making An Argument v. Bashing||
Amani is making an argument here. At this point, it is easier to support his statements than refute them. Rich Rod's offense hasn't worked in the B10 (so far) and he hasn't maximized the talent on the team (so far). Can't really judge the pro-prospect point until some of Rich Rod's guys are eligible for the draft.
"Bashing" someone would be presenting an indefensible criticism, i.e. "Rich Rod is a douchebag."
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I like your enthusiasm||
But I wouldn't say Dontrelle is "dominating." Also, it is illegal to criticize Granderson.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Net neutrality||
I'd prefer the end of net neutrality to the end of "unlimited" data plans. It will probably wind up being both, though.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Da'Sean Butler||
I think this is the Da'Sean Butler quote Brian refers to above (from a Rick Reilly article about Huggins):
'"The first time I heard he was coming," remembers West Virginia's best player, Da'Sean Butler, "I was like, 'I'm getting ready to go to Michigan.' But I'm glad I didn't leave. It's been great. I'd be doing all kind of nothing right now."'
(But that was before Huggins tried to make out with him on national TV).
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Riot website||
I think I got this link from this blog a while back. It still makes me laugh:
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Sarcasm||
Was my sarcasm not obvious enough? Jeez.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||No problem||
I'd like to have him, but we are so deep and talented at corner - and in the defensive backfield, in general - that it really doesn't matter.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Fair enough||
If all that is true, then Pearson's loyalty must be rewarded.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I share your concern||
Don't know why you hate Blasi, though (the events of last Sunday notwithstanding). He is young and obviously a good coach / program builder.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Kind of sad...||
...that Vincent Smith comes to mind as our most important player.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||The Call||
It was a terrible call - all the worse when contrasted with Miami's second goal that could'be been blown dead but wasn't - but it was just one play. When the whole Thierry-Henry-handball-goal-against-Ireland thing was going on, I remember thinking, "if they were up 3-0, it wouldn't have mattered."
Similarly, we could have scored before and we could have scored after, or we could have won 5-2 in regulation. I'm not backing the ref here, but in the interest of philosophical consistency, I personally have made an effort to be understanding.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Yes||
We're still MILES better than the mid-90s thru mid-00s teams. We are (potentially) competitive every year, at least for the division crown.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Demar Dorsey||
It was probably him; he must have been just itching to commit a crime of some sort. (just kidding).
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more...||
...that hockey is always the most intense. (And, hence, the most devastating if/when we lose). I don't know if it's the nature of the sport, or the fact that our hockey team is actually competitive, but every year this hurts even worse than the almost-inevitable, non-conference loss in football.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||This is intense||
My hands are shaking.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Is that a joke?||
If so, it's pretty funny. If not, you are pretty strange.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||ND||
No Definition = Radio.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Word||
My heart rate jumped about 30 bpms before I calmed down and read the post. With M football lately, I feared the worst.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Wabigamaang||
Bemidji State? More like Wabigamaang ("at the lake channel/narrows") State.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Gotta start Hogan||
Good run for Hunwick, but if Hogan is healthy he is the better option. Just don't tell the defense who is in goal.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Thursday night games||
I don't have a problem with a night game, but it better not lead to us becoming West Virginia / Louisville / Whoever and playing any old time - like Thursdays - so we can get on TV.
Also, maybe this is not the best time for another break from tradition, given all of the other recent breaks from tradition (most notably: winning).
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Job interviews||
He better not wear short sleeves for any future job interviews. That kind of goes without saying, but a skull tattoo on the forearm makes it doubly important.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Best of all time:||
1. Dylan, 2. Dylan, 3. Dylan, 4. Dylan, and 5. Dylan.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Nice||
Hopefully the hockey team will be the one to step up, win the tourney, and symbolically end this nightmare of a year.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||score||
What's the count? I can't even get a score.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Manny's last game?||
Hope not. Think so.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||What about Siberian poachers?||
Not natural, granted, but alarmingly effective.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Goes without saying||
The only question is whether it comes out. Calipari is dirty, dirty, dirty (nobody is that charismatic).
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Embarrassing||
This is an effing joke. And next year is going to be even worse.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Team plane||
If some rich alum would pony up for a team plane for game travel, I think that would make a good recruiting tool. If they got an Antonov 225 they could even scrimmage on the flight.
Actually, I don't know what the team does now. Do they team take a bus to places like Wisky and Minny and PSU? Or fly coach?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||converted safeties||
After a few more recruiting classes, every one of our defensive players is going to be a converted safety. Hopefully Greg Robinson can continue to come up with nonsensical position names that mask that fact.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Good stuff||
I remember leo from his days on screen savers.
And have you seen something funnier today that wasn't re: networking? If so, please share.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Cheerleader||
Did you see the part where they said something to the effect of "Gene Simmons head a special relationship with the captain of the cheerleading team..." and kind of left it at that? Was there some salacious subtext to that bit of info?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Getzlaf||
is similar to Nash in that you might think they are big and slow, but really they have plenty of speed and puck skills.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Buie||
Can someone provide a phonetic spelling of this name? I've seen it before and would like to know how to pronounce it.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||what's the big deal?||
Aside from the questionable first sentence, nothing in that quote is inaccurate or particularly incendiary. That second paragraph is spot-on; he's not saying fire Rich Rod, he's saying do what needs to be done to win (granted, he's probably implying fire Rich Rod).
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I agree with the original post||
They could fold the basketball program and I wouldn't really care. This is an alarming state of mind, but there's no sense in denying it.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Hilary Duff||
I would never judge a woman solely by her appearance, but she's not even among the top 10 Disney mini-babes of the decade. This is more a compliment to Disney casting than a knock on her.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Defending his family||
I thought the most sincere part was when he said (paraphrasing) "leave my family alone." Good to know he's not going to become a complete p___y.
The buddhism thing was kind of off-putting.
I just want him to get back on the course. I don't regularly watch 9 innings of baseball, so golf is what gets me through the post-NHL/NBA pre-CFB time period. It's just not the same without TW out there.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Story||
Can someone provide a recap of the story? The version I heard involved the phrase "Who's the bomb in Ann Arbor?"
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Craig Roh||
Whether or not it really is, I don't think his nickname should be "Death." Maybe "Savile," "Your boat," or "Skid" would be more family-friendly.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Book recommendation||
This is the book I learned from:
C++ Primer Plus (5th Edition) by Stephen Prata
(~$30 on Amazon). It's the only one I ever read, so I can't speak to its relative quality, but it was very helpful to me (a noob). A lot is probably redundant if you already are conversant in c#, but I don't think there's any way around that.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Can't get any worse||
If our D only gives up like 35 a game in big ten play next year, this guy will look like a genius.
Also, from the comments above: "...less uninspiring..." and "...immediately continue...." Confusing.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Last year at this time||
I thought Ricardo was the coolest dude ever because he was already a Michigan man as a high school junior in Florida. Then he kind of fell off the recruiting map and I forgot how awesome he is. It's good to be reminded, and I won't forget again.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Yardbarker?||
Also, what's with the Yardbarker/Foxsports thing at the top? Was that there yesterday?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||The year that hope died...||
...and the losses stopped hurting.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||True, but...||
Are there ANY frosh or sophs that seem likely to become elite-level talents (as Graham, at least, was)? I would say "no," or "maybe" at best.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Same as Rich Rod||
I don't know if he's ever said so explicitly, but others have said for him that he needs guys that "fit his system." And yet, the only good players are guys that he didn't recruit (or in Manny's case, didn't exclusively recruit).
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Also torn:||
|4 years 48 weeks ago||walk-ons?||
Maybe two walk-ons are getting schollies? Leach and Kovacs?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||in the clancy novels||
jack ryan's son is also named jack.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Feminine hygiene procedure||
"Rachael wasn't feeling very fresh, so she used her Summer's Eve Kit and kiffined before her big date with Tiger Woods."
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Other Onion gems (all text)|
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Why the vitriol?||
As one of the best players in U of M history, I would think the attitude here would be generally more favorable toward Braylon. Rich Rod has accomplished less-than-nothing.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no Rich Rod hater and am in favor of program solidarity for both current players and alums, at least overtly, but jeez. Braylon should be above reproach from our fans.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Jalen Rose||
(referring to Blake Griffin being surrounded by Dora the Explorer dolls at Clippers' practice)
"They need to send some of those Dora... situations to my daughters."
|5 years 5 days ago||Steve Morrison||
Don't know if he'd be any good, but a former M linebacker now d-coordinator (and former linebackers coach) at Western.
|5 years 5 days ago||disk image||
I think (emphasize uncertainty) that if you can create the image - that is, the aforementioned programs don't report a fatal error while creating the image - it will be functional when restored to the new drive.
|5 years 5 days ago||program recovery||
Is your corrupt drive good enough to create a disk image? (If you can get files off it, it may well be). If so, I would recommend trying to make an image of the old drive using a program like Casper or Macrium Reflect (both with a free trial period good enough for a one-off image creation). You can then restore the image to your new HDD and boot from there (and maybe fix corrupt sectors with chkdisk /f). Restoring the image means you wouldn't have to reinstall your software, etc.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||chris rock said||
a man is as faithful as his options (and tw has many). let the dude play golf.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||We don't know what happened.||
We don't know what happened. Maybe he was just plugging in his phone charger and hit the hydrant, then lost control and hit the tree. Also, all the rich men in the world that he makes money for need to call the cops and the media and tell them to forget this ever happened.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||The header says "no pun||
The header says "no pun intended." What is the pun, intentional or otherwise? I don't see it.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||boren||
Boren is a guard, right? Just wondering if B. Graham will have a chance to destroy him.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||arrogance||
harder to pull off lately, though.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Isle of Man TT||
I remember being mildly horrified a few years ago when three people were killed in competition at the Isle of Man TT. One would think a half-marathon would be comparatively safe, but I guess not.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||slingbox||
Get a Slingbox. There is player software for most blackberries (assuming you have a robust data plan).
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Cissoko||
ESPN article said Cissoko was questionable. Any word on that? If he were out, JT Floyd would start, which would be bad. As bad as Hemingway and Minor.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Will Peterson||
If I remember right, Will Peterson and his roommate hired a stripper to come to their room in West Quad, and he stole a bunch of cash from her purse (and was subsequently kicked off the team). I still take pride in his being an alumnus of sorts, though.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||fumbling||
hopefully we can fumble less and punt more.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||His name||
Note that the article consistently refers to him as Conelius (as opposed to CoRnelius). I wonder if that's a mistake.