Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I think that, policy aside,||
I think that, policy aside, if you're going to take visits after commiting to a school, it sends a pretty clear message that you're not 100% committed.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Because of the attention paid to football vs. hockey||
Think about the fan and media response to football recruiting vs. hockey recruiting. The scrutiny and pressure is much more intense.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Bummed about Clark||
Chris Clark is one of those guys where if he was coming to Michigan, he probably woudn't have waited till signing day to announce. We've seen this "strong interest early - not commited (or decommited) but still interested - doesn't commit" situation with other top recruits in the past. Hope I'm wrong on this one.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Job Satisfaction > Money||
There comes a point where money isn't really a deciding factor... when you're already a millionaire, taking a job you don't want to go from rich to slightly more rich isn't appealing. If he wants to coach in the NFL, he's not going to consider coaching in college regardless of how much money we throw at him.
|1 year 1 week ago||No joke||
Swap it with a slightly smaller / sleepier kitten and that would be the best mascot ever.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yea! I'm sick of him turning||
Yea! I'm sick of him turning the ball over.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I've never understood the Walmart Wolverine thing||
1. As a U of M Alum, I hate the term itself. It implies that U of M fans who didn't go to Michigan are poor rednecks who couldn't possibly become anything like they're U of M attending bretheren. I know plenty of U of M grads who flamed out, and plenty of people from smaller schools that are rocking their lives so hard.
2. WHY I WOULD DESPISE YOU FOR LOVING THIS THING THAT I LOVE. It's easy to love U of M if you went there, but if something draws you to U of M fandom without attending U of M, your fandom actually impresses me a little more.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'm looking at the registration rules online...||
... and I'm not seeing this. Do you have a source for the rule change?
EDIT: I see it. Man, that is confusingly written. So an alumni can sign up a bunch of non-alums, but for those non-alums to actually be able to attend they need to buy memberships? Yikes.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||It provided a little insight||
It provided a little insight into a Michigan recruiting battle. That was the point.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Heeeeere he is||
The biggest douche in the uuuuuuuniverse. In all the gaaaaalaxy, there's no bigger douche than heeeeee.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'm mostly a lurker...||
But I really want to get in on this thread. I love all the writing and insight from Brian and everyone else on this blog. Ignore all the haters and trolls.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Surreal||
This looks like a still from a movie
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Don't be so sure...||
I'm not sure what people's' perception of a film program are, but the SAC major at U of M was pretty demanding if you wanted to do well academically. You had to learn a huge scope of film history, internatioinal cinemas, techniques, theory, etc., and use a ton of critical thinking skill. We also had to write a ton of three page papers... Papers where you've written 5-6 pages, and it seems impossible to make your argument more succinct. I also did screenwriting, which double my workload.
Anyway, not saying it's tough like engineering or something (cause it definitelty is not), but I could see it being tougher at times than the B school coursework (judging from my B school friends and working there as an undergrad). I imagine that at USC, which has a very respected film program, the requirements can be pretty tough.
EDIT: Man, totally forgot about the screenings. Those killed your week. I had upwards of 9 hours of screenings a week at times.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I guess everything needs a /s||
"It's an illogical argument that tries to equate correlation with causation."
The fact that you preceived the Cass connection as an attempt at serious evidence. lololol. I'm sorry, but I don't think you're ready for this blog.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I would like to see moar references you don't understand||
"my perception is that the front page content has become increasingly more difficult to read with numerous bizarre allusions."
I'm 25 and have been reading this blog since the beginning of undergrad. My perception is that little is stylistically different. Brian is still busting out constant, hilarious content.
Citing one headline you don't understand as evidence of "numerous bizarre illusions"
The style of this blog is EVERYTHING and you are not allowed to groundlessly attack it. Your decreased consumption is a good thing.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||The hexagrams pointed to one thing...||
|2 years 46 weeks ago||aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa||
|3 years 1 day ago||Might want to soften your tone a bit||
Everybody has addictions. Just because yours aren't as noticeable or detrimental as drugs and alcohol doesn't mean they're not there. To say you have "no sympathy" for millions of people suffering with addiction and that they're all stupid is unbelievably insensitive, judgmental, and does nobody any good.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||25% better||
If my math is right, he will throw ten thousand touchdowns.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Thank you kind sir||
I can finally let go of these feelings :D
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE OF SAID SALUTE||
I think anybody that likes this song is taking crazy pills. Yes, Zoolander crazy pills. I can't think of a song that has a more cheesy, nonsensical chorus in all of music.
DISCLAIMER: I know none of the other words to this song. Maybe those other words explain the following questions.
It breaks down like this:
"For those about to rock" - nonsensical
Summary: WHY ARE WE SALUTING PEOPLE WHO ARE ABOUT TO ROCK BUT HAVEN'T ACTUALLY DONE ANYTHING YET?
"We salute you" - cheesy (also nonsensical)
Summary: Expressing honor for rock musicians by saluting them doesn't make any sense. That'd be like honoring Mother Theresa by punching her in the face.
I WANT ANSWERS BRAAAAAAAA
|3 years 25 weeks ago||more please||
Nothing gets me more excited for Michigan football than digital engagement cycles.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Yes!||
Totally forgot. My brain is at ease.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Wait...||
Does that mean he doesn't like our chances with Diamond?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||^ Yes||
More towards Ace. Either way, I can't believe so many people jumped on my use of "we". It was more calling out the perception that it's ok to declare his commitment when he directly said he has not commited.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Out of respect for the kid||
Shouldn't we withhold the 'hello' post for now?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Where is Kozan anyway?||
His dinner's getting all cold and eaten...
|3 years 37 weeks ago||O_O|
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I don't have any direct||
I don't have any direct experience playing civ, but EU is really really in depth. If you like like civ i'd deifnitely check it out. Also, Hearts of Iron is a title from the same company that's a WWII strategy game. It's a lot of fun; it's actually what I played first.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||EU2 <3||
Yes; this is the only sports blog to ever mention Europa Universalis. It's also the first mass-audience anything to mention Europa Universalis. But dear god is that one of the best games ever created... if you're in to 2d graphics and running the government of a country over many centuries. I know that's not everybodies thing.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||One more thing to add is that||
One more thing to add is that Catholic Central (and Godin) blew up Dearborn For(d)son. Typically being Dearborn's best team, it either means CC is that good or Dearborn football is not so good. Probably a lot of both.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Unexpected yet excellent||
Unexpected yet excellent news. It has to mean something (if only a little something).
|4 years 6 weeks ago||You're right; it was 2008!||
You're right; it was 2008! And if the space was so private, they would have just kicked me out. You can't honestly say that as an undergrad high off our only decent win of the year, hanging out on the field with a chance to check out the locker room, that you wouldn't do it. You'd stop and say, "NOPE! THAT'S PRIVATE!" and walk away.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Rushin the field is good times||
My favorite U of M football moment came at our darkest hour.
After our improbable comback against Wisconsin in 2007, chants of "rush the field!" were being shouted all over the student section. Me and a buddy of mine got the front right as the final seconds ticked off, and when the game was sealed, people started hoping over the rail. The guy in front of me wouldn't go, and after some proding on my part, he finally jumped. And was immediately nabbed by a security guard.
With the guard occupied, I jumped myself. "HEY YOU!" he shouted, and pointed at me. I ran towards the tunnel and hung out there for a second. After it was clear he lost track of me, I went to the corner of the field, where the team was celebrating near the student section. It was surreal.
When they were done, I followed them into the tunnel. But instead of leaving, I followed them into the locker room. I had a student shirt on and clearly looked like I didn't belong, but nobody questioned me. I watched RichRod talk to the team after the game. Michael Phelps showed up briefly, said "hi" to a few players, and was about to leave the locker when I shoved my hand towards him and said "Michael Phelps!". He robotically shook my hand.
My favorite part was when everybody got down on one knee for a prayer, something that was obviously routine to everyone in the room. Slowly and awkwardly, I got on one knee myself. I just looked so out of place, but nobody cared. Once RichRod was done talking, I conspiciously walked around with my flip phone out taking video of the locker room, took a gatorade out of the fridge, and hung for a bit. Then I left. And that's my story.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Indirect is the way to know!||
I know Brady Hoke because I am a U of M alumni, which allows me to go to Camp Michigania every year, where this year David Brandon gave a talk during the faculty forum about Michigan athletics, a talk which I saw and participated in, and this being the SAME David Brandon that hired Brady Hoke, through indirect and highly suspect means, I know Brady Hoke. He said everything is going to be ok.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I was so very, very confident||
I was so very, very confident this was an onion article. So very confident.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||they're*||
|4 years 7 weeks ago||really?||
Are we really going to insult the intelligence/preferences of a recruits mother? Recruits read these boards, remember? We have no idea what the Diamond family's decision process is or how mama Diamond's preferences will play into it. And if he does go blue, this kind of conversation sure is welcoming.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I haven't gotten them either||
I haven't gotten them either
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Jesus||
Way to beat a dead horse people. Is anyone going to answer the question?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||partyin partyin yea||
you gotta get down on friday
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Get your snacks||
Get your snacks
|4 years 15 weeks ago||No way man that sig is fun||
No way man that sig is fun fun fun fun
|4 years 15 weeks ago||With all the recruiting hype||
I've tended to think about our team of the future instead of the team we have now and DENARD DEANRD DEANRD! I lack focus. Or more accurately, we U of M fans have been spoiled with good news lately.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||huh?||
I don't get why he's a sailor
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Calvin Johnson||
Could outrun cheetahs out of high school. I don't think Thompson has that size/speed combo.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Sad face||
Still out at s. state...
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Clarett = Bush?||
Are Clarett's escapades enough to be declared inelligble for 2002 (or did that already happen)? Along with any other potentially inelligble players could this mean a 2002 title strip? My brain likes to jump on any and all USC/OSU comparisons of this nature. I would appreaciate anybody with real information/understanding of the similarities to let me know.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Yes hello?||
It's T Pizzle. I'd like some money please.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||5. ? 6. Profit||