this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|7 weeks 6 days ago||My grandfather was French||
My grandfather was French Canadian, but born and lived in Michigan my entire life. Never played hockey, but have always loved it. Both of my boys play and my twin 3 year old girls are in Learn To Skate, so they may play hockey also.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, it's a crazy sport||
Agreed, it's a crazy sport with crazy parents. Add anonymity to that and it can be extremely cancerous.
One other thing I would like to add is that this website/board was well known by everyone involved in hockey in the Detroit area. It got really bad for many involved and I know multiple coaches that instituted rules for their teams that if they even suspected a player or parent posting on the board, they could be kicked off. I know a Honeybaked coach that followed through with that rule.
I wish that my son's head coach last year would have done the same. Live and learn.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I can tell you from firsthand||
I can tell you from firsthand experience that this board was not moderated at all, plus had a large fault of allowing people to be completely anonymous. This led to a lot of defamation and unfounded claims that were very damaging to a lot of teams and organizations. It got so bad that around March 2015, the board was halted by Network54. It has since come back up and is now moderated better and there is some registration requirement now to post.
My firsthand experience is that my son was on a team that the head coach was talked about so horribly that it caused a lot of problems with the team and parents. Most claims were unfounded or blatantly false, but it led to game cancelations, tournament drop outs, and eventually the disolvement of our team. This was even more troubling because we were a high level team that was able to compete with AAA teams, which is likely why we were singled out so harshly.
|1 year 1 week ago||Apparently that is the only||
Apparently that is the only way to get those chickensh*t domers back in the Big House.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Hopefully now it works out as||
Hopefully now it works out as well for us as it did for USC with Fargas. Sucks it took nearly 15 years though.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Very much agreed. Pass||
Very much agreed. Pass catchers are the least of my worries when it comes to this offense. DG will find a way to have a solid year (IMO), but the running and the blocking are my major concerns.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||No doubt, but that is the||
No doubt, but that is the story practically every year in college football. There is always a bunch of stars that need to be replaced with unproven players. Having a solid WR/TE returning is very positive. There is bound to be someone that steps up between Canteen, Darboh, Norfleet, Chesson, or maybe another RS frosh, or true frosh.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Steele 1st teamer Devin||
Steele 1st teamer Devin Funchess.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||But you only have 5 faces and||
But you only have 5 faces and 6 categories.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||You would be hard pressed to||
You would be hard pressed to find a place cheaper than Champane's Wine Cellars on Chicago Rd in Warren, MI. Not sure if it is worth the drive to you though.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This would be the only time I||
This would be the only time I would ever listen to 97.1 for anything other than game broadcasts. Think they could pair him with Wojo special just this time?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Was this sarcasm? Cam Gordon||
Was this sarcasm? Cam Gordon is done.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||So... only 1 State of||
So... only 1 State of Michigan player in the top 100 and just barely checking in at #90? Is Michigan bare in 2015? I know it isn't exactly a talent rich state, but this seems pretty bad. Normally there is at least 1 - 5 star or a few pretty close from my recollection, right?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I guess if you look just at||
I guess if you look just at his WR stats on a heavily run oriented offense, you could say that. If I remember correctly that when they did pass, he was a major target and got great numbers from it. On the other side of the ball, I remember him having some great defensive statistics.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think we need a new banner||
I think we need a new banner tagline...
Jerks will be banned?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Why is it that when TomVH||
Why is it that when TomVH says buckle up, he is praised... but BB gets hammered by the same morons (maybe?) when he says basically the same thing?
Personally, I like looking forward to it. I definitely like it better than announcement dates by a known recruit, which seem rarely go Michigan's way.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||IF they beat UNC this||
IF they beat UNC this weekend, yes. If they lose, the lose the tie breaker to GT I believe.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Correct me if I am wrong, but||
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe the computers would reflect a Winston-less FSU (which mostly rank FSU #1), so the human polls would have to drop FSU by historic levels to make the difference up.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I am not rooting for it,||
I am not rooting for it, believe me. I am just baffled by the BCS and could see this happening, since the SEC hype machine that you mention is amazingly strong. It would be a disgraceful event if it happened, but it appears to be plausible based on the current situation.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I don't doubt that, but||
I don't doubt that, but Auburn also gets Missouri to pad their resume. This is obviously all hypothetical, but valid.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Fat Tire getting 4 stars is||
Fat Tire getting 4 stars is beyond my comprehension. I can think of 20 ambers off the top of my head that beat the crap out of Fat Tire. It is by far the most overrated beer in craft beer nation. I understand it is made to appeal to the masses and convert macro fans, but still... 4 stars????
And to those that love Hopslam, cheers! I would include Bells Expedition Stout and Three Floyds Zombie Dust in that group also.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Now you have Natty Daddy.||
Now you have Natty Daddy.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||So what does he deserve to||
So what does he deserve to get paid? What do the rest of the players deserve to get paid? If someone at USC, Michigan, Alabama, etc has a Heisman winner and that jersey sells, how much of it is the school, how much is the player?
My wife's #16 jersey may have recently been worn by DR, but it had its ties to Arrington and Navarre before him. If I buy the #1 jersey, who gets that money?
There are WAY too many variables to start paying amateur players. College athletics will be ruined when these players are going to have to start hiring agents to negotiate for them.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||How many players make a U||
How many players make a U millions of dollars? How do you discern how to pay those amateur players? How do you define exactly how much that athlete made the U and how much that is worth in pay? There really is not fair system. The answer is go pro. "Jack" may be getting paid the same now, but he won't when the star athlete goes pro and he doesn't. Same as college, the ones that do great and can convert these skills they continued to develop into great things get paid more when they leave and go pro (in a general sense).
Anyone is more than welcome to correct me if I am wrong here with my example, but say a research student at a U comes up with some novel way to cure some disease, or track terrorists through satellite, or whatever. It makes the U millions. Does the student get the money too? How about all the others that had a part in it?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'll call with a Mike Duggan.||
I'll call with a Mike Duggan.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I guess I am blind, because I||
I guess I am blind, because I see every single LB blocked.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||And Toussaint missed a large||
And Toussaint missed a large hole in the middle of the line with a small cut to the right. Could have made a 2 yard loss into a 6+ yard gain, likely more.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Wishful thinking. Losing||
Wishful thinking. Losing both tackles, RB, and favorite target is difficult to overlook.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yeah, completely off base||
Yeah, completely off base here. A pro-style QB that can also run will always be in demand.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Then let one of them play the||
Then let one of them play the full game.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I think he is referring to||
I think he is referring to some chick named Kharman. There's actually quite a few on Facebook.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You just reminded me of how||
You just reminded me of how bad that home slate is next year. Yeesh!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You need to lay off the glue.||
You need to lay off the glue.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||+1. My sentiments exactly.||
+1. My sentiments exactly. I REALLY want to see this.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I could do with a little less||
I could do with a little less silicone personally.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||1. Anybody ahead of Michigan||
1. Anybody ahead of Michigan in the rankings.
2. Any B1G team that will help Michigan in some way.
3. Any Florida team.
4. Any SEC team.
I don't really root against Michigan rivals because it helps Michigan when they win. However, it does feel nice to see them lose when it does happen. Win-Win.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I would rather see that||
I would rather see that rather than a bunch of advertising on the field and surrounding area. Plus, it's not the worst novelty.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's definitely disappointing||
It's definitely disappointing to turn away a player with a lot of talent and wants to be at Michigan. This is especially true from a position that we haven't had a lot of success recruiting top talent at.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Also quite confused by a lot||
Also quite confused by a lot of them including Sparty, Indiana (on the powerhouse side?), Florida, UCLA, and CMU among others.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Glidden (available at Home||
Glidden (available at Home Depot) has the colors laid out. If you have a paint preference, most places have computers that can match colors to their paint from examples, like a poster or something. Fabric doesn't always work well though.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Albert Pujols in St Louis is||
Albert Pujols in St Louis is competitive, but his recent drop might slightly take him out of the conversation.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Make sure it is on the day||
Make sure it is on the day Hand announces.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||The best part is that he/she||
The best part is that he/she didn't make it into a link and it's a dead one anyway.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Ok, still none here. This is||
Ok, still none here in metro Detroit. This is frustrating. Plus my wife is getting sick of me moping around after coming home to no tickets.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I like the surprise when I||
I like the surprise when I get the tickets. This will be my 7th year of season tickets and I have had a different seat each time by request. I moved either section or row each time. That damn grass is always greener....
|2 years 1 week ago||1. Refrigeration dehydrates||
1. Refrigeration dehydrates and hardens anything with flour. Room temp is best.
2. Face down on a surface that allows some air circulation like wire racks or those liners that allow it.
3. If Midwest only referred to Great Lakes states, why would we still use the term and not just say Great Lakes states? Should we still just call all of the continents Pangaea or Rodinia?
4. I do both, why limit the pleasure of an Oreo?
5. That depends on my mood, who I am talking to, and if I am drunk or not.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Freaky!||
|2 years 3 weeks ago||The only problem I see here||
The only problem I see here is that you listen to 97.1....
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Currently 4 flamebait, think||
Currently 4 flamebait, think it's possible to be 5 flamebait?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||But is anyone really normal||
But is anyone really normal here? Fanaticism is by definition abnormal. So wouldn't the abnormal thing be to continue posting here?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Yeah, I had to vote for Kyle||
Yeah, I had to vote for Kyle Dake also. 4 years, 4 different classes (last class was above his weight), 4 national championships, and 2 straight undefeated seasons. No brainer.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||What street do you live on?||
What street do you live on?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Hand OR McDowell???||
Hand OR McDowell???
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Beilein is recruiting great||
Beilein is recruiting great and we all know he has an eye for talent.
On another note, that Kentucky class is ridiculous... 5 in the top 10 and 6 in the top 25.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||See...||
the reverse jinx thread wasn't even necessary. This took care of it.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Didn't Burke just bunk the||
Didn't Burke just break the jinx? Everybody was calling for the upset. That WAS the jinx.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I've seen some thick legs in||
I've seen some thick legs in skinny jeans. Don't abandon your uniform hipster.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Wouldn't exactly call it a||
Wouldn't exactly call it a plot hole since he/she started running back to the place he/she just busted a big gap in the fence at...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Kyle Kalis anyone?||
Kyle Kalis anyone?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Isn't that a Bloody Caesar to||
Isn't that a Bloody Caesar to a T?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||A bit extreme, but there are||
A bit extreme, but there are tons of different ways to put on a tailgate. To each their own.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I still get a little chuckle||
I still get a little chuckle every time I pass up a funeral home in Lansing called "Palmer Bush".
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Yeah, they're terrible. It's||
Yeah, they're terrible. It's my one and only luxury, so asking a board full of veteran Big House goers what their experiences in other sections are like doesn't seem that far off base, right? Do you know a better forum to ask a question like this?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I was in row 45, so I guess||
I was in row 45, so I guess not. I am now in row 33 in section 19. I think that distance from the field is perfect.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Funny coincidence||
The atmosphere there just seemed a lot better. I guess I have the season to figure out if I like it. The band/cheerleaders are a nice bonus to section 19 though. I never minded the sun, but my wife definitely always used to complain about it and commented that she liked it better in section 19 because of that.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I tried to encourage the guy||
I tried to encourage the guy and participate, but it always died with me. I hope he is there the rest of the games and I will continue with my cheering also, but man... my section felt like it was the 4th quarter in a 45-0 rout of some team all game.
And I forgot to mention the fact that A LOT of people were leaving with around 8 minutes left in the game and the game in question. I saw this from section 19, 18, 17, and 16. I didn't see it in any other areas.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Wolverine Beer||
Wolverine Beer http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/wolverine-beer/95910/
Or anything from Wolverine State in AA.
Otherwise, I would go with Two Hearted Ale by Bells.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I got married December 3rd||
I got married December 3rd specifically to miss football season. My (future) brother-in-law was getting married in June and we didn't want to get married close to that, so that left fall or later. Can't do fall because of football! So that left sometime between the OSU game and Xmas.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||My comment was specific to||
My comment was specific to Shane, not any current player or such. He does a lot of good recruiting through social media, so I said he couldn't give it up because it is too important to recruiting.
Obviously current players and such cannot do recruiting through it, since that would be a violation.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||No, it's a very important||
No, it's a very important recruiting tool.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Agreed. Childhood favorite||
Agreed. Childhood favorite of mine. This was my Superman ice cream and tasted so much better.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Have you ever watched the||
Have you ever watched the specials where they test the oranges/lemons/olives/etc that are placed into your drinks? Lets just say that in general, the people that handle them don't have the best hand hygeine. I prefer all of my drinks without the accents.
|3 years 6 days ago||Let the transfer speculation||
Let the transfer speculation begin....
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Forgive my ignorance, if||
Forgive my ignorance, if that's what it is here, but do you have some inside knowledge that you are privied to? All your posts in this thread have been stated like they are facts, so I am really curious what makes you so confident...
|3 years 4 weeks ago||But still not a bust with 7||
But still not a bust with 7 of 9 years over the 1000 yard mark and over 10,000 yards for his career. He was a workhorse RB.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Kelly - "Something smells||
Kelly - "Something smells funky!"
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Contest over.||
Contest over. But I'll throw mine in anway: Rally cap guy "This wasn't the reach-around I was hoping for!"
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I see the punchline, but||
I see the punchline, but where's the joke? Seriously, I thought he was going to be stuck in FCS forever.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Signed by me and all ~20||
Signed by me and all ~20 other people that I had over for brunch.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||They get more clicks that||
They get more clicks that way.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||His offense could lead to a||
His offense could lead to a lot of time on the field for the defense. I don't see their defense taking a complete crap, but my quick prediction would be that they aren't going to look elite by any stretch of the imagination.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||So were the Red Sox. Lions||
So were the Red Sox. Lions fans are due some good years.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||But wasn't that the season||
But wasn't that the season that he broke his ribs and wasn't able to play in the playoffs?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Or maybe the offense is just||
Or maybe the offense is just really that bad... *crosses fingers*
|3 years 16 weeks ago||What bugs me about The Game||
What bugs me about The Game this year is that it's their bowl game and we're not the SEC that they can't beat without cheating. But I am sure Hoke will have Team 133 sufficiently prepared and motivated.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||You need a little more||
You need a little more emphasis on that + after 40 points. Is it bad that I am still a little bitter over that horrible removal of our TD that led to a game to be much closer than it should have been?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I totaly agree, but 5 of them||
I totaly agree, but 5 of them would be even better if he gets a redshirt year.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I also like parking at the||
I also like parking at the Detroit Opera House when going to Detroit Beer Co. because it's practically around the corner from hopping on the freeway. Altogether, it is pretty convenient, good food, great atmosphere, and normally their seasonal brews are pretty interesting.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Hockeytown Cafe, Cheli's||
Hockeytown Cafe, Cheli's Chili, and Detroit Beer Co are all within walking distance . Detroit Beer Co has some decent brews too.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Enjoyable nonetheless||
It was a nice little recap of Michigan's season that reminded me of a few awesome plays. It pumps you up, but definitely not about Alabama...yet.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Did I seriously need to add||
Did I seriously need to add smily faces or /s or something? A joke flies over your heads that much? I was playing off his joke and apparently message boards don't let that be appreciated.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Only one problem:||
Porn to sex = WWF to wrestling
It's all acting and bad acting at that. So you are actually doing more damage than anything. If you are learning from porn, I promise you that she isn't being satisfied. Consider parade rained on.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||The past few years have been||
The past few years have been off. I remember this being much more flavorful and consistent, but it has been just mediocre the past few years. Every year I buy it hoping it will be better though.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||The fact that this is still||
The fact that this is still showing up and not downvoted (or whatever they call it these days) to oblivion is a sign that people are finally ready to joke about this.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||This is great news that I||
This is great news that I have been hearing was going to happen for a little while now. So that prompts my Michigan distribution wishlist to be updated:
1) New Glarus
3) Russian River (was New Belgium)
5) Hair of the Dog
Very distant 7 tie) Oskar Blues and Three Floyds
And as for Fat Tire, I can do without. It is the rest, like the Lips of Faith series that I really want.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I am hearing Yuengling is||
I am hearing Yuengling is coming to Michigan also, but I would hardly consider Yuengling to be Craft. It is more on the Bud/Miller/Coors level.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Flavorable is going to be my||
Flavorable is going to be my new favorite word.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I am just not a 3 Floyds fan||
I am just not a 3 Floyds fan personally. I like their Alpha King and Alpha Klaus, but the few other things I have tried of theirs, I was just not impressed with. Their Dark Lord is by far the most overrated beer that I can think of. It's a cloyingly sweet mess. Drednaught almost seems like they threw a bunch of hops with no thought of making it taste good, Hopslam, RR Pliny, and even Hop Stoopid beat the crap out of Drednaught.
The only reason I would want to see their distribution here is for some of the other beers that I haven't been able to try yet.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||It is also good to draw||
It is also good to draw attention to these types of things to let the mass immature kids know that it is not acceptable. Be the devil's advocate all you want and I completely respect that, but I believe there is a major difference between those chants about Sparty and this example. A college degree is a shining star for anyone that holds it, even from the schools that we make fun of like MSU, OSU, SEC schools, etc. On the other hand, and very unfortunately, a lot of Detroit kids don't have the best prospects. If you don't have the right guidance, it is very difficult to break the mold.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Not all WDLS students, just||
Not all WDLS students, just the ignorant ones. Sugar Shane obviously doesn't feel this way.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Yup, NB just jumped a bit for||
Yup, NB just jumped a bit for me knowing the brewer is a Michigan fan. Any chance you are going to stop pasteurizing the La Folie and go back to the caged and corked unpasteurized?
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I was just reading analysis||
I was just reading analysis about the Redskins gameplan, which was stockpiling draft picks and changed dramatically because they had cap space and got the #2 pick from the Rams. This again will change everything for them and make Shanahan's job that much more difficult....AGAIN.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||After we have already plucked||
After we have already plucked the best here in Michigan! On a serious note, Bells I believe used to be the 2nd largest craft brewer behind Sam Adams, but has lost a lot of ground Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, and Deschutes. So if they don't want to be left behind, they need to start getting into large markets like that.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Maybe you just need to know||
Maybe you just need to know where to go for all the great craft beer in Michigan. Besides the Michigan staples and it's ever expanding new breweries, there are plenty of great breweries distributed here: Great Divide, Stone, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Goose Island, Sierra Nevada, Avery, Southern Tier, Flying Dog, Bear Republic, Victory, Lagunitas, Victory, Epic, Laughing Dog, and that doesn't even complete the list of great US brewers. Plus all of the imports, Michigan has one of the best distributions in the nation.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Am I the only one that is a||
Am I the only one that is a little creeped out by this comment?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||More like 30K tickets and an||
More like 30K tickets and an available 30K more standing room.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||The "Detroit Blows" one is||
The "Detroit Blows" one is especially hilarious.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||A lot of people are missing||
A lot of people are missing the fact that UofM endorses Stubhub. It's the "Official" buy or sell marketplace Michigan tickets. If it was so bad for the AD, why would they be endorsing it?
Food for thought.....
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I'll be watching....||
And having a Rodenbach Grand Cru while doing so. Anybody else into sours? It's a flemish sour.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Bahhh||
Bahhh. Reeling in 3 top 40 players including 2 5-stars should this early should be an expectation, not a hope.
P.S. Do I need that "/s" thing to make sure everyone knows that I am being sarcastic?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||First down and go down....||
First down and go down, First down and go down, First down and go down. What the hell are you dropping the ball for?!!!!!!!
Also in the same season, I still don't believe that Purdue's game winning field goal was through the uprights.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Apparently||
Apparently Armani's coach discredited this. See the elevenwarriors link in the last Reeves post.