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|6 weeks 2 days ago||I enjoy Dick Vitale as an||
I enjoy Dick Vitale as an announcer, and Duke as a basketball program.
Attending football games is such a pain in the neck. Takes all day, weather is usually bad, expensive, prevents me from watching other games, etc etc. I enjoy attending basketball games much more.
I admire the Nebraska football program pre-Mike-Riley. Doesn't bother me at all that they split our 1997 Championship. Not their fault.
It annoys me when people complain about the high number of bowls. Um, so don't watch. It's college football, our favorite sport! Why would anyone complain about there being more of it? Do these people complain about getting frequent paychecks because going to the bank takes 10 minutes of your time? If you like CFB, then don't complain about having the opportunity to watch more of it, especially during the holidays when we're at home with nothing else to do!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Writing that it's a bad idea||
Writing that it's a bad idea is fine (and correct). Threatening to destroy his future is different.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||We know that we don't have an||
We know that we don't have an athletic director with one lick of experience in an athletic department. That is the issue. There are many options with experience and instead, if you believe the tweets, we landed on a retiree with no direct experience. That's what we know, and it's frustrating when considering Michigan's resources and options.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I believe that in this thread||
I believe that in this thread we're discussing the implications of what Bruce Feldman and others have said is true - that Hackett is the permanent AD. I don't care if the search takes a long time and he's interim for awhile. But to just hand over the reins to him because he's already settled in the office and Schlissel doesn't want to deal with athletics is what bothers me (also a hypothetical, granted).
|17 weeks 4 days ago||[Dbl Post]||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||You know who might be even||
You know who might be even more different than Dave Brandon? An actual Athletic Director with experience being a successful Athletic Director! Of which there are many with Michigan ties! Why should we be in the position of 'hoping for the best' when we can just HIRE the exact description of what want???
|17 weeks 4 days ago||There's also no evidence to||
There's also no evidence to say that this is a GOOD thing. Just the virtue of not being Dave Brandon does not qualify someone to be athletic director. We should not have to hope and pray that it works out. Haven't we done enough of that recently?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||You know who else isn't||
You know who else isn't Brandon? Me, you, and most other human beings on the planet. "I'm Not Dave Brandon" shouldn't be the best statement on the resume of the person hired to run one of the largest athletic departments in the country tasked with making a critical football coach hire. There are so many other options out there that have actual experience working in an athletic department - or even as Athletic Directors!!! - that also aren't Dave Brandon. Come on, we deserve better than to hire someone that's not DB and hope he works out. If this is true, it's like the Hoke hire. Lazy. Schlissel has told us that he'd rather do anything else other than worry about athletics, and he's proving that he's a man of his word with this.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats on making it to the||
Congrats on making it to the ToC! A friend of mine who was a 1-day winner in the 90s has great stories from his experience on the show and we enjoy rewatching his episodes every year. His interviews with Alex were particularly cringeworthy.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||What if universities turned||
What if universities turned "Athletic Performance" into a major, like "Clarinet Performance" or "Modern Dance Performance" are? The athletes could be seen as merely fulfilling graduation requirements, not acting as employees. I've long thought this was a good idea just for the reason that universities wouldn't have to deal with putting window-dressing on the academic pursuits of athletes. Football is a form of entertainment just like dance or music, so why not make it a major, right?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Having memories of my parents||
Having memories of my parents at my current age makes me feel old. It doesn't seem so long ago that they were my age, and NOW look at them!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Well, okay then. Still, a||
Well, okay then. Still, a bunch of mouth-breathers at a (gasp) chain restaurant are still of more value than an indoor rowing facility or bigger parking lot that is empty most of the time. I point your attention to the new Arbor Hills shopping center on Washtenaw, across the street from the Whole Foods. It appears to be a great success so far. Something like that would be great to have on State Street!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Agreed. If it were on||
Agreed. If it were on Central Campus and to be used for something like a new academic building or new dorm, then fine. But to provide more breathing room for a few hundred kids in non-revenue sports? Not necessary. The tax implications are also very important, like you said. With the city recently making over a million on the sale of the old Y property to a private developer, hopefully they're more open to taking this on.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It would be nice to have a||
It would be nice to have a stronger commercial corridor in State Street, extending unbroken from downtown south to Briarwood Mall. Mixing in some residential would be important, though. I would just be unhappy if it damaged the attractiveness of downtown Ann Arbor at all, though. Growth outside of the immediate downtown can be good, but only if you bring in new people to support it and don't gut out the downtown in the process.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'd be happy for this one to||
I'd be happy for this one to go to private development, in the vein of mixed-use residential and commercial. Now that I live in the area, I'm less impressed by University facilities that I can't use, and more interested in things like shopping and businesses that I can frequent. Not to mention having a tax-paying entity there is of more use to the residents of Ann Arbor.
I've heard that the university would use it to extend their athletic campus (meh), or their commuter parking lot (meh).
|1 year 22 weeks ago||The chart that shows no||
The chart that shows no distinct advantage for an offense that plays fast (ie, no huddle) brings up what I always think about when people on this blog exclaim, "getting to the line late means you can't adjust to defenses!!" Which is, "well, getting to the line late means that it's harder for a defense to adjust to *you*." It seems like getting to the line late would be at-worst a wash for an offense. At best, since the offense is the side that's running a scripted play, giving the D as little time to adjust (because the odds that they happen to pick the right scheme to defend are definitely <100%) could be a good thing. Am I way off here?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Every time I read something||
Every time I read something like this:
"The offensive line turned the protection, but Fitz didn’t get a chance to hear them. They turned it late, and Fitz didn’t hear them, so that leaves the guy unblocked."
It makes me wonder how that play would look in the UFR if Devin hadn't clued us in to that series of events. How many plays have wrinkles, miscommunications, etc, that may be chalked up to "Al Borges is fat and stupid," or RPS -1 or what have you, on this site. After reading the above I struggle with how big of a grain of salt I should take the UFRs and game analyses.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Got it, thanks! Mine says||
Got it, thanks! Mine says "/beta" in that spot, not Xfinity or Comcast, so I didn't suspect that it was what I needed to click. Thanks again.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||For some reason, I'm not||
For some reason, I'm not seeing Comcast or XFinity in the list of providers, having just downloaded the BTN2GO app this morning. Are people having success with this?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You couldn't smooth a silk||
You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe...
I lost my train of thought.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Keep in mind, all that was||
Keep in mind, all that was "according to DetroitSportsRag.com sources". This isn't necessarily a news report.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||My wife has had surgery for||
My wife has had surgery for trigger finger on both hands. The doctors tried cortisone shots both times before surgery, but that treatment only lasted a couple of weeks at best. I suspect they'll give that a shot with you, also. If that doesn't work, the surgery is not fun. It's outpatient with a local anesthetic, but the recovery is very difficult. Lots of pain, can't get it wet, have to worry about the incision getting infected, and have zero use of that hand for a good 4-6 weeks. My wife still has some pain after almost a year on the second hand she had done. The first one had great results. In both of her cases, the scar is about an inch long in the palm of her hand. Best of luck to you, and I hope you have someone who can help you with things since you'll be one-handed for awhile!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Tap Room?||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||The 9-1-1 call might be even||
The 9-1-1 call might be even more entertaining, if that's how we're treating this as a society (not a criticism, thank goodness it turned out as well as it did so that people feel comfortable laughing at some aspect of it). Link to the call partway down on this page:
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The second one looks like a||
The second one looks like a photoshop of the first. Everything is literally identical except for the text. My bet is the first was real (or at least really written), and the second a photoshop.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The more dangerous, heavy||
The more dangerous, heavy radiation travels quite a bit slower than the speed of light, so 13 minutes doesn't apply to that. But still, yeah, there's no escaping the initial electron stuff.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||ISS Capt Chris Hadfield||
ISS Capt Chris Hadfield (Canadian Astronaut) is a fantastic follow on Twitter - I highly recommend it if you want to see amazing pictures of Earth and videos like those above on a daily basis, live from the space station.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Is BTN not the official||
Is BTN not the official mouthpiece for B1G?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Would you match up Ohio and||
Would you match up Ohio and ULM with other teams to create 'good football'? the majority of teams are mediocre or worse. There are no matchups other than teams that are ranked that would create 'good football' in your opinion. If you're really so concerned about good football, skip college sports altogether and watch the NFL. If two 'bad' teams like Ohio and ULM are evenly matched, it could be great football! Maybe an offensive shootout! Or yes, maybe a turnover-laden mistake-fest. But as long as the teams are somewhat evenly matched, I don't care what level they play at, it could be a close, competitive, fun game. And bowl season tries to make somewhat even matchups. Count me in.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Aside from possible negative||
Aside from possible negative financial impacts to certain schools, which is their business, I've never understood why we as fans object to more football. America is the land of excess, so why in the world would fans be upset about having more football available to watch during an otherwise dead period of time when many of us don't have to be at work, it's cold outside, and.... FOOTBALL. I just don't get it.
Diluted value? I have no idea how the Rose Bowl is diluted because I watched the Pinstripe Bowl or whatever the week before. The $18M payout of the Rose Bowl sure isn't diluted. I am thrilled that I am offered a large number of bowl games, and if any of them don't strike my fancy, I simply won't tune in and will watch whatever godawful special holiday programming is on the other channels. Be careful what you wish for, football fans. More football is still more football.
It's not like in the non-conference portion of the season when good teams COULD be playing other good teams. There are only so many good teams to go around now, and yes, some of the matchups feature mediocre-at-best teams. So? Bowl season presents a whole lot more in the way of even matchups than the non-conference.
Besides, who are we to begrudge thousands of college kids -- who we all supposedly bemoan that they don't get paid -- a nice little vacation during winter break? Let em have their trip to Disney or whatever, and if the only negative outcome is that their AD is a little more in the red because of other issues, then so be it. That's my opinion on this.
I will rue the day when the complainers get their way, and instead of watching Texas Tech v Minnesota, I have to watch some 2-hour special of The Voice or some crap. God forbid we watch Texas Tech v Minnesota. Worst. Thing. Ever.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Ball State with Brady Hoke as||
Ball State with Brady Hoke as coach, right?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I use the iHeartRadio app,||
I use the iHeartRadio app, which works great to listen to WTKA live or any number of other stations on my iPhone 5.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Same thing. iPhone 5||
Same thing. iPhone 5 v6.0.1. Happened the first few weeks of the season, so I just gave up after that.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Even after going through two||
Even after going through two degrees at UM, the best teacher I've ever had is still Jere Hassberger, I can honestly say. Had him for Algebra II, AP Calc AB and AP Physics. Nothing came as easily to me as math and physics did in his classes, and like almost everyone else, I got 5s on the AP exams. An amazing teacher.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Class of 2000, Go||
Class of 2000, Go Hornets!!
Still sad that they moved the stadium and high school; I loved the old stadium.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||It actually WAS written at||
It actually WAS written at UM. If I had more time, I'd find some articles that talk about it from an MMB perspective....
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Just a couple of years after||
Just a couple of years after a major fire at the old Pinball Pete's right around the corner on South U...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Exactly. They treat it as a||
Exactly. They treat it as a 'reporting the facts' show, rather than a 'discuss stuff and predict outcomes and talk about possibilities' show. Of course there aren't many facts to report on right now (although CFB-wide there are plenty, but they largely ignore other teams), so maybe they could BS a little about what you suggested. And like I said earlier, it really bugs me when they cut short the ONLY segment they have that's actually about Michigan athletics - Recruiting Roundup. They should be trying to milk it for time, not cut it short like we're kids and they don't want to give us too much ice cream at once. Ugh. Rant over for the day...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Gotta agree with you. Every||
Gotta agree with you. Every day on my drive in, I pull up their radio feed with hopes that with 11 days until the season starts, I could enjoy hearing about, you know, Michigan Football. Day in and day out, I'm disappointed. All they seem to talk about are the Detroit pro sports. The show is called Michigan Insider!! And before you say that 'college football isn't in season yet', I've listened to more talk about the NBA in the last few weeks than about college football, by far. Who in God's name gives a crap about the Pistons? The few weeks where we had to hear about Ira's divorce was even worse. It's called Michigan Insider fergodsakes!! I also don't like how they feel the need to limit the Recruiting Roundup segment. It's the only part of their show that's actually about Michigan athletics, yet they keep a strict time limit of just 15 minutes! Come on, guys, give us something to listen to!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||1. No 2. No 3. No, like||
3. No, like plain, uncluttered helmets
4. No, but if they do, keep it to 'away' jerseys only
5. No, but not a huge deal to me
6. Nebraska option football from the 90s. MANBALL and really put up the points!
7. Tom Osborne in his prime, and Mattison
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Probably should go through||
Probably should go through the DC club:
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Totally agree. Some people||
Totally agree. Some people need to get their heads out of the fantasy world where Jim Delaney can dictate what everyone else does. We weren't getting homefield advantage, ever. And if the consolation prize is that every Big Ten team gets 80/2/12 = $3.33 MILLION most years from the Rose Bowl deal, then so be it.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Loved the debut of Veep,||
Loved the debut of Veep, can't wait for season 3 of Portlandia (reminds me of townie life in AA), and of course Archer. Not sure that any of these are coming back in the summer per the thread title, but I sure hope so!
|2 years 37 weeks ago||He also does a bunch of other||
He also does a bunch of other non-revenue sports at Michigan, like Volleyball, to my recollection. "Point, MICHHHHIGANNNNN!!!!!"
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Just for further information,||
Just for further information, Bacari Alexander tweeted the following earlier:
"Everyone is curious about summer workouts right? Here's what you need to know, Rookies are very smart and Vets have improved tremendously."
He's had a lot more info about individual players and the team today. Worth checking out.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I scheduled my business trip||
I scheduled my business trip to Arizona in about 1.5 weeks so I know that I'll have an HTTV to read on the plane and in the hotel room.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||To be honest, I don't really||
To be honest, I don't really think that late-December/early-January upper Midwest weather is really "our weather" either when it comes to college football. Our season ends by December, and our games are rarely visited by flurries. That's great and all, but a month later and things are definitely different. We can look to the NFL as an example of how that works as homefield advantage, but I don't think we can assume that would translate to CFB.
In general, I'm a fan of homefield sites for the playoffs, but only slightly more than the plan that was decided upon. I honestly don't know for sure that it would work, because we haven't done it (other than the hockey game at the Big House last year). Have you ever spent all day outside in 20-degree temps? Have you ever played football outside for 3 hours for free in 20-degree temps, knowing that you could be in Pasadena instead? I just don't think we can assume that homefield sites would've been this super-awesome thing in every way that we're deprived of because men in suits are such idiots.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||They'll be a part of Teams||
They'll be a part of Teams 134 through, with Team 137 being 'their' Team as Seniors.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Happened April 7.||
Happened April 7.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Wait, isn't this only in||
Wait, isn't this only in regards to % of tacklers returning? Not an actual preseason ranking?
[EDIT]: Maybe not; looking at that area of the front page is confusing. Where does one thing stop and another start?!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||"There's a scene in the Lion||
"There's a scene in the Lion King..."
|2 years 44 weeks ago||What's so magical about the||
What's so magical about the number 16? Why does it seem inevitable that there will be 4 16-team conferences?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Sorry, I misread that you||
Sorry, I misread that you hadn't heard of Orbital.
It's worth celebrating, but all I'm saying is let's not ignore the rest of the industry and all that they do, which is a lot of amazing stuff (considering NASA itself barely does anything anymore) just because they're not good-looking with an interesting accent and an active Twitter account.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||You're right, part of this is||
You're right, part of this is my jealousy that he's getting all the press for doing things that are largely in line with what everyone has been doing for decades. I wish my corner of the industry put more emphasis into PR, that's for sure. But, would that be a prudent expense? Probably not. I hope SpaceX does well for the sake of being a productive part of the aerospace community, not for the sake of stroking Elon's ego, though.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I wonder if people realize||
I wonder if people realize that the Apollo command modules were designed and built by North American Aviation (not NASA), the space shuttle was designed and built by Boeing (not NASA), the International Space Station was largely built by Boeing (not NASA), the shuttle boosters were designed and built by ATK (not NASA), and the list goes on and on.
The American non-governmental aerospace industry has a crazy-rich and amazing history that many of us feel Elon is trying to usurp and claim for his own. He's far from the first non-NASA entity to do anything of importance in space. That's the issue I have with the hoopla surrounding this morning's successful launch.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||The fact that even Presidents||
The fact that even Presidents can't get their visions accomplished (Moon and Mars have both been goals within the last decade) tells you all you need to know about the odds that Elon can somehow do it, without a tax base of 300 million people to support him.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||If you want to hand over an||
If you want to hand over an industry from NASA, industrial giants that have been around for decades, other privateers who have actually proven themselves more than twice, and fools like Neil Armstrong, to a South African dot-com guy who got out of the internet biz at the right time and knows how to work the media and stir up a frenzy, and has all of 2 successful launches of consequence under his belt then be my guest.
Elon and SpaceX are fine, they'll make it probably, but the amount of jock-sniffing going on around the country today is ridiculous. If people paid attention to the aerospace industry beyond Elon Musk, they'd be thrilled to find out that we do awesome stuff like this all the time! It's an amazing industry! Pay attention to the whole thing, and not just Elon, please! That's all I ask.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Orbital is a ~$1.5 Billion||
Orbital is a ~$1.5 Billion revenue per year company with 3 major locations in the US and about 10 times as many employees as SpaceX, and has been publicly traded on the NYSE for over a decade. It appears frequently in the trade magazines and just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The fact that you don't know about it doesn't mean much, because it could probably buy SpaceX today if it were for sale. Not to mention how many times over Boeing or Lockheed could buy SpaceX. PR doesn't count for crap in the aerospace industry. These aren't personal computers or cars, people. PR means next to nothing.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Sure, that's the whole point||
Sure, that's the whole point of PR. But in an industry where everything costs at least tens, usually hundreds of millions of dollars, what's the point? Boeing and Lockheed are mammoth companies that dwarf many others, but how often do you see an ad for them on tv? It's a waste of money, because you and I can't buy their stuff. Which is why the rest of the aerospace industry is a bit baffled by Elon's propensity for the cameras and attention. Maybe it's just his personality, I guess.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Never did I think that I'd||
Never did I think that I'd see the day where there are SpaceX fanboys as ardent as Apple fanboys!
Probably because I am OLD ECONOMY.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Beat him at what? This is||
Beat him at what? This is the second launch SpaceX has ever done with a payload aboard. Among Boeing, Lockheed, Ball, Orbital, ULA, and others, SpaceX is clearly the least-accomplished (because they're the youngest, obviously). This program is just one program. Orbital Sciences has the same contract and will do the same thing. They're not first because they took over Rocketplane Kistler's contract after they proved that they couldn't get it done and NASA pulled it from them. So Orbital started 1.5 yrs behind SpaceX. It's not a competition, guys; they're both guaranteed contracts with NASA.
People that don't follow the aerospace industry don't know everything else that everybody else is going because they don't have Elon Musk going around tweeting about it and getting the media outlets all excited. Is that stupid of the other companies? No, because the public and people that watch the news are not the consumers of spacecraft and rockets. His endgame is probably to rouse support for when he lets it go public. Dude is a dot-com guy playing out his fantasy, not an aerospace engineer, remember.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Orbital Sciences Corp's||
Orbital Sciences Corp's founder Dave Thompson did the same thing 30 years ago, except he wasn't a billionaire to start. And they've launched over a hundred satellites aboard their stable of Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, etc rockets. The Pegasus was the world's first privately-funded rocket, back in the early 90s. Again, congrats to Elon and his investors, but it's not really the first time any of this has been done. It is the first time the aerospace industry has had a superstar PR whiz in it, though.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||It's a big step to modify and||
It's a big step to modify and certify a cargo container for manned spaceflight. Something that SpaceX, as well as many other competitors are doing at the moment, but that's far away. This mission doesn't really have anything to do with a US manned spaceflight program, or the future thereof.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I appreciate the sentiment,||
I appreciate the sentiment, and am glad that people are excited about space for the moment, but keep in mind that this is not a manned mission. Yes, it's docking with ISS, but that's a far cry from being a manned mission. The fact that it's 'docking' (a robotic arm is actually pulling it in to the ISS, it's not docking on its own) is the only difference from a normal satellite, dozens of which are launched each year. The PR machine that is Elon Musk has once again swirled up the media and press. Yay, congrats, but come on. It's a satellite with food inside. It's gonna be a bummer when everybody forgets about this tomorrow, and SpaceX's competitor gets zero press when they do the same thing later this year. The aerospace industry is not fond of Elon's "I'm the hero the space industry needed, come bow at my loafers" attitude. The industry was doing fine before him (do NOT confuse the industry with NASA, please).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||" They do not recieve||
" They do not recieve government funding and are not sponsored by NASA. "
Not true. They've received funding, and will be receiving $1.6 Billion from NASA over the course of their contract to deliver supplies to the ISS. Orbital Sciences Corp has the same contract with NASA and will be doing the exact same thing, although they started about 1.5 yrs behind SpaceX because they took over a failed competitor's contract.
Yes, it's impressive that private industry is doing this mission to ISS, but most people don't realize that most objects launched into space these days with NASA on the side of them weren't built by NASA. NASA holds the purse strings, but companies like Orbital, Boeing, Lockheed, Ball, etc, are the companies that design, build, test, and launch the actual satellites. In today's day and age, NASA doesn't actually ... DO that much.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I don't disagree with that;||
I don't disagree with that; it would've been nice to see. But, political correctness and midwestern politeness and all...
|2 years 45 weeks ago||" That or they just got||
" That or they just got outvoted and are trying to make it look good. "
Uhhh, yep. There are lot of other conferences out there. Not sure why we're surprised.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||It doesn't take any||
It doesn't take any imagination or conspiracy theory to believe this. Dave Brandon has said exactly what you described. Delaney has even mostly said it. Other ADs have said it. That's the full picture of the situation.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||We're not the only conference||
We're not the only conference involved. It's an impossibility to get home sites no matter how much we beg for it, period. There's no way the other conferences will go for it, and instead of bashing their head against the wall, the B1G reps and ADs are trying to make the best of the situation, which I guess is to make sure the Rose Bowl remains special in some way. It's not much of a consolation prize if you ask me, but it's all we've got. To expect the SEC, or any other conference, to agree to play critically important playoff games in the upper midwest in the winter, you're dreaming. Not gonna happen. Move on to the next-best thing.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I also emailed Brandon with||
I also emailed Brandon with many of the same concerns Ace voiced above. The jist of Brandon's reply, so you can see where he's coming from, is:
"Frankly, we will never get schools outside the midwest (particularly southern schools) to travel to the mid-west in January to play football. And, the impact on the current bowl system would be very negative - and that is not in the best interest of our student-athletes (who this is all supposed to be about!)"
I think they know, after already having preliminary hearings, that the other conferences aren't going to go for homefield sites. That being the case, might as well fight for the second-best thing, which is a strong Rose Bowl, I guess.
I still would prefer that the other conferences have to say publicly that they're too wimpy to come up north to play football. But, that's not the way it's going to go down, I guess....
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I read an article last night||
I read an article last night in which Delaney claims he had a teleconference with the football coaches last week, and the consensus was to use bowl sites for the playoff games. They made a conscious decision to give up homefield advantage, and Delaney claims he warned them of the potential consequences, and the coaches all recognized they were probably giving up some level of competitive advantage.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Was Groce not interested in||
Was Groce not interested in him at Illinois? Or maybe their scholarship situation didn't support it. Just curious, not trying to allude.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||It baffles me how these||
It baffles me how these wholesale changes or de-emphasis events happen regionally. High school football in Ohio: excellent. High school football in Michigan: decent. High school football in Indiana: not very good. Baseball becoming less popular in all of the midwest. It's weird how these sea changes happen, and frustrating that they don't often benefit UM. At least we have hockey, for now. My guess is that population shifts and economic changes have something to do with it. But beyond that, I'm not sure how these changes come to be.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||My question is, have the||
My question is, have the northern teams always gotten screwed by the NCAA schedule, or is this a more recent development? How did UM manage to win 2 nat'l championships when playing the first 2 months of its games on the road? If it hasn't always been like this (ie, it used to be more fair to the north), how in the world did the B1G let this happen??? How could an entire portion of the country and at last 1 power conference allow itself to be so handicapped??
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I really miss the quiet||
I really miss the quiet anticipation while waiting to see the team poke its head out of the tunnel, and hearing the crowd slowly get to a boil until the team is released, the band starts playing, and the crowd erupts. Now, the loudest period of time is when "In the Big House" is played before we can even see the team. When the band takes over, it's quieter and kind of a let-down.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||The insinuation that the Big||
The insinuation that the Big House was never 'straight rocking' before they started playing RAWK music is simply incorrect. It's not necessary.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||YES! Can't wait to see the||
YES! Can't wait to see the first race, although good god are the noses of the cars hideous this year! My rooting interests are Schumacher and Raikonnen.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I mean that the only thing||
I mean that the only thing bigger than Yahoo! Sports seems to be ESPN. To me, anyway.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||He said in his post that||
He said in his post that it'll be easy to find him in his new position in the near future. I bet we'll know within days. Not sure where he goes from here that's 'bigger' other than espn, but we'll see...
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Important factors for||
Important factors for me:
Availability of queso
Availability of ground beef
Availability of chimichanga.
I think being raised on Taco Bell as 'mexican food' has endeared me to ground beef. The steak and barbacoa is always very mystery-meat-ish at these burrito places. You never know what you're going to get when you bite into a chunk of meat (fat? grissle? chewy tendons? who knows!). So because of that, I have an affinity for Tio's, Moe's, and in the DC area, California Tortilla. I also sometimes like a chimichanga, and that's really what I like Tio's for (not so much their burritos). Chipotle's small menu annoys me (no queso or ground beef or chimichanga) although I like their standard burrito well enough.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||McFarland? Didn't Brian||
McFarland? Didn't Brian banhammer that guy forever ago?
|3 years 5 weeks ago||MSU really has a knack for||
MSU really has a knack for facing opponents when they've just been negatively affected. Only B1G team to face ohio when they were missing a bunch of players in football, and now they face a Purdue basketball team down 2 people and in turmoil. Not that they would have needed the help, but jeez!
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Glad to hear another Saline||
Glad to hear another Saline Hornet is on the roster! It's been awhile since Nick Sheridan graduated and Vince Helmuth left the team.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||The NC game can be played||
The NC game can be played there, but the Rose Bowl should still exist as a matchup of the best-eligible B1G and Pac-12 teams. No way Delaney gives that up. I wouldn't want to, either. As far as the NC game being played there, I don't know if I even like that. So whenever USC makes it to the title game, they get homefield advantage? I think Delaney is right to suggest that the NC game be moved around like the Superbowl.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||That's fine and all, but I'm||
That's fine and all, but I'm more concerned about how this affects Hoke's decision to offer [random 16-year-old MI football player whose high school coach is probably my brother].
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Flip! Flip! Flipadelphia!||
Flip! Flip! Flipadelphia!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I didn't come on here on a||
I didn't come on here on a Sunday night, clicking 'refresh', waiting to hear the decision of an 18-year-old, to listen to you demean Ace! (assuming you mean our Ace, not that other Ace that everyone hates...)
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Who is 'they'?||
Who is 'they'?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||It doesn't appear that BHGP||
It doesn't appear that BHGP has any threads or anything tracking this live like we do.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Good thing you've never made||
Good thing you've never made a mistake at your job.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I'm only slightly embarrassed||
I'm only slightly embarrassed to say that I don't really get it....
|3 years 9 weeks ago||This is what I imagine it||
This is what I imagine it would sound like if Neil Diamond sang The Who's Tommy rock opera.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Well, that went about as well||
Well, that went about as well as can be hoped for. Hopefully everyone meant what they said in the release.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Agreed on the football museum||
Agreed on the football museum - I've never walked by Schembechler Hall and been able to get in through the locked doors to go inside and look at the trophies and what-not.
As far as Yost, I haven't been to a game in a couple of years, but I remember there being wooden bleachers, particularly on the west side; am I imagining things? If not, I hope they remain wood. Not only good for that old-timey feel, but I can imagine that metal bleachers would make those sitting on them feel colder in an already somewhat cold building full of ice.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Here is a fairly emo take on||
Here is a fairly emo take on the game from the first site that popped up when i searched "Northwestern Basketball Blog":
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I honestly can't think of any||
I honestly can't think of any ways in which the basketball program could make me more proud. Beilein and the players on the team have accomplished so much, and in all the right ways. They're so easy to root for.
My only concern is how we let Lloyd Brady transfer to Northwestern's basketball team, and how we could possibly guard him tonight!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||SHS '00! Go Hornets, very||
SHS '00! Go Hornets, very excited to hear this news. I still miss the days of Jack Crabtree roaming the sidelines at the REAL Hornet stadium, not the silly Pittsfield High that they have now that's practically in Ypsi.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||So the additional $2000 to||
So the additional $2000 to football players (in addition the scholarships they already receive) is preferable to more scholarships to non-revenue athletes, just because there "are few" academic scholarships? So if "few" smart people can get a scholarship then just give the money to football players for pizza -- got it....
|3 years 14 weeks ago||It's different because||
It's different because research, almost by definition, requires money. Brady Hoke does not require $3 million (or whatever) per year, nor does the stadium require renovations, etc. Those things are determined by a market; research is not.
Football players happen to have chosen (or been blessed with the ability to be good at) a sport that just happens to capture Americans' interest. That doesn't make football any more valuable in an educational sense (which is the expressed point of collegiate athletics). In the idealistic world of collegiate athletics, the value is the lessons learned by the athletes, and for that, money should not be a factor.
Right or wrong, the point of collegiate athletics is not to turn a profit, but to expose as many human beings as possible to the lessons that can be gained from the hardwood, gridiron, tennis court, etc. Just because someone chose one of those sports over another at an early age should not necessarily entitle them to more money in college. The melding of a professional world (coaching, construction & maintenance of facilities, etc) with amateur (18-22 yr old college students) is bound to create tension. That's just the way it's always going to be. But the point of collegiate athletics is to maximize exposure so as many as possible can benefit; not reduce that exposure to reward those whose parents chose wisely when they signed them up for pop warner.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I believe the COI was meeting||
I believe the COI was meeting Friday and Saturday. So I'd expect some word shortly.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Well, legends only exist in||
Well, legends only exist in our minds. Turns out we're all just dudes that screw stuff up every day we're alive. JoePa is no better than anyone else, and it's a bit of a shame that we as a society are surprised by that.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||The super detailed analysis||
The super detailed analysis by the Michigan fanbase is only the start. The next waves will be analysis by media and our rivals, and then by people who may not have had any opinions on Michigan. I fear this book will paint the program in a bad light for those that don't already hate us. Especially because no other program is, or has, gone so far to air their dirty laundry. Oh well....
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I'm not sure I buy this line||
I'm not sure I buy this line of thought since waiting to fire RR also disallowed us from initiating the coaching search. And there's no evidence that we were searching for coaches before RR was let go. Granted, Harbaugh and Miles probably wanted to wait till after their bowl games to seriously consider anything, but it's still not great to wait to start your search.
My thought is that hindsight is 20/20 and that's why people around the program are now saying "well sure, RR was as good as gone. DB must've been up to something sneaky by waiting" They can say that now, but did they REALLY think that before he was fired? I don't really think there was any mischief going on. Look at the blog in the week leading up to it - plenty of people that he would/should be retained. The firing wasn't a given necessarily. I'll keep my naivete and assume DB really wanted to give him one last shot.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||In case you missed my post||
In case you missed my post way up at the top, I'll mention again Serenity Accounting, which focuses entirely on non-profit accounting.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I actually just took an||
I actually just took an accounting class here in the DC area, and the teacher has his own accounting firm focusing solely on non-profits - Serenity Accounting. DC is kind of the epicenter of non-profits. The guy is kind of odd, but extremely capable and knows accounting inside and out. If you need accounting services that are specific to non-profits, I recommend him.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Is that Lloyd Brady in one of||
Is that Lloyd Brady in one of those pictures?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Didn't MSU's D-Line get false||
Didn't MSU's D-Line get false start called on them 2 or 3 times? I thought that was indication that we were mixing up the snap count and catching them on it. No?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I told myself all the same||
I told myself all the same things a year ago when I got a HTC MyTouch 4g. Nothing but problems. Fried SD card, laughable battery life, 2-4 hours everyday where I inexplicably have no data (no, it's not T-Mobile throttling my data), all kinds of connectivity issues to the Bluetooth in my car. Not to mention that the Android OS (Gingerbread and whatever was before it) are probably the most buggy pieces of software I've ever used. These things are immature as hell compared to Apple products. I'm an engineer also, and tried to convince myself of all the standard Android stuff for about 6 months. Then I gave up and now I'm super annoyed that T-Mobile won't carry the iPhone.
Best of luck to you, though....
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I'm a pretty frustrated||
I'm a pretty frustrated T-Mobile customer. Being on the only major carrier that refuses to carry one of the most popular electronic devices of all time, with over a year left on my contract, sucks. T-Mobile has carried the iphone in Europe for years now. No wonder the company is dwindling down to nothing. Will AT&T even want to take them over next year??? What a joke.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||If memory serves, there are||
If memory serves, there are MMB directors positioned around the field so that the members always have a director in their line of sight. They all direct all the time to make sure they're all continuously synced with each other. I think. Maybe that's just during halftime performances.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Absolutely. These running||
Absolutely. These running backs need to get their act together sometime, and against teams like we play in the next 3 games is the perfect time. It's also the perfect time to not put Denard in a position to get injured as much. We've GOT to have a rushing offense that doesn't rely on Denard, and from what I understand, that is easier to do from under center.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Will the coaching staff also||
Will the coaching staff also dress old-timey? Hoke in a suit and tie? Borges in a fedora?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I think the mocking of the||
I think the mocking of the language difficulties are the more interesting aspect than not knowing a lot about football. Of course there are lots of people, Asian or otherwise, who don't know a lot about football. The language difficulties of all his interviewees and the fun poked at them often centered around English-speaking difficulties that are typically unique to Asian non-native-English speakers. I think the fact that he sought out people with thick accents that spoke in a stereotypical way is much more ... interesting ... than the fact that he found people who don't know a lot about sports.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I assume you meant "hasN'T"?||
I assume you meant "hasN'T"? Unfortunately confusing typo.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Why multiply 107k by $55, and||
Why multiply 107k by $55, and not $70 as you said the tickets would cost in Scenario 1?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||It is unclear to me how tall||
It is unclear to me how tall the gentleman interviewing Molk is.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||This is one of the best sites||
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|3 years 30 weeks ago||This is one of the best sites||
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|3 years 30 weeks ago||This is one of the best sites||
This is one of the best sites year-in and year-out for any college football viewing questions:
NOTE that all times are in CENTRAL, however. Go ahead and bookmark it!
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Also a repository for||
Also a repository for photoshop photos? Or just real, serious, we're journalists photos?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Also, "their".||
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Buckle Up for the drive to||
Buckle Up for the drive to Michigan!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Wow, really subtle and||
Wow, really subtle and well-done!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I think we're allowed to||
I think we're allowed to think and assess for ourselves with regards to appropriate punishments for breaking MIP and DUI laws, all respect to Brian.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Whatever happened to Brian's||
Whatever happened to Brian's podcasts that featured the funky Michigan Replay theme song?? I loved those podcasts! I think he might've only done them for the 2009 season.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I thought the opposite.||
I thought the opposite. Looks bigger on TV to me.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Falcon 9 has only had 2||
Falcon 9 has only had 2 reportedly successful launches. Sorry, tired of the Elon Musk megalomania hype that the media has latched onto. The company as a whole has drained Elon's wallet and had two launches amid many failures. Yawn. Ok, unwelcome rant over...
[Edit: It wasn't I who negged you, Superstringer. I agree with everything else you had to say.]
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Wait until the team disperses||
Wait until the team disperses versus not 'dispersing'? Come on, that's beyond ticky-tack. Define 'disperse'. No matter how much people dislike Coach K, this cannot in good conscience be used against him.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Stepshow always seems to||
Stepshow always seems to start about 90 minutes prior to kickoff whenever I go.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||That's just how we did it for||
That's just how we did it for the DC Club. We're significantly farther from Ann Arbor than Columbus (~550 miles).
|3 years 35 weeks ago||They ship the food, and the||
They ship the food, and the facility where the event takes place does the final baking/preparation as needed.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||The DC Alumni Club has done||
The DC Alumni Club has done this a couple of times in recent years, and it's always a big hit; the food travels pretty well. If you're in the Columbus area, I highly recommend you go and support the scholarship fund!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||These people aren't||
These people aren't scientists, or "professionals." This is athletics, which to me, is entertainment. Bring on the show, boys. I got a laugh out of it.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I suspect that no one would||
I suspect that no one would ever be good enough for you, period.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I stood 6 feet from him and||
I stood 6 feet from him and the coaches last night in DC, and I can tell you that he did not behave as though he wished he were pointing to powerpoint slides or handing out presentation binders. He was engaging, frank, honest, and EXTREMELY snarky which is about as anti-corporate as you can get within the confines of decency (and something I enjoyed greatly - watch the videos of the event). I was very impressed.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Darn, I was working on||
Darn, I was working on posting my video to youtube! Would've had it up last night, except my last clip was more than 15 minutes long and youtube wouldn't let me upload it, and I couldn't get software to work that split it in two, yada yada. Anyway, I'm glad somebody was able to post this even if I missed out on the MGoSplendor and MGoAdulation.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I'm working on posting video||
I'm working on posting video of the entire event to youtube right now.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Hoke said 'No'. He was away||
Hoke said 'No'. He was away from the microphone, so Brandon repeated it for the sake of the crowd. I was right in front. Video coming soon, probably.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Holgorson is Stewart's||
Holgorson is Stewart's subordinate, not the other way around. Makes a difference to me.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I wouldn't assume that these||
I wouldn't assume that these radio talk show hosts know this information for sure.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||OTL appears to be on daily at||
OTL appears to be on daily at 3PM on ESPN. Set your DVRs for tomorrow!
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Isn't Outside the Lines a tv||
Isn't Outside the Lines a tv program on ESPN? I read the article, but didn't see any mention of when/how to see this on tv. I wanna see this in full 46" HD glory!
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Nebraska's RB isn't new per||
Nebraska's RB isn't new per se -- Rex Burkhead started two games last year, played in all 14, and put up 990 yards.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||You may be right about that;||
You may be right about that; I know they lost a decent amount of their OL. But they return all their flashy pieces aside from Greg Jones, which is easier to pick up on if you're the media, I suppose. OL aside, I'm still a little afraid of Cousins and their stable of RBs.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Compared to most other B10||
Compared to most other B10 teams, though, MSU is losing way less, especially on offense. It seems reasonable for them to get preseason hype within the league, especially considering OSU's troubles. I do agree, however, that they were supremely lucky last year and probably won't be as lucky this year. Here's to hoping that they'll NEED to be lucky, though.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Speaking of preview||
Speaking of preview magazines, anyone heard if Brian is again going to be the editor and main put-it-together-guy of the Maple Street Press preview mag? I'm used to reading weekly plugs to go put one on order around this time of the year...
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Doug Karsh? I typically like||
Doug Karsh? I typically like his mgoblue.com work.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I think the perhaps more||
I think the perhaps more telling bit from that article is that OSU refused to release communcations that might give an impression of the relationship between JT and Pryor's hometown 'mentor'. Obviously we have no idea what's contained therein, but if there was nothing, then we would indeed know that.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||There has been no word that||
There has been no word that the NCAA is investigating the new car issue, though, correct? Unless they've jumped in and haven't publicized it. As of now, though, it sounds like it's an Ohio BMV and OSU compliance office thing.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||The Columbus radio station||
The Columbus radio station alluded to new information about Tressel's history at YSU, also recruiting violations at OSU involving girls being made available, and I think some housing stuff. Just what I remember reading on this site; didn't listen to the radio first-hand.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Not sure what you mean by the||
Not sure what you mean by the friend account, but non-members can get tickets for $45. I should also say that tickets will be available at the door if you don't want to pre-order online. I doubt they'll turn people away, especially since the money goes to our scholarship fund.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Seems like IU has had||
Seems like IU has had consistently good recruiting under Tom Crean. For some reason, they can't put it together. Injuries have played a key role, I believe, but that's the case for most teams.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I believe they're going to||
I believe they're going to both Boston and NYC on Monday 6/13 after DC on the 12th. Busy 2 days for the guys.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||And there will be free food||
Free food and drinks (included with your $30 ticket, ahem)! If anyone has a problem with the menu, blame me - I was present for the menu tasting and selection at the Artisphere last night. Buy your tickets now!! OP was right - the event in 2009 was a blast with tons of accessibility to the coaches. Current ticket quota is 300, so there won't be too too many people and you'll be able to talk to the coaches pretty easily.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I think you're slightly off||
I think you're slightly off on your numbering... My post to yesterday's thread with my math:
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Not to mention that us||
Not to mention that us getting these MI/OH recruits means that MSU, OSU, and ND AREN'T getting them.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Shouldn't the second picture||
Shouldn't the second picture be 156? And the first picture should be 114 also, I think. If you look at the deltas between 1 & 2 and 2 & 3, they're not multiples of 7. I see that there are differences in counting the day of the games, but 152 is off by at least a few days no matter how you count, I think. The days are:
Today: Day 132
WMU: Day 246
MSU: Day 288
OSU: Day 330
That's all. I will move onto killing the spirit of something else now.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||The argument is that they||
The argument is that they weren't included in the NoA because they were given to Rife for free. Is there anybody alive that actually believes that all those additional items were given away for free to the guy who was paying other teammates handsomely for their items? Come on.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I'm most excited to see the||
I'm most excited to see the return of the red NEW boxes!!! Now I can filter through stuff I've already read! Thanks, Brian!
|3 years 48 weeks ago||"I was commenting on the fact||
"I was commenting on the fact that over time, those things should improve, because as players mature, they tend to cut down on their mistakes."
I wish this were true, but haven't we been hearing that exact same line about 1) turnovers and regression to the mean, 2) defense (it can't get any worse next year), and 3) field goal kicking (it can't get any worse, they're getting older) for two years now. Prior to 2009 I would have believed your assertion that things simply must get better with time by definition. Hopefully that will be the case this year with some of those items, but I've learned not to just assume improvement must occur because of experience.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||If you're up for a small road||
If you're up for a small road trip, Barber's Inn in downtown Saline is fantastic. John has been at it since 1979, and my brother, dad, and myself have all been customers either since he opened or were born, in my case. Saline's a nice place to visit, anyway.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||True. I don't think I've||
True. I don't think I've read a spring game recap of any team where the qb had a >50% completion rate. It really does seem like defenses always dominate in the spring (except for UM in 09 and 10...)
|3 years 50 weeks ago||You may be referring to an||
You may be referring to an SEC bias on ABC/ESPN from their analysts maybe, but a large chunk of their games are televised on CBS. Especially the Saturday afternoon games.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||If I were a B12 fan, I'd be||
If I were a B12 fan, I'd be less than pleased due to having to listen to Fox's team of NFL junkies fumble their way through a college broadcast. The last few years of the BCS bowl games on Fox have been excrutiating for people like me who are not NFLers.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||FYI, prior to the game BTN is||
FYI, prior to the game BTN is showing The Greatest Stories of Michigan Football, at 10:00 EDT:
Hail to the Victors: The Greatest Stories in Michigan Football chronicles the history of the storied University of Michigan football program through interviews with players, coaches and historians. From Heisman winners, to Rose Bowls, to coaches'legacies, "Hail to the Victors: The Greatest Stories in Michigan Football" gives viewers an in-depth look into the events that have made the Michigan football program what it is today."
|3 years 50 weeks ago||We're not going to agree on||
We're not going to agree on this topic which is fine, but I would just say that it's free information that is not available to you or I anywhere else, and that they did not have to post it. Take it or leave it, but no need to disparage the poster. They're allowed to have their own opinions (God knows everyone else does). I feel fortunate to get to read about what's happening in practice. At the end of the day, it's entertainment after all. I'll take it, warts and all, and not complain.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||You're the only one calling||
You're the only one calling him a "writer". Pretty much everyone else understands that he's a high school football coach reporting on what he saw over a few days of practice and speeches. I'm interested to hear why you're applying such high journalistic standards to a practice report from a HS coach. Not sure what he should have to do to earn credibility in your eyes. Have you read his prior posts, or followed the blog? Far as I know, he and his GBMW buddies are the only people who actually have ANY first-hand inside knowledge of practice, under Hoke or RR. If you deem that worthless, then your loss I guess. Stick around here for more David Foster Wallace-esque emo essays then, I guess. Those get us pretty far. /Rant
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Absolutely. Since when did||
Absolutely. Since when did mgoblog become the bastion of opinionless journalism!? Last I heard many of us were wondering when Brian was going to get out from his Hoke funk, but these guys compare the two staffs and ANGAR. Come on, at least these guys have actually MET the staff and seen them in action in practice.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||It's worth noting that this||
It's worth noting that this is but one practice report entry. They have many more (although not as long and in-depth as this one). I'd be shocked if everyone that isn't an enthusiastic mgoblog member doesn't find a lot of interesting or noteworthy information that could spur discussion on their forum. No, I have no affiliation with that blog whatsoever...
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I know it's not paywalled,||
I know it's not paywalled, but it seems a little more reasonable to send people to their site; I'm sure they feed off of page clicks like everyone else, grammar issues or not. Instructions for accessing their forum here:
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Sometimes it's fun to take an||
Sometimes it's fun to take an interest in something severly un-American, to be honest. Even if there's plenty of Eurotrash and odd-looking clothes sometimes, it's kind of nice to take a break from American sports and American fans. I will not, however, NOT take an interest in futbol! F1 fills my Eurotrash quota sufficiently.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Very much agree. From what I||
Very much agree. From what I can tell there hasn't been anything of comparable substance posted on this blog this spring, so beggars shouldn't be choosers when it comes to great information and insight.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Because if it's anyone's||
Because if it's anyone's business, it's yours!
I understand the interest from the view of being a fan and wanting to know everything possible about a program, but if they didn't break a law, you're probably not going to find out and that is their prerogative, rightly so.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||"Just got word institutions||
"Just got word institutions may not subscribe to Rivals. RT @ACCSports: Care to elaborate?"
Not sure what the significance is....
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The only disappointing seats||
The only disappointing seats I've had were in the low rows (<20ish). It's just so hard to see what's going on if it's not right in front of you. Ended up watching most of the game on the scoreboards. I've sat in the top row in the southwest corner, and those were surprisingly great. You can see the whole field and the plays develop from above. Only downside is questioning whether the entire band got kidnapped on the way to the stadium, because they might as well have.
I'm also anti-sun, so that's always a consideration for me. Leaving the game with the life baked out of you by the sun, and even your wallet is wet from all the sweat, is not ideal in my book.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Yeah, I see your point, I||
Yeah, I see your point, I think we just have different preferences. However, when I go to the site on my desktop browser, it does refresh because, well, I just opened it. So when I open the MGoDroid app, it would be nice if it updated so that I'm looking at fresh information. It doesn't need to update when I'm not using it, no, but I would prefer it update every time I open it like a desktop browser.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Sorry for the confusion. I||
Sorry for the confusion. I meant that when you go to the list of board posts/diaries/front page, you have to manually refresh to get the new posts/diaries/etc that have been added since the last refresh. Not releated to comments, but to the list of topics.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'm a beta user also, and am||
I'm a beta user also, and am very impressed with it. My suggesions so far would be:
- Something fewer than 3 clicks to switch between front page/diaries/board. Maybe have a button for each always present or something else that's easier than having to use the menu button plus two more screen clicks.
- I haven't seen a search function - that might be useful so as to not be lambasted for posting something that's already somewhere on the board.
- More account options, like update frequency, number of posts to show in the initial view, etc.
- More frequent refreshes (or like suggested above, make it user-specfied). It seems to go many many hours between refreshes (for example, between 11pm last night and right now, it hasn't auto-refreshed). Maybe that's my phone, though; I don't know for sure.
Overall, great work guys. Much better than going to the site on a mobile browser!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Android App||
Slightly off-topic, but site-related... Is the Android App still in the works? Someone affiliated with the blog sent out a call for people willing to test one in early March, and I emailed within minutes but never heard anything back. Anyone out there lucky enough to get a prototype of the app? Or know a timeline of when it might be ready for the population at large? I'm very eager for it...
|4 years 6 days ago||Will you be having the eggs||
Can I put you down for the eggs benedict or scones?
|4 years 6 days ago||Um, I think his point is that||
Um, I think his point is that the stats that people in these parts often trot out don't correlate to wins so why keep bringing them up? Those stats are often brought up in a vacuum, only looking at the rosy side of last year.
|4 years 6 days ago||"'Once we get the power play||
"'Once we get the power play down, then we'll go to the next phase. You know, because we're gonna run the power play.'…"
"The other secret [of the 2010 offense] is it was a power running offense, one more effective than anything Michigan's run in at least the last decade and probably a lot longer."
Sooooo...... what exactly is Brian worried about?
1) Hoke says he wants to run lots of power play
2) Brian frets
3) Brian says the 2010 offense was a power running offense
4) Brian frets some more
I beg to be set straight on Brian's worry regarding the running game. Also, regarding consistency: "Getting Michigan's offense to go from explosive but inconsistent..." I will note that inconsistency only really seemed to be a problem when the defense had a pulse. Just my observation.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Why should I be happy that we||
Why should I be happy that we cancelled a 7v7 and what does that have to do with this story?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||What do you notice that's||
What do you notice that's missing from those emails? Any request from the tipster that Tressel keep the information confidential. That request didn't come for another two weeks. Tressel's defense that he was trying to protect the integrity of the investigation is obviously bogus as shown in these emails. If he WAS told to keep it quiet somewhere else, then he should submit that evidence, too.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||A friend and loyal mgoblog||
A friend and loyal mgoblog reader who somehow won't sign up to post, has eaten 13 on Fat Tuesday before. Also has eaten 2 Chipotle burritos in one sitting. Alas he plays hockey and is skinny as a rail.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I agree. Good information,||
I agree. Good information, presser at 7:00 tonight. Should be interesting regardless of which direction it takes.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||The AD hasn't made any||
The AD hasn't made any official statements yet, though, right? They may still end up denying it when that statement is made. Even if they deny it, it's probably prudent of them to at least address the rumor (if they see it as such) in their appeal.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||At first glance, this||
At first glance, this suggests the opposite to me. If they're folding this new information into an appeal to the original accusations, then that suggests OSU thinks the NCAA overreacted/is overreacting. If they had dropped the appeal, then that would suggest OSU realizes that they stand on shaky ground and they need to start making nice to the NCAA. I think what you posted suggests either nothing, or the opposite of what you stated (EDIT: back when you had the thread titled 'This proves 100% that OSU is guilty').
|4 years 3 weeks ago||But what's the contract||
But what's the contract situation like with Fios and such? I thought that was the only advantage cable still had - that you didn't need to sign a multi-year contract and you can cancel at any time for no penalty.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I've got Comcast in||
I've got Comcast in Arlington, and the package which contains BTN as well as a bunch of other sports channels (ESPNU, Fox Sports, lots of MLB, NHL, and NBA games, etc), is just $6.95 a month. Well worth it for me. Plus, a lot of those channels will be going to HD in the next month, notably, BTN. Very excited about that! Comcast is still Comcast though, for all that entails. Although the sports package is just $6.95, the normal digital package you put that on top of, plus DVR rental, is quite expensive. For normal, non-HBO-type channels, plus sports, I pay close to $100 a month. No internet or phone bundled with that. That includes DVR and HD service.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Gandy Dancer? Really? Their||
Gandy Dancer? Really? Their website says it was built in 1886, when Kahn was just 17.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Most certainly is.||
Most certainly is.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Clever, +1. I am of Finnish||
Clever, +1. I am of Finnish descent like Eero, so maybe I should.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||And my favorite airport||
And my favorite airport terminal building, Terminal A at Dulles International Airport, right down the road from me. Unfortunately it's not really used as a terminal; only for check-in, not even security anymore. But it's still a gorgeous building to walk into.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Don't forget about another,||
Don't forget about another, also-famous architect's presence on campus: that of Eero Saarinen. He developed an early master plan for North Campus, as well as designing a number of buildings including the school of music.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Yeah, I just can't jump on||
Yeah, I just can't jump on that bandwagon - if MSU loses, they have the same conference record as us. They are NOT shoe-ins for the tourney no matter what Tim thinks. We ARE competing with them for a spot in the tourney. If they win today but lose on Saturday, they could still get in ahead of us. I'm rooting for Iowa for sure.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I find Tweetdeck to be the||
I find Tweetdeck to be the best for combining all your social networking streams (Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, etc, all in the same combined, clear feed). Also, I just downloaded Tune In Radio as suggested by S FL Wolverine above - awesome!!! +1
|4 years 5 weeks ago||OT comment... I'm wondering||
I'm wondering if I've missed any news regarding the "New" tag that used to be applied to new posts in thread everytime you refreshed or visited a thread. The 'New' in red letters was a huge help for me in skimming through and finding new posts that I hadn't seen before. OK, carry on with the hockey-watching (I'm streaming the Wings right now at http://www.sportshunter.tv/watch/50904/1/watch-florida-panthers-vs-detroit-red-wings.html -- up 2-1, first intermission).
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Strictly speaking, Cincy is a||
Strictly speaking, Cincy is a BCS school, although they do not present the same recruiting challenge to OSU as MSU does to UM.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Sounds like it was||
Sounds like it was kidney problems due to an excessively difficult workout:
Wonder if that makes potential recruits and their parents re-think how they will be treated at Iowa...
(EDIT: sorry, I couldn't get the link to work. Running Safari and still having all sorts of malware issues. You can copy and paste the URL yourself...)