|11 hours 2 min ago||After yesterday, I don't||
After yesterday, I don't really consider this to be OT.
please let the Profiles in courage begin first thing in the AM
|11 hours 25 min ago||I feel like the Funchess||
I feel like the Funchess thing is the same problem this staff has had and continues to bite them in the ass. The kid looked like a hell of a WR from day 1, and they turned him into a bad-to-fair-to-good TE and after 2 full years finally put him at WR. Imagine if they had him at WR for those 2 years and how polished he'd be now. Probably wouldn't have one-handed that slant DG threw that led to the INT vs Utah.
So we have
This staff clearly makes questionable personnel decisions that affect the players and the team.
I can't get behind benching a guy whom has demonstrated the ability to play well at this level for a guy that at this point has shown absolutely no glimmer that he can sustain a drive, let alone several of them.
|11 hours 55 min ago||Yes, Morris was worse than||
Yes, Morris was worse than Gardner. Yes, Gardner may give us a better chance to win.
OK, this is when I stopped reading.
|16 hours 5 min ago||oh I'm not expecting any of||
oh I'm not expecting any of them.
I'm just not gonna buy the bullshit rhetoric from any new HC, even if it is those guys.
|16 hours 39 min ago||No matter who we get, be it||
No matter who we get, be it Miles, Harbaugh, other Harbaugh, or the ghost of FH Yost, I'm not climbing any fucking bandwagons. I'm not gonna tip them over, but I'm not gonna be sold on them either.
Just STFU and show me the wins. Get the team to be competant and get the ficking wins.
|18 hours 15 min ago||50% higher than Hagerup you||
50% higher than Hagerup you say? That's impressive on multiple fronts.
|18 hours 25 min ago||1) When can we expect the 1st||
1) When can we expect the 1st Profiles in Courage (Cronyism?)? There are only 2 sources of hope: 1 the (0-0) conference record (which isn't much- we're the fucking Cubs now), and 2) PiC from Brian
2) After all the RR shit in contrast to the way everyone slobbered on Hoke at the beginning, I don't want to hear the "program insiders" say a fucking word. Go out and get the best guy. Period. Where are all the program alums and jagoff bluebloods that thought Hoke was gods gift to M? Awfully fucking quiet now- and you should stay that way.
3) Get the guy from TAMU. If they even had a chance to pull Bo from A2 back in 1982, then I say we have a great chance to get him. Dude walked into Texas and handed the Longhorns their fucking lunch, walked into the SEC and beat Bama and played with that conference for 2-3 years, and they can get young guys (esp QBs) to play well.
Get it the fuck done, Brandon. Or someone get Brandon done.
|1 day 10 hours ago||a well-coached spread punt||
a well-coached spread punt formation might have had more people on the return man there.
|1 day 10 hours ago||what was the story with that?||
what was the story with that? did Gm get that penalty? what happened to a sideline warning with no penalty? anyone in the stands have more details?
|1 day 11 hours firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1 day 15 hours ago||I remember dropping Terrance||
I remember dropping Terrance Taylor into coverage too. That was the app st game
|1 day 17 hours ago||in 25 years, we'll all be||
in 25 years, we'll all be looking at these scores the way we look at the Penn-Columbia and Yale-Dartmouth scores today
|1 day 18 hours ago||Fuck the b10, I say they drop||
Fuck the b10, I say they drop to 1-aa like the Ivy League. They can play a full round robin and the 2 leagues send the champs to a title bowl game.
|1 day 22 hours ago||So this is an thing. Ok. And||
So this is an thing. Ok. And only 350 for a telephone. What a deal
|3 days 11 hours ago||Negative, Ghost Rider. the||
Negative, Ghost Rider. the pattern is full
I feel the need. The need. For. Speed.
you people disappoint me with your lack of Top Gun references.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Juneau was the man.I have||
Juneau was the man.I have lots of friends from RPI- almost went there myself
|3 days 23 hours ago||2 things come to mind: 1)||
2 things come to mind:
1) well, the CBs scored as many TDs in the ND games as the offense
2) hindisght is always 20/20, eh coach? I mean, I'm glad they are willing to make a change, but, much like the OL last year, I wish these coaches would be able to avoid mistakes like these by knowing their personnel and how they fit into the scheme. If countess is such a good nickle, play him there. either way (at nickle or boundry) peppers will have a learning curve.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Yeah me too. Had rpi tix from 83-92||
Yeah me too. Had rpi tix from 83-92
|4 days 13 hours ago||they were the best team I've||
they were the best team I've ever seen, except for maybe the 95-97 M teams (who aren't in the bracket- a big oversight IMO) and the Maine 91-93 teams. Maybe the Dryden Cornell teams, but I never saw them play myself.
The 85 RPI team had several NHLers including Darren Puppa (G), John Carter (RW) and eventual HOFer Adam Oates. That team was dominant.
|6 days 7 hours ago||And that explains the lack of TV timeouts||
And that explains the lack of TV timeouts
|6 days 8 hours ago||well, they must not have had||
well, they must not have had a lot of commercials in those broadcasts.
|6 days 8 hours ago||You are one sadistic SOB||
You are one sadistic SOB
|6 days 9 hours ago||that Ball State game in Nov||
that Ball State game in Nov 2006 was also not televised, unless you had comcast IIRC.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I was a FR in '95 (19 hundred||
I was a FR in '95 (19 hundred ya jerks) and I recall the memphis and/or miamiU games that year being not televised. I remember b/c it was a big difference b/t televised and non-televised games back then re: TV timeouts.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I'm as old as the mgomatrix itself.||
I'm as old as the mgomatrix itself.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Is that Bing Crosby I hear?||
Is that Bing Crosby I hear?
|1 week 1 day ago||Can einhorn be fickle?||
Can einhorn be fickle?
|1 week 1 day ago||At this point, there is||
At this point, there is nothing any B10 team can do to get into the playoff. The B10 is bad and it should feel bad.
And personally, let it burn. M is turrible, the rest of the league lost (OSU- by proxy thanks to ECU beating VT). I hope everyone goes 4-4 in both divisions, no one can figure out the tie breakers and they cancel the title game.
|1 week 2 days ago||THE State Univerity of New||
THE State Univerity of New York
|1 week 2 days ago||Profiles In Heroism oh shit||
Profiles In Heroism
oh shit I forgot about those. it's depressing to think about those again, but they were a light in a dark foggy bog of nothingness.
|1 week 2 days ago||55-6 mich||
|1 week 3 days ago||Section 1 but I would ask||
but I would ask that all +1s go to DarkerBlue
|1 week 3 days ago||yeah, RS So in this 2nd||
yeah, RS So in this 2nd start... new enough for me - especially with a new OC
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, this speaks to a point||
Yeah, this speaks to a point I realized 5-6 years ago and I think Brian may have overlooked (giving the WRs a 4 overall, IIRC from the season previews). And that is this:
Having inexperienced WRs is usually a very bad thing for an offense. Nievely, one might think- "hey it's not that hard, run the route you're supposed to run. Young guys play at WR a lot and there's a bit less of a learning curve needed for the position (compared to safety, OL and QB anyway)."
But these days WRs need to be on the same page as the QB and the rest of the team- their mistakes are deadly at times too (see that WR screen that Chesson blocked the wrong guy). See the bad routes. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that having all new WRs (including Funchess to a limited extent) is about as bad as having a new starter at QB. I thought 5 was high, and 3 seems more reasonable- maybe 3.5 given the potential of #1- but remember he's kind of new to the position too.
|1 week 3 days ago||well, considering this is||
well, considering this is like the 1st time the backs have actually seen what an open hole looks like, maybe they literally didn't know one when they saw one?
|1 week 3 days ago||Fielding H. Yost ain't||
Fielding H. Yost ain't walking thru that door.
Fritz Crisler ain't walking thru that door
BO SCHEMBECHLER AIN"T WALKING THRU THAT DOOR!
the problems wiht the M football team won't be fixed by anyone but Brady Hoke & Co. there is no new scheme on D- just more tight coverage techniques and Jake Ryan in the middle. The D is deep, fairly talented and VERY experienced. The O is a clusterfuck, but hopefully can become mediocre. M is still looking at 8 wins, but can get to 9. Utah and Minnesota and @ Rutgers will give us some good info.
|1 week 4 days ago||My belief of Michigan's||
My belief of Michigan's record pre-season and what it is now hasn't changed.
so you had the ND game penciled in as a blowout loss? at the very least a solid loss, but perhaps you interepret this game as saying that ND is better than you thought, rather than M is worse than you may have thought preseason?
|1 week 6 days ago||who's he gonna call? the||
who's he gonna call? the ghostbusters?
both his coordinators are on the sideline withi him.
|1 week 6 days ago||why have none of you gone||
why have none of you gone right to the A-1 sure fire source for all M coaching search info?
That's right.... I'm talking about none other than the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Kirk H. W. Herbstreet III, MD, DDS, ASPCA, Esq. Junyah
He's never steered us wrong before.
|1 week 6 days ago||their right to be||
their right to be employed.
WTF man. you're an idiot
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||MSU- they all the pieces, and||
MSU- they all the pieces, and solid if not dominant D, quality OL and a returning starter at QB.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||You guys are making me feel||
You guys are making me feel LOADS better about the rest of the season.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||I don't think Ryan is even on||
I don't think Ryan is even on the team anymore. He make NO fucking impact whatsoever.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||We don't get to "fire"||
We don't get to "fire" Brandon.
Well shit- you mean all this paper work I've ben filling out all night is for nothing?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I mean, you can do what you||
I mean, you can do what you want, but on tv you'll just blend right in with all the nd people. Won't be able to tell you apart, so I don't see the point
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I like the cut if your jib, op||
I like the cut if your jib, op
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Most Enjoyed - Purdue/Navy||
Most Enjoyed - Purdue/Navy (tie)
of course you enjoy those the most.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here is my token appearance||
Here is my token appearance in an academic thread.
Interesting what schools show up when Michigan is selected- ivies, MIT and stanford, etc.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||M 36<br>ND 20||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||it's that way b/c if you||
it's that way b/c if you think about team A that went 1-2, team B that went 2-1, team C that went 0-0-3, and team D went 0-3-0 ... how do you rank them via win %? IOW, you have to get credit for a tie b/c it's better than a loss (but worse than a win).
And it's not really "nothing" either. A game was played, it should be reflected in your win %age- it literally counts as equal parts win and loss.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||On that play just after this||
On that play just after this PP:
"Anyway, I though the linebackers were not so good. The first play from scrimmage could have been a TFL as Clark blew up a tackle and forced the RB to a dead stop, but by that time Bolden was on the ground and Ryan had run himself way outside the hashes as the backside LB."
Yes, Ryan overpersued a bit, but he had a long way to go thru a lot of traffic. I can't fault him for that and I think this might be the main reason (his ability to get thru traffic- either shedding a direct block or weaving thru a mess as he did here) that they moved him inside.
Howevah, after this PP:
"So Michigan put Clark at MLB and had him pick an OL and go donkey him. This worked pretty great. Not many people are going to take a 280-pound train coming at their face and not stumble backwards. Clark impacted a guard, blew him back, and immediately forced cutbacks to unblocked guys…"
Ryan seemed to attack a spot where the FB was vacating. He shed the block quickly, but I always thought LBers were taught to move right if they see moving across their face to the right. That's probably not his direct read & react (I assume these are, read: OL in run block mode == react: to attack). IDK tho.
either way, it was a troubling day for the LBers and this confirmed it. Too bad we lose one for ND.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Why do limes NOT have seeds,||
Why do limes NOT have seeds, but lemons do?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I thought we were playing the||
I thought we were playing the Lemons this week?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||FYP||
* regional rivalry
|2 weeks 6 days ago||christ, that makes me feel||
crist, that makes me feel even worse about last years OL.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Doctor, eh? Heh he... Ehh glad I'm not sick...||
Doctor, eh? Heh he... Ehh glad I'm not sick...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||OH YEEEEAAHH!!!!||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Antonio Bass||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I really likes Smith b/c||
I really likes Smith b/c Green still goes down with an arm tackle at the waist and still gets turned around at times (not square to the LOS). I think the line opened up big holes for both, but expecially for Green to start the 3rd QTR.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Both had good holes at times,||
Both had good holes at times, but I really thought the opposite. The tape has the true story.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||seemed like a really bad call||
seemed like a really bad call to me- he just jumped over the guys and got flipped.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||DG98 had a great line, but||
DG98 had a great line, but he's shown that capability before. Still, it was nice to hear about the Qb position being coached up over the last few months and it's nice to have a 5th year guy at QB with his athleticism. I like that we have a QB coach on the sidelines.
I didn't like the QB keeper in the 3rd QTR, but overall a well called game: pass and spread it around to set up the run in the 2nd QTR. Given our strengths and experience, that's the way to go.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Middle of the DL seemed like||
Middle of the DL seemed like a weakness and JMFR at MLB still seems like a giant ?, but overall VERY encouraged.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||terminal boneitis?||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Let the debate begin: Gardner||
Let the debate begin: Gardner or Morris?
Srsly: I liked Smith more than Green- Green had holes the size of a small moon, Smith can take a hit and keep going. Green still goes down on 1st contact. I liked the cuts smith made more, but Green did have a solid opening series in teh 2nd half.
OL was encouraging, IMO a few major mistakes but they controlled the LOS. The M D is OUTSTANDING.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||yep. I'd like to sumit a||
yep. I'd like to sumit a request to NOT have spiders on the front page. If I want the heebie-jeebies, I'll just read the OL preview again.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||NEED CONTENT. FEED ME MOAR||
NEED CONTENT. FEED ME MOAR CONTENT.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree re: Borges. It was||
I agree re: Borges. It was baffling how transparently bad it was- much like GERG a few years ago.
As a result, I also have to question Hoke's ability to get people under him who are truely great coordinators/coaches. We all know Hoke is a CEO-delegator type coach. the polar opposite of the Saban-like micro manager. Clearly, his best qualitites are his dedication to his players, staff and Michigan and his ability to gain support from the program alums, boosters, etc (something that is completely overlooked in all HC hiring decisions, IMO). But if he's gonna be the delegator-type, he better damned well hire great coordinators and position coaches and KNOW when they are fucking up. He's so far 1 for 2 in the coord. dept, and seems to be doing well getting good position coaches (the DL guy who went off to OU, the whole defensive staff apparently, but who knows about Funk, Jackson at this point in his career, and the other staff now working under an OC they likely don't know from Adam).
I think it's a big year for the program partly b/c the schedule isn't that difficult- it's just polarized with little toss ups. The 3 road games make the schedule seem brutal, but the other 9 and very very winnable. 9-3 should be the floor, unless DG98 gets injured. Maybe they go 0-3 in the big road games, maybe 1-2 but lose a home game to PSU or Maryland.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I can't imagine having a||
I can't imagine having a better punting situation than what we have now- an A punter in Haggerup who is a 5th year SR and a capable, reliable and consistent back up who did a solid job last year in Wile.
And a 4 at FG is a bit much for an unproven guy at FGs under 35 yards.
I also thought 5 was a bit much at QB, but whatevs/
|3 weeks 2 days ago||who is broadcasting the||
who is broadcasting the "event" and who is saying there's a ton of suspense?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||FOOTBAAAAAWWW||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||All true, but also on par||
All true, but also on par with most cfb teams at a few position groups every year.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Necessary Rougness and||
and that one with Robin Wiliams and Kurt Russell from like 1983
|4 weeks 6 days ago||BEST AVATAR EVER||
BEST AVATAR EVER
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I know where you're coming||
I know where you're coming from- historically there is no other teams I'd rather beat than 1) OSU 2) ND
but the facts of the matter are these:
the MSU game is 1000 times more important than any other game except OSU and PSU going forward.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was about to post the exact||
I was about to post the exact same thing. Given 1) the OLs amazing amount of youth 2) they seem to have a decent amount of experience (it, more than ZERO) and 3) the new OC with new philosophy etc, we should see significant improvement as the year wears on.
The biggest thing, IMO is that they have 2 more MONTHS before it gets Real (TM). The season schedule sets up nicely- ND doesn't really matter and we have @ Rutgers and Minn before the UTL III vs PSU- then the BYE before @MSU on 10/25- that's about 10 weeks.
Given the division allignment, all that matters is beating MSU and OSU to get to the Title Game. 10 weeks to get the OL's shit together for the MSU game.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Ambiguous thread titles make||
Ambiguous thread titles make me nervous, but I rolled the dice and it came up SFW.
Everythings coming up Milhouse tonight!
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Brandon is NEVER going to||
Brandon is NEVER going to fire Hoke, never ever. Why?
b/c he's the guy who hired him. how many ADs get to hire a 2nd coach in their tenure after firing the guy he hired? IOW, if Hoke gets shitcanned, I kind of doubt DB will be trusted to make another hire. but yeah, I agree with you.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||don't jump down the guys||
don't jump down the guys throat- he just wants to know how the OL pieces are fitting together.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||1991 LT Greg Skrepanek||
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Sounds like Dymonte Thomas||
Sounds like Dymonte Thomas RSing was a good idea then?
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I think you each did an||
I think you each did an excellent job with that decision and deserve to have your paycheck doubled
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Is it possible to make the||
Is it possible to make the background dark and text light? (Like blackle - would save some battery life)
|5 weeks 1 day ago||that's what I assumed, but I||
that's what I assumed, but I mean, bad hops happen and on a decent field I don't think it would be an issue. Slowing the ball down, sure- and I know training happens indoors mostly b/c it required more skill to control the ball on hardwood.
Have you played FH on FieldTurf? I was skeptical about the surface for baseball, but I played on it once and I did a total 180- it's a great surface. the rubber pellets aren't as much of an issues as one would think (tho I'm sure a FH stick sliding ont he surface would spray up the rubber).
I mean, the game I'm sure developed on grass- I would think short cut grass would be ideal. but Astroturf? ick
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure the same study||
I'm sure the same study could be done in the reverse, and in any case all that would tell you is that sexuality is more of a continuous spectrum that what one might initially think:
"Always straight, never felt any different" <----> "tried both ended up with this" <----> "tried both always seemed on the fence" <-------> "tried both ended up with that" <----> "Always gay, never felt any different"
Not to mention that there would be so many factors that one could attribute to the change (even in a longitudinal study - societal changes, environment, etc) that simply attributing any changes to "choice" would be incorrrect.
either way, none of those stops on the spectrum are inherently more immoral than the other.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||do you understand what a||
do you understand what a longitudinal study is? b/c this isn't one and thus your interpretation of this data set is very likely wrong.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||OK, but that doesn't support||
OK, but that doesn't support one side of the debate or the other, so what's your point?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"Younger Americans three||
"Younger Americans three times more likely than seniors to identify as LGBT"
so what conclusion do you draw from this?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I am LITERALLY getting a bag||
I am LITERALLY getting a bag of popcorn, kicking the kids off the TV and watching this PC like it's dubya-dubya-III
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Texas a&m Georgia tech||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||but seriously, did he get the||
but seriously, did he get the RS?
also, any word on Antonio Bass getting back to 100%?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||why is old school astrotuft||
why is old school astrotuft required for FH? just so the ball can roll? I mean, why not grass or modern fieldturf- that stuff actually is low resistance and gets tamped down pretty easily so IDK why it's not used in every sport these days.
Also, why isn't soccer into FT?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||stop the presses||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||WR1 looks like||
WR1 looks like Tacopantspepper- he's so tall it looks like he's on the line, but I think his feet are a yard or 2 short.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well yeah... Look, it's as||
Well yeah... Look, it's as much a choice as your hair color. They all accept and love gingers as people but disagree with their choice to express their hair color choice by not constantly dying it their entire lives. The worst of it is they are not open to change their viewpoints due to any amount of evidence. Honestly, what would one need to see in order to be convinced that homosexuality is a choice?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||how close have some of us||
how close have some of us been to knocking out an obnoxious loud mouth semi-hammered low life who had been yelling all kinds of inappropriate shit for 2+ straight hours at a sporting event?
no one should justify his actions, but I don't think it's appropriate to revel in the consequences of those actions either
|5 weeks 3 days ago||better old than dead just||
better old than dead
just kidding man... but not really
|5 weeks 3 days ago||agree. and FTR, Zeus can't||
agree. and FTR, Zeus can't hit a curveball
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was a slot||
I thought it was a slot receiver joke
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Stop trying to shove your||
Stop trying to shove your sobriety down our throats man
|5 weeks 4 days ago||At this point I'm not excited||
At this point I'm not excited about any ONE TE (Butt, Bunting or the kid from CT), but the amount of talent Hoke is bringing in at the position is extraordinary- unless you're Penn State.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||NOBODY liked Navarre.||
NOBODY liked Navarre. NO-BOD-EE liked that dude. I assumed he went door to door in A2 pissing in everyones corn flakes the second he signed his LOI.
Henne was loved, So was Henson till he signed with the Yankees. Griese just never did anything at all till Senior year.
Brady- I don't even want to get into that discussion again
|5 weeks 5 days ago||yikes||
Looks like Brian picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||LG is reporting 75 deg water||
LG is reporting 75 deg water temps, which is refreshing (but a bit chilly for the fickle). any other lake in the area is likely warmer.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||does the AAUM need locals to||
does the AAUM need locals to help with anything? I live 20mins from the camp
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I just..... The numbers. Why||
I just..... The numbers. Why not just blue with an out line in maize?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||you know what would be subtle||
you know what would be subtle and classic yet classic and give us a WOW factor? just heading out there under the lights in blue pants. maybe with numbers that are blue with a thick maize outline. matte blue helmets, with glossy maize wings. no announcement. change after warm ups so the crowd goes nuts when the run out under the M club banner.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||paisley is back...||
paisley is back...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's strange how these days||
It's strange how these days the RB position has been so devalued. I realize we have huge OL issues and agree that this top 5 could be the entire OL corps, but it's weird to see a M team with no proven RB not have a spot on this list.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone know if the Team||
Does anyone know if the Team USA hockey scrimmages are open to the public? I'd like to head up to Placid want watch the USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m game. Do they charge admission?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not expert in soccer, but||
I'm not expert in soccer, but it was playing slow allegedly. I saw a few balls passed across the field was was king of schocked at how quickly the ball slowed down with a few bounces on the field. players were catching up to leading balls very easily.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||I agree- sometime in the mid||
I agree- sometime in the mid 90s by KJ, probably 93-94-95 and it eventually caught on in the mainstream bu 99-00-01
|7 weeks 4 days ago||on 1914, the other 40% didn't||
on 1914, the other 40% didn't graduate HS. Also, the utility of teaching Latin to all HS students is dubious at best.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||IDK man, 7-6 might just do||
IDK man, 7-6 might just do it. Think about it- that's either 6-6 and a win in a crappy bowl or 7-5 with a loss in a slightly-better-than-crappy bowl.
The schedule this year looks pretty tough b/c the big 3 are all on the road- but realize that M skips Wisco, Iowa AND Neb from the West division this year. The home schedule is infamously turrible.
M should have a floor of 9-3 this year. 8-4 is worst case scenario.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||And tell him it's gonna cost||
And tell him it's gonna cost him double. And tell him this thing is beautiful. And tell him I'm being a nice guy. And tell him he dresses like a gigolo. Yeah. No! Tell him--tell Brian that having a sexy female assistant is such. A terrible. Cliche.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||who made the decision to let||
who made the decision to let paisley come back?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||they make these for most||
they make these for most states, i'd imagine. Non-liscenced state specific for several universities. Quality isn't great, IMO
|8 weeks 2 days ago||the amateurism in college||
the amateurism in college football is one of its most attractive parts.
I used to think this too, but upon actually thinking about it, changed my mind
|8 weeks 2 days ago||this is the absolute fucking||
this is the absolute fucking truth
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Great schedule. Wish they'd||
Great schedule. Wish they'd play within 3 hrs of me, but hey Boston is a cool road trip
|8 weeks 3 days ago||blues bros. has been going on||
blues bros. has been going on since at least the late 90s- not quite as organized, but they'd always play it during one of the intermissions. At some point in 97ish or so, superfan (without his costume, just a fuzzy water buffalo hat at most) would start dancing a la Jake Blues in the movie. eventually, it became a thing and the half the students would join in.
not sure what the hat throwing thing was
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I can't even tell if this is||
I can't even tell if this is serious, lol
|8 weeks 3 days ago||re: "Embracing debate" is||
re: "Embracing debate" is tolerating all sorts of things you shouldn't.
the same thing happens when people want to "debate" evolution or "debate" global climate change. It's bullshit to consider both sides b/c there is only one side: the fucking truth. This is why most scientists turn down formal debates - it legitimizes the bullshit by just being on the same stage. Many people didn't think Bill Nye should have debated that nut job a few months ago.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||ManU||
ManU it is then.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||ownSSah||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||leave it to a Virginia grad||
leave it to a Virginia grad to make the most cogent point on the board.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Gretzky or Lemieux?||
Gretzky or Lemieux?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||the equivalent of a MLB||
the equivalent of a MLB season? so 1.5-2 minor league years?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||of course a few guys who||
of course a few guys who could have signed decent minor league developmental contracts go on to play NCAA baseball, but generally that's b/c they value the educational opportunities- which is why it's such a good fit. the purpose of NCAA baseball (and every other sport besides the Big 3) is not 1st and foremost professional development and generally speaking the kids who choose NCAA over available alternatives (CND Major Jr, MLS, mLB) understand that.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||and almost all of those guys||
and almost all of those guys spent a significant amount of time in the minors before they made it to MLB. that's the point.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||What is the purpose for your||
What is the purpose for your proposal, in 1-2 sentences? B/c it reads as, "to have NCAA D-I soccer become a pro-development league on par w/ MLS or Euro-academies."
I don't think the NCAA is interested at all in structuring sports for the sole purpose of becoming top developmental leagues for world class atheltics. Basketball and football turned into developmental leagues by circumstance, not design ... and hockey- hell IDK how to explain that.
I think NCAA soccer 'remaining' relevant is a moot point- it's completely irrelevant now on a global skill level at least. It's like NCAA baseball- sure, a few guys can make a jump to MLB, but that's like once in a decade kind of circumstances. NCAA baseball is not a relevant league on a global skill level - but it fills it's niche by taking hard working, well skilled if undersized kids and late bloomer-type kids who want to use what baseball skills they have to gain opportunities ouside of (playing) sports. Sure some very talented kids play in the South/West but primarily mLB developes them, not NCAA. One could argue that it's the same in hockey, but to a lesser extent (more guys go right to the NHL from NCAA, but most still take a year or 2 to develop in the AHL, etc).
The bottom line is, the NCAA doesn't see itself as a pro-developmental sports league (in spite of basketball and football becoming the defacto- developmental leagues). I would say it is right in doing so.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't think they're going||
I don't think they're going to be able to control the environmental conditions for the ice inside the arena if they build it split In half like that
|9 weeks 2 days ago||saw this once, thought it was hilarious:||
it ain't art and it ain't fair
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm of the opinion that||
I'm of the opinion that Urban's pitch here will only sell to kids whom they already have in the bag.
To a kid who wants to hear about OSU b/c he isn't sold yet, 20-30mins of Michigan talk is not going to be all that impressive.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||by "here," do you mean||
by "here," do you mean "Earth?"
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I was curious about that too,||
I was curious about that too, and you know, there's a "best of both worlds" scenario where they open it to the public, but send coupons for free food and drinks to the season ticket holders.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I hate so much about the||
I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||if all goes well, my daughter||
if all goes well, my daughter may be in her FR year at Michigan. *SHUDDERS*
|9 weeks 6 days ago||sounds about right. well||
sounds about right. well done, justice system & law enforcement.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||christ, it's part vag *AND*||
christ, it's part vag *AND* part penis. well played, whoever designed it. well played indeed.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for||
eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for the privilege of getting batteries thrown at you and grandmothers flipping you off. Not to mention the really obnoxious loudmouth fans that hit the tailgate too hard. plus, M will likely be an 7-10pt dog.
IDK, live sporting events are just not my thing anymore. these days, the prices as so high people think they are entitled to do and yell anything they want in the stands and it grinds my gears. It's a liscence to get drink in public and be an asshole. No shame in people anymore. get off my lawn.
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Totally disappointed I missed||
Totally disappointed I missed a contest of this magnitude- when is the 5th place game on?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||b/c Stanford is one of the||
b/c Stanford is one of the top 4-6 teams in the country over the last 4-5 years?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||not all of them- just the||
not all of them- just the Sarah McLoghlin one
|10 weeks 3 days ago||And who's making the "RR||
And who's making the "RR appreciation" thread? Bill Martin appreciation? Mary Sue Coleman appreciation?
how about the Hello: New Prez post?
this could be a whole new revenue stream for the blog
|10 weeks 3 days ago||this post puts a serious hole||
this post puts a serious hole in my "Dave Brandon is the AntiChrist" hypothesis.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||historically low interest||
historically low interest rates?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||each or for the pair?||
each or for the pair?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Ok, so what if you *tried* to||
Ok, so what if you *tried* to be a DD?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry||
Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry to hear such bad news. At this point it probably feels like someone ripped your leg off your body- but in time you learn to deal with it and realize that the reason it hurts so much is b/c of how much you meant to each other. Good luck
|10 weeks 5 days ago||*sigh* I'll take "all members||
*sigh* I'll take "all members of the OL" for 2000, Alex
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree you guys, maybe||
Totally agree you guys, maybe if hoke would lose 20 lbs and would wear a headset, we'd be in the title game for sure.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Can people just STFU about||
Can people just STFU about gawdammed headset already? jesus fuck
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You know, I feel like I need||
You know, I feel like I need to have a 17th convo about Antonio Bass, how good he could have been, how well he could have done in RR's offense and if his knee could be healed by now- quality depth amirite?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||you obviously need a||
you obviously need a hug
around the neck
with a rope
|11 weeks 5 days ago||*shakes head and walks||
*shakes head and walks away*
.. Fucking Navarre
|11 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||TRUE PATRIOT LOVE I||
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
I remember at halftime when Rice came to play M in 2000 and their band annoucned they were about to play the State of Michigan Anthem (everyone rose)- and started to play OH CANADA. It got a good laugh
|11 weeks 6 days ago||lol I just looked it up too||
lol I just looked it up too 11-10. IDK, I was 8.
I was surprised cause M was shitty that year and RPI was off a nat'l title they year before. they lsot a lot from that team but dang.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||wow, I don't remember M||
wow, I don't remember M winning in 86
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Considering M hasn't beaten||
Considering M hasn't beaten RPI in probably 50 years, I'm more worried that losing to them wouldn't help much either.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Traverse City area is highly||
Traverse City area is highly recomended. I love the minor league ball park just south of the city. The dunes are great as is M-22 up to leelenaw (sp). Stop for a wine tasting. then find another winery and do it again. then, 3 for the hat trick.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||where are these re-education||
where are these re-education trainings? they don't actually exist
|12 weeks 3 days ago||this topic really brings out||
this topic really brings out the stupid. The anti-PC crowd is completely ignorant of the facts re: the name and actual truth behind the naming of the franchise.
"What ever happened to majoriety rules?"
I'll tell you what happened: it never fucking happend in the 1st place. the whole structure of the republic is to make sure the majority is NOT in complete and total control of the policital power structure/decision making process to the detriment of the minority, you uneducated ignorant idiots.
STFU about "pussification of 'murica" and "PC rules" and "majority rules" and "reverse racism" red herrings and making equivalent statements b/t redskins and animal knicknames.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||what a meatheaded comment||
what a meatheaded comment
|12 weeks 3 days ago||only someone on your side of||
only someone on your side of this argument would cite "education" and consider it a bad thing.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||lol majority rule. you're an||
lol majority rule. you're an idiot
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You lost the arguement||
You lost the arguement
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with part of your||
I agree with part of your post, Moran
|12 weeks 3 days ago||New York Negros. New lax team||
New York Negros. New lax team in NYS.
Let's go Negros! (jsut using it for team pride)
come on negros! (still team pride)
Here we go Negros, here we go ! (team pride)
your argument fails so easily
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You're a horrible horrible||
You're a horrible horrible person
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You're an idiot||
You're an idiot
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You're a dumbass||
You're a dumbass
|12 weeks 3 days ago||If he had used his hands to||
If he had used his hands to grab the guy and naw on him he'd have gotten the full 2 years
|12 weeks 4 days ago||just the name?||
just the name?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||hey- they gave them a 3 min||
hey- they gave them a 3 min H2O break, what more could you want?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||two teams are already||
two teams are already eliminated and they are playing today?
does anyone else think there might me a better alternative to this group/pool play structure- like double elim or W/L bracket like in college baseball/softball?
something like this:
opening rounds = same as now, but NCAA baseball regional style,
followed by a double elim- style in the round of 16?
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||If you guys haven't played||
If you guys haven't played "Cards Against Humanity" you need to- I was literally on the floor laughing for 3 straight minutes.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||My grandfather graduated from||
My grandfather graduated from the Dental school in 1902. My dad graduated from the Dental school in 1951. I did not graduate from the Dental school in 1999.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I flew over the Eastern Wash||
I flew over the Eastern Wash field last week on the way into Spokane, and it was VERY visible from 10,000 ft
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like we've all got a semi||
-OT thread here then.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||of COURSE! .... but||
.... but maaaaybe..
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'm Batman||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||what would make Chief Wahoo||
what would make Chief Wahoo any worse than the silly-looking leprechaun with his dukes up?
Now I'm just spit-balling here, but I'm gonna say it's b/c leprechauns aren't real?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||EFTB||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||You are doing a really bad||
You are doing a really bad job of explaining jsut what the hell you're trying to talk about.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||you mean like the term||
you mean like the term Ypsituckey?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||it's pronounced bad-gee. it's||
it's pronounced bad-gee. it's french
|13 weeks 4 days ago||yes- credit where credit is||
yes- credit where credit is due.
I can't wait for the scientology reference that brings out the scientologist segment of the blog
|13 weeks 6 days ago||which are they gonna find||
which are they gonna find 1st: that golden tablet or a conference?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I call Germany and brazil||
I call Germany and brazil
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Berenson's defensive minded||
Berenson's defensive minded system is defensive in that he requires the forwards to play defensive roles as much as offensive roles- something he changed at some point when Sauer was in net I think- the game changed from 8-3 beatings in the 80s & 90s to a 4-2 sluggouts where more shots are blocked than taken on net over the last 10 years. Plus, we've had issues in goal off and on for a decade.
I can't believe M is charging 20% more than the next highest program for student stickets this year with that schedule.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||eh, it depends on where the||
eh, it depends on where the advising is coming from. If you have an advisior thru the College of engineering, well they probably have a good idea about what you should be taking to prep for an engin/CS/math/physics major.
If you're at a small lib arts school, or private engineering school, same thing- the ounselors there are likely highly specialized in that environment.
If you're in LSA and Michigan? IMO, the counselors there are pretty mediocre only b/c it's really hard to be an expert in every fricking major in the LSA college at a huge school like M. Take their advice not as gospel, but as a data point.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||IDK- I got nothin' - no||
IDK- I got nothin' - no listing at the UM Rugby team page for gear like this and google is no help. I FB'ed em, but nothing so far
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I'm no expert but I kind of||
I'm no expert but I kind of feel like the goalie should have had that one- I know it was point blank, but he got beat short side which is a no-no iirc
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Pre dawn? Bitch please- I||
Pre dawn? Bitch please- I live in the East. This time of year the sun rises at 4:58am and, I swear to god, you just start seeing it get lighter in the eastern horizon at 3:45
|15 weeks 3 days ago||the way that championship||
the way that championship tournament is set up, no one get's lucky in winning the thing. the best teams advance out of the regionals, best 2/3 in the supers and double elim in the WS? that shit ain't luck like the hockey tournament or the basketball tourney in some cases.
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||if anyone can get one of||
if anyone can get one of those jerseys, name your price.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||sounds like the USA soccer||
sounds like the USA soccer bagmen are about as effective as Michigan's