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|5 weeks 5 hours ago||And there, finally, is the||
And there, finally, is the last thing to make it final.
Downing, the only guy back with a 1 on 1 situation, has NO idea where the puck or the guy with is is, stands there for a second, and then takes a penalty as the guy is skaitng by him.
Really kind of hope the rumors he is turning pro are true. All three years he has reminded me of Burlon and Llewellyn, guys with measureables and ability but so stupid sometimes I almost find it hard to believe they are still academically eligible. Its too bad, because he had started to do better in the second half until they inexcusable cross check in the B1G tournament. He has reverted back into form quickly.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||To hell with our defense and||
To hell with our defense and our goaltending. It is embarassing the way we bleed goals for both reasons when we are so good at the other end.
I just don't get how, after the entire reasons, guys STILL all watch the puck, STILL constantly blow their assignments, STILL give up odd man rushes so often, and STILL turn the puck over so much like at the end of last period.
Completely inexcusable to be able to handle the puck so well on offense and then do it like garbage in your own end.
Really don't see the defense improving without a coaching change, but we do at least have a blue chip goalie and some fresh defensive blood coming in that might at least be able to fix the obvious stuff on their own that we can't get right now.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||FFS||
We finally get our PP, tie it up, and right on cue there's the trademark soft goal.
I guess we're going to have to rely on another 2-3 goal burst in short time likewe have far too many times this season.
Uncanny how we're being undone by literally the exact same garbage we've been screwing up all year. We just can't get out of our own way and fix our mistakes, and it is a crying shame because we have the best offense ever, just nothing else.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Seriously, how the #(*& have||
Seriously, how the #(*& have we not gotten a single power play! Downing had his stick snapped in two right in front of the net!
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Same old crap in our own end.||
Same old crap in our own end. Silly turnover and we get burned by it.
Absolultey furious that we haven't gotten a power play yet though. Zero penalties on ND yesterday and today the only penalty the other team has taken was while they were already on the power play, so we only got a couple second at the end of a man advantage. Absolutely cannot believe they didn't call that hook when Kile made that move around his defender for that chance in front of the net, or any of the other things that certainly could have been called given what they've called on us.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I forgot the movie now, but I||
I forgot the movie now, but I remember seeing the hockey team in one at some point.
The main male character was a sports writer and was on the road and it seems like the hockey team must have happened to be there at the time so they got them to dot he shot before a practice or something. From what I recall, the whole team made fun of him while he was talking to his girl on the phone.
Whatever it was, I had absolutely no prior knowledge of it, and was shocked as hell to see it happen.
There is also the brief playing of "The Victors" in Big Fish, which is a little odd since the movie features characters who went to Auburn and it sort of just happens for no reason.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||So glad we're getting a new||
So glad we're getting a new goalie next year. Really hope he pans out, we need it bad.
Compared to the rest of this season this was a decent defensive effort and so of course Racine lets in a bad goal and an absolutely unforgiveable goal in the biggest game of the season, reverting back into form.
Absolutely pathetic that we can't win this conference with this offense. MSU and Wisconsin have two of the worst teams in thier history and we've dropped 5 points between them, too.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||You can't checkout though, it||
You can't checkout though, it auto-removes them and gives you a notification that it couldn't get them for you.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It's cool, I've been||
It's cool, I've been programmed to get around that check box.
Michigan difference and all.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||CRAP||
I've never had problems buying tickets to this at the box office before the game. Its usually pretty full, but sold out before gametime full.
Guess I'll have to scalp.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's fair. Intent or||
I think it's fair. Intent or not, it's an illegal hit and absolutely deserves a suspension, for which the standard is usually one game.
I don't think I've ever seen a guy get more than one game unless they were repeat offenders (looking at you Downing) or did something Conboy/Tropp level. You an argue whether that is enough or not, but it is definitely consistent with what I've seen the past couple years when I've noticed suspensions.
I thought the Martin/Dancs suspensions were appropriate too. Dancs got the one he should have gotten in the first place and Martin got one that comes standard with a DQ and one extra for striking through an official. (Despite the outrage over the punch itself, I am thinking it likely the extra game was given for continuing after the official tried to separate them. That OSU guy had retribution coming for what he had done just prior to that whether it was then and there or later this year and I think the punch itself was probably recognized as coming with the DQ he got anyway)
Note, of course, that I am not counting the extra game they got that was applies for the U18 game. Really doubt those extra games happen if our next game hadn't been an exhibition and I think that was really more of an opportunity to make the punishment look more severe to try and prevent it from happening again between them later.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Your grandfather chose a very||
Your grandfather chose a very good time to go to Michigan..
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Yes Please!|
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Tried it at a friends place||
Tried it at a friends place on PS4 shortly after it came out and ended up buying it on PC. Fortunately, being tech savvy and having used it before, I reintalled the driver that makes my PS3 controller work on my PC, and even found an alternate to the tool used for it that has a much better UI and isn't made in China.
Definitely hope they get a cross-platform party system in soon. A lot of my friends have it on PS4 since it was free for PS+ users this month and it sucks I can't intentionally play with them. (Hilariously, I did randomly end up in the same game against a few of them once)
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Tried it at a friends place||
Tried it at a friends place on PS4 shortly after it came out and ended up buying it on PC. Fortunately, being tech savvy and having used it before, I reintalled the driver that makes my PS3 controller work on my PC, and even found an alternate to the tool used for it that has a much better UI and isn't made in China.
Definitely hope they get a cross-platform party system in soon. A lot of my friends have it on PS4 since it was free for PS+ users this month and it sucks I can't intentionally play with them. (Hilariously, I did randomly end up in the same game against a few of them once)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I can't believe people are||
I can't believe people are mad about this and think it is dirty for being "deceptive."
Other common football things that are deceptive and designed to throw the defense off:
Fake field goals
Pretty much any trick play
They are all perfectly legal, and if the NFL thought they were too mean, they would eliminate them. New England did something unique that Baltimore wasn't ready for, and that is nobody's fault but Baltimore's. They could have called a timeout, or they could make sure the guys they pay millions to play defense every year can identify eligibility based on formation, especially when there is announcement that someone else is checking in as eligible, which immediately indicates somebody else must not be.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||CS Major Here||
I have only taken the class once, and thus only have first-hand experience with the professor who taught the class, but the vibe I've gotten is that your experience will be greatly impacted by who's teaching it. (Same holds for EECS 281 if you decided to take it some day)
I checked the class listing, and there appear to be 4 secions taught by either Ringenberg, Fu, and DeOrio. I have absolutely no idea who the second two are, but Ringenberg was my professor for ENGIN 101 and also taught other sections of 280 when I had it. (He may have even co-taught it; don't honestly remember) Ringenberg is a good professor who was generally very helpful when you needed it and also does a nice job with his lecture content, but his voice is a little monotone, so if you tend to get bored in lectures, beware of that. Other than that though, I would recommend him without any hesitation if you can swing scheduling his section.
Projects, however, tend to be mostly the same except when they blow them up every one in a while, perhaps due to too much cheating. They are pretty managable though as long as you don't totally blow them off (especially the Sorry project, they give you enough time to not have to do it on Spring Break if you don't want to, but you better have done some of it before then if you want that to happen, as that is the most time consuming of the 5 or 6 there are, or at least where when I took it 4 years ago)
Too bad for you Noble isn't teaching it next semester. Noble is one of the very best, and I am extremely happy I was able to take the class with him.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||My $0.02||
I was okay with the decision to go for it, but I was a,azed at the play call. The clock stops for a change of posession anyway, so if you're going to go for it, you really ought to do a pass play with the option to scramle for it because it offers you a better chance of getting the first down and also burns more time for the play itself in the vent you are not successful.
Given that the call was a run right up the middle needing 4 yards in a system not really designed for conservative runs right up the middle, pretty much every other option that didn't involve going for it was better IMHO.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Awesome||
I'll get on that as soon as I get home from work.
EDIT: Torrent still appears not to be working. It is not finding any peers to connect to. =(
|1 year 42 weeks ago||2013 ND Game||
I would send an e-mail, but my current e-mail account has for some reason gone totally foo bar, so I will try asking here.
Any chance you could reseed the 2013 ND game? I caught onto these torrent threads late and after going back and finding that one it seems the pool has dried up.
Appreciate your work!
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Still doesn't change the||
Still doesn't change the enormous contributions he's made in every other part of his game, and if you've been watching any of him playing, you'd know too he could easily have a handful of goals by now with some of his chances.
He's the kind of guy who's having trouble potting his first goal, but as soon as he gets it, it could give him the confidence edge to start putting a lot of them in.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||To Be Fair...||
I doubt Kentucky makes it against any of the other 1 seeds, and doubt Tennessee makes it past Duke if they don't get trolled by Mercer.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Good News if We Make It||
Yale was the last team in last year and won the national championship. If we had beaten ND in the CCHA Final, last year's champion wouldn't have even meade the tournament.
Losing to PSU definitely makes me not feel good about our chances, but then slamming Minnesota does again. We're wildely inconsistent this year, but the nice thing about the tournament is you don't need to be consistent, you just have to be on the upside at the right time. That's how we managed to win it all in 1996 and 1998 but NOT win in 1997.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Don't Worry About It||
I go down there and attend something at the convention center around mid to late January every year and I've never had a problem.
Especially when you're there for an event at the convention center, most of the people around you aren't from around town anyway and probably aren't OSU crazies. Obviously there is always some risk, but I'd say its pretty low; no more likely to happen than if you drove around any other Big Ten town with Michigan stuff.
I think most of the stories that go around come from football games. When I go down there for The Game, I am extra careful, because all the crazies ARE in town at that point and you are going right into the eye of the storm. For that you would want to take every necessary precaution and avoid any unnecessary risk, but for a convention, you'll be fine.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Long track speedskating...||
Its kind of like if NASCAR races were actually just qualifying laps, minus the super fast car...
He's from the Netherlands though, he's probably high.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||When I read the OP, I thought||
When I read the OP, I thought to myself "that isn't really thread-worthy for someone who may not care much about the NFL".
Then I watched the video and saw that she got a map to go with it with a big dot over Green Bay. Wow.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||2008 Northwestern||
There was rain, sleet, snow, and hail at some point during the game, and all I had was a windbreaker because it was actually not too bad when I left.
Spent halftime in the bathroow huddled around a heater with everyone who didn't leave. There were maybe 20,000 left by the end of the game, and I stayed because the game was close, but of course the team didn't come back, given it was 2008, nor did they have the decency to let Northwestern pull away and let me leave.
Oh, and literally the first 4-5 buses at CC Little showed up out of service. There were literally about 100-150 people, maybe even more all desperately trying to huddle under the tiny shelter (this was before the fancy ones there are now) and the numbers kept going up because some idiot decided not to make sure all the buses heading to North Campus weren't taking a break at the same time.
The truely awful thing is, I initially forgot my ticket and had to go back for it. My roommate hadn't left because he decided he didn't want to deal with it. Should have taken that as a sign, but hey, at least I can say I'm loyal. (But seriously, they should have given everybody their money back who stayed for the whole thing as a sign of gratitude)
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Mel Wakabayashi||
He coached a Japanese team that he had also played for and the Japanese national team at the 1980 Olympics.
EDIT: I guess that doesn't qualify as now, but I thought it was worth a mention anyway because Mel is awesome.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Yost and Notre Dame||
It has generally been to my understanding that Yost wasn't as bad with religion as he was with race. The story I've heard is that he hated Notre Dame because their AD stuck his nose into some thing over rereunning a race at a track meet and he got so mad about it he swore to make sure they never got into the Big Ten when he was previously all for it and it was probably going to happen soon thereafter. Everything he said after that was pretty much gaming public opinion at the time to stick it to ND, but he was totally cool with Catholics or Jews on the team.
He definitely wasn't a fan of African Americans though, and that has been well documented.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Ohio Stadium||
And that's not being a homer. I've been there twice and both times was shocked at what a dump it is.
I expected it to live up to its reputation in stadium rankings and what I got was a cynder block. The whole thing is solid concrete, and what few parts aren't concrete are painted grey to match the concrete. Even the routunda was riddled with cracks and off-color patches to the concrete all around it, while the upper bowl looks like it has gotten zero maintenence since it was first put in. Its cracked, chipping, and ugly.
By far the worst stadium I've ever seen. This is out of Michigan Stadium, Spartan Stadium, Ross-Ade, Bryant-Denny (not for a game), and Bronco Stadium (also not for a game, loved the smurf turf though) for reference.
Haven't been to enough other venues of different sports or the NFL to make a call on any of those, although I will say I liked the Superdome when I went for the Sugar Bowl, and I thought Progressive Field was pretty nice when I went to the Frozen Diamond against Ohio, in terms of non-Michigan, non-Detroit venues I've been to.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||So if they joined for just||
So if they joined for just one sport, why are we so sure they're going to get into the CIC?
I mean, it would be great if we DID allow them in, but what's stopping us from doing that anyway? The CIC still has Chicago in it, and whether JHU joins the conference for lacrosse or not, they certainly aren't affiliated with another major conference in any way, so they could just let them in anyway. While it is practically speaking all the B1G schools, its not like they couldn't make an exception if they wanted to.
Also, if the conference is willing to take on an affiliate member for sports only a handful of schools are sponsoring...
WHY THE HELL DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET A HOCKEY CONFERENCE!?
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Wow, what a schedule. Think I||
Wow, what a schedule. Think I need to get season tickets this year instead of going individual.
Just hope the team is up to playing it, unlike last year.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I was pretty confident I'd||
I was pretty confident I'd get in, although I was a little insecure about my ACT score and decided to take it again just to be safe. I got accepted two days before my new score was released. Talk about a waste of $50 and a Saturday.
Applied to MSU and MTU as backups but frankly never figured it'd be a problem anyway. I guess I thought of MSU as the backup, but in reality I likely would have gone to Tech in that case.
Also, thanks to the internet, I knew before I got the letter I had gotten in. IIRC, they milked that pretty hard though. They just e-mailed me saying they had decided, then made you go to the website, go to a page, and then click on "View Decision" to find out...
Also, totally jealous of your age. You were here at a rediculously good time on the athletics side of things. Hockey team coming off a national title coming in, and them and football getting one a piece while you were in school. HAVE PITY ON THE CLASS OF 2012, but have more on 2011 because that's actually probably worse (assuming 4 years)
|2 years 51 weeks ago||That 64-bit integer...||
Is it signed, unsigned, or two's complement?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I liked the picture...||
Until I realized they are playing my old high school in it. =/
Oh well, he'll be a good guy this time next year.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I think you can make the case||
I think you can make the case either way, but what I felt ultimately made that a block was the guy make ZERO effort to twist to get to either side of Morgan even though he clearly should have known Morgan was likely going to beat him to that spot.
If he shifted at all and hit Morgan more to the side, that's a block or a no-call I think, but the way he proceeded to knowngly crash right into the middle of his chest I think sealed his fate.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Thought it was pretty even,||
Thought it was pretty even, although they definitely let an awful lot go. I felt this game was pretty physical.
Only truely horrible call was that foul on Burke.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Allegidly||
Gotta remember the second one.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||This season was definitely a||
This season was definitely a failure for which the team deserves criticism for. True enough, the streak was never going to last forever, but we've had less talent than we did this year and won the conference; these guys just couldn't learn to play like a team until they dug themselves into a hole just a little too deep to get out of. Injuries didn't help, but they still should have been good enough to at least be more competitive than they were.
BUT, there is a difference between being critical of the team and being a fairweather whiner. Completely ceasing all hockey coverage falls into the latter. That isn't legitimate criticism, it's completely turning your back on the team because they aren't living up to their collective draft statuses, and I think it is unbecoming of the largest Michigan sports blog, and particularly one that regularly covers hockey. The fact Brian came out and said he wasn't covering hockey because he was mad at how they were doing is even sadder. I can understand being less motivated to keep up given the cisrumstances, but just admitting you're rage quitting and mad you bought season tickets is pathetic.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||True||
But there's getting a break or two to fall your way and then there's the crap ND and OSU have gotten away with this year.
Ohio I don't know got an excessive about of luck; only the MSU fumble really stands out to me. ND, however, has gotten every break and every call. They barely beat a terrible Purdue team, they only beat us by a TD even though we gave them 6 turnovers, they needed two gifts from the officials to beat Stanford and Pitt, and they managed to get USC one week after their starting quarterback went down with a shoulder injury. That is more than luck, that is backing into a title game, but I guess that's okay because you need a lot more than luck to beat Alabama.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||That would be excellent. Do||
That would be excellent. Do you have any more specific instruction to that site though? I'm looking at a map right now and I'm not seeing anything on sattelite that looks like what you're talking about near there. Searching for the location only yields two results that are on the other side of town.
EDIT: Think I found it.
Google Maps search gave me the state-wide HQ which is across town. A general search turned up that, which is right where you mentioned and a VERY good parking location for $10.
Very much appreciate the advice. Given your word on the people running it and the fact it is off to the side enough to be out of the way of passer-bys on the way to the stadium, that looks to be perfect and I will definitely go there. Thanks!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Nope||
Should have taken the tickets. If going to the game means I have to wait until we win at the end to stand up and cheer, so be it, it is worth it to attend.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Because||
Notre Dame fans are unbareable enough when they aren't winning national championships and trash talk like they do. If they actually DO get another one then it is going to be that much worse and I don't want to deal with that.
Also, this year in paticular, because I feel they are grossly overrated. Yes, I know, it is difficult to say that about a team that is undefeated, but they've had more than a championship team's worth of lucky breaks this year. It took a 2-minute drive to beat Purdue, a team we now know to be exceptionally bad. We dominated their offense and lost because Denard had the worst game of his career, and we frankly moved the ball at will when we weren't turning it over. They beat Stanford on an absolutely bogus goal line call. They beat Pitt because they were not flagged for having two guys with the same number on the field.
They did, to their credit, beat Oklahoma. That game was not a fluke, they showed up ready to play and they beat them. That, however, is the only quality opponent they've beaten this year without help from the other team beating themselves or help from the officials. They are a good team, good enough for 9 or 10 wins, but they have gotten quite a few breaks to be able to call themselves undefeated and I doubt that is going to cut it if/when they play in the NCG.
To be clear, too, there are a lot of title teams that survive a game on a lucky break. I'm not saying that should preclude you from being deserving of a title, merely that ND has had more than one, and a couple of them have been poor officiating (although not as bad as Colorodo's 5th down; that one deserves an asterisk next to their title).
|3 years 26 weeks ago||K-State and Oregon||
I know ND gets a lot of brand-points to put them in over either of them, but ND has played almost every game very close and KSU and Oregon have been blowing out pretty much everyone,
It would be a travesty for ND to get in ahead of either of them the way they are playing right now. I'd say Oregon would get the nod by virtue of the extra game they will play against a theortically quality opponent in the PAC-12 title game. If they should fall though, I still have to believe K-State's resume is good enough to overcome the bias if they win out.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Whether mythical is the||
Whether mythical is the proper term or not, I don't think much of anybody can dispute our claims as national champions those years considering how badly we usually beat everybody we played.
What's even more mind-blowing is that I seem to remember reading in Bacon's class that Yost liked to punt on 3rd down in case anything went wrong on the attempt. We put up 100+ on people working with two downs...
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Good to Know||
I've been wondering this for a while now. Definitely not happy about the date change though. I just submitted my holiday time-off requests and changing them might not be possible if it gets moved up, and it might interefere with a bowl trip if it moves back.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||The computer scientist in me||
The computer scientist in me gives you +1 for using two "=" signs to denote equality.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Is it just me?||
I really don't think we were doomed to lose that game from the start. There were a LOT of plays in the first half that, had they gone our way, we would have been very competitive and perhaps even won the game.
In particular, Denard several times overthrew wide open receivers that would have at least gotten a first down. Alabama also got two trouchdowns off of two turnovers on us. Don't forget that missed facemask that, as a result of Lewan's penalty on the same play, effectively killed the drive rather than force a do-over on the down. Make a few of those receptions and take away the turnovers, and we're maybe down a touchdown at the half, if that.
Make no mistake, Alabama has the better team, and that's why the things that happened, well, happened, but even in our current state, they were in fact beatable. We just didn't execute anywhere near well enough to make it happen and it'll be a year or two before we can go toe to toe with them and be able to recover form some of the mistakes we made.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Bama like ND||
Sounds like Alabama fans are a lot like Notre Dame fans. Run of the mill guys are terrible, but the ones who actually go to their games and know a lot about football tend to be nicer.
To clarify, I am basing my experience with ND fans with how I was treated two years ago at their place against the kind of fan I and probably many others run into on the streets or at work. It was kind of creepy how nice they were, actually. I'm going back this year, so we'll see how that goes the second time, especially if we beat them in the last moments for the 4th time in a row.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I sure hope not||
If we lost two of those three we'd be kind of screwed this year.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||300 points!||
Yikes. Guess hitting up my friends still in school for road game tickets was a good idea after all, because I won't be qualifying for them outside of that for a long time.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Guilty...||
Definitely thought the same thing, and then got REALLY confused when I read "Denard Robinson" and "game used" as I was scanning the OP for the link.
Then the eBay page loaded and it all made sense.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||To make the screw-up clear||
To make the screw-up clear for those who don't get it and don't get the veiled answers to it above, the fail here is with SEC hockey. Not only does it not exist in conference form, but no SEC schools have a varsity hockey team, and there is only one D1 team in SEC country (that being Alabama-Huntsville, which is probably not going to last a whole lot longer).
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Computer Forensics?||
My goodness, somebody in recruiting dropped the ball bigtime on that one.
At Michigan, we don't need to dedicate a department to that. We have Halderman to teach everything these is to know about things that can be remotely considered a computer.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Thinking about how smart the||
Thinking about how smart the people of Ann Arbor are suppose to be just makes me wonder why everybody in this county is so bad at driving. You'd think turn signals were rigged to bombs in all the cars.
Then again, maybe I just haven't been living here long enough to be driven completely insane by the complete lack of respect pedestrians and bike riders have for large moving metal objects.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I suppose...||
Have to admit though, I was voting for Reeths-Puffer if it was on that list. Then I saw it wasn't a state of Michigan thing, so I was okay voting for Muskegon.
|4 years 1 week ago||I figured as much||
I posted this mainly because I felt it was absurb enough to share regardless of the reason; that article just happens to make an implication connecting the two.
I would be curious to know what the increased athletic budget is for though. The CS department may not be getting the axe to fund athletics, but if that $2 million is for somthing dumb, it could certainly be used to save the department as extra profit. That's another reason I'm proud to go to Michigan. We not only turn a profit, we usually pump at least a couple million back into the general fund every year.
|4 years 1 week ago||All that may be true||
But is does not change the fact that as an athletic department we still turn a profit, and even if it means making a little less this year, we should not be embarassing ourselves and doing a disservice to the team by not sending our band to a game as big as this.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Gotcha||
So you can do whatever you want to a guy as long as it doesn't injure him and no penalties should be assessed.
Sorry, but Red Wing fans are going to continue to be convinced the league hastes us until they give us a reason to believe otherwise. That slap on the wrist for Weber's actions is a joke. They were even joking about it in practice the next day. Nashville finds it FUNNY that Weber got away with clear intent to cause a head injury.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||MAC Record||
The baseball team has definitely taken a step back, but to address specifically what I am assuming is your distaste for losing to BG and Toledo, it should probably be noted that due to the nature of college baseball, every B1G school knows there is no way they are making the tournament unless they win the conference. Maybe I'm wrong about this, but I would assume with that in mind we do not use our best pitching for mid-week non-conference games because of that, preferring to make sure we have every advantage we can for conference play.
We should probably still be able to beat MAC schools by simply scoring more runs (I would think they would also save their best for conference play), but the pointlessness in playing such games cannot be understated.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Tressel||
Tressel's main crimes involved NCAA rules, and his lack of morality is in his lack of ethics and poor decisions and blind-eye surrounding his program. At the end of the day though, I consider the possibility of willingly letting my kid take cash and free suff that could jeopardize his eligibility to be far less a potential problem than the character issues that would come with a guy who hires his mistress, lies about it, and all the other stuff that comes with the territory at SEC schools. Tressel has other character issues, such as those brought up in the SI article, but it is a lot more tame than Petrino's, and frankly a lot more tame than those with Ohio's current coach as well.
My opinion on this additionally assumes that playing for either coach would occur at a potential future destination. In other words, playing for Tressel means playing for him at a school that isn't Ohio and Petrino for a school that isn't Arkansas. Petrino I would be concerned with running his program like an SEC program no matter where he went, where with Tressel I would assume there would be less to worry about at Nowhere State University. I also feel that Tressel would be more likely to clean up his act for his next job than Petrino would.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||WHY||
One step forward and two steps back. Why isn't the basketball team allowed to keep its head above water? Football and hockey have been doing it for decades.
Good luck to Trey, but man, I wish he'd come back for another year. Never saw him as a one-and-done. I think he can use that extra year as much as the team can.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Oh boy...||
Just what the Lions need. Here's to hoping they straighten up or else we've wasted two draft picks from last year.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Well Eff...||
Chris is one of the few guys I figured as certain to come back. He almost certainly had captain status locked down and I figured he realy liked it here.
*sigh* There goes a lot of my hope and expectations for next year. I'm sure we'll still make the tournament and everything, but I'm not so sure next season will have the potential to be as special as I thought it could be without Chris.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||So basically...||
He wishes he hadn't committed one NCAA violation, but that he had committed dozens against multiple other schools at the same time instead?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Same Feeling||
Although admittedly, I am thinking about trying to get someone to buy tickets on my behalf, since my ID is still good through 2015.
Due to the crappy home slate though, I'm actually more thinking of getting someone to buy me tickets to the Alabama game. $50 is a great price and the seats are good too. Either that or ND and/or Ohio would be pretty good pick-ups to (or maybe even Nebraska, as I hear Nebraska fans are pretty hospitable and it's a fun trip to go on).
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Joe Louis||
He was at the hockey game last night as well. He participated in one of their games, and I also realized that he was sitting not too far in front of me when he returned afterward with the stuff he had won.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Meh||
So the guy wasn't prepared to handle the stresses of getting that much attention that quickly.
It's kind of ironic, but it doesn't really say anything about the video and its purpose just because the guy who made it had a bad day.
Say what you want about the video, but Kony is still not a very cool dude, and bringing more attention to him is certainly not a bad thing.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Suggestion||
How about before and after each period when the teams enter/exit?
Have him stare down with his look that is both approving and knowing of Michigan and "I'm coming for you bro" to the other team.
Beyond that, displaying it for goals that don't involve another flag works too.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||*sigh*||
Been wondering who they were going to get. Given that the previous three were Larry Page, the President, and the Governor, I can't say I was expecting much though, so in light of that, I'll take it.
At least my class won't have to deal with all the griping the last two classes did. Inviting a political figure makes the opposite side act like children, and it really showed the last two years. I don't care whether you agree with Obama or Snyder or not; they are an important figure that's taking the time to come speak at your graduation ceremony, and you should be at least respectful of that fact.
Regardless of name though, not much of anybody gives a good graduation speech. Page's wasn't that good, Obama's frankly wasn't all that great, and while I did not listen to Snyder's, I have heard it wasn't great, and having heard him speak before, I know he's only a so-so speaker (which, I imagine, is why he likes town-hall style so much).
|4 years 8 weeks ago||FWIW||
The zombie bit is probably bait to get you to take the class. I've taken minicourses to fill in schedule gaps called Aliens and Dinosaurs here, and both of them were kind of disappointing, IMHO (although they were easy A's for my trouble).
Yes, it's good for a good laugh about academics, but it's probably as legitimate as any minicourse we offer, and honestly, it kind of sounds like fun. Sort like when Cal or UCLA (can't remember which) had a class on StarCraft for a while.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Was at BG||
Absolutely abysmal performance by the defense. They had a ton of doorstep chances they failed to capitlize on that I can't believe we gave up to a team as bad as them. We also flubbed some great oppurtunities of our own, and what do you know, one Hunwick screw-up followed by a completely unacceptable turnover later and we've blown the game.
That pick on Merrill is the type of thing that gets pros sent to the minors for a while. We're not talking about a BG player doing his best Datsyuk impression, we're talking about a complete lack of attention and effort by him and he should be absolutely ashamed.
I hope and am relatively confident Red ripped them a new one in the locker room. If so, I predict we will make them look like a high school team tomorrow, and I hope they will use tonight as a lesson not to give less than 100% going into playoff season.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I've felt that way sometimes||
I've felt that way sometimes too with some of the moves the Wings have made (still can't believe they passed on Merrill for a Domer of all people last year), but when it comes down to it that's not necessarily the case. The Wings do have Drew Miller and Justin Abdelkader, and the Lions have Backus and Stanton.
I'm a bit upset that we didn't get Jack here since he was evidently on LA's auction block, but I'm not sure we could have gotten him anyway. LA is looking for more offense, which is not something we really gave away in the trade for Quincey. Maybe in the offseason something will happen. It'd be absolutely awesome if Jack had the oppurtunity to play at Michigan Stadium.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Contract||
So I'm guessing Jack is going to want to get out of there as soon as possible. He signed a 7-year deal with LA last year, so is he still stuck with the 5 years and change remaining on that contract in Columbus? I never actually learned what comes of contracts like that when a player is traded.
I always thought seeing Jack come home was a pipe dream since he liked LA and they seemed to like him, but now that this is happened, I feel beter about it maybe happening some day. No way Jack is going to tolerate playing down there any longer than he has to.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||He Has to Apologize||
I honestly don't think he took anything significant until after his sophomore season when he knew he was going to the NBA.
Regardless though, you can draw a very straight line between his actions and the complete destruction of the basketball program that it is only now finally recovering from. For that reason, I believe he definitely needs to apologize in some way. Beyond that though, that's all I want. Like I said, I don't think he was taking large sums, if anything at all, before he knew he was going pro. There have been too many people who knew him who all say he didn't live anything like a guy sitting on hundreds of thousands of dollars.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Jon will almost certainly||
Jon will almost certainly come back. If he was going to make the jump there is no way he would have endured a half-season suspension when he could have just gone to the OHL and kept playing. The Devil's are also aware of why he was suspended and will probably be cool with him taking at least another year to develop and mature, not to mention the fact they have a good track record of letting us keep our players for 4 years.
Hunwick will definitely be missed, but I don't expect Rutledge will be a liability by any means. He may not immediately put up the numbers Hunwick did, but I expect him to be solid, and I expect the defense to improve next year with the guys coming in. Next year will probably be a bit of a slow start while the freshman get used to the college game, but we tend to finish strong as it is, and with the talent we will have, we can do some serious damage next year.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Co-sign||
We had a tiny senior class this year and got a whole bunch of production out of our freshman. Next year, those freshman are sophomores, the upperclassmen have another offseason to improve as well, and we have an absolutely AWESOME recruiting class coming in.
Not only could next year be something special, but we're looking good for several years to come.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Pizza||
I'm always up for trying a non-chain pizza place. Obviously we'll only be able to hit up one though. Since you seem to be familiar with them, which would you recommend between Myle's and Pollyeye's?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Exactly 21||
Personally, I like the dad's willingness to take more drastic action when necessary, but I think he got the execution wrong. I think he showed his anger a bit too much and I don't unloading that many rounds was a good idea.
If I were him, I would have kept it short, sweet, and to the point. I probably would not have deemed destroying the laptop necessary either, only taking it away, but since I don't know the full story here, I will assume for the sake of this scenario that drastic action was required. I think a baseball bat and a single, hard swing would have been more appropriate. Sends the message without getting excessive, but if guns are his thing, one shot would have been good enough, and he definitely should have calmed down first.
As far as "violence" goes, I don't think its unreasonable to spank kids who do something to really earn it up until they are teenagers. That's when you have to start relying on taking things away, and I don't think destroying a laptop is out of scope if the situation really warrants it. Like I mentioned before, I think the dad's composure when he made the video was not paticularly good, as I believe he overreacted with much of what he said and with the excessiveness of shooting it multiple times, but hey, if taking it away doesn't drive the point home, maybe destroying it will.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Going Friday||
Getting my weekly dose of hockey before heading out of town for Spring Break (first-round bye is all but assured at this point, so have to get in what I can).
Been to BG a couple times in March for something non-sport related, and I've never discovered anything that wasn't a chain resturaunt unfortuantely. I'm sure there's something, but given I have to be up around 6 the next morning, sticking with fast food and non-alcoholic beverages is probably a better plan anyway.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Majors at M||
I think the other problem is probably in the fact that North Campus is so distant. From Central to North isn't a big deal, but when the entirety of your free time is taken south of Central and your classes are potentially as far away as the FXB, that's a pretty nasty hill to climb if you want to be an engineer.
Personally, I would really like to see the University step up the academic side of the athletic campus so that it is more self-containing. We're blessed to make millions in profits that even big ADs typically don't, and we put that money back into the genral fund. I would be totally okay with taking some of that cash and making arrangements for making sure there are people on the athletic campus who can help any athlete in whatever major they choose, instead of just the major clustering of majors we see here and everywhere else right now. For that matter, if you get every sport involved, you might even be able to hold an entire section of many classes in certian majors there for them (For example, if 30-40 athletes were interested in Computer Science, you could hold a section of EECS 280 down there for them every fall or something).
I know a lot of people will complain about the athletes getting even more "preferential treatment" than they do now, but with the work they put in to represent the University the way they do, I think they earn it and deserve it as a way to even the playing field with an ordinary student who doesn't have to make a committment to something they don't have to rely on to pay their way. It'd also be cool to set that kind of an example for commitment to making every resource available to our athletes to do whatever major they wish to pursue so they have the maximum chance to succeed in it and balance it with their sport.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Clicked to yell at OP...||
and then realized it was about basketball and not hockey.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I still have a hard time||
I still have a hard time believing that Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio would possibly let that slide. That's a MASSIVE advantage for Wisconsin and especially Minnesota.
I'll believe it when I see it, I guess. If they keep it in one place, Chicago would make more sense, but I think rotating it around and allowing one team to be the "host" every year, like the NCAA regionals, would be appropriate. Having it directly on a home-site for the championship game is a bit unfair, but there's nothign wrong with letting Michigan and MSU "host" it at the Joe, Ohio "host" it where the Blue Jackets play, etc, and then just rotating it around.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Was Thinking The Same Thing||
When they got called for the 12-men, it made me realize that, save for the final play, it was to the Giants distinct advantage to just throw everybody on the sideline out there and take the penalty. The Pats need a touchdown, and time is more important than the 5 yards, so until the penalty would extend the game (untimed play if there is a penalty on the defense), why not just load the field up?
Of course, going overboard on that would almost certainly result in a major rule change with the ensuiing outcry, but doing it with 12 or 13 and passing it off as a mistake, why not? I do kind of wonder if Coughlin did that on purpose, but I'm sure he'd never admit it if he did.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Yes||
I noticed this yesterday too, and do currently as well.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Playoff Model||
I definitely think the NFL shows us that any football playoff in college needs to be limited. I don't think anybody wants a playoff just so a 2-loss team can potentially show up for a few games and suddenly erase their regular season deficiencies; we want a playoff so that nobody gets screwed by the fact only two teams get in and a bunch of computers and pollsters get to decide who the lucky teams are.
Personally, I favor doing another split in D1 for football and doing an 8-team playoff (NFL is 12, but the NCAA has way more teams so 8 is actually a lot less than it looks, comparatively) using the champions of whatever conferences exist at the top level at that point plus 1-3 at-larges depending on the conference count to account for independents (if there are any left) and situtations of disputed conference titles (for example, if a conference produced two teams with the same record that didn't happen to play each other and lacked a conference title game, like was theoretically possible before Nebraska joined the Big Ten).
Of course, that system could and would have its controversies witht he at-larges, but losing an argument for being 8th best and a remote shot at a title draws a lot less sympathy for doing undefeated and being shut out of any shot at all. Plus, it would be versatile enough to handle future developments, such as the scenarios mentioned or the possibility of a band of second-teir teams forming a conference and moving up, kind of like what the Mountain West almost did.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||The Whole Birthday Thing...||
Has worked out quit well for us this weekend. Just ask Brown, Merril, and Treais.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||WELP||
Here's to hoping the team can step up the defense and at least preserve the home streak until Jimmy is back. Our fate is kind of attached to him...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I hope he plays and is 100%||
The way he plays against us, I'd much rather they have him in there.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||*Doesn't want to give MSU||
*Doesn't want to give MSU attention for their actions*
*Makes thread about their actions on MGoBlog*
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Wrong||
They get a package based on their years of service in the OHL. If they sign an AHL or an NHL contract, that goes out the window. Don't think they don't screw every player they can, either, especially those who don't produce for the club. There has been plenty written about that., and many more in-depth than the following, but here's one that focuses on tuition payout:
But regardless, the point here isn't about which is better for getting to the NHL, nor is it about the right of the OHL to recruit the same players. This is completely about the fact they don't back off when a player has made a solid commitment to a school, which I will define as signing a letter of intent.
But if only it were as simple as getting them on campus in September of their freshman year. We have to worry about them recruiting every single one of the players that are currently on our roster. They can call them up any time and offer them a sack of cash to ditch us, and there isn't jack we can do about it. The fact they would do such a thing shows the very nature of that organization. Defending that conduct is inexcusable, and as such, they have no place playing a hockey game in OUR football stadium. Hell, even if they were perfect gentlemen they have no business playing a hockey game in our stadium; we DO compete with them after all. They aren't though, so all the more reason they can buzz off.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Big difference here||
Deciding to go to the OHL during your recruitment is a perfectly valid thing to do, even if you have verbally committed to a school. It's a terribly unfortunate thing to sacrifice a free education from a world-class university for an illusion of having a better shot at the NHL, but it is their choice to make, and the school then knows to pursue other recruits.
Once a LOI is signed and/or a player is on campus though, that's frankly a binding commitment. The fact that these sleezes still recruit kids after that point is dirty, backhanded, and unprofessional. How would you feel about your wife jumping spouses on you after signing a marriage charter? When your girlfriend dumps you, it sucks, but you get over it. At some point though, there's a firm commitment, and if that's broken, you've been legitimately cheated.
They like to put on a show about how they're a better path to the NHL, but that simply isn't true. If you're good enough to play in the NHL, you will play in the NHL. If you're not, you will spend your career in the AHL or lower, just like any other college or OHL player who didn't turn out to be NHL material. To be fair, there are a handful of players (like one of our very own users here) who take full advantage of the OHL's college program, but regardless of what you think about the concept of a student-athlete in the NCAA, that is non-existent in the OHL. You have to do school completely on your own and if you want them to pay for it, I believe you have to do far better than most average students would do as well.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Because they are theives||
I can deal with some competition. What I can't deal with is an oranization of snakes that keep going after our players after they've committed to us, signed with us, and in some cases, ALREADY PLAYED FOR US. We've lost two goalies, one in the 10th hour, and the other at 11:59 because of it, and I recall losing at least one player mid-season of their sophomore year.
Because of the way the NCAA works, we're at a massive recruiting disadvantage. Plenty of these teams have been known to pay players under the table to get them to come, in addition to the fact they have no restrictions on contact, even after kids are in college. I would also like to point out that a couple of the teams mentioned in the tweets have the OHL rights to some of our current players, and you better believe they will be in contact with them while they're in town.
I cannot stress enough how rediculous having an OHL game at the Big House is. Red will have somebody's head mounted on his wall if this happens. I don't think it'd be unlikely to see a good number of students protest the game, either. I'd be pissed enough of the OHL played any games at Comerica, but I can live with it. Letting them come play in OUR stadium after all they've done to #(*&% us and every other college program in the country over though? HELL NO.
Besides, it isn't like they could sell out the seating at Comerica and justify needing Michigan Stadium. Only Michigan and paticular pairings of NHL teams can do something like that.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Student Seats||
Those are really good for $50. Too bad I'm graduating this year. Maybe I can get somebody to buy one of my behalf...
|4 years 14 weeks ago||People that take somebody||
People that take somebody else's choice of words so literally on the internet make me rage too. What do YOU do for a living that reduces you to have to nitpick the diction of an internet comment? If you think Stu makes up for his abysmal offense in other areas, feel free to say so, but don't go criticizing my life because I used a common internet meme word.
Go back under the bridge for a while and don't come back until you feel better.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Receiver||
I put the blame for the NE/BAL game on the guy who dropped the game-winning touchdowns. They are both goats, since that was a short field goal, but why leave it to your kicker to tie and got to OT when YOU CAUGHT THE BALL IN THE ENDZONE AND LET A GUY KNOCK IT OUT OF YOUR HANDS MICROSECONDS BEFORE IT WOULDN'T HAVE MATTERED ANYWAY.
All caps brought to you by a friend of mine whom I know will look very depressed when I next see him.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah...||
And he has, to his credit, cut down on the long threes he can't actually make at any higher rate than anyone else, even though the TV people think he can.
It's not ALL on Stu today, by any means. Tim and Evan really need to get their head back on straight and step it up, but the key there is that I know they have it in them and that they are in a bit of a funk. Stu I've gotten used to seeing this crap from for as long as he's been here.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Loves this team...||
But my rage at Stu continues to push him into Tristan/Burlon territory. Every time we went on a run, I feel like it ended with Stu. He airballs a wide open three, he drives right into two defenders and turns the ball over, he blows it on defense to give them a bucket.
I know a lot of people love him, but I just can't take it. When you play as much as he does, one timely three at MSU is not enough to make up for all the crap I see him do otherwise. He drives me crazy, and I will always appreciate his love for Michigan, but I can't wait for him to graduate.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||If you find anything that cheap...||
Do please share the source.
I will be in Columbus for a completely unrelated matter next weekend and finally noticed it lines up with the basketball game. I can't even begin to think about how awesome it'd be to watch us beat them in their own gym.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Jake Ryan||
I don't see anything about Morgan, but mine does have a "Did you know" about Jake Ryan and his grandfather. Maybe it's a localized thing? Find it hard to believe Wikipedia would let someone do that nationally on a regular basis.
EDIT: I just asked a bunch of people I play video games with that are in various parts of the country to tell me what they have in their "Did you know." They all have Jake Ryan as well, so apparently we do have an operative at Wikipedia, because it is not different in Texas, New York, or Wisconsin. Waiting for another guy to stop being away who lives in the UK to see what he has...
|4 years 15 weeks ago||6 CCHA Teams||
That's crazy. I don't know what's more surprising, that the CCHA is that deep this year or that OSU is on top of it right now with 12 freshman or however many. Hopefully we can pick up the sweep today and cut the gap in half. If we do, I like our chances to keep it close down the stretch and hopefully take advantage of having Northern at home for senior weekend and then Bowling Green on the road for a final four. Lot of tough game before that, but if we can survive it somewhere above .500, we're in good shape.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I take no crap about strength of schedule...||
From a school that's permanent cross-rival is Indiana.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Actually||
We don't really know that he can coach. After he lost his coordinators, Florida promptly tanked in his last season there and he resigned. It is completely possible he is not a great coach on his own and just had a good set of coordinators.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||On the Fake Punt||
I would also like to point out something else dumb about VT's fake punt that may or may not have been on TV that I saw clear as day at the game.
Not only did they take the timeout, but the guys were huddled up with a coach on the field talking quite a bit. After that, a couple of the lineman and Coale sprinted out and started lining up when the coach called them back over into the huddle to talk some more. I don't think there was anybody in the building who didn't know they were going to fake it. Nobody chats that much, and paticularly nobody calls the punter back in again, on a punt after a timeout.
Pretty sure we noticed to, because we blew that up. Too bad for Coale, because he still had plenty of time to punt it rugby style but chose to keep it and try anyway. Good for us though!
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Sorry||
But I can't risk not being able to take my MDE over a football game. I really want to graduate on time, and considering this is suppose to be my last semester, that would be impossible without my MDE.
I'm not too worried about it. There should be 4 of us to rotate and stay fresh. Barring a blizzard of some kind we should make it, and if that SHOULD happen I am sure the professor would understand so long as I made a legitimate effort.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Yep...||
And that's why I am leaving New Orleans as soon as the game is over and driving all night to get back for class the next day.
I'm still going to miss my first class, but I've had the professor before and I believe he's recording his lectures these days, so I'm not too worried about him as long as I let him know. My MDE later that afternoon, however, is a whole different story. I should make it back in time, but driving that far you never know what can delay you along the way.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Question||
So now that we know Denard had a staph infection in his arm, do we know how much that impacted his throwing ability?
I have never had one, nor am I close to anybody who has, so I have no idea how painful it is or how dibilitating it may be. Is this a reasonable explaination for his early-season throwing regression followed by a post-Iowa return to form?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Locally||
There seems to be a problem with FSD, too. I'm trying to watch the game right now and the channel is completely black. If I hit guide, I can see the tiny version, but otherwise nothing. Anybody else having this problem? (We have Uverse, BTW)
|4 years 20 weeks ago||WHAT||
How many college teams does Charlie have to drive into the ground before people stop hiring him?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||One Big Detail||
The only one in this story that gets truely screwed is Rodriguez. He got 90%+ of the heat, and he got precisely zero help dealing with it, from a PR standpoint, a payroll standpoint (no contracts for the assistants? REALLY?!), or any other point, really.
Fact is, we baited a really good coach who cares deeply for his players into leaving his dream job at his alma mater just so he could ultimately have his life torn to pieces. Then we had the gull to make him believe we weren't going to fire him so we could pay him less on the buyout and make it less likely the players leave, at the expense of his pocketbook and his employment status for the last year.
RR made his mistakes, but none of them were things we couldn't accuse Carr of doing (Bad coordinators made to look good by awesome players). We gave him the biggest screw job It hink any coach has ever gotten, and it embarasses me to think MY school did it to him. If we ever play Arizona in the Rose Bowl, I won't even feel bad if we lose. We kind of deserve it. If anybody on this board ever meets him down the road, they owe it to him to apologize for what we did to him and wish him well. I know I will.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Posted already||
And deleted for being tasteless.
This is why we need to destroy them in Dallas next year. It'd be a public service, to say the least.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Anybody have an over/under on||
Anybody have an over/under on number of coaches who actually filled out their ballet instead of handing it to an assistant?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Yep||
And it's absurb. They don't mention any of the uncalled elbows they're throwing at us, any of the late hits on Stafford, none of it. I don't blame the guys for being pissed. How would you feel if you've got guys like Jenkins taking cheap shots at you, but the moment you even so much as look back at him the wrong way you've got a flag in your face?
I'm beginning to really wonder if the league does this on purpose. This is the story of this entire team, and games like this are why it stays that way. You could load the Lions up with the Pro Bowl's first team and I'll bet they'd STILL find a way to get screwed.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Hanson is still a great||
Hanson is still a great kicker. Nobody makes EVERY 55-yarder, and the block was a missed offsides.
Our best corner, two punters, three running backs, and I believe also a safety are injured. Can't do much about that. O-Line we definitely need though.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||(*&$ the refs||
A lot of those penalties were dumb, no question, but they haven't called ANYTHING our way. A bunch of those push-offs called on Burleson were absolute garbage. Recievers and corners bump all the time, and only one of those was the contact even CLOSE to waranting a call. They've been holding VadenBosch ALL night.
Not like the Saints haven't been taking their shots tonight either, they just aren't calling ANY of them. When crap like that happens, you get frustrated, and that breeds more penalties.
These announces are absolutely unbearable, too. They're been giving the Saints a 3-hour blow job and taking every shot at the Lions that they possibly can. I don't care how much Backus's age is showing, he doesn't deserve to be called out for being the losingest player in the NFL like it's all his fault. That's despicable.
This is like playing in the early 2000's again, losing 10 games by a touchdown or less and losing a good half of them on getting a screw job. Can't remember the exact game, but I'll never forget watching us throw it deep on the last drive. Their safety had both hands around the reciever's neck pulling him, and the ball just barely slips off his finger tips. No call. That embodies this franchise more than any play I've ever seen. Absolutely no breaks, all the futility, etc. I'm tired of it and I really hope this team finally becomes the one that gets tired of it to. It still looks bad now, but there's reason to hope for the first time since Barry. Starting 5-0 just makes it hard to remember that, methinks.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Huge Difference||
Nick Saban is using medical harships to force his players to give up football. BSing a medical redshirt is trying to make it so the player can play MORE football. That's a huge difference in intent.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Rediculous||
We're not getting any calls tonight, and we can't get a rebound to save our life.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Bowl Ban||
I still have a hard time believing they won't lose a bowl game. I feel like a bowl game is mandatory just because of the Sugar Bowl fiasco that the NCAA took a lot of heat for.
I suppose it wouldn't be inconceivable, seeing as how the NCAA already caved into them for the Sugar Bowl in the first place, but given that turned out to be a bad decision, I feel like a one year ban is likely, even if it only ends up being a retraction from this year's 6-6 bowl. If not, that just goes to show that the NCAA needs to go and OSU can get away with cheating, which is why its all the more important that we destroy them on the field to show that still isn't enough to beat Michigan.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I don't know about Memphis,||
I don't know about Memphis, but I think the deal with Kansas probably had something to do with a new guy in charge. IIRC, hiring Turner Gill was the last act of what turned out to be a corrupt, overpaid athletic director. The fact that the team has gone exactly nowhere, even if they are Kansas, is all the more reason for the new guy in charge to clean house and try to do things his own way.
Its probably not fair, considering that Gill seems like a decent coach and a good guy who was expected to clean up after Mangino's mess, but I can't say it surprises me all that much. I don't think anything Kansas does in football will ever keep their fans from sitting in the stadium thinking "When does basketball start" anyway.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Terrible Game||
Worst I've ever seen the team play. Literally no effort by anyone but Hunwick. I think Hunwick is learning how Jeff Lerg felt his senior year. The defensemen just let their forwards skate right on by them to create breakaways, the forwards kept fumbling around with the puck, they did a terrible job getting the puck out of the defensive zone, the list goes on.
Hate to say it, but I've pretty much lost hope. Last Saturday was the worst I'd seen to team play, as I have not seen us lose a game in which we socred 5 goals since getting here, but tonight beat it by a mile. I've seen the team sleep a game or two before, but I have never seen them give up breaks all night long because they simply let themselves be outskated, much less by a team like Northwestern.
Also, the AD can go to hell for their student ticket policy. Despite giving us a game for Sunday and knowing the OSU game was the next day, they didn't include the ticket, and unlike previous years made absolutely no effort to let the students know tickets were available for break games. I happened to find out they had them available to us, but even then they stuck us in the endzone so they could money grab the normal seats (Although I moved over just behind the benches anyway). There was a HUGE block of Northeastern fans in what is normally the student section, which was almost as embarassing as the way the team played.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Yost...||
I'd be interested to know if the whole thing did anything to change Yost. He was, of course, AD for a while after the incident, and from what I recall, he once raised a fit at a Chicago hotel because they didn't want to give a hotel room to a black player on the team (can't remember when this happened, only remember reading about it).
I'm not really surprised he was racist, given his background, but the fact he remained at Michigan and the incident I just mentioned makes me wonder if he ever came around. His prejudice was, I think, Yost's only major flaw as coach and athletic director (he as also a good bit arrogant, but he was great at backing it up, for which we love him).
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Yost||
Yost should have been on the trphy int he first place if they think Stagg is worthy.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Yuck||
There are some tickets in my price range now, but I'm not liking those insane fees they put on EVERY ticket.
I think I might need to phone a favor in with friends in Cleveland now that they are publicly available and therefore (I presume) at the box office, fee free.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||True||
But I can't really say that surprises me too much either. I'm not sure we are really in a decent position to judge the mindset of PSU fans. As much as I'd like to believe we at least wouldn't throw stuff at a guy like that, I'm not sure it wouldn't happen here or anywhere else.
The situation at PSU is tragic, but this guy is really doing little more than adding salt to a very fresh wound. Can you image how it'd feel to us if we found out something like this happened under Bo? I sure know I can't, and PSU loves Joe just as much as we loved Bo. I don't think their fanbase has had enough time to absorb what has just happened yet, and having a guy insisting that they just throw the rest of the season after their 46 year coach was just fired is not exactly helping.
We can talk all day about how horrible it is that Penn State is thinking about their football program more at a time like this, but we also didn't experience the storm they went through for the last week. That doesn't excuse the behavior against the guy, but I don't expect the reaction he received would not happen at any other program that experienced something like that. We see the reality that the victims in this seem to be overlooked, but we're not seeing it with the previous view of Paterno being a legend and a hero, so that isn't nearly as hard for us to do.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Pretty sad they treated the||
Pretty sad they treated the guy that way, but I honestly don't agree with the guy. I'm sure plenty more heads will roll at PSU before this is over, but to simply forfeit the seaon would be punishing the one group that defintiely didn't know and does not deserve to be punished for this: the players. Its not fair to the current players or the extra damage such a move would do to the program for the players yet to come.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Lots of backups||
We definitely didn't look great last night, but we didn't exactly go peddle to the metal, either. There was plenty of time for pretty much everyone on the bench, and in the end we pulled away like we should.
I'm not worried, but I do have to admit I was not impressed with our defense. Ferris only scored 33, but that's because they are really bad. They had a ton of open looks they couldn't get to go down. We'll know where that we're at after Maui, I think, and don't forget either that basketball is a lot different from football when it comes to David and Goliath. Duke almost lost last night if you want any recent proof.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I nominate Yost||
How in the world Yost wasn't on the trophy in the first place is beyond me. If Stagg is deemed worthy and appropriate of being on that trophy, Yost should be a sure-in, especially in that Stagg establishes they aren't afraid to go back that far.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Could work in part||
The biggest argument IMO against the spread in the pros is the risk of injury. Now every team, even the bad ones, have really good players (in terms of college) that would love to destroy your players.
Tebow is a guy who seems pretty durable and can take it for the most part, but that's not to say he's going to always get back up. Given the resistance to quarterbacks like him, though, I could see a scenario in which an NFL team could pick up two or three of these quarterbacks just because they aren't wanted by anyone else and make it work. That would be an interesting experiment.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Get them at ticket office||
Just got mine today.
BTW, question for somebody who knows. This is my first year with basketball tickets and I see that we have to have an ID to get the actual ticket on gameday. I will be out of town this weekend and can't make the WSU game, and I was wondering if it just has to be a student ID or do they actually track who has what voucher. In other words, can I give it to one of my friends who is also a student without any red tape to go through?
Also, do I still get credit for the seating priority thing if I do give it to another student? I don't care that much, since I can't make it regardless and just want somebody to be able to go in my stead, but it'd be a nice bonus and I don't know how they associate who's been to what game (Via voucher scan or via recording your ID number).
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Holy Puck||
Those are a whole lot more expensive than I thought they'd be. I think I'm going to hold off on tickets and try to score some on eBay or when they relaize they won't be selling out and are dumping them off for cheap. I want to go to this, but I'm not paying $50 for tickets and I'm not going to waste my time if I have to sit in the outfield while the rink is at home plate.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Editor||
I blame this one of the editor. Even I don't remember most of the details of that game. Sure, Bacon could have taken the time to fact check it, but I saw first hand what kind of hell he was going through to get the size of it under control and get it in at all (it was due for submission while I was in his class). Frankly, I blame the editor for not checking something like that. Heck, for all we know he DID get it right and the editor thought he remembered it differently and changed it.
Regardless, I don't care if he got the specifics of that game right. I know Bacon well enough to know that all of the big stuff in that book was well researched and confirmed. I trust his journalistic word more than anybody's when it comes to Michigan, and anybody who thinks I'm nuts should take his class and decide for themselves (sorry to anybody for him its too late).
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Old News||
But I still don't understand why all the focus is on him punching Lewan. That stuff happens all the time, especially in rivalry games.
The reason I hate Gholston is because he piled onto our quarterback while he didn't have the use of his arms or legs and tried to break his neck. That, IMO, warrants at least what he ended up getting, and if he had actually seriously injured Denard, should have landed him a criminal charge. If I intentionally twisted the head of anybody in real life, even if he weren't defenseless, I would get in a bunch of trouble.
Got to love Sparty though. Sticking up for an indefensible act by one of their players and blaming the repercussion for it on Michigan being the "protected" team, even though they have a streak going against us and managed to win the next week anyway. Maybe some day they'll realize they make it way too easy for us to make fun of them.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Sign Him Up||
Yes, its true we don't do the JUCO thing very much, but I have to believe that unless the current staff just decides to shun him for is connections to RR, it would be worth doing. He seems to be a good kid who's doing the best he can to turn his life around, and he went to Grand Rapids Community College, so I'd find it hard to believe if he couldn't get credit transfered into Michigan.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Kind of||
That can happen in college and high school because you are allowed to return the attempt the other way for two after a block/fumble/int on the scoring team. In the NFL though, the attempt is called dead if the defense comes into possession of the ball, so the offense would have to somehow manage to get it back that far on their own.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||My Favorite||
The theoretical 1-point score. If the team attempting an extra point try after a tochdown somehow manages to suffer a safety on the extra point attempt, the defending team would get 1 point, thereby making the score 6-1.
Its the most absurd and probably unlikely thing to ever happen, especially in the NFL since it would have to happen without the defense ever possessing the ball, but it would be awesome if it ever happened unintentionally (or at all, really).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Don't Knock Tech||
Unless something changed, the Pep Band has absolutely no official status with the school. They are a totally student-run organization and every one of them that shows up to the GLI does so on their own time and dime as a poor college student who probably isn't even from nearby to cheer for a team that has won as many games in the last 3-4 years combined as Michigan has in 2/3s of any given season. They are no more of a "hack job" than the alumni band and I'd take them at the GLI any day. Unless you are a flat out homer who would take a guy with a kazoo over anything else just because he's a Michigan fan, I don't see how anybody else could either.
I'll take the alumni band over nothing, but if Tech can get their people to show up, I don't know why we can't let our regular band play with whoever can make it to the GLI. I'm not apologizing because I get sick of the same stuff (beyond the givens) every year.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Soonish||
The Cleveland Indians had an advanace sign-up thing on their website a while back. I put my name in for it and haven't gotten anything about buying the tickets yet, but I have to believe that will start happening soon as January is coming up.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Sorry man||
But I really don't care for the alumni band. They play really slow, and they play the same stuff over and over again. I know its not really their fault, since they all have real lives to worry about over learning and practicing new songs, but it is kind of embarrasing when they play Seven Nation Army for the 10th time and MTU's band keeps count of it. I'd rather have whomever of the regular band can make it to the games.
I will say that they beat the daylights of State's alumni band though. They DO play stuff other than the standard stuff, and State's band pretty much sticks to their crappy fight song and Dudley Do Right, and they are also bad at doing it.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Tickets for the GLI both days||
Tickets for the GLI both days have tradtionally been $10/day and up, depending on whether you want reserved seating or not.
There is a chance they might bump the price a bit this year since Tech is looking better and BC is the best 4th opponent we've had in a while, but it wouldn't be by much and that's doubtful since the GLI isn't all that highly attended (holidays mean few students, being on weekdays often means few regular people, and then there's tolerating the alumni band).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Purdue is better than we||
Purdue is better than we thought, but I still don't think handling them should be a problem. They scored all 21 points in the first half and then did nothing with the ball in the second. I'm more concerned about the offense beating itself than Purdue defending it.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know||
Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know having an amusing picture as my avatar was the equivelant of making the 30th thread about MSU this week. Every time somebody makes a thread about MSU, we become more like them by constantly talking about them like they do us. Its been 8 days since the game and half the threads on the sidebar are in some way about MSU and not a single one of them says anything new or insightful about them and contains anything that hasn't been discussed to death already.
MSU has a good team this year, they beat us, and they took advantage of Wisconsin's mistakes to beat them and get into the driver's seat. Good for them, let's talk about Purdue.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thank You||
Just for making the thread. I'm happy SOMEBODY realizes we're playing Purdue this Saturday.
I only saw the second half of the game, but it looks to me like Purdue jumped out of the gate and just kind of went into hold-on mode. They did precisely nothing in the second half and until late in the game, I could say the same for Illinois.
I think both of these teams are capable of more than they're showing. Illinois did beat ASU after all. I think we should beat both of them, but I think Illinois has the higher upside and we get them on the road.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Can we stop talking about State?||
We lost to them, it sucks, get over it. We don't just not care about them because its rare to lose 4 in a row, we don't care about them because we have Ohio State.
Nobody cares that we lost to MSU in 1969 and if we beat Ohio State this year, nobody will care about it this year either. To hell with State, start focusing on the games ahead.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Here we go again...||
Strings of penalties which sound pretty weak they way they are saying it on the radio. Now its a tie game.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Good||
Time to to get on our feet again and we're off to a good start.
Just out of curiosoty, does anybody know anything new on Merrill? I know the rumors have been rampant that he may leave, but is there anything new that I missed that may have slipped through the cracks?
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Yep||
I remember that game well. Got what they deserved in the end though.
My experience with Northern fans is that they are the MSU of the UP. Maybe that's my MTU connections and the school colors talking (Plus Mel), but my experiences backs it up and so do the school rankings.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Wow||
They get a goal and a PP just for kicks. Unbelievable.
Hope they enjoy jobbing us on the road, because if they repeat this calling at Yost I'm not sure they'll make it out of the building alive.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Only got radio||
But from the sounds of it, the referees want this to turn into the Miami game a few years ago all over again.
They are calling this one-sided all the way, and its why I can't stand the CCHA. Northern has been taking cheap shots all night and they eject our GOALTENDER. These guys are just as big of clowns as always, and this is why I can't wait for B1G hockey. Probably only going to get worse since the Big Ten "started" the realignment and now they're going to lose their side jobs in a couple years.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||So what time does Ann Arbor||
So what time does Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork open?
I was at the game and I know I was pissed when I saw us come out in those... things. Clearly, Dave Brandon doesn't get it.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Huge differences||
Unnecessary hits happen in a game like this, paticularly with your rivals. Scrums are bound to happen too, like they did with Boston and Woodson.
What State did was pure intent to injure. Its one thing to even throw a cheap punch, its another entirely to throw a cheap punch at a players neck. Its one thing to pile on late, its another thing entirely to try and break a defenssless players neck. Its one thing to give a check from behind, its another thing entirely to slash an unconscious player in the neck with a hockey stick.
There's no sugar coating this, Michigan State harbors a disproportionate number of criminal players on their teams, and their coaches not only fail to address that problem, they encourage it. That has been evident from the no-punishment and the slaps on the wrist they recieve for their wrong-doing. A quarter of your team causes trouble at a fraternity? One game suspension. Attacking Kampfer in the neck with a stick? Suspended for small remainder of an already long-lost season (and then reinstated and made an assistant captain). Yesterday's antics? I'm betting the punshment will be nothing if left to Dantonio.
Their conduct did not have changed the outcome yesterday. The flags they DID get we failed do anything with, and while you can argue that the ejections that should have occured would have changed something, our offense shouldn't need that to take advantage of what we were given. I'm pissed because we lost to thugs like them and because they accept behavior that can result in serious, debilitating harm to our players. I am proud of our guys for not retaliating with equally dangerous conduct, but I am not proud of the fact they couldn't play up to beat thugs when given golden oppurtunities to cash in.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||MSU Players||
They can keep them. I don't care if they are the best at their position, we don't condone thugery at Michigan and we never will. I want no part of players who take intentional cheap shots with intent to injure. To my immediate memory, not even Ohio State goes for guys like that.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Pretty much||
We look down on Spartans for a reason. I was at the game today and didn't see the severity of some of their personal fouls because I was looking for the ball. Their team acted like their fans today, which is a new low for them. My hatred for State went up a few notches today after listening to some TV watchers and seeing some of it for myself.
ND fans, on the other hand, I gained a lot more respect for when I went there last year. It as almost creepy how nice and welcoming they were, and I will always remember that when I interact with ND fans (until they give me a reason to do otherwise).
I actually had a guy imply that the game was called against them today. Absolutely dispicable. Dantonio shouldn't be allowed to coach if he's going to encourage that behavior and his players shouldn't play. Michigan and Ohio State is the greatest rivalry in sports, but there is a mutual respect that goes with that such that, while there will be scrums, nobody tries to break somebody elses neck. Spartan's don't understand that, and that became that much more clear today.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Seven Nation Army||
It was written by a local band, so personally I say we get dibs on it even if we weren't the first to use it.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||My Interpretation||
The way I'm reading it, the new system requires you to donate a bunch of money to get yourself season tickets. They are saying that "a bunch of money" has to be at least $500 but could be more depending on how many people give more than $500 in $100 increments (cooresponding to priority points).
After that, you need only maintain a minimum donation every year to keep your seats, which is a little to a lot less than $500 depending on how good your seats are (but of course, if you can afford donating enough to get the priority points to get seats on the 50 yard line, $500/year for that zone is probably not a big deal).
Also, being a graduate, former athlete, etc really helps boost your priority points, but you still have to fork over the $500 the first time if you don't already have season tickets.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The way they play...||
I'm not surprised. Still better than the Vikings though. (zing!)
All joking aside though, that is really unfortunate. I have a lot of respect for him to keep on coaching through all the bad health luck life has thrown at him. Sounds like a guy who inspires by example and definitely deserves better than a dead end place like Minnesota. Hopefully he can get the ship righted and make for some exciting jug games like we had when Mason was there.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Second||
I have also taken Bacon's class, and I know from it that it wouldn't be in there if Bacon were't willing to stake his credibility on it.
If this book makes Carr look that bad, I will believe he deserved it. I also am willing to bet by default that if Carr was not interviewed for this book (which as far as I know was NOT what Brian or anyone else said) he probably didn't want to be. As it has been said, that would be in-line with his entire stance during RR's tenure, and frankly, I think that's part of the problem. Bo has said that Bump's support was important to his success in coming to Michigan as an outsider, so I don't know why it would have killed Lloyd to do the same if he really cared that much about the program. I know I am making my own assumptions on Carr's actions post-retirement here, but where Carr's side being or not being in the book has not been said, I think its easy to hypothesize from Brian's post that Carr was definitely not there for RR or else he probably wouldn't have reason to hate the book.
One thing is for sure though, the more crap that goes on around the program, the more I miss Bo. We've always loved Bo for everything he did for Michigan, but after reading Bo's Lasting Lessons and seeing the happenings since and including The Horror, it has made me realize that it wasn't just what Bo did that made me love him, it was who he was as an individual. I really think that if he were alive today, the last three years would have gone VERY differently. Consider how much impact Bo's public support would have had after Practicegate. For that matter, I wonder if the dolphin puncher would have ever written the article if Bo had been around to support RR from the very beginning.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Correct||
The title got changed when RR got fired. In fact, I recall Bacon saying that the title has changed several times as a result of changing factors. Don't quite me on this, but IIRC it was originally only suppose to be one year and writing about that, and then it evolved into three (Which ended poorly, so "Third and Long"), and then those three ended up being the entirety of RR's tenure (hence the final title).
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Do you believe, knowing Bo||
Do you believe, knowing Bo the way you did and to a large degree how things where before RR and obviously during his tenure, that the last three years would have gone differently if Bo were still alive? Would Bo have publicly stuck up for him? Would his support and presence likely have led to greater success in recruiting, play, morale, former player support, etc to the point that maybe we still have RR as our coach today? Would Bo have supported him at all?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Playing at ball parks...||
...is for teams that don't have stadiums that exceed 110,000 on a regular basis.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Delay their release?||
I think the OSU happenings are a poor reason to withold them from the players, and as such I am happy the AD is going to let them keep them. I understand what the writer is worried about, too, so maybe if they were kept around but the players weren't physically allowed to keep their jersey until after their career is over?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Can't say I have a favorite,||
Can't say I have a favorite, but I do appreciate it when they make the game entertaining like they did last year. For this one I'd lean ND since they are 0-2 already and can knock Sparty off their high horse, but I honestly don't care that much.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Three worst||
2008 Northwestern - Everything that can be said about this game has been said. It was freshman year for me, I had watched the Michigan I had known all my life fall to unthought of lows, and the weather sucked, but we were only down 7 and it was the last game I would see for another 8 months, so I went down to row 1 with another group of diehards and I stayed the whole game.
2010 @Purdue - Pretty much 2008 Northwestern, but it was above freezing enough that it was only rain and I was FAR more prepared this time. Not all THAT bad thanks to being ready for the crap weather, and it was all worth hearing the Purdue fans boo thier local weatherman when he went out on the field during a break and they put him on the big screen.
2009 @MSU - Again, this was actually not all that bad, but I don't have any other games that really qualify as every other game I've been to that it rained for it was plenty warm to make up for it and I was well-prepared for the weather.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Don't fret||
I live in West Michigan and I JUST got mine today. I think they mail them out in waves, which is why some people I know got them almost a week ago and I didn't get them until today. Add in the fact you're in El Paso and I wouldn't start worrying for another week.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Monday||
I will look forward to my tickets being in my mailbox then, since I only live across the state...
|4 years 37 weeks ago||They look awesome||
On our basketball and hockey teams.
Age == 21
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Obviously you don't that we||
Obviously you don't remember that we were the last team to beat you guys. Rodgers was injured in that game and you promptly failed to score a touchdown. I might also add that we were very close to beating you guys in Green Bay as well, but couldn't get it into the endzone ourselves and couldn't come up with that last field goal.
The Lions are the Lions, and we've alreay lost someone we were hoping would really help our running game, but one thing we definitely have is a D-line, and they love them some pass-happy teams. If we stay healthy and can finally overcome, well, being the Lions, winning the NFC North isn't so far-fetched. On paper its very possible, but again, it relies on breaking out of being the Lions, which we are hoping will finally happen given the nice run to end last year.
I know GB just won the Super Bowl, but that doesn't make them the team to beat because they put together a good playoff run. They had to win their last game of the season to even get into the playoffs, so there are weaknesses to be exploited.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Reminds me...||
I saw the hockey team in a movie my parents were watching the other day. Its called Litle Black Book and my dad told me about it, so I went through the movie to find it, and sure enough, they make a breif appearance heading out for practice while one of the characters is making a phone call at a hockey rink. (he's apparently a sports journalist or something)
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Holy recruiting Batman!||
I still can't believe how awesome our recruiting has been. We have a brand new staff that hasn't gone through a single game yet, and we've gotten this many high-level commitments up until now, the start of fall camp. If all of these guys stay Blue, we'll be back on top and taking no prisoners for a good long while.
I just hope (Hoke?) that we can compete for a title this year and then the next when our schedule is brutal and these guys are freshman. We want to keep that recruiting momentum going and I'm just plain sick of losing. I haven't looked this up to confirm, but I'm pretty sure the class of 2011 was the first since the B1G bowl rules changed to never see a Rose Bowl, and I'm in line to be the second if we don't make it this year.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Please don't let this be||
Please don't let this be another injury-plagued season of futility.
For real, how do these guys make it through college with no problems and then suddenly go down in flames when they hit their first NFL camp. No way an NFL practice is harder than college football.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Great...||
Comparable or not, I'm a senior this year, not next year, and having to deal with Floyd while they don't have to deal with Stonum is garbage. Neither of them should be playing.
Hagerup needs to get his head in gear, too. I do not want to repeat the punting debacle at OSU last year, and now both punting and kicking fall to a freshman.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Is it Post Old News Day or||
Is it Post Old News Day or something? This is like the 4th one today.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Yuck||
Their old ones weren't too bad, but those just look bad. I'm especially not liking those numbers.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Wow||
Seems like something a Buckeye would do, and there you have it. Real good people they crank out of that place. (not to mention attract as fans)
|4 years 38 weeks ago||All Things Detroit||
Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons
In that order, because hockey is as important to me as football, baseball I've never been that into but it goes on almost every day in an otherwise dead summer, and I really don't care for pro basketball in the least but I'll pay attention if the Pistons are looking to close out a good year and make a playoff run.
NASCAR I have pretty much given up on because its become a sport of the most resources to get that little extra edge with the cookie-cutter cars. Its just not as interesting anymore (insert joke about NASCAR being interesting at all for the haters), and I think I'm just as tired as most guys of Johnson winning the stupid thing every year. When I do decide to watch a race though, Carl Edwards.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Michigan Tech||
Best friend goes to Tech and I love the pep band. Plus, I only have to retract my favor for them once per year when we play them in the GLI and every once in a great while for an exhibition in basketball.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||No||
There are two problems with your argument:
1. Kalis defected about 7ish months away from signing day. Ohio State has that long to replace him, even if its not with a prospect of his hype. Gibson is doing this 1 month before he was suppose to be on campus getting ready to play for us this season, and well, WELL after signing a LOI for us. We have absolutely no ability to replace him at this point per NCAA rule, and with the way hockey recruiting goes, puts us seriously behind for trying to replace his absence in the following year.
2. We have shown displeasure at the rather rude timing of his decision, but I think most of the reponses have shown far more disdain to the dirty, backhanded conduct of the OHL. They never give up on poaching college commitments, even after they've played a year in college (See: Northeastern), and they like to sell their education package to people like it could compare to a bachelor's degree at pretty much any one of the D1 schools. It takes a guy like JimLahey for it to actually matter for anything because he recognized the importance of an education on his own without somebody like Red pounding it in his head, because no OHL coach is likely to. I really wish the NCAA would get their head out of their butt and give hockey coaches more tools to compete in the unique environment of hockey recruiting. Just letting them keep in contact would be a huge step.
I really hope hockey works out for him and he does indeed make it to the NHL and has the wisdom to use his earnings to prepare for his future. Regardless of his reasons though, this has set our goaltending situation back worse than I can ever remember it being. Unless Janecyk turns out to be Hunwick 2.0, we're completly hosed if 1.0 goes down and again next year if we can't snipe a goalie from somebody else in the next several months.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||FFS||
Can we just destroy the OHL? I'm sick of these guys butting into commits, and especially our goalies. Just the other day an OHL team signed away a sophomore from Northeastern and they had the gull to say "We've been after him for a few years." So you've been actively trying to get a kid playing hockey in college to abandon his education and commitment to his school to come play for you? Awesome.
If this turns out to be true, you can probably chalk it up to more of the same, since they won't buzz off after a kid makes a decision and then snake-oil them at the last moment with a lot of sweet-talking BS.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||And another Michigan school||
And another Michigan school hires a better coach than Michigan State.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Defense and Stafford||
Like everyone else, I always feel like we might finally have a good year every year, but I'm more confident now than ever.
Why? Because I'm basing my throughts on last year's results instead of preseason wins. Our defensive line is going to kill people this year, and that's an instant boost to the secondary, which will hopefully get an upgrade in free agency anyway.
On offense, we actually had a decent backup in Hill for the first time in forever, but if Stafford stays healthy, I think we can really start to burn some defenses. Add in a hopefully healthy Best and Leshoure to do some of the bruiser work and we have a legitimate chance to compete with anyone.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Good to see||
No place you'd rather go when you're sick around here than Ann Arbor. I wonder how much our ranking will go up when the new addition opens? If the University can attract the right people when it opens, we might very well end up with one of, if not the, best children's hospital.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Bogus quote||
Its from a guy named Matt Millen, therefore it is complete rubbish.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I thought Jeter's allegiance||
I thought Jeter's allegiance was common knowledge aorund these parts. Its kind of too bad he's as good as he is or else he'd have come here and probably single-handidly brought us a couple of baseball titles. In fact, IIRC, he said once he still intends to some to school here when baseball ends for him. He's totally still eligible to play baseball for us, right?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Well...||
So much for Western Michigan. Wonder if they'll even get into the superconference now.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Good points||
Except MSU. I don't think they have any commitment to getting good again when Michigan tech hires a better coach than they do.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Sure, the Big Ten technically||
Sure, the Big Ten technically "started" it, but when there were enough teams to make it happened it was a natural and forseen thing due to our affiliation in pretty much every other sport. As I said, only Michigan and Wisconsin are solid programs at the moment. Minnesota has been crap for a while now, MSU is in a tailspin, OSU has always been a doormat, and PSU is a start-up.
These guys are strong teams that are big names in the hockey world who are, practically on a dime, getting ready to throw their leftover conference mates to the hounds. North Dakota, Notre Dame, Miami, etc are all more than capable of selling tickets without Big Ten teams around because they are good and because their hockey fans care more about how good the opponent is at hockey, not how good they are at football. Doing this is only going to make life tougher on them as they beat the crap out of each other and its going to make the other schools form a long-distance ECAC.
Basically what I'm saying is that B1G hockey was seen coming and was a natural thing to occur. This is a knee-jerk reaction by some only-good-at-hockey schools who got their pride somehow hurt because the Big Ten schools wants to play each other like they do in every other sport.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Woo!||
Michigan EECS wins! (And will again if we are needed on the Facebook poll. We beat cheating by cheating better.)
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Interesting...||
The remenants of the CCHA and WCHA would probably then pluck members form another conference or perhaps simply merge. Not sure I like this, honestly.
At least we won't have to take any crap for the Big Ten ruining college hockey. Michigan and Wisconsin are the only stable programs right now anyway, but all those big hockey-name teams forming their own league will absolutely destroy the leftovers.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||That's what I thought, but||
That's what I thought, but then sometimes I've seen people with a positive number for a bad adjective. Does it just show the doiminate one then? Like, if two people vote troll, but three people vote 3 different pluses, it would be +1 Trolling?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Yeah...||
It was clean for a day, but FSU started botting earlier today. I've been saying I was going to do it for a couple days, but I really do need to reinstall Ubuntu and modify the script to run on the new poll. My laptop can be my own little voting machine.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||If it happens...||
So much for Western being that power that goes to that new hockey conference. Their future just went from bright to right back where they've been for decades.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I'd give an opinion||
But I honestly never did undertsand how it works exactly. Like, I get the descriptors and that I'm suppose to pick one and "moderate" the post, but I still don't get where the numbers are coming from...
|4 years 43 weeks ago||We got this||
They can't come up with 2 millions votes in 7 minutes. Not worried about FSU, either. They're ND beatdown is inflated by ND's alck of botting. There are only about 2 million total votes in that poll to our 20 million, so I'm confident we can out-bot them.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Absolute Tragedy||
He was going into his last year in which he may have finally seen some playing time and was also that close to the res of his life with his education. Prayers for Purdue and the guys family and friends.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Don't think they'll make it||
It changes over at noon, and i don't think they can catch us in the time remaining. I think I better go start reinstalling Linux just in case though.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Hooray Muskegon||
But not hooray for me being home in it for the summer. I need to remember never to come back unless I secure my own place first.
Looking forward to seeing RVB bust out this year like never before. I never met him, but he knew a lot of my friends who went to high school with him in Whitehall.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Ubuntu: Check||
Send that script my way.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||The Beach Boys||
I just don't like them. I REALLY hate listening to them sing, but even just the music doesn't click that much with me like it seems to with other people. I just really hate the Beach Boys, like that one Alabama fan hates Tennesse.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Ah yes...||
The guy who left and for some reason nobody can seem to forget about.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Peyton||
Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but I do not think that Peyton Manning has ever shown any lack of class in handling his not winning the Heismen. He has never said he should have won it, never acted like he should have won it, and although he was clearly disappointed at the time, was the first to shake his hand at the ceremony. In fact, I seem to recall seeing the two of them chat when their teams should happen to play each other in the NFL.
Don't let Tennesse's rotten fanbase and coach decide your opinion of Peyton. I hate Tennesse as much as the next guy, but I don't hate Preyton Manning for something he had no part in dragging out for all these years (except just simply not being good enough to actually win it, but I'm okay with that).
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Day = Made||
And I thought today was going boring. It just got a whole lot better!