...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
|1 hour 37 min ago||Thx||
Thanks, Ace. DirecTV still had it listed on ESPN2 this a.m., so I set my DVR for both ESPN and ESPN2. Guess what...my DVR apparently seized up, so nothing recorded. I went into full electronic blackout mode at work and was clueless about the game outcome, got home in the early afternoon ready to watch and SAW NOTHING. So frustrating. Lessons learned? Don't trust my DVR. Lesson #2: skip work and head to a local watering hole to watch the game.
|7 hours 56 min ago||Hands = mental issue?||
I hope that his drops are concentration/mental than an issue with his hands. He did catch 80+ balls a few years ago, so he's proven the ability to be a prolific pass catching target. I still think he's a fairly reasonable option at $4 mil/yr.
|10 hours 1 min ago||His hands are sometimes||
His hands are sometimes suspect, but he's a great blocker. One of few TE's that act as a legit 6th OL AND pose a receiving threat. As a Lions fan, I'm good with this signing.
|10 hours 4 min ago||Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene||
Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene was life-altering for many young males. Well done.
|22 hours 18 min ago||ESPN2?||
My DirecTV guide says the game is on the deuce...I think.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I enjoyed this...||
3 MOAR YEARS!
I was initially hoping that he might be a C.J. Lee/David Merritt type by the time he's a junior and give us some valuable on-the-court minutes. But I have to admit that I kind of don't want Dakich to develop as a hoops player. It would be a shame to see him pulled away from the bench at critical junctures in the game.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Go Pirates...||
Pirates don't care about jinxes.
Also, ISU down 3 against KSU with 9+ minutes left.. Probably doesn't matter much at this point, but I would love to see ISU make a run in their tourney.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Hot shorts?||
|3 days 10 hours ago||My cat currently won't shit||
My cat currently won't shit in the litter box. Anyone have any good stories of Wolverine athletes who wouldn't shit in the toilet? On second thought, maybe keep those stories close to the vest...
|4 days 17 min ago||Goggles||
Agree. I might have maize and blue goggles by declaring Gallon a 3rd rounder, but I think he'll get drafted in the lower half. I think.
|4 days 42 min ago||LIttle slot guy?||
Detroit Lions, let me introduce you to Jeremy Gallon in round 3.
|4 days 43 min ago||I swear I wrote this ^^||
Like thousands of multi-decade Lions fans, you share my EXACT feelings. We could be a 10 win team next year, or a 10 loss team next year. But we're stuck in perpetual parity purgatory, unless we can strike gold with a few lower round draft picks and/or lower tier free agents that suddenly blossom. Glimmers of hope were the OL outperforming expectations last year, including contributions from undrafted FA's (Waddle). But until Stafford matures (mechanics and such) AND the DL dominates on a consistent basis, we're nothing more than a mediocre team in a league filled with mediocre teams.
That said, I wish we would've gone through our horrible, horrible stage (0-16) in the past 1-2 years to reap the benefits of the newish rookie salary structure.
Sammy Watkins? That selection might marginally tingle my football loins. Just like Andre Ware marginally tickled my football loins in the early '90s. Please, someone, tickle my football loins.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Slight Lunardi nitpick||
I thought it was standard practice to misspell Loonardi's name as much as humanly possible, since, I guess, a lot of people apparently don't like Lonbardi's prognostications. I, myself, don't follow Ludnardie very much, so I'm not really familiar with his schtick.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Meh. I'll wait for the AP||
Meh. I'll wait for the AP poll to be released before I panic.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Woo||
|4 days 5 hours ago||There are at least 3 on this||
There are at least 3 on this board living in/near Madison, so take that into consideration when you hope for Milwaukee. We will be loud. And we can flip Bo Ryan the bird on the road to Milwaukee.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Worst case scenario||
Tom is indeed unhinged and quits after this year to his hobby farm north of Iron Mountain. The MSU AD glances at Lincoln, NE and thinks "that Miles guy did a bang-up job this year". They hire Miles, and now we're faced with the connundrum of having to hate the one opposing B1G coach that we kinda like and respect.
|4 days 8 hours ago||GRIII...not blue-chip recruit||
I hate it when shallow analyses are thrown around like "UM was blessed with such great talent...any bozo could've coached that team to a B1G title." Sure, GRIII was a potential 1st rounder, but he was not a blue-chip 5 star recruit when he committed to UM. Neither was Burke. Neither was Hardaway. So we lost 2 1st rounders who were ho-hum 3-star type recruits. That is great player development and great coaching.
Miles has done a great job with Nebraska this year, but - maize and blue goggles be damned - JB deserves it for wreaking havoc on a tough basketball conference and winning outright by 3 games.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Omaha?||
Lincoln! Lincoln > Omaha (at least in my opinion for college town atmosphere). But your point is still valid. Nebraska's hoops history has been less-than-stellar, so attracting top talent to Lincoln might be difficult, except for "WOW! TV's IN THE BATHROOMS!"
|4 days 9 hours ago||Sprinkles of 1-3-1||
I really think sprinkling in the 1-3-1 has spurred us to a handful of wins. This zone has been active and disruptive in recent weeks. I think it was the 2nd half key in IU win.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Griffin, Hunter||
Mike Griffin. Freddie Hunter. Graham Brown.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Spring forward?||
Not even losing a precious hour to the daylight savings deities can suppress my positivity. Bang on, I say!
Happiest of Fridays to all.
|1 week 1 day ago||#5 immortalized||
And well-deserved. Super athlete and super human being. I may shed a tear watching this ceremony.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sic 'em Bears?||
|1 week 1 day ago||Word to MGoBrewMom. It was||
Word to MGoBrewMom. It was a wild ride based on a false premise that Chris Webber was playing by the rules. I love Juwan. I appreciate Jalen's passion for UM. Jimmy and Ray were solid 4 year players and a huge part of that crazy experience. I personally cheered those years in Crisler as a student. But I just can't conjure up good vibes of that era due to the dismal death spiral it caused to our hoops program, and this ultimately colors my final opionion of that era.
|1 week 1 day ago||The 90-91 season was long and||
The 90-91 season was long and tough. The TRUE Michigan student hoops fans endured that year in good spirits. I had a blast cheering for a frontcourt that consisted of:
Rich McIver (sweet hairdo)
Sam Mitchell (smooth, but inconsistent)
McIver and Mitchell would soon transfer. Sigh. That was a young and innocent team in the young and innocent times before the Fab 5 craziness.
|1 week 2 days ago||I've heard it, and it never||
I've heard it, and it never ceases to give me chills. The early 90's Wings-Leafs playoff series iced it for me...I love O' Canada.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yup. Student section should||
Yup. Student section should be all over this one. Learn the words, students. Sing your hearts out in honour of Canada's native son. I think it would be the perfect antidote to the USA chants he's endured.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am very proud of you.||
I am very proud of you.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mid-life crisis age||
I'll cheer heartily during the BTT, but I'm not passionate about it. It would really only matter to me if (a) we were a true bubble team and needed to make a BTT run to squeak in the NCAA's or (b) if we lost a #1 seed due to a 1st round flop in the BTT.
Tirico and Dakich hit on this point during yesterday's telecast (BTT vs. other conference tourneys). I did a grad school stint at an ACC school, and I loved the pageantry of the ACC tourney. It was magical. But I don't feel that way yet about the BTT and wonder if I ever will. I take great satisfaction in a grind-it-out B1G regular season championship.
|1 week 2 days ago||O Canada?||
Has the Maize Rage serenaded him with "O Canada" yet? That would be pretty sweet to do against IU, especially if it is his last Crisler game. Brings tears to my eyes, that national anthem.
|1 week 2 days ago||501||
501 Gateway Error
|1 week 2 days ago||+1||
|1 week 2 days ago||Hell, yes!||
Garde Thompson, meet Nik Stauskas.
Richard Rellford, meet Glenn Robinson.
Gary Grant, meet Derrick Walton.
This is so sweet.
|1 week 4 days ago||So, what's the deal with||
So, what's the deal with hospital food?
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||UVU||
Since I hadn't heard of UVU before this brawl, 1000 apologies to you for not knowing about your home turf better. I did some quick research...over 30000 students enrolled?! Much bigger than I thought. Have they been D1 sports for a long time?! How long in the WAC?
Additional research has since revealed to me that Noelle Pikus-Pace was a track and field star for UVU.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||This information also refutes||
This information also refutes my earlier theory that the ball-thrower was hurling it at someone who probably deserved to get a ball thrown at their private parts. The internet has thoroughly enlightened me about UVU and the ball throwing victim in this case.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Good catch||
I did see "Wolverines" plastered on a banner in that clip. Bastards. There hasn't been a wolverine spotted in Utah Valley in over 300 years!
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Utah Valley?||
The main thing I learned from this link was that Utah Valley even existed. I seriously had no idea that they were a D1 team.
Other than that, this was a stupid situation all around. Sounds like NMSU's coach will take disciplinary action, at least from the quotes I saw. As much I would love to hurl the ball at many annoying players' private parts who probably deserve it, restraint must rule.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||The year before (2005-2006)||
The year before (2005-2006) was, to me, the biggest disappointment of the Amaker years. Horton + the lineup you just listed should have been an NCAA tourney team. And Graham Brown, too? And Chris Hunter? Yeah...2005-2006 was hugely disappointing.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||McHorford||
We need to replace Morford.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||You'll be up to 182 lbs in no||
You'll be up to 182 lbs in no time. South Quad dorm food will do that to you.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||A word of warning to those||
A word of warning to those who want to donate ACL's to our beloved university. I offered my ACL as generous alum support to the Michigan football program, but was told that I wasn't a cadaver.
Get well, Jake. I wish my ACL was helping you.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Low single digit highs||
Low single digit highs up north this weekend, so I'm debating whether to stay home or venture into the woods and ride the trails. It's a win-win. If I dont' go, I'm gonna hunker down and watch me some hoops, drink me some beer, and GET BANGED!
Happy weekend to all.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||This event might be the best||
This event might be the best money ever spent to pull a hamstring. I wish I was local enough to partake in the fun.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Spouse from greater C-bus area||
Both UM alum. She used to stress out when my car laden with block M's would be left out on the street, but nothing ever happened. Only occasional snide remarks from neighbors. This was in the 90's when we repeatedly steamrolled over highly ranked John Cooper teams, so maybe that had something to do with my vehicle leaving C-bus unscathed. I've gone there over 20-30 times with nothing horrible happening.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I was kinda hoping Nebraska||
I was kinda hoping Nebraska would sneak into the tourney with their good conference record. This loss really hurts. They need to win out and win a couple in the B1G tourney.
But, like you say, it increases JB's coach-of-the-year chances. I think JB gets it with the job he's done.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Trap game?||
GTFO, Admiral Ackbar. Go home. We win. And we broke the interwebz. POSBANG TIME!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Levitating magicians||
I think we need levitating magicians BEFORE game time, not at half time. I love levitating magicians.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sweet||
Kinda looks like Lord of the Dance.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Who are these guys?||
Who are these guys?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||48-43 Wiscy||
Wisconsin is strangling IU in the 2nd half. And they still haven't unleashed Kaminsky. Take the shackles off, Bo. Unleash Frank!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats||
May your years in Ann Arbor be full of higher learning - mixed in with occasional fun! It won't be easy, but well worth the sacrifice.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for nuthuggers||
Every time. Automatic.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take 45 degrees.||
I'll take 45 degrees.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"We're even"||
Tom Izzo after the illegal screen call. No, Tom. We're not even. We're 2-0 against you this year.
Positively bang me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||PIcs..||
...or it didn't. Wait. Nice pic. But why no speedo, Zoltan?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Suomi||
Suomi. Just had to write it.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Are you stating beyond any||
Are you stating beyond any resonable doubt that the University of Michigan has fluffers on their payroll?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Trail cam||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Best OT post ever||
This may be my favorite OT post ever. I'm nerdy like that. Thanks, SC.
Cool wolf story, bro: I was driving back home to Wisconsin from the U.P. in February. 2 large wolves passed about 100 yards in front of me near Crystal Falls, MI. I slowed down. 2 more large wolves were just emerging from the trees. I stopped. We shared an uncomfortable stare for more than a moment. I raised my fist in the air (a la Fantastic Mr. Fox), and drove off. Pure Michigan.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Beer lady? Them's fightin'||
Beer lady? Them's fightin' words, Yeezus.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Defensive help||
I was frustrated by Frank's ability to blow by our guys away from the rim. But what made me even more upset was that 'OMG there's a 7 footer dribbling toward the hoops from 19 feet out' happened more than once, but yet very little off-the-ball help materialized. He's a 7 footer....DRIBBLING! Even some semblance of defensive help could have pestered him enough to cause a turnover, dump-off, or made Frank feel slightly uncomfortable handing the ball in traffic.
I must admit that I've been very impressed by Kaminsky's development this year. He's a legit B1G player, and I never dreamed he would amount to anything other than a decent bench role player. Player development, man.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||DirecTV||
I've had both Dish and DirecTV. I have liked DirecTV much better than Dish, and that doesn't even take into account the NFL Sunday Ticket issue. Dish, though, was still far better than cable. FWIW, I've had numerous DVR issues with both satellite providers.
The only reason I have satellite is sports. I would love to drop everything and go to internet-based, a la carte programming. Sigh.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Co-op||
No need to call yourself a commie. Let's just call it a cable cooperative. A nice little co-op that allows us to avoid dastardly entities like TWC and Comcast. I'm onboard.
I just want a cheaper alternative to watch my sports. Without sports, I would be off the cable/satellite TV bandwagon in a heartbeat.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
When our walk-on punter steps out of the shower in the morning, he better damned well be wearing a knee brace. I'm even advocating for a fleet of electric sit-down scooters to transport our players to class. Elevator use is mandatory because stairs are evil entities just waiting to rip apart an ACL. I have reached ACL panic mode.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think Magnus may also be||
I think Magnus may also be referring to the 2 dozen or so other people in this thread who have previously questioned our S&C staff and training methods. Another "WTF S&C?" question at this point seems, well, -1 redundant.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||New winter conditioning guidelines||
Do not run. Do not cut. Do not walk to class (ice slippage danger). Do not use stairs.
We'll have a well-atrophied team by early August, but at least our ACLs will be intact.
Get well, Jake.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||No proof||
All rumor and conjecture. I'm not necessarily calling out Spurrier as a negative recruiter by referring to the old pot calling the kettle black expression (I have no proof of this), just the tone of his message that the SEC only uses positive recruiting tactics and doesn't resort to smearing other programs. SEC = pot. B1G = kettle.
SEC recruiting tactics (oversigning, medical hardships, overall sliminess) are over-the-top, and that cannot be denied. Spurrier calling out a B1G coach is laughable, especially if his intent was to smear the B1G entire conference as a negative recruiting bastion. Negative recruiting probably comes from coaches in all conferences at all levels.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Kettle.||
Pot. Black. Etc.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is beautiful. Wish I||
This is beautiful. Wish I had more posbangs to give.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||WIN! Stauskas could've pulled||
Stauskas could've pulled an IU move and dunked at the end. Good move not to.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That crowd bailed with over a||
That crowd bailed with over a minute left.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Kohl, Breslin, Value City||
Exorcising demons one road venue at a time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ross||
Passes up a 3 pointer and instead pulls up for a long 2 pointer. Not good decision making. I see why this OSU team has struggled at times this year.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||1 AND....none||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Gonna be rockin' at the Value||
Gonna be rockin' at the Value tonight. My gawd. Please never sell Crisler Center out to corporate sponsorship.
BTW, is there any time zone better than Central? Game time @ 8 p.m., asleep by 10:30 p.m. (11 a.m. football kickoffs suck ass, though).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Your cheeks must be red.||
Your cheeks must be red.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Sisu||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Missed game||
Missed the game due to travel..first one all year. Does this mean I should not watch the rest of the games? Superstitions and all. I'm very late to this bang, but would appreciate something positive before I go to sleep.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||How did you watch Michigan||
How did you watch Michigan football games on the Russian border in Mongolia? I don't think there is a Michigan-friendly sports-bar in the area. Maybe I'll check the Useful Stuff link above for verification.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm a little surprised that||
I'm a little surprised that Yogi Ferrell didn't get a single vote in the AP poll this week.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Dude...just stop||
A Trey Burke team, plus THJ, plus McGary, went into State Colllege last year against a horrific Penn State team and lost. The B1G regular season was on the line. It was a huge game. And we lost. Hostile crowds, rigors of travel, etc. will bite a team in the ass at least a few times a year.
So we lost to what we all thought was mediocre Indiana team today. Your transitive property Northwestern shtick has played out. And in case you haven't noticed, Northwestern has beaten a few teams on the road in recent weeks.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Nothing! I intended to||
I intended to respond to a different comment way up in the thread. My bad. I love Yaks.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||^||
This. Plus little 3 point production from the good guys. We were bound to have a few stinkers from behind the 3 point line, but it hurts more when a struggling Tom Crean team does it to you.
Also, make FT's.
EDIT: Wrong response. My bad.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Right on, LG. We sucked, no||
Right on, LG. We sucked, no doubt about it. But IU played well defensively, and you cannot count on Stauskas to perform flawlessly every game. It just won't happen. You hope that others will fill in the void when your studs get shut down, but it didn't happen today.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan or bust||
It would be Michigan or bust for me. I had a small-time taste of recruiting at the division II level, and I detested it even though it was so very tame compared to modern recruiting pressures at FBS schools. So I would probably be a Ferns or Morris early commit-type, then help with recruiting my future teammates. No shame in that route.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Did that 120 pound woman win||
Did that 120 pound woman win the wing eating contest at Assembly Hall? If so, that's SO newsworthy!
BTW, I enjoyed this time capsule. Much appreciated. And painful.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Should've added the "sarcasm||
Should've added the "sarcasm is sarcasm" line to my original post. Diebler was fantastic. Della Valle just looks goofy out there.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yup||
Della Valle's Diebler rendition just went to hell on that dreadful airball. It was good while it lasted.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Della Valle||
Is he becoming a hairier version of Jon Diebler?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Dekker||
Nice throw down rebound on a miss. Followed by a AND ONE by Della Valle. This game is getting crazy. Wiscy on a pace for 80+ points at the 11 minute mark in 1st half.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This is so wrong||
The dribbler should NOT have helped up the flopper. Bad drill!
Seriously, though, I've never seen this as a warmup and can't believe a coach would have his team flopping on the floor in front of the refs before the game.
Taking a charge is a vital and difficult aspect of good defensive basketball. Flopping when breathed upon is not.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan Tech Huskies||
I can't root for any other D1/FBS school. Besides UM, I'm an alum of an ACC and another B1G school. I just can't muster any feelings for these schools. I don't donate to their alumni associatons. It's just UM for me.
Now, on the D2 level, I root for the Michigan Tech Huskies whenever possible (excepting D1 hockey matchups with Michigan, of course).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What a gauntlet||
Just defeated #12. Have to take on 4 top-10 teams in the near future. That is a gauntlet. Go grapplers.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Travel||
Seriously. Nice Kevin McHale multiple pivot foot AJ.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Spike.||
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||DERP||
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Jump. Stop.||
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||No more TO's||
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Morgan looked like Loy||
Morgan looked like Loy Vaught. Nice backboard kiss.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Please no OT||
Please no OT
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||T. Johnson||
Terone Johnson has absolutely chewed us up in the past. We shouldn't lose to Purdue, but stranger things have happened. Someone's gotta bring their big boy defense against T. Johnson and things will be fine.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Sorry...I guess I felt the||
Sorry...I guess I felt the need to be smarmy today. It's probably a backhanded way of dealing with the heavy stuff making it to the board recently. I honestly didn't mean to rile you up, but I guess it's healthy for me to get called an asshole every now and then. The sex-with-a-goat reference -while hilarious to me - probably wasn't the proper route to take. I really don't hate the show with every fiber of my being...I just don't watch a lot of TV and am a little lacking in TV pop culture knowledge. The one time I happened to catch 15 minutes of it, I just wasn't very impressed, so I was never compelled to watch the show again.
I guess what made a lot of us get all smarmy was your claim that "like most of you...blah blah". Our collective assholishness can largely be blamed on being labeled fans of a show that we either hate or don't even watch.
But I agree the JEJ is kick ass. He truly rocks.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Like most of you...||
Seems like the robust statistical sampling method this is MGoBlog has refuted your initial hypothesis. I've watched this show exactly as many times as I've had sexual relations with a goat (once, and I equally regretted both incidents).
I do love me some JEJ, though. My 2nd favorite fellow UM alum, right behind Zoltan Mesko.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sincere apologies,||
Sincere apologies, smwilliams. This was my gut instinct reaction, so we must be wired similarly. My best internet plagiarism filters didn't catch that one. I'll have my people contact your people to hammer out the best royalty deal possible to avoid further litigation.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Bo Ryan.||
My gawd. That's hideous.
Also, RobM should double his point total after this post. Pure gold.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||AND Nebraska! IN Nebraska!||
AND Nebraska! IN Nebraska! Teams just don't go into Lincoln expecting to get a "W" nowadays.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||^||
I'm not a NASCAR fan, but I would totally watch a NASCAR race in slightly snowy conditions. Or maybe even the Tennessee Volunteers playing on a NASCAR track infield under snowy conditions.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Lake effect is fickle!||
Lake effect snow is so fickle. Marquette's totals might be down, but don't tell that to our friends in Houghton and the Keweenaw Peninsula. They got lambasted early in the year by nonstop lake effect snow. I think they're well above normal. But it's also nice to see the Lower Peninsula getting a legit winter...enjoy the white stuff (but drive safely).
|6 weeks 3 days ago||UW-Madison!!||
Mad props to another UW-Madison lackey! My morning class was caught in the cancellation crossfire, too. I'm mostly prepped for tomorrow, so I guess Thursday's class is largely ready and I can cross other things off of my to do list. Get yo'self a hot Mickey's Dairy Bar breakfast tomorrow in lieu of teaching.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||UP snow||
Traveled to the greater Marquette-Negaunee-Ishpeming metroplex last week and was impressed by the January snowscape. I know that the Keweenaw Peninsula and Munising to Grand Marais have been getting absolutely slammed this year. I miss U.P. winters. Stay warm, my friend.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||And on the other side of Lake Michigan..||
...gimme a posbang for 2 consecutive Wisconsin school days off due to the brutal cold! My kids are lovin' it...except in June when 2 additional school days may be added on.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||NCAA Tourney proven||
My gut feeling is that they are receiving a nice bump from their impressive tourney run last year to further legitimize this year's undefeated record. I'm not saying this is necessarily right, but going toe-to-toe with Louisville in the 2013 national semifinal game is definitely not hurting their ranking this year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The entire population of Iron||
The entire population of Iron Mountain, MI. And Steve Mariucci.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You must be spent after that||
You must be spent after that performance yesterday. Mentally and physically spent. Remember to keep hydrated today.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||^||
Yup. My lip reading skills told me that he was upset about someone getting raked across the face hitting the nose.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Appling's in great position, both feet set, outside the bubble. Charge for sure.
WHY NO FOUL CALLED?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Doesn't Town know that UM||
Doesn't Town know that UM beat MSU tonight and no other collegiate sports news matters? Should've waited until tomorrow.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||JB goes ape-shit tonight||
Here's what I love about JB. He's always cool and under control. He only goes ape-shit when it's needed. And tonight he went completely ape-shit over a missed foul (I think). I guess what I'm saying is that I see a lot of other coaches constantly whining, shouting, cajoling the refs (see Tom Izzo). JB rarely does this, at least overtly. It was a pleasure to see him lose his shit on the sidelines tonight. He pushed it to the edge and did not get a technical, probably partially due to the respect he garners from the stripes.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Holy Shit.||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Bang. Pos. Win.||
Bang. Pos. Win.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||+1 to Thomas Rawls for||
+1 to Thomas Rawls for transferring with utmost class. Best of luck to him in Mt. Pleasant.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||There's only one way to||
There's only one way to settle this dispute: Duel.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||How could he not like the||
How could he not like the prospects of working with both Saban AND Kiffin? That's a dream team. A rare combination of coaching smarts, warm personalities, and a long history of treating ALL players in their program with utmost respect and decency.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Spot on||
Yeah, Clark is a thick beast at his heigh/weight. Maybe I'm thinking more of Taco Charlton weight and frame (as you mention in your write-up) as a nice landing zone for him. Although, will Taco put on 50 more pounds in the next 2-3 years?! Or will the strength and fitness modis operandi be to sculpt him some more, add some strength, but not go all protein-shake, 10000 calorie die mode on him to bulk him up as quickly as possible?
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||I'll be completely honest. I||
I'll be completely honest. I have a dreadful old couch that my dog has overtaken as his glorified dog pillow. It needs to be burned. I'm more than happy to perform a couch immolation on Saturday evening to celebrate a UM victory.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Not gonna disagree with you||
Not gonna disagree with you on that one. There is still a palpable, overt coastal bias, though, for a large mass of the U.S. population. When I moved to back to the Midwest (Madison, WI - a completely pleasant smallish college city) from the East Coast, I was greeted with an overwhelming collective "WTF are you doing!" reaction from most East Coasters. Weather played a role in their reaction, but there was also a strong undercurrent that nothing meaningful happens in the Midwest.
So here's to Dr. Schlissel and continued meaningful things happening in Ann Arbor during his hopefully fruitful tenure for many years ahead!
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Frame||
That frame looks like it can handle a lot more muscle mass. I would love to see a Frank Clark body transformation happen to this guy.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Hockey, luge, bobsled, biathalon||
Love myself the Winter Games. It fits my U.P. blood so well.
1. Hockey. Coming of age during the Miracle on Ice years does this to you.
2. Luge. Rocketing downhill on a glorified sled with runners is so kick ass.
3. Bobsled. Speed, wipeouts, the sounds of blades on frozen surfaces.
4. Biathalon. Kinda boring, but combining X-country skiing with guns is so....weird.
Honorable mention: Curling. Why am I so fixated on this sport?
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Welcome, Dr. Schlissel. Ann||
Welcome, Dr. Schlissel. Ann Arbor is a great town, but slightly colder than Providence or Berkeley (don't tell that to our football recruits, though).
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||I'll just welcome Dr.||
I'll just welcome Dr. Schlissel in both threads.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Positively bang me in||
Positively bang me in anticipation of beating State!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Sugar bowls||
12 straight Sugar Bowls, not Super Bowls.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Game Strategy||
1. Piss off Fran McCaffery at critical game juncture
2. Earn 4 technical foul free throws
3. Make the free throws
4. Get ball possession
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Tremendous||
Great gesture, Wyatt. You just made a young man's day.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like Thad Motta was||
Looks like Thad Motta was getting all over their dicks 'bout something or other.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Teryl Austin - DC?||
I saw Teryl Austin's name mentioned as a possible DC.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck, Jim||
I swore off the Lions for about the 38th time in my life, but I'll sheepishly crawl back to the TV next year and watch for a renewed pulse. I know...not exactly an inspiring way to enter a football season.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Bama's coaching future||
Lane Kiffin POSBANG time! If Nuss was gently nudged out for Lane, then I'm a happy, happy person. UM benefits greatly from this transition.
The Kiffin hiring sets up a very interesting future scenario if/when Saban retires. If Bama's offense continues to roll with Kiffin at the helm, it sets up a juicy coaching change scenario. Maybe 'Bama's DC will get first dibs, but I love the thought of Lane Kiffin being considered for the Bama HC position in a few years.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Morris to Morgan||
Morris to Morgan was an offensive staple a few years ago. I think this will be a staple again. Stauskas worked it to perfection last night.
I'd like to see us get into the transition game with Morgan more frequently. This was another staple a few years ago, and it was revisited again in the Northwestern game for a layup. Morgan can beat most bigs up and down the court, and easy baskets can be had.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||So how many of these||
So how many of these prospects can the Tigers parlay into the next Miguel Cabrera?
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Nussbangs galore||
And I haven't missed one yet. A little late, but I'm here for the leftovers.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Road win = big||
I'm in the "any road with in the Big 10 is good" mentality. Remember when a Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway led team went to Penn St last year in a very important game and lost? A Penn St. team without the services of their best player? Yeah, I do too. Nebraska may not be an upper echelon B1G hoops team, but it's still gravy to pull out a victory away from home. Nebraska will beat a few people at home this year...I'm just glad it wasn't us.
(1) GRIII seemed to be amped up on the defensive end. Nice.
(2) We need someone to step up defensively against the dribble penetration. Petteway was driving at will last night.
(3) Walton is getting more comfortable. I see good things ahead.
(4) Front court depth sure is nice, isn't it? Morgan and Horford may not be All Big 10 caliber, but they are experienced and effective B1G players. McGary's injury leaves a huge void, but we can still win games with our current roster.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
I'm not arguing one bit with ya...it's been a lost decade for NFL-caliber RB's in the Michigan backfield. I give Hart a pass (from NFL perspective) since he was a fantastic collegiate player, but even he is a distant memory. It's time to deveop Green, Smith, and/or Harris in the next 3-4 years into NFL-caliber backs.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Posbang caution||
Warning to new posbangers: Do not posbang for over 4 consecutive hours without your doctor's consent.
I banged so much during last evening's Nussbang...so tired.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I just banged you positively.||
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. WOO HOOOOOO!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Season tix?||
I thought of you immediately, mGrowOld. I think I recall that you were threatening not to renew season tix next year. Is this hire a game-changer for you? Just curious how it's affecting the mindset of long-time ticketholders who were growing restless. I also recall that you listed a slew of game-day things that were grating you, so maybe the laundry list was too long for you to reconsider based on this hiring.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||True||
True, but you also have to realize that RB's haven't exactly been cherished draft commodities in recent NFL drafts. Eddie Lacy, 2nd rounder?
I'll grant you this...we haven't had many RB's drafted in the upper half of the draft in many years. Chris Perry? Anthony Thomas?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Animated gif morphing||
Animated gif morphing Gorgeous Al into Nussmeier. With a ray of light shining down from the heavens.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||:) I was in frantic posbang||
I was in frantic posbang mode, quickly scrolling down and bangin' everyone. The sudden appearance of an 80 pound retriever mix on my lap threw off my posbangin' timing. I mean, I was in rare pos-bang form. I was on fire. I honestly didn't look at the Kate pic for more than a glance. When you're in the middle of a good posbang, you sometimes don't have time to ingest the good stuff for too long, especially when there's a long line of people below waiting for some posbang mojo.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wiscy this weekend||
Big series in Madison this weekend. I'll see y'all at the Kohl Center.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Right on||
I checked the other thread. None other than Jack Daniels predicted this hire. THE KNOWLEDGE has been outed! +1000 to you.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Was this what it felt like||
Was this what it felt like when the Berlin Wall came crashing down?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Holy crap. The dog jumped on||
Holy crap. The dog jumped on my lap, my finger slipped, and I accidentally negged you. But then I discovered that I could quickly change my downvote to upvote. I feel horrible, though, for momentarily negging this. Please forgive me.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Lane Kiffin pos-bang||
If this Kiffin deal is true, then this is a de facto Lane Kiffin pos-bang! Pos-bang for Lane Kiffin as coach-in-waiting at 'Bama!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Double post||
Please ignore. But feel free to rejoice while ignoring.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I go away for a few hours and||
I go away for a few hours and THIS happens?! I need to do this more often. Universal thumbs-up on all accounts.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Paul Chryst = Pitt||
Maybe sarcasm? Paul Chryst is Pitt's HC. Geep Chryst is SF's QB coach. Jesus Christ has already been mentioned by a few others with possible OC bona fides.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
Was not expecting this headline this evening. In his defense, Al was handed a difficult task (Denard fusion, etc.). But I made the mistake of watching the Penn St.-UM game replay recently, and that game brought back very ill feelings for me. Next man up, I guess.
BONUS: Let's shoot the "Brady Hoke is too loyal" meme dead for good. This is a big deal.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Learn something new...||
....every day. Why didn't my Walrusman Star Wars action figure box from the late 70's not come labeled "Ponda Baba"? Very frustrating.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not young. I've been||
I'm not young. I've been watching (and listening) to college football since the Rick Leach days. State was mediocre for many years, I agree. I think people took issue with your blanket statement that MSU hasn't been good since 1988, because, well, they have been good since 1988. Maybe if you inserted the word "consistently" as a qualifier to "good", that would've elicted less venom. No need to type a book.
I also don't think it's kissing their butts to acknowledge that they've had good years recently. Not sure how that equates to a defeatist attitude.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pretty sure he personally||
I'm pretty sure he personally unfurled your golden parachute.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||^||
This was absolutely necessary.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Stink for 20 years?||
Ummm...what? If your definition of good discounts three 11 win seasons in the past 4 with 3 bowl victories in that time span, then I'm not sure where you're coming from. This team has been plenty good in recent years. Sure, they had some miserable years between 1988-2009, but how can you say they've "stunk" in the past few years? I passionately hate MSU, but I will begrudgingly admit that they've played some good football in the past few years.
BTW, their record in 1988 was 6-5-1, so you must be referring to their 9-win 1987 season when you claim the last time they were "good".
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Blanket freezing over||
But if this weather continues, your beautiful blanket will freeze over and you'll suffer like the rest of us upwind of the lakes. FREEZE, LAKES, FREEZE! If I suffer, all must suffer.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Cold cranking power.||
Cold cranking power.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||True playoff or bust||
I'm a proponent of a true playoff system a la the FCS, DII, DIII, etc. where early round playoff games are hosted by the higher seed and the final game is played at a neutral site. That eliminates part of the travel issue (sure, the visiting team gets screwed out of seats, but that's life as the lower seed...although then we get into endless seeding arguments).
I realize that I'll never see this implemented at the FBS level, but it's my dream. I hate bowls and their behind-the-scenes bowl committee machinations, bowl officials that get paid ludicrous amounts of money to host one football game per year, and stupid bowls that shouldn't even exist.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN love/hate relationship||
As someone old enough to remember ESPN's very humble beginnings, I marvel at their success. They changed the landscape of televised sporting events, and I initially admired them for it, mostly since they televised most Michigan football games versus the barren TV landscape of the 70's and early to mid-80's.
My admiration has officially turned to hatred. I have not watched an iota of SportsCenter or any televised sporting event in the past 4-5 years. Can't stand it. I actually like watch B1G Network sporting broadcasts - Rotel commercials and all - compared to the ESPN mothership. B1G hoops season is especially refreshing since the majority of games are viewed through the B1G lens.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||-17 in Madison, WI Warmed up||
-17 in Madison, WI
Warmed up 1 deg in the past hour.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||+1,000,000 to Charlie||
+1,000,000 to Charlie Strong. Best comment ever.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yeoman fact-checkin'!||
Kudos, Yeoman. I hate Wiscy hoops as much as the next guy, but everyone's gut instinct, ragin' comments on Bo Ryan's track record need some fact checkin'.
Here's the thing...any coach that can get 40+ points out of Frank Kaminksy is doing something right. That's right. In case you didn't notice, Frank Kaminsky set a school record by dropping 43 points on North Dakota earlier this year. Frank Kaminsky. Bo Ryan does something right.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Hold me||
Hold me gently while I get posbanged....please.
Happy 1st Friday of 2014. Nothing special planned for me except to PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING FROZEN APOCALYPSE. High temps near Madison, WI expected to be in the -10 to -15 F range on Monday. Stay warm, my friends.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The Pope thanking Chuck||
The Pope thanking Chuck Norris. I love this site.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Schwartz = Amaker? I'll||
Schwartz = Amaker?
I'll always admire Schwartz for taking over the reigns of a pathetic team and at least making them functionally mediocre and sometimes good. Kind of like the mid-00's Amaker hoops teams that led us out of the abyss, showed some promise, but ultimately plateaued.
Godspeed, Jim Schwartz.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||IDK||
I honestly don't know. We've gone the college football coach route, the former NFL coordinator route, the former NFL head coach route, etc., etc. The Lions just haven't ever hit paydirt with their coaching hires in my entire lifetime. Wayne Fontes was a good as it got, only because his players seemed to fight tooth and nail for him whenever his job was jeopradized.
It's painfully clear, though, that discipline (e.g., defensive line incessant offsides + stupid personal fouls) and offensive basics (Stafford's mechanics) need to be addressed.
This team has some decent components. If it wasn't for the Lions dreadful history, it *should* be a plum NFL coaching opportunity.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Wow factor||
That jug has some serious wow factor. Congrats on a one-of-a-kind UM collector's item.
If this were Jeoprady:
"I'll take jugs with wow factors for $1,000, Alex"
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Did the warm looking scenery||
Did the warm looking scenery come with the bottle?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Well...that's not SW||
Well...that's not SW Florida! But I think it has Florida heritage. At least that's what I want to think.
Yup. Just verified on the Beef O' Brady's web site that its first location was Brandon, FL.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||SW Florida||
I think it's a Florida thang, as my parents frequent their local Beef O' Brady's in SW Florida. I concur about the fries. Why would I remember the fries? I don't know. Maybe I was in the mood for fries.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Grievance: ACL's||
I'm not happy with ACL's this year. Go to hell, ACL's.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||DVR failure||
Thanks for this. I was attending a party on Saturday evening, but failed to add a buffer at the end of my DVR recording. I sat aghast when the game quit on me with 5 minutes left (I was a good boy and didn't peek at the score beforehand).
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Likewise||
Festivus is a reflective time. A retrospective time to probe deeply into your soul in an attempt to solve the internal mysteries that continually vex our day-to-day lives. With that in mind, I CHALLENGE ALL COMERS TO THE FEATS OF STRENGTH. I will destroy you and your petty grievances.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||My only concern is that there||
My only concern is that there isn't a coach who will excite the fan base. The Lions have rolled the dice in every way, shape, and form with their coaching hires over the past 30 years. Steve Mariucci was arguably the most high-profile coaching candidate they've hired in that stretch, and we ran him outta town fairly quickly. I should be patient and see what candidates materialize, but I'm already sullen and solemn going into the Lions off-season.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Sigh. Wayne Fontes. Bobby||
Wayne Fontes. Bobby Ross. The Lions golden years.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||OL||
The young OL members have shown some great potential. I assumed going into the season that the right side of the line was going to be a liability, but Warford and Waddle played well. I would eliminate them from your proposed purge list.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||OK. I will refrain from||
OK. I will refrain from making excuses for Mitch in the future. Back pain. Thigh contusion. Inability to jump and explode as much as normal. He should've PERFORMED. The dude gave it his best against Arizona, but I guess his best wasn't good enough...for you (did I just rip off some lyrics from a song?).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||JB don't lie||
After reading the UMHoops JB interview and his most recent statements about Mitch's multiple injuries, I guess this isn't a surprise. BUT STILL SUCKS!! This also partially explains Mitch's rebounding performance against 'Zona.
Time for Horford and Morgan to perform against a large Stanford lineup.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||^^||
I will watch this year's game, probably a DVR version (spending time in the northwoods with no satellite/cable on game day). But I'm on board with Bando. 2nd tier bowl games mean little to me. I'll cheer while watching the tape-delay version of this game, but I don't have that nervous, gut-wrenching anticipatory feeling compared to past "big" bowl appearances. This year's bowl is the equivalent of our bowl game with Miss. St. a few years back, and I can't honestly remember what bowl game that was. I wish these dreadful bowl games would just go away. The only bonus is extra organized practice time.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Agree. ASU will be all over||
Agree. ASU will be all over him.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||^^^||
This is amazing, especially since they are both subjected to a legit playoff format and have to make it through a few rounds (3?) before meeting head-to-head.
Any D3 experts out there who can explain how that playoff is seeded? Regionally? Nationally based on some sort of rank?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Ditto||
Had a Spotted Cow, followed by one of my new favorites...Potosi Cave Ale.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Make sure to see a doctor if||
Make sure to see a doctor if your rise lasts more than 4 hours.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Snow storm prep||
Livin' in Madison, WI, hating on another good Bo Ryan team, and anticipating a nice snow event tomorrow and Sunday. Will stock up on beer, bread, and toilet paper to get me through the weekend. I feel like an 8-year kid waiting for any snowstorm.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Hang in there, and best||
Hang in there, and best posbang wishes. Give Dad a high-five from the MGoCommunity when he's out of surgery.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Denny Felsner helped||
Denny Felsner helped resurrect the Michigan hockey program in the early 90's. He was a scoring machine. My favorite UM hockey player.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Mike Griffin||
Pictures of Mike Griffin, Garde Thompson, Loy Vaught, and Denny Felsner.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Longhorn Network reality show||
I think you're really on to something here. The Longhorn Network could get a ratings boost bonanza if they market this correctly, allow cameras into the meetings, and exploit the tensions and inherent factional spats that will arise. The only question...what would the show be titled?
"How I met your new Texas coach"
Or, if Gerg was on the committee:
"Leave it to Beaver"
|12 weeks 1 day ago||OK...wow. I'm impressed.||
OK...wow. I'm impressed. Tells you how much I've been paying attention (not an avid NBA fan). Wasn't the scouting report him something like a 5 APG type of player with the propensity to shoot 25 times a night?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Is he wearing a visor? If||
Is he wearing a visor? If so, that's hot.