I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I know that we have all||
I know that we have all assumed for awhile (quite long when you consider he is still in a high school class right now!) that Shane Morris is THE FUTURE of the QB position in Ann Arbor. Although I very much hope that is the case the more I see & read about Speight makes it seem as though he could really push Morris or maybe...MAYBE...compete to take the starting job.
|3 days 2 hours ago||not sure if serious...||
not sure if serious...
|5 days 1 hour ago||Yeah there was actually an||
Yeah there was actually an article in a beer publication recently about best beer cities & neither Florida nor Nashville is anywhere on the list. Portland,Boston, Boulder, Philly...those are beer towns (& Michigan has 2 fantastic breweries)
|5 days 1 hour ago||Injection||
I also work in ortho and respectfully disagree with the above poster. I've seen over half of people have full resolution with an injection. I do agree that meds (NSAIDs) aren't useful here. An injection to the area could also be a quick fix and if it doesn't work surgery remains an option.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There is some good advice||
There is some good advice above, but let me break it down.
-your hydrocodone dose is either 5, 7.5, or 10mg. It would be safe to take another 3 hours apart one time. The issue with taking too much of this medication would be respiratory depression (it'd be helpful if you had someone with you to ensure your breathing does not become labored or slow). It can also cause other side effects like itching and nausea (as well as constipation), but those aren't neccessarily dangerous
-the 500 you refer to is the Tylenol (acetaminophen). This is VERY IMPORTANT. Do NOT take more than 8 tabs (4000mg/4g) in one 24 hour period. You could go into liver failure. Also, obviously do not drink alcohol
If you are taking the medicine as prescribed after surgery and still in significant pain, a change of medicine could be in order. Oxycodone (when mixed with tylenol is known as percocet) is a stronger medicine.
EDIT: After reading the above, looks like all info was at one point or another covered, but I wanted to get some advice out and this info seemed to be spread across multiple posts.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I know I'm late to the party||
I know I'm late to the party on this...but I need to add a public LOL...REALLY?!? Pelicans? <smh>
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I love the fact you made this||
I love the fact you made this mistake. This is the Bball poll. They are also top-10 in the Fball poll. I LOVE THIS. Top 10 in both sports. This is real. This is a thing.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but...5??? That's not||
Yeah but...5??? That's not really a night game. Not sure I understand the late afternoon/evening kickoff idea
But I personally like it as I am going to try to go to the game & this will make it easier to get home w/o having to get a hotel
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Welcome to the fam JBB! Look||
Welcome to the fam JBB! Look at his size! At least he'll have enough room for his full last name on the back of the jersey
|2 weeks 6 days ago||haha nice post. I just||
haha nice post. I just floated this as an idea & posted right as you were probably writing yours
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Read WAY too quickly. Thought||
Read WAY too quickly. Thought this was a basketball poll and thought "what the hell is Alabama doing here!"
PS I LOVE that seeing U-M in the top 10 in Fball AND Bball is real
|2 weeks 6 days ago||me 4||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you for bringing this||
Thank you for bringing this up. I didn't know much about him from a professional basketball player standpoint (my interest in the NBA declined with the Pistons performance). It is an interesting thought experiment (we will for obvious reasons never know) if he would have been re-signed WITHOUT coming out, but now will be interesting to see if he does get picked up by a team. It looks like he has bounced around teams and as Butterfield points out, has been minimally effective recently. This is about when teams just stop signing guys like this.
But let's throw this out there just for fun on an off-season Monday: Any chance a team would want to add him BECAUSE he came out? Be seen as super tolerant/politically-correct-to-the-max? Sounds odd but stranger things have happened. Thoughts?
PS My idealistic semi-political statement is that I wish he would signed or not signed based ONLY on his past and potential basketball production...and maybe that will be the case.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Nice try but this is exactly||
Nice try but this is exactly the road that starts down a political discussion. So I will stop right...
EDIT: reply to Section 1
|3 weeks 2 days ago||A PLEDGE PIN!?!?!?! ON YOUR||
A PLEDGE PIN!?!?!?! ON YOUR UNIFORM!!!!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Wow 3 replies...thanks guys||
Wow 3 replies...thanks guys
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Alright I have to admit. I||
Alright I have to admit. I have no idea what this meme is about. Could someone please explain?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. But fortunately we||
Agreed. But fortunately we just call it CBP
|3 weeks 4 days ago||at first I thought the middle||
at first I thought the middle jersey in the bottom picture was a Miami alternate & then I realized it is a Jags home jersey/alternate. I like that one for the Jags (wouldn't have made sense for Miami with all that black)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This was my 1st thought when||
This was my 1st thought when I saw them. Not like/dislike look of them, but whoever thinks all Black for a Florida home game is a good idea needs to be fired. (now on to the looks part...looks OK but I've never liked same color jersey & pants)
|3 weeks 6 days ago||wait...what's going on? bold?||
wait...what's going on? bold? italics?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Self-imposed sanctions. The||
Self-imposed sanctions. The NCAA did not hand the wins being vacated (to my understanding...but I've been wrong before)
I don't think OSU has heard of your rule...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's Peanut Butter Jelly||
It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
(Where he at?)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Well if anything Brian doing||
Well if anything Brian doing a preview DFAbove for Louisville may not have jinxed us, but jinxed them. Nice work
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the info guys. So||
Thanks for the info guys. So the staff wants this guy but doesn't want to use one of the limited spots in this class on him.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I've never had a full||
I've never had a full understanding of a grayshirt. This delays his scholly till he's a sophmore?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||^^^This^^^ is a very good||
^^^This^^^ is a very good point. When this was happening the NJ Governor (you may remember him from Hurrican Sandy & SNL & his Hoke-likeness) was proposing a massive overhaul & reorganization of the state universities of NJ (including adding & eliminating schools from Rutgers' system). This is not to say that the president shouldn't be cognizant of things that could be harmful to his university and its representatives*, but if your AD notifies you that there is a situation with the basketball coach and you are taking action to correct poor behavior, that should be enough. For the president himself to be throwing himself into an investigation amounts to micro-managing. We can certainly debate if the AD actually handled the situation appropriately, but from the president's standpoint you have to trust your AD to handle a situation like this within the athletic department.
*Since people are comparing this to the PSU scandal, I would hate for someone to have hidden behind any form of a "I'm too busy with something else to handle child molestation" argument.
(Edit-Directly below me U-M/VA fan did a good job making this point in a sarcastic way)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting point, but Oden's||
Interesting point, but Oden's career was more non-existant than "extraordinarily average"
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I couldn't agree more with||
I couldn't agree more with this statement. One of the first things I thought about (considering we knew no one was seriously hurt) was if someone at ESPN had an axe to grind with Rice because they seemed like they were actively trying to get him fired.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Suspending & fining =/=||
Suspending & fining =/= sweeping under rug. I understand if you feel it was too little (I personally think it was an appropriate effort to try to eliminate the behavior) but it was certainly more than doing nothing (AKA Penn State)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I still can't figure out the||
I still can't figure out the last one...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||78-75 Michigan to the NC game||
78-75 Michigan to the NC game
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure that's an upgrade||
Not sure that's an upgrade though. The Big12 is thought of as a better conference, and he could pull them to a perennial power (maybe even sneaking a title from Kansas here or there)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yes^^^ note this. These||
Yes^^^ note this. These shirts will ship & get to you by Thursday unless you are out of country or maybe west coast. I ordered the Sweet 16 shirt (special connection) that Sunday and got in on Thursday (wore it all this weekend and you better believe this Saturday as well)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You forgot the stutter on the||
You forgot the stutter on the first s. However I would love to +1 you for the plains trains automobiles reference (on phone)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wooooooooo!!!||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I personally think that extra||
I personally think that extra "a" is just greedy. Unless of course the pronunciation is Jay-A-son...I'm gonna go with that
|7 weeks 2 days ago||N-B-4lock||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||O ESPN comments...o boy.||
O ESPN comments...o boy. Makes me appreciate MGoBlog.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||There ya go...SAME THING||
There ya go...SAME THING PEOPLE!
The difference is displaced vs. non-displaced i.e. did the bone fragments move once they became seperate (broken, fractured, ouchy'd, whatever). A displaced fracture may need surgery to fixate it back to anatomical (normal) alignment. Someone may also need surgery when multiple bones are affected or when it affects the joint (like our dear RB here)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Great Diary. Slight typo. In||
Great Diary. Slight typo. In your "OSU" table you still have Arizona listed there (not a big deal...its not like you're filling out college/job applications where cut & paste is dangerous)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||but he has a JD/MBA from U-M?||
but he has a JD/MBA from U-M?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||C-Webb was there for the 2nd.||
C-Webb was there for the 2nd. Both years of the intact Fab5 they went to the Championchip game. He left after his Sophomore year.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Question: did you guys||
Question: did you guys intentionally post about Kool-Aid directly below our fellow poster's avatar? I'm guessing not and loving the irony
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He aslo chose all 4 1 seeds||
He aslo chose all 4 1 seeds as his final four and no one higher than 3 in his E8...this guy loves chaulk
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Of course that plays a point.||
Of course that plays a point. Only a fool would doubt that there was huge amounts of negative recruiting during RichRod's entire tenure. I just got frustrated seeing very good linemen and defenders passed over by the coaching staff (especially when some were in the U-M backyard) to get, as Magnus was referring to, undersized speed ninjas. Speed takes you far, but only when the trenches have been taken care of.
PS we certainly don't need to rehash the QB situation while during RR era so I will leave this to a discussion of OL & D front 7 vs. speed/skill guys
(Edit-this is a response to Ferris)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah but let's wait until||
Yeah but let's wait until that translates to spread type OL making the jump to the NFL in large numbers before we say that the spread is translating well in the NFL.
I am soooo interested in what happens with Chip Kelly. The effect on college FB could be profound. Also, I am an Eagles fan.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yes they did. But in a much||
Yes they did. But in a much creepier way than anyone else previosly. Unfortunately I can only hear that sentance as spoken by Verne Ludqvist. <shudders>
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"Play a little D, and Atlanta||
"Play a little D, and Atlanta will be the next stop"
How little? Thumb and index finger little? Or $5 footlong little? I know we can muster the former, but if we need both hands to describe how much D we will have to play I may get worried...
/sorry guys(&gals) my sarcasm meter is high today
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I strongly agree with this. I||
I strongly agree with this. I wonder if he over-relyed on his formula for success at WVU when he got here. He never seemed to be after the highest rated players aside from skill positions. When that was coupled with the loss of relationships with in-state players & HS coaches, its great to see Hoke & co. do what they're doing now.
I'll give the O/U at 30 min for a Section 1 rebuttal
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Good Riddance. We have to||
Good Riddance. We have to play in 100 degree days (& humid) in our road games. That is actually unsafe (yes some of you could argue the Hoth game was slightly unsafe conditions). To bitch after-the-fact about a result is just petulant.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I can't find it on CBS...has||
I can't find it on CBS...has the game time for VCU(likely) been announced?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Is anyone else seeing the||
Is anyone else seeing the $#!tshow that is the shooting of the Bucknell-Butler game? 0-13 from 3 point combined. Wow
pretty sure I could hit an occasional 3 can I go to school for free?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I have that whole section as||
I have that whole section as upsets. Bucknell & Davidson (so Bucknell to 16). This is my only area of the brackets that I took huge upsets
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Because the SEC is now a||
Because the SEC is now a Mid-Major, they decided to let Verne out of his cage for more than his usual standard fare.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||No that's actually how CBS||
No that's actually how CBS broadcasts basketball games, especially in March
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Very nice! I enjoyed an||
Very nice! I enjoyed an Aventineus last night for a bad Red Wings/LaSalle game last night. Not sure the plan for tonight. I do have a Weizen Bam in the cellar...
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Real question: what OTHER||
Real question: what OTHER sport do you think that he would be good at? I chose Altidore because I think he could have played Bball or football (American) with his athleticism. Dempsey is quite a good footballer(soccer), but I don't know what else he'd translate to.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Josy Altidore...so there's 1||
Josy Altidore...so there's 1 (if you can't tell I'm answering somewhat jokingly as this is the best and perhaps only example I have)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||That he'd likely not be||
That he'd likely not be eligble for due to being redshirted electively as a freshman.
I didn't know this previously either. This was covered elsewhere in the comments and also the front page. Truthfully previous to this injury I thought he might only be on the team for 1 more year then to NFL...but this is not the way I'd like his 1 more year.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Don't shoot the||
Don't shoot the messanger...but damn messanger...I mean C'MON!!!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||well said||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||78-68 Michigan||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I like the new avatar...a||
I like the new avatar...a lot. Nice incorporation of the pink pony
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Not trying to jack your||
Not trying to jack your thread but I didn't want to start a thread for a simple question. When is the women's bracket announced? And does anyone know if the U-M ladies will be in? Thanks & Go Blue!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Had a few Guinness. At a||
Had a few Guinness. At a friends house & he has harpoon winter warmer. A little late for a Xmas beer but its good so...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I logged in to upvote this.||
I logged in to upvote this. Thank you for some perspective.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||So...3 snowflake threads...is||
So...3 snowflake threads...is this considered a blizzard?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||N-b4-LOCK||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||N-B4-lock||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Thank God I'm stuck @ work||
Thank God I'm stuck @ work and couldn' t watch...& now my weekend is wide open...not having to watch that crap has really allowed me to see this glass-half-full.
To those of you who sat through those 2 hours...condolences
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the response||
Thanks for the response guys...glad I didn't watch...I just get too upset & frustrated
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I've not been able to watch||
I've not been able to watch and now that the (bad) outcome is assured, how bad was the officiating?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Luckily I'll have to watch||
Luckily I'll have to watch the game on my phone and the resolution will be such that I hopefully won't be able to tell.
These look like clown pants. At least everyone one else had to put up with it first (and these aren't even close to as bad as ND)
|9 weeks 3 days ago||???-Could you explain this.||
???-Could you explain this. Not trying to flame, but I've never heard this before.
I've heard in Glasgow that Catholics wear green and Protastants wear blue (for support of Celtic and Rangers football/soccer clubs), but what is this you bring up?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||77-62 Michigan||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||A VERY different ranking||
A VERY different ranking system is used to determine these programs. I'm honestly suprised that U-M did so well in this ranking. While widly known as a world-class teaching & reseach medical institution, to now be recognized as a leader in primary care training as well is quite something.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I too would have liked more||
I too would have liked more of a cup design but they were obviously going for modern/avant-garde. It's OK...but would look a lot better with a guy in a maize & blue sweater holding/lifting it
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I wish I could actually||
I wish I could actually remember the exact thing that brought me to the site, but at my current job I have a little more time for browsing than my previous practice. Browsed for about 3-4 months but got involved when Tay started his whole community garden project. Still read A LOT more than I acutally post.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yes much of this has been||
Yes much of this has been covered before but this is very comprehensive and informative. +1
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you in||
I agree with you in theory...but the idea of sitting through their slug-fest "style" of playing football on a bball court disgusts me
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Don't apologize. I also was a||
Don't apologize. I also was a young lad when that movie came out and LOVED it. Ah the joys of youth.
PS God Bless our parents for sitting through that crap with us
|10 weeks 2 days ago||^^^This^^^ Highly agree sir||
Highly agree sir (or lady). EA already admitted to being in contact with the athletic departments. This is as close to a "everybody wins" scenario that you could get to in life. Both fanbases/ADs get "their guy" on there (likely in successive seasons), and EA gets 2 VERY popular and well know athletes on their covers. Makes sense to me.
This whole facebook thing is mostly a hype machine anyways
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I remember the MVP and||
I remember the MVP and leading scorer from last year was a freshman. Was it Weiss?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the info. Am I||
Thanks for the info. Am I still allowed to despise everything about the way they play the game?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I also have doubts about||
I also have doubts about beating PSU because...well...nm
But I also have to correct you on the next line. A likely scenario is MSU in the quarters (4-seed vs 5-seed assuming favorites win 1st round)...there no easy scenarios here. Assuming victory on Sunday is unwise. I hope for the best but we will be playing a great team.
I would like to get some revenge off Wisky...but those games are painful to watch
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It amazes me that the most||
It amazes me that the most likely team for the #1 not named Indiana is Wisconsin. WTF?!?!?!
damn hail mary 3 <grumble><grumble><grumble>
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Its frustrating the amount of||
Its frustrating the amount of time it will take for the upstart program to truely start competing, but it is reassuring to see so many freshman (and underclassmen) are key contributors. Hopefully by the time MD & Rutgers join and we have a B1G lacrosse schedule we will be able to be competative (current key producers will be seniors & juniors so we can hope)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wooooooo!!!!!!!!||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||How did you get the accent? I||
How did you get the accent? I tried a few various tricks without success.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||This is fantastic to finally||
This is fantastic to finally have confirmation. Great news!
However, I wouldn't be shocked if he has an outstanding season and considers playing on Sunday making this moot point. (perhaps unlikely, but not out of the question)
Regardless, is great that he will be able to play 2 more years
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I do agree that half the||
I do agree that half the comments that are down-voted are simly unpopular opinions (often well-articulated) or fly in the face of something Brian said (or something similar). I do think that opposing opinions (and opposing fans) should be quite welcome, as long as they are done respectfully.
And yes, criticizing coaches is a cathartic thing that us as fans can often (right or wrong). So who wants to start this one? I'll bite: I used to think that Red was a heck of a coach, but after this season I think the game has passed him by. Time to find a new coach!
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks Seth, this is great.I||
Thanks Seth, this is great.
I remember when I was a student (Amaker was fired when I was a senior) I watched and (obviously) rooted for the bball team, but everyone just had this down energy and expectations of failure. As Eric in Dayton recently pointed out, you can go too far in the other direction, but boy-o-boy have I enjoyed these successful years.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||touche||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||So you're saying us noobs||
So you're saying us noobs aren't good enough for "the show"?
/sulks away to corner with head down
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I have previously seen posted||
I have previously seen posted (if my memory serves it was by Brian himself) that the "old" point system will be returned.
I personally have not been around for that system, but like it in theory
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Question: Have you been||
Question: Have you been posting more often this week? Or have I just noticed your posts more since your hijacked avatar?
btw I would recommend keeping it...it really stands out (maybe try to incorporate a block M or something)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Woosh! (I think he was||
(I think he was refering to DB coach Jon Hoke)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Disclaimer: Sorry to be "that||
Disclaimer: Sorry to be "that guy" (Grammer police)
If you are going to elevate this blog over another (especially in regards to maturity/intelect) "most of the things over there ARE pretty low brow"
|10 weeks 6 days ago||This is an interesting||
This is an interesting question. I posted the question of who the MgoBoard thought of as our #1 BBall rival was and although there was nothing close to a unanamous decision, the plurality said MSU. Considering they are at best our #2 football rival, I would love to sweep them in Bball. From my standpoint, I expect the football team to win. Sweeping them in basketball is a bigger accomplishment to me, as I see them as a basketball school and I like beating them at their speciality.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Don't let the scars of the||
Don't let the scars of the fight about "inside" info sway you...it's a slow day and I think it's post worthy if you've got an article to link to.
EDIT: Now my post looks silly since you changed yours. O well, this post has showed me how much more I want to talk about beer than sports right now...I think I'm gonna have to find a beer blog...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I like those a lot in||
Yeah I like those a lot in the summer. The sour flavor comes from the yeast. Usuallly a Lactobacillus strain (same stuff in yogurt). Funky, sour, flavorful without being too fruity or syrupy-sweet
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The 'destroying sandcastles||
The 'destroying sandcastles boy' in me wants to downvote you just to well...aww never mind happy Friday and Go Blue! +1 to you for a guilty conscious
|11 weeks 2 days ago||That's a good, albeit very||
That's a good, albeit very different tasting, beer. I would suggest Dogfish Head Festina Peche as well. Also a Berliner Weisse.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||A huge congratulations to||
A huge congratulations to you!!! But since this borders on a drinking thread I would encourage you to refine your palate over time @ U-M...a suggestion on a really nice whiskey would be the Jameson 12 year special reserve....after all this is definitely a time to treat yourself
Disclaimer-I'm sure that you are oddly over 21 and just now being accepted to U-M
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Chimay is excellent. But so||
Chimay is excellent. But so are the other trappist ales. There are only 8 trappist breweries, with 6 being brewed in Belgium. Chimay is the easiest to find in the states. Blue is my favorite but the lighter in color white label (it is a tripel) is a wonderful change of pace. If you want a delicious, but heavy, beer try St Bernardus Abt 12.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The plan for the weekend is||
The plan for the weekend is brewery tour, BBQ, & German beer hall. As for today/night, probably the beer I brewed (I'm still a newbie so not holding my breath for a masterpiece)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Good point. I live in the NJ||
Good point. I live in the NJ suburbs of Philly and there is a town with a yellow "M" as their logo (Moorestown). I once thought there was an unusual collection of U-M alumni/fans there until this was explained to me.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||As pointed out above, there||
As pointed out above, there was not a distinction one way or another on a blue Block-M with a plain maize border, but a blue Block-M with a maize-[and then blue] (or double) border is unacceptable. I think if you have a white or maize backround, it only makes sense to use a blue block M (how poorly maize shows up on white or on top of other maize has been covered ad nauseum here)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'd just like to thank you||
I'd just like to thank you again for jinxing the team...no T-shirt in the world was worth that
/s (that's how its done right?)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||ND...LOL||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Well at least we have someone||
Well at least we have someone to blame now...not the rebounding...not the defense...not the refs...SETH WHY?!?!?!?!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||78-75 Michigan||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This is closer than the||
This is closer than the current system but it is not what was originally proposed. A team would have to win their conference to make it to the Final 4 of the playoffs.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What happened to the idea of||
What happened to the idea of 4 small conferences? (2 8-team & 2 7-team) I loved the idea. Every team would have a home-and-home with every other team. Made a lot of sense, renewed good rivalries. I know the NHLPA opposed it because they were gearing up for lockout and catagorically refused anything from the front office. But what gives? That was a good idea (one of the few out of Bettman's office)
|11 weeks 5 days ago||FYI you can edit your own||
FYI you can edit your own post (note button in lower right corner of post) until someone replys to it (for future reference)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Are they really that dumb?||
Are they really that dumb?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Stoops may do it...but Les||
Stoops may do it...but Les Miles has perfected this
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Cheddar, Green Apple, &||
Cheddar, Green Apple, & Bacon...yum!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Just do yourself a favor and||
Just do yourself a favor and stop reading once the article ends
DON'T SCROLL DOWN!!! Nothing good comes of this!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||74-64 Good guys||
74-64 Good guys
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I would argue that UVA & UNC||
I would argue that UVA & UNC actually are culturally similar to U-M in that they are World class Universities that are the flagship for thier (rather large) states. Yes they are in the south and not midwest, but they aren't as dissimilar as you suggest.
I have concerns about non-midwest teams as it would likely push U-M into a division with 2 actual B1G teams to have more east coast teams join. I am less concerned about spreading further geographically.
Said another way though, who would you suggest we add as 15 and 16? Some would say stay at 12, but that simply won't happen. I also think staying at 14 doesn't seem like it'll happen. So who? Oklahoma & Ok St? Unlikely. OU & Kansas? T Boone Pickens would NEVER allow it (and don't think he can't buy a decision in his favor). Don, I ask (not trying to be a dick) what is your solution?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know that would be||
I don't know that would be true. Why do you think they're connected? The "powers that be" might say NC State is tied @ the hip to UNC, but I don't think a private school is "tied" to UNC. Of course Duke is AAU so it isn't out of the realm of possiblity, but I just don't see it. The B1G now wants flagship schools that will bring in the whole state (& between Charlotte and the triangle, that would be a lot of people)
Also, chief rivalry has not been important as far expansion has been concerned recently. Nebraska-Oklahoma, Texas-TAMU, Missouri-Kansas, 'Cuse-UCONN, Pitt-WVU, Rutgers-...OK you got me there, but you get my point.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||My understanding that a large||
My understanding that a large reason that were removed was their medical school/hospital (and its research) was not included because it is in Omaha. This would be akin to U-M hospital being in Detroit-Dearborn region and being considered part of U-M Dearborn. Now U-M Ann Arbor has many other areas of research as well, but this would be a HUGE chunk of research cash lost.
In addition some of the reseach Nebraska did with the USDA was also not allowed to be included.
Do you know to what degree this played a role in Nebraska being removed from AAU membership? Would it have happened anyway? You seem knowledgable on the subject.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Don't be suprised if lacrosse||
Don't be suprised if lacrosse (before hockey or baseball) becomes the next money making sport. It is a very fast growing sport which is entertaining to watch on TV (and is having rules to make it move even faster and fan friendly)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Returning to the gloryous||
Returning to the gloryous days where they occaisionally make a bowl game against a team with an outgoing coach...
All kidding aside my point is this: adding UNC would IMO be the best football addition from these ACC schools and they could be a consistent bowl team. I know a lot (or all) of this is about money and perhaps other sports, but we should try to be adding good, if not great, football teams
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Careful...you're gonna start||
Careful...you're gonna start sounding like a pre-this year ND fan "we're returning to glory, even if slowly"
I don't think Duke is ever gonna be anything in football. They'd be another Northwestern AT BEST
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I thouched on this above as||
I thouched on this above as well. This is something people should be considering more. Although I think the idea of UNC is generally a good one if the B1G expands (it's happening), more teams east means U-M is either in opposite divisions as their chief rival, or in the opposite division of the real B1G. So as you said ChopBlock, U-M could be in a division with 2 real Big Ten teams (ok Sparty we'll count you-3) and the opposite division would have 7 of them...goodbye history.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||In before lock! Seriously you||
In before lock!
Seriously you did add some nice new info...but I just don't see 2 threads back-2-back on the same subject
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Well I'd say this: 1. We||
Well I'd say this:
1. We won't have odd number schools. 2 divisions of 8 seems to make sense to a lot of people including me. I'm not sure if I support adding teams, but the B1G won't stop at 14
2. Who's better? UVA is not good in footbal nor basketball, but would GT really be much more of a step up? UVA makes sense in the footprint, has great academics, and could help lacrosse, which I do get the impression the B1G would like to take over as being THE power conference (may seem silly to you, but I think it is more likely than baseball or hockey to ever be profitable for TV, which is all this is really about unfortunately)
3. Selfishly, I would like the B1G to look for teams because 2 more ACC likely leaves U-M & OSU with the former ACC in a division which would seem foriegn to me and many fans. This won't happen because there is no one who is feasible to grab (Oklahoma & OK st....just don't see it happening)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Ah I should clarfiy. The||
Ah I should clarfiy. The writing seems to be on the wall that the B1G will not stop at 14. So if there is further expansion (which I think is more when than if) I would want it to be UNC
|12 weeks 5 days ago||If it happens (and boy does||
If it happens (and boy does it look like it will), let it be Carolina blue! (Add UVA and we have all the great state schools not in Cali), plus actually good sports
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Highly agree with this. We||
Highly agree with this. We have 4 losses. ALL on the road. ALL to top 25 teams. The "bad loss" that we do have is to a top 5 team (and has been top 10-15 for most of the season). Although we may have come closer than people would have liked for comfort sake last night, we don't have a "bad loss"
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah I could see this||
Yeah I could see this conversation going down.
Fred Jackson: "Downton Abbey, it's like Sherlock, but more British"
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Active how? You should be||
Active how? You should be able to continue most activities without the surgery. Pivot activities/sports (Bball, maybe tennis) will be difficult. However you are leaning, WAIT. Your pain from the initial injury & bone bruising will heal & then you'll know what your symptoms are
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Nope. Nada. Zilch||
Nope. Nada. Zilch
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Absolutely. But they need to||
Absolutely. But they need to have cap space to sign thier new draft pick Denard Robinson to be a Mr Everything for Chip Kelly's offense (at least this is how it all plays out in my head...)
|13 weeks 3 days ago||1 loss...counts as 1||
1 loss...counts as 1 loss...hurts a lot more but at the end of the season it will count in the standings the same as outplaying Wisky but dying by halfcourt & will be regarded similarly to Duke vs. Miami and TCU/Kansas.
This next game won't tell us much as PSU stinks. Hopefully though GRIII can snap out of it and get into a groove becuase for U-M to accomplish anything at this point they need some production out of the 4 spot.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Just a heads up (to||
Just a heads up (to all...I've not yet seen it noted on Mgoblog)...he goes by Bill
|13 weeks 4 days ago||M 77 P64||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with many posters||
I agree with many posters that he doesn't HAVE to aplogize, but I appreciate the maturity he shows by recognizing a bad (understated) performance last night and acknowledging it while striving to do better. I like this.
*However, the last U-M player I remember doing a public mea culpa after a big loss was Tate Forcier so...about that maturity thing*
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Am I the only one who read||
Am I the only one who read the thing about 3 seconds for spiking the ball and thought back to 2001 MSU? This was what jumped out most to me.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||One thing to remember...a||
One thing to remember...a loss by 1 and a loss by 20 count the same at the end of the season in the standings
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone have any idea where||
Anyone have any idea where there are so many Polynesian (Somoan, Hawai'ian, etc...) players/persons in Utah? I've never lived west of the Mississippi nor visited Utah, but my impression is that it is as white as WonderBread.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I read your post too quickly||
I read your post too quickly (or have dyslexia) thought you said "me too" and was gonna post something snarky but...well...glad to see him here! Go Blue!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Soooo.....who wins here? (I||
Soooo.....who wins here? (I need to know where to put the Upton gif)
& of course yeaaaa for Mone to Blue!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I graduated more recently and||
I graduated more recently and did not know 1 person who brought a firearm to campus. I was in a fraternity and I think back to some scuffles and issues that arose with other fraternities (almost always after alcohol comsumption) and I now thank God that no one was armed. I am genuinely not trying to get political, but I can only image how drunk fights could escilate if someone had a gun.
I hope so badly that these things happen less and less, but given the current direction, I am pessimistic.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||MSU-the big bear trophy||
MSU-the big bear trophy
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I don't currently live in||
I don't currently live in Michigan and never listen to the ticket. I think of MSU as our primary Bball rivals and wanted to see what the MGoCommunity thought
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting. This is what I||
Interesting. This is what I like to see or know: some of the other olympic sports that you wouldn't neccessarily think about.
I'm glad to see most see it the way I do that MSU is the primary rival for non-football sports and OSU is a secondary rival (what's interesting is that MSU is AT BEST a secondary rival for football)
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Well I heard Shane reads the||
Well I heard Shane reads the blog and now you just gave him a Halloween idea
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. This is a discussion||
Agreed. This is a discussion I'd like to have (and maybe in a few points I would create a thread), but I'd like to know how others interperet MSU as a basketball rival (we know they're not thought of highly on the gridiron). I also would rather wait to see the outcome of the game before we debate how important beating them is.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||First time U-M vs. MSU is a||
First time U-M vs. MSU is a top-10 game. GO BLUE!!!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely beat state! Our #?||
Absolutely beat state! Our #? rival...
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||NO RELIGION on the board...o||
NO RELIGION on the board...o wait sorry wrong post
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||I think the new bet should be||
I think the new bet should be does it stay up today...and unless I am badly misunderstaning the rules of the board I just don't see how it could.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||WOW!!! I would have taken the||
WOW!!! I would have taken the under as well...looks like milhouse & two-hearted should be avoiding Vegas for now (me too).
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||So the other day I learned||
So the other day I learned the trick of getting into a thread before it is locked (a duplicate story). Gents (& ladies), can I get an over/under on lockdown of this thread? Since its 9:26 I'll set it for 10. Takers?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why can we not just wear||
Why can we not just wear this...simple...elegant...and most importantly...UNIFORM
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The best of luck to you||
The best of luck to you Bombadil...all hopes for a healthy and beautiful boy/girl.
I'd say the important thing is 10 fingers and 10 toes but a friend not too long ago gave birth to an adorable little boy with 6 fingers on one hand....so.....yeah
|14 weeks 2 days ago||So...I've never done one of||
So...I've never done one of these posbangs...how does it work?
I mean do I...do you...WAIT WAIT WAIT I said it was my first time!!!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||O boy...unless you can live||
O boy...unless you can live in a plastic bubble and prepare food in a completely seperate space from your family with food that was completely seperated from your family...good luck...seriously
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I loved them all Ace...but||
I loved them all Ace...but the reverse Rapture Guy made me laugh the hardest. Good God that's funny (for me I mean...he probably didn't realize that selling your soul means spending enternity in Hell AKA Columbus)
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I can't strongly enough agree||
I can't strongly enough agree with this. GRIII is a good player, but needs a rest. I also think having Horford out there may cover some of McGary's (positional) defensive deficiencies.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to add that Delaware||
I'd like to add that Delaware plays in Newark (same spelling different pronounciation than NJ). It is right off I-95 just south of the only true city in Delawere, Wilmington. For those of you in NYC/North Jersey, Philly/SJ, Maryland/DC this would not be a hard day trip to see the team in person. UofD has a nice, albeit small, campus.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I think jokes on Teo should||
I think jokes on Teo should be open until the end of his rookie year
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Once Morgan is healthy and||
Once Morgan is healthy and splitting minutes with McGary I think Horford should split time with GRIII. I like GRIII just fine, but he can't keep playing 40 minutes a game. I also really like what Horford brings to the game. I like the idea of Morgan/GRIII alternating with McGary/Horford frontcourts. An offensive specialist and rebounding specialist (way over-generalizing the players I know) in each pairing. McGary can be a GREAT player but there is no doubt their interior defense and rebounding take a dip when he is playing the 5. Having Horford out there too may mitigate some of that. At this point it doesn't look like they'll get much production out of their backcourt bench.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||77-74 Little brother||
77-74 Little brother
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I absolutely love the fact||
I absolutely love the fact that we have a TIGHT END named Butt
that is all
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Woooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! And||
Woooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! And goodnight
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The horn DID go off. The ball||
The horn DID go off. The ball WAS still in his hands. The no call is inexplicable and unacceptable...except at the end we got the right outcome! Go Blue!!!
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Woooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I like Vitale. I like the||
I like Vitale. I like the color anouncer to be enthusiastic and know what he is talking about-even if it comes off as goofy (same reason I like Gruden for MNF). I enjoy Vitale's excitability in the games, and let's face it-anybody is better than Kellogg
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Gentleman (I presume), this||
Gentleman (I presume), this is the most insightful and interesting discussion I have seen on this blog (I've been reading for a year). I focused on biomechanics at U-M but never had any discussion of this phenomenon. Thank you
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I've been thinking this for||
I've been thinking this for awhile now. He is absolutely talented, but just seems like he can't quite put it all together. Unfortunately, injuries have played a role in this. Hard to get into a rhythm if you can't consistently practice and play. He has not had an injury free season yet.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||O man...I thought it was an||
O man...I thought it was an isolated incident or something. Not a general problem where you had an athletic department official quoted on it...
I feel dirty now...I think I'm gonna take a shower
Thanks for the response. Hilarious (&disgusting)
|16 weeks 3 days ago||My guess for a more likely||
My guess for a more likely 2014 controversy: Gardner dosn't come back and it is Morris vs. true freshman wunder-recruit vs. Bellomy (maybe). Don't forget it is possible that Devin makes great progress in the off-season, has an outstanding year, takes advantage of an easier schedule, lights things up and decides to jump to the NFL. What would perhaps make this unlikely is how strong of a class that next year's NFL QB class will (potentially) be. THAT is your more likely 2014 QB controversy scenario.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I double checked the||
Yeah I double checked the schedule after Brian's line thinking that we would have to win twice to become #1 (I suppose even the King of blogs can make mistakes). Road games in B1G=NOT automatic. Let's hope for 2 wins and #1!!!
|16 weeks 3 days ago||This may be the 100th time I||
This may be the 100th time I have seen this referenced on Mgoblog. Does anyone have an article or something to explain to the nieve (me) exactly where this came from? Thank you
|16 weeks 4 days ago||75-66 U-M||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I suppose this is what I||
I suppose this is what I get when I wait till morning to check Mgoblog...beaten to the punch (with a baseball bat) <where he at> <where he at> <now der he go>
|16 weeks 5 days ago||yeaaaa boy ( It's peanut||
yeaaaa boy ( It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time!)
|16 weeks 5 days ago||C'mon the U! That is the||
C'mon the U! That is the avatar of the Sons of Ben-the main supporters group of the Philadelphia Union. Going to these games is more fun than going to the Eagles games. I still love being in Michigan Stadium, but a lot of that is due to it being sentamental. I agree that going to Philly Union >> TV whereas going to Big House >or= to TV (UTL notwithstanding) and finally Eagles/NFL<<<TV.
My concern is as TV timeouts get longer and longer for CFB that going to the games will feel more like the NFL. This means more incentive to stay home, actually drink a beer while watching the game, cheaper better food, etc. I think that we are going to see attendance continue to go down in CFB. What we may see is Michigan and other powerhouse programs continue with huge attendance but the MSU, Illinois, Cal, Cinncy type schools will see a dip...if not plumet of attendance
|17 weeks 8 min ago||Damn you caught me!||
Damn you caught me!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I think that we got a slight||
I think that we got a slight advantage as far as calls (not nearly as much as the fans at "the Barn" would argue)
However, they did something the refs at OSU didn't...they actually called the mauling hits fouls <gasp>...too much physicality is allowed and just chalked up to "o this is the B1G" in my opinion. A foul should be a foul, and last I checked tackling was only allowed in football and checking was only allowed in hockey.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Nice response. I think 3||
Nice response. I think 3 makes a lot of sense. I was thinking about it and U-M is starting to really get into an 8 man rotation (starters, Spike, Levert, McGary). Bielfelt (sp) didn't see much of the floor either I noticed and he seems to have given good (not great) minutes in the past.
The reason I bring this up is that I really do think he could be a valuable contributor, but can't seem to stay healthy along enough to do it. But I suppose as Brian noted, U-M doesn't seem to be moving to a 2 post man set-up anytime soon.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||He was NOT duped. This is||
He was NOT duped. This is simply too implausable given all of the information that has been presented. What I really wonder is which NFL team and/or journalist will nail him with the "smoking gun" and give definitave proof of his involvement.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of depth and||
Speaking of depth and minutes, why no Horford? I know about the patellar subluxation/dislocations, but he had been playing and I thought he'd be good to go. Did I miss something about aggrevating the knee? He is a good player (and could become very good if he ever stayed healthy long enough). Seems that he could have helped the team given the strength of Minny's frontcourt.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Aww C'mon!!! I was told there||
Aww C'mon!!! I was told there would be no math
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I would very much like to||
I would very much like to thank you for this. I found out today that I will likely need to find a new job and this made me laugh to the point of tears (still giggling).
Also, thank you to whomever started a new profile "Manti Te'o GF"...I really needed a good laugh today
|17 weeks 4 days ago||boy o boy I hope so. I have||
boy o boy I hope so. I have started trending away from purchasing jersies recently but as a wolverines & eagles fan I would snatch that up right away
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for this...afternoon||
Thanks for this...afternoon productivity=this game
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Wolverines & Eagles fan here||
Wolverines & Eagles fan here too. I actually think he was my first choice (only other person who could have possibly been first was JOHN Gruden). I love the high risk, high reward hire here. He may fail, but if he succeeds this could be the next Mike Tomlin type hire that sustains them for a long period of success. At the least...the absolute minimum...it will be VERY interesting to tune in on Sundays. This team is going to be so fun to watch (as is/was Oregon). Can't say that about this year's team.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||61-55 Michigan||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Faster too...and better at||
Faster too...and better at reading blocks
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Pure guess here: if he could||
Pure guess here: if he could have completed even that little pass it may have given the defense pause before stuffing 9 guys in the box to defend the run when Denard lined up at QB (like his freshman year).
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Good question. Without an MRI||
Good question. Without an MRI I really can't tell you if it is bruised/irritated or entrapped. Nerves are netorious for slow healing, but it has been over 2 months without improvement (and it sounds like this was a re-aggrivation of previous problems). My best from-the-couch guess diagnosis would be entrappment, but who knows (that is rhetorical...obviously he and his docs do)
*please excuse terrible spelling...long day
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Gotcha...not trying to get on||
Gotcha...not trying to get on ya. I guess that we agree then that given his inability to throw a week ago coupled with his lack of improvement over 2 months since the injury makes me believe that this injury is still very much lingering.
I do agree that (when healthy) he can throw the ball and would make quite a good Wildcat QB if there is any NFL team/OC who is willing to dust off that idea. Seems to me that we have option QBs (RG3, Kaepernick, sort-of Wilson), but the change-of-pace/Wildcat QB has fallen out of favor recently.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Now that the season is over||
Now that the season is over and we're in to this kind of Draft prep stuff my question is when would he consider surgery for his arm. Considering how long this has lingered it is quite possible he'd need ulnar nerve transposition. I would imagine he'd want to do that after the senior bowl before the draft. Or conversely does he try to minimize this until he is drafted and let the NFL team docs guide his decision. Thoughts?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I respectfully disagree. We||
I respectfully disagree. We all saw his attempt to throw the ball during the Outback Bowl. Remember that nice duck that went halfway to the reciever?