Peppers at 10, which seems low.
|6 hours 47 min ago||I second the idea...||
Maybe a long-serving stadium employee?
Maybe a long serving doctor at UM hospital?
or.... How about Sexy Grandpa from Bursley? j/k
|9 hours 22 min ago||Good point||
I was thinking of getting one, but that is something that looks really strange to me too.
|1 day 32 min ago||yeah||
but wrs can often make a difference as true freshmen. it can translate quickly.
|1 day 21 hours ago||O'Korn||
it will be him. Everything else is just a ploy. But, I agree. It doesn't matter.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah||
I just downloaded it so I could play with my son. I am looking forward to wasting time learning about something that came out after my time originally (Pokemon) and now is having a resurgence. Being cool has nothing to do with it....
|1 week 2 days ago||Not..||
Not mutually exclusive.
|1 week 2 days ago||....||
Awww,.... shucks. Peanut's gone.
|1 week 3 days ago||Very interesting!||
Thanks for all your hard work. WHile we could sit here for hours pointing out potential problems with the probablities generated by your sources, they stand as the best quantifiable analysis available anywhere.
Overall, ths makes me feel more confident about the Rutgers game and less confident about the Indiana game.
Also, I think "wearing down" and talented or well coached back ups play a HUGE role in winning the B1G title. I wish that could be incorporated into the source stats somehow. BUt, my feeling is that consistancy in coaching staff over the years helps with that the most. Michigan's back ups should be better "coached up" as a result of Harbaugh's system setting in better.....
|1 week 4 days ago||true||
and the minimum is pretty high too.
|1 week 4 days ago||The taxes he pays depends on||
The taxes he pays depends on whether he maintains citizenship in the USA or some other country. If he is a US citizen, he pays US taxes no matter where he works unless he makes under the minimum.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes. You can't pay someone's||
Yes. You can't pay someone's taxes without that amount being considered income....
|2 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
It appears he has anger management issues.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Florida.||
1. Seniors driving too slow who can't see over the wheel or react.
2. Many immigrants somewhat new to driving big highways.
3. Tourists meandering around.
These combined on the highways are insanity.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Heir||
So is this supposed to imply that O'Korn is the chosen heir at the QB position?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Where does this stat come||
Where does this stat come from? Where does the one dollar come from? This seems to hide the real issue. What England got was not supposed to be direct payments back from the EU. The benefits of membership are very real,but also hard to quantify. I guess people prefer quick simple stats to acknowledging that other things are more important. I wonder how looking at things solely in terms of ROI would work n in other complicated situations. What do I get from funding the police? What is the return on investment in my children? Wha does Michigan football give me in terms of dollars back?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||?||
The DA said the search was bad... according to the poster who raised the issue.
I guarantee he knows more about LA law than you. sorry Charlie.
As for not enforcing every law on the books, there are a while lot of obselete laws on the books that are never enforced. Do you think we should be enforcing them?
Yes, prosecutors are obsessed with their winning percentage. Shitty cases rarely go to trial unless there is some outside reason to pursue it.
I am not sure if you're a lawyer or not, but your failure to grasp the reality of prosecutorial discretion and wildly opining on LA law makes me thinj.... no
|5 weeks 3 days ago||don't pretend to know||
the facts or law of Louisiana. Look at the press reports about it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It appears||
the stolen handgun charge had to be droppped because it was the product of an illegal search.
So, it was just about smoking dope in a car.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Personally....||
I can't stand Bernie Sanders, but if you "feel the burn".... I recommend some cream to remove it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||IMO||
Anyone who is armed poses a danger to everyone they come in contact with, but this country doesnt see it that way. So....
Smoking weed doesn't increase your chances of violence. In fact, it may decrease it.
Maybe they pose more of a danger to themselves through an accident, but definitely not to the public.
As for the conotations of "chillin in the hood..." I am going to ignore any implication and simply state that, if it was a bad area, then their gun possession (at least for the permitted guns) seems more justified.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Guns||
I think they are inherently dangerous. They are designed for one purpose. Large knives are also dangerous. In fact, the car itself is pretty dangerous.
Were the kids holding the guns or were they just in the car? Was it a gun rack (hey its the south)? Were the guns loaded? IDK.
Anyway, you don't see many potheads or kids who are smoking weed get violent... its not cocaine or anything. Weed doesnt make people want to waive the f*$%king gun around.
We are really stretching for facts to make this look sinister,
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Who is upset over this?||
A Louisiana DA decides not to charge two Bama players and this raises some kind of suspicion of favoritism?
A judge slaps a Stanford swimmer on the wrist for sexual assualt and people think this case is one for concern. Consider:
1. Marijuana laws are often not enforced. In 10 years those laws will look like sodomy laws, relics of a bygone era. There is little reason to push those misdemeanor charges.
2. The only felony is the possession of a stolen firearm. It was brought against Robinson. Was there enough evidence to prove it?
That felony is not based on strict liability. The DA would have to show inentional possession of a firearm "under circumstances which indicate that the offender knew or should have known that the firearm was the subject of a robbery or theft." So, did he know? How can they prove that? Was the serial number filed off? Did someone tell him? Did his friend steal it? Or did he simply not know?
EDIT: Someone points out that the gun itself was obtained by a wrongful search. So, the gun cant even be used as evidence. There is no way the DA could have won on the only felony count if that is true.
A DA wont bring charges if they can't win.
Nothing to see here.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||DANGEROUS felonies?||
What part of marijuana possession and/or use is dangerous?
In fact, there was only ONE felony charged and that was against Robinson. It was for possession of a stolen firemarm.
Possession of a firearm in not a "dangerous" offense -- at least not in this country.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe the kid likes football||
Maybe the kid likes football and not swimming. You are more likely to keep up with a sport if you enjoy it. It's not like you can make your kid enjoy a different sport...
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Plus1 to you. Thanks for the||
Plus1 to you. Thanks for the reply. Not many people here big enough to do that. Also, don't text and drive.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||what?||
1. you linked to a proposal for a study.
2. it is a proposal sponsored by the players union in the midst of multi million dollar legislation.
3. there is no actual study in the link.
4. you also use baseless adjectives to describe the two studies.
Your position is hollow... like your debate skillz.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||ask if she wants||
your son to live a longer life. The data from NIH shows former football players live longer than non-players (except fat linemen).
The benefits to your health outweigh the risks.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Money||
Well, money has an effect on the product. In sports with weak salary caps and/or weak revenue sharing, getting more money for a team MAY mean better players and/or coaches.
I would rather see the Wings have top dollar coaches from the minors to the majors, as well as luxury planes, etc. that attract top level talent (if salary is equal) then see an arena with a great non-corporate name. Its just how the world works. Now, if they could make it work without selling the naming rights, ala Lambeau Field, etc. then all the better.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||How about ...||
Maybe the rink? Maybe a statue outside the new arena?
Its just that they very recently picked a new name, so naming rights seems unlikely.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Donny, you're out of your element.||
I never said I "can't understand why anybody would be in favor of naming an NHL arena in Detroit after Gordie Howe." In fact, I told OP that I did understand.
I questioned why the Illitch family would do it in light of the circumstances.
You just pretended I made a ridiculous point and then cited my "commenting history" as your reason for being a jerk.
I don't get personl too often, but you are acting like a tool, buddy. Go get started on the weekend now and leave the keyboard.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I get it||
I know you really liked him. But, this seems weird. The owners just announced a new name. They did not bid it out and used their own company name for legacy reasons.
Why would they name it after Gordie Howe? Just because he passed away today? That seems a little reactionary.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You're right. By that time||
You're right. By that time the machines will have oppressed human life and few will remember the name Harbaugh.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Bad idea IMO||
1. How many captains can they predict? How many Heisnmans? Does every kids card say the same thing? If not, do they get jealous of each others fake accolades?
2. Seems like the type of thing that will either bring unrealistic expectations of seeing the field or just plain shame when the stats don't pan out.
I like the idea of trading cards, but the predictive stats seem like a bad addition.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||yeah...||
I have no idea. Just guessing...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I think the underdog has won||
I think the underdog has won 3 out of 5 B1G Championship games. Iowa almost won last year. I think the East is great, but there is no reason to think the winner of the West will have no shot. Probably a 40 % shot. Foolish to dismiss them now.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Because they disagree with||
Because they disagree with the rule? Maybe they didn't think any player would complain and/or want to know what type of player would complain? Maybe they didn't think the NFL would do anything about it? Maybe they know other teams do it?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||? You only have to be lucky||
? You only have to be lucky in one game to win the conference. It can happen even if the odds are against it.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||NFL bashing||
Its fun. I do it. But, seriously, you act as though the NFL didnt donate all this money for research and is somehow standing in the way of government-funded research.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Because the author seems to||
Because the author seems to think the government is sincere and the NFL is not. The reporter ignores that the government does the very thing it accuses the NFL of doing. Every. Single. Day. That is somehow lost. Also, the reporter seems to ignore that what is written in the contract is what binds AND the reporter ignores any self-interest these government officials may have in bringing claims. Not to mention the reporter failing t mention whether such a report itself was needed or a waste of money. In short, the report portrayed these four congressmen as sincere. One side.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I asked why there is a||
I asked why there is a government report about the NFL backing out. I didn't ask why the government is pursuing this type of research. If the NFL like pulls out funding, then fund it yourself or sue them. Don't waste money a lengthy report trying to shame them into paying...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||America!||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This isn't a story about the||
This isn't a story about the need for government research.
It is about shaming the NFL and wasting money on a report to shame them -- when the contract with the NFL could have just been stronger.
If the government wants to fund such a study, then great. But, it doesnt want to spend that money here and its agenda is to get the NFL to fund it.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks.||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You're right. My agenda is||
You're right. My agenda is too try to keep people from jumping to conclusions that fit their preconceived notions and to be as objective as possible. I think it makes Michigan men looks smarter when the conversations are mostly objective.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Sincerity?||
Maybe I am old and jaded, but I don't think the NFL nor Congress have any "sncerity" to question. Both are self-ineterested.
Is it sincere to have someone who is biased to the NFL conduct the study?
Is it sincere to have a known critic of the NFL conduct the study?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe. Also, I don't think||
Maybe. Also, I don't think they should be a non-profit. Regardless, the distinction isn't too important for me. Lots of non-profit entities like hospitals and universities makes tons of money and pay big salaries, they just don't have shareholders. It is kinda of like a private company. Plus, a lot of companies that are for-profit work around showing any profit on books in order to avoid corporate tax on profits. So, I agree with you but don't really know if their non-profit status affects much.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||How you tell a story....||
Why is there a congressional report about breaching a contract? Either the NFL failed to live up to the terms and should be sued or not. Right? Did the NFL break the contract or just break their PR promises outside the contract?
Also, is it lost on anyone that members of Congress are critical of someone else for exerting undue influence (and acting behind-the-scenes) to affect a government agency?
This story could have been written many ways:
1. NFL seeks to assert influence by failing to fund study if their guy was not chosen to head it up.
2. NFL refuses to fund study where lead researcher was chosen mainly because he was critical of the NFL.
3. Congress tries to explain why taxpayers have to pay for government study, which NFL had previously agreed to pay.
4. NIH contract poorly drafted, so Congress resorts to a report to shame the NFL.
5. Four left-leaning politicians, who receive heavy funding from attorneys/law firms, unhappy with NFL's attempt to stop research done by plaintiff litigation-friendly researcher.
6. NFL only concerned about future litigation and profits, not the safety of players implies report from champions of the little guy.
To be clear, I think the NFL wanted to influence the study. I also think the four members of Congress have an agenda (maybe good, maybe not).
Anyway, a "congressional report" on this? Why is this a government issue?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||to be clear....||
Are you talking about the NFL or Congress? Weird how your comment seems to apply to both.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How is this possible if OSU||
How is this possible if OSU is currently favored by 6 over Michigan?
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||This.||
the vast majority if these class action guys are ... not legal luminaries, especially the ones that file these tag a long cases.
The quote about this being about compensating players is a joke IMO.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It's not the same.I have||
It's not the same.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||quality of life||
with the college degree/monet and longer life, it seems like any risk of CTE is not an important concern.
|11 weeks 21 min ago||Nope. Brandon WAS Michigan||
Nope. Brandon WAS Michigan too. Former player and Bo disciple. He was fully embraced until the losing started. It's all about winning, not ties to the program. End of story.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||college||
This also makes it look like the risks involved in potentially earning a college scholarship are less than the benefits (100K plus, higher education, connections, etc.).
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Why?||
Its always better to break down comparison groups to be as close as possible to the study group, but, other than that general idea, why?
The question everyone wants to know is whether it is safe to play (or let your kids play) football.
Not many NFL players could go pro in other sports (except Bo Jackson, Deon Sanders,..) and not many players with NFL ability could be top wage earners if they were not in the NFL.
Playing football just has to be safer/healthier than not playing football to answer that question.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Health||
Yeah, I bet they have more knee problems, etc.
I guess when I think of health, living longer generally means better overall health. I mean if you are dead, you are in worse health, right?
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||A huge study by the NIOSH/CDC||
A huge study by the NIOSH/CDC also found that former NFL players also live longer than the general population (except heart conditions for beefy linemen). So, better health, fame, money, etc. hmmmmm
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Yes.||
Hurtig their own kids out of fear of competition. I hope it backfires on them....
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Mind you that the heretofore||
Mind you that the heretofore document had dry ink on it for many a fork night. It was a long time ago signed.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||I buy the first reason. He is||
I buy the first reason. He is the same guy who was feeling too lazy to show up at satellite camps.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||It sounds like his lawyer has||
It sounds like his lawyer has filed a motion to quash the subpoena. If the coach has any knowledge potentially relevant to the case, the judge should make him sit for it. Of course, his attorney is seeking to limit the questioning, which may happen. It is also likely his attorneys will seek that the deposition be held confidentially and not be allowed to be produced outside the instant case. There is little to no chance that it will be a free and open deposition covering all the stuff everyone here really wants to know.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||I was just wondering||
I was just wondering if the teams that lost thought it was funny.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||ha.||
They used something much harder and won. they embarrassed the other high school teams. ha. maybe a HS team will use 4 players and win a basketball game over a crappy team and we can all laugh.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Good point||
That seems true too.
It also makes me think of another benefit:
8. Connections with coaching trees that may come back to benefit Michigan in the future. (Especially tight-knit coaching trees.)
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Reasons why these camps and Austrailia are awesome:||
So many reasons this is brilliant...
1. Potentially find one or two great players.
2. Groom interest from younger players in the region and maybe get one or two down the road.
3. Spreads interest in youth football at a time when it is being attacked by the timid.
4. Marketing you can't buy. Michigan is sending its celebrity (and/or his assitants) to spread the word of "Michigan football" in a way that you cannot buy with marketing dollars. This should increase interest in Michigan athletics now and in the future. Potentially creating more Michigan fans or at least those that feel connected to the program.....
5. Based on the above, this trip likely pays for itself from a merchandise sales, marketing, etc. standpoint.
6. Staff gets to visit cool destinations.
My only question is... What the heck are other coaches doing during June? Are the Michigan coaches missing out on film review or something?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I hate to say it, but OSU||
I hate to say it, but OSU helped turn the tide of SEC dominance two years ago. However, the conference needed to keep that up. It didn't and that is mainly because the two highest profile Big Ten bowl games (MSU and Iowa - divisions champs) were both embarrassing. Not just losses, but disgraces. That is the source of SEC bias IMO. I guess a flubbed punt is to blame....
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know||
I don't know thie guy, but from what I know I don't like him. I guess I need to learn more before being so sure-handed in my statements.
I take it you follow this very closely.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I hope...||
I hope you are the kind of guy who walks around prisons laughing at people.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Wrong on all three counts||
I am just someone who thinks that publically judging ANY college kids based on one "a**hole" incident is a horrible and cheap way to feel superior (eventhough many are not).
I just prefer to be fair with people and not rush to judgment.
I wish I could be obtuse about the complex nature of character and judgment. Ah, to be ignorant....
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I am not...||
I am not going after anyone individually. I am not extrrapolating one instance to define a person's character.
My very point is that these comment sections are "mob mentality" that do not hold up to sit down scrutiny with those behind the keyboards.
My comments about society, internet society, are not attacking any individual.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I am just||
not quick to rush to judgment of anyone's character based on one incident. Not players busted for breaking the law, not Graham Glasgow, not Keith Appling, not Larry Harrison, Jr. and of course, not regular university students who are drunk and dumb.
I guess I just don't get off making generalizations from a high horse.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Internet justice warriors?||
People love to judge others from the safety of an anonymous keyboard. They love it.
This is a problem with people. Individually, most people, even the kid at issue, are probably nice enough and understandable once you get to know what created their issues. But, not on the internet. Here, it is judgment time!!! (Also, note most judgment seems to come from posters own insecurities if they claim so or not.)
This unfortunately applies to players who mess up off the field.
This unfortunately applies to fraternity kids who party too hard at a nearly insolvent resort.
This also unfortunately applies to random people caught on video.
No one is concerned about glass houses here, because we cant see through keyboards... so stones are hurled.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||?||
This doesnt make much sense to me.
1. You say going to jail is his justice. Great. Then why post or talk about it? Heaping on?
2. What he desereved? Oh yeah, no justice has been handed out yet. Damn presumption of innocence! I guess it is there because of the mob mentality.
3. Regardless of all of this, who would it make "happy"?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What is a douche canoe?||
What is a douche canoe?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I can answer the Maryland||
I can answer the Maryland one, but it violates the rules on politics around here.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Has Mgoblog turned into||
Has Mgoblog turned into sports call-in radio?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This is right. They clearly||
This is right. They clearly were not up for the MSU game. They thought they could just run over them. Of course, that kept them out of the playoff, which is good because I think they could have turned it on for the postseason like an NBA team.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||Quiznos? I didn't know||
Quiznos? I didn't know anyone liked that place. They all seem to shut down.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Oh||
So, "Disney channels" referred to ESPN as well. Crap.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||This...||
That is what I meant. No one can convince me that UNLV or Delaware State v. Michigan isnt a crappy match-up.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||maybe||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||who names their son||
after their "other son" under normal cucumstances? You build a bond with a student/player/son but that is really odd. the bond usually involves the student looking up to and respecting the teacher for the rest of their life. the teacher is usually the influencer.... of course it was his national title. what does that say?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||You have to wonder about Izzo for that one.||
Think of all the great mentors, coaches and players that come before you. People you respect for their life accomplishments and their character. The overwhelming majority of people who choose to honor someone by naming their child after them does so based on that respect and body of work. Surely Izzo considered his dad, uncles, grand parents, etc. in addition to people who taught him in basketball.
But, Izzo chose a kid from a troubled city, involved in the Ed Martin scandal, to be the namesake for his child. It is kind of a trailer trash type move when you think about it...
|24 weeks 1 day ago||slacker.||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe||
I have been pulled over 3 times in Ohio while driving through. I am not sure it is a legend. Of course, I would have to compare the frequency of pulling over there vs. in Michigan and also look at number of miles driven to see if it is disproportionate for certain. It seems high compared to other nearby states I have driven through more (Indiana, Illinois, New York).
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm||
I guess I should have mentioned that seeing a solid matchup was my top priority (since there is little of that on the home schedule). I have been to Rutgers before (not for a game) and it is a good time. I just think it should either be a blow out or a game I wouldn't want to be at... similar to going to Illinois or Purdue, etc.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Comparitively||
I don't think it is the sticks and I would look forward to trying out new places there. Its just that C-Bus is a million strong and the Lansing/EL area is probably twice as big as the Iowa City area and fairly close to other sizeable cities. I think I would like Iowa.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting...||
I have never been to Iowa for a game, but the Iowa fans I meet here and in other midwest states seem cool to me. I can't say the same for OSU fans and I don't really see many MSU fans outside of Michigan. I am surprised by your response.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Band-aid||
That isn't going to solve anything. I think there should be a competancy test for people to even have children. Right? Maybe a law against wrestling with your borthers in the backyard until a certain age? Also, I would personally like to see a law on what you allow your kids to EAT prior to a certain age. We all know obesity is MUCH MUCH riskier than football for your health.
People don't like free will or choice anyway.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Surprised?||
Everyone knows it is violent. EVeryone knows that there are risks involved. However, many people feel those risks are being "overblown" and that, well, life is risky. I think a lot of people would also not consider it barbaric. What does that mean? Are any of the following barbaric or too risky?
1. Fist fight to defend the honor of someone?
2. Fistfight to protect personal property from theft?
3. Mixed Martial Arts?
6. Sticking up for yourself and fighting a bully at school?
7. Driving in a car when we don't have to do so?
You can debate whether you think risks should be taken and the benefit of the same. There is a LOT of praise, glory and potentially money/education to be gained from the risks involved in football. Is it worth the risks?
But, don't write some hackish "clickbait" article claiming football killed people that it didn't kill. That is just sad/wrong.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Clickbait||
I thought a drug overdose killed him. Thank god for this article!
I think crap like this will eventually get people to see the craziness!!
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Do you think we will ever see||
Do you think we will ever see hm as head coach at UM? He seemed like a combo of Harbaugh, Belichick and Zoolander.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I would take||
the higher likelihood of potential injuries over a likelihood of tragic potential death any day of the week.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||true||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||and....||
MMA has been growing. we still have NASCAR too which is just people getting drunk and waiting to see an actual car accident.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I know one||
former basketball player (mid 40s) who struggles aith his knees and navigating stairs.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I just don't know what to say||
I think the only way he would have done it differently is if he had the same chance of making millions in baseball. I don't think he had the same odds.
is he saying he would have done it differently only as long as he was a famous, adored multi-millionaire athlete?
it would be damning if he said he would have made taken the down side of growing up as others similarly situated where he grew up instead of football.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||dual #1??||
party school and weekly CBB poll?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||true||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Some people can only see||
Some people can only see black and white and not gray areas. I think it's a mental incapacity to think of complex things. This is why people rally around sound bites and extreme slogans. Thinking hurts.
|28 weeks 4 hours ago||??||
He is not "in shape" now. Maybe less fat, but not fit.
|28 weeks 4 hours ago||Isn't it painfully clear?||
To get a rise out of idiots.
|28 weeks 5 hours ago||When you listen to broadcast||
When you listen to broadcast sports talk radio, you get what you pay for....
|28 weeks 4 days ago||too big||
the media would find out. some states require you to disclose your identity too. you can't hide from something this big
|28 weeks 4 days ago||nope.||
but at least you presume he was prepared for it for a long time. and just because you have one or two bad super wealthy bad guys doesn't mean we should have another.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||is this wrong?||
I am starting to feel like the growing jackpot is just wrong to give to one person (if that happens). That is a ton of power in someone's hands. I know there are billionaires out there already, but all those people either earned it or enhereted with some knowledge and guidance it was coming to them.
I mean, we could be creating the next supervillan here. Or, more likely the powerful amount will just crush some poor fool who can't handle it. at this point, even the states that let you claim anonymously couldn't keep the true identity hidden.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||mind off gary?||
wow. that previous thread actually disturbed people?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||wow||
the bar for thread topics gets lower and lower.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Mel Kiper?||
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Great hire||
I thought of BC'S DC when the search began. I looked him up and figured he was never going to move. Harbaugh worked some serious majic!!!!
|34 weeks 1 day ago||schafer||
I love that idea. he did get a bad deal and he was a good coach who sacrificed a lot to come here the first time. I hope he comes back
|35 weeks 2 days ago||lots of different things in your comment||
1. the Nebraska example is the only one you gave, but it is from this year. this year also featured many close calls for them that shouldn't have been close. A skeptic might say their change in attitude in recent years is fading away. maybe Narduzzi was the reason for the attitude change and his effect is fading, but still there with their senior laden team?
2. some might say that they are due to drop a couple based on their tenuous play and the facts that no team is immune to that problem.
3. no one is saying what is going to happen. it is all just message board fun and speculation.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||yeah.||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||So, how does gambling work out for you?||
So, how does gambling work out for you?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||In addition to your other||
In addition to your other responses, some people are jealous or feel like there is a humble brag when other fans are watching the game in exciting locales. (E.g., Italy, Hawaii, Southifeld, etc.)
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Bama?||
Is this the kid whose dad was a standout defensive player for Bama?
|36 weeks 4 hours ago||Yeah, now it is popular||
Yeah, now it is popular again. I think it happens when times seem to be advancing too quickly for our normal morals and mores to keep up. Back in the late 60s and early 70s it was the space program, motorization/vehicle proliferation, nuclear misses, etc. changing society. Big government and monolithic control vs. independence. Now it appears to be about the globalization caused by interconnectedness with other parts of the world through tech and travel. The concern is less monolithic control and more the quick spread of disease, terrorism, and other quick spreading chaos. Who knows. I have to get back to work.
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||It is not Kubrick. It is a||
It is not Kubrick. It is a Burgess novel. The movie came later. Anyway, there was a genre back then of dystopian future movies like that one, Planet of the Apes, 2001:Space Odessy, Mad Max, etc. I think it was something about culture at that time.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Indiana and Illinois||
So, the last two home games for PSU were against Illinois and an IU team without their two offensive leaders (Sudfeld and Howard). While PSU has a good defense, I am not sure they have played a half-way decent offense at home this year. Seriously, what QBs have they faced at home? What offensive stars? Michigan's offense, on the other hand, seems to play as well, if not better on the road....
|36 weeks 1 day ago||A note on optimism...||
This Michigan team is the first since 2010 to have a winning record in away games. That should be encouraging. Granted two of those wins were close (Minny and IU), but those two teams have played close against the best in the conference.
So, do we have confidence in this team on the road yet or are we shell-shocked from the Hoke Road Warriors?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||On the contrary...||
I have a good feeling about this weekend. Three wins in the last four weeks (even with one snoozer in the middle), a team that is beat up the same as every other team, a game away at PSU at noon when the crowds are much tamer (where it is rarely tough to play), and maybe just a touch of knowing there is a lot on the line with OSU ahead, and this game excites the bejesus out of me. I say the game ends 28-24, and there is a much better than 50% chance UM gets the 28, not the 24.
What are your realistic score predictions? Can anyone talk me off the ledge on my optimism?
|36 weeks 6 days ago||dear God||
|37 weeks 1 day ago||...||
I hate even knowing this.
I can't imagine dealing with it.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||??||
How would the Big Ten champ who knocked off two ten teams including the defending national champ NOT be in the playoff conversation. Plus, the appeal of Harbaugh to the selection committee? it would be hard to keep them out. it would obviously be a discussion point.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||??||
How would the Big Ten champ who knocked off two ten teams including the defending national champ NOT be in the playoff conversation. Plus, the appeal of Harbaugh to the selection committee? it would be hard to keep them out. it would obviously be a discussion point.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. I think is could happen.||
I agree. I think is could happen.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||stop being lazy||
Leave earlier and walk. or take a bike or bus.
Also, kids don't have to drive in high school. that is the apples to apples.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||This is the key||
In order to know whether this is something to draw conclusions from, can we find out...
How many kids die in bicycle accidents?
How many kids die in traffic accidents?
How many kids die accidently doing dumb stuff?
Every death is tragic. Every one. But, lets focus our efforts on the right areas.... did you know that more people die each year TAKING SELFIES than playing football?
That won't stop the helicopter parents though....
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
According to the posters here more kids die each year at pools than in football, etc.
Rather than build stands and concessions for swim meets, people even go as far as to pay thousands of dollars to have such DEATH TRAPS installed in their own yard. How disgusting is that?
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Protect our Durkin!!||
Protect our Durkin!!
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Greer was an All American||
Greer was an All American around the same time as Huckelby. Both solid.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||7 am||
years ago we met at Kroger at 7 am to buy beer before our tailgates. We had to wait st the register until then. We all got old and now the tailgate starts later.....
|42 weeks 3 days ago||maybe||
maybe the way back to a respectable defense would be for MSU to allow Dantonio to be the D Coordinator?
|42 weeks 3 days ago||injuries?||
doesn't UM havr more defensive starters out to injury (Mone, Mario) than MSU?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I did the same thing||
after the Horror
|43 weeks 2 days ago||that seems to disfavor||
blowout games. if it throws out garbage time, that is like throwing out the second half of the BYU but counting most of the second half for MSU v CMU
|43 weeks 2 days ago||ok||
I appreciate the leg work. Thanks for that.
HOWEVA, you can't just do this now. There is a reason these statistics are not used until week 7. While you can disclaim you know that, the inaccuracies underly your entire post and make it almost meaningless. To wit:
1. Michigan is going to have faced bad offenses, because those offenses are evaluated based on 1/3 or 1/4 of their games being against UM's defense. This is a huge problem with small sample size. You can't start using these when at least 25% of the info is based on the team you are trying to evaluate. Caveats can't correct that.
2. Similarly, how does UNLV have such a low offensive score? Is it because the stats against non-FBS do not count? So, one of the main reasons they are 111 is because they played Michigan?
3. This is obviously true for the other rival schedules. Has MSU played very good offenses or does their defense suck?
Once again, nice effort, but these are not usable stats at this point. Not even close.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||It's a bit dated, but...||
.. this is a good guide on places to eat. Some have changed since the post I believe:
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting||
Thanks for your time researching this stuff. Overall, it leaves me feeling more confident about the BYU game because:
It seems like he played a bit against a bad pass defense and two games against potentially solid pass defenses. Regardless, neither UCLA nor BSU's pass defense appears to be the strength of their team and/or why they are considered a good team.
So, against solid competition he has 3 INTs in 2 games. That bodes well for Michigan's potentially above-average pass defense. In addition, I think Michigan may have a better pass rush than UCLA/Boise, etc. and that matters more when throwing to WRs.
Second, the hail mary passes make his stats look better and removing those is interesting to see.
Finally, it makes me feel better about Rudock because his INT rate is about the same as Tanner despite seemingly throwing over the middle more and his completion rate looks better (but shorter passes). Its amazing how much perception is changed by a couple hail mary's and "beating the spread" (which Michigan only failed to do against UNLV).
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Is it bragging about||
Is it bragging about Michigan's academics or making fun of Northwestern's boner? It's not bragging and you are an ass for jumping to that conclusion and using it to shoot him down.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||I barely remember||
I barely remember anyone's name here. How am I going after people? What does MSU have to do with you?
I think I know what's going on here. It's simple, you take a pessemistic view of things. I just looked at your old posts. You are like "Phil" from the WTKA morning show. Always look on the dark side of things (maybe while internally hoping for the best - but who knows).
I prefer to be optimistic because....well...I wouldn't follow sports if I saw the same doom and gloom as you all the time.
You see that as a "feud" or something. But, I see it as just differing opinions. Sometimes (often) the pessemistic view is wrong. Similarly, sometimes (often) the optimistic view is wrong. The reality usually falls somewhere in between. BUT, you fail to recognize how things are slanted and you seem to actually believe your pessimisim is somehow more accurate. You fail to see both sides....and then you chide others about it.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Butt hurt?||
You said that I am butt hurt about being wrong about MSU the last two years and it shines through in my post?!?! What does any of this have to do with MSU? You've got issues.
As for your assessment of BYU's defense, no one thinks they are good. Not even BYU fans. You can "defend" their defense as not being as terrible as the points they gave up tp certain teams, but I dont understand how you know how to compare these teams yet.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||which two?||
Which two "should" finish with double digits wins. only 17 or so teams last year had double digits wins. I assume you mean UCLA, but who else? In addition, the points they scored should be put in context by how good those offenses are compared to others (aside from the BYU games). So...
How are you going to give someone a hard time for not putting things "in context" and them fail to do it to yourself by throwing out one "opinion" of a potential contextual factor while ignoring much more important ones?
Glass houses man.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.||
Our return is established. Time is the only thing that bothers me now.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||lucky||
this sets up well. Michigan will get to play four ranked teams. this should set up an epic battle the week after thanksgiving.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||defense?||
MSU has given up an average of over 400 yards in every game so far and lots of points. The loss of Narduzzi is a factor. how can the second best team be mediocre at best on one side of the ball? How long will that last?
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I never accused the||
I never accused the researchers of having an agenda. Some do, but I don't know about any for this study. The agenda I was referring to was by PBS touting this study. The media's agenda is to be interesting/newsworthy/sensational. Focusing on the potential problems with a major sport (without a fuller picture) does that. PBS is better than most media, but there are still agendas that come out.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Ronnie Kay is a moron. 1.||
Ronnie Kay is a moron.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||control||
If this is true for people who play high school football, than I wonder how many people who have played any sport have CTEs. Oh well, I guess that is not as important as an agenda.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Surrender?||
Surrender? Not how elite teams recruit?
You mean like the big mistake of MSU waiting on Jabari Parker? You think that is a BETTER idea? That was idiotic and waiting on Winston leikely would have been as well. Maybe we should have done something dumb as to not surrender and to LOOK like a big boy. MSU tried to look like an elite recruiting program and see what it has done for them?
Neither MSU nor UM are going to get enough of the elite Kentucky, Duke, etc. players. They may grab a good one here or there, but both coaches are going to have a lot of 3 and 4 year players and not instant NBA talent.
Sorry if that reality disappoints you.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||slight variance||
Are those other guys really missteps by UM?
Regardless, you seem to be making a whole lot out of a small discrepancy in quality of recruits.
In CBB there are some truly elite players. Neither Michigan nor MSU get them. The next level is where MSU slightly outperforms UM on the recriting trail. So, who cares? It has made little to no difference on the court recently and it won't in the future.
Now, if UM misses big on guys going to Kentucky, Duke, etc. and those kids elite players end up chossing MSU then we are in trouble. That hasnt happened though.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||missteps?||
we move on to someone with comparable skill and a stronger sense of conviction and you call it a misstep? so MSU gets what we don't care as much about. where is the problem?
|45 weeks 21 hours ago||What about differential||
What about differential between offensive yards v. Defense yards allowed against power 5 teams? I feel that would make this game really stick out against the other games.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Georgia||
|45 weeks 3 days ago||So Genova southern beat them worse than MSU did?||
So Genova southern beat them worse than MSU did?
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Mr. Brandon?||
You want me to go to bed? Sports fans speculate and look forward to rivalry games. They don't start a thread after every game speculating on how a rival handled a much different team and what that means for us. why not a thread based on weight room numbers at a rival and what that means for us in over a month? don't you see a line here?
|45 weeks 4 days ago||speculate||
this is the oddest form of speculation. we are nothing like Oregon. the game is in Ann Arbor. there is little reason to start this thread other than....
|45 weeks 4 days ago||?||
That doesn't mean we should start a thread after each of their games speculating on how we match up based on their passing game against Western, etc. it's just dumb.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Worst Thread ever allowed to stay?||
This is bad on so many levels:
1. Are we going to start a thread for every opponent based on how we match up with them after their game (i.e., how Hawaii did against OSU, etc.)?
2. Even if you thought that this game was somehow unique (it is not), there is little you can tell from it.
3. There will be enough time for matchup talk as we learn more about each team. We have no idea how good either teams opponents are this year (Is Oregon the same without their Heisman winng QB?
4. Personally I didnt watch the MSU game. The focus on them by some of you is pathetic. Extremely pathetic.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah. Be happy being||
Yeah. Be happy being unhappy. Be tall being short. Be done being undone. Be something while being its opposite. As an adult these literal contradictions are dumb and meaningless. We all have to guess at the point they are trying to make, but with so many other ways to say it, it seems idiotic to use one that is virtually meaningless. This is true for all schools doing this.
|46 weeks 2 hours ago||Same boat||
I am in a similar situation. I usually park in a structure and just walk, but on Saturday and I can't get there until kickoff. It is going to be tight. I am curious about this too. Any advice on a back route? I sometimes wind through North Campus or cut through Kerry Town.
I am wondering if Google maps can help me avoid backups.
Any advice would be much appreciated!!
|46 weeks 3 days ago||kidding||
this is a joke post, right?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||??||
No one is worked up. Maybe your next thread should be "Please post in English"
|47 weeks 1 day ago||and that is why||
I only use stubhub
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
|47 weeks 2 days ago||disgust||
the disgust was over the ban on brining in cushions. He backed off that rule before it was implemented.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
And the wives comment made me laugh..
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. Walking is good.||
Yeah. Walking is good. Imagine trying to get an Uber or taxi from Gracie's at 530
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Gracie's is getting mentioned||
Gracie's is getting mentioned a lot, but that sounds like it will be too packed. Maybe someone can set up an actual tailgate? Or pick a new bar just for MGoBlog.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||oh yeah||
section W8. row 40 something. flying in Thursday and put Friday. thinking a maize shirt will stand out best.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Nordin?||
I feellike you have posted about him before (or someone else did). A couple things:
1. He wouldn't be playing this year.
2. He could very well struggle the same as David appears to be struggling. Wait til he gets on campus.
3. Michigan could still pursue him.
4. Michigan can get someone else next year. Kickers getting courted by top programs usually jump.
5. See Brandon Gibbons.
So, who cares about Nordin?
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Morris||
Sugar Shane takes over as starter by mid year.
|48 weeks 21 hours ago||thank you||
for anonymously demanding excellence! we all forgot that actions speak louder than words.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||ferentz.||
I was just thinking earlier today about how a good year from Ruddock could get Ferentz finally fired l. and, it would cement Harbaugh and concern all other coaches greatly. not that the kid doesn't have enough pressure already.....
|48 weeks 1 day ago||frat bros||
As a generality, I don't care for them. The idea is old and outdated.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||beacause||
maybe because the 11 W writer is making the wrong assumptions?
|48 weeks 6 days ago||W9!!!||
|48 weeks 6 days ago||oh||
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||??||
watching only has to do with the excitement. there are far riskier sports such as Nascar, MMA, etc. that people pack stadiums to watch. I think some people are just soft and scared by nature....
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||sad.||
how long will it be before people let this go? it's not much riskier than other activities. it doesn't increase suicide risk, etc. former nfl players typically live longer, etc. when do people start looking at the facts instead of scary men and over protective parenting?
|49 weeks 6 hours ago||What do you mean? She saw||
What do you mean? She saw him get depressed during his 12 year career and she knows the cause of it? Are you just being obtuse?
|49 weeks 9 hours ago||HIs wife||
His wife knows more about medicine than the data shows? Slow down there, buddy.
|49 weeks 10 hours ago||Sad News||
Eirk had troubles with his father from what I remember. Then, he lost his son while he was in high school. Now this.
Aside from that, some yahoos wlll use this as a reason to attack the game of football even though the suicide rate for former NFL players is lowerer than the general population. Rather than addressing the more important, over-arching issue of mental health help in the US, people ill seek to serve their own agenda. That is really insulting to people with mental health issues like Erik.
|49 weeks 23 hours ago||recruiting||
why choose not to put stock in these classes while knowing overall that recruiting rankings generally reflect talent. hoke got a lot of guys on this team that other big time programs went hard after. it would be foolish to think there isn't enough talent on this team.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||overly defensive much?||
what got you all worked up?
|49 weeks 1 day ago||No. I am fine with it.||
No. I am fine with it.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Alumni association tailgate?||
Anybody have any more info on this than what is in the short blurb about it?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks.||
I may have to try that. Excited about going...!!!!!
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you. What is the name||
Thank you. What is the name of this free public transit to the stadium? Is it a city bus? University bus? Zip line?
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Good point||
This almost assumes Hoke is the coach and the team gets about 8 wins.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Utah?||
So, Utah is the SECOND toughest game on the schedule? It looks like we have an euqal chance of beating PSU on the road as MSU at home. Both near 50/50.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||bravo||
a blue dad joke. nice.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||fad?||
Isn't granite the fad??
|49 weeks 4 days ago||quartz||
granite is porous. Not as durable. Go for the highest quality. Engineered stone.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||tarnish?||
who the hell are you?
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||Duh||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I don't really know anything||
I don't really know anything about frat moms. I think old movies referenced them. I guess I have no opinion. Of course, if it means that frays are either more entitled or privileged than others, then I think we are bound to hear some grousing about it.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||That is the bare minimum||
That is the bare minimum requirements based on something quickly written about the site. I think we can all use better judgment than that.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Anything related to the||
Anything related to the university is relevant to this board? I don't think so. I think it is just those sensational media stories related to the university that you would consider relevant here. Or do you want to see a post for everyone who steals a phone from a dorm room and every MIP issued at a house party? This is here because it is gross and scandalous.