add another item to the pile as to why this was a bad idea
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Meh 6/10 needs chili but||
6/10 needs chili
but really thats disgusting
|19 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Correlation does not imply||
Correlation does not imply causation.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||nvm||
|20 weeks 6 days ago||A different take||
The price at which a stock trades has, or should have, little bearing on how a CEO is perceived with certain exceptions (see Elon Musk). Once a stock prices for an IPO any consideration of how the trading price reflects on a CEO is ill-advised. The trading price is subject to supply and demand and market perception.
In the case of Domino's the $14 IPO price was under the expected price range of $15-17. Why? The company was almost $1 billion dollars in (long term) debt and if everybody knows that you need to make money then you will get low-balled. Simple as that.
Now, does the size of long term debt (the worst kind for a company's stock) reflect on the CEO? Absolutely. Remember though, at that time 65% of Domino's was owned by Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's company) who, at that time, had the power to dictate the direction of a private company. Regardless, the state of Domino's at this time was poor and they needed an injection of capital. That is the biggest indictment on DB.
Is it all on the CEO? Hindsight being 20/20 the answer is no. 2007 saw a beginning to the huge decrease in discretionary spending in the US economy. People were not eating out. Grocery chains then saw their stock prices begin outperform the market in the wake 2008. The fact that the stock price increased after the greatest economic setback of our lifetime does not relfect on the CEO very much. Rather, it speaks to the business acumen of Bain to go public, maintain company with a stable stock price when all others are failing, then take off when the market rebounds.
LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR. I am not a DB supporter but I am a registered stockbroker. This was meant to provide objectivity, not to support Brandon. Does he have a role in the high amount of debt that forced Domino's hand to go public? Maybe, I don't know. Pobably. One thing that is clear is that this scenario as presented is not really an indictment on the ability of Dave Brandon as a CEO.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Gandalf as Dave Brandon and||
Gandalf as Dave Brandon and Bilbo as Michigan Fans
|36 weeks 2 days ago||But who are his 5 Best||
But who are his 5 Best Rappers of all time?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Definately read if you've||
Definately read if you've already started. You miss details, some bigger than others, when you only watch the show. The show sometimes glosses over what the books go into detail about and also necessarily omits some material. The show also details what the books only discuss through third parties. At that point it feels as if the show is offering 'extra' content if you've already read.
While most point to book 4 as the weakest of the series, it is likely due to the fact that some of the most important characters are absent. The fifth book has become Martin's best work in my opinion. It is the most intelligent book in the series offering the most compelling character development and moral challenges. However, this was not apparent on the first read due to the sheer size of the book.
I was actually a little disappointed immediately after book five and it wasn't until closer examination and rereads that I realized how much GRRM had grown since the first few books. I actually consider, between books, reading if for a third time. Its that dense that it continues to reward me. Of course there are a series of essays that I attribute to my greater understanding.
They are located here:
(MAJOR BOOK 5 SPOILERS!! DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK UNLESS YOU WANT BOOK 5 TO BE SPOILED) fair warning
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Great episode. I loved it||
Great episode. I loved it even if it took a bit to long to get here.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||True||
The book doesn't come right out and tell you who did it - the book shows you without telling and yes, it's pretty obvious. He might as well have said the name.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||I would stay away from a||
I would stay away from a "good deal" concerning precious metals unless your not talking about the actual price of the commodity and instead referring to commissions or service charges. The price is the price.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||brought to you by beer||
Bluto: Hey! What's all this negativity stuff? Why are you all still bitching around here?
MGoBlog: Let it go. Season's over, man. OSU is gonna drop the big one.
Me: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when Tacopants missed that block against App. State? Hell no! (...) And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
...the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[runs out of the room alone, comes back]
Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Michigan I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest game of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get embarassed." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Miller, he's a dead man! Shazier, dead! Urban Meyer...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I know hindsight is 20/20 and||
I know hindsight is 20/20 and all but here is my take:
Center your offense around a quick hitting short to intermediate passing game to neutralize the down-hill flowing LBs and pass rush. All manor of TE and slot passes would be the focal point (curls, crossing patters, angle routes, seam routes and even some screens. Use option rushing attack with delay and draw run plays to keep them guessing all the while use double moves with more frequency throughout the game to go for the home run later. Make the LBs cover and take them away from the line of scrimmage. You would have a set of high percentage plays that you liked against both zone and man press to use when you thought appropriate.
I know this is easy to say after the fact but I can't help but think of 2006 when Troy Smith and OSU used some of this to neutralize our pass rush and move the chains. What gets me is that today UM was running downfield passing plays that were the equivalent of five step drops and you saw the results.
Edit: yeah, number 1 from the post above me
|1 year 16 weeks ago||STAEE||
The most.....ok the second most STAEE pic
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Jake Butt||
I think that the short to intermediate range passing game will be key to moving the ball. I thought Butt had a chance for a breakout before the AJ Williams suspension, now I think his blocking will be depended upon and he will get a good bit of playing time.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Have you ever been in a||
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Snowflake? Gardener seems||
Snowflake? Gardener seems likely to return for his last year of eligibility at this point.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||More Pipkins? If one man can||
More Pipkins? If one man can demand a double team then the other lineman have a 1v1 matchup most of the time and we haven't seen that out of this line.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think Henne is a perfect||
I think Henne is a perfect example of this. He showed somewhat surprising speed when he scrambled, which was rare.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm of the mind that Dymonte||
I'm of the mind that Dymonte Thomas will become the starting safety a la Kovacs and Gordon will resume his free safety type position at some point throughout the year. Wilson just hasn't inspired much and that's not a knock on him. Rarely do underclassmen make good safeties. I just think that Thomas is that type of rare player that will demand to see the field.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The Michigan Athletics||
The Michigan Athletics Network = The MAN Channel. While I would be ok with this, something like MGoBlueTV seems more likely if it were going to broadcast womens athletics.
I'll just go back to my sexist hole in the earth.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Considering what I saw out of||
Considering what I saw out of freshman Nelson Agholor last year, USC will be just fine at WR.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||School budget but...||
I refitted a few years ago and love my r7 superquad. It took me half a season to get the weights right but now that I did I can't imagine using anything else. I have the r7 woods to match.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Just last week a man was||
Just last week a man was arrested for masturbating while riding his bike through the diag.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||>implying||
Hand Peppers Furbush
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Never forget.||
Delany's nuts are likely still in Madison.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I think the show will attempt||
I think the show will attempt the unenviable task of combining books 4 and 5 in order to maintain the flow of the realm's events. I can't imagine a season without Danaerys, Jon Snow or anyone else in the north.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Season 4 is best season||
I think that season four will be, from start to finish, the best season yet. Splitting the 3rd book in two seasons has given the show the benefit of showcasing some of the best, most world altering events without having to gloss over too much.
The best battles, the most 'fuck yea' moments, and the 'finally' events happen in the 3rd book. It is also the book were whatever you thought might happen, changes, We got a taste of this with Robb this past episode.
I'm not trying to spoil, but to give some encouragement to those still in shock or angered by this show after what we saw tonight.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I think the Ironborn story||
I think the Ironborn story will/should focus of getting Victarion 'out to sea' if you're picking up what I'm putting down. While still unresolved, him reaching his destination portends to have effects on the storylines of other major characters. Euron is the wildcard, still. I thinks that's vague enough for the non readers.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Yes, I would like some Juju||
Yes, I would like some Juju Smith please. It was just last season that I was complaining about the distinct lack of Frobozz Tamoshanter's on these teams lately. Now with Wilton Speight, Ondre Pipkins, C'sonte York, Mo Ways, and Jabrill Peppers among others, I feel much better about this situation.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Entomology or Etymology?||
At first I was like - iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg
Then I was like - idonotthinkthatmeanswhatyoythinkitmeans.jpg
While voracity is indeed a homonym, entomology is the study of insects and etymology is the study of word origins.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I refuse to shop at Ohio||
I refuse to shop at Ohio-based businesses when given the choice. For instance, I will not go to Kroger (Ohio company) and always shop at Meijer (Michigan Co).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||So many possibilities with this pic||
Woman in pink w/hat: You ain't so bad
African American man: What do jockeys even eat anyway?
Jaw dropped guy: It's not butter. I still cant believe it's not butter
Guy in background with arms raised: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?
'Scream' guy is actually Kevin 23 years later realizing that he left his son Home Alone
Woman in leopard print: I would now have sex with you, little man.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Let us all be reminded of||
Let us all be reminded of what could have been.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yeah, sorry. I didn't want to||
Yeah, sorry. I didn't want to come across as argumentative. Just that the idea did begin as a trilogy and the reason its not being the gardener style writing of Martin.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||"You may be right, I may crazy"||
Whatever it was planned and for how long is besides the point.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||FYI||
Martin has self-described his writing style as a "gardener" who has a point A and a point B and allows the story to be tended to in order not 'railroad' if you catch my drift.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Since the first part of book||
Since the first part of book 5 contains the characters omitted from book 4 I don't believe that D&D will have any trouble maintaining continuity. They have already proven adept at rearranging characters story lines in order to keep the show fluid. There would, however, be a greater focus on certain parts of the realm but we already see dany or Jon or Stannis missing from whole episodes this season so I don't think it will be a problem.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I meant at least 8 games||
I meant at least 8 games
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I'll raise the bar||
I will buy the entire Mgoblogosphere a mojito if they don't win 8 games.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Do yourself a favor and check||
Do yourself a favor and check out nerdwallet.com. You can find a card for exactly what you want.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Love Drummond. Like Monroe||
Love Drummond. Like Monroe and that's it. The 3 spot is meh and as stated The guards they have are not long term solutions. Look I like Burke on the pistons I just think they have front office questions and lack clear direction.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yeah I guess being picked in||
Yeah I guess being picked in the lottery would mean that Burke would still be playing for a lesser team and the pistons don't really have a true point. I see your point but with or without Trey I don't really like Detroit's prospects in the near future so I would rather he go elsewhere.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I guess you would call coach||
I guess you would call coach funk the BAR-tender
|1 year 42 weeks ago||No, please||
I would rather see the pistons get Oladipo, which would be better for all parties involved.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Do you even strategy?||
Everyone knows that land-air-sea is the triumvirate of modern warfare so the real question is: when do we get Air Force?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Who said there were only two?||
While I agree with you and think even posting those acronyms is a bit too far, he hasn't spoiled anything. We should get all we can handle out of this season and however many 'events' take place this season or the next.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I could be wrong but I disagree||
I've noticed that Martin's writing style in this series usually builds to a crescendo with multiple major events taking place at or near the end of each book.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||yeah the last scene was great||
It was a good scene in the books but perfectly executed in the show. When she begins speaking Valaryian, and the look on her face....just fantastic.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I spoiled nothing||
The information is the same whether you read the books or not. The difference is the matter of the point-of-view chapters and from whom the information is passed through. I have been vague on purpose.
To add to the confusion, Martin's approach to writing the subsequent books is....non-linear. Making it difficult even for readers to follow certain characters at times. My whole point is that this is a treat for readers who know better, while non-readers would have never known the difference and it is ultimately a testament to the directors.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||This||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I had to go check and, yes,||
I had to go check and, yes, Theon has zero chapters in the third or fourth books. He is only mentioned in other story lines. Not that he was idle, but this is what I meant by extra content. We don't 'see' this in the books.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yes, it is. He is The Lord of||
Yes, it is. He is The Lord of house Bolton, one of the stronger and more notable houses of the north. Their banner features a flayed man, as in a man whose flesh has been rend from the body. Def one of the darker houses in westeros.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||IIRC Theon disappears from||
IIRC Theon disappears from the books for a period of time after the events of Winterfell and its ruin. What we are being treated to here with regards to his story is what the directors referred to in interviews as "extra content" that was not featured in the books.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||If Louisville wins I at least||
If Louisville wins I at least get a share of my $1700 office pool, if not the whole shebang. While it would be easy call this a win-win scenario....I need the money. Go Cardinals!
|1 year 49 weeks ago||No mention of RJS. Seeing the||
No mention of RJS. Seeing the logjam at the other LB spots I would think he is a preferable backup to Cam over McCray.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||True, but this was written||
True, but this was written over a year ago when the merits of QE3 were being discussed.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Not politics, just fyi||
For anyone interested, here are the articles that started this idea. This was ZeroHedge's jab at the Federal Reserve for seemingly unlimited Quantitative Easing. At least, that was my take.
The first comment on the article made me lol.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||So LSU is the setting of this||
So LSU is the setting of this years John L. Smith annual interim coaching extravaganza? Yeah, that popcorn gif.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Watch the tape||
If you go and watch their highlight vids, I think that you will notice the difference.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Mostly political/economic/finance||
juancole.com (U of M prof)
|2 years 12 weeks ago||NFL related||
I don't have the points to start a new thread but I thought it may be relevant that Jonas Mouton is getting his first regular season game action since joining the league last year. Best of luck to him.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 14 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Cheech & Chong anyone?||
"He is the holder of a PhD, an M.A,, a B.A. and is a BMF besides..."
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Jimmaaay!|
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Yes||
The UFR viewer appears below the video. I have to 'allow' java to run and then a gametracker type app loads below the vid in the pop up window. There you can see scoring by quarter, the play description and then the normal UFR catagories: formation, play, play type, player, yards and defensive formation.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||It was a couple years before||
It was a couple years before my I lost my bluebook cherry.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Sigh...||
Back in my anarchic days I walked on the block M in the Diag on purpose, multiple times.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I totally forgot that you||
I totally forgot that you went all "Sigourney Weaver's Penis" in that post. That's good stuff right therrr. What would Hoke's biggest issue be with that post? Awful4 or "not better than Debord"?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Nice to meet you Henriette||
I now refer to him as Henri, the otter of Eunoia. His vicissitude since 2008 has been nothing short of remarkable. Life is good.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Run Shadowfax...||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Nerd here. I couldn't resist||
The DragonLance Chronicles - Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman (who is a man, not that it matters) Excellent character development as mentioned before. Had a stint on the NYT bestseller list in the 80's. Follows a group of adventurers as they return to meet after searching the realm for answers to the loss of the Gods/Magic/Religion what-have-you. There are three main trilogy's for three different era's and one large book to bridge a gap of time, as well as a wealth of supplemental novels, short stories, gaming systems, etc. Unofficial fan site - http://www.dlnexus.com/products/list.aspx
Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin - Some of the most advanced character development in fantasy. Martin is praised for writing these books only from a characters perspective and features 9-16 POV's for each book. It is a low-magic realm, at least to start but the series is not finished. Heard of GAme of Thrones? Yeah, you heard of it. This is it. Politics, religion, cIass or caste systems, moral ambiguity and warfare are just some of the themes. I personally believe that it will run 8 or 9 books and not be finished until after 2020. This is my personal favorite on this list.
Robert E. Howard (Conan, Soloman Kane, Kull, Cormac MacArt) Howard only wrote a few pieces worthy of being called a novel. He is master of "electric" or 'charged" writing which works much better in short story form and really captures moments well with his powers of description. He has received praise and listed as inspiration by the likes of Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkein, and HP Lovecraft, who was his penpal. If you're interested then start with Conan, who is written as one of the realms greatest warriors who actually has a code of ethics and has been a scout, general, mercenary, king, pirate and more. Conan is a great character and I personally really liked Cormac MacArt, an Irishman who is second mate on a pirate ship (but the No. 1 badass, lol) whose stories focus on the British Isles and the historic supernatural elements found there (druids, witches, sorcerers). Howard is quoted as very much enjoying "rewriting history in the guise of fiction" so you may realize that you are reading a recreation of the Battle of Marathon or the like, but with elements of the supernatural included.
Kurt Vonnegut - Some of the most enjoyable sci-fi writing that I have experienced. He also works better in short stories IMO. His finest collection has to be Welcome to the Monkey House, which is mostly sci-fi (but written in the 50's and 60's so it's not as far out there as it used to be). His stories are full of political and social commentary and 'what if...' scenarios concerning some of society's problems. They are truly enjoyable stories.
I don't read much sci-fi but I have a copy of Frank Herbert's Dune getting dusty on my shelf that I will read someday since it's been praised for decades but that's going to introduce me to many many more books. Larry Niven's Ringworld was recommended to me as a good sci-fi read. Stephen King's attempt at fantasy in The Eyes of the Dragon was great when I was a teenager. Happy hunting!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Don't just remove the bands.||
Don't just remove the bands. Replace them with bands from another cigar to ensure that they will not get confiscated anyway since this does happen if you meet the wrong CBP officer. They know the little tricks. Chances are that you will be fine and your luggage won't be checked but if your gonna go Han Solo then don't give the Jabba's and Fett's of the world any reason to doubt your sincerity, and definately don't dump your cargo at the first sign of an Imperial Starship.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||compare and contrast for yourself||
I was going to write about my experiences with my first credit card with Capital One, but then I remembered what I did when I was in your position. I found this site that compares all major credit cards (and then some) based on your search criteria. Behold, Nerd Wallet:
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I seem to remember Brandon||
I seem to remember Brandon Graham's weight ballooning as well, causing him to work at the 3-tech for a short period. He was also a highly rated 250 lb-ish linebacker from Detroit as a recruit. Not that I hope he turns into that but gaining weight was likely bound to happen.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Parody = should watch||
Any Game of Thrones fan should check out these parodies. There is one for every episode of the show. Old Nan is one of my favorites: " I could tell you a story about two dirty midgets that stole a ring."
Anyone who likes Medieval Times should check out the Michigan Renaissance Festival. I thought the jousting/fighting, food and overall atmosphere were all a notch above the restaurant. Plus you get a nice mix of local and national beers (magic hat and Great Lakes brewing Co.) or mead, if that's your thing. Not a bad way to spend a day and if your already going to do it, might as well go full dork and go to the Renfest.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||10 wins for everyone! I'm mean except UM||
They also did the leaders division.
They're pretty high on the B1G. Wisc, OSU, MSU, and Iowa are all projected to have 10 win seasons. Nebraska and UM at 9 wins and IL and PSU at 7-5. I think that's pretty generous. In fact I'll eat a lemon if OSU wins 10 games.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||<iframe width="420"||
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|2 years 43 weeks ago||blame it on the a - a - a, a - alcohol||
That alcohol cannot be sold on campus is likely a factor as well. This is easily a hundred thousand dollars+ worth of an issue per game.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||So, Ypsituckyboy, you've||
So, Ypsituckyboy, you've never seen the Godfather? Casablanca? Taxi Driver? Anything by Hitchcock? All must see for movie fans. Bogart was pimp-like, check out the Maltese Falcon.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||I think concluding what a||
I think concluding what a player will be next season is setting yourself up to be dissappointed. Michigan basketball under Beilein has been full of surprises both collectively and individually.
When looking at the team as a whole, it was surprising that they made the tournament so early in Beilein's tenure. It was surprising that he was competing in the B1G without the size that everyone assumes is needed in a physical league. He recruiting was a surprise when his targets were steadily climbing the rankings of scouting services, validating his assesments, and again when his signees were among the most highly rated in the country. Finally, nobody predicted a B1G title this past year for UM. Not even diehards.
Individually there have been some great surprises as well. The most pleasant individual surprise was Darius Morris' soph year. After treading water his frosh year he proved one of the best point guards in the country and decided to go pro, both surprises. That THJ was so effective as a frosh was surprising and great but he did have the pedigree. Even more pleasant was the play of Jordan Morgan as a redshirt frosh. I thought that he must have been pretty bad to be 6'8" and 240 and needing a redshirt given UM's lack of size. He certainly hit the ground running. You could also note player development as an added bonus for Beilein as well.
Then you move to this year and hail Trey Burke for obvious reasons but THJ took a surprising step back and Morgan seems to be treading water. Call it a sophmore slump or call it what you want but we expected these two, or THJ at least, to carry the team.
The point to make here is to expect the unexpected. Who will be next years surprise? I don't know but I do expect the Burke-McGary pick and roll to be nearly unstoppable, so maybe if McGary is a sub then I'll be surprised but the surprises that I I've been refering to are the broad assumptions of the fanbase. I wouldn't worry though M fans, they're usually they are of the pleasant variety.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||"You would probably have to||
"You would probably have to sit in the back because his nuts would ride shotgun."
|3 years 2 weeks ago||For Realz?||
Who considers healthy options when ordering fast food? I would have to go with Carl's Jr. myself, but it is regional. Otherwise I would take Sonic anyday over all of the above choices save for Wendy's, sans the chili.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||all your gold poops are belong to us||
'Shiny Poop' won the google image search and led me to this Gold (poop) mine of Brady Hoke's magic. All sorts of golden poop for the photoshop inclined here:
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Parker also has local ties||
Besides being from MI, Parker coached at St. John's catholic school in Ypsilanti (big church near campus, school now closed), EMU and MSU among other B1G schools, which I heard all about from some family members that played for him in HS. He is old school, defensive midwestern football to the core. Sorry to see him go but happy to not have to face him every year.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||MGoRushmore||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I gotta show some love for||
I gotta show some love for Bill Murray in Quick Change, another solid movie made of clown-type substance.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Since I'm here...||
I'm pretty sure that Fickell is Einhorn.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Turner the Burner||
Hopkins in the closest comparison on the roster but I think he looks more like the Falcon's Michael Turner myself, and I love me some Michael Turner. In that vid some of those tacklers bounced off of him like bowling pins and he has some speed as well. My guess is that his early three star ranking is due to him playing against generally less talented teams in division III.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||It will likely be an||
It will likely be an ass-kissing event that plays up his ability to tuck and run (amirite!?!?), evidenced by this gushing quote by Gruden:
"This is a freak of nature," Gruden said. "This guy is really something with the ball in his hands. Terrelle Pryor can run and he can throw and he's a hell of a competitor. You might have to cater your offense, to a degree, towards his strengths, but I think this guy can develop his passing."
|3 years 36 weeks ago||In congruence with||
In congruence with mich_engineer's observations, the OSU position seems that under the current notice of allegations the penalties will not be as severe and certainly not worse than the USC sanctions. In buckeyes view, any new potential violations are not to be piled on as irrefutable even if they fail the eye and nose tests (see: Cam Newton). The debatable issue here is whether or not the additional information that has been made public after the notice of allegations will affect the investigation and its outcome.
As an M fan when I compare our recent history with NCAA investigationsto the current situation this reminds me of a quote from Braveheart - "God tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure you're fucked."
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Since I am going to be taking||
Since I am going to be taking the GRE also I just wanted to thank all those who commented and shared their experiences. This thread has shed some light on the subject and I appreciate your insight.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I drove past Red Rocket||
I drove past Red Rocket Fireworks somewhere in the Carolinas on my last road trip in February. I still get a good chuckle out of that one.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I"ll take 'The Internets Are For...' for $300, Alex||
It certainly could be a coach or staff member since there are plenty of new faces around.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||LSU lost to Auburn, obv||
Lost 17-24 to go 7-1 on the season.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Ray Ray?||
I swear that was Ray Vinopal that got shook for that TD.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I'm thinking that RR was more||
I'm thinking that RR was more of the Bill Callahan than Bob Davie, with Carr's later years being Frank Solich-esque.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Depends||
Outliers are commonly removed from statistical analysis but not typically removed. There is no widely accepted method to remove outliers. Usually they are so far outside the rest of the data that it is considered an error. To remove them just because they are outliers with such a small sample size is, what The Wire taught me is called, juking the stats.
I think the Illinois game is the only consideration in the extreme value vs outlier argument but it's probably extreme value given our offenses propensity to put up yards on anybody.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Woolfolk at S rationale||
Jon Chait sums up the Great Troy Woolfolk Debate, which Brian gave his answer to in the preseason's Five Questions post:
The picture and caption of GERG at queston four is just priceless, btw.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||oakapple||
Call it the Award Tour
|4 years 23 weeks ago||They will always have Rocky||
They will always have Rocky Harvey.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Ah, buckle this||
Love it. Love Spaceballs. I actually thought to myself during the game "He's gone to plaid!".
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I noticed this last night||
I noticed this last night watching that play for the 907th time. He takes on Te'o (who's been slobbered all over by the announcers), drives him back nearly ten yards, pancakes him and also takes out the pursuing DB in the process. Instead of Denard having to beat that DBby himself he has a clear 87-yard path to six. Great block.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||It really depends on how hot||
It really depends on how hot you considered it before the season. IME, shit was hot. After the UConn game it went Lukewarm with a record setting performance. Right now it has gone to Lukecool.
Ask this question in about a month if/when any hammer gets dropped by the NCAA. Then ask again after the season, when his contract will have one year remaining (when you would normally discuss a new contract, no?)
|4 years 24 weeks ago||DRob is a PROBLEM||
Denard Robinson is a PROBLEM t-shirt?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||7-5||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I believe that is a Fuck||
I believe that is a Fuck Lion. I could be wrong.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||"rumor-mongering is what the||
"rumor-mongering is what the internets are for"
Edit: Blue In South Bend beat me to it
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I think any run heavy||
I think any run heavy team(MSU, Wisc) can have some success with play action against UM with all of the inexperience being counted on in the secondary. Having said that, there are two teams that I'm prepared for the worst against with regards to defending their pass heavy offenses: Notre Dame and Indiana.
I actually spent some time earlier today reading an interview with Chris Brown of SmartFootball from NDNation on Brian Kelly's Spread Offense. Floyd will be a monster to defend yet again, it appears.
Indiana's offense passed for 67.9 % (2975 passing, 1405 rushing) of it's yardage last year. Jr. Tandon Doss had 77 rec. for 972 yards (12.5 avg) and 5 TDs as a Soph. and Chappell completed 62% of his passes. They will pass and pass often just like they did last year when they almost beat us at home.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||When looking at the picture||
When looking at the picture on the OP's vid before I press play I can't help but think "Jeff Fahey dowsn't always drink beer, but when he does....he prefers Dos Equis."
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Mike Martin||
Mike Martin and I'll explain why. First off I think that the offense has garnered just enough depth so that any single player can be replaced without too much of a drop-off, including Molk.
I'm also under the belief that Martin is the only player on the DL that can consistently hold his own against most, if not any, O-lineman in the league. I think a line without MM gets consistently pushed off the line by the teams focused on running.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Gotta give him a look at corner||
Of the ten BCS teams on our roster, Illinois is the only team that does not feature a receiver of at least 6'2". Turner has the best size of any corner on our roster. That doesn't necessarly mean that he will be better at covering taller receivers than Woolfolk or Christian, but you would think it probably does. If he's a playmaker he'll find a spot. If he can keep the Tandon Doss types of the world from catching over-the-shoulder-crusher-of-hopes then he can play corner in the Big Ten.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||This was well written and I||
This was well written and I appreciate the analogy in your essay. I found it thought provoking and enlightening. Seriously. I do feel that, in a way, you found a way to condone the self-aggrandizement and lack of business ethics displayed yesterday by putting up a mirrior and telling us to look for the problem here. Telling me that, if I have a problem it's MY problem, doesn't really work for me in those areas.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Webber's size certainly isn't ideal||
I see your point and agree which is why that taller than average keeper (6'9" is about 6 in. over ideal height)) would have to be an athletic specimen, some one so freakishly gifted that he broke the mold. Few big men would have the ability to make low saves and I can think of witnessing few big men more athletic than Webber. I didn't say Juwan Howard or Terry Mills or even a pro like Karl Malone because the just don't compare to the athleticism but thanks for raining on my fantasy soccer parade.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The goons always played stopper or fullback||
Give me Chuck Liddell at stopper and I guaruntee that his thousand yard stare alone saves you some goals.
For UM, something tells me that if you put an athletic 6'9" guy like Chris Webber in goal that nothing is getting past him. You would go low corner on him and his 4-foot leg would easily knock it away when he scissored and he wouldn't even have to dive for the high corner shots.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I believe I read somewhere||
I believe I read somewhere that one of the two Illitch franchises is actually owned by his wife on paper due to one or both the NHL and MLB having restrictions on owning multiple teams. This could play a role in how this all plays out if it's true. It maybe is why the minority role is attractive.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I also did some research a few months ago...||
"Let me tell you what, you're lookin' good! Thirteen starters comin' back. Twenty-two lettermen. Lookin' tough."
UConn returns 16 starters: 4 on the offensive line that produced two 1,000 yard rushers, one of those rushers, and a QB. Sort of. QB Zack Frazer appearred in 8 games last year and was the starter late in the season, though they did employ 3 different QBs last year. A rotation that Spurrier was probably proud of until his team lost to them in the PapaJohn's.com Bowl.
The defense loses both defensive ends, a corner and a safety but there may be more than two spots to fill in the secondary according to the UConn blogs chatter. They also have a LB in Greg Lloyd who, it turns out, is son of former NFL menacing LB of the same name. They aren't on speaking terms. I also found a few blogs for keeping up with the enemy: http://uchuskies.com/ and http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-football/
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Nebraska losesa lot exposure||
Nebraska loses a lot of exposure in Texas but gains some in Ohio, two talent rich states. I expect them to try to get a bigger slice of that Ohio pie for recruiting, especially with Pellini's ties to the state.
This tenses up recruiting just a little in the Big Ten states for now but the Nebraska coaches will be sure to make themselves more familiar to all in the coming years. They do recruit nationally but this will undoutedly be another hand in the cookie jar.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Thanks for the link||
It certainly is Tawaret and it's sort of works but she was primarily a fertility goddess, notice how whe's always pregnant in her statues. This is ironic because apparently children can't be conceived on the island.
This isn't the only interpretation of tawaret so it's not that big of a deal. Re-reading the link of tawaret above it seems perfectly plausible to annoint her as a protector and maybe she was chosen because women can't bear children. Thanks again for the link.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I"ve been looking forward to||
I"ve been looking forward to an explanation of the statue since it was first shown. It certainly resembles a few different Egyptian deities. Here are the pics:
From Lost notice the hippo or crocodile head on a human body and the two Ankhs, one in either hand:
Whether the Lost statue is male or female would probably determine which of the nect two it is supposed to resemble. Now look at these statues of ancient Egyptian deities.
Tawaret (if female)
or some comparisons
Sobek (if male)
With so many different interpretations of the Ancient Egyptian Gods and their meanings (the Egyptian Gods changed roles over the course of the ages) its difficult to read into what it symbolizes for the show. Sobek as a protector seems appropriate. I'm trying to find a picture of the statue from the front to determine whether its male or female. Thoughs?
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Misopogon||
+1 for a generally great post, I enjoyed the Godfather III analogy. -1 for RickRolling, damn you. I mean, that's so 2006 and I think that it's been over a year since that's happened to me so thank you. Thanks for that. +1 for the use of fin because the analogy adds a hint of noir and because it makes me think of kids in the hall.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Glad to see them go||
*Warning: somewhat conjecture filled post*
There was some in-fighting (if you want to call it that) among the coaches this year early in the season. I tend bar at a local establishment and early in the season Mahoney and his wife were in on a weekday and John was basically venting to his wife about what was going on with the team.
Now, I tend to respect privacy but in my situation its hard not to lend an ear being the fan that I am. He was complaining about practice (What are we talking about?) and how poor it was in Nov/Dec. I remember that Jerry's name kept on popping up. The only specific quote that I recall is when Mahoney said "Damn it Jerry, I'm not a defensive coordinator". I won't be able to do recall much more than that but it was clear that the teams early struggles had taken its toll on the assistants and I found this pretty interesting. It certainly made me temper my expectations for the rest of the season.
Now, that may not mean much but when Dunn took a leave of absence I said, "Uh-huh" and just knew it was a bad sign. That, combined with an "incident" that took place during practice in late January that caused Manny's 1 game suspension, pointed to a team in turmoil (most people that I speak with that have ties to the program believe that there was a fight or a punch thrown in practice).
That's what I got and it's not much but it sure seemed like a program that doesn't have all of its ducks in a line (this is the conjecture part. I have no idea how good or poor the team chemistry was this year) so as I said before, glad to see them go and take this for what its worth. This is just the product of prying ears of a curious bartender.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||He actually is 15th all-time||
You'll note that some of the names on this list aren't that inspiring. Considering that some of them only had a few really good years and the fact that McNabb has done it over 13 seasons was the reason I pointed to Manning as being the only player ahead of him to do it over such a length of time.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I don't mind that comparison at all||
A good friend of mine compared Izzo's coaching style in basketball to what is traditionally considered 'mid-western' style football with respect to the philosophies of ball control and playing tough defense and that Izzo will always get his respect even though he hates State.
I since jumped on board with that analogy as it fit with the style of Bball that I enjoyed with the Pistons throughout most of the last decade.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||If McNabb never took another||
If McNabb never took another snap I would say that no, he would or should not be in the HoF. HOWEVA, I do think that after 3-4 more years at a pace similar to what he has done recently that yes, he probably will be inducted.
He is 15th on the all time passer ratings list and the only person ahead of him who has done it as consistently over as much time is Peyton Manning. Even if he retires without a ring his numbers will compare to the likes of Jim Kelly, Warren Moon and Dan Fouts, who are all in the HoF and did not win super bowls.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||We want them to have one of||
We want them to have one of the four worst records in the league. This would give them the best shot at a high draft pick. Worst record gets a 25% chance at the #1 pick, the second, third and fourth worst records all get about a 16% chance. The fifth pick is something like 9.4% and then it trails off sharply after that.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||ime||
Things this movie needs in order not to fail:
-lots of explosions
These are, of course, just the basics. There were also lots of cameos in the old show and I hope they bring back some of the original cast for those roles. If its even a little entertaining I'll be happy.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I fail to see why 1940 is the||
I fail to see why 1940 is the demarcation point. I though you were using the end of single platoon football as the point but that was 1941 (when substitution was allowed freely). Why not do CFB history as a whole or use a date that signifies a change or a leveling of the playing field?
Tater's thoughts on post segregation CFB are as good a start as I can come up with. I was thinking of any of the years that the NCAA began implementing scholarship limits ('73, '78, or '92).
Finally, I certainly appreciate you doing the work for this and have always appreciated your posts since your famous woody hayes explosion on the sackcarr?!?!.com boards. I just thought a little constructive criticism was in order.
|5 years 5 days ago||TIIMMMAAY and others||
Do yourself a favor and go to youtube and search "How to make uTorrent faster". It takes about 10 min and its worth it. Make sure that you use a tutorial for the proper version of uTorrent since features change from version to version, obviously.
Also, for TV torrents none beats eztv.it. For all else you should find a buddy who is a member of a private site like demonoid.com and have him send you an invite. They usually have the best selection of high quality torrents. Otherwise use thepiratebay.org. It's the largest public site. Finally, remember to seed for your fellow .torrent users and don't just delete your file when its done, please.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||I had made up my mind before||
I had made up my mind before the playoffs that the Vikings were the only team that I could see defeating the Saints. The winner of that conference championship would get my vote for super bowl winner.
Besides, if you watched all season you didn't really learn anything new about these teams in those conference games. The Saints routinely put up big first quarter leads and/or scored a gaudy amount of points against far better defenses than the Colts. PHI, NE, and MIA to name a few. This is why I am picking New Orleans to win and they might just win big.
No turnovers by Manning will keep this close. Otherwise, Saints win by two scores.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||FWIW||
A friend of mine who is close to the program and works for the university has said that it's the Broncos who have expressed the most interest so far, fwiw (I know, I know, another one of those guys. If I had a nickel...).
I've always been kind of meh about the Broncos so I don't really care about him playing there either way BUT, opposite a dominant pass rusher in a 3-4 is how I see him having the most success in his career. Watching Woodley in a similar system made me realize that to put him as a down lineman might be wasting some of his considerable athletic talents.
Graham and Dumervil could be like a Woodley/Harrison tandem in a couple years, which I would be just fine with.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Spartacus: Blood and Sand is||
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is probably not worth your time. The preview made it out to be a mix of 300 and Rome the HBO series. I loved both so I was intrigued and when I was able to watch a pre-air of the first episode online I was pretty excited.
I got about 20-25 min into the show when firefox crashed and I didn't bother to reboot. Nothing about the show seemed to be done well. If you're looking for 300 style action you won't find it. If you're looking for a show to sort of pick up where Rome left off it's not here. I got bad acting, worse writing, and poor action. At least there are a lot of pretty people and the ladies do get naked (there was a blond in fur skins that particularly caught my fancy).
If you're like me you'll check it out anyway, but hopefully with tempered expectations.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Shitty haiku for Charles||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||The strength of the DL should||
The strength of the DL should be at the DT position next year. I would think that they would have to find a way to get Campbell on the field in order to force more double teams in the middle with Martin, thereby bolstering what appears to be a somewhat weak pass rush next year.
Sack totals the last 4 years:
Where is the pass rush going to come from in 2010's group? I want to think that Roh can be an impact pass rusher but he has to prove it after only having 2 sacks last year, and this when the guy opposite him was getting a constant double team. It also strains credulity to expect too many 'coverage sacks' with next years secondary expected to be very young.
I think that they are going to have to blitz LB's next year...a lot. This could be a plan that precipitates the Ezeh to DE move but otherwise I think it leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth concerning Ezeh's career.
I don't mean to be a downer, I just don't see this unit being much more effective than last year's. I do see a lot of youth and potential and I just hope a few playmakers emerge.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||nm||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Time to get one of GERG's cronies in here||
Hopson has proven to be more than a competent DC, but as a position coach his players have been weak links. His Michigan bio states:
"Hopson's defensive units led Conference USA in scoring defense each of his three seasons as defensive coordinator. In 2006, the Golden Eagles led C-USA in third down defense and red zone defense. The 2005 defense led the league in turnovers forced per game and led the nation in fumbles gained."
Since GERG is the DC, the head honcho, numero uno, the big cheese, etc., I want him to be able to get 'his guy'and not have to learn a new coaches quirks or have RR choose one for him. With all his experience I'm sure he knows somebody out there who knows how to coach a god damn linebacker. Give your DC some colleagues that he's compatible with.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Better?||
Insurance check AND free demolition? I didn't even have to go Herbstreit.
Really though, I am in no way associated with the business. When trying to find a name that is associated with Ann Arbor, this one seemed right. I do have some very fond memories of street fighter, tekken, mortal combat and $0.25 sodas in that place from the late 90's.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Not so fast, my friend||
From his scout profile: "Ash reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 16 ACT, which he will retake."
I believe this puts him in the area of questionable qualifier. Over signing conspiracy theories live here. CONSPIRACY!!
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Now is the winter of our discontent||
May Rodriguez be this sun of York;
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Lost in Transition||
The Year That Was Lost In Transition
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Embedding is disabled for this vid||
Here is The Birthday Song, which about made me piss my pants.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!||
GO! GO! GO! GO! GOOOOOOO!!!!
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Lou?||
I think that Lou Holtz is wearing bronzer, seriously.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Better defense this year?||
They appear to be about a .500 team, which will get you in the playoffs in the east (we had a losing record last year). They should be a more balanced offensive team just without having to adjust to the play of Iverson but if all they do is take jump shots then they will be easy to defend. I liked seeing all the back door cuts they were able to get last night.
More importantly, they have to avoid the matador defense in the paint that they employed last season. I think having Ben back and the addition of Wilcox will help at least for rebounding, as well as give them more fouls to work with. I think they make the playoffs or fall just short.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||It doesn't seem to make sense||
It doesn't seem to make sense to put up the bars in Ann Arbor but the other parts of MI shouldn't be neglected. I think it's assumed that most people using this list are traveling and that some will need to know where to watch in say, Kalamazoo, Petoskey or Alpena. Those places aren't exactly close enough to just go scalp a ticket.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Baltimore||
There are both MSU and UM fans in this place but it's in tourist-y Mackinaw. After watching a few season openers here on Labor Day weekends, I can attest to the owner's and bartender's allegiances.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I hope he never looks back||
I am still unsure of the Dolphins ability to put him in a position to succeed. I touched on this in the Pennington injury thread, that Miami's offense in its current form doesn't really suit Henne, just epinion.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I'm not sure that the||
I'm not sure that the dolphins offense is suited to Henne's game. He did his best at U-M when he aired it out 30-40 times a game and just seemed to get into a rhythm the more he threw. I don't know if they'll let him do that and it's not like he'll have a go to receiver.
He has a more complete game/arm than Pennington and he could take that job for good if he plays well but I see this as a rough year for them. It'll be interesting to see if they give White or Brown more direct snaps now.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||There's two sides to this||
The Lloyd Carr Technique
You make sure that every 2-4 years you get a sure-fire lockdown corner and let him develop on the job, usually into a stud (this is where I stare at Markus Curry)
You get a few skilled players that are willing to learn every year. Since depth is strong, competition is strong and upperclassmen are at least reliable.
*(by conventional wisdom I mean 'what I learned playing NCAA Football and simulating five times as many games as I played')
Is there an big influx of DBs coming in? So far we have M. Robinson and two meh CBs this year and if you throw in last year it's still just Justin Turner and Thomas Gordon, a former QB. I was under the impression that if Warren leaves we are in deep doo-doo.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Andre Weathers||
Charles Woodson and Andre Weathers with James Whitley as the nickel, I believe.
ShockFX, this goes against the trend you noticed since all members of this secondary played in the NFL, not to mention setting a record for pass defense in the NCAA. Weathers was drafted by the NYG, Whitley replaced Dre Bly as the starter when he left STL for the Lions, Marcus Ray made the Raiders roster for a few years (when they were decent to good) and Tommy Hendricks finally became something other than a practice squad player when he moved to LB for the Dolphins.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Barry Sanders?||
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Considering the alternatives...||
I would rather listen to Valenti/Foster than the Huge show or whatever grade B homer WTKA is rolling out there at that time slot(not a shot at Brian because radio really isn't his thing , I always try to listen to him when he's on). I do have to turn the dial at times due to the ass-hat-ed-ness of Valenti but he is worlds better that Simonson, IME.
Karsh and Anderson, FTW, really.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||lol psychomatt||
You might be able to get it from 360, let's try
|5 years 24 weeks ago||1. We faced the best||
1. We faced the best receivers on our schedule and won. With all the anxiety about our CB depth, this should be somewhat of a relief. The backups will gain valuable experience in the next two games for when they get tested against the spread teams of the big 10 or due to injury.
2. Tate has room for improvement. He missed a number of reads in the running game in the first half. This was corrected in the second quarter, when MINOR RAGE took over. His lack of hand offs (only five to RBs in the first half) badly hurt the time of possession (18:41 to 11:19). Learning this will balance the offense and hopefully lessen the amount of carries he gets, which I think is a little high, IME. Rushing yards should be there for Minor's taking.
3. Ascendance of Happy Michigan-Quarterback Loving God
|5 years 24 weeks ago||More like YouTube's 50||
More like YouTube's 50 greatest hits. Not all of them were really that brutal but a good list, plenty of time to be wasted here. Crable's is #21.
Here is a vid that has Daydrian Taylor's hit ranked as #2 (personal preference?) among a top five. It's the only vid that has the whole play as it develops that I could find. By far the most brutal hit that I have seen live. Both players knocked out. Both didn't see the field the rest of the game, one was done for his career. Just nasty.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||When talking saturation, take||
When talking saturation, take into account that the estimated waiting list for tickets is 10,000 for this year. Since every game sells out anyway I think you can safely add 15k and be able to fill the stands. And if it doesn't work we could always bring in Nickelback for halftime shows(brah?) to fill the seats. As far as parking, as soon as U-M finishes buying the rest of Ann Arbor I don't think that will be a problem.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Let's not forget Thomas||
Let's not forget Thomas Gordon, the former QB from Cass Tech. If he can't beat out a walk-on then this very well might be a long year.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Marlin Jackson played corner||
Marlin Jackson played corner for two years, moved to FS for a year for depth reasons and then moved back to CB for his senior year.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||"Having grown up in Ann Arbor||
"Having grown up in Ann Arbor I was a Michigan fan my whole life."
Except that Matt was like me and grew up in Ypsilanti, played all of his youth sports in Ypsilanti where his parents were very involved until he moved to Ann Arbor to finish high school. Stay true to your roots Matt! Be proud! Ypsilanti is only a dirty word to ignorant people.
EDIT: I get negged for telling the truth, without malice. Nice.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Who is the top 5 blogs of all||
Who is the top 5 blogs of all time?
MGoBlog, MGoBlog, MGoBlog, MGoBlog, and MGoBlog. Brian spits hot fire!!
|5 years 28 weeks ago||He just doesn't look like he has the frame||
to get over the 200 Lb. mark, stay there, and remain as quick as he is.
I've served him at a local restaurant a few times this summer where I tend bar and he doesn't really put away the groceries, either. Not that I am that "stalk-run-to-the-internet-and-tell-all guy" but he eats a fraction of what the other players eat. Anyone who has tried to gain weight knows that getting enough, and the right calories, is crucial
If he does get Barwisized then I think that it will affect his speed/quickness more than anything else (plyometrics) but that extra weight will slow him down, if he can keep it on.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Did she happen to mention that ...||
...his sounds were laid down by the underground?
|5 years 49 weeks ago||What better way to show the||
capitalist scum about the power of The Wolverines than to murder at least one unicorn before every home game? The players could then run through the pools of blood on their way to glory.
Alternatively, in order to cater to your delicate sensibilities we could have a temporary stable full of unicorns at the 50 yard line that would impale the members of Nickelback before the season opener and then the players could run through their blood. Either way, this is a classic post Elno. Well done.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||My personal favorite||
is from the good ol' manbottle library. It says that it's not a vanity plate but it seems too good to be true. Many hours of mine have been wasted on this site.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||When did that happen? I||
When did that happen? I thought they still brought them in on trailers and ran them by generator. The overhead lights that is.
|6 years 1 week ago||Not to be overlooked are||
Vlad, who missed last year due to injury, and Thomas Gordon who is trying to play safety after playing mostly quarterback in high school, mostly.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||So far not one local source...||
has been able to confirm or deny these rumors, which can only mean that nobody really knows.
Sam Webb made a good point this morning that there are three weeks until spring practices start and that we will be likely to know one way or another what is going to happen before then.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Jeff,||
Start with The Wire without a doubt but go and give The Shield a look sooner or later, it's worth it.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Besides Walt Church there was also||
Jason Lamar when I was at Ypsi. He was an All-MAC MLB at Toledo and has been in and out of the league with stints in the CFL. He made the Texans roster last season.
I remember playing basketball against him and his twin brother in the 5th grade school league and just getting destroyed. They were always bigger than just about everybody.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||The question is whether or not this will be Threet's job to lose||
or will RR give Forcier the keys when he shows up on campus? I think that Threet can improve on his 51% completion rate and his 9-7 TD-INT ratio and be one of the better down field passers in the big ten. Of course I thought that Feagin would eventually start, or at least throw a pass, sometime this year.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I keep hearing announcers mention the emphasis in||
the 1-3-1 being on pressuring the passer and if that's true then when the center has the ball in the post I think that it's safe to say the defense has broken down. As far as the corner three's, that's one of the lowest percentage shots in basketball and probably safer than the elbow three's the 2-3 tends to give up.
While our man-2-man D isn't pretty, I think that our players are really limiting what we can be effective at on defense, especially in the post. If Udoh had stayed I would like to believe we would be seeing some 2-3 or 3-2 because of his shot blocking ability.
Given time in the system they should only get better at it. The fact that we're winning games with young players running it should give hope for the future.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||My bad||
I really don't remember him being that hyped. Also, Branch was an Army All-American but a 3* at DT (scout) and a 4* at OL (rivals).
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I read that he's practicing at both positions at the Army game||
It might be possible that he plays both in college but I think that he make a perfect NT. We've seen some good players that had the same size as him in Watson and Branch but neither of them were thought to be as talented as The Otter. It seems a player like him could make the 3-3-5 more effective.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I assume the 3 man front in the 3-3-5 is going to be similar to||
a 3-4 where you have a nose tackle and two bigger DE's who could play both end and tackle, sort of like WVU's Scooter Berry. Looking at the current depth chart at WVU it lists a NT, a DT, and a DE, which is probably your pass-rush type.
MM could play NT or DT, Graham DT or DE, and I've heard Van Bergen can play DE or DT. A guy like Roh could be a DE or a stand up rush-end like Woodley and Harrison, as someone mentioned earlier, and I think of the Otter as a great NT. The personnel will depend on the down and distance of course and once again this set seems to have a lot of flexibility.
With more speed on the field this seems to be a good choice to combat the more explosive offenses in college football today but I imagine it's also easier to recruit for since quality linemen seem a little harder to find.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||I asked that same question||
and The Linebacker was recommended. My buddy mentioned that it was either Rudy's bar or that it's named in his honor. I never ended up going but that was his first choice, fwiw.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Last three were....||
The Kite Runner - Very nice surprise for a book I was hesitant to read
The Bourne Identity - A really good page-turner. Someday I'll finish the series. Much different than the movies.
Eaters of the Dead (13th Warrior) - First Crichton book for me and I liked that it was written as a translated historical document complete with footnotes on the text. This was also different than the movie.
I was going to tackle Atlas Shrugged next but considering its length and the fall semester starting shortly I think I'll save it for winter or next summer break. I I'll give Timeline a shot instead.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||You might also want to try to||
right-click on the screen of the player, click settings, click storage (folder icon), and then move the cursor/bar up to 10mb.
This might help the video to stream faster. It might not if your comp is crap.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||It may just be that Feagin hasn't||
thrown a pass since last fall or spring and is a little rusty. Learning a new system might also cause him to be thinking too much. Remember he was rated as the top athlete in south Florida by the media. Being a 6' QB in the lowest division in the state is why he was ranked so low by the recruiting sites, imo.
To anyone who thinks he can't throw a spiral just go watch his film from last year. Give him time he'll be fine. Rare is the case when a freshman jumps in to start and does a good job. Henne, Bradford from OU, Navarre filling in for Henson etc. are the exceptions not the rule.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||There's a lot to be excited||
There's a lot to be excited about so far in this class. Choosing one just doesn't seem fair so I chose three.
1. Toussaint - I haven't seen a UM running back with moves like that since Biakabatuka. After watching his video I find myself wondering what McGuffie would be like if he had the lateral quicks that Toussaint has.
2. Campbell - We've seen what a dominant DT can do for a defense: Gabe Watson every fourth or fifth play and Branch in '06 were really good. Is it possible that he plays OL? Or both?!?
3. Newsome - Reminds me of what someone once said about Tyrod Taylor from Va Tech "He runs like a gazelle, apparently he throws like one, too." Boy can he run. If he gets that whole throwing thingy down then he'll be a star.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Feagin was awarded as the top player||
in southern Florida. That's quite an honor considering all the talent that comes out of that area.
He also seems to fit the mold of Pat White physically, although looking at his tape he seems to be a much better passer at this point.
White still hasn't found his niche in the pocket while Feagin looked comfortable throwing in the pocket and on the run. After comparing his tape to Beaver's and Newsome's I'd have to say that I'm happy he is the one on campus this fall.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||I think that the better question is||
Jamison(5.5 sacks last year) vs Graham (8.5). Taylor (3.5) looked much less the force last year than he was in '06 with Branch occupying two O-lineman. Maybe after a season of getting used to the double team he will show a little more, not that he was a disappointment.
I think that Graham is the one to watch. At times he looked dominant. Remember when playing passing or spread teams, which was about half the games, Crable played D-end and Graham moved inside. I wonder if he'll play more D-tackle and have Banks or whoever play end.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||New Uni's||First, I know a guy who works in the sports marketing department at U-M and he recently confirmed that those ARE the new road jerseys. Second, it's not that bad. The only difference is the Denver Bronco-styled stripe on the side replaces it. A small addition to the former road jersey.|
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Ever since '91 I've wanted||
Ever since '91 I've wanted another crack at Florida State. That was probabaly the worst game that I've attended and still have vivd memories of Terrell Buckley owning. Other than that:
Georgia - Any of the traditional(ly good) SEC teams would be an interesting OOC game. Georgia just seems like a handsome matchup to me.
West Virginia - For bragging rights. Wouldn't that be something?
a Big 12 team - OU, Texas, or some Nebraska payback would be nice. We don't see these teams too often.