"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||This and the fact that||
This and the fact that Battle's commitment being soft was a poorly kept secret at best.
If a nobody on the internet like me knows that he's still playing the field despite his commitment then surely Beilein and crew know that too.
And this isn't hindsight being 20/20 - the day Battle commited there was chatter about it not being very firm.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, he is supposed to be.||
Yes, he is supposed to be. Perhaps OP didn't take the pic today?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Licensing issue of some sort||
Licensing issue of some sort
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Refs give NW a gift with that||
Refs give NW a gift with that ball off the leg that should have been M's ball.
Spike misses a key FT.
Stupid turnover on an inbounds.
NW can't miss any 3-pt attempt.
Well - let's see what happens in 2OT.
|26 weeks 15 hours ago||You're welcome, kind sir.||
You're welcome, kind sir.
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Brady named MVP per ESPN||
Brady named MVP per ESPN
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Irvin is being asked to||
Irvin is being asked to create his own offense with Walton and Levert out. That's not his strength. Hence the errors, blocks, etc. Yes he needs to improve that part of his game, but don't act surprised when you see the results of today.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Ouch. Can we please score in||
Ouch. Can we please score in OT? Please?
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Warm body||
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||It looked like a clear 3 on||
It looked like a clear 3 on replay
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||OT - love it. Enjoying this||
OT - love it. Enjoying this game too much for it to be over.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Not disagreeing with your||
Not disagreeing with your points but we laughed at MSU last year because of injury excuses. No need for it here either. It is what it is.
|29 weeks 21 hours ago||OP said if Bryant stretch 6||
OP said if Bryant stretch 6 more inches and broke the end zone plane then it's a TD and not incomplete. Michigan248 is just saying that's not correct, and it's still an incomplete pass even if Bryant gets the ball across the plane before it comes loose. I don't know if that is correct (by the rules) but I think that's 248's point which makes your comment not make sense to me.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Berea is less than 1||
Agreed. Berea is less than 1 hour from Lexington.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Haloscan-we here. I've been||
Haloscan-we here. I've been here since 2004, maybe 2005 who can remember anymore.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||"Mattison reportedly cleared||
"Mattison reportedly cleared out his office with authority when Hoke was axed."
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Allow me to put on my "It's Happening" hat for one second||
Let me give a maize-and-blue tinged 3rd option - which I don't find all that far-fetched.
3) There is no specific intent to the leak. No leverage, no message to the fans. Instead, the deal is done*, and has been for some time (maybe days or a week+). People familiar with the deal, probably on Michigan's side, are getting loose lipped because, why not? Deal is done, people are excited and start talking.
* by "done" I mean agreed to in principle, not necessarily signed in blood
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I took Math 417... also||
I took Math 417... also matrix algebra. Not sure the difference to 217 or maybe it was called 417 ten years ago?
Anyway - I found the class not too difficult. But I remember finishing the class and thinking "great, I can do matrix algebra - but I still have no idea what it is or why I'd ever use it".
So... I didn't get much from the class.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I took EECS 280 way back in||
I took EECS 280 way back in 2002.
I got a C in the class.
If my memory is correct there were 6 "projects", 1 mid-term exam, and 1 final exam.
Both my mid-term and final exam scores were at or above 95%. And I still got a C in the class. That tells you the importance of the coding projects.
They are (or were, I'm talking about 12 yrs ago) very time consuming. The auto-grader [shudder] was very unforgiving. I spent more time on EECS 280 that semester than any other class. So... much... debugging....
I ended up in ME.
(For reference my workload that semester was EECS 280, CALC III, Physics II lecture+lab, and 3rd semester Spanish)
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Your words are beautiful.||
Your words are beautiful. Dare I say, Baugh-terful?
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||Works on contingency? No,||
Works on contingency? No, money down!
|39 weeks 6 hours ago||Another Nov.3 birthday here.||
Another Nov.3 birthday here. Happy birthday, Coach.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone on the internet||
Does anyone on the internet do a "look back" and re-rank recruiting classes based on actual performance?
That would be more telling.
Class rankings before they even hit the court are just predictions. Who cares about the predictions (to some extent) - the actual result is what matters.
|44 weeks 22 hours ago||Possibly, I don't know.||
Possibly, I don't know. Regardless - pass/fail or inconclusive - call the timeout instead of using Shane.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Good lip reading. I was||
Good lip reading. I was willing to hear the official story before really getting on Hoke, but after watching again (and again) it's pretty bad. Even if Shane passed his concussion test there is no reason to insert Shane back into the game. Call a timeout. Whether this costs Hoke his job mid-season- we shall see.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be shocked if Hoke loses||
I'll be shocked if Hoke loses his job over this.
I want him gone (because he's not winning football games), but I'll be stunned if he's fired this week.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||I don't want to get in a big||
I don't want to get in a big long debate over it, but something just rings a little disingenuous about this whole "fire Hoke because Shane" uproar.
In general I agree that Hoke mishandled the situation - but let's be honest with ourselves: If Michigan were 5-0 right now there would be nobody calling for Hoke's head over this. We'd be concerned for Shane's health, wonder aloud if Hoke should have pulled him sooner, and move on to the next opponent.
So let's call it what it is: we don't like Hoke because he doesn't win games, and this Shane incident is a convenient excuse to get our pitchfork on.
Again: I AGREE HOKE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN SHANE OUT OF THE GAME. Let's just be clear it's not the main reason we want Hoke gone.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I guess I need to know the||
I guess I need to know the NFL's intention. Are they trying to encourage more teams to go for two? (And not just in late game situations.)
If a 42 yd FG is coverted 83% of the time, then the expected pt value of the XP would be 1 x 0.83 = 0.83 pts.
If a 2-pt conversion is converted 50% of the time (which I think is roughly correct), then the expected pt value of it would be 2 x 0.5 = 1 pt.
As it stands now, the XP and 2-pt conversion have the same expected value of ~1 pt. So risk averse coaches take the safe route and kick the XP. But if coaches are getting a risk premium to go for two - in this case +0.17 pts - then maybe that changes their strategy.
But I just don't think the risk premium of +0.17 pts is enough to change a coach's mind.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Kenpom loves Iowa. I admit||
Kenpom loves Iowa.
I admit that I don't know much (anything) of how Kenpom's system works, but Iowa is #11 and the top ranked B10 team (MSU is #12, Mich is #14).
I expected this game to be closer to a pick-em.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Great question||
Great question. Can any recruitniks chime in?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I agree with you regarding||
I agree with you regarding BTN2GO. The few times I've tried to use it to watch something using the BTN2GO app something always went wrong. The most common problem is the stream would just cut off. So then you have to exit the app, relaunch it, watch another 30 second advertisement for Buick, then get treated to a choppy video stream.
After a few rounds of this I just fire up my Slingbox.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Roku by itself is pretty||
Roku by itself is pretty useless for mainstream sports.
If you want to use Watch ESPN, you'll need a cable subscription (or account+password of a relative/friend). As someone else mentioned, sometimes you'll get lucky and be able to watch a random game for free, but you can't rely on it.
If you want to watch BTN on Roku, I don't know of a solution. There's no channel for it. If you use Apple TV and have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the BTN2GO app and Airplay to the Apple TV. Once again, this requires a cable subscription.
I could be wrong, but I think Watch ESPN blacks out local games that are being broadcast on ABC, but you could always use an antenna to watch those games. (Or subscribe to Aereo if you live in an area where it's supported, like Detroit.)
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Does anyone know if their||
Does anyone know if their last segment is available to listen to?
I'd like to hear what they had to say during their final sign-off.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Hahaha||
"In your face..... In your entire face."
That was great, thanks for pointing that out.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||OT...||
... but watch Dicky V lose his mind at the end of this video. He gets very excited about Michigan.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Crash||
The app crashed for me too when I tried to post a comment.
Nexus 4 w/ 4.2.2 stock unrooted
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I don't think a screaming||
I don't think a screaming coach is necessary to play good defense. These kids are all very competitive and, especially in a rivalry game, don't need any extra motivation.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Re: Izzo||
I thought the same thing as I watched the game. Izzo was on the court, just a few feet from the action. If I were a player I'd be tempted to dribble right at him and plow him over. It'd be hilarious to watch a ref make a confused-looking-blocking-call against Izzo. It's one thing to be barely on the court, but Izzo was too far out there. I'm a little surprised the ref didn't stop play and issue a warning - OK not surprised at all actually. (And it's possible they warned Izzo later I suppose.)
Regardless, the coaches didn't have the players ready last night. Burke proved to me once again that he is an elite player but also some leadership as well. Overall the team played sloppy and indecisive. The coaches didn't have an answer to MSU's perimeter defense. The coaches didn't have an answer to MSU's post play. The players didn't match MSU's hustle to rebounds and loose balls. The players didn't take care of the ball. Complete failure on Michigan's part. MSU was prepared and out-worked Michigan. End of story.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Looks great...||
...and so far works great on my Nexus 4 (read-only of course, like you stated).
Can you start another thread when the update hits the Play Store?
Some things I'd like to see eventually:
Sweet app. Good job.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Flagrant Rules||
According to your link intent is meaningless. Perhaps that's why you put it in quotes, but that wasn't clear to me.
I don't think the contact was severe or extreme, so by my judgement it is not a flagrant 2.
From the NCAA rule book:
What it boils down to is this: a flagrant 1 foul is a personal foul that is excessive or involves swinging elbows above the shoulders (which doesn't apply in this case).
So was Craft's foul excessive? I think yes, but it's still a judgement call.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||tried it...||
... shows promise, but not ready for daily use (as I'm sure you know). I look forward to the stable release.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Theory...||
Brian your "theory" on fouls is actually a hypothesis.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I think he was a 3 star to||
I think he was a 3 star to ESPN
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I'm happy to see things||
I'm happy to see things moving in this direction, but I wouldn't get too excited for this offering. My guess is the initial pricing won't be the huge benefit to consumers that we all want. The content providers will charge Intel a premium that will of course be passed to the consumer. So unless you will subscribe to only a few channels, my guess is the current bundled model will be more cost effective FOR NOW.
But, baby steps and all that, so any progress is great news. Give this new business model time to mature and prices will come down.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||My photoshop skills aren't||
My photoshop skills aren't very good either... just good enough to create these rough mock-ups.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I'm with you. But I couldn't||
I'm with you. But I couldn't let DB and Adidas have all the fun.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Indeed||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I prefer blue numbers w/ yellow trim||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I'm not sure about Miami's||
I'm not sure about Miami's feeling towards Long, but he's certainly well-regarded elsewhere:
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'm no wizard - nay, I'm just||
I'm no wizard - nay, I'm just a man. But those blanks are atrocious (no offense OP).
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Fitzgerald's reaction was||
Fitzgerald's reaction was odd... I can't recall a head coach acting like that unless it's a game-winning play. Assistant coaches, sure. But head coaches are usually more stoic than that.
Add in the fact that he was celebrating a late hit call on his QB... seems like his first reaction should be concern for his QB or anger at a "cheap shot" but instead he's jumping around like he just got an N64 for Christmas.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I love having a 7 ft'er||
I love having a 7 ft'er patrolling the paint.
Bring in Albert White off the bench to play the wing and... damn watch out.
Cool story bro: Talked to Josh Moore at Mr. Stadium one time. Large man.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||If the comments are limited||
If the comments are limited to Bellomy's play on the field (and not overly harsh) then I don't have a problem with it. I'm guessing Lewan and Bellomy feel the same way.
"Bellomy looked terrible on that 3rd down - he stood in the pocket way too long, he's gotta know to get rid of the ball quicker than that." = FINE
"Bellomy is a piece of crap and doesn't deserve to be on this team. He sux!!" = NOT OK
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I agree with you 100%||
I thought both replays resulted in the correct call.
Roundtree: nose of ball hits ground and moves -> Incomplete pass
Smith: Arms appear to be under ball, no replay angle ever shows the ball hitting the ground -> ruling on the field stands. The argument that "no way does the ball do that unless it hits the ground" is dumb. Yes it's possible, and it's not the replay officials place to speculate on it.
If you want to debate it, that's fine. But it's nowhere near "we were robbed" territory and there is no conspiracy here. Both were close calls that, given the video evidence, I think the officials made the correct decisions.
/my humble e-pinion
EDIT: Changed "Gallon" to "Smith"
|2 years 39 weeks ago||He didn't have possession in||
He didn't have possession in this case. If he rolled around more, then yes complete pass and down by rule.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I get your argument regarding||
I get your argument regarding the Roundtree call... But from my experience watching college football, that when the ball moves as much as it did when it touched the ground, it's going to be ruled incomplete more times than not.
Let's face it: if that same play happened to Nebraska, you'd be screaming "Incomplete!" at your TV.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I like it better than the previous...||
... but the "MGOBLOG" font and gradient coloring has always reminded me of the cheesy MS Word WordArt. I'd prefer something a little more clean, but hey it's not my blog and I come here for the content and not the graphics.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Yes||
The starting D-Line was mentioned on the BTN Michigan preview episode.
|3 years 23 hours ago||I think Google+ Hangout has a||
I think Google+ Hangout has a limit of 10 participants
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Link to article on Smith's 60k bonus...||
...is it broken for anyone else too?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Terrence Owens||
Terrence Owens, left-handed QB at Toledo, was drafted by San Diego in the 40th round of the MLB draft. He doesn't play baseball. But the Padres used a late round pick on the chance he might be developed into a pitcher.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Just curious...||
What does "#1 branded" mean? I think I remember hearing something about Michigan must be the highest paid school in the Adidas stable... but from a branding standpoint I see a lot of Notre Dame stuff in the Adidas TV commercials but no Michigan.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Devil's advocate again...||
Who's to say this is a one-off? DB might have other high-profile, neutral site games in mind for the future.
Until DB explains his strategy, it's difficult to judge it against alternative strategies.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I've defended (for lack of a||
I've defended (for lack of a better word) Valenti in the past, because when he's not talking about Michigan I think he's entertaining, but today he was over the top. So Pat Caputo wrote that Michigan has caught up to MSU in basketball... Most Michigan fans, especially those around here, don't think that's true. Sure we're getting closer but one season where we tie them in the B1G does not mean we are their equals. So I don't care that Valenti took exception to Caputo's blog post.
But the contrived anger that he was spouting off was absurd. I can't stand that. Sort of unrelated but it also seems like Valenti has been getting a little cocky on the air regarding his status within the station... almost like he's trying to big time his coworkers. He does it behind the veil of sarcasm but it comes off poorly (in my opinion).
|3 years 21 weeks ago||This is the NCAA||
This is the NCAA we're talking about, so don't expect them to apply any discretion.
But I'm guessing the punishment for such an offense is minimal, if anything. The NCAA doesn't want player recruitments to play out in public over Twitter, and I guess I can't blame them. Recruiting is the wild west as it is.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed.||
Was going to post the same thing but you beat me to it.
Mich was ranked #18 in preseason polls. MSU was unranked (~#26 if you look at the "others receiving votes").
Indiana didn't even receive any votes in the preseason poll, so honestly I'd consider giving it to Crean before Izzo and Beilein.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||And now some sweet sweet IU||
And now some sweet sweet IU vs NCCU action! Super Wednesday!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||At least Minny went down in||
At least Minny went down in style with those sharp bow ties.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Choking on applesauce.||
Choking on applesauce.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||You're right. For some reason||
You're right. For some reason in my head I was assuming MSU/OSU/Mich were 1-1 against each other in both scenarios.
So in the event of all 3 teams at 14-4 at the end of the B10 season (tie-breaker in parenthesis):
MSU loses to OSU: #1 MSU (record vs IU), #2 OSU (record vs Iowa), #3 Mich
MSU loses to non-OSU: #1 MSU (record vs OSU), #2 Mich
EDIT: fixed 2nd scenario... if MSU doesn't lose to OSU then OSU would have 5 losses.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||My interpretation, could be wrong...||
If MSU's loss is to Indiana, then MSU would be the #3 seed due to their record against NW (1 loss compared to no losses for Mich and OSU). OSU would be the #1 seed, Mich #2 (thanks to the Iowa loss).
If MSU's loss is to any other team, MSU is the #1 seed by virtue of tie breaker (0 losses to Indiana, both Mich and OSU have 1 loss). Mich would be the #3 seed (again, thanks to Iowa).
EDIT: this was meant to be a reply to Sambojangles, assuming MSU loses 1 game and OSU/Mich go undefeated down the stretch.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||At first I thought you were||
At first I thought you were arguing that instead of putting all of our scholarship eggs into the Diamond/Reeves/Kozan/Wright/etc. basket we should have filled the spots with some project 3 stars instead (because it's better than nothing).... which OK I'll hear that argument.
Then you lost me when you had expectations that we should have got five 5 stars instead of two. (1) That's a pretty large thing to expect to happen. (2) Hoke & co. went after those 5 star recruits hard and just missed out. What more do you want from the coaching staff?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||gordie bell'd||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||damn, burke trying to win||
damn, burke trying to win this game single-handedly. not smart in that situation
|3 years 27 weeks ago||haha, these guys are||
haha, these guys are ridiculous... 10-10 FG wow
|3 years 27 weeks ago||well... it's Novak||
well... it's Novak
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Novak needs to use his body||
Novak needs to use his body to protect that lay-up
|3 years 27 weeks ago||thank FSM for Novak||
thank FSM for Novak
|3 years 27 weeks ago||what is Stu||
what is Stu doing....
"let's just run into this group of defenders and pick up my dribble..."
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Sake Bombs Depot||
The short-lived Sake Bombs Depot. Anyone remember this gem?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||POSBANG!!!!||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Also me. Happy birthday||
Also me. Happy birthday me and Coach and Cheesmo.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Quite a few Nov. 3 birthdays||
Quite a few Nov. 3 birthdays on the board today (including myself). Happy birthday to us all!
|4 years 4 hours ago||SNL||
Chris Rock (comedian) joined SNL in 1990, so Chris Rock's (football) parents may have known of the celebrity name connection. Either way, Chris Rock (comedian) was not 10 years old when Chris Rock (football) was born. He was in his late 20s.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||the writing has been on the||
the writing has been on the wall for some time. so who's next?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I'm not very knowledable of||
I'm not very knowledable of the management structure of the BCS, but just looking at the outcome the bowl hosts seem to have the better end of the agreement (financially). I'm not sure when the contracts would be up for negotiation, but it certainly wouldn't be unprecedented for one party (in this case the schools) demand renegotiation based on unfairness. Yes I know that the schools only have themselves to blame if they agreed to the terms in the first place but in my opinion it shouldn't stop them from trying to perhaps work something out through arbitration. The whole system feels like a house of cards to some extent anyways... not sustainable if for no other reason than eventually the public outcry will demand changes (at least I hope the public will get sick of stupid meaningless bowl games).
TL;DR: Just because the schools got themselves into this mess doesn't mean there aren't options to fix it... I think they have enough leverage to do so.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I agree||
It seems like the power conferences can/should get together and champion some sort of bowl reform. There's money to be made by both sides (schools and bowl hosts) and the schools should hold enough power to make the financial terms more balanced.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Nice||
A friendly reminder of the one that got away.
But thanks for posting, it's an interesting read.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I interpreted your post as||
I interpreted your post as sarcasm. I guess there's been too many posts similar to yours lately so it's difficult to tell sometimes. No worries :)
|4 years 13 weeks ago||http://i.imgur.com/mnILy.png||
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Link||
Scroll down to see an example of the Michigan helmet with the numbers.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I miss Haloscan because it||
I miss Haloscan because it was more discrete to read at work. And the handlejacking produced humorous results.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||love it||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||double post||
|4 years 20 weeks ago||my favorite so far while||
my favorite so far while browsing:
"...could be the dumbest team in the conference, you can't teach stupid!"
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I'm disappoint in the lack of||
I'm disappoint in the lack of David Bowie in this post, but I'm willing to look the other way this time. THIS TIME.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I know what you mean... I||
I know what you mean... I don't expect them to have the entire mock bracket memorized, but AT LEAST prepare for, oh I don't know, the two teams that are playing in front of their faces.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Timmy Jr. is a flat-out||
Timmy Jr. is a flat-out stud.
Pound the chest!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||co-workers are giving me||
co-workers are giving me weird looks. i've been pumping my fist for the last 10 minutes!
|4 years 21 weeks ago||could the conferences||
could the conferences themselves impose such restrictions? for instance the MAC could require that all schools planning on going to a bowl game must present a reasonable business case or else it cannot accept the bid? this would also create pressure for the bowls to ease up on the ticket/hotel obligations. this might also result in the eventual collapse of some of the lesser bowl games once the financial burden is shifted from the school to the bowl sponsors.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||4* recruit just a week from||
4* recruit just a week from signing day? yes please.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Maybe it will work this time||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||At least it's over?||
Certainly not a big splash but at least I don't have to think about it anymore.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Over at the tigerdroppings||
Over at the tigerdroppings board there is a guy who claims to work at the airport and will try to get pictures when the plane lands.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Be careful||
There was a story about a freelance film maker who got his Google Adsense account terminated (and funds he had earned were revoked) because he violated Google's TOS by encouraging his blog readers to click ads.
I'm not sure what Apple's iAd TOS says, but please be careful, I'd hate to see you lose money over this.
EDIT: link to the story here
|4 years 30 weeks ago||What proof are you talking about?||
Listen I'm not defending a hypothetical Hoke hiring but if DB hires him then how is that "proof" that DB has failed us?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||True||
Didn't think about that. I feel much better now.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Hmmmmm 97.1 is reporting this too
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Only iPhone users||
Makes a lonely mgoblog.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||It's been awhile since I||
It's been awhile since I thought about Gavin. Ugh the memories from that era.
and of course LaVell Blanchard and Jamal Crawford (the only bright spots)
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Orb||
I've accessed ESPN3 on my iPhone using Orb.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Your avatar has me||
Your avatar has me confused... what's your stance on Gerg?
|5 years 5 days ago||Well, I believe the key point||
Well, I believe the key point is that the bottleneck will be the slowest of these two connections:
(1) Home internet upload speed (i.e. the network your slingbox is connected to)
(2) Smartphone data download speed (Verizon in Brian's case)
DSL usually has slow upload speed compared to Comast. I believe U-Verse has 1 Mbps upload (unless you pony up for a premium internet package) and Comcast is 3 Mbps upload (don't quote me on this...).
But, on game day when Verizon's data network will likely be busier than normal, my guess is that the Verizon download speed will be your bottleneck.
Just my experience.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||The song itself is really||
The song itself is really stupid, the cheesy special effects netted a few chuckles.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 20 weeks ago||This was my experience (had||
This was my experience (had to take 3 to get credit for 1 and 2... essentially a 12 credit class). I graduated in 2004. Unless my adviser was wrong, that's how it was back then.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Not working on anything, just||
Not working on anything, just happened to notice that Michigan withdrew from the conference for a period of time and curiosity took over from there. I read your post on the subject at MVictors, it was really great. It provided the background I was looking for. If the Daily has something cooking on this subject then I might sit tight and see what gets published. If I have time I might check out some of the books that have been suggested.
Thanks to everyone for the info.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Perfect||
This is just the kind of explanation I was looking for. Thanks for that link.
Also, it's funny how throughout history the same schools have been mentioned in expansion talks (ND, Rutgers, Texas, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, ...) as are discussed today. (this was mentioned by someone else in this thread too).
Another tidbit I didn't know that I read while researching... the Big Ten wasn't officially called the Big Ten until 1987 (officially it was the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives).
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Wow, nice find. Your internet||
Wow, nice find. Your internet research skills are impressive.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks, I'll check that out.||
Thanks, I'll check that out. I knew there were some historians on this site that could provide some insight.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Leitch vs M Basketball||
Leitch's Deadspin story was so interesting and well-written that it completely distracted me from the Michigan beat-down of Minnesota.
Ebert's Twitter response made me cheer in my head. Great job, Will.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 24 weeks ago||EECS 280||
I thought I liked programming until I took that class.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Why did I listen to that. I||
Why did I listen to that. I knew it would piss me off. But it pissed me off more than I expected.
One thing that stood out to me... he says that it's his job to present facts so fans can make up their minds. He then proceeds to make HUGE assumptions and generalizations that are based on ZERO facts and concludes that Mr. Dorsey is, likely, a criminal. This, to me, is extremely slanderous and downright reckless. Mr. Sharp needs a few days off from work for this, in my opinion.
The only point he made that I thought was valid was about fans needing to take a more objective stance when evaluating the personal conduct of players. I only wish he would follow his own advice.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||nice National Lampoons cover||
nice National Lampoons cover as your avatar
|5 years 31 weeks ago||*GRAMMAR POLICE*||
couldN'T care less
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Justin.tv||
claims it will air it
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Justin.tv||
Check Justin.tv just prior to gametime.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||...twisted and evil||
|5 years 39 weeks ago||FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU||
full size: http://i.imgur.com/E7qnY.jpg
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Great job, Brian.||
This is just what I needed today. Finally, something to smile about. Funny stuff, thanks for the laugh.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Nitpicking...||
Save images as PNG instead of JPEG. You'll keep a small file size with much better image quality/clarity.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Millen and Young||
are really going down on Henne. He's going to need a cigarette.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Trent Dilfer...||
...loves him some Chad Henne.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Haha, that thing was a moon||
Haha, that thing was a moon shot.
It would have travelled over the Jumbotron in Dallas.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||If David Harris had stuffed||
If David Harris had stuffed Ronnie Brown on that TD run, my head would have exploded.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Valenti||
I usually defend him because he's a radio personality PAID to have an opinion and usually it's a little over the top but, well, that's more entertaining than the same opinion everyone has. I'd rather listen to that than some of the other boring personalities at WXYT (I'm looking at you Caputo and Fithian).
What irks me about him though is he will contradict himself (callers often call him out on it, but then he just berates the caller and hangs up on them).
For example, I think it was prior to the ND game, Valenti was arguing that Warren and Cissoko were a top 5 or top 10 cornerback combo IN THE COUNTRY. Today, he's scoffing at people for thinking Cissoko was any good because he had recruiting hype.
Today he was in full-out "anger-Michigan-fan" mode, which is so frustrating to listen to. Best thing to do: switch him off for the day.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||No offense||
We call those "jap plays"
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Entered the game with a 6-3||
Entered the game with a 6-3 score, gave up a 2-run HR, then put another man on before finally closing it out.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I enjoyed reading the game||
I enjoyed reading the game thread over at twinkietown.com
The glimmer of hope after the 2-run HR in the 9th, followed by deep disappointment. Aaaah, feels good.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Bravo||
Weekend at Bernies 2 reference. Wow.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I flipped through it at a||
I flipped through it at a local Barnes and Noble a few weeks back. It was ok, a nice bathroom book (or coffee table book).
|5 years 45 weeks ago||typing error.||
should have been 29.87
instead the person issuing the payment typed a "3" instead of a "." (the "3" is directly above the "." on the numeral pad, seems like an easy mistake to make).
so instead the check was written for 29387 or $29,387.
but yeah, someone should have noticed this.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I don't like the Arrington argument...||
I don't think that punishing a player for violating team rules is consistent with the intent of the NCAA mandatory workout limits.
Lloyd could have simply kicked Arrington off the team, thus revoking his scholarship for violating team rules. Instead, he gave Arrington a choice: run stairs at 6am and MAYBE you will get a second chance.
The intent of the NCAA workout limits is to (1) protect the student-athlete from being overworked such that their academic obligations suffer and (2) keep coaches away in the off-season to maintain a level playing field.
This is just my interpretation of the spirit of the rules and I don't think situations like Arrington's are what the NCAA was trying to regulate when the limits were enacted.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I guess I'm in the minority||
But I thought Jordan was pretty funny.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||e-pinion||
FSU should have ran a quick play on 3rd down with 5 seconds left so they could run another play on 4th down if needed. The previous play only took 4 seconds. Somewhat risky, but rolling out the QB guarantees that it's the last play of the game.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||pro tip||
unplug the modem for 10 seconds, then plug it back in. works 9 out of 10 times.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Better?|
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Nicely done||
|5 years 49 weeks ago||That's no fun||
I was going to hype the pictures and refuse to help the OP view them. You're too nice.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I'm not saying that it's not||
I'm not saying that it's not high praise, because it is, rather there's a difference in Fred claiming that Denard will score touchdowns in practice vs games.
Again, not trying to diminish the praise, I just thought the quote in the OP was slightly misleading.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Douchenozzle||
Urbandictionary.com has several definitions of "douche nozzle" or "douchenozzle".
I'd never heard of it before, but clearly the internets have. But then again, pretty much any combination of two words will result in something on Urban Dictionary.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Agreed.||
And you beat me to it.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||The actual quote from Fred||
Changes the meaning a little bit, FWIW.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Abortion Jokes||
Inappropriate as they may be, I usually laugh.
A: Is it too late for the abortion?
A: If you need me I'll be taking a bath with the toaster.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Interesting read||
Reading about 3 and even 4 reads on a single play really emphasizes how quickly QBs are reacting and the importance of experience to recognize the defense.
Which isn't necessarily encouraging when thinking about a true freshman at QB.
Nonetheless, I'm fired up for this season.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I forgot to DVR it||
Glad to hear I didn't miss out on much.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm sure this wasn't your intent||
but this post feels like a "hey everybody I wrote for the Daily" type of thing...
Anyway, the Daily was good enough to keep me entertained during class and bus rides. I couldn't ask for much more than that.
|6 years 5 days ago||My favorite||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||There was a PDF of some||
There was a PDF of some Wolverine e-magazine that I read a year back or so that had more info about his life now as a plant manager. I'll see if I can dig it up... does anyone know what the name of the e-mag I'm thinking of?
EDIT: Does GoBlueWolverine publish a monthly PDF or something? For some reason that is sticking in my head. I don't have a subscription, but if someone else does and has access to their archives (if it exists) then maybe it can be found there.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I remember not knowing until||
I remember not knowing until I saw Henne warming up prior to kick-off and thinking "holy sh*t, Henne is getting the start". Most people around me in the student section didn't know what was going on. Finally someone privy told me that he overhead that Gutz was "hurt".
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I've seen Wojo and Baligian||
I've seen Wojo and Baligian (sp?) on TV here and there (local news, SportsWorks or something like that).
I'm anxiously waiting the Stoney and Wojo triumphant return to radio (if it happens at all, that is).
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I logged in so I could +1||
I logged in so I could +1 you. Nice work.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Karsch went to MSU? I didn't||
Karsch went to MSU? I didn't know that, if it's true.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I like Karsch too. My||
I like Karsch too. My opinions better align with Karsch than Valenti, but I think Valenti is the better radio host.
To those who said Stoney and Wojo were better than Valenti and Foster - I completely agree. But with WDFN only retaining Matt Shepard for the morning drive show, it's slim pickens.
Someone also mentioned the Chris Meyers show on WDFN... it is terrible in my opinion. There are way too many cooks in that kitchen... they all interrupt each other and yell over each other. Bad radio.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Regarding the rant - he's a||
Regarding the rant - he's a fan and he got emotional about his team. Unfortunately for him (but good for us) he was on the air when he blew off some steam. I like that he's passionate about his team.
Regarding the Corey Smith jokes - Read my earlier comment, it was a mistake but I don't think he's a bad guy who regularly makes fun of the deceased.
Regarding him being the best/worst - to each's own. I know plenty of people who can't stand Valenti. For whatever reason, I find him entertaining. He sometimes tries to get analytical when that's obviously not his strength, but again, I think he's better than the rest of the 97.1 personalities.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Corey Smith||
In defense of Valenti, he was reading a listener's "instant feedback" joke. It was in poor taste, Valenti acknowledged that it was before he read it, and Terry Foster encouraged him to read it anyways. He made a quick decision to read it, it was the wrong decision. But I don't hold anything against him regarding this incident.
I agree that Valenti is the best Detroit sports radio host. I think Karsch is number 2. Sure Valenti can be abrasive at times and his MSU homerism shines through occasionally but for the most part his commentary is pretty good. He at least has some personality, which is more than a lot of the guys at that station can say.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Addicting||
Wow, that little game is very addicting and distracting!
I have the Cap One game on my PC in HD. I've watched it probably 3 or 4 times since the live broadcast. When my girlfriend catches me watching it she thinks I'm an idiot.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Nice, quick read. He seems||
Nice, quick read. He seems humble and ready to work hard.
Although judging by the newspaper clippings in his room, if LSU offered he would be gone tomorrow.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Mark Schlereth||
I had no idea that Mark Schlereth's nickname was "Stink".
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Boundaries||
Like many things in life, you need to understand the boundaries of what is appropriate vs inappropriate. It's probably ok to wish a recruit good luck and give him a "Go Blue!" at the end of your message. It's not ok to leave negative feedback.
Also remember, if you are a season ticket holder you can be considered an athletic booster, and as such the NCAA puts restrictions and the types of communication you can have with prospective recruits.
A safe rule to follow: if you are questioning whether something is appropriate, either don't do it or find out.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||"MGoBrian"||
I'm still trying to figure out if that was intentional.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I bought my copy last year at||
I bought my copy last year at a Barnes and Noble (in Allen Park). I'll probably be checking that same store in the coming weeks for this year's edition.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Solid Verbal||
I'm a big fan of the Solid Verbal podcast. I've missed the last few though (I usually only listen when I have long car rides by myself, which hasn't happened recently) and I had no idea that you were going to be on. I'll definitely check it out first chance I get.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||UNITY!||
*punch to the face*
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Agreed, Grady is an adult and||
Agreed, Grady is an adult and ultimately it's his responsibility to comply with the law (and the court's orders). The only advice he should be taking from anyone is his lawyer, and I don't think a lawyer would fumble something this badly.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||APR||
Does this have any impact on our APR score, either directly or indirectly?
In other words, if he gets kicked off the team but still graduates, there should be no negative effect on the APR? However, if getting booted from the team leads to his saying "eff it" and fails to complete the graduation requirements, then I assume in that case the APR gets dinged (even though he's a senior and would be done anyway...)
|6 years 11 weeks ago||"Paulus picks Syracuse over Green Bay Packers"||
|6 years 12 weeks ago||@Ty I didn't know you posted||
I didn't know you posted here...
I first noticed you over at profootballtalk.com and have since read your blog a few times.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I agree with you that||
I agree with you that Haloscan certainly had its downfalls and limitations, which you summed up nicely. And perhaps I was being too literal when I said I would give my left nut or whatever to get Haloscan back... what I was really trying to convey is that I wanted the community of the Haloscan days back.
I don't know exactly how to say it other than this: it was different back then.
And just so I'm clear, this is in no way Brian's fault. His content is still A++ as far as I'm concerned. I think the root of the problem is the site got way more popular, and with it more riff raff showed up, leading to the perfect storm of cynicism and tempers we see today.
MGoBoard is not the problem, nor is Haloscan the solution.
That is all.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Haloscan is the old||
Haloscan is the old commenting system that was used at MGoBlog when it was still residing at blogspot.com (pre-June '08). If you go to mgoblog.blogspot.com I think you can still browse the old Haloscan comments, but closed to new comments.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||My rambling opinion, please allow me that much.||
I discovered MGoBlog a few years ago. A friend told me about this Michigan fan on the internet who breaks down EVERY SINGLE PLAY of EVERY SINGLE GAME and posts his analysis. The next day I typed "mgoblog" into google and away I went.
Before that day, I spent my time at work checking ESPN, CFN, anything I could get my hands on that might mention Michigan football and provide some analysis. Thinking back on these days it seems so archaic, so inefficient. Yet my ignorance permitted me to accept the status quo and be happy with what I had.
All this changed the day of that google search. I digested each UFR quickly yet carefully, revisiting the play in my mind while reading one man's opinion as to why it was successful or doomed. And charts? Charts.
Haloscan, it had charm didn't it? I wore out my F5 key refreshing that tiny little Haloscan window, perfect for reading incognito at work. Sure there was lots of nonsense going on even back then... who can forget all the namejacking and the ensuing tomfoolery. But it always seemed in good fun. And despite the nonsense, there was always good conversation and content in those comment threads. I miss Haloscan.
And now here we are today, and Brian is asking people to chill out. Nostalgia definitely skews our memory, but dammit I would give my virtual left nut to have those Haloscan days back. I still love the meat and potatoes of MGoBlog as much as I did before, but my affinity for the community has declined drastically.
Hell, maybe once the season is here things will be better. The offseason does crazy things to people.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Actually, I would take the||
Actually, I would take the decommitment for granted and immediately get stressed about impending day of panic.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Henderson...||
I don't recall too many collegiate offensive linemen that also play basketball.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Yeah, it looks like in one of||
Yeah, it looks like in one of the pics you can still see "Shafer" written on the shirt tag:
|6 years 18 weeks ago||game over. 2-0 final||
game over. 2-0 final
|6 years 18 weeks ago||ugh||
shorthanded shot goes off the post.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||sweet||
holding penalty against M. 6:02 to play.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Not sure how nofollow works||
Not sure how nofollow works exactly, but it looks like Brian applied it to the mvictors link in the post. Does that have the intended effect?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Before I answer, what kind of||
Before I answer, what kind of cake?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||7:10 EST?||
A commenter over at UM Hoops has linked to a message board post at the Clemson Scout site that is claiming the game time is 7:10 EST. I have no idea how reliable this is, I haven't seen this anywhere else.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||I'm exhausted||
that game took it out of me. I was rooting for UConn but only because we played them this year so I figured it would help our SOS if UConn won (not that it should matter anymore, but I like to see that strong SOS).
EDIT: I have no idea how SOS actually works, I've never bothered to look it up, I'm just assuming that UConn losing hurts our SOS, even if by just a small amount. Someone feel free to put me in place if I'm wrong.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||That's funny...||
because my girlfriend (who couldn't care less about Michigan basketball and never watches) walked by the TV on Saturday while I was watching the game, glanced at the screen and said "whoa, new shoes huh?"
Of course she also bought me tickets to the NW game earlier in the season for my birthday, so she can stick around.
EDIT: Oh yeah, I liked the shoes too.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||It certainly was in poor||
It certainly was in poor taste. If I repeat it does that make me just as guilty as Valenti? He did seem reluctant to read it and Terry Foster encouraged him a little bit (but I don't think Terry knew what it said prior to Valenti reading it on the air).
I'll leave the punchline up to your imagination, but it was along the lines of "Corey Smith weighed in heavy at 300 lbs, but to be fair it was mostly _____ ______."
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Rivals mods are speculating||
Rivals mods are speculating the same thing, FWIW.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Thomas Gordon is in.||
Thomas Gordon is in.