that makes one of us
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Chris Webber and Juwan Howard||
Chris Webber and Juwan Howard were in my discussion section. At least for the first meeting. lol. Juwan tapped me on the shoulder and asked if he could look at my Michigan Daily. True story, bro.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It was 25 years ago, so don't||
It was 25 years ago, so don't know course numbers, or if they are still even taught...
1. SPORTS AND DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME... we watched and analyzed Sparticus and talked about gladiators.
2. DINOSAURS AND OTHER FAILURES... this was one of those famed "mini-courses." Again, not sure if they still exist.
3. ADVANCED MICROBIOLOGY LAB... our class project was to make beer.
4. FOOD OF THE ANCIENT WORLD... lots of recreated ancient dishes made by us and wine provided by the professor. Honestly, a class based on the premise and eating and drinking like the glutonous ancient Romans. How can you top that?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Why did you have your genome||
Why did you have your genome mapped? Just curious.
(LS&A is a school not a department. Just to be that guy.)
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure I get the||
I'm not sure I get the negative reaction.
In medicine, it's an honor to be given an endowed title.
Plus, this means that his salary is being paid by the proceed of some rich family's donation to the athletic department rather than student tuition or tax dollars.
That works for me.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Might keep and I on this||
Might keep an eye on this guy... seems to be pissed that they are allowing blacks coach the lions.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I'll take that as a "yes."||
I'll take that as a "yes."
And I looked it up. Dungy and his staff won the Super Bowl. I would consider that qualified.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Racist much?||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan Alum, but not a||
Michigan Alum, but not a Michigan Man.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Thought: People have too much||
Thought: People have too much time on their hands.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, the wheels are in||
Oh, the wheels are in motion... the house we just bought has a huge unfished basement (including a toilet, shower, sink, and a door into the backyard).... it's only a matter of time before I disappear.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Where is the "sisterwives"||
Where is the "sisterwives" joke?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I would kill for a||
I would kill for a mancave.
Wait, don't tell my wife I said that.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Sound more like... "let's||
Sound more like... "let's pander to 8 people who need a reason to give us more money."
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Rosenberg still live in Ann||
Rosenberg still live in Ann Arbor... in fact he's my neighbor. He's definitely taller than 5'2".
Please don't ban me.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I was referring to the tone||
I was referring to the more to the tone of your post and the expectation of the subsequent comments than your specific wording, although you changed the tone with your edits.
As someone who's life and career were damaged by a claim that was eventually proven false, I've always been outspoken about any post or thread that speculatively discusses the alleged criminal activity of athletes (or anyone, for that matter, if you remember the mods raking some student over the coals for his alleged inappropriate touching on a gif that they posted from a basketball game last year).
EDIT: See Exhibit A below (currently post #13, 2 posts below).
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Exhibit A.||
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Downvote for assuming the guy||
Downvote for assuming the guy is guilty prior to a conviction.
Maybe he raped her. Maybe they had concesual sex that night. Were any of us there?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||29 Redshirts? I'm curious on||
I'm curious on the math behind Michigan burning 29 redshirts this year... where does that come from?
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, you forgot...You're an||
Oh, you forgot...
You're an asshole for booing.
You're an asshole for judging me for booing.
Even though we are all supporting the same team, this is how far we've devolved. It's becoming hard to stay with this blog, and all of it's assholes.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I think there's no way they||
I think there's no way they decrease season ticket prices, although it will be interesting to see what they do with face value/public ticket prices, and dynamic pricing.
They usually designate 2 or 3 games as "premium games" and charge $20 more per ticket face valuae for those games. I can't imagine any games next year are "premium games."
Similarly, if they let market demand dictate "dynamic" pricing, I don't see any games going above public face value.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||No worries. But I can't help||
No worries. But I can't help with the kitten.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Pediatrician even. Put that||
Pediatrician even. Put that in your pipe, and smoke it.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||You're one of those "have to||
You're one of those "have to have the last word" guys, aren't you?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I am also going to suggest||
I am also going to suggest that real Michigan fans don't judge the voracity of other Michigan fans. WTF?
(see what I did there?)
Sorry to be grouchy, but as a third generation legacy, double-degreed alumnus, 42 year season ticket holder (football plus hockey), and current faculty, having my my fan-ness questioned makes me want to fucking smack someone. Aren't we all on the same side here?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Amen. And thank you.||
Amen. And thank you.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I think you should read my||
I think you should read my post again, or stop twisting to your benefit. I never said I was going to cancel my seats. Considering it? Yes, but so that I can take advantage of what I suspect will be the more affordable option of buying tickets on the secondary market.
So if you think I'm less of a fan because I still plan on going to all of the home games, just not buying the tickets through the athletic department, then so be it.
And no, not because the team is bad... that's merely a factor. Maybe you shouldn't have stopped reading after I begged the question.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Nice. I was merely pointing||
Nice. I was merely pointing out a possible scenario, hoping to generate a thoughtful discussion and hear what other fans think.
But, hey, I can trade personal insults and profanity with the best of them.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||So, what you're saying, is||
So, what you're saying, is the more money I throw at the athletic department, the bigger fan I am?
Makes total sense.
That's pretty insulting to a lot of fans out there. Sure, if I was a millionaire, I wouldn't care how bad the team was, and I would continue to pay whatever asked for tickets, but I'm not. Just a guy with a wife, 2 kids, and an ailing mother who has priorities that may be different than yours.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Too many freaking lawyers on||
Too many freaking lawyers on this board.
(My apologies if I used "freaking" incorrectly.)
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Baaaaaaaah||
Are you a fan, or a sheep?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||You must sit in the endzone.||
You must sit in the endzone.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Dynamic ticket pricing that||
Dynamic ticket pricing that goes in both directions.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I'm really trying to care||
I'm really trying to care about comparisons to other teams right now, but I can't. This ship is sinking.
Developing our own players? Sure. But I can't remember a football season ever where the players (both individually, and as a team) got progressively worse as the season progressed. So unfortunately, now even Hoke's ability to develop players is under a shadow of doubt...
PS: Your post is too long.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Congratulations on your||
Congratulations on your retirement, President Coleman.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||No politics!||
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Rheumatologist Here||
First, this looks legit, although I agree it's hard to believe. Published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Second, I agree with Profwoot, and would take his points one step further. I suspect the pictures are deceiving. I suspect that visually and radiographically this ligament is indistinguishable from other structures that it is physically attached to... joint capsule, LCL, ITB, etc. Yet, when you "dissect out" a structure, you are typically clearing all of those structures away... leaving us with a picture that gives the impression of "why the hell didn't we see that before?"
Surgically, we are talking about the lateral aspect of the knee, which is the least often injured, and, subsequently, least operated on portion of the knee (how many times have you heard of an LCL tear? Exactly.). Plus, it sounds as though this structure is quite deep... (layer III) underlying the ITB insertion, and I can't think of any reason anyone would be cutting the ITB to get underneath it... subsequently, this area would go unexplored in the vast majority of knee surgeries. I Think a better question is why haven't radiologists noticed this on the millions of knee MRIs that have been done? But I suspect the answer is as above... when not dissected out, it's likely to be radiographically indistinguishable from the surrounding structures.
It does strike me as odd that this has made it as far as the lay press, and yet none of the authors or reporters are addressing the obvious question of why this is billed as a new discovery.
And thank you OP, for letting me post something that has nothing to do with th efootball team.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Is it sad that my first||
Is it sad that my first thought on reading this thread is that it should be bumped to the front page because it actually contains a reasonbly thoughtful discussion with actual data?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I won't run wild with what||
I won't run wild with what you said, but I will point out that despite the team's lack of preparation for IU (as perceived by you), Michigan still won.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Couldn't agree more on the||
Couldn't agree more on the keep them comfortable comment... especially when they are little. I took my 2 and half year old son to his first game this year against Central. He wanted to leave by the end of the first quarter because he got so hot that sun screen dripped into his eyes from sweating. Poor guy.
BUT, he still asks if he can go to the stadium with me every week after that and "watch the football players on the green stripe."
PS: How did you know my tickets are in row 87?
|43 weeks 3 days ago||well, they are better than||
well, they are better than Akron
|43 weeks 6 days ago||So you're saying that I can||
So you're saying that I can have my very own blog just by posting the obvious?
|46 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for the Kansas City||
+1 for the Kansas City reference.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure Bosch is||
I'm pretty sure Bosch is going to enroll early.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||I have to say the "snowflake||
I have to say the "snowflake rule," particularly when applied to a game like Akron, only serves to stifle discussion, not to mention page clicks.
I'd love to discuss and read what people have to say about the game, but when there is SO much to discuss, I have no patience to wade through 100s of comments mixed together in one thread.
I can't help but wonder if it would make for a better blog all around if there could be multiple snowflakes... providing focused, digestible chunks of discussion abou tthe game. For example:
Special Team Snowflakes
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I think the concept of a "let||
I think the concept of a "let down game" doesn't just apply to the team.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Although hopefully next||
Although hopefully next season will bring a good opportunity to improve your seats if you are a season ticket holder.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||^^^this too. There is a||
^^^this too. There is a group of guys that we used to tailgate with and who used to sit in the row behind us for at least 15 years. These four guys did not get season tickets this year because they were priced out of the market between the "seat fees" and the ticket prices. And this is just one example in that huge stadium... I think it took it's impact.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmmm... let's see... Since||
Hmmmm... let's see... Since the Delware State game (when Brandon was not even athletic director), Brandon increased ticket prices. Not to mention he scheduled... Akron, which was widely billed to be the worst team in FBS.
Any other questions?
|49 weeks 5 days ago||My "best seats" available for||
My "best seats" available for that game that I got with a ticket pack earlier today was smack in the middle of the endzone. That was a for a pair of tickets.
Draw your own conclusions.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Is penn state any good at||
Is penn state any good at hockey? Trying decide which "non-premium" games to get.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||They spent the money on that||
They spent the money on that kick-ass mirror ball this year.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I'll take Youngstown State||
I'll take Youngstown State ATS... even the Sparty D isn't going to score 3 TDs.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder why they chose OSU||
I wonder why they chose OSU to target with their investigation, and not a football team that people care about, like... hmmm... Alabama?
|50 weeks 1 day ago||The difference here is that||
The difference here is that these women were representing the athletic department of OSU while they were banging the recruits, not just some random campus football groupies. It sounds basically like a university sponsored escort service.
There's still much we don't know... were they paid by OSU? Is there ANY evidence that their supervisors encouraged them to have sex with these guys?
At a minimum it looks really bad. At worst you coul dbe talking about criminal promoting prostitution.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Lasers||
MAybe with their new laser lights on top of the luxury boxes, they could project a yellow line down onto the field for the first down marker.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||The sideline markers||
The sideline markers definitely help with the down, but all the have to help with the distance is that little arrow they place on the turf for a first down marker. From the low seats in the endzone where there is no depth perception, the first down marker is nearly invisible with all the people standing on the sidelines.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||They only started doing this||
They only started doing this when the stats mode was reliably malfunctioning. When the boards first went up, there was always a stats stripe on the side. But I assume they started to go to fullscreen stream to cover up the consistently malfunctioning stats board.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Manziel =/= Manning or Brady||
Manziel =/= Manning or Brady
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be so loaded by then, I||
I'll be so loaded by then, I won't care.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||No. Source?||
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Than where is the official||
Than where is the official person? It's less than 24 hours until kickoff (!)
|1 year 6 days ago||...said the pot to the||
...said the pot to the kettle.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Mimosa. Really. Not that||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Ban anyone who posts a topic||
Ban anyone who posts a topic about what you would do if you ran MGoBlog for a day.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Definitely in the top 5||
Definitely in the top 5 things I miss the most about leaving Kansas City.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Darkhorse should be on that||
Darkhorse should be on that list... hopefuly some day
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Ryan's knows exactly what||
Ryan's knows exactly what happened, and he's looking for the ball which just got absorbed into Miller's torso by the force of Clark's hit.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||It's here! In my pants.||
It's here! In my pants.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||All correct, although I||
All correct, although I believe the psd is only for renewals, not new season ticket holders (I wasn't charged psd, but had to cough up $500 for the opportunity to buy tickets.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||How the heck is the||
How the heck is the "secondary market price" for Indiana more than Nebraska?
Or more than face value for that matter??
|1 year 4 weeks ago||This was at the Phi Rho||
This was at the Phi Rho medical "fraternity" house. He was 25 yr old 4th year medical student. An email went around yesterday afternoon from the Dean with his name, but I see the media isn't using it, so I won't put it here. Prayers for him and his family.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Got through after just over a||
Got through after just over a half an hour on hold. Only "scattered single seats" left for Ohio... didn't have any problem with any other games.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Please elaborate. Which||
Please elaborate. Which packs? How did you find this out?
Been on hold for 23 minutes. Initially told me I was caller 21 in line, but has stopped telling me that info... want to know if I should just bag it and go to work.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I just moved back to Ann||
I just moved back to Ann Arbor 2 weeks ago after 6 years in Kansas City. I like your idea because it seemed like any kind of organized Michigan fan activities were seriously lacking... even during March Madness. Yet, you will see people walking around KC with Michigan gear on... so they are there.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Ugh. I hate it when people||
Ugh. I hate it when people use the word "lock."
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm an alumnus who donated||
I'm an alumnus who donated the minimum $500 this year, and I got tickets. The guy below is right though, the deadline for this year is past. But you will likely have better luck next year given the crap home schedule. So start saving your $500.
(And I'm pretty sure it's 20 points for being an alum)
|1 year 9 weeks ago||If they are trying to profit||
If they are trying to profit on season tickets, they haven't looked at next year's home schedule.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Do we know that there is||
Do we know that there is still a waiting list? I got season tickets this year with a less than average number of priority points. It's possible they cleared the list and still have tickets to offer. It's no small chunk of change in this economy.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The only 1 of that group that||
The only 1 of that group that wasn't actually elected president. Just sayin..
|1 year 10 weeks ago||No how!||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||No, he did not ever get an||
No, he did not ever get an offer.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||He showed much more than||
He showed much more than "questionable interest" in Michigan, as I recall. Regardless, our caoches got the guy they wanted. I'm happy with that.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Does she like football? Then||
Does she like football? Then the answer is clear.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Tell that to Henry Poggi.||
Tell that to Henry Poggi.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Would it be unwise for me to||
Would it be unwise for me to take this post seriously?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Taking my post seriously is||
Taking my post seriously is probably just as unwise.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Thanks for the negs, by the||
Thanks for the negs, by the way. Nice.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The check must have cleared.||
The check must have cleared.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Cool story bro...||
Proud to say that I will be returning to Ann Arbor to work at Mott in July. Sounds cheesey, but it's a dream come true.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Yeah, I think I only had 25||
Yeah, I think I only had 25 points, and I got the letter yesterday, and an email today inviting me to buy tickets.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Excellent. Thanks for the||
Excellent. Thanks for the link! Sorry to clog the board with such a simple question.
Mods feel free to delete.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I'm am too young to have||
I'm am too young to have experienced the olden days that you describe, but it sounds like heaven.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Except for the fact that||
Except for the fact that Lewan owned Clowney in the bowl game.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||...however short that career||
...however short that career may be.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||If the writers on RCMB can||
If the writers on RCMB can write with this much talent, maybe I should check it out after all.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Does reading this make me||
Does reading this make me "educated with drugs?"
Talk about literacy.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||...Fo Life. Fo fo Life.||
...Fo Life. Fo fo Life.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||And just to be clear, it's||
And just to be clear, it's only 1 of 26 analysts on 247 that picked Rutgers, the other 25 picked Michigan.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||appraisal clause||
It is possible to add an appraisal clause to your sale contract that says that the sale of the house is NOT contigent on the appraisal. What this means for the buyer is that they are essentailly agreeing to cover the difference between the sale price and the appraised price with cash.
If you have three full price offers, there's a chance that one of those buyers would be willing to do this. We have been looking for a house in Ann Arbor for months, but the market is like sharks... we used this clause in our contract so that we would have a chance against "all cash" offers which have been blowing us out of the water all month. The last place we offered on had EIGHT offers, four all cash. The Ann Arbor market has exploded.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Thank God. I have been||
Thank God. I have been waiting for this all minute!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I've lived in KC for the last||
I've lived in KC for the last 6 years. Let me know if you need any advice.
Pleased to be moving back to Ann Arbor this summer though!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||LOL.... wut?||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||11Warriors called. They want||
11Warriors called. They want their comment back.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I got even less than that||
I got even less than that from the title of this post. Huh?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Why isn't Notre Dame||
Why isn't Notre Dame included?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think if they moved the||
I think if they moved the student section back around toward the middle of the field like it used to be, the idea of GA might be a little easier to swallow?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Which sole? The left one or||
Which sole? The left one or the right one?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'd rather be #9 than #1...||
I'd rather be #9 than #1... no where to go but down.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||How about a competitive||
How about a competitive football program? Not to mention more exposure in the southern recruiting markets.
Would rather have Vandy than Rutgers any day.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think the greater point is||
I think the greater point is that any large university campus is going to have its share of hot women. The only thing that may vary is the proportion of the female population that's hot from institution to institution. But the relative proportion of attractive women is really only relevant to average Joe's in terms of increasing their chances of "making it" with someone out of their league.
Football players, on the other hand, would seem to have their "pick of the litter" due to their status on campus, and therefore, it is illogical that they would use the relative proportion of hot women on campus as a factor in college choice.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Especially given that they||
Especially given that they both play on offense.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Methinks you have not spent||
Methinks you have not spent much time in Madison.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Per 247, his visits this||
Per 247, his visits this month have included Oregon, USC, ND, and, 2 days ago, Michigan.
Oh, and he was schedule to visit Ohio State in May. So sorry.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||He must have read Monday||
He must have read Monday Recruitin', and figured he better take that TE spot.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||EPA Superfund Site||
Much of that will probably have to go to the environmental clean up of grease at the site of Blimpy's.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Them Up North||
Them Up North
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Guess he didn't have the||
Guess he didn't have the chest for notre dame.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Other support that this was a||
Other support that this was a charge... the definitive call from the ref (already pointed out), and the fact that none of the Syracuse players seemed to object. They all just got up and turned back towards the other end of the court, looking bummed.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Hardaway Jr. was 50/50...||
Hardaway Jr. was 50/50... until he had the sudden realization that his leg could snap at any given moment.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Excellent. Although||
Excellent. Although NSFW.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Trying to decide if I love or||
Trying to decide if I love or hate that one of Mitch's "5 Key Plays" was a made free throw.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Since when do cops post||
Since when do cops post pictures of evidence (with or without their little logo) for all to see?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Maybe we could just rename||
Maybe we could just rename this blog MGoEASports.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||How about a daily EA Sports||
How about a daily EA Sports Cover Open Thread? To go along with the daily BTT seeding projection open thread?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||While I agree and don't mean||
While I agree and don't mean to disrespect the amount of effort here, it could be included in the other post from today about BTT seedings (or even a diary).
|1 year 24 weeks ago||But what about voting for||
But what about voting for Denard for the cover??
|1 year 24 weeks ago||You got an upvote from me||
You got an upvote from me because I've been wondering the same thing.
And you forgot to point out how we are pawns in EA's master marketing scheme.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||How about a link? Hard to||
How about a link? Hard to believe USA Today doesn't have better things to write about... probably happens everyday 100 times over. No, that that makes it right. But it also doesn't reach the threshold of national media coverage.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Despite being a loyal||
Despite being a loyal Michigan fan, I think all votes should be counted. Whichever fan base has the ingenuity, innovation, and motivation to find whatever loopholes there are in the voting system should be rewarded with those votes counting.
Another way of putting it... whichever fan base can outsmart the other in terms of drumming up fake votes should win... this kind of creative thinking should be rewarded, not punished. After all, we're talking about a contest for the cover of a video game that changes frequently, not a new federal budget.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||At the top with MSU per his||
At the top with MSU per his comments.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||No offense, but I wonder if||
No offense, but I wonder if you might include last names for those of us who are interested, but not familiar enough with the team to be on a first name basis? Thanks.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I predict I will take my son||
I predict I will take my son to the museum because it will be less painful to watch.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Whether or not they were||
Whether or not they were fishing for sexual orientation, it is also illegal to ask someone's marital status in a job interview situation.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||There is no doubt about||
There is no doubt about Clowney's talent. The problem I have with all of the attention that he is getting for that hit was that it really didn't involve any special talent. After a missed block, he had a free hit on a RB half his size, and ran him over. Visually spectacular? Yes. Game-changing? Yes. But an example of a play that epitomizes something special about his technique or knowlege of the game? Nope. There are probably 100 D-linemen in NCAA football that would have made the same play in the same circumstance.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The other contradiction about||
The other contradiction about that kind of statement is that typically it's coming from the same kind of fan that is worried that the Big Ten isn't attracting enough talent to compete with SEC. Well, either good players come to the Big Ten and we play against them and have a better conference, or they go elsewhere and the conference continues to try to get out from under the shadow of the SEC. You can't have it both ways.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yummy.||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Buckle. Up.||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I had some witty comment||
I had some witty comment about something early in your post, but then I read the Jose Canseco tweets... and I think my brain has fallen right out of my hanging-open mouth.
Because of the worsening gravity, you know.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||And if he is, you probably||
And if he is, you probably just lost him his job.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Here's the local take,||
Here's the local take, FWIW...
|1 year 27 weeks ago||That makes total sense. And||
That makes total sense. And is a lot harder to elaborate than just saying "medical program."
|1 year 27 weeks ago||...or Ed Martin.||
...or Ed Martin.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||"...and they have a good||
"...and they have a good medical program for me."
It's not infrequent that recruits say something like this, and I'm always curious to understand what they are referring to.
When I was an undergrad, there was no "pre-med" major. Is there now? Or maybe the 'academic support services' that assist the athletes have developed some type of pre-med track?
Yes, Michigan has a great medical school, but that fact has very little impact on you as an undergrad.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||It probably also depends on||
It probably also depends on who is paying for the shirts. postage, etc.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||It is clearly still||
It is clearly still happening. Probably because...
1) Some may still fall for it.
2) I'm sure many realize that it's not genuine, but don't really care. I mean, if Saban said I was their #1 guy, but I knew he was saying that to 3 other guys, I'm not sure I would totally write off Alabama as a possibility.
On the flip side, it is nice to see that it is serving as some type of filter or standard for some recruits. The kids who value honesty, integrity, and transparency... those are kids with the kind of character that one wants (in addition to their physical talent).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Anthony Orr was a top 30 DE||
Anthony Orr was a top 30 DE with 3 stars on both Scout and Rivals with offers from half a dozen SEC schools.
But your point still stands, especially considering he grey-shirted. And Ivory is a great example of under the radar talent... 2 stars, unranked at his position, no BCS offers other than Alabama.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Not much else to say that||
Not much else to say that hasn't been said... I'm also a pediatrician (UM '01), like several posters above. I think getting referrals from friends with kids is the place to start, and then meeting with and interviewing the prosepctive candidates. Unlike what someone said above, as far as I know, we all meet with prospective families for an interview for free.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Word.||
I've always respected the fact that the mod's of this blog will quickly delete or lock any thread regarding rumors or tweets of alleged/speculated/implied/unproven illegal or immoral activity. It's messy stuff that, as tempting as it is, should just be avoided.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I respect that. And just to||
I respect that. And just to be clear, I am not questioning Ace's honesty or integrity here in the slightest. I have no doubt that Ace interviewed this guy, and this guy said what Ace reported that he said. But how do I know this guy is telling the truth? How do I know he isn't embellishing? How do I know he didn't misunderstand his conversation with the girl? How do I know he doesn't have a personal vendetta against the guy with the headband and is determined to smear him in public?
So to me the issue is a sourcing issue. Ace talked to an unidentified guy (at least to us) who talked to an unidentified girl who said that the other guy groped her (maybe, after she thought about it for a bit). To take that kind of information and spin it as, that guy sexually assaulted that girl, and this gif should be turned over to the police.... man, as they say here in Missouri... that gets my back up. (I honestly can't tell if that DPS comment was meant to be funny.)
And then we could go on to debate "grope" vs. "grab" vs. "pat" vs. "incidental contact," which is all a matter of perspective, as proven by the fact that multiple reasonable people on this blog have looked at the same gif and drawn completely different conclusions. But let's not.
All I'm asking is a little more thought when writing about situations like this. My perspective is one of a guy who had his life turned upside down by a false accusation. So when I read this thread and looked at that gif, I bristled at the conclusions getting potentially spun out of control in a morass of hearsay and speculation... this guy with the headband, innocent or not, will forever be labeled on the pervert groper on MGoBlog. And with the level of factual information that we have, that's not fair.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Disagree||
No. We know that some guy (who refuses to even be identified by name) SAYS these two people (who happened to be dressed alike and sitting next to each other) don't know each other. That does not make it FACT. It merely makes it HEARSAY (as pointed out above). To report it as FACT is completely irresponsible. And if completely irresponsible journalism at the risk of someone's reputation (if not more) is your standard, then maybe I need to rethink my participation in this forum.
It strikes me as odd that Rapture Guy brought up Headband Guy completely out of the blue... having nothing to do with the question being asked. Is there more to this interview that we are not privy to?
Not that it matters, because it still boils down to hearsay and speculation.
Your argument is only valid if you have a quote directly from the woman.
PS: Thanks for insulting my intelligence.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||If you consider that a "full||
If you consider that a "full on boob grab," then I feel sorry for your girlfriend.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I've been trying to hold off,||
I've been trying to hold off, but this thread is disturbing and below the usual standards of MGoBlog, where it's not unusual to delete a thread containing speculation of criminal activity. And yet, here we have a respected mod putting forth such speculation on a front page post.
Yes, I read the interview. But the fact is that we don't know the relationship of these two individuals wearing the same overalls and eye stickers while sitting next to each other at a game. I agree that it is creepy at a minimum if they do not know each other.
An alternate explanation? Headband Guy is in the circle of friends with Rapture Guy and Overall Girl (maybe even Overall Girl's BF), and Rapture Guy thought it would be a good joke on his buddy to say in the interview that none of them know who he is.
Bottom Line #1: It's all speculation.
Bottom Line #2: Accusations of sexual assault ruin lives.
Bottom Line #3: There is no place in this blog for this crap.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I was pretty confident about||
I was pretty confident about that one... but then again, I'm not sure how big a deal that would be to "future recruits." Hmmmm.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Pretty sure the Big Ten is||
Pretty sure the Big Ten is already doing that...
|1 year 27 weeks ago||BEER IN THE BIG HOUSE!!!||
BEER IN THE BIG HOUSE!!!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Gardner's Redshirt. Book it.||
Gardner's Redshirt. Book it.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||It strikes me as odd that||
It strikes me as odd that only one recruit thought they would end up at Michigan at the start of their recruiting process.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||And why haven't you??||
And why haven't you??
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But how did he know Maryland||
But how did he know Maryland would join the Big Ten??
|1 year 28 weeks ago||"Toughness" is one word for||
"Toughness" is one word for it.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||"Well we did this 'Circle of||
"Well we did this 'Circle of Trust' thing at Florida, where if you're a top recruit you can smoke pot and stuff without getting in trouble."
Oh man, the timing of that one made me spray Diet Dr. Pepper.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Just glad this BS didn't come||
Just glad this BS didn't come out a few weeks ago...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||That's pretty pessimistic for||
That's pretty pessimistic for a guy who was just saying there's not a tangible difference between recruiting classes a few ranking spots apart.
Although I do appreciate that you're not just another Michigan homer here to spin through your maize colored glasses (like myself).
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Not sure who it was "obvious"||
Not sure who it was "obvious" too. Even most Ohio boards early on were conceding that Ohio's 2013 class might never catch up to Michigan's because of their limited scholarship numbers... which turned out to not be so limited.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The only thing that worries||
The only thing that worries me about Speight's lack of ranking visibility is it's impact on him as a recruiter. I think Morris doesn't get enough credit for helping recruit the 2013 class. Speight is in a similar position, but I kind of cringe when I imagine a potential recruit looking him up after getting a tweet from him and finding that he's a 3-star not even in the top 500 nationally (247), or not even rated (Rivals). Hopefully that will change soon.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||They seem to be giving a lot||
They seem to be giving a lot of credit to our 2013 OL haul. Odd, given that it's unlikely any of them will see the field in 2013... and if they do, I would think that would mean a lower ranking.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ugh. Please post something||
Ugh. Please post something else soon. Really can't stand seeing that guy at the top of my page with every refresh. Again.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||How about "the kids who have||
How about "the kids who have shown the most interest in Michigan early on" instead of "kids most likely to end of at Michigan."
I hate wording that tempts fate.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||That article also says that||
That article also says that Cam Cameron recorded all of Bo's game speeches for 2 years while he was there. Wow, what I wouldn't give to hear all of those!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||It's going to be hard to live||
It's going to be hard to live up to 5-star talent without a supporting cast.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Moderation Scores need to||
Moderation Scores need to have a special level for Herm... "(Score:6 Hermed)"
|1 year 29 weeks ago||What stands out to me is how||
What stands out to me is how poor the recruiting is at the bottom of the Big Ten... especially when you compare it to the bottom of the PAC-12 (or whatever the hell they're called now) and the SEC. I haven't really followed recruiting beyond Michigan before, so I don't know if it's always been that bad for the bottom half of the conference, but it definitely makes one worry about ever catching up to the stature of the SEC.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||<insert obligatory||
<insert obligatory rationalization about the value of star rankings and Hoke & Co's ability to recognized under-rated talent here>
|1 year 29 weeks ago||We can only hope there's||
We can only hope there's still a battle for Webb.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Did you just call me an||
Did you just call me an "older female graduate?"
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Alumnus is male singular.||
Alumnus is male singular. Alumna is female singular. Alumnae is plural female only. Alumni is plural male only, or mixed male and female plural.
(Finally! After all of these years, the 5 semesters of Latin I took for my Classic Arch degree (LSA '94) have paid off.)
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Look at ND's recruiting||
Look at ND's recruiting class. Can they pull from the Midwest because they are located there? Sure. But only 6 of their current 23 recruits are from the Midwest. As opposed to 12 of 24 for Ohio and 22(!) of 27 for Michigan.
I'm not saying we shouldn't worry about their recruiting... we absolutely should, because clearly they are a national draw. Just saying that they don't take as many kids out of the Midwest as you might think.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Why do you assume it was a||
Why do you assume it was a male?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||The internet has been won for||
The internet has been won for today!
We'll see everyone tomorrow. Drive safe.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Good stuff. Don't change a||
Good stuff. Don't change a thing.
Favorite: "In fact, 'one catch' barely overstates the case..."
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Just more evidence of how||
Just more evidence of how solid this whole class is from top to bottom.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Nice tat... but I sure hope||
Nice tat... but I sure hope that iron is turned off.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Makes sense. I'm actually in||
Makes sense. I'm actually in Kansas City, and half this town goes for KU...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Love Beilein's quote...||
“It’s January 27th and not one of you in here can remember who was No. 1 last January 27th.”
(although I hope it was from an interview yesterday. lol)
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Do you mean Lawrence? And you||
Do you mean Lawrence?
And you better get that gear ready... the AP poll should be out shortly.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||And we have some of the||
And we have some of the lowest gas prices in the whole country, thank you.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It's back. Phew.||
It's back. Phew.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||This is what it says on the||
This is what it says on the picture caption for Scout's "announcement,"
"Dymonte Thomas pre-announces Green to U-M"
|1 year 30 weeks ago||But doesn't Ali currently||
But doesn't Ali currently live in Michigan? Hence...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||No, he said "click" mode,||
No, he said "click" mode, with a "c l"
|1 year 30 weeks ago||The 247 thing is a board||
The 247 thing is a board post, not an article. As stated above, it essentially says Alabama is expecting Poggi this weekend, which as several have pointed out above, is no different than any other weekend for the last few weeks.
Lorenz suggests that this potential visit has been cleared by the coaches at their in home visit last week.
Wiltfong talked to one of the assistent coaches going with Poggi's dad this weekend to Alabama who stated "Henry may or may not come with us."
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What does "N/A" mean? I know||
What does "N/A" mean? I know it means not available, but why wouldn't so many player have a high school ranking?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Is this one of those||
Is this one of those have-to-click-the-link-so-you-understand-wtf-the-OP-is-talking-about threads?
EDIT: Posted prior to the multiple edits by the OP.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Had the same thought when I||
Had the same thought when I saw the "somewhere between DI and DII" assessment. Last time I checked, Michigan, Alabama, LSU... you can't get much more DI than that.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Seems hard to consider any||
Seems hard to consider any battle for a 2014 kid won or lost at this point... over a year until NSD. Plus, from what I understand, Ferns didn't have an Ohio offer, and Ward has waivered a bit on his early commit... so I'm not sure we can count those as won head to head battles just yet.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Now I expect the left side of||
Now I expect the left side of the line to play better than I had previously expected.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Did he ever visit Oklahoma||
Did he ever visit Oklahoma and Oklahoma State? Just curious... stopped paying attention to him a while ago.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||WHO CARES. Lewan is coming||
WHO CARES. Lewan is coming back!!!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||(my bad, the Army game) QB||
(my bad, the Army game)
QB Jeremy Johnson was the only Auburn commit at the Army All-American game. They had like 4 or 5 at the UA game.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Tangent||
While thinking about this, I took a peek at Auburn's recruiting class. How is it that they already have 3 players that have signed LOI's?? I see that all three are JUCO types... are there different rules for kids transferring vs. kids coming out of high school?