fair point that
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Re: Denver||
We here in Denver have more marijuana dispensaries than we do Starbucks. Also, our alt-weekly has a weed critic. So there's...stuff... to do here. Don't group us in with Houston, man.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Fair point to the NCAA stuff.||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Well done.||
This would also work quite well as a spray-paint stencil. MGOBANKSY DEMANDS IT.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Re: stem routes||
To add on to that point: Rudoph's "round" routes are intentionally so. Much more so than the traditional route tree, Kelly's receivers transition to soft areas of coverage and explore ways to morph around the D.
Smart Football took a crack at explaining some of this when Kelly was hired: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Deconstructing-The-roots-of-Brian-Kelly-s-geni?urn=ncaaf-202207
|5 years 18 weeks ago||I'll come out now.||
I was the last copyeditor for TSB (Brian can check my email for factchecking purposes), so I lose one of my jobs. Such is the ways of working in Skynet.
FWIW, it was a really cool group of people. Dan Levy and Andy Hutchins were and are funny and kind and damn cool people. Fact, I interviewed Brian for the Michigan Review back in '05 or '06, so it was awesome to get a daily email from him with his post. Brian's posts were for the most part very lightly edited, his initial quality was pretty solid error-free. But we already knew this, didn't we?
And yes, my gig was probably further proof that MGoBloggers are everywhere.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Agree with your hopin'||
But disagree abt wrestling. Carwin's actually as big or slightly bigger than Lesnar, he walks around at about 300 lbs. Also, not a bad wrestler himself.
Two other points: (1) this is probably going to be a quick fight, I think everyone will be surprised if it goes longer than one and a half rounds. (2) for those who don't know, this is Carwin's second job, he's a full time engineer, has his Master's in enviro engineering. So if you're a engineering major or geek who's always wanted an ass-kicking avatar, you know where your loyalty should be.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||BOOO POLITICS BOOO||
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Was at the CU game||
[insert disclaimer about being a lacrosse fan at about a level 2 paladin with not even 12+ wisdom yet]
You nailed it on the lackadaisical nature of the team. There were a number of early moments that were very similar to, in basketball parlance, Guy Makes Basket Then Steals Disinterested Inbound Pass From Other Team To Score 4 Points In 3 Seconds And Kill Other Team's Fanbase. Even as the game progressed, I could sense that there was this attitude of "Hey, what's the big deal, we got the horses to come back," only for it to kick in too late.
Even though we lost, I will say that it was awesome watching the attempt at a comeback. We have serious fire power. Chalk me up in the Not Worrying About Winning Another Champeenship column.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||For a brief moment||
I thought you were wanting to see Jon Chait on the field.
The best part him at QB would be that he would probably also write the best and strongest denunciation of his own performance and defenestrate the coaches for such poor decision making that would make them put a fortysomething political writer in the backfield.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Easy Peasy Lemon Squeasy||
Another one-off of your phrase idea is to just remember the first letter of every word in a line from a song, play, book, poem, movie, &c. For capital letters, just the first word in a line or a sentence should suffice.
So for example:
Looks impossible to remember until you know where it comes from:
|5 years 34 weeks ago||For Duke||
A benchwarmer for the Blue Devils is a family friend, and I've always wanted to say "I've beaten the hell out of a NCAA basketball champion, in foosball."
This is my chance.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Without a doubt||
He will go to the Packers at the 23rd pick as GM Ted Thompson awakens from his drunken stupor to do something of Moderate Acceptability for once. BG will be the OLB in a 3-4 that Kampman never was, and proceed to rip Jay Cutler's head off on a regular basis while bitch-making Adrian Peterson.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Amen||
Surprised it took this long in the thread to mention him. If I'm ever forced to get married, he's running the ceremony. I feel we should all chip in a Rubadeau story to spread the gospel to the MGoBoard. Here's a starter:
Rubadeau: here's how you remember the difference between "who" and "whom." Knock, knock.
Me: Who's there.
Me: Fuck who?
Rubadeau: It's fuck "whom," you moron.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Not to ruin the griping thread||
But to answer the OP's sorta question: as the number of podcasts grows, and as the cheaper/easier/more ubiquitous mp3 players get, and as cars start having greater connectivity to said mp3 players, the closer to extermination local radio will get.
I can fill my entire day with informative and entertaining podcasts with just 15 minutes a night on the iTunes store.
And at the eventual future date when most major metropolitan areas are covered in high-speed broadband coverage, hello internet radio and goodbye terrestrial nincompoops.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Back to the OP's question||
(And while I'm not in the MGoLegal Dept., I am in the MGoJournalist wing so I know a bit about this)
Slander and libel charges have a few hurdles to clear if they are to stick. Also, keep in mind that the burden is on the plaintiff- in my opinion one of the perks of living in a society that protects free speech. Anyway, the hurdles are (roughly) as follows:
1. The statement was made (check)
The problem is this: Drew Sharp is an opinion sports journalist for the Freep. Most every comment he makes he can claim as an opinion statement rather than a reporting statement. If a court found this to be the case (and let's face it, they would), there's really no slander charge to be found.
Slander and libel are really thrown around way too liberally for what our justice system and Constitution provide. Love it or hate it, our governmental policy is designed to protect citizens from willfully malicious communications that harm their ways of life. It doesn't protect us from sniveling assholes who think their only way to protect their dying industry is through controversy and pandering (all the while killing the medium for fellow journalists *coughcoughcough*) making opinionated and cheap comments.
As an aside, I find Sharp's comments even more offensive in the light of the justice system (as opposed to football recruits/sports in general). This is a man who is deliberately ignoring the woeful history of our country's criminal system (especially in relation to minorities) to make a silly and unentertaining talking point. I'm sure at some point in the future there will be a sports-and-justice issue where he is on the other side, and he will take the opportunity to then wield the race stick to berate all who disagree and claim a bereaved status to draw sympathy. I'm sorry Drew: when you say the things you've said in the past few days, you've cast your lot, and it's not with those of us who presume innocence before guilt.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Good conclusion, bad reasoning||
Considering that Northwestern makes close to double what Texas does in television revenue, considering that Texas has less than 2 decades of history with the Big 12, considering that their two rivals (OU and TAMU) can be easily scheduled with room for a Nu-Big 12 conference, and considering that the rest of the U of Texas staff, accountants, research scientists, professors, and grad students would crawl over broken glass to join CIC, they're dominant role in the Big 12 really holds little sway.
That doesn't mean, however, that I think they will come. Growing up in Texas, I've had enough experience with obstreperous blowhard politicians that demonize everything north of the Red River to imagine a scenario where Texas politicians sign some kind of political block to ensure that the Longhorns aren't made to go play in the land of the Yankees.
Trust me: Texas isn't nearly as satisfied with being a big fish in a (relatively) podunk pond. I can say pretty confidently that the members and numbercrunchers of the university would love the Big 10. Other Texans and UT supporters would be initially more skeptical.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Mom?||
When did you get an account?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Songs that came to mind||
- Those moves are straight from The Music Man's "Shipoopi"
EDIT: co-sign the "show tunes rock" comment. I know there's not many musical theater types here in the MGoCommunity, but every single one of the musicals I mention above is amazing, homophobes be damned.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Thank you for your service||
And you, ma'am, are an amazing woman. I thought this was a dude-only forum, and you have asploded that myth. Shame on me.
I wish my mother was as cool as you, and I can only pray that I marry a woman as tolerant as you are of my internet tendencies. As reductionistic as it might sound: double-X-chromosome + understanding of my internetz tendency = marriagebait
Again: thank YOU for your service.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Willing to take the negbanging for this||
But all things with bubbles in them are called Coke. I think it's a Biblical commandment. You can go to Taco Bell and order a Pepsi Coke if you want. On New Year's drink some champagne Coke. I personally like Diet Dr. Pepper Coke, but to each his own, to each his own.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I transferred to UM||
I started out at Pepperdine, which for those who don't know is pretty much right on the beach in Malibu. Even though I do wonder what it would've been like to spend 4 years there, and even though it seems like nearly all UM athletics have been on a near-historic decline since my decision to transfer (came in a few days after the '05 Rose Bowl), no regrets here. Part of the decision was based on sports stuff, but part was the academics and part was the prospect of living in Ann Arbor.
Take it from a Coloradoan that has no geographical loyalty in the BCS conference debate: regardless of how the football teams do, the Big 10 is head-n-shoulders the best conference for college towns.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Senior year||
I lived directly above it, in the room next to the dude that runs it. You could get a contact high just walking into the hallway at 8 am. Almost needless to say: it was awesome.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I'll answer||
Hell yes. And 9 times on each weekend.
I'm a sucker for batshit-insane theatre majors. But that's just me.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I'm here||
for the kittens. I just put up with all the sports talk.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||+1||
For your honesty.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Even if you don't like the Haiti ads||
Why in pluperfect hell would you think to post your discontent in this forum? What's the upside? Were you thinking "maybe I'll find a bunch of people who are irritated by foreign aid AND love Michigan athletics! We can bond over those shared passions!"?
You and quite a few other members need to realize that the MGoBoard is not your personal blog. You want a platform from which you can espouse your enlightened and well-considered opinions? Blogger or Wordpress would love to have you. Otherwise, let's keep the "OT"'s to things that, while perhaps off-topic, have some relevance to the central ethos of this site.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||+1||
Hell yes. Quality position coach > a recruit or two.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I lol'd at West Fuckin Virginia||
But I ROFLMAO'd at the wondering about Krag1N1.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Right In My Wheelhouse||
For the burbon (sic) stricken amongst us, there's some good ones, but I'm going to recommend the Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon for 09. They've done a solid by us, this year having a fruity nose like a muthafucka and a body like Joan Holloway.
Old Rip Van Winkle is an old standby that hasn't disappointed.
And to you under-agers and economical men with a beach volleyball court in your front yard-- Evan Williams tastes quite similar to Jack with about $12 less per 1.75 (Colorado prices). That'll do the trick, IME.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||From the land of Oregon||
Deschutes Brewery has Mirror Mirror, their double batched Mirror Pond Pale Ale. It's technically a barley wine, since they age some of it in oak barrels.
It is just tits.
|6 years 3 days ago||Clarification From Wikipedia*||
"A "STUPIDIST" is someone who subscribes to the Stupidism School, founded in Everytown, USA in the 2000's, which suggested that society was STUPID and that the most appropriate response from the creative class was to engage in a nonlogical sophistry consisting of nonconforming lolcats pictures and applying for admission to schools of higher learning located in the state of Ohio. A Stupidist would most likely subscribe to the idea of The Show Two And A Half Men and propose a greater adherence to the Irrational Firing of A Football Head Coach After Two Years school of hermeneutics."
*God, I wish this was true. And that I was more drunk.
|6 years 3 days ago||Requisite Disclaimer||
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
|6 years 3 days ago||Disagree, sirrah.||
I can't quite recollect the location, but I believe my wife is in Azerbaijan at the moment as the result of a transaction brought about by a recent spat involving an unclosed milk carton, a 100-point decrease in our credit score, and a squabble over garbage duties.
Time-sharing a spouse was the best decision I've made since my prison-gang Pledge week.
|6 years 1 week ago||Wrong||
Andy Reid writes well, does good investigative work, and actually reports on the news.
Mitch Albom is a hack who relies on schmaltz, he has literally mailed-in pre-written columns, and he represents nearly everything pompous and undeservedly arrogant about dead-tree journalism.*
-1 to you, sirrah, and may the tentacles have mercy on your soul.
*For the record, this isn't one of those "only say it online" kind of comments. I've told as much to Mr. Albom, to his face. I've never met Mr. Reid, but I'd do him the same courtesy.
|6 years 1 week ago||456||
That our covert operatives in Red Hot Chili Peppers "ruined" a kick-ass show for Columbus-ites with "The Victors" in their encore.
456(a): RHCP > O.A.R.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||OT||
But Ike and Tina divorced in 1978. For the social science majors amongst us: that was more than 30 years ago*. Do we have an acrimonious and violent and in-the-public-eye relationship in the past three decades we can update this allusion with? I'd hate to think that I'm going to have to explain things like Ike and Tina to my children, which will also require me to explain what "records" were, what "R&B" meant, and how someone could actually overdose on cocaine like Ike**. I'm probably missing an obvious one, but I can't seem to find a more contemporary physically-abusive relationships.
MGoBoard, we can do this.
**Okay, I'm probably alone in this: but I imagine that the future is going to be AWESOME, meaning that we'll have 1)invented a cure to overdosing on cocaine by the time I have kids, 2)made cocaine widely available, including the local school cafeteria.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||As someone pointed out||
The criticism of "your problems will still be here when you sober up, drinking is useless" is worthless. Using the same logic, no one would ever go to the Bahamas for vacation- why bother if your troubles are still going to be there.
No, sir. I'm drinking, not to make the problems go away- I drink to make the problems, at least for a few hours, feel like small foibles that I can snigger at, a snigger that will eventually devolve into sloppy laughter and then tears.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I didn't know that anyone was still a||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||As a man who grew up in the 719||
And with approximately 50 USAFA cadets and grads as family and friends, I can assure you that the code of conduct for the cadets will squelch any quality signs. The men and women of the academy carry themselves with competence, maturity, and dignity, three attributes that we all know are the opposite of funny.
I think it was Muggeridge who said: "Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore."
|6 years 3 weeks ago||You're absolutely right.||
Called my dad, said he'd misspoke to me, that he's met a daughter in law of Millie. He thinks she's the wife one of the sons from the previous marriage to Bo's, if he recalls correctly. I think there were 3 boys? I'm not too clear on the history of Chez Schembechler, so more info would be welcomed and appreciated.
Skynet, your punishment is just and fair and correcting. I'm duly chastened.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Ditto||
I had images of a Steve Gutenberg smack-down. Police Academy 4?! SMACK
|6 years 3 weeks ago||This problem||
was fixed for me when I decided to become a teacher/tutor. All my "coworkers" are my students, so I get to freely say SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU GO TO CU at them as much as I like.
Power trips. Give one a test drive, let me know how it goes.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Tangential Point||
My parents (in Colorado Springs) have met Millie Schembechler, Bo's 2nd wife, several times around town. Even saw her getting a new Mercedes at the local dealership.
Said she's an utterly delightful person, wonderful to talk to.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Goddammit people||
We just spent like 8 or 9 years beating back that synthesizer and drumbeat from the chorus into a brief corner of Japanese game show themes and Korean snack commercials. And now some of our own done gone and fucked up all the hard work.
This is almost as bad as when we abolished the Peruvian flute bands and I almost got eaten by a guinea pig in a pirate costume. Almost.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Me just now.||
*Laconically scrolling through what I was anticipating was another overheated board post. See this*
*Snort, spit half of my 4th gin fizz all over my 24-in Mac and my $4,000 Versace silk kimono*
Me: MY GOD!
*Fulgencio, my Cuban house boy, looking up from his latest Utne Reader, murmurs*
Fulgencio: Something wrong, babe?
*Wiping said gin fizz from my full-but-soft moustache*
Me: Nothing dear. Just surprised to see a bracingly-intelligent comment from a fanboard less than 48 hours after a meltdown. Could you pass me the Shamwow? I seem to have a mess on my hands.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Uhhh||
But the question's "what's six by nine?" So I don't see how that really answers.... ohhh... I see what you did there.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Okay||
I guess I could start a separate thread for this, but I feel that it would match with the current demographics:
Does anyone else find themselves drunkenly pos-or-neg-banging people on MGoBoard? Get enough in me, and I become a drunk King Solomon, offering Thumbs Up and Down to things I'm not actually certain I fully comprehend.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Dearest Sir,||
Are you familiar with the greatest every-once-in-a-while-published publication, Modern Drunkard? Based out here in the Denver metro area, it's, no sugar coat, the greatest thing ever written.
The reason I mention it is because I noticed some shame/sadness at your Solo Drinking. A few hours in the MD's library will quickly disabuse you of such weak emotions.
We Drinkers of Solitude are a proud bunch. There is NO shame in drinking alone, for any reason: a neighbor's having a bar mitzvah for a firstborn that you weren't invited to, your wife is sleeping with the local elementary's crossing guard, we can't seem to find a way to stop Isaiah Williams, your pillow's too fluffy unless you're too drunk to recognize it. They're all good.
Cheer up. I raise my glass of straight lukewarm Smirnoff in your direction.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Outstanding||
This is the kind of communal action I was talking about. Give MGoBloggers enough time, we'll create the Wikipedia of Drinking for Hobos.
No Mad Dog citations, tho. Anyone who's ever actually enjoyed a dinner at the Red Cross (which is all of us, right? RIGHT?) is familiar with that warmth-giving elixir. That's a low bar to clear.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Edit||
It took me posting it to realize that Wednesday's doesn't have Large sized cups for a shaker, Wendy's does.
And I still need more whiskey...
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I don't know||
I'm pretty sure that Bo actually said those last lines as well, but the puritanical historians redacted them.
Okay, it would just be way funnier if that was true.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||BOOOOO||
BOOOOO POLITICS BOOOOOOOO BEN KONOP BOOOOO.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Eww||
Can we please not talk about Maximinus's inability to engage in sleaze in certain positions? THINK OF THE CHILDREN
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Apologies in advance for the Caps Lock abuse||
WOOOOOOOO LIBERTARIAN PHILOSOPHY WOOOOOOOO EFF FIAT MONEY, GOLD STANDARD BITCHEZ WOOOOOOOOO RON PAUL 2008 WOOOOOOO THE WAR ON DRUGS IS IMMORAL WOOOOOOOO
Sorry bout that. I just felt like this part of the internet would be incomplete if we didn't have some hyperventilating unrealistic jingoing nearby.
(don't be offended libertarians: note the avatar- I'm poking fun from inside our survivalist cabin filled with Thomas Paine pamphlets, reprints of Walden's On Civil Disobedience, and World's Smallest Political Quizzes)
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Just a comment||
Really just trying to surf on top of this roiling sea, but can I just say that I really enjoy how quickly, brutally, and comprehensively The Internet can crack down on mistakes? Never ceases to make me giggle.
The second I saw this diary posted, I set up a new tab in Firefox and I've been refreshing regularly in anticipation of the patrollers wrath. Elno FTW. Redundant post about a contentious topic? WHEEEEEEE!
|6 years 5 weeks ago||If I wanted to talk about politics||
I'd go to my usual sites, ICanHasCheezburger.com and AskMen.com. Can someone please kill this post?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||+1||
Well played, Tacopants. Perhaps we can get that clever brain inside a 9-ft invisible body to work: have you ever thought about forgoing your last infinity years of a football scholarship for the Hopwood Award? Good writing is hard to find.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Quick Question||
WHY IS EVERYONE YELLING?
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Brave man||
Posting a personal recipe on Skynet for all competitors to see? Your dedication to the cause is admirable, sir.
Everyone else...what the hell other reason is there for the posbang button than to reward this kind of fruitful behavior?!
+1 the muthafucka!
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Re: Mack Brown||
Yeah, I'm still cheesed off at the jobbing Major Applewhite got from the UT staff. Promises were made to a recruit that shouldn't have ever been uttered.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Mid major watch||
I can understand why you drop TCU three, but it will look foolish later on. Ohio State and USC haven't proven themselves better than TCU with their games this past weekend.
Boise's about right, IME.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||MWC is fine the way it is||
Here in the middle of the MWC, I can say that most people don't think MWC needs to change a thing. They've got 2-3 national quality teams, a couple of respectable middle-of-the-packers (see: Air Force playing tough at Minnesota), and some scrubs. In other words, it's already a BCS-worthy conference. Look at their bowl record as a conference in this decade: 21-15.
Boise's got an incentive to join the MWC, not the other way around.
Also, anyone who's suggesting Utah State join the MWC is huffing something I want in on. Only Utah needs to play them in their rivalry game. No one else cares about them.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||TCU||
The Texas Christians have a killer defense, and winning in Clemson in the rain was damn impressive.
They haven't earned a top-5 spot yet, but they'll be there at the end of the year, and their QB Andy Dalton will be the most impressive ginger in the nation. Joe Cox can suck it.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Great Environment||
UW's celebration siren makes our complaints about RAWK seem minor by comparison. That, combined with the "Woof" chants, combined with the coach getting all jump-around-y with his players on the sideline midgame, all make for a hellish maw of a homefield advantage.
I dig it.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Hephaestus||
Greek blacksmith-god of fire and metallurgy
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Goddammit people||
Why am I seeing only the basic 1 point for this post by Brian? Am I the only one who, regardless of whether he posts awesome stuff or something more meh, give Brian a point out of sheer fuckin gratitude?
Seriously- him, Tim, and TomVH, since they sure as hell aren't getting booted from the board, need to have obscenely high point totals, as almost a "I stand with Lech Walesa" moment of fandom solidarity (minus the Polish-ness for some of us). They deserve it. Can any of us honestly say that we'd do the work they do or put up with MGoBoard shenanigan-ery like these guys do? They're goddammed heroes, so pos-bang them as such.
This is why we can't have nice things.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Let's compromise!||
Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of "Hail To The Victors" from their Columbus show.
I'll also take this moment to ask if anyone on the board has a copy of that song? I'll even pay dollar for it.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||They're also into Journey||
because it's just distant enough to be retro-cool, and there's just enough irony in the synthesizers that everyone can be way into the band without being forced to remember Steve Perry's shitty hair. It's nostalgia without any regret, the provenance of college kids.
That and it was on Laguna Beach, back when half the student body was in their formative years.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Sorry||
I don't have a television. YouTube is taking vids of the incident off the board like it's MLB material. Could someone give the board a 30-second summary? Ideally it would be all the raunchy, crazy, silly, or weird stuff that happened.
I'm sadly serious about this request. I made the move to internet-only a while back, and usually don't care too much about these kerfluffles, but I'm always down for a schadenfreude fest or a popculturelolz.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Well, it's the first time I've ever seen||
Mountain West has the most teams in the top 10. Not saying that that's a bad thing or a good thing. Just different.
- I'm thinking TCU a little high at the moment (more like 18-22 for me)
- I wouldn't have dinged LSU as much as you, however. Seattle is a hell of a place to play, whether pro or collegiate. With any semblance of competency from coaching, a trip to UW will never be anything other than damn difficult.
- As bad as Illinois might be, I'd think Missouri would at least be worthy of a 20's ranking. They were impressive. Or maybe Illinois made them look impressive. Or maybe vice versa. Whatever, it's early season ranking.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I will beat this drum till I die||
Mike Martin is The Juggernaut. Adapt his helmet accordingly.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Please||
Whenever you have your first gallery showing for your work (NY MoMA? Boutique in Ann Arbor? Under a bridge?), please let me cater. I shall bring countless Lunchables and we shall all drink box wine. It will be glorious.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||RichRodlock from the Merchant of Ann Arbor||
Many a time and oft
*We NEED to Michigan-ize the entire Shakespeare library. Like toot-sweet.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Absolutement.||
A possibility I neglected to consider. Even if Messr. Dorrestein is a reserve, it would behoove God Forcier to sweeten his buffers.
2/3's of a kowtow to you, sirrah.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Besides RichRod||
Other things the old blue-hairs don't like:
|6 years 12 weeks ago||GOTT IN HIMMEL||
WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS THREAD?
Not gonna lie though, laughed out loud at the mushroom line.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Pipe down until the trade happens,||
I REALLY don't want to jinx it. Maybe if we don't say anything, neither the Jets nor the Broncos will know just how lopsided this deal is. If the Jets realize how good Harris is/how wacky B-Marsh is they'll pull out of the deal. If the Broncos realize it, they'll find a way to screw it up.
I'm a Bronco fan and UM alum, and the prospect of us dropping Marshall for Harris is, and I use this term with full knowledge, titillating.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I would pay eleventy billion dollars for this comment||
on a t-shirt. White courier font on black, plz.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||My tote bag's current contents:||
- Utne Reader
Top it, mf-ers.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Fair Enough||
I'm an equal opportunity offender. I'll do the others, just to show no animus towards any one religion:
-Brian, Extra MGoBlog-iam nulla salus
-The fansite that is can be cataloged cannot be the true MGoBlog, the enduring and unchanging website
-Briahman Cook, the father of Hiranyagarbha (our creator God Brahma)
-I subscribe to the MGoBlog-ayana Sutras
-Do birds fly? Do fish swim? Does UFR loathe Mike DeBord?
Any other world religions feel left out, holla at me, I'll include you in my MGoBlogology.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||It's been said before...||
But Holy Christ on a Cracker is Mike Martin huge. Can we reconfigure a helmet for him in the style of Juggernaut, one that goes all the way to his shoulder pads?
Do we know what the upper limit of Barwis-ization is? Maybe it's asymptotic, and if he were to train a man for 12 years he would have the physique and NFL-combine numbers of In-the-Flesh Iron Man.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Rawkin It||
I'm doin shots of stripper off a tequila's cleavage.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||You bite your tongue||
Any person of a basic decency and respect for the earth would never wish that level of intrusion and slobbering praise upon anyone.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||New Rule||
I don't even know why you, while drunk on Friday night, are reading Forbes OR MGoBlog, but you aren't allowed to drunk-post a complaint about academic rankings on weekends. Seeing "univeristy", "complile", "Hilldale", and "Brittish" next to "WTF Rankings?!" makes my head asplode, which is unacceptable on a non-football Saturday.
If you would like to post such things on a Sunday night, I would much appreciate it. My Mondays would thank you.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Can I Just Say,||
That I have always thought that if Bo were still alive and a member of the MGoCommunity, he would post topics like this all the time on the board. In fact I think Bo wrote a book about how to "stop the pussification of America."
He'd also have posts like "OT: How To Spot Communists in Your Own PTA", or "Why Corporal Punishment Should Legalized In Hospitals", or "Recruiting California, plus why 'Organic' is fraudulent!!1!".
I guess I'll only have my dreams.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Mixed feelings||
On the one hand, it's totally awes that a chunk of our players are proud enough of their bodies to spend the majority of the time shirtless (I don't recall anyone really flaunting their Gittle-handles, except for Tim Jamison). On the other hand, I can't help but fear for the future, when we have 4 full classes that have had time in the Barwis-Hot Treatment. Are we going to have four score of men non-jiggling their entire summers without shirts? How can we learn to utilize the TE position if we are always re-enacting Hollister photo shoots? If there is one thing Zoolander has taught us, is it not that when men who all think their bodies are hot shit get together, it ends in gas station accidents and horrific third-degree "Walk Off" injuries?
However, if our newfound confidence leads us to be the first team to bring back the late-80's/early-90's Exposed Midriff Jerseys, that would be fantastic. That Eric Bienemy styled stuff was great.
And finally: Gott in Himmel, Mike Martin is starting to take the next step in Barwis's plan, the step where you start to look like a player from N64's NFL Blitz.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||+1||
I gave you a point for "Good heavens". The more this place's dialogue can turn into a 1903 Methodist pot-luck, the closer we are to peace in the Middle East, curing cancer, and a seven year win streak against OSU.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Maxim Is The Greatest Publication Ever||
I don't know why more people, including our leaders in office, don't subscribe. I for one get all my news analysis and stock tips from Stuff, my literary analysis from FHM, and my sports analysis from Details.
I now know that Katy Perry would be the best choice to replace Obama, that the Pussycat Dolls should open their own proto-Hemingway salon, and that Lindsey Lohan is a LOCK to toss 50 TD's in the WAC in '09.
Please don't tell me you disagree, since Caesar's just took my $1000 on the over for December 20th for when President Obama will do his first "Oval Orifice" nude photoshoot.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Not really sports related (some of them)||
But you have to follow:
@TheFatJew - Just strange and funny as hell. My vote for next poet laureate.
@Trelvix - also random, but funny. Very Christopher Walken-y
@BillCorbett and @kwmurphy are from MST3K. Nuff said.
Sports and awesome? Go for @Daniel_Artest, Ron's brother.
For a good list of all athletes, SportsIn140.com is pretty helpful.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Although I'm a bit more||
Although I'm a bit more sanguine to the idea of some music in the stadium than most, I do sympathize with the absolutists in their desire to maintain our distinctive culture. If we get Saliva or We Will Rock You or anything from Andrew W.K., Thar Be Major Suck, so let's never put anything in at all.
That being said, if we could be assured that it would be different music that was either distinctively off-kilter or eccentric, I would hope that could be a better compromise between the Rodriguezite modernists and the Yostraelis. For example, the fact that the raucous Liverpool fans, many without all their teeth or brain cells, tearfully belt out "You'll Never Walk Alone", a song from goddamned Carousel, is delightful.
It also has to be said that if we start piping in pump-up videos during a game (a move I do not support btw), we will beat the everliving shit out of MSU's increasingly dated "This is Sparta!" crap:
Maybe we can get C. Thomas Howell to come out a la Patrick Stewart and direct MMB.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Inspired by the capitalized Him,||
Can we create our own religious community revolving around Brian and our MGoPoints? I like the sound of MGoBlogafarians. Since touched by his UFR-appendage, I've only found solace and spiritual relief in the hallowed halls of the MGoBoard.
Long may Brian reign,
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Appreciate the link,||
but I'm going to save my outrage for something I actually expect to be commendable. Forde is like most WWL writers, paid to fly at the 30,000 foot level and swoop in to write pieces that posture themselves as the gritty insights of a man in the trenches. He of course can't spend the time to know the details of every program he covers, but that doesn't prevent him from acting like he just spent the past 365 days as a fly on RR's office wall. If you were expecting anything but this kind of piece, I'll suggest you haven't spent enough time on ESPN.com (not that I would blame you).
Can we now talk about the fact that Adam Rittenburg looks like Rod, the gay Republican puppet from Avenue Q?
|6 years 17 weeks ago||This is the land of no consequences||
Who needs tempered optimism? This is the Internet. We need higher hopes and more App. St.-esque soul-crushing disappointments. Let the irrational exuberance flow like the blood in the Barwis Sand Pits.
Me? I like us to go 18-0, capped off by a revenge game against that traiterous bastard Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. We'll teach him, leaving us for "the draft".
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Can we nominate this thread||
for quickest devolution into confusion? Three out of the first four are either questions or questions-that-were-quickly-edited, and the fourth was a confused response. No judgment, but I feel we should keep this around for the MGoPosterity.
And also, how the hell does TomVH have only 158 points? The man is one of a few people in this world who puts actual sweat-equity into feeding our Michigan obsessions. New rule: you actually go out and spend time interviewing players who have only .5% chance of attending UM, you get multiple points. Hell, we should be giving him points just on principle alone. He deserves nothing less.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||The "swagger" and "taking control of the team"||
don't signify to me that Forcier is "too cocky" or being presumptive, they tell me something we could all see last year: there was no functional leader (at least on the offensive side of the ball). This is not to shit on anyone from '08, really. It's simply to say that, from all reliable accounts, we were struggling for some center-of-gravity throughout the entire season. The staff was allegedly far more irritable last year than they are this year, the quarterback position was a place of tension (to put it mildly), and there was the general stress of suffering through the worst season in our program's history. In other words-- everyone was new, and we lacked the unique leadership personality that could (maaaybe, quite possibly) guide us through a rough first year. We were vacant in that spot, and Tate looks good by comparison.
Again, no criticism from this poster: changing coaches is a chaotic and disrupting activity, and I think RR and the group have handled it relatively well. But I WILL say that someone as charismatic and centrally-minded as Tate Forcier, someone who welcomes the leadership role, will be doubly prominent in contrast to the disarray that will be remembered as the 2008 Wolverines.
Of course, I have my homer-isms as much as the next man. I fall asleep most nights with visions of truly deceptive zone-reads and accurately-thrown bubble passes in my head, but that's probably because I also fall asleep most nights drunk on boxes of rose wine.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||How about...||
1) jump out of a car at 45 mph onto concrete in only your underwear, or
2) jump off a bar and land on your knees?
As for OP, I'm a vodka and one-arm-and-a-leg-on-the-opposite side. Just for the asymmetry.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I will bang the drum on this movie until I die||
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is one of the best movies of this decade. Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer are hysterical, and the plot (by Shane Black of "Lethal Weapon" fame) is both clever and well-crafted. Furthermore, the fact that the movie grossed $4.2m domestically and $15m worldwide, I'm pretty comfortable with the "underrated" label.
My last attempt to encourage you to rent the movie is this: the last line of the movie is: "And for all you viewers in the Midwest, we're sorry we said 'fuck' so much."
It's at least worth a 2-day rental or Netflix gamble, right?
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Another foreign film to see||
It's actually a collection of shorts from awes directors like Gus Van Sant and the Coen Bros., but Paris, je t'aime is excellent.
Except for the Frodo sighting. Elijah Wood for the anti-FTW.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||This abuse of the word "literally"||
literally made my head explode.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Debatable 2.0||
I agree that calling the French-Canadian asshole 2nd best fighter in world is debatable, but I'll raise hell with your assertion that Fedor is clearly number 1. He's faced some great people, but he's also avoiding some quality competition in the UFC. I mean, he can only beat up Andrei Arlovski so many times.
For my dollar, Spider Silva one, Fedor two, and I gotta pimp the always overlooked Miguel Torres in bantamweight. 37-1 gets you love.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||In MGoBlog point land, I'll||
In MGoBlog point land, I'll take
In real betting, hold of on Lesnar unless you can find a line around -250. I saw one for -350 for a while, which is laughably high and designed for getting WWE idiot-dollars.
Also, viewing tip for the rookies: for the love all things holy, try to catch the undercard to see Jon "Bones" Jones beating the hell out of Jake O'Brien. He's 21 years old and, Allah willing, will actually decapitate O'Brien with one of his spinning back elbows. Get in on the ground floor with one of the future light heavyweight stars.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Holy Hell||
This is awesome to watch. It's also forcing me to reevaluate my presuppositions on the MGoBoard community.
For some reason, while there a lot of quality posts around these parts, I thought 95% of all posters here were freshmen dicking around in the UGLi, McFarlin-esque teen trolls, and bored recent-graduates killing time in their first engineering job.
Apparently we could form our own law firm from the MGoBoard (MGoBarristers? MGoLaw?). Awesome sauce.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||I'm Really Disappointed In Us, MGoBoard||
It's been a full 90 minutes since OP and no one thought to post the most obvious and horribly punny name?
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Wrong Discussion||
Birdman Andersen is the best player in the NBA.
If you want, I can show y'all the formula I used to arrive at that. Fair warning: I'll admit I probably apply too-large a multiplier to the Gelled Fauxhawk and Ugly Ass Colored-Ink Tattoos Variables.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Walking Down Hoover With The Band||
After the drumline show, when the rest of the band comes spilling out, falling in behind them as we march towards our arena to wage holy war.
Most the time, I'm 9 to 239 beers into it, but the sound of MMB drags me right out of the stupor, and there's nothing on my brain but The Utter Necessity of Winning the Next 60 Minutes.
Wow, that sounds much more martial than I intended. But it's real nevertheless.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Oh Dear Jeebus||
Plz pretty plz don't let this flame into something non-Michigan related.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Name: It's My Middle Name||
I found MGoBlog back in the Blogspot days (if I recall, someone sent me the link to his Season Preview for the 2005 season before that year's ND game). I think one of my higher web honors has been having something I did linked to on this blog. I interviewed Brian for the Michigan Review a few years back, and he was kind enough to mention it.
As for being a fan, I had never set foot in the state of Michigan until the day before I had my first class. I transferred from Pepperdine at mid-year, and joined the Michigan faithful just in time to have the last-second Texas field goal in the Rose Bowl stabbed into my stomach.
I'm now so far down the rabbit hole that I freak out family and friends. This blog (and Johnny at RBUAS and Joey at Straight Bangin') has been instrumental in making me care more about the Wolverines than any team or player I've ever followed.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||You gave yourself away.||
You can't be a sociology major because you're using your my-daddy-paid-for-it MacBook to browse a website that isn't Facebook or Yahoo/Google mail.
And in re: meat-eating. Totally agree that steak is delicious. I'm not one of those pretentious assholes who made the decision based on some ambush-PETA video in a college class. I did it first b/c I was challenged/dared by a friend. Now I stick to the diet just because I feel better and its easier to pack for on a multi-day backpacking trip. No other reason.
So roast up the juicy bratwursts this Saturday at the Spring Game, guys. This veghead in Colorado wishes he was there to kill a few beers with the MGoMafia.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Just scrolled down and saw this.||
So I'm going to take that +1 for the Maybe-Not-So-Big Will transmogrification debate.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||I'm just a layman||
In fact, I'm a vegetarian endurance athlete, so I'm waaay over my head in terms of muscle gain/weightlifting. But a couple points in response:
1. My 20-25 lbs trim and 10-15 lbs gain estimate were not based on the time between today and the first game, I was just speculating that that amount of change was possible in the period from January to the first game, so about 9 months. I could very well still be wrong, but it wasn't based on the 20 week window.
2. Since I know next to nothing about weight training, I was also basing my guesses on this old Barwis interview with Rittenberg: http://tr.im/ixjz Barwis mentions that in his first chunk of time with Brandon Graham, from January to July, he took BG from 287 to 250 and then rebuilt him to 269. (That's 27 lbs off and 19 lbs readded for all you Sociology majors) I don't know how much muscle and fat was added/subtracted, but the 25 and 15 I offered, IMHO, seemed conservative, especially if Will is in worse shape than BG was (highly likely).
I'll take the back seat in this discussion with any MGoBoarders, however, since it's almost guaranteed you all know more about this than I.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Beg to differ||
From everything I hear/read from coaches, they love his talent but think he's got a LONG way to go in terms of conditioning and technique.
Apparently Cass Tech's instructions for Will were akin to saying "alright, just go act like Fezzik in the middle of the line and you'll probably get some sacks and definitely disrupt the play."
Pure speculation, but my guess is that Will loses 20-25 lbs of fat (and maybe adds 15 lbs of muscle) by fall and gets some second string work to start off. I see it being a little less than what Mike Martin got last year.
3 years from now, though, Will Campbell could be positively Branch-ian.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||What?!||
Cops unnecessarily harassing the wrong people in their relentless pursuit for troublemakers? Sirrah, I resent your tone and find your spurious accusations ignorant and frankly Communist.
Why do you hate freedom, restive neb?
|6 years 33 weeks ago||For Irish Film-dom||
You GOT to see "The Commitments". It's like an Irish "That Thing You Do", but without Steve Zahn and featuring soul music rather than early 60's jangle pop. Oh, and it's much closer to "Once" in emotional pull.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||With All Due Respect||
I'd love to see your defense that it's stayed MORE faithful than most movies. Watchmen the Mediocre Movie is about 65% of Watchmen of Alan Moore.
This is off the top of my head:
- No squid, instead made it about Dr. Manhattan
I'm pretty sure I could sniff other ones out as well if I gave it a minute. For comic book movies especially, Sin City was far more adherent to the source material. Hell, the author was co-director of that movie.
And I'm also pretty sure that Me and Bobby McGee and Leonard Cohen are NOT in the graphic novel.
Let's stop this Watchmen discussion here. I love that I can hide my complete nerd-ery from you guys here in the sports intarwebz. Plz don't draw me out by making simple-minded comments about nerd stuff.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||2009 Films||
I watch far too many movies, and I don't want to overload the room so I'm going to take your "last few months" to mean January to now.
Taken - come for the awesome violence, stay for the xenophobic patriarchy.
Coraline - I know it sounds pedo for a 24-year old guy to be pimping a 3D movie with a 11-year old heroine, but anyone who watches it will be blown away, visually speaking. It's the future of the media, IMO. 3D has moved into FTW territory in the last year or two. Plus, it's from Neil Gaiman /nerding
The Last House On The Left - only if you like horror movies. It's not like The Ring, where people where non-horror guys can like it.
I Love You, Man - only see it if you are expecting a pretty average, coasting effort from some really funny actors. I'm probably overexposed to it, but I'm feeling that the Apatow clan is moving towards fridge-nukeage.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||My sympathies,||
you benighted fools who still follow the Edsels.
Think how us Broncos-n-Michigan fans feel? We're stuck with KYLE EFFIN' ORTON.
THE MAN THREW TWO INTERCEPTIONS IN LIKE HALF A 4TH QUARTER IN 2002.
THAT'S THE YEAR WE LOST TO TY WILLINGHAM.
Okay, I'll stop yelling now. It's just become a rough day for me, that's all.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Lots O' Good Stuff||
But not enough for the raise-the-glasses-shake-the-asses crowd.
- Cazals - Poor Innocent Boys (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
For the more organic and "real" instruments crowd (aka Music That I Can't Make With Only A Keyboard and 3GB of RAM):
Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves- "Ace of Spades"
And I'm pretty sure that I'm the only MGoBoarder who still enjoys Peter Luts ft. Dominico "What A Feeling". But I'm also I'm pretty sure I'm the only MGoBoarder who still enjoys raves and x, so there's that.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||From The Colorado Desk||
We'll take whatever we can get. It's amazing how Willingham-esqeuly Cutler has squandered the support and good will of Bronco fans. Having ignored owner Pat Bowlen's phone calls for 10 days has set some people OFF. Everyone rightly sees it as a dick move.
In terms of predicting what will happen, JMacD has shown that his career at the Pats is a pretty good indicator of his taste in qbs. For example, he's brought in Chris Simms, someone that Belichek almost signed a year ago. He seems to like the intelligent-but-not-really-physically gifted type.
What would be ideal, of course, for this UM alum is if the Broncos can woo Matt Gutierrez off the Patriots practice squad.
THAT would be awesome.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Fair enough.||
I know how awesome it is that my home state is Colorado, Home of South Park, Awesome Powder, and Fairly Hot Local Chicks. But it's surprising how strong a hold Ann Arbor has on my brain. I'd never been in the state of Michigan in my life until my first day on campus, and much of the state pales in comparison to my home, but dammit A-Squared is a pretty sweet place.
If you're in Ann Arbor, anybody, cherish it. There aren't many college towns like it.
Side Benefit of Colorado: I get first shot at all the latest Leopold Bros. liquors since they're now out of Denver. They're growing rapidly, and their stuff is bangin.
That, and I'm fortunate to live in Boulder, the only other city in America to have a Conor O'Neils. I own the shit out of Monday Night Trivia.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Another Possibility||
Steven Berlin Johnson set up a site called http://outside.in , which tries to aggregate news and stories based on geography. It's still sorta beta IMO (you'll notice that right now the site relies heavily on MLive and the AAN), but there's definitely some potential there. Wherever you find yourself, you can help contribute as well. You can register your blog/site to outside.in, and they'll do a pretty good job of autotagging it (at least if you include the full name of the location in the post).
I don't think it will replace older-styled media like the AAN, the Seattle P-I, or the Rocky Mountain News, but in this chaotic transition time, I think Outside.in, as well as the Ann Arbor Chronicle, are very promising possibilities.
Guys like Clay Shirky and Dave Winer have been harping on this stuff for years: rather than trying to preserve the format and style of the newspaper (a ultimately losing proposition anyway), this period calls for extreme levels of experimentation and innovation. We can't possibly guess what the future will look like, but the best we can do is try any and everything and something will arise.
It doesn't make the job-loss any easier for those involved, though. That just sucks.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Thank you, sir||
All cleared up.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Seriously?||
How can you miss our scrappy defense, floppy hair, blue-collar work ethic, perimeter-based shooting, or fresh-from-a-small-town charm?
Combine those qualities with the fact that we're always the ones jumping up and down on the bench during big plays on the floor, and given the fact that we're always the one ready to go bump chests with the stars of the team as we head to a t.v. time out, hell, I can barely tell us apart.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||And I Say This As A Guy With A Political Avatar Picture||
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Fair Enough||
Maybe the level of play is much lower here in Colorado, so the refs aren't asked to do as much.
But I'm allowed some hyperbole, aren't I? These are still the intarwebs...
|6 years 36 weeks ago||So far,||
from the thousands of emailed offers I've received, the current leader in the clubhouse is
1.) A candid side-boob photo of Mila Kunis
2.) Alan Moore's beard
3.) A third-round pick with a clause of possibly upgrading to a second-rounder if Jay throws less than 17 picks and Alan Moore's beard is found to be downy soft.
It's more than we as Broncos fan should have even dreamed for.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Counter-Offer||
Only if I also get the hotly anticipated alternate helmet design. You know, the one with Mario Bros. 3 P-Wings on it?
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Counter-offer||
Is there Miracle Whip on that proposed sammich? If so, start printing the Honolulu Blue #6's.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||The Vitals:||
That's how we do in the holistic streets of Boulder.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Really?||
This is really a gentle attempt at sarcasm, but: public transportation? Really?
I don't think that Comerica left Detroit for the great Dallas public transportation.
I don't think Leopold Brothers left Ann Arbor for Denver because of the Mile High City's great public transportation.
I don't think the hundreds workers who moved to Wyoming moved for the public transportation.
In fact, all three places I mentioned have gawdawful public transit systems. There are a BUNCH of reasons why Detroit/Michigan has fallen as far as it has. Public transportation has to be like 2,459th on the list of most-important ones.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Probably not happening||
I'm out here in Denver, and the sports radio chatter is really heated. To boil down the multivaried opinions from those in the know is:
1. Jay Cutler's sorta been a whiny jerk for a while about coaching and the transition from Shanahan to McDaniels. He also, while talented, isn't a winner. Elway had as little talent back in the day and he managed to eke out 10 wins, something Cutler's never done.
and the other side...
2. Jay Cutler, much MUCH beloved by Denver fans, is a talent you're not going to find very often, and there are few players who you'd rather have. McDaniels and Xanders (the GM) were douche-y in their management, misleading Cutler and refusing to admit that they contemplated the trade.
In any case, the Cutler-to-Lions meme needs a third actor if its going to get off the ground. We have shite for a back up (w00 Patrick Ramsey!), so we'll need a replacement.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Signed||
With a quill pen.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||This post shouldn't be viewed||
This post shouldn't be viewed as too "rah-rah" about Gerg, hopefully it's just an added shot of reality to some of the usual hyperbole.
I'm still pretty cautious about Robinson's hire, but I definitely don't share the same angst/pessimism some of our brethren feel. By my lights, if you win back to back Super Bowls (w00t Broncos!), you've got some talent. I guess I place Gerg somewhere between Will Muschamp and Mike DeBord, which I guess could be almost anyone :)
It's good, though, to hear from a guy who's been under him as a player. Just some perspective, that's all...
TMos53, thanks. Anarchist Terrorist Fist-Bump!
(In my case, I'm an anarcho-capitalist, but we can at least both jump up and down on the smoldering ashes of Babylon-upon-the-Potomac. Okay, I've just injected waaaaay too much politics into this thread. I'm sorry.)