this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|23 hours 5 min ago||What's so special about the cheesemakers?|
|23 hours 24 min ago||Would not be a great look||
for Michigan to admit our admissions process is not up to Wisconsin's standards.
|1 day 19 hours ago||the commentator||
even mentioned Shea knocking out 3 guys "like bowling pins." Foreshadowing a great future gif.
|3 days 3 hours ago||What about||
|1 week 3 days ago||Always respected Favre as a||
Always respected Favre as a competitor until that day he laid down for Michael Strahan and took a sack just so Strahan could set the sack record. His refusal to admit what he did was even more infuriating. It forever taints that record as far as I'm concerned, and taints Favre even more.
|1 week 4 days ago||oh yeah?||
My college or university is superior to your college or university.
|1 week 4 days ago||that's interesting||
because I find it even creepier if he IS Brian Cook.
|1 week 5 days ago||Pipkins and Turner were comparable.||
According to Rivals, Pipkins was the 14th ranked overall recruit in the country, 3rd for his position group, and 2nd in the state of MO. Turner was 35th overall, 3rd for his position, and the top player in OH.
But Pipkins was one of the guys I was most looking forward to watching. Truly disappointing.
|1 week 5 days ago||we have reached the limits||
of what rectal probing can teach us.
|1 week 5 days ago||Is there some doubt about the existence of leprechauns?||
Who was the model for this, then?
Who's this dude, then?
What about this high-kicking MF?
And what the fuck is this thing?
|1 week 5 days ago||Man, really wish he'd change his mind||
Young Ondre, listen to your doctors, give up football, and go forth into the rest of your life carrying a Michigan degree. A degree from Texas Tech will barely get you in the hiring manager's door on the campus of Texas Tech.
|1 week 5 days ago||I always feel the same way||
when players are creating too much excitement, explosiveness, and total offense. Like, OK, whatevs... NEXT.
|1 week 5 days ago||Oops... Was supposed to be a||
Oops... Was supposed to be a reply to Clarence. Maginot Line? More like IMaginot Line, amirite?
|1 week 5 days ago||Too soon?||
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||You done messed with Texas!||
You done messed with Texas!
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||I remember bitching about that when it happened||
This is one of my strongest Michigan game memories from childhood, and I remember yelling at the TV to show the "normal" angle when that play started.
I relive those memories every time there's a game on BTN.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hear, Hear||
I read two things religiously in this life.
1. The Economist.
I read the first one to learn about everything that's happening in the world. I read the second one to forget everything that's happening in the world.
But I'd still like to see the return of Sexybits. Until then, I will keep my yellow "America Held Hostage" ribbon around my oak tree. Free the Upton Two! Free the Upton Two!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Kinda makes you wish||
our QB recruit was named Johnson or Wood.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I was surprised how much I liked her.||
She's having a lot of construction done.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Allow me to translate.||
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (repeat) (repeat)
A terrible condition and MGoBlog does great work in spreading awareness.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Forget the Darwin Awards this year.||
It's over. Everyone else go home.
See my post a couple of posts down re: alligators.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Right foot in the ground, throw.||
The rest is just, you know, details, man.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If your kids ever give you "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug||
You should totally point out to them that it's highly unilkely you're actually the world's greatest dad by objective measures. At best, you're probably "among the better dads" on the street or whatever, depending on the street.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||News of the Weird||
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm a free thread.
Story One: "Blank the Alligators" (LINK)
A man. An alligator. Texas. If you think this story won't end well, it won't.
In the dude's defense, the sign said "No Swimming Alligators," which would lead one to believe that there are only non-swimming alligators, at worst, so it should be relatively safe in the water.
Story Two: Trump endorses Michigan (LINK)
I think Michigan's an amazing place, by the way.
Did you hear that, Jersey recruits? Enough said.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sexybits!||
This is why we fought off King George. This right here.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||GO USA!||
My fellow Americans, you're a goofy bunch, but I love you.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That's all true||
but you can get 1.21 gigawatts of electricity when you need it, and that overcomes all the violence and poor performance on health, education, and social development metrics.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||red flag||
anyone for whom OSU is the "dream offer"... grumble, grumble
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think people are forgetting how fast Avant was||
They never seemed to use him on the vertical routes that Braylon was always running, but Avant had NFL speed in addition to the world's best hands.
Did some Googling and figured out why people may remember him as slow. He broke his arm right before the NFL combine and ran with a cast, coming in at 4.73. Later, with the cast off, he ran an official 4.45 at the campus combine (LINK).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'll throw another comparable out there.||
Walter Smith. Physical, mean, bad-ass WR who got cheated out most of his senior season (1994) by injury. Tough as nails, would have been right at home on a Harbaugh team. Elected co-captain.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Right, because if you're against animal cruelty||
it means animals are more important than people.
Did you ever play school?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Intriguing.||
I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What interests me about this thread||
is that many of the same people who don't think animal welfare should even create a blip on anyone's ethical radar screen are the same people who scream bloody murder at the ethics of recruiting, as though oversigning and SEC bagmen were going to cause a tear in the moral fabric of the universe.
One of these things is a genuine moral problem. The other is something to be concerned about when you've solved literally every other problem in the world, including how fast chewing gum loses flavor when you're chewing it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||the AKC is far more guilty than PETA||
PETA is trying to deal with the mess that AKC helps foster. AKC is dedicated to the proposition that genetically malforming dogs through generations of inbreeding is not only desirable but should be the basis of awards. If one organization or the other had to disappear from the face of the Earth for the benefit of dogs, it's AKC by a mile.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This is completely asinine.||
Millions of adoptable animals are being slaughtered every year in the US, and that isn't PETA doing all that dirty work, that's just what happens when pets are overbred and under-sterilized. That's the result of incredible irresponbility of people who own pets without a care for the responsibility involved as well as the dog breeding/puppy mill industry that capitalizes on people who think "purebred" means something other than "inbred to the point of genetic deformity."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If you can't have empathy for animals||
Your odds on empathy for people down the road probably ain't great, either. That's how most psychotics and sociopaths get started.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well said.||
Cheers to you, man.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What's so extreme about it?||
Their rhetoric is inflammatory, but they're not breaking laws with their tactics. They're certainly not the equivalent of rightist pro-life groups threatening abortion clinics and anyone who walks into a Planned Parenthood or leftist groups like ELF that burn down construction sites.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oy vey.||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||he's not my most trusted source||
but he's close in the pecking order:
2) BBC World Service
3) Dr. Mantis Toboggan
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Over Macho Grande?||
No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This dude||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmmm...||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||What's YOUR deal?||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm glad he didn't say||
"our goal is to have a great week of practice."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Excellent.||
Keep planting that crop, harvest around... oh, 2019 as a redshirt Jr.? Plenty of time. Great get, in keeping with the theme of bringing in hard-to-find athletes and coaching them up for a few years before unleashing.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||yeah, this is a lock.||
But if he had a common name like... oh, Ron Mexico, Jr., then I'd consider it a bit of a stretch.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||That depends||
Is he fast?
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Sacre bleu!||
I mean... sacre blue!
Obscure is right, but let's judge in about 2018 or '19 when we see what a team full of Harbaugh recruits can do. His willingness to reach and give offers to totally off-the-radar prospects is either insanity or brilliance. I choose to believe mad genius. Mwahahahahahaha.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Why can't he follow the good example set by Snoop?||
Snoop's kid Cordell is on that UCLA team, and you don't see him getting into "altercations" with coaches. Snoop respects authority. Be like Snoop.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"ummm.... is there any chance...||
.... I could just dig a hole right here and get into it until the game is over?"
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You mean besides "Enter the Dragon", right?||
In that case, I would say Ip Man.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So, Chris, you were reading MGoBlog?||
"Yes, but I was only there getting directions on how to get away from there."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yo, listen up|
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You mean this awesome Antonio Brown footwork?||
I'd take the 15-yd. penalty if Vic V. did this against Sparty or Ohio
|5 weeks 4 days ago||that's also||
what she said.
I can't believe I find this funny. I should seek help.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's||
what she said.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think Dolph Lundgren could have made a decent DE.|
|5 weeks 4 days ago||totally||
other than the athleticism and physique part. Things worked out for Tom, though.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Your story is becoming more common.||
The company I work for out here often acquires smaller companies, usually for the engineering talent. The problem we're running into more and more often is that if they're based somewhere where the cost of living is dramatically lower, there is no way the salary is going to compensate.
Orlando is a perfect example. We acquired a company in the Orlando area and a number of the engineers refused to come, because moving to Silicon Valley meant switching their 4-bedroom palace with a big yard for a 2-bed dilapidated shack. So we actually have people who fly here 2 weeks a month and work from a quiet Orlando office the other two weeks. Crazy, man.
People who want to know how this bubble deflates, that's probably it-- companies losing out on talent eventually say to hell with this, we're relocating somewhere we can attract top talent, and startups stop starting up here and go to the midwest, south, or pretty much anywhere else besides Honolulu or Manhattan.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Obligatory||
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I was going to go with this, which was by a pro sketch artist||
the famous "Muppet" sketch, which everyone laughed about until... it worked.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||While we're accepting hard truths||
1. All Fruit Loops taste the same, regardless of color.
2. Cap'n Crunch is not a real captain, as indicated by his shoulder insignia.
Cereal truth. The more you know.
(links embedded above if you can't tell)
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think that's a few||
and the article considered it, but if memory serves a commit who signs on Signing Day doesn't necessarily find out if he's accepted into school until later in the spring with the other students. I seem to remember Demar Dorsey didn't find out until well after signing day, but who knows, maybe Stanford has a different process?
Here's the link if you have a Rivals subscription
Here's the most pertinent quote, might throw this up on the board for discussion if we really get into a numbers issue soon:
So.... I don't know man. Benefit of the doubt? Benefit of the doubt.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think it's perfectly reasonable to be concerned.||
This might be the topic of it's own post in the coming days, but Mike Spath at Rivals had an editorial that raised some legit things to think about. Basically, he mentioned that while at Stanford, JH used a strategy of filling up the class early but continuing to "evaluate" players throughout and making room for hotter prospects if they wanted in by coming to a mutual understanding with the less-hot prospect that they should look for other opportunities.
In 2010, Stanford had 18 decommittments in recruiting class. Yikes. Many of them surely did what recruits do and just changed their minds. But some maybe... didn't? Doubt we'll get that many de-coms, but at some point we may have to re-calibrate our high-mindedness about recruiting strategy and oversigning, etc.
Until it actually happens, though... meh. Let's wait and see. Deep down, I can't imagine JH would risk the PR nightmare that could ensue by yanking an offer to a kid who really wants to be here just to open up a spot for a higher-rated kid. Plus, I just don't think that's how the guy rolls.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||HARBAUGH STRENGTHS||
-Keeping a low profile
-Not upsetting people
-Bronzed upper body physique reminiscent of Greek God
-Not sure which foot to put in ground before throw
-Needs more enthusiam for job
-Looking beyond backyard for recruiting talent
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||change of direction is a problem?||
Not sure what's on the embedded video as it doesn't run for me, but at 1:00 of the "Vicious Vic 2014-2015 Full Season" video on Hudl page, he puts a DB on his butt with nothing but change of direction. Awesome and hilarious.
Also, he seems to genuinely begrudge people with the temerity to attempt tackling him.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||What's||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Damn, you beat me to this.||
Don't forget AIDA either.
Attention. Do I have your attention?
Interest. Are you interested? I know you are because it's fuck or walk. You close, or you hit the bricks.
Decision. Have you made your decision for Christ?
Harbaugh would be briliant at giving that speech, and he would have finished by saying "R-F-I-T-G-T. RIGHT FOOT IN THE GROUND, THROW."
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Aren't we also recruiting Naseir Upshur, TE||
from Imhotep Institute?
From the BBC History page:
Imhotep was chief architect to the Egyptian pharaoh Djoser (reigned c.2630 - c.2611 BC). He was responsible for the world's first known monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and is the first architect we know by name.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||but is he...||
... more than just a shooter?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That should be Bethesda, MD obviously, not MA||
home of the NIH and lots and lots of gov't researchers.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Well, at least Harry Minium at the Virginian-Pilot||
thinks Michigan is a Big 10 football "power." So there's that.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||So according to the link||
the article caused 21% of its readers to be "furious."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Not too sure about the veracity of that link||
I mean, they're making the claim without linking themselves to anything unbiased to back it up. I did two minutes of Googling and couldn't find a single site that said Huntsville was No.1, in fact in the site that looked like it had the cleanest, unbiased data (ironically, it's a site promoting online PhDs, hah!), Huntsville didn't make top 50 (I don't know why, I didn't check the population cutoff):
Top 10, no real surprises if you know these areas:
1. Brookline MA
2. Davis, CA
3. Palo Alto, CA
4. Cambridge, MA
5. Bethesda, MA
6. Ann Arbor, MI
7. Newton, MA
8. Ames, IA
9. Bloomington, IN
10. Berkeley, CA
But point taken, probably lots of smart people in Alabama, at least in Huntsville. I'll be there are lots of smart folks on faculty in Tuscaloosa, too. But that's probably about where it kinda... you know... stops.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm a bad man|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||$6.2M in Atherton is surely a great house||
but the same thing in Ann Arbor wouldn't even be close to 3M. You're probably looking at about a 1-1.5M in Ann Arbor for the same thing. That's upscale and really nice, but not an "estate" type home.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Two things jumped out:||
(1) Looks like he's very good at diagnosing the play as he often gets a step or two in the right direction before it's obvious where the ball is going
(2) Closing speed, man. Coffee is for closers.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||American athletes?||
I'm surprised any time an American of any kind speaks another language. It's not something we're known for being into.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This chart is insane.||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||WHY||
am I only seeing this for the first time NOW????
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Holy crap||
I'm not the only one watching Peaky Blinders
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Goal for this weekend:||
Get my laundry HARBAUGH white. Jeebus, that's pretty damn white.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The hilarious part||
is how the "voice" changes after his agent, uh, "Uncle" saw the original tweets and wrote the pure PR goodnight message.
The password needed to be changed so Cardale himself would stop having access.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't neg him, but...||
... I'd wager the negs were because choosing a school other than Michigan doesn't in any way suggest a high school athlete lacks character or integrity.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If I hadn't heard the audio already,||
I'd guess this is what he's saying:
"You, you're out. And you, go home. And you, go home. And you, get the F outta here, you're soft."
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I had to go looking for that too||
According the linked glossary of advanced stats and terms on the linked page, here's the definition of Adjusted Pace:
|8 weeks 6 days ago||What's more serious:||
tomfoolery or shenanigans? I feel like it's the latter, because tomfoolery is often harmless, and South Park has biased me into thinking shenanigans is a really big deal. But my mind is open to being changed.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Oh yeah? We'll see about that.||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||well, hell||
Saban also lost to Louisiana-Monroe that year. And that was a bad Louisiana-Monroe team, even by Louisiana-Monroe standards. How bad? North Texas went 1-9 with their only win coming against... Louisiana-Monroe.
I like saying Louisiana-Monroe.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Q. What other systems find it harder to score on elite defenses?||
A. All of them. That's why they're elite defenses.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||People watch post-game pressers?||
I'm amazed. The only post-game pressers I've ever watched were when my favorite team wins a title... that's happened 5 times in my adult life.
Media guys think of it as a sacred place of some kind. They're the only ones watching.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Harbaugh is dealing with this thread?||
Jeebus, how does that guy ever have time for football-related things, anyway?
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Here, fixed it for you.||
"If the consequences of free speech are a few ticked of students, I don't know how we'll ever survive."
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Bingo.||
Thanks for writing this out, you saved me the trouble of saying everything you just said.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Bob Dole doesn't go around saying Bob Dole does this or that.||
That's just not something Bob Dole does.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I thought maybe you meant this guy.||
Some more context in the post would have been helpful, but good to know.
He sure loved him some Daisy Duke. Esp when she was wearing Daisy Dukes.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Damn.||
I thought this was gonna be about the US-Military-wants-to-invade-Texas thingie. But seriously, you know who is gonna invade Texas?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||As far as I'm concerned||
If you've got two obsessions, you don't have any.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Waited for a dog forever||
Through grad school, law school, working late nights at a firm, and then when I finally got a job with more normal hours, after literally a lifetime of wanting my own dog, I finally got one. I found him at an adoption event. I could write a very, very long post about how much this big goofy guy (mix of black lab and Newfoundland) adds to my life, but suffice to say it's the smartest thing I've ever done.
My S.O. and I both work, but my hours aren't terrible, and I use doggie day care 3-5x per week and swing by the house on the other days to take him out at lunch. He had health problems when I adopted, so between that, daycare, food (he's 100+ lbs), etc., it's expensive. And time consuming. And makes travel harder. But life without this dog would be unimaginable.
Just to reiterate what almost everyone else is saying-- adopt. The number I heard is 6 million plus dogs every year in the US getting put to sleep. That's nothing but human stupidity and callousness.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Upvoted because of the comment on genetics||
This point just does not get made enough. "Purebred" is a euphemism for "unbelievably inbred," and genetic defects are the price animals pay for human insistence on particular physical traits. The dog-production industry continues to crank out genetic mutants, and people continue to buy them to encourage more of the same. It's a miserable fucking industry.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I was 100% sure it was going to be Kentucky||
So I don't know, I don't feel that bad. I was ready to bitch about bagmen and corrupt college sports rabble rabble rabble.
Berkeley is an awesome place, gorgeous weather, the SF Bay area is one of the most desirable places in the US to live (maybe you'd rather be accessible to Detroit, so to each their own, but most people given a choice would rather hang in SF), and the school is considered the top "Public Ivy" (though budget cuts to the UC system have been savage, that matters less if you're not paying tuition). Surprised folks are having this much trouble understanding why a kid might want to go to school there for a couple of years playing on a team without Michigan's depth,esp. at wing.
Good luck to the kid, and Michigan is in great shape with kids who know the system.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||"She'll get over it."||
That one has helped me a lot.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Cupertino, CA||
Home of an famous fruit company.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||This is a little out of date||
but for those of you who remember having to desperately grab for the remote whenever it came on:
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Obviously||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||It's really just not as much fun||
when you gotta explain.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Thank you Max||
I'm disappointed for him, he was turning into a solid contributor, especially at those times we absolutely needed an offensive board and a second chance.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||This, like, never happens||
to us. What is this "senior year" business? Is this a new NCAA waiver of some sort?
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||maybe they kept telling themselves||
sooner or later, dude's gonna regress to the mean.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||+1,000,000||
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||You really had to post this, huh?||
Looks like the "marketplace of ideas" has weighed in on your thoughts, judging by the up/down numbers.
Would everyone's reaction come out the same way if Harbaugh expressed a deeply unpopular sentiment, you know, the kind the 1st amendment and free speech generally is supposed to be there to protect? What if he said he and the team were making a statement for freedom by having each coach and player burn a U.S. flag or piss on some pictures of dead U.S. soldiers, because we can legally do that in America and it symbolizes the kind of speech that actually needs protecting because it's so deeply unpopular? Everyone still come out the same way?
This blog excels when it sticks to sports. Sports-related figures commenting on political issues is not sports. Sports chat is the Maize Brick Road. Bad things happen when we get too far off it.
The only sniper threads I hope to see from here on should be about Stauskas-Aubrey Dawkins-other dudes who can shoot from a distance.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly.||
I don't care where people went to school. I care that they notice subtle but important things that happen on the field and point them out. I think Herbie is pretty good at this, and Spielman is fantastic at it.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||and it was so effing hot in the stadium||
absolutely the hottest game I've ever attended. Got the worst sunburn of my life that day. Remember that almost as much as Hayes' catch on the last play.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Not inspiring||
but I wasn't looking for inspiring. I was just looking for someone who doesn't make me cry. Apart from that way-ugly interception around the 3:24 mark, I didn't want to weep. He was often getting broken in half just as he delivered the ball, so I give the guy some toughness points. Ball floats but, hey, pretty damn catchable for our receivers who can't handle Shane's fastballs.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I second.||
It's weirdly better than Rutgers. I like it.
Rutgets, man. Rutgets.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'll bet Oregon, Tennessee, and TCU||
had a great week of practice.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||He was a proven pathological liar||
Jesse Ventura even won a libel case against him. Yep, proven in court. He even claimed at one point to have shot people from the roof of the Superdome during the post-Katrina chaos. I think the bigger issue is that the guy wasn't the guy portrayed in the movie as having moral qualms about killing people. His book and interviews indicated the opposite: he enjoyed killing people and had no qualms about it whatsoever. It might have been a better movie by relying on a fictional character representing soldiers at large rather than a fantasy about an actual person that bore no resemblance to his real-life persona.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||why do I get the feeling||
your household doesn't care much about people's feelings either.
Good thing America doesn't only belong to you. I kinda think of it as "OUR America," but that's just me.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||RIP, good buddy.||
You know, that Boss Hogg character was played by an accomplished Shakespearean actor named Sorrell Booke with an undergrad from Columbia and an MFA from Yale.
Thus endeth my knowledge of odd Dukes of Hazzard trivia.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure you've got a great reason for this...||
... but explain a little to someone who's never seen a post from JO? I thought Austin was recovered well enough to walk around, just not play BB, and I assume he's on campus, so... what was wrong with JO's sentiment? (heheheh, JO).
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Cool.||
I still haven't watched this, I'm embarrassed to say. Gotta get this done, even if my taxes don't get finished this weekend.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Here's a perspective from the Iowa side of the ledger||
Overall, it sounds as though the fan base was a little frustrated with him for being so conservative with throwing down the field as opposed to checking down so consistently, but the article also notes the OL should have taken some heat.
OTOH, the Rivals Iowa guy says "on the field, he did exactly what the coaches wanted," which suggests the checkdowns were part of the OC plan.
He sounds like a great kid, by the way. If Harbaugh gets a 3am phone call, he can probably go ahead and think to himself, "welll, it's safe to say this isn't about Jake Rudock."
|18 weeks 6 days ago||True that. I also remember how successful Urbz was||
with just a game manager in Alex Smith. 12-0 if memory serves.
That's some good game management.
|19 weeks 17 hours ago||I remember watching the '89 opener vs. Notre Dame.||
We were ranked No. 2, ND ranked No. 1. Freshman Elvis comes on for injured starter Michael Taylor and looked like a seasoned vet, bringing UM back from the dead with his accurate passing and calm leadership. ND's offense did nothing all day except convert one turnover deep in our end. Their QB Tony Rice completed one pass all day. But... sonofabitch... yeah, that happened. Twice. ARRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHH.
Still hurts, man. Still hurts.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||There will be no hugs.||
That is so Harbaugh.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||Thanks for your input.||
Welcome to Michigan. Which Romney son are you again?
|19 weeks 21 hours ago||Well that obviously depends||
on whether we are adjusting for inflation. Ages 18-22 are pretty far in my rearview mirror, so... maybe? Those were the days. Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Upvoted||
for effortless and well-placed use of "came up Milhouse."
|19 weeks 6 days ago||also for harrassment||
of female hockey players. Book it.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I thought the US rankings were pretty much spot on||
but I'm very surprised U of Toronto is so much higher than McGill.
Sacre bleu! What say you, MGoCanadians, eh?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke already tried this||
but it was for the punt team.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||"features Wheatley heavily"||
I see what you did there. Just more of him to love, man.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Dwayne Haskins||
Man, that kid has a sweet throwing motion for, what, a 16-year old?
Would find his enrollment at The University of Michigan pleasant. File under "want."
|20 weeks 4 days ago||You know, I was looking for a gif||
along the lines of "so it's come to this." But for some reason, Google found this instead, and I realized "Oh crap, I've been doing this wrong."
|20 weeks 4 days ago||not sure why you were negged here||
HIV and other "lentiviruses" have been the object of investigation for gene therapy since before I started my grad work in '97 (I worked with retroviral vectors but not HIV). They're good vectors for introducing therapeutic genes because they can integrate into the host genome without needing to drive the target cell into division, which is the trick with other retroviruses.
But clinical trials with viral vectors are fraught with peril... it can be very hard to predict how people's immune systems will react to the vector. The famous/infamous case of Jesse Gelsinger at Penn basically shut down viral vector clinical research in the US for years at about the same time I was working on it (the virus in that case was an adenovirus and not a retrovirus, but the NIH shut down all viral gene therapy clinical trials in the US). Retroviruses, in particular, because they insert into the DNA, can now and then insert into and inactivate an important gene (like a tumor suppressor), have some real risk associated with them. But viral engineering has advanced a good deal since then, and it's great to see all that basic research helping real patients with little hope otherwise.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||This post is total||
inflammatory bowel disease.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I love the end of the Bo clip.||
"Well... I better go take care of my obligations."
|21 weeks 20 hours ago||I still don't grasp WTF happened to O last year.||
At least not nearly the way that I understand what happened to the legendary "Decimated Defense" of 2009 and 2010 fame. At least then, it was fairly easy to look at who was manning what positions, look at the "Never Forget" flag (which ran out of real estate), take a glance over at GERG's gopher or whatever that was (what did we decide that was?), and it made perfect sense.
But last year's O didn't make sense to me outside of "Devin Gardner is a warrior but clearly has PTSD" and "O-line is kinda young-ish."
All the facts and circumstances of personnel, game plan, etc. still didn't add up to what was out on the field. Especially since, you know, we always had a great week of practice.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||You know what would be a reality show I'd actually watch?||
"Troll Hunter". On the Discovery Channel. The most vile, bigoted, threatening, awful trolls get tracked down and outed and shamed on TV. This would be close to must-see TV for me.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||question from a layperson||
totally (and deliberately) ignorant of Greek life during UM days: what does lack of recognition by the University mean on the practical level other than not participating in official "Greek Life" events? Do students still live in the house? Can they throw parties or other social events anyway? Or do they essentially have to close up shop?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||That show used to completely freak me out as a kid.||
Even the opening credits/music would do the trick.
Found it. So spooky.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||A perfect excuse for reposting this all-time MGoBlog classic||
I'm buying this for $200, because obviously:
|21 weeks 5 days ago||It's computers.||
Uh.... SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES
|21 weeks 6 days ago||It was just pass interference after pass interference||
after pass interference after pass interference. The refs completely dominated that game. And yet we were still in a position to PITCH THE BALL TO BREASTON YAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||How about non-calls?||
The 1990 pass-interference non-call on MSU's Eddie Brown, who tackled Desmond Howard in the endzone after Des had him beat on a slant for the winning 2-pt conversion. Michigan went into the game ranked #1.
Story for you young'uns:
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Me too.||
And every time I re-watched it, I didn't get less nervous. Phew, he's OK... phew, he's OK again... phew, no injury that time either...
|21 weeks 6 days ago||The problem is that if it's THAT serious||
then there was a victim. And innocent people being victimized, especially if it's a physical assault of some kind, is never ok for entertainment.
If it was Dez doing something that would land him in a Keyboard Cat video, that's different. If it's him getting thrown hilariously off a treadmill or something like that, hilarity ensues.
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||The already won||
when Sexybits were banished.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||That was huge.||
also find a place on the list for Bielfeldt's back-to-back offensive boards, which were big at the time even though he didn't hit his foul shot after the second.
The inbounds set-piece with Zak and Spike.
Dakich 3. Because Dakich 3.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||John Beilein, ya'll. John Beilein.||
In the words of the late great Bum Phillips:
"He can take his 'un and beat yer 'un,
or he can take yer 'un and beat his 'un."
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah.||
Muppets. Kinda forgot about those. They don't visit as much as they used to.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||You could easily turn this into a sports column||
by having Nick Saban write a column bemoaning how much he has to have the bagman spend on the 5-star talent from the south. There were these kids in his signing class that were only low 4-stars! Oh, the horror, the horror. But if he goes up to the rust belt, 5-stars cost about half as much.
And you'd be forgiven for saying "STFU, Nick Saban," but Jenny Wang's rebuttal would say it in a nice way.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||It's a hell of a lot easier to talk sports, religion, sex,||
or money than politics, because those are all just sub-groups of politics. Politics is all of those things on a combo plate.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||San Jose is Silicon Valley.||
And those median prices are hokum as they reflect the equivalent of favela districts in older parts of the city. Example no. 2 of local craziness:
San Jose. 3 bed/2bath, 1430 sq. ft., built 1956.
Listing for $800k. Which means you'll end up paying something like 850.
Your friends in Oakland must be living under an overpass, but even that costs around $1800/month (cable not included).
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I'm in the market for a house right now in Silicon Valley.||
It's beyond ugly, but your sense of value changes rapidly.
Example from today's listings:
This 1049 sq. ft house in Mountain View, built in 1950 and not updated much. 2 bathrooms. Very, very modest and "working class" by most people's standards.
Lists for $1,200,000. And they're going to end up getting that and more... seller's agents won't even return your call if you're not offering at least 50-100k over asking price, and waiving all contingencies to boot.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||California has a budget surplus and low unemployment.||
Greece, to put it mildly, does not.
Not sure Greece is much like California in terms of economy. People appear to be paying their taxes in the Golden State.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I know, it's mystifying||
like, where the hell are Harbaugh's khakis? What are those dark pants he's wearing?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||OK then. Vis-a-vis Dave Brandon...||
... I'm marking Brian down as "undecided."
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Sigh. I need one-stop shopping.||
This leaves me little choice but to ask PornHub to start covering Michigan sports.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It's funny, because the Minnesota game,||
which I agree was the nail in Hoke's coffin, was what finally gave me hope we'd be getting a new coach. Which was... hopeful.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Good man.||
That is all.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't realize they were still having the dunk contest.||
Wasn't there a 2-on-2 tourney among the legends a few years back? I still think that would draw higher ratings than either the 3-pt or dunk contest.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||?||
"Humanity has spent its entire history in worship of the wonder we sense in the existence of chordata."
That sentence is a classic symptom of something, but hell if I'm sure what, exactly.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Replacing?||
Isn't there room for both?
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, it does.||
"Wherefore" means "why," not "where."
EDIT: and now that I scrolled down, I see people are onto this. Quite the sharp crowd.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||He kinda reminds me of this guy.||
"I'll tell you what I'd do. I'd do two chicks at the same time."
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet Fancy Moses.||
She's not unattractive.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||No.||
Also, like the other posters, I refer to inflammatory bowel disease.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||You're not fooling anyone.||
Nice try, Peele.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I hereby defend the use of a modifier for degree of "unique"||
Using expressions such as "very unique" or "extremely unique" inevitably invites derision on the internets, but I'd like to stick up for it. On a technical level, fine, unique is a binary. It is or it isn't. But our lovely-ish English language can and should absorb additional descriptors where the word itself doesn't necessarily convey the full meaning intended in the sentence.
What if something is unique, but just barely, because of a minor difference between it and the comparable thingies? That's unique, but in name only. On the other hand, if it's entirely revolutionary, "unique" doesn't quite get that across unless you gunk it up along the lines of "unique and highly differentiated" or the like. You want to say that not only is it unique, there's nothing close in terms of degree of novelty of this thing. Economy of language suggests that modifying unique with a degree term might be a smart thing to do.
It's a little like saying "Denard Robinson was by far the best thing that happened during the RR/Hoke era" instead of just saying "Denard was (merely) the best thing that happened..." There is only one "best" so it's every bit as binary as "unique," but there are degrees of bestness (e.g., Secretariat winning the Belmont vs. a photo finish winner), and there are degrees of uniqueness, even if not really, but yeah kinda really.
That said, the idea in question here both sucks donkey balls and is not very unique, if at all. But unless you can point to someone who had the exact same shitty idea, it's technicallly unique. Which most non-identical twin people and non-mass produced manufactured goods are as well. But not very. I'm just sayin'.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I liked it too||
and I generally hate the rock and/or roll musics thingie.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||You said it before I could.||
When I heard his conversation with Terry Gross driving home one evening, I turned to my gf in the car and said "he's gone." Didn't think it would be quite this fast.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||I can't think of a TV personality that comes off||
as less arrogant. One of my (few) frustrations with him is that he was always so unflappably polite to jackasses like Bill O'Reilly. He was capable of self-deprecation on a consistent level that you just don't see among talking heads.
Man, this is just depressing. I understand not liking him if watching the show makes your political feelings get hurt, but otherwise, it's hard to see how people wouldn't like the guy. Always pissed me off that he does the job the media should be doing for itself instead of needing someone like him to call out the nonsense (on both sides).
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Let me make this clear.||
I like my beer cold, my music loud, and my OSU fans obnoxious and unreasonable. You, sir, are a disappointment.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||that was great||
"He can have it."
"Way to compete. Way to compete."
|24 weeks 2 days ago||We did not lose Vietnam. It was a tie.|
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Are you telling me...||
that this isn't the face of a man you can completely trust?
I'm disillusioned, man.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, just clickbait||
but if their focus is on numbers, we'll never quite match up with oversigners. So... meh.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||You forgot the part||
where you had to walk 5 miles to school and back through snow with nothing but grocery sacks duct taped to your feet as shoes. Uphill going both ways.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||You took the words out of my mouth.||
One of the worst things that has happened to the debate over football and head trauma is that it's become all about concussions. Concussions are not the issue. Repetitive head impacts are the issue. The word "concussion" shouldn't even come up.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Do you actually know what they'd be paying at these schools?||
I thought almost no one paid sticker price at elite colleges anymore, certainly not in the Ivies and I would think that has trickled down to the top-25, 30ish type schools like NW, ND, UM. No? Harvard and Yale have free-ish tuition these days unless you're the child of a 1%-er, in which case, as you stated, who cares?
This is my way of saying you're asking the question at the wrong time. Find out what they'll actually pay, then put up the irresistable clickbait playing on people's sensitivities re: educational elitism and the value thereof.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||Yep. Those are some hot bitches.||
This was not vulgar or sexist, but rather technically accurate.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Shane Morris' stats in HS were underwhelming as well||
But in college, he... well...oh forget it. I wish my point had some evidentiary support.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||So...||
if every source that doesn't support your point of view is a priori dismissed as biased, what is there to discuss? What's the source for saying almost no one studies it without an agenda? What if the agenda is "let's find out the answer to the question of whether rape is disproportionately common among fraternity men compared to non-frat counterparts on campus"?
Rape is inherently tough to study, no doubt. But there is plenty of peer-reviewed academic literature out there in the journals supporting the basic premise that rape is more likely by fraternity-associated men than other college men.
Three minutes of Googling netted this paper: Foubert, J. D., Newberry, J. T., & Tatum, J. L. (2007). Behavior differences seven months later: Effects of a rape prevention program on first-year men who join fraternities. NASPA Journal, 44, 728-749.
which cites to a couple of studies, mentioned in this passage:
Among men on college campuses, fraternity men are more likely to commit rape than other college men (Bleeker & Murnen, 2005; Boeringer, 1999). Thus, rape prevention efforts often target fraternitymen (Choate, 2003; Larimer, Lydum, Anderson, & Turner; 1999;Foubert & Newberry, 2006). Compared to their peers on college campuses, fraternity men are more likely to believe that women enjoybeing physically “roughed up,” that women pretend not to want sex but want to be forced into sex, that men should be controllers of relationships, that sexually liberated women are promiscuous and will probably have sex with anyone, and that women secretly desire to be raped (Boeringer, 1999). Beyond the aforementioned quantitative findings, qualitative research suggests that fraternity culture includes group norms that reinforce within-group attitudes perpetuating sexual coercion against women. These cultural norms have the potential toexert powerful influences on men’s behavior (Boswell & Spade; 1996).
The cites for the Bleeker and Boeringer papers are:
Bleeker, E. T., & Murnen, S. K. (2005). Fraternity membership, thedisplay of degrading sexual images of women, and rape myth acceptance. Sex Roles, 53,487–493.
Boeringer, S. B. (1999). Associations of rape-supportive attitudes with fraternal and athletic participation. Violence Against Women, 5(1),81–90.
I don't spend enough (or any) time reading gender studies-based journals like these, so couldn't tell you what their impact factors or general reputation in academia are.
Is it really that hard to believe that centers of alcohol-soaked parties and hyper bro-ness might have a statistical uptick in sexual misconduct towards women? Wouldn't it be kinda shocking if that weren't true under the circumstances?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Sweet! Great sweatshirt.||
Stop worrying about your body image and get the damned sweatshirt.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||That is genuinely TUE on OP's part||
totally unreasonable expectation.
|34 weeks 20 hours ago||I'll go to my grave||
thinking Devin would have been an All-American/high NFL draft type QB with better coaching and a functional OL.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||This is a serious pet peeve of mine, too.||
I used to do cancer research. If someone asks me to explain why a certain cancer happens, I can sit there and explain how the normal process of cell division went awry, how the normal checks in the cell cycle were subverted by an mutation in a tumor suppressor or how an oncogene gets turned on, etc. So there is some explanation for how such a thing happens.
No one ever replies to this by saying "So you're JUSTIFYING my mother dying of cancer??"
Huh? An explanation is over in that corner. A justification is over in that other corner. I never get why people have trouble telling the difference between the two.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not going to tell you||
how long I looked before realizing what the deal was.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||In all seriousness, how much of a setback was this?||
To the game of football, I mean. Like, decades? Or only years?
This was like trying to watch two straight guys compete in figure skating. Hey-yooooo....
|37 weeks 6 days ago||So, it's kinda like||
she's aware, but not fully aware.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Damn, this is a preachy post.||
They're just people, yo.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||3. .......||
|39 weeks 6 days ago||This is a good idea||
even without the praying part.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||He's not apologizing for being optimistic.||
He's apologizing for not knowing how to have a conversation with people who disagree without being a dick.
At least that's my interpretation.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Denard mashup vid posted at NFL.com||
Go to the link below and look for the "Week 7: Denard Robinson Highlights" vid. Most of the better plays are in there.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Dogs, man.||
Is it the way they can't hide their emotions? The loyalty? The unconditional affection?
Short lives, but they dig into you. Deep.
|41 weeks 2 hours ago||Yes!||