I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|10 hours 56 min ago||I think it's safe to say||
the living would envy the dead.
|16 hours 12 min ago||My main takeaway point||
Rosenberg is only 5'2"? Hah!
As for people who incessantly complain about the site, I'd like to complain about them, and also the people who complain about them.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Invictus was a great movie||
but I'd suggest to anyone who enjoyed it to watch the ESPN 30-for-30 documentary "The 16th Man" (rugby is 15 a side, so this is equivalent to a "12th man" moniker for US football). It covers the same subject matter but in many ways is even more fascinating because you're hearing from the actual players. Embedded below.
Probably as great a historical example of how one man used sports to help unite a nation as there ever was, and maybe ever will be. South Africa was very, very lucky to have him.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I'm positive she wants an iDrone from the Apple store.||
By "positive" I mean "wildly optimistic for no apparent reason."
|3 days 14 hours ago||May I suggest||
we use this opportunity of a doomed thread to re-air grievances over the RR firing? Maybe we can all reach an agreement this time.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I'm not a lawyer, so boil it down for me.||
Does this mean the judge thinks it OK to fire Borges?
Oh wait, I am a lawyer...
|5 days 14 hours ago||It was a coin flip no matter what.||
There is no magical 2-point conversion play. It's a 50-50 proposition more or less and what can you do, they made a good break on the ball and pressured DG so he couldn't wait for Gallon to break open. That play had a decent chance, give them credit for doing their homework and getting set up well in the timeout. I'd love to see us switch up our look after the timeout just to fuck with them, but that's all game theory and there's no way to know.
Our chances of winning in OT were something substantially less than 50-50, for at least these reasons:
1. Hyde/Miller gashing us mercilessly
2. No Gibbons
3. Our best player is on one leg
Right decision to go for it, and in 10 parallel universes, running the exact same play, we win that game in 5 of them. Unfortunately, we're all living in one of the other 5.
|5 days 16 hours ago||There is a genuine chance that Auburn jumps OSU||
in the BCS even if human voters keep OSU at No.2. The computers love Auburn, and if the human vote gets a little closer with an unimpressive OSU win vs. Sparty and a great Auburn performance vs. Missouri, then it's probably Auburn-FSU in the title game. Frankly, I think Sharp's got it about right. What has OSU done to make anyone think they're the 3rd best team in the nation? They just squeaked by in a game in which they were a 16-point favorite with a generous bit of help from the replay official, an injury to Michigan's best player, and a 50/50 result on the game's final play. Even No.8 might be generous.
|6 days 13 hours ago||It isn't.||
You don't count that on the stat sheet, anyway. Check out the box scores.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Huh? What INT?||
32/45, 71% completions, no picks, one completely unbelievable horseshit fumble call that is on the replay official, not Gardner.
|6 days 14 hours ago||He sure as hell didn't fumble today||
The B1G needs to explain the instant replay decision.
Anyway, 32/45 for 451 yds., 4 TDs, no INTs, that is one of the greatest individual performances in Michigan history.
Greater than Biakbutuka's individual performance in '95? I don't know, maybe. Put the '95 defense behind Gardner today and we win easily.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Huh?||
I guess he was supposed to throw the ball away?
|6 days 14 hours ago||Devin Gardner's day was every bit as epic as Biakbutuka's||
No, we didn't get the win, but that was one dude putting the whole team on his back for 60 minutes and playing out of his mind. Goddamnit, he deserved to get that win. What a performance.
Borges did a great job, too. He has to go, but he deserves a pat on the back for that gameplan.
|6 days 17 hours ago||I concur.||
Fuck 'em. They've got 11, we've got 11, let's just go win the goddamned thing. We've got the talent to do it.
|1 week 14 hours ago||You guys are soooooo gloomy||
You obviously haven't been listening to the press conferences. According to both Hoke and the OCs, we are totally undefeated in practice this year. We always have a great week.
Just because we'll probably lose in the The Game doesn't take away the FIVE wins we've already racked up this week alone.
|1 week 5 days ago||Jeebus.||
|1 week 6 days ago||So the Baylor-OSU (NNTOSU) game just tweaked a pet peeve||
Because Brent Musburger just watched a punt where the OSU player stepped into the endzone trying to knock the ball back into the field of play, and despite Herbie correctly pointing out that the ball broke the plane of the goal line (which is the only thing you care about under college rules), Brent decides to point out that "and of course, his [the gunner trying to down the ball] foot was in the endzone."
How many college football games has Brent Musburger watched? How many have most play-by-play men called and still completely flub the college rule and think its important where the player is, as opposed to the ball? This drives me nuts, mostly because I'd just like professional broadcasters to, you know, learn the basic rules of the game they're calling.
I'm in a grumpy mood. OSU (NNTOSU) is helping OSU (YTOSU) to add insult to today's injury.
|1 week 6 days ago||Baylor evidently runs for 300 yds/game||
How come that doesn't qualify them for MANBALL status?
|1 week 6 days ago||RichRod should have had 5 years||
and so should Hoke, even though i don't think he deserves it. A college coach in all fairness should get that long to construct a roster that is entirely his own.
|1 week 6 days ago||Brandon is not the CEO.||
He is not responsible for the day-to-day performance of the football team. His only responsibility is to decide who the CEO is. He's the Chairman of the Board.
|1 week 6 days ago||Totally agree.||
LOL at Ohio St. You're not fooling anyone, Urban, what with your "scoring points" and "winning."
|1 week 6 days ago||Upvote||
Goddamn it, I need an upvote button for moments like these. Gardner's got courage and willingness to be accountable. He sets an example the coaches should follow.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wait, are you saying||
it's easier to score points against bad defenses than good defenses?
You just blew my mind. From now on, any offense that performs less well against top defenses than against shitty defenses shall be deemed conceptually invalid.
|1 week 6 days ago||Damon=Gardner||
It's not your fault, Devin. It's not your fault. You didn't sign up for this coaching staff. The staff you signed up for is up 21-9 on No. 5 Oregon right now.
|1 week 6 days ago||Meanwhile, in Tuscon...||
RichRod inherited a talentless 4-8 tire fire of a program in Arizona a year and half ago, and he's out there beating the the No. 5 team in the country as I'm sitting here writing this.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm going to guess||
the answer is Climax, MI. I'd get pretty sick of discussing it, too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Woodley was a second round pick.||
Steelers got him with the 46th overall pick.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Get the Hello post ready||
Curious to know how many stars she is. What's the upshot for the rest of the class?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Very interesting stuff.||
Just not much you can do scheme-wise when you can't block the interior or protect the pocket.
I suspect at the end of the day Holgorsen has some credibility in the account from the past couple of years that he can fall back on now. Very tough to say there's a scheme issue with a guy who has shown the ability to give his side the proverbial "decided schematic advantage."
When was the last time we watched a Michigan game and thought our OC was just plain outfoxing the other guys? Maybe for a brief glimpse at the end of 2011, and in the bowl against South Carolina, which I thought was Borges' best game plan to date, but that's about it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus, where to even start with this?||
How about just No. 3, because it's the easiest to swat with some numbers.
With a small but ugly sample in 2009, people were asking if Denard could even be a college QB. Look at the improvement under RR from 2009 to 2010, then the regression each year under "Borgess" (what, is he dating Funchess or something?)
Comp %: 45.2 to 62.5 under RR, then drops to 55.0, then drops to 53.3. Regression.
YPA: 6.1 to 8.8 under RR, then drops to 8.4, then drops to 7.9. Regression.
TD/Int: 0.5 to 1.64 under RR, then drops to 1.33, then drops to 1.00.
Like you, I am disappoint. I am disappoint that my favorite Michigan player of all time didn't have a better OC.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's the answer||
it doesn't matter what the question is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I believe Notre Dame was his second game.||
Even in that game, they seemed to have pulled themselves together after the ASU debacle. But they're not up one week, down the next, they're playing consistently better than in the first half of the season. It suggests coaches are getting more from the players.
USC deserved to win tonight's game. They made the plays at the end that Stanford didn't make. We're dreaming of playing well enough to be in a position where being "fortunate" means a win over a top 5 team.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ed O should change his name to Serv-Pro||
"Serv-Pro: Like Kiffin Never Even Happened"
A testament to the power of upgrading your coaching, even midseason. That is not the same team that dumped games to Wash St. and ASU. The improvement is stunning.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I have zero problem with the 4th-and-2 decision||
despite losing a lot of faith in Hoke this season, I'm totally in his corner on that one. Never a need to apologize for being aggresive and playing to win. Play to win, man. Wasn't crazy about running into the short side of the field, but yeah, different issue.
Getting the field goal team on for the fire drill kick was the best execution on a play I've seen all year. It was the first time I thought "Holy shit, they look like they practiced that a million times." Great job by players and coaches alike.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Whoa.||
You just blew my mind.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Manual upvote.||
You did it. You found the impossible silver lining.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Um....||
no, it isn't, not even slightly.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||*sigh*||
Oh well. Seems like an awesome kid and wish him well.
Is anything good going to happen the rest of this season?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Insane is overdoing it||
Agree with you there, but the football head injury problem isn't necessarily a college/NFL problem. It's not even necessarily a concussion problem, which seems to be almost entirely lost in the coverage. If you get a chance, go back and watch the Frontline documentary from a few weeks ago. I think the take-away was largely directed to the unsavory behavior of the NFL, but the more important story to me was that the early studies are pointing to the link of "sub-concussive" collisions to CTE, and they specifically addressed the Pop Warner level players as being particularly susceptible to those impacts because of their developing brains.
10 years from now, I think we'll come to the conclusion concussions were a bit of a red herring; the everyday impacts that don't cause concussions are the real story where CTE is concerned, and that's a big issue when we're talking about little kids banging heads for even a few seasons.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Legal advice: hire Jackie Chiles.||
"Minus 48 yards rushing? A Michigan team? Borges' excuses are ridiculous. Preposterous. Mendacious. OUTRAGEOUS."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I confess||
I'm too traumatized to read the post-mortem or watch the accompanying video. I just played the 17 second Denard clip 3 times and called it quits.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't even say "Coincidental" would be accurate.||
Accurate would be if the song was called "Shit Happens."
Then again, isn't the song actually ironic in the meta sense that a song about purportedly ironic scenarios turn out to be not the least bit ironic?
No, wait, "Shit Happens" still seems better to me.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Bobby Williams.||
He has the bonus of coming with a pre-made "Fire Bobby Williams" website, thus saving us the effort of having to make one ourselves.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, he meant USC||
I attended all three of those Rose Bowls in the 2003-6 stretch, and our offense went up and down the field on Texas. Against USC, we just went down.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He'll love Michigan||
especially when he hears about the Cheesecake Factory offense he inherits.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I agree.||
We should conduct a wide search.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You're correct.||
This was the subject of an article here and there in 2011. They're taught to watch the receiver's eyes and rake their arms as soon as they see the hands spread for the ball. Plenty of NFL players do the same thing with a lot of success.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He sounds more like Baghdad Bob to me||
i.e. totally divorced from reality.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||29 for 22||
Is the new 27 for 27.
Add it to the flag. Never forget.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I couldn't make it through the whole 49 seconds||
Because I cringe too much when things get really awkward. This is why I have trouble getting through episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, even though I love the show.
Drunk as a skunk.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I grew up in Houston and worked there after college.||
There's a reason Houston in featured in just about every property law textbook in the US: it's the only city with a population > 500,000 in the US with essentially no zoning laws.
So if you really, really enjoy visiting strip malls, strip clubs, and have always wanted to experience the ultimate in zero walkability, you're going to love it.
I do recommend trying Goode Co. for excellent mesquite-grilled meaty fare.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||By "Ohio" I assume you mean Ohio University.||
Cause the idea that we could beat that other Ohio is hilarious.
While we're fantasizing, yes, it does kinda save the season in a way, unless it leads to retaining Borges et al., in which case it's the worst thing that could happen to us the rest of the year.
EDIT: I totally take back what I said above. I just checked, and Ohio U beat Akron 43-3. They would fucking beat our asses. My apologies to their fine program. Hail, Bobcats.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||How can this thread still be alive?||
Well hell, if all bets are officially off, let's start a political discussion about the religious views of people such as Ace Williams and, while we're at it, ourselves.
Also, let's discuss the Rich Rodriguez era.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||We're only +3??||
Damn, take that action while it's still available. That line should be UM +7 by Wednesday. NW is only 0-5 in the B1G, it's not like they're, you know, 0-6 or something bad. Taking NW and giving 3 points is stealing.
If this line were an NFL team, it would be the Stealers.
If this line were a male model look, it would be Blue Steal.
If this line were a superhero, it would be The Man of Steal.
I could go on. I'm depressed.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||To be honest||
After the two burned downs on 1st and 2nd down after getting the muffed punt at the N26, I don't remember what else happened. I was too apoplectic in the direction of Borges by then. And Hoke... who should have put on a headset and told his OC "Al, we've together a long time and I love you, but if you burn two downs with no-chance running plays, you clear out your office by morning."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You noticed that too, huh?||
We're pretty much No. 1 in the country if you only count practice. We always bring our A game. According to Hoke, we're undefeated Monday through Friday.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It worked the first time||
and didn't work the second, which seemed like it was run only a few plays later out of the same look. But at least it was new.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Arizona right back in it.||
Great game. I love being on the west coast where I can stay up for these things I used to miss :)
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In fairness to our guys||
their guys look like they've been coached.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It really is fun to watch||
Just attack, attack, attack, never stop pressuring the defense with base plays and constraints for everything to keep them from cheating. What I love about it is that it's got a defined philosophy. I like that about Stanford and Alabama, too, not just spread teams-- I like when there's a commitment to a philosophy and some evidence that offensive football is not just isolated plays.
I was thinking about all that when I read postgame comments from Nebraska defenders describing how they always knew what was coming. Jeebus.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Improved.||
At least I haven't seen some jackhole wish a heart attack on the dude like I saw last week.
I wish him good health and happiness. Wish he'd go ahead and resign, though.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This right here.||
Can we turn this comment into an auto-reply for any posting of Borges apologists, especially those blaming our woes on "youth"?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No one should blame him.||
In the old days, they called it "shell-shocked." Now it's known as "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
And that kid has it. He looks like a shattered player.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes!||
First time I've smiled in the last, oh, four hours or so.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Also||
Each game we lose gives us a better draft position for next year!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In!||
During the RR debate and "The Process" in 2010/11, I kept saying that the rule should be a head coach gets 5 years, so they can have a team with 100% of their own recruits. I think RR would eventually have thrived (including in 2011), but I'm not going to change the rule now. Hoke should get 5 years.
But Borges, my chubby friend, you don't got to go home, but you do got to get up and the f**k outta here, dog.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone ever seen the movie "Galipoli"?||
That's our offense. Some idiot in the officer corps blows a whistle, and the poor damn foot soldiers get sent out of the trenches, running in a straight line to be gunned down en masse without a hope in the world. They lost confidence in their leadership. So has this team.
And I don't blame them a bit. They're talented players and good young men, and they deserve better.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Remember when this blog||
had a "Brady Hoke Poops Gold" meme going on?
Yeah. Twasn't gold, just lucky as shit.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Love the guy.||
But the answer is yes.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I love Hoke.||
Love how he recruits and represents the program off the field.
But running a big-time BCS conference program is not for everybody. He's a good, solid mid-major coach.
Out of his element.
In over his head.
You've lost me coach. And from the looks of things, you've lost the players, too.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Serenity now. Serenity now. Serenity now.||
Do we still have RichRod's number? Haha. Ha. Ha. I'm such a kidder.
No, seriously, do we?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||At least in '08||
We came back and won... with about 30% of the talent that we have now. RR had no talent on that team, but at least he could get some yards with Xs and O's.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well, we're a long way from steak...||
...at this point, and if we lose today, we're more like "Finely Textured Beef." Better known as Pink Slime.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Um, no.||
We didn't beat ourselves. We didn't commit a single turnover until garbage time, when Devin could barely walk at that point. Yes, one bad snap and a couple of untimely penalties on offense, but even those might well be attributed to being mentally rattled by a superior opponent.
We got our asses kicked by a better team.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Bingo.||
When the scheme calls for Lewan to pass MSU's best defensive lineman to Fitz for a 1:1 block while Lewan blocks... nobody in particular... that's not putting your players in a position for their talent to succeed. I feel like that's a microcosm of the bigger problem. Talented players not being put in a position to maximize their success.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting history||
Failing to score a touchdown does not happen often to Michigan.
In recent history, it happened
Once in the 1970s
Five times between the years 1986 through 2011:
Not once during the 3-year RR era
And then... suddenly....
Four times in less than 2 full seasons:
2012 Notre Dame
Coincidence? Stochastic? Or.... yeah. Not a coincidence.
(Credit to Rivals for the complete list going back to 1950: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1569935)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||And you do understand||
that the Sparty D was phenomenal in 2011 when it was mostly sophomores (this year's seniors)? Dantonio's staff takes lesser players and develops them faster and better. To quote Bum Phillips' famous line about Don Shula,
"He can take his'n, beat your'n, or take your'n, beat his'n."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Feels a lot like this.||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How the hell||
did a Craigslist spambot manage to create an account and post? The incoherent string of words is a dead giveaway this was not written by an actual person. The weird thing is, it doesn't tell me how I can make $7,000/month working from home only an hour or two a day.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This is a disgusting comment.||
Go for a walk and get some air, dude.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Get the Funk outta here.||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Mack Brown.||
That's the only guy in the country who has a comparable gulf between recruiting ability (A+) and player development (F).
I love Hoke. Class guy, likeable, good priorities, outstanding representative of the University of Michigan.
But he's in over his head right now. Two weeks to prepare... and we get that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Amen.||
You said it all, bro.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Jeebus, man||
remind me to keep an eye out for more of your posts. You wrote the hell out of that. Nice work!
We'll see how attached Hoke is to Borges and Funk if all that stellar recruiting isn't turning into B1G championships in the next couple years. I can't imagine Brandon lets that marriage go on without an intervention if the results aren't matching the considerable top-to-bottom talent.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This was a great excuse||
to go back and watch this. One of the all-time greats. 65-toss power trap at 2:30, but the whole thing is worth watching.
RIP Coach Stram. Keep matriculatin' that ball down the field.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Stretch right.||
1 yard. Borges says "to hell with this" and opens it up the rest of the game. Devin throws 5 TDs and 5 pick-sixes. We finish with 1 rushing attempt for 1 yard. We win in overtime.
Meme for next week: 1 for 1.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Whenever I give up entirely on Borges||
he pulls a gameplan out of a hat that impresses me. Do you think he kept a copy of the South Carolina plan in his desk? Cause that was pretty sweet against a top-shelf defense with great athletes all over the field. Mixed it up on 1st down, spread it around but still got Gallon the most targets, timely quick hitting Denard runs when they were off balance, that was good stuff.
I'm telling myself that with the bye week, he'll put something together like that. This is how I get through my day. Barely.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||If you haven't seen this much pessimism||
about a non-RR Michigan team, you don't remember the lead-up to the Cap One Bowl vs. The Florida Tebows. I have never seen such a consensus from the Michigan fanbase that we were going to get spanked. Which made the result all the more glorious.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Incorrect.||
They need to attack a group of nerdy kids and before they can be real Staee fans. Until then, they're just little poseurs.
Also, they must have an older, smarter, more successful brother.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I was a hardcore Michigan fan for 25+ years||
before I ever enrolled as a student. I videotaped every Michigan game that was on TV (not that many, considering I grew up in Texas). When I finally enrolled at Michigan at age 31, it didn't kick me up a notch of fandom or earn me status as an "official" Michigan fan (or Michigan Man). I had already earned that with every bit of joy ("Goodbye... Hello, Heisman!") and suffering (Kordell to Westbrook arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh) I'd been through as a result of living and dying Maize and Blue.
I've been "we" since age 5, man. I got 99 claims to Michigan fandom, and the degree ain't one. But I do like the way it looks on the wall. Mahogany frame, ya'll.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||How was it a troll question?||
I don't get the negs, the OP's question is something a lot of us have asked ourselves at one time or another.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Whether it's Dantonio or Narduzzi||
somebody in that program is doing some serious player development with unheralded defensive recruits. You have to be a homer of the highest order not to recognize that they've been doing more with less for an impressive string here, which is totally against the tide of the program's historical pattern of one up, one down and such.
I think Narduzzi knows this offseason is the year to leave. He's losing serious talent next year, so now's the time to take the best available offer. Dantonio will be around for a while, maybe until he nabs that elusive BCS bowl. I wonder how much having the personality of an average disgruntled postal worker has reduced his opportunities to move up to something better.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Desmond probably doesn't win the Heisman in '91||
but for Alexander's knee injury in the opener vs. BC that year. The two of them together in '91, though, would have been ridiculous-- would that have been the only time we've had two first round NFL draft picks starting at WR at the same time? I don't remember if Alexander started on the '90 team.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yikes.||
The PSU cadaver gets uglier the more you dissect.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The problem||
is that 27 for 27 in that particular game isn't misleading at all, it's perfectly indicative of return on investment we were getting throughout the game. It wasn't a final total skewed by a sudden downgrade in rushing yards per attempt in the handful of cases where there was an argument to be made (by some) to go 100% Martyball.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Word.||
That's all. Word.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I am proceeding to walk the dog.||
He was getting pretty insistent anyway.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So is trying to spell Sisyphean||
BOOM! Spelling Nazi'd!
I kid. I kid because I love. I'm a little sour on Borges post PSU but he has put together some great work here and there. I thought the South Carolina gameplan was nothing short of brilliant.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Had me, then he lost me...||
"Maybe I should take a break from these boards, from these sites, and let it just degrade into idiocracy."
Jeebus, speaking of "unentitled arrogance"... so Space Coyote is the only thing standing heroically like the lonely protester in Tiananmen Square between the ignorant hordes and a civilized, entertaining, informative MGoBlog? Gee, whatever you do, don't shrug, Mr. Atlas. I enjoy the content of most of SC's posts, but could we just get the guy a cross so he can climb up and nail himself to it?
This just in: the internet is full of stupid people making inane comments. You can:
A. Try to argue with each and every one of them until they are swayed by your eminent reason
B. Post good, solid comments and let them stand on their own merit. Paraphrasing both Portia in the Merchant of Venice and Willy Wonka, "So shines a good [internet comment] in a weary world." Just post, let it suffer the slings and arrows, and quit trying to win every pissing contest.
C. Turn off the computer and go walk the dog. That's what I do when I occasionally see someone characterize "Godfather III" as a worthy finale. Fuck you, no it wasn't, Coppola made it for the money, and it sucked.
Also, I really dig the Simpson's avatar you (Space Coyote) post with, so I hope to keep seeing it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yikes||
You're tough on your family, dude. Cut the old man a break, it's not easy raising kids.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"My fellow Americans...||
"Our long national nightmare is over."
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You're right.||
A better defense would have held Purdue to negative points.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||We'll be fine. No need to panic||
until the first time we see a stretch run into an 8-man front. Then, this:
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Why all the hand-wringing over Ohio?||
I learned from many a contentious MGoBlog thread during the RR era that:
1. spread offenses will never work in the B1G, because defenses are too physical
2. running spread will make your defense soft and sucky
Given that Urban runs a spread at Ohio, I assume they must be struggling. Not only will they have difficulty scoring points, the defense will stink. Urban, freshen up that CV, you're on the hot seat my man. Presumably. I only watch Michigan, so I haven't been following. Are they sucking really bad, or really really bad?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"Coach Pelini, the AD would like to have a word..."||
"... so if you could just get off the team bus now, that'd be greaaaaaat."
Bo gets the Kiffin Experience. Ouch. At least Nebraska will win TWIS. That's one win for the week.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I am the only one who noticed the deep pass to Bell||
was probably incomplete? The announcers totally missed it.. if you go back and look at the low-angle replay, Bell didn't catch it cleanly and was still flailing at it when he hit the ground. Couldn't see the opposite field angle to be sure, but it's a pet peeve of mine when announcers ignore what the screen is showing...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You haven't?||
The lisfranc injury is considered so threatening to a player's career it's seldom mentioned in the press without the word "dreaded" in front of it. A couple of links:
Decent medical description here:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes and no.||
in 2011, 43% of college football programs in FBS failed to turn a profit. There are only a handful that could be termed "cash cows." Even the profitable programs, for the most part, can't make up the shortfall in the other sports, so as a result, year in and year out you're talking ~20 athletic programs in Div IA that at least break even. The most recent numbers I could find were 2009 (14% broke even) and 2010 (22% broke even).
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take Anal Bum Cover for $500||
Suck it Trebek.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Giving up 500+ yards and 47 points to Indiana||
pretty much qualifies as "total failure." The only thing that worked defensively all day was dislocating Roberson's thumb at the end-- but for that, there's a decent chance we lose the game.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Can we play Indiana every week?||
Cause that's a pretty good offensive gameplan.
Seriously, I think we saw a different philosophy out there yesterday. When he actually threw on 3rd and long when we were trying to run the clock out (hitting the pass to Funchess) I cackled with knowing glee. Maybe it was a nail in the coffin of the Borges' Marty Schottenheimer play-not-to-lose doppelganger.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Someone please explain||
the thinking with the constant DL subsitutions. Under ordinary circumstances, you bring a DL out for a few plays to give them a rest, for the most part, or when you're taking a lineman off the field to add someone to the back-seven. Mattison indicated that it's most to "keep people fresh."
Sorry for the dumb question, but isn't a full 30-yard sprint to and from the sidelines a greater expenditure of energy for those 280 lbs.-300 lbs dudes than just staying out there for an extra play or two? Doesn't it just make them more tired sprinting back and forth, particularly against a hurry-up team when they can't just leisurely jog on/off?
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||This is a total remake of a movie I've seen||
Except that one was in 2010, and instead of reshuffling offensive linemen in a panicky attempt to salvage a looming disaster we all knew was coming despite a 5-1 start, Michigan was reshuffling defensive backs in a panicky attempt to salvage a looming disaster we all knew was coming despite a 5-1 start.
I hate remakes.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||The odds are pretty good.||
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I break this out from time to time||
this seems like one of those times.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I thought one of the more remarkable bits of the documentary||
was Goodell in front of Congress a few years ago, denying up and down that there was any link between concussions and CTE. They made a dead-on analogy in the doc: he looked just like the tobacco execs denying that nicotine was addictive. Terrible optics for the league.
For the people who chalk up the NFL's position to limited data available at the time, it should be pointed out that the NFL maintains that same position today: there is no linkage between playing football and CTE. That's also true for the $765M settlement in the lawsuit, which admits nothing. At some point, though, I suspect the league will decide opposing the concussion-CTE link isn't worthwhile, and that the truly scary research (in terms of damage to their business, not just health issues) will focus on repetitive sub-concussive hits and CTE, especially in youth players with developing brains.
The lawyer in me understands the instinctive reaction of the NFL's counsel (including Paul Clement, who the documentary didn't mention was the former solicitor general of the US), which is deny, deny, deny. There's the old saying, if someone accuses you of shooting their dog, your defense is (1) I didn't shoot your dog (2) your dog was never shot (3) you never had a dog.
I do think they've seen the writing on the wall, though, and are serious about trying to prevent the headhunting. That drove me crazy when it started (especially since they seemed to be particularly enforcing the rule against my Steelers) but I've really come around to their side. If anything, they need to keep going, and suspect they will.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Holy crap||
This is an amazing game!
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Well then put Nate Silver on the committee||
he'll even tell you who's going to win the playoff after it's selected, and the score of every game.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Upvote-by-reply||
Becase these are dark times on MGoBlog and I can't do it via drop-down menu. What is the football experience case for Condi Rice? I'm seriously asking. I've been a devoted fan and student of football history since I was about 6 and started getting library books like "NFL's Greatest Games". Can I be on the committee?
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||What exactly||
are those football credentials?
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Did someone say high horse?||
Cue WMU's Buster the Baked Bronco. That is one seriously high horse, man.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Dude.||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||According to Rivals||
Blackmon is "arguably the top shooter in the entire class of 2014."
Um.... yes please.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'd kinda like to see a prequel spinoff||
So we can follow how the hell Gus built his empire, starting with his life in Chile. Always kinda fascinated by that guy. And we'd get to see more of Mike in that series. And possibly learn the secret recipe for the Pollos Hermanos.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I was watching some of the marathon over the weekend||
and thought one of the best lines in the whole show was back in the first season.
Walt: "this guy (Crazy 8)... does he have... a violent nature?"
Jessie: "Well, he did try to kill both of us yesterday, so there's that."
This show may never get the credit it deserves for being as funny as it was at times.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It turned out Walter White||
was a champion roller skater and he totally went all 70s disco Rollerball on those Nazi dudes.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Glad you brought that up.||
So many great examples of the creative points of view created by the cinematographer throughout the story. I'd have to go back and look at it again to pull the best examples, but I'm thinking of the various shots that were from fixed-cameras to moving objects with a frenetic editing style behind it. The coup de grace was the final shot, where we see Walt collapsing in the reflection from the stainless steel tank.
And there were so many times they captured the beauty of the desert. And the colors.. the red soles of Lydias shoes, the bright yellow hazmat suits, the snobby beige wonderland of the Schwartzes birthday party, to the crystal blue of Walt's meth. Man. Colors, colors everywhere. Not to mention the color of money.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Totally disagree.||
The trend for "epic finales" is to introduce ambiguity (Sopranos is an example)-- I loved the fact Gilligan was willing to commit to a narrative that was an actual ending instead of just the last show. That means closing family business, so to speak. I thought it was highly satisfying, and I didn't see anyone on the board (or anywhere else) predicting he'd hand over his remaining millions to the Schwartzes. Of all the people that could have been targeted with the ricin, I never saw the speculation pointing in Lydia's direction. All in all, brilliantly executed, right down to the smile on Walt's face in the final shot.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Like/Love all of those||
But this was better, in my opinion, and not a tough call at that. Plus, the balls that it takes to actually write a fitting ending (as opposed to just a final episode) to an epic tale is something more writers ought to be willing to do.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Very cool...||
Just have so much admiration for the writing. I'd like to go back and watch the whole thing again with all the inside notes and references this time. Thanks for pointing this one out.
Vince Gilligan just put it into context... Walt died with his "precious." He was smiling the same smile that Gollum had when he was falling back into Mt. Doom...
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Perfect.||
Thank god they didn't go with a vague question mark ending. They picked an ending and went with it. The closed the accounts. The only thing I want to know...
Is Marie still shoplifting? Bitches be crazy.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||+ 1,000,000||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Introducing...||
Lane Kiffen, next head coach of the New York Jets.
Seriously, I don't know to whom the man sold his soul, but assuming it's the devil, then give the latter his due: he keeps finding plum coaching positions for this douchebag, no matter how miserable a head coach he proves himself to be.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So true.||
A variation I learned a long time ago: "For every hot girl, there's a bored guy."
Interpretation one: beauty is skin deep.
Interpretation two: men are bastards.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||You said it||
before I could. "Alleged"? WTF?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Three answers||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I assume that 7||
comes on a 40-plus yd. Gardner draw. Cause otherwise, it's a bit optimistic.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I miss his offensive creativity||
but I don't miss the way he tears into his players on the sideline. He is absolutely ripping into his QB after what looked like a smart throwaway without any good options. Sheesh, he is about to bust a blood vessel. He's going full Brian Kelly right now.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Thank god there's no sun.||
Those helmets would be blinding. Why has CFB turned into a bunch of raccoons? Always with those shiny things....
|9 weeks 6 days ago||If you have to ask...||
you probably answered your own question.
There were no RR comments until you just made one. Since you brought it up, I'm rooting for Arizona just cause I wish the dude well.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||And yet...||
... here you are. You just can't quit us, cowboy.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||More on giraffes||
Raptor's giraffe gif got me in the mood for this. Wish there was a YouTube version so I could embed, but this is worth a click. You'll never look at a giraffe the same way again.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||There are already plenty of amateur agents causing headaches||
and complaining about playing time and this and that. They're called "parents". Or in the SEC, it's usually some "Uncle" so-and-so.
It's America. If you want the advice of a professional, you should be able to seek it out anytime you want it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There can be only one, Highlander.||
But I'm sure you knew that.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||holy crap||
I pulled an abdominal muscle laughing at this.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||This is not a bad idea||
Though in practice, I'm more likely to go "IV, V, V again because it's so good, and... I'm done." But I'll try.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Someone please||
tell me how to react.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Godfather III||
Pisses me off that it ever got made and tainted the memory of I and II. Coppola admitted he did it just for the money. How dare he. How dare he.
Also, Star Wars prequels.
Also, [BREAKING BAD SPOILER ALERT] when Walt shot Mike.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously, thank you.||
If you started a "MGoDigest" newsletter, I'd subscribe in a heartbeat. This is exactly the kind of executive summary I need. I can't wait around for Unverified Voracity, the world moves too fast.
Also, +1 for each use of "umbrage."
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Link||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Oh yeah.||
The 9am kickoffs for college and 10am kickoffs for NFL has been phenomenal. Sunday and Monday night football over by 9pm. I can never go back to waiting around all morning for games to start-- that seems post-apocalypse to me now. The living envy the dead.
But I do miss the ability to jump into a good MGoBlog meltdown in real time. Just don't get home early enough.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||As a new transplant from Eastern time zone to Pacific||
I wish to complain that epic board meltdowns like yesterday's high drama are not convenient for those of us 3 hours behind. I missed all the good stuff until it was too late to contribute to the meltdown, or even follow what the hell happened (what the hell did happen?). I'm out here in SF Bay area talking to myself on most late nights.
In short, I hate it when I miss the good stuff. This is the worst thing that's happened since I was out of town and missed the whole RDT scandal.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The implications of Brian's post||
are a couple of orders of magnitude more frightening than the "our OL sucks!" theme (yes, theme, not meme) that dominated the postgame chatter.
Non-sequitur: was anyone able to hear the UConn fan trash talking Gardner on the ABC feed in the second half of the broadcast? "You're a terrible passer! You couldn't hit a barn! A barn!" over and over. The thing was, on the limited data sample of that game, he was right.
Non-sequitur turns out to not be a non-sequitur: If your QB can't hit open short and intermediate routes on a given night, I'm not sure that such a thing as constraint plays can exist in any part of your offense. Even Air Force or other teams that throw basically never at least have the credible threat of being able to step back and hit a wide open receiver.
Devin was so completely rattled in this game I think there's a cascade effect through Borges' head. Fuck, my QB is totally off. Fuck, look for Plays That Might Work. Fuck, forgot to run those counters/constraint plays to punish the defense for how they're playing my Plays That Might Work. Woo-hoo, Desmond Morgan World's Greatest Athlete! We're saved!
I don't know, man. I had a game plan for this post, but Brian rattled the hell out of me with the implication that our offensive braintrust isn't being trustworthy with their brains.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Just to pull myself and a few others back from the ledge||
you might get a bit of perspective if you tune in to ESPN2 right now for the BYU-Utah game. I know I did (after posting about 5-6 angry postgame posts). There is a kid who is laying motionless on the field and replays showed his head/neck being driven into the turf. I'm watching it now and I'm suddenly less concerned with the performance of Michigan.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Word.||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||8-4?||
That'd seriously be awesome now that we know what we've got. I'd take 8-4 in a heartbeat if it were on the table right now.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wait...||
good snowflake or bad snowflake?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||We did not win RR's first game.||
We lost to what turned out to be an undefeated Utah team by 2. In retrospect, it might have been the most impressive performance that year considering the opponent.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously, man||
Blow it out your ass. RR had teams with half as much talent that had more heart than this one. 2008 vs. Wisconsin, 2009 vs. Indiana and Notre Dame plus a valiant 4th Q comeback at Sparty to push into OT in a tropical storm, 2010 vs. Notre Dame on the road, those players played with a lot of guts and scrap.
This team has way more talent and looks like they can barely be bothered to show up for the non-marquee games.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Our 4-0 record to start 2009||
was far less misleading than our current 4-0.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I was lucky to be there for so many of these moments||
The WMU debut in 2009, the UConn game when we knew he was going to be a very special QB, and that Bowling Green Measure Once Cut Twice game. But there was never quite a moment for me like that first play against WMU. What the video doesn't capture is how, just as he's turning it up the field and cutting off the block by the Mountain Goat and accelerating, right before the crowd decibels suddenly jump... there was this audible gasp, and I mean GASP, of 110k people.
I have never seen someone look like they were shot out of a cannon like that, ever. It was unreal, and for a moment, me and everyone else couldn't even get the stunned cheer out of throats. What a moment.
Whenever I question the decision I make 2-3 times a year to lay out around $700-800 to travel to Michigan for a game, I think of days like that, or UTL I, and think what those memories are worth to me over the rest of my life, and realize I'm getting a bargain. That was never more true than when 'Ol #16 was on the field.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I cannot believe||
that I've never seen that video before.
My list goes
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Well said man.||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Sack by Brandon Graham!||
Coming on the heels of the circus catch by Avant... Michigan getting a lot of mentions all of a sudden.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Nov. 19th, 2004||
A day that shall live in infamy, until it got better. I'm at a Pistons game, way the hell up in the nosebleeds, and this Pacers fan in the row behind us is just non-stop the whole-freaking-game with the stupidest, most annoying, loud, profane trash talk I've ever heard, all made much worse by the lousy performance by the Pistons. His trash talk doesn't let up even as the game devolves into garbage time, and Ben Wallace shoves Ron Artest in the dying moments of the game...
And yeah, then Malice at the Palace happened. And as soon as Artest ran into the stands after that fan, it was obvious to everyone that the Pacers season was fucked, including the idiot behind me. At that point, he starts wailing about how stupid his own team is... wish I could have been there after the suspensions were handed down. It made everything worth it.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Some stories||
cry out for visuals.
And this thumb from an earlier pageant, where she evidently was Miss Michigan:
|11 weeks 6 days ago||No idea man.||
But objectively, they appear to suck. Which is just 100% bad news for us.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||We got a gift on the PI||
I'd have been infuriated if they'd called flagged Michigan on anything like the PI on the pass to Butt in the endzone that was called on Akron, particularly when the officials swallowed the flag on the far, far more egregious PI on Jourdan Lewis earlier. It was a great defensive play by the Akron defender.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Polish it up good||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Saban has been game planning for a year.||
And his D gets shredded on the very first drive. Ouch, babe.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||WOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!||
WE DID IT BABY!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!! WE BEAT AKRON!!! WE BEAT.... uh... akron?
Never done this after a win, but I'm doing this....
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yikes, that is a lot of students dressed as empty seats||
I sign on to your rabble rabble
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Know Your Enemy||
"Don't kid yourself, Timmy. If he could, that Roo would kill you and everyone you care about."
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I predict everyone has fun tonight.||
Also, everyone Wang Chung tonight.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Pain?|
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Bold.||
Very bold. I like it.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||No AJ Williams?||
Seriously, get well young guy. Need you when the real season starts.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||So in other words||
he could start at WR for Sparty.
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||The problem is||
I want Alabama/Saban to get their comeuppance, but I also want Johnny Foosball to get his. The only way this turns out well for me is if A&M wins by something like 3-0, with Manziel throwing 6 picks but Alabama failing to capitalize on any of them.
Prognosis: not bloody likely.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||It's not like I put you in a gorilla suit.||
But if you want people to be nice to you, then stop trying to help old rich guys corner the frozen concentrated orange juice futures market using insider information. I really hate that.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Pretty sure you don't have to have a Cam Newton type year||
to be a projected first rounder, so I'm not sure who's expecting Gardner to have that kind of year. But we were looking for examples of inexperienced first-round QB picks.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Maybe in the SEC||
Given her support for things such as legalization of all drugs and prostitution. Plus, she did have a thing for young men. By "thing" I obviously mean "obsession."
But generally, coaches of team sports don't preach the virtue of selfishness. It typically doesn't go over well with teammates. Not only is it not good for team chemistry, it's not good strategy.
On the other hand, being a poor writer probably does make her a bit like most coaches who write books... (looking at you, Barry Switzer)
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm thinking Cam Newton||
unless we count his one year in junior college. But Devin's 5 games in B10 probably trump that. I think he has a lot to work on, too, but if the NFL tells him he'll be a 1st rounder, I just can't imagine he says no with all his security blankets on offense leaving anyway. Certainly hope I'm wrong, but in the meantime we need to get Morris some serious work whenever possible.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Did they even have enough players in those days||
to have a real depth chart? Hard to put in the backups when you don't, ya know, have those.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Uhhhhhhhhhhh.....||
No, she wouldn't.
Apart from, you know, not knowing about football, she wasn't remotely into the "THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM" thingie. Unless we change Bo's speech to "ME! ME! ME!"
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Michigan played a ton of freshmen in that game||
and they kept scoring. I believe Elvis Grbac was injured and Todd Collins was getting the start, but they were giving lots of PT to true frosh Mercury Hayes and Amani Toomer (both scored TDs IIRC) and the tailbacks went 4-deep. They put up 42 in the first half, but it wasn't exactly running it up to add 19 in the second (two missed xp's). By the end, Riemersma (this was before he was a TE) was throwing TDs to Toomer. I didn't think it was deliberate, they weren't keeping the starters out there.
But if anyone deserved it, John Jenkins did, apart from trying to lay 100 on a totally depleted SMU squad (they got to 95). After that game, he was quoted as saying "We've got dump trucks rolling up, we're breaking glass, kicking ass, and taking names, making women scream and babies cry, this is sweet." God, he was a douche. After the 61-7 final, he said "I guess Michigan's backups are better than our backups."
Yeah, I'd say the starters were a little better, too.
never a bad time for Wolverine Historian:
worth a few minutes of your time. Or at least skip to 5:12 and watch Derrick Alexander's brilliant reverse.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||You serious?||
If Gardner is back next year, something has gone very wrong with the remainder of the season. The kid has his degree, will have a year's worth of credits towards a master's, and will lose the best QB insurance policy in the nation in Lewan* along with his other starting tackle, so he'll be saying hello to raw bookends next year. Add to that the departure of psychic twin receiver in Gallon and the other most sure-handed receiver he's got in Dileo. Replacing them are... a receiver returning from a season-long injury and a guy he hasn't targeted once in two games.
Oh yeah, he very well might project to the first round of the NFL draft, a tenuous projection year-to-year for QBs. This year's first rounders have a way of becoming next year's mid-rounds.
Seriously, is anyone here delusional enough to think he would come back if he continues to perform at the level we saw last weekend? Under all of those circumstances? If you are, hey, more power to you, you're shockingly optimistic by Michigan fan standards.
I suspect this will be a semi-weekly thread topic pretty soon... but I can't figure out why.
*don't say "but Lewan stayed!"... while I was thrilled about it, his value isn't dependent on the team or circumstances around him the way a QB's value is. A great LT is a great LT on a crap team or a championship team, only an injury would change his value.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||If you go back and watch that first game||
It was no fluke. They could have lined up and played again the same day and A&M still would have won. You can't attribute it solely to an element of surprise or A&M's quick start; it was anyone's game in the second half, and A&M just flat out-played them when it mattered.
Manziel is putz, but he's a bad matchup for Bama. He'll get his points. The game's going to be decided by AJ McCarron and that miserable A&M defense.
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||One thing to remember about that Nebraska game||
was that as unprepared as he might have been for that stage, his offensive teammates seemed equally overwhelmed by the moment after Denard went down. The receivers, in particular, were awful. IIRC, the pick-six was a freak carom off a receiver who should have had a very makeable catch-- for a kid coming in cold like that, he never had a chance. He'll get some PT next year backing up Morris while Speight redshirts.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Da'Shawn's a cool cat||
But that ESPN talking head, he is just the whitest dude ever. I think I remember him from the Peppers interview or something.
Reminds me of...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||[INSERT FACEPALM PIC]||
Just adding a reminder to myself.
Alternatively, "THAT IS THE JOKE" with McBain will do in a pinch.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I kinda like this style.||
Other examples could be:
"we failed to achieve sufficient yardage that we should have gained, in my opinion!!"
"results were not as optimal, in my opinion, as we would have hoped!!"
"we wasted plays throwing the ball when, in fact, the ball was not caught!!"
"the football team from my area is not, in my opinion, better than the football team from your area, and this is troubling!!"
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like someone took his gold.||
Poor little leprechaun. "Me gold! Me gold! Who's taken me beautiful gold?"
|12 weeks 3 days ago||well... give the devil his due...||
Haden is right about the recuiting, anyway. Not sure I agree with the rest of his police work.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like a lot of those folks could use WK's dad instead||
His dad is a longtime professor at Michigan Law.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I promise||
I will never get tired of watching this.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Well played, USC fans.||
Well played, indeed.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'd go with something less creatively menacing||
and just call him a disgrace. Which he is.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sure you're not serious||
He's like Conrad Dobler dirty. He's Gholston dirty. He's Dirty Sanchez dirty. He's not the victim of some grand media conspiracy to call out an innocent player; his rep is dutifully earned.
That hit was exactly like the one Warren Sapp put on that Packers lineman that not only ended his career, but led to a permanent painful disability. Miracle things didn't end up the same way.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yes.||
Very, very typical. SI did a big writeup on these programs at least 20 years ago and I doubt they've been getting any less common in the interim. Unfortunately, can't Google the damn thing because every keyword combination I can think of just brings up the OSU article.