a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
|6 days 17 hours ago||I signed up for auto-renewal of my Draftageddon complaints||
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|6 days 19 hours ago||Why doesn't Drevno just send this guy up to the podium|
|1 week 1 day ago||Let this be a lesson, kids.||
Sark--happy drunk, off-color jokes, creating a scene in a private function: embarrasment and an apology.
Moeller--angry drunk, loud tirade, creating a scene in a public place: job killer.
Also in the mix for contrast between the two results: 1995 vs. 2015.
|1 week 1 day ago||True that||
but I left one personal detail out just to avoid being too much of a downer. My dad doesn't have 30 years out in front of him, more like 5-7 if we're lucky. he still has some other assets which have growth potential, but given the need for living expenses the next few years, I went way more conservative than the typical new retiree with a lot of golden years ahead.
|1 week 1 day ago||Football.||
Basketball feels like winning a game. Football feels like you won a war.
|1 week 1 day ago||Kudos to you, man.||
Completing a novel is one of those things on so many people's bucket lists (including mine), but so few people have the discipline that it takes to take a creative vision and actually see it through to a final product. I hope you find success. Actually, just completing it and putting it out there is a success, anything else is just a bonus.
For the rest of us, there's this:
|1 week 1 day ago||This used to be a thing under Landry's Cowboys||
for many years. Not quite what these kids are doing (they don't even look set before the snap) but the Cowboys' line used to come out in a half set, then all stand up straight at the same time and go down into the 3-pt stance together. I hated the Cowboys but it did look pretty cool.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's terribly rude.||
But someone had to say it.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm counting on my 1st edition Brian Cook Photobomb shirt||
to fund my kids' tuition. Sotheby's auction 2030, book it.
|1 week 1 day ago||2 years?||
Like others have said, if that's your time frame, the best investment is to not invest at all. Save it in an online account or buy CDs. You should be able to get close to 1% (and that will be going up) in a no-fee cash account at Ally or Capital One 360 (formerly ING Orange) or several other online savings options if you go that route.
I was horrified when I took over control of my elderly dad's IRA last month and found it was full of high-risk, high-fee mutual funds (energy, biotech, emerging markets, etc). He's retired and is about to start living off that money. He had gotten lucky overall because of the runup in biotech the last year more than offset the others but it was a disaster waiting to happen-- so I moved all his stuff over to a low-risk, low-fee US Treasury fund figuring the drop in the price that might come as interest rates rise would be offset by the higher yields. I just got it moved over and boom, the stock market tanked.
Whew, what a disaster averted. He would have lost over 12% of his savings just in the last week. Those of you who have parents who expect to start withdrawing IRA savings soon or are already taking mandatory distributions, check out what they're invested in.
|1 week 3 days ago||I totally would||
but I'm voting for Deez Nuts.
|1 week 3 days ago||well... not literally||
in the sense they're not killing 8-10 million people globally every year.
But let's agree they would if they could... BUT FOR AMERICAN TOURISTS
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe the French media assumes||
all American men are Marines, because compared to the average Frenchman... um, you know what I'm sayin'.
|1 week 4 days ago||Friday! Don't just sit there||
throw me a bone already, man.
|1 week 4 days ago||You shouldn't be an optimist||
even if we're in the top 1. It just doesn't pay off often enough. Just assume no one will ever commit to Michigan and let everything be a pleasant surprise.
|1 week 4 days ago||There are really 2 scandals here.||
One is the NFL's attempts to bury and discredit the research on CTE, which is not solely or even mostly about concussions. Their real fear isn't about losing a lot of Chris Borlands, TV viewers, or ticket buyers to moral qualms, it's that moms won't let sons play Pop Warner if the current research indicating it's really kids most susceptible to CTE becomes more mainstream knowledge.
Scandal Two is the NFL's stingy attitude to long-term disability and medical care for ex-players.
I think I understand the moral qualms. I would analogize it to people who are deeply troubled by institutionalized animal cruelty in industrial farming but still eat meat. Not sure what the answer is, but at a minimum I wish the weight of public opinion would push the League to do more on #2, god knows they've got the cash. It shouldn't take class-action lawsuits to force them to write the checks. The players union has been profoundly lousy about securing better long-term care, so there are many dirty hands in the picture.
|1 week 5 days ago||What if||
it's both mediocre and deep?
(I'll save someone the trouble: "That's what she said.")
|1 week 5 days ago||I think Rivals is a nice compliment to MGoBlog.||
I've been a subscriber to the former since about 2007 and discovered MGoBlog just after RR was hired. I think of it as being a little closer to the party line and getting the establishment view, then getting the guerrila, funnier, more cynical takes on here. The discussion board here is the only discussion board I post on in the entire interwebs.
For the most part, I only go to Rivals to read the "Hot Board" for position-group recruiting summaries and, more than anything, the ITF posts. That's what makes it worth the bucks for me personally. Their insiders seem to be pretty solid-- one example is the summer of 2010, when locals here were speculating if Denard could ever turn into a starting QB at the Div I level and any suggestion that he would be starting the opener vs. UConn was met mostly with derision and sky-is-falling panic. Over at Rivals, we had been hearing all spring and through fall camp that Denard had passed up Tate in work ethic and development over the offseason and he'd be the starter, and a capable one. The reports and observations from insidery insiders seem legit enough on balance. When a rumor is just that, they say so and state degree of confidence in the source.
Just over the past week, they've had 2-3 ITF posts that would have triggered 100+ post threads had the info been posted here. I find it useful and it gives this addict a satisying hit. Of course, as Brian mentioned, much of this comes down to paying to get some info a few days or maybe weeks before everyone else. I might drop it eventually. But if Michigan sports news overkill is wrong, I don't want to be right.
|1 week 6 days ago||I haven't gone back and searched the threads||
but in the week following UTL2 (2013), there was Heisman chatter and consternation that he might leave a year early for the NFL if he projected to round 1 by the end of the year. That's how amazing he looked in that game. Hard to believe now, but at the time, it was reasonable.
|1 week 6 days ago||Steelers-Ravens||
It's cooling off a little now with guys like Ray Lew, Ed Reed, and Polamalu gone, but for about 15 years it was by far the most physical football game you'd see anywhere.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||OK, see||
I found this about 100x more readable and useful as fan than Draftageddon itself.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||There are plenty of counterexamples||
to warm the hearts of people on either side of the political spectrum. Unionized retirees. Public Sector. Corporate CEOs. Veterans, who get health care for life regardless of whether their ailments are related to service. Charlie Weis.
None of them were denied the opportunity to at least bargain for the benefits.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||What, no love for the Nautilus?||
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Why is Ralph Malph walking around unsupervised by Potsie?||
And why is Robbie Benson walking around eating peanut butter straight from the jar?
In sum, I find the scenario largely implausible.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome.||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||and OSU players||
were evidently in their early to late 40s judging by how many had already succumbed to male pattern baldness.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Allow me to offer a analogy.||
Start with this quote from Lyle Lanley:
"A town with money is a little like a mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it."
Now fix it thusly:
"[Brady Hoke] with [NFL talent] is a little like a mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and [fuck] if he knows how to use it."
But isn't the good news that he may very well have been a recruiting genius who just left a loaded weapon on the table for someone who knows how to use it in a way that doesn't involve pointing it at his own feet?
Heh heh. Mule.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Poor Damn Mone.||
he's got no limbs left.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's so strange, because||
I know a guy who claims to have a friend who eats dinner early and just went out with other friends, one of whom is a very insidery insider with the unversity and he got this juicy nugget about a silent commit.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Pot roast, mashed potatoes, one veggie side. $6.99 before 5:30pm||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well frankly||
if I can't trust the 4th-hand info of guy who just signed up Wednesday, who can I trust in this mixed up crazy world?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||stupid rain. can't you see we're trying to have a parade here?||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||These are great.||
These are so cool. How tall are they (or long in the case of the Desmond catch)? Hard to get a sense of scale from pics.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I found a talking crocodile?||
I'm going to get fucking rich, that's what's going to happen.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah!|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I declare this soon to be deleted thread||
is a FREE THREAD with all privileges thereto appertaining.
Quoting Gregg Henson and Bleacher Report!
The Great Pumpkin!
Get them in now, while this tear in the fabric of the universe is still open.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Saw this on Rivals ITF this morning||
but didn't want to post as it was explicitly mentioned as being an unconfirmed rumor.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He returned a punt for a||
He returned a punt for a well-deserved touchdown that should've been the winning score against Maryland but for an absolutely idiotic block completely away from the play that help him not at all. He was robbed of his great UM moment.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Fact-checked||
but not fully fact-checked
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Totally reminds me of this scene||
from I'm Gonna Git You Suckah
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Have you been injured?||
Were you outside playing?
Did you fall down?
Did you scrape your knee?
Did you get a bloody lip?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Amen brother!!!!||
I'm old enough to remember the days when we only had a total fucking freakout over IMPORTANT things, like people with tattoos, women showing a tiny bit of leg, people of different races holding hands or trying to attend the same schools, or people who are attracted to people of the same gender. Now there's some shit only real Americans find distateful and shocking and worth causing a fuss over like the old days.
Unironically, who the fuck is Jeff Moss? Never heard of him. This is pretty silly and might actually help Legend of Harbaugh by giving him more of a mystique of toughness.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No to beer.||
Yes to Palestinian chicken.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Devin made a very classy exit||
and it was duly noted and appreciated by Steeler fans:
|2 weeks 6 days ago||overhanging toilet paper roll||
vs. underhanging toilet paper roll.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good thing he didn't have any||
Good thing he didn't have any of the Boren brothers on his team. They would've fainted from the lack of family values.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Color me disappointed.||
I totally had the wrong idea re: what this thread was about.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||This would be consistent with chatter* on Rivals||
the past few weeks, which included some anonymous quotes coming from players that said Shane totally rededicated himself to improving and become a much better teammate in the process (reading between the lines, that means "less diva-ish and entitled").
That was just voluntaries so we'll see if that holds in a week or two, but if he's close to Rudock, that's good news about Shane and not bad news about Rudock.
*by "chatter" I don't mean discussion board posts, I mean their "Inside the Fort" segments from Michael Spath et al.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||NFL scouts||
may need to start applying a "Sparty discount" to their evals of MSU corners from here on out to compensate for how much of their success in college is due to driving a truck through the B1G officiating blind spot.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Waynes flagged again.||
Get the feeling he's just been trained to grab, grab, grab at all times?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||AAAAARRRRRRRGGH||
Gotta pull that in if you want to make a roster DG. And Jesse James follows it up with an even more blatant drop. Geeez, B1G guys, pull it together.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Welcome to the NFL Trae Waynes||
they call pass interference here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Trae Waynes||
Gets turned into toast on a good move by future practice-squadder Shakim Phillips.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Gardner gets his first target||
hard to tell if he should have caught the hard slant before he was nailed-- no replay (and they misidentified Gardner).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wow.||
If you didn't see True Detective, this translates to "that was brilliant."
I regret that I have but one upvote to give to this video.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"Only a few seconds left in the half..."||
"... and it's their ball. CALL TIMEOUT BEFORE PENN STATE RUNS OUT OF CHANCES."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10"||
"Punt team is ready to go."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Deleted his Twitters?||
The phrase "too good to be true" keeps coming to mind every time we get news about Jabrill.
AAAAAARRRRRRGH, hurry up September 3!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He||
is awesome. They should be rolling him out for postgame pressers every week during the season.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't mean this||
I don't mean this pejoratively but Hoke would have been better suited as "Team Mom" than head coach.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He's going back to DL||
EDIT: I'm removing the blockquote from the "surprised observer" to err on the side of caution since I'm linking to paywalled info. But it's unambiguous on Pallante back to DL.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If memory serves, that's right.||
But that was one position switch that seemed to be paying off rather well. I don't get it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This one makes more sense to me||
than Brady Pallante to DL. He was a very solid, head-knockin' fullback who seemed to have some passion for it, and I don't see how he gets playing time on DL at all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Man, if I weren't on my||
Man, if I weren't on my mobile this would be a much longer post, so it's probably just as well… But if I see one more post that frames this issue as being about concussions, I think I'm going to scream. Concussions are not the issue. Repeated head trauma ( i.e., repeated sub concussive impacts) are the underlying risk factor in CTE pathology, not number of concussions. Google around and read the reports the NFL deliberately tried to suppress (I think one was out of Mass General in Boston, if that helps). The media has been exceptionally lazy about the reporting and always use "concussions" as shorthand for head impact and The predictable result is that you end up with discussions like these that are focused on concussions instead of the real issue.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||It wasn't no cop||
it was copS, plural.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||muthafuckah?||
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||"faires"||
is how they like to say it. Be sure to stop by Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe on the way out.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||He was a grown man. He had a beard.||
Jesus, I mean. Not Jed York.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Even Hitler||
Can't stand Urban Meyer.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||obligatory|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What's so special about the cheesemakers?|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Would not be a great look||
for Michigan to admit our admissions process is not up to Wisconsin's standards.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||the commentator||
even mentioned Shea knocking out 3 guys "like bowling pins." Foreshadowing a great future gif.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||What about||
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||oh yeah?||
My college or university is superior to your college or university.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||that's interesting||
because I find it even creepier if he IS Brian Cook.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||we have reached the limits||
of what rectal probing can teach us.
|6 weeks 3 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?
|6 weeks 3 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.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I always feel the same way||
when players are creating too much excitement, explosiveness, and total offense. Like, OK, whatevs... NEXT.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Oops... Was supposed to be a||
Oops... Was supposed to be a reply to Clarence. Maginot Line? More like IMaginot Line, amirite?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Too soon?||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You done messed with Texas!||
You done messed with Texas!
|6 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 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!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Kinda makes you wish||
our QB recruit was named Johnson or Wood.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I was surprised how much I liked her.||
She's having a lot of construction done.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Allow me to translate.||
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (repeat) (repeat)
A terrible condition and MGoBlog does great work in spreading awareness.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Right foot in the ground, throw.||
The rest is just, you know, details, man.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sexybits!||
This is why we fought off King George. This right here.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||GO USA!||
My fellow Americans, you're a goofy bunch, but I love you.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||red flag||
anyone for whom OSU is the "dream offer"... grumble, grumble
|8 weeks 3 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).
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Right, because if you're against animal cruelty||
it means animals are more important than people.
Did you ever play school?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Intriguing.||
I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 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."
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Well said.||
Cheers to you, man.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Oy vey.||
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||he's not my most trusted source||
but he's close in the pecking order:
2) BBC World Service
3) Dr. Mantis Toboggan
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Over Macho Grande?||
No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||This dude||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmm...||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||What's YOUR deal?||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'm glad he didn't say||
"our goal is to have a great week of practice."
|9 weeks 5 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.
|9 weeks 6 days 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.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That depends||
Is he fast?
|9 weeks 6 days 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.
|10 weeks 14 hours 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.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||"ummm.... is there any chance...||
.... I could just dig a hole right here and get into it until the game is over?"
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You mean besides "Enter the Dragon", right?||
In that case, I would say Ip Man.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||So, Chris, you were reading MGoBlog?||
"Yes, but I was only there getting directions on how to get away from there."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Yo, listen up|
|10 weeks 2 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
|10 weeks 2 days ago||that's also||
what she said.
I can't believe I find this funny. I should seek help.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||That's||
what she said.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think Dolph Lundgren could have made a decent DE.|
|10 weeks 2 days ago||totally||
other than the athleticism and physique part. Things worked out for Tom, though.
|10 weeks 3 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory||
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
|10 weeks 4 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.
|10 weeks 5 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)
|10 weeks 5 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.
|10 weeks 5 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.
|10 weeks 6 days 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
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What's||
|11 weeks 3 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."
|11 weeks 4 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.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||but is he...||
... more than just a shooter?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That should be Bethesda, MD obviously, not MA||
home of the NIH and lots and lots of gov't researchers.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Well, at least Harry Minium at the Virginian-Pilot||
thinks Michigan is a Big 10 football "power." So there's that.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||So according to the link||
the article caused 21% of its readers to be "furious."
|11 weeks 5 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.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a bad man|
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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.
|12 weeks 2 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.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This chart is insane.||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||WHY||
am I only seeing this for the first time NOW????
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Holy crap||
I'm not the only one watching Peaky Blinders
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Goal for this weekend:||
Get my laundry HARBAUGH white. Jeebus, that's pretty damn white.
|12 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 4 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."
|13 weeks 18 hours 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:
|13 weeks 5 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.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Oh yeah? We'll see about that.||
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 4 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.
|14 weeks 5 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.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh is dealing with this thread?||
Jeebus, how does that guy ever have time for football-related things, anyway?
|14 weeks 5 days 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."
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Bingo.||
Thanks for writing this out, you saved me the trouble of saying everything you just said.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Bob Dole doesn't go around saying Bob Dole does this or that.||
That's just not something Bob Dole does.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 17 hours 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?
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||As far as I'm concerned||
If you've got two obsessions, you don't have any.
|16 weeks 6 days 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.
|16 weeks 6 days 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.
|17 weeks 3 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.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||"She'll get over it."||
That one has helped me a lot.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Cupertino, CA||
Home of an famous fruit company.
|17 weeks 6 days 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!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||It's really just not as much fun||
when you gotta explain.
|18 weeks 6 days 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.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||This, like, never happens||
to us. What is this "senior year" business? Is this a new NCAA waiver of some sort?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||maybe they kept telling themselves||
sooner or later, dude's gonna regress to the mean.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||+1,000,000||
|19 weeks 5 days 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.
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 4 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.
|20 weeks 4 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.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I second.||
It's weirdly better than Rutgers. I like it.
Rutgets, man. Rutgets.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'll bet Oregon, Tennessee, and TCU||
had a great week of practice.
|20 weeks 4 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.
|20 weeks 5 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.
|20 weeks 6 days 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.
|21 weeks 5 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).
|21 weeks 5 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.
|21 weeks 5 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."
|23 weeks 5 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.
|23 weeks 6 days 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.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||There will be no hugs.||
That is so Harbaugh.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for your input.||
Welcome to Michigan. Which Romney son are you again?
|23 weeks 6 days 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.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Upvoted||
for effortless and well-placed use of "came up Milhouse."
|24 weeks 4 days ago||also for harrassment||
of female hockey players. Book it.