i find this extremely interesting
|1 day 1 hour ago||+1 for supporting with specific examples.||
Not taking a position on the spat, just like it when people do their homework.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Candygram for Mongo.||
Mmmmm... Mongo like candy.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Uhhhh....||
No, it wouldn't be.
|4 days 23 hours ago||"For Serious?""||
would be an even better option. Also, "You So Crazy" and "Ninja, Please!"
|1 week 1 day ago||Gundy is an even worse dick than he seems||
because the time he supposedly "stood up for" one of his players against a newspaper's criticism and made the famous "I'm 40" rant was a complete sham designed to create the effect that he's willing to look crazy to defend his players. There were some enlightening follow-ups with the actual player at issue who said Gundy basically screwed him over repeatedly during his career at OSU, and constructed the "I'm 40" rant specifically to make it look as though he had his players' backs. If I could keep my eyes open at this point, I'd do some Googling and find the cites, but suffice to say Gundy isn't as bad as this Lunt episode makes him look. He's much worse.
|1 week 3 days ago||I saw how long it was and had absolutely no intention of reading||
the whole thing, particularly given that I've never heard of the website. But I got caught up in it. After finishing, I think it's as fitting an "epitaph" for a remarkable career as I can imagine. Thanks for the link, that was time well spent.
Will be hard to forgive Denard for one thing, though: making me want to watch Jacksonville Jaguar games this fall. The very idea is grotesque to me, yet... I don't see what choice I have. Damn you, #16. Damn you.
|1 week 3 days ago||SMU||
would certainly beg to differ vis-a-vis "things would go back to normal" after the death penalty year.
The idea that PSU's sanctions were worse, as bad as, or even within an order of magnitude as severe as the death penalty is just... wow. Mind-boggling.
|1 week 3 days ago||Excellent, good news about McDowell.||
Rivals is also saying he may be bumping up to 5-star when all is said and done.
Re: thread meltdown...
|1 week 4 days ago||I didn't notice your points||
because your avatar kinda distracts my eyes from the numbers.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seriously, what is people's fascination||
with the Forbidden Closet of Mystery?
|1 week 4 days ago||Yikes.||
After watching the highlights, what does a kid have to do to get a 6th star?
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I have to admit||
I have no idea what you're even talking about, which more or less proves your point. I even tried Googling "University of Alabama President Segregration" and all I got was page after page of George Wallace hits.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Your real error||
was arguing with anyone in the comments section of anything. No one has ever been persuaded of anything in a website comments section. Ever. Right?
Oh, wait... crap.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I was wondering if there would be comments about that.||
I have this same map/graph in a frame. It was handed out at a seminar I attended by the great guru of graphing and visual information, Edward Tufte. I really do hope people take a close look at that thing and think about what it's representing, otherwise it just looks like a bit of esoteric art. http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/posters
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Can not stop laughing about the Michael Jackson thing.||
This made my morning.
Chris Rock had this bit where he talked about how the father in the Jackson family used to beat his kids. "I understand whooping Michael. And I definitely understand beating La Toya's ass. But why you gotta hit Tito?? TITO NEVER HURT NOBODY!"
As for Hand, sounds like a kid with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Good for him. Hope we don't lose him to Southfield.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||All Michigan fans should take the high road.||
I know we're all disappointed, but show some grace and wish the kid well. I wish him good luck in all games except when Michigan plays Southfield.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That was the only bowl game I remember||
where I genuinely believed the refs repeatedly lost the game for Michigan. Not just here or there, but all over that game with the pass interference calls and such.
Still, LATERAL THE BALL TO BREASTON ARRRRRRRRRRGH. The one time the refs kept the hankies in the pockets (at least to call it on Michigan, Nebraska was flagged for too many on the field ala Stanford).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You're paying for the poster.||
It's the book that's included free.
But seriously, agree with the general gist of the comments; it's not like Tom Gholston "wrote" a book. Cousins was a tough competitor and seemed like a decent dude and I don't remember ever having a reason to dislike the guy apart from his choice of teams.
It's not like I'm going to go to Amazon and neg his book just cause the SOB wrote an inaccurate hit job piece on Michigan's football program a few years ago rumble rumble NON-COUNTABLE HOURS rumble rumble ARE YOU SHITTING ME rumble rumble.
Excuse me, I have to go here for a minute:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm going to go ahead and guess||
you've never followed the Detroit Lions.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||What did you lose||
the other 979,595 points for?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This post made me feel guilty||
..about playing the "didn't get into Michigan" card on Sparty. Fair point. Damn you.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Aha||
There's the threat.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||and the obvious||
-getting into Michigan St,, realizing you're probably going there
-realizing you forgot to bring your matches to the after-game couch party
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If memory serves||
Legendary Ohio TE Giovanni Strassini did the same thing.
At least that's what he told my cousin who went to Ohio when he was signing autographs at an alumni event. I have been unable to verify via internets, which weirdly has no record of such a dude playing for Ohio.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||For the win.||
Ask Heiko to write this on a slip of paper and hand it to Gorgeous Al next time he sees him.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yep.||
Word, Basil Fawlty. Word.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Guilty laugh.||
It's such a douchey thing to say, yet still funny... sometimes I think the Michigan motto should be "Michigan: We're Almost As Arrogant As You Think We Are"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I always had the same reaction||
to things like "Happy Easter" and such, where the underlying event is solemn and respectful of the departed. But, English being such a relatively limited language, not sure what the alternative is. At least nobody says "Happy Pearl Harbor Day!" or "Happy 9/11!" yet. Yet. Matter of time til "Macy's Big 9/11 Sale!"
Kinda wish department stores didn't just turn it into another day for a big sale, but hey, it's a free country... mostly because of the people we're supposed to be remembering.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||or Jabrill even||
Going to take me a while to get used to that one as I'm so used to seeing Jibreel. They're both anglicized to "Gabriel" if memory serves. Anyway, I reiterate my point. Damn, ESPN white dude. The Brady Bunch thinks you're awkward around people of color.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought he was going to say||
"Who let the dogs out?"
And Jibreel was going to awkwardly say "uh, yeah" while tugging at his collar.
Seriously, that ESPN dude made this dude:
Look like this dude:
He made this, uh, dude:
Look like this dude:
In fact, I'd go so far as to say that dude made this dude:
Look like this dude:
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen a few white guys on TV in my life||
and that ESPN talking head might just be the whitest of them all. He made Andy Griffith look like Tupac.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Sums it up.||
Man, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this jpeg during the past couple of years.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You say it like it's nothing.||
We all want the Hand, but the Hand is tough to get. You've got to get the Hand right from The Opening. For once in my life, I'd like Hand. I have no Hand. None.
Also, I echo the sentiments of exmtroj expressed below. Thanks Jinxi.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That is a crazy list.||
Like, subs crazy. Denard Freaking Robinson, man.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My first ever Michigan game was '95 Kickoff Classic.||
Driesbach even did me a solid and lobbed it to Hayes in my corner of the endzone for the win.
The only other thing I really remember from that day was that it was the worst sunburn I've ever gotten in my life. Holy Hell it was hot and UV-intensive that day.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree.||
All movies should be Wrath of Khan.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The winner of this movie||
was the Baseball Furies. Best made-up gang ever. Cool uniforms. Not very good at fighting.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||The Chronicle of Higher Ed||
came out with it's highest-paid public university administrators this week. At the top of the list: PSU's Graham Spanier. $2,906,721 per year. Not making this up, folks.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Whoa.||
Your avatar is, like, all fancy and stuff. Damn, that's sweet.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Woooo-Hooooooo!!||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa!!!|
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||I don't follow the Lions so I wouldn't know the answer||
but did he actually take Federal Reserve notes and fling them away from his person as shown?
Or was it, you know, more figuratively tossing money? He seems like an idiot, so maybe it was indeed literally tossing millions away.
Either way, at least I'm not a Lions fan.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Could NFL Network possibly do a "Denard Zone" channel?||
You know, so they only show plays where Denard is getting a touch so we don't have to sit through all the regular Jacksonville Jaguars crapola?
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I find your post perplexing||
Because it seems that you don't genuinely love the Borges bashing at all. Now, I'll ask you again, Sir, do you or do you not love the Borges bashing?
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Can we all agree||
to just start calling the kid "Towelie"?
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm not a life coach||
But I suggest not losing your job and blowing all your money on your smack addiction.
Then again, there's something to be said for knowing what makes you happy in life. As former Man U superstar George Best supposedly said to a reporter who asked him how he lost his entire fortune after being Europe's highest paid footballer, Best replied,
"I spent half of it on fast cars, fast women, and booze. The other half I just wasted."
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Don't know about the Med School||
But the law school's been getting major largesse lately from Warren Buffett's sidekick at Berkshire, UM alumnus Charlie Munger. He gave $3 million just for... wait for it... lights in the UMLS reading room. Granted, that's a lot of light bulbs, but still. He gave another $20 million for upgrades to the Lawyer's Club residences. I'd imagine when the day comes to execute his will, UMLS might just end up being named the Munger School of Law. That might take a nine-figure gift, but seems possible.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||In all fairness||
his dance partner there was no virtuoso, either. Was this for real? He looked like an actor hired to play an anchor having a disaster on camera. But that's been done.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sure he said "fuggin"||
any inference on the part of the listeners is their own profane minds at work.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sympathetic to the authorities||
but it would always be easier to shut a city down every time there's an serious emergency, and this is the first time I've ever heard of something like this. I may very well be forgetting, but most similar examples of bombers on the loose are Atlanta '96 (Olympics), NYC '93 (first WTC), Oklahoma City '95 (not for long, but for a while), Seattle '11 (the dude who tried to bomb the MLK parade-- can't remember when they caught him-- might have been Spokane?). And there have been some serious killers running loose for a day many other times in other cities.
It's a little like negotiating or paying a ransom to hostage-takers: if it's your family member, you do it, but from a cold rational perspective, you know it's encouraging the next guy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I will never understand||
how David Terrell ended up being such a washout in the NFL. The guy was a man among boys in D-1.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Does this still require||
Braylon's signature in triplicate?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||first of all||
those are very thoughtful comments as rants go. But there really is something to be said for moving on quickly; I thought it was a terrible mistake for Boston to have essentially surrendered by shutting down the entire city for a day and sending the message that a 19-year old hiding in the bushes (or boat) with a couple of kitchen-made IEDs and a handgun could bring an American city to its knees so easily. To my mind, that suggests a tempting reward for others of a similar chaotic bent.
We're already largely immune to murders that don't have such a theatrical narrative, even on a large scale. There are roughly 15,000 murders per year in this country, and the victims are usually just as innocent as the marathon victims. If someone steps into an office and shoots 5 people dead tomorrow in Topeka, Kansas, it won't be ignored, but it probably won't be the lead story on the national news, either. That's where we are, and if that's too dark a place, the other extreme of total paralysis would seem to be equally off the mark. The Brits during the Blitz (of "Keep Calm and Carry On" fame) were remarkable in trying to maintain normalcy in-between raids; the Israelis are as good as any people in the world at shrugging off attacks without capitulating to the fear. I think they've got the right idea. When you move on, you send a message to would-be attackers: we're not going to freak out, so don't get it in your head that you're going to make our society stop in it's tracks.
It shouldn't slide into callousness, though, totally agree. You can do both: move on, and be compassionate. The victims aren't numbers, they're human beings with stories and families, and that goes for innocents here, there, and everywhere.
For me, moving on usually means a visit to this site, my personal great escape. Plan B is usually Wolverine Historian vids on YouTube, usually wins over Ohio.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Not cool||
I've had just about enough of the vicious Mongolian-bashing on this board. Walk a mile in their horde and then judge.
Also, good BBQ.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is great.||
This is a much better solution than trying to balance it out. Programs rise and fall, but we'll be on the same level of difficulty as Ohio regardless. All we wanted was an even chance, and this is it.
Leaders and Legends, we hardly knew ye. Actually, I didn't know ye at all. I deliberately forced myself from remembering which was which, and my stubborn obstinancy has been validated.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I take it||
you mean more than usual. And this time, related to sports.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not to mention at least a little cash||
so instead of knocking off a convenience store, you can just, you know, buy your smokes and Cheetos or whatever instead of pulling a gun on the clerk. Does anyone get the feeling this is some new category of "thrill terrorists"?
What a world. This is why I need Michigan sports as therapy.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Jeebus||
I'm just waking up in California to all this news... holy crap! Wait, so I'm trying to follow the mind of international terrorists... you have 72 hours after a bombing to get to a safe house in Prague, Bolivia, Sana, Lagos, London, or wherever. Instead you stay in greater Boston.
Then, with your pictures out on the airwaves and the entire world looking for you, you decide to head out at 10pm to rob a 7-11 and jack a Mercedes.
What, were they out of smokes or something? This sounds less like sophisticated international terrorists and more like thugs gone wild. I'm glad one of them is on the run and not dead-- his last few hours will be spent in total fear. This is a good morning.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Can't wait for an announcer to call||
"Speight is going long over the middle... the tight end is there! Helm's deep!"
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Often when a player leaves early||
I cringe because we miss how good he might have become (e.g., Darius Morris). Not in this case.
We saw the highest level, and lo, it was mighty. Maybe there exists a higher level of college basketball, but not on this planet. Good luck, #3, you've flat run out of things to prove as an individual player.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Other breaking news||
Woj is reporting that Taylor Lewan will enter 2014 NFL draft. Anonymous source with knowledge has confirmed.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||To quote the late great Yoda||
There is another.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Never been so proud of this team.||
Actually thought they played better tonight in many ways than against Florida. What a ride this season has been. Yes, there is such a thing as a noble defeat, and this was it. Phenomenal effort against a great opponent playing at an incredibly high level and getting the lion's share of breaks.
Great representation of Michigan.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Rumeal is dead to me.||
It's not that he's in prison, it's what he's there for and what he did to his own mother. Unforgiveable.
But Glen Rice, hells yes. He should totally get his sweet-shootin', Sarah Palin-banging, epic tourney MVP self over to the game.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The day we've always feared has come.||
We're all Sparty now, as they say.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Just to clarify the record slightly||
The main CBS postgame show analyst (the gray-haired guy, don't remember his name) thought it was clearly a charge, so it's not like Dickie V against the world here. It was a 50/50 call when you slowed it down, but at full speed, both in-game announcers thought charge, and that's the only view the ref got. As 20 people have mentioned, it seemed to balance out. If I were a Syracuse fan, I'd have been more pissed about the 4th foul on MCW.
I have 5 new gray hairs tonight. One for each consecutive free throw miss by Michigan in the final 2:00.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||McLimans to Bartelstein:||
"Down in front, mothafucka!"
(see second to last)
That being said, this is easy. Blue Shirt Guy for the win.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Good call||
But most Africans realize the greatest dynasty in American sports was the Buffalo Bills with 4 straight Super Bowl wins.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Quit pinching yourself.||
It's indecent. You should ask someone else to do it.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I LIKE SPIKE||
Wish someone would put that on a campaign-like button and sell it to me for wearing purposes.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Question: should CBS have even replayed it once?||
When they started the replay, I didn't watch, not because my stomach can't take that kind of thing, but because really have a problem with the choice to show it.
I personally think it's an affront to the kid's dignity to show the replay. We're such a nation of voyeurs that think there's some entitlement to see everything that exists on film, but f that, there's no "right to know" or particular newsworthiness to real-life horror. This isn't covering war or a terrorist attack where the carnage is genuinely a part of understanding the scope of the story.
Sure, it impacts the game, but it's the fact he's not going to play that is the newsworthy part, not the nature of the injury. Certain things are simply over the line. A bad rolled ankle? OK, we've probably all been there, makes you cringe but it's not such a huge deal. Theismann, Lattimore, even Fitz, frankly, were too much.
Sensationalizing gruesome injuries just pisses me off. I know (KNOW) no one on this board is going to post a pic or link to a vid.
Arrrgh, media. Arrrgh, nation of voyeurs. Best wishes, young man, I hope your surgery and recovery go as well as possible.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yep.||
So will my Happy ChrismaRamaKwanzaKah post.
Also, Happy Rational Empirical Based Worldview, if you're into that kinda thing.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Was it kind of like this?||
start around :30
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Hops McWhitey!!||
I only need clear the schedule for two start times for round two.
And these guys.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I couldn't believe my eyes||
when I saw the alley-oop in the final couple of minutes. I was cringing when he tossed it up because it looked like a clear turnover, then suddenly Hops McWhitey jumped off a trampoline or something and almost stuck his whole arm down the cylinder. Holy crap. I've watched it 10 times and I still can't believe what I saw.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||perhaps self-interest||
wasn't where he was starting on this piece. If anything, that adds credibility to the dude's motivations, regardless of whether you agree with the opinion.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||i don't seem to recall a debate||
along the lines of "should we keep RR, or should we hire Brady Hoke?" . I'm pretty sure that debate never existed, but I'll leave it to the historians among us.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||Do me a favor||
and stop saying that.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Amen to this.||
I grew up with SI in the household and kept a subscription myself until 1995. That was when things reached the point where SI forgot to actually have any writers cover the second round of the NBA playoffs, one of the most interesting NBA postseasons ever. They put Dennis Rodman on the cover and did a profile that didn't mention the ongoing playoffs. Thought they might at least make a brief mention of Houston becoming the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win game 7 on the road vs. Phoenix.
Maybe it's just me, but I think a weekly sports mag should, you know, cover sporting events played that week.
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||He looks like he just won a Tour de France stage||
Either that, or they bodypainted that thing on him.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Will say this for the dude.||
Go to 10:03 and watch the glory of this play for the 100th time. But this time, watch a pretty magnificent effort by bad guy No. 5 flying 50 yards down the middle of the field to chase the not-slow Jeremy Gallon out of bounds.
Does not seem to lack for football speed. He may turn out to be a total dud, but I will never cease to be amazed at the annual ritual of NFL folks not trusting what they see during football games as much as what they see at this hokey track and field event.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Brick. House.||
She's mighty mighty.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||One of the most unexpectedly interesting threads ever.||
It's fair to provide some feedback of this sort once in a while. I find myself needing to do some web research now and again on certain memes and cultural references (e.g., "Game, Blouses" came up about 10 times before I Googled it to find out what the hell), but that's fine. Brian and I are around the same age and I get most of his dated allusions that many younger readers probably miss, so it balances out. His writing and analysis are brilliant, in my opinion.
The other writers are often fantastic, sometimes a little too cute (the OP probably identified a fair example of such), baseline droll, but I know what I'm getting when I come here. I have a Rivals subscription and think the two sources complement each other wonderfully. I go there for straight news and analysis like I'd get from an Uncle who's a company man. It's boring, but it's clear and insightful.
I come here because it's quirky and eccentric, and the analysis of football has improved my insider knowledge of Xs and Os by leaps and bounds the past few years. And the discussion boards here are 100x better, funnier, and full of characters I've come to know.
[edit: after re-reading this post, I decided I really like the phrase "baseline droll" and my goal is to use it in casual conversation at some point later today]
|16 weeks 4 days ago||that was Terrence Cody||
a.k.a. former Alabama DT "Mt. Cody" at 340 lbs (if he kept one leg off the scale).
I'd love to see Denard superimposed on there. I'm pretty sure he could carry Vincent Smith on his back and win that race spotting Eisen a 10-yard head start.
A more competitive race would be Eisen vs. Hoke. I'd go with Eisen by about 3 yds.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Denard is fast.||
But he's not Rich Eisen fast.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Is that what we're calling it nowadays?||
"handling" prostitutes? Allegedly?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Great call||
I missed that and had to go back. A fitting end. Or it could be played in reverse, with the bird flying into a cage, and we could call the video "OSU second half highlights."
|16 weeks 5 days ago||While acknowledging the sad final outcome||
that OSU run deserved to be shown from beginning to end from every available angle. It was one of the most memorable runs in history, despite being in a lost cause.
Excellent work, though. It was an honor watching him wear the helmet for 4 years, even if the limitations of the marriage to Borges were most obvious this year.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||That won't stop me||
from developing very real, meaningful feelings about him, especially if he pretend dies. But if he pretend dies, I'm going to carry on posting, because Herm would have wanted it that way if he had been a real person.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||It's a pretty good UM alumni event, I went in '06||
I can't say it made a huge impression, though, because I can't even remember who spoke... but it was worth it.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||PETA Pocket?||
You did violate the thingie about no politics, but it's a good lunch idea.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet Jeebus.||
I'd have thought I was watching h.s. film of DeSean Jackson. What a talent. Get Wilton Speight this kid's phone # immediately.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Count DeMonet?||
Do you mean Count The Money?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Ace confirms pronounced Mo-nay||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||My hope for Barry||
is that on the inside, he's as joyful as Denard.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Someone is going to get rich||
by developing an app that translates Twitter into English.
(in fairness, the tweets in the linked article were actually pretty readable... but I never pass up a "kids today" post on principle)
|18 weeks 5 days ago||A little reminiscent of Willem Dafoe||
I believe he was also celebrating a Stauskas 3, but the Buckeye fans in the background didn't approve.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't the kid on the far right in the Rapture pics||
the kid who kissed Bar Rafaeli in that Super Bowl ad for... something?
He turns back towards Overalls Girl like he's expecting a reprise of that scene.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Right up there with highly paid political consultants||
brought in to help losing political candidates with this advice: you need to appeal to more voters.
BTW, my recollection is that it was a graduate assistant at Florida, not a cheerleader, but no reliable source to back that up with. I'm sure his wife could clear up the discrepancy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe this, man.||
I dragged you on a three-week expedition through the Himalayas just so we could see the Great and All Knowing Swami of Samibhanjyanchandranekasar and get answers to the most important questions in life, and you ask
Why are the socks white?
Why are the socks white?
Why are the socks white?
Cannot believe you burned all 3 of the questions. I hope you're happy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The shoes look like||
some kid had shoes of a different color and decided to spray paint them. Phew. Oh well, first world problems and so on yada yada tradition yada yada.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Tim Sullivan at Rivals also saying it ain't so.||
Behind a paywall in the Fort. Sounds like a misunderstanding.
Goodbye Jahmere Irvin-Sills. We hardly knew ye.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I'd go Oreo shhhhhh, library for the win.||
And they also had one of the better tweets during the blackout:
Re: the Paul Harvey God-made-a-farmer commercial, I thought they were setting it up as an Archer Daniels Midland political ad to continue farm subsidies or something. In which case, the script should have gone something like:
"So God made a farmer. And God got angry at the farmer's highly paid lobbyist... and lo, he did strike down the Iowa Running Backs with a vengeance. And that's the rest of the story."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Bingo.||
People are repeating the phrase "GoDaddy commercial" ad nauseam this morning at work. Literally. Shudder.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||That might actually be the solution||
Blow the play dead immediately if there is a flag thrown in the endzone on the offensive/kicking team so there is no advantage incurred by deliberately committing holds to kill time.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Nope.||
Would have had exactly the same result, with the same amount of time on the clock. Good instruction to all punt blockers at that point to go ahead and just tackle the man across from you, because what the hell, gives us more time to run around back there.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I've got a tiny bit of sympathy on the non-call||
because that's the ball game if you throw it, and there's a plausible handfighting argument (plausible, I said), and we know you just don't get that call without blood being drawn at the end of a game...
...but as a Michigan fan that had to watch that Rose Bowl ref take his flag out then put it back in his pocket on New Year's Day 1998 after the Wash St. receiver shoved Chuck Wood to the ground on the late fly route... I say do your job and throw the laundry.
At least this one wasn't quite as blatant as that shove.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Who stuck a pin in the Ravens doll?||
That is some serious MoJo going against them right now.
Didn't look to me like Akers was even touched, he just saw Williams on the ground under him and dropped on him.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Let's give Ray Ray the benefit of the doubt||
and just assume he only obstructed turning the lights back on.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||random NFL diversion-- bad lip reading||
As long as we're waiting...
Nice of Jim Nantz to point out that the crowd is remaining calm. I was a little worried that they'd be all Lord of the Flies or resorting to cannibalism by now.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||On the bright side||
this gives the Niners more time to diagram a run up the middle on 3rd and long.
I kid, I kid, because I love.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||This reminds me a little of "Pony Excess" re: SMU payola||
As that 30-for-30 film did a great job of presenting, the Southwest Conference (and much of college football, no doubt) was awash in dirty payouts, but at least you could say SMU was paying kids who could play and were getting results on the field.
Switch in "steroids" for "cash" (or more likely, steroids plus cash) and you've probably got college football today, including Alabama and many others. But you can say this for Bama: at least they're getting major bang for their syringes/bucks. If your players juice, they ought to at least have the decency to be good, which they are.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree with your sentiment||
but I'm upvoting anyway because it's the first-ever reference to "racoons scrotum" on MGoBlog of which I'm aware, and I enjoy new things.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||You would have improved the OP immensely||
If you had at least linked to a straight news article of some sort, WSJ or otherwise, instead of to one that editorializes from the get-go with a title that screams "READ ME! I HAVE A POLITICAL AGENDA!!"
It's an important topic, and probably too important to be advanced by columnist with a naked political bent, regardless of what paper it's in. If the linked article were NYT, but an opinion column instead of a straight news piece, I'd have the same criticism.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||The article quoted just says "injury" not head injury||
so it's not quite clear what the conclusion is, but I don't have the link to the study. Suspect this is something we won't have an answer until several more cohorts of long, long longitudinal studies are completed.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, yes||
When an article, wherever you place it in the paper, throws the conservative flypaper catchphrase "Nanny State" into the title of the article, it's fair to say that the wall between editorial and news has become blurred at best. Not that I would ever suggest a Rupert Murdoch owned publication would have anything less than the highest journalistic standards, I'm just sayin'...
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Have you ever seen old clips of high school football?||
It was much closer to what we would consider rugby-style tackling today. I'm not sure that looking at adults who played h.s. football in the 40s and 50s would be particularly illuminating to judge today's risks, where a couple of generations of players have grown up watching "Jacked Up!" videos and think leading with the head is the best way to play the game.
By the way, WSJ being what it is, does tend to call any investigation into workplace or even recreational risks as "nanny statism." Just take it with a grain of salt.
Oh, and did that study quoted seriously find that there is no greater injury risk in youth football than other sports? So they're saying kids who play tennis or basketball get injured just as often as football players? Having played all these growing up... um, there's a credibility issue with that statement.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||When 3/5 of your starters don't play||
generally difficult to win basketball.
Deer Antler Spray award to Stauskas and GRIII tonight. For the second time in a huge road game, they both went out and looked like deer-caught-in-the-headlights. You'd think they were true freshmen or something.
Look forward to the rematch. We'll be fine.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, wtf?||
You're on board with it being a "dick" move, but not with "c*unt". You're sexist.
And he's a classless asshole.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||throw Houston into that mix||
It's fairly liberal... the mayor is openly lesbian and it's not much of a thing. Suburbs, exurbs, and small towns are the real Texas the rest of the country has come to know and love in the news about said batshit-insanity.
(oddly, Austin is the home of the world's largest urban bat population, but the least batshit in my opinion)
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Found a visual in the Washington Post article Forbes linked to||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||"oh, look at the cute little bas..."||
Immediately thought of this Seinfeld classic with Jean-Paul...
|19 weeks 6 days ago||He's kind of the anti-Shane Morris.||
If Speight and Morris were outside a house and wanted to throw a football into the living room, Morris just winds up and throws it through the wall, but Speight looks like he might just toss it perfectly so it drops right down the chimney.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It's cool, right?||
There was a fascinating report on NPR or Nova last year about "throwing like a girl," I'll try to find it, it's actually worth a post of its own some time (I don't remember a visual image of it, so I think NPR is more likely-- will post the link as soon as I turn it up)
EDIT: did a very quick Google search and didn't find the radio report, but there were a good number of articles on this phenomenon. This one from Forbes gets to what I'm talking about and probably does it better than my explanation:
Basically, they were explaining what "throwing like a girl" means, and evidently the biomechanics folks say it all ultimately comes down to the decoupling thing. So if the steps for throwing a ball are:
1. transfer weight back to front (as you coil up torso)
2. unwind with torso rotation (as you coil arm)
3. uncoil arm/shoulder (as you finish torso rotation and weight transfer)
Males, basically any males, are naturally inclined to decouple steps 2 and 3, which is what you have to do to generate force in the throw.
Females, by nature, do steps 2 and 3 simultaneously. They just can't help it. That's why they throw like girls and we snicker when they throw the ball back over the fence (and fail). Don't act like you don't snicker.
It's kind of the difference between shot-put champions, who are always muscular beasts, and javelin champions, who are always a little more wiry. Shot-putters want to synchronize 2 and 3 too closely, so they get this muscle explosion to propel the... uh, the shot. Or the put. Or whateva.
So you give a football to a shot-put gold medalist, he'll suck, not only because all the muscle mass makes his upper body too tight to create the whiplike wave action needed, but because he's trained himself out of the natural male tendency to decouple 2 and 3. A female shot-put champ will be even worse, because she never had the natural inclination to separate those to begin with. But if you pump up a woman with enough roids and weight training (East Germany or something), she'll start to out shot-put weaker males, because the weak male has lost his advantage over her in that motion. The weaker male still throws a football farther with ease to salvage his masculinity a bit, but he might still be embarrased by a really good female javelin thrower, or maybe a UM softball outfielder.
Javelin champs, on the other hand, fling footballs for miles (Terry Bradshaw was an NCAA champ javelin thrower, for example). They perfect the separate steps. But if you pumped them up on roids so they got huge and put a heavy cannonball in their hands, they would suck, because they still naturally want to decouple steps 2 and 3 without realizing it.
Decathalons notwithstanding, it's why you'll never have a person win the javelin and the shot-put, ever. One requires a synchronized explosion behind the object, the other requires a wave action going off in order, but not completely overlapping. Both create a lot of energy, but totally differently.
NOTE: I AM NOT SAYING THIS PROSPECT THROWS LIKE A GIRL. That is all.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Biggest worry here||
assuming Morgan can't play is the foul situation with Horford/McGary, especially since we haven't had a 50/50 call go our way in Assembly in probably 30 years. Watching the IU/Purdue game, Zeller and Co. really attack the hoop with abandon and pick up fouls left and right. Morgan is more disclipined about defending without fouling than either of those two.
Was pleasantly surprised at Horford's comfort at finishing on the offensive end-- seems much more natural on offense than McGary's finishes.
But holy hell, McGary on the boards, I drink to that. Just wish he'd finish a little stronger so he's not getting blocked cleanly so often.
Really wish tip-off were earlier. I'll be rigor mortis tense all day. What a matchup.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, but that's because "arm strength" is a misonomer||
We use the shorthand "strong arm" to describe something that has nothing to do with muscle strength, because it's easier than describing all the mechanical motion that gives velocity to passing, i.e. the transfer of weight from back to front foot, torso rotation, and snapping motion of the arm, and most importantly the perfectly timed sequence of those things in a smooth delivery.
One of the interesting things about "throwing like a girl" (no offense, MGoLadies) is that it isn't because of weakness, it's because girls can't usually decouple the torso rotation from the arm motion sufficiently, no matter how physically strong they are. They synchronize the two acts too much, whereas even weak boys have a natural tendency to separate in time just a bit, so the ball leaves their arm with more snap and it doesn't have that shot-put appearance that girls tend to have.
It helps to explain why some skinny little beach-bully-targets (I'm thinking of dudes like former Steelers QB Tommy Maddox who never saw a weight room in his life) have cannon "arms" when chiseled Greek tricep gods struggle to throw a ball 30 yards. It ain't the arm at all.
All that said, I'm in favor of keeping the convention "strong arm" instead of "strong asynchronous weight transfer-torso rotation-arm uncoiling".
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Danny Hope only comes to the rescue||
when the purveyor of the snake oil actually wears a bona fide wizard hat.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmmm. Hoosiers by 37 in W. Lafayette.||
Scouting report: they appear to be good at basketball.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||who told you it can't be detected?||
I assure you, non-human proteins can be detected in humans using relatively straightforward ELISA assays on serum. Maybe not in deer.
The only reason you wouldn't be able to pick it up is if the use was too long ago or it was never absorbed in the first place, which is quite reasonable, because sublingual administration of non-human proteins is not a good way to deliver them. And that's good news, because let's just take the company at its word (the company with no scientists, just ex-cons selling crap)-- let's assume it's just loaded with IGF-1 that can (1) be absorbed (2) is bioavailable to cells expressing human IGF-1 receptor.
The BEST outcome is that it does nothing. The more likely outcome is that elevated IGF-1 levels over an extended period of time are likely to cause prostate cancer.
Holy crap, I can't believe this is still a story.
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||go routes won't "fly" in college?||
|20 weeks 6 hours ago||selfish appraisal||
Hope this is true, because as a DC resident, a UM game just a few metro stops away in College Park, MD every other year is fairly woo-hoo! Even trekking up the coast to Joisey would be fairly convenient. Crummy for traditional matchups against legacy B1G teams, I'll admit. Also, College Park is a true crime-ridden hell hole. But still... woo-hoo!
|20 weeks 6 hours ago||If I were a pollster||
I'd mark him down as undecided.
|20 weeks 7 hours ago||A perfectly informative title for the post||
which I would think would dissuade any rational person who doesn't care to hear what RR thinks from clicking to read the thread. I'll just scroll down now to confirm this.
Putting aside for a moment who said it and for what motivation, one objective truth is that the proposition about many on the team at that time is almost certainly true. Just sayin'.
|20 weeks 10 hours ago||I look in the background||
and seriously do not understand why some people bother to come to Michigan basketball games. You have the No. 1 team (or close to it at the time), the best offense in the country, one of the most exciting group of freshmen, a great gif-worthy play...
... and people stay glued to their seats. Some of them look like there's a timeout on the floor.. Jeebus, folks, what does it take to get you people excited? Medicare Part D, I know, but what else?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||seconds until this pic becomes an MGoUser's avatar||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||A fine question.||
Most likely, simple exogenous (i.e., free-form protein just kinda dumped on the cells) addition of IGF-1 would give you some measurable effect on a simple in vitro cell-culture assay, assuming the muscle cells have a surface receptor for the stuff.
But in the mouse model they're using in the paper, you can't really pump IGF into the mouse for that long, and even if you did, you could get effects all over the organism depending on bioavailability, not just the muscle. What they did was much cleaner and fancy: put the gene for the expression into the embryo under the control of a muscle cell promoter, so it only turns on in muscle cells and you can isolate the effect. That's more of a gold-standard approach; the quick-and-dirty proof-of-concept would be what you describe, just feeding the stuff to the cells.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I only enjoy pics||
of certificated kittens.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Are you serious?||
You think "deerantlerspray.org" is run by the journal Nature Genetics?
The Nature group of journals are some of the highest impact-factor journals in the world. See that abstract cited a few posts down? (or up, depending on your settings) Read that abstract. That's written by a qualified scientist in a Nature journal.
How about the most painfully obvious stupidity in the whole thing-- that deer antler spray "can't be detected" because it is naturally occuring in the body. In whose body? Deer? If you have a non-human protein floating around in a human, it's not that hard to detect it, assuming the excretory or immune system hasn't cleared it already as a protein from a foreign animal that is not known for homogeneity to humans and wouldn't have a cognate cellular receptor in a human, much less one localized to myocytes (muscle cells).
Oh, my head.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I knew those 5 years in grad school||
would eventually allow me to shine on an internet message board someday. That day has arrived.
It's just an abstract and not a full paper, so there's not much to it other than to say that the lab added the gene for IGF protein to skeletal muscle cells and then measured those cells for growth activity using a standard method (it's indirect-- they look for activity at a "transcription factor" called GATA-2 which ordinarily won't get turned from DNA into RNA, so when they see lots of it, they know the muscle cell is turned on).
So "localized IGF transgene expression sustains hypertrophy and regeneration in senescent skeletal muscle" is just a way of saying "we made IGF just in this one type of non-growing muscle cell and voila, it started getting pumped up like Popeye eating spinach."
Given that they noted using "transgenic embryos," it's a good bet this was done in mice. Yes, you probably guessed what that means. Mice are now strong enough to take over the world.
I for one welcome our new murine overlords.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||What a complete hunk of junk this is.||
I don't even know where to begin. Despite the lousy writing that might suggest otherwise, I can assure you a scientist did not write this.
What the fudge does "certificated farmer' mean, anyway?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Ed Reed agrees with said prominent public figure||
And just per the Bernard Pollard quote, when I first saw the story, I thought he was referring to the collective future weight of lawsuits eventually dragging the NFL down. The thought that the NFL will cease to exist someday because it isn't violent enough, to me, is off in fringe survivalist zombie apocalypse land somewhere as a real concern.
So, to your Q's:
1. Yes, with reservations and encouragement to go with a sport you can play your whole life instead
2. see above re: Pollard
3. I think they're on the right track with taking away launching and moving closer to rugby-style tackling (I played h.s. football and college rugby, and had concussions in both, generally speaking the rugby tackling was more form-conscious and still very physical)
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Not if we're talking SEC schools.||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||1. "conference expansion"||
1. "conference expansion" [in any context]
4. I CAN HAZ
5. "NCAA close to announcing Miami sanctions"
But mostly "This"
|20 weeks 5 days ago||That's what I thought||
but evidently, it's still bunk. Or something.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||That's interesting about finishing better||
They both get an inordinate number of layup attempts blocked, but Morgan at least has some slippery moves to get around under the opposite side of the basket for a layup. McGary elevates so poorly I get the sense we're going to see many more of his shots get blocked. Maybe by next year, after extensive off-season weights and such, we'll see him go up and finish with more authority? Would also love, love to seem him work on a little baby hook, because he establishes such great position down low.
Love 'em both. Agree with the consensus: keep starting Morgan and bring in McGary for oomph/spark and such, and probably roughly equal total minutes.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||"Miami sanctions on the way"||
reminds me a lot of all the times I've seen the headline "Fidel Castro reportedly near death"
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Reminiscent of Mario's SB catch.||
Really pulling for Tree to make a roster. Figures to be a bit of an uphill battle b/c his 40 time, but his hands, route running, blocking, and just about everything else are so solid one would think plenty of teams could use him. The number of drive-killing drops in the NFL is ridiculous for players at that level. Give me a reliable pair of hands anyday.
Also, Daffy Duck voice.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Jesus, people who always say this||
are like every old man in the world who says "[baseball/quality of building construction/ education/ ettiquette/ art/ music/ television] was SO much better back in my day, sonny...now get off my lawn."
People have been complaining about SNL casts since the second season-- they're never as good as the old days.
jdon and McKayla Maroney are not impressed.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Damn foreigners. Next, it'll be people from the future.|
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone else get the feeling||
that many Notre Dame fans would be happier if there actually was a Lennay Kekua, and she actually did die of leukemia? On balance, isn't this a story bringing relief that something terribly sad didn't happen?
|21 weeks 6 days ago||On the other hand....||
When you sign up to play for Notre Dame, aren't you more or less agreeing to a blanket, omnibus media shitstorm? It's like dating Lindsey Lohan and griping about all the chaos and papparazzi.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I was fighting off a cold with the intention of sleeping at 9||
and was up til 1am reading about this story. I am absolutely riveted by the magnitude of this train wreck.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Explain something to me||
How is it that not one acquaintance, co-worker, roommate, friend, or family member of the girl in the co-opted photographs happened to see her picture all over the news in September? Wouldn't someone have seen this story and said "uh... that girl ain't named Lennay, she isn't Manti Te'o's girlfriend, and she's definitely not dead"?
At least if MY picture showed up on the news as being romantically linked to a football player, and also dead, I'd kinda hope one of my buds would do me a solid and forward a link with the subject "for your immediate review."
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Hello: Lennay Kekua||
Position: Inspiring dying girlfriend
Attractiveness: Most Beautiful Te'o (n)ever met, but mostly because of her character
Guru Ratings: No. 7 Manti Te'o overall girlfriend, No. 1 online
YMRMFSPA: Hitler Diaries, Balloon boy, Shroud of Turin, Crop Circles, Ron Mexico
Schadenfreude Resulting from Self-Righteousness of Institution Involved: High
Prediction Based on Flimsy Evidence: Heartwarming media stories involving athletes will continue to be based on flimsy evidence
Overall: Five FAKEs out of Five
|22 weeks 57 min ago||Yes, and it has been going on for years.||
But now that I think about it, it's been exclusively online, and he always has an excuse for why he can't meet up. Man, do I feel stupid.
At least my girlfriend Kate will give me some sympathy. We're long-distance, but she sent me this pic, and is pretty smokin' hot:
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||Quote of the day||
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||Everybody knows that even in an online romance||
you still talk to them on the phone once in a while, for conjugal phone visits and whatnot in a pinch. That way, even if you're talking to a 20 year old who turns out to be a 56 year old, at least you're still in the right ballpark with gender. It's called "voice verify," kids.
I mean, um, a friend told me this. I assume it to be true since I don't even use the interweb.
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||It has to be asked.||
Has anyone ever actually met this "Brian Cook"?
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||She's not really dead, as long as we find a way to remember her.||
I'm on record right now as predicting a Lennay Kekua Foundation comes out of this.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||That rumbling you just heard||
was the sound of a collective shudder going through the hearts of Ann Arbor's hooker community.
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||This gif was so weirdly mesmerizing||
I forgot what the post was about.
Oh yeah, Oregon, Chip Kelly, Eagles. Interesting, that.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I believe McGuffie||
became the first player to ever have 1000+ yds both rushing and receiving in Rice history, which is a pretty damn long history. Kid has done well for himself.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||If she was such a great diarist||
how come I've never seen one of her entries get bumped to the front page?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||YouTube link||
or the reference never happened.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Been a Rivals subscriber for four years||
And have a grand total of zero discussion thread posts to my credit. I never read them, period. I like Rivals for the straight news, and for the fact they separate out their speculation/whispers/rumors (usually in the "Inside the Fort" segments) about recruiting and such from their "straight" columns. I find the discussion threads here to be much more fun, have a better sense of humor and esprit-de-corps, and generally agree with the consensus views more often than not.
Rivals does tend to be a bit more of a company line and never really questions the wisdom of the establishment the way Brian does-- and I think there's a place for both. I guess you could say I read one for the party line, and one for dissent, and feel I've gotten a balanced picture at the end of the day.
I wish they'd get a better copy checker for the articles as they're often typo-ridden, but other than that, I'm pretty happy with it as a compliment to the content on MGoBlog, enough to keep paying the not-insubstantial price tag.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Makes sense.||
Kid wants to be a music producer, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was really Vandy and USC all along. And for all the Kiffin being Kiffin, let's face it, you think "Big Time College Football" for only one of those.
Word of advice, kid: watch out for that producer scene in LA. As they say, "It's dog eat dog. It's worse than dog eat dog. It's dog doesn't return other dog's phone calls."
|23 weeks 5 days ago||It's really sweet||
that the verb you thought of was "marry." That so.... Utah of you.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||How were the tickets looking comparatively on StubHub?||
Anyone know? Was there a major tail-off the last day or so? Fall back to face value or stay relatively overpriced per usual?
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||Not picking on Gardner in any way here||
esp. considering he achieved the near-impossible by being as good as he was without the benefit of all the reps, but if Gardner had been a bit more accurate on a few of those throws, we might have been looking at an all-time great performance by Gallon in the Outback. Talking 200+ yards and 3TDs, maybe-- might have been up there with the Braylon Game.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||I made it about 2 minutes into this vid||
and had to give it up. Not emotionally ready to start looking through the photo album yet.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Pretty sure Lewan's agent||
will do a mashup of his plays vs. Clowney when it's time to negotiate the contract.
Would have said they should throw his ownage of Gholston on the tape as well, but the dude has fallen so far off the scale, it doesn't really prove anything anymore.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Why don't you crowdsource the costs necessary||
for your upgrade to HD next season? I know I'd contribute. You're performing some major public service for the community.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Lewan stonewalled him||
and probably earned a couple of million extra bucks over the course of the afternoon.
On the optimistic side, Schofield came in and did a pretty decent job for a couple of series. Is the thinking he goes to LT next year and Magnusson or another RS Frosh goes to RT, or something else?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||By a wide measure||
and in a loooong time, at least it feels that way.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Hells yes.||
That's affirmative, captain.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Re: no. 3||
Jarrod Wilson is a ballhawk-- just give him a year to grow up. Couldn't tell if he made it back onto the field after the big play in the 2nd quarter, but next year, with Countess/Taylor/Avery/Richardson/Wilson/Gordon we'll be fine.
Agree-- future is looking good. Don't worry about Gardner, with a full offseason of tweaking and repping the throwing mechanics, the muscle memory will be there in big games next year and he won't miss those open looks. He threw some deadly passes, too, and those figure to be the norm next year. We can win championships with the guy, no question in my mind.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I spent hours fuming||
over Borges' second-half decision-making in the Ohio loss, and I've ripped him whenever I got the chance this season, but I have to hand it to him. I thought he had a smart, creative game plan and deserved the win.
When Devin has a whole spring/summer/fall as the No. 1 guy, with all those reps, he'll be a sight to behold and won't leave those same plays sitting on the field next year (e.g., all those throws to an open Gallon). Borges put him in a position to make plays, and that's all you can ask the OC to do. Gardner has so much natural ability, it's just a matter of polishing him up and we're in business.
Got Clowney'd at the end, but the dude is an NFL Pro Bowler playing on the wrong level, so it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Well done, Gorgeous Al. Look forward to next year.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously||
I assumed they'd screw in some longer cleats at halftime, but it happened again in the 3rd. C'mon D Brandon, quit screwing with the jerseys and make sure they've all got the right equipment that really matters.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||sniff.||
A lifetime of rooting for Michigan, and I've never found myself rooting for a single individual as much as I've come to root for Denard. I was at the Western game for that amazing first play ever, at the UConn game for his breakout first start, at Under The Lights where I lost my voice, and many other great moments.
My favorite player of all time. Will miss you, man. Good luck in The League.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Worked out well enough for him.||
He got to hang in El Paso for the holidays. For you gringos, that's Spanish for "The Paso"
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Might want to add specificity||
and say that we're looking for 2012 Iowa Borges, not 2011 Iowa Borges. Because 2012>>>>2011. What a fiasco that was.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, my hovercraft is pretty much full of eels||
I have no idea what that conversation, if it was one, was about.
Helpful reference for the unitiated:
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Do you really love lamp?||
Or are you just saying that?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Ford was a bailout-by-proxy||
Would have been awfully hard for them to stay in business if all the major parts suppliers went under, which they would have but for Chrysler and GM staying afloat courtesy of the taxpayer.
Now, what was this thread about? Oh yeah, the Lions. Don't really care, never been a fan, don't know how Lions fans do it, frankly.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||"They let you choose any name you want."||
"And you landed on 'McLovin'?"
"Yeah, it was between that and Mohammed."
"Why the fuck would it be between that and Mohammed? Why didn't you just pick a common name?"
"Mohammed is the most common name on Earth, read a fucking book."
|25 weeks 2 days ago||You had me||
until "no skanky pics."
|25 weeks 2 days ago||tactically speaking,||
if you're going to piss on people, a high horse is probably the best place to be. Or a tall horse, anyway, not the Western Michigan "high horse" mascot.
Jeebus, that is one seriously high horse.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Justin Feagin is bad.||
I'm just sayin'.
(hope the kid gets his life in order, though)
In other news, that's excellent re: Irvin. The pipeline looks bright indeed.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Arrrrrrr, Matey.||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Does it take a business genius||
1) to get people to pay money for pizza that tastes like cardboard? Probably, yes.
2) to make the athletic dept (not the university) more money simply by squeezing the customers into "required donations" and huge ticket price increases? Not really.
Wish he were a little more of a "Tradition is Good" kinda guy vis-a-vis uniforms, but we could have done worse with an AD. The Process... bad. The Resulting Hire... very, very good.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||If he could care less||
doesn't that suggest that he cares at least a modest amount? Which he plainly doesn't?
I made the call.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I don't hear much of people rooting against Arizona||
I'd like to see the guy succeed. I think he's a hell of a football mind.
On the other hand, Scott Shafer's success at Syracuse irked me a good bit. I wasn't rooting against him, I just resented what that said about Michigan's program at the time.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Given that someone beat you to it||
technically, this should be titled "Hello, again, again"
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Jake Ryan to fullback.||
Book it, my friends.
Also, Keith Stone to 3-tech.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Somehow, the announcers||
completely missed GR getting whacked in the head as he went in the for the dunk-- at first glance, I thought it was just a graze, but you can really see his head snap back. Ouch.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely a technical.||
And worth it.
|28 weeks 6 hours ago||It's in such poor taste||
to drop a Dooce in the middle of a thread.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||No||
No it isn't.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Likewise||
I would have guessed about 6 to 7.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'll upvote this||
if you change Jedi to Empire Strikes Back.