Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Look...I don't think Hoke was||
Look...I don't think Hoke was in the right by any means. However, I think you need to put your pitchforks away. The University of Michigan is MUCH more than the University of Michigan Football team and this issue is not an institution wide issue. It is an issue for the University of Michigan Athletic department. This issue is only as big as it is because of the insane echoing effect of the 24 hour news cycle where things are a big deal because we say it is.
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||Thanks for that! Obviously||
Thanks for that! Obviously Matt Hinton sucks at writing and we should ignore his opinion cuz...Bill Simmons man.
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||Oops||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Lawl. Lets be honest every||
Lawl. Lets be honest every single fanbase thinks the league hates them.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||And right on cue...Good to||
And right on cue...Good to see him finally playing. Lets see if we can ramp up that D
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Sorry if already covered but||
Sorry if already covered but does anyone know why Morgan isn't playing or is it still an enigma?
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This. Changing your opinion||
This. Changing your opinion on something in response to a different data set is not flip-flopping. If the flip-flop is a result of analyzing a different data set and coming up with a different conclusion, shouldn't this be a good thing? If not, what's the point in having rankings? Pre-season #1 is post-season #1 -- no flip-flopping on ballot rankings allowed.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The transitive property||
The transitive property never fails! As a proof of concept, see how EMU's football team was better than Alabama last year!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Well for Bell's you can head||
Well for Bell's you can head to Arizona. Unfortunately for FFF the closest place is probably Munster, IN.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I know there are tons of||
I know there are tons of upsets every year, but does it seem like there was a disproportionate amount of bad seeding this year? Of note you have 3 12's winning, a 15 making the sweet 16 for the first time ever and a victory for a 13 and 14 seed in the first round. Also, St. Louis, a 4 seed thought to be a team that would give Louisville fits, bowed out to a 12 seed. Is this just March Madness living up to its name, a case of very poor seeding or just a demonstration of how much pariety college basketball has this year?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I know this isn't unique to||
I know this isn't unique to me, but it feels like my bracket has been crushed in most close games. Marquette alone has busted me twice!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Me too!! Too bad it was||
Me too!! Too bad it was supposed to be against Pitt. Woo March Madness!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Which one? Obviously the||
Which one? Obviously the second one was worse, but the first air ball 3 was HORRIBLE
|2 years 8 weeks ago||And yet they have another||
And yet they have another shot at life!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I have to agree with this||
I have to agree with this flagrant 1 thing being garbage. If you need to watch the play in slow motion to determine if it's flagrant, it's not.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||From everything I read it||
From everything I read it seems like if its on CBS you can always get it for free without putting in a provider. If its on any of the other channels you get a free 4 hours total for the tournament. After that you need the TV subscription.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I don't know if this will||
I don't know if this will work for everyone, but I have found that the quality on watchespn is inversely proportional to the number of applications/browser tabs I have open. If I shut everything else down and refresh the ESPN stream a couple times I usually end up with really good video.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||That is amazing! Is this a||
That is amazing! Is this a one-time only link or will it work tomorrow/next week/football season?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Do you really think the||
Do you really think the events are comparable? Let me show you a picture of Cantona...
IMO Hazard deserved the red and the mandatory 3 game suspension that goes along with it. But that is where the punishment should end.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Your point is true. It||
Your point is true. It definitely is a good thing not to hoot and holler in your oponents face. It is obnoxious and disrespectful. That being said, when you celebrate, you usually show emotion immediately. If you are all by yourself, like Charles was, it's easy to avoid confrontation. When you just dunked on someone and they are standing a foot from you at the end of the play, any celebration looks like taunting regardless of intent.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I agree with almost||
I agree with almost everything you said, I don't understand how people don't understand that declaring earlier probably lead to a higher position due to the weak draft. I hope that this performance is not just a one off. That being said, 3-5 shooting from beyond the arc is unsustainable for any player...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Just did a quick||
Just did a quick check...couldn't have been him. He's in Manhattan.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Anyone else hear someone yell||
Anyone else hear someone yell ball don't lie? Is Sheed at this game??
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Is anyone forgetting the lockout?||
One thing that was screaming out to me here was that no one is looking at the extenuating circumstances. IMHO one of the big reasons why Morris jumped when he did was the weak draft class, as many people were (correctly) expecting a lock-out. He left because he thought that it was his best opportunity for a high draft position. Burke doesn't have to deal with any of this stuff...so his decisions are a lot more conventional.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Uhhhh Urban Meyer?||
Uhhhh Urban Meyer?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Michigan 87, Bradley 58||
Michigan 87, Bradley 58
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I know it is kind of a||
I know it is kind of a strange technicality...but neither is Nebraska. They were outed from the AAU just before they joined the B1G.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||So good #HAIL||
So good #HAIL
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Yeah it's Wisconsin||
This one is pretty good too
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Thank you so much for that||
Thank you so much for that video. So many of those runs were memorable, but I think the one at 7:50 was the most impressive. Not only does he have spectacular speed but his strength is overpowering as well!
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Biakabutuka too!||
I don't know if I'm the only one who has the two forever linked -- but a running tandem like Biakabutuka and Wheatley was a sight to behold and I hope we can come close to approximating it sometime in the future. For my money -- those two are some of the greatest M backs of all time. Combined they ran for almost 2000 yards in 1994 at 6.2 and 5.4 YPA respectively. Could you imagine how lethal a running attack of Tim, Tyrone and Denard would be?
I know my young impressionable mind put those two high on Mt. Olympus, but that was a spectacular backfield, even when compared with other M greats.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Good eye. Seriously I don't||
Good eye. Seriously I don't think I could have made that catch in 1000 viewings -- but seeing that now makes the whole set infinitely better. +20 internetz to you sir.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||I do believe the term you||
I do believe the term you were searching for is douchenozzle.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||A bit of a humblebrag...but||
A bit of a humblebrag...but I'll allow it. And whats wrong with him being a frontrunner...I say the boy just likes to win!
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Yes! The Masked Man is||
Yes! The Masked Man is fantastic. I also love all of the annotated greatest sports articles of all time. Yes some of the articles miss the mark occasionally, but I seriously love that site a lot. I rarely read an article and am disappointed in the time commitment.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||And there it is. You went||
And there it is. You went there.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Le sigh. Apparently the only||
Le sigh. Apparently the only thing more important than talking about Michigan is talking about Ohio.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||This. 100,000 times||
This. 100,000 times this. None of us know the circumstances around the contract/behind the scenes issues/family location/etc. I don't think any of us would tell a coworker who takes a better job (or at least more desirable to the person accepting the job) that they are a classless asshole who has no respect for the sanctity of our organization?
However, when sports are involved suddenly we get really pissed. Like other people have said...it's probably winter break so the players aren't on campus. You are offered a job that you see as better. Who here wouldn't sign and run? I know football isn't a job for most of us and the thought of people looking at it as a job is unpalatable.
So. Next time you get all pissed off when you realize football is a business...ask yourself, would I get mad if someone did an analogous thing in my field? If the answer is yes, well by all means go ahead with your rant.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||And I guess to reiterate the||
And I guess to reiterate how weird this pic is... 6'4''-7'7''-5'7''
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I didn't. It wasn't fun!||
I didn't. It wasn't fun!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Better Zoltan Reference...||
Better Zoltan Reference...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I am by no means supporting||
I am by no means supporting Sandusky or trying to make light of the situation or make anything more than superficial parallels. However, a few years ago peple were saying similar things about the Duke LAX players. Although he seems incredibly guilty from all of the information that has been released thus far, we are not privvy to all of the facts.
Preemptively please dont attack me. I AM NOT defending Sandusky in any way, just pointing out that none of us know all of the facts. Although his guilty conviction seems likely -- who knows what will come out in the next year?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Wow. Just. Wow. +1 internets||
Wow. Just. Wow. +1 internets to you.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Well I'm hoping for the day||
Well I'm hoping for the day when I hit 1000....again. I hit it once back in the day of expiring points and the negbangs...took a year off. Now I'm back on the up and up. Congrats!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Agreed. But there is 0||
Agreed. But there is 0 upside for him to do that. The story is old and history shows him to be in the right. There will never be enough media attention to this story to cast him in a negative light. By Kampfer responding only negative publicity can follow.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||The thing is, almost no one||
The thing is, almost no one likes SNL when it is being made. My favorite seasons by far were the early 90s with stars such as Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Norm Macdonald, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, etc. At the time almost no one appreciated a lot of the stuff they were doing and consistantly everyone said "SNL sucks" it was better in the olden days.
Whether this is do to the comedy being before its time or just the appeal of seeing stars before they made it big...I'm not entirely sure. You can see the same thing with people's opinions of Will Farrell on SNL in the early 2000s. It was appreciated a lot less back in the day.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||You also have to factor in||
You also have to factor in that the Pistons have the option of getting amnesty on one of the contracts. Like maybe they don't need to be paying Gordon and Hamilton tons of money. Or Villanueva.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Except technically it makes||
Except technically it makes you an owner, meaning that the Packers can never leave Green Bay. How many other pro sports teams have a 0% chance of leaving town? Oh yeah that's right zero.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||But we, as a Americans, don't||
But we, as a Americans, don't have any systems where the "strongest" team wins the championship. For example, what do you think is a better representative of a successful season: the 162 game baseball regular season or a couple 7 game series? All this playoff model would do is give an opportunity for the drama to be played on the field instead of inside a bunch of computers/by the voting of a bunch of people who don't have to justify their votes.
tl;dr A playoff would be way more fun and look at the Superbowl XLII. Does anyone really think the Giants were a better team than the Patriots? No. But no one cares, because the Giants won the game.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Yes. Thank you. A healthy||
Yes. Thank you. A healthy rivalry is influenced by this behavior. It just is annoying when you see MGO users saying this stuff, then making fun of MSU fans for the same behavior. Also, I wish I could impliment a rule saying that anyone who posts in these threads is not allowed to comment how MSU isn't one of our rivals. Obviously this behavior and those statements do not compute.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||This post and the other ones||
This post and the other ones of this ilk are atrocious. The majority of these commenters here are simultaniously trashing MSU and making fun of the RCMB for being more intreagued with Michigan travails than MSU success.
The board today is chock full of these comments. I suggest for all of you to ask before posting "Would this comment be at home on the RCMB?" or also perhaps "If an MSU fan posted this would I LOL at them?" If so please don't post.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||True, and I think they are||
True, and I think they are small enough they really don't matter. However, from the position that this is a more "high brow message board," I don't really think the pictures really have a place. Call me a pansy, but I just kind of feel sad every time I see a Michigan BEWBS picture. I just think we need to avoid the lowest common denominator action and keep this board as far away from scout boards as possible. Plus, didn't Brian post about not liking those kinds of avatars somewhere?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Anyone else of the Michigan||
Anyone else of the Michigan Rugby/IM sports/michigan chess team(iirc) ilk recognize the creepy/ridiculous persona that is Rob Noss @ 2:25?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I know this is flogging a||
I know this is flogging a dead horse...but I hate this meme. I don't understand why people care about alumni status making someone a fan. Just as being an alumnus doesn't make one a fan, not being an alumnus should have no bearing on one's "fan quality."
tl;dr lets lose the alumni make the best fans meme
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Just looked at the comments||
Just looked at the comments on the Philly site...suprised they didn't start freaking out at him calling them "Philly Cheesteaks." I don't know if my friends are the only ones...but they FREAK if they aren't just called a cheesesteak.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I guess I got a different||
I guess I got a different message from the exit interview situation. From my perspective it said that the administration was bringing up the question "Should RR go?", not the players. I don't have any insight into how these interviews are conducted. However, if you take this viewpoint to the exit-interview situation I don't think it is damning at all, and just shows that there seemed to be indecision on the part of Brandon.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I'm not going to lie though.||
I'm not going to lie though. Although the party the night after a single Paul Bunyan trophy is way better...I'm pretty sure long term Michigan's continued sterling academic reputation is more important to me being a happy alumnus.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Thanks for the corrections.||
Thanks for the corrections. I spent enough time following the discussion that I have enough knowledge to BS my way...but not enough to really teach anything of note. It seems like they had the upper hand in tech, and no one else really stood a chance. Do you think Quantum would have taken Nuon without the unscheduled stop?
For the record I wasn't referring to any cruel or evil shenanigans. Which would make them not shenanigans at all really...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||But then by the same||
But then by the same precedent, when Mouton was suspended in 09, RR would have gotten a fine. Do you really think that would be prudent?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I agree with you. I just||
I agree with you. I just think that in general we are taking a myopic view of this because of the situation. While his play was reprehensible, I think the majority of us don't want to see the B1G office suspending players on a week to week basis. Although I would be in favor of instituting a hockey like game misconduct. Watch that play -- boot him out of the game and the next one as well.
I guess I agree with you...I just don't like the idea of the B1G suspending people all the time...which is what I would be worried about if a precedent was made.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||He was suspended for a game||
He was suspended for a game. Good. Can this be over now? I know we are all pissed off about this and want him to be suspended for more games...but do we really want to set a precedent where people are suspended every week for stuff like this. I am not condoning any of these actions. I just think that if he was suspended for multiple games here, it could start a precedent of a large number of suspensions...or maybe it would just clean up football in general. Then all of this unsportsmanlike garbage would end. But I'm thinking not.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Tokai's solar panels are||
Tokai's solar panels are different than the panels used by nuon and UM. From the solarcar site discussion they had a more optimal effeciency at temperature than the other panels. The possible shenanigans at play were that Panasonic made the panels -- and it was possible that they hand picked and shipped the best effeciency panels from the line.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Isn't this the ON season?||
Isn't this the ON season?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||What ohhh false||
What ohhh false alarm
|3 years 33 weeks ago||While I agree with you to a||
While I agree with you to a point...I feel like the collapse of OSU helped the recruiting a lot...and that really doesn't have much to do with anyone but Tressel. I think RR would have probably experienced the same boost.
/just conjecture...no real facts
|3 years 34 weeks ago||In the Big House sucks...but||
In the Big House sucks...but I was thinking about it -- is it just because I really don't like Pop Evil? I was thinking about the synergy between the Red Sox and The Dropkick Murphys. I love that -- so is it just the band choice or is it the "get-off-my-lawn" mentality that other Michigan fans and I adopt.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||You may scoff, but as a 13||
You may scoff, but as a 13 year veteran of Michigania 2nd week and recent UM grad -- I am looking forward to having a family(although the thought scares me) to bring back to the shores of Lake Walloon.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Does anyone else feel like||
Does anyone else feel like this is kind of a witch hunt. Does our defense suck incredibly? Yes. Is it potentially the worst defense Michigan has had in recent memory -- probably. But how often has Michigan had 7 freshman starters -- Never. As much as I would love to heap all of the blame on GERG...I just don't think even the most spectacular DC in the world could fix this D. And furthermore, throwing on the pressure of working under a new DC next year might just throw the defense into another rebuilding year...which is not what we need.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||This is why I am glad that I||
This is why I am glad that I don't get too wrapped up in recruiting.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Not OT||
Hope he's doing alright. I always liked watching him play and hope he lands on his feet somewhere.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I think his logic should say||
I think his logic should say that Indiana should win -- seeing as they are 16xs Revenge.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||And not to be a tool...but||
And not to be a tool...but you have the USMNT logo as your avatar...but you don't know how the World Cup works?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Yeah -- I love cards for||
Yeah -- I love cards for diving though. It ruins the game. Some of the best goals are scored when the attacker uses his strength to stay up and put the defenders to school.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I love that in the thread||
I love that in the thread yesterday we talked about how the Germans are known not to dive. And who gets the first yellow for a dive.....
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Because this has never||
Because this has never happened in College Hockey...
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I still feel bad about that||
I still feel bad about that happening to you...but at the time it was absolutely hilarious to see vigilante justice applied from a seperate and obscure thread post by Brian.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||OK article. I like Brian's||
OK article. I like Brian's better...from the mgolicious
|5 years 7 weeks ago||One of my friends was at the||
One of my friends was at the Michael Buble concert last week and he dedicated a song to Gordie, who was at the concert, for his birthday.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I absolutely agree with||
I absolutely agree with everything you wrote. I would also like to add that my biggest issue is that a referee can retroactively claim he had intention to blow the whistle. OTOH if a whistle is incorrectly blown and the play is not infringed by the whistle it cannot be taken back.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||This is awesome. I thought||
This is awesome. I thought we were breaking free from the Mgo community at first. And I was like, shitm Brian is going to be pissed. But, I was happy to see that it was not independence from Brian, but from the evil god who has plagued us for too long.
I have no qualms with giving a huge FUCK YOU to you AMBHG. If I could I would sign my name with a flourish that made John Hancock stop and say, "Damn, kid has balls"
Banish all Michigan-hating gods.
Import metric ass-tons of 100% Pure Colombian Awesome.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Watch out y'all. He has||
Watch out y'all. He has access to literally THOUSANDS of IPs.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Great announcing on the play.||
Great announcing on the play. Watching two Michigan alums get torched...not so much.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Nicely done. After seeing||
Nicely done. After seeing that...I may be here for the posbang instead.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||E6 is an awesome band and||
E6 is an awesome band and comes to the Pig pretty often. I would definitely recommend seeing them if you have a chance.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Lake Wobegon State?||
Lake Wobegon State?
|5 years 9 weeks ago||All of your points are true||
All of your points are true -- but that is the nature of all major American sports save college football. Both models are completely valid. There is no one superior system.
I prefer the tournament model to that of the BCS. The majority of the excitement happens on the field, instead of through the team selection process.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I'm glad I am not the only||
I'm glad I am not the only one. It seemed like there was at least twice the number of Michigan fans who attended last year.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||But that is the nature of the||
But that is the nature of the beast that is American sports. Hockey playoffs favor a hot goalie, football is another crazy single elimination playoff and basketball has less randomness -- but still favors the team that gets hot at the end of the season.
You have a choice. You can award championships by who wins the regular season a la European Football or take the randomness of a tournament. I choose the tournament. It is SO much more exciting.
What fun is a championship that can be decided before the last game?
|5 years 9 weeks ago||The word you are looking for||
The word you are looking for is catharsis. Holy shit was that amazing. It was the best release for all basketball/football blues.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I got me some free tickets||
I got me some free tickets too. There was some Red Wings rep at the Jug last night handing them out like candy. It. Was. Awesome.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||The Pipe was awesome. No||
The Pipe was awesome. No disrespect to the other riders, but White looked like a professional in a semi-pro league. He was amazing. OTOH, did anyone else think the announcer was ridiculously pro-american and didn't say anything good about any of the other riders?
Finnish rider completes a run where his air is described as "sick" and a trick is described as "monster." After the run is over the announcer said he didn't see anything special about the run, it just didn't have the spectacular pantomime a medal run deserves. The Finn took home silver.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Bacon is probably the best||
Bacon is probably the best teacher I have ever had, however, even as someone who loved his course - I don't think I can call him a prof. Cameron and Williams - also incredibly good, but both have since retired. In the German Dept. - Kalli Federhofer is a damn good teacher as well.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah its a power plant. The||
Yeah its a power plant. The cool thing about it is that the majority of steam produced is shipped around campus to power the AC units and maybe the heat (I don't remember). The net effect of this is that the power plant is wicked efficient.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Biochem sucked. Orgo and||
Biochem sucked. Orgo and orgo 2 weren't all that bad, but chem 452 was pretty terrible.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||We want Shegos?||
As much as it blows to have calls like this - he and all of the other refs listed above are considered to be some of the best -- all because they have been around forever. If you are around for 15 years - with 30+ games a year - even with a modest 30 whistles per game - that is a shit ton of calls. There are going to be some atrocious calls mixed in with the good.
The result of last game's shitty call was terrible - but you have to just believe in the equilibrium of the universe. The bad calls will even out over time.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||That game was bad. And I was||
That game was bad. And I was there. Although I was too young to truly comprehend the magnitude of suck-tude contained by the game - I do have an interesting story. My dad thought the game was over, so we watched it all unfold from 60-or so rows up at the top of the tunnel of section 6. I don't know if you could have a last second play unfold any worse from a Michigan stand-point. Everything went Colorado's way.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Everything is a possibility.||
Everything is a possibility. However, as many people have said - DRob made a lot of mistakes last year. If he makes a large leap in decision making, he will probably be behind Tate again this year. I don't think we will see him as a starter - but I do hope he can be seen as some sort of passing threat. If so- I hope to see a Leak/Teabow like combination of Tate/DRob at QB.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||According to a Saints beat||
According to a Saints beat reporter he has been promoted to the active roster for the Championship game.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Although I agree Shaq doesn't||
Although I agree Shaq doesn't have the "razzle-dazzle" of Lebron, Kobe or Hakeem, he has been an incredibly consistent dominating force down low. Although the majority of his shots are within a few feet of the basket, his agility for a big man, size and power have made him the most dominating post presence until the rise of Dwight Howard.
His large personality has led to a lot of his fame, however averaging 24 ppg, 11 rpg and 2.3 bpg over 15+ years demonstrates incredible consistency and dominance. Compound that with 3 finals MVPs, and 4 titles with two separate teams - even without the huge Shaq persona he would be considered one of the top players of the generation and an obvious HOFer.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||While I believe the bowl||
While I believe the bowl record does show improvement by the Big 10, I still think using it to compare conferences is faulty. Last year and for many years before the Big 10 put two teams in the BCS. As a result the B10 played up in games and performed poorly. This year, we actually got to play relatively even competition. I think bowl performance on its own is an overused meme and really isn't as indicative as pundits push it to be.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||If it worked for Freddy Adu||
If it worked for Freddy Adu and Danny Almonte...
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Unrelated DeShawn||
Unrelated DeShawn question...where does Peedi come from?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Bugle Related Mgoblog News Now||
Well I won't be too narcissistic, but I love both bugles. In honor of someone recognizing the superior Bugle - that is the only transcontinental audio newspaper - I have a new avatar.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Seconded. This is a||
Seconded. This is a sentiment that I think all of us have to some extent. Losing sucks. It is difficult to cope with losing seasons when you are used to a winning program. However, both Dhani and I share something in common. We are willing to be patient and trust RR to succeed in the near future. His rope is getting shorter, but he still has slack left. I don't think anyone on this board would disagree with this sentiment:
Next year is pivotal. If RR and M have a successful season we are in business. If not, we may have to question his long term potential. The time of reckoning is not yet upon us.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I second really wanting to||
I second really wanting to know about this. I have heard rumors portraying Mallett as a pretty big jerk as well as others that said that he wanted to play at Arkansas/go back down south. Are there more reasons/more solid sources to confirm these rumors?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||And continuing to support RR||
And continuing to support RR and the program with scholarships and training with Barwis during the off-season. Except for the gaff with the #1 that was quickly fixed, do you have anything to believe that Braylon is anti-RR? No.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||And Woodson would sometimes||
And Woodson would sometimes say - "You know the school." This argument can go both ways. I think he is just giving props to Lloyd. There is no way you can prove this one way or another. Not everything is an attack on RR.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I know its early but I||
I know its early but I nominate this for mgoPOTY.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||There was an article in the||
There was an article in the Daily about it today. Basically, it said the investigation seems to be going ok, but they have no news from the NCAA. Although the NCAA anticipated to be done by the 31st, they are only required to give an update every six months.
Like everyone else I am hoping that the full report comes out soon and has no major violations. I am banking on it coming out soon - it would have been impossible for it to come out today as the NCAA is shutdown from Dec 23rd-Jan 3.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||No Petway for greatest||
No Petway for greatest Michigan player of the last decade?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I love it when Sims takes it||
I love it when Sims takes it up strong. Why does he settle for jumpshots so often?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Come on now, don't downgrade||
Come on now, don't downgrade the U. We are a factory for most positions. It would be way too much work, but I think it would be interesting to see which university has produced the most pro-bowlers. I think Michigan would be way up there. I can't think of anyone who is LB/DL, but M could come pretty close to fielding a pro-bowler at each position.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Company?||
Does company refer to just Woodson or am I forgetting someone else?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||You two have a lot in common.||
You two have a lot in common. Bold idea...poor execution.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Unless KOB has some serious||
Unless KOB has some serious multiple personalities going on I see no resemblance between the two. One is seems old, wizened, snarky and negative, the other is annoying, young, naive and writes 40,000xs worse.
They would make amusing foils, but unless there is some serious mental wackery I'm pretty sure they are different
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Was she insensitive, yes. Is||
Was she insensitive, yes. Is she annoying to listen to, yes. Should she be forced off air for a comment that was at worst slightly obnoxious, no. We all need to man up and stop the need for forcing suspensions at the drop of the hat. Although I understand she probably should need to apologize, it is pretty clear that it was a comment not intended for the public. I don't think anyone can pretend that this same situation has never happened to you. Everyone has made a slightly insensitive comment that was heard by an unintended audience.
Titling this thread "Pam Ward Hates Injured Players" is sensationalizing a complete non-issue. For an example in everyday life, lets say you are playing pick-up basketball. Everyone hates the guy who calls every ticky-tack foul. Sometimes you just need to let the small issues go.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||You never said it was the||
You never said it was the only factor, but you did include it as a contributing factor which, I think the majority of the board believes is a questionable judgment.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Sorry dude, but you are just||
Sorry dude, but you are just using this as a cop out. He has made a large number of poor decision which have led to his downfall. Blaming this on smoking weed is a bit like saying Plaxico got in all this trouble because he was drinking at a club. Both problems were because they both made poor decisions. The decision not to show up, whether it was to court or class, was what got Boo in trouble. Blaming it on smoking weed is an enormous cop-out.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I agree with you completely -||
I agree with you completely - I was just throwing out a Bo-ism to be contrarian. I completely agree that applying for a job is not inherently disloyal and that in most fields it is impossible to be noticed in the same way position/assistants in football can be. That being said, I have seen job offers sent "Bo-style" in the corporate world, so I don't think it is completely outdated.
Also, Bo admits in the book that the Harwell situation was mishandled.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Yeah, I remember there being||
Yeah, I remember there being one for Head Football coach once Lloyd stepped down. Although if the department still is looking for Bo-style Michigan men I don't think they pay too much attention to them.
Bo says - never trust a guy applying out for a position. He is not loyal and will just jump to the next job. You shouldn't send out a resume, but rather wait and do good work -- and the job will come to you.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||RAWRCATZ has faded to just a||
RAWRCATZ has faded to just a whimper. Poor pass.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Trying to bait Simi?||
Trying to bait Simi?
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Pahokee is a strange case.||
Pahokee is a strange case. Tons of D-1 talent, but they finished 6-5. They may have the talent to contend as a top team...but the results weren't there.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Judging by the run we made||
Judging by the run we made last year, pre-season polling and the general opinion of the team held by pundits...I think he has already succeeded at making Michigan relevant again.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I agree with you, but to a||
I agree with you, but to a point. I think the poster came off a little harsh and am willing to grant him this caveat. The system doesn't suck, but there has been a lot of debate of the ability of the system to produce a bonafide championship caliber team. Although you can make a winning team with his system, it hasn't been proven if a live by the three - die by the three team can succeed on the highest level.
I would compare this to the run and gun Suns. They had a new novel system that a lot of people didn't think would succeed at the highest level. In the end, they almost made it (and might have made it if a few more calls went their way). It still remains to be seen if a Beilein style team can truly succeed, or if there is that ceiling that Brian and other posters have alluded to previously.
I am hoping that the ceiling does not exist. However, I don't think bringing this point up is naive or even saying the system sucks...it is just saying that the system hasn't been tested with a national contender.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Yeah, I used indirect support||
Yeah, I used indirect support because I was looking on the other tab and obviously couldn't find the "direct institutional support" column. Still, I have major problems with schools that support their athletic departments and pay large sums of money to their coaches. On one hand, I understand that the prestige from athletic prowess can help make the university better. OTOH, how would you feel if you were going to CMU, getting your tuition jacked up every year and having the school paying $11+M to the athletic department every year.
Also - I would like to point out the amazing shape Michigan's athletic department is in. Not only is the AD financially independent, it actually donates money to the University every year. So the program is a benefit both publicity wise and financially the the University as a whole.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Even though she was wearing a||
Even though she was wearing a complete outfit of 100% biodegradable bamboo?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I'm hoping for a white||
I'm hoping for a white Christmas eve here in AA, but once I fly back home to SoCal...probably not going to happen.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I don't think anyone has a||
I don't think anyone has a problem with these kind of payments if they are being completely covered by the athletic department. According to this link on school AD budgets, MSU spends $2.8M in funds to pay for the athletic department, the most institutional support for an athletic department in the conference.
If the AD is completely self supporting, you can pay the coach whatever you want. If the school is spending money on the department, I see no reason why this criticism isn't valid.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||And once again I have to ask||
And once again I have to ask who cares if he is em0, KOB, tomhagen, Brian, Bouje, whoever. As long as he stays on topic and isn't really really annoying just let the posts be.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I agree - however if McKnight||
I agree - however if McKnight sticks around at USC the NCAA might have some teeth to investigate the situation. If he takes off, he has no reason to talk to the NCAA and the matter will be buried....again.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Fantastic point.||
Fantastic point. However, I would propose an addendum. Not a Mercedes - but a Bugatti Veyron, or staying with the Mercedes theme - only an SL65 AMG Black would do.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I know have a source for all||
I now have a source for all things Tiger. Thank you Big Redacted, you have fulfilled a role for which I didn't even know I had an opening.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I think this has to be the||
I think this has to be the #1. This moment was almost as good as Henne-Manningham from PSU '05 and may have been the 2nd happiest moment I have had in UM football since I have been a student.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||+1 for directory stalking.||
+1 for directory stalking.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I had a few classes with her,||
I had a few classes with her, she was incredibly smart and pretty cool as well.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Its the same cheerleader.||
Its the same cheerleader.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I agree. Its just the||
I agree. Its just the principle, man.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Thanks for the tip on how to||
Thanks for the tip on how to operate a computer. I did check the link before I clicked it. Since I'm at school, I didn't click on it. I just thought I might put out a PSA, because in principle I usually don't think before clicking on links on the mgoboard and I assume other people don't as well.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Uhhh dude ^ right there. Not||
Uhhh dude ^(edit ^x2) right there. Not replying to your post so you can edit it. Im just saying, maybe you should include some sort of warning that your linking to Playboy.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||And alpha phi I do believe.||
And alpha phi I do believe. Bartenders at the Blue Lep, however, get a pass on that one.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Disappointing, but||
Disappointing, but understandable. Its nice to have this web-anonymity to hide behind.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I'm not really down with the||
I'm not really down with the law scene...but it seems like there might be some anti-trust problems with all of this?
Does anyone more knowledgeable have any more insight?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||And you aren't going to amuse||
And you aren't going to amuse us with the story?
I'm sure we could think of something slightly more epic.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Blizzards before January are||
Blizzards before January are not out of the question. Although AA hasn't been swamped yet this year, the entire western part of the state was hit hard and WI declared a state of emergency after getting 17'' in a storm a few weeks ago. So that kind of snowfall is not out of the question.
Also, do you want to have the potential for a repeat of the 1950 M-OSU Snow Bowl? Or even a more recent example, how good of a game would it be if we had conditions like the M-NW game from last year. Although snow sounds cool, there is always the possibility for tons of snow, hail, freezing rain, etc. Games played in those conditions are usually sloppy and don't do too much to make a team look good.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Interesting idea. But||
Interesting idea. But scheduling of 100+ teams makes this impossible. It works in soccer because there are only 20 teams and they all play each other twice. With 100+ teams with all sorts of rivalries, conference games, etc...it just wouldn't be feasible.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Are you drunk or high?||
Are you drunk or high? Either one is cool with me I guess, but still I'm trying hard to think of things less funny than your post.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Although I agree with you and||
Although I agree with you and agree finding study space absolutely sucks, the Athletic Department does actually donate money back to the University.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||And through 11 games they are||
And through 11 games they are averaging 80%. Echoing what was said above, they had a 200+ streak of games sold out that ended last year.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||The tobacco ban is actually||
The tobacco ban is actually further along than having Mary Sue "consider it." According to the e-mail she sent to students a while ago it will take effect on July 1, 2011.
FWIW, it doesn't seem like they will punish people who smoke with fines, they will simply inform them of smoking cessation programs which are available on campus. It is kind of a strange enforcement strategy.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Recruits of the world,||
Please don't read to much into the comments on this board...except take this one to heart.
All snark aside, good post. I think the sentiment on most of the board is one of constructive criticism. When we're angry its just our broken hearts talking.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Exactly. I don't want to||
Exactly. I don't want to pile on too much, but the MMB seemed to reminiscent of the band from Drumline playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" during the game.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I will give you the aging||
I will give you the aging point guard. But to say he is past his prime may be a bit premature. Chauncey finished 6th in the NBA MVP voting out of 12 people receiving votes. Verlander finished 3rd out of 5 in the AL voting. Verlander has more of his career in front of him, but you can't say that Chauncey isn't an all-league caliber PG.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||It was a great show. Also,||
It was a great show. Also, does anyone else find the thought of seeing an mgoblogger at anything but a michigan sporting event weird?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Ummm Wow. Calm down a bit.||
Ummm Wow. Calm down a bit. You have a few good points, but you also have a strange amount of 6 am RAGE.
Still, I will agree with you that the MMB has not harnessed the same amount of energy as they have in years past. The piped in music has also helped to point this out, especially when some fans react better to the piped-in music than the MMB.
Although, I completely reject the OP's tone towards the marching band I do partially agree with him on the MMB choice of music/shows this year. I wish the band could have played some more exciting music. The opera show was a flop. I don't really remember many of the other shows because they just weren't that interesting. I do remember the Monty Python sketch, Bohemian Rhapsody played by a mob of horns in the corner by the student section and the Guitar Hero show from two years ago. The band shouldn't be playing technically difficult concert music. That is for the winter seasons. The fall is for fun and exciting music with performance shenanigans thrown in. Bring on the skits, the dancing, the pelvic thrusts and the piling into the corner by the student section.
Finally, stop complaining about volume. They are playing as loud as they can to still sound good. Here is an analogy for all of you who haven't in Band. The blaring instruments sound about as good as a speaker turned up louder than it reasonably should go.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I also agree with this. This||
I also agree with this. This is a thoughtful, well written argument. It is not troll-ish and increases the level of discourse on the board. There is no reason anyone should neg this.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Morris is playing like a||
Morris is playing like a champ. That was a sweet pass by Manny to set it up.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Ok so he is off by a factor||
Ok so he is off by a factor of two. But still the comparison holds, 4 million dollars for Pettite would be a major steal.
If I had more time on my hands I think it would be cool to do an economic analysis of all the teams in the league, looking at economic statistics like PPP and comparing teams like Oakland to a developing nation and the Yankees/Sox to a nation iwth a really high cost of living.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Is the data in the chart for||
Is the data in the chart for Utah, Pine-Bluff or a hybrid?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||There was a spectacular||
05-06 had an absolutely amazing snowstorm for it. It was crazy.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||So I have google wave...but I||
So I have google wave...but I really don't understand the use of it. I mean the technology is cool, but have you actually used it for anything?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Even my ridiculously weighted||
Even my ridiculously weighted GPA from HS would translate to a 40 time that would be about 9 Fakes out of 5.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||NSFMF - Magglio also has a||
NSFMF - Magglio also has a guaranteed contract for 2011 if he reaches the same threshold as last year. So we get the same shenanigans again this year. Should we pay him and not use him so we can save money for next year, or actually use the $18 million dollar man and get tied down for another year at $15 million.
On the other hand, god I wish I was Scott Boras, he sure as hell knows how to make money off of incentive laden contracts.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||4th Taylor Represent!||
4th Taylor Represent!
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I don't think we over-value||
I don't think we over-value Barwis. It has become pretty clear that he runs one of the top S&C programs in the country. What we may be guilty of is hyping him the program up in a way that it seems like it is by far "the greatest program ever."
IME, we are not over-valuing Barwis's program, it is a massive improvement from where we were 3 years ago, we are just under-valuing all of the other good S&C programs.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I don't know what it is, but||
I don't know what it is, but I have the exact opposite feelings. I had a Chocolat and an EnV and had a lot of problems with both of them. Enough so that I decided to just go back to an old school razr after they both died.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I'm not sure if we could have||
I'm not sure if we could have gotten rid of Maggs last year. If they held him back and made him miss the number of appearances I don't think Boros would have taken it well and we may have had a court case on our hands.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Absolutely - If it hadn't||
Absolutely - If it hadn't been for camp offers we never would have gotten the Coner!
In all seriousness - very good point. With all the HS players in the country it is impossible to see the vast majority of them play. Camp commitments mean the coaches have liked how they play and how they interact in a football environment.
The star system provides a decent starting point, but they are by no means gospel.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Although I tend to agree with||
Although I tend to agree with you, sportswriters live on facts. There is no way the FREEP staff or the other coaches were able to see one if any of the individual games by the players. The only game the majority saw with these kids was the championship games, which Gardner played poorly in. As a result, they turned to stats.
I agree with you that it isn't the best metric, but stats sometimes play the biggest role in giving out the awards even in the pros. While it may not be the best way to dole out awards, it is almost impossible for sportswriters to see all of the games in a season, so stats is the way to go.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||You are correct. They picked||
You are correct. They picked an All-Star team for each division individually and then selected a state-wide "Dream Team" from all of the divisions. Gardner made it for D-2, but didn't get the nod for the "Dream Team."
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Interesting premise, I am a||
Interesting premise, I am a little confused what you are trying to prove with your findings. Although the WR number seems low, I'm not sure if the variance is significant. The point you are trying to prove is interesting, but I don't think looking at the number of players from each position will give a statistically significant number.
FWIW - Here is the biochemistry behind the high altitude training:
If you train at altitude you will secrete EPO (a natural hormone which is used as a PED) which signals for the body to make more Red Blood Cells. More RBCs leads to better oxygenation and better performance.
In terms of actual performance, yes, people from high altitudes will perform better in endurance events, however, this advantage will go away if you move to a low altitude area. The advantage is for the short-term not long term.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||IMO this rule sucks for us,||
IMO this rule sucks for us, but if it is implemented on a national scale it would be a net positive. Attrition can always be created by the coach. If this is from the NCAA its good because it will hopefully help to stop Alabama-like shenanigans.
If it is just for the Big 10 I think its weird. Correct me if I'm wrong, but for the most part the Big 10 doesn't take part in over-signing stuff much, if at all.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Personally I don't see a||
Personally I don't see a problem with awarding Jason Fracassa the spot on the dream team as QB. The guy put up monster numbers and set state records for completions in a season and career, most yards in a season and career, and most touchdowns thrown in a season and career.
Just because he doesn't have Gardner's pro/college potential, doesn't mean he shouldn't be recognized for having the most statistically dominant season in Michigan HS Football History.
This comes down to the age-old question. Do you give the award to the person who is regarded as having more talent or the one who puts up the best numbers. Whichever side you stand on this argument, you can't say Jason Fracassa didn't put up the stats to earn the award.
FWIW, according to Rivals Fracassa is being recruited primarily for Baseball.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Although for this specific||
Although for this specific situation I agree with you, there are always exceptions to the rule. See Ryan Mallett or Sam McGuffie.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Very nice. I knew you||
Very nice. I knew you couldn't quit the blog for long. Did you get lured back in by the perks?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Are they playing Quidditch?||
Are they playing Quidditch?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Because they aren't,||
Because they aren't entirely random, obviously. Some players, due to genetic disposition or the style of their play, are more prone to injury.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||You know how sometimes you||
You know how sometimes you eat your favorite food, but after eating way too much you feel sick and never want to even contemplate eating it again? Its kind of like that. Over-saturation is never a good thing.
Moderation is the key.
EDIT: I really don't know why I'm being civil, you know exactly what your doing.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Seriously? I mean Harvin was||
Seriously? I mean Harvin was a great player, but he was by no means a once in a blue-moon spectacular player who cannot be replaced. Depending on who you ask, he probably wasn't even the best player on his team.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||That and the horse-collar||
That and the horse-collar penalty. Texas got it by the skin of their teeth and IMO earned the win, but they really couldn't have had any more breaks go their way on the final drive.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Are you disputing the 1||
Are you disputing the 1 second call or something else? It looked like the right call to me.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Wow. Could you imagine being||
Wow. Could you imagine being the Nebraska team running on the field thinking you won the championship, only to have it ripped away 2 minutes later?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Also the loss of Percy Harvin||
Also the loss of Percy Harvin was big. I think last year's Florida team would classify as the juggernaut team that demonstrates the full potential of a spread team.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||As long as he stays civil||
As long as he stays civil its fine with me.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Girl is hot, but this one is||
That girl is hot, but this one is hotter.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I second your second. I was||
I second your second. I was disappointed it wasn't in the girl's avatar thread a few days ago. Who is it?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Last point and I'm done.||
Last point and I'm done.
Regarding points 3,4,5 and 6. You cannot say you are not k06em01 (pt 4) and claim that you have started topics, negged or gotten the "bonus ups." These were all things that k06em01 aka Nick Saban aka The Fifteenth did.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I'm kind of getting sick of||
I'm kind of getting sick of this. But thanks for actually being civil, for once. I will go through this quick bullet style with a few firmly held beliefs:
- No one was jealous of your mgopoints
- Pos-banging yourself a MUCH more plausible reason for your point increase than the claim that I received "mod-points from the sky on TWO separate occasions"
-Some of your topics were good. Some were pointless like this one. You were already starting to annoy people and broke the camel's back with a topic that was pointless and pretty obvious.
-You pretty only pos-banged your own posts, and all the posts in your threads got negged regardless of content. Just generally not a cool thing to do. If you weren't responsible, sorry. But it is pretty coincidental to have it happen on the majority of your threads.
I hope you realize that there actually was legitimate rationale for all the reasons why people were pissed at you. Like any culture, it sometimes is difficult to fit in, but you succeeded at it for a good month. If you actually want to contribute to the board I think you are more than aware how to act. This is not a place where dissenting opinions are shunned to an unreasonable extent. Look at Irish as an example. Look at Dr. Worm on the other hand. Had he made a well-thought out response on the thread about the MSU players, he would not have gotten the same backlash.
One of the other posters put it best in another thread. You get more flies with honey than vinegar.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I agree with you with that||
I agree with you with that some of the things that get pos-banged are stupid, but not everything has to be on-topic to be worthwhile. Some people come here just for M-sports, some come back because they like the community and the board's strange sense of humor. I like to think that most people come for both.
The reason you got canned was not because people were jealous of your points, it was because you completely lashed out at the accusations. Had you either ignored them or addressed them in a civilized fashion none of this ever would have occurred. There were only a few problems had with you. You allegedly propped up your account with points from multiple accounts and tended to make a large number of pointless and trite topics. Had you limited the number of topics you created and not started wildly accusing everyone of conspiracy no one would have negged you like you were on Thursday night. If you did both of those things either as a new poster and refrained from trying to start a one man revolution you would fit in with the mgo-community just fine. Like you did for the month preceding last Thursday.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||You are not doing anything to||
You are not doing anything to help the cause you claim to be fighting for. All you are doing is pissing people off.
I have to admit I felt bad about you getting negbanged the first time, until you went off your rocker and started being inceredibly obscene, making ad-hominum attacks and generally acting like a tool.
Your original posts could be informative and on the whole was a positive for the board. However, posting every thought that went through your mind started to piss people off. Instead of backing off, you decided to become a martyr for "the silent majority" that probably doesn't exist.
Finally, I used to agree with you on the idea that dissenting opinions are not welcome. However, with the publishing of the voting list and a small change in culture, mgoblog has become more friendly to criticism. That being said, if you make a critical comment with little evidence to back it up, make an argument that has already been proven incorrect or act like a dick when you write your criticism, mgoboard will not reply in a friendly fashion.
So if you truly are looking to re-join the mgocommunity there is a spot for you. Although some people tend to jump on any criticism, I think the majority will be receptive of well-thought of criticism.
What you are doing now is not funny, constructive, insightful or interesting in any way. That is why you are being canned, not because of any of the other reasons you have pointed out.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||It's all about tact Mr.||
It's all about tact Mr. Saban. You appear to lack it.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I think you have the poster's||
I think you have the poster's point backwards. IME he was saying the NFL is typically an incredible controlled market, but if the 2010 "uncapped" year happens it would be a transition to the best approximation of a free market the NFL has seen in decades.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||He already has been.....twice||
He already has been.....twice in the past two days.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||How is this fun for you?||
How is this fun for you?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I couldn't find a picture,||
I couldn't find a picture, but Big House Taxi puts the winged helmet logo on the hood. I wouldn't say it looks that spectacular though.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I really hope you piss off||
I really hope you piss off Brian enough to have him do something a little bit crazy. That being said, please stop polluting the board with all this garbage.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Looks good, except, why would||
Looks good, except, I think everyone learned this year that Kovacs can play well as long as he isn't asked to defend the pass. Deep safety is not the position for him.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I really don't think that||
I really don't think that solution would solve the problem you think it would. I think most of the "excess" comments are just people having fun, being obnoxious, relieving boredom or just posting to essentially hear their own voice. I don't think many people are posting just to increase their mgopoints once they get above 100. Maybe I'm wrong. I just think once you get above a level where you feel safe the points don't really matter unless you are getting hardcore neg-bombed.
That being said, maybe I'm really off on this point. I feel like the only way to cut down on the excess comments would be to enforce strict adherence to the exact topic at hand. I'm pretty sure the mod's wouldn't want that and the majority of the board probably wouldn't either.
Things aren't exactly perfect, but I think they are pretty good by internet message board standards. The only real problem is that there are too many neg-bangs for simply stating an unpopular opinion. I would advocate having negative votes costing the voter a point.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Ugh. Is this seriously that||
Ugh. Is this seriously that big of a deal? Everyone knows he didn't mean anything sinister by the comment. Sometimes the call for the insane level of political correctness the MSM requires makes me want to RAGE K.O.B style.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I agree with you on all of||
I agree with you on all of your points. Although KOB and TomHagan could be annoying, it is always good to have a different opinion. The problem comes when the Mgoridicule gets to the point where they have a melt down and all goes to hell.
The one point from above I have a problem with is taking away the point for posting. I think that would make sense once someone got above the 20 point threshold. I think the current system sets the bar low enough that it is easy to get new posters. If we had a system that made it more difficult for new posters to become a "trusted poster" I think it would lead to a situation where it would be difficult to expand the community. Although I may be in the minority, I think making the mgoboard more inclusive would lead to more opinions and better discourse.