"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
|3 days 9 hours ago||avatar||
Why hasn't 80s guy been used as a "visual approximation" kind of picture for Brandon? I love that episode.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This made me think "FRONT TOWARD ENEMY" like on a||
This made me think "FRONT TOWARD ENEMY" like on a claymore. I would love that kind of joke if it didnt take up too much space.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Haha, yeah there's no chance||
Haha, yeah there's no chance in heck I would've got that reference. Sorry Ace.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That sounded a little out-of-place. I mean usually||
That sounded a little out-of-place. I mean usually there's not a lot of casual swearing going on here, right? I know sometimes its kind of appropriate in extreme situations (the horseface thing for example) but not for calm-mood-preview-type-stuff.
It just jumped out at me for some reason, but I enjoyed the read otherwise.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nevermind, sorry, I have it now!Also, I||
Nevermind, sorry, I have it now!
Also, I appreciate you guys releasing it in a convenient digital form since I don't have kindle or the like.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||On a related note...||
If I did the draftkings deal to get a digital copy (procrastinated too long on the kickstarter, apologies) should I have heard something by now or are the lists of emails still coming in and it will take some time? I don't mind waiting, I'm just worried I signed up incorrectly somehow.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Is that a Michigan shirt at 3:23 in the second||
Is that a Michigan shirt at 3:23 in the second video?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I enjoy these, but am having a little trouble||
I enjoy these, but am having a little trouble following whose pick it is in the late part of the post where the names aren't written.
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Intentional? I don't think||
Intentional? I don't think so, but kind of hope it is.
Council Member Brian Robb said he hopes "we can just put this behind us."
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||I am kind of conflicted on this as well. Happy||
I am kind of conflicted on this as well. Happy that the AD might be getting the message that they've gone way too far. Sad that this seems to be the only way to get a reaction.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Jake Roh? Craig Roh, right? similar sounding names||
Jake Roh? Craig Roh, right? similar sounding names do confuse me a lot...
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Post Widebody sounds like he could be in the||
Post Widebody sounds like he could be in the basketball version of Space Mutiny.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||Liberate Gratis Sausage||
Liberate Gratis Sausage Distributor!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Free hot dog||
Free hot dog man!
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||Pax Pacioretty?||
That's a peaceful name if I ever saw one...
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I recommend setting ESPN to maximum||
I recommend setting ESPN to maximum adblock.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I think you had pretty solid reasoning for||
I think you had pretty solid reasoning for everything, nice job. The burned redshirts that are the "easiest" to criticize are that way to us because of information we have now. They were still tough decisions, but would sound way more reasonable without knowing say, how few snaps Morris would get or how much pressure Taco would generate.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Tiberian Sun was my favorite of the Command &||
Tiberian Sun was my favorite of the Command & Conquer series.
....maybe I should just start with "I'm a fan of the Command & Conquer series".
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Alright my internal debate is settled... and I||
Alright my internal debate is settled... and I would like to see the post that gets that gif as a reaction.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Does that little face with the arms up mean||
Does that little face with the arms up mean palms-up or palms-down? Can't tell if it's a guy shrugging or doing a little dance.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Ace Williams = Ace + A.J.||
Ace Williams = Ace + A.J. Williams
Or at least that's where my brain goes every time I read that name. He is a source of misinformation and tackles for loss?
Is it bad that I cannot look at the gif of Stauskas without focusing on the bottom crawl?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||As an alternative to make Funchess eligible, is||
As an alternative to make Funchess eligible, is there any problem with flipping the outside (x?) receiver to the left side and keeping everything else the same?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||So you're saying Kerridge should have blocked the||
So you're saying Kerridge should have blocked the safety and let that slot LB guy be read?
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, even if you don't||
Agreed, even if you don't share his viewpoint, having more knowledgeable folks on the board makes it such a better place. When I read really far down into the comments, it's usually because I'm looking for posts like SC's that give more details about what's going on at an advanced level but understandable to the layman like myself. Now, I think MGrowOld (or MGrowWorld as my brain reads it) raised a fair-seeming question asking if there's anything Borges does that he disagrees with, because everything he said seemed to be a bit one-sided. However, I think that was in response to the situation in which there was a flood of criticism against Borges.
I'd like to keep seeing his posts, but there's always his blog if he's done here.
|45 weeks 22 hours ago||41-24 Michigan||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I think it's a crunch because he's only just||
I think it's a crunch because he's only just barely getting his shoulders(?) off the ground.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Seems like this would resolve||
Seems like this would resolve the "send pledges to save seats" issue. Get a ticket for a section. Well.... somewhat. Now that I think about it, I did my fair share of horizontal movement a few years ago.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Every time a reporter asks||
Every time a reporter asks about a different school, say "I'm 100% leaning their way, probably."
Wait... they might already have that one down.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Are you blocking Jake Ryan?||
Are you blocking Jake Ryan? Or is Jake Ryan blocking you?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||You mean a key matchup like||
You mean a key matchup like "hold onto the damn ball" or catch the punts, etc?
I wonder how many of these issues, such as the double teaming of DTs can become Heiko questions. I hope the answer is greater than one.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||please delete||
Thought I was responding to a comment, turns out not.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Third that||
Very strange, but after reading that second-last email I worry this is confirmation bias.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Brink||
I'm confused here:
"Williams(-1) gets shoved back and loses his guy, which picks off Brink and gives Brink's guy an avenue to flow. Toussaint(-1) never actually gets a hat on the contain guy, and these folks combine on Robinson for a short gain."
Brink is in an offensive play? Air force has a guy named Brink? Or Schofield or someone is confused for Brink? Help me out here.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||UM 45 - AF 24 UM 52 -||
UM 45 - AF 24
UM 52 - UMass 13
|1 year 51 weeks ago||A step in the right direction, but....||
They seem to be going pretty far to avoid the reward scheme most of us seem to want. Is recording the time scanned not currently a capability? That seems unlikely, because they do that for basketball right? (Asking because I never got basketball tickets.)
Also, overcrowded data networks before kickoff could make this a pain. People using the location spoofer could have a higher success rate.
|2 years 6 days ago||I like this||
I like it...since we havent seen this sort of thing before, and there's no risk (at least right now) of it being over-used. Probably more importantly, I'm one of the people lacking extensive knowledge of players around the conference and find this educational with a good touch of humor (the things I generally come to the site for). But doing this every other year would be often enough.
|2 years 1 week ago||Argument||
If the moral argument:
If you would suspend him for a cupcake game, but not for a tough game, you've got the wrong priorities.
Now what I'm wondering is, is this decision really taking the coaching staff so long, or is this just denying information of player availability like with injuries?
|2 years 1 week ago||nickname||
I know he already has a nickname, but I wish we could call him "Big O."
|2 years 2 weeks ago||agreed||
I feel the same way about twitter. I like the sound of embedded irc. I don't know how it can do pictures and those polls and such we saw in CIL, but can twitter do it either?
Is CIL worth the money if it comes from kickstarter? Are we depleting funds for other potential mgokickstarters? I fear this.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||This is interesting, but||
This is interesting, but I'mconfused about what you mean when you say "division" a few times (whether you mean conference division or division as it is used by the ncaa now: div I, II, III; which I believe you referred to as "level" at the beginning. )
" If an at-large team is selected for the playoffs from the same conference in one division lower, the worst sixth place team plays the winner from the seventh place game on Thursday..."
That means same conference but one level lower? And this would mean the losers from those 2 games are being replaced by the level 2 conference champ and its at-large friend?
Sorry if I seem slow here, I'm really not familiar with relegation.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||If this was civ 4, I would be||
If this was civ 4, I would be wondering how South Bend was still holding out, did they put the Sistene Chapel there? It's always funny when barbarian cities get wonders.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||
I want to do the hockey version just to be confusing until something better comes along... or "Go Blue," whatever works and keeps Temptation coming.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||
I think you mentioned Drake twice in the intro by mistake instead of a Brother Rice player.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||
I don't know if the official unofficial mgoblog 2 deep has been updated to reflect this (would check if I wasn't on my phone), but I think van Bergen is at SDE and Heininger is at DT. I've been confused about it for a while but one of the pressers this week confirmed it.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||
I want to use something like "It grows the brand" from the episode of futurama with the 80s guy.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||
I believe it's a field position/game theory thing: if you're that far into their territory, the risk of going for it on 4th should be worth it statistically.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I like the look and||
I like the look and information, nice work. One thing you might want to change: I think Floyd has established himself as the starter over Avery.
This is the first one I've seen, but I'll try to use it for the next game.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||
When and where was the survey posted or was it sent by email? I missed it and would have liked to chip in my slight distaste for piped in music outside of some situations listed and strong distaste for "in the big house." I'd like to be on the ball if theres ever another one.
Speaking of that, do you think it's possible to get enough people booing every time "in the big house" plays (maybe not when the players take the field for obvious reasons) to convince other people to join in and convey our collective negative opinion?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||
Is "Sugar Shane" an actual nickname for him? I have not heard it before, but I like it.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||
I would have to say thermo and heat&mass are a tie.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||
May someone other than tacopants catch the bouquet!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||
How about the snow and ice divisions, that'll help recruiting.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||The football is a nice touch,||
The football is a nice touch, didn't notice it the first time. Did it say 1901 in the original photo?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||special teams||
I'm most interested to see how our kickers and punters look spread out between two teams, or maybe if they go with Denard punting or something like that.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||If a 4-3 is likely, we will||
If a 4-3 is likely, we will need a few more DTs, right?
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Please tell me Iowa's band||
Please tell me Iowa's band plays 'born in the USA' in honor of Stanzi.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||If only we had a secondary||
If only we had a secondary full of fremen instead of freshmen.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||This brought back some||
This brought back some unpleasant moments back to mind like the secondary looking at each other in confusion, but it those good points you brought up that most of us won't notice are great to hear, thanks for doing it.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Who is #38 on our D? I know||
Who is #38 on our D? I know its not Meram.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Dileo wasn't the holder,||
Dileo wasn't the holder, maybe we'll start to see him as a returner? Now that I've mentioned it, who was our holder?
Be sure to read that whole mvictors to the bottom for the part on Threet.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||TCU and Utah deserve to have||
TCU and Utah deserve to have the same status; they've been even as of late, but I think your point is worthwhile except it's hard to take any teams seriously until just a couple more games have been played.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Well there goes my||
Well there goes my opportunity to make bad 2012 jokes.
And for the worry about the unclear future after that - maybe that's to leave room for other possible additions rather than moving The Game? ....right?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Same, we are spoiled when it||
Same, we are spoiled when it comes statistics, I think.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I'm guessing the 2 is Munn,||
I'm guessing the 2 is Munn, and you're Adam, right?
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Where is a good place to||
Where is a good place to park? At the football stadium?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Is it just me||
...or does that football look rather tiny in his hands in the picture?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'm guessing a few think that||
I'm guessing a few think that while he wasn't trying something nefarious to gain an unfair advantage (like oversigning?) that there was still negligence going on in his program. Even if it's some bureaucrats in the AD who were supposed to keep track of this stuff so coaches can focus on the actual game, the leaders have to take responsibility. This should include other AD officials too, right? Of course since Rodriguez is under other pressure, he is singled out.
Also, some of us are swayed a little by public opinion. I am a little too, honestly. It's just something subconscious when you constantly see nothing but negative press for the man. Not that I think it has a good foundation, mind you. I'm still definitely in the camp that would give him until 2011, just occasionally feel overwhelmed by this junk.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||If you heard Sid's voice in||
If you heard Sid's voice in BtS, you probably wont want that. No offense to the man, I respect all that he does, but it doesn't have the grandeur of Nimoy. I'm fine with him doing it again if they get new quotes.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I think one of the Dow ones||
I think one of the Dow ones was in the "bad designs on campus" because it was very conducive to collisions. They would get decent marks for low usage though.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||One of the many wonderful||
One of the many wonderful things about being a senior this year.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I miss the cheesey CSTV||
I miss the cheesey CSTV hockey commercials.
At least they're both on.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I would almost want someone||
I would almost want someone like Brian who can debate this really well to call in. Anyone who can is probably also smart enough not to. You gotta have neutral turf at least... or maybe the guy's to stubborn to have a meaningful debate at all?
Continue to do your best to ignore him, get your friends to unsubscribe, etc is still the best thing to do. It's like Jack Thompson and penny arcade, just saying his name empowers him.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||We'll probably see at the||
We'll probably see at the spring game cause Molk wont be 100% yet, I believe.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||It was somewhat empty, which||
It was somewhat empty, which is fair for a Tuesday, but during the 1st intermission it looked like the kid on the zamboni was trying to tell *us* what to do.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Lets make the "I hate||
Lets make the "I hate comcast" cheer nice and loud. Red doesn't like tv timeouts, either.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Yes, the waterbottle bounce||
Yes, the waterbottle bounce made it muchly so.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Seems to be missing the end||
Seems to be missing the end of the last sentence unless the call went dead or something, but it's nice to hear about early work on the OL.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Also when its that close in||
Also when its that close in the final minutes there's already some adrenaline building up, so I can understand it, and honestly I probably would've gone with the flow if I wasn't in an upper section.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I don't know how old you have||
I don't know how old you have to be to remember Pinball Pete's in its old building, but for those unaware it was destroyed in a fire sadly.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Pretty hard to claim/prove||
Pretty hard to claim/prove originality for cheers. Just stick to songs if you want to call something "ours".
|4 years 35 weeks ago||That||
makes it even more comical. And upon inspection of your link I see they didn't forget the C. Way to perform on the big stage.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||My opinion of Rice just went||
My opinion of Rice just went way up. Though did they not have enough people to make the dx? Guess it's just a small band.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||So Brian was in the press||
So Brian was in the press box, not Paul or Tim? I thought he had the nice family seats.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||We shall have their water!||
I liked the other posts, but the Shredder rounds things out quite nicely. They may have the spread and the predictions, but we have paint.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I see plenty of fans who are||
I see plenty of fans who are rational and patient about this. I don't know about AD folks, but we know MSC is onboard, so I doubt they're ready to pay the buyout, go through the chaos, etc. They're not stupid.
My point is, we don't need to worry about Rodriguez, cooler heads will prevail. I don't disagree that the demanding, impatient crowd is annoying, but they're not in charge. We need to stress out less over them; we've got enough stress as it is.
What I think is a more interesting question is the status of Hopson. Have his recruiting shortcomings and the poor play of his position group reached the point where we should let him go? And if so, will that happen? Can Brian spend more time on issues that are less obvious and headache-inducing?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Header||
Is "DON'T PANIC" related to the Drupal thing or people wanting to fire Rodriguez or both?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||FAKE||
four FAKEs out of five
...don't like it as much as Tacopants but it hadn't been mentioned.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I worry about that too, and I||
I worry about that too, and I think Fall Break + FCS team is a very poor scheduling snaffu.
At least we can be confident the stadium will be packed for games that are televised nationally on espn and when lots of recruits will likely be there.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Student Tickets||
Maybe the AD should temporarily remove the requirement for validation of student tickets for general use so that the students have an easier time selling/giving away their tickets before the mass exodus. I don't think people have as hard a time with the general admission tickets since they can find anybody at work, on the street, etc.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||There seem to be 2 different||
There seem to be 2 different weeks described for each Talbott brother. Or did one of them miss a week? I'm a little confused.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I'd like to add how the Space||
I'd like to add how the Space Emperor looked back to form, and if we just turned turnovers into punts (not even long drives, just punts!) think of the difference right there. There's that, the prospect of a healthy Minor and (soon please, expensive bone machines) Molk: lots of food for optimists like myself.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||this kind of play on words = points||
In the [B] slot is Roc's feather. At least for Indiana it was...
|4 years 46 weeks ago||'nother one for gsimmons or other knowledgeable folks||
One question I had a UFR or two ago that I think some of us who unfortunately missed out on HS football might appreciate:
What exactly does the defensive line slanting mean as opposed to playing normally without slanting? All I got from google was step-by-step instructions on all the steps and arm motions a defender should take to carry it out, which was a little much when all I sought was a basic definition.
Is it just attacking the O-line at angle as opposed to head on, with a few different?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||More route questions||
So drag = shallow cross?
Also, since flag and post are named after the objects you're kinda running at after going vertical (goalpost or flag at the goal line-sideline border) could a corner route be another name for the fade?
Also, I've heard of tunnel screens a few times lately and don't know what that variety means.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I second this||
That tab's a good place for this. Though I've picked a lot of this stuff up here over the years (years?!) that I didn't know before, sometimes I was just guessing based on context ("backside" for example, was uncertain despite "playside" being obvious, I thought it was the opposite of some other, yet-to-be-discovered side). Congregating it all like this is wonderful for reference or first timers. Great post.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I wonder about this too||
We've all read a few reasons like it's for pumping up the crowd and the players, some people can't hear the band, and so on. It's mostly word from mgobloggers since the AD doesn't feel the need to explain itself.
There is that one Rodriguez quote (it was either this past season or off-season) about wanting something like this music to boost excitement that I remember Brian saying 'please, no' to. Does he really have that kind of pull, or has he inspired the higher ups to take his suggestion on this?
What happened to the old farts who should hate this kinda thing? The only one I know actually likes the music (not all of the songs specifically, of course), and I'm trapped in some bizzarro universe where I'm telling my father to turn that music down.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||That is my new favorite||
That is my new favorite comparison. Now if only we had a Brock Sampson...
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I know its a typo, but...||
"Further down the list, Georgia and Oklahoma voters are still scarred from the opening week, Michigan fans are still scarred from 2009, and Cal fans are still scarred from being tied against Minnesota briefly."
I tried to think of a spring/summer sport this would apply to for naught. I'm not giving them enough attention probably.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Ah, you typed my point and||
Ah, you typed my point and then some in less time, I concede.
I think if you took care of the membership, the traveling band could still exist without issue. I don't recall how far from the student section they travel, but that can alleviate some of the need for directing sound. At least they can move up to around section 30-31 and point right for the students right behind the band.
I hope you're right that it was the game and not the music that pumped up the crowd, maybe a few games like EMU will be a good experiment.
[edit: missed the point about REQUIRED membership, yes that is a bad idea]
|4 years 48 weeks ago||2 Questions||
To the fans across from the opposing band: can you at least hear the directional "Let's Go Blue" the MMB plays from their seats? If so, for a temporary solution, maybe we need to focus on asking Profs Boerma and Haithcock to be louder and alternate directions every couple songs or so (I'm guessing making a new formation with everyone pointed outwards in different directions would dilute the sound too much).
Also, since the AD seems pretty high on giving the wireless companies a sales boost with that 3rd/4th quarter song suggestion text message thing, why don't we have the suggestion be for the piped-in music and let the band choose for itself? Then nobody (everybody) will complain about the music choices!
I was typing that second one in jest, but now I wonder if that would actually happen, would everyone make an awful choice like Sweet Caroline, or is the whole draw of the texting that you get to influence the choice of the band, since you can hear the regular music anytime?
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Indeed, I was expecting a||
Indeed, I was expecting a story of theft and jokes about ransom when I first read the overnight part. Though maybe it was because of the rain damage that no one wanted it.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||I bet they made it just for||
I bet they made it just for him.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||I like this move a lot, and||
I like this move a lot, and from what I've read so far, seems most of the readers should too. I especially look forward to the more-eventful Fall for them to handle the news more efficiently. (No more Thursday recruitin'?)
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Same here||
Although the points are tempting, I will keep to my rate of about 2 posts per year.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Speaking of demolishing returners...||
Ross Ryan, possibly solely responsible for inspiring us to stay through the rain.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I was a little surprised||
I was a little surprised to see two recent Wikipedia articles (getting that little front page picture, too) on some of our players from Yost's time: Ernest Allmendinger, and Neil Snow.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||So if we're up at the end of||
So if we're up at the end of the 3rd, does Brian say "you're welcome"?
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Perhaps we should||
Perhaps we should be rooting for global warming to make the Midwest climate less of a negative for recruiting.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Kickoffs getting better?||
I was impressed to see Gingell kicking off some last game, noticibly better than Wright has been. Long returns have increased the burden on our defense, already dealing with the turnovers. I don't know how much of it is on the coverage instead of the hangtime or distance, but I felt like we couldn't land anything inside the 10 against ND or Wisconsin for the first half. It would be great if Gingell could bring this improvement after he had his confidence shattered on a play that wasn't his fault.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I was wondering||
since Mathews will allegedly be back, do we know if he's a better blocker than the speedier young guys?
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Fanhouse||The only thing bugging me so far is that the Fanhouse links aren't on (yet?). Honestly the only time I'll go there is if a link in the sidebar catches my eye. Other than that, it's gravy.|