"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
|2 days 1 hour ago||How will your neighbors know||
How will your neighbors know you kid was student of the month one time?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Not sure why you'd get begged||
Not sure why you'd get begged for that. Tebow was a Heisman winner, two time national champion and maybe the best college QB of his generation. I'd be OK with the second coming of Tebow.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Obviously that's just one||
Obviously that's just one game but damn that kid looks good. Lots of nice throws there.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Still working on the dates -||
Still working on the dates - I'll let you know.
|6 days 14 hours ago||That is a better link, thanks||
That is a better link, thanks for sharing.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Thanks - Dave is going to||
Thanks - Dave is going to throw a picture up, that's a good idea.
|6 days 15 hours ago||My title is disingenuous? My||
My title is disingenuous? My friend started a company, he's a Michigan grad with a tangentially Michigan sports related company, and I wanted to help get the word out. If you don't think its a cool idea, you don't have to vote. Input is always appreciated though.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Nobody is messing with the||
Nobody is messing with the helmet. These will not be worn on players, they will be replicas to own for display.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Thank you for the||
Thank you for the constructive feedback. Very helpful.
|6 days 20 hours ago||That's because WolvinLA2 has||
That's because WolvinLA2 has kids and rarely gets out of the house on Saturdays.
HOWEVA, I believe South in Santa Monica on Wilshire is still the main alumni bar. Sorry I took so long.
EDIT: So apparently I'm way out of date and South hasn't been the bar for two years. Now it's The Parlor (on Melrose), Q's on Wilshire in West LA and Rock n Brews in Redondo. That's directly from the president of alumni club of LA.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Agreed. Fantasy drafts are a||
Agreed. Fantasy drafts are a crapshoot anyway.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Section E41, row 60.||
Section E41, row 60.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Condemning someone for||
Condemning someone for cheering for the Redskins is not educated or thought provoking, certainly not at this point. Maybe if that guy was making the same statement 10 years ago, but saying that today is just trendy. And showing how offended you get by things that probably don't actually offend you isn't something all that positive. Like all of the people who have never said a peep about big game hunting but told all of facebook how awfully upset they were over Cecil the Lion.
|1 week 14 hours ago||A sexy bitch.||
A sexy bitch.
|1 week 14 hours ago||This is not a surprise. We||
This is not a surprise. We were never in it for him. I do find it odd that a highly sought after QB from not Texas committed to A&M.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Funny enough, the fact that||
Funny enough, the fact that RGIII died tonight is probably good news for the Skins. He wasn't taking them anywhere, and the sooner they decide to cut him, the better.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Hold on pal, what about your||
Hold on pal, what about your parents? Does ALL IN skip a generation or something?
|1 week 20 hours ago||That's never been the name of||
That's never been the name of the school, just a moniker that was used state-wide for people who didn't know where Brother Rice was. This is common with schools (especially private schools) that don't have a city in the school name. "Warren De La Salle" is another example.
This happens in GR too, which is where I'm from. "Grand Rapids Creston High School" when the school name is just Creston HS. Even in LA they do this. My wife went to Notre Dame HS, but when it's discussed state-wide or nationally they say Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.
|1 week 22 hours ago||That's not right, but based||
That's not right, but based on this evaluation, you could say Jake Rudock. Sounds a lot like that kind of "not overly impressive physically but gets the job done" guy.
|1 week 1 day ago||You'd think girls from Rhode||
You'd think girls from Rhode Island could afford bags for their gear.
|1 week 1 day ago||I just picked up a pair for||
I just picked up a pair for $500, sucka!
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't see any problem with||
I don't see any problem with the saying "prove it on the field." They're showing or "proving" that they deserve a certain level of praise or recognition. That's a perfectly acceptable use of that word.
|1 week 1 day ago||E41.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Awesome. I just secured||
Awesome. I just secured tickets to that game today and I wasn't all that excited BUT NOW I AM!
|1 week 2 days ago||Clearly Jeter is running||
Clearly Jeter is running security.
|1 week 2 days ago||At least get some rainbows if||
At least get some rainbows if you're going the flip flop route.
|1 week 2 days ago||First of all, they show||
First of all, they show plenty of M wins. I watched us beat UF/Tebow about a week ago.
Secondly, many "classics" are upsets, and it's only an upset when you beat a good team. So lots of times that will be us. Indiana won't be on the losing end of many classics, for example. That's what goes with being a big program. When you get upset, it's a thing.
|1 week 2 days ago||I came to make this same||
I came to make this same joke.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can we not use the word||
Can we not use the word "tearing" in a comment about Drake Harris, please?
|1 week 2 days ago||They didn't have any||
They didn't have any dominance in 2005. They had just won their second in a row.
|1 week 2 days ago||I used to cheer for UCLA in||
I used to cheer for UCLA in that rivalry with SC, but over the last few years they've gotten mouthy to the point that they're almost as obnoxious as the SC fans, plus the Kiffin years quieted them down a bit. So I just cheer against whoever is the better team that year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can we have these guys||
Can we have these guys schedule officials for the weekend Jordan will be hanging out on our sideline?
|1 week 3 days ago||I think it's safe to say that||
I think it's safe to say that he wouldn't h ave gotten this injury had he committed to Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't want to hear it.||
I don't want to hear it.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is not OT any more than||
This is not OT any more than saying Ed Davis getting injured is OT. The status of players on opposing teams, especially rival teams, is still on topic and relevant.
|1 week 3 days ago||Save money for what? Not too||
Save money for what? Not too many better things to spend money on than your kids' education.
|1 week 3 days ago||That might end up being a||
That might end up being a popular official visit weekend.
|1 week 4 days ago||If you're having buyer's||
If you're having buyer's remorse, I'll buy it from you for double.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's telling me there aren't||
It's telling me there aren't any available.
|1 week 4 days ago||This statement is made about||
This statement is made about every nice part of every city. Find me an affluent(ish) neighborhood that people don't refer to ass snobby and elitest.
|1 week 4 days ago||Can we please address the||
Can we please address the fact that there was a councilman named Kunselman?
|1 week 4 days ago||I definitely agree with your||
I definitely agree with your overall point, but Ricky Town didn't drop that far. He was never the #1 guy, and he finished the season ranked composite #6 in a loaded QB class (and 247 kept him at #3). He was the #79 player overall in the country. It's not like he dropped like a rock.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not sure how much of it||
I'm not sure how much of it was him committing to Nuss and how much it was him committing to the #1 team in the country (at the time). Not exactly the same situation at Florida.
|1 week 4 days ago||No one said that all of them||
No one said that all of them were "all about the street life." Not everyone who is gamg affiliated is affiliated at the same level. Sometimes it's just the neighborhood where you grew up or you have brother or cousins in one particular gang. Based on where SC gets a lot of their players, that's not far fetched.
Let's say player X isn't really in a gang, but half of his best friends from his (relatively nearby) high school are/were. You don't think that could lead to some trouble?
|1 week 4 days ago||Is it ironic that the guys||
Is it ironic that the guys whose name is Carlos Spicyweiner and has a shirtless guy as his avatar is the one getting super upset about the pictures of shirtless dudes? You might be trying too hard here.
There's nothing weird or gay about shirtless men unless you are looking at them in a weird way.
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree. This thread screams||
I agree. This thread screams of insecurities. Not all college football players are equally built, and if you are pointing out that one of them is disproportionately more built than the others, that's not weird, creepy or gay.
We all pointed out how jacked Jabrill Peppers is/was so why is it different if it's Kerridge?
|1 week 4 days ago||I gave you the benefit of the||
I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but your post was quite vague.
|1 week 5 days ago||Why is it annoying? Is it||
Why is it annoying? Is it annoying that guys are getting hurt? Because yeah, I agree that that's annoying.
Or is there another reason that this is annoying to you? Because the way I see it, this kid got hurt (unfortunate) but gets to stay in school, get his degree, and be a part of the team.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree, $200k would be way||
I agree, $200k would be way too much.
|1 week 5 days ago||Those are all gone except for||
Those are all gone except for standing room only and some single seats (there are not two seats together).
|1 week 6 days ago||What about pizza? Can I like||
What about pizza? Can I like pizza? Because if not, we're done here. Yes, even frozen pizza.
|1 week 6 days ago||I would have gone with the||
I would have gone with the exclamation point personally, but I'm kind of an excitable guy.
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree with this. If you're||
I agree with this. If you're a slient commit, who exactly are you looking to keep this info from? other coaches is the only one who makes sense. It also seriously cuts down on the number of reporters bugging you.
This is like the guy who tells his gf that they're exclusive but doesn't want to go public with it just yet.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know absolutely nothing||
I know absolutely nothing about him as a student, but UCLA is an extremely hard school to get in to (harder than Michigan, and MIchigan is tough). It actually leads the country in number of applications per year. So you could be a great student and still not quite get in to UCLA.
|1 week 6 days ago||I didn't say filthy rich, and||
I didn't say filthy rich, and he never really let on how much money he had so although he did fine with the ladies, it had nothing to do with his money. Depsite having an expensive watch, he wasn't a guy you would think came from any money.
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe I have bad taste, but I||
Maybe I have bad taste, but I thought it was cool. It was Urban talking, he's the reigning champ, and it had unique representations of many of the top contenders (plus us). I thought it was a neat ad and I haven't see anything like it in former years.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm in Vegas a lot for work||
I'm in Vegas a lot for work and I usually stay in the Summerlin/Spring Valley area. Any restaurants I can't miss? Don't say anything on the strip.
|1 week 6 days ago||In terms of football schools||
In terms of football schools - they're quite rich. Comparing them to us to say they aren't rich is like comparing Mark Curban to Warren Buffett and saying he's not rich. Michigan, in terms of public universities (or really any non-Ivy League school) is extremely wealthy.
The endowment that PSU has is larger than any football school outside a select few (Michigan, ND, Texas, USC, UVa) and handful of others that are within 10% or so. PSU's is $3.4 Billion, and the highest non-Vandy SEC school is Florida at $1.5B. Alabama's system-wide endowment is $1,2B.
I'm not sure this is even applicable to football, but you brought it up. Saying that PSU isn't a rich school is just false. In terms of overall financials and AD financials, PSU is in the top 5-10 nationally.
|1 week 6 days ago||Or maybe he wasn't treated||
Or maybe he wasn't treated like everyone else on the team, but in a negative way. Who knows.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not having kids might affect||
Not having kids might affect your thoughts here, but maybe not. I just know that how I thought I was going to raise my kids and how I'm actually raising my kids isn't exactly the same because things don't always work out how you think.
Motivating kids is tough, and my kids are a lot stronger willed than I thought they'd be at this age (not sure why I thought that, based on my wife's and my personality). I pictured it going something like "hey son, let's go outside and toss around this ball" and he'd say "sure dad, sounds like fun!" and then we'd go do that. But it doesn't always work that easily, and I don't always have as much time to go toss that ball as I pictured either. So getting your kids to do the things that you think will be good for them can be a struggle.
I agree that money isn't probably the best motivator, but you have to use what works (and what you have at your disposal). For some parents, it might be time. "if you sign up for football I'll take you to the zoo once a month." My parents motivated me with money to get good grades, albeit nowhere near the kind of money Snoop was offering. I got $50 for every solid A I got on a final report card, and that was motivating to me.
|2 weeks 37 min ago||I totally agree with that,||
I totally agree with that, and that sounds like it's the case here. The article says that Snoop's son fell in love with football, so presumably the bribery stopped.
I'd take it a step further that you just want your kids to try difference things (even if it's not active, though that's my preference) until they find something about which they're passionate. It could be playing the trombone or writing poetry or learning a second language. Lots of kids just aren't very adventurous when it comes to this stuff, and if all of their friends are playing World of Warcraft, that's all they'll want to do too.
|2 weeks 46 min ago||You know, maybe he didn't||
You know, maybe he didn't have the grades to get in to UCLA and this was his way of getting himself a good education. I'm OK with players/recruits gaming the system in their favor every now and then. The fact that Mora couldn't figure out his heart wasn't in it is his fault. Losing one recruit from a class isn't a big deal, it happens every year at every school.
|2 weeks 50 min ago||If only Hackett could help me||
If only Hackett could help me get tickets to Utah-Michigan.
|2 weeks 52 min ago||Again, I don't see this as||
Again, I don't see this as bad parenting by Snoop. He enticed his son to sign up for football, and according to the article, his son "fell in love" with it. I made my 5 year old sign up for soccer this year because if I left it up to him, he'd play with his iPad all day. And although we don't let him do that, sometimes the parents have to find something active and healthy for their kids to do.
If the kid started football and hated it every year, yet Snoop still forced it on him, then that might be different. But that doesn't sound like the case here, and I'm sure his son wouldn't have been that good if he hated it. He enticed his son to sign up for an activity that he eventually fell in love with, and is just now deciding not to continue. How is that bad parenting?
|2 weeks 57 min ago||That's not necessarily true.||
That's not necessarily true. I have a good buddy with a wealthy dad who paid his son a stipend while he was in med school and called it "early inheritence." His argument was that he knew his son would need the money a lot more now than he will at age 50ish when the dad passes away. I think that makes a lot of sense.
Now, this can go wrong if your kids are freeloading off of their rich parents and not working hard to build their own life. But my buddy was in med school, so his dad knew that wasn't the case.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Why are his reason's for||
Why are his reason's for quitting crappy? Because he wants to study film instead? That doesn't sound like a crappy reason to me.
EDIT: And I don't think paying your kids for what you think will be in their best interest is bad parenting. Maybe Snoop knew that if his son was playing football, he would a) be an active kid, and b) be less likely to fill his time with things that would be bad for him. Before you go off calling someone a bad parent, it might help to know their motivations.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Probably the best Jordan's||
Probably the best Jordan's ever. And they look amazing in those colors.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||The decision will not be||
The decision will not be based on that. But like many tough decisions in life, the margin between the choices is small and sometimes small (or often trivial) things are what sway you one way or another. If it's obvious to a player which school he wants to go to, this will have no impact. But as we've seen, some recruits are down to the last day on these decisions, sometimes going back and forth multiple times.
We don't need them to base their decision on this, we just need to tip the scales in our direction a little bit and that might do it.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||That's a big golf stadium.||
That's a big golf stadium. Did you mean TCF?
It all depends on how big the renovation really is. Our renovation only (only) cost about $250 mil, right? But I don't know how much more involved theirs would be. It's also possible that being in the middle of BFE affects the price compared to Minneapolis more than you think. I don't know, I'm just thinking.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||So the thing you like about||
So the thing you like about their stadium (how the people inside it dress) has nothing to do with their stadium. You know that, right?
You know what I like about Michigan Stadium? When the band plays The Victors.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Seriously. I want a pair to||
Seriously. I want a pair to put in my office.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Not doing very well in that?||
Not doing very well in that? Oh come on.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||So because some idiot rival||
So because some idiot rival says it, it must be true? Do you believe everything any idiot fan tells you? Think for yourself.
"I like Michigan but Sparty said we're bad so I don't know anymore."
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm pretty sure MJ was all||
I'm pretty sure MJ was all like "OMG is this really THE Jim Harbaugh??"
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||The Buckeye gets it, yet so||
The Buckeye gets it, yet so many of you can't wrap your heads around it.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||It's all about salsa.||
It's all about salsa. Avocado if you're getting adventurous.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||It won't happen - that logo||
It won't happen - that logo is iconic. And it transcends one sport.
Remember when people thought of Under Armour as a company that just made those tight fitting under shirts? Now they support all kinds of sports and sponsor the best golfer in the world.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I disagree with your overall||
I disagree with your overall point, but I think we can all agree that no man should drive a VW convertible of any kind.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Yes, you have my permission||
Yes, you have my permission to buy a Porsche.
Or go the cheap route like I did and buy a Hurley hat and some low top Chuck Taylors. I can still pull them off because I'm not old, dammit.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Not true - stereoptypes are||
Not true - stereoptypes are fun. I'm white, so I'm likely relatively smart (but not Asian smart) and unathletic (but not Asian unathletic). I'm bad at dancing and my food is bland. I'm on the taller end of the spectrum but have an average sized penis.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I agree with you. All||
I agree with you. All objectivity was lost with Dave Brandon by the end. I wanted him gone too, but there were some things he did where I said, "that actually sounds like a good idea" but the fanbase as a whole went ape shit. But that's just human nature - when you don't like someone, you see the things they do in a skewed light.
Similarly, if you think someone is like a cooler Jesus (Jim Harbaugh), they can do anything and people will fawn over it.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I don't know what AJ Hawk's||
I don't know what AJ Hawk's options were for college, but Jake Ryan didn't have the options to go to OSU so it's hard to say that his college decision was smarter than AJ's since they had different options.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||It's not a little weird at||
It's not a little weird at all, it's just new.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||The only reason people are||
The only reason people are saying, "Michigan forgot what sport they play" is because they're jealous their team wasn't picked. Michigan is all over the news everywhere and people are sick of it. Because they wish that was their team. Don't worry about what other people say.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||As a Pistons fan - we did||
As a Pistons fan - we did pretty well against Jordan. Yeah, our guys got old, he got better and beat us, but still. Jordan's big "getting over the hump" moment was beating the Pistons, who he had such a problem with for so long. And those were great games.
I hate Brett Favre because he owned us. But Jordan? We took it to him a lot of times too, got two titles out of it. Not a lot of franchises can say that.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||They'll still be playing||
They'll still be playing football.
Having Jumpman won't make us a basketball school any more than having Adidas made us a soccer school or having Nike made us a running school. Jumpman started in basketball, but it is no longer only that.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Looks like someone jumped the||
Looks like someone jumped the gun on a new avater, eh?
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Rectum? Jake Butt damn near||
Rectum? Jake Butt damn near killed 'em!
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Nice! Michigan will now be||
Nice! Michigan will now be the Kegan Bradley of college football.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I agree. This is cool and||
I agree. This is cool and unique. Nothing wrong with having Michael Jordan saying Go Blue on twitter, and saying how we're the first. That has some caché.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The best ones are.||
The best ones are.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||There should be a Jake Butt||
There should be a Jake Butt MGoShirt that says "Don't Hate Us Cuz You Anus."
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||He seems like embrace his||
He seems like embrace his unique surname an us fans love it too.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Is it? Broken bones tend to||
Is it? Broken bones tend to heal very well, but ankle injuries linger. I broke my humorus and never had any issues after about 8 weeks. I sprained my ankle and it has never been 100%.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Well, is it two degrees if||
Well, is it two degrees if you get a JD/MBA? I suppose it is.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I never said I was happy||
I never said I was happy about it. I'm just curious how their loss compares to ours. That's not insensitive at all. I don't know the kid personally and it sounds he'll be OK, so my obvious concern is about football. This wouldn't even be a thread if we weren't playing them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Is he better than Mone?||
Is he better than Mone?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not really - depending on||
Not really - depending on when in October he meant, that could be a 4 week swing. I say redshirt him unless we've got a killer season going and he's totally ready or he's just way ahead of schedule.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||N doubt all those guys can||
N doubt all those guys can play, but they also get tired. Depth is huge on the DL. Wormley might be playing more DT than originally thought.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I agree that that's a bad||
I agree that that's a bad sign.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. When Hagerup muffed||
Agreed. When Hagerup muffed the punt snap against OSU, that almost lost us the game, people praised Hoke for not ripping him a new one and being supportive and constructive in the moment. This includes the recruits and their families who were there.
When a guy fails, people look at the things he did and point to it all as being bad. But that's not the case.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that this will shake||
I agree that this will shake itself out over the course of the next 9 months. Some of those QBs will see they don't have the chops to see the field any time soon and something will happen.
One key will be how Morris fares compared to everyone else - if he isn't seeing time this fall, he may decide he wants to play one season somewhere.
The other key will be how Gentry, Malzone and Speight stack up against each other. They'll all be in the same class or within a year of each other, and if you're third in that bunch after this season, things aren't looking bright. Gentry could switch to TE or transfer, but the other two would likely seek greener pastures.
Let it be known I'm not predicting any one of them in particular to transfer or switch positions, just that one or more of them will. With the way Harbugh recruits QBs, if you're not at least "in the mix" right away, you won't ever be.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is not surprising to me||
This is not surprising to me at all. But I also don't disagree with it. In the pros, the offense has such an advantage over the defense that you should always go with the highest percetage play. There's no reason to get fancy, unless you're significantly overmatched. Since most teams aren't, you go with what works.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fall practice has started -||
Fall practice has started - isn't OT season over?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Then re-word your top post.||
Then re-word your top post. There's a huge difference between "does nothing" and "doesn't do enough."
And I don't think Norfleet is gone because he was a cancer to the team. He just didn't meet expectations. Don't extrapolate that any further.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The whole "he destroyed his||
The whole "he destroyed his phone so he must be guilty" line is pathetic and weak minded. Maybe he had naked pictures of his wife on his phone? Maybe he had naked pictures of someone other than his wife on his phone? Maybe he had text messages talking about how big of a piece of shit Roger Goodell is on his phone? There's are planty of reasons a man like Tom Brady wouldn't want the world seeing all of his intimate details (because you know they'd get out), and many of them are something other than deflated footballs.
If my wife says "I think you'd cheating on my, let me look through your phone" I'm saying no even though I'm not cheating. She'll find something in there worth getting pissed about. "OK, I see you're not cheating, but are you really on YouPorn that many times a day?"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sure. But not all "difficult||
Sure. But not all "difficult backgrounds" are equally difficult. Just because they both came from bad neighborhoods doesn't mean Denard had the same obstacles to overcome as Norfleet. I'm not making excuses for Norfleet, but it's important to have some perspective at the same time.
Norfleet is not Cissoko who dropped out to sell drugs (or got kicked out for selling drugs) and never really surfaced again as a college player. Norfleet is transferring schools to complete his degree (and play football).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure that's true.||
I'm not sure that's true. Norfleet was a versatile athlete capable of playing (and willing to play) multiple positions to help the team. He may not have been a star, but he was exciting when he had the ball in his hands. By all accounts, he was a hard worker and was recognized as such by his teammates and coaches. He had 24 touches (receptions and rushes) in 2014, which would make him 6th on the team among returning players, ahead of Chesson and Butt. He averaged 7.3 yards per touch, which is solid. Let's not disparage him too much.
As for in the classroom, that comment isn't fair. He made it until the second semester in his junior year before he had any issues there. I knew a ton of kids in college who had academic issues, and none of them had football to worry about.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Offering $10+ light beers||
Offering $10+ light beers will not cause any additional arguments or puking. Let's be reasonable. They're not going to be selling tequila shots.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And just like that, Michigan||
And just like that, Michigan football is creating jobs. Sounds like a win-win to me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||But that's not the only||
But that's not the only variable in your experiment. It's very possible those fanbases are just very different in terms of behavior. Dodgers fans and Angels fans are night and day in terms of level of intoxication, and beer is sold at both stadiums.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly this. There won't be||
Exactly this. There won't be any more drunk assholes because those people get pounded just before the game anyway. It might cut down on that a little because people won't feel the need to get 4hours worth of buzz before the game starts.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure what saying||
I'm not sure what saying college athletes are amateurs has anything to do with the ages of the fans. I don't think anyone has suggested that most fans are minors. And somewhere around a third to a half of the students attending (because grad students) are of age anyway.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not saying they're||
I'm not saying they're exactly the same, but they're in a very similar mold. Watching his film, that's who he reminds me of.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone else think that||
Does anyone else think that description sounds like Manningham? Manningham wasn't tall or fast, but ran such amazing routes that he got himself (sometimes wide) open despite that. I know Manningham was a much bigger recruit, but we all know that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
I'm not predicing he ends up being an NFL player, but I don't see any reason his ceiling can't be a fringe NFL draft pick. Some WRs get open by being fast, some get open by being huge, some get open but being creative and/or running killer routes. Once you're open, it doesn't really matter how you got there.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I saved money in college by||
I saved money in college by living in a fraternity, dues included, even if you didn't factor in the social events that the dues covered. Just rent. Maybe not compared to the absolute cheapest option way off campus in tiny, dingy apartment, but compared to what 90% of UM students did for housing and I was closer to the diag than most of them.
The other cool thing about our fraternity compared to most off-campus housing options is that we had 8 month leases instead of 12 month leases, so if you weren't staying on campus during the summer, you weren't on the hook for rent and you didn't have to bother finding a sublet (which would only get you a third of your rent back, anyway).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree about the money part.||
I agree about the money part. As someone who was on our executive board while our chapter was still (relatively) young after re-chartering on campus, I can tell you the financials of fraternities are much stickier than people think. If you're a huge, old chapter with a house you own (and is paid off) you can afford a house mom no problem, along with a handful of other, large fraternities. But the bottom half of the houses have a hard time staying afloat as it is. Fraternities, even at Michigan, aren't full of rich kids like everyone thinks.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I never like players from||
I never like players from rival schools who play for my pro team. I never really liked Spielman for this reason, and even though I was too young to know him as a college player, I stopped liking Bill Laimbeer because he went to Notre Dame. But this is just because my college allegiances are much stronger than my pro ones.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I would have a hard time||
I would have a hard time picking a player for this, since you guys probably mentioned the most likeable of our rivals and I hate all of them.
Nevermind, I pick Anthony Morelli.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Every bar in PB is on Garnet.||
Every bar in PB is on Garnet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I would reach out to the||
I would reach out to the local alumni association - they'll be able to give you more up to date info than MGoBlog, especially since these alumni bars have a tendancy to change from year to year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I've always said I thought||
I've always said I thought Khalid Hill would be a solid contributor on this team. His high school video was very good and he was a very successful 7-on-7 receiver, which is rare for a TE, especially one as beefy as he is. He's quick, runs very good routes and has good hands so I still think he'll be good if he can stay healthy. He was showing glimpses of that last season before the ACL.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He did not come here just for||
He did not come here just for football, he will be working toward a grad degree, and like the poster above me said, has expressed interest in Med School (though he won't be in med school this fall and going to M now doesn't really chance his odds of getting into M's med school).
That said, it's odd to put a guy on the Academics video who hasn't taken a true class here, and if he has, it was a summer term class. Kind of an off choice either way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't like either of your||
I don't like either of your picks, OP. When this tends to happen, it does so in a division that doesn't have a clear cut favorite, one that is more wide open, like the NFC South as you mentioned.
For this year, I'd say the Bucs, Raiders or Redskins have the best chance.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Let's not act like a Lexus is||
Let's not act like a Lexus is the only car that fits that description.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Would this conversation||
Would this conversation really be any different if the number was $80k gross instead? All points made would remain the same. He's married and his wife doesn't work, so $60k net is the equivalent of a family who has a gross income of around $75-80k. Not very different for the purposes of this conversation.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sure they would. If they||
Sure they would. If they know he won't see the field at QB this fall, there likely aren't enough QB reps to go around, so the alternative is to have him sit on his ass all practice. Since we have fewer TEs than QBs, you give him some reps there to a) see how he fares for down the road, b) help him see being a receiver from the other side, and c) get his blood pumping.
It's likely that Gentry has played only QB for most of his football career, but it's possible that he has more upside at TE, so doing some experimenting there doesn't mean anything.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And as an ex-NFL player,||
And as an ex-NFL player, he'll be able to coach at a lower level college making 60k/year for a few years, to maintain his current quality of life and allow his money to grow.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm impressed. What he's||
I'm impressed. What he's doing is very rare, not just among athletes. Most people in this country are spending more than they make every year, and he's spending far less. That's not only very smart but also difficult to do.
Yes, some people live on less than that. That's not relevant here. Very few people live on less than that by choice, like he's doing. There are very few people making $100k/year who choose to live on 60k, let alone people making a million.
This doesn't make him a great humanitarian or anything, but it makes him smart and uncommon. And people who are uncommon in a good way should be discussed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's debateable. It might||
That's debateable. It might be the LBs with 3 senior returning starters, but they don't have the depth the DL has. And it could be DBs too, but I still want to see what Wayne Lyons looks like on the fielf before I can say that.
Either way - defense should be good.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Any guy who doesn't see the||
Any guy who doesn't see the field until his senior year isn't going to get a 5th year anyway so it wouldn't matter if you burned his redshirt.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So anything with two possible||
So anything with two possible outcomes has a 50% chance of happening?
It's a 50% I can jump over my house. It's a 50% chance the sun doesn't come up tomorrow. It's a 50% chance that before I finish typing this post my phone explodes into hundred dollar bills.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know if this has||
I don't know if this has become a thing, but "cue" is definitely correct here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Also, I like your creativity||
Also, I like your creativity with your curse words by we're allowed to say pussy here.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I won't be extremely happy||
I won't be extremely happy with 8 wins, but that's my prediction. I'll be very happy with 9 and psyched as all hell with 10. Pre-bowl.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure the presence of||
I'm not sure the presence of one uncompetitive team is enough to make the point null, mostly because we have one more team, but I agree with your overall point. If our top 5 was as good as the ACC, then you'd have to say we're even.
That said, I agree that it won't happen for a while. This past season, the Big Ten was very good, and our top 3 were as good as the ACC's top 3 (the tournament showed that) but it was a major fall off from there. The next two ACC teams were sure-fire tournament teams, whereas PSU, Michigan and Rutgers were not close.
That said, I think our immediate goal is to be the no-doubt #2 league after the ACC and I think we're almost there. I think we're already ahead of the Big East but I think the Ivy League is a bigger challenge. The Ivy is a lot deeper than the Big East, and is more established. I don't think the Big East teams, outside of Denver and Georgetown, have enough cache to stay competitive as the sport grows. Going forward, teams like Marquette and Villanova won't be able to compete with PSU, OSU and Michigan for recruits and they'll be left by the wayside.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely one to keep an eye||
Definitely one to keep an eye on. Will likely be the 4th most popular M sport after not too long. Lots of lacrosse fans at Michigan and this team will be good. If the BTN contnues to up their TV coverage, that will only help.
EDIT: The Big Ten has a lot of very good lacrosse teams, so Michigan is guaranteed to play a number of very good lacrosse teams every year (Maryland, Hopkins and OSU were all tourney teams last year and PSU is traditionally good as well).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Is that right? That is very||
Is that right? That is very odd.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The most recent Inside||
The most recent Inside Lacrosse class rankings were for the 2014 class because they release them in the fall, but we were 19th on that list, which is really good for this point. Anything in the top 10 is elite and we're close for such a young program.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I still don't know who||
Yeah, I still don't know who Rick Bayless is so apparently I live under a much larger rock.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll second this. My hotel||
I'll second this. My hotel recommendation is anywhere with rooms still available.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That's great. Any idea how I||
That's great. Any idea how I do that?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Wherever I can get tickets. I||
Wherever I can get tickets. I already booked my flight and hotel, just need to find tickets that aren't insanely expensive.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This happened to one of my UM||
This happened to one of my UM buddies and after taking a little time off he ended up graduating with a BBA and now is a successful guy. Good luck to this kid.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm going 8-4 regular season||
I'm going 8-4 regular season as well, but I'd bet is to win our bowl game if that's the case. So I guess 9-4 is my prediction.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||It's important to remember||
It's important to remember where you came from.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Jaylon Brown doesn't prove||
Jaylon Brown doesn't prove anything about Crystal Balls other than that they're sometimes wrong, which we already knew. That doesn't make them a bad or uninteresting indicator going forward.
I think it's a really good idea. Let a bunch of writers make their "best guess" public. When you read an article and a writer makes a prediction, do you take it as gospel? No, but if you can see a consensus forming you'll probably be interested to see it. The nicest part is you can see who voted and when so you can use your own judgment as to which votes are more credible than others.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Exactly. That isn't||
Exactly. That isn't indicative of M over PSU, but M over MSU if he does flip.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Not sure why this would get||
Not sure why this would get negged. About as reliable as a crystal ball will get.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Are these guys good that we||
Are these guys good that we picked up? I'm not very familiar.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think Corley or Mitchell||
I think Corley or Mitchell would be a heck of a finish at WR.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I actually think it's pretty||
I actually think it's pretty funny.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I met one of them, George 3,||
I met one of them, George 3, who is one of the nicest guys ever, like his dad. He's not little though, in age or size. He's close to my age, and looks like a DE.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Next time Michigan is in the||
Next time Michigan is in the Rose Bowl I'll host the MGoBlog party. Hopefully that's sooner and not later.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They paid me in meatand in||
They paid me in meatand in money.
That is my tea family, but not everyone in there is family, some are neighbors. The blondes are not my family. That's my real wife, the Hispanic looking man is my father in law and the little boy with brown hair in the pool is my son.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I wasn't sure if anyone would||
I wasn't sure if anyone would care so I didn't want to make it its own thread, so I just threw it in another thread. Sorry for the thread jack, OP!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I've seen his wife, I'd||
I've seen his wife, I'd probably be OK with that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's funny because that||
It's funny because that interview uncut was like 45 minutes long and she said quite a lot, but what they used was almost all me. As Vince Vaughn said, "I'm not a talker."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It is. It's kinda like Omaha||
It is. It's kinda like Omaha Steaks but with super high end meat and the the meat (except the ribeye) comes marinated/seasoned. And they have higher end sides. It's kinda pricey, but it's really good stuff.
I kinda like to make my own burger patties and season my own meat, but if you don't want to mess around with that (or you just aren't any good at it and want it to turn out great) then this is a good option. The burgers have cheddar and bacon inside the patty so you don't even need to top them with anything. Those were the best.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I know, I wish I could have.||
I know, I wish I could have. They actually moved my Michigan stuff by the grill because they want it to be neutral. Funny thing, the guy who runs that company is a Michigan grad, so he would have signed off on it.
EDIT: although if you look closely, you'll notice my pool noodles are maize and blue.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, duh. Sorry man, when you||
Oh, duh. Sorry man, when you said Holland I thought Holland High. Funny how there are people here you know but don't know it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Based on what infomercials||
Based on what infomercials pay, I'd say meth is more likely.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, man.||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||JP? If only I could cook||
If only I could cook dinner from my phone like I do with MGoBlog.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Hooooold on. Identify||
Hooooold on. Identify yourself, soldier.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm the huge, black former||
I'm the huge, black former heavyweight champ.
Just kidding, I'm the white with the beard who won't stop talking.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I never bothered to learn.||
I never bothered to learn. Thanks man! Unlimited up votes for you.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Hey do you guys want to see||
Hey do you guys want to see me in an infomercial? I was in an infomercial.
I don't know how to do the whole embedding thing.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I know a lot of public school||
I know a lot of public school teachers and all of them make more than that.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||From what I understand, all||
From what I understand, all NBA contracts are guaranteed, unless you're counting the option years as part of the contract (which you shouldn't). Calling a 3 year contract with a 4th year team option a "4 year contract" is just wrong, but that might be what's happening here.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||If I was his agent and GRIII||
If I was his agent and GRIII had the option to sign a 3 year guaranteed contract for the minimum, I'd jump on that in a heart beat. This is a player that nobody wants. He was already been tossed aside by two bad teams (and one good one). Getting one year guaranteed is good work for GRIII at this point.
Signing a 3-year contract at the minimum is only stupid if you have other (better) offers. I'm willing to bet GRIII does not.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||When I think many, I think||
When I think many, I think "most" but maybe that's my error. And if you average 37,500 for your entire career you're doing something wrong.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Why would the Pacers offer||
Why would the Pacers offer anything more than the minimum for a guy on his 4th team before his second season has even started? I'm shocked they'd be willing to lock him up for any period of time. He hasn't proven he's any better than a replacement level player.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ooh, I doubt it. Unless by||
Ooh, I doubt it. Unless by "many" you mean "some." I imagine this 3 year contract won't be more than 1.5 mil, which is 37,500 on average for a 40 year career.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||The bandwagon life is||
The bandwagon life is fruitful.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||We have 4 already. It would||
We have 4 already. It would be nice to get one more OLB type since all of our guys seem to be ILBs, but at this point I don't think any one LB swings how it turns out.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||But in all seriousness,||
But in all seriousness, you're wrong a lot in that post. I get your point, but you can't say that "this is a filler recruiting class" and also say "if all of our classes are like this" because that doesn't follow. If you're chalking this class up to being filler, which isn't far from the truth since we were working from behind a lot and needed to go after more less-heralded guys, then why would you expect every class to be like this? You said it yourself in your second paragraph - if our on-field results improve, so will recruiting.
Recruiting is overrated in college football. It wasn't overrated 10 years ago, but I feel it has hit a fever pitch. It's important, sure, but it has become overrated. How excited were we 4 years ago because guys like Pipkins and Kalis would be instant stars and MSU's run was clearly done because look at those classes they have. It's a piece to the puzzle, no doubt, but it's become overblown.
Your second-to-last paragraph is also dead wrong. Jake Ryan, Frank Clark and Devin Funchess were all 3 stars. They are all now in the NFL. You don't think they would have started for good Michigan teams?
Why root for attrition? If you're going to "root" for something over which you have no control, why not root for these guys to all overachieve? Isn't that more beneficial than leaving, requiring us to fill their spot with someone younger and unproven?
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Tell 'em.||
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I think it's fair to say||
I think it's fair to say Johnathan Jones is a severe long shot at this point.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wheatley is the biggest no||
Wheatley is the biggest no brainer here. Any team that doesn't include Wheatley is wrong. David Terrell being the next best bargain.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I, too, was surprised by the||
I, too, was surprised by the quantity of PSU guys drafted. Are they good? Seems like a lot of guys from a pretty mediocre squad.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||COMBOS.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Not in the suburbs. This||
Not in the suburbs. This isn't Detroit Public Schools, this is Farmington Hills, a nice area.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That part is not weird. If||
That part is not weird. If you said he was your favorite since 8th grade, 7 or so years after he left, that would be weird.
Dan Marino is my favorite QB. I've been cheering for him since 2008.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The thing that hurts ND (and||
The thing that hurts ND (and greatly helps Michigan) on these types of rankings is that it incorporates grad programs as well. ND has a good undergrad, but their grad programs are very underwhelming compared to elite schools.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||One thing I realized over the||
One thing I realized over the last few years, hat just wasn't as apparent before then, is that a lot of our fan base sucks. A lot. We have a lot of really shitty fans. A lot of them post here.
We used to say that we have the best fan base in the country. But we don't. We're no better than anyone else.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It depends on the field, but||
It depends on the field, but even in instances where you're correct, there is always a point when you haven't built up your resume and the school is all you have. It makes it a lot easier to build up that resume starting from a top school.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||But that part doesn't have to||
But that part doesn't have to change. He could stay, get his degree and then transfer.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I never called him an||
I never called him an asshole, or any other term, positive or negative. But those two situations are different. Urban cut a guy before even giving him a chance and they needed room. Michigan had absolutely no benefit by cutting Pipkins and he spent 3 years here trying to figure it out.
Again, I'm not calling Pipkins any names. I'm just not going to cheer for him or care if he does well or poorly.
|6 weeks 2 min ago||He did a little more than||
He did a little more than voice his opinion on his health. I'm guessing he doesn't give a shit about appeasing Michigan fans, but if you talk shit about Michigan (or any extension there of) many people will like you less because of it.
I don't understand why this is such an unpopular opinion, even if you disagree. I don't cheer for guys who don't pick Michigan, even if it's for the best of reasons. Pumpkins had a choice and picked not-Michigan. Fine for him, but he's not going to be on my priority list this fall. Why that's so bad, I really don't know.
|6 weeks 15 min ago||Justin Turner wasn't. He||
Justin Turner wasn't. He wasn't as big of a recruit as Pipkins.
Slocum and Baraka had off the field issues, so those are a little different. Either way, whenever you have "5 star recruit who does nothing on the field" you're splitting hairs trying to separate them.
|6 weeks 18 min ago||I never said he was Boren,||
I never said he was Boren, and I never said I wished ill on him. I just won't be cheering for him. He's another dude on Texas Tech.
Look, he clearly has a disagreement with Harbaugh and he thinks he's right. But you keep that to yourself. It's clear his former teammates, the guys we will all continue to cheer for, weren't happy with how Pipkins handled things. He decided to burn bridges so now he has to live with that.
|6 weeks 41 min ago||I won't be cheering for him.||
I won't be cheering for him. I'm typically not a huge fan of guys who transfer, but I get it in most situations. But if you're going to bad mouth on the way out, that's it for me.
|6 weeks 44 min ago||He does? What part of "maybe||
He does? What part of "maybe not super athletic but holds up really well against the run" screams LB? I'm hoping he puts on 50 pounds and plays SDE.
|6 weeks 48 min ago||I always prefer it when these||
I always prefer it when these posts say "he is the second coming of whoever your favorite player is."
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Because our team is a bunch||
Because our team is a bunch of scrubs you've never heard of who have never played together. I watched their game against Japan last week and although they have to it them, they looked awful. It's hard to watch.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Colin Cowherd appeals to the||
Colin Cowherd appeals to the lowest common denominator. You can call it talent if you want, but Skip Bayless has had a "successful" career as well for the same reason, not knowing a lot but taking a strong take and ruffling feathers. I've never met someone I consider a smart sports fan who says "that Cowherd fella sure is sharp."
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe not, but so what?||
Maybe not, but so what? People are going to shell out if there's no incentive. The owners have the power, so they exercise it. This happens in every other industry in the world ever, why do we complain when it's sports?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||But what if that isn't a||
But what if that isn't a "line?" In many instances, there is a city they could take their business where it would be more profitable. So in many cases this "line" is really "give me some money to entice me to do something against my business's best financial interest."
|6 weeks 3 days ago||And UGA is considered the 2nd||
And UGA is considered the 2nd or 3rd best academic school