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|12 hours 26 min ago||28-17 Michigan wins. Going||
28-17 Michigan wins. Going on the record here, I don't think Utah will be a good team this year and this win will look worse as the year goes on but will still be an awesome confidence boosting way to start the year.
|16 hours 35 min ago||Why will you be in the middle||
Why will you be in the middle of a road trip on a Thursday night at 8:30. Just stop for the night.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I just had sever ptsd||
I just had sever ptsd watching that play calling inside the 10.
|5 days 15 hours ago||All of the feels man.||
All of the feels man. Thanks.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Insidemdsports probably has a||
|6 days 19 hours ago||Insidemdsports probably has a||
I guess I'll use this triple post to say thanks for doing the draftegeddon even if nobody does care who the 5th best safety in the big ten is..
|1 week 6 hours ago||I'm not buying Penn state||
I'm not buying Penn state until they are actually good. Franklin was a terrible oc while at Maryland and while he did OK at Vanderbilt he never actually made the jump to beating a good team.
I think their ol being terrible masked Franklin being a bad play caller/coach and that will be more evident this year. He is closer to hoke on developing guys than dantanio.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Insidemdsports probably has a||
Insidemdsports probably has a more active community than here. Just as a heads up if you are looking for a Maryland fan community.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm hoping Rudock will be||
I'm hoping Rudock will be good but those highlights show a really average player. I put some of the for blame the first interception on him. Sure it was going to a big loss but just throwing the ball like that there is a really bad idea.
He just is what he is and hopefully the defense and rest of the team is good enough to make that work but the only reason Iowa won that game was because Michigan had a pathetic offense and Mark Wiseman and co. eventually wore the defense down, not Rudock.
|1 week 2 days ago||Seattle Washignton is nearly||
Seattle Washignton is nearly an 18 hour drive from LA. We didn't lose that game because of travel. Bo failed in the rose bowls, no real way around it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jay may wind up working out||
Jay may wind up working out but it was still a terrible hire. He has zero experience as a te coach, didn't play te and likely is mostly learning how to coach te this year rather than actually doing it. If Harbuagh isn't his dad he isn't coaching at Michigan at his age based on his resume and that is not a knock on him at all but we all know exactly why he got the job and it wasn't because of a proven ability coaching up te's or recruiting successfully.
So knocking a guy for going to FSU because of how great Harbuagh was in the past at using TE's doesn't make a ton of sense.
|1 week 5 days ago||This is so simplistic and the||
This is so simplistic and the fact that it has upvotes makes me sad about the lack of crtitical thinking and logic. People are responding to this post like I want to ban football, I don't, turning away from the game would be a personal choice and I don't see the players as slaves, though I do think college athletes should be paid, thats just a different issue.
If someone gets hurt building a house it is an accident, not a basic reality of every single action that goes into building a house. Same with driving a car, it comes with risks but the risks are a result of an accident, not a guarantee every time I get in a car that there will be a crash. That is Borlands point that I wanted to see discussion on. Football is pure violence, every play, that is the base of the game, injuries aren't an accident they are a guarenteed byproduct. Long term head injuries from more minor impacts, which we are just starting to understand, will occur from every play.
Not to mention a house is necessary for me to lead a happy and healthy life, a car is necessary for me to get to work, there is a risk reward balance that I make in those decisions. I don't like how little we pay people who work on a farm but I still need to eat fruits and vegetables to live and don't have a plot of land to grow my own. For me as a spectator, football is just entertainment, there is no need for it, if something else actually important in my life happens I skip it. So the reward of being entertained may not be worth supporting what is inherintly a gladiator sport. It is a personal choice but I think one all fans should consider, that is what I am trying to convey.
|1 week 5 days ago||People aren't suprised by the||
People aren't suprised by the immediate health problems, it the long term brain damage that people were not aware of.
|1 week 5 days ago||God this is stupid. Nothing||
God this is stupid. Nothing about singing or acting or dancing is causing an overdose, drugs do and while entertainers do drugs correlation is not cuasation. Brain trauma from direct contact to the head repeatedly over a decade or more is directly related to playing football. Fame might be a contributing cause to someone using drugs but it is not a direct action, just completely different things and you know that. But being snarky and stupid is more fun than making a reasoned response.
|1 week 5 days ago||As long as everyone who is||
As long as everyone who is saying nobody is making anyone play is also cool with things like prostitution being legal then I don't disagree. If you actually read the article Borland never says anything about telling anybody to not play. He wants the NFL to stop covering things up and wants there to be an honest discussion about the reality of the sport but he doesn't advocate banning it. I just think it is a discussion worth having.
If people want to play and watch football that is fine, I'm not trying to ban it either but people talk about the NFL in the US the most because it is the biggest sport, that isn't that hard to figure out. Boxing has mostly died as a sport, MMA is mostly a niche sport that is still only on PPV. The NFL makes 10 billion dollars a year, and thousands of young kids with still developing brains play it every day. Slightly different.
|1 week 5 days ago||http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/||
Sorry forgot to include link
|1 week 5 days ago||pre-season polls actually||
pre-season polls actually tend to be really accurate as a whole. Obviously there are individual outlier teams every year but as whole they tend to be pretty accurate.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah I'm sure Brandon and||
Yeah I'm sure Brandon and Hoke would be gone if this team beat Baylor in a new years day bowl last year or had won the big ten championship two years ago. The difference between the way msu and we handled it is that our football team was losing their basketball team was winning.
I'm not saying any msu fan gloating over this is stupid, I'm saying us trying to downplay this like we are any different from the vast majority of other schools is stupid as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||We currently have a player on||
We currently have a player on our team who is starting ol not missing any games after violating probation on a dui arrest and a high up staffer not being suspended or fired for his DUI. Taylor Lewan also threatened a sexual assualt survivor with no repucussions from the football team. Glass houses and all. Sometimes members of an organization do bad things, you don't judge the organization by that, you judge it by how it reacts and unfortunately Michigan tends to react like every big time program and not do much at all.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The guy didn't say Ypsi||
The guy didn't say Ypsi sucked, he said it is where the less affluent who work around the area live which is also exactly what you said. And by seperating out the two rather than comparing the two places like happens in other cities moves Ann Arbor artificially up the rankings. It would be like cutting Cambridge out from the Boston metropolitan area or Palo Alto from San jose metropolitan area. So either Ann Arbor should be compared to those places in this ranking, or the data of ypsilanti should be combined with Ann Arbor to give a more accurate representation of the area. That isn't a knock on Ypsi, just a reality of housing segregation both based on race and economy.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||My point is that it is a||
My point is that it is a stupid comparison. What is your cutoff for how small a pplace can be before you stop comparing it to other metropolitan areas. You might not think of Boston as an educated city but if your cutoff for size is 50,000 people Brookline, Massachusets has the most phds per capita,Davis California is next followed by Palo Alto cambridge and Bethesda Maryland as the top 5. Ann Arbor is number six on this list. So two places you consider to be not as educated as Ann Arbor have towns within their metropolitan areas that are actually more densely educated than AA, Boston actually has two of them.
You don't just get to cut it off at whatever the size of Ann Arbor is. Ann Arbor isn't a city, it is really great college town but comparing it to actual cities is stupid. A town of 10 people with 7 phds and one office that employs all of them would technically be the highest density of educated people but comparing that to Ann Arbor would be dumb as well. Comparing like to like in situations like these is the only correct way to do it and comparing a town with 100k people to a city with over 600k is just as stupid as comparing a town of 50 people to Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Because all of the jobs are||
Because all of the jobs are associated with the university making comparing it to larger cities pointless and dumb. Its great that Ann Arbor has more educated people if sorrounding yourself with people with higher ed degrees is literally all you care about but it isn't surprising and small college towns should be ranked independently of larger metropolitan areas. If you have a town of 10 people and 7 of them get phds that would make it the most educated place in America but it wouldn't really mean shit and that is pretty much what this is. The town of Ann Arbor pretty much only exists as it is becuase of the university so comparing it to a city is stupid. I can guarantee that you will find a higher number of people with phds in Boston, Philly, New York, DC, Chicago, Seattle, San Fran, etc. To say Ann Arbor is smarter becuase it doesn't also have industries that cater to people with lower education is equivalent to cutting out the best neighberhoods in each of those cities. And funny story when you do that, Brookline, Massachusets actually has the highest number of phds per capita, followed by Palo Alto when it is not included with the San Jose population.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I know more than a few people||
I know more than a few people who got robbed in Ann Arbor so by your definition Ann Arbor=shithole. These rankings are dumb because they are obviously going to skew incredibly heavily towards college towns where the only people there are pretty much students and those who work in some way connected to the university. Ann Arbor isn't a larger metropolitan area because it doesn't have a diversity of jobs to support lower educated people so of course it will be ranked higher. It is just such a stupid metric to use.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I mean it makes a lot of||
I mean it makes a lot of sense, change in coaching isn't a variable you can measure. Sure Harbuagh is a great coach but he also went 4-8 his first year at Stanford because he didn't have enough talent to really do anything else. Talent is the most important predictor, expecially in year one of a coach. What this guys model says is pretty much that even Hoke would get to 7 wins this year (and considering he manged to get to that 3 out of 4 years it isn't that far fetched) and there are 4 toss up games that coach matters. Because coaching was shitty last year the numbers are guess us losing 3 out of 4 toss ups and whether you bet the over or under on the hat is how many game you think Harbaugh is worth. If he is worth to games over Hoke the numbers suggest we could get to 10 wins. If you think he is worth 1 more game you get 9 wins. If you think he is a better coach but a coaching change cancels out the benefit you get 8 wins and if you think a coaching change is a negative factor in your one you get 7 wins. I'm hoping Harbuagh plus two toughest games at home gets to 10 wins but really it all depends on how ready the team is to go at the beginning of the year. Beat Utah and BYU 10 wins is on the table, split and its probably 9 wins, lose both and 8 is the most likely.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Since most of these guys||
Since most of these guys committed to Hoke I think they would disagree with you.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I figured it meant they had||
I figured it meant they had gotten drunk at dominicks since usually that is why I would be "limping" on a sunday night in the summer.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This guy being so unique is||
This guy being so unique is why a lot of people think there is way more athleticisim in basketball. 6'6+ and freakishly athletic is sort of the prototypical wing in the NBA right now and you have guys like jimmy graham who were d1 but not special at basketball just dominating linebackers athletically in football. It might be more fun to watch football but I do think there is more freakish athletic talent in the nba and more pure strength or speed in the nfl.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If they build a new one you||
If they build a new one you know they will build it bigger than the big house so I'm pulling for renovate here.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Rich Rods players were able||
Rich Rods players were able to go 11-2 under Hoke the next year...not the same...just sayin. Things change from year to year.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I love denard. He was an||
I love denard. He was an exciting player and seemed like an even better person off the field. However his role as a QB is incredibly over rated on this board, The offenses under him just were not good, even under rich rod they got shut down by any defense with a pulse when it counted. Denards best position has always been rb or slot receiver and that is just the reality becuase he wasn't an accurate passer or great decision maker in the passing game. Yes he could give you a game like ND that was amazing but when asked to throw the ball against good defense he could aslo give you a ND where he gets picke off 6 times. There is a reason forcier beat him out for the starting job when both were freshman.
And sure steven threet wasn't going to be great no matter what but you have to put your players in the bet possible system to succeed and that wasn't the spread for sheridan but rich rod was running only his offense fromt the day he walked in the door and that is part of why Mallett left. I don't care who your starting qb is at michigan, if you score 10 points against toledo you are doing something horribly wrong as a coach.