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|6 hours 25 min ago||When you boo after a timeout||
When you boo after a timeout call, or as the punt team is running on the field or as they go to huddle down 3 scores in the second half or call a draw on 2nd and 17 down in the second half. Those things clearly have nothing to do with the players and they know it.
|6 hours 30 min ago||I'm glad you live in a world||
I'm glad you live in a world that doesn't exist but I pointed out numerous examples of other "top" programs not getting their top choice to show that you are being delusional that thinking because we are Michigan we can get whoever we want when that is not true for a single program in the country. It also doesn't matter what you think adidas looks like, saying something is immune to sales would mean that it doesn't matter how big the fan base is people wouldn't be buying it and that is obviously not true since we are top 5 in apparel sales. Obviously I want us to hire a coach that will win but if I lived in your fantasy world I would just go get saban, get sumlin as my oc and qb coach and dantanio as my defensive coordinator because you know why not, we are michigan. Our rivals can do it (even though that isn't true at all since brain kelly wasn't nd's top choice, jim tressel wasn't osu's top choice when he was hired, al golden wasn't miami's top choice, strong wasn't texas's top choice, the list goes on ) why can't we?
|7 hours 35 min ago||Jesus this post is just||
Jesus this post is just delusional. Texas didn't get their guy this coaching search, alabama had a rought stretch prior to saban, ohio state had to get jim tressel, it's not like he was a high profile hire, florida has had no luck since meyer, miami can't always get their guy. School tried for years to get peterson from boise state and he never budged, sometimes things don't work out. In 2007 les was about to coach for a national championship, nobody leaves that situation. In 2011 we lost to the nfl which is most coaches coaching dream. Its why saban and harbaugh and chip kelly and pretty much every succesfful dynasty building high profile coach leaves for it.
We also are top five in apparel sales and the second largest sports contract in college football, not sure where you get the unpurchasable items. You really just don't care about reality do you.
|8 hours 48 sec ago||While it's fun to say the||
While it's fun to say the program was on an uspwing with rich rod I think people are still forgetting that hokes worst year (so far) is still as good as rich rods best. I think we need to get rid of hoke and brandon but I'm pretty tired of seeing this revisionist history that rich rod was about to take the program to soaring new heights when nothing in his 3 years here showed he was capable of beating a good team.
|8 hours 52 min ago||There is little about sports||
There is little about sports that pisses me off more than players saying the role of fans is to just support since they can't possibly understand what its like to "actually" be part of the program. Fuck that. The program wouldn't exist without the players but it also doesn't exist without fans, both sides get a say and neither gets to tell the other one how they should react. If I want to boo so that the coaches know they suck I'm going to boo, they can deal with it or swtich careers. (I don't advocate booing college players, pro athletes can shut the hell up about it).
However having said all of that, while its a popular refrain here that Brandon only cares about money it is pretty clearly untrue. He has spent millions of dollars and a lot of time working to improve every non revenue sport at Michigan. Non revenue sport players love him because they have received mored support than ever before, that is the opposite of focusing on money. He may be attempting to ring every dollar out of Michigan football in order to subsidize it but that isn't caring about just the dollar, its trying to take advantage of your best assest to improve the none money making aspects, people who only support football don't like that because they don't care about an indoor rowing facility but the women on the rowing team, who are also the responsibility of the AD appreciate it a lot. Brandon still needs to go, but it isn't because he doesn't care about Michigan or the student athletes under his department.
|3 days 50 min ago||Not a single word of this was||
Not a single word of this was written by Hoke, there is no doubt in my mind about that.
|1 week 6 hours ago||I see the response to this||
I see the response to this post going well, best of luck to you my friend.
|1 week 1 day ago||can we just hire malzahn?||
can we just hire malzahn?
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah but they didn't and that||
Yeah but they didn't and that is the best 4 year stretch they have ever had in starkville and finishing 4th in the sec west usually means being behind 3 top 20 teams. Everything is in context, people were amazed by Franklin despite his doing less in a weaker division of the sec. Dan mullen is as proven a guy as you are going to get in less les miles decides he wants to retire at michigan which probably isn't a great situation for us.
|1 week 1 day ago||He has also taken mississippi||
He has also taken mississippi state to four straight bowl games for the first time ever and the ranked teams he has been losing to are alabama and texas a&m. He had one year of 4 loses and all 4 were ranked in the top 12 at the end of the year. Mississippi state fans must be suffering from amnesia since they have a history of suck and any coach that gets them above that is a win.
|1 week 1 day ago||If loyalty only comes with||
If loyalty only comes with winning then why does any school outside of the big 5 even have sports? This is a complete bullshit mentality that you make up to pretend you're not a fair weather fan with no real loyalty at all.
|1 week 2 days ago||No you are trying to justify||
No you are trying to justify your shitty example. You should never make your decisions based on one year of data and beileins first three years as whole meant that everyone was willing to give him a fourth because he had already accomplished something, if he had finished the fourth poorly he probably wouldn't have gotten a fifth but he didn't . In his three year rich rod had accomplished the worst season in michigan history and had the program "trending upwards" only by the incredibly shitty standard he had set in his first year. Rich rods track record in the big east means about as much to me as a good mac coach, the big east is a joke and he hasn't done anything yet with arizona other than being average. 4-5 your first two years in the league isn't all that impressive, especially since they are in the much weaker of the two pac 12 divisions.
You talk about how great rich rod is at building a program, who was going to play on his offensive line in 2013? The imaginary linemen he didn't recruit. The lack of an explosive senior wr is becaue rich rod didn't recruit one and a healthy funchess is a better target than gallon. He brought in tiny corners to play defense and the best one of those is countess who is now our third best corner. Hoke may not be a good coach but this idea that somehow rich rod was on the path to greatness is fucking absurd.
|1 week 2 days ago||I disagree that the stats||
I disagree that the stats back him up as an all time great. His per year offensive stats are not among the elite of his generation or all time, he never won any batting titles, never stole a ton of bases and never hit the most home runs. He certainly is not one of the best defensive players of all time.
Jeter was amazingly consistent at a high but not great level. I have no issue with him being in the hall of fame but being consitently really good doesn't put you in the greatest of all time discussion, being great does, even if your career of greatness was only 10 seasons.
|1 week 2 days ago||There is a line where someone||
There is a line where someone is a fan or just a fairweather person with no real loyalty. If you stop because being a fan because of 8 years of being an average to bad football team you are not and were never a fan of that team or in this case of michigan. My suggestion to you would just be to root for alabama to saban retires and then pick a new team because apparently if a program isn't constantly winning its not worth supporting.
|1 week 2 days ago||Being a fan means supporting||
Being a fan means supporting the team no matter what, even when they are not winning. That doesn't mean blind loyalty, you can boo, ask for more or your coach to get fired or not pay to go to games. But if you stop following the team and only care when they are good you are not really a fan of Michigan, just of being good and you might as well just root for msu, or oregon for the rest of this year since all you care about is wins.
|1 week 2 days ago||By his third year beilein had||
By his third year beilein had already taken a team to the ncaa tournament and beaten multiple ranked teams including two in the top 5. By his third year rich rod had barely managed his first winning season and got embarassed by a good but not great mississipi state team in a bowl game, they aren't exactly similar third years but nice strawman argument.
|1 week 2 days ago||Every ravens fan I know||
Every ravens fan I know wanted him fired at the end of that season and there were tons of rumors he would be, so yes well while I am not ozzie newsome I can not say for sure what would have happened I can tell you that if most people around the ravens wanted him gone.
I'm glad you followed the ravens so closely in 2010 and watched the games and followed the reporting around the team so you knew what was going on.
|1 week 2 days ago||I would take Ozzie smith,||
I would take Ozzie smith, Barry larkin, and ripken (admitted oriole fan homer here) over Jeter off the top of my head and I don't know much about those 1930's guys. Obviously Jeter is great but he gets hyped as one of the greatest of all time at any position and I think he might be the 4th or 5th best short stop of the modern era. It's drawing an annoying line but I certainly think that is being over rated, you can be both great and over rated.
|1 week 2 days ago||As a ravens fan I can attest||
As a ravens fan I can attest to this, mattison was probably getting fired, not that that has anything to do with this team.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well sure but I'm not the one||
Well sure but I'm not the one who brought up the Zona game as an example of what they wanted. If someone had said I watched texas a &m and it was beautiful I wouldn't have posted anything.
|1 week 2 days ago||None of this post means that||
None of this post means that rich rod has a good team in arizona. He has a medicore team and he is a mediocre coach. That doesn't mean Hoke is a good coach, clearly he is not, but Hoke being bad does not mean rich rod would have been good. Sometimes situations just don't work out, rich rod at michigan wasn't working.
|1 week 2 days ago||Jesus christ man, the defense||
Jesus christ man, the defense didn't go from being in the 80's to top 25 because everyone got a year older. Rich rod had lost that team and it wasn't going to turn around with him as the coach. You know why there so were so few transfers when he left? because the team didn't care that he was fired. Rich rod could be amazingly successful at arizona, it doesn't change the fact that he wasn't working here.
Talking about how Uconn won the big east that year is like being proud of beating a mac team, that same uconn team lost 30-16 at temple and got wrecked by both l'ville and oklahoma and we all know that illinois team was not good. Nobody is arguing that Hoke is doing well here, I'm arguing that rich rod wouldn't have done any better and nothing about what he has done since or that cal game changes my mind. His amazing coaching the first two years took arizona to identical 8-5 records with below .500 seasons in the pac 12. He is now 9-10 in the pac 12. What about that screams good coach?
|1 week 2 days ago||He is one of the better||
He is one of the better offensive shortstops of all time, though some of those statistics are inflated by how many years he has played, he hasn't been great offensively for at least 3 or 4 years but the yankees would never cut him or drop him in the lineup reducing his chances. However baseball is a game of offense and defense, even the best offensive players get out 6 out of 10 times so defense matters and he is probably one of worst defensive shortsops to ever get significant time in the field. Just because he has an accurate arm so he doesn't pick up many errors doesn't mean he is failing to get to ball other shortstops would, and it tends to be those plays that errors are picked up. I'd rather have the shortstop who gets to 50% of those balls and has 10 extra errors on the season than the one who only gets to 10% of them.
The ass eating article is just amazing because of the illustration that goes along with it. Jeter actually seems like a nice enough person outside of baseball, I have no real issue with him other than how over rated he is.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think this one is more||
I think this one is more interesting.
Hope the orioles send him out in style this week with another 0-16 series. One of the more over rated players of all time blessed with so many intagible skills, like having the umpires buy all of your bullshit. Shame he is a terrible defensive shortstop. Good hitter though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Its not just about the||
Its not just about the offense, thats the issue that rich rod had, his offense was fine though it tended to come up small in big games. Saturday nights game was as much about cal collapsing as it was about arizona suddenly being good at football again. Arizone will probably have a good offense this year, my only point was that watching that game reminded me why I'm glad we fired rich rod. Hoke might not have been the right hire but we were never going to win with him because the defense would have never turned around. I may be in the minority but losing a game in the 40's is just as bad if not worse to me than losing a game 20-10, I can't stand bad defense.
|1 week 2 days ago||You watched Zona almost lose||
You watched Zona almost lose to a terrible cal team and came away impressed and wanting that? This is a cal team that won 1 game last year, 3 the year before that. This is like when michigan beat illinois 67-65 or some shit like that. Sure it was technically a win but it was like the akron game last year, it showed that the team wasn't the good. Rich rod would make for a great OC but he would not be successful at michigan and wasn't going to be if we kept him around. I don't really care how we win or lose, have an exciting offense but a shitty team still does nothing for me.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sure but he has a history at||
Sure but he has a history at florida as the OC under urban, if he liked it down there that might be enough to sway him since the jobs are probably pretty equal over all.
|1 week 2 days ago||Outside of never going to||
Outside of never going to happen longshots like kevin sumlin or a harbaugh I wonder if anyone else is interested in trying to hire dan mullen from mississippi state. He is still pretty young at 42, has pulled in a few top 25 ranked classes while at msu, has a long list of successfull quarterbacks and will probably be coming off a successful year this year meaning he would come with not only something new but actual legitimate excitement. That might be my realistic dream hire assuming this season plays out like we expect it to. Only downside is there is a good chance the florida job is available this year too and he is a former florida oc so he would probably pick them over michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Does anyone else want to hire||
Does anyone else want to hire dan mullen?
|1 week 6 days ago||You kind of suck. Give the||
You kind of suck. Give the kid a break, he is doing what makes him happy, just because it's not your idea of a good time doesn't make it bad. Especially since you seem like such a miserable person who is a big fan of being in the band (something plenty of people make fun of) you should probably stop being such a sad person.