"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|1 year 28 weeks ago||USC is private isn't it? UCLA||
USC is private isn't it? UCLA is public, Cali is broke and can't afford the same luxuries the private schools have
|2 years 3 days ago||I'm letting everyone know...||
Da'Shawn Hand from Woodbirdge, VA is the real deal. He had 21 sacks as a sophomore. He is friends with Levenberry and is better than him. One of my good friends is his DC and according to his camp results could possiibly end up one of the top 5 kids in the country his senior year. Oh..and he wants to be an engineer. Mattison was there a few weeks ago to offer him. Stoops and Saban called personally to offer him. This kid is going to blow up.
|2 years 1 week ago||SO..||
WHAT WAS THE BASKETBALL RECORD IN 1997?
|2 years 1 week ago||really gonna miss molk||
really gonna miss molk
|2 years 1 week ago||I agree||
inaugaral class should be larger, subsequent years limit it to maybe 4 from the major sports and one non revenue athlete per year and even consider an "executive/admin/media position as well
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I'll play, my tag is||
I'll play, my tag is "CANZIOR" i wont be home until about 10 tonight, but i will accept it then.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Brian says:||
there are problems, apps are down temporarily becausehe didn't expect it to be as big as it became and didn't switch to something that can hold more of something else to accomodate all of the people. I think...
Should be back soon though
|2 years 3 weeks ago||am i the only one that still||
am i the only one that still watches that and smiles?
"Wide open is Gallen...they left him alone..."
|2 years 3 weeks ago||you make an interesting point,,,||
but i don't agree with it. You are underestimating the importance of chemistry. What about egos? Any coach worth his salt is a workaholic, type A and while they may not butt heads with Meyer, they may butt heads with each other. Part of the reason for the success Michigan had this year was the chemistry between coaches. Think it's a lot harder than just finding people who know football...every coach at that level KNOWS the game better than 99% of fans, so it's gotta be more than just knowledge.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Not defending Meyer||
But I think this is likely because Hoke and Co. have been in place for a little more than a year..and have had a huge jump on recruiting for 2013. Meyer is just getting in, and hasn't been around much recently, got his staff together, focused on 2012 and they are just now getting around to next year, where Hoke already has commits and offers out fro next years class.
Not to say that I wouldn't expect him to do something Urban-like...but it might not be intentionally sinister just yet
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Per ESPN: Gibbs is a tough||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Totally agree||
After the Ohio game, I found myself with plenty of free time, and in 3 days I watched the entire season. If you have Cinemax, you might like Strike Back as well.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||i once...||
talked myself into a ticket...in which a Harvard law grad had to defend me in court.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Stonum to have:||
an explosive final season on the end of Al Borges's copious deep balls??? This sentence sounds very Penn Statish
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I agree||
Why be worried? It's going to be an exciting game against a great program and let's all just enjoy playing a real OOC opponent that isn't ND. No one on this board picked Michigan to be 11-2...just liek no one is picking them to beat Bama. Stranger things have happened
|2 years 8 weeks ago||but..||
compared to who(whom)? Can you find more than 4 teams that have fewer question marks than Michigan for next year? I get it seems high, but maybe there are no more than 4 options to place above them??
|2 years 8 weeks ago||B/R says similar||
names M as one of 5 teams to dethrone SEC next year
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I kinda agree||
On one hand you want to tighten the ship...pull everyone together to work through this ordeal, but on the other hand, you want to bring in fresh blood to change the culture. They want to get out from under Joe -Pa's shadow. It's possible that they could've hired him, expecting him to fail, and in 3 years when the storm has died down, they acn bring it back home with someone they all love and who would be embraced a la Hoke. Kinda far-fetched but a possibility...it's worked well for Michigan.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||agree with everything you||
agree with everything you said!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||was it just me or did it seem||
was it just me or did it seem like the camera was always in the wrong place? I felt like we missed a lot of extras and even the gatorade bath...i wasn't thrilled with the coverage
|2 years 11 weeks ago||i havent read all the||
i havent read all the comments, but I think you root for your kid for 4 years (or five) and then go from there...or do what Spielman's dad did and tell him where he was going. If my son is talented enough to play D1 ball, I would support his decision. But if he chose Ohio or little brother, i think he would be doing it to spite me, so..who knows!
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Harbaughs too...||
yeah this is pretty common. The Harbaugh brothers got together last week to discuss beating the Steelers cause it helped out both of them.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||he's always like that with||
he's always like that with KH, and its usually pretty funny. Did you notice Herbstreit laughed when he heard the Ohio "sanctions" like he was a crook getting away with robbing a bank? Even he admits that they were a joke
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I don't know about Pryor||
He was obviously a headcase, but I don't know if anyone can assume he would've been the same player/person in Ann Arbor that he was in Columbus. People tend to react based on the culture that they are a part of. Look at the Stanford Experiment...is it possible that in Ann Arbor, he would not have been trading memorabilia or getting free tattoos because there weren't those longstanding relationships with players from outsiders? Not saying he would have been Tim tebow, but Michigan alums wouldn't have taken him to the tattoo parlor, like I'm sure some the former Ohio players would have. IMO
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I agree with this||
Especially if the last two recruits are on board, Garnett and Diamond...
|2 years 14 weeks ago||having to choose||
I would rather win with a great defense than a great offense. I feel better winning 17-3 than I do 67-65 any day.
I think Hoke can bring in big time offensive players, but i understand what you are saying. There is no guarantee that he will do any better than Carr in that regard. I think the difference comes in the coaching style. Borges is a better coordinator than the guys Carr had, and Hoke is certainly more aggressive in his coaching style...works for Les Miles. A fake fg or 4th and 1 conversion could be the difference between 9 wins and 11.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||i agree||
especially in the NFL...the last STRONG defense to carry its team to a title was...baltimore? Since then its been Brady, Mannings, Brees, Rodgers..I guess you could count the Steelers D too..
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I know how people hate to||
I know how people hate to mess with tradition, but i'd love to see a trophy with a bust of Woody facing a bust of Bo...about 60 lbs, looking very very old school..just wood and bronze...would be a lot of fun to win every year
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Brandon should've kept his||
Brandon should've kept his mouth shut. He was still with Valassis when all this went down, yet I found it interesting that he spoke as if he were in the room and played a key role in the decision making process.
I think if you aren't part of the culture, then you just don't get it. It's that simple. I don't care how much of a fan you are/were, whether or not you went to U of M, cheered for all the games, watched them on tv etc...if you weren't lower class, young, and black when they played ball, then you just don't get it. And there is nothing wrong with that. It was a purely cultural thing. The reason why they were so popular?? because everything you saw playing street ball in Detroit, and Chicago, and New York...was now on tv. They didn't do anything that couldn't be found in any city, but they did it for the world to see. I could buy into the resentment for a second, but the resentment started BEFORE all of this went down. The moment they stepped on campus, they were hated and it was fucked up. It was some extremely racist shit and it wasn't just outsiders. No one owns this fucking sport, and it's no ones responsibility to talk about what was "wrong" with what they were doing.
Did Webber really set the program back 15 years? We had a hell of a recruiting class after the Fab 5, that constantly underachieved. We also had two horrible coaches who couldn't recruit a fly to a pile of shit. When they took the banners down, we were already bad.
Webber felt like the school owed him something. They all did, and he was justified in feeling that way, but he should've considered that before signing up to play college basketball where people don't get compensated. Don't benefit from the process, but complain about how it didn't work best for you. Sometimes you gotta put your big boy pants on, and find another cause. He was able to make millions because of his time at Michigan (although he was leaning Duke and would've certainly been just as successful) so he didn't exactly get shafted. He was part of the biggest cultural integration that any American sport has ever seen, he is and will always be famous for that, and if he can grow up at almost forty years old, he can avoid being infamous for that.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Schefter seems to think its||
Schefter seems to think its between Michigan and SF though...so who really knows? WE won't know until he actually says something because everyone is reporting different opinions. Last week they said he wasn't being contacted by a lot of NFL teams because they thought he was already going to Michigan...which is also a reason that Florida gave after they called him.