...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|10 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry||
Sorry, man, gotta vent.
This one hurts.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
We are not headed back to irrelevance, but it will be very difficult to get back to a NC game with what we will have returning. Even if we assume the best case scenario.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Rough One||
We won't be back in this position for years.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Leader||
A powerful leader has now been forged.
Let's go get one more.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||DO NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY||
Abuse of this substance is extremely serious, and should not be taken lightly. It has been known to result in serious issues such as this:
Stop the joking please!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Where to Start?||
This post may be filled with more nonsense than any post in the history of this blog.
1) Our history has not been to take a rib from OSU. If you take a rib from OSU, they drool all over you, and it's hard to get the barbecue sauce off of your clothes.
2) We took a coach with OSU roots twice. Hardly our history. Michigan takes the best, because excellence is our first and foremeost tradition. Yost, Crisler, Oosterbaan and Carr had no ties to OSU.
3) Anything tied to Tressel will never and should never see the light of day in this great university. We achieve victory and excellence with honor and integrity.
4) If you like the way Dantonio's teams play, then you are not a fan of class, and you should switch your allegiance. Right or wrong is pretty important and should not be dismissed.
5) Tressel beat us on a regular basis because he was blatantly cheating. Oh yeah, you don't care about right or wrong.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Reggie Bush||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Jake Butt||
Butt why should we care?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Excellence||
Yet another example of the excellence for which the University of Michigan stands.
Hail to the Victors!
|20 weeks 3 days ago||What Is Really Important||
On a day like today, a picture like this helps us all understand what really is important.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely||
Thank you very much. I could not have said it better myself. 1000 upvotes to you (though I have no authority to do so).
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Agree on Talent||
I agree that Harbaugh is the better coach when compared to Hoke. I was not enamored with Hoke when hired, but admit he has won me over.
However, for Michigan at this time, I think Hoke is the better man. The last thing we need is another transition at this time. I just could not see Harbaugh settling down for a long tenure at Michigan. His ego would have quickly pushed him toward the pros. Plus, I think Hoke is much closer to the Bo mindset than Harbaugh.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
Maybe that is why it was so wet outside that day.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Not the All Knowing Expert||
I am not the all-knowing expert, nor claim to be.
On the contrary, it is a very simple concept to understand. You do not really need to know much:
1) The man who has the opportunity to throw his obviously flawed mentor under the bus for his own gain, yet does not is NOT the asshole.
2) The man who waits for his mentor to die and then throws him under the bus for his own gain, and does so with a blatantly incorrect statement IS the asshole.
To clear up another possible stumbling block, being tough on your players, challenging them constantly to be their best, yelling at officials who mess up, calling out the idiot brass of the Big Ten who are ripping off your players, and running up the score on shady programs all do not make you an asshole.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Subtleties||
I think you are missing the subtlety of the story. Spalding helmet was not a winged design. It was merely a construction. Crisler expanded the mere construction of the helmet into a painted design. This made the helmet distinctive from an appearance standpoint, and also had the added effect of making receivers more visible to the QB.
When helmet technology moved past the Spalding construction, all teams that used it effectively abandoned any remote resemblance to the Michigan Design.
Says so here:
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Proprietary||
I believe that M's wing design is proprietary. Other HS and college teams use the winged helmet, but not M's particular shape and design. Says so here:
|21 weeks 1 day ago||1986 M vs. Minny||
My favorite was watching Rickey Foggie outplay him, M lose the #1 ranking and the Brown Jug, and contract pneumonia in the horrible weather.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||You Could Not Be More Wrong||
Bo was the antithesis of asshole. Bottome line. If you cannot tell the difference between Jim Harbaugh and Bo, then you need to do a lot more studying.
As for Hoke, he is not a better coach than JH, that is true. But a far better man, instead. For Michigan right now, he is the better coach. JH and his ego would have bolted before getting the job done anyway.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Fab Five||
The Fab Five will be remembered long after the players for Duke from the 90's have been cast onto the ash pile of sports.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||No Lack of an Inside Presence||
It certainly is not our strong suit, but I think you are overstating it in saying we have a lack of an inside presence. McGary, Morgan, McLimans, Biefeldt, and Horford are solid, and do their job to help the team win.
Very few national championship teams, or even conference champion teams are top level at every position. For example, Michigan fits two of your top three requirements exceedingly well. The third we are not top in the country. But then the next positions, SG/F, we have top level performers, which can more than make up for the one area that we may be average.
I say this is not an issue.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||He Will Win:||
45 of 50
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Happy New Year!||
I'll take more news like this, please!
|24 weeks 4 days ago||No Ofer||
I think Michigan gets the win!
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Bo Faced Duffy Daugherty in First Four Years||
Bo faced Duff Daugherty in his first four years at Michigan, so he established himself without the aid of mediocre MSU coaching. He also went 3-1 against the MSU head coach who was very established himself at the time. After those first four years, Bo had established himself, and MSUs floundering or otherwise provided no real benefit.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Johnny Labatt's Red Amber Lager||
Enjoying a couple of bottles of Johnny Labatt's Red Amber Lager, and trying to watch these "bowl" games. I may have to switch to something much stronger to get through the last one.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Gerald R. Ford - Michigan Great||
Gerald R. Ford exemplifies the excellence that is the University of Michigan - the opening words to his video tribute at his entry into the Michigan Football Legends program could not be more true, and are all you need to know as to why his jersey deserved to be retired, and why he belongs with Harmon, Howard, the Wistert brothers, Kramer, and Oosterbaan.
A two-time national champion, team MVP, student who turned down professional sports to pursue a law degree, and consummate teammate who's leadership in the Willis Ward situation was exemplary.
He also requested Hail to the Victors be played by the Naval Band rather than Hail to the Chief. This was played at this funeral procession as well.
He was a constant supporter of the University of Michigan and it's football team throughout his life as a distinguished alumnus. I wish I could say the same about many of our former great football players.
The whole package simply adds up. And shines even brighter, especially after the last six years. Maybe that is why waiting for a prescribed period after graduation is a good thing before bestowing such an honor.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Love the Result||
I love the result of this game, but man, is it hard to watch.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Kids These Days||
It is good to see that at least some kids are being raised correctly these days!
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not A Sure Victory||
I do not believe that anybody is claiming an easy win here.
On the other hand, this is not a win that would be some major upset for Michigan either. In terms of strengths and weaknesses, they have a similarity to ND, though maybe not as good. If we do not make the mistakes in this game as the ND game, it is very winable in my opinion.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Looked Good||
He looked good against MSU. Engineered the game winning drive.
Also, looked good against Nebraska until he was forced out of the game.