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|1 day 5 hours ago||Props to you||
Props to you Brian, for maintaining composure and a sense of perspective, when many others are disingenuous and fabricate fake news.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Let us strive||
Let us strive to maintain a sense of decorum and a modicum of decency in this time of turmoil.
Or perhaps we should all just flip out and start writing complete gibberish:
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There, that was cathartic!
|5 days 13 hours ago||Is there some kind of soap or something||
Is there some kind of soap or something that can remove this image from my neural patterns?
|5 days 13 hours ago||How about a version of a Josh Groban song?||
Or maybe not.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Embarrassing||
|5 days 13 hours ago||Go Fitz!||
You used to juke 'em out of their shoes, Fitz. You can do it again.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Excellent video||
Great message. Thanks for posting.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Higher academic standards||
Higher academic standards didn't prevent Michigan from football success in the past.
It won't stop us from success in the future.
Poor coaching has taken us down. A great coach can put us on top again.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Most 18 year old athletes||
Most 18 year old athletes think they are tougher than titanium and will live forever.
They are ready to be challenged, and the best coaches aren't afraid to do that.
|6 days 9 hours ago||A significant number of players||
A significant number of players left the football program when they had to contend with Bo Schembechler's high standards.
That turned out okay.
|1 week 2 days ago||Gotcha covered on the over.||
|1 week 2 days ago||All in all||
All in all, a pretty reasonable summary of events. Point number 4, that JH hasn't yet decided what he's going to do, is something I've been saying all along.
As long as JUB remembers that he's a reporter, or even say "investigative journalist", I repect and enjoy his writing. When he tries to predict the future or promote his agenda, he can lose perspective just like anyone else.
Fortunately, we here in Harbaughland, err, MGoBlog, never lose perspective.
|1 week 3 days ago||We're not fanatics||
|1 week 3 days ago||Just watch out WD||
If this goes on, someday I'll have more points than you.
|1 week 3 days ago||Sad situation||
Very sad situation, for all involved.
If things happened as alleged, I think Frank should do time. Perhaps his grilfriends family will find a way to forgive him. And I would hope he becomes a better man.
If he is humble and contrite and learns from this huge mistake, his days of playing football might not be over.
|1 week 3 days ago||Okay, I'll consider your line of thinking||
Quickly crossing his hands in front of himself does indicate that he felt defensive, and had something he did not want to reveal.
However, maybe what he did not want to reveal was that he is thinking about saying yes. On the other hand, perhaps he did not want to reveal that he said no.
In any case, his startled expression and "covering up" hands gesture was obvious. It does reveal this is an emotional subject for him. It really doesn't directly indicate what his final decision will be.
Having said that, let's remember: Logic is often the rationale which people use to justify their emotional decisions. With full disclosure I'm an all in Wolverine who's not entirely objective about these events, I would say his body language does reveal something:
There's a chance.
Please note: For those who are skeptical, there's actually a science to this subject, although it's far from being as well quantified as say, nuclear physics.
Such analysis is used for serious purposes, such as questioning terrorists who have life or death information. Subliminal perception is also used extensively in advertising. It goes on all the time, we just don't always process the information consciously.
|1 week 3 days ago||And three negs for listing the awards?||
Suppose that's what you get when you leave the door open and anybody can walk in.
|1 week 3 days ago||Mixed emotions about this||
I am very glad to hear how our football players got to enjoy their end of year celebration. They deserve a lot of respect for their hard work and perseverence. Even though their efforts did not achieve the level of success we hoped for. The lessons they learned in sports will be with them forever.
Looking forward, we are probably one great coach away from being among the champions again. You can play it straight, enjoy friendships, and still be a winner. Why be in the game unless you are trying your best to win?
|1 week 3 days ago||Fired or whatever, doesn't matter||
What matters is that the ego-tripping suits in the Niners front office are chasing JH away for no good reason. And Michigan is an attractive, viable option for him to seriously consider.
I don't have inside information. but it sure feels like the timing is right for JH to regroup with his fellow Wolverines, and if he still feels compelled to do so, have his shot at a Superbowl in five years under better circumstances.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't see how Harbaugh||
I don't see how Harbaugh would let himself get dragged into the Raiders black-hole vortex, just to stay in the Bay Area. He might value his family connections that much, but if so, that's certainly giving up a lot to stay close to what he calls home.
Might be beside the point, but both John Harbaugh and his wife have most of their extended families in Michigan. While it would be great to have Jim coaching Michigan, in some respects, John could be even greater.
And he doesn't bring any baggage...except a Super Bowl ring.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jim Mora||
Jim Mora has expeditiously turned the football fortunes of UCLA around, with no drama or questionable tactics. And he's beaten his arch rival...three years in a row.
Wouldn't mind that.
|1 week 4 days ago||You're probably right.||
Especially if Schlissel tries to turn us into the University of Chicago.
|1 week 4 days ago||Too late. Any attempt to correct my spelling||
Too late. Any attempt to correct my spelling woud be...academic.
|1 week 4 days ago||What's this?||
A post that's not about Harbaugh? Off topic.
No seriously, it wouldn't destroy our acedemic standards to accept a qualified juco player or two.
|1 week 4 days ago||Reason$$$ to not trade Harbaugh to Raiders||
While SF and Oakland are in different conferences, they are in the same geographic market. Right now the Raiders are weak competition to the Niners for the hearts, minds and pocketbooks of Bay Area fans.
If Harbaugh goes to Oakland and turns them into a true rival, if he makes them the hot San Francisco team while the Niners flounder, it could cost the Niners literally hundreds of millions in attendance, TV money and advertising dollars.
The ego-tripping Niners suits have to be afraid of that more than anything else. Michigan would be far and away the safest place for the SF front office to have Harbaugh land.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree with your description||
I agree with your description of this situation.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seriously||
Seriously, that's a chump-change proposition bet for Vegas. Do you think that generates even a tiny fraction of a Mayweather fight, or the Sugar Bowl, or even one Lakers game? Not only don't they know nothin', but they don't give a darn about this action.
Hence, too unpredictable. Then crazy money comes in. Why should they waste their time?
Our best allies aren't in Vegas. They're in the Niners front office. The ego-maniac suits who are chasing JH away from San Francisco for no good reason. Michigan might offer an attractive option to those dumb, spoiled, power-tripping, rich kids own the football mentality.
|1 week 5 days ago||Every indication||
Every indication points to the simple, normal situation that Jim Harbaugh hasn't made up his mind yet. He's in a dogfight to make the playoffs. Whether that's likely or not, a competitor like JH would see that as a possibility, and be doing everything in his power to make that happen.
I'm taking his press conference comments at face value: That he's not overly concerned with the future, but is intensely focused on "Getting it right", winning the remaining games. Does anyone see JH as the sort who would spend a lot of time playing word games, when the obvious demands on his time are to coach his team to victory?
He knows he has plenty of options. There's no compelling reason for him to decide until he finds out how the rest of the season goes. So what I'm saying is: If he hasn't made a decision, how can all these pundits and prognosticators know what his decision is?
Let's all keep letting him know that we Wolverines want him to be our football coach. That's going to factor into his decision to some extent.
|1 week 5 days ago||Vegas don't know nothin'||
Vegas don't know nothin'. They got a boatload of money taking that 8-1, and they changed the line to balance their exposure.
With the news coming out of SF, that 8-1 didn't fit the evolving situation anymore. Actually, I don't think Vegas made that adjustment soon enough. With JUB calling it a coin toss, that line was, well, out of line.
Jim Harbaugh is very busy trying to win his next four games. He hates losing. That's where his focus is. There's no compelling reason for him to decide right now.
We can all speculate on the prevailing factors that will affect his decision, but the pundits and prognosticators are all guessing.
The obvious outpouring of affection for Jim to come home and be our coach is one positive, relevant factor. I'm sure some old teammates have tried to make a case. Hackett seems to be on the ball. What else can we do now, except well...never underestimate the power of prayer.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nature abhors a vacuum||
Nature abhors a vacuum. With no real information, rampant speculation is certain to come pouring in.
All the pundits and prognosticators seem to forget human nature. With so many variables yet to be determined, such as how the Niners finish the season, even Jim has no exact idea where he'll be in a year.
He says he's not worried about it. Why should I?