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|4 days 9 hours ago||I told you then, I'm telling you now||
I told you then, I'm telling you now.
At the end of the season last year I strongly maintained that Al Borges needed to go, that he would be replaced, and things would then improve. I was often downvoted for my strong position, by the weenies who went soft and gave up.
We now have a college football top ten DC and OC. We have a head coach who recruits very well, and keeps a level head. We have a group of players with a lot of heart, who are working together and pulling for each other.
Mark my words: This is going to be a good season. We have a legitimate opportunity to make the Rose Bowl this year. Stand strong with your team.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Auction||
Auction off the numbers, like we do with the coaches.
For a suitable donation, number thirty-four could be the "Mack and Mary Smith #34".
Number thirty-five could be the "Bill and Betty Jones #35". And so on.
Since it's my idea, I get 10% of the proceeds. Hey, I'll use the money to buy a number.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Good||
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Lazyboy with a Z||
Who are you to be using foul langauge and calling people names. The people who were too lazy and complacent to speak up are the ones who should be ashamed. The ignorant ones who defended such poor performance should be quiet. The weaklings who suppressed those who care about the University of Michigan and have a committment to higher standards, those weaklings are the traitors to a long and honored tradition.
The question of who was right or wrong in this debate was clearly settled by the decsion of Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke. Those who had the courage to speak up, whether they lost silly points or not, now stand justified.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||My theory||
My theory is that that Dave called Brady and said, "I've been reading the well reasoned evaluations that BIGBLUEWORLD has been posting about Al, and it makes a lot of sense."
Then Brady said, "Son of a gun. I was just reading his comments, and he's right. You know some of those other dimwits even took points away from him for having the courage to speak up. We gotta' do something about this!"
Then Dave replied, "I'm with you, dude. Got anyone in mind."
Then Brady says, "Well you know..."
And the rest is history.
That's my theory.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||There are four basic||
There are four basic protocols in resistance training: Hypertrophy, Strength, Endurance, Power.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Michigan||
Michigan at #2 or #3 most valuable college program was becoming a declining asset. Good investment by Dave Brandon.
Leadership quality and winning attitude is priceless.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||"unsubstantiated rumor" and "emphasis on rumor"||
"unsubstantiated rumor" and ""emphasis on rumor" is clearly not quoting anything. Is it? Keep it straight.
But now that you mention catapult, Johnny of Jimmy could catapult Michigan into the Empyrean heights of college football in a heartbeat. Do you want to try to tell me stranger things have never happened?
Thank you. Seriously, cool dog BiSB.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Johnny or Jimmy||
Johnny or Jimmy could turn this clunker into a Bentley in a heartbeat.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||With emphasis on rumor||
With emphasis on rumor, this comes from Ace Williams.
Like Aerosmith said, "Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. Dream unitl your dream comes true."
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan will prevail.||
Michigan will prevail. Though it might require a different regime.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||The best news||
The best news I have to offer is an unsubstantiated rumor [from Ace Williams that is certainly fabricated because it came from Ace Williams.]
\grasping at straws
ED:BISB - NO ACE WILLIAMS.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Chickens||
Chickens coming home to roost.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
I agree Al would be a perfect fit for them, but I'm not exactly thinking Golden.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||The sooner||
The sooner the better.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||It's all about leadership||
I don't need to hear any comments about this. I was there watching Bo lead his team.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
I agree you can make a case to support Hoke and Mattison. That's all I've got to say.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||This reminds me||
This reminds me: Someone needs a sense of humor.
Through the quantuum mechanics Law of Reciprocity, off topic comments on off topic posts coherently transform to attain the state of "On Topic". Forgot that, didn't you?
|34 weeks 6 days ago||This reminds me||
This reminds me: We need a new OC.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Any thoughts||
Any thoughts on a pro OC or former pro OC who might be available? We're doing fine with Mattison. How about finding an OC of his caliber. We'd be looking reeeeal good if we acquired such a coach. Just sayin'.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Jeffey re:||
Jeffy re: "whining bitches". We're rubber, you're glue. It bounces off us and sticks to you.
Nevertheless, it's a free country. You can extend your warm affection towards Al.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for showing care||
Thank you for showing care and realistic expectation for improving this football team, westwardwolverine, Magnum. P.I. and the many others who keep it civil yet speak up.
I strongly yet respectfully disagree with the "business as usual crowd" who are resigned to an erratic, inefficient offense. Do you have mixed emotions about winning? Are you short selling Michigan stock?
How can anyone be complacent when we have a good head coach, a good defensive coordinator, a great tradition, national alumni and fan base. Then there's the offensive coordinator who uses double speak to blame the players for his lack of leadership. Hoke's experience is primarily with defense. We need a strong OC with leadershp quality and the ability to make halftime adjustments that work.
How do we know he lacks leadership? The results speak for themselves. "By their fruits ye shall know them." If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck. With due respect for Al's effort, he is failing. Why should we, especially the players, all be dragged down to his level of failure?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||How do I know?||
Just so happens, I work for the NSA. We tapped Al's phone. Here's a verbatim transcription of his conversation:
"Yeah, I know harping on 'Execution' is a sneaky way to deflect responsibility, but if I don't shift the blame to the players, peple might start pointing out my obvious faillings. Oh wait, they already do. Well okay, maybe I should go cry to Brady about being loyal to me. Oh wait, he said that he, "cares about the kids", and since I'm not doing a good job for them, he might put them first. Then where would I be? Maybe I should take responsibility and show some leadership. Let's see, how do you spell that: Leeddrshyp? Liedirshipp? Oh never mind, who needs it.
Anyway, the real reason we scored in that loss to Ohio is because when Heiko interviewed me, I picked his brain about how to run a screen play, and darned if it didn't work! Yeah, too bad it took me three years. I bet I'll be able to make excuses and drag ass around here another year or two, even if it means I drag everyone else down with me.
I'm getting my money while the gettins' good. Got it all figured out."
He also called some terrorists in Yemen, but that's classified. We can release this recording because anyone with a brain knows this is what's going on. It's no secret at all.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Let's be objective||
Hoke has a sense of integrity and is a great recruiter.
Mattison shold have been named DC of the year in 2011.
We are one good OC away from having an exciting year in 2014.
If we get an OC with "Leadership" ability, in the immortal words of Iggy: "We will have a real cool time."
The introduction to Werner Heisenberg's Physics and Philosophy states: "Knowledge of the future state may be obtained either by waiting until it arrives or by having seen the future or final state of similar systems in the past."
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Winners overcome||
Winners overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.
Hoke has a winning attitude.
Mattison is a proven winner.
Let's see, am I forgetting anyone?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Leadership||
Leadership is the key. Don't you see?
Rather than arbitrarily pick one word, how would you respond to the central point? Do you think Bo would approve of Al's leadership characteristics? I didn't like Al's latest comments about "execution", surreptitiously blaming the players, rather than taking responsibility.
You have a right to extend your affection towards Al. I have a right to speak up about a coach's responsibility to the football players.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Does anyone see||
Does anyone see what Al Borges is doing?
We know his play calling is poor. But it's more than x's and o's. He is destroying the mental toughness and conpetitive spirit of these young football players. Al has no swagger; they have no swagger. Al is conflicted about strategy; they hesitate. Al is not a tough man; they lose tougness.
Watching the MGOBLUE clips, you sense these kids have a good attitude. You want to see them do well. They deserve a coach who gives them the opportunity to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience and do the best they are able.
Al lacks leadership; he is not living up to his responsibility. You might disagree, but try telling Eisenhower or Schembechler or Lombardi that leadership isn't critical.
We hear how players must compete to be on the field. This football season is a disappointment for alumni and fans, but it's worse for these kids who work so hard, risk injury and play their hearts out. Al borges is not doing his job at a competitive level. There is no reason for him to be anywhere near that field of honor.
Hoke and Mattison are winners. If they keep the weak link, he will drag everything down.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Who fears||
Who fears different opinions?
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Credit where credit is due||
Credit where credit is due.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Props to MSU||
Congratulations to Michigan State University. Good luck at the Rose Bowl. Represent the Big Ten well.
See you in ten months, and we'll be ready.