|6 hours 53 min ago||Maybe . . .||
|19 hours 53 min ago||May not hurt||
to look at a book or two.
Seeing what other folks think will make you more aware of your own ideas; you don't have to use or follow anything the book says in order to benefit from having looked at it.
|19 hours 58 min ago||Control the middle of the board.||
Protect your pieces, but leave openings to attack the opponent's side of the board.
|20 hours 5 min ago||Mozilla, too.||
And yes, patronize Brian's advertisers.
|1 day 22 hours ago||As I scrolled past it,||
the OP title looked like it said "HOLIDAY METH."
|2 days 6 hours ago||Where||
|2 days 6 hours ago||"His||
|2 days 7 hours ago||well,||
1.) Seems unlikely he comes here;
2.) He'd be a great asset.
3.) In any event, he needs to wait and see who the new coach is and what the incoming system will be.
If he heals well, his best shot now is probably still at OSU.
I wonder if it stretches the playbook at all to have three championship-level QBs available in the backfield at one time?
|2 days 7 hours ago||"While||
Double negative is double. Not sure this is what you mean to say.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Actually, nothing tumultuous here.||
Bring it on. The boundaries of the Harbaugh rumor mill have no limits.
This is also a precise description of the three weeks since Hoke was dismissed. Past is prologue.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I||
If this is true, will someone kindly post the news when Cowherd, Shefter et alia get hit with repercussions? I'll get the popcorn ready.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Petrino||
really was a cowardly ****head about it. No use throwing him in with the other examples.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Oh,||
First, no clicks for trolls from me.
Second, someone posted a link to an amusing list of past Gabriel cc pronouncements yesterday, and that is all I need to hear from GG. I have no idea how to dig up past MGoBoard posts (search came up empty), or I would re-post it. A dig at Gabriel is better than an actual post by Gabriel.
|2 days 8 hours ago||You can't make a cart||
out of partical board.
|2 days 18 hours ago||"Barring . . .||
any eleventh-hour breakdown, Narduzzi will be announced following the Christmas holiday."
The first time I read it, I thought it said "the following Christmas holiday."
|2 days 19 hours ago||That's like||
having other people call you "doctor" if you played "doctor" when you're little, unless you made a living at it.
|2 days 20 hours ago||More like||
we're raising our sights to 11 guys on the field.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I am happy to see||
that this us still the top-rated five-star comment:
I hope we never see a replay of Rosenberg's privileged one-on-one interview with Hoke from last August. MR should be banished from Schembechler Hall.
|4 days 5 hours ago||When Harbaugh comes||
does that mean no more "SearchBits?"
|4 days 5 hours ago||So this isn't like a normal year||
when the Pats, SeaHawks, Giants and Saints jobs are all open.
|5 days 6 hours ago||More than that.||
He weighed in right away on the Morris fiasco, thus steadying the ship by implying that adults were ultimately in charge.
And he had Hackett ready to go the minute Brandon was released. So far, despite the similarity of Hackett's background to Brandon's, he has been the opposite of everything we have come to dread about folks in charge RE crucial processes such as an HC hire. Hackett was also Schlissel's call.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Schlissel||
|5 days 7 hours ago||We've said that here||
|5 days 7 hours ago||AH!||
So that's where the "49" came from.
The real 49er pot of gold.
Head East, young man!
|5 days 7 hours ago||Still sounds||
like they like it.
|5 days 7 hours ago||NO||
|6 days 16 hours ago||"To which . . .||
I laughed hysterically in their faces while nearly urinating myself" -- I enjoyed reading that.
What is your connection to the team of 1895?
|6 days 16 hours ago||Nike?||
When was this?
|6 days 17 hours ago||One link removed from||
one of the links in the SBNation piece (here) was the following:
Michael "Do you have any idea what 'countable hours' are" Rosenberg, is that you? (Actually, it's a guy named Jason Kirk. If he had been forced to cheer for M the last 7 years, he would never have made a mistake like that one.)
|6 days 22 hours ago||Many unspecified variables.||
|6 days 22 hours ago||Stop laughing:||
To be serious, I don't think the stories were actually broken. Once they appeared in a reputable source, I'm sure they were just fine.
|6 days 22 hours ago||In defense,||
the relevent portion of the M-Go-FAQ reads as follows:
Maybe the FAQ should be edited to mention Chat Sports by name; hard to blame a complete newcomer for this transgression otherwise.
Although, he could have avoided this unpleasantness by lurking for 2 years before signing on.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Hard to read.||
PS. If the dentist doesn't make that one fatal mistake, then we don't know if he's naughty or not, do we?
|6 days 23 hours ago||Don't wash||
the blue dress!
|6 days 23 hours ago||Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam||
Ban Ban Ban Neg Ban Ban Ban
Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam.
I just noticed line 10. Do you mean to say that Ijeja can get rid of spam?
|1 week 8 min ago||Edited:||
|1 week 11 min ago||Woot Woot||
for You Have Been Watching reference.
Although, my personal favorites are the episodes that feature Charlie Brooker and Frankie Boyle in the same room.
Edit: Oh yeah.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Hoke wasn't in the middle||
of an NFL season.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's just the photography.||
Nothing's changed on the field.
Look (except for the hat): No red. Edit: It'sHappening.gif!
|1 week 1 day ago||Doesn't the grocery||
|1 week 1 day ago||I looked it up,||
and "Cambridge Dictionaries Online" rejected the word "pomous."
I'm leaning toward that you meant to type "pompous."
|1 week 1 day ago||That part of M's||
institutional personality has changed radically since Bo (YTB) turned down that big offer to go to Texas A&M.
I suppose paying below the norm is a luxury circumstances no longer allow us to indulge.
|1 week 1 day ago||Stop right here:||
NFL Network -- is that the first he heard about this? Ignorant slut.
"University of Michigan are" -- is he a Brit? I could see reading this subject/verb formation in the Telegraph, but Forbes? 'Murica.
|1 week 1 day ago||You mean||
MICHIGAN drill (after he gets here/fingers crossed).
|1 week 1 day ago||Not everybody||
gets their tix free with a purchase of Coke (R) products.
|1 week 1 day ago||Too much.||
How about 50% of gross?
|1 week 1 day ago||Took me awhile;||
the search engine here acts cranky on my machine.
|1 week 1 day ago||Shouldn't it be ". . .wiener?"||
|1 week 1 day ago||JP Scott||
starts out with one incorrect statement after the other.
Somewhere in there he gets to this:
This is exactly where things stood in 1969; this was one of Bo's selling points in the early years.
|1 week 1 day ago||Google is my friend.||
I thought you meant to type
12 14 17 20 21 28 31 34 45.
Although I hope it happens faster than that.
|1 week 1 day ago||The||
|1 week 1 day ago||Colbert said it, it must be true:||
There are more nerve endings in the gut than there are in the brain.
|1 week 1 day ago||You must chew||
more than I do.
|1 week 1 day ago||Tix?||
|1 week 1 day ago||Made me look.||
The picture's different.
I thought I was going to have to pluck my eyes out for reading it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Brian:||
Is Lochmann going to use you as a reference? It sounds like you know his work well.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yay.||
|1 week 2 days ago||There's "noise"||
and there's "noize."
There was plenty of "noise" back in 1969, even with only 82,000 tickets sold.
|1 week 2 days ago||If I understand correctly,||
there was still a season-ticket wait list after 3-9.
Not so much after Brandon/Lochman ****.
|1 week 2 days ago||Check it out.||
I think he's more right when he's wrong than most people are when they're right.
Even Brian makes the wrong call on occasion.
|1 week 2 days ago||What about ravaging the horses?||
Wait a minute . . .
|1 week 2 days ago||C'mon.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Nice.||
Although, to be fair, "Nessie" seems inoffensive enough.
In fact, if there was a complaint, it's that it's too hard to tell she's even there.
Apparently the opposite of Lochman's problem.
|1 week 3 days ago||"JIMBO?!?"||
Does FSU know about this?
|1 week 3 days ago||Don't knock||
"do-it-yourself dental work."
Restoring a cap for the price of a tube of super-glue is the secret to making ends meet in these dire economic times.
|1 week 3 days ago||I vote for Herman too,||
If Cardale Jones is any indication, he would get his backups much better prepared than Bellomy was.
|1 week 3 days ago||I sort of got the reference||
and Holk definitely looks more like Christie than Granholm.
But using a name from the world of politics is always a risk factor.
I don't think the metaphor is that compelling because, if anything, Christie is definitely at least somewhat capable at what he does, in a greasy NJ politician sort of way. After the email leaks, I'm not sure I would want him coaching and teaching 18-year olds, either.
For a fair-and-balanced alternative, I would have gone with Dukakis or Mondale.
|1 week 3 days ago||Is this a trend: --||
This quotation appeared in a thread at 10:30 pm and was quashed by next morning.
Brian then alluded to it in the obliquest possible way, and people walked around it in the comments.
After all this, Moss makes it sound like he is sourcing this tidbit based on Mgoblog.
Is this Olbermann all over again?
|1 week 3 days ago||Double negative.||
Sends wrong message.
|1 week 4 days ago||That Appy State win||
is looking a lot better in hindsight.
Maybe we were hasty in dumping Hoke.
Edit: I can't remember anyone projecting us to finish 11-2. Am I wrong about this?
|1 week 4 days ago||"Michigan is going to need to make some fast friends."||
I would change to "friends fast."
I've always understood the meaning of "fast" in the idiom "fast friends" to be more toward the following (Merriam Webster):
|1 week 4 days ago||Deck the halls||
with 'baughs of holley.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was pulling for SF.||
I've always pulled for Harbaugh at SF.
And I think we would've waited for the 2nd week of February if it meant bringing Harbaugh WITH a Superbowl Ring to AA.
Anyway, this does make things easier. I like to think my contrarian fan behavior will get us off the hook a little bit with the karma fairy.
|1 week 6 days ago||There are several potential coach hires||
that will work out just fine here.
See what I did?
|1 week 6 days ago||That would be the place||
of a "CC Snowflakes" thread.
Haven't seen one yet for today.
|1 week 6 days ago||Actually,||
I think we would all much prefer 1970 in the win column as well, except for the 20-9 beatdown by the Bucks, over DB's fourth-year 5-7 "21st century football program in the win column."
New doesn't necessarily mean better. How does that go, again -- "If it ain't broke . . ."
|1 week 6 days ago||"He's talking . . ."||
That's not what it sounds like:
I would think the most revenue-affirmative thing to do would be to walk back the steps that evaporated a 300,000-fan season ticket wait list, for starters. It sounds like you would like to blame Brian for destroying the wait list, or maybe blame the fans for abandoning a game experience featuring a wretched HC hire and contemptuous degradation of the game-day experience and abandonment of the 130-year tradition that filled the stadium in the first place to boot.
Cheerleaders for the cult of corporate inevitability will have to face the fact that David Brandon isn't coming back. We will see about the $5 water.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Pitt||
doesn't get any respect.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||We MUST||
return to the OLD corn fairy!
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I think we can all rest at night||
fully assured that, if we have to endure another 5-7 season, it isn't entirely because, when it mattered, we had an AD who is a complete ****head.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Pulling together an advisory committee||
of insiders smacks of true executive thinking on Hackett's part.
The right kind of executive thinking. It's been a while for us.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||More MMB?||
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Weren't we saying something like this||
at the same time last year?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Which means||
he started laying his plans 49 years ago.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Plus||
he's named "Bo." Everyone here secretly wants "Bo" back.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ich wusste nicht||
dass man kann einen Ruben-Sandwich mit die Post bestellen.
Bekommt er nicht kalt vor die Lieferung?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What if||
2006 UM had had a chance to settle things with 2006 UF in a four-game playoff?
Sort of OT, I know, but better here than in a new thread.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You left off||
BTW, 1974, Lantry should have kicked that field goal lower to the ground so the OSU refs couldn't lie about it.
I'll never get over that damn field goal.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What if||
the 1899 University of Chicago team played its 2014 schedule?
They wouldn't get to 16 wins, for one thing.
And they never heard of the forward pass. Or down markers.
And if they only got 5 points for a touchdown, it would make it harder to compete with today's teams.
But they were tough.
I think it depends on whether it's the 1899 team as it was then, or the actual members of that team as they are today.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Eat it quick.||
Even Cap'n Crunch gets soggy after a while.
This is after starting out a little too crunchy.
There's a perfect window during which you have to wolf them all down.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I know he's a couple years behind,||
But look at Tom Brady.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I thought, from the title,||
a that the OP intended to put 1997 CFB teams through 2014-era bracketology process.
In other words, 1997 UM would finally get to settle it on the field vs. 1997 Nebraska.
This is one thought experiment I've been unconsciously seduced into from time to time.
I think Judgement Day UM would have vaporized the Nebraska team that showed up to play Missouri on 11-8-97, but not so sure the Rose Bowl UM that beat WSU by 5 would have done the same to the Nebraska team that crushed Peyton Manning 42-17.
If 1997 had had a 4-team playoff, would UM be the undisputed MNC of that year? I think this is a more interesting question.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What about film?||
Are the '97 Wolverines imported from 1997 for 4 hours at a time just for the games, or do they spend the whole season in 2014 so they can game-plan around the game film?
What if 2008 Cap-1 Bowl Lloyd was coaching rather than Appy-State 2007 Lloyd?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They get soggy.||
Give me Apple Jacks.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||By now||
maybe we should just tag "NCC" for Not Coaching Change.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My last two were nuked.||
Harbaugh New Year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Don't like to hear this||
coming from SF:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm Woverine Devotee!||
And so's my wife!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||.|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That may be NSFW.||
Maybe OMG Shirtless Harbaugh w/ khakis.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||.|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know it feels demeaning.||
But sometimes you just have to go ahead and use the "/s" to avoid misunderstanding.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe he means||
"retitling?" Like, another B1G title?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know.||
It could still be sarcasm. He sounds like he's making fun of what I said all during the football season.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"I'm just hopeful . . .||
Tressel doesn't fire me."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||An Oregon State Man||
will lead Oregon State.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He didn't say||
how old his firstborn is. Could be 30 by now.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I have mixed feelings||
about creeping elitism in general.
The land-grant tradition and historically widely available college education (in the '60s: US = ca. 50%; UK = ca. 10%) are two of the cornerstones of US democracy and the middle class.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I imagine||
she comes in young and naive, and oblivious to OSU's larger historical academic narrative.
She finds some statistics that, taken out of narrative context, sound provocative and contrarian, something all teenagers can get on board with.
She heads straight down to the student paper to Let The World Know.
And now she starts to learn about nuance.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The arts||
need all the friends they can get.
Condescension isn't the way to make friends.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"Competition" in academics||
is the language of merchandising and promotion.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If Hoke||
turns into an ace developer of talent at Oregon State then the devastation will be complete.
I hope we don't break the next coach to come our way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Olbermann||
will just call him "MGoBlog."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He's just promoting himself.||
He's flogging this story because he loves to listen to himself talk.
Edit: Just in case not understood: /s
|2 weeks 3 days ago||For the time being,||
78% in the SEC West may equate with 87% to 100% in the B1G East.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||"doing more with less."||
I recall that was what had people excited about RR back in the day, albeit not at a marquee academic institution.
I don't think an M coach will have to do more with less; M recruits fine. Doing more with more will be adequate.
Let's just avoid people who can't do anything with anybody.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If they got married,||
would she keep her name or change it?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That||
is sort of the way Snyder, "Do you have any idea what countable hours are?" Rosenberg and Sharp wrote back before that paper became dead to me.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Which is why I marvel||
that DB and Hoke welcomed him to a one-on-one interview with Hoke in August for SI.
I hope whatever inside culture glitch in the AD there was that permitted that to happen will be cleansed by fire so that we don't have to endure the sight of our AD coddling and cosying up to that faithless affront to human decency ever again.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think 2007 was one.||
It depends on what the meaning of "is" is.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||.||
Well, back then, Lloyd didn't. Moral victory, UM.
Through the Florida era, there was kvetching about recruiting tactics, off-field behavior, being dickish to his local press; the low-level stuff that goes to a roar if you lose and remains in the background if you win. There doesn't seem to be that much of it now, so maybe it was more a Florida thing than a Meyer thing.
In short, I, for one, hated him for out-talking us to get into the MNC in maybe the same way OSU fans hated him for beating them there.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||.||
Is that two weeks or five years?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Introductory Presser:||
"Since he was headed to Ann Arbor anyway . . ."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"You . . ."||
Where is "East German Judge" when you need him?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I like this.||
But I don't think advertisers and the others who run this poop we have now will ever allow us to dispense with the equivalent of 2003 Oklahoma or 2012 Alabama.
I wish they would either respect the conference championships or get rid of them.
NCAA is about money, and money is about meaningless football games involving teams that are household names. Feh.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's pretty much it.||
The set pieces from a year ago are gone.
There are no upcoming games or relevent changes to the prevailing blocking schemes or other base offensive schemes to wrap our minds around at the moment.
Harbaugh is the proximate bright shiny object.
So it looks like obsession for the duration.
When whatever happens happens, there will be a reaction and then we will move on to the next thing.
Hopefully no couches will be burned in the process.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't gotten into||
the "oh good/he's crapping the bed in SF all of a sudden/he has no choice but to come here" logic I've been hearing.
On the other hand, it does seem altogether unlikely that he would leave a job while on the upward trajectory of his success in it.
Maybe we should hold off approaching him until after he wins his fifth superbowl ring. Anything less than that will still leave him something to prove at that level.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He looks like||
a perfect fit.
How close were you when you snapped this?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I get the feeling||
that Miles will be stonewalled again this time around.
From the "shenanigans" aside in the Hackett presser. From Lloyd offering rare-for-him public comments; it makes me wonder if he is still on the inside committing another round of sabotage. From Miles' presser comments.
Prepare yourself, just in case.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This again?||
because he wasn't smart enough to adapt his offense to the players we had when he was hired. A better coach wouldn't have been so hell bent on doing it the one and only way.
He coached Shaun King to a 3495-passing-yard season in 1998; DRob and Pat White are the two NCAA rushing-QB record-holders, and his freshman QB at Arizona, Anu Solomon, has 3424 passing yards so far this year. He has done nothing but "adapt his offense" to whomever he has to work with at the highest levels of success.
Lloyd left him (and us) with Threet and Sheridan. They did their best, but Bo, Lombardi and Walsh combined could never have made them other than what they were, which was not terribly good at football.
Valid points exist, but this one of yours is not one of them. Stop smearing horse shit on the historical record.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||In 2006||
there was talk of UM meeting OSU in a title-game rematch.
Then Gary Danielson and Urbz went on a concerted whine-fest ending with Urbz talking UF past #2 UM for the playoff slot.
OSU and UM were both exposed as less than their rankings in the resulting matchups.
Urbz undignified self-promotion of the time coupled with Lloyd's stoic detachment ended up working in Urbz favor. This made it imperative that we suppress the SEC speed meme when UM met UF in the Cap-1 bowl a year later, and fortunately, DeBord and Lloyd put up a one-time-only show of dazzling brilliance on their way out the door.
This was the beginning of the end of UM relevence for the time being, and to a lesser extent, the B1G as well.
The Time of Troubles actually began with Bo's passing and the adverse result of the 2006 OSU game, but after those, the memory of Urbz classless and self-promotional whining was the sound track of the beginning of UM's long decline.
I think he did alright tonight against Wisconsin.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Has anyone taken the trouble||
to reconstruct how this aligns with "the Process?"
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I realized just now for the first time||
that the "e" and the "i" in your username are backward.
Unless there is a sophisticated joke involved; "weinen" in German is "to cry."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||(No Subject)|
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Oh,||
seven years and counting.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Since Brian brought him up,||
I see Kawakami isn't in the Harbaugh-to-M camp.
In the end, nobody seems to know. This is K's ultimate take in a piece titled, in part, Harbaugh/49ers notes: Why Michigan isn’t a top option for him . . .:
|3 weeks 1 day ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/d||
B1G article has a link, I think, to what DG said during the incident:
Barrett said Devin Gardner told him to "stay up" when he was on the field after the injury. Said the Michigan QB has stayed in touch since.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This||
doesn't pass the "suspension of disbelief" test even for fiction:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Too slow.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I thought||
you were going to go back to 2006.
What a relief.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If you can't beat'em,||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The "O"||
on the letterhead looks miles better than the "split-O" they use for their "brand."
One of the good things Brandon did ("branding"-wise) was to get rid of the split-M.
It's not my call, but I think OSU should switch to the same "O" they use on their letterhead.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||After listening to the press conference||
I got to wondering how hard it would be to include the reporter's names with the questions in the transcript.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"this whole deal."||
First time through, read this as "this whole ordeal."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Have they||
figured out how to burn a candle in 0 g?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Clap on,||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought||
it burned brightly and strong in practice.
Perhaps it just didn't execute.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I hope||
the next AD/HC in has the decency to show Rosenberg the palm of their hand rather than the red carpet the next time he asks for an exclusive interview.
I'll never understand what Hoke was doing giving Rosenberg the time of day last August.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Forciers gonna forcieate."||
That would never be allowed down here in Georgia.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||ZING||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||My anwser to you||
above is an editor's nightmare.
It's amazing how many details slip by in the heat of inspiration.
Rough draft of history, is what it is.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||These sound like||
You're treading into a subject area where your observations bear a seductive superficial resemblances to the Stalinist political correctness concerning the whole chain of events from RR to JUB that was practiced with harrowing energy by true idealogues such as the late lamented M-Wolverine back in the day. A lot of these types of criticisms have been thrown around before with less intellectual integrity than is your established m.o., but others have exhausted our patience with them before you got here.
So maybe I'm being hasty. In my defense, the slant of your jib just fits too tightly in with a foul wind we've encountered before.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Tack,"||
Speaking of "hammering the same talking points" . . .
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks to the pulled press pass||
JUB was on the outside during the DB firing sequence.
It would be nice if he was now on the inside enough that his interviews were coordinated to support rather than sabotage the AD in the most important HC decision since . . . the last one (by "sabotage," I mean like Herbstriet/Miles).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||One of the corollary descendents||
of RR hatred is JU Bacon hatred. The latter is required to clear out the database in order to allow the postulates required by the former.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Case||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's not just about fun||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hallucinogens are not for bad moods.||
They will take whatever you are feeling and make it 10,000 times more so.
Hence the words "Bad Trip."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not for here anyway.||
Unless he gets a flamethrower to clean out the AD.
/s, if it helps.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Tuché||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately||
we never get better at it because we never have the same staff from one coaching search to the next.
Maybe the AD can hire DRob or Devin as consultants on how to function in a turbulent environment.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This seems||
to work better as a post on a message board than as a midnight email from the AD to a long-suffering "customer."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||All the relevent||
options right now seem to be folks we once said we would never allow to come here, for one reason or another.
Some Michigan Arrogance ca. since Bo's lifetime is bound to be lost in the mess since 2007.
All the things you bring before Miles equally describe every team against which he competes, save those, like Georgia, who try to win the right way in an inclement environment.
I'll wait to see what happens. I don't really have much control over it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Detachment||
is all I have.
Schadenfreude doesn't function well with detachment.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well,||
now he's here in the NCAA. Quo vadis?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
you mean 2013.
I think the vultures were already smelling dinner after Akron and Connecticutt.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||By the same token,||
what would you have thought of RR telling DRob and Gardner to GTFO before their talent got squandered by incompetent coaching?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I thought||
this claim was debunked in a thread a couple of years back.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
they should either be forced to pick from the winners of respective conference championship games first, or they should get rid of the championship games.
The championship games make a mockery of the regular season and the selection committees make a mockery of the championship games.
The championship games are a wasted opportunity to winnow the field of 8 in a 3-stage playoff. I hope all this money-and-inertia-mediated crap eventually gets ironed out of the system.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Nobody predicted||
that much for Barrett until he had a chance to establish himself.
Jones has a chance to audition to play Alabama by beating Wisconsin. If he can, then game on, I would say.
If Missouri beats Alabama in the conference championship game, then should Missouri get in ahead of the technical SEC also-rans? If not, then how do you justify the god-damn championship games?
Still wondering what the point of a championship game between Olklahoma and K-state was in 2003. Oh yeah -- money.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So --||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The part||
that stabs its own program in the back because it has a stick in its ass about the new coach.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"HASTE?"||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No||
Roddist ever stabbed the program in the back.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Winning||
is a statistic.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"there are actually these things called fans!"||
; exclamation point!; followed by
Passive-aggressive, and a retread of the old schtick.
Certainly, this IS David Brandon!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||There's a demand curve||
thing happening with the student ticket prices.
Increased prices, along with the other factors discussed here ad nauseum, had driven down demand so much that they were actually causing a net loss of revenue. DB lowered the prices to a level where increased sales would make the decrease revenue-neutral.
What remains to be seen, for student tickets and all the rest, is when the AD prices, lowered, same or raised, actually come in to line with the market prices available via alternative vendors.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||A stopped clock||
is right twice a day.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"People bitched about Brandon because Hoke didn't win . . ."||
and 300,000 people who populated M's season-ticket wait list through and after 3-9 evaporated four years into the Brandon regime.
DB's job is to keep or hire a competent FB coach and to keep the fans who pay for the AD budget from bailing, and then there's "the rest."
He failed dismally in both of the most important aspects of his job. He killed, and was continuing to kill, M football.
There is no "the rest."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"You don't get hand-holding at this level."||
Michigan's experience suggests that everyone does much better when the former coach newly appointed as an associate AD, for whatever reason, goes out of his way to help the new coach find his way around, such as when Elliot quietly intervened before Bo had a chance to carry out his threat to "get rid of those silly helmets." I don't know what Canham's role in this was.
When the outgoing head coach newly appointed as an associate AD decides, for whatever reason, to take a different tack, then the program can easily end up getting nuked for the next 7 years.
Call this "handholding" if you want, but I like it better Elliot's and Canham's way.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"Just annoyed"||
and yet here you are telling us how annoyed you are.
Were you expecting a revelation and became annoyed when there was nothing new in your eyes? Or did you click through already annoyed?
When the structure of UM football is flailing as badly as it is for as long as it has, breathlessly following speculation about what comes next is what people do. Eight years of suckage is tiring for everybody. Just hope somebody does something right before too long so that we aren't here doing this again four years from now.
Meanwhile, I suppose you'll just keep being annoyed.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||"Biakabutuka,"||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Pronoun declension, etc. --||
"Whoever"/"him- or herself."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||What I don't understand||
is why ALL teams had/have to wear away whites when only three or four games/week were even televised from the 1950s to the Oklahoma suit in ca. 1984?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It's||
a shit day in the neighborhood.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Unfortunately,||
it only goes back to 2008.
I was hoping to match 2006 UM against Meyer's Florida team.
Of course, Gary Danielson already did this enough times to make me want to punch a cinderblock with my face. I was hoping for a better outcome.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It is counterintuitive||
because the longer the transitive chain required to link one school to the other via wins, the more points accumulate.
By this logic, Michigan is only 4 points better than Notre Dame via their common opponent Northwestern, but Notre Dame, Ohio is 273 points better after requiring a chain of 24 transitive wins to connect it to Notre Dame.
I wonder if there is a way to put 2014 Michigan State up against 1904 Chicago?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You're both right.||
The idea of journalism is an inspiring concept.
The current practice of journalism in the US MSM is a mess of hot sewage with occasional edible food particles floating on top.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt||
M fans are prepared to forgive Jimi for dissing M in his warm-up comments to the crowd at the Band of Gypsies concert on 1-1-70.
Although those comments were longer ago than Harbaugh's.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Not to nit-pick,||
but I was just curious and looked it up.
The plural of "staff" is "staff," unless you are talking about music notation, in which case it is "staves (pronounced "stavz")."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't read the damn thing||
and it doesn't sound like I need to. If you listen in class, you can pass the test without reading the book (to clarify, I do read books) and if you read the comments, you can figure out how much, if any, you are missing by not giving media tool-bags their coveted clicks.
It sounds like Ford's criteriae for "dumpster-fire"-hood combine variables (lack of constraint by any system of law, breakdown in the fundamental functions of an educational institution, football team won-lost percentage) without any functional relationships and jumble them together until the word-salad that spews out is void of any informative or factual relevence.
I would say that, until DB was dumped, UM AD was in a dark place. The changes since indicate to me that UM has people capable of taking meaningful actions in timely fashion, and, therefor, until we find out otherwise, UM is on a trajectory to end up in fine shape with a better institutional reputation than FSU of UNC will ever get to, and with a winning program to boot. And Ford will then offer to polish our collective soul-dong, and we will turn our collective back on him and tell him to fuck off. But it won't matter because UM is bigger than anything Ford will contrive in his search for click-bait.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's not||
about having "asshats [there but for the grace of God . . .]" on the team, but whether the school and the local constabulary and justice system abort the normal function of law and order in order to support the proclivities of well-established habitual criminals, which, as far as I can see, nobody has hung on Ann Arbor yet.
Clark's case is a misfortune but, as far as I can see, not an embarrassment to the ethics of the UM AD.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So many choices||
in answering this question.
Speaking of jenga:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Took me||
a half-hour later.
The first-year magic combined with two preventable losses left me on the fence.
Bellomy's performance, with a 5-* QB recruit available on the roster, left me wondering if the post-November-'06 nightmare was really over. I think that is when we started hearing about how Hoke needed more time.
Time ran out for me with the '13 Akron-PSU stretch and 27-for-27. Young line and all those excuses, but I still had to wonder why these young lineman still couldn't handle Akron. No decent third-year coach could possibly turn in an unending torrent of intolerable performances like that one. Disappointing, maybe. But not wretched.
I held my breath for a Nuss miracle, but only out of respect for the idea that firing a coach before the fourth year was early-2000s ND behavior, and would only make repairing the mounting institutional damage harder in the long run.
I think that losing DB was the unexpected gift of this year, and really holds the door open to the kind of "return-to-greatness" thinking that makes me wonder if I'm not an ND fan from 15 years ago.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||For pure turbulence||
I would nominate either the events leading to the benching of Willis Ward in the Georgia Tech game of Oct. 20, 1934, or the events leading up to Harry Kipke's resignation as UM HFC sometime after the 1937 season.
The first gave rise to the following:
Kipke lost his job after two losing seasons after earlier bringing back-to-back MNCs to UM in 1932-3. The official reasons for his demission were given as follows in the 12/12/37 Chicago Herald Tribune:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The||
Earl Bruce method.
Good for an upset win.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Has anyone||
consulted Steve Everitt?
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||I prefer to take a positive view||
and suppose that Schlissel is genuine man willing to speak his mind even as he continues feeding it and developing it. Of course, I'm contrasting him with the outgoing AD when I do this. So far, his actions appear to all be hitting the spot.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||My pile||
started in the den.
I was sent in against it after losing my driver's license a few days before a court date.
I eventually found an expired passport, my original SSN card, and parts to a piano trio from a group I haven't seen in a few years.
The pile had overflowed the desktop and started reducing floor space but I don't fully blame myself. Cats were involved.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Aren't you||
looking past this week's opponents?