|4 days 24 min ago||Jack||
|4 days 27 min ago||Embed fail.||
|4 days 1 hour ago||Do nothing.||
The board posts already roll off the board over time anyway.
|4 days 2 hours ago||I did indeed.||
I'm still jumpy, since I don't know how we'll ever know if we're out of the UNIFORMZ woods yet.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Crab legs?||
|6 days 18 hours ago||Upvote||
because I feel the same way about laugh tracks.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Gruesome||
interior-decoration mental image picture at the words "murders everyone and then gut-rehabs the house."
|6 days 18 hours ago||I voted for (real life) Cooter||
in the 4th District once.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I think||
a Full House redux is the perfect vehicle for a sensitive treatment of addiction behavior, the pressures of stardom, self-destructive tendencies, and other topics and behavioral issues of interest to a younger audience who I assume are its intended target.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Please let this||
be the first guest star:
|6 days 19 hours ago||Unless||
it works as a tie-breaker in some of these bloated 14-team conferences, all a "conference championship (= otiose and flatulent money grab)" does is create the condition for a 6-loss conference champion (wasn't that UCLA one year?). If the "conference" is big enough that no team from one division ever need see one from the other, then it is a de-facto playoff. More often, it is just a symptom of season bloat. I have despised this concept ever since K State sent Oklahoma to a MNC game against LSU as a conference runner-up, or whatever you call the indisputably better overall team that loses a "conference championship." If you are going to have the goddamn thing, then go ahead and send UCLA to the MNC playoff as the officially designated conference champion with six losses, just so long as every team at least has a path to get there.
That said, I don't mind eight slots rather than four in a playoff any more than I mind "wild card" slots in the pros. If a three-loss team can endure three rounds of single-elimination against the other best teams, or at least, conference champions, around, then, to me, they are a champion. College teams can develope during the course of a season, too, and the team that wins when put in a playoff situation is the champion.
If we have to chose between eight and four, I take eight, because I think you get less skew in the results by putting "too many" teams in than by leaving teams out. 2004 Auburn.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Isn't this||
an NCAA violation?
|1 week 22 hours ago||Genesis 4:19.||
2 Samuel 12:8.
1 Kings 11:3.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Wasn't that||
a SouthPark episode?
No wait, I think four asses were involved.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Must suppress urge||
to point out references to polygamy in Tebow's presumed sacred text of choice.
|1 week 23 hours ago||"Pushed them"||
all the way to three consecutive division championships, which they clearly hadn't accomplished without him.
Given the unravelling we have seen over the off-season, it appears that Harbaugh's refusal to acknowledge they were "over the mountain" and had "already made it" -- after barely losing a Superbowl -- were the only things holding the 49ers' winning ways together.
It appears now that 49ers management is an org that repells winning ways and is wedded to some one of the innumerable ways of perpetual losing. Hiring Harbaugh turned out to be not just what you do to try to look like you are trying to win, but actually resulted in the 49ers doing what they had to do to win, Jed York included. They couldn't all accept it or adjust to it. Their refusal to adapt to winning ways made Harbaugh a gift from them to UM.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Maybe||
a snowplow company can use an extra driver?
|1 week 23 hours ago||So,||
Hoke to San Francisco?
|1 week 23 hours ago||I know||
I got tired of saying "All this shit will go away when M starts winning" for seven years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This incident||
has Arnold Palmer's fingerprints on it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What a relief.||
For years I've been flogging my memory to try to remember what years of SNL, which SNL-inspired screwball comedy or which of the last three episodes of Star Wars I had seen him in.
At last, closure.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In fact,||
looking at adjacent paragraphs:
it looks like they collected all the facts and then garbled the narrative by re-assembling them in the wrong order. I'm surprised to see Chengalis' name (along with a Mr. Daniel Howes) name on the article, considering how well she has done by us in the past. I wonder if someone somehow slipped this one by under her name without giving her a full look at it?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There can never be too much||
Just think back to October '14 if you have any doubt.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You may be right.||
Googling "vanaular" takes you straight to the above comment on this thread.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"The Paul Bunyan Statue . . .||
also sticks out a bit."
As well it should. At least as much as the Jug.
One can hope.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Anyone mention||
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||went||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Don't tell me||
you've never thought of doing the same thing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Charles White's||
"Phantom Touchdown" called correctly.
Lantry's 33-yarder with 18 seconds left in the 1974 OSU game is good.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't have all those buttons.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I get infuriated||
with people who care what other people think.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I have never||
reset the clock in any car I have ever owned.
It is always Daylight Savings Time wherever I go; if the battery runs down and the clock is 4 1/2 hours slow, I just memorize the offset and mention it the next time I drop the car off for maintenance.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I have cats.||
If I put the flap over, the roll is stripped and the TP all over the floor the next time I come back to the bathroom, and the cats are puking emulcified toilet paper all over the bed and whatnot.
If I put the flap under, I have had a roll last as long as three days.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Eh,||
people know what you mean irregardless.
Now, what about flammable/inflammable?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"Feng shui"||
is Mandarin for "back to the wall, eyes on the door."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||To clarify,||
"Boats'n'Hoes" is not an effort to take away from "The Victors" or any other traditional song played by the Michigan Marching Band.
We see the song as a vehicle to drive unparalleled interaction between students, alumni, faculty, and fans worldwide.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like a temporary conflict||
between their tactical headline-grabbing function and their long-term institutional propaganda function.
I wonder if the concussion narrative could continue to gain traction, regardless of what facts show, once ESPN decided it was no longer in their long-term interest to flog it?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Logged in||
Never forget; never forgive.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Update.||
Now that's more like it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Is AIRBHG||
part of a package deal with Rudock?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You have violated||
every rule of the time-space continuum:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I hope||
this is a thing.
Per post below, establishing Pantone 7406 C sounded more like historical reconstruction than negotiation.
It would be interesting to hear the full story on AD incorporation, or not, of UM Brand Standard. This would spare cranky old-timers such as myself the sight of the by-now habitual neon highlighter depiction of UM school colors.
I hope you are right.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Don't tuck your shirt||
inside your underwear.
Even though things don't feel as secure that way.
This will also keep your underwear from showing above the cumberbund on your tux pants.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I doubt||
it is the Pantone 7406C apparently painstakingly reconstructed from the fabric patches laid down for all time by the special committee of the University Senate in 1912.
If any debate exists, it should be around why we aren't using the Official Brand Standard Maize already established.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I assume||
all that is where this comes from.
Doesn't look like there is any room for debate. It doesn't seem the AD is bound by this in any way.
The decisions on uniform(z) colors must be coming from somewhere in the AD, independent of the UM Style Guide and the swathes from 1912.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Sort of nice||
considering the snake-oil we pulled on Ferentz.
Maybe he's relying on Delaney to put the kabosh on it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Damn.||
That's exactly right.
+1 for "Dr. Bronner's."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||No more||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Nobody||
has had a black-and-white TV in 30 years, so the rationale for white jerseys is gone.
Let teams wear their real colors.
If there is a clash of colors, say, with Delaware or Cal-Berkeley, then I vote for this:
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||"Trampling on tradition"||
I got that vibe the first time he banished "the proudest uniform in college football [Bo]" for some merchandising-driven eyesore and called it a "throwback jersey."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well,||
I like it.
BTW, "Capitalization" is not a proper noun, is it? I think your FORUM topic is incorrectly capitalized, per you.
Now, what else can I bitch about?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh||
has changed the tide of the rivalry.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I could see||
the 1969-74 ones.
MVictors has suggested this one as well (MVictors 12-2-11), although maybe in jest:
BTW, in answer to those who say Bo derived the stickers from Woody, the same article has the following:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Amen!||
Bring back "Green Bay Gold" ( = "maize").
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"It's not a beauty pagent out there."||
Nothing says "Lytle would play" like:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You mean||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I like the ones||
without the wolverines on them. There's no way you can make sense of the wolverine likenesses from more than 6 inches away; they just clutter the visual.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||'84||
wasn't the greatest of years anyway.
Although it would be only slightly below average by the standards of the last seven years.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I find||
a plethora of there/their, its/it's, 've/of ("would of helped") to keep the technicians hopping.
In order to keep a lower profile, I find myself turning down most of these opportunities.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think there is||
a lack of clarity in the concept of "rules" like this.
I think that inflammatory, contentious or rude comments are frowned on in general, whether they pertain to religion or what-have-you.
My understanding of MgoFAQ is that even a polite and informative advocacy, say, of Obama's or Gingrich's farm policy as it relates to natural turf in the B1G would be subject to scrutiny under "no politics" because of the destructive potential of partisan political discussion in general; but religion, not so much.
I remember discussions here of Tebow's advocacy of For The Family (I think it was called) that went into supreme court cases and other examinations of when the practice of religion veered into political advocacy in the direction of political coercion, and clearly different world-views were heard, and I don't recall that anything got truly ugly or hateful; it was a test that the MgoBoard weathered successfully. But I understand how this could go wrong.
Edit: I also recall now that the whole thread was deleted in the end. So in practical terms, "No Religion" is somewhat real at the moderator level, I think, back in 2009 or whenever that happened.
I think there is FAQ discussion about being a shit-head in general; IMO this is where attention should be when it comes to blog citizenship.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Beat me to it.||
That's what I get for commenting at the end of Page 1.
I would just edit my own comment to acknowledge your priority, but that shoots my carefully crafted formatting all to ... a very dark place.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Edit.||
Apologies to the one up-vote.
The above skirts the edges of a political grievance, which is contra to FAQ statute.
See below, there is no FAQ statute contra discussion of religion, although several assert one with religious fervor. It is clearly a perception and perhaps irreversable usage.
I would choose to avoid inflammatory comments in general although not all truthful statements are popular.
But if you move the argument from religion to politics, there is an actual statute there. Naughty Naughty.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"no politics/religion rule."||
Actually, more an informal convention than a rule. Don't expect to find "no religion" in the FAQ.
So supplement your reading of the FAQ with a healthy dose of lurking if you want to be safe. Lots touchiness lately.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"Taste||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||He just got here.||
Don't be trying to retire Harbaugh already.
I say he sticks around twice as long as Paterno, with no scandals, and as a 120-year-old man, is still bouncing and rolling around on the turf to show proper shotgun snap lace-alignment and release technique.
Meanwhile, 3 generations of Harbaughs will be ready and waiting to take over if and when.
Only then will it be time to have the succession discussion.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||1938.||
. . .
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of Otsego county,|
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Mullen.||
. . .
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
you mean "tarnish."
If a turd is made of silver, are you then able to polish it?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||So more like||
the "no Rich Rod" rule.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||So did Hoke||
in his "pooping magic" phase.
I hope we never get to see, but I think if Harbaugh were to lose 7 games in year 4, the honeymoon would be over.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I know you're kidding (I think) and all that,||
but, unbelievable as it must seem, there is no MGoBoard FAQ "no religion" rule:
That is it. I wonder how these rumors get started.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||My mom and I||
took my grandma to see this movie in 1973.
Not a good choice.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||California||
sided with the Union during the Civil War.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||In case||
you're being sarcastic, I think you will find that Oklahoma's 20th-century history conforms closely to that of the former Confederate states -- post-Civil War and early-20th century race riots to reverse Reconstruction, redraw the color line, and impose a system of peonage that amounted to a restoration of slavery in some places only finally overturned by US Attorney General Francis Biddle's Circular No. 3591 of December 11, 1941. (The timing of this circular strongly suggests this was a response to the propaganda necessities imposed by Pearl Harbor and WWII.)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||"I never meant to imply . . ."||
". . . people don't or shouldn't all hang together . . ."
Except maybe from a tree.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Just to clarify,||
many at MgoBlog don't seem to realize that there is no MgoFAQ (here) rule on religion. "UNWELCOME, KTHX" in its entirety:
In the comment section we find this:
followed by several joking comments, such as this one, exemplis gratis:
You didn't come out and say "No Religion," but for all of those who have made this up and then repeat the voices in their heads as an established fact, there are no other MgoFAQ mentions of religion, NONE, just to set the record straight.
"No Religion" aside, I don't think your parallel example was strictly analogous. It would have been a better parallel to say "Harbaugh is going after CA DBs like Buddha goes after mulligatawny and Jesus after matzah," and I'm sure that some would get ruffled by that.
Before someone brings up "No Religion," I repeat: it may be respectful not to disparage religions, but it isn't MgoFAQ writ.
|7 weeks 14 min ago||Edit error||
devolves into double post. Please ignore.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh||
to Oakland (A's)?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||They should know better||
than this (from same story):
there have been rumors linking him to programs other than Big Blue as well, including Boise State
Someone should give them a heads up.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I think this call is correct.||
In terms of debatability, it veers into the region of the TD no-call against OSU in 2011, which turned out alright in the end, and maybe the costly calls contra UM against OSU in 1972 and the field-goal call against OSU in 1974.
This rises nowhere near the sheer egregious unacceptability of the White Phantom Touchdown call from the 1979 Rose Bowl.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||God damn it.||
Who made this rule that Michigan's sporting apparel, and the sporting memories we carry with us for the rest of our lives, have to be subjugated to the affirmatively impudent and deliberately offensive whims of a department full of brain-dead marketing clones the likes of which Brandon populated the AD back in the day?
When did UM lose the power to say "Fuck NO! Don't ask again!"
Since all of this crap is driven by the corporate mentality of garnering marginal revenue by strip-mining the value of the "brand" as a whole, why does M, or any other major, need Adidas anyway? Couldn't M contract out the unis and garner the marginal revenue enhancement from esthetic atrocities itself, or not? Would it cripple UM to get uniforms made the way it was done in the '70s, without corporate vandalism smeared all over them? Is this the cost of the indoor practice facility, etc? Why does this unwanted horseshit have to be shoved in our faces, like an Adobe Flash update that destroys all decent user options, over and over again?
I get that it's the world we live in. I've watched symphony orchestra after symphony orchestra devolve from raising money to play concerts to playing concerts to raise money, as quality is dis-invested and core rep disappears in favor of marketing tricks to attract one-time audiences with no abiding interest in symphony orchestras, all to support a growing population of marketing whizzes to replace the dwindling population of actual regular symphony players. Management mania.
In my daydreams, it would be nice if, after thanking DB for years of service and then showing him the door, we could turn around and kick Adidas in the nuts.
Back to the uniformz.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Funny,||
"chunks" doesn't sound Greek.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Link||
has questions but no info.
Given some of the speculation above, I think that if the NCAA-legal options involved going several thousands of dollars into debt, and sleeping on a family friend's floor didn't, I would go the less costly route as well.
The whole scholar-athlete bit all started as a way for Fort Lewis A&M to get out of paying death benefits to Ray Dennison's widow in the 1950s. Since then, the NCAA has been in the tenuous position of enforcing penalties on students for accepting t-shirts or movie tickets while simultaniously helping university ADs to billions in commercial profits.
Whatever the facts of this case, the background environment is morally unsustainable.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Disguises||
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||If it puts his team on a winning track,||
that will help recruiting.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Players||
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Disagree.||
If his adjustments did absolutely nothing, N would have lost by 56 points.
He's pissed he had to get into the game from 26 points down. Otherwise, splitting the second half down the middle would have been good enough.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Start thinking about moving||
when you find yourself calling it "white shit."
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Everybody||
keeps calling this annoyance "dumb." I would call it meritless, clever and impudent.
Plenty of bad ideas have advanced a certain ways because nobody took their potential seriously before they had acquired momentum; pace Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
I'm supposing the perps behind this have been lacking for a certain kind of feedback in the past. For all we know, they may actually be pleased at the level of stink their stunt is provoking. At any rate, they sought attention; now they are getting it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||They want the money||
to get someone else to write the song.
They want to use SG money to hire people who otherwise don't want to write the song to write it for people who don't want to hear it, so they can be at the center of all of it using somebody else's money.
It does all sound sort of Loch-doggy, wow-factor to me.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I think of this||
as a call to arms.
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Compliment:||
a polite expression of praise or admiration;
Complement: a full crew or a set.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Does football count||
as "violent content?" If so, this site is screwed.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure||
there are folks doing all those things. Who knows, they may be doing these things as well.
But I think using the "c"-word weakens their argument rather than strengthening it. They might get more credibility with "POSHB."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I||
wouldn't blame the dress. (Joke. I think she's perfectly lovely.)
|9 weeks 4 days ago||NSFW||
Not for these folks. The ratio on "MOCK THE WEEK" appears to be about three "fucks" for every nine "cunts."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yes,||
and I think that is a decision we will at some point better want to understand.
Meanwhile, I keep saying, don't just give thanks for Harbaugh and Hackett, remember Schlissel too. Something about the way Schlissel came through all this just strikes me the right way.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
the "our pizza is shit" ad campaign was actually schemed by Brandon, although his hiring at UM caused him to leave Domino's before it aired. It actually looks to me like the sort of publicity gimmic he would dream up.
The oblivious management style he represents is what I see everything headed towards in the macrocosm. It's actually a pleasant thought to me that holdouts against the unbridled corporate mentality, such as UM, still exist.
Although maybe Brandon represented a worse strain than the misery that has become the norm nowadays.
I think POSHB is a normative assessment. The most damning assessments, I think, are the ones that remain cool and distant in tone, which Brian's wasn't. Brian is speaking as a fan; I think we appreciate that.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Don't forget||
The thought process that brought us Brandon hasn't been examined, but someone had to have thought that hiring him in the first place was a good idea.
So don't forget to be thankful for Schlissel.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I suggest||
they find a new blog to support.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Reference to a movie.||
Mr. Holland's Opus
Movies trying to depict music-making generally send me through conniptions of agony, and this was one, although I suppose I should have loved it.
I have to be grateful for the fact that there are people who find the world of music and musicians interesting or important enough that they try to depict that world in their own tone-deaf way.
Red Violin was another such, with a musical score written by a sort-of well-known American composer. I commend all those efforts.
But I have to run and hide when my friends innocently ask me what I thought of them. I would only do harm to the world I inhabit if I shared my uninhibited impressions.
I hope they keep making movies about music, but I don't want to watch them.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||tl:dr.||
Also, paragraphs make life better.
Anybody have a summary?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I had to look it up.||
Thanks for supplying me my Mgoblog "Word of the Day."
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Thread title||
needs a question mark at the end.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Bacon writes about Michigan.||
For seven years, the events out of Michigan have been shit.
At least Bacon writes about them with an ongoing abiding love of Michigan football.
I'm sure when he eventually writes about the restoration under Harbaugh, no-one will be happier about the upturn than Bacon.
"In for Six" will be the capstone volume of Bacon's recent history of M football.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||It's a corruption, besides.||
It's supposed to be "Decline and Fall of [your name here]," and anything less than six volumes means you're giving it the CNN/Fox treatment.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||cjk5h||
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||Oops.||
At first I thought it said "Michigan Man," which term I think Hackett retired on December 2nd. So never mind.
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||To be fair||
he was only the second comment on the post, so it's a little early to bring up that his is the only anything, with a sample size of two, or three, if you count the OP.
I'm with the camp that thinks that for someone to have to walk 21 miles to get to work in a country that has the money and leisure to put a man on the moon and a cruise missile on top of a wedding in Peshawar reflects a distortion of basic human values.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||Dingos||
ate my baby.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||They lie.||
There is no such thing.
People keep acting like it is, but no.
Closest "religion" ever got to a mention in the FAQ was comment #7 there:
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I double-checked, just in case.||
Has never been any such thing (here):
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Both||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It's||
the Arizona RR, not the UM RR.
That seems to be going OK.
I'm sure UM was at least as painful to RR as he was to us.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I like||
the embedded wings in the first two, particularly the second. They look stern, about like a PE teacher who has had to explain the pivot and pass one too many times. Maybe with a slight underbite.
If it could look more toothy, volatile and menacing, it would be perfect to sell the wings as an attitude.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It's a long word.||
I imagine the student cheering section of yore, middle-to-late season, grew weary of squeezing the words "Go Wolverines" out through cheeks stiffened and numbed by the cold, and quickly settled on "Go Blue" as the epigrammatic alternative.
There is something almost Roman about the reduction of Michigan to a block "M" and a color; it reminds me of Cicero's poetic idea that Rome wasn't a condition of race, language or geography, but a understanding binding all who came out of the forest to live under a system of law. "Go Blue" is our "SPQR," our resplendent and arrogant announcement of transcendence.
Despite this, I like the wolverine depictions on M merchandising. The more retro the look, the more it announces how we keep 130+ years of tradition around us.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||If you're going to do that,||
don't put your foot in your mouth.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Avid got negged||
for the Bush reference.
If you take Bush out,
the comment would fit neatly next to those made by Michelle Malkin:
at the time of the Hunter Biden/Burisma Holdings affair.
It may be populist, as is much of the Tea Party rhetoric. But it is assuredly not, apart from the Bush reference, a "Democratic talking point."
If you comb the boards, you will find sly Obama digs here and there, and they get slightly negged just as Avid's jab at Bush got negged.
Furthermore, even if you view things from the conservative side of the aisle, it shouldn't escape your notice that the line against share-the-wealth, granola-eating liberal excess is well-tended by Mgoblog's own formidable population of MBAs, military and law-enforcement careerists and others eminently suited to maintain sobrietry if dissident enthusiasm veers out of bounds. You may not have missed it on purpose, but if you look again, your search will be promising.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Actually,||
not "OT" per FAQ.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||HEY!!||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||From||
If you want mindless entertainement, make your own blog. We'll do what we want, as long as it doesn't involve vandalizing any ski lodges.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I take "no politics"||
to mean "no Republican-Democratic talking points Punch-and-Judy show."
The touchiness about political agendas cuts both ways here; the folks of differing persuasions get along under a mutual truce. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.
Getting negged for whining doesn't mean you aren't whining.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||"Time and life . . .||
will take their advantages away if they are idiots."
Let's do an experiment. I'll hope into my right hand . . .
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||Keep your scrapers||
close at hand.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Short answer:||
Long answer: Fuck no.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||That||
is from a comment posted to Brian's "Destroy Harbaugh" thread from August '07/March '08. This was before sign-up was instituted and many comments were anonymous. I don't think the writer of these words has ever been identified. I have never heard another assessment of old #4 quite like it.
I too have been carrying the memory of that comment to some extent with me ever since. I am more or less reconciled by now.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||"Why||
why do we send them in combat??"
This is a good question. Just because we do doesn't mean it's right.
Car insurance companies don't consider men under 25
|13 weeks 6 days ago||"No . . .||
This sounds like August 2009 all over again. Is there no accountability?
|14 weeks 2 min ago||No click||
for lazy irrelevent drool peddler who adds nothing to the public conversation.
|14 weeks 50 min ago||Nobody leaves||
the NFL to go back to college.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||North Florida||
is definitely the South.
I don't know if anyone remembers the CST vote totals dribbling in in the 2000 election; this was a dramatic portrayal of the contrasting regions of Florida.
West of the Apalachicola River is Florabama; East of the Apalachicola River and north of Tampa is Fleorgia.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Comment reminded me||
of how there can not be too much Schlissel love at this point:
Who's got it better than us?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Round 1 --||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Pre-||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||We already heard him cry||
when Florida was #3 behind OSU and UM in 2006.
Certainly you don't argue that the 4-team playoff is less satisfactory than the BCS we endured for the last 18 years?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Talk about||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I think he means||
"Michigan Football (@umichfootball)."
After all, seven years of PTSD.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Something about||
the switch for the auxilliary fuel tank being out of reach or something, if I recall correctly.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Is the word "Hadron" involved?|
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Per Mark Lamarr's||
long-ago comments on John Denver, there are some things you don't want the word "experimental" in front of.
"Aircraft" would have to be one; possibly also "home dentistry" or "home laser optic surgery" might be others.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||It's the third comment||
in the thread linked above. "Don" said "LOL"; hamster violation was a quotation of a misreading of the MGoBoard thread list as of that point in time.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Admittedly,||
This still leaves more cows in all of upstate New York than people in Buffalo.
I don't know what the density of the cow population in the Buffalo SMSA is.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Soccer||
was a PE staple at Thurston Elementary in the mid- to late-60s, as well as the default at recess and after school.
Nobody watched it on TV, though.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Deceptive statistics.||
The political boundaries of American cities are anachronistically frozen at about their 1900-WWII extent; since then neighboring areas, generally relatively well-to-do, have resisted incorporation for tax and other reasons. The population within those anachronistic boundaries is correspondingly deceptively small. The real measure of a city's size is its Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA).
Taking just Buffalo as an example, per WIKI,
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I think||
the Mail's ranking is sort of deceptive since it makes no account of the size of the population of the student body at each school.
Judging by this and the other headlines, I think the editors at the Mail are lazy, looking for shock value, and bored with the idea of upholding journalistic standards. This is what I had always heard; now I suspect I have been hearing correctly.
Speaking of Georgia State University (#5 on the list), I was once able to get through several years of it at $15/qtr.-hr with only a part-time+ warehouse job to pay for school and make ends meet. How things have changed. For the better, I guess, if you are a lonely, wealthy, 60-ish man with an itch.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't there||
an "officially official office" in there somewhere?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Hey!||
RE "least qualified out of the assistants":
From JH intro presser: you don't compare greatness to greatness.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||That's good news.||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Were you driving||
a Chevy "NOVA" at the time?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Tell||
the unbelievers to search "Granite city food and brewery birmingham michigan" at url "www.google.com/maps/"[.] (Period is placed outside the quotation marks because, sometimes, proper grammar is a diabolically deceptive piece of shit.)
That will wipe the smirks off their faces. Or rather, it will put the smirks on their faces.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Now you've made me wince||
at the user name "unsalted."
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Well,||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Critique||
is about how the News selected a headline from the context of the article; it's a matter of emphasis.
Imagine how it would go down if Obama chose a visit to the White House by Bono or a championship football team as the occasion to remind everyone that there is nothing in the US Constitution about the NFL or rock'n'roll.
I think everyone agrees that Schlissel's own priorities seem to be working out just fine.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Talk about throwing in the kitchen sink.||
"It's physically sinking too as the Continent is done growing between plates and the ocean rises."
This sounds like continental drift. Do you have a timetable for this?
Let me throw out a general idea of the timeline involved (Britannica):
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Uh-oh.||
Did you say "porch in the back," or "Porsche in the back?"
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly what I thought.||
Snipping "Although" seemed like an uncharacteristically Freepish thing for the News to do.
I blame osmosis from when SI is repped in AA by Michael Rosenberg. We need to institute a ritual exorcism for every time Rosenberg brings his carcass to Ann Arbor.
This would have been a much less inflammatory choice from the part of the interview they published: "[Athletics] is certainly part of the culture [at UM]."
|15 weeks 3 days ago||"Save"||
every ten minutes.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like||
HTML for "line break."
HTML doesn't work in the "Subject" field. Look at the body of his post.
Edit: I'm wondering if ". ." is a prematurely-hatched elipsis, or something more esoteric.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I think he knows||
what he's doing. "What is your deal," after all.
I bet he'll be going for 2 while ahead of OSU 50-14, only this time, the conversion will work.
And soon thereafter he'll be lobbying for a rule change to allow a slightly harder 3-point conversion.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||And||
a tad slow after the kidneys started failing.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
you could get by with one "M" in "NAMMNC," or maybe even "NQAMNC" ("Not Quite . . .").
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I always though of it||
as "ANYHOO" but there is something attractive about rendering it as an anagram of the spelling of the intended word.
I suppose colloquialisms by definition defy standardization.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Bup Bup||
DWEE deet . . .
|15 weeks 4 days ago||"South Detroit"||
is actually Windsor.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||It sounds||
like Ross and un-named others were involved this time as well and that the Schlissel-Hackett connection was midwifed by those who forsaw the Harbaugh hiring long before we saw anything break in public.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Bless you||
for clearly stating how much unclarity there is.
This might be be a good mailbag question for Brian if he wants to post a theory about it; otherwise, we will just keep bouncing back and forth from one narrative to the other as current circumstances dictate.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||"Life on earth . . .||
may actually be a transplant carried here by an asteroid or meteor."
Or on the outside of an exterrestrial spacecraft whose pilot decided "No intelligent life here; screw it, we're going home."
|15 weeks 4 days ago||This proves||
there are cows as well.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||NFL reporters||
would not be the laughing stock they are now if they had known how to use those words a month ago.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||War of the Worlds||
was just Red Planet propaganda.
They wanted us to think they can't handle microbes.
Instead, they are microbes.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Well,||
you can't have cheese without microbes.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||He's at SI.||
He's only leaving there to go to another organization at the Nationally Syndicated Level, according to ESPN.
He doesn't want to return to the college game.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I would think||
DoLUA at his own team.
Or maybe just at Michigan.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||But this time,||
we have a coach who will lift the curse of suck that has befallen all who enter here after 2007.
I have not yet seen anyone speculate what would have happened had Harbaugh coached Denard. Maybe it's just too unreal to even imagine.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||If we could only pair you up||
to discuss offensive schemes and maximum utilization of existing resources with those who even now still excoriate RR for not building his offensive scheme in 2008 around the existing skill sets of Steven Threet and Nick Sheridan to produce the expected and customary twelve-win season. That would be an interesting intersection of viewpoints.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||On the other hand . . .|
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||So . . .||
2 or 288?
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||I remember||
lurking at the time of Brian's break of the Carr retirement and "Destroy Harbaugh."
How things change.
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Declawing cats||
It's also illegal in the UK.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||" This is just a blog, dude."||
This is MGoBlog, fer God sakes.
Brian will restore balance to this disturbance in the force. In the meantinme, I'll finish my drink and go to bed.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||OP's source||
is one of the same people Brian quoted in the "Hello" post.
So I gave the OP a (meaningless) upvote because don't shoot the messenger.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||M||
had a nice run from about 1993 to 2001.
Nothing's been consistently right since the Tressel hire.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Saban||
never expresses joy one way or the other.
How about a Gary Danielson misery appreciation thread?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I remember||
he was accused of sucking the joy out of college football when he made that face after beating Texas in 2009/10.
I don't think he experiences joy one way or the other.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||"Hackett did a great job."||
Yes. It's not hard to imagine how this could have been screwed up.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Although the critical point||
is only clear in hindsight, I would place thehigh-water mark and U-turn into the wilderness at the evening hours of November 17, 2006. The Horror was the Horror in part because it signalled the absence of a quick reversal of the unpleasant trajectory established by the last two games of 2006.
I also don't think you can say "enter Jim Hackett" without pointing to the presence of a stalwart Michigan Man hiding in the shadows and stepping in at the point when the plot had taken the darkest turns in order to produce Hackett as a deus ex machina. That man you haven't mentioned is President Mark Schlissel, whose qualities were doubted at the time by many who thought he wouldn't have what it takes to right the ship.
Right now UM is represented by three who have amply demonstrated they get it -- JH, JH, and Schlissel. The dizzying reversal of fortune since September 30 started with Schlissel standing alone against the turmoil.
Who's got it better than us?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||At any rate,||
thanks for your brilliant and timely input to Schlissel.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Don't miss||
"The most helpful favorable review" on the left.
The arm of karma is long, but it stretches toward justice.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||A man can always hope.||
After all, Bacon had an ultra-inside relationship with Bo and still had his pass pulled by Brandon. Although Bo was no longer there.
I'm still hoping for recognition along the lines of "Dickhead Emeritus", or at least a cordon of "Donkey-Puncher" pickets around Schembechler every time MR comes rolling in in his SI stagecoach.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if MR||
was just changing tack to stay with changing times at the UM AD; Brandon's Hoke-era rhetoric was vaguely consistant with MR's anti-RR jihad.
Regardless, MR at Schembechler Hall is still perplexing and confusing.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||It should be||
RSVP, because we've never had an opportunity to ascertain whether he to this day has a clue about it.
To be fair to MR (/ducks), there seem to be other writers, like this one guy writing for WSJ, I think it was, who similarly seem to have no idea how much college football players actually work.
(I think it was in an article "Three reasons JH should stay in the NFL" or something similar, and the guy quoted the 20 countable hours out of somewhere. Only a veteran of the Freep Wars would probably by now know or care, I suppose.)
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Your time and effort||
After all, it can't be said too much.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Good point.||
As far as he knows, we cry when we spill our milk.
If we loudly and forcefully acknowledge (his) right actions, that will be an excellent message from students and fans about the role of athletics in university life.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||"[E]xcellent athletics . . .||
If Schlissel wasn't familiar with this concept last July, he certainly absorbed it heart, mind and soul in plenty of time to act with decisive authority and velvet touch when circumstances mandated it.
It may not hurt that he was hearing it in a three-dimensional matrix of voices that included billionaire alums and lowly (self-appointed?) elevator operators at the Thompson St parking structure.
(I haven't considered the possibility that TruBluWolv55 is a billionaire alum, now that I think about it.)
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the warning.||
I wouldn't mind seeing Rosenberg's press pass pulled the same way Brandon did Bacon's.
I have to wonder what the relationship was involving MR, Brandon and Hoke that led to MR getting an exclusive interview with Hoke last August.
No more exclusives for trolls!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Do you think||
that was the butterfly wing flapping that got this whole process started?
Just in case, you also should apply for 1,000,000 mgopoints.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Bless you||
for posting this.
I was preparing the following OP in case nobody else got around to remembering Schlissel: