further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
|4 days 3 hours 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.
|6 days 8 hours 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.
|6 days 8 hours 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.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Funny,||
"chunks" doesn't sound Greek.
|1 week 3 hours 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.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Disguises||
|1 week 2 days ago||If it puts his team on a winning track,||
that will help recruiting.
|1 week 2 days ago||Players||
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||Start thinking about moving||
when you find yourself calling it "white shit."
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think of this||
as a call to arms.
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
|1 week 4 days ago||Compliment:||
a polite expression of praise or admiration;
Complement: a full crew or a set.
|1 week 5 days ago||Does football count||
as "violent content?" If so, this site is screwed.
|1 week 5 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."
|1 week 5 days ago||I||
wouldn't blame the dress. (Joke. I think she's perfectly lovely.)
|1 week 5 days ago||NSFW||
Not for these folks. The ratio on "MOCK THE WEEK" appears to be about three "fucks" for every nine "cunts."
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||I suggest||
they find a new blog to support.
|1 week 5 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.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||tl:dr.||
Also, paragraphs make life better.
Anybody have a summary?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I had to look it up.||
Thanks for supplying me my Mgoblog "Word of the Day."
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thread title||
needs a question mark at the end.
|3 weeks 6 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.
|3 weeks 6 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.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||cjk5h||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Oops.||
At first I thought it said "Michigan Man," which term I think Hackett retired on December 2nd. So never mind.
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Dingos||
ate my baby.
|4 weeks 5 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:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I double-checked, just in case.||
Has never been any such thing (here):
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Both||
|4 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If you're going to do that,||
don't put your foot in your mouth.
|5 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Actually,||
not "OT" per FAQ.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||HEY!!||
|5 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 1 day 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 . . .
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Keep your scrapers||
close at hand.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Short answer:||
Long answer: Fuck no.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day 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
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"No . . .||
This sounds like August 2009 all over again. Is there no accountability?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No click||
for lazy irrelevent drool peddler who adds nothing to the public conversation.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nobody leaves||
the NFL to go back to college.
|6 weeks 2 days 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.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Comment reminded me||
of how there can not be too much Schlissel love at this point:
Who's got it better than us?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Round 1 --||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Pre-||
|6 weeks 6 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?
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Talk about||
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||I think he means||
"Michigan Football (@umichfootball)."
After all, seven years of PTSD.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Something about||
the switch for the auxilliary fuel tank being out of reach or something, if I recall correctly.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Is the word "Hadron" involved?|
|7 weeks 6 hours 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.
|7 weeks 6 hours 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.
|7 weeks 6 hours 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.
|7 weeks 7 hours 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.
|7 weeks 7 hours 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,
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't there||
an "officially official office" in there somewhere?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hey!||
RE "least qualified out of the assistants":
From JH intro presser: you don't compare greatness to greatness.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That's good news.||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Were you driving||
a Chevy "NOVA" at the time?
|7 weeks 2 days 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Now you've made me wince||
at the user name "unsalted."
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Well,||
|7 weeks 2 days 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I||
|7 weeks 2 days 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):
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Uh-oh.||
Did you say "porch in the back," or "Porsche in the back?"
|7 weeks 2 days 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]."
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"Save"||
every ten minutes.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||And||
a tad slow after the kidneys started failing.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I think||
you could get by with one "M" in "NAMMNC," or maybe even "NQAMNC" ("Not Quite . . .").
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Bup Bup||
DWEE deet . . .
|7 weeks 6 days ago||"South Detroit"||
is actually Windsor.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 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."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This proves||
there are cows as well.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Well,||
you can't have cheese without microbes.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I would think||
DoLUA at his own team.
Or maybe just at Michigan.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||On the other hand . . .|
|8 weeks 1 day ago||So . . .||
2 or 288?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I remember||
lurking at the time of Brian's break of the Carr retirement and "Destroy Harbaugh."
How things change.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Declawing cats||
It's also illegal in the UK.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||M||
had a nice run from about 1993 to 2001.
Nothing's been consistently right since the Tressel hire.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Saban||
never expresses joy one way or the other.
How about a Gary Danielson misery appreciation thread?
|8 weeks 5 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.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||"Hackett did a great job."||
Yes. It's not hard to imagine how this could have been screwed up.
|9 weeks 9 hours 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?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||At any rate,||
thanks for your brilliant and timely input to Schlissel.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Don't miss||
"The most helpful favorable review" on the left.
The arm of karma is long, but it stretches toward justice.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Your time and effort||
After all, it can't be said too much.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.)
|9 weeks 1 day 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!
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Bless you||
for posting this.
I was preparing the following OP in case nobody else got around to remembering Schlissel:
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That sort of||
defeats the point.
I like the plain old ones without the wolverines on them. You can't tell what the wolverines are from more than 20 feet away.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Shouldn't it be||
JMFH(r)? (Dis-ambiguated from JMFH(c) for Hackett.)
And don't forget MMFS.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Following your links||
and looking at the sidebar reminds me again just how big a restoration the Harbaugh hire is. 1984 Harbaugh does not seem really all that different from 2013 Harbaugh.
Two that lept out at me:
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like||
early 1970's dark navy blue.
Could be another Hackett smoke screen or part of the return to greatness.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||We will hold our opponent's pain in place||
using our own pain.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||"Big Blue?"||
I stopped reading there.
I don't feel really bad after reading that much.
I do fell bad about giving Weinreb a click despite my better judgement.
Why post a Weinreb link?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Edit.||
malfunction; trying to respond to "Ray" above/nevermind.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe . . .||
|9 weeks 5 days 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.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Control the middle of the board.||
Protect your pieces, but leave openings to attack the opponent's side of the board.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Mozilla, too.||
And yes, patronize Brian's advertisers.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||As I scrolled past it,||
the OP title looked like it said "HOLIDAY METH."
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||Where||
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||"His||
|10 weeks 9 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?
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||"While||
Double negative is double. Not sure this is what you mean to say.
|10 weeks 10 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.
|10 weeks 10 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.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Petrino||
really was a cowardly ****head about it. No use throwing him in with the other examples.
|10 weeks 10 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.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||You can't make a cart||
out of partical board.
|10 weeks 21 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."
|10 weeks 21 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.
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||More like||
we're raising our sights to 11 guys on the field.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||When Harbaugh comes||
does that mean no more "SearchBits?"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||So this isn't like a normal year||
when the Pats, SeaHawks, Giants and Saints jobs are all open.
|10 weeks 3 days 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Schlissel||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||We've said that here||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||AH!||
So that's where the "49" came from.
The real 49er pot of gold.
Head East, young man!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Still sounds||
like they like it.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||NO||
|10 weeks 4 days 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?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Nike?||
When was this?
|10 weeks 4 days 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.)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Many unspecified variables.||
|10 weeks 5 days 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.
|10 weeks 5 days 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.
|10 weeks 5 days 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?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Don't wash||
the blue dress!
|10 weeks 5 days 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?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Edited:||
|10 weeks 5 days 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.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke wasn't in the middle||
of an NFL season.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It's just the photography.||
Nothing's changed on the field.
Look (except for the hat): No red. Edit: It'sHappening.gif!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Doesn't the grocery||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I looked it up,||
and "Cambridge Dictionaries Online" rejected the word "pomous."
I'm leaning toward that you meant to type "pompous."
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You mean||
MICHIGAN drill (after he gets here/fingers crossed).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Not everybody||
gets their tix free with a purchase of Coke (R) products.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Too much.||
How about 50% of gross?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Took me awhile;||
the search engine here acts cranky on my machine.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Shouldn't it be ". . .wiener?"||
|11 weeks 41 min 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.
|11 weeks 1 hour 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.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||The||
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Colbert said it, it must be true:||
There are more nerve endings in the gut than there are in the brain.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||You must chew||
more than I do.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||Tix?||
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||Made me look.||
The picture's different.
I thought I was going to have to pluck my eyes out for reading it.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||Brian:||
Is Lochmann going to use you as a reference? It sounds like you know his work well.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||Yay.||
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||There's "noise"||
and there's "noize."
There was plenty of "noise" back in 1969, even with only 82,000 tickets sold.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||If I understand correctly,||
there was still a season-ticket wait list after 3-9.
Not so much after Brandon/Lochman ****.
|11 weeks 8 hours 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.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||What about ravaging the horses?||
Wait a minute . . .
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||C'mon.||
|11 weeks 9 hours 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.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||"JIMBO?!?"||
Does FSU know about this?
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I vote for Herman too,||
If Cardale Jones is any indication, he would get his backups much better prepared than Bellomy was.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Double negative.||
Sends wrong message.
|11 weeks 2 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?
|11 weeks 2 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):
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Deck the halls||
with 'baughs of holley.
|11 weeks 3 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.