this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|4 years 17 weeks ago||The first couple paragraphs||
The first couple paragraphs of this reads like a romance novel. I didn't make it too far. Hopefully we can get back to talking about sports like, you know...sports fans.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||That's a great question...I||
That's a great question...I just noticed that discrepancy. After looking at it a little more closely, I think maybe all the posts on that site get tagged with "Posted by Chris Webber." My bad, I guess I engaged in some Free Press level "investigative journalism" there.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||that's accurate||
I was at Michigan '93-'99...I only ran into Traylor twice. First time was at an MLK Day rally when he pulled up right behind me in a Mercedes E-Class. Second time was when I worked at Babbage's, the video game store in Briarwood mall. He walked in, bought a huge stack of games and pulled out an immense roll of hundred dollar bills to pay for them. I'd say that's odd for a college student.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||So Jimbo Fisher waits three||
So Jimbo Fisher waits three years for the HC job at FSU to open up, gets the job via an acrimonious force out of the legendary Bobby Bowden, and then leaves after one year? No.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Actually, he throws like an||
Actually, he throws like an ogre. I wouldn't date any girl that throws like that.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||really?||
This guy went to the Big 12 championship game two straight years and brought that program back from mediocrity. Also, its not like he's coming from a subpar football program. Nebraska is a legendary program. And now, people actually expect him to leave all that to coach a team that's not only in his conference, but in his division? A fanbase that just ripped a non "Michigan man" to shreds over three years? So he's going to go from probable division dominance and conference contention for at least the next 3-5 years to what is currently a middle of the road Big Ten team with a furious fanbase? Are you serious?
We're really grasping at straws here.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||this man stanevich||
...he speaks the truth. Heed!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Did Gerg design that||
Did Gerg design that roundabout? Such sweet disorganization could only be a creation of the White Wizard himself!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Dumbest sandwich||
Dumbest sandwich ever...except MAYBE the infamous Arch Deluxe with it's seemingly uncooked bun.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||really? what do you think||
really? what do you think Oregon would have done to us this year?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The only "Michigan Way" that||
The only "Michigan Way" that matters at the end of the day is winning. Even with the NCAA infractions, if we go 10-2 this season we aren't having this conversation. It's very convenient for people to talk like they're so opposed to he way Rich Rod coaches this team, but in reality what they're opposed to is going 15-21 over three seasons.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Besides the injuries, that||
Besides the injuries, that list doesn't exactly scream out "Rich Rod is a great recruiter." One guy in jail, a washout in Turner, a guy who was injured in college, a guy who "didn't pan out," and two guys (you forgot Witty) who couldn't qualify. Add in the fact that Floyd wasn't very good even before he got hurt, and the fact that, contrary to revisionist history, Woolfolk wasn't exactly a lockdown corner before he got hurt, and I'd say that's pretty damning. And yeah, I know he didn't recruit all those guys; not sure on the numbers but I think he recruited all but Woolfolk? Anyway, I think that's all counter-productive to your argument. And finally, I'm about 51/49 in favor of Rich Rod staying, so I'm not trying to make a point about hiring Harbaufh or firing Rodriguez.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||yes||
Lowenbrau A. kicks ass, and B. has the coolest can/bottle in the beer universe.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||yeah||
Charles Rogers was a beast, he just turned out to be a weed head with fragile bones. There are much, much worse examples of Millen's ineptitude you can refer to, like the aforementioned Mike Williams.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||exactly||
"MGoBlog readers are already working day and night at the arduous task of whittling down 81 purely hypothetical candidates into a more focused list of 8-10 coaches* that they know nothing about; this abridged list of candidates makes it easier for the truly delusional fan to track their flights on the internet."
|4 years 34 weeks ago||bars and graphs||
I hate all the bars and graphs and obscure stats and deviations above normal that accompany so many of the posts here. You can't see the future by analyzing a bunch of fucking pie charts. Maybe we should analyze, you know, the way the players play on the field. There was one recurring post that a lot of people were worked up about, because it said our predicted record (delta or azimuth or some such shit that I give not one fuck about) was 10-2. People actually believed that shit, even AFTER our defense was revealed to be something other than decent. There was a complicated chart to go with it, but apparently neither the coaches nor the team saw that shit; somehow, they went 7-5. Thanks for the insight, nerds.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Considering the speed at||
Considering the speed at which our government moves, there's no way our friends in Washington get that straightened out by Saturday. Filibuster = we win 42-38.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||^ writes like Terry Foster.||
^ writes like Terry Foster.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||wasn't there a guy named||
wasn't there a guy named Indiana Faithful?
my personal all-time favorite is still D'Brickashaw Ferguson. That's an epicly awful name.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||semi OT, but I usually go||
semi OT, but I usually go with the ostrich, and it's worked most times EXCEPT:
1998 World Cup... Brazil and France won the final four games to get into the championship game. I couldn't watch the games, so I taped one and was going to watch the other one on the late replay. The late replay was the Brazil fame, and ESPN flashed the final score of the game on the ticker DURING the actual replay. So that sucked. Then I was out with my girl during the France game, and I heard a bunch of honking horns, looked up, and there was a guy screaming and waving a French flag out of his car window. So that sucked too.
The ostrich is probably still the way to go but you have to be really, really lucky to not hear about the game, in my opinion.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||we win at everything!||
we win at everything!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||If I remember correctly, we||
If I remember correctly, we also punted a couple times on 4th and 1 in areas where we could have gone for it...so yeah, we definitely had an opportunity to score well into the 50's and maybe even the 60's.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||the best part about that||
the best part about that umgoblog link? under "related posts:"
"Still punching - Sheridan fighting for the starting role."
Wow, I just had to choke down a wave of nauseous nostalgia.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I would love to see harder||
I would love to see harder hitting. I feel we've been missing that here for years, even before RR took over.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||duly noted, bro... it's kinda||
duly noted, bro... it's kinda hard for me to tell when folks are joking on here... as for the original post, I was serious, but my unfortunate choice of the word "swagger" has led to this thread's descent into madness.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||missing throat slash = joke.||
missing throat slash = joke.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||also, since he was mentioned||
also, since he was mentioned in the original post...can I just say here that I despise Troy Smith with the fury and intensity of one thousand suns, now and forever more? Thanks.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||is it just me or...||
is "POW(!)" an accurate acronym for the way he's been playing?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||that's fresh! are you gonna||
that's fresh! are you gonna let him get dreads?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Gayverines? That's not even a||
Gayverines? That's not even a well-thought out play on words. It bears no resemblence to the original word. That's like me calling the Spartans the "Sparbitches" or the "Failtans"
Also, thanks for that "hot Spartan beef" offer. I'm gonna pass, though.