this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I used to pirate music, I||
I used to pirate music, I don't anymore. It didn't s stop for any sort of moral or legal reason, I just realized that I didn't need that many songs. I went through a phase where I needed to have every song I wanted to listen to on my phone. I would rarely listen to most of them. Now I just buy and keep around my absolute favorites and listen to the rest on the radio or something. I don't miss it, there's something great about hitting shuffle and not having to skip a lot of songs because they were just throwaways to begin with.
For my all-time favorite artists, I just buy the album blindly. Figure I owe them that much. For new artists, there is most likely a legal free stream of the album somewhere on the internet so I can listen beforehand and eliminate the chance of getting burned on a blind purchase. I end up trying out a lot of new things, buying a few of them, and it works out fine. A subscription service can normally take care of the rest if you need more.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Do you remember that scene in||
Do you remember that scene in The Social Network where Sean Parker tells Zuckerberg to change the name from The Facebook to Facebook? Same reason: "it's cleaner."
And people dig minimalism nowadays, though I guess a real minimalist would do away with the serifs as well.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||If they come up with a better||
If they come up with a better frisbee game, will they change the name to "penultimate frisbee?"
I'll show myself out
|23 weeks 6 days ago||My main problem with this is||
My main problem with this is more a problem with modern music in general. The Victors is a classic. It has stood the test of time and will continue to. Songs now, probably more than ever, are temporary. Their use expires after some time. Go back and look at Grammy winners or nominees from as recent as five years ago. How many of these songs do you still even semi-regularly listen to? I'd guess not that many. Personally, most of my listens along these lines are for nostalgia, not because the songs are that amazing.
In addition, the subject has to be about the University. Even if I love the things that are mentioned, it will always sound like they made a list of things to mention and shoved them into a song. It will be lame. It will not have been created from any actual point of inspiration. This is a big reason why "We Are ND" and similar efforts fail (in my opinion).
Here's how to go about this: don't ask the university or anyone else to be in on it, just make the song and put it out into the universe. If it's really a good song and a good anthem for the university, it'll get picked up.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||The unfinished song "Hail and||
The unfinished song "Hail and Unite" has united us all against the song "Hail and Unite."
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Fire Adam Weiss rally||
Fire Adam Weiss rally tomorrow on the Diag, let's say 6 pm?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||In the Big House?||
In the Big House?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Word.||
Sunday was great and I'm looking forward to this season.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I don't blindly hate the||
I don't blindly hate the Seahawks, I actually don't hate the Seahawks at all. Their fans, however, I have found to be annoying and oversensitive.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I also can't stand a lot of||
I also can't stand a lot of the 12th man stuff, especially since a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon recently and have only known success. As a Lions fan I feel like they're Bran and I'm Old Nan from Game of Thrones and I want to give the "Oh, my sweet summer child. What do you know about fear?" speech.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||"We can stereotype wealthy||
"We can stereotype wealthy offspring as brats..."
Apparently you can also stereotype all low income people by sampling only your non-wealthy nephews as well. They probably don't want to try new things because that hasn't been an option for them. Part of having less money is having less options. If they are bitter about anything, it's probably because they know that there are a lot of nice things that they can't have. And the type of attitude that you displayed in this post is probably why they resent rich kids. You look down on them.
I'm not saying that all low-income people are amazing people always, but come on. My parents are outliers in their families. They worked hard and earned more money, and we're not rich by any means. But that doesn't mean that the rest of my family is composed of a bunch of uneducated, homophobic, shit people. They're fucking great, but don't worry about that because they aren't the type of people you'd want to hang with anyway.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Oakland (University) is still||
Oakland (University) is still in play
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I actually like right now||
I actually like right now better than the 90s. There's a wider range of music being made, even if you have to look a little harder to find what you're looking for. I will agree that the good alternative radio days are over.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I think you've just outed||
I think you've just outed your real identity, MGlobules. Or should I say Morrissey?
Shyness is nice, and
|26 weeks 6 days ago||In other news, Harbaugh just||
In other news, Harbaugh just recommended Rosenberg's book on Twitter.
Edit: never mind, it already has its own thread. Wonderful!
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Here's the link in case you||
Here's the link in case you want to see the picture attached to the post or throw the man a like or whatever the kids are into nowadays:
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Working link|
|27 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm imagining Snoop & Son as||
I'm imagining Snoop & Son as a TV show with the Sanford & Son theme.
/bum bum bweedum
|27 weeks 20 hours ago||I like Ballghazi. It's||
I like Ballghazi. It's cleaner.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||My hatred for them is mostly||
My hatred for them is mostly about the scandal and how it was handled and discussed by people within their own camp. There are few things in life more infurating than hearing a Penn State fan arguing over semantics, telling you about how JoePa was innocent because "he did what he was legally obligated to do." Just because he can't be indicted doesn't make him innocent. That's what we all look for in a leader, right? Someone who is willing to do the absolute minimum to save their own ass when faced with a problem?
They also talk about how people are demonizing Penn State fans. They claim that it's not a Penn State culture problem, it's a college football culture problem. On paper, I have no problem with that point. There are other places where this sort of thing might happen. The flawed logic in the statement is that this bad part of the culture is more pronounced at PSU than (probably) anywhere else in the country. I can't think of another institution where the football program has been so intertwined with the overall success and culture of the school it's attached to. So yes, there is a college football culture problem, but I would argue that it's a larger problem at Penn State than most places.
The last point has to do with putting yourself in their shoes. I've heard statements like "if the same thing happened at [insert school here], they'd all be acting the same way." Here's where I run into a problem. With Bo we have been fortunate enough to have an amazing coach who was beloved and had a long tenure, so we have a valid point of comparison. However, it is hard to imagine anything like this happening while he was coaching here based on everything we know about him. He's the guy who wouldn't believe it if someone else claimed that they didn't know that something was going on within their organization, so the possibility of him claiming ignorance is off the table. From what I understand, he seems to have been the type of character who would overreact to scenarios instead of underreact. I don't know what overreacting to this situation would look like, but the possibility that he sweeps it under the rug is very, very small. Bo was flawed like everybody, but institutional control was not one of his problems. My point is that even with a good point of comparison, it is so hard to put yourself in their shoes because nobody else has ever been in those shoes before. I'd like to think that I would be able to look at that big of a situation objectively, but I can't be sure because I've never had to (and hopefully never will). If I didn't turn my back on the situation completely, I think I would at least be silent about it (no 409 stickers, no chanting "Joe Paterno" at a hockey game).
I don't know where I was going with this, maybe I just needed to rant a little. Look, I know that not all of their fans are bad people, just like not all Michigan fans are good people. I just think that if you're a Penn State fan and you feel like whatever you're about to say will be too harsh without prefacing it with "I don't want to be insensitive toward the victims, but," maybe you just shouldn't say anything at all.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||MOM! MOM! TIMMMAAY JUST SAID||
MOM! MOM! TIMMMAAY JUST SAID FUCK ON THE INTERNET!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Seaver looks an awful||
Mike Seaver looks an awful lot like Boner.
AK-47: gone, not forgotten.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||NASCAR got its start during||
NASCAR got its start during prohibition, so I'm not sure how that helps prove your point.
|29 weeks 20 hours ago||The rededication was against||
The rededication was against UConn the following year.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Nah, it was an invisible man.||
Nah, it was an invisible man. You can even see him push the ref down about a second later.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Sources inside Schembechler||
Sources inside Schembechler Hall confirm that they're hiring a full time DJ, who will be blasting music constantly to keep the team pumped. The DJ, called DJ Durkin (no relation to the coach of the same name), will be joined by the aspiring rapper MC Escher (again, no relation to the artist of the same name). MC Escher issued a statement, saying that he vows to "spit hot fire" over the "dope beats" that DJ Durkin will be laying down.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||...fire Jim Harbaugh.||
...fire Jim Harbaugh.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Let me guess...||
You're on your phone and you keep pressing the next word it predicts that you'll say?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||ib4d except after c||
ib4d except after c
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Social justice on the||
Social justice on the internet is also about phony outrage and talking down to people. Sure, people can act like they do it for altruistic reasons, but there's also a "hey everyone, look at how socially conscious I am" vibe that goes along with it. #CancelColbert is a good example.
Here's the thing: Geaux_Blue was right. The post is a bit creepy. Then why don't we just say it's creepy, downvote and move on? That's all that needs to be done. Nah, let's make him out to be a womanizing monster instead.
Righteous indignation is a drug.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||He said "marginal benefit" at||
He said "marginal benefit" at some point, that's it. And I'm pretty sure to figure out someone's marginal benefit you need to know their preferences to begin with. Maybe Jim likes recruiting and the extra stuff that comes with college football? I doubt it, but it's possible. In that case, a better argument would be the benefit of chasing a Super Bowl win vs. a college national championship. Even that comes down to preference, but it's an easier assumption. And even that needs to be weighed against the wage difference between M and an NFL job.
tl;dr: since it's impossible to get inside JH's head, articles like this are meaningless.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||NEBRASKETBALLLLLLLLLL||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I thought targeting was||
I thought targeting was against the rules?
Just please keep him the hell away from here.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shit. Pinball rules||
Holy shit. Pinball rules basketball. Each time you hit a three (or do some other thing agreed upon beforehand) a new ball gets thrown into the mix and when it goes out of bounds it's out until someone hits another three. It'd be madness.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Of course I don't believe it.||
Of course I don't believe it.
1484 said "Doesn't mean an offer went out." The thing we're discussing is the tweet, which says that an offer was made. It sounded like he hadn't read the tweet, so I shared it since it wasn't linked/quoted in the OP.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||His tweet says that an offer||
His tweet says that an offer went out.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||A crapload of money is||
A crapload of money is somewhere between a pile of money and a shit ton of money.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||CC: Cash Levy (AKA Cashing In||
CC: Cash Levy (AKA Cashing In with T.J. Miller podcast discussion comment)
Is anyone else a member of the 12 1/2?
Adnan could've done it he shouldn't have been convicted base on what was presented in court.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I'm never one to do this because it's nuts, but||
I'm never one to do this because it's nuts, but let's connect some dots that we are 99% sure are not related. That's right, it's conspiracy theory time!
We've known that Hoke was going to be fired for some time now. So has Hackett, so has Harbaugh. They've been colluding this entire time, and Harbaugh is tanking the season on purpose so he can be fired and hired by us quicker. To throw people off the scent, they leaked that they've talked to Harbaugh and he's more interested in the NFL. All of the stuff we see like press conferences and everything else is just theater.
Of course I believe none of this because I still don't think we'll get him, but conspiracy theories are oh so fun.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Money drives those lines.||
Money drives those lines.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||No fucking way I'm taking||
No fucking way I'm taking over this dumpster fire. Go wave your one dollar bill in someone else's face.
|34 weeks 13 hours ago||How about CC: Anarchy? No||
How about CC: Anarchy? No coaches or staff at all. The team could just be controlled by the invisible hand of whatever the hell the players feel like doing at any given time.
Downside: football team would be bad
Upside: I would never have to read any of these posts ever again
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Why not have your wartime||
Why not have your wartime consigliere all the time?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||I must say, I hate thinking||
I must say, I hate thinking about how the anticipation for this day has overreached its bounds. It's like nobody even cares about Thanksgiving anymore. It's just straight to Hoke Evaluation Day. Makes me sick.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Could have been more direct.||
Just fired your coach. Coach Cotton will fill in for the bowl game. I wanted to tell you in person, but that seemed like a lot of work.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Holy shit.||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||The entire house is asleep||
The entire house is asleep and I just yelled at the TV. Sorry...
|35 weeks 2 days ago||OFFENSIVE FOUL!||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know what Max was||
I don't know what Max was thinking on that one.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Fucking Donnal.||
Edit: I tried to stop this one from sending. My bad.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Chatman getting something||
Chatman getting something done.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Can any of our bigs catch a||
Can any of our bigs catch a pass? I'm sick of the passes getting there just to bounce off hands.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||They called a foul on Nova?||
They called a foul on Nova? No way.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||A little spark. Let's do||
A little spark. Let's do this.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Another foul. Jesus.||
Another foul. Jesus.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I think you meant||
Coach, it is time to step down as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach of The University of Michigan.
|36 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah man that was crazy. To||
Yeah man that was crazy. To add to that, a friend and I were talking the other day and he heard from this other guy that some of those porn actors and actresses aren't even married.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I think I remember reading||
I think I remember reading the "Why our Strength and Conditioning program is failing" post because I thought I would learn something about S&C. I was a bit disappointed when the post didn't have much actual information in it. You kind of just accused Wellman of not doing a good job, said there were different schools of thought, and then opened it up to the blog to crowd source the reason why it wasn't working. Or maybe I'm misremembering.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||You mean||
102,000 unenthused fans in the stands.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Because we're hiring him as a||
Because we're hiring him as a PR executive? You must be kidding. When hiring a coach, coaching acumen should carry the most weight. You could argue that DB hired Hoke because this wasn't the highest priority in his search.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||If you didn't think it was||
If you didn't think it was funny, that's fine. I love how people like to believe that they have the ultimate taste in comedy (the "that was a waste of time, here's something that's ACTUALLY funny" crowd). Some things are funny to some people and not funny to others. It just wasn't your taste, which is fine, but it doesn't meant it wasn't funny to someone else. This is, in fact, a big deal on the internet right now. It was aired at 4 am on adult swim under 'infomercials'. It probably works better in that random scenario where you don't know it's 11 minutes long and are less likely to drop out after the first minute. If you did do this, you missed some pretty solid parody material.
Anyway, I heard that they're doing more next week, but those will be made by different people (Matt Besser and Rich Fulcher). So check it out if you think you'd be into it.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||The flight tracker franchise||
The flight tracker franchise isn't doing much for me anymore. Don't get me wrong, Flight Tracker 2K11 changed the game forever. Flight Tracker 2K14 seems like the same old thing, only with updated rosters (hopefully a new AD).
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Duck this shot duckling fire||
Duck this shot duckling fire every Goodman person involved with this duckling program.
Can you guess which words SwiftKey wouldn't let me use?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Can't knock the hustle||
Can't knock the hustle
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Never mind||
|40 weeks 5 days ago||This is it.||
This is it.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Come on D||
Come on D
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure I've ever said||
I'm not sure I've ever said this, but that was a clutch pass interference play
|40 weeks 6 days ago||That's interesting, I've||
That's interesting, I've never thought of it that way. I just cheer for my team because it's my team, I've never looked for anything deeper.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I, for one, am going to sneak||
I, for one, am going to sneak up on some approaching coat tails. Maybe I'll get the chance to ride some of 'em.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I don't need the basketball||
I don't need the basketball team to be a collective goodwill ambassador for the athletic department. Besides, the basketball team is winning, they don't need to make extra gestures for support.
|41 weeks 20 hours ago||You say peer pressure,||
I was thinking Stockholm Syndrome
|41 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|42 weeks 4 hours ago||I heard there was a posbang||
I heard there was a posbang going around in these parts, so I figured I'd check in and see what was up.
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||In my little world, in my sad||
In my little world, in my sad little world...
|42 weeks 22 hours ago||I would rather have a||
I would rather have a cardboard cutout of Brady Hoke as AD over Dave Brandon.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I agree. I want everyone||
Yeah I agree. I want everyone to be fired yesterday just like everybody else. I would also prefer that the team wins and gets every ounce of home field advantage to help them get there. It's amazing that I'm getting downvoted for wanting to support the team that we are all supposedly fans of. I like it when we win, don't like it when we lose. Downvote me all you want, kids.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Are you kidding me? It's a||
Are you kidding me? It's a half measure. Boycotting a game is one thing, boycotting kickoff is another. If anything, it proves his "it's Michigan Football, they will pay up, show up no matter what" philosophy. So you show up a little late. Who cares? The man still got your money and he still got your attendance.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Dude. Some people just don't||
Dude. Some people just don't agree with you.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||I've never seen people look||
I've never seen people look so hard for reasons not to support their team. The advertisement of the quote is lame, but I believe the quote itself is true.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||I just think it's weird when||
I just think it's weird when people judge folks for not representing Michigan in the right way and then do the least Michigan Man-ly thing possible.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Another thing: stop being so||
Another thing: stop being so high and mighty about who is or isn't a part of the Michigan you envisioned. Most people point to Bo as the compass for being a Michigan Man. In your heart of hearts, what the fuck do you think he'd say about this protest? Think about who it hurts. They already have your fucking money so it's not hurting the AD. You're just hurting the players and recruiting at this point. They are aware that we don't like Brandon and want him and Brady gone. Chant, do whatever you want, I'm showing up. Boycott the concessions. That's a better idea.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||This guy gets it||
This guy gets it
|42 weeks 2 days ago||I feel bad for the band||
I feel bad for the band members and players if this happens. There is nothing like performing pregame to a packed house. I'll never forget pregame from UTL I and I'm not going to be a part of something that lessens this experience for anyone else. And if you don't think the team feeds off of that energy when they run on to the field you are fucking nuts. This is a dumb idea.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||NFL and NCAA don't have the||
NFL and NCAA don't have the same definition regarding what defines a catch. That was a catch in this instance, but it wouldn't have been in the NFL.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||If I may: Domino's had an||
If I may: Domino's had an 11-2 season following his departure.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||My default position on him before the season||
My default position on him before the season started was that I wanted him gone, and I don't think I was alone.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I'm not even an RR||
Yeah, I'm not even an RR apologist but I was fine with him getting another year. I wasn't sad to see him go, but after Three and Out I felt pretty bad for how things went.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||In before delete. What's||
In before delete. What's going on? Everybody having a good day?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||This, but entirely. The||
This, but entirely. The administration, the fans, and the media all need to make some major changes.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like more RR than Hoke,||
Looks like more RR than Hoke, and what you would consider being Hoke's portion is mostly Mattison.
|43 weeks 19 hours ago||I mean, even if it starts off||
I mean, even if it starts off as a softball interview, the conversation will probably turn to football eventually, right?
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Got 'em.||
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Yes.||
We need to pull it in a bit. Also, someone still needs to clarify to the media what it is we are mad about and what we want because I see ESPN still isn't getting it right on sportscenter.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Clearly Stephen Ross has the||
Clearly Stephen Ross has the SAAC in his back pocket. This one goes all the way to the top! It's a conspiracy I say! Conspiracy!
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. Certain people don't||
Yeah. Certain people don't fit places. We just have an easy alliterative name for it here. I'm so tired of the term "Michigan Man". I enjoy it in its well-known uses by Yost and Schembechler, but in almost no other circumstances.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||A truly crazed person that||
A truly crazed person that had his player's back
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know, let's get weird||
I don't know, let's get weird with it.
Instead of boycotting, do the opposite. Everybody show up as early as possible and chant your favorite anti-Brandon chant constantly until the team comes out. Cheer for team, then continue previous chant.
Think of a whole bunch of fun signs to hold up during the game, mostly about fire and firing.
In the spots of the stadium where nobody is sitting, position some of the nearby fans into words that say stuff like "FIRE DB". If you don't have enough people to pull this off, just go with a nice four letter word, like "FUCK". Try hard to get attention of cameras.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. But at the same time,||
Yeah. But at the same time, it is a little overblown because we've been losing a lot. People would be concerned about this incident if we were winning, but nobody would be calling for his head. Go ahead and act like this is the worst thing that's ever happened and use a bunch of words like 'unconscionable'. If you point to the handling of Shane as the main reason he should be fired, you're lying to yourself. You were waiting for something like this to happen so you could feel less bad about wanting him fired.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||You can't blame Brandon for||
You can't blame Brandon for all the bad press, but you can blame him for some of it. The amount of bad decisions the department has made in the recent past? Sheeeit.
|44 weeks 16 hours ago||Yeah I didn't know what to name the thread, but I||
Yeah I didn't know what to name the thread, but I can relate. Sometimes you're searching for a little Kate Upton in your life and you get handed some Verlander ass instead. Sorry for the figurative Verlander ass.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe they should have put||
Maybe they should have put upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers in their signals to make them more secure.
|47 weeks 11 hours ago||"Hey. Did you do||
"Hey. Did you do it?"
|47 weeks 15 hours ago||But rises again, harder and||
But rises again, harder and stronger.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Anytime I see someone do||
Anytime I see someone do this, I ALWAYS think of damefan.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The majority of drug users||
The majority of drug users are white, but the majority of people charged with drug related offenses aren't. So the criminalization aspect of your point has some merit, and we could get into a whole political debate over mandatory minimums but this isn't the place. The generalization that the player wanting drugs would be black might be off based on average US statistics. I'm wondering if you're white because I've found that white people love to tell everyone what others are offended by.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Ask the Now That's What I||
Ask the Now That's What I Call Music! folks.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||MONSTER TRUCK RALLY THIS||
MONSTER TRUCK RALLY THIS SUNDAY AT THE BIG HOUSE! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Besides Game of Thrones, I'm||
Besides Game of Thrones, I'm also looking forward to Silicon Valley, the new Mike Judge show. I'm a big fan of some of the names involved with that project.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I thought it was his cousin...||
Keegan Michael Key and Kegel Logan Kay
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I am in full agreement while||
I am in full agreement while also hoping that the societal overuse of the word 'meme' would die.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Couldn't have a better team||
Couldn't have a better team doing the surgery, if there's any place that she's safe, it's at the University of Michigan hospital! Even knowing that, the best of luck!
This sort of thing makes things like football and firing Borges meaningless.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Fire Al Borges Offense so||
Fire Al Borges
|1 year 37 weeks ago||So it's more like Pluto being||
So it's more like Pluto being reclassified as a dwarf planet than it is discovering a new planet.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Fire Borges #beingadick||
Fire Borges #beingadick
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Whenever I see your avatar I||
Whenever I see your avatar I pay attention, and I mean that in the least creepy way possible. I love your insight, also love the avatar. But it's mostly the insight thing.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||/Hilarious||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Every time I see your picture||
Every time I see your picture I silently laugh to myself. "We don't have any change!"
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I stopped paying attention||
I stopped paying attention after people like me started inhabiting the calming shores of the MGoCommunity. I came in, thought I would make a joke here and there and this place turned into a bunch of people just trying to be funny. I realized what I had done, stopped posting, and left the memes to others. I never posted a picture of a meme, but I never contributed to real football conversation. This community does not need more people like me so I make myself scarce. However, I do still believe we need a new OC, and we need the point system of old. The point system that made me fear posting something stupid, the point system that made me really think about every post before posting. Good days.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Fire Borges.||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Normally I'm a pretty||
Normally I'm a pretty reasonable fan and I would hate to see someone saying this, but I'm sad to say that I wholeheartedly agree. Fire Borges.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Fire Borges. Nobody will read||
Fire Borges. Nobody will read this, fine. I get that the MSU defense is good, I really get it. It seems that our offensive production is directly correlated to the opposing defense. We have done well against bad defenses and terribly against the elite. You know what that means? The offense is mediocre, not worthy of this school and team that I hold close to my heart. If I see that 3 stacked WR set again I'm going to puke. All the NFL teams use that set, wait nope, nobody does, not even decent college teams. And fuck it, let's run it up the middle despite the fact that we know that we haven't had any success, and won't the rest of the game. No, don't try to spread the field. And let's go play action on every passing play when they've had no reason to respect the run in the first place. Honestly there was a time that I thought that Denard was holding back the offense that they really wanted to run. Now that I've seen the offense they want to run, I'm hoping they go back to ripping off RR's play book. Mediocre, run of the mill, never going to beat a good defense, absolute shit. And the sad thing is that Hoke is such a good guy that he will justify this and Borges will torment me in the future. Fuck Borges.
Can't blame the defense when MSU is getting great field position all the time. Since they started at the 50 most of their drives, they should have scored twice as many points. The defense performed well, the offense fucked us, fucked up the special teams, fucked the defense over royally.
Fuck me, fuck you, fuck everybody, fuck everything. Most of all, fuck Borges, because he has fucked the entire fan base big time on multiple occasions. And I'm not even drunk, just pissed. Maybe I should get drunk.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||The article said dorms||
The article said dorms
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Minor investigation, wrist||
Minor investigation, wrist slap. I'm just hoping somewhere during the investigation they find a deeper violation. Just a little wishful thinking.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Source?||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I would like to see what a||
I would like to see what a Sears occupation would look like.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Tip of the cap to you, but...||
I base my feeling about the Michigan Basketball student fanbase on observations I made from my three seasons of owning student basketball tickets:
2008/09 - very few students, lower expectations
I assume this continued
It's not as automatic as football tickets are. For a lot of people it doesn't matter how good football is expected to be, they'll get tickets anyway.
For basketball, the blame is twofold:
I like your dedication, I wish everyone had the same.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Come on, the Beyonce video||
Come on, the Beyonce video was pretty neat.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||And the Michigan Daily uses||
And the Michigan Daily uses the LA Times crossword.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The Los Angeles Oceaners just||
The Los Angeles Oceaners just didn't have the same nice ring to it.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I want him extended forever.||
I want him extended forever. I'd take Zombie Greg Mattison over most people.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Didn't read the post, just||
Didn't read the post, just saw the title, haven't posted in a long time, and I scrolled straight down past all the posts to say this: nah.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||yay internet|
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Also, he's not in to asking||
Also, he's not in to asking people before decisions #brandingmofos #thuglife
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Michigan advances to the||
Michigan advances to the regional final! I'm replying to myself!! Regardless, I'm so happy for them!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Match point!||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Two points away from victory,||
Two points away from victory, up 23-22 in the 3rd set up 2-0!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Up 2-0 despite being down||
Up 2-0 despite being down 12-15 and 16-19 in the second set. Now they're up 5-7 in the third set. Shaping up to be a pretty good match.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Right now they're up 1-0, but||
Right now they're up 1-0, but behind 15-12 in the second set.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Do you torrent songs on your||
Do you torrent songs on your work laptop too?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Have you considered exploring||
Have you considered exploring career opportunities at the Fed?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Having the coaches vote is||
Having the coaches vote is pretty stupid, but any human vote is going to be influenced by some bias one way or another. We can't leave it strictly up to computers either. If there's a good way of fixing it, let me know and I'll be behind you 100%.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||ND is unfeated? They have||
ND is unfeated? They have zero feats.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||This.||
Let's just hope that Capital One doesn't pass on Nebraska, then we will likely be chosen for the Outback Bowl.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Also, he doesn't have a||
Also, he doesn't have a mustache (neither does Doeren), which is a must for the modern Purdue coach. As far as I know, Jerry Kill is the only viable option.
-Yay, another mustache joke.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||This might be a more useful||
This might be a more useful link.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Spoiler alert:||
New Crisler is awesome. The concourse is sweet (especially the waterfall), they now have an M Den shop inside, there's a tribute to Cazzie Russell on the wall, walking around in the place is great (the words to The Victors are on the ground as you go around as well). Hell, I was even excited about the bathrooms (they've even got the Dyson Airblades in there).
As far as this thread goes, we win big. We also put all second string in with about 10 minutes left in the 2nd half. They give up some extra points without scoring as much, 84-60.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||The (MMB) cake is not a lie||
The (MMB) cake is not a lie and it will be back in the Big House during pregame against Iowa.
-I understood your reference but then I made it about Michigan, specifically the band.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Damn WR depth.||
Damn WR depth.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||You saw correctly my friend.||
You saw correctly my friend. They combine to make one hell of a wall inside.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The starting lineup for||
The starting lineup for tonight (correct me if I'm wrong) was:
-Spike Albrecht (will be replaced by Trey going forward obviously)
The most exciting thing for me was the bench production (and I'm talking about Spike like he's bench production even though he started). Trey and THJ played a lot of minutes last year. If they were a part of a team with more depth, they wouldn't have had to play as much. I'm not saying that they should get less time on the court, but if either of them need a break, we now have players we can send in for them and not lose confidence in the ability of the squad.
I'm seriously so excited for this team. Stauskas was phenomenal from the bench, the dude rarely misses (you know this). GRIII showed how good he is tonight. Spike is a good sub for Trey, who will also surely be awesome. THJ is now, more than ever, a complete ball player (I was especially impressed with his rebounds and good decision making tonight). McGary had some nice plays in there, especially in offensive rebounds and blocks. Rebounding in general from this squad going forward will be better than it has been in recent memory. What happened to the undersized Michigan teams we've grown to love?
In conclusion, I'm really excited. Having depth this year is going to be awesome. You know how Tigers fans are always asked who their Tiger is? If I was asked who my favorite MBB player was tonight, I would have a hard time answering (in a good way).
PS: I think I'm in the minority, but I don't want McGary to start just yet. He obviously helped the team, and I have no facts to support my opinion, but he just didn't feel like a starter based on tonight's game. I know it's too early, and hopefully he proves me wrong soon.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Cell signal will be terrible||
Cell signal will be terrible in that area since there's a game going on, so I'm not sure that this is a viable option.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I understand that. I suppose||
I understand that. I suppose better phrasing would have been "which is not how I've been pronouncing it, good to know", but I thought the thing about trying to get a tv perspective implied that I'd be learning something by watching it on tv.
Anyway, I fell asleep on my couch watching this. I don't even think I made if through the first quarter.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Thank you, sir. I'm watching||
Thank you, sir. I'm watching it because I was at the game and I want the TV perspective. So far I've found that they're pronouncing Dileo's name like it's D'Leo, which is not how I pronounce it.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Some people got onto the||
Some people got onto the field right after the game, but most people got stopped by the police or security. Then there was the video about the team getting 900 wins. It started as a slow bleed of people, eventually everyone just went.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||B-I-G. Oh God.||
B-I-G. Oh God.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I'm going to paraphrase a||
I'm going to paraphrase a George Carlin quote: "I hate groups of people, but I love individuals." When someone is acting with a group of people, they aren't necessarily the same as they would be individually. I grew up in the Lansing area and most of the MSU fans that I know are great people. I also traveled to the game at MSU last year and I couldn't be more disappointed with how their fans acted as a whole. And sure, maybe you remember the terrible fans more than you remember the nice ones, but a good proportion of the fans that I saw were assholes to me that day. That having been said, we have some assholes too. I've seen it in our stadium, but I've also seen someone get yelled at by their entire section for shitty behavior before. It was awesome, and I'm glad that a bunch of people realized he was being a douche and made it a point to let him know.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I don't know if there are any||
I don't know if there are any Thrice fans out there, or anyone reading this at this point, but yay paper tigers.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||The Final Countdown, not so||
The Final Countdown not so much, but it could be played soon. Stayin' Alive was in the Saturday Night Fever show in 2010, but never really played in the stands. You Should Be Dancin' comes up every once in a while though.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Already done, so go to a game||
Already done, so go to a game and support your team.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||And the 1 of the 1-4 was with||
And the 1 of the 1-4 was with the Bauserman experiment. Yeesh.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||This is the storyline as I see it||
The band starts playing Temptation after failed conversions, because it sounds awesome. Many years later, the student section decides to start putting "you suck" to the music. The university doesn't like the "you suck" chant (screw anyone who refers to Temptation as the "you suck" chant). They tell the director that they are considering stopping Temptation because it's not classy and alumni are complaining about it. The director doesn't want to ruin a long-standing tradition, so in an attempt to keep it going he agrees to try to cover it up with a two-note tag ending. The student section yells louder. Multiple facebook groups are made to get people to stop yelling "you suck," but only a few people actually care. A new group is made every time we play an opponent that we shouldn't yell at (yes, there was a group for Air Force), but it doesn't matter. Every year the same argument pops up, every year there's some stupid argument in the Daily, and every year nobody really does anything about it.
Future prediction? No attempts to stop it work despite seemingly obvious solutions presented to a student section that doesn't give a shit, and whoever is in charge kills Temptation. It is revived years later, and the cycle starts over.
Obviously I'm on tradition's side. It's hard for me to side with the student section when they're the only ones who aren't doing the right thing in the scenario. The only argument they have is "it's fun." Everyone else is just dealing with it, trying to make the rest of the fanbase happy.
(Negative posts sometimes try to pull it back with a "Go Blue!" or something, but I'm not going to conform.)
|2 years 46 weeks ago||For the record, I'm pretty||
For the record, I'm pretty sure that hockey band tries to cover that up too.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||By the way, your input is||
By the way, your input is much appreciated, and so is corundum's. I know everyone's taste is different, but I'm still interested.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I couldn't believe it when it||
I couldn't believe it when it happened. Knowing that, now it makes sense.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Oh hey, I apologize, I'm in||
Oh hey, I apologize, I'm in Ann Arbor.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||"Unthunk himself" was just||
"Unthunk himself" was just said. Nice.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||That's a good choice, just||
That's a good choice, just had it last week. I turned 21 not too long ago, and I'm trying to expand my beer horizons, so I try to get a new kind every time. If anyone has suggestions, go ahead.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale||
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale for the first time. I'm enjoying it. Wait a minute, this isn't a drinking open thread? Oopsy daisy.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Yep||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Northwestern '08. Stayed for||
Northwestern '08. Stayed for the whole game.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||4. Rename to Wasrael||
4. Change name 'Israel' to 'Wasrael'
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Decisions, decisions.||
Decisions, decisions. To shock the world or not shock the world?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I'm sorry, but I don't get||
I'm sorry, but I don't get your reasoning on why we would get a wild card spot. Unless something changes in the second half, nobody in the AL Central is going to get that spot. It's such a weak division that we'll probably need to win it to get to the playoffs. We had been hovering around .500, which is good for 9 games back in the other two divisions. I'm not saying we don't have a shot, but if we win the division then whoever comes in 2nd in the Central doesn't have a great shot at making it either.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||When I'm 100 people will be||
When I'm 100 people will be talking about the things I've been alive for:
And others, but mainly those three.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||#SVUSV||
|3 years 5 weeks ago||One does not simply sneak||
One does not simply sneak into the Super Bowl.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I'm just glad Maggie||
I'm just glad Maggie Gyllenhaal isn't in this one. Gross.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Any pre-American Idiot Green||
Any pre-American Idiot Green Day album
There are probably others too but this is enough.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed. I am wearing a||
Agreed. I am wearing a completely maize something until instructed otherwise.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Artist in the Ambulance and||
Artist in the Ambulance and Vheissu are my favorites as well. It took a while for me to come around to the softer Vheissu though, so I hated it at first. After a while it became one of my favorite albums.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||So do you guys think Denard||
So do you guys think Denard can start above Tate this year?
|3 years 10 weeks ago||....drinks people.||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Tabs are all the rage||
Tabs are all the rage
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Desmond Howard twitter: I||
Desmond Howard twitter: I can't get back into the country good without being tossed into a twitter movement
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Nice job on the gif. Also,||
Nice job on the gif. Also, where are the spats?
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I was going to make a Pearl||
I was going to make a Pearl Harbor joke, but I was afraid it might be too explosive.
Maybe if Demar does well enough they'll rename an island Dorsey'i.
I wonder if he'll be doing general studies or if he'll choose something more Pacific.
That's all I've got. Punny != funny, I know.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Good Luck, Tate.||
This is like the 15th thread of post-Michigan Tate news that I've responded to with good luck.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Actually,||
Actually, I think he was a college football fan. He played the guitar, but he also liked to draw/paint things. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a bunch of his drawings, and some of them were drawings of sports. I distinctly remember a football one, but there might have been more sports ones than that.
Edit, link. This one is of an Oregon player, there is another of a UCLA player. Maybe he preferred the west coast.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||The size of the sandwich is a||
The size of the sandwich is a bit on the small end at Zingerman's, and the prices are high enough that people are going feel the sandwiches are smaller.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||The following is a message||
The following is a message from the Michigan Man PD:
Dear Section 1,
We would like to inform you that it would not be very Michigan Man-like to ask these questions in public. Your Michigan Man membership would be suspended immediately pending action from the Elder Council of Michigan Men, and you would be facing the possibility of having your Michigan Man status revoked. Also, it would be in your best interest to move on from the past and let Mary Sue do her job. Go Blue!
Seriously, let it go.
Michigan Man Police Department
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Any clip/picture of him||
Any clip/picture of him biting down on the rose gives me chills everytime.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||"Someone has to win. In my||
"Someone has to win. In my mind, it might as well be me."
|3 years 11 weeks ago||And "Rich Rod era" is so||
And "Rich Rod era" is so 2008-2010
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I thought he was talking||
I thought he was talking about Axl
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yes!|
|3 years 12 weeks ago||'Seriously. "What did you do||
'Seriously. "What did you do today?"
"Oh, nothing. Just stopped a guy who was running from the police, no big deal."
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yeah this isn't really even||
Yeah this isn't really even making fun of us at all. I was kind of hoping for more.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I came here to make a joke||
I came here to make a joke but I think they've all been made...
Did they make him back up fifteen yards for roughing the officer? Not great, but I showed up late to the party.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Fine. You used heroin as an||
Fine. You used heroin as an example, which isn't a good one because it's already outlawed. This scenario requires shutting down an existing organization, not bringing in another bad one. A more fitting example would be alcohol. Alcohol has numerous terrible effects and it's used by a bigger percent of the population than the population that plays football. Should we have a second prohibition? If you really think so, then good for you. If not, your stance is just about as shaky as mine. Obviously the system could be better, but nobody has a really good solution for it at this point. If you do, then try to change it.