I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 hour 7 min ago||With you on the stones...||
but have to say I do like AC/DC and the Steve Miller Band. Also love zepplin and Pink Floyd while I'm just so-so on the Doors if I'm being honest. I like them, but wouldn't put them on the same level as Zepplin or Floyd.
|1 hour 11 min ago||I am with you 100%||
I forget when it actually happened but I lost all interest in the NFL quite some time ago. About 8 years ago a friend asked me to join his fantasy football league and that is the only thing that got me back into watching games. If I give up FF, I give up the NFL. THat probabaly wouldn't be a bad thing though....
|1 hour 23 min ago||That is probably unpopular....||
but I have to say that I agree with you 100%.
|1 hour 24 min ago||Don't disagree with hockey||
As a Canadian it's incumbent upon me to love hockey but I have to say that the NHL is my third favorite hockey to watch. I love watching the CHL (any league, but particulalry the Q since that's where I played) then NCAA hockey and the NHL is my third favorite.
The best hockey to watch is fast approaching though, and it's not the olympics though that is great too. It's the world junior championship and despite the fact that we haven't won the tournament in eons, that is the best hockey to watch by far IMHE.
For me though, I agree iwth your stance that NCAA football is the cream of the crop where sports viewing is concerned. NOthing better IMHE.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I have to say....||
I agree with Brian's ban of CTB2 and junglechop and can certainly see how posters (and Brian) would have issues with M-Wolverine (especially Brian, since he was constantly attacking him) but I found him to be alright if you could get past his crouchiness.
Chitown ONLY ever commented when he was calling someone stupid or otherwise berating posters. Junglechop wasn't quite that bad, but was more oftne than not fighting with someone everytime he posted. M-Wolverine did have his share of those issues, but I felt like he at least made some positive contributions to the site as well.
At the end of the day I certainly think the site will be a better place without the other two and I won't lose sleep over M-Wolverine not being around either. I just wish (as a poster said above) we could all remember that we're here because of our mutual love of Michigan. That doesn't mean we always have to agree on everything, but we should at least endeavour to disagree politely and debate in the same manner. Trust me, it can be done. Through years of trying I can now sit down at a dinner table with my in-laws and we don't even raise our voice or hurl insults once...If I can manage that with people I have absolutely nothing in common with, then we can do it here.
I love this site and enjoy pretty much all the posters on it, not to mention the owner and his employee's (all of which I enjoy). Let's hope this is the start of things getting back on track.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I don't know...||
I don't really know what I was hoping for, but this wasn't it, that's for sure. I was hoping at least to play a pro-style teams because the spread has given our D fits all year. This matchup worries me.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Taylor and Schofield?||
Really? I have to say I disagree with you completely. Lewan and Schofield were solid or better before this staff ever arrived on campus and I haven't seen them improve since. What I witnessed this year is a future lottery pick looking lost much of the time, often having no idea what they were supposed to be doing. Nt egtting beat by their competition, but by the their own coaching.
You also give Glasgow and Miller as examples, but this is the first year we've seen them play, so wghat evidence do you have that they have improved? They are on the field because the guys ahead of them graduated and we haven't seen them "improve" all year. Miller got replaced and is on the bench, remember?
Honestly, the fact that you name these guys when there is absolutely no evidence to bakc it up doesn't surprise me because that has been the M.O. of most of the posters who are firmly behind the "no coaches should be fired" crew. Never any evidence except "they shouldn't be fired". At least you tried to make something up to support your position, I'll give you that. But the evidence on the field has be clear this year...no one has progressed at all since the start of the year and a bigger indictment is the fact that last year Lewan was pegged as a top 10 pick (maybe even #1) while this year it's likely he won't be in the top ten after an extra year of experience.
I don't know...I can't see how anyone can look at what happened this year and think the vast majority of the position coaches (at the very least) on the offence should keep their jobs. I guess running for negative yardage in back to back games, being almost last (yes LAST) in the nation in tackles for a loss etc etc etc. is fine by your standards. I don't think that should be the case for Michigan.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Pretty hard to dispute||
It's pretty hard to dispute that in my opinion. At the start of the year who would have picked them to be where they are right now? He did (and has done since his arrival) a hell of a job despite how little I care for him.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I don't buy it....||
Sorry but that is crap IMHO. Did you watch Texas this year?
|5 days 23 hours ago||I agree with that idea...||
But what have we consistently done under Al? There hasn't been anything consistent about his offence for three years. Not in the blocking schemes, offensive formations, play calling....that fear of a hiring a new coach because it would impact continuity in this case is mitigated by the fact that there hasn't been any continuity even with the same coach for three years.
|5 days 23 hours ago||What evidence do you have of||
What evidence do you have of this? Please share it with me because all I have is his two years at UM where not one single lineman improved under his coaching...doesn't inspire much confidence in me.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I agree. I've never||
I agree. I've never understood the hype around GRIII. Not that he isn't good by any means, but he hasn't figured out how to create his own shots and his defence is below average as well.
|6 days 7 hours ago||And Cato june||
He played after Woodson right?
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree completely....||
I agree with you completely and think you would be 100% correct if it were most women. I don't want to paint my wife in a poor light, I married her after all, but she is a bit of a princess. She came from a very well-to-do family who only knew how to show their love by spending money. No hugs, no kisses, no affection whatsoever. I love you so here's a car type of business.
Now since her time with me and being around my family for 20 years that has changed to a degree, and I always try to throw thoughtful gifts in when I am shopping, but at Christmas time she often reverts to that girl who only knew she was loved because she got lots of presents under the tree.
So I will be trying to pick out those sentimental type gifts, but sadly I think I need some other ideas as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good one...||
Maybe one for her and our daughter so they can have a little bonding time. Thanks for that one.
|1 week 1 day ago||I've never been faced with the problem...||
I've never lived in an area close enough to a professional (or college) sports franchise to know if I would continue to go to games when my team was under-performing. What I do know is that I have had the same favorite teams in sports my entire life and haven't changed those ever. Sadly, recent history hasn't been kind to me as my favorite teams are: Baseball, Toronto Blue Jays; Hockey, Montreal Canadiens; Football, UM; Basketball, Toronto Raptors; Soccer, ManU. Soccer is the only taste of success I have had in ages and the sad thing is, I would trade all my other teams going in the toilet if it meant UM would be good again.
I have never neared the point where I even contemplated rooting for another team but if I lived in A2 and were faced with the decision many of you are in relation to continuing to pay higher prices to see a game...I might be rethinking that purchase in the very near future. I wouldn't be there yet I don't think, but it wouldn't be far off and I wouldn't judge anyone for making that choice.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh to live near A2||
My wife would love that. She has no favorite team, but loves hockey and she would really enjoy something like that.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jewelry is always a hit...||
I've never gone wrong with such a purchase and will likely get her something in that area this year as well, but what exactly, I'm unsure.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nice...||
I'll keep that one in mind in case all else fails...and I do mean ALL else.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think....||
I think a better word for it is hope rather than expect. If the coaching stays the same (and it seems as though it will) what evidence do you have that anyone has improved their blocking under this coaching staff? Sure it happens almost everywhere else, but does it here?
I think the point is right now he chas enough speed to get away with playing WR and all the evidence suggests he can't block now, so why put a bunch of weight on him, slow him down and hope for the best? If it doesn't pan out you have just removed our biggest weapon on offense for yet another TE who can't block...we have enough of those.
God willing this staff can teach A.J. and Jake how to block (and the o-line as well...please,please,please) and we can keep our best option at WR at, you know, WR.
|1 week 1 day ago||Doesn't matter...||
even if BH new exactly what DB was going to do he wouldn't tell us until it was a done deal and if posters haven't realized that by now they haven't been paying attention. Honestly, who would want BH to actually tell the media before he told AB or anyone else they were going to be fired? Some people take qoutes given to media far too seriously.
Also, as TIMMAAAY said, he said he anticipated. If I were to read anything into his statement at all it would give me the exact opposite impression it is giving those who think it means AB and the entire staff are coming back.
|1 week 2 days ago||In all honesty...||
of what you posted comes true I don't see any way we end up with a better record next year. Our schedule is twice as tough, we lose key seniors on an offense that was far below average at best and (you say) keep the OC responsible for the debacle that was this year.
If we at least change position coaches on offense (and I mean pretty much all the position coahces) and Al is the Al from OSU 2013 then I might agree with you. If there aren't changes on the offensive side of the ball next year though, I don't see how our record gets better unless the defense scores a lot more points.That's sad, I know, but it's how I feel right now.
|1 week 2 days ago||So strange...||
I just don't know how to describe the feeling I had after that game. The game itself was equal parts ecstasy and anger but at the end it was somehow tranquil.
On the final drive I had three of my 5 year old quadruplets in the room with me cheering as loud as we could, as if somehow our desire to see them win would will UM to victory. The kids were hollering "let's go blue" while I urged them to yell louder. They scored the touchdown, it was incredible. Then they lined up for the two point conversion.
I didn't know what to think initially, then when the timeout was called I qiuckly understood what was happening and was behind the call 100%. The cheering in our home hit a fever pitch as DG threw that last pass...only to have it intercepted. The room went from a circus to a funeral in about .05 seconds.
I stood there, stunned for about 5 seconds and then thought, "that was a hell of a game". For the first time in weeks I wasn't thinking about who should be fired or how the loss might impact recruiting or other such ridiculous notions...As terrible as it sounds, I was just impressed with how our guys fought. I know they didn't win, but I have never been as at peace with a loss in my life. I mean, I hate that we lost (especially to OSU) but it didn't hurt like so many of the others.
Finally our offense looked promising. I go back to something I said before about Al. If we could be assured that this was the Al that would coach us I would be fine with him staying on as our OC. I think the guy is a class act and he clearly knows football. If he called games like this on the regular I would be crazy happy to keep him on. The sad thing is he usually reverts right after calling great games like this one.
Whatever happens going forward is irrelevant right now though. I hate that I'm at a point where a "moral" victory is consoling, but for me at least, it is right now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Hopefully...||
I find it sad that all the snowflake threads and complaining about AB threads get a bazillion posts and an appreciation thread for the guy who developed this awesome site gets < 100. Hopefully that's because the thread was started late in the evening or something but given the state of things lately I'm not altogether confident of that.
To Brian and the rest of he staff: I do appreciate all you do for this community of loyal UM fans and for much of this season it was this very site that kept me sane. I love many of the personalities that frequent this site (there are obviously a few exceptions, but not too many) and enjoying spending far too much of my time here.
Keep up the good work guys. It is very much appreciated.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well put...||
I often find myself on the opposite side of the debate as you, TIMMMAAY but I always appreciate the fact that with you, it always feels like a debate and not an arguement. I also enjoy reading purplestuff's view as he is very good at conveying his point without attacking other posters.
There are always two side to a debate and I love having them, but it bothers me to no end when people distort things to fit their side of the debate. Especially with what has been discussed here over the past month, there is plenty of ammunition for boths sides without making things up or distorting the truth. I wish we could all just discuss (debate) things civilly and dispense with all the hostility and fabrication.
|1 week 5 days ago||We're actually in agreement...||
I agree with everything you said, just to clarify. The last part of my post said everything DB said was complete BS, but that doesnt' change the fact that giving RR any credit (which he absolutely deserves) would have been a good idea in this context. That's all I'm saying. He should have just said they had a great season in '11 and left it at that, but not many people would ever accuse DB of being in touch with the needs of the fanbase.
|1 week 5 days ago||As I said...||
I don't want an arguement and actually like you as a poster so I hope you don't take offense when I say you completely missed my point.
So Maybe it wasn't the FIRST time he was asked a question about the fans (but it isn't something that's asked often. I also wasn't saying he should throw anyone under the bus. The point was he is very good at NOT throwing people under the bus when it suites him and yet he took the opportunity to do it to fans.
How many times has been asked about offensive playcalling? Has he ever even came close to saying it wasn't up to par? Should he say that it wasn't up to par? No, I agree. So when he is asked about the fans that have supported him since he has been here (with the exception of a small few) shouldn't they be given that same courtesy? I mean, he evades questions or gives non-answers all the time and I think this would have been a great time for one of those.
Now you seem to be one of those people who didn't take offense to this, and that's fine...everyone is entitled to their opinion. But for a guy like me, who supported this program while RR was here (through the good and the bad....but it was mostly bad back then) and then got behind BH as soon as he arrived here and have supported both he and the program the entire time, it hurts a bit.
Are there people who could be called fair weather fans in this (and every other) fanbase? Absolutely there are, but there are also lots who aren't. He didn't differentiate, he lumped us all in the same bunch. He didn't say "lots of our fans stick by us, or only a few fans are "fickle".
Again, to my main point: Had this come from a notorious hothead who was always making strange comments to the media I might not even raise an eyebrow. This, however, comes from a guy who has never made a misstep in a press conference in three years so you have to think he said exactly what he meant to say. To a guy who has been a loyal fan of this team since I first watched a game 30 years ago, that hurts a bit. It doesn't bother you and that's fine, but let others express how they feel as well.
|1 week 5 days ago||Exactly...||
I'm no football expert but read these posts and shake my head. DG's problems are directly related to his lack of blocking on the oline. Now he is tentative in every facet of his game, whether running or passing. Those things aren't going to change for Shane Morris either. What's worse is he isn't moblle like Gardner. He'll get killed.
Playing Shane Morris at this point would piss me off to know end because it would be the coaching staff saying the problems with this offense are related to him and not the pathetic coaching that has been going on.
|1 week 5 days ago||I would gladly take that....||
As I have said before, I don't give a rats ass who coaches this team, so long as they give these guys the best chance to win. If Al can prove in this game that he knows what he's doing (and it's sustainable) and we actually win...then that's awesome. If a win means we keep borges than I'll take it. I would never hope for a UM loss just to further my hopes of AB getting the axe.
|1 week 5 days ago||If you don't agree...||
If you don't agree that's fine, people don't always agree and frankly I'm so sick of all the negativity around here I almost (ALMOST) didn't come on here today. I do wonder though, how people could look at what was said and not have an issue with it.
BH has proven nothing if not that he is very calculated in what he says to the media. Everyone is always complaining about how he never gives answers and is never critical about his coaches etc. etc. etc. Now I do like BH and don't want him fired in the least way, but that comment bothered me a bit too (and I'm not even one of the fans he is talking about).
BH has put a sub par product on the field this year no matter how you slice it (I don't blame him for most of it however). He has resisted the urge to throw any of his coaches under the bus or even attribute any of the losses to them, even though it has been clear what has been wrong. The first time he is asked a question about fans, what does he do? Does he give those fans, the ones who pay the ticket prices that pay his pay check, the same type of loyalty? No, he throws them under the bus.
Again, if you don't have an issue with that, that's cool, it's your business but let others others convey their frustrations with it. To conclude, if BH thinks fans are fickle now, imagine what he would have thought if he were here in 2008-2010. What he has experienced is extremely mild in comparison. My final beef with the whole thing is that I don't believe fickle is the right word for it anyway. He should have called them fair weather fans if he had to say anything at all.