I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 16 hours ago||Duke has two losses and||
Duke has two losses and barely beat Vermont at home. Tuesday night is going to be tough, but Duke is certainly not unbeatable.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Often imitated, never duplicated||
There are plenty of Michigan blogs out there, but none comes close to the depth of analysis and quality of writing on this site. It's hard to articulate how much Brian has done for the fanbase by creating this site. I know that I'm a better and more knowledgable fan as a result of it. It's a shame how many people take this site for granted while spending so much time reading it. Bitch all you want, I guess, but remember, you aren't paying for its content and Brian doesn't owe you anything.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Whoops. That comment was||
Whoops. That comment was supposed to respond to one of SQ's.
|1 week 1 hour ago||It's sad that you cannot stop||
It's sad that you cannot stop trashing Rich Rod. We get it, you think he was terrible. (For what its worth, his impotent offense in year three was far more effective than the current one.). He's not the cause of every problem the program is currently dealing with. Enough already.
|1 week 1 day ago||It seems like a COMPLIMENT to||
It seems like a COMPLIMENT to the team only if you remove the qualifer at the beginning of his sentence: "what this team wants to show up..." That language suggests that when the team underperforms, which recently, has been constant, it is because the team did not "show up," or give enough effort. That is not a compliment; it is a direct affront to the team. You can't take only half of the sentence and then say it's an "uncontroversial compliment."
|1 week 1 day ago||45 in a row?||
You're my hero.
|1 week 2 days ago||1997||
I got pepper-sprayed in the mouth as we all attempted to rush the field, which was awful, but it was totally worth it. Everything about that day was incredible. I don't recall the Big House ever being louder, and the student section was like a giant mosh pit that never stopped jumping up and down and celebrating. Still the single best sporting event I've ever experienced in person.
|1 week 4 days ago||Everyone even remotely||
Everyone even remotely associated with the Michigan football program, including the fans, deserves better than Al Borges.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Which is why you shouldn't||
Which is why you shouldn't look at results in a vacuum. Context matters. RR was brought in to blow up the program (offensively, at least), and 2008 was the result of trying to install his brand new system without his personnel (and really, without talented personnel for any system). But the trend under RR, at least offensively, was upwards. Hoke's team in year 3 looks significantly worse than it did in year 1 (when the team was composed almost entirely of RR recruits). I don't think Hoke should be fired (Borges is another story), but comparing him to RR isn't quite as black and white as comparing their overall records.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This comment is full of win.||
This comment is full of win.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I will note that the ability||
I will note that the ability to re-evaluate new data and acknowledge you were wrong is not always considered a character flaw.
I don't ever consider the ability to acknowledge a mistake a character flaw. I think it's a virtue. I do consider it incredibly lame to write something woefully uninformed and asinine, and then subsequently erase it and pretend that it never happened. Which was what happened with Chitown's ridiculous post on your blog, and wholly-consistent with his presence on this site.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||WLA||
My favorite part of the "Wolverine Liberation Army" blog was immediately after the Freep Stretchgate allegations came out. Chitown wrote a blog post that essentially criticized the coaching staff's actions "pretty much indefensible" (I'm admittedly paraphrasing). After multiple people pointed out that his position was absurd and that the Freep allegations were total bullshit, the post was removed from the site, and Chitown claimed that it had been "accidentally deleted." That, to me, was the WLA in a nutshell. Shoot/criticize/patronize/berate first, aim later.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||A rolling stone could||
A rolling stone could probably start at quarterback for Michigan State.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah I think Bellomy's||
Yeah I think Bellomy's recruitment was more a product of circumstances, not philosophy.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Wha?||
I usually don't agree with a lot of his stuff but seems like he understands Michigan Univeristy.
Not if he refers to it as "Michigan University." (I know it's piling on at this point, but totally necessary.)
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Denard "shoulda realized who||
Denard "shoulda realized who he really was"? (How old are you to use the word "shoulda"?) Is there anything to suggest that he held his breath, stomped his feet up and down and demanded to play QB? Was it Denard's role to dictate which position he played? Have you ever seen anything in his personality to suggest that he would have done something like that? Isn't it the coaches' job to figure out where players fit best? Besides, the above poster's point is correct; from all practice reports we saw in 2011, Gardner was not ready to take over at QB (he looked terrible in the Spring Game that year). Besides, Denard had won B1G offensive p'ayer of the year at the position in 2010, and in 2011, we went 11-2 and finally beat Ohio State behind Denard's performance, which was the best we'd seen by a Michigan offensive player in the Game since Timmy B in 1995. The offense functioned pretty well in 2011 and got a BCS win (although Denard admittedly played poorly in that game), and so keeping him at QB in 2012 wasn't a crazy move, and perfectly understandable. The only real mistake the coaches made at the start of the 2012 season was moving Devin to WR instead of keeping him as second string QB. We probably beat Nebraska last year if Devin had been ready to step in when Denard went down (and we would have won that game in any event had Denard not gotten hurt).
Devin is absolutely destroying it, and I hope he continues to play his way into a first-round lock (although I hope he comes back for one more year). But I can't imagine he was at the beginning of 2012 the same player he is now (if he was, and the coaches made him switch positions, that's insane), and he certainly wasn't that player in 2011. And to try and make your point that he should have been playing this whole time based upon what he's doing during his 4th year in the program, while at the same time highlighting only Denard's limitations while diminishing his accomplishments and contributions to the program, arguably is "STFU" worthy.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Ha. Not a bad idea.||
Ha. Not a bad idea. Although let's call Streets a "non-factor" in terms of his contributions to the basketball team. Streets was always my favorite player on the football team based upon the fact that Streets' high school basketball team beat Kevin Garnett's in the Illinois state playoffs in 1995. That provided no rational basis for me to be such a big fan of his, but no one ever said fandom was rational.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||I don't think Marcus Knight||
I don't think Marcus Knight wore the #1 jersey (he overlapped with Terrell), but your point is well-taken.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||I swear it was Kicking||
I swear it was Kicking "Competency" Lopata back in the day. Or was it all just a lie?!?
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||No, because it only focuses||
No, because it only focuses on the interior of the line.
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||He was playing a||
He was playing a super-douchey version of himself. And it was awesome.
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||Vanderbeek was awesome in||
Vanderbeek was awesome in "Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23." His ongoing performance made me surprisingly sad the show was cancelled.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Meh||
What happens if these guys become "legends" in their own right? If Gallon puts up the monster year everyone is predicting of him, shouldn't he be honored at some point? Will they use #21 (a number that should forever be tied to Desmond) or #10 (a number that he won't have worn his senior year)? I think the idea here is fine, but it's a little short-sighted.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||While that may be true,||
While that may be true, you're aware that Denard was in fact quite good at running with the football, aren't you?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||You're giving him far too||
You're giving him far too much credit. Overreacting to comments made in jest is what he does.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||LOL||
As a Bulls fan, I'm laughing at the ridicluousness of every aspect of this comment. The BULLS were classless in that series? This is the same series in which Rodman shoved Pippen under the basket, correct? I'm sure the Bulls were devastated by the Pistons' "one final FU" on the way out. It clearly made a huge impact when they won the first of their six titles that year.
The fact of the matter is that in 1989 and 1990, the Bulls were far more talented team than the Pistons. They were just incredibly young (Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant were both drafted in 1987). Once they figured out how to play together and to overcome the Pistons' supremely ugly brand of basketball, the Pistons had no chance. Which is why even though 1990 was a 7-game slugfest, 1991 was a 4-game shellacking. And after that, the Bulls never looked back.
(Since this post seems almost certain to incite further angry responses, Go Blue!)
|43 weeks 3 days ago||You've got to be kidding.||
You've got to be kidding.
|46 weeks 1 hour ago||It's probably worth reminding||
It's probably worth reminding yourself that Deadspin got this right after more "reputable" outlets ran with the dead girlfriend story for months.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I'm as big a Notre Dame hater||
I'm as big a Notre Dame hater as there is, but they were the Number 1 team in the country heading into the game.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||"I think one of the best||
"I think one of the best measures to compare is # of lengthy drives. I think (someone will correct if I'm wrong) Devin has more in 3 games than Denard all year."
This metric is more than a little bizarre. If Denard has less "lengthy drives" because he had a bunch that result in TDs because of long runs by him, that should be held against him? That makes no sense.
The Devin-Denard debate is counterproductive. They weren't even really competing against one another because the coaches moved Gardner to a different position. Presumably after concluding that Denard, at least at the start of the season, gave them a better chance to win at QB.