"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 hours 18 min ago||Did anyone at the||
Did anyone at the Michigan-Maryland game this weekend try the giant pretzel covered in crab meat and chedder cheese? That thing was incredible. (It was also $22!)
Maybe that pretzel can coach the football team.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Both could disappear forever||
Both could disappear forever and I would not be dismayed one bit.
Both could disappear forever and I would weep uncontrollable tears of joy because their commercials are fucking awful and unending.
|1 day 21 hours ago||It doesn't matter what other||
It doesn't matter what other players do because their cards provide data on betting strategy.
Good lord you must be an awful blackjack player.
|6 days 4 hours ago||"okay Seth you have to drop||
"okay Seth you have to drop Draft Kings as a sponsor now because ESPN took $40 million or whatever to let your sponsor eye-fuck everyone who consumes ESPN."
Dropping DraftKings as a sponsor is certainly not what I was suggesting (apologies if that was implied), and I don't want you to be unable to write for the blog as a living. Like I said, I love his blog, and you guys are great. Whatever it is you decide, I appreciate your thoughtful responses here.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I can control what we put on||
I can control what we put on this site and how, but I think it'd be unfair for us to stop doing the thing we've been doing for four years because our sponsors got huge.
I've been a reader of this blog since the Haloscan days (Gnarls Woodson for the win!), and I certainly don't begrudge you guys from relying on advertisers to maintain your livelihood and to keep this blog great. (And in fact, this exchange has caused to me to make click the beveled guilt link and make a donation.) But I don't recall posts that look like actual content but that are, in fact, little more than a lengthy advertisement for one of your sponsors being a "thing [you've] been doing for four years." Was the first sentence of any post four years ago a link to a "daily fantasy game?"
I have no problem with Brian now starting the UFRs with a word from your sponsors. (Nor do I have any issues with banner ads on the page.) This feels very different. Most (though admittedly not all) posts on the blog have something to do with Michigan. This clearly doesn't, and does nothing but pimp DK's site. I'd have no issue with a banner or a notice on an actual post about Michigan stating that it was sponsored by DK, and that we should go check the site out. This clearly isn't that. Put another way, Brian would post the UFRs whether or not there was a sponsor for them. Would this post have been written but for the fact that DK is a sponsor?
Finally, the fact that DK "got huge" is relevant. Its commercials are obnoxious, they're everywhere, and that fact that DK is influencing content here prompts the same visceral reaction on this site as the commercials do everywhere else.
Love the blog, and Go Blue!
|6 days 17 hours ago||However, I think blurring||
However, I think blurring content with advertising like this is a mistake and degrades something that I think is about the best thing in the whole world.
Nicely said, and 100% acccurate. This Dave Brandon-esque.
And holy cow, is there no escaping the obnoxiousness that is Draft Kings? Their commercials are everywhere, and every one of them is totally unbearable.
|1 week 3 days ago||And our quarterback is better||
And our quarterback is better than theirs too......... not.
Killer reference, Garth!
|1 week 4 days ago||Prior to the Ohio State game,||
Prior to the Ohio State game, were you aware of any "exploitable weaknesses" on the 2006 defense?
|1 week 4 days ago||Here's A Constructive Response To Drew Sharp:||
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||This is the correct response,||
This is the correct response, and deserves more love.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I know it's quick thinking,||
I know it's quick thinking, but maybe coaches should teach that just in case the scenario ever arises.
I'm guessing that's something that punters are reminded of when kicking out of or close to their own endzone. Here, he was forty yards away when the ball was snapped, and therefore the topic probably didn't come up.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I come here to escape from||
I come here to escape from all of the bad shit in the world.
If that's the case, how about you just not click on the thread, as opposed to being an asshole?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Stating he can't wait for||
Stating he can't wait for Rudddock to be 3rd string. Maybe I missed the joke.
The best part is that you repeated the "Rudddock" misspelling and still didn't get the joke.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||All I remember was thinking||
All I remember was thinking they were lucky WMU agreed to call the game.
Brady Hoke sucked on pretty much every level, but this is just stupid.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||It could have effects on the||
It could have effects on the legality of suspensions for other things like domestic violence in the absence of criminal convictions.
I'm not at all missing the point, and if the effect that it has is that process afforded to the players prior to the imposition of discipline becomes a fair and transparent one, that's great.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||The stretch was a four-game||
The stretch was a four-game suspension for maybe "being generally aware."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I know from experience, dude.||
I know from experience, dude.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||College football annihilates||
College football annihilates you and leaves you. Then it comes back.
I mean, this is perfect. (And welcome back college football.)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||They made Shane an offer he||
They made Shane an offer he couldn't refuse.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||He's just an old man to 16-||
He's just an old man to 16- and 17-year olds.
You sure about that? Check out Michael Jordan's domination of the basketball shoe market: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-michael-jordan-brand-nike-basketbal...
Kids love the brand. This is very big for recruiting.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh is the leader of the||
Harbaugh is the leader of the University of Michigan's football team. His stance on "American Sniper" is worthy of no more deference than your own.
|22 weeks 5 hours ago||And Brady threw for 31/56,||
And Brady threw for 31/56, 375 yds, but only one TD vs Ohio State. Was that Henson's (who didn't play) fault too?
I swear...everyone remembers Brady's time at Michigan so different than it actually was.
You should make sure you're talking about the same year as everyone else before you get all uppity.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Bite your heathen tongue.||
Bite your heathen tongue.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||HAIL BEILEIN!||
|28 weeks 3 hours ago||NO THE RULES ARE THE RULES||
NO THE RULES ARE THE RULES AND THERE IS NO QUESTIONING THEM!
|29 weeks 5 hours ago||Sheeeeeeit.||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke was aware, though not||
Hoke was aware, though not fully aware, of the twitters.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Isiah was blackballed by||
Isiah was blackballed by Jordan, Pippen, and Malone.
And it was totally justified. (Go Bulls!)
|34 weeks 3 days ago||My god this post is THE||
My god this post is THE WORST.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||To be honest, your post comes||
To be honest, your post comes across a little douchey
A little? He sounds like a total asshole.