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|17 weeks 2 days ago||Bredeson should have an||
Bredeson should have an upside down star for being a top recruit, right?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Steve- Do you think Harbaugh||
Steve- Do you think Harbaugh is burning redshirts with any thought to the fact that guys further down the depth chart as upperclassmen can then transfer without losing a year of eligibility?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I've also noticed that he||
I've also noticed that he uses "honestly" a lot when talking to the press, but based on this interview I think he only does it when he's in coach speak mode.
If you ask him a good, pointed question he's allowed to answer freely, like most of those in this interview, then he gives a direct answer without all of the extra honestlies.
Can't knock him too much for it; he's got to say something without always saying anything, plus one of the VPs at my company can't be on a simple client call without saying "actually" in every other sentence.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Word Count||
I'm always amazed at this annual content explosion.
Can we get a running word count at the top of each post that sits next to The Story, QB, etc.?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Hey Mods - The Title has AvOcado Misspelled||
I don't want to be that guy, but I also don't want this glorious blog to have a big fat typo at the top of it.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||"This is porn"||
Actual text I sent my friend during this game.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Just make "The RPI Effect Only" teams a list||
As Michael Scott would say, "That's a WIn-WIn-Win."
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Incredible||
Don't ever stop making these.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||This is ridiculous||
"Chasing the standard?"
Harry played seeker, not chaser. I mean, if he's a chaser, where's the quaffle?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Video won't play on an iPad||
Says the maker of the vid is controlling that. Any chance you change it?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Great post, but don't forget about Denard||
You said that Jim Harbaugh was the most recent M QB to be an All American, but Denard was an All American by the Football Writers Association of America at the end of 2010. You could say that he doesn't count because they only listed him as a "back," but he was an M QB All American.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||7 Nation Army||
Did anyone else here the crowd chanting it early in the match?
Looks like the Big House isn't alone.
|5 years 1 week ago||I really like that Brady Hoke||
I really like that Brady Hoke started calling OSU "Ohio" - I initially saw it as an interesting quirk and a way to stir up the rivalty. Although I was pretty indifferent about everyone using Ohio instead of Ohio State, I think it's starting to get out of hand.
I know that this article is about M, OSU, and PSU, but was I the only one who reread the first sentence after the block quote because it said Ohio instead of Ohio State? This wouldn't be an issue except for the fact that there really is a school called Ohio, especially when we're talking about a sport where they might actually have a solid program. (Turns out they don't.)
I don't have enough points to start a thread anymore, but I think "Ohio" thing is starting to jump the shark when we use it every time we refer to OSU - particularly in a news article and not an opinion piece. It's starting to remind me of the way every RCMB poster will use scUM instead of just UM.
Am I alone on this? And this isn't meant as a knock on the OP, but it was a bit confusing.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Another cool story (bro)||
My friends and I were at Harry Buffalo before the game and ran into John Merrill's mom. Didn't want to make it weird and ask why he was suspended, but she was very cool..and actually pretty good looking. Seemed like she was enjoying herself and just volunteered the fact that she was his mom when she saw all of us in Michigan gear.
Not worthy of a thread, but wanted to throw it out there.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I was always partial to Boiler Room|
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Hey Ace - my take||
This is quite obviously amazing and the effort is certainly appreciated, so the following questions are more of a Devil's Advocate-like exercise.
I don't know what your schedule or the schedules of other MGoReaders is like, but I wonder if it's worth it to do a full, play by play, UFR considering how many basketball games there are and the difference between basketball and football games' style of play.
I'm curious as to what your process is in while making this. Do you have to replay each possession? How many times? Does it get really tedious? (Obvious caveats apply for this being the first time.)
Would we get 90% of the information and jist with you doing much less work if you were to break the game up into 8 5-minute segments and give your impressions? There could still be links to certain plays and you could still grade the players (and add some info that others have mentioned), but I imagine it's pretty time consuming to explain every single play in detail.
At the very least, this type of UFR could be stop-gap until you do more research on Beilein's offense since without more context you might not be able to explain what's really happening (and perhaps what's supposed to happen, making the player grades more valuable).
Thoughts from Ace and others?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||One nit to be picked||
In some parts of the diary you have the explanation before the picture, in others you have the explanation after the picture.
It's admittedly a nitpick, but is it possible to stay with one? or maybe use a colon or something? Otherwise, it's excellent. Thanks for the insights.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Don't give until it hurts, give until it feels good||
That's the right amount.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Hey Ace||
I found a great van pic for your next Creeper Van Originals:
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Hey Mathlete||
I'm loving the Mid-Week Metrics posts, but one thought regarding the best and worst plays:
Would it be possible to note the play number of each instead of (or in addition to) just ranking them 1 2 3?
I'm pretty sure I can find them in the chart, but it's still tought to tell since we don't know what play number they were. It would also be interesting to how the Win Percentage responds to the team's play calling after important plays.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Wrigley Field||
used to hold the record for most football games hosted by a stadium. It took until 2003 for the record to be broken.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Soundtrack||
I could definitely picture someone driving a creeper van with the windows down and that music playing.
He's probably got a mustache too.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I understand what you're saying||
It might not be in the best taste, but I'm not sure the analogy totally works since one instance is a famine and one is a genocide (passive vs. active). Since it's on a ND board, it could be one of those "we can say it bc it's us" things.
I think we can all agree that comparing Denard to "an occupying imperial power," at least on the football field, is apt sentiment.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||This has to be offered in the MGoStore||
Courtesy Her Loyal Sons:
Denard Robinson – Destroying More Irish Lives than the Potato Famine
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I walked past him after the game||
He was by the entrance to the tunnel as the players were coming out. I didn't want to bother him, but I overheard him say that he's gained some weight (said it with a smile on his face). Hopefully that means he's doing well.
Also, Marvin Robinson's mom wears a #3 jersey with the name "Marvin's Mom." I thought that was awesome.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||What's a c**nt?||
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I concur||
Though I do like having a piece of fluff to get things started if it's really interesting. The Darboh story is a good example.
Some of the other fluff seems like it could be an Etc. type thing, or a "Quickly," to borrow from Dr. Saturday.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||To be fair||
I prefer Ace's work, since the smile reminds me more of Brick's innocence:
|6 years 5 weeks ago||This is what I was expecting||
when I saw transmogrifier.
Someone turn it on its side while Brian isn't looking. Think of all the content we would have with 2 Brians!
|6 years 13 weeks ago||"based on his high school performance"||
"based on his high school performance"
Is there any other performance on which we should be basing our opinions?