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|6 hours 50 min ago||Failure is not an option.||
Failure is not an option.
|6 hours 51 min ago||Relax. Michigan has the mojo||
Relax. Michigan has the mojo workin'.
|1 day 7 min ago||Enough of this third party||
Enough of this third party stuff.
I just had a little iChat with Harbaugh. I asked him what his plans were. He pulled out his Samurai sword, took out a stack of 1000 dollar bills, and neatly cut the stack in half with his sword. So perfectly skilled was he with the sword, that he didn't even scratch the table.
"I don't know," he answered. "If I take the 48 million how many times will I be able to cut a stack of 1000 dollar bills in half with my sword?"
"Depends on the thickness of the stack," I answered.
"Oh, thanks. I forgot all about the math thing."
"No worries," I said. "You might want to clean that up with your special shovel. So are you coming to Michigan?"
"Yes I mean I don't talk about other jobs yes," he said.
Then he turned off his computer. That's all I know. I deleted the record of the chat just in case. The only people I'm telling are the folks here. So keep it a secret.
|1 day 3 hours ago||No, they were utterly random||
No, they were utterly random but by an infinitesimally tiny chance appeared to come together in a particular order.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I love that guy. He just||
I love that guy. He just makes crazy shit up, has hair to match, and gets on television to be an expert about the stuff he makes up.
Where can I get that job?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Actually Fox also has a huge||
Actually Fox also has a huge investment and partnership in the Big Ten Network. So there's that.
|1 day 7 hours ago||So if there's no news, why||
So if there's no news, why report it?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Fuck the NFL. Honestly.||
Fuck the NFL. Honestly.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It's nonsense.||
|1 day 12 hours ago||Michigan/Hackett are doing||
Michigan/Hackett are doing the right thing by making an offer that should be irresistible.
However, if Harbaugh doesn't come, it isn't the money. It's other things.
My gut tells me that this offer also signals other candidates that we really mean business this time around. I think it's a comparatively good thing this got out. It's going to pique the interest of other HCs and tell them that we take this shit very seriously indeed.
As for the rumors swirling around about ipads and all that, who cares.
|1 day 12 hours ago||If Harbaugh can't do it and||
If Harbaugh can't do it and the Plan B is Mullen, I'd be feeling pretty good about that.
But I think Harbaugh is coming.
|2 days 48 min ago||Comrade, the East Lansing||
Comrade, the East Lansing gulag is a fitting place for fascists who would destroy our revolution and its Heroes.
Moreover the Michigan legislature belongs in that gulag, even though it would be a short walk barefoot in the snow to get them there and they deserve worse.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Wrong, sir. We will then||
Wrong, sir. We will then gloat over our new coach being such a relative bargain!
|2 days 2 hours ago||I think Michigan just chills||
I think Michigan just chills at this point.
If there's a deadline, then it'll be favorable to JH. You don't make an offer like that and then put pressure on the guy to decide. You make the offer and come to a mutual agreement as to what is a reasonable time.
Frankly, Michigan threw down. That's a gigantic offer, and Michigan just showed the power of its resources.
With that number out there, a lot of coaches will think Michigan might just be a fantastic destination, I don't think we worry about Plan B. There are a lot of good coaches who'd say yes to half that.
|2 days 6 hours ago||It's not speculation, it's||
It's not speculation, it's absolutely true. Harbaugh will coach Michigan and the Raiders at the same time.
Firesign Theater once asked, "How can you be two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?"
Well, Jim will be in two places at once thanks to the help of our friend and his, Quantum Mechanics.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I had the very same dream,||
I had the very same dream, but it featured Hanukah Harry and the Ghost of Michigan Past, played by Brian Griese.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Screw everybody's wives and||
Screw everybody's wives and then you make millions is Lousiana?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yes.||
|2 days 13 hours ago||Michigan won plenty of games||
Michigan won plenty of games for many years without "filtered in noise." It's not needed, it's not important, and it hasn't won us any football games.
So quit complaining about older fans who were around for many years to see winning football, and who understand what that actually means.
|2 days 15 hours ago||It's possible that DB was the||
It's possible that DB was the author of those ideas. But either way, I think he was the wrong fit for Michigan, and frankly, it puzzled me why DB believed that a marketing guy was even remotely necessary at Michigan.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Back in the day? Which||
Back in the day? Which day?
My first year of Michigan fandom was 1958. The team didn't do so well, 2-6-1. I remember my father talking about the old days of NCs and such when we sat in the stands. The 50s weren't stellar years for M football. The stadium was often comparatively empty, even when OSU rolled in. You modern guys have never sat in such a quiet Michigan stadium during a game.
Also, men sat in the stands in sports coats and ties, women wore dresses and high heels. Weird to think of that now.
I was a sophomore when Bo was hired. We had been good, but not great in 1968. I remember a lot of students saying that Michigan wasn't a "football school" like MSU and OSU around that time. Most didn't think that was a bad thing; there was a lot of emphasis on academics and late 60s politics. The era of 100,000 at every game hadn't started.
One of my best friends was freshman tight end for Bump, and when Bo was hired, he thought Bo was a maniac and left the team to become a regular student. In fact, student transfers to other football teams were unusual.
I was at the game when Bo upset Woody. We weren't spoiled. We were ecstatic. The energy that had built up in the stadium over the hype surrounding the Woody team was palpable. It was the most exciting football game I've ever attended, and I remember feeling shocked that I felt so elated over a football game!
Ten Year War games were exciting. OSU had a knack for winning at the very end when they did win. Michigan seemed to have a knack for grinding OSU down and building a win more gradually, and then making key interceptions to prevent OSU comebacks. At least that's how I remember the games of that era. It may be just my faulty memory.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I once told that to an||
I once told that to an employee, and the guy made no attempt to find other work or leave. I finally had to fire him.
Sometimes it's better to just let a person go the old fashioned way.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I don't know why you're all||
I don't know why you're all so stressed. Harbaugh kommt.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Here's what happened:||
Here's what happened: Nebraska won the Stuck In 1997 Time Warp Trophy over us.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I think Pelini is a very good||
I think Pelini is a very good coach. Hoke, good somewhere other than Michigan.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I'm not a labor lawyer, but||
I'm not a labor lawyer, but wouldn't this be pre-empted by federal labor laws?
|4 days 1 hour ago||If this was true, which I||
If this was true, which I doubt at this point, it's funny that the blog that was so dismissive of the Michigan Man meme is now so happy about a fantasy staff loaded with Michigan Men.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Don't worry about it.||
Don't worry about it. Harbaugh's going to be Michigan's coach next year and that's all there is to it.
|4 days 5 hours ago||I'm pretty happy as-is. A||
I'm pretty happy as-is.
A Michigan Football win doesn't make me happy; it merely reinforces my existing state of equilibrium by meeting my expectations of victory. I'm in a jovial mood when these expectations are met.
On the other hand, a Michigan Football loss creates a disturbance in the Happiness Force. I'm in a sour mood for the rest of the weekend because my expectations have not been met.
The hiring of Harbaugh will therefore not make me happy in and of itself. What it will do is meet my expectations for the greatest university in the world, and, I hope, prevent those dismal Saturdays when expectations are not met.
|5 days 5 hours ago||"Hello, Mr. Harbaugh's||
"Hello, Mr. Harbaugh's office."
"Uh..I have to check and see if he's in. Who may I say is calling?"
"Just tell him it's a Michigan alum. He'll take the call."
"Oh, a Michigan alum! Well of course, I'll connect you immediately!"
"Hello, it's Jim."
"Jimmy baby, Michigan alum here. Team sucks. Need you to come and save the ol' alma mater."
"Yeah. Uh...what'd you say your name was?"
"Doesn't matter. Michigan alum here."
"I kind of have my hands full. I mean, I'm tickled that you asked, but...you know, hands kind of full right now."
"Jimbo. No playoffs for you. The old team beckons. I'll personally give you $100 to come back.That's on top of what the school pays. Winged helmets. Whaddaya say?"
"Make it $200 and you have a deal."
"Attaboy, Jim. Jimster!"