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|3 days 6 hours ago||He is still from Michigan,||
He is still from Michigan, still played for Michigan and still represents Michigan culture.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Actually, Manziel is from||
Actually, Manziel is from Texas. He is the one who we are talking about adopting a culture not York. York is being used as the example of Michigan culture precisely because he is from Michigan.
Also, not overly sensitive, just objective.
|3 days 12 hours ago||At least he hasn't stooped to||
At least he hasn't stooped to adopting Michigan culture (ie punching people in the face and facing multiple assault charges) yet. I don't think a Michigan blog is in any position to be calling out lesser character issues in other teams' players right now.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not true. It is exactly 50||
Not true. It is exactly 50 years not 50+. The Browns won it in 1964.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I am comparing him to those||
I am comparing him to those players because those are the kind of guys he will have to compete with at Bayern to get playing time. These are exactly who he should be compared to. I am not comparing him to those players because I think he will be as good as them. Actually, if you look at my point, it is that he is unlikely to be as good as them. More to your point and that of the 1st reply to your comment, there is no reason to think he might not be the best player for the USA for the next decade plus. Indeed, probably no other player better projects to that accolade. But this doesn't mean that he will make it at a team like Bayern. So far, no American has.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, I'm not cherry||
Actually, I'm not cherry picking at all. Your examples only further prove my point. I will admit that I haven't heard of Subotic before, but he was foreign born and plays for a foreign national team, so not a real great comparison. Also Dortmund is not on the same level as a Bayern. Rossi also plays for a foreign national team and his club team is not elite, at least not like Bayern. Reyna never played for a top team. Remember, he was at Man City before they got rich. And concerning O'Brien, the Eredevisie is not a top league (part of my point above) and he was there after their years of dominance.
My point is this: no American has succeeded at a team the caliber of Bayern for any prolonged period of time (Howard's 1 year at Man U is why I qualify with the word prolonged).
There are also plenty of other German born players on the US national team right now if you think those are better comparisons, but none of them have found success at top teams. I am an American and a Bayern fan so I hope Green becomes the first successful American at a truly elite European team, but he has a huge mountain to climb and is behind some really great players who were much further along in their development at the same stage of their career.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't deny that is a fair||
I don't deny that is a fair difference to point out, but to deny that they have many similarities is incomprehensible to me when I have pointed out so many.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yes I realize he is a||
Yes I realize he is a teenager (barely at 19), but look at what other top players were doing when they were around his age. Muller was the leading scorer at the last world cup as a 20 year old and might be the top scorer again this time around. In the season that started when he was 19, he played every game for Bayern and scored 19 goals in all competitions, 13 in the Bundesliga. Robben played half the EPL season for Chelsea as a 20 year old and scored 9 goals in all competitions. Shaqiri put in 8 goals for Bayern a couple years ago as a 20 year old. I didn't even mention Ribery, the best of the bunch. Perhaps I was being a little over pessimistic, but the kind of players that play regularly for teams like Bayern are really really good and Green still has a lot to prove. There is a big difference between dominating at the reserve level (which is where Green was last year and he did definitely dominate) and being able to perform for a first team in one of the top leagues such as EPL, La Liga or the Bundesliga.
Furthermore, consider the results of other Americans going to top European teams. Oguchi Onyewu basically fell off the map when he moved to AC Milan (where he never played a game). Even Tim Howard only lasted 1 full year as Manchester United's top keeper. Brian McBride's years at Fulham and more recently Clint Dempsey's years at Fulham and Tottenham are the most success any American field player has had in a major overseas league but these were at mid-level teams. American goalies (Howard, Friedel, Keller and recently Guzan) have had significant success at mid-level teams in top European leagues (mostly EPL in this case), but again, no American has ever been sucessful at a top European team.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You're kidding right? They||
You're kidding right? They are both American (same nationality) wingers (same position) who are in/came through top Bundesliga youth systems (same league). Donovan has probably been the best American soccer player at least of the last decade and probably ever (I'll admit Dempsey has been the top American the last couple years). Green is certainly the most hyped American prospect currently and one of the most hyped ever. Not only is Donovan a fitting comparison, no other American ever would be a better comparison.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||There is no way Green sees||
There is no way Green sees time at Bayern this year with Ribery, Robben, Muller and Shaqiri all operating on the wings. Hopefully he can contribute on loan somewhere. Honestly, I doubt he ever amounts to anything at Bayern. Even when those guys get too old, they will just restock with better players than Green. Donovan couldn't hack it in the Bundesliga at Bayer Leverkusen, there is no reason to think Green will fare any better.
|13 weeks 10 hours ago||No, that doesn't apply here.||
No, that doesn't apply here. That only applies if the identity of the victim of the libel is implied and the victim would not want to come forward and identify himself as being the person with the small penis. Here Johnny Manziel is explicitly identified afording the author no protection.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Is Sterling Jenkins not||
Is Sterling Jenkins not considered a likely prospect anymore? Of course, likely is a very tenative word at this point, but I figured we had at least as good an opportunity with Jenkins as with Fruhmorgen.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Come on. If you are extolling||
Come on. If you are extolling the Michigan education then you should probably do it in an educated manner. I think you are looking for attrition, not arbitration. Once all the money making sports unionize in a few more years then we may see arbitration cases involving college athletes, but not yet. Also, it is who, not whom when the pronoun is in the nominative case, as it is in your sentence. If you say who when you should say whom you just sound dumb. If you say whom when you should say who, you sound dumb and pretentious.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It's not being used in a||
It's not being used in a sentence so you can't tell which case the pronoun should take. It is indeterminant.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure where 85 comes||
I'm not sure where 85 comes from. It is actually 82 unless you are counting some walkons (Kerridge and Glasgow are the only returning ones that had scholarships last year as Glanda and Reynolds are finishing their 5th year) and the return of Hagerup. Also, we don't really have any realistic targets left this year (maybe McDowell if we are really, really lucky). Since all of these guys would have run out of eligibility after next year anyways, it doesn't really open up any new slots then either, so this attrition actually has very little effect on recruiting.
|30 weeks 6 hours ago||Will Campbell||
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, his SAT was below||
Actually, his SAT was below 1000 as reported by both Rivals and Scout. Scout also reports a retake of 1060. He comes from a joke HS, hence the inflated GPA. Also, his major at Stanford was communications, not exactly impressive. He might be smart for a football player, but he is still a football player and never even would have been considered for admission to Stanford on academic merits alone.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Actually they apparently do||
Actually they apparently do let just anyone in there if they are an athlete. If you look up Sherman's recruiting profile on Rivals or Scout his SAT was less than 1000. I doubt if anyone gets in with that bad of a score if they aren't an athlete. I don't know if affirmative action can even make up for that bad of a score. Also, I would imagine his major was something like communications, kinesiology or general studies.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. Gallon had more||
Agreed. Gallon had more receptions, yards and touchdowns both total and on a per game basis. Gallon also had more yards per catch and a longer longest reception than Abbrederis. I thought this last week sealed 1st team for Gallon.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||I thought this last week||
I thought this last week sealed Gallon as a first teamer. He beat Abbrederis in literally every categorey: receptions, yards, touchdowns per game and total. Gallon also had a higher yards per reception average and a longer longest reception.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||I thought this last week||
I thought this last week sealed Gallon as a first teamer. I don't think Abbrederis beat him in any receiving category. Gallon had more receptions, yards and touchdowns per game and total. He also had a higher yards per catch than Abbrederis and a longer longest reception than Abbrederis.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||This is definitely an issue||
This is definitely an issue of perspective. I am from central Ohio and my entire family is Ohio fans. A successful Ohio is far more annoying to me than a successful MSU. I do sympathize that it may be just the opposite for those living in Michigan. If it makes you fell any better MSU is not taken very seriously around here (meaning either my original home around Columbus or where I currently am, in Cleveland).
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, a lot of kids (both||
Yeah, a lot of kids (both athletes and non-athletes) say or think they are interested in engineering and then end up never doing it. Anytime I hear an athlete claim interest in engineering or pre-med I take a wait and see approach before heaping praise on them for their "focus on academics."
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Kind of ironic how the author||
Kind of ironic how the author claims OSU fans are so dumb when he can't even spell barbell right. Overall a rather juvenile, contrived piece. Half of it could be arbitrarily said about some fans in any fan base. He does get a few things right though, for instance how Urban was a cheater in the eyes of OSU fans while at Florida, but is a saint now.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||I can't tell if this is||
I can't tell if this is supposed to be a joke. In the very sentence you praise Hand's apparent valuation of education you make a grammatical error using the objective case of the pronoun instead of the nominative. Regardless, I agree that guys actually valuing education in college ball is rare. However, I don't think it is rare for kids to say that they value education and then do nothing to back it up. Only time will tell whether Da'Shawn is serious or not.
|47 weeks 20 hours ago||Actually they do get a||
Actually they do get a stipend for living expenses. Very few choose to take out injury insurance and none of them are forced to do so. Players like Lewan have every oportunity to go pro after 3 years but he chose to come back and pay for the insurance policy. No big bad NCAA or NFL forced him to do that. If you want to remove age/years since HS requirements from NBA and NFL drafts, that would be one fair approach. A professional minor league system would also be a fair option.
|47 weeks 22 hours ago||Are the non-revenue||
Are the non-revenue generating sports' athletes going to get paid their net value to the university too (ie they would have to pay to play)? If you are going to pay revenue generating sports' athletes, and still keep your other sports you will have non-athletes paying into a general university fund that will also be used to pay athletes (which I guess already sort of happens at the majority of colleges where the athletics department loses money).
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Is Gallon a lock for Big Ten||
Is Gallon a lock for Big Ten Offensive player of the week? There were a couple other quarterbacks (Gardner included) who put up some big numbers, but not against this level of competition.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair, Wisconsin has||
To be fair, Wisconsin has been dominant as well. Granted they haven't played ND, but they also haven't given up a single point in 2 games while scoring at least 45 in each.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||That whooshing sound you just||
That whooshing sound you just heard was that comment going right over my head. But it more enlightening news it did prompt me to quickly check Michigan's interception history as listed on mgoblue.com. I was only able to find 2 guys in the 2000's who had more than 3 interceptions in a season: Warren had 4 in 2009 and Hall had 4 in 2005. That was actually surprisingly low to me. Hopefully this is an area we will see improvement in with an improved pass rush (hopefully).