"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|1 week 2 hours ago||Nope, this is him. He sent||
Nope, this is him. He sent me a birthday card last month.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||...and that's the main reason||
...and that's the main reason it ain't happening. It makes sense. I can't remember the last time something surrounding the football programme happened because it made sense.
Now if you want to talk making cents...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't understand taking a||
I don't understand taking a timeout to decide if you are going to challenge. Why not just challenge if you are going to burn a timeout anyway? Am I missing something?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Did Harrison Ford eat loads||
Did Harrison Ford eat loads of Twinkies and become a head referee?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||one of these kids is doing its own thing||
probable mild concussion
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hate to be that guy...but I'm||
Hate to be that guy...but I'm tired of all the typos!
"There was a lot of time, a lot of effort put into all of it so that we could cover up everything that had to do with the incident."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think you are angry because||
I think you are angry because you feel like people are saying the main issue is the concussion when you know that's not true.
But most people are not saying the main issue is the concussion! People are saying that the main issue an incompetant administration who will not admit when they have made a mistake but lie and try to cover it up...and the concussion is just the latest example.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Aw forget it. Posting isn't||
Aw forget it. Posting isn't helping me.
Just hold me Brown Bear!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||And for my final attempt at||
And for my final attempt at therapy without starting a new thread...
(again I like Hoke, but think he's denying the reality of the situation)
I would like to ask Hoke the following questions:
1. Explain the difference, in your mind, between responsibility and accountability. We all know you are responsible for coaching the team. A quick look at your job title and salary demonstrates that. But what we don't understand is what you mean by being accountable for your responsibilties.
2. We know you like to look at the tape before voicing gut reactions to the public. So after watching tape over the last 12-18 months, point to one area of the team where you can use some sort of measurable criteria to verify improvement.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I really wanted Hoke to||
I really wanted Hoke to succeed. Like many of us, I like the guy.
And I don't really want to spend a lot of time spouting off about how stupid he is because I don't think that's true or really helps.
He is a great position coach...great at teaching DL technique and great at motivating and recruiting to the brand. He does have a strategy and I think it was farily obvious early on in his tenure that his strategy was "if we make the OL and DL dominant, we can win football games." We can agree or disagree whether, correctly implemented, this strategy actually works or not.
But what I think is painfully obvious now is that he cannot see the whole game in real time. And to me that is number 1 on the job description of a head coach.
This is never going to happen, but I think the best case scenario is Hoke - out of his love for Michigan - becomes the DL coach and Michigan hires a new HC. Those players loyal to Hoke would stay and we would retain one of our best recruiters to all that is Michigan football.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's too late guys. Dantonio||
It's too late guys. Dantonio is already ahead on his kickstarter for "Keep Dave"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||...said by the guy who cannot||
...said by the guy who cannot possibly figure out the complexities of mgopoints.
Hint: you get points by contibuting things to the blog that others find beneficial. you lose points by doing the opposite. If you look at that little number under "joined" you will get a brief glimpse into your current performance in this area.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||META: Each new board post||
META: Each new board post must begin with code letters that correspond to the stage of grief in which the poster finds himself.
D = Denial (eg. we are still young)
A = Anger (eg. Fire 'x')
B = Bargaining (eg. If we can finish with 'x' number of wins...)
Dp = Depression (eg. I can't care anymore)
Acc = Acceptance (eg. Michigan, and the Big Ten for that matter, are irrelevant. But it gives me more time to focus on my other hobby of painting rainbows and pink unicorns!)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I haven't re-watched the tape||
I haven't re-watched the tape and I don't plan on it. Man, some of you guys are real gluttons for punishment!
But to me it seemed like Gardner stepped up into trouble multiple time last night. I don't blame the guy for not feeling protected in the pocket. And yes there were many times when there was no pocket. But it seemed like I remember a few times when he didn't bail, but stepped into pressure.
Was i seeing things?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Verlander usually takes at||
Verlander usually takes at least an inning to get going. I think for him, the start is mightier than the pen.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think Devin can audible.||
I think Devin can audible. But I'm still confused and would love to know the truth.
I distinctly remember a back and forth last year from a Borges presser where he said Devin had permission to audible. It seems like Devin doesn't necessarily agree.
And does anyone else remember shortly after Denard went down how it seemed Devin was calling a load more audibles than Denard ever did? And they seemed to work?
So why did they seem to severely decrease over last season?
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||Actually I think he's from||
Actually I think he's from Pypsilanti. Real close to adrain.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||re: "Embracing debate" is||
re: "Embracing debate" is tolerating all sorts of things you shouldn't.
the same thing happens when people want to "debate" creationism or "debate" global climate change is not caused by humans. It's bull to consider both sides b/c there is only one side: the truth. This is why most theologians turn down formal debates - it legitimizes the bull by just being on the same stage. Many people didn't think Ken Ham should have debated that nut job a few months ago.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Rooting interests||
I suggest creating a fantasy 'football' team. Just take a stab and pick some players and it gives you a rooting interest, no matter which teams play.
It's hard to get quickly passionate about a particular club when you don't know their history, players, style, etc. But you may find yourself slowly warming to a specific team as you go along.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I think that's the nature of||
I think that's the nature of the World Cup. And what makes it so great. You can't hurt for four years until you get another shot, so you learn to look for the positives.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I think you may need to just||
I think you may need to just cool off. We are all disappointed. But so far what I got was Jurgan Klinsmann doesn't have a clue and Portugal isn't very good.
You definitely have a different opinion from all the other pundits!
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Very insightful. I'd +1 you||
Very insightful. I'd +1 you if I had the points!
I haven't watched a lot of the USMNT, but watching the local club team and England play 'hooof it and hope' from the back year after year is brain numbing.
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Definitely loving the USMNT||
Definitely loving the USMNT coverage as well! Keep it coming.
I agree with England = current UM. Both desparing over an empire lost. Let's just hope UM's drought doesn't last as long as England's. One of the football anthems here talks about '30 years of hurt' and it was written in '96!
Living in England, however, I think my English friends may compare the US to Rutgers..."So they have a team? And they play with us now?"
Continuing on the US = Rutgers theme, "Why do they persist in talking into a microphone when they clearly do not understand the PR ramifications?" Ok, I kid. I kid.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||"I love the site." I'm not||
"I love the site." I'm not sure if you know what that word means. Just a brief glance at your point total and it seems you must find a lot of it disagreeable.
We all free you from this relationshp mcbronco. I know it's hard to imagine it now, but there may be a more enjoyable place for you out there.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Don't live in fear man! It's||
Don't live in fear man! It's only once every 4 years.
I live on the other side of the pond now and have come to appreciate the excitment that the 'finality' of the WC competetion brings. It's so different from our American sports that seem to keep adding extra playoffs, extra races, extra playoffs for the playoffs...
There's something about knowing you have to wait 4 more years for another shot that adds that extra measure of exhilaration. (or extra agony for my adopted country!)
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't logged in or||
I haven't logged in or commented in a while either.
But I was wondering why our offensive line was so bad last year? I think it was a combination of youth, too complicated of an offensive sheme and our coaches may not be the best at developing players.
I'll just leave that here.
ps. just messing with ya.
pss. i actually just thought today I want to get to 100 points sometime and I need to say something.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||AD and season tickets||
Somebody should post the Saturday Night Live video of Chris Farley trying out for Chippendales. The one where he keeps trying to dance after he has been told 'no' repeatedly. Maybe with DB's head photoshopped on? "No Barney. No. We've made our decision..."
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I know we would never put||
I know we would never put muppets up for a win over Purdue...but a sock puppet would be nice?
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Fun game to watch. Ace I||
Fun game to watch. Ace I hope we can get a gif of the alley oop from Spike to Horford: Momentary Nebraska player stuck to the court followed by Spike rodeo finger in the air.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||yeah i have to use those||
yeah i have to use those leading up to Easter as well
/s it did give me a chuckle though!