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|1 hour 15 sec ago||Money, money, money...||
It's 8 mil per year people. That is statement money.
This decision was never going to be about the compensation; the offer just confirms that.
|5 hours 2 min ago||Posty...||
|5 hours 3 min ago||That did not sound like||
That did not sound like Brian.
|13 hours 36 min ago||Pressure||
Think of the pressure Jim is feeling to say yes. It gets stronger every day...
At this point a no is kind of a dickish move, right? Oh yeah...
|1 day 9 hours ago||Or...the first option is||
Or...the first option is dicking us around.
I choose to not believe that so am optimistic about Harbaugh being our next coach. With each day of silence it becomes more and more likely; if the answer is ultimately "no" Harbaugh knows he cannot waste Michigan's time.
This is a legacy moment regardless of decision. He will not screw us by setting up a Herbstreit again.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Success!||
|1 day 23 hours ago||Harbaugh Perspective||
Jim knows either decision will be public and is a legacy moment for him at Michigan regardless of choice. If he hated college football and wanted the NFL only, he would probably already have said so.
But now every passing moment with an ultimate "no" is his enemy as it will appear (and is true) that he is jerking the program around and putting us in an increasingly tenous position; he opens us up to being Herbstreited again. He does not want this as his legacy.
So I am thinking silence becomes a stronger yes everyday or something might break soon indeed.
I choose to believe he is mentally putting together a staff and waiting for the right NFL moment to break the news but the deal is done.
|2 days 45 min ago||Money||
Is about a 1.3% part of his decision. Harbaugh is declaring his legacy, one way or the other. There is no escaping that pressure. If he REALLY loved the NFL above all else, he would have already said that.
Now, if the answer is ultimately "no" he knows he is currently jerking us around and again, legacy and image are at play regardless.
I think we hear yes soon. If we hear nothing, the answer is also yes.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Pigs tickle.||
|1 week 23 hours ago||Perhaps we need a leader? I||
Perhaps we need a leader?
I can't wait for the Arizona game. Must see sports!
|1 week 23 hours ago||If not for the Syracuse warm-up game...||
We might have gotten blown out of the gym.
|1 week 1 day ago||Postgame Radio Interview||
Didn't catch it exactly (or perhaps can not believe what I heard) but Beilien said something to the effect that tonight was the best zone he had ever seen.
He does not strike me as one prone to hyperbole and did not stutter.
We are a painfully young team (fuck you NCAA indeed) but have a great program to root for.
|1 week 1 day ago||It is called Tradition.||
It is called Tradition.
|1 week 1 day ago||Slauson?||
I'm pretty certain I have not thought of that name in 20+ years. Whoa... Old, you say?
You get old right before you die.
|1 week 2 days ago||Eternal?||
I don't know. But it is still going strong for now...
Our damage is borne from many places; stretchgate in isolation should be a mild irritant at worst. But as it has played out I cannot help but still feel an arc of pain and disgust from everything that went down with that rag's sports section.
It was unprofessional and classless with conveniently horrible timing. Anti-journalism.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not About An Inferior Product||
But rather the sabotage of our program. They have lost me for life.
|1 week 3 days ago||Great Memory||
Commericialism can not shine brighter than making things like this happen. Fun!
Still...stay out of the stadium (of course).
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||The Hiring Criteria Article||
At a minimum check out criteria #5, "Have a plan", for extensive quotes from Bo describing how he choose his style of play (Beat Ohio) and acknowledging the major downside of that decision (sucked in Rose Bowl). His words are entertaining and etched into our program's DNA; indeed we have heard them plenty the past four years.
The other criteria neatly sums up how Hoke's personality and experience were inferior (basically good guys with marginal track records are a bad bet). Duh in retrospect, but valuable reflection on the basics of what just happened and what we want to see now.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yes!||
I was just up skiing on Jones Pass and I can confirm: Harbaugh is flying over Colorado right now!!!!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Double Finger Salute||
I loved it. Perfect for the greatest rivalry in sport.
Now it makes me sad, because, well, duh.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Yep.||
But, that priority is hurtful to the event itself. So, hmmmm...
Money has destroyed the soul of college football.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan Man||
Is an over-used term. I would like it to go away for awhile.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not The Same||
Nebraska was a great addition and represented everything the conference historically took pride in.
Maryland and Rutgers...ahhh...no, we should not be surprised that this type of foolish money-motivated addition is killing the golden goose.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||All Field Goals||
They beat us without scoring a TD!
I recall Bo being very irritated about this.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Or...||
The NCAA would have defered to the decision of a fine student-athlete vs. enforcing an archaic (and changing!) rule regarding a substance now legal in 23 states.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Must quantify Frank Clark dominance!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Damning||
Of DB this is.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ouch||
Well written. Always a shame when Michigan is no different and doesn't recognize or appreciate tradition.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||'Murica!||
Remind your wife (everybody really): Land of the FREE!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Cobalt Blue Winter Sky||
Over a deep Rocky Mountain snowpack. It has begun once again... :)