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- It's getting to the point that I'm seriously considering giving some credence to MGrowOld's conspiracy theories. Or maybe there's an "unless the victim is named Rudock" addendum to the targeting rule.
|6 days 7 hours ago||sidewalks and crosswalks are for pedestrians||
Cyclists are vehicles, according to Ohio law, with all the same rights and obligations as drivers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||TD vulture 2||
The way Hill hops into the endzone is fantastic.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Poor writing indeed||
I lost count, but out of 110+ paragraphs.
At least 70 were one sentence.
The longest paragraph. Had three sentences. Or at least sentence fragments.
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Are you||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Death penalty||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I'll accept mediocre defense||
Given Beilein's reputation as an offensive mastermind. However, it seems like forever since we saw the offense firing on all cylinders against a respectable opponent. Some of that is obviously due to injuries, but still.
It shouldn't be that easy to prevent Duncan Robinson from getting open looks, and it shouldn't be that hard to find easy buckets against teams that focus on preventing those looks. Overall, there've simply been way too many bad offensive possessions, especially this deep into the season.
Whenever Beilein's time is up, I personally hope our next coach is defensively oriented for two reasons. First, because sound defense is far less susceptible to variance than Beilein's offense has proven to be, and second, because I've seen countless instances of good defense leading to easy offense, but it's hard to come up with many examples of the inverse.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||my snowflake||
Beilein should fire his least productive assistant in:re recruiting and hire an assistant who has at least heard of that whole "defense" thing. I'm beginning to think that J-Mo taught himself how to defend, sort of analagous to Mike Hart vis-a-vis Fred Jackson.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||It's getting to the point||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I love the depth||
We have so many guys who can go off for 20+ on any given night. Obviously Walton, LeVert, and Irvin once he gets back, but then add Spike, Dawkins, and Robinson. Not to mention, with a favorable opponent and/or individual matchup, any of the bigs could go off. That offensive efficiency record we set a couple years back could be in serious jeopardy; I'm looking forward to lots of death from above this season.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||This is a good diary but||
Simply saying MSU position X is better than UM position X lacks nuance. If you rated each position on a 10-pt scale, I think it would be much more informative. For example, it might go a long way toward explaining why a MSU offense that's equal to or better than UM at every position other than TE hasn't managed to significantly outproduce UM's offense, or why UM's 5 better, 3 worse, 3 even comparison on defense results in shutouts for us and just good enough to win for them.
It might me my homerism talking, but I think more of their position "wins" are by a slim margin (RB and 2nd WR, example), while we have have several players who are vastly better than their MSU counterparts, especially in the secondary.
That being said, I appreciate the time and work you put into sharing your football expertise with the board, and I hope to see more of these diaries going forward.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I was actually wondering||
how UM fans who bet the under felt about Green's TD. Glad to see that blue is thicker than green.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I keep telling myself||
They're gonna give up some points eventually. It's inevitable.
But is it? I mean, really?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I hope he can at least sub in||
If Spike or Rahk gets the foul trouble autobench, I'd much rather have Walton at 80% than a healthy Dakich.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Sorry, but||
Even with a full(ish) roster, I just don't see any way that we hold them under 1.3 PPP. But nevermind the final score; if we can string together just three consecutive offensive possessions featuring crisp, purposeful ball movement, then I will be giddy with the thrill of moral victory.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Fat guy touchdown!||
Fat guy touchdown!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You shouldn't say||
that the Eastern Conference looks weak? Why, because then people might ask your opinion on the up vs down effects of gravity on an earth-sized planet?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Imagine the poor sap who cuts his hair||
How deep are the bite-marks on that person's tongue?
"Oh, Hi! So you wanna go with that look again... Awesome... Yeah, You look great!"
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Lots of good tight ends is dead on||
49ers fan, so I've seen a lot of his offense over the past four years. The difference in production before vs after the departure of Delanie Walker was significant. Can't wait to see what he does with Butt and Bunting.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Your respective avatars||
So similar in theme, yet so different in effect.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Holy poop now I'm scared! If||
Holy poop now I'm scared! If we don't get Harbaugh, Wiscy could steal our consolation prize! Commence panic!!!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Money quote||
"One lucky shot deserves another," nice little jab at Carmelo's banked-in 3 to tie the game at 100.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I realize this article tends||
I realize this article tends to support our hopes of JH coming to Ann Arbor, so we aren't supposed to examine it too closely, but it's a pretty schlocky collection of conjecture, innuendo, and presumed conventional wisdom without any corroborating evidenced whatsoever.
"The Niners also knew that Harbaugh was not a long-term answer. He might last three years, but he could last four or five. However, he was not going to last eight years or more because of his personality."
"He also doesn’t demonstrate an adult attitude when working with his superiors. He rubs them the wrong way and that’s why they would have traded him to Cleveland last offseason if they could have worked the deal"
He’s just too difficult for all parties to live with.
He can coach like few others in the league, but he’s too nasty to live with.
Some or all of the above may very well be true, but I don't trust Steve Silverman as an authoritative source on any of it.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Thank you. Ace||
For making me laugh on a night when laughter seemed impossible.
No matter how dark tonight may be, I believe Michigan will rise again. Go Blue.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||The thing I don't get||
I really don't understand the specifics of how the boycott would hurt the players. The way I see it, it could play out in one of two ways.
A: The players realize that the boycott is aimed at Brandon, and they know that the students, alumni, and other fans still support them, so although they probably won't be overjoyed about all the empty seats at kickoff, they still understand the big picture.
B: The players have fully bought into an "us against the world" mentality, and are determined to band together and prove the haters wrong, in which case the empty seats should reinforce that mentality and add fuel to their fire.
Either way, we're talking about some of the most talented young football players in the country, as evidenced by the fact that most of them received scholarship offers from multiple top-25 programs. Therefore, I have a hard time believing that a boycott would have any meaningful impact on their overall performance, and if it does, I think that says far more about the coaching staff's ability to prepare them than it does about how fans should behave.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||If we win||
We should all wave tiny flags.
|2 years 11 hours ago||Does your friend have any||
Does your friend have any idea why, if suggestions of dischord between Harbaugh and Baalke and/or the players are such horsepucky, they've been so persistent? Rumors of locker room/front office strife have been trickling out since the 49ers started 1-2 last year, and the frequency with which Harbaugh and Baalke publically professed their mutual admiration during the offseason is suspicious in a "methinks they doth protest too much" sort of way.
|2 years 2 days ago||As a 49ers fan who's watched||
As a 49ers fan who's watched Harbaugh run MANBALL fairly effectively for the last three years, I think the fault lies not so much in the philosophy, but more in the man who has utterly failed to teach said philosophy.
Not that I'm a huge advocate of MANBALL, but it can be effective when the coaching staff is marginally adequate.
|2 years 2 days ago||I almost wish Hoke was as||
I almost wish Hoke was as blatantly douchey as Lane Kiffin, just so the inevitable midseason firing would actually feel good.
But the more I think about it, in terms of media/public relations, he is pretty douchey...
|2 years 1 week ago||Is Charlie Blockham based on||
Is Charlie Blockham based on you? Or are you based on Charlie Blockham?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I like how they only shot||
I like how they only shot 14/28 from downtown, lulling the next opponent into a false sense of security.