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|24 weeks 4 days ago||I'll run it by him||
I'll run it by him and see if he has a problem with it. Nothing really too identifiable in the pic, just Oakleys and wrist bands so I don't see an issue, but I know players and how close to the vest they like to keep stuff as it pertains to social media.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||is it possible??||
Can you get deja vu of a previous moment of deja vu?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||ibd||
Per standard.. Ibd
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Relevant....But it needs to be said||
Cool story bro.
Just all in all a:
Enthusiastic Story Unknown to Mankind!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah.. for now||
For now, yes, you are correct, there were plenty of years where we wouldn't even want an Iowa "cast-off".. I understand both perspectives.. But lets go bright side, glass half-full here.. The floor argument about at LEAST having a competent B1G starter is the right perspective.. It gives us a measuring stick. Without Rudock, its a guessing game as to where other QB's should be and when they are ready.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Late to the Party but.....||
Bro, I know I am late to the party here and nobody may read this on the entire site, but lets be real about this.... If you love your wife, and respect her without actually "tricking" her... you have about a 1% chance here.. and that may be overly nice on my part... For multiple reasons... Her family, pay cut, economy, weather, mountains, Vegas... The valley is literally a top-5 place in the nation to live these days... And believe me, this isn't where I want to be.. but you don't see people coming here and then leaving... ESPECIALLY when the family is here..
There really is no help for you here in terms of a "pitch".. because there really is no "pitch" that beats out what Arizona provides in the day and age of Air Conditioning unless you are in the best parts of California, Texas, the Carolinas, or Florida....
You are playing blackjack with a 2 and a 4... and she has a 10 showing... And honestly, I would take the odds of the hypothetical blackjack player I just created...
BUUUT.. You have 2 longshot... as in the true meaning of the word LONGSHOT options...Here is what I would do if I was in your shoes and was deadset on making this foolish attempt.. These are 1 OR 2.. not both... this in my eyes is your only legitimate play....
1. Be brutally honest with her... ZERO trickery, you need this, you recognize all of the benefits of staying, but look into her eyes and tell her that this is something you NEED and ask/possibly beg her to give it a shot... Use the fact that once kids come, you wont have this opportunity for the next 20 years.. Its something you NEED and if she could just PLEASE give it a chance prior to creating a family.. If she hates it, you agree to be back in AZ.. (Option 1 to ME, is your best shot at the chance of actually getting her out there, if even for a year(and you better make that the best year of her life)...but once again, its a hail mary at best to keep her there.. lets be real, AZ as an economy, climate, location to ocean, Vegas, zero natural disasters, and in your case, family proximity...AZ really does blow Michigan out of the water in most UNBIASED peoples eyes..
2. This one is even MORE of a long shot, and others had mentioned it.. But if you want to go the brainwash/semi deceptive route... As others have said... you wait til June.. let it get hot as hell in AZ... and then you take her up to Michigan and give it 199% to make it the best little trip she has ever taken.... The AZ knock is valid about being hot as shit for 3 months.. its warranted, accurate, and using the proof of that, in mid-summer is basically like you hitting on a 17 when the dealer has 20.. its the right play.. but youare gonna lose either way..
Also.. those earlier posters who are talking about poisonous snakes and "killer bees"... are you guys FOR REAL???? I thought this was an intelligent blog... Rattlesnakes live in forests too.. they are called Timber Rattlers, as well as many other species of poisonous animals.. I have lived in AZ for 22 of 31 years and never come across a LIVE rattlesnake...If poisonous snakes are the deciding factor,wow.. I feel sorry for the OP...That being said, I get why the OP wants to go back to Michigan.. sometimes I feel it too.. but the average person would call an AZ to Michigan move.. ass backwards.. especially when the pay AND the wifes family is also ASS BACKWARDS..
ANyway.. thats my take.. good luck finding that needle in the haystack... I dont envy you, you are going into a battle you can't win without a miracle or a hypothetical nuclear weapon....and I just gave you two pistols.. and believe they are your best chance.. I hope you are Jason Bourne brotha!!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Ahh.. No worries||
Blame it on a case of the Mondays.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Just got done working out||
Anyone up for a downvote off?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh.. Really Bro..||
Its comments and view points like this that actually take away from the money in Men's athletics.
I don't think anybody, man or woman, argues what drives revenues in sports, but there is definitely no need to drop the gender issue. There are plenty of mens sports generating negative income as well.
Moving on from that comment....
|28 weeks 6 days ago||True as well...See example 1A:||
Example 1A: Trey Burke
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Playing Time||
I totally get your point here.. But its a numbers thing.. Obviously I am dumbing it down here way too much because there is 5 years (with an RS) of eligibility.. and also those years are never used for NBA caliber talent but.... in vacuum... If you are the 6th best player in the nation... why WOULD you go to Kentucky?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||A.D.I.D.A.S||
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Recruiting Pitch?||
As someone who runs a boutique recruiting consulting business..(for baseball) there is absolutely a bit of a "sweet spot" for where Michigan is in terms of a recruiting pitch.
1. The ability to FULLY focus on recruits.
2. The notion that this is a team that is very close, YET a window of need for impact players to come in and star early.
3. The same spotlight that any other Major Power-5 program gets with all of the normal "pros" for a Michigan recruit.
I constantly find that my most successful clients are those that find the program that can deliver all of the aspects a traditional power (i.e. Kentucky, UNC, Kansas) can deliver, but at a time in which that Major program has a glaring need. There is something to be said about starring on a good team vs. being a good player on a star team.
As others have stated, its a long shot, but getting him on, is a shot..
In the words of Dumb and Dumber..
"So you're saying theres a chance!?!?"
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh!!||
Thanks for the write up Ace!
Maybe I am just overly enamored with everything Harbaugh...(like the rest of us). But that Prom reenactment is nothing short of genius to me.. Harbaugh probably spent no longer than 45 seconds on creating a personal touch with "Boss".. He has an admin recreate that "prom proposal", he stops for 5 seconds on his way out the door to pose for the picture, and bam.... Personal touch, kid falls in love with UM, and Harbaugh is moving on to next recruit...
Social Media... I hate it, but you gotta embrace it..
|29 weeks 2 days ago||NIT chance percentages?||
I know nobody here are "experts" or "analysts" and we all have a bias anyway so I will take any answers with a grain of salt but here goes my question.
Having the vague knowledge that I have about the NIT selection process, what are the more savvy MGoUsers predictions as a percentage on Michigan's chances at an NIT bid?
My assumption is that we have to sit and watch a lot of other dominoes fall before we know, but what do all of ye predict? This articl makes it sound like a long shot, but some of these previous posts seem to think otherwise. Any insight you all may have on this process is definitely appreciated!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||what you did there||
I see it
|30 weeks 5 days ago||you sir||
Are the person I was looking for! Haha.. Thanks.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Understood||
This is obviously understood. But the question was for the "fun" of it. Similar to the amount of money ARod gets per at bat. Just a fun stat, I do recognize that there might be a little training when it comes to preparing for a mixed martial arts fight.
Thanks to those who took a stab
|30 weeks 6 days ago||what i want to know||
If somebody is super bored and would like to figure out the purse/losers cut, I would love to know the hourly rate these fighters got paid.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Wait||
Is this post insinuating that we own clothes other than Michigan gear?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Almost verbatim||
That is a scary sentence to read as it is basically verbatim what I said during the Hoke hire. Ever since, I have made an early judgment and committed to it with Mich football.. To each their own though.. Therefore my judgment on this decision is.....(drumroll).....: I am not a fan of it, I would like Harbaugh to call them and let Drevno work into it at such a large program or until they learn the team.
That all being said, I will trust the process, and trust the fact that I know less about football than Harbaugh has forgotten since he started. So I hope I am wrong and I will be excited to hear "I told you so" from you!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
The majority of coaches give non-answers, especially some of the best. ex:Belichick,Saban,Harbaugh..
I consider very much like real life, the people who sit back and listen in life and choose their words carefully are usually the smart ones. The people who babble on and on about how much they know are probably those trying to prove how intelligent they are by saying more.
Although this is far from a fact, I learned at about 22, after i was "That guy" arguing about everything and speaking over the top of people. It wasn't until I shut up and listened that I actually started to learn things.
I think as Harbaugh has aged, he has matured and learned as well. Emotions will always be a factor in someone as competitive as him, but a restrained but hungry, a competitive but conservative, and a think before you speak Jim Harbaugh IMO, should be a scary thought for opposing teams.My guess is that we will be seeing pressers with fewer "guarantees of winning" or " defensive answers" and more "non-answer, clever, and sarcastic coachspeak".
And I am perfectly fine with that!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh pressers, sarcasm||
I think you can basically just put a /s behind everything Harbaugh says when recording a JH presser.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Gang-Negged||
I would imagine you are not the original creator of this term, however I have not heard it before so I credit you with making me laugh. Well played. I will certainly be using it at a later date.+1 sir!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Makes sense||
Yeah, I may be reading into it a bit, and I do like "Rebuild" as well. But I also think, as other posters have said, that there was probably a cognizant reason behind choosing that wording. I don't know, if I was to publish a book, I would most likely choose a more bold/dramatic wording in my title this day and age to get more readers.
Would the book be as interesting if it were titled "and the hopeful return/rebuilding"? I would imagine he knew the repurcussions of that bold of a claim. It certainly seemed to stick out to a bunch of us and got us talking.
Either way, it sounds like we are all on the same page here.. Moving on.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||The Double-Edged Sword||
I smiled at this trail, EastCoast, I feel your pain. For the life of me, I can't figure out when its ok to correct grammar or make suggestions. I have been on the giving and receiving end of corrections, and been negged when I complain about it not being a "graded term paper" but been negged when also correcting someone in the same fashion I was corrected. One day, people love it, and appreciate it, and the next you get negged to eternity.. I guess its just timing.
I certainly see both sides.. 1. Its a blog, who cares about wording and punctuation as long as the point is understood. but..... 2. There is a line where its like, "C'mon man, can you just self-edit your post one time prior to posting."
The fine line of blogging!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I am with you||
I agree, I have no ill-will towards him personally. I just find that if you don't recognize certain other bloggers views of some analyst/journalist/author that they don't like, you get negged to death. But you are right, I probably went to far to say "hated".
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Glad to see these comments||
Right?!?! The return?!?! I am as hopeful as the next person that we will return under Harbaugh, but to publicly release a book already claiming a "return" following our 2014 season and prior to even taking the field as a Harbaugh-coached team is unsettling to me to say the least!
My guess the reasoniing behind this bold of a title is that if/when Harbaugh does restore this program to our normal standards, Bacon may come out of it looking like a genius(I know, a bold title for JUB) where as if we continue to struggle a bit, the book will probably just be a forgotten novelty and he will be hated (worse than he is now).. So from his perspective, the risk vs. reward seems logical, but from a fans perspective (at leas my own) I am very uneasy about that title.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Right?!?!||
If I am understanding your sarcasm correctly, I couldn't agree more. I think the kid is loaded with talent. But the intangibles are really what lose me on him.
If you go back and watch the games, when evaluating Funchess, dont watch for things that go right.. Watch how he reacts to the things that go wrong.. He is almost always hurt, or pointing a finger to blame something or someone..
I wish the best for him, but yeah.. If I was a GM.. I would probably be staying away from him in the first round at least.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||14||
Fourteen... I visit this site exactly 14 times in each non game day 24 hour period. Game Days.. I literally do not visit this site... Not once...
This post went from sarcastic on the 14, immediately to serious.. My bad, I need to quit drinking and go to bed.