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|1 year 44 weeks ago||One of my sporatic posts!||
As I normally state before one of my very sporatic posts, I read this blog daily and love the insight I get from all sides so I very rarely jump in and comment. However, I am going to offer my opinion on this article/thread. Maybe I am jumping in because I am overly excited about CFB Saturday and I have to do something to calm me down. Regardless of the reason, I am risking a possible neg for semi-disagreeing with the OP and the majority of the replies. I am not one who knows the past works of this journalist but I believe he makes sense in a ton of his points. Robinson is the face of the school, and he is everything that the author depicted. Where I think he missed in this article is the line about Michigan having to "owe" Robinson something. What Michigan has done for Robinson is priceless to say the least. A guy who was ineligible as a freshman and couldn't complete a gramatically correct sentence will be graduating from a top 25 university, and he deserves this honor. Michigan helped mold Denard into the man that could stand up and give that keynote speech. Four years ago he was a boy who would not have gone up on the stage for 5,000 dollars and now he can do it for free. He is going to be successful wherever he goes and the majority of the reason he will be is because of the school name on his diploma. Had he gone to Florida, or Auburn, or Miami who the hell knows what he would have gotten into and become. The University of Michigan owes Denard nothing, the football program however can absolutely put its rich tradition aside and say "thank you for being the ONE OF THE MAIN reasons we are still relevant". This is what I think the journalist was trying to point out. If my assumption is correct about his intent, then I whole-heartedly agree with the article.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||TeamHoke got it right||
I too played minor league ball and TeamHoke described the process well. After 9 years of 14-16 hour bus rides and watching the "GM's boys"(who put up similar numbers as yourself) pass you by, you quickly see that it isn't as glamorous as some would think. There were plenty of perks in smaller cities on the way up through the minor leagues in local dive bars and such but nothing more than what I am sure the most of you have when you have a friend who works at the neighborhood bar and you can skip the line. The sad thing about pro ball is it took the game I loved to play and turned it into an occupation, now I can't even watch an inning of it on TV. This is why I am slightly (cough* insanely) obsessed with college athletics. Which is a perfect segue into...... CAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLEASE BEGIN!!!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Awesome timeline||
The timeline of these posts and the relentless destruction of Gameboy were priceless to follow. The clever pictures and quips of the mgocommunity are second-to-none. In fact, there always seems to be someone that replies on each OP that will hold my exact opinion which makes it hard for me to ever comment. Kudos to all posters, (even those who get negged) for leaving me basically speechless and post-less. Although it is hard to tell(from my numerous mgopoints lol), I have followed this blog(almost daily!!) for well over 2 years and yet this is about my 5th overall post. I know it is a random time to commend the mgobloggers, followers, and mods, but this specific post was quite comical in that it was the epitome of the timing of every single post taking the words out of my mouth. Here's to another season of my silence as I laugh and giggle at each of your post/responses!!!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||It looks as if...||
a HIRE LLOYD BRADY trend is about to begin.. Lloyd, ur about to get a ton of job offers brotha. If you ever make it out to Arizona(as you said) there will be an interview waiting for you... LOL
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Why not?||
I find it baffling tha he majority of the posters here do not see this happening.. As well as the fact that the majority of posters are having a hard time seeing why M is opening up in Dallas next year. The answer is money, and nielsen ratings.. Throw the App. st. Game in there as well, that was also scheduled because of both of those reasons.
The Bama/Mich game will be watched by an inordinate amount of people arond the country, not to mention the payout both schools are already getting just to play in the game.
App St and Arizona will also both draw higher ratings as well because of the storylines surrounding the game. As much as our fan base hates to admit it, that App St debacle ended up being one of the most talked about games of that entire season. Of course more people will tune into watch a Mich/App St game than a Mich/Toledo game that will only have a regional draw. These factors accompanied with Brandon's (not scared of anything) outlook are the reasons he schedules games like a neutral Bama or App St again, and it is why that I am sure he would be happy to schedule Arizona... (assuming it is not a home and home).
Better ratings and more visibility for the program ultimately means more money in Michs pockets. We have to remember, M has a former CEO as an AD, not a random fan that is scared to lose to a former employee.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Houston||
Agree with the OP to a point... However, I don't see a one-loss Houston being ranked ahead of Michigan.. That would mean they lose to So.Miss(which is possible).. That would be detrimental to them in every poll and ultimately the computers.. I am also not so sure a second loss in a row by okie st. would not drop them a ton.. But that is definitely a lot less probable. 100% agreed on whatever happens in these games, I hope none of them are close!!
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Fiesta PLEASE!!||
West coaster here... Haven't been to a game since the 2007 Rose Bowl.... The Fiesta bowl would be a great christmas gift.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Why play in a BCS bowl??||
The answer to that is money baby.. Show Michigan the money!!!!
|2 years 35 weeks ago||My 2 cents||
I totally agree with most of the comments on here about Denard learning the footwprk and stepping into throws to make better passes. What worries me though, is that this system is teaching Denard to play passively. In the Iowa game there was little to no scrambling/playmaking. The Denard from last year did look to run a little too soon, but 2011 Denard nearly never looks to run when his receivers are covered. Even DG scrambled more than DR in his brief time taking snaps. Its almost like this system has neutered Denard. I know Borges is not Rich Rod and he has altered his offense to work wih his team, but the Iowa game shows me that although he has some patience installing his pro-style offense, he might not have ENOUGH patience. I am glad they arent trying to put a "square peg into a round hole," but I also don't want Borges trying to put a "hexagonal peg into a round hole either."
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Tate Forcier||
Burn Notice Dude- Jeffrey Donovan...
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree, the average fall game in Tempe is sauna-like and miserable, but kick-off temperature tonight should be mid-80s because of late start time and a low pressure system... But don't get me wrong, ill take the Big House in a lightning storm over SD Stadium anyday.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Sun Devil Stadium||
As chester put it, the scenery(female wise) there will be unbelievable as I attended ASU (still bigger M fan) and consider it one step below heaven.
The tailgating and the overall experience has a little left to be desired however, especially compared to a B1G atmosphere. ASU never sells out and the following is just not there in the state. Nonetheless, the temperature should be amazing, the stadium is above average, and overall it will be a decent experience....Have fun!!