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|17 weeks 5 days ago||Ennui||
The actual fulcrum of my ennui this season was probably when the game was 7-0 and Miller and Kalis ran past the only defender on the right side of the field (Jones) on the screen to Hayes. That happening in the second half of the season = offense not gonna "put things together." I was in California so soon after I headed for the pool, first ongoing Michigan game I've walked away from in...ever?
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||n.b.||
For reference, here are the rules governing Michigan public schools (primary and secondary).
It would seem that correspondence with alums about department policies and personnel would fall under category 100 (which includes "topical correspondence" about "administrative analysis" and "programmatic activties" in areas such as athletics), which must be kept for two years _after_ the topic they cover "is of interest for ongoing administration."
Though perhaps you could argue that they constituted transitory correspondence and could be deleted after 30 days.
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm definitely NOT a lawyer||
But I am a journalist, and I find the idea that a court would accept the notion that public records could fairly be deleted after one month (!) absurd. Is there any precedent for such a ruling? And on the nitpick front, I'm not sure how you would argue that emails older than 15 days-a month are "dated." There are any number of reasons someone could request documents more than a month old that related to an ongoing matter of public interest.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Spreeps||
|21 weeks 18 hours ago||I hope||
There are some chants of players' names before/during the game.
I also hope someone would buy my row-60 tickets to the game for more than $10, but the former seems more likely.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Narduzzi||
If you can't beat 'em...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
Although his puntin' and manballin' would drive Brian insane
|22 weeks 3 days ago||David Cutcliffe||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Les Miles||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh (John)||
Jeeeeeem ('s brother)
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh (Jim)||
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Totally co-sign this||
As someone who occasionally writes Mich articles for a national audience. Yeah, you guys all already know. Doesn't mean it isn't useful or hackish for someone to sum up the hardcore fans' knowledge for others. If Hinton did this same kind of story about, say, USC, I'm sure I'd learn something.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I'm a fan of Bronx Blue and Hinton||
Agree on the last graph about team giving up/body language interpretation, etc. You're gonna be bummed when you lose. Football lends itself to such interpretation tho. No one thinks NBA teams have given up because they're slumping at the end of a playoff blowout, because we know there's another game in two days and it's not at all rare to get blown out and then win a series.
But I disagree that the larger Hinton article wasn't worthwhile. I think malaise is a good way of describing the feeling of my friends who are fans, and mid-2010 is a good comparison. This doesn't mean we don't understand that ND could be an outlier and that the program has positive things going for it as well. We're not throwing tantrums and calling for firings. It just means, well, we've lost 6 out of the last 10 games in the same desultory-offense, mediocre-defense way, and we lost the one game that could've redeemed a lot of it (OSU) on a coin flip, and until we do something like pasting PSU at the end of a four-game streak, or giving MSU a real game, we're going to feel a little bleh. I thought the article conveyed this state of the program fairly in a way that other fans could learn from and relate to.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Honest question||
What can a coach do to prevent meltdowns? What are some traits of meltdown-avoidant coaching? Because to me the 31-0 final score is 20% getting outplayed and 80% meltdown, specifically from Gardner. If Gardner has one turnover rather than four (the last INT doesn't really count but the 17-yard-loss on a recovered fumble does) we might still lose, but we aren't looking for signs of rot inside the program.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||!!!||
You're right...and I've watched this game on BTN, I think. Their quarterback gets pasted. Will correct post-haste.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||True||
You're right—it's a secondary connection, which was one of the things I was worried about when I was writing the piece. I think what I'd say is that M-App St. feels like the most egregious example to me because it's trying to contrive attention and relevance where there is absolutely none at all to begin with. When you've made M-CMU or M-EMU seem like a desirable alternative, something has really gone wrong.
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm not complaining about the||
I'm not complaining about the matchups, just that they take place in a stadium that isn't within 200 miles of the campus of any of the teams playing. and I didn't have room for it in the article but the fact that both the Chick-Fil-A game and the AT&T Cowboys Classic are technically nonprofit endeavors is pretty stupid too.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||I enjoy||
"The Post-Apocalytpic Oregon Game" and "The Horror (Remix)" among the descriptions I found on here.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm taking the downvoting as||
I'm taking the downvoting as a compliment suggesting my characterization of the fanbase's reaction to this game is accurate.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I always forget||
Where do the "expected values" on these charts come from?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Mich fan living in NYC||
Been burned by the Knicks so much in the last decade that it's hard to completely get excited about THJ. To paraphrase and disagree with the poster above I guarantee they WILL squander him in the process of signing a washed-up 34-year-old at some point. That said, it's great that he looks like he will be a player wherever he ultimately ends up.
Jeremy Lin with a triple-double tonight for a 32-17 team. SMH.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Disappointed in this blog, the state of Michigan, and America||
That this thread has three downvotes.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Definitely||
I never thought Hoke was in real danger or believed that he should be on the "hot seat," but it was concerning that the team seemed to be tailing away a la the Rodriguez era. It would be worrisome if in his third year you saw a "lost the team" kind of ending. I feel like this game made clear that the players were still on board with Hoke and each other, and that's definitely a good omen going into bowl practices and the spring.
It was also the best game in the careers of Kalis/Magnuson/Glasgow as well as D. Smith and Jake Butt. That's great news given the loss of Gallon.
The flip side of next year's tough road schedule is that all seven home games are should-wins, and there's @Northwestern (losing Colter and Mark) and a road game against Rutgers that seems likely to be a Ryan Field East situation. So eight or nine wins seem like a good baseline. We'll have seven linemen who've seen the field on at least their third year in the program, plus Bosch and Kugler.
The big question of course is whether this is a sign that the players are capable of executing the kinds of plays that will give Borges' offense coherence. The use of Gallon, Hayes, Butt, and Touissaint on screens and misdirections — and Dileo on short routes — would seem to be just what the doctor ordered as far as keeping opponents off-balance to open up the power runs and long bombs that we know Al loves. Can I even dream that Norfleet will get some of those Dileo/Gallon/Toussaint touches next year? Of course, we've been burned before.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Data point||
I would bet on Ohio State winning, let's say, 31-13, but given the pessmism on here I thought it was worth noting that the average point differential in home games under Hoke is Michigan +21.6.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||But||
Is the part that is "not" Pac-Man not in fact essential for creating the overall "Pac Man-ness" of the figure?
Strokes chin. Provocative.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||grew up||
on two acres on a country road in the sticks outside Midland then moved into the town when I was 12.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I SEE EVERYTHING||
if you're looking for a more substantive read on CFB may I suggest:
about a famous Florida tennis academy that's added a high school football program and already has Alabama and Penn State recruits.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Great post.||
The psychology of fandom.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Great post.||
The psychology of fandom.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'll be the contrarian.||
I feel the complaints about having to watch this team. I do, because I watch it every week.
But as a non-alum and non-season-ticket-holder, I've been paying well into the hundreds to go to games since 1999. $250 for end zones to ND '03, I believe.
The athletic department doesn't set the demand. The people do, because the program has had an unheard-of level of consistent success for 40 years. (Our highs aren't as high, yes, but the consistent level of competitiveness has been great.)
If you've had season tickets all this time, you are WAY, WAY ahead of the game.
Don't sell your ticket to the most important game of the season just because you don't like the offensive coordinator. Sack up.
The people who are doing this ARE fickle. Fuck 'em.