fair point that
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Does that rhyme with Stroh's?||
Does that rhyme with Stroh's? I wish that was stilled brewed with Detroit River water, and not made in Los Angeles. Just for old times sake.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Luckily bringing the Yukon XL||
Luckily bringing the Yukon XL on this mission, shopping list is getting big
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Ah, Tampa. Made friends with||
Ah, Tampa. Made friends with Wayne, the brewmaster for Cigar City at the Firestone Walker Invitational this year. Rediculously good beers!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Nice, thanks for the Hopcat||
Nice, thanks for the Hopcat advice, now obvious lunch/ happy hour spot to hit up
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Noted. Having a beer called||
Noted. Having a beer called chillindamos makes this an obvious must vist!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Damn, Bellaire looks like a||
Damn, Bellaire looks like a long pull from GR. But the Short's lineup looks legit. Are there any stores that are known for carrying fresh bottlings? Or maybe I can convince the wife that we should take the kids to Sleeping Bear Dunes then "mistakenly" end up at Short's.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Lived all over the city,||
Lived all over the city, favorite places for post 20's living are the following:
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|25 weeks 6 days ago||Alpine Nelson, Russian River||
Alpine Nelson, Russian River row 2 growler, New Glarus Raspberry Tart...and on and on....its Firestone fest weekend in Paso Robles....any mgoblog users happen to show up here I'm pouring for Green Flash...I'll hook you up with bonus pours..
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|49 weeks 3 days ago||Jim Tomsula||
Current D-line coach and was interim coach between Singletary and Harbaugh and ownership likes him. His presence on the staff is the biggest reason ownership and management are willing to burn bridges with a universally respected coach.
Just as side note, the idea of Harbaugh going to Michigan is not even a possible thought out here in the Bay Area. If it happens, it will be a complete WTF story here.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Violent Hands||
I was always confused about Hoke's talk about violent hands, I'm less confused now after watching Frank.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||4 is Tough||
Fear of a Black Planet, Low End Theory, Blow Out Comb, and Bizzare Ride ii The Pharcyde just based on pure amount of times listened
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm Screwed||
I can't find a pen right now myself, and Fred Jackson is not walking through that door into my office.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Good, Let's Move Forward||
I know the internets love scheme, but Tom Herman didn't out scheme anybody on Saturday. A physically superior team steamrolled a physically weaker team. Sure some scheme was in place to keep the defense honest, but at the end of the day that was the much derided MANBALL right down Michigan's throat. Al Borges didn't out scheme anybody, the run blocking was good enough to keep Ohio honest and Gardner and the receiving corp did a fantastic job of beating people. I don't think Al pressed X Y and R1 at the same time to make Funchess vault some dude. Players make plays.
Michigan wants to win championships, looking at a list of past NCAA champions and I'm struggling to find the team the schemed it's way to the top. I see a lot of transcendant talent that won championships. At the ultimate level, becoming national champion, college football is honest offense against honest deffence, stronger more talented team wins. Bottom line, this staff has demonstrated the ability to attract the type of talent that at least gives you the chance to be elite and that is all that really matters. This year's team just did not have the talent or experience to be elite. Every college football fan has turned into Veruca Salt with a "I want it now" attitude. It's time to grow up and realize life comes in fits and starts This is not a video game, you can't play a season over the weekend. Building a championship team takes time, laying a foundation is hard work, but you have to be blind to not see it is coming into place. Can't wait for the bowl game, one more time to cheer for Team 134.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Weird that Breslin Center at||
Weird that Breslin Center at MSU is not part of this. But it is really shocking that The James at Ohio is not a member. Wonder what the story is there?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||touche||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool||
Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool crisp waters of the Detroit River, I'm done with the American Adjuncts
|2 years 25 weeks ago||add more||
add more sauce
|2 years 25 weeks ago||yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine||
yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine :)
|2 years 25 weeks ago||fills up||
fills up notebook
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern||
Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern River, 21st Amendment.. some of my favorites
|2 years 25 weeks ago||nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will||
nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will be refreshing.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||if the bell's guys are hiding something special..||
if the bell's guys are hiding something special.. what should I ask about
|2 years 25 weeks ago||supposedly everything is made fresh just for the||
supposedly everything is made fresh just for the fest. since all the brewers are there, everyone wants to show their best
|2 years 25 weeks ago||never really heard of them, feel like Minn should||
never really heard of them, feel like Minn should have some solid brewers so really excited about it
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Thanks||
3 Floyd's and Bell's are like sasquatch legends out here cause we never get to taste them. I'm hoping what they are pouring are good examples
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I feel you!||
I'm about 200 miles north of you in Paso Robles. My substandard Euchre skills get used once a year during summer vacations in Lexington. Sure the weather's nice out here, but no Bells distribution, no Euchre, and constant media reminders about how rad USC is...
|3 years 12 weeks ago||You would stab me as your partner||
I can't help myself, sometimes I just gotta hold that bower bro!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Delonte||
Any word on why Delonte Hollowell get's no mentions when talking about secondary? He seemed to make enough of an impact in practice last year to burn his red shirt. Played decently against Nebraska and made a huge play in the Sugar Bowl. I was expecting him to be at least the third corner if not pushing for the 2nd spot. Then this spring has been crickets. Anyone have insight?
|3 years 52 weeks ago||SRSLY!||
The front 7 consists of 5 dudes with 5-Stars. Only GERG could turn that cupboard bare.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I wish my boss had this type||
I wish my boss had this type of reaction to writing a letter.
"Don't look at my department, we've been busting our asses all month. We had to write and send that one letter. Had to stamp and address the evelope too!"
|4 years 29 weeks ago||The BCS Hates Freedom||
The BCS hates freedom, and it seems the age of reckognin is upon the worlds freedom haters.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||True||
But after dealing with 50 replies arguing if the Dude had crashed the plane into the god damn mountain or not, I was just happy to tally anything.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Srsly||
Yeah I skipped the pressure on Swanson cause I knew he might snap under the pressure. But big Nate needs that fire under his ass you know.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||What's tough to get here?||
I just want people to predict who they think will make "the leap" next year. It's Feb and a fun and simple exercise.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Thanks Man||
I hope I get more than ten people willing to do this.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Awesome||
I'd love for a more video talented member to make a reel of Carvin's tackles. He and Cam both had a nasty mentality to me when making hits. Sadly Cam would bounce off or fall down due to poor technique. I forget exaclty which game it was, but I rember Carvin getting credit for a sack because his hit blew the quarteback behind the LOS. He also had that get up quick and swagger about him after hits that showed how much he wants to hit. That to me was one of the biggest elements missing in our defense. That desire to blow people up. Carvin's got it, and thanks for the data to back it up. Dude was an undersized true freshman. He's gonna be a true beast.
On a side note, I love how someone can post some previously discussed pointless topic on the board with a grammatical error and get 40 responses in 10 minutes. This dude spent hours and hours putting together something actually useful and has 4 comments hours later. Wow.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Observation For Stat Type||
The people who seem to doubt that Denard can, you know, be an actual QB, claim he could only hit bubble screens and shorts to the flat. Yet if you look his stats for big 10 play only, he led the league in yards/attempt at 9.3. I have always been led to belive that yards/att directly relates to generally how far downfield most attempts are. This makes me think we was actually hitting people downfield. I can't find YAC adjustment stats for college, which would settle the argument. But just wanted to get feedback on my understanding of yards/att.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Best West Coast QB||
In my opinion, the best west coast QB of all time, Steve Young, was just a tad over 6' and was not as great a passer as Joe Montana was. But he was able to make the 5-15 yard passes, and his scrambling/running ability was what truly made that early 90's 49ers offense the best in the league. He would generally take off 4-8 times a game. If Al Borges can work with Denard on picking his spots to scramble, design some roll outs where he can choose run or pass, I think Denard can be extremely dangerous in the West Coast. Remember, it is the THREAT of running not just his actual running that makes him such a dificult QB to defend. But above all, Denard has the one trait that is most important for all great QBs. His improvement from freshman to sophmore could only be accomplished by someone who has that elite internal drive the pushes one improve. He's got that.
Also if he no longer has to worry about making reads on every single run play as well as pass plays, it seems to me that the West Coast may be a bit simpler for him to run. Is that crazy talk? I mean, in the RR offense, Denard had to learn and make the proper read on every single play. In a pro-style, he can just hand the ball off roughly 50% of the time. Wouldn't that allow him to concentrate more on pass reading during practice, thus allowing him to develop even more as a passer?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Agreed||
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Agreed||
I think that is the obvious next step. I might put together a look at the lineman at Wisc and MSU and see what it looks like. My guess is start big, get bigger.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Dang It||
I keep having to move him on my spreadsheet!!!
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Roger That||
Duely Noted. Much appreciated
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Sorry||
Sometimes watching sporting events via a live blog makes me think I'm playing Zork again and I am reminded that I'm not as cool as I think I am. So I quickly try and think about football which makes me feel more manly.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah||
He's one of the freshman I was hoping to get clarified, I thought I saw him on the field too, but not sure. Thanks
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I thought he was better too,||
I thought he was better too, as a player. But that being said, the production did not increase in any concrete way. He was fourth in tackles among the DL this year, less than Banks. So that was my question as to maybe the 3-tech being a more natural fit.
Maybe there is something in the UFR that demonstrates an obvious improvement. But I didn't see it, or at least see it in a way where I thought to myself, wow RVB is obviously more natural at the end. But if you feel that he was obviously better at DE, than I'll consider my question answered. THanks.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Clean Up||
Thanks, tried to clean it up. As you can see by the barely legal point total, this is my first ever board posting. So tips are appreciated.
I concur about Washington, I've always been really bullish on him. If he can become a true 300+ lb NT, I'm really really liking the DL next year
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah, Scarry||
I see what you're saying. The dream is that Washington, Ash, Talbot, or even Wilkins if his weight contiunes to climb, can establish themselves in the interior.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Sports Fans Can Be Lame||
I feel that the majority of those fans that boo 19 year olds and scream for RR's head because the team lost to Sparty are fans who's involvement with the team crosses into personal self worth. It matters little that the coach cares more about sitting a possibly injured player more than his job. Could care less about how a coach molds players off the feild. All they care about is that they need a comeback when some drunk Buckeye says at a bar "Michigan sux, ur gay." Then they look at the W-L record, and feel inferior to the Buckeye fan. This makes them very sad. Buckeye fans high-five while the Michigan fan sheds an angry tear into his beer. Then a Sparty fan pulls the same move and desperation sets in. "How can my life be like this, RR is ruining my life" It is a completely emotional response based on a crutch for self esteem. And all the Mgoblog charts?!?, graphs, logic and what not is pointless because replying in a bar with "Yeah but Denard" and "Our offense's YPG is trending in a way that leads one to the conclusion that we will have a top 5 offense next year" does not stop the Sparty high-fives. It only increases the "Michigan IS gay cause maths is gay" laughter. Sparty and Buckeye high-five, Michigan fan looks across bar, sees a Domer who quickly avoids eye contact. All is lost.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Wowzers||
Seriously, name any other athlete you have ever watched that was more exciting to watch than Barry. MJ, Kobe, Jerry Rice, Gretsky, those type of dominant winning players are fun to watch. But for the trully consistent "Holy Shit, What Is That Guy Even Doing" feel, Barry is my all time topper. Vintage Sac Kings Jason Williams playing with C-Webb and Divac had a similar every play something crazy could happen feel . Zidane had a matching effortless beauty where he seemed to be playing slower yet faster than everyone at the same time. I remember watching Larinov with the Wings and thinking "Jesus, when he was young he must have been plain jaw dropping." Mike Tyson was an equal small package of dynamite that you watched nervously like a fire cracker because you knew it was going to pop, just not sure when. But no one I have ever seen has made me enjoy their sport in such a unique way as watching Barry run.
Thanks for the reminder on a day when my great escape from reality, Michigan football, is so filled with lame fail from the ugly side of fandom. Wake me up when there is bowl game and I get to watch Denard run again. Feel thankful I get to cheer for Martin and Molk as they play their hearts out again. Watch and root for some seniors who I get to see in the winged helmets for the last time, marking another year of life passing. And lastly, watch for hints from Avery, Demens, Gordon, Lewan and maybe a surpriser that a future may exist where something beautiful happens again. Then I will get to remember that this is simply a game that win, lose, whatever, can be just plain fun to watch.
|5 years 6 days ago||Ware||
I will never forget a dude that has the same arms as Mike Martin yet only half the body.
|5 years 1 week ago||Bay Area Classic||
Wow, bringing out the old Bill Walsh playbook. If you remember super bowl XXIII, the Bengals were killing people with the no huddle up tempo offense. The NFL even tried to make it illegal because opposing coaches couldn't handle it. Bill Walsh came up with this defense of the no huddle. Instead of just trying to sub out the D-line quickly, a guy would just go down with cramps and they would slowly make the sub. I forget who they were, but the same two guys got "injured" about 8 times each that game.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Kinda OT, Kinda Not||
As a Detroit native (who like the majority of my neighbors moved away in the 80's) that lives in San Francisco, I have two teams I now live and die with. Michigan Football and SF Giants baseball. What has been amazing is that the last few years for both teams has been remarkably similar. Two tradition rich teams going from perenial contenders to pretty much laughing stocks overnight. Everyone here is familiar with the Michigan saga, so I just wanted to write about my SF fandom for a bit .
With the Giants, Barry Bonds "retired" and a team that was completely built around him had to find a new formula. The Giants brought in Bruce Bochy who had done an amazing job with a horrible Padres team making them competitve every year and even won the Division. He was a well respected manager around the league but never managed one the "big" teams. He was an absolute failure for 3 seasons. The team had the worst offense in the baseball for 3 years straight. All the stat wizards were calling for Bochy's head and GM Brian Sabean's as well. They were obviously idiots because eveyone saw that the players were playing terribly. It had to be the coaches had no idea how to coach and the Management had no idea how to recognize talent. The team was horrible to watch, for a reason exaclty like watching Michigan is horrible right now. One part of the team was slowly becoming the best in baseball, while the other side was mired with no progress. The pitching was becoming dominant, the hitting was a joke. People wanted to trade Tim Lincecum for Alex Rios. People demanded trading Matt Cain for Prince Fielder. In spring this year people wanted heads to role because Johnny Sanchez was not traded for even a mediocre bat. Tim Lincecum won his second Cy Young wining only 15 games. How, because he was the best pitcher in the NL but some of the lowest run support in all of baseball. Who had lowest, oh Matt Cain who has a record of 14-8 with 2.89 ERA. The offense was a complete joke. We had John Bowker, Travis Ishikawa, Emanuel Burris, Fred Lewis, Eugenio Velez, Matt Downs...... A bunch of AA-AAA talent that we were forced to play with. Trust me, watching a constant barage of 1-0, 2-1 losses is the exact feeling as watching the Iowa game.
But, I never wanted Bochy or Sabean to go. I saw that if we just kept the amazing but young pitching staff intact and patiently waited for a few bats to arrive, we could build something special. And this year it started to come together. I really don't expect the Giants to win the WS this year. But all the young pitching is here for years to come, and the offense is starting to come around. By being patient, the Giants have built what looks to be a very special team that will compete for years and years. There is hitting talent down on the farm that will add pop over the next few years. What the Giants have right now I wouldn't trade for any other team in baseball. And I feel the same way about Michigan. Patience. The high school kids playing D right now will turn into college players and the team will really become something special with the offense we have in place already. Stay the course, because, oh man does it feel good when you've been preaching patience on the blogs for 3 years and the team did what you wanted and you find yourself 1-1 in the NLCS.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Cam Gordon and Fear||
I was pretty fired up about a couple of hits Cam Gordon laid on RB's yesterday. Sadly he doesn't quite have the strength and technique due to being a freshman first year starter and both hits were shook off. But a couple more years of getting some man strength and experience, oh man, he's got the mentality to be killing people. And that to me is one of the most important unspoken missing elements to our defense. It is in no way fear inducing. Opposing skill players don't get butterflies playing us. Offensive mistakes happen when they are playing with a bit of fear of the defense. You can X and O all day, but when a freshman running back shakes off a big hit and carries another 4 of your defenders 5 yards down field, they are winning the battle of fear. Kovacs is such a solid player, would be great off the bench to give starters a rest, but no running back or receiver is hesitating because images of Jordan are dancing in his head. People talk about needing to be aggressive, equating that with blitzes and pressure. But when I think aggressive, I think about big hits that have a tangible effect upon offensives player’s future actions. Just think, we've caused 3 fumbles and recovered 2 in 6 games. The D is nut punishing anyone. A great defense should make the offense feel physically uncomfortable, but beating our 3 man rush, soft zone defense is more like playing Sudoku then running the gauntlet.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Dude's Playing Legit Too||
Seems to be living up to the hype, second on the team in tackles and leading the team in picks and break ups.
Tom really helps me sleep at night by giving me wonderful things to dream about.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah, What Brian Said||
I know this is pretty much a repeat of what Brian is saying, but if Martin or Banks can not beat a double team here, it seems by design that no one even has a chance to engage the runner until he has passed the LOS with momemtum. I just don't see how this scheme can possibly not yield 3-5 yards minimum.
And just another thought, if Mouton does blow up into that gap and the RB bounces outside, is Floyd 1 on 1 against a RB in space a good option for Michigan? Maybe with UMASS, but if that's John Clay, yikes.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||oops||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Whoa||
"Whoa, slow down there, maestro. There's a "New" Mexico?"
Favorite Mr. Burns quote ever.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Backeying Away From The Ledge||
I was on the edge there, and then Al Backey stared at me with his amazingly consistent expression. I will now sleep comfortably in a fantasy land where a young man from Ypsilanti walks on at michigan and becomes a new folk hero. Good night sweet princes.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Oh No||
USMNT games join Michigan football in being sporting contests that don't end with the clock in my mind. It takes a Brian recap for me to finally settle down. You brought this on yourself sir.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Two Thoughts||
Two Thoughts. I wish goalkeepers had to put water bottles on top of the goal like in hockey so Donovan's roofer would have exploded it. And also dude, I wish I could hear the awesome Eastern European club beat that was at the heart of the Slovenian goal dance.
On a serious note though, Bob, what they hell is Benny doing in there over Holden?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Fast, athletic,||
Fast, athletic, upside...whatever. I come to mgoblog for important info, Like, can someone zoom in and explain the stomach tat to me?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||According to that google||
According to that google image, Maliah and Mahorn will be the best box out combo in history.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Dempsey as Link Gives Greater Creativity||
If Torres does not get the start, then we are seriously lacking creativity in the middle. Bradley has a great work rate, and can place a decent pass, but defense unlocking is not his strength. If we go the safe route and play Edu or Clark in holding spot, then I'd put Holden on the left. He has at least some flair and inventiveness and can move inside seamlessly. Same for Donovan on right. I would then play Dempsey in a linking position where he can play off Altidore and give Bradley more immediate support in the middle. This leaves Jozy to kind of go it alone up top, not his strength, but gives us a much greater chance at creating something in a build up as opposed to the long ball.
The questions I have are: Would Donovan actually be better at link up then Dempsey and we switch them? If Holden, Dempsey, and Donovan can all play in all three positions, it would be beautiful, but are we organized enough to do that and still get our wings tracking back to help with the likes of Joe Cole and Aaron Lennon? Would Beasley be better at tracking back than Holden while still giving us some life on the right? The defensive ability and desire of US wingers is a place where my knowledge meets the end of the road, so any help there would be fun.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Damn It All||
I really need to stop believing everything wayne tells me
|5 years 42 weeks ago||OH OH||
|6 years 4 days ago||Saturday Highlight||
One of the exciting moments for me on Saturday was a side line shot that led to me saying out loud "Jesus, who's that freak bear in the 76 jersey." Needless to say, I am very bullish on the future of Quinton Washington.