"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
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|2 days 16 hours ago||We found the fall grinch!||
We found the fall grinch!
|5 days 6 hours ago||If only we were in a similar||
If only we were in a similar yet even more advantageous situation. Oh well, such is life.
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|1 week 1 day ago||Don't you||
have to be a season ticket holder or donate to university or be an alumni or something?
Otherwise I could just be a very bad OSU booster and give their kids stuff and then accidentally document it all, etc. right?
|1 week 2 days ago||motherofgod.gif||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I drafted Lockett||
for $1 in an auction franhise league. I think he'll be the steal of the draft. Everyone else was like "who?". (no other mich fans in my league in Wisconsin) I drafted him solely off him torching Michigan and now there is a TON of buzz about him coming out of Seattle camp.
I'm starting Charles Johnson instead of him this week. I think that will be the right call, but i'm excited to see what Lockett turns into.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Landry||
and he'll be a great WR3 for you.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I logged in||
specifically to downvote every post you made in this thread. I have been on this blog a while and have never done that before.
Shame on you for your lack of respect.
If you are an American, this is On Topic. If you disagree, shut your damn mouth and stay out of the thread.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hail!||
Thanks Brian and Mgoblog team.
40k+ words and I'm just left sitting here speechless staring at my clock taking in all the feels.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Looking at the narrative||
"Stribling is a guy whom Countess has beaten out for the starting CB job the past two years."
I don't know if I put too much stock into what the last staff had decided was best when it comes to who plays, at what positions and in which situations.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For anyone in the core of the earth||
If you'll be in the core of the earth this thursday night, check out livestream.coreofearth.net/michigan_utah
Just wanted to help out anyone that might be in this understandable situation.
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||To much, or Not to much, that||
To much, or Not to much, that is the question.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This||
is so amazing
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You||
You were both a terrible judge of character and a complete wuss. I'm glad you have reformed yourself since then. I don't know you, i'm just assuming this is the case.
Alternative theory: you were dating the hottest chick / best cook on the planet in which case i apologize.
Hell I apologize either way cuz who the hell am I to judge. Here is some HARBAUGH for you! You can't open it til Thursday, but the wait will be worth it.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A||
A wildcard indeed
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Amen||
Amen to that.
I got that feeling about 4 days ago when weather here went cooler than usual.
But even though HARBAUGH it still wasn't quite what it should be. It wasn't THAT feeling.
I got chills on your last sentence, and THAT FEELING is now everything it should be.
For that, along with the glorious content about to be fire-hosed down our throats over the seemingly longest week of all of our lives, I thank you.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I was||
soooooooooooooooooo hoping the OP was right and all of you were wrong.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Dana||
wasn't coaching our football team.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Uhhhh||
if it's a keeper league you pick Bell, no question. Idk what these other guys are smoking unless they think over the next 3-5 yrs AP will actually out-perform Bell. I highly doubt that.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for reminder.||
Tuning in now. 2 area powerhourses.
Ben is massive compared to some of these kids.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
let's not do that again. (at least the beginning)
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Ehhh||
IDK. I get the logic and sentiment you're going with here, but as a former sports gambler, RARELY if ever would i bet a game a day or more in advance. You want to wait at least until the day of to get all the most up to date information before your $ takes a side.
Either way, he shouldn't have bet on baseball and is a pathalogical liar, who also happens to be one of the best hitters of all time.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||An amazing animal||
An amazing feat by an amazing animal. I've not seen one like him in my lifetime. This is the first time i've rooted for a triple crown and actually thought it was going to happen. So cool. I will have my $2 winning ticket framed and look forward to telling my kids about the great American Pharoah.
6th fastest Belmont ever.
2nd fastest Belmont by a Triple Crown winner, behind only Secratariat.
Fastest closing quarter mile of Belmont ever (though i've seen this refuted - i haven't checked myself).
The fact they're even considering racing him again is a gift to every horseracing fan alive, and a boon to the sport.
A wonderful day in racing to remember.
My brother had sent me the "Science" article. This time of year you get a lot of people who don't know much about horse racing wrting articles about horse racing. The fact they used California Chrome as a baromoter for why it wouldn't happen was just silly. He had a tougher campaigh and was more worn out, he got stepped on coming out of gate, and he got a bad rad by his jockey (same jock as AP).
Many things in article were right, talking about lasix and longer recovery times. I simply replied to my bro: "They're right, but this is not the other horses that have failed." He is so efficient and uses so much less energy than other horses to do the same thing, and THAT is what made history possible.
Secratariat was a freak who we will never see the likes of again.
American Pharoah is a monster that deserves to be compared to all other champions; past, present and future.
This may be the start to the next golden age in horse racing, or, we may have to wait another 37 years to see it again. As long as they DON'T change the rules and make it easier (this is supposed to be hard to accomplish), i will be happy i've seen one in my lifetime now. I had missed Affirmed by a year (not that i wouldn've been able to really experience it as a baby).
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
If you're both comfortable with this and that is the plan, then this can be a great way to go about it.
But if you're "arguing" about names, it only increases the tension when every time a doctor/nurse/relative walks in/calls/etc. you have to answer the "what did you name him?" question without saying "Nothin yet, just shut up!!!" which is what you will be thinking in your head when you're all pissed off about it.
Hopefully any new parents are more on the same page with eachother than my wife and i were at the time. Naming your child should be a fun experience. Do everything you can to make it that way and enjoy it.
If your wife is as stubborn as mine and you are not on the same page, best of luck.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
Well in reading some of the comments i was surprised at the amount of racial stuff. I'm just going to stay away from all that. For the record i didn't take the OP that way. But i was mainly focused from my perspective while reading the main topic of the post, which is why people name their kids certain things. This strikes a chord with me because my wife and i had a lot of interesting arguments in the naming process.
My wife has a very unique name. I've never known anyone else with it. She complains often that people can't spell it, or assume it is actually a two-letter acronym (i have a feeling i'm using the wrong word there) instead of a spelled out name.
So you can imagine my surprise when she wanted to name our kids all these "crazy" unique names?!?!? I'm like, wtf, you want our kids to "suffer" like you have?
I did read Freakonomics and many other baby naming texts. The general "advice" i took away was, you can get a certain level of "unique" before you may "hurt" child's future success chances in some way. I'm not going to go in to all the reasonings but most of them actually made some decent sense.
My wife wanted to name our first child Torin. It's not a bad name or anyting, just so unique i was against it. I wanted Caleb or Aiden. We ended up picking Kaleb. Because clearly it would be a travesty to my wife to use the most common spelling of the name.
Coincidentally, my son was born the same weekend as Bubba Watson's son Kaleb. I had no knowledge of the name picking or spelling of Bubba's son, but thought it was really cool that we had named ours the same. My wife on the other hand took it as a bad sign that "we picked too common of a name." Sigh.
For our 2nd son we named him Hayden. I had liked the name (without including the "Y") and had suggested it. My wife loved it. This made me freak out and think it was a terrible choice and i was regretting it but after remembering the goings back and forth with first son, i was just like "fuck it, i'm not dealing with that anymore" and went with it. (Amazing how less of a "big deal" things are after your first) After he's born and we're making name official i made 1 attempt at removing the "Y" in the name for it making it too "girly". My wife wanted to keep it and i quickly gave up, once again remembering the 1st experience. So not more than a week ago my wife makes a comment that we shouldn't have had the "Y" in the name.... I give up forever. At least we're not having any more kids. Hopefully.
As an aside and relative to the conversation, I have a step daughter named Macey. So a "theme" we used was the long "A" sound in the first syllable of our children's names. Which my wife's name also has. My name doesn't have that, but it has 2 "A's" in it. Some people do illiteration themes. I thought our long "A" theme was kinda cool.
So that's my way too long to share on a michigan blog story about the naming of my children.
Clearly i just don't want to work today.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Here, Here||
Here, Here. Amen to that. It's hard. But ever since i've committed to taking stands against horses and trusting in my handicapping, I've become a better player.
1. Have an opinion based on sound principles
2. Take a stand based on this opinion
3. No regrets
(EDIT) 4. Don't ever talk anyone else off a horse, and conversely, don't let anyone talk you off yours. I learned this the hard way with my wife, who won't let me forget it, EVER.
Doesn't mean you can't learn from your mistakes and analyze where you went wrong with the added benefit of hindsight.
Example: The best bet I've ever made in my life, I lost. I would make that same damn bet again if given the chance. This is horseracing for goodness sake, we will be wrong, and quite often at that.
Plenty of bad bets I"ve made have won, especially when I was first getting into this, and quite frankly that was bad for my development as a horse player. Took me a lot longer to figure out steps 1-3 above.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Same here||
Same here for Twinspires. And though I haven't used them recently, xpressbet is also good in my opinion.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||If you're in brew city||
I'll be at Potawatomi Northern Lights Theatre for the day of racing with some guys from our more hard core group of players involved in the super.
You sound like someone I could have a drink with and enjoy talking some Michigan sports and horse racing.
Let me know if you want my email or anything. Not trying to be a weird internet creeper or anything haha.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I love that angle||
I love that angle and it is important to me for the Derby. One of best ways to know if a horse wants more distance after their 1 1/8 mile prep.
There are some weird situations this year for horses that don't qualify based on that angle:
Dortmund didn't pass either test, (missed by .2 and .1 seconds I believe) though, he was clearly geared down at the end. For the record, that angle doesn't take into account whether they won in hand easily and were saving some energy for derby, or, whether they were being whipped and ridden very hard to finish. For instance, American Pharoah and Frosted both passed this 13/38 test, despite them appearing to just be out for a jog coming home the last 1/8 mile or their races. That was impressive to me. Think of it whatever you will. Dortmund is a damn good horse, i'm not trying to say otherwise.
Materiality and Upstart came home incredibly slow in their FL derby and didn't pass either 13/38 test, by close to more than a secoind I believe. But the Gulfstream Park surface was dreadfully slow and tiring for that race; evidenced by Materiality getting a 110 beyer speed figure for that race despite it being 2 seconds slower than some of the other preps at same distance at other tracks.
Once again, the angle doesn't take these things into consideration, and says you should chop these 3 horses, period. I tend to give these situations a bit of a break due to circumstances, but i would use this as a "tie-breaker" or sorts if I got to that point between these horses and others.
I haven't seen the list on line - I made my own list, which I currently don't have in front of me, from looking at the past performances and figuring out the times for last 1/8 and 3/8 of mile from their PP's from last 1 1/8 mile prep race (the only situation this rule applies to - fyi Mubtaahij does not qualify as his last 2 preps were 1 3/16 miles).
When you look at their splits for the final prep, subtract finishing time from 2nd to last listed time for last 1/8th, and take finishing time minus 3rd from last listed time for final 3/8ths. If the numbers are way off from 13/38, you know you've used the wrong numbers. All the horses will be close, generally, and this is a matter of 10ths or 5ths of seconds.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||It is||
definitely a passion of mine, and I do enjoy writing. To be honest, I had never considered the possibility of starting my own blog and wouldn't know where to start, but you have me intrigued... thanks!