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|16 weeks 6 hours ago||So I guess that makes Western||
So I guess that makes Western the middle brother?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Still coming down, and going||
Still coming down, and going up. The Blackrocks Nordskye sits to my left. On my right, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin.
Somehow, I knew it was going to be closer than we wanted it to be today, closer than most of the people on TV and on the radio picked it to be. Sparty always brings out the worst in the Wolverines, and Michigan always brings out the best in them. A few penalties hurt us but the defense held when it mattered after that first drive and the offense took care of business.
Darboh, Peppers and Speight are my three stars, not necessarily but maybe in that order.
Bottom line: Those guys came to play and got it done.
On the horizon: We should roll, but Maryland, Iowa and Indiana present varying degrees of trickiness. OSU looks beatable, if not vulnerable. They bring out the best in the Wolverines. It's looking good. Back to the Nordskye,and then sleep for this Captain Obvious. I had to get it out. Love to Michigan nation! Go Blue!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Corso is falling||
Corso is falling apart.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Have fun, but go easy. One||
Have fun, but go easy.
One Hopslam = All warm and fuzzy.
Two Hopslams = A near perfect body buzz.
Three Hopslams = Something between that near perfect buzz and drunk.
Four Hopslams = Drunk, wheels coming off.
Five or more Hopslams = Absolute trainwreck.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||He's right. The whole world||
He's right. The whole world has changed. Whether we like it or not, we're living in a world where the media follows everything with a microscope and people hang on the words and whims of teenagers who post everything on social media. I don't really like all of the changes, but that's the way it is. Of course, people like Mike Valenti are going to meltdown over it -- he had an absolutely epic tantrum on 97.1 yesterday -- because they know Michigan's recruiting aggressiveness means pain and suffering for them. That said, maybe things will smooth out going forward and we can have our proverbial cake and eat it, too. But maybe not, and we should probably prepare ourselves for that.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I hate this guy.||
I can't stand Drew "not too" Sharp's "writing" even when he's not ripping people off, as the contrartian click bait he peddles, in my view, symbolizes the big-money, mega-media marketing machine that continues to erode what passes for journalism these days. The fact that the Freep hasn't cut bait with this schlep or even issued a statement reinforces what I've long suspected: If it isn't about clicks from people who hate his opinions, then this guy has dirty pictures of someone. It's the only way to explain his continued employment.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This -- I repeat, this -- is why they are little||
This -- I repeat, this -- is why they are little brother and always will be little brother and why little brother will always be an appropriate designation for them.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Florida in the Citrus||
Drawing Florida in the Citrus Bowl would be a good bookend to the 2017 opener in Dallas, I guess. I think we'd match up better with them than LSU. If by some chance we could get Notre Dame that would be fun.
In reality, I just want to enjoy Christmas in the warm company of family and friends, get a win over a quality opponent and move on. This season, while nearly reaching my most-optimistic expectations, has left a bad taste in my mouth.
Also, Sparty must lose at all costs for the future to remain tolerable.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Spartans. Will.||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||'scowl around east lansing'||
I actually laughed out loud at this. Thanks.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I see||
I see what you did here.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It's not sinister, but is certainly||
It's not sinister, but is certainly mischievous.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||And parents with jobs.||
And parents with jobs.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||What the hell? A one-hour||
What the hell? A one-hour "Youth Day" on a Thursday afternoon? So mom or dad can take a half day off work for an hour at the stadium with the kids? To quote a buddy, the only thing that makes sense is that they are trying to kill it. Weak. Just weak.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sierra Nevada Hoppy Lager here while my wife||
Sierra Nevada Hoppy Lager here while my wife catches up on DVRed shows. She's watching The Mentalist. I'm holding the Hopslam in abeyance tonight but might unleash it if she cues up Grey's Anatomy or Downton Abbey.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Is that GIF real time||
Is that GIF real time video?
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Schefter's comment...sigh...||
Schefter's comment...sigh... yeah...it is what it is. The NFL guys (Rapoport, La Canfora, et al) are going to spin this thing to the bitter end. It's a bad look for the NFL's brand to lose an elite coach to what they see as a lesser league. Many of their fans, those unconnected to Michigan, feel that Harbaugh to Michigan is shocking, because they just can't wrap their brains around why he would do it. The casual fans gobble up what ESPN, CBS and Fox report as gospel --forget the fact that those reports are compromised, because the networks hold huge contracts with the NFL -- and treat reports from NFL insiders as actual news instead of the orchestrated spin it is. Whatever. We won. They lost.
Cheers to a job well done, MGoBlog crew. This is a very good thing for us. I look forward to enjoying the ride with all of you.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Twitter on my Samsung||
Twitter on my Samsung wouldn't let me log in. Said try back later. When I requested password assistance it said it was down for maintenance. Which is weird. It's working fine on my laptop. No issues.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||It's because the NFL writers||
It's because the NFL writers are paid to spin things in favor of the league. That Michigan was able to steal a coveted coach away from the almighty National Football League is not a storyline they want to run with. Their "reporters" and "insiders" have battled this all along, and the fact that major newspapers and networks have published their "reports" as actual news is as glaring an indictment of the sad state of the shoddy, rush-to-publish-first, click-based media as any I've seen, and I'm in the business. We win. They lose. ###
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Rappoport is not a reporter;||
Rappoport is not a reporter; thus, his "reports" are not actual news reports per se. It's frustrating that the accepted news organizations are treating them as such. He's an NFL spin doctor, looking to manipulate bits of information to better the brand.
The NFL is clearly meddling here. It makes me uncomfortable because, whereas in 2007 it was just Kirk Herbstreit doing the meddling during the negotiations with Miles, here it's the NFL. It's the same kind of tactics. And the NFL has a much larger arsenal of resources at its disposal: its own network, actual networks with which the league has contracts, NFL pundits on ESPN and Yahoo!, etc.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Wasn't it a CBS station?||
Wasn't it a CBS station? They have a contract with the NFL, yes?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||NFL Network||
The NFL Network is not a news organization. That actual news organizations are treating these "reports" as news is troubling. Look at the verbage from the NFL Network hacks, saying things like Harbaugh "rebuffed" the school. This is spin to serve the NFL's agenda. I said it last night. It's like getting "news" about the Gulf oil spill from the BP Network.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Objective "reporting?"||
Am I the only one concerned with media sources citing "reports" from the NFL Network? The NFL Network is not a news organization, and these are nothing more than orchestrated spin. The NFL has an interest in keeping Harbaugh and anything these guys "report" or leak or whatever you want to call it is being done for a purpose, for the benefit of the brand. I mean, look at the language of the Rappoport's reports. (Say that five times fast!)
It's like watching the "BP Network" for news about the Gulf oil spill. The fact that the Freep and other organizations are running with it as actual reporting is a problem for me. Let's get the MGoBlue Network rolling. Oh, wait. We don't have a marketing guy right now...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Winter ultimate frisbee league?||
How very California of you. But seriously, the weather there is totally awesome. (How very California of me, eh?)
|2 years 15 weeks ago||No thanks.||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Yep.||
Someone had fun editing. Was it a random goofball, or someone who thinks they know something? Would Mora be a "plan B" guy, or a fringe A-list hire?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Like so many people here, I||
Like so many people here, I really wanted to believe Brady Hoke was the guy. I bought in, happily, especially after the Rich Rod debacle. I admitteldy bought into that whole nightmare too, and am still trying to atone for my lack of respect for the good times we had with Lloyd Carr, back in the days when wins rained down on this program like gaffes and ineptitude do today.
Harbaugh coming to Ann Arbor would be storybook at face value. It might not eventually be what we want it to be, or it could be all of our hopes and dreams come true. We don't know.
But it's not the only answer, and we need to prepare for a world where that doesn't happen. Because like some other people have alluded to in other threads, we seemingly can't have nice things anymore.
In the event we can't lock down our storybook coach, we have to prepare ourselves to accept that the next great Michigan coach might be someone we don't know. It might not be a big name. It may just be a diamond in the rough, someone out there with the ability to coach football, to talk sensibly to teenage recruits and young men, to run a ridiculously tight ship, to ignite a fire that translates into a strong work ethic throughout the program.
I thought maybe Brady was that guy. I was wrong. But if we can't get our storybook coach, I hope to God the people running this show know what they're doing, and are not afraid to pull the trigger on a lesser-known name with zero ties to Michigan.
We have the best resources in the football world at our disposal. It's time to go to work and get this thing back on track for good. Enough is enough.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Make this happen||
Someone, please, make this Harbaugh thing happen. Throwing on the sideline before the game? Mixing it up with the players? Catching balls on the sideline? The announcers gushing about his life-long love of football? Crouched over wearing a headset? Watching the play intensely? No clapping? Um, yeah. Please, let this happen.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Cue Yakety Sax!||
Cue Yakety Sax!