"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|29 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan football had a great year||
This team is great. Look how much money they made. Face it folks, it's a business now, not a sport anymore. Only thing that matters is $$$$. As long as suckers shell out more money to fill that stadium, why would anything change? Football-wise the program is now second-rate, lower half of the Big 14.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Facts are Facts. They||
Facts are Facts. They squeaked by Akron and U-Conn - and neither one of those teams are good, even in their own conference. Akron is 2-4 in the MAC, and U-Conn's coach was fired, they haven't won at all.
Michigan is a lower-half Big Ten team - and in a bad Big Ten.
Brady did better with Rich Rod's recruits than with his own.
So, not all of you, but some of you, in early February, just curtail all the stupid recruiting talk. To me that is the biggest farce in all of sports - it's like a made up Hallmark Holiday. Five stars, Four stars, none if it means shit. Or maybe that is now your championship, winning recruiting day. I don't think they have a trophy for that, but hey, the Bradys made Bobby a trophy for trying real hard, maybe you can make up one having the most 5 stars in the Big Ten class.
I just know what I saw on the field Saturday was disgusting. For two years I have watched Taylor Lewan and wondered how the hell he's projected as a Top 10 NFL pick.
App State on the schedule next year. Every good horror movie has a sequel. Is Dave going to scalp the ticket prices for that game too?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||If he doesn't win, he'll get||
If he doesn't win, he'll get fired. Fine. That's the business. Glad he's not going down over this, but he should know better. I don't even like Bo Pelini (don't hate him either). But to hell with the person that taped him behind his back.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Always assume a mic is on in||
Always assume a mic is on in this day and age. But doing this to a guy in a moment where he did not believe he was being recorded is absolute bullshit. This is lower than low. Okay, Coach didn't say "off the record" but if we had access to everything any football coach ever said to a reporter, player, fellow coach, we'd be alarmed.
My mom watched the Newsroom and she said "there's a lot of swearing on that show". I told her "you've never been in a real newsroom, that doesn't even touch the language they really use"
This is a really cheap thing to do to the guy. I don't care what he said, it wasn't meant for public ears and that should be considered above all else. But hey, he lost big to UCLA, let's destroy him now.
If you secretly recorded Bo, he probably would have never gotten past 1972.
What Coach Pelini said was wrong and he should have used restraint, but doing this is as low as it gets. At least during Earl Weaver's famous (and hilarious) tirade, he knew he was being recorded.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Can't start big games like||
Can't start big games like that. While I did not expect a win in Bloomington, I expected a better start than that and it was all-too-similar to the Ohio State game.
Play like that in the tournament and I don't care how big or small the school you play is - you'll be out in a hurry. I expected more. I don't' care that they tightened the game up, they should have never let it get so out of hand so early.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||What bothers me is what if||
What bothers me is what if Derrick Green just turns out to be a good player? What if he is not an All-American? Are some people going to take shots at him? Call him a failure? I am sure some will, and that's unfair to him. Some of these guys are so completely superior to who they play against in high school that it makes scouts drool, but until they play against guys that are just as big as they are, that have the same relative speed they do, and with the spotlight of national TV and 110,000 watching in person, we just don't know. There are so many "busts" and it's because there almost seemed to be a competition in building someone up rather than evaluation what they are. I know there is always going to be a ratings system, but I just wish we'd all stop looking at it like it's some kind of word of God measurment (and I am an atheist). And it works the other way too. Jake Ryan was a very under-the-radar type of recruit, wasn't he? That guy was not supposed to be fast enough. He may not win in too many foot races, but damn if he is not the fastest reactionary player on the defense. Again, I wish Mr. Green well. I hope he is as good as some think and I hope he represents the school well in his personal life and attitude, but I don't have any expectation of him - he is righ tin the middle of the scale to me because he has yet to prove anything.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Yeah, many of you will slam||
Yeah, many of you will slam me for this, but I think the whole obsession over recruiting is overrated. You don't know until you see them play against others on this level. The recruiting rankings are completely overrated. I am glad Michigan got Green, but I would like to see him actually play before doing a happy dance all over the place. And trusting what rivals.com says is like trusting what ESPN has to say. There are agendas abound there and I just don't buy what they say. Good luck to the kid, I hope he excels, but I know people who actually lose sleep over recruiting season - and I think that is silly.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yeah, the no blood on her||
Yeah, the no blood on her dress as they walk though the party was a bit sloppy to me, but here's what I think happened. We found out after the episode that Jennifer Carpenter running over to hug "Maria" after she shot her was not scripted it was improvised. I am betting that they shot the walking through the party scene first and the shooting scene later and just didn't catch it (which is a really big miss).
What is interesting though is we all have it wrong. It is Maria we should be rooting for, not Dexter. Dexter is the bad guy, remember? He is responsible for innocent people dying like Rita and like that photographer from the Trinity season.....(it was the photographer's assistant that was the killer, and Dexter, in a hurry, killed the wrong guy). He need to answer for that. I do believe the show ends with Deb killing Dexter.
One of the reasons the books are better is that the books are told from the first-person, from the thoughts of the main character, and even with narration it's really hard to go into detailed thoughts when a first-person narrative is conveyed on the screen.
I thought it was a really good, redemptive season (last seasn was brutal), but like Walter White and Tony Soprano, I have turned on Dex and I want him to pay for his crimes.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Mitt Romney's not doing||
Mitt Romney's not doing anything........
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Oh piss on Notre Dame. For||
Oh piss on Notre Dame. For all their talk about tradition, they are just like the rest of 'em.....its only about the money. Fine. See ya later. Good luck finishing middle of the pack in the ACC. Because when I think of the Atlantic Coast, I naturally think of Northern Indiana.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I LOVE the fact that Brandon||
I LOVE the fact that Brandon had the balls to schedule this game. This is Michigan, and Michigan fears no team and real Michigan fans take this loss with their chin up and looking ahead. I think as much as anything, this was a barometer to see just how far they have to go before they are close to being a top program again. Nothing wrong with that. Last season was a charmed season with a lot of key games at home and very few major injuries. I think this team will be a better team and not win 11 games. Sorry they got beaten so badly, but for cying out loud, at least it was the defending national champion doing this and not MIssissippi fucking State.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Shanahan is a very reasonable||
Shanahan is a very reasonable guy and he's always been an ambassador for hockey. He was a tough, but not dirty player himself, and recently. He understands what these guys are about.
If you tbink he's been wishy-washy keep in mind this is his first year doing this and he's still trying to get a feel for it - and man, has he been put to the test in this first round.
As these playoffs continue - you may see some more consistency - and because of this punishment you may see less of this nonsense
I'll give Shanahan the benefit of a doubt - but I really want to see a crackdown on this headhunting stuff.
By the way, I am disappointed in Carl Hagelin for what he did to Alfredsson. He's better than that (at least I thought he was).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||He was headhunting. He left||
He was headhunting. He left his feet. He's done this before. I think he should be banned for a full year. Enough of this. I like hard-hitting hockey, but guys that are targetting other players' heads should be dealt with seriously. This wasn't an accident. He left his feet, full speed and drove his shoulder into his head.............that's not hockey, that's an assault.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||And he flew all the way to||
And he flew all the way to Phoenix to watch that.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Wade Phillips||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I just love how everyone||
I just love how everyone wants to kiss up to this high school kid. You truly have no idea if this kid will be a boom or a bust and people on this board and in the Michigan community will totally freak out that he is not coming here.
I guess there will be no other running backs in the country that could possibly come here.
And all the current players will leave, right? Because any time a coach leaves a program EVERY player and EVERY recruit leave.
Step off the ledge.....Richie's gotta go.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||That Boise State kicker is||
That Boise State kicker is gonna kill himself.....
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Had a feeling he would miss||
Had a feeling he would miss again and he would just throwing a fit. Someone needed to calm him down.........
|3 years 34 weeks ago||He fell as he caught the||
He fell as he caught the ball, he was down instantly, so yes the clock stops.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||That original story posted||
That original story posted said Michigan was guilty of FIVE major violations.
DO THE RESEARCH !
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Before you call all||
Before you call all journalists scum, please remember it was journalists at the same newspaper that did bring down that horribly corrupt Kilpatrick administration.
But yeah, there is something askew between the freep and U of M these days.
Used to be you were lucky to be able to use an unnamed source more than once every few months.....several in one story is a bit out of bounds.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||A genuinely kind man who was||
A genuinely kind man who was never rude to anybody. A two year period of losing George Kell, Mark Fidrych, Ernie Harwell and now Sparky. That summer of 84 was unforgettable - first from wire to wire - and then that last mad dash of 1987.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Don't underestimate what the||
Don't underestimate what the NCAA could do to Michigan. That is going to be a BIG, BIG factor in how this all plays out at the end of the season.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Who is being irrational? I||
Who is being irrational? I don't expect a National Championship, but a .500 record in the Big Ten would be nice......and that is REALLY lowering expectations for Michigan.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Rich Rod's own Nike||
Rich Rod's own Nike commercial is coming out soon
"What do you want me to do?"
Those were tears of relief, he knows it will soon be over.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||You need to see the movie Two||
You need to see the movie Two Minute Warning.....
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Hey, I haven't given up just||
Hey, I haven't given up just yet, but 4-15 is his Big Ten record. You really can't deny it's not working. And yes, they need to actually beat a good team here or there and that has yet to happen.
His Michigan career hangs in the balance against a weak Penn State team in two weeks, if they lose that game - he's done.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I saw an X-Files episode||
I saw an X-Files episode where these teenagers would go in a cave and step into this light and it would make them have the ability to go faster than a bullet. They couldn't catch Denard.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Michigan will NEVER, ever||
Michigan will NEVER, ever change their home jersey/pants.
Michigan will NEVER have maize colored jerseys as the base color.
Michigan could, however change the road unis to white jersey/blue pants, but that would be about it......
|3 years 42 weeks ago||If you are going to||
If you are going to make that argument....
Michigan has played
a vastly overrated - U-Conn
a 1-3 Notre Dame team
squeaked by U-Mass and
beat up on a bad M.A.C. team.
So that goes both ways. Remember, Blue was 4-0 last year too. They have looked better this year, but their true tests haven't really started yet. Michigan can't take any Big Ten team lightly, Indiana almost beat them last year and they lost to bad Illinois and Purdue teams.