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|8 weeks 1 day ago||There's an old quote||
"Never attribute to a conspiracy an action that can be explained by incompetence"
or words to that effect.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||We were in section 19||
It was at least 50/50 near us, if not more Michigan fans. I'd say it was 40% Us / 60% throughout the stadium.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||So did Northwestern||
and BYU,and Maryland, and Indiana, etc.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||If there have been three forfeits, the AD of the dominant team||
is scheduling wrong.
Why not have the smaller school teams like Granite Falls play the freshman or Junior varsity team from the Archbishop Murphy? The Archbishop Murphy should be looking to get higher profile matchups for his varsity team if everyone in their conference is scared to play them this year. It's not fair to the kids from either team to have them miss games, because the adults can't go the extra mile to find appropriate opponents for both teams.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Race relations aren't "as bad as they've been in 40 years"||
our awareness of those problems has changed.
Anyone who grew up in a largly african american community knows that unequal treatment of people of color by law enforcement is not a new phenomenon. Remember Rodney King? Remember the Detroit Riots of 67? The Watts riots of 65? There have been countless cases of publicized police brutality over the last 60 years or so. Driving While Black has been around for decades. You can argue about one particular case or another, but the data is pretty clear, african-american men are shot by police at a rate far greater than their percentage of the population would suggest. That's a societal problem
The idea that attitudes about racial relations are somehow manipulated by the media or by politicians is incredibly insulting to the people of color who are the victims of that bias. You think the protesters are so stupid that they have to be told that they are being discriminated against? How condescending. Do you think the members of your family were "taught to hate cops", or do you think they formed their own opinion based on their interactions with law enforcement?
No, what's changed is that with the change in technology, white america has begun to see the reality that african-americans, and other people of color have had to deal with decades (or more).
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Why would the administration need to||
throw the Paterno Loyalists a bone"?
Paterno betrayed the trust of countless kids, the players who played for him and he professed to love, and the university he claimed was the most important thing to him. People who put his legacy above the name of the university and doing the community a disservice and shouldn't be "thrown a bone". They should be told to take a hike, just like Paterno was. It's people like them that allowed this to happen, that allowed football to become more important than the safety and well being of children. It's this sort of "Joe can do no wrong attitude" that allowed him to operate outside of the law for so long, and allowed him to pretend that what he knew was going on wasn't really going on and wasn't worthy of his time or his concern.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Plan Two is good||
but I would substitute Washtenaw Dairy for Stucchi's. A little out of the way, but well worth it.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||People who make jokes about killing cats||
are shit and should be exterminated.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||It wouldn't surprise me if the back to back games @ MSU||
were Brandon's idea. He knew that with the nine game conference schedule there would be years when we had one less conference home game. Perhaps he figured that having OSU and MSU at home in those years with five conference road games would even up the value of the home schedule year to year (i.e. seven home games with OSU, MSU = eight homes games without either of them)
It was a stupid idea, but given what we know about Brandon, would it really surprise anyone that this came from him?
I'm guessing we won't get two straight home games from MSU. If we are the ones pushing for the change, then MSU has the upper hand and can dictate the terms. The best we can probably hope for is a road game followed by a "road" game at Ford Field, followed by a home game.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Georgia only has three OOC games scheduled for 2018||
Home game with UMass, Murray State and Georgia Tech. A road game in AA would round that schedule out nicely.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Another suggestion||
Make a targeting call more akin to a yellow card in soccer. (or the flagrant foul calls in the NBA playoffs) - Not an immediate ejection, but if you get enough calls, you are kicked out of the next game. Every targeting call is reviewed after the game at a centralized location.
|32 weeks 58 min ago||Or, they could look into having Arkansas switch their games||
If Arkansas would take the first home game, you could play ND at home in 18 and on the road. According to fbschedules.com, Arkansas only has two other non conference games scheduled in those two years, Norh Texas in 18, and Colorado State in 19, both at home. It would be easy for them to flip flop the Michigan games.
|32 weeks 2 hours ago||Permanant Rivals||
Illinois-OSU and IU-MSU would likely have to be included as protected rivals. Also why not just make Minnesota/Iowa/Wisc/Nebraska all permanant rivals? If we rotate all the other teams every two years, it wouldn't hurt not playing for the jug every year.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||There's no doubt that the actions||
of Briles, Starr and everyone else involved at Baylor were reprehensible and the NCAA should look into strong penalties. But Paterno covered up the criminal activities of his primary assistant for over two decades. He and others in power there enabled the behavior by letting Sandusky use Penn State's name and influence to set up a children's charity. Briles has 20 more years of enabling sexual violence before he reaches JoePa's level of wretchedness.
|41 weeks 22 hours ago||Don't blame Mork||
He wanted to hold a satellite camp in Florida this spring, but Izzo told him he'd never get past Middle Tennessee
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Well, if he's made his decision||
and he's talking to Sam Webb after making that decision, that's a good sign, right?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||These coaching speculation posts are a lot more fun to read||
than they have been for the past 7-8 years.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||IIRC, it was a third down play at the M 40||
they likely would have punted. Instead they scored a few plays later.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Nightmare scenario for Sparty||
We win out, they lose to OSU. Pre-championship game poll comes out, OSU is 5, we're 6, MSU is 7. In that case, we'd go to the Championship game, and sparties would go absolutely insane.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I admittedly was on the other side of the stadium||
but I thought that the MSU players went back to that endzone to check on their injured player, who was getting strapped onto a board at that point before being sent ot the hospital.
That doesn't mean they're weren't plenty of examples of classless behavior on their part (little brother does as little brother is), but maybe not that particual incident.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Another game from the early 80s -- 1981 Illinois||
The Illini came in with a high powered offense that threw the ball all around the field. Kinda of like the best of Purdue during the Joe Tiller years. Tony Eason, who would end up getting drafted by the Pats was their QB and was getting some Heisman buzz. Their first three possessions they went right through our defense like a hot knife through butter. By the end of the first quarter it was 21-7, and Illinois was driving again. It looked like we were going to get blown out. We intercepted a ball in the end zone, and it looked like someone just flipped a switch and we woke up. We then proceeded to score 63 unanswered points to win the game 70-21.
It was said that Bo ran up the score in them because he was upset they had fired Gary Moeller too quickly, and because he thought their head coach, mike White had done some dirty things in recruiting.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"It is telling that 20% of Michigan’s solo tackles (6 of 30)..."||
"...went for a loss."
Impressive math for a Buckeye.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Of course you only beat them because their QB got injured||
you were losing when he went out.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||That would give us only five home games in 2019||
Even if two of them are OSU and MSU, there's no way we do that.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||17-16 Michigan||
Michigan 17 Utah 16
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Iowa should make a run at Stoops||
I know they're on the hook for a ton of money to Ferentz, but Stoops would be a huge hire and would raise the profile of the program tremendously. For Stoops it would be a return to his alma mater and would put him in a job that is probably less stressful than OU in a very winnable BIG west division.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||some of my favorite potent potable||
drunk out of my 1985 Fiesta Bowl Champions glass.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||No TD drive?||
Not that i want you to subject yourself to more torture, but why didn't you chart the one TD drive? Given how rare that occurance has been recently against MSU, it might be important to document it for posterity.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Longest punt in Rose Bowl history||
and probably the best former Michigan player to come from Wyoming (thermopolis, IIRC)
RIP, Mr. Bracken, condolences to his family and friends.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Did you differentiate between winning percentage at FBS||
and winning percentage at FCS or lower levels? If not, what's to stop you from rating that Arkansas HS head coach who's become famous for never punting as being more capable of success than Hermann or Narduzzi?
Look Stitt might have some great ideas and be a brilliant OC someday, but there is no comparison between coaching in D II, with partial scholarships, and players who have no pro aspirations and coaching major college football. He would be the least qualified coach we've ever hired, and we would become a laughing stock if we hired him. Can you think of one coach in the past that went straight from D II to a power conference team? The only two that I can think of that are even close to comparable are Brian Kelly going from GVSU to CMU, and Kelly was FAR more successful at Grand Valley than Stitt has been at CSM, and he was local (i.e. knew the local HS coaches), and Gerry Faust going from Moeller HS in Cinncy to Notre Dame in the early 80s, and that was pretty much a disaster.
Also, why do you need to find ways to not rate Les Miles so high? If you put your finger on the scale to influence the process to get the result you want, it's not much of an objective analysis is it?
Despite my quibbles, i like the idea of trying to quantify the pluses and minuses of every candidate.