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|3 hours 28 min ago||Lil Jon||
|8 hours 27 sec ago||We used to have them in the||
We used to have them in the men's restrooms at Michigan Stadium. I guess Alabama is just playing catchup.
|1 day 1 hour ago||They should have let him show||
They should have let him show his emotional range. Of course, he's done Josh Groban before, but maybe Whitney Houston's Bodyguard song?
|5 days 4 hours ago||My most horrible to the||
My most horrible to the ears:
|5 days 5 hours ago||And we never killed our||
And we never killed our waterboy...what's your point?
p.s. Go Navy!
|6 days 7 hours ago||This is a long thread and||
This is a long thread and maybe someone already said it (a few times even), but what good is a "prediction" if you get to change it over and over again. They should just say "reply hazy, try agagin" or "cannot predict now".
|6 days 10 hours ago||But then aren't you stuck||
But then aren't you stuck with that shitty magazine? I'd rather not kill the trees.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I saw that on Twitter and||
I saw that on Twitter and wondered how quickly it'd land here. Pretty impressive speed!
|1 week 4 days ago||I think much of the Vegas||
I think much of the Vegas pessimism comes from our poor road performance recently. If I were a betting man (I'm too cheap to be such a fellow), I'd say the Nebraska game offers the best bet. We obliterated them two years ago and only lost last season because of the Bellomy implosion/Devin at WR experiment. We should be back in form against Neb this year and teach them a lesson.
As for the MSU line...if we don't develop a running game, it could be a tough game. Then again, MSU lost their RB, WR and TE. So, um, could be ugly (not "ugly" as in big win; just ugly).
In general, we've got to be one of the hardest teams in the nation when it comes to setting lines this year. Our offense both excelled and was held back with Denard. Now, we have a more traditional QB and (could have) a stud freshman running back. Teams that relied on an attack-Denard-and-ignore-everyone-else philosophy (I'm looking at you Sparty) are going to be facing an entirely different foe. What will our defense bring? I don't know, but I'm hoping pain.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well, my friend, I've dealt||
Well, my friend, I've dealt with press on a regular basis in my business life. Sometimes, they burn you. If a particular outlet burns you, you have the choice of turning your back on them or continuing to "do business" with them. If you choose to do business, then you stop whining and act like a fucking professional. That's exactly what our program has chosen to do.
p.s. I didn't say that no one with the University/program cares about what happened, I said they don't care as much as folks like you. Of course, it's much more exciting to get all ranty about something that wasn't said. I'm sure it bothered some folks, but they're adults who see the bigger picture.
|1 week 5 days ago||that could be the straw that||
that could be the straw that broke the camel's back. (and there've been plenty of straws)
|1 week 6 days ago||I see your true colors,||
I see your true colors, shining through...
You left the "ic" off of the end of "Democrat, Rush. And, no politics.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ok, I don't speak on behalf||
Ok, I don't speak on behalf of the extremely tiny minority of face-painters who care more than the vast majority of fans/players/coaches/administrators. My argument is that folks like you need to either get over your grudge (which, unless I'm mistaken never played a football game) or just stop whining about it. You don't like the Freep; don't read it.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was waiting for you to say||
I was waiting for you to say "April Fools" or maybe just drop a "/s", but you were serious. I mean, not that you're a serious person, but that you were not kidding.
"Tressel was less than candid"? You write that yet complain endlessly about the writings of others??? The guy lied over and over again to cover up things he knew to be violations. He played players he knew to be ineligible. He was the problem. Not Pryor or any of the other knuckleheads on the team.
And now you wish MSC were more like Gee so that she would have taken a stand for RichRod? Dude, Gee stood up for his coach because the coach won games. What do you think he would have done for a coach who lost a ton of games, helmed the ship during the first violations ever on the program and lost every game to his main rival?
Frankly, with this latest bit of wackiness, I'm surprised you aren't ranting against the writers who broke the OSU story. After all, it wasn't a big deal...just a coach who was less than candid. They should call it "Candidgate".
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||You should focus on not||
You should focus on not calling someone a "silly ass", especially when you drone on endlessly about how much you hate the Free Press due to their horrors in coverage. That's all I've got. Please feel free to get back to writing epics on the relentless harm done to Michigan football by a sports writer.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||You mean like how everyone||
You mean like how everyone from the Free Press lost their press credentials? Or how they aren't allowed on the field? How their photographers aren't allowed to publish pics of players? How they're banned from any and all coverage?
Yeah. Of course not. You rant and whine about THE FREE PRESS but now you're talking about ONE dude who writes for the paper...who still has his "standard spot". You care wayyyyyyy more than Michigan does.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||You had me with that analogy||
You had me with that analogy until you said, "other are zipping by just as fast..." The "others do it too" excuse is never a good one. We got caught, got punished and have moved on. Doesn't seem like anyone associated with the program holds a grudge like the folks here.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I've got no beef with that.||
I've got no beef with that. Nothing wrong with that being your personal view; it's the constant anti-freep whining here that's over the top. If folks don't like the paper, don't read/click (your suggestion above).
Only point I disagree with is that it seems to imply the Freep (and only the Freep) hurt Michigan football. I'd say the Freep opened the door to learn of actual violations but neither of those events hurt the program as the adults running the team did.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||A fluff story on Michigan||
A fluff story on Michigan football??? Oh, the horror. It's not like anyone here likes positive pieces on the program and posts a ton of them.
p.s. New students don't need to learn to hold an old grudge. Let them be happy with the current state of affairs. Hell, maybe it wouldn't have happened without the violations and sinking of the SS RichRod.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Bad journalism? That happens||
Bad journalism? That happens at every outlet. There is no paper/network/whatever immune from shitty work. It happens and even those directly affected seem to get over it.
As for your analogy...it's more like being accused of stealing a new ferrari when you only stole a used ferrari that needs work.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I can understand how some||
I can understand how some people here at upset with the Free Press as they did blow the violation story out of proportion. That said, a fair reading of the entire situation has to include the fact that we DID commit violations. They were minor (though labeled "major"), but the adults in our program fucked up.
Now, we've moved on and things are going well in A2. If folks want to continue to boycott the better of the two (non-A2) local papers, so be it. IMHO, it's just kinda childish to complain about links from the paper. You don't want to click? Cool. Don't.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Does our band spell "scum" at||
Does our band spell "scum" at halftime? Ok, well, do our fans cheer "sc-um"? No? Ok, I guess calling them "Ohio" isn't so bad then.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, but he didn't say||
Yeah, but he didn't say that...and you're only including the second half of his comment which (if you had included the entire quote) would clarify that he was (in a lame and maybe insensitive joke) referring to the priests running the schools rather than all Catholics.
Of course, context matters. The other thing that matters is that ND sells itself as a model of piety and has a giant Jesus in their endzone. Their mascot is a brawling leprechaun (possibly offensive to leprechauns). The priests are the leadership of the school. They have their own national television contract. An institution that big should have a thicker skin. As I've said a few times now, Gee was a dummy for making questionable comments, but (if we set aside the OSU hate) the comments (I thought maybe there was something else) weren't really terrible.
You can't just substitute "blacks" or "Muslims" into a partial comment because the parallel doesn't exist.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ok, but still...what did he||
Ok, but still...what did he say? The only quote I saw about "Catholics" follows him talking about the priests at ND. The Polish army stuff (old questionable quote) seemed a lot more offensive (and cornier). Maybe someone will come up with the quote, but if folks aren't even sure if a comment was offensive, it probably wasn't so terrible.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe I'm missing something||
Maybe I'm missing something here as folks seem to be really offended at what Gee said about Catholics. What exactly did he say that was so terrible? In bad taste, improper given his position, etc...yeah, get that...but the outrageous comments were what exactly?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Why do you keep going back to||
Why do you keep going back to "if it were Jews or blacks"? That has nothing to do with anything. Yeshiva doesn't field a football team with an NBC contract. Howard isn't negotiating with the ACC.
Gee made some dumb jokes when he should've spoken like a university president. That was about it. He goofed on the priests at ND (not "Catholics" as a whole) for, essentially, being tough to deal with. We are talking about the same ND that weaseled out of the Michigan contract just before kickoff, right? Maybe he had a point.
Anyway, I'm not defending Gee. He shouldn't have made the comments, but maybe save the outrage for something that matters.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"He is a prolific fundraiser||
"He is a prolific fundraiser and is leading a $2.5 billion campaign at Ohio State."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm still not sure I see what||
I'm still not sure I see what terrible things Gee said about Catholics. Stupid comments to make for a University president? Yes. Terribly offensive? No.
The Howard/Yeshiva comparison? Huh?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||While a university president||
While a university president should have the foresight to guard his tongue in public comments, let's not compare members of a group to leaders of a group. Personally, I wouldn't hold child rape against the next Catholic I sit next to on a plane, but I sure do hold it against the Pope (at least the last one), the Vatican and Catholic leaders around the globe.
You can't just permit (and facilitate) global child rape for decades and then get a thin skin. As horrible as the Sandusky rapes are, Penn State is a nothing compared to the Vatican. If the Church can't take a little ribbing, maybe it should've done something about all the children it allowed to be raped.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Kinda funny for Urban to warn||
Kinda funny for Urban to warn of, in essence, a separate recruiting staff when that's exactly what OSU was permitted to do upon his hire. (Which still completely blows my mind - sanctions, who?)