Peppers at 10, which seems low.
|1 week 1 day ago||lost 35 since beginning of april||
treadmilling while watching DVR shows, stopped drinking pop and single handedly helping the local market hit their revenue target for boneless skinless chicken breast.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||all of the state's hyphenated||
last name players belong to us.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||they are part of the champions classic event||
with kansas, Duke and Kentucky that takes place early in the season so they do play one of those two teams 2 of every 3 years.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||yes||
he is banned on the full site, but those people can still post on the app.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||D League callups||
I would bet that okc's d league team also being in okc's has a lot to do with that, they could call him up for 24 hours if they needed a practice player due to injuries or whatever and then send him right back down.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||he didn't make a bogey the entire event||
56 holes in total.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||this post needs to be copied/pasted||
all over every single article related to this issue. Fantastic post.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||didn't state lose to George mason||
that year they made the final 4?
|20 weeks 12 hours ago||Move Bitch||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||insert micdrop.gif||
|23 weeks 1 day ago||after not playing in the 2nd half||
of a close game vs Purdue, I'd highly doubt caris plays 20 minutes tonight
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I'm impressed you have a balcony||
overlooking a beach as well as mountains at the same time
|24 weeks 1 day ago||To show everyone they mean business about this||
Mississippi Valley State's women's fencing team is gonna get the death penalty.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I hope that comment about not loving every recruit||
isn't directed at magnus. he is extremely level headed when it comes to player evaluations
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The actual shot was the "Robinson Transition Three" GIF above||
But the broadcast replay is the one that shows the Maryland coach.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I know the exact one you are talking about||
I noticed that too. Had to replay it a couple times on the DVR
I believe it was after Duncan's 3 right before the 4 minute TV timeout. Dude had a look that was equal parts "Is this dude serious", "Wait, THAT guy is killing us" and "I need to take a dump".
It's right around 29 minute mark of this full game video posted the other day.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||the direct download link||
hasn't worked very often any of the last couple of months
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||don't forget the 19-13||
halftime score in the final four game between them and MSU.
|40 weeks 6 hours ago||I don't follow crootin close enough||
to know hometowns of every single player but last one that comes to mind for me from either football or basketball is John Navarre.
And I only know that one becaue I remember my 18 year old self thinking "Cudahy" was a funny name for a city and that name has always stuck with me.
Obligatory "No offense to anyone is from Cudahy, Wisconsin"
|1 year 12 weeks ago||it will probably be right after||
he mentions having family in the area and uses us to get a free trip to the family reunion.
Nope, i'm not bitter about bball recruiting at all right now.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It was the finals in 97||
We had the honor of getting trucked by Webber in the 91 finals as well.
Crazy thing is that Vall was the third best player on that team but the only one that had his head screwed on straight to take advantage of a D1 scholarship offer. At least one other guy had one but combination of test scores and general knuckleheadedness prevented that.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I had the honor||
of watching my high school lose to both of those teams in the state finals.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||because of they way||
they restructured his contract figures in the past, the franchise tag figure would have been $27 million, meaning they would have been paying 3 guys somewhere around 50% of the total salary cap
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I don't think||
I could agree with this any more. Well done sir.
Dude has been playing golf basically every day of his life for 30-35 years and claims to not know the exact rule regarding a pretty basic golf occurrence, a penalty drop, of which I am plenty familiar given how terrible I was during my H.S. golf days.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think he was talking about dunn||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I seem to recall hearing that||
but I'm just not sure where....
|1 year 31 weeks ago||first post||
and will most likely be your last for a while.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I'd need 28||
and even then I wouldn't be comfortable with it.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Yeah it still happens||
Michigan played back in 2007, lost in 1st round to Butler.
It's more of a mid-major tournament now though. This year's participants are Pacific, Alaska-Anchorage, Missouri State, Colorado State, Rice, Mercer, Washington State and UC Santa Barbara.
Last year was Harvard, Denver, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Pepperdine, TCU, Alaska, Tulsa and Indiana State, so not exactly a stacked field.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||To be fair||
Michigan doesn't really have a football team this year either.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||exhibition Nov. 15th I believe||
vs Hillsdale. Regular season starts 17th vs. Bucknell in regional round of the legends classic.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||it's because its posted as a combined one below||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||that article is 9 months old||
and an ace Williams article. very little credence should be given to this.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||It's mindblowing to me||
that we are somehow going to be one of the youngest teams in the country for what seems to be the 12th year in a row.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I kind of fall in this boat too||
My only issue is that Oregon manages to run out 57 different combos every year that are, at worst, mildly ugly, whereas everyone that we have run out there range from hideous to "What in the holy hell is that"
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Not 100% sure on this||
but seems to me that there didn't used to be lines on games between 1A and 1AA teams, of which "they" were a 1AA last time.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I'd settle||
for us blocking a fucking a gap blitz once or twice this year
|2 years 4 weeks ago||that should be required celebration for every||
that should be required celebration for every goal
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I wanted 6-0||
but this is even better
|2 years 4 weeks ago||6-0 Netherlands||
I don't think that's an unreasonable request.
It's not worth winning if you can't win big.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||as a dad of a 4 and 2 yr old||
there is no such thing as quiet toddler fun :)
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Just take my upvote||
Such a great scene in that movie.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It's not worth winning if you can't win||
It's not worth winning if you can't win big
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Love the My Cousin Vinny reference||
"Dead-on balls accurate"
|2 years 10 weeks ago||holy shit||
wow, what a game
|2 years 13 weeks ago||dinwiddie tore his knee up||
late in the season, I'd be surprised if he came out
|2 years 14 weeks ago||what a great game||
playoff hockey at its finest
|2 years 17 weeks ago||mindset...||
Win the game. End.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||game is at Lucas oil stadium||
not bankers life fieldhouse
|2 years 18 weeks ago||won't be announced til tonight||
my guess is that they will have msu and our games at opposite times. if it's msu/Virginia, I bet they get they get the 7 pm slot and we play the late game
|2 years 18 weeks ago||my favorite was||
the one they got back when an airball caromed off Morgans shoulder
|2 years 19 weeks ago||the internet||
you win it
|2 years 19 weeks ago||The thing that stands out to me||
Is how often he starts the dances before or as the shot is going up. The force is strong in this one....
|2 years 19 weeks ago||that gap gets larger||
if you stretch it to the point where we beat msu at the breslin in 2011, finished that season 8-3 I believe
|2 years 20 weeks ago||not sure dakich could be a wr||
he didn't make much effort to keep 2 feet in bounds and he did not make a football move before flipping it to the ref, gotta make sure to complete the process
|2 years 20 weeks ago||It's Wright State, not Weber State||
Weber State is in the Big Sky conference, I believe.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I think this has to be an error||
Lunardi normally goes with either the leader of the conference standings or the highest RPI rating if ties are in place. As you said, WMU is the #1 seed in the MAC tourney, so my guess is this is supposed to be Western instead of Eastern.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||this game||
this is a fantastic effing game.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||this thread||
should end well.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||saw on ESPN bottomline||
that cuse's loss dropped them to the 3 line in lunardi's mind, lunardi disclaimers not withstanding.
seems to me that as long as michigan makes the B1G final, the only thing keeping them from jumping to the 2 line would be duke and Virginia meeting for the acc title.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||all that needs to be said||
is Illinois shot 54% for the half and is down 22.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||not sure what u consider||
top or bottom end of the bracket but if msu ends up as the 5 seed, they would slot in against the 4 seed in the quarters, assuming of course they win the 5 12 game on Thursday. They'd be paired with the 1 8 matchup, making up the top half of the bracket.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||if msu is the 5 seed||
they would be in the top half, playing whoever ends up as the 4 seed in the qfinals.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||tiebreakers are determined by win %||
so 2-0 is considered tied with 1-0.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I laughed at the thought||
of 5 maize ragers out there chucking balls at crean like the Vince Vaughn dodgeball movie.
even better, they should let meyer do the use thing.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||im going with joey king||
he'll probably have double digits at the half.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Wisconsin....||
Single plays against MSU, M and OSU. Granted, 2 of them are on the road, but seriously, how does this happen EVERY EFFFING YEAR.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||has a bit of an impact||
has impact on M's potential B1G tourney semifinal opponents. Nebraska still in the running for a 4/5 seed, though they likely need to beat wisconsin at home to close the regular season to have a shot at that now.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||if Iowa doesn't beat iu||
on thursday, they could finish 10-8 and maybe fall to 6th place if Nebraska wins 3 of their last 4, giving us a potential semi matchup of OSU/nebraska and putting msu wisky and Iowa all on that side of the bracket
|2 years 22 weeks ago||weird thing||
the weird thing is that there have only been 4 or 5 years we could have met before the title game.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||that sound you hear||
is the whistle of the izzo excuse train pulling into the station. can't wait for troll Sharp's article about how this loss also sets up msu better for the future
|2 years 23 weeks ago||those socks||
those would be a top seller in the mden store.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I'd love to see the reaction||
of the blue hair contingent of the m fan base rooting for a qb named messiah deweaver.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Is this parity or||
does everyone outside a healthy msu and maybe michigan just kind of suck?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||a lot of people thought||
there was slim chance of replicating last year's offensive efficiency this year without Burke and hardaway and look where they are.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||best comment ever||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||*ranked team at home||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Nebraska bball has been a raging dumpster fire||
for a long time, 0-5 in the b1g this year and beat a ranked team on the road. I think court stormings happen too often but this one is okay by me.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I've been anticipating this column||
since the buzzer sounded and was not disappointed.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||That's correct||
Those games will be an either/or, dictated by television. This mostly happens when there are potential games that CBS/ESPN want to poach that weekend, which would change where these games would slot in. Michigan had the same thing on last year's schedule for the home finale against Indiana.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||should have watched them at Wisconsin last night||
were up 11 at half, close 2nd half, then McCafferty went apeshit costing his team a 5 point trip on 2 technicals, lost by 4.
Iowa is a legit top 25 team.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||you can't use the phrase||
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I laughed at this re: Iowa||
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I predict||
Eastern Washington water polo gets the death penalty so the NCAA can show how upset they are with Miami.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I knew it||
I'm surrounded by assholes
|2 years 42 weeks ago||the loss of posbangs||
is tragic for a post like this
|2 years 47 weeks ago||The NCAA is so mad they didn't find anything||
The next school that allows a volleyball player to use university water to wash their car is going to get the death penalty.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Surprised to see no mention of penn st 2009||
In the 40s, windy and started raining in 1st half. M scored td to go up 7-0, psu ran off 35 of next 38. Graham zug and andrew quarless combined for 4 receiving td's, 3 of which were flat blown coverages down the seam
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Not sure about Houston Baptist||
But I only count 2 in an 11 game non-conf schedule (excluding the 2 exhibitions), not exactly HBCU heavy.
With a remaining schedule that includes road games at Iowa State and Duke, home games with Arizona, plus neutrals with Stanford, Florida St/VCU in Puerto Rico, then a likely 3rd game in Puerto Rico of G'Town or K State, I think that's a more than acceptable non-conf. schedule for a team of what Michigan's caliber should be this year.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Too late for this year but||
Guy I work with ties their draft order into the Kentucky Derby, kinda similar to the NASCAR one above. Each guy in the league gets 2 starting positions assigned at random. They use the highest finish of the 2 horses for each person and rank the draft order as such.
Side bonus is that he also hit the trifecta this year using his 2 numbers and a 3rd he picked, won $4,000.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I might be one of the few||
Cmu grads that cant effing stand fire up chips. I had an r.a. my freshman year that said it all the time and it pissed me off.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||If he manages to convince both to come to Michigan||
Give him the #1 jersey. Braylon will understand....OK, maybe not.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I'm a bit of a soccer newbie as well||
but from the limited experience I have watching games, I salivate over the prospects of the 4 midfielders you list there playing together, especially the center mids.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Nice to know Wojo reads MGoBlog||
From his column in the Det News today http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130315/OPINION03/303150334#ixzz2NcJF6NiM, this sentence leads the third paragraph:
"It's the noise Michigan needs to hear, the guttural sound of a large man grabbing a rebound or powering to the basket."
I'm sure it's complete coincidence Wojo uses the same not exactly common word, guttural, that Ace used in the opening sentence of his game recap.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Yo tommy||
Tell me how my a** taste
|3 years 23 weeks ago||State wins||
On an 80 foot granny shot by nix at the buzzer
|3 years 24 weeks ago||You are so dominate in this||
You are so dominate in this thread.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Completely missed that part||
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This first part of this||
"He does it the right way -- clean -- and he adjust to his personnel. Before he had Burke, they didn't ball-screen a ton. They also used to play a ton of 1-3-1 defense and now he just sprinkles it in. He's a really good coach."
Just reeks of being from Izzo.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Indiana 86 Michigan 81||
Hopefully no one has this one yet, not going to look it up.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||If those boobs||
Still looking like that, I'll be Elton Brand for 3 or 4 minutes.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Sweep the leg||
|3 years 29 weeks ago||ohio st and penn st||
are mostly to blame for this.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||No he's not||
The contracts on their face are both 5/$80 but Verlander's was structured at $8 and $12 the first two years, then bumped to $20/year the last 3 years so Verlander is making $20 million this year. Unless Sanchez' deal is structured to be getting more than that this year, and teams very rarely frontload contracts, he won't be making more than JV.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Don't forget||
Only beating Boise St. by 4 and Louisiana-Lafayette by 3, both at home.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||88-78 M||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||82-67||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Home schedule so far||
Pretty hard for a crowd to really get up and into any of these games when the closest margin of any of these games was 28 points. You'll see a much different atmosphere tomorrow night.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||he's been playing more minutes||
than vogrich so far anyway so him not starting isnt really that big a deal. i think beilein likes him as an instant offense guy off the bench.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||kind of a misplaced||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||ct/lo||
is at troy athens hs
|3 years 36 weeks ago||lamb and tuna fish?||
lamb and tuna fish?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||in the mac||
western already played central. awesome analysis though
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Albion, MI||
Home to bball asst. coach LaVall Jordan.
Graduated a year ahead of me. Lost to Battier era Country Day in state finals their senior years. That team had 4 guys that should have played at least D1 college ball but LaVall was the only one that had his shit together.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||brutal stretch in the middle||
at iu wisky and msu, home to osu but get repaid with 2 of 3 after at being against psu plus finish with 4 of last 6 at home
|3 years 47 weeks ago||coke||
he just gets lefties out
|3 years 47 weeks ago||From UMHoops.com||
"Irvin jumped 37 spots from 68th to 31st in the rankings while Walton rose 13 spots, to 44th up from 57th. Donnal saw his stock drop but only minimally as he fell from 103rd to 104th."
Irvin had a huge summer and is now the go to guy on his HS team with his teammate Gary Harris now in East Lansing. A lot of rumblings from Indy BBall people have listed him as the best player in Indiana. With a good HS season, I could see another jump from him to near 5 star status similar to the leap that GR3 made last year.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||my wife teaches at oxford hs||
this was actually done outside of the actual school district. once the voters turned down the bond issue, the school dropped it and it was actually the sports booster club that undertook and did the financing for this.
obviously the school had to give its permission but the truly idiotic was done by non-school district people.
i would bet you'll see a large donation made by the detroit lions charitable foundation then an 11th hour refinance of the remaining portion of the unpaid amount, too much bad pr all around for the bank to just take peoples houses for something that "benefitted the kids", regardless of how monumentally stupid these peoples initial decision was.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Been on flights with Mike||
Been on flights with Mike Tirico (Dallas) and Jason Richardson (Charlotte, NC) on separate occasions.
My best one was from just a couple of weeks ago. Went to Pittsburgh for Tigers games and after a night of baseball, drinking and the casino, my buddies and I ended up at the same bar as Verlander and Gerald Laird. My buddy and I beat Verlander and one of his boys at pool. Verlander closed the bar down and left with a very fine young lady. I'm sure she was a close friend from high school and his longtime girlfriend knows all about it.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||must be blocking out the pain of...||
the dontrelle willis experiment.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||In a twisted way, I hope all of the 4 go pro after this year||
That would most likely mean we are celebrating a 2012-13 Michigan basketball season that ended in Atlanta.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||never fails to make me laugh||
never fails to make me laugh
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Not necessarily favorite, but moment I remember the most...||
was Butler/Florida from 1st round in 2000. I was the only one in my dorm tourney pool that picked Butler to win (I know, cool story bro), but the memorable part is that LaVall Jordan graduated from Albion HS a year in front of me and while we weren't more than acquaintances, we knew who each other were. It was heartbreaking to see a guy I knew and an 85% free throw shooter miss 2 and Miller go the length of the floor to beat them.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||State has an agreement||
where they are going to play road games vs all 3 michigan MAC schools in the next 8ish years. 1st one is this year at CMU.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I don't know..||
There is a big difference in 1st round matchups between the 2 and 3 seed. Assuming higher seed wins in 1st round of BTT, 2 seed gets winner of this weekend's Iowa/NW matchup where winner gets 7 seed. The 3 seed gets loser of IU/Purdue matchup. This of course assumes no upsets in Thursday 1st round BTT games. HUGE difference in playing IU/Purdue vs. playing Iowa/NU
Fun Big Ten Tourney facts: In the 14 year history, the following matchups have never occurred:
I'm sure everyone knows about MSU/Michigan never meeting. However, there has only been 1 year (2001, UM 10 seed, MSU 2) where they could have even met before the semifinals. Including this year where they can't meet until the finals, 11 of the 15 years of the BTT, the only way MSU/Michigan could have met was in the finals. That is crazy to me.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||We play 18 conference games||
So we have 11 conf. games plus arkansas left. We are currently 15-4 so if we win 5 conference games plus arkansas, we would finish at 21-10 overall.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I'm actually impressed...||
that it took until the bottom of the 1st page of the OP's link for someone to mention "getting no help from the whistle" and the bottom of the 2nd page for someone to call the over and back "complete homer BS"
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Big Ten schedule||
EDIT: Nevermind, Raoul types faster than I do.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Another correction...||
Farmington Hills Harrison does not have a bye this week. Their conference (Oakland Activities Association) has a crossover week this week between 2 of the divisions. Harrison is playing at Lake Orion H.S. this week.
I live just south of LOHS and was thinking of going.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Even though...||
Nashville is in Central Time Zone, the better fit geographically is Nashville moving to the Southeast.
I don't think you'll see the Wings moving east, leaving only one original 6 team in the West (Chicago). My guess of the most likely moves are moving Nashville to the Southeast, Winnipeg moving to the Northwest with the other Canadian teams + Colorado and Minnesota moving to the Central.
Hopefully, the NHL uses this as the time to examine the schedule as well and change it so that each team plays the other at least once every year. It's ludicrous that it takes 4-6 years to get to see some teams/players from the opposite conference.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Funny...||
That was EXACTLY what I did. As soon as he went up, I yelled NO, NO...WOOOOOOOOOO.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||The team's response after Wisconsin game...||
and how they played in the Minnesota game, as well as how they jumped on State from the get go after a full week layoff, makes me confident that we will see Michigan's best effort against Illinois on Friday.
They very easily could have come out flat for each of these games for very different reasons and didn't.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||SMU's leading rusher is from Oxford..||
so you can root for someone from Michigan at least.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Have the contact rules changed that substantially...||
in the 10-ish years since Braylon was being recruited? It seems like the father of a very highly recruited player would have some memory of how the process went down.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Just imagine to possibility||
Just imagine to possibility of Denard and Dee running the "Annexation of Puerto Rico"
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Sheppard||
Sheppard is the raido play by play guy for Michigan basketball, so if anything, he'd be biased TOWARD michigan.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Discussed this same possibility with a buddy last night...||
We both felt RR has to have been keeping something up his sleeve for Sparty. The offense hasn't had to show many wrinkles due to the sheer dominance of Denard, but I would be SHOCKED if there aren't a few plays that involve more than 1 of the QB's. My favorite would be Denard and Gardner in the backfield, maybe trying to get Gardner isolated on a LB on a wheel route or a jumpball play near the goalline similar to the one that tOSU ran for Pryor a couple of times when Boeckmann was there.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||The U.S. plays a friendly against Brazil...||
on August 10th in New Jersey. Given the World Cup and most players beginning preparations for their respective club seasons, it's debatable how many of the recognizable names for either side will be there. I would think the U.S. or Mexico based players would likely be there (Donovan, Buddle, Findlay, Torres, Gomez), but I would question if the guys that play on European club teams (Onyewu, Dempsey, Holden, etc.) will be there. Maybe we could see the return of Charlie Davies to the USMNT.....
|6 years 3 weeks ago||93 OSU game...||
was the first game I attended at the Big House. I doubt my experience is any different than any others' first game. Truly, one of the more memorable sporting events in my life. The epic beatdown on TUOOS that day was icing on the cake.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||I went to Albion High School with LaVall....||
and he is an outstanding person. The phrase "nicest guy you'll ever meet" is thrown around a lot, but it's true with LaVall. So pumped he has gotten the opportunity to come back to Michigan.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Looks like the Iowa fans are bringing out..||
all the original plays on Michigan's name.
"Make Michigan" on the front and "Our Bichigan" on the back.
Also have seen an "Ann Arbor is a Whore" shirt.
All they need is a "Wal-Mart Wolverine" one to complete the cycle.
I know Iowa is really bad, but Lickliter should really have trouble looking his team in the face when he gives his munchkin son 7-10 minutes a game
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Is he....||
Is Antwan Boldin any relation to Anquan Boldin from the Cardinals?
I know what you meant, but couldn't pass this one up.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|7 years 6 weeks ago||The Rule 5 rules also allow a||
The Rule 5 rules also allow a team to offer a selection back to the team the guy was originally selected from for $25,000. Not sure if you can then just cut him if the original team doesn't want him back either.
You haven't seen Bloom this year because he was terrible in spring training and the Tigers offered him back to the Pirates and the Pirates accepted because they apparently didn't have enough terrible pitchers.