"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|5 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
"His friend had been publicly accused of rape. Falsely, it seems, since there was no prosecution"
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Section 1||
Having spent 3 years as a sexual assault prosecutor and another 7 as a federal organized crime prosecutor, I can only say one thing to you, Section 1 -- you're an idiot for equating false accusations with lack of criminal charges.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ummmm...||
Anyone else find it really disconcerting that the OC has never even spoken to several of the recruits with Michigan offers? Not even an effing phone call? Jesus. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Ahhh, remember......||
Haloscan? Repeatedly refreshing waiting for a new thread? The Groh mafia? Just keep choppin' that wood, man.
Those were some dark times. Made the Borges-hysteria look like a walk in the park.
/get off my lawn
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Seth...||
may well spontaneously combust over this one.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Wait...||
Your defensive? I couldn't tell by the hysterical individual responses on this thread.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh||
I'd like to take a photo of this shirt and put it on another t-shirt with the phrase: "Worst MGoBlog Shirt Ever" and then sell it next to the Worst State Ever shirt, a simple idea executed well. This is just trying way too hard. Hopefully this ends up in the same bin where those dumb "In Rod We Trust Shirts" are now. Just terrible.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I will never understand...||
why MSU spends so much time paying attention to Michigan. I guess what I am feeling is what all older brothers feel, though.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||But just as bad||
As you using a "winking" emoticon in your post. Also revoked.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Of all the things...||
I've read about this team and the run they are on this is, by far, the most awful. Just terrible.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Also....||
let's get rid of the white hats. They look absurd. Regular blue hats with the Block M, a la Bo, Mo, and LLO. The white hats are so very Les Milish. Ugh. But I understand why Hoke (Ho!?) doesn't wear a hat. Dude's got a big noggin. Would look like a walking candy apple with a baseball hat on.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Thankfully...||
this exercise if over.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Rob Renes||
If he's a 1st Team All American (on the field and in academics), wins the Katcher Award twice, and is Co-Captain like Rob Renes, that would be awesome. I think you are probably underestimating Rob Renes.
/shakes fist as an old guy.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Ugh...||
This reminds me of Bill Simmons article.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Well...||
I think whitedawg's point was that the whole basis of the U.S. criminal justice system is assuming people are not guilty until proven otherwise. ALL child sex abuse crimes are horrific -- this one is just splattered all over the 24/7 news cycle. Taken to it's logical conclusion, every defendant accused of criminal sexual conduct should just plead guilty. Problem is, this isn't the Soviet Union. The state is constituationally required to prove it's case. Reilly's thesis basically undermines the whole context of the criminal justice system. Throw in the fact that he advocates prison rape at the end, and it's just asinine.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||If he takes the stand||
and testifies on direct examination to his defense counsel, he can't then assert the 5th Amendment. By testifying he is waiving that right. If defendant's could assert the privilege on cross-examination, every defendant would take the stand to tesify under questioning by their attorney and then assert when the prosecutor starts his/her cross-exam.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Ugh.||
As a former prosecutor and current white collar attorney, I get so frustrated when people, particularly the media, assume that defense attorney's make the decision on whether a defendant testifies. The attorney can only give their best advice -- it's the defendant's constitututional right and ultimate decision whether to testify.
But to answer your question, I would have strongly advised him not to testify. Dude would have been crucified.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Rick Reilly...||
is an idiot. He's now advocating prison rape. Let's just go all Stalin on their asses. Not to mention the fact that Sandusky is being tried in state court and will not be going to "general population in a federal prison." If anything, Reilly's comments about federal prison undercut his whole column advocating for prison rape for Sandusky. General population in a federal prison is a heck of a lot better than general prison in a state one. As you can tell, I hate Rick Reilly.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Man, I wish you'd come up||
Man, I wish you'd come up with a different title for this than "Michigan Museday." I realize you're desperately trying to follow in Brian's "Unverified Voracity" footsteps, but the title is just horrific. I enjoy reading this every Monday, but cringe every week when I read the title again.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Patmon||
Started 10 games at SS on the 1998 squad (Marcus Ray started the other 3 at SS). He also started 8 games at FS on the 1999 squad (the other 4 were started by Cato June, another player that would, IMO, that Kovacs could not have supplanted at either position).
My point is only that Kovacs likley would not have played on most of Michigan's defenses in the 1990's. Love the guy to death, but that's just my opinion. From 1991 to 1999, Michigan simply didn't have the problems at safety that plauged the program in the 2000's.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Kovacs starts on damn near every Michigan D in the past 20 years||
Maybe the past 10 years. Shonte Peoples (prior to him going on a shooting spree in A2), Marcus Ray, Dwayne Patmon, and Tommy Hendricks (all multi-year starters as SS in the 1990s) would strongly argue otherwise.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I think you'd be surprised what...||
$550 gets you in New Orleans on both counts. And I'm speaking strictly as a former federal prosecutor, of course.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Gift Suite..||
My favorite comment from an ESPN Big Ten Blog commentator: "Gift Suite is just code for hookers and blow, right?"
|2 years 22 weeks ago||My favorite Bo Schembechler story....||
was all of the times that he was able to sit in the corner of a circular room.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Might I suggest....||
my avatar as a sign.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Good Lord......||
I'm pretty sure Brian spontaneously combusted when he read this forum topic.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||It's also not off topic..||
because Carr and Moeller are both former Michigan head coaches.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Yes.....||
let's keep the defense of the last three years. Much better.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||If Michigan hires a D-III coach......||
I'm officially blowing my head off. And I say that affectionally as a former D-III football player.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||You don't know how tempting it is.....||
to send a resume in application on the small chance I could frame the rejection letter.
"Thank you for your recent application to become Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan. We have reviewed your credentials and have decided to pursue other opportunities with regard to this position.
Thank you for your application and best of luck in your future endeavors.
David Brandon - Athletic Director, University of Michigan"