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|42 weeks 2 days ago||another great game||
This was just another in a string of excellent games played and won by these women. They are an excellent team and if you haven't watched them play you should.
After almost 9 years in the Army I'm now an undergraduate engineering student at Michigan. I've never been a soccer fan, and in fact had never watched a whole game of soccer. I love football, hockey, and basketball. When I moved here with my wife and 4 year old daughter I rented a house in the area and by amazing luck our neighbors daughter was beginning as a freshmen at Michigan and was a scholarship player on the soccer team. To support our neighbors I decided to go to the first home game of the season and brought my daughter. Since then I've been hooked. These women are so much fun to watch and are so talented. Yet even with all the individual talent, they play so well together as a team. I really enjoy watching their games and cheering for them. They've made me a fan of soccer which is something I never thought could happen. My daughter loves going to the games as well and cheering for our neighbor and the entire team. Since moving down here she learned the Victors and sings it constantly. The only thing that could be better would be if more people would come watch and cheer for these women. The attendance at the Womens Soccer is rather low. While it's a little late this season, if you want to see some great competitors battle it out, you really should come watch this team play.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yes I was a state officer in||
Yes I was a state officer in 2000
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Thanks guys. I'm a married||
Thanks guys. I'm a married Army veteran (non-traditional student). After almost a decade in the Army I was medically discharged, and I've spent the last 2 years completing all the required classes to transfer. It's been a long journey for me to get here and I am beyond excited!
Also, my 3 year old daughter has been telling everyone, "My daddy's going to Michigan!" she watches all the games with me and is excited too!
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Didn't Carr retire.||
Worst offensive play calling I've seen since the Carr days. Pathetic. Fire Borges and fire Hoke for hiring him. It's not just this game it's all the games this season.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||the issue||
the issue is that they were making dirty plays and seemed to be deliberately trying to injure Denard (grabbing his facemask and twisting after a late hit) and then the roughing the passer. I'm sure there were more I didn't see. That shouldn't be tolerated at all. Yep, we lost, and our play wasn't that great, and I have no issue with a clean loss. But when someone tries to deliberately injure a player from the other team, they should be called out, and if their coach doesn't put a stop to it (sits them for one play and then puts them back in), then the league should step in and start vacating wins or penalizing the team. Taunting and classless stuff like that is silly and poor sportsmanship, but the real concern is trying to injure other players. That's not sports, it’s assault.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Thank you||
Thanks RR for showing us something different at Michigan. I wish you had been given the 4th year to prove/disprove your work. You are a great coach, and a great man. I wish you and your family the best of luck, and I'm sure you'll be leading another team to wins in no time.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||you||
let them sit and refuse to discuss it for a month so that their buyout drops to $2.5 mil instead of $4 mil, then fire them like you already decided to. Thus you've saved $1.5 mil to use on the lawyers when he files a lawsuit against you for doing that. I hope that's not what happened, but perception is reality in many cases.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||authentic jersey||
I just wish that when they say they're selling "authentic" jerseys that they were actually, you know, more like what they players wear. The "authentic" jerseys they sell are decent quality, but they're not very authentic, other than that they're made by adidas.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||IIRC||
this post was a massive failure after the PSU game, not just because of your opinion, but because of the way you wrote it. The problem with being drunk and writing isn't that you can't have a rational thought, but that most drunk people can't express a rational thought in a way that is interresting, or appropriate for people who are not themselves drunk. Thanks for your opinion, I'm sure there are many people who agree with you, just as there are some who disagree with you. Especially since you mentioned BH which, dear god... well nevermind.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||just hope||
I'd like RR to stay for 1 more year with a different defensive staff, however I also would understand and be okay with JH coming in. I just really hope we're not the next Notre Dame with all this CC.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||from what i understand||
the car thing is pretty common at most schools as another poster pointed out above. Most of these athleets get some kind of "improper" benefit. Granted OSU is pretty shady on a lot of things, and I'd love nothing more than for them to burn, however, Tressel did come out and say that the "over practicing" happens at most major schools and wasn't a big deal, when the rest of the media was trying to crucify us for it. As much as I hate OSU, I feel honor bound to not sling mud, but to let them get caught on their own and fry for it.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||espn isn't worth||
a dime. perhaps some of the comentators on there are not so bad, but as a whole, i wouldn't give them a single penny. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm done defending RR to anyone who wants him gone. I've supported him, but more importantly I've supported the players, the team and the school. If people don't show up to the games because they don't support the coach, then they should give up their season tickets, move to afghanistan and join the taliban. Michigan football is bigger than a coach, a player, a recruit. It's a team, and we should support the team, and want them to succeed. Yes, RR has been responsible as the head coach for several embarrasing losses, an NCAA investigation/probation, and some of our worst-on-record performances. If DB decides to fire him, I'll support the next HC as much as I supported RR. However, if DB decides to bring back RR, then support the team, or find a new team to be a fan of. As I said above, the taliban is always recruiting.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||mgopoints||
what's the point of having a minimum point total to post new content when people get insane amounts of points for posting pictures and .gif files in replys instead of original thoughts/ideas or even opinions. Not saying that's how the OP in this thread got his points, but seriously, points are meaningless for judging whether someone can be trusted to post quality content when people upvote single word replys and silly cat pictures.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||i can||
i can sort of see the op's arguement if it were put more like this, we all (most of us) have some superstition about game day attire/actions. Perhaps it's just another superstition that a coach should wear maize and blue instead of white and blue for the games. I'm just guessing. I know I have certain things I wear every game day, and have some way more obsessive friends who are very specific on what they eat and wear, where they sit etc.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||seriously||
what about lloyd's record vs OSU in his last few years (tressel era). Not better than RR. The "Michigan Man" argument never held any weight with me. Bo played for Miami (OH), and was an assistant coach at fing ohio state before coming to Michigan. How is Bo more of a Michigan man than RR? Granted Bo had a much better record at Michigan, but that was never the point of the "Michigan Man" arguement. RR didn't ever get a fair shake from many fans, and certainly not from the media. That however is where my defense of RR ends. There are a lot of negative things that have happened since RR came to Michgan, and I can certainly see the arguement to replace him. I also can see the arguement to keep him for one more year (as long as we get a new Defensive staff). The thing is, I'm so drained from the whole thing, that I just don't care anymore what decision DB makes. If it's to keep RR, at least we'll see if he can do better in his 4th year, if he can, great, Michigan wins and we're all happy. If the team can't win after next year, no one would argue for another year. If however DB decides to bring in another coach, be it JH or whoever else, I will support his decision, the new coach, and the Team. I really just want the team to win. Regardless of what that takes (as long as we're not cheating, or being classless). IMO too many fans have let their hatered of RR blind them, and turn them into fans that no team needs. If you ever rooted against Michigan because you thought it would hasten the change of coaching staff, well, you should just join the taliban. With that, happy new year, and Go Blue!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||sources||
Some of the soldiers I met in Afghanistan from an Arkansas National Guard engineer unit told me some things about this. Apparently, one of the soldiers cousins is friends with Mallett. He told me Mallett said he wasn't forced out. He liked Michigan, but preferred to be closer to home, and the coaching change, along with the new scheme (spread vs. pro) he figured it was a good time/excuse to transfer.
I realize this is considered hearsay, because I didn't hear it directly from the source, but these guys had no reason to lie about what their family member told them. I also saw pictures of the Soldier with his cousin, and his cousin with Mallett, so I consider this to be true information.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||2 things||
There are 2 things my 15 month old daughter loves to watch, one is "Jacks Big Music Show" on nick junior, and the other is Michigan football. She's been doing the touchdown sign since she was 8 months old. She was 2 days old during the Indiana game in 2009, I watched it while holding her in the hospital (we had to stay an extra couple days because she had a mild infection). She's on her way to being a die hard M fan like me. I also have converted my wife from a state fan to loving Michigan.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||branding and buying||
I understand what six-zero is saying in his post, and he's right about the cost and time associated with this. As another commenter said though, we don't know if this was the best one they offered or there were better ones that delaney didn't choose. I think one important thing to remember here though, is that one of the reasons we have logo's or marks is to put it on products to sell to consumers/fans. If 90% of the fanbase hates this thing, no one will buy the products that it is put on. In the grand scheme of things, it's used for many other things, and no one is going to not go to a school they want to because of the conference logo. However, I wouldn't buy anything that had this logo on it. I agree with another poster above who said that they missed the mark, and listened to "experts" instead of the public. You'll never make everyone happy, but usually you won't make everyone hate something either. As another poster commented as well, the majority of us are not experts in developing a brand logo/mark or anything like that, however the logos/marks are designed to get us to recognize the brand, and buy it. In that aspect we are experts because we are targeted every second of every day by brand marks/logos. We recognize and buy into ones that are good, and we avoid, ignore, and don't buy into ones that don't connect with us. In this case the Big Ten made a mistake and didn't connect with their target audience, and I believe it's in their best interest to start over and get another one. I am thinking of the long term, because I don't believe that the logo chosen will ever "grow" on me. It has absolutely no appeal to me, or most other fans. I can live with the trophys, hell, I can even live with the division names, I think they could have done better, but they also could have been much worse. The logo though, I don't think they could have done worse. I'm also not advocating hiding or even putting the number 12 in the logo, because seriously, it's not, and hasn't been for over a decade the actual number of teams in the league. It's simply the brand name.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||maybe premature||
but I think with RR and this offense we'll be in the NC within 2 years
|3 years 45 weeks ago||why?||
Ok, I understand that everything is ultimately on the head coach, but here's my take.You have an offense that is just crazy good, yes they make mistakes some times, but they're pretty young still. They're scoring like 30 points per game, 67 in this one, and yet I still hear people say, we can't win in the big ten with this gimicky offense. Really? If we had even an average defense, we'd be undefeated. Our problems are on defense. That being said, today, despite giving up 65 points, and a boat load of yards, they did have some really good stops. Especailly that last one. I guess we need to watch them for the rest of the season. Either way, keep RR, because this offense is the way to go. If our defense doesn't improve, maybe bring in a different defensive staff, but for the love of god, don't get rid of RR. Who says we can't recruit the "smaller" faster guys to fill our offense, and have traditional big ten "bigger" guys for our defense? I haven't seen that rule, so if it exists, someone please provide a link.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||where is||
the practice field in relation to the stadium? I've got a parking pass for Pioneer HS lot from a family member with season tickets, so I'll be parking there. What time should I show up? I'll be bringing my wife, father, and one of my wife's friends, because apparently all of my friends are state fans. I also may have 2 extra tickets that I will give to any veteran/current military member for free. if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me with details I'd love to come over and meet you all and hang out for a bit. email@example.com
|3 years 45 weeks ago||some things to keep in mind||
As a disabled Army veteran now in Afghanistan as a contractor, I'll be streaming the game online for myself and a few of the Soldiers I support/work with who are big enough M fans to stay up and watch the game. Though noon games are better, the 3:30pm starts keep us up until around 4am. Every little bit helps the Soldiers over here, the moondust like dirt and constant wear of patrols tends to make clothing wear out faster, and in most of Afghanistan it's starting to get pretty cold. Where we are about 60km West of Kandahar City, summer temps were around 110-120 degrees, now, night time temps are dropping into the 40's, and it's about to get a lot colder. The Soldiers get issued cold weather gear, but warm socks would probably be greatly appreciated. Also, most of us love ramen noodles, beats the heck out of the food (and I use that term loosly) that the dining facility or mobile kitchen's serve. In case you didn't know, most of the food we eat is designated "for military and prison use only," and I'm not kidding or making that up. If you are planning on mailing anything to a Soldier/Sailor/Airmen/Marine over here, winter is the time you can mail most anything food related. During the summer, don't mail anything meltable, mail usually makes it to Kandahar Air Field, or Bagram Airfield within a few days from the states, there it sits in a shipping container, or on pallets, in the sun/elements, not environmentally controlled area until they can find space for it on a bird or convoy, larger packages usually sit longer than smaller, but many times, they sit for at least a week. In the summer anything you send that can melt, will. It's awesome that Michigan is doing this, and I'm sure Michigan fans will help support it. Us Michigan fans deployed over here appreciate all the prayers and support, and even the ranting on the boards, as it's a nice distraction from the reality on the ground over here. It's always better with a win, so let's hope we can pull it together for the rest of the games this year (particularly for Wisconsin since I'll be home on leave and have tickets!) GO BLUE! and God bless our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, Veterans, and everyone who supports them.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||one thing to say||
|3 years 49 weeks ago||blue in a sea of green||
Almost my entire family (including my wife) are MSU fans (from Petoskey by the way). Not sure how I ended up a Michigan fan, but I don't remember ever being a fan of any other school. My dad has 3 cousins who are M grads (back in the 70's). I joined the Army at 17 right out of high school. After almost 10 years I was medically chaptered, and I'm now working as a civilian over in Afghanistan (I wear maize and blue 3 days a week over here, and my Michigan hat everyday!) The reason I'm over here is to make enough money to go to school full time when I get home and still be able to support my wife and 1 year old daughter (who was 1 month old when I left to come over). She was born on the 24th of September last year and had to stay in the hospital for a few days because of an infection. I almost got into a fight with the nurse because I insisted that she be in my arms for the Michigan game against Indiana, and I watched it with her in the hospital. At any rate, I'm applying to Michigan for the winter 2012 semester hoping to get in for Computer Science. My fall back school is GVSU, I'd rather be unemployed than go to MSU.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||what I learned?||
Our defense did better than I expected. They were on the field for what 2/3 of the game. Now part of that is because they couldn't get the 3 and out, or stop 4th down conversions. But a big part of that was because our offense scored so fast. Our defense needs work, no one disputes that, but they don't flat out suck. We're talking about such young guys playing their 5th college game. To have so many young guys out on the field for so long, and still have them playing hard and not giving up, I'd say they deserve a lot more credit than they get. As to the recruiting arguement, I'm not a recruiting expert, nor am I any kind of football expert, but maybe RR recruited so much offensive talent instead of defense, because he wanted people to see his offense in action. Now that we have the offense rolling, we look way more appealing to defensive recruits. The good recruits now have a reason to consider Michigan, because they know we have the offense to put up points and win games, which can turn into championships. I think RR was right to recruit heavy on the offense to start out, because bringing in defensive players would have slowed down the development of the offense, leaving more doubt about his ability to put together this insane offense we have now. Oh, what else did i learn today? We are 5-0, and no matter what happens next week, for this week, I will enjoy being 5-0. Go Blue!
|3 years 50 weeks ago||not sure||
ESPN has a breakdown of college revenue/expenses. http://espn.go.com/ncaa/revenue This data is from 2008. Here is a copy/paste of the top 10:
FYI Nebraska is 21st in total revenue at $75,492,884
and 16 in total expenses at $74,981,110
For Michigan, I expected us to be higher on revenue than we are, and I think most of us assumed that Michigan had a higher profit ammount. The thing is, the profit goes into a lot of other things. Not working in the Athletic Department, I can't say this for sure, but I would bet it gets reinvested into facilities, and to support other non revenue sports. There are a lot of programs who don't make any profit, and some that lose money. So paying players isn't likely to happen. I personally can't stand pro sports, once these guys start making the kind of money they do in the pros, it just loses something, and I don't enjoy it. I understand the reasons people want to pay college athleets, and I don't disagree that they should probably get something more than they do currently, but there do get a lot of benefits that other college kids don't. As for the non-scholarship players, I feel for them the most, as they probably have it rougher than many college students. However, that's their choice, if they don't want to do it, they don't have to. I personally would give anything to be able to make the Michigan football team. I don't know what the perfect answer is, but given the information I copied from espn above, I don't think that it's going to happen.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||how many threads||
How many new threads do we need to discuss this topic, I'm pretty sure this is the 3rd. There isn't even any new information in this one. It's almost a copy/paste from the last one I read.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||in case you||
in case you didn't know, the point total to post was raised to 100 a few hours ago. I was at 85 points when it happened. I got an e-mail saying I could no longer start topics. Then when I went over 100 points, I got another e-mail saying I could start threads again. So, it was raised to 100, maybe not high enough in some members eyes, but at least it's better than it was.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||nice||
I don't blame you for being selfish, I think any real fan would be in that situation. That's amazing, and I wish you luck on winning again, since I'm not a student, and can't compete with you, if I was a student, I'd find a way to sabotage you and win myself...j/k...sort of, lol. It looks like you had an awesome time. Thanks for documenting your experience on here. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough (or rich enough) to do this myself. GO BLUE!
|3 years 50 weeks ago||from afghanistan||
I'm deployed in Afghanistan, I've had to watch all the games on justin.tv so far. Except for the UMASS game, that wasn't broadcast by anyone unfortunately. I had to listen to it on internet radio.