...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||DOTW material?||
While none of us like how the run ended, I enjoyed the write-up, thanks for sharing. DOTW material?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Who negs the Mathlete?||
*Hoping this was accidental
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1) Never, ever, trust a dude named "Morgan", eh?||
Are you suggesting we not trust Jordan "MORGAN?"
|7 weeks 1 day ago||If by "Mod" you mean a Rivals||
If by "Mod" you mean a Rivals Mod who secretly has an MGoBlog account and is pissed because this seemingly paywalled article isn't (despite the barrier_noentry in the URL), then yes.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Scotch||
The Balvenie Doublewood. Delicious.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||NTTAWWT||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||If you like their Imperial Stout,||
I'd also recommend their Milk Stout as well. I had it on tap (nitro) last night, and it was delicious.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'm in a similar situation,||
Insofar as I won't (potentially, yes, knock on wood) be able to watch Sunday's game (or Friday's game for that matter), as I will be out of the country. I do, however, have a DVR, and checked Sunday's lineup on CBS. It looks like there's one game at 2 pm (eastern), and one game at 4:55 pm (eastern). I'm taping them both, just in case.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wait a minute||
We got Roy Williams? To be an assistant to Beilein or he switched to football or what?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||You stay classy.||
It's generally frowned upon around here to suggest we curb kick anyone, much less U of M players
|27 weeks 4 days ago||i am engaging in sexual congress with foodstuffs||
To my surprise, this was not the first time the tag i am engaging in sexual congress with foodstuffs had been used.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Will Campbell||
Didn't Will Campbell originally commit to Carr before he de-comitted and then re-commit to RR?
|34 weeks 5 days ago||satirical and geeky||
That was amazingly satirical and geeky at the same time: somehow I thought those would be mutually exclusive. I was wrong.
Man I wish more people understood statistics...
|37 weeks 6 days ago||About that...||
"Well, Notre Dame - a school with a proud of being independent in football (which makes absolutely no sense to me!)"
Funny, that made absolutely no sense to me either.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||So then I says to Mabel, I says...|
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||I-A/I-AA vs. FBS/FCS||
Namely, because it's stupid. We had perfectly fine distinctions of I-A and I-AA, before they came around with the FBS and FCS designitions. I understand that one is the (B)owl, and one is the (C)hampionship, but it's stupid, arbitrary, and goes messing with something that didn't need messing with.
|39 weeks 5 hours ago||A sad day||
I got to meet Steve once, as he not only was a fellow alumnus of Colorado College, but a member of my fraternity as well. A really cool, down-to-earth guy who did amazing things for the NFL. He will be missed.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||also Darboh, Bolden, and Houma||
In addition, Darboh took some snaps at WR, Bolden was in there at LB for a bit and special teams, and Houma played special teams as well. From mgoblue's player participation:
That's 12 true freshman taking game reps- granted most of those guys didn't play a big role, but still, that's a lot of freshman out there.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||My bad||
I googled the URL and thought I was safe when I didn't see anything. Sorry about that
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Special Teams Key Matchup:||
Special Teams Key Matchup: HOLD ONTO THE DAMN BALL!!
|41 weeks 4 days ago||not cool man||
not cool man
|42 weeks 11 hours ago||Dileo||
The chart also lists Drew Dileo as RS-JR
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Montana Tech FB Coach||
I guess this is more a series of interviews than a press conference per se, but he definitley has some one-liners that make you ask: "did he just say that?"
"I really feel like our team, at this point, is ready to go hit individuals from another institution of higher learning."
"I want these guys bouncing around today like a pogo stick on viagra."
"Like a homely girl on a honeymoon- busy. Busy. Busy."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||UF attrition||
Here's a good Dr. Saturday article about the UF attrition. I have no idea how much attrition has occurred since the article was penned (which was Oct. 26th), but as of then, only 60 of the 85 players who signed LOI's since 2008 were still on the team.
Edit: Also, Alabama lost two more players to attrition over that same time period (27 vs. 25), but they also (over)signed 24 more LOI's (109-85) in those four years... #stopoversigning
Side question: Matt Hinton left Dr. Saturday- does anyone know where he might have landed?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Sully has nothing on the Piston's mascot|
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Don't forget BGSU||
Meyer also won at BGSU- which itself is an accomplishment- with 8-3 and 9-3 records before bolting for Utah.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Your avatar/username||
Your avatar and username are perfect for this kind of tomfoolery
|1 year 11 weeks ago||No I got it.||
But that doesn't mean I shouldn't apologize for my mistake.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||oops.||
Definitely did not mean that. While I may have been influenced by the post I was responding to (which also mispells the word), that excuses not my mistake. Mea maxima culpa.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||It sounds weird,||
but one of my favorite hot summer day beverages is negro modelo on the rocks with a good bit of lime, preferably served in a pint glass that has had some time to chill in the freezer.
Tonight it's regular Jack on the rocks, only because I ran out of Bulleit and I found a pint of JD in my camping stuff (I find a pint is the perfect amount for a couple days in the wilderness w/out adding a ton of weight) as I was prepping for some summer hiking. All in all, a decent, if unexpected find. Like findng a $5 dollar bill in some old jeans.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Obligatory "Oh stewardess- I speak Jive" clip||
Skip ahead to :57 seconds
|1 year 12 weeks ago||search is your friend|
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Arizona b-ball||
That Arizona basketball team will be a very dangerous team when we match up with them. In addition to their crazy 2012 incoming class, also consider that their 2011 class had 4 top 100 recruits, 2 of whom were top 20 recruits.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||embed|
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence|
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not Ace,||
but I'll go out on a limb and and guess that it'll be sometime on Tuesday.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||To be fair,||
Fat tire is decent, but there are probably 4 or 5 different New Belgium beers that I'd take over it too.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It's OK||
It's OK. WolvinLA2 has more points. MGo Heirarchy.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Source of stats?||
I'm curious, which stats did you use? I might be able to cross-reference and see if post-season goals were included.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||NCAA Record is 10 GWG's in a season||
Not to disagree with you on your overall point, because Kolarik was amazing and certainly deserves HOF consideration, but there are a bunch of players who have scored 10 GWG's in a season: Colin Himingway, UNH, 2002; Chuck Kobasew, BC, 2001; Doug Weight, LSSU, 1991; Tim Barakett, Harvard, 1986, John Newberry, Wisconsin, 1982; Aaron Broten, Minny, 1981; Tom Earl, Colgate, 1970
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Exactly||
A few years ago, Martell Webb was also listed as both a b-ball and football recruit.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Brian gave a good review of this:|
|1 year 16 weeks ago||5 over two recruiting classes||
Yes taking 5 TE's over two recruiting classes may not be ideal, but we also have to remember that some of these guys will redshirt, essentially giving us 5 TE's over 3 graduating classes. It sounds like Williams will contribute immediately, Funchess probably should redshirt but we'll see, I see Butt contributing immediately with either Hill and/or future 3rd TE redshirting. Also, didn't Paskorz just switch to TE for depth? He'd be a RS Jr. by the time the 2013 class got on campus.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Clark||
Also, Frank Clark is a weak side defensive end. I'm with WolvinLA2: SAM is our only true need. I bet we take a SAM and then a second "best-available" LB
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The original evaluation:||
Basically it says that his technique needs to be worked on but that athletically the sky is the limit. I don't see anything wrong with that.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||question for you Ace||
First off, thanks for all of your hard work with these interviews and everythign else. You've definitely come into your element in these interviews and it shows- keep it up!
I've been curious about this for awhile now, but I'm wondering whether your relationships with these recruits will translate into more access/interviews/what have you down the road as they become players and mature and matriculate through the program? Will you keep in touch with them before/during/after the season/s? Is this something you or Brian have considered in the long-term?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||beat me to it||
beat me to it
|1 year 16 weeks ago||annarbor.com article||
Baumgardner, the beat writer for annarbor.com, has a really good article talking about how Douglass and Novak essentially came out of nowhere to rebuild the program. Worth the read. It also mentons that Douglass' offer from CU was pulled.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Second on Illegal||
Second on Illegal Pete's.
And having had a lot of Chipotle in Colorado, and sampled a few Chipotles in Ann Arbor, as well as the Midwest in general, I've come to the conclusion that it just tastes better in Colorado. I now reluctantly and sparingly eat it outside of CO.
Since you're in Denver (and for anyone else who lives there or visits) check out Tacos Y Salsas. There are a few in town, and while the two I've been to (the one on Federal and the one Colfax) are pretty sketchy, they are hands down my favorite tacos, and cheap too!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not at all,||
They could be carried (by their offensive lineman?)
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Older coach, yes||
Mack Brown just signed a 4-year contract extension, inking him through 2020. I wouldn't think him being older would make a difference.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Let me answer your question w/ a question||
Perhaps because pessimists are rarely dissapointed?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Best show on TV, period||
It sucks that this next season will be the last
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Magnus||
is always on a roll.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||TOB||
The Other Brian
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I guess my||
I guess my understanding was that while it isn't okay to cut and paste premium info, that paraphrasing was okay. I re-read the MGoBoard FAQ, which directed me to this: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/meta-premium-information-policy
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm going out on a limb here,||
But you probably still pay for music and would have voted for SOPA or PIPA if given the chance. I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure information isn't copyrighted.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Nitpick:||
Michigan Stadium is the biggest in the US (and North America, for that matter) and the biggest for (American) football, but technically is only the 3rd largest in the world, behind a couple of soccer stadiums in North Korea and India.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||precisely this||
SOD (n.) – acronym for Son Of Dooley; refers to Derek Dooley, the orange pants-wearing fruit of Vince and Barbara Dooley’s loins.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||CCHA non-conference||
CCHA non-conference records: ferris: 6-2-0, miami: 4-2-0, western: 3-3-2, ohio: 4-1-0, lake superior: 5-2-1, notre dame: 5-3-0, michigan: 6-2-0, MSU: 5-2-1, NMU: 5-1-0, alaska: 3-1-0, bgsu: 5-2-1
Total CCHA non-conference records= 47-18-5 divided by 11 schools= avg. record: 4.27-1.64-.45
Hockey East non-conference record= 35-19-7 divided by 10 schools=avg. record 3.5-1.9-.7
You are correct. The CCHA has the better non-conference record. Perhaps it is not non-conference record driving the Hockey East's surge of the Pairwise. The only thing I can think that would fuel this might be that they have a smaller sample size. Since Hockey East have played fewer non-conference games, their games have influenced their opponents RPI less, resulting in higher RPI's compartively to the CCHA's. That or there is some weird TUC stuff or something else going on that I don't really have the energy to look into.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||their non-conference record||
As I'm sure you know (I've seen you post a lot about hockey), the Pairwise is heavily influenced by a small sample size of non-conference games, as it influences not only Common Opponents, but RPI, Head to Head and TUC's as well. Hockey East has the following records out of conference:
BU: 3-2-0, BC: 4-3-0, Maine: 3-1-1, Merrimack: 4-1-2, UMass Lowell: 5-1-0, Providence: 2-4-1, UMass: 4-2-1, Northeastern: 4-0-1, New Hampshire: 3-3-1, Vermont: 3-4-0, which as a conference adds up to 35-19-7, which is damn good. I would imagine that it is thier non-conference record that is driving their Pairwise dominance.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Re: UM vs. CC in PWR||
The Michigan vs. CC PWR comparison, as mentioned by Brian, will boil down to the TUC (Teams Under Consideration) comparison. Presently CC sits at 8-6-1 (.5667) and Michigan is 11-9-4 (.5417), thus CC wins the deciding comparison (they are tied for the other two, which are very unlikely to change). BUT, how this shakes out will not only depend on how each team plays against their future TUC opponents, but how the ever-present TUC-cliff plays out in regards to their previous TUC opponents (to read more about the TUC-cliff: http://www.collegehockeynews.com/info/?d=pwcrpi ). Essentially, only teams above .5 in the RPI are considered TUC.
Michigan faces 6 TUC games down the stretch [2 against each of Northern #12 RPI (Rating Percentage Index, one of the comparisons in the Pairwise, not Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Miami #13 RPI, MSU #16 RPI- none of them are in danger of falling off the cliff] plus playoffs. Of Michigan's TUC opponents, only Northeastern and Alaska are near the TUC cliff, with RPI's of .5147 and .5005 respectively (Michigan went 0-1 against Northeastern and 1-1 against Alaska).
CC plays 10 TUC games in the remaining regular season schedule (2 against each of Duluth #1 RPI, Denver #15, Nebraska-Omaha #25, Bemidji State #29, and Michigan Tech #30) plus playoffs. Of CC's TUC opponents, UNO, Bemidji, and Tech are all on the cliff, with RPI's of .5118, .5046, and .5039 respectively (CC went 1-1 against UNO, and 2-0 against Bemidji, and has yet to play Tech). In addition, two other CC opponents, St. Cloud and Air Force, are presently below the cliff at .4968 and .4903 respectively (CC went 1-1 against St. Cloud, and 0-1 against Air Force).
In order to win the comparison Michigan wants (other than CC losing and Michigan winning, obvs): Northeastern and Alaska to fall off the cliff, removing their 1-2 record against them; either UNO to split or sweep against CC and stay above the cliff, or get swept and fall below; either Bemidji sweeps CC and stays above, or gets swept or splits and falls below; either Tech sweeps or splits and stays above the cliff, or gets swept and falls off the cliff; Lastly, Michigan is rooting for St. Cloud and Air Force to get above the cliff. Of course, this is all subject to change depending on playoff matchups.
All this to say, I think Michigan has a good chance at flipping the comparison, so long as they play decently well, because, even if CC plays decently too, I foresee CC losing a few of its TUC wins under the cliff as well as potentially gaining a few TUC losses, while Michigan is in less danger of either. Wow that got long- and that's the joy of getting into the nitty gritty of the Pairwise.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Darrell Scott||
Case in point: Darrell Scott. Look how that turned out.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thanks||
for the help. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one having trouble embedding.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Colorado Springs 20 car pile up||
If you think some of these videos are bad, check out this massive pileup on a busy hill in Colorado Springs. If I remember, this storm hit about 3 pm, leading to a somewhat crazy rush hour.
If someone with better embed skills could post this, that would be awesome
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I posted this further up||
but they're not exactly unrelated. Rep Jared Polis (CO) inserted "the internet is for porn" into the congressional record. Brilliant move to try to stop SOPA.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I hope your rep is Jared Polis||
because he is awesome.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Zing!||
I think her name is Allison Stokke, pole vaulter at Cal, if her google images are to be believed.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||TTB||
Also, Magnus takes a look at their OL over at this site:
|1 year 26 weeks ago||If you think this is||
If you think this is excellent (which, of course it is), check out this one- it's my favorite, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Yes, we did know about||
Yes, we did know about this:
And yes, living in CO is awesome. Do you have a favorite CO brew? My go to is New Belgium's 1554
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Cognitive Dissonance||
Actually, the pschology term "cognitive dissonance" is what you're going for here. Think of the fable of "sour grapes."
|1 year 27 weeks ago||No Chipotle in NM||
Except there is no Chipotle in New Mexico
|1 year 33 weeks ago||search function is your friend||
you don't use the search function much, do you? I'm pretty sure Ace mentioned this on the front page: http://mgoblog.com/content/thursday-recruitin-puts-down-three-and-out-long-enough-write-post
also, that's two of your posts in a row that are repeat topics.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||INFORMATIVE TITLES:||
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Some others||
I would also add Pacific Rim for some excellent seafood (sablefish!), Metzger's for some pretty solid German food, and Wolverine Brewing for beer (which has consistently gotten better- no food though)
EDIT: I would also add Casey's Tavern for burgers and onion rings. Gets pretty packed, though.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||check here||
near the bottom, under
"Ann Arbor is Quite a City and it Has an Awesome College Football Stadium"
also read everything there while you're at it
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Chris Barnett's weight||
is discussed in his interview over at TTB:
"I came up on the spring game, and I was 295 [lbs]. Right now, I'm 272. Coach wants me to be 280 -- no [not any] more than 280."
Also, people seem to forget that he's coming off ACL surgery. I would guess that yes, some of that is bad weight, given that he's only 80-85% (his numbers). I hope he redshirts this year, recovers, rehabs and gets in great shape for next year.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Tech?||
But what about Michigan Tech? They might throw a wrench in your numbers.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||What do I think?||
NEEDS INFORMATIVE TITLE
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Jim Tressel as Oprah?||
Doesn't the the Jim Tressel as Oprah spoof where everyone gets a new car belong here as well?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||A to the B, brother.||
A to the B, brother.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||In the article||
"Head coach Red Berenson said earlier this week that while Burlon was healthy enough to play, his time off may keep him out of the lineup as U-M enters its most important game of the year and cannot risk playing a skater that is rusty."
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Next time you're confused,||
Read the linked article, and you would have found this:
"Head coach Red Berenson said earlier this week that while Burlon was healthy enough to play his time off may keep him out of the lineup as U-M enters its most important game of the year and cannot risk playing a skater that is rusty."
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Misopogon||
Thanks for the nod for DOTW. I would've been able to write a bit about DU, being familiar with the enemy and all, but I haven't seen NoDak quite as much, and not in person. Maybe I'll put together something a little less extensive leading up to the game, but it wouldn't be as informative.
There are a couple decent North Dakota hockey blogs out there that might be willing to do a back and forth with Brian- answer 10 questions, that kind of thing- they would know more than I do. I say decent insofar as they know the team and hockey in general, but you might still get a bit of the SIOUX arrogance. The two that I know of are:
The latter of which is the beat writer's for the hockey team whom I've met- a pretty decent younger guy and pretty professional. The former would be more of the fan blog type.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Sierra Nevada||
I find the Pale Ale to be pretty decent, but I really like their Christmas Ale
|2 years 12 weeks ago||(almost) shortie||
There was the shorthanded (kinda) chance
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Warsteiner and Sierra Nevada||
Warsteiner and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Howe||
Howe is actually playing pretty well for CC. The rest of the team not so much. Credit the Michigan forecheck
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Ron Jeremy||
When he rocked just the 'stache, he looked quite a bit like an old Ron Jeremy. No joke.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Ron Jeremy||
When he rocked just the 'stache, he looked quite a bit like an old Ron Jeremy. No joke.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Notre Dame-Merrimack||
3-3 14:28 left in the 3rd
|2 years 12 weeks ago||slow starts||
CC started slow in the first :19 seconds of the game last night until BC scored then. After that, CC played very well. Young team, early jitters
|2 years 12 weeks ago||ESPN Classic||
The game is starting on ESPN Classic until the Yale-UMD game is over. Channel 725 in Ann Arbor
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Denver beats Western 3-2 in Double OT||
Also not all WCHA fans are annoying. Just DU, UND, Minny and Wiscy, in my experience.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Lines||
I posted this in the preview diary, but the lines are the same as last night for both teams.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Lines for tonight||
No changes for either team, lines stay the same, same goalies.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Special teams vs. 5x5||
I didn't explicitly say that Michigan would win the special teams- I do expect CC to get a couple PP goals- and if Michigan gets one and a shorty, then call that a wash. While during the season on the whole the PP carried CC, recently 5x5 play has been seen an uptick in play. The way they've played against BC and North Dakota particularly make me think that they can play with/take it to Michigan at even strength. I'd attribute it to the chemistry that has been built from the continuity of the lines staying together for much of the second half of the season. Also Jaden has a 4-9-13 line in the last 5 games and only 6 of those points are off of the PP.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The Schwartz||
I definitely should have stolen that for my preview.
I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let's see how you handle it.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||WCHA Tagline/toughest regional||
The "Just Got Tougher" I believe was added after Bemidji State and UNO joined the conference. I don't know about the exact timing, but I'm pretty sure that it's been there most of the year. I wonder when they take it down or change it? At the latest after Minny and Wiscy leave for the BTHC.
In my opinion, the West is the toughest regional this year. You have BC, the very scary defending national champs, CC which has played the most games against tournament teams, going 7-7-2, UNO, which, as Brian mentioned, rolls three scoring lines, and depending on Faulkner's play, can hang with anyone, and Michigan, which was a game or two away from being a 1-seed. Also, you don't have any small conference teams here, only the big boys. It's definitely the toughest road to the Frozen Four.
Also, if both Michigan and CC win today, I'll post another CC opponent preview.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Speaking of threads being||
Speaking of threads being useless, maybe you should change the title of your post to something that's actually relevant to the content? "Question?"- bad. "Question about twitter reposts?"- good.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Mike Cox/Fitz Toussaint||
You mean like Mike Cox? He's listed at 6' 211 at mgoblue. Or Fitz Toussaint 5-10 200? I'm sure they both will be able to get bigger too and be that kind of bigger back to complement Shaw/Smith.
Also, the thing I like about Rawls is his power. Size isn't always everything.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||5th years offered next year||
I agree with the first part of your post in that M will take a full class. Even if next year is loaded with talent in the midwest, I've never thought that a team should "bank scholarships" for the next year. A bird in the hand, etc.
As to your last bit, I highly doubt that 6 of those 11 wouldn't be offered 5th years. I don't know if M has ever not offered 5th years to more than a couple guys a year, much less 6. Honestly, outside of T-Rob, and possibly M Cox, all the other players are at positions in need of talent/depth.
Roundtree isn't getting his scholly pulled, Moore will be one of the only TE's on the roster, Barnum, Khoury, Mealer and Omameh will need to be around to allow our younger OL's to redshirt, Demens isn't getting his pulled, and Kovacs and Floyd would be 5th year guys in the secondary- it's been awhile since we've had a couple of those returning. I would bet most of those guys will be granted 5th years, no more than one or two tops who aren't.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Gwozdecky||
Gwozdecky's name always come up when an opening in the upper-tier of the WCHA/CCHA becomes available (not necessarily that MSU is/has been upper-tier the last few years, but given the location/history for hockey, you would think it should be), but unless Wisconsin (his alma mater) opens up, don't look for him to go anywhere. What he's built at DU would take awhile to get going somewhere else, and I think he likes where he's at. Plus, 2 National Championships will give you some job security. Also, I've been at a few press conferences with him- he's a bit of an arrogant ass...and a midget. Definitely a Napoleon complex. From where he's at, he'll never end up at MSU. Also, Blasi is from his coaching tree- I don't see him jumping ship after building up Miami (the other Miami) unless it's to a North Dakota/Minnesota/Michigan/Wisconsin/BC/BU kind of place. Just my e-pinion.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Cloning Roh||
Sweet! We cloned Roh! Yay science!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Because a Bolivian party||
Because a Bolivian party don't stop?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Jayden Schwartz||
For those of you who have seen Canada play, how did Jayden look? I'm a CC alum (which might put my loyalties at odds depending on the how the GLI shakes out), so was interested to see how he fit in. I know he's been having a hell of a year, maybe leading the WCHA in points and maybe for all freshman in the NCAA? Something like that
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Boston College, Minnesota and||
Boston College, Minnesota and DU would disagree with you:
Also, it's just a bit early to be looking at Pairwise for any relevant tournament information at this point. It's one of those things where it's designed to be looked at after all the games are played. As we approach the end of the season, you can start getting an idea as to who will make it, but by then all non-conference games will be played, determining Common Opponent records, most Teams Under Consideration will be figured out, and Head to Head and RPI's will be whipping into shape.
I agree, though, that as hockey spreads across the nation (thank you NHL expansion), you will see more athletes attracted to the sport, deepening the pool. Who would've thought 10 years ago that you'd see D-1 hockey recruits from California and Texas?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||you forgot one award||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Dr. Strangelove/The Kids Aren't Alright||
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
The Kids Aren't Alright- The Offspring
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Denard's NCAA record||
"Denard Robinson broke the I-A record for rushing yards by a quarterback and is the first guy in history to have 1500 rushing yards and 2500 passing yards in the same season."
Mgoblue's stats show Denard at 2229 yards passing. He hasn't broken 2500 yet, though between OSU and the bowl game, he probably will.
The record I heard getting tossed around was that he was the first 1500/1500 guy, which would also make him the first 2000/1500 guy.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Dogfish Head 90 IPA with some||
Dogfish Head 90 IPA with some Founder's Dirty Bastard in reserve
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Cam Gordon's TD- switching the ball||
I didn't notice it live, but if you look at Cam Gordon's scoop and score he picks it up, initially tucks it under his right arm, and then switches the ball to his left (outside) arm. That's usually something you see (smart) running backs do. Perhaps he can teach Denard...?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Brian Cook becomes Peter Griffin?||
Does this mean that Brian has a genie who has granted him three wishes, and Brian has used one to have his own theme music that follows him wherever he goes?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Red Berenson||
I seem to remember hearing somewhere (probably around these parts) that Red Berenson has voiced his opinion that college hockey players should wear half-shields, thus preventing players waving their sticks around with reckless abandon, to better protect against sticks to the head. Sounds like similar logic here.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Sam Webb- WC at OT||
I seem to remember a recruiting roundup from long ago (before WC's signing day) that Sam Webb was of the opinion that while WC had the talent to be an all-conference defensive tackle, that he had the potential to be an all-american on the offensive line (I think he was talking about him playing tackle).
Everyone talks about how much depth we have on the O-Line, but much of that is on the interior. At tackle we have Dorrestein (eligibility expired at end of season), Huyge, a RS. Jr., then two RS. Freshmen in Lewan and Schofield. So after this year that leaves us with 3 scholarship tackles (plus next year's recruits, who will get the obligatory OL redshirt).
If WC to moves to OT, I'd actually be somewhat okay with it. But given our depth on the interior line, I don't think that a move to guard would make much sense.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||"liquid crack"||
We used to make a concoction in college called liquid crack. It was some combination (I don't remember the proportions) of vodka, light beer, and frozen lemonade concentrate. That was some tasty, dangerous stuff.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||iPhone||
Yeah, I was kinda hoping that the OP had posted this from his iPhone
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Jack Handy||
And here I was expecting Jack Handy...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Rooting for Big Ten in non-conference||
As we've seen, there's certainly some sense in rooting against Purdue, but I understand and agree with that during the non-conference schedule, we should be rooting for all Big Ten teams, the theory of course being that it just makes us look better when we beat them.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Try these threads, lots of||
Try these threads, lots of good info in there.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||sushi?||
Anybody have thoughts about good sushi? I've been to Miki's downtown, and thought it was alright, but wondered if there were other spots that were worth checking out?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Here's the ESPN||
Here's the ESPN link:
It's a Rittenberg story, and he usually does a pretty good job of taking the high road and avoids sensationalist journalism.
Also, I think losing 3 recruits to academics in one recruiting class is, I would imagine (I don't have the numbers) higher than the average, hence the extra attention.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Yes and no||
In regards to the suit against the undergrads, the university "lost" in that the Supreme Court ruled that points couldn't be handed out just because of the race of the applicant. However, the university won in that it was ruled that race could still be used as a factor in admissions. Following the decision, the admissions department did away with the points system and hired more people to read applications.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||just to add fuel to the fire||
ESPN reports Hanley refuses to apologize to the team and he makes a verbal zinger against his manager:
|3 years 4 weeks ago||disagree||
The OP isn't asking for anything but political responses by posting it here, that in and of itself is okay- it is marked "OT" after all. It's this part that asks for political responses: "I'm sick of seeing stories like this without getting political"
|3 years 4 weeks ago||OT but tangentially related||
I was in Ohio recently for a graduation, and stopped at a truck stop for gas and a pit stop. While using the facilities, two young gentleman, about 17, wearing tuxes and tennis shoes, also avail themselves of the opportunity to use the facilities. I, being a "normal" person, wash my hands afterwards. These two fine men piss and run, mumbling to me on the way out "fuck washing your hands" and then proceed to purchase mountain dews. Yay prom in Ohio! End story.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||How about||
Carlos Brown? Wasn't he highly recruited out of Georgia?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Mike Leach||
I didn't know we had an old coach contributing to defense on the field.
Good stuff as always though.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah, you know what RedTube||
Yeah, you know what RedTube is...
|3 years 11 weeks ago||try this one|
|3 years 12 weeks ago||watch Denver and RIT online||
If anyone is interested who doesn't have ESPNU
|3 years 12 weeks ago||small correction||
Fat Tire is the flagship brew of New Belgium Brewing, based in Fort Collins. While Fat Tire is pretty good, I would probably rate it as their 4th best beer behind 1554, Trippel and Mothership Wit. When I travel outside of Colorado I just don't get people's fascination with Fat Tire.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||To follow up||
on your point of overlooked aspects of WWII, specifically in regards to the Holocaust, is the role the Einsatzgruppen played. I, too, was a history major with an emphasis in German history, and I actually wrote my senior thesis (not at Michigan) on this specific topic, looking at the nearly daily Operational Situation Reports sent by these Einsatzgruppen ("special task forces," essentially mobile killing groups) back to Berlin.
When one thinks about the Holocaust, you generally think about the death camps, and for good reason. What is not as well known, however, is that nearly one-quarter of the victims of the Holocaust were killed by these Einsatzgruppen in Russia following Operation Barbarossa. Essentially these Einsatzgruppen would take Jews and other "dissidents"- but mostly Jews- out to the woods, make them dig their own graves, and then shoot them face-to-face. This was something that I didn't know about the Holocaust until my junior year of college, and I considered myself someone who knew much more than the average person regarding the subject (yay History Channel and books). It shocked me how so many people could do that to other people, and it was the toll it took on the Einsatzgruppen (alcoholism, insanity, suicide, etc.) that actually led the Nazis to look to other means (gas chambers) to solve the "Jewish Question."
If anyone has further interest in this subject, I would suggest reading "Ordinary Men" by Christopher Browning and "Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust" by Richard Rhodes. Also, check out Stanley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View" for a different take on how individuals respond to authority.
Your comment reminded me of my own studies and I thought it was applicable to share here. Also, it really reminds you how there is evil in the world, and that there needs to be people willing to fight said evil, so, again, another shout out to our past, present, and future veterans for standing guard.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||satirewire||
It's not the onion, nor is it current (last updated in 2002), but my favorite fake news was satirewire.com
You can still check out the archives, though, and find some gems. Here are two of my favorites:
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Not much original content||
Yes, much of what appears on there is just a rehash of stuff found here and elsewhere, but I do find that he does good research to find info on preferred walk-ons
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Point taken||
I agree- I guess I was referring to the people who actually take the time to stitch on the names. Generic #7 jerseys are just fine
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Bob is on vacation||
Bob is on vacation- this "jackhole" is a guest blogger who is making this argument.
Also, I am of the Scott Van Pelt opinion that grown men shouldn't wear jerseys of their favorite 18-22 year olds. There's plenty of leeway if that jersey is from when you were that age, but generally speaking I'm not sure 45 year olds need to be wearing Devin Gardner jerseys
|3 years 12 weeks ago||KRACH||
There are certainly those who think that KRACH is the better system, but I just want to point out that under that system there are 7 WCHA teams that would have gotten auto-bids (6 in the top 9!) including 3 that didn't make the tourney- CC, Duluth, and Minny. CC and Duluth would be seeded ahead of Michigan and Minnesota would make the field with a losing record (although I think that after the Wisconsin getting an at-large bid a few years ago with a .500 record they might have changed the rule so that you have to be above .500 to get an at-large bid, but we're still talking in the hypothetical KRACH world here).
This is all due to the emphasis the KRACH places on the strength of schedule. Look closely, the 10 WCHA teams are all in the top 10 in SOS, hence the discrepancy favoring the WCHA. In some ways KRACH makes more sense than the Pairwise (which has its own issues with the TUC-cliff, comparing a small sampling of common opponents, or like with Notre Dame a few years ago where they would have been better off putting the puck in their own net in the CCHA playoffs and taking the loss rather than the win), but I have to question a system that leans so heavily on one comparison- SOS.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Not quite||
Us sweeping MSU kept them from getting an at-large bid. Ferris St. was probably the first team out, then MSU, then Duluth
Edit: beat me to it
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Yes, but||
national rankings don't mean jack in hockey. Pairwise is king. RPI, Head-to-Head, Record against Teams Under Consideration (TUC's), and Common Opponents are the major components here and essentially determine who will make it to the tournament.
EDIT: also, those RPI rankings listed at the NCAA website are several weeks out of date. I like the siouxsports site listed above for pairwise stuff, but uscho also does good stuff that's fairly up-to-date
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Pairwise||
It's not just beating State- as well as keeping our own hopes alive for the NCAA's, if we win two of three and knock them out of the conference tourney, they're done for the year.
After losing tonight, they dropped to 16th in the Pairwise. Seeing that Niagara knocked out Bemidji, at most there will be 13 at large berths if there are no other conference tourney upsets. One more Michigan win= Sparty stays home
|3 years 14 weeks ago||"shakes"||
you just don't know what you're gettin'
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Wiki||
I agree with many of the sentiments above, namely that dehydration, deficiency of B-vitamins, etc. are the cause of the hangover, along with alcohol affecting REM sleep- but I'm also of the belief that a hangover is also caused by alcohol withdrawal. Hence, perhaps in addition to everything above, a bloody mary might not be a bad idea.
For other ideas, check out the intranets:
|3 years 15 weeks ago||don't forget||
Marell Evans too
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Gernamy!||
While I agree with your point, when calling others idiots, be sure to perform spell check. just saying...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||amongst other reasons...|
|3 years 17 weeks ago||He's not coming|
|3 years 19 weeks ago||not quite||
According to Magnus' site, RR continued to recruit him as a linebacker. Wilson wanted to play offense. Thus they both parted ways.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||rivals||
is now also listing him as an ATH, and that is a recent development as well
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Roethlisberger||
is a slightly different situation, as he played WR at Findlay until his senior year, when he switched to QB. given the small sample size, not many schools were willing to give him a chance at QB. Miami of Ohio did
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Thomas Gordon||
don't forget Thomas Gordon!
|3 years 29 weeks ago||concerning your sidenote||
Actually, the whole "we play all homegrown Minnesota talent" rule is no longer hard and fast. That is to say there is the occasional non-Minnesotan on the team. Granted the vast majority of their players are Minnesota natives, but the last time they fielded a Minnesota-only lineup was the 07-08 season. Before that season, the last time they did so was the 99-00 team (which is as far back as collegehockeystats goes). Of course, now that Lofquist left the team, they presently only have one non-Minnesotan on the team- Jacob Cepis, an Ohio native, formerly at BGSU.
Consider Phil Kessel (Wisconsin), Thomas Vanek (Austria), the Potulny brothers (North Dakota), Kellen Briggs (Colorado), Danny Irmen (North Dakota), Kris Chucko (British Columbia), to name most of the exceptions in recent years.
But I do always enjoy watching the Gophers' "superior hockey" get rubbed in their face, especially when it's to the tune of a 6-0 drubbing.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||sadly||
Being a CC grad, and a former D-3 football player there, CC no longer has football at all. They were cut along with two other D-3 sports beginning this year as part of budget cuts across the board. So while I sympathize with your remarks regarding CU, it kind of hit home...
|3 years 32 weeks ago||And by Isaiah Bell, you mean||
And by Isaiah Bell, you mean Craig Roh...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I actually like the way the||
I actually like the way the we've been able to rotate guys on the two-deep (except for OL) on offense. For one, it keeps us fresh, like a line change in hockey. Also, as we've seen with the trend in the NFL, more teams are being situation specific- 3rd down backs, short-yardage backs, etc.- this takes advantage of say Carlos Brown's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. I think when Brandon Minor is healthy though, he'll get the bulk of the important carries, but you'll still see Brown and Shaw still get significant snaps. I see it as a great way to create and maintain depth and just simply wear out an opponent with fresh legs.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||BTN coverage||
"the headiness of Cox"
|3 years 39 weeks ago||garbage time||
JB was in there at the end, and he might have been in on special teams before that
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I see your point||
but I was thinking more along the lines of making them look they're in a cult