at least it's not just us?
|1 day 11 hours ago||Yes.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Some of us around here are||
Some of us around here are getting as obsessed about OSU and their season as Michigan State has traditionally been about us. Let's try to avoid having Ohio's little brother syndrome
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He's probably watched||
He's probably watched Michigan over the last few years where we have success in the first half and then go completely away from what was working in the second half...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Me too I was thinking here||
Me too I was thinking here comes three run straight up the middle for nothing :)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If we are all fire Borges,||
If we are all fire Borges, then can we fire the students who don't show up for the kickoff if MICHIGAN / OHIO STATE. F'n disgrace.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Having gone to the Michigan||
Having gone to the Michigan State game this year, 1000 times no. The entire time I felt like I was at a hyped up Arena League football game.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||How can this be a question in||
How can this be a question in college athletics, you never boo your own team. It sounds, looks, and is just trashy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||While I agree with some of||
While I agree with some of what you say, I disagree with who contributed most To Michigan tradition. IMHO, Yost laid the foundation for what Bo created. Mich has never been irrelevant since Bo, even when losing, he turned us into the powerful of a brand.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Your last paragraph.. Yes,||
Your last paragraph.. Yes, x100
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I think the game has passed||
I think the game has passed Saban by too. The days of winning with a strong defense and a great power running game are clearly over...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I heart wins.||
I heart wins.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||I got to "I assume.." and||
I got to "I assume.." and quit reading. Stop it ppl. when was the last time we were even in the running for the number one recruit in the entire country? Let alone his second choice, and let alone the same year we pulled the number two recruit in the entire country. Yes, clearly reason for panic and time to make up baseless and theoretical arguments so we can all freak out and be worried about recruiting on someones assumption of what happened behind closed doors. Huh??
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wow everyone, you folks are||
Wow everyone, you folks are getting as bad as the end of the rich rod era... We were #2 for the top player in the country, and got the #2 player... And it's jump off a bridge time? End of days? This place
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Regardless of tomorrow,||
Regardless of tomorrow, remember there are current Michigan players that deserve our support and fandom
|5 weeks 5 days ago||And them it went on YouTube||
And them it went on YouTube and 112k turned into millions.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If Urban Meyer was a better||
If Urban Meyer was a better coach, why wasn't he at a 'better' school than Utah. Yeh, that guy sucks
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||You are 13 yrs old, correct?||
You are 13 yrs old, correct?
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Going, I'll be adorned in the||
Going, I'll be adorned in the maize and blue but taking the mich stuff off the ride. Too many friends have stories S being dumped on their cars, drinks/garbage etc, and one keyed door. Learned my own lesson in Columbus a few yrs back. I will have a very plain car while in enemy territory.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I am confused, why would||
I am confused, why would someone go to the Michigan of the East if they were accepted into the actual University of Michigan...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I made it through 30 seconds||
I made it through 30 seconds before the overwhelming urge to roll my eyes like a valley girl took control, and I stopped. Hope there was something actually funny in there for folks who watched the whole thing
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It is a good ol boys club.||
It is a good ol boys club. This is why few of these universities ever get dinged for violations.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Glad you caught that. Homie.||
Glad you caught that. Homie.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||It was estimated to cost $3k,||
It was estimated to cost $3k, that would have got about 3-4 band members to Dallas.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||His post was completely||
His post was completely logical, and void of "I knowz pplz" crap I read from every 12 yr old with an Internet connection. Unlike yours.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||How is it stupid? Did u go||
How is it stupid? Did u go to college, Did u have an ounce if fun? This is part, albeit small, of why college sports are so much better than pro. The rivalries are better, along with harmless pranks and ribbing
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I laughed. I liked it.||
I laughed. I liked it.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||As much as I disliked every||
As much as I disliked every alt jersey they have come up with so far, I agree with u completely. The mgobitching gets out of hand
|15 weeks 2 days ago||If he is practicing sound||
If he is practicing sound business, then how are the opponents of using taxpayer money doing any different? They are simply practicing sound fiscal responsibility by voicing their opposition to spending their money on something they do not support
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Signed in just to give you an||
Signed in just to give you an interweb hi-five. Couldn't agree more
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Calculated move by Meyer. No||
Calculated move by Meyer. No one tells this story without knowing how it will be received. While pretending to tell an endearing story about the former coach, he is, in fact, attempting to lower Hayes reputation... thereby loweing the bar for himself to be considered the greatest coach in OSU history. Meyer is a manipulative premeditating liar. True story.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The sky is falling, fire the||
The sky is falling, fire the coaches crowd annoy the hell out of me. 2 plays go another way and that crowd call the coaches genius.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Or... they knew it was not a||
Or... they knew it was not a girly game, but had confidence in the league mandated, approved, liscensed protective gear (helmet and other) would protect them.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||If we have to have retro and||
If we have to have retro and special edition uni's...I wish this guy was designing them. Somone send adidas his resume!
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Latrell Sprewell didn't||
Latrell Sprewell didn't invent spinning rims, nor was his shop the first to sell them... yet half the world still calls them Sprewells...
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Careful shirtless.. run||
Careful shirtless.. run around throwing out the phrase run for a cure and you may just get sued by Koman.
Koman is a foundation I would never give $$ to. Notorious for giving low % of actual funds raised to, you know, the cure.
Their tag should read
Susan G Koman For the Cure! So Long as it Doesn't Cut into Executive Salaries, Lavish Travel and Marketing!
|2 years 4 days ago||I kind of like the overall||
I kind of like the overall look of the whole ensamble (not shown up top).
But seriously, the branding requirements have gotten out of control. M then Addidas then Allstate Sugarbowl in that tight little area. Fugly. Two should disappear, one at the very least.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||OSU prez and NCAA prez old||
OSU prez and NCAA prez old roomates, colleagues, and still consider each other "good friends". There is no hammer coming down on OSU.
Its why they have been so arrogant, because they can. I believe as much as anything the conversations already been had, OSU knows exactly whats coming its way. It will be about 15% worse than their self imposed penalties, it will be orchastrated that way so the NCAA can claim some sort of tough action.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Like he's cost LSU?? With||
Like he's cost LSU?? With their top recruiting classes, supportive fan base, and national championship winning or competing teams every year??
Miles isn't perfect, and I prefer Hoke, but come on. At worst, he is average on the college football ethics scale. At worst.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||While not as horrific,||
While not as horrific, Hoke_Floats logic reminds me of this...
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Thank you sir! You'd think||
Thank you sir! You'd think that solution would be painfully obvious... sometimes I get so stuck online I forget a real world exists outside of a computer terminal.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Arrogance I can||
Arrogance I can take.
Blind group think and kowtowing in effort to get a +1 ... I have more difficulty with
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Nice, I live about a mile||
Nice, I live about a mile down the road.
Do you know if the book will be for sale at the event?
Red's website has no details other than the time. The only book signings I have ever been to were at Barnes & Nobles, so clearly the books were for sale.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I'm glad the old point system||
I'm glad the old point system is gone. People are back to talking football around here.
In pursuit of points this place had turned into endless postings of lolcats, 'funny' animated gifs, users who couldn't put a comment together without the mgomeme, and contests to see who could be snarkiest... not to mention the my way or the highway mentality that turned everyone into a circle jerk participant (er, I mean mgocirclejerk). Think like us, talk like us, or we will negbang you! Ugh.
Even though I don't comment much, I check this site multiple times a day, many more than a 30 year old should. This is the best college football blog on the planet, and while not perfect, currently mgoblog is as good as its been in a loooong time. Yeh, I'm good with how it is.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I've heard/read Bacon on a||
I've heard/read Bacon on a couple different media outlets now.. and the one impression I come away with... one that surprised me and I wasn't looking for... is this guy goes out of his way to be objective and non partisan. He doesn't look find a scape goat or place blame on any one person or action. The guy seems to recognize the world is shades of grey.
And lets me honest, black and white sells. Friend or enemy. His book would have sold more copies if he came out and placed the major blame on any one subject.. if he took a side... if he manufactured controversy.
IMO, he took the high road, and made an attempt to tell as accurate of a story as he could. I admire him for that.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||First, I have for years||
First, I have for years admired Lloyd Carr.
But to say he can't be something he isn't is ridiculous. I am reserved person, I don't like to be in the spot light, I would never want to be in front of the microphones for an interview.
But mess with my family, and I don't care what I am "comfortable" with or not, I am going to war.
If you're saying Carr can't be a certain type of person, its not the type of person who is comfortable out in the media. Its the type person who lacks the integrity to stick up for his family.
(and before someone wigs out on me, I am not saying Lloyd lacks integrity. I am saying if you fully believe a person is just a certain way and they can't change, then u must believe that certain type that Lloyd is lacks the integrity to stand up for family when they are attacked. He didn't, it wasn't because he isn't that type of person, it was a conscious calculated move on his part, what for I don't know)
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Duplicate post.||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||We are all, especially in||
We are all, especially in sports, judged by a standard set by those who came before us.
Bo created a standard here for how a coach should act and who a coach should be. Put Lloyd Carr somewhere that didn't have a Bo standard, and few would question is greatness or commitment to the program. Unfortunately for him, he exists at a place that has an incredibly high standard for what a coach, or Michigan Man, should be. Lloyd Carr doesn't match up to Bo, and so he will be judged accordingly.
Is if fare? Maybe not. I dunno. But its reality. Its why we say He's not Bo. Bo set a standard, showed us all how a Michigan Man (yes I dispise the phrase too) must act.
Look at Kobe. He is/was as close to perfection as you could find on a basketball court, yet he was always not-quite-Jordan. Jordan set the standard for a basketball player's ability, competitiveness, marketability, drive...Kobe was not quite Jordan. If Kobe existed in a Jordanless world, well, he would be Jordan.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Hey yeh, lets do this agian||
Hey yeh, lets do this agian
|2 years 8 weeks ago||And Cierre is thinking the||
And Cierre is thinking the same thing... He (Kelly) didn't live up to the expectations that we have for our coaches at Notre Dame....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I am generally the get off my||
I am generally the get off my porch type, but I like the unis, in particular the arm sleeves
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good stuff, I laughed a||
Good stuff, I laughed a couple times... and hey bonus for starting a thread that won't get locked down or deleted!!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I agree. I saw no personal||
I saw no personal attack in the jumping the shark post, I thought the guy did a pretty good job of voicing his opinion while remaining respectful. But the hammer came down, not sure why. The mgofanboys would have sufficiently beaten him down, why the need to go all communist China on him?
Regardless, the message has been sent. You may diagree with each other, but not Brian.
Which again, is odd, because you never could disagree with Brian here, or said fanboys would have neg bombed you to that place that rythmes with Olivia. Long ago this place turned into a single viewpoint circle jerk. I kind of thought things were getting better after Brians epic and public fail over the Hoke hiring. Those with opposing or dissenting thoughts were sporatically voicing them.
I guess the mods wants to restore the caste system that had taken over mgoblog.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Nothing at you directly Ziff,||
Nothing at you directly Ziff, I could/should have made that clear in my comment, I can 'comprehend' you were discussing the spot. I was speaking more in general. Read through the past 2 days of comments and threads, Brians own, the podcast, and the a few of the comments on your post... I just find it odd that after a loss people seem to focus on one or two plays. This week is the 4th and 1 call.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||nope||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Happens every time.||
Happens every time. Predictable as snow in the UP. When a team loses a game, its fan base finds one bad play to obsess about. Its like a disgruntled fan base needs some common ground to apply a laser focus.
Sure, most likely there were better plays to be had. But honestly, it was one play in a game we were solidely beaten. We didn't deserve to win that game. Their players were dirty, their fans are as mature as 1st graders, their coach a prick, but they beat us in every facet of the game. Offense, defense, special teams, coaching, all of it.
Can we just drop this one play call cost us the game bs?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||
Yes can we please up the points needed to start a post, and this is coming from someone who will never see enough points at the current level to start one. I can't take the whining, bitching, and moral victory posts
|2 years 9 weeks ago|
|2 years 9 weeks ago||its funny when we lose their||
its funny when we lose their are always certain types of ppl who have to make themselves feel better by finding wins in inconsequential things, like who's stadium is better. moral victories are everywhere when michigan loses the actual game.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Or, you know, we could do it||
Or, you know, we could do it the old fashion way and BEAT MSU AND NEBRASKA OURSELVES. Yes, I was yelling. I am not worried about somebody else beating them, since we play them this year. Its our job. If we lose we don't deserve to be ahead of them i the division. Seriously.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||
Thank you rex for applying sound judgment and rational thought when trying to figure out how to voice one's opinion with the song. I agree, respectfully email the person(s) in charge.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||
Yeh let's do that. Cause f all those people who go out of their way to support the University of Michigan football program. Screw their allegiance, our personal taste in music is much more important.... Fwiw, I am booing u right now
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Could someone with points||
Could someone with points post a thread about the rediculous hypocracy of NCAA prez Emmeritt in this story (says schools shouldn't just consider money), so I can wig out in the appropriate environment:
The NCAA has a $10.8 billion contract to televise the mens hoops tourney. And they brag that 90% of it goes back to the schools. OK, where is the other THOUSAND MILLION DOLLARS going?? Literally, that leaves a billion dollars for who, the NCAA??
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Sometimes I think these fan||
Sometimes I think these fan voting things are kind of silly. However, I will NOT stand for Kirk Cousins having over FOUR TIMES the votes as Denard. That is a crime against humanity. I will vote everyday for Denard, and whoever does not do the same is a MSU fanboy and sings Go Green! Go Brass! in their sleep.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Best use of Denards talents||
Best use of Denards talents to maximize Denard's success, put him in the gun. 100% correct.
Best use of Denards talents to maximize the team's success, TBD.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Arrrrrgghhh... MOOOOORE.||
Arrrrrgghhh... MOOOOORE. That was such a tease, we needs more!! I could watch 2 hours of those guys talking
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I've got to agree, this place||
I've got to agree, this place has a tendancy to turn into a bitch fest. Whine about this, bitch about that (especially after a win wtf!!). I get it, I have beef with some of the stuff too (ahem, advertising creeping its way into the stadium), but I try not to really get into it around here. There's already just toooooo much bitching. My opinion, go tell ur wife/gf, thats what they're there for. Sometimes its straight up mLive around here... and that is so so sad
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Yes, I am sure coach Jackson||
Yes, I am sure coach Jackson spouts off negative comments to ppl about current players, fully ignorant that these random ppl might relay the information and that information could find its way back to the players or to the internet. I am sure he's quite willing to discuss how pathetic his players are to pretty much anyone. I mean, hes a noob right, Jackson has pretty much no expience in life or coaching. He certainly hasn't learned the level of professionalism that goes with the position he holds.
He'd do that. Yup.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I never fear a quaterback's||
I never fear a quaterback's ability to beat us through the air when they wear a glove on both hands....
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I watched wmu a lot last yr,||
I watched wmu a lot last yr, even attended the homecoming game. I like wmu in general, but don't have much positive to say about their coaching. imo, just bad. Carder has some physical gifts, and serously seems taller than 6'2'', but he just doesn't make the throws when he needs to. Throw in the playcalling, and you have a recipe for barely a challenge in the opening game.
Hiller was a gun slinger as some have mentioned, and had a lot more tools at WR, yet the coaches never could figure out how to use him in the way say Dan LeFevour at central. You watch the Broncos and you see them do some things that work, and then they just abandon it. Its just sad.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||let it begin, let it begin!!||
let it begin, let it begin!!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||RUN TMC! I grew up a G State||
RUN TMC! I grew up a G State Warriors fan, so maybe my opinion is a bit slanted. To me the HOF is about what a particular player did for the game, more so than pure statistics. Mully did a lot for the game. He brought in a different group of fans. I am sure some of it had to do with his color, same thing goes with the Williams sisters in tennis. Mullin was a NY and college legend before the NBA (Bill Walton is considered one of the greatest ever, and he didn't do much spectacular in the NBA), and one of the biggest stars on an otherwise crappy Golden State Warriors franchise. Two time gold medalist. One of the great shooters. The HOF likes to spread the love around too, and i think it helps he came from a team that isn't well represented in the hall. There is a lilttle politics in everything.
And for Rodman, thank god they overlooked the off court and stupid stuff he did, he was a for sure hall of famer, per inch greatest rebounder ever. Crazy defender who could guard almost any position. Shut down some of the great PFs of all time, held his own guarding centers.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Not sure why someone negged||
Not sure why someone negged you.. i totally read this in the seinfeld tune... C O stanza! Which I think is actuall the by mennen tune. whatever, CLASSIC episode.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I'm holding out for Wright..||
I'm holding out for Wright.. just so we can have some sweet Command & Conquer references
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Well admittedly, tressel was||
Well admittedly, tressel was what i was picturing when i was ending my rant. though any clean cut rectangles glasses sweater vest wearing small frail football head coach fits too
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Is it just my homer eyes,||
Is it just my homer eyes, cause I don't see Hoke as fat?? I never have. Hes a big dude, but thats kind of it, hes a big dude. Hes big like a lineman, husky thick stocky whatever you want to call it. He's a bit older, so no doubt is actually is a bit fat, and not as solid as he used to be.. but seriously, he's a fuckin football coach. This is what football coaches used to look like, cause THEY played the damn game. I bet its part of why he does so great recruiting lineman, they relate to him. They see him as one of their own. He's not some sissy imitation senator, librarian wanna be.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Trade Dress||
As others have said, its not patent law specifically. It would technically be an intellectual property called "Trade Dress", part of the Lanham Act which also govenrs trademark law. To officially register it though, you would go through the Patent and Trademark Office, PTO, so that may be where the confusion originates.
Years back I participated in securing trade dress protection for a company I was working for. We secured our color combination in a specific industry. Trade dress usually applies to aestheic properties of something that stand for your brand, but not as outright obvious like a symbol or logo. You can trade dress your colors, the shape of your product (I believe VW tried to get trade dress protection for the shape of the Beetle), and Harley Davidson even tried to get trade dress protection for the sound its bikes make (they failed if I remember right).
Its a segment of intellectual property that is often underused in business. A good way to protect whats yours, and protect your differientiation.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||"I don't believe people have||
"I don't believe people have the right to roll the dice with other people's lives," she (the judge) said. "Not when you get behind the wheel of a 2-ton vehicle."
I don't know about her sentencing with other violations, such as MIPs and such, but she seems right on with drunk drivers
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I think you are missing the||
I think you are missing the point... you assume she isn't using descretion? Maybe its her descretion that when someon breaks the law in such a way that kills and injures people thousands of times a year, they deserve automatic jail time. As an idiot who has previously driven drunk, and been hit by one, if I were the judge that would be my discretionary choice.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||maybe the 'standard' need to||
maybe the 'standard' need to be restandarized
|2 years 21 weeks ago||as someone who has been hit||
as someone who has been hit by a drunk driver... i have zero problem with the sentence.
all of you saying shes a bitch, and how rediculous the sentence is, grow up. drinking and driving is one of the easiest things in the world to avoid. there are a million ways to plan ahead, and a million ways to avoid driving after the fact. I love Jalen. Jalen was an idiot in this instance.
20 days is a good amount of time to sit and think about how stupid you were.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I generally like DB and think||
I generally like DB and think he is good for UM football, and the school in general. But he really scares me when he starts talking about branding and the Michigan brand, especially in the context of updating/innovating the brand.
Branding is about positioning, your position within your market & in your customers mind. DB's experience at Dominoes was not with a brand like Michigan. Michigan is timeless, its tradition. To go all Al Reis and Jack Trout, we have the leadership positioning. Michigan a Mercedes, Dominoes was/is a Ford. (I reserved Bently and those for the Ivy leagues). Ford is respectable, but you do not brand or market them the same way as Mercedes.
The brand itself doesn't need to be updated, you don't need to innovate the Michigan brand into the new century. You don't need gimicks and flash. Leave that to Oregon (Scion anyone? Kia?).
Show me a Mercedes commercial with giant rats driving...
I guess I am saying, if he's talking about innovating or updating the brand itself, I am against it. If he is simply talking about innovation in communicating the brand, WITHIN the context of what the brand already is, then I am for it.
This is why I was/am for B10 network, for respectible alternate/throwback jerseys, stadium updates, but against something like a mascot. IMHO, its not the Michigan brand, against our tradition. Its simply a me-to tactic, a copy cat move... and leaders don't do me-to. If DB wants to stay true to our brand, our position within the market, its clear NO MASCOT.
Hoke is proving that he can sell Michigan just fine based on its traditional brand. I doubt he gives a stadium tour and talks about the awesome RAWK music on game days (and I am for RAWK music in moderation).
I am sure DB knows this, I am sure he gets it more than I do, but it still worries me. A hammer sees only nails, and I worry a lifelong innovator who innovated completley different brands in completely different positions in their market will instinctually innovate in the ways he is accustumed to.
And we will get glowing yellow jerseys once a year, commercials not talking about our astronauts but our RAWK, and JOJO the mascot patroling our tailgates and games.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Eventual proud parent of||
Eventual proud parent of alum, Go Rams!
|2 years 26 weeks ago||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||My 2 cents, not that it||
My 2 cents, not that it matters, is that they are all pretty weak. I'd wear the shirt on the left, if someone bought it for me. The rest, just bad.
And if your really going to put out a hat so bland and old school, why not just take it one more step and replicate the infamous Schembechler lid. All blue, maize block M. Clean and perfect. I'd buy that, full price even.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I just got the avg warning||
I just got the avg warning again, so I think I am going to stick with droid app until things cool down here on mgoblog.com....
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I had a threat reported to me from MGOBLOG last night||
I use the free AVG, and last night it reported a threat while I was surfing MGoBlog. I took a screen capture, its big I apologize, don't have time to shrink it. Because the weird URL it reported I figured it was one of the advertisements. Also, I closed the tab and came back, no threats reported, surfed mgoblog for the usual 30 minutes, no more threats. Only the first time. Here is the screen cap :
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Latrell Sprewell is sitting||
Latrell Sprewell is sitting somewhere thinking.. "50 lbs Costco, seriously? I gotta a family to feed."
Insulted, Sprewell plans to sign with Sam's Club
Unfortunately, Sam's Club rejects his membership offer.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||This was the most egregious||
This was the most egregious use of the word 'destroys' I have ever seen. New title: LeBron answers question.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||My question is if at some||
My question is if at some point pryor does play again, the first time he runs on the field do the 10,000 alumni and 74,000 truck drivers cheer or boo him?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Mich 12th best coaching job||
Mich 12th best coaching job in college football? PSU #8, Oregon #10... someone with points feel free to make a thread about this, I'd love to see the wtf'isms
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Taking a page from the Cam||
Taking a page from the Cam Newton book... have your parents execute your nefarious actions
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Is it good news?||
Or is it bad news? I see it as evidence the NCAA isn't exactly looking for new violations, just what other ppl have already established.
So the NCAA already sent its professional team to Columbus, its top notch investigators... but it takes an SI article written after 6 days of mostly phone interviews to tip them off to new information? Now the NCAA has to go back to look into the SI stuff, shouldn't they have been able to figure that out? Shouldn't they have found it when they were there? It wasn't exactly ground breaking, it was more or less an expansion of what we already knew. The NCAA had their ppl on the ground, supposedly digging deep.
I think the NCAA investigates what they have to, what the media has already exposed. They won't uncover anything new, there will be no revelations with the NCAA investigation.
The NCAA does not want to know how deep this goes, unless someone in the media goes in and essentially forces them to.
The violations clearly warrant more, I just don't think OSU will get the hammer like USC did.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||except, of course, for those||
except, of course, for those former players who said he was the best coach they ever had...
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Other than the pedophile||
Other than the pedophile part (where'd that come from?), this was perfect. I need more rage in my life.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Thank you.||
That is all.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Van Ochtan gone||
for those who care, friend over at the GR Press told me today that they just laid off VanOchten. And that as they do over there, its very likely he knew for a week or so now. Prolly saw this as one last chance to take a swipe at Rich Rod.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||i look at that list and all i||
i look at that list and all i see is Shafer sitting at #10... and all i think i want to pretend i know, goes out the window.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Serenity now, insanity later||
Serenity now, insanity later
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I grew up with a friend who's||
I grew up with a friend who's dad was a city cop. We were on our way to a hoops tourney a few towns over once, going about 85 in a 55, and we were pulled over. The cop who pulled us over came to the window made a couple jokes and said slow it down or something to that effect. Never asked for ID, or even name. When we asked the friend's dad why he didn't get a ticket, he said b/c he's a cop, and cops don't give cops tickets. Asked how the other cop knew he was a cop, he explained that they put something in the rear window of their civilian cars to let the cop who pulled them over know whats up. In his rear window sat a police hat. Since that day, a number of times I have seen a law enforcement sticker or hat in the driver rear window of civilian cars in that area, guess its still their 'secret code'. And thats my cool story bro
|3 years 16 weeks ago||btw, 90% of the time a RB||
btw, 90% of the time a RB gets caught in the backfield, he is not the one mostly at fault...someone else blew an assignment...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Ire flows high on Mondays. I||
Ire flows high on Mondays. I get what you're saying, I just don't think its clear cut like that. If a back is that much better, his talent would show. I don't think on any given day, being hot gives you 5 more yards a carry than not being hot. And if you are taking your sample from just a few touches, too much else comes into play.
Could it be obivous at times? Possibly. IMO, doesn't provide as much benefit to having THE guy into a rythme and flow.
If rotating backs, for the sake of finding the the "hot" back, actually provided a +3 (in your most recent comment, +5-12 in your first) MORE yards per carry, wouldn't more teams do it? That's a pretty huge difference.
And if this is the case, as you said, rotating the backs would pretty much stop after the 1st quarter (or even first drive), because you would have found your back that gets 4 more yards per carry. Yet...magnus...it doesn't does it.
Regardless, have a good one, excuse the ire, my allotted time surfin has expired back to real life
|3 years 16 weeks ago||No other factors come into||
No other factors come into how many yards a player gets on a run, than whether or not that back is 'hot'. So its pretty clear by 3 touches per back who is the 'hot' back and who is not.
Are you letting your little brother play with your account today or something?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Right Magnus, b/c thats what||
Right Magnus, b/c thats what generally happens. You have 2 guys who are so close in ability that one isn't a decernable starter over the other, yet when put into a game one can get 5-12 yd runs and the other can manage nothing more than a few no gains and losses. Clearly you know what your talking about.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||My concern with rb by||
My concern with rb by rotation is.. how is one of them supposed to get hot if they are constantly being rotated in and out. Same with any position for the most part.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||F*cking bullsh*t. I'm so||
I'm so close to just being done salivating over college football. Upping my comcast every year to the HD subscription in late August. You know what, I don't even care anymore, lets sellout every inch of Mich stadium with advertising. Lets put Domino's Pizza all over our jerseys. Bring sticker helmets back just so we can put them up for auction to the highest corporate bidder. Have sponsored plays. I guess there's always high school football...
|3 years 20 weeks ago||anyone know, are we able to||
anyone know, are we able to bring our own water containment device to the stadium? sans h20? oh say, an empty water bottle we can fill up with their vokda-less, terrorist pastorized, free water sources inside the stadium?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||could go ether way. have||
could go ether way. have known ppl who got screwed and who were well taken care of when the garage screwed up. when u go in there, be prepared just in case they want to corn hole u. have already contacted the bbb and know what steps u can take if they don't make it right. i would post many many online reviews describing what happened...end them with a to be continued. if they take of the problem, sing their praise, if they don't, expose them. google maps review, yelp, i think yahoo has biz reviews...if the garage is a chain, go up the ladder. find the territory manager. point is, next communication with the garage, they need to know u aren't a pussy. that u aren't going to sit around and let them get one over on u
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Yeh I unfortunately have to||
Yeh I unfortunately have to disagree as well. I still love the Rod, but my biggest disappointment was this... my biggest gripe with Llyod, was that he was stuck in his ways and couldn't tailor to match his talent. We brought in RR, and it seems we have the same thing. Just different 'ways' he is stuck on. His first year it was pretty obvious, tried to force a system on talent that wasn't built for it and wasn't able to pull it off. Last year slightly better, but only because the talent inched closer to his system's needs.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||ur good.. u beat me by 4||
ur good.. u beat me by 4 minutes AND provided a vid. nice work
|3 years 21 weeks ago||runs over your foot with a||
runs over your foot with a lawnmower, atta boy Brian. I see someone else is watching the Mad Men marathon in preperation for season 4!
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Braveheart, good find +1|
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This years nba playoffs were||
This years nba playoffs were officiated so bad i have taken a vow of a minimum year off watching/caring about the NBA. Seemed all but 1 or 2 games were just a joke.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||You realize...||
The qb is parallel to the other players right? And not looking DOWN on them as you were in the stands (or watching on tv)? The secondary only appears camouflaged against the backdrop of the field...which is not the backdrop the qb is looking at
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Intensity?||
He just didn't get the joke, 'cause Kobe is lame and Chris Rock stopped being funny in 2001.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I love it. Especially around||
I love it. Especially around midfield when you don't need a huge punt, and the fans all want them to go for it on 4th down anyway. For as many times as Tate might not "pin" them within the 10, they will get four times as many crappy returns because they were forced to stay in a nickel or punt safe. I wonder what damage Tate could do in a traditional punt formation, and how many times he could roll out and hit a TE doing a 5 and out? Not open, try the running punt we saw so much a couple yrs ago. Tate may not be the fastest, but he is illusive as hell, and I would feel pretty good he could avoid most of the pressure that might get to him
|3 years 36 weeks ago||No snark here, you can touch||
No snark here, you can touch the banner? I see you will exit under the Go Blue sign, but don't see anything about the banner. Been in the locker room, but touching the banner will get me their early enough to do so.
Any more information on that will be appreciated, thanks!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||$250k pre tax||
Shouldn't forget its pretax. I would assume he's taxed at 35%, but if this 'bonus' is considered a bonus like the rest of us get, could very well get taxed at 40%. Leaving him with $150k or so.
We don't know his situation, maybe he made a promise to his mom or something.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The dude who set this up||
The dude who set this up simply forwarded the domain, and "masked" it. Called domain masking. Very easy. Displays the forward location, keeps your URL. Best example I have ever seen of it =)
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Does anyone else||
Does anyone else find it odd that with the "real" journalists careers in danger, the bloggers of the world are the ones who report with calm reflection and thought out analysis, while the old media journalists put out over-hyped hysteria in a last ditch effort to get attention?
I thought that's why we weren't able to trust news and commentary from bloggers... what an odd flip.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||There ya go bouje, instead of||
There ya go bouje, instead of responding to my post just neg everyone of my posts...cause we have a difference in OPINION, atta boy. Did you tell your mommy on me too?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Never promised...||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||You're absolutely right. I||
You're absolutely right. I will refrain from using metaphors and analogies from now on. The conversation then just erodes in an argument on the validity of the metaphor and not the original topic.
Course, and don't answer this, is a football game an endurance race? Sure endurance is important. But, and at a different time and place, I think the argument can be made that a football game is made up of a bunch of sprints...not one lone endurance race. Especially in RR's offense.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||What??? Conference first,||
What??? Conference first, always. Go back and read you bible, of Bo Schembechler. Every year your first and main goal is win your conference.
Ugh, again, not DR in any way position specific.
AND, you SEROUSLY think he is a serviceable QUARTERBACK??? Holy good god man. Better than Gardner, yeh maaaybe. Maybe. Regardless we lose with either of them.
Its good to know you are proud of a 5 win season. Losing to Mich St and OSU is ok? Shit man. You are the same guy who wanted Carr out because he could only get us a 8-9 win season, and now you are ok with 5 because it currently fits your internet argument.
Is football only about risk reward? I know plenty of traders, and few FEW do risk reward analysis themselves. Their firm does it for them. Maybe you are a basement trader, and if so I really don't need you to profuse your risk reward expertise to me.
My position is a bit different, but only a bit. I am a marketing analyst, the point of my existence within this corporation is to maximize output. You want to get to the goal in baby steps, I want to sprint. I promise you, in athletics, the sprinter wins.
Seriously, I am surprised you didn't tell me your dad can beat up my dad.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Again, not specifying any||
Again, not specifying any position. But you seem hell bent on internet fighting. So here, I like RR. I support him. But coaches are very risk adverse. They make decisions all the time factored on not losing (see: Llyod Carr). Are you going to tell me because RR (I checked, not god, actually less god than Carr at this point) can't make wrong decisions? If he and his decisions are infallible, then what is the point of even having a community like this if every comment can only consist of GO BLUE or HAIL! So Carcajous..
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Well Mr Risk Analyzer, what||
Well Mr Risk Analyzer, what was our record in the B10 last year? You are clearly not doing your job, what risk is there? Losing? You mean losing MORE than all but 1 conference game??? Seriously??
I would not hire you.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Thats cool, and I wasn't||
Thats cool, and I wasn't specifying receiver. We all agree he needs the ball more, BUT in a position to make a play. IMO, at qb, hes not in a position to make a play. He can't throw, and its ok guys, not everyone can play qb at a high level we can admit our super fast qb recruit can't throw. So when DR was in at qb, everyone and their moms (who are generally not football fans) knew what was coming. Its not about getting DR the ball. Sure line him up for a series every quarter at qb then. Its about getting him the ball in a position to make plays. Why not kick returns? Because he might get injured? Seriously? Thats playing football to not lose, not to win. Difference in philosophy i guess.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||hah, dude i got your||
hah, dude i got your metaphor, I've read Soar With Your Strengths, I get it. Its not just about DR and HIS grades, its about the entire team. Maximizing the overall talent you can put on the field.
I'd still like someone to explain how having a top 3 play maker on the bench maximizes our talent on the field, which gives us the best chance to win. Its really that simple.
The entire structure of your argument is that if, IF, Forcier gets injured, then we need DR because he is substantially better than Gardner would be. I don't agree. DR or Gardner at qb means a loss. I don't care if its by 3 (DR) or 33 (Gardner).
We're not winning, why wouldn't we want to play the team that gives us the best chance of winning. That entire journey you just took with your school metaphor is constructed around something that hasn't and might not occur. If it does, we're screwed regardless.
Don't be so risk adverse. Don't be afraid to reach for excellence (cue inspirational music)
|3 years 45 weeks ago||1. The point is getting your||
1. The point is getting your best talent on the field in position to make plays. I wasn't trying to pick a specific position. Any. If he is indeed one of our best play makers, what the hell is he doing on the bench 95% of the game.
2. So Michigan football is all about "competent". Or is it about excellence? I'll shoot for excellence, even if falling short means total failure, over 'competent' anyday. Competent is for the weak. I thought that was the reason for bringing in RR in the first place.
3. I agree for the most part. Again, its about getting play makers on the field in a position to make plays. Isn't that what RR's offense is all about? Then lets see it. AND, like DR is even 'ok' at qb, he was terrible. Like I said, if Forcier goes down we are done. With or without DR as a full time backup.
You since statement was totally non-logical to me, maybe it sounded good when you typed it but I am not feeling the RR/student/exam metaphor. Your talking about one student taking one exam. What if you have 6 exams and 20 kids to decide who takes which exam. Wouldn't you pull the best student in each exam subject and have them take that exam? To continue your metaphor, our coach has our best history student, DR, backing up the kid who is going to take the Chem exam...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Can someone please explain to||
Can someone please explain to me, and talk slowly, why we cannot use DR in other areas of the offense? I get it, if Forcier goes down we need him at QB or we lose. Well, we lost anyway. So whats the difference? Don't we need the play making ability more to avoid losses than the possibility of an injury?
And this yr, whats to stop DR from having a dual role. 2nd string QB, but starts at a receiver spot or some type of offensive back. We need him on the field. Am I wrong or is he perfect to return punts and or kickoffs?
If Forcier goes down, we lose. Its that simple. DG is not acceptable at qb. So we might as well pull Gardner out of red shirt at that point, if it comes to it.
I like and support RR, my biggest BIGGEST question is his ability to utilize his talent. I just don't see it. I see him much like Carr, cept with the opposite offense. He has his scheme, and tries to fit the players into it. Doesn't seem to be able to adjust for the talent he has today. Or I am wrong.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I should follow it up with,||
I should follow it up with, no matter the animal, giraffe or lion, the interviewer would have added something along the lines of "A lion huh? Most of our successfully hires for this position describe themselves as giraffes, being able to see far down the safari which demonstrates strategic thinking".. or whatever. The point is integrity, the interviewer wants to see if you flinch, if you stick with your answer or change to what you now think the "right" answer is.
The point is, be calm, be yourself. Don't try and impress, especially if they throw some dumb ass question at you. Know your strengths, highlight them. Enjoy it. Don't worry if interview #1 or 1-7 don't work out. In this market, there are 5,000 applications for every job. Not getting the job is about fit, not so much about you personally. They just thought someone else was a better fit, skills or personality or whatever, not necessarily better or smarter. Heck, the ppl i know that do the hiring in most of the companies I have worked at don't know how to hire in the first place. So don't take rejection personally. Stay motivated.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I was once asked if I were an||
I was once asked if I were an animal on the african safaria, which would I be. It was then followed up by asking if the qualities of a giraffe or lion match me better and why.
I have also been asked a number of puzzle questions. Like, you have 7 balls that look exactly the same. Same color same size. 1 ball has a greater mass than the other 6. The other 6 are all equal. You have only a balance scale, and can use it 2 times. How do you find the ball with the greater mass.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||(if you have to tell ppl why||
(if you have to tell ppl why its relevant, its not.)
|3 years 46 weeks ago||+1 for the Seinfeld reference||
Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round; the jar is round... they should call it Roundtine.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||all references...||
to this quote will always get a +1
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Simi||
I generally don't neg the hell outta ppl who post for the sake of creating an uproar. But I did neg everyone of your posts after reading THIS, your MGOBOARD post from a couple days ago:
>> OT For Sure: Men's Dress Shoies
Guys, this is as serious an MGoTopicOffTopic as has ever been brought up.
I am a serious, and I MEAN SERIOUS clothes horse. I love shopping for clothes. Love it. Can't get enough of it. And sometimes, I get to buy some instead of trying them on and runing out of the department store real fast, hoping the security guards are at lunch or something. Hell, I'll kill the bastard before I give up a hot pair of stolen shoes.
And that brings me to this topic: Men's dress shoes. For years, I've been into the Johnston & Murphy line. Holy hell--you put on a pair of leather J&M's and you wouldn't care if your wife ran off to Bermuda with the plumber and left you with nothing BUT the J&M's. I finally bought two pair this year, and I can't go anywhere while wearing them without some hot chick noticing I have a boner. I ain't lyin' when I tell her, "It's not YOU, honey, it's the Johnston & Murphy's. Fuck off and buy me a drink."
I think it's the confidence in me that she notices--and it impresses her. She never buys me the drink, though, but she sure fucks off!
Anyway, I found two new lines today that are about as sexually arousing as my J&M's: Clark, and Echo. Tried them on, walked around, and plunked down a hundy for the Clark's. So far, I'm satisfied. I've had them on for three hours while wearing nothing else, and they look and feel great!
I figure I can come here and ask for any other shoe lines in the same price range (on sale, J&M's and Clark's are about a hundy a pair at a department store in Omaha).
This would be a good thread and a good day to discuss shoes. I know you're out there. We're Michigan Men. We may sit and watch TV with one hand stuffed in our pants, but DAMMIT do we look good while doing it!<<
Holy bejesus man. You are a straight up girl. A few on this board have called u a homosexual or something along those lines. I hope its true, I have no problem with that and it would explain the above post. But no, NO straight man talks like this. To be a straight man and talk like this is a sin against nature.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||You missed ..||
..a third asterisk by Justin Boren's name. Should have read:
* indicates non-starting contributor
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Not much better on a storm||
BB Storm user. Never check mgoblog anymore because its just too big, bad formatting for mobile, and takes too long.
The mini opera browser is better that the BB browser, but i still wish mgoblog had a mobile version =) Oh yes, I am asking for a lot... I do 3/4 of my net surfing on a mobile phone, yet don't check mgoblog on there (wish i could) because its huge and the formatting is terrible. Eh, maybe next Christmas?? Thats all I want Santa, er, Brian
|3 years 51 weeks ago||fwiw||
the best data recovery software i have used is called "recuva"... from the same ppl who make ccleaner. Their defragger is also pretty darn good, "defraggler".
Best of all, its free. Which is about the only price I am willing to pay for software
|4 years 4 weeks ago||2006||
I never went to an OSU/UM game at the shoe, but I did date a girl who attended OSU for a year. I walked with her (wearing my Mich shirt of course) during her orientation. This was early or mid summer, but the pride of OSU was on campus. While I never endured the common "f michigan", I was told many times that I was stupid. Remember, this was summer. Middle of the day. Everyone was sober (well, this was OH-IO so maybe not). I had was my Mich shirt on, she had her OSU shirt. I thought we looked like the espn commercial, and since there was no impending game I thought it was all in good fun. I imagined I was going to get some looks, or some minor ribbing. I remember one grad student aged kid walked by without making eye contact muttered "hope you get your ass kicked".
The worst, however, was the older man (I have no idea if he was a professor, another student's dad, janitor, or truck driver strolling the campus), probably in his 40s or early 50s, came right up to me and with a scowl said "you should be shot in the head and killed". In all seriousness, in all hate, and walked away. I should be killed execution style. I didn't respond, I couldn't really. It was a true wtf moment.
The very next day I snuck (or sneaked for u grammar nazis) into the shoe, and relieved myself on their field. They wanted to be #1 that year, so I gave them #1. I have a picture of it even, best pic of my life.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Just one...||
Suddenly turn all Ann Arbor coeds into the hottest poon in all of the NCdoubleA, including our smart set of cheerleaders. Florida and USC can suck it.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Serioulsy...||
Your #2 point is "Big House is louder than ever"... ugh, when did we as Michigan fans need to resort to such scraping for reason to believe...
Its UM vs OSU. That is why we might win. And that is why we might lose. Nothing more needs to be said.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||+1||
Doesn't much matter when its done, or in what context, anyone who uses Pryor's everyone murders quote will always get a +1 from me
|4 years 4 weeks ago||What do you all...||
Think his wristband says? "I am gr.." Great? Greedy? Grammatically Incompetent?
Maybe its just a statement of intent or action. I am grabbing her boob.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||i could care about rush||
or his politics. pretty middle of the road. but its too clear the man, if not outright racist (which i won't claim to know), he at the very least believes in some of the most negative stereotypes about african americans. and i have read many arguements that stereotypes are more damaging than outright racism. Here is some Rush for your digestion:
"Regarding slavery: We didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark" -- (Dave Zirin; The Nation 10/9/09)
"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed." -- As quoted in 101 People who are REALLY Screwing Up America (2006) by Jack Huberman
"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" -- As quoted in "Limbaugh : A Color Man Who Has A Problem With Color?" by Jeff Cohen and Steve Rendall in FAIR and The Los Angeles Times (6 July 2000), and at "Bone Voyage" at Snopes.com (4 September 2007)
"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it." -- As quoted in "Hey Rush, when it comes to sports ... shhh!" by Mike Freeman at CBS SportsLine (27 January 2007)
"The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies." -- As quoted in Flush Rush Quarterly (January 1993) and in "Limbaugh : A Color Man Who Has A Problem With Color?" by Jeff Cohen and Steve Rendall in FAIR and The Los Angeles Times (6 July 2000), and in "Off Sides" by Michael Tomasky in The American Prospect (16 July 2003)
"I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve." -- As quoted in "Dittohead Blues" in the LA Weekly (9 October 2003)
"They're 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?" -- Of African-Americans, as quoted in "Limbaugh Brings Baggage with his ESPN Blabber" by Derrick Z. Jackson inThe Boston Globe (16 July 2003), and "Colorblind football fans know Rush is wrong" by Richard Roeper in Chicago Sun-Times (1 October 2003)
"Take that bone out of your nose and call me back (to an African American female caller)." -- Response to a black caller he was having a hard time understanding in the 1970s when he worked under the name "Jeff Christie" on a top-40 music program in Pittsburgh, as quoted in Newsday (8 October 1990) where he expresses some remorse at having said it; also in The Way Things Aren't : Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error (1995) by Steve Rendall, Jim Naureckas, and Jeff Cohen [ISBN 156584260X] , "Limbaugh : A Color Man Who Has A Problem With Color?" by Jeff Cohen and Steve Rendall in FAIR and The Los Angeles Times (6 July 2000), and "Bone Voyage" at Snopes.com (4 September 2007)
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I would tend to agree||
bad weather does act as an equalizer, as far as a teams strengths. i do think it exploits a teams weaknesses, however. I think our speed advantage will be less of an advantage because of the weather. so many of these games come down to who screws up the least, and the resulting big plays or field position from said screwups.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Good to know||
I had no idea the weather forecast, I was just going off what other comments implied.
Lets hope the winds and mist mess up their passing more than our shot gun snapping =) GO BLUE
|4 years 11 weeks ago||$.02||
Crappy weather turns games into a battle for field position. If the weather is especially bad, u have to think that hurts us both. Their pass attack will be mitigated, and our runners will be less likely to get around the corner and get to the outside make cuts, etc. Teams that can play 3 yds and a puddle of mud generally do well in horrible weather.
You all remember OSU at the big house in 2007? I was there, cold and wet. OSU had just 13 pass attempts the entire game to Mich 30 something attempts. They just kept bashing up the middle, and played field position. And won.
If the weather is really bad, its who can make the fewest crucial mistakes, and who can win the field position game. I really dunno who that favors.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||whoa flawed||
I am no fan of 3 man rushes, but in a hail mary situation they are a must. Your argument FAILs miserably on your first bullet, and goes down hill after that.
A QB will pick you apart if you give them time. Agreed. A hail mary is not a "pick you apart" situation. It is a throw it as far as u can and pray (hence the name). You are thinking much more of say a final drive, where a team drops back into a prevent and the QB goes down the field with 10-15 yd passes. That, I agree with you on. I hate the prevent, and for some reason Michigan's historically bad prevent. I believe in pressure during those circumstances. But we are talking massive differences between that and a hail mary.
Your math on #2 is beyond flawed. Others have ripped it apart I prolly shouldn't. Just matching up a man vs a man and determining that x more man means x% more effectiveness is nuts. Against a 5-6 man front, how more often does a 4 man rush get at the QB than a 3 man? That's more of a metric. But still not complete. Next, I would say a hail mary doesn't take a lot of time. There's not a play developing, there's no break down, no need to create, no need to read defenses..its 5-7 step drop, 2 steps up throw it as far as you can. Every time. Same over and over and over. Its a high throw, your not going to bat it down. Literally, you have to sack or apply enough pressure to make the qb do something other than drop back, step up and throw. Not happening. I will take 2 or 4 more hands in the end zone. A hail mary is one of the most predictable, shoot I would say THE most, predictable throws as far as how much time it takes to get off. Coaches aren't dumb, some, but not every single one of them. If they thought by adding 1 more guy on the line they could get at said QB in the amount of time it takes, they would. They clearly don't think its even close, or more would try. Whats the % of a blocked punt? Yet defenses try that any number of times a game. Its dumb, it just takes one more person away from the secondary.
You also have to think about which hands are being taken away. Usually, its a taller receiver or special teams player, who can physically match up against the offenses receivers better. The normal secondary is back there cause they have the experience in the position, and the extras are the taller good hands guys. If you simply do a normal front, and drop your normal secondary, its a bunch of 5'10'' DBs going for a jump ball against 6'2'' receivers.
You are kind of using the logic that you see the sun come up in the east, and set in the west. It must revolve around the earth! Without taking other factors into play or thinking your argument through. Eh, good attempt.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Optimism Flies High||
We have a young team... there are going to be stumbles. You have to figure we lose 1 (at least), 2 (probable) or 3 (lets hope not) that our talent and system say we should win, simply due to inexperience and youthful miscues.
I actually don't like the way out schedule lines up the rest of the way.
We have home field advantage with 2 teams that it may not matter. Penn St and OSU may just be too strong for us regardless. Its wasted on games we may not have a chance at.
Then the second tier of the big 10 that we play, Ill-MSU-Iowa and for fun lets throw in Wisconsin, we play away. Those are games we could win/lose and could really use the home field advantage.
We play the lowest tier of the B10 at home. Purdue and Indiana. Those are games we should win regardless of where we play.
So, IMO, the 4 games we need home field the most we don't have it. 2 games we should win regardless, we have it. 2 games we should lose regardless, we have it. It'd take our B10 schedule the rest of the way flipped any day. That would give us the best shot at 6-2 in the B10. 6-2 in the B10 probably means we are looking at a 10-2 season since we got past ND. Not too shabby. But with the schedule as it is, we could easily be looking at a .500 or sub .500 B10 record. OSU/PSU losses, only takes one slip up at any of the following away games: Mich St, Iowa, Wisc, Ill...
Though it will be nice having a shot at PSU and OSU at home =) Anyway, its late, i ramble, GO BLUE!
|4 years 13 weeks ago||it wasn't....||
...4 Heismans Clausen promised...it was 4 national championships...geez its like your trying to paint the kid as arrogant or overconfident.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||3. Lets not forget, unless||
3. Lets not forget, unless there is a collaborative conspiracy going on here, it was a lot more than "ssshhhh". More along the lines of shut the f$*% up you fa*%ots"
That is a flag every time.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||dat UofM paint blog||
I almost fell out of my chair laughing when i read Captain Front Butt over on Dat UofM Paint Blog. I have probably just missed it, but can we please call Weis Captain Front Butt from now on??!