“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”
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|2 min 20 sec ago||At first I thought this was snark||
But then I realized it's the long-lost ending to the Port Huron Statement.
|39 min 28 sec ago||I don't think there's any reason at all to think this||
The only reason Gardner will come out of the game is if he's clearly injured or just performing horribly and there's little chance of winning.
Morris isn't an option because he's hurt, and putting Bellomy in will only happen in the most dire of situations.
Given our record on the road against teams with winning records during Hoke's tenure, it's hard to be optimistic about winning, but maybe the team and the coaches will put it all together.
|55 min 33 sec ago||"should be... possibly worshiped"||
I agree that going after Ross is unwarranted right now, but let's not get ridiculous.
|11 hours 28 min ago||were fueled by sugar cubes and ludes.||
There was no meaningful presence of Quaaludes in the protest movements of the late 60s and early 70s. Methaqualone was a central nervous system depressant originally intended as an aid in dealing with insomnia and as a sedative and muscle relaxant, and the drugs of choice of the counterculture were primarily psychotropics and stimulants.
Quaaludes became popular with the suburban white kid party crowd of the early-to mid 1970s, and these kids didn't give a flying fuck about protests. They weren't interested in higher consciousness, but in numbness.
|18 hours 6 min ago||I'd love to see a graph of ticket prices since 1969||
especially if it's plotted against a graph of median income.
|18 hours 32 min ago||Bo was a coaching hire from outside the family||
Not to mention Fielding Yost and Fritz Crisler.
|19 hours 21 min ago||The brain injury caucus||
You've just described the entirety of Congress.
|19 hours 23 min ago||cheques?||
|21 hours 18 min ago||Aw c'mon, this is too easy||
|21 hours 30 min ago||"if he's fired without cause"||
If the allegations that the athletic department pressured the medical personnel to lie about Shane Morris's condition can be credibly corroborated, it seems to me that's "cause" in blinking red neon.
|22 hours 5 min ago||Yep, for sure||
Les Miles will be hired to replace the retiring Lloyd Carr, and Jon Tenuta is joining him as DC. Even Herbie confirmed it.
|22 hours 44 min ago||I respect his position of not calling for a coaches head||
Sam repeatedly said this morning that in contrast to his usual stance regarding calls for a coach's head, he was no longer going to contest or argue with callers who wanted to do so. Virtually every caller that I heard this morning called for Brandon's head or Hoke's or both, and neither Sam nor Ira took issue with those opinions. The only thing they did was to correct somebody if a caller had an obvious fact wrong, but that was rare. I've exchanged emails with Ira and believe me, he's as disgusted as anybody else is.
Given the fact that live events involving U-M sports, particularly football, are the core value of WTKA's programming—and ad revenue—it's nuts for people to assume that any of their radio guys are going to freely and openly bash any UM athletic person on a normal basis. The fact that both Ira and Sam are now basically not defending either Hoke or Brandon is a testament to how bad the situation has gotten.
|23 hours 10 min ago||On "Mendacious Clownshow" for my new band name||
That was my immediate reaction too. It would be fun to design the album cover, if they still did album covers.
|23 hours 24 min ago||It's hard to listen to Sam and Ira, especially Ira||
Nope, you're totally wrong as of this morning. They ain't sugar-coating anything.
|23 hours 30 min ago||I have a different question for Brian||
Have you encouraged your source for the assertion that medical people were pressured to lie to contact anybody in the upper reaches of the general UM administration or at the Regent level?
Have you considered contacting anybody yourself to convey what you've been told? These folks need to be aware of this stuff. I know life can be unkind to whistleblowers, but sometimes information needs to get to the right people regardless.
|23 hours 35 min ago||There is 0% chance, either of them get fired during the season||
"@mgoblog: This statement took so long because the medical staff refused to lie."
If any credible corroboration of the implications in Brian's tweet is made available to the Regents or Schlissel, the situation changes drastically. Any appearance that the AD pressured professional medical personnel to lie about the health of a student for PR purposes is a immediate firing offense if there ever was one.
|1 day 3 min ago||they have an interest in smoothing this over,||
Eh, I'm not sure they'd be so blasé. UM's reputation has been dragged through the mud all weekend, and as of this morning the story is still being chewed on by the national media. I don't think any of the Regents—all but a couple of whom are UM grads—are going to just shrug their shoulders about this. An educational institution's reputation is hugely important, and just because it's the football program doesn't mean the shitstain doesn't slop over onto the academic side of things, rightfully or not.
If nothing else, U-M is now in the middle of a gigantic, multi-year capital campaign built largely around the notion of "Victors" and this is an embarrassing thing to have prominently in the news as the U-M development people try to persuade people to pull out their wallets and throw cash at the school.
|1 day 10 min ago||doubt we're sitting here this afternoon talking about anyone||
Aw crap... I had the AD FlightTracker 2000XLWOW® warmed up and ready to go.
|1 day 18 min ago||The scapegoating of Hoke has begun||
While that may be true, Hoke has provided plenty of ammo to those who might want him to go away.
What happended with Morris should have been an easy, straightforward situation for any staff to deal with. Guys get lit up and concussed virtually every football weekend across the country at the college and pro level. Hoke and Co's inattention to detail and communication—the issue of headsets is just part of it—is the major cause of ConcussionGate, and probably the major cause of the quality of play on the field, too. It's a clusterfuck all the way around.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Is that a cover up? No.||
Brian, if there was even the slightest argument about including the word "concussion" in the 1am press statement, it was an attempt to cover things up.
if the right people—I assume you mean the medical people—had to fight a fucking "battle" of even the mildest sort to get their professional medical diagnosis put in the statement, that's an attempt to cover things up.
It's an attempt by employees of the University of Michigan—the same university that prominently highlights its medical school and health system in virtually every piece of communications it puts out about itself—to alter a medical professional's diagnosis for PR purposes.
If corroboration of what your source is telling you about how things went down comes out, then the situation will escalate rapidly far beyond what it is already.
|1 day 1 hour ago||we'd be looking at some pretty serious repercussions.||
Damn straight it would. The media likes nothing more in these situations than even the barest appearance of a "cover-up," and given that the subject at hand is essentially medical health—something that the University of Michigan obviously takes very seriously in general—the resulting shitstorm nationally and locally would ratchet up the situation to DefCon 1.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I don't believe most medical professionals would find the need||
Brian IS NOT saying that the medical guys themselves were "finding the need to soft-pedal a diagnosis"—he's saying or implying that the medical guys were being pressured by others "to soft-pedal" their medical conclusion. There's a huge difference there at least with respect to medical ethics and responsibility.
If there is even the barest appearance that anybody—whether the AD or the football staff—were trying to persuade the medical guys to alter their own wording in any way, no matter how slight, I guarantee that the outside world will regard it as an active attempt to cover up the seriousness of the situation, regardless of the nature of the actual discussions over parsing and wordsmithing.
|1 day 3 hours ago||The smoking gun here for Brandon and Hoke||
What happened on Saturday and the two days following is bad enough for Hoke and Brandon. However, Brian's reference to pressures being put on the medical professionals to alter or soft-pedal their medical conclusion that a concussion did indeed occur is another thing entirely, because it speaks to an attempted coverup.
If this is ever corroborated by any of the medical people, then that would give the Regents and Schlissel all the justification they could ever need to fire Brandon and/or Hoke immediately.
|1 day 3 hours ago||there is a need for some kind of electronic communication device||
|1 day 10 hours ago||If getting Jim Harbaugh came to U-M with the price of||
advertising in the stadium, would you still go for it?
If not advertising, what about a mascot down on the field?
|1 day 10 hours ago||This question is only partially sarcastic||
What does it say about Martin that Miami was one of our two victories in 2014?
|1 day 13 hours ago||Disappointing but not surprising and ultimately not important||
since this coaching staff couldn't develop talent if their collective lives depended on it.
|1 day 14 hours ago||greeted with blowjobs from the finest of cambodian immigrants||
How 'bout we start off with your mother, asshole.
|1 day 14 hours ago||...the finest of cambodian immigrants||
What in the flying fuck?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Submarine. Without ELF communication links.||
He's deep in the Marianas Trench, waiting things out and watching reruns of Michigan Replay from the 1970s to see if he made it onto any game tape.