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|20 min 15 sec ago||I believe this will happen just like the Lions winning the SB||
You're comparing being a fan of Michigan to being a fan of the Detroit Lions?
|1 day 9 hours ago||The hyperbole and panic in this thread is incredible.||
It's no more "incredible" than the ridiculous, sycophantic HARBAUGH!!! HARBAUGH!!! HARBAUGH!!! idolatry that's characterized this place since he was hired. They're just opposite extremes, and entirely predictable on the internet.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Harbaugh is a jalapeno pepper.||
Huh.... I've always thought of JH as a smoked chipotle myself.
More seriously and FWIW, Sam Webb has been saying for a while that Harbaugh and staff are having to play catch-up because as a staff they don't have nearly as many recent established relationships either with players or HS coaches.
On top of that, many of those relationships that do exist are either with players/coaches in the far west or the deep south, and getting more than a handful of those kids to Michigan is difficult even in the best of times.
While there are some general similarities between Harbaugh and Bo, one huge difference is exactly what they came with to Michigan in terms of recruiting advantages. Bo had spent virtually his entire career coaching in the football hotbed of Ohio, and it was entirely natural that he would recruit that state like gangbusters, along with the staff he brought with him. He also had the initial advantage of no scholarship limits to constrain him, and it wasn't hard at all to persuade an Ohio kid to make the 2-3 hour drive up north.
Harbaugh, by contrast, has spend his entire head coaching career in California, with the last several years in the NFL. His own existing HS contacts would be almost entirely out west, and he's got scholarship limits that Bo didn't have to deal with.
|1 day 18 hours ago||the lack of interest UM is showing in Ohio.||
If this is actually true, then Harbaugh and his staff are making an inexplicably short-sighted mistake.
|1 day 18 hours ago||It is super important that Brian Cole and Mo Ways eventually pan||
Don't forget how awesome Freddy Canteen looked in shorts in a padless footwork drill.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Two chicks at the same time?||
I'll be grilling two chickens at the same time... does that count?
|2 days 14 hours ago||If players showing off their muscles meant a goddamn thing||
Michigan football would have gone 11-1 last year, won the BIG championship, and been one of the four teams playing for the NC.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Another talented kid uses Red to burnish his resumé||
with the goal of signing a pro contract as soon as possible. Michigan has basically become a 1-2 yr farm system for the pros. The notion of getting an education is just as ridiculous a lip-service pretense as in basketball.
|3 days 11 hours ago||If he had stayed healthy and stayed at Michigan||
Henson would very likely have been the #1 pick in the NFL draft, and certainly would have been in the top five. The contract he could have signed would have made the one he did sign with the Yankees look piddling by comparison. Michael Vick was the #1 pick in 2001, and his first contract with the Falcons was $62 million over six years.
|3 days 13 hours ago||If Nike doesn't offer any more than $5 mil/yr||
then we're staying with Adidas.
I don't really give a shit from a personal apparel standpoint because I buy virtually no UM gear. The only stuff I've bought in the last few years are Champion sweatshirts from Moe's, which are great.
My only issue is that Michigan retains the right for final decisions on all apparel, and that we have head coaches and most importantly an AD with the brains to put the kibosh on bumblebee jerseys, illegible numbers, cumberbund/my-pants-are-falling-down shorts and other clowniform idiocies. There is NO intrinsic, groundswell, grass-roots demand for alternate uniforms. All of it has been done with the sole goal of goosing apparel sales.
You know what will supercharge apparel sales? A winning football team that beats MSU and OSU.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Army West Point Black Knights Cadets The Corps||
This ridiculous, scattershot, can't-make-up-our-fucking-minds dilution of Army's identity shows that Nike can be as stupid as Adidas can be.
|4 days 5 hours ago||insiders who spent years blowing smoke about Babcock to UM||
they're all spooning with Adam Schefter now and sucking their thumbs.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Never got the hate Babcock got in Detroit.||
It was the inevitable result of getting hired with Red Wings's fans still having fond memories of Bowman. I think it's a smart move for Babcock aside from the money.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Unfortunately I chose a career where my UM degree||
isn't considered remotely prestigious by the elite in the field. Sorry, Jay.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Most linguists wouldn't care that much.||
OK Dr. Linguist, you tell me exactly what "stuntin" means.
|4 days 11 hours ago||I went from working imigrant parents to stuntin in my middle||
Not sure this is showing the power of a Michigan degree.
|4 days 11 hours ago||But you're just asking to be fired taking $60M from Toronto.||
I think going to Toronto has some upside for Babcock. Unfairly or not, he'll never be the coaching hero in Detroit that Bowman is. Toronto has gone the longest of all the Original Six without a Cup appearance, and If Babcock even made the Leafs competitive on a yearly basis he'd be coronated as a savior in Toronto.
|4 days 13 hours ago||JH is as entitled to his opinion as any other person is||
but he wasn't forced to tweet his views on the movie or Kyle—he chose to do it. In doing so, he guaranteed he was going to be drawn into a controversy that has nothing whatsoever to do with Michigan football, or the athletic department in general.
Harbaugh's carefully-cultivated identity as a badass "I don't give a shit what anybody thinks I'm going to say what I want" kind of guy appeals to most Michigan fans. However, if he doesn't understand that his position as head football coach at a major public educational institution means that offhand statements and tweets are going to get a level of scrutiny that wasn't the case in S.F., he's going to be constantly making news in ways that having nothing to do with his job responsibilities.
|4 days 15 hours ago||That march has to have words. I must learn them.||
My earliest Tigers radio memories—I'm talking early 1960s—include that march and I don't recall ever hearing any words or even the title. I think it would take some industrious digging and maybe direct contact with either WJR or the Tigers club to find out that info.
|4 days 23 hours ago||If we go 7-5||
people will be snapping femurs and shattering ankles jumping off the Harbaugh bandwagon and knuckleheads will be muttering under their breath that we should have kept Hoke.
|4 days 23 hours ago||7-5 basically screams, "our offense will be Shitty".||
No, it screams, "Our offense will be shitty, and our defense won't be much better."
|5 days 4 hours ago||MP3 of old school Tigers radio theme song|
|5 days 6 hours ago||It might be a nice re-development of the site||
but the high-flying rhetoric about what kind of environment it's going to create are overblown in the way that only university officials can do.
"The Gerstacker Grove is one of the most iconic and sacred open spaces on North Campus... brings U-M’s premiere arts, architecture and engineering communities together in an unprecedented interactive and visible way...creating a new destination for the arts and sciences...We expect the Grove to quickly become abuzz with a wide range of creative explorations and productions...”
The idea of creating multipurpose open spaces with areas for performance and other interactive public activities is hardly new; it's been tried in hundreds of urban and suburban locations all over the country over the last 50 years. Some are successful, and many others fail to create the sorts of activities that are invariably claimed by their planners. It takes a significant and continuous commitment of resources to maintain the level of planned activities that are the key to making such spaces truly successful.
"If you’re on central, you’re sitting next to State Street and all it has to offer,” Munson said. “You don’t have to work so hard to create community. On North, we’re spread out and we don’t have the same environment. Given that, we have to be more intentional about it... There are plenty of freshmen who live up here. I don’t feel they should have to get on a bus to join a community. I think it should be right here.”
A primary reason that central campus has the vitality and community it does is due to the fact that it's relatively dense collection of university facilities that are tightly integrated with the surrounding commercial and business areas in a way that's uncommon for many public universities. The absence of similarly close non-University entities creates a completely different dynamic on North Campus, and it's unlikely that re-arranging the spaces and trees in one spot is going to change it nearly as spectacularly as its claimed.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Fancy by Iggy Azelea||
might as well be the soundtrack to "Idiocracy."
|5 days 9 hours ago||Such a horrible song||
I'll give you the horrible, but catchy it ain't.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Home improvement question||
Since "varnish cache server" is a priority at MGoBlog, I've decided it's time to varnish my cache server as well. However, I don't know which is best—satin, semi-gloss, or gloss? And should I use polyurethane or shellac? Any suggestions are appreciated.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Genetics||
My great-grandfather was co-owner and publisher of the Ann Arbor Argus newspaper in the 1890s, and my grandfather grew up here. Granddad attended U-M as an undergrad from 1901-1904 and then got his masters at U-M in 1919. During his time in grad school he and his family—including my father—lived in houses on Packard and Wells. Although my grandfather then took a faculty position with Missouri in 1920, the Michigan tradition in my family was already well-established by the time I was born, and my earliest sports memories are of my father listening to UM football on the radio during the late '50s and early 1960s (when we routinely got our asses kicked by OSU and MSU). My attending U-M seemed like a natural decision.
This photo in my grandfather's photo album was taken during the 1904 game with Chicago. I believe it was a commercially-taken photo, since it also appears in a recently published book about Michigan football.
I think the play captured in the pic is at the end of this grainy film taken of the game:
Early in the video you'll see an injured player helped off to the far sidelines, and then toward the end of the film you'll see what I think is a concussed player laying on the ground and then getting unsteadily to his feet. I can't tell which team the players are on.
|1 week 11 hours ago||This is crap!||
Those "my blue shorts are slipping down and showing my maize underwear" basketball unis were hilariously stupid looking.
|1 week 11 hours ago||With regard to the game uniforms, none of this matters||
unless the Michigan athletic department has the balls and the common sense to refuse any apparel maker's ideas for clowniforms. Michigan wasn't legally obligated to wear the bumblebee unis made by Adidas; it was David Brandon's decision, ultimately. If he hadn't been the complete marketing slappy that he is, he would have recognized without even having to think about it hard that there was no intrinsic, grass-roots demand—NONE—for alternate uniforms either on the part of the athletes or fans. Every fucking one of the alternate unis and helmets was a top-down decision mandated by Brandon's idiotic "if it ain't broke, break it!" philosophy, a philosophy which was driven entirely and only by the idea of goosing apparel sales to fans.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I really love whatever Michigan is wearing||
C'mon, you have to go all the way and say "I don't care if they wear pink tu-tus as long as we win."