"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|14 hours 49 min ago||Could have been communism....just sayin'.||
Under communism: "We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us."
Under Walmartism: "We work our asses off, and they pretend to pay us."
|14 hours 55 min ago||Yes, some fathers were in on this as well.||
So I guess it's "Don't forget a condom, Dad."
|20 hours 42 min ago||24-16 Michigan||
Comes down to final minutes
|1 day 14 hours ago||You make it sound like he was tortured and abused.||
Back after RR was fired, one of the frequent callers into WTKA's afternoon show said live, on-air, that he wanted to torture Rodriguez. And the douchebag host at the time laughed.
I have no doubt that this numbskull would have done it if he'd had the opportunity.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The hiring of GERG was absolutely incomprehensible||
And it shows just how bizarrely indifferent RR was to competent defense.
RR was coming off a totally disastrous 3-9 season, with a large portion of the Michigan fan base already calling for his head. Shafer gets canned at the end of the season, unfairly or not, and all of us here were waiting expectantly to hear that RR had hired a top gun DC soon thereafter. December days go by, and nothing happens. I was scratching my head, since I'd figured that the sooner he gets his guy in, the sooner the implementation of the DC's plans will happen.
It wasn't until after the freaking coaching meetings in January that RR announces his hire: Greg Robinson.
You know, the guy who had just helmed Syracuse to the worst five years in program history, with one mind-numbing loss after another. The guy who referred to "The Little Engine That Could" in his last Syracuse presser after being fired.
I still clearly remember where I was when I heard that RR had hired Robinson, and I yelled out loud in my car to the only passenger, my dog. "You're fucking kidding me....we're dooooomed."
|2 days 22 hours ago||"Well over $200 for eight people"||
Let's say the tab was $225 for eight—that's $28.00 per person. I've eaten dinner at Cracker Barrel many times and have never spent even as much as $20 per person, and generally it's been around $15 or so.
Maybe if you cut out the mimosas and breakfast bloodys your IHOP tab would be a bit smaller.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Doesn't schadenfreude normally accompany a loss?||
Seems to me we're being a bit premature here. OSU may not be the power they were last year, but until we actually beat them ourselves I'm going to hold off on the celebrations.
|3 days 20 hours ago||If Brain is saying that Wolf Parade = Maryland football||
he's right. Yeesh.
|4 days 15 hours ago||remember how everyone completely lost their sh*t here||
??? That sure as hell wasn't my response. I just laughed at them. What they did had no bearing on who we were going to get.
|4 days 15 hours ago||we knew we were in deep sh*t after barely surviving Indiana.||
Hell, we were in deep shit after we barely survived UMass two weeks earlier. We had to hang on at home for a 42-37 win, giving up 450 yards to the Minutemen in the process. That game foretold doom.
Five years later, RR still doesn't have a defense.
|4 days 18 hours ago||that 13-12 loss in the '72 Rose Bowl||
Ugh. The first of what were to become many horribly disappointing bowl losses while I was in school at UM. Getting any offense at all was a chronic problem for Bo's teams in the Rose Bowl. Ten trips to Pasadena, and we scored more than 20 points on two occasions.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Any polling system that has Northwestern at #1—||
—who struggled at home against MAC power Ball State—is farcical in the extreme, but this is far from the first time Colley has produced completely ridiculous polling results.
NW is a good team—good enough to beat Michigan if we play poorly—but saying they're better than OSU, TA&M, MSU, TCU, Baylor, LSU, etc. is just plain fucking crazy.
|4 days 21 hours ago||So you think that Rudock has been throwing errant passes||
because he's been "shackled" by Jim Harbaugh?
This makes as much sense as the notion that Taysom Hill will be our QB next year.
|4 days 22 hours ago||I do think there is more than a remote chance that Taysom Hill||
There is a MUCH larger than remote chance you're completely delusional about Taysom Hill ever spending one minute on Michigan's sidelines in uniform.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I think the losses by UCLA, WVU, and ND take them off the board||
Which would leave FLA vs LSU, Bama vs TA&M, and UM-MSU.
If MSU had looked more impressive the last two weeks I'd be inclined to think our game would be a lock (assuming neither of us loses beforehand), but they hardly look like a true #2 team in the country. Fournette is a sensation so he would be a big draw, and the matchup of Alabama and A&M is probably the pairing of the best two teams. The main attraction for UM-MSU is the Harbaugh storyline against the backdrop of a bitter in-state rivalry.
|5 days 12 min ago||You really believe that.||
And it's a smart thing to believe, too. Not every coach is the kind of guy who will ditch the school that made him who he is simply because some other institution offers him a pile of cash. We had a guy like that ourselves—Bo turned down a buttload of dough to go to Texas A&M, and he was considerably younger when he did that than Dantonio is now.
Dantonio is a sanctimonious, hypocritical prick, but he's not stupid. He knows that he can retire at MSU with the status of being a hero on campus. If he went to Texas, he's only as good as his first loss, and then the knives will come out.
|5 days 19 min ago||They singlehandedly destroyed the Big 12||
Which is why the continuous murmur around here of "we should bring Texas into the BIG" is so dumb. It's a damn good public university, but the institutional culture in the athletic department is toxically selfish in the extreme. It's reflective of the state's overall cultural self-image—there's no more important state in the country, and Texas really should return to being an independent republic, so we won't ever have to compromise ever again with anybody because we're Texas and everybody should kiss our ass.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I hope RR does well at Arizona||
but I think the notion that he would have been a success here if only he'd been able to get Jeff Castell has been blown up. Even with Casteel, RR's defenses are still generally weak against good teams.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Derpity derp Jake||
|5 days 22 hours ago||This is what upsets are made of||
The team has heard all week how great they are. This will take them back to reality in a hurry.
Nice break on that offensive PI.
|5 days 22 hours ago||So far we look like ass||
The difference between playing at home and playing on the road
|5 days 22 hours ago||you go punt block on the next one?||
Even thinking about putting on a punt block in that situation was fucking stupid. Luckily we got the ball back on an INT, but c'mon, Baxter.
|5 days 23 hours ago||My 1st attendance at a UM game since I was an undergrad in 1976!||
That's one hell of a stretch! Let's hope the game today takes after Indiana in 1976 and not Purdue...
|6 days 5 hours ago||If he ain't so hammered that he's being held up by his bros||
he's a short little fuck like me.
Unfortunately, with a bit more in the bank account than I have.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Pitino got that equipment manager's wife pregnant.||
Wasn't Ricky slipping the sausage to some waitress at a local Lville restaurant? I think he was bending her over the salad bar.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Check out where her hand is hovering||
It's the Louisville difference
|6 days 14 hours ago||The fact that this is even a thing||
is proof that Tomsula is a dead man walking.
For those old enough to remember, it reminds me of the hoo-ha that surrounded the situation when Jimmy Carter had to fend off a crazed swimming rabbit while he was canoeing. When you're damaged goods, things that would otherwise be inconsequential are turned into examples of why you're a loser.
If Michigan had gone 10-2 with victories over MSU and Ohio State, people would have said, "ha ha, that's just RichRod, he's a goofball" when Josh Groban made his untimely audio appearance.
|6 days 18 hours ago||If you're bloody after drinking||
you should go to the emergency room right away.
|1 week 5 hours ago||My rule of thumb from many years of informal observations||
The more advance hysteria over an impending storm, the lesser the actual impact of said storm.
|1 week 19 hours ago||non-elite schools produce perfectly fine engineers, MDs||
Many UM people talk as though they would get up off the gurney in the O.R. if they found out the lead surgeon was an Ohio State grad.