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|13 hours 51 min ago||most recent picks before they commit tend to be pretty educated||
"the crystal ball took a swing this AM towards Michigan"
"I put in a #CrystalBall for #Michigan: http://michigan.247sports.com"
"However, 3 of the last 4 picks have been in favor of Michigan...and the 1 pick for Syracuse in those 4 comes from an Ohio State site."
"Steve Lorenz was one of the recent 3 and he usually doesn't make picks towards Michigan unless he is pretty confident"
"Usually, a trend in picks that is very recent is more likely to be correct than picks that were made months prior. I mean if Michigan picked up 5 picks (for the sake of argument) in the past week, and all of Syracuses picks are from December/January, there's probably more foundation in those Michigan picks."
"Definitely feeling Michigan for Washington more than I had in the recent past, ...."
|14 hours 13 min ago||State names have always been lame and always will be||
But having teams out in the suburbs taking the name of the city is stupid too. You want the name San Francisco 49ers, then play in the fucking city, not out in Santa Clara. Should be the Auburn Hills Pistons while we're at it.
|14 hours 18 min ago||Michigan has scored a bunch of Crystal Ball predictions.||
Since the CB trending predictions for Washington coming here were so on the money, it's wrapped up that Brown's a Wolverine.
|19 hours 6 min ago||Rutgers is just an anchor.||
Which makes me laugh every time I think of all the sneering "But Missouri and Pitt don't expand the footprint!" comments.
|22 hours 26 min ago||I had hoped for a more storybook ending.||
I don't get it. Austin survived—miraculously, some might say—not one but TWO fatal plane crashes involving his family. He was grievously injured in the second crash to the point of needing extensive hospitalization and rehab just to get back to walking condition, but perservered to the point where he was able to get on the court and play for the university that offered him before the second crash.
The fact that he's alive and apparently able to get on with his life with a UM degree in his pocket is as big a storybook ending as you could possibly want.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Take a look at his stats prior to being drafted||
He played in a grand total of 48 games against European competition, and he wasn't a starter in all of those games, either. That's an incredibly thin resume to draft with the second pick overall. In fact, it's fucking nuts.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The more people that follow JH the better.||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Don't ask people to be gentle|
|2 days 13 hours ago||watching Raiders of the Lost Ark for the very first time tonight||
And sadly all the sequels were progressively worse. The last one was really sorta pathetic.
|2 days 13 hours ago||on an old house that can be a bit of work...90 years of neglect||
My first two houses have been really old with plenty of questionable carpentry and stupid plumbing. You have my deepest sympathies.
|2 days 13 hours ago||College football #1 by a mile||
then NFL, then boxing, then NHL playoffs
|2 days 13 hours ago||He just flipped to Syracuse.||
Is this snark, or did he really commit to the Orange?
|2 days 20 hours ago||I'm confused||
I thought that Crystal's Balls were supposedly trending him to Michigan.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Why would any self-respecting Wolverine watch the state spring||
Why would any self-respecting Wolverine be completely uninterested in how one of our major rivals looks like?
Yeah, I know—around here, aggressive ignorance is a sign of real Michigan fandom.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Robert Washington has committed to Florida.||
but but but I thought the Crystal's Balls were saying Michigan?
In reality, not a surprise he didn't choose Michigan.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Seems odd to me that a high-profile 4-star in the south||
supposedly only has interest in FL, AL, NC, and TCU among southern schools... no interest in South Carolina, Georgia, FSU, LSU, Ole MIss, MSU... and why no offer from Clemson? If Wheatley pulls this off, it'll be a huge coup for us. I'm not buckling up just yet... I'll be surprised if he doesn't put on an Alabama hat.
|2 days 21 hours ago||He was pretty cocky||
That's an understatement.
|3 days 21 min ago||JH has the instincts of a superior politician||
He knows how the game of retail politics is played, regardless of the arena.
But all of this hooha about Exposure U will be irrelevant unless we win lots of games, esp. against our biggest rivals. Until we take the field against Utah, all of this stuff is just words.
|3 days 2 hours ago||That's nice but where were they all 7 years ago?||
And in the extremely unlikely event that JH isn't successful here, they'll be stabbing him in the back too. People are the same everywhere—they love winners and hate losers.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Curt Stephenson almost took my head off in the IM building||
1975, I was there playing volleyball in a rec sports league, and after our game was over we stuck around for a few minutes to watch a friend of ours play on another team. Stephenson was on the opposing team with a bunch of other very large dudes, and he took exception to my cheering for the team he was playing against. As I was entering the exit corridor to leave the gym, a volleyball boomed off the wall about three inches from my noggin. It would have knocked me off my feet if it had connected. I turned around and Stephenson was laughing, but since I'm not a fool I didn't do anything in response.
Considering all the teams with high-powered passing attacks and high-profile WRs that have played in the RB over the years, it's crazy that it's Michigan and Stephenson with the longest TD pass record.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I don't care what your political persuasion is||
I'm not a vet—never spent one second in uniform—and am politically a goddamn pinko liberal.
• Free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution, but abusing the flag isn't a political argument—it's puerile incitement that's no different from smearing shit on a wall.
• Disrespecting veterans of any sort—whether they've sacrificed their bodies, their minds, or have come through luckily unscathed—is the lowest form of behavior. When it's directed at those who are permanently disabled, it's morally indistinguishable in my view from engaging in the production and distribution of child porn.
What the original article doesn't address is whether the actions were politically motivated or just asshole motivated. Neither motivation excuses or justifies, but the political dimension will inevitably work its way in.
|5 days 4 hours ago||just begging to be called an arrogant blowhard.||
Yah, he used all them long words with lotsa cillabulls or whatever ya call them. And who wants to be a "medical resercher" at a hosbital anyhow?? Ha, what a loser moran. Real manly Americans talk short words and stuff.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Guess I'm a loser with no connections or social juice||
I've never gotten freebies from any business or establishment.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Webb just said that if Kenny Williams wanted to commit now||
that the staff would contact Brown to see where he stands. Even if Brown didn't say "no" but just declined to make a decision yet, Sam says the staff would take Williams and close out recruiting.
I guess it depends on how good a shot the staff really think they have with Brown.
|6 days 12 hours ago||"It was my resilience and tanacity to succeed."||
"The everyone gets a trophy generation is here and everyone better play nice."
"As someone who played for Bo I expected more."
"Time to find out where the real men are hanging out on the internet."
I generally believe in judging a man by his actions, not his words. In your case I'll make an exception.
|6 days 14 hours ago||First, put ND back on the schedule||
but only once every three or four years.
Fill in the other years with Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, and Missouri.
|1 week 2 hours ago||I agree that it's weird||
but calling it "slightly hot" is just as weird. It's disgusting in all kinds of ways.
|1 week 2 hours ago||triple wax with undercarriage clean||
Well, if you're getting a Brazilian you might as well get your undercarriage cleaned in the bargain, esp. if there's licking going on.
|1 week 2 hours ago||We've had butthole coaches before||
From Sports Illustrated, September 14, 1981
"O.K., from a distance Bo comes on like a yahoo. And that's Bo's public image. He has had horrible problems with the press, which has this nasty habit of wanting to talk to him when he loses, his mother's advice notwithstanding. But even if the media's timing were better, it probably wouldn't make much difference, because Bo hates the press. Not just a little. A lot. The Voice of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer, says he has tried to get Schembechler to be nicer to the media. "But he told me," says Ufer, " 'Bob, if I win, I don't need the press, and if I lose, they can't help me.' " Ufer defends Schembechler, whose record at Michigan over 12 years is 114-21-3; Bo's teams have won the Big Ten title twice and tied for it seven times.
Says Ufer, "Bo has two categories of things in his life: what matters and what doesn't matter. What matters is football. What doesn't matter is everything else. Bo is the kind of guy who is so dedicated that he doesn't realize how he's coming off." So while some coaches like to go out and drink with sportswriters, Bo would prefer to break out in warts.
Until a couple of years ago, he would routinely storm out of press conferences, kick reporters out of the sessions ("Don't be offended," says one of Bo's friends. "He'd kick Millie out, too"), make himself unavailable and order his players not to talk. Talking very softly once at a press conference, he was asked to speak up. "I'm speaking as loudly as I can," said Bo softly and arrogantly. And in a memorable set-to on Oct. 1, 1979, Schembechler gave an absolutely unnecessary push to a publicity-seeking college newspaper reporter.
Yet too much is read into all this. As Don Canham, athletic director at Michigan, says, "Bo is oblivious to life."
|1 week 1 day ago||This thread is fantastic off-season entertainment||
I oscillate between laughing and feeling like I'm going to puke.