Mike Lantry, 1972
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|14 hours 21 min ago||so they can take on the challenges and intense play of March.||
Yes, because the current uniforms have proven to be entirely insufficient for the rigors of playing two games in three days.
Whatever. The rubes and suckers will eagerly shell out $90 for the top and $65 for the shorts and David Brandon will pour himself another snifter of brandy to celebrate another marketing coup. After all, it's for the kids.
|17 hours 44 min ago||I'm not sure why people are bummed by them.||
Because in any group of people, there are a few who just cannot manage to not be whiny, petulant children at every opportunity.
|18 hours 50 min ago||so I could be overreacting.||
I'd say you are. Are the Fab Five taking out full-page ads in the NYT to express their opinions, or are they simply answering questions that are being lobbed at them? Ray Jackson is hardly somebody who's been a quote machine.
|18 hours 52 min ago||I am worried that programs will snatch up Bacari and Jordan.||
You should stop worrying about the inevitable. One or both of those guys will be gone to a head coaching job before long. The one thing that will keep one of them here is the chance to take over for Beilein once he retires.
|18 hours 55 min ago||a wholphin.||
Also known as a LOLphin.
|1 day 17 hours ago||"Liberty Street pizza"??||
There was never a business by that name. You're thinking of Thano's Lamplighter on Liberty, which was the unofficial "training table" of the basketball program back then.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Make it so that the defense gets to pick who tries the XP||
So if the Lions just scored a TD against the Bears, the Bears choose Nick Fairley to attempt the extra point. I'm hearing Yakety Sax just thinking about it.
Or, just eliminate the roster position of "kicker." All FGs, extra points, and punts can only be made by regular position players.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Worst ILL loss in history at Assembly Hall/State Farm Center||
which makes it esp. sweet.
|2 days 8 hours ago||"Sandusky was quickly tried & scapegoated..."||
It's probably not what you meant to say, but Jerry Sandusky is not a scapegoat: he really did commit horrible crimes.
|2 days 19 hours ago||anyone who hopes that Michigan loses in order to get new HC||
You'd be surprised how many alleged UM fans I heard in the stadium in 2010 doing exactly that.
|3 days 5 hours ago||FWIW, his bio is still up at MGoBlue||
The web guys at the AD need to get crackin'
|3 days 6 hours ago||Next to the Wolverines, my favorite nickname||
is the Richmond Spiders.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Fiat makes a model called the Slug?||
|3 days 9 hours ago||The deceased woman reminds me of a game I attended||
back during the Amaker era. Can't even remember the opponent, but Crisler was half-empty, there were few students sitting in the lower bowl, and I was sitting on those cushy seats up in the upper bowl. There were two elderly ladies sitting a couple of rows in front of me and one of them was knitting the whole game. They never uttered a peep one way or the other during the game, but when something good happened for UM, one of them would thump her cane on the floor next to her seat.
The best word to describe the atmosphere there that night is somnolent.
|3 days 9 hours ago||DB only has a B.A. Communications.||
Dave, I stand corrected, thanks. You've gone far on that degree.
|3 days 10 hours ago||ones who don't show up ought to be weeded out of the ticket mkt||
I don't know why a guy with an MBA and highfalutin' corporate experience like DB can't recognize that this is largely a question of insufficient demand for the available product, both in terms of kids with tix not bothering to show up, and now with slacking season ticket purchases. All you need to do is reduce the allotment for the students to weed out the kids who don't really care, and give those tix over to the general population of those who do care. You wouldn't need to fuck around with GA or anything else to make that happen.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Five minutes of Kate Upton cat dancing just before kickoff||
on the scoreboards. Parents will just have to cover their kids' eyes.
|3 days 11 hours ago||A lot of memories are formed watching the games on TV||
The current streak of consecutive games over 100,000 began back in 1975 when no more than 2 or 3 Michigan football games per regular season were televised. When I came to UM in '71, if you wanted to watch Michigan football, you had to go to the stadium, because unless it was MSU or OSU, it wasn't on the tube.
Seems to me the solution to the problem of student attendance is pretty simple: reduce the size of the student section by 25% or so. I'd either ditch the GA policy outright, or change it so students don't have to wait in line longer than anybody else just to get into the stadium.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Their previous unis weren't broken||
so of course their asswipe marketing geeks decided they needed changing, because revenue streams.
|3 days 12 hours ago||look more like they were inspired by a calculator display...||
... as interpreted by some dork who thinks he speaks "Klingon."
If they're going to wear these atrocities, they should just bring back the goddamn creamsicle unis.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I told anybody who would listen this was going to be the result||
of getting rid of the troughs in the men's rest rooms. Bring back the troughs, and the students will come back in droves.
|3 days 12 hours ago||That's a ridiculous solution to a miniscule problem.||
So is using an AR-15 to kill a bunny, but it sure as hell would solve the problem.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Big balls, you say?|
|3 days 15 hours ago||He isn't important is he?||
ESPN's BPI geniuses to Tom Izzo: "There, there, Tommy, let's dry your eyes and blow your nose...that's good, now blow. OK, we promise to be nice to you since two of your players have boo-boos but are coming back."
To John Beilein: "Mitch who?"
|3 days 15 hours ago||and not for missing players that are done for the year.||
Apparently there is no consideration given to a coaching staff's ability to compensate for a missing player.
|3 days 17 hours ago||If a team or its opponent is missing one of its most important||
players (determined by minutes per game) for a contest, that game is less important for ranking the teams compared to games in which both teams are at full strength.
Given that UM is ranked behind a team they swept—Michigan State—the translation of this metric is thusly:
If Michigan State is missing one of its most important players (determined by minutes per game) for a contest, that game is less important for ranking the Spartans compared to games in which Michigan doesn't have a consensus lottery pick available the entire fucking season.
|3 days 19 hours ago||incentive to go to the D-league is simply not there financially||
Do you agree that the top players maximize their financial prospects by playing college ball?
|4 days 1 hour ago||Mark Cuban wants to ditch the hypocrisy of one-and-done||
in favor of the D-League. I agree with him... while I think it's unfortunate to the point of being tragic that many HS kids have no interest whatsoever in obtaining a university-level education, it's stupid to force them into the charade of being students for one season simply to play in the NBA. Doing so also makes a mockery of the NCAA's "student-athlete" image, and it inevitably puts colleges in the position of recruiting kids with no interest in academics and then having to bend their own rules and standards to keep these kids "eligible."
|4 days 12 hours ago||Don't forget Lou Henson at Illinois||
His combover would give Keady's a run for its Monday.
|4 days 13 hours ago||For all intensive purposes this peeked my interest||
Everybody takes the B10 for granite, and the parody is ignored.