"I am insane. I am childish. I once drank an entire bottle of wine while watching Michigan and God's favored child Denard Robinson lose in Ohio Stadium to an undefeated Ohio State team BANNED FROM BOWL COMPETITION FYI JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT FOR NO REASON."
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|39 min 53 sec ago||after the whole RR Family Values thing...||
... which was a complete and total crock of shit put out there by the Boren family to justify Justin's defection to Ohio State, which really occurred because RR didn't offer Zach a scholarship and jackass father Mike got completely butthurt about it.
|2 hours 12 min ago||all I can think about is Pat Massey||
That's not an overwhelming endorsement in my book. Maybe Neal will be able to occasionally put his arms up to knock down a throw, something Massey just couldn't do for some reason.
|13 hours 50 min ago||So it's like this||
RR (allegedly) pisses off HS coaches in Michigan and Ohio: Bad, bad, bad
Partridge (allegedly) pisses off HS coaches in NJ: No problem, bring him on board
|14 hours 27 min ago||Given that Partridge is a controversial figure in NJ HS football||
I'm not sure that it's a net advantage to U-M to have him on the staff.
If Sam's retweet reflects something real, looks like it's a moot point.
|14 hours 30 min ago||that says a lot about Wheatley Jr.||
I wrote Jr. off weeks ago, and there's no concrete indication whatsoever that his dad's presence on the staff has changed things in Michigan's direction. Even the normally optimistic Sam Webb has been consistently wait-and-see about Jr. Given Sam's close relationship with Tyrone Sr., that says to me that it ain't happening.
|1 day 17 hours ago||How in hell can you get to the age of 14 and not know||
what a Phillips screwdriver is?
|1 day 22 hours ago||I would argue PTSD is not something to joke about.||
My BIL is a USMC combat vet who was in some of the worst fighting in Viet Nam, and he's been suffering from PTSD for many years. Thankfully, it's been comparatively mild compared to other vets, and it hasn't prevented him from leading a reasonably happy and "normal" life. I would agree that actual combat- or violence-related PTSD is nothing to joke about.
That being said, from what I see, "PTSD" has entered the American lexicon as a more general term denoting shock or trauma from more mundane causes, much in the same way that "shellshock" is now a fairly generic term even though it originated during WWI. That's the spirit in which I used the term, playing off the similar PSD in a clumsy attempt at wordplay.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Considering the cost||
it should be PTSD.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Is that Mattison in the right foreground?||
That bald dome looks familiar...
|1 day 23 hours ago||Looking at Jones's offer list at Rivals||
Even though he's a Florida kid, UF, FSU, and Miami all declined to offer him. The only SEC offer is from Missouri, and Michigan is the only "blueblood" program that's offered him besides NE. I think Louisville might be a strong contender from the standpoint of geographical proximity, but the Harbaugh factor is obviously important. Does he want to play for JH or Petrino?
|2 days 12 min ago||make sure no one is noticing my lack of productivity||
That's why running your own business is such an advantage during recruiting season. Thank god my dog can't tell what I've got on my computer.
|2 days 33 min ago||link doesn't link for me||
thanks for the info anyway
|2 days 35 min ago||If Gentry to Michigan is predicated on Murray leaving TAM for TX||
I'm going to hold off on the celebrating until something definite is announced.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Out of curiousity I looked him up on Rivals||
He was a four-star G out of California, signing with Washington St. in the 2008 class. He had a short offer sheet; besides WSU, they were from Notre Dame, Pepperdine, and Michigan.
The Michigan offer came in September of 2007, so that would have been Beilein offering him.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Meyer has used god dreams to lure kids||
God dreams? That sounds kinda weird, even scary.
|2 days 16 hours ago||The updated Ryan pic from the UW website||
|2 days 21 hours ago||Selection of Darko one of many based solely on height||
Darko's pre-NBA stats: 48 games, no starts against European competition: i.e., didn't face many big men with athletic abilities the way he would in the US. in college and in the NBA.
On top of that, he was only 18 years old, for fuck's sake. He was a high school kid, basically.
As far as the fact that he was widely regarded as a worthy high pick goes, one of the reasons good franchises prosper and troubled ones flounder is that the former tend to avoid the herd mentality when it's based on hype, while the latter are gullible.
|2 days 21 hours ago||OK, that's it, I'm done||
|2 days 21 hours ago||LOL at the kids in the photo||
who all have their phones out snapping pix while they discuss "Literature."
|2 days 21 hours ago||Is this really thread-worthy?||
I predict that within the next six months somebody will post that they were in a shitter somewhere and JH was in an adjacent stall dropping a deuce.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Nobody gets their shit from the street anymore||
You're missing the excitement of buying stuff and not knowing until you light up whether it's just straight weed or laced with PCP, embalming fluid, or coyote urine.
|3 days 9 min ago||FWIW, Webb said on the podcast this morning||
that he thinks Weber will visit, so who knows if Weber is being candid or not.
Given that Harbaugh has devoted as much attention and effort to flipping Weber as any potential recruit, it would be disappointing if Weber declined to take an official here. It would be very unusual for a recruit of his stature to sign with any school without taking an official.
|3 days 29 min ago||I don't consider this news negative at all.||
Did you get your stuff at a dispensary or on the street?
|3 days 46 min ago||Chasing the Phantom on Nature|
|3 days 8 hours ago||A JC offer is unlikely to begin with||
given the long-standing difficulty of getting JUCOs past admissions. Considering the small number of scholarships available, it seems unlikely to me we'd spend one on a guy who's got at most two years to play.
|3 days 9 hours ago||old folks need to get off their moral high horses?||
Then I suggest that you send the "old folks" actually running this university—who have already suspended one greek and are threatening to suspend several more—an angry email telling them to get off their "moral high horse." I'm sure President Schlissel will give you a sympathetic hearing.
|3 days 10 hours ago||This UM action is totally unsurprising||
No top-level educational institution that takes its reputation very seriously wants to see its name end up in the NYT for this kind of stuff, especially when it's embarking on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar capital campaign. Add to this a new university President who has made no secret of his desire to improve the academic standing of the institution, and there's no chance that the U-M administration and Regents are just going to take a "frat boys will be frat boys" stance.
|3 days 14 hours ago||An army of Harbots is unleashed upon the land||
|4 days 24 min ago||The only appropriate punishment for Belichek?||
He should be forced to repair all the damage at the ski resort himself.
|4 days 3 hours ago||The only thing I'm outraged about||
Is that Michael Rosenberg continues to be employed as a "journalist."