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|5 hours 54 min ago||should be reserved for people who either coached or played||
That's not the reason behind my preference. Bob Ufer and Frank Beckmann didn't coach or play the game, and they were great announcers. There are players and ex-coaches who I can't stand to listen to.
It's the particular character—the pitch, the tenor, the sound, the delivery—of a female voice announcing a football game that doesn't do it for me, at least none of those I've heard. Perhaps it's just that I haven't heard the right one yet. I have no problem with female announcers for other sports, such as Olympic competitions, figure skating, or pro biking, for example, since for me those sports don't demand the kind of ridiculous bombast that I instinctively associate with football.
Women should have every opportunity in broadcast journalism, including sports play-by-play. That doesn't mean that everybody will enjoy listening to them.
|6 hours 9 min ago||Would you ever start a sentence,||
It's a fair point you're making. My answer to your question is no, but it's not easy formulating a reason why one is acceptable and the other is not.
|7 hours 7 min ago||Now that there's no three-second delay in the local radio feed||
there's no reason not to listen to Dan and Brandy on WTKA while the game is on the tube.
I admit this is pure unadulterated sexism, but I really can't stand listening to female football announcers. It just seems wrong to my ears.
*Edit: a look at the other thread about this implies the delay will still be in place for listeners not in the stadium. Dang.
|7 hours 37 min ago||Looks like it's time for me||
to ditch my skepticism about Glasgow and trust the coaches.
I'm more interested and excited about the DL than any other unit on the team.
|14 hours 52 min ago||Is there any chance this kid doesn't play DT?||
FWIW, Sam Webb has been saying for a number of weeks now that Roseboro doesn't move or look like he's carrying 283, and that he's quick enough for DE, which is supposedly how UM is looking at him.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Some even think it is the best.||
Show us the sources.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Omg what is the marmot's name??||
When I was a kid my dad would take me hiking in Colorado. Up on the mountain trails he'd fart and blame it on the marmots.
|1 day 11 hours ago||for a Fieger Bowl.||
They should host the Kevorkian Bowl for two programs on the skids.
|1 day 16 hours ago||It sucks but it doesn't make them useless nor hacks.||
If any journalist thinks his or her job consists of "giving the public what they want," that's the very definition of a hack.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Have faith people.||
To quote the first President Bush: "Trust, but verify."
|1 day 17 hours ago||The questions are absolutely awful though.||
The vast majority of today's American "journalists" are useless hacks, and it's especially the case with those who cover sports.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I've heard info myself that strongly suggests DR will choose UM||
Webb issued one of his famous "gut feelings" about Roseboro a couple of weeks ago, but he did mention yesterday morning the rumors about NC State. He didn't change his prediction, but it was clear that it wasn't as confident as his original gut feeling.
It's my understanding that Sam's gut feelings are essentially the result of a recruit making it clear privately to him that he's going to choose Michigan. The problem is that kids can and do change their minds as the decision day gets closer. I'm always a little bit skeptical when it comes to kids from the South, but Webb's "gut feelings" have been very reliable. While there were plenty of people who were confidently predicting Hand would end up here, Webb never came close to a gut feeling for Hand, and during the last 2-3 weeks of the recruiting process for him he was saying that Alabama was going to be the choice if Hand's decision was determined by pure football reasons.
|2 days 8 min ago||hoping they can make some of those players eat those words||
Don't use the word "eat" around one of our RBs.
|2 days 53 min ago||A Sparty, a Domer, and a Buckeye were playing golf||
They were commenting on how their bodies were having problems as they grew older.
The Sparty says, "I haven't taken a good leak in years...it burns, no steady stream. It sucks."
The Domer says, "I know what you're saying...I haven't had a good shit in over a year. Nothing is more satisfying nowadays, wish I could take a good shit just once."
The Buckeye chimes in... "I don't have any of those problems. Every morning at 7am, I have a nice piss... steady stream, no problems. And then every morning at 7:30, I take a good shit, no problems."
The Sparty and the Domer blurt out at the same time, "Well, you MUST have at least one problem to deal with...?"
The Buckeye says, "Yeah dang it, I do. I just wish I could wake up before 8am."
|2 days 7 hours ago||Good thing you're here to beat that horse.||
There's no horse so dead that it doesn't deserve a few additional whacks. You can never be too sure.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Where is the loyal MGoBlog commenter who opines||
that he doesn't care if we wear pink tu-tus as long as we win? Man, people are getting lazy around here and taking their jobs for granted.
|2 days 12 hours ago||the Glasgows|
|2 days 15 hours ago||other than it makes you happy?||
It's mainly because my suspicion is that if you have sixteen captains, you really don't have any, and that college football is a sport in which having strong designated leaders is a good thing.
Is this something I'm going to be harping on? Nope.
|2 days 15 hours ago||If his technique is better/more consistent I bet he will be||
This assumes there's a direct correlation between sound technique and on-field production. In cases where the talent level is approximately equal, I can easily see how the technique would be the difference-maker. What if the physical talent levels are not?
I heard an anecdote several years ago on the radio that involved Bo Schembechler and Alex Agase. While both were primarily OL during their college years, Agase was a far more talented lineman than Bo was, and was a three-time All American guard and had a short career in the pros.
Both Bo and Agase were young assistants under Ara Parseghian at Northwestern during the '56 and '57 seasons, and at some point they got into an argument about the importance of physical talent versus technique and execution when it came to line play. Eventually they decided to conduct their own version of the Michigan drill, going mano a mano to see who could get the better of whom, with Bo declaring that superior technique would defeat raw physical talent. As the story goes, despite repeated attempts, Bo and his superior technique was no match for the physical talent of Agase, and Alex basically cleaned Bo's clock.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I hope everyone hates this as much now as they did under RR||
I do. The solution to having bad captains isn't to do away with them—it's getting better captains.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I'm sure Glasgow is a better DT than Pipkins.||
Based on what, exactly?
Last year, Pipkins appeared in five games, had 7 tackles and half a sack.
Glasgow appeared in eleven games, and had 2 tackles.
|2 days 16 hours ago||more goes into the evaluation than the Michigan drill.||
Well sure, I would hope and expect that. That being said, if Glasgow participated in the MIchigan drill and was blowing people up, he would have appeared in it.
Since they're probably going to rotate frequently it may not really matter who the designated starters are, but I'll be a bit surprised if RG is the starter by the time conference play rolls around.
|2 days 16 hours ago||WTF?||
If you can't figure out who the captains should be at the beginning of the season, naming them after the fact at the end of the season is silly.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I can't get that mad at a season containing the 2010 ND game||
Last year was frustrating and disappointing and worrying, but at least our defensive coordinator didn't rub a fucking stuffed animal in the face of one of our linebackers during an ass-pounding embarrassment in our own stadium.
|2 days 16 hours ago||But to say it was worse than 2008 is just recency bias.||
A proof of that would be to ask 109,000 Michigan fans in the stands if they would exchange last year's record for 2008's record.
Among other things, it would reveal just how many sado-masochists sit in Michigan Stadium each Saturday.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The ironic thing about Kalis on that play||
is that the only guy he really hits is his own teammate at the end of the play. Runs right into Kerridge like he wanted to. Bizarre.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Okay then.||
As Magnus pointed out, Ryan Glasgow had two tackles last year, and a quick look at the season stats at MGoBlue indicates that he appeared in 11 games.
Nathan Brink appeared in all of 4 games in his final season in 2012, and he also had two tackles, plus 1.5 sacks. In Brink's junior season, he played in 11 games, and started one. He had one tackle, and one sack.
Glasgow is only a RS Sophomore, while Brink was a senior in 2012, so the comparison isn't apples-to-apples. However, as of right now, they're similar in that they are walkons who've displayed great determination and work ethic, and have received open accolades from Hoke out of proportion to their actual in-game production. If Glasgow does start and can be a disruptive force, that's obviously a tremendous plus for the DL.
|3 days 18 hours ago||If he's under contract but can't be bothered to stay in shape||
or attend the offseason program, his days in the NFL are probably over. Nobody's going to want an old DL who can't keep his shit together.
|4 days 4 hours ago||who is this year's Nathan Brink?||
|4 days 11 hours ago||Curious about everyone's opinion while they're drinking/thinking||
Did Suh deserve a penalty for this hit on Henne? If so, why? If not, why not?