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|1 week 22 hours ago||What depresses me||
is that this sort of incompetence is so common that we have a proverbial textbook for it.
|1 week 22 hours ago||It's not about his age||
It's about abuse of authority. Everyone in the room was in a position of authority or expertise and he had no equivalent representation on his behalf. And it's not even as if Shane had done anything wrong.
If the same thing happened at a company, where I'm summoned by the CEO and his lawyer and asked to sign a legal release of my confidential medical information for the purpose of a press release, that's a goddamn lawsuit right there and I'd make sure the media knew about it.
It was a huge, huge breach of ethics. And you know what? It strikes me as just the sort of thing Brandon would do. My surprise factor is zero.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Dude, step away from the keyboard||
As long as you're going to be disingenuously obtuse just to carry water for a scumbag you'd damn well better make sure you fact-check lest you make a fool of yourself. It's a shakycam, but here's the clip for posterity:
The play starts around 2:15, the call is announced at 2:30. And what's the call? Roughing the passer. And really, there's plenty you can do to at least avoid injuring someone even if you're running full speed. The crowd's booing the hit on replay and the announcer is crying for targeting and ejection. But you probably already know this, and don't care. That clip ain't there for your convenience; it's to expose you for being a jackass to everyone else.
But now I'm wondering what the hell you have to gain by being stupid, careless AND a douchebag. You either blatantly lied in saying you watched the video or were too stupid to watch the extra ten seconds to see/hear the call, but either way your claim was absurdly easy to expose. For an asshole who tried -- and succeeded -- to permanently injure someone on purpose? Where the hell do you come from?
|1 week 1 day ago||Watch the play again||
That wasn't a form hit; that was headhunting.
|1 week 1 day ago||Imma say one thing||
I remember that hit as late, and illegal. It was called, but what sickens me is that it was deliberate. It was a high flying helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless QB; for fuck's sake he didn't even wrap. Minnesota literally damaged Shane Morris' brain on purpose over a fucking game. And I don't know why the fuck no one on the team stood up for him. I don't care if there was a decree from Brandon himself that any player going rogue would be kicked out of the university -- if you're turning an already violent sport in to an actual blood sport, you're literally picking a fight. I was FURIOUS.
Yes the aftermath was and should have been about our own mismanagement, but as a fan, I have it in for Minnesota this season. It's a game I typically don't care too much about but this time I want Michigan to ANNIHILATE Minnesota. Don't just beat them -- destroy them, humiliate them, make them feel pain. Not as revenge for the loss, but to put them in their place. Football's a painful sport as it is; when you are actually trying to hurt people, to me, it's no longer about the game to me anymore and that's only because YOU went there.
|1 week 1 day ago||Kind of||
In this case Brandon knew the truth. The problem is that yes men are the proverbial rats that flee the sinking ship. Brandon surrounded himself with sycophants, but there is no inherent loyalty in such people. That 17-hour meeting was about everyone trying to throw each other under the bus. Note the medical staff risked their jobs to do the right thing but their response was downright swift in comparison.
|1 week 2 days ago||So you're||
a llazy llama?
|1 week 2 days ago||A secondary discovery||
Jourdan Lewis and Jeremy Clark.
Lewis & Clark.
The translator for that expedition was. . . Toussaint.
. . .
. . .
Is it football season yet?
|1 week 3 days ago||"Jake Rudock||
likes to look at the tight end"
|1 week 3 days ago||Sigh. . .||
Hi uncleFred. OK, let's waste no time destroying this.
"So what is your coaching experience to make that call?"
If I'm watching open heart surgery and the surgeon's blade slips and slices an artery, I don't need the full experience of undergrad pre-med, medical school, residency and years of experience to know what the hell is happening when a lethal amount of blood is flying all over the place. If I'm bringing my car in for major repair and within a mile out of the shop my car's wheels fall off, I don't need 10 years in a garage to know they fucked up. No, I can't trade places with the experts to do their jobs, but the funny thing about miserable failure is that even laymen can tell the obvious results. Please don't push this fallacy.
And Michigan's RBs have been a collective, miserable failure. They've been missing blocks, missing holes and setting yards on fire for the past several years. The most consistent performer had to wait for everyone else in front of him to get injured. That's on the coaches. I don't need NFL experience to see that, nor does anyone else.
"Since Wheatley says they were well coached I guess I'll accept that they were in fact well coached."
You can also accept the possibility that like any sane coach with a program to protect he'll counter a fishing question by blowing political smoke, as he should.
"I know it's popular to dump the teams problems on coaching across the board, but perhaps it's not that simple."
Simplicity is just what you see in me. That says more about your level of thinking than mine.
|1 week 3 days ago||Could just be you||
Maybe I regard RBs differently but Wheatley strikes me as remarkably well-spoken for a former running back. Of course he went all Ft. Schembechler when he needed to, but when given the chance to offer substance he's great. Most running backs are terrible at interviews. That isn't to say RBs can't be smart (us IT guys ain't exactly crowd pleasers either and nobody calls us stupid), but in my experience public speaking doesn't seem to come naturally to them. Wheatley's fine.
Strictly in terms of interviews, by far the most frustrating Harbaugh coach so far is Drevno. He seems a jolly fella, and I get that OCs are secretive by nature, but if he doesn't want to answer a question his deflections are downright awkward. I'm OK with it as long as he can teach the guys to block; of all the qualifications for a coaching job eloquence is by far the least important. . . but other coaches are definitely more polished, Wheatley included.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not to mention||
Of course all the RBs would be neck-and-neck; if they're honest about the "clean slate" mantra then Wheatley has zero data on the RBs since spring practice ended. It's about as obvious as noting Michigan is currently tied with Indiana for first place in the B1G. . . as true as it is meaningless, given everyone's 0-0 right now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Grumble grumble||
That grates because they were very clearly NOT coached well. That said, I loved this part:
"Let’s throw that fallacy out. There’s no such thing as a rhythm. ‘I have to get a couple-’ No, you don’t."
|1 week 4 days ago||Holy moly||
Q: What are some of the traits you want to see from your starting five?
Seems like a nice guy and I know OCs hold their cards close, but he's an expert at ignoring the question that was asked and then not answering the question he wanted.
|1 week 4 days ago||So||
That bad, eh?
|1 week 5 days ago||OK||
That hurt my brain to read that.
I understand what you're saying, but trying to visualize it is. . . ouch. "Navarre with speed" is as easy to imagine as a rocket-propelled harvester.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Hi Seth||
Thanks for putting me in.
I'm aware that there really aren't many possibilities for a 4th-and-20, but the purpose of the allegory wasn't so much to highlight the structure of the schemes so much as the pre-game prep. In other words, while I was writing about Pritchard, I was thinking about Russell Bellomy (vs. Nebraska) and Shane Morris (vs. Minnesota).
The way Hoke/Borges neglected their backups while insisting everyone follow orders to the letter, if either was in Pritchard's situation where they couldn't hear the playcall, the only outcome I can imagine is a delay-of-game penalty as the deer-in-the-headlights QBs aren't given the autonomy by HelicopterDaddyCoach to decide for themselves what to do. Because they weren't even trusted to call fucking audibles with 9 defenders on the line.
It's not that "double go" was a genius playcall by Pritchard, but if they failed to covert the game was effectively over, yet under that immense pressure and without the coach, the QB had the green light to do what he had to do, and did fine. Harbaugh uber alles.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||The other part of that||
. . . is that orchestral pieces are often highly scripted. They certianly take a great deal of technical skill to perform, but the way it's done is the orchestra channeling the imagination of the composer and conductor. Sound familiar? Only one problem when comparing to football: In football, Borges' symphony has to face a defense. The more they play it, the easier it is for defenses to memorize the sequence and jump it like a horde of crazed groupies.
This is why it helps to have players who can jam (and I don't mean press coverage). Learning to make your own music is an entirely different set of techniques, but it means everything you do will be unique in its own way. The defense can't just look at Norfleet and go, "Oh, we watched this music video already, it's called Jet Sweep."
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Like||
holding a gun to a dog's head?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He might've been a hedge||
Anyway, just like Brandon was brandin', I'm glad Hackett can hack it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||SUP DOG||
I heard you like subs so we made subs in your sub so you could dive while you dive
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, nice work||
Now the hull's leaking.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Really?||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||By that point you're screwed||
They're going through practices to determine the difference between an intense player and a player who feigns intensity. The latter won't be able to keep it up for four hours.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We're not going to win 'em all||
Not with the 2015 squad. To many changes, too many tough games.
But that 2007 Stanford-USC game is exhibit A of what's to come. The past few seasons, at least a few times a year I'd look at the upcoming game and go "nope". It was particularly unpleasant looking at Michigan State on the calendar and knowing Michigan didn't have a shot.
That's over. Michigan will be underdogs against its rivals, and may well lose 4-5 games this season, but no game is safe. If Sparty thinks they can saunter into AA and pummel into submission the same guys they saw last season, they're in for a very rude shock.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Funny, I'm the opposite||
MSU has been regularly punching Hoke's teams in the mouth, but other teams drew blood against them last year*. Harbaugh's '07 Stanford team upset heavily favored USC. If Michigan State thinks Michigan's going to roll over this year they're in for a shock. We don't have a playmaking slot receiver but Harbaugh has his own ways of exploiting aggressive safeties. I can't predict an outcome but MSU's days of pushing Michigan around are over.
Hoke played better against OSU, but that's because OSU's defenses are less disciplined. It doesn't matter. Over their last five games, no team has held them to less than 42 points. That was with a conference championship and a playoff. That's absurd. I honestly have no idea how to slow down that offense (then again I'm not Durkin), and I don't see Harbaugh's offense keeping pace in their first season.
I think both games will be competitive. Harbaugh isn't going to say anything publicly to give our rivals free motivation, and you can bet he'll have the team champing at the bit to attack them on gameday. But in terms of which team's tougher, MSU's been recently exposed* whereas OSU's the defending national champs.
*Not that it's easy by any means, but Oregon, OSU and Baylor all shredded their vaunted D last season, something no one did two years prior. So yeah, if you have a top-5 offense. . .
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's the Mad Hatter||
In other news, mercury's bad for you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is the hallucination||
and drugs break you out of it. What you experience is because none of them are perfect, and it is in fact your brain's desperate, conditioned attempt to retain a grasp of the dream you've been subjected to all your life that results in confusion, disorientation, and it hurts when I pee
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know rite?||
I wouldn't be shocked if the USPS opened his mail after hearing rumors about his "explosion", but scouts doing the same is an overreach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here, take your mind off things||