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- Scared punter gif is still amazing - and only because it did not cost us the game.
- That first alabama screenshot shows countess just before getting hit and tearing his ACL. Ugh, still bothers me.
|1 week 1 day ago||If Michigan does not get Harbaugh he would be my first choice.||
"If Michigan does not get Harbaugh he would be my first choice."
I agree. Rich Rod is my first choice too.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Beilein is the man||
An open practice with an actual game like substance. And him mic'ed up to give an even better glimpse inside the program.
Seems to contradict the football program's notion that secrecy is a component of success.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Seconded.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||In other news||
There are now 2,000 t-shirts that need an extra D in them (#FiredDaveBrandon)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||SPF records||
As someone with technical knowledge of email delivery, I agree with the statements affirming the veracity of the emails. It would take a pretty sophisticated ruse – or that email address randomly being assigned to a student with a good sense of humor J - to pull it off over the length of time we’re looking at.
Mainly unrelated: how the heck does umich.edu not have an SPF record set up? Anyone who with a umich.edu email address has a pretty good chance of their sent emails going to spam due to this. I can’t think of a technical hurdle that would prevent what is a pretty easy DNS setting.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Flight Tracker 2014!||
Flight Tracker 2014!
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||That's just not true. I||
That's just not true. I don't even have to leave our program to find an example. What do you think of john beilein?
I think what you mean is most successful coaches are type-A personalities and that also tends to rub some people the wrong way and make them seem like assholes. I'm saying the Harbaugh seems to be an asshole just to be an asshole. Anyway, like I said, I'll take him in a heartbeat over what we've got.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||WOW||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Feelingsball on coaches||
Given the situation, I would take just about any competent head coach out there. But I just can’t get over how much of an asshole Harbaugh has proven to be. Latest example, taking timeouts at the end of the SF-Den game this week and his half-assed congratulations of Manning. No need to remind me, both of those things are well within his right to do, but you would have a hard time arguing that they weren’t asshole moves.
In the end, I just want a coach who wins games, but he certainly rubs me the wrong way. I guess when he’s your school’s asshole, it’s all well and good, but he’s not our school’s asshole… yet.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I would encourage everyone||
I would encourage everyone not to respond to this post. There's a difference between discussing issues that affect the University of Michigan and devolving into trite political generalizations.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The Funchess thing||
You gotta let the Funchess injury go. Shit happens and whether it’s a lost cause or not, when we’re losing I damn well want our first string in the game. Had the score been the opposite, I could see this point.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||No chance it's "better" than||
No chance it's "better" than Notre Dame, a traditional rival who we regularly compete with for prospects and regional bragging rights. But, it is an interesting game and a welcome addition to the schedule. It would be nice to get one of these larger name opponents to commit to a series rather than just two games so we could gin up a new rivalry.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Ughh, that is a cheap shot.||
Ughh, that is a cheap shot. I doubt many of his teamates even saw it given the flow of the play. Talk about adding injury to insult.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Gardner cheapshot||
Anyone have a clip of the cheapshot at the end on Gardner? I obviously turned off the TV before the final whistle and deleted my DVR of the game as soon as I woke up on Sunday - after realizing it was not all just a bad dream.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Two things||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Denard highlights||
Posting Denard highlights are always a surefire way for me to lose 10 minutes of productivity.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Right, I agree it's a fine||
Right, I agree it's a fine line and people where differ on where it is. I bet lots of people hate the huge video scoreboards, but I love them. The problem seems to be the AD is tone-deaf - or more likely doesn't care - to what most of his base is looking for. Who are they catering to? I've yet to figure that out.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Hold on||
Not trying to call you out, but you've never been to Costco or at least know the idea behind it? That's amazing to me and I feel good that I own stock in a company with obvious market to grow. It's the exact same as a Sam's Club. If you don't know that one, I don't have an answer for you. And, yes, DB is working on an expensive Costco that is getting its ass handed to it every year by Sam's (OSU).
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Right. As much as I loathe||
Right. As much as I loathe many of the actions by this AD, I don't see a scenario where they would choose to alienate their most loyal customers. They make some boldly money-grabbing moves, but to intimate that 50+-year ticket holders MIGHT lose their seats is not a move anyone with a functioning brain would make.
Now, if someone can produce hard evidence of this purported email, I'm willing to give up my entire faith in humanity.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||Comparing those teams is||
Comparing those teams is obviously apples and oranges. I think Jamal Crawford has proven his individual worth in the NBA. Also, they both seem to be good dudes based on their press clippings. Just noting the parallels.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Jamal Crawford||
I can't help of think back to Jamal Crawford's situation. He was in school at the same time as me and he left without us really getting much more than flashes of his offensive brillance. The NCAA screwed him over much in the same way as Mitch.
I would probably vote for Mitch in that "one more year" wish, but the Jamal thing has always left me yearning for more of him in the Maize and Blue.
|30 weeks 13 hours ago||Do want.||
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||Great write up||
Thanks for putting this together. The corner three assists number is astounding. This really codifies the reasons why Stauskas could accurately be described as an “elite-level offensive player”. He rarely took a “bad” shot because even his contested looks were taken completely under control. His fundamentals were so sound. He never achieved the “clutch” level of a Trey Burke – lofty comparison, I realize – but I’ll probably miss watching him more because his routine game was completely refined. Can’t wait for him to make people look ridiculous in the NBA where defensive gambling is the norm.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Sitting with fouls||
Surprised that Brian didn't mention this in the column since he did on Twitter and has harped on it before, but I think Beilein is too cautious with protecting against foul trouble. It bit us in the title game last year and again yesterday. Morgan finishes with 3 fouls in 22 minutes and meanwhile we get significant time from a guy who hasn’t played all tournament against the best frontline we’ve faced.
I don’t agree with the sentiment that all minutes are created equal and I understand that we needed Morgan for the stretch run, but Beilein doesn’t place any trust in his leaders in this category. Trust me, I think Beilein is the best thing since sliced bread, but this one thing really irks me.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Eron Harris||
I've seen Harris play a lot this year as I grew up in WV and WVU is my second favorite college team. Your assessment is correct but I’ll add that he seems to be a below average defender and has some decision making and confidence issues. Nothing Beilein couldn’t work his magic on, but the transfer year would be beneficial in that regard.
I think it’s a moot point though as I believe that he wants to go home and will stay close to Indianapolis.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||I predict||
I predict roster spots will be hard to come by soon enough.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Swen Swenson||
Come on... what's his real name?
Also, big fan of Jeff Jones and hope we are able to land him.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Another thing to smother in its crib||
That damn saying.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The hand wringing over the no||
The hand wringing over the no visits if you're committed stems from the associated "we're pulling your offer, too" that appeared to be the case until David Dawson - who was an extreme case. If a commit can really get back into the class if there's still interest on both sides, then I don't see an issue. But if you almost always pull the offer after a decommit, well, you might miss out on some people. Certainly within the staff's right and I see their point, but I think that's where some people are in disagreement.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I disagree. Setting aside||
I disagree. Setting aside that it's never going to happen, the only way these policies stop or are reduced is when it affects the bottom line. Michigan's still going to play football if a game doesn't sell out, so I don't see why it's such a terrible thing to say.