maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|1 hour 26 min ago||Team names||
I don't really have an opinion on the city vs. state issue. But what does kind of annoy me are some of the illogical or awkward names that come from teams trying too hard to think of something that doesn't end in -s. I remember watching an episode of Jeopardy! a long time ago, and the final jeopardy question was to name the only two franchises in major sports whose names didn't end in -s; the answer then was the Red Sox and White Sox. Since then, it seems like half the new teams have to be "the Avalanche" or "the Shock" or "the Wild" or some shit. Well that's fine for referring to the whole team, but what do you call a single member of the Minnesota Wild? (I do know what to call an individual member of the Shock).
|10 hours 15 min ago||Montreal||
I was born in 1975 and started watching hockey probably around the mid 1980s or thereabouts. At that time, the Red Wings were in the Norris Division and their main rivals were teams like Chicago, Toronto, and Minnesota (the North Stars, not the Wild), as well as other formidable Campbell Conference foes like Edmonton and Calgary. Montreal was in the other conference and would appear on the schedule maybe twice per season. It's hard to consider a team like that a true rival, even if they may have been one back in the time of the Original Six.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Or South-by-Leaders & Best?||
Or South-by-Leaders & Best?
|2 days 8 hours ago||Honestly, neither Rich Rod||
Honestly, neither Rich Rod nor Harbaugh seems to me like the kind of guy who'd get worked up over whether somebody mentions his name at a press conference. (Unlike some Michigan State coaches)
|2 days 9 hours ago||I had a law professor who||
I had a law professor who once told our class that when he was a young attorney and joined a big firm, one of the partners started asking him which country club he planned on joining. He replied, "I don't like golf. I like basketball." This was the professor's first clue that maybe big firm life wasn't for him. I always thought that was a pretty bad ass thing to say. So this might actually be my new favorite Harbaugh quote.
|3 days 22 min ago||Mad Dog||
I haven't drank Mad Dog in close to 20 years. But I always thought the stuff tasted pretty damn good--especially the Banana Red and Kiwi Lime flavors. The banging headache I could do without, but I don't recall taste being the issue.
|3 days 31 min ago||Spaceball||
Because space, bitches, space.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Movies||
Point Break > Top Gun
|3 days 1 hour ago||RBs||
If M really won't take any other backs except Washington, this is probably the reason.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Assistant coach info||
That data could be useful in figuring out which coaches are good at recruiting though.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Gold||
Back then, M used to just recruit a bunch of athletic guys and figure out where to put them once they arrived. It seems like the process has become much more specialized these days.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Redshirting||
I think what Polo meant to say was that there would be plenty of opportunities for a back to still get carries between 2016 and 2020, even if he enters with two other RBs in his class. FWIW.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Power moves||
Next step: getting the NCAA to ban new satellite camps, but grandfathering Michigan's in.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I graduated in 1997 and still||
I graduated in 1997 and still keep in close touch with lots of my good friends from UM. Sports, and football games especially, are a big part of that; even though I live in Seattle, I get to see old friends every so often when I show up at the tailgate for a UM home game or we get together in Chicago to help take over Northwestern's stadium. Obviously this is all more fun when the team is doing well, but that's---whatever. I can see, however, that someone who is less connected to the school and who just follows the sports teams might grow disenchanted after years of frustration. But let's keep this in perspective: as bad as the last eight or nine years have been, we have had a Sugar Bowl victory, an appearance in the basketball title game, multiple B1G hoops championships, and some very good hockey teams. And now we have Harbaugh.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Russell||
Always nice to see a young man make a smart decision for his future.
|5 days 11 hours ago||There are a number of||
There are a number of anthologies that have contributions from numerous coaches; the one I am most familiar with is the Football Coaching Bible from the American a Football Coaches Assn. but there are probably others geared more specifically to your sport and age group. But that seems like a good way for you to go because you'd get a bunch of shorter pieces giving different perspectives from different people.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Toughness comment||
I actually haven't seen the program yet; I DVR'd it and will get to it this week. But when I posted that remark, I didn't realize the "football is the last bastion for toughness" thing had come from Harbaugh. Obviously that changes the perspective and context of the remark significantly. I should have known better, given the thread topic, but it's too late to change or delete my post now.
|5 days 22 hours ago||A good buddy of mine was||
A good buddy of mine was about the shittiest athlete you can imagine when we were in high school. Dude couldn't throw a spiral, couldn't even dribble a basketball. Except now he's a firefighter and paramedic, and routinely has to pull people out of wrecked cars or administer emergency treatment to people having heart attacks or ODing on stuff, often in some of the worst conditions imaginable. But yeah, he's obviously not much of a tough guy because he never played football.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Hello Posts||
I always thought it was kind of an unwritten rule that "hello posts" are supposed to celebratory and that people should refrain from seriously criticizing the recruits. Surely there are plenty of other opportunities on this site to engage in those kinds of discussion. But doing it on the hello thread is kind of like showing up to somebody's wedding and saying "she should have held out for that cardiologist with the six-pack."
|1 week 59 min ago||I think this is an||
I think this is an interesting discussion. In most subjects, harm reduction models (such as drug legalization or regulated sex work) tend to perform better than strict prohibitions. For that reason, and because I generally don't believe the government should attempt to legislate morality, I am sympathetic to the view that willing adults should be permitted to exchange money for sex.
|1 week 3 days ago||Rants||
I think there are certain kinds of blue collar workers who deserve to get insulted. Debt collectors for sure, plus telemarketers, people who work in those diabolical call centers that leave you on hold forever and then jerk you around once they answer... With tow-truck drivers, it kind of depends on the circumstances (was the car rightly towed, are they messing with you when you try to pick it up, etc.). But there are definitely tow-truck drivers who deserve to get yelled at. The specific insults McHenry chose reveal her as an entitled little bitch though.
|1 week 4 days ago||Probably not the "best," but||
Probably not the "best," but definitely the most entertaining HS hoops team I ever saw in person was the Saginaw Buena Vista team with Terrance Roberson and Chester Surles. It was just a constant series of alley-oops and hilarious taunts from their crowd.
|1 week 4 days ago||Probably 1993 or 94||
At the Mason Hall computer lab.
|1 week 5 days ago||QBs as D&D characters||
Jeez, this could be too much fun. Here's my assessments:
1) Jameis Winston: Half-Orc Fighter
15 STR, 14 INT, 5 WIS, 13 DEX, 17 CON, 4 CHR
Hit Points at 1st level: 11
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
2) Marcus Mariota: Elven Mage/Thief
10 STR, 12 INT, 15 WIS, 18 DEX, 11 CON, 13 CHR
Hit points at 1st level: 4
Alignment: Neutral Good
3) Tom Brady: Half-Elven Mage
8 STR, 16 INT, 16 WIS, 9 DEX, 15 CON, 17 CHR
Hit points at 1st level: 3
Alignment: Lawful Good
|1 week 5 days ago||Aji Verde||
I was well into my thirties before I discovered aji verde. But that's my clear #1.
|1 week 5 days ago||Michigan Hires ...||
I see that his account was created 4/15/2015, which is today. But since he was trolling earlier this week, this must be a new account.
I usually find trolls amusing, but I don't really see the point of just saying "Hi, I'm a troll and I'm here to troll." Whatever. I guess he'll get banned again and then go over to 11W to boast about how he humiliated us and made us cry.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wonderlic||
I suspect the Wonderlic is one of those metrics that is generally predictive as applied to a large number of players, but becomes less reliable as applied to individual prospects.
Also, I think there is a big difference between raw intelligence and problem-solving ability on the one hand (which the Wonderlic supposedly measures), and maturity and judgment on the other (which are the shortcomings Winston has famously displayed). Winston could be like a D&D character with 14 INT but 5 WIS.
|1 week 5 days ago||Harbaugh||
We all like Jim Harbaugh and are thrilled that he's now the football coach at Michigan. But in the end, he's still a football coach--not the final arbiter of all that is right & good (as the OP seems to think).
|1 week 6 days ago||Phillips||
Tom Osborne would still start him in the Fiesta Bowl.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Probable losses||
I think Utah and Minnesota are both more difficult than Penn State.