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|13 hours 32 min ago||It's good...||
It's good to see that the UM Greek community has a presence on mgoblog.
|2 days 11 hours ago||great thread, although I just wasted an hour reading it...||
Nobody's gonna agree with my personal selections, but here you go:
50s - Johnny Cash
60s - Beatles, Stones
70s - CCR
80s - Jimmy Buffett
90s - RHCP
00s - Dre, The Killers, Flogging Molly, Eminem
10s - Boxelder, INS
|2 days 11 hours ago||can't...||
can't believe I had to read 100+ comments before someone mentioned CCR.
|2 days 13 hours ago||DOUBLE POST||
OOPS... DOUBLE POST.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I get what you're saying...||
I get what you're saying and I kind of agree that the S&C coaches tend to get more credit/blame for the performance of the team than they deserve... but I believe rivals said that Michigan was offering Turley 7 figures or close to it, so that does seem to indicate that Harbaugh thinks the SC coach is a big deal.
|2 days 14 hours ago||This was great... thanks!!||
Bummer to have missed that shot, though. Did you watch the Florida game in LA? What happened with the girl you were visiting?
Anyway, that was a fun read!
|2 days 23 hours ago||That's what she said...||
|3 days 4 min ago||All...||
All of your recruits are belong to us!
|3 days 2 hours ago||Disagree||
He's not writing an academic essay or defending an argument. He's reflecting on an event from his past that was related to Michigan football. That type of writing doesn't require you to spell everything out to the reader, in fact it can even strenghen your piece.
As Ernest Heminway once wrote, "you could omit anything if you knew that you omitted and the omitted part would strengthen the story and make people feel something more than they understood."
I think there's enough about Michigan football in his piece for anyone on this board to understand the connection without him spelling it out more than he did.
|1 week 4 days ago||maybe...||
Maybe it's not completely fair to judge his intelligence based on only one interview. Especially in the NFL where recruiting isn't a factor, I think it's possible to be kind of gruff or not that personable and still be a good coach.
But yeah, he didn't come off as being very charismatic or very prepared for the questions they were going to ask him.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was 11...||
I was 11 and had been obsessed with Michigan since I was a little kid so 1997 was just an unbelievable season. In a way, I think it was hard to appreciate how special it was since I was 11 (only national title in like 50 years at the time) but on the other hand being 11 just made it that much more magical and special. I doubt that in the future I'll ever enjoy as much a championship that a team I root for wins.
Anyway, I was completely obsessed with Woodson but was also a huge fan of the A-Train, Streets, Ray, Russell Shaw, and many others. I also was kind of a big fan of Diallo Johnson and Patrick McCall even though neither of them saw a lot of PT. I think Patrick McCall had a couple of decent runs against Indiana and since he was only a freshman I thought he was going to one day become an all-american (lol).
If I had to go with my second favorite player, though, it had to be the A-Train. He was a freshman and was an exciting runner. At the time I assumed he would one day win the heisman because I guess after Woodson turned out to be so amazing I was just assuming that any freshman who looked promising would go on to be an all-time great.
Anyway, that was a really special time. Now I'm gonna go watch a bunch of youtube videos from that season haha.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||good...||
I'm glad. I'll get better odds from Vegas when I put a few hundred on Michigan to make the playoffs next year.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Don't remember...||
Don't remember what the guy's screen name was but the one of Denard eating cereal (photoshopped) was pretty great.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Disappointing game...||
I Harbaugh your Harbaugh, though.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||the only thing...||
The only thing I can think of is that maybe there's already contact with Harbaugh and things are looking good (and the sort of people who would throw down the money for that are in the know), so the strategy is to keep things on the DL and not draw more public attention to our pursuit of Harbaugh since things are already looking good. One can only hope.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
Well, he's 29-33 over the last five years so on average worse somewhere between 6-6 and 5-7. Shocking that you'd pick a guy with that record to take over your program.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||this is gonna suck||
this is gonna suck
|8 weeks 5 days ago||love it||
this is awesome... thanks!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
So you think that the players just made up that offense on the spot, called their own plays, and put 40 on Florida in spite of having never practiced that offense before? Right.
Obviously that wasn't the same offense that we had ran all year, but the idea that the players "ignored" the OC and just decided on their own to run that system is laughable.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Doyle...||
Doyle showed some real promise. He looks like he'll be a hell of a player by the time he's an upperclassman and may be pretty serviceable down the line this year. With that said, we are going to get destroyed on the board by a few teams in the Big Ten. Oregon's not a big team and they rebounded 15 of their 33 misses.
Overall, it was a good, gritty win for a young team.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||luckily...||
Luckily, if "Plan A" includes 3 candidates, that would seem to make the "Plan B" that we wouldn't like more of a Plan D (although still a realistic scenario). Also, I'm guessing "Plan C" isn't really on the table since Hoke's gonna get canned before we have an answer from any of the "Plan A" or "Plan B" candidates.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||you...||
you could probably add pink to the list also
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Sometimes...||
My brother went to OU. He says that like a third of the students are from Texas and have never seen snow before, so the first time that it snows every year it's hilarious to see all the people from Texas biting it as they attempt to walk to class.
My brother also claims to have been part of a (low speed) 8 car crash at an intersection in Norman because people there aren't very used to driving in snow. Apparently the cops just showed up and had no idea how to assess who was at fault so nobody got a ticket.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||shame...||
Shame that it's fake. If the AD were even aware of Bob Stitt that would be a positive sign considering that the last guy (Brandon) seemed pretty unwilling to even look at innovative guys at lower levels.
Not that Stitt would be high on my list for head coach or that I'd want the AD hiring our coordinators, but it would be a good sign that Hackett is at least willing to cast a wide net and consider many options.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||If...||
If you're not interested in the MLS part then just don't read it.
As a soccer fan I'm actually more interested in the MLS section than the baseball or hockey parts. Thanks OP for the great work!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Funny one liner but doesn't sound like the real story...||
That really doesn't sound like the full story. Okay, funny one liner by the coach but any track coach would also be able to offer some technical advice that could make at least a small difference.
FWIW there were some news stories in 2001 about Larry Foote improving his speed significantly after the UM track coaches helped him work on his technique.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but...||
Yeah, but Reader71 isn't saying that Mealer blames the fans for us losing. What he's saying is that it's not Brandon's fault that we've been losing and if the fans realized that they shouldn't have wanted him fired.
FWIW I'm thrilled that Brandon is gone; just trying to interpret everyone's arguments though.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Nice analysis...||
Nice analysis. It's kind of crazy that before he brought in a great DC Harbaugh's problems were kind of similar to Rich Rod's (great O, terrible D). With all that said, I think that the fact the's been so successful in the NFL makes him seem like way more of a sure thing than the other candidates. He did a great job turning around Stanford AND turned around the 49ers taking them to a Superbowl and a couple of NFC championship games. It makes it easier to be really confident in his prowess from an X's and O's standpoint and we've seen at Stanford that he can recruit and develop players.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Dave Brandon...||
Dave Brandon is an
elitist corporate prick
now he's gone at last!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||not my favorites...||
Just Go With It and The Heartbreak Kid absolutely suck