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|6 hours 17 min ago||Personally, I prefer bourbon||
Personally, I prefer bourbon or Irish whiskey to Scotch, but in honor of the holiday, I'll pour a glass of Scotch today. Looks like all I have on hand is Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old. That'll do.
|5 days 4 hours ago||The guy on the sidelines who||
The guy on the sidelines who spreads his arms in disbelief as the toddler gets crushed really sells it.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I can't believe I just spent||
I can't believe I just spent 7 minutes of my life watching highlights of Danish 7v7 football. I want to go back in time and tell my pre-Mgoblog self, but he'd never believe me either.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Excuse my ignorance, but||
What, exactly, does a director of football operations do? Is he the middle man between the AD and the team? Does he handle the business side of the football team?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's completely unfair.||
That's completely unfair. Brian's not saying horses shouldn't have the opportunity to play football, just that for their own good they should try soccer instead since they'd be better at it. Similarly, it wouldn't be heightist to tell Dikembe Motumbo that he shouldn't become a jockey but should give basketball a shot instead, though a rule absolutely forbidding him to try might be heightist.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Have you ever seen how they||
Have you ever seen how they euthanize horses on the track? Takes a hell of a long time (they bring out this canopy so spectators can't actually see the killing.) Start euthanizing floppers in soccer, and matches will start rivalling cricket in length.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Was the use of the tag "hot||
Was the use of the tag "hot sprots takes" intentional? Either way, comedy gold!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Plus they don't have much||
Plus they don't have much competition for NY's recruits either. They amazing thing isn't that Rutgers is recruiting so well the past decade, it's why they weren't able to for the 7 decades before that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They run a pro-style offense||
They run a pro-style offense and defense, so that helps. They tend to have solid recruiting classes, but nothing spectacular, and they seem to have decent coaching. As a result of these three things, they've done better in the draft over the past few years, but this year was an aberration in terms of number drafted. Part of that seems to be that Belichick loves him some Rutgers players and took a couple of players way higher than anyone expected.
In terms of the future, you have to think their recruiting improves now that they're in the B10, so they'll probably continue to have a few players drafted each year, but Michigan and OSU will dwarf them in a couple of years.
As to how good they'll be on the field, I think Brian nailed it: Rutgers will be the tallest midget amongst the also rans in the East, regularly going to bowls, playing spoiler in the conference race, but rarely if ever competing for the title themselves. They'd probably be pretty competitive if they were in the West, though.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||very buzz-wordy||
The letter is way too over-written with buzz words and rhetorical flourishes, so it's hard to figure out exactly what she means, but I think she's making 2 points:
1. UConn has had a number of embarrasing incidents recently (APR-based postseason ban; athletes in trouble with law, specifically violence against women), and the administrations to be responding by re-branding rather than addressing the underlying issues. This seems like a reasonable complaint on its face, though I don't know enough about the issues to figure if the criticism is accurate or not.
2, and the really confusing part. The administration is playing into the worst aspects of stereotypical jock culture by creating a "fighting dog" image that "can't be messed with." Personally, I think that's reading too much into a logo and a standard-issue coach's quote. On the other hand, when the writer says "I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless, and to wonder if even the administration cannot “mess with them,"" I think the "real life Husky" she's referring too is a UConn athlete and not a, you know, actual real Husky. If she has been the victim of violence or fealt threatened by an athlete, I can understand her reading too much into a logo and a quote even if I don't agree with it.
Of course, as I said, it was hard to make heads or tails of much of the writing in the letter, so I could be completely wrong in my interpretation.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
If we're going to lose a recruit, I'd rather lose them to Stanford or one of the military academies than to anyone else.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Those two possibilities are||
Those two possibilities are not mutually exclusive.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||tree face||
What you don't know is that, though I might be a tree, I'm a tree with a face. Something along the lines of http://mgoblog.com/content/ten-most-embarrassing-michigan-items-you-can-own
This makes it easier for me to post than most trees, though obviously I must use voice recognition software rather than type, so I apologize in advance for any transcription errors.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it'sa Ways out||
I don't think it'sa Ways out there to say we might see Mo commitments soon.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe Hoke should sit Urban||
Maybe Hoke should sit Urban down and give him a presentation on elite recruiting in the Big 10. He might need some pointers...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||thinking the same thing||
Two years ago, it obviously would have been Penn State, but now? My guess is he means MSU because us, OSU, and MSU tend to go after the same recruits, but there are obvious problems with the description.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||thanks||
Thanks. I'm just going to assume this is a different Brand X than Phil Collins' jazz band.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What song?||
It sounds so familiar, but I just can't place it. What song is that?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Denard the recruiter||
As soon as his pro career ends (hopefully not for another 10 years or so), we have to immediately sign Denard to be an assistant coach, even if our only open position coaching spot is LB or something. That smile will do more to convince recruits (or at least their mothers) that Michigan is the best choice than almost anything else we can do.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Another reason for flip?||
Is it also possible that it's easier to be a guard next to Lewan than next to anyone else? You can trust that the guy next to you is going to do his job and don't have to worry about helping him double someone. If so, this could mean Kalis is further ahead of Braden, which makes sense given all of Kalis's "college-ready" hype as a recruit and that Braden is newer to playing guard.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Morris||
At what point does Morris have to stop contacting recruits on his own? I figured it was when he sent in his LOI, but is it instead when he shows up on campus?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||a clarification||
Well, considering what went on below my comment, I want to make clear I wasn't intending to insult Magnus with my comment. It was just a play on the juxtaposition between "hitting the F5 button" in Glove's comment and Magnus's comment on keeping his finger on the pulse.
I know once you have to explain a joke it's no longer funny, but I'd rather be unfunny than to be seen as knocking a guy when that wasn't my intention.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The F5 button is the pulse of||
The F5 button is the pulse of Michigan football? Who knew!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||As a non-tweeter myself, I||
As a non-tweeter myself, I enjoy getting an update every week about what I'm missing, for good or for bad.
That said, if you could pull off a weekly choose-your-own-adventure text adventure feature about the Wolverines or college sports in general, that would be awesome!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||thanks||
Ah, it makes sense now! And, just to double check, the link to the title reference wasn't there when I posted, was it? Because if it was, I now feel really dumb.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||don't get the reference||
I don't understand why Montogomery is in the Beyonce spot. This isn't a complaint about the writing style, just a herm-like comment on my own lack of understanding of pop culture, but given how famous, rich, and successful Beyonce is, I'd think a position coach would *want* to be in the Beyonce spot.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Since I'm bored at work, I||
Since I'm bored at work, I looked at starters for all playoff teams:
Wisconsin/Ohio State: 6
Nebraska/Penn State: 2
Minn/NW/Slippery Rock: 1
Surprised that Maryland was so high and Penn State so low. And poor, poor Indiana.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||to follow up||
Quickly looking at what would have happened if the conference championships had gone the other way, no Big10 team would have more than one starter, with Michigan, Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska, Wisonsin, and Iowa each having 1 starter.
So, Rutgers had the most starters in the conference championship and MSU ( along with only Minn. and Indiana) was shut out.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I was going to post a similar||
I was going to post a similar comment, noticing that Michigan, Iowa, Penn State, and Purdue each had one. Wisonsin and MSU, notably, have none.
Obviously, this is two teams and the picture would look different if NE and ATL had made it instead, but Rutgers, at least, has become a pretty good pipeline to the NFL in recent years. Their problem seems to be more about depth and stability (especially along the lines and at QB) rather than lack of star players.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Later in the rules||
The following is included in Rule 7 on Passing (p. 73 of the document):
ARTICLE 4. Each of the following (a-c) is a live-ball foul and the play is
So, unless Hoke wants to put in a blocking TE with a lineman number for every snap, Mealer isn't going to get it. Wait, come to think of it, Hoke may want to do that...