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|1 hour 6 min ago||Vikings||
As someone else pointed out here a few months ago, "Viking" isn't even a reference to an ethnic group. It means something along the lines of "expeditioner."
As to the idea that vikings took slaves, that's true, but that was a long time ago. Icelanders (descendants of vikings and their slaves) are over it.
|2 hours 30 min ago||FWIW||
We've discussed it here multiple times.
|2 hours 48 min ago||Of course||
The NFL is the greatest institution that has ever existed and that could ever exist, as Leibniz demonstrated in Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil (and the badassery of the NF-fuckin'-L).
|23 hours 10 min ago||bpenning is my agent...||
...and you are my OC.
I have to disclose something to you both, though: I am going to need a lot of mentoring to make this work.
|1 day 16 min ago||I may be a little late to the game here, but...||
I am willing to be Michigan's coach for that amount of money. Does anyone know where I can send my application?
|2 days 16 min ago||Well...||
...I've certainly never made a dumb joke, so I am aghast!
|2 days 28 min ago||That's good||
I hate it when relatively powerless people can ban together to stand up to more powerful interests.
|2 days 27 min ago||EDIT:||
Now my Simpsons quote makes no sense.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Why would he reveal the name at all?||
This makes no sense to me. You don't reveal the name if it's a source, but you do - without waiting - if you're reporting on what a third party is saying, because then you're not burning anyone. Right?
|2 days 20 hours ago||nah||
You have to deny your candidacy for the sake of recruiting and keeping the locals happy. You keep your position at LSU as strong as possible until you're at a press conference announcing you're now at Michigan (assuming the latter becomes possible and you want the job).
|2 days 20 hours ago||I don't want Miles, but...||
...this tells us nothing. He'd be a fool to do anything other than deny his interest in public. This is very different than privately telling Hackett he's not interested.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Great news, Ace!||
Fun (?) Fact: John F. Kennedy had Addison's Disease.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Dear Mr. Lochman:||
We like Denard Robinson much more than we like you.
|1 week 4 hours ago||It's Mike Brown who...||
...wants to take on the reclamation projects, though maybe Lewis does too. But it's Lewis who let guys like Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson be knuckleheads in ways that distracted from the team - though I suppose Brown may have forced that on Lewis in a sense too.
In any event, Lewis has had a hard time getting guys to fall in line. And he seems comfortable letting Brown be involved in things for which he has no expertise in return for Lewis being - IMO - Bengals coach for life.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Wendy||
I believe Harbaugh was simply saying that's his focus right now, just as he's said in press conferences (about the team, anyway).
|1 week 5 hours ago||Agreed||
IMHO, Lewis is a weak leader who tolerates bad behavior by his players and tremendous meddling by ownership, all because he will never be fired by said ownership. The Bengals are not the putrid, fraudulent corpse of an organization they once were, but they are still not at all an entity we want Michigan to borrow from.
Lewis is now at the top of the list of names I do not want considered.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's interesting stuff - thanks for posting||
The ability to develop QBs is a pretty great trait for a coach, at the risk of stating the obvious.
|1 week 1 day ago||Per Sam Webb/Marcus Ray this morning:||
Per Sam: The players expressed their concern to Hackett that they won't fit the scheme of a new coach.
Per Ray (who is on the "advisory committee" for the search): Offensive style - especially with regard to fit for the current roster - will be taken into account, but no one has been excluded at this point because they run a given style.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is this the coolest thread in blog history?||
It has to be near the top.
|1 week 1 day ago||A fair point||
That's not as bad as what Miles has done, but it's still a mark against Mullen.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sure||
But cutting kids shows a lack of concern for your players. Recruiting JUCO guys doesn't say anything that important.
Here's an article about Miles and oversigning:
|1 week 1 day ago||Apparently...||
...Mullen signs guys who both parties know will have to go the JUCO route so that he has the inside track on them when they qualify. Signing 29 players doesn't necessarily mean you're cutting guys.
|1 week 1 day ago||Serious (non-rhetorical) questions:||
Has Mullen ever cut guys from his squad like Miles? Has he ever questioned the manhood of a former recruit during a press conference like Miles did with Gunner Kiel?
|1 week 1 day ago||FWIW||
Ray sounded more flexible with regard to offensive systems when talking to Sam Webb this morning.
|1 week 1 day ago||Very much the latter||
Domestic violence is very common. (I don't mean to comment one way or the other on this particular situation by saying that.)
|1 week 1 day ago||I think there is probably a lot to this||
It's worth remembering that the team lost Stauskas, GRIII, McGary, Horford, and Morgan. As you say, that group includes three NBA guys and a fourth - Morgan - who was as valuable as an NBA guy by the time he left. And Michigan's replacements for those guys include only one guy - Chatman - whose recruiting profile suggested that he might be able to start right away.
Ideally, all of Michigan's remaining 4s and 5s would be coming off the bench. That's not to say they won't be good in the future, but they simply aren't ready right now.
|1 week 1 day ago||I wish I could...||
...upvote you more than once for the pot/Worldwide Wes comment. Watching the Calaparis of the world thrive while the Beileins of the world suffer reminds me too much of real life, and then what's the point of sports?
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't know||
I have a hard time believing the national sports media would fail to understand nuance.
|1 week 2 days ago||They interview as a team|
|1 week 3 days ago||My grandfather...||
...didn't die fighting alongside George Washington against Kaiser Wilhem so some red could prevent me from posting what I want to post on the internet. Sam Webb will never win the Freedom Trophy - I can tell you that.