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|12 hours 12 min ago||I wasn't alive either, but it was pretty bad||
I always associate Musberger with the way he botched that situation. He referred to the men in an article as "black-skinned stormtroopers." This was taken as a Nazi reference by many.
|1 day 9 hours ago||An easy way to embed?||
Is there an easy way to embed the video? I can't get it to work.
|2 days 14 hours ago||let's not get carried away||
Every win has to be earned. Michigan could lose on Friday, for example.
|3 days 5 hours ago||that's the man in a nutshell, I think||
He's as gracious as anyone in sports but a hell of a lot more competitve than a cursory glance would have you believe.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I love the show||
I wish we'd learned more about the Yellow King/Carcosa mythology in the end, though. I don't mind Rust and Marty not catching every member of the cult, but we were given too many reasons to wonder about the nature of the cult/mythology to then be told as little about them as we were. That's not to say that I wanted a real monster at the end, but I did want to know more about what the Tuttles and Childresses believed. I also think Audrey's behavior was a bit too much of a red herring. She wasn't just a troubled kid - she was a troubled kid who acted out the exact manner of Marie Fontenot's death (or was it "just" sexual abuse?) with her dolls. I feel a little toyed with there.
Much of acting, much of the writing, and the cinematograpy were outstanding. I'm not sure I've ever seen a show that created such a vivid sense of place. The music was exceptionally well-chosen as well. The biggest compliment to the show I can pay is to say that I felt totally immersed in its story and place and wanted to spend some more time there searching for answers.
|3 days 10 hours ago||charge circle||
It seems to me that they won't call a charge if a defender is inside it - so it does serve some purpose - but they won't necessarily call a charge if the defend is outside it. That's correct in the abstract, but the problem is that there apparently are no charges now in the eyes of some officials.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Was Stauskas sick?||
He played well, but I thought he looked sick. His face was particularly pale, I thought, and he had black circles under his eyes.
|5 days 18 hours ago||DG and Morris||
With all respect to Morris, I think he starts over a healthy DG only the in the following sorts of circumstances: a baby alien bursts through DG's chest, DG insists he will only play if he can have a live parrot on his shoulder, Lady Gaga becomes Michigan's coach and decides she'll start Morris because she thinks he's a better dancer.
We all saw what the two players did and didn't do last year. I think it's good for the coaches to talk about competition, but DG is Michigan's starter.
|6 days 13 hours ago||the return to the board of guys who can run||
I'm very glad to see it. I know you can win with a pure pocket passer, but it's such an advantage to have a guy who can take off when things break down. Years of watching players like Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, and Troy Smith dismantle Michigan have made me heavily biased toward having a QB who can make things happen with his legs when no one is open.
|1 week 9 hours ago||I think this has to happen||
I don't know why we wouldn't do it.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I do remember||
That was before the Marketing Virus took over everything in sports...In a couple of years, we will on a daily basis hear things like "Today's love and support is brought to you by your wife and her corporate partner, Proctor & Gamble."
|1 week 10 hours ago||Oh Stephen||
I respect you, man, but you are wrong on both an aesthetic and philosophical level here. These shorts (below) are perfect.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Another look (from mgoblue)||
I am thrilled with the current state of the basketball program, and I want to start by saying that. I do not like the yellow flecking on the jerseys or the shorts, though. Michigan already has at least two tremendous sets of designs to work with: the uniforms worn in the Cazzie Russel era and the ones worn by the Fab Five. The 1989 uniforms aren't bad either. Stick with one of those. We don't need this new-fangled chicanery...And what's with Roosevelt trying to drive up wheat prices? What business of that is his?
|1 week 1 day ago||Kansas||
I would love to see Michigan have a run like KU's, obviously, but the Big Ten is a wholely different animal than the Big 12. Kansas can do what it does in part because the Big 12 halfway sucks most of the time. The conference is having a decent year this year, but most of the time keeping the likes of Iowa State, Texas, Baylor, and KSU at bay is only so impressive.
|1 week 1 day ago||halfway||
I see Beilein as being about halfway between Fisher and Knight, but I think our discussion ultimately highlights the absurdity of this kind of stuff. Webber, Rose, Howard, Jackson, and King both perceived and were perceived through the realities of the early 90s. Is Jackson imagining them playing for Coach Beilein now? Is he imagining Coach Beilein coaching them in the early 90s? Would the players or coach be different in different eras? Who is where - and when - and who are/were they then/now?
|1 week 1 day ago||yeah...||
He gives looks and does his three fingers sign. However, I remember Jalen Rose - and I loved this at the time - having a series of fairly long trash-talking conversations with Iowa's bench in a game in Iowa City. It was more than just "I made a three." ...And let's not forget about the butt whiping incident (which, again, MSU may have had coming).
|1 week 1 day ago||I take your point||
I think basketball culture has changed, so some of that is taken as less of an afront that it would have been in the past. I also think the Fab Five - as I list below - did some things that were more directly disrespectful to other teams (deservedly or not).
|1 week 1 day ago||I see it as being more about personality||
The Fab Five more-or-less got away with talking trash at other team's benches and pretending to wipe their butts on MSU's midcourt logo. I don't see that meshing well with Coach Beilein.
|1 week 1 day ago||Another fun fact:||
A (non-false) killer whale is a type of dolphin.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree on both points||
I have a hard time imagining all of those guys agreeing to buy into Coach Beilein's program. Michigan certainly seems from afar to be a lot more buttoned up than they used to be...Also, Steve Fisher was and is a very good coach. I remember when people marveled at the interim Fisher as he matched Dean Smith move-for-move in the 1989 tournament.
|1 week 1 day ago||mid-thirties: I don't care about it for its own sake||
I care about the games in the BTT only because I don't like to watch Michigan lose and because I care about seeding. In the abstract, though, I don't think much about it. It's not too much of a step up from winning something like the Great Alaska Shootout IMO.
|1 week 2 days ago||The name||
I believe the spelling is "Launargh'Dee." It's Scottish, if I'm not mistaken.
|1 week 2 days ago||That poor guy||
I'd like to think that I would have played the action hero and dealt with what he came upon very differently, but I have to feel for him. His life is sunk in many ways even though he never hurt anyone.
|1 week 2 days ago||You can't say...||
...he doesn't suffer for his success. I understand why you'd want him as your coach, but I wouldn't want to be him. I hope he gets some relief from this.
|1 week 2 days ago||me too||
It's not willfully weird like Bananna Slugs (which I like - don't get me wrong), but it's still one of a kind (as far as I know).
|1 week 3 days ago||They're very unlikely to have a scholarship problem||
They would only be one over if everyone comes back and if Austin Hatch* is healthy enough to play. I'm not sure what they'd do if that happened, but Coach Beilein obviously believes it's not very likely.
*I love and admire the young man, but he has a long way to go to be able to play D1 basketball.
|1 week 3 days ago||It helps to rely on stereotypes||
It frees up the mind to concentrate on things like dodging NCAA sanctions and convincing your friends that they should let you run their professional football teams.
|1 week 5 days ago||true enough!||
Hell yeah indeed.
|1 week 5 days ago||amazing progress||
It's almost hard to believe how recently it was that this program had to scramble just to make the tournament. Now they'll hang a second bannner in three years despite losing two first round draft picks and a preseason All-American.
|1 week 6 days ago||honor committees||
Those serve a very specific, narrow function, whereas the student governement's role is so open-ended that it's hard to say what service or fuction of the school it serves. This would make meaningless the part of FERPA BiSB cites above circumscribing what a given school official can access, because the administrative duties of the student government would be whatever the student government says they are.