|2 weeks 5 days ago||This thread, not Ace...||
EDIT - I posted this originally when I hadn't seen Ace's original "cringeworthy" tweet, which I kind of agree is, while mild, an overreaction to any otherwise throwaway comment by Morris.
This thread's OP and a couple others here are overreacting but I disagree that Ace did.
Ace just cleared the record in a "nope, that's inaccurate" kind of way.
If we have to read a post tomorrow that's taking Shon Morris to task or calling him an asshole, that's the overreaction and fits in with the "I must be outraged 24/7" culture some folks have become accustomed to.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||formulatic and a caricature of itself||
When Mike and Mike first began airing, I enjoyed it very much and liked the banter and obvious differences between the Mikes.
Eventually, I thought the show became extremely formulatic and a caricature of itself. It was as if they were just following the same recycled "brainy metro guy vs. gregarious dumb jock" plotline.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||No Doubt||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone catch the blitzer bounce off Wilton during a TD pass?||
Did anyone catch the play where the blitzer just bounces off Wilton during a TD pass?
I was expecting to see it Gif'd but apparently did not make the cut.
The basic setup is, during one of Wilton's TD passes, he was being blitzed and just as the camera pans to the receiver (Darboh?), you can see the blitzer bounce off Wilton and he just kind of glances at him in the way I would look at a leaf that blew into me. I haven't had the chance to go back and try to find on my own (I expected here!).
Did anyone else catch this?
|22 weeks 23 hours ago||Steel in the spine||
Sounds like the players are ready to demonstrate what it looks like to have some steel in the spine.
I can't wait to see the team unleash the fury!!!!
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Samsung / Android||
Write your congress person and have them take it up with Samsung / Android!!!!
|22 weeks 1 day ago||McCray||
I will patiently await the McCray as unsung lynch pin of the defense article.....
|1 year 3 weeks ago||strawman?||
is anyone suggesting 500% is reasonable?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||offense helps defense||
its not so much Lavert's defense (other than situational 1-3-1) that is going to boost the overall defense as it is going to be the offensive boost he'll bring.
We've seen it enough with the football team over the last decade, if the offense fails quickly, our defense pays th price.
When we finish possessions with more makes (because Caris back), our defense will improve inherently by forcing opposing offense to generate in the 1/2 court.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||if I am correct.....||
it snowed in alabama during the last week, therefore global warming is false.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||TD Pass||
He also has thrown a td pass!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||This happened in Little League baseball when I was growing up||
If you don't mind my asking, how old are you?
I'm 32 and this 100% happened (save for the bullet shells) when I was growing up in Little League baseball.
It was essentially the masculine equivalent of "Toddlers & Tiaras" style beauty pageants where the has beens and never was beens live out their failed or distant fantasies through their little boys.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||By the way....||
Norfleet by the way is still unfortunately touchdown-less in his career BUT he threw for one a couple weeks ago. Dual Fleet?
Your comment reminded me to go give his stats a look.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Orygun not Oregon(e)||
Can anyone teach Jamie how to pronounce the name of the great state of Oregon (Orygun)?
Gets me every time.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||you are very funny||
lots of laughs asshole.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||ignore||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Anywhere you find a person with "power" over another....||
How widespread is this? Anywhere you find people.
This is not limited to FSU football players, football players in general, men, women, etc.
These are all the same power / control / entitlement issues that surface in physical assaults, rapes, online trolling, etc. due to the way we socialize people and the history of our society.
People in this thread will be happy to mention that "men should never hit a woman" but they'll accept a man attacking another man.
In my head, even the acceptance of man on man violence, is only going to teach the men who attack that physical violence is how you assert your power / control, etc. and asking them to show restrain against women is unlikely to yield in any meaningful behavior changes.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Get a life||
Get a life. At least WD is out there living his life and not just sitting on a forum shitting on others'.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Internet porn||
My first reaction is surprise that an 8th grader may have never seen porn before in this day in age.
Is the problem that some 8th grade girl has seen girl on girl porn? That this girl is bisexual?
It's not clear to me where the crisis is.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||To be fair...||
To be fair, DISCUSS Man is a second rate poster and has been a joke of a poster for likely their entire existence on this blog.
So that may help explain the difference in tone between Narduzzi, Franklin, and the OP.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I wish||
I wish you wouldn't post negative things about UM players, especially underclassmen on public forums.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Pelini's rise to HC at NU||
Has anyone ever looked at Pelini's career on wikipedia?
His entire career has been spent working for about 8 different accomplished successful coaches. Even when he was on a high school staff it's for one of those known program sorts.
His pedegree is much more impressive than I would have guessed.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I use VLC Player||
I use VLC Player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
Then Media -> Open Network Stream and paste in the URL I originally posted
|2 years 18 weeks ago||this is better||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||makes sense||
It makes sense that a 2011 hype video would use highlights from 2010.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||not the nfl||
this isn't the nfl. nor alabama.
there are other standards at michigan. i believe they contained within the "fergodsakes".
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Thanks for speaking up||
Glad to hear there's atleast a handful of fans who feel the way I do.
Keep the faith.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||my guess||
trey : spike :: stauskas : robinson
the complicating factor is the whole vague references to d1 offers he turned down.
i wish they would have named names.
i dont know how meaningful it is, we talking the likes of portland state and iupui or what?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||My guess....||
My guess is that 90 pct of Mgoblog users want to read or write about michigan football.
did you expect the team to receive a win for you visiting the site?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Cannibalization is killing HTTV||
For me, I'm not purchasing HTTV this year because I think the blog has cannibalized the content that HTTV would normally contain.
With each year, the amount of new content on this blog has increased (as has my year round viewership of it) and by the time HTTV rolls around, I feel like it's predominately a printed (and repurposed) export of the blog with just a sprinkling of brand new ideas / pieces.
I should clarify that last year was the first time I had this feeling and this year will be the first time I'm not purchasing HTTV (won't stop me from dropping some coins into beveled guilt).
My father, who does not read MGOblog (or the internet in general) would be thrilled with HTTV as it truly does destory all other "preview" publications and he has no access to the content otherwise.
Just my thoughts. Niether team performance nor alleged bullying from Brian (or whatever the claims) play into my decision at all.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||quick||
quick, go tell mom!
|3 years 5 weeks ago||My take||
I think the greater point being communicated by Colter and his specific movement is that, these kids are being recruited to attend an institution of higher learning and then are locked into strict contracts of their coaches exacting standards, which leaves them no choice but to compromise the very education they came for, lest they get their scholarship pulled. And they have absolutely no seat at the table or member representation with the NCAA or the schools themselves.
They seek to be represented.
Even above and beyond that is the millions of dollars everyone in charge of "looking out for the kids" is making in this rigged game. The kids should be able to organize and represent themselves.
Where do I draw the line? Today? Men's Football and Men's Basketball. Women's Basbetball might not be there yet and honestly, I don't know enough about other sports
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I look forward....||
I look forward to future pictures of you running shirtless on the front page of MgoBlog!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||heel striker!||
And he's heel striking!!!!!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I'm less worried about BBrown....||
I'm a whole lot less worried about a recruit reading BBrown's analysis of their interaction than I am a recruit reading the thousands of comments throwing our players, coaches, and administration under the bus, talking about pulling all support of the program, and the regular demands that we "fire e'rybody".
But that's just me, guy who thought we all learned something about public perception and showing a unified front of support for the program after the RR debacle..........
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I agree there is an issue and thought about this yesterday.....||
I agree that there is a bit of an issue with the quantity of content and how to best manage it all.
My thought is for some sort of personalization (dashboard?) that would show a listing of "unread" things, things that you've commented on that have replies, etc.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||This is gonna be a big hit......||
This is gonna be a big hit with the tO$U, scUM, pedoState crowds...........
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Thank You!||
I couldn't believe I made it so far down this thread without anyone pointing out how insane that clip is. The timing on him popping up is better than anything that could even be scripted.
This clip is going to get chopped up and will be everywhere within a few days. Denard is making his rounds on the viral circuit lately.
Also yes, I now cheer for the Jaguars?
|4 years 23 hours ago||la salle fall down||
did anyone else just watch the guy from la salle fall over after a cross over from the wichita state pg? that was fantastic!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I agree but that's not the point.....||
I agree that saying "don't rock the boat" is condoning bigotry but that was not the point of my post at all and if your Rosa Parks joke is at my expense then you missed my entire point.
There is a difference between making commentary on the current state of affairs and endorsing the status quo. My post makes no reference to reinforcing the current culture of bigotry in the NFL.
What my post is saying, is that because there is a culture of bigotry it would make sense that when gay players do start coming out, team chemistry may take a hit as the lockerrom could be split.
Personally, I welcome the day where people don't have to put up a front because a portion of our population can't identify or understand their experience and has to resort to fear and hatred.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||BiSB you are correct but so is ijohnb||
BiSB, your points are absolutely correct but I think you are misinterpreting ijohnb's point.
I think the statement is "I am not conding bigotry, I am merely acknowledging its existence and the reality that it would impact the dynamic of the team. It would likely cause a rift amongst the homophobics and the non-homophobics (which is exactly what happened with racist whites and non-racist whites during integration in baseball and the movie Remember the Titans starring Denzel Washington). This statement should not be interpreted as my opinion on whether gays should be in the NFL or out while in the NFL or anything of the like."
ijohnb even mentions that he is talking about reality, not necessarily the way things are:
"I am not talking what should be. I am talking what is."
Just to put it out there, no, I have no dog in this fight (zing, but that's because niether one of you are making negative statements, unless I totally invented my own interpretation of ijohnb).
|4 years 6 weeks ago||In case you didn't notice....||
In case you didn't notice, Herm violates that policy most every time.
He's kind of like the reactionary grandfather figure of mgoblog.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Crashes instantly for me too||
It crashes immediately when I try to open any post either on main page or on the board.
I have a Droid X running 2.3.4.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||The more you know....||
Despite being on the ballot, Oregon did not legalize marijuana in 2012.
Colorado and Washington did but Oregon voted it down by like 4%.
I know, it doesn't make sense to me either.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Te'o jokes?||
Do you mind pointing your neg cannon at the pathetic Te'o jokes too?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||There is a steroids problem in high school...........||
There is a steroids problem in high school sports (not just football) so I only imagine by the time you get to major D1 and then professional level, the usage rate is in the 80% or higher range.
I might be naive but I sort of assumed that anyone who watches major sports expects nearly every athlete to be using some form of steroids / growth hormone to compete at the level society desires.
If steroid use was rampant in baseball, a sport where the performance increase isn't going to be as extreme as football, then how can you honestly watch the NFL and not expect the same?
Maybe most folks are just operating under willful ignorance?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||woop woop||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Internship veteran here||
I went to RIT and for my program (Computer Engineering) we had to essentially have 1 year of work experience before I could graduate.
My first internship was writing software for Office of Naval Research in Panama City, FL and it was pretty much one of those "set you in the corner and we'll see you when you're done" kind of things. I didn't have any mentor, nobody really interacted with me and I just flailed around making tons of mistakes but did finish my assignment before all was said and done. Learned a lot about how to help myself and got to see what government work was like.
My second internship was for 6 months writing software for a "design shop" in Rochester, NY and it was a little more structured. I actually had someone who would review my code and let me know what was wrong with it or why I should do something a different way. It gave me an idea of what the environment is like when your software is the product you sell.
My third internship was for 6 months writing software at Intel out in Hillsboro, OR and it was the best of all my internships. I had a phenomenal manager who really helped paint a picture of how things in IT work and while I didn't really have anyone giving me tips on my code, I got a lot of value out of understanding organizationally how things fit together.
So, between all three of those experiences, I had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for in a full time gig and what type of company I really fit in with. Ultimately, I think my internships were the most valuable parts of my education and put me above a lot of smarter but less experienced people when it came time to landing a full time job (not to mention all the interviewing I had to do along the way).
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I can't start a thread (which this may not even deserve) but...||
It caught me by suprise today when I noticed that Boubacar Cissoko plays for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.
It's nice to see he's landed on his feet, or at least seems to be doing better than Tate.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||kids of a certain age..........||
Kids of a certain age don't understand that the internet is real life and that being non-anonymous on the interent is real real life.
The OSU story shows that there are insane people out there, I'd hate to see more recruits meet them.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Woooooooo RIT||
I can't be the only non-Michigan attending RIT alum who loves Michigan on this site, right?
Well, either way, I never expected this to be a conflict of interest, even in 2010 when RIT was on fire but finally I get to see UM and RIT head to head!
RIT will probably get trounced but this is such a great win just to get UM on the schedule, especially when we were DIII just about 6 years ago.
Fun times for the Tigers!
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Who got the bomb ass d*ck.......||
David Terrell would never have had a chance in this new world
|5 years 15 weeks ago||There is a simple solution to HisDudeness.......||
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Yeah, the minutes are published as public information|
|5 years 26 weeks ago||not just christianity.......||
WBC is not just an embarrassment to christianity but they are an embarrassment to humanity.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||At this point it hasn't been Management or Football Skills......||
At this point (3 games into the job), Hoke's success hasn't been about Management or Football Skills. His success has been in MARKETING.
It's too early to give his Football Skills or his Management abilities a grade because his job is still in its infancy. The one thing that cannot be deined right now is the work he's putting in restoring the Michigan brand.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I'd love to see Denard win the Heisman but.......||
Anyone who doesn't have Robert Griffin #1 on their list right now is not paying attention.
Griffin's statline has been completely unreal thus far (2 games), 41 of 49 passing with 8 TDs, 0 INTs and 624 yards. You can also tack on 107 rushing yards and the guy even caught a pass this year.
I hope Denard can keep improving every week so his name is still being mentioned for the Heisman in January (or December, whenever they award it) but right now, RG III should be getting most of the love.
We know what Denard is capable of and we haven't seen most of it yet.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||pass interference||
I believe in the NFL it is considered pass interference if the defender has his back turned and is not trying to make a play on the ball.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I don't think you get it||
Dudeness, it is only true of fanbases that are worth being a part of.
I'm sure Eastern Michigan bought into the Ron English hire without dividing their fanbase.
If you don't see the difference in the Michigan brand with Hoke at the helm vs Rich Rod, you're not getting it.
I'm not even making a judgement on which one is a better coach, I'm just saying there is Nike and there is Asic. They both sell quality shoes but the marketing couldn't be more different.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Serious?||
Are you seriously unable to watch kids playing baseball without feeling creepy?
I assume you don't have children because then how creepy must that be seeing them little shitheads running around everyday?
People who think Little League Baseball (or youth sports in general) are inherently "creepy" have issues and ultimately add as much to society as those who drive everywhere because they have the irrational fear of flying.
Grow up folks.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||i know it's just 1 study but..........||
I know it is just one study but I believe it is the newest on the topic and it did not find any correlation between pitch type and arm injury. Actually, overuse was identified as the big issue.
"A five-year study, recently concluded by the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina, found that the primary cause of arm injuries in youth baseball players was overuse. It also failed to show an increased risk of arm injury due to breaking pitches, such as curve balls."
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I hear that.....||
next thing you know, the recruit might go all Justice Hayes on start recruiting his pants off for UM
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I hear that.....||
next thing you know, the recruit might go all Justice Hayes on start recruiting his pants off for UM
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Is this the worst theory?||
What if there is something to the whole "Michigan Man" mind set. Is it possible that our team that we've always considered tight knit cannot compare to how close they will become as "Michigan Men".
Here's my flimsy evidence.
Can you maybe see how a group of people with an almost unhealthy bond could react that way when an outsider came in and is ruining everything?
Can you maybe see how a group of people with an almost unhealthy bond could react that way when a scandal arises and is ruining everything?
Am I insane?
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I'm on the fence||
I'm on the fence about interleague play.
I hate the idea of it from a pure baseball perspective but the selfish part of me likes it because I live in Portland and I get to see the Pirates play in Seattle every 5 years or so.
Without that, I'd have to go to San Fran to see them play which is a much bigger deal and if I am going to necessitate airfare, then I might as well just fly to Pittsburgh.
So, it's much like smoking bans, politically I couldn't disagree more but selfishly don't mind reaping the benefits (although in this case it is very infrequent but better than never).
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I hate the DH but....||
I hate the DH and am a National League kind of guy but I can't help but think that the current system really favors the American League in both inter-league play and the World Series.
When an American League pitchr has to hit, I'd say the NL has a marginal advantage because theirs hit all the time. BUT, we are talking pitchers here, what's the real difference between your average NL pitcher hitting and an AL pitcher's average when they have to hit? With no data, I'm inclined to say not so much.
When a NL team has to field a DH, they pull their best bench guy into the starting lineup. If you compare the stats of that guy against the average DH hitter, I am going to guess that you will find a much bigger and more significant difference.
So, I'm one of those people who say both leagues should have a DH or niether should.
Also, Go Bucs!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||My thoughts...||
Here's my input:
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Teams don't draft on talent alone.....||
Teams don't draft on talent alone, they also take into consideration how well a player "fits" the team.
Millen was actually on the money with the pick because Rogers fit that team quite well. It was Johnson, the all-pro, who wouldn't have been a good fit on that historic 2008 Lions team.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Points are useful-ish||
Points are used to keep the boards somewhat self policing and introduces the ability to have "trusted users.
The trust is mainly two fold, one so trolls and other wastes of time have to at least pretend to be real posters until they can create board posts and rate others' posts.
The other use is that when people try to break "omg Denard is transferring to Miami to be with Tate!" rumors, before everyone flies into a panic they can check the poster's points total and if they are very high one migh think that poster is actually trustworthy.
The second is where I see the biggest flaw in the system because some users with high point totals are consistent non-value add posters and really have just integrated their life into MgoBlog as if it were Facebook. Also, some folks never post until they actually have something "insider" and then they get lampooned for being untrustworthy.
Overall, i think points are useful-ish but I could probably live without all the posts that simply say "you getting poz banged bra" or things of that like. They have probably filled a void in some people's lives though.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Don't under sell it though.....||
Mallet and Boren weren't just starters but they were the functional equivalent of Denard and Martin.
Losing those two would get some heat on Hoke. Not guys like CC, DJ, and Ray.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I don't have the data but a thought.....||
I don't have any data but just a thought, is there any difference in the default or forclosure rates on FHA loans vs Conventional?
My gut feeling would be that someone who can only put 3.5% down would be a riskier investment than someone who puts 20% down.
If that were true, you might be limiting who can buy your condo by not being FHA certified but you'd be helping to mitigate the risk of a buyer defaulting or forclosing which could cripple your property value.
If FHA loans don't default at a higher rate than Conventional loans, my entire post is worthless.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Colin also comes from Pac-10 country...||
Colin also comes from Pac-10 country.
He's from Washington and spent time working the news in Portland.
If he has insiders anywhere, it is in the Pac-10.
I give this 2 fakes out of 5.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Mike Singletary||
Come on down!
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Stop being delusional||
Why do we act like his statements aren't true though?
A lesser passer (Denard, Persa, Cam, Tebow, etc.) can succeed in run spread offenses compared to a pro style attack. Pryor throws "well enough" and can run with the best of them when OSU calls for it.
He chose to play in a pro style offense to hopefully oneday become an NFL quarterback. By making this decision, he sacrificed (knowingly or not) the big time COLLEGE success we are seeing from Denard and Cam. With that said, Pryor has not developed into an NFL quarterback and with one year remaining in college has his work cut out for him if he wants to realize his dream (in any capacity greater than Pat White did with Miami).
If you don't think Pryor could complete the passes that Denard does, you are delusional and simply fooling yourself.
His humility and humbleness however could never compete with Denard, Cam, or most people outside David Boston.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||We've played one good opponent......||
We've played one good opponent thus far and Denard has one bad game. Is that merely a coincedence? As UM fans, we all say "total coincedence" but to the outside, they don't care.
Everyone likes to see the top dog go down and Denard fell after Saturday.
If you are a non UM invested 3rd party, why wouldn't you overreact to that?
|6 years 26 weeks ago||I don't know.........||
I don't know if you are showing your age or your disconnect from popular culture. The Urkel look was made reasonably popular again by Kanye West.
My guess is that is the angle Stonum is working.
It's kind of like in the 80s when it was all the rage to wear Cazals.
Edit: This was in response to Logan88
|6 years 38 weeks ago||movvvvvvvve||
move to queens?
|6 years 42 weeks ago||#1||
|7 years 4 days ago||Tigers go wooooooo||
It's great to be an RIT Tiger.
Phase I of Operation Shock the World complete.
Will be facing off against UM in the championship before we know it.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Best on his team?||
You are joking right?
Sidney is definitely the best player on the Penguins and is top 5 best in the NHL.
He never will be the next Gretzky and likely nobody ever will be. Kobe will never be Michael despite Kobe being great.
Crosby just won a gold medal to go along with the Stanley Cup the Pens won last year.
At some point, you have to be logical and understand that Crosby is really good and if he were on the Redwings, he would be one of your favorite players.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||That's funny......||
That's funny, I also wish you could just ignore all the anti-Dorsey nonsense coming from the Freep.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||thanks||
thank you for you truly are the michigan difference
|7 years 11 weeks ago||order the pretzels||
order the pretzels, they are tops
|7 years 12 weeks ago||and................||
and it was hilarious
|7 years 21 weeks ago||like shorter version of...||
he sounds like a shorter version of Natrone Means
|7 years 25 weeks ago||Is it just me.....||
I think that Brown is the better athlete (and may have the higher NFL upside) but there is no doubt in my mind that Minor is the better running back.
How many times have you seen Brown just run 100 mph directly into the line before a play has any chance to develop?
Minor seems to do such a better job of recognizing the holes and even creating his own.
So, I definitely favor Minor getting most carries with a few Brown runs tossed in to change the pace.
|7 years 27 weeks ago||Possession Receiver of my lifetime.....||
Marquise Walker, just saying (sorry Avant and others).
|7 years 32 weeks ago||As much as we all like to slam Drew Sharp...||
I am shocked that he, a professional (that's what it is called when you get paid to do it) journalist would even reply to an e-mail that clearly had little to no thought put into it.
Not only that, what did you expect Timmmaay? That Drew was going to reply and thank you for opening his eyes and tomorrow he will would write a retraction piece and put the screws to Dantonio?
Attempted drug deals across state lines are a fairly sizable offense as is assault but what are you even complaining about?
Nobody (outside of East Lansing for the most part) cares about what is going on at MSU. How many SEC fans do you hear say "I hate Michigan State!" Probably zero, because Michigan is a much bigger deal. People care about Michigan all over the country (love us or hate us) and right now the trend is to pile it on.
I just don't understand what your expectations are for the media and sending them poorly conceived complaint e-mails. Especially while we are coming off 3-9, a slew of transfers, and now perceived character issues.
|7 years 34 weeks ago||Never had much of a chance||
The Nats didn't have much of a chance as Omar Minaya traded away the likes of Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore, and Orlando Cabrera at the end of the Expos existence.
I still remember the year they were in the hunt for the wildcard and wanted to bring up Terrmel Sledge (who was dominating AAA) but since that would increase payroll the other MLB teams (that owned the Expos) blocked the move.
|7 years 34 weeks ago||The Nats are in trouble||
The Nats are the worse team in baseball and have a much worse farm system than the Pirates. I think they have a much longer road back to respectability and it is funny that Sean Burnett is the one talking. That guy only gets to pitch during mop up time.
|7 years 35 weeks ago||Pitt......really?||
Why is everyone so high on Pitt? The longer that Wannstedt is there, the lower the program is going to fall. They lost their D-coordinator who helped them beat WVU and they are now with their only flash on offense, McCoy.
I think we are best off shooting for Oregon State as they finish respectably every year (and are slow starters which would bode well for us).
I don't know anything about VA to justify playing them but if Duke is able to turn the corner, I would be all for that game.
I just want to play someone that we have to show up and execute to beat. I want us favored, but I want their to be a realistic chance that we could lose.
|7 years 35 weeks ago||What are you doing?||
What are you doing bringing stats and being educated on the Pirates?
I think you are supposed to just say "rabble rabble Pirates suck".
It's tough when you are one of the worst major leagues while simultaneously having one of the worst farm systems. I think most people ignore the farm system part.
Neal has delivered lots of young talent that is as good or better than those who they are replacing. The only move he's done so far that hasn't proved to be a winner was the Jason Bay trade. Laroche is finally starting to realize his potential but I think Moss needs to pick it up in order for this trade to be viewed as a success. The pitchers we score in that are just a train wreck.
The Nady deal on the other hand has been a total steal.
|7 years 41 weeks ago||Opera Mini||
I still cannot load any MGoBoard links in Opera Mini.
This has been an issue on my mobile devices ever since that weekend where Brian cited server issues causing the blank white pages.
|7 years 42 weeks ago||opera mini||
I cannot load any of the links in the right nav bar when I am using Opera Mini.
It all started that week Brian mentioned "server issues" that were causing the white screens.
|7 years 43 weeks ago||you lost||
detroit lost similar to how pittsburgh just lost two games. kill yourselves now.
|7 years 46 weeks ago||why?||
why is rich rod recruiting so many wide recievers?
doesn't he know this isn't the big east?
|7 years 49 weeks ago||which is nice||
which is nice
|7 years 50 weeks ago||You must be mixed up........||
If I recall correctly, it was terrell who had the bomb ass dick, not plaxico.
So unless you were talking about some other kind of "packing heat in his football pants"................
|8 years 5 weeks ago||PSU Game tickets....?||
I need some tickets/Big House advice.
I am hoping to fly in from Oregon to attend the PSU game this year but I have only been to the Big House one time (years ago to watch Drew Henson defeat PSU) and I wasn't involved in the ticket acquisition.
Are there general admission areas or is it all assigned seat tickets? I am going to try to buy 4 tickets and it'd be great to not have to worry about sequenced seats.
Also, does anyone have a ballpark figure on what I'd probably pay for 4 tickets (cheap seats, not rich people 50 yardline stuff)?
Any help would be appreciated, I understand that tickets aren't on sale yet but I just need to begin preliminary planning on this thing to ensure that it actually happens.
|8 years 7 weeks ago||why RRerabeginsin2009||
why do you hate black people?
|8 years 7 weeks ago||snake oil again!?||
I completely agree on the annoyance of these Snake Oil posts.
I want to hear about the particular Wizard Hat that Rich Rod is donning for this year.
Any insider knowledge on that Tom? Brian? other Brian?
|8 years 9 weeks ago||Next year.......||
Minor so tight!
Timmy B ain't got nothing on Minor Rage next year!!!!111111111
|8 years 10 weeks ago||shut up||
you are wrong. shut up.
|8 years 10 weeks ago||pee pants||
and i just peed my pants
|8 years 11 weeks ago||Well I hope.....||
Well, I hope you are wasting your money on Brian at least for his info.
|8 years 11 weeks ago||most folks||
I think most folks get it chris, but sadly all fanbases have that guy (or those guys) and we are stuck in a thread with them right now.
|8 years 11 weeks ago||What we should do.....||
Who wants to pool some money together and we can put up some billboards that read "24-21 Fiesta Bowl Losers!" all around the Columbus area?
Maybe at the bottom of the billboard we can point out how unlike tosu, UM did NOT lose a bowl game.
|8 years 12 weeks ago||But what about......||
What about Antonio Bass?
I bet he has as good of a chance as Feagin, eh?
|8 years 12 weeks ago||Just wait||
I'm sure if Big Will comes back to blue there will be millions of "Woo Will Campbell woo!" threads!
|8 years 12 weeks ago||it's about the skin||
we're gonna put on the skin of 6 or 7 different wide recivers next year
|8 years 12 weeks ago||shit, yo!||
Shit, we going undefeated!
|8 years 14 weeks ago||wait, for real....?||
these are actually two different people?
|8 years 16 weeks ago||mobile version||
Mobile version like what!
It loads ok on my Blackberry but there is no reason a mobile device should have to load the full version.
Think of the data plans!
|8 years 19 weeks ago||ShockFX||
I hear you on that. Have you tried using the mini Opera browser? Go to mini.opera.com It is about 1,000 times nicer than the Blackberry browser.
The site takes a bit to come up on the Blackberry regardless of the browser used because Brian hate us.
|8 years 19 weeks ago||ufr will.....||
I think the UFR will show how uncatchable that ball was. With that said, Massey looked ridiculous on the play.
|8 years 21 weeks ago||I disagree||
This article is silly. Henning admits that the offense is crippled while Threet is at qb and that our offensive line is an area that "needed help" then goes on to say "it should not have been the end of the world to have stuck with a more
What personnel is that? We have a qb who cannot throw and a line that cannot block so what exactly could we have taken advantage of? Are passing and blocking not important in "conventional" offenses?
|8 years 28 weeks ago||I'm more excited about this omg shirtless.....||
I am more impressed with this kid.
Note at the end:Liam's dad just hopes someday he plays for the his beloved University of Michigan football team.