"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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- If he was currently 100% healthy
- If he was currently 100% certain to be unable to play
- If the situation was any where between these two.
|1 hour 31 min ago||Meant to add this to my first comment ...||
But yeah, he owes Michigan (and Herbstreit, I suppose), big time.
|1 hour 34 min ago||You can't fire me!||
Because I quit!
|1 hour 37 min ago||The answer to this question, and everything?||
|3 hours 9 min ago||Decent deal for a solo?||
Well, if it's a solo, you're not really paying for it, right? Eventual blindness, and maybe some unwanted hair growth, sure. But money shouldn't be changing (cough) hands.
|3 hours 12 min ago||A lesser man ...||
A lesser man would reply "TWSS". But I'm above that sort of juvenile behavior.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale||
User Skurnie recommended this last summer when I was admiring Boulevard's "we're never going to name a beer for a pedophile-enabler" shot at Duqeusne for brewing a JoePa tribute beer. By luck that very night I was at a Jay Farrar show, and they had it on tap. Now I'm hooked on it.
Shakes fist at Skurnie (because this shizz ain't cheap).
|2 days 2 hours ago||Another solution||
Print Brutus at whatever size you want, but on clear plastic. You can get the plastic at Office Depot - people use it for window decals, etc.
Once on clear plastic, just mount it over your usual target stock.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Unprecedented?||
Is there any precedent for TWIS to focus, during the regular season, on a single team? This is a great start for the holidays!
|2 days 5 hours ago||Awful News||
We have Polar Bear Swims each NYD, and I worry about some of the plump geezers who take the icy plunge. But I never had much concern for the younger set doing a cold water plunge.
Thoughts and prayers go out to his family - it's terrible that a freak occurence like this happened to him.
Remember folks - hug your kids!
|2 days 5 hours ago||Comments > Article||
And I really liked the EDSBS article. The bit about the dead turtles Harbaugh strew (is that a word?) on Bo's grave prior to Maryland especially - "there's no one good way to coach a team" indeed.
But the top-shelf commentors on EDSBS are hilarious. (Even when taking shots at us, they are usually done in a humorous way.)
|2 days 6 hours ago||100% Approve||
These are great - Adidas is like your ex being super nice to you in a desperate attempt to make you re-think the break-up. These are so much better-looking than the tire tracks unis.
They remind me of the football team's road whites, too. While I'd like that to be a 2015 thing only (I prefer the maize pants), I like the consistency across sports.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Implementation of the schemes.||
With Harbaugh's early record at Stanford in particular, I thought it would take longer to implement the new schemes on offense and defense. While I like his enthusiasm, what really strikes me is his (and his entire staff's) ability to take a group of players who have had to learn multiple schemes over the years, and get them so quickly on board with his vision.
I know he's not yet been able to introduce the whole playbook, but the quiet efficiency with which he implemented the schemes (especially on offense - where changes were more drastic) has been great.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Living at BWW?||
Well, at least you seem to be making the best of it!
|2 days 10 hours ago||Thanksgiving's My Favorite, Too||
Despite Black Friday, Thanksgiving itself (at our house) is pure family time. Very little of it is "quality" time, but I view watching football, throwing the football or playing soccer, grilling, and lots of meals with the family or subsections of the family as quality enough. I can usually get away with a half day's work on the Friday of Thanksgiving, and often get a rare four day weekend. And nearly every year we spend Thanksgiving at home with the immediate family and perhaps some friends or extended family members. It's intimate, and not a big production like Christmas can be.
To the OPs message regarding outreach, I suggest not only reaching out to the forgotten and neglected in your community, but to keep an eye on those within your own family that may not be doing so well. Maybe they're going through a divorce or break-up, or out of work, etc. Let them know that you appreciate them and (if true) love them not so much for their successes, but for the content of their character.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
|3 days 1 hour ago||Gangsta Gangsta||
As far as snowflake sweaters go, that's pretty gangsta.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Like you don't?||
Like we all don't have a large piece of metal jewelry covering our nipples?
What? Ohhhhh, okaaaay. Sure ... I guess it's just me and Janet. If you say so. Whatever.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I'm on board, too.||
In addition to the above, it would signal a return to the "Sparty No!" days that their loss to Nebraska hinted at. I just want things to be normal again.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I sensed this is how it would work out.||
Because Cook would be listed as a game-time decision:
Just seems smart of MSU to not show their cards on this point.
|3 days 6 hours ago||+1 Informative||
And upvoted to get you over 100 (member since 2011 - it's high time!).
My impression is similar to yours - Cleveland, Akron and Toledo have plenty of folks who like Michigan and revile OSU. Maybe not a majority, but a substantial minority (could even be 50:50 or better in Toledo).
Places like Columbus and Cincinnati are tougher environments to recruit from, although with time and success those should soften up a bit.
|3 days 6 hours ago||That's a Bingo!||
Getting kids to flip from OSU to Michigan in the past few years has been extremely difficult given the trajectory of the programs. And recruiting kids from enemy territory usually takes years of relationship building.
Now that our trajectory is strongly upwards, we can expect to have some access to top Ohio talent. Watching recruiting trends in a state requires a bit of a longer view, and in time we'll be fine with Ohio recruits.
One minor quibble, though. The brand does matter, it's just that the success of the program is an integral part of the brand. "Michigan" alone is enough for some kids. "Michigan + Success" = profit.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Words can't express ...||
Just a terribly sad day for the Carr family. I hope that their faith (they've asked for prayers from those so inclined) is a comfort to them through this unimaginably-difficult time. I don't know them personally, but as part of the community I am sorry for their loss.
Hug your children, folks. Each day is a gift!
And support cancer research.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Spot on re: Cook||
I think you're spot-on regarding Cook. I'm not sure the line is low, though - while O'Conner had a great game in soggy conditions, I like PSU's chances a LOT more with Cook out. If Cook is out and PSU plays up to its potential ...
/coughs, spits out a bit of sputum, tries not to giggle/
this could be a gut-punch game for MSU. Cook is easily the best player MSU has on offense, and maybe the best across-the-board. If he's out, this is anything but a gimme for Sparty.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Let's Consult Norm MacDonald||
The more I learn about Hitler, the less I care for him ...
|4 days 5 hours ago||About Valenti||
You know, Hitler was absolutely one of the worst people in history, but he did oversee the development the Autobahn system. So folks like Hitler and Valenti can be right about something on occasion. Doesn't make 'em good guys.
Also, I think Valenti is wrong w/r/t making Peppers full time offense. Two-way? Maybe (if he can hold up). But we still need him at safety.
|4 days 7 hours ago||One condition.||
Only if he can run a 3-3-5.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Epic Double Birds||
A targeting call against an OSU senior defensive player, followed by an epic double middle finger to the Michigan faithful as said OSU player vacates the field, a la Marcus Hall.
Tradition, man. Tradition.
|4 days 8 hours ago||I don't know, man.||
Last week, I found myself pulling for Ohio State, which is like ipecac for the soul. Now I find myself pulling for Penn State with their program's/administrations awful history off the field?
Situational ethics - I get it. But ewwwwwwh.
Anyway, this is an interesting post. Unfortunately, Coach D'Antoni knows he is playing for the B1G East, so he's not going to let his dorm vikings sleep past PSU.
|4 days 8 hours ago||The awfulness of Franklin||
Going for the field goal from very short distance in the fourth quarter when down by 11 (working off of memory here on the score) was Ron Zook-level stupidity. And several other headscratchers that were refreshingly hilarious, because (unlike years past) Michigan wasn't wearing the dunce's cap.
What the Hell is Franklin thinking about during game time? My best guess is that he's busy scoping out his assistant coaches' and coordinators' wives in the stands - because we know they're smokin' hot!
|4 days 8 hours ago||Interesting.||
That's good to know, especially with our shiny new coach (meaning that Harbaugh is more likely to draw interest from other B1G players than, say, Hoke). I thought Rudock was able to come over on a graduate transfer exception.
[Insert "The More You Know" .gif here.]
|4 days 9 hours ago||WOTS||
The story, as I recall it, is that Weber had assurances that any coaching change rumors at OSU were just that. He signed his LOI, and either later that day or the next day the OSU RB coach announced he was going to the Bears.
Weber got duped, plain and simple.