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|7 hours 14 min ago||It's obviously a typo.||
He did not say The Horseshow. He plainly said "The Shitshow" - it being Columbus, and all.
|9 hours 45 min ago||Uh oh.||
Because all currently available evidence suggests we peaked against Penn State.
|11 hours 35 min ago||Him||
If you can't trust a golden retriever, who can you trust?
|13 hours 33 min ago||Too pessimistic.||
I disagree with the OP. As bad as Hoke's record on the field has been, he is recruiting well and the cupboard is full. Plus Harbaugh (I assume you're referencing Jim, btw) is insanely competitive. So I don't see the year 2-4 fall off that the OP predicts.
I'm not of the "Harbaugh or bust" camp because I think he comes with some baggage - mostly tied to his inability to play nicely with others. I'd like to see him hired because his positives greatly outweigh his negatives. But there are other coaches who could come into this program and have immediate success and sustained success.
|13 hours 38 min ago||Not necessarily down with the "true fan" position, but ... .||
I don't feel that I have the standing to tell someone how to be a fan, and I don't like others telling me how to be a fan. So I avoid tossing around the "true fan" moniker.
However, there are a lot of good reasons to watch The Game in my mind. First, it's the greatest historic rivalry in college football. We've not held up our end of the bargain, but it's still The Game. Second, as the cliche goes, there's a reason they play the game. Last year many of us thought Michigan did not have a prayer against Ohio State, but it was a terrific game and a brilliant effort by Gardner. Third, it is likely the last chance to see many of the seniors play. These young men have put tremendous effort into the team, and I want to see their last game even if the outcome is suboptimal. (And if they pull a rabbit out of their collective helmets? Brilliant.) Fourth, Michigan is our school for various reasons - alumni, family history, personal choice, and many other reasons. While I'll not be a slave to the TV during a season like this, I will always make an effort to watch the rivalry games. Fifth, while being reduced to potential spoiler is not what I want for the program, Michigan does have a chance to destroy any of Ohio State's national championship hopes.
If you disagree, that's OK. So long as you're not dumping on the players or making personal attacks on the coaches, that's fine. We all come at this our own way.
And, in conclusion, screw Ohio State and their whole damned state.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Michigan 23 - 21 Ohio State||
And my reasoning on this? /checks pockets and examines lint, scratches head, taps fingers/
It would be the perfect capper to the Hoke years, and give a solid number of fans a basis to say "aww, we let go of Hoke just as he was turning things around" for years.
What? No, I'm not taking any bets.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Not to be argumentative.||
But if it had lumps I wouldn't be hedging on whether I just sharted, would I?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'll take hyperliteralism for $200, Alex||
Well, that makes it tough. Is losing Beilein to retirement worth having MSU's football success go away?
|1 day 10 hours ago||Query.||
Does a shart count? Because I think I just sharted.
|1 day 10 hours ago||The Michigan Difference.||
I always wondered what, exactly, was "The Michigan Difference". I understand now:
|1 day 14 hours ago||Man, the weather outside is frightful!||
This post and the comments reinforce my decision to avoid the board like the plague following Saturday's result. I agree with everyone who's taken the position that personal attacks against the players and coaching staff are toxic/dumb/pointless etc. But in the meantime, ...
The weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is quite delightful,
And since we've nowhere to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
(Put another way, ambiguous OP titles like "On Hoke" are always going to garner clicks on here. So the "if you don't want to read a snowflake thread don't click on it" argument doesn't really work here.)
|4 days 5 hours ago||No particular thought on this.||
Just replying to prevent future editing when jdon rethinks his reply. (Although this, sadly, may not even make it to the Creepy MGoBlog Post Hall of Fame.)
You're all welcome!
|4 days 6 hours ago||Different type of NFL game.||
If you're worried about the drunken histrionics that you see at many NFL games, remember that 95% of the fans in attendance Monday night could give less than 1% of a shit about who wins this battle of AFC weaklings.
By my calculation /pulls out abacus/ there is a solid 80% chance this game will be as tame as most college football games.
Of course, that leaves a 20% chance that you'll be sitting next to this lass (or her equivalent) for the game:
|4 days 10 hours ago||This is just ...||
I mean, this is ... words ... words are insufficient.
I wish the Pistons organization was this freakin' brilliant!
Even Hockey Bear got into the mix:
|4 days 13 hours ago||Cross him off the list.||
Unless there is a back story to this (and a class of 30 suggests oversigning may be a way of life for Mullen), I think we should cross this guy off of our wish list. He was very high on my wish list, but this last minute retraction of the scholarship is straight-up bushwa. It bespeaks a mindset that is too SEC for my liking. I don't want my school's coach ever treating a kid like a commodity.
Now if there's a back story to this, that's another kettle o' fish. But it's hard to see what the backstory would be, based on what we know.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Did you bring enough to share?||
Yes. Yes I did:
|5 days 7 hours ago||How did Voltron get banhammered?||
I had not heard - just wondering if it was an epic misstep, or if it was an accumulation move.
In any event, I'm sure he will reincarnate.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.||
I had very little interaction with him, but my impression was that Elvis was a very humble and down-to-earth guy. So it's great he carries this title, however it happened to land in his lap.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Got you.||
Understood - it was one of them thar rhetorical questions
|5 days 14 hours ago||You're a funny guy, that's all ... .|
|5 days 14 hours ago||The difference.||
I think the difference is that people who ask for prayers to be sent by the readership are implicitly faithful. You can immediately glean from the request for prayers that the person asking for them believes in a higher power and the power of prayer. So if you ask "what's the point of sending prayers", you can be read as challenging someone's faith. A lot of folks don't like that.
When someone asks for "thoughts to go out to the victims" or some such, it's not as clear what the end game is. So it seems a lot less combative to question that.
Just my view, of course.
|6 days 8 hours ago||And worth every penny ...||
$4.6M to not have him coach? Worth every penny!
Notre Dame / University of Kansas / University of Florida
|6 days 13 hours ago||Big Ben Was Wrong||
Of course I agree that Ben Wallace made things worse, and a better-run organization would have gotten him off the court sooner. But remember that Jackson was getting up in Ben's grill after the fact (Artest wasn't really fighting his own fight - Wallace was huge at the time). Both teams kept the nonsense going longer than it needed to go.
But what makes this all memorable was Artest going into the stands, shattering the invisible/imaginary wall between the fans and the players. And Artest laying out on the scorer's table was a passive-aggressive taunt to the crowd. If everything else remained the same, but Artest did not make a spectacle of himself, we would not be talking about this ten years later.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Perfect storm indeed.||
It seemed to ratchet up, step-by-step, with one bad decision after another. Artest commits an unnecessarily hard foul. Wallace overreacting, as you note. Jackson jumping in the fray. The benches clearing.
But until Artest lay down on the scorer's table, it seemed like a relatively generic end-of-the-game fight. For a reviled figure like Artest to taunt the crowd like that was, in my mind, the quantum leap of stupidity. Should the fan have tossed the beer? Of course not. Could you foresee a fan doing something that stupid in the face of Artest's taunt? Of course.
The other part of this was that the police used the game and arena film to identify many of the culprits and mete out punishment. The realization that fans were not necessarily anonymous was a bit of a wake-up call for fans everywhere - and that general realization may have been the biggest silver lining to come out of what was otherwise a shitshow pure-and-simple.
|6 days 14 hours ago||The footage.|
|1 week 6 hours ago||I disagree.||
A bye week is a week when the team doesn't play (see, e.g., HERE and excerpt below). That's different than a "bye" in a knockout tournament (see same link).
|1 week 8 hours ago||Glue's not the only thing people put on paper.||
Someone once thought to put a chemical other than glue on a piece of paper. Now Timothy Leary is famous.
Not a Post-It Note.
Don't let the haters get you down. You put up an OP that you admitted was crazy at the outset. You had to know a bit of negativity was coming your way, you crazy diamond!
|1 week 8 hours ago||Andy Hardy Show||
Your proposal has a certain Andy Hardy Show appeal. And I give you credit for including "I realize the crazy level is high and odds are probably zero". So I'm not negging the OP.
But when the crazy level is high, and the odds are zero, it's a recipe for a doomed discussion. Now if you suggested that Jack come along to be the permanent AD, and they put their crazy brother-in-law in charge of marketing, you might be onto something. If only Mickey Rooney were still alive, your ramshackle crew may actually be able to put on a show and save the family farm!
|1 week 10 hours ago||Appreciated?||
Appreciated, but not fully appreciated.
(Kidding aside, I like the tone of the promotion. Nothing here to cheapen the stadium experience, and for those who've never been on the field, it's a great incentive to come see what should be a close game between teams vying for bowl eligibility.)
|1 week 13 hours ago||Yes and no.||
You state that it's about power, and I agree. I said as much above.
But there's a reason that domestic violence perpetrators get sentences including mandatory anger-management counseling. It's to teach them new strategies to avoid impulsive behavior. You don't typically see anger-management counseling sentence elements for rapists.
I'm not defending either, of course. It's just that rape is a different type of evil than domestic physical abuse. Not unrelated (both, as you say, involve the need for the perpetrator to assert power over the victim, and there are typically huge elements of narcissism in both crimes) - but not the same, either.
It's great, btw, that we can have a serious dialogue on these issues in a football forum.