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|8 weeks 11 hours ago||I know right?! /s||
I mean who would admit they're from Sydney?!
Melbourne, I could see that- very artsy and Ann Arbor-y in parts. Brisbane, that I would respect (I'm Brisbane-based). Adelaide, I love their wine. Perth, wonderfully underrated. Hobart... good alcohol of all kinds so that's worth advertising. Darwin, just for having survived it would be worth bragging about.
[But seriously I imagine he really is from Sydney. Sydneysiders never pass up an opportunity to say where they're from... but it's a lovely city.]
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Source?||
Are the player postgame comments up? Not questioning it I'd just like to read them.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||THIS||
I'll be honest I was pretty disappointed at first, but it's not reasonable to expect this- or any- team to perform at their highest level every quarter. As you point out, peer teams have their lulls... and they lost. We are fortunate to have the complaints we do. If they have a terrible game against Maryland but squeak it out then I'll be truly concerned.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Just Like My Opinion, Man.||
So it's not good to respect the ownership others? I would imagine that's exactly what someone should do if we don't own the property.
Yes but if one of us were to do a UFR it would almost invariably come out differently due to the subjective nature of Brian's analysis, rendering it far less useful than anything he would come up with. A weakness of the system for sure, but it's the one we've got.
Yes, this site doesn't exist without the viewers, posters, and contributors. However, I fail to see how that is relevant in this case. I was just saying not to put the cart before the horse and that the idea of doing pre-emptive UFRs and previews from the peanut gallery was less than useful... for me, as a viewer, poster, and MGoBoard contributor. :)
By the way, why do you have to be so rude about it?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I've got a few notes||
1) This is Brian's site, not ours. He'll preview as he sees fit. I am pretty sure there's a plan in place to prepare previews ahead of time as the case may be. They've got a month between the Big Ten Championship and the playoff, if it even comes to that.
2) I do not trust any of us to UFR accurately relative to his system, I'd rather let the expert take care of that.
3) While I hate to be the myopic "don't look ahead", don't look that far ahead. OSU wasn't supposed to lose to PSU either. Let's enjoy the ride, guys.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Millennial Bashing? Really?||
At least that stupid millennial spelled each word in his post correctly. I'll now get off your lawn.
A better educated generation than yours
|16 weeks 4 days ago||That commercial...||
I never skip commercials on podcasts... except that one. For one, I can't stand small children, but that's on me. More importantly, it is all so painfully awkward. I love the work Matt does but it's nails on chalkboard to hear that. Yes, please re-record something a bit more professional. That feels so cruel to type but it's coming from a good place.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
it makes the protesters feel accomplished but ultimately accomplishes nothing except trying to shame the athletes about their university? Coming from another fanbase it again will not achieve its intended result. Call me crazy but I care about whether the message communicates to the receiver what it's intended to.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Double post||
Click once, post twice, as I always say.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||He's dead||
And the only people this will send a message to are some innocent students. This will do nothing about the university's administration, only be interpreted as disrespect for the athletes.
This is coming from a good place and I understand the message it wants to send, but it won't hit home the way it's intended.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||MGoVideo||
MGoVideo posts it usually a day after the game, commercials removed. It's kind of amazing.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Hello||
Just wait for the Hello post or not, no sense in the rest mate.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Seems light-hearted||
No problem with that. Some light-hearted ribbing, harkening back to a big win that they had over Michigan. He's gotta play to his base. Besides, he was the clear #2 if Harbaugh didn't come to U-M, so I have no bitterness towards him. He could be a lot worse, and there he is actually spending time with and working with Coach Harbaugh. Good on him for supporting his team and fans with some fun.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||A fantastic first step||
Even if it could only be used for cargo, that's a tremendous relief. Right now passenger trains share the rails with freight, which is the primary obstacle to high-speed rail- brand new lines would have to be laid, not just upgrading current lines. If freight were to be replaced along certain lines then the passenger trains could become proper high-speed rail.
I hope the engineering challenges are overcome, they may be numerous but great things always have huge scientific obstacles.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||You may be thinking of Rugby League||
I don't see AFL guys as being potential linemen or big TE or LB types- that's more the rugby folks popular in NSW or QLD. Aussie Rules is more wide open, faster, and not quite as crunching tackles (but man they fly up to get a mark). I think the range of athlete in Australian sport makes it a great potential recruiting ground. You nailed the appeal for them, provided they don't think they have a good path to the pro game in AFL or NRL, where they could be in the top level by 19.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||What a waste||
How many kids could we send to college on that? That could set up an endowment fund that paid out $3M per year for eternity (more if the corpus is invested well)... lives could be changed, the whole school's academics could be put on solid footing with amazing opportunities for students. I love football but this is just depressing.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||It's AFL and Rugby||
The skill sets are very translatable in different ways... AFL is fast and involves a lot of catching on the run, punting (a sort of drop kick motion on the run is the way to move the ball quickly down field to your teammate), high pointing the ball, tackling, etc. Rugby is slower but with bigger hits. I wouldn't be surprised to see athletes aside from punters make the transition.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Not just rugby||
They're going to Melbourne, which is more AFL country than rugby. Those guys could translate well as wide receivers, defensive backs, or even returners/scatbacks depending on the frame. AFL is a much more wide open, faster game and is far more popular in Victoria than rugby.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||AFL Transferrable to "Gridiron"||
A lot of folks in the states are unfamiliar with AFL, Australian Football League, which is very different from rugby. In the few years since I moved here I have absolutely fallen in love with the sport (specifically the Adelaide Crows), which is exciting, high scoring, fast-paced, and with some rather crunching hits.
He's wise to go to Victoria (the state where Melbourne is), which is the hotbed of AFL (Sydney and Brisbane are big rugby centres, whereas Melbourne and Adelaide are mostly AFL). When you hear about an Aussie punter they are usually AFLers (which is why Blake O'Neill came from Melbourne.
However, they are more than that. The way these guys need to streak down the field and high-point a ball, I wouldn't be surprised for them to make a good transition to defensive back or wide receiver as the case may be. An example of some highlights can be found at the link -> here.
P.S. It's called "gridiron" here to distinguish it from AFL ("footy"), rugby union, rugby league, (yes there are two rugbys, that sometimes go by "football'), and soccer (which is actually called soccer just as often as it's called football, believe it or not).
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I ask this because I bug||
I ask this because I bug everyone about it... are you in Australia (or is your gf also a Michigan grad)? If so we're trying to grow our alumni network out here, currently we have a FB page and are working on a website, had our first event in Melbourne last year. It's an exciting time to be a Wolverine in Australia!
|40 weeks 1 day ago||If you have to ask...||
Then it's probably too much.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Nothing to do with sabermetrics||
Pitch counts have nothing to do with sabermetrics. Sabermetrics is about using data to predict or make better decisions about the game... pitch counts are basically based on gut feelings. The data is mixed on the issue. Might be blaming the wrong source here.
|47 weeks 8 hours ago||In Australia||
Never forget that Wolverines are everywhere- when the East Coast is asleep others are awake!
|50 weeks 15 hours ago||Don't you mean||
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Adelaide, Australia||
I live out here (roughly 10,000 miles away) and see M gear every few weeks somewhere. Most bizarre was seeing the Block M and word Michigan across it (old logo style) on clothing in the window this women's fashon store called Supre in Rundle Mall... I'm not sure people realised that was a real place/university those models were advertising.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||correction||
It's gonna be on Foxtel, 6AM local. Enjoy!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm in the same boat on this||
I know there won't be any places showing it... it's just a matter of having the correct live stream. So far this season I've been waiting for the full game to be uploaded on MGoVideo before watching or checking the score, which is painful and too much for this game. So... I have no idea unfortunately.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Totally random note...||
So I noticed UM Fan... that you're in Sydney. I'm in Adelaide! We're having a UM Alumni event in Melbourne on the 28th... any chance you could make it down? Did you see the email we sent out through the Alumni Association? They don't have great contact info for our alumni here so I wanted to ask.
Also, if you know any other UM fans in the area we are really trying to build our network here- this is actually the first event of its kind. I am sure we can find some way to exchange contact info.
Thanks and Go Blue!
P.S. I am not sure if this post was a joke or not...
|1 year 32 weeks ago||International...||
So the earlier update said that y'all would be reaching out to international backers separately... is that still coming or did I miss it? I look forward to showing off my HTTV on my desk in Adelaide and eliciting all the confused looks I can.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Aussie?||
Aussie kicker? Who is the staff looking at? Is that just a general sentiment that they want an Aussie?
Given that I'm living out here, I'm curious...