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|2 days 9 hours ago||Quit drinking and go to bed.||
Quit drinking and go to bed.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I know you put a lot of work||
I know you put a lot of work into this, but what does it tell us that we don't already know? Our offense in 2013 was schizophrenic--explosive at times and immobile at others. Our offense in 2014 was just bad. We know this.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Nick Saban???||
|4 days 21 hours ago||Their track record||
Recent Athlon predictions:
|5 days 18 hours ago||Makes sense--good fit,||
Makes sense--good fit, skills-wise and he's familiar with the staff. Best of luck to Blake!
|1 week 6 days ago||The NFL gets more idiotic with every passing year.||
The NFL gets more idiotic with every passing year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I fail to see what's so bad about Dantonio's statement||
He's a dick and says a lot of dickish things, but this doesn't rank up there.
FACT: MSU has recently won a lot of games (they've won 10+ in 4/5 season).
FACT: We have not.
So, when Harbaugh and his staff sell Michigan to recruits, it's on the promise that we will be great (and I'm sure we will), not on the last few years of win-loss records at Michigan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Good point, though of course||
Good point, though of course he'd have to be enrolled at ND to play this year, no? And perhaps there's an academic issue related to entering a graduate program?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I suspect (though of course||
I suspect (though of course don't know) that the reason is academic, as he's already been in trouble there once, and ND is a pretty tough school. If he were in any sort of danger of becoming academically ineligible, then that would be a reason for transferring. If true, however, that would rule Michigan out.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wish him the best, and a||
Wish him the best, and a speedy recovery.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Amen, brother. <br><br>The NFL is a joke.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There was a study in the||
There was a study in the American Sociological Review a few years ago testing links between participation in different high school sports and rates of off-the-field violence. It did find a positive correlation between playing football and rates of off-the-field violence (and a negative correlation for some other sports). (When controlling for other variables, of course.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||They're rebuilding the brand.||
They're rebuilding the brand. The Foster Farms section at my local Ralph's (ie Kroger) is one third the size it was pre-salmonella.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||There was a best player on||
There was a best player on offense? Must have missed that one.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If Pacquiao KOs Mayweather...||
...I may never stop watching the highlights.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, he is an awful person,||
Yes, he is an awful person, and I expect him to win. But I don't think it will be easy, as he's never fought a lefty with Pacquiao's blend of speed and power. Fight goes the distance and is fairy close, IMO. Pacquiao has a chance, but in the end I expect Mayweather is just too quick getting back in defense and too technical.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This is a joke, right?||
Five Guys is to In-N-Out as East Lansing is to Ann Arbor.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||TurbofolkLOL ever heard it||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What...the...****||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Political threads||
I know moderating/administering a community of this size and diversity is a difficult and often thankless task, so take this as a friendly query:
Is it perhaps time to reassert the prohibition on political threads?
I know there are a ton of political issues centered on the University of Michigan, some of which intersect with the football program or its personnel. But I feel like there are more and more of these threads every week, and a binary us/them culture wars dynamic is asserting itself on this board. With no offense intended to the OP, I see this as part of the problem:
It's political, it's divisive, and it's only linked to Michigan sports in the most tangential way possible. I mean, if we are going to argue to the death, it should at least be over something meaningful, like what run blocking scheme our offense employs, right?
Speaking generally, one of the things I value about this site is that it's one of the few corners of the internet left that hasn't been infected by the culture wars, and I hope it stays that way.
That said, I also trust you to make the best decision for the site and community. Just wanted to let you know how I felt (and I assume I'm not alone in this).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Many of us like this blog, in||
Many of us like this blog, in part, because it's one of the few corners of the internet that hasn't yet been ruined by "culture wars" BS.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The Mets have got to be one||
The Mets have got to be one of the worst. Huge payroll, few wins.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||FYI||
This comment in that thread is messed up: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/harbaugh-american-sniper#comment-3122628
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That's really disturbing.||
That's really disturbing. Sorry to hear that it had happened to you :(
|6 weeks 3 days ago||All good points.||
All good points.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I don't like Harbaugh for his||
I don't like Harbaugh for his politics. In fact I don't know what his politics are, but I suspect I wouldn't like them if I did. Regardless, I like him because he's a great coach, a true believer in the University of Michigan and seems to approach his job with a good combination of emphasis on winning and mentoring college kids (many of whom come from hard knock backgrounds). I sort of hope that he keeps his politics to himself, because that's in the best interests of keeping our big tent united in our common interests. But as long as that's true, I couldn't care less what his personal views are.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A few key differences||
QB: Braxton Miller (So. RS) vs. miscellaneous question marks
RB: Jordan Hall (Sr. RS) and Carlos Hyde (Jr. beast) vs. miscellaneous question marks
WRs: Stoneburner (Sr. RS), Brown (Jr., RS), Fields (Jr. RS) vs. Darboh and miscellaneous question marks
OL: 3 returning starters (all juniors) plus Corey Lindsay (Jr.), who would go on to play in the NFL vs. a line that might gel into something good but has not been good up to now.
No comparison, as far as I can see. Urbz had a very good OL, an extremely promising QB with significant experience as a starter, and excellent, experienced skill players. We have an OL that could be good but hasn't been up to now and a junk lot of question marks.
Our defense will probably be better than OSU's in 2012, but our offense is certain to struggle in ways their 2012 offense never did.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Offense needs a lot of work||
Offense needs a lot of work but at least this year we have a coaching staff that knows how to do that. I expect our offense to end the year decent but not great. Early on it should be a bit rough, though.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||My thoughts:*Morris is the||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Still a top tier Big 10 team, but...||
...anyone and everyone (which admittedly isn't a lot in our conference) is going to test those DBs, and I think losing Langford (and most likely his replacement) is going to hurt more than you model it hurting.
Oregon and OSU look like sure-fire losses to me, and I think we (in Ann Arbor) and both Air Force and Penn State should give them *some* issues--they could win all 3 of those, but I'll guess they drop one. The rest of their games are pretty much in the bag.
So yeah...I figure it's probably a 9-3 season for them, a decent bowl game and a high draft pick for Cook afterwards.