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|4 hours 25 min ago||This is Brian's 'Support the||
This is Brian's 'Support the Troops is Not an Argument' game column from Hoke. Turning this into 'you don't support the troops' is a ridiculous sentiment to me. Just like being mad at the performances and coaching of the UM football team doesn't mean UM fans don't support the players.
|4 hours 31 min ago||First Comcast, now this....||
First Comcast, now this....
|4 hours 44 min ago||I will say this in this whole||
I will say this in this whole debate: the only thing that really bothers me is how people think they own what the national anthem and flag stand for. They stand for America. They stand for everyone in America. They stand for the good, the bad and they ugly. They don't stand for just the wrongs and ills of society. They don't stand for the idealistic picture of what America is or can be. They don't stand just for the military and those who serve. They stand for everyone and everything. Saying Kap disrespected one great part of America because he didn't stand and then ignoring that he then also disrespected a bad part of America is an illogical sentiment to me.
|4 hours 49 min ago||Agree in general, like when||
Agree in general, like when it comes to facebook posts and such, but drawing awareness is the first step to fixing any problem. How can we as a society address our problems if we don't know a problem exists? I think that's Kap's point. He used his platform to draw attention to an issue in society he perceives. And it worked I think. People are still talking about it. People talking is good. As long, as you say, people then start doing stuff to actually fix it.
|4 hours 52 min ago||Seriously. While this is an||
Seriously. While this is an important topic to discuss, I was pleased that Harbaugh quickly put that fire out and no one is talking about it today at this point. Now we're talking about it again...Honestly, I just don't want the head coach to be awash in this for purely selfish reasons in that I want the UM head coach to never be a point of real controversy (not stupid satilitte camp stuff, that doesn't count), even though I know he is human and lives in front of a camera.
|8 hours 2 min ago||Better stop reading MGoBlog then||
Better stop reading MGoBlog then
|8 hours 9 min ago||Yep. Good god. For the||
Yep. Good god. For the first time I feel morally conflicted about reading MGoBlog and their sponsors. I mean, I love the content and want them to make a living out of this, but damn. After years of terrible service, inflated prices, outdated equipment, constant outages in both Michigan and Maryland, the final straw with Comcast came when I moved, called to disconnect my service, was told they would auto debit my credit card like every other bill. 3 weeks later, I get a call that they sent my last bill to collections for non-payment. FUCK COMCAST. I now have Charter and haven't had a single problem over the last two years. Probably because where I live now I have a choice of service providers so neither can completely fuck with me or I switch. I can confidently say I would rather never watch another UM game on TV at home than pay another cent to Comcast.
|10 hours 52 min ago||I wanted to go considering my||
I wanted to go considering my wife went to VT and I live 5 mintues from BMS. But good, god the tickets are expensive for terrible seats far from the field. I expected them to be lower considering the huge supply. I realize it's two rabid fan bases in a great area to get both...but I've gone to VT home games with better seats for cheaper than what I could find on the secondary market for this one. But hey, I might go down and tailgate anyway. Or go to Nashville for the weekend.
|14 hours 17 min ago||Cole was OK at LT. Now||
Cole was OK at LT. Now Bredeson may be great, but a non early enrollee true frosh is less than ideal for one of the few question marks on a team that has a shot at the natty
|1 day 3 hours ago||Well Brian did try to hire||
Well Brian did try to hire Lorenz until 24/7 hired him out from under MGoBlog. And it makes sense. Lorenz is a recruiting guy and 24/7 is a recruiting site; they have the national network to make recruiting writing work on a big level. And MGoBlog is probably the single best place to go for UM content; and UM has a huge alumni base who have a ton of money.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Oh, so you're saying all UM||
Oh, so you're saying all UM needs to do is have another all time great pro football HOF QB and and it will work out and UM will win an Orange bowl? Ok, that sounds like an entirely repeatable every 15 years type of situation.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Gah, I still want the high||
Gah, I still want the high ceiling guy. Like the Story said, this is the year. Banners fly forever.
|1 day 8 hours ago||No, we want glorius success.||
No, we want glorius success. That's it. I do not want crushing disappointment. Season might as well no happen if the end is crushing disappointment. Just like I don't get people who thing the 2006 OSU game is a 'classic'. No it's not. It is a loss that cost UM a win against it's rival, a championship, and a shot at a natty. That game is dead to me. And that season, in the end, gave us nothing.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Wait, 89x was a Canadian||
Wait, 89x was a Canadian radio station? Why did no one tell me? You're telling me I wasted all those years listen to a Canadian radio station!?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'm so petrified by this||
I'm so petrified by this season. Expectations are back. There is Opportunity. I have long waited for my emotional investment in the team to be paid off. This is one of those years it can pay dividends. Make it happen.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Evans jumping up to 3rd?||
Evans jumping up to 3rd? Above Johnson? Well that's a pleasant surprise. Although maybe not quite unexpected.
|3 days 20 hours ago||When I look for ceiling, I||
When I look for ceiling, I look for things that cannot be taught. Things like size, strength, speed, can't really be taught. Jordan Lewis is a better CB than Jeremy Clark; but Clark has a higher ceiling because he's 6'3". Harbaugh can't sit a QB through film and make them faster. He can sit with them and teach them how to make reads properly. Sure, there is some innate ability to be teachable, to make correct decisions under pressure. So maybe my analogy is off. But the considering how close the battle has been reported throughout camp, the question is who would you rather have, RG3 or Brady. The question was posed as 'who would you rather have Brady or Brady who runs a 4.7'.
|3 days 21 hours ago||So what does that mean that||
So what does that mean that you thought that it was O'Korn even today? So close and you though they would go with JOK for some reason?
|3 days 21 hours ago||I mean, yes it does. Doesn't||
I mean, yes it does. Doesn't make you a better QB, but physical abilities like speed does raise ceiling compared to someone else who cannot physically do that.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Football has changed since then||
Football has changed since then
|3 days 21 hours ago||Well...it is what it is. I||
Well...it is what it is. I was hoping for the higher ceiling guy, but make things happen Speight. Break the Curse of Borges and bring some hardware.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Heard it from another that O'Korn been messing around?||
Heard it from another that O'Korn been messing around?
|4 days 5 hours ago||Yeah, but marijuana is bad for you unlike anabolic steroids||
Yeah, but marijuana is bad for you unlike anabolic steroids
|4 days 6 hours ago||MOAR PODCATS!!||
|5 days 5 hours ago||Good god, they really just||
Good god, they really just can't help personify Little Brother at every turn, can they?
|5 days 7 hours ago||Also, am I the only one||
Also, am I the only one wondering why Evans just doesn't get plain 'ol RB carries? He's not huge, but he has enough heft to do it. Even in a power offense, your RBs don't have to be bowling balls. The only reason he played so much slot his senior year in high school is because Ben Davis was loaded and had another kid who was also a great RB. So Evans could play slot, so they found a way to get a lot of talent on the field. Won't happen this year, but I would like to see Evans in 2017 get some plain 'ol RB run. Brings an explosiveness and elusiveness to that spot we haven't seen out of UM.
|5 days 7 hours ago||What championship did Boston||
What championship did Boston College win last year?
Defense wins championships. When combined with a good offense. And special teams. You need it all to go the distance.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I mean, I understand that||
I mean, I understand that argument. And it could work out. But generally, the minimizing variance is not my perfered strategy. The counter argument is also, with a defense this good, take more chances because they'll hold strong and get you the ball back. I just think that eventually this team is going to have to go through OSU, and teams like Clemson or FSU, or Alabama...teams that can put up points no matter how good your D is. You need to be able to keep pace and out do them to win. The pieces are all in place with this team. As best a combo of NFL talent and experience as Harbaugh might ever have actually. Swing for the fences. Banners fly forever.
|5 days 7 hours ago||This team is going to be very||
This team is going to be very good. At this point, I'm looking for things that can hold back UM from the playoff or even a Natty. And I don't like what I hear as much.
I don't care too much about the LBs just because I think they'll have an easier job considering the DL is at the Alabama world destroying level taking into the two deep rotation. But Bredeson starting at LT puts a lower ceiling on the offense. Eventually, UM will come up against a Bosa type pash rusher. And in order to win those games, you need to not let one guy blow up a quarter of your plays. I don't like a true Frosh holding down a critical spot like that, especially a true frosh who everyone was like 'can play tackle, but probably an interior OL is his best spot' coming out of high school.
Second is the QB. Whoever they put out there will be decent to good. But man, O'Korn with his more mobility and bigger arm raises the ceiling. Even if he's just slighly more turnover prone, I say go for it. This is the year. Go for the home run. Don't go for minimizing variance.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I'll try to avoid the||
I'll try to avoid the politics stuff as best as possible:
It is an apt comparison in that both Harbaugh and Trump are genuinely and publicly authetic; they are who they are and don't try and be someone else. In Harbaugh's case, he's someone who is so engrossed in his craft (coaching football) that he maybe loses touch with the mainstream 'outside' world. He's the eccentric artist so to speak. But it's an authetic eccentricity.
Trump is authentically himself too and is unapologic about it. But for the sake of the board, I won't say exactly what Trump's 'authetically himself' actually entails.