this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 13 hours ago||I'll echo the consensus of||
I'll echo the consensus of "good idea, poor execution". There are too many players to retire numbers permanently, and #1/#2 etc. could be great motivators/recruiting tools. My ideal solution would have been to have the seniors award open legends numbers to the best freshmen at the end of the season - that way you reward effort and talent, but do it early enough in a career that it's less confusing.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Wow, pretentious much? "I am||
Wow, pretentious much? "I am old, only I can decide what a TRUE Michigan fan believes"
|1 day 13 hours ago||The best traditions are weird||
The best traditions are weird and unique. #98 was both. Why does every QB need to be #7?
|6 days 12 hours ago||The "stupid shit" on the||
The "stupid shit" on the shoes is mesh over venting, I'm pretty sure, so it's at least a functional (cooler and lighter) feature for a running shoe.
|1 week 5 days ago||From a side view, this year||
From a side view, this year they've made the whole car resemble the winged helmet motif. In the past they've included the wings on the canopy though.
|1 week 5 days ago||The car is not really||
The car is not really designed to accommodate 6'3" 215 lb former QBs. Maybe with the top off...
|1 week 5 days ago||The solar cells are not||
The solar cells are not attached yet. They will ultimately cover the entire dark blue area including the racing stripe.
|1 week 6 days ago||Students still pay a lot more than empty seats.||
Students still pay a lot more than empty seats.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||What if ND is getting "$X OR||
What if ND is getting "$X OR Y shares per year"? That doesn't seem very likely, but I guess it's one way that ND could conceivably be making more per year.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Does that make the analysis||
Does that make the analysis wrong? "Some people naturally run differently" implies that some people are going to be more prone to injury, which is kind of the whole premise of the post.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Which year? I bought one of||
Which year? I bought one of the "authentic" hockey jerseys during the big fire sale when the AD stopped using that company in Texas. It's very nice, everything embroidered, good patches, etc. It's the blue jersey with the obnoxiously huge Block M in the middle, and stripes on the belly and sleeves. I really liked that look. Honestly I've been a fan of most of the Adidas hockey designs, though I wish they'd change less.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||But that's why pictures of us||
But that's why pictures of us playing Minny and Iowa are valuable. We've always looked lighter, relatively speaking.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The regular hot and readys||
The regular hot and readys are crap, but the deep dish is magically delicious, if you're in a certain frame of mind.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Michigan's official maize,||
"Michigan's official maize, on the other hand is 48; if you get to 45 you're half-way to orange (aka "gold")."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The data also says "nearly||
The data also says "nearly half the fan base would prefer we not go as dark as official maize". It's all how you spin it. Saying that keeping the current yellow would piss off 80% of the fan base is a particularly orange-friendly spin.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||For me on mobile, it bounces||
For me on mobile, it bounces me to a page with the color names but not the swatches before it lets me vote. I get the same thing on IE on desktop if I click the left "submit" button.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Dried up deer bait corn?||
Dried up deer bait corn?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Because it's labelled||
Because it's labelled "official", and it still shows up with the labels if you click the wrong "submit" button or are using mobile. No one is going to vote against "official".
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Apparently the giant Kraft||
Apparently the giant Kraft noodle wasn't wrong about "you know you love it", because that's exactly what "official" "maize" looks like.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He won't. He and a lot of||
He won't. He and a lot of other people on this site seem to care more about the Swoosh than the Block M.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Apparently Adidas offered||
Apparently Adidas offered literally twice the money, which for a school like ASU would be almost criminal to pass up.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||From any appreciable distance||
From any appreciable distance they look full Zubazz. They are scientifically hideous.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||The Washington jerseys have a||
The Washington jerseys have a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. TCU, on the other hand.... yecccchhhh.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Put an "R" at the end and wear it to Notre Dame games...||
Put an "R" at the end and wear it to Notre Dame games...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The Iowa "corn" color looks||
The Iowa "corn" color looks awful. And the "maize" on the banner looks muddy and outdated. I hope we stay far, far away from it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||In Pipkins case in||
In Pipkins case in particular, has the guy ever been able to play more than a few games without a significant injury? Yeah, bad luck and all that, but for whatever reason he seems particularly high risk for future injury, and it sounds like he's not, and won't be, 100% from his previous injuries any time soon. Obviously this sucks for him, but it's hard to blame the coaches and med staff for looking at that history and saying, look, this just isn't a good risk to take.
Again, Pipkins is a highly rated guy at a spot we need help, and Michigan hasn't been particularly profligate with medical hardships in recent years, so the benefit of the doubt seems fair.
Honestly the OSU and Alabama stuff DOES seem objectively shadier, in that we can point directly to a "replacement" player, and some of the guys getting bounced were performing recently with no obvious injury. Vs. Pipkins where he probably won't be immediately replaced, except maybe by a walk-on, and we know for a fact he's gone down with multiple injuries.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Given that a medical hardship||
Given that a medical hardship scholarship gives all the major benefits of a football scholarship, except without the football, isn't it equivalent to workers' comp? We're not throwing Peewee on the street, he's still being offerred a free education.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Minor gripe: the shades of||
Minor gripe: the shades of yellow for "solid starter" vs "two deep" are way too close together, at least on mobile. I can't tell them apart on a small image. Any chance you could update?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||2005 was lousy because it was||
2005 was lousy because it was blue. 2006 was my favorite (still have it). I also really like 2012 from a design standpoint.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I... I kind of want to do||
I... I kind of want to do this now. Hack his Twitter account and just start posting deep quotes from famous philosophers, links to quantum physics journal articles, etc.