so much for that
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|17 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps we should be asking a different question?||
Would this ever happen at Michigan or any other Big Ten school? The chances are pretty close to zero.
The most action anyone gets at this college is a tap on the behind after a football game. At Notre Dame students can be expelled for having premarital sex, so naturally contraception is banned and there are no sexual health resources. In fact, in a recent study Notre Dame was one of the bottom ten schools for sexual health awareness. The students are not informed about safer sex, and thus are more at risk for STIs and unintended pregnancies. But even if students find themselves wanting to have sex, the single gender dorms and strict visiting hours keep them at bay. There was even an article about how students don’t know how to interact with the opposite sex, so the university’s tactics to keep students from getting it on seem to be working.
If Te'o really was engaging in some sort of on-line relationship, catfish or otherwise, I place the fault at the feet of Notre Dame and its dark-age & backwards view of sex and sexuality. Had Te'o gone to any Big Ten institution, he would surely been able to openly & without fear have a relationship with a real human (target rich environment!). No reasonable collage student would need to look for sex or a relationship on-line unless at a college or university that banned sex.
It's Notre Dame's fault.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'm here to pick up my date.||
Could you ring Fawn Liebowitz?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||bingo||
Tressel did exactly what he was hired to do: Beat Michigan at all costs.
Between 1976 and 2000, the Buckeyes had only beaten us 7 times I believe. Ohio had good teams but they were losing several difference-making in state recruits to Michigan.
Tressel, a coach with a history of cheating, was hired. Recruits/players got money, cars, hookers (pro or semi-pro), tats, drugs, etc... Those difference making players stopped coming north.
Ohio started beating Michigan nearly every year, won a NC and make appearances in two others.
The cost for an incredible decade? One season of wins removed from the record-books (near meaningless), miss a bowl game, lose a few scholarships and upgrade to a better coach.
They keep most of their wins over Michigan, their NC, their other bowl appearances, the increased revenue from donations and sales that comes from having a successful team, etc...
From a purely economic standpoint, ignoring any of the moral issues (which they don't care about) was it a worth while trade? The standing ovation says it all. Yes, it was worth the cost.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||silly||
What did Borges have to work with?
An inexperienced back-up dual-threat QB that looks like he MAY fit Al's system.
A starting one-armed "wild-cat" QB that would probably be a better option at tailback if his arm wasn't numb and could protect the football.
Starting tailback - out with broken leg.
Back-up tailback: not effective.
A hodge-podge mess of an offensive line that can't run block.
A bunch of undersized receivers with good hands.
A couple tight ends that could use a year or two in the system to beef up.
Lots of turn-overs in the Snakepit.
The staff did a bang-up job with these kids all year long. Yes we could have won this game, but I'm not ready to judge Borges on this mess. Everything hinges on the O-line...
|26 weeks 2 days ago||A Wolverine, a Badger and a Buckeye meet up at happy hour...||
A Wolverine, a Badger and a Buckeye meet up at happy hour and start comparing game-day activities around their respective stadia.
The Michigan alumnus says "Back in Ann Arbor, after a win, there's a bar that offers a 2 for one drink special..."
The Wisconsin alumus follows with "Oh, that's nothing. In Madtown, after a home win, there's a bar that gives out free shots with every picture of beer sold!"
The ohio alumnus is all smiles and spouts off "You losers in Ann Arbor and Madison just can't keep up with us in Columbus. After a game, there's a bar that lets you drink free all night long and then will take you in back and get you LAID!"
The Wolverine and Badger look at each other quizzically and ask the Buckeye "why, have you ever been there yourself"?
The Buckeye responds "Why no, but my mother goes there all the time..."
|37 weeks 1 day ago||would he say the same thing if this were the NFL?||
Let's say the rules stated that the AFC was allowed 10 more first round draft picks than the NFC and when the AFC made their cuts after the pre-season, those cut players could not go join other teams?
That's pretty much the same situation.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||perhaps a better question would be||
how does Michigan compare to
A) teams that don't oversign
B) teams that oversign
Against teams that DON'T oversign, we are doing pretty darn well all things considered. Brady Hoke is making things work with non-optimal players for his system.
Against teams that DO oversign, we do about as well as probably should be expected.
Alabama oversigned by 11 last year. Add that up over 5 years (including red-shirt season) and that's 50 or more players Alabama has to work with. It also insures that they can sit kids for a year and bulk them up. Remember, a lot of those oversigns don't just get cut or put on medical. Some do decide to walk-on in hopes of getting the 'ship promised to them at a later date.
So, any conclusions drawn from last night's game about the state of Michigan football are invalid. Apples and oranges.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I was at that game||
took me a moment to realize we had won LOL
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Great Leader||
Great Leader taught America's coaches everything they know!
|42 weeks 11 hours ago||use a uk proxy||
and then stream via bbc iplayer. works great!
|42 weeks 5 days ago||is there streaming audio?||
they used to stream audio. is that locked down thru BTN now?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Our nose tackle||
crushes cars. Love it!
|1 year 1 day ago||this is going to get good||
|1 year 1 day ago||seems to me||
that if we're going to have a post season, then the winner should be the best team or at least have a high probability of being the best team. Most pro sports seem too post season heavy for my tastes and I have a hard time swallowing nonsensical results like the Giants over the Patriots.
|1 year 2 days ago||why do you say that?||
They have a rather good engineering school. The olympics left them with some choice athletic facilities as well. If the ACC starts to crumble, wouldnt they be on the short list?
Distance-wise, they are as far from Ann Arbor as is the University of Minnesota...
I do agree with you that GT would be a bit of a stretch, but curious to hear your reasoning. Seems like in this brave new world of college football, a lot of the old reasons may have gone by the wayside.
|1 year 2 days ago||Mostly because the SEC signs 5 classes for every 4 we do.||
Mostly because the SEC signs 5 classes for every 4 we do.
IMHO, the whole "national champtionship" thing is over-rated. Look at the NFL. When was the last time the best team in the NFL won the Superbowl? It's been a while. I wouldn't want that for College Football.
|1 year 2 days ago||what's the big deal?||
the B1G's preferences were as follows:
1a) Host some games againt southern schools in the north.
1b) Preserve the Rose Bowl with B1G champ VS PAC12 champ.
3) Allow the SEC to dictate terms and dominate the playoff.
The SEC wouldn't' go for 1a. The B1G and PAC12 wouldn't accept 3 (why should we when we control the major media markets?). Everyone seeems to have settled on 1b. It's called compromise!
Now that we have the SEC champ playing the B1G12 champ on NYD and the BIG champ vs PAC12 champ in the Rose, we can get onto the inevitable "leage" of four 16 team conferences. It really is the best possible outcome.
Now we can sit back and relax while the remaining shoes drop. Will ND choose to become relevant or continue to hide from reality? Who will bolt from the ACC? Would GA Tech be a good fit in the B1G? Which four teams will join the PAC? In the end, it doesn't really matter because we will have our cake and eat it too.
|1 year 1 week ago||no no no no||
The goal is the win the Big Ten Championship. Weren't you paying attention? ;)
|1 year 1 week ago||BIG-PAC Super Confederation||
What was better: Big Ten VS Pac Ten Champions in the Rose Bowl or the BC$ garbage & title game? The games were more interesting and meaningful prior to the BC$.
Does the new system as proposed serve the interests of the B1G or PAC 12? NO.
Does the new system as proposed appear to be stable? NO. Not now while many shoes have yet to drop in conference realignment and the current unstable configurations.
Does the new system as proposed encourage conference consolidation, prevent small conference gimmick teams in the championship or force the Irish into a conference? NO
If the B1G and PAC-12 (which together control most of the meaningful media markets) would announce some sort of confederation with the championship game played in the Rose Bowl Jan 1 (unless a Sunday of course) then I think a few favorable things happen:
1. The SEC, as not to be upstaged, goes nuclear and tries to forge their own super conference partnership, probably with the ACC. Championship game to be played in the Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl.
2. All Hell breaks loose in conference realignment. Big 12 & Big East melt down and the members are divided between the two super confederations or cease to be relevent in college football.
3. Notre Dame is forced to join a conference.
4 B1G grabs a couple teams to solidify the north eastern media markets.
5. The winner or the Rose will play the winner of the Orange (or Sugar) somewhere, perhaps a rotating northern/southern location.
At the worse case, we’d still have the Rose Bowl, which is better than the current options.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||BIG-PAC Super Conference||
Ever since the cross-over games were announced I've had this sneaking suspicion are heading toward a BIG-PAC super conference with the Rose Bowl as the conference championship game. That sort of alliance would certainly increase the value of both conference TV networks and perhaps give the B1G and the PAC-12 the confidence they need to walk away from the table of this playoff cluster-f.
Right now, many if not all of the conferences are in flux. Nothing is stable. It’s crazy to make any sort of long term plans for a playoff until things settle down and take shape. If they were to even hint at considering BIG-PAC, it might just be enough to move teams into a stable alignment which could support a reasonable championship format.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||They can be pink for all I care||
as long as we win.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I agree||
If they are going to play music in the stadium, at least play good music and preferably music with a local connection. (MC5, Iggy, Seager, Electric Six, Ted, Pubahs, Motown, etc...)
Journey should never ever be played again. Who was the genius that programmed "Buttercup"? *puke*
Trouble is no one will ever like ALL the music. Why not more country and rap? Yeah, I don't care for the stuff, but I'm sure many in the stands do.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'd rather see Michigan play in the||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||e-mag is fun!||
240 was one of my favorite classes.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||No||
He will face charges in Pennsylvania, then he will most likely be extradited to Texas (He is lucky. Child rape got the death penalty in Texas up to 2008). Somewhere in there he will likely face federal charges of some kind also (no one walks from federal charges). Along the line he will have to defend against various lawsuits that should liquidate all his assets. He is screwed.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||love it!||
All rise for Michigan!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||'tis the season!||
'tis the season!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||but the coaches are obviously||
but the coaches are obviously grooming him,
Bingo. It really doesn't matter one bit what we think or say about this issue. Only Hoke's opinion has weight.
The coaches obviously can't come out and say it, but their actions speak louder than words. They know they want Gardener as QB. They are preparing him for the transition and it would also appear that they are preparing Denard for his future as a faster Desmond at the same time.
Speaking of which, I am sure Desmond could have done a decent job as QB back in the day (he was the most athletic guy on the team) but the team was better with him as WR & kick returner.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Agreed. We are half way thru the season||
and Denard doesn't seem to be progressing.
I love Denard but no player > (The Team)^3
|1 year 31 weeks ago||We didn't play Michigan Football||
and we didn't play to our strengths.
4th and 1, Michigan football jams it down their throats, not a silly trick play in such a situation.
I wasn't a fan of the fake fieldgoal in teh 1st Q either even though it did work.